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BBI Mock Draft – DISCUSSION Thread

Matt G : 3/28/2021 7:18 pm
We will use this as a discussion thread to keep the picks thread uncluttered. These threads will be used for the duration of the draft.

Once a team is on the clock, they will have two hours to make a selection. If a team goes on the clock after 4pm, their two-hour window will roll over to the next day. For example, if you go on the clock at 4:30pm, you will have until 9:30 am to make a selection. Picks may be made between 6pm and 9am if GMs are online and following the draft thread. The time limit only applies during the 9am to 6pm timeframe. If the two-hour time limit expires, I will make a pick using any list that the GM for the team has sent me in advance (send lists to the email address in my profile) or in the absence of a list, I will use the GBN Big Board with a little discretion so as not make an obvious dumb pick (i.e. Kansas City won’t be taking a QB in the 1st round this year). If a GM misses two consecutive picks without providing a prospect list or making some form of contact with me (email or posting on the draft thread) the spot will be reassigned to one of the BBIers who have expressed an interest to fill the vacancy.

Please utilize the BBI Mock Draft Spreadsheet . The spreadsheet contains the draft order (RD1-7) by team and GM with a fairly comprehensive list of prospects based on the GBN Big Board (as well as several other prospects that did not make the GBN Big Board). I will try to keep the spreadsheet and thread updated as often as possible… Good luck!
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RE: hold  
Matt G : 4/13/2021 11:52 am : link
In comment 15218761 Boatie Warrant said:
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hold.........HOLD!

Needs the gif
UDFA - Green Bay  
ChicagoGiant : 4/13/2021 12:01 pm : link
Quintin Morris, TE, Bowling Green
Drew Himmelman, OT, Illinois State
SAMUEL COOPER, IOL, MERRIMACK - Maine
RACHAD WILDGOOSE JR,.CB, Wisconsin
DONNIE CORLEY, WR, Texas Southern
RE: UDFA - Green Bay  
Mike in NY : 4/13/2021 12:02 pm : link
In comment 15218782 ChicagoGiant said:
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Quintin Morris, TE, Bowling Green
Drew Himmelman, OT, Illinois State
SAMUEL COOPER, IOL, MERRIMACK - Maine
RACHAD WILDGOOSE JR,.CB, Wisconsin
DONNIE CORLEY, WR, Texas Southern


UDFA are only posted in Selection thread AFTER the final pick is made. By the way, Wildgoose was selected already.
Rick in Dallas's pick was #227, not #228.  
Big Blue Blogger : 4/13/2021 12:04 pm : link
Chicago's pick at #228 is Mr. Irrelevant. Rick's mention of pick #228 may have started up the UDFA engines prematurely.
Come on Nakker!  
Chris in Philly : 4/13/2021 12:06 pm : link
!
Anakim  
Boatie Warrant : 4/13/2021 12:07 pm : link
come out and playyay
My bad  
Rick in Dallas : 4/13/2021 12:07 pm : link
sorry GM's
Mongoes being mongoes  
Optimus-NY : 4/13/2021 12:11 pm : link
...
Man - I have a meeting now  
ChicagoGiant : 4/13/2021 12:14 pm : link
I was excited to toss in some fun UDFA...

Well I am on the phone with them
RE: UDFA - Green Bay  
Big Blue Blogger : 4/13/2021 12:18 pm : link
ChicagoGiant said:
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Quintin Morris, TE, Bowling Green
Drew Himmelman, OT, Illinois State
SAMUEL COOPER, IOL, MERRIMACK - Maine
RACHAD WILDGOOSE JR,.CB, Wisconsin
DONNIE CORLEY, WR, Texas Southern

Damn, after we made our junior quality control intern's eight-year-old kid watch all of Merrimack's games, the Packers swipe Cooper from under our noses. His agent played us!
RE: Man - I have a meeting now  
Mike in NY : 4/13/2021 12:19 pm : link
In comment 15218801 ChicagoGiant said:
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I was excited to toss in some fun UDFA...

Well I am on the phone with them


Me too. A couple have promised me that I am their first priority because I called them first and they appreciated that. A few others have not given me similar assurances.
I think the Chargers have a deal with T.J. Slaton.  
Big Blue Blogger : 4/13/2021 12:28 pm : link
Hard to be sure, because his agent keeps yelling into the phone. Sounds like "Show me the bunny!!!" Or something like that.
I gave my guys some coke and Usher dollars to go to da Strip Club with  
Optimus-NY : 4/13/2021 12:29 pm : link
Seems to have worked...
RE: I gave my guys some coke and Usher dollars to go to da Strip Club with  
Big Blue Blogger : 4/13/2021 12:42 pm : link
Optimus-NY said:
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Seems to have worked...
The Dolphins would seem to have an edge in the perks department. Plus the income tax thing.
RE: RE: I gave my guys some coke and Usher dollars to go to da Strip Club with  
Optimus-NY : 4/13/2021 12:44 pm : link
In comment 15218833 Big Blue Blogger said:
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Optimus-NY said:

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Seems to have worked...

The Dolphins would seem to have an edge in the perks department. Plus the income tax thing.


I'm here and about to make my pick  
Anakim : 4/13/2021 12:44 pm : link
You dudes ready to pounce?
RE: I'm here and about to make my pick  
Mike in NY : 4/13/2021 12:44 pm : link
In comment 15218838 Anakim said:
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You dudes ready to pounce?


No
RE: I'm here and about to make my pick  
Optimus-NY : 4/13/2021 12:49 pm : link
In comment 15218838 Anakim said:
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You dudes ready to pounce?



Nakker...  
Chris in Philly : 4/13/2021 12:51 pm : link
still has mad trolling skillz...
Have at it, you vultures  
Anakim : 4/13/2021 12:52 pm : link
Pick the carcasses
I seriously thought of taking Malcolm Koonce, Edge, Buffalo  
MadPlaid : 4/13/2021 1:00 pm : link
with my first pick in the 6th round. Glad I could pick him up in free agency.

Cheers
Thank you to everyone who helped make this another fun mock draft  
MadPlaid : 4/13/2021 1:03 pm : link
Especially, Matt G, for all his efforts in making this possible. You are the best. Truly.

Thank you to Mike in NY and Big Blue Blogger for all the fun banter and feedback. You and Matt are a big reason I look forward to this every year.

Stay well, fellas. Until next year.

Go Big Blue!
You're all mongoes to me...  
Optimus-NY : 4/13/2021 1:14 pm : link
...  
Optimus-NY : 4/13/2021 1:15 pm : link
Baltimore UDFA's are done  
Mike in NY : 4/13/2021 1:16 pm : link
JONATHAN MARSHALL, DT, ARKANSAS
I was worried about Marshall falling when he appeared on Sy's list. Despite only being a one year starter he was a team captain. Hardworking player who I think offers a lot of versatility in a 3-4 scheme. Reminds me of a poor man's Dalvin Tomlinson. Lack of track record and shorter than ideal arms if forced into 5T drops him to the 6th Round. Ravens need depth on the DL as their starters are getting old so happy to address it in the Mock Draft

SADARIUS HUTCHERSON, OG, SOUTH CAROLINA
Too much of a value to pass up at this point. Has experience at both OT and OG, but his ultimate position will be inside in the NFL. Power and run blocking fits Ravens offense. Reminds me of Shane Lemieux, but with more athleticism (1.75 10, 5.01 40, 31 1/2" VJ). Starting in the SEC means he has played against top level competition in college

TAY GOWAN, CB, UCF
Jumped on my radar last year when scouting Simi Fehoko and Davis Mills. Opted out of 2020 season or would have ranked higher. Offers solid size along with some really nice measurables. A bit of a gamble here, but there is definitely talent to work with

JAKE FUNK, RB, MARYLAND
I thought for sure I would be able to get Kene Nwangwu as a UDFA, but alas it was not meant to be. Looking at who was available, Funk seemed like the most comparable option. Showed outstanding athleticism at his Pro Day which was important considering injury history. Local kid whose experience on Special Teams worked in his favor

ZAIRE MITCHELL, TE, NOTRE DAME (OH)
This is a long story. Our new scout for the upper Midwest typed in Notre Dame into his Uber app then fell asleep. Came back raving about this big TE. Was poo pooed since we knew Tommy Tremble was a mid round pick. Provided some homemade video and we were in awe. Absolute man against boys and, unlike many at that level who are physically dominant, showed a lot of willingness as a blocker. Total wildcard, but figured it was worth the gamble
Here's my complete haul for Miami:  
Optimus-NY : 4/13/2021 1:20 pm : link
ROUND 1 (6): Ja'Marr Chase, WR, LSU
ROUND 1 (18): Kwity Paye, EDGE, Michigan
ROUND 2 (36): Najee Harris, RB, Alabama
ROUND 2 (50): Landon Dickerson, IOL/C, Alabama
ROUND 3 (81): Rashad Weaver, EDGE, Pittsburgh
ROUND 5 (156): Richard LeCounte III, S, Georgia



UDFAs:
1) Quntin Morris, TE, Bowling Green
2) Grant Stuard, LB, Houston
3) Noah Gray TE, Duke
4) DJ Daniel, CB, Georgia
5) Aubrey Solomon, IDL, Tennessee
Here's what I think the Chargers got in the UDFA phase:  
Big Blue Blogger : 4/13/2021 1:28 pm : link
Kayode Awosika OT Buffalo - We saw him open some nice holes for Jaret Patterson. That's worth a plane ticket.
Reed Blankenship S Middle Tennessee. His brother wears glasses and kicks balls. Maybe he'll kick some balls too.
Tony Poljan, TE, Virginia. In a crappy TE class, you get crappy TEs.
Steve "Stevie" Scott III RB Indiana. Now this guy we like, and we needed a battering Ram. Boom. Pow.
Tedarrell ("T.J.") Slaton DT Florida. Well, he's big. Maybe a bit of Linval Joseph will rub off on him.
If I were on the ball, the UDFAs I was targeting were:  
Lionhart28 : 4/13/2021 1:38 pm : link
Justin Hilliard
Drew Dalman
Javian Hawkins
Paddy Fisher (got him)
Mark Webb

Some solid players were still out there, you guys are on it.

Thanks again to Matt for all of his work and to you all for another great draft!
RE: If I were on the ball, the UDFAs I was targeting were:  
Mike in NY : 4/13/2021 1:47 pm : link
In comment 15218967 Lionhart28 said:
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Justin Hilliard
Drew Dalman
Javian Hawkins
Paddy Fisher (got him)
Mark Webb

Some solid players were still out there, you guys are on it.

Thanks again to Matt for all of his work and to you all for another great draft!


There are still a couple that were on my priority UDFA list that remain unselected for those who haven't yet selected, but it was fun. Not to mention that there was far less overlap than in past years despite everyone posting within the same 90 second window.
Atlanta Draft  
NoGainDayne : 4/13/2021 3:00 pm : link
Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida, Round: 1, Pick No: 4, PFF Rank: 5, Sy Grade: NA, Sy Rank: NA

Trevon Moehrig, S, TCU, Round: 2, Pick No: 35, PFF Rank: 17, Sy Grade: 85, Sy Rank: #1 S

Ifeatu Melifonwu, CB, Syracuse, Round: 3, Pick No: 68, PFF Rank: 71, Sy Grade: 80, Sy Rank: #4 CB

Jordan Smith, EDGE/LB, UAB, Round: 4, Pick No: 108, PFF Rank: 179, Sy Grade: 70, Sy Rank: #24 Edge

Kellen Mond, QB, Texas A&M, Round: 5, Pick No: 148, PFF Rank: 102, Sy Grade: NA, Sy Rank: NA

Divine Deablo, S/LB, Virginia Tech, Round: 5 (Comp), Pick No: 182, PFF Rank: 100, Sy Grade: NA, Sy Rank: NA

Bobby Brown III, IDL, Texas A&M, Round: 5 (Comp), Pick No: 183, PFF Rank: 136, Sy Grade: 76, Sy Rank: #5 DT

Elerson Smith, EDGE, Northern Illinois, Round: 6, Pick No: 187, PFF Rank: 194, Sy Grade: 77, Sy Rank: #9 Edge

Cornell Powell, WR, Clemson, Round: 6 (Comp), Pick No: 219, PFF Rank: 123, Sy Grade: NA, Sy Rank: NA

Atlanta is very happy with the draft this year. Was surprised how Melifonwu was ranked in a lot of places and at various times was super happy that Sy posted the rankings shortly after my pick. Pitts was the obvious value to me and it looks more and more like maybe he will go there in the real draft. After that Atlanta really needed help in the secondary and Moehrig, Melifonwu and Deablo are all players built for the modern NFL you need guys with size and speed that can allow you to use them in different ways to disguise coverages. Which was similar thinking behind Pitts.

Mond and Powell I think presented great value where I got them and Mond at the very least could be useful right out of the gate in Taysom Hill "type" packages where you make the defense prepare for more especially in the red zone and short yardage. Powell played behind some talented receivers at Clemson but took a big step forward this year and could develop into a steal if someone grabs him later in the draft.

Jordan and Elerson smith are two guys with NFL frames and some production to match where you could see them developing into valuable pass rushers under the right training and coaching programs. Brown and Deablo are two guys I considered taking instead of Mond, Brown flashed some real potential and I think he goes a round or two higher in the real draft.
RE: Here's my complete haul for Miami:  
Trainmaster : 4/13/2021 4:34 pm : link
Wow. Some big names in the first few picks. I doubt Miami really does as well as you did.

Here's my adjusted haul for the Dolphins, according to the spreadsheet  
Optimus-NY : 4/13/2021 10:48 pm : link
ROUND 1 (6): Ja'Marr Chase, WR, LSU
ROUND 1 (18): Kwity Paye, EDGE, Michigan
ROUND 2 (36): Najee Harris, RB, Alabama
ROUND 2 (50): Landon Dickerson, IOL/C, Alabama
ROUND 3 (81): Rashad Weaver, EDGE, Pittsburgh
ROUND 5 (156): Richard LeCounte III, S, Georgia



UDFAs:
1) Quntin Morris, TE, Bowling Green
2) Grant Stuard, LB, Houston
3) Noah Gray TE, Duke
4) DJ Daniel, CB, Georgia
5) Aubrey Solomon, IDL, Tennessee
6) Tedarrell Slaton, IDL, Florida
Hi Matt  
MadPlaid : 4/13/2021 11:29 pm : link
It appears you don’t have my UDFA Kylen Granson, TE, SMU on the google doc. You listed the other 4. Just thought I’d mention it.

Thank you
UDFA Rumor: GB Update  
ChicagoGiant : 4/14/2021 12:50 am : link
We are still having conversations with Quntin Morris, TE, Bowling Green

HOT RUMOR: He is on a flight to Milwaukee to sign the deal
RE: UDFA Rumor: GB Update  
Optimus-NY : 4/14/2021 1:46 am : link
In comment 15219884 ChicagoGiant said:
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We are still having conversations with Quntin Morris, TE, Bowling Green

HOT RUMOR: He is on a flight to Milwaukee to sign the deal


Miami or Milwaukee? Hmmnnn...Took him a hot millisecond to think that choice over.
RE: Hi Matt  
Mike in NY : 4/14/2021 2:10 am : link
In comment 15219868 MadPlaid said:
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It appears you don’t have my UDFA Kylen Granson, TE, SMU on the google doc. You listed the other 4. Just thought I’d mention it.

Thank you


Because it looks like he was plucked by Houston just before you
RE: RE: Hi Matt  
Matt G : 4/14/2021 2:22 am : link
In comment 15219896 Mike in NY said:
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In comment 15219868 MadPlaid said:


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It appears you don’t have my UDFA Kylen Granson, TE, SMU on the google doc. You listed the other 4. Just thought I’d mention it.

Thank you



Because it looks like he was plucked by Houston just before you

Correct
Matt/Mike: Fantastic job. Thank you for all your work.  
Big Blue Blogger : 4/14/2021 8:01 am : link
Sorry about my confusing UDFA list, and the resulting mixup on T.J. Slaton.

One minor note on the spreadsheet: Tony Poljan started at Central Michigan, but finished at Virginia. So in the NFL’s eyes, I think he’s a Cavalier, not a Chippewa.

I learned a lot about the 2021 draft class through this process. One key takeaway is that a deep class at prime positions like CB or WR or OT doesn't mean you can wait longer to take one. It just means they are likely to go faster. By the middle of the second round, it was hard to find a near-term starter at any of those positions who doesn’t have significant warts; and the value at Edge was never particularly enticing either. Of course, QB is stripped fastest of all. The Chargers are happy to be out of that race for a while.
RE: RE: RE: Hi Matt  
MadPlaid : 4/14/2021 8:20 am : link
In comment 15219899 Matt G said:
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In comment 15219896 Mike in NY said:


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In comment 15219868 MadPlaid said:


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It appears you don’t have my UDFA Kylen Granson, TE, SMU on the google doc. You listed the other 4. Just thought I’d mention it.

Thank you



Because it looks like he was plucked by Houston just before you


Correct

Aw, foo! Totally missed it. Dang it. Thanks
UDFAs for the Miami Dolphins:  
Optimus-NY : 4/14/2021 8:33 am : link
Quntin Morris, TE, Bowling Green
Grant Stuard, LB, Houston
DJ Daniel, CB, Georgia
Aubrey Solomon, IDL, Tennessee
Noah Gray TE, Duke
Anyone who still wants to grab an UDFA  
Matt G : 4/14/2021 8:37 am : link
Has today to do so
Matt,Mike and MadPlaid  
Rick in Dallas : 4/14/2021 8:40 am : link
Great job guys keeping the mock draft moving through the rounds. I learn so much about draft prospects through our fun mock draft.
After today, do we do a summary by team of their mock drafts?
I will post the FINAL RESULTS thread no later than Saturday am  
Matt G : 4/14/2021 8:41 am : link
The FINAL RESULTS thread will not include the UDFAs, but they will be left in the google spreadsheet
Thanks Matt  
Rick in Dallas : 4/14/2021 8:47 am : link
I always enjoy looking at our mock draft results versus the actual draft later this month.
RE: Anyone who still wants to grab an UDFA  
JayBinQueens : 4/14/2021 9:26 am : link
In comment 15219989 Matt G said:
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Has today to do so


I definitely don't get all the guys I listed, I'll just take the ones I have left on that list haha
JayBinQueens  
Matt G : 4/14/2021 11:18 am : link
Yours should be in there now:

Jhamon Ausbon, WR, Texas A&M
Royce Newman, OT, Mississippi
Chris Garrett, EDGE, Concordia-St. Paul
Pooka Williams, RB, Kansas
I wish I had the time  
johnnyb : 4/14/2021 12:05 pm : link
to put together an UDFA list, but that would involve crosschecking each pick in the 6th round and every team's UDFA picks. I just simply do not have the time to do this.

But I want to thank Matt and Mike for their efforts in making this an enjoyable experience. I look forward to this every year.
Appreciate the sticky from the mods  
Matt G : 4/14/2021 2:47 pm : link
Feel free to unstick
RE: JayBinQueens  
JayBinQueens : 4/14/2021 4:28 pm : link
In comment 15220285 Matt G said:
[quote] Yours should be in there now:


Thanks, Matt

2.57 Walker Little OT Stanford

3.88 Alim McNeill IDL NC State

3.103 Ben Cleveland IOL Georgia

4.141 Monty Rice LB Georgia

6.209 Mark Gilbert CB Duke

Very boom or bust draft for the Rams. Nice to snag Sy's top rated IDL player in the 3rd
49ers 2021 Draft Class  
Pete from Woodstock : 4/15/2021 8:11 am : link
Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State
Eric Stokes, CB, Georgia
Amari Rodgers, WR/RS, Clemson
Joshua Kaindoh, EDGE, Florida State
Talanoa Hufanga, S, USC
Ihmir Smith-Marsette, WR, Iowa
Jermar Jefferson, RB, Oregon State
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