Draft Recaps

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  1. LSUTRUTH

    LSUTRUTH The one and only

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    Figured this would be something interesting we could do as a Lg. Just give some insight into everyones draft as well as why you picked each player what they are rated for you and such. Who you cut already? Who was under the radar and over rated?
     
  2. Gyrene76

    Gyrene76 What does the fox say?

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    The biggest surprise for me was my 3rd round pick

    My biggest 2 needs were CB & LOLB. I planned on taking a LOLB in the first round because of lack of depth from scouting, and was going to wait to take a CB in the 3rd; however, there was a lot of CB depth I thought, but apparently everybody knew the good ones and drafted them all in the first, so I lucked out.

    First on my draft board was, LOLB, T. Hill in the first, but Big Suge Knight's Raiders, auto-picked him and I had to take a solid CB (Manny Boyd). I didn't have a second (Osi trade) and on the third I saw Darius Phillips who I had scouted his intangible (all LOLB's I did this for) and drafted him. After the draft I see he is my best player.

    So the surprise for me was my third round pick - Darius Phillips.
     
  3. Timpegoose

    Timpegoose Walk On

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    Boyd looked nice, he was on my board for the first round if he would have slipped and I was able to make the draft. CPU could have done a worse job I suppose. The MLB they drafted is nice, but doesn't really do me any good... He'll be behind Maualuga for quite a while at least. Dru50 had a real nice pickup with that guard Onkka too. I was really high on that guy.
     
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  4. Big Suge Knight

    Big Suge Knight Walk On

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    Trade?
     
  5. Dru50

    Dru50 Still Chicago's #1 son

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    I was bummed when you took Phillips, I was hoping he'd drop another few spots.
     
  6. Dru50

    Dru50 Still Chicago's #1 son

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    Onkka is a straight stud. Only guy I wanted to get out of this draft....comes in at an 89 OVR with Star progression.
     
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  7. Dru50

    Dru50 Still Chicago's #1 son

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    What MLB did you get? If you aren't interested in him I might be interested in a deal.
     
  8. Gyrene76

    Gyrene76 What does the fox say?

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    LOL, I don't think so now man. Boyd is solid for me and I needed a corner, and my LOLB is beast.

    Boyd is only average on progression it appears, but Phillips is a star.

    Sorry bro, but you did get the first to second best LOLB in the draft it looks like. I heard I Peench wanted to trade a corner.
     
  9. Gyrene76

    Gyrene76 What does the fox say?

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    I'm glad no one got him. I lucked into that guy.
     
  10. Dru50

    Dru50 Still Chicago's #1 son

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    What did he come in at?
     
  11. Gyrene76

    Gyrene76 What does the fox say?

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    80 OVR
     
  12. Gyrene76

    Gyrene76 What does the fox say?

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    I didn't realize I needed a LOLB, until I lost two in FA :(
     
  13. Hova

    Hova Live Action. YiYiYi!

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    where will he be playing on the line?
     
  14. Timpegoose

    Timpegoose Walk On

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    I forget his name haha. Whichever one Kasper wanted. I'd probably be willing to trade him, I'll take a look at some point tomorrow. I'll check out your roster too Kasper if you want him.
     
  15. Dru50

    Dru50 Still Chicago's #1 son

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    LG I think. I signed Brian Waters in the offseason who is a RG.
     
  16. I Peench

    I Peench Caught in the hustle

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    1: CB Dion Brand (Kansas)
    Brand had great athleticism and man coverage skills, so he looked like a keepr. I know I'm going to have to trade one of my top two CBs for salary purposes, so this is an anticipatory move.

    2(1): LT Antwan Allen (Arizona)
    Couldn't believe LT Antwan Allen was still here. I had thought about him being my 1st round pick, so to get him here was ridiculous. Hands down the best player in my class. Big Mauler who may move to RT, Allen will be a rock on my line for years to come.

    2(2): MLB Keon Finely (Northwestern)
    Coming into this draft, MLB was perhaps my biggest need. I was looking to take Keoris in the 1st, but he was snatched up early on. I knew nothing about Finely, other than he was praised in storylines. Since I couldn't scout him for some reason, I took a shot in the dark with him and assumed the stories were true. He's ok, but has star development and should blossom into a nice MLB.

    3: DE Rico Cox (Connecticut)
    After losing Osi to a trade, and losing his replacement to retirement, I knew depth would be an issue. I wanted to continue the tradition of multiple pass rush threats, so I went and scouted the hell out of all 43 DEs. Cox was a good scheme fit and has the explosiveness to get in the rotation right away.

    4: HB Mikhail Norrils (Kansas)
    Had plenty of scouts out in Kansas throughout the season, as Norrils was another HB who impressed me. Admittedly, I'd only scouted some of his physical attributes. He came out as a bit of a disappointment, but will be an incredible kick returner. He justifies this pick in that alone.

    5: K Aaaron Cole (Michigan)
    Everyone chuckled when I grabbed this kid, but he's an 81 overall with a big leg. With Lawrence Tynes pushing 35 and struggling last season, this pick made a lot of sense for me moving forward.

    6: DE Giovanni Jolly (Alabama St.)
    Needed some more depth at DE, so I went ahead and grabbed a guy who I knew fit into my scheme well. For the 32nd pick in the 6th, he's not half bad. His 87 speed and 86 acceleration are what initially caught my eye. Good value here.

    7: C Brandon Harris (UTEP)
    Was another shot in the dark, as I needed help at C. Strike. Out. Harris won't last too long.

    Overall, I feel like I really upgraded my special teams. I finally have a great kick returner and a solid kicker, and that should be huge moving forward. I filled needs and got my MLB of the future, as well as a surprise T who should grow into a stud. Very happy with how this turned out.
     
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  17. Hova

    Hova Live Action. YiYiYi!

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    so Waters gets suh?
     
  18. Kasper

    Kasper The Ghost Himself

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    I would definitely be interested. Need to know ASAP though otherwise I am signing Larry Foote
     
  19. Dru50

    Dru50 Still Chicago's #1 son

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    I guess. Believe it or not, I don't base my rotation on playing against the convicts from Detroit.
     
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  20. Big Suge Knight

    Big Suge Knight Walk On

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    He's a 3-4 guy and has low tackle rating so his overall suffers for me. I got a couple solid CB later so not the end of the world
     
  21. PAgamer07

    PAgamer07 We're the ship without a storm

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    How did you get the 16th pick in 2nd anyhow. Dick move if you ask me :p
     
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  22. Gravity

    Gravity Hey, I'm Batman

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    I was surprised to see that one of the Curtis Bro's was still there at 21, picked him up and he is somewhere around a 77 probably depending on the scheme. He also has superstar progression which is nice. At 22 we took Derwyn Davis who is a 80 OVR DT. He should be a very good pass rusher up the middle in our new 4-3. We then took a second DT in the second round named Antonio Bivens. He has the skill set of a NT so his OVR suffers tremendously in the 4-3, but we feel he is a good compliment to Davis Mercilus and Watt who are more pass rush oriented. The rest of the draft sucked, the end.
     
  23. Matrix Monkey

    Matrix Monkey Walk On

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    1 (7) - [Acquired from Redskins] WR - Gilbert Black - My entire goal going into this draft was to find a big physical #1 WR, so I spent a vast majority of my scouting points looking for just the right player. The best one I could find was Marcus Barbour but he was projected to be a Top 5 pick so I thought long and hard about trading up. I knew Black had good ratings but I saved up just enough SP to unlock his potential right before the draft and was excited to learn that he had "Star" development. I could save some draft picks and hope no one else knew about him and snag him at 7. I thought about waiting until my 2nd 1st round pick but didn't want to gamble on missing out on the one player I really wanted.

    1 (20) - HB - Jeune Jones - After FA, a trade, and my first pick I didn't have any other need for starters so I decided to plan for the future as well as go with the BPA. Jones is a fast back with some moves and will fit in perfectly behind Steven Jackson.

    2 (52) - TRADED TO THE RAVENS FOR - WR Torrey Smith - The former Terp will cross the Mighty Mississip' and bring his world class speed to a completely retooled Rams passing attack.

    3 (84) - ROLB - Desmond Edwards - I was targeting TE R. Davis and LOLB D.Philips with my 3rd round pick but unfortunately they were picked back to back 4 and 5 picks ahead of my 3rd round selection =[ I had to come away with a reserve LB in the draft and Edwards fit the range well enough. He has good speed and tackling abilities but needs to learn to be me aware on the field as he backs up the starters at LB in his rookie season.

    4 (116) - CB - Tracey Taylor - Being thin at the safety position behind my starters made me reach pretty heavily here and pick Taylor as I didn't like any of the safeties available. The scouts told me he was average in coverage and tackling but he came in a little worse than that. Hopefully he doesn't see any starting time.

    5 (148) - HB Lache Bronson - The last player on my board was LE M.Cooper who was taken two picks before this one so I just went BPA. I had scouted Bronson a little and knew he was a decent power back who would be good for a 1-2 punch with Jones in case of a SJax injury. Bronson is a tad slow for the NFL but has great moves and excellent power and should at least excel in short yardage and the 4-minute drill.

    6 (180) - ROLB Torrea Horton - I'd lost a lot of LBers to FA and I was just taking shots in the dark at this point anyway. Horton is a bit of a plodder but is a decent tackler and he knows how to diagnose a play, so he'll help out on special teams.

    7 (212) - RE Davante Sanders - Sanders played DE in college but will be moving to DT in my 4-3 system, at 336 lbs he's certainly got the bulk for it. Sanders has great power but struggles to get off of blocks, he'll slot in at the very end of the DL rotation.
     
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  24. Kasper

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    Minnesota Vikings 2013 Draft Recap

    Minnesota addressed a few needs in this draft, the two big ones were MLB and SS. Two picks at both spots will hopefully bring some stability to the positions.

    1st Round: SS Brandon Tynes - 5'11 204 - Illinois - 20 Years Old

    Tynes was the result of having to pick after trying to move up, and SS was a need for us. He was projected as the best SS in the class, so we took the flyer on him. Came in at a 74 in our scheme and should be a solid player in our secondary- though he won't start. We will get to that later. He had some nice plays in my first preseason game against Azure, forcing a fumble on one play I do believe. We might not have got a guy that is going to go out there and try to make plays with his aggressive play ball trait, but the downside is that we are paying 3.5 million dollars for a guy that could likely be a career back up- that said, I don't know what his progression is. Here is to hoping he hangs around Minnesota for a while and makes some plays for us.

    2nd Round: MLB Alec Jones - 6'2 237 - Texas A&M - 22

    Another instance of us jumping the gun on a position that we needed and taking the guy that we thought would give us the best option. Jones comes in at a 72 overall for our scheme, but is an athletic guy with good durability that has potential to be our starter for a while. I plan on either bringing in Larry Foote to mentor him for a while and let the young guy spell the veteran on passing downs etc, but I may also look for a trade. Jones played really well in my preseason game, making some nice pass deflections and displaying his heavy hitting ability a couple times. I would be more than willing to let him be our guy in the middle, but we have the cap space to make a move and get a temporary upgrade. Jones is a confident player that isn't afraid to mix it up with anyone he lines up against (very good confidence trait).

    3rd Round: DT Dwight Maggitt - 6'3 304 - Colorado - 22

    Right after the draft when I saw his overall was only 66- my heart sank. However, once I got on the field with this pass rushing specialist I am happy with the pick. He did a nice job of swimming through Azure's line while getting pressure on the QB twice (one time for a sack, the other to force an incompletion). None of his traits point to him being a good player, but I think he has potential to be a good role player for us on passing downs. If we can get another pass rusher to go along with Allen, Robison, and Kevin Williams, we could be deadly. The thing is, none of his attributes (block shedding, finesse move, etc.) point to him being that good. This could have been a case of him facing a poor offensive lineman in the second half of a preseason game, but we will see what happens with Dwight.

    4th Round: WR Tymichael Williams - 6'1 214 - Alabama - 22

    He comes in at only a 65 overall, but he made some nice catches in my preseason game. He will likely be my 3rd or 4th option, as I plan on adding a veteran wide receiver opposite Harvin, and then it will be up to Greg Childs and Williams to battle it out for that slot spot. Williams is a good route runner with ample speed, and good hands. Honestly the fact that he was from Alabama was a big reason I picked him up.

    4th Round: SS Jalen Dickerson - 6'0 207 - Notre Dame - 20

    Dickerson is the 3rd Irish safety to be drafted by the Vikings (current FS starter Harrison Smith, and recently cut SS Robert Blanton), and he is without a doubt our classes crown jewel. Jalen comes in at an 82 overall and is our day 1 starter. We will need to work on his man coverage, as I like a SS that can come down into the box and man up with offensive players, but his 80 zone will be more than enough for now. We only have to pay him roughly 500k a year, so this is a 100% steal at that price. I don't know how to check progression, so I'm not sure about his- regardless he will be a good one for us for a while I hope.

    5th Round: CB Devin Britt - 5'10 202 - Oklahoma - 22

    Britt was a last minute selection, as we were kind of just fishing for a lucky pick here. His 81 man coverage gives him a shot to play right away, but he might need some more work. He is a solid athlete with enough speed and quickness to work, and he can jump pretty well (enough to break balls up). Who knows, he might get cut but he isn't bad. Comes from a good program in Oklahoma and brings a winning attitude if nothing else.

    6th Round: MLB Bensly Fontes - 6'2 241 - Michigan - 20

    Took another chance here and got a 68 overall young guy that with a little work could be a serviceable backup. I plan on making a move for a MLB somewhere, so he could be a casualty of preseason. Big hitter with solid tackling- but can't really cover for shit. Could be a nice addition on any team, but like I said MLB will get some attention one way or another for us.

    7th Round: WR Dillon Gibbons - 6'4 224 - Washington State - 20

    Got some nice value here late with Gibbons, who comes in at 72 overall (not bad considering that makes him the 2nd best reciever on the team. Had 5 catches for 62 yards and a TD in the preseason opener, so he will find a way on the roster one way or another. I forgot about him while talking about the upcoming position battle between Tymichael Williams and Greg Childs-- Gibbons will definitely be in the mix. He is a very confident player who won't back down from any corners, so it honestly surprise me if he is starting opposite of Percy in the first regular season game. Should be a fun battle for the 2nd and 3rd WR spots.
     
  25. JohnnyClutch

    JohnnyClutch They only hear my truth

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    You take him in the first. Drew was easily number one on my board if I could of made the draft. Dude was straight up nasty when I scouted him.
     

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