ARIZONA CARDINALS ‘Zona went into the draft with a solid roster so the pressure was off. DL Robert Nkemdiche is a frightening presence up-front if Coach Arians finds a way to rev up the 1st-rounder’s motor consistently. Don’t expect sacks even if the light turns on however; he’s not THAT guy.
1.30 DL Robert Nkemdiche, Mississippi 3.30 DB Brandon WilliamS, Texas A&M 4.30 OL Evan Boehm, Missouri 5.30 DB Marqui Christian, Midwestern State, Tx. 5.33 OL Cole Toner, Harvard- compensatory selection 6.30 DB Harlan Miller, Southeastern Louisiana
ATLANTA FALCONS Falcs need a pass rusher in the worst way, so they take hard-hitting safety Keanu Neal at 1. UGH! But at least they may have a TE that can snag in Austin Hooper.
1.17 DB Keanu Neal, Florida 2.21 LB Deion Jones, Louisiana State 3.18 TE Austin Hooper, Stanford 4.17 LB De'Vondre Campbell, Minnesota 5.19 Forfeited: Artificial crowd noise 6.20 OL Wes Schweitzer, San Jose State 7.17 WR Devin Fuller, UCLA
BALTIMORE RAVENS SCORE! GM Newsome is a draft hero. Oz hit on his first 3 picks and added potential 2017 starters at WR (Chris Moore) and RB (Kenneth Dixon). Give Moore a year while Steve Smith gives it one more shot and Mike Wallace continues to coast. Dixon is a younger, bigger, better version of Justin Forsett. Nice cap off drafting Navy QB-turned-RB Keenan Reynolds.
1.06 OL Ronnie Stanley, Notre Dame 2.11 DL Kamalei Correa, Boise State 3.07 DL Bronson Kaufusi, Brigham Young 4.06 DB Tavon Young, Temple 4.09 WR Chris Moore, Cincinnati 4.32 OL Alex Lewis, Nebraska 4.34 DL Willie Henry, Michigan- compensatory selection 4.36 RB Kenneth Dixon, Louisiana Tech- compensatory selection 5.07 DL Matt Judon, Grand Valley State 6.07 RB Keenan Reynolds, Navy 6.34 DB Maurice Canady, Virginia- compensatory selection
BUFFALO BILLS Love the WR Kolby Listenbee grab in the 6th. He’s got the wheels needed opposite Sammy Watkins AND plays a more complete game than many project. Remember that Lee Evans guy who broke in as a home run caddy with veteran Eric Moulds? Listenbee is better.
CAROLINA PANTHERS Just 5 picks??? UGH! GM Gettleman used 3 of the 5 on CBs to ease the Josh Norman pain. On offense they get top WR Kelvin Benjamin back, so they got that going for them.
1.31 DL Vernon Butler, Louisiana Tech 2.31 DB James Bradberry, Samford 3.14 DB Daryl Worley, West Virginia 5.02 DB Zack Sanchez, Oklahoma 7.31 TE Beau Sandland, Montana State
CHICAGO BEARS Nice job by da Bears. Scored winners on top 3 picks. Bullish RB Jordan Howard may be the tape-breaker the run game needs to get those dirty yards near the stripe. But for FFB purposes, the CHI backfield is getting a bit muddy.
1.09 LB Leonard Floyd, Georgia 2.25 OL Cody Whitehair, Kansas State 3.09 DL Jonathan Bullard, Florida 4.15 LB Nick Kwiatkoski, West Virginia 4.26 DB Deon Bush, Miami 4.29 DB Deiondre' Hall, Northern Iowa 5.11 RB Jordan Howard, Indiana 6.10 DB DeAndre Houston-Carson, William & Mary 7.09 WR Daniel Braverman, Western Michigan
CINCINNATI BENGALS OK, he’s not explosive but WR Tyler Boyd is a better version of now gone Mohamed Sanu. Love the late grab of WR Cody Core; there’s the guy to watch!
1.24 DB William Jackson III, Houston 2.24 WR Tyler Boyd, Pittsburgh 3.24 LB Nick Vigil, Utah State 4.24 DL Andrew Billings, Baylor 5.24 OL Christian Westerman, Arizona State 6.24 WR Cody Core, Mississippi 7.24 DB Clayton Fejedelem, Illinois
CLEVELAND BROWNS FIVE WRs drafted; FIVE! OK, Seth Devalve moves to pass-catcher TE. Corey Coleman is an FFB looker day-one, but heads up on Terrell Owens-like Ricardo Louis. Don’t think so? Put on the tape! RG3 is going to love this gang.
1.15 WR Corey Coleman, Baylor 2.01 DL Emmanuel Ogbah, Oklahoma State 3.02 DL Carl Nassib, Penn State 3.13 OL Shon Coleman, Auburn 3.31 QB Cody Kessler, Southern California 4.01 LB Joe Schobert, Wisconsin 4.16 WR Ricardo Louis, Auburn 4.31 DB Derrick Kindred, Texas Christian 4.40 TE Seth Devalve, Princeton- compensatory selection 5.15 WR Jordan Payton, UCLA 5.31 OL Spencer Drango, Baylor 5.35 WR Rashard Higgins, Colorado State- compensatory selection 5.36 DB Trey Caldwell, Louisiana-Monroe- compensatory selection 7.29 LB Scooby Wright III, Arizona
DALLAS COWBOYS Yeah, so they burned a 4th overall on a RB. But it’s Ezekiel Elliott, dang it! Now, what to do with Darren McFadden and recently inked Alfred Morris?
1.04 RB Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State 2.03 LB Jaylon Smith, Notre Dame 3.04 DL Maliek Collins, Nebraska 4.03 DL Charles Tapper, Oklahoma 4.37 QB Dak Prescott, Mississippi State- compensatory selection 6.14 DB Anthony Brown, Purdue 6.37 DB Kavon Frazier, Central Michigan- compensatory selection 6.41 RB Darius Jackson, Eastern Michigan- compensatory selection 6.42 TE Rico Gathers, Baylor- compensatory selection
DENVER BRONCOS Paxton Lynch doesn’t see the field in 2016, so nix that thought. But eye-up RB Devontae Booker. That’s arguably the 2nd-best back in this year’s draft with multi-tasking tools. Remember, CJ Anderson isn’t quite the iron man back and Ronnie Hillman is... Ronnie Hillman.
1.26 QB Paxton Lynch, Memphis 2.32 DL Adam Gotsis, Georgia Tech 3.36 DB Justin Simmons, Boston College- compensatory selection 4.38 RB Devontae Booker, Utah- compensatory selection 5.05 OL Connor McGovern, Missouri 6.01 RB Andy Janovich, Nebraska 6.44 DB Will Parks, Arizona- compensatory selection 7.07 P Riley Dixon, Syracuse
DETROIT LIONS Lions let the draft come to them and paid off. O-line is going to see big jump in play. No WR taken says they feel darn happy with signed Marvin Jones.
1.16 OL Taylor Decker, Ohio State 2.15 DL A'Shawn Robinson, Alabama 3.33 OL Graham Glasgow, Michigan- compensatory selection 4.13 DB Miles Killebrew, Southern Utah 5.12 OL Joe Dahl, Washington State 5.32 LB Antwione Williams, Georgia Southern 6.16 QB Jake Rudock, Michigan 6.27 DL Anthony Zettel, Penn State 6.35 OL Jimmy Landes, Baylor- compensatory selection 7.15 RB Dwayne Washington, Washington
GREEN BAY PACKERS Underrated draft brings one of my favorite WRs into a great situation. Give CAL wideout Trevor Davis a little time in this offense and then... BINGO! Another Packer WR gem.
1.27 DL Kenny Clark, UCLA 2.17 OL Jason Spriggs, Indiana from Colts 3.25 LB Kyler Fackrell, Utah State 4.33 LB Blake Martinez, Stanford- compensatory selection 4.39 DL Dean Lowry, Northwestern- compensatory selection 5.26 WR Trevor Davis, California 6.25 OL Kyle Murphy, Stanford
HOUSTON TEXANS OK, love WR Will Fuller but your QB (Brock Osweiler) isn’t quite the down-field chucker that meshes with Fuller’s jets. Braxton Miller does fit, but he’s got a big learning curve ahead. NICE grab of RB Tyler Ervin, but he’s behind new guy Lamar Miller.
1.21 WR Will Fuller, Notre Dame 2.19 OL Nick Martin, Notre Dame 3.22 WR Braxton Miller, Ohio State 4.21 RB Tyler Ervin, San Jose State 5.22 DB K.J. Dillon, West Virginia 5.29 DL D.J. Reader, Clemson
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS Finally Andrew Luck has help up-front. C Ryan Kelly is a stud and Le’Raven Clark brings potential solid depth. Gotta get em coched up first and early growing pains loom just ahead. And WHAT! NO RB? YIKES!
1.18 OL Ryan Kelly, Alabama 2.26 DB T.J. Green, Clemson 3.19 OL Le'Raven Clark, Texas Tech 4.18 DL Hassan Ridgeway, Texas 4.27 LB Antonio Morrison, Florida 5.17 OL Joe Haeg, North Dakota State 7.18 LB Trevor Bates, Maine 7.27 OL Austin Blythe, Iowa
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS Jags’ defense has scary potential now. JAX was about the worst 2nd-level defense covering RBs out of the backfield last year. Jalen Ramsey and Myles Jack can shut that down on their own. Stay on the field Myles!
1.05 DB Jalen Ramsey Florida State 2.05 LB Myles Jack UCLA from Ravens 3.06 DL Yannick Ngakoue Maryland 4.05 DL Sheldon Day Notre Dame 6.06 LB Tyrone Holmes Montana 6.26 QB Brandon Allen Arkansas from Steelers 7.05 DL Jonathan Woodard Central Arkansas
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS GM Dorsey filled needs without making a splash; but good adds.
2.06 DL Chris Jones, Mississippi State 3.11 DB KeiVarae Russell, Notre Dame 3.28 Forfeited: Tampering - Jeremy Maclin MESS 4.07 OL Parker Ehinger, Cincinnati 4.08 DB Eric Murray, Minnesota 4.28 WR Demarcus Robinson, Florida 5.25 QB Kevin Hogan, Stanford 5.28 WR Tyreek Hill, West Alabama 6.03 DB D.J. White, Georgia Tech 6.28 DL Dadi Nicolas, Virginia Tech
LOS ANGELES RAMS You know top pick Jared Goff starts from first snap of OTAs. One question; who is he throwing to? Tavon Austin and....? Why does Coach Fisher continually draft flawed pass-catchers? Why?
1.01 QB Jared Goff, California 4.12 TE Tyler Higbee, Western Kentucky 4.19 WR Pharoh Cooper, South Carolina 5.16 2015 Supplemental Draft Pick: OT Isaiah Battle 6.02 TE Temarrick Hemingway, South Carolina State 6.15 LB Josh Forrest, Kentucky 6.31 WR Mike Thomas, Southern Mississippi
MIAMI DOLPHINS OK, the big guy (Laremy Tunsil) made an immature mistake and it cost him about $10 million. Miami isn’t crying about it and landed a blind-side anchor for next 10 years. For FFBers, RB Kenyan Drake is a sub-package performer. WR Leonte Carroo has NFL chops but is blocked by Jarvis Landry.
1.13 OL Laremy Tunsil, Mississippi 2.07 DB Xavien Howard, Baylor 3.10 RB Kenyan Drake, Alabama 3.23 WR Leonte Carroo, Rutgers 6.11 WR Jakeem Grant, Texas Tech 6.29 DB Jordan Lucas, Penn State 7.02 QB Brandon Doughty, Western Kentucky 7.10 TE Thomas Duarte, UCLA
MINNESOTA VIKINGS Lequon Treadwell is JUST what the football doctors ordered for Teddy B. R-E-D-Z-O-N-E! And let’s remember the Vikes go back under a roof this year; late season blossoming ahead in ideal conditions for the pass game. The big German receiver? If Cordarrelle Patterson struggled to adjust...just sayin’!
1.23 WR Laquon Treadwell, Mississippi 2.23 DB Mackensie Alexander, Clemson 4.23 OL Willie Beavers, Western Michigan 5.23 LB Kentrell Brothers, Missouri 6.05 WR Moritz Boehringer, GERMANY 6.13 TE David Morgan, Texas-San Antonio 7.06 LB Stephen Weatherly, Vanderbilt 7.23 DB Jayron Kearse, Clemson
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS OK; no 1st rounder... so what! Coach Bill deals in “football” players, not stock values. Nifty FFB potential for this year with polished rook WR Malcolm Mitchell. Who’s his competition? Edelman and ...
1.29 Forfeited: Deflategate 2.29 DB Cyrus Jones, Alabama 3.15 OL Joe Thuney, North Carolina State 3.29 QB Jacoby Brissett, North Carolina State 3.34 DL Vincent Valentine, Nebraska- compensatory selection 4.14 WR Malcolm Mitchell, Georgia 6.33 LB Kamu Grugier-Hall, Eastern Illinois- compensatory selection 6.39 LB Elandon Roberts, Houston- compensatory selection 6.46 OL Ted Karras, Illinois- compensatory selection 7.04 WR Devin Lucien, Arizona State
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS I guess WR Michael Thomas is good, but I’m not on the same bandwagon as most. That Danny Lasco roll-o-the-dice is interesting.
1.12 DL Sheldon Rankins, Louisville 2.16 WR Michael Thomas, Ohio State 2.30 DB Vonn Bell, Ohio State 4.22 DL David Onyemata, Manitoba Canada 7.16 RB Daniel Lasco, California
NEW YORK GIANTS WOW! Giants blast it by adding playmaking WR Sterling Shepard alongside Odell Beckham. Big Blue’s air attack already scarier than 2015. Shepard is a day-one go. This is one fanballers are going to enjoy real soon.
1.10 DB Eli Apple, Ohio State 2.09 WR Sterling Shepard, Oklahoma 3.08 DB Darian Thompson, Boise State 4.11 LB B.J. Goodson, Clemson 5.10 RB Paul Perkins, UCLA 6.09 TE Jerell Adams, South Carolina
NEW YORK JETS Now if NYJ has no confidence in either Geno Smith or Bryce Petty, tell me what the attraction is about Christian Hackenberg? Geno throws picks? Uhhhh, Hackenberg? Petty isn’t pro-ready yet? Uhhh, Hackenberg? Really? Nice 7th round take on WR Charone Peake, but a couple of guys named Marshall and Decker are not going anywhere.
1.20 LB Darron Lee, Ohio State 2.20 QB Christian Hackenberg, Penn State 3.20 LB Jordan Jenkins, Georgia 4.20 DB Juston Burris North Carolina State 5.21 OL Brandon Shell, South Carolina 7.14 P Lac Edwards, Sam Houston State 7.20 WR Charone Peake, Clemson
OAKLAND RAIDERS Raiders are set to explode on both sides of the football. Forget the round RB DeAndre Washington was taken; he’s top-shelf goods. Starter Latavius Murray didn’t exactly run away with the job last year, did he? Oh, new FFB “D” to be had; Silver-n-Black!
1.14 DB Karl Joseph, West Virginia 2.13 DL Jihad Ward, Illinois 3.12 DL Shilique Calhoun, Michigan State 4.02 QB Connor Cook, Michigan State 5.04 RB DeAndre Washington, Texas Tech 6.19 LB Cory James, Colorado State 7.13 OL Vadal Alexander, Louisiana State
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES Philly’s draft didn’t bring anything that will stoke the fires of fanballers this year, so don’t jump the gun on QB Carson Wentz unless you play dynasty. RB Wendell Smallwood is RBBC material.
1.02 QB Carson Wentz, North Dakota State 3.16 OL Isaac Seumalo, Oregon State 5.14 RB Wendell Smallwood, West Virginia 5.27 OL Halapoulivaati Vaitai, Texas Christian 6.21 DB Blake Countess, Auburn 7.12 DB Jalen Mills, Louisiana State 7.19 DL Alex McCalister, Florida 7.30 LB Joe Walker, Oregon
PITTSBURGH STEELERS “D” and the secondary was the path for PIT this draft. Last year’s talent grab will bear fruit this year as WR Sammie Coates jumps into the Martavis Bryant snaps. Nuttin’ wrong with that!
1.25 DB Artie Burns, Miami 2.27 DB Sean Davis, Maryland 3.26 DL Javon Hargrave, South Carolina State 4.25 OL Jerald Hawkins, Louisiana State 6.45 LB Travis Feeney, Washington- compensatory selection 7.08 WR DeMarcus Ayers, Houston 7.25 LB Tyler Matakevich, Temple
SAN DIEGO CHARGERS O-line was job 1A; D-line 1B. Bolts addressed the B part with Joey Bosa. QB Phil Rivers is already feeling the burn from the inevitable pass rush.
1.03 DL Joey Bosa, Ohio State 2.04 TE Hunter Henry, Arkansas 3.03 OL Max Tuerk, Southern California 4.04 LB Joshua Perry, Ohio State 5.38 LB Jatavis Brown, Akron- compensatory selection 6.04 P Drew Kaser, Texas A&M 6.23 RB Derek Watt, Wisconsin from Vikings 7.03 OL Donavon Clark, Michigan State
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS Nice weaving of talent on both sides of the line of scrimmage. RB CJ Prosise has the pass-catching chops other ‘Hawks RBs don’t, so some pass-downs may be his. Blocking isn’t exactly his, however. RB Alex Collins falls into the “just right” scheme for his type of ground gainer. The fact that SEA spent 2 picks on higher profile RBs throws mud in the Seahawk FFB backfield options.
1.32 OL Germain Ifedi, Texas A&M 2.18 DL Jarran Reed, Alabama 3.27 RB C.J. Prosise, Notre Dame 3.32 TE Nick Vannett, Ohio State 3.35 OL Rees Odhiambo, Boise State- compensatory selection 5.08 DL Quinton Jefferson, Maryland 5.34 RB Alex Collins, Arkansas- compensatory selection 6.40 OL Joey Hunt, Texas Christian- compensatory selection 7.22 WR Kenny Lawler, California 7.26 RB Zac Brooks, Clemson
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS Kind of a “what was that?” draft by SF. Sneaky good grab in the 6th with QB Jeff Driskel. No lie, he’s not far behind any of the 49er QBs right now. DL DeForest Buckner is an IDP “get”, especially if he’s labeled at DE.
1.07 DL DeForest Buckner, Oregon 1.28 OL Joshua Garnett, Stanford 3.05 DB Will Redmond, Mississippi State 4.35 DB Rashard Robinson, Louisiana State- compensatory selection 5.03 DL Ronald Blair, Appalachian State 5.06 OL John Theus, Georgia 5.37 OL Fahn Cooper, Mississippi- compensatory selection 6.32 QB Jeff Driskel, Louisiana Tech 6.36 RB Kelvin Taylor, Florida- compensatory selection 6.38 WR Aaron Burbridge, Michigan State- compensatory selection 7.28 DB Prince Charles Iworah, Western Kentucky
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS Unless you are a fantasy fanatic about kickers, nothing to see here on offense. This was all about getting the D righted.
1.11 DB Vernon Hargreaves, Florida 2.08 DL Noah Spence, Eastern Kentucky 2.28 K Roberto Aguayo, Florida State 4.10 DB Ryan Smith, North Carolina Central 5.09 OL Caleb Benenoch, UCLA 6.08 LB Devante Bond, Oklahoma 6.22 RB Dan Vitale, Northwestern
TENNESSEE TITANS Oh, how the gears continue to grind on RB DeMarco Murray. Bet you could hear a pin drop in the Murray household when the Titans sent in the Derrick Henry card. Murray says he good with the move; we’ll see. Whoever is lugging the rock, the TEN O-line is looking good.
1.08 OL Jack Conklin, Michigan State 2.02 DL Kevin Dodd, Clemson 2.12 DL Austin Johnson, Penn State 2.14 RB Derrick Henry, Alabama 3.01 DB Kevin Byard, Middle Tennessee State 5.01 WR Tajae Sharpe, Massachusetts 5.20 DB LeShaun Sims, Southern Utah 6.18 OL Sebastian Tretola, Arkansas 7.01 LB Aaron Wallace, UCLA 7.32 DB Kalan Reed, Southern Mississippi
WASHINGTON REDSKINS Loooove the Josh Doctson addition! Applicable game speed, astute route runner, size (that was missing), hands... I see you Kirk Cousins. Doctson is a master slant router and Cousins fires that play with precision. Matt Jones is the lead dawg on the ground, and then...? Savvy selection of Georgia flashy RB Keith Marshall. OK, Marshall can’t take the pounding (can Jones?), but slip into a few key snaps a game spelling Jones, he’s solid. Did I tell ya I love the Doctson pick?
1.22 WR Josh Doctson, Texas Christian 2.22 LB Su'a Cravens, Southern California 3.21 DB Kendall Fuller, Virginia Tech 5.13 DL Matthew Ioannidis, Temple 6.12 QB Nate Sudfeld, Indiana 7.11 LB Steven Daniels, Boston College 7.21 RB Keith Marshall, Georgia
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