Skinsinparadise

Members
  • Content Count

    28,609
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    197

Everything posted by Skinsinparadise

  1. Skinsinparadise

    Welcome to the NFL Dwayne Haskins QB Ohio State

    Good point, no team will be more adjusted for the empty stadium drill if that's what goes down this season.
  2. Skinsinparadise

    Welcome to the NFL Dwayne Haskins QB Ohio State

    I just listened to that Cooley podcast that's been mentioned here, not a ton of sunshine from him about the Qb situation especially relating to Kyle Allen. Though granted its just one dude's opinion. Among Cooley's quotes: "Kyle Allen is not a talented guy." "He had skewed numbers thanks to McCaffrey." He is a backup in this league" " I am not convinced on Dwayne Haskins at this point"... I certainly didn't see him as a first rounder and i am not sure is going to be a first round QB...or a top half of the league QB." He thinks Dwayne's floor is higher than when he thought before the draft. He thinks he's likely a starter albeit he might not be according to him a top of the half type in this league and is a better player than Kyle and will win the job.
  3. Skinsinparadise

    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    That's true, his expression would probably be priceless.
  4. Skinsinparadise

    Welcome to the Redskins Chase Young DE Ohio State

    Yeah Doug slips things before every draft both before and after. So I think there is likely something to this. If it were anyone else, I wouldn't think much of it.
  5. Skinsinparadise

    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    I agree this likely rules out Tua. I've heard multiple times that because Tua hasn't been able to do personal visits, to showcase how far he's come and the medicals, it's hurt his stock. Same reason why supposedly the Dolphins won't trade the moon for him.
  6. Skinsinparadise

    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    The thing about Wilson is he's a freak for his size. And a chunk of the 2nd tier OT types are undersized either weight wise or arm length but not Wilson. Wilson has it all on that front. He can lose a few pounds but he has the size and arm length. Plays with a mean streak. He's far from perfect, IMO he doesn't have quick feet -- vulnerable to speed rushers. But he has plenty to work with. If he slips to the third I'd take him without skipping a beat. I'd take Niang over him but I think no shot Niang falls to the third.
  7. Skinsinparadise

    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    I love both places myself, have done both cities multiple times as part of attending Redskins camp. I was an American history major so from that angle alone both for me are super cool. Man I hope he doesn't go in the first round. If I had to pick one guy as my favorite among those who I often see fall to the early third its Wilson.
  8. Skinsinparadise

    Welcome to the Redskins Chase Young DE Ohio State

    It doesn't matter who are making the picks. It could be PFF, the players, sports writers, etc. It's amazing how there is just about never a Redskin player making lists like that. The irony is the only player that sometimes did was Trent. I am beating this point like a dead horse but it would be nice for a change to hear a Redskins player mentioned among the greatest players in the NFL. I am making this point on this thread for obvious reasons. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000001108338/article/tom-brady-aaron-donald-headline-nfls-2010s-alldecade-team 2010s ALL-DECADE TEAM ROSTER * -- denotes a unanimous selection OFFENSE QB Tom Brady* QB Aaron Rodgers RB Frank Gore RB Marshawn Lynch RB LeSean McCoy RB Adrian Peterson* WR Antonio Brown WR Larry Fitzgerald WR Calvin Johnson WR Julio Jones FLEX Darren Sproles TE Rob Gronkowski TE Travis Kelce OT Jason Peters OT Tyron Smith OT Joe Staley OT Joe Thomas* OG Jahri Evans OG Logan Mankins OG Zack Martin OG Marshal Yanda* C Alex Mack C Maurkice Pouncey DEFENSE DE Calais Campbell DE Cameron Jordan DE Julius Peppers DE J.J. Watt* DT Geno Atkins DT Fletcher Cox DT Aaron Donald* DT Ndamukong Suh LB Chandler Jones LB Luke Kuechly LB Khalil Mack LB Von Miller* LB Bobby Wagner LB Patrick Willis CB Patrick Peterson CB Darrelle Revis CB Richard Sherman S Eric Berry S Earl Thomas S Eric Weddle DB Chris Harris Jr. DB Tyrann Mathieu SPECIALISTS P Johnny Hekker P Shane Lechler K Stephen Gostkowski K Justin Tucker* PR Tyreek Hill PR Darren Sproles KR Devin Hester KR Cordarrelle Patterson COACHES
  9. Skinsinparadise

    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    I like Harrison Bryant. I've probably pushed him more than anyone on this thread as for volume of posts. I didn't knock Harrison Bryan's route running. I did a whole write up on him months ago and my overall take was positive. IMO as pure run routing-pass catchers the three best in this class are: Hunter Bryant, Harrison Bryant and Brycen Hopkins. And all three are close in my view in ability so I have no quarrel with anyone who picks one over the other. There are 3 TE's that I liked pre-combine who had combines that made me pause: Harrison Bryant among those three. The other two would be Hunter Bryant and Pickney. Judging by combine numbers, Harrison isn't a good athlete anyway you cut it, speed, agility, strength. Overall he tested in the 18th percentile. Trautman beat him in every category and every measure but one and by a good margin in most categories. But I do agree that he looks like he runs faster than what he was timed at, and looks more like a receiver than most TE's in this class. Harrison is part of the reason why I actually like this TE class if we are talking purely 2nd-3rd tier type talent which in my view many fit in this category. It's not a top heavy class and that's an understatement. But oddly in my view for a class that lacks stars it has more C plus, B type of players than the normal class. So I actually like a lot the TE's in this class from the context of the 4-7th round. It's nowhere near WR, CB, and O line. But I think its in the next group purely from a depth standpoint not top end talent. As for who I deem the top 10 TE's. And it can change depending on my mood because they are so bunched together IMO. 1. Trautman (I am slightly higher on him than the average draft geek but mostly in line with them) 2. Kmet (I am slightly lower on him than most draft geek types but I am a sucker for a 260 pound TE who wants to get better at blocking and who has decent athletic #'s) 3. Asiasi (I am much higher on him than the average draft geek. He's so well rounded IMO, does everything well but nothing great) 4. Albert O (I am slightly lower on him than the typical draft geek but close enough to about the same. He's a beast athletically for his size, might have the most upside of any TE but worry that he has some boom-bust-underachiever in him) 5. Brycen Hopkins (I notice draft geeks are all over the map on him, so I guess I'd be higher on him than most, stretches the field vertically, can separate, but more an H back type, willing blocker but not a good blocker.) 6. Harrison Bryant (draft geeks all over the map about him too -- everything I said about Hopkins applies to Harrison but IMO Hopkins comes off the line of scrimmage faster, Harrison is the better blocker) 7. Hunter Bryant (I am lower on him than most but I don't mind him. I think he's the best pass catching TE of the group but undersized and I don't like him bulking up to 250, he took away his speed that way) 8. Deguara: (I am higher on him than most. Also H back type, he reminds me of a poor man's Cooley when I watch him. Decent pass catcher but not as good as some of the others I've already mentioned. but for a dude his size, he's strong and a decent blocker. 9. Breeland. (your guy from what i recall. I am slightly higher on him than most. I don't like him as a blocker. His injuries concern me. But he has really good hands. if you can get how lower in the draft, why not?) 10. A bunch of guys are tied with me: Sullivan, Keene, Moss, Pickney, O'Grady. PFF likes Harrison as you mentioned. And again so do I. They rank him as a 4th rounder, sounds about right to me. Here is their TE rankings.
  10. Skinsinparadise

    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Disagree with this part, I think he's got plenty of physical superiority and hype aggression. In my view, it's not even something that needs defending, it's somewhat the hallmark of his game IMO. He tosses guys to the ground, he has a mean streak as to his blocking, heck sometimes when he gets pressed running a route he will just literally just throw the guy off him. I attached two stills both of him throwing guys to the ground (and they aren't hard to find) the 2nd one is hard to see but that's a dude he continued to block about 4 seconds after the play with blown dead and then threw him to the ground. Not only in my view does he have hype aggression but is the most aggressive blocker period among the TEs and receivers. Mims is fun to watch, too, he has a mean streak as a blocker among receivers. As a pass catcher, like most TEs, seems routes, crossers, short outs. As you mentioned good red zone threat. He has his moments as to YAC but a bit inconsistent. Even though his speed is decent for his size, he doesn't have a lot of wiggle. But he has good hands. If I am throwing a ball in the air with a defender draped on a TE, Trautman would be the guy among the others I watched, that I'd bet on pulling that ball. As for his technique as a blocker, that's hard for me to see one way or another on the Youtube clips. But among the guys I watched he locks into blocks better than everyone else and rarely misses a block. He's a smart dude. Electrical engineer. Ex-Qb. He talks about refining his technique both as to blocking and running routes. Supposedly really high intangibles and fun character-locker room guy. OK Trautman you owe me some dough for this PR push. For me I doubt he'd will be my top desire in the third round. But if they take him, I'd get it. If you want to be a big physical team that beats up on the opponent. IMO Trautman would be the guy at TE. My 2nd favorite on that count at TE, as to blocking, would be Asiasi. Asiasi IMO is a good blocker but lacks Trautman's mean streak-aggressiveness.
  11. Skinsinparadise

    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Yeah I'd agree about Hunter Bryant, he'd be my closest comp to Jordan Reed. If I am just going with a TE purely as a route running receiver type -- Hunter IMO is the best TE in that group. The reason why I struggle to fall hard for him is his size. He's not much of a blocker albeit he's a willing blocker. And for a 6 '2 dude, ballooning up to almost 250 for the combine just seemed out of place, I think it cost him as for his speed/athletic skills. But yeah if there is one dude who reminds me of Jordan Reed, IMO Hunter would be the closet to that.
  12. Skinsinparadise

    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    I can justify anyone of the 4 I mentioned (Trautman, Kmet, Asiasi, Albert O) but in my view Trautman and Asiasi are the safest among those 4. I don't mind the point that some make that they hope they aren't going with a TE in the third. I am not sure if I would either. But I won't flip out if they do it. It doesn't seem crazy to me. I can justify a TE in the third without losing my lunch on draft day. It all depends on who else is available. As for Harrison Bryant. I think he and Hunter Bryant and Hopkins are in the Reed mode albeit I'd be surprised if they end up as good. They can separate, they can catch. All three are dubious to me as players I'd trust blockers but IMO all better at it than Jordan Reed. Deguara might be interesting too among the H back types because he's not as good IMO at separating as the other 3 but he has good hands and is a better blocker than them.
  13. Skinsinparadise

    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Of my top 4, I've really landed hard on Trautman and Asiasi in that I think at least in my mind I have them figured out. Asiasi might be the safest pick IMO among the TEs. I personally think Trautman is going to be good -- he's also a high intangibles guy. The two TEs I am less sure about in my top 4 who IMO have more boom-bust in them are Albert O and Kmet. I'd put more money on Kmet because of his high intangibles-reputation wise. And I admit I love TEs who are 260 but can still move. Albert O is almost that same size. My pause about both is production. In Kmet's case his production was decent but only for a season but he's coming out young at 20 so I can understand that to an extent. Albert O I understand less as for his production to be meh. And I agree with what PFF said about him which he doesn't play as fast as his speed times. If I can just have the draft go totally my way, my top preference would be Asiasi in the 4th. But I am OK with any of those 4 TEs.
  14. Skinsinparadise

    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    I like Harrison Bryant better than most but not as much as my top 4 TEs. He'd be in the next group for me. And within that next group, I'd probably go Hopkins by a hair over him. Bryant didn't face the stiffest competition either. He's a good H back type IMO, decent hands, good separating. He's a willing blocker, and I know Zierlein who seems to be his biggest fan (from what I recall you respect Zierlein) bills him as a really good blocker, he compares him to Kittle. I personally don't see him being a good blocker in the NFL. I think Zierlein is off about Harrison. But I am relatively high on Harrison especially if he's in the 5th round range than most. Like Hopkins, he can stretch the field, good YAC dude. Actually the way you describe Trautman is the way I see Harrison, instead. He's a dude who isn't the best athlete, small wing span, small hands, not really fast or agile but he's a decent route runner especially from the slot and a try hard blocker yet he isn't that physical.
  15. Skinsinparadise

    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    I am ok with any permutation, I just want BPA. My only disagreement with you is in any draft Trautman and Kmet are good value in the third. In most other drafts to me, Kmet and Trautman would be the next run of TEs after 2-3 TE's go in the first and 2nd. So the third round for me for both would be good value. As to the best value at that round? Probably not but that's not in my view because they aren't third round worthy but that this draft is insanely loaded. I'd take Trautman or Kmet over any of the TEs that went in the third round last year. And I dived as deep into that crop as I have on this one. But that's just my opinion. I like Trautman much more than that. But to each their own. I've watched probably now almost 50 receivers and tight ends combined and fairly closely. And granted it's to my amateur eyes, Trautman was the most consistent blocker I've watched this year. There are others I've liked who have moments where they looked really good and then they had some misses and and I just let it go because I've seen enough good. With Trautman I rarely had to forgive plays. He locks into his blocks well and rarely misses his man. He is a try hard type stylistically But a dude who is over 250 pounds yet runs a 3 cone better than every TE and every receiver aside from one WR -- and ran a 1.57 10 (96 percentile), is plenty of an athlete with enough explosion. Do I find him explosive? Not really. But he's plenty explosive enough especially for a dude his size. I do agree there is always pause about dudes that played against inferior competition. But at the same time plenty get infatuated with small school prospects especially in this draft. And I can't think of any of those small school players with PFF grades just about across the board like Trautman. Great scores as a receiver and blocker. Usually there is something to the smoke when the team sniffs around a player. I recall hearing they have serious interest in Guice and Payne back before that draft. There is some smoke on that front as to their interest in Trautman. Will see.
  16. Skinsinparadise

    !!!!0mgz!!!! Trent Williams finally showed up

    Don't know. Keim seems to think they might ride with what they have in house but he's not sure. If I had to guess what happens based on these reports, they end up trading Trent for a 4th and some conditional pick. there seems to be a lot of smoke that the trade value of Trent last season versus now is night and day and teams aren't offering much. I hope that's wrong but will see. JJ Halsell, agent, in an interview said if he were another team he'd just wait the Redskins out until they get desperate.
  17. Skinsinparadise

    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    I agree about BPA. As for 66, I don't think it would be a wild reach though that Trautman or Kmet would be best player available at 66 or close enough. I see both especially Kmet often in the 2nd round in mocks. Both I think will be really good players. But impossible to know who is BPA naturally until the draft unfolds. If I had to guess right now, I'd say it's a surprise WR who falls or CB. I'd also guess they either take that WR or CB or trade down and hope that Asiasi is still there in the early 4th. IMO there are 4 really good TE's in this draft. And I don't mean good relatively speaking, I mean they'd be good in any draft. After those 4 you got IMO about 4 decent H-back types but only one is a sure blocker. I don't make the point as much as @volsmet does but I agree with him about the value of O line trumping most other positions in building a team especially when your current O line has holes like we do. So judging by most of the third round mocks I've seen, I'd go Isaiah Wilson. I'd wonder if they would though. I'd also consider Robert Hunt if he's there to fix LG. So everything being equal, I'd go O line depending on who is there. Having said that, this team including Kyle seem to marry BPA with need somewhat and Doug has let that cat out of the bag from time to time in his interviews years back, ditto Kyle. Kyle in an interview described that they considered taking Harmon as early as the 4th but they needed other spots, talked about talking Holcomb in the 5th in part because they needed a MLB and were surprised that Harmon was still there in the 6th so at that point he couldn't resist. I doubt Kyle takes let say a player he rates a 85 at a position of need over a 92 let's say. But he gave the impression that if he needs a player at a spot who rates an 84, he will take that guy over a lesser need at 86. Though he and Doug openly touted they go BPA but still when they start getting specific it sounds like a marriage of BPA and need where they aren't strict BPA guys. I recall Doug flat out leaking to beat guys in 2018 they wanted to take DT and RB early, and that's exactly what they ended up doing. I recall it came out if they didn't go with Guice in the 2nd they had other RBs in mind. So yeah I am sort of expecting a repeat of that this year because like those drafts, I think there is a good shot need-BPA sort of flow. And they have again leaked their intentions at least a little that they want to give Haskins weapons. That mission didn't flow in FA albeit they tried. So its not hard to piece together that guys like Standig are likely right in that they will go heavy on offense in this draft. IMO we are going to get for sure: WR, TE, CB, OT in some permutation.
  18. Skinsinparadise

    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    With a name like Derek Mountain at TE, you can't go wrong, the only major TE name I haven't watched yet is Mitchell Wilcox, got to do that this week,
  19. Skinsinparadise

    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    I would bet money they will draft a TE and while I am a BPA guy, I think a TE could easily fit that in the 3rd to 6th rounds depending on who is available. They swung and missed at Olsen. They considered Hooper. Both are OK blockers but more of a pass catcher type. Ian Thomas can catch, too. Norv always seemed to want a TE who is a passing weapon. Standig seems pretty plugged in. He has been talking up them shooting for a TE. Both scouts in the article I posted picked a TE as their choice for the Redskins in the third. I think a TE is coming. And I am more than cool with it. I got about 10 TEs I like over anybody we got now. And about 6 that are in my view slam dunk better than any in house TE.
  20. Skinsinparadise

    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    I can go for either scenario you mentioned. It was interesting that the scout thought there would be an early run on TEs. By early I'd presume in the 2nd-3rd range. I'd really prefer to get a TE who can do it all and on that front my favorites are Trautman and Asiasi. I like Albert O and Kmet a lot as pass catchers and both to me are decent albeit inconsistent blockers but I think they both have the size to grow into that. So for me its those 4 guys I'd really want. I like Hopkins, Hunter & Harrison Bryant as H back types. I think they all have potential as receivers but worry about them all as blockers. I don't like Deguara as much as those three as a receiver but IMO he's a better blocker than them. If they skip the first run of TE's, I can see Rivera/Kyle Smith fall for Colby Parkinson. Seems like a high character dude. He's not IMO a great blocker but he's decent. I've dubbed him before as sort of the poor man's Asiasi. So if they are taking one in the late 4th or early 5th if there has been an early run on TE's, I'd think he might be a target or maybe Deguara. I don't love either player but I am ok if that's where they go if its later in the draft. I liked watching Pickney but his combine was atrocious. I don't think you can be that hot with 5.0 speed. I like him as a blocker and he has decent hands. As for the receivers, its hard for me to know what's smoke and what's real but judging by what am reading in the third there is a chance that one or two of these guys might fall to our pick in the third. A. Shenault B. Hamler C. Aiyuk D. Reagor E. Pittman F. Mims Seems like there is some momentum (again if the smoke has any value and it might not) that Pittman might go in the 2nd. And some seem to suggest that the draft geek types are overrating Mims. I got to rewatch now all 6 of them. It's been a long time since I've watched them closely. I don't love Shenault, Aiyuk and Hamler as much as the typical draft geek. But in the third round am ok with any of the three for different reasons. I just don't see them as first round-early 2nd round talents. When I watched Mims, I was doing it in the context of seeing him as a 2nd tier type, not a first tier type. And I liked him as one of my favs in the 2nd tier. It doesn't shock me that some scouts don't see him as a first tier type. As for Reagor I like his explosiveness but he has some flaws so I wouldn't take him super early. So I want to watch all these guys again without worrying about judging whether they are worthy as being first tier types but instead from the frame work of what if they dropped to the third. I'll try to do that this week. But yeah I think good chance we are taking a receiver and a TE in the 3rd-4th. That's part of the reason why I spent so much time on those spots.
  21. Skinsinparadise

    Welcome to the NFL Dwayne Haskins QB Ohio State

    If I had to guess it now, a season happens but without fans for at least part of it. And it would including testing every player as prerequisite.
  22. Skinsinparadise

    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    I read the South Florida papers as much as the DC ones. And if the Dolphins plan to trade the farm for Tua they got all their beat guys fooled. The impression I keep getting is the only one they'd trade the farm for is Burrow. They don't mind Tua or Herbert but might not trade up for them or if they do it would be with a trading partner who won't ask for the moon and supposedly they are intrigued by Jordan Love. Listening-reading stuff from the Dolphin reporters they gave a strong vibe that there is almost no chance they'd trade a big haul to get up to #2. If you buy all the smoke that's out there, almost for sure its going to be Chase Young at #2 and there won't be a big offer from another team to make that decision hard.
  23. Skinsinparadise

    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    I was looking at walterfootball's ranking of players just for kicks. I couldn't disagree more with their take on Moss. They got IMO his weaknesses as his strengths and strengths as his weaknesses. Jordan Reed would be a mile off my description of Moss. Jordan Reed style to me would be Hunter Bryant if he gets back to his playing weight. Moss to me is a good blocker but who struggles to separate aside from the real short stuff IMO. https://www.walterfootball.com/draft2020TE.php Thaddeus Moss*, TE, LSU Height: 6-2. Weight: 250. Arm: 31.88. Hand: 9.88. Projected 40 Time: 4.65. Projected Round (2020): 2-4.4/4/20: Moss was a mismatch receiving weapon for LSU in 2019, totaling 47 receptions for 570 yards and four touchdowns. He has a solid build with quickness and athleticism. Moss could stand to improve his blocking for the NFL, but he could be a mismatch weapon as a F - receiving - tight end. As a pro, he could be a Jordan Reed-type contributor. Moss did not work out at the combine.