Updated horizontal board: 4th April

A few weeks ago I posted a horizontal board, breaking down where I personally think players deserve to be graded.

Today I’m posting an update. I’m not sure this will change between now and the end of the month. I’ve studied all of the players and watched more games than in any previous draft class in order to compile this. I’ve also poured over pro-day results and in some cases interviewed players to best assess how this should be structured.

The board is below, followed by some thoughts on the process and notes on individual players. Click the image to enlarge:

Differentiating between grades

I’ve given out 15 first round grades. Quite simply, this is the group of players that in any given year I would feel comfortable projecting in round one. They are not flawless players — far from it. But they have the best chance, in my opinion of succeeding. They have the top traits, the higher ceiling. Some will have legit star potential (Trevor Lawrence, Ja’Marr Chase), others can be projected to be good starters.

The second round grades are given to players who have high upside traits but perhaps lack some of the certainty of the top group. These are players who have displayed physical talent that warrants an early selection. However, they also have either technical flaws or inconsistencies within their game preventing them earning a place in the top group. They may lack experience or play a position of lesser value.

It’s important to note that I would be comfortable drafting players graded in round two within the first frame. This is the dilemma teams face every year. You never get 32 first round graded players. When the top names leave the board, you’re always having to compromise. That doesn’t mean I wouldn’t be entirely comfortable drafting a player with a second round grade in the first. That’s just the process, every year.

The following players are at the top of my round two section (in no particular order): Quinn Meinerz, Jayson Oweh, Teven Jenkins, Alijah Vera-Tucker, Rashawn Slater, the top three running backs, all of the quarterbacks and Dyami Brown.

I have 57 players graded in the first two rounds. Not all of these players will actually be selected in rounds 1-2.

The round three grades are a real mix. It’s a combination of a few things. Extreme physical talent that requires a position change (from tackle to guard or center for example). Players with enticing physical traits but greater question marks in terms of performance, fit or consistency. Players who are ‘solid’ but you question whether they are ‘special’. Good performers in college with physical limitations. Players who slightly underperformed at pro-day. This is also a range where players who were once expected to be first or second round picks have settled into — either due to injury or because they haven’t played or tested.

Round four is also an eclectic mix. In some cases it’s players who underperformed at pro-day and therefore have been dropped a round or two. There are raw players with exciting physical traits who may need a longer time to develop. There are productive, established names within college football who arguably have a lower ceiling. There are role players.

This is admittedly quite a vulgar attempt to record something that is marginally similar to how it’s done in the pro’s — albeit without most of the fine detail, complexity and expertise.

This is how I view the class. If nothing else, it helps us shape opinion as to where players might go, who could deliver value and who might be available to the Seahawks.

Player notes

Dyami Brown (WR, North Carolina)
I have Brown ranked as the fifth best receiver in the draft. He’s incredibly sudden and adept at creating downfield separation to deliver explosive plays. Like most of the top receivers in his size range, Brown knows how to create subtle separation and his acceleration is attractive. He’s not the most reliable catcher but for me he warrants a placing in the early second round. His game is geared towards two things — vertical passing and shorter-range separation to move the chains. Those two things happen to be the most important aspects for his position.

Buddy Johnson (LB, Texas A&M)
This was one big pleasant surprise. Johnson is intense, athletic and built like a machine. He’s the modern day NFL linebacker and while he lacks elite size (6-0, 229lbs) he makes up for it with explosive traits, agility and power. He’s very capable of dropping in space, shifting through the gears to read/react and he can get involved at the line when needed. Watching highlights of his pro-day, he was roared on by his team mates and clearly is very popular. He ran an incredible 4.03 short shuttle which teams will pay attention to. That’s a key test for linebackers. He added a 38.5 inch vertical, a 10-8 broad and a 4.57 forty. He also has 10-inch hands. He is one to watch for sure and could be a steal for someone.

Bobby Brown (DT, Texas A&M)
His tape was by no means consistent but there were enough ‘wow’ moments to put him in round two. His combination of sheer power, agility and length leapt off the screen with flashes of genuine brilliance on tape. He can do everything — control and stack versus the run, swim into the backfield, pursue in space, bull-rush into the backfield. His profile is stunning — 6-4, 321lbs, 35 inch arms, 85.5 inch wingspan, 10.5 inch hands, 4.98 forty, 33 inch vertical, 9-5 broad jump, 4.63 short shuttle. Get him in the building because he has major potential.

Kellen Mond (QB, Texas A&M)
I have no issue placing Mond as the #3 quarterback in this class. There are two areas he needs to work on. His footwork on the drop isn’t ideal — he heel-clicks, he takes weird steps and it can and will impact his accuracy. He’s also too robotic for someone so athletic. If he frees himself up he could be a magician. Even so — his whipped release is top notch. He has that ‘flick of the wrist’ velocity which is so attractive. His ability to throw in the pocket with pressure in his face is top level. He greatly improved his consistency and elevated his game during a four-year SEC career. His Senior Bowl week was electric. Some of the throws he delivered in the last two years of his Texas A&M career were ‘wow’ moments. I think he has special qualities and it’s unclear why he’s so underrated by the media.

Kendrick Green (G/C, Illinois)
His lack of great length can cause an issue, with defenders able to evade him and keep their frame clean. However, he’s a truly explosive blocker with superb testing numbers and a physical profile comparable to Quinn Meinerz. As a run blocker he’s impressive and if he shifts inside to center, the lack of length will be less of an issue. He’s a big-time finisher who often finds someone to hammer right before the whistle. You’ll often see him get into a bit of ‘afters’ and he plays with an edge. For any team coveting Quinn Meinerz and missing out, Green could be the consolation prize.

Rashod Bateman (WR, Minnesota)
I’m not sure what to make of Bateman. I thought he really excelled in 2019 and there were games where throwing his way meant an automatic conversion. Yet in 2020, you’re just left wondering if he’s ‘special’. You want to see a bit more. I will say this though — teams like the Seahawks, who struggled badly on third downs in 2020, might see some appeal. He is a chain-mover from the slot and he has enough to play outside. Although he’s 25lbs lighter than David Moore, they had almost identical testing numbers:

David Moore
6-0, 215lbs
4.43 40
36.5 inch vertical
10-4 broad
4.38 ss
6.98 3c

Rashod Bateman
6-0, 190lbs
4.43 40
36 inch vertical
10-3 broad
4.35 ss
6.95 3c

Christian Barmore (DT, Alabama)
I’ve long thought Barmore was overrated by the media. He’s simply been too inconsistent and the way he won at Alabama is not entirely translatable. Physically he is nothing special — running a sluggish 7.81 three cone and a 4.75 short shuttle at 310lbs. He didn’t do any explosive testing and his frame is a little top heavy — so it’s fair to wonder if he’ll ever be able to anchor. I wouldn’t take him until round three and I think he’ll last longer than many are projecting.

Tommy Togiai (DT, Ohio State)
I’ll look beyond his tardiness in missing our interview (despite him actively arranging a specific time/day), requesting to re-arrange then going cold. The fact is running a 4.49 short shuttle at 296lbs is not to be ignored. That’s a fantastic time at a vital position for interior defensive linemen. On top of that, he put up 40 reps on the bench, ran a 4.97 and jumped a 32 inch vertical. Having 32 inch arms likely takes him out of contention for Seattle but he has an outstanding physical profile otherwise.

Brevin Jordan (TE, Miami)
This was one of the big disappointments of the off-season. At SPARQ, weighing 250lbs, he ran a 4.21 short shuttle. At pro-day, weighing 247lbs, he ran a 4.62. He has sub-33 inch arms, a sub-80 inch wingspan, he only jumped a 30-inch vertical. This is not the profile a top-level NFL tight end. I’m being generous putting him in round four. It’s no wonder the Seahawks were active in signing Gerald Everett. There are hardly any options in this draft.

Robert Rochell (CB, Central Arkansas)
I studied his Senior Bowl reps and let’s be clear — there is a lot of work to be done. He was tentative, unsure of himself and almost looked a little intimidated going up against Kadarius Toney. He needs major technical work. Yet on tape there were few concerns — he looked explosive, long and very capable. His physical profile is outstanding — a 4.38 forty, a 3.98 short shuttle, +32 inch arms, a 41 inch vertical, an 11-8 broad. Teams will fancy their chances of turning him into something.

Anthony Schwartz (WR, Auburn)
I don’t know how the Seahawks intend to play offense this year. They’ve brought in Shane Waldron from the Sean McVay coaching tree. They’ve retained Mike Solari, whose blocking scheme is very different to McVay’s (and they added a Solari guard in Gabe Jackson). We also have Pete Carroll undoubtedly offering his input. If they want to run a lot of misdirection ala McVay with receivers in motion, running across the formation and generally seeking mismatch opportunities — that is how Schwartz was used at Auburn. He also ran a 4.26 forty. Unlike Rondale Moore, who also operated quite a lot in and around the LOS, Schwartz is more adept as a field stretching force (although he lacks Moore’s explosive power and change-of-direction). He could tick a couple of boxes — a downfield threat for Carroll and a motion-man for Waldron. Schwartz definitely suffered with poor quarterback play at Auburn. In the right offense, there’s something to work with.

Thoughts regarding the Seahawks

Although I don’t rate Ethan Pocic, I think it was the right thing to bring him back as a cheap draft hedge. It’s clear the center options in this class are both incredibly enticing yet limited.

I suspect the ideal scenario is someone like Quinn Meinerz, who ticks every box for the Seahawks, will last to #56. However — I think the entire NFL has been caught up in Meinerz-mania and there’s simply no justifiable reason for him to last into the late second round.

I fear that’ll also be the case for Creed Humphrey, another explosive athlete. Josh Myers and Landon Dickerson didn’t test due to injury.

If the centers are gone there could be potential ‘tackle of the future’ candidates — or at least guard/tackle converts. D’Ante Smith has the length they want at tackle, as has Alex Leatherwood and Spencer Brown. The likes of Dillon Radunz, Liam Eichenburg and Sam Cosmi lack outstanding length but all were explosive testers.

Kendrick Green and Brady Christensen could be candidates to convert to center.

Let’s also not completely rule out Damien Lewis moving to centre, affording the Seahawks to draft a guard. That could bring Ben Cleveland and Trey Smith into play. Personally, I love the thought of Cleveland still being an option. The Seahawks don’t have enough size, attitude and raw physicality in the trenches. He would deliver that — even if I’m not a fan of bumping Lewis inside unnecessarily.

If they move off the offensive line there are several receivers who ran in the 4.4’s (Seattle’s threshold at the position). Some players such as Nico Collins simply don’t have the initial burst and suddenness the Seahawks require. Increasingly I wonder if they would consider Tylan Wallace. He lacks some of the shiftiness and raw speed they love but he did run in the 4.4’s and he’s a contested catch specialist — with the most (43) in the FBS over the last three years.

Rashod Bateman, Rondale Moore, Dee Eskridge, Cade Johnson, Shi Smith and Anthony Schwartz all have the testing speed. Johnson did a particularly good job getting open at the Senior Bowl and shares some of Tyler Lockett’s traits. Schwartz is a track-star while Moore is one of the best overall athletes in the draft. Eskridge has raw playmaking quality and Shi Smith brings attitude and consistency.

I wouldn’t expect the Seahawks to add to the D-line given the numerous moves they’ve made already. Neither would I expect them to draft yet another linebacker. However, they have shown a sweet tooth for any linebacker running an amazing short shuttle. Buddy Johnson’s 4.03 is right in the ‘irresistible’ bracket in terms of the Seahawks specifically. If they hadn’t taken Jordyn Brooks a year ago we would be talking about him a lot more today.

There are plenty of long, athletic cornerbacks in this draft. The two to keep an eye on might be Benjamin St. Juste and Israel Mukuamu if either is available on day three.

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  1. Henry Taylor

    This right here. This is the good stuff.

    Do you think it’s possible they take a DT first to properly replace Reed if the centre and wideout options arent appealing at 56?

    • Rob Staton

      I think giving Al Woods $3m ruled that out

      • Henry Taylor

        How much of that is guaranteed though? Plus Mone and Lattimore are hardly locks to make the roster, I’d be totally down with Milton Williams as a 3/5 tech after his pro day.

        • Rob Staton

          I don’t think it matters.

          Last season they were prepared to start the season — and play for weeks — with Mone, Ford and Reed as the total amount of their depth at defensive tackle. They brought in Snacks Harrison when Mone was hurt, then cut him when Mone returned.

          I think there’s next to no chance they spend one of three valuable picks on a defensive tackle unless it’s that throwaway seventh or they acquire more stock and the value wins out. They’ve essentially made their bed with this D-line now. I think what you see today is what you’ve got. And in the draft they will focus on other areas.

    • Hoberk Unce

      Wouldn’t be surprised if Woods on running downs and Collier on passing downs is the plan for replacing Reed given the other more pressing needs in the draft.

  2. Mick

    I really appreciate the hard work in getting this done for us, Rob.

    I hope we end up with a receiver. I liked Shi Smith at Senior Bowl, and Cade Johnson looked good in your interview; either would be a great addition. A CB at #56 would be a good investment, but the offense is more important with so few picks, so I’d rather see them go OLine, WR or RB.

    • Brik

      I noticed Shi Smith when I watched some Senior Bowl tape as well. It’s nice to see that he’s starting to get some attention. I don’t expect him to catch too many TD passes though, he needs more space to do work. One of those guys you try to get him the ball on reverses and screens.

  3. God of Thunder

    Thanks for the interesting and comprehensive work on this!

  4. JimQ

    A day 3 LB I like – that’s currently ranked #170 overall at NFL mock draft database/consensus:
    LB-Derrick Barnes, Purdue: 6′ 0 3/8″, 238 lbs, 9 3/4″ hand, 33 3/8″ arm, 81 3/8″ wing, 4.57 40, 29 bench, 37″ vertical, 9′ 11″ broad, – No testing for shuttles/3-cone, but I like his speed & production.
    2019=7.5-sacks, 1-INT, 3-PD, 2-FF, 1-FR. – Career: 39-games, 226-tkls, 159-solo, 25.0-TFL, 10.5-sacks

    Per cbssports “Barnes proved to be a versatile and hard-nosed defender throughout his career for the Boilermakers. He can contribute both as a stack linebacker and edge rusher, which will help his chances of somebody taking a flier on him late in the draft. When he does play on the edge, Barnes compensates for his lack of size with his aggressive style of play and knack for attacking the football. The Kentucky native is a solid athlete with a solid blend of strength and quickness, to go along with a non-stop motor”.

    • JimQ

      Speaking of players from Purdue; a potential Rd-7/UDFA Safety with some “traits” to watch:
      S-Tyler Coyle, Purdue/UConn, Height: 6’1″ (66th percentile) Weight: 209 (70th) Arm: 32 3/8 (78th) Vertical: 39 (85th) Broad: 133 (96th) Bench: 24 reps (97th) 40-yard: 4.36 (97th) Short shuttle: 4.00 (93rd) 3-cone: 7.14 (18th)
      Career Stats: 274-tkls, 172-solo, 7.5-TFL, 3-INT-(2-TD’s)16-PBU, 2-FF, 2-FR.

  5. Brik

    I know this isn’t related, but I keep seeing some talk about Russell Wilson going to the Eagles. Maybe others have talked about this; They do have an offensive minded coach. They talk about next year, but I’m just wondering if this is actually a possibility.

    • Rob Staton

      I haven’t seen any serious talk about this, neither would I expect there to be anything here.

      The Eagles appear to be embracing a rebuild. And they weren’t on Wilson’s list

      • Brik

        That’s pretty much what I was thinking with the rebuild. It’s like people see a team has extra picks so they’re automatically in the running for Russ. Thanks Rob!

    • cha

      Mike Sando wrote a lengthy story about it, using an anonymous quote from an “NFL executive” saying the Eagles were in the driver’s seat because they like to make big bold moves and they have more good draft capital to offer than just about anyone.

      You add the fact that Philly apparently had RW lined up in the 2012 draft and the Seahawks poached him and they’re sore about it, and it makes for a fun story.

      With a whole lot of smoke that probably signifies nothing.

      • Rob Staton

        Have you got a link?

        • cha

          I don’t have an Athletic sub so here’s the link to the link.


          • king.

            “Good thing the quarterback went on the talk shows and said how shitty the line was, because it looks like they have four of the five starters returning and got a new guard — not exactly an overhaul,” an exec said.

            So much for player empowerment.

            Wilson said he needed to take fewer hits and said he needs to do a better job in that regard.

            There are a lot of reasons quarterbacks take hits and they don’t all fall on either the quarterback or the offensive line.

            The HC’s preference for option routes and disdain for ‘dinking and dunking’ also play a part.

            Does Wilson want resources moved towards the offensive line? Of course he does. Every quarterback wants good protection.

            But my reading of the tea leaves says his comments were directed more at Pete than they were at the line.

  6. Jeremy Hansuvadha

    Rob, would you trade Jamal Adams for:
    Miami’s 2nd rounder 2021
    Miami’s 2nd rounder 2022

    • Rob Staton


    • king.

      Not Rob, but I would trade Adams for whatever I could get. If nobody was offering anything, I’d cut him, unless he was willing to play 2021 on his current deal, which I don’t believe for a second. Cutting him is preferable to paying him what he will want or dealing with him if he doesn’t.

      Obviously he is worth some draft capital, and whatever the market decides, take it and never look back.

      Just please don’t pay him top of the market money for a ‘playmaker’.

  7. pdway

    off topic – but pretty fun to see Russell in the stands cheering on his point guard sister in this NCAA finals game ….

  8. Blitzy the Clown

    This was a lot of fun to read. I appreciate the introduction to Kendrick Green because at this point my preference for the pick at 56 is Meinerz but I don’t think he’ll be available. If he isn’t, I wonder if Green lasts to 129. I saw him squat 700lbs so he’s got strength, but I wonder if he’s not a little light to take on NFL NTs. His hands are big enough to play center.

    Mond also kind of reminds me of Warren Moon. I really wish they had the draft capital to pick him up.

  9. Trevor

    If they were to trade Bobby to reallocate cap space elsewhere I would not be opposed to using the pick for Bobby to take Buddy Johnson. He and Brooks would be a nice young LB duo going forward then bring back KJ to mentor them.

  10. uptop

    A quote that just sticks out to me from Dazz Newsome’s (one of my draft crushes) pro day.

    “They said they can see how much I love the game on film and how much I like to block and how much I like to just throw my head in there and how I am fearless”

    Gives me a bit of an ADB kind of vibe. We’ve talked a lot about getting dogs in the trenches, but we need dogs everyone. One guy I really hope we get our hands on.

    • Sea Mode

      Have a look at Tylan Wallace if you haven’t already…

  11. TheOtherJordan

    One of the most interesting things about this draft will be how teams evaluate players who opted out of the season. With the rumors some teams are staying away from opt out players there could be some really good value. It would really suck if you were a team with very few picks to miss out on an opportunity like that.

  12. Hoggs41

    Due to the fact we only have 3 picks and dont think they will trade a player I cant really see us picking at 56 no matter who might be available.

    • Rob Staton

      If the right player is there they will take him. It’s one thing to trade down in round one for plenty of stock and still pick in the top-40. It’s another to trade out of the first two rounds completely just for an extra fifth and a seventh

      It will entirely depend on how this plays out

  13. Paul Cook

    Fantastic stuff ( and plenty of it) you’ve been putting out. You have such a passion and talent for this. Maybe something will happen for you.

  14. JJ


    Any of the receivers remind you of Golden Tate? Would love the hawks to find a similar skill set.

    • Rob Staton

      Not really JJ. Tate had really sudden quickness and ran a legit 4.42. He was a terror downfield for Notre Dame. I still can’t believe he lasted as long as he did.

      There are players in this class that can get downfield but none with his suddenness, consistency, raw athleticism and stocky frame.

  15. Producehawk

    Thankyou for all your hard work Rob. I enjoy your site and hope you do not retire.

  16. Tomas

    Impressive breakdown, Rob. Thank you.

  17. Mike

    Thoughts on moving Damien Lewis to center. Im curious why you aren’t a fan of the idea. Just wanna know what you see the pros/cons to be.

    – Position Shift / less comfortable
    – 2nd year, and still not very experienced to identify stunts
    – Less snapping experience
    – Above average size / strength for the position
    – Did well last year in limited reps
    – Better size to match up with Aaron Donald than Pocic
    – Potentially leaves better draft candidate pool at our pick

    What would you add/change?

    • Ashish

      Why you want to change something which is working. We had enough experiments please (Posic, Britt and many more)

    • Rob Staton

      Well he’s just had a great first season at right guard. There’s no reason to move him.

  18. Bankhawk

    Great work as usual, Rob. Also Congrats to Anna Wilson and the Stanford Cardinal!

  19. Sea Mode

    This guy rarely disappoints: 😂


  20. Tom

    This is great, thanks for sharing it Rob. It seems like a great draft for WR and OL options in particular.

    With most pro-day testing now complete, I’ve put together a position-by-position database of this year’s NFL prospects who fit Seahawks historic size/ athletic thresholds in the PCJS era.

    It might be useful reference for you Rob, or anyone else interested (particularly for Mock Drafts!). It’s here:


    • Martin

      Thanks Tom – great work!

      • Tom

        Thanks Martin, much appreciated!

    • Henry Taylor

      Lovely job thanks for this. I think you’ve got Brady Christianson’s arm length wrong (I only notice because that’s the main thing going against him).

      • Tom

        Thanks Henry, good catch. I did think something was off, I was wondering why he wasn’t be talked about as a Day 1 pick.

        Have updated it now, cheers!

    • Denver Hawker

      Solid work Tom.

      Would be interesting to see the historical exceptions to ID trends and track this over time.

      For example, would profile change with Waldron at OC for TE or non-nickel corners with shorter length having success if under a specific 3-cone.

    • Ryan Purcell

      Great stuff, Tom!

  21. swedenhawk

    Terrific post, Rob. Pleased to see that David Moore is back on your board. Quick question: Do you think Marvin Wilson is worth a late-round flier? Or do you think he looks more like an UDFA at this point? The whole FSU D-line is still very intriguing to me… so much potential, but so little on-field production.

    • Rob Staton

      I think Marvin Wilson has done a great job destroying his stock and I wouldn’t be interested

  22. no frickin clue


    This caught my attention:

    “I don’t know how the Seahawks intend to play offense this year. They’ve brought in Shane Waldron from the Sean McVay coaching tree. They’ve retained Mike Solari, whose blocking scheme is very different to McVay’s (and they added a Solari guard in Gabe Jackson).”

    I put those together and it makes me wonder – is Waldron just window-dressing here? That Pete has no real intention of changing the offense, but maybe in his view hiring Russ’ favorite choice (or at least his favorite choice among the options presented) will end the tension?

    If that’s what’s going on, I think we should buckle up for a season full of questions on ‘relationships’ – how’s the relationship between Pete and Russ? Between Russ and Shane? Between Shane and Pete? And I also think it would imply that Pete is massively misreading the room.

  23. cha


    Orlovsky vs Kiper on keeping Darnold after drafting Zach.

    Kiper gets pretty animated (Team Keep Darnold)

    Adam Schefter is trying to get a word in edgewise and cannot LOL.

  24. cha

    Anybody catch a clip of this on Get Up?

    I can’t seem to find anything.

    Michael Salfino
    Schefter confirms what many have been saying that Seattle wants to move on from Russell Wilson.
    8:39 AM · Apr 5, 2021

    Replying to
    Was this on a TV or radio spot?
    Michael Salfino
    It was on Get Up

    • Rob Staton

      I will find it

      • Rob Staton

        It’s in this segment here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKneU1ZwgdM&t=299s

        • TomLPDX

          I didn’t see it in that segment, Rob. It was mainly about Rodgers.

          • Sea Mode

            It was right before that. Correct time stamp:


            • TomLPDX

              Thanks Sea!

            • cha

              Thanks. So repeating what he’s said before.

              But there’s value in that. A week on and even though it’s been quiet the feeling hasn’t changed.

  25. Seattle Murphy

    Hey, just wanted to thank you Rob for your hard and insightful work with this unusual draft head of us. Sure wish Seattle had more draft stock this year.

  26. Hoberk Unce

    Wouldn’t be surprised if Woods on running downs and Collier on passing downs is the plan for replacing Reed given the other more pressing needs in the draft.

    • Hoberk Unce

      Sry, this was a reply to Henry above.

  27. Gaux Hawks

    Honest question; if you were Miami would you trade the below for RW3 ??

    6 (Kellen Mond)
    18 (Javonte Williams)
    36 (Quinn Meinerz)
    50 (Dyami Brown)

    2022 R1 and 2023 R1

    • Purpleneer

      No way. Not anywhere near that.

      • Gaux Hawks

        four firsts and two seconds? …look at what the niners traded away to move up to P3!

        looking at their current roster, i feel RW3 would put them over the top.

        they’d also still maintain first round picks in 2022 and 2023… and have a few good picks left in 2021.

    • j hawk

      Gaux, if it were me I’d do it in a heart beat minus the 2023 pick.

  28. Sea Mode

    Marquise Goodwin…?

    ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler said on SportsCenter:

    “I’m told they’re still building around Russell Wilson here. They’re still trying to find him capable pieces to try to bridge some of that frustration he had with building a contender. They got guard Gabe Jackson, they got tight end Gerald Everrett. Now I’m told they’re looking around for potential No. 3 receiver help behind D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett, who just signed a massive extension. One name to watch is Marquise Goodwin. The speedster, he’s got that world-class speed. He is now a free agent. I’m told they’ve at least put a feeler out in that area. They looked at Willie Snead and Sammy Watkins before they signed in free agency. So, they want to flesh out pass-catching options for Russell Wilson and look, we know Wilson loves Antonio Brown. He would like to have him on that team. They haven’t made any major moves there yet, but if this goes into the spring and summer and Brown is still unsigned with the Bucs, I could see Seattle swooping in there.”


    • CaptainJack

      I got the impression that this man was going to be stepping away from Football.

      • Hoggs41

        They can build the roster all day long but Pete is the issue. They wont know if they can co exist until they actually go through the season.

      • AlaskaHawk

        How many teams has he burned in one way or another? Is it 3 or 4? There is always some problem that he is in the middle of, though I give him kudos for finding a variety of different issues.

        He would be better and cheaper as a short term rental for the playoffs.

  29. cha

    Rap: “Most people I’ve spoken with believe Sam Darnold will be traded.”


  30. TomLPDX

    Thanks for updating your horizontal board, Rob. Nice to see some of my Aggies are getting some recognition. Anyone on the A&M OLine show any promise? they were pretty solid this year.

  31. Brik

    Not sure you know about this, but I found it when I was scrolling through Yahoo! news.


    It had your segment about Jamal Adams.

    • TomLPDX

      That same video was featured on Joe Fann’s website today as well. Love seeing Rob in the NEWS!

  32. Sea Mode

    Adam Schefter

    Filed to ESPN: Jets trading QB Sam Darnold to the Carolina Panthers for a 2021 sixth-round pick and second- and fourth-round picks in 2022, per sources.

    • Denver Hawker

      I was peaking at Rob’s article just posted and presumably updating now.

      Do t think this take Carolina out of the RW3 sweepstakes, but it does start to really narrow the funnel with teams getting sorted.

    • Simo

      Well, that should end all the Darnold to Seattle talk…unless of course Carolina is positioning themselves to trade for RW!!

      Jets actually got a bit more for him than I thought they might!!

      • TomLPDX

        I was surprised by that as well. Jets are rockin and rollin!

    • pdway

      Will be very interesting to see what he’ll do w a fresh start.

    • TomLPDX

      Huge move! Where’s that Germaine Kearse meme when you need it!


  33. UTHawksfan

    Rob- love all the info, you do spectacular work. I’m curious why you project Brady Christensen as an IOL/C in the NFL? As a BYU fan, Christensen has played very well since day 1 and his PFF grades are as high as they come. A lot of reports seemed to question his athleticism before he went on to post spectacular numbers in a number of categories, reflected by top marks in your TEF and weighted TEF scores all-time. He has no character concerns and seems to be well rounded and very solid overall. Watching games the last few years, I would have assumed Christensen would be projected significantly higher than he is and would never have anticipated Zach Wilson being drafted anywhere near his current projection. Thanks!

    • Rob Staton

      He has incredibly short arms I’m afraid

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