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  1. What should be the new name of the Washington NFL team?

    The Washington Memorials what the hell. What kinda morbid team name is that. I mean I suppose it kinda fits...
  2. What should be the new name of the Washington NFL team?

    Man these names are hilariously bad
  3. Patriots fined and docked draft pick for sideline filming incident

    Should have given us the benefit of the doubt, we've earned it surely.
  4. Bears not picking up fifth-year option on QB Mitch Trubisky

    Arif Hasan does a consensus big board of the top media prospect rankings each year. More recently it's behind a paywall on The Athletic, but you can see 2017's for free here:- Deshaun Watson is the top rated QB at 22, Trubisky is at 23 and Mahomes is at 30. Mahomes was a very later 'riser' in that process if memory serves me. https://zonecoverage.com/2017/featured/the-2017-consensus-big-board-complete-300-player-rankings/
  5. Bears not picking up fifth-year option on QB Mitch Trubisky

    Quite interesting looking at mock drafts from 2017 now. In Daniel Jeremiah's final version, he doesn't even have the Bears taking a QB at 3 - but Trubisky is the first thrower off the board at 12, Mahomes then at 13 and Watson goes at 27. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000802161/article/jeremiah-mock-draft-50-trubisky-mahomes-go-backtoback Lance Zierlein similarly doesn't have the Bears taking a QB at 3 - Trubisky is again matched the Browns at 12, Mahomes is at 25 and Watson at 32 http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000802628/article/zierlein-mock-draft-50-mahomes-taken-ahead-of-watson Bucky Brooks doesn't have the Bears taking a QB either and is the only person who has Watson coming off the board first to the Jets at 6, Mahomes at 13 and Trubisky at 17. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000799204/article/bucky-brooks-mock-draft-40-four-qbs-joe-mixon-in-round-1
  6. Bears not picking up fifth-year option on QB Mitch Trubisky

    How does Pace still have a job?
  7. Goldfish's Way Too Early Draft Rankings 2020 (All up)

    Ah....
  8. Goldfish's Way Too Early Draft Rankings 2020 (All up)

    Why is it a flex?
  9. Goldfish's Way Too Early Draft Rankings 2020 (All up)

    Ah okay. Well it's not that I don't like what the Saints did in the draft. It's just such a tiny class and this exercise for me is about ranking those in a way which is hard for them to fare well with that approach.
  10. Goldfish's Way Too Early Draft Rankings 2020 (All up)

    Probably being dense, but I dont know who the 'our' here is referring to.
  11. Goldfish's Way Too Early Draft Rankings 2020 (All up)

    Thanks man
  12. Goldfish's Way Too Early Draft Rankings 2020 (All up)

    1. Denver Broncos This Class In One Sentence: What happened to Elway and why is he good at his job now? Pre-Draft Needs WR, OL, CB, DL Selections 1. 15. Jerry Jeudy | WR | Alabama 2. 46. K. J. Hamler | WR | Penn State 3. 77. Michael Ojemudia | CB | Iowa 3. 83. Lloyd Cushenberry | C | LSU 3. 95. McTelvin Agim | DT | Arkansas 4. 118. Albert Okwuegbunam | TE | Missouri 5. 178. Justin Strnad | LB | Wake Forest 6. 181. Netane Muti | G | Fresno State 7. 252. Tyrie Cleveland | WR | Florida 7. 254. Derrek Tuszka | DE | North Dakota State Picks Heading In 1. 15. 2. 46. 3. 77. 3. 83. 3. 95. 4. 118. 5. 178. 6. 181. 7. 252. 7. 254. Favorite Pick Netane Muti – I know he’s had a litany of non-connecting injuries at Fresno State, but getting him in the 6th is still fantastic value. He would have been a top-tier interior prospect in this class, if it wasn’t for a spate of unrelated injuries at Fresno. When he did hit the field, he played with rarely matched strength inside and bulldozed interior defenders for fun. Most Questionable Pick Some won’t like the Hamler pick at 46, but I really like it given the general theme Denver were going for. Overview What a difference a year makes. People were calling for Elway to lose his job not that long ago (which always felt unlikely), but some promising performances from their 2nd round quarterback last season followed by a very handsome looking free agent class and now a sparkling draft class, things are looking a lot rosier in the garden. GM of the Year could be on the cards for this turnaround. Obviously that's all if they can transform that re-built roster into on-field success and there’s good reason to think they are a credible threat in the AFC West again. Things got off to an explosive start with the Jeudy pick at 15. Denver had been linked closely to Ruggs throughout the process, but Jeudy is more than a decent compromise here and people seem to have forgotten just how good he is. He has rare quickness in out of breaks and phenomenal route speed. He’s devastating on quick slants with his ability to find space as a runner and prolific at finding the end-zone which is an underrated skill for a receiver. Hamler in the 2nd was slightly indulgent, but when your team needs explosive weapons to compete in the AFC West, then why not go all out. Hamler is only 20 years old and has some immediate growth to do, but he’s got ridiculous lateral agility and acceleration. He reaches top speed in no time at all and is a blur with the ball in his hands. His hands have been a concern and clearly that needs to improve, but he has the tools to change the way a defense operates. Denver were set-up well with the picks to have a good day two and they took advantage of that. Michael Ojemudia kicked things off at 78 and he was probably in a third tier of corner in this class. He ticks both size and speed boxes, but needs a little technique work. But he does have excellent ball-skills, which is too often overlooked. I really liked the Lloyd Cushenberry selection, who could have gone much earlier than at 83. Beloved at LSU, where he was a real leader of that offensive line. Competitive and powerful enough inside, he should find work early at center or guard. McTelvin Agim is a former five-star recruit and whilst he didn’t live up to that tag at Arkansas, he had a good week at the Senior Bowl where he showcased a bit of burst to go with good size and length on the interior. He needs to work on his run defense to become a full-time contributor, but could really add something as a third-down interior rusher. Albert Okwuegbunam caught a lot of attention at the Combine with the fast forty time and whilst you don’t always see that speed on tape, you do see some impressive flashes of athleticism as a pass catcher. He’s still raw right now, but he’s a nice developmental project to work in. I also really liked the move to select Justin Strnad in the 5th round who really seemed to come on at the end of the season, doing his best work in space and he compliments the harder-edged skill set on the roster currently. Tyrie Cleveland is yet another athletic specimen whose production didn’t match the profile in Florida. He's returned kicks and was an ace gunner on special teams there and that might be his way onto the active roster in the first instance. The pass-rusher Derrek Tuszka was very productive at a lower competition level, but has a very transferable athletic profile for the NFL – so could be one to hang onto and see if he develops. I have a feeling there's something with him that's quite interesting.
  13. Goldfish's Way Too Early Draft Rankings 2020 (All up)

    2. Baltimore Ravens This Class In One Sentence: They are just boringly good at this Pre-Draft Needs LB, EDGE, OL, WR Selections 1. 28. Patrick Queen | LB | LSU 2. 55. J. K. Dobbins | RB | Ohio State 3. 71. Justin Madubuike | DT | Texas A&M 3. 92. Devin Duvernay | WR | Texas 3. 98. Malik Harrison | ILB | Ohio State 3. 106. Tyre Phillips | G | Mississippi State 4. 143. Ben Bredeson | G | Michigan 5. 170. Broderick Washington | DT | Texas Tech 6. 201. James Proche | WR | SMU 7. 219. Geno Stone | SS | Iowa Picks Heading In 1. 28. 2. 47. 2. 60. 3. 92. 3. 106. 4. 129. 4. 143. 5. 157. 7. 225. Favorite Pick Geno Stone – I know it’s extremely weird to pick a 7th round pick as a favorite in a class I really like, because not a lot of those guys get to hang around. But I saw Stone late on and I just think he’s a really good player. At 5’10, he’s obviously not the biggest or the most physically gifted, but he’s so physical and relentless it’s hard to not notice him back there. He’s really smart too and that high playing IQ covers up a lot of his deficiencies elsewhere. Most Questionable Pick The Ravens were expected to invest in edge help at some point in the draft with Judon coming back on the franchise tag and other options being maybes to break through. They do have a more explosive front this year and have added a couple of good second-level blitzers, so I wouldn't be too downhearted about their prospects in generating pressure with one of the best DCs in the biz. Overview It’s weird how over the years that the Patriots have got the reputation for hoovering up all the good players at the end of each round, when in fact the Ravens have been better at that for years now. They’ve done it again here, amassing another haul of talent and showing the league how you replenish a roster through the draft even though most of the league will pay absolutely no attention. That started at pick 28, with Patrick Queen at off-ball linebacker which was 100% not a focus or need of this football team according to Ravens fans. Queen has rare closing speed and explodes into gaps to shut down runners before plays can develop. He’s got easy movements in space which indicates he could match up regularly on tight ends if needed. JK Dobbins at 55 wasn’t the running back matched to the Ravens particularly often in the draft process. This pick feels like DeCosta trusting his scouting department's evaluations and at that spot he was the only one of the big five still left on the board and he's a decent fit for what Roman likes his backs to do. Dobbins is an easy accelerator and beats opponents to the edge with his burst. He runs with patience with vision and has good hands and can operate as a receiver. Justin Madubuike is definitely more of a Ravens pick and has an exciting blend of speed of power in his arsenal. His motor isn’t always on, but could be a rotational player in an exciting Ravens defensive line next year. Devin Duvernay and Malik Harrison rounded out a really intriguing day two where the Ravens had a number of selections. Duvernay does his best work as a vertical receiver from the slot, he’s kind of linear but will give the Ravens more options down the field and he’s an excellent ball tracker. Harrison is an old-school thumper at 6’3 and close to 250 pounds and generates a real pop on contact. I can imagine him being a nice compliment to the more finesse game of Queen’s. Tyre Phillips in the 3rd was okay and the Ravens don’t tend to make bad decisions with draft picks on offensive line picks. He’s an enormous guy at 330 pounds and over 35 inch arms and strong as an ox. He just lacks fundamental movement skills, which might show up more on other teams than in Baltimore. He does some versatility to play guard or tackle, which I suppose is something the team needed. Ben Bredeson I liked quite a bit, he's kind of the anti Tyre Phillips - doesn't have archetypal length, but he is smart and technical. I would not be surprised to see him starting soon. Broderick Washington was a little off my radar, I know he played in a weird alignment at Texas Tech – almost on the edge at over 300 pounds. He’s probably one to groom for the future. James Proche in the 6th just has exceptional ball skills, has so many highlight reel plays. A smaller receiver without wow measurables or athleticism, but he’s a technician who probably needs that to be that at an exceptional level to find a starting role in the NFL.
  14. Goldfish's Way Too Early Draft Rankings 2020 (All up)

    I smell a thread coming, can't wait to hear more
  15. Goldfish's Way Too Early Draft Rankings 2020 (All up)

    3. Dallas Cowboys This Class In One Sentence: They should stick Jerry on a yacht more often Pre-Draft Needs CB, EDGE, S, C, WR Selections 17. CeeDee Lamb | WR | Oklahoma 51. Trevon Diggs | CB | Alabama 82. Neville Gallimore | DT | Oklahoma 123. Reggie Robinson | CB | Tulsa 146. Tyler Biadasz | C | Wisconsin 179. Bradlee Anae | DE | Utah 231. Ben DiNucci | QB | James Madison Picks Heading In 1. 17. 2. 51. 3. 82. 4. 123. 5. 164. 5. 179. 7. 231. Favorite Pick CeeDee Lamb – We were all wondering whether Dallas would fluff the moment, but did absolutely the right thing and took a top tier blue goose value pick when he landed their way. Lamb has incredible ball skills when airborne, he’s a natural receiver who wins at the catch point which is a transitional skill for the NFL. He isn’t a burner, but surprising and sudden in his movements and shakes off defenders at the top of routes. Most Questionable Pick If you’re going to be picky, perhaps the pick at edge could have come earlier - but they couldn’t have done much more to improve this team. Overview When the coverage started we were all laughing at Jerry alone on his yacht. We chuckled at the thought of him going rogue and making Jerry picks and now the only ones laughing are Cowboys fans at all of us. Perhaps they were showing him last year's draft on that boat and didn't actually have any idea what was happening. Still what a great draft, like a simulator gone wrong with selections on good players who kept falling into their laps. There aren’t going to be many depth charts at receiver that will look as good as Cooper, Lamb and Gallup will next year. It’s a bit same-same with the skill-set, but all three are excellent players and will be tough to stop. Diggs at 51, went about where I thought he should and therefore this feels like a good selection. The Cowboys need help at corner, he can give them that but he’s still growing into that position. He needs a good position coach at the next level, but the ceiling remains high with his size and potential to become dynamic turnover threat. Gallimore in the third round is a nice surprise too, he has some natural linear explosion out of his stance with some unexpected twitch for a guy his size. He’s a little deliberate and telegraphed in his movements (e.g. spin move), but he's a big-time effort player and gives it his all from snap to snap. Reggie Robinson from Tulsa was the next-tier sleeper corner I would mock for teams who needed help there. He’s lengthy and athletic, like Diggs and comes into the league with a decently high ceiling to grow into, like Diggs too. I like the move for Biadasz in the 4th round, if not for the injuries he would be a much higher selection. He has real power at the point of contact where he showcases some of that old-fashioned strength. He’s also a high IQ and high-effort player who plays with a relentlessness. Dallas might have to redshirt him for a year, but have other options to fill Frederick's center spot in 2020. It’s a good landing spot with him when you look at players who have gone to the Cowboys and blossomed after their serious injuries. That only leaves Bradley Anae and Ben DiNucci, who I did not know existed before the draft. Anae feels like good value in the 6th, even if he’s not an obvious scheme fit. He’s exceptional with his hands and showcased that at the Senior Bowl, but he lacks obvious explosive gifts. DiNucci was a Pitt transfer to James Maddison and put up good numbers there including a nation-leading completion percentage (70.6%), perhaps he can be a developmental project.
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