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HB Ja'Mario WardMontana Ja'Mario was not the Giants initial selection going into this pick. However, they definitely got a player they didn't think they'd get. Ward not only brings speed to the backfield (95), but he has some of the best overall running skills of any back in this draft. He is very elusive (88) and will get away if given space (97 accel). Don't expect him to cough up the football easily (88 carry), he will juke (93) or spin (85) out of most tackles. Look for him to challenge for a starting role. OLB Keifer CarterOklahoma State Carter was not one of the most scouted OLB's and many assumed he'd slip, but the Giants saw a playmaker. He is a hard hitting (89) backer that gets to the ball fast (84) and will make his presence known. He is one of the best blitzing backers in the draft (80 Pmv, 84 FMV). Look for Carter to develop nicely in this Giants defense. FS Jordan McCoyOhio Jordan McCoy may be one of the steals of the draft. An absolute ball hawk (85 ZCV), McCoy not only defends the pass well, but he covers the field (90 SPD) and will make you pay for it if you come down with the football (92 Hit Power). Look for McCoy to challenge for a starting role. MLB Verley OrrMissouri State
Initial reaction from many, was that this was a reach. However, the Giants knew better and you could see the new starting MLB in this Giants defense. New York has a new mindset, and it can be seen in the previously mentioned picks. That is hard hitting football. Orr is no exception. He brings the boom (93 Hit Power) and will chase you down (82 Pursuit, 79 Speed). Orr could be the next big LB in New York. OT Addison RomeMichigan State The Giants offensive line could always use some help and the Giants think they found a future with Addison Rome. He is a running backs friend and will really help the Giants run game develop (80 RBK, 82 IBL). CB Charlston HendrixTexas Tech Hendrix was another player on the Giants board that they couldn't pass up. His coverage skills aren't bad, but they aren't great (76 Man, 79 Zone), but what sets him apart is his return ability (85 Return). He has good speed (90) and gets their quickly (94 Accel). TE Donnie SpragueIowa It is no secret that the Giants need some help at the TE position. Donnie Sprague from Iowa is a work in progress, but the Giants like his potential. If competing for a ball, he is a good shot at being the one to come away with it (82 CIT). He may make the team, he may not, but look for him to work as hard as he can for Big Blue. OT Damion MotesWalla Walla
Try a Google image search for Walla Walla football. You won't get much. However, Damion Motes is something that should've caught the eyes of reporters like he did for the GMen. Motes is a 6'4" stud who is a key part of Walla Walla's success in the passing game. He will need to work on his run blocking, but should see playing time down the road. (83 PBK, 81 IBL)
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The New York Jets 2014 Draft Class QB Stephen Diaz (1st #7)Oklahoma State After dratfing Diaz, the Jets announced the release of Mark Sanchez. Sounds like the Jets organization are going to give Diaz the ropes with Tebow behind him. Diaz didnt come cheap the Jets gave up their #25 pick in the draft, 1st 2015, and 3rd 2015. So, Diaz better be the real deal! WE all know he is a athlete (85spd) playing quarterback, but can he be a NFL quarterback.... Only time will tell.. CB Rashad Moore (4th #32)Rutgers With Cromartie soon to be a FA, the Jets need depth behind Revis at CB. In taking Rashad Moore, the Jets can develop him into a slot CB in the NFL. He already has the speed to cover fast WR's, but he has to develop the skills. Many GM's didnt have Moore in their Top CB's on their boards, but the Jets had him higher because of his speed and zones skills to help the Jets in their zone blitz schemes they love to run......
WR Domico PattersonRound 2 #31 - Rice - 22 Yrs - 6'2" 207 Lbs Having traded their 1st and 3rd round picks for Larry Fitzgerald and still having Justin Blackmon, the Jaguars go with a WR for the 1st pick of the draft??? The Jags caught a lot of slack last season for taking 2 QBs and 2 RBs in the first 4 rounds, but if anything, it shows the Jags are committed to a BAP philosophy and they do it again here. The Jags management had given Patterson a top 20 grade for this draft and were shocked to see him fall this far in the draft. 90 Catch In Traffic, 85 Spectacular Catch, 83 Release, 95 Jumping, 97 Speed, 86 Acceleration, 82 Agility, 83 Elusiveness, 82 Juke, and a 69 Trucking(above average for WRs). His only drawbacks are a 70 Catch and 75 Route Running. In just a couple seasons, Patterson is capable of becoming a top WR in the NFL.
CB Keeston AlexanderRound 3 #20 - New Mexico State - 22 Yrs - 6'1" 187 Lbs The Jaguars were really surprised to see Alexander fall this far down the draft. Alexander is one of the most balanced CBs in the draft with 86 Man Coverage and 77 Zone Coverage. But on top of that, he's good at pretty much everything. 75 Play Recognition, 75 Press, 85 Pursuit, 88 Jumping, 92 SPD, 92 ACC, 88 Agility, 89 BCV, 95 Juke, and 92 Toughness. And to make it even more of a steal, Alexander has Superstar development. Get ready to see a lot of this guy, HK. SS C.J. RichardsonRound 4 #31 - Miami - 20 Yrs - 6'1" 210 Lbs The Jaguars had Richardson as the #1 SS in this draft. He comes in with 87 Zone Coverage, 80 Pursuit, 77 Tackle, 81 Hit Power, and great ball skills. He'll be able to sit behind Dawan Landry for a few years before eventually taking over at SS. CB Danny McGaughyRound 5 #31 - UNC - 22 Yrs - 6'0" The Jags love to play zone defense and McGaughy is the best zone defender in the draft. He comes in with 90 Zone Coverage and the ball skills to make defenses pay for throwing in his direction. However, he has some serious shortcomings. Only 67 Man Coverage and 59 Play Recognition may make it tough for him to see the field. If his speed was a little higher, he'd be a great fit at FS. WR Alex AndersonRound 6 #31 - Colorado State - 21 Yrs - 5'9" 195 Lbs This is a prime example of a BAP pick. After having traded for Fitz and taking Patterson, the Jags go WR again in the 6th round with the chance that there may not even be a spot for him on the roster. That doesn't look to be the case now as the Jags are really excited at how Anderson turned out. His catching skills are average, but with 87 RLS, 88 JMP, 96 SPD, 99 ACC, 83 AGI, and 82 Juke, he can turn into a really good player. Plus, with 86 Kick Return, he can make an immediate impact. TE Christian DuncanRound 7 #22 - Duke - 22 Yrs - 6'5" 255 Lbs Not liking the players available at this point, the Jags took a shot at a projected undrafted player here. Duncan may not be the ideal TE for the Jags(only has a 51 Ovr), but with 75 SPD, 85 ACC, 88 JMP and 79 CTH, he looks to be a pretty decent receiving TE for this spot in the draft. FS Alex HerringRound 7 #31 - Ohio - 21 Yrs - 6'2" 216 Lbs With the 2nd to last pick in the draft, the Jaguars were able to get that FS out of Ohio. No, not the one that everyone wanted(Jordan McCoy), but his backup Alex Herring. Herring wasn't projected to be drafted, but the Jags decided to take a shot and see how he turned out...and they're actually pleasantly surprised. Herring comes in as a 65 OVR but has 95 SPD, 91 ACC, 94 Hit Power, and some very good ball skills. Herring may not be the one everyone wanted, but he's got the potential to be something special.
HAL9100 i had Keeston Alexander as my #1 CB, the problem was I needed a WR and a RE for my first 2 picks.
I had him as my #2. I was torn on him because of his zone coverage. I'm probably one of the few, if not the only, HK members that runs more zone than man. So, when scouting, a 77 zone was pretty disappointing to me. So I had Xavier Rozier as my #1. But in the 3rd round, it was a pretty easy choice to go for Alexander, imo.
Tennessee Titans 2014 Draft ClassCB Jarvis MorganRound 1: 9th Pick - Iowa St. - 6'2 220 Titans were confident in this pick since day 1. Even with addition of Brandon Browner in FA Titans had a vision to draft Morgan. With Browner at 6'4 221 and Morgan 6'2 220. Titans have some physical CB's. Morgan will also provide some special teams help after losing Mariani. ROLB Jameson LeeRound 2: 9th pick - Arkansas - 6'1 240This was a surprise pick to people close to Titans. Titans had looked at him but wanted someone else deeper, a final decision came through and Lee is now a Titan. Coaches looked more into him in the draft room and saw something they liked. He will look to get some PT as a back up. With Witherspoon aging he could get some number 1 looks if he can compete with Zach Brown. RE Tre HallRound 3: 9th Pick - SMU - 6'4 271Titans passed on Rozier and Archer to not only get Morgan but we are confident in Hall. His talents are good, with some room to improve. He will be a great speed rusher and has a great one to follow in Kamerion Wimbley SS Nino KellyRound 4: 9th Pick - Northwood (MI) - 5'11 187Nino has some upside to him. Although he may not have insane hit power he has some great play recognition and leaping abilities. He may be able to find his way into some playing time. With a strong preseason he could have an expanded role for the Titans. LT Lacy TylerRound 5: 9th Pick - Purdue - 6'4 322Tyler is a workhorse that given some development he could produce into a starter. He is a manbeast on the line and has a motor for a big guy. Super strong and super in shape. He may take the spot of FA acquisition Marshal Newhouse or maybe Byron Stingly WR Billy WatkinsRound 6: 9th pick - Missouri Western St. 6'3 200With great leaping ability and decent strength and size he could become a redzone threat. He can leap for the ball but lacks the ability to always be able to pull it in. With some practice he may be able to get that down. QB Miles QuaglieriRound 7: 9th pick - UNLV - 6'4 215Projected to be undrafted he didn't expect a call. But Titans are always looking for answers to get a 'Tom Brady' type steal. Locker will continue to be the man for at least this year but Quaglieri has some interesting attributes. 77 Short acc 79 medium acc and 85 throw power. He can move with the ball as well, not near as well as Locker but he may be more accurate for the way the Titans use their QB. Only time will tell if he could find a way into the starting spot
New Bears join the pack
There is excitement in The windy city of Chicago after a very successful draft where GM thirdalarm put together a great group of young athletes to keep the "youth movement" in Chi-Town headed in the right direction. The main focus was bringing in some young fast physical DB's to help slow down Jshaver and the Packers Offence this season, as the Bears want prominence in the Black N Blue NFC North. The Bears have the money to pick up some strong Free Agents and string that together with a great group of young athletes for a winning recipe this season.
Round 1 pick 11. DT Tevin Bryson 6'4 309 Virginia-The Bears were eyeballing MLB Logan Bollinger here but after he went off the board early, the focus easily switched to Bryson who is an OVR 79 and 94 STR and "SuperStar" development, he has the size and strength that thirdalarm dreams of. He will make an impact from the first snap as he will line up next to Albert "Grizzlie Bear" Haynesworth on the D-line.
Round 2 pick 43. DE Kade Snyder 6'5 270 Georgia-It would be an understatement to say that Coach Third was excited to see Kade still there when the Bears were on the clock. With the retirement of future hall of Famer Julius Peppers, Kade will slide right into a starting roll for the departed Peppers. Kade Snyder brings an 85 PMV with 90 Speed.... yes 90!!! and he will be striking fear on the QB's Blind side this year at RE and with "superstar" development as well, he will be skyrocketing his attributes for years to come.
Round 2 pick 47.(from SD) SS Davis Nix 6'1 212 East Carolina-Nix comes into the NFL as a 76 OVR head hunter with an 80 TAK and 85 HPW and a quick development and will fit right in with the Chicago 4-3 "smash-mouth" Defense that Coach Third demands out of his DB's. Nix formed his style of play by watching Future Hall of Famer Ed Reed growing up and mimics his play on the turf. Nix will be a starter in this young Bears D that plans on making Green Bay WRs pay anytime they go up for a ball.
Round 4 pick 107. CB Nico Virgil 5'11 185 Iowa St.Virgil was a lock-down DB at Iowa St and seems to transition well into the NFL as he will start for the Bears, with 93 SPD and 85 MCV, he plays bigger than his 185 lb frame would show and he has an amazing 93 AGI to keep up with todays NFL WR's.
Round 5 pick 139. CB Jermaine "spider monkey" Greene 5'9 190 Georgia Tech-the Bears fell in love with Greene at the combine as he showed scouts why his team mates called him "the spider monkey" flashing his 91 MCV.... wow!! and his 73 HPW, Coach Thirdalarm quoted "This guy sweats glue" and we are very excited to have him in Chicago!
Round 6 pick 171.OLB Jalen Martin 6'2 236 St. Augustine-In a draft that saw Line Backers flying off the board early Coach Third played the patience game and landed Martin in the 6th round. He is a bit of a project and the only knock on him is his pass coverage will need to improve before he starts in the NFL, but there is no denying this kid can play. Martin brings a bone crunching 94 HPW and 90 ACC that allows him to "wind up" before bringing a hay-maker of a hit on the ball carrier that made him too hard to pass up in the 6th round.
Round 6 pick 175(from SD) CB Algrenon "swagger" Swain 6'0 191 lbs East Carolina-A former and now current team mate of the above Davis Nix at East Carolina, Swain is very confident in his "smelf"and reunited with his partner in crime. The two feed off of each other and nothing should change as Swain will be in the Bears Dime package this year. A 70 OVR will get him plenty of time on the field this season.
Round 7 pick 203.CB Jason Harris 6'0 195 Illinois-Harris played both sides of the ball in college and is the All-time leading High School receiver in the State of Illinois, He transitioned to DB at the collegiate level but still has his 81 Catch ability and 95 SPD and 84 MCV that makes him a physical CB in todays NFL. A 70 OVR in the 7th round in with those skills is a nice grab to finish off a great draft for Chicago.
PHILLY FINDS VALUE,''PROFIT'' IN LIMITED DRAFT At the press conference when he was formally introduced as the new leader of the Eagles, Coach Reb thanked the thousands of ''energetic supporters'' who were in attendance and stated that the ''loyal fan base'' was one of the factors in his decision to leave Foxboro. Since that fateful, the Eagles are 1-7 on the field under Coach Reb and entered the Draft on the heels of a tumultuous off-season filled with gaffes and resulted in a cap penalty. This penalty created a tight cap and directly led to a front office decision to trade out of the first two rounds of the Draft and cut Michael Vick. In true Philly fashion, the fan base turned on Reb who now woud likely add a few other words to describe the fan base in addition to those when he was hired (obsessed, delusional and fanatical). About five hundred Eagles fans made the short trip to Radio City Music Hall for the Draft, and they were there for one reason - - to once again shamelessly exhibit their self-loathing and make the McNabb draft of 1999 look like child's play. They jeered, cursed, drank and booed for hours; but, when the picks were made and the over-analysis was complete, most rank and file Philly fans at least agreed that while it is still to early for a pardon or reprieve, Reb did earn a stay of execution. The Eagles managed to draft players who will contribute immediately on the promise of rebuilding through all of the picks in next years Draft. MARIO PROFIT (WR) - UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH3RD ROUND, 23RD PICK6'2'' 188 lbs. - 78 OVR - 97 SP - 93 ACC - 72 CTH - 83 SPCTH - 88 KR LAJARVIS GOODALL (FB) - COLGATE UNIVERSITY 4TH ROUND, 8TH PICK 5'11'' 256 lbs. - 82 OVR - 77 SP - 73 ACC - 80 AWR - 82 IBK - 76 RBK
ARMOND CHAPPELLE (WR) - UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO 5TH ROUND, 8TH PICK 5'10'' 198 lbs. - 79 OVR - 95 SP - 98 ACC - 70 CTH - 76 RTE - 88 REL - 90 KR BRONSON MCROY (P) - UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN CAROLINA 7TH ROUND, 8TH PICK5'10'' 190 lbs. - 71 OVR - 82 KP - 79 KA - 82 AW
There is only one Steve Weatherford, and he sure as shit would never play for Philly
My content commitment in HK is to post pics of shirtless dudes. I could not find a pic of a punter from Western Carolina on Google, and BobJr comes down hard on me if I do not give the members what they want so I just threw this in at the end as a little gift. I knew Cimmy24 would especially enjoy the symmetry of this photo.
Panthers hope to turn franchise around after big trade and a great draft Rd 1 Pick 4..........Cam Czaplewski QB BYU 81 OVR, 93 THP, 76 SAC, 82 MAC, 80 DAC, 85 RUN, STAR Czaplewski was dominant at BYU shattering records held by some of the NFL's greatest that went thru the esteemed university in Utah. Son of a mormon bishop Czaplewski is a coaches dream, a honor roll academic all american and film room guru. The Panthers are excited to have their next franchise QB Rd 1 Pick 18.........John Jean-Louis Illinois WR 72 OVR, 99 SPD, 85 CTH, 92 ACC, 85 AGI, 80 CTH, QUICK This lightning fast WR ran the 4th fastest combine 40 ever, checks in with 99 SPD. Panther coach Jim Black was thrilled when Jean-Louis was staring at him at pick 18 of the first round. Jean-Louis will have big shoes to fill hoping to try to fill the void left by the sudden retirement of Panther great Steve Smith Rd 2 Pick 4...........Teran Gadell Virginia LT 77 OVR, 85 STR, 86 PBK, 82 IBL QUICK Virginia LT Teran Gadell is a talented LT that filled a major need at LT. The Panthers OL was an issue and with the drafting of Gadell the franchise believe's they have addressed a pressing issue. With 93 STR and 85 IBL they look to have drafted their LT of the future. Rd 2 Pick 18.........Luis Whitehead Kansas St RG 79 OVR, 93 STR, 80 RBK, 85 IBL The second round proved fruitful for the Panthers as they used yet another pick they received from the Cam Newton trade to acquire RG Luis Whitehead. The Panthers addressed another hole on the OL grabbing the G from Kansas St. He is a pancaking monster at 6'5 322. Coach Black insisted they did their homework and are convinced Whitehead's off-field issues are behind him. In 2010 as a freshman he was charged with assault after an altercation at an off campus frat party. in 2011 he negotiated a plea bargain after being charged with burglary. We will see if Whitehead can stay out of trouble. Rd 3 Pick 4..........Rahmon Lindley DT 78 OVR, 85 STR, 83 PMV, 88 ACC, 73 SPD Lindely is a quick DT that was primed to start for the Panthers. That was until they went out and grabbed Gerald McCoy and Jason Jones at DT. Lindley's time could be put on hold. Rd 4 Pick 4..........Javia Black Wake Forest FS 77 OVR, 94 HPW, 85 SPD STAR Stud. That's how Coach Black described Javia Black. Didn't hurt he has same last name as the coach. Black will strike fear in opposing receiver's hearts if they come over the middle as Black was a devastating hitter at Wake Forest. He was 7th in tackles in the ACC. That's quite an accomplishment for a FS. Rd 5 Pick 4..........Quentin Christian Kutztown Univ HB 68 OVR, 93 SPD, 93 AGI, 90 ACC, 90 ELU, 71 TRK A nice find in the 5th round. The Panthers are hoping to get Christian about 10 carries a game to take some of the pressure off starter Williams Rd 6 Pick 4..........Bernard Bowser WR 75 OVR, 86 SPD, 85 CTH, 85 RLS, 97 AGI, 90 ACC A balanced WR in the 6th. Has nice attributes boasting mid 80's RLS and CTH Rd 7 Pick 4.........Bo Fussell QB 69 OVR, 99 THP, 74 SAC, 69 MAC, 80 DAC, 80 SPD Bo knows THP, grading out at 99 THP and 80 SPD he looks to secure the backup job to CamZa
wow i just noticed that haha. that's awesome.
Without a first or fourth round pick in this year's draft, the Washington Redskins still managed to find some value and are extremely satisfied with the players they were able to come away with.
DT Maka Lafontant - 78 OVR - Round 2 Pick 16Oklahoma State - 6'1" 315 lbs Lafontant should prove to be a star in the NFL some day. With 93 STR, 80 BSH, 80 PUR, 80 PRC, 83 TAK, and 77 POW, he has all the tools needed to succeed at this level and will surely fight for a starting spot in his rookie season. WR D'Antwone Baltimore - 78 OVR - Round 3 Pick 16New Mexico - 6'3" 210 lbs Baltimore will be the #2 receiver for the Redskins when the season starts. With 90 SPD, 95 ACC, 85 AGI, 86 JUMP, 83 CTH, and 90 SPC he will complement Pierre Garcon nicely and will some day take over as the star wideout of this team. MLB Dave Brown - 69 OVR - Round 5 Pick 21Toledo - 6'1" 242 lbs Brown, with some time to develop, could become a solid linebacker in this league. With 76 SPD, 87 ACC, 81 PUR, 80 TAK, and 84 POW he should find some time on the field, especially the first two weeks with starter Lorenzo Alexander sidelined with an injury. RT Bo Smith - 55 OVR - Round 6 Pick 16Colgate - 6'4" 325 lbs Smith doesn't have a high overall rating, but theres no doubt that he can block for the run. With 73 PBK, 82 RBK, and 84 IBL he will be a work in progress but look for him to make the roster out of preseason. CB Lucas Glenn - 63 OVR - Round 7 Pick 16FIU - 5'10" 192 lbs Glenn is quick, can jump, and has plus man cover skills with an 86 MCV rating. His ZCV is only 63, but with time he can develop into a solid cornerback for the Redskins. SS Jack Roberts - 65 OVR - Round 7 Pick 21Iowa State - 6'1" 211 lbs With their last pick in the draft, Washington took a gamble on Roberts, a player who they had not scouted. Pleasantly surprised, the Redskins found that Roberts, with 90 SPD, 88 ACC, 89 JMP, 83 POW, and 76 ZCV will be a solid backup for Brandon Merriweather.
QB GARY "The Steal" SELLERS VIRGINIAUNDRAFTED Goes out and sets the world on fire with the first team offense (albeit in a preseason game). This guy may be the answer at QB now that Rivers is gone.
Guys got a cannon. Very nice stats for a UFA.
2014 Draft Class SS Terrance Sahanas 6'1'' 211North Carolina A&T
Terrance was Pittsburgh first pick in the draft that came in the third round. The Steelers believe they have found what the Hurricanes did with Ed Reed, a three star that turned into a Hall of Famer. A good first step (84 acc) and good speed (86) can bring the hit stick (90) and tackle well for a safety at 80. He will play mostly in the Dime formation and will replace Polamalu when he retires.
ROLB Taz Brown 6'2'' 236 Colorado State
Taz will come in a spill Austin Watson when he needs a breather and will be able to hold his own. He can get off a block pretty well (83 block shed) his power and finesse moves need a little work but when he gets near the ball, he will secure the tackle (82) and might deliver a little bit of a pop (87).
The last three picks of the 2014 class will need some seasoning, extra work in practices and training camps. They will be in a fight to keep their jobs and have to prove themselves each and every day. They wouldn't be a part of the Steeler organization if we didn't think they could contribute and give us something, we need guys like this. They are the glue for the team and their hunger to play should help us in the long run.
CB Al Bryant 5'11'' 190 NC State DT Bradford Archuleta 6'3'' 309Clemson RE Shakir Speaks 6'4'' 274Washington State
the 3rd round 6' 194lb FS outta UAB immediatly finds hiself in a starting role in the Saints Defense and looks to make an immediate impact in the NFL. KEY ATTRIBUTESZone coverage 84Tackle 81Jumping 88
The Rams expect a monster season for K'twon Wilcox. He is the starting ROLB and almost killed Russell Wilson last week.
Jalen young is significantly better than both of the guys drafted ahead of him.
2014 Draft ClassWR Andre Gibbons 6'4'' 238Gibbons was picked to help the turnaround of Tannehill's career and to provide some relief to MJD as teams focused on him last year. Gibbons has good speed and quickness but he posses great hands and can jump out of the gym. OLB Brayden Harris 6'4'' 251 & OLB Lucas Watson 6'4'' 255Both Harris and Watson were brought in to help add depth to the LB corp in Miami. Neither are projected to start. DE Allen McCay 6'7'' 316 McCay will study under Wake and hopefully become the DE opposite him in the future. G Demetruis Blake 6'4'' 318 TE Oneal Carlisle 6'3'' 246 WR Austin Wallace 6'1'' 204
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