R1 OLB KHALIL MACK
R2 CB JASON VERRETT
R3 CB BRADLEY ROBY
R3 QB JIMMY GAROPPOLO
R4 QB A.J. MCCARRON
I had the chance to take Sammy Watkins but chose to go with needs.
After the combine, I think that Verrett goes off the board before our 2nd round pick. Garoppolo is climbing the board also. Couldn't get Roby either, he moved up the board.
OLB KHALIL MACK (the 2nd best BEAST in the draft behind that Clown)
CB JASON VERRETT (4.37 speed with the quickest feet and fluid movement at CB)
QB JIMMY GAROPPOLO (? with potential)
G CHRIS WATT (Top 5 G on Mayock's board)
DT DANIEL MCCULLERS (Mardy's Warpig)
ILB MAX BULLOUGH
QB JOHNNY MANZIEL TEXAS A&M
Extremely elusive QB who may have a chip on his shoulder for having 3 QBs go before him...not my first choice, but his natural gift of avoiding pressure makes him a better prospect than any other QBs left in this draft, and our need kind of forces the pick IF he's there. And, there are those Fran comparisons! ;)
CB KYLE FULLER VIRGINIA TECH
Good value pick with decent speed and leap, above average anticipation and cover abilities and more than willing in run support. Has experience all over the field, playing CB inside and out, S, LB and special teams (blocks kicks too).
DE JACKSON JEFFCOAT TEXAS
Value pick again, adding some outside speed to spell E.Griffen on passing downs (or move EG inside.)
DT EGO FERGUSON LSU
Big, space eating DT who can move the line vs. run and pass.
CB KEITH MCGILL UTAH
Another value pick on a big, 6'3" CB who can play outside when we slide Fuller to Nickel.
RB JEREMY HILL LSU
Yet another value pick on a big, bruising RB to spell Peterson.
The pundits are all calling this one of the deepest drafts in at least a decade, and we are sitting pretty picking at 8 in every round plus that extra 3rd from the champs. Something like this combined with a couple of good free agent signings, and our team can compete for this division sooner than later.
I'm saying we sign an upgrade FA for LG, and bring in a vet QB who can take a bit of the pressure off of starting a rookie right away. And, that we find a way to resign Griffen to start in Allen's place.
I'm hoping to see a trade device added to this by next season. It would have to be based on a points formula, with "needs" having a value no one will agree on; but it would add a dynamic that is lacking for me.
I keep seeing teams draft players they would not take normally because they don't have any other options; either the team drafts the BPA or the BP who fits their greatest need. It doesn't always lead to a draft pick that makes sense for the team.
I have been playing around with this quite a bit ... and have some trully great drafts ... but here is my latest that I like ...
Round 1: Sammy Watkins, WR
Round 2: Jason Verrett, CB
Round 3: Christian Jones, ILB
Round 3: Jimmy Garoppolo, QB
Round 4: Daquan Jones, DT
Round 5: A.J. McCarron, QB
Round 6: Prince Shembo, OLB
Round 7: Jeoffrey Pagan, DE
I like this one because it gives us a dynamic playmaker in Watkins and provides a few pontential starters on defense in Verett, Jones, Jones and even Shembo. At worst it gives us depth on defense. I think Shembo is going to be a very good player for some team late in the draft. I also think Pagan is going to be a solid NFL player (at least as a No. 3 DE) and to get him in the 7th is a good get.
I also like bringing in TWO young QBs to compete with Ponder/Cassel for next year's gig. If we bring back Cassel and we cannot unload Ponder, obviously this plan shifts to drafting on one of these QBs and using the other pick elsewhere.
I love this plan as well. Double down and figure the chances of one being pretty good go up. I kind of prefer Mettenberger to Garappolo, but I think we'd have to go earlier to get him, and thus would give up a bit of defensive talent in order to do so. McCarron in the 5th could be a steal. While the top end talent at QB is lacking a true sure thing, there are lots of project-with-potential types that should be available later. Combine that availability with our defensive deficiencies, and I'm all for waiting on QB if they're sure there is a difference making defender available instead. The other thing, is that most seem to think next year's QB class is much better...?
Originally Posted by midgensa
While I don't see WR as a need, I do believe it's hard to pass on a special talent, and that is what Watkins seems to be. Got to admit, that would be one hell of a set of weapons with Peterson drawing attention to the line and the combo platter of Watkins, Jennings, Patterson & Rudolf catching passes! Along those same lines, you might consider Evens too...his size, reach, and leaps lead to an enormous catch radius that could work wonders for a slightly off target QB! Of course, I think Watkins provides much of the same, but makes up for that size with a bit better speed and change of direction skill.
I think Verret might very well be the next Winfield, who I noticed in your sig ;) He's got incredible change of direction skills, and great speed and leap. Most importantly, despite his height, he has shown the knack for getting a hand on the ball with 36 batted passes in the past 2 years. Getting him in the 2nd would be sweet!
I'd draft myself in the 7th round and tell the coach to start me or he's fired.
It resets variables and needs every Tuesday; with Mayock's updated ranks, anyone getting different drafts?
First one I did I had a choice between Sammy Watkins and Khalil Mack...
Here is that BPA for the 1st 4 rounds, except for Mettenburger (he was the 3rd player down on the BPA for that round's pick):
WR SAMMY WATKINS
DT TIMMY JERNIGAN
DE CHRIS SMITH
QB ZACH METTENBERGER
DE MARCUS SMITH
Redid it today with the updates. Had Watkins, Mack and Manziel available at No. 8 ...
Round 1: Johnny Manziel, QB
Round 2: Jason Verret, CB
Round 3: Stephon Truitt, DE (steal right here)
Round 3: Jaylen Watkins, CB
Round 4: Morgan Breslin, OLB
Round 5: Lamin Barrow, ILB
Round 6: Adrian Hubbard, OLB
Round 7: Kadeem Edwards, G
I actually love this draft. I think it DRASTICALLY improves our secondary, gives us a QB and I like the triple LB picks. Edwards also should be able to play in a rotation from day one ... and getting that in the seventh round is solid.