Considering the Browns’ decades-long need at quarterback, the decision to draft talent over need will receive mixed reviews.
Yesterday, we took an early look at some interesting second-round pick candidates before the Combine officially ended. At his best, he has the length and bend to disrupt the quarterback off the edge and he looked like a future first-rounder after picking up 110 pressures in his first two seasons at LSUs. He’s special. And like I said, Cleveland has the first and fourth pick.
The foundation of draft commodity dates back Jimmy Johnson draft values, but the concept of “draft points” is based on Chase Stewart’s model from 2012 which assigned point value to each draft pick using a more analytical approach.
Chubb regained his freshman-year form last season with an 87.8 overall grade and an elusive rating of 96.2 that ranked fifth in the class.
Dickerson doesn’t like who came before Barkley and he really doesn’t like the possibility of Barkley going to the Browns at either of their picks in the top four, or the Giants at No. 2 overall.
Ham – a four-time Super Bowl champion and one of the greatest players in Nittany Lion history – has watched Barkley up-close as the Penn State Sports Network’s analyst and simply said, “You don’t pass on somebody like this”. General manager Dave Gettelman appears contempt with Eli Manning as the starter next year and Davis Webb as the backup/development arm.
There’s precedent for combine warriors with lackluster college tape failing once they make it to the league. They could add to their defense with a legit pass rusher or augment their offense and what surely will be an offseason spent upgrading their ability to move the ball.
Typically, a team coming off of a trip to the NFC Championship Game would figure to have their quarterback situation figured out, but that is anything but the case for the Minnesota Vikings, who have decisions to make on all three of their signal-callers.
“I thought Josh Allen put on a show”. Alabama cornerback Minkah Fitzpatrick is a likely top-five selection and did nothing to hurt himself at the Combine. Remember just a few years ago when no one wanted to take a back in the first round? That’s the problem teams had with him previous year against Penn State. I don’t project trades in these team-specific mock drafts, but that is a scenario to keep in mind. Tim Tebow only wanted to play quarterback, too.
One who, conversely, fed off the hoots and hollers during his bench press.
If the Jets settle their quarterback situation via free agency, then the sixth pick could well be the icing on top of the cake for this team.
We should expect to see a lot of smokescreens deployed by the Giants’ organization, as they are on a new campaign to stop the leaking of draft information that has occurred in years past.