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  1. volsmet

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    I disagree my friend...some points we don’t see eye to eye on: He didn’t come back, he was the reason they were down imo, he made zero big plays v PSU, it was grotesque, they win by 20 with Thorson or Rypien. Haskins dumping the ball off to incredible players is about them, not him. He was disgusting. He did not get, nothing but better, he was as bad as any QB to ever live in game 10, & not all that much better the previous week. His film v MSU is atrocious. If you put Lock on OSU, they may win it all — put Haskins on Missouri, they don’t get to a bowl. A fine test for @The Consigliere ... he has to believe in Haskins, and he must dismiss all I see that’s troubling. The analytics prop up Grier & Haskins, we will see if these old eyes can keep pace with the geniuses.
  2. volsmet

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Take Oliver & get hammered. Though I don’t drink, getting Oliver would be cause for multiple benders, as getting Derwin last year would have been. Rosen & Bush is gaining steam in the ES community.
  3. volsmet

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    KC & Oakland. He’s in the thread!
  4. Happy Easter to you... & the rest of the ES draft gentlemen. I thank you for the hospitality, I signed up here before most of you, but I’ve only made my way to truly joining the community recently &, though I can be a cranky, arrogant, ...even a condescending jerk at times... you’ve all been extraordinarily welcoming, including the mods @TK @Jumbo ... this forum is phenomenal, I’ve enjoyed taking in the thoughts/evaluations, humility, & humor of many here. When I’m a pain in the butt, much like a child, it just means I’m exhausted... I hate the parts of myself that get prideful ... Gibbs & Gs10 served me a heaping helping of delectable humble pie on draft trades I didn’t think ever happened.. I’d be remiss not to mention it again, I’m rarely shy to mention what I get right .. I really enjoyed this mock draft with you guys, thank you for accepting my disputatious, goofy, & relentlessly interactive predilections... Happy Easter to you each. This may seem an overly reflective post for a forum such as this, but it’s important, to me, that I appreciate the small ways people complement the things I enjoy, & this community has done that.
  5. Sip got a rookie pro bowler in round 6 a year ago... the pressure to repeat is on.
  6. volsmet

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    #NeverForget In January Haskins was the darling of the draft guru world.
  7. volsmet

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    The analysts grading drafts, the week after the draft, all week, it’s excruciating. It makes no sense, we already know who they like... it’s hard to believe that stuff gets high enough ratings to keep running with it, but people love their football.
  8. volsmet

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    I lit my poor cousin up 5,000 times for the Colts lack of any inclination to secure the middle of their line, it’s baffling to me, these guys stay in shotgun & run traps/izone... tackles so often are ok if they can keep their assignment wide for 1.5 seconds, but a bad rep from a guard, in this league, sets you up in 2nd & 13.... done.... run your 2nd down draw & try to convert on 3rd & 6. Brutal. People also underestimate how much it impacts a QB to trust he’s protected inside. Guard play is about your QB & running game, everything that matters... everything that keeps your defense rested &, therefore, less susceptible to injury. Give me my guards & my center. That all said, I was infuriated that we passed on Williams, I had just watched Scherff get mauled by Derek Barnett in a bowl game, I was not particularly high on what I thought was going to be our new RT; Barnett just abused him all game.
  9. volsmet

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Wilkins is so good, I’m with you on him, he’s become the most underrated prospect in the first imo.
  10. volsmet

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    As you know, I was the first here crushing Haskins ... I think he is a great talent but I can’t see him succeeding in the NFL. Before the gurus were pointing these things out, I put it here in gif form & in text. I think he should have returned to school, I understand why so many believe in him, but his foot work makes me cringe, I don’t think you can rely on him if read 1 is taken, if his rhythm is disrupted. I’ve seen young QBs put it together, he only had 1 year, he could grow significantly... the largest jumps are often from year 1 to year 2 & his year 1 was a Heisman worthy. Trust what you see, check the analytics, confirm. Highlights are useless, Butlers best work is in his game film, he runs so,e filthy routes, another of Steve’s guys. He does have concerns, with some, on the breakout age... but I believe in the guy. Absolutely... if Jay loves a guy, get him... even if it’s.. Your initial read on a guy will be accurate 95% of the time. Other times you will think Bullard is awesome.
  11. volsmet

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Dillard to Jacksonville is something I haven’t seen mocked, but certain people think they covet Steve’s guy more than Taylor because they need to prioritize keeping Foles healthy over the superior run blocker.... which would typically be their guy. Just some scuttlebutt.
  12. volsmet

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Agreed. Murray Rosen Lock Haskins if the coaches & scouts love him Rypien later Finley... that Boston College game had me on board, I’ll watch more before the draft. Jackson the wild card in this new era of protected QBs & far less complicated offenses. I’d be happy to leave the draft with Jackson & then bringing in Justice Hansen for the ps. If they show nothing, so be it, we can get our guy in 2020. If you let Jackson start 16 games, you’re giving one of the most insanely gifted QBs to ever exist the chance to prove you’re a genius or lead you straight to Tua. That’s probably what we should do, imo. He’s all or nothing & that’s precisely what we need... hit now or grab the top guy in 2020.
  13. volsmet

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Absolutely, Jalen was probably the best player in the draft prior to his gruesome injury & lve is an absolute freak.
  14. volsmet

    Reuben Foster Will Not Be Suspended!!

    When the things you know about are troubling, the things you don’t are typically mortifying. That said, welcome to DC young man.
  15. 2017 Ed Alexander was a force of nature.
  16. That’d be an incredible value in real life. He’s one of the top 5 QBs in this class imo, he will be a decent backup at worst, I’ll take that in round 5 all day.
  17. volsmet

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Sip pretends not to love Rosen, but he drafted him a year ago... we can grow #TeamRosen into a movement. Next years draft includes an embarrassment of QB riches.
  18. volsmet

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    I made some comments that, in retrospect, could have been taken as disrespect, to the rivals.com experts when he was ranked well outside their top 100. It took 1 play to see he was not like the other humans. Too often people who evaluate look for things no one else sees, which of course, is just stupid. People like to think evaluating football talent requires a keen eye & phd in concepts, but all you have to do is take the guys who are much better than the others sometimes or the guys who are a bit better all the time. Round 1: Much better 90+ % Round 2: Much better 75% Round 3: Guys morons missed taking bums earlier Round 4: Guys much better 50% of the snaps & dominated less than 5% Round 5: Guys who should have gone in 4 Round 6: Guys who are just better snap in & snap out, never dominated, but flash rarely Round 7 & UDFA: Round 6 left overs & guys who flashed dominance in power 5 of guys who dominated 75+% in a lower division. Guys who look better, are better. Guys who do things 95% can’t see, aren’t actually doing the things the other 5% see. I’m ok with Haskins because so many well respected people, and I sincerely include Steve in the group I have grown to respect greatly, ... they love Haskins. If people liked him, as they do Grier, then I don’t think much about it because of their own lack of conviction. Evaluating evaluators is more valuable than being able to evaluate players yourself, you can’t learn much from yourself... that’s why I watched Grier over & over & over. I trust the guys who like him, & there are a shocking number, or I’d not have watched him a second time through, much less a 3rd. Another thing I notice is some people are just better with a specific group, I can’t evaluate running backs for ... it’s truly a humiliation, which is bad news for Darwin Thompson. *Tee Higgins is another WR I love, Ruggs, Rogers, Shenault, Johnson, Black, Wallace ...
  19. The Bills are offering their next 68 firsts for a 7th. We need it. Someone help us out... just a pick, just a 7th, just this once.
  20. volsmet

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Gracious. I love the kid, I heard him discussed as a day 3 possibly in the fall ... but at that point people speculated he may only weigh 210-215lbs because he moved near the line more like a nb than a lb. on the opposite end, many thought White was great, but wished he moved like Bush. The combine arrives & they’re nearly identical... incredible. We need explosive players, that’s where you give yourself a chance at the game deciding play. We have the guys to do the ugly work, we don’t have the guys to rush a bad decision or, better yet, simply make a play because they’re better at football than the guy across .. no fear, no play makers. Foster is step one in changing that, we need someone who can make something happen quickly, and White/Bush each offer that... the big boys up front would free up a lot of room to run, I’m getting excited about it again. We weren’t all that far from witnessing enough tragedies to have #QBstrong trending last year. *Need to watch Ford & Jonah. Lindstrom & Dillard as well. The elite grouping.
  21. volsmet

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    I fear they underestimate the changes in the league .. even just since Cooley left it. The speed in the middle, the power in the middle, the athletes in the middle ... we need a guard desperately. Dallas & Indi prioritized the interior & it changed their team completely. I think we need an upgrade at center & guard, I’d be happy with Mccoy & Risner at 1 & 2. Everyone says you build from the inside out .. then they neglect C & OG .
  22. volsmet

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    They’re trying to take our identity. Dallas took LVE with Sean Lee on the roster already. I think that speed in the middle changes the game in this league, watching Smith chase down DeSean was a thing of beauty, and, at the same time, sickening... because it’s Dallas.
  23. The Buffalo Bill Select our favorite prospect, one we doubt would have been drafted here, but we need on the official draft record: Kaden Elliss Son of Luther Elliss, the 20th overall pick in the 1995 (Brian Thure) draft