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My Picks: 

Key Needs:

Team Moves:

15.

47.

Panthers

Defense: 4-3

Johnathan Abram

FS/SS/LB Miss ST

5-11 1/8", 205, (O) 4.45!†
35.5"Vert, 9'8" Broad,

 

*Clelin Ferrell-

DE Clemson

OLT, LB,  OC, RB, OL, DE, FS, LB,  DE, 

2018 Picks:

1 (24) DJ Moore, WR Maryland
2 (55) Donte Jackson, CB LSU
3 (85) Rashaan Gaulden, DB Tenn
4 (101) Ian Thomas, TE Indiana.
4 Marquis Haynes, OLB/DE Miss
5 (161) Jermaine Carter, LB, Maryland
7 (234) Andre Smith, LB, UNC
7 (242) Kendrick Norton, DT, Miami

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

Key F.A. Signed:

Taylor Heinicke QB

Cameron Artis-Payne RB

Matt Paradis OC
Daryl Williams ORT

Key F.A.: 
Mike Adams FS
Eric Reid SS 
Adam Bisnowaty OT

Key F.A. Lost:

Garrett Gilbert QB

Kenjon Barner RB 

Devin Funchess WR

Chris Hogan WR

Matt Kalil OLT

Thomas Davis OLB

David Mayo ILB

The Team: They need a free safety.

Four of the six D-ends from last season are free agents: Julius Peppers, Efe Obada, Bryan Cox Jr, and Wes Horton. That spells emergency. Especially since Peppers retired. 

The Player: 3/29 Johnathan Abrams: Step Aside, Gulp... Rodney.

The Reason: Abrams is a freak and a true marvel on the football field. To get him at 47 would be the steal of the Draft. Not only can he play Free Safety, he can also play LB. He lined up at the Will, Mike and Sam at Miss ST. If Davis could play LB for the Panthers than Abrams certainly can on passing downs. Which is about 75% of downs now a days.

Second Choice: Chase Winovich DE

16.

48.

Miami

Defense: 4-3

Charles Omenihu-

DE Texas

6-5, 280, 36"Arms! 

(O) 4.93, 7.48 3-Cone,

36.5"Vert, 9'7" Broad, 

4,36 Short Shuttle

 

Daniel Jones

QB Duke

 

QB, ORT, LB, TE, QB, DB, DL, WR, RB, DB, OL, RB, 

2018 Picks:

1 Charles Harris DE/OLB Missouri
2-54 Raekwon McMillan LB Ohio ST
3 Cordrea Tankersley CB Clemson
5 (164) Isaac Ariata, OG, Utah
5 (178) Davon Godchaux, DT, LSU
6 Vincent Taylor, DT, Oklahoma ST
7 (237) Isaiah Ford WR Virginia

2017 Picks:

1 (13) Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss
2 (38) Xavien Howard, CB, Baylor
3 (73) Kenyan Drake, RB, Alabama
3 (86) Leonte Carroo, WR, Rutgers
6-186 Jakeem Grant WR Texas Tech
6 (204) Jordan Lucas, S, Penn State
7 (223) Brandon Doughty, QB, Western Kentucky
7 (231) Thomas Duarte, WR, UCLA

Key F.A. Signed:

Ryan Fitzpatrick QB

Dwayne Allen TE

Clive Walford TE

Ricardo Louis WR
Eric Rowe DB

Mike Hull LB

Key F.A.:

Key F.A. Lost:

Ryan Tannehill QB

Senorise Perry RB

Danny Amendola WR

Chris Reed OG

Ted Larsen OG

Senorise Perry RB 

Brandon Bolden RB/ST

Ja'Wuan James ORT

Frank Gore RB 

Cameron Wake DE  

The Team: Dolphins need to do everything to help their QB. That starts with the O-line, again. Dolphins could lose all their starters on the D-line this off season, yeah! And this Draft is loaded with ORTs. 

The PlayerOmenihu was awesome last season. He was finally playing instinctually. He was lining up outside the ORT, and blasting off to the QB. He played a lot of 5-Tech at Texas, but last season they let him line up more as Base-End and attack the QB. It showed up with 9.5 Sacks and 18 TFL. 

Elite long arms, and he knows how to use them to keep the ORT off his shirt. He plays with great leverage, and knows how to get low and dip around the ORT. He was a different player in 2018 than in 2017. Explosive off the Edge, when they let him attack on 3rd downs, and not just read and react on every down. He has some versatility to play inside and outside. He showed he can play in a one-gap system last season, but mostly play in a two-gap read and react system. 

I love this kid. "His mindset has changed tremendously," NT Chris Nelson said. "You can see his preparation has been great. On Saturdays heís quicker, faster, heís getting of the ball. I feel like heís more confident within himself when he walks onto the field." He was the Big-12 D-Player of the year. If the Pats lose Flowers, I would not cry if the they took Omenihu in the 1st. "Having a game like that is part of the reason why I came back because thatís what I need to be doing," Omenihu said after the Baylor game where he had two sacks and 4 pressures. "I need to be having dominant performances, I need to sack the quarterback multiple times, have tackles for loss, thatís what I need to do in order to help the team." He is a great 5-Tech.He showed he had a great burst to the QB this season, when they allowed him to play base end in the rush. "When you get a grade that isnít as high as you want, thatís a factor," Omenihu said. "You look at the tape, and you have to be honest with yourself. Those dudes in the NFL are not playing no games with you. Theyíre all grown [men]. You feel me?" We knew he could win inside in Odd fronts, and he showed he could win outside this season in Even fronts. He will probably be stolen in the 2nd, hopefully by the Pats. "Once you get to that level, your technique and your mental capacity and focus have to be top notch or youíll be exposed," Omenihu said. "NFL stands for Not For Long. So once you get in? Itís either you can withstand it or you canít. If you canít, youíre not going to be there long." This guy is smart and can play. .Lot of football geeks like this kid (including me;). He has that knack for hitting the quarterback from the 5-Tech. He will probably pump up and play DT.  

The Reason: Omenihu could be there starting Strongside D-end to start the season. "I want my performance here to echo what Iíve put on tape," Omenihu said at the Senior Bowl.. "I believe I have tape showing me screaming off the edge." I mean, who the hell do they have in font of him? LOL.

Second Choice: Dalton Risner ORT 

17.

49.

Browns

Defense: 3-4

*Bobby Evans

OLT Oklahoma

6-4, 312, (O) 5.2,

34 3/4" Arms! 22 Reps,

OLT, CB, DT, WR, QB, LB, RB, DL, OL, OL, TE, TE, LB, LB, CB, FS/CB, 

2018 Picks:

1 (1) Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma.
1 (4) Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State.
2 (33) Austin Corbett, OG, Nevada.
2 (35) Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia.
3 (67) Chad Thomas, DE, Miami.
4 (105) Antonio Callaway, WR, FLA
5-150 Genard Avery,L,Memphis ST
6 (175) Damion Ratley, WR, A&M.
6 Simeon Thomas, CB, Louisiana-L

2017 Picks:

1 Myles Garrett, DE, A&M
1 Jabrill Peppers DB Michigan
1(29) David Njoku, TE Miami
2(52) DeShone Kizer, QB ND
3 (65) Larry Ogunjobi DL Charlotte
4 (126) Howard Wilson, DB Houston
5 (160) Rod Johnson, OL FLA ST
6 (185) Caleb Brantley, DT Florida
7 (224) Zane Gonzalez K Arizona ST
7 (252) Matthew Dayes RB NC State

Key F.A. Signed:

Garrett Gilbert QB

Odell Beckham Jr. WR

Kareem Hunt RB

Demetrius Harris TE

Orson Charles FB

Eric Kush OG

Bryan Witzmann OG

Kendall Lamm ORT

Sheldon Richardson DT

Carl Davis DL

Adarius Taylor ILB

Ray-Ray Armstrong OLB

Morgan Burnett SS

Key F.A.:

Greg Robinson OLT

Key F.A. Lost:

Tyrod Taylor QB

Breshad Perriman WR

Ricardo Louis WR

Darren Fells TE

E.J. Gaines CB 

Boddy-Calhoun FS/CB

The Team: The Browns have to get an OLT who can play in the NFL. This pick isn't a cheap shot at the Browns. I believe he can play OLT in the NFL. But it is close.

The Player: Evans has to play lower in the NFL. When he gets high, the speed edge guy can run inside of him and flush the QB, and then run around him to chase the QB outside. He can dance with the D-end for a very long time. He does a great job stopping the rusher outside, sideways, then hold him outside until the whistle. Murray had a habit of standing in the pocket for a very long time, longer than most QBs.

Nice job sealing the big DE outside on the goal line.  He likes to line up in a two-point stance, which is unusual for an OLT. He can sink and hit with good lean, and shove the edge rusher up and out of leverage. Terrific job catching the Edge guy on play action, and then holding on. and not letting him move off the LOS. 

He will need some help early in pass pro. "The tape (in 2018) was a little bit disappointing compared to [Sophomore season] when he was at right tackle," a scout said. "I would play him at right tackle before ever thinking of moving him inside. He has some limitations and you have to help him some, but he can be a player on the right side." I thought his Tape was better than expected in 2018.  

Nice job running the big 5-Tech lined up in front of him down the line, and opening it up for his QB to take off. He will struggle to get low when they put a big DT outside in front of him. He has to get lower. Iíd like to see him in a three point stance. Blocks with good lean. Huge man. Most versatile OL in Draft. Some think he can play every OL position except OC. But you only take him in the 2nd if you think he can play OLT. 

Iowa ST: Moves well to outside speed. He will pull to the left, and can take out the FS on the second level. He can pull to the left, and run down to the third level, take out the Safety, and lead the QB for the big gain. He moved over to OLT to replace Pace. He is huge man as well. Good job getting low and powering up. Great job grabbing shirt and not letting the smaller rush move at all. Slides back with his hands down too much. He need to keep his hands high and tight. He will duck his head sometimes. 

TCU: He has not been great, but he was great against TCU. It looks to me like he has the athleticism to play OLT in the NFL. He can pull forward to the 3rd level and take out the DB. He is a good leader who consoles his QB when he misses a wide open guy on 3rd down. When he grabs the rusher he is so good at moving his feet and dancing with D-end so he gets no closer to the QB.
Kansas ST: He can pull to the right, and is so big that he can block two guys blitzing on the right edge. Nice job moving laterally in pass pro when the QB scrambles outside behind him. This guy might be a Day Two OLT. He can really move, and is amazing power and balanced to block two defenders, I think it was an LB and a DB by himself on the edge. 
Texas: He does a great job dancing with the big rushers on the edge. He will struggle to get inside the DE on runs away. He is not a great move blocker on Zone runs. Nice job popping out to the second level and seal the LB outside. Lines up in a two point stance a lot. He has played on both sides of the line, and is a bit of a safer pick because you know he can play on the right side if he can't handle the speed on the left. 

He plays high sometimes, but when you watch him he doesn't give up anything when he looks high. He plays with great knee bend, but has a long trunk. I'm becoming one of his biggest fans.  Great strong hands. He can just grab D-end and straggle them to a stop. 

Great power blocker who can push the LB backwards and turn him sideways five yards out of the play. He doesn't move backwards enough. He has a smooth kick slide, but it is a little hoppy. Iíd like to see him against more speed. The big rushers donít challenge him at all. He has some quicks pulling to his right, but he will miss the smaller quicker guy.

2018: Named a second-team All-Big 12 selection by leagueís coaches and media ... part of an offensive line unit that won the Joe Moore Award ... started all 14 games at left tackle after moving over from right tackle in offseason.
2017: An honorable mention All-Big 12 selection by league's coaches ... an Academic All-Big 12 Second Team honoree ... started all 14 games at right tackle.
2016: An honorable mention All-Big 12 pick by league's coaches ... an Academic All-Big 12 First Team honoree ... did not play in opener against ULM and then started final 12 games at right tackle ... played 594 snaps and allowed two sacks.

The Reason: Evan is about the last guy you can rely on to be an OLT only. Browns should trade up for one the 2nd Round OLT in the first half of the 2nd. 

Second Choice: Rock Ya-Sin CB

 

18.

50.

Vikings

Defense: 4-3

Damien Harris-

RB Alabama

5-10, 216, (O) 4.57,

16 Reps, 30 3/4" Arms,

10'1" Broad! 37" Vert!

 

*Cody Ford-

OL Oklahoma

 

OL, RB, OG, FS, OLB, DT, DB, OLB, TE, DT, OL, DE, 

2018 Picks:

1 (30) Mike Hughes, CB, UCF

2 (62) Brian OíNeill, OT Pittsburgh

4 (102) Jaylin Holmes, DE, Ohio ST

5-157 Tyler Conklin, TE C. Michigan

5 (167) Daniel Carlson, K, Auburn

6 Colby Gossett OG Appalachian ST

6 (218) Ade Aruna, DE, Tulane

7 (225) Devante Downs, LB, Cal

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:

Ameer Abdullah RB

Josh Kline OG

Brett Jones OC 

Anthony Barr LB
Shamar Stephen DT

Key F.A.:  

Key F.A. Lost:

Nick Easton OC

Latavius Murray RB

Tom Compton OT 

Sheldon Richardson DT

George Iloka FS 

Andrew Sendejo SS

Marcus Sherels CB

Trevor Siemian QB

The Team: Vikings have to get some help for their QB. "It was a big factor. Youíve got a quarterback who we think is a very good quarterback," Spielman said. "To put him into that system he played in for his entire career, itís why we paid him the money we did. I donít think anyone in the building has any doubt heís going to have an outstanding season next year." Their running game didn't take pressure off the QB.

They have a great passing game, but don't have a closer. "Weíre all, myself and Coach Zimmer, going to get judged on wins and losses. We didnít make it to the playoffs this year, so weíre going to get judged on that first," Spielman said. "I think Kirk, if you look from his stats standpoint, he (Cousins) threw for over 4,000 yards and he had 30 touchdowns. We had two 1,000-yard receivers (Thielen and Diggs). but all that doesnít mean anything. All it comes down to is if you win and lose football games." They need a big RB who can run the clock out at the end of games, and draw attention on play actions.

I know Spielman loves the athletes, but you gotta gets some big uglies as well. It is the big uglies that makes all the fast guys look pretty.  

The Player: Williams is an RB who can play right away, because he is a great blocker. He can grab the blitzer bursting up the gut on the play action and stone him. He is a great power back, but he will lose power sometimes when he gets too high. Good blocker, he blocked Ferrell one on one on the edge and won. Nice speed outside to turn the corner. Gets going fast. Nice short strides allow him to turn the corner fast. Amazing inside runner. 

Amazing running through legs tackles, and spinning off another at the 2nd and 3rd levels. I would likely end up drafting him. I love the way he runs downhill, and I would probably take him over any RB in this Draft. Elite cut back. He would be a great Zone RB. He does a good job running behind and into his blockers, and then bouncing off for more yards. One of my favorite players in the Draft. I just don't see how he goes to Pats. 

Great running NFL Dives down after down. "Can get skinny and use his feet to step through the mess and find running lanes," Matt Miller wrote.. "Has no issues with ball security despite being a between-the-tackles runner. Third-down-ready as a receiver and blocker. Has soft hands but will stand in and take a lick for his quarterback." When they got in trouble, they give him the ball. 

Georgia: He has been bursting through the line of scrimmage like a rocket all season. He has been slashing through the hole faster than any other RB this season, and he is bigger and stronger as well. They keep him in to block and is excels in pass pro. Great quick move to keep moving upfield. Great strong hands to hold onto the ball. He just doesnít fumble, even with a pile trying to rip the ball out. Tough to bring down when he gets low. 

Louisville: Nice receiver out of the backfield, and once he is outside he can hurt DBs. He can really hit in pass pro. He can give a thunder-crack blocker in pass pro that you hear over everything. He will also lead block for other RBs. He run great lateral burst and power. They asked him to take a secondary role and he excelled at everything they asked him to do. Okay, I'm stopping here. I think I want to do a Tape now. He seems to hit the line a full speed every time. Reckless running style. No one flies through the line faster. 

The Reason: A big power RB like Williams can take pressure off the QB. Plus, he is great in pass pro. He can help give their QB some extra seconds for their great WRs to get open deep off play action. 

They need to get some toughness inside to block for their new RB.  

Second Choice: Nasir Adderley FS

19.

51.

Titans

Deebo Samuel-  

WR S. Carolina

6', 210, 7.03 3-C. (O) 4.48, 10'2"Br 39"V, 4.14 SS

 

**Byron Murphy

CB Washington

6-5 287, #3

 

WR, DL, TE, OG, OLB, OL, Nickel, OC, Edge, TE, OL, DL, DB. 

2018 Picks:

1 (22) Rashaan Evans, ILB, Alabama
2 (41) Harold Landry, DE, BC
5 (152) Dane Crulkshank, FS, Arizona.
6-199 Luke Falk, QB, Washington ST.

2017 Picks:

1 (5) Corey Davis WR, W. Michigan
1 (18) Adoreeí 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

Key F.A. Signed:

Ryan Tannehill QB

Adam Humphries WR
Kevin Pamphile OT
Rodger Saffold OG

Cameron Wake EDGE
Kenny Vaccaro SS

Key F.A.:
QBrian Orakpo OLB 
Derrick Morgan OLB 
Bennie Logan DT 
Brynden Trawick SS 
Quinton Spain OG 
Kenny Vaccaro SS 
Kevin Pamphile OG 
Will Compton ILB 
Nate Palmer ILB 
Luke Stocker TE 
Kendrick Lewis FS
Jalston Fowler FB 
David Fluellen RB
Tye Smith CB 
Deontae Skinner OLB

Key F.A. Lost:

 

The Team: They need to get a weapon to help their young QB. But I'm not a fan of the WRs here. However there is a big fast guy who can catch the ball like a WR available. 

Vrabel is build a terrific defense down in Tennessee. It could be scary the next few years if he can pick up a Number One Corner. 

The Player: 2/20 Deebo Samuel: The Best Slot/Speed WR In 2019 Draft. But...

The Reason: He could be the guy that takes their offense to a new level. I need to change their 1st Round pick. 

Second Choice: Taylor Rapp FS

20.

52.

Steelers

Defense: 3-4

Oshane Ximines

Edge Old Dominion

6-3, 253, (O) 4.78, 

24 R, 33"A, 

34"V, 9'10 Br, 

7.13 3-C, 4.57 SS

 

*N'Keal Harry

WR ASU

 

WR, EDGE, CB,  WR, DL, WR, LB, OL, CB, DE, TE, 

2018 Picks:

1-28 Terrell Edmunds FS Virginia T
2 James Washington, WR, OK ST
3-76 Mason Rudolph, QB, OK ST
3 (92) Chukwuma Okorafor, OLT, Western Michigan
5 (148) Marcus Allen, FS Penn ST
5 (165) Jaylen Samuels TE, NC ST
7 (246) Joshua Frazier NT Alabama

2017 Picks:

1 (30) T.J. Watt, OLB, Wisconsin
2 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

Key F.A. Signed:

Tyrod Taylor QB

Donte Moncrief WR
Eli Rogers WR

Ramon Foster OG

Dan McCullers DT

Mark Barron OLB

Steven Nelson CB

Key Free:

Key F.A. Lost:

Le'Veon Bell RB

Antonio Brown WR

Morgan Burnett SS

The Team: They need an edge guy, and when they do they usually take one early.  

The Player:  Ximines is a smart player. He will sneak inside when they down block on him and get to the RB on the Dive. He likes to line up in a Wide-9 so he can see into the backfield better, and can get inside to stuff the run. He has some power in his hands. He can jam the ORT up at the neck and chin, and knock him back off his feet. But it is inconsistent. Everything he does is inconsistent. Teams will double him when he lines up on the QB's left and they are passing. He like to put speed to power, and use the old push pull. When he sees the QB he gets there.

He likes to stand up. More OLB than D-end. He can time his jump when the QB throws to make it more difficult. He is not an inside rusher. He consistently reads the option wrong. Nice swipe. He can shove the ORT back by his arms and get him off balance. Great snap inside to make the OT miss, and go and get the RB. Not a fully developed prospect. He has that knack.

He slows to read and peek too much. He misdiagnose the Option consistently, and goes to the RB almost every time, which maybe his job. Nice lateral burst inside. He can really move laterally while slapping at the arms and hands of the OL. He is very tough to stop when he uses his hands and feet together in balance. He will switch sides, but plays mostly on the Strongside. 

He can get inside and force the RB to bounce it out. Sets the edge like a 3-4 OLB. Nice athlete. I question his instincts. Beat the OT off the snap almost every time. When he uses his hands he finds the ball better. Looks and peeks too much. Bursts into the backfield, and then slows too consistently to look to find the ball. Needs to close his eyes and burst to the QB. He has that knack for hitting the quarterback. He has to get bigger and stronger. He will need some time. His motor is inconsistent. Boom or burst player.
Great speed to power on inside move. When he uses his heavy hands with force that is when he looks like an NFL player. Nice stop and go move on the edge. Great Swim move. There is so much to like about this kid. Elite athlete at a lower level. He was one of those guys who looked fast and quicker than everyone else, at a lower level. But his game is inconsistent. His heavy hands are inconsistent. His eyes are inconsistent. 

Combine: He will struggle to set the edge. He can really move sideways. Nice high stepping. Nice burst forward with his hands. He can use some speed to power. Nice suddenness in his shoulders. He has some snap. He can really snap back in coverage. Nice burst outside. Nice hands to catch it easy.†He is an ultra productive small school wunderkind.†
12 Sacks last season to go along with 18.5 TFLs. He plays the run as well 144 tackles the past three season. He is going to need some time. But he has a lot of what NFL teams look for in an Edge guy. He played on the Strong side as well. He has that knack for knocking the ball out. He had 8 FF the past two seasons. He is a fifth year senior.†

Second Choice: Taylor Rapp FS

24.

56.

Patriots

Defense: 2-5

Will Greer

QB WVU

6-2, 217, (O) 4.84, 

31 1/2"Arms,

34" Vert, 9'4" Broad, 

7.09 3-Cone, 4.28 SS, 

 

AJ Brown- 
WR Miss ST, 

TE, WR, DT, QB, NT, TE, DE, DE, WR, OT, WR, Nickel, TE, P, K, CB, WR, WR/KR, DL, OL, DB, OT, RB

2018 Picks:

1 (23) Isaiah Wynn, OG, Georgia.
1 (31) Sony Michel, RB, Georgia.
2 (56) Duke Dawson, CB, Florida.
5-143 JaíWhaun Bentley LB Purdue
6-178 Christian Sam, ILB Arizona ST
6 (210) Braxton Berrios, WR, Miami
7 (219) Danny Etling, QB, LSU
7-243 Keion Crossen CB W.Carolina
7 (250) Ryan Izzo, TE, FLA ST

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

Key F.A. Signed:

Brandon Bolden RB/ST

Austin Seferian-Jenkins  TE

Matt LaCosse TE 

Cedrick Lang TE

Phillip Dorsett WR
Bruce Ellington WR/KR

John Simon DE

Michael Bennett DE

Mike Pennell DE

Jonathan Jones Nickel 
Jason McCourty CB

Terrence Brooks F S

Stephen Gostkowski K

Ryan Allen P 

Key F.A.: 
Jake Eldrenkamp OG
Tony Adams OT

Brian Schwenke OC

LaAdrian Waddle ORT 
Danny Shelton NT/DT 
David Parry DT 
Ramon Humber OLB 
Albert McClellan ILB 
Jonathan Jones NICKEL 

Key F.A. Lost:

Cordarrelle Patterson WR

Chris Hogan WR

Dwayne Allen TE

Trenton Brown OLT

LaAdrian Waddle OT

Malcom Brown NT/DT 

Trey Flowers DE

Adrian Clayborn  DE

Eric Rowe CB

The Team: The Pats have to find a guy in this Draft who can take over when Brady is forced to retire in Brazil. This Draft has some options. Finley in the 3rd, Stidham in the 1st, or maybe Greer in the 2nd. Greer has some interesting aspects to his game. He was not in an NFL offense. Most college QBs have a huge adjustment to an NFL offense. They have no idea how to read a full field. There are only a few guys that still do full field reads, go under center, and run play action. 

It is so rare to see a QB turn his head and stop four times to read WRs. "Itís the same battle at every position. I mean, youíre looking down the same road, really. Iíd say the issue in college football is there just is not the same passing game in college football that there is in the NFL, period," BB said. "So itís hard to evaluate the receivers. Itís hard to evaluate the quarterback. Itís hard to evaluate the offensive linemen. Itís hard to evaluate the pass rushers, and itís hard to evaluate the coverage players." Air Raid and Spread QBs are everywhere, which affects WRs and OLs.

Teams have to study hard to find guys who do something similar in their system. "Weíre all looking at the same film. So all the teams in the league, we all see the same games," BB said. "But the college passing game is very different from the professional passing game. When youíre looking at it, youíre looking at a lot of, itís really projecting all those positions, a little bit differently. To a certain degree, itís different in the running game too. But probably less difference in the running game than in the passing game." The top QBs in the Draft don't go under center anymore.

Mayfield never went under center. In his life. Not in high school. Not in college. Until he went to the Senior Bowl. What do you do with that? "If two-thirds of the league have running-type quarterbacks and quarterbacks that are athletic and are going to scramble and are going to be those kind of players, then you better be ready to defend them," BB said. "And if teams are going to be three-receiver sets in the majority of offensive formations? Then you better be ready to put five defensive backs on the field? And be ready to have a slot corner. If you want to have a slot receiver? Then you need to have a slot receiver if you want to put three out there. Somebodyís got to play in the middle." If you only have access to spread or Air Raid QBs? 

You better start putting some spread concepts in your offense, or draft them 2 years early. "So there certainly is a degree of that, and I think those are things that you have to be mindful of. Iíd say usually they have to hit you in the face. Usually you sit there at the end of the year and say, well, we had a lot of trouble blocking this player or defending this type of player or whatever it is, and then that kind of becomes a need for you," BB said. "Either we have to change our scheme to do this, which probably isnít that easy or you would have already done it, or we have to have another certain type of player on our roster that we donít currently have that has a certain type of skillset." If you have a pro style offense? You have to change things to suit the new wave of players. Or Redshirt players and lose a year or two of eligibility. Most rookies sign 4-year contracts.  

Yes, I am anti Air Raid Offense QB to my core. But... Greer is not the worst I've seen. He cannot start a game for a one or two seasons, to get the Air Raid out of him. The biggest mistake that teams have made with Air Raid QBs it that they pretend they are NFL ready. They are not. He is not. But I have seen him hit his forth option (once:). I've seen him progress across the field. Yes, he runs those quick screens and half field reads. Yes he sits in the pocket way too long to always try and throw deep. Yes he has the rhythm passes that he just throws with out a read. But he can read the whole field, at least once. 

The Pats are going to be looking at QBs in this Draft. "There are 3 teams that I have heard and I know are very interested in Josh Rosen: New England, the New York Giants, and the LA Chargers," some goof twitted. "One of those have already offered a 2nd-round pick. Arizona is waiting for a 1st. I don't think they'll get it." Rosen could cost the Pats 32, or a 2nd and 3rd, but the Pats want to save 32 for a weapon for Brady.

The end of the greatest QB of all time is sadly winding down. The career of the greatest HC of all time is slowly winding down as well. Does the obvious desire for a top young QB reveal that BB might be willing to stay on as HC of the Pats post-Brady (oooh, I just got a chill down my spine). I have always thought we would lose both and the Pats would plummet into the Post Michael Jackson Tour Franchise again.

The Pats are going to be looking to win the Super Bowl again. That means they have to hit reset on Brady's weapons. It is tough to win a Super Bowl with rookies playing big roles. However, it doesn't look like the Pats are going to have a choice. They need a lot of guys to step in and play in their offense. The defense is still looking pretty good. But the offense was decimated last year, and end with the loss of Gronk. 

They don't need a tight end. They need two. They don't need an impact wide receiver. They need two. Free agency isn't over yet. I'm sure BB would much rather have veteran at each position. But the quality is just not there. I do believe they are in the Rosen bidding. I even believe they'll win it. I think Rosen ends up a Patriot. I think BB would do it just to motivate Brady. And not just because the Franchise will collapse into a steaming pile of poo once Brady is gone, if there is no coached up replacement for him. 

Rosen has the arm talent. He has the smarts. He has the drive to win. He is also a bit of an odd duck like Brady. I also am 100% convinced that Kyler Murray is already an Arizona Cardinal. BB is at his best when the other team has to make a move and he can slip in and take advantage. Also no other team is going to give the Cards a 1st. 

The Pats have two 2nds and three 3rds to pick up talent, and the 32nd pick. In the NFL Draft no team ever thinks there are 32 1st Round talents in any Draft. The Pats trade out of the 1st regularly. Picking up a second-year top-10 pick at QB with starting experience? For the last 1st in the Draft? Just sounds like a BB deal. 

The Player: Tape Coming (I gotta go do the dish, and I'll finish my dyslexic proof reading tonight, yay (how comes dysleixsics can never spell dylexicsia no matter how hard I try;). 

The Reason: I'm torn between Greer and Finley. I made a Tape of both players, with the expressed written consent to find Finley better. I didn't. I think the Pats can get Finley late in the 3rd or 4th. Finley ran a more Pro style offense with some legit NFL play action passes, but Greer was better when things broke down and he seems to be a better leader.  

I keep turning this into an offensive Draft. The Pats have to pick up two TEs, two WRs, and two DLs. They have have picked up one TE, but I'd still like to see them pick up two more. I fear they'll be happy with Moreau (Tape being cleaned), the best pure blocking TE in this Draft, in the late 3rd. I want a receiving TE like Wilson as well. 

I know that AS-J is the starter at TE, you can see that on NFL Tape. "I think itís always easier to evaluate NFL players than it is to evaluate college players. I mean, look, we get a guy from another team, weíre going to watch him play against many of the same teams we play. We just havenít seen him play in our system, but weíve certainly seen him match up against other players in our division or other players in our conference or comparable players in comparable schemes, which is critical too," BB said. "Again, a lot of cases in college, youíre protecting a guy from whatever his college scheme is into a totally different scheme, and thatís imperfect. But again, we all have the same opportunity here, so itís the same players, weíre all watching the same games and we all have to make independent decisions from team to team as to how that player will fit into whatever team it is thatís trying to make that fit. But to your point, itís much harder from college to the NFL than from the NFL to the NFL." But he looks like a one-year rent-a-player-dude who will be gone after one season. 

But they also have to get a D-tackle and a D-end. And they might have to get more than one DT as well. I have them taking Ledbetter in the 4th in my head. He is more like Flowers than any other DL in this Draft. BB was at his Pro day smiling. I like to think that had a hand in him running OLB drills. 4th Round has also been the sweet spot for him for DLs. I like Ledbetter more than most. He has a great lateral explosion in the rush like Flowers. I would love to see him stunting behind Guy.

The Pats have five picks on Day Two. I just don't see how one of them isn't an investment in the Patriot's post-Brady future. "I think for us, we have always looked to the future," BB said. "So each player is different. Each situation is different. Whatever a player was or wasnít in the past is in the past and our decisions are for the future. So what player can we add to our roster in whatever way we add them, that is the best decision at that point in time for our football team and thatís what we look at." It is time. 

This is the time to snag a QB, and not trade down for more picks. "Thereís a lot of those. Matt Light was another example of that. Eugene Wilson. Look, thereís multiple examples of it and moving back is obviously just the reverse of that if you feel like you can take the same player at a lower point in the draft and acquire another asset somewhere, thereís merit to doing that," BB said. "You donít want to lose the player that you want. But maybe thatís a player that [whose the last guy rated to fill that specific need]. Or maybe thereís multiple players there and in that particular circumstance that big of a differential. If you can gain an asset, gain value by doing that, then thereís a strategy that makes that a consideration." They traded down a ton in last years Draft in order to get five picks on Day Two in this Draft

If they dive in the QB pool in the 2nd it will be for Greer. "I think you have to have some awareness of that, yeah," BB said about standards of positions changing. "Again, each situationís a little bit different. I mean, it could certainly be a much longer conversation. Iíd say that we have our standards at each position. So: height, weight, speed and other criteria are a standard. So, some players are below that standard and are good football players, some players are below that standard and arenít good players. Some players are above that standard and are good, and some players are above it and theyíre not as good." He is an Air Raid QB, which is becoming less of deathnel because the standards are changing. 

He has some pro style traits. "Thatís not the final evaluation, but it is a standard. So as those standards have changed [our evaluations have changed]. When I came into the league when I was at the Giants, the standard for defensive tackle was probably 6-2, 285 pounds. I mean, offensive linemen: 6-5, 285, 290," BB said. "I mean, those guys now would look like the midgets. So, itís changed and our standards have changed. But again, relatively speaking youíre still evaluating what a playerís total performance is going to be. Not just the standards." He is great when things break down. That is so important in the NFL. 

He is smart and mature with a wife and daughter. As long as he stays sober he is their best chance in a few years to survive the GOAT. As an Air Raid QB, he has a better chance to survive in the NFL if he can sit and learn behind the best. He has the arm. He has the eyes. He is an older prospect who hopefully has the maturity to look listen and learn like Garoppolo. 

The Pats Have to find some impact players on offense to help Brady retire with dignity. It usually doesn't end well for old super star QBs. He needs weapons. Weapons he can throw too quick. He could use three or four new WRs, and a TE or two at least. The miracle of the Pats Super Bowl victory is that they literally had one legit NFL WR on the roster. 

They have to get at least three TEs and WRs who can start in the NFL if they want Brady to continue to win at this pace. He is going to need more help every season he stays in Foxboro. Time is running out. He needs guys who can make him better.

Phillip Dorset and Bruce "Friggin'" Ellington are not going to do it! I have TE and WR as three of their top four needs, and four of their top seven. Even if you take off the last one for Dorsett and Ellington that is still four guys they need at WR and TE. 

You can't expect Brady to keep making flotsam and jetsam better. He needs more weapons that can make him better. Gronk is wearing down fast, and is it hard to say if he still makes Brady look better. Edelman filled that role last season. You can forget about Free agent WRs. It is one ugly list of leftovers: Dez Bryant (A-hole), Demaryius Thomas (IR), Jordy Nelson (KP), Kelvin Benjamin (KP), Crabtree (No. 3 WR), Dontrelle Inman (No.. 3 WR). 

There are still two good TEs left: Jared Cook and Austin Seferian-Jenkins, but they could cost some big bucks. The Pats could slide in, in a few weeks, with a low ball deal that one of them could live with. Most of the big NFL Free Agency money is gone. Jermaine Gresham is still on the Board but I don't know how much he has left. 

So they could go free agent TE, or a short term veteran who can still play and take a WR here and/or in the 2nd. The good news is that Deebo Samuels looks more and more like a 2nd round pick, and Dre'Mont Jones looks more and more like a 3rd Round pick. So the Pats will likely be looking at an Edge or H-back here. 

Irv Smith is an easy pick here. But if he isn't here there is no TE close to the top three. The rest are 3rd Round or later guys. They will have a shot at Kaden Smith in the 3rd (he is a much better blocker), or Jace Sternberger (a 4.76 forty might be a 2nd round number).

Second Choice: Anthony Nelson DE

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2019:

4/12 Austin Bryant: 2018 Bio. Updated.

4/11 Jerry Tillery: The Best 3-Tech, But... Link Fixed.

4/07 Quinnen Williams: The Best Interior Rusher, But...

4/07 Drew Lock: The Best Arm In The Draft, ...

4/06 Lonnie Johnson: The Best FS at CB In The Draft, But...

4/06 Josh Allen: The Best Passrusher In The Draft.

4/05 Christian Wilkins: 2018 Bio. Updated.

4/05 Clelin Ferrell: 2018 Bio. Updated.

4/03 Nick Bosa: He Ain't His Brother, But...

4/03 Daniel Jones: The Best Pure Pocket Passer. But...

4/02 Dwayne Haskins: The Best Pure Pocket Passer In The Draft, But...

4/02 N'Keal Harry: The Best WR In The Draft, But...

4/01 Montez Sweat: Bring On Your Wrecking Ball,

4/01 Kyler Murray: The Most Dynamic Player In The FBS, But...

3/31 Miles Boykin: One Year Wonder, But...

3/31 Chauncey Gardner-Johnson: The Best FS, But...

3/30 Kaden Smith: The Next Zack Ertz.

3/30 Hakeem Butler: The Best WR In The Draft, But...

3/29 David Sills: The Best Pats Type WR In The Draft, But...

3/29 Johnathan Abrams: Step Aside, Gulp... Rodney.

3/29 Josh Rosen: The Most Ready QB.

3/28 Andre Dillard: Best OL In The Draft.

3/28 Jace Sternberger: One Year Wonder, But...

3/27 Zach Allen: Dominance.

3/27 Chris Lindstrom: Fighting For Respect.

3/26 Caleb Wilson: Testing The Seam.

3/26 Anthony Nelson: D-End From Iowa?

2/25 Devin Bush: The Best LB in 2019. But...

3/20 Josh Jacobs: The Best RB In 2019 Draft. But...

3/20 Irv Smith: The Best Slot TE In 2019 Draft. But...

3/18 AJ Hockenson: The Best TE in 2019 Draft, But...

3/18 Noah Fant: The Best TE in 2019 Draft, But...

3/18 AJ Brown: The Best Slot WR In 2019 Draft. But...

2/20 D.K. Metcalf: The Best WR in 2019. But...

2/20 Kelvin Harmon: The Best Blocking WR In 2019 Draft. But...

2/20 Deebo Samuel: The Best Slot/Speed WR In 2019 Draft. But...

2/20 Marquise Brown: The Best Pure Speed WR In 2019 Draft. But...

2/20 Bryce Love: Bio: Fighting For Respect.

2/20 Clelin Ferrell: 2017 Bio.

2/20 Christian Wilkins: 2017 Bio.

2/20 Austin Bryant: 2017 Bio.

2018:

4/22 Josh Jackson: Play CB like a WR.

4/22 Derrius Guice: Better Than A Power Back.

4/22 Riley Ferguson: Finding A QB: Part II.

4/22 Kyle Lauletta: Finding A QB: Part I.

4/22 Rashaad Evans: Simply The Best.

4/22 Courtland Sutton: The Best: Part I.

4/22 Calvin Ridley: The Best: Part I I.

3/24 DJ Moore: The Best: Part III.

4/22 DJ Chark: The Best: Part IV.

4/22 James Washington: The Best: Part V.

3/19 Anthony Miller: The Best: Part VI.

4/22 Christian Kirk: The Best: Part VII.

4/18 Lamar Jackson: A Little Bird Told Me.

3/16/14 Get Some One To Help Brady, Please:  Part Five- Jordan Mathews.

3/18/14 The "Fighting Irish"Part I- Troy Niklas.

4/08 Martinas Rankins: Moving Backwards: Part VII.

4/08 Chuks Okorafor: Moving Backwards Part VI.

4/08 Brian O'Neil: Moving Backwards Part V.

4/08 Tyrell Crosby: Moving Backwards: Part IV.

3/24 Mike McGlinchey: Moving Backwards: Part III.

4/07 Conner Williams: Moving Backwards: Part II.

4/07 Bradley Chubb: Wrecking Ball With a Brain.

3/19 Kolton Miller: Moving Backwards Part I.

4/07 Josh Allen: Fighting For Respect.

4/07 Josh Rosen: Most Ready, But Not Really Ready.

4/07 Sam Darnold: It's All About The Feet.

4/08 Mark Andrews: Testing The Seam VI.

4/08 Dalton Schultz: Testing The Seam V.

3/24 Ian Thomas: Testing The Seam IV.

2/24 Dallas Goedert: Testing The Seam III.

3/24 Hayden Hurst: Testing The Seam II.

4/03 Mike Gesicki: Testing The Seam I.

4/02 Tony Garcia: Second Chance.

3/25 Mason Rudolph: Fighting For Consistency.

3/24 Josh Sweat: Pure Athlete.

3/24 Quinton Nelson: Inside Dominance.

3/24 DJ Moore: Bigger Than Imagined.

3/19 Kyle Vander Esch: Not An Edge Guy.

3/19 Anthony Miller: Slot Guy

3/19 Baker Mayfield: I Don't Get It.

3/10 Saquon Barkley: Seeking Perfection.

2/18 Mike Hughes: All Out All The Time Guy.

2/18 Josh Adams: Speed and Power.

2/17 Harold Landry: Relentless.

2/10 Marcus Davenport: Best Surprise In The Draft. Updated.

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