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  1. 2019 NFL Draft Early top 250+

    I searched through your originally posts for who you had listed at RB and didn't see David Montgomery or Rodney Anderson. I know Montgomery has scared some due to only 4.44 YPC in the Big 12, but he was an absolute wrecking ball at times. I love Rodney Anderson though and think the kid is silky smooth for a 6'1, 220 lbs. RB. Another big year could land him in the 1st.
  2. 2019 NFL Draft Early top 250+

    The talent is certainly there but he had some major drop issues at times last year, but the kid is absolutely electric. He stood out to me so much watching Woodside last year. With Johnson and Thompson, whoever takes over for Woodside is going to have one of the best duos in the country at WR.
  3. Sam Beal - Supplemental Draft

    Sam Beal will get drafted. The kid is too good not to. Ended up academically ineligible, but because he was short on credits, not due to GPA (unsure exactly how this happens, but the head coach vouched for him). Adonis Alexander might get drafted. Don't be so sure he will. I've heard the kid is a real knucklehead and it was only further proven by being ruled academically ineligible. Alexander flashes at times but has a lot of inconsistencies on tape. Brandon Bryant is hyped up strictly on his rumored athletic testing, but he missed plenty of starts of the last three years and then gets tossed from school for academic reasons. Bryant probably is pretty darn fast, given that he outran Tarvarius Moore in the Mississippi 100 Meter finals when they were high school seniors, but the guy has barely done anything the last two years. He really needed a solid senior campaign, whether at Miss St or somewhere else, to warrant being drafted. I would strongly assume Bryant goes undrafted. A team will sign him, but the odds of a team forfeiting a pick next year to take a safety with 32 tackles last year is low.
  4. 2019 Quarterback Class

    Top 2? Kyler has tons of tools, but he struggled in 2017 and in the Cape Cod League over the summer, and while he improved big time this year, he still strikes out roughly 30% of the time whereas you have a guy like Nick Madrigal who struck out only five times so far this year on 133 AB's (missed some time with injury). If Murray doesn't improve his plate discipline, he is just going to be another Austin Jackson. Not exactly the return you're hoping for at 9th overall..
  5. Sam Beal - Supplemental Draft

    I am unsure why Beal didn't just enter this past draft, as he was a true junior last year, but maybe something in his life and/or at Western Michigan has changed dramatically in the last few months. Really underrated corner though as people chose to focus on Darius Phillips getting roasted by Anthony Johnson. Also, here is what Beal said a few months ago: "I gave it some thought. I did a couple times. But I feel like I should stay in school and get my education," Beal said. "Just my family and people that are close to me, talked to them first and they give me the best advice ... It's all about the senior year. Everybody remembers your senior year - the last go-around. So I'm really looking forward to my senior year and seeing what I can do."
  6. 2019 Quarterback Class

    So, consider me absolutely floored that the A's, or Scott Boras, is letting this go down. The slot value for where Kyler Murray got drafted (which he ended up going 9th off the board after whispers this weekend he could crack top 10) is $4.7 million. Have to wonder if Kyler is cutting a deal with them so the A's can save some money and allow him to play baseball (Murray & Boras' target was reportedly $3 mil).
  7. 2019 NFL Draft Early top 250+

    This seemed like the best place to post this since you mentioned Adonis with a 3rd round grade.
  8. 2019 Quarterback Class

    That's the problem though; they likely won't. If he gets drafted high and refuses to sign, he would be taking a monumental risk to pass up multi-million days as a soon to be 21-year old. If he holds out for another draft class and his play dips at all, baseball is going to basically blacklist the guy. Henson was a unique case. The Yankees, who were in the midst of their wild string of success with the 'Core Four' and flush with money, we're okay with Henson going to college and playing D1 football while only playing pro ball over the summer. They took him out of high school with that contract and more money to come if went only to baseball after he was done playing college football, as he did. Right now, Murray is an attractive prospect because he is still young and toolsy. MLB teams want to get him in their organization now to develop him. He has little to no future in football. The odds of him ever making the kind of money in football he is going to receive strictly off his signing bonus is slim to none. If he gets drafted in the top two rounds, receives a multi-million offer to sign, he HAS to take it. Anybody with half a brain is going to advise of him of that and hopefully he realizes that.
  9. 2019 Quarterback Class

    Playing QB is certainly more exciting than strictly being a minor leaguer, but a minor leaguer with a multi-million signing bonus and then a regular salary on top of that has its perks.
  10. 2019 Quarterback Class

    It's not so much I follow college baseball, but I have worked at the D1 level in baseball as well, I am an MLB fan, and I knew that regular season was coming to an end and MLB Draft talk was picking up so I looked into things and saw Kyler Murray has been great this year and re-cemented himself as a top MLB Draft prospect. Again, I had heard back in when he was a recruit that Kyler does love football, but if it wasn't for the injury that limited to only a DH, he could have possibly been a 1st round pick and never gone to college whatsoever. He was considered the best athlete in that draft class and I imagine he would still be near the top in this year's class. And sure, it makes sense to say "why did he go to Oklahoma to sit" if he wasn't going to play football when looking at it strictly like that. But you're not draft eligible again after high school if you decide to go college until you have been out of high school for at least three years (like in the NFL), so if he was looking with a mindset of baseball in the end anyways, it doesn't really matter where he chose from a football perspective. If anything, sitting was probably for the best because it let him put extra work into baseball (do you think the Sooners coaching staff would have been happy if Murray was their starter and went and played summer baseball as he did? He was afforded that luxury because of Baker being firmly in position to start) and now he is looking at a high draft slot and likely a multi-million signing bonus.
  11. 2019 Quarterback Class

    An update since some people mentioned Kyler Murray; don't anticipate him playing football this year. A month ago he was rated the 37th overall prospect for the MLB Draft on MLB.com and is also 38th in ESPN's rankings He has had a great season for OU baseball, showing huge improvement from a year ago. Garnered first team All-Big 12 honors and despite being a rangy center fielder who weighs under 200 lbs., he has cracked 10 homers this year and also provides a boost on the base paths. He is an exciting prospect in baseball and is a toolsy kid in that regard He reportedly has a "price" for leaving school, but the kid has played so well this year that I imagine a team will take a chance in the 2nd round on him and meet whatever he is asking for. It's interesting to note that he maybe would have never gone to college in the first place if an injury during football season as a senior relegated him to DH only duties in baseball in the spring and hindered his draft stock, that both his dad and uncle played pro baseball, and that he played in the Cape Cod League (the top collegiate summer league) last year after his season with the Sooners baseball team ended instead of either resting for football or diving into football-specific training before camp. Just seems like it all adds up to him being a pro baseball player soon. Murray actually got hurt yesterday as Oklahoma beat top-seeded Texas in the Big 12 tournament but the injury is supposedly minor. If Murray is able to come back and have a strong showing in the NCAA Tournament, he might even crack the late 1st round. All-in-all, don't bet on him playing for Lincoln Riley this year.
  12. Goldfish's Way Too Early Draft Rankings 2018 (Tampa Bay at 1)

    Uh, what?
  13. 2019 NFL Draft Early top 250+

    I think it's funny I saw a few people saying Anderson was the better of the two and he ends up transferring. Good for Anderson though. He does have talent to warrant a draft slot if he can carve out some more playing time. He just has to beat out Shuler Bentley and should have the job.
  14. Goldfish's Way Too Early Draft Rankings 2018 (Tampa Bay at 1)

    You apparently haven't been keeping up with the news much... It was actually known a bit before the draft that the whole St. Brown family is nutcases, essentially. Their dad is the Lavar Ball of the football world. He, a former Mr. Universe, chose his wife for "selective breeding," ESB refuses to play special teams, and also the family doesn't stretch because "cheetahs don't stretch." His production was largely lackluster, but he is a freak athletically and fell in large part due to off-field/mental nutcase.
  15. Goldfish's Way Too Early Draft Rankings 2018 (Tampa Bay at 1)

    I like LVE (ultimately gave him my last 1st round grade), but it was mainly based purely on potential and athleticism. LVE actually has rarely showed good instincts, I thought that was one of his biggest weaknesses. He has cat-like read-and-react abilities which is why he was able to rack up so many tackles, but there is a reason he only had 5.5 TFL this year before the Oregon game and that's because he doesn't instinctively fly around and blow up plays. Only 4.26% of his tackles came behind the LOS before the bowl game, compared to somebody with great instincts like Roquan who over 10% of his tackles came behind the line. However, in Dallas, he has time to learn the game better and hopefully become more instinctual since Sean Lee can rarely last a full season, let alone much longer in general. The Marinelli defense plays to LVE's strengths though, allowing his fluid athleticism and strong experience in a zone scheme (Boise is zone heavy) flourish.