Draft Recap

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  1. Cole Copeland

    Cole Copeland Mr. Irrelevant

    Aug 18, 2012
    Seattle Seahawks
    30 overall selection in the 2016 Draft

    The Seahawks came into the draft with an abundance of draft picks. After trading KJ Wright to Oakland, Kam Chancellor to the Eagles, and Doug Baldwin to the Chiefs.. Seattle ended up with two 1sts, 3 2nds, and 3 3rds. The Seahawks made it to the NFC Championship last year, so you could imagine what a team with that level of talent with that many picks in the early rounds can do.

    Round 1, 10th selection - CB Andre Parker - http://www.daddyleagues.com/mba/player/6243355/attributes
    Parker is a 5'11" 191 lbs blazer.. At 96 speed and 92 acceleration with 86 press.. Best of luck going deep against him. His awareness and play recognition will be the first attributes I will be looking to upgrade at 65 and 56 respectively. His major downfall however is his traits.. Normal development, Balanced at playing the ball, and undisciplined.
    Round 1, 30th selection - RE Nick Jackson - http://www.daddyleagues.com/mba/player/6243774/attributes
    Jackson is one of the faster Ends coming out of this draft at 84 speed and 87 acceleration. That, combined with 83 block shed and pursuit.. Along with 85 hit power (!!!) and you have yourself a beast of a hard hitting run stopper. He's a normal developer but does have both finesse DL moves for when I increase his finesse move attribute.
    Round 1, 31st selection - C (LG) Duncan Harrison -http://www.daddyleagues.com/mba/player/6243790/attributes
    Harrison was moved to LG after he was drafted based on his 83 acceleration and 87 impact block. He turned out to gain 6 points to his overall (75 to 81) with the move. 83 pass block and 81 run block gives the Seahawks a balanced LG that can put defensive players on their ass for many years to come. Oh, he's also quick dev.
    Round 2, 32nd selection - DT Kelvin Austin - http://www.daddyleagues.com/mba/player/6243443/attributes
    Austin might not look too big on paper.. But this is one huge mofo.. At 92 strength and 86 acceleration he is one of the more athletic defensive tackles in this draft. 85 pursuit with 83 block shed will allow him to stop the runner and 84 power moves will allow him to sack the passer. He's a superstar in development but has no other traits and is undisciplined.
    Round 3, 25th selection - HB Rashard McDonald - http://www.daddyleagues.com/mba/player/6243085/attributes
    With Lynch, Alf Morris, and Rawls already in the Hawks backfield.. They weren't planning on taking a HB in any round.. Much less the third.. But this absolute beast kept falling and falling and falling and I had to pick him up. Lynch is 30 after all. He's not the fastest at 89 speed but that is plenty enough for the Seahawks style of play. Especially when you attributes such as 92 acceleration, 94 agility, 88 vision, 81 elusiveness, 85 spin move, 83 trucking, and if that's not enough.. Can block for the QB with 75 pass block.... And if that's not enough........ Has Superstar dev, doesn't drop open passes, and fights for yards... wow.
    Round 3, 30th selection - WR Marquez Bryan - http://www.daddyleagues.com/mba/player/6243390/attributes
    This was a depth decision.. Only having 3 receivers on the roster I needed a guy to fall to me in the middle of the draft and he did. Bryan is fast with 93 speed and acceleration. He's a good runner with the ball in his possession with 91 agility, 89 elusiveness, 94 juke, 88 spin and 88 vision. He's no slouch receiving the ball either with 84 catch, 83 release, 81 catch in traffic and spec catch. He will need to work on his 70 route running to get into the receiving rotation but he will be returning kicks with 90 return and his speed. His traits are just as good as his attributes with quick dev, doesn't drop open passes, keeps his feet in bounds, and fights for yards.
    Round 3, 32nd selection - SS Glen Austin - http://www.daddyleagues.com/mba/player/6243261/attributes
    After signing SS Robert Blanton in free agency and Earl Thomas not having a significant backup either.. I went safety here. Austin has decent zone coverage at 78 and can make interceptions happen with 82 catching. He's fast enough at 85 speed and acceleration and can bring the pain with 86 hit power but needs to work on his angles to the ball carrier with 72 pursuit. Normal dev and undisciplined. Meh.
    Round 6, 30th selection - ROLB Adrain Gordon - http://www.daddyleagues.com/mba/player/6243515/attributes
    The cpu picked here for me and I quite like this guy. His overall might be poop at 58 but he has the big hitter trait, 86 acceleration, 80 hit power and a sneaky 71 man coverage. He is a project.

    Draft Grade - A

    Let's hear what the rest of you guys got...
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  2. XWarriorMonk

    XWarriorMonk Walk On

    Sep 18, 2012
    Pittsburgh Steelers
    1st Round, 17th overall
    CB Patrick Mason
    Pittsburgh needed a solid cornerback in our 3-4 zone scheme. Mason is just the guy the Steelers needed. Decent coverage statistics to go along with natural athleticism. Mason should become the starter in Pittsburgh. Although he is not the best corner in the league, all he has to do is fill a need in the system.

    2nd Round, 49th overall
    LT C.J. Jackson

    The Steelers offensive line is already fairly strong, but adding depth is important. Especially when that depth could fight for a starting role. The left tackle spot is probably safe with Kelvin Beachum, but Jackson could challenge Marcus Gilbert for that RT position. It will be an interesting battle in training camp this year.

    3rd Round, 81st overall
    ROLB Brian Harrison

    Definitely a depth/special teams player here, but with the speed he has he could contribute. The Steelers have made it a point to grab athletic linebackers whenever they can and this guy is definitely an athlete. However he lacks some technique and is a raw athlete. That could keep him out of a starting role.

    More to come....

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  3. Wyrmreaver

    Wyrmreaver Ready for Madden 15 on Xbox One, lets get it on!

    Oct 31, 2011
    Chicago Bears
    We came into the draft with a first round pick (#31), a 6th, and a 7th. During the draft, we gave up our first for two second rounders and a 1st next year and later traded a fifth next year to acquire another 6th.

    Round 2, pick 25 - WR Rodriguez Parker
    We had this kid as a first round talent and even though WR wasn't a need for us, when he fell this far we took the opportunity to add some speed to the WR corps. Parker will contribute immediately as a return man and should see some limited action in the slot.

    Round 2, Pick 30 - SS Tramon McKnight
    After missing the combine with injury, McKnight had fallen down some draft boards but we felt he was worth a look here. He's not as fast as we would prefer for a safety and there is some talk in the front office of trying him out at linebacker like Deone Bucannon and Mark Barron have done.

    Round 6, pick 18 - LG Kenan Ellis
    We saw that this kid had somehow falled all the way to the sixth and decided that giving up a 5th next year was worth not waiting to see if he fell another 12 slots. This kid is a stud run blocker who is ready to contribute early and an absolute steal in the 6th round.

    Round 6, Pick 30 - did not make the roster

    Round 7, pick 31 - K Nathan Benson
    The second to last pick in the whole draft, we were thrilled that Benson was still around, he had the strongest leg in the draft and solidifies the kicking game which is more than we could have hoped for this late in the draft

    Undrafted FA - WR William Lucas
    Our waiver wire pickup. We were pleasantly surprised to find Lucas at our waiver order having expected him to be claimed by another club. He is a raw talent, but with his size (6'4") and speed (90) and leaping ability (98), we felt he was worth giving a shot. He is a bit raw, but we expect that we can bring him along in our WR rotation and develop him behind our stars.

    Grade: B+
    We weren't able to get the couple of guys we really coveted, but given what we started with and what we walked away with we have to feel pretty good about the draft as a whole.
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