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  1. Around the NFL II - Even NFLier

    Yeah. I really loved Bridgewater coming out. I loved his mental processing. I thought the arm strength concerns were a bit overblown because he had made a lot of tight coverage throws and was efficient (I was less right on this front, but it's difficult to know who he baseline was/is due to the injuries at this point). After Bridgewater (and Sam Bradford, who was similiarly slight), I want just a bit more weight on the frame.
  2. Minor Niner News Thread

    I mean, Fangio! Geez.
  3. 2019 Draft Talk (Draft Order in OP)

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000985271/article/how-kentuckys-josh-allen-became-nfl-drafts-fastestrising-prospect Not sure if posted previously.
  4. 2019 Draft Talk (Draft Order in OP)

    Trayvon Mullen balled out last night. It's been hard to evaluate him (for our system) on tape. He plays a lot of cover 2 and cover 4 zones and generally has less responsibility than our corners usually have. But he was a huge part of Venables' takedown of the Alabama offense. Handled cover 3 responsibilities well with a pick as Clemson surprisingly rotated to that coverage. Timed a blitz excellently. He has the size and the frame and the length. And I've felt on looking through his reps that he looks a more fluid athlete than most. It's just going to be hard when we have less reps to go on.
  5. 2019 Draft Talk (Draft Order in OP)

    I think that some reason is his crisp routes at a really solid frame that shouldn't get him hurt. And being a part of a Georgia offense that thinks of throwing the ball as an unfortunate occasional necessity. I'd like to have more reps from him, but the reps he had looked pretty clean. And, as an Auburn fan, he was the only guy that anecdotally gave Carlton Davis problems in our game at Jordan-Hare last year.
  6. 2019 Draft Talk (Draft Order in OP)

    I more or less agree. I have them both at roughly the same tier of receivers - late first or early second. I just like Harry's upside better. I have tape of him doing special things with a football and if his athleticism is functional enough, those special things will continue in the NFL. Metcalf doesn't have much tape aside from uncovering really well against Alabama's press man coverage and catching some bombs. I haven't seen his route running (Harry didn't have much of a route tree in college either, but when they did let him run routes, I thought his hips were pretty darn good for such a big guy and his steps were precise). I haven't seen Metcalf do anything after the catch, run through tackles. He really hasn't done slotty things like sit routes down in zones. He is darn near missing a whole leg of the tape+character+observable physical gifts trio that I prefer to have on prospects. It makes him hard to project and higher variance. I pretty much know that A.J. Brown is going to be a heck of a big slot guy, for instance, and that you're taking a gamble if you want to play him at X or Z. I don't know much at all about Metcalf.
  7. 2019 Draft Talk (Draft Order in OP)

    I would suggest N'Keal Harry for that, personally. But I have a higher opinion of his athleticism than you do. I think he's going to test at an elite level in short area explosiveness drills - his ability to cut pops off tape and is proven by the tackles he breaks (and, heck, Az State used him as a wildcat quarterback and punt returner). Usually the big lumbering types aren't that hard to bring down side-to-side, they just run through you or over you. This is, however, an inexact process and multiple considered opinions can be more accurate than one alone.
  8. Minor Niner News Thread

    I would definitely give yourself and y2 the job over Grigson.
  9. 2019 Draft Talk (Draft Order in OP)

    Honestly, I'm a little confused with Metcalf, too. I saw two quality attributes with him - beating press coverage and vertical speed. Route running, body control, hands, etc. weren't really popping on tape.
  10. 2019 Draft Talk (Draft Order in OP)

    I think the Barr comp is fine. As his floor. The ceiling is higher. Much higher. Khalil Mack higher. Making his own nasty hybrid of Barr and Mack higher. Creating his own mold higher. That player is worth the 2nd overall pick. And even Khalil Mack wasn't Khalil Mack in college. Sometimes you have to project a bit and hope. I think he has more functional strength than the Barr and Lawson comps and is better with his hands and with subtle body control on the rush. Now, am I super trusting of our coaching staff on defense helping him to that ceiling through player development and clever scheming? No. Not really. That's an indictment of our guys on that side. And that's the reason you get Bosa, I think, if he's there. His ceiling and floor is slightly better Joey (including possible muscular injury concerns). Still a player that isn't quite a DPOY guy, but is a key piece you're fine with paying at the top level of a premium position.
  11. 2019 Draft Talk (Draft Order in OP)

    I agree with the lack of a speed-to-power move. He straight up does not use it and he'll need it against the hug technique at the next level. That's the biggest difference between himself and Bosa. Now, can Bosa carry a TE in coverage? Is he as dangerous with a two-way go from a wide 9? No. Both are skilled with their hands. Bosa uses one hand longer than two principles and puts his left arm in your chest. Over and over again. Allen's hands are used to defeat your punch. It looks like just speed sometime, but the sack on the stunt today and several others this season involved him winning the hand fight over the punch instantaneously. Allen is also terrific at little lateral movements during the rush without losing speed, defeating the punch that way by screwing your timing. If you try to punch Allen, Allen is pretty much going to win. Now, if you wait and get wide, you can handle him. And he will need speed to power to defeat that. Not showing it now is a concern, but not a huge one for me, given that he has the body mass and the functional strength. Mack was a speed to power maniac even in college. Didn't win very often on the outside speed move, though. He's added that to his game to defeat punches, and it's made a huge difference in his game.
  12. 2019 Draft Talk (Draft Order in OP)

    And he just came back in, blew by the tackle and added a third sack.
  13. 2019 Draft Talk (Draft Order in OP)

    Well, sort of. Yes, those are his two sacks. And there were the sacks he created for teammates Aldon style by driving inside and forcing a double team. And the blocked field goal. And the edge setting. All of these factors disappeared with his finger sprain and have contributed to Penn State's one real drive of the game.
  14. 2019 Draft Talk (Draft Order in OP)

    Also, they use him to draw the tackles inside. That sack had Allen take up the right side of the line, clearing the way for the corner.
  15. 2019 Draft Talk (Draft Order in OP)

    Yeah, those 16 sacks while also dropping into coverage are pretty dumb.