Alcoholic Zebra

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  1. Alcoholic Zebra

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    It would be the Bill Belichick style to move him now.
  2. Alcoholic Zebra

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Man, this trade talk has taken the wind out of my sails for the draft.
  3. Alcoholic Zebra

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Something to consider with QB's, age when the Season starts (according to 3sigma): Ryan Finley - 24.7 years old Will Grier - 24.4 Jarrett Stidham - 23.1 Brett Rypien - 23.1 Drew Lock - 22.8 Daniel Jones - 22.3 Dwayne Haskins - 22.3 Kyler Murray - 22.1 Comparing that list, to the age of last year's draft class when the 2018 season began: Baker Mayfield - 23.4 Josh Allen - 22.3 Lamar Jackson - 21.6 Josh Rosen - 21.6 Sam Darnold - 21.2 2019 draft class is considered to likely be worse than 2018, while also being a bit older. Now I have no idea if draft age even matters for QB prospects. It's not like they have short careers.
  4. Alcoholic Zebra

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    They're a surprise QB team, but they still have Andy Dalton for 2 more years on an extremely good contract. $16.2 million in 2019 and $17.7 million in 2020. That's like half of what every other team has to pay a QB if their contract is up. Jimmy Garappolo is getting I think $27.5 million a year. I can see them content with Dalton on such a team friendly contract for 2019, and then decide in 2020 if they want to move on from him in a supposedly stacked QB class.
  5. Alcoholic Zebra

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    The guy who is about as clued in as you can get to a team's draft process has said the Bengals are taking Andre Dillard at #11. He says Jonah Williams will be off the board, but if he falls, he's the pick instead. For reference, he correctly picked 6 of the last 7 first rounders for the Bengals, and the lone miss was already taken before their pick.
  6. Alcoholic Zebra

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Without sugar coating it, he can't tackle and is a bad against the run.
  7. Alcoholic Zebra

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    According to 3Sigma, he ran a 4.82 40 with a 1.69 10yard split. It wasn't just his 3cone that was awful, his Short Shuttle clocked in at 5.12 seconds. For all of the commentary that DK Metcalf couldn't change direction when he ran similar times to guys like Dez Bryant. Jaylon Ferguson tested like he literally couldn't change directions. So I just watched some of AJ Brown's film after DK Metcalf got hurt. I like him more now. They lined him up almost exclusively as an 'X' in the games I saw. Goto 4:38. I like this route. Hesitation step into selling vertical stem towards the boundary side of the corner, to stopping and cutting inside. He got the corners flips turned and then made his move. A few plays later you see him mistime a 50/50 ball. Awful throw turning what should be an open/uncontested catch into a jump ball contest with the safety. He's not a jump ball guy like Doctson, Butler, Harry, JJAW. But he does maneuver well towards open space and drifts naturally away from safety help. I think he's got something to work with as an X receiver.
  8. Alcoholic Zebra

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Going to copy/paste his section on Jaylon Ferguson. It's not pretty. https://thedraftnetwork.com/articles/where-i-differ-from-the-consensus That's a really bad sign. He's stiff on film, his measurables are atrocious. That's a UDFA quality pro-day. You can't do anything with him, he's the opposite of versatile. Once he's on the field, every OL in front of him knows he's doing one thing and that's it.
  9. Alcoholic Zebra

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Interesting stat take on QB prospects. https://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2019/4/15/18304541/nfl-quarterbacks-draft-2019-projection-stats-kyler-murray-dwayne-haskins
  10. Alcoholic Zebra

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Can you elaborate on what he said about Stidham? I mean, Stidham is not a good QB prospect. Bush has slowly been moving up for awhile. Reddick was just suddenly a 1st rounder one day. Also, Reddick was drafted to transition from his normal Edge role in college. He played off-ball LB every now and then, but he looked awful doing it. Sometimes it works out, Anthony Barr has been a success in Minnesota. Other times, it doesn't, such as Solomon Thomas in San Fran, played IDL in college almost every snap, but looked awkward and confused on the few times he was on the Edge. Then San Fran decided to draft him only as an Edge guy.
  11. Alcoholic Zebra

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    So Seahawks pick #21 and #29, and now need an Edge rusher. If we traded back with Houston for #23. I think a reasonable likelihood, is that Edge wouldn't be available then. So, if we trade back for the #23 pick, we're looking at only IOL, WR, S, and maybe CB? I don't think there's a big talent difference between anyone in the Top 10 CB's. I think they're mostly scheme/personnel dependent, and the order they get drafted in will probably surprise us. IDL is a no go. Edge is gone. RB is meh. QB's are probably gone. No good LB's left (I'm assuming Devin Bush's floor is #20 to Pittsburgh). TE is out, as we all seriously doubt Hockenson somehow falls that far. But they get him at franchise tag costs, plus whatever his contract is. KC just traded for him, they have no leverage in contract negotiations.
  12. Alcoholic Zebra

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    What were the reason for the drops? Not all drops are blameless by the QB. One of my criticisms of Lock is his inability to throw touch passes. No need to rocket a pass at the face of the RB whose 3 yards past the line of scrimmage. That's an awkward thing to catch, and even if he does catch it, he probably has to contort his body and loses a chance for YAC. He doesn't put any touch on it, I'm not seeing the nice catchable balls a RB can catch in stride. Instead there's Lock, whipping lasers to his checkdown that doesn't have a defender near him. I like Lock, but I think he needs to sit for a year and realize not everything has to be thrown hard.
  13. Alcoholic Zebra

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    I want to draft him, but I worry he's Nickel only. He's a small guy who sometimes looks dwarfed by the guys he's covering. But his movement skills are insane. He'll backpedal and sidestep fluidly along with the WR, mirroring their movements, while the WR's should be explosive enough with his more straight forward movements to separate. Yet they don't. If you've got a cutup of him and how he tackles or handles the run, I'd love to see it.
  14. Alcoholic Zebra

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    I'm hoping our new offensive coordinator will have more input. I'm with you on Jay as far as play calling and adjustments.
  15. Alcoholic Zebra

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    You've listed 2 OL, 3 WR, 1 DT, 1 CB, 1 QB, and 1 Edge. No Burns, Hockenson, linebackers or safeties? I'm not too enamored with any of the corners in this class. I like some, but more in the 2nd/3rd/4th round range where they're more scheme specific. DL is a rotation position group, but we've got 3 guys we want to rotate in on passing downs. And often we have just 2 DL out there in Nickel/Dime. We need an Edge, but Ed Oliver is extremely tempting. To the point where I just want to say normal is stupid. Get the most talented guys out there, period. If we got Ed Oliver, I'd want to go unbalanced line. 1 Edge and 3 DL along the Line of Scrimmage. Normally this is bananas, but Ed Oliver offers enough of an interior mismatch for immediate pressure, that I feel like you want someone bigger over the Offensive Tackle anyways. Unfortunately, I feel like our team would just give everyone fewer snaps than they deserve, and we'd rotate along our normal 4-2-5 front anyways. Wasting everyone's talent, and how we've spent resources.