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Andy Dufresne

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Witness the horror of the '92 Super Bowl Halftime in Minneapolis

29 January 2015 - 09:45 AM

I...don't know what to say except that maybe this is why it took so long to return to the Twin Cities.

Mock Draft #2 - 'Cuz I Got Nothin' To Do @ Work

12 January 2015 - 11:48 AM

1. Tampa Bay - Jameis Winston - QB - Florida State
I don't think they should, but TB will likely overlook the off-field stuff and give into the eye candy on the field.
2. Tennessee - Leonard Williams - DT - Southern California
Early word is that they'll stick with Mettenberger - and why not? Take the BPA instead of the "settle for" QB.
3. Jacksonville - Randy Gregory - DE - Nebraska
Would also like Scherff here but their d-line under performed this year.
4. Oakland - Amari Cooper - WR - Alabama
Carr to Cooper should at least add some excitement to a team that is generously described as "moribund".
5. Washington - Brandon Scherff - OT - Iowa
They have to get tougher and bigger on the line. Drafting this meany should do the trick.
6. NY Jets - Marcus Mariota - QB - Oregon
They have to give up on the tease that is Geno.
7. Chicago - Shane Ray - DE - Missouri
Worst defense in about 100 years (or since Dallas last year, anyway) gets a shot in the arm here.
8. Atlanta - Alvin Dupree - DE - Kentucky
If he performs well at the combine he'll shoot up big time in the draft. Atlanta NEEDS someone to get after the QB.
9. New York Giants - Dante Fowler Jr. - OLB - Florida
The "At Least We Weren't As Bad As Chicago" defense gets a guy that is laying in the weeds in terms of buzz at the DE/OLB position.
10. St. Louis - Trae Waynes - CB - Michigan State
They got a nice surprise in E.J. Gaines but the rest of the corps is meh. Could also use another o-lineman here as Jake Long is done.
11. Minnesota - Shaq Thompson - OLB - Washington
Would like to take a WR, but with the emergence of Charles Johnson that might not be necessary. Greenway is almost out of gas and the depth is average. Hey, he could play some RB too!
12. Cleveland - Kevin White - WR - West Virginia
Might be taken ahead of Cooper when all is said and done.
13. New Orleans - Marcus Peters - CB - Washington
The window is slamming shut so they have to take the risk that comes with the potentially top-10 talent.
14. Miami - Vic Beasley - OLB - Clemson
Their LB's are not good. Beasley could be used in a lot of combinations.
15. San Francisco - DeVante Parker - WR - Louisville
If/when they lose Crabtree the WR necessity is a screaming one.
16. Houston - Eddie Goldman - DT - Florida State
If Louis Nix can come back from injury and play well, this addition could vault the Texans' defense into the elite category.
17. San Diego - P.J. Williams - CB - Florida State
Defensive backfield struggles will continue until they get some upgrades. Why not start sooner rather than later?
18. Kansas City - Ronnie Stanley - OT - Notre Dame
Could go much higher than this but would definitely solidify a line for an offense that is predicated on running the ball.
19. Cleveland (from Buffalo) - Danny Shelton - DT - Washington
Terrible, awful, no-good defense needs this type of big body.
20. Philadelphia - Landon Collins - SS - Alabama
I don't know where he'll end up. There's some red flags with his play. But this would be a nice get for this average defense.
21. Cincinnati - Andrus Peat - OT - Stanford
Questions along the Bengals' line in terms of talent and contracts. Could use a pass rusher here, but not keen on what's left they try go get their offense up to snuff.
22. Pittsburgh - Malcom Brown - DT - Texas
Retirements and poor play force this hand.
23. Detroit - Michael Bennett - DT - Ohio State
Mass exodus of talent forces this hand. They can't keep both Suh and Fairley. Well they CAN, but it would mess their cap space up, IMO.
24. Arizona - Jaelen Strong - WR - Arizona State
Even if Fitzgerald doesn't leave, they need to re-stock. A young trio of Strong/Brown/Floyd would look nice.
25. Carolina - Ereck Flowers - OT - Miami (Fla.)
As expected, o-line play was their downfall later in the season (once the defense got on track).
26. Baltimore - T.J. Clemmings - OT - Pittsburgh
His versatility will help out.
27. Dallas - Arik Armstead - DE - Oregon
Another versatile player that can move around depending on situation.
28. Denver - Denzel Perryman - ILB - Miami (Fla.)
They were continually killed up the middle in the playoff game.
29. Indianapolis - La'el Collins - OT - LSU
Need to protect that Luck investment. Collins can play either inside or out.
30. Green Bay - Eric Kendricks - ILB - UCLA
A bit undersized, but a tackling machine that will fill the need they didn't fix when they passed on Borland last year.
31. New England - Sammie Coates - WR - Auburn
Did anyone notice? Their WRs were nearly invisible this year.
32. Seattle - Cedric Ogbuehi - OT - Texas A&M Melvin Gordon - RB - Wisconsin
He'll have to play on the right side, which is why he slides here. But he'd be a big upgrade for this weak spot on the 'Hawks' line.
Round 2
1. Tennessee - Ty Sambrailo - OT - Colorado State
2. Tampa Bay - Cameron Erving - C - Florida State
3. Oakland - Todd Gurley - RB - Georgia
4. Jacksonville - Tevin Coleman - RB - Indiana
5. NY Jets - Ifo Ekpre-Olomu - CB - Oregon
6. Washington - Devin Funchess - WR - Michigan
7. Chicago - Lorenzo Mauldin - OLB - Louisville
8. New York Giants - Hauoli Kikaha - OLB - Washington
9. St. Louis - Josue Matias - OG - Florida State
10. Atlanta - Maxx Williams - TE - Minnesota
11. Minnesota - Kevin Johnson - CB - Wake Forest

12. Cleveland - Benardrick McKinney - ILB - Mississippi State
13. New Orleans - Owamagbe Odighizuwa - DE - UCLA
14. San Francisco - Dorial Green-Beckham - WR - Oklahoma
15. Miami - Ty Montgomery - WR - Stanford
16. San Diego - Jake Fisher - OT - Oregon
17. Kansas City - Devin Smith - WR - Ohio St
18. Buffalo - Paul Dawson - OLB - TCU
19. Houston - Brett Hundley - QB - UCLA
20. Philadelphia - Alex Carter - CB - Stanford
21. Cincinnati - Danielle Hunter - DE - LSU
22. Detroit - Jay Ajayi - RB - Boise State
23. Arizona - T.J. Yeldon - RB - Alabama
24. Pittsburgh - Cody Prewitt - FS - Ole Miss
25. Carolina - Josh Harper - WR - Fresno State
26. Baltimore - Nelson Agholor - WR - Southern California
27. Indianapolis - Nate Orchard - DE - Utah
28. Dallas - Duke Johnson - RB - Miami
29. Denver - Jeremiah Poutasi - OT - Utah
30. Green Bay - DeForest Buckner - DE - Oregon
31. New England - Ameer Abdullah - RB - Nebraska
32. Seattle - Jordan Phillips - DT - Oklahoma

All things 2015 NFL draft - post it if you've got it

05 January 2015 - 09:45 AM

Underclassmen staying/going (as of 1/5)


Shaq Thompson and Andrus Peat are IN.

2014 NFL Draft do-over: whatcha got?

15 December 2014 - 08:44 AM

1. Texans - Teddy Bridgewater
2. Rams - Mike Evans
3. Jags - Blake Bortles
4. Browns - Derek Carr
5. Raiders - Odell Beckham, Jr.
6. Atlanta - Khalil Mack
7. Buccaneers - Jadeveon Clowney
8. Buffalo - Sammy Watkins
9. Vikings - Anthony Barr
10. Lions - Kyle Fuller
11. Titans - C. J. Mosley
12. Giants - Jake Matthews
13. Rams - Greg Robinson
14. Bears - Aaron Donald 
15. Steelers - Ryan Shazier
16. Cowboys - Zack Martin
17. Ravens - Taylor Lewan
18. Jets - Brandin Cooks
19. Dolphins - Ja'Wuan James
20. Saints - Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
21. Packers - Chris Borland
22. Browns - Davante Adams
23. Chiefs - Kelvin Benjamin
24. Benglas - Jason Verrett
25. Chargers - Darqueze Dennard
26. Eagles - Bradley Roby
27. Cardinals - Jeremy Hill
28. Panthers - Joel Bitonio
29. Patriots - Jarvis Landry
30. 49ers - John Brown
31. Broncos - Jack Mewhort
32. Seahawks - Jordan Matthews

First swing mock draft - just to talk team needs and incoming talent

17 November 2014 - 11:51 AM

Like every year, I'm just learning who is who in terms of the potential incoming talent. To be honest, I don't watch much college football. 


It's also a good time for homers to start talking about what they hope their teams do in the offseason.


So chime in, experts...who doesn't belong? Where should teams go from here? 



1. Oakland Raiders 
Leonard Williams DT Southern California
Amari Cooper WR Alabama 
2. Jacksonville Jaguars 
Randy Gregory DE Nebraska
Brandon Scherff OT Iowa 
3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 
Marcus Mariota QB Oregon 
Shane Ray DE Missouri
4. New York Jets 
Jameis Winston QB Florida State
Amari Cooper WR Alabama 
5. Tennessee Titans 
Shane Ray DE Missouri
Trae Waynes CB Michigan State
6. Washington Redskins 
Amari Cooper WR Alabama 
Vic Beasley OLB Clemson
7. New York Giants 
Dante Fowler Jr. DE Florida  
Brandon Scherff OT Iowa 
8. Carolina Panthers 
Brandon Scherff OT Iowa 
Trae Waynes CB Michigan State
9. St. Louis Rams 
Trae Waynes CB Michigan State
Kevin White WR West Virginia 
10. New Orleans Saints 
Andrus Peat OT Stanford 
Vic Beasley OLB Clemson
11. Minnesota Vikings 
La'el Collins OT LSU 
Kevin White WR West Virginia 
12. Chicago Bears 
Landon Collins SS Alabama
Shilique Calhoun DE Michigan State
13. Atlanta Falcons 
Vic Beasley OLB Clemson
P.J. Williams CB Florida State
14. Houston Texans 
P.J. Williams CB Florida State
Kevin White WR West Virginia 
15. Cleveland (from Buffalo Bills) 
Kevin White WR West Virginia 
Danny Shelton DT Washington
16. Seattle Seahawks 
Melvin Gordon RB Wisconsin
Jaelen Strong WR Arizona State 
17. San Francisco 49ers 
Danny Shelton DT Washington
Jaelen Strong WR Arizona State 
18. San Diego Chargers 
Shilique Calhoun DE Michigan State
Marcus Peters CB Washington 
19. Pittsburgh Steelers 
Marcus Peters CB Washington 
Eddie Goldman DT Florida State 
20. Miami Dolphins 
Shaq Thompson OLB Washington 
Benardrick McKinney ILB/OLB Mississippi State 
21. Indianapolis Colts 
Benardrick McKinney*, ILB/OLB, Mississippi State 
Todd Gurley RB Georgia
22. Cleveland Browns 
Eddie Goldman DT Florida State 
Shawn Oakman DE Baylor   
23. Baltimore Ravens 
Shawn Oakman DE Baylor   
Spencer Drango OT Baylor 
24. Cincinnati Bengals 
Ifo Ekpre-Olomu CB Oregon
Alvin Dupree DE Kentucky
25. Philadelphia Eagles 
Gerod Holliman FS Louisville 
Denzel Perryman ILB Miami (Fla.)
26. Kansas City Chiefs 
Jaelen Strong WR Arizona State 
Spencer Drango OT Baylor  
27. Green Bay Packers 
Denzel Perryman ILB Miami (Fla.)
Devin Funchess WR 5 Michigan
28. Detroit Lions 
Todd Gurley RB Georgia
Cedric Ogbuehi OT Texas A&M 
29. Denver Broncos 
Spencer Drango OT Baylor  
Devin Funchess WR 5 Michigan
30. Dallas Cowboys 
Connor Cook QB Michigan St
Alvin Dupree DE Kentucky
31. New England Patriots 
DeVante Parker WR Louisville 
A.J. Cann OG South Carolina
32. Arizona Cardinals 
Cedric Ogbuehi OT Texas A&M 
Alvin Dupree DE Kentucky