IDP Analysis: Dion Bailey Up Next For Seattle
IDP Analysis: Dion Bailey Up Next For Seattle

This article is part of our IDP Analysis series.

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Sean Weatherspoon, (3-4) ILB, ARZ

Few players have had worse injury luck than Weatherspoon, and that fact quickly points out the low floor he has as an IDP asset. But he's currently healthy, and if that should remain the case, he'll be in position to serve as Arizona's clear top inside linebacker. Weatherspoon is a great athlete with a versatile skill set when healthy, showing the ability to pile up stats in the tackle, sack, and coverage categories. In a 29-game span from 2011 to 2012, Weatherspoon posted 210 tackles, seven sacks and an interception (12 passes defended), numbers that project to roughly 116 tackles and four sacks over a 16-game span. There should be at least LB2 upside with Weatherspoon if he stays healthy.

Dominique Easley, DT, NE

Easley is at or near the top of any reasonably constructed short list of breakout candidates among defensive linemen. The 2014 first-round pick predictably had a quiet rookie season as he recovered from a 2013 ACL tear, but he's at full health at this point and is poised to show off the explosiveness and disruptiveness that once made him look like a potential top-10 pick. Playing in a New England defense that should display a strong pass rush, the versatile Easley should spend about as much time in opposing backfields as any defensive tackles, at least on a per-snap basis.

Duke Ihenacho, S, WAS

Ihenacho was a cheap source of DB2 production back when he started at

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