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Old 04-28-2018, 06:37 PM
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Great defensive draft. Hoping the speed and hitting will make the mobile QBs think twice about running. No more getting shredded by backs and tight ends over the middle. Will be the legion of doom for those who dare to test it. Modern NFL defense now. Grade A
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Derwin James.....future All Pro.....A++

Uchenna Nwosu.....There is some talent here, and potential as well, but a reach in the 2nd rd in my view..... B-

Justin Jones.....his floor and ceiling are not very far apart, just another body, another reach......B-

Kyzir White......Intriguing pick, plenty of versatility for Gus, wish he was faster....B++

Scott Quessenberry.....reserve OC/OG....I do not see starter talent, but solid depth....B-

Dylan Cantrell....has some attributes you like, some you hate, might make the cut, might not..... C

Justin Jackson.....Not big, not fast, not going to run over anyone, probably would have gone undrafted.... C-


I certainly hope there is a vision or plan that I am not seeing, because after the James pick, it was all murky picks in my view. Time will tell......
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Old 04-28-2018, 06:46 PM
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Derwin James.....future All Pro.....A++

Uchenna Nwosu.....There is some talent here, and potential as well, but a reach in the 2nd rd in my view..... B-

Justin Jones.....his floor and ceiling are not very far apart, just another body, another reach......B-

Kyzir White......Intriguing pick, plenty of versatility for Gus, wish he was faster....B++

Scott Quessenberry.....reserve OC/OG....I do not see starter talent, but solid depth....B-

Dylan Cantrell....has some attributes you like, some you hate, might make the cut, might not..... C

Justin Jackson.....Not big, not fast, not going to run over anyone, probably would have gone undrafted.... C-


I certainly hope there is a vision or plan that I am not seeing, because after the James pick, it was all murky picks in my view. Time will tell......
I love 1st round and 6th & 7th, I have a really good feeling about Dylan and Justin if there are any injuries to starters and then for 2019 free agent losses.

2018 Draft picks boosts our D. 2018 Forrest Lamp & Mike Williams get to play a full year is like we got 9 draft picks!!
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Derwin James.....future All Pro.....A++

Uchenna Nwosu.....There is some talent here, and potential as well, but a reach in the 2nd rd in my view..... B-

Justin Jones.....his floor and ceiling are not very far apart, just another body, another reach......B-

Kyzir White......Intriguing pick, plenty of versatility for Gus, wish he was faster....B++

Scott Quessenberry.....reserve OC/OG....I do not see starter talent, but solid depth....B-

Dylan Cantrell....has some attributes you like, some you hate, might make the cut, might not..... C

Justin Jackson.....Not big, not fast, not going to run over anyone, probably would have gone undrafted.... C-


I certainly hope there is a vision or plan that I am not seeing, because after the James pick, it was all murky picks in my view. Time will tell......
All this draft class has to do is mildly exceed your expectations to be a home-run. Compared to last years draft this will look like an A+++ draft.
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All this draft class has to do is mildly exceed your expectations to be a home-run. Compared to last years draft this will look like an A+++ draft.
I won't be holding my breath.....seems unwise at this point.

Take James and Nwosu out of action for essentially the entire year, and this draft will look just as bad as 2017.....
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Derwin James was a no brainer

The gradable portion was everything after that:

The Gus Bradley portion:

B? I need to study Nwosu, Jones, White more. My initial impression is that Jones has a chance to be the disruptive tackle (someone who requires double teams) the Chargers don't have right now - if so, great find in 3rd. White probably a more physical version of Adrian Phillips - not a bad thing, but he doesn't stand out. NFL future probably depends on being right fit in system.
Nwosu constantly making plays in college: will it translate to pros? He needs to get stronger.

The Whiz portion:

C? Quessenberry will be solid backup, might never progress to solid starter.
Cantrell: i have no idea how they'll use him; some impressive physical attributes, but runs routes like a tight end. Justin Jackson was a solid pickup in 7th: cuts hard & sudden, generally makes first guy miss, faked Josey Jewell out of a few jock straps in the Iowa game, no power but a willing blocker on passing downs - gets a lot of nice chips on D ends, an option out of the backfield.
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Old 04-28-2018, 08:58 PM
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I voted a B at the present time, but of course that will change with hindsight.

The thing that gives me hope about some of the head-scratching moves on defense after the 1st round is that Pete Carroll and John Schneider were ripped when making similar decisions while building the Seattle defense.

We shall see what happens over the next few days with the freed up cap space that came with the Liuget restructure and the withdrawal of the McCain tender, but this should be a fast and aggressive defense in 2018. The stoutness is currently the question mark.
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When you think of all the good propects they drafted and add in M. Williams and Lamp from last year, things are looking gooooooooooooooooodddddd.
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Old 04-28-2018, 09:22 PM
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Drafting all defense wasn't totally exciting. Keep in mind last year's #1 pick (WR)and the previous #1 pick (RB) were all exciting picks. Also, this draft, the best O-Linemen and D-Linemen were already gone by 17. Next year, they need another top 10 linebacker or O-lineman if it falls to them. I'd go defense next year again at #1.
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Old 04-28-2018, 09:25 PM
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A-/B+

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1. Jerry Tillery, DT
2. Calvin Throckmorton, OT
3. Shareef Miller, Edge
4. Brian Peavy, CB
5. Hunter Renfrow, WR
6. Braden Mann, P
7. Kyle Shurmur, QB

Cut: WR Benjamin
FA: LB Barr, K Gostkowski/Gould, S Amos

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