Season One Draft Review

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  1. kdpnutter

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    Hopefully each team will do a draft review on their team, feel free to give each pick a grade and an overall grade.

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    2014 Seahawks Draft Review!

    Round One: Traded to Buffalo as part of the Stevie Johnson deal.


    Review: Johnson became a favorite target of Russell Wilson and helped lead the Seahawks to the playoffs and division crown, filling in for Percy Harvin who was hurt this year for 4 weeks. Johnson comes in as the number one for next year and was worth every bit of the deal, as no one in the first round could have come close to Stevie Johnson right now.


    Overall Grade: B+, don't know the long term impact a rookie could have had.


    Round 2 Pick 10

    DE Scott Chrichton, Oregon State 6'3, 263 lbs

    Review: This showed the luxury the Seahawks had coming into this draft as taking a chance on a player they had scouted for later and filling backup holes as opposed to big time play makers is a great luxury to have. Chrichton game in as one of the most highly touted DE in the draft, he can rush the passer with the best of them. Chrichton comes in with an 85 PMW, 79 BSH, 78 FMW, He purses and recognizes plays extremely well. With having Michael Bennett and Chris Clemons in front of him it will give Chrichton plenty of time to learn and help spell the two veterans in front of him.


    Overall Grade: B-

    We expected a little better from out scouting on Crichton.


    Round 2 Pick 12

    CB Aaron Colvin Oklahoma University, 6'0 181 lbs

    Review: Colvin was a shock to still be sitting there, we had invested heavily in Darquez Dennard later in the draft but had taken a quick peek at Colvin, and he did not disappoint. Colvin comes in at a 79 overall, Great size at 6'0 and comes in with 89 MCV, 90 ZCV, 78 PRC, and 89 PRS. Colvin comes in to the slot job and will learn from two of the best in the game in Sherman and Browner and one thing is for sure, we wont be afraid to put this kid 1 on 1 with anyone.


    Overall Grade: A-

    Pleasantly surprised as during the draft was worried when we didn't see him show up on the team needs overalls.



    Round Two Pick 26

    OT Ja'Waun James, University of Tennessee 6'6 323 lbs

    Review: James was one of the main targets of the Seahawks as we even went so far as to look at his overall pre-draft. We saw a lot of potential in him and even tho he was given an early third round grade we knew he wouldn't last. James did the fourth most reps of all offensive lineman and comes in with a whopping 90 strength, 84 IBL, 83 pass blocking, his 78 on the run block leaves a bit to be desired but we have high hopes for him. James arrival allows Giacommini to split time with the rookie and teach him the ropes. James could or could not start opening day.


    Overall Grade: B

    Depends if he is our opening day starter or not. Could go to a C or a B+




    Round 4 Pick 26

    FS Kenny Ladler, Vanderbilt, 6'0 205 lbs

    Review: Another luxury pick for the Seahawks as we have Earl Thomas, but looking at Ladler if the unthinkable should happen and Earl were to go down, Ladler could fill in nicely, good pursuit and ability however, will need to work on his MCV skills some as he is only a 73. For the first year we look for Ladler to be a special team contributor and a good guy to give Earl a break if tired.


    Overall Grade: C

    Nothing flashy but solid player overall, can really lay the lumber.




    Round 5 Pick 26

    OG Spencer Lang, University of Nebraska, 6'4 305 lbs

    Review: Lang was sort of an unknown as the Seahawks were looking for depth, we made the selection of Lang hoping for a project but did we ever get surpried. 85 STR, 83 RBK, 79 PBK, 85 IBL. Lang was the power hour of the Nebraska line and comes in to compete with starting RG JR Sweezy for the opening day job. If Lang does beat out Sweezy it should make for some interesting times are practice seeing these two go after each other. For a fifth round pick coming in at 73 we were pretty happy.


    Overall Grade: B+

    Pleasantly surprised right there.


    Round 6 Pick 26

    RB Jeremy Smith Oregon State

    (CUT)

    Review: Smith dropped like a ton of bricks to the 6th round after being projected in the 2nd, so we took a flier, however the flier turned out to be unfounded. 79 speed for Smith did not do any better than any of the 4 backs we currently have. We wanted to move him to fullback but clicked the wrong button and he was cut. Oh well no major loss


    Overall Grade: D-

    Was worth the flier shot and see what he could do



    Round 7 Pick 26

    WR Allen Hurns, THE U, 6'3 195 lbs

    7th round pick, we take a chance on someone as we had no one left on our board. We liked the fact that Hurns was from Miami so figured he may know a thing or two about catching the ball. We were right, comes in with an 80 route running ability and 83 catch. His release leaves some to be desired but getting to work with Percy Harvin and Stevie Johnson will help him learn how to do it. His 94 jump could see a few jump balls thrown to the kid maybe.


    Overall Grade: C-

    Not a polished receiver but could get there with some hard work.



    After taking a look at the entire draft and not coming in with any one particular area of need the Seahawks overall were extremely pleased with our draft. Looking forward to seeing what these guys can do. We did miss on one in Smith in the 6th but was worth the chance and have a few that could be starters this year and that could not be.


    Overall Draft Grade: B-, not a horrible draft by any means but could have been better as we were looking for a few guys that fell away just a few picks away from us.

     
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  2. dakota7

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    Colts entered the draft with the 3rd overall pick, and while they liked the top end players, the team had too many needs to draft a wide receiver that high. The Colts eventually found a willing trade partner in the Kansas City Chiefs and swapped the 3rd for 9 and 25. Luckily for the Colts, the player they really wanted was still on the board when they picked at 9. The Colts also moved back into the 3rd round to grab HB Bishop Sankey.

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  3. Kidofcrash23

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    2014 Raiders Draft

    1st Round: LE Stephen Truitt 6'6 322 Notre dame - 63 OVR

    Comment: The Raiders entering this draft were looking to improve their pass rushing and with the possibility of Clowney coming to Oakland was just a dream, the Raiders took Stephon Truitt out of Notre dame with the 29th pick of the draft. Truitt not the prototypical 4-3 DE fast off the edge and fit more of a 3-4 scheme, but the Raiders have plans for him on the edge which his big size coming in at a whopping 6'6 322 LBS. Raiders front four may be one of the biggest (slowest) front fours in the league, but Truitt has some athleticism to him though. He expertise will be stuffing the run and hopefully bullying his way to the QB.

    Grade C - reach to pick a 3-4 DE into a 4-3 scheme, but BAP pass rusher on the Raider board

    2nd Round: LT/RT Seandrel Hendesron 6'8 340 Miami - 75 OVR

    Comment: The Raiders had just signed Eric Winston to be their starting RT, but they didn't expect 1st round graded Seandrel Henderson to fall deep into the 2nd round. Reaching Mckinnie type size, he may compete and start at RT at some point in the season, perhaps in game 1. He will be switched to RT since the Raiders have Veldheer at the LT.

    Grade A - 1st round talent, may of dropped due to inconsistencies and lack of athleticism

    3rd Round: LE James Gayle 6'4 269 V-Tech - 72 OVR


    Comment: With the Raiders already selecting a DE with their 1st pick, they couldnt pass up on another good pass rusher on their board in Gayles. May be a better fit in the 4-3 scheme instead of Truitt and also was expected to go 2nd round, gives Raiders some depth at the DE position which was lacking last year.

    Grade B - Dropped to the 3rd, adds depth and may be steal if Truitt doesnt pan out.

    4th Round: WR Devin Street 6'4 190 LBS Pitt- 68 OVR

    Comment: THe Raiders have multiple tall receivers on the roster with Streater and Butler coming in at 6'3, wanted to add some depth with another tall receiver, may be a bench warmer this year, but may have a chance if Streater continues to struggle with Drops.

    Grade C: Has Size Speed, lack natural hands, if he can improve, could be a force in the middle of the field.

    5th Round: None

    6th Round: ROLB Jonathan Brown 6'1 235 lbs Illinois - 71


    Comment: The Raiders are very young at two of the three LB spots, with Veteran Burnett manning the right side, Brown can come in and provide some situatoinal pass rush as his speed could make an impact in the edge. Brown lacks the size you want in the LB position, but makes up with his speed and athleticism. Could have oppotunities as Burnett is on the wrong side of 30.

    Grade B - Lack size, but fast, athletic and could get to the quarterback. If pans out, great young future at the LB core with Moore and Burris.

    7th Round: RB David Fluellen 6'0 215 lbs Toledo

    Comment: Odd pick here, have a staple of RBs already, wasted pick.

    Grade: F - deep in HB already and Fluellen doesnt fit what the Raiders want, speed. Probably roster cut

    7th Round: LG Antwan Lowery 6'4 305 lbs Rutgers

    Comment: May of picked up a sleeper at LG, above average pass and run blocker dropping t othe 7th round. Keep compete against Bergstrom to start at LG.

    Grade B - Great blocking abilities, may perform if given opportunity.
     
  4. ZCar352

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    2014 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Draft Recap
    First Round: WR Sammy Watkins 6'1 205 Lbs Clemson

    Overall: 78


    Comments: Will start in the slot and I see him becoming the #1 receiver in Tampa in no time...Vincent Jackson Who???

    Grade: B+

    2nd Round: DT Timmy Jernigan 6'2 298 Lbs Florida State

    Overall: 76

    Comments: Was hoping he would fall to us in the 2nd. Should be a solid DT as he will start next to Gerald McCoy and fills a need...Also Go Noles!!!

    Grade: B

    4th Round: LE Chaz Sutton 6'5 265 Lbs South Carolina

    Overall: 75

    Comments: LE is a huge question mark for us and drafting Sutton who will be the starter fills a need as well but hopefully it sparks a competition and lights a fire under Bowers.

    Grade: B

    4th Round: CB Darqueze Dennard 5'11 188 Lbs Michigan State

    Overall: 73

    Comments: Solid pick here as behind Revis its anybodys job but Dennard comes in with great coverage skills and will instantly start at the Nickel but I wouldn't be surprised if he was #2 on the depth chart by seasons end.

    Grade: B

    5th Round: QB Tyler Russell 6'4 220 Lbs Mississippi State

    Overall: 65

    Comments: Meh not much to see here.

    Grade: F

    5th Round: HB Michael Dyer 5'9 215 Lbs Louisville

    Overall: 69

    Comments: Doug Martin can't be on the field for every snap so we took Dyer who could have a solid career and god forbid Martin goes down Dyer should step in and keep the running game goin.

    Grade: C+

    6th Round: WR Josh Huff 5'11 205 Lbs Oregon

    Overall: 70

    Comments: Huff comes in near the bottom of the Depth chart but has better hands than some of our better receivers. I could see him getting some playing time this season..not a lot but some barring injuries.

    Grade: C

    7th Round: FB Chad Abrams 6'0 245 Lbs Florida State

    Overall: 56

    Comments: Fills a need and he is a good run blocker for his overall. Go Noles

    Grade: C

    7th Round: CB Pierre Desir 6'2 210 Lbs Louisiana Tech

    Overall: 67

    Comments: Took another corner because he has good size and decent coverages we will see how the preseason goes to determine who makes the cut.

    Grade: C-


    Pretty solid draft, filled needs and thats all you can ask for in a draft. It will be interesting to see how they play in the preseason and who gets to be on that 53 man roster.

    Overall Draft Grade: B-
     
  5. CWT 3000

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    Titans came in with needs at MLB, SS, DE, and WR. We had options galore and even tried moving down in the draft.

    Round 1, Pick 5- MLB CJ Mosely (77 OVR)- He graded out at a B OVR and had better strength and speed than option #2 (MLB AJ Johnson). Fans wanted AJ Johnson, who also played at U of Tennessee. With Mosely's natural abilities he should progress very well.

    Round 2, Pick 5- DE Chris Smith (78 OVR)- This turned out to be a good pick for us. We targeted Kareem Martin from North Carolina, but the Chargers took him one spot ahead of us. #Fuckers. But Smith is still going to be great. Martin just has the rare size we liked.

    Round 3, NO PICKS

    Round 4, Pick 5- WR TJ Jones (69 OVR)- Probably our worst pick. Maybe in round two we take Dri Archer and snag a DE here. Hind sight is 20/20. He has 84 spd and ranks last on the depth chart. Will need to work to show he can make the team.

    Round 5, Pick 5- LG Mason Walters (74 OVR)- A nice find in the 5th round. Should develop into a good back-up.

    Round 6, Pick 5- RB Charles Sims (70 OVR)- Lacks decent speed to amount to much in the NFL

    Round 7, Pick 5- QB Keith Price (63 OVR)- Will hold the clipboard very nicely.
     
  6. RobbyB34

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    BRONCOS DRAFT



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    Broncos became all confused in the draft when CB Roby was taken at pick 23 and didn't make it to the 31st pick. Broncos traded back so the pick wouldn't be in the tens. Bad move. Messed up my whole draft board and I continued to pick badly. Broncos didn't get too many scouting points from buying the team in week 13. Next year will be a better year.


    I give myself a D-.


    Did have one bright spot. Austin Safer-Jenkins 6'6" TE from Washington, is a superstar progression with 81 catching, 85 Route running, and 81 CIT... picked in the 3rd round.
     
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  7. Snozberriez8198

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    Buffalo Bills Draft Recap

    With the draft now behind us, the Bills are very pleased with the draft overall. The target they were seeking with the 8th overall pick went to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Sammy Watkins. If it wasn't for Watkins and the need for a playmaker opposite Braylon Edwards, the Bills would have taken a deal to trade the pick away. With Watkins off the board and all previous trade talks dead, the Bills were able to draft a few future stars with thier picks.


    1st Rnd Pick (8th Overall)

    Craig Loston SS (LSU) 82 OVR (quick progression)

    Loston will be an instant starter at the SS position adding both depth and athleticism to a revamped Bills Defense. Not the guy they wanted, but it'll do.

    Grade: B+


    1st Rnd Pick (25th Overall)

    Jordan Matthews WR (Vanderbilt) 75 OVR (Superstar Progression)

    Matthews standing 6'3" is the perfect weapon to have opposite of Braylon Edwards on the outside. He was initially inserted into the depth chart in the 3rd or 4th spot, but after a 120 yards and 1 TD performance in his first preseason game, he has jumped to the #2 spot in hopes to stretch the field to allow the quicker receivers the middle of the field to work with. He has a low rating, but with superstar progression, he will be a force in no time.

    Grade: A


    4th Rnd pick

    Silas Redd RB (USC) 71 OVR (Quick Progression)

    Redd was a gamble for the Bills with 4 RB's already on the roster. Redd had a up and down career at USC, but the Bills though he would be worth the risk. He has the opportunity to progress quickly coming in as a change of pace back and for garbage time, or when CJ Spiller gets injured....which he did 3 times last season alone. Redd will see some touches and will hopefully blossom into a descent back.

    Grade: B-

    5th Rnd Pick

    Antonio Andrews RB (N/A) 70 OVR (Normal Progression)

    Andrews was brought in for his ctaching ability out of the backfield. In the even of an injury to Spiller, you would see Andrews as a 3rd down back in passing situations. If nothing else, he will add depth to a usually frale RB core.

    Grade: C+


    6th Rnd Pick

    Will Clarke LE (West Virginia) 65 OVR

    This 6'7" mammoth was drafted purely because of his size. He is very big, but very built at a modest 271 LB's on his 6' 7" frame. He hasn't practiced enough to give a grade just, but his size is already a plus.

    Grade: TBD
     
  8. dakota7

    dakota7 Former Blue Chip Recruit

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    I wonder how many quick and superstar guys there were, cuz I had 3 quickies and a SS myself.
     
  9. Matrix Monkey

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    I got 3 quick dev guys.
     
  10. Snozberriez8198

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    not sure...my 1 superstar was a shot it the dark. I needed a WR for depth and it was between a 5'10" guy and a 6'3" guy (didn't scout either of them) with a higher production grade. I got lucky on him.
     
  11. Matrix Monkey

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    New Orleans Saints 2014 Draft

    1 (27) - QB Stephen Morris - 70 OVR - Brees is 35 and in the decline phase and costs $22m next season so the Saints had to grab a young signal caller after losing their backup in FA. Morris isn't quite as well rated as the coaches were hoping but he's solid all around and has some athleticism. He'll get to learn the ropes behind HoF QB Drew Brees and will take over as the starter in 2015.

    2 (59) - CB Antone Exum - 73 OVR - The Saints didn't need a corner but were going BPA this draft. Exum was the only corner the Saints staff spent much time with during the scouting process. Exum has safety size and a corner's skillset at 6'1 224 lbs and will be insurance if Patrick Robinson decides to test the FA waters next year.

    3 (91) - Traded to the Eagles along with WR Nick Toon for HB Bryce Brown - The Saints staff was targeting HB Bishop Sankey with this pick leading up the Draft but instead they made an 11th hour trade with the Eagles for Bryce Brown. Toon was stuck in a crowded receiver corps and wasn't doing anything to distance himself from the pack. Brown, still just 23 years old, has the potential to be a stud in the Saints offense. Fast and agile for someone of his size (6'0" 223) he can lay the lumber on a LB with his 90 TRK. He'll need to work on his carrying but should get over his fumbling issues soon enough. Bryce could even take over for Mark Ingram next season if Ingram prices himself out of contention.

    4 (123) - FS Jemea Thomas - 71 OVR [Quick Dev] - New Orleans needed another safety with only Jenkins, Vacarro, and Bush on the roster so they pulled the trigger on the last safety on their board in Thomas. Thomas has great cover skills for a rookie (81 MCV/85 ZCV) but is only an average athlete at his position. He'll be the #4 safety for this season and the foreseeable future.

    5 (?) - C Weston Richburg - 69 OVR - This was a talented draft at the OL position and the Saints needed bodies at the position. They considered going OL earlier in the draft but thought the depth would hold, and it did. The first in a run of OL picks for the Saints required trading their 2015 4th round pick to move up to the middle of Round 5 to snag Richburg who the war room feared wouldn't last to the back end of Round 5. Current center De La Puente required the franchise tag this year and may not sign a long term deal after it expires. Richburg has great RBK skills for a rookie with an 88 rating but is in the low 80s in the other blocking categories. He'll have time to improve this season behind De La Puente and should take over for him in 2015.

    5 (155) - LT Cornelius Lucas - 68 OVR [Quick Dev] - Lucas is a massive 6'9" 324 lineman who has solid blocking skills for a rookie but underwhelms in the strength department considering his size. He'll backup Terron Armstead at LT.

    6 (187) - RT Morgan Moses - 70 OVR [Quick Dev]- Moses is another solid lineman and a surprising talent for a 6th round pick. He needs to work on his conditioning and open field blocking but he'll just be a backup to Marcel Jones at RT his rookie year.

    7 (219) - MLB Max Bullough - 67 OVR - The Saints really didn't need a LBer but he was the most interesting player left on the board. Max may not make the final 53.
     
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  12. JSimms

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    2014 Minnesota Vikings Draft Recap:

    1st Round: MLB Dan Fox 6'3 240 Notre Dame - 78 OVR

    Comment: The Vikings entered the draft with one thing in mind - improve their linebacker corps. With all of their top choices gone by the 30th pick in the 1st round, they picked BPA at LB in Dan Fox, and have been impressed with him in early season practices. He will start immediately for the Vikings at MLB, and comes in with great speed (82 SPD; 84 ACC), looks good against the run (84 PUR; 84 BSH), and has impressive football IQ for a rookie (92 AWR; 80 PRC). With a little bit of development to his pass rushing and coverage skills, this guy turn out to be a Pro Bowler in a few years.

    Grade A- - Didn't get who they targeted, but found a gem late in the 1st round that filled their biggest need

    2nd Round: NO PICK - TRADED FOR WR VINCENT JACKSON

    3rd Round: SS Hakeem Smith 6'1 187 Louisville - 72 OVR

    Comment: The Vikings weren't able to upgrade at SS in Free Agency, and attempted to find a long-term solution with their 3rd round pick. Hakeem Smith comes in with great coverage skills (75 MCV; 88 ZCV; 79 PRS) for a safety, especially for a run support type player (83 PUR; 79 BSH; 82 TAK). The only disappointment, which may keep him off the field for much of his rookie campaign, is his lack of speed and stamina (79 SPD; 82 STA). The Vikings plan to have Smith spend most of his time working on speed drills, but if he can make some improvements to his top-end speed this guy could start for the Vikes in the near future.

    Grade C+- Filled a need, but won't be able to start right away due to lack of speed

    4th Round: NO PICK - INCLUDED IN VINCENT JACKSON TRADE

    5th Round: OLB Denicos Allen 5'11 230 Michigan St. - 70 OVR

    Comment: The Vikings looked to add depth to their LB corps with their 5th round pick. Allen was a B1G stud, but will need some development time at the NFL level before he makes any major contributions. Good speed (82/82), but a bit undersized at 5'11. He'll play a special teams role this year, and will spell newly-acquired ROLB Thomas Howard (from Free Agency) when needed.

    Grade: C - Added depth at LB, but will need some time to develop

    6th Round: RT Wesley Johnson 6'5 285 lbs Vandy - 68 OVR

    Comment: Not a great pick here, and still not sure if Johnson will make the 53-man roster. He comes in with decent blocking skills (84 PBK; 82 RBK, 79 IBL), but lacks the strength (83) and stamina (60) to be a full-time tackle in this league.

    Grade: D - probably won't make it in the NFL

    7th Round: MLB Preston Brown 6'2 255 lbs Louisville - 69 OVR

    Comment: A total shot in the dark, Brown has actually impressed in preseason and may find himself a spot on the opening day 53-man roster. Not great speed, but could be an asset in run defense (83 BSH; 85 PUR; 85 PRC). That said, management doesn't see Brown making a significant impact any time soon.

    Grade: C- - Added depth at LB, but only a special teams player for now
     
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  13. Blaza

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    2014 Carolina Panthers Draft


    1st Round: CB Bradley Roby 5'11 190 lbs The Ohios State University - 76 OVR

    Comment: Going into the draft, the Panthers had a big time need at cornerback. After failing to get some deals done in the offseason market, they had a very solid draft nabbing Bradley Roby out of Ohio State with the 23rd pick. In a draft deep on secondary, Roby was the corner the Panthers coveted most. With just ok size, Roby is a technician, coming in with 90 MCV and 90 ZCV. Coupled with 90 speed, Roby is an aggressive corner who uses his athleticism to make plays on the ball. What sets Roby apart from other corners is his ability to lay the lumber....71 TAK and 77 POW make ball carriers cover up before venturing into Roby Island. Will come in and be an instant starter.


    2nd Round: CB Justin Gilbert 6'0 200 lbs Okie State - 75 OVR [Quick Dev]

    Comment: The Panthers really, REALLY wanted to take LT Seandrell Henderson here, but after losing their two starting corners last season, Gilbert sitting there in the 2nd round was too much to pass up. Gilbert is a big corner with very sound technical ability. His 90 MCV and 85 ZCV mean he comes in with the tools to be successful in this league. At 89 SPD, 90 ACC, 90 AGI, Gilbert has the quicks to keep up with smaller receivers, but his 200 lbs frame allows him to match up against the Coleston's , Roddy's, and V-Jax's of the NFC South. In a pass happy division, the Panthers were fortunate to put CB to bed for the foreseeable future.

    3rd Round: SS Ahmad Dixon 6'0 210 lbs Baylor - 70 OVR [ Quick Dev]

    Comment: Dixon was a very tough call to make at this point in the draft. We wanted a SS, but in hindsight probably jumped into the SS run a bit early. Dixon is a serviceable player who is a sound tackler (75). With 83 MCV and 88 ZCV, Dixon really learned how to play in space down in Baylor. The only knock on Dixon is his top end...with only 80 SPD, he will need to be put in schemes that do not leave him too isolated early in his career. Dixon won't start, so he should have plenty of time to learn his trade behind veterans, Charles Godfrey and Colin Jones.

    4th Round: TE Jacob Pedersen 6'4 237 lbs Wisconsin - 76 OVR

    Comment: With WR Steve Smith abruptly retiring, the Panthers needed to make up for his production. Knowing they would not be able to replace him like for like, the staff opted to draft some young targets to ween into the offense. Pedersen of Wisconsin was the first. Pedersen played in Wisconsin's run heavy offense, where he did not have a ton of catches, but did hone in on some decent blocking skills (74 RBK). Pedersen projects to be more of a receiving threat in the pro game, where his 80 RTE, 80 CIT, and 76 CTH should see him get some reps in multi-TE looks with Greg Olsen. In Olsen, Pedersen has the perfect model to follow on how to be a pro in this league.


    5th Round: WR Shaq Evans 6'1 201 lbs UCLA - 68 OVR

    Comment: With the re-signing of Ted Ginn, and 4 receivers in all returning, the Panthers did not really need to draft another WR, but they picked up Shaq Evans out of UCLA as a project receiver and special teams contributor. Evans has pro size his 90 SPD 78 RLS indicate that he may develop into a decent player down the line.
    6th Round: LT Rob Crisp 6'7 298 lbs NC State - 73 OVR

    Comment: In one of the staff's favorite picks of the draft, the Panthers picked up Rob Crisp out of NC State with their last pick in the draft. The Panthers ended the 2013/14 season at a crossroads when 34 year old 97 OVR LT Jordan Gross came up on the end of his deal. While a huge cog in their offense, the Cats did not want to extend Gross for any type of long term deal, so they franchised him for a hefty sum. As previously mentioned, the Panthers really wanted to take 75 OVR Henderson in the 2nd round, but luckily Crisp fell down to 6 and should be the Panthers LT of the future. Crips walks in as an advanced pass protector (86 PBK) and grown man strength (89). Crisp will get to use his first season learning behind All-Pro Gross to help bring up his RBK which comes in fairly weak at 76 RBK. Look for Crisp to move into the LT role next season.
     
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  14. HotRod

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    Redskins Draft Recap

    2nd Round (Pick 17): DT Daniel McCullers, Tennessee - 6'8" 351 LBS, 76 OVR

    Once we saw McCullers falling we made the move to trade up for this guy. McCullers graded out on our board as the best DT in the draft. He is a mammoth physical specimen and already boasts great run stopping skills (89 STR, 89 BSH) as well as solid pass rush ability (82 PMV, Bull Rush Trait). He also can lay the wood with his 89 hit power (Big Hitter Trait). He will be out #2 DT for now as he learns the system but he will see a lot of time in the rotation.

    4th Round (Pick 31): RG John Urschel, Penn State - 6'3 307 LBS, 78 OVR

    Our interior OL is getting up there in age so we attempted to get a guy who could challenge for a starting spot next season. We ended up scoring well with Urschel who could actually win a starting job this season. He has 90 STR, 86 PBK, 83 RBK, and 86 IBL.

    5th Round (Pick 31): TE Nehemiah Hicks, Texas A&M - 6'4" 243 LBS, 73 OVR

    We liked his receiving skills but he never ran the 40 so we were unsure of his speed. He ended up being slower than we'd like 75 sod but hard to ignore the hands (78 CTH, 77 CIT) and route running (78 RTE).

    6th Round (Pick 31): MLB D.T. Shackleford, Ole Miss - 6'1" 250 LBS, 68 OVR

    This was a blind pick, he is a decent guy who could develop into a solid reserve. 79 SPD, 74 STR, 85 TAK, 78 BSH, 82 PUR, 86 PRC. Needs to improve his coverage skills.

    7th Round (Pick 31): P Steven Clark, Auburn 0- 6'5" 232 LBS, 79 OVR

    We were without a punter on our roster so decided to use this 7th round pick on him. 90 KPW and 85 KAC means it wasn't a total waste.
     
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    Cardinals Steal Thomas at Pick 6
    1st Round Pick: HB- De'Anthony Thomas- College- Oregan HT-5'9 WT-185 Overall-83 Ratings- SPD-97 AGI 93 ACC 91 ELU-92 SPM-91 JKM-90 CTH-79 BCV-93 CAR-85
    GRADE-A The Cardinals now have a superstar to build this struggling offense around. Thomas is by far the most explosive player is this draft. We will see if the Cards O-Line can rally behind Thomas.

    2nd Round Pick: LOLB- Morgan Breslin- College- USC HT-6'2 WT-260 Overall-79 Ratings- SPD-82 ACC-81 STR-78 PMV-80 FMV-75 BSH-76 PUR-82
    GRADE-A Breslin was drafted to be a day 1 starter as the Cards needed serious help at the Outside linebacker spot. Breslin has the ability to play both inside and outside linebacker.

    3rd Round Pick: LT- Bryce Quigley- College-S.D State HT-6'5 WT-295 Overall-78 Ratings- SPD-66 AGI-66 ACC-76 STR-77 PBK-79 RBK-83 IBL-78
    GRADE-C Although the Cards added dept at tackle.Quigley needs to get in the weight room before he sees the field as a everyday starting Tackle.

    4th Round Pick: ROLB- Trent Murphy- College-Stanford HT-6'6 WT-261 Overall-77 Ratings- SPD-78 AGI-83 ACC-83 STR-72 PMV-76 FMV-76 BSH-81 PUR-80
    GRADE-B Murphy has great size and shows some quickness. He could one day turn out to be a everydown pass rusher.

    5th Round Pick: KR/PR/WR- Tavin Reese- College- Baylor HT-5'11 WT-177 Overall-65 Ratings- SPD-93 AGI-89 ACC-89 KR-91
    GRADE-F The Cards soon found out during Traing Camp that Reese has terrible hands. He will be the teams 6th WR and all time KR.

    6th Round Pick: CB- Ricardo Allen- College-Purdue HT-5'10 WT-186 Overall-77 Ratings- SPD-86 AGI-88 ACC-91 MCV-85 ZCV-76 PRS-80 PUR-84 TAK-67 PRC-79 AWR-70 CTH-65
    GRADE-B Allen has looked good in traing camp and looks to have the Cards #4 CB spot locked down. He has great man coverage ability but is lacking speed.​
     
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    I was waiting for him and saw it coming as soon as you traded up =[

    Nice one
     
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    You weren't the only one, he jumped right in front of my third pick in the round that turned out to be James, which was supposed to be McCullers, but worked out with the kid from Oregon who has quick development and looks to be pretty good, and got me James. McCullers was the only other player I went as far as to scout his overall with everything else.
     
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    EAGLES
    2014 draft

    Round 1
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    Will start for the Eagles great arm better accuracy

    Round 2
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    Fills a need as a back up but may find his way into the starting lineup because of his cover skills

    Round 3

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    My offensive line is up there in age these two will provide some relief inside and on the edge in both pass and rush situations

    Round 4
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    Shembo has good instincts and is an even better tackler off the edge, he will be a force in a year or two.

    Round 6
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    Will back up Chung at the safety spot, he can play some FS as well we found some great value here in the 6th round.


    *** The 5th pick was left out because i'm still trying to get over the fact that the RB I originally selected wasn't drafted due to time constraints, a ROLB was auto picked instead. That same RB was drafted the very next pick……
     
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    how do you check development speed or rating?
     
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    I looked under upgrade player and went to upgrade his development to see it. Tells you what it currently is.
     
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    So if there isn't a Gatorade Player Developemnt to upgrade, can we assume their Stars already? Two of the guys I drafted I can't see this trait for, but the others I can.
     
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    I am so hoping I drafted two Superstars.
     
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    wondering the same thing, couple of my draft picks dont have development upgrade.
     
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    they busts.
     
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    JETS DRAFT RECAP

    1ST ROUND
    FS HA'SEAN CLINTON-DIX (73 OVR)
    ---We sure did our homework here. With a need for a playmaking safety, the Jets originally wanted Terrence Brooks here. But they dug deeper and found Clinton-Dix, a projected 5th rounder turn up with amazing attributes. He's a kid that can cover the deep middle and if need be, he can cover WR's, LB's. In our defense where we like to blitz, he can easily cover his man and be a playmaker the Jets been coveting. With no real needs, this was a very good pick here.


    2ND ROUND- C TRAVIS SWANSON (81 OVR)
    ---Again with most of the positions sewn up, we took BPA. Swanson was graded out again as a 3rd rounder but he was the #1 center on the board. Obviously with Nick Mangold still in the fold, Swanson won't be playing there. But at the guard spot, we brought in Kevin Boothe and had re-signed Vladimir Ducasse to a deal. Swanson graded out very well and likely is the starter at one of the guard spots.

    3RD ROUND- LB CHRISTIAN JONES (73 OVR)
    ---We needed some depth at the LB spot and we took someone that can take over the backup duties that Garret McIntyre had. Jones is a man-child at 6'4", 240lbs. A pure run-stuffer. Better yet, he has a quick development, which means he could definitely see some playing time sooner than later.

    3RD ROUND- TE ARTHUR LYNCH (76 OVR)
    ---We re-signed Jeff Cumberland and signed Tony Moeaki in FA but we wanted someone who we can develop. Lynch was one of the better pass-catching TE's in the draft. He reminds us a bit of Jason Witten with his nice size and great hands. He has a ways to go but he can contribute in a year.

    4TH ROUND- DE DOMINIQUE EASLEY (72 OVR)
    ---Easley was once thought of as a 1st round talent but when he tore his ACL, his stock dropped. He's worked his way back onto the field but he's missed significant development time. He's thought of more as a 4-3 guy but he's very versatile. He'll be asked to slot in as a backup DE.

    5TH ROUND- TE KANEAKUA FRIEL (73 OVR)
    ---An oops pick here as I was looking for a prospect and forgot i was on the clock lol...but Friel is a balanced type TE...can catch and has some blocking abilities. He 's sticking on because Moeaki is on a 1 year deal.

    6TH ROUND- RB JAMES WHITE (68 OVR)
    ---White had tons of promise in the collegiate game but many felt his skills wouldn't translate well onto the NFL level. He only ran a 4.53 40 yd dash which made his stock drop. On a team with tons of RB's, he has a chance to show the Jets brass what he can do but in the meantime will contribute on special teams.

    7TH ROUND- WR ERIC WARD (69 OVR)
    ---Ward we liked when he was at Texas Tech but he didn't grade out well in the combine. Furthermore, he came in and didn't do too well in preseason and was cut from the team.
     

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