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Everything posted by Smiler11

  1. Nice list. Any favorites at this point? Initial thoughts on the class as a whole and specific positions within it?
  2. Not many 4.9 TE's make it in the league but I'm pulling for him.
  3. Assuming Carpenter, Brown and Mack are all gone in 2021, Alec might make a lot of sense as another guy who could play all 3 interior positions.
  4. He finished the year strong, but after the bye and before Trufant got injured, it was typically Sheffield and Tru starting outside in base, with Oliver only coming in on sub packages. I guess the assumption here is Sheffield is preferred to Oliver and Oliver is the man Terrell has to beat out. Given how frequently we're in sub packages, it's a little redundant. Even in sub packages, Oliver was on the field for around 80% of our defensive snaps.
  5. The one guy I wish we had picked up this year was Bryce Huff. I had him pegged as an early day 3 guy. In the right scheme I think he has the potential to be a very good specialist pass rusher in the NFL.
  6. Worrilow and Bartu surprised me in that both stuck in the same year, although our linebacker core was horrible that year. Michael Palmer (TE) was a guy I was high on and with more opportunities, I think he could have carved out a nice career. Ryan Schraeder was another guy I was high on. On the flip side, I didn't think much of Brent Grimes and he went on to have a great career. Out of this crop, I like Evin Ksiezarczyk, Chris Rowland & Ray Wilborn the best and think all three have a shot at sticking on the 53 (or 55).
  7. The tackle class looks very good once again, led by Sewell. He looks as solid as any tackle prospect to come along for a long time. The highest graded tackle I've scouted in the last decade was Eric Fisher and whilst he's a solid starter and even has 1 Pro bowl to his name, he hasn't lived up to that as yet. That 2013 draft is the benchmark for tackle classes and interestingly the best guys from that class came in the 3rd and 4th round (Armstead and Bakhtiari). When all is said and done this class could rival that one (2013) and Sewell could be best tackle prospect we've seen since Joe Thomas and Jake Long.
  8. I don't know what to make of Parsons. Clearly supremely talented and dominant at the college level but very much a throw-back style of linebacker. Is he an off-ball linebacker or hybrid edge guy? I think I prefer him as the latter, where he could have Khalil Mack type upside.
  9. Quincy Roche and Patrick Johnson are 2 players very much in the K'Lavon Chaisson mold. Both will be fun to watch this year.
  10. I think on paper we're pretty similar talent wise to last year. Better in places (RB & Edge) and slightly worse in others (TE, LB). What we did do is get younger, cheaper and have more potential for growth. Every year I think people over-estimate the impact rookies will have. For improvement, I'd be looking more at development within, particularly from the guys in year 2 & 3 (Sheffield, Cominsky, Oliver, Foye, Gage, Lindstrom, McGary, Ollison). If just a couple of those guys make the next leap, then we're in a better place than last year. Of course, as always, health will play a big part.
  11. I normally do this every year on the (now retired) Draft forum... The 2020 NFL draft is now in the books, love it or hate it, we move onwards and upwards. Below is a list of some guys to keep an eye on for the 2021 draft. My initial thoughts... Trevor Lawrence is the best QB prospect since Andrew Luck. WR and OT look exceptionally strong again in 2021. How fun would it be to pair Alec Lindstrom next to his big brother. QB Trevor Lawrence, Clemson Justin Fields, Ohio State Trey Lance, North Dakota State Jamie Newman, Georgia Brock Purdy, Iowa State Sam Ehlinger, Texas RB Najee Harris, Alabama Travis Etienne, Clemson Chuba Hubbard, Oklahoma State Kylin Hill, Mississippi State C.J. Verdell, Oregon WR Ja'Marr Chase, LSU Jaylen Waddle, Alabama Devonta Smith, Alabama Justyn Ross, Clemson Rashod Bateman, Minnesota Terrace Marshall Jr., LSU Chris Olave, Ohio State Seth Williams, Auburn Rondale Moore, Purdue Tamorrion Terry, Florida State Dyami Brown, North Carolina TE Pat Freiermuth, Penn State Charlie Kolar, Iowa State Kyle Pitts, Florida Jalen Wydermyer, Texas A&M Brevin Jordan, Miami OT Penei Sewell, Oregon Walker Little, Stanford Samuel Cosmi, Texas Alex Leatherwood, Alabama Jalen Mayfield, Michigan Liam Eichenberg, Notre Dame IOL Trey Smith, Tennessee Cade Mays, Tennessee Creed Humphrey, Oklahoma Deonte Brown, Alabama Trey Hill, Georgia Alec Lindstrom, Boston College Landon Dickerson, Alabama IDL Marvin Wilson, Florida State Tyler Shelvin, LSU LaBryan Ray, Alabama Jaylen Twyman, Pittsburgh Jay Tufele, USC Edge Gregory Rousseau, Miami Xavier Thomas, Clemson Quincy Roche, Miami Joe Tryon, Washington Carlos Basham, Wake Forrest Patrick Johnson, Tulane LB Dylan Moses, Alabama Micah Parsons, Penn State Jabril Cox, LSU Chazz Surratt, North Carolina CB Shaun Wade, Ohio State Patrick Surtain II, Alabama Paulson Adebo, Stanford Josh Jobe, Alabama Tyson Campbell, Georgia Israel Mukuamu, South Carolina Ambry Thomas, Michigan Mike Hampton, South Florida S JaCoby Stevens, LSU Hamsah Nasirildeen, Florida State Richard LeCounte, Georgia Andre Cisco, Syracuse James Wiggins, Cincinnati Richie Grant, UCF
  12. Man he's salty. No wonder he's not a coach in the league. Stay humble and leave your ego at the door - coaching ain't about taking credit.
  13. Looks close. I'd say Senat, Reynolds and Larkin are probably locks at this point, unless we bring other bodies in. I also think we'll probably carry 3 QB's this year - Benkurt would likely get snapped up if placed on the PS. Jacob Tuioti-Mariner and Chris Cooper are others to add to your fringe list.
  14. Yeah NFL.com were real generous with their grading. I think this is a draft that will look better down the road. We took 'our' guys, who clearly possessed certain traits. I have no issue with that approach.
  15. 'Stuck in the stone ages' and yet you want us to draft a NT (presumably with a 1st)?
  16. Maybe accurate mocks but analysis no way. Daniel Jeremiah is the best draft analyst by a country mile right now. I like the analysis from the guys at The Draft Network as well - Kyle Crabbs is probably my favorite. For quality analysis Walter football would be right down near the bottom for me, along with Charley Casserly and Bucky Brooks.
  17. Doesn't this guy want $20m+ a year? Yeah, he's not coming here.
  18. My biggest question mark with him was his ability to play inside. Not that he can't do it but rather Auburn's scheme is so wacky that you rarely see him play inside. Whilst it's fun to see him lining up in a wide 9 from a 2 point stance, that's not where he's going to make his money in the NFL. His traits tell you he should eat going against slower interior guys, but it's still a projection. It was good to see how dominant he was in those few inside snaps against Isaiah Wilson. At any other program, where this guy is lining up over guards consistently, he's probably a top 15 pick. I love the Hennessy pick, but this might be my favorite. I honestly think he's a better fit for what we want to do upfront than Brown or Kinlaw would have been.
  19. In my real-time draft I took Chaisson in the 1st but quickly found myself in a corner conundrum. Miller is going to play close to 100% of our defensive snaps. Not many, if any, guys on the board at that point could provide that level of contribution. You see a similar theme with most of our former 1st rounders under TD - there is a definite preference to guys who can stay on the field.
  20. It's pretty difficult to compare to specific corners in different schemes. That aside are we talking level of performance last year or over the course of their rookie contracts? Corner performance is so up and down year-to-year - a number of those guys on your list were awful last year (Rhodes, Norman etc.). I think when you take a corner that high the goal should always be to get a top 10/15 type player at that position, i.e. boundary corner. I think fans would settle for less as a floor and at a minimum you'd want to see him starting and progressing each year of his rookie deal. Only 30% of league starters are former 1st round picks, so starting in itself would be a success.
  21. You take Trevor Lawrence. Either sit him for a year or trade MR2 for additional picks. I love Matt Ryan but you don't get many opportunities to draft a guy like Lawrence. Matt Ryan will be 36 in the 2021 season.
  22. MR2 has been pretty good for WR's. If he's going to revive his career, this is the place to do it.
  23. PJ Hall another guy who's allegedly on the block. Not a huge need right now but I'd trade Senat straight up for him.
  24. Clearly fixing the defense was the priority this year. Offense next year. They're not trying to win now, they know this is a 2 year build at a minimum.
  25. I think all the NFC teams had strong drafts. I do like what the Panties are doing - it's definitely a long-term rebuild, which is what they need.
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