Jonboy

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  1. This is a prediction, not necessarily what I would do... DEFENSE CB Trumaine Johnson With all the talk of AJ Bouye, guys like Trumaine Johnson seem to have been forgotten. I actually think Johnson is far more likely to hit FA than Bouye. It seems the Rams want to cut ties with many from the Fisher-era. Johnson just turned 27 so he’s young with plenty left in the tank. He would immediately step-in as our #1 CB. I may even prefer him to Bouye because he’s done it longer than 1 year. Injuries are a minor concern given that he hasn’t played in all 16 games since 2013. “I’d go as far as to say Johnson will do even better in press-based schemes, whether it be in man or Cover 3 or Cover 4 zones. He has the ability to play trail coverage well, given his length and ball skills. The Rams were playing schemes that fit their other personnel much better than Johnson’s skill set. Instead of a defense putting him in space and forcing him to make decisions, he’s capable of playing a multitude of coverages at a high level. This is where he may be a gem to a new team.” http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2615906-cornerback-trumaine-johnson-is-hidden-gem-in-2016-nfl-free-agency CB Logan Ryan This one probably comes down to the market for Ryan. After spending big to land Johnson, I can’t see JRob breaking the bank for Ryan. CBs are always in demand, but I think Ryan’s ceiling is probably a CB2. If someone is willing to give him CB1 money, we probably miss out. If not, I think JRob will do enough to get him here. Ryan struggled early in the year, but settled down as the season progressed. He played really well in the divisional round vs the Texans and intercepted an Osweiler pass. Another young guy at only 25, there’s room for Ryan to improve and become even better. If the market is too high for Ryan, then I look for them to sign a cheaper option like Captain Munnerlyn or Dre Kirkpatrick. FS Duron Harmon Harmon is a Patriots backup who has played almost as much as the starters. He's a solid cover guy who can compete with Searcy for the starting S spot opposite Byard. Belicheck raves about him so it’s possible the Pats keep him. As much as BB loves him though, I would have to think he’s middle of the pack on their list of offseason priorities. LB Kevin Minter Largely considered a disappointment after his first 2 seasons, Minter made a big jump in year 3 and continued that into the final year of his rookie deal. I wouldn’t expect him to be a star, but Minter should provide an upgrade to Woodyard, as well as competition for a rookie. Re-sign DT Karl Klug SS Daimion Stafford OLB David Bass OFFENSE QB Brian Hoyer I almost went with Mike Glennon here, but I ultimately feel he’ll get more money from a team like CLE or NYJ who wants him to compete for a starting spot. As for Hoyer, he’s a clear upgrade to Cassell and has shown he can step-in and win games in this league. His time in Chicago was cut short due to injury. He’s 31 so there’s not much upside. When he came into the league, he signed as an undrafted FA with the Pats during Robinson’s tenure there. WR Brandon LaFell LaFell quietly had one of his best season’s in 2016 after being signed to replace Mohammed Sanu for the Bengals. He hauled in 6TDs on 64 receptions for 862 yards. Played in NE for 2 years so he would be familiar with the type of culture we’re trying to build here. He’s already 30 so don’t expect him to be the long-term answer in the slot. Look for the Titans to draft a guy to compete with him. WR Russell Shepard Shepard is a quality special teams player who could come in and compete with Harry Douglas and Tre McBride for roster spots. He’s only 26 and ran a 4.46 back at his Pro Day. Robinson should be very familiar with Shepard considering he’s played all 4 of his seasons with Tampa Bay. Re-sign TE Anthony Fasano G/C Brian Schwenke
  2. Might as well lock-in Garrett at #1 in all the mocks.
  3. One other thing to keep in mind...you could start Davis in the slot right away. He'd eventually push Sharpe for the #2 spot and in a perfect world, would take the #1 spot from Matthews down the road.
  4. MIKE WILLIAMS, WR, Clemson 6'3, 225 lbs, Junior Round Projection: 1st Stats 2016- 98 receptions, 1361 yds, 11 TDs 2015 (injured)- 2 receptions, 20 yds, 1 TD 2014- 57 receptions, 1030 yds, 6 TDs 2013- 20 receptions, 316 yds, 3 TDs Who is Mike Williams? The image of Williams lying motionless in the end zone following a collision with the goal post padding in the 2015 season opener is one that will be tough to forget. The fracture in his neck made football an afterthought as he watched Clemson win the ACC last season and compete for a National Title from the sidelines. Despite worries that his career might be over, Williams, who posted 57 catches for 1,030 yards and six scores in 2014, returned to the field in the spring of 2016 with full clearance from his doctors and motivation to put his career back on track. ... Physically, Williams looks like he was constructed with an NFL-starter kit: tall, muscular, powerful, long, fast and coordinated. He releases quick off the line and has the short-area burst and footwork to create spacing in his routes, showing little wasted movements out of his breaks. http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/2082516/mike-williams If Williams hadn't gotten hurt in the 2015 season opener, he could have been the top wide receiver prospect for the 2016 NFL Draft. Williams ran into the goal post against Wofford after making a leaping touchdown reception and had to be carted off the field. He suffered a small fracture in his neck, but didn't need surgery after wearing a brace. https://walterfootball.com/draft2017WR.php Williams only really ran four routes in college, go routes, slants, digs and quick outs. In the NFL route running is one of the most important traits of a WR, if you can’t get open how are you going to get the ball. A few times too many I saw him stumble on routes and get tangled with CBs. http://nflmocks.com/2015/10/21/2016-nfl-draft-scouting-report-clemson-wr-mike-williams/ Cutups vs Auburn http://draftbreakdown.com/video/mike-williams-vs-auburn-2016/ vs Louisville http://draftbreakdown.com/video/mike-williams-vs-louisville-2016/ vs Alabama http://draftbreakdown.com/video/mike-williams-vs-alabama-2016/ Highlights
  5. COREY DAVIS, WR, Western Michigan 6'3, 213 lbs, Senior Round Projection: 1st Stats 2016- 97 catches, 1500 yds, 19 TDs 2015- 90 catches, 1436 yds, 12 TDs 2014- 78 catches, 1408 yds, 15 TDs 2013- 67 catches, 941 yds, 6 TDs http://www.espn.com/college-football/player/_/id/545923/corey-davis Who is Corey Davis? Had Davis declared for the NFL in 2015, one scout says he could have gone late first round. The only other MAC receiver ever taken in Round 1? Marshall’s Randy Moss, in 1998. But Davis returned to school, in large part to work toward his degree. On the field this season, coaches have slid him around the formation to create opportunities—Davis lines up in the slot, out wide, and runs nearly every route. He has been swarmed by double teams, yet is still averaging six catches for 99 yards and a touchdown per game. ... When scouts visit campuses to do recon on prospects, they’ll often ask: Does the player love football? Davis shows without telling, by staying after every practice to shag balls. Sometimes he’ll do distraction drills, implemented by Fleck and Simon: They’ll run through more than 100 ball drills, sometimes using cut-open footballs, other times lacrosse or tennis balls. This perhaps explains why drops are rare for Davis. ... “I’ve gone against Darqueze Dennard, Eli Apple…” he rattles off. Davis has 617 receiving yards and four touchdowns in seven career games against Big Ten teams, highlighted by a 10-catch, 154-yard, one-touchdown performance against Michigan State in the 2015 season opener. http://mmqb.si.com/mmqb/2016/09/28/nfl-draft-corey-davis-western-michigan-first-round There is no denying that Davis has feasted on questionable competition and that Western Michigan's spread offense has padded his numbers. He has faced top talent over his career, however, and the production was still there with 450 receiving yards and four touchdowns in five career games against Big Ten competition entering the 2016 season. http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/2061005/corey-davis Cutups vs Wisconsin: http://draftbreakdown.com/video/corey-davis-vs-wisconsin-2016/ (PFF grades vs Wisconsin https://www.profootballfocus.com/college-cotton-bowl-grades-wisconsin-rides-rushing-attack-to-victory/) vs Ohio: http://draftbreakdown.com/video/corey-davis-vs-ohio-2016-2/ vs Buffalo: http://draftbreakdown.com/video/corey-davis-vs-buffalo-2016/ Highlights
  6. Not sure I'd agree with more explosion. More strength? Maybe, but it's close. I do think Williams probably uses his body a little better and seems to have that basketball-like, box out & rebound mentality.
  7. Irrelevant to this draft though really. "Is he more polished than Davis?" is the question.
  8. Honest question, why would you take Williams at 5, but not Davis? I get the hesitation because he's from a small school, but this guy is a beast. You put on the tape and he's every bit as physically gifted as Williams.
  9. MALIK HOOKER, S, Ohio State 6'2, 205 lbs, Sophomore Round Projection: 1st Stats 2016- 74 tackles, 5.5 for loss, 7 INT, 3TD, 4 PD 2015- 10 tackles http://www.espn.com/college-football/player/_/id/545923/corey-davis Who is Malik Hooker? Hooker wasn’t talked about nationally as much as many other players, but there’s no question he was one of the best defensive players in the nation this past season. He was a complete player as a redshirt sophomore, and has drawn comparisons to arguably the best NFL safety of all time, Ed Reed. http://www.landgrantholyland.com/2017/1/18/14311360/ohio-state-news-malik-hooker-nfl-draft-thad-matta Better known for his abilities on the basketball court at New Castle High School, Hooker tried out for the football team as a junior and major college programs like Ohio State started to take notice. He redshirted in 2014 and struggled to adapt to the demands of major college football, almost quitting and transferring to a smaller college closer to home to play basketball - Urban Meyer credits Hooker's mother (Angela Dennis) for not allowing him to quit. Hooker stayed in Columbus and trusted the coaches, playing in all 13 games as a special teamer in 2015 with plenty of hype coming from his performance in practice. ... Despite starting for only one season in Columbus, Hooker quickly created NFL buzz. When evaluating the safety position, scouts are looking for three main traits: range, instincts and tackling skills. And Hooker has the ability to be above average in all three areas. ... Gifted athlete with impressive blend of burst, body control and reflexes. Outstanding play speed, covering a lot of green. Magnet to the ball due to his cover awareness, field vision and range. Transfers weight to smoothly open his hips, turn and run without gearing down. Impressive lower body explosion and leaping skills. Unique timing/anticipation to break on the ball and make plays most defensive backs don't. Elite ballskills with the innate ability to find, judge and disrupt the catch point. http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/2139273/malik-hooker Cutups vs Nebraska http://draftbreakdown.com/video/malik-hooker-vs-nebraska-2016/ vs Clemson http://draftbreakdown.com/video/malik-hooker-vs-clemson-2016/ vs Wisconsin http://draftbreakdown.com/video/malik-hooker-vs-wisconsin-2016/ Highlights
  10. I like him plenty...but Corey Davis has the edge right now for me. Better, more consistent production. Better route runner as well. And we know those 2 things are key for JRob. That being said...Williams is pretty darn good too in my eyes. His ability to consistently make contested catches is impressive.
  11. Where do you find those numbers? I searched around and couldn't really find anything reliable on college wr drop rates. I did see one mention in an article on Davis. This perhaps explains why drops are rare for Davis. According to Pro Football Focus, Davis had just 15 drops on 183 catchable passes through last year (2015). http://mmqb.si.com/mmqb/2016/09/28/nfl-draft-corey-davis-western-michigan-first-round
  12. I've been trying to figure out a scenario where we could come away with Foster and Davis. It's still early, but for me right now, that would be my ideal first round.
  13. Nintendo's upcoming NX will be a portable, handheld console with detachable controllers, a number of sources have confirmed to Eurogamer. On the move, NX will function as a high-powered handheld console with its own display. So far so normal - but here's the twist: we've heard the screen is bookended by two controller sections on either side, which can be attached or detached as required. http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-07-26-nx-is-a-portable-console-with-detachable-controllers
  14. Actually learned a few things I didn't know about Hooker when I worked on this one. Had no idea about his history as a bball player and nearly quitting football. As good as he looked in 1 year, something tells me Robinson may shy away from him given he only had 1 year of production and there could be uncertainty about how much he loves football.
  15. Hey guys. Lots of good discussion and feedback here in this thread: Based on the discussions there, I wanted to make a new poll to solidify our final decision. I think I have everyone's thoughts/feedback incorporated, but if there's an option you really want, but don't see, let me know and I can add it.
  16. Can someone post the Titans picks? Edit: #5 Mike Williams and #18 Marlon Humphrey
  17. Nope. The all-powder blue color rush uniform is my favorite one.
  18. That's what I'm leaning toward.
  19. REUBEN FOSTER, LB, Alabama 6'1, 236 lbs, Senior Round Projection: 1st Stats 2016- 115 tackles, 13 TFL, 5 sacks, 0 INT, 0 FF 2015- 48 tackles, 8 TFL, 1 sack, 0 INT, 0 FF 2014- 23 tackles, 2 TFL, 1 sack, 0 INT, 0 FF http://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/reuben-foster-1.html Who is Reuben Foster? Despite the buzz, Foster had to wait his turn before seeing the field, only emerging as a full-time starter as a junior. While waiting for his turn at linebacker, Foster developed a reputation as a fierce hitter on special teams coverage units, registering 12 tackles as a true freshman in 2013 and 22 stops (including two for loss and a sack) as a sophomore before enjoying his breakout campaign at WILL linebacker in 2015. ... Foster is a true lights-out hitter, generating bone-rattling hits due to his acceleration and compact frame. He launches himself into ballcarriers, typically wrapping his arms securely, as well, for the flashy but efficient take-down. Foster shows acute diagnosis skills. He takes sharp angles to the ball, often beating blockers to the action and surprising ballcarriers with his closing speed. Foster keeps his eyes locked onto the quarterback when in coverage, breaking quickly as the pass is released, often initiating contact with the intended receiver just as the ball arrives. http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/2082714/reuben-foster The play below against USC is a good example of how good he is, with his reactions off the snap so quick on the run blitz that the USC guard didn’t have much hope of preventing. When you combine his quickness and reaction time with his ability as a sure tackler, it’s not surprising that he grades as well as he does against the run. Every year we see great linebackers against the run in college football, but what makes the difference between a great college linebacker and one with top pro prospects is how they perform in coverage. That’s why Reuben Foster looks like a future first-round draft pick, and potentially a very high one too. Foster has made seven solo tackles on receivers so far this year, with all seven resulting in a defensive stop. ... Foster has proven so far this season that he’s not just a good linebacker, but an elite one, and one of the best players on an incredibly talented Alabama team. The fact that he simply doesn’t make a lot of mistakes, but forces several big plays before and beyond the line of scrimmage in every game, be it in coverage, against the run or as a pass rusher, highlights why he will likely have a long career playing on Sunday’s too. https://www.profootballfocus.com/college-football-reuben-foster-is-the-best-most-complete-lb-alabama-crimson-tide/ Cutups vs USC http://draftbreakdown.com/video/reuben-foster-vs-usc-2016-2/ vs Tennessee http://draftbreakdown.com/video/reuben-foster-vs-tennessee-2016/ vs Texas A&M http://draftbreakdown.com/video/reuben-foster-vs-texas-am-2016/ Highlights
  20. Thought this was a pretty interesting nugget from @NewsToTom.
  21. I'm sure @TitansGuru could clarify more, but it's pretty much what oldschool said here.
  22. Which is why I said it depends how they - the Titans, not us - rate these guys.
  23. Really depends on how high they rate Williams and Davis. Picks 2-6 have been somewhat of a sweet spot for WRs in recent years. Calvin went #2, Amari Cooper was a 4th pick as was AJ Green. Julio was the 6th pick in the same draft as AJ. Think Sammy Watkins went 4th in his draft as well. That being said, the top defenders in this draft (at least to me) seem like they would rate higher than the top WRs.
  24. Didn't I tell everyone? This is just the popular vote. The electoral college will have the final say.