NFL Network's "Path to the Draft" program has been presenting their version of teams draft boards for certain positions. The one I saw tonight on the QBs, they had SF sticking with their existing QBs (now Hoyer and Barkley) for 2017 and not drafting a QB with their 1st round pick, instead waiting until 2018 to consider using their 2018 1st rounder to address the QB position. That makes good sense to me as this year's crop of QBs isn't good enough to spend a high 1st round pick on. I actually thought a while ago that SF should do that, and maybe even trade down if possible. But they also could try to pick a QB in later rounds this year (maybe Mahomes). Yeah, so I have been interested in that as well.movingtarget said:i will be interested to see what the Browns and 49ers do with the the QBs in the draft. There have already been rumors doing the rounds that the Panthers want to trade for the 49ers second pick. Kansas were supposedly very interested in Watson at least their coach was. It looks like a good draft for running backs and defense, not so good for QBs. Mixon wasn't even invited to the Combine but some people think he will go in the second round. I think that is very optimistic and several teams won't be interested in him at all for obvious reasons. I think he will probably go in the fourth round as some teams do need a good RB and he is one of the best in the draft if they want to take a calculated risk on his character that is.on3m@n@rmy said:Yeah, i got a little carried away starting at Jerry Jones.
You all probably have one, maybe more, favorite teams you follow. I mean, follow enough to know something about that team's player personnel and team needs. So, with the draft coming up, what do you think would be your team's draft Day-1 shocking move or selection?
I'll have a go. Seattle. Everyone says OL is their biggest need, and if possible should draft an OL at #26 in the first round. There are 3 or 4 OLmen Seattle might take (Bolles, Ramczyk, Robinson, Lamp). Seattle does have other needs (CB, LB). I'm going to predict Seattle goes for best player available that still meets one of the other needs by taking a CB as their 1st round pick, even if one of those OLmen are still available when their #1 selection comes up. They might even go LB, but the better value will be at CB. That is not a really big shocker because the first 3 of those OLmen may already have been selected and Lamp would be a bit of a reach.
I think the obvious pick for Seattle is O Line. Rams will probably go RB or WR because of their poor offense. Falcons will go defense I assume after that SB result ! I wonder if the Cardinals or Steelers will look at the QBs with two aging QBs not far from retirement. Panthers will go defense I'm pretty sure. Cowboys and Texans will probably both go offense although the Cowboys secondary needs an upgrade. Green Bay will go RB or O Line. The Jets will be tempted to go for a QB not that it will matter much ! Washington should go defense I think. Romo, RGIII, Kaep and Cutler still waiting. Gabbert and Ponder now applying the second coat of paint to Ponder's house ! Chip playing Madden with Baalke and thinking of college jobs maybe ?
As for Seattle, I think they may draft a CB in round one instead of an OLman. And not because of Sherman trade media speculations, which is all that is. The value at CB is superior to the value of offensive lineman this year, and the depth of talent at CB is also far superior. After the top 2 or 3 linemen, the next guys in line have 2nd round grades or lower. But who knows, Seattle may reach a bit to take a lineman with a 2nd round grade in the lower 1st round, just to give OL coach Tom Cable more to work with than crappy talent.
As for Steelers & Cards for QBs, those teams would be ideal situations for any QB drafted this year. Because the QB drafted will not be expected to start and will have a couple years to learn.