Pick 2.1 Cleveland Browns select WR Michael Thomas The Ohio State University
Definitely an area of need.
Definitely an area of need.
It was nice to see Alexander drop. I'd love to see that happen in the real one. If the Panthers get him and he performs well, that defense is going to be lights out. Still room in the 2nd and 3rd to grab S/DE help as well or maybe an OT. I'm still thinking that they believe in the OL (Williams/Remmers will battle in camp) even with the SB because they played so well all year except that 1 game and Von Miller was ridiculous, no one was blocking him, especially after Cotchery drops it and the officials still don't know what a catch is.Him and the TE from Bama were my other considerations for the Jets pick at 20.
I liked our trade ups last year. DG waited till the dust settled on Day 1/Day 2 and then traded up near the top of Day 2/Day 3 to get the guys he really liked and wanted. I could see them doing it again this year. Hurney had some nice picks (like Norman in the 5th), but his trade ups were universally derided not because of the cost but because he went after players he reached for that did little or nothing and no one liked. He could have waited on most of them.If you have previously acquired multiple additional draft picks to play with, trading some of them to move up is fine.
Other than that, it seems that trading up is a bad move 99.9% of the time.
This would be awesome, but I would be tempted to take Ragland if he is still there at this pick. Move Kendricks to the outside and the LB are set for quite some time!1.23 - Minnesota Vikings - Laquon Treadwell, WR - Ole Miss
Diggs was a find last year and hopefully he can take the next step. Charles Johnson flamed out but that may be injury related. Jarius Wright is a decent role player.
But this would be a massive infusion of talent to the teams weakest corps.
The offensive line should be improved. The defense should be awesome. Let's get some excitement going in US Bank Stadium!
I still haven't seen the word 'nerve' used with Jaylon on this latest test. Rapaport is saying that word is he'll sit 2016, and be ready to go. Twitter is saying, OH NO, but everyone assumed that already.Hmmm..Doesn't sound like either Jack's or Smith's medical rechecks went particularly well.
Did he have the retest yet? I hadn't noticed. I think from the combine that came up on him. I thought Jack's was fine, hence him always being in the top 5 of almost every mock.I still haven't seen the word 'nerve' used with Jaylon on this latest test. Rapaport is saying that word is he'll sit 2016, and be ready to go. Twitter is saying, OH NO, but everyone assumed that already.
Nerve damage implies he can't may not ever come back.
Jerry Jones sprints to the podium on his artificial hips to draft Derrick Henry, RB Alabama
Enormous/violent runner provides an added dimension to an already formidable running game. Jerry predicts Super Bowl and pours a celebratory Johnny Walker Blue
good pick, could possibly go in the first. He was on our very short list as (one of the) BPA but wasn't really a need.2.35 The San Diego Chargers select Ryan Kelly, C Alabama
This selection solidifies a position that has seemed to be in a state of flux since Hardwick started having his injury issues years ago. I view Kelly as a high floor, 10 year NFL player.
Nice pick. Considering the Giants acquired an additional 2 from Indy in a trade back, Smith was in serious consideration at 2.9.The 49er depth chart is terrible, thanks to years of wasted 2nd and 3rd round picks by Balke (who should have been let go instead of Harbaugh, but I digress...).
There is quality 1st round DT talent available, but in our 3-4, our nose is a glorified space eater and I can't justify the investment with so many other holes. WR needs help, but my two top WRs are Torrey Smith clones. Its tempted to take a medical flyer on a LB, but those "first round values" haven't worked out for us real well lately (Lattimore, Brandon Thomas). I think outside of QB (round 1), our weakest area is CB. Its time for an infusion of talent.
The 5 Time Super Bowl Champion San Francisco 49ers select
At the last minute, the Ghost of Bill Walsh floats into the draft room, slaps Balke upside the head, and says "You are going to be the worst team in the league next year. Draft with 2017 in mind". Joe Montana walks in the door, picks up the card, scratches off Artie Burns name, and writes in another Golden Domer.
2.37 LB Jaylon Smith Notre Dame
You realize they moved up from 15 and not, oh, 2 or something?Hell, the Rams should have just come over at 3am and bent over. It would have been more respectable than what the Titans did to them in the trade.
We didn't have QBs as good as Kaepernick and Gabbert, our hands were tied.I don't think LA had a choice. LA fans are the most fickle of any sports town and they need to put a winner on the field sooner rather than later.
I personally love the move, as I think it sets them back years...but that's based off my amateur and probably wrong opinion that Wentz is meh. We'll see...even for a LA hater, its too soon for me to say SOSAR.
No need to apologize, or to assume condescendingly and patronizingly (like me saying you being a hater you can't help hatchet jobs, which I'm not, just comparing your tone and approach, its OK to agree to disagree) I wasn't just breaking down the trade value chart and comparing to the relative scale of the 2012 trade, pointing out going up from 15 to 1 is a lot different than 4 to 2.Sorry Magaw. I know that as a Rams' fan you have to try to justify it to yourself.
No team should ever trade that much unless they KNOW, for a fact, they are getting the next John Elway/Peyton Manning.
Wentz ain't Elway. Wentz ain't Manning.
mass, when I come across as a ****, it's usually just me messin' with people to generate discussion. Though, that probably isn't very obvious on a message board. lolBoard mock drafts are very chill, and very fun. Quit being a #### with every one of your posts.
Cal is not local to LA. I don't think fans are going to react to a kid from Cal the same way they would USC or UCLA. In fact, Cal being NorCal, there might be folks how don't like him for that....just sayinI think that trade was a business decision as much as anything. It gets the team in the news and people in LA something to talk about already. Plus, when they draft the kid from Cal to QB their team they might grab a decent chunk of fans that were mostly college fans. How many PR events and news things do you think Goff and Gurley are going to be at? Goff's first name is going to "The First Overall Pick from the University of California" Fisher and Snead were probably told to make this happen or they're done. And they may as well. Because they'll be the first on the chopping block if this year doesn't result in a playoff appearance.
Ugh. Only had 3 picks before me and 2 of them are 2 guys I wanted. I know it's a mock and I'm picking for a team I don't like but darn it I wanted to do well!2.40 The New York Giants select Cody Whitehair, OG, Kansas St.
I'm very pleased to add the best OG in this draft to the OL. He will push Pugh or Jerry from day 1.
With his combination of functional strength and body control, Whitehair might be one of the safest offensive linemen in the entire draft. He will almost assuredly be bumped inside to guard, but could be considered at center as well. He has the confidence and talent to start right away and his run blocking should improve as he gets more comfortable firing out from a three-point stance. Whitehair has the ability to be a very good starter with a ceiling that could reach the all-pro level.
You're thinking like a rational person who follows football, not a PR/sales/business person. There's probably lots who will think that trade was stupid and a bad move. And that might be a negative.Cal is not local to LA. I don't think fans are going to react to a kid from Cal the same way they would USC or UCLA. In fact, Cal being NorCal, there might be folks how don't like him for that....just sayin