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23.

Patriots

Defense: 2-5

*Justin Jefferson

WR LSU

6-1 1/4", 202, 33" Arm, 

(O) 4.43, (U) 4.44, 

10'6" Broad! 37.5" Vert!

QB, TE, WR, FS, TE, OLG, WR, OLB, DT, OLB, QB, DE, OT, WR, DL, OL, DL, DB

2019 Picks:

1-32 N’Keal Harry WR Arizona ST
2-45 JoeJuan Williams CB Vanderbilt
3-77 Chase Winovich, DE Michigan
3-87 Damien Harris, RB Alabama
3-101 Yodny Cajuste, OT WVU
4-118 Hjalte Froholdt, OG Arkansas
4-133 Jarrett Stidham, QB Auburn
5-159 Byron Cowart, DT Maryland
5-163 Jake Bailey, P Stanford
7-252 Ken Webster, CB Ole Miss

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

Key F.A. Signed:

Brian Hoyer QB

Matthew Slater WR/ST

Damiere Byrd WR

Joe Thuney OLG

Danny Vitale FB/ST

Beau Allen DT

Brandon Copeland OLB/DE

Devin McCourty FS

Adrian Phillips ST/SS/LB

Key F.A.: 
Phillip Dorsett WR
Maurice Harris WR

Dontrelle Inman WR

Benjamin Watson TE

Key F.A. Lost:

Tom Brady (gulp)

Ted Karras OC

Danny Shelton DT

Kyle Van Noy OLB

Jamie Collins OLB

Elandon Roberts LB

Nate Ebner ST

The Team: The GOAT is gone, long live the GOAT. I don't get the whole Tampa Bay thing, other than Tampa Bay is the closest NFL team to Brazil (except Miami;). The shortest plane ride to Brazil (I mean... except Miami;). I don't get the whole Buccs thing. I've been to Tampa Bay and it is a shithole. But this is an end of an era. The Pats will never be the same again. 

The Dynasty died with a single signature on a Tampa Bay Contract. Brady will never be as good again, without Belichick and Kraft. Belichick will never be as good again without Brady. Kraft will never be as good again without Brady as well. The Triumvirate is dead. Long live the Triumvirate. The question every Pats fan is asking is, can the Triumvirate, with Stidham at QB, be rebuilt? 

Because as we are reading, the Huns and Goths are at the walls of Gillette slamming their naked hatred at the dying Dynasty. The Pats need leadership not finger pointing. I know with Trump as the alleged Prez, fingering pointing and blaming others is the leadership we have been getting. But that still isn't actual leadership, no matter how many fingers President Dumbass points at everyone else. Because I have a finger for him too. 

Reality Check: Stidham was great in the Preseason last year and looked like a he could win in the NFL. But it was the Preseason, where everything in one way or another is an illusion. But look and listen real hard Pats fan. Stidham is the starting QB for the once mighty New England Patriots next season, period. Unless of course the Pats can trade with Tampa Bay for Brady (but I don't think the odds are very good on that one;). 

So where does that leave us. It leaves us with a Franchise that seems to be recovering from the Corona virus as well. When great QBs have left great franchises, it has not been particularly good for any of the dudes involved. The only time is wasn't a complete, absolute, and utter disaster was in San Fran when Young was able to replace Montana. So the most important person in this crisis is the young Stidham. 

Young was a lot older and much more experienced when he took over. But Stidham looked legit last Preseason, and that was before he had a year of backing up Brady, and in the Belichick Redshirt-System. He showed some clutch at Auburn. His best game was in the Bowl game against Purdue in 2019, where he threw for 373-yards and 5 TDs, and didn't play in the 4th quarter because they were so far ahead. 

At the end of the 2017 season, He opened SEC championship game with 8 consecutive completions, including a 6-yard TD pass to Craig-Myers. He threw for 331-yards and a TD in the Peach bowl against UCF. But he lost the game throwing two Interceptions. That is the guy who the Patriots Franchise is resting its shoulders on... come the good, the bad and the ugly, Stidham has show the clutch he showed in 2019, not 2018. 

This past season was an utter disaster. In someway it was maybe BB's and TB12's best season since 2001. However, the warning signs are flashing here, just like in the vote the Republican Senate just made to make Trump Dictator for life, the warning sides of the end of an era are flashing. 

The Pats have had an amazing 20 years of continuity, we're their great Triumvirate of Ownership, HC, and QB was been the best in the business. Last season all three failed on a level we have never seen. It started off with Kraft going to Providence for a handy. Only he ended up in a slave din where Chinese slaves where forced to give handies to billionaires (beware America, because once the Commie Putin/Trump Party takes over completely there will be a lot of America slaves giving handies to gross old dudes for trump change). So while I'm not against old dudes paying for handies, just don't do it to support a Commie slave ring. 

Meanwhile, BB just as tragically as Kraft, utterly failed in the offseason. As the weapons for Brady were decimated in the off season, he did nothing. Now, I will admit there in an exception for him. His plan was to get Austin Seferian-Jenkins to step in for Gronk (by the way, Gronk ain't comin' back morons, so give it a rest). But he got injured and was forced to retire. That might have been something to look into when Jared Cook, Tyler Eifert, Jesse James, and Nick Boyle were still on the market. 

He left Brady weaponless. They had no weapons for Brady to throw to last season, once Edelman's shoulder blew out. They had shots at Golden Tate, John Brown (who was a Number One WR last season), and Robby Anderson (who wasn't). Instead, Dontrelle Inman? Josh Gordon, who ganja-ed his was out of town? And that Mother F-ing, Loki wannabe, brinier of Chaos Antonio Brown. 

So while BB tried, he failed on every level to help Brady. That cannot happen again. The Offense was left with less than one-catch-a-game Dorsett, who literally had one catch in the 2nd half of the season (or at least it seemed that way;). Meanwhile, once Edelman broke his wing, their two best weapons for Brady were the two rookies N'Keal Harry and Jakobi Meyers. But Brady just never really seemed to trust them. Brady will have more trust for them this season. 

Then they traded their 2nd for Sanu, and he AS-Jed them. He got injured, and he never recovered. BB gave up a 2nd for him, which they could really use now. However, they give up the 2nd for him over Sanders, because he has two years left on his contract (and he went to Rutgers;). So he will get another chance to help the Team this year. We shall see. 

So BB, after loosing the best TE ever, left Brady without a legit option at tight end for the season. One-catch LaCosse, turned into less-than-one-catch LaCosse for most of the season. So they had to drag Benjamin Watson off Social Security, and lined him up in the slot with his walker. He was okay, but it was an admission of complete failure to weaponize the Offense. 

And just to make things worse, the O-line fell apart. They had Dan Skipper protecting Brady's back most of the Preseason, and he took snaps in the regular season as well. When you find an OLT like Trent Brown, you do everything you can to keep him. Another mistake that derailed he season. There were so many. Then their O-line predictably fell apart. They had 2nd and 3rd string OLs playing O-line all season. It was a sad cast of clowns. And then... friggin' Marcus Cannon gave the Team the flu, and that was it. 

The season was doomed from the start. And damn... Brady looked old. It was sad and pathetic watching him trying to throw to the cast of misfits toys, behind their broken furniture O-line. He kept completing 50% of his passes or less, but god help us he kept winning. The Offense and weapons were a laughing stock in the NFL, But the Defense was beautiful. I kept wondering how they could possible have won that game, with that Offense, and old man Brady looking my age? And then went oh yeah, the defense. 

When the defense finally faltered at the end of the season, because other teams finally figured out they were over loading a side and over-blitzing? They lost three straight ugly-ass games to devastate New England. But looking back we can all see that it was the Patriots Great Triumvirate of BB, TB12, and Bob all failed this past season. in ways which seemed small, but everything seemed to impact this season with a weight the team just couldn't carry. 

So this year's Draft starts the mending of the ways. We will have one or two more years of Brady, BB, and Bob, with two lottery tickets in hand to try can acquire the Magnificent Seven. It will start with their magnificent defense. Can they hold that promise together for another year or two? Can BB find some damn weapons to make Brady better, rather than the other way around? Brady can no longer make the whole of their weapons greater than the sum of the part all by himself. 

He needs legit NFL weapons, like a healthy pair of Edelman and Sanu. If not, they gotta go. He needs more than one legit NFL TE who can get open over the middle and down the seam. Watson and One-Catch ain't those dudes, they gotta go. They need to trade down into this 2nd Round, impossibly deep with WR and TE, and grab at least one of each. I like Kmet (who they might have to pounce on in the 1st), Adam Trautman (2nd), and Bryce Hopkins (3rd). I also like Thaddeus Moss in the 2nd, Albert Okwuegbunam in the 2nd, and Stephen Sullivan in the 3rd or maybe 4th. 

So to get where the Pats want to get, they will have to try and pick up a couple of 2nds for this pick. Day Two is littered with TEs and WRs like we haven't seen before. This is the Draft the Pats have to trade down and trade down hard for extra picks. There will be better WRs in the 3rd Round this year, then some of the worst WR classes had in the 1st. Trading down for extra picks on Day Two could make this such an a great Draft that Brady could look young again for a year or Two.

I think it starts with N'Keal Harry's ex-ASU teammate Brandon Aiyuk, who is as dynamic as Harry, and is also an elite punt returner. He will be a solid Day Two pick. There could be 16 to 20 WRs taken on Day Two, which if you think about it is an incredible number. And that depth extends into Day Three, with about 25 WRs who could play as rookies. 

Which according to Walter, doesn't include James Proche (who was explosive running patterns to create separation at the Senior Bowl), Austin Mack (who got open in pattern all season at OSU), Denzel Mims (who may have been the best WR at the SB), Devin Duvernay (A sprinter who turned into a legit slot guy at Texas), I'd be happy to pick up a couple of those four guys on Day Three. 

The Player: Jefferson is a great clutch player. He stepped up this season, and played better and better as the season went on. He was the best player in college football not named named Borrow by the end of the season. In the Play Offs and SEC Champ Game he garnered 30 catches (an average of 10 a game), 488-yards (162.6 yards receiving per game), and 5-TDs (1.67 TDs per game). 

Jefferson is a big WR who knows how to create separation in pattern. He might be the best route runner in the Draft (or second). He has a lot of similarities to Michael Thomas. He knows how to get open over the middle in the 4th when he team needs him the most. He just keeps running patterns to get open when it counts. Terrific 3rd down WR. He is tough to bring down on reverses. He made a lot of money at the Senior Bowl. 

He was impossibly productive last season with 11 catches for 1,540-yards and 18 TDs, playing primarily against SEC opponents. He could be a great slot gut for the Pats. A lot of guys see him as a Slot guy in the NFL, and he could drop down to the Pats if teams don’t think he is a Number One guy. He is so good at getting open in the Slot. The Pats cannot pass on him if he reaches 23. He can hold on through the most vicious of hits. He was sent in to return punts late in the Champ game against Clemson. That says a lot about him. His coach knows he will do the smart thing. He was the best player on the field in the 2nd half. 

Combine: Great fast slot guy. Excellent speed numbers and great explosion numbers. He led LSU all time for single season receptions. He made some serous dough at the Combine. Always catches it away from his body even when he has to short arm it. Didn’t have a drop in first Gantlet. Great one cut outside in the short Out. Reaches up over his head to snag it easily, He can snag the high pass over his head with his arms fully extended with the greatest of ease. He can really make the great adjustment to the deep pass high and outside. Amazing Size, speed, hands, athletic and leaping abilities. Great upper body control twisting back to catch the ball. Agile and fluid. Great air bound body control. Elite hands. Top catching radius. 

JUNIOR SEASON (2019): Coming off his best game as a Tiger with 14 catches for 227 yards and four TDs in LSU’s 63-28 win over Oklahoma in the CFP National Semifinal … Set CFP Semifinal game records for receptions (14), receiving yards (227), receiving yards in a half (186), and receiving TDs (4) … Has caught 21 passes for 342 yards and five TDs in LSU’s last two games … Second team All-SEC selection from the AP … Has 102 receptions for 1,434 yards and 18 TDs … The 102 receptions are a school-record and the third-highest total in SEC history … His 18 TD receptions ties the SEC single-season mark along with teammate Ja’Marr Chase and Florida’s Reidel Anthony (1996) … Goes into Oklahoma game tied for No. 1 in the nation in TD receptions (18) and No. 3 in both receptions (102) and receiving yards (1,434) … Averaging 14.1 yards a catch and 102.4 yards per game.

The Reason: Jefferson was the top WR on the College Champs and Burrow's go to guy. He was the most clutch receiver in the FBS Playoffs. That matters when you want to win a Super Bowl. He was the guy who stepped up the most when his his QB needed him the most. Stidham is going to need many more weapons than Brady needed if he is going to succeed as a first time starter. And even the GOAT didn't have enough weapons last season, 

Brady wasn't able to win three the last five games, with the weapons assembled by Belichick last season. Stidham is going to need a hell of a lot more fire power. He is going to need two more legit WRs and at least one legit receiving TE. I'd take Okwuegbunam at pick 23, but no one else seems to have him as a 1st round pick. I have Tape breakdowns of five TEs that will go on Day Two inside my: 2020 Mother OF All Mocks. If you haven't gotten it yet (it has Tape breakdowns of the 12 players who I think would help Stidham the most next season), then you aren't a true NFL fan. 

Just look at the three free agent WRs the Pats have. They were irrelevant to last season and the Pats would better off without them. All three would be a waste of Cap Cash. They need to hit the TE and the WR position early and often. The only thing in the universe I could accept taking here over Okwuegbunam is a guy with Number One Wide Recover talent, like Jefferson. 

If they want Stidham to succeed, they cannot give him the flotsam and jetsam they gave Brady last season. They need a massive upgrade of two or three guys at the WR position. And one, maybe two, upgrades at the TE position. Veterans would be nice, but they are going to cost some Cap Cash the Pats don't have. That's why I like the Pats trading for two 2nds, in the best WR Draft ever, and snagging a couple of WRs and a couple TEs on Day Two. They have three picks late in the 3rd Round.  

Or... BB can leave Stidham to the wolves. Just think of all the teams that don't won't to just beat the Pats, but destroy them with the seething hatred of revenge. This is the beginning of a new era in Patriots lore. They cannot leave Stidham out there on the field weaponless to pay the price of their success over the last 19-20 years or so. They need to get more legit NFL starting WRs, TEs, RBs, and OLs, and sellout on giving the 2nd year QB a chance. 

The Pats might have to step up and take Higgins if he is still on the Board, which is unlikely. The Pats actually need Tight Ends more, but any weapon to help Brady in his 40s has to be snagged, and snagged fast. Higgins is a match up nightmare for CBs. He is just too big, strong, and has elite ball skills to go up over the rim and snag the ball easily. 

The Pats need to get some plug and play help for their old QB. Getting him a young big power forward WR, who can post up short, go deep, and cannot be stopped on the back shoulder Fade outside, would help him immeasurably. They should go trade down for a couple of 2nds, Tight End here, or a top-top talent at WR here. 

If Shenault or Higgins drop to them here they cannot trade down for a TE in the 2nd, as both are top-top talents. They will have to take either if either falls to them here, and try to get a plug and play tight end in the 3rd. But there is much better talent in the 3rd at WR. They could find a plug and play WR in the 3rd. While the plug and play TEs are going to be scooped up in the 2nd. 

Second Choice: Albert Okwuegbunam TE

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2020:

04/05 Joe Burrow- Looks Like The Goat, Sometimes.

03/30 Antonio Gandy-Golden- Power Forward WR: V.

03/30 Josh Uche Wash- Not Really An Edge, But...

03/30 Harrison Bryant FAU- Not Just An H-back.

03/30 Hunter Bryant Wash- My Favorite H-Back In The Draft.

03/30 AJ Dillon: Pure Power.

03/30 Michael Ojemudia- My favorite CB In The Draft.

03/30 Bryan Edwards- Power Forward Part IV.

03/30 James Proche- All Flash and Dash: Part IV.

03/30 Collin Johnson: Power Forward: Part III.

03/30 JK Dobbins- Roadrunner.

03/27 Khalid Kareem: Much More Of An Edge.

03/27 Julian Okwara: Not really an Edge.

03/26 Jonathan Taylor- The Six Million Dollar Man.

02/29 Albert O- My Favorite TE In This Draft.

02/29 Devin Duvernay: My Favorite WR In This Draft.

02/29 Adam Trautman- Not A 1st, But...

02/29 Cole Kmet- Not A 1st, But...

02/29 Brycen Hopkins- More H-Back Than Tight End.

02/29 Jared Pinkney- More H-Back Than Tight End.

02/29 *Laviska Shenault- All Flash And Dash: Part I.

02/29 *Jalen Reagor- All Flash And Dash: Part II.

02/29 Brandon Aiyuk- All Flash And Dash: Part III.

02/29 *Tee Higgins- Power Forward: Part I.

02/29 Denzel Mims- Power Forward: Part II.

02/29 Chase Claypool- Not A 1st, But...  

07/01/19 Justin Herbert- Could be 1st Pick Part I.

07/01/19 Tua Tagovailoa- Could be 1st Pick Part II.

07/01/19 AJ Epenesa- Could be 1st Pick Part III.

07/01/19 Anfernee Jennings- Introducing Pats Pick 2020.

2019:

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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

4/05 Christian Wilkins: 2018 Bio. Updated.

4/05 Clelin Ferrell: 2018 Bio. Updated.

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

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

4/02 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, But Nothing!.

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?

3/25 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.

24.

Saints

Defense: 4-3

Jeff Gladney

CB TCU

5-10, 191, (O) 4.48,

31 7/8" Hand, 17 Reps,

10'4" Broad! 37.5"Vert!

7.26 3-Cone, 

QB, WR, CB, DB, LB, QB, CB, TE, CB, WR,  

2019 Picks: 

2-48: Erik McCoy, OC Texas A&M
Chauncey Gardner-Johnson  FS FLA
6-177 Saquan Hampton, DB Rutgers
7-231 Alize Mack, TE Notre Dame
7-244 Kaden Elliss, LB Idaho

2018 Picks: 

1 (14) Marcus Davenport, DE UTSA.
3 (91) Tre’Quan Smith, WR UCF.
4 (127) Rick Leonard, OL, FLA ST
5 (164) Natrell Jamerson S Wisconsin
6 (189) Kamrin Moore, CB, BC
6-201 Boston Scott, RB Louisiana T.
7 (245) Will Clapp, OC/OC, LSU.

Key F.A. Signed:  

Emmanuel Sanders WR

Andrus Peat OG

Michael Burton FB

Noah Spence DE

Justin Hardee CB

DJ Swearinger FS

Malcolm Jenkins DB

Key F.A:  
Michael Thomas, WR

Drew Brees, QB

Taysom Hill, QB

Ted Ginn Jr WR
Cameron Meredith WR
Zach Line, FB
David Onyemata, DT
Ken Crawley, CB
Marcus Sherels CB
Kayvon Webster CB
P.J. Williams CB
Vonn Bell FS

Key F, A, Lost:

Teddy Bridgewater QB

Keith Kirkwood WR

A.J. Klein ILB

Eli Apple CB

Eli Apple CB

The Team: The Saints have a great offense, as long as Drew Brees can hold on. So they need to help the defense to stop other teams from scoring as Brees gets older. They have two good starting CBs, who are aging and on the way down. Their other two backups are not good enough to do that

They have one good WR, and the rest are average at best. They need to sign Michael Thomas and get him some help. They need to sign Ginn jr., and he ain't getting any younger either. They have three WRs who are free agents. They have to pick up a big WR for Brees. 

The Player: Gladney has elite feet moving backwards in front of the WR to slow the WR's release. If his speed checks out he has the feet and hips to be a great one. Great smooth hips turning outside. He has that knack for staying tight over the top after the WRs first break. He can pick up and WR line up in the Slot, and he has some great snap in his hips snapping outside to cut him off. They also have him zone the flat.

He is great on bubble screen and can flash past the his WR trying to block him, and slam into the WR trying to catch the screen pass and knock the ball out of his hands. Great speed and aggression moving forward towards the ball. He is a 1st Round pick. Great quicks hopping back off the snap, and then moving laterally to cut off the inside move of the WR and ruin the route in three steps. 

He is great in finesse press, and can slow, turn, and stay with the WR out wide. He is less aggressive in off and uses his great feet to move backwards for a lot of yards in front of the WR watching him and the QB. They have him blitz off the edge sometimes, but he is not a great Blitzer. Once he is blocked he is done. He can snap his hips back and slide back sideways, before the WR takes a step. He is such a great sudden athlete. 

They will put him on the Edge, when the offense stops lining up WRs on his side. He can protect the edge, then read the QB’s eyes, turn and spot the WR he is eyeing 10-yards behind, and explode back just before the QB throws and leap up for the great INT. He might be the smartest CB in this Draft. 

2018 JUNIOR: Pro Football Focus rated him No. 1 in the Big 12 in lowest passer rating allowed (46.9) with a minimum of 200 coverage snaps ... also ranked No. 1 in the conference in only surrendering a reception every 16.5 coverage snaps ... started all 13 games ... his team-best 13 pass breakups tied for second in the Big 12 ... finished third in the Big 12 in passes defended at 1.15 per game ... tied for the TCU lead with two interceptions ... both picks came in the final two games, wins over Oklahoma State and Cal ... also had a career-high four PBUs in the 31-24 win over the Cowboys ... added multiple PBUs against Ohio State, Iowa State and Baylor ... 30 of his 41 tackles were solo stops ... recorded four tackles for a loss ... totaled a career-high 10 tackles, including 3.0 for a loss, with a sack and forced fumble in the 14-13 win over Kansas State … Team Captain against West Virginia and Baylor.

The Reason: Gladney looked like a Number One or Two Corner last season, but measured more like a Nickel at the Combine. He could step in a Nickel for his rookie season and then take over as the starter for Janoris Jenkins or Marshon Lattimore. Their Nickel and Dime CBs, PJ Williams and Eli Apple are UFA. They are another team that should skip over the need a WR, for a position that has less talent and depth in this Draft. 

Second Choice: Jacob Eason QB

 

25.

Vikings

Defense: 4-3

 

*Yetur Gross-Matos

Edge Penn ST 

6-5, 264, #99

 

  C.J. Henderson

CB FLA

DT, CB, WR! DE, DT OG, RB, FS, DB, OLB, CB, TE, WROTOL,  

2018 Picks:

1 Garrett Bradbury OC N. Carolina ST
2-50 Irv Smith Jr., TE Alabama
3 Alexander Mattison, RB Boise ST
4-114 Dru Samia, OG Oklahoma
5-162 Cameron Smith, LB USC
6-190 Armon Watts, DT Arkansas
6-191 Marcus Epps, DB Wyoming
6-193 Oli Udoh, OT Elon
7-217 Kris Boyd, CB Texas
7-239 Dillon Mitchell, WR Oregon
7 Olabisi Johnson, WR Colorado ST
7-250 Austin Cutting, LS Air Force

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  

Key F.A. Signed:

Michael Pierce DT 

Rashod Hill OT

Key F.A.:   
Mackensie Alexander CB

Anthony Harris S

Key F.A. Lost:

Laquon Treadwell WR

Trae Waynes CB

Linval Joseph DT

Stephen Weatherly DE

Andrew Sendejo SS

Jayron Kearse DB

The Team: Vikings like to take  the best athlete available

The Player: Taken from PatsDraft.com 2020 NFL Draft Preview:

27. *Yetur Gross-Matos- 6-5, 264, EDGE, Penn State, #99- He was my favorite edgerusher to watch last season. He just needs to hit the QB a few more times. He could end up being the top edgerusher in this Draft. He has the speed to run the arc. He can bend the corner. Nice Rip to the QB. Great technique. Knows how to use his hands and long arms. 

He likes to turn inside as he rushes and go upfield sideways low, so he can see the QB and the RB. Very quick twitch with fierce hands. He wins hand fights. He is so good at powering through the OLT and grabbing the RB on the edge. He can make the great left tackles look bad. 

He can take on multiple blockers. He can shove off the TE and then run through the RB and chase down the QB on the opposite side of the field. He can use speed to power to jolt the OLT off balance and then throw him to the ground. His game against Iowa in 2018 was one of the best I’ve seen from a D-end. He had 20 TFLs last season. 

He can be tough slamming inside to knock the OLT back and free up the DT to stunt around him. It is amazing how he can make blockers miss. He can grab the OG’s arms and shove them outside and ole’ the OLT and tackle the RB for the TFL. 

He is so good at dipping under the OLT. The lower he plays, the better he gets. Nice burst upfield, and has a great spin move back on the delayed handoff. He is amazing at getting to the other side of the line. He finds the ball carrier. 

I love the way he moves on the field. He is a more impressive athlete moving in combat than a football player and he is a damn good football player. He is so slick making the OLT miss with his great inside move, and going and getting the RB running behind him.  

The Reason: Gross-Matos is one of the best athlete at D-end. He is a great pure athlete, who is still learning to be a football player. He does not have the eyes yet to find the ball as much as he should.  

Second Choice: Grant Delpit SS

26.

Miami

Defense: 4-3

Curtis Weaver-

Edge Boise St

6-2, 265, 7.0 3-Cone! 

4.27 SS, 32 3/8" Arms,

9'8"Broad, 32.5"Vert,

 

*Tua Tagovailoa

QB Alabama

 

Ezra Cleveland

OLT Boise State

QB, OLT, OL, Edge, OLB, TE, OT, FS, DT, DL, DE, RB, WR, RB, OC, DB

2019 Picks:

1 (13) Christian Wilkins, DT Clemson
3 (78) Michael Deiter, OG Wisconsin
5 Andrew Van Ginkel LB Wisconsin
6 (202) Isaiah Prince, OT Ohio State
7 (233) Chandler Cox, FB, Auburn
7 (234) Myles Gaskin, RB, Wash

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

Key F.A. Signed:

Jordan Howard RB

Ted Karras OC

Ereck Flowers OT  

Vernon Butler DT

Shaq Lawson, DE

Emmanuel Ogbah, DE  

Kyle Van Noy OLB

Clayton Fejedelem DB

Key F.A.:

Kenyan Drake, RB
Jordan Mills, OT
Nick O'Leary, TE

Akeem Spence, DT
Nate Orchard, LB
Eric Rowe, CB

Matt Haack, P

Key F.A. Lost:

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The Team: If they don't take a QB here, they have to take another O-linemen. Weaver is an underrated athletic Edgerusher. 

The Player: Taken from Mother Of All Mocks: The Jags will be looking for an Edgerusher again. They have to hit the QB better. Weaver is an odd looking guy, but he has that knack for hitting the quarterback. 
He likes the spin move inside. He has speed to power. He can put the OLT on skates, pancake him, and force the QB to throw early. He is a power D-end. Nice job using speed to power to shove the OLT back, and breaking inside through the double by the OLG, and forcing the QB to throw it away. Then he’ll zone drop on the next play as two OLs watch him retreat and don’t block a rusher. Nice fake up field then he has quick feet moving backwards in zone drop. 
Nice balance in hands and feet as he hops around the OLT’s chop block and gets into the backfield. Nice job leading with his hands. When he wins the hand fights, he wins the rush. Nice job working off the TE, and through the ORT to the RB. Much better space player than his size would indicate. He is an unusual prospect. 
They line him up all over. But he is mostly an OLB. Great job picking up the RB out of the backfield. For such a big guy he can cover the little RB out of the backfield and tackle him as he catches the ball. He will give up the Edge hopping outside. Switches sides a lot. He will stand up in even fronts as well. 

RS JUNIOR (2019): Earned nine All-America honors...named to the All-America First Teams by Walter Camp, CBS Sports, and The Sporting News...earned second-team All-America honors from the AFCA, Associated Press, The Athletic, ESPN, FWAA, and USA TODAY...voted the Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year, and earned his third-straight selection to the All-Mountain West First Team...ends his career as the Mountain West's all-time sack leader, and second in Boise State history, with 34.0...became the Mountain West's all-time sack leader Oct. 5 at UNLV, recording three sacks to pass the previous benchmark of 28.5 shared by BYU's Jan Jorgensen (2006-09) and TCU's Jerry Hughes (2006-09)...started all 14 games...led Boise State in sacks (13.5) and tackles-for-loss (18.5), while racking up 52 tackles, and interception, and a forced fumble...led the Mountain West in both sacks and tackles-for-loss, while finishing tied for fifth and tied for 12th in the country, respectively...made a sack and 1.5 tackles-for-loss among his three tackles (two solo) at Florida State.

The Reason: Weaver is the best Edge left. He is likely to go in the 1st. 

Second Choice: Josh Jones OL. 

27.

Seahawks

Defense: 4-3

Chase Claypool-  

WR/H-B? Fighting Irish

6-4 1/4", 238, (O) 4.42! 10'6"Broad!  40.5" Vert! 32.4"Arms, 19 Reps, 

DE, OLT, CB, OG, TE, LB, OL, FS, WR, 

 

2019 Picks:

1-27 Rashaad Penny RB San Diego
3 (79) Rasheem Green, DL, USC
4 (120) Will Dissly, DE Washington
5 (141) Shaquem Griffin, LB, UCF
5 (146) Tre Flowers, FS, OK ST
5 (149) Michael Dickson, P, Texas
5 (168) Jamarco Jones, OLT, Ohio ST
6 (186) Jake Martin, DL, Temple
7 (220) Alex McGough, QB, FIU

2018 Picks:

1-27 Rashaad Penny RB San Diego
3 (79) Rasheem Green, DL, USC
4 (120) Will Dissly, DE Washington
5 (141) Shaquem Griffin, LB, UCF
5 (146) Tre Flowers, FS, OK ST
5 (149) Michael Dickson, P, Texas
5 (168) Jamarco Jones, OLT, Ohio ST
6 (186) Jake Martin, DL, Temple
7 (220) Alex McGough, QB, FIU

 

Key F.A. Signed:

Cedric Ogbuehi OLT

Brandon Shell OT

B.J. Finney OG

Greg Olson TE

Key F.A.:

Geno Smith, QB
Jaron Brown, WR
Mike Iupati, OG
C.J. Prosise, RB

Jadeveon Clowney, DE

Ziggy Ansah, DE

Cassius Marsh, DE
Jarran Reed, DT
Al Woods, DT

Mychal Kendricks, LB
Barkevious Mingo, LB

Key F.A. Lost:

George Fant OT

Germain Ifedi, OT

Quinton Jefferson DE

Al Woods DT

The Team: If a legit Edgerusher drops to them they will take him. They are losing three Edgerushers to free agency. However, they still need a OLT to protect Wilson's back. 

The Player: 02/29 Chase Claypool- Not A 1st, But...  

The idea to converting Claypool as an H-back is so interesting that I'm thinking about doing another TOM’s Tape for him, previewing him as an H-back. He is devastating going down the Seam. He can run TE patterns quicker, faster, and more explosively than any TE in a long time. 

Of course it will come down to blocking for him. He is a great blocker you know, for a WR. However, he mostly blocks DBs out on the Edge. He will have to prove he can block bigger guys out on the Edge. He would be the fastest Move Tight End I've ever seen. 

Jones is as fluid an athlete at Left Tackle as anyone in this Draft. When the TE chips on the DE, the rush is over as soon as Jones gets his hands on him. When he ducks his head and lets his hands get low, he can get beat to the QB. He does seem to struggle when he looks a little winded sometimes. He can slide outside with the big power rusher. Great feet moving backwards. This dude can really move. He needs to get a little stronger. But he looks like a plug and play OLT to me. I have been comparing him to Andre Dillard, but he didn't test as well at the Combine as Dillard. 

2019: 2019 Athlon Sports Preseason American Athletic Conference Second Team. 2018 Athlon Sports Preseason American Athletic Conference Second Team. 2017 Athlon Preseason American Athletic Conference Fourth Team.

2018: Started 13 games at left tackle ... was a part of front that didn’t allow a sack against Rice, Arizona, Texas Southern, Tulsa or Navy ... blocked for an offense that finished the season ranked fifth nationally in scoring offense (43.9 points per game), seventh in total offense (512.5 yards per game), 16th passing offense (295.5 yards per game) and 24th in rushing offense (217.1 yards per game).

Jones showed up at the Senior Bowl looking like Andre Dillard. I was the first to say the Dillard was an easy 1st Round pick. I'm here saying that Jones is similarly rated and will go in the 1st (though I'm not the first on this one;). 

The Reason: Jones showed he could play with the big boys at the Senior Bowl. He did not test out as athletic as expected at the Combine, but the need for an OLT is enough to look past a few of his athletic failings in the combine tests. On the field he doesn't want for anything athletically. 

Second Choice: Curtis Weaver DE

28.

Ravens

Defense: 3-4

*Patrick Queen

LB LSU

6', 229, (O) 4.5,

 31 5/8" Arms, 18 Reps,

10'5"Broad! 35" Vert,

 

LB, TE, Edge, DT, CB, OT, DL. WR, LB, 

2019 Picks:

11-25 Marquise Brown, WR OK
3-Jaylon Ferguson DE Louisiana T
3-93 Miles Boykin, WR ND
4-113 Justice Hill, RB Oklahoma ST
4-123 Ben Powers, OG Oklahoma
4-127 Iman Marshall, CB USC
5-160 Daylon Mack, DT T. A&M
6-197 Trace McSorley, QB Penn ST

2018 Picks:

1-25 Hayden Hurst TE S. Carolina
1-32 Lamar Jackson, QB Louisville
3 (83) Orlando Brown Jr, OL, OK
3 (86) Mark Andrews, TE, OK
4 Anthony Averett, CB Alabama
4 (122) Kenny Young, LB, UCLA.
4 Jaleel Scott, WR, New Mexico
5 (162) Jordan Lasley, WR, UCLA.
6 (190) DeShon Elliott, SS, Texas.
6 (212) Greg Senat, OL, Wagner.
6 Bradley Bozeman, OC Alabama
7 (238) Zach Sieler, DE Ferris ST

Key FA Signed:

Michael Brockers DT

Derek Wolfe DL

Key F.A.:

Gus Edwards, RB

Matt Skura, OC

Alex Lewis OG

Shane Ray DE/OLB

Pernell McPhee DE/OLB

Matthew Judon DE/OLB

Patrick Onwuasor LB

Jimmy Smith, CB

Brandon Carr CB 

Tony Jefferson SS

Key F.A. Lost:

Michael Pierce, D T

Seth Roberts WR

The Team: The Ravens need to get a plug and play LB early in this Draft. . 

The Player: Taken from Mother Of All Mocks Queen is an odd prospect. He is such a great power prospect. Flashy powerful athlete, but he gets high and falls down a lot. He doesn’t always play with great balance. That is my biggest worry about him. I think that is why he sinks down a little. But he is an all-out all the time guy, and that sometimes leads to his lack of balance as well.

Hyper, flashy, electric inside rusher. Odd prospect, who almost rushes like an Edge, but played mostly Nose Tackle. Played a lot of DT last season inside of NT. Terrific job stunting inside from 5-Tech and slamming into the QB from right up the middle for the gob-smacking sack. He was asked to read and react in 2018 and had a good burst from 1-Tech as well.

He exploded up the charts after the Play Offs. He stepped up his game in an amazing way to take over as the top LB on LSU and was elite in the last three games. Explosive from the 2nd level to get to the RB first on the draw. Another truly rare athlete on the LSU defense. He is the best pure speed linebacker in this Draft. As long as he is moving he is winning. When he stops moving is when he gets in trouble.

He was amazingly the Co-MVP of the National Champ Game. Great spy to get outside and tackle the QB when he takes off. Huge hitter on the QB. He can chase the speed back and tackle

him from behind. Amazingly fast. True elite speed.  

JUNIOR SEASON (2019): Stepped into a starting role after emerging as a defensive playmaker in 2018 … Got first career start a year ago, starting in place of a suspended Devin White (targeting) against Alabama … That game served as a confidence springboard for him that led to his most productive season yet … Played in 14 games with 11 starts in 2019 … Third on team with 77 tackles to go with 9.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks … Intercepted a pass and returned it 16 yards late in second quarter against Alabama … That interception setup an LSU touchdown that gave the Tigers a 33-13 lead at halftime against Crimson Tide … Had eight tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss, in win over Oklahoma … Had six tackles, including a sack for a 5-yard loss, in SEC title game vs. Georgia … Had four tackles, including a sack for a 16-yard loss in win over Texas A&M … Registered nine tackles vs. Ole Miss and seven against both Auburn and Alabama … Had pair of tackles and returned a fumble 10 yards in season-opener against Georgia Southern

The Reason: They are going to have to pick up an LB or two in this Draft. 

Second Choice: Cole Kmet TE

29.

Titans

*Jalen Reagor

TCU WR

5-11, 195

QB, RB! LB, WR, DL, TE, QB, OLB,, Nickel, OL,, TE,

2019 Picks:

1-19 Jeffery Simmons, DT Miss ST
2-51 A.J. Brown, WR Ole Miss
3-82 Nate Davis, OG Charlotte
4-116 Amani Hooker, FS Iowa
5-168 D’Andre Walker, LB Georgia
6-188 David Long Jr, LB WVU

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

Key F.A. Signed:

Ryan Tannehill QB

MyCole Pruitt, TE

Vic Beasley, OLB

Chris Milton CB

Key F.A.:

Derrick Henry, RB
Ryan Hewitt, FB
Auston Pasztor, OT

Brent Urban, DT

Wesley Woodyard, LB

Kamalei Correa, LB
Deontae Skinner OLB
Logan Ryan, CB
Leshaun Sims, CB

Key F.A. Lost:

Marcus Mariota, QB

Tajae Sharpe, WR

Dion Lewis RB

Jack Conklin ORT

The Team: The Titans dominated in the play off with a pure power run game. They have to get some weapons for their QB to balance their Offense if they want a true shot at winning it all. 

The Player: Reagor runs a nice Post to get open past the marker. Then he can split two defenders to get extra yards. He can adjust to the badly thrown ball and tip it out of the CBs hands. Great jab step outside to take the inside shoulder of the CB and get open deep down the seam. He has that knack for getting open over the top. 
True junior. He has the speed to get open deep down the Seam. He reminds me of Green Bay WR Randall Cobb. He is more dynamic with the ball in his hands than in pattern. He can get open from the slot after taking the big hit from the LB. He gets pissed when he drops one. He can become the DB on the bad pass and knock it down. 
They love to run the end around to him a lot. He has great speed, but will out run his blockers. He needs to run smarter sometimes, and set up his blockers more. He wants to go full speed the second he gets the ball in his hands. Terrific returner, but he has to secure the ball better on returns.

2019 JUNIOR: Named to three All-America teams ... one of two players in the FBS in 2019 with two punt returns for touchdowns ... reached the end zone with returns of 73 yards against Kansas and 70 versus West Virginia ... ranked second nationally with a 20.8 punt return average, breaking the previous TCU season record of 20.4 by Linzy Cole in 1969 ... became TCU's career leader in punt return average at 17.8 yards, bettering the previous mark of 16.0 by Blanard Spearman (1930-32) ... led TCU with 43 receptions and 611 yards while tying for the team lead with five touchdown catches ... had his fourth career 100-yard receiving game with 128 yards on seven receptions at Oklahoma State ... totaled a season-best eight receptions for 85 yards at Kansas State ... recorded six receptions for 57 yards versus West Virginia, in addition to his 70-yard punt return for a touchdown ... had a 55-yard touchdown grab, his season-long reception, as part of three catches for 83 yards in the 33-31 win at Texas Tech ... posted scoring grabs of 7 and 22 yards as part of four catches for 69 yards at Iowa State ... had a 44-yard touchdown catch in the 37-27 win over No. 15 Texas ... had at least one reception in each game.

The Reason: They have to take a chance on a speed guy who could help their QBs, and take the top off of defenses. Just think of how open this cat could get when they run a play action to Henry. 

Second Choice: Bradlee Anae Edge

30.

Packers

Defense: 3-4

Josh Jones-

Houston, OLT

6-5, 319, (O) 5.27,

33 7/8" Arm, 24 Reps,

9'1"Broad, 28.5"Vert,

WR, DT, OL, QB, LB, CB,  

2018 Picks:

1 (18) Jaire Alexander CB Louisville
2 (45) Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa.
3 (88) Oren Burks, ILB, Vanderbilt
4 (133) J’Mon Moore, WR Missouri
5 (138) Cole Madison, OG Wash ST
5 (172) JK Scott, P, Alabama
5 (174) Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, South Florida.
6 Equanimeous St Brown, WR ND
7 (232) James Looney, DE, California
7 (239) Hunter Bradley, LS, Mississippi State
7 (248) Kendall Donnerson, DE, Southeast Missouri State

2017 Picks:

2 (33) Kevin King, CB Washington
2 (61) Josh Jones, DB NC State
3 Montravius Adams, DL Auburn
4 (108) Vince Biegel, OLB Wisconsin
4 (134) Jamaal Williams, RB, BYU
5-175 Deangelo Yancey WR Purdue
5 (182) Aaron Jones, RB, UTEP
6 (212) Kofi Amichia OL, S. Florida
7 (238) Devonte Mays, RB Utah ST
7 (247) Malachi Dupre, WR, LSU

Key F.A. Signed:

Mercedes Lewis TE

Devin Funchess WR

Ricky Wagner ORT

Blake Martinez ILB

Christian Kirksey ILB

Key F.A.:

Tyler Ervin RB

Geronimo Allison, WR  

Ryan Grant WR

Jared Veldheer OT

Jason Spriggs OT

Malcolm Johnson FB (R)

Tramon Williams, CB

Ibraheim Campbell DB

Mason Crosby, K 

Key F.A. Lost:

Jimmy Graham TE

Blake Martinez ILB

BJ Goodson ILB

Bryan Bulaga, OT

Kyler Fackrell, OLB

The Team: I still think the Packers need an edge guy and some help in the trenches. However, it a big WR drops down to them he will be tough to pass. 

The Player:

The Reason: They have to get some more help for an aging Rodgers. The West Coast Offense relies on big WRs, who can get open in physical short patterns. Claypool is built like an H-back and tested as one of the most athletic WRs in this Draft. He was certain the best size-speed athlete at the Combine. He was born to play WR in the West Coast Offense. He could allow Aaron Rogers to play for a few more years.   

Second Choice: Jacob Eason QB

31.

49ers

Defense: 4-3

*Xavier McKinney

FS/SS Alabama

6', 201, (O) 4.63, 

10'2" Broad! 36" Vert!

30 7/8" Arm, 19 Reps, 

 

*CeeDee Lamb

6-2, 197, WR/PR,

WR, FS, WR, OLB/DE, DT, TE, DE, TE, WR, DL, 

2019 Picks:

1-2 Nick Bosa, DE Ohio State
2-36 Deebo Samuel, WR S. Carolina
3-67 Jalen Hurd, WR Baylor
4-110 Mitch Wishnowsky, P Utah
5-148 Dre Greenlaw, LB Arkansas
6-176 Kaden Smith, TE Stanford
6-183 Justin Skule, OT Vanderbilt
6-198 Tim Harris, CB Virginia

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

Key F.A. Signed:

Joe Walker ILB

DeForest Buckner DL (Tr)

Kerry Hyder DT

Key F.A.:

Nick Mullens, QB

Garrett Celek, TE
Joshua Garnett, OG
Jordan Matthews, WR

Arik Armstead, DL
Malcolm Smith, LB
Jason Verrett, CB

Dontae Johnson, CB
Jimmie Ward, S

Key F.A. Lost:

Emmanuel Sanders WR

Levine Toilolo TE

Sheldon Day DT

The Team: 49ers will be in position to take the best player available at a need position. 

The PlayerMcKinney guy might be closing in on a lock for the Pats at 23, if they, by some misfortune, don’t trade down. He had an unbelievable season in 2019. He was playing Cover One and Cover Two Safety, and often looked like he was a pass first Free Safety. Then teams would run the ball, and he would still consistently get the ball carrier. He was so much better in Coverage in 2019 than 2018 that it is astounding. 

But what will get him into the 1st, around pick 23, is that he was great in coverage. He was like Chung playing SS in the slot picking up TE, slot WR and RBs, and shutting them down. And he was like McCourty player the deep FS and making plays in coverage deep, over the middle, and sideline to sideline. Tough to see it all on the field inside at Alabama defense, because there is too much to watch at once. But when you watch his Tape, he is maybe the best Safety in this Draft. Smart. Aggressive. Quick and fast. Reads it first. Great eyes.

LSU: McKinney is a terrific delayed blitzer twisting inside to hit the QB as he throws. When he locks onto the ball carrier he takes him down. When they go six DBs, he plays OLB. Then he’ll step outside and cover the slot guy. I love how he finds the RB in trash and traffic. He can get beat by the quick WR, who uses a tough jab step. He plays special teams, and block a point after attempt against LSU. He is so good at making the tackles after his teammates miss. He might be the best tackler in the Draft.
He is a good blitzer off the edge. He rushed Borrows against LSU, and he knocked the ball out as he threw and the ball fell into Lewis’s hands for the INT. He could be a very interesting Will in the NFL. He certainly will be able to play the Chung role of the SS/LB. He might be the best tackler in space in this Draft, whether it is at DB or LB. When he sees the RB on the blitz, and runs over to him with a great form tackle. He stepped up in the 4th against LSU, and got the Sack that could have saved the game to make it 2nd and 14. 
When the RB got to the second level, he was all ways there to tackle him. He does a great job covering the Slot WR, for a Safety. He is a terrific blitzer. He has speed to the QB from outside the OLT that forces the QB to drop and give up the Sack. When a guy caught it infront of him he can really give a great hit, and force the WR to hear footsteps.

Junior 2019: Earned second team All-America accolades from the AFCA, The Sporting News and Walter Camp ... selected as a third team All-American at safety by the Associated Press and Pro Football Focus ... named to the All-SEC first team by the league coaches and the Associated Press ... finished 10th in the SEC in tackles with 95 across his 13 games ... Tide’s leader in tackles, including 5.5 for loss (-40 yards) and three sacks (-21 yards) ... totaled a league-high and team-high four fumbles to tie for second in Alabama single-season records ... added three interceptions (78 yards) to go with five pass breakups and five quarterback hurries as a junior ... returned one of his interceptions for an 81-yard touchdown ... named a semifinalist for the Thorpe Award, presented annually to the nation’s top defensive back ... added to the Bednarik Award Watch List following the Tennessee matchup and was a semifinalist for the award .... tabbed to ESPN’s Midseason All-America Team ... selected as a Second Team Preseason All-American by Athlon, CBS Sports and The Sporting News ... also named to the Jim Thorpe Award Watch List ... selected as one of the Alabama coaching staff’s defensive players of the week for his play against Duke, New Mexico State, Southern Miss, Ole Miss, Texas A&M, LSU, Western Carolina and Auburn.

The Reason: McKinney is not just a great player, he is also a great leader. He can dominate as a Box-Safety, and as Cover Two Safety, and even as a Cover One Safety. . 

Second Choice: Curtis Weaver OLB/DE

32.

Chiefs

Defense: 3-4

Bradlee Anae

OLB/DE Utah

6-3, 265, #6

EDGE, FS, CB, DB, WR, OT,

2019 Picks:

2-56 Mecole Hardman, WR Georgia
2-63 Juan Thornhill, SS Virginia
3-84 Khalen Saunders DT W. Illinois
6-201 Rashad Fenton CB S. Carolina
6-214 Darwin Thompson RB Utah ST
7-216 Nick Allegretti, OC Illinois

2018 Picks:

2- Breeland Speaks, DL Mississippi
3 (75) Derrick Nnadl, DT, FLA ST
3 (100) Dorian O’Daniel, LB Clemson
4 (124) Armani Watts, FS, A&M
6 Tremon Smith, CB, OC.Arkansas
6-198 Reginald McKenzie OG Tenn

 

Key FA Signed:

Antonio Hamilton CB

Key FA:  

Chad Henne, QB

Anthony Sherman, FB

Chris Jones, DL

Darron Lee, LB

Reggie Ragland, LB

Bashaud Breeland, CB

Morris Claiborne, CB

Key FA Lost:

Stefen Wisniewski OC  

Mike Remmers ORT

Emmanuel Ogbah DE  

Kendall Fuller CB

Jordan Lucas DB

The Team: The Chiefs like to get big blockers, and speed-speed-speed on the outside. 

The Player: Anae is a cat I loved as a passrusher at Utah, but was great in run defense in the SB practices. I did not expect that. He is a 1st Round edge. Great job setting the edge outside, and then grabbing the ORT arms, and pulling himself inside to hit the RB. When he wins the hand fight he gets to the ball carrier. He can attack the OLT’s hands and arms with either hand, and both in the rush.  

Career leader in Sacks at Utah. PAC-12 DL of the year. High character kid. Great-great hand fighter. He slashed by an ORT in the Senior Bowl, with a double arm chop, and was by him before he turned around. It was an All-Pro flash and slash running the Arc, with elite technique, speed, and heavy hands. This kid is a 1st Round pick. He has the best hands in the Draft not named Chase or Young. He can get a little too aggressive trying to punch out the ball, which is not a bad thing. Great aggressive hands. He is so tough to keep outside when they run inside. 

 

The Reason: The Chiefs love their small speed WRs, who can fly downfield and tale advantage of Mahomes arm.  

Second Choice: Anfernee Jennings Edge

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Democracy is a battle for freedom and equality for all. Democracy needs to be guarded, treasured, and fought to keep if needs-be! And not handed over, so fucking cowardly, to a Dictator like the Communism Putin Party just did! 

 

Communism is a beautiful idea of equality for all workers, with one BLOOD RED FATAL-FLAW, "The Dictatorship of the Proletariat". Where a BLOOD STAINED DICTATOR takes over to subvert all the freedoms gained by the bloody masses, and clamps BLOODY TYRANNY down on now enslaved masses. 

 

We are now officially a Communist Country. The Republican Commie Party of Putin, Officially voted Herr Trump as the BLOOD-RED Communist Dictator of American. THE REPUBLICAN PARTY OF PUTIN just voted to open the veins of PATRIOTS to flood the Senate floor with OUR BLOOD, and install a Communist Manifesto like

BLOOD RED COMMIE DICTATOR OF AMERICA

as no longer the freedom bearing President of the United State of America! 

And as THE PARTY OF PUTIN CELEBRATED... the Heavens wept.

 

The Putin Party, led by Red Square Moscow Mitch, just turned the no longer US Senate into a propaganda tool of the KGB., and make America Red with the blood stained color of the Communist USSR. The blood stained (R)s voted to make the COMMIE RED TRUMP, as above the law as the KGB KING OF RUSSIA, the blood stained Putin

God help us all, because the Putin Republican Party Senate sure as hell won't...

 

Leadership is not lying. 

Leadership is telling the cold hard truth:

A new poll shows Trump’s 

magical lying powers are failing

Him.

It isn’t easy to find any bright spots amid our ongoing slide into failed-state status, but here’s one: Far more Americans trust the news media than trust President Trump to tell them the truth about our coronavirus crisis.

A new poll from NPR, PBS News Hour and Marist finds that only 37 percent of Americans have a good deal of trust in the information Trump tells them about coronavirus. By contrast, 60 percent have little to no trust.

Meanwhile, the poll also finds that 50 percent have a good deal of trust in the news media’s information about the disease, versus 47 percent who lack trust. That’s not ideal, to be sure, but it’s good that far more trust the media than trust Trump.

I’d like to suggest that a great deal is at stake here. Our national response to a crisis with extraordinarily far-reaching destructive potential is more or less under the control of a megalomaniac who, with the eager backing of his media allies, vastly prioritizes protecting his reelection chances over protecting the country.

More coverage of the coronavirus pandemic

New details show Trump is unfit

Meanwhile, another report, from the New York Times, ferrets out alarming new behind-the-scenes details that underscore just how unfit Trump is to the task at hand. It shows that Trump’s refusal to accept the seriousness of coronavirus, and his failure to lay down clear chains of command and elaborate a real long-term plan, created a situation in which officials scrambled to address the crisis almost behind his back.
Trump’s approach also led to counterproductive infighting. The Times reports that after Trump put Vice President Pence in charge of the response, Trump’s continued fealty to the advice of son-in-law Jared Kushner — who also initially downplayed the crisis — resulted in Kushner taking on an outsize role that bumped up against Pence’s, despite Kushner’s lack of relevant knowledge and experience.

The only thing scarier than President DumbAss's 

Administrations complete, absolute, and utter failure

to help America deal with the CoronaVirus?

It the horrifying thought of giving the MNUCHIN and 

President DumbAss

A-HALF-A-Trillion BUCKS of our cold hard cash for them to steal.

How fucking stupid do you have to be 

to think giving 

the most CORRUPT Administration in the HISTORY of the USA

HALF-A-Trillion BUCKS

Is anything other than

Completely, Absolutely, and Utterly Insane?

Fool me once, shame on you.

Fool me twice?

Than shame on all you Fox Fake News fucking idiots. 

You give that moralless thief Trump a half a trillion?

Than it is going to disappear into the cold hard night, 

like fireflies in the dying of the light.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EI4H81pPCKU

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