It's that time of year again. The "Who Are Your Guys?" list where you express your love for a player and your name will always be attached to him.
You know the rules. No Day One-projected guys.
QB Brett Rypien (Boise State) - I think he's going to be a starter in the NFL down the line. The only thing he really lacks is arm strength (and he's a bit smaller than you'd like), but he compensates in so many other ways, including smarts and accuracy.
WR Antoine Wesley (Texas Tech) - first saw him when he outperformed Houston CB Isaiah Johnson. Not really sure what the knock is with him. He's very thin, but it's not like he can't bulk up. His hands, length and speed make me believe he will be a quality #2 in the NFL. He also excelled with a shoddy QB situation at TTU, so once he gets a stable QB, he'll be fine.
WR Shawn Poindexter (Arizona) - first saw him against UCLA where he scored two TDs with shitty QB play. Excellent size, excellent leaper, a TD machine. Reminds me of Mike Evans. He'll be a third-day pick at best, but it wouldn't surprise me if he made an impact sooner rather than later.
TE Dawson Knox (Ole Miss) - there are a few TEs I really like: Kahale Warring of San Diego State (even though he's Klaatu's guy), Josh Oliver of San Jose State, Foster Moreau of LSU, Zach Gentry of Michigan, but if I had to choose one guy, it would be Dawson Knox. He simply didn't get enough looks as a receiver. I mean Ta'amu had the Nasty Wideouts, so he didn't look much in Knox's direction. He has good size, excellent speed, very athletic, decent hands and he's a very good blocker.
OL Dalton Risner (Kansas State) - he can play all five positions and play them well.
OT William Sweet (North Carolina) - high upside pick here. He has the size, length and feet that teams drool for. Excellent character. Smart guy.
DL Renell Wren (Arizona State) - first noticed him against Michigan State. He was CONSTANTLY in the backfield. His stats don't reflect it, but he gets pressure and disrupts the interior of the line. He continued to impress me during Senior Bowl week. He has the size, strength, athleticism and tenacity to be wreck havoc on the interior of a line.
DL Anthony Nelson (Iowa) - 6'7, 270 lbs with arms like vines, excellent athleticism and a relentless motor to boot. And he was productive. What's not to love?
EDGE Malik Carney (North Carolina) - didn't test so well, but 6 sacks in 8 games.
EDGE Christian Miller (Alabama) - if only he could stay healthy. His main issue is durability, but when he's on the field, he gets to the QB. Just excellent athleticism, bend and sneaky strength to overcome OTs and get into the backfield.
LB Bobby Okereke (Stanford)/Germaine Pratt (NC State) - you know how we've always had problems covering TEs? Well, if we get either one of these two guys, that problem will be solved. These two guys have the speed and athleticism to cover both TEs and RBs out of the backfield. Both are speedy guys with great length.
LB Drew Lewis (Colorado) - he may go undrafted, but I don't know why. He pressures the QB, he drops back into coverage, he has sideline-to-sideline speed. He has the intelligence and instincts to be a starting MLB/ILB in the NFL.
S Marquise Blair (Utah) - hard-hitting, rangy athletic S with a "take no prisoners" attitude. He'll either knock your socks off or intercept you.
reading a lot about going potentially mid round 1
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| reading a lot about going potentially mid round 1
I've only seen a couple of mocks with him going in the first, but most of mocks I see have him going on Day 2.
But if I broke my own rule...fuck. Ha. Guess we'll see next week.
QB - Drew Lock
WR - Parris Campbell
TE - Foster Moreau
OT - Tytus Howard, Trey Pipkins
G - Cody Ford, Michael Deiter
C - Lamont Gaillard
I just read the no day one guys rule
I think his ceiling is Larry Fitzgerald. This man will be a top 5 receiver in the league someday.
1) Irv Smith TE Alabama
2) Ross Pierschbacher Alabama
3) Chase Winovich DE/LB Michigan
4) Riley Ridley WR Georgia
5) Connor McGovern OL Penn State
6) Oshane Ximines DE/OLB Old Dominion
7) Jalen Hurd WR Baylor
8) Dennis Daley OT South Carolina
9) Will Grier QB W. Virginia
10)Bobby Evans OT Oklahoma
fast. He kind of has a way of getting separation and catching the ball. He's going to make some gm look very good for picking him at the end of day 2 or day 3.
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Jay on the Island said:
| I just read the no day one guys rule
Especially since you love Tyree Jackson. Fershame
of Anthony Nelson from Iowa ,he would be great value in round 4
QB: I'd go Rypien as well.
RB: I really think David Montgomery is the best RB in the draft. Love his after contact balance. Takes aggressive paths during the carry in a way that reminds me of Christian McCarffery (they are not similar in other ways). Very well rounded back who is good at everything.
WR: JJ Arcega-Whiteside. Shorter version of Mike Evans, but long armed and strong. Plays with swagger and intensity. An absolute beast at putting CBs on his back and posting them up.
TE: Drew Sample: Primarily a blocker but a great one.
T: Oli Udoh. I think in time he will be a very good starting RT.
G: Phil Haynes. Extremely strong. Excellent run blocker. Adequate in pass pro.
C: Lamont Galliard. Not a bad athlete. Slightly undersized. But will fight to the death. Warrior who will be a good backup interior lineman.
DT: Greg Gaines. Should have a long career as a run stuffing DT who will also get a couple of sacks per year. Jim Burt type.
DE: John Cominsky. Big nasty, well proportioned, high effort DE who is similar to Zach Allen (a major compliment).
LB: David Long. Not all that different from Devin Bush.
LB2: Emeke Egbule. Not sure why he isn't thought of as a top 50 player. Big, strong, fast LB who is violent in his hitting ability.
S: Will Harris. BC secondary guys seem to always be well schooled and have the perfect mentality.
CB: Iman Marshall. Stud CB with size, 5* pedigree. If picked in RD4 as projected, its 60 picks too late.
1-McSorley: Think he is just a good football player, may wind up a slot receiver or safety, but will help the team
2-D. Sills: Redzone target, smooth in routes
3-D. Wise: NFL bloodlines, can play multiple positions on the front
4-Oli Udoh: Can play guard or tackle, hog mollie
5-Jordan Brailford: Explosive first step, gets in the backfield
Criteria being players I saw play live.
QB: Ryan Finley, Will Grier
WR: Andy Isabella, Kelvin Harmon, Terry McLaurin, EHall
TE: Irv Smith
RB: Miles Sanders
OL: Erik McCoy
DL: Ben Bonagu
LB: Mack Wilson
S : Juan Thornhill
C : David Long, Isiah Johnson
...so we've got Barkley... who's the other guy? Is he in this draft?
CB Isaiah Johnson
CB Amani Oruwariye
LB Khalil Hodge
WR Emmanuel Hall
EDGE LJ Collier
S Darnell Savage
TE Foster Moreau
Primarily because I'm a UC Davis alum, but also because
-I don't think I've seen his name mentioned anywhere, and I want to be right about a player seemingly no one else was even aware of for once in my life
-He really honestly does remind me a bit of Keenan Allen.
QB - Jarrett Stidham Auburn
CB - Lonnie Johnson Kentucky
CB - Julian Love ND
DL - Jerry Tillery ND
Both hurt during their last year
Andrew Van Ginkel: transfer who basically shone every time he played healthy. I believe he has a very high upside. I'd love to see him as our SSLB Check out his play in the Badger Orange Bowl victory after Miami.
Olive Sagapolu: very athletic big (wide man) -- good second line NT etc
Trysten Hill DT UCF
Joejuan Williams CB Vandy
Sam Mustipher C Notre Dame
Taylor Rapp S Washington
Blake Cashman LB Minnesota
Emmanuel Hall WR Mizzou
Maxx Crosby EDGE Easter Michigan
Khalen Saunders DT Western Illinois
2nd Round- Risner/Boykin
3rd/4th Round- Finley/Saunders
4th/5th Round- Trey Pipkins/Darius Slayton
As one of the biggest Will Grier supporters. I love his confidence, moxie, ball placement, play in big games, i think the noodle arm comments make no sense.
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| reading a lot about going potentially mid round 1
Risner at #17 would be nice, possibly.
OT Bobby Jones
WR Mecole Hardman
WR Hunter Renfro
OT Tytus Howard
William Sweet could turn out to be the Bobby Hart of Right Tackles.
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| William Sweet could turn out to be the Bobby Hart of Right Tackles.
One can only hope.
players that I think can help this team:
1. K. McGary, OT
2. H. Butler, WR (still projected as late 2nd by G. Brandt)
3. R. Ridley, WR
4. D. Risner, OT
5. R. Armstead, RB (this guy really reminds me of A. Bradshaw & could be RB#3 on day 1)
1. J. Ferguson, ER (1st round talent, big-time value in 2nd)
2. J. Thornhill, S (This guy has CB talent, could be good FS)
3. D. Long, CB
4. T. Mullen, CB
5. W. Harris, S
WR Jamal Custis... red zone target, 4.5 speed, big hands
DT Chris Slayton.... Performed well at E-W Shrine game and Combine
Eric Dungey.... Rewrote almost every SU QB record for passing and rushing. Linebacker mentality maybe not the best for his long term survival.
OT Koda Martin... Coach Dino Babers Son in Law... Dunno.... at least one coach's SIL worked out pretty good for the Giants in the past.