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Key Needs:

Team Moves:

15.

47.

Panthers

Defense: 4-3

Dalton Risner

ORT Kansas

6-5, 308, 

 

Brian Burns

Edge FLA ST

OLT, DE, LB,  OC, RB, OL, DE, FS, DE, 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 1st Round Pick: Brian Burns-Edge FLA ST-6-5, 249, (O) 4.53, S-1.62, 10'9"Br, 36"V, 33.7", 7.01 3-C

I like this pick. "My team needed me. We didn’t have much depth at [D-End]," Burns said about playing so many snaps. "I just played my butt off as much as I could." They got a bargain on a guy who has a shot to be double digits in Sacks for a lot of seasons. 

Burns is phenomenal  freak on the edge. "He's got a drive," Hurney said. "He knows how talented he is. But he also knows what he’s got to work on, and what he has to do to become a pro. But he’s our kind of guy. I think he really wanted to be here, which you always like. And he’s got some elite traits." Great length and twitch.

He is a guy you either love or hate. "You know, there were times coming into this process that I didn’t think he’d be there," Hurney said. "But he was. And we’re thrilled to have him." He is a bit of a finesse rusher. 
He has that knack for hitting the quarterback. I was not sure in 2017, but he showed it last season. "He needs to get stronger," Hurney said. "But you can’t coach some of the traits he has. The speed. The length. The change of direction." He looks like Jason Taylor on the field. 

He is a guy who can use his long arms and keep blockers off. "He’s a guy who fits the mold exactly for what we’re looking for," Ron Rivera said. "Obviously some of the things that we're doing defensively, he’s another piece to the puzzle as far as what we want to do and how we can attack people." He loves to attack up field. 

He also has that knack for staying unblocked. "He just gives us another guy on the edge," Hurney said. "Now we feel like we’ve got some guys on the edge who we feel can rush the passer." He might not get to the QB, but it is very tough for OLs to hold onto his shirt. 

Burns made a ton of money at the Combine. I had him a shade below Polite, and now Polite looks like a 2nd, and this is probably too late for Burns. He measured out as one of the elite athletes in this Draft. I was not expecting that. A 10'9" Broad jump is an incredible explosion number. 

He showed he could get to the QB at FLA ST. He actually had a great season. I did not think he would reach double-digits sacks. He has Long tall legs. He can get a little gawky. Needs to use hands more. He showed some heavy hands at the Combine. Nice COD in open field. Nice blast off. He has great hands and made a great catch off his shoe tops at the combine. Nice feet moving sideways. 
Elite natural athlete. He can really move in coverage drills and catch the ball. Love the way this guy moves in space. He is a 3-4 OLB. He was one of the best movers in space at the Combine. Elite testing numbers at the Combine will move him up into the top half of the 1st. 
He really looks the part. If you look at him vs. Polite, he wins. But I’m not sure he has that knack for hitting the quarterback. Polite does. Burns gets a lot of pressure because of his size and athleticism, but doesn’t reach the QB. He gets lost in the pocket a lot, and can’t find the ball, but it still disrupts the offense. 

Miami: He has such a great burst that he can burst inside the OLT, and then the OLG against a Dive. He has such a great burst that he can burst inside the OLT, and then the OLG against a Dive. He has some extremely quick hands, and can free himself from the TE’s block before he can get his hands on him. He can get over powered by the TE when he does sink. 

He is quick twitch passrusher who cannot stop moving or he gets stuck on the block. Nice quick hands that at their best when he is flashing them around. When he stops to think is when he looks bad. He is another move forward only player. He gets in front of the RB with great make you miss quickness, and then can get the RB when he can move forward.

V-Tech: He will jump off side sometimes. He has some nice speed to power. He will get burned by the fake hand off on the option. He is a pure upfield guy. He gets up field every play, and tries to turn sideways to the QB. Then he can move back and towards the QB, depending on the play. Nice job retreating back down field sideways to find the ball carrier. I liked him a lot more in 2018. He was definitely better. He had much better bend this season. He is so tall that is very important for him. 

FLA: It is amazing how fast he runs by the OLT, and flushes the QB out of the pocket. He has that long lanky look like Jason Taylor. It will be interesting to see how long his arms are. He played standing up a lot, like in a Pats (Patricia) Defense. 3-4 Teams are really going to like this kid. 

Played on the Strongside. He can fight the ORT on the edge, and when the QB took off, shed him and tackled the QB from behind to tackle him short of the 1st. He still hopped off side a little too much. A lot of hybrid defense teams are going to be very interested in Burns. He plays from a stand up position a lot. 
BC: Some dumb teams try to block him with a TE. He can just swim over them like a fish, and sack the QB. Burns really looks the part, but was inconsistent playing the part before this season. However, he has the talent. He should develop into a great passrusher. He can get slammed in the run game. He can get to the RB on the second level, but will have trouble bringing the bigger RB down, and has to hold on until his teammates help him. 

He has gotten better against the run. When teams run at him, he will shed the blocker, and grab the RB. BC tried to run at him, but it didn’t worked out well. He is rail thin, but when team leave him unblocked on short yardage, he is so explosive to get to the RB in the backfield, running away from him. Much better against the run in 2018. Teams will double him on big downs when they have to throw. Great feet moving backwards in coverage. He can really drop.

Clemson: When he gets a great blast off, there is not a more explosive three or four yard burst up field in this extraordinary DL Draft. He has to turn that elite initial burst into more production (which he did in 2018). He turned in better production last year, and this year with better size it didn’t show up early. Terrific arm over with his initial burst to get past the OLT in a flash and into the QB. 

ND: Burns really as a great sudden blast off. He can get up field fast. Then get back on the draw and make the tackle in the box. Amazing athlete with elite quicks and COD. He is very light, but has great arm length. Nice job jumping up and slapping the ball down. Nice rip outside to the QB. When he stunts inside, he can drag three guys with him, and open up the hit for the DT. 

CAREER: Appeared in 38 games with 25 starts and recorded 124 tackles, including 39.5 for loss with 24.0 sacks, seven forced fumbles, seven pass breakups, three blocked kicks and two fumble recoveries…sacks total of 24.0 ranked fifth in program history…ranked eighth on FSU’s all-time career tackles for loss list with 39.5.
2018: Started all 12 games and recorded 52 tackles, including 15.5 for loss with 10.0 sacks, eight quarterback hurries, three forced fumbles, three pass breakups and one fumble recovery…named fourth-team All-American by Phil Steele…first-team All-ACC…Bendarik Award semifinalist…earned Team MVP and Defensive MVP honors…voted team captain…ranked first in ACC and eighth in NCAA with average of 0.83 sacks per game…average of 0.3 forced fumbles per game ranked third in ACC and 31st in NCAA…ranked fifth in ACC and 28th in NCAA with average of 1.3 tackles for loss per game…led ACC with 15.5 tackles for loss, 112 TFL yards lost, 10.0 sacks and 94 sack yards lost in conference play.

The most interesting part of this pick is that his brother played for the Panthers, and he became friends with Peppers as a kid. "That’d mean a lot. He did a lot of great things in this league, especially (with) the Panthers," Burns said. "That’s big shoes to fill and I’m glad to fill them. That’d definitely mean a lot." He looked a litter soft in 2017. But he gained weight and didn't look soft last season. 

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. There is just no way Rivera will pass on Burns, he might have to pass on Sweat. HCs that used to be D-Coordinators want defensive players in the 1st. He will help the secondary snag some INTs by making the QB throw faster. Burns is moving up the charts, especially as concerns about Sweats heart are being spread.

The Player: 4/26 Dalton Risner: Choosing Sides...

The Reason: Their first priority has to be to keep Cam alive. They have to get an OT who can help protect him.

Second Choice: Max Scharping OT

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

 

*Christian Wilkins

DT Clemson

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 1st Round Pick: 4/05 Christian Wilkins: 2018 Bio. Updated.

This one pissed me off. "So we selected Christian Wilkins from Clemson, a D-Lineman. For us, Christian was one of our players we kind of targeted throughout the draft. We worked with (the HC) Brian, and the coaching staff and our scouting department," GM Grier said. "Hhe was someone we felt very strongly about. He’s got a history of production, (is a) leader, a two-time captain there (at Clemson). (He’s a) very smart, versatile football player. (He was) highly productive. (We) love the size, the athletic ability (and the) things he’ll add to the locker room, not just the field. For us, we were very excited and for us, it was an easy decision. We’re very happy to welcome Christian." I had Wilkins to Miami, and then switched it right before the Draft. 

They have a brand new defensive HC with a Patriots tint. "You’ve heard Brian at New England talk about guys that have position flexibility and being versatile and you saw that at Clemson," Grier said. "He plays nose, 3-(tech) Defensive end. And he’s been productive playing a lot of different spots. For a guy that big to be able to do that many jobs on a d-line is rare. So we were very excited to have him." Watkins is a Patriots type player (and so is Omenihu).

"Wilkins is a great leader, who can change the culture of a team. "Again, he’s a very charismatic personality. You guys have seen some of the stuff, highly intelligent, as you know. He won, I guess, the academic Heisman for guys," Grier said. Marion Hobby, our defensive line coach, recruited him to Clemson. He knew him very well and knew his family and the tragic story that people have talked about [his grandfather]. For us, we really liked the kid. Again, it’s everything. He’s tough, he’s smart, leader, a two-time team Captain, productive on the field, prototype player. So we’re very excited." One of my favorite players to watch. 

He consistently dominates up and down the line. "What we liked about him and I think as everyone kept talking about with him was kind of the dynamic traits he’s got," Grier said, "All of the tackles for losses he’s had. The pass rush from the inside. When you can find those (things) in those types of players: inside players that can generate pass rush, especially the way the league is now, that’s critical. So that’s why we’re excited." 

The Player: Omenihu 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 he’s quicker, faster, he’s getting of the ball. I feel like he’s 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 that’s 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, that’s 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 isn’t as high as you want, that’s 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. They’re 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 you’ll be exposed," Omenihu said. "NFL stands for Not For Long. So once you get in? It’s either you can withstand it or you can’t. If you can’t, you’re 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. They need more than one starter on their D-line. They have a new Defnesive HC, adn he has to have some young talent to develop on their decrepit D-line. "I want my performance here to echo what I’ve 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. I’d 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. I’d like to see him against more speed. The big rushers don’t 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 league’s 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 O’Neill, 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 1st Round Pick: Garrett Bradbury-OC/OG NC ST-6-3, 307, (O) 4.92, S-1.74, 31 3/4" Arms, 34 Reps, 31"Vert, 8'8"Broad, 7.41 3-Cone, 4.53 SS, 

Bradbury is the best zone blocking OC in this Draft. He is a true athletic freak at OC. Great feet. He is always moving his feet. Great power base that keeps him in balance and enables him to give heavy hits. He moves bigger guys. Great low base to win leverage almost every time. 

He can give the heavy punch that rocks rushers. Elite at grabbing shirt and moving down the line in run blocks. He plays with the nasty of old school OCs. He lives to pancake the bigger DLs, and grind their bones into the dirt. I don't care how good your O-line is, he will make it better.

Terrific toughness and smarts. He will run the O-line, and be the guy teams want to run behind. As defenses get faster and faster more teams are running more dives, misdirections, and zone schemes to keep the fast guys off their RBs. He excels at all of that. He excels at all the ways the run game is changing now a days, with the speed and passing games making defenses all smaller and faster. 

Great reach blocker. Great hook blocker. He is great at every kind of block you want to be on the move for. Elite bursting to the second level and taking out LBs. He can stalemate the biggest of the biggest OLs with zone blocks. Any block that involves the feet he is elite at doing, and what doesn't involve the feet for OLs. He is a legit Day One OC. A rare commodity indeed. Great hands. 

FLA ST: Great feet moving backwards in pass pro. Great balance. I love how he moves back in pass pro with his hands held high. Teams don't want to rush his lane, so as soon as one DT or the other gets an  advantage, he turns and smacks him down. Primarily a zone blocker, but he can grab shirt and hold on when the big DT knocks him a few yards back, and stop him. Great balance and recovery against pure power. He's great at getting either shoulder and turning the DT with power.

BC: Solid, smart, tough interior Day Two OC. Not sure he can prove more this week. However, he definitely proved more at the Senior Bowl. He showed he was one of the top five OLs in this Class. He plays with great power and balance. Short and stick for an OL, but is strong as an ox. He can flow over to his right, and punch the DT the ORG is blocking almost off his feet. Great hip torque.

Effortless in switching off stunts and leads with his hands and into the head butt. Just a stunning burst off the snap. I don't know if I can explain it right. He has the best initial burst off the snap of any OL I've seen (there, I did it;). Zone blocking teams are going to be freaking out for hits guy. 

Clemson: Nice lateral burst to right, and can stop and turn back to get the LB blitzing behind him. He will miss the TD on the backside when the QB is rolling out to the other side. Great zone blocking against the much bigger DT. I love his hands in pass pro. He can stick his right hand into the DT's chest as the ORG grabs him, and grab the other DT with his left hand and jam him into the OLG's block. Fantastic smarts and technique. Plays stronger then he should. Powerful punches. 

Great job doubling to either side. He is amazing getting to the second level in space, and can put the Safety instantly on skates moving 10-yards backwards. He can catch the blitzer and stop him in a few steps. He is so good on the double jamming the DL as he moves to side to block the LB, and even turn the LB into the Safety trying to fill the hole. Amazing power and leverage in hands. Great sinking his hip. Always seems to have leverage. Heavy hands. He is an all out all the time guy.  

Senior Bowl: He is a force in the run game. He can turn and slam the 3-Tech trying to jump past him and drive him back. He can play OG as well. He is great getting outside on the pull, finding a target, and destroying him. That is what he does best. He blocks on the move as well as anyone in this Draft. HE made a lot of money at the Senior Bowl. He looked his stock up as the number one Interior OL, in a zone blocking scheme. Knack for turning as the RB runs behind his back. 

Which is his problem. He is a very scheme specific player. I think he can play in any scheme after watching him at the Senior Bowl. However, he is a zone blocking maven. So he has to go to a zone blocking scheme team. Plug and play interior OL. He will miss a block and then turn and the DL off his feet. He plays through the Whistle. Nasty dude in all the right ways. Pro Bowl potential. 

He is the most athletic OL in this Draft. They have shifted their scheme to zone blocking where athleticism is more Important than size. Bradbury is a rare athlete, the best available athlete and the best fir for their zone blocking system. He would be their third interior OL attention, but it would complete the inside of their O-line for a long time. NC ST did more zone blocking runs than any other team in college last season. They need him to run their O-line. 

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 doesn’t 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

 

Jeffery Simmons

DT Miss ST

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) 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

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 1st Round Pick: Jeffery SimmonsDT Miss ST- 6-4, 305, 28 Reps, 

Well I thought the Pats would make the move here. Pick up Fant and smile. Maybe BB thinks he will drop. As for the pick Simmons can play. 

He had an ugly incident in high school. "He knows he made a mistake. And he’s gone on record and said that," Titans GM Robinson said. "He’s done everything he can in his time at Mississippi State to try to make up for that mistake. And he knows that it’s something he’s got to live with it. And he told me on the phone when I told him he was a going to be a Titan, he goes, 'I will not let you down. I won’t let you down.'" But you can't punish kids for the most disgusting thing they did in their life. 

By all accounts he's a good kid, who reacted with violence to violence. It happens. As for a football player, he is a top ten talent. Top Five is pushing it. I'm just tired of hearing what a great guy he is. He ain't. But he can hit the QB. 

Simmons is an explosive inside player who got injured. He has Character Concerns, and we will see how much the NFL gives a crap about such things. He was not allowed to go to the Combine for punching a woman in high school. Then he also blew out his knee. So we have no idea haw he is doing and how he is healing. He lost a lot of money this past year. Between an injury and vile video, he could drop out of the 1st. But damn he's good on Tape. 

Mississippi: Nice arm bar inside to drive the OC straight back. He gets the doubles that free up the other rushers. He does a great job grabbing the OC’s arms with both hands as he reads and moves towards the ball. Great heavy hands. He can knock the big OC straight up and back with a two-handed jam. He comes out of the bottom of the pile a lot on short yardage. 

He can cause the QB to step up into the pocket a lot, and force the bad throw. They line him up on the nose a lot. Read the QB rolling out quick enough to beat the OC to that side and gives him chase. I love when he jabs off the OC, and charges the QB to force the bad throw. He is a great hand fighter outside. He can rush up the middle, on a three man rush, and fight off the double to hit the QB.

2017 CAREER: A preseason All-American who is one of the best defensive players in the nation … Provided tremendous leadership and enters his third year as a starter at defensive tackle … Despite being double-teamed constantly has incredible power to shake off blocks with great quickness … Teams with Montez Sweat to become the first SEC Coaches First Team duo to both return the following year … According to Pro Football Focus, leads all returning FBS defensive tackles in quarterback pressures in 2017 with 41 … Selected to NFL.com’s most freakish college football athletes in June 2017 … Can bench over 450 pounds, squat over 600 pounds and carries just 15 percent body fat at 300 pounds … Underwent a minor procedure to his shoulder following the 2017 season … Played in 25 games with 16 starts … Accumulated 100 tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss and five sacks … Owns two defensive touchdowns … A two-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll with over a 3.0 cumulative GPA … Produced a 4.0 GPA the same fall he earned Freshman All-SEC … Along with Gerri Green, is MSU’s team leader in community service … Visits schools throughout the Golden Triangle, including several during the spring and summer on his own accord … Visited Camp Rising Sun, Earl Nash Elementary and Fifth Street School in West Point to give motivational support to kids before spring testing.
2017 SOPHOMORE SEASON: Joined Montez Sweat on the SEC Coaches and Associated Press All-SEC First Team … Started all 13 games and shined … Became the first SEC player since 2004 to lead the nation in blocked punts/kicks with three … Ranked 11th in the SEC in tackles for loss with 12 despite being double-teamed … A two-time recipient of the SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week (vs. Kentucky, Texas A&M) … Recorded five sacks, 41 quarterback pressures and maintained a 3.1 GPA in the fall … Recovered two fumbles and forced two as well … Became the first Bulldog since 2009 to register two touchdowns in a game, providing the highlight of the year when he skied into the air to block a punt and recover it for a touchdown at Louisiana Tech (9/9) … Added a recovered fumble in which he returned it 90 yards for a score at LA Tech in addition to a blocked field goal … Dominated against No. 11 LSU (9/16), recording seven tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks … Had six tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and one sack at No. 13 Auburn (9/30) … Racked up a career-best eight tackles against UMass (11/3) with one tackle for loss … Collected 1.5 tackles for loss against No. 1 Alabama (11/11) … Career-high two tackles for loss at Arkansas (11/18) … A constant in the backfield in the TaxSlayer Bowl, pressuring Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson nine times and recording one tackle for loss.

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

The Reason: 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. Samuel should be gone. If he is on the Board I just don't see how they pass on him. 

Second Choice: Rock Ya Sin CB

20.

52.

Broncos

Defense: 3-4

 

 

*Julian Love- 

CB ND

5-11, 193, #27

 

Noah Fant-

TE Iowa

 

Elgton Jenkins

OC Miss ST

 

OC, QB, OL, LB, QB, CBTE, CB, DE, CB, OL, DB, LB, TE, OL, DL, 

2018 Picks:

1 (5) Bradley Chubb, DE, NC State
2 (40) Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU
3 (71) Royce Freeman, RB, Oregon
3 (99) Isaac Yiadom, CB, BC
4 (106) Josey Jewell, LB, Iowa.
4 DeaSean Hamilton, WR, Penn ST
5 Troy Fumagalli, TE,Wisconsin.
6 (183) Sam Jones, OL Arizona ST
6 Keishawn Bierria,LB, Washington
7-226 David Williams,RB,Arkansas

2017 Picks:

1 (20) Garett Bolles, OLT Utah
2 (51) DeMarcus Walker, DE FLA ST
3 Carlos Henderson WR Louisiana T
3 (101) Brendan Langley, CB, Lamar
5 (145) Jake Butt, TE, Michigan
5 (172) Isaiah McKenzie, WR, Georgia
6 (203) De’Angelo Henderson, RB, Coastal Carolina
7 (253) Chad Kelly, QB, Mississippi

Key F.A. Signed:

Joe Flacco QB
Jeff Heuerman TE
Ja'Wuan James ORT

Kareem Jackson CB

Bryce Callahan CB

Key F.A.:

Jared Veldheer ORT 

Elijah Wilkinson OT

Max Garcia OG
Nico Falah OC
Jordan Taylor WR

Tim Patrick WR
Brian Parker TE 
Isaiah McKenzie WR
Kevin Hogan QB 
Jerrol Garcia-Williams ILB 
Deiontrez Mount OLB 
Joe Jones OLB  

Domata Peko DT
Shane Ray OLB
Zach Kerr DE 
Adam-Pacman Jones CB

Tramaine Brock CB
Shamarko Thomas SS

Dymonte Thomas S  
Jordan Moore S

Key F.A. Lost:

Case Keehum QB

Matt LaCosse TE 

Matt Paradis OC 

Billy Turner OG

Shaquil Barrett OLB

Bradley Roby CB 

The Team: Flacco ain't gettin' any younger. Also I wanted to show how absurd it looks with an ORT in the top ten. He looked done a couple of year ago. So it will be TE help for Flacco here, or a strong armed young QB. Always knows his job security is only as good as his QB. He can take a shot with Flacco this season, but he needs a guy he can plug and play next season. 

Flacco is a stop gap. No one knows the value of a strong armed QB more than Elway. Lock is a guy who needs some time as well. Having Flacco for a year or two will hopefully help Lock. He can watch and learn from him about the NFL, and the speed and complexities of the game. Plus, I struggle to see any reason to think that Flacco is more than a one year gap filler. 

The Player: Clemson: Absolutely love his feet. He is one of the smartest CB I’ve seen. Elite understanding of position. Fights through blockers to get to the ball carrier. No one is faster to the receiver after he catches the pass than Love, and he can give them a hit. If he wasn’t so great in coverage, he might be a great FS. When he got knocked out of the Champ game the ND defense fell apart and gave up three TDs. He is a an All-American. 
FLA ST: Excellent technique. No one plays off better than Love in this Draft. Great knack for attacking forward, when he reads the short route. Elite quick feet moving backwards in pedal, and always seems to be in balance. Great job anticipating the Pattern. He seems to know where the WR is going to break. When he gets mad, he come line up closer than normal, and give the WR the huge chuck that takes him out of the pattern. 
He just doesn’t give up space for the QB to throw into, and when he is in off, he has that knack for arrives at the WR the same time as the ball arrives. He has the speed. He does not get beat over the top. Nice tackler on the short crossing pattern. He does not give up much after the catch at all. He is so good a mirroring the WR. Knows when he move forward and when to stay back in coverage.
N.Western: He is so good at shadowing the WR, and then cut off his angle to the ball when it is in the air. He is shutting down his side. Teams are scared to throw outside to his side. He makes WR push off in order to catch the ball. He might be the stickiest cover guy in this Draft. He always seems to be within slapping distance of the ball when it arrives in the WR’s hands. Great speed in pedal. He will play in the slot. 
V-Tech: Great awareness. He saw the QB being sacked and charged into the backfield. The QB dropped the ball, and he scooped and scored it. He can step in front of the WR, and catch the high pass and hold on. I wondered about his ball skills before this season. But he has been playing the ball in the air, and not just knocking down this season. 

The Reason: Aqib Talib ain't gettin' any younger, and he wants out of Denver.

Second Choice: AJ Brown WR

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

 

*Devin Bush-  

LB Michigan

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 1st Round Pick: 3/25 Devin Bush: The Best LB in 2019. But...

I don't get it. He is going to turn into an All-Pro, because I don't see it.   

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. 

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

Second Choice: Miles Boykin WR

24.

56.

Patriots

Defense: 2-5

Kahale Kuio Kalani Michael Wodehouse Warring-

TE San Diego

6-5, 285, (O) 4.67, 

10'2" Broad! 36.5" Vert,

 

*N'Keal Harry-

WR ASU 

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 Ja’Whaun 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 1st Round Pick: 4/02 N'Keal Harry: The Best WR In The Draft, But...

Love-love-love this pick. He was my favorite WR in this Draft. "So we ended up sitting where we were, at 32, and making the pick with Harry, the receiver from Arizona State. [He’s been] a productive player over a three-year period. He played for a couple of different coaches. He played for coach Graham for a couple of years and then coach Edwards came in, but he’s been a pretty productive player in their systems," Nick Caserio said. He’s a big, strong receiver with good hands, good with the ball after the catch and he had a chance to play against some decent people in the PAC 12. So we’ll get him out here and try to get him the program and get him moving. The expectation will be no different than it is for any other player that comes in and get started, build a foundation and then go from there." They expect their 1st Round picks to be starters. 

This so awesomely goes against what they do. "We’re not concerned about what’s happened in the past. We look at the players across this year’s board and we stack the players obviously horizontally and vertically and then we work across," Caserio Said. "So it’s the same thing we did with Sony last year. We drafted Sony at the bottom of the first round. So, he was a good player, a highly-graded player, so relative to the options we were looking at, that was the choice that we made. Whatever happens in the past really has no bearing because it has no relevance to this year." He is an outside Number One WR. 

I compared him to Antonio Brown, and had him rated at 16, and going to the Steelers at 20. He is not super fast like Odell. But he has a lot in common. He was a basketball player that can sky with the best of them. He is over 6-2 with a 38.5" vertical leap and 33" arms. He can sky up over any DB and snag the ball like Odell. He doesn't have his speed, but he is bigger and stronger, and can use his body to block out DBs better. 

A large part of what makes Odell a great WR (besides speed and Vert;), is that he goes up and attacks the ball in the air. "He’s been a productive player," Caserio said. "He has some physical attributes that are important to that position. There’s some other good players that are up there, as well, so we just thought this was the player that made the most sense for us at the time." Harry does that as well.

He doesn't wait for the CB to react. He attacks the ball in the air like Antonio Brown does as well. I wish his forty was better, but he plays faster and quicker than his times. He has great hands. Both soft and strong if you know what I mean. He grabs everything with his giant mitts, and heads down field. He is elite with the ball in his hands running after the Catch.  

The Player: 4/20 Kahal Warring: A 3rd Round Option For Brady?

The Reason: Warring is a great blocker. He is not Moreau from LSU, who is the best blocking TE I ever saw. However, he is the next best thing. He is a very good blocker, but he is a great receiver. He knows how to get open in patterns, and runs the most precise routes of anybody in this this Draft. If Brady wants him to go seven yards and break out at an exact right angle, go for three yards and break downfield, and then do the watusi. Well he'll be dancing down the seam soon enough. 

He has an unusual sports career. He was a water polo goalie in high school, and that's how he got to college. BB tends to like those guys that play odd sports as well as football. They picked up two young veterans to back up AS-J. They both have some interesting production. So it is unlikely to happen. But if they do pick up a young TE, this guy is the sleeper of the Draft. He is true tight end, who can dominate in the run and pass game.

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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4/25 Darnell Savage: A Little Birdie Told Me, But...

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4/24 Andy Isabella: The Best WR in the Draft, But...

4/23 Tyre Brady: The Best WR in the Draft, But...

4/23 Ed Oliver: The Tazmanian Devil.

4/22 Keelan Doss: The Best WR at the SB, But...

4/22 Will Harris: 1st Round Safety, But...

4/21 Damien Harris: If Not For Sony Michel?

4/21 Maxx Crosby: He's a Small School Wunderkind, But...

4/20 Kahal Warring: A 3rd Round Option For Brady?

4/20 Foster Moreau: The Best Blocking TE, But...

4/19 Nick Bosa: He Ain't His Brother, But...

4/19 Terry McLaurin: The Best WR in the Draft, But...

4/18 Jonah Williams: Fighting For Respect.

4/18 Ross Pierschbacher: The Best OC in the Draft, But...

4/17 Will Greer: Air Raid QB, But...

4/17 David Montgomery: The Most Underrated RB But...

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.

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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.