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  1. Outside of Mayock I always like following what DJ sees before the draft. This is his first mock. Daniel Jeremiah 1st Mock Draft “We have a full view of the 2019 NFL Draft class now that the league has released the list of underclassmen that have been granted early entry. Of course, this means Mock Draft Season is upon us! With 97 days until the real draft, here's the first iteration of how I could see the first round unfolding. NOTE: The order for picks 29-32 has not yet been set. The final four teams are ordered below based on playoff seed, with record and strength of schedule as the tiebreakers. PICK 1 Nick Bosa - Edge School: Ohio State | Year: Junior Bosa is a polished pass rusher and he'll excel opposite Chandler Jones. PICK 2 Rashan Gary - Edge School: Michigan | Year: Junior Gary has the size of a defensive tackle but the skill set to play on the edge. He'll give the 49ers one of the best young D-lines in the NFL. PICK 3 Josh Allen - Edge School: Kentucky | Year: Senior The Jets need to address the O-line, but Allen will be too tempting to pass up. He's a bendy edge rusher with excellent production. PICK 4 Quinnen Williams - DT School: Alabama | Year: Sophomore (RS) The Raiders are desperate for pass rushers. Williams offers tremendous upside in that department and dominates against the run. PICK 5 Josh Jacobs - RB School: Alabama | Year: Junior The Bucs didn't see any return on their investment in Ronald Jones, a second-round pick last year. Jacobs is a dynamic player with ideal toughness. PICK 6 Dwayne Haskins - QB School: Ohio State | Year: Sophomore (RS) Haskins lacks the ideal mobility, but he's a pure pocket passer with excellent arm strength and accuracy. PICK 7 Jeffery Simmons - DT School: Mississippi State | Year: Junior I wouldn't be surprised if Simmons were to go earlier than this spot. Teams are buzzing about his talent. PICK 8 T.J. Hockenson - TE School: Iowa | Year: Sophomore (RS) This might be a little early for Hockenson, but he fits the physical identity the Lions have been attempting to build. PICK 9 Jawaan Taylor - OT School: Florida | Year: Junior Taylor could start at right tackle or either of the guard spots. He is a powerful run blocker with the agility to hold up in pass protection. PICK 10 Devin White - LB School: LSU | Year: Junior White is the ideal modern linebacker. He can run, cover and blitz. PICK 11 Cody Ford - OT School: Oklahoma | Year: Junior (RS) The Bengals need to upgrade their offensive line and Ford offers the flexibility to play inside or outside. PICK 12 Clelin Ferrell - Edge School: Clemson | Year: Junior (RS) Ferrell is an overachiever with excellent production and effort. The Packers need to add some punch to their edge rush. PICK 13 Daniel Jones - QB School: Duke | Year: Junior (RS) The Dolphins have a bunch of needs to fill and could go in myriad directions. However, finding the quarterback of the future is right at the top of the list. PICK 14 Ed Oliver - DT School: Houston | Year: Junior Oliver is a perfect fit in this scheme and he'd be a terror in the NFC South. PICK 15 Marquise Brown - WR School: Oklahoma | Year: Junior The Redskins need to sort out the QB situation following Alex Smith's injury. If they address that need in free agency, Brown would be a tempting option with this pick. PICK 16 Greedy Williams - CB School: LSU | Year: Sophomore (RS) Williams' play was up and down in the fall, but the Panthers hit on an LSU cornerback in last year's draft (Donte Jackson) and they might double down this spring. PICK 17 Andre Dillard - OT School: Washington State | Year: Senior (RS) I believe Dillard is the top left tackle prospect in the draft and his pass-protecting prowess is just what Baker Mayfield needs. PICK 18 Jonah Williams - OG School: Alabama | Year: Junior Williams is a solid offensive tackle prospect, but I believe he has All-Pro potential at guard. The Vikingsneed to address the O-line this offseason. PICK 19 D.K. Metcalf - WR School: Mississippi | Year: Sophomore (RS) Metcalf has a rare blend of size and speed. He'd be the perfect partner for Corey Davis. PICK 20 Devin Bush - LB School: Michigan | Year: Junior Bush has outstanding play speed and he fills a need for the Steelers' defense. PICK 21 Montez Sweat - DE School: Mississippi State | Year: Senior The Seahawks need to find a complementary pass rusher for Frank Clark, whom I expect to be back in Seattle next season even though he's due to become a free agent this offseason. Sweat has outstanding length, burst and production. PICK 22 Nasir Adderley - S School: Delaware | Year: Senior Adderley is a perfect fit to take over for Eric Weddle, whether that transition takes place this year or next year. Weddle has one year left on his contract and recently said he'll either play for the Ravens in 2019 or retire if the team decides to move on without him. Adderley offers a similar skill set and toughness. PICK 23 Deandre Baker - CB School: Georgia | Year: Senior Baker is a competitive cornerback with the versatility to fit in any scheme. PICK 24 Jaylon Ferguson - DE School: Louisiana Tech | Year: Senior (RS) Ferguson has some stiffness, but his length, power and production will be very appealing to a team in need of edge rushers. PICK 25 Christian Wilkins - DT School: Clemson | Year: Senior This would be the steal of the draft for the Eagles. Wilkins is a top-10 talent. PICK 26 Johnathan Abram - S School: Mississippi State | Year: Senior Abram is one of my favorite players in the draft. He fits what the Colts are building on defense. PICK 27 Trayvon Mullen - CB School: Clemson | Year: Junior It would be a surprise if the Raiders used all three of their first-round picks on defensive players, but it might be wise to fix one side of the ball before addressing the other. PICK 28 Mack Wilson - LB School: Alabama | Year: Junior The Chargers need to get better at the linebacker position and Wilson is a true three-down player. PICK 29 Kyler Murray - QB School: Oklahoma | Year: Junior (RS) Murray is the ultimate wild card in this draft. The Patriots need to find the heir apparent to Tom Bradyand Murray could contribute while Brady is still playing. PICK 30 Dexter Lawrence - DT School: Clemson | Year: Junior The Rams might need someone to replace Ndamukong Suh, who's due to become a free agent this offseason. Lawrence has a very similar skill set and playing style. PICK 31 Byron Murphy - CB School: Washington | Year: Sophomore (RS) The Chiefs are set on offense, but they need to add some playmakers to the backend of their defense. PICK 32 Noah Fant - TE School: Iowa | Year: Junior Fant is an athletic freak and would be a nice complement to the young WR corps in Green Bay. Jimmy Graham isn't the long-term answer at the position.”
  2. Not sure if quite 16, but: Vic Beasley, Tevin Coleman, Grady Jarrett, Keanu Neal, Debo, Austin Hooper, Devondre Campbell, Takk, Kazee, Calvin Ridley, Deadrin Senat, Foye Oluokun. That’s 12. Honorable mentions to Collins who was a starter, Hardy, Schweitzer, Saubert, Ito Smith, and Isaiah Oliver. That’s another 6 - pick 4.
  3. “NOTE: The order for picks 29-32 has not yet been set. The final four teams are ordered below based on playoff seed, with record and strength of schedule as the tiebreakers.” Predicts nothing.
  4. Yeah I loved his annual conference call and his top 5 at every position as well as watching him go detail every pick on draft days. Not sure who can fill that role now, maybe DJ.
  5. ATLANTA -- Atlanta Falcons defensive end Takkarist McKinley is with a family member in Oakland, California, after undergoing a mental evaluation prompted by a friend's call to Los Angeles police. Falcons spokesman Brian Cearns told The Associated Press McKinley "is in a good spot" and has been in "constant communication" with the team, including coach Dan Quinn. Cearns said McKinley is staying with an uncle. TMZ Sports reported Tuesday night that a friend became concerned for McKinley's well-being and summoned police. No criminal charges were filed. TMZ Sports says McKinley was cooperative when detained by officers. It is not known what prompted McKinley's friend to call police. Cearns says the situation has been resolved. McKinley, who played collegiately at UCLA, was a first-round pick by the Falcons in 2017. He led the Falcons with seven sacks in 2018.
  6. Give him Beasley's cap hit.
  7. What position has a better chance to grab a starter at our pick in the 2nd round between OT/OG and DT/DE? Go the other way in round 1. Love all the players being mentioned in the thread. We’re going to get a player with that first pick.
  8. ATLANTA -- Atlanta Falcons defensive end Takkarist McKinley is with a family member in Oakland, California, after undergoing a mental evaluation prompted by a friend's call to Los Angeles police. Falcons spokesman Brian Cearns told The Associated Press McKinley "is in a good spot" and has been in "constant communication" with the team, including coach Dan Quinn. Cearns said McKinley is staying with an uncle. TMZ Sports reported Tuesday night that a friend became concerned for McKinley's well-being and summoned police. No criminal charges were filed. TMZ Sports says McKinley was cooperative when detained by officers. It is not known what prompted McKinley's friend to call police. Cearns says the situation has been resolved. McKinley, who played collegiately at UCLA, was a first-round pick by the Falcons in 2017. He led the Falcons with seven sacks in 2018.
  9. My wife was going through her phone and saw this, didn’t show up on any of my social media feeds. Thought I’d share, could be nothing: https://www.tmz.com/2019/01/15/atlanta-falcons-takkarist-mckinley-detained-police/ “Atlanta Falcons defensive end Takkarist McKinley was detained by police in L.A. on Tuesday and is undergoing a mental evaluation following an incident at a hotel ... TMZ Sports has learned. McKinley was with a friend at a high-end hotel around noon when something happened and the friend became concerned about McKinley's well-being. We're told the friend called police for help. We're told cops spoke with McKinley who agreed it was in his best interest to get help -- and he cooperated and left with police. We're told McKinley was NOT arrested or booked for any crime. The 23-year-old was selected in the 1st round of the 2017 NFL Draft out of UCLA and had a solid rookie season for the Falcons -- posting 20 tackles and 6 sacks. McKinley famously brought a framed picture of his late grandmother to the stage at the NFL Draft and explained that he had made a promise to her on her deathbed that he would make it to the NFL.”
  10. I think Poole needs to be brought back even if giving him $2 mil on a tender is what it takes. If we walk away from Alford it makes sense to keep him and have Trufant/Oliver/Kazee/Poole as our core. He is $6 mil cheaper than Alford if we cut him which can be better spent elsewhere. If Alford wants to restructure and come back at a lower price point, different story.
  11. I'm open to trading down if it was with someone like the Raiders where we only move down like 10 spots and grab an early second. Otherwise grab our guy at 14, whether that's the RT or DE/DT.
  12. Just remember that with that number Julio is already getting paid $13.5 million from us counting towards the 2019 cap.
  13. This is how I feel. Cutting Trufant makes no sense financially for what it would cost and the fact that we'd have to find his replacement. Bye to Alford - I'll take the $8 million and roll with a core of Trufant/Oliver/Poole (who I'd tender)/Kazee. I don't want Vic here at $12 mil, so I'm fine with him staying here for less or us cutting/trading him and moving on if not. Same on Bryant. If we ride with him I can't hate because of all he has done for us and the fact that he can still make most kicks. At the same time, GT looked good in limited play last season and we have him for peanuts if we want comparatively.
  14. Nope we have Quinn - this guy will be nowhere near the Falcons. Especially after all the bounty gate crap with the Saints.
  15. Could be the 2nd round pick if they go DE, Takk or Vic, Means. I think we cut Reed too so could be another signing. Good question though.
  16. Grab a vet DT in FA - McCoy would be nice. Re-sign Grady and Irvin, restructure Beasley. Go RT in round 1, best DL available round 2, OG round 3, BPA rest of draft.
  17. I trust Rapaport more, Canfora always gets it wrong:
  18. I heard he met with them yesterday lol.
  19. If you follow the Falcons beat writers and major pundits you should hear names as they come in. DQ confirmed yesterday that no DC will be brought in.
  20. They basically said nothing is off the table with him and that is part of the evaluation process they are going through now looking at the roster and deciding how to move forward this offseason. Quinn said he was really proud with how he stepped up and lead the RBs when Freeman and Ito were both down.
  21. We should have an extra 4th - I'd expect a RB in the draft somewhere around there.
  22. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Darrell Bevell is a candidate for the Falcons' offensive coordinator job. Bevell was out of the league this season after spending the last seven years coordinating in Seattle. He overlapped with Dan Quinn for two of those years and looks to be the favorite to replace OC Steve Sarkisian. Bevell could draw interest from multiple teams despite not much interest last offseason. The Falcons are his top landing spot.
  23. What did everyone think of Beadles out there yesterday at guard?