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TLY Rookie Introduction and Tracking Thread
1st round - 1st overall - mlb Griffin Mlaker- Mlaker has star development. He also features 90 speed with 86 zone. While he needs work in traffic Mlaker has the potential to be elite very quickly. 6 tackles in the preseason game.
1st round - 18th overall- the jaguars need a pass rusher bad. They have up their 2nd and 3rd this year plus a 3rd next year which tell you what they think of DE Matt Raby. Raby is a beast with 90 speed and solid moves. Raby is a get up the field pass rusher who needs better leverage in the run game. The jags love him and he looks like a star. 2 sacks in preseason game.
4th round - 97th overall- John-David O'Carroll- kicker was a need and the jaguars wanted a guy with a leg. Step in O'Carroll. He has 98 kick power and filled a huge need.
5th round - player was cut was a random pick. 70 overall who couldn't slide to DT
6th round - player was cut. 6'6 TE who could block.
7th round- 193 overall- Deantre Amiri- Amiri is a big DT at 328 but athletic with 65 speed and 77 accel. He has a high motor and runs to the ball. Has the potential to unseat Alualu as the starting DT by mid season.
Overall the jaguars ended up with 3 starters. They also added a DT who could contribute in the near future. Overall Jacksonville is very happy with the draft.
Your MLB and DE are faster than your starting corners.
Lol I never realized that.
I was very happy to see #6 overall come in at 84 overall. TE Cassidy Boateng is tall and lanky at 6' 5" 254. New era in the TE category has started. Going to be fun seeing what this kid does.
Our 2nd round pick was a whoops, but it actually turned out nice as LE Raby was moved to DT. At over 300 pounds he must have dominated in college. He moves to a solid run stopping DT in the NFL.
Our 3rd round pick was a DT who turned out to be an 83 OVR run stopping DT. Dominic Long comes to us from Ill. State.
Pick 8 in the 3rd round (from DET) we got a QB named Olivera. Nothing flashy, but just a decent back-up.
4th round we took another TE who projects into a blocking monster.
5th, 6th, and 7th rounders were cut in camp.
1 (24) - DE Marques Clayton - Clayton was the #3 player on the Saints board and the coaching staff was surprised he fell in the draft. He's not quite as fast as the scouts thought and he's a bit of a scheme mismatch but he has enough coverage skills to play LBer. He comes with NFL caliber pass rush moves right out of the gate and a great first step but needs to work a bit on shedding blocks. Clayton will be used in a pass rush specialist role in his first season as he grows into a starting spot.
2 (24) - DE Tim Pietarila - The Saints weren't really hurting for DLmen but were sticking to their board and the scouts gave Pietarila a late 1st round grade due to his speed and ability to shed blocks. He needs to work on adding some pass rushing moves to his game and his first step is lackadaisical at best but he can really fly for a guy thats 6'5" 280 lbs.
3 (24) - FB Tanner D'Attile - The coaching staff was eyeing QB C.Francois in the 3rd round but dakota7 grabbed him 9 picks before they got a chance. FB Jed Collins had been a great player for the Saints organization but he was getting older and cost too much for a FB and was cut late in the offseason so the team could bring back some quality depth in free agency. After CB Keenan Lewis was given his walking papers the coaching staff resigned Collins but Attile showed well enough in camp to make the veteran expendable. D'Attile doesn't have great long speed but can tote the rock and has WR skills in the pass game. He'll need to work on his run blocking and being more stout at the point of attack. Since he's only 20 years old he's got lots of time to grow.
4 (24) - HB Ottah Rich - New Orleans really missed Sproles ability in the passing and ground game last season and were hoping to find a replacement this offseason but struck out. Rich wasn't the type of back they were looking for at 6'3 237 lbs but he was a battering ram and an elite receiver out of the backfield too. Unfortunately, once he got to camp it was apparent he just didn't have NFL speed and was cut from the team.
5 (24) - DT Olajuwaun Barkins - The Saints took a shot on Barkins in the 5th not knowing much beyond the fact that he had nose tackle size and was no stranger to the weight room. He turned out to have decent speed for his size but will need to learn to get up field and shed blocks at the NFL level. Another underclassmen youngster at 20 years old the Saints hope he can contribute down the line somewhere.
6 (24) - K B.Mckinley - Ended up just being a camp leg. Cut.
7 (24) - CB J.Ajayi - Too slow and could only play zone. Cut.
Who do you guys think was drafted higher than you thought?
Ahhhh reach of draft?
Naw, he's the fastest MLB in the league now I think.
I dont think he was a reach. I just didnt think he would go 1st overall
Minnesota Vikings 2016 Draft Recap
1 (28) - CB La'Rel Calvin - The Vikings found a game-changer at the end of the 1st round in this CB. Calvin comes in as a very physical corner, and may get some playing time at safety as well (96 PRS, 86 STR). He played WR in high school, and some in college and comes in with great hands (88 CTH). Good speed, but disappointed in the 40-yard dash (91 SPD, 80 ACC). Calvin will get plenty of playing time in year 1 with the departure of CB Josh Robinson, who was traded to the Pats in the off-season for ROLB Jerrod Mayo.
2 (28) - HB Watts Chow - The Vikings gem of this year's draft, Chow is the heir apparent for AP in Minnesota. As AP begins to decline at age 31, Chow will be a perfect 3rd down back that can catch out of the backfield (84 CTH, 71 CIT, 74 RTE) and pass block (76 PBK). This guy can make people miss - 94 SPD, 98 AGI, 85 ELU, 97 SPM, 98 JKM. With some time in the weight room (quick progression), he should have ample time to improve his power moves (71 TRK, 69 SFA).
2 (30) - DT Giovannie Brookman - With studs Nick Fairley (96 OVR) & Shariff Floyd (88 OVR) at DT, it wasn't a position of need going into the draft. However, BPA at pick 30 in the 2nd round was DT Brookman and the team is happy to add some depth to a critical position in a 4-3 defense. The Quick progression was a nice surprise. He comes in with great speed (85/83), and may even get some playing time at DE.
4 (18) - LE Gideon Ramdawah - The Vikings had hoped to fill their need at DE earlier in the draft, but weren't able to address it until the 4th round. They're pleasantly surprised with Ramdawah in preseason, and he's earned a spot on the team as the backup to aging Pro Bowl LE Brian Robison (RE Jared Allen was cut in off-season as well). "Ram" is a monster (6'7" 269 lbs) that is great at stopping the run (88 BSH), hits with power (88 HPW) and comes in with good speed (84 SPD). Gideon might play DT on many 4-3 teams, but with the Vikings so deep at the position they plan to have him back-up Robison in his rookie year.
4 (28) & 4 (30) - took shots at a WR & OLB, both were cut in preseason.
5 (28) - HB Osej Haggins - This draft was deep at RB, and the Vikings looked to add some additional depth at the position as AP ages (now an 80 in INJ). Haggins was drafted to be more of a bruiser. Nothing spectacular here, and needs some time to develop. Decent agility & elusiveness for a power back.
6 (28) - CUT
No 7th Round Pick
1 (9) - QB Torren Newkirk - The Bucs decided to go in a new direction at quarterback after Glennon has not lived up to his potential. There are durability issues with Newkirk but, hopefully the O-line will keep his jersey clean.
2 (9) - C Phil Starnes - After watching all the LB go off the board the Bucs decide to take best player on their board and it paid off. Phil will surely take over as a starter before the season ends. ( 80 RBK, 83 PBK, 91 IBL, 97 STR, )
2 (20) - CB Jaelin Fite - Bucs took the best player available with this pick and were fortunate that they could move him to FS to better suit his skills as an insurance policy for the aging Gholston. A strong physical corner with hands and decent speed considering. ( STR 88, ZCV 86, POW 81, 87 CTH, SPD 84, 89 ACC)
3 (20) - ROLB Sidney Caldwell - Bucs decide to take a shot with this 3-4 LB due to them changing schemes. Unfortunately it was a total miss. If it didnt cost them to cut him he would be gone.
4 (17) - RT Chad Everett - At this point the Bucs traded up to grab the highest available player to fill a needed backup roll, and that is exactly what they got with Chad hes a decent run blocker with a high motor and a lot of confidence, but needs to hit the gym to lose some weight and gain the strength needed at this level to gain a starting role. ( 80 RBK, 85 IBL, 82 STR, 70 SPD, 70 ACC)
Last pick the Bucs took a blind shot at a kicker and he was cut so fast i cant remember his name.
WR Glenn Ponzol - 6'4'' 209 - Eastern Washington
73 OVR, 83 CTH, 83 CIT, 65 SPC, 77 RLS, 80 SPD, 78 ACC
After a cornerback didn't fall to #32, GM/Coach Knight decided to take an impact WR again as he took Prater (6'5") in last years first round. Will this duo form the Twin Towers in Seattle? Now they have a pretty complete corp as they feature the Towers, Harvin, Stevie Johnson and TE Ebron.
LG Shannon Eddins - 6'5'' 294 - Clemson
75 OVR, 86 PBK, 86 RBK, 83 IBP
Drafted at the 22nd pick in Round 2, as the sexy skill players were flying off the board, Seahawks decided to fill some of the OL backups after most notably Alvin Bailey decided to ask for tons of money and ended up being a FA. Eddins will challenge to start at some point this year and could probably start for 1/4 of the League.
LG Angelo Herrera - 6'6'' 313 - Wake Forest
80 OVR, 80 PBK, 82 RBK, 77 IBP
This time with the 32nd pick in Round 2, Seahawks continued to beef up their line as they like to establish pounding the rock. Herrera's blocking skills aren't up to Eddins but he can do the little fundamentals a tad bit better. Herrera will try to push for PT but if you see any departures come in the offseason, he will for sure be ready to go.
TE Doral Ratliff - 6'7'' 250 - Appalachian State
66 OVR, 68 SPD, 67 ACC, 77 CIT, 68 RLS
Drafted as a 20 year old and for added depth and then for being a big target down the seam, just a tad bit separation will be just enough as he can go up and get it at 6'7".
CB Emmanuel Kouandjio - 6'2'' 187 - Nebraska
72 OVR, 76 MCV, 68 ZCV, 69 PRS, 88 SPD, 86 ACC
He will make the team and provide some depth, Seahawks will hunt for their 5th corner and try to let Kouandjio season on the bench.
Fifth through Seventh Round
5th: LOLB Tomaz Amiri - 6'0" 235 - Westminster
52 OVR, 57 TAK, 54 POW, 77 SPD, 75 ACC, 48 BSH
Nothing too special here besides providing playing on special teams, doesn't factor to be a contributor.6th: CB Renardo Spain - -
CUT7th: Jarrell Boyett - 6'2" 240 - Boise State
50 OVR, 54 TAK, 62 POW, 69 SPD, 64 ACC, 68 BSH
20 years old and being one of the youngest in the league, but nothing too special here besides playing on special teams, doesn't factor to be a contributor.
Colts Draft Recap
1st Round Pick 15
The Colts have been searching for a middle linebacker with all the tools to lead the defense and Lennon was the obvious choice. Identified early as the player they wanted and the best middle linebacker in the draft, the Colts contemplated moving up in the draft to grab him. But after some of the online rumors and speculation, the team was confident Lennon would still be on the board at 15. Lennon is fast and strong, with 85 speed/84 acceleration/85 strength. He is a solid tackler, with 88 tackle/85 hit power. He can get off blocks, with 85 block shed and 73 finesse moves. Lennon needs work in pass coverage, with only 55/56 for man/zone. But what rookie doesn't? Lennon will be a stud for years to come in Indianapolis.
2nd Round Pick 47
After getting Lennon, the Colts were looking to add depth by drafting the best player available. Newcomer is solid, with good physical tools (88 strength/75 agility) and great size. He is an excellent blocker in space, with 90 impact. He needs to develop better at the point of attack (80 run block) and with pass protection (77 pass block).
3rd Round Pick 79
Gotta have three, right? Francis has nice tools to start and will develop into a solid #2 behind Luck. (88 thp/77 short/71 medium/77 deep and 77 speed/accel)
We cut everyone else.
I really like Lennon
There's a lot to like
I wanted D.Leon but CPU Raiders took him =[
I liked him too. I had him 2nd at MLB and I probably would've taken Augilar and moved him to MLB as a third option.
New England Patriots 2016 Draft Class
1. DE Jordan Valentine 1st round 8th overall 6'5 258
-I didn't expect Valentine be available at 8. Other than his lower than ideal first step he is the best defensive player in the draft. He also came in with high intangible ratings as a rookie. He should make an immediate impact.
-82 ovr, 91 fmv, 86 bsh, 88 spd, 78 acc
2. DT Trashaun Hemphill 2nd round 1st 6'1 285
- We needed a DT and I already am set at the two starting spots. I wanted a DT to come in on passing situation and rush the passer. Hemphill fit that mold perfectly.
-66ovr, 77 stg, 81 fmv, 87 spd, 76 acc
3. TE Wes Rolf 2nd round 18th 6'5 241
-We took Wes because he was the best available at this spot. We like to use a lot of multiple TE sets and want them to be good receivers. Rolf was the second best TE on our board.
-77ovr, 85 spd, 79 cth, 76 rte, 80 cit
4. MLB Sheldon Preston 3rd round 1st 6'1 236
-With a big need a LB we had to take the best one. All our top LB's were gone but, Preston was pretty good. He was a little slower than we like but, he has a good first step.
-71 ovr, 76 tkl, 81 pow, 76 spd, 83 acc, 87 pur, 85 prc, 85 zcv
5. G Khairi Reaves 3rd round 18th 6'4 296
-Reaves was drafted to fill a need at back up right guard. He ended up being a much better player than we thought. If we have an injury he can step in and hold his own.
-77 ovr 86 rbk, 81 pbk, 75 ibk, 85 stg
6. DE Dre Binns 3rd round 28th 6'6 280
-We drafted Dre because we needed a back up DE. We liked that he had good size and is a versatile player. He can be a pretty good pass rusher but, also will hold up against the run.
-72 ovr, 82 fmv, 83 shd, 80 spd
7. Olb that was cut because he was way too slow 5th round 18th
8. WR that was cut because he was too slow and terrible. 6th round 18th
9. WR we tried to take a chance on a tall wr but, was too slow. cut. 7th round 18th
Overview: Other than back up positions we really didn't have any pressing needs. This allowed us to take the best available in most cases. It also helped us to not have to reach for players. The only disappointments was that Moorehouse didn't fall to us (I figured he wouldn't) and the my last three picks were worthless.
You saying Mlaker wasn't in your top 3 :/
I'm not trying to tell the 3 time super bowl champ what to do, but if I was you I would have taken Valentine at 1 and knowing that the linebacker position was so deep, tried to get one of them later.
He will remember that. I am sure. I think Raby has more upside than valentine.
I think Mlaker is the easiest to improve. Hard to improve athletic attributes and he is elite in that aspect. Had an int in first game.
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