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.
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?
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.
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.
It appears that the Atlanta Falcons are heading towards an off-season where big names will be leaving, and money will be tight. Atlanta is working with roughly $6 million in cap space and have already acknowledged the fact that big names like Austin Hooper will not be returning. So, let’s evaluate the situation at hand, and look at potential replacements for players leaving the Atlanta Falcons in 2020.
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.
There are many things in question when it comes to the Minnesota Vikings 2020 offseason. Is Diggs leaving? Is Everson Griffen leaving? Are they able to keep Waynes? What about Linval Joseph? Those are just a few of the questions. Minnesota has a cap space problem and are looking to make room which will see some of our loved, and not so loved players leaving this offseason. That is the NFL. Now I think Minnesota has some great plans for the offseason and they have already made some good moves by repositioning Gary Kubiak to Offensive Coordinator and now the hire of Dom Capers as the defensive assistant. Let’s get into it!
The Steelers need to rebound in 2020. But is Big Ben the man to bring the spark?
The Tennessee Titans had a hell of a run this past season, but now it’s time to turn their attention to the draft. After going (9-7) in the regular season and losing in the AFC Championship game, the Titans organization will dive in and see what players can help improve an already talented Titans squad.
Tristan Wirfs, a 6’5 322 lbs junior out of Iowa is not the most athletic draft prospect, that’s Jedrick Wills, not the most physically gifted or pro-ready, that’s Andrew Thomas, but he’s perhaps the most technically sound offensive lineman. As mentioned in a previous article, tackle duo of Mike Remmers and Nate Solder that allowed more combined pressures than any pair in the NFL, for the Giants. Both side of the trenches need to be addressed this off season, in the draft and free agency and unless Chase Young falls (unlikely) or the Giants move up (even more unlikely, there’s early reports their moving down with a quarterback needy team), they’re better off getting value drafting offensive-line early in the draft. Let’s discuss an early riser, the Iowa product, Tristan Wirfs.
I need to come clean and say this outright. Jeudy is by far and away my favorite player from this draft class. Alabama is known for producing some of the best wide receivers in the NFL. Julio Jones and Amari Cooper have had immensely successful careers since coming out of ‘Bama. The next guy is up is quite different than the latter two, but still has all the tools to become an NFL star, and change a franchise for the better.
It all starts at the top, and the tip of this iceberg is Martha Ford. While she doesn’t actually make decisions when it comes to gameday, she is one of the 3 heads because she empowers this front office and has refused to make changes. Like many of our brethren before us have said, “SELL THE TEAM”.
Among such teams, the Seattle Seahawks seemed to enjoy a bit of a “surprise” season, as many in the media have coined it, with many experts (and pundits alike) still viewing Seattle as being in its rebuilding years. Just don’t tell that Pete Carroll and John Schneider. The head coach and GM super-tandem have been at this for a decade now, compiling an impressive regular-season record of 100-59. What’s even more impressive is the team’s 8-4 record in the post-season in that same span, including 2 Super Bowl appearances and 1 Super Bowl win, Seattle’s first-ever NFL title. Earlier success of the team in the last decade was clearly due to one of the most imposing defenses in the history of football – the Legion of Boom.