Hello again everybody. With the draft just two days away, let's get to it.
Personally, I like Watson and Mahomes better than Goff. I think I like Goff better than Trubisky or Kizer.
TE O.J. Howard of Alabama may be the safest pick. Lots of talent, underutilized in school, by all accounts a high-character person. I know Alabama LB Reuben Foster has some issues, but I love the way he plays. Maybe you won't have him for 10-12 years because his body's beat up, but you may get a Ray Lewis-like player for 5-to-7 years. I'll take that. I like Fournette as a power back, and McCaffrey if you use him right. I'm not completely sold on the top edge rushers and d-linemen, although if I'm Cleveland, how do you pass on Myles Garrett? Those are a few of my favorites.
We'll see. What you say makes a lot of sense. If you're New England, Jimmy G is a free agent after next season. How can you keep him in New England after 2017, unless Brady unexpectedly retires? And Cleveland certainly has enough extra picks to make such a trade. Now Garoppolo isn't exactly a proven commodity, because he hasn't thrown a lot of NFL passes, but he's certainly more of a sure thing than Trubisky at this point.
I don't have any idea. In the NFL, the diluted sample is considered the same as a positive drug test and it puts you in the league's testing program. Not sure if it's the same standard in the NCAA.
Because of the nature of the St. Louis case, with the alleged "misrepresentations" by Kroenke, the league, and especially Demoff. Plus the money spent by St. Louis, and the stadium deal that was in place, I think St. Louis has more grounds to sue than Oakland or San Diego. Again, I'm no lawyer so I don't know how any of this stands up in court. At least initially, I don't think the NFL will be in any hurry to settle. I think they try to string it out for a while, test the mettle and the will of the plaintiffs in St. Louis.
No, I haven't. And it was, I believe, a Washington Post story. So they did the work, not me. I was just passing the information along due to the fascination of all things Kroenke in these parts.
Being that we're talking about the Browns, I wouldn't put anything past them. Perhaps the only organization more inept than the Rams at this point. I'd say its 60-40 they take Garrett.
I see the same thing. And I don't see it changing much this year. Tavon Austin isn't going to suddenly morph into an all-Pro receiver. He'll be entering his 5th year _ he is what he is. You lost Kenny Britt, coming off a career year, and are replacing him with a less productive player in Robert Woods. Sure, Lance Kendricks dropped a pass every now and then, but he also was an above-average all-around tight end who caught 50 passes last year. I guess the Rams are counting on Tyler Higbee to have a breakout year at TE, and Pharoh Cooper to do the same at WR. Besides that, you're hoping Jared Goff starts playing up to his draft status.
Yeah, and I think Cunningham could've been brought back for a modest price. I always wondered why Cunningham wasn't used a little more, dating back to his time in St. Louis. He was underrated I thought as a third-down back. Very good in pass protection and almost always made the first guy miss after catching a pass. More effective than you'd think as a kickoff return man, although not what you'd call a home run threat. I see him spelling Howard in Chicago, getting some work as a third-down back, and helping on special teams. Kind of like his role with the Rams.
Interesting stuff Texas T. Glad you can laugh about it. Thanks for playing.
I'm sure Steven Jackson didn't like playing for a losing franchise. Other than his rookie year (2004), he never got into a playoff game. Rarely has such a good player been wasted on such bad teams. The Rams make use of St. Louis players when it suits them. They had Orlando Pace at the Coliseum for the home opener last year _ I was there _ when they honored him and some other Rams Hall of Famers. Marshall Faulk has been involved in some things out there. Mike "The Tackle" Jones was a game-day guest at one of the home games in 2016.
They took some hits on defense, most notably Calais Campbell. But I think they need some juice on offense. They were not nearly as explosive or productive on that side of the ball. And saying that I have a ton of respect for the GM Steve Keim. I think he's one of the best in the business. I'd like to see them take one of the top three WRs at No. 13 overall. Or TE O.J. Howard if he's there. Maybe you get a safety or a corner in round two _ there should still be some good ones available.
Trubisky at No. 6 to the Jets _ or someone trading up to the six spot with the Jets.
Thanks for participating. Much appreciated.
I think he goes somewhere in the second round. Established clubs with stable head coaches who could use running backs come to mind, such as Seattle or New England. What he did was unforgivable. But he did sit out an entire year. And I get that you may think that's not enough. But he was punished. Is he remorseful for his deed? I'd have to talk to him myself to get a good read on that. But there are still enough coaches _ and teams _ in the NFL who'd rather win games than win press conferences. Somebody will take him, and fairly high in the draft. He's a very talented player, a top 25 pick in my estimation, without the baggage.
Pretty amazing isn't it? If for example, you're Caleb Brantley. If the allegations are true, what could he have been thinking? Were you not paying attention to Joe Mixon? Not sure about the Gareon Conley stuff. I saw the headlines before I hopped on the chat, but didn't have time to read any of the stories.