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  1. Sorry. Ignore. Completely messed up here.

    If there are any mods, I'd like to request having this thread deleted. I apologize. Yes, it should've. Just shows how much I know about the Redskins. I thought it was about Doctson and it turns out it was a whole different receiver. Since that receiver is not on the Redskins anymore, it turns out it was a full on Kirk Cousins bash thread. I apologize again for the waste of time.
  2. Sorry. Ignore. Completely messed up here.

    I feel very stupid right now. Thanks for speaking up. I originally thought the whole thread was about Doctson but clearly I didn't even read what I posted.
  3. Sorry. Ignore. Completely messed up here.

    I apologize. I messed up thinking Garcon was Doctson for some reason. My bad. Shows you why I'm a rival fan and not a Redskins one. Thought it was interesting, but turns out I'm making myself look foolish. Sorry.
  4. I apologize. As it turns out, the thread I was talking about was talking of Garcon, not Doctson like I originally thought. For some reason I thought it was about Doctson the whole time. I have no idea how that came up.
  5. 2017 Comprehensive NFL Draft Thread

    Mike Mayock has released his first mock draft of the NFL draft season a night before draft day. A guy with a lot of inside sources, he usually helps project - to an extent - an accurate depiction of the draft. Here's his full draft for your enjoyment: Some things of interesting note: --Fournette goes to the Jaguars at 4, an unlikely scenario based on the numerous rumors I'm hearing. Panther forum resident with connections to an NFL scout has made it very clear that his NFL scout source says that it's between OJ Howard, Cam Robinson, QB Deshaun Watson, and a D-line prospect. The Chicago Tribune reports back up this statement. A RB will be likely taken in the later rounds, as their GM has "gone out of his way to defend them," so it's very unlikely Fournette goes to them ahead of us. --Browns trade up to 5; Titans down to 12. Browns get their QB while Titan's get John Ross, a surprise pick imo. --S Malik Hooker falls all the way to 19. Not a good thought considering he's one of my highly rated safeties, and I do not want to see him in the NFC South at all --OJ Howard is picked up by the Jets at 6. Woah. --Chargers get DE Solomon Thomas. A huge steal. --As expected, the SF 49ers are sold on Jamal Adams. The NFL Scout reported that even if Garrett falls, there's a possibility they'd still pass on him for Adams. Interesting to say the least. --Deshaun Watson falls to 25. --Redskins Get Takkarist McKinley, a solid grab
  6. Was a good draft. Fun all around. Thanks for running it @Gibbs Hog Heaven
  7. And finally, the Panthers last pick. With the 7th round 245th overall pick, the Panthers select... Nathan Gerry - SS - Nebraska Really surprised no one picked up this kid. With the Panthers looking to further their depth in the backfield, Nathan Gerry is a steal. I honestly was surprised to see him still available on my board, and probably would've picked him up earlier if I noticed. Anyways, to make this fast, a quick copy and paste of traits this kid brings: Name: Nathan Gerry School: Nebraska Position fit: SS Stats to know: Third-best run stop percentage of all draft-eligible safeties. What he does best: Excellent at working downhill in run defense out of a split safety look. Improved tackler from his previous two years at Nebraska; went from 25 combined missed tackles in 2014 and 2015 to eight in 2016. Has ability to read the QB allows him to attack coming forward and cut off routes to make big plays. Four interceptions and six pass breakups in 2016. Has the size, physicality and aggressive playing style to take on tight ends in man coverage. Over the past three seasons opposing QBs completed just 51.5 percent of throws into his coverage and had a rating of 54.5 against him. Player comparison: Kurt Coleman, Carolina Panthers Coleman does not meet the standard level of athleticism of a traditional safety, but his aggressiveness and ball skills have extended his career much longer than was anticipated when he came out of Ohio State in 2010 and was selected in the seventh round. Bottom line: Gerry’s best and only fit seems to be in a split safety role where he is hardly ever asked to play single-high free safety and is limited in his deep coverages. He can play half the field and attack the flats and LOS as well as any safety in this class, but he is limited athletically and does not look like he can matchup with any wide receiver or tight ends with plus speed. Gerry can be an effective early-down player who is best hidden in underneath zone coverage or cover-2 looks in nickel and dime situations.
  8. 2017 Comprehensive NFL Draft Thread

    Just want to give my two cents from Panther rumblings and other draft rumors I've heard, so add this to your boards if you're interested - Panthers tier 1 prospects at 8; 1. Garrett 2. Fournette 3. Adams 4. Thomas Panthers extremely high on Fournette. Rumors are Bengals are too, so competition for Jets 6th pick is pretty intense. If Jax passes on Fournette, Bengals and Carolina will be putting a full court press for the 6th pick. Jets want a lower pick than 9 overall, but they'll be entertaining offers nevertheless. Panthers tier 2 prospects at 8: Order is unsure; fluxuates based on who picks who. Howard does have more love over CMC though apparently, but depends completely on how the draft goes. -Howard -Conley -McCaffrey -Barnett -Hooker Word is Falcons want to trade in 15-20 range for Willis. They're supposedly really high on him for some reason, or another edge rusher to play opposite Beasley. Bills talk of getting a QB is all smoke. No one believes they're actually interested. Browns want to trade up with #12. Not a surprise there at all, but Jets likely a possible suitor. They really want to trade with the 49ers or Bears if possible, but they see it as unlikely. Jets like Mahomes a lot and Conley. They feel either of those will be available lower, so they want to rack up as much value as possible. One player the Giants have shown strong interest in is Houston's Tyus Bowser, miscast in a 3-4 scheme with the Cougars. Many feel he has Jamie Collins qualities, especially the Dolphins, making him the prime target for the team in South Beach before the Big Blue can get around to picking. It could lead to a nice consolation prize though, as many scouts feel that Florida's Jarrad Davis is making a strong push to get with a linebacker-needy team in the bottom third of the opening round. The Giants also feel they can get their future edge rusher in the second round, with the favorite name being bandied about as Florida State's DeMarcus Walker, who some teams feel could also handle a few snaps each week as an under tackle in addition to coming off the flank. Youngstown State's Derek Rivers has also drawn considerable attention in East Rutherford, but some on the staff seem to prefer local product Tanoh Kpassagnon emerging late in the second round as a viable option if Walker has already been selected. If the team waits until the third round to get another pass rusher, Alabama's Ryan Anderson could fill that need, either on the edge or at strong-side linebacker. They have also shown similar interest in oft-injured Florida product - Alex Anzalone, but those medical reports are the only reason the Gator will still be there late on Day Three. Just some rumbling's I've heard to allow you to change focus for the draft.
  9. QB's the last need the Panthers have. I just have heard a lot about Chad Kelley, so thought I'd share my thoughts.
  10. Solid pick. A guy with all the potential in the world. Completely agree. I think the below analogy/summary will tell you exactly why Gibbs summed it up best. Football is not a corporate boardroom. But for the sake of entertaining this stupid business analogy that’s common with quarterbacking in the media, let’s go there. The quarterback is not the CEO of the team. It’s a poor analogy used by football players-turned-commentators who usually lack an ounce of corporate experience beyond getting paid sizable fees to speak at leadership seminars. The quarterback is the operations manager. He’s on the ground floor getting poo done. Good ops managers possess the academic theory, practical experience, workplace creativity, and emotional intelligence to work as effectively with the suit society upstairs as they do with the grunts in uniform. If the prospects earning early-round consideration were actual candidates for a job in operations management, I’d have concerns about all of them. Davis Webb would be the CEO’s son-in-law who will ace the interview and talk a great game in weekly meetings with the director. However, you have a feeling that he’ll always have a fancy way of explaining why poo happens to him and his team rather than actually getting the poo done. Mitchell Trubisky looks the part and says all the right things in the interview, but you have a sneaking suspicion that he doesn’t know how to delegate. You’ve learned the hard way that no matter how talented a manager is, he’ll fail in big moments and lose his team if he consistently puts too much on himself. Deshuan Watson is the graduate of a prestigious program who performed well as a summer intern—even earning extra points for excelling on a big stage. You like the potential, but good grades and a first-place trophy in the national collegiate sales competition doesn’t equate to managing your operation from the jump. You like DeShone Kizer despite the fact that his former employer gave him a tepid recommendation during the reference check. You got the feeling that the employer not only needs some leadership training, but he also failed to recognize the impressive work performed in difficult circumstances. Even so, this candidate may need a year or two as management-in-training to insure that his previous experiences didn’t saddle him with emotional baggage that could hurt your operation moving forward. If you’re not pooing yourself with cover-your-butt decisions, there are only two candidates that truly stand out. One of them is the guy whose resume lacks punch because he spent three years hiking through southeast Asia after graduation and his experience in the industry is limited to a small-time operation. Although he lacks the depth of experience with the processes that your company uses, his creativity and talent to get poo done has moments that are off-the-charts impressive. Everyone has glowing reviews, but you know it’s going to be a battle to get your VP of HR to sign off of this kid with rough spots and a steep initial learning curve. If you want an employee who could eventually give you record production and boost morale, you fight for Patrick Mahomes and risk the pitfalls. Then there’s Chad Kelly. He’s almost everything you want from an operations manager during working hours. While he absorbs information a little differently and may require you to adjust how to present it to him, he knows how to fuse theory, practice, and creativity for maximum benefit. He also has the emotional intelligence to know when to push or pull the best from his team. However, he’s arrogant and intense. His former employers swear by him but warn that if you aren’t a strong leader, he’ll wear you out with his competitive drive. There are additional concerns that his emotional intelligence doesn’t extend to his personal life, which can bleed into his time on the job. If you’re not fooling yourself about the pressure of the job and the likelihood that you’ll be gone if excellence isn’t attained, there are only two choices. And if it weren’t for the self-inflicted wounds Chad Kelly has caused to his career thus far, he’d be at the top of the list. Kelly is a battler with poise and the skill to work inside and outside structure with flashes of a 10-year NFL veteran. Watch Footballguy Sigmund Bloom discover that revelation that is Kelly’s talent in this RSP Film Room segment.
  11. Another one of those guys I have at a decent spot on my draft board yet everyone else has no clue who they are. Seems like my whole selection this draft has been relatively not-so-well known guys. I tend to be the anti-crowd when it comes to what I like. However, if there was a player I regret taking instead of another, it's got to be Kpassagnon over Lawson at this point. Admittedly, I didn't watch much Lawson film until recently, and I can tell you right now I wish I hit Lawson instead. He could come out as one of the top defenders from this class.
  12. I'm sorry. Wifi over here got buggy and I couldn't do anything about it. Anyways, I'll make it quick: With the 6th round pick, the Carolina Panthers select... Chuck Clark - Safety; Virginia Tech A guy with a decent combine (20 Yrd Dash: 2.65 10 Yrd Dash: 1.59, 225 Lb. Bench Reps: Vertical Jump: 33 1/2. Broad Jump: 20 Yrd Shuttle: 3-Cone Drill: 40 Time Range: 4.55-4.57), a worthy project player to help add depth to the Panther's defensive backfield. Clark is yet another tough-minded and athletic defensive back who has patrolled the secondary for the Hokies. One of the top players from Virginia in 2012, Clark stepped into a starting role as a true freshman in the team's bowl game, his second start of the year (22 tackles). Coaches lined him up at safety 11 times in the 13 games he played in 2014, making 73 tackles, 8.5 for loss, 1.5 sacks, an interception and 11 pass break-ups on the year. The interception came in the team's Military Bowl win over Cincinnati. Clark started every game in 2015, being credited with 107 stops, three for loss, an interception, and eight pass break-ups. The Hokies' two-year team captain received honorable mention notice from league media in his final year, as he made 94 stops, 2.5 for loss, and two pass break-ups. ANALYSIS STRENGTHS Durable three-year starter. Productive tackler who shows no hesitation to step downhill. Tracks ball carriers with balanced, leveraged approach. Under control as a tackler. Efficient and diligent in his mirror of the quarterback. Head stays on a swivel from receiver back to quarterback. Plays with elevated instincts. He will start breaking on throws at the beginning of quarterback's windup. Has enough range to play over the top and will plant his flag in the ribs of pass catcher to dislodge the throw. Plays with good route anticipation in man coverage. Not easily duped by bunch formations or misdirection. Maintains leverage against slot receivers and crowds in-breaking routes while looking to disrupt at the catch point. WEAKNESSES A shade smaller than teams will like from a combination safety. Can be manipulated by quarterbacks who push safeties around with their eyes. Shows a little stickiness in his hips when faced with coverage transitions. Aggressive nature gets him tangled in the sticky web of play-action fakes. Occasionally voids coverage responsibility to chase running plays that aren't there.
  13. Carolina is looking to trade up for a future 6th round pick. Any takers?
  14. Came to check on here just in time! You guys are going fast! The Carolina Panthers have gone big with their runningbacks with 240lb 4.51 40 speed Leonard Fournette as their RB-In-A-LBer's-Body in the first round to create a devastating running attack. A monstrous combination of power and speed to add juice in Carolina's run game. Even so, the idea of evolution is all too apparent on their minds. They need some extra weapons to spice up such a game. To do that, an upgrade yet again in the slot is necessary, along with a guy who can work in space. So, with the 6th round 192nd overall pick, the Panthers select... RB/WR Samajie Grant - Arizona A very underrated - and undersized - football player. At a meager 5'8", 175 lbs, there's no way this kid will ever be a workhouse runningback. Nevertheless, his skillset is intriguing. His ability in the slot and as a runner in space is vastly underrated. He could look to see a unique role in the Panthers offense with the different abilities he brings forth and help pave the way towards evolution. Nevertheless, here's a solid write-up that goes over what Samajie Grant brings to the table: Good football players come in all shapes and sizes. The three things that most have in common are toughness, effort, and creativity. Arizona slot receiver and part-time running back Samajie Grant has these three qualities and pound-for-pound, he’s one of the most entertaining players I’ve watched in this class of skill prospects. Grant had 45 receptions as a slot receiver last year, but my first exposure to Grant was this November matchup with Colorado where he was called upon to be the starting running back. Although CU drubbed Arizona, Grant accounted for 14 of its first 17 points and delivered an invaluable assist for the final touchdown. What fascinates me most about Grant in relation to analysis and projection of prospects is the delicate line between talent and role. When analysts and scouts grade players, they have to choose a position category. When they do, that assigned spot—be it RB or WR— shapes the perspective that evaluators have about a player’s skills. It’s why players like Danny Woodhead and Tyreek Hill fall through the cracks on draft day. Teams with imagination and flexible thinking capitalize on the conventional thinking that influences organizations to shy away. The conventional organizational perspective on these players fits one or all of these thoughts: -They don’t know how to create a productive role for this type of player. -They fear that the prospect is a true gadget player—a term for a limited talent disguised by his exciting college career as an athlete. -They stuck in “either/or” thinking with assigning a position to the prospect. At this point, I haven’t seen enough of Grant to truly gauge his value as a receiver so let’s presume for now that he’s a much better runner. If so, he’s not a conventional back. Even if he somehow reports to his Pro Day at 5’9″ 195 and can keep that weight on him, we’re talking that he’s at best comparable to Clinton Portis as a rookie struggling to maintain that weight, which the Broncos felt—as talented as he was— was too light for a feature back. If Grant is as small as he looks, an evaluator has to consider the current (or majority) reality of the league, the possibilities beyond that reality, and a realistic happy medium between the two. The current reality indicates that Grant earning top-12 status as a ballcarrier in this class is ludicrous. If he’s below 190 pounds, there are only a handful of small players during the past 30 years of football that have earned a pivotal role on an NFL offense. But when these exceptions occur, it’s often due to a team having a fluid role that blurs the lines between traditional position expectations and these players often perform as top prospects in hindsight. It means that if Grant finds a team that can maximize the skills you’ll see below, his value will transcend any conservative grading formula that turns its nose up at a smaller player that doesn’t fit the square hole. Watch a 5-8 (-ish), 175-pound ballcarrier channel his inner Barry and Walter—on the same play. He's as light on his feet as any back I've seen since Eric Metcalf. He's so quick in control of his cuts that when he presses tight to a blocker's back and cuts behind it, the lint and turf fibers from the blocker's jersey are the only things that make contact with Grant. I doubt he'll be signed to a tryout as a running back, but it's worth consideration. Samajie Grant is a wide receiver who I'd like to see converted to scat back, but if given a shot as strictly receiver due to his small frame, he's an excellent ball tracker who isn't distracted by tight coverage.