Archive for August, 2018

  1. New York Jets – Ed Oliver, Houston DT – The Jets run a three down linemen set or Nick Bosa would be the pick here. Oliver is stout against the run and an elite interior pass rusher. If there is a coaching change and the defense switches to four down linemen expect Nick Bosa to go here.
  2. Arizona Cardinals – Nick Bosa, OSU DE – Bosa had sixteen stops for a loss in his stellar rookie campaign. Cards head coach is a defensive guru but even if he wasn’t you don’t pass on Nick Bosa assuming Nick is healthy. Bosa can help the Cardinals fill the void left by Demi-God DE Calais Campbell.
  3. Oakland Raiders – Clelin Ferrell, Clemson DE – Jon Gruden had a beast on defense when he won a Superbowl with Tampa Bay, Khalil Mack is no sure thing for the Raiders’ future and Ferrell has already proven his worth as an elite pass rusher.
  4. Buffalo Bills – Rashan Gary, Michigan DE – The Bills traded away DT Marcell Dareus with no obvious replacement. The Bills need all sorts of help on offense, pretty much at every position. Gary can fill in on the edge or at defensive tackle with elite size and production.
  5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Drew Lock, Mizzou QB – Tampa Bay has never signed a QB they’ve drafted to a second contract. They can choose between paying Jameis Winston exorbitant sums of money with future potential off field issues or start fresh with the taller version of Baker Mayfield.
  6. Cincinnati Bengals – Greg Little, Ole Miss OT – Cordy Glenn has an out after this season so if he’s not playing at a seven and a half million dollar level they can dump him and draft his replacement. Even if they keep Cordy, Greg can start at right tackle in the mean time.
  7. Seattle Seahawks – DeAndre Baker, Georgia CB – Baker would have been a first round pick if he would have come out in 2018. I don’t envision Pete Carroll will still be with this franchise when they draft in 2019, regardless Baker represents the draft’s top corner who Seattle will be searching for.
  8. New York Giants – Justin Herbert, Oregon QB – The Giants don’t have their future QB on the roster. Herbert possesses ideal height, size, arm strength, and accuracy that old school football gms like Dave Gettlemen prioritize.
  9. Cleveland Browns – Dexter Lawrence, Clemson DT – The Browns traded away Danny Shelton and have been struggling to fill the void at defensive tackle. Lawrence is the core of an elite defensive line at Clemson and should be able to contribute immediately.
  10. The Jacksonville Badguars – Josh Allen, LB Kentucky – Jacksonville’s defense is elite, but they won’t be able to pay all those players forever. Allen is a highly versatile defender who can rush the passer or play the run if needed. They Jaguars won’t draft a QB here because they enjoy losing.

Dave’s mini-rants:

  • Donald Trump surely has something better to do with his time than to petition ESPN to air the pregame anthem. I’m a conservative and I’m saying this.
  • Ohio State should just fire Urban Meyer. I’m sure guys have done worse stuff and kept their jobs, but there are tons of excellent coaching candidates and retaining Meyer makes Ohio State fans feel dirty. Fans should be able to watch football and not feel dirty.
  • Unless Jon Gruden has some true Gruden Magic up his sleeve, the Raiders should be calling NFC teams to ship away Khalil Mack far away for high draft picks (Packers, Redskins)
  • I will never stop rooting for Raiders UDFA hopeful Chris Warren III as he continues to tear up the preseason
  • Jacksonville is overrated and they won’t go back to the playoffs. If they don’t replace Blake Bortles their head coach gets fired.