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  1. I think this is my best one yet. Was able to trade back, wait on CB and still get a guy I'd be happy with at pick 16. Got both my favorite non-Williams/Davis WR's (one of those 2 is gonna be a stud), two good interior OL, stud pass rusher, and the homerun hitting RB. Oh, and an athletic freak TE with crazy upside. All my boxes checked. Man, if only this were reality... Your score is: 11245 (GRADE: B+) Your Picks: Round 1 Pick 28 (DAL): Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee (A) Round 2 Pick 21 (DET): David Njoku, TE, Miami (Fla.) (A+) Round 2 Pick 23 (NYG): Ethan Pocic, C/OG, LSU (A) Round 2 Pick 28 (DAL): Quincy Wilson, CB, Florida (A-) Round 3 Pick 6 (NYJ): Cooper Kupp, WR, Eastern Washington (A) Round 3 Pick 18 (DEN): Rasul Douglas, CB, West Virginia (B+) Round 4 Pick 4 (CHI): Zay Jones, WR, East Carolina (A) Round 4 Pick 12 (PHI): Kyle Fuller, C, Baylor (A) Round 5 Pick 3 (CHI): Corn Elder, CB, Miami (Fla.) (A) Round 5 Pick 32 (ARI): Donnel Pumphrey, RB, San Diego State (A+)
  2. I'm really high on him but I haven't been able to get a real finger on what the league thinks of him. Ive seen him anywhere from low 2nd to late 4th/5th.
  3. Happy with my first go at first-pick... especially my first 4 selections. They have Wilson criminally underrated. Totally unrealistic to take that many players... would end up cutting 1/3 to 1/2 but at least we'd have control of them. Feel confident we'd have at least one lockdown CB, grabbed a handful of talented pass rushers with upside. Between the 4 there's hopefully a real contributor in there. Got my favorite WR in the draft outside the top 2... a legit talent at RB and the more explosive homerun hitter in Pumphrey... And then just value in the trenches with a couple upside offensive weapons. And grabbed a QB that's huge value at that point to develop long term. I wish other GMs were as dumb as the computer ones on these draft simulators. Lots of fun though.
  4. Your score is: 10250 (GRADE: B-) Your Picks: Round 1 Pick 18 (TENN): Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State (A) Round 2 Pick 32 (N.E.): Quincy Wilson, CB, Florida (A) Round 3 Pick 14: Zay Jones, WR, East Carolina (B) Round 3 Pick 19 (TENN): Alvin Kamara, RB, Tennessee (A+) Round 3 Pick 32 (N.E.): Derek Rivers, DE, Youngstown State (A+) Round 3 Pick 34 (MIA): Kyle Fuller, C, Baylor (B+) Round 3 Pick 36 (COMP): Chris Godwin, WR, Penn State (A) Round 4 Pick 4 (CHI): Dawuane Smoot, DE, Illinois (B+) Round 4 Pick 10 (CHI): Tanoh Kpassagnon, DE, Villanova (B) Round 4 Pick 16: Ryan Glasgow, DT, Michigan (A) Round 4 Pick 25 (N.E.): Jarron Jones, DT, Notre Dame (A) Round 5 Pick 7 (LAC): Devonte Fields, OLB/DE, Louisville (B-) Round 5 Pick 11 (PHI): Donnel Pumphrey, RB, San Diego State (A) Round 5 Pick 15: Davis Webb, QB, California (A) Round 6 Pick 14: Storm Norton, OT, Toledo (B+) Round 6 Pick 24 (OAK): Justin Senior, OT, Mississippi State (B+) Round 7 Pick 16: Travin Dural, WR, LSU
  5. I really like Tanoh Kpassagnon as a developmental prospect. Maybe not exactly under the radar, but he's incredibly raw having only played a few years... but the size, strength and athleticism for his size are huge. With the right coaching staff and a proper developmental plan I think he can develop into a monster. His tape isn't consistently good, but he flashes moments of dominance. Right now he wins with pure strength or athleticism.... so he'll need to put a lot of work in. My only concern is if he truly loves the game enough to put that type of work in - but if he does I think he's got the raw talent/ability to become a monster. Id love him in the 4th. Depending on who else is there I'd even consider him with the 3rd round comp. 5th and it's a no brainer to me.
  6. I'm focusing on this part because this is the crux of where we differ. The Ravens said they want a complimentary receiver. I don't think that means big, physical and who can make plays down field when needed. I honestly don't think Marshall, Garçon or Britt is necessarily what they're looking for, but I'd definitely take Marshall bc I think he's a far superior player that won't cost as much and can likely be had on a shorter deal and therefore you're not taking on as much risk. Britt is going to cost similar to the other two, but doesn't have the track record (even if comparable over a recent 2-3 year snap shot), has never stood out on a good team, and is going to require a 5 year commitment. Not doing that on a questionable player. You mentioned Derrick Mason which is exactly what I envision when the Ravens say complimentary to what we already have. We have two outside guys who can make big plays down field, can take short crossing routes to the house with their speed. We have big and physical WR and TEs. We need craft route running. Garçon imo is the best of the 3 in that regard. I think they want an Edelman type guy personally. A guy that gets open early and often, finds soft spots over the middle but can go outside if needed. None of these 3 are that, but I think Garçon is the closest. The ideal scenario is Camp is this guy... and that's another reason why I prefer and older stop gap type player instead of committing 5 years to someone like Britt. Perriman is on this team and should fill whatever you could hope Britt to bring to the table and hopefully much more on a smaller deal over the next 3 years. Thats it. That's all I'm saying. Marshall imo in hands down the best player of the bunch and would likely come plug a hole for a year or two. Might not fit exactly what they're looking for but clearly upgrades the group. Garcon gets open. Wins with route running and hands. To me that's a closer fit to what they mean by complimentary than either of the other two. Big plays, speed, physical - all that should be covered by what's on the roster. We need precision, timing and sure hands. Britt - not saying he's definitely a bad player and wouldn't upgrade the group. But I'm definitely not cutting Wallace to get him which I've seen suggested. He hasn't done it enough for me to commit 5 years and money to. And imo what you'd hope he brings is exactly what I'm already expecting Perriman to do and more. Even if all the stats break down similarly over a 2-3 year snap shot, it's by far the best snap shot of Britts career. Garçons entire career looks like that. We've already got high upside guys we're hoping to break out in a big way.... I'm not spending more in hopes of finding the same result. In a business of no sure things, at a position we've historically had trouble with, I'm putting my money on the surest things. Garçon has been consistent. His floor is something I'd be satisfied with. Marshall can be a down right monster and won't take much commitment. For Britt, you're banking on him replicating his absolute best year ever consistently for the next 3-5 years just for the deal to make sense. If he becomes Kenny Britt again you're screwed. And if I can't get the more sure thing I'm spending way less money to bring back Aiken and giving him more opportunity. Over the past 3 years is ratio of targets to catches to yards is pretty darn similar. And all 3 were with the Ravens. I'd rather pay half or less to Aiken and bank on that if I triple his opportunity he'll triple the return. Side note: for any of the 1st down stats to really tell us anything we'd have to know things like average depth of target and down/distance of each. Meaning if every throw to a player was at a depth of 12 yds and on 1st down and 10... yes every catch will be a 1st down. That doesn't mean he's a clutch guy on 3rd down who gets open in obvious passing situations and can fight for that 1st. Not knocking or discrediting any of it... just pointing out that without context it's just as simple as comparing yards and catches.
  7. AND YOU GET TARGETS BY GETTING OPEN. Its not like Garcon and Marshall are doing alongside Joe Guy. Theyre commanding serious targets alongside Djax, Crowder and Reed.... or Alshon, Bennett, Forte.... etc.. And I said Britt has had some seasons of high % of 3rd down conversions, but hes not prolific. And you cherry picked the one year he was. Ok. cool. Your red zone numbers, are what, just last year again? Ok. If you want to pay a guy based on one year have at it. But thats how stupid GMs get duped in signing bad players to big, long term deals. Besides... Im not even the one who said "we need a serious red zone threat." I just said Britt isnt that. He doesnt catch many TDs. Period. He doesnt score. Never has. So saying we need Britt bc of how great he is in the red zone is ridiculous. I never said Garcon was great in the Red zone especially. Thats not what I want him for. I want him because he gives you 2nd and 2's or 3rd and 1's. He a sure handed guy that gets open on all downs. We've got Perriman, 20 Tight Ends, Rbs and FB for the red zone. I need a guy that get freakin get open 1v1 every play.
  8. Final point on it -- I get the WR isnt great. But that doesnt mean you bow to the market and start paying premium prices for mediocre players. Thats how you kill a franchise. Instead you find what the market does have value in, and add it to your team while the prices are good. Draft the rest. Every team has holes.... and WR is one for us. But im not going to pay cement prices for dried mud to plug it. So grab an aging player that you think you can get another year or 2 out of it... and keep doing what weve been doing until we can find a long term answer. Garcon, Marshall, some cut WR or draft for me. No theres no in between... unless they really think Jeffery or Pryor are what this team needs and are willing to spend the money. Otherwise pass and move on. Roll with what you got and improve your passing game by spending your resources to improve the OL and run game where theres actual value... or your D so you dont have to rely on the passing game as much, etc...
  9. Your calling one "force feeding" is somewhat semantics if theyre getting a similar volume of targets. Aiken has produced at the same clip his entire career. If you only give him 40 targets he'll catch 25 for 350 yds. If you give him 120 targets he'll catch 75 balls for 1,000. "force fed" only determines whether those targets came over a shorter number of games or not. Give him equally 100+ targets over 16 games and he'll put up that #. If the production is the same on a similar number of targets, theyre pretty equal. Whether another receiver on the same team got similar targets is pointless. If anything it makes Aikens feat MORE impressive bc he did it when the defense knew he was the only option. Britt did it with another guy getting an equal number of looks. But in the end, all it says is that the Rams WRs were healthy a full season and starters, while the Ravens main WRs in 2015 got hurt and Aiken took over getting a bulk of targets over a condensed time. My point is, we have guys thatll do a decent job getting targeted 100 times. I want a guy who commands the ball regardless of where he's been. Garcon and Marshall fit that mold. Whether alongside other very productive guys, or when they were the go to... they perform relatively the same. Guys like AIken/Britt have in their 1 season of 100+ targets put up decent numbers.... but theyve both only done it once, and im not committing to a guy like that for anything other than peanuts. I stand by it -- shelling out $8-10m to Britt is just like doing it for Aiken. If you force 100 targets his way he'll do pretty good. But, in a very good offense, neither will command 100 targets. And thats what we should be striving for. A very good offense. Not more of the same.... banking on guys like Aiken, Torrey, Marlon Brown, etc... who've proven they can put up a good year when surrounded by JAG's.
  10. Britts not good in the redzone. Hes big but doesnt play up to his size. Hes had a few seasons where he's caught a high % of 1st downs, but never had more than 50 because he's just not a volume catcher. THATS what we need imo. bc Wallace and Perriman arent guys that get separation every play. Garcon, Marshall both are better in the red zone, and on 3rd down. If you want a go to guy in the Red Zone and on critical 3rd downs.... Britts not your guy. And I wouldnt be surprised if Britt gets upwards of $10m. Guys like Tavon Austin and Jeremy Maclin did in recent years coming off similar seasons at a similar age. Citing Torrey Smith doesnt help. Awful deal. And Id say they brought him in to be their #1, theyre just idiots. Boldin was declining and they had nothing else. Sanu's a great weapon when you have the AJ Green/Julio Jones in place. He's a #2 to that. We have nothing close. And Marvin Jones was brought in to essentially become the 1B not #2. And he became the 1A quickly. $8-10m is typically #1 WR money. There are just the dominant guys like the AJ Greens, Julio Jones, Dez's, etc... who make way more. Again.... Kamar Aiken in a horrible offense with Ryan Mallet throwing the ball put up 1,000 yds and 5 TDs.... the equivalent of Britts best ever season, with similar surrounding talent. Why not resign Aiken at a fraction of the cost, since that 2015 season was so telling of what his future holds? Im just convinced Britt is a career 700 yd, 3-4 TD guy. That's not what this offense needs, because thats what we have. Hopefully Perriman becomes more, but i need a guy i can COUNT on to do it.... not a guy who at his absolute best ever did it one time.... when he was the only real weapon in the passing game and was the focus. once again, in that type situation even Kamar Aiken can put up those numbers - yet we all know thats not who he really is. Maybe its bc for a long time everyones hoped Britt could turn the page, so we want to believe "hes finally doing it." I think its just a product of him being force fed the ball by a crappy QB in a crappy offense. And bringing up Garcons highly productive offense isnt a knock, because he had Desean and arguably the best slot receiver in the NFL to share targets with, along with a pretty darn good TE. And he still got his, because hes a guy that gets open all the time. THATS what we need on this team. Guys that demand balls bc theyre open even when there are other quality target around. Not guys who look good when no one else is around. Im tired of other teams shiny turds.
  11. If those guys are getting in the upper teens in terms of average annual salary that only drives Britt's price up making it even worse in my opinion. And aside from last year we're talking about a guy who's career highlights were a couple 700 yd seasons with some injury riddled stinkers in between. He's never really been a major red zone threat. And with his size he should be. He plays much smaller than he is. I mean honestly -- I just look at him like i look at Kamar Aiken. On a bad offense surrounded with no talent both can put up a #1 WR like season. 1,000 yds, 5 TDs. But, put them in an offense with actual NFL caliber talent and they quickly fall down the pecking order. So, why the love for Britt but no one pulling to resign Aiken at half the cost? Aiken has at least been durable.... The whole poor offense, no QB argument in favor of Britt kind of falls flat for me, because we saw Aiken with a bunch of nobodies and Ryan Mallet throwing him the ball put up similar numbers. And I guarantee no one would be happy if we paid him $7m/yr and considered cutting Wallace to do so. And, btw, just bc the Rams paid Tavon $10m/yr doesnt make signing equally ok players to similar contracts a good idea. The Rams way of doing business isnt exactly working, so citing their contract offers as examples isnt a ringing endorsement. And this whole "fit" thing... dont really get it either. Wallace doesnt fit, but Britt somehow does even though we havent seen him in the Ravens offense. We've seen Wallace and the results were pretty good. And for as much as I hear 'but Wallace got most of his production early in the season." So did Britt. It happens. Defenses adjust and try to take away what youre doing well. Someone else has to step up, hence the need for a "complimentary" receiver, not all new receivers. So, if we're talking about Marshall, Garcon, and Britt all likely being in a similar price range - i just dont get the desire for Britt over either the others. Both have been more consistent, more productive, and imo are better fits for what we do. If we're seriously gonna consider Britt, I'd rather just bring Aiken back at half the cost and give him more targets. maybe not quite the upside... but less volatile.
  12. I dont get the Britt love. He's going to get paid like a legit #1, after just 1 season of performing like one. In how many years of his career has he shown this? I think he had 1 year early on, then lived off that "potential" for the next 3-4 years, and now busts out 2016 and everyones in love with his potential again. Great, maybe hes turned the corner. But i think paying a 28 year old receiver whose been in the league 7 years with only 1 really productive season is a gamble.... especially when he's probably going to command ~$8-10m/yr. You basically give him a deal hoping that his lone very good year (last year) will be his norm for the next 3-5 seasons, and that his previous 6 seasons were derailed by injury, bad situations or whatever. You need him to play up to his ceiling to even come close to getting value. And if he reverts to who hes been the majority of his career you're paying a #3-4 guy like a top receiver. At least Marshall/Garcon have proven reliably productive. All things equal i prefer Marshall or Garcon. Honestly, even if we get outbid or dont go after either - i dont think id want Britt even as the consolation prize. I just think youre going to have to commit too much for the risk that he represents. Youre counting on too many variables to pay off in order for that deal to have value, and it could way too easily result in deciding between way over paying for a 4th receiver or eating a bunch of dead cap. No thanks.
  13. So the tackle market just got a little more interesting. Ryan Clady and Kelvin Beachum are both now on the market as the Jets and Jags respectively decided not to pick up their options. Brandon Albert is expected to be released today so Tunsil can take over at LT. Are any of them enticing names for RT? I know Albert fell off in 2016 at LT, but maybe a move to the right could help? I honestly dont know much about the seasons of Clady or Beachum.... so genuinely curious. If they could present a far cheaper option than Wagner, is it worth exploring?
  14. Not trying to be argumentative - I don't know what this has to do with what I posted. The post I replied to said if we bring in 2 FA WRs we can't keep Wallace bc that'd make Perriman the #4. I only brought up Thomas to show that even a rookie WR with 2 very high quality WRs in front of him isn't just designated the #3 guy. You become what your ability says you are. If we kept Wallace and added two established, productive receivers (we won't) it would only effect Perriman as much as he allows it to. If he goes into TC balling like he's fully capable he can make himself the #1 or #2 guy regardless of who else is here. And conversely if he's not good enough to be a very productive 1st or 2nd target then we shouldn't be complacent at the position just bc we want Perriman to be that -- and therefore just hand the job to him. Making him your number 1 will lead to a poor offense if he's only good enough to be the #4 when faced which 3 other actual NFL caliber talents at the position. If that's the case we absolutely should be looking to keep Wallace and add 2 more quality players. But personally I think Perriman takes a big leap this year. I think Camp finally stays healthy and becomes a big part of the offense. And I think we add a solid FA option at WR giving us by far the best group of WRs we've ever had in terms of legit depth.
  15. The Saints had Brandin Cooks, Willie Snead and Coby Fleener and still drafted Michael Thomas... who became the #1. We're not getting 2 FA WR's AND keeping Wallace. It's maybe one FA WR and Wallace, or cut Wallace to get one high end FA WR.... not much more imo. And even if we did sign 2 FA WRs and keep Wallace - it would be on Perriman to win the job. Plain and simple. Hes got all the tools. No one can push him down the depth chart except himself allowing himself to be pushed down.