Fixing The NFC North With @Dingas

Chicago Bears

2017 Record: 5-11

4TH In NFC North

Position Needs:

Cornerback, Defensive Line, Linebacker, Offensive Line, Edge, Outside Linebacker

Team Outlook: The Bears appear to have their starting corners in place, but could definitely use more depth and competition at the key position. Finding a consistent pass rusher with the ability to set the edge and stop the run is a big need With Josh Sitton departing, guard becomes a spot of concern, as is depth on the defensive line. If the Bears see any opportunity to become faster and more explosive at inside linebacker, they shouldn't hesitate and take it.

 

Round 1, Pick 08, 8th Overall - Tremaine Edmunds, LB ,Virginia Tech - Who wouldn’t want to land a 19 year old NFL ready ’backer to build a defense around for many years to come.

Round 2, Pick 07, 39th Overall - Tyrell Crosby ,OT, Oregon - Bears add a top 5 OT in this years draft class to help keep their franchise QB upright for years to come.

Round 4, Pick 05, 105th Overall - DeShone Elliott,S,Texas -  After passing earlier on safety Bears get some value with Elliott. One knock has been his ability in coverage but I’ve seen enough to be ok with the selection.

Round 4, Pick 15, 115th Overall - Duke Dawson, CB, Florida -  Bears have a need in the secondary and after addressing safety with the last pick they look to add to their depth at corner.

Round 4 Pick 8, 108th Overall - Quentin Meeks, CB, Stanford - Giants need help nearly everywhere and you can never have enough quality athletic cornerbacks. 

Round 5, Pick 08, 145th Overall - Folorunso Fatukasi, DL, Connecticut -  Get to know this name now while you can. Fatukasi is a hidden gem in this years DL draft.

Round 6, Pick 07, 181st Overall - Will Richardson, OT, North Carolina State - It’s never a bad idea to add to your offensive line depth especially in the later rounds.

Round 7, Pick 06, 224th Overall - Braxton Berrios, WR, Miami - Berrios is a plug and play returner and a threat to score whenever he gets the ball into his hands.

Green Bay Packers 

2017 Record  7-9

3rd In NFC North

Position Needs: Cornerback, Linebacker, O-Line, Wide Receiver, Safety.

Team OutlookThe Packers their top pick last year on Kevin King, but still need to upgrade that position, and the safety position as well. Injuries have plagued the Packers' offensive tackles and they might look for more help. The departure of Jordy Nelson combined with the lack of production from Randall Cobb means wide receiver could be an early priority. The time has come for Green Bay to add another pass rusher and more speed at linebacker.

Round 1, Pick 14, 14th Overall - Vita Vea, DT, Washington -  No I’m not gonna put his full name on here. The thing is Vea can push the pocket and stuff the run, two things the Packers need 

Round 2, Pick 13, 45th Overall - Justin Reid,S, Stanford -  Packers traded Randall to the Browns and let Burnett walk, so adding to the secondary is a must. Enter Justin Reid who may turn out to be the top safety in the draft.

Round 3, Pick 12, 76th Overall - Uchenna Nwosu, Edge, USC - Both Matthews and Perry aren’t getting any younger and Nwosu has the fresh legs going forward.

Round 4, Pick 01, 101st Overall - Anthony Averett, CB, Alabama -  Very underrated during his time at Alabama the Packers continue to add pieces on the back end.

Round 4, Pick 33, 133rd Overall -  Darius Leonard, LB, South Carolina State -  Leonard has been flying up some draft boards, I’ve even seen him as high as the 5th ranked LB.

Round 5, Pick 01, 138th Overall - Tre’Quan Smith, WR, Central Florida -  Packers always grab a late wide receiver and with all the late draft capital they have this is as good a time as any to grab one.

Round 5, Pick 35, 172nd Overall -  Chris Herndon, TE, Miami -  Sure they signed Jimmy Graham but he’s on the back end of his career, With Herndon they add an athletic TE that can replace Graham in a year or two  

Round 5, Pick 37, 174th Overall - Will Clapp, G, Louisiane State -  Time to add some depth to your offensive line and Clapp fits the need.

Round 6, Pick 12, 186th Overall - Trayvon Henderson, S, Hawaii - Another piece to the secondary and Henderson can contribute on special teams.

Round 6, Pick 33, 207th Overall - Jordan Wilkins, RB, Mississippi - Personal favorite of mine adds to the young runningback stable in Green Bay.

Round 7, Pick 14, 232nd Overall - Korey Robertson, WR, Southern Mississippi - Packers add another late round receiver in this draft and one that is more than capable of being a future starter.

Round 7, Pick 21, 239th Overall - Jason Cabinda, ILB, Penn State - Why not add a technically sound physically gifted linebacker this late? Cabinda is a 3-4 inside linebacker with good football intelligence who is almost always where he is supposed to be. 

Detroit Lions 

2017 Record  9-7

2nd In NFC North

Position Needs: Linebacker, Offensive-Line, Defensive-Line, Runningback, Tightend.

Team Outlook: The Lions placed the franchise tag on Ziggy Ansah, (which he still hasn't signed) so they still need to add a disruptive defensive end. Eric Ebron is gone and Luke Willson is in at TE, but the Lions need to find a legitimate pass-catching threat at the position. Detroit simply hasn't been able to get a consistent running game going in years Part of the blame lies with the offensive line, and part of it at the RB spot. The Lions could also look to add more talent around Jarrad Davis at linebacker.

Round 1, Pick 20, 20th Overall -Derrius Guice, RB, LSU -  Lions haven’t had a RB hit 100 yards since Reggie Bush did it and Guice can do that each and every game. 

Round 2, Pick 19, 51st Overall - Kolton Miller, OT, UCLA - You pay Matt Stafford all that money you best be protecting your investment. While adding Guice in the 1st helps take some pressure of Stafford adding Miller here will take pressure off his backside. 

Round 3, Pick 18, 82nd Overall - Tim Settle, DT, Virginia Tech -  The Lions have seen their fair share on defensive lineman leave over the years, this year Ngata has moved on and the Lions have their replacement.

Round 4, Pick 17, 117th Overall - Shaun Dion Hamilton, LB, Alabama -  Tahir Whitehead left to go to Oakland and with Davis already in place the Lions add to their youth movement in their LB core.

Round 5, Pick 16, 153rd Overall - Olasunkanmi Adeniyi, Edge, Toledo -  Say that name five times fast, I know I could barely even type it. Ansah got franchised and will be making big money next year so Lions look to the future here.

Round 7, Pick 19, 237th Overall - Parry Nickerson, CB, Tulane -  After posting a blistering 40 speed at the combine many people have taken notice. Lions add some needed help for the future to their secondary.

Minnesota Vikings 

2017 Record  13-3

1st In NFC North

Position Needs: Cornerback O-Line, Safety, Tightend, Wide Receiver, D-Line, Tackle.

Team OutlookThe Vikings' offensive line simply isn't where it needs to be at tackle or guard. The Vikings should be looking for help at those positions early in the draft as they seek to protect Kirk Cousins. Cousins could use another weapon to round out his receiving corps. Adding a cornerback is a strong possibility, and they could use more depth at safety. They should be looking for a TE who can be a receiving threat and complement Kyle Rudolph as well.

Round 1, Pick 30, 30th Overall - Isiah Wynn, G, Georgia -  Vikings will be happy to end up with Wynn or Hernandez here with guard being a position of need and both have the ability to become Pro Bowl bound.

Round 2, Pick 30, 62nd Overall -Rasheem Green, DL, USC -  Vikings continue to add in the trenches. Eagles showed last year that a deep rotation is a nice luxury. The Vikings D-line is already one of the best after adding Sheldon Richardson so consider this a luxury pick. 

Round 3, Pick 30, 94th Overall - Terrell Edmunds, S, Virginia Tech -  Considered be many to be a top 5 safety in this class the Vikings continue to build for sustained success.

Round 5, Pick 30, 167th Overall - Sean Welsh, C, Iowa - Welsh adds depth yet again to the Viking trenches and the Vikes have a need at center.

Round 6, Pick 30, 204th Overall - Justin Jackson, RB, Northwestern -  Don’t sleep on Jackson this kid can run the rock and adding him here is value.

Round 6, Pick 39, 213th Overall - Dylan Cantrell, WR, Texas Tech -  Vikings continue to shop for value, Cantrell tested really well and is coming from a high powered offense.

Round 6, Pick 44, 218th Overall - Jordan Atkins, TE, Central Florida - Full disclosure Atkins is already 26, now lets see what he does well. 43% of his passes he catches are for 20+ yards and he has the ability to make guys miss in the second and third levels.

Round 7, Pick 07, 225th Overall - Jaleel Scott, WR, New Mexico State - Scott is a mountain of a man with great hands and runs quality routes so why not take a shot this late.