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  1. I usually agree 100%, but we are very badly in need of a mainstay on the interior. Mewhort is unsigned, his knee may be shot, and he’s reportedly contemplating retirement. Kelly has missed an inordinate amount of time in ih first two years, and almost all of last year. And Jeremy Vujnovich was probably our best interior lineman. We need to overpay the heck out of Norwell if he hits the open market! PS: I wonder if he and Mewhort are good friends...
  2. I agree, but i think that coverage ability is important in both positions...
  3. Lol, the two are fairly precise opposites...
  4. Re-signed Players: Mewhort, Desir, Vinitieri, Moncrief, Bostic, Mingo, Swoope Key Additions: OG Andrew Norwell (Panthers), LB Todd Davis (Broncos), RB Charles Sims III (Bucs) CB Deshawn Shead (Seahawks ), WR Albert Wilson (Chiefs), S Cody Davis (Rams) Key Losses: Melvin, Gore, Butler, Aiken I re-signed more Colt FAs than I had originally predicted (Mewhort, Moncrief, and Bostic) to be bridges to developmental players. I finally came around to Mewhort due to the realization that Isaiah Wynn will not be available to us in Round 2 (I think he’ll get snagged in the back part or Round 1). I’ve listed Norwell, but if we miss out on him (I’m starting to believe he’ll be tagged), we’ll have to sign the best interior OL we can find (Brandon Fusco would be my guess). Not the best year for that. I had originally re-signed Melvin to be our #1 CB, but I felt it was too much reliance upon injured players at the position. Todd Davis could be a real star at Will LB as we move to a predominantly 4-3 scheme. Mapping LBs to the 4-3, I re-signed Bostic to be the starting MLB until my mike-of-the-future draftee (spoiler alert) is ready. Since many have noted how we are moving to Seattle-style CBs, I now have two ex-Seahawks competing for the starting CB role opposite Wilson (who I really hope is ready). Draft: Trade-Down – Being conservative and not predicting an aggressive trade. The trade down to the Jets will net us a 2nd and a 4th. This seems like the least we’d get, but we’re only going down a few picks and we still pick up the player we wanted anyway. So, it’s all free picks for us… 1-6) Bradley Chubb, OLB, NC St. – Can’t pass up a top pass-rusher. They are too hard to obtain. 2-36) Darius Leonard, LB, South Carolina St. – Only a few draftniks are projecting this high of a rise for Leonard, but I see a Tyus Bowser-like bump for him. He was probably the biggest Senior Bowl winner. I see him as our MLB of the future, and Bostic will bridge the gap until he’s ready. 2-37) Equanimeous St. Brown, WR, Notre Dame – We need a down-the-field threat who can also win contested catches. This is Moncrief’s role, but I double up to help ensure a successfully rebuilt WR corps. 3-67) Tyrell Crosby, OT, Oregon – Hard to figure where Crosby will be selected. I’ve seen him recently in the 1st and recently in the 5th. He needs some NFL strength and conditioning, as he has a sloppy body. But he’s a very natural pass protector who also has a knack for run blocking. I’m a Denzell Good fan, but he can’t stay healthy (and maybe he’s not athletic enough for the new Philly-style system), and Crosby could be a LT Heir Apparent who plays RT early in his career. 4-106) Josh Allen, RB, Notre Dame – Some running back will fall in such a strong year for the position. Allen’s a big, powerful back with the speed and quickness to hit big runs. He might have more pass protection potential than other options. He’s been inconsistent with his vision through the middle, which helps him fall to here. Sometimes he looks phenomenal at this, though… 4-109) Alex Cappa, OL, Humboldt St. – He showed a lot at the Senior Bowl. I see him as an athletic guard option, which is the favored type for the Philly-style offense. He might be buried on the depth chart at first, but he has starting potential relatively early in his career. 5-142) Kentavius Street, DT, North Carolina St. – We need some more of the penetrating interior rushers on our line. Street showed that in spades at the East-West Shrine game. Purely a depth option for the time being, but this is the one addition on the DL to try and fit the new system better. 6-181) Natrell Jamerson, S, Wisconsin – One of the stars of the East West Shrine game. This is the second attempt to improve the FS position to bridge the gap until Hooker is back. If all goes well, Jamerson could be the Melvin Bullitt we had during the Bob Sanders days… 7-221) Dane Cruikshank, CB, Arizona – A fourth Seattle-style CB for the boundary. I like our slot options with Hairston and Moore, and hopefully competition on the outside will give us a good duo. So there you have it friends and neighbors. As tempting as it is to predict much more in Free Agency and draft trades, the reality is that we won’t be able to get everything done this year. Here’s my projected 53-man depth chart: WR: Moncrief TE: Doyle, Daniels LT: Castonzo, Haeg LG: Mewhort, Vujnovich, C: Kelly RG: Norwell, Cappa RT: Crosby, Good TE: Travis Slot: Hilton, Rogers WR: Wilson, St. Brown QB: Luck, Brissett RB: Mack, Sims III, Allen, Turbin Offense 23 DE: Sheard, Hunt NT: Woods, Stewart DT: Hankins, Anderson, Street Rush DE: Chubb, Basham SAM: Simon, Walker Mike: Bostic, Leonard, George Will: Davis, Mingo CB: Wilson, Cruikshank FS: Davis, Green, Jamerson Nickel: Hairston, Moore SS: Geathers, Farley CB: Desir, Shead Defense 27 PK: Vinitieri P: Sanchez LS: Rhodes ST 3 PUP: Hooker Notable cuts: LeRaven Clark (flamed out as an OT and doesn’t fit the Philly-style OG), Ridgeway (not enough of a penetrating style for the 4-3), Swoope (not Ballard’s baby, so he loses out to Travis).
  5. I’ve got Darius Leonard in the same slot in my current mock. i see him as our Mike inthe new system...
  6. Colts hire Frank Reich [Merge]

    Very happy. Even though I was trying really hard, i was unable to stomach McDouchiels...
  7. McDaniels rejects Colts.

    Didn’t like the “hire” because he was such a *. I was starting to warm to it, but he pulled the douchiest move since the last douchy Patriot move. He really fits in in NE...
  8. Y’know, I’ve been doing some research on this, and I think you’re right on this one. Carolina has no other big FAs, so they’ll make Norwell a top priority. It seems like they have a lot of dollars tied up in the line, but there are other teams that have way more. Carolina has $25M tied up in its top 4 OL next year. Dallas has $46M, and Philly has $42.5M...
  9. Jacksonville (+7.5) at New England (1-21-18)

    just once I'd like to see the refs NOT give a big game to NE...
  10. I hate predicting trades, but we seem more than 50% likely to trade our pick. My non-blockbuster trade is with the Broncos, we get their 2nd and one of their 3rds (they should get a 3rd round compensatory) to move down 2 spots. 1) Bradley Chubb, OLB, NC St. 2) Isaiah Wynn, OG, Georgia 2) Tyrell Crosby, OT, Oregon. Didn't expect to take an OT this early, but I recently fell in love with Crosby and think he could be a LT heir apparent and a competitor for the RT spot. 3) Trey Quinn, WR, SMU. He's Cooper Kupp with speed. 3) Josh Allen, RB, Notre Dame. A young Frank Gore. 4) Daurice Fountain, WR, Northern Iowa. THE star of the EW Shrine game. Mayock says he's fast and quick. 5) Chris Worley, ILB, Ohio St. Mayock says he was always in the right place at EW Shrine. 6) Natrell Jamerson, FS, Wisconsin. 7) Curtis Cothran, 5-Tech DL, Penn St.
  11. Isaiah Wynn has been my top OG choice outside Round 1 for some time. If you didn’t pay attention to his size, you’d think he’d be a 1st round OT (he played LT for Georgia). But he’s 6’2”, which makes him an NFL OG...
  12. Yep, they bet on Turner, but Norwell ended up the All Pro. Guess they made a mistake...
  13. The timing element can’t be overlooked on this one. As contracts come up, they have to make inividual descisions on them. Early extensions can be risky, because you lack the foresight of the player’s final year (are they going to tear their ACL or have a career year like Norwell?). Plus, you don’t don’t take advantage of his most economical year (an experienced player on a cheap contract) if you extend them early. I would assume that when they had a ton of cap space tied up on the OL, they were hoping something would happen to make Norwell affordable. Instead, he had a career year and they’ll lose him...
  14. The other ones were paid first, while he was on his rookie contract. Having performed so well, they now can’t afford him ...