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Key Needs:

Team Moves:

23.

Titans

*Derrius Guice

RB LSU

5-11, 212, (U) 4.51, #5

DB, 5-T, WR, TE, CB, RB, OL, DL, WR, DB, 

2017 Picks:

1 (5) Corey Davis WR, W. Michigan
1 (18) Adoree’ Jackson, CB, USC
3 Taywan Taylor WR, W. Kentucky
3 (100) Jonnu Smith, TE, FIU
5 (155) Jayon Brown, LB, UCLA
6 (217) Corey Levin OL Chattanooga
7 (227) Josh Carraway, LB TCU
7 (236) Brad Seaton, OT, Villanova
7 (241) Khalfani Muhammad, RB, California

2016 Picks:

1 (8)  Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan St

2 (33) Kevin Dodd, DE, Clemson

2 (43)  Austin Johnson, DT, Penn St

2 (45) Derrick Henry, RB, Alabama

3 (64) Kevin Byard, S, Middle Tennessee St

5 (140) Tajae Sharpe, WR, UMass

5 (157) LeShaun Sims, Southern Utah

6 (193) Sebastian Tretola, G, Arkansas

7 (222) Aaron Wallace, OLB, UCLA

7 (253) Kalan Reed, CB, S. Miss

Key F.A. Signed:

Ben Jones OC

DE Chris Baker

CB Logan Ryan

FS JJ Wilcox

Key F.A.:

 

Key F.A. Lost:

WR Kendall Wright

The Team: The Titans could use a weapon to take some heat off of Marietta. 

The Player: Guice is a beast RB. "Derrius and Arden are two ascending players," Orgeron said. "And if they do go out, they're going to make a difference on somebody else's team in the NFL, just like our guys that went out this year." He struggled with a knee injury in the first half of the season.

He has really struggled behind a crippling young O-line all season, which I think has to cost him in the Draft. "I think it’s his physicality," ND HC Brain Kelly said. "Great speed, but what really stood out to me was his ability to run over guys. Another line of great backs at LSU. And he’s feature, too. He’s going to get the ball. He’s going to get his carries. A guy you’re going to have to tackle and get down on the ground." He rarely got a seam to run through. and show his speed that he unleashed consistently in 2016. 

The Reason: If the Titans think his medicals check out? He could be the guy that takes their offense to a new level. 

Second Choice: Jaire Alexander CB

24.

Panthers

Defense: 4-3

Martinas Rankin- 

OLT Mississippi

6-5, 307, #55

DB, RB, WR(FA), OL, ORT, DB, DE

2017 Picks:

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

2016 Picks:

1-30 Vernon Butler, DT, Louisiana T.

2 (62) James Bradberry, S, Samford

3 (77) Daryl Worley, CB, WVU

5 (141)  Zack Sanchez, Oklahoma

7 Beau Sandland, TE, Montana ST

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.: 

Key F.A. Lost:

WR Tedd Ginn, Jr. 

FB Mike Tolbert 

DT Paul Soliai 

The Team: Someday the Carolina management will draft a big time OLT to help keep Cam healthy, or maybe not.

The Player: Rankins is a beast at OLT, who is so smooth and easy moving backwards in his slide. "If there is a young man that exemplifies what Kent Hull was known for both on the field and off the field, Martinas is all that and more," MSU co-OC and OL coach Hevesy said about him winning the Ken Hull Award. "Since the day he arrived in Starkville, he has developed into an outstanding player and a better teammate. Martinas has as bright of a future as anyone I have been around whether it be at the next level on the field or in the business world." If character matters than he will succeed.

The Reason: I might be in the minority here, but I think he is a starting OLT in the NFL.

Second Choice: Jaire Alexander CB

25.

Bills

Defense: 4-3

*Jaire Alexander

CB Louisville

5-11, 192, #103

 

*Calvin Ridley-

WR Alabama

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

2017 Picks:

1 (27) Tre’Davious White CB LSU
2 (37) Zay Jones WR East Carolina
2 (63) Dion Dawkins, ORT, Temple
5 (163) Matt Milano, LB, 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.:

Key F. A, Lost:

WR Robert Woods

CB Stephon Gilmore

SS Aaron Williams

The Team: They lost two starting CBs last season, and drafted one.

The Player: Alexander is a smallish CB, but one of my favorites. "I’m just nonstop," Jaire said. "Normally we’re quiet during our pregame meal, but once we hit that field it’s nonstop. I’m probably the loudest one. I just make sure my guys are right there with me. No man left behind. If I’ve got the energy, you’ve got to bring it as well." He plays strong, and is not afraid to stick his nose into run defense.

He might be the top mover in the Draft. "What Lamar gives to offense, Jaire gives to the defense." Petrino said, "He came out great. He feels really good. His legs feel great and fast, and he didn’t have any issues at all with his hands. So go through and have another great week of practice." He was listed on the Pre-season All-American team before the injury took him out of the first half of the season.

The Reason: If they paired Alexander with White, it would go a long way to maybe actually beating the Patriots in a football game.

Second Choice: James Washington WR

26.

Rams

Defense: 4-3

Orlando Brown Jr

OT Oklahoma

6-8, 345, #78

CB, WR, OLT, OC, OL, DL, LB, DL, DB 

2017 Picks:

2 (44) Gerald Everett, TE, S. Alabama
3 Cooper Kupp, WR, E. Washington
3 (91) John Johnson, DB, BC
4 (117) Josh Reynolds, WR, A&M
4 (125) Samson Ebukan, LB, E. Washington
6 (189) Tanzel Smart, DL, Tulane
6 (206) Sam Rogers, FB, Virginia Tech
7 (234) Ejuan Price, DL, Pittsburgh

2016 Picks:

1 (1) Jared Goff, QB, Cal
4-110 Tyler Higbee TE W. Kentucky
4 Pharoh Cooper WR S. Carolina
6 (177) Temarrick Hemingway TE South Carolina St.
6 (190) Josh Forrest MLB Kentucky
6 Mike Thomas WR Southern Miss

Key F.A. Signed:

QB Aaron Murray

WR Robert Woods

RB Lance Dunbar

OLT Andrew Whitworth

DT Tyrun Walker 

DE/OLB Connor Barwin

CB Kayvon Webster

Trumaine Johnson CB (Tag)

Key F.A.:  

Key F.A. Lost:

Janoris Jenkins CB

WR Brian Quick

WR Kenny Britt

The Team: Rams have a young QB. They need to help him every way they can. It never hurts to draft a young OT, and hope he can be a stalwart for years. 

The Player: Brown is the biggest OLT to come out in a while. He is huge, and has some of the longest arms in the Draft. "I'm just grinding," Brown said. "Just using this pressure and this hype to better my game and better my grind. It just helps motivate me. Understanding that wherever you all have me ranked or whatever, I've got to live up to those expectations. There's always room for improvement." He has nice quick feet, and plays with some nasty. He doesn't care about anything except protecting his QB. 

The Reason: Getting a blindside protector for their young QB can only help his development. It is all about Goff for this Franchise. If he develops into a star, the HC and GM will be geniuses. If he can't turn into a Playoff Winner than they will be fired.

Second Choice: Tarvarus McFadden CB

27.

Jaguars

Defense: 4-3

*Tarvarus McFadden

DB FLA ST

6-2, 198, #4, 

DB, OLG, TE, OC, CB, RB, OL, QB, DL

2017 Picks:

1 (4) Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU
2 (34) Cam Robinson, OL, Alabama
3 (68) Dawuane Smoot, DL, Illinois
4 (110) Dede Westbrook, WR, Oklahoma
5 (148) Blair Brown, LB, Ohio
7 (222) Jalen Myrick, CB, Minnesota
7 (240) Marquez Williams, FB, Miami

2016 Picks:

1 (5) Jalen Ramsey, CB/S, Florida St

2 (36) Myles Jack, ILB, UCLA

3-69 Yannick Ngakoue DE Maryland

4 (103) Sheldon Day, DT, ND

6 (181) Tyrone Holmes, DE, Montana

6 (201)  Brandon Allen, QB, Arkansas

7 (226) Jonathan Woodard, DE, Central Arkansas

Key FA.Signed:

WR Arrelious Benn 

TE Mychal Rivera
OLT Branden Albert 

OG/OT Patrick Omameh
OG Tyler Shatley 

DE Calais Campbell
DT Abry Jones

CB AJ Bouye 

SS Barry Church

Key FA.:

 

Key Free Lost

TE Julius Thomas

OC Stefen Wisniewski 

OLT Kelvin Beachum 

OG/OT Luke Joeckel

DE Jared Odrick

NT Roy Miller

CB Devon House 

CB Prince Amukamara

SS John Cyprien

The Team: They really need help in the interior O-line, but their will be guys, (maybe Price) in the 2nd. But when a top talent at CB falls to you, because of some young and dumb mistakes, it makes it an easy pick.

The Player: McFadden is an elite physical talent at CB. "I think it was more just trusting that he could believe in himself that he could make those plays, and now he is," ex-teammate Marquez White said. "I think he’s the best corner in the nation just being able to play the ball at his size. He can run, play the run, play the pass. He’s a huge part of our defense." He can play the ball in the air as well as anyone. 

But there are times when it just looks like he has no idea what is going on. If he can put it all together mentally, he will be a Probowler. If worse comes to worse he has the size and range to play safety as well.

The Reason: They have to get another CB to play opposite Ramsey. McFadden actually has similar size and physical talent to Ramsey. 

Second Choice: Billy Price OG/OC

28.

Saints

Defense: 4-3

Baker Mayfield

QB Oklahoma

6', 192, (U) 4.36,

 

CB, WR, DE, LB, OT, LB, CB, WR, DL

2017 Picks: 

1(11) Marshon Lattimore, CB Ohio ST
1 (32) Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin
2 (42) Marcus Williams, FS, Utah
3 (67) Alvin Kamara,RB, Tennessee
3 (76) Alex Anzalone, LB, Florida
3 (103) Trey Hendrickson, DE, FAU
6 Al-Quadin Muhammad, DL, Miami

2016 Picks:

1-12 Sheldon Rankins DT Louisville
2 (47) Michael Thomas WR Ohio ST
2 (61) Vonn Bell, S, Ohio State|
4 (120) David Onyemata, DT, University of Manitoba
7 (237) Daniel Lasco, RB, California

Key F.A. Signed:  

ORG Larry Warford

DT Nick Fairley

OLB Alex Okafor

ILB Manti Te’o

Key F.A.:  

Key F, A, Lost:

Brandon Cooks WR

The Team: Drew Brees is nearing the end. It is time to start developing a young QB to prepare for life after Brees.

The Player: Mayfield is the funest QB in College Football to watch. "Regardless of what anyone chooses to do in their life, this is an inspirational story," OK Athletic Director Joe Castiglione said. "I really do believe it's a simple yet powerful-inspiring story for an aspiring athlete, musician, dancer, anyone in life to think about what opportunities they have. The naysayers they may face. The constant pervasive rhetoric around what you can't do, and yet you can find a way to bring strength to what you can." But I don't trust the brain and personality enough to take him. He is off my Board.

But he won the Heisman. "All he wanted was a chance," Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley said. "All he wanted was a chance to be the starting quarterback [in high school]. All he wanted was a chance to be the starting quarterback at Texas Tech, Oklahoma and to earn scholarships. When he's had those chances in his life, he's proven himself." He has a chance to be a Drew Brees-type super surprise as an NFL QB. Very similar talent.

I hope he does it. "You've got to be self-confident," Mayfield said. "With social media and all sorts of things in today's day and age. There's a lot of negativity. And there's something to be said about having good-old confidence in yourself, and having a true belief. It's about facing adversity, embracing mistakes and being upfront about it and moving forward and being better in the future." But he is a cross between Brees and Manziel, and whichever side of his brain wins will determine if he is an HOF or a total coach and GM firing bust. I can't get any fairer than that.

The Reason: If you think Mayfield can play in the NFL than the only QB you can compare him too is Brees. He is very similar to the young Brees coming out of Purdue. The very idea that this comparison is to the HOF Brees to a college kid makes me sick to my stomach from the stupidity. He has similar size, athleticism, and arm as the Senior Purdue QB. But not the brain. Yet?

Second Choice: James Washington WR

 

29.

Vikings

Defense: 4-3

*Vita Vea

DL Washington

6-4, 332, #50, 

OLT, DL, LB, RB, CB, OG, OL, WR, RB, TE, DL, LB, OL, 

2017 Picks:

2 (41) Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State
3 (70) Pat Elflein, OC, Ohio State
4 (109) Jaleel Johnson, DL/NT Iowa
4 (120) Ben Gedeon, LB, Michigan
5 (170) Rodney Adams WR S. Florida
5 (180) Danny Isidora OG Miami
6 (201) Bucky Hodges, WR V-Tech
7 (219) Stacy Coley, WR Miami
7- Ifeadi Odenigbo DL Northwestern
7 (232) Elijah Lee, LB Kansas State
7 (245) Jack Tocho, CB NC State

Key F.A. Signed:

QB Case Keenum

RB Latavius Murray

WR Adam Thielen

WR Mitch Mathews
TE Nick Truesdell

OLT Riley Reiff
OT Mike Remmers
OL Jeremiah Sirles
DE Datone Jones

CB Terence Newman

CB Terrell Sinkfield

P Ryan Quigley

Key F.A.: 

Key F.A. Lost:

WR Charles Johnson

TE Rhett Ellison

ORT Andre Smith

OLT Matt Kalil
CB Captain Munnerlyn
LB Audie Cole
KR Cordarrelle Patterson
P Jeff Locke:

The Team: They don't have a lot of needs, but picking up a DL who can play every position on the D-line is never dumb.

The Player: He has a surprisingly quick burst into the OC when at the 3-Tech, on short yardage. He can fake the stunt outside, and then redirect inside. When he gets a running start he can knock the OG right off his feet. 
When he hits the QB he is dazed for a few plays. He is just a beast on the goal line. It is amazing that teams still run at him. He dismisses OGs in the run game. Amazing versatility. This season he was even lining up as a stand up OLB like Qualls did last season. Just an absolute physical freak.

The Reason: Spielman loves the best athlete available philosophy. Vea is the best player on the Board by far. He is a freak of a player who is hard to pigeon hole into a position.

Second Choice: James Washington WR

30.

Steelers

Defense: 3-4

 

James Washington

WR OK ST

6', 205, #28

 

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

2017 Picks:

1 (30) T.J. Watt, OLB, Wisconsin
2 (62) JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, USC
3 (94) Cameron Sutton, DB, Tenn
3 (105) James Conner, RB, Pitt
4 (135) Joshua Dobbs, QB, Tenn
5 (173) Brian Allen, DB, Utah
6 (213) Colin Holba, LS, Louisville
7 Keion Adams, DE, W. Michigan

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 Travis Feeney OLB Washington
7  Demarcus Ayers WR Houston
7 Tyler Matakevich, ILB, Temple

Key F.A. Signed:

RB Le’Veon Bell

RB Knile Davis

WR Justin Hunter

OLB Anthony Chickillo 

ILB Steven Johnson 

CB Coty Sensabaugh

Key Free:

 

Key F.A. Lost:

WR Markus Wheaton

OLB Jarvis Jones

ILB Lawrence Timmons

The Team: The Steelers have spent a lot of capital on the defense. Now they have to spend some capital on helping their aging QB. 

The Player: Washington is a great speed WR. He is also an elite athlete who played tennis and basketball in high school. "Then when I went and watched him play a basketball game, he jumped up to get a rebound, and his hand went to the top of the backboard and I was like, 'whoa,'" OK ST HC Gundy said. "Then I knew he was pretty good. After he was here a year, I felt like he was going to be pretty good. Did I know if he was Biletnikoff category? I don’t know if you know that then." I'm just not sure how much he does in that wacky offense that translates to the NFL. He is going to have to be completely trained on a route tree. 

He won the Biletnikoff award as the best WR in college. "He’s known for blowing the top off defenses, running by people, whether that’s a go, or post, or something short," Mason Rudolph said. "He's very well-rounded as a receiver. You look at any aspect of his game. And you put the ball in his hands, he’s got a chance." He has tracks star speed, and basketball star hoops.

The Reason: Roethlisberger is not long for the League. They need to load up the offense to make it as easy as on him as they can over the next couple of years.

Second Choice: Chukwuma Okorafor OT

31.

Eagles

From

Vikings

Chukwuma Okorafor

OLT Western Michigan

6-6, 330, #77

 

CB, OLT, OLB, RB, CB, DB,  ILB, OG, WR, DL

2016 Picks:

1 (14) Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee
2 (43) Sidney Jones CB Washington
3 (99) Rasul Douglas CB W.Virginia
4 (118) Mack Hollins, WR, UNC
4 (132) Donnel Pumphrey, RB, San Diego State
5 Shelton Gibson, WR, W.Virginia
5 (184) Nate Gerry, DB, Nebraska
6 (214) Elijah Qualls DL Washington

2016 Picks:

1  Carson Wentz QB N.Dakota ST
3 (79) Isaac Seumalo, OC Oregon ST
5-153 Wendell Smallwood RB WVU
5 Halapoulivaati Vaitai OT, TCU
6 (196) Blake Countess, CB, Auburn
7 (233) Jalen Mills, S, LSU
7 (240) Alex McCalister, DE, Florida
7 (251) Joe Walker, ILB, Oregon

Key F.A. Signed:

QB Nick Foles

WR Alshon Jeffery

WR Torrey Smith

OC Stefen Wisniewski 

Key F.A.:

 

Key F.A. Lost:

QB Chase Daniels

DE/OLB Connor Barwin

DT Bennie Logan

CB Nolan Carroll

The Team: The Eagles need an OLT to protect their Franchise QB. But it looks like they figured that out one week too late.

The Player: Okafor is a guy who is really moving up the charts. He has NFL OLT size, arm length, and athleticism. He has great long arms and balance. He looks like an NFL OLT to me.

The Reason: Now that their young Franchise is recovering from an ACL, they will pick up a guy who can protect his back.

Second Choice: Austin Bryant OLB/DE

32.

Patriots

Defense: 2-5

*Josh Sweat

DE/OLB FLA ST

6-5, 253, #9  

CB,  RB, OLB/PR, TE, DL, OT

2017 Picks:

3 (83) Derek Rivers, OLB/PR, Youngstown State
3 (85) Antonio Garcia, OT, Troy
4 (131) Deatrich Wise, DL, 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

Sketchy 2018 F.A. List: 

Dion Lewis RB

Rex Burkhead RB

Brandon Bolden RB/ST

Danny Amendola WR

Nate Solder OLT

Cam Fleming OT

LaAdrian Waddle OT

Cassius Marsh OLB

Marquis Flowers ILB

Malcolm Butler CB

Johnson Bademosi CB/ST

Matthew Slater ST/WR/DB

Nate Ebner ST/SS

The Team: I'm still stuck on an edgerusher. "A lot of players in college that play that position, the defensive end to outside linebacker to off-the-line linebackers, sometimes it's a little hard to figure out. When you're clearly a defensive end team, which we primarily are, then it's hard to take a linebacker and put him at end," BB said. "They're related. Trying to figure out whether a guy really is a linebacker, whether he's an end, whether he's a hybrid type of player, he could play off the ball even though he hasn't done it before that you kind of project in him to do that. We have a number of players that fall into that category ourselves and finding the right ones and figuring it out and, again, you only have so many spots that you can do that with." Sweat has been up and down. But he is an elite athlete who finally found that knack for hitting the quarterback. He reminds me a little of McGinest as an athlete. 

The Player: Sweat is a rusher. "Josh is really evolving into a really good player, complete player," Jimbo Fisher said. And understanding his role and how to play consistent every week, how to prepare what he's got to do weekly to be in position, mentally, physically to make the plays he has to make." He rushes from the inside and outside. 

He has also been excellent at finding the RB. "Doing a great job in the run," Fisher said. "Pass rush, has got some pressure and things. But he's done a great job in the run. Especially [with] how we had him playing. His strength and power allows him do that." He plays on both sides, and can hit the QB in a multiple of ways. 

He was FLA ST only consistent rusher this past season. "I think he’s just maturing," his Dad Washington said. "He was 17 when he went to Florida State. Just because he’s huge, everybody sees him and [says,] 'You’re an adult.' Now, he’s coming into his own body. He understands what [the coaches] want from him, and what the team wants from him." He seems to be one of those guys who is still getting better.

The Reason: Sweat is the kind of edgerusher you can put inside and/or outside. "When you're a 3-4 team, like Houston is, those defensive end to outside linebacker conversions are, I'd say, it's generally a little bit better fit and you can, I'd say, do it with more guys because that's your defense," BB said. "When you're a 3-4 team you go to camp with let's call it seven outside linebackers and you have two or three on your roster and then you add three or four or whatever it is so you have a little bit more opportunity with those players." He, Flowers, Wise, and Rivers would give them one of the best group of young edgerushers you can find. "I think Von's got a combination of a lot of skills that make him a pretty special player. He's got speed, power, he's athletic and quick," BB said about the best edgerusher. "So he can win with quickness on inside moves, counter moves. He anticipates well. He’s a smart player. He makes some plays instinctively or with some anticipation, so that he can get a half a step and jump on a play. He gets off the ball very quickly, and he's a hard guy to. It’s hard to beat him to the punch. Usually, it seems like he wins on the initial strike against the tight end or tackle a lot of the times. He plays with good pad level." They have a need for speed in the edge rush.

Second Choice: Josh Adams RB

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35.

Patriots

Defense: 2-5

Ronald Jones II- 

RB USC

6-1, 195, #25  

CB,  RB, OLB/PR, TE, DL, OT

2017 Picks:

3 (83) Derek Rivers, OLB/PR, Youngstown State
3 (85) Antonio Garcia, OT, Troy
4 (131) Deatrich Wise, DL, 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

Sketchy 2018 F.A. List: 

Dion Lewis RB

Rex Burkhead RB

Brandon Bolden RB/ST

Danny Amendola WR

Nate Solder OLT

Cam Fleming OT

LaAdrian Waddle OT

Cassius Marsh OLB

Marquis Flowers ILB

Malcolm Butler CB

Johnson Bademosi CB/ST

Matthew Slater ST/WR/DB

Nate Ebner ST/SS

The Team: The Pats have a lot of ways to go here. I have given them: Austin Bryant DE/OLB, Marcell Frazier OLB/DE, Orlando Brown OT, Mitch Hyatt OLT, and Quenton Meeks CB. So I wanted to change it up again. I'm not sure BB can take a runningback in the 1st, but we have all seen him take RBs in the 2nd.

The Player: Jones the II is a pure speed back with some top elusiveness outside and on the second level. "A nightmare for defensive coordinators to prepare for," Texas HC Tom Herman said. "A special player who is right up there with the best running backs in the nation." He is Jamaal Charles all over again.

He has really grown and developed in his three years at USC. "I'm so proud of Ro-Jo," Clay Helton said. "Everybody knows he's a great runner. But when you really look at where he is from day one when he started at USC to where he is now, he's become a better pass-catcher out of the back field. He's becoming a better 3rd-down pass-protection guy. He's really becoming a more complete player, and an every-down player. When he first came, he was a kid that you knew you could hand the ball to. Now he can go play 60-70 plays in a game, and you know he can function, and function extremely well." Freakishly strong for a smaller back.
He ran through tackles this season more than ever before. "He's got horse legs," USC RB Stephen Carr said. "It's going to take a couple of body shots to take him down." He can make you miss in a flash.

Runs behinds his eyes as well as anyone, and is great at reading blocks. "He reminded me of Jamaal Charles of the Kansas City Chiefs. That type of skill set," Martin said. "Just a guy who runs and it’s easy for him. It doesn’t look like he’s working hard and he’s running by everyone." Plus, he was the best home run hitter in the FBS.
He has the speed that every team needs. "He's got great potential," said an NFC scout. "He's what you want: dynamic." Flash, bang, and he is gone. 

He can score from any spot on the field. "I haven’t seen him get run down yet," Martin said. "No one has run him down from behind. Unless a guy has a good angle on him, I don’t think anyone is going to catch him. It’s good to have a home run hitter who can do that." But he also can get the tough yard or two inside.
Explosive bursts on the second level. "Once he sees a hole and he hits it," his teammate Aca'Cedric Ware said. "There's no catching him." He can change an Offense and a game with one well blocked lane.

The Reason: With Burkhead, Bolden, and Dion Lewis free agents to be, it might be time to pick up a true Number One Back. With the wear and tear of twenty NFL seasons starting to show on Brady this year (missing three practices last week), getting a great RB is an old QB's best friend.

With the age of Brady, the offense is going to have to change if they want him to play to 45 or 105, or whatever age they are thinking about. Having an elite runner would take a ton of pressure off Brady, and the O-line. 

It is much easier to block for a QB when you can run play action with a home run hitter like Jones II or Adams. It is much easier to protect the QB when the run game has bashed into the pretty edgerushers over and over. And it is the easiest to protection the QB when he hands the ball off to an elite runningback.

Second Choice: Mason Rudolph QB