The NFL draft is a little over a week away. After an unprecedented year of shortened/cancelled seasons, opt outs, and lack of gametape the already difficult job of scouts and GM’s will be even more difficult with this years draft.
Each year I produce a list of “my guys” (guys who will meet or out-perform their draft positions) and “your guys” (guys whom won’t). I’ve had some hits (Kevin Byard/Kirk Cousins) and misses (Patrick Mahomes was a “your guy”). But while it’s not always heavily researched, it is fun.
Here’s my lists for this year:
Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson
Peneii Sewell, OT, Oregon
Terrance Marshall, WR, LSU
Najae Harris, RB, Alabama
Rashod Batemon, WR, Minnesota
James Hudson, OT, Cincinnati
Tommy Togiai, DI, Ohio State
Walker Little, Stanford, OT, Stanford
Dillon Radnitz, OT, N. Dakota State
Cameron Sample, DE, Tulane
Paulson Adebo, CB, Stanford
Demetric Felton, RB/WR, UCLA
Quinn Meinertz, G, UW Whitewater
David Mills, QB, Stanford – draft a QB every year.
Tuf Borland, LB, Ohio State
Richie Grant, S, UCF
Kenny Nwangwu, RB/KR, Iowa State
Zach Wilson, QB, BYU
Jayson Oweh, DE, Penn State
Alex Leatherwood, OT, Alabama
Gregory Rousseau, Edge, Miami
Kadarius Toney, WR
Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama
ADDITIONAL RANDOM THOUGHTS:
5 QB’s in the first 10 picks is insane, and very helpful to smart teams who don’t chase the elite QB dream. Give me Kyle Pitts/Peneii Sewell and Davis Mills over Trey Lance or Zach Wilson anyday.
I am a very “Best Player Available” draft advocate, but if Jerry Jones completely ignores his team needs and ends up drafting Kyle Pitts or a WR, I’m going to laugh and laugh and laugh.
I don’t understand why the Niners gave up so much to move up to #3 in this year’s draft. With so many unknowns and question marks about the season and the way their team is built, it seems like desperation. And the Niners shouldn’t be desperate.
Jaylen Waddle is 5’10” 182 lbs. Rondale Moore is 5’9” 180. Not everyone is Tyreek Hill. Most are Tavon Austin
This just might be the year people realize Jon Gruden is incredibly overrated. PFF has the Raiders as the worst team in the NFL at drafting in the first round. This offseason’s gutting of their offensive line, overpaying of Kenyan Drake, and not helping their horrible secondary, are big negatives. Hopefully their draft will be too.
Thoughts? Any guys you love? Any guys you hate? Let’s hear from you!