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2 minutes ago, scar988 said:

Do you have a list of all of your super stars, stars and X Factors?

 

I am going to start listing all of their playercards before the season. So after the draft I will. I may also sticky them in the OP. 

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OLB MARQUISE "THE SHERRIFF" SHERWOOD #52
87 OVR
SPEED RUSHER 25 YEARS OLD
NOTRE DAME PICKED 2021 1.9
ABILITIES
REACH ELITE CAN APPLY PRESSURE FROM A GREATER
DISTANCE
EDGE THREAT FASTER, MORE DOMINANT PASS RUSH MOVES
ON THE EDGE

 

DE DEVIN CHILDS #92
77 OVR
POWER RUSHER 26 YEARS OLD
NORTH CAROLINA PICKED 2022 4.27
ABILITIES
UNDER PRESSURE CAN APPLY PRESSURE TO QB FROM A
GREATER DISTANCE
? UNLOCKS AT 85

Marquise Sherwood should now turn in to that dominant edge threat that I have needed. I am now super happy that I signed him to that big extension. 

Childs now, unfortunately, may have priced himself out. I have some big free agents upcoming - CB Taylor Friedman and FS James Randall are both entering their 4th years. I will have to consider using the 5th year option on them. Childs is also entering his 4th year. I also have two OL going into their 4th years, LG and C, and I hate paying IOL. 

This will likely bump OL up to a big need this upcoming draft. I need to add another corner as well. Safety too to replace Enrique Collins who will be leaving. And I only have 1 1st and 1 2nd this year. This is where it gets fun

The Sherriff is about to be a beast.

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Super Bowl 59 is between the New England Patriots and the Washington Football Team. Gross.

2024 NFL AWARDS
MVP
QB PATRICK MAHOMES CHIEFS 99 4962 YDS 38 TD 11 INT 105.0 QBR
QB RUSSELL WILSON SEAHAWKS 90 4245 YDS 42 TD 13 INT 106.8 QBR
QB SHANE TOBIN COLTS 78 4340 YDS 39 TD 14 INT 103.2 QBR
AFC NFC
OPOY OPOY
QB PATRICK MAHOMES CHIEFS QB CARSON WENTZ EAGLES
QB JOSH ALLEN BILLS QB RUSSELL WILSON SEAHAWKS
QB PAUL MCKINLEY BRONCOS QB RODD JANSEN SAINTS
DPOY DPOY
LB RASHAAN EVANS TITANS LB DEVIN WHITE BUCS
LB DEVIN BUSH STEELERS DE KHALIL MACK BEARS
LB JAYON BROWN PATRIOTS LB COLE HOLCOMB FOOTBALL TEAM
OROY OROY
QB BRIAN WHITFIELD STEELERS QB BRANDON CLANCY BUCS
WR CORDELL BALL PATRIOTS QB BRYCE CLANCY GIANTS
HB CORY WHARTON RAIDERS QB VINCENT GUTIERREZ FOOTBALL TEAM
DROY DROY
MLB ALONZO WATKINS BRONCOS OLB CARLOS HOPKINS FALCONS
FS ORLANDO THOMPKINS BROWNS CB WALTER COOKS PACKERS
CB TRAVIS FOSTER COLTS CB PAUL BAILEY FALCONS

I decided to eliminate the positional awards, honestly who cares. 

Mahomes won MVP at 8-8. McGee wasn't even in the top 10 which is strange but whatever. 

2024 NFL LEADERS
PASSING
TEAM PLAYER PASS YDS PASS TDS INT COMP % QBR
CHIEFS PATRICK MAHOMES 4,962 38 11 65% 105.0
PATRIOTS BAKER MAYFIELD 4,831 35 16 65% 98.4
FALCONS OLIVER MCGEE 4,487 34 11 66% 101.2
RAVENS LAMAR JACKSON 4,411 38 11 69% 111.6
BRONCOS PAUL MCKINLEY 4,372 29 3 63% 101.8
RUSHING
TEAM PLAYER ATT RUSH YDS YPC TD GP
BENGALS JOE MIXON 254 1,442 5.7 8 16
COWBOYS ZEKE ELLIOTT 252 1,428 5.7 14 16
CARDINALS MARLON MACK 299 1,208 4.0 5 16
GIANTS SAQUON BARKLEY 225 1,201 5.3 13 15
PANTHERS C MCCAFFREY 229 1,191 5.2 5 16
RECEIVING
TEAM PLAYER REC REC YDS REC TDS AVG GP
CHIEFS TYREEK HILL 103 1,358 7 13.2 16
LIONS RUSSELL GAGE JR 92 1264 8 13.7 16
SEAHAWKS DK METCALF 84 1,252 13 14.9 16
DOLPHINS JAKOBI MEYERS 76 1,175 8 15.5 16
CHARGERS MIKE WILLIAMS 62 1,163 12 18.8 16
COLTS JULIAN STEVENSON 80 1,150 14 14.4 16
RAVENS MARQUISE BROWN 86 1142 6 13.3 16
BRONCOS JERRY JEUDY 85 1140 4 13.4 16
TITANS AJ BROWN 82 1139 8 13.9 16
49ERS DEEBO SAMUEL 100 1136 8 11.4 16

2024 NFL LEADERS
TACKLES
BUCS DEVIN WHITE MLB 138
VIKINGS ERIC KENDRICKS MLB 120
FOOTBALL TEAM COLE HOLCOMB MLB 119
SACKS
RAMS AARON DONALD DT 14.5
FALCONS DUNCAN MAYS DE 12.5
STEELERS TJ WATT OLB 12.0
INTERCEPTIONS
FALCONS TAYLOR FRIEDMAN CB 5
CARDINALS BYRON MURPHY JR CB 5
DOLPHINS BYRON JONES CB 5

I think the hope here is that McGee will start putting up elite numbers. I hope to add a WR to the room finally with how the draft looks. The defense is going to be amazing this coming year, I think, with Sherwood's progression. I hope with good health we will make a serious run before we have to make business decisions on who we are re-signing. 

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Baker Mayfield and the Patriots have won Super Bowl 59 over the Football Team. Imagine how insufferable Baker Mayfield would be after he won. 

Notable 2024 Retirements

  • QB Cam Newton
  • CB Stephon Gilmore
  • DE Cameron Heyward
  • C Rodney Hudson
  • LT Taylor Lewan
  • C Corey Linsley
  • CB Darius Slay
  • RT Lane Johnson
  • TE Rob Gronkowski
  • OLB Von Miller
  • QB RG3
  • MLB Lavonte David
  • QB Kirk Cousins
  • QB Nick Foles
  • HC John Harbaugh
  • HC Sean Payton
  • HC Mike McCarthy

Holy OL retiring. 3 big name coaches too

2025 Off-Season

2024 RE-SIGNINGS CAP SPACE $109,000,000
 
NAME
OVR
AGE
PLAYER DEMANDS TEAM OFFER
RESULT
YRS TOTAL AAV YRS TOTAL AAV CAP HIT
QB OLIVER MCGEE 88 25 5 $164,000,000 $32,800,000 7 $232,000,000 $33,142,857 $28,500,000 RE-SIGNED
OLB Marq SHERWOOD 83 24 6 $88,000,000 $14,666,667 6 $89,700,000 $14,950,000 $11,400,000 RE-SIGNED
DE DUNCAN MAYS 83 24 3 $46,200,000 $15,400,000 5 $78,300,000 $15,660,000 $12,000,000 RE-SIGNED
WR TRAMON MATLOCK 78 26 3 $11,900,000 $3,966,667 4 $18,600,000 $4,650,000 $3,710,000 RE-SIGNED
S ENRIQUE COLLINS 77 26 3 $9,090,000 $3,030,000 2 $7,600,000 $3,800,000 $3,550,000 DECLINED
OLB Tav BLACKBURN 74 25 4 $9,560,000 $2,390,000     #DIV/0!   NO OFFER
QB JASON LINDSEY 70 27 3 $7,860,000 $2,620,000     #DIV/0!   NO OFFER

Just posting this again. No changes. Enrique I am letting walk, I feel I can adequately replace him in this draft and he is kind of a JAG. Backup QB will be a position I need to take a look at as well. Too bad this QB class is butt.

I kinda meant to tag Enrique Collins but tbh I forgot. Oh well. 

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FALCONS PICKS 2025 FALCONS PICKS 2026
1.21 - 1.06 -
2.21 - 2.00 -
3.06 via Saints 2.00 via Steelers
3.21 - 3.00 -
3.26 via Jets 4.00 -
4.10 via Vikings 5.00 -
4.21 - 6.00 -
4.27 via Packers 7.00 -
5.21 -    
5.24 via Jets    
6.21 -    
7.21      

This kinda sucks having so many mid round picks. I think I might try to package some of these for higher picks next year, like a 2nd next year plus 2 3rds this year for a 1st. My rule of not being able to trade past week 8 will hinder me here. I should have traded some of these picks mid year. That means this is probably a light draft class for me unless I really like the mid round board. 

Team Needs:

Needs for the 2025 draft:

  1. SS
  2. WR
  3. IOL
  4. DL
  5. CB

Corner moves down the needs list with the hit last year. Corner is also a position you need to take early, and I don't have an early pick. Something I might need to push to the future. 

The Falcons have declined the 5th year option for CB Taylor Friedman

The Falcons have declined the 5th year option for FS James Randall

I won't be doing this forever, but I reallyt want to sign these guys this year and have the bonus hit the cap this coming year. I have $110M in cap space. Plus, they are both mid to high 80s, and would liek to sign before they hit the 90s. Depending on what Randall's contract ask looks like, I may be making a mistake declining his, but there's always the tag, and safety tags are reasonable. 

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2025 NFL FREE AGENCY
TEAM
 
NAME
OVR
AGE
YEARS
TOTAL VALUE
PEANUT GALLERY
COMMENTS
               
EAGLES WR DEANDRE HOPKINS 96 33 3 $61,000,000 THEY SIGNED RIDLEY LAST YEAR?
DOLPHINS OT TERRON ARMSTEAD 90 34 1 $17,700,000  
CARDINALS DT FLETCHER COX 90 34 1 $13,700,000  
VIKINGS DE KHALIL MACK 87 34 1 $20,600,000 HUGE 1 YEAR DEALS
BRONCOS DE BEN WATSON 83 25 3 $33,900,000 2021 pick 1.14
BEARS WR JULIAN STEVENSON 80 26 3 $14,800,000 WON 2024 BEST WR

Not a lot of signings. 

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2025 Scouting

2025 DRAFT BOARD
PROJ TALENT   NAME AGE HT WT SCHOOL ARCHTYPE COMBINE GRADE PRIORITY?
1E 1E CB DIONDRE JORDAN 22 5.10 191 OHIO STATE SLOT 6.2  
1E 1E EDGE TY ROBINSON 23 6.03 266 ALABAMA SPD RUSHER 7.4  
1E 1E WR LADARIUS TURNER 23 5.08 190 NOTRE DAME DEEP THREAT 7.0  
1M 1E WR RANDY HEARST 22 6.04 230 TEXAS PHYSICAL 7.7
1M 1E DL LADARIUS BARDEN 22 6.04 318 WISCONSIN PWR RUSHER 7.0
1M 1M WR DANNY MACKLIN 21 6.03 224 WISCONSIN PHYSICAL 7.6
1M 1M EDGE ANTOINE SHARP 21 6.03 271 ALABAMA PWR RUSHER 7.2  
1L 1M WR MONTELL WHEELER 21 6.04 218 FLORIDA PHYSICAL 7.7
1L 1L DT JOSHUA PHILLIPS 21 6.04 300 OKLAHOMA ST RUN STOP 6.6
2M 1M DT MORGAN YANCEY 22 6.03 285 MICHIGAN ST SPD RUSHER 6.7
2M 2E CB MICHAEL MCMILLON 23 5.09 193 OKLAHOMA MAN 6.4  
2M 2M MLB ALEX PRITCHETT 22 6.02 225 OLE MISS FIELD GEN 7.2  
2L 1L OL BRANDON LUCAS 21 6.02 310 CLEMSON POWER 6.7
2L 2E RT AUSTIN RICHARD 23 6.05 311 TEXAS A&M PASS PRO 6.1
2L 2E WR JEREMIAH KEYS 22 6.05 222 CLEMSON PHYSICAL 6.8
3L 1E FS NATE CLINTON 21 6.02 203 FLORIDA RUN SUPPORT 7.3
4M 1L WR THOMAS MEEKINS 23 5.09 183 NEW MEXICO ST DEEP THREAT 6.4  
4L 1M WR CARL BEDELL 22 6.00 198 CLEMSON SLOT 6.7
5L 1M DT TRAMON WINSTON 24 6.06 303 OKLAHOMA RUN STOP 5.7  
6M 4M FS JUAN PHILLIPS 22 6.01 223 TEXAS HYBRID 7.1
6L 4E CB ISAIAH EDWARDS 21 6.01 186 CLEMSON ZONE 6.4
7L 4E OL DREW SILAS 22 6.05 318 WAKE FOREST POWER 5.7
UDFA 2M K GEOFF WHITE 22 5.09 182 STANFORD POWER 1.7 X10

So this class kinda sucks with what I need. I didn't get a ton of mid rounds scouted at positions that weren't on my short list. I added some 1st round players on here that looked really good who I am not even considering. I only have 2 picks in the top 64. I have a load of picks in the mid rounds, but not a lot of options to use them. 

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TRADE
FALCONS RECEIVE TEXANS RECEIVE
- 2026 1st - - TE PIERRE SHERMAN 80 N
-   - -   3.21    
          3.26    

This might not seem like a super balanced trade, but the Texans are projected to have the 28th next year. Pierre Sherman is my TE2 and going into his contract year. He honestly would be like 85 if I actually played him, but I drafted 2 tight ends in 2023 after drafting Sherman in 2022. 80 is still much better than the 70 TE they have now, and is their #1 need. 

I get to offload some of my picks this year that I won't use. 

Using trade value chart, 1.26 is about 700 pts, that is current year, but this is a future 1 from Houston.

3.21 (165)+ 3.26 (140) = 305 means Sherman is worth about 400 pts, or approx a mid 2nd. I think that is fair.

Now, if this ends up being an early or high 1st in 2026, then yes I ripped off the Texans. 

FALCONS PICKS 2025 FALCONS PICKS 2026
1.21 - 1.00 -
2.21 - 1.00 via Texans
3.06 via Saints 2.00 -
4.10 via Vikings 2.00 via Steelers
4.21 - 3.00 -
4.27 via Packers 4.00 -
5.21 - 5.00 -
5.24 via Jets 6.00 -
6.21 - 7.00 -
7.21      

I now have 4 picks in the top 64 next year which is perfect, and will give me some flexibility when I am trying to decide if I am going to be a cheap GM next year with some of these free agents. 

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22 minutes ago, JBURGE said:

 

2025 DRAFT BOARD
PROJ TALENT   NAME AGE HT WT SCHOOL ARCHTYPE COMBINE GRADE PRIORITY?
1E 1E CB DIONDRE JORDAN 22 5.10 191 OHIO STATE SLOT 6.2  
1E 1E EDGE TY ROBINSON 23 6.03 266 ALABAMA SPD RUSHER 7.4  
1E 1E WR LADARIUS TURNER 23 5.08 190 NOTRE DAME DEEP THREAT 7.0  
1M 1E WR RANDY HEARST 22 6.04 230 TEXAS PHYSICAL 7.7
1M 1E DL LADARIUS BARDEN 22 6.04 318 WISCONSIN PWR RUSHER 7.0
1M 1M WR DANNY MACKLIN 21 6.03 224 WISCONSIN PHYSICAL 7.6
1M 1M EDGE ANTOINE SHARP 21 6.03 271 ALABAMA PWR RUSHER 7.2  
1L 1M WR MONTELL WHEELER 21 6.04 218 FLORIDA PHYSICAL 7.7
1L 1L DT JOSHUA PHILLIPS 21 6.04 300 OKLAHOMA ST RUN STOP 6.6
2M 1M DT MORGAN YANCEY 22 6.03 285 MICHIGAN ST SPD RUSHER 6.7
2M 2E CB MICHAEL MCMILLON 23 5.09 193 OKLAHOMA MAN 6.4  
2M 2M MLB ALEX PRITCHETT 22 6.02 225 OLE MISS FIELD GEN 7.2  
2L 1L OL BRANDON LUCAS 21 6.02 310 CLEMSON POWER 6.7
2L 2E RT AUSTIN RICHARD 23 6.05 311 TEXAS A&M PASS PRO 6.1
2L 2E WR JEREMIAH KEYS 22 6.05 222 CLEMSON PHYSICAL 6.8
3L 1E FS NATE CLINTON 21 6.02 203 FLORIDA RUN SUPPORT 7.3
4M 1L WR THOMAS MEEKINS 23 5.09 183 NEW MEXICO ST DEEP THREAT 6.4  
4L 1M WR CARL BEDELL 22 6.00 198 CLEMSON SLOT 6.7
5L 1M DT TRAMON WINSTON 24 6.06 303 OKLAHOMA RUN STOP 5.7  
6M 4M FS JUAN PHILLIPS 22 6.01 223 TEXAS HYBRID 7.1
6L 4E CB ISAIAH EDWARDS 21 6.01 186 CLEMSON ZONE 6.4
7L 4E OL DREW SILAS 22 6.05 318 WAKE FOREST POWER 5.7
UDFA 2M K GEOFF WHITE 22 5.09 182 STANFORD POWER 1.7 X10

So this class kinda sucks with what I need. I didn't get a ton of mid rounds scouted at positions that weren't on my short list. I added some 1st round players on here that looked really good who I am not even considering. I only have 2 picks in the top 64. I have a load of picks in the mid rounds, but not a lot of options to use them. 

Nate Clinton sounds like a SS to me. Run support FS who has 6'2", 205 size... Drafting him and sliding him to SS should be a good fit for you for sure. Especially since he had a great FS combine. Dude could be a Lynch-esque SS. I'd take him in the 2nd if he's there. Also, you can finally get a big replacement for Julio that you haven't really had.

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Ideal first three rounds would be Montell Hearst, Nate Clinton, Brandon Lucas, although I doubt Lucas slides to the third.  I don't think I would risk losing Clinton though.

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1 hour ago, THE DUKE said:

Ideal first three rounds would be Montell Hearst, Nate Clinton, Brandon Lucas, although I doubt Lucas slides to the third.  I don't think I would risk losing Clinton though.

Yup. And even doubling up on S with Juan Phillps later on for depth would be smart.

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5 hours ago, THE DUKE said:

Ideal first three rounds would be Montell Hearst, Nate Clinton, Brandon Lucas, although I doubt Lucas slides to the third.  I don't think I would risk losing Clinton though.

This is essentially the plan... I have 3.6, I just don't think I am willing to risk Clinton not being there, he's a scheme fit at SS and has a really good HWS. I probably take him in the 2nd and miss the OL Lucas. 

I pick 21st, so my only realistic WR shot in the 1st is Wheeler, which is fine. Usually these Physical WRs end up with a lower talent than draft projection, but this class is absolutely stacked at WR. I might double dip and move one of the current ones on my roster. I typically carry 6-7 WRs and will definitely carry 7 this year since I will likely train them next year. 

This will be a pretty boring draft, if Wheeler is there he's the pick, if not I will probably take Joshua Phillips and he will take over at NT. I could also move down to the 2nd and take both Clinton and Lucas, which is probably more likely. I have 1 safety on the roster right now, so as @scar988 said it is likely I double dip with Juan later for depth. He won't be good but he could be hidden based on the strong combine. 

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58 minutes ago, JBURGE said:

This is essentially the plan... I have 3.6, I just don't think I am willing to risk Clinton not being there, he's a scheme fit at SS and has a really good HWS. I probably take him in the 2nd and miss the OL Lucas. 

I pick 21st, so my only realistic WR shot in the 1st is Wheeler, which is fine. Usually these Physical WRs end up with a lower talent than draft projection, but this class is absolutely stacked at WR. I might double dip and move one of the current ones on my roster. I typically carry 6-7 WRs and will definitely carry 7 this year since I will likely train them next year. 

This will be a pretty boring draft, if Wheeler is there he's the pick, if not I will probably take Joshua Phillips and he will take over at NT. I could also move down to the 2nd and take both Clinton and Lucas, which is probably more likely. I have 1 safety on the roster right now, so as @scar988 said it is likely I double dip with Juan later for depth. He won't be good but he could be hidden based on the strong combine. 

Juan is definitely a backup SS mold and ST guy mold. But if he's Hidden, he could be the gem of the class and allow you to have ridiculous safety depth. That or add 10 lbs to him and move him to MIKE.

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