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  1. 1) due to defenses loading up on Pryor/Crowder/Reed early, Doctson will come out the gates hot. Then defenses will adjust, he will have the typical rookie WR issues (specifically, consistently beating press-man), & it won't matter too muvh because the offense will have been unlocked by then. 2) Perine gets 13+ TDs, Kelley gets the bulk of rushing yards, CT the passing yards, but Perine takes over late as the primary back. Mostly due to his punishing style. 3) red zone offense drastically improves...we see a boatload of fade routes converted to actually TDs, & memes regarding Gruden flippantly calling fade routes indignantly AT fans who mocked him previously for it will be at an all time high. 4) Jonathan Allen will record a whopping 7.5 sacks...which is high, but not that high for a DT. The shocking part will be that this helps HBKerrigan break the 14 sack barrier....i want to say he gets upwards of 16 sacks this year, but i will temper my bet at 14+. Many of them will be effort sacks where he gets beyond the QB's drop, & comes back inside, & gets a sack vecause Allen forced pursuit in his direction. 5) KC signed by deadline, answers all questions about "elitenessicity." I think with this offense he can throw for around 35 TDs, & 7 INTs, & 5,000 yards. All of which are cool....but i think he leads the league in QBR this year...which will ultimately be what shuts down the negativity towards him. 6) i want Bree Island to finally take that next step...alas...i think Moreau takes over by week 4, Bree moves to slot CB full time, & leads all rookies with INTs. Only for DROY to go to Jonathan Allen. His impact will be sudden, & resolute. Count it. 7) i feel that we are still in a transition of i find it hard to see us winning as much as we probably would in normal years. I see us having trouble with odd opponents in between toughies. If we nail that, then i see us either being great on the road, & bad at home...or vice-versa. Do we get over the primetime bugaboo? Can we win in Seattle? Or KC? & will we get off to a legitimate hot start for once? Or will we comestumbline out the gate again? I feel like our biggest hurdle to a succesful season is our mentality. All the scenarios listed in the last one basically amount to how much we let it effect us...which shouldn't be an issue for an NFL team...except, they have. This is what i want to see most this year before i believe in anything beyond steady improvement. I need to see us taking it to opponnents with moxi, & i want us to be out there having fun. We need a solid blowout or 2 against a decent opponent also. in order for me to feel like we've made the right strides, i need to see us out there playing a different game at times than our opponent. If i see those things...then 12-4 is certainly attainable. If not...then probably another year in mediocrity before we take another step. Just my hot-takes.
  2. Anderson isn't a MILB though, & for all this "missed tackles machine" stuff, he (being Cunningham) still led CFB in tackles. This was all gone over in the draft thread, so i won't rehash it. Basically feel that if the team was intent on replacing Compton, then most assuredly...Cunningham gets taken instead of Anderson. Anderson has a place on this tean...but his acquisition doesn't immediately impact Compton's imo.
  3. We shall see....i wanted that upgraded for sure, & wanted Cunningham specifically for that reason, over Anderson. I just think that despite what fans may believe, the staff likes Compton at that MILB spot, & they are ok with the support, & how it all fits Compton. It's just a prediction. I also predict that by week 6 (latest, post-bye), we have a different starting combo. Don't know who will take over, but i don't believe it happens right away.
  4. I think this draft was an endorsement for Kouandjio. Hopefully he's figured out NFL stunts/blitzes by now. Was watching NFLN top 100 last night, & about 2/5 highlight for defenders entailed Lauvao getting trucked in pass-pro. Never seen a guy that big be so completely incapable of setting a sturdy base. As for DL...i kinda hope Lanier wins a starting job. Think he might. Makes Allen/McGee(NT?)/Lanier my 3 in the 3-4. With a rotation of Ioannidis/McClain/Hood/Taylor...not too shabby. I think that the starting ILB pairing will be Zach Brown, & Will Compton. May change throughout the course of the season...especially if/when they start using Anderson inside on rush downs. Compton can play behind this front. Also...bold prediction...people will hate this, but i will be right about Compton. As for DBs...if only because of injury recovery, i think Breeland wins the starting role to begin the season. I think he will be challenged by Dunbar, & Moreau as soon as he gets healthy. I love the competition here.....probably the most interesting camp battle imho. TE.......Reed/Davis/Sprinkle...then it's a toss up. The extra value NP brings, if healthy, is that he can line up at H-back, or, FB. Can he stay healthy though? Starting X/Y will be Pryor/Crowder. They will move Crowder around a lot, but he will be listed as the starting WR. Doctson will get sprinkled in until he gets fully acclimated...then we will see a TON of 3/4/5 wide sets. I think Davis, & Harris make the squad, along with Quick, & then one of the camp bodies will earn a spot or 2. Grant is gone...please, & thank you. RB....committee. Perine is a short yardage, & touchdown burglar...Kelley will carry the lion's share, & CT is our speedster. S....Swearinger/Cravens, Hall gets cut, or significantly restructures. Montae Nicholson wil be interesting in camp...but find it hard to think he can beat out DJ for a starting spot just yet. I feel like we're gonna have to cut/demote 2 or 3 ILBs on the that battle will be the other, most interesting camp battle. Lastly......sign KC please.
  5. I would have taken Cunningham at 49, & Stevie T, or Carlos Watkins in place of a later pick. Otherwise...pretty spot on. No real complaints, just what i would have done differently. I don't even dislike the Anderson pick because it makes's a solid pick imo. Just would have been absolutely over the moon if we had also added Cunningham.
  6. I feel like this isn't all that different from the draft where we took Moses/Murphy...same MO. you believe that draft was Scot's board via his consulting firm?
  7. So we got older with this draft? Lol Like the pick...liked other guys on the board a LOT better, but don't hate this pick at all. Getting Mareau helped a lot in that regard too. Welcome to the team Ryan! Hope you have a heckuva career with the Skins! HTTR!!!
  8. 1st round steal 2 years in a row! HTTR!!! how the heck did we end up with the chance to pick Johnathan freaking Allen?!?!
  9. Congrats to Moses. Keep working that tail off...more greatness to come! HTTR!!!
  10. One could only hope. That's a double-whammy in our favor. Actually starting to buy into the idea that Fournette may fall. All it could take is for Jax to pass him up. Then the Jets, before Carolina...where it's a toss up for him or McCaffrey. Next would be the Browns at 12, & then maybe Baltimore. Phi/NO i think are looking for more in the passing game from a RB, & so Fournette could easily get past them. Pretty interesting if that happens. Would have to think it a no-brainer at that point, no? To the hypothetical above: I would take Cunningham, Lamp, or Mixon, & wouldn't hate Jarrad Davis as the pick.
  11. Too bad Carolina doesn't like him as much, lol. I had my hopes up for a minute on McCaffrey. Wouldn't it be grand if Jax/Carolina both wound up preferring jacknife backs, & took McCaffrey, & Cook...allowing Fournette to fall to us. A guy can dream, right? & to @clskinsfan...i started writing a response, & lost it. I'll gice you the cliff notes. Reddick to me = pure pass rusher day 1. NFL starter/impact player, needs to go after QB. His project is inside. Guys like Takk/Watt/Harris, they all have tons of stuff that gives me pause if I'm expecting them to be impactful players in 1-2 years. That's just not what i want at 17. As for could be made, except Reddick ticks that speed rush box, whereas all these ither dudes simply do least not nearly to the extent Reddick does.
  12. More that he is the one who suits a need for speed rush, & whose potential hits a more rare quality than what the other guys who are also labeled as "pass rushers" can claim in this draft. There are guys i like as project players, but none intrigue me the way Reddick does.
  13. Reddick is the only "pass rusher" in this draft that particularly intrigues me. Everyone else is projected potential. There are waaaaayyyy too many players still on the board at 17 to reach for maybe's, & projects.
  14. So...I've been playing coy with Reddick. The main reason is because i don't believe there's any chance he gets past NO, & i don't wanna get my hopes up. If he, & Foster were there at 17, i would take Reddick. I think he most certainly can play the opposite, right side of Kerrigan. Apparently NO may have McCaffrey rated higher, so that could help us. I'm currently here, as far as most likely available: 1) Reddick 2) McCaffrey 3) Conley 4) Cunningham 5) Mixon Yes...if there's a run on RBs, & Cook/McCaffrey/Founette, plus Foster/Reddick are off the board, i would probably be ok with taking Mixon because he's that good, & someone else will under those circumstances. All things being equal...i think Reddick has a ceiling of say, Vonn Miller, & has a pretty high floor. Even if all you did was line him up to rush the passer, he will excel at that, but i do believe he can play inside if groomed correctly, & with patience. To me, he represents the highest value to our team at 17, were he available. Alas, i do not believe he will get past NO, & he would be a steal there. To clarify...i am not saying he IS Vonn Miller...but that he flashes that sort of potential. He needs to add to his repertoire of moves, & learn coverages, & get better at stuffing the edge to get all the way there...but he can be a game changer with his skillset. Plus...the kid just talks smart. He sounds like a student of the game. Seems like work ethic isn't an issue, & can make sudden plays that tilt the field. Otherwise...i love Cunningham, as posited, & if McCaffrey miraculously falls in our's likely because Reddick, Cook, & Foster are all gone. So to me, McCaffrey would be a de-facto BPA choice. Wildcards remain: Forrest Lamp Corey Davis Trade back Derek Barnett Gareon Conley A run like the aforementioned could mean that all, or most of the above would be available. I would take Cunningham, but i could see us drafting any from this tier. If this list were available, & Cunningham isn't your guy, then i would go Conley, or trade back. But that's just me.