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Okay, I'm finally starting to feel like I have a handle n this Draft. Even if it is just a little. But this is a screwy Draft. I keep wanting to put in offensive player, 

but the D-Player are so Damn good. 

PICKS 1-11

 

1st Round 2019 Draft

Picks 1-11.  

Picks 12-22.

Picks 23-32.

2nd Round 2019 Draft

Picks 33-46.

Picks 47-56

Picks 57-64. N/A

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My Picks: 

Key Needs:

Team Moves:

1.

Cardinals

Defense: 4-3

*Kyler Murray

QB/Outfielder Oklahoma

5-10.1, 195, 28 1/2" Arms! 

CB, OL, DL, EDGE, CB, OL, OT, NT, WR, OLB,

2018 Picks:

1 10th overall Josh Rosen QB UCLA

2 (47) Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M.
3 (97) Mason Cole, OC, Michigan.
4 134 Chase Edmonds RB Fordham.
6 (182) Chris Campbell, CB, Penn ST
7 254 Korey Cunningham OT, Cincy

2017 Picks:

1 (13) Haason Reddick, ILB, Temple
2 (36) Budda Baker, FS, Washington
3 Chad Williams WR Grambling ST
4 (115) Dorian Johnson, OL, Pitt
5 (157) Will Holden, OL, Vanderbilt
5 (179) T.J. Logan, RB, UNC
6 (208) Rudy Ford, DB, Auburn

Key F.A. Signed:

Brett Hundley QB
J.R. Sweezy OG
Kevin White WR

Terrell Suggs Edge
Brooks Reed DE 

Darius Philon DE 

Marcus Gilbert OT 
Jordan Hicks LB

Robert Alford CB

Key F.A.:
Deone Bucannon ILB 
Tre Boston FS
Benson Mayowa DE 
Markus Golden DE 
John Phillips TE
Joe Barksdale ORT 
Gerald Hodges ILB 
Derrick Coleman FB 
Zach Moore DE
Jeremy Vujnovich OLT 
John Wetzel OG
Jeremy Cash OLB
D.J. Foster WR
Gabe Martin ILB
Daniel Munyer OC
Darrell Daniels TE
Ricky Seals-Jones TE 

Key F.A. Lost:

J.J. Nelson WR

Mike Iupati OG

Oday Aboushi OG

Darius Philon DT

The Team: This is such a bizarre situation. It now looks like the Cards' GM decided to Draft Murray with the First Pick in the Draft. Then he sought a coach. He saw Kliff Kingsbury's video saying that Murray was the top pick in the draft. Then apparently he decided that was reason enough to hire him as the HC of the AC. Bizarro World stuff. The idea that Kyler Murray was the top player in this Draft appears to be Kliff's only qualification. 

Kingsbury's only qualification is that he ran that wacky Air Raid offense at Texas Tech that Murray dominated in last season at Oklahoma. "Coach Kingsbury, I know the type of offense he runs. He recruited me out of high school and I have a great relationship with him," Murray said. "If I were to play under him, I think it'd be a great deal. But I don't get to pick players. I just show up and do what I'm supposed to do. I'd obviously be very comfortable knowing how he operates that offense. What we look for, and how to operate everything. Me and him being together would be nice." He was hired to coach Murray in that same system in the NFL.

Being fired from a College head coaching gig at a semi-small school has never been a qualification for a head coaching job in the NFL before. He made a video saying he'd take Murray with the 1st pick in the Draft, and then got hired to take Murray with the 1st pick in the Draft. You can't make this nonsense up. 

There is only one logical reason. The pick it is in. Murray is the 1st Pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. 

And I get it. I get the hype. I don't buy it, but I get, Murray will be the top pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, period. "In terms of Murray, people are beginning to believe almost universally he will indeed be the No. 1 pick in this draft by the Arizona Cardinals," Kimberly Jones said. "In fact, teams picking in the top 10 believe they'll have no chance of drafting Murray. He's not the biggest quarterback in the world, but he is a very big presence at this combine." It is just the bass-ackwardness of this move that is so odd.

They have a top ten pick at QB from less than a year ago. "The offseason program (starts in a few days) will be interesting," an Exec said. "I'd imagine if (the Cards) are going to do something, there’s going to be some pressure before today. When he'd (Josh Rosen) normally be expected to be in the building (to start the offseason program)." Now, he is now excess baggage. 

I get the desire. The only player you can compare him too is Mahomes, only Mahomes has legit NFL size. I admit I had a blind spot for Mahomes, but nobody is going to tell me that they saw him doing what he did last season. That's BS. So maybe I have a blind spot for Murray as well. Maybe?

But I just watch three random games on UTube. And what troubled me was that in those three game he didn't throw a single pass inside the Box, the area between the Seam and and ten or so yards downfield, usually associated with the 1st down marker. Not one throw in those three games. He can't see the Box from the pocket.

When he played against as close to an NFL defense as you can face, he was overwhelmed. He was a mess against Alabama. He could find his WRs. He played in the worst defensive conference in the history of the World. And when he step out and into the big time he was overwhelmed. He was such trouble seeing over Alabama's defense that he only threw two passes inside the numbers, never mind the seam. This is going to be a crazy one. 

The Player: 3/30 Kyler Murray: The The Most Dynamic Player In The FBS, But...

The Reason: I don't know. 

Second Choice: The Pick has been made. 

2.

49ers

Defense: 4-3

*Nick Bosa-

EDGE Ohio ST

6-4, 266, 33"Arms, 

(O) 4.79, 29 Reps, 

9'8" Broad, 33.5" Vert,

4.14 SS, 7.1 3-Cone,

#1 WR, OG, FS  DE/OLB, OLB/DE, DT, RB, DE, DB, TE, CB, WR, OC, DL, CBLB

2018 Picks:

-1 (9) Mike McGlinchey, OL, ND
2 (44) Dante Pettis WR Washington
3 (70) Fred Warner, ILB, BYU
3 (95) Tavarius Moore DB, S. Miss
4 (128) Kentavius Street, DL, NC ST
5 (142) D.J. Reed, CB, Kansas State.
6 (184) Marcell Harris, DB, Florida
7 (223) Jullian Taylor DT, Temple
7 (240) Richie James WR, M. Tenn

2017 Picks:

1 (3) Solomon Thomas, OLB, Stanford
1 (31) Reuben Foster, LB, UCLA
3-66 Ahkello Witherspoon, CB, Colo
3 (104) C.J. Beathard, QB, Iowa
4 (121) Joe Williams, RB, Utah
5 (146) George Kittle, TE, Iowa
5(177) Trent Taylor WR Louisiana T.
6 (198) D.J. Jones, DL, Mississippi
6 (202) Pita Taumoepenu, DL, Utah
7 (229) Adrian Colbert, DB, Miami.

Key F.A. Signed:

Tevin Coleman RB

Jordan Matthews WR
Raheem Mostert RB
Mike Person OG

Dee Ford DE/OLB

Kwon Alexander LB
Jason Verrett CB
Jimmie Ward CB

Robbie Gould KR

Key F.A.:

Jimmie Ward CB
Michael Person OG 
Mark Nzeocha OLB 
Raheem Mostert RB
Antone Exum FS 
Jullian Taylor DT
Tyvis Powell S 
Greg Mabin CB 
Elijah Lee OLB 
Ross Dwelley TE 

Key F.A. Lost:

Carlos Hyde RB

Logan Paulson TE

Brandon Fusco OG

Dontae Johnson CB

Tank Carradine LB

Aaron Lynch DE

Leon Hall CB

The Team: There is no way the 49ers pick here. They have an offensive HC who needs a big strong Number One WR to run his offense. His offense just works better when he has a big Number One WR, like Andre Johnson or Pierre Garcon. He made Johnson (216 catches in two seasons) and Garcon (113 catches in one season) stars. He has to take Metcalf with his 1st Round pick in order to run his offense properly.

There best WR is probably Pettis. "Dante had a typical rookie year where he had some good games and some good plays, but a lot of ups and downs. He battled through some injuries early on which I thought set him back, but the way he finished the year was very exciting. He got a lot more opportunities at the end of the year. He earned those opportunities," Shanahan said. "You always want to see how guys do when they're out there. And he got better. He didn't get worse. He got better with experience. And I think that really helped him going into this offseason. I'm pumped to see him here in about a month." But this will be his second season and he is not a Number One WR. 

Trent Taylor could be their best WR sooner than later if he is willing to work for it. "I'm very hopeful for Trent to come back," Shanahan said. "Right now, he's around all the time. I see him outside my office on the field working out every single day. He wasn't here this time last year. He decided to stay here this year. He's healthy. He's going in the right direction, and he'll give himself a chance to be like his rookie year." He has to improve his work ethic. 
Jordan Mathews seems to get worse every season. "He’s bounced around a little in this league," Shanahan said. "I think he’s gotten better each year in this league just studying him and I think his skill set adds something to our group. He’s a bigger receiver who has good hands, very smart receiver and he also can run." He needs to be replaced.

Shanahan is at his best when he has a Number One WR. He is an Ex-OC Head Coach. He wants to Draft Metcalf. When he looks at all the great Defenders in this Draft, he still sees Metcalf. If you put him in this offense, he could be Andre Johnson. He could make Garoppolo a playoff winning QB. In Shanahan's system he wants his QB to over rely on the Number One WR. Metcalf tested as a Number One Receiver athletically, and he would have had the production if he wasn't hurt. 

Did you see him at the Combine? Have you seen him on Tape? Did you see him run that 4.33 Forty! He looked like swift-footed Achilles running deep down the sidelines. He was a warrior when the ball was in the air. He knocked everyone aside and went up and took it. When the ball is in the air it is his, period. That is what you needs from your Number One WR.
I think the 49ers should go Metcalf here, for the same reasons I have Murray to the Card. You got a young QB, good bad or indifferent, he is you future. You can do things to hurt him (like the Cards are doing to Rosen whether they take Murray or not), or you can make him better by coaching him up and give him protection (OLs) and weapons. Picking up McGlinchey and Pettis are nice examples of helping your young QB. They need to step up and do it again. Make Garoppolo an All Pro. 

His projected starters for this season at WR: Pierre Garcon (no longer a #1), Marquise Goldwin (yuck), and Dante Pettis (nice pick last year that showed a little something). They need to build up the defense more. Getting Dee Ford was a great impact player on defense. They need an impact player like Ford added to their offense. Jordan Mathews is not it. I loved Kittles a few years ago, and he has developed better than I thought. He is a freak athlete who needed a little more mentally.

Metcalf is a freak of nature on the level of Hurricane Julio, who is still destroying the NFL for the Falcons. "He's a special guy. He's big. He's fast. That comes once in a lifetime," AJ Brown said. "I would never talk down on D.K. I would never do that. He's a special guy. He's going to play a long time in the NFL. He's blessed, especially after everything he's been through. They couldn't get me to say anything bad about him." He will step in and soon be a Number One WR. 

He could be the difference between Garoppolo being a nice QB and a nice story, or an all-pro QB who can win Play-off games. "A lot of people talked, saying my cone drills (sucked), Tom Brady was faster than me," Metcalf said. "So I just had to come in here and just show that I was faster than Tom Brady." It is not good when you need to prove you can have better Combine numbers than Brady. 

That will be the primary reason that 49ers pass on him. "I dropped both of them by .2 seconds," Metcalf said. "So that was a big accomplishment for me today." A 7.2 3-Cone and a 4.2 Short Shuttle are not bad numbers for a 230-pound WR.

They have a screwed up front four. They want to play a 4-3, but essentially have a 3-4 D-line. Thomas, Armstead, and Buckner are better fits in a 3-4. Thomas is not a 4-3 D-end. In fact, his best position might be as a 3-Tech in a 4-3. But they play him as a Base-End. While Buckner and Armstead are really 5-Techs.

Adding Ford was a great pick up. He can be the speed guy outside. But they still don't have another Edge guy worth mentioning. With Bosa they can start Ford on the blindside, as Bosa played mostly on the Strongside at Ohio ST. They can play Armstead and Buckner in their Base defense, and bring Thomas in at 3-Tech in passing situations, which is most of the time now a days.

Now they'll have three guys who can rush the passer instead of almost one. Thomas was a great inside rusher at Stanford, and that could continue if they play him a 3-Tech on rush downs. Ford and Bosa are great edgerushers. They could also take Josh Allen if they want to switch to more of a 3-4. Ford can certainly play the stand up rusher in a 3-4. And Josh Allen is a great OLB. But if Bosa or Sweat are on the Board, they both fit their defense better as Strongside Edgerushers. 

The 49ers did great. They hit a winning streak that can only help them next year. They could certainly use some weapon to help poor Jimmy-G, but they will take whatever leftover super impact DL is left after the Cards pick. And there are impact RBs and WRs all over the 2nd and 3rd Rounds. 

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

The Reason: The 49ers will trade down from here. The Cards are no longer pretending that it is anyone other than Murray. The 1st pick in the 2019 Draft is in. So now the 49ers are holding Bosa and/or Allen hostage. The Jets would be happy with either guy. But if the Raider or Buccs want a shot at a top two Edge guy or D-end they have to pay the 49ers. 

Tampa needs a D-end and Bosa is perfect for them. They don't have a lot of ammo to trade up, but their 1st round pick in next years Draft has a lot of value. They probably would have to give up both 39 and next years 1st to hop over the Raiders. But the 49ers can't ask for too much here. The talent at Edge guys is better than we've ever seen. There is still Allen and Sweat sitting out there. 

Remember Allen dominated the SEC last season like no one before him with 17 sacks, which is an SEC record, and Sweat dominated the SEC like a number overall pick last season. "I was hopeful that Nick would be able to return to play again for us," Urban Meyer wrote in a press release. "I know this was an extremely difficult and emotional decision for Nick and his family, and I wish him well as he moves on to get himself 100 percent healthy and ready for his next chapter. I want to thank Nick for the remarkable efforts he gave for this program. He is a first-class young man who we have been honored to coach." While Bosa bailed on Ohio State to focus on the Draft. 

The Raiders are the most desperate for a rusher. They have the ammo to move up. But will they spend 35 to pop up over the Jets? That leaves a huge hole in the Draft without a 3rd Round pick already. That would leave them without a 2nd or 3rd Round picks. The 49ers will be looking for 24. A compromise could be 27. Then they get the great white whale passrusher that all the top teams want. 

This pick comes down to Allen and Metcalf. The two guys Lynch doesn't want to talk about. He is happy to talk about Williams and Bosa. He met them at the Combine, and couldn't wait to talk about it. They went to their Pro Days and told everyone. Maybe I am too old school, but when that happens the old school guys like Lynch don't talk about the guys they are interested in.

They needs an Edge guy as much as a WR. I'd go Metcalf here. However, the risk is more pronounced with Metcalf. Allen never missed a game. Of all the top guys, he is one with the most starts, by far. He had 35 starts in 51 games. He started 9 games as a Sophomore and every game since. He played through everything. Of all the underrated numbers in this Draft, 17 Sacks in the SEC is number one. 

Metcalf is a star waiting to happen. "I try to model my game after Julio and Calvin Johnson," Metcalf said. "Big receivers that can run fast." His only question is can he stay healthy. If he does he will put up number like Julio Jones. He ran a 7.2 3-Cone and 2.2 SS at his Pro Day. 

Second Choice: DK Metcalf WR

3.

Jets

Defense: 3-4

*Josh Allen

OLB/EDGE Kentucky

6-4 7/8, 262, (O) 4.62, 

S-1.61, 9'10" Broad, 

33 1/2" Arms, 28 Reps,

7.15 3-Cone, 4.23 SS,

EDGE, RB, WR, OLT, WR, OLB, DL, OL, WR, OL, DT, WR,

2018 Picks:

1 (3) Sam Darnold, QB, USC
3 Nathan Shepherd DT Fort Hays ST
4 (107) Chris Herndon, TE, Miami.
6 (179) Parry Nickerson, CB, Tulane.
6 (180) Foley Fatukasi, DT, UConn.
6 Trenton Cannon, RB, Virginia ST

2017 Picks:

1 (6) Jamal Adams, DB, LSU
2 (39) Marcus Maye, DB, Florida
3(79) ArDarius Stewart WR Alabama
4 (141) Chad Hansen, WR, California
5 (150) Jordan Leggett, TE, Clemson
5 Dylan Donahue DL West Georgia
6 (188) Elijah McGuire, RB, Louisiana-Lafayette
6 (197) Jeremy Clark, CB, Michigan
6 (204) Derrick Jones, CB, Mississippi

Key F.A. Signed:

Le'Veon Bell RB
Josh Bellamy WR
Jamison Crowder WR

Kelechi Osemele, OG

Tom Compton OT 

Henry Anderson DL
C.J. Mosley LB

David Mayo ILB

Chandler Catanzaro K

Steve McLendon DT

Brian Poole CB

Key F.A:

Josh McCown QB

Bilal Powell RB
Jermaine Kearse WR

Rishard Matthews WR
Robby Anderson WR
Deontay Burnett WR 
Benjamin Braden OT  
Benjamin Ijalana ORT 

Brent Qvale ORT 

James Carpenter OG 

Dakota Dozier OG

Bronson Kaufusi DE
Brandon Copeland DE 
Frankie Luvu LB 
Neville Hewitt ILB 
Destiny Vaeao DT 
Eric Tomlinson TE 

Morris Claiborne CB
Rontez Miles FS
Anthony Wint LB 

Key F.A Lost:

Andre Roberts WR

Clive Walford TE

Spencer Long OG

Mike Pennell DE

Jeremiah Attaochu OLB

Buster Skrine CB 

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The Team: The Jets need an Edge. They run a 3-4 defense, so getting a 3-4 OLB who can hit the quarterback is one of their top priorities. Brandon Copeland and Jordan Jenkins are their two pass rushing OLB, sort of. 

I have been saying for a while that a 3-4 team will not pass on Allen. "You want violent people. You want to run and hit people and make that field smaller for everybody, especially for the receivers," Shanahan said. "That starts with the safeties and corners, being able to hit. It’s not just about hitting. You want to be able to cover. You got to be smart. You’re trying to get everything." Allen has everything. 
They picked a guy from Seattle to be their D-Coordinator. "Playing against Seattle over the years, and knowing how hard that system is to go against. And it’s not necessarily how hard it is. It's how sound it is. They make you earn everything," Shanahan said. "It’s always an eight-man front. It’s very tough to run the ball against. And they’re very sound in their coverages. You can get some completions and things like that, but they make you work all the way down the field." It is starting to sound like a 3-4 team to me. 

They want speed to the QB like Pete Carroll craves. "There’s really no difference," Shanahan said. "(It's) the same type of fronts. 3-4s, sometimes they one gap, sometimes they two gap. We plan on having a linebacker on the ball. And that’s five guys on the line of scrimmage, depending on how our personnel plays out." Having five guys on the LOS is a 3-4. 
Plus, they have been taking a lot about Bosa and Williams. "I think it’s good to be out for a number of reasons. The schools we visited the last couple of days, Alabama and Ohio State, I don’t think they’re going anywhere. They’re going to be producing players. So it’s good to continue to foster those relationships that we can help them and they can help us. And it’s really invaluable to just spend time with these guys." They went to Kentucky. 
They met with Allen. "Most of the top guys aren’t working out, especially if they did well at the combine,” Lynch said. “But you have an opportunity to come sit with them and talk with them." But no one in the 49ers organization mentions him to the Press. That is usually the primary sign of interest. 

The Jets are another team that did a great job choking off the season to move up into the Top Three. And like the 49ers they could use some impact players on offense, especially OLs. And like the 49ers they have to get some weapons for their young QB. Getting an extra 2nd and 3rd, could be four young impact players on offense to save their young QB: 2 WR, and an RB, and an OL or two. 

Another AFC East team looking to tank the season with their rookie QB. They still need someone who can hit Brady. 

The Player4/06 Josh Allen: The Best Passrusher In The Draft.

The Reason: There is just no way the Jets can pass on the Best 3-4 OLB to come out of the Draft in years, and statically EVER. I'd go on, but I hate the Jets. 

I just don't know how a 3-4 team can pass on Allen or Bosa. Bosa will go to the top three. 3-4 Teams that needs a Dominant rush-OLB can take him. 

Second Choice: None

4. 

Raiders

Defense: 4-3

*Ed Oliver

3-Tech Houston

6-2, 287, 36" Vert!

10' Broad! 32 Reps! 

4.22 Short Shuttle!

31 3/4" Arms?

WR, OLT, EDGE, 3-Tech, TE, DE, LB, OLT, WR, TE, OL, DT, DB, LB, DT, EDGE, WR 

2018 Picks

 

2018 Picks:

1 (15) Kolton Miller, OLT, UCLA
2 (57) P.J. Hall DL, Sam Houston ST
3 (65) Brandon Parker OL, NC A&.
3 (87) Arden Key, DE/OLB, LSU
4 (110) Nick Nelson, CB Wisconsin
5-140 Maurice Hurst, DL Michigan
5 (173) Johnny Townsend, P, FLA.
6 Azeem Victor LB, Washington.
7 (228) Marcell Ateman, WR, OK ST

2017 Picks:

1 (14) Karl Joseph, S, West Virginia
2 (44) Jihad Ward, DE, Illinois
3-75 Shilique Calhoun DE Mich ST
4 (100) Connor Cook, QB, Mich ST
5 (143) Deandre Washington, RB Texas Tech
6 Cory James, OLB, Colorado ST
7 (234) Vadal Alexander, G, LSU

Key F.A. Signed:

Antonio Brown WR

Tyrell Williams WR

Ryan Grant WR

J.J. Nelson WR
Trent Brown OLT

Isaiah Crowell RB

Mike Glennon QB

Landry Jones QB

Denzelle Good OL

Jordan Devey OG 

Luke Wilson TE
Johnathan Hankins DT

Josh Mauro DE

Vontaze Burfict ILB

Brandon Marshall OLB
Lamarcus Joyner FS

Curtis Riley FS
Nevin Lawson CB

Erik Harris CB 

Dwayne Harris KR

Key F.A.: 
Clinton McDonald DT

Frostee Rucker DT

Ahtyba Rubin DT

Key F.A. Lost:

AJ McCarron QB

Jordy Nelson WR

Jared Cook TE

Kelechi Osemele OG

Jon Feliciano OG

Donald Penn OT

D. Rodgers-Cromartie CB

The Team: Gruden promised a surprise. "Raiders are looking at some sort of surprise pick at number four that would necessitate absolute secrecy," Rapoport said. "That is what I understand: a pick at No. 4 that we are not expecting. So what that actually is, I do not know." Trading up for Murray would be stupid and a waste of 3 or 4 picks. 

The question here is does Gruden just blow everything up, and just do what he wants on a whim. "Yeah, he’s going to be our quarterback," Gruden said about Carr, and remember he has long history of the QB grass being greener on the other side, and ditching his QB on a whim. "I'm not going to address all the rumors. I could [not] care less about the rumors. He threw for 4,100 yards. Threw for almost 70 percent in a very dire, tough circumstance. So I’ve got a lot of confidence in Carr; what he can do with Antonio Brown, with Tyrell Williams, with Trent Brown coming in here to help our offensive line." Yeah. No shush!

So is the surprise? The complete none surprise that they are taking Williams, because he thinks that funny. I mean, if they were trading up to the First pick it should be done by now, right? It just sounds like BS to me. If they taking anything other than a player who can impact their pathetic rush he should be fired. Or was it just sarcasm, because the pick is so obvious Williams. Or are talking about Oliver, who is the hottest prospect in the Draft currently. 
Gruden is an offensive HC. Mayock and him make a good team because Mayock is a defensive guy (and a little paranoid;). He played Safety at BC. But don't get it twisted. Gruden is the man. And he is an Offensive HC. Offensive guys want offensive guys. He got raked over the coals for trading Ridley. Metcalf is a once every ten years physical freak at the same position as Ridley. 

He is an Offensive HC, and he wants offensive players. "Jon Gruden loves Kyler Murray, I’m told. And does not necessarily love Derek Carr, I’m told," McShay said. "Which is going to be the interesting thing to see. It may not play out in this draft, but I think at some point it’s going to come to an end between Carr and Jon Gruden, from what I hear." But he always hates his QB, unless they win him a Super Bowl. 

They have to get help for the rush. "I think we’re getting to the point in this league where we’re such a pass-first league, you take those guys wherever you can get them. Over the years I’ve talked to almost every top quarterback in the NFL and I’ve asked them all the same question, 'What bothers you the most?' And almost all every top flight quarterback says, 'immediate pressure up the middle,'" Mayock said with the top inside rusher on his Board and draft card?. " If you have a couple of good edge rushers, you can step up in the pocket if it’s sound up front. If you’re getting push in some of those guys that don’t move as well, if you’re getting push up the middle that’s difficult. It disturbs sight lines, forces you to readjust your feet. 

"I think we’re at the point now where people are throwing the ball so much you have to find a way to affect them regardless. I think there’s more emphasis on inside guys. So it’s as least as equal to the outside guys." They will not be able to get a guy of this talent later in the Draft inside. 

They can get an edge later in the Draft, but not an explosive 3-Tech like Williams (or Oliver). "What I would say about the defensive line in general, is that in the last 10 years? Mayock said "I’d say, it’s the best defensive line group we’ve seen both edge rushers and inside guys. I think when you start talking about the 1st round of the draft, I think it’s going to be dominated by defensive linemen." They have to get that instant rush up the middle. 

But they will have a shot at a top rusher or two later in the Draft. Williams (or Oliver) will be a difference maker from Day One. Even if he doesn't sack the QB, he will absorb doubles to free up the outside rushers. The Raiders really need any and all DLs who can hit the QB. In fact, I may go passrusher on every single pick in the 1st. That is how much their rush sucked last season. Pathetic. 

The Player: 4/23 Ed Oliver: The Tazmanian Devil.

The Reason: This would be a bit of a surprise. But he is the fastest rising prospect in this Draft. He is a similar size as PJ Hall, who they reached for in last years Draft. This would not be a reach when you look at the legit Comparisons to Aaron Donald. He is the guy who could pull that whole D-line together. And let's be clear. He is the fastest riser in this Draft. He it seemed every team from five to Buffalo wants him. 

Oliver is the fastest riser in the Draft. He has become the great white whale (or Aaron Donald;). But he is not Moby Dick, nor Donald. He gets into the backfield as fast as Moby Dick, but he doesn't find the ball instantly like Donald. He can harpoon an offense with penetration up the gut, but the QB is his Moby Dick. He struggled to find him. He has to find the QB better. 

He just doesn't have those flash instincts to turn or bend to the QB like Donald. He burst up the 3-Gap with passion and glory, but no plan to find the QB. He was lost at sea searching for the QB for the first five games of the season, without a sack. Until he harpooned his great white whale twice against ECU. Granted that might have been the best game by a DL all season (I mean, except Williams against LSU). He has a chance to be the explosive inside rusher that all teams want. He has a chance to be special. 

Second Choice: DK Metcalf (is only other guy who would be more of a surprise than Oliver).

5.

Buccaneers

Defense: 4-3

**Quinnen Williams

3-Tech/DT Alabama

6-4, 295, 33 1/4", 

(O) 4.83, 30.5" Vert,

9'4" Broad, 

OT, CB, DB, RB, LBOL, CB, WR, EDGE, WR, DL, LB, QB

2018 Picks:

1 (12) Vita Vea, DT, Washington
2 (38) Ronald Jones II, RB, USC
2 (53) M.J. Stewart, CB, UNC
2 (63) Carlton Davis, CB, Auburn.
3 (94) Alex Cappa OG Humboldt ST
4 (117) Jordan Whitehead, S Pitt
5 Justin Watson, WR Pennsylvania
6 (202) Jack Cichy, OB, Wisconsin

2017 Picks:

1 (19) O.J. Howard TE Alabama
2 (50) Justin Evans, S, Texas A&M
3 (84) Chris Godwin, WR, Penn ST
3 (107) Kendell Beckwith, ILB, LSU
5 Jeremy McNichols RB Boise ST
7 (223) Stevie Tu’ikolovatu DT USC

Key FA Signed:

Ryan Griffin QB
Breshad Perriman WR

Peyton Barber RB
Donovan Smith OLT

Vinny Curry DE

Shaquil Barrett LB
Deone Bucannon OLB

Kentrell Brice SS 

Key FA:

Ryan Fitzpatrick QB 
Adam Humphries WR
Christopher Conte FS 
Jacquizz Rodgers RB
Kevin Minter ILB 

Corey Nelson ILB
Cameron Lynch OLB 
Rakeem Nunez-Roches DT
Josh Shaw FS 

Key FA Lost:

Ryan Fitzpatrick QB

Kwon Alexander ILB 

Adarius Taylor ILB

The Team: They want to help their offense. But they have no choice here. Williams would be a home wrecker in this aggressive upfield Defense. He could study under Gerald McCoy, who is nearing his 10th season fast. Then he and Vea could hold the fort for a decade. They have great D-ends outside. This pick would give them three great DTs inside. 

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

The Reason: They have a huge decision here. Do they take the Big WR that could take their QB to the next level, or do they take the hottest prospect in the Draft. This is a best player available pick looks like. 

Second Choice: DK Metcalf WR

6.

Giants

Defense: 4-3

**Dwayne Haskins-

QB Ohio ST

6-3.3, 231, (U) 5.04-5.06,

33 1/2" Arms, 28.5 Vert,

QB, WR, DB, DE, OL, WR, OL, OL, WR, DE,  DL, DB WR

2018 Picks:

1 (2) Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State.
2 (34) Will Hernandez, OG, UTEP.
3 (66) Lorenzo Carter, Edge, Georgia.
3 (69) B.J. Hill, DT, NC State.
4 (108) Kyle Lauletta, QB, Richmond.
5 (139) RJ McIntosh, DL, Miami.

2017 Picks:

1 (23) Evan Engram, TE, Mississippi
2(55) Dalvin Tomlinson, DT Alabama
3 (87) Davis Webb, QB California
4 (140) Wayne Gallman, RB Clemson
5 Avery Moss, DE Youngstown ST
6 (200) Adam Bisnowaty, OT Pitt

Key F.A. Signed:

Antoine Bethea DB
Markus Golden OLB/DE
Jabrill Peppers DB
Golden Tate WR

Cody Latimer WR

Robert Griffin III QB 

Key F.A.:

Jonathan Stewart RB
Connor Barwin OLB
Kerry Wynn DT 
Russell Shepard WR 
Nathan Stupar OLB 
Josh Mauro DT 
B.W. Webb CB 
Jamon Brown OG 
John Jenkins DE
Tony Lippett CB
Curtis Riley FS 
Corey Coleman WR 
Alex Tanney QB 
Jordan Williams DT 
Brittan Golden WR

Key F.A. Lost:

Odell Beckham Jr WR

Ereck Flowers ORT

Landon Collins FS 
Mario Edwards DT

The Team: Gentleman said he ain't gonna reach for a QB. "I'm just telling you: I'm not going to force a pick," Gettleman said. "You can't draft for need. You'll get screwed every time. You'll make a mistake." They need someone how can hit the QB next season, and a QB they can develop. They can get a developmental QB later in the Draft.

From all I'm here it sounds like the Giants want to Trade down. There are teams that want to trade up. So look for the New Jersey to down to 10 or maybe 12 and take a passrusher like Burns. If not it will be Sweat. 

Shurmur is friends with Ohio State OC Ryan Day. He coached Haskins for almost two seasons. The Giants will know all the in and outs of Haskins behind the scenes when he wasn't a starter. The big thing for Haskin here is that he sat on the bench for two seasons. He not only didn't complain, but worked his tail off and got significantly better as a player. Shurmur now knows all the inside details of Haskins work ethic behind the scenes when he was back up J.T. Barrett. 

Now I don't know all the ins and outs of what Haskins did behind the scenes. But I do know that he never started a game before 2018, and broke just about every Big-10 passing record known to man. To do that you have to be a great worker behind the scenes. He had to bust his butt in film study, playbook, and practice. When he stepped in to start in 2018, he was completely mentally prepared. 

Shurmur has the inside scoop from his buddy Day on the incredible work ethic and character it too for Haskins to work himself into the best starter in the Big-10, ever, for two years while never get on the field. 2017: Academic All-Big Ten, OSU Scholar-Athlete. 2016: OSU Scholar-Athlete

That is imperative, because he is going to be backing up Eli this season, and maybe in 2020 as well. What is Haskins going to be like behind the scenes? Will he pout and be a pain in the ass? Or will he work his ass off to become a legit NFL starter? Will he study every detail so he is completely ready to step in and start, like he was at Ohio ST last season. Shurmur knows the inside answers to those questions. He will know everything Haskins did the two seasons when he wasn't playing.

It is sounding more and more like the Giants want to pick up passrusher here, and a QB later. But if they don't take Haskins, he won't make it past the Bengals. Word coming out of New Jersey is that they like Daniel Jones, who is friends with Eli and attended his passing camp. But he won't make it past the Redskins. The last word is that they like Lock as well. He should make it to pick 17. Worries about his accuracy and his high INT rate will drop him to the fourth QB taken in this Draft. 

Giants took an RB in last years Draft. Now they need a QB. This is a tough pick. Haskins is a spread QB, like Goff. The team that takes him will have to change their offense completely for him, like the Rams did with Goff. He has to be drafted by an HC who was an OC. 

The Player: 4/25 Dwayne Haskins: Redux, But...

The Reason: They are most desperate for pass rush. They can't win next season if their defense 

The only other alternative I can see that could help Shurmur keep his job long term is to pick up DK Metcalf if he is still on the Board. Because Manning needs a Number One WR. The loss of Odell is going to be devastating to Eli this season. Odell open up everything for everyone else. Manning is really going to struggle this season without him. 

But that is not really a long term job security pick for Shurmur. He has to get a QB who can step in and start in 2020, or he will lose his job when Eli leaves and the team falls apart. Haskins is not just the best pick for the Giants. It is also the best pick for Shurmur. If he pass one on Haskins here, he will be fired in two years. 

Shurmur was an OC before he became an HC. If they don't take a QB again, it will be more tragic than funny. However, Shurmur was an OC before he became an HC. So this could work out nicely for the Giants if they can keep the exceedingly young Haskins on the bench. 

Second Choice: Devin White LB

7.

Jaguars

Defense: 4-3

**D.K. Metcalf- 

WR Ole Miss

6-4, 230, (O) 4.33, 11'2" Br! 40.5"Vert, 27 Reps, 7.38 3-C, 4.5 SS, 

QB, OLT, TE,  WR, WR, DL,  TE, OG, OC, CB, QB

2018 Picks:

1 (29) Taven Bryan, DT, Florida.
2 (61) D.J. Clark, WR, LSU.
3 (93) Ronnie Harrison, SS, Alabama.
4 (129) Will Richardson, ORT, NC ST.
6 (203) Tanner Lee, QB, Nebraska.
7 (230) Leon Jacobs, DE Wisconsin.
7 (247) Logan Cooke, P, Miss ST.

2017 Picks:

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

Key FA.Signed:

Nick Foles QB

Chris Conley WR

Geoff Swaim TE

Cedric Ogbuehi OLT
A.J. Cann OG

Alfred Blue RB

Key FA:
Corey Grant RB
T.J. Yeldon RB 
Tyler Shatley OG
Josh Wells ORT
Patrick Omameh OG 
Ereck Flowers ORT
Blake Bell TE
Rashad Greene WR
Corey Robinson OLT 
Tyler Patmon CB 
Josh Walker OT 
Jaydon Mickens WR
Chris Reed OG

Key Free Lost

Blake Bortles QB

Donte Moncrief WR

Allen Hearns WR

Marcellus Lewis TE

Blake Bell TE

Chris Reed OG

Malik Jackson DL

Tashaun Gipson FS

The Team: The three landing spot for Metcalf appear to be Two, Four, Five, and Seven. That is were the Offensive HCs are. There is no way a Defensive HC is taking anything other than a DL in the top ten in this Draft. 

The Jags don't need another OT to keep Foles alive. Marrone is not just an Offensive Head Coach, he was an O-line Coach. They have Cam Robinson at OLT. Their 4th Round ORT from last years Draft was a Marrone guy, before he blew his knee out. They took an OT in each of the last two drafts.

They are planning on having Will Robinson start at ORT. "We have to get the Right Tackle resolved and that’s where Will Richardson comes into play," Caldwell said. "We drafted him in the fourth round and we hope he’s coming back healthy. He’s training and working out every day and doing everything you need to do." He was out all last season. He was placed on IR. And he is a nut job with substance abuse arrests in his past. "If we get our guys back healthy and can add a little bit here and there," Coughlin said. " I was happy and confident with our offensive line last year until it started to disappear." If they want to get rid of him this pick makes a little more sense. 

Then they picked up Ogbuehi who played OLT for the Bengals last season. That is there big free agent signing this off season. An OT for their former O-line Coach/HC. Taylor would give them four OTs? And he would likely not be a starter next season if they did draft him. 

Everybody and their brother has Taylor here, but I just don't see it. Unless they have given up on Williams, and they see him eventually playing on the left side. He is in their off season program. They Drafted Foles, and he has a tendency to fold when he gets hit. He needs to be protected at all cost to keep him playing like a winner. Foles is only as good as his protection. He does not like to be hit.

They signed Foles, and know that he needs protection. But they sign two free agent OLs! They signed an OLT and resigned their OLG from last season. Marrone liked Will Richardson in the Draft last year, developed him, and now sees him as a starter. Their O-line fell apart last season do to injury, not talent. Cam Robinson is coming back. Cann is combing back. 

Marrone is an O-line coach first. He trusts his coaching over draft picks. Snagging Taylor could make him happy. But with the new additions to the O-Tackle depth (Ogbuehi), and their veteran OLG returning? And the two OTs they thought would be their starters last season are returning, including ORT Will Robinson? They can go best available player to make their new QB a winning NFL quarterback again, here. Jags fans have to be hoping it is Metcalf. I know Foles does. Cam Robinson tore up his ACL last season. He's expected back. They signed Ogbuehi this off season. 

Is Cam done? "It's a shame," Marrone said. "He's worked hard. He's a good young player, and he'll work hard to (rehabbing his knee). We're just thinking about Cam as he's working through it." The only reason this pick makes sense is if both Cam Robinson and Will Robinson are done. 

If Cam is healthy than they can't take Taylor here. "All those guys can all play out there at tackle and have played out there at times whether it be practice or a game or whether they've done it in college," Marrone said. "I feel real comfortable about where we are there. We're three-deep at every position in the line but what I wanted to do is just make sure everyone understands that we're not scouring (the waiver wire for OLs) thinking that we need to go out there and find some answers. We have the answers here in the building." This troubles me. I know where there is smoke there is fire, but how do they take Jason Taylor here? And if they don't take him? Is he still a top 16 pick?

They got a new QB, and now they have to build a team around him. Their O-line and WR were terrible last season. But that was mostly do to injury and they just signed Ogbuehi and Cann. Butt they still need help on the field blocking for their QB. It looks like the question here could be Metcalf or Hockenson. 

They have committed completely to getting a new QB. If they don't get a QB in free agency than they will be stuck picking in this Draft. This Draft is really full of Day Two QBs. They will get pumped up because they are QBs, but this is the worst QB Draft in a long while. 

The Player2/20 D.K. Metcalf: The Best WR in 2019. But...

The Reason: Their offense fell apart when they lost their Number One WR Allen Robinson left for the Bears. They need another big Number One WR to help Foles be all that he can be. Metcalf has the size and athleticism to be a dynamic Number One WR. Their GM is a former WR's coach for the Giants. And their HC is an Offensive Head Coach. If they have a chance to go Number One WR here? I just don't see how they can pass. Though someone seemed to leak that they want Taylor. They spent the off season seemingly doing everything contrary to that pick that they could. 

They have to get some tools for their new Head Coach. There last HC was a D-coordinator dude. Their new HC was an OC. He is going to be looking at offensive guys who can help the QB. Hockenson is a good receiver. However, he is the best blocking TE I have seen in a long time. They have a power running game ready to go to help Foles. Hockenson makes the power running game much more powerful,

They have to move on from Bortles. However, Marrone is more of an old school coach. Se he likely will be voting against this pick. So we will see how much say he has in this process. 

They have to do something to make Foles a legit NFL QB . Getting him a Number One WR at the Julio Jones level is a good start for this inconsistent QB. But if they want a Super Bowl winning QB they have to get him elite weapons. The Jags got a new QB, and not have to build a legit NFL offense around him. 

They don't seem to understand that all their jobs are tittering on how well Foles plays. They let a lot of good WRs leave, and never replaced them. Conley is a good move, but Metcalf would be a great move. If Metcalf gets past San Fran, and I'm still not sure he will, he is likely to fall into their laps. He is a true Number One WR. 

Second Choice: Jason Taylor OT

8.

Lions

Defense: 4-3

Brian Burns

Edge FLA ST

6-5, 249, (O) 4.53, S-1.62,

10'9"Broad, 36"Vert, 

33.7"Arm, 7.01 3-C,  

DL, DE. ORG, DB, TE, WR,, LB, OL, WR, DL, OL, OL, 

2018 Picks:

1 (20) Frank Ragnow OC Arkansas
2 (43) Kerryon Johnson RB Auburn
3 (82) Tracy Walker, FS, Louisiana-Lafayette
4-114 Da’Shawn Hand, DE Alabama
5 (153) Tyrell Crosby, OT Oregon
7 Nick Bawden, RB San Diego ST

2017 Picks:

1 (21) Jarrad Davis LB Florida
2 (53) Jalen Tabor DB Florida
3 (96) Kenny Golladay WR N. Illinois
4 Jaylen Reeves-Maybin, LB, Tenn
4 (127) Michael Roberts, TE, Toledo
5 (165) Jamal Agnew, CB, San Diego
6 Jeremiah Ledbetter, DL, Arkansas
6 (215) Brad Kaaya, QB, Miami
7 Pat O’Connor, DL, E. Michigan

Key F.A. Signed:

Jesse James TE
Danny Amendola WR

Andrew Donnal ORT

Oday Aboushi OG
Trey Flowers Edge

Justin Coleman Nickel

Key F.A.:
LeGarrette Blount RB 
TJ Jones WR
Levine Toilolo TE 
Matt Cassel QB 
Ameer Abdullah RB 
Nick Bellore FB 
Ricky Jean Francois DT
Kelvin Sheppard ILB
Deshawn Shead FS 
Crevon LeBlanc CB 
Eric Lee DE 
Lenzy Pipkins CB 
Trevor Bates ILB 
Romeo Okwara DE
Charles Washington CB

Key F.A. Lost:

Ezekiel Ansah DE 

Kerry Hyder DE

Eli Harold OLB 

Luke Willson TE 

The Team: This is the guy they need. "I’ve always said since the day I got here that the draft is a blend of need and best available," Quinn said. "I think this year, just looking at our situation right now with what the board looks like and what our perceived needs are, probably a little bit more pushing toward the best available player. I think that’s a good thing." He is also the best Player available. 

This is the missing piece to Patricia's defense. He could end up being a very good HC if the Draft falls this way. He got the inside power last year, now he just needs that freakish Edge guy who can hit the QB every game. The need for a rusher was desperate last year, and could be even more so if Ansah leaves. Either way this is just too perfect a fit to happen. 

They did a good job stealing Flowers. But they still need another rusher. Patricia made it work with bigger stronger edge guys who could play the run as well when he was the DC with the Pats. Getting a big D-end to play the Blindside opposite Flowers, who primarily rushed from the Strongside for the Pats, would be a boon for this Defense. 

The Player

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 Reason: There is just no way Patricia 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 his heart are being spread.

As a group, they only had a pathetic 7 INTs on the season. I mean as a whole, their entire defense had 7 INTs. Greedy Williams has that knack for getting his hands on the ball for INTs. 

Second Choice: Devin White LB

9.

Bills

Defense: 4-3

Jawaan Taylor-

OT FLA

6-5, 312, 10" Hands, 

35.1" Arms! 24 Reps,

OLT? DL, FS, LB, RB, ORT, KR, CB, RB,,OLB, DT, CBTE, TE, TE, WR, WR, WR, OT, OL, OL, OL, LOL

2018 Picks:

11 (7) Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming.
1 Tremaine Edmunds, LB Virginia T
3-96 Harrison Phillips, DT, Stanford.
4-12) Taron Johnson CB Weber ST
5-154 Siran Neal, FS Jacksonville ST
5-166 Wyatt Teller, OG Virginia T
6 Ray-Ray McCloud, WR Clemson.
7 (255) Austin Proehl, WR UNC

2017 Picks:

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

Key F.A. Signed:

Cole Beasley WR
John Brown WR 

Andre Roberts WR/KR
Frank Gore RB

Senorise Perry RB

Charles Clay TE
Tyler Kroft TE

Jake Fisher TE

LaAdrian Waddle OLT
Mitch Morse OC

Spencer Long OG

Quinton Spain OG 
Ty Nsekhe OLT

Eli Harold OLB
Jordan Phillips DT

Kevin Johnson CB

E.J. Gaines CB 

Key F.A.:
Lorenzo Alexander OLB
Ryan Groy OG
Jordan Mills ORT
Jordan Phillips DT 
Derek Anderson QB 
Ramon Humber OLB
Taiwan Jones RB 

Phillip Gaines CB 
Dontae Johnson CB

Vontae Davis CB
Key F. A, Lost:

John Miller OG

Kyle Williams DT

The Team: This is a huge need pick for the Bills. "I’ll never get comfortable ever again," Dawkins said. "Lesson learned this season." Dawkins seemed to fall apart last season, and was so inconsistent that they have to be seriously considering replacing him here.

After invading the NFL's all you can eat free agent frenzy by signing more players than any other team. They still don't really have an OLT. They have Waddle who can play both sides, but he never played on the left side for very long for the Pats. He is a plug not a seasoned starter. 

Taylor could be an All-Pro ORT. "There were some moments that I thought Dion improved this year from what he was a year ago," Sean McDermott said. "I thought as a whole [Dion was] too inconsistent, starting with penalties. We talked about that, and this will be an important offseason for Dion." Taylor could start at ORT, and let Waddle and Dion battle it out at OLT.

Then Taylor could take over this year if the inconsistency continues, or in a year or two if they don't want to pay big money to Dion. And let's remember besides "sucks" inconsistent is the worst word for an OL. An OLT has to be consistent or his QB get killed. This gives them time to develop Taylor, and time for Dion to redeem himself. If he does? Taylor can stay at ORT and become an all-pro. Or he can switch sides and help his QB to survive. 

Taylor can play on the left side. He started the last two games of the 2017 season at OLT. He was not great, but he showed he could play on the left side. He played with better balance and technique in 2018, and looked more like he could play on the left side where those two flaws were really exposed. He only gave up one sack last season. He has 35" arms, and the feet to kickslide. 

Plus, he is the best run blocker in this Draft. They want to run Fournette. They wanted to run Fournette before Bowles became the HC. And when you have a Defensive HC, he always wants to run the ball more. So in a few years they could move him over to the left side to help justify this pick, if he continues to improve his balance, kickslide, and technique he could be a great OLT. 

The Bills got their young QB in last years Draft, and really want to tank this season to get a super impact player again. Once their young QB starts working out, they will not have a shot at a top Five pick again. Oliver's drop is not an indictment of his talent, but a matter of circumstance in the most talented D-line Draft ever. Some top-five DL talent is going to fall out of the Top Five. 

The Player: Taylor is a beast. He started two games at OLT as a sophomore in 2017, so we know he has the ability to play on the left side, which can justify him in the top ten. He only gave up one sack last season in the SEC against some pretty damn good rushers. Does not always look great moving backwards, but sunk his hips better in 2018. Great job pulling DLs up with his hands to get them off leverage. He can plow the DT inside. Then turn and hit the LB charging from the second level. He fought Sweat to a standstill all game. 

Nice quick hop on his second step to cut off the speed rusher. He will get beat to the outside sometimes on runs away. He can get beat to the edge by a blitzing OLB. He will slide inside in pass pro sometimes for some reason. Nice job switch to the outside stunter and stoning him. Not always the best goal line blocker. He will dive into he ground sometimes. Smart guy who will turn to the interior OLs and relay signals. Played with much better technique this past season. Powerful hands. Played with better balance in 2018. Best run blocking OL in this Draft. 
I want to see his arm length. Nice get getting his hands inside on the rusher first. Very strong once he gets shirt and position. When he blocks down, the DT ends up on the ground. Nice job grabbing the low ripper and holding on. I like the way he moves his feet backwards. He keeps his hands a little low, but has a great second burst backwards. He has to keep his hands inside better. They will get little wide sometimes. He kept his hands high and tight. 

2017 Vs FLA ST: He started at OLT. He has heavy hands and is powerful in the upper body. He can twist and toss the DE with just his size and strength in the upper body. He gave up a big strip sack against Burns. Quick short steps moving backwards. Struggled a little moving backwards. He got his hands out wide. Not a lot of technique. moving backwards. But he got to the spot. He is so strong that little DE can't power past him. 

As long as he stayed between them and the QB there was nothing they could do. Doesn't play through the whistle every snap. When he gets his hand outside, he can get beat for the Sack by the Swipe. Shuffles his feet rather than kickslide, and left him too vulnerable to the Speed rush outside. He irritates rushers when he gets his hands on them. Powerful moving forward. A bit of a leaner. He can shove the DE into the TE, and go and hit the OLB on the second level. 

2018: Declared for the NFL Draft following the season… Played in all 13 games and started 12 at right tackle… Florida's offensive line allowed just 18 sacks over the course of the entire season, which ranked 20th in the country and third among SEC teams… Garnered Second Team All-SEC honors from Athlon Sports… Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2017: Played and started in all 11 games… Started the first nine games at right tackle and the final two contests of the season at left tackle… He and Martez Ivey were the only two Florida offensive linemen to start each game.

2016: Played in all 13 games throughout the season and started 12 at right tackle… Was the only Florida freshman to play on the offensive line… Garnered Freshman All-America honors by ESPN.com, FWAA and Pro Football Focus… Selected to the Freshman All-SEC Team by the leagues Coaches’ and Gridiron Now… Member of ESPN All-SEC Bowl Team.

The Reason: This is the player the Bills want to fall to them. They have to get an OT in this Draft who can play on the right side, or better yet send Dawkins over to ORT. 

Second Choice: Devin White LB

10.

Broncos

Defense: 3-4

 

*Devin White

ILB, LSU

6', 237, (O) 4.42, 

32.1" Arms, 22 Reps,

39.5" Vert, 9'10" Broad,

7.07 3-Cone, 4.17 SS, 

 

OC, QB, OL, LB, QB, CB,  TE, 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: Word on the streets of Denver is that Elway doesn't like Lock, which could be a smoke screen. Fangio was part of the team that drafted Roquan Smith for the Bears. That was a smash it in last years Draft. White and Smith have almost identical career stats and size. 

He is a phenomenal Mike. "Every game you watch, this guy's flying around, making plays, you just can't help [but get excited]," [BLANK] said. "I think in today's NFL, the linebackers are becoming more and more of this. Sometimes you might sacrifice a little bit of size to gain a lot of athleticism and a lot of speed, and [BLANK] definitely has that." Who was that quote about which LB?

It could easily be said about both. Give up. No? I'll give you a hint Fangio did NOT say that last year for the Bears. 

Nope, it was Fangio's boss last year Ryan Pace GM of the Bears. But if you read Fangio saying "Every game you watch, this guy's flying around, making plays, you just can't help [but get excited]. I think in today's NFL, the linebackers are becoming more and more of this. Sometimes you might sacrifice a little bit of size to gain a lot of athleticism and a lot of speed, and [BLANK] definitely has that." Would you shock, or agree. 

I think it is shocking how similar those two players are on the field. I think that White is a little better leader, and Roquan finds the ball a little better. But check out the stats: Roquan, 252 tackles, 20.5TFL, 6.5 Sacks, 3 PBU, 3FF, and 3 FR; White, 286 tackles, 28.5 TFL, 8.5 Sacks, 9PBU, 4 FF, and 3 FR. White is just as special as Roquan. 

The Player: The most important news about White is that when he went out with an injury, the defense fell apart. Never mind make checks and changes before the snap. He is a true Mike Linebacker like Mayo. I did not like him in the Top Five, until I saw he was like Mayo mentally on the field. Plus, he has Mayo's speed. Mayo ran a 4.5 at the Combine, and White ran a 4.42. That is more than fast for an LB. He finds RB in trash and traffic, but he will get stuck in traffic sometimes.

White is the prototype Mike. He is not only a sideline to sidelined tackler, but he can run a defense like Mike. The most interesting aspect of his game is that when he got injured the LSU got all disheveled. They couldn't get someone on the field to set up the defense. They lost, because they lost their leader on defense. When he came back the D was put back together again. 

Combine: I wasn’t sure on him, until I saw his comparison to Roquan Smith, who I thought was great. When I looked at White like Roquan I got it. He also had some better stats than Roquan. He actually had better stats than Smith. He gets to the ball to both sidelines. He gets hurt. He has some twitch. He can sink his hips. Elite feet. Amazing moving side to side. Great job sinking hips. He is so smooth. Great snap in his hips. Roquan is a better player, but White is closer than I thought. 

Georgia: Not a great blitzer inside. When the OG catches him he is done. He blitzed up the gut a lot against Georgia. Nice job faking one hole, and bursting laterally and up to the QB. He has a knack for just holding this ground on TE second level, shedding, and tackling the RB. He gets tot he RB from every angle. Excellent drop. He can cover down the Seam. Nice speed down the seam.

He does a good job attacking the ball while tackling. He has smooth easy feet moving backwards in pass pro. He can get to the sideline when the QB throws outside and tackle the WR short. He will cover the WR outside sometimes. He will be late picking up the TE in coverage as he peeks into the backfield. He will miss the snap, because he is looking over at the sideline, but then snap back to the ball carrier and make the tackle. When he finds a crease he's as fast to the QB as any blitzer. 

UCF: He has a nice burst back when he recognizes pass. He is a true sideline to sideline tackler. Nice job getting outside and picking up the RB on the Wheel. He always seems to make every tackle on the 2nd level sometimes. Over runs the reverse sometimes, but has the speed to get down field and get in front of the WR. He will zone outside sometimes. He will get too aggressive on angles, and run himself out of the play. I wouldn’t take him in the First. He consistently finds the RB in the middle of the Box. Nice job bursting out of the zone to get the scrambling QB, and can punch the ball out while tackling him. Nice job bouncing off blocks with his hands, arms, and feet. 
Alabama: He can outrun the TE to the ball. He is a more of a run around guy than a take on blockers guy. He's good at using his hand and feet together to push off the OG, and hop out of his way and around him. He is good at playing the QB's eyes and staying in front of him. Zone drops right in front of the QB a lot. Great speed to the QB. He will get stuck in traffic. But he can bounce off an OL, and get to the RB on the Dive. When he blitzes he gets up field fast. Nice job moving laterally behind his teammates fighting blockers, and getting to the RB on the other side of the line. 

He does a good job attacking the ball while tackling. He has smooth easy feet moving backwards in pass pro. He can get to the sideline when the QB throws outside and tackle the WR short. He will cover the WR outside sometimes. He will be late picking up the TE in coverage as he peeks into the backfield. He will miss the snap, because he is looking over at the sideline, but then snap back to the ball carrier and make the tackle. He can get devastated, when the big OL gets low and hits him

The Reason: They need a Mike who can run their defense. 

Second Choice: TJ Hockenson TE

11. 

Bengals

Defense: 4-3

 

Andre Dillard

OLT Wash ST

6-5, 306, (O) 4.96, 

33.5"Arms, 24 Reps,  

4.4 SS, 7.44 3-C,  

29" Vert,

 

OLT, LB, TE, DL,  TE, ORG, DE/OLB, DB, QB? ORT?

2018 Picks:

1 (21) Billy Price, OC, Ohio ST
2 (54) Jessie Bates DB Wake Forest
3 (77) Sam Hubbard, DE, Ohio ST
3 (78) Malik Jefferson, ILB, Texas
4 (112) Mark Walton, RB, Miami
5-151 Davontae Harris CB Illinois ST
5 (158) Andrew Brown, DL Virginia
5 Darius Phillips, CB, W. Michigan
7-249 Logan Woodside, QB Toledo
7 (252) Rod Taylor, OG Mississippi
7 (253) Auden Tate, WR, Florida ST

2017 Picks:

1 (9) John Ross, WR, Washington
2 (48) Joe Mixon, RB, Oklahoma
3 (73) Jordan Willis, DE, Kansas State
4 (116) Carl Lawson, DE, Auburn
4 (128) Josh Malone, WR, Tennessee
4 (138) Ryan Glasgow, DT, Michigan
5 (153) Jake Elliott, K, Memphis
5 (176) J.J. Dielman, OC, Utah
6 (193) Jordan Evans, LB, Oklahoma
6 Brandon Wilson, RB, Houston
7 (251) Mason Schreck, TE, Buffalo

Key F.A. Signed:  
Bobby Hart OT
John Miller OG

Tyler Eifert TE
C.J. Uzomah TE

Preston Brown OLB
B.W. Webb CB

Darqueze Dennard CB

Key F.A.:  

Michael Johnson DE 
Preston Brown ILB
Vincent Rey ILB
Jake Fisher LT 
Bobby Hart RT 
Adolphus Washington DT
Matt Lengel TE 
Josh Tupou DT 
Trey Hopkins OG 
Tony McRae CB 
Alex Redmond OG 
Brandon Wilson RB 
Jordan Franks TE 

Key F.A. Lost:

Cedric Ogbuehi OLT

Tyler Kroft TE

Jake Fisher TE

Vontaze Burfict LB

The Team: They'll be looking for an OLT in this Draft. They need a plug and play guy. I'm not sure Dillard is that guy. They might have to go Jonah Williams here. is more NFL ready.  He is a phenomenal intellectual freak when it comes to football. He studies film in his spare time and writes note on spread sheet by formation. But Dillard is the pure long-armed athlete who know can play on the Edge in the NFL. 

The Player: Okay, The Haskins Tape ahs disappeared. I think someone hacked my server. Ten profile disappeared a couple weeks ago, and now Haskins Bio is gone. Unfortunately I delegated the file off my Computer for some reason. So it's all gone. I'll try to put something together, but also notes from like ten Ohio State games are gone as well. So maybe I'll break down a Tape and put it up. Here. These guys do a good job, and you get three opinions. I'll try and have a Tape breakdown by Friday. 

Haskins had a meet and greet lunch with Manning. "Growing up in New Jersey, I grew up a Giants fan, so it would be a dream come true going back home where my family is and play for that great franchise," Haskins said. "There are a lot of really great skill players, so either way it happens throughout this process, I’m just going to be happy to be in the NFL. New York, of course, would be a great spot for me." This will be decided by the GM.

But word coming out of New Jersey is that they are going to pass on Haskins here. 

3/28 Andre Dillard: Best OL In The Draft, But Nothing!.

The Reason: I'm not saying that Dillard is the best OLT prospect in this Draft. I'm saying he is the most athletic OL on Tape. That is what I think will make him great. He might need a little more time than Jonah Williams, because he didn't play in the SEC. But he has the athleticism to great in the Zone block system. 

Dillard has the most athletic upside of any OLT in this Draft. Williams might be a guard. This will be a tough call for the Bengals. 

Second Choice: Jonah Williams OLT

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