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  1. 2019 NFL Draft V3

    Where in my post did I assert this?
  2. 2019 NFL Draft V3

    Between Williams and Sweat or Burns, I don't think anyone would go with the latter two. Between Williams or Allen, Bosa, or trading back--that's more of a question for me.
  3. 2019 NFL Draft V3

    The interior Dline wasn't poor. I know this because I watched them. I'd describe the interior line play from start to finish as unremarkable, but not incompetent. The main issue I detected against the run was an inability to contain the outside because of poor defensive end and linebacker play. I thought Whitehead, in particular, was completely inept in being aggressive when teams would routinely double the nose tackle. I don't know if it was a coaching issue or Whitehead's lack of ability to read and react but he was consistently slow to the ball. He played a little better toward the end of the year but I hope he's the odd man out if Burfict gets a starting role. I also have some trepidation picking Williams if he falls. Quite simply, the Raiders don't have a need at defensive tackle. Williams is a great player, but I'm typically against drafting over players after a year where the players being drafted over showed a lot of promise. If Williams is there along with Allen and Bosa, I'm probably taking either of the two edge rushers as I like them just as much. Along with the Raiders not having an express need int he interior, quality defensive tackles are a dime a dozen in the draft.
  4. 2019 NFL Draft V3

    PFF is a great place to start evaluating a prospect and their grades have little to do with it. They track a diverse set of data and it helps people understand where and how a player thrived or what his role was in a given scheme. That said, PFF grades or data should not be a conclusion as to why a player is good or bad. In my experience, PFF is not great at identifying a player thriving in the NFL in a role not exactly what they played in college or where the player played a limited amount a college. As much as they love to pitch it otherwise, PFF grades are no different than opinions on how good a player played--no player grade is objective even if PFF uses an objective process to come to a number. They still have to make value judgments. I sometimes will watch their videos on YouTube and it's clear they value their numbers over everything. They'll pose a question and instead of playing a clip, they post a spreadsheet. Also, their draft philosophy does not factor into their grades. For instance, they don't grade corners higher than edge rushers because they value corner higher. It just affects how they organize their mock drafts.
  5. 2019 NFL Draft - Running Backs

    First, my comments on Anderson were based wholly on my evaluation of him. I may end up being wrong, but I watched the cut-ups just like everyone else. Second, I didn't write that Anderson is a plodding RB. I didn't even intimate it. Connor is not a plodding RB either. Connor, to me, is the type of runner who maximizes what's blocked by being decisive and having good vision. I don't view Connor or Anderson are the types of backs who "add a blocker." What I mean by this is I don't think either Connor or Anderson will force a lot of missed tackles, by either breaking a tackle or making a defender miss. To me, that's a big part of what makes a guy a special talent at the position. So, I'd disagree that he's "excellent" in every single area of being a running back. The only area I'd rate him as "excellent" would be his ability to adjust to the ball out of the backfield. My initial comment was in response to @goldfishwars suggesting Anderson was the best back in this class based on talent alone. I still like Anderson as a prospect, I just don't think he's a special talent.
  6. 2019 NFL Draft V3

    Ya’ll rely on PFF way too much.
  7. Raiders sign S Curtis Riley

    Special teams should be good. Although something tells me the writing is on the wall concerning Karl Joseph’s ouster.
  8. 2019 NFL Draft - Running Backs

    I don't quite see it with Anderson as a runner. I don't think he's particularly quick or easily lateral. He does have some breakaway speed when he gets an alley. I really like him as a pass-catcher, though. Oklahoma does a great job getting their runningbacks receiver-ready. My comp for him is James Connor. On talent alone, I put him behind Jacobs, Henderson, and probably Montgomery.
  9. Raiders have signed cornerback Nevin Lawson

    Cornerback play is underestimated in terms of how important it is in today’s NFL. I’d say it’s come to the point that having 3 quality starting cornerbacks is more important than a pass rush, generally. Teams are able to scheme guys open 2-3 seconds from the snap on most plays—nagating the effect of even the best pass rush. I know this forum seems to be okay with Worley, but I’m not. Based on my evaluation of him, he’s not a quality starting corner in the NFL. Same with Lawson.
  10. Raiders have signed cornerback Nevin Lawson

    Still really hope the Raiders prioritize corner in this class. The team only has one starting quality player in Conley and starting slot in Joyner.
  11. 2019 NFL Draft V3

    Ferguson easily for me.
  12. 2019 NFL Draft V3

    NFL.com has the best draft analysis on the web in my opinion.
  13. 2019 NFL Draft V3

    I'm still good with Jacobs at 24. The only reason I'd mind him at 4 is because I'm now fairly certain he'll be available at 24. I'm not insecure in what I see in Jacobs so a so-so 40 time doesn't really sway me.
  14. Mack wasn' traded because of scheme fit. You definitely don't speak for all Raiders fans. In fact, you probably don't speak for most Raiders fans. Allen is an elite prospect to me and many others. He can pretty easily play both with his hand in the ground and standing up as he has the size and strength to play nearer to the line. The distinctions between 4-3 and 3-4 defenses are overblown as teams spend more than half of their snaps in nickel (although I'm happy that the Chiefs apparently don't think the same way). Also, watching the Raiders defense last year, Guenther is just fine letting his ends stand up if he thinks they're better off or its an obvious passing situation. Key often stood up when rushing the passer or playing the run. Key isn't a great player (or a good player based on last year alone), but I think how he was used speaks to Guenther's flexibility when it comes to using edge rushers. I would hate to see the Raiders skip on what I view as an All-Pro talent to a barely Pro-Bowl talent in Ferrell. I wouldn't mind Gary as much, but I have Gary a clear step down from Allen.
  15. Pro Day Results

    Still good with Jacobs going first round. Plenty of very good to great NFL RBs not running fast 40s.
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