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  1. Pick #100 is in: LB, Tanner Muse, Clemson

    I hate this line of argument so much. By your logic, you should stop giving your opinion on sports in general because you don't work in the industry and have insufficient information. Just completely defer to the "experts" and don't give any opinions. You should apply this to politics as well as you surely don't have as much experience and information regarding the policies. Nowadays you can watch multiple full games of nearly every player in the draft - pretty much the same as what teams are watching except you don't have the All 22. While we don't have medical or character information, we can certainly watch the players and make informed judgments on their ability. This isn't rocket science. Most people here have watched football their entire lives and know what a good player looks like. Lets stop acting like NFL GMs/scouts have some unobtainable skill or expertise. They whiff all the time and can have bad opinions.
  2. Recapping the first Las Vegas Raiders Draft

    I know the main issues were in 2018 but teams still took him off their boards this year because they were that concerned about him (Dane Brugler said that on a podcast)
  3. Recapping the first Las Vegas Raiders Draft

    I thought that Mayock and Gruden were very focused on bringing in character guys and that's why the Arnette pick really confused me. His biggest question mark was his character, immaturity, and coachability and that combined with his testing were the main reasons he was mocked mid/late Day 2. A lot of teams took him off their boards apparently because he rubbed them the wrong way. On the other hand, Arnette's playing character (toughness, physicality, love of football) was thought to be very high. Maybe we care less about off the field character and instead are focusing on football character? That could explain Antonio Brown as well - great football character but awful off the field.
  4. Draft Grades

    Give me Mack.
  5. Pick #80 is in: RB/WR/QB, Lynn Bowden, Kentucky

    Absolutely not. We need to sign a vet at this point.
  6. Pick #80 is in: RB/WR/QB, Lynn Bowden, Kentucky

    i think he may be limited to a gadget role - wildcat, reverses, screens. He didn't look great as a WR to me and I don't think he profiles as a RB either. His real strength is great vision and feel with the ball in his hands - he simply knows how to find open space. Don't love the picks but he's a really fun, likeable player. Seems to be the theme of this draft for me, really fun players at bad value.
  7. Draft Grades

    Post your own here. Mine is below 1.12: Henry Ruggs, Alabama, WR Grade: C We didn't reach according to consensus but im not personally a big fan. Seems more like a complimentary WR which is a luxury for us when we need a WR1. Especially tough with Jeudy and Lamb both available. However, I trust Gruden as a playcaller and I'm sure he'll use him correctly 1.19: Damon Arnette, Ohio St, CB Grade: D On film he had a second round grade for me but his advanced age (24), lack of athleticism (4.56), and length (7th percentile) knocked him down into the 3rd round for me. On film, he's a good scheme fit as a physical, press man CB but isn't incredibly fluid and the lack of length and recovery speed show. He's also a 1 year wonder which is especially concerning given his age. Pick is especially painful in hindsight after seeing where other CBs went in the draft. 3.80 - Lynn Bowden, Kentucky, ATH Grade: C Don't think he's a clean fit at any one position and he actually looked best as a wildcat QB then WR. He's an incredibly fun, tough player and his best skill is great open field vision and feel. He may not be the fastest or the most polished player but he knows how to find space with the ball in his hands 3.81 - Bryan Edwards, South Carolina, WR Grade: A My favorite pick by far and one of my favorite players in the entire draft - really think he could be our WR1 this year. somewhat overshadowed due to injuries and WR depth, Edwards is a big, dynamic, explosive WR with phenomenal YAC ability, toughness, and physicality. Furthermore, Edwards has been incredibly productive at South Carolina starting with his true freshman season at only 17 years old. Edwards can line up all over the formation and turns into a RB with the ball in his hands. Not just a YAC guy, Edwards flashes fantastic hands and the ability to make incredible circus catches. While he doesn't create consistent separation, his quickness and burst is more than sufficient. https://gph.is/g/EJYbRne https://gph.is/g/a99bdlP https://gph.is/g/EGgb9Ml https://gph.is/g/aRW5N7w 3.100 Tanner Muse, Clemson, LB Grade: D I have a feeling Baccario pounded the table for Muse and Gruden loved him after his interviews. Muse should be a special teams start but I don't see him becoming a valuable part of the defense. He's a 24 year old LB project who was a liability on that Clemson defense. I'm not a fan of spending 3rd round picks on special teams players 4.109 John Simpson, Clemson, OG Grade: B This is exactly where I had Simpson graded and he both fills a need for us and fits our scheme. Simpson is one of the best run blockers in the draft and absolutely drives defenders off the ball with power and strength. He has a huge, powerful base which allows him to anchor down in his pass sets against power rushers. Simpson's issues come with his slow feet and he's going to have some trouble against quicker DL. 4.139 Amik Robertson, Louisiana Tech, NCB Grade: A Good value and an incredibly fun player. He's tiny at 5'8 and thus is likely limited to the slot but he makes up for his small stature with an awesome feistiness and toughness. Watching him go up against 6'6 Collin Johnson was really fun. He is very physical with WRs throughout the route and refuses to back down. Has incredibly quick feet to mirror in man and awesome closing burst. The best part about Robertson's game is his ball skills and he'll come down with INTs where other CBs would merely knock the ball down. My favorite slot CB in the draft.
  8. Pick # 139 is in: CB, Amik Robertson, Louisana Tech

    Yup makes me think that Mayock and his team take over in Day 3.
  9. Pick # 139 is in: CB, Amik Robertson, Louisana Tech

    Day 3 is going to save us again. At this point I’d be down to trade our firsts for 4ths and 5ths
  10. Pick #109 is in: G, John Simpson, Clemson

    Solid pick. Fantastic run blocker with strong hands, powerful legs, and mean demeanor. Slow feet will hurt him against quicker DL.
  11. Pick #100 is in: LB, Tanner Muse, Clemson

    Bad pick. 24 year old project who was a bad college player. Should be an excellent ST but not sure why we're drafting for special teams in round 3 with plenty of good players on the board. Seems like a guy Gruden loved after meeting and Bisaccia pounded the table for.
  12. Pick #81 is in: WR, Bryan Edwards, South Carolina

    My favorite pick BY FAR and one of my favorite players in the entire draft. I had a top 40 grade on him and think he could actually be our #1 WR this year. As Ruggs is better as a complimentary WR to me, Edwards has the profile and talent of a potential WR1. Edwards is another WR that is being somewhat overshadowed due to injuries and WR depth. Like Shenault and Aiyuk, Edwards is another big, dynamic, explosive WR with phenomenal YAC ability, toughness, and physicality. Furthermore, Edwards has been incredibly productive at South Carolina starting with his true freshman season at only 17 years old. Edwards can line up all over the formation and turns into a RB with the ball in his hands. Not just a YAC guy, Edwards flashes fantastic hands and the ability to make incredible circus catches. While he doesn't create consistent separation, his quickness and burst is more than sufficient.
  13. Pick #80 is in: RB/WR/QB, Lynn Bowden, Kentucky

    Don't love the pick - don't think he was a great WR at Kentucky and isn't a clean fit as a RB - but really fun player nonetheless. Easy to root for.
  14. Pick #12 is in: WR Henry Ruggs, Alabama

    That's what Tafur and Anderson are both implying and they're very reliable
  15. Pick #12 is in: WR Henry Ruggs, Alabama

    My translation 1. We were initially discussing OTs (Wirfs probably, maybe re: a trade down with TB?) 2. Then we started discussing & debating WRs 3. People in the draft discussions thought our WR1 was Jeudy but the group began favoring Ruggs while OTC 4. Decided to go with Ruggs - close with Jeudy and we were willing to take a chance on speed
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