EDGE CRUSHERS – IDP Podcast: Rookie DL and DB Ranks

Welcome the DFF Network’s IDP centric show. Your talking heads Nick ” Hail to the Redskins” Wagner and Joshua “@DFF_Cog” Johnson are here to help you circumnavigate through the murky IDP trenches, as well as make you a more well-rounded dynasty threat. Tighten your laces and get your mouthpiece fully in your mouth as the boys rattle your cage.

UDFA of the Week: Deep LB Sleeper Eric Wilson from Cincinnati will be in Vikings mini-camp.

Rookie Defensive Line Top 10:

1 Myles Garrett – The Browns will force him into an 80%+ snap share. #Opportunity

2 Derek Barnett – He certainly has bodies on the depth chart in Philadelphia to contend with, yet his draft capital is going to help him immensely.

3 Solomon Thomas – DT baby! Love to exploit it when it happens.

4 Jonathan Allen – Is DT on MFL he should play both inside and outside as well as have very solid tackle floor. Nick better order a jersey now!

5 Taco Charlton – Great situation for an edge to go. He will be a rotation but Dallas should move him around quite a bit. Dark horse to lead all rookies in sacks?

6 Tak McKinley – Here have a savage on an insanely deep defense unit. Tackle ops will flood his way.

7 Malik McDowell – Steps into a very good situation, if Pete Carroll flips the right switch he could be devastating.

8 Tanoh Kpassagon – Perfect 3-4 scheme for him to flourish. You will need to be super patient though he could be starting by the final 4 to 6 of 2017.

9 Daeshon Hall – It’s going to take a year but he gets to learn from Julius Peppers and Charles Johnson.

10 Montravius Adams – He could be the answer inside for Green Bay. He has the talent to grow into one 60% snap guys.

Rookie Defensive Back Top 15:

1 Jamal Adams – Really his only weakness is that he is too good in coverage and that might take away some tackle opportunities.

2 Obi Melifonwu – TE assassin on third down and whatever else you need him to be on 1st and 2nd down.

Get ready to rip the name off the back of you McFadden jersey, Obi is the new #20 for the Silver and Black

3 Budda Baker – Chess piece on a defensive unit that thrives on versatility.

4 Eddie Jackson – Another player who can do everything in the secondary.

5 Kevin King – WR1 beware. The heir to #1 IDP CB is getting fitted for his crown.

6 Malik Hooker – I still think he needs tackling refinement but he will never leave the field. Film vs highlights not great.

7 Marcus Williams – Closer to Hooker then people realize. They got themselves a gem.

8 Josh Jones – He and the Packers will need to prove he’s not just a workout warrior.

9 Desmond King – Will likely see the field in sub-package formations as an in-the-box nickel. He will grow up fast.

10 Rasul Douglas – He 6’3″ frame means he will get picked on as a rookie and his future running mate is the next great shutdown corner (Sidney Jones). I would definitely use a late round rookie pick on him.

11 Marlon Humphrey – He will help against the run admirably and his lacking ball skills will get his tackle floor on the level.

12 Chidobe Awuzie – Odell, Brandon Marshall, Doctson, Crowder, Pryor, Alshon, JMatt these are his responsibilities, he will be targeted. He is also a very sure tackler and his DC Rod Marinelli needs his CBs to in run support to make his system work.

13 Xavier Woods – Another Cowboy DB. Don’t be surprised to see Woods laying the wood from various positions maybe even WLB.

14 Tre’Davious White – Stephon Gillmore’s departure means Ronald Darby likely sees fewer targets no matter what side of the field he lines up. White might have a frantic rookie year but he could excel as an IDP asset.

15 Cameron Sutton/Brian Allen – One of these two players is going to be Sean Davis’s future safety mate.

17 Jabrill Peppers – I need to see 60 tackles (at least 40 solo) we I will endorse him. You have been warned.

Rookie Draft Talk:

  • Josh scored Cook, Mixon, Njoku and Henderson
  • Nick got John Ross, Evan Engram and Patrick Mahomes

Dyno Trade Grades:

  • Dak Prescott, Kenneth Dixon, Danny Woodhead and 2.05 for Jay Ajayi and a 2018 1st



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