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131

Post Draft

Picks 1-7.

Picks 8-14.

Picks 15-22.

Picks 23-27.

Picks 28-32, 211.

2nd Round

Picks 33-42.

Picks 43-49.

Picks 50-57.

Picks 58-64, 131.

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3rd Round

Picks 65-80.

Picks 81-96.

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My Picks: 

Key Needs:

Team Moves:

26.

58.

Seahawks

Defense: 4-3

Ethan Pocic-

Tackle LSU

6-6, 317, (O) 5.15,

26 Reps, 33.1" Arms,

7.89 3-Cone, 4.81 SS,

8'11" Broad, 27" Vert,

 

*Malik McDowell

DL Michigan State

OLT, OG, ORT, RB, DT, OL, LB, WR, DB, 

2017 Picks:

2 (35) Malik McDowell, DT, Mich ST
2 (58) Ethan Pocic, OT LSU
3 (90) Shaquill Griffin, DB, UCF
3 (95) Delano Hill, SS, Michigan
3 (102) Nazir Jones, DT, UNC
3 (106) Amara Darboh WR Michigan
4 Tedric Thompson SS Colorado
6 (187) Mike Tyson, SS Cincinnati
6 (210) Justin Senior, OT, Miss ST
7 (226) David Moore WR E. Central
7-249 Christopher Carson RB OK ST

2016 Picks:

1 (31) Germain Ifedi, OT, A&M
2 (49) Jarran Reed, DT, Alabama
3 (90) C.J. Prosise, RB, ND
3 (94) Nick Vannett, TE, Ohio ST
3 (97) Rees Odhiambo, OG Boise ST
5 Quinton Jefferson, DT, Maryland
5 (171) Alex Collins, RB, Arkansas
6 (215) Joey Hunt, OC, TCU
7 (243) Kenny Lawler, WR, California
7 (247) Zac Brooks, RB, Clemson

Key F.A.:

RB Eddie Lacy

OG/OT Luke Joeckel

Key F.A.:

Tarvaris Jackson QB 

Bryce Brown RB 

Fred Jackson RB

Ricardo Lockette WR 
Anthony McCoy TE 
Chase Coffman TE 

Lemuel Jeanpierre OC 

Will Tukuafu FB 

Demarcus Dobbs DE 
DeShawn Shead CB  

Jon Ryan P 

Key F.A. Lost:

Russell Okung OT 

J.R. Sweezy OG

Alvin Bailey OL

Brandon Mebane DT

Bruce Irvin LB 

The Team: Another terrible pick. Pocic was a Day Three pick. "He was the one guy that, quite frankly, we were really sweating out," Schneider said. "We felt like we were drafting maybe two and a half players with one guy, so we debated whether to go up and get him or just sit and wait and sweat it out. I changed my shirt." However, I did have the right position (I guess;) OLT.  But the wrong player. He had one start at OLT at LSU. You don't pick a utility guy in the 2nd. 

He was actually announced as a "Tackle" on the podium at the Draft. "We think heís the most flexible guy in the draft," Carroll said. "He started a lot at center but heís played at guard and heís played tackle. Heís been a primary player for them in a great conference and just been steady as a rock. Really smart, intelligent, tough guy. Long, tall, he has all the right elements and the background was so versatile that we just thought that was a great opportunity. We really were hoping, there werenít many offensive linemen in the draft as youíve noticed that already, and we just thought he could fit into a number of spots and really help us out. Weíll see him at guard and tackle, knowing he can play center." If he can play OLT it will be a great pick.

But if not, it was the forth pick in the past two Drafts for OLs where they don't have a spot to play him. "Yeah, heíll work to show us about his snapping ability too, because he has the potential to be a snapper, which is good," Pete Carroll said. "We want him to play tackle right now and see how that works out, knowing that he can play all three spots. Tackle is the one weíve seen him the least at, so the first few days we want to get a gauge for that and see how thatís going to work out." No matter what they say: they see him as an OT, they drafted him as an OT, and they are practicing him at OT.
They now have a college OT at OC, so why not a college OC at OT. "Heís big enough, strong enough," Carroll said. "I just want to get a feel [for him]. We've seen so much of him playing center. And I donít think right now that's where he needs to focus. I know he can back-up just based on what weíve seen. Weíre going to work him there so that we fortify that but we want to see him at the other spots as we go through it." They didn't draft Pocic in the 2nd Round to back up Justin Britt at OC.
He was not a guy who played OLT at LSU and was switched inside. He was an OC. "I didnít do much of it in college," Pocic said. "But Iíve been practicing it back home, and working on it. These reps are really helping me get out there and get some experience at it." They have to get some OTs who can succeed in pass pro more than the guys they currently have.

But it is tough to say Pocic is the guy you'd choose to do that as a rookie. "Heís already studied his tail off to get here, you can tell," Carroll said. "Heís a bright football player, really tuned in, just all of the right signals in the first day and a half heís been here as far as being ready to apply himself. He had a great experience at LSU. Heís played a ton of football, and it shows." They also drafted Senior. Some think he has the athleticism to play OLT in the NFL, but neither will be ready to play OT as rookies.

Pocic has been working with former OC Kevin Mawae. "The place he has played the most is center, but heís played everything," Carroll said. "So weíre going to see how it fits and see where he fits in best for us, and we have some spots weíre trying to work out as we move guys around a little bit here, but we think he gives us a great upside." His bother, who plays OLT at Illinois, is training with him as well.

He may have to start out at OG, because he is not playing OC for the Seahawks. "We know he can do it, yeah. We know he can fit in. We see that," Carroll said when asked if he fits in their Zone Blocking Scheme. "Itís just a very hard position in general, in terms of quantity, in college football. We just run into that. That shows up." He potentially (if you believe in faeries;) can play all five positions on the O-line.

Not a lot of needs here. However, their O-line was so bad that it really cost them in the Playoffs. They had a good enough team to get out of the NFC to the Super Bowl, except for their O-line. He needs to be drafted by a Zone Blocking scheme. 

The Player: Pocic does a nice job moving back and laterally in pass pro against an elite inside rusher, and just keeping him away from his QB. He has the best reanchor of any OL in this Draft. When he clamps on the NT, and gets him moving sideways, he does not allow him to stop moving out of the play. He is a great zone blocking OC. Nice quick feet moving sideways while pulling the DT outside. He can get downfield in the run game, and block on the 2nd level.
Auburn: I don't always think he plays in balance. He has a nice burst to the second level to seal the MLB. He can absorb the hit of the DT, and then reanchor and drive him back. But then he can lose his balance, and get called for holding. Nice job jamming the DT in the gut for a second or two, and then getting outside to block for the screen. He does have some nice speed moving forward. He seems to play better as the game rolls on. Slides over in front of the DT nicely in pass pro. He can shove the DT back and force him outside with one strong push. 

Louisville: He does a terrific job turning and trapping the DT outside. He can look light on his feet sliding back in pass pro. Excellent sliding to the side and doubling a rush. He can turn the NT with a shoulder punch. He will get high pulling outside, and the DT and slam him and knock him back and grab the RB. He is so smooth running and sealing the DT on runs to the other side. He can stick his shoulder into the DT, like he is going to go to the LB, and then hold him there with his shoulder. 
Miss ST: He is at his best when he plays with his arms extended. They run behind him a lot. I don't see all the enthusiasm. He is a good player, but he doesn't always play in balance. Needs heavier hands when he turns and doubles in pass pro. He got better in pass pro during the season.

Miss: He can shotgun snap and pull outside. Not a lot of speed to the outside. He always seems to struggle, just a little, when I watch him. He does do a great job doubling the DT in pass pro. He clamps on and helps hold the DT in place. Nice job getting into the NT, and sealing him inside on the outside run. He seems to play better as the game wears on. He starts to have some suddenness in his shoulders on an outside zone block.

Wisconsin: All American type Center who can handle it all. He can pick up the DT after the OLG gets beat, and wash him past the QB. Nice job doubling the DT, and then sliding off and sealing the Mike. Solid in pass pro. He extends his arms and uses his hands he plays like an NFL OC. Excellent on Zone Blocks. 

The Reason: They have a starting OC already, who has similar traits to Pocic. "Yeah, theyíre about the same size, they got the same kind of quickness the same kind of smarts" Carroll said. "They really are very close and weíve already seen Justinís ability to play spots. Thatís a big deal to us right now and weíre really excited about it." So Pocic was a redraft of Justin Britt.

Only the opposite, as Pocic is an OC they want to play OLT. "We think Justin played great last year, and really in his first year there (OC), he did a really good job," Carroll said. "I think the comment I would make about this, is if you noticed when guys came to their next contract, we had to move along. And thatís happened a few times to us because of the cap issues and we like the guys that weíve picked over the years, but theyíve had to move on just because of the numbers they were able to generate in the free market." They just don't want to spend money on their O-line.

That philosophy cost them a shot at the Super Bowl last year. "Thatís what happened to Russell [Okung] and Sweez [Sweezy] and Max [Unger]," Carroll said. "Weíve seen they get to a point where weíve had to move. But thatís because of other decisions we made and you have to give and take a little bit. We would like really, would hope with this young group we have right now, we would like to keep these guys together and really build with them, see if we are able to do that, because we think we really have a nice nucleus right now. Theyíre just so darn young. This is the youngest offensive line in the NFL last year, and we might still be the youngest as we move just one year ahead, but at least we are banking a lot of good experience for these guys and continuity that it takes. We really think we can develop these guys. Weíre really excited about it." He played too high at OC sometimes, especially at the Senior bowl, and that is not a recipe for OLT. 

This gives them two shots at an OLT, and the loser can move over to ORT. "What a great day," Pete Carroll said. "This was really fun. It was great to have a chance to just take this kind of day. [We] had all the options that he had because of the dealings. And it just made for a really unique day. And I thought he did great. It was awesome." It is just such an odd strategy to build an O-line.

Their top need is an OLT. But their second biggest need after the signing of Joeckel is an ORT. This could be the best thing to happen to his team if it works out with two OT in the first two Rounds. 

Be A Citizen! Not a Subject! 

Fascist is as Fascist does. Beware American. President Jerkballs is pulling the cowardly republican Senate closer and closer to the cliff.

Amendment I. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances:

THE DAY DEMOCRACY DIED. Only Dictators fire everyone who investigates their illegal and treasonous activity. 

Impeachment Proceeding!

First off what Jared was doing is not a "Backdoor". A "Backdoor" is a legal way to have private conversations with other world leaders for the benefit of America. What Jared set up was a Covert/Illegal/treasonous communication with a foreign enemy who was ATTACKING US! And let's be clear again: 

As we find out that Russian Solders were actively trying to 

attack America on Election Day, we find

President Stupid and his little band of sycophants are destroying

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27.

59.

Chiefs

Defense: 3-4

Tanoh Kpassagnon-

DE/5-T Villanova

 6-6 7/8", 284, (U) 4.74, 

34.7" Arms, 23 Reps,

10'8" Broad! 30" Vert,

7.46 3-C, 4.62 SS, 

 

*Pat Mahomes II

QB Texas Tech

RB, ILB, NT, OLB, WR, OT, OL, DB, DL, QB

2016 Picks:

1 (10) Patrick Mahomes, QB TT
2 Tanoh Kpassagnon 5-T Villanova
3 (86) Kareem Hunt, RB Toledo
4-139 Jehu Chesson, WR Michigan
5-18) Ukeme Eligwe, LB Georgia S.
6 (218) Leon McQuay III, SS USC

2016 Picks:

12 (37) Chris Jones, DT, Miss ST
3 (74) Keivarae Russell, CB, ND
4 (105) Parker Ehinger OG Cincinnati
4 (106) Eric Murray, CB, Minnesota
4 Demarcus Robinson, WR FLA
5 (162) Kevin Hogan, QB, Stanford
5 (165) Tyreek Hill RB W. Alabama
6 (178) D.J. White, CB, Georgia T.
6 Dadi Lhomme Nicolas LB V-Tech

Key FA Signed:

DT Bennie Logan

Key FA:
RB Bishop Sankey (R)
WR Albert Wilson (R)
C Mike Person 
DE Kendall Reyes
DE David King (R)
FS Eric Berry
FS Daniel Sorenson (R)
CB Terrance Mitchell (R)
K Cairo Santos (R)
LS James Winchester (R)

Key FA Lost:

QB Nick Foles

RB Knile Davis

NT Dontari Poe

The Team: He showed everything you wanted in a big 5-Tech at the Senior Bowl, except a mature body. "Getting up the field is more fun. But two-gapping is kind of like youíre showing, 'Yeah, I'm a man. I can be right here. This is my gap.' So I love that too" Tanoh said. "No, itís probably going to be real different from college because in college I was in a 4-I always between the tackle and the guard. And now Iím more head-up on the tackle or outside. Itís going to be a little different. But Iím ready for it." He dominated on the edge.

He is so huge, and really played on the edge. "I think I can comfortably get to 300, at least" Tanoh said. "It was funny, my strength coach back at Nova was telling me my whole career, 'Yeah, youíre going to lose your abs. Iím going to get you to 300. And then weíre going to get them back.' But Iíve progressively gained weight and held it well." Plays hard all the time. 

He is a planet guy, guys his size just don't have his athleticism. "First thing that jumps out is he's 6-7. He's 280 pounds, and he's cut out of rock," Philly VP Joe Douglas said. "He's as body beautiful as it gets. He's a guy with high-level talent," He will take a few years. 

He will be a top 5-Tech before his rookie contract is up. "Iím just more used to a 3-point stance" Tanoh said. "I feel like the more I practice a 2-point stance, Iíll be able to get out like that." This was one of my favorite pick in this Draft. He can play the run, and showed he could do it at higher level of competition at the Senior Bowl. He is a small school guy, with top talent. 

The Player: 4/01 Tanoh Kpassagnon: Day Two Rusher: VI.

The Reason: Love his motor "Itís really cool" Tanoh said. "Itís awesome. Iíve never been to Missouri. Funny thing was I actually thought Kansas City was in Kansas. Itís nice to be here now. I even got welcomed at the airport by a couple people. People here seem really friendly. So Iím liking it." You can see that he is a guy who constantly wants to improve.

Extremely smart, and he has that drive to want to be the best. "What heís got is a unique ability to get off the football for as long as he is and he is so strong," GM John Dorsey said. "You all will see it in training camp how strong he is. But whatís fascinating is his pads get lower every year. And the length that he uses to create separation is impressive." He gets up field.

He has that knack for hitting the quarterback. "Itís an opportunity," Reid said. "Thatís what I told them. Youíre here. Not everybody does this. You get in here, you get the uniform, weíre going to coach the dog out of you like youíre one of the guys and we roll. For three days theyíre Kansas City Chiefs and thatís the way we approach it as coaches and I expect them to do the same as players." Elite long arms that will only get better as he get stronger. 

He plays very well at arms length. "The thing that Tanoh has shared with me is that he is super passionate about football because itís really the first thing heís ever done in his life for himself," Villanova HC Ferrante said. "Normally his mom has always been on him about his academics and his grades, so heís always done things for others, but football is his true passion. Itís something he wanted to go out and get at and accomplish, not that he didnít have support from people, but heís extremely passionate about it because this is the one thing heís done for himself." He likes to lock his arms in the chest of OTs.

And they can't grab his shirt. "Iím just excited," Tanoh said about meeting Justin Houston. "Especially to learn off of guys like [him] and Hali. There are so many people that I can just grow off of. And I feel like itís just going to be awesome, an awesome year." As he refines his technique his arms are what will separate him. 

He is a little a gawky, but is an elite size-athlete. "If you have athletic traits," Dorsey said. "And you have the want to be really good. And you have good quality coaches. [Than] that transition should be pretty easy." He has elite measurables.

Great hands, and knows how to punch already. "I think his skill set will translate no matter where the Chiefs want to put him," Ferrante said. "If they want to bulk him up and turn him into a three-tech guy, I know he doesnít have a lot of body fat right now, so I know he can carry a lot more." He can also dip around the corner.

He played all over the D-line at Villanova. "Weíd put him at an in-line shade of the tackle," Ferrante said. "So a wide-9, the 4-I, not all the way down on the guard in the 3-tech. We do put our guys in inside shade. So heís been in there in the B-gap mixing it up, and having to play against double teams and so on." He has a ton of versatility, but he will take some time.

When he finally grows into his body, with NFL technique, he will be elite. "I definitely watched film on the Chiefs" Tanoh said. "The defenses weíre running right now are definitely a little easier. I know itís going to pick up more. But you just try and kind of match things, try and see similarities, try to simplify stuff." One of the best picks in the Draft.

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Fascist is as Fascist does. Beware American. President Jerkballs is pulling the cowardly republican Senate closer and closer to the cliff.

Amendment I. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances:

THE DAY DEMOCRACY DIED. Only Dictators fire everyone who investigates their illegal and treasonous activity. 

Impeachment Proceeding!

First off what Jared was doing is not a "Backdoor". A "Backdoor" is a legal way to have private conversations with other world leaders for the benefit of America. What Jared set up was a Covert/Illegal/treasonous communication with a foreign enemy who was ATTACKING US! And let's be clear again: 

As President Stupid continues to try and move towards dictatorship,

We the People are left with Country on the brink of Ruin.

A President Stupid Tax plan to CUTS TAXES BY OVER 50% FOR 

THE BILLIONAIRES AND MILLIONAIRES,

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28.

Cowboys

Defense: 4-3

Chidobe Awuzie-

CB Colorado

6', 195, 4.44, 

 

Taco Charlton

DE Michigan

6-5, 272 #33

DE, CB, MLB, FS, CB, TE, SS, CB DE,  

2016 Picks:

1 (4) Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State
2 (34) Jaylon Smith, ILB, Notre Dame
3 (67) Maliek Collins, DT, Nebraska
4 Charles Tapper, DE, Oklahoma
4 (135) Dak Prescott, QB, Miss ST
6 (189) Anthony Brown, CB, Purdue
6-212 Kavon Frazier S, C. Michigan
6 Darius Jackson, RB, E. Michigan
6 (217) Rico Gathers, TE, Baylor

Key F.A  Signed:  

WR Terrance Williams

RB Darren McFadden

OL Jonathon Cooper

CB Nolan Carroll

Key F.A :  

QB Mark Sanchez
QB Kellen Moore
WR Brice Butler
TE Gavin Escobar
DE Jack Crawford
DE Ryan Davis (R)
DT Terrell McClain
ILB Justin Durant
ILB Rolando McClain
OLB Andrew Gachkar
CB Morris Claiborne
CB Leon McFadden (R) 
CB Joshua Thomas

Key F.A. Lost:

QB Tony Romo 

RB Lance Dunbar

OT Doug Free

OG Ron Leary

CB Brandon Carr 

SS Barry Church

FS JJ Wilcox

The Team: I had this pick. I had the Cowboys take Awuzie in the 1st Round in my final Mock, and I had Taco as my second choice on Day One. You cannot forecast a teams Draft any better than that. This was a great pick. He is a steal in the 2nd. He is a great fit for their Cover Two scheme. I had more correct picks in the 2nd than all the other so called expert had in the 1st.  

He is the best run defender of all the CBs in this Draft. So he can play anywhere in the secondary. "Obviously, I feel like I can play all three at an elite level," Awuzie said. "So I think thatís one of the reasons they picked me, my versatility. Iíve got to get in my playbook, first off. If I donít know what Iím doing, Iím not going to be confident, Iím not going to be able to play fast. At Colorado we had a saying: ĎKnowledge equals confidence equals playing fast.í So the quicker I know my plays, playbook and understand the defense, Iíll start being able to be more confident. Then, Iíll probably be able to line up different places." Nice blitzer from the slot as well.

He was asked to do everything at Colorado. "Instincts. I'm just a ballplayer," Awuzie said. "I always have the mentality of 'See ball, get ball.' No matter where I'm lined up: whether it's sacking the quarterback, get the ball, I'm going to tackle him. If the ball's in the air, I'm going to tackle him on a play. And that's the way my mentality is." He succeeded at every role they put him in.

They moved him all around the secondary, and he understood his role at all those different positions. "I just had a turf toe injury," Awuzie said. "I just needed time to get right and rehab and I got right and now I'm here, ready to do everything." He played through pain and injury at Colorado.

Great smarts and instincts on the field. "My cerebralness," Awuzie said when asked what separates him from the rest. "I definitely feel like I'm one of the smartest defensive players, if not any player here. I pick up on route concepts really quick. I'm instinctive. And again, my versatility. I play four different positions in the secondary and I was a leader in all four of them." I don't think any other player in this draft can say that, and my production speaks for itself as well." He has that knack for getting into position to make plays.

He made plays in the backfield. "I was actually like 190 when I played that," Awuzie said about playing LB. "But you know it's just my heart. I always want to succeed. I always want to win. Whether it's against a 6-6, 300-pound lineman or a 5-9, blazing speed receiver, I'm always going to try to win that matchup. My junior year when I did play linebacker, I matched up a lot with tackles, guards, and I had to bow up and I think I did a pretty good job of that." He should have been a 1st Round pick.

He can jump in front of the WR and get his hand on the ball. "Oh, never scared," Awuzie said. "I'm always confident. And when I'm on the field that's when I'm at home, I'm comfortable. I like to compete. I like to challenge people. When I go against players like that it just heightens my awareness." He struggle to spot the ball in the air sometimes. 

They lost two Safeties and a CB to free agency so far. They still have three CBs who are free agents. They are going to have to over haul the whole secondary. Luck for them, this a good year to be doing that.

The Player: 4/07 Chidobe Awuzie: Reminds Me of Revis.

The Reason: Cowboys have holes all over their secondary because of free agency. "My whole career people have been asking me that question and I can't give a solid answer," Awuzie said. "When I started playing football, I was a cornerback/nickel who could also play safety. And obviously I played all three of those spots. So, wherever the team sees I fit, depending on who we're playing, the game plan, wherever, I'll be comfortable. I've been down to 185, and I've played as heavy as 205." They need his versatility in their secondary more than anything else. 

I think he could be put on some weight and be All-Pro FS, except that he is elite in coverage as well. "Teams really don't know where to put me at right now," Awuzie said during the combine. "And that's great for me because I don't want to be limited. I'm just a ballplayer. You put me on the field anywhere I'm going to make plays. That's been great that I can kind of be a jack-of-all-trades for teams." He hurts QBs when he hit them. 

They like to play Cover Two, which is great for Awuzie. He sometimes struggles finding the ball going down the deep sideline. In the Dallas system he will have help over the top. "Yeah, I think he's tried to help a lot of people," Jason  Garrett said. "I don't even know what I'm going with yet. It's kind of 'Chido' right now. I call him '33' a lot, as well." They have three or four holes to fill in their secondary, and Awuzie could fill any one of them.
He is a force on the line in the run game. "That was the exact right thing for him to do," Garrett said. "One of the things we like so much about him is just the kind of kid he is. He showed that today. He took care of his responsibilities, a great honor and a privilege to graduate from Colorado, and then back to work today, and he didn't skip a beat." He is terrific moving forward towards the ball. I thought he was excellent moving backwards as well. 
Their secondary was not great, and they got brutalized by free agency. Awuzie is on my top five underrated list. Not only is he an elite athlete, he is also as smart as they come, and a great leader. Listening him to talk about football technique is amazingly interesting and informative. 

He is better in the box than running down the sidelines. "Obviously, I feel like I can play all three at an elite level," Awuzie said. "So I think thatís one of the reasons they picked me, my versatility." Playing outside in a Cover Two scheme is a perfect fit for him.

He stood out as a leader in one of the top Secondaries in college football. "Iíve got to get in my playbook, first off," Awuzie said. " If I donít know what Iím doing, Iím not going to be confident, Iím not going to be able to play fast. At Colorado we had a saying 'Knowledge equals confidence equals playing fast.' So the quicker I know my plays, playbook, and understand the defense? Iíll start being able to be more confident. Then Iíll probably be able to line up different places." He is as smart a player as there is in the Draft. 
Their secondary was not great, and they got brutalized by free agency. Awuzie is on my top five underrated list. Not only is he an elite athlete, he is also as smart as they come, and a great leader. Listening him to talk about football technique is amazingly interesting and informative. 

Second Choice: Taco Charlton DE

Be A Citizen! Not a Subject! 

Fascist is as Fascist does. Beware American. President Jerkballs is pulling the cowardly republican Senate closer and closer to the cliff.

Amendment I. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances:

THE DAY DEMOCRACY DIED. Only Dictators fire everyone who investigates their illegal and treasonous activity. 

Impeachment Proceeding!

First off what Jared was doing is not a "Backdoor". A "Backdoor" is a legal way to have private conversations with other world leaders for the benefit of America. What Jared set up was a Covert/Illegal/treasonous communication with a foreign enemy who was ATTACKING US! And let's be clear again: 

As treason continues to sink into every walk of life, 

Herr Dictator Trump continues to dismantle all that made America great. 

Herr Dictator continues to lie, cheat, and steal, and do every unethical thing he can to destroy America. He is the flipping orange hippo in "hungry-hungry-hippo" (12:30) 

gobbling up everything his big fat mouth can grab.

"We have An official Propaganda wing operating out of the White House!

This is scary stuff." (11:20). THAT is the "stuff" of Dictators:

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29.

61.

Packers

Defense: 3-4

*Josh Jones

FS/SS NC ST

6-1 7/8, 222, (O) 4.41! 

37.5" Vert! 11' Broad! 

32" Arms, 20 Reps!

7.43 3-Cone, 4.32 SS

 

*Dalvin Cook

RB FLA ST

TE, CB, RB, CB, OLB, RB, OLB, DB, OL, DL, 

2017 Picks:

2 (33) Kenny King, CB Washington
2 (61) Josh Jones, SS NC State
3-93 Montravius Adams DL Auburn
4 (108) Vince Biegel OLB Wisconsin
4 (134) Jamaal Williams, RB BYU
5-175 Deangelo Yancey WRPurdue
5 (182) Aaron Jones, RB UTEP
6 (212) Kofi Amichia, OL S. Florida
7 (238) Devonte Mays RB Utah S
T

 

2016 Picks:

1 (27) Kenny Clark, DT, UCLA
2 (48) Jason Spriggs, OT, Indiana
3 (88) Kyler Fackrell, OLB Utah ST
4 (131) Blake Martinez ILB Stanford
4 Dean Lowry, DE, Northwestern
5 (163) Trevor Davis WR California
6 (200) Kyle Murphy, OT, Stanford

Key F.A. Signed:

TE Martellus Bennett

TE Lance Hendricks

RB Christine Michael

CB Devon House 

Key F.A.:
TE Justin Perillo (R) 
ORT Don Barclay
OC JC Tretter
DE Mike Pennel (R)
OLB Nick Perry
OLB Jay Elliott (F) 
LS Breet Goode
SS Micah Hyde
P Jake Schum (R)

Key F.A. Lost:

RB Eddie Lacy

TE Jared Cook

ORG TJ Lang

OLB Julius Peppers

OLB Datone Jones

The Team: This was a very interesting pick for the Packers. 

He is an elite athlete with some ball skills. "Heís athletic," GM Thompson said. "He can run like the wind. He can be used in the slot as a cover guy. He can be used in the box as a run defender. He can be in the deep part of the defense and play in the deep middle. I think heís going to surprise people when they see what he can do." He covered in the slot as well. 

Nice petal moving backwards in the Slot. "We went in, with the idea of trying to find some more defenders," Thompson said. "Especially versatile guys like Josh that can switch from safety to corner to whatever. Itís nice to add that to the equation. Itís not the day of four defensive backs, and the four linebackers anymore. Itís all kinds of different people out there and different substitutional patterns." He can get to the ball in the air, when covering WRs. 

Nice job moving forward in traffic to find the RB in the backfield. "I remember seeing Josh Jones playing back in November," Thompson said. "And Brian Gutekunst saying, 'Hey, youíve got to take a look at this guy.' So he was a favorite player of mine in the draft class long before we even went to the combine." He is solid against the run. 

He has some inconsistencies in coverage. "Excellent football player, 4-down player," McCarthy said. "I think heíll definitely have a lot of opportunities on special teams. Iím glad heís a Green Bay Packer." When he sees it with his eyes, he is very good.

Not sure he has great instincts. "He can be used in the slot as a cover guy," Thompson said. "He can be used in the box as a run defender, he can be in the deep part of the defense and play in the deep middle. I think heís going to surprise people when they see what he can do." He got better at NC State.

He had his best season last year. "Given the comparable, you look at Micah," McCarthy said. "Micah Hyde played multiple positions. I think you look for Josh to do that too. Let him compete for those type of roles on our defense, especially in our different sub packages." They will use him at Strong Safety.
Jones can help out in coverage a little. "Iíve always looked at it as, itís up to the player," McCarthy said. "You have a vision. You have a plan of what you want to look like on offense, defense, and special teams. Itís important that your system has the ability to incorporate any player that comes in there." When he plays behind his eyes he is excellent.

He played a lot in the Box. "So if a player has the ability to play three positions, we need to give him that opportunity," McCarthy said. "How fast they get to play three positions? Frankly, thatís up to the player. Thatís always been my approach each and every year, and that will be the same with Josh or any of our new players." He can intercept the ball thrown to WRs.

He can cover tight end going down the seam. "This is a sub league," McCarthy said. "Weíve obviously spent a lot of time as a coaching staff [on sub-packages]. Weíre over 80 percent sub each year. So the fact that weíve added players that can play more than one position I think is very important. I think Josh [showed] a lot of similarities to Micah, as far as the ability to play multiple roles, to be able to play on 4th down. So I think heíll be a very good fit. And hey, letís face it, we need to play more DBs, and they need to play more than two positions. And having players who can play multiple positions, moving around in multiple sub packages is definitely something weíre leaning towards." He also stepped up into the slot and covered the 3rd WR.

He can leap over those bigger guys, and knock the ball down. "Confidence, to me, is a prerequisite to success," Josh Jones said. "If you donít have confidence in the way you play and who you are, youíre going to be insecure, and every little thing that somebody says about you is going to get under your skin, itís going to make you mad, and itís going to get in your head. I donít care what anybody says about me, whether itís negative or positive. My biggest thing is just doing what I know I can do. I trust my ability." They will have him play in the Box a lot like Patrick Chung.

The Player: He has a little snap in his hips. He was able to track the ball over his left shoulder and high point it. "This guy would just as soon hit you as look at you on the football field," a DB coach said. "Hey, it's fun to watch his tape because he's already got that NFL mentality to him, but he gets way out of control too. I saw that early on in the tape. You've got to rein him in a little bit." He has some suddenness. 

Much better moving forward than backwards. "For some reason Jones didn't get much attention during the season, but he has 1st-round ability," an NFL exec said. "I think he'll definitely go in the top 40 picks, and it wouldn't be crazy for some team to take him late in the 1st round." He will likely go in the 2nd, but I couldn't find a spot.

Combine: He just ran himself into Day Two. He just ran a 4.41 at 220 pounds. That is an incredible time. 
He has a great burst forward. Very aggressive moving forward. He will play in the box. Does a nice job blitzing from the edge.
Didn't have drop in 2nd gauntlet.

He showed he was an elite athlete at the Combine. "I donít take a backseat to anybody as far as talent, no matter who you are. Iím very confident in my abilities and what God has blessed me with," Jones said . "Going into the draft, when I declared, I knew I was the underdog. Iíve been an underdog my whole life. I go by the motto, 'No handouts.' I donít want anything handed to me. I want to work for it." He has not played up to his Combine Numbers yet.

He is already learning to play multiple roles in minicamp. "I was pretty much everywhere [in minicamp]," Jones said. "Doing linebacker things, lining up at safety. It was fun,Ē Jones said. ďI kind of knew that whatever team that drafted me would have some packages for me. I was pretty fortunate to get drafted by the Green Bay Packers and this defense will allow me to show my abilities." Great feet moving backwards.

The Reason: He is a strong Safety who has the athleticism and speed to play some CB and everywhere in between (but that doesn't mean that can). "His versatility is one of his best assets, and I donít think he would shy away from playing [CB]," Gutekunst said. "His coverage ability, not necessarily at corner, but his ability to cover wide receivers, backs, tight ends, that was very [exciting]. And heís a very good tackler in space and in the box. Heís one of those guys at N.C. State youíd see they drop him in there, kind of play a will linebacker and heíll shoot the gap and take on the big guys inside and has no problem doing that. And when heís back in the back end, heís got to get the speed guys he has no problem with that either. We seem him as one of those guys thatís going to help on a lot of fronts. Thatís the exciting thing for us is the ability that he can do so many things." They need his versatility all over the field in coverage.
He can line up in the Box and cover like a FS, or play the run like an LB. "In college, I played some linebacker, I played everywhere. I kind of knew that whatever team that drafted me would have some packages for me," Jones said. "I was pretty fortunate to get drafted by the Green Bay Packers. This defense will allow me to show my abilities." The Packers had to get help in coverage.
Getting an elite athletic Strong Safety who can cover is a nice step forward. "I think the more versatility you have in any aspect of this business, it helps you," McCarthy said. "But I think itís important know as you work through this where they are in their development, what their experiences have been, the versatility, what has it created for them. Because thatís where I think some guys may get overlooked and so forth. I think this definitely fits in the mode of the more you can do, the better opportunity you have to progress." They spent their first four picks on defenders.

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Impeachment Proceeding!

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As treason continues to sink into every walk of life, 

Herr Dictator Trump continues to dismantle all that made America great. 

Herr Dictator continues to destroy sanity in government, 

we are left with a fascist precipice roaring towards us with the gas and brakes

on the feet of a raving lying lunatic. 

Our Country is being run by a pathological liar. 

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30.

62.

Steelers

Defense: 3-4

 

JuJu Smith-Schuster

WR USC

6-1, 215, (O) 4.54, 

6.88 3-Cone! 4.19 SS,

10' Broad, 32.5" Vert,

32.5" Arms, 15 Reps, 

 

Derek Rivers
DE Youngstown

DB, OLB, ILB, WR, DB, DE, WR, TE, OT, DB, NT, 

2016 Picks:

1 (25) Artie Burns, CB, Miami
2 (58) Sean Davis, S, Maryland
3 (89) Javon Hargrave, DT, South Carolina State
4 (123) Jerald Hawkins, OT, LSU
6 (220) Travis Feeney, OLB, Washington
7  Demarcus Ayers WR Houston
7 (246) Tyler Matakevich, ILB, Temple

Key F.A. Signed:

RB LeíVeon Bell

RB Knile Davis

WR Justin Hunter

OLB Anthony Chickillo 

ILB Steven Johnson 

CB Coty Sensabaugh

Key Free:

RB DeAngelo Williams
QB Landry Jones
TE David Johnson
OG Chris Hubbard (R)
DT Ricardo Mathews
OC Cody Wallace
OLB James Harrison
LS Greg Warren
SS Shamarko Thomas
CB Ross Cockrell (R)

Key F.A. Lost:

WR Markus Wheaton

OLB Jarvis Jones

ILB Lawrence Timmons

The Team: This was a very interesting pick. They had to get a WR in this Draft. Juju has the physical talent, and is the youngest player in this draft. It's funny how things work out sometimes. 

He has been working with Lynn Swan. "Heís a different kind of receiver than what the Steelers already have in their lineup," Swann said. "He can play physical. Heíll go up and fight for the ball. In addition to A.B., heíll be that other receiver who can go down the field and get the ball." They need a consistent option opposite Brown.

He has a ton of growth potential. "He always gave me advice about: staying focused, always staying positive, keep working hard, donít give up, just keep going strong," Juju said about Lynn Swann. "He said whatever team gets you, itís going to be special. You just have to keep fighting. He didnít talk about me going to the Steelers or anything like that. It was just advice about being a good person and keep working hard." These relationships do factor into War Room decisions.

They had an inside look at who and what the kid was all about. "Iíve had a number of people from New York to California to Pittsburgh asking me about him," Swann said. "'Did we get a good guy?' 'Did we get a good player?í I think we did. I spoke to him this morning and I essentially told him heís going to enjoy Pittsburgh. He's going to enjoy the people of Pittsburgh. Itís a great organization to play for. He can thrive, if heís having success on the field. He can have even more success off the field in Pittsburgh." When he is healthy he can really play the part.

However, USC WRs do not succeed in the NFL. "He was like a real warrior," Swann said. "Just every game: doing what he could, drawing double coverage, keeping everything going. He was a real leader on the football team, keeping people up and inspired, being able to take the team to the Rose Bowl." When he sees the ball in the air he can make some great adjustments.

They run too many WR screens, and short turnaround routes. "Thatís the big thing, coming into the NFL draft, people were saying 'heís a body catcher. Coming across the middle he doesnít use his hands a lot,'" Juju said. "Thatís one thing I was working on the whole time." He seems a little straight-linish to me sometimes, but then had that great 3-Cone (it puzzles me;).

He has some interesting size. "Iíve seen his work ethic on social media," Juju said about his new teammate Brown. "What gives you the drive to be the best of the best? Honestly, I think he is the best. I am in position to learn from the best receiver in the league." He might still be growing. 

I like how he runs patterns when he's healthy. "Weíre trying to find good players all the time that create competition," Haley said. "We do have a number of players at the receiver position that weíre excited about. This is now another young guy added to the group that elevates that position more. When you have great competition, you tend to see the cream rise to the top." But he seems to have to catch it through contact too much.

They really need a guy who can step up into the Bryant role. "Weíll get to Martavis at the appropriate time," Haley said. "Right now weíre excited to add JuJu to the mix and get him here to Pittsburgh and see what heís got. Heís a good-size receiver, very productive out there. Heís really a kind of do-it all guy, can play inside, outside. His ability to catch the ball in combative situations, 50-50 balls as we call them, he usually comes down with them." His question is can he learn to run patterns to separate from CBs in the NFL. 

The Player: 4/18 JuJu Smith-Schuster: Trying To Slip Into the 1st.

The PlayerWhen he is healthy he can really go and get the ball. "Heís very competitive and passionate about what he does," the OC Todd Haley said. "Heís not a guy thatís afraid to stick his nose in there and block safeties and even some linebackers. He plays with a great passion, which is one of the exciting things about him." He can dive out and over WRs for the ball.

He still needs a lot of development coming from USC's system. "In the last few years weíve had good success with young guys like that," Haley said. "We feel like we are getting them early enough to really make an impact on their development. He is a really do-it-all guy. He can play inside, outside. If you had to say what he excelled at, Iíd say his ability to catch the ball in combative situations, 50/​50 balls as we call them, and he usually comes down with them." He has that knack for getting open deep.

He will catch the ball when you throw it to him. "I hate to compare guys," Haley said. "I coached Anquan, obviously in Arizona. Heís a great player. Weíre talking about a young player who is just starting his career. I will say he is into football. He plays with a great passion. You can see it on the tape when you watch him. Those are guys that I get excited about and we get excited about. Itís great to see a receiver thatís not afraid to go in there and mix it up. " Also like Bolden he doesn't create separation naturally in pattern. 
He has great feet and balance in pattern "He is a young guy,Ē Haley said. ďI think heís the youngest in the draft. As you know, in the last few years weíve had good success with young guys like that that. We feel like we are getting them early enough to really make an impact on their development. He is a good-sized receiver. He was very productive out there at USC. He is a really do-it-all guy." Nice strong hands to catch the ball.

Like Bolden, he goes and gets the ball through all kinds of contact. "He can play inside, outside," Haley said. "If you had to say what he excelled at, Iíd say his ability to catch the ball in combative situations, 50/50 balls as we call them, and he usually comes down with them. Heís a really exciting guy and we are excited to get him here to work on." If both players have a shot at the pass, he comes down with it most of the time.
But that gets a lot harder in the NFL. "That shows up in the run game, which is an exciting thing for us," Haley said. "Heís not a guy thatís afraid to stick his nose in there and block safeties and even some linebackers. He plays with a great passion, which is one of the exciting things about him." He will block for his teammates on the edge.

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Impeachment Proceeding!

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There are people who just want to watch the world burn.

Anything that they cannot take steal or own.

When President Bannon whispers into President Stupid's ear, 

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 This is not conjecture. President Bannon made a movie about his

Dream of destroying the World.

This is the guy who is now running the White House.

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31.

63.

Bills

Defense: 4-3

Dion Dawkins

OG/OT Temple

6-4, 317, 34 5/8" Arms, 

7.30 3-Cone! 4.78 SS,

26 Reps, (O) 5.11,

26" Vert, 8'10" Broad,

 

Tre'Davious White

CB LSU

 

Zay Jones

WR ECU

 

CB, ORT, WR, DB, WR, OG, DB, WR, KR, CB. 

2017 Picks:

1 (27) TreíDavious White, CB LSU
2 (37) Zay Jones, WR, East Carolina
2 (63) Dion Dawkins, OL Temple
5 (163) Matt Milano, ILB, BC
5 (171) Nathan Peterman, QB, Pitt
6 (195) Tanner Vallejo, LB, Boise ST

2016 Picks:

1 (19) Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson
2 (41) Reggie Ragland LB, Alabama
3 (80) Adolphus Washington, DT, Ohio State
4 (139) Cardale Jones QB, Ohio SE
5 Jonathan Williams RB, Arkansas
6 (192) Kolby Listenbee, WR, TCU
6 (218) Kevon Seymour, CB, USC

Key F.A. Signed:

QB Tyrod Taylor

FB Mike Tolbert 

OL Jordan Mills

OLB Lorenzo Alexander

Micah Hyde FS

Jordan Poyer FS

Key F.A.:
QB EJ Manuel

RB Mike Gillislee (R)
RB Reggie Bush
FB Jerome Felton
WR Marquise Goodwin
WR Percy Harvin
WR Justin Hunter
WR Brandon Tate
TE Chris Gragg
OG Ryan Groy (R)
DT Corbin Bryant
DT Leger Douzable
RT Jordan Mills
ILB Brandon Spikes
ILB Zach Brown
OLB IK Enemkpali
OLB Ramon Humber
OLB Lerentee McCray
CB Corey White
SS Colt Anderson
SS Robert Blanton
FS Sergio Brown
FS Jonathan Meeks (R)
FS Duke Williams
P Colton Schmidt (R)
Key F. A, Lost:

WR Robert Woods

CB Stephon Gilmore

SS Aaron Williams

The Team: I had this pick. I had Bills taking Dawkins with the 95th pick. I had picks all over the AFC East, except the Jets (but they had a wacky Trumpian Draft;). I saw Dawkins as an ORG. But they will try him out at ORT, and see if he protect Taylor's right side in pass pro. Their management was an utter mess in this Draft. But I actually really liked what they did. 

If Dawkins can start at ORT next season you could argue that they had as good a set of first three picks (including all the extra picks for the massive trade down for White) as any team in the Draft. "If you were to tell me after day two that weíd be sitting here with Tre White, Zay Jones and Dion Dawkins, Iíd feel pretty good about it," the HC McDermott said. "And I was processing that before we made the moves. So I feel good about that. These guys are going to come in and compete and join our family." White will be a star. Zay blew me away at the Senior Bowl. If Peterson can increase his arm strength to Gannon's level, he will be an outright steal on Day Three.

And, Dawkins is the kind of tough bastard you need on the O-line. "If theyíre on this roster and theyíre in that meeting room, we think they can play," Bills OC Rick Dennison said. "Obviously we thought pretty highly of those guys to draft them, but weíre going to have them go out there and compete and like I said, once they show that they can handle the material, theyíll work for playing time and theyíll work for more playing time the better they get." But he will need some time.

They will give him a shot to start at ORT. "Iím happy to be employed and have a job," Dawkins said. "Iím just going to work my tail off and whatever needs to be done. Iím willing to do it." I don't like him as an OLT, but he has more potential at OLT than Moton. He might have to move inside to OG as a rookie. 

The Player: Dawkins is a big OT from Temple, who most felt would move inside to guard. "I don't know if I see him as a guard or a tackle yet, but I think he can play both," a scout said. "I like him because I think he could upgrade our pass protection inside if we did bump him to guard, but he's athletic enough to play right tackle, too." He has some suddenness in his hips, for an OL. 

Nice job pulling to the right, and crushing the LB in the hole. He is really excellent in the run game pulling to the right. He has a nice feel for when to grab and when to hit in the run game. He is great at grabbing shirt. Gets his hands outside the shoulder pads too much. He has some technique to tighten up. 

Combine: He has some nice quick feet. He looked comfortable pulling down field. He had some suddenness in his shoulder turning up field on pull drill. He has some twitch moving back. Quick feet, but hoppy. Terrific in COD in mirror. I am starting to think I would invest a Day Two pick on him. 

I think he has a shot with his 34" arms at ORT. "We had a chance to add another good football player," McDermott said. "I see him competing." He can punch the outside shoulder of the rusher, and then turn and run with his hands in their shirt nicely.†

Terrific run blocker. "Iím truly blessed to have the opportunity to block for LeSean McCoy and whoever else is in the backfield," Dawkins said. "And just to even be playing next to other NFL linemen is a true blessing." I thought he was great at the Senior Bowl.

Nice feet zone blocking to the left. Very physical blocker. Plays with nice lean in run game. Likes to grab shirt and helmet butt on play action to hold the DE on the line. Great size. He can shove the DE into the OLG, and go and get the LB on the second level. Excellent athleticism moving forward and sideways. 

The Reason: He played OLT last season. "We had a chance to add another good football player," McDermott said. "I see him competing. The great part about Dion is he can play both tackle and guard. Heís done that. Heís been right and left and thatís important. Heíll go right into that mix." He could end up as the starting ORT.

But he likely will start inside as a rookie. "We knew that," McDermott said. "Thatís part of what you evaluate when you make this kind of move. You have to understand thatís the other end of the deal. At the same time, the caliber of the player had to be evaluated and we feel good about it." He also played some ORG at Temple.
Terrific versatility to play or backup maybe four positions. "You do your homework and you look at the needs, whether it was my former situation or not," McDermott said. "I saw they did pick a tackle after us so who knows? You never know. Iím sure they got the player that they wanted. We got the player that we wanted and thatís what is most important for us." He can move laterally very well on the 2nd level to take out the LB.

He is a better athlete than given credit. "This was a situation where if our player was there we were going to look to do something as opposed to sitting around," McDermott said. "And we were able to do some things with that 1st-round pick where we gained some ammunition to be able to move some things around. We accrued some picks and weíve had to package some things to get some guys, but theyíre guys that we believe in." He is terrific pulling to the right.
I have absolutely no doubt he can play OLG in the NFL. "The importance of running the football in this climate and philosophically what I believe in and what we believe in on the important of running the football and controlling the line of scrimmage. The great part about Dion is that he can play both. He can play tackle, he can play guard." I think playing OLT might be pushing it with his feet. 
I just think he has a shot to slide in at ORT, and really help out Taylor. "You look at how well he was coached in college," McDermott said. "A former NFL offensive line coach was who coached him in college. The program he came from you canít say enough about what theyíve done at Temple." When Taylor gets in trouble, he likes to take off to his right.
Having a big tough ORT who can help him escape the pocket to his right would be a tremendous benefit for Tyrod. "Iím just going to work my tail off and whatever needs to be done, Iím willing to do it." Dawkins said. "Iím a good run blocker and pass protector and Iím just happy to have the opportunity to protect." This was another easy pick for the best Draftnic in the the Universe, and beyond...

Second Choice: Roderick Johnson OT

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Impeachment Proceeding!

First off what Jared was doing is not a "Backdoor". A "Backdoor" is a legal way to have private conversations with other world leaders for the benefit of America. What Jared set up was a Covert/Illegal/treasonous communication with a foreign enemy who was ATTACKING US! And let's be clear again: 

300,000 Citizens were taking off the voter rolls.

As Jared was trying to commit treason in the Russian Embassy,

Putin and the Red Army were attesting to destroy the heart of our Democracy.

Thank God for Citizen Leakers, or President Bannon and Herr Dictator Trump

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32.

64.

Panthers

Defense: 4-3

*Taylor Moton

ORG/ORT W. Michigan

6-5 1/4, 319, (O) 5.18, 

21 Reps, 34" Arms,

9'1" Broad, 30.5" Vert, 

4.58 SS 7.73 SS,  

 

Christian McCaffrey

RB/WR Stanford

 

*Kevin King- 

CB Washington

DB, RB, WR, OL, ORT, DB, DE

2017 Picks:

1-8 Christian McCaffrey RB Stanford
2 (40) Curtis Samuel RB/WR Ohio ST
2 Taylor Moton, OT W. Michigan
3 (77) Daeshon Hall, DE, A&M
5 (152) Corn Elder, cb, Miami
6 Alexander Armah DE W. Georgia
7 (233) Harrison Butker, K GeorgiaT

 

2016 Picks:

1-30 Vernon Butler, DT, Louisiana T.

2 (62) James Bradberry, CB, Samford

3 (77) Daryl Worley, CB, WVU

5 (141)  Zack Sanchez, CB Oklahoma

7 (252) Beau Sandland, TE, Montana State

Key F.A. Signed:

OLT Matt Kalil

DE Charles Johnson

OLB Julius Peppers

DT Kawann Short (Tagged)

DE Mario Addison

DE Wes Horton (R)

CB Captain Munnerlyn

SS Mike Adams

Key F.A.: 
WR Corey Brown (R) 
WR Laron Byrd (R) 
WR Brenton Bersin
OG Donald Hawkins (R)
OG Andrew Norwell (R) 
OG Chris Scott
ORT Mike Remmers
DT Kyle Love
ILB AJ Klein
FS Michael Griffin
FS Colin Jones
CB Leonard Johnson
CB Robert McClain
CB Teddy Williams

Key F.A. Lost:

WR Tedd Ginn, Jr. 

FB Mike Tolbert 

DT Paul Soliai 

The Team: I had the right position, but the wrong player (Roderick Johnson). I don't like this pick at all. I know I am in the minority here (big surprise;). Do they move him inside as a rookie, or give him a shot at ORT? That is the question here. He is an excellent worker, who will do everything they asked him to do on and off the field.

I thought he really struggled out in space sometimes last season. "None whatsoever. I've seen Taylor take on Khalil Mack," his OL coach Bill Kenney said. "Who is a pretty good player. We've got some pretty fine football players in the MAC obviously, and that bears itself out in the draft and the performance of the athletes when the rubber hits the road on Sundays." He is not a good mover going backwards in pass pro.

If you want to tell me will be all-Pro ORG I could live with that. "He spent a lot of time in our facility," Kenney said. "We would be in breaking down film and doing our part to put together a game plan in the offensive line meeting room. The lights would be out and the door would open up, and it would always be Taylor coming in." He really looks the part. 

But he looks like he has elephant feet sometimes moving backwards. "He always found time to do a little bit extra," Kenney said. "He was always anxious to do that. Some guys would be sitting on the couch eating potato chips or whatever, and Taylor was always in that offensive line room, watching film and making notes to himself. He took almost a pro's approach to it." They are going to try him at ORT.

When he gets his hands on inside guys, he drives them back into other defenders. "I know that he was very, very excited that the Carolina Panthers called his name," Kenney said. "I know that he is very, very happy to be a part of that family, and I'm sure he's excited about getting out on the field and showing what he's made of. He's just a very special young man. I think he'll make a heck of a Panther." But his level of comp made him look better than he was sometimes.

He does have some quicks hoping inside. "He's going to give us some position flexibility," Rivera said. "He most certainly will have an opportunity to play both tackle and guard. The primary position to start off is tackle, and he'll give us depth there. We'll move him, work him on both sides and how he fits for us to give us added depth." When he plays and stays low he really looks the part.
He seems to get higher as the plays goes on. "Watching his development over the years is really one of the reasons I got into coaching," Kenney said. "He's just an outstanding young man who comes to work with his lunch pail every day and gives you maximum effort. Taylor is blessed with really unusual size: broad shouldered, tremendous lower-body strength. Those are physical gifts he has, but you realized he had a chance to be an NFL player when you saw his work ethic in action. He's blessed with a lot of physical attributes, but he brought a level of commitment, a level of passion to the weight room, to the offseason program, to the classroom." It will be interesting to see where Carolina plays him.
The Panthers need to help their QB. But then again who doesn't? They have to get an ORT to protect his back. Cam Newton seemed to fall apart mentally a little last season. 

The Reason: I thought he was a Day Three pick. "Taylor! That's a heck of a pick at the bottom of the 2nd round," Gettleman said. "That's a big-ole' powerful, tough hog molly who is smarter than this entire room. It's about value, and he's a great value there." A lot of guys really liked this guy a lot more than I did.
The less he has to move backwards the better he looks. "I'll come in, work hard every day, just do whatever I can to make the team better," Moton said. "I'm pretty solid with pass protection and run protection, run blocking. I feel like I'm someone the offense can count on, the whole team can count on. Be the best player I can be. That's all I can control. Just be better than I was the day before." He had astonishing 36" arms.
That is an ORT number. "Itís not an easy playbook we have, and his ability to pick it up as quickly as he has is tremendous," Ryan Kalil said. "Iím really, really excited about this kid. Itís still early, but man, this kid is really strong. Heís really athletic and heís really eager to learn." They have to take hits off of Cam.
They have to stop purposely adding hits to Cam as well. "That's tough because this is different. It might have to be this playbook because there's a lot more that goes into the playbook and football in the NFL than there was in college," Moton said. "This is a huge adjustment, but I'm getting more and more used to it and I'm feeling really confident with it." They need him to step in and start at ORT.
Whether it is at ORT or ORG, he will help the run game right away. "Yes, heís going to have to be ambidextrous," Rivera said. "Heís going to be able to help us in terms of that and give that added depth." This is another great pick that takes the ball out of Cam's hands on run downs. 
Between McCaffrey and Samuel, they should never have Cam run a stupid QB option again. "That same day I started working left tackle sets. I just know the more I can do, the more valuable I am," Moton said. "Itís a little different, but the more reps I had with it the more comfortable I got, Iím going to get right back in the playbook." The more Moton helps them in the run game, the less hits Cam has to take off and run.

The Player: He started every game at ORT at Western Michigan in 2016 and 2014, and wants to play there next season as well. "That is it," Moton said. "That is what Iíve been told. My goal is to get on the field and help out the team however I can. Thatís what Iíve been told. That Iíve been drafted as a tackle." They want him to start at ORT on Day One.

Georgia Southern 2015: He might have to move inside at OG as a rookie. He had 13 starts at ORG in 2015, and was much better. He had no trouble stuffing the big DTs right at the line. Nice power blocking down on the NT to jolt him sideways. He did get too high against some smaller DEs, but was still just too big against small school DE for them to do anything about it. He had some nice agility chipping on the DE, and then getting to the 2nd level to hit LBs. He was better short setting in pass pro, where he rarely took more than two steps backwards. He would also move forward sometimes in pass pro at ORG in 2015. We was an absolute beast when he clamped onto DLs with his powerful hands, and kept his feet moving forward. He is a huge powerful man.
Memphis: I like his technique in kickslide, sometimes. "I remember vividly, the O-line coach, Coach Brown, came and worked me out at my pro day" Moton said. "Talking to him, they seem to really like me and we hit it off pretty well. I felt like this was definitely somewhere I couldíve ended up. I was really happy it worked out." He is not the fastest, but he has some nice heavy hands to shake the edgerusher with a punch. He is elite at short setting in pass pro like an OG. He is too inconsistent moving backwards.

Nice power pushing the DE straight back on short yardage. "How I would describe myself as a player is come in: work hard every day, just do whatever he can to make the team better" Moton said. "Just someone who is finding however he can to be the best teammate he can be, and just be everything he can be. Be the best player he can be. Thatís all I can control. Just be better than I was the day before. Just trust the process." He can definitely shift inside to ORG. 

He might be the best run blocker in this Draft. Amazing power and hands moving forward. When he crashes into a DL or LB he holds on better and longer than any other blocker in this Draft. He instantly impacts the run game of whoever takes him at ORG. 

Wisconsin: Nice lateral burst to get in front of the DT in pass pro. When he shifts inside to block the DT, he controls him with his hands and balance. Very nice feet moving backwards. Gets his hands out wide too much, but he can stuff blockers. He was stuffing the Wisconsin rushers at the start of the game. When an excellent edge rusher gets under him, he can hold on and move his feet and slow him to the QB. He is elite at anything you need an OL to do moving forward.

2016 Senior: Invited to 2017 Reeseís Senior Bowl. Moved back to right tackle after playing right guard last year and again at right tackle in 2014. Set Western Michigan record for most starts in a career with 52. Started every game in his career. Named MAC Scholar-Athlete of the week following game vs. Kent State. He is part of a Bronco offensive line that was ranked No. 4 in the country by Pro Football Focus. The team ranked 24th in the country in rushing offense and allowed just 15 sacks on the year, the 11th fewest total in the country. Opened holes for team to run for over 300 yards three times. Paved the way for Jarvion Franklin to rush for a WMU program-record 281 yards on the ground at Akron (10/15).
2015 Junior: Named All-MAC Third-Team. Named to Academic All-MAC Team. Started all 13 games at right guard. Made his first career start against No. 4 Michigan State (9/4). Helped pave the way for 401 yards rushing against Ohio (10/17) in the second half. Blocked for the MAC Freshman of the Year and Popeyes Bahamas Bowl MVP Jamauri Bogan who finished with 1,051 rushing yards and 16 TDs on the season. As a team, the Broncos were second in the MAC and 29th in the country with 204.6 yards per game on the ground.
2014 Sophomore: Started all 13 games at right tackle. Named Academic All-MAC. Made first career catch after a deflected pass in win at Bowling Green (10/18). Helped produce MAC Offensive Player of the Year and MAC Freshman of the Year in running back Jarvion Franklin.
2013 - Redshirt Freshman: Started all 12 games, making collegiate debut at Michigan State (8/30). Appeared in most snaps of season with 87 against Nichols (9/7)
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2012 Freshman: Redshirted

Wisconsin Redo:

He moved his feet a little quicker in 2016. But was not told to kickslide on every pass. He more waited at the pass, to try and grab the rushers shirt. See, he doesn't slide back at all in pass pro (:01). He does even take one step backwards here in pass pro (:28). He gets two quick steps back, but doesn't cover a lot of ground (:38). His best asset is that he is so powerful that once he grabs shirt the rush is done. But he is not capable of playing ORT moving backwards yet.

He is so good moving forward, and power sealing on the edge (:58). He sometimes looks like he can kickslide backwards in pass pro at ORT. Smooth feet there, but not twitchy. Still only two kicks back (1:35). He kicked back four or five times there, but lost Biegel (1:01). The further back he goes, the worse it gets.

He slides inside, and adjusts to Biegel's quick lateral hop outside (1:51). Nice cut off inside. He showed a little bolt of twitch to match Biegel's inside burst (2:11). You can see he is nervous before the snap. He took two long kicks back there, but lost some balance (2:41). He will show a smooth kickslide sometimes, just the way you want to see it (2:59). But what also helps him is his incredible upper body strength. When he clamps on the rusher he is usually done. He turned and knocked Biegel right off his feet. 

Okay, I think I showed all that I wanted to show. He is inconsistent moving backwards and the primary asset an OL has to have is consistency. He does flash the feet to move backwards at ORT in pass pro sometimes. But not enough for my taste. However, when you see him run blocking he looks like an All-Pro ORG, and is very effective short setting at, or like, an ORG.

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131.

Patriots

Defense: 2-5

 

Deatrich Wise
DE Arkansas
6-5 1/4, 274,†

(O) 4.92, S-1.7,†
35 5/8" Arm! 22 Reps, 

33" Vert, 10'5" Br, 

7.07 3-Cone, 4.36 SS,

 

Brandin Cooks

WR Saints

 

Kony Ealy- 

DE/OLB Panthers

 

Conor McDermott

OLT UCLA

CBRB, OLB/PR, TE, OL, 

2017 Picks:

3 Derek Rivers OLB Youngstown ST
3 (85) Antonio Garcia, OT, Troy
4 (131) Deatrich Wise, DE, Arkansas
6 (211) Conor McDermott OT UCLA

 

2016 Picks:

2 (60) Cyrus Jones, CB, Alabama
3 (78)  Joe Thuney OG, NC State
3 (91) Jacoby Brissett, QB, NC State
3 Vincent Valentine, DT, Nebraska
4-112 Malcolm Mitchell WR Georgia
6 Kamu Grugier-Hill LB E. Illinois
6-214 Elandon Roberts LB Houston
6 (221) Ted Karras, G, Illinois
7-225  Devin Lucien WR Arizona St

FA- DJ Foster RB Arizona ST

Key F.A. Signed:

WR Brandon Coleman

RB Rex Burkhead

TE Dwayne Allen

DE Kony Ealy 

DT Alan Branch

DL Lawrence Guy

ILB Dont'a Hightower

CB Stephon Gilmore

Jason McCourty CB???

SS Duron Harmon

Key F.A.: 

RB LeGarrette Blount

RB Brandon Bolden
FB James Devlin
OT/TE Cameron Fleming (R)
DE Gregg Scruggs
OLB Barkevious Mingo

Key F.A. Lost:

CB Malcolm Butler (R)  

ORT Sebastian Vollmer

TE Martellus Bennett

CB Logan Ryan

DE Chris Long

DE Jabaal Sheard

ST Barkevious Mingo

The Team:  We learned a lot about this team moving forward in this Draft, and where BB felt vulnerable. They only drafted O-Tackles and D-end/Passrushers, just like I told you they would before the Draft. I see Rivers as more of an OLB in the Pats odd fronted schemes, and Wise as more of a base D-end in Even fronts and maybe a 5-tech who can rush in Odd fronts. Both might be better served getting the Hellenic Flu, and finding themselves on IR for the season. 

However, the Pats did lose Long and Sheard to free agency, and Ninkovich looked like he was slowing down in the rush last season. "That's what I did, move both," Wise said about playing inside and outside at Arkansas. "But I donít know what the Patriots have in store for me. And I'm open to any suggestions they have." They do have some openings at D-end and OLB.

Wise certainly fits their system. "The one thing Iíve learned in my last 12 years being a head coach at this level is that, to me the people who really have success are the ones that understand what a player may be in college, and what he can project to be at their level with the right development, with the right system, with the right plan," the HC at Arkansas Bielema said. "Thatís why I think Coach Belichick and the Patriots do so well. They [pick] guys to play specific roles and let them develop into it. I think they recognize the value of what these guys are going to be." Bielema has studied what BB does for years.

He has incorporated the Patriots system into his system at Arkansas. "One of the things I was able to do several years back is go visit there and be into that system, on the inside, and see what they do and what they believe in," Bielema said about being invited into the BB inner sanctum a few years ago. "I do think the way we do things here: doing things right, being coachable, the development phase of things, are very, very common. I have nothing at the level of what those guys accomplished. But itís fun to see our guys go up there and have success." BB taking a guy from Bielema's system is not an accident.
Wise was trained by an HC who coached with Ferentz at Iowa for five years. "My strength as a player is my versatility, my power, and my football IQ," Wise said. "With those three things combined, [it] makes me the player who I am today. Just the relentless mindset that I carry while having those three attributes [were] why [I'm] who I am today." Bielema was introduced to BB in 1999. 

Wise is a big rusher with some great quicks. "We start at the bottom and try to work our way up," BB said about the rookies at minicamp. "You'd have to ask them what their thoughts are. We just try to get them caught up to what we're doing. So just don't take anything for granted. Just work from the bottom up." Rivers is an explosive speed rusher, who can run the arc like no one else on the current roster. 

They had to find a speed rusher to loosen things up inside for all their excellent inside rushers. "I've watched him a few times," Wise said about Chandler Jones. "I was also compared to him by a few people: similar body styles, similar play styles. We have long arms. We're real good with our first step. Great coming around the edge rushing the passer. He's a relentless, aggressive player, and I model my game similar to his." Wise showed he could be a nice edge rusher at the Shrine.

I always tell Pats fans to pay attention to the All-Star games. "It was very important. Very important," Wise said about the Shrine Game. "I told myself, since I'm healthy, I want to show the world, show the coaches, show people, when I'm healthy, that I can pretty much do [what I did] my junior year, and I'm still that same guy. I wanted to show all my attributes. I wanted to show: my speed, wanted to show my football IQ, wanted to show my versatility, my power, And I believe that I did a real good job of doing that at the East-West Shrine Game." All four players they drafted played in the Senior Bowl or the Shrine game. 

Those two all-star games give the Senior players a huge jump going into training camp, after they're drafted. "It was exciting," Flowers said. "Once I got that phone call it got real quiet, and then once my name went across the screen. My family, my girlfriend, my friends around me just jumped for joy. It was a very joyful moment." They get tutored extensively in not only an NFL system, but the NFL classrooms, film studies, and the work ethic it takes to succeed in the NFL.

He is already working with Patriot coaches. "They've got a long way to go," BB said. "They've been on their own for a long time: five, six months, whatever it's been since the end of their college season. Now they have a team. Now they have more structure. So they're adjusting to that." It is all about hard work for them now.

One of the reason Wise fell is that his NFL position is not clearly defined. Which in some ways the Pats like. I don't see him as a 3-4 edgerusher at all. He is 4-3 Base End, but at 275-pounds is a little oversized. He played 5-tech at Arkansas. But as a 275-pound 5-Tech, he is a little undersized in the NFL. However at the Shine Game he showed that he could be effective as a burst off the ball base End. Which is not what he did at Arkansas.

At Arkansas he was a stack and shed, run-first, D-End. "How does he use whatever assets and strengths that he has and can we get him to a point where it actually can be productive on the field?" Caserio said. "Everybody's got different shapes. Everybody's got different body types. I wouldn't say that's really a big part of the evaluation. There's not a lot of guys with that type of length, but what does that transfer over onto the field? Ultimately, that's the most important thing." His height and 35.5" arms are a great asset in the Pats system, which is more like Arkansas' System than the 85 Bears'. 

Wise was also injured last season. He played in a Stack and Shed system one-handed, and then with a bum shoulder. "Physically limited, yes" Wise said about last season. "I came into the season with a hand injury and then four or five weeks into the season, I had that shoulder injury. It was difficult. It was tough to play with those injuries, but I persevered through them and that's what happened." That is not a recipe for success in a system that you have to play at arms length. 

But like a Patriot in training, he won't let his misfortunes last season be used as excuses. "I would say no, but last year was last year" Wise said about his injuries lowering his production last season. "Iím moving on to the future now. And thatís all Iíve got to say about that." If he was healthy last season, he would have improved on the 8 Sacks he had as a junior, and would not have been available in the 4th Round.

The Player: 4/12 Deatrich Wise: Day Two Rusher: Part X.

He played better in 2015, when he was healthy, than in 2016 when he suffered hand and shoulder injuries. But he was named team captain in 2016. He had 8 Sacks in 2015, and was expected to produce more in 2016. He was only able to garner 3.5 Sacks and 5.5 TFL in 2016.

He stepped up into the leadership position when Flowers left. "It was a great relationship, an older brother-type relationship," Wise said about Flowers. "He was a mentor to me throughout his last two years, my first two years. He taught me how to do certain things, taught me how to watch film, taught me how to play certain positions, and on top of all that just the mindset to play and the mindset you have to have to go into a game, go into a practice, go into life. I have a good relationship with Trey and looking forward to meeting up there and working with him." Anything that can help him adjust to New England as a rookie is all good.

He watch Flowers in the Playoffs. "It was great to watch him," Wise said. "Working with him in the past, I knew what he was capable of. I know Trey from a player standpoint, from a brother, as a teammate. And just watching him emerge over the years was great. I always knew that he had that in him, and I know heís not done yet." Now he is going to be playing next to him again. 

One thing BB learned from Parcells is that the more a prospect talks about his father the better he tends to take to coaching, and especially hard coaching. "Heís been the biggest influence in my life," Wise said about his father. "Heís my best friend, my hero, my dad. Heís my physical, mental and spiritual partner. He helps me out with everything, whether itís football, whether itís not football. Itís everything. He always taught me, like how to conduct myself. Taught me the ins and outs of football. And he always shared his story of when he was drafted, and his process through the league. And it was an honor to have that and to share that with him today." His father was drafted by the Seahawks, but ended up playing in Canada for two seasons.

Old school coaches love it when prospects have family members who played football at a high level. "I saw one picture of him playing, didnít see any videos," Wise said. "Most of the stuff that he told me was just have a positive mindset going into it and have an open mindset. Learn how to be coachable, because when you come into a new area donít act like you know everything. Just learn how to embrace everything. Learn how to trust what the coaches are telling you, what the people around you are telling you and just be a professional. And he just taught me how to take care of my body so that my career can last long and that stuff." He has all the old school tricks that have a history of showing that he will succeed in the NFL.

His DL-coach at Arkansas even coached in the NFL. "It was great," Wise said. "I had chance to know what NFL coaching was like. He coached in the league for a few years and he knows what it takes to get to the league. He knows the ins and outs of it. Just to have an ex-coach coaching me was great. He taught me a lot of technique. Trey is very technical. For me to have three years with Coach Segrest, he taught me a lot about technique and things to be successful while playing D-line." He sounds like a Patriots player already.

Senior (2016): SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week (Sept. 6). East-West Shrine Game Invitation. NFL Scouting Combine Invitation. Served as a team captain Ö Played in 13 games with eight starts Ö Totaled 49 tackles Ö Ranked tied for third on the team with 5.5 tackles for loss and second with 3.5 sacks Ö Forced a fumble, led the team with seven quarterback hurries and broke up three passes Ö 49 tackles tied for third-most on the team and tied for most among defensive linemen Ö Started the first eight games Ö Posted at least one-half tackle for loss in each of the first five games and in seven contests overall Ö Recorded at least one-half sack in each of the first three contests and four games overall Ö Tied for the team lead in tackles in two games.
Junior (2015): SEC Community Service Team. Phil Steele All-SEC third team. SEC Co-Defensive Lineman of the Week (Nov. 30). Played in all 13 contests Ö Led the team, tied for sixth in the SEC and ranked 39th nationally in sacks (8.0) Ö Led the SEC in sacks during conference play (8.0) Ö Registered 4.5 sacks against ranked opponents, good for second in the SEC and tied for sixth nationally Ö Led the SEC and tied for 10th nationally in sacks per game against ranked opponents (1.13) Ö Recorded a sack in each of the last four regular-season contests, totaling seven over that stretch Ö Paced the SEC and ranked second nationally in sacks during the month of November (7.0) Ö Forced three fumbles, including one in each of the last two regular-season contests Ö 19 of his 31 tackles came in the last five games of the season Ö Tied with teammate and linebacker Brooks Ellis for the team lead in quarterback hurries (5) Ö Led all Razorback defensive linemen in pass breakups (3)
Sophomore (2014): Saw action in 10 contests and started once at defensive end Ö Logged 13 tackles, including 3.0 for a loss and 2.0 sacks and added three quarterback hurries Ö at No. 6 Auburn (Aug. 30): Posted a pair of tackles in the season opener Ö vs. Northern Illinois (Sept. 20): Registered two stops in the non-conference victory Ö vs. No. 20 LSU (Nov. 15): Tallied three tackles, including 1.5 sacks for a loss of 14 yards in Arkansasí shutout over the Tigers.

The Reason: This was an interesting pick. I saw Wise as more of a 5-Tech, which is what he played at Arkansas. He is not a 3-4 OLB. He has the size, quickness, and agility to be a strongside D-end in an even front. He stepped up in the Shrine game after a Senior season fighting through injury.

Like Flowers late in the 3rd, Wise was a steal late in the 4th. "The first pick there in the 4th round [was totally awesome dude]," Caserio said, sort of. "We kind of stayed and picked. And picked Wise, a defensive end from Arkansas. A guy we spent a lot of time with [him]: brought him in for a visit, worked him out, did some different things with him. He has some experience. He played in a good program. Coach Bielema does an outstanding job. [We have] a lot of respect for his program and the players that they put out. Trey Flowers is a good example." Bielema has consciously worked to copy the Patriots system for years.

And as you would expect, a 7.07 in the 3-Cone Drill is a great number for a 275-pound man. "I mean, the player's body composition, his measurables, they're a part of it to a degree," Caserio said. "Ultimately, it's going to come down to player performance and then how do they utilize, if they have a strength, how do they utilize that strength or can we get them to a point where they can actually utilize whatever it may be: whether it's his speed, whether it's his quickness, whether it's his strength, whether it's his explosiveness, his power, regardless of the position. I think it's a part of the composition. You're evaluating that." That is a tough number for a Linebacker to get, never mind a college 5-Tech. 

They will likely start him out behind Flowers, and let the old teammates work together. "Let's say the guy is a sophomore," Caserio said. "You're watching Trey Flowers as a senior. Look, Flowers is in the draft. We know this guy. We're going to have to go through the process and be ready for him, but this guy over here that's a sophomore (Wise). Like is he going to come out as a junior? I mean, look, he may or may not, but you'll evaluate him. Maybe your focus isn't as much on that particular player. You're focused on maybe the seniors. We try to stay ahead on that as much as you can. Look, when the guy's a freshman when he walks on campus, do you notice him? I mean, maybe, if the guy's out there with the rest of the team and he's the star as a true freshman. You're probably going to keep an eye on that guy, especially in a conference like the SEC." Though they are different players.

The Pats have been watching his progress over the past three seasons. "Look, the players are there. We don't just skip the player and say, 'He's an underclassman or he's a sophomore. Let's not worry about him,'" Caserio said. "Well, at some point, we're going to have to do him. We try to stay ahead on the process as much as we can. We're not evaluating the player, but you take notice of that and you're prepared for that so that in the event that guy makes a decision, you're not going, 'Oh my gosh, let me go back. I've got to start my process again.' I mean, look, were we watching Wise when we were watching Trey Flowers? I'm not saying that, but if you notice a few plays here and there, you make a note." It looks like he took more than one note on Wise.

Flowers is more of an explosive inside rusher, who has that knack for getting low and digging under blockers. "I would say, typically, most of these guys were seniors," Cesario said. "So probably junior year. I mean, you're doing work. If you have an idea that maybe a player could be a potential early declare. So as an example, when you're watching Arkansas, if you're watching them a year or two ago, we were watching Trey Flowers. Okay who is [the underclassman] on the field? (Wise) alright, what year is this guy? This guy's a sophomore. This guy's a junior [Wise]. At some point, you're going to have to do those players anyways. So your focus isn't on maybe that player at the time. But maybe a guy jumps out of the film a little bit, and you're making the notes as you go. So you're prepared." Wise is more high hipped and long legged than Flowers, and doesn't get near as low in the rush. 

He was excellent in the Shrine game with his hands against some good prospects. "We know what years these guys are," Caserio said. "So when they're a freshman, you start to keep a file on the guy and they go in the database. I'd say probably in a two to three year window. There were some redshirt sophomores in this draft this year who have only been on campus for three years. Maybe they've only played one year of actual football. They redshirt and then they don't really play, they're a backup and then they start their redshirt sophomore year. So, are you ready for that guy? Well, you might have to be, and if the guy's starting, he must be a pretty good player. There's really no specific timetable. We're going to start watching them here. Look, we're watching the players. Whenever they declare, they declare and then we'll dig a little bit more and drill down and do a little bit more work and then kind of pick it up from there." He is a great stack and shed player, as most Arkansas DLs are. 

They play in a very structured two-gap system, and are expected to control their gaps before they rush. Where he stands on the Pats D-line will be determined later. He has a great blend of size, strength, and super surprising quicks and agility. I hate to go back to the 3-Cone, but when a 6-5 275-pound guy runs a WR or Safety time in the 3-Cone Drill, he showed that change of direction in the rush you need. He does have some interesting edge potential. 

Be A Citizen! Not a Subject! 

Fascist is as Fascist does. Beware American. President Jerkballs is pulling the cowardly republican Senate closer and closer to the cliff.

Amendment I. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances:

THE DAY DEMOCRACY DIED. Only Dictators fire everyone who investigates their illegal and treasonous activity. 

Impeachment Proceeding!

First off what Jared was doing is not a "Backdoor". A "Backdoor" is a legal way to have private conversations with other world leaders for the benefit of America. What Jared set up was a Covert/Illegal/treasonous communication with a foreign enemy who was ATTACKING US! And let's be clear again: 

President Stupid has separated America from the rest of the civilized World, 

and now we sided with terrorist. 

Now our allies are the Russian Cyber Terrorist. 

Now we are equals with Syria IN THE NUMBER ONE THREAT TO OUR WORLD.

President Bannon made a Billion dollar Arms Deal with Saudi Arabia,

TO ARM

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TOM's Tapes:

5/14 Conor McDermott: He Could Be Next.

5/04 Hassan Reddick: Reminds Me OF Jamie Collins.

4/26 Solomon Thomas: Explosion.

4/26 Taco Charlton: Day One Rusher: Part II.

4/26 Curtis Samuel: Most Versatile Weapon In the Draft.

4/25 Malik McDowell: When He Wanted To.

4/25 Joss Dobbs: Fight For Consistency.

4/25 Miles Garrett: The Best Rusher In The Draft.

4/24 Nate Peterman: Toughest QB In The Draft.

4/24 Zay Jones: Attacking Into Day Two.

4/24 Derek Barnett: Fight For Consistency.

4/24 Samaje Perine: Tough, Strong, and Faster than you'd Think.

4/23 Jordan Leggett: Leaping Into Day Two.

4/23 Jaleel Johnson: All Out All The Time Guy.

4/22 Cooper Kupp: Wacky Spread WR: Part II.

4/22 Chad Hansen: Wacky Spread WR: Part I.

4/20 Josh Reynolds: Catch and Release.

4/19 DeMarcus Walker: Day Three Rusher: XI.

4/19 Ahkello Witherspoon: 3rd Round Corner. Part 1.

4/19 Rasul Douglas: 3rd Round Corner. Part II.

4/18 JuJu Smith-Schuster: Trying To Slip Into the 1st.

4/14 Ryan Ramcyzk: Blindside One Year Wonder.

4/13 Forest Lamp: Run Forest Run.

4/12 Deatrich Wise: Day Two Rusher: Part X.

4/12 Trey Hendrickson: Day Two Rusher: Part IX.

4/08 Ryan Anderson: Day Two Rusher: Part VIII.

4/08 Tyrus Bowser: Day Two Rusher: Part VII.

4/01 Tanoh Kpassagnon: Day Two Rusher: VI.

4/08 Tim Williams: Day Two Rusher: Part V.

4/09 TJ Watt: Day Two Rusher: Part IV.

4/10 Tarell Basham: Day Two Rusher: Part III.

4/12 Derek Rivers: Day Two Rusher: Part II.

4/01 Jordan Willis: Day Two Rusher I.

4/08 Christian McCaffrey: Pretty Fly For A White Guy.

4/07 Chidobe Awuzie: Reminds Me of Revis.

4/06 David Njoku: Leaping Into The 1st.

4/06 Jamal Adams: Leader of the Back.

4/01 Gerald Everett: Surprising Talent.

4/01 Fabian Moreau: The Forgotten Man.

3/30 Takk McKinley: The Waterboy.

3/30 Kevin King: Long, Tall, and Quick as a Waterbug.

3/30 Malik Hooker: Reminds Me Of Ed Reed?

3/29 Adam Shaheen: Gronk-Lite.

3/29 Marlon Humphrey: Most Physical Corner.

3/29 Gareon Conley: The Unknown Guy.

2/22 OJ Howard: One Tough SOB.  

2/18 Jonathon Allen: Inside-Out USA.

2/18 Marshon Lattimore: Best Hips In The Draft.

2017 Bio: 

5/9 Tre'Davious White Bio.

5/08 Evan Engram: Dynamic H-back.

5/08 Jabrill Peppers: Reminded Me Of Woodson?

5/7 Adoree' Jackson: Dynamic Guy.

4/27 Chris Wormley: Unknown Guy: Part II.

4/27 Jared Davis Bio: Small LB.

4/27 Desmond King Bio.

4/15 DeShone Kizer Bio.

4/15 Corey Davis Bio.

4/15 Mitch Trubisky Bio.

4/15 Deshaun Watson Bio.

12/9 Leonard Fournette Bio.

12/9 Dalvin Cook Bio.

12/9 DJ Smoot Bio.

3/18/14 Get Some One To Help Brady, Please:  Part Three- Brandin Cooks.

3/18/14 Kony Ealy: All Punch Baby.