Draft Stories 2017

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  1. Freakskull

    Freakskull Lobsters are mermaids to scorpions.

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    Lets hear about the biggest hits and misses - and what your commissioners did right and what we can do better next time!

    New Contest: If you have a player with the lowest overall (offense and defense) or a player with the lowest overall attribute, you win $5 million dollars! Post proof here.

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  2. ragingpdm

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    Ah man, I just dropped my lowest overall player.
     
  3. ZCar352

    ZCar352 Keep Pounding...Go Panthers!!!

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    Portland Snowhawks
    1st Round Pick #2: QB Jordan Watkins
    Phillip Rivers decided to hang it up after this last season so Portland had to make some decisions pretty quickly leading up the draft and that meant shipping Keenan Allen to Indy to land this #2 pick and this pick was a home run for Portland as Watkins is a very solid quarterback with everything you could ask for strong arm and awesome short and medium throw accuracy. His only flaw if you will is his deep accuracy but I imagine it won't take long to get that where it needs to be.

    1st Round Pick #12: WR Rashad Dobbins
    Another last minute deal that came together was getting #12 from the Desperado's and we had a gameplan in place to get Dobbins if he was there or take CB Jalston Russel. When Dobbins wasn't picked it was an easy decision to take Dobbins. The 6'2 receiver from Florida boasts 94 speed with 84 catching and will come in and slide into the slot receiver roll for this season and after the season rental of Brandon Marshall he will be the #2 behind Moncrief.

    3rd Round Pick #15: T Phillip Hankins

    We went with Hankins with our first 3rd round pick to add depth on our O-line that has some aging players. He is a RT but he will be shifted to LT to back up Orlando Franklin and possibly will start next year. Hankins has 89 Strength and 80 Run/Pass Blocking with 85 Impact Blocking. depending on what happens this coming offseason Hankins will either start at tackle or move inside to Guard.

    3rd Round #20: DT Soma Sampson
    After trading away Shelton to Minnesota to get pieces to get the #12 pick to take Dobbins, we needed to fill that hole. Was looking at Dion Wright and Darren Bars but both went before we picked again and we had to go with Sampson and he was a solid pick. He has 85 Strength with 84 Power Moves and Block Shedding and will fit in very nicely next to Devin McKay and having Fast development doesn't hurt either.

    After Sampson its just meh picks but I am excited for whats to come and cannot wait to play with these fellas in the user season.
     
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  4. seanisgreat87

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    Seeing as I lost my lt to free agency and my starter was going to be a 56 ovr, drafting a 76 overall lt David Griffin with pick 14 wasn't so bad and should have an impact immediately... needs some work on his mechanics but he's a large and strong fella. Later in the draft we took a shot on a rb, didn't get the stud we wanted but we'll see how he does during the sim season. We had a huge hit in what I believe to be the 4th Rd with the drafting of a stud strong saftey. 81 ovr superstar who is gonna fit right in taking over for a long in the tooth Bethea.
     
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  5. Freakskull

    Freakskull Lobsters are mermaids to scorpions.

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    It's ok, find em in free agency and link em. It's not a requirement you keep the player, just that you drafted em.
     
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    New Orleans saints draft.

    Good draft with three starters.....lg le and cb. Best part of the draft was getting picks in the 1st 2nd and 3rd rounds of next weeks draft in a draft day trade .
     
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  7. RyanRain39

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    http://daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5506373/attributes Cut him last night

    http://daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5505160/attributes Just for special teams


    QB Andrew Jones :http://daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5505691 Hopefully the face of the offense. A step better than Foles, and way easier on the bank account.

    LOLB (now MLB) DJ Harper: http://daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5506319 The Road Warrior is nearing the end of the road, and someone has to be there to take over when the time comes.

    TE: Kason Riley: http://daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5505513 Possibly the best TE in the draft, like Harper, getting ready to take over for a vet who is leaving some huge shoes to fill.

    DT: Tyronne Casey: http://daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5506828 The only Superstar of the draft. Projected very late, as is my M.O., I find the defensive line deep in the draft. It was a bit hard this time, now that everyone else is catching on to me, just means I will have open door to other positions ;)
     
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  8. ZCar352

    ZCar352 Keep Pounding...Go Panthers!!!

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  9. RyanRain39

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    Er, yeah. Lol
     
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  11. Freakskull

    Freakskull Lobsters are mermaids to scorpions.

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  12. akutozo

    akutozo Baby, I'm a Brown.

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    He'll get picked up by someone.
     
  13. Woody

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    Reminds me of Hayward-Bey. Fast as hell but can't catch a cold
     
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  14. akutozo

    akutozo Baby, I'm a Brown.

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    He could honestly convert to a very good KR/PR and frankly, as a slot WR he could do someone good. He might not be 100% reliable but if you get the ball in his hands, those 3 times he failed you might not matter so much.
     
  15. Woody

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    Well, thanks. Now I had to go pick him up again and need to cut someone else
     
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  16. akutozo

    akutozo Baby, I'm a Brown.

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    Browns Draft 2018
    Going into the Draft, the Browns had so many draft picks that we had to hire Marshawn Lynch to carry them all.

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    Unfortunately, Marshawn was so tired that after the draft he took a day of rest and decided to retire IRL. Sorry Seahawks fans.

    First Round:

    With the 3rd pick in the 2018 NFL draft, the Cleveland Browns select.... Evan Meyer!

    This 21 year old Quarterback entered the league with 94 Throw Power, 88 Short Accuracy, 80 Medium and 76 Deep. Add in a Superstar development trade and being one of the youngest Quarterbacks in the league and you have the Browns 1st QB worthy of being handed the keys to the franchise. With his dashing good looks, he'll be what Jay Cutler never could be: Good at his job.

    With the 13th pick in the 2018 NFL draft, the Cleveland Browns select... Artaves Fitzgerald!

    The 22 year old from Miami is the definition of a Hurricane, with 95 SPD and 92 ACC. He'll be able to keep up with some of the fastest WRs in the league which should be the definition of scary given his strong Zone Coverage (86) with 80 Man and 80 Press for an even balance. Scouts say he'll develop FAST and paired alongside Abdulai Adenji, they can stretch the field all day long in coverage.

    With the 15th pick in the 2018 NFL draft, the Cleveland Browns select.... Jalston Russel!

    Russel was supposed to be gone by #15 and this made things difficult. Kyle Middlebrooks had already been taken off the board and the Browns didn't see very many 1st round talents left that could fill their immediate needs. Deciding to double down, they went by best player available.. and here was Russel. Built like a safety, he's 6'2'', sporting 79 Pursuit and 87 Press with a powerful 83 STR. The boy can cover, with 85 Zone and 83 Press.


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    With the 34th pick in the 2018 NFL draft, the Cleveland Browns select... Tyrone Collins!

    This tiny WR out of S.C. State exploded at the combine. Based on his numbers, the Browns expected him to fly off the board in the late 1st. When he was there at 34, they couldn't let him drop any further. He's already replaced starter Jaron Brown as the slot WR, and who can blame them? 97 SPD. 97 ACC. 94 AGI. 95 Juke. 93 Jump. 84 Catch, Catch in Traffic AND Spec Catch with a surprising 82 Release on such a small frame. His Route Running at 79, he's already shown he can catch in bounds on the sidelines and doesn't drop passes. He has the making of a superstar, and his development will prove it.

    With the 52nd pick in the 2018 NFL draft, the Cleveland Browns select... Armond Means!

    This was a luxury pick for Cleveland, as they were already stout on the defensive line and didn't necessarily need Means. That being said, some rough press led to a 1st round talent falling into the deep second and sometimes you have to take a gamble. Trading up the packers, the Browns locked down a guy that is crazy fast. 85 SPD with 90 ACC on 6'3'', 260 pound frame. With 85 Pursuit, 82 Block Shed, 81 Hit Power and 80 Finesse, he can step right up as a solid pass rusher or run stuffer.

    3rd Round:

    With the 74th pick in the 2018 NFL draft, the Cleveland Browns select... Mason Nunley!

    Another luxury pick for Cleveland, they had Bryce Petty sitting as the backup QB and decided to fill a hole by upgrading their backup WB situation. WIth 93 Throw Power, 83 Short and 81 Mid Accuracy they've done it. Throw in a solid 88 TAC and you have the backup QB of the future.


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    With the 120nd pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns select... Parker Spencer!

    The unheralded corner out of Georgia Tech, scouts questioned whether he would have the speed as a corner back to compete at the next level. That being said, Spencer has the skills to make a good show of it. Despite his low top speed of 87, he accelerates into full blast at a whopping 93 and has solid coverage skills, with 86 zone, 84 man and 81 press. Mix in 70 play recognition and he is already catching up to the speed of the NFL game. Only time will tell if he can keep up, but in the zone coverage schemes the Browns have emphasized the last few years and Superstar development trait, all eyes are on him to succeed.
     
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    With the 9th pick in the first round the Seattle Seahawks select: CB Marvin Wright
    Seattle later shipped out aging CB Richard Sherman to the Dallas Cowboys after picking up Alabama's Marvin Wright. At only 5'10 Wright has the quickness to keep up with receivers and makes up for his size with the ability to jump for balls over some of the SEC's best wide receivers. He has watched Joe Haden's professional and collegiate career and has mimicked the way he plays, it's no surprise to see him wearing #23 with Seattle.

    With the 9th pick in the second round the Seattle Seahawks select: MLB James Wright
    The cousin of the K.J. Wright, football is in his genes. Wright was a high performer at Tennessee, showing some of the best tackling skills in college football. Working with K.J. Wright throughout his college career and now the opportunity to learn from Bobby Wagner, the sky is the limit with Wright.

    With the 29th pick in the second round the Seattle Seahawks select: C Trey Riley
    Riley has the size and strength to hold off defenders at the next level. Riley helped pave the way for Ole Miss' running game this season with his excellent run blocking. Although he needs to work on his pass blocking, Riley should be able to come into Seattle and make an immediate impact at the offensive line,

    With the 9th pick in the third round the Seattle Seahawks select: SS DeVaunte Finley
    Finley saw his draft stock fall after his off field issues. Seattle gambled on the SS from Michigan State who led the team in interceptions this season. Finley's coverage skills and ability to pursue the ball should be feared with his ability to catch any ball within reach. With the departure of Kam Chancellor (Atlanta Falcons), Finley will see plenty of action in the upcoming season.

    With the 9th pick in the fourth round the Seattle Seahawks select: RT Julius Gilmore
    No surprise here as Seattle desperately needs the help at the offensive line. Like Riley, Gilmore showed off great strength and run blocking this season but lacks in protecting the quarterback Gilmore should still be able to make an impact with Seattle and help open lanes for Rawls/Cooper.
     
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  18. greatnessdc

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    The Falcons came into this draft lacking a first round pick after trading up for QB Jordan Vereen the year prior.


    2nd round pick 27: LT Darious Austin: http://www.daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5502554/attributes
    Austin who has top notch blocking skills for a rookie saw a giant slide in the draft due to his low bench press reps. He seems to be lacking strength, the question is can he make up for that with good footwork and blocking technique. The Falcons acquired this pick by trading away former RT Ryan Schrader who is earily similar in terms of ability.

    2nd round pick 31: OLB Sam Lawson: http://www.daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5504615/attributes
    Lawson was another talent the Falcons were surprised fell into their laps. Its rare to see a fast linebacker coming out of college with the ability to cover as well as Lawson can from day one. His ability to recognize plays is well above a normal rookie. Day 1 starter at one of the LB'ing positions.

    3rd round pick 30: WR Reggie Stover: http://www.daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5506958/attributes
    After watching a few WR's they wanted drop off the board the Falcons chose Stover in the 3rd round. While Stover isn't as coveted as some of the earlier drafted WR's he brings a lot to an offense that lacked a true weapon outside of Julio in the playoffs. Stover is a playmaker once he gets the ball in his hands but lacks the ability to make the flashy top 10 catches.

    3rd round pick 31: HB Aram Still: http://www.daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5506134/attributes
    Still was my Steal of the draft. After watching Lenex Porter go off the board early the Falcons were still optimistic about finding a replacement to Adrian Peterson. When this pick came up there were 2 halfbacks on the board and the Falcons chose the right one. Stills is an ideal fit for a zone blocking system. He has the agility and accel required to make quick moves and go. His elusiveness and ability to break defenders ankles are going to make him a force once he gets a lane.

    5th round pick 31: LE Antuan Reid: http://www.daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5506892/attributes
    Reid was the BPA available for the Falcons at this pick. Arguably the least needed position on the Falcons team was DE, but as they say you can never have enough pass rushers in the NFL. Reid has the ability to push through an offensive lineman or go around him to sack a QB. With an aging and expensive Bruce Irvin on the roster you have to wonder if this was a sign in a shift of the line in the near future.

    Overall the Falcons managed to get 4 new starters with their first 4 picks. Heading into the next draft with every pick but my 3rd.
     
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    Texans management came reasonably pleased with their day at the draft. Last year they hit big on multiple 1st & 2nd round picks, but this year they came in with fewer selections & a couple of spots needing an upgrade.


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    Texans brass were extremely active in trade talks in the hours leading up to the draft but, after a number of discussions with multiple teams, finally came back to the team that brought them to the dance: for the second year in a row, HOU traded back with CLE, this time sending the #13 overall pick plus a 3rd next year for two late 1st round selections. CB was the Texans' top priority, and after much back and forth, Jarrick Brandon out of Auburn rated #2 on their board. He wasn't as NFL-ready as most of the other prospects in this loaded CB class but possessed an incredibly rare combination of man coverage skills, speed, athleticism, and size--and still just 21 years old. HC/GM Francis bet on the future with Brandon, and though he's been slower learning the system than hoped, that hasn't been a huge barrier thus far. Outside of #1 overall superstar Trey Browning, HOU management truly feels like they may have nabbed the eventual #2 CB prospect at 24th overall.

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    Another ongoing need for the Texans has been to progressively revamp their O-line, and now to finally find a replacement for long-time Pro-Bowl LT Duane Brown. Still on the board at the end of the 1st round, HOU had rated Vaughan prior to the draft as the #2 O-line prospect by a hair. He's still lacking in pass protection and thus doesn't figure to be the long-term solution at LT, but he came in as the top backup his rookie season, and HOU is hoping he can earn a starting spot somewhere along the line in 2018.

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    Rounds 3-7
    No sure-fire starters were nabbed in the mid/late rounds, but the Texans addressed a few different positions of need while upgrading the overall talent level of their depth: an intriguing 3-4 ILB who has a shot at developing into a long-term starter, a WR with solid ball skills, a decent backup tackle, and a QB with enticing athleticism.

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    Overall Draft Grade: B+
     
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    1st Round, 20th Pick-CB Abram Hunter-77 OVR, SLOW DEV http://www.daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5506906/attributes
    The Pack were elated to see Hunter still available at 20, who they had as the #2 CB in the draft. Although he has slow development, his speed will let him do exactly what Green Bay needs, which is be a dangerous nickel.

    1st Round, 30th Pick-RT Zack Blake-78 OVR, AVG DEV http://www.daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5505236/attributes
    Blake's bench press numbers and ability to hold his block were eye popping early in the process. He has all the tools to be an elite OL in the league for a long time.

    2nd Round, 10th Pick-LB Montra Lucas-71 OVR, SLOW DEV http://www.daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5504938/attributes
    This was the first real disappointing pick for Green Bay this draft. Lucas was known to be a 4-3 LB but his off the chart athleticism and coverage skills led the Packers to believe he could play in a 3-4. However, he struggled in the transition in the preseason.

    2nd Round, 19th Pick-WR Branch Ball-78 OVR, STAR DEV http://www.daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5506588/attributes
    WR was one of the teams biggest needs going into the draft and although management knew the position was deep, they didn't expect to snag this stud in the middle of the 2nd. Ball is explosive and sure handed and will step right into the starting lineup.

    2nd Round, 30th Pick-OLB Will Mallett-70 OVR, FAST DEV http://www.daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5506666/attributes
    Another situation where GB reached for a LB outside of their scheme. Mallett is an absolute baller but we will see how he can adjust to a new defensive scheme.

    3rd Round, 24th Pick-WR Andrew Foreman-78 OVR, FAST DEV http://www.daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5506287/attributes
    This guy is a STUD. He came in with almost all of the WR traits, and could very well be the best WR in the entire draft. Warning greatnessdc DO NOT click link.

    4th Round, 10th Pick-RG Christopher Preston-71 OVR, STAR DEV http://www.daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5506450/attributes
    Possibly the best pick in a solid draft for the Packers, Preston will come right in and start in the sim season so he can adjust to the NFL game. He is a quick learner and will be a key cog on the OL for the rest of the cycle.

    4th Round, 20th Pick-LB Damion Bess-71 OVR, AVG DEV http://www.daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5505269/attributes
    Bess' had some of the best PMV in the entire draft which led the Packers to take a flyer on him. He is nothing incredible but will be a solid pass rusher in certain situations.

    Had a couple solid depth picks later in the draft and snagged my starting P. Overall, I give my draft a B+
     
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