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2021 NFL notable offseason transactions and notes – NFC West



Arizona Cardinals

2020 Record: 8-8, 3rd in NFC West

Coaching/Front Office Changes:

Player Additions:

RB James Conner (from PIT)
CB Malcolm Butler (from TEN)
C Rodney Hudson (from LV)
DE J.J. Watt (from Houston)
WR A.J. Green (from CIN)
S Shawn Williams (from CIN)
K Matt Prater (from DET)

Player Subtractions:

RB Kenyan Drake
CB Patrick Peterson
EDGE Haason Reddick
TE Dan Arnold
CB Robert Alford
WR Larry Fitzgerald
K Zane Gonzales
WR Trent Sherfield

Draft:

RD (PK) PLAYER SCHOOL POS

1 (16) Zaven Collins Tulsa OLB
2 (17) Rondale Moore Purdue WR
4 (31) Marco Wilson Florida CB
6 (26) Victor Dimukeje Duke DE
6 (39) Tay Gowan UCF CB
7 (16) James Wiggins Cincinnati S
7 (20) Michal Menet Penn State C

2020 Offensive Rankings:
Points/Gm – 13th, Yards/Gm – 6th, Pass Yards/Gm – 17th, Rush Yards/Gm – 7th,
Neutral Pace – 1st, Total Plays – 4th, Pass Plays – 15th, Run Plays – 6th,
Pass EPA – 18th, Rush EPA – 6th, aDOT – 17th,
Adjusted Line Yards – 27th, Adjusted Sack Rate – 8th, Pressure % – 22nd

2020 Defensive Rankings:
Points/Gm – 12th, Yards/Gm – 13th, Pass Yards/Gm – 10th, Rush Yards/Gm – 22nd,
Fantasy Points/Gm – 11th, Pass EPA – 15th, Rush EPA – 15th,
Blitz % – 4th, Adjusted Sack Rate – 8th, Pressure % – 5th,
DvP vs. QB FPs/Gm – 15th, DvP vs. RB FPs/Gm – 13th, DvP vs. WR FPs/Gm – 14th, DvP vs. TE FPs/Gm – 6th

Projected Starting Lineup:

QB: Kyler Murray
RB: Chase Edmonds
3RB: Chase Edmonds
WR: DeAndre Hopkins
WR: Christian Kirk
WR: Rondale Moore (R)
TE: Dan Arnold

Notes:
Current projected win total across most books: 8

Strength of schedule rank: (Based on opposition current projected win totals).

Offense:

Defense:
Cover 1 Man.

Los Angeles Rams

2020 Record: 10-6, 2nd in NFC West

Coaching/Front Office Changes:

Additions:
DC Raheem Morris (former ATL DC/interim HC)

Subtractions:
DC Brandon Staley

Player Additions:

QB Matthew Stafford (from Detroit)
WR DeSean Jackson (from PHI)

Player Subtractions:

RB Malcolm Brown
QB Jared Goff
S John Johnson
LB Samson Ebukam
TE Gerald Everett
CB Troy Hill
DL Michael Brockers
DL Morgan Fox
WR Josh Reynolds

Draft:

RD (PK) PLAYER SCHOOL POS

2 (25) Tutu Atwell Louisville WR
3 (40) Ernest Jones South Carolina ILB
4 (12) Bobby Brown III Texas A&M DT
4 (25) Robert Rochell Central Arkansas CB
4 (36) Jacob Harris UCF WR
5 (30) Earnest Brown IV Northwestern DE
7 (5) Jake Funk Maryland RB
7 (22) Ben Skowronek Notre Dame WR
7 (25) Chris Garrett Concordia-St. Paul OLB

2020 Offensive Rankings:
Points/Gm – 22nd, Yards/Gm – 11th, Pass Yards/Gm – 13th, Rush Yards/Gm – 10th,
Neutral Pace – 12th, Total Plays – 3rd, Pass Plays – 12th, Run Plays – 7th,
Pass EPA – 22nd, Rush EPA – 14th, aDOT – 29th,
Adjusted Line Yards – 9th, Adjusted Sack Rate – 2nd, Pressure % – 28th

2020 Defensive Rankings:
Points/Gm – 1st, Yards/Gm – 1st, Pass Yards/Gm – 1st, Rush Yards/Gm – 3rd,
Fantasy Points/Gm – 2nd, Pass EPA – 2nd, Rush EPA – 2nd,
Blitz % – 19th, Adjusted Sack Rate – 2nd, Pressure % – 15th,
DvP vs. QB FPs/Gm – 1st, DvP vs. RB FPs/Gm – 5th, DvP vs. WR FPs/Gm – 1st, DvP vs. TE FPs/Gm – 10th

Projected Starting Lineup:

QB: Matthew Stafford
RB: Cam Akers
3RB: Darrell Henderson
WR: Robert Woods
SWR: Cooper Kupp
WR: DeSean Jackson
TE: Tyler Higbee

Notes:

Current projected win total across most books: 10.5

Strength of schedule rank: (Based on opposition current projected win totals).

Offense:
TE Higbee – sleeper potential if no WR3 upgrade with Stafford.

Defense:
Cover 2/4.

San Francisco 49ers

2020 Record: 6-10, 4th in NFC West

Coaching/Front Office Changes:

Additions:
OC Mike McDaniel (promoted run coordinator)
DC DeMeco Ryans (promoted from LB coach)

Subtractions:
DC Robert Saleh

Player Additions:

C Alex Mack (from ATL)
LB Samson Ebukam (from LAR)
WR Trent Sherfield (from ARI)
CB Tavon Wilson (from IND)
LB Nate Gerry (from PHI)
DE Arden Key (from LV)
DT Maurice Hurst (from LV)
RB Wayne Gallman (from NYG)

Player Subtractions:

DE Kerry Hyder
DL Solomon Thomas
CB Richard Sherman
CB Ahkello Witherspoon
WR Kendrick Bourne
LB Mark Nzeocha
RB Tevin Coleman
RB Jerick McKinnon
QB C.J. Beathard

Draft:

RD (PK) PLAYER SCHOOL POS

1 (3) Trey Lance North Dakota State QB
2 (16) Aaron Banks Notre Dame OG
3 (25) Trey Sermon Ohio State RB
3 (39) Ambry Thomas Michigan CB
5 (11) Jaylon Moore Western Michigan OG
5 (28) Deommodore Lenoir Oregon CB
5 (36) Talanoa Hufanga USC S
6 (10) Elijah Mitchell Louisiana RB

2020 Offensive Rankings:
Points/Gm – 21st, Yards/Gm – 15th, Pass Yards/Gm – 12th, Rush Yards/Gm – 15th,
Neutral Pace – 31st, Total Plays – 11th, Pass Plays – 16th, Run Plays – 14th,
Pass EPA – 21st, Rush EPA – 24th, aDOT – 30th,
Adjusted Line Yards – 24th, Adjusted Sack Rate – 9th, Pressure % – 27th

2020 Defensive Rankings:
Points/Gm – 17th, Yards/Gm – 5th, Pass Yards/Gm – 4th, Rush Yards/Gm – 7th,
Fantasy Points/Gm – 20th, Pass EPA – 8th, Rush EPA – 5th,
Blitz % – 10th, Adjusted Sack Rate – 24th, Pressure % – 19th,
DvP vs. QB FPs/Gm – 8th, DvP vs. RB FPs/Gm – 6th, DvP vs. WR FPs/Gm – 15th, DvP vs. TE FPs/Gm – 1st

Projected Starting Lineup:

QB: Trey Lance (R)
RB: Raheem Mostert
3RB: Jeff Wilson
WR: Deebo Samuel
WR: Brandon Aiyuk
WR:
TE: George Kittle

Notes:

Current projected win total across most books: 10.5

Strength of schedule rank: (Based on opposition current projected win totals).

Offense:
Full-scale RPO possible.

Defense:
Cover 3.

Seattle Seahawks

2020 Record: 12-4, 1st in NFC West

Coaching/Front Office Changes:

Additions:
OC Shane Waldron (former LAR passing coordinator) – expected to establish it.

Subtractions:
OC Brian Schottenheimer

Player Additions:

DE Kerry Hyder (from SF)
G Gabe Jackson (from LV)
TE Gerald Everett (from LAR)
CB Ahkello Witherspoon (from SF)
LB Aldon Smith (from DAL)

Player Subtractions:

CB Richard Sherman
CB Shaquill Griffin
DE Carlos Dunlap
DT Jarran Reed
DB Quinton Dunbar
G Chance Warmack
G Mike Iupati
WR Phillip Dorsett
RB Carlos Hyde
RB Chris Carson
WR David Moore
TE Jacob Hollister

Draft:

RD (PK) PLAYER SCHOOL POS

2 (24) D’Wayne Eskridge Western Michigan WR
4 (32) Tre Brown Oklahoma CB
6 (24) Stone Forsythe Florida OT

2020 Offensive Rankings:
Points/Gm – 8th, Yards/Gm – 17th, Pass Yards/Gm – 16th, Rush Yards/Gm – 15th,
Neutral Pace – 22nd, Total Plays – 23rd, Pass Plays – 17th, Run Plays – 17th,
Pass EPA – 10th, Rush EPA – 8th, aDOT – 10th,
Adjusted Line Yards – 4th, Adjusted Sack Rate – 30th, Pressure % – 25th

2020 Defensive Rankings:
Points/Gm – 15th, Yards/Gm – 22nd, Pass Yards/Gm – 31st, Rush Yards/Gm – 5th,
Fantasy Points/Gm – 13th, Pass EPA – 18th, Rush EPA – 9th,
Blitz % – 11th, Adjusted Sack Rate – 16th, Pressure % – 14th,
DvP vs. QB FPs/Gm – 27th, DvP vs. RB FPs/Gm – 16th, DvP vs. WR FPs/Gm – 29th, DvP vs. TE FPs/Gm – 14th

Projected Starting Lineup:

QB: Russell Wilson
RB: Rashaad Penny
3RB: DeeJay Dallas
WR: D.K. Metcalf
SWR: Tyler Lockett
WR: Freddie Swain
TE: Will Dissly

Notes:

Current projected win totals across most books: 9.5

Strength of schedule rank: (Based on opposition current projected win totals).

Offense:

Defense:
Cover 3.