The 2017 HaW Draft (1st Round Recap)

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  1. akutozo

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    After some preseason development, let's take a look at the 1st round of the 2017 HaW Draft

    Pick 1.1

    Atlanta Falcons pick: QB Jordan Vereen (81 OVR)

    A lot of Atlanta beat writers are calling this kid the next Michael Vick, but a good thing for the Falcons FO is knowing that Vereen is a member of PITA and won't run into the same off field issues as Ron Mexico. Sporting 93 SPD, 93 ACC, 92 BCV, 90 AGI and 90 Juke it's easy to forget we're talking about a QB with 92 THP, 85 SAC and 80 MAC. Vereen will take some polish, but his Superstar status will ensure a smooth transition from Matt Ryan.

    Pick 1.2

    New York Giants pick: WR Dre Dixon (78 OVR)

    The New York Giants made it known well before the draft the Dre Dixon was their man, despite multiple GMs attempting to persuade the Giants to go a different direction. Dre was absolutely electric at the combine, and sports 97 SPD, 97 AGI, 97 JMP, 97 JKE, and 92 ACC. An average WR on paper, Dre can stretch the field whenever the Giants go into "F It" mode. A surprisingly solid 86 Release on a small guy means he'll beat Press coverage unlike most smaller WRs, and he's got the hands (87 Spectacular Catch, 85 Catching) to haul in the ball. An electric athlete with average football IQ will make this decision by NY's FO hard to judge for some time.

    Pick 1.3

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Austin Desperados) pick: CB Zach Garner (79 OVR)

    I don't think that a single GM was shocked that when Tampa traded Altruan Verner to the Bears that they'd be looking for a corner in this draft, and they got it. Many will look back on this trade as the day the Bucs took the Bears, but that's a Bears problem to worry about. A Superstar corner in the making, he'll likely be leading this Texan secondary with 87 Zone, 85 Press and 84 Man coverage. His 6'2'' frame will help him ensure he can keep up with the larger WRs and a solid 93 jumping will make him an unpleasant experience for smaller ones.


    Pick 1.4

    Detroit Lions pick: DT Malcolm Ivory (80 OVR)

    It's only fitting that this beast is a Lion. Ever since Suh left Detroit, Ngata did his best to hold up the fort until his recent retirement which made this top billed Superstar out of Texas A&M a must have pick for Detroit. An incredible 90 ACC and 91 STR will make him an absolute nightmare in the trenches making him a dual threat run stopper and pass rusher. 88 Pursuit, 86 Power Moves, 83 Block Shed and an adequate 78 tackle will allow Ivory to rip through lineman and pummel backs behind the line. Once his play recognition and awareness get up to NFL level, he'll stepping on more than the Packers ankles....

    Pick 1.5

    New England Patriots pick: HB Javarie Sims (77 OVR)

    Despite heavily talking about WR prospect LeAndre Harper, the Patriots went HB with the 5th overall pick. With 91 SPD, 94 Elusiveness, 93 Juke, he's a solid Hb who should look to lead New Englands backfield of the future. A Fast development player, his #1 priority will be ball security (78) to ensure he doesn't fumble away a victory.

    Pick 1.6

    Jacksonville Jaguars pick: CB Dalvin Perkins (79 OVR)

    This makes back to back drafts the Jaguars have moved on a Corner in the 1st round of the draft, and it's looking to pay off handsomely. The incredibly strong rookie from Georgia was top of his class in the bench press, making him an elite corner who can grab onto opposing WRs like a top notch safety. His 95 SPD, 93 ACC will keep him step for step with some of the elite speedy WRs (and in a division with TY Hilton, you need that). His 86 AGI is his only true "mediocre" physical, but a powerful 88 Press, 86 Zone and 84 Man will keep that from ever being a liability.

    Pick 1.7

    Philedelphia Eagles pick: CB Delvin McClain (78 OVR)

    The 3rd Cb taken off this list, rumor has it this was Philadelphia's top talent on their draft board. A press coverage corner, he comes into the NFL with 88 Press, 85 Zone and 82 Man Coverage. His 96 Speed will help him keep up with WRs down the field, but his average development may limit him from becoming a true shut down corner. Once he gets up to speed, he should become a solid piece and a rock for this Eagles defense.

    Pick 1.8

    Santa Clara 49ers pick: CB Takoby Lee (78 OVR)

    4 Cornerbacks in 8 picks? Sweet Jesus HaW. There's not much to complain about here though. 96 SPD, 87 MAN, 83 Press and 82 Zone will allow this CB to have fun with most of the NFC West's teams for the entire cycle. At only 5'10, his 87 AGI isn't exactly what you want from a top 10 draft pick, but his speed in the flats will make up for that. With an average football IQ, we see this player developing into a solid piece for this 49ers D.

    Pick 1.9

    Cleveland Browns pick: WR LeAndre Harper (76 OVR)

    Anyone with any sense knew that when Cleveland dealt Josh Gordon they had a WR in mind. It came down to a coin flip whether they went with Rashawn Jeffery or Harper, but ultimately his rare combination of size and top speed won out. With 96 SPD, 96 JMP, and solid catching abilities (86 Release, 87 Spec. Catch, 83 Catching) it's become clear in training camp that he is a Superstar in the making. Unfortunately, his Route Running and atrocious on field awareness will require a lot of work, making him a solid piece but a developmental player for a few years.

    Pick 1.10

    Cleveland Browns pick: SS Ibraheim Ayers (84 OVR)

    The press couldn't talk enough about this SS from LSU, and Browns management was captivated by his combine numbers. The writing was on the wall when they let Donte Whitner go. This Clutch Superstar Safety had a fantastic combine, with a top end 90 SPD. Sporting 82 Catching, 81 Zone, and 84 Pursuit he'll be a play maker all over the field. Though he needs to work on tackle technique and hone his awareness, he's a solid starter who fits right in at Cleveland.

    Pick 1.11


    Pittsburgh Steelers pick: CB Armond Taylor (80 OVR)


    Continuing the trend of this draft having ridiculous talent and depth at CB, we see a 5th CB taken off the board at #11. Armond may be the most athletic corner in this draft, sporting a very balanced 94 SPD, 93 AGI and 92 ACC. He can turn on a dime in a hurry and has 87 Zone Coverage backing him up. With 86 Man and 78 Press, he is all around solid corner that should bolster the Steelers franchise for a long time. He’s a little rough around the edges, needing to work on his play recognition I’m sure the Steelers are very happy with this selection.


    Pick 1.12


    Detroit Lions pick: MLB Marcus Travis (79 OVR)


    Travis is an athletic tackle machine who will chase down and tear down opponents. Sports 88 ACC, 87 SPD and 85 AGI with a magnificent 93 Tackle, he will be a wrecking ball in the middle of the field. While some may question his ability to shed blocks (75) his Pusuit (84) is more than capable of tracking down a back on the field any position. Sporting above average football IQ, Detroit can mold this MLB to fit whatever scheme they have in mind.


    Pick 1.13


    Miami Dolphins pick: CB Keeshawn Houston (74 OVR)


    On paper, Houston doesn’t should shutdown corner but with a Superstar mentality, he can threaten to become one if the Lions OF can find ways for him to make plays. His smaller frame and top end speed reminds me of an unpolished Joe Haden, and with some work on his Man Coverage and on field AWR he could become a reliable threat in Miami’s secondary.


    Pick 1.14


    Washington Redskins pick: WR Rashawn Jeffery (76 OVR)


    The #1 projected WR in this draft, Rashawn slid down the draft board to Washington and it was a no brainer who they were going to pick. An extremely athletic WR, Rashawn boasts 93 SPD and 97 Jumping with a 6’4’’ frame, making him a field stretcher and a red zone specialist all in one. His 87 Spectacular catch will ensure he’s getting the ball in the most difficult situations and his superstar status should propel him to become one of the top WRs in the NFC East.


    Pick 1.15


    Houston Texans pick: HB Oscar Hull (77 OVR)


    Oscar Hull is HaW’s answer to Dion Lewis, sporting an intense 94 Elusiveness with incredible burst (91 ACC) and maneuverability (93 AGI). Like most rookie backs, ball security could be a concern with Carrying at 77, but the way Oscar dances around defenders this may not be an issue that Houston will be spending too much time worrying about. Frankly, if his on field awareness weren’t so low he’d easily be in the 80s OVR and compared to Sims coming off the board at #5, Oscar will probably become the best HB from this rookie class.


    Pick 1.16


    New York Jets pick: MLB C.J. Rogers (75 OVR)


    A solid pickup for NY, Rogers is this drafts 2nd tackle machine MLB. 92 Pursuit and 89 Tackle compounded on 88 ACC and 87 SPD make him a dangerous player on the field. On field awareness and play recognition are his biggest weaknesses, but I’m sure NY would rather go over game film than have to worry about developing technique. 72 Zone and 71 Block shed will need some work, but depending on how NY plans to use them he isn’t far off from being a top notch starter.


    Pick 1.17


    Pittsburgh Steelers pick: TE Ryan Bars (82 OVR)


    Ryan Bars was billed by the press as the top TE in the draft, and the Steelers FO bought what the media was selling. Much to the disdain of the Browns (Screw you, Freak) Bars is an athletic pass catcher who reminds me of Jimmy Graham. AT 6’5’’ his 87 SPD and 86 ACC are going to be difficult to beat, and 82 Catching, 81 Spectacular and 80 Catching in Traffic will have Bars hauling in balls all over the field. Although he is a decent blocker, Pittsburgh may have to invest some time and money if they want him picking up blocks in the passing game.


    Pick 1.18


    Seattle Seahawks pick: LT Mario James (77 OVR)


    This broken down Seahawks O Line got some reinforcements when Mario James was drafted. Although I’d personally see him playing at Guard with his 81 STR but a very decent 85 ACC, he sports amazing technique with 87 P BLK, 87 IMP BLK and 85 R BLK. Someone who will develop Fast, the Hawks now have a plug n play lineman who can help patch their line until they can deliver some answers in next years Free Agency of Draft


    Pick 1.19


    Miami Dolphins pick: WR Donterius Fisher (79 OVR)


    Donterius Fisher is the WR a lot of people are going to lose sleep over for passing on. At 6’2’’ and 89 SPD, he seems average until you see his 93 ACC, 97 AGI, 97 JMP, 92 Juke and a strong 87 Spin/86 Elusiveness rating while possessing 87 Catch, 87 Release, 85 Spec Catch and 80 CIT. Fisher moves like a HB who was too big to play HB, so mastered being a WR. I can’t believe that no one was talking about this kid, and the Dolphins get an A+ for picking this guy.


    Pick 1.20


    Houston Texans pick: TE Kyle Vaughan (81 OVR)


    Mock drafts assumed the Texans would take a TE, and boy did they. Vaughan is a certifiable star, with strong burst (87 ACC) and the speed to maintain it (85). Another polished pass catcher like Bars in Pittsburgh, its fair to wonder if an extremely low 40 AWR is the only reason Vaughan wasn’t #1 in true talent in the draft. His 84 Catching 84 Spectacular Catch, and 83 CIT are fantastic. Now it’s up to the FO: improve blocking, or go over some game tape and increase his awareness..




    (Burning out with the first 10, but I'll post the next 10 either tonight or tomorrow)

    Top 10 Picks =

    1 QB
    1 HB
    2 WR
    1 DT
    4 CB
    1 SS
     
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  2. McStrauss

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    Kinda wish I hadn't traded away that 6th pick... Perkins is beast.
     
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  3. Masterfocker

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    Waiting Intensifies
     
  4. akutozo

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    Updated for 1-20.

    Spelling and grammar may be an issue. D d d deal with it.
     
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  5. Wyrmreaver

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    Good stuff Aku, hurry up and do all 7 rounds. :)
     
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    Wyrmreaver Ready for Madden 15 on Xbox One, lets get it on!

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    On the real though, are you only doing the first? The second round seemed bonkers for talent too
     
  7. akutozo

    akutozo Baby, I'm a Brown.

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    I've considered it, but tracking where all of the picks went in this last draft isn't the easiest process unfortunately. Once I round out these guys I'd like to hit on the 2nd, but no promises.
     
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    Respect the amount of time and effort you put into this.
     
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  9. Freakskull

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    This is the dawning of the age of Donterius!
     
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    Armond Taylor was my #1 corner. Can't believe he was the 5th corner off the board.
     
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  11. Freakskull

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    It was AGONY deciding between the two TEs. I knew Bars and Vaughan were going to be stars. I hope they both have long and fruitful careers.
     
  12. Freakskull

    Freakskull Lobsters are mermaids to scorpions.

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    All in all, this was one of the best drafts for all teams involved that I have seen. It seemed like everyone got a starter, if not a superstar.
     
  13. Wyrmreaver

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    Pretty much for the first two rounds it was very good players for everyone
     

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