Pete123444 wrote:umm tareed was refering to IDP's not team defenses.guys like ray lewis and rodney harrison and such.not baltimore or new england
Yep...that's the kicker, so to speak. Drafting IDPs can get tricky in drafts. The way I approach it would be, who is the BPA, or who can theoretically score the most points each week.
I'm assuming your IDP scoring is something along the lines of 1pt per Tackle, .5 pt per assist, 3pts per Sack...etc...In a scoring system like that, the order of importance would go LB, DL, DB. The LB is like the RB. They'll get the most action on the defense. I have seen guys like Ray Lewis, Jamie Sharper, and Zach Thomas drafted as early as the 3rd rnd. IMO, Ray and Jamie are the only two worth drafting that early. There is only a handful of DL that can regularly make the sacks/tackles every game. These are your Jason Taylor's, Simeon Rice's, Michael Strahan's. Guys like Rucker, Ogunleye (contract pending) and Freeney are just under the first tier. I'd look at DL usually around the 5th round, depending on who's left on the board Offensively. The DB is good for the tackles the LBs miss and the few INTs and PDs. Your top tier guys here would be Harrison, Archuleta, and Wesley. There are about 20 DBs that could get you anywhere between 8-9pts per game. For this reason, I would look at them later. Probably around the 8-10th rnd range.
The most important thing I would recommend on IDPs is to look at the consistent Tacklers in each position. That is the "Bread N Butter" for these guys. Cats like Sacks, PD, INTs, and Fumbles are nice extras, but hard to account for week in and week out.