05-07-2014, 04:40 PM
Denver's first two picks addressed their defensive front 7, with DE Kony Ealy and ILB Chris Borland. Peyton's got a handle on the offense, so we can go ahead and devote more resources to the defense, this time on the back end in the secondary. Although they spent big bucks to bring in Aqib Talib from New England, they no longer have Champ Bailey or Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, plus Quentin Jammer remains unsigned and Chris Harris is recovering from a torn ACL during the playoffs. Depth at CB is essential these days, so that's the direction the Broncos go.
The Denver Broncos select:
Oregon State CB Rashaad Reynolds
05-07-2014, 04:44 PM
The Vikings already spent 2 picks on offense (QB Carr in round 1, and RB Hill in round 3), plus 1 pick on defense (SS Bucannon in round 2). Alternating picks suggest we go back to the defense. They no longer employ Erin Henderson, and replaced him with former Viking Jasper Brinkley, who played last season out in the Arizona desert. They go have Chad Greenway, and a couple of former Penn Staters in Mike Mauti and Gerald Hodges but they could certainly use an athletic Will backer, and this guy certainly fits the bill.
The Minnesota Vikings select:
Florida State LB Telvin Smith
05-07-2014, 05:02 PM
The Steelers had their eye on previous pick Telvin Smith. There are many different directions and options at this juncture in the draft. WR is still a need having gone D with the first 2 picks. There are still more good WRs to be had and holding out till later was a consideration, but the Steelers feel they have a guy they need to grab now.
The Steelers select:
Paul Richardson - WR - Colorado
STRENGTHS: Terrific athlete who appeared every bit as agile and explosive in 2013 after missing the entire 2012 season with a torn ACL. Very good straight-line speed making him an excellent option on vertical routes. Savvy route-runner who alters his gait off the line and throughout his route to gain separation from cornerbacks. Sinks his hips and explodes out of his breaks.Generally plucks the ball cleanly out of the air with his hands, securing it quickly. Can track the ball over either shoulder and flashes the ability to dive and haul in the extraordinary catch.
Good vision to set up blocks. Good bloodlines. Father, Paul, Sr., played wide receiver in the NFL with Philadelphia, Oakland, Green Bay and the New York Jets.
WEAKNESSES: Very slim build and has struggled with durability throughout his career. Doesn't track the ball over his shoulder as well as he should for a receiver who makes his living on big plays. Too often senses the oncoming defender and allows the pass to slip through his fingers. Doesn't offer much as a downfield blocker.
05-07-2014, 07:23 PM
The Baltimore Ravens select:
C.J. Fiedorowicz, TE from Iowa with their 3rd round comp pick.
We were going to take the WR Paul Richardson out of Colorado, but we were off by one pick as our nemesis the Steelers grabbed him. Now we'll have to defend the guy twice a year, but hey, that's the way the draft goes... Therefore, we are pleased to be taking TE CJ Fiedorowicz with our comp. pick and we'll address WR later in the draft... Welcome aboard CJ....
Wait a minute... this guy looks like he's in a Steelers uniform... but he'll look better in our Rats unis... (not so much)
STRENGTHS: Good versatility, showing the ability to come off a down block to get past defenders as a receiver. Good body control and soft hands for such a large man, traits that have led Washington junior Austin Seferian-Jenkins to earn a lot of attention as a possible first-round pick. Fiedorowicz isn't as flashy as ASJ, but he's just as big and fast in a straight-line and is a much more physical and attentive blocker.
Last edited by pfelix73; 05-07-2014 at 07:27 PM.
6- Time Super Bowl Champions......
IX X XIII XIV XL XLIII
2012 MNF Executive Champion
05-07-2014, 07:57 PM
SF picks Mr Irrelevant.
OG D. Dozier
05-08-2014, 08:15 AM
After leapfrogging the picks of so many others throughout this process, it is only right that my final pick gets leapfrogged twice before I can make it. Karma's a bee-yotch. Oh well.
The Packers addressed their LB corps twice already with Shazier inside in round 1 and Bradford outside in round 3, with TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins also added in round 2. With their 3rd round comp pick, they are tempted to go back to the offensive side again to give Aaron Rodgers yet another weapon, since they lost James Jones this offseason and Greg Jennings last offseason (Jarvis Landry and local boy Jared Abbrederis are mighty tempting). However, Pack's biggest need right now appears to be at safety. Need didn't match value in earlier rounds, but it's time to fill that position.
The Green Bay Packers select:
USC FS Dion Bailey
Thanks again, everyone for contributing and making this a fun exercise yet again! I suppose we'll do it again next year (hopefully back in April again, and not even later in May as the NFL is possibly suggesting).