Breaking down how new defensive coordinators - and by extension, new head coaches - are going to impact our IDP players is like throwing darts blindfolded. We need to find our way in the dark so we can predict and better prepare for designation and scheme changes. Here we take a look at the current changes across the NFL to see who is getting crushed moving to outside linebacker and who will get a value boost as a defensive end.
While these are important questions, it shows the need for leagues to switch to "True Position" leaving all these designation changes behind. See this great article from Ryan Early on True Position
Jack Del Rio - Washington Redskins
This is an easy place to start. Rio is a strong defensive coordinator. He is coming along with new-in-town Ron Rivera for a nice ride to Washington.
This scheme will be a de facto 4-3, which likely spells designation changes for current players like Ryan Kerrigan and Montez Sweat. Perhaps more importantly, if Chase Young is drafted he will be a defensive end. This is a huge boon to his value and should see him cemented as the top IDP rookie.
With a strong handful of EDGE players in Washington, there might be small rotation to be had, which is good for the team, bad for IDP players. It will be interesting to see how former first-rounder Jonathan Allen and mid-career breakout Matt Ioannidis are deployed.