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    2018 Draft Thread -- because the "off-season" is when you get better!!!



    Nope. That ain't no typo!

    First of all, I was all-in on Arkansas center, Frank Ragnow, back in October 2016.
    Raven or not, I love him.


    Ok...links

    http://collegefootballnews.com/2017/...pects-to-watch

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/p...ankings/2018/C

    http://walterfootball.com/draft2018.php

    http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/news...i169i3w1p8obcq

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2...ck-predictions


    And remember...UDFA receivers are where you find 'em, not where you look for 'em!



    Now get up in that film!
    "The Ravens are not taking Jimmy Smith at 26!" -- Me, the day before the 2011 Draft

    "On their way to the podium, the Ravens FO is going to collectively step over my dead body and select...Breshad Perriman." -- Me, the day before the 2015 Draft

    BP '17 (post Maclin rev): 65 of 115 for 1050 and 8

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    Re: 2018 Draft Thread -- because the "off-season" is when you get better!!!

    Who is the best QB in the 2018 NFL draft? The Cleveland Browns want to know... Bc





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    Razorbacks Oline outweighs every Oline in the NFL. That's some serious beef.
    World Domination 3 Points at a Time!





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    Re: 2018 Draft Thread -- because the "off-season" is when you get better!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by BcRaven View Post
    Who is the best QB in the 2018 NFL draft? The Cleveland Browns want to know... Bc
    I like the kid from USC but haven't seen slot of the Wyoming kid


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    Re: 2018 Draft Thread -- because the "off-season" is when you get better!!!

    You beat me BPR!

    I had a 'players to watch' post and a Clemson prospect primer saved and ready to go. Have to post those tomorrow now, I guess.





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    Re: 2018 Draft Thread -- because the "off-season" is when you get better!!!

    Players to watch (not necessarily ranked):

    QB

    Sam Darnold, USC
    Josh Rosen, UCLA
    Josh Allen, Wyoming
    Jake Browning, Washington
    Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma State

    RB

    Saquon Barkley, Penn State
    Derrius Guice, LSU
    Bo Scarborough, Alabama
    Royce Freeman, Oregon
    Nick Chubb, UGA

    WR

    Christian Kirk, Texas A&M
    James Washington, Oklahoma State
    Courtland Sutton, SMU
    Dante Pettis, Washington
    Deon Cain, Clemson

    TE

    Troy Fumagalli, Wisconsin
    Mike Gesicki, Penn State
    Mark Andrews, Oklahoma

    OL

    Mike McGlinchey, Notre Dame
    Orlando Brown, Oklahoma
    Trey Adams, Washington
    Martez Ivey, Florida
    Mitch Hyatt, Clemson

    Interior DL

    Christian Wilkins, Clemson
    Vita Vea, Washington
    Da’Ron Payne, Alabama
    Lowell Lotulelei, Utah
    DaShawn Hand, Alabama

    Edge Rushers

    Arden Key, LSU
    Tyquan Lewis, Ohio State
    Sam Hubbard, Ohio State
    Harold Landry, Boston College
    Bradley Chubb, NC State

    LB

    Malik Jefferson, Texas
    Cameron Smith, USC
    Micah Kiser, UVA
    Marquis Haynes, Ole Miss
    Tremaine Edmunds, VT

    CB

    Jaire Alexander, Louisville
    Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama
    Tarvarus McFadden, FSU
    Brandon Facyson, VT
    Quenton Meeks, Stanford

    S

    Derwin James, FSU
    Tony Brown, Alabama
    Quin Blanding, UVA
    Damon Webb, Ohio State
    Nick Washington, Florida





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    Re: 2018 Draft Thread -- because the "off-season" is when you get better!!!

    Early favorite for #1 overall: Sam Darnold Big frame, big arm. Showed arm talent and leadership in turning USCs season around. Superb production and 9-1 as a starter.

    Mr. Overrated: Calvin Ridley, WR Alabama Production declined (likely due to QB play, to be fair) his sophomore season. Draft stock inflated due to recruiting status and freshman production (when he was 21). Will turn 24 his rookie season, and its his first draft-eligible season. To put his age in perspective, hes only 6 months younger than Amari Cooper.

    Wildcard: Lamar Jackson - As electric a player with the ball in his hands as college football has seen in a while, but he wont play QB in the NFL. Is he a WR? A RB? A return specialist? No one really knows at this point.





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    Re: 2018 Draft Thread -- because the "off-season" is when you get better!!!

    "Orlando Brown, Oklahoma" recognize the name?

    https://www.si.com/college-football/...en-dads-memory

    ... Bc





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    Clemson Primer

    Certified bad-ass, high first rounder all day

    Christian Wilkins, DT (Junior)
    . 6’4”, 315

    An elite player the moment he arrived on campus. Quick, powerful, and unblockable 1-on-1. Moved to DE his true sophomore season to fill a lack of depth created by injury (in a base 4-3 system). Gregarious leader off the field.

    No-hyperbole comparison: Ndamukong Suh.

    Can move into the first with a good year

    Clelin Ferrell, DE (Junior) - Prototypical size (6'5", 265). Powerful, flexible, and explosive athlete. Really emerged as a pass rushing terror in the CFP. Needs to refine his technique--he's a bit like Khalil Mack his rookie year in teh NFL--a lot of "almost" sacks. Could be a 15 sack player this fall.

    Deon Cain, WR (Junior) - Smooth, explosive athlete at receiver with decent size (6'1", 210). Easy change of direction and has shown the ability to track the deep ball. A threat to go the distance every play, whether it's beating the defense over the top, or making something happen with the ball in his hands. Has had some problems with concentration drops. A bit of a knucklehead off the field, but not a complete asshole (academics and "violations of team rules").

    Mitch Hyatt, OT (Junior)- Started every game since he set foot on campus as a true freshman. Has given up 3 sacks over that time frame, and Clemson has thrown the ball over 1500 times (don't have more specific pass attempt-to-sack ratio for him, unfortunately). Great hands and nimble feet. Would like to see more punch out of his stance and power in the running game. His draft stock hinges hugely on his testing, IMO. If he's a legit 6'5" with decent arms and 310+, he's got first round potential. If he's more like 6'4", 285 with short arms, he's a day 2-3 guy.

    Potentially Draftable

    Mark Fields, CB (Junior) - Athletic with some length. Showed a lot of progress staying right in the hip of receivers this season, but couldn't find the ball and had PI issues.

    Van Smith, S (Junior) - On the small side (5'11", 195), but will come up and smack you in the mouth. A bit lost in coverage and diagnosing the play in front of him last season, but he's shown some signs of being able to sniff out a play early, and I think he's got the athleticism to cover if he can overcome the mental hurdles.

    Austin Bryant, DE (Junior) - Showed a lot of promise his freshman season, particularly against Bama, but lost the vast majority of his sophomore season due to injury (metatarsal fracture). Has the size and athleticism to get on NFL radars.

    Dorian O'Daniel, LB (Senior) - Rangy, athletic linebacker who hasn't been able to add much mass. his lack of size limits his NFL role to nickel LB (a role he's deployed in extensively at Clemson), most likely, but if he remedies that, he's got some more positional and scheme versatility. Went to Good Counsel.

    Kendall Joseph, LB (Junior) - Stocky, instinctive linebacker. Kind of a jack of all trades, but master of none. Pretty good getting downhill after the QB, pretty good sniffing out and stuffing the run, pretty good in (limited) pass defense, and pretty good physicality. I don't think his skill set or athletic gifts will warrant any consideration of coming out early, but you never know.

    Tyrone Crowder, OG (Senior) - Wide-bodied (6'2", 340) mauler on the inside. Decent feet for his size and very powerful, so he's adequate in pass pro. Not sure he has the mean streak to be an NFL mauler. I'd guess a day 3 guy is his reasonable draft upside.

    Ray Ray McCloud, WR (Junior) - Highly touted as a recruit with very quick feet in small spaces, but either his explosiveness hasn't translated to the college level, or the game hasn't slowed down enough to apply it. Very good returner when he can keep his eye on the ball and catch it.

    Hunter Renfrow, WR (Junior) - This is the guy that everyone says has "future New England Patriot" written all over him. Small, quick white guy with excellent short-area separation and great hands. Looking at his stature, "there's no way he can do that against NFL defenders" comes to mind, but he absolutely shredded Alabama two years in a row, and that's as close to an NFL defense has you'll find at this level. Will play in the league for a while if healthy.
    Last edited by Mizerooskie; 05-01-2017 at 09:45 AM.





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    Re: 2018 Draft Thread -- because the "off-season" is when you get better!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by BcRaven View Post
    Who is the best QB in the 2018 NFL draft? The Cleveland Browns want to know... Bc
    Waitin' for Ozzie to draft a WR, huh? You gonna be lookin' like Tolstoy stompin' down Broadway. Don't worry, nobody will notice.
    "Flacco is driving the ball in that wind....."

    (AFCCG, January 2013)





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    Re: 2018 Draft Thread -- because the "off-season" is when you get better!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenswintitle View Post
    Razorbacks Oline outweighs every Oline in the NFL. That's some serious beef.
    They may become the 2012 Wisconsin Badgers (Wagner, Zeitler, Konz, Frederick and their 5th guy).

    Really good unit.
    "The Ravens are not taking Jimmy Smith at 26!" -- Me, the day before the 2011 Draft

    "On their way to the podium, the Ravens FO is going to collectively step over my dead body and select...Breshad Perriman." -- Me, the day before the 2015 Draft

    BP '17 (post Maclin rev): 65 of 115 for 1050 and 8

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    Re: 2018 Draft Thread -- because the "off-season" is when you get better!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mizerooskie View Post
    You beat me BPR!

    I had a 'players to watch' post and a Clemson prospect primer saved and ready to go. Have to post those tomorrow now, I guess.
    Sorry to have stolen your thunder, my draft brother!
    "The Ravens are not taking Jimmy Smith at 26!" -- Me, the day before the 2011 Draft

    "On their way to the podium, the Ravens FO is going to collectively step over my dead body and select...Breshad Perriman." -- Me, the day before the 2015 Draft

    BP '17 (post Maclin rev): 65 of 115 for 1050 and 8

    @BigPlayReceiver





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