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2024 BBI Mock Draft – DISCUSSION Thread

Matt G : 4/1/2024 6:40 am
We will use this as a discussion thread to keep the SELECTIONS thread uncluttered. These threads will be used for the duration of the draft.

While we are starting early, the clock won’t officially start until Monday, April 8th at 9am. The draft will run from 9am to 6pm Monday through Friday until the start of the NFL Draft (Thursday, April 25th) or the completion of the 6th round. Please remember to use the DISCUSSION thread so we can keep this thread uncluttered.

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 (e.g. Kansas City won’t be taking a QB in the 1st round this year).

In consideration of your fellow participants, and so we can maintain strong momentum throughout the draft process, please continue to actively monitor the thread over the next two weeks. As always, I will provide "friendly reminder" emails as your upcoming picks approach.

If a GM misses a pick AND fails make some form of contact with me (either via email, posting on the draft DISCUSSION thread, or providing me with a prospect list) prior to their next pick, they will have just 15 minutes to make their next selection. With two consecutive missed picks, their spot will be forfeited and reassigned to one of the BBIers who have expressed an interest to fill the vacancy. If you expect to miss a pick, please send me your draft board and I will make the selection on your behalf.

Per usual, we will also hold an undrafted free agency process that will start immediately after the final pick of RD6. Anyone who wants to participate can select up to 5 UDFAs. Selections are made on a first come, first serve basis. I am not making any changes to this process, so please don’t ask.

Please utilize the BBI Mock Draft Spreadsheet. The spreadsheet contains the draft order (RD1-6) by team and GM with a fairly comprehensive list 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: Mike  
MadPlaid : 4/12/2024 11:54 am : link
In comment 16466322 MadPlaid said:
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You are up

And you are down
RE: Mike  
Mike in NY : 4/12/2024 11:55 am : link
In comment 16466322 MadPlaid said:
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You are up


Thankfully my top guy for awhile was still on the board. Surprised Murphy fell all the way to this pick. Sure he did not look the best in his All Star game, but was really productive for UCLA and timed well at the combine. I think he is worth the gamble at the 218th pick.
Hope GB and TB submitted a wish list to Matt  
MadPlaid : 4/12/2024 11:55 am : link
So we can get this done right now
Nope...  
Matt G : 4/12/2024 12:03 pm : link
But GB looks to be on and TB not long ago...
RE: Nope...  
Mike in NY : 4/12/2024 12:04 pm : link
In comment 16466342 Matt G said:
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But GB looks to be on and TB not long ago...


GB apparently got internet back at exactly the right time
Hold.....Hold......  
Boatie Warrant : 4/12/2024 12:07 pm : link
Hold...
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Matt G : 4/12/2024 12:08 pm : link
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Matt G : 4/12/2024 12:11 pm : link
Before Jay picks  
Mike in NY : 4/12/2024 12:14 pm : link
Thank you Matt for everything you did this year allowing this Mock Draft to run as smoothly as it did
If Jay is much longer  
Boatie Warrant : 4/12/2024 12:15 pm : link
The selection thread is going to hit 15k views...lol
RE: Before Jay picks  
Matt G : 4/12/2024 12:17 pm : link
In comment 16466360 Mike in NY said:
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Thank you Matt for everything you did this year allowing this Mock Draft to run as smoothly as it did


My pleasure, Mike... It was fun as always!
Just a warning to people  
Mike in NY : 4/12/2024 12:17 pm : link
UDFA is first come first serve so as everyone tries to get their names in at the same instant someone may get sniped. A number of people do try to alert you if that happens so if you want to end up with 5 names keep an eye out.
Seriously....  
Chris in Philly : 4/12/2024 12:29 pm : link
thanks Matt. Incredible organization...
Thanks Matt. Great job as always.  
Big Blue Blogger : 4/12/2024 12:40 pm : link
See you all at 2:03 when the auto-pick for Tampa Bay starts the UDFA process.
Thanks for everything Matt!  
Andy in Halifax : 4/12/2024 12:55 pm : link
My last pick, a guy I think is flying under the radar.

He's only 5'10" but well built. Ran 4.39 and had 1152 yards with 14 rushing TDs this year (with 6.0 YPC) and mixed in 480 yards receiving off 53 receptions and 3 more TDs.

1600 yards from scrimmage and 17 TDs is nothing to sneeze at especially with the timed speed he's shown. Lower comp, but worth a looky look on day three imo.

RE: Thanks Matt. Great job as always.  
Matt G : 4/12/2024 1:07 pm : link
In comment 16466406 Big Blue Blogger said:
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See you all at 2:03 when the auto-pick for Tampa Bay starts the UDFA process.

If that ends up being the case, I will make the auto-selection to kick off the UDFA process… And will post my picks for CIN separately
Matt  
Amtoft : 4/12/2024 1:21 pm : link
Great job and thank you so much for another amazing year!!
I can't believe  
Amtoft : 4/12/2024 1:24 pm : link
Jarrian Jones fell to me in round 6! 6' 190 with 4.38 speed and a 40" vert? He was also lock down these last two years with an over 90 grade on PFF last year and less than 50% completion again with 0TDs and 5 INTs!
Matt  
MadPlaid : 4/12/2024 1:24 pm : link
I sent my UDFA list to you. I have a meeting at 1:30, so I suspect I will miss the stampede.

Thank you again for being the best. Really appreciate all you do with the mock draft. It is very much appreciated.

Best
RE: Matt  
Amtoft : 4/12/2024 1:26 pm : link
In comment 16466484 MadPlaid said:
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I sent my UDFA list to you. I have a meeting at 1:30, so I suspect I will miss the stampede.

Thank you again for being the best. Really appreciate all you do with the mock draft. It is very much appreciated.

Best


I don't think he does UDFA because it would be so hard to try and get everyones in.
RE: RE: Matt  
MadPlaid : 4/12/2024 1:31 pm : link
In comment 16466485 Amtoft said:
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I sent my UDFA list to you. I have a meeting at 1:30, so I suspect I will miss the stampede.

Thank you again for being the best. Really appreciate all you do with the mock draft. It is very much appreciated.

Best



I don't think he does UDFA because it would be so hard to try and get everyones in.

Makes sense. Oh well, no UDFA's for the Giants this year
so 2:03 autodraft  
Mr. Nickels : 4/12/2024 1:31 pm : link
?
Shout out to Matt!  
Pete from Woodstock : 4/12/2024 1:32 pm : link
Thank you again for taking the time to do this.
Jags sending their scouts home, we will pass on the UDFA  
Andy in Halifax : 4/12/2024 1:33 pm : link
We weren't really impressed with the depth of this draft, so we're getting a head start on next year.

We end our draft class with:

Jered Verse - EDGE
Max Melton - CB
Maason Smith - IDL
Javon Baker - WR
Tanner McLachlin - TE
Jaylin Simpson - DB
Blake Watson - RB

We filled some needs but were more looking for BPA with a focus on premium positions earlier in the draft. I feel the draft is weak so I didn't want to mess around getting cute, I just wanted to draft good players.
RE: Jags sending their scouts home, we will pass on the UDFA  
Amtoft : 4/12/2024 1:36 pm : link
In comment 16466504 Andy in Halifax said:
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We weren't really impressed with the depth of this draft, so we're getting a head start on next year.

We end our draft class with:

Jered Verse - EDGE
Max Melton - CB
Maason Smith - IDL
Javon Baker - WR
Tanner McLachlin - TE
Jaylin Simpson - DB
Blake Watson - RB

We filled some needs but were more looking for BPA with a focus on premium positions earlier in the draft. I feel the draft is weak so I didn't want to mess around getting cute, I just wanted to draft good players.


Nice Draft Andy... If only you drafted this well for the Giants! hahaha just kidding but I did notice you got a TE in there.
If this pick gets missed  
Amtoft : 4/12/2024 1:52 pm : link
it will be a first, but it isn't whoever is on posts the picks and there UDFA... that could be a mad house. It should be Matt posting and getting his UDFA if Jay misses.
I think Jay got left on that island  
Boatie Warrant : 4/12/2024 1:53 pm : link
😀
RE: I think Jay got left on that island  
Amtoft : 4/12/2024 1:53 pm : link
In comment 16466538 Boatie Warrant said:
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😀


hahaha
RE: I think Jay got left on that island  
Mike in NY : 4/12/2024 1:57 pm : link
In comment 16466538 Boatie Warrant said:
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😀


He might get kicked off the island
RE: RE: I think Jay got left on that island  
Amtoft : 4/12/2024 1:58 pm : link
In comment 16466543 Mike in NY said:
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He might get kicked off the island


It is an Island... internet has to be spotty.
Soooooo  
Boatie Warrant : 4/12/2024 1:58 pm : link
Who should the auto pick be?
I think Matt  
Amtoft : 4/12/2024 1:59 pm : link
will put in Ethan Diskoll
RE: Soooooo  
Mike in NY : 4/12/2024 2:00 pm : link
In comment 16466551 Boatie Warrant said:
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Who should the auto pick be?


Driskell is highest name on the sheet so that is generally the procedure followed especially at this point of the draft
It is a  
Amtoft : 4/12/2024 2:01 pm : link
race... who will post the pick first Jay or Matt! hahaha
I love that I made the MR IRRELEVANT pick  
Matt G : 4/12/2024 2:06 pm : link
And still finished #4 or #5 with my UDFAs because of the 15 second mandatory delay...

What a great bunch of nutjobs! ;)
RE: I love that I made the MR IRRELEVANT pick  
Amtoft : 4/12/2024 2:08 pm : link
In comment 16466585 Matt G said:
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And still finished #4 or #5 with my UDFAs because of the 15 second mandatory delay...

What a great bunch of nutjobs! ;)


Matt you should have posted in the pick... you deserved it.
Rather stay above board...  
Matt G : 4/12/2024 2:09 pm : link
Plus it makes me laugh... 4 people posited inside 15 seconds!!
:p
RE: Rather stay above board...  
Amtoft : 4/12/2024 2:11 pm : link
In comment 16466593 Matt G said:
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Plus it makes me laugh... 4 people posited inside 15 seconds!!
:p


Except it doesn't allow you to post twice so it cheats the guy who does all the work! That was incredible. I thought I was going to miss because I looked at the thread first to make sure a pick had been made.
I gotta run, guys...  
Matt G : 4/12/2024 2:11 pm : link
I will update the spreadsheet with all the UDFAs this evening... I will leave it open for 24 hours... And then I will post the FINAL RESULTS thread on Sunday...

Great work all!
RE: RE: Rather stay above board...  
Mike in NY : 4/12/2024 2:14 pm : link
In comment 16466597 Amtoft said:
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Plus it makes me laugh... 4 people posited inside 15 seconds!!
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Except it doesn't allow you to post twice so it cheats the guy who does all the work! That was incredible. I thought I was going to miss because I looked at the thread first to make sure a pick had been made.


Instead you took a few who were duplicated a lot! I have tried to comment where someone was selected so that you can replace with other people
RE: I love that I made the MR IRRELEVANT pick  
Big Blue Blogger : 4/12/2024 2:19 pm : link
Matt G said:
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And still finished #4 or #5 with my UDFAs because of the 15 second mandatory delay...

What a great bunch of nutjobs! ;)
Matt: Sorry about Walter Rouse. Since you have at least four Wolverines on your roster, I'm sure we can work something out.
I was also going to sign Rouse  
Mr. Nickels : 4/12/2024 2:22 pm : link
but missed out. He should get drafted imo i was considering him with one of my 5ths..

Sorry for messing up with the UDFAs but posted my 5 that weren't drafted or signed by anyone else
Matt  
Boatie Warrant : 4/12/2024 2:23 pm : link
Thank you again! I had my post pre loaded for an hour on my phone...lol
Las Vegas Raiders draft...  
Amtoft : 4/12/2024 2:28 pm : link
I usually get sniped so much, but this year my picks were available in rounds and rounds later. This means probably that I don't know what I am doing, but here you go.

1st round - Bo Nix QB - I really think this should have been Quinyon Mitchell or Penix. I think Nix is a lock to Denver if he is there. I really like Nix though. Just because he wasn't asked to throw deep doesn't mean he can't. He has a good arm, good mobility, good under pressure, good accuracy, just good at everything.

2nd round - Patrick Paul OT - We needed a RT Paul was a guy I was targetting. 6'8 with over 36 inch arms. Was very happy to land him with Morgan and Melton as my back ups

3rd round - Roman Wilson WR - I think he is very under rated. Like JJM he suffered from playing in an offense that didn't throw much in the second half because of big leads, great running team, and strong def.

4th round - Dadrion Taylor-Demerson DB - This is one of my favorite players in the draft. He is a little undersized, but he can hit and his coverage is off the chart. He would be a perfect 3rd safety nickel safety for us.

5th round - Mohamed Kamara Edge - I was hoping Jarrian James would be my pick here, but some how Kamara fell. I just don't see it in the real draft. Fast, explosive, and strong pass rusher. His floor is a good sit pass rusher IMO.

6th round - Jarrian James CB - I don't get why sites don't have this kid higher. Good size, great speed, and was really good in coverage. PFF had a 90+ grade on him.

Undrafted FA
1. CB Willie Drew Virginia State - Was great at the SR bowl. Has good size and speed.
2. WR Lideatrick Griffin Miss State - With the new kick return I expect Lideatrick to get drafted. He is probably the best KR in the draft.
3. RB Cody Schrader Missouri - over 1600 rush yards in the SEC with 14 TDs last year and 9 the year before as a backup
4. RB Jase McClellan Alabama - Was the lead back and Sy's 13th ranked RB even though he went well below that
5. CB Decamerion Richardson Miss State - 6'2 and tested off the charts at the combine. He is a little stiff and needs some work, but you can't teach height and speed.

One of my favorite drafts even though I was just missing out on my CB in each round I finally got one I love in James to make this draft complete.
RE: RE: RE: Rather stay above board...  
Amtoft : 4/12/2024 2:29 pm : link
In comment 16466606 Mike in NY said:
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Plus it makes me laugh... 4 people posited inside 15 seconds!!
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Except it doesn't allow you to post twice so it cheats the guy who does all the work! That was incredible. I thought I was going to miss because I looked at the thread first to make sure a pick had been made.



Instead you took a few who were duplicated a lot! I have tried to comment where someone was selected so that you can replace with other people


Yeah Decamerion Richardson was popular! hahaha
Baltimore Ravens Draft  
Mike in NY : 4/12/2024 2:33 pm : link
With comments on my UDFA's only just because I have commented on the rest

Round 1 - Tyler Guyton - OT - Oklahoma
Round 2 - T.J. Tampa - CB - Iowa State
Round 3 - Michael Hall - 5T - Ohio State
Round 4a - Austin Booker - EDGE - Kansas
Round 4b - Jamari Thrash - WR - Louisville
Round 5 - Trevor Keegan - IOL - Michigan
Round 6 - Gabe Murphy - LB - UCLA

UDFA - Josiah Ezirim - OT - Eastern Kentucky
Making a big jump in competition, but the physical specimen is intriguing as a developmental OT. There are not many people who are 6'5 3/4" 329 with 10 3/4" hands, 35 3/4" arms, and 85 1/8" wingspan that can still run a 5.15 40 and jump 29 1/2" even if the 10 yard time was a little slow

UDFA - Cole Burgess - WR/KR - SUNY Cortland
My annual tradition of finding someone who is not on the Google Sheet! I was worried someone would snipe him when he made Sy's Top WR list so I was happy he was still here. The Pro Day was insane. Rather than typing out all of the results I will link below. Worth a shot with the new kickoff rules

UDFA - Trey Taylor - S - Air Force
Ravens could use some depth in secondary and I think Taylor works on Special Teams. Although the athletic tools don't jump out at you, he was super productive on the field

UDFA - Dallin Holker - TE - Colorado State
Was running out of names, but he looks like an interesting chess piece at this point who Todd Monken and Co. can use in various ways

UDFA - Jowon Briggs - NT - Cincinnati
Looking for some depth at the NT position. He is a smidge undersized, but man is he strong. Did 39 reps at 225 on the bench at his Pro Day. The peripherals also indicate that, of all of the players who completed each timed drill, Briggs has one of the fastest relative speeds of any DT in this class. Relative speed is essentially taking what the player's Effective 40 (for DT it is 50% 10 yard split, 10% 40 time, 20% Short Shuttle, and 20% 3 Cone) and adjusting for weight
Cole Burgess - ( New Window )
RE: RE: RE: RE: Rather stay above board...  
Mike in NY : 4/12/2024 2:34 pm : link
In comment 16466644 Amtoft said:
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Plus it makes me laugh... 4 people posited inside 15 seconds!!
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Except it doesn't allow you to post twice so it cheats the guy who does all the work! That was incredible. I thought I was going to miss because I looked at the thread first to make sure a pick had been made.



Instead you took a few who were duplicated a lot! I have tried to comment where someone was selected so that you can replace with other people



Yeah Decamerion Richardson was popular! hahaha


Willie Drew was also on my list though not in my Top 5 when I posted.
I really  
Amtoft : 4/12/2024 2:36 pm : link
wanted to sign Storm Duck just because of his name. I still had others not select in CB Carlton Johnson, DT Anim Dankwah, PR/KR Ainias Smith, and of course my CAL pick LB Jack Sirmon!

RE: I really  
Mike in NY : 4/12/2024 2:38 pm : link
In comment 16466655 Amtoft said:
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wanted to sign Storm Duck just because of his name. I still had others not select in CB Carlton Johnson, DT Anim Dankwah, PR/KR Ainias Smith, and of course my CAL pick LB Jack Sirmon!


I honestly was debating about the Mississippi State CB with pick 218 but decided that Gabe Murphy was too much of a value to pass up. Storm Duck was on my radar but I was able to get some higher ranked names instead.
Bumping this thread  
Mike in NY : 4/12/2024 8:43 pm : link
So you can give your thoughts on winners and less winners. Also a reminder that if you want to claim up to 5 “UDFA” you can in the Selection thread.
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