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  1. JamesMadisonSkins

    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    My thoughts on the draft by position group ... and where I think the coaching staff/FO might be with the FA additions made: Defense: - DL: Good to go. Draft Chase at #2 - LB: Good to go here in 2020. See how Foster comes back, and what SDH and Holcomb can do. Wait on position unless real playmaker falls CB: Good to go here in 2020 in assessment mode. See how Darby and Moreland, Johnson, Moreau and Stroman play. Grab a CB if one falls and is too good to pass up. FS: Good to go here in 2020. Not in win-now mode. See what Sean Davis can provide. Young, upside. If he sucks, go heavy here next off-season. Try a late-round flyer to compete with Apke for backup. Offense: - QB: Good to go - RB: Good to go - WR: Go heavy here. Build on 2019 draft momentum and try to bring in 1, if not 2 WRs to round out a truly impactful, cheap and young WR core. - TE: Go heavy here. Draft someone who can play in 2020 but who you can build the offense around in 2021 and beyond. - OT: Go OT especially if it's BPA at any of the first 3-4 picks. Need to have a high-upside/raw/talented player to try and build at LT, and worst case, slide in at RT in 2021 and beyond - IOL: Set here for the most part, but if you trade down and have extra picks, could certainly hit an upgrade or depth piece here at either C or OG. You have 4 picks in the first 4 rounds. If you can trade Trent and add 2 more picks in the 3rd-4th round range, you have 6 picks. Ideally you emerge with a: DE, WR, TE, OT If you can get 6 picks in that range, then: DE, WR, TE, OT, CB, S/LB ... then double-dip at WR in the 5th or 7th.
  2. JamesMadisonSkins

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

    I wonder if the Jets have offered their pair of 3rds. I would have to imagine they have not. If we had a chance to get their pair of 3's then we would have taken that. There is a lot of talent that could be had in the 3rd round and if we had 3 picks in the 3rd + 2 more picks in the 4th that would be pretty legit.
  3. JamesMadisonSkins

    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    1.2: Chase Young, DE Ohio State 3.2: Adam Trautman, TE Dayton 3.4: Saahdiq Charles, OT LSU 4.2: Bryan Edwards, WR South Carolina 4.36: Amirk Roberterson, CB Louisiana Tech 5.4: JR Reed, S Georgia 7.2: Blake Brandel, OT Oregon State 7.16: Joe Reed, WR UVA If we simply traded Trent to the Jets for a 3rd and 5th and came away with these picks, I think a lot of us would feel infinitely better about our long-term situation at some of these positions. Going into 2021 with a roster stacked with young talent and $100+ million in cap space will be a good spot. I'm really looking at 2020 as a developmental year. See how Haskins does. Hope the defense is a Top 10 or higher defense. Hope the offense starts to click. Get to 6-8 wins. Then there's the chance that the defense dominates, ends up being a Top 3 defense ala the 49ers in 2019 .... and if the defense is that dominant your offense will be better by default from turnovers, time of possession, etc. Real chance this is a 9-11 win team if the defense ends up being Top 3 and the offense takes at least minimal strides into the Top 20 overall. People forget that the 49ers went from 2-14 to 13-3 or whatever it ended up being ... in one year. A ton of parallels between the two teams. The two big missing pieces IMO are a dominant TE and OL. We have an average to below average OL and even with a high-drafted rookie, likely just have average TE performances. Those two elements make me think our ceiling with even a dominant defense is 10-11 wins. Floor is obviuosly 2-4 wins if our defense is merely in the 10-15 range and our offense faulters under either Haskins or Allen.
  4. JamesMadisonSkins

    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Our OL is average. Martin-Roullier-Scherff-Moses are a quality starting 4. Not great, but pretty good. I agree long-term the secondary is an issue, but I actually really like the Darby-Moreau-Fuller-Moreland-Johnson-Stroman grouping. And I loved Sean Davis coming out. Dont think he's any worse and could be an upgrade to Montae Nicholson. Landon Collins is a legit SS if used properly. Borderline pro-bowler. I have faith in Haskins. Excited to see what he can do. TE I have faith will be addressed in the draft. I like Hentges and Thomas for upside. Okay with TE if we get one in the draft. RB is 137 years old, yes. But his two immediate backups, if healthy, are elite talents (Guice and Love) and Barber/McKissic are quality depth. New coach struggled when he lost his QB and hit a ton of injuries. Don't act like Rivera can't coach.
  5. JamesMadisonSkins

    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    I think our OL as it stands now is average. I think our RBs have the potential to be elite. The defense speaks for itself. I think it can / should be Top 10. I don't agree that we are terrible. In fact, I think the depth is the biggest issue. The wheels completely fell off on defense when the injuries hit last year. I expect the added depth to help a lot. Also, let's not forget we've been the most injured team in the NFL for years. It's always been our achilles heel. I think a new training staff could change that over time. Okay my optimistic rant is over. Re; Draft Capital from Trent Williams ... I really hope we deal him prior to the draft so we can secure the capital in advance. But I wonder if we end up trading Trent between Thursday and Friday of the draft. After the 1st round run on OTs, someone (particularly the Jets and Bucs) could end up missing out an OT. Instead of reach, or hope to get someone in R2, they might turn to Trent. Especially the Jets. If there is a run on OTs and they opt to go WR at #11 ... they make a lot of sense to trade for Trent. Ship us their 3rd and 4th at a minimum. Maybe their 3+3
  6. JamesMadisonSkins

    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Listening to Cooley on the John Keim podcast .... Cooley said this team is pretty decent with few holes. He said they've done an incredible job building the team through the draft. He expects Kyle Smith and his team to nail the draft and come away with some legit starting talent outside of the #2 pick. TE, WR were a couple he mentioned. Also, said it's clear they're building the run game and defense. Can focus on offensive weapons in the draft and beyond 2020. Also said Kelvin Harmon blocks better than most TEs and should move to H-Back. That caught me off guard haha.
  7. JamesMadisonSkins

    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    I tweeted at the Stick to Football guys about him. I didn't get a response. But it appears as though his agent tweeted back at me asking what boards I was looking at, and not to pay attention to internet scouts lol. Anyway, I would be interested to see if he gets drafted. The dude graded really well per PFF ... 4 year starter at a Big 5 school. And he has the measurables. I wonder if he's someone we have our eyes on.
  8. Jack Del Rio makes our defense a Top 15 just on his coaching ability. We are adding Darby, Fuller and Davis to the secondary ... Davis and Rueben Foster (proving he's healthy) at LB ... and an all-world DE in Chase Young to the DL. Plus switching to a 4-3 schematically. I think we are going to make a huge leap, even with no "big name" CB. I think Fuller-Moreau-Darby-Moreland is a pretty decent 1-4 though certainly not top-heavy. But I think the front 7 will mask that. I mean can you imagine if Foster is healthy? Him and Thomas Davis starting at LB would be light years ahead of what we started in 2019. SDH and Holcomb were forced into lots of playing time and both did okay, but I look forward to them continuing to grow and compete with some uber-talented guys in front of them.
  9. JamesMadisonSkins

    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Blake Brandel ---- why have I not heard this guys name yet he was the top rated (by far) pass-blocker and #4 run-blocker in the nation? Jeez. CBSSports has him in the 400's ... The Draft Network doesn't have him ranked in the Top 400. Interesting. Not that i am married to or swear by PFF grades, but those are pretty dominant rankings. Very strange. Not like he doesn't have the measurables either.
  10. JamesMadisonSkins

    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    As for WR ... tons of guys I really like. But two I have been focused on most of the off season are Edwards and Van Jefferson. I’d love to grab one. But if we could manage to get both to be our WR2/3 long term that would be amazing. McLaurin, Harmon, Sims, Jefferson and Edwards would all be young and amazing upside.
  11. JamesMadisonSkins

    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Here's how I would approach it (and how my sense is that most NFL front offices approach it). Players rated on a scale of 0 to 10. Or 0 to 100. You pick at 66. There are 12 guys at the top of your board that hold grades between a 6.5 and 6.6. If your top need is a WR and there is a WR there, you take him. The exception being if there is just a far-higher rated player available at a non-need or lesser need that is too hard to pass up. Example for pick 66 (assuming we take Chase at #2). - All players are graded between a 6.2 and 6.3 ... there's 15 guys in that range. You go with the WR or TE who is in that range that best fits your system - Exception: there's a player with a 6.6 grade (ranked #31 on your BB when the next best guy is #54) ... but he plays LG ... you probably take the LG because he's by far the best player available and is an upgrade to what you have at LG - BUT if said player is your #31 ranked player with a grade of a 6.6 and he plays DE, a position you're deep at AND just drafted, then you pass on him for someone at a position of need.
  12. JamesMadisonSkins

    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    I think you're probably right, but within reason. I think we have a roster that does allow for BPA, but I think there are positions where we absolutely need a player ... WR and TE being two ... OT likely another (though not as much with Lucas and Christian and another FA out there possibly). I actually think our TE and OT situation don't require 2 rookies. One should more than suffice. WR, however, because of how deep it is, could be an easy double-dip like we did last year. Someone would/could/should fall as Harmon did in 2019. We have a good young core of McLaurin-Sims-Harmon but we need a solid #2 and I would argue another piece to push Quinn or Lattimer off the roster. If someone like Bryan Edwards falls to the 5th round there is no reason you don't take him even if you land a Michael Pittman at 66. I think it's even more supported if you wait until R4 to go WR
  13. JamesMadisonSkins

    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    This is pretty legit and spot on. A nice mix of filling needs and landing upside talent on offense. FA has, IMO, set us up to be okay for 2020 on defense. Lots of guys on 1 year prove it deals, vets on 1-year culture-setting deals ... and some rookies on their final year of their deals. But if we go into 2021 with over $100 million in cap space we are in a position to retain these players should they prove to be legit ... or spend serious money to bring in talent next off-season. Let's draft Chase at #2 and load up this draft in the middle-rounds on offense. It's been a while since we've really gone heavy offense in a draft. The defense is in pretty good shape for 2020. Adding talent around Haskins would be a smart idea. Double-dipping at TE and/or WR would make sense, as would double-dipping at OT. Assuming we get an addition 3rd at some point for Trent, that gives us ammo to double-up on WR, OT or TE.
  14. JamesMadisonSkins

    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    QB: $32.0m (Dwayne Haskins) EDGE: $18.9m (Chase Young, Montez Sweat) WR: $18.0m (Terry McLaurin) DT: $17.4m (Jon Allen, Daron Payne) OT: $15.4m CB: $14.5m LB: $13.9m IOL: $12.8m RB: $9.2m S: $12.6m TE: $8.6m K: $4.3m P: $3.1m LS: $1.2m We could exit this draft with our 2 DL, 2 Edge, 1 WR and 1 QB ... all starters who have good to great to elite upside .... on rookie deals. Big reason why next year, once we cut Alex Smith's contract loose, we are looking at $100+ million in cap space.