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Re: Draft Simulator

Postby VauntedTampa2 » Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:44 pm

1. RYAN RAMCZYK, WISCONSIN, OT
2. BUDDA BAKER, WASHINGTON, S
3. PAT ELFLEIN, OHIO STATE, C
4. JOSH REYNOLDS, TEXAS A&M, WR
5. JOE MIXON, OKLAHOMA, RB
6. BRYAN COX JR., FLORIDA, EDGE
7. WESTON STEELHAMMER, AIR FORCE, S
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Re: Draft Simulator

Postby Super K » Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:49 pm

VauntedTampa2 wrote:1. RYAN RAMCZYK, WISCONSIN, OT
2. BUDDA BAKER, WASHINGTON, S
3. PAT ELFLEIN, OHIO STATE, C
4. JOSH REYNOLDS, TEXAS A&M, WR
5. JOE MIXON, OKLAHOMA, RB
6. BRYAN COX JR., FLORIDA, EDGE
7. WESTON STEELHAMMER, AIR FORCE, S


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Re: Draft Simulator

Postby VauntedTampa2 » Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:40 pm

Last mock for the day...

1. Cam Robinson, OT, Bama
2. Forrest Lamp, OG, WKU
3. Chad Hansen, WR, Cal
4. Obi Melifonwu, S, Uconn
5. Channing Stibling, CB, Michigan
6. James Connor, RB, Pitt
7. Sefo Liufau, QB, Colorado
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Re: Draft Simulator

Postby mdb1958 » Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:49 am

19: R1P19
EDGE HAASON REDDICK
TEMPLE
50: R2P18
S OBI MELIFONWU
CONNECTICUT
84: R3P20
S JUSTIN EVANS
TEXAS A&M
124: R4P19
CB AHKELLO WITHERSPOON
COLORADO
163: R5P18
OT SAM TEVI
UTAH
205: R6P20
TE MICHAEL ROBERTS
TOLEDO
240: R7P19
DL COLLIN BEVINS
NORTHWEST MISSOURI STATE
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Re: Draft Simulator

Postby MarineBuc » Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:48 am

Round 1 Pick 19: Cam Robinson, OT, Alabama (B)

Round 2 Pick 23 (NYG): Dede Westbrook, WR, Oklahoma (A)

Round 3 Pick 20: Joe Mixon, RB, Oklahoma (A)

Round 3 Pick 23 (NYG): Davon Godchaux, DT, LSU (A)

Round 4 Pick 32 (CINN): Jake Butt, TE, Michigan (B)

Round 5 Pick 9 (CINN): DeAngelo Brown, DT, Louisville (B+)

Round 5 Pick 18: Jon Toth, C, Kentucky (A-)

Round 6 Pick 20: Tedric Thompson, SS, Colorado (B-)

Round 7 Pick 19: Chad Hansen, WR, California (A+)
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Re: Draft Simulator

Postby mdb1958 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:42 am

Load up sim

19: R1P19
OT RYAN RAMCZYK
WISCONSIN
50: R2P18
DL JALEEL JOHNSON
IOWA
84: R3P20
EDGE TANOH KPASSAGNON
VILLANOVA
124: R4P19
C ETHAN POCIC
LSU
163: R5P18
WR JEROME LANE
AKRON
205: R6P20
S TEDRIC THOMPSON
COLORADO
240: R7P19
WR BILLY BROWN
SHEPHERD
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Re: Draft Simulator

Postby Bucs N Beers » Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:50 pm

19: R1P19 - S JABRILL PEPPERS - MICHIGAN

50: R2P18 - WR COOPER KUPP - EASTERN WASHINGTON

84: R3P20 - OT ANTONIO GARCIA - TROY

124: R4P19 - EDGE TANOH KPASSAGNON - VILLANOVA

163: R5P18 - RB BRIAN HILL - WYOMING

205: R6P20 - WR SHELTON GIBSON - WEST VIRGINIA

240: R7P19 - S FISH SMITHSON - KANSAS
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Re: Draft Simulator

Postby Pewterslimsme » Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:02 pm

My wheeling & dealing version:

Round 1 Pick 25 (HOU): Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan (A+)
Round 2 Pick 18: David Njoku, TE, Miami (Fla.) (A+)
Round 2 Pick 23 (NYG): Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford (A+)
Round 2 Pick 32 (N.E.): Obi Melifonwu, SS, Connecticut (A-)
Round 3 Pick 20: Elijah Qualls, DT, Washington (A+)
Round 3 Pick 32 (N.E.): Jordan Willis, DE, Kansas State (A-)
Round 4 Pick 19: Danny Isidora, OG, Miami (Fla.) (B)
Round 5 Pick 18: Corn Elder, CB, Miami (Fla.) (A-)
Round 5 Pick 19 (N.E.): Daeshon Hall, DE, Texas A&M (A+)
Round 6 Pick 20: Jalen Reeves-Maybin, OLB, Tennessee (B+)
Round 7 Pick 19: Shelton Gibson, WR, West Virginia (A)
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Re: Draft Simulator

Postby Naismith » Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:10 pm

Pewterslimsme wrote:My wheeling & dealing version:

Round 1 Pick 25 (HOU): Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan (A+)
Round 2 Pick 18: David Njoku, TE, Miami (Fla.) (A+)
Round 2 Pick 23 (NYG): Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford (A+)
Round 2 Pick 32 (N.E.): Obi Melifonwu, SS, Connecticut (A-)
Round 3 Pick 20: Elijah Qualls, DT, Washington (A+)
Round 3 Pick 32 (N.E.): Jordan Willis, DE, Kansas State (A-)
Round 4 Pick 19: Danny Isidora, OG, Miami (Fla.) (B)
Round 5 Pick 18: Corn Elder, CB, Miami (Fla.) (A-)
Round 5 Pick 19 (N.E.): Daeshon Hall, DE, Texas A&M (A+)
Round 6 Pick 20: Jalen Reeves-Maybin, OLB, Tennessee (B+)
Round 7 Pick 19: Shelton Gibson, WR, West Virginia (A)


God, I'd be so pissed if this was the Bucs' draft. How about trading down and acquiring some additional picks?
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Re: Draft Simulator

Postby Pewterslimsme » Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:26 pm

Naismith wrote:
Pewterslimsme wrote:My wheeling & dealing version:

Round 1 Pick 25 (HOU): Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan (A+)
Round 2 Pick 18: David Njoku, TE, Miami (Fla.) (A+)
Round 2 Pick 23 (NYG): Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford (A+)
Round 2 Pick 32 (N.E.): Obi Melifonwu, SS, Connecticut (A-)
Round 3 Pick 20: Elijah Qualls, DT, Washington (A+)
Round 3 Pick 32 (N.E.): Jordan Willis, DE, Kansas State (A-)
Round 4 Pick 19: Danny Isidora, OG, Miami (Fla.) (B)
Round 5 Pick 18: Corn Elder, CB, Miami (Fla.) (A-)
Round 5 Pick 19 (N.E.): Daeshon Hall, DE, Texas A&M (A+)
Round 6 Pick 20: Jalen Reeves-Maybin, OLB, Tennessee (B+)
Round 7 Pick 19: Shelton Gibson, WR, West Virginia (A)


God, I'd be so pissed if this was the Bucs' draft. How about trading down and acquiring some additional picks?


My kid wanted some popcorn I didn't have time.
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Re: Draft Simulator

Postby Naismith » Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:37 pm

I just had to feed a monster, so I'll allow it. Next time, we at least double our amount of picks (INCLUDING FIRST ROUNDERS) or you can go join Mark Dominik in the studio.
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Re: Draft Simulator

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:49 am

Inside out draft. Meaning I focused on the linemen first before diving into the skill guys.


19: R1P19 OT RYAN RAMCZYK WISCONSIN. I like him to take over at Guard for Marpet. Solid interior line now.

50: R2P18 EDGE DEMARCUS WALKER FLORIDA ST We haven't talked much about Walker. I'm surprised the FSU guys have been quiet about him.

84: R3P20DL JALEEL JOHNSON IOWA Dudes. Awesome value here.

124: R4P19 TE BLAKE JARWIN OKLAHOMA ST Not a guy I have paid any attention to before. He's got the size, but does he have the speed and hands?

163: R5P18 S LORENZO JEROME SAINT FRANCIS (PA) LOVE this. Senior Bowl standout.

205: R6P20 RB JAMES CONNER PITTSBURGH If he needs it, he can ride the PUP list while Martin, Sims, and Quizz, carry the rock.

240: R7P19 WR FRED ROSS MISSISSIPPI ST I told you guys there was value @ WR in the back end of this draft.
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Re: Draft Simulator

Postby real bucs fan » Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:09 pm

IMHO Ram is not a guy you draft to play guard. He's a pure shut down pass protecting LT. He offers little push in the run game. If the Bucs take him, I think it means they were bluffing in their confidence in Donovan Smith, and Smith would be the one you shift inside to guard. I don't think it's a likely pick though.
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Re: Draft Simulator

Postby Super K » Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:10 pm

I touted Walker some at the end of the year/season..guy is a damn beast...that being said I haven't banged the drum for him for 2 reasons:

#1. My draft plans/hopes have us going offense early, thus he'd be gone..

#2. He's a better, more skilled version of Gholston...better pass rush, meaner, can move inside and DESTROY guards...is he worth it? I'd say yes..but, if we resign Gholston then I'd say the pick is better used somewhere else..

Having played for the Red Flash I love the Lorenzo Jerome pick...nice to see one of the "Pine Bowl" all stars getting some national love and making it to the big show...
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Re: Draft Simulator

Postby Super K » Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:11 pm

real bucs fan wrote:IMHO Ram is not a guy you draft to play guard. He's a pure shut down pass protecting LT. He offers little push in the run game. If the Bucs take him, I think it means they were bluffing in their confidence in Donovan Smith, and Smith would be the one you shift inside to guard. I don't think it's a likely pick though.


Or maybe Smith/Ram goes to RT..
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Re: Draft Simulator

Postby real bucs fan » Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:15 pm

Super K wrote:
real bucs fan wrote:IMHO Ram is not a guy you draft to play guard. He's a pure shut down pass protecting LT. He offers little push in the run game. If the Bucs take him, I think it means they were bluffing in their confidence in Donovan Smith, and Smith would be the one you shift inside to guard. I don't think it's a likely pick though.


Or maybe Smith/Ram goes to RT..


Could be. Though then what happens with Dotson?
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Re: Draft Simulator

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:20 pm

real bucs fan wrote:IMHO Ram is not a guy you draft to play guard. He's a pure shut down pass protecting LT. He offers little push in the run game. If the Bucs take him, I think it means they were bluffing in their confidence in Donovan Smith, and Smith would be the one you shift inside to guard. I don't think it's a likely pick though.

I completely disagree with your assessment of Ram. So I'm not going to debate this premise.
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Re: Draft Simulator

Postby real bucs fan » Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:26 pm

Mountaineer Buc wrote:
real bucs fan wrote:IMHO Ram is not a guy you draft to play guard. He's a pure shut down pass protecting LT. He offers little push in the run game. If the Bucs take him, I think it means they were bluffing in their confidence in Donovan Smith, and Smith would be the one you shift inside to guard. I don't think it's a likely pick though.

I completely disagree with your assessment of Ram. So I'm not going to debate this premise.


I haven't really watched a ton of Ram, watching tape of olinemen doesn't interest me much within this hobby, so I could certainly be wrong. But from what I have seen of him, it was his pass protection at LT that stood out to me, and I think if you draft him, you draft him to be that guy.
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Re: Draft Simulator

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:48 pm

real bucs fan wrote:
Mountaineer Buc wrote:I completely disagree with your assessment of Ram. So I'm not going to debate this premise.


I haven't really watched a ton of Ram, watching tape of olinemen doesn't interest me much within this hobby, so I could certainly be wrong. But from what I have seen of him, it was his pass protection at LT that stood out to me, and I think if you draft him, you draft him to be that guy.

Yeah, you have it backwards. Pass protection is arguably the weaker part of his game. Yes, he handles the bull rush well, but he does get in situations where he has to chase defenders.

In run blocking, he sets the edge for Clement very well and he also lead blocks from the strong side. He can be a good tackle, or a really good guard.

It's all in the Michigan tape.
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Re: Draft Simulator

Postby Nano » Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:57 pm

Good scouting report I found

http://giantswire.usatoday.com/2017/02/15/2017-nfl-draft-scouting-report-wisconsin-tackle-ryan-ramczyk/

While it doesn't mention him at guard, it does show that his strength is run defending. That said, I wouldn't really say Pass Pro is that much of a weakness. He can get better, but it's not like it would be a liability. Though...I think MB is the first to reference him as a guard. Color me intrigued.
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Re: Draft Simulator

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:33 pm

Nano wrote:Good scouting report I found

http://giantswire.usatoday.com/2017/02/15/2017-nfl-draft-scouting-report-wisconsin-tackle-ryan-ramczyk/

While it doesn't mention him at guard, it does show that his strength is run defending. That said, I wouldn't really say Pass Pro is that much of a weakness. He can get better, but it's not like it would be a liability. Though...I think MB is the first to reference him as a guard. Color me intrigued.

Keep in mind that he's coming out of Wisconsin which is not exactly an Air Raid, Big 12 style offense. The Badgers run the ball A LOT.

So when I say its the "weaker" part of his game, I'm not saying he is weak in pass pro. But I cannot say that if he is taken that he would be the best OT on the roster. I'm just not sure he beats out Donovan Smith.
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Re: Draft Simulator

Postby Super K » Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:21 pm

real bucs fan wrote:
Super K wrote:
Or maybe Smith/Ram goes to RT..


Could be. Though then what happens with Dotson?



A perfect example where my using the mobile version of the board is a disadvantage...

The "Well..bye" Gif from Tombstone would be a perfect play here...


Ultimately though, that wouldn't be a smart move...I think we'd be better of, at least for the short term, starting Ram inside as MB said..

Keep Dotson at RT..this year..

Next year kick him out to RT or LT and address the guard spot...
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Re: Draft Simulator

Postby Caradoc » Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:50 am

I wouldn't be opposed to getting OL help but I think that is unlikely to happen. Benenoch was a guy who was supposedly a huge steal, some had a 3rd round grade on him, and some though he could push to be a round 1 or 2 pick if he had stayed in school another year. I think the team is going to give him a shot before drafting. They are also fairly high on Gottschalk, and somewhat on Wester. I don't think the team feels the OL is the problem fans seem to think.

And to people "drafting" Mixon, just stop. He will never be on this team. Not just his own crap, but he brings bad press onto Winston too, keeping that Kinsman BS from fading away. So just let it go.
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Re: Draft Simulator

Postby Noles1724 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:45 pm

Mountaineer Buc wrote:Inside out draft. Meaning I focused on the linemen first before diving into the skill guys.


19: R1P19 OT RYAN RAMCZYK WISCONSIN. I like him to take over at Guard for Marpet. Solid interior line now.

50: R2P18 EDGE DEMARCUS WALKER FLORIDA ST We haven't talked much about Walker. I'm surprised the FSU guys have been quiet about him.

84: R3P20DL JALEEL JOHNSON IOWA Dudes. Awesome value here.

124: R4P19 TE BLAKE JARWIN OKLAHOMA ST Not a guy I have paid any attention to before. He's got the size, but does he have the speed and hands?

163: R5P18 S LORENZO JEROME SAINT FRANCIS (PA) LOVE this. Senior Bowl standout.

205: R6P20 RB JAMES CONNER PITTSBURGH If he needs it, he can ride the PUP list while Martin, Sims, and Quizz, carry the rock.

240: R7P19 WR FRED ROSS MISSISSIPPI ST I told you guys there was value @ WR in the back end of this draft.


honestly I don't see Walker making it to our pick so not too much of a reason to bang in my opinion.. I feel the same for Cook(s) but more of a chance(slim one at that) that a RB slides a little over a pass rusher.
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Re: Draft Simulator

Postby Brazen331 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:55 pm

I've probably seen a hundred mocks and the best one was by Reuters which had us taking D. Cook in the 1st and D. Feeney in the 2nd. That would be a dream of a draft. If only...
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Re: Draft Simulator

Postby mdb1958 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:33 pm

Caradoc wrote:I wouldn't be opposed to getting OL help but I think that is unlikely to happen. Benenoch was a guy who was supposedly a huge steal, some had a 3rd round grade on him, and some though he could push to be a round 1 or 2 pick if he had stayed in school another year. I think the team is going to give him a shot before drafting. They are also fairly high on Gottschalk, and somewhat on Wester. I don't think the team feels the OL is the problem fans seem to think.

And to people "drafting" Mixon, just stop. He will never be on this team. Not just his own crap, but he brings bad press onto Winston too, keeping that Kinsman BS from fading away. So just let it go.




Smart post Caradoc.
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Re: Draft Simulator

Postby mdb1958 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:44 pm

19: R1P19
CB MARSHON LATTIMORE
OHIO STATE
50: R2P18
S OBI MELIFONWU
CONNECTICUT
84: R3P20
TE ADAM SHAHEEN
ASHLAND
126: R4P19
CB AHKELLO WITHERSPOON
COLORADO
162: R5P18
TE BILLY BROWN
SHEPHERD
204: R6P20
WR SHELTON GIBSON
WEST VIRGINIA
237: R7P19
DL COLLIN BEVINS
NORTHWEST MISSOURI STATE
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Re: Draft Simulator

Postby Cheb » Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:49 pm

Time for another one. I just can't help myself. Firstpick, no trades. I was operating under the dismal (and possibly correct) presumption that we aren't going to draft anyone on the offensive line, believing that if we add to the skill positions and defense that we will improve our win total. I don't agree with this idea, but here we go!

Round 1 Pick 19: O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama (A). Big dude, great hands, great speed, excellent blocker, can win 1v1 versus a defensive end either run or pass blocking, team-first attitude, excellent character, able to play in tight or split out wide. Has everything you want but elite collegiate stats. A slam dunk and reliable selection, will bail Winston out several times a game.

Round 2 Pick 18: Isaiah Ford, WR, Virginia Tech (A-). The more I watched of Ford, the more I liked. I didn't realize how tall he was (6'2"), or how much he was underthrown in college (damn near every snap), or how easily he got open (all the time). He isn't very dynamic after the catch, and his route running needs some more finesse, but he honestly has excellent ability. I watched three games of his this afternoon and I was impressed.

Round 3 Pick 20: Adoree' Jackson, CB, Southern California (A+). We like corners small, fiesty, and absurdly athletic. Ladies and gentlemen, meet Adoree Jackson from USC. This All-American and team captain won the Thorpe Award this year as the best DB in college football. He is stupid athletic, a two-time All-American in track as a sprinter and longer jumper, with his best long jump going almost 26 feet. He was a big reason why USC upset Washington, intercepting Jake Browning twice during that game. Oh, did I mention he also returns kicks, with four kickoff return TDs to go with four punt return TDs in his career? Oh yeah, he can also play on offense, with 6 offensive TDs to his name as well. He needs to work on the subtleties of cornerback play, relying on pure dynamite athleticism instead of actually being a good cornerback. But if you stick him at one position (corner), and he gets the discipline to lock that position down? Jackson guy can be the next Darrell Green if he takes football seriously.

Round 4 Pick 19: DOnta Foreman, RB, Texas (A). He was there and I couldn't help myself. A 2000 yard rusher from a power 5 conference? SIgn me right up! He's huge, he's fast, and he's very productive. While he doesn't showcase his power as much as you'd think for a guy his size, and while his pass blocking is shall we say needing improvement, he has literally everything else you want in a running back. As a rookie, he's in the backfield rotation, and he has the possibility to be The Man in a short period of time.

Round 5 Pick 18: Josh Carraway, DE, TCU (A+). I like this guy. He's a poor man's Leonard Floyd, as a point of reference. He was a good pass rusher on a bad team, and he will get better with better coaching. His stance is putrid; he doesn't even line up consistently. He sits at the line of scrimmage more than you'd like and plays paddycake. But when he fires off, hot dog, it's fun to watch. He's too light in the ass to be an every-down end (only 6'3", 241lb), but he offers alot as a situational rusher. He reminds me of our own Noah Spence. Give him a year or two in a good strength and conditioning program so he can set an edge that doesn't make you wince, then slap him in a wide-9 alignment on rush downs and tell him to speed rush like a mother. He's fast. Unrefined, but you can't teach that speed. He also offers good reps on special teams. Maybe you think he's a LB instead of a DE, but I don't see the instincts, just like I didn't with Floyd.

Round 6 Pick 20: KD Cannon, WR, Baylor (B+). He comes from that goofy-ass Baylor offense, but Cannon has talent. I know, he's skinny and he's very finesse and he drops the ball alot (9 drops this year) and he catches with his body vs with his hands and he runs a limited route tree, but this is the sixth round, friend. At this stage, ain't nobody is perfect. But Cannon, despite all those negatives, still had 1200 yards and 13 TDs this year. The man can play ball. He's a situational guy at this point, but just like Carraway he can offer some snaps on special teams and he gives Winston another weapon. Adding Cannon in addition to Ford would make WR a possible strength for us going forward, depending on how free agency shakes out.

Round 7 Pick 19: Brandon Bell, OLB, Penn State (A-). Brandon Bell is a strongside linebacker at the professional level, although you could argue middle linebacker as well. He isn't that big or that fast or that strong. He's decent in pass coverage, decent as a blitzer, decent shedding blocks. But what I love is that he's a playmaker. I saw him in two games where he was everywhere, versus Ohio State and versus Michigan State. He had 19 tackles versus Ohio State and 18 versus Michigan State. You read that correctly. That's a shitton. Bell gets the ballcarrier on the ground, and that's an underrated thing, believe it or not. Bell has grit in spades, "juice" as Gruden would call it. He loves football. I don't know if he would make the team, but he could definitely be a practice squad dude. Or who knows, maybe he beats out Daryl Smith. He would definitely contribute to special teams, that's for sure.
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Re: Draft Simulator

Postby Rocker » Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:55 am

Cheb wrote:Time for another one. I just can't help myself. Firstpick, no trades. I was operating under the dismal (and possibly correct) presumption that we aren't going to draft anyone on the offensive line, believing that if we add to the skill positions and defense that we will improve our win total. I don't agree with this idea, but here we go!

Round 1 Pick 19: O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama (A). Big dude, great hands, great speed, excellent blocker, can win 1v1 versus a defensive end either run or pass blocking, team-first attitude, excellent character, able to play in tight or split out wide. Has everything you want but elite collegiate stats. A slam dunk and reliable selection, will bail Winston out several times a game.

Round 2 Pick 18: Isaiah Ford, WR, Virginia Tech (A-). The more I watched of Ford, the more I liked. I didn't realize how tall he was (6'2"), or how much he was underthrown in college (damn near every snap), or how easily he got open (all the time). He isn't very dynamic after the catch, and his route running needs some more finesse, but he honestly has excellent ability. I watched three games of his this afternoon and I was impressed.

Round 3 Pick 20: Adoree' Jackson, CB, Southern California (A+). We like corners small, fiesty, and absurdly athletic. Ladies and gentlemen, meet Adoree Jackson from USC. This All-American and team captain won the Thorpe Award this year as the best DB in college football. He is stupid athletic, a two-time All-American in track as a sprinter and longer jumper, with his best long jump going almost 26 feet. He was a big reason why USC upset Washington, intercepting Jake Browning twice during that game. Oh, did I mention he also returns kicks, with four kickoff return TDs to go with four punt return TDs in his career? Oh yeah, he can also play on offense, with 6 offensive TDs to his name as well. He needs to work on the subtleties of cornerback play, relying on pure dynamite athleticism instead of actually being a good cornerback. But if you stick him at one position (corner), and he gets the discipline to lock that position down? Jackson guy can be the next Darrell Green if he takes football seriously.

Round 4 Pick 19: DOnta Foreman, RB, Texas (A). He was there and I couldn't help myself. A 2000 yard rusher from a power 5 conference? SIgn me right up! He's huge, he's fast, and he's very productive. While he doesn't showcase his power as much as you'd think for a guy his size, and while his pass blocking is shall we say needing improvement, he has literally everything else you want in a running back. As a rookie, he's in the backfield rotation, and he has the possibility to be The Man in a short period of time.

Round 5 Pick 18: Josh Carraway, DE, TCU (A+). I like this guy. He's a poor man's Leonard Floyd, as a point of reference. He was a good pass rusher on a bad team, and he will get better with better coaching. His stance is putrid; he doesn't even line up consistently. He sits at the line of scrimmage more than you'd like and plays paddycake. But when he fires off, hot dog, it's fun to watch. He's too light in the ass to be an every-down end (only 6'3", 241lb), but he offers alot as a situational rusher. He reminds me of our own Noah Spence. Give him a year or two in a good strength and conditioning program so he can set an edge that doesn't make you wince, then slap him in a wide-9 alignment on rush downs and tell him to speed rush like a mother. He's fast. Unrefined, but you can't teach that speed. He also offers good reps on special teams. Maybe you think he's a LB instead of a DE, but I don't see the instincts, just like I didn't with Floyd.

Round 6 Pick 20: KD Cannon, WR, Baylor (B+). He comes from that goofy-ass Baylor offense, but Cannon has talent. I know, he's skinny and he's very finesse and he drops the ball alot (9 drops this year) and he catches with his body vs with his hands and he runs a limited route tree, but this is the sixth round, friend. At this stage, ain't nobody is perfect. But Cannon, despite all those negatives, still had 1200 yards and 13 TDs this year. The man can play ball. He's a situational guy at this point, but just like Carraway he can offer some snaps on special teams and he gives Winston another weapon. Adding Cannon in addition to Ford would make WR a possible strength for us going forward, depending on how free agency shakes out.

Round 7 Pick 19: Brandon Bell, OLB, Penn State (A-). Brandon Bell is a strongside linebacker at the professional level, although you could argue middle linebacker as well. He isn't that big or that fast or that strong. He's decent in pass coverage, decent as a blitzer, decent shedding blocks. But what I love is that he's a playmaker. I saw him in two games where he was everywhere, versus Ohio State and versus Michigan State. He had 19 tackles versus Ohio State and 18 versus Michigan State. You read that correctly. That's a shitton. Bell gets the ballcarrier on the ground, and that's an underrated thing, believe it or not. Bell has grit in spades, "juice" as Gruden would call it. He loves football. I don't know if he would make the team, but he could definitely be a practice squad dude. Or who knows, maybe he beats out Daryl Smith. He would definitely contribute to special teams, that's for sure.


This puts a smile on my face. Only argument I have is the 5th round pick, but that's due to my natural bias about sticking two undersized guys with limited rush moves on the field at the same time. Granted, I know you're not getting a well rounded DE in the 5th; but with Spence on one side, I'm of the opinion to get a little extra insurance (meat) on the other. You can beat the offense with zone/zone-blitz/man shading to either side without forfeiting the PA or screen while still forcing them to play call around the strong side rush.

Howard and Ford is a dream come true for the #WeaponsforWinston crowd. Truth be told, while I'd rather beef up the lines, I can totally dig this. Definitely closes the gap with Atlanta in terms of making opposing DC's have sleepless nights.
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Re: Draft Simulator

Postby Super K » Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:59 pm

Cheb, easily my favorite...hands down, no contest..

Howard/Ford/Foreman/Cannon gives our offense a shot in the arm we've needed for a long, LONG time now...

Coupled with Evans doing his thing and Brate/Humph continuing to be solid if unspectacular...

Opposing DC's will look at our personnel, mouths agape and barely be able to muster an "awww...****"..

Obviously it's ALL dependent on our OL not playing like a bucket of **** (or the Colts take your pick)...
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