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Any of you guys that wanted to try your hand at one of these mock-draft simulators - I highly recommend The Draft Network(TDN). -  there's is the easiest to navigate and quick - also allows you to pull the scouting reports as well when deciding between players - like any simulator or website, you could always argue a little w/ the rankings but they are somewhat reasonable - what I notice in TDN's simulations is the running backs drop maybe a little further than in real life.

Here is link if you want to try your own hand at one of these:   https://thedraftnetwork.com/mock-draft-machine

Below is mine - 3 out of first 4 picks, I'm not sure they will drop to slots where I got them.   Specifically, doubt Kinlaw makes it to #16 and doubtful Dobbins makes it to  #78 - possible for both, but not likely.    

Nevertheless, something similar to this would be an ideal draft to me.    The criticism of this draft would be "you didn't address everyday linebacker in a meaningful way" (although Okwara might be that hybrid DE/OLB type player) and "where is the heir apparent" at center?  also could say we need another Tight End. 

As is the case every year, you simply cannot address ever hole with one draft.   Unless you have  6-7 Day1-2 picks, it's just not gonna happen.

I really like K'Von Wallace as an early Day#3 pick - he's not a perfect safety but is more physical than a free safety and better coverage than most strong safeties - probably would be a strong safety for Falcons.

 

 

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Explosiveness: Dude's a rocket. Regularly times the snap well, especially when aligned over the center, and comes low and hot out of the chute when he's tasked with penetration. Leads with his shoulders over his toes and uncoils his hips to generate immediate displacement; resets the line of scrimmage with excellent bench press power. Wish he was better at carrying his feet with him through contact; frequently pops up after initial push and gives opponent an opportunity to re-anchor. Will get too far over his toes at times which leads to balance issues, but that's an acceptable consequence of his insane get off

Lateral Agility: Has some surprising quicks in him for such a big dude. Does well to work across face as a head-up pass rusher and has decent hip mobility to get into a gap and wrench his way around a half-man. Ankle bend helps him here. Does not have good hip sink, which leads to some laborious changes of direction in space, but at his size, you expect much of that. Has some solid reps working with flow as a run defender, but is generally guilty of turning his shoulders into the line of scrimmage and surrendering his back as he works for penetration.

Pass Rush Technique: All the tools in the toolbox. Generally wins with a bull-rush/push-pull profile: strong hands to grip, great upper body power to lock out, and then has the necessary power and quickness profile to rip opponent down and clear his hips into space. Tries to work a cross-chop and swim but is poorly served by his elite length here -- struggles to win hand fights in a tight area and ends up off-target with his strikes. Understands what to do when he wins a gap off the snap and has the flexibility and rip strength to turn corners against pressure and present in the defensive backfield. Learning how to maximize his length will lead to better one-on-one wins in the NFL.

Leverage: Good up until the third step. Such a long and tall player who simply struggles to stay coiled for a consistent period of time throughout a rep. Pops up as a two-gapper and relies on his upper-body power and length to solve the problem for him, which is a winning strategy in the SEC but may not be so in the NFL. Will often lose his pad level after his initial surge and bull rush and does not have the desired sled drive at this stage, though that's likely something you can teach up into him. Struggles with poor natural leverage are most obvious when he's double-teamed or down-blocked in a gap.

Block Deconstruction: Rare to see a square block on this cat in the first place. Is simply too long, quick, and powerful to be engaged one-on-one in space by guards and centers -- invariably gets to a half-man relationship and compromises pocket integrity, and the very least forcing the QB to move off his spot. When engaged, has the upper body strength and understanding of leverage to break free; regularly makes tackles at the line of scrimmage with a freed shoulder accordingly. With that said, is up-and-down against slide protection and will surrender his back to his opponent, limiting his ability to defeat the block. Same issues pop up against double teams.

Lower-Body Power: Could stonewall a charging bull. Ridiculous posterior chain power who shocks opponents backwards in head-up trench play without fail. Uses explosiveness to win interior gaps as a result of hip power when he uncoils. Shows a formidable anchor as well when he gets his hips low and plays with bent knees and a wide base, though these reps are frustratingly rare given his upright play style. Would like to see a better ability to reset his feet and sustain his leg drive when working his bull-rush, though this is more a leverage issue than anything else.

Upper-Body Strength: Bench presses everyone he faces. Has the ability to rip opponents away from his frame with one arm and can long-arm and sustain leverage against the biggest offensive linemen he faces. Ragdoll ability when he centers his hands on the chest plate. When his hands are located correctly as a pass-rusher, regularly breaks his opponents grip and can yank himself into the backfield with a violent and unstoppable push-pull. Is lacking for nothing here; blue-chip trait.

Mental Processing: Has some tunnel vision to his game which leads to some disappointing results to great process reps. Regularly resets the line of scrimmage as a run defender but will fail to diagnose backfield action concurrent with his penetration and accordingly lets possible TFLs run right by him. Smarter at the line of scrimmage when he's two-gapping, does well to break late into gaps while maintaining control of his opponent. Can feel down blocks coming quickly with spotty frequency -- at times gets too oriented on penetration and will turn his shoulders into gaps. Sees and feels screens mighty quick and will disrupt them. Does not feel double teams coming and loses leverage and balance accordingly -- must ID them quicker.

Motor: Has the juice early but definitely wanes as the game goes on. Willing to make pursuit plays across the line of scrimmage and has some solid clean-up reps against cutback reps, but doesn't have a ton of hustle into boundary plays or when re-tracing screens that he feels are out of his reach. The longer the game gets the more willing he is to sit on blocks, pop up at the line of scrimmage, or jog in pursuit.

 

Round Grade: Incomplete

Best Trait: Upper-Body Strength

Worst Trait: Mental Processing

NFL Comparison: Leonard Williams

 

Summary: Javon Kinlaw is a Day 1 target for any team looking to add a starter on the defensive line, and will be a high priority add for teams looking to increase their disruption up front. A hugely powerful athlete with a wicked first step, Kinlaw demolishes blocking schemes and pocket integrity with regularly. Kinlaw can 1-gap or 2-gap with equal success at the NFL level given his elite toolkit, and his potential as a pass-rusher is sky-high. Inconsistencies regarding Kinlaw's leverage and pass rush moves limit his ceiling as a one-on-one winner as an interior pass rusher, but by moving him around the line and sticking him in gaps, you'll get quality pass rush ability in Year 1. Kinlaw is a candidate for Pro Bowl bids the moment he steps on the field, and has the physical tools of the top defensive tackles in the league if he continues to grow.

 

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First Step Explosiveness - Dynamic first step, there's been reps where he appears to false step and he'll still take the edge. His outside rush skills are centered around speed components and he's got enough juice to win the edge track at the pro level as well. Impressive quickness. 

Hand Technique - Close quarters combat is really nice. Appreciate his initial counters to drop hands and force missed punches off the edge. His extension skills don't feature enough upper body strength to bow, uproot and shuck blocks with consistency. He's much better before hands get fit. 

Pass Rush Counters - Rip and dip is where he's going to win most, fortunately he's quite polished there. His power components are sorely lacking, however. Flashes inside counters to work back inside with varying success. Thrives with surface reduction and bend off the edge. 

Flexibility - Bendy frame that wins quite often by dropping the inside shoulder and hugging hips tight to the turn. He'll play through lateral contact due to winning leverage off the edge. Shows hinge and coil to play with power on tight alignment reps, too — just lacks lower body power to hold up. 

Run Defending - If you ask him to set the edge, from tight alignments, you're going to see some struggles to hold ground. Like him a lot more as a potential penetration style player or someone who is going to attack with leverage from outside alignment. 

Competitive Toughness - Doesn't play particularly well through contact and hands don't carry a lot of power to stun. His ability to drop anchor and hold the point of attack is only modest. Like his effort, however — can find him chasing down runs from the back side and peeling back to the QB. 

Tackling - Hunts the football like few others in the class. Constantly ripping at the football and generating turnover opportunities. Closing burst and wingspan provide him with a notable tackle radius and shows good reactive quickness to mirror in space. 

Lateral Mobility - He's super quick, appreciate his ability to flash laterally and close down space on the edge. His ability to trigger and open to the boundary gives him plenty of upside as a stand up OLB on the end of the LOS. Can win across face with quickness as well. 

Stand Up Ability - Played a lot of drops into the flats or buzz underneath slant patters. His range off the edge of the box and outside the numbers is really good and think there's plenty of upside to be developed in this area to allow for a complimentary 3-down role. 

Football IQ - His application of technique and hand counters in space is impressive and his spatial awareness to find the football is quite strong. There's development needed as a pass rusher but he's got areas where he's strong and can serve as foundation for NFL transition.

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Best Trait - Flexibility

Worst Trait - Functional Power

Best Film - Virginia (2019)

Worst Film - Georgia (2019)

Red Flags - 2019 fibula

Player Summary - Julian Okwara projects as a potential starter as a rush linebacker at the NFL level. Okwara's functional athleticism and burst off the edge can be a potent weapon in an offense where he can serve as the complimentary rusher and attack in 1 on 1 situations. Okwara's lack of power components can restrict his effectiveness if additional attention is directed his way in pass protection but his pure speed components from wide alignments will garner pressure.

 

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Man Cover Skills - His feet are really fluid and allow him to take depth and stay square before driving on throws. Good length to play press and transitional quickness is present to flip, but his physicality carrying receivers off their hip isn't great and he's gotten bumped off the body on occasion. Sticky to match patterns from off coverage.

Zone Cover Skills - Shows very good reaction to the QB cocking his arm to throw. Has made a number of turnovers via leveraged zone as a deep third defender and transitions into the role of receiver to pick the ball up in flight well. Closes distance effectively and is patient to read and key before triggering to the throw.

Feet/COD - SMOOTH! Appreciate watching his base stay balanced and not opening the gate prematurely when playing inside the contact window. Can be guilty of committing in off coverage prematurely and allow receivers to fold routes back across his frame or to the LOS. He's got great quickness in his pedal.

Ball Skills - Length is present to act as a real pest at the catch point. He's converted into receiver on vertical shots and won positioning for the football. Shows fairly reliable hands and catch radius to haul in targets when he's tested. He can get a bit grabby if he's not picking the ball up in flight.

Flexibility - Really fluid frame. For his height, he's a natural in flipping open his hips or dropping the back foot to drive and trigger forward. Able to lengthen himself and maximize his influence when tracking the ball and looking to undercut the throw or extend and play through the body off the back hip.

Acceleration - He's quick to drive into the LOS and offers fairly good burst in linear situations to recover and work back into the frame when tested vertically. When asked to show long speed, he offers good juice and can help contest footraces in YAC scenarios or big runs up the middle.

Defensive Spacing - He offers some easy breaks back to the LOS with his eagerness to flip hips open in off coverage. In flat footed or leveraged scenarios in zone, he's got good burst to undercut the throw or contest targets. His wingspan is effective as well to give him an extra boost at the catch point.

Competitive Toughness - He's scrappy and hits above his weight class versus the screen game and quick throws to the flat. Not afraid to step up and lay a hit, although his wrap up tackling skills aren't great — more of a shoulder drop or cut tackler. He can get bumped off the body from the trail and lose tight coverage.

Run Support - Willing and able, here. He's not going to collapse WRs with consistency but his length and persistent pays off and his quickness allows him to step up and beat stalk blocks to the spot. His fearlessness does him well to turn runs back into pursuit or pinball ball carriers out of bounds.

Tackling - Not a big wrap up tackler. He'll get the job done at the catch point and won't give up cheap yards. Issues arise most when stepping into the flats. He's not going to punish anyone in head on collisions but he's had some big hits versus unsuspecting receivers in the flats. 

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Best Trait - Flexibility

Worst Trait - Functional Strength

Best Film - Alabama (2018)

Worst Film - LSU (2019)

Red Flags - None

Player Summary - A.J. Terrell projects as a starting cornerback at the NFL level. Terrell has the fluidity to play off-man coverage and the click and close quickness and foot speed to drive into routes breaking off in front of his face. While Terrell shows the foot mobility and transitional quickness to flip and carry in press man, his functional strength isn't a hallmark trait and bigger bodied receivers will be able to play through his press unless he's able to add weight onto his frame. A lot to like in space.  

 

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Vision - His wide/outside zone work is terrific, pressing the LOS with controlled pace — yet carries himself quickly and transitions fast thanks to high end processing and anticipation to break when defenders declare themselves to gaps. He's rarely busted without a cut and isn't put off or frazzled by early penetration.

Feet/COD - SMOOTH! He's jitterbug when he wants to be and a dynamic lateral cutter when he wants to be. There's no shortage of reps of him altering his base to step around, over or clear trash near his feet and slip to the boundary — all his cuts feature spring and allow him to snap back into upfield progress once he cuts.

Durability - Had a down year in 2018 and bounced back with a dominating performance in 2019 with over 300 carries. Proved capable of the bell cow role as needed and he's a nightmare in the secondary with how he'll physically challenge tacklers and drop a shoulder to make you think twice about taking him on high.

Balance - Contact balance is really nice, he's low and squatty to the ground but comes with a more dynamic base than comparable backs which allows him to catch himself from steep angles and drive through contact. Open field balance to string together cuts is strong and he's taken jock straps on the second level with high speed dekes and jukes.

Pass Protection - Got his wires crossed on a handful of occasions and been late to find a flashing defender bursting through a gap. His A-gap work is strong, he'll attack defenders and deliver significant blows to stonewall LBs dead in their tracks. Effort here is strong, too — won't have issues motivating him to bang in protection.

Elusiveness - Oily hips do well to open and get skinny as he slips through gaps on hard one cuts. He's able to contort himself with significant rotation to slip a spare limb. Won't find many guys who can bring him down from the side. He's got great wiggle and body control for his frame, much improved from his 2018 campaign.

Receiving Skills - Reliable outlet receiver who had some big plays left on the field by QB either missing him uncovering on wheel routes or by errant throws. Soft hands and is a natural hands receiver to pluck the ball in the flats and get his eyes upfield to set himself up to slip the first arriving tackler.

Short Yardage - Low build and powerful lower half will allow him to challenge narrow creases for a needed yard. He runs through soft challenges and has ability to fall forward in the pile. Not the most powerful bruiser but you better get him low in short yardage or he's going to put you on your back.

Football IQ - Natural rushing instinct and feel for setting up LBs when he gets some width out of the mesh point is tremendous. Quick to find the back door when POA is bottled up on inside rushes as well. Highly experienced player despite junior status and given his quick processor he should find success early and often at the NFL level.

Effort - Brings it in all phases of the position. Runs hard and he's not one to duck out of bounds without delivering a blow to his tackler when he's leveraged or pinned into the sidelines. He's a blue collar player and did well to find more explosiveness in 2019 offseason to set himself up for a big boost in draft stock. 

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Best Trait - Vision

Worst Trait - Pass Protection

Best Film - Wisconsin (2019)

Worst Film - Michigan (2018)

Red Flags - None

Summary - J.K. Dobbins is a future feature back. Dobbins' vision will allow him to thrive in a gap heavy rushing system, he's masterful in his press of the LOS and short area agility to cut and work to daylight based on defensive flow. Dobbins brings three down value as a feature back and his natural hands make him a threat for a top RB role in the years to come. Dobbins consistently wins his footraces to the end zone and teams needing life on the ground shouldn't hesitate to prioritize him. 

 

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PROS: Smaller statured safety prospect. Compact and muscular build from top-to-bottom that he's able to use to his advantage in multiple areas of his game. Has previously played nearly every position on the back end of the defense, but his most success has come at safety. Clemson is experimental with him -- he plays nickel, free and strong safety. A prospect that truly plays all over the place and switches his assignments from play to play.

High football I.Q. and awareness. With multiple hats that he's wearing at safety, it's clear that the coaching staff has full trust instilled within him in order to satisfy multiple needs. Fluid in man-to-man coverage, but it is not one of his best attributes. Wallace is more of a roamer that likes to operate in space. Ball pursuit is aggressive and makes sure to arrive at the ball point even when he's not the most immediate option to make tackles. Former days as a two-way play show up often when attacking the ball as he's shown to be comfortable with finding the ball in the air and making a play on it.

CONS: Warts show up the deeper he's asked to cover down the field as his lack of length and limited physical stature come into play. Targets have an added advantage with being able to attack the ball at higher points than his near maxed out body will allow. Wallace can be a bit hesitant when coming downhill as a run support player, enabling ball carriers to develop a well thought out plan prior to the delayed contact point.

 

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PROS: Cleveland has an athletic frame that looks like it could feasibly add some extra mass on his frame if it were deemed necessary. His first step quickness and lateral mobility are quite clear and provide him all of the foundation he needs to be an effective blocker in space -- whether that comes in pass protection in isolation (vertical sets) or as a puller/outside zone blocker on the boundary. Plenty of reach in his natural frame and when he's clamped onto the breastplate of defenders he shows ability to keep control, even at the far reaches of his extension. I like his foundation as a pass blocker, he's able to get notable ground on his drive to protect against wide angled rushers or speed up the field. Cleveland takes clean angles when uncovered onto the second level as a climber to pick off linebackers in the run game.

CONS: There is some sloppiness and inconsistency to his techniques -- he'll overset in pass protection, he'll get caught with late or low hands and give up his chest to pass rushers -- he's prone to leaning into help blocks on gap protections when a simple hand punch could help further negate upfield push from pass rushers attacking an adjacent gap. He can panic in space at times and chase after first flow on the edge instead of trusting his landmarks to keep his integrity and positioning. And while there's plenty of functional athleticism to work with, functional strength in pass pro will be compromised when he's late on the draw with his hands -- recovery anchor isn't great because of his high hips and frame.

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7 minutes ago, Boise Falcon Fan said:

I would love that draft.  By the way, I drive Uber PT, and I had Ezra Cleveland in my car earlier this year.  He's a big boy, and that's coming from me.  (I'm 6'3 - 335)

cool.   Yeah, I got my eye on Ezra - not sure he would fall to 5th round.   For those that say, why draft an OT w/ Matthews/McGary - Tackles can usually play Guard but the reverse isn't true.   I'm still not sure that McGary's best spot might be at Guard.   Anyway, you can never have too many OTs.

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Before someone comes in and tries to de-construct AJ Terrell - 

"He got beat all over the field in National Championship game versus LSU - what's the NFL gonna do to him?"

It's true he did give up a few big play/long TDs - but if you go back and watch those big plays, Terrell actually had good coverage for the most part - Joe Burrow was droppin' dimes.   Terrell had good coverage on NFL caliber receivers at LSU and Bama.

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4 minutes ago, g-dawg said:

cool.   Yeah, I got my eye on Ezra - not sure he would fall to 5th round.   For those that say, why draft an OT w/ Matthews/McGary - Tackles can usually play Guard but the reverse isn't true.   I'm still not sure that McGary's best spot might be at Guard.   Anyway, you can never have too many OTs.

A 6'7 guard isnt a good idea. This narrative is annoying. 

You either move Kaleb to a new side and new position or you move Lindstrom to a new side of the field and it's just asking for failure either way.

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2 minutes ago, Ovie_Lover said:

A 6'7 guard isnt a good idea. This narrative is annoying. 

You either move Kaleb to a new side and new position or you move Lindstrom to a new side of the field and it's just asking for failure either way.

someone please take New Orleans Saint's OG Andrus Peat's (6'7" former OT) pro-bowl away from him - clearly he doesn't deserve it due to his height.

Most of the best OGs in the business are 6'4" to 6'5".   Unzip your pants and count the 3 inches - it doesn't amount to much.

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I don't see this happening, however if Ruggs is sitting in my face at 16 with no Edge or IDL on the board, I couldn't pass him up. 

16    Henry Ruggs III, WR Alabama

47     Julian Okwara, EDGE  Notre Dame

55    Trevon Diggs, CB    Alabama

78    Cole Kmet, TE   Notre Dame

109   Zack Moss, RB   Utah

139    Davon Hamilton, IDL     Ohio State

205    Francis Bernard, LB     Utah

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If we could land that haul I'd be pretty happy. Kinlaw and Dobbins alone would be awesome. Still don't get get the fascination with Okwara, and not a fan of Terrell, but the physical skills are obviously there for both. 

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14 minutes ago, mtldirtybird said:

great draft but people have Dobbins going in the first...

Yeah, I was just able to get Dobbins with our 4th round pick on there as well.

While he may or may not end up going in the 1st, projecting him to fall to the 4th seems pretty unrealistic at this point in time.

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1 minute ago, k-train said:

Yeah, I was just able to get Dobbins with our 4th round pick on there. While he may or may not end up going in the 1st, projecting him to fall to the 4th seems pretty unrealistic at this point in time.

It wasn’t the 4th rd,  mid 3rd - although that is too low as well - probably goes mid 2nd.
 

it’s our 4th pick but 3rd round.  You probably just forgot we have two 2nd rounders.

no worries

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16 A.J. Epenesa, EDGE Iowa

47 Antoine Winfield Jr., S Minnesota

55 Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB LSU

78 Marlon Davidson, IDL Auburn

109 Adam Trautman, TE Dayton

139 Collin Johnson, WR Texas

205 Levonta Taylor, CB Florida State

 

>> Would have liked an OG/C but oh well.

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1 hour ago, g-dawg said:

someone please take New Orleans Saint's OG Andrus Peat's (6'7" former OT) pro-bowl away from him - clearly he doesn't deserve it due to his height.

Most of the best OGs in the business are 6'4" to 6'5".   Unzip your pants and count the 3 inches - it doesn't amount to much.

Wow one outlier you sure did prove me wrong.

"Most of the best OGs in the business are 6'4" to 6'5" and Kaleb is 6'7.

And dang someone's got some insecurities doesnt he? Lemme know when you get over that buddy. I'm sorry you have to live like that.

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21 minutes ago, Ovie_Lover said:

Wow one outlier you sure did prove me wrong.

"Most of the best OGs in the business are 6'4" to 6'5" and Kaleb is 6'7.

And dang someone's got some insecurities doesnt he? Lemme know when you get over that buddy. I'm sorry you have to live like that.

You come in every thread with smart *** remarks.  Just be nice.  You can disagree and still be nice.

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5 minutes ago, g-dawg said:

You come in every thread with smart *** remarks.  Just be nice.  You can disagree and still be nice.

How was that being a smart ***? You're extra sensitive today. I can see why now tho lol. I never knew that about you. 

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2 hours ago, Boise Falcon Fan said:

I would love that draft.  By the way, I drive Uber PT, and I had Ezra Cleveland in my car earlier this year.  He's a big boy, and that's coming from me.  (I'm 6'3 - 335)

Any chance you can protect Matt Ryan next year? Or perhaps you can rush the passer? Scouting report please ;)

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1 hour ago, Geneaut said:

16 A.J. Epenesa, EDGE Iowa

47 Antoine Winfield Jr., S Minnesota

55 Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB LSU

78 Marlon Davidson, IDL Auburn

109 Adam Trautman, TE Dayton

139 Collin Johnson, WR Texas

205 Levonta Taylor, CB Florida State

 

>> Would have liked an OG/C but oh well.

Just wanted to say that this is about my dream scenario. I wouldn't change one of your first 5 picks. Great mock. 

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I’m actually doing the premium there which allows you to do trades.  Their trade engine fairly realistic too - favors trade ups v trade downs.

Solid effort...the one thing I would critique on their simulator is their RB valuation, this dates back to last year.  But Dobbins at 3:78 would be the most ridiculous of good fortunes for the Falcons.

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@g-dawgnothing but love for this mock. I like the Boise OT/OG. And, you're correct on height...big whoop. Alex Boone is 6’8”. The G position has a bunch more pass pro responsibility anyway. Reach isn't a bad thing. Ramon Foster if steelers is 6’6”...people arguing over an inch or two are just being contrarians.

Thanks for the great read!

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1 hour ago, Ovie_Lover said:

How was that being a smart ***? You're extra sensitive today. I can see why now tho lol. I never knew that about you. 

As Ronald Reagan once said:

”There you go again.”

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21 minutes ago, MSalmon said:

@g-dawgnothing but love for this mock. I like the Boise OT/OG. And, you're correct on height...big whoop. Alex Boone is 6’8”. The G position has a bunch more pass pro responsibility anyway. Reach isn't a bad thing. Ramon Foster if steelers is 6’6”...people arguing over an inch or two are just being contrarians.

Thanks for the great read!

Alex Boone was a pff all pro. That's it. That is his only accomplishment. And he didnt move from tackle to guard and force his team to move another play to accommodate. 

Foster is 6'5 and not that good just like Boone.

Kaleb would struggle learning and yall would wanna cut him then. How about we get a G for the guard position? Crazy I know. 

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12 minutes ago, Ovie_Lover said:

Alex Boone was a pff all pro. That's it. That is his only accomplishment. And he didnt move from tackle to guard and force his team to move another play to accommodate. 

Foster is 6'5 and not that good just like Boone.

Kaleb would struggle learning and yall would wanna cut him then. How about we get a G for the guard position? Crazy I know. 

I was actually thinking trying the draft pick he mocked at G. I'm not against a straight up G, but as you know many times college players who are Guards often aren't great. It's not uncommon for OTs in college evolving to Guards in the pros. There are plenty of 6’6” to 6’7” Guards who've played well in NFL.

Back to Kaleb, I do sometimes envision him as a dominating G. He plays great in a small space. But, you're talking an early and dominating RT like Wirfs if that's your plan, or taking a chance on trey Adams in second or third. I doubt a late round guy beats Kaleb out at RT?

But to your original point on simply drafting a LG, I'm a big Steinberg and jonah Jackson fan

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