That's a nuanced question. First, how are you defining #3. Is it third "best", or projected third in snaps. In a base C2 D, I'd say it depends on your individual personnel skillsets, how often you use subpackages, how much do you use Ss as a big nickel or dime, etc..
Looking at our personnel....
Hooker - rangy FS best suited to lurk and cover, and a guy who might be better suited in a C1 D.
Blackmon - played in system that was uber "man", has a CB background (he struggled at CB though), and is much better tackling than in coverage (he can really lay the wood though).
Willis - Great nose for the ball, excels near the LOS, but struggles big time in coverage on the back end.
Based on that specific personnel, I see our talent depth chart (not actual depth chart)
FS - Hooker, Blackmon, Odum
SS - Blackmon, Willis
Nickel/Dime S - Willis, Blackmon
So all that said, I see Willis, who is a SS, as the #3.
I don't mind lists at all. It's just entertainment.
And I agree it should be "projected best graded", but at the end of the day, their grading system needs to be tweeked so that projected best graded is the same as projected best.
Not going to crown Mahomes as best ever yet, but he certainly has the potential.
I agree, we may even go 11-5.
Jaguars will be in the trevor lawrence sweepstakes.
Titans are our main competition and have a very underrated defense.
Texans are interesting. I believe this is their last year of contending for a while. Hopkins, Clowney, and soon Watt will be gone. I believe Fuller is a FA soon as well. That's 4 first round picks. No first round pick this year or next year. Make that possibly 6 from 2011-2021.
They will have to pay Watson as well. Bye bye salary cap. Bottom line, they will soon be the 2012 Colts with the Grigson damage (or BOB), already done. One more year.
Competitive division that falls off a bit next year.