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Old 04-30-2019, 12:40 AM   #21
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Still another year until the Trevor Lawrence sweepstakes anyways
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Old 04-30-2019, 12:47 AM   #22
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Dobbins needs to get back to 2017 form before heís considered anything noteworthy. I know he was splitting carries, but he didnít seem to make the most of his carries at all.
Was about to post this. Totally agree. Dude did not do well for whatever reason last season.
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Old 05-04-2019, 12:38 AM   #23
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My stupid early "thunderstorm canceled plans" 2020 mock. Using the NFL Power Rankings in inverse order for the draft order. Picking as though the teams actually finished there.

1.) Miami Dolphins - QB Tua Tagavailoa, Alabama
- If they're picking #1, it means the tank worked and that Rosen isn't worth passing on a top QB for. Tua compares to a slightly bigger, thicker Russell Wilson. There is risk that the extra year of being picked apart pushes him down, but barring a major setback, he should be the #1 QB of the 2020 NFL Draft.

2.) Arizona Cardinals - OT Andrew Thomas, Georgia
- In 2019, they drafted Kyler and a ton of weapons for him at the expense of the OL. That changes here with Thomas, who may be one of the best LT prospects in years. This could also be a key trade down spot for a team wanting one of the QBs from this stronger class.

3.) Cincinnati Bengals - QB Justin Herbert, Oregon
- If they're picking this high, it means that the Andy Dalton era is officially over. They did draft Ryan Finley, but a 4th round QB isn't a reason to pass on a potential franchise QB if you're picking this high. Herbert looks the part of a classic franchise QB and hopefully another year in college adds some much needed polish.

4.) Tampa Bay Buccaneers - QB Jake Fromm, Georgia
- If they're picking this high, it means that the Jameis Winston era is officially over. Fromm is the last of the big three QBs from this class, but could be the most pro-ready/polished of the three.

5.) Washington Redskins - WR Jerry Jeudy, Alabama
- Washington has been wanting for weapons in the passing attack for some time. After last year's middling WR draft class, Jeudy should easily command a top 10 pick.

6.) NY Giants - EDGE Chase Young, Ohio St.
- After failing to address a killer need for pass rush in 2019, the Giants land the top pass rushing prospect of 2020.

7.) Carolina Panthers - DT Derrick Brown, Auburn
A finish this poor likely means the end of Ron Rivera and it likely doesn't signal good things about the health of Cam Newton's bum shoulder. Their next coach will have an elite DT prospect in Brown, at least.

8.) Denver Broncos - LB Dylan Moses, Alabama
- The Broncos are majorly weak at the LB position where athleticism is key in Vic Fangio's scheme. Moses could be this year's Devin White/Roquan Smith type of riser at the position.

9.) Buffalo Bills - WR Laviska Shenault, Colorado
- The Bills finally get a weapon for their offense and Shenault has elite potential.

10.) NY Jets - CB Trevon Diggs, Alabama
- The Jets address a major need position with a guy in competition to be the #1 CB in 2020.

11.) Oakland Raiders - DL Raekwon Davis, Alabama
- The Raiders still badly need front 7 help and find it in Davis, the 5th Alabama player off the board so far.

12.) San Francisco 49ers - S Grant Delpit, LSU
- The 49ers are severely lacking in the secondary and Delpit is a potentially elite safety prospect.

13.) Detroit Lions - DE A.J. Epenesa, Iowa
- The Lions pass rush still needs more help.

14.) Jacksonville Jaguars - TE Albert Okwuegbunam, Missouri
- The Jags need weapons to put around Nick Foles, and he was at his best with multiple talented TEs in Philly. That's a sore position for the Jags but they upgrade with a huge, athletic freak here.

15.) Pittsburgh Steelers - CB C.J. Henderson, Florida
- The Steelers badly need CB reinforcements behind the aging Joe Haden and Artie Burns, whose 5th year option wasn't picked up.

16.) Atlanta Falcons - DL Nick Coe, Auburn
- The Falcons reached for several OL prospects in 2019, neglecting major needs in their front 7 until Day 3. Coe would provide some badly needed help.

17.) Green Bay Packers - QB Jacob Eason, Washington
- They did their research on the 2019 QBs, so they're obviously thinking about the position with Rodgers' age and injury concerns. Eason is a distant #4 prospect at the position, but has lots of potential and could be in for a big year.

18.) Houston Texans - OT Mekhi Becton, Louisville
- The Texans gave up the most sacks in the league in 2018, addressing the position in the draft with a couple of reaches. Even if Tytus Howard works out, the line still needs reinforcements and the huge-but-nimble Becton should be attractive.

19.) Tennessee Titans - RB Najee Harris, Alabama
- Derrick Henry will be entering free agency, so they replace him with another (and perhaps more dynamic) Alabama back.

20.) Baltimore Ravens - EDGE Terrell Lewis, Alabama
- The Ravens lost their veteran edge rusher and didn't address the position in 2019 until round 3. Lewis has battled injuries but is otherwise another solid Alabama front 7 prospect.

21.) Minnesota Vikings - OT Tre Smith, Tennessee
- The Vikings shored up the center spot in 2019, but tackle help is still needed. Smith could easily go much higher if his health concerns are resolved.

22.) Seattle Seahawks - G Tommy Kraemer, Notre Dame
- Mocking OL to Seattle feels like an exercise in futility, but Kraemer is another great OL prospect from a school which has cranked out some great ones in recent years.

23.) Cleveland Browns - LB Jacob Phillips, LSU
- The Browns have exploded with talent in the last two years, but still need help at LB. Can't do much better than a 5 star recruit from a school who has churned out a number of great linebackers in recent years.

24.) Dallas Cowboys - S Isaiah Simmons, Clemson
- The Cowboys have been flirting with safety help since last year's trade deadline, and finally address it with a massive, athletic monster in Simmons.

25.) Kansas City Chiefs - WR Henry Ruggs, Alabama
- Most seem to believe that Tyreek Hill won't be playing for the Chiefs in 2019. They attempt to replace him here with the speedy Ruggs, who reportedly ran a 40 in the 4.2 at Alabama's junior pro day.

26.) Oakland Raiders (from CHI) - CB Jaylon Johnson, Utah
- After going DL earlier, the Raiders address their major need at CB here.

27.) Philadelphia Eagles - LB Paddy Fisher, Northwestern
- LB isn't a position the Eagles value very highly, but a few offseasons of attrition has left it looking very ugly. Fisher is an uber-productive tackle machine in the middle.

28.) Indianapolis Colts - RB Travis Etienne, Clemson
- The Colts didn't address the RB position in 2019, choosing to roll with a cluster of backs lacking dependability. Etienne had a monster year in 2018 and has massive upside.

29.) LA Chargers - WR Collin Johnson, Texas
- Free agency attrition has stripped the Chargers of some of their weapons at WR. Johnson has a huge frame and athleticism.

30.) LA Rams - OT Tristan Wirfs, Iowa
- Andrew Whitworth is close to retirement and the Rams don't have a ready replacement on the roster.

31.) New England Patriots - S Xavier McKinney, Alabama
- Devin McCourty has flirted with retirement while Patrick Chung will be 32. Reinforcements will be needed soon.

32.) New Orleans Saints - DE Yetur Gross-Matos, Penn St.
- Pass rush help was a major desire of the Saints but they failed to address it in either free agency or the draft. Gross-Matos has major riser potential as a disruptive force, but needs polish.
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Old 05-04-2019, 05:54 PM   #24
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CB is not near a major need after drafting Mullen and Johnson unless Conley leaves. I think LB, OG, and WR are the needs we could address. I like the Davis pick though.

Watch out for Tua or Herbert to be drafted by the Raiders, depending on how Carr plays year 2. We have 2 1sts to move up to get our QB
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Old 05-04-2019, 06:44 PM   #25
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Would love Phillips especially because Dorsey will likely let Schobert and Kirsksey walk. Maybe a prospect or IDL as a sub.
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Old 05-25-2019, 04:07 PM   #26
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What fresh hell is the Packers passing on a dynamic running back for a QB who won’t play by the end of his rookie contract?
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Old 05-25-2019, 04:09 PM   #27
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I think Trey Smith > Andrew Thomas but you're on the right path

but maybe don't start every explanation "if they are picking this high"
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Old 05-25-2019, 04:10 PM   #28
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Did the same thing when they drafted Rodgers. He'll be older next draft than Favre was when he was drafted.
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Old 05-25-2019, 11:07 PM   #29
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Did the same thing when they drafted Rodgers. He'll be older next draft than Favre was when he was drafted.
I don't think the circumstances are analagous outside of the age thing. Favre was considering retirement when they drafted Rodgers, but I don't think there has been any indication Rodgers is contemplating retirement. If he wants to play until he is in his 40s like Brady, no point drafting a 1st round QB.
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Old 09-05-2019, 04:17 PM   #30
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Seeing Jalen Hurts cracking the top half of the first round in mocks already. Legit or a week 1 overreaction?
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Old 09-05-2019, 04:24 PM   #31
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Seeing Jalen Hurts cracking the top half of the first round in mocks already. Legit or a week 1 overreaction?
I would say overreaction but there was a time when I never thought Murray or Mayfield would ever be first rounders either.
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Old 09-05-2019, 04:28 PM   #32
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Seeing Jalen Hurts cracking the top half of the first round in mocks already. Legit or a week 1 overreaction?
Bit of both. He is going to have a great amount of starting experience playing in both a pro style Saban offense and now a Lincoln Riley spread which NFL is sort of moving towards. That's got to count for something.
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Old 09-05-2019, 10:40 PM   #33
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Would be absolutely wild if three undersized transfer quarterbacks from Oklahoma would be back-to-back-to-back first rounders
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Old 09-05-2019, 11:30 PM   #34
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Seeing Jalen Hurts cracking the top half of the first round in mocks already. Legit or a week 1 overreaction?
I think it's less likely than not to happen at this point, but if the production remains consistently excellent for the rest of the season he'll probably get 1st round hype.
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Old 09-06-2019, 08:58 PM   #35
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Seeing Jalen Hurts cracking the top half of the first round in mocks already. Legit or a week 1 overreaction?
Overreaction.
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Would be absolutely wild if three undersized transfer quarterbacks from Oklahoma would be back-to-back-to-back first rounders
For some reason I was under the impression that Hurts was like 6'4 wtf. This is some Berenstein Bears shit.
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Old 09-06-2019, 09:08 PM   #37
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I think he has a shot, he is gonna be pro ready and is a great athlete, that's about all you need from a QB to go early
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Now seeing Joe Burrow in the first round discussion as well.

Feeling like mock drafts are more reactive than ever.
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Now seeing Joe Burrow in the first round discussion as well.

Feeling like mock drafts are more reactive than ever.
People just want to be able to say "look what I predicted" in case it actually happens.
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Now seeing Joe Burrow in the first round discussion as well.

Feeling like mock drafts are more reactive than ever.
That was an impressive game. Much more so than Hurts. But also speaks to the possible luke warmth on Tua & Herbert.

I'm overreacting to some Jamie Newman tho.
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