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  1. FF Devy League Discussion Thread

    We're close to filling up so I'm just going to open this up right now. If you want to join, PM me for the password to the league page. Link to the League Page What is a Devy League? League Rules - 4 man Devy Rosters - Keep entire roster year to year - No cost to retain players year to year - Must cut down roster to fit requirements before the first week of the regular season - Future draft picks can be traded up to two years in advance. For example, the upcoming draft is the 2018 NFL Draft, so draft picks from the 2018 and 2019 NFL drafts can be traded. Once a draft begins, the draft two years out becomes available to trade. Scoring/Active Roster - 1 PPR - Everything else FleaFlicker standard - 20 player active rosters - 10 bench/10 starters - 1 QB, 1 min/4 max - 2 RB, 2 min/8 max - 2 WR, 2 min/8 max - 2 FLEX (RB/WR/TE) - 1 TE, 1 min/4 max - 1 K, 1min/2 max - 1 D/ST, 1 min/2 max - 2 IR spots Division 1 @IDOG_det @Adrenaline_Flux @JBURGE25 Division 2 @catcheryea @zelbell @I_GET_SAX Division 3 @Oregon Ducks @devils1854 @utley4568 Division 4 @Its A Sabotage @jfinley88 @BigBillsFan13
  2. Let's try to get Suh back home

    Teams are getting their cap situation in good shape in preparation for a lockout after the 2020 season. With no new CBA agreed to, teams are limited to 30% year-to-year cap hit escalations in 2021 and later. Most contracts have low-ish cap hits in the first two years while seeing a decent jump in year 3, but teams won't be able to do that next offseason. Most teams signed their long term contracts this offseason with minimal cap hits in 2019 and 2020 with a large jump in 2021 followed by, at most, 30% increases in the years after. Teams are hoarding cap space to roll over into next offseason so they don't have to structure contracts in a poor way. If teams don't roll over space into next offseason, their contracts will have to have year one cap hits far below the AAV of the contract while the 2021, 2022, etc. seasons will have to have cap hits far above the AAV of the contract. That kind of structure isn't appealing to players because it actually makes it easier for teams to justify cutting a player earlier in their contract.
  3. Day 3 Discussion

    he's a WR, moving him to TE wouldn't make sense. His blocking would no longer be a strength at TE
  4. 2010 1st Round OT Anthony Davis seeks reinstatement

    It will be interesting to see if teams are interested and if he is/can get into game shape. He was a pretty damn good player when he retired and he's still young enough that his body should be in a really good physical condition. I wonder if he'd be willing to compete for a right guard spot... the Lions could use some extra competition there
  5. Biggest head scratching picks

    Tavai is a pretty good player. Not concerned about the 40 time, he looks plenty fast on the field and he didn't get much of a chance to prepare for his pro day because he was still recovering from surgery. He also won't play a typical LB role in Detroit. He won't be asked to play in space against players with a legitimate athletic advantage over him. He'll mostly be playing near the LOS, blitzing, rushing, setting the edge, covering shallow areas, or covering players that match his athletic ability (he covered Josh Oliver well in college, if that gives an idea of the kind of players he can handle in man coverage). His role will be closest to a 3-4 OLB than anything else, with some off-ball duties mixed in vs certain offensive looks.
  6. So how do teams know this stuff?

    Gettleman doesn't know a damn thing, he's lying to put up a front to make people think he knows what he's doing.
  7. He hang cleans 500 pounds
  8. Day 3 Discussion

    Fulgham is definitely a guy they took for his special teams value and developmental potential. He can push Andy Jones for one of the final spots at WR by competing primarily with him on special teams. Then, if he makes the roster, they will see how he fares as a deep threat, working out of multiple alignments, etc. and then try to develop him from there.
  9. RG

    Oday Aboushi started 8 games for the Seahawks while Darrell Bevell was there and had a career year last year for the Cardinals playing RG. Kenny Wiggins played a lot last year and wasn't a disaster (he wasn't good, but he didn't repeatedly get beat). Tyrell Crosby was only drafted in the 5th, but they had him graded higher than that and got him that late because teams had concerns about concussions. Unless a better player gets cut or becomes available via trade, they'll just hold a competition between those three and your starting RG is whoever looks best in Bevells offense.
  10. Will Harris--Safety or CB?

    It isn't a perfect comparison, but there is some Louis Delmas to him. He's a better athlete though, longer frame as well. Harris will compete with Tavon Wilson and take over the SS spot in 2020. His role will be similar to what Patrick Chung has been for the Patriots
  11. Day 3 Discussion

    It's the 6th round, they're basically just getting first dibs on UDFA at that point. Most boards run out of draftable players at the end of the 5th/start of the 6th. Also, you should watch Fulghum light up the Virginia Tech defense. He can separate.
  12. Day 3 Discussion

    You need to find a new hobby if the Lions draft got you this upset
  13. Lions Select LB Jahlani Tavai #43 Overall

    He isn't limited athletically. He's actually a very good fit as an athlete for the position they will use him in. He isn't a dime LB that will be asked to step out and cover guys one-on-one half the time. He will play the spot Christian Jones played, which mostly is responsible for controlling backside gaps to prevent cut-backs, pursuing plays from behind, blitzing/rushing, and setting the edge from their 5-1 look. And, he did kind of dominate his level of competition. He was the best player on that defense by far, he was often making impactful plays, and he was a very productive player over multiple years.
  14. Lions Select LB Jahlani Tavai #43 Overall

    I love how you guys immediately hated the pick because you didn't know who the player was. If you guys had ever stayed up to watch a Hawaii game or bothered to watch any of his cut-ups on youtube you would know he's a very good player. The Patriots were planning on taking him and he is a good player. Anyone thinking he's a reach needs to consider that. He will be a contributor and they wouldn't have been able to get him if they trade down or tried to get him with a later pick. Anyone saying he isn't a good athlete clearly is just going off of his workout numbers that came after he just finished recovering from surgery and didn't have any time to really prepare for the workout. Turn on a cut-up of him and you can see for yourself that he's a good athlete. Has a lot of strength which will allow them to use him at the LOS in their 5-1 fronts. He gets great depth on his drops, might be the best LB in the class in this regard. Speed is solid, nothing special, but if it were he probably wouldn't have been there at 43. Linebackers have to be good athletes moving side to side. Tavai is just that. Plus, because he's 250 pounds and has the strength to stack up with offensive lineman, he does have some potential to be used as an outside rusher on top of being used on blitzes. And yes, he is a leader, he is a high character guy, he is a tough SOB. I know some people think the Lions are too focused on that, but you need players like that in then NFL. Not being mentally prepared for NFL life is what causes the majority of draft busts. It's a good thing the Lions are targeting that.
  15. Possible Trade-Back Scenarios

    yeah, if anything they're just going to trade back for more picks. The Seahawks value the 4th/5th/6th rounds more than other teams so they often try to trade for a lot of picks in that range.
  16. 2019 7 Round Mock draft

    Man, you damn near nailed it for every position for the Lions. Don't agree with some of the player choices, but for the most part, you hit the positions right on the head. Biggest changes would be Irv Smith round 2, a LB with the 3rd, and then David Long with the 4th.
  17. Raiders suspend their scouting staff?

    100% this. This is an incredibly normal move by the Raiders. The scouts do their job during the season, get all the info for the GM and other execs, they build the board with that info, and the scouts start working on next year before the draft even starts. Most scouts don't even see the big board until after the draft (hell, some of them may never see it)
  18. FINAL! Mock.

    They won't be taking Devin White. He's redundant with Jarrad Davis, they need a LB that can also play on the edge, not a true off-ball LB. They also don't need to address LB in the 1st, they have Christian Jones who can fill the spot for this season if they need him to. A 3rd round pick would be more likely at LB. If Josh Allen were available, that would change things, but he isn't in this mock. Trading down is that they would likely do if the board fell that way. If no trade option were present they would probably take Jonah Williams to play RG to fill one of their two pressing needs, following the trend of spending their first pick on a need at a position that takes 100% of the snaps. TE would be the round 2 pick, another pressing need but at a position that doesn't take 100% of the snaps.
  19. 2019 NFL Draft - Offensive Line

    There aren't very many options on the left side this year. Jonah Williams can play left tackle at a high level. Andre Dillard is overrated like crazy. He'll likely go first round but he won't live up to that. He's going to need time to completely re-work his game, and he should move inside to left guard. Jawaan Taylor didn't look comfortable on the left side when he played there. Cody Ford only played guard on the left side. He did look pretty comfortable in a left tackle stance in some of the combine drills, so perhaps he could find a home at left tackle, although I prefer him on the right side. Kaleb McGary has only played on the right side and I like jump-setters like him to move inside to guard. Greg Little can play on the left side, but he's young and still has some work to do. He's got solid recovery ability though so he has a little bit of a fail-safe there even if he gets beat initially by a defender with better technique. Bobby Evans probably gets moved inside. I don't get the Tytus Howard hype, he didn't dominate a small level, not sure why many expect him to be good in the NFL. Yodny Cajuste is injured and is a developmental guy anyway, also likely to move inside. Chuma Edoga tested really well, could have some upside, haven't watched him much though (also get the impression most like him inside). Mitch Hyatt tested decently but he hasn't improved over a few years and lacks the strength to be a starter. Max Scharping needs a lot of development, could be a player 3-4 years down the line but would likely struggle a lot if he played this year. Martez Ivey isn't very good, living on high school hype at this point. David Edwards isn't very good. Isaiah Prince is a right side guy. Oli Udoh is a right side guy and might get moved inside. Trey Pipkins is an intriguing developmental prospect, could see a team like the Packers drafting him. Paul Adams is a right side guy. Yosuah Nijman is a good athlete but is also like a practice squad guy. So basically, Jonah Williams is the only solid LT. Cody Ford could potentially flip sides. Jawaan Taylor would be a big risk there. Greg Little can play there but needs development. Trey Pipkins is a good developmental option. Chuma Edgoa has some athletic upside. And that's it. Everyone else is either a right side player, a guard, or way too overpriced.
  20. 2019 NFL Draft - Offensive Line

    It would be a risk because I've never seen him play from the left side. The value between LT and RT is pretty equal right now, so I would just keep him on the right side. If a team has brought him in for a workout and ran him through everything from a left tackle stance and liked what they saw, then I could see it happening. My guess is he stays on the right side though.
  21. Pete's Draft Thread: TB OTC; PIT Skipped

    With pick 229 the Detroit Lions select QB/TE Nick Fitzgerald, Mississippi State
  22. Pete's Draft Thread: TB OTC; PIT Skipped

    With pick 224 the Detroit Lions select EDGE Derick Roberson, Sam Houston State @NickChowaniec otc
  23. Pete's Draft Thread: TB OTC; PIT Skipped

    With pick 204 the Lions select WR Juston Christian, Marist
  24. Pete's Draft Thread: TB OTC; PIT Skipped

    With pick 184 the Lions select QB Easton Stick, North Dakota State @EaglesPeteC otc with the Packers, I think