I like how soccer is nowhere to be found on your list. Thumbs up to you good sir.
4 of your top 5 sporting events involve soccer, and outside of the world cup watching a sport for 80+ minutes that can end in a tie is enough to make my eyes bleed. Therefore your opinion is invalid to me.
Take Garrett at 1 and pair him with Ogba and you have the makings of a half decent d-line.
At 12, I think Hooker falls to them here, it's just a matter of if the browns are smart enough to take him. Unlikely
I think pick 33 should be used with other resources (maybe a 2nd rounder next year) to jump back ahead of the Texans and take whichever QB between Watson and Trubiskey falls. And one of them will fall.
At 52 I'm taking the best corner available. Hopefully Sidney Jones. Dude was I top 15 pick before the pro day injury.
At the top of round three I like Chris Goodwin at WR. He was one of the only guys that gave our first round corners fits during the season. The dude is going to be a player a la Allen Robinson. Although I'd be very tempted to pull the trigger on Raekwon McMillan if he somehow fell to us there, and just finish completely making over the entire D.
Here's what I don't get, why the hell is a top 150 player from Ohio going to play for an 8-loss SEC team instead of Mich st, or Penn St, or Wisc, and trying to stick it to OSU all while having the potential to win a Big 10 championship and play in the playoffs??? I mean, to each their own, but that makes no sense to me.
When I posted my question those last two Twitter posts were not part of the article. It was edited after my question... Forever making my question look stupid... Damn
I thought the NCAA recently passed a rule that would prevent this thing from happening. I'm almost positive I read somewhere that if a school hired the parent/coach of a player, they would not be able to recruit that player for 2 years. Is that actually a thing, or am I slowly losing my mind?
You're a very pessimistic person...
There are few things in this world that are a worse idea than a fast food burger castle selling colt 45 out of their dungeon...
It's funny, outside of the #1 overall pick, the browns could take a buckeye at their next for picks and become substantially better:
#12: Hooker (projected 5-12 range)
#33: Conley/Latimore (projected late first/early second)
#52: McMillan (projected early/mid second)
#65: Elflein (projected early third)
And yet the clowns will select exactly 0 of those players...
If we pulled the rug out from under him, it's a bush league move. I fear that sound I'm hearing is the crumbling of Haskell Garrett's commitment...
Umm "not liking" isn't the same as "not having and opinion on". The guy is allowed to comment.
Edit: dang it, you did the same to me! Ha
Thank you Hodge, you beat me to it. +1
There's a reason the guy got a comparable number of reps to Lattimore and Conley, the kid can play. He did not struggle like Arnett did, and he was consistently solid in coverage. Not spectacular, but solid. Sure, he got beat a couple times, and occasionally those beats were bad, but so did Apple in his first year getting snaps... and Conley...
Given the progression those two made I feel its safe to assume Ward makes a similar jump, especially because it would not be a reach to say he performed better this year than either of them did during their first tour of duty. What seems crazy is all the people saying a guy who has NEVER PLAYED A SNAP of major conference football is immediately going to be better than Ward, who has some 500 or so game snaps of experience to his name already. Why? Because of a highlight film where he dominated other mostly poor competition? Has anyone actually seen a whole game film of the kid? Because you all seem pretty certain that he's never been out of position or beat on a route in his entire career. Of course you're only going to see his good plays... its a highlight film!!!
Sorry, but if I'm a gambling man (which I'm not), I'm putting my money on the known quantity. This is not to say that I don't want Sheffield in this class, because I do, but to say that he is even guaranteed to start over Arnett at this point would be a stretch. (See Pridgon v. Prince)
Denzel Ward is going to be lock-down next year. Only way Sheffield has a chance to start is if Latimore goes pro. Unless you count battling Arnett for the nickel spot a starting role.
This is making me nervous. I want Holmes in this class in the worst way. I hope this is a "both" scenario and not a "one instead of the other" situation.
Lynn Bowden seems to be a hot name right now. His addition, or either one of the DT's we're chasing, would likely put us over the top.
Burns' game 1 pick 6 disagrees with you...
There are five choices on the graphic. But Michigan St looks like it's slowly being erased like a Marty McFly picture... So it only looks like three
80% of the time, Birm is right every time...
Absolutely. I didn't include us because I think our playoff floor is the 3 spot. I don't think Washington passes us even with a win. Therefore, we wouldn't be a round one option for bama
Someone remind me, who is it exactly that Alabama has beat that's any good? Or at least was any good when they played them? Don't say USC, they were a dumpster fire at the beginning of the season and are a completely different team right now. LSU maybe??? We could say the same thing about Wisconsin. Honestly, I think bama comes into the playoffs with an overinflated sense of self confidence and drops their first round game. Especially if they play a team with a defensive pulse, like wisc or Mich.
It was later confirmed that the smoke was nothing more than a dumpster fire