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NFC West Position Grades

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With regard to the 2021 NFC West starting lineups (without rookies), here is how the players graded, per PFF, in 2020 (or 2019 if they opted out or did not play in 2020).

  • (**) denoted 2021 off-season acquisition)

OFFENSE

QB:

  1. SEA-Wilson (90.5)
  2. ARZ: Murray (82.8)
  3. LAR: Stafford** (82.0)
  4. SF: Garoppolo (67.5)

RB:

  1. SF: Mostert (79.3)
  2. SEA: Carson (77.3)
  3. LAR: Akers (75.7)
  4. ARZ: Edmonds (69.2)

TE:

  1. SF: Kittle (84.9)
  2. ARZ: Williams (67.9)
  3. LAR: Higbee (67.6)
  4. SEA: Dissly (63.8)

WR1:

  1. ARZ: Hopkins (87.1)
  2. SEA: Metcalf (82.5)
  3. LAR: Kupp (81.6)
  4. SF: Aiyuk (80.1)

WR2:

  1. SF: Samuel (81.1)
  2. SEA: Lockett (76.5)
  3. LAR: Woods (71.4)
  4. ARZ: Green** (66.7)

WR3:

  1. LAR: Jefferson (69.8)
  2. ARZ: Kirk (67.3)
  3. SF: Sanu (62.8)
  4. SEA: Swain (55.3)

LT:

  1. SF: Williams (91.9)
  2. ARZ: Humphries (88.3)
  3. SEA: Brown (87.8)
  4. LAR: Whitworth (86.9)

LG:

  1. SF: Tomlinson (78.8)
  2. SEA: Lewis (71.2)
  3. LAR: Edwards (70.5)
  4. ARZ: Pugh (64.8)

C:

  1. ARZ: Hudson** (73.6)
  2. SF: Mack** (65.9)
  3. SEA: Pocic (59.8)
  4. LAR: Allen** (58.6)

RG:

  1. LAR: Corbett** (73.6)
  2. SEA: Jackson** 63.7)
  3. SF: Brunskill (61.7)
  4. ARZ: Murray (56.7)

RT:

  1. LAR: Havenstein (80.6)
  2. SF: McGlinchy (79.6)
  3. SEA: Shell (71.4)
  4. ARZ: Beachum (69.0)

Offensive Positions Total Points: (4 points for #1, 3 for #2, 2 for #3, 1 for #4)

  1. SF: 32
  2. SEA: 27
  3. LAR: 26
  4. ARZ: 25

Key Rookie Additions:

  • ARZ: WR Rondale Moore
  • LAR: WR Tutu Atwell
  • SF: QB Trey Lance
  • SEA: WR D’Wayne Eskridge

DEFENSE

DT:

  1. SF: Kerr** (84.1)
  2. SEA: Ford (79.8)
  3. LAR: Joseph-Day (76.8)
  4. ARZ: Phillips (54.4)

DT:

  1. LAR: Donald (94.2)
  2. SEA: Woods** (70.3)
  3. ARZ: Allen (54.9)
  4. SF: Kinlaw (54.1)

DE:

  1. ARZ: Watt** (85.4)
  2. SF: Bosa (84.3)
  3. SEA: Dunlap (67.9)
  4. LAR: Robinson (54.6)

DE:

  1. SF: Armstead (76.0)
  2. LAR: Floyd (69.5)
  3. SEA: Hyder** (68.0)
  4. ARZ: Jones (62.6)

LB:

  1. LAR: Okoronkwo (67.1)
  2. ARZ: Kennard (63.8)
  3. SF: Greenlaw (59.8)
  4. SEA: Brooks (50.0)

ILB:

  1. SF: Warner (88.6)
  2. SEA: Wagner (85.1)
  3. ARZ: Simmons (59.9)
  4. LAR: Kiser (40.0)

LB:

  1. ARZ: Gardeck (89.6)
  2. SEA: Robinson (67.7)
  3. LAR: Reader (61.3)
  4. SF: Ebukam** (56.8)

CB:

  1. SF: Verrett (77.6)
  2. LAR: Ramsey (77.3)
  3. ARZ: Butler** (74.5)
  4. SEA: Witherspoon** (56.5)

SS:

  1. ARZ: Thompson (70.1)
  2. LAR: Fuller (65.6)
  3. SF: Tartt (65.3)
  4. SEA: Adams (62.7)

FS:

  1. ARZ: Baker (75.3)
  2. SF: Ward (73.5)
  3. LAR; Rapp (66.1)
  4. SEA: Diggs (63.1)

CB:

  1. LAR: Williams (81.0)
  2. SF: Johnson (67.7)
  3. ARZ: Murphy (64.7)
  4. SEA: Flowers (54.4)

Defensive Positions Total Points:

  1. SF: 31
  2. LAR: 30
  3. ARZ: 29
  4. SEA: 22

Key Rookie Additions:

  • ARZ: LB Zaven Collins

SPECIAL TEAMS

  1. ARZ 90.1
  2. SEA: 86.8
  3. LAR: 80.0
  4. SF: 77.6

Total Points (Offensive Positions, Defensive Positions, Special Team Rankings)

  1. SF: 64
  2. LAR: 58
  3. ARZ: 58
  4. SEA: 52

Conclusion:

Personnel-wise, the Cardinals are catching up with the rest of the division. The roster this year gives the Cardinals a fighting chance to be very competitive within the division and throughout the NFL.