Odds to Win 2019 NFC, AFC and Super Bowl LIV
The National Football League offseason ends at the close of February. The beginning of the season for franchise front offices and coaching staffs is front and center at the end of the month. The first mission for organizations is tackling and winning in the Indianapolis NFL combine. Internet football portals will be littered with mock drafts and a plethora of names that essentially represent Big Board rankings.
The amateur draft isn’t a significant factor as an NFL odds mover mover for Vegas and Offshore futures. Not in the conference championships or the Super Sunday odds categories. However the same can’t be said for free agent signings. Most notably is the handful of offseason free agents that will make a team better on both sides of the ball. In addition will alter public perception and sharp money assessments.
The overall No. 1 projected pick in the upcoming NFL draft varies depending on the scout I speak with. Rather the name most mentioned is Ohio State’s rush end and soon to be outside linebacker Nick Bosa. It won’t be a surprise to read and hear that Arizona Cardinals new defensive coordinator Vance Joseph convincing the rest of the Cards’ decision makers that Bosa is the next Bradley Chubb who last year registered 12 sacks as a rookie.
The free agent market is jam-packed with quality defensive front-seven player personnel. The large number of defensive difference makers will be courted and coveted.
1. Jadeveon Clowney OLB Houston Texans
First of all the rush end/outside linebacker has yet to turn 26. Secondly he strength and skill make him a serious threat to the oppositions offensive backfield. Clowney is versatile with the ability to play multiple positions. Another free agent All Pro that in the simplest term is a disruptive force. Certainly if the Texans don’t use the franchise tag on Clowney his skill set will be in high demand.
2. Demarcus Lawrence DE Dallas Texas
Tell any front office that signing Lawrence will return you 20-plus sacks over the next two seasons and to a general manager they will all say “sold”. If Dallas decides to franchise tag him it will cost them nearly a half-million dollar per sack or roughly $20.5 mega large.
3. Grady Jarrett DT Atlanta Falcons
Arguably one of the softest defense in the league a season ago can’t afford to lose their best interior defensive lineman. The defensive tackle recorded a career best six sacks a season ago and without his size and talent in the middle of the D-line it would have been an even longer season in what was a long season for the Falcons.
4. Trey Flowers DE New England Patriots
Most casual football fanatics don’t appreciate the skill and type of player that Flowers or others like him are valued at by their coaches. The Pats defensive end won’t be seen doing a sack dance on Sunday afternoon but the pressure he puts on opposing offensive lines and quarterbacks make him a high profile free agent target.
5. Dee Ford OLB Kansas City Chiefs
Finally this athletic specimen is just 27-year old and registered 13 sacks this past season. Furthermore make no mistake about two facts surrounding Ford; firstly he is an elite pass rusher and secondly the Chiefs defense can’t afford to let his talent leave Kansas City.
6. Brandon Graham DE Philadelphia Eagles
7. C.J. Mosely ILB Baltimore Ravens
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