NFL Draft Team Needs Chart: Post-Free Agency Edition
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NFL Draft Team Needs Chart: Post-Free Agency EditionNOTE: Please check below for keys to help explain the chart if you have any questions.
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Team
Defensive Scheme
CoverageBlocking SchemeDraft StrategyCharacter Issue Acceptance*Primary NeedsSecondary NeedsNeed Multiple Players
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Arizona CardinalsMultiple FrontZoneFlexBPA at ANY NeedMinorQB, OWR, OCBNCB, SWR, RT, OG, C, NT, 3T, 5T, FS, SSOWR
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Atlanta Falcons4-3 (LEO)Man and ZoneZonePrimary NeedsMinorTE, OG, 1T, 3TQB, RB, EDGE, KR, OFFLB, FB, SWR, OWR, OCB, NCB3T
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Baltimore RavensMultiple FrontMan and ZoneFlexPure BPAMinorOWR, TE, OFFLB, RT, CQB, RB, KR, FS, OGOWR
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Buffalo Bills4-3ZoneManPrimary NeedsNoneQB, OFFLB, OWR, OGEDGE, RT, NCB, 3T, SWR, COFFLB
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Carolina Panthers4-3ZoneFlexBPA at ANY NeedNoneOCB, FS, OWR, EDGEQB, RB, TE, LT, OG, CS
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Chicago Bears3-4ManZoneBPA at ANY NeedMinorEDGE, OG, OFFLBOWR, 5T, OCB, RTEDGE
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Cincinnati Bengals4-3ZoneZoneBPA at ANY NeedMajorC, OG, RTOFFLB, EDGE, NCB, FS, QB, K, SS, 1T, RB, TE, LT OG, OFFLB
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Cleveland Browns4-3ZoneManBPA at ANY NeedMinorQB, LT, OCBOWR, 3T, RB, 1T, FS, EDGE, OFFLBOCB
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Dallas Cowboys4-3 (Tampa 2)Man and ZoneZonePrimary NeedsMajorOFFLB, OG, FS, SS, 1T, OWREDGE, 3T, RB, TE, LT, RTS, OFFLB
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Denver Broncos3-4ManFlexPure BPAMinorQB, OG, OFFLBRB, TE, 5T, RT, OWR, OCB, NCB, SWR, NT None
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Detroit LionsMultiple FrontMan and ZoneManPrimary NeedsMinorRB, EDGE, 3T, OG, NT, 5TOFFLB, TE, FS, CEDGE
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Green Bay Packers3-4ManZoneBPA at ANY NeedMinorEDGE, OCB, OWR, NCBTE, OFFLB, SS, OG, RT, SWROCB
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Houston TexansMultiple FrontMan and ZoneFlexBPA at ANY NeedNoneLT, TE, OCBOG, QB, RB, SS, FS, EDGENone
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Indianapolis Colts4-3 (Tampa 2)Man and ZoneFlexBPA at ANY NeedMinorAndrew Luck, EDGE, OFFLB, OWR, OCB, OGRB, 3T, 1T, SWR, RT OFFLB
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Jacksonville Jaguars4-3 (LEO)ZoneZonePrimary NeedsMinorOG, OFFLBTE, SS, OWR, QB, RT, RB, 3T, 1TNone
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Kansas City Chiefs3-4ManZoneBPA at ANY NeedMajorOCB, EDGE, NT, FSOG, SS, NCB, OFFLB, 5T, TE, LT, RTOCB
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Los Angeles Chargers
4-3 (LEO)ZoneFlexPrimary NeedsNone1T, OFFLB, FS, 3TQB, RB, RT, KROFFLB
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Los Angeles Rams3-4ManManPrimary NeedsMajorEDGE, OFFLBOWR, LT, OG, CEDGE, OFFLB
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Miami Dolphins4-3Man and ZoneZoneBPA at ANY NeedMinorOFFLB, TE, COG, QB, RB, FS, K, OCB, C, 1T, OWRNone
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Minnesota Vikings4-3Man and ZoneZoneBPA at ANY NeedMinorOG, RT, NCBRB, TE, OCB, KR, EDGE, 3TOG
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New England PatriotsMultiple FrontMan and ZoneManBPA at ANY NeedMinorLT, OFFLB, OWRQB, EDGE, RB, OCB, NCB, 3T, 5TOFFLB
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New Orleans Saints4-3ManZonePure BPAMinorEDGE, SWR, TEQB, OFFLB, 3T, OWR, OG, C, 1TNone
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New York GiantsMultiple FrontManZoneBPA at ANY NeedMinorQB, RB, OG, EDGEFS, C, 5T, OCB, NCB, K, P, KR, OWR, RT, OFFLBOG
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New York JetsMultiple FrontManZonePure BPAMinorQB, EDGE, 5TNCB, TE, KR, RB, LT, RT, OG, C, OWREDGE
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Oakland Raiders4-3ManManBPA at ANY NeedMinorOFFLB, RT, NCB, 3TP, FS, OCB, RB, SWR, OWR, LT, EDGE, TEOFFLB
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Philadelphia Eagles4-3ManFlexPure BPAMinorLT, OFFLB, TEP, RB, NCB, SS, FS, OGNone
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Pittsburgh Steelers3-4ZoneZoneBPA at ANY NeedMinorOFFLB, FS, EDGERB, SS, KR, OCB, TE, OWR, RTOFFLB
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San Francisco 49ers4-3 (LEO)ZoneZonePure BPAMinorEDGE, OGOWR, RB, OFFLB, OCB, NCB, TE, LT, RT, FS, SS, 1TNone
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Seattle Seahawks4-3 (LEO)ZoneFlexPrimary NeedsMajorOG, RT, EDGE, RB, OCBOWR, 3T, 1T, OFFLB, TENone
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers
4-3ZoneFlexBPA at ANY NeedMajorRB, OG, OCB, SSEDGE, NCB, KR, FS, 3TRB
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Tennessee TitansMultiple FrontMan and ZoneZoneBPA at ANY NeedNoneOFFLB, EDGENT, SS, OG, C, RB, 5T, OWR, SWR OFFLB
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Washington Redskins3-4Man and ZoneFlexBPA at ANY NeedMinorOG, NT, RBNCB, OCB, OFFLB, QB, FS, SS, TE, OWR, C, 5TNone
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Key for Non-Traditional Abbreviations:
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NCB = Nickel/Slot Cornerback
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OCB = Outside Cornerback
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OFFLB = Off-Ball Linebacker (4-3 Inside and Outside LInebacker OR 3-4 Inside Linebacker)
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OWR = Outside Wide Receiver
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SWR = Slot Wide Receiver
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1T = 1-technique 4-3 Nose/Run-Stopping Defensive Tackle
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3T = 3-technique Defensive End/Tackle
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5T = 5-technique/3-4 Defensive End
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*This column refers to the MAX severity of character issues each team will draft.
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Major = This team will draft players with MAJOR character issues or lower.
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Minor = This team will draft players with MINOR character issues or lower.
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None = This team will only draft players with NO character issues.
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