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1st Round 2018 Draft

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Picks 12-22.

Picks 23-32.

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My Picks: 

Key Needs:

Team Moves:

23.

Atlanta

Defense: 4-3

*Maurice Hurst Jr- 

NT/3-Tech Michigan

6-2, 282, #73

ORG, OLB, TE,  NT, CB, FS, OL, DL, 

2017 Picks:

1-26 Takkarist McKinley OLB UCLA
3 (75) Duke Riley, ILB, LSU
4(136) Sean Harlow ORG Oregon ST
5 (149) Damontae Kazee, CB, San Diego State
5 (156) Brian Hill, RB, Wyoming
5 (174) Eric Saubert, TE, Drake

2016 Picks:

1 (17) Keanu Neal, S, Florida
2 (52)  Deion Jones, ILB, LSU
3 (81) Austin Hooper, TE, Stanford
4 (115) DeíVondre Campbell, OLB, Minnesota
6 Wes Schweitzer, G, San Jose ST
7 (238) Devin Fuller, WR, UCLA

Key F.A. Signed:

WR Andre Roberts

NT Dontari Poe

Key F.A.:

 

Key F.A. Lost:

 

The Team: I have Nose Tackle as their biggest need left over from last season. 

The Player: Hurst has nice strong hands to pull the OLG down, and almost off his feet, as he tries to pull himself past him. He plays NT and DT. Sheds quick inside when they run to his side. Better run stuffer as a NT. He is the guy teams double inside on passing downs.

The Reason: He kind of reminds me of Grady Jarrett. They need a Nose tackle, but the idea of putting a Grady Jarrett clone next to Grady Jarrett will make Pats fans wake up with the sweats at night.

Second Choice: James Washington WR

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

Mason Rudolph-

QB OK ST

6-5, 220, 

 

*Calvin Ridley-

WR Alabama

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

2017 Picks:

1 (27) TreíDavious 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: The Bills have been trying to get rid of Tyrod Taylor almost since they first put him in the starting lineup (even though he just led them to the Playoffs;). "Itís about moving the offense and thatís what Iíve got to look at," Bills HC McDermott said. "Get a better feel from the offensive coaches of what happened, why it happened. Thatís what you do." With two 1st in this this Draft, they have a shot at a top rated QB in this Draft. 

The Player: Rudolph is an ultra productive QB in a scary college offense. Scary meaning that QBs usually don't translate from the Air Raids offenses that he played in. He is considered a great athlete for a QB. Some question his arm, but I think he has an NFL arm. He is a guy who going to need some time behind the scene to learn the complexities of an NFL offense, and the defenses designed to stop them.

He has gotten too much hype at OK ST, and has had to try and quash some it himself. ĒI think Barry Sanders did a lot for the university and obviously won a Heisman Trophy so I think heíll always be the best from Oklahoma State," Rudolph said. "It takes a lot around you to get something like that done. Iíve been blessed with a lot of weapons to pass the ball to and it has been fun." He has handled the pressure well.

It is really so much more about the mental aspects of the game than the physical for QBs. "There were three or four decisions he made out there that were really good decisions," OK ST HC Gundy said. "In some of our read concepts, where he has three things to do, they gave him a little bit of a unique look a few times, and he did the right thing every time and resulted in big plays." They have to know so much information about their offense, players, and the particular play they are running.
Then read the defense correctly, and know where to go. "He knew it front and back," Gundy said. "He knew every category. He knew what we should be doing and why." He seems to have the mental part of the game. 

But he does have some issues. "Heís got good size," an exec said. "But his arm strength is lacking. And heís inconsistent with his accuracy." He does throw a beautiful deep ball.
As a spread QB, I like him more on Day Two. "Not as good as the media wants everyone to believe," a scout said. "Heís a Day Three guy. His accuracy isnít as good as the numbers show. His receivers make a lot of tough catches for him. Arm strength is adequate, not tops. Whatís the difference between him and Bryce Petty?" This is why drafting an NFL QB is the hardest thing to do in the NFL.

The Reason: After what they did to Peterson, he might be done as a developmental guy. "I own the decision. And as I said yesterday, I don't regret the decision," McDermott said. "I do regret the result, and there's other hands also in the result. You go back and you learn from it. I learn from it as a head coach, and I expect all to learn from and we grow and we move forward." But the consequences of that decision might force them to Draft Rudolph here.

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 heís 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. Heís 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

James Washington

WR OK ST

6', 205, #28

 

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 Teío

Key F.A.:  

Key F, A, Lost:

Brandon Cooks WR

The Team: They have one good WR, and the rest are average at best. They need to get Michael Thomas some help on 3rd and long. 

The Player: Washington is a great speed WR. He is also an elite athlete who played tennis, track, 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 donít 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. "Heís known for blowing the top off defenses, running by people, whether thatís 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, heís got a chance." He has tracks star speed, and basketball star hoops.

The Reason: Best Player Available at a bid need position pick. It doesn't get any better than that.

Second Choice: Billy Price OC

 

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

 

Chukwuma Okorafor

OLT Western Michigan

6-6, 330, #77

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 LeíVeon 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 their defense. Now they have to spend some capital on helping their aging QB.†They have to get a guy who can replace their current OLT.

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: 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: Arden Key OLB/DE

31.

Eagles

From

Vikings

Tyrell Crosby

OLT Oregon

6-5, 310, #73

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: Crosby is a moose. "He has accepted a role as a leader on this football team. Heís played unbelievably well," Oregon HC Cristobal said. 'His personality and everything is infectious. Heís fun to be around. As great of a player as he is, heís an even better human being." I am not enamored with the way he moves backward. 

But he doesn't give up the corner easily. "Iíll say it without reservation, the best lineman in the country," Cristobal said. "I say that, and I have the film to prove it as well. How valuable is he? As a player and a person, you canít describe it, truly a difference maker in every sense of the word." He is very tough to get past to hit the QB. Plus, he is a monster in the run game. 

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

*Jaire Alexander

CB Louisville

5-11, 192, #103

 

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 spent the season recovering from the loss of Logan Ryan. I also think that Butler is gone. If that happens they have to grab a CB early in this Draft. They have some good young Corners coming up. But they have limitations that have prevented them from being starters outside. 

Cyrus Jones has not converted as quickly as I expected. "[Cyrus is a] smart kid, athletic, obviously very good hands, he's got good quickness, good ball skills, led the nation in punt returns," BB said. "I think you can see his return skills out there. So, he turns the ball over defensively if he can get his hands on it. He can make plays on the ball. But he's fast, he's quick, he's smart. He obviously was well coached, played in a great system at Alabama. Nick did a great job with him, like he does with all of his defense backs down there. He's fundamentally a good technique player." He was lost in IR limbo this season. 

Jonathan Jones, while tough as nails, does have some size issues. "He's a tough kid," BB said. "We saw that at Auburn. He tackled well. I'd say he plays big for his size, he's not afraid, he's a tough, competitive kid that's willing to support in the running game and in the kicking game, very competitive on the ball. Again, his speed and overall awareness puts him in position to have the opportunity to play some balls. That's half the battle right there, being in position to do it. He's been very competitive on the ball and shown good speed, good toughness, as he did in college." So getting another young Corner could be in the cards in this Draft.

The Player: 1/07 Jaire Alexander: Reminds Me Of Logan Ryan.

The Reason: Alexander is a tough kid, who has the speed. "Iíd say thereís no such thing as too much speed [at corner]," Belichick said. "It doesnít exist. You canít coach that, either." The Pats will have to draft a CB this year.

I'm not sure the need is dire, but BB tends to go through Corners like toilet paper, because it is one of the most difficult positions to play in sports. "There are great skill players in this league, great quarterbacks, great receivers, with a lot of receiving skill, different types of skills," BB said. "There are times when defensive players, you have great coverage on a receiver, the defender is doing everything that you taught him to do, everything that he really can do, and sometimes the opponent, quarterback or receiver makes a great play. The ball is placed perfectly or (the WR) makes a great catch. Thereís not much more that you could have done. Itís just great execution on their part. Thatís professional football." If there is one in the 1st he loves, they will take him. 

Second Choice: Josh Sweat DE

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TOM's Tapes:

1/07 Jaire Alexander: Reminds Me Of Logan Ryan.

2017 Draft:

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 Jay 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: 

14/27 Chris Wormley: Unknown Guy: Part II.

4/27 Jared Davis Bio: Small LB.

4/27 Desmond King: Played Corner Like A Safety.

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.

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 itís easy for him. It doesnít look like heís working hard and heís 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 havenít 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 donít think anyone is going to catch him. Itís 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