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Team Moves: 

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49.

Chiefs

*Nelson Agholor

WR USC

6', 194, (U 4.44-4.47),

(O 4.42), 

32 1/4" Arms, 12 Reps,

 

Cameron Erving-

OC/OG FLA ST

WR, OLB/DE, ORT/OLT, OC, FS, DE, OL, TE, WR,  ILB, QB,

2014 Picks:

1 (23) Dee Ford, OLB, Auburn

3 (87) Phillip Gaines, CB, Rice

4 De’Anthony Thomas RB Oregon

5 (163) Aaron Murray QB Georgia

6-193 Zach Fulton OG Tennessee

6 (200) Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, OT, McGill.

Key F.A. Signed:

Jeremy Maclin WR

Ben Grubbs OG

Paul Fanaika OG

Justin Houston OLB (tagged)

Josh Mauga ILB

Ron Parker FS

Tyvon Branch S

Key Free Agents:

Joe McKnight, RB

Mike McGlynn, G

Jeffrey Linkenbach, LT

Rodney Hudson, C

Ryan Harris, OT

Jason Avant, WR

Kevin Vickerson, DT

Chris Owens, CB

Kurt Coleman, S

Ron Parker, S

Key Free Agents Lost:

Dwayne Bowe WR

Anthony Fasano TE

Vance Walker DL

The Team: The Chiefs WRs didn't score a TD last season. Then they released Dwayne Bowe. I don't know much, but I do know that Agholor will score a TD in the NFL this year. Agholor is really rising up the charts and should not be on the board at this point.

The Player: Agholor is a great combination of smarts and skill. He is all speed and grace on the field. He is really rising up the charts. Great hands. Top character. Got better every season at USC. Hard working. Helped Marquise Lee become a better worker. Natural leader. Plays with smarts and great instincts. He will out work everyone to become a great Pro. Great punt returner. He will instantly impact a team as a rookie in the slot and returning punts. He is really rising up the charts and could go in the 1st Round. He plays with such great balance. Leaps up in the air and can twist and turn his body to catch the ball in awkward positions. Runs great routes. Became a much better deep threat this past season. Great burst out of break. Doesn't lose speed in patterns. He was dominate last season garnering 1,313 yards and 12 TDs on 104 receptions. He can use patterns with quickness, burst, and speed to get open. Terrific with the ball in his hands. USC ran a ton of WR screens to him. Doesn't like to give up runs. He will lower his head and fight for every yard. Thin but tough guy. Great production. He garnered 2,231-yards and 18 TD on 160 catches the past two seasons. 

The Reason: They can't even pretend to contend until they do something about their QB-WR chemistry. You can't win a damn thing if your QB can't throw a TD pass to a WR in 16 games! You can't put all the blame on their WRs. This pick is contingent on changing my pick in the 1st Round to Eric Flowers, other wise Ogbuehi is a clear Andy Reid pick here.

Second Choice: Stephone Anthony ILB

18.

50.

Bills

Damarious Randall-

FS/CB Arizona State

5-10 7/8, 196, (O 4.46)! 

38" Vert! 10"Broad, 

6.83 3-C! 4.07 SS! 

FS, TE, OG, ILB, CB, QB OG, ILB, CB. 

2014 Picks:

1 (4) Sammy Watkins, WT, Clemson.
2 (44) Cyrus Kouandjio OT Alabama.
3 (73) Preston Brown ILB Louisville.
4 (109) Ross Cockrell, CB, Duke.
5 (153) Cyril Richardson OG Baylor.
7 (237) Seantrel Henderson, ORT, Miami

Key F.A. Signed:

LeSean McCoy RB

Jerome Felton FB

Percy Harvin WR

Chris Hogan WR

Justin Brown WR

Charles Clay FB/H-B

Jerry Hughes OLB

Jarius Wynn, DE

Corbin Bryant DL

Kyle Williams NT

Marcus Easley, WR

Tyrod Taylor QB

Key Free Agents:
Brandon Spikes, ILB
Da'Norris Searcy, S
Lee Smith, TE
Deonte Thompson, WR

Key Free Agents Lost:

Kyle Orton QB

C.J. Spiller, RB

Erik Pears, G

Kiko Alonso LB

Keith Rivers LB

The Team: They really haven't recovered from the lose of Jarius Byrd. Rexy needs a sexy Safety to put a top over his defense, so he can take more chances in the blitz. 

The Player: I really like this kid. I watched Arizona ST a lot this season, and his number kept popping up. Not sure he is a Corner, but he can cover guys inside. he is the best man cover Safety in this Draft. His Forty at the  Combine was an excellent number for him. He could have moved up to Day Two with that number. A CB/S with a 4.47 is going to go higher than expected. He might have some CB hips. Nice smooth hips. He is also a great hitter. He plays like a Strong Safety, but can come up and cover the Slot. He has the speed to play some Cover One. Terrific Gunner already. Great special team player who they really rely on a lot to cover kicks.

The Reason: They still have to find a replacement for Byrd. Randall, like Byrd, will play free safety in the NFL. Randall has the speed to play some cover one, and cover up deep when Rexy overloads one side of the O-line with one of his sexy blitzes.

Second Choice: Stephone Anthony LB

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51.

Texans

*Gerod Holliman

FS Louisville

6', 218, 17 Reps, 32" arms

 

*Breshad Perriman-

WR Central Florida

QB, WR, WR, DB, DB, OT, DB, RB, 

2014 Picks:

1 Jadeveon Clowney DE S. Carolina

2 (33) Xavier Su’a-Filo OGUCLA.

3 (65) C.J. Fiedorowicz TE Iowa.

3 (83) Louis Nix NT Notre Dame.

4 (135) Tom Savage QB Pittsburgh.

6 (177) Jeoffrey Pagan 5-T Alabama

6 (181) Alfred Blue RB LSU.

6 (211) Jay Prosch FB Auburn.

7 (216) Andre Hal S Vanderbilt.

7 Lonnie Ballentine DB Memphis.  

Key F.A.:

Brian Hoyer QB

Ryan Mallett QB

Derek Newton OT

Vince Wilfork NT/DT

Kareem Jackson CB

Rahim Moore S

Key F.A.:

Ryan Pickett, DT

Danieal Manning, S

Key F.A. lost:

Andre Johnson WR

Brooks Reed, OLB

Kendrick Lewis S

The Team: They have to get some help for their crappy QBs. If they get average play from a QB they could be in the Playoffs. But right now they continue to sign D-linemen, rather than get any help for their QB. Does anyone else find their signing of Wilfork a little odd. I mean, I get it. He played with the other BB when they were in New England. But they had a good D-line in 2013. Then they drafted three D-linemen in last year's Draft as their offense fell apart. Then they ditch their franchise WR (who went to their top division rival) who had become their number two WR. Then used that money to sign a NT. It just struck me as odd that they keep investing so many assets into the defense, because they lose because their offense sucks.

The Player: Holliman is a unique player. He has the size of a strong safety, and hits like a strong safety. When he hits guys they go down hard. But he plays Free Safety, and was the top DBs at playing the ball in the air last year when he garnered a record tying 14 INTs. However he often takes startling bad angles to the ball carrier, and he might run behind the ball carrier too often to be a free safety. He has to learn to run to where the ball carrier will be when he arrives, and not to where they are when he starts his angle. So when you here people say he is a bad tackler, don't let them fool you. Because he is a great hitter and knocks everything down that he takes the proper angle to, including teammates and blockers.

The Reason: They need a Safety who can complement their strong safety and cover deep. 

Second Choice: Doran Grant CB

20.

52.

Eagles

Laken Tomlinson-

ORG Duke

6-3 1/2, 338, S-1.84, 

33 5/8" Arms, 25 Reps,

(PD 5.2), SS 4.73, 3-C 7.87

31.5" Vert, 9' Broad

 

Bud Dupree

OLB/DE Kentucky

OLB, OG, ORT. DB, SS, DL, WR, DL, 

2014 Picks:

1 (26) Marcus Smith LB Louisville.

2 Jordan Matthews WR Vanderbilt

3 (86) Josh Huff WR Oregon.

4 (101) Jaylen Watkins CB Florida.

5 (141) Taylor Hart 5-T, Oregon.

5 (162) Ed Reynolds FS Stanford

7 (224) Beau Allen DT Wisconsin.

Key F.A. Signed, Sort of:

Sam Bradford QB

Mark Sanchez, QB

Ryan Mathews RB

Kiko Alonso LB

Brad Jones LB

Brandon Graham OLB

Byron Maxwell CB

Walter Thurmond CB

Key F.A. Lost:

Nick Foles QB

LeSean McCoy RB

Frank Gore, RB

Jeremy Maclin WR

Todd Herremans OG

Trent Cole OLB/PR

Cary Williams CB

Bradley Fletcher, CB

Nate Allen, S

Kurt Coleman S

The Team: They are planning on drafting an O-linemen or two.

The Player: Tomlinson is from Jamaica. He can look so good, and then gets caught lunging. He has to be more patient blocking. He tend to get in trouble when he lunges, like when Chickillo pulled him face first into the turf. Terrific turning inside and sealing the NT. Nice power off initial pop on short yardage, and can knock a D-linemen backwards and off balance. Great heavy hands that can hurt a smaller blitzer when they try to slip inside of him. Starting to like him again. Still a little inconsistent early in games. Smooth back petal in pass protection. When no one rushes his lane he can turn and hit the NT with an impact that sends him sideways and off balance. Not always consistent with power, but when he gets a solid hit, you can see the impact on defenders as they get knocked in the opposite direction.

The Reason: If they don't take Fisher in the 1st he won't last until this pick. They will have to take an O-linemen here.

Second Choice: Nate Orchard OLB

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53.

Bengals

Stephone Anthony-

ILB Clemson

6-2.5, 243, 4.03 SS!  

37"Vert, 10'2" Broad!

7.03 3-C, S-1.57, (O 4.56)!

32/5" Arms, 23 Reps, 

 

La'el Collins- 

OLT Miami

DB, OT, LB, TE, DB, OL, TE, FS, OG, WR, 

2014 Picks:

1 Darqueze Dennard Michigan St

2 (55) Jeremy Hill RB LSU.

3 (88) Will Clark DE  West Virginia

4-111 Russell Bodine C N. Carolina

5 (164) A.J. McCarron QB Alabama

6-212 Marquis Flowers LB Arizona

7 (239) James Wright WR LSU.

7 Lavelle Westbrooks DB Georgia S

Key Free Agents Signed:

Clint Boling G

A.J. Hawk LB  

Michael Johnson DE

Key Free Agents:

Jason Campbell, QB

Dane Sanzenbacher, WR

Brandon Tate, WR

Cedric Peerman, RB

Alex Smith, TE

Jermaine Gresham, TE

Eric Winston, OT

Rey Maualuga, LB

Terence Newman, CB

Mike Nugent, K

Taylor Mays, S

Key F.A. Lost:

Robert Geathers DE

Greg Little WR

Marshall Newhouse OT

The Team: They have some free agent trouble at linebacker. Which they seem to have every year. They need a longer term solution at ILB. They have been going cheap at the position for a long time. Adding a good, young, and fast ILB that can grow with the defense would be a nice stabilizing factor for this team.

The Player: Anthony is one of my favorite players in this Draft. Great hitter heading right up the gut. He hurts guys when he hits them. Nice job in coverage on tight ends. Dominated FLA ST. He was blitzing up the gut the whole first half to disrupt the passing game. Does a nice job getting out to the Flat in coverage, and can knock the snot out of the RB swinging out of the backfield as the ball arrives. Great quickness in coverage. This guy finds the gap and bursts through as quick as anyone in college football. He is just one of those smart athletic ILB. Does a nice job taking on the pulling O-linemen, bouncing off, and redirecting to RB. Does a nice job covering the TE down the seam. He can stick with him the whole way, and punch the pass out. Terrific down hill hitter. Nice stats his senior season: had a team-high 90 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, 11 quarterback pressures, one interception for eight yards, four pass breakups and two caused fumbles in 711 snaps over 13 games (12 starts).

Great athlete who can cover as well. He can get to the QB, and disrupt everything and hit him. Nice job taking on blockers. He can shove off nicely and redirect with aggression and quickness. "He caught my eye with his ability to run; then he caught my eye with his ability to hit," Charles Davis said at the Senior Bowl. "He's a big-time player. Not many people around the country know enough about him. They're gonna learn quickly about him. He's a heck of a player." I would have liked more tackles out of him last season, but he was on the field with a lot of talented guys. Elite COD on the field. He can be moving up field, and then sudden burst to his right with great quickness and hit the RB. Terrific 2013: 

Third-Team All-ACC selection (media, coaches) ... had a team-high 131 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, four sacks, three quarterback pressures, one interception, five pass breakups and one recovered fumble in 802 snaps over 13 games (13 starts) ... had seven double-digit tackle totals. 

Played through some injuries this past season and stayed on the field. He only missed one start.

The Reason: Lewis is at heart a defensive coach. He is always searching for a linebacker every season. They usually don't like to use top chips on linebackers. I get the feeling Lewis thinks he can coach 'em up. But Anthony is worth a 2nd round chip to this team.

Second Choice: Derron Smith FS

22.

54.

Lions

Phillip Dorsett

WR Miami

5-9.6, 185, (PD 4.25),

6.7 3-C! 30.2"Arms,

4.11 SS, 10'2"B! 37"V, 

 

*Malcolm Brown-

DT/NT Texas

DT, CB, DT, DE/PR, OG, OT, RB, LB, OL, WR,

2014 Picks:

1 (10) Eric Ebron TE North Carolia.

2 (40) Kyle Van Noy OLB BYU.

3-76 Travis Swanson OC Arkansas

4 (133) Nevon Lawson CB Utah St.

4 Larry Webster DE Bloomsburg

5 (158) Caraun Reid DT Princeton.

6 (189) T.J. Jones WR Notre Dame

Key F.A.:

Haloti Ngata DT

Tyrunn Walker DTr

Isa Abdul-Quddus S

Matt Prater, K

Josh Bynes LB

Key Free Agents:

Rob Sims, OG

Dominic Raiola, C

Garrett Reynolds, OT

Dan Orlovsky, QB

C.J. Mosley, DT

Andre Fluellen, DT

Darryl Tapp, DE

George Johnson, DE

Ashlee Palmer, OLB

Rashean Mathis, CB

Cassius Vaughn, CB

Key F.A. Lost:

Reggie Bush RB

Ndamukong Suh, DT

Nick Fairley, DT

The Team: They have to get some speed to help out Megatron. 

The Player: 4/8 A Story of Speed- Phillip Dorsett.

The Reason: This is a best player available pick.

Second Choice: AJ Cann OG

23.

55.

Cardinals

*Mario Edwards Jr.

DE/OLB FLA ST

6-2 3/4 272, 10' Broad!!!

33 1/4" Arms, 32 Reps!

35"Vert, 7.44 3-C, 4.59 SS

 

*Erick Flowers

OLT Miami

OLB/DE, NT, OL, CB, ILB, TE, RB, OT, RB,

2014 Picks:

1 Deone Bucannon S Wash St

2 (52) Troy Niklas TE Notre Dame

3-84 Kareem Martin 5-T N Carolina

3 (91) John Brown WR Pitt ST

4 (120) Logan Thomas QB VT

5 (160) Ed Stinson DT Alabama.

Key F.A. Signed:

Mike Iupati OG

LaMarr Woodley OLB

Cory Redding, DE

Alameda Ta'amu NT

Corey peters DT

Sean Weatherspoon LB

Key F.A.:

Rob Housler, TE

Jonathan Dwyer, RB

Larry Foote, ILB

Marcus Benard, OLB

John Abraham, OLB

Sam Ocho OLB

Dan Williams, DT

Tommy Kelly, DT

Antonio Cromartie, CB

Chris Clemons, S

Key F.A. Lost:

Lyle Sendlein OC

Paul Fanaika OG

The Team: They want speed at linebacker. They run an attacking 3-4 hybrid system. They like to press outside. And they need guys with some speed blitzing the edge as well. 

The Player: Edwards Jr. can really move on the field. He can chase the runner down 15-yards down field on the opposite side. He will stand up sometimes, and set the edge nicely. Stands up and rushes on 3rd down sometimes. When they stand him up, he can get outside on power sweeps and hit the RB first. He is such a unique athlete for a 300-pounder. He missed the NC ST game with a concussion he got against Clemson, and the defense really seemed to fall apart. He does so much on the blindside edge that it is hard to replace him with one player. You can put his hand down and he is a run stuffer. You stand him up and he can protect the flat. You put him in front of the OLT standing up, and he can hit the QB. You could see the defense really missed him a ton. he unleashed a mind bowing 10-foot broad jump at the Combine as 279-pounds. He has to be the biggest guy to ever broad jump 10-feet. That is jut such an incredible number I can't comprehend it. He could jump into the 1st round on that number alone. Work ethic and weight worries teams, and some question his commitment to be the best he can be. But he is a pure athletic freak. When he wants to he can do things on the field no one else his size can do.

The Reason: Edwards is likely the best player for a hybrid defense in this Draft. He played OLB for FLA ST at 297-pounds last season. He has lost 25-pounds this off season to show up at his Proday at 272. His only question is can he continue that top shelf dedication to his craft and his body.

Second Choice: Cedric Ogbuehi ORT

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56.

Steelers

*Hau'oli Kikaha-

OLB Washington

6-2, 246, 

 

*Landon Collins

S Alabama

CB, SS, OLB, OLB, OT, LB, RB, TE, WR, OT, NT, 

2014 Picks:

1 (15) Ryan Shazier ILB Ohio St

2 (46) Stephon Tuitt 5-T ND

3 (97) Dri Archer RB Kent State.

4 Martavis Bryant WR Clemson

5 Shaquille Richardson Arizona.

5-173 Wesley Johnson Vanderbilt

6 (192) Jordan Zumwalt, lb, UCLA.

6 Daniel McCullers NT Tennessee

7-230 Rob Blanchflower TE UMass

Key F.A. Signed:

DeAngelo Williams RB

Matt Spaeth, TE

Arthur Moats, LB

Key Free Agents:

Ben Tate, RB

Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR

James Harrison, LB

Ike Taylor, CB

Brice McCain, CB

Will Allen, S

Key Free Agents Lost:

Brett Keisel 5-T

Jason Worilds, LB

The Team: I thought they would go D-line here. But they have Tuitt and McCullers from last years Draft. So I switched to passrushers. Both starting OLBs are free agents. 

The Player: Kikaha is one if the most underrated players in the Draft. He gets to the QBs like no one in this Draft. He is a little short and doesn't have the longest arms, but no one knows leverage better in this Draft. He was a Judo champion in high school, and he really brings that leverage, body control, and hand fighting to the field.

The Reason: Kikaha is a little short and likes to push OTs up and duck under them. That is just what the Steroiders like in their OLB/PR. He and Jarvis Jones could team up for a long time.

Second Choice: Doran Grant CB

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57.

Panthers

Cedric Ogbuehi-

ORT A&M

6-5, 305, 35.7" Arms!

 

DJ Humphries

OLT Florida

OLT!! CB, WR, CB, TE, OL, S, ORT, LB, DB, 

2014 Picks:

1 (28) Kelvin Benjamin WR FLA St

2 (60) Kony Ealy DE Missouri.

3 (92) Trai Turner OG LSU.

4 (128) Tre Boston S N Carolina.

5 Bene’ Benwikere DB San Jose St

Key F.A.

Colin Cole, DT  

Michel Oher ORT

Ed Dickson TE

Kurt Coleman S

Key Free Agents:

Greg Hardy- On the Naughty List

Dwan Edwards, DT

Chase Blackburn, OLB

Joe Webb QB  

Key Free Agents Lost:

DeAngelo Williams RB

Byron Bell, OT

The Team: They completely mismanaged the Draft last year, and it should have cost them their jobs. They got lucky and made the Playoffs with the worst record in the history of the playoffs, because the AFC South was the worst division in the history of the NFL. 

The Player: Ogbuehi is a huge athlete. His arms measured out at an incredible 35 7/8 inches. But he struggled so bad at OLT last year that they swung him back to ORT, until his back up at OLT failed even worse. Then he tore his ACL in the Bowl game. He can turn and make a seal block look easy on inside runs. Great feet moving backwards. He can surf inside and then quickly get outside to mirror the rushers on fakes and play actions with amazingly smooth quickness, agility, and comfort. He makes it look so easy sometimes. I'm stilling searching for that consistency. "He is really talented, but soft and doesn't play very strong," a scout said. "I've been in there three years in a row and have never seen him practice. Guy's always hurt." He opens up the inside gate too much. He still puts his hands outside the pads sometimes. There is just no excuse for that. When he winds up he has nice heavy hands, but not on the short punch. He is more of a shover. When he gets low, and shoves with both hands and his legs, he knocks guys five yard sideways. He does a nice job getting his hands on the rusher, and then giving him a solid hit, and still maintains his position and moving backwards.

The Reason: This pick makes up for last year's Draft to Newton by doubling down on Tackles. They probably should go Corner here, but I must punish them for not taking an OLT in last years Draft.

Second Choice: None

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58.

Ravens

Clive Walford-

TE/H-B Miami

 

*Marcus Peters

CB Washington

CB, WR, TE, CB, DE, CB, TE, LB, QB, 

2014 Picks:

1 (17) CJ Mosley ILB Alabama

2 (48) Timmy Jernigan NT FLA St

3 (79) Terrence Brooks DB FLA St

3 Crockett Gillmore TE Colorado St

4 (134) Brent Urban DE Virginia

4 Lorenzo Taliaferro RB C.Carolina

5 (175) John Urschel OG Penn St

7 Michael Campanaro WR Wake

Key Free Agents Signed:

Justin Forsett RB

Chris Canty DE

Kendrick Lewis S

Key F.A:
Tyrod Taylor, QB

Will Rackley, G

Jah Reid, OG/OT  

Aaron Ross, CB  

Danny Gorrer, CB

Antoine Cason, CB

Chris Greenwood, CB

Victor Hampton CB

Jeromy Miles, S

Key F.A Lost:

Torrey Smith, W

Jacoby Jones KR/WR

Owen Daniels TE

Haloti Ngata DT

Pernell McPhee OLB

Cary Williams CB

Darian Stewart S

The Team: This seems like a relatively easy pick. They lost Owen Daniels to free agency, and it looks like they could lose Pitta to hip injuries. Flacco makes a lot of hay throwing underneath to his tight ends. If they lose more of what he does best this offense is in bigger trouble. They already lost their deep threat WR. So they cannot afford to lose more of what Flacco does well.

The Player: 1/17  More Than An H-Back- Clive Walford.

The Reason: They have to get a tight end in this Draft. If Maxx or Walford drops to them here they have to take him.

Second Choice: Preston Smith DE

27.

59.

Broncos

AJ Cann

33.1" Arms, 23 Reps!

41' Vert! 10'11" Broad!

SS 4.06! 6.98 3-C!

 

*Melvin Gordon

RB Wisconsin 

 

DT, RB, WR, WR, DE, OL, TE, WR, CB,

2014 Picks:

1-31 Bradley Roby cb Ohio St

2-56 Cody Latimer wr Indiana

3 Michael Schofield ORT Mich

5-156 Lamin Barrow LB LSU

6-207 Matt Paradis C Boise St

7 (242) Corey Nelson LB OK

Key F.A. Signed:

Wes Welker WR

Demaryius Thomas WR-Tag

Shelley Smith OG

Virgil Green TE  

Owen Daniels TE

Vance Walker DL

Darian Stewart S

Key F.A.:

Wes Welker WR

Jacob Tamme, TE

Nate Irving, LB

Quinton Carter, S  

Key F.A. Lost:

Orlando Franklin, LG

Julius Thomas TE  

Terrance Knighton DT

Rahim Moore S

The Team: Broncos have a ton of free agency problems. They lost Orlando Franklin and that hole has to be filled to keep their ancient QB on the field. 

The Player: Cann is a force in the run game. "I hope that will benefit me, seeing that I played four years of guard," Cann said at the combine. "I think I play at a low pad level. I'm athletic and strong. I think I can block anybody that I put my mind to." He moves backwards so low in PP it always looks like he is shoving, jabbing, and punching up. "He has size, length, mass, toughs and he's competitive," a scout said. "He'll need a little bit of work in pass pro, and the mental part will scare you a little bit." He can get to the second level and get to the LB nicely, but can be a bit of a finesse blocker on the second level rather than a hitter. "Second round probably," another scout said. "Good player. He's got enough strength and he can move, too." I like how he lets DT wash themselves out of the play. He never lets go of them and when they realize their folly he just holds them dead still. Hops around the OC when he pulls to his right.

The Reason: I am currently annoying myself. I am giving the Broncos that Draft I'd like to the Pats to have. If the Pats come away with Coates and Cann in the first two rounds I would ecstatic. This really sucks.

Second Choice: Preston Smith DE

28.

60.

Cowboys

 

*Tevin Coleman

RB Indiana

6', 210

 

Jalen Collins-

CB LSU

RB, CB, DE/PR, LB, DB, DL, DL, TE, 

2014 Picks:

1 (16) Zach Martin OG Notre Dame.

2 Demarcus Lawrence DE Boise St

4 (119) Antony Hitchens LB Iowa.

5 (146) Devin Street WR Pittsburgh.

7 (231) Ben Gardner DL Stanford.

Key F.A Signed:

Keith Rivers OLB

Jasper Brinkley LB

Andrew Gachkar, LB

Darren McFadden RB

Jed Collins FB

Cole Beasley WR

Doug Free OT

Key F.A :

Dez Bryant WR

Anthony Spencer, DE

George Selvie, DE

Nick Hayden, DT

Bruce Carter, OLB

Rolando McClain, ILB

Sterling Moore, CB

Key F.A  Lost:

DeMarco Murray RB

Jermey Parnell OT

Henry Melton DE

Bruce Carter LB

Justin Durant, OLB

Dwayne Harris KR/WR  

The Team: The Cowboys will be looking for a bell cow in this Draft. 

The Player: 4/14   Now See The Best- Tevin Coleman.

The Reason: The HC said it was good to have a guy you could rush 25 times a game. No wonder DeMarco Murray took off. He doesn't want to get killed.

Second Choice: Nate Orchard DE/OLB

29.

61.

Colts

Eric Kendricks

LB UCLA

6-1/4", 232, S-1.64, 

(U 4.66), 38" 10'4" Broad!

 

*Jordan Phillips

NT Oklahoma

 

S, NT, ILB, DB, WR, DE,  OL, LB, 

2014 Picks:

2 (59) Jack Mewhort OL Ohio St

3 (90) Donte Moncrief WR Miss

5-166 Jonathan Newsome LB Ball St

7 (232) Ulrick John OL Georgia St

Key F.A. Signed:

Frank Gore, RB

Andre Johnson WR

Todd Herremans OG

Trent Cole OLB/PR

Kendall Langford DE/DT

Key F.A.:

Hakeem Nicks, WR

Matt Hasselbeck, QB

Josh Cribbs, KR

Ahmad Bradshaw, RB

Fili Moala, DE

Darius Butler, CB

Josh Gordy, CB

Mike Adams, S  

Key F.A.:

Reggie Wayne WR

Trent Richardson RB

Cory Redding, DE

Sergio Brown S

The Team: Obviously this is a flaw in my Draft. Kendricks is one of the top players on Tape I watched last season. But I also think that it is obvious that I have no feel for the linebackers in this Draft yet.

The Player: Kendricks has terrific competitive speed on the field. He makes the big plays that leads to wins. Not as good a prospect as his running mate Jack, but he is just as good a college player. In fact, he makes the consistent plays that Jack doesn't. He sure is fun to watch. He has top notch instincts against the run. A tackling machine of the first order.

The Reason: Another run stuffer to stuff the run against the Pats.

Second Choice: Danielle Hunter DE/OLB

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62.

Packers

Duke Johnson-

RB Miami

5-9.1, 203, (PD 4.5-4.51),

3-C 6.88! SS 4.16

10'1"Broad, 33.5" Vert,

18 Reps, 30.3" Arms,

 

Eddie Goldman-

NT/DT FLA ST

CB, SS, CB, LB, NT, FB, RB, QB,

2014 Picks:

1 (21) Ha Ha Clinton-Dix S Alabama

2 (53) Davante Adams WR Fresno

3 (85) Khyri Thornton DE S. Miss

3-98 Richard Rodgers TE California

4 (121) Carl Bradford olb Arizona St

5 (161) Corey Linsley OC Ohio St

5 Jared Abbrederis WR Wisconsin

6 (197) Demetri Goodson CB Baylor

7) Jeff Janis WR Saginaw Valley St

Key F.A.:

Randall Cobb WR

Bryan Bulaga, OT

Key F.A.:

John Kuhn, FB

DuJuan Harris, RB

B.J. Raji, DE

Letroy Guion, DT

Jamari Lattimore, ILB

Tramon Williams, CB

Jarrett Bush, CB

Scott Tolzien, QB

Matt Flynn, QB  

Key F.A. Lost:

A.J. Hawk LB  

Davon House CB

The Team: Lacy is a big power back who they had to rest early in the season so he could handle the load of the long season. He needs some to help take the load off. Plus, they need weapons to help Rogers in the 2nd half.

They really have to get some players who can help them in the 2nd half where they fall apart. They were the worst first half team I have seen in a long while, which will came back to haunt them in the Playoffs.

The Player: Johnson has great feet and natural hands. I love this guy in the passing game. When he get the ball in space he is so deadly. Second leading receiver on Miami. A nice weapon on the edge in passing game. He can also come out of the back field and curl inside, catch the ball, and cause all kinds of trouble for the defense. When he catches the ball in space and has some room, he puts a hurt on the defense. He will also take the direct snap in the wildcat. When he gets the ball with a crease, he can fly through the line for a long run as fast as anyone. Averaging over 7 YPC. Ran more inside this year. He rushed for a hundred yards in seven of the last eight games of the season including the bowl game. He was able to add weight and get tougher, but not lose his elite speed and quickness. He is going to cause some trouble in the NFL. Every time I look up he is slashing behind his blockers for extra yards. He is so good at using his blockers and slicing off their blocks.

Johnson exploded against Duke, the worst defense he faced all season. Great hands catching the ball out of the backfield. He can jump and grab the high pass over his heads naturally with his hands. Runs out of the shotgun a lot. Looks to avoid blocking a little too much sometimes. But he is a great cut blocker on passing downs. He will have to block early and often if he wants to get onto the field as a 3rd down back, which is likely what he is going to be drafted to do at first. Does a nice job hitting the hole inside, and getting under the MLB and carrying him for a few yards. He can really flash outside with impressive quickness and agility. Nice straight arm. He can make guys miss with his feet. Great speed outside. He is so fast and quick that he can make a one cut inside and make the CB with perfect position whiff completely. Scary quickness. I love how he bobs and weaves behind blockers. Great feet. Natural hands.

The Reason: He gives them a thunder and lighting duo that could rival Jonathan Stewart and DeAngelo Williams.  Johnson is an NFL ready 3rd down back. He is terrific in blitz pick up. Of course now I'm thinking that Ronald Darby is too good to pass up here.

Second Choice: Ronald Darby CB

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Seahawks

*Artie Kouandjio-

OG Alabama

 6-3, 215

DT, OG, WR, ORT, TE, LB, DB, WR,

2014 Picks:

2 Paul Richardson WR Colorado.

2 (64) Justin Britt OT Missouri.

4 (108) Cassius Marsh DE UCLA.

4-123 Kevin Norwood WR Alabama

4 (132) Kevin Pierre-Louis LB BC

6 (208) Eric Pinkins DB San Diego  

Key F.A.Signed:

Jimmy Graham TE

Cary Williams CB

Will Blackmon CB

Key F.A.:

James Carpenter, G

Anthony McCoy, T  

Will Tukuafu FB

Kevin Williams, DT  

D'Anthony Smith DT

Malcolm Smith, OLB

O'Brien Schofield, OLB

Heath Farwell ILB

Byron Maxwell, CB

Jeron Johnson, S

Tarvaris Jackson, QB

Key F.A. Lost:

Byron Maxwell CB

The Team: Seattle runs a stretch Zone. So they usually go for O-linemen who can block on the run. But they can also get some big OGs who can push D-linemen to the side and wash them out of the play as well.

The Player: Kouandjio is one of the players I obvious like more than everyone else. He makes DTs quit in the rush. Arkansas stopped rushing his lane in the 4th. When he combo blocks to the second level, he turns the linebackers at will. On Yeldon's first TD run against A&M, he jammed the DT head first into the dirt, which tripped up two other D-linemen. Derrick Henry loves to follow him through the hole. On one pass play, he grabbed the DT and handed him off to the OLT, and then stoned the D-end stunting inside. On that stunt when he passed off the DT to the OLT, he threw the DT down to the ground. Powerful hands. Nice quick feet hopping around the OLT and the OC when pulling. Yeldon sliced between him and the OC on his second TD run. Kouandjio was so good against A&M that they stopped rushing his lane. Don't take my word for it, watch Yeldon run. He is always looking to cut back behind Kouandjio on run plays. He is better than Mankins was in college. He will whiff on pulls sometimes.

The Reason: Getting a big strong SEC OG will do a lot for their offense. Kouandjio can put guys on skates moving to either side as well as forward. He is not a perfect fit for their scheme (in fact, I put in my notes that he is not a zone blocking OG;-), but it is scary to think about Kouandjio and Russell Okung blocking together in front of Lynch. Marpet fits their zone blocking scheme better. This is where teams will start looking at him.

Second Choice: Ali Marpet OG

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Patriots

 

Preston Smith

DE Miss ST

6-6, 270, S-1.63 (U 4.78),

 

Tre Jackson-

OG FLA ST

 

 

Bryon Jones

CB UConn

 

 

CB! DT/NT! OG, WR, Inside-Rusher, FS, OLB/PR, RB, TE,

2014 Picks:

1-29 Dominique Easley DE/DT FLA

2 (62) Jimmy Garoppolo QB E Illinois

4 (105) Bryan Stork OC FLA ST

4 (130) James White RB Wisconsin

4 Cameron Fleming ORT Stanford

6 (198) Zach Moore DE Concordia  

6 (204) Tyler Gaffney RB Stanford.

Key F.A. Tagged:

Scott Chandler TE

Jabaal Sheard, DE

Devin McCourty S

Bradley Fletcher CB

Stephen Gostkowski, K

Brandon Gibson WR

Kevin Dorsey WR

Jonathan Freeny LB/ST

Chimdi Chekwa CB/ST

Key F.A.:

Stevan Ridley, RB

Dan Connolly, G

Jonathan Casillas, LB

Alan Branch DT

Key Free Aents Gone.

Shane Vereen RB 

Vince Wilfork NT/DT

Darrelle Revis CB

Brandon Browner CB

Jonathan Casillas LB

Akeem Ayers OLB

The Team: This is one of the hardest Drafts to forecast I have ever done. Usually we can make a pretty confident list of who the top ten players are. Not this year. Usually we can have pretty confident list of position groups and feel confident where the top two or three guys are coming off the list. Not this year. There is no consensus on who or what goes where when and why. 

The best example of this is at O-Tackle. Usually it is simple. The OLT is the first to go. Than maybe a guard and some ORTs, and then teams grab Centers in later rounds. This year we don't even know who the OLTs are. This year it all seems to be opposite. The first OLT, I mean O-linemen to be taken in this Draft is likely Scherff (which by the way is a horrible word for a dyslexic to spell, I still haven't come close to getting it right;-). But most see him as an OG. Can an OG be the first offensive lineman taken in a Draft? That is just so hard to believe. I'm not sure he goes first anymore. 

Another interesting anomaly is that the second O-linemen taken could be Erving, an OC! Rumors abound that Andy Reid loves the kid. McShay put him there in his Mock. So he either heard it from a friend, or he was trolling. I just don't think that putting a Center in a Mock garners enough attention to be trolling. So this has become Erving's ceiling. Reid knows he has to take him in the 1st if he wants him, at 18! I've already stuffed him in there and he has sent my 1st round into chaos, again. And made my first two O-linemen to come off the board an OLG and an OC. Which is just nuts. However, at least they both played OLT. So I can say they are an OLG/OLT, and an endangered species the rarest of rare OC/OLT. It is making me crazy, and solves nothing! Who is going to be the first O-tackle taken in this Draft? It is going to be chaos on Draft Day. If you can figure out where the O-linemen are going, you could have the key cipher for the 1st Round. 

The tackles are even worse. Some have Peat going first, some have Collins, and some have Flowers.  However, nobody can even say for sure if any of the these guys is a pure OLT. Some say Peat is an ORT. Some say Flowers has to be an ORT.  Heck, it is said the Cincy loves Collins, and was working him out at Center when they brought him in for a private workout. How do you process that?

Which I think states the entire problem right there. The top five O-linemen in this Draft are not pure OLTs. That is why the O-linemen keep dropping and the smaller guys keep hopping over them. We don't know which team thinks which OT can play OLT. If we did we could slot them in, but every team has a different scouting report on each player. I do think that DJ Humphrey and Jake Fisher are the two pure OLTs in this Draft. But how good are either going to be. I think they both could have nice long careers in the NFL and never make a Pro Bowl. So do both hop over the the OTs that no one is really confident can play OLT in the NFL. Maybe the problem is that while the top three guys are the most physically talented, they are too flawed to play at OLT instantly. But, all three could develop into an OLT who could go to a Pro Bowl or two. I would not be surprised if Humphrey and Fisher hop over Peat, Collins, and Flowers. And this is what is making me crazy, I also would not be surprised to see either one in the 2nd Round. 

I usually like to get eleven guys and stick them in one of the three sections of my 1st Round. It is kind of how I keep it straight in my head. I have never had so many guys switching sections before. Look at the first section. Usually the easiest. The top eleven is usually pretty set. This draft is loaded with talented D-linemen and WRs who should dominate the first third of the 1st Round. Which makes it easy right? No. Who is the top D-linemen in this Draft. That is easy. Leonard Williams is the top non-QB in the Draft. So he is the first D-linemen to go? Right? No, it could just as easily be Fowler. There is a 50-50 split on who the Jags would take at Three: Williams or Fowler. The big inside game changer or the edgerusher. 

Of course in this Draft we can't even say if the first D-linemen goes second or third, or forth. But the same problem applies. Do they take the top non-QB in the Draft or the the top Edge guy? And of course neither of which is the best pure passrusher in the Draft. That is Vic Beasley. Plus, there is no objective observer who looks at the Titans and can justify them passing on Mariota at Two for Mettenberger. I Mean! I don't understand how they can pass on Mariota for Mettenberger? But they will, because Whisenhunt is an O-line coach who thinks he can build a great O-line in front of Mettenberger and win it all. He has absolute confidence in his ability to build an offense around his O-line that can win it all. Absolute faith! Or it is a smokescreen.

And of course the biggest problem of all is once you make a bad pick the while Mock falls apart. You cannot say that you are confident in who the picks will be at Two and Three. If the Titans pass on Mariota they will likely be picking between Williams and Fowler. But which goes first? The best player or the best edge player. Usually Two and Three are locks. Not this year. The Titans will be running a 3-4, so both players fit perfectly into their system. That is why I followed my Board had them taking Williams at Two.

The worst problem with this Draft is that the whole thing starts with the top pick. We can't even say for certain who the top pick in the Draft will be. There is not a consensus on who the top QB is, it is about 50-50 now. Winston is the top prospect in transferring his talents onto the field next season. But so what. He's a rookie. He is going to be below average at best next season. Mariota has the mental and psychological traits to be more of a long term success at quarterback in the NFL. Choosing between those two is the scariest decision in the Draft, because traditionally when there are two QBs at the top of the Draft to choose from one is a bust. Winston seems to drag his personal chaos into everything. If you get this pick wrong your 1st Round is done. I happily take Mariota if I'm Tampa. But by all accounts they will take Winston. Forecasting this Draft sucks.

Of course it doesn't get any easier after that. The edge player who is likely to go first in this Draft is Fowler. But you could argue the best passrusher in this Draft is Gregory, and the best pure passrusher in this Draft is Vic Beasley. Plus you have Shane Ray and Dupree to mix things up even more. I think Fowler, Gregory, and Dupree are best suited at OLB. While Beasley and Ray are best suited at D-end. When the OLB edgerusher is Fowler, Gregory, and Dupree the 4-3 teams keep popping up, like when the Jags pick. When the 3-4 team is up, like Chicago and Atlanta, the top D-end edgerushers are on the Board.

Right now I have the Jags at Three looking at the top edge guy in the Draft. But Fowler is the top guy because he can rush and stuff the run, and also because he can drop into coverage and cover very well. He is the top OLB edgerusher. Which not a great fit for the Jags system. He is not going to drop in their system. So he can't be the top edgerusher on their board. Right? So I just don't see them taking Fowler, with to two pure 4-3 edgerusher on the board. I went with Beasley because of the freak factor, even though Ray might have been better last season in the SEC. But nobody likes that pick. Beasley third to the Titans? But he fits their system the best. They want their D-linemen bursting up field and not retreating. Beasley has the best pure blast off in this Draft. 

Right now I have my edge rushers rated as: Fowler, Gregory (if you skip the weed, which adds another wildcard to this Draft;-), Beasley, Dupree, and Ray. However the order they are taken in my Mock, which is where I think they are best suited to the systems, is Beasley, Fowler, Ray, Gregory, and Dupree. Though the Bears would hop all over Gregory, over Ray, if he didn't get high. Plus, I think Ray is more likely to go to the Jags as a 4-3 D-end than Gregory or Fowler, who I think are better players. There is not a consensus for the top five edgerushers in this Draft. And even if you have your top five order, it is tough to put them in that order because of scheme fit.

Even the WRs are killing me. There is a pretty consistent top five right now: White, Cooper, Parker, Strong, and Perriman. You cannot take DG-B over those five guys with his character concerns (and even that isn't assured for half the Draftnics;-). But again, would anybody argue if Cooper went first. I just finished the Tape work on Cooper, and he was my favorite WR to watch last season. But with White so much bigger and faster he has to go first! Right? But I don't think you could argue with the Raiders if they took Cooper. 

And to make it worse, Cooper could go Four to the Raiders or Six to the Jets. But what if the Jets pass on Cooper? Where does he go then? If the Jets take Mariota, Cooper could fall to the Rams at Ten. Parker is a top ten pick, but a lot of people have Parker dropping to the Fish at Fourteen. How the hell does Parker fall to Fourteen. Right now I have him dropping to Cleveland at Twelve, which seems insane to me. And of course the latest rumors have San Fran and the Fish trying to trade up from 14 and 15 to get Parker. So right now it is likely that Parker will go at pick 11, but not to the Vikings (and then where the heck do you put Trae Waynes lol).

I don't even want to talk about the Corners. The Corners in this Draft are driving me crazy. Go ahead, give me you your Corner order. It makes me want to vomit. I have Waynes (who I don't really like in the top half of the Draft), Byron Jones (which makes me uncomfortable because he might be a FS), Eric Rowe (who might be my favorite Corner in the Draft, but I have been hiding him in the 3rd. But now everyone seems to have found him, and he will be a 1st Round pick), Kevin Johnson (but he doesn't have 1st Round speed), Jalen Collins (who feels like a 2nd Round talent to me, though NFL guys love him), Marcus Peters (who is tops on tape, but is nuts, doesn't get along with his teammates, straggled a coach, and doesn't have 1st Round speed), Ronald Darby (who has the speed and reminds me of Asante Samuel, a 4th Round pick. And like Asante doesn't like the rough stuff), Doran Grant (who on one else seems to like for some reason, but I love of how he moves on the field), Steve Nelson (who has impeccable Tape, but no one else seems to care), and Alex Carter (who I love-love-love, but don't trust for some reason and think he is a FS). So what the hell do you do with that. They are all flawed prospects. I might not get a single pick in the 1st right.

The Pats are in a tough transitioning period. After the great Super Bowl season you see them in your mind winning it again and again. Then the off season comes and you start to lose important player after important player, until you realize they cannot do it the same way they did it last year. They have lost three to five starters, depending on if you think Vereen and Ayers are starters (they were both part time starters last season;-). So far they have really only signed backups, besides re-signing McCourty.

You can say that they are important back ups who can turn into starters in an instant. However, it is clear that next years team will have changes things drastically again. They will struggle to stay in their Big Nickel without Revis, Browner, and Wilfork. Plus their O-line really needs to be overhauled. They struggled badly when Connolly and Stork were out. It looks like the plan for this season is that Connolly is not going to be back. So need need to add some serious talent to the O-line, and not just scraps off the waiver wire. The good news is that they know it. 

They have done extensive research into the Florida State O-line that has four OGs who played with Stork in 2013. I find it impossible (or as near to impossible as you can say in a Draft;-) that they don't get at least one of these guys. I might even bet money that they get two of them. Hart or Matias could still be on the Board late on Day Two. They don't have a 5th, but have an early pick in the 6th and 7th Rounds. Currently picks 162 and 194, they will change when the Compensatory picks push them back. Even with Erving or Jackson already picked by the Pats, I would not pass on Hart or Matias at 162, and I find it impossible to believe that BB could pass on one of those two guys at 194. Now both could be long gone by the 6th, but I think Hart drops to the 6th Round, and maybe further.

So Pats fans can take heart. I do believe they are taking the rebuild of their O-line very seriously. They will add some early talent inside, like they did last year. Stork was incredible for them inside, because they spent an early pick (for them;-) on an interior O-linemen. It was a smashing success. So don't be surprised if they go even earlier this year. Erving is a rare 1st Round talent at OC. He was awesome once they moved him inside to center. Tre Jackson is going to go earlier than expect. His floor might be the Seattle pick in the 2nd. He was an All-American OG, and won MVP of the Senior Bowl. Player like that don't last very long in the Draft. 

Passing on Erving in the 1st is going to be a big gamble. I think they only take that gamble for Coates, Carl Davis, or a guy they think can be an excellent starting Press Corner, like I think Byron Jones can be. Otherwise the risk might not be worth the reward. They can trade down to pick up a 3rd, but this is not the year to do that. They have a 3rd (96). They will get an extra 3rd (likely 97) as a compensatory pick. Plus, they have the second pick in the 4th Round thanks to Logan Mankins and Tampa Bay (It will be between 99 and 101 as their could be as many as three 3rd Round Compensatory Picks). So the Pats should end up with five picks in the top 100 (you should to my Player Ratings Page to see players at positions of need that are likely to be available when they pick (once it's updated a little later today). So trading down for another top 100 pick is not likely. They will exercise pick 32, unless a team offers a 1st or 2nd in next years Draft to trade down. 

Okay I have to go. I have spent two days doing the 2nd Round, because I finished the second half of the 2nd Round, and the file got corrupted somehow (AAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!;-). So I had to calmly redo the whole thing. 

The Player: 4/4 Inside Rusher. Part I- Preston Smith.

The Reason: So what do the Pats do here? That is the question. I really want them to go Conley here and see if he can be a legit Number One. But I just get the feeling they won't do that. So if they don't go Corner here than who do they take?

They have to take a CB with one of their first two picks, but they keep picking up Corners in free agency. They signed three free agent Corners. Of course none of them are very good starters. Fletcher is a guy I thought was legit when he came out of Wisconsin, but was not good in Philly last year. But BB does like to judge free agents by their scouting reports, and will signed guys he liked in the Draft from what they did in college. Fletcher is one of those guys who looked like a starting NFL Corner in college. But can they go into the season with Butler and Fletcher as their starting two CBs? 

I think Butler is legit, but he could be a one year wonder. And we don't know if all the adulation from his Super Bowl winning play has gone to his head. He was playing in West Texas, or Western Alaska, or the Best Western school of Hotel Management or what ever it was, because of Character Concerns that made him seem like a selfish kid. He was severely humbled and got his life back on track. He has done everything perfectly since he arrived here. But does all the attention he has gotten go to his head? I do worry that could be a problem. 

However, I told everyone who would listen that he was played the best of all the Corners in the preseason (and you idiots laughed at me;-). However, he obliviously wasn't the best CB on the roster. That is two very different things. Playing great in the preseason doesn't a Hall of Famer make. But this year he could be the best Corner in the preseason, and the regular season. If his head is still screwed on straight is there anyone here who thinks Fletcher or Chekwa beats him out. Which means if his head is screwed on straight, he is the Number One right now. That position still calls for some help.

I have already switched the Pats pick in the 1st back to Bryon Jones, who reminded me of Antonio Cromartie without the Character Concerns. Jones has impeccable character. I could live (nervously;-) with Butler and Jones starting at CB next season. So they can go for a player they like here if they take Jones in the 1st. It really frees up a lot of options for them if they take Jones at 32.

Now a player I know they like is Preston Smith. I swear I did not do this on purpose. But if he drops here they run up to the podium with the ticket. There is a very strong possibility the Pats take Smith in the 1st. So it is not a real decision here. The only reason I didn't have him take Smith at 32 is because there is so much dynamic talent at WR in this draft. I think there is as much talent in this Draft at WR as last years unprecedented WR Draft. Granted last years Draft looks better now, because of the unprecedented production they had last season. But before the Draft it was not so certain, like for these guy. Watkins, Evans, and Beckham looked like HOFs last year. But certainly White, Cooper, Parker, Strong, and Perriman could have just as impressive seasons this year. I can't believe the Pats could go through the two best WR Drafts ever, and not get one guy. But if they still think Tyms and Dopson can play, they won't take a WR in this Draft. And even I can't believe I said that.

Oh yeah, and they have to get a CB to put across from Butler, and for insurance in case Butler isn't who he thinks he is. They have to go Corner in the 1st, right? Usually they ignore the position in free agency they want to address in the Draft. They have been addressing the CB position. They have been tragically ignoring the OG and WR positions. So you know they have guys at both positions that they like, likely in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. The good news is that they can wait until the 3rd for an OG. They can wait to see if Kouandjio, Cann, Jackson, or Marpet drops to them, and they certainly have the ammo to hop up into the early 3rd for one of them. Plus, they can pass on WRs all day and hope one of the smaller quicker WRs they like so much drops to them at 97 like: Rashad Greene, Tyler Lockett, or the not so short Chris Conley. Or more likely have their pick of Stephon Diggs, Vince Mayle, Lippett, or Justin Hardy in the 4th. Or hope Bell, Austin Hill, or Goodley fall to them in the 6th. This Draft is driving me crazy.

Second Choice: Chris Conley WR

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TOM's Tape:

2/10  The Best Player on Tape- Danny Shelton.

3/18  The Scarnecchia Connection Part I: Cameron Erving

3/18  The Scarnecchia Connection Part II: Bobby Hart.

3/18  The Scarnecchia: Part III: Josue Matias.

3/22  The Scarnecchia: Part III: Tre Jackson. 

2/10  Sprinting Into the Top Ten- Trae Waynes.

2/4    A Gazelle On Crack- Devin Smith.

2/2    Center of Attention- Cameron Erving.

1/28  A Nose Fot The Ball- Jordan Phillips.

1/28  Leaping Into Day One- Byron Jones.

1/17  More Than An H-Back- Clive Walford.

1/17  Gronk-Lite- Maxx Williams.