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St. Louis Stallions - Expansion Mock (Starting in 2021)


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Okay. Have a lot of moves to cover:


HB: Duke Johnson, Kerrith Whyte (PS), Javon Leake

WR: Isaiah Ford, Jonathan Adams

TE: Isaac Nauta, Dylan Cantrell, Matt Bushman (PS), Jacob Hollister

OL: Aviante Collins, Will Clapp, Prince Tega Wanogho, Darryl Williams (PS), Drew Himmelman (PS)

DL: Joe Gaziano, Ryan Glasgow (retired), Naz Jones, Darius Stills (PS)

ILB: Evan Weaver, Christian Rozeboom (PS)

OLB: Shareef Miller, Jachai Polite

CB: Shakur Brown (PS), Donte Deayon (PS), Davontae Harris, Bryce Thompson (IR)

S: Paris Ford

STs: James Smith (PS), Ryan Langan, Carson Tinker, Johnny Townsend, Brett Maher, Kaare Vedvik


LS Jake McQuaide

HB Wayne Gallman

WR Jeff Cotton


TE Christopher Herndon (Cards 4th and our supplemental 7th for Herndon and the Jets 6th)

P Corey Bojorquez (our 2023 6th for Bojorquez and the Rams 2023 7th)

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Final 53 - Depth Chart

QB: Zach Wilson - Gardner Minshew
HB: Kenny Gainwell - Jaret Patterson - Phillip Lindsay - Wayne Gallman
XWR: Amon-Ra St. Brown - Jeff Cotton
ZWR: John Brown
SLWR: James Proche - Cade Johnson
TE: Tommy Tremble - Josh Oliver - Christopher Herndon
LT: Orlando Brown Jr. - Kaleb McGary - Jaylon Moore
LG: Charles Leno - Kaleb McGary - Quinn Meinerz - Jaylon Moore
C : Corey Linsley - Quinn Meinerz - Drake Jackson
RG: Matt Feiler - Kaleb McGary - Quinn Meinerz - Jaylon Moore
RT: Rob Havenstein - Kaleb McGary - Jaylon Moore

DE: Akiem Hicks - Charles Omenihu - Forrest Merrill
NT: Malcom Brown - Carlos Davis - Forrest Merrill
DE: Quinton Jefferson - Maurice Hurst - Forrest Merrill
OLB: Frank Clark - Jaylon Ferguson - Ifeadi Odenigbo
ILB: Alex Anzalone - Dorian O'Daniel
ILB: Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah - Oren Burks - Curtis Robinson
OLB: Chandler Jones - Jaylon Ferguson - Quincy Roche
CB: Kendall Fuller - Donte Deayon
CB: Troy Hill - DeAndre Baker
CB: Elijah Molden 
FS: Anthony Harris - Geno Stone - Ar'Darius Washington
SS: John Johnson III - Shaun Wade - Ar'Darius Washington

K: Evan McPherson
P: Corey Bojorquez
LS: Jake McQuaide
KR: Kenny Gainwell
PR: James Proche

NFI: LB Dylan Moses

IR: LB Shaun Dion Hamilton - DB Bryce Thompson - DL Khalen Saunders - CB Isaiah Oliver - WR Will Fuller - WR Elijah Moore

Practice Squad

QB Brett Rypien

HB Kerrith Whyte

WR J.J. Koski

WR Willie Snead

TE Matt Bushman

OL Darryl Williams

OL Drew Himmelman

DL Eric Banks

DL Darius Stills 

ILB Christian Rozeboom

OLB Justin Lawler

CB Lavert Hill

CB Shakur Brown

S Troy Warner

K Elliott Fry

P James Smith

2022 Draft Picks

2022 1st

2022 2nd

2022 2nd (Jaguars)

2022 3rd

2022 3rd (Supplemental)

2022 3rd (Jaguars)

2022 4th

2022 4th (Supplemental)

2022 5th

2022 6th

2022 6th (Jets)

2022 6th (Supplemental)

2022 6th (Final Pick in the Round)

2022 7th

2022 7th (Final Pick in the Draft)

2023 Draft Transactions

Swapped our 6th for the Rams 7th

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We're trading for DL Charles Omenihu and considering signing WR DeSean Jackson.

EDIT: We're trading the Ravens 6th for Omenihu. We decided not to sign DeSean. Roster moves to follow in the next post.

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IR: LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, CB Isaiah Oliver, DL Carlos Davis, WR Will Fuller

Sign: WR Cade Johnson, CB Donte Deayon, LB Curtis Robinson

PS: K Elliott Fry, CB Lavert Hill, WR Willie Snead

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Interesting year for the Stallions. Some good, some bad. My verdict is that I think we're picking #1 overall. Going into the final week, I had the Jaguars above us and us roughly on par with the Lions, but those two teams winning I think would vault them past us. Here are my general takes on the roster:

Offense - It's hard to figure out this unit. The OL is legitimately one of the best in the NFL. There isn't a single liability, and there is an argument that every single starter is a top 10 player at his position. Beyond the OL, it's a total mess. Zach Wilson struggled mightily as a rookie. Gainwell and Patterson showed some flashes, but neither proved they could be a #1 HB. The WR corps might have been a good group if Will Fuller and Elijah Moore had stayed healthy, but they didn't. Without those two, it was arguably the worst in the NFL. The good news is that Amon-Ra St. Brown had 51 catches for 560 yards and 5 TDs over his final 6 games. Elijah Moore was similarly impressive with 34 catches for 459 yards and 5 TDs over his final 6 games (before going on IR). Those two are building blocks at the position. James Proche seems like a solid #4 WR as well. The Tight End group is just like the HB and WR group. Nobody in it proved they could be a #1 TE. 

As great as the OL is, I don't think we could overcome the injuries, talent deficiencies at skill positions, and the bad QB play. I think the offense is one of the worst in the NFL. The good news is that there is promise. It'll all come down to Zach Wilson progressing and our ability to add to the skill talent on the team.

Defense - On paper, this actually looks like a solid unit. The problem is that so many of the key pieces were either injured at various points in the year or had down years. With our depth not being great, the injuries would cause problems. On the DL, it's actually a solid group. And we're helped by Malcom Brown and Quinton Jefferson starting all 17 games. Problem is that Akiem Hicks was the lynchpin of the unit and missed half of the season. Brown had a down year, and Jefferson is only a solid player. Moving to the LB corps, Frank Clark had a down year. JOK is a future stud, but he missed time with injuries. Anzalone is not very good. But Chandler Jones had himself a nice year. Finally, we get to the secondary. John Johnson and Anthony Harris missed a handful of games. Harris had a down year, but he was still an above average starter. Johnson remained a very good starter when healthy. Kendall Fuller had a down year compared to his usual level of play. Elijah Molden struggled early but managed to play good football down the stretch. Troy Hill is an average starter and missed a few games. Isaiah Oliver got off to a nice starter, but suffered a season-ending injury early in the year.

It's hard to evaluate this unit because it feels to me like the individual pieces would be better than the sum of the parts due to the injuries and key guys having down years. With Staley's scheme taking time to break in and so many guys missing time at random points in the season, I'm thinking the defense was very inconsistent and likely finished near the bottom of the league overall. There's promise here, but the offensive woes likely didn't help this unit either.

Special Teams - Mostly good news here. McPherson had a good rookie year and looks like a promising kicker moving forward. Bojorquez is a solid punter with a huge leg. The return game should have been solid but uninspiring.

While I can certainly see scenarios where this team finished with four or five wins, I am going to say they finished with two wins. I think it's hard to overcome the lack of skill talent, terrible QB play, and inconsistent defense. That's why I'm concluding that I have the #1 pick. The good news is that Brandon Staley is a promising coach, and a number of our rookies had promising years. We just need Zach Wilson to progress into the quality starter I believe he can be. Otherwise, we'll be looking for a QB again next year.

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Depth Chart - Heading Into the Offseason

QB: Zach Wilson - Gardner Minshew - Jack Coan
HB: Breece Hall - Kenny Gainwell - Kennedy Brooks - Jaret Patterson
XWR: Amari Cooper - Reggie Roberson - Jeff Cotton
ZWR: Elijah Moore - Cade Johnson
SLWR: Amon-Ra St. Brown - James Proche
TE: Hayden Hurst - Tommy Tremble - Cade Otton - Josh Oliver
LT: Orlando Brown Jr. (Franchised) - Zach Tom - Jaylon Moore - Dare Rosenthal
LG: Matt Feiler - Quinn Meinerz - Zach Tom
C : Corey Linsley - Quinn Meinerz - Zach Tom
RG: Shaq Mason - Quinn Meinerz - Jaylon Moore
RT: Rob Havenstein - Kaleb McGary - Jaylon Moore - Dare Rosenthal

DE: Sebastian Joseph-Day - Charles Omenihu - Jaylon Ferguson
NT: Travis Jones - Khalen Saunders - Forrest Merrill
DE: Bilal Nichols - Matthew Butler - Carlos Davis
OLB: Frank Clark - Lorenzo Carter - Quincy Roche - Christopher Allen
ILB: Nakobe Dean - JoJo Domann - Dylan Moses
ILB: Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah - Jack Sanborn - Curtis Robinson
OLB: Aidan HutchinsonLorenzo Carter - Quincy Roche - Christopher Allen
CB: Kendall Fuller - Vincent Gray  - Zyon Gilbert
CB: Troy Hill - Tariq Woolen
CB: Marcus Jones - Bryce Thompson - Shakur Brown
FS: Elijah Molden - Geno Stone - Ar'Darius Washington
SS: John Johnson III - Shaun Wade - Juanyeh Thomas

K: Evan McPherson
P: James Smith - Ryan Wright
LS: Cal Adomitis
KR: Marcus Jones
PR: Marcus Jones

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Updated 2022 Draft Picks

Round 1 Pick #1 - Aidan Hutchinson OLB Michigan

Round 2 Pick #1 - Breece Hall HB Iowa State

Round 2 Pick #21 - Nakobe Dean ILB Georgia

Round 2 Pick #27 - Cade Otton TE Washington

Round 2 Pick #28 - Travis Jones DT Connecticut

Round 3 Pick #2 - Marcus Jones CB/RS Houston

Round 3 Pick #17 - Tariq Woolen CB UTSA

Round 4 Pick #1 - Matthew Butler DL Tennessee

Round 4 Pick #17 - Zach Tom OL Wake Forest

Round 6 Pick #11 - JoJo Domann ILB Nebraska

Round 6 Pick #34 - Vincent Gray CB Michigan

Round 6 Pick #42 - Kennedy Brooks HB Oklahoma

Round 7 Pick #1 - Jack Sanborn ILB Wisconsin

Round 7 Pick #17 - Ryan Wright P Tulane

Round 7 Pick #42 - Jack Coan QB Notre Dame

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With free agency around the corner, here are my top targets:

1. DL Akiem Hicks (resign)

2. DL Sebastian Joseph-Day - MATCH LAC

3. TE O.J. Howard

4. HB D'Ernest Johnson (RFA)

5. OLB Za'Darius Smith

Other players of interest are (in no order):

HB James Conner

HB Melvin Gordon

HB Cordarrelle Patterson

HB Raheem Mostert

HB Rashaad Penny

HB Marlon Mack

HB Sony Michel

HB Chase Edmonds

HB Justin Jackson


TE Will Dissly

TE Tyler Conklin

TE Maxx Williams

TE Mo Alie Cox

TE C.J. Uzomah

TE Robert Tonyan

TE Durham Smythe

TE Hayden Hurst - Match Cincy

TE Gerald Everett

TE Austin Hooper


EDGE Dennis Gardeck

EDGE Kemoko Turay

EDGE Lorenzo Carter - Match Falcons

EDGE Uchenna Nwosu

EDGE Ogbonnia Okoronkwo

EDGE Arden Key

EDGE Derek Barnett

EDGE Charles Harris

EDGE Kyler Fackrell


DL Quinton Jefferson (resign)

DL Eddie Goldman

DL Nathan Shepherd

DL William Gholston

DL Harrison Phillips

DL Derrick Nnadi

DL B.J. Hill

DL Bilal Nichols - Match Raiders

DL Tim Settle

DL Morgan Fox

DL Michael Pierce


ILB Josey Jewell

ILB Jayon Brown

ILB Nick Kwiatkowski

ILB Leighton Vander Esch

ILB Rashaan Evans

ILB Myles Jack

ILB Oren Burks (resign)


S Tarvarius Moore

S Jordan Whitehead


P Johnny Hekker

Rules are that I must exceed any contract of less than $10 million by 10% and more than $10 million by 5%. However, if it is a player my team is resigning, I only have to match the offer. If a free agent resigns with his 2021 squad, I must beat the offer by 25% to land him.

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