PriMeTiiMe Posted August 27, 2015 Share Posted August 27, 2015 Comparing the team to Last years team -1 = Slight Downgrade0 = No Change+1 = Slight Upgrade+2 = Solid Upgrade+3 = Grady Jackson Sized UpgradeQB - 0Matt Ryan is Matt Ryan. I should give this a +3 after an amazing Sexy Rexy signing but I'll keep my emotions in check for nowRB/FB - -1I think Telvin Coleman is an upgrade at this point over Steven Jackson and thats without even seeing him run the ball once in a game. That being said Jaquizz was a reliable guy that could do everything we needed and Antone Smith is coming off a season ending injury and is now hobbled by another injury. DiMarco is about as average a fullback as one can be. Is Ovie still around? The big question here will be how good Coleman is, If Freeman has improved at all and if Antone can stay healthy.WR - +1Julio is going to ball out like always. Roddy if he stops tearing his vag should be a solid possession guy. The real wildcards are Justin Hardy and Leonard Hankerson. I think both will be nice additions to our WR core and upgrades over Harry Douglas. Hester and Weems return as special teams guys at the bottom of the depth chart.TE - +1We havent seen much of Tamme or Moeaki but Toilolo looks improved and I think once we get into some real game action Tamme will be quiet an upgrade over what we saw last season.OT - +1If Jake Matthews stays healthy and continues to progress theres no reason to think our OTs arent better off than last year with a hobbled Matthews. Schraeder is one of the more underrated players on the team.OG - +1We added Chester and Persons both who can be good lineman for our new scheme. Asamoah drops down the depth chart but he still provides valuable depth at an area we have lacked for a longgg time.C - 0Hawley and Konz comes back from injury, Stone is still around. Nothing about any of the 3 make me scream out in excitment.D-Line - +3I am grouping the D-Line together rather than seperating DEs and DTs simply because as we have seen through 2 games Quinn is using them all over the line and theirs no one really set position for any of them. One thing is for sure, this is a MASSIVE upgrade over what we had. Beasley and Clayborn are nasty when side by side. Babs, Soliai and Jackson all look revived in this scheme. Then you add in young gun DTs Hageman and Jarrett. I can't say this enough..I love our D-line depth.LB - +2Worrilow looks like a completely different player in this scheme. Durant and Reed will be awesome as our SAM and WILL. Schoefield can come in and rush the passer from either the LB or D-Line level. Bradford is murdering people every chance he gets. Hopefully Bartu and Starr will also progress under the new scheme.CBs - 0We know what Desmond Trufant brings. However Collins is looking like a massive project as we expected, and Adams is mediocre at best when playing outside (I like him as a NB however). I will say Alford looks slightly better than he did last year prior to the injury and Im curious to see how he does once Trufant comes back and QBs start looking towards Alford non stop because Tru has his man locked down. Im also intrigued by Kevin White. Dezmen Southward is terrible. Either move him back to Safety or cut him.S - +1William Moore is back (hopefully). Ishmael had a solid year last year and should only get better. Ricardo Allen is the likely day 1 starter at FS and the front office and coaching seem to love him. Godfrey has actually kind of impressed me through the 2 preseason games. Also hear alot about this Therezie kid. I think we should be slightly better off at safety than we were last year.Special Teams - 0Not much changes but as I mentioned earlier Bradford has been laying the boom on kickoff coverage though.Overall Grade - +9 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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