skinny21

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  1. skinny21

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Yeah, I’m very torn here. I’ve been calling for a speed rusher for a while - we haven’t had that disrupter you’re talking about that can really be a headache on 3rd and longs. On the other hand, a guy like Ferrell can play all 3 downs immediately and is great competition for Anderson as well as depth in case Kerrigan or Anderson go down with injury. Adding to both points, we have two guys - Anderson and McKinney - that may fit each respective mold, but are largely unknowns. With that said, I like that Burns can probably step in as a situational rusher, but could also develop into an every down guy. He’s also limited in his pass rush moves, so he has room to grow there as well. In other words, I see a bit more upside to the pick even if Ferrell is most likely the safer pick. Were we to re-sign McPhee, or sign some equivalent, I’d probably go with Burns. If we don’t, I see Ferrell as perhaps the better fit for the team. It’s a tough call though. Another option I’m interested in is finding a situational rusher later in the draft and targeting ILB, LG, or even a corner (improving the secondary to help the pass rush). Still think trading back to the late first is the way to go as we can find a starting LG, ILB, or (possibly one of the top 3 at) corner, while adding a pick or two in the middle rounds. Receiver and TE may be options later in the 1st as well, though I’d be more inclined to take advantage of the draft depth at both spots. Might even trade back a bit in the 2nd (to wind up with an extra 3rd and 4th after both trade backs) Something like... 1st: Risner 2nd: Samuel/Campbell/AJ Brown 3rd: Warring, Gustin, and either a qb (Stidham/Grier), or ILB (Coney/Watson/David Long*) 4th: An x receiver (Arcega-Whiteside/Sills/Boykin), ILB (Long/Burr-Kirven) or S (Tell) 5th on (5 picks): oline depth, dline depth and whatever positions weren’t addressed. I could see us taking a qb here instead hoping they’d make it through waivers onto our PS. * @UK SKINS FAN '74 I really liked what I saw from Long, good find. He could use a touch more patience at times as he sometimes comes in out of control, but his speed shows up and he seems well balanced to play the run and pass well. Needs to add some mass though. Probably a good STer that could earn a starting role down the line I think.
  2. skinny21

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    I’ll have to take a look at Long. Tuned into BK after seeing his combine scores. That athleticism shows up on tape, IMO. I’ve said 3rd round for him (like w/our comp pick), but I’m guessing that’s a tad bit high. Still like him more than most that look a bit more plodding (shoutout to @volsmet). To your point, it does make me wonder if they target ILB earlier.
  3. Good call, I had forgotten about him. Not a great sign that he got injured as soon as he got PT (IIRC), but... he’s cheap depth that can battle for snaps.
  4. skinny21

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    When I was watching safeties back to back, he stood out because he’s flying around, whereas some would throttle down when the play wasn’t in their immediate vicinity. I’m a big fan of guys with motors... it’s not enough by itself, but you’re bound to leave plays on the field if you slow down assuming your teammates will get a guy down. His athleticism - great speed and change of direction are huge and lacking on this team. He probably needs some polishing, but eh- who doesn’t, particularly at a position like FS. Size isn’t great, but big enough to make a difference in the ground game I think. Man, I’ve been saying this since I started watching tape in the offseason - there’s a lot of legit talent through the 3rd round, and I keep finding more prospects I’d love to take there. Add in the number of areas we could use starters/competition, and trading down in the first becomes even more attractive to me. Parsing down some some of my favs (re. talent and value) FS: Thornhill, Savage. I really like Hooker and Tell too. TE: Hockenson, Warring Wr: Isabella, McLuarin, Arcega-Whiteside, Sills. Like Campbell, Samuel, Lodge and Hall (among others) ILB: Watson, Burr-Kirven. Intrigued by Takitaki Edge: Winovich, Gustin, Walker Qb: Like Grier a lot, kind of dig Stidham (has the tools) - feel his oline held him back. Intrigued by Thomson and Ta’amu. I think Finley and McSorley are guys we could stash on the PS and maybe become our McCoys of the future. Don't see it as much of a need because backs (outside of pass pro) don’t usually need as much development time, but I’d love to land Montgomery in the 3rd/4th (if he’s there of course). I’m so close to loving Singletary, but man, at his size, that speed/burst is concerning. Incredible balance and vision though.
  5. skinny21

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    @volsmet Yeah, I mean generally (at least traditionally and market-wise), the stud edge rusher is going to be more important, right? Partly because they can be a game changer, as you allude to. Yet we’re in a position where we need one more addition on the oline to make a big impact on both qb play and the ground game. One weak link on the line can have seriously adverse affect on both areas (as we’ve seen firsthand). If we were a mess at oline, I’d say take the edge guy, because at least our D would be closer to a finished/good product. Of course, you could argue that lack of depth and injury issues on the oline mean we’re a hair away from being a mess, so... who the hell knows, lol. Edit: BTW, I saw that Walter moved Savage up to number 4 (after Abram, Rapp and Thornhill). Nice to see some confirmation of my thinking he’s one of the top guys and goes in round 2. I think he’d be a really nice pairing with Collins (and adds that speed element we need), but I think his natural range is between our 2nd and 3rd. I was also watching some of Tell’s tape... he’s a nice all around safety prospect that someone’s gonna be pretty happy to have down the line. Seeing him start back peddling as the single high and then fly downhill to make a tackle 3 yards past the LOS was beautiful. I find it interesting that Sweat is dinged for bending the edge, but is viewed as an early 1st rounder, whereas Winovich has the same flaw and is seen as a far lesser prospect. Granted, Sweat has the arms and speed, but Winovich is close enough that I don’t see him lasting beyond our 2nd. While I can see us looking more at a speed rusher (Winovich is plenty fast though) that can bend the edge, I think Wino offers the immediate impact the FO is looking for and becomes a solid rotational guy (at worst). Obviously Kerrigan’s been an iron man for us, but Winovich also offers 3 down depth in case of injury. Best case, he takes the starting spot over Anderson and helps our run game issues while bringing enough speed to be a problem on 3rd and longs. JMO of course.
  6. skinny21

    Election 2020 - The Presidental Race.

    Have you looked into Buttigieg? Super pragmatic, a Rhodes scholar on foreign affairs and served in Afghanistan. Not sure if that scratches your itch or not. (I realize I just posted back to back on Mayor Pete... no I’m not on his campaign) I also think we need to go for a candidate that we believe in versus worrying about “can they win?”.
  7. skinny21

    Election 2020 - The Presidental Race.

    Wait, so Buttigieg learned Norwegian so he could read more books? Wow. Listened to his interview with Preet - excellent interview and he is a brilliant, thoughtful guy. Military service Rhodes Scholar - foreign affairs Midwestern POV Well spoken School shooting generation Extremely well read Love his stance on Democrats leading with binders and power points of policy when they should be leading with values Not afraid to talk about the benefits of faith (or about any subject) I think he can (and recognizes the need for Dems to) end around Trump instead of trying to meet fire with fire. Not sure how many (mainly in the middle) will get hung up on his sexuality, but I think he’s a great option for the pushing the country where it needs to go. He’s my favorite by far and is, oddly, very relatable.
  8. skinny21

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    So true, and frankly, if we weren’t “all in” this year, I may well go for Sweat instead. I think he or Burns would be a nice pairing with Anderson. Semi related, but it terms of pressure (3rd down in particular), I’d think another option is to beef up our secondary to try to make qbs hold the ball a tick longer. Murphy and Thornhill maybe. Allen/Payne/Ioannidis/Kerrigan would have some fun if that happened. Maybe run a 3-2-7 and blitz JHC, Foster or Collins. Not sure Manusky is up for tinkering like that. On an unrelated note, I’d love to land Warring in the 3rd. Edit: I’ve seen Risner going in the 1st a fair bit
  9. skinny21

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Personally, I take Williams. Instant starter for the LG position and he brings the versatility to move to tackle in case of injury. Also possible that he takes over for Trent or Moses in a couple years (or sooner). I also think we have a viable starter at ROLB in Anderson, whereas we can’t say the same about LG. We could always re-up McPhee for depth, though maybe we’ll see what the draft brings first. Other factors: Oline injuries probably hurt us the most last year. The league is more pass reliant and offense friendly than ever. We can try to find a situational rusher later in the draft. LG is our biggest hole in the team. We have 2 talented backs - we need to build on that strength.
  10. skinny21

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    I got some pushback (and I can see their point) about extending Io even though Allen and Payne will need to be paid in the future (good on you @WelshSkinsFanfor the info), but it’s just not a problem I’m worried about right now. Of course, that was in the context of trading him, which I think is a bit foolhardy for multiple reasons - one of which is that we can structure the contracts so we can front load his and backload the others so we can trade Io down the road if need be. Basically, I don’t want to turn a position of strength (especially in the trenches) into a weakness. I’m not going to go into the Fuller trade except to say I was ticked off, and Ioannidis would represent a similar affair for me... namely, trading away a good, young, cheap, homegrown player (in the hopes we maybe get a chance at a franchise qb). Yeah, it’s an iffy ILB class. I haven’t watched Mack yet, but White and Bush are legit 1st rounders I think, and then Cashman in the 2nd and Watson/Burr-kirven* in the 3rd (and Pratt probably in between those 4) make sense to me. That’s not a lot of options though, to your point. * I could be way off base here, but I like the talent of these two guys.
  11. skinny21

    Starting QB 2019???

    I wouldn’t put it past Allen to have done that. I don’t at all trust his trade/negotiating acumen.
  12. Agree that he’s overpaid. Wouldn’t mind looking into trading him, but regardless, I’d wait and see what the draft brings before doing anything. Also possible (if we draft a good corner) that we trade him after another team’s corner gets injured in camp (or even in-season). Doesn’t help this year, but his value would be higher I’d guess. On a related note, it would be kind of crazy if we turned over the entire secondary in two years time.
  13. skinny21

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Great point about the release (and feet) - Haskins gets the ball out quite fast. I agree about letting talent walk, but in part it’s about whether you’ve seen their ceiling. I think we have for both Smith and Crowder. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not happy to see them go - they both brought something to the table, and the team is worse on paper now. However, we have guys waiting in the wings behind them. So in that sense, I think the FO did what a responsible FO should. Ioannidis on the other hand, I kind of think we should have tried to work out an extension after year 2. Now we’re looking at one last year on his rookie salary and then we probably can’t retain him. Of course, maybe he wouldn’t have gone for it knowing he might be in for a big payday if his trajectory continued.
  14. If I remember right, the knocks on Alexander were inconsistent motor and questions about closing speed. The one report I read said he has good hip flexibility. So on one hand - he might have the hips to play safety, but might lack the closing speed you’d want at FS. On the other hand, if he does have problems ‘staying with guys’ (whether due to hips or the above issues), does he really fit at corner? Interesting dilemma. His size and ability to attack balls in the air do at least lend themselves to a FS role.
  15. skinny21

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    I agree with this, but I also think it was a reach. I suppose you could argue though that if we liked him so much but waited, we might have drafted him in the 5th instead of Settle... I think he could make an excellent gunner for us (if he stays healthy), but that doesn’t warrant a 4th. Still time though, and even if he ‘only’ turns into a valuable depth player (and good ST player), it won’t be a wasted pick. I dig the sentiment, but I don’t see the value of a receiver at 15. Much better value later in the 1st or into the 2nd. I tend to agree with this in that I was ok letting those 2 walk. However, if Collins’ salary means we can’t resign Ioannidis next year, that could be a blow. Maybe that’s why they traded their 4th for Dix, lol. I thought Christian and Apke were both reaches, so... yay. There’s so much talent in the mid rounds this year, I hope they don’t botch it this time. @Skinsinparadise Leftwich is probably a good comp for Haskins. What may set him apart though is his intellect and dedication - he seems like a film junkie/student of the game that might be able to reach the upper echelon of qb’ing because of those traits. 15 is not a bad spot for that promise/chance I think. Of course, to your point, it does seem the team isn’t enamored with him, so even if he falls, I don’t see us taking him.