Daily Links: Positive thinking




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a57se
a57se

The Walter Football Board doesn't play out as nicely as the others.....

This is my best available.......


#18 Beckham WR

#49 Mosley ILB

#80 Mason RB

#104 Moncrief WR

#115 Fiedorowicz TE

#137 Savage QB

#154 Exum CB

#195 Leonard TE

#209 Lucas OT

#210 Starr LB

#213 Janis WR

#232 Van Der Kamp P


Some value picks in there but the CB's didn't work out for me though I do like Exum.

a57se
a57se

Jets are bringing in Demarcus Lawrence....he is a guy I really like as a replacement for Pace.

Long arms and the size and hands to set the edge and pass rush.....Rex will be salivating!

bonozoffa
bonozoffa

The only thing that's a bigger POS than the Rant article is Mike Florio.

Wilkershakes
Wilkershakes

The rant sports link is not five reasons.  They don't correlate the first two reasons with CJ...What the hell do the Pats have to do with CJ failing?  And while the QB play is important to his success, they used the excuse that the running game will be asked to carry more of the load.  Doesn't that give more a reason for CJ to likely succeed?....not a very good presentation to support their premise.  

lagoo
lagoo

Brendan you have to be loving that Dennard is dropping in everyone's mock draft

Kyle Suta
Kyle Suta

Cimini is wrong about Pryor, he's not just a hitter he can play centerfield too. I doubt that Pryor is a jet since there should be better players available at 18. If Ha-Ha fell to the jets at 18, they would have to take him, no?

williamg1
williamg1

The McManus article wasn't bad. Especially considering she's the least talented beat writer. Cimini was actually right when he tweeted out that negative tweet about her writing. 

williamg1
williamg1

I don't like Florio saying nice things about the Jets. It doesn't feel right. 

jetlife
jetlife

If Ebron fell to 18, and Cooks and Beckham are still available...I say Ebron. Anyone feel differently? My argument is there should still be a good WR available in the 2nd, while TEs drop off pretty quick if Amaro or ASJ are gone.

Pat d
Pat d

57

Mosley in round 2 isn't going to happen

Hazard2012
Hazard2012

@a57se  


Know the feeling.   There's usually one position that you can't address the way you want.   For me it alternates between the CB and ILB.    That's what happened in the mock I listed below a while ago...just couldn't do justice to ILB.   


Your picks look a lot like my mocks, so I'd be delighted if we did this well.  Not a fan of Fiedorowicz, though.  He's like this huge wooden soldier, and not a play-maker.     Would love to get Mosley...and trying to work a draft where we get both him and Lawrence!   Ouch!

Lloyd Jay Reife
Lloyd Jay Reife

@a57se  

Half the time, interested teams see these desired players go before the teams are on the clock.   The saving grace is after the first few picks, the chances of a crap shoot  emerge in the draft.   I am not underestimating researching a player, it makes it all the more important.

Hazard2012
Hazard2012

@a57se  


Lawrence could be an absolute beast on the edge!   He and Attaochu are probably my top two choices for replacing Pace....unless of course we get Mack...chuckle chuckle...or Barr.   


a57se
a57se

@Wilkershakes  

Look at all the people they got to read it.....I haven't read it because the whole premise is ridiculous.

a57se
a57se

@lagoo  

Not if it means the guy just isn't that good.

jdb4
jdb4

@Kyle Suta  

He's very wrong about Pryor.  Pryor can play the Big Nickel role and cover in the slot.  

I've been saying it since Louisville's proday when everyone made a big deal about Idzik being there to "see" Bridgewater."  He was there to see Pryor but the press was too thick to recognize that. 

Pat d
Pat d

Depends if Lee is still on there at 18.

a57se
a57se

@jetlife  

A top WR is more valuable then a top TE, I'd take Beckham.

williamg1
williamg1

@jetlife  Ebron + any WR we get in the 2nd, and I will be lactating in ecstasy. 

marc55
marc55

@jetlife I agree with taking him over Cooks or Beckham.  Are there any defensive players you would take over Ebron though?


a57se
a57se

@Hazard2012 @a57se 

Fiedorowicz is your inline guy....something we do not have on the roster...AC Leonard is your move TE.

Hazard2012
Hazard2012

@a57se  


Success in getting both Mosley and Lawrence.  


18- ILB Mosley

49- WR Moncrief

80-OLB Lawrence

104-CB McGill

115-RB Hill

137-TE Fiedorowicz (all the other TE's long gone)

154-OG Thomas (ACL and all)

195-OLB Pierre-Louis

209-ILB George

210-Van Der Kamp

213-WR Hoffman

233-OT Patchan


Not in love with some of the second half, but really like the top five.

Hazard2012
Hazard2012

@a57se  


Lawrence redux...


Just finished a mock on Fanspeak that included him:


18 - CB Justin Gilbert

49 - OLB Demarcus Lawrence

80 - TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins

104 - WR Donte Moncrief

115 - G Dakota Dozier

137 - RB Lache Seastrunk

154 - S Telvin Smith

195 - QB Tom Savage

209 - CB Louchiez Purifoy

210 - S Dez Southward

213 - DT Deandre Coleman

233 - WR TJ Jones


a57se
a57se

@Hazard2012 @a57se 

I am not sold on Barr....he is a lot further away from being a player from what I've seen.

Wilkershakes
Wilkershakes

@a57se @Wilkershakes   I hadn't read any of the comments below at the time.  Funny responses though.  I apparently should've taken a dump on it to join the rest.  

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se Aren't you the guy who says mock drafts are meaningless all the time? 

lagoo
lagoo

I could see gilbert dropping I don't see anyone picks 1-17 that's highest priority is a cb lions maybe but they got rid of there fs and haven't tried to replace him

lagoo
lagoo

Ebron=Keller

Monty
Monty

@a57se @jetlifewith the defenslesss receiver rule being called more and more I agree. Speed receivers who used to be afraid to go over the middle are being given carte blanche..guys like beckham or cooks might become overpowered in todays NFL


...Ebron.doesn not look like vernon davis to me in his game footage. I think I take beckham or coooks over ebron as well.

Pat d
Pat d

Depends if Lee is still there at 18.

No need for a disclaimer 57. LOL

marc55
marc55

@a57se @jetlifeThe better player, whoever that is, is more valuable.  Ebron is more of a matchup headache, so I would rather take him.

jetlife
jetlife

@williamg1 Your choice of words, i.e. "lactating" is giving me disturbing thoughts.

Pat d
Pat d

Mosley at 18 is more realistic. But Moncrief in the 2nd, yikes.

lagoo
lagoo

Lol I don't see all the hype watching his tape I might be wrong though

Monty
Monty

@jdb4 @marc55@Kyle Sutathis guy looks good sure tackler and good in coverage.. and he stuffed his nose into a pile to  force the run inside. 

  I dont think we can go wrong when Rex drafts defensive players. 



a57se
a57se

@jdb4 @a57se 

I understand what you were looking at but that just isn't going to happen in the NFL. That pass was so bad that it would have hit the other Louisville CB in the Butt had it not been picked......it was not close to the WR.

The 'speed' you see Pryor get the ball at is simply because of a bad play by the QB. Nothing to write home about there.

jdb4
jdb4

@a57se @jdb4 

It was a terrible decision. (Shocking Nova...)  The throw was strong even though it was telegraphed.

It was the fact that Pryor had the speed to change direction and make a play on the ball.

a57se
a57se

@jdb4

That was just a terrible throw......not sure I'd read too much into that.

Pryor was following the QB all the way, which is his job but the QB is an idiot for not realizing it and throwing it where Pryor could get it.......just a terrible play by the Rutgers QB.

This is the toughest thing about evaluating College players. You are trying to determine how good they may end up in the NFL but a lot of the times the guys they are playing against are just really sub=par.

a57se
a57se

@Pat d  

Haha....I'd take a shot on Lee over Ebron as well as long as his knee checked out.

williamg1
williamg1

@jetlife @williamg1 @marc55  If we picked Dennard at 18, I'd be fine. But if the Jets pick him over OBJ or Cooks, I have a feeling this place will explode.

jetlife
jetlife

@williamg1 @marc55 Yes Mack for sure, but he likely could go top 10, maybe even top 5. Dennard at 18 is tempting too.