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Old 03.05.2017, 10:29 AM
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Watt - He wasn't the best pure pass rusher available but is a great athlete and should be able to do everything that we ask a pass rusher to do. I don't think he'll come close to putting up the sort of numbers that his brother does but he's strong in run support.

Smith-Schuster - Juju was my highest ranked receiver going into the 2nd round. A big bodied receiver with reliable hands, he could be the next Hines Ward (Seen some good tape of him blocking as well!) If Bryant doesn't get another contract after this year I think that Juju can be a very good receiver opposite #84 for years to come.

Looking at who else was on the board, I'm not sure what other direction we could have gone? Anzalone maybe?

Sutton - Slightly disappointed with this pick as Rasul Douglas was my highest rated corner who I though would have suited us well. Sutton doesn't look like the sort of player we normally go after (change in scheme/philosophy perhaps?) Hes solid in pass coverage but can't tackle and isn't very good against the run. I see him playing exclusively in sub packages on obvious passing downs (whether thats on the outside or nickel) as well as playing special teams.

Connors - This guy is going to be a local legend for years to come. We all know his story but on the field he can be a thumper to wear down defenses & run the clock down as well as short distance yards. Hopefully he gets enough touches to warrant selecting a rb this early (I thought with the addition of Davis we wouldn't go after a rb this early - Reeves-Maybin, Rayshawn Jenkins & Tedric Thompson were all available on the D side of the ball)

Dobbs - I'm not a fan of taking a QB here. I see Dobbs as a replacement for Jones rather than Ben (after giving jones that $4.5m contract although with little guaranteed money). I know he didn't play behind a great line in college but he played in a spread system which obviously favors the qb without them having to think too much. He reminds me a bit of Dennis Dixon coming out of college - not the greatest pocket passer (although Dobbs has a tighter spiral than Dixon) and looks to use their athleticism to move outside of the pocket. Hes going to have a lot to learn as he adapts to the pros (reading defenses etc.) but like any qb ever drafted the odds are against him but if he puts it all together it could work out well.

George Kittle, Jordan Leggett & Jake Butt were all available.

Allen - I like this pick. Obviously a developmental pick but he has the size and speed if he can put it all together. Worth the gamble at this stage of the draft.

Holba - When I came home drunk on saturday night and looked at our draft it took me a couple of minutes to work out what position LS was... Could have probably have snagged him in the 7th or as a UFA and redcar has already listed a few players also available. As un-sexy as this pick is Holba could end up staying on the team a long time.

Adams - I like this pick and think Adams offers good value here. A decent enough pass rusher who can make the team as a backup (nfl.com compares him to Moats who he could end up replacing) The only player we've taken with some character concerns (allegedly)


As redcar mentioned the UDFAs are underwhelming (The Browns signed 1 of my sleepers - Kai Nacua)
Cooper could make the team as OL depth (we only have 3 guards on the roster currently), the small amount of tape I've seen on him looks good but its against lower competition. Hopefully Munch can work his magic.
Orndoff has the potential to displace Johnson for a roster spot. Schuessler has just as much of a chance of turning into a starting qb as Dobbs but getting any sort of reps in camp is going to be a big issue for him, his best bet is the practice squad. Kelsey is a 2 down lb who I don't see as an improvement over anybody on the roster but he could sneak onto the team through special teams.
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To summarize - Overall I think it was a solid draft, I don't see any draft steals here and Holba is the only "reach".
I think 5 of these players can contribute straight away (1st 4 picks & Holba) and the other 3 will struggle to get a helmet (unless Adams or Allen excel in special teams)

As redcar mentioned with Timmons gone if Shazier goes down we're looking weak at ilb (Matakevich?) and overall I don't see any massive improvements on the D.
Juju and Connors should improve the O though so once again we'll be there or there abouts.
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Old 04.05.2017, 09:57 AM
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I think the front page is up to date now (not bothering adding UDFA and reserve/future contracts) if you spot anything that I've missed let me know!

Could probably do with Hunter & Davis not making the team if we are to get any compensatory picks
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Green & Warren both released due to failed physicals.
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