Great ending to this one, I like Kenneth’s intros also.
It’s funny that Leonard Fournette looks 10 years older than Marshawn.
Looks like Kimbo Slice.
Great stuff, as usual, Rob, and congrats on #2 on the way.
About the “top 3” question, per Daniel Jeremiah, looks like Garrett is the sure-fire #1 in a few execs’ minds at least (ok, at least of Saturday’s game): http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000723976/article/ask-5-whos-top-prospect-in-texas-amalabama
Like you say, it looks like it’s shaping up to be a very special draft.
#2 on the way, eh..?
Well, hope people enjoyed the copious amounts of blog entries while they lasted, Rob’s free time in GONZO!!!
All kidding and selfishness aside, I truly wish you and bride congratulations and the best of luck with your expanding family!
I’ll second that. Congrats my man! ?
Cool stuff. RW asks refs for ball for Alex Collins after his first NFL TD.
Just Russ being his awesome self. Carry on… =)
I love how the NFL edited out the Julio Jones slap on the “mic’d up” play footage. Showed him running a clean route from earlier in the game. Hilarious.
I know a lot has been made of this — I just wonder whether they just wanted a shot of Jones beginning the route and didn’t have the close footage so therefore clipped in a previous play.
I’m not convinced NFL Films have an agenda.
What are your thoughts on CJ Prosise? What NFL comparisons would you make? Personally I think he can be a more explosive Le’Veon Bell if he develops well.
Just my 2 cents, but I think his ceiling is more like Arizona RB David Johnson. Oregon’s RB Royce Freeman IMO is a lot like Pitt RB Le’Veon Bell.
Eventually I think Prosise could become one of the most complete, 3 down backs in the league if that’s how they want to use him. His potential or upside is limitless.
For now though I think they want to have him play a role just like what GB did with Ty Montgomery on Sunday against Dallas.
For now I think they want him to play period. Make it through a game without breaking. Excited to see what he brings.
And I think the narrative that Royce. Is soft between the tackles is just that. Freeman is a tough runner with minimal receiving experience and the best jump cut in college football. Solid late 2nd round pick
I wouldn’t call him soft — but I think he’s a finesse runner better at sifting through traffic rather than hitting the pile or using his size.
Another tough test this Sunday. As of today, looks like Bennett & Clark are goes, but not sure on Kam. The O looks like it will have Vannett & Prosise available.
We have too be able to contain their run game and get pressure on Palmer. Jimmy could have a big game against the Card’s underrated D.
Not sure Palmer plays either. They didn’t let him practice today.
What was the injury from the Jets game? I didn’t see the whole thing.
He strained his back lifting up money bags he is stealing from the Cardinals so far this season.
Seahawks scouting this VA Tech/Miami game tonight.
VA Tech has some real talent.
Ole Miss @ LSU on Saturday night.
Obviously guys like Hodges and Facyson are worth a look, but I’m curious if they are taking a look at Jerod Evans too. Some competition for Boykin if he decides to come out (I doubt it).
5 mil APY for CM? Kenneth the shock jock. I’ve been thinking about this future contract a lot lately. I’d be comfortable at 4 mil APY. The risk is still there for awakened CM to fall back asleep. Also, CM as the bell-cow 20+ touches/game? Think he still needs to prove that durability wise. Non contenders are paying 5-6 mil APY for a comparable back. Denver with CJ Anderson (4.5 mil APY) is the best contractual comparison.
Cut Kearse after 2017? Overthecap has the dead money at $1,833,334 and cap savings at $5,000,000. JG/Baldwin/Lockett are the clear 1-2-3 options. That puts Kearse at best the 4th option. The money/production ratio just isn’t there.
Love the thought of 2TE sets with JG/Evan Engram… Even 3TE sets with Vannett. That pick would almost ensure a cut/restructure for Kearse.
Top 6 pick for OSU FS Hooker? Looking forward to your next mock draft. It’s hard for me to see with the big 3 (fornette/garret/peppers) then throw in an inevitable QB into the top 5. Looking at the possible fits could be Jets@5 or Colts@6?
Congrats on the new addition Rob!
I think you could see 5-6 safeties drafted in the 1st round this year. It’s that talented of a position. One will definetly go top 10.
He absolutely deserves top ten status. Quite a competitor and the perfect bl222nd of athleticism and passion. Could be better than Earl and Eric Berry one day
CMike at $5MM? Pass. I like his athleticism, but see him as more of a change-of-pace kind of back. Frankly, he doesn’t seem like a smart player. He consistently shows a lack of awareness of game/time/situation, which for me means he can’t be my #1 back. Maybe that’s just me.
Here’s where my mind went when $5m/yr for Michael was brought up: Hey that’s a 6th round comp pick, maybe a 5th if things break right. For a guy who was cut 3x and provided some spark on a team needing RB depth. Chalk up another win in the PCJS column.
Jets would do well to upgrade at Free Safety, especially with Revis declining.
It appears a good bunch of their defensive troubles are due to Revis not having his portion of the field locked down anymore. Pryor seems more of an in-the-box safety skill wise but he’s being asked more and more to play the ET deep centerfield role and he’s not suited for it.
If you can boot up the All-12 footage from the Tanner McEvoy TD, you see the safety watching and leaning hard toward Revis matching up with (I think) Lockett. He’s so focused on maybe needing to give Revis over-the-top help, RW has let the ball go already before he turns to address McEvoy. He trips on his own feet and the Hawks get probably their easiest TD of the season.
Jets are blitzing almost 10% less this year. This may be an oversimplification but it appears having to spread out more to cover for Revis is a good chunk of the reason why.
Congratulation’s on your expanding family Rob!!!!
Congrats Rob, is that #2?
Thanks, sure is!
VA-Tech TE Bucky Hodges is a freak. He’s more of a Devin Funchess type of weapon. Just a natural for the position. Has only played TE for 2 years, was a former QB.
Not many guys go 6’6, 245 and are as smooth and move like he does. Looks like a unique athlete to me. Imagine pairing this cat with Jimmy Graham.
Being able to actually throw to Graham in the RZ would be nice. Hodges would help tremendously.
Hodges just seems like the kind of raw athlete they would like and or show interest in.
You mentioned QB Jerod Evans up above. I wondered the same thing. Again, as ya say, might not come out, but damn he’d be great competition for Boykin at QB.
There’s just something about him I can’t quite love. Not sure what it is. Prefer Engram personally but will be intrigued by Hodges’ workout.
Boise state v byu on the smurf turf.
This should be a decent game.
Showcase of RBs
Like I said.
Showcase of RB. McNichols 76yd td reception in the first minute.
Boise St RB Jeremy McNichols is one of the most complete 3 down backs in CFB. Gets no love.
Has 40 some odd TDs in 2 years with 6 games left? Hard to see a guy like that not contributing and having a damn good career at the next level.
Love the chip on his shoulder he plays with and his PO attitude on and off the field.
I’m with you.
Wish he would learn not to bounce so much outside.
He gets away with it in the mountain west.
Don’t let that fool ya. Doesn’t mean a RB lacks toughness.
Why take unnecessary hits when they have the shortest careers anyways?
How many RBs can be a workhorse and get 40 carries one game and then run routes receivers do, albeit a simple comeback, the next? He’s another talent that’s got some uniqueness to his game.
Never mind. I thought you said bounce outta bounds.
Yeah, I hear what you’re saying.
I agree, he has a future as a steady 3 down back in the league. Did you see that TD return by BYU’s Fred Warner? He is a good looking player that with a KJ Wright-esque feel to him. I was also impressed with WR Cedrick Wilson. He made some athletic plays out there and ran some crisp routes.
McNichols had 35 touches for 249 yds, 2 TDs.
WR Cedrick Wilson is absolutely impressive. Has that P-Rich type of frame.
Vol- what do you think about this Boise Receiver Sperbeck?
Pretty good. Like sneaky good. Yes, I’ll make a lazy comparison because he’s white, but he’s kinda got the Cole Beasley thing going for him. Ya look at those 2 and think ‘PS squad guy at best.’ That would be incorrect however. 2 gritty, very good route running receivers who you know what your getting.
I think Sperbeck will be a priority UDFA type. He’d make for a great 4th-5th receiver on a team with a Beasley like upside.
Very intriguing. If I’m a coach, Sperbeck would a guy I’d love to have. Dude’s a gamer.
Hey, Vol., just curious how you always know which games the Hawks’ scouts are at. Do they have to publish this somewhere or do you have some other source? (in which case I ask no further details =)
Just know where to look. Sometimes twitter. I have a buddy that works for NUC Draft Bible. They get info too. Only thing that sucks is they’re behind a pay wall.
If u want the list of games I’ve tracked them too, of course there’s more than just those, I’ll be happy to post it.
A lot of times NFL.com will say which games too. But usually just the big matchups.
Chase Goodbread’s ‘Scouting the Scouts.’
Cal @ Oregon tonight I heard, but I can’t verify it because twitter seems to be down.
Has anyone out there got access to the All-22s and used it to focus in on the two busted-coverage TDs vs Atlanta to analyze how they might differ or how theyre the same? To my untutored eye, and watching only the broadcast footage they looked very much the same, but I reckon if there were important differences in what the coverages were and what went wrong, thatd be where it would show.
Is twitter down right now or is it just me man?
It’s been down a few times today
Back up now. Heard it got hacked or something?
Damn. Hope QJeff didn’t injure the same knee he did at Maryland.
I know man when I saw the weeks injury report posted heart sunk because Qjeff was injured again. I mean good grief Vol is there anyone of our draft picks from this year that isn’t going to get hurt? Come to think of it I think all of them have gotten injured at some point except Joey hunt, even the lads on the practice squad have dealt with injury at some point. Seems like every damn game we play we lose someone to injury and its becoming important players like luke Wilson and Kpl was hurt in practice I think. Just very frustrating.
Didn’t meantion Kam or Mike bennet because those are the obvious ones
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