since the Nelson/Leonard draft, but I wonder about the trend of this team. Rivers played terribly last year; if teams can stack the box, and if Taylor isn't getting a lot of targets, I see problems, especially if they aren't in a positive game script. The fact that Taylor has passing game questions.....I mean, top 3 back with passing game questions, that's not good. His profile suggests he could be a freak. Draft capital suggests teams do NOT think he's a generational talent.
4. D'Andre Swift--Can't be mad at 1.04. Just be the Ravens, and let the draft come to you. All-around back, and this is an easy call to me, because my opinion of Kerryon (not great)+Swift draft capital bodes well for his usage. I was never a Kerryon fan, and I like Swift a lot, so just a matter of time, as far as I'm concerned. Swift might have my favorite style/look of all the backs, in terms of what good fantasy producers look like to me. Good in passing game, big enough for goalline, good wiggle., low to the ground. I don't think he's Chubb type special, but I like his landing spot for touches. Some will disagree because of Kerryon, which is understandable.
5. Cam Akers--The top 4 guys played behind, I THINK, top 15 rushing O-lines. Akers played behind one of the worst. What a huge difference that is. They told us all we need to know about Henderson with this pick. Rams had holes to fill, so taking him in the 2nd round says they expect him to impact the team. Rams love running on the goalline, I don't see as much vulturing as Dobbins, Helaire, and Swift. Love his passing game % at FSU (11% I think), I wish we had a better handle on what direction the Rams are headed.
6. Anthony McFarland--YEP! More talented than Vaughn, I'm going talent over situation. I love McFarland's highlights. Love his speed, he looks a lot faster in game than Vaughn to me, and his path to a lot of work is simply a James Connor injury, which is pretty possible. I'm not making a Ronald Jones rookie draft mistake by taking a guy from the same backfield. Waay too many mouths to feed in TB, and I don't know if he will ever be anything more than a committee guy. I'll trade down with a guy who wants Vaughn, and go after McFarland in the early 2nd round. Everyone thinks Connor is gone after this year, I like his outlook.