May 3rd was the deadline to pick up the fifth-year options for the 2016 first round picks. Now that it has passed and with three seasons to see how the draft class has played, it’s fair to look back and do a re-draft! For the purposes of this re-draft, I’m going to keep all trades in place. As a reminder, there were only 31 first-round picks because as the New England Patriots forfeited theirs as a result of the Deflategate investigation.
The Los Angeles Rams went through the 2019 NFL draft addressing the team’s need of depth. Particularly, at the running back position with Darrell Henderson. The Rams took Henderson with pick No. 70 in the third round to prolong their peak. Continue reading →
The Pittsburgh Steelers had themselves a fairly significant draft. They moved up in the top 10 for the first time since they drafted Plaxico Burress eighth overall in the 2000 draft. They got their man Devin Bush, a stud middle linebacker out of Michigan, but enough about the big splash. Let’s talk about what I found to be the most significant pickup in the draft.
Before all of the keyboard GMs come for my head, this is called the “way too early” mock draft for a reason. This is a preliminary idea of what could happen based on a draft order that I did not create. Continue reading →
The Dallas Cowboys last season were a surprise of sorts, they missed the playoffs the year before, but this year they redeemed themselves, improving from a 9-7 record the year before to a 10-6 record. This was enough to win the NFC East and get a birth into the playoffs, where they managed to win a game against the Seahawks, and then lose in the NFC Divisional Playoff game to the eventual Super Bowl participant Los Angeles Rams. During the season, they traded their first-round pick to the Oakland Raiders for WR Amari Cooper.
Eric DeCosta in his first draft as GM, in Baltimore, made sure to leave his mark. They were able to address, most of their glaring needs. Baltimore had 8 picks in the draft, and rightfully so, picked up a game-changing wide receiver, for Lamar Jackson. Continue reading →
Defense, Defense, Defense. If there was anything the Chiefs needed to get fixed this offseason it was going to be on the defensive side of the ball. After trading for DE Frank Clark, and the uncertainty of Tyreek Hill, there were still quite a few pressing needs for GM Brett Veach and this Chiefs team. While 3 out of their first 4 picks went to the defensive side, how did these picks look to the eyes of an observer?