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Old 10-10-2017, 08:11 PM
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Time to change things up. We've turned the corner since I posted my original mock. For this mock, I'm going to draft as if we made the playoffs. I'll mock out of the #20 spot.

1. OT Andre Dillard. Williams and McGlinchey will probably be gone at this spot. You could get a center at this spot, but I'm getting my center in the 2nd round. Dillard has very good feet and has great technique. He'll need to get stronger to anchor, but he's got better feet than Williams or McGlinchey and would fit what Lynn eventually wants his OT's to do... beat the defender to the spot, seal, get to the 2nd level.

2. Center Frank Ragnow. Like Dillard, he's got very good feet. But I also like his strength. He pulls well, gets to the spot before his defender, and holds his blocks well. Can climb to the 2nd level. Price is more straight ahead powerful, but Ragnow has the mobility.

3. OLB/ILB Tremaine Edmunds. Some may think that he won't last until this pick. But this class of LB's are deep. I could list 7 or 8 other LB's that I also like. Edmunds has played all over the place for Virginia Tech. His numbers have suffered because of that. But he's good at everything. Sure tackler, good in coverage, and good instincts. I like the fact that he can play ILB in case injury sneaks up on Perryman again.

4. CB Adonis Alexander. Trevor Williams will have to be re-signed at the end of this season. Casey Hayward will have to be re-signed after 2018. JV will be gone. He should be traded for a draft pick. Then use that extra $8 million to resign Williams. Better draft a CB for depth and development. Alexander looks like a Gusly guy. Versatile defender and strong tackler. Physical and smart.

5. RB Akrum Wadley. A versatile RB with quick moves and burst. Good receiver out of the backfield. Needs to add weight but has the frame to do it. Depth at RB is needed. Brandon Oliver and Andre Williams should be upgraded... both are FA's.

6. ILB/OLB Fred Warner. Very good in coverage. Could come in during passing situations for Perryman. Got lost in the misery that was BYU this year.

7. RB Jarvion Franklin. Franklin is a short yardage powerhouse with enough speed and wiggle to be a good backup RB. Would give us 4 RB's with different sizes and skills.

7. BPA @ safety, guard, or WR. Kyzir, Pierschbacher, or Boyd.

Most want a DT in the draft. This would be the position I would pursue in FA.

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ATM my priorities are
#1 IOL.
#2 DT.
#3 RB.
#4 LB.
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ATM my priorities are
#1 IOL.
#2 DT.
#3 RB.
#4 LB.
Why interior OL...? Are you moving Lamp to the outside...?

If so, who are your OG/OC candidates...?
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Why interior OL...? Are you moving Lamp to the outside...?

If so, who are your OG/OC candidates...?
I have not done a lot of research and that is so necessary.

Quickly, Saquon #1. Quinton Nelson #2.

Sure those OTs must be considered.

I will check out your guys.

TY.

Also, my strategy is still built around clinging to the idea that say Saquon/Nelson would put us over the top with Rivers. Impact over PON.
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I have not done a lot of research and that is so necessary.

Quickly, Saquon #1. Quinton Nelson #2.

Sure those OTs must be considered.

I will check out your guys.

TY.

Also, my strategy is still built around clinging to the idea that say Saquon/Nelson would put us over the top with Rivers. Impact over PON.
Definitely like Saquon and Nelson. Went back and checked out Nelson to look at his quickness/mobility. Doesn't look athletic but was impressed with his ability to pull and get to 2nd level... impressive.

While watching him against BC, I noticed a DT that was impressive and haven't seen him on many lists... Ray Smith #96. He played his prep ball at Cathedral Catholic in SD.
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How.can you not be drafting a qb in the first?1? Clearly you're severely detached from CMB reality.
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How.can you not be drafting a qb in the first?1? Clearly you're severely detached from CMB reality.
That's a bad thing...?
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Had the CMB followed my lead the last 2 years, we'd be running the ball like Tennessee and Jacksonville are right now...

But noooooo... we must get shiny, pretty things first and foremost.
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Had the CMB followed my lead the last 2 years, we'd be running the ball like Tennessee and Jacksonville are right now...

But noooooo... we must get shiny, pretty things first and foremost.
Ooooooooooooooooooooo I like shiny pretty things !!!!!!!!!!!!

Give me a Gordon, and a Mike Williams, and a Hunter Henry, and .......

Oline ? Dull ugly things. Bleh
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Ooooooooooooooooooooo I like shiny pretty things !!!!!!!!!!!!

Give me a Gordon, and a Mike Williams, and a Hunter Henry, and .......

Oline ? Dull ugly things. Bleh
Gordon would look a lot shinier if he had a better OL. Plenty of good RB's can be found in later rounds.
Williams hasn't even played yet... and good WR's can be had in later rounds.
Hunter Henry has spent most of his time pass blocking because we have poor blocking OT's.

Me thinks you for got to use green text...
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