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AV All-Franchise Teams: NFC South

Posted by Doug on June 30, 2008

Just for fun, I decided to use my Approximate Value method to come up with a post-merger all-franchise team for each franchise. I’ll post them by division.

Previous Divisions:

NFC West

Here are the rules:

1. The AV systems gives a player a score for each player season. To combine these into a career number, I take 100% of the player’s best season, plus 95% of his second-best season, plus 90% of his third-best season, and so on.

2. I’m only comfortable (for now) applying the AV methodology to post-merger seasons. Players who debuted before the merger, however, are included if their post-merger seasons alone merit inclusion. In this case, they have a ‘+’ after their AV score to remind you that their career AV is (probably) higher than the number shown.

3. To avoid 4-3/3-4 issues, I gave each defense 12 players, including two DT/NTs, two DEs, two OLBs, and two ILB/MLBs.

4. Because of the slippery and changing nature of defining what a fullback is, I simply decided to go with two RB/FBs, instead of an RB and an FB.

As with most things AV-related, this series of posts is mostly just for fun, but I’m also curious to hear feedback from long-time followers of the teams about things that look fishy.

Atlanta Falcons

QB   Steve Bartkowski      69
RB   William Andrews       68
RB   Warrick Dunn          50
WR   Terance Mathis        57
WR   Alfred Jenkins        53
TE   Alge Crumpler         49
T    Mike Kenn             98
T    Bob Whitfield         68
G    Bill Fralic           54
G    R.C. Thielemann       47
C    Jeff Van Note         75+

DT   Mike Lewis            50
DT   Travis Hall           40
DE   Claude Humphrey       77+
DE   Jeff Merrow           52
ILB  Jessie Tuggle         74
ILB  Keith Brooking        62
OLB  Greg Brezina          60+
OLB  Don Hansen            44+
CB   Rolland Lawrence      69
CB   Deion Sanders         47
SS   Ray Brown             45
FS   Scott Case            47

Carolina Panthers

QB   Steve Beuerlein       44
RB   DeShaun Foster        28
RB   Tim Biakabutuka       25
WR   Muhsin Muhammad       63
WR   Steve Smith           54
TE   Wesley Walls          49
T    Jordan Gross          32
T    Chris Terry           23
G    Matt Campbell         20
G    Mike Wahle            17
C    Frank Garcia          27 

DT   Kris Jenkins          55
DT   Brentson Buckner      30
DE   Julius Peppers        61
DE   Mike Rucker           55
ILB  Sam Mills             36
ILB  Dan Morgan            30
OLB  Kevin Greene          32
OLB  Lamar Lathon          31
CB   Eric Davis            35
CB   Chris Gamble          25
SS   Mike Minter           55
FS   Deon Grant            22

New Orleans Saints

QB   Archie Manning        70
RB   Deuce McAllister      51
RB   Dalton Hilliard       47
WR   Eric Martin           65
WR   Joe Horn              61
TE   Hoby Brenner          48
T    Willie Roaf           75
T    Stan Brock            65
G    Jim Dombrowski        48
G    Brad Edelman          35
C    John Hill             44 

DT   Derland Moore         55
DT   La'Roi Glover         43
DE   Wayne Martin          66
DE   Jim Wilks             63
ILB  Sam Mills             74
ILB  Vaughan Johnson       59
OLB  Rickey Jackson       106
OLB  Pat Swilling          79
CB   Dave Waymer           61
CB   Johnnie Poe           41
SS   Sammy Knight          37
FS   Tom Myers             49

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

QB   Doug Williams         45
RB   James Wilder          62
RB   Warrick Dunn          53
WR   Kevin House           40
WR   Mark Carrier          36
TE   Jimmie Giles          48
T    Paul Gruber           61
T    Rob Taylor            34
G    Ian Beckles           27
G    George Yarno          22
C    Tony Mayberry         46 

DT   Warren Sapp          105
DT   David Logan           41
DE   Lee Roy Selmon        81
DE   Simeon Rice           62
ILB  Hardy Nickerson       70
ILB  Shelton Quarles       56
OLB  Derrick Brooks       134
OLB  Cecil Johnson         47
CB   Ronde Barber          98
CB   Mike Washington       45
SS   John Lynch            76
FS   Cedric Brown          44

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