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Re: 2018 NFL Draft thread
« Reply #45 on: April 27, 2018, 12:44:23 PM »

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I really hope the Patriots are able to get Josh Jackson, Oliver, or Carlton Davis with their first 2nd rounder. I'd even be able to be talked into Harold Landry or Lorenzo Carter.
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« Reply #47 on: April 27, 2018, 12:55:45 PM »

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They drafted Sony PlayStation (RB) from georgia


I'm convinced belichick is drafting the entire Georgia team this year

Hah.  Hope Lorenzo Carter is next.
I'd actually like that.

Carter terrorized Mike McGlinchey who was a top 10 pick at tackle.

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« Reply #48 on: April 27, 2018, 01:10:59 PM »

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Pats traded their 3rd round pick (#95) to Niners for OT Trent Brown and pick #143.

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Hoping Pats pick up that Richmond quarterback. Probably gone by end of 2nd round.

Can also see them signing the Princeton QB a UFA, or late round pick, for development.

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« Reply #50 on: April 27, 2018, 01:22:15 PM »

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Pats traded their 3rd round pick (#95) to Niners for OT Trent Brown and pick #143.
Coming off an injury he showed up to camp at 400 pounds.

He's injury prone and has motivation questions but he's one of the best pass-blocking tackles in the entire league.

Von Miller waxes poetic about his abilities.

He struggled in the run game in SF but there's some optimism that his struggles were more scheme driven and he'd do better in NE.
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« Reply #51 on: April 27, 2018, 01:58:05 PM »

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Another first round in the books, another year of wondering what the Browns were thinking. 

Ritual of spring. 

DEN got Chubb gift-wrapped to them. With him & Miller, that's potentially devastating 1-2 punch. 





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Another first round in the books, another year of wondering what the Browns were thinking. 

Ritual of spring. 

DEN got Chubb gift-wrapped to them. With him & Miller, that's potentially devastating 1-2 punch.

I don't know a lot of college football in general, or this last season in particular, but it seemed to me that Chubb was the most impactful player available. Can't believe Denver got him.

And yeah, I can't believe the Browns once again spent their top pick on a QB, because that's gone so well for them in the past.
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I don't understand why any team that's been at the bottom of the standings for a while doesn't just focus on adding the best talent available to their offensive and defensive lines and then try to find some steals at the skill positions later in the draft, undrafted, or among veteran free agents.

Drafting a QB or RB high in the draft just seems like a crapshoot.  If you've already got a supremely talented team on both sides of the ball and you're just lacking a centerpiece of your offense, fine.  But if you're a team that lacks a foundation, I don't get it.
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« Reply #54 on: April 27, 2018, 02:16:02 PM »

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Another first round in the books, another year of wondering what the Browns were thinking. 

Ritual of spring. 

DEN got Chubb gift-wrapped to them. With him & Miller, that's potentially devastating 1-2 punch.

I don't know a lot of college football in general, or this last season in particular, but it seemed to me that Chubb was the most impactful player available. Can't believe Denver got him.

And yeah, I can't believe the Browns once again spent their top pick on a QB, because that's gone so well for them in the past.

They needed to address the QB situation.  They had to.  Just going with Mayfield there at #1 was head-scratching.  He certainly would've been there at #4.  I just think they botched the situation they had in front of them (having #1 & #4) and came nowhere near maximizing the value they had there.   Ward over Chubb was eyeopening, also. 

Both of these kids may pan out in the end.  My initial reaction, though, is that they flubbed it again.  Who knows, though?  The crap really is a crapshoot.

Who would've thought the Jets would've fumbled their way into Darnold, though?



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« Reply #55 on: April 27, 2018, 02:21:26 PM »

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Another first round in the books, another year of wondering what the Browns were thinking. 

Ritual of spring. 

DEN got Chubb gift-wrapped to them. With him & Miller, that's potentially devastating 1-2 punch.

I don't know a lot of college football in general, or this last season in particular, but it seemed to me that Chubb was the most impactful player available. Can't believe Denver got him.

And yeah, I can't believe the Browns once again spent their top pick on a QB, because that's gone so well for them in the past.

They needed to address the QB situation.  They had to.  Just going with Mayfield there at #1 was head-scratching.  He certainly would've been there at #4.  I just think they botched the situation they had in front of them (having #1 & #4) and came nowhere near maximizing the value they had there.   Ward over Chubb was eyeopening, also. 

Both of these kids may pan out in the end.  My initial reaction, though, is that they flubbed it again.  Who knows, though?  The crap really is a crapshoot.

Who would've thought the Jets would've fumbled their way into Darnold, though?
It is possible that if the Browns would have taken Barkley that the Giants would have either traded the pick or taken Darnold, thus leaving Mayfield for the Jets.

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« Reply #56 on: April 27, 2018, 03:04:25 PM »

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Another first round in the books, another year of wondering what the Browns were thinking. 

Ritual of spring. 

DEN got Chubb gift-wrapped to them. With him & Miller, that's potentially devastating 1-2 punch.

I don't know a lot of college football in general, or this last season in particular, but it seemed to me that Chubb was the most impactful player available. Can't believe Denver got him.

And yeah, I can't believe the Browns once again spent their top pick on a QB, because that's gone so well for them in the past.

They needed to address the QB situation.  They had to.  Just going with Mayfield there at #1 was head-scratching.  He certainly would've been there at #4.  I just think they botched the situation they had in front of them (having #1 & #4) and came nowhere near maximizing the value they had there.   Ward over Chubb was eyeopening, also. 

Both of these kids may pan out in the end.  My initial reaction, though, is that they flubbed it again.  Who knows, though?  The crap really is a crapshoot.

Who would've thought the Jets would've fumbled their way into Darnold, though?
It is possible that if the Browns would have taken Barkley that the Giants would have either traded the pick or taken Darnold, thus leaving Mayfield for the Jets.

If the unlikely event that happened, the Browns still would have had the best player in the draft and another really good QB prospect.


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« Reply #57 on: April 27, 2018, 03:10:15 PM »

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Another first round in the books, another year of wondering what the Browns were thinking. 

Ritual of spring. 

DEN got Chubb gift-wrapped to them. With him & Miller, that's potentially devastating 1-2 punch.

I don't know a lot of college football in general, or this last season in particular, but it seemed to me that Chubb was the most impactful player available. Can't believe Denver got him.

And yeah, I can't believe the Browns once again spent their top pick on a QB, because that's gone so well for them in the past.

They needed to address the QB situation.  They had to.  Just going with Mayfield there at #1 was head-scratching.  He certainly would've been there at #4.  I just think they botched the situation they had in front of them (having #1 & #4) and came nowhere near maximizing the value they had there.   Ward over Chubb was eyeopening, also. 

Both of these kids may pan out in the end.  My initial reaction, though, is that they flubbed it again.  Who knows, though?  The crap really is a crapshoot.

Who would've thought the Jets would've fumbled their way into Darnold, though?
It is possible that if the Browns would have taken Barkley that the Giants would have either traded the pick or taken Darnold, thus leaving Mayfield for the Jets.

If the unlikely event that happened, the Browns still would have had the best player in the draft and another really good QB prospect.
Sure, but if they felt Mayfield was the best QB in the draft, they wouldn't have gotten their man.  And frankly I can totally see the rationale for a guy like Mayfield.  The accuracy, the high level of success (including big games), the control of the football, etc.  Really the only knock on him is his size, and two of the 5ish best QB's in the world right now are of a similar size (Brees and Wilson), so I don't see why that would stop you from taking him. 

Ward is the pick that doesn't make a lot of sense.  You should never be drafting for need (outside of QB) when you are drafting in the top 10.  Always take the best player available (again outside of QB), and while Ward was the best DB in the draft, Chubb seems pretty clearly to be a better prospect (and frankly a better prospect from a more valuable position). 

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« Reply #58 on: April 27, 2018, 03:13:19 PM »

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I don't understand why any team that's been at the bottom of the standings for a while doesn't just focus on adding the best talent available to their offensive and defensive lines and then try to find some steals at the skill positions later in the draft, undrafted, or among veteran free agents.

Drafting a QB or RB high in the draft just seems like a crapshoot.  If you've already got a supremely talented team on both sides of the ball and you're just lacking a centerpiece of your offense, fine.  But if you're a team that lacks a foundation, I don't get it.

Almost all starting QBs are taken in the first round. I understand why teams focus on the position.  The Browns taking this particular QB is the issue, not that they spent a high pick on the position.


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Another first round in the books, another year of wondering what the Browns were thinking. 

Ritual of spring. 

DEN got Chubb gift-wrapped to them. With him & Miller, that's potentially devastating 1-2 punch.

I don't know a lot of college football in general, or this last season in particular, but it seemed to me that Chubb was the most impactful player available. Can't believe Denver got him.

And yeah, I can't believe the Browns once again spent their top pick on a QB, because that's gone so well for them in the past.

They needed to address the QB situation.  They had to.  Just going with Mayfield there at #1 was head-scratching.  He certainly would've been there at #4.  I just think they botched the situation they had in front of them (having #1 & #4) and came nowhere near maximizing the value they had there.   Ward over Chubb was eyeopening, also. 

Both of these kids may pan out in the end.  My initial reaction, though, is that they flubbed it again.  Who knows, though?  The crap really is a crapshoot.

Who would've thought the Jets would've fumbled their way into Darnold, though?
It is possible that if the Browns would have taken Barkley that the Giants would have either traded the pick or taken Darnold, thus leaving Mayfield for the Jets.

If the unlikely event that happened, the Browns still would have had the best player in the draft and another really good QB prospect.
Sure, but if they felt Mayfield was the best QB in the draft, they wouldn't have gotten their man.  And frankly I can totally see the rationale for a guy like Mayfield.  The accuracy, the high level of success (including big games), the control of the football, etc.  Really the only knock on him is his size, and two of the 5ish best QB's in the world right now are of a similar size (Brees and Wilson), so I don't see why that would stop you from taking him. 

Ward is the pick that doesn't make a lot of sense.  You should never be drafting for need (outside of QB) when you are drafting in the top 10.  Always take the best player available (again outside of QB), and while Ward was the best DB in the draft, Chubb seems pretty clearly to be a better prospect (and frankly a better prospect from a more valuable position).

Agree on Ward.

Disagree on Mayfield. In addition to the size, there’s his attitude, questions about running a pro-style, drop back offense, average arm strength and footwork, etc.


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