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  1. WelshSkinsFan

    ES Soccer Thread

    That’s our Europa League spot sealed. Trying not to be knee jerk here but this is hard to watch, especially when this lot lost to Fulham last week. I just hope Ole is given time to fix this because anyone expecting an instant turnaround next year is out of touch with reality.
  2. WelshSkinsFan

    2019 ES GMs Mock Draft - Final!

    I am going to be merciful and not drag this out too long, with 3 picks in a row I am going to go ahead and announce them all in this one post. I would just like to say thanks to the preceding 10 GMs for not taking any of these guys since I finalized my decisions yesterday. I trust this means that I am more perceptive than all of you and is not an indication that I am overvaluing trash To kick things off. With the 209th pick in the ES Mock Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals select Cameron Smith, ILB, USC The Bengals have many needs on defense and having addressed EDGE at the top of the 3rd with Oshane Ximines and traded back into the 4th to get some DL help with Chris Slayton it is now time to solidify the middle of our linebacking group. Smith may not be a talent that jumps out at you but in a 4 year career at USC he has been a model of consistency, bouncing back from a serious knee injury in his freshman year to become a leader on the Trojans defense, earning first team PAC 12 honors in 2017 and earning second team honors in 2018 despite missing a few games. Smith is a reliable and consistent tackler with the ability to read the game and diagnose plays at the line and the football intelligence to take smart angles in coverage to avoid being exposed. He might not have the highest ceiling but his floor has him contributing in year one and once he finds his feet at this level he should be at worst a rotational player in the Bengals revamped defense and quite possibly an every game starter. Next up. With the 210th pick in the ES Mock Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals select Saquon Hampton, Safety, Rutgers Continuing the focus on rebuilding a defense that has become soft and slow in the final years of the Marvin Lewis era we are thrilled to add a player whose leadership skills and on field play should have seen his name called before the end of the third round. Shoulder injuries might have contributed to the lack of draft buzz but Saquon is a real player earning team MVP honors in his Senior year and honorable mention in the All-Big Ten team. Played close to the line he can be a ferocious tackler in run support but also has the ability to man cover tight ends on shallow routes , even playing as a linebacker in nickel and dime packages, his ratio of pass break ups and interceptions also demonstrates his skill at tracking the football and knack for being in the right place to make a big play. Finally. with the 211th pick in the ES Mock Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals select Kerrith Whyte, RB, FAU Our retooled offense will certainly need production from the ground game and we expect most of this to come from Joe Mixon but behind him the cupboard is pretty bare. Gio Bernard is an excellent 3rd down back but is never going to manage 20 carries between the tackles and we only have last years UDFA Quinton Flowers on our roster backing these 2 up. Kerrith Whyte gives us an immediate high quality backup to Joe Mixon and a player who can not only chip in with a few carries per game but could carry the load as the lead dog in the event Joe is hurt or suspended. The presence of Devin Singletary kept Whyte in a backup role at college but when asked to play he showed impressive burst and twitch at the line of scrimmage totaling 866 yards on only 134 carries in 2018 and also becoming a factor in the passing game. He also logged a 4.36 40 at his pro day so he has the breakaway speed to turn plays into home runs. Finally, and most significantly, he is a 6th round running back from FAU and we all know what they can do! Thus concludes the 2019 Cincinnati Bengals draft, time for a few cold ones as I watch the 7th round play out.
  3. WelshSkinsFan

    2019 ES GMs Mock Draft - Final!

    All 3 picks ready to go as soon as whoever makes pick 208
  4. WelshSkinsFan

    2019 ES GMs Mock Draft - Final!

    Biggest knock on Wilson is that he lacks the bulk and strength to block in the run game at pro level, there is also some concern that he is slow off the mark and needs a few paces to build up speed. Personally I think the bulk issue can easily be fixed with a pro nutrition and exercise regimen and the rest is just a question of coaching. If he is a grinder then within 1 to 2 years he can become elite, it is going to come down to what he puts in and how coachable he is but as a 6th round prospect he is a steal and I honestly went back and forth between him and Sweeney at 183.
  5. I would guess as a 5th rounder he is playing for pretty small beer at the moment and so knowing he needed to have another season of good production and to also stay healthy to get to that FA money he weighed the risk and took the money on the table now. Provided he is not stupid it is enough money to secure a future for his family and if things go well he will get another chance at a contract whilst still in his prime.
  6. WelshSkinsFan

    Starting QB 2019???

    I genuinely think trading up for a QB is the wrong kind of splash though, it is pretty clear from the comments here that we will be burning effigies of Dan and Bruce on draft night if they do that, particularly if it is a big move like going up to 3 in a trade with the Jets. The adults in the room have to be letting Dan know that any of these guys is likely to struggle and a rookie QB means a probable 3 win season and reboot which is not going to do anything for the teams relevance or profile. An offensive weapon like Hockenson or an EDGE like Burns is probably going to be more impactful and might do more to get people excited about watching the team again.
  7. WelshSkinsFan

    Starting QB 2019???

    I think the 180 effect is because this is a weak QB group. In early mock drafts the pundits persuaded themselves that teams would do what they normally do and fall in love with certain prospects and take them high but as we get closer to the event it is looking like for once the QB needy teams are going to be disciplined about their boards and not reach. Of course it just takes one early surprise like the Raiders taking Haskins and it could trigger panic that will lead to wild trades to get in position for Lock and Jones but it is starting to look more likely that we will see someone do a Geno Smith and have to come back on day 2 to get picked.
  8. Scherff is still on the agenda according to all of the beat guys. The most probable scenario is his deal gets looked at in May once the draft is in the books as the negotiating period runs through July. The Skins probably want to see who they get in the draft and get them slotted and see how the trade and secondary free agent market plays out post draft. There is usually roster movement depending on how a teams draft board plays out and it is one area we have been active in past years. Once the roster for training camp is pretty much set the team can then use that time to address extensions and renegotiations with players already under contract.
  9. WelshSkinsFan

    ES Soccer Thread

    @Berggy9598 I agree with pretty much everything you are saying and I don't think we view the team too differently with the exception maybe of DDG. I would say that Martial must be in the last chance saloon at this point though. He does have talent and has flashed it occasionally but far too often he seems disinterested and almost completely off the pace of the game. I don't want to give up on him but he is one of the reasons I would advocate for a natural wide player on the left, we are wasting his time and ours playing him out there when it is obvious he would be far happier and almost certainly more productive in a central attacking role.
  10. WelshSkinsFan

    2019 ES GMs Mock Draft - Final!

    With the 183rd pick in the 2019 ES draft, the Cincinnati Bengals select; Tommy Sweeney, TE, Boston College Not the greatest area of need for the Bengals maybe but Tyler Eifert is our strength at this position and history tells us there is a good chance Eifert will miss games this season and the cupboard is pretty bare behind him. Sweeney needs to bulk up to improve as a run blocker although he shows good technique and so ought to improve here in a professional setting. As a pass catcher he is a safe pair of hands on underneath routes with enough elusiveness to pick up yards after the catch and with a new QB it is vital he has that safety blanket at the TE position. @bedlamVR you are on the clock @PokerPacker you are on deck
  11. WelshSkinsFan

    ES Soccer Thread

    To compete we need more than that. A right back is needed but we need a legitimate alternative to Shaw on the left unless he is going to stay fit and never be suspended again. DDG looks and sounds like he wants out and is starting to play like he wants to be somewhere else and certainly he is not getting the 500k a week he is asking for so might as well sell him whilst he is still under contract. We don't have a leader in defense and need to get one. Possibly McTominay, Fred and the academy lads can be all we need centrally but I am not holding my breath there but you can't think we don't need wide players on both sides? We have no natural width on the right and Martial would far rather play as a central striker and makes no effort at all when played wide left. A top class striker is also a must. I don't think it is hysterical to say that the current United squad doesn't feature a single player who would making the starting XI at Man City or Liverpool and that is not a good feeling. DDG was the best keeper in the world a couple of years ago, now he is not even the best in Manchester. Your point about Barca's performance only underscores how bad United have been over the two legs. Barca have been pedestrian but still won at a canter, Liverpool will tear them to pieces.
  12. WelshSkinsFan

    ES Soccer Thread

    Good lord. Right now United need a new GK, 2 FB's, a CB that can organize the defense, a holding MF who can actually move, a midfield playmaker, 2 wingers and at least one striker who knows how to finish. Going to be a looong rebuild.
  13. WelshSkinsFan

    Starting QB 2019???

    Jones is a horrible prospect, but to be fair with the possible exception of Murray every QB in this draft is a horrible prospect. Rosen is worth a look if the price is right but otherwise I would build the rest of the roster and roll with Case as our starter for this year.
  14. WelshSkinsFan

    2019 ES GMs Mock Draft - Final!

    Draft trade chart values the three late 7th round picks as being worth 1 point each whereas pick 178 is valued at 19.8 points. Value is in the eye of the beholder though and when it gets to late round picks there are no sure things and if you can get 3 selections for 1, especially when we don't have UDFA's, then it is probably worth doing.
  15. WelshSkinsFan

    Starting QB 2019???

    Context is everything though. They may like Jones more than Lock but if they really don't like Lock then they may still not want Jones in the first round. FWIW there has been quite a lot of talk about other teams liking Jones a lot more than the draft pundits, he could well be off the board in the top 10 and I certainly do not see the Skins trading up for him.