New 2017 NFL mock draft: 27th October

October 27th, 2016 | Written by Rob Staton

1. Browns 0-7 — Leonard Fournette (RB, LSU)
2. 49ers 1-6 — Myles Garrett (EDGE, Texas A&M)
3. Bears 1-6 — Jabril Peppers (S, Michigan)
4. Panthers 1-5 — Jonathan Allen (DE, Alabama)
5. Jets 2-5 — Tim Williams (EDGE, Alabama)
6. Jaguars 2-4 — Malik Hooker (S, Ohio State)
7. Saints 2-4 — Marlon Humphrey (CB, Alabama)
8. Ravens 3-4 — Reuben Foster (LB, Alabama)
9. Colts 3-4 — Dalvin Cook (RB, Florida State)
10. Titans 3-4 — Jamal Adams (S, LSU)
11. Dolphins 3-4 — Justin Evans (S, Texas A&M)
12. Titans via Rams 3-4 — O.J. Howard (TE, Alabama)
13. Bengals 3-4 — Dawuane Smoot (EDGE, Illinois)
14. Chargers 3-4 — Cam Sutton (CB, Tennessee)
15. Cardinals 3-3-1 — Tre’Davious White (CB, LSU)
16. Buccaneers 3-3 — Derek Barnett (DE, Tennessee)
17. Bills 4-3 — Malik McDowell (DE, Michigan State)
18. Lions 4-3 — Marshon Lattimore (CB, Ohio State)
19. Redskins 4-3 — Christian McCaffrey (RB, Stanford)
20. Falcons 4-3 — Jarrad Davis (LB, Florida)
21. Steelers 4-3 — DeShaun Watson (QB, Clemson)
22. Texans 4-3 — Jalen Tabor (CB, Florida)
23. Giants 4-3 — Azeem Victor (LB, Washington)
24. Browns via Eagles 4-2 — Mitch Trubisky (QB, North Carolina)
25. Chiefs 4-2 — Alex Anzalone (LB, Florida)
26. Packers 4-2 — Carl Lawson (EDGE, Auburn)
27. Broncos 5-2 — Evan Engram (TE, Ole Miss)
28. Raiders 5-2 — John Ross (WR, Washington)
29. Seahawks 4-1-1 — Dion Dawkins (T, Temple)
30. Cowboys 5-1 — Demarcus Walker (DE, Florida State)
31. Eagles via Vikings 5-1 — Marcus Maye (S, Florida)
32. Patriots 6-1 — Budda Baker (S, Washington)

Notes

— Mitch Trubisky is the best draft eligible quarterback in terms of 2016 performance so far. He is poised, accurate and has shown a clear ability to progress through reads and make good decisions. His arm strength is good and can get better (he has the frame to add muscle) and he’s mobile enough to extend plays. Aside from one game in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew he is avoiding turnovers and he’s led his team to several impressive late wins. He could go a lot higher than this.

— Deshone Kizer needs time on the field, in college. He has a chance to be a future #1 overall pick but he isn’t there yet. Returning to play for Notre Dame next year could be the best thing for his career.

— Running backs are not a trendy #1 overall pick and yes, you can find productive runners in the later rounds or UDFA. Every team is going to get a certain level of production at the position. A 1000-yard rusher only needs 62.5 YPG to get to that mark. The difference between a guy who gets stats and someone like Fournette is — an opponent has to gameplan for Fournette ever week. He’s drawing attention at the LOS on every snap, creating opportunities elsewhere. And even with all of this attention — he’s still going to hurt you (physically and in the stat column). He is the Bo Jackson of his generation. He is Julio Jones at running back. He is truly a generational talent and will provide an offensive identity for the team that drafts him. He’s a superstar, let’s not overthink this. He is that good.

— The Seahawks pick came down to three players:

Nick Chubb (RB, Georgia)
I wrote about Chubb last week and how he matches Seattle’s recent draft history. He is a Christine Michael-level athlete with the toughness and physicality Seattle has lacked at the position at times this year. Quite frankly — he is on a different level athletically to even Fournette and Dalvin Cook. For more on Chubb, click here. The big test will be whether he has retained that high level of explosive athleticism after suffering a serious knee injury a year ago. If he gets anywhere close he could be an early round target for Seattle, either in round one or after a move down into round two.

Demarcus Walker (DE, Florida State)
I suspect the Seahawks would love to add one more inside/out pass rusher. A player comfortable playing DE in base and kicking inside on third/passing downs. Walker is ideally sized for this role at around 280lbs and he showed vs Louisville his ability to set the edge and contain even Lamar Jackson. His ability to hand fight, get off blocks, win with technique (rip/swim) and explode to the QB is impressive and he has nine sacks in 2016 so far. That said — his motor runs hot and cold and that isn’t a habit the Seahawks have entertained under Carroll and Schneider. When he’s ‘on it’ he’s a really intriguing prospect.

Dion Dawkins (T, Temple)
I wanted to check out Dawkins after a recommendation by regular contributors Volume 12 and Kenny Sloth. I had that opportunity in the last 24 hours watching three games. I came away really impressed. He does an excellent job keeping defenders in front of him — he’ll use his length to contain and his footwork is good enough to get into position and plant. On a couple of occasions vs Notre Dame the DE would fake an outside rush and dip inside — but Dawkins recovered well and didn’t give up the inside pressure. He’s tough in the run game and seems to have a power element to his play. He doesn’t do much progressing to the second level but he’s a very consistent, good left tackle and in this mediocre year for OT’s — that could get him into round one. His combine testing will be important (they’re not taking a middling athlete especially at tackle). The league let an athletic monster drop to #31 this year (Ifedi) so it’s not out of the question he could last with a good performance. The Seahawks have scouted Temple this year too:

111 Responses to “New 2017 NFL mock draft: 27th October”

  1. Nick says:

    God, this is the best Seahawks blog. Thanks so much for your work, Rob.

      • Volume12 says:

        It’s the only blog. For me at least.

        I think Rob’s built one hell of a community and I’m very thankful to be able to be a part of it and allowed to post so much.

        I tell him this all the time, but ya gotta be blown away by a guy who works for the BBBC, does ‘Football Heaven,’ has a family that’s growing, and then puts out high quality, insightful, optimistic content every day? There’s just no competition when it comes to Seahawks and draft discussion.

        This blog is str8 ?!

  2. Volume12 says:

    Thanks Rob!

    Kenny our boy got some love!

    • Volume12 says:

      They also scouted the Temple vs Penn St game too. Just a heads up.

    • Kenny Sloth says:

      I liked him better in the third round, I would rather take a pass rusher in the forst, but I’m not sold on Demarcus Walker perhaps only because I haven’t done any in depth stuff beyond what Rob has shown in posts.

      Really need to find some interviews. See if he’s got any personality.

      • C-Dog says:

        If he ticks the athletic boxes, and is still available in R1, I think it would be hard to pass on him given the need to OT. That said, if this be the case, he’d probably be ticking the boxes on teams ahead of Seattle’s pick looking for OT, as well, in a draft that is light on OT.

      • Volume12 says:

        The guy who calls his play style ‘Black Mamba Mode?’

        When they had a bye week last weekend, instead of sitting around, Walker helped clean up neighborhoods that were affected by Hurricane Matthew.

        I don’t take anything away from D-lineman that take a few snaps off in today’s game. With the pace of the game, # of reps/downs they play. These big hoys have a hard time.

  3. Aaron says:

    The current draft order is starting to look more realistic. The Panthers@4 is a pick that seems misplaced to me.

    Now about that pick. Wondering where he would fit on that line. The panthers have Star Lotulelei & Kawann Short both on contract until 2017 & 2018, respectively. Assuming the panthers keep both, where does Allen play? A role similar to the Red Bryant era in Seattle? That is a big line.

    • Volume12 says:

      They like a big D-line. He’d replace Charles ‘$’ Johnson ideally.

      Jonathan Allen might be the safest prospect in the entire draft. Ceiling is Michael Bennett esque. Floor is Cam Heyward.

      • Aaron says:

        Charles seems like such a value to me though. He resigned for scrap money last off-season. Maybe he is different after his 2015 injury.

        • Volume12 says:

          Their GM Dave Cattleman loves big D-lineman.

          8-9 guys is typical for D-lines that run a 4-3 as you know.

          DE’s- Charles Johnson, Jonathan Allen, Kony Ealy, Mario Addison
          DT’s- Star Lotulelei, Kawann Short, Vernon Butler

          W/O Allen, that’s only 6 players that are more than ‘JAGs.’

          • Aaron says:

            Quite a few SDB highlights in there from over the years. Short/Ealy especially, think Rob might have made a specific piece about each?

        • vrtkolman says:

          I’ve been following them quite a bit (I loved watching them play last year… this year not so much), and CJ is essentially washed up at this point. Their other end Kony Ealy has been a huge disappointment as well. Basically teams are doubling up on KK Short and Star, and the ends can’t create any sort of disruption. It’s a big reason why their defense has fallen off a cliff this year.

      • DavidM2 says:

        Safest prospect in the draft & picking at #4 hmm remind you of anyone, Aaron Curry maybe? Just making a pun hopefully at the expense of the Panthers V-12 not criticizing your assessment of Allen. I too think he will be an amazing pick.

        • Volume12 says:

          All good. No offense taken. I totally get where your coming from.

          I wanted Clay Matthews so bad that year.

          • HI Hawk says:

            After trading away Julius Peterson (supposedly due to big contracts at LB for Hill and Tatupu), I sure as heck didn’t want to just replace him with an expensive and inexperienced version. That’s what he felt like from the pre-draft hype on through his rookie season to me. I wanted Eugene Monroe, and my backup plan (had he been drafted 1-3) was Michael Crabtree.

    • Rob Staton says:

      Kawann Short is actually out of contract at the end of the season.

  4. AlaskaHawk says:

    Its hard for me to believe that Cleveland won’t use this opportunity to ruin another quarterback. But if they don’t want to do that — Fournette would be a good first choice. I wonder if they will trade down this year and try to accumulate more picks? They could trade down twice and still be in the 10-15 range with two extra draft picks. Might be worth it.

    Nice pick on Dion Dawkins guys, but now I’ll worry that he will get taken early as we usually end up with the 5th or 6th tackle taken in the first round. Even on a slow/bad year, I can’t imagine how the Seahawks would get the first tackle off the board.

  5. cha says:

    “4. Panthers 1-5 — Jonathan Allen (DE, Alabama)”

    Can I just enjoy the schadenfreude of this pick for a minute? After years of investing in the DL a Safety is leading the team in sacks. With 2. 2 sacks.

    A safety is the Panthers’ leading sacker with 2.

  6. Aaron says:

    49ers release Ian Williams.

    Hope Chip follows suit as a former Eagle. Swoop right in, cut/trade anything that has value, then disappear into the CFB night.

  7. vrtkolman says:

    I love this draft for Cleveland. Fournette could rejuvenate the entire fanbase, a la LeBron and the Cavs. If they land him and a solid QB, Hue Jackson is going to thrive. I hope they don’t trade down (which is a big possibility with their front office).

    • HI Hawk says:

      I doubt Cleveland drafts a “generational RB” at #1 this soon after Trent Richardson burned them. Trading down for additional picks would make a lot more sense, so they can build a competitive roster. I think Minnesota and Seattle as they are now, are good examples of what it takes to build a good roster. Big-time RBs don’t impact the W/L column a whole lot as evidenced by Lynch’s retirement and Peterson’s injury.

      Instead, what if they could come out of the draft with Budda Baker, Rueben Foster, and Demarcus Walker? Rebuild the defense, and expect another high pick next year to address the offense – specifically QB.

      • Rob Staton says:

        If they let Richardson influence their decision on Fournette, they’ll be making a huge mistake.

        • Andrew Gettman says:

          Agreed. Different front office, different priorities. That all being said, I would be shocked to see them take Fournette given how they managed the 2016 draft. If they stay in talent accumulation mode, they will most likely either draft a QB or trade down. It’s all about the value proposition. Some team will fall in love with a Goff/Winston/Bortles type of QB and will pay through the nose to get him. The Browns will either take that QB for themselves or move down for the good of the team.

          • Rob Staton says:

            On the contrary I think what we learned from the 2016 Cleveland draft class is they value stats. They basically picked anyone who produced in college.

            • Andrew Gettman says:

              They value stats, yes, but they moved back for value (twice) and then drafted stats.

              • Rob Staton says:

                They would’ve struggled to move back without the QB Wentz sitting at #2 — can’t imagine anyone giving up picks to move up for this collection of QB’s.

  8. Ground_Hawk says:

    I had to pause while reading, so that I could comment on Rob’s statement regarding Fournette: “he is the Bo Jackson of his generation.” What a compliment. I had a Bo Jackson poster as a kid, and he in my opinion is one of the best athletes to ever play in American sports history. Rob, I think you have a gift for talent evaluation, so when you say that I believe that you’re serious. If Fournette is that talented then whoever picks him will be a playoff contender. Thanks for your work man!

    • Volume12 says:

      He is the best athlete to ever play IMO. Some of the things he was rumored to do are unreal.

      I believe he was unofficially timed as a 4.3 runner.

      • Ishmael says:

        He was unofficially timed as a 4.12 or 4.13 from memory, which seems more myth than anything, although I think Bo has said it was electronic. Regardless, Fournette simply isn’t the same class of athlete as Jackson, which I’m sure Rob would acknowledge. The Julio Jones of running backs comparison rings truer to me.

        Bo Jackson was a true God’s Own type of creation, once in a lifetime as opposed to once in a generation.

        • Rob Staton says:

          I think that’s fair. Bo was unique. Fournette might be the closest we ever see to him though.

        • LordSnow says:

          What blew me away was how the raiders got him, by just using a late rounder after he chose baseball “just in case” and they got a few dominating years out of him. No one was thinking sanely in that draft except for darth vader al davis.

          What is funny is his most famous football play was the Bosworth into the endzone tackle which actually was a great tackle by Bosworth but Bo was Bo, and Bosworth got the bust label after that play.

  9. Volume12 says:

    Hmmm…who impressed Seattle enough from Cal last week that they’d be scouting them again back to back?

    2nd time they’ve scouted USC too.

    • Aaron says:

      Cal

      Damariay DrewInjured SS California rSr 5-11 202
      Chris Borrayo OG California Sr 6-3 310
      Steven Moore OT California rSr 6-5 305
      Bradley Northnagel LS California rSr 6-3 240
      DeVante Wilson DE California Sr 6-5 265
      Antoine Albert CB California Sr 6-0 185

      Chris Borrayo would be my best guess. No tape on draftbreakdown.

      • Aaron says:

        Just watched RT #64 Steven Moore’s 2015 game vs. the Ducks. Not the best judge for OT but I’d say he is below average in pass protection, average on run blocking. Only real positive I saw is he can get to the second level.

        • Volume12 says:

          USC OT Chad Wheeler is one of the best ZB OT’s I’ve seen so far.

          Injuries are a concern and will knock him down the board. Could be great value on day 3 or so if a guy like Temple OT Dion Dawkins is off the board, who I do believe Seattle likes a lot.

  10. Trevor says:

    I really think this will be Gus Bradley’s last game as HC of the Jags. Lost of young talent but that team is a mess. Too bad really as he seemed like a good guy when he was in SEA.

    • HawkFan907 says:

      Same. Some guys are coordinators and not coaches. They have so much talent down there, it is a shame to see it go to waste.

    • Ishmael says:

      They make me sad. A lot of exciting young players, and Bradley is a fantastic dude by all accounts, but it is just so not working out over there. I genuinely believe a top coach like Carroll, Belichick, Zimmer, or similar would have had them in the playoffs this season.

  11. HawkFan907 says:

    Great post Rob, keep them coming. The Browns would be set for years if this were the case. Fournette may be the best college football player I have ever seen. There have been great ones, but he is in a class of his own. I love the pick to the Redskins as well. What a compliment to Matt Jones, and he would win most of the snaps later in the year.

    Vol knows how to find prospects man, props to him. One he referenced to me in a comment a few weeks back was Taco Charlton out of Michigan. My preference would be to draft an inside/outside DT/DE as you mentioned, and I do love Charlton. He could rise as Michigan keeps winning and he keeps getting more air time.

    I don’t know if there are any other blogs out there who discuss prospects like this. It gives more meaning to watching football on Saturdays.

    • C-Dog says:

      Love Taco Charlton as a prospect.

      • Volume12 says:

        Please keep an eye on UCLA’s EDGE Takkarist ‘Takk’ McKinley- 6’2-6’3, 265 lbs.

        He’s strong, understands leverage, explosive 1st step, great sense of when to use certain moves, he creates so much chaos and disruption.

        UCLA played him at 3-tech last year and he struggled. This kid is so raw, but man is he a freak! Right now he’s winning on pure athleticism, toughness, and grit. This dude’s motor never stops. He’s one of those guys that just has ‘it.’

        Amazing backstory too. Incredibly ‘Seahawky’.’ He left bacon and Mayo sandwiches next to Kenny Clark’s locker to try and lure him back to UCLA for this year.

        From Oakland, CA. Is a former JUCO guy (Contra Costa), his biological mom walked out on him when he was 5, went 12 years w/o seeing her and doesn’t talk to her anymore. Has no idea who his dad is. Went to Mississippi in 2012 to met a guy that was rumored to be his father, but a paternity test proved it wasn’t. Was raised by his Aunt and Grandmother. His Grandma passed away in 2011 and he promised her he would get to a division 1 school and the NFL before she died. Was a troubled teen and dealt with anger issues.

        Models his game after Greg Hardy and Aldon Smith. Was the MVP of UCLA’s spring training and was rumored to run a mid 4.5 40.

    • Rob Staton says:

      Thanks man, the community makes this blog awesome to write. So many knowledgeable contributors.

  12. Trevor says:

    Derrick Henry really is a size / speed freak!

    • Ishmael says:

      Was just thinking that watching him today. Sometimes we, and the NFL, overthink it as a scouting community. I’m Australian, and grew up watching Australian football, and one of the big maxims there is that a good big man is always better than a good little man.

      I think we’re seeing a bit of that with Derrick Henry. Who cares if he doesn’t have the hips of Percy Harvin or Devontae Freeman, he’s a monster we won’t see the like of for another decade.

  13. teejmo says:

    Jerod Evans is a pretty interesting QB out of Virginia Tech. First year starter, coming out of juco. He’s a big guy with good mobility.

  14. rowdy says:

    With the state of the steelers why do you them picking a qb? Seems odd with big Ben and a number of other needs.

    • RealRhino2 says:

      Agree. I know Ben is dinged up a little every year, but they probably feel like they’ve got a few more years and are in a window. Budda Baker feels like the kind of guy they might like at that spot, if things were to fall they way they do in Rob’s mock.

    • Ishmael says:

      He’s getting old, is good to miss at least three-four games a year through injury, and Landry Jones is dreadful. It’d be a good year for them to pick a talented kid to sit for a year or two, but is good enough to step in and get them a win if he has to.

    • Rob Staton says:

      Big Ben is 35 in March and gets nicked up every year. Last season he talked openly about retiring because he was worried about his health. Landry Jones is a FA and Pittsburgh seem like the type of clever franchise to plan ahead IMO.

  15. CharlieTheUnicorn says:

    This is a hypothetical.. and in no way do I think this will happen.

    If you were the Seahawks and could trade 3 #1 picks (roughly) to the Browns to get Fournette …
    would you and should you?

    • Kyle says:

      id like to hear what rob and v12 think about this. but in my opinion it wouldn’t be 3 number 1’s. I bet they would trade two 1’s two 2’s and maybe some 4-5 round picks to get him from them.

    • C-Dog says:

      Nope. I wouldn’t. He’s a great player, but that’s too much draft capital.

    • Rob Staton says:

      I would seriously consider moving up for Fournette but not for three R1 picks. I’d consider a package including two R1’s.

      • HI Hawk says:

        I think standing pat for Nick Chubb, and pairing him with Thomas Rawls is a better play. Prosise is an explosive athlete, that we know, and he will be a very good receiver out of the backfield. Hopefully he and Rawls shake off early career injury issues, especially if neither is relied upon for more than 10 touches a game. Chubb does everything well and his balance is absurd, dare I say Marshawn-like.

    • LordSnow says:

      Only for an Andrew Luck coming in would I consider 3 #1’s. One injury and you lose 3 years of top draft capital.

    • Andrew Gettman says:

      Ok, let’s say we did trade 3 #1s. Let’s also say they were in the 20-32 range.

      Looking back at the 2010 to 2014 drafts (5 years of data), the odds of getting a superstar player in that range hover somewhere in the low 10% range, with Deandre Hopkins, Muhammed Wilkerson, Demaryius Thomas, Chandler Jones and Dez Bryant being the picks of the litter.

      The odds of getting a Pro Bowl caliber talent is about 20% with Alec Ogletree, Deone Bucannon, the other Trufant and Doug Martin being some interesting names.

      The odds of getting a decent player are somewhere in the range of 40% depending on how you feel about Nick Perry, Adrian Clayborn, James Carpenter or Dee Ford.

      That leaves us with 30%(!) remaining for poop. I am not kidding, it is not pretty when you put a team together with Tebow, Weeden, Manziel, Easley, Werner, Patterson, Elam and Jenkins.

      So, with 3 first round picks, Seattle could reasonably expect to draft an Alec Ogletree (with Chandler Jones as the upside), a James Carpenter and a Matt Elam. Even with the high upside, it would be hard not to bite the bullet and make that trade. Now, Seattle does draft well, but when generational talent is available they have been willing to aggressively move heaven and earth for it.

      • Tien says:

        Interesting point & metrics, Andrew. Fournette would be amazing on our team and the biggest downside I see in your argument is if Fournette suffers a freak injury and we don’t have him for a year and of course not having the picks to try to replace his production. I lean towards keep our picks and draft BPA but if they were to make a blockbuster trade to move up and get him, I wouldn’t be disappointed…but would be crossing my fingers big time!

  16. Ralphy says:

    All season long I’ve been telling my buddies to pay attention to Azeem Victor because he screams Seahawk to me. Of course you now have him going before the Hawks pick so maybe they won’t even have a shot at him. I sure do love how he plays though. Very Seahawky!

    • Rob Staton says:

      Azeem Victor is an animal. Ideal Seahawk if he tests as well as you’d expect. Great attitude. Not convinced LB would be a big need but would be cool to see him in Seattle.

      • Ralphy says:

        I was wondering if he could possibly be a Chancelor replacement?

        • Rob Staton says:

          Would prefer him at LB. He’s listed at 230lbs which is 5lbs bigger than Kam — but I think Kam is kind of maxed out size wise while Victor probably has some growing to do.

          • HI Hawk says:

            Kam is over 230 lbs – I don’t care what they list him as, he is at least 235, probably closer to 240. Kelcie McCray is 220, so is Shead. Neither of them look nearly as big as Kam.

        • sdcoug says:

          Keep an eye on wsu’s Shalom Luani as a chancellor replacement / Deone Buchanon mold. Was a FS last year, and is playing SS this season in a similar SS/LB role. Kid can hit, run, flash into the backfield and really cover. Real playmaker. V12 noted JS was scouting the cougs too, and was on their sideline at the Wsu/asu game

    • C-Dog says:

      I would love seeing Victor in Seahawks blue on Sundays. Huge fan.

  17. LordSnow says:

    Damn. Kam probably out again.

    • DLep says:

      Saw that. I wonder how this situation is going to play out long term. After this season, he will have one year left on his deal and we know from last year he has some issues w the current contract. But given that he has missed multiple games now the last two seasons I have to question how much leverage he really has. Does anyone think he would attempt to hold next season? I know the Hawks like to re up guys w they have one year left but if Kam increases his contract demands I have to question whether the front office will really be receptive to that.

      • Volume12 says:

        He lost his leverage and they have a cheap fill-in behind him that hasn’t cost them any games in McCray, unlike last year with Dion Bailey who was actually hurting the defense.

        I think they’ll grab a big safety this year. If ever there was a year to do it, it’s 2017.

        PC will always have time and a soft spot for Kam, but he’s probably not going to get mega bucks.

        • LordSnow says:

          Clayton this morning compared him to Bob Sanders and his body breaking down from playing style and age. Finding his eventual draft replacement is probably a good topic for discussion at some point.

          • Rob Staton says:

            They might already have his replacement. McCray is playing well.

            • Trevor says:

              I agree completely Rob what a pleasant surprise Mcray has been and he will only get better with playing time.

              I have come around to your way of thinking about Chancellor I don’t think the Hawks will ever cut or trade him. He is just too much a presence with that group of players and Pete seems about as loyal as you can possibly be in the cut throat NFL.

              He does seem to be breaking down though an dif the injuries keep mounting I just don’t see a big deal in the cards for him.

              My favorite player you have highlighted so far is Fournette obviously but Malik Hooker is a very close second. Any chance he could fall in a range where he might be available to the Hawks or is that fantasy land? Can you imagine the range he and Earl Could cover on the back end.

        • HawkFan907 says:

          I agree, great year for safeties. If only we good package some players for picks…

  18. austin slater says:

    Great stuff as usual Rob. Loved seeing Ross getting some first round love and 3 Huskies overall.

  19. LordSnow says:

    Now it is rumored Michael Bennett is out for this upcoming game.

  20. Trevor says:

    I am just getting started digging into this years draft class and is it just me or does this class seem absolutely loaded at every position except QB and OT?

    Rob, Vol and the rest of the group what are your thoughts on the Tackle out of Wisconsin Ryan Ramczyk. Seems really solid technically but I doubt he is explosive or athletic enough to pass the TEF at least on initial viewing. Would love to hear peoples thoughts. The Kid from Temple is definitely a guy to keep an eye on.

    • Rob Staton says:

      Wasn’t blown away by Ramczyk. Thought he had a guard frame.

    • Volume12 says:

      I like him, but I don’t think he’ll declare, nor do I think he should.

      I also think your setting the fan base and your followers up for disappointment when you say things like… ‘So 2017 draft, Ramcyzk or bust?’ as you know who has proclaimed.

  21. Trevor says:

    No Kam and No Bennett against a strong NO offense on the Road coming off a 100 snap previous week.

    An offense with a guy at LT who has not started a game since Pee Wee football and a banged up Wilson.

    This could be interesting on Sunday. This is going to be a much much bigger test than initially thought. If they can pull this out then this teams guts and mental toughness is unparalleled in the league.

  22. nichansen01 says:

    In that situation, I would take Demarcus Walker. Bennet is struggling with injuries more and more, and Clark and Jefferson both seem to be fragile as well. We need another pass rusher, anyways, since we still have trouble generating that push up the middle.

    • Volume12 says:

      Bennett has never missed a game in 3 years. Every guy plays ‘hurt.’ Being injured ois different.

  23. C-Dog says:

    Watching Mich v Mich St. Brock Huard on the ste, “Pete Carroll told me to say to Coach Harbaugh we are watching this defense from afar.”

    • C-Dog says:

      This Wolverine D is loaded, becoming a big Ryan Glasgow fan, think he might sneak up draft boards this year.

  24. Kenny Sloth says:

    Lamar Jackson showing his inexperience with some nasty throws and miscues

    Usually quiet on the sideline he overheard his receiver group dwelling on some missed opportunities. He stood up and said ‘enough! We’re DONE talking about that’. Good to see him growing and becoming the leader he will have to be at the next level.