As free agency buzz dies down across the NFC North, pre-draft speculation has started to pick up.
Before those stories begin to dominate the divisional headlines, today’s rundown takes a look at positions still being addressed across the Midwest, particularly in Minnesota and Detroit as several areas of the roster have received complete overhauls. Will the Vikings change their defensive scheme? And will the Lions be able to improve their receiving unit with the help of more speed?
Before those questions are addressed, we check in on Chicago, where Matt Nagy announced he will be the primary play caller next season as the Bears look to find more consistency on offense.
With a new quarterback on board, Nagy quickly laid the question to bed on who would be calling the plays in 2021.
With a new quarterback and a few recently-acquired skill position players, did the Bears’ offense get better this offseason? Windy City Gridiron provides several thoughts.
It has been a quite unimpressive list of quarterbacks since Jay Cutler, and the Bears are keeping tabs on potential first-round picks. But will Chicago ever get out of quarterback purgatory?
Detroit looks to be adding another veteran corner to the defense this offseason after signing Corn Elder earlier in free agency.
After allowing Kenny Golladay to sign elsewhere, the Lions are continuing to re-create the wide receiver room and the element of speed is a big component of that remodel.
Assumed to be the starter at right tackle in 2021, Crosby is looking to sustain and improve upon a league-average season last year, including a career-high pass-blocking grade.
The Vikings have had an eventful free agency already with a plethora of signings, but here are some additional areas they could still look to target in this month’s draft.
Is a 4-2-5 defense in store for Minnesota’s current roster personnel, and how successful has it been across the league? These are two burning questions in anticipation of defensive changes next season.
There are a pair of returning options for Minnesota at left tackle next season, but here is a further look at the remaining free agents and first-round prospects of interest to bolster the Vikings’ blind-side protection.