Nearly 70% of the Earth is covered by water...the rest is covered by Gerod Holliman.
I loved Young coming out, I do not want him as a Dolphin after seeing his cry-baby act in Tenn.
So where do we draft and what is our final record?
Some will probably say it's way too early, I disagree. This season is done. If we play our ***** off we get to 9-7, 10-6 at best. Not happening fellas.
I think we finish 6-10, or 7-9. Which is a bit disheartening for me considering I predicted a 10-6, 11-5 season.
I think that puts us around 12-15 draft wise.
I would love to make a block buster trade and go get A. Luck. But unfortunately that is just not realistic. Either the Bills or Carolina will have the first pick, and they both need a Franchise QB. Though the Bills seem to like Fitzpatrick, and have a ton of holes to fill, I still don't see them trading with their division rivals, and giving us a true Franchise QB. Carolina needs a QB so bad, I bet they try and trade up with the Bills...LOL
So, Here is our conundrum, do we take Ingram, who is a safe pick IMO, or do we trade down and get more picks?
Mallet may also be available when we pick, but he has too many ?'s for me. I want a sure thing in the first, or a trade down to get a couple more picks.
The regression of the OLine really screws with the 5 yr plan. They've got to find quality interior linemen, whether it be in the draft or free agency.
I don't think you go RB or QB in the first. Unless a running back possesses some transcendent skills like the speed of Chris Johnson or the overall beastlyness of Peterson you don't take 'em in the first round. And the QB is Henne for another year assuming Sparano and Ireland stick around. Being a Carolina boy I like Robert Quinn, but I'm guessing once he hits the camps he'll become a top 5 pick again. Hes another Peppers, speedy, massive, and generally impossible to stop one on one. Here's to hoping the NCAA stink stays with him and teams avoid him because of it. Not likely though....
With this crew running the show its impossible to predict who they'll pick early. The concept seemed to be OL/DL year one, WR/CB year two, LB year three.....so safety in year four? I can't see Ireland taking a safety with a first round pick though.
In the first we HAVE to go with a playmaker. Either a pass rusher or a WR/TE/QB. We sorely lack difference makers on this team. Can the DE you mentioned play OLB in a 3-4? If not I seriously doubt we take him since DL is one of the few positions we are set at and we just drafted one first last year.
Berger hasn't been that bad at the center position. The real position of need right now along the OL is at LG. Incognito is horrible. He's the slowest puller I've ever seen and much of the time he wiffs on the block at the end of his pulls. Unfortunately I don't think there are any guards that have a high first round grade in the draft so we're probably looking at another free agent or another Jerry type picked up in the mid rounds.
If we pick around 10 I don't think QB or RB is going to be the pick. We're probably looking at another front 7 defensive player or a WR.
Berger isn't setting the league on fire, but he is definitely a good C. Incognito...I have never seen such a terrible pulling guard. I mean it, NEVER. He needs to be replaced. I ant Mankins there at LG. I doubt NE lets him go though. Garner was pretty impressive replacing Smiley last year, so maybe he comes back healthy and we pick up a FA or draft a guy in the 3-4th round. I see a couple of nice OG prospects in the 3-4th this year.
This draft needs to focus mostly on Offense. Speed WR, RB, #1 TE. Not in that order, but all those are positions of dire need.
I would take Ingram at 12-15 all day. He doesn't have the Speed of Chris Johnson, or the "beastlyness" of AP, but what he does have is great Vision. Better Vision than both those guys. He is plenty fast enough, good burst, nice lateral quickness, and GREAT vision. Ingram is about as close to a lock for a great NFL career as anyone in that draft range.(Per OUR needs)
I will say this, if we draft another DLine guy with our first pick, I'll be purchasing a new big screen, cause I'll put my foot right through that SOB. This team needs offense badly.
The real reason I like Ingram for our pick, is it makes the most sense. If you can give me a better prospect, that also fills one of our offensive needs, and is likely available when we pick(say between 11-16) I would listen. Right now I can't find a better pick. Obviously if we trade down or up that would change. I am just being as realistic as I can be.
Edit: After watching those few highlights, Powell seems what I remember. He runs a little too upright for my liking. He has good burst, and you could be right he may be worth a mid-late round pick. On those big runs though, he really only showed good vision on one. The others were just gaping holes, and the 85 yarder was simply horrid tackling. I won't judge him on a single highlight reel though.
Last edited by FinFan 13; 11-25-2010 at 08:52 PM.