AFC West IDP Preview

Free agency and the draft are finished and though we are still three plus months from the beginning of the season teams are starting to resemble what they are going to be heading into the season. I’m going to go division by division breaking down the IDP relevant starters and some sleepers to keep on your watch list for training camp or dynasty stashes. Denver Broncos Defensive Coordinator: Ed Donatell 3-4 DefenseCoach Donatell has been coaching in college or the professional ranks since 1979. He has eight years of DC experience. He and HC Vic Fangio have been coaching together since 2011. Donatell has the DC title but Fangio will be heavily involved in the plan of attack.Their Chicago Bears sported the number three defense in yards per game. Their 3-4 typically produces very good ILB and safety tackle numbers.IDP Relevant Defensive Tackles: Shelby Harris, Dre’Mont Jones, Zach KerrHarris will not kill you at his current NT position. Unfortunately, he lacks the girth of a true run plugger. Jones also doesn't fit the traditional mold. He is good with hands and he can create a decent initial burst. Yet, double teams could swallow both guys up and out of tackle contention. Do not be surprised if either end up moving to DE during the next offseason. Kerr seems to be the forgotten commodity that could fill the 3-4 NT role. At 330 pounds (sorry to sound stereotypical) it is still baffling to me that Kerr is listed as a DE on most sites. He should get snaps all over. IDP Relevant Defensive Ends: Derek Wolfe, Adam Gotsis, Wolfe has never had more than six sacks in a season. He does have okay tackle totals over the last five seasons. He has definitely slowed down over the last two years and you can expect a snap regression. Gotsis was a reserve during his rookie year. Since then he has strung together two decent seasons. Some may even whisper about him being a breakout candidate. It is time to remind the masses that you must be JJ Watt strong to be an IDP weapon as a 3-4 DE.
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