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1.0 Mock with trade down scenario can be viewed here: 

 

 

Sticking with the no QB top 5 theme for this one, nobody will be able to convince me a TE is worth a top 5 pick as a 'lets compete' decision so I am going with a position of impact and a player than can be a difference maker at RT and eventually move to LT in 3-4 seasons. Bottom line McGary is an average tackle so maybe he can salvage his career at guard if not we find his replacement next year. Just like my other draft I will focus on defense heavy in the middle rounds to attempt fixing some of the holes we have

R1 Pick 4 - Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon 6-5 331

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I am pretty firm at this point if no QB and no trade down happen here that Sewell is the best option to help Ryan win, we have plenty of weapons, we dont need Pitts or Chase and there is no defender worth this pick either.

athletic profile: https://relativeathleticscores.com/ras-information/?PlayerID=14087

alternative pick: no

R2 Pick 3- Azeez Ojulari, OLB Georgia 6-2 249
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great 1st step and cornering ability, think he can get better against the run but should help us day 1 on passing downs.
 
alternative pick: Zaven Collins, Jayson Oweh
 
R3 Pick 4- Jamar Johnson, SS, Indiana 6-1 205
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can play anywhere including slot, two deep and even single high but I think his agility numbers have him best suited to play SS in the NFL, good vision
Alternative Pick: Cisco, Holland, Nasirildeen

R4 Pick 3 -  Paulson Adebo, CB, Stanford 6-1 198
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24 PBU's over career, plays the ball well, good size corner, needs to improve tackling and some footwork technique, has not played since 2019
alternative pick: Kelvin Joseph
 
R5 Pick 4- Caden Sterns, FS, Texas  5-11 202
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+ athlete, good coverage and ball skills
alternative pick: Divine Deablo, Richie Grant, Tyree Gillespie
 
R5 Pick 38 - Kylin Hill, RB, Mississippi State 5-10 214
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think Kylin has traits and flashes to be a all purpose back, hes one of my draft sleepers
Alternative pick: Khalil Herbert, Elijah Mitchell, Chris Evans
 
R5 Pick 40 - Milton Williams, DE, Louisiana Tech 6-3 294
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Athletic DE we can add to the line rotation, can play inside on passing downs on even front
Alternative Pick: Taquon Graham
 
R6 Pick 3 - Jamie Newman, QB, Wake Forrest 6-2 230
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good down field thrower, some accuracy and mechanics he can improve on. Could be a Taysom Hill gadget type player. 
Alternative Pick: Feleipe Franks
 
R6 Pick 35 - Jalen Camp, WR, Georgia Tech 6-2 226

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A+ athlete with size, could be groomed behind Julio and work as a deep middle target

athletic profile: https://relativeathleticscores.com/ras-information/?PlayerID=19132

alternative pick: Josh Palmer, Trevon Grimes, Josh Imatorbherbhe

 

Depth Chart:

QB: Matt Ryan, Jamie Newman
RB: Mike Davis, Ito Smith, Kylin Hill, Quadree Ollison
FB: Keith Smith
TE: Hayden Hurst, Lee Smith, Jaeden Graham
LT: Jake Matthews, Matt Gono
LG: Kaleb McGary, Gono
OC: Matt Hennessy, Willie Wright
RG: Chris Lindstrom, Josh Andrews
RT: Penei Sewell, Matt Gono
WR: Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley, Russell Gage, Jalen Camp, Zaucheaus
 
Defense:
ROLB: Azeez Ojulari, Tuoti-Mariner, Steven Means
DE: Grady Jarrett, Marlon Davidson
NT: Tyeler Davison, Deadrin Senat, Chris Slayton
DE: John Cominsky, Milton Williams, Jonathan Bullard
LOLB: Dante Fowler, Barkevious Mingo, Steven Means
MLB: Deion Jones, Mykal Walker
MLB: Foye Oluokun, Brandon Copeland
CB: AJ Terrell, Kendall Sheffield
FS: Erik Harris, Caden Sterns
SS: Jamar Johnson, Jaylinn Hawkins
CB: Fabian Moreau, Paulson Adebo, Isaiah Oliver
 
 
Special Teams:
K: Koo
P: Hofrichter/Maggio
LS: Josh Harris

 

 

 

 

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18 minutes ago, 804_Falconfan said:

I like it. I don't know if Ojulari or Collins will be there in the 2nd but I might be ok with Oweh at that spot. I'm still on the fence on him. Otherwise I think would be a great draft. 

Ronnie Perkins would probably be there if all 3 guys were gone but I would probably switch this up to Najee Harris/Javonte Williams, corner or take Elijah Molden to play FS for me and re-evaluate later rounds

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I like your mock.

I am a BPA (especially in the first round) guy, so I would draft Pitts.  While I have never before advocated for a TE in the first round, let alone the top five, I think his talent and potential to be the next Tony Gonzalez makes him the best choice.  

I would also like to note that I nearly always advocate for the OL pick.  Your point about McGary is strong.  I don't believe he will ever become very good at the RT position.  I think Gono is a better OT than McGary and should be our RT. That is another reason I think Pitts is a BPA that fits our overall needs.  Although McGary is a bit tall for the LG spot, in your scenario, I would give him a shot there and if he fails, I would make him a swing tackle.

I think Ojuari is a first rounder.  There are a number of developmental edge rushers in this draft and I think we should draft perhaps two of them.

Like I said earlier, I like your mock and would feel good if things fell this way.  

BTW, thanks for the heads up about the GT WR.  I will look into him. 

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7 hours ago, Romfal said:

1.0 Mock with trade down scenario can be viewed here: 

 

 

Sticking with the no QB top 5 theme for this one, nobody will be able to convince me a TE is worth a top 5 pick as a 'lets compete' decision so I am going with a position of impact and a player than can be a difference maker at RT and eventually move to LT in 3-4 seasons. Bottom line McGary is an average tackle so maybe he can salvage his career at guard if not we find his replacement next year. Just like my other draft I will focus on defense heavy in the middle rounds to attempt fixing some of the holes we have

R1 Pick 4 - Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon 6-5 331

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I am pretty firm at this point if no QB and no trade down happen here that Sewell is the best option to help Ryan win, we have plenty of weapons, we dont need Pitts or Chase and there is no defender worth this pick either.

athletic profile: https://relativeathleticscores.com/ras-information/?PlayerID=14087

alternative pick: no

R2 Pick 3- Azeez Ojulari, OLB Georgia 6-2 249
ojulai.jpg
great 1st step and cornering ability, think he can get better against the run but should help us day 1 on passing downs.
 
alternative pick: Zaven Collins, Jayson Oweh
 
R3 Pick 4- Jamar Johnson, SS, Indiana 6-1 205
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can play anywhere including slot, two deep and even single high but I think his agility numbers have him best suited to play SS in the NFL, good vision
Alternative Pick: Cisco, Holland, Nasirildeen

R4 Pick 3 -  Paulson Adebo, CB, Stanford 6-1 198
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24 PBU's over career, plays the ball well, good size corner, needs to improve tackling and some footwork technique, has not played since 2019
alternative pick: Kelvin Joseph
 
R5 Pick 4- Caden Sterns, FS, Texas  5-11 202
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+ athlete, good coverage and ball skills
alternative pick: Divine Deablo, Richie Grant, Tyree Gillespie
 
R5 Pick 38 - Kylin Hill, RB, Mississippi State 5-10 214
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think Kylin has traits and flashes to be a all purpose back, hes one of my draft sleepers
Alternative pick: Khalil Herbert, Elijah Mitchell, Chris Evans
 
R5 Pick 40 - Milton Williams, DE, Louisiana Tech 6-3 294
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Athletic DE we can add to the line rotation, can play inside on passing downs on even front
Alternative Pick: Taquon Graham
 
R6 Pick 3 - Jamie Newman, QB, Wake Forrest 6-2 230
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good down field thrower, some accuracy and mechanics he can improve on. Could be a Taysom Hill gadget type player. 
Alternative Pick: Feleipe Franks
 
R6 Pick 35 - Jalen Camp, WR, Georgia Tech 6-2 226

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A+ athlete with size, could be groomed behind Julio and work as a deep middle target

athletic profile: https://relativeathleticscores.com/ras-information/?PlayerID=19132

alternative pick: Josh Palmer, Trevon Grimes, Josh Imatorbherbhe

 

Depth Chart:

QB: Matt Ryan, Jamie Newman
RB: Mike Davis, Ito Smith, Kylin Hill, Quadree Ollison
FB: Keith Smith
TE: Hayden Hurst, Lee Smith, Jaeden Graham
LT: Jake Matthews, Matt Gono
LG: Kaleb McGary, Gono
OC: Matt Hennessy, Willie Wright
RG: Chris Lindstrom, Josh Andrews
RT: Penei Sewell, Matt Gono
WR: Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley, Russell Gage, Jalen Camp, Zaucheaus
 
Defense:
ROLB: Azeez Ojulari, Tuoti-Mariner, Steven Means
DE: Grady Jarrett, Marlon Davidson
NT: Tyeler Davison, Deadrin Senat, Chris Slayton
DE: John Cominsky, Milton Williams, Jonathan Bullard
LOLB: Dante Fowler, Barkevious Mingo, Steven Means
MLB: Deion Jones, Mykal Walker
MLB: Foye Oluokun, Brandon Copeland
CB: AJ Terrell, Kendall Sheffield
FS: Erik Harris, Caden Sterns
SS: Jamar Johnson, Jaylinn Hawkins
CB: Fabian Moreau, Paulson Adebo, Isaiah Oliver
 
 
Special Teams:
K: Koo
P: Hofrichter/Maggio
LS: Josh Harris

 

 

 

 

Solid mock. I am not sure it will be Ojulari, but I think you are right to peg an edge rusher to us at 35 (assuming we stay there) because I suspect someone from the cluster of mid to late rd-1 edge guys will be the BPA at 35.  

The Penei Sewell v. Kyle Pitts debate is a good one.  I am in the Kyle Pitts camp, but understand the interest in Sewell.  As many have pointed out, you cannot evaluate Pitts as a traditional TE because that is not how he was used in college and won't be how he is used in the NFL.  More importantly though, I push back against the notion that this team has "plenty of weapons" on offense.  Julio Jones is 32 and we are now playing a 17-game schedule after a season where he only played 9 games due to injury.  The offense is a lot easier to defend when Julio is not on the field, and at his age will be increasingly prone to injury.  Ridley is a very good player, but he is not someone who keeps opposing defensive coordinators up at night by himself.  Gage is a solid #3 receiver and Hurst is a solid TE, but again, those are not guys who create mismatches and consistently win one-on-one battles.  We don't have a home-run threat at RB either.  Yes, the offensive skill group is the strongest part of this roster, but we had more skill talent in 2016 and 2017 than we do now.  I see Kyle Pitts doing for Matt Ryan's career what Alvin Kamara did for Drew Brees.  Also, Pitts becomes the eventual #1 receiving option replacement for Julio Jones beyond 2021.

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I like the paulson adebo pick. Had a good career at stanford and shocked people with his 40 time. The milton williams highlights you posted are far better than what i saw against georgia southern (i think that was the opponent). In the game im referring to he seems a step slow and almost disinterested. In the highlights you have he shows far more tenacity but still seems to be in the second wave of rushers a lot of the time. Love the safety pairings. I understand the sewell pick, but i cringe thinking that we would draft another olineman with a first rounder. I wouldnt be upset with this overall if we couldnt trade down.

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2 hours ago, Al Bruce said:

Solid mock. I am not sure it will be Ojulari, but I think you are right to peg an edge rusher to us at 35 (assuming we stay there) because I suspect someone from the cluster of mid to late rd-1 edge guys will be the BPA at 35.  

The Penei Sewell v. Kyle Pitts debate is a good one.  I am in the Kyle Pitts camp, but understand the interest in Sewell.  As many have pointed out, you cannot evaluate Pitts as a traditional TE because that is not how he was used in college and won't be how he is used in the NFL.  More importantly though, I push back against the notion that this team has "plenty of weapons" on offense.  Julio Jones is 32 and we are now playing a 17-game schedule after a season where he only played 9 games due to injury.  The offense is a lot easier to defend when Julio is not on the field, and at his age will be increasingly prone to injury.  Ridley is a very good player, but he is not someone who keeps opposing defensive coordinators up at night by himself.  Gage is a solid #3 receiver and Hurst is a solid TE, but again, those are not guys who create mismatches and consistently win one-on-one battles.  We don't have a home-run threat at RB either.  Yes, the offensive skill group is the strongest part of this roster, but we had more skill talent in 2016 and 2017 than we do now.  I see Kyle Pitts doing for Matt Ryan's career what Alvin Kamara did for Drew Brees.  Also, Pitts becomes the eventual #1 receiving option replacement for Julio Jones beyond 2021.

my weapons argument is Ryan isn't a rookie anymore, he should be able to play with a few 'lesser guys' on the perimeter if you give him more time in the pocket, which is what my goal here was, if anything I wish it was a better RB class, we pretty much have to pick either pass rush or RB in the 2nd, neither position will have anybody 'elite' later. I went with the pass rusher because we need to find ways to stay in games and get to the QB

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Overall I like this but my biggest complaint would be Ojulari. My 5 minute evaluation watching him is he only looks good when he makes a big play. When he isn’t making a play, he just gets snuffed out. My biggest requirement for a pass rusher is to make the offensive linemen work to block you every play, even if you don’t make a play. To me Ojulari isn’t a guy you have to work against every play. He’s still young and toolsy so maybe he can develop but it hasn’t happened yet. 

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1 hour ago, whiteshoes said:

I like the paulson adebo pick. Had a good career at stanford and shocked people with his 40 time. The milton williams highlights you posted are far better than what i saw against georgia southern (i think that was the opponent). In the game im referring to he seems a step slow and almost disinterested. In the highlights you have he shows far more tenacity but still seems to be in the second wave of rushers a lot of the time. Love the safety pairings. I understand the sewell pick, but i cringe thinking that we would draft another olineman with a first rounder. I wouldnt be upset with this overall if we couldnt trade down.

my bottom line was I haven't seen enough of a jump from McGary year 1 to year 2 to make me say, yeah hes our RT for the next 10 years. Hes serviceable but I would take OT over TE here if these were my options since I think the O-line has more impact on the game. Williams is a high upside project, I don't expect him to play a lot year 1. Game needs to slow down for him. 

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4 minutes ago, Summerhill said:

Overall I like this but my biggest complaint would be Ojulari. My 5 minute evaluation watching him is he only looks good when he makes a big play. When he isn’t making a play, he just gets snuffed out. My biggest requirement for a pass rusher is to make the offensive linemen work to block you every play, even if you don’t make a play. To me Ojulari isn’t a guy you have to work against every play. He’s still young and toolsy so maybe he can develop but it hasn’t happened yet. 

he is not for everyone, I agree. if he had that missing component you mention he would be a top 20 pick though. RB here in the 2nd could be my other choice or defensive back then go other directions later in the draft. 

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2 hours ago, thanat0s said:

I’d absolutely be happy with this draft. Some solid candidate’s to contribute right out of the gate. Love the two safeties, and I think Hill  is underrated. 

Of course, -1 star for not selecting Khyiris Tonga.😄

I'll have to check him out, the only NTs I've watched are Shelvin and McNeill :tiphat:

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I'm all about Sewell at #4 if we don't trade back, but I do not think McGary can come inside and play OG. I could be wrong, but I feel like if we draft Sewell, he battles it out at RT (and prob wins) or starts at LG. 

Either way, I like the idea of drafting Sewell because McGary seems injury prone to me anyways. So he could come in and start at LG and be a swing tackle if Jake or McGary goes down. 

 

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4 hours ago, Ovie_Lover said:

Sewell hasn’t played RT why would you switch him now against the best competition he’s ever faced before even getting use to it?

two reasons, 1. because hes a road grader in the run game. 2. because Jake Matthews has played LT far longer than Sewell and it makes no sense to move Jake and have a rookie cover your QB;s blind side, that just seems idiotic to me. :tiphat:

also I see no scenario where Jake plays guard, its always going to be McGary moving. 

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