As we get closer to this years draft it due time to look at it in it’s full scope. Let’s blueprint the New York Giants potential draft. Whilst they have some great young pieces there are still needs on both the offense and defense, although some less than others. We’re shooting for realism, let’s get into it!
The Atlanta Falcons have certainly made headlines since free agency opened up. Atlanta snagged Dante Fowler Jr., on a fairly cheap deal for a premium edge rusher, which bolsters one of their biggest needs. This gives Atlanta a fairly scary front four with Grady Jarett, Takk McKinley and Tyeler Davison. The Falcons also made a move on another Rams player, with Todd Gurley. When the Rams released him, he wasted no time getting in touch with Falcons star Julio Jones and was eventually signed to the Falcons. Of course, with Austin Hooper leaving, the Falcons found his replacement when they traded for Hayden Hurst. At the cost of securing some top names.
A few years ago, this would have seemed unthinkable, but the toll of injuries and the wear and tear from his physical style of play have worn the former MVP down so much, that the last time we saw him on the field, he looked a shell of his old self.
With Mike Person getting cut and the 49ers only signing a depth piece to replace him, do they look to the draft for their next starting Guard?
With the bulk of the craziness of NFL Free Agency (and its been crazy), coming to a close, it’s due time to look towards the NFL Draft, if you haven’t been already. Specifically, the top of the draft where we have a few teams that could move around. First the New York Giants, who were big players in the open market, focusing on defensive production and offensive depth. With a plethora of options at offensive tackles, including Jedrick Wills Jr. and Tristan Wirfs, we could see the Giants trade down, nab some extra draft capital and still be in a good spot to grab an elite building block. Second, our prospective partners, the Los Angeles Chargers. With the mutual parting of quarterback Philip Rivers, his departure to the Colts and Tom Brady’s move to Tampa Bay, the Chargers are in the market for a signal caller. Tyrod Taylor has decent accuracy, above average ability to read defenses and good leadership, but a lack of arm strength. So, with options such as Oregon prospect Justin Herbert and pro-ready Tua Tagovailoa ready and available this year, it’s likely the Bolts will search for a viable upgrade. It’s also likely and necessary to move out of the 6th slot, with the Miami Dolphins ahead of them and also in the market for a QB. Now there’s also a possibility of the Detroit Lions swerving and selecting Tagovailoa, but that will not be discussed. That’s already been discussed in-depth, here. Plus, the last time the Giants and Chargers pulled off a draft day deal I’d say it turned out pretty well. Let’s take a look at some potential outcomes!
In the year of LSU, one name has stood out the most. Joe Burrow. His Heisman winning campaign was an incredible season and one that will talked about for ages. However, to be a great Quarterback, you need a great Wide Receiver…
Day 1 of the legal tampering period was a wild ride for 49ers fans and players alike. As expected, Arik Armstead’s contract was the first domino that needed to fall before the red and gold could begin making any other moves. Armstead was willing to bend quite a bit to help the team stay competitive and took a hometown discount on a back-loaded contract over the next 6 years. Paraag Marathe and John Lynch have bought themselves two more cheap years before the cap hopefully catches up to his contract.
In order to truly contend this year, the Lions need to draft as many impact players they can get their hands on. This means punting on potential developmental players that may have higher upside for the organization in the long run in order to acquire playmakers that can fill out the rest of the holes on the team. This is a deep-dive mock draft that gives the Lions their best shot at winning (in our opinion).
Combine time! In today’s show, Big Man Mike and Q discuss the 2020 NFL Combine. Today we discuss our risers and fallers for the quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end positions. These are the guys that could end up winning you a fantasy championship but can their combine performance be enough for you to invest draft capital? After we discuss the combine we then jump into our 2020 dynasty fantasy football rankings discussing the wide receiver two’s.
Is the future of the 49er’s LT position already on the roster? Or will they look to the draft?
As we get closer to April’s draft we must look at prospects past the first round. Xavier McKinney is where we start. Now, his stock is rising and some seeing him going as high as the middle of the 1st. It’s warranted, however I can see the Giants grabbing his services by trading back in, or the early 2nd. We’ve discussed how they can build into their young secondary, let’s take a look.
John Elway and Co. have their quarterback for the foreseeable future and it’s time to build around him. Broncos Country has been split all off-season in regards to the first round pick. Do we draft an offensive lineman to help protect our young gun-slinger or do we draft a stud wide receiver as a weapon for Drew Lock? I’ll admit up until the last month I’ve been all in for an offensive tackle but I’ve come to a point where I can accept either position, and am leaning towards a wide receiver more with every passing day.
You might be saying “huh?” at the article title, but let us talk you off the ledge that is clicking out of the article. We promise that this article is indeed rooted in reality. After being given a supposed “Win-Now” mandate from owner Martha Ford, we want to try and help Bob Quinn and Matt Patricia do just that, win. Although the Lions had another rough season last year there is some room for optimism. Detroit showed some bright spots last season by beating the playoff bound Eagles, being 2 bogus hands to the face calls away from beating the Packers and coming within a 4th down stop from beating the eventual Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs. The outlook for the Lions gets a little brighter when their 2020 schedule is considered. Although the schedule is not out yet, they will be given a 4th place schedule, which has shown time and again to propel teams from last to first in a division.
Thursday, April 23rd, 2020. The NFL draft will be kicking off in 2 months. Free agency is great but I’ve always felt that the draft is when the new NFL season starts ramping up. Whether its a highly-ranked prospect being everything you hoped, getting a stud in the 5th round, or finding gold in a UDFA, the draft can fill you with hope about your team’s potential for the upcoming season. With only one pick before the 5th round, do the 49ers select a WR?
The Steelers need to rebound in 2020. But is Big Ben the man to bring the spark?
One of the biggest questions asked by football fans during the NFL off-season is, “where is that guy going to sign?” This question is asked for several reasons. Fans may want a star to come to sign with their favorite team, or they may not want their team throwing money at washed up veterans (still wishing the Lions hadn’t signed LeGarrette Blount a few years ago, ugh).