1. Pocket Passer QB - usually have incredible arm strength but slow as molasses. Get this one if you have a good offensive line or you will get sacked a lot because they suck at escaping pass rush.
2. West Coast QB - I find these ones to be on the low end of pocket passer strength and sometimes can scramble a little.
3. Mobile QB - can run. Some have great arm strength and some have middling. This is my preferred type. Get this one if you want to run some option or have porous offensive line.
4. Balanced - combination of 1 and 3. Most times these types of QB do one better than the other (either is good on passing and low on running, or opposite)
1. Inside RB - these are the ones that run up the middle against the linebackers and defensive lines. Size is good. Speed may be fast, or it may be in the middle. Average is like 4.5-4.7 40m dash. What they lack in speed they make up for in size. Best size for an RB you want to use to run inside is 5'10-6'2 200-235 lbs. If they are too big they will be gassed easily and if they are too small they will break no tackles
2.Outside RB - these are the fast little heifers that run outside. Usually have high 40 m dash. Also I find them to be great receivers if they have good agility because they can break tackles. Size anywhere from 5'8 165 to 6'0 200. If they are too big they may not have the size to get to the corner to get outside.
1. Speed WR - these are the fast ones. Very fast ones. Sometimes they are good at catching balls and sometimes they are not. I prefer to have a 1:3 ratio against speed receivers because all the speed in the world is useless if they love to drop balls.
2. Possession WR - have good speed around RB speed, but their strength is their ability to hold onto balls. I prefer this kind because a receiver is useless if he cannot hold onto balls.
Optimal size for any receiver is 6'0-6'6 + 180-230 lbs. A converted, undersized TE would be good as well
1. Finesse Lineman- these ones are usually not as big as the other type of linemen (6'1-6'6 260-290) and they rely on skill moves and blocking to hold the line or make holes.
2. Power Linemen - these are the large ones (6'1-6'7 300 + lbs) that rely more on strength to do stuff, although they have skill as well.
I prefer to have a mixture of both finesse and power men. I like the OTs to be finesse to hold off that good pass rush while I like my interior line to be Power so they can knock people over to make holes for RB. Optimal size for me is
OT - 6'3 280-300
OG - 6'3 320-340
C- in the middle of those.
*I have, currently on my roster, a 6'3 350 lb run blocking RT who I love so damn much.
1. Blocking- they block for runs
2. Receiving - they catch balls.
Blocking ends tend to be bigger than receiving ends. Like I said earlier, an undersized DE works good here as well.
1. Pass rushers - usually have good agility and speed, this is how they outmaneuver offensive linespeople to get sacks.
2. Run stoppers - less finesse, more brute strength to blast into the backfield and lay the RB or QB out.
Optimal size for DEs are 6'1-6'3 265-280. With that size he is small enough to get under the large linemen and would still have decent speed for his size.
Optimal size for DTs are same height but 290-300+ lbs. I especially want my NTs to be relatively short and big, so I can use them for a big body to plug holes. Good size is about 6'3 330 (if you can get them that big).
1. OLB - the outside linebackers must be good in coverage with decent size and speed, for they usually cover tight ends and RBs on screens. Good size for an OLB is 6'0-6'3 240 lbs, with high coverage skills. I prefer to have a mixture of run stopping and coverage OLBs
2. ILB - the inside linebackers need to be large and excellent at coverage. To me, run stopping is secondary with them. Optimal size is 6'3 250 or so, but with about 4'7 40m dash so they can match up with TEs if they must as well as chase down backs.
1.1 Cover corners - these are the ones that will cover man to man
1.2 zone corners - these are the ones who cover in the zone defenses
Cover corners are a premium, IMO. The problem with zone corners is that if a CB has to cover a certain zone, there is no certainty that the receiver that ends up in that zone is a favorable matchup with him. This is why I prefer to recruit all cover corners, if I can, so even if I play them in zone they are experienced at coverage
2.0.1 Blitzing Safeties - these ones love to charge the line. If you are a player who wants to generate much pass rush, get one of these
2.0.2 - coverage safeties- they cover people much like CBs
2.0.3 - run stopping safeties - these tend to be SS who patrol the line or blitz the RB
*see CB above
I prefer to have blitzing SS. If I am playing in Nickel or Dime defense, a blitzing safety may be just what I need for more pass rush but as I want to use my FS in coverage, the SS is what I choose to blitz with. However, it is best to have a coverage SS on the depth chart in case the team you play has no run game.
1. Kicker and Punter - accuracy is better than power for FG kickers and power is better for Kickoff specialists. This is why I sometimes have two kickers.
2. Return men - many times I recruit some red chip, fast, undersized WR or CB as my return man so my premium players will not get hurt. Optimal size is like under 6 feet with damn fast 40m. dash time. 2 years ago I had recruited a red chip (1.0/1.0) WR who was 5'8 170 but had a 4.2 40m. dash and he won all SEC honors as a PR. So that works.
I have more coming later.
Last edited by william1993 : 02-13-2014 at 02:25 PM.