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Okay, it doesn't sound like we advanced seriously in trade talks this time. Some teams wanted to move up, but they weren't willing to pay a lot.

At #11, Washington got #98 and #120 to move down to #16. On the old Jimmy Johnson chart, the difference between #11 and #16 is 250 points. #98 is worth 108, while #120 is worth 54. So, it was an underpay that way. Using the Rich Hill method (Hi Rings!), it was an overpay of about 20%.

Overall, this seems to confirm the rumors that teams were only willing to move up into the high teens.

The math is always so much different when the QBs are good.

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26 minutes ago, rudy said:

Drake did not run the 40 at his pro day. And now the Falcons brass would not reveal his time either.

You kinda wonder if he's fast/quick enough to get separation in the NFL.

Guys at PFF compared him to Michael Thomas. Can't stand slant boy, but what he does do he does very well and I could see London being used similarly while also having a higher ceiling and being a better downfield threat. 

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3 minutes ago, jidady said:

Can’t imagine why the guys who drafted Michael Thomas and AJ Brown would like Drake London…

Exactly. People need to learn how to stop letting the uninformed media & random dudes on Youtube influence them. Instead, try paying attention to the type of players your coaching staff has had success with. The team's board might very well be extremely dfifferent from what the media says, because teams look for specific traits & specific personalities. That stuff isn't factored in to media rankings. Those are just generic, blanket statement lists which honestly don't mean much at all outside of being a broad baseline.

If you don't understand  why London would be the highest WR on the Falcons board, you need to take a look at what Smith wants out of the position. He's not looking for Tyreek Hill, he wants a tall, physical, dominant force who can use leverage, length, and strength to win contested catches, break tackles, and be a factor in the run game as a blocker.

London makes perfect sense with that in mind.

Factor in that WRs have suddenly started getting paid like QBs, so much so that we saw two teams trade away young #1 WRs during the first round because they don't want to have to pay the going rate for what they actually have to offer. Plus, there was a big run on WRs in the first round (so teams can get that 5th year option) immediately following the Falcons pick of London.

Clearly, TF and As were reading the tea leaves properly. It was a move that not only addressed BPA at a position of need, but also was incredibly financially savvy.

Sure, London still needs to go out there & get it done, but right now it looks like a very smart move.

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They guy had 88 catches in 8 games. It’s obvious he can produce. People are just picking him apart because they didn’t want a WR. I didn’t want a WR either, but as K train said, the WR market went stupid this spring, so I can get behind the pick more. I’d rather draft one at 8 then pay one 25M a season.

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5 hours ago, rudy said:

Drake did not run the 40 at his pro day. And now the Falcons brass would not reveal his time either.

You kinda wonder if he's fast/quick enough to get separation in the NFL.

He's still running his 40 and the team loves it. The hare didn't win his race either.

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So is london just a poor mans michael thomas or can he be as good?  Is he the same size and height? Did they have similar college careers?  How much should his injuries impact london long term?

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6 hours ago, rudy said:

Drake did not run the 40 at his pro day. And now the Falcons brass would not reveal his time either.

You kinda wonder if he's fast/quick enough to get separation in the NFL.

John Ross should be the best WR in nfl history.

You kinda wonder if you know anything about football.

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1 minute ago, Ovie_Lover said:

John Ross should be the best WR in nfl history.

You kinda wonder if you know anything about football.

You kinda sound like you need a girl friend

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6 hours ago, k-train said:

Exactly. People need to learn how to stop letting the uninformed media & random dudes on Youtube influence them. Instead, try paying attention to the type of players your coaching staff has had success with. The team's board might very well be extremely dfifferent from what the media says, because teams look for specific traits & specific personalities. That stuff isn't factored in to media rankings. Those are just generic, blanket statement lists which honestly don't mean much at all outside of being a broad baseline.

If you don't understand  why London would be the highest WR on the Falcons board, you need to take a look at what Smith wants out of the position. He's not looking for Tyreek Hill, he wants a tall, physical, dominant force who can use leverage, length, and strength to win contested catches, break tackles, and be a factor in the run game as a blocker.

London makes perfect sense with that in mind.

Factor in that WRs have suddenly started getting paid like QBs, so much so that we saw two teams trade away young #1 WRs during the first round because they don't want to have to pay the going rate for what they actually have to offer. Plus, there was a big run on WRs in the first round (so teams can get that 5th year option) immediately following the Falcons pick of London.

Clearly, TF and As were reading the tea leaves properly. It was a move that not only addressed BPA at a position of need, but also was incredibly financially savvy.

Sure, London still needs to go out there & get it done, but right now it looks like a very smart move.

Couldn't have said this better.  Well said sir.

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