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Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Winchester, VA
Re: NFL: Offseason Thread
Pats signed Demaryius Thomas to a 1-year deal worth $6 million. We're talking about a 31 year old receiver recovering from a torn Achilles, but we're also talking about the Pats signing him so... congrats to next year's Super Bowl MVP.
Also the schedule was released today. Skins have a very real chance of starting the season 0-5 hahaha.
The Bears, Cowboys, Chiefs, Steelers, Rams, Eagles, Vikings, Seahawks and Packers lead the way with 5 prime time games each. Jets play the Steelers week 16 so circle the calendar for that one. Saints/Rams week 2, Ravens/Seahawks week 7 (Earl Thomas revenge game), Chiefs/Pats week 14.
The Cardinals really should take Nick Bosa here or else trade down, but in this scenario Kliff Kingsbury gets “his” QB to build around.
San Francisco-Nick Bosa DE
Quinnen Williams also makes sense here, but Bosa gives them a potentially dominant edge pairing with Dee Ford.
N.Y Jets-Josh Allen EDGE
The Jets will strongly consider moving down here, but that may not be easy in a weak looking QB class. If they stay put, it looks to be a choice between Allen and Quinnen Williams.
Mike Maccagnan tends to go BPA in the 1st round, which suggests Williams will be the pick, but edge rusher may be too glaring a need to ignore.
Oakland-Quinnen Williams DT
If anyone’s going to trade with Arizona, it’ll be the Raiders. However, I expect them to stay at #4 and although DT isn’t necessarily their biggest need, it’s hard to see them passing on Williams here.
Tampa Bay-Devin White LB
The Bucs will be hoping Quinnen Williams somehow drops to them, but that’s not going to happen. With Kwon Alexander now in San Francisco, White seems the obvious pick.
N.Y Giants-Rashan Gary DL
QB is obviously a possibility here, but I expect the Giants to use this pick to improve in the trenches. An OL like Jonah Williams would make sense, as would a true edge rusher like Brian Burns or Montez Sweat, but I think Gary’s versatility gives him the edge.
Jacksonville-Jawaan Taylor OT
Giving Nick Foles a big, reliable target like T.J Hockenson will be tempting for the Jags, and they may also consider trading down, but improving the OL is a must and Taylor may be the best Tackle in this class.
Detroit-Montez Sweat EDGE
The Lions are another team that could take T.J Hockenson, but their pass rush is in dire need of improvement and Sweat looks a great fit.
Buffalo-Ed Oliver DT
Jonah Williams or T.J Hockenson are definite possibilities here, but Oliver looks a shoe-in if he’s still on the board.
Denver-Devin Bush LB
Taking a QB here is obviously a possibility, but if Denver decide to look elsewhere, it’s likely between Bush and T.J Hockenson. Bush gets my vote, and should immediately address the Broncos’ glaring issue covering TE’s and RB’s.
Cincinnati-Jonah Williams OL
Pass protection was a big problem for Cincinnati last season, and I doubt anyone believes that Bobby Hart is the answer. Williams has the versatility to play either Tackle or Guard, and should be a day one starter somewhere along that line.
Green Bay-T.J Hockenson TE
Wouldn’t be a surprise if Green Bay use this pick on their Defense, but new HC Matt LaFleur is known for regularly employing multiple TE sets, and Hockenson and Jimmy Graham could create matchup nightmares for opposing Defenses.
Miami-Clelin Ferrell EDGE
Cameron Wake and Robert Quinn have left town, and Charles Harris has shown next to nothing so far, so edge rush is again a big need for Miami.
Atlanta-Christian Wilkins DT
A few directions the Falcons could go in with this pick. Despite using two recent 1st rounders on the pass rush, it remains an issue, so someone like Brian Burns is a possibility. However, pairing Wilkins with Grady Jarrett would provide a much needed push up the middle, and potentially free things up for Vic Beasley and Takkarist McKinley.
Washington-Dwayne Haskins QB
The Redskins may have to trade up to get Haskins, but it’s looking increasingly possible he may be there at #15. Either way, with Alex Smith’s future very much in question and Case Keenum a short term fix, the Redskins will surely go QB here.
Carolina-Brian Burns EDGE
OL and CB are also areas of need, but I expect Carolina to bolster their edge rush. Burns doesn’t offer much in run Defense, but is capable of posting double digit sack numbers in the NFL.
N.Y Giants-Drew Lock QB
The Giants may well trade up here to ensure they get “their guy”, though I think at least one of Lock and Daniel Jones will be there at #17.
Minnesota-Cody Ford OT
The Vikings clearly need to do a better job of protecting Kirk Cousins than they did last season. Ford would be a day one starter at either Tackle or Guard, and an immediate upgrade over what Minnesota currently has.
Tennessee-Garrett Bradbury C
The Titans may look to give Marcus Mariota more firepower here, with someone like D.K Metcalf or Noah Fant, but their interior OL is also an area of need, and they may find it tough to pass on the best Center in the Draft.
Pittsburgh-Byron Murphy CB
CB always seems to be at least one of Pittsburgh’s most pressing needs, and this year is no exception. Murphy is probably the best CB in this class and would be great value here.
Seattle-Jeffery Simmons DT
Simmons is considered by many as a top 10 talent in this class, but a torn ACL and off-field red flags make it tough to project when/where he goes.
Seattle regularly look to build their lines on both sides of the ball through the Draft, and though they’re virtually certain to trade down, there’s a chance they still manage to get Simmons later in the round.
Baltimore-D.K Metcalf WR
With the Ravens now fully committed to Lamar Jackson at QB, they now need to upgrade his supporting cast. Metcalf is far from the finished article, but his combination of size and speed make him hard to pass up at this spot.
Houston-Andre Dillard OT
The Texans have other needs, but they simply can’t afford for DeShaun Watson to continue taking the battering he has so far in his career. Dillard has his flaws as a run blocker, but would immediately upgrade Houston’s pass protection.
Oakland-Josh Jacobs RB
The signing of Isaiah Crowell certainly doesn’t preclude Oakland from adding a RB here. Jacobs is the top runner in this class, and would likely break into the starting lineup sooner than later.
Philadelphia-Dalton Risner OL
The Eagles don’t have any glaring weaknesses on their roster, so there are numerous ways they could go with this pick. Improving one of their lines seems the most likely choice, and Risner’s ability to play just about anywhere on the OL may get him the nod.
Indianapolis-A.J Brown WR
The Colts’ WR corps basically consists of T.Y Hilton and a bunch of JAG’s. Brown would step straight in as the slot WR, and quickly develop into one of Andrew Luck’s favourite targets.
Oakland-Greedy Williams CB
With the top pass rushers off the board, Oakland instead looks to shore up their secondary with a potentially shutdown CB.
L.A Chargers-Dexter Lawrence DT
The Chargers have had a big clearout at DT in the offseason, so taking Lawrence would make a lot of sense. Although he offers little as a pass rusher, he should be a dominant run stuffer from day one.
Seattle-Jachai Polite EDGE
Seattle could definitely trade down here, but with pass rush now even more of a need, Polite is a definite option. He was tipped to go much higher before a terrible Combine, but is a productive pass rusher who looks a good fit here.
Green Bay-Nasir Adderley S
A trade down is certainly a possibility here, especially if one of the top QBs is still on the board. If they stay put, it wouldn’t be a surprise if Green Bay address their secondary, and Adderley’s versatility would give them a solid Safety pairing with offseason acquisition Adrian Amos.
L.A Rams-Chris Lindstrom G
With few obvious needs, the Rams are another team who may look to trade down. If they don’t, Lindstrom would be a solid addition to an OL that was repeatedly exposed by the Patriots’ interior rush in the Super Bowl.
New England-Noah Fant TE
Predicting what the Patriots will do in the Draft is virtually impossible, but if Fant drops to the end of the first round, you would think they’d have a hard time passing him up.
And the Nick Bosa at #1 scenario, because I’m still buying into it...
1. Arizona-Nick Bosa DE
2. San Francisco-Quinnen Williams DT
3. N.Y Jets-Josh Allen EDGE
4. Oakland-Kyler Murray QB
5. Tampa Bay-Devin White LB
6. N.Y Giants-Ed Oliver DT
7. Jacksonville-T.J Hockenson TE
8. Detroit-Brian Burns EDGE (trade to #15)
9. Buffalo-Jonah Williams OT
10. Denver-Drew Lock QB
11. Cincinnati-Devin Bush LB
12. Green Bay-Jawaan Taylor OT
13. Miami-Rashan Gary DL
14. Atlanta-Cody Ford OT
15. Washington-Dwayne Haskins QB (trade to #8)
16. Carolina-Montez Sweat EDGE
17. N.Y Giants-Daniel Jones QB
18. Minnesota-Garrett Bradbury C
19. Tennessee-Christian Wilkins DT
20. Pittsburgh-Byron Murphy CB
21. Seattle-Clelin Ferrell EDGE
22. Baltimore-D.K Metcalf WR
23. Houston-Andre Dillard OL
24. Oakland-Josh Jacobs RB
25. Philadelphia-Jeffery Simmons DT
26. Indianapolis-A.J Brown WR
27. Oakland-Greedy Williams CB
28. L.A Chargers-Dalton Risner OL
29. Seattle-N’Keal Harry WR
30. Green Bay-Chauncey Gardner-Johnson S
31. L.A Rams-Dexter Lawrence DT
32. New England-Noah Fant TE
First big twist of Draft week: The Seahawks have agreed to trade DE Frank Clark to the Chiefs for a 2019 1st-round pick, a 2020 2nd-round pick & an exchange of 3rd-round picks in this year's draft.