I wish I could make such bold statements knowing they'll never be proven right or wrong...
Fair points. It's possible his stock would improve being one of the primary targets in the offense.
At the same time though, Braxton Miller was very underutilized at receiver/H-back, and yet a lot of people are calling for him to be drafted in the second or third round tonight (he's also been injury-prone). So I think size and athletic ability are limiting factors for Jalin, unfortunately.
Maybe someone will have him ranked high on the board and take him earlier than we expect though.
Yeah, I meant that Erving was picked with the 1st in 2015 that they traded to us in 2014.
Indeed. That's why I followed up with the rest.
How you described their offense was definitely true for most of the two years this team has been together, but not really true over the past few months. There's been a lot of ball movement and increased assist numbers.
Regarding Finals matchups:
The Cavs had a double digit lead in the second half @ SA this season, and beat them soundly in Cleveland. I agree that over a 7 game series considering the coaching advantage that the Spurs have they would be favored though.
The Cavs would beat OKC in 5 games, IMO. LeBron has owned them.
A healthy GSW team kills everyone, but if Curry is hurt or not playing well because he's worried about reinjuring himself, there might be a small chance.
He should get drafted. Was he really going to improve his stock much? He wasn't going to get bigger or faster. He'll be a slot guy/return man.
An undermanned Cavs team swept them in the ECF last season.
Atlanta fans have been talking about how they are healthy this year... uhh well Kyrie played ~50 minutes in the series last year and Kevin Love was already out for the season. Korver got his ankle snapped but the Cavs were shutting him down before that anyway.
Tristan Thompson destroys their bigs on the glass. He will have a much bigger series than he did against Detroit.
They lost Demare Carroll from last year's team who was the one guy who could defend LeBron decently well 1 on 1. The Cavs are really a terrible matchup for them and have a huge psychological advantage. Delly was able to get so far into Al Horford's head that he tried to hit him with a WWE elbow drop and got a flagrant 2 last season. They are mentally weak... I'll say Cavs in 5, but only because I don't pick sweeps.
Another example was in 2014 - traded away the #4 pick to the Bills who selected Sammy Watkins. The Browns got Justin Gilbert and Cameron Erving.
Watkins isn't a talent on the level of Julio Jones, but Gilbert will be out of the league in a year or two and Cam Erving was horrendous last season, although it's a bit too early to judge him for sure.
At this point you'd much rather have Watkins.
Since Gordon is an idiot, you'd still be drafting two starters if you went with Coleman and Thomas even if they are at the same position. I wouldn't expect it, but the offense needs weapons for sure.
Ragland, Noah Spence, Vonn Bell, or Mackensie Alexander would be nice at 32. There are a lot of good guys left though, so trading back to 40ish to pick up some more picks wouldn't be devastating I guess.
The UFC has been saying Conor is out. Dana said they were looking for a new opponent for Diaz, but Diaz just said at a press conference they had last week that he's training to fight McGregor and if it's not him then he's not fighting. So unless they offer him a bunch of money I guess Diaz won't be on the card either.
Good, good. Then if JBJ wins he could defend against Rumble on the NYC card potentially.
To be fair to JT (and Beck since I basically blamed him) he had an offensive line that he won't have this fall so he faced a lot of pressure, but to me it seemed like he had happy feet a lot of the time and I wasn't loving his ball placement. The offense will likely again be heavily run based but I'd like to see JT take the next step in the pass game to make the offense truly threatening.
Just didn't see much of a difference in the spring game, but there is a lot of practice time to go. I think that's why he played longer than expected, because they wanted him to get some good reps in.
If Herman was still the OC and QB coach last season, we're talking about back to back National Championships. It's that simple. Beck was terrible for both quarterbacks, and don't look now but JT didn't look much improved with his pocket presence or accuracy in the spring game. At least Ed took over the play calling duties and made the offense work again at the end of last season.
Willing to place a large wager on the fact that the scout calling out his intelligence has never spoken with him or talked to him about football. Calling him a poor man's Jamarcus is pretty embarrassing.
Please let Bosa fall...
Channing Frye will hopefully get minutes when Love is out of the game. I think the Cavs stick to the plan of limiting Drummond and Reggie and make other guys beat them with the 3 ball, but the Pistons won't be as efficient.
Let's say Cavs win it 98-90.
Kind of goes both ways. He lives in the paint and only got 4 free throw attempts and only averaged 6 on the season. If he was officiated like Harden/Curry/other stars, he would have at least double the amount of attempts. Just the nature of his physical style, guys can't really defend him without fouling and refs can't call every foul on him or the games would be at a really sluggish pace.
I'm always worried about guys that move so far up based on charming the coaches in interviews and the "it factor" and other immeasurable things. We'll see how it plays out with him.
I'm #TeamBurrow this season...
Since Baugh is the new Vannett, is this guy the new Baugh? The blocking tight end in 2 TE sets?