Discussion in 'Hard Knocks' started by Cole Copeland, Jan 11, 2014.
Post up your thoughts on how you did with each pick. Give a grade and some thoughts.
The Reach - Phillip Vee DT Round 1 Pick 8 (92 STR | 79 Speed | 78 AGI | 83 ACC | Low everything else ) Falcons wanted a strong DT that can clog up the middle, Vee is a project but has the raw tools to be a elite DT, excited to have him.
The panic pick - Geno Cornelius Round 1 Pick 28 (86 Speed | 81 STR | 87 AGI | 88 ACC| Low mental game) Pretty much identical to their first pick, Geno has the raw tools to be an elite player, just needs to get the mental aspect down. Going into the draft a MLB with speed was ATL's #1 priority in a seemingly perfect draft for fast LBs. GM Kimura hit the panic button when all over the other LBs went off the board so early and traded 2 2nds to move up and get the last fast LB on the board.
The Diamond - Abdulai Umana Round 1 Pick 32 (89 OVR | 86 PBK | 80 RBK | 92 STR) - The only thing the Falcons knew about this kid was that he had 92 STR and fit their mold for having big lines on both sides of the ball. Talk about a happy surprise when the rest of his stats were revealed, and as one of the youngest players in the draft at only 20 years old he will be a bookend on this line for the next decade.
#25 Overall Miami selects WR Clint Wiley out of Ohio
Wiley had all the skills the Dolphins were looking for in a wide receiver this low into the 1st round.
At 6 foot 3 he is big enough to go against most corners in the NFL.
91 Speed 86 Acceleration
82 Catching 86 Catch in Traffic
86 Route Running 87 Spectacular Catching
Moving forward he will need to work on his release and elusiveness, but if everything progresses Miami thinks they got a steal at #25.
DOLPHINS FOCUS ON DEFENSIVE TACKLE LATER IN DRAFT WITH HARRIS & ODUH
Miami drafted DT Shayn Harris with the 50th overall selection in the 2nd round of the draft. Playing out of Hampton, Harris lit up lesser competition in the college ranks. Miami thinks with a couple seasons to progress, Harris could eventually work his way to being a starting tackle in their aggressive 4-3 defense.
As insurance in case Harris does not pan out, they took a waiver on 5th round selection Kameron Oduh out of Vanderbilt. Miami believes these two guys will push each other and make each other better, and they hope one if not both will progress into a starter on this defense.
88 block shedding
77 power moves
79 hit power
79 block shedding
Buffalo Bills Draft Disaster
After trading away their first round picks in the 2013 and 2014 drafts (acquiring RG Larry Warford and MLB Daryl Washington) and making the 2014 Superbowl, the Bills assumed they would have a mundane draft. However, with the draft pool being rather thin, it turned out much worse than the Bills imagined. With their first pick coming at #66 the Bills took a chance on MLB Rafael Reyes who skills have left many scratching their heads. The Bills then took a chance on CB Madison English who is a great Man Coverage Corner but lacks elite speed. However, the bright spot came with the Bills 4 round Pick Punter Lee Abreu who looks to be the teams only starter this season. Overall the Bills deserve a D- grade on this draft and coupled with the inability to sign a impact player via Free Agency this off season looks to be a wash for the AFC Champion Buffalo Bills. Lets hope this team doesn't turn into those Thurman Thomas led Bills.
PITTSBURGH STEELERS DRAFT RECAP 2014 DRAFT
Pick 1.6 - MLB Dillon Cobbs Brown #55 Louisville| 6'0" 242
79 OVR 84 spd -83 acc - 92 tak - 92 pow – 80 BSH - 74-fmv - 70 awr - 77 prc - 83 Pur
Draft Grade A - Steelers are happy to get a guy that can step in and play right away
Looks alot like ex steeler Joey Porter.
Pick 2.6 – DT Sendrick Lumpkin #92 Florida St | 6'5” 280
82 OVR balanced 89 STR – 84 BSH – 73 PRC – 76 PMV – 70 FMV - 80 HP – 69 PUR - 94 inj -77 spd - 76 acc - 72 awr Draft Grade A - Plan was to go offense but Lumpkin was too good to pass
Steelers only had 3 picks. A 5th rd safety was cut faster than his 68 spd
Happy to get Two players of this quality out of this draft. Never that a good DT would still be on the board.
Round 1 OLB Vlad "The Impailer" Corker 6'3 242 lbs USF- Corker is a outside rush guy with a rating of 86 in the speed dept. He also brings the pain with a 88 Hit power. He will back up Veteran Kevin Burnett this season.
Round 2 LG Ramon Danshaw 6'7 286 lbs Southern Miss- Very much a project on the line. This Guard had a freaky 87 speed and 86 agility but only brings a 67 strength. His pass blocking is in the high 70's all the way across so this guy will be living in the weight room this offseason. Don't be surprised to see his name in a PED schedule.
Round 3 OLB "King" Manessah Dossous 5'11 235 M.Valley St.- This rookie is going to be a special team monster with his 90 speed and agility he has some things to work on before he starts.
Recap..... The Raiders missed out on two players who were swiped away one pick in front of them, but seem to of found a gem in Vlad Corker at the OLB position. Team owner Third said he felt very under prepared for this draft class as it was not as deep of a draft class as every one thought. New Scout in Oakland will have a whole season to scout.
Just so you know. Geno was DROTY.
Separate names with a comma.