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  1. 4 points
    First off.... ths is NOT a mock. Just my 32 best players. I don't do mocks, but I try to rate the top talent. Very little film study. Mostly going by the evaluators I respect most. I've done as many as four rounds per year. But this year, as I did last year, I'll only do one. Life has too many obsticles in the way. As I always do, I break down the round into a top-10, a bottom-10, and a middle-12. I'm rarely satisfied getting the right names into the first round projection, I'm tryng to get them into the right third of a round. I've had as many as 28 of 32 right names and as few as 24. So.... here we go.... 1. Nick Bosa DE Ohio State He's rated for me equally with Q. Williams, but gets the nod for the top spot based on the importance of the position he plays, DE over DT. 2. Quinnen Williams DT Alabama Second String last year; 2nd overall pick this year. Has anyone comes so far; so fast? 3. Josh Allen Edge Kentucky Can play OLB in a 3-4 or a DE in a 4-3. Is he Kahlil Mack 2.0? 4. Devin White LB LSU Can reportedly play MLB or the Will. Athletic and powerful. 5. Ed Oliver DT Houston Been a roller coaster ride. Start of the year; top-5. Middle of the year; top-15. Wowed at the combine has him back in the top-10 and my top-5. 6. Montez Sweat DE Mississippi State 6'6" 260; nearly 36' arms; 10 1/2 hands; 36' vert; 125" broad; 7.0 3-cone, And he has very good tape. Wow! 7. Kyler Murray QB Oklahoma The size makes him Russell Wilson, but far, far more athletic. Scary athletic. Baker Mayfield's rookie year gives Murray even more credibility. May go 1st overall. 8. Dwayne Haskins QB Ohio State Only one year as a starter. (Same with Murray) Always a big red flag. But he's a pocker passer. Pure arm talent. Are recent reports of dipping stock a smoke screen? 9. TJ Hockenson TE Iowa 6'5" 250 Best all around TE this year, and in the last few years. Comparison to Gronk may be somewhat overstated, but TJ is still a top-10 player. 10. Andre Dillard OT (LT) Washington State Consensus best LT in the draft, yet many have him 5-10 spots lower than I do. Whatever flaws he has are correctable. Positional value trumps all. 11. Devin Bush Will OLB Michigan Can also play MIKE, but some teams will view him as too small for the inside. Great athlete, great backer. And yet I often see him mocked lower. Not sure why? 12. Drew Lock QB Missouri Some say he has the best arm of this class. Others fear his 9" hands, well below average. Teams reportedly either love Lock, or are meh on him. 13. Jonah Williams OL Alabama Started for 3 years for Alabama. Played LT the last two years. He's 6'4", 302, and has 33 5/8" arms. Too small for LT at NFL level for some teams. But could play (start) any of the other 4 OL positions. He's that good. Many think he's the best OL in this draft. Not for me, but he's close. 14. Brian Burns DE/OLB Florida State One of my favorites this year. He and Sweat are what Ballard is looking for to be his RDE. Will Ballard trade up? Not likely, but we have reportedly shown considerable interest. 15. Jawan Taylor OT (RT) Florida Big and powerful. A pure right tackle and not a LT. Could play G if need be. His game is not finesse. You run hard behind guys like him. 16. Colin Ferrell DE Clemson He was top-10 eight to ten months ago. Not sure what he did wrong, but now I mostly seem him in the teen's or the 20's. But I think he's a RDE at the next level. 17. Jeff Simmons DT Mississippi State Can you believe Simmons and Sweat were on the same Bulldog Defensive Line?! Simmons has two strikes against him, otherwise, he'd be top-10, and perhaps even top-5. He blew up a knee in early February training for the combine. And 3 years ago, in high school, he beat up a girl who was reportedly bullying his sister. It's on videotape. Everyone says he was a good kid before the incident, and he's been perfect for the last 3 years since then. Saw a story this week saying everyone in the scouting community loves the kid and will back him as a great kid. Called a culture changer for your program. Jim Irsay, are you listening? Please? 18. Rashaan Gary DE/DT Michigan One of my least favorite players. Looks like Tarzan, plays like Jane. Tremendous tools and mostly under-achieving tape. Where are the results? Teams will gamble on his great, raw, and mostly untapped talent. 19. Noah Font TE Iowa Font and Hockenson, the two top tight ends both on the same team. Nice for Iowa. If Hockenson is the pure tight end, then Font is the more receving option. He'd compare more to Ebron in style (minus the hands issue) 20. Christian Wilkins DT Clemson Measured smaller and heavier than expected at the combine. 6'3" and 315. Not 6'4" and 305. Does that scare anyone? Maybe. But he didn't test as well as expected. Does THAT scare anyone? Maybe. Read within the last week he's both a 3-tech AND now also a Nose Tackle. Hmm? Said by all to be great in the locker room. A natural team leader. A very Ballard-like guy. Been mocked well into the 20's for the better part of a month. Does he reach the Colts? 21. Cody Ford G/T Oklahoma Played at 340 this year, but showed up at the combine 10-12 pounds lighter. Can play both right tackle and inside at guard. But he's not a LT. 22. DK Metcalf WR Mississippi My first wide receiver appears. And I wouldn't be surprised if he falls to the 2nd round. Incredible body, incredible athlete EXCEPT, he's more a straight line runner with blazing speed. But he's not a sophisticaed rout runner. Runs a more limited rout treet. Raw. Needs polishing. Boom or bust? 23. Marquise Brown WR Oklahoma Some think he could've gone top-15 if not for a foot injury in early January. Very small. 5'9" and sub-170. Said to play bigger than his size. Compared favorably to DeSean Jackson. Can catch deep or take a short pass a long way. Field changer. Game changer. Good hands. 24. Greedy Williams CB LSU Best man corner in the draft. Tall and lean. Tested better than expected at the combine. Was thought to be possible top-10 pick eight to ten months ago. Stock has slipped by still a first round player for me. But not for everyone. 25. Demarcus Lawrence NT Clemson 6'4" 342 and that weight is down from his high in the 350's. Vince Wilfork 2.0? If he reaches us and we try to get him at 34, will New England let him get past them? Vince Wilfork 2.0! Some have questioned whether he's a scheme fit for the Colts. Said to be better in a 2-gap scheme, not our 1-gap. 26. Garrett Bradbury C North Carolina State Fast riser late in the draft process. Said to be the top center in what is reported to be a very good class of centers. 27. Johnathan Abram S Mississippi State Yet another stud defender from the 2018 Bulldog defense. He has supporters and detractors on ths website. But the Colts are reportedly high on him. Will they take a safety in the first round for 2nd time in Ballard's 3-years? Maybe. He'd be the strong to Hooker's free. 28. Chris Lindstrom G Boston College Could also slip into the top of the 2nd round. But I'm calling this the Quincy Nelson effect. You can improve your o-line with high quality guard play. Lindstrom reportedly tested through the roof at the combine. Advanced metrics off the chart. Scouts ran back to double check the tape. Colts said to be high on him too. 29. Deandre Baker CB Georgia High confident, highly competitive and highly successful corner. Has a fearless attitude. At 5'11" and 193, is he big enough to play outside? Or is he only an inside slot/nickle corner? Teams will differ on this. But he's an easy first round talent. 30. AJ Brown WR Mississippi A pro's pro. Not flashy, but he just gets the job done. I liken him to DeAndre Hopkins with Houston. The guy you want to look for on key 3rd downs. 31. Byron Murphy CB Washington Another corner with a lot of support on this website. He's another sub-6'0" corner who may only play in the slot. But he shutdown whoever he faced, so maybe he can play outside? Could slip into the 2nd round, but he's only my third corner on my board. Hard to see only two. 32. Chauncy Gardner-Johnson S Florida Just my second safety. If you don't like this choice, then pick someone else. But so far, only Abrams makes my list. And I don't see a draft with only one safety going in the first round. Some team will take another, and I picked CGJ for his all-around versatility. But it could be someone else. Close, but just missed: Josh Jacobs RB Alabama Jerry Tillery DT Notre Dame kaleb McGary OT Washington Erick McCoy OL Tex A&M Dalton Risner OL Kansas St Parris Campbell WR Ohio State N'Keal Harry WR ASU Rapp/Savage/Adderly S Various schools Rock Ya Sin CB Temple Daniel Jones QB Duke (Will someone trade up to take him at the bottom of the first round? Entirely possible) OK..... there's my board.... feel free to vent and give me your opinions. Happy to hear from all... Thumbs up or down? Bring it! We're now inside a week.... the excitement grows! I'll have more posts & threads in the next 6 days..... Thanks for checking out my board.... NCF
  2. 3 points
  3. 2 points
    Even though I am a Reds fan I don't like how few Cubs games I can see on Direct TV. I think their broadcasts are the best, both technically and the broadcasters. Rasiel Iglesias has figured it out. He started off rough but he has struck out the last 9 hitters he has faced in a span of his last three games. I hope he sits tomorrow.
  4. 2 points
    Yeah I’ve been following that news for a while. This will be their last season on WGN after such a long history on the channel, it’s too bad. I’m a diehard Cubs fan, if I have to pay to have the channel, then I guess I’ll pay....probably actually get to watch more games then I do now on Direct TV anyway!!!
  5. 2 points
    That's a relative term... it's not hard to be the best WR class in a while. The last few have been exceedingly poor. This is an OK class... but with not many 1st round WR's.... but a good number of WR's should go in R's 2, 3, 4, 5 and so on.... That's where the strength of this class is. Not R1. P.S. --- Oh, and welcome back! We've been expecting you! You've been missed!
  6. 2 points
  7. 2 points
    AJ Brown will have a better career. He is like Reggie. Metkalf is going to be a bust.
  8. 1 point
    We have plenty of weapons, but the teams we will face in January have better weapons. Our weapons are good enough to get us to January. Doubtful how much further we can go than that? What makes our offense go is this... 1. The scheme and play calling we run. 2. Andrew Luck, who makes everyone better. 3. Our offensive line, which makes everyone better. At receiver, after TY Hilton, we have a bunch of mostly questions marks. Even Funchess is a question mark until he proves himself as Ebron did a year ago. Super Bowl Caliber teams have much more talent than we do. At running back, after Mack, we have mostly question marks. Super Bowl Caliber teams have much moe talent than we do. At tight end, we have Doyle and Ebron. That's nice, but Doyle is a question mark untiil he proves his health and is back to form. Overall that's a lot of question marks for a team that wants to go to the Super Bowl. The other teams have much less. Many of the guys in this thread are JAGS. Just Another Guy. They'll do for now until we get better. But in the long-term we hope to get much better. Not sure how much better we get this year, but between the 19 draft, the 20 free agency and the 20 draft, we need more quality player makers than we currently have.
  9. 1 point
    Great! Sounds like we're making the same point? For a corner in a mostly zone scheme, they're fast enough, even thought no one would characterize them as fast.... Fair enough?
  10. 1 point
    KC followed the blue print Phil and Jax laid out (and even the Bengals early on) to double TY, and it worked. We played teams with crappy Os last year. This year we play 7 of the top 11 Os from last year. We can't afford to be shut down like KC did to us. If we get down early, we're one dimensional, and more times than not, we're going to lose. We have zero proven weapons receiving besides TY and Ebron (and Doyle if he can stay healthy) at this point.
  11. 1 point
    I don’t like to trade a first round pick and have to pay full price on a huge contract that Clark is demanding he receive. I’d say just stick with the process of getting your guy in the draft with the picks you have and develop them. Clark isn’t a generation type of player, he is just very good for the Seahawks at this point. I don’t like the idea.
  12. 1 point
    I do not know, could be Simmons may play at 3 tech, but maybe he doesn't appear to be a prototypical B gap shooter. He plays great against the run, and can handle/penetrate double teams. The 3 tech alignment avoids double teams. His pass rush move is a bull rush, that needs work. I feel Ed Oliver is a lot closer to Aaron Donald the Jeffrey Simmons. A real NFL scout / paid consultant read in a podcast what I wrote in a higher above post, this was just like he was reporting to a GM setting up a draft board. What else can I say?
  13. 1 point
    well, you went drama queen on the "insult" narrative. sorry to upset you. you should talk to someone about your obsession with drops and you inability to talk about your feelings.
  14. 1 point
    you just admitted to the enjoyment of pulling peoples chains. that's pretty much the definition of a troll. sorry if the word triggers you, or gets you bent.
  15. 1 point
    I can see Chloe6124's point of view. We have 11 WRs, 6 TEs and 4 RBs on the roster right now. Ballard evidently seen something in all of these players or they wouldn't be here. Just saying.
  16. 1 point
    I think that's a fascinating point to make, because the primary discussion we've been having all off-season as community is that we DON'T have enough weapons on this team. People want more wide receivers. People want more running backs. People want more tight ends. The Colts likely have the fewest quality weapons of any playoff caliber team. I confess your view is a head scratcher to me....
  17. 1 point
    If a wr is the BPA when we pick, Ballard will take him.
  18. 1 point
    I don’t think that is what the person is saying. What they are saying is if he doesn’t think a wide receiver is a first round pick he isn’t going to take them in the first round. From what I have heard none of the receivers this year are first round worthy. I do think they will take at some point or they would of already re signed Inman. i am fine not taking one at all. We have so many young guys. Lets see them develop. A draft pick is unproven just like Cain is. We already have so many weapons on this team.
  19. 1 point
    This is such a good point about Cain. He is basically a rookie. Not to mention Marcus Johnson got injured early also. So he is kind of a rookie also.
  20. 1 point
    Do some research. There are no WR with # 1 grades behind what there are at other positions. New age Colts fans are enamored with all offense. We will never win the SB thinking that way. The Colts has the #6 passing offense last yr with the receivers last yr. adding in Funchess who most on here underestimate and Doyle who missed half the season. Along with Cain. Who in case you all haven’t realized while having basically no NFL experience has more than any rookie coming into the league basically we have our WR draft pick as Cain. He is like drafting a WR this yr as a freebie Ballard will continue to build the trenches exactly like he had been telling us. He’s not going to reach on a WR PERIOD
  21. 1 point
    http://www.nfl.com/draft/2015/profiles/david-irving?id=2553233 https://mobile.twitter.com/dpbrugler/status/1108186873187454976?lang=en Ferguson and David Irving have some of the same or similar athletic testing numbers. Irvings file also said he might be too light to play inside. But he had no problem doing that once he became a pro.
  22. 1 point
    Maybe so. I haven’t watched tape, just read about the kid. Sounds legit. And the production always is high on my list.
  23. 1 point
    Will include picks up until Pick 26 and Pick 34 to show what the draft board is looking like with our first two picks. Round 1 1. ARI - QB Kyler Murray Oklahoma 2. SF - DE Nick Bosa Ohio State 3. CIN via NYJ - QB Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State 4. OAK - OLB/DE Josh Allen Kentucky 5. TB - DT Quinnen Williams Alabama 6. NYG - DE Montez Sweat Mississippi State 7. JAC - T Jawaan Taylor Florida 8. ATL via DET - DT Ed Oliver Houston 9. WAS via BUF - QB Drew Lock 10. DEN - ILB Devin White LSU 11. NYJ via CIN - OLB/DE Brian Burns Florida State 12. GB - TE T.J. Hockenson Iowa 13. MIN via MIA - OL Andre Dillard Washington State 14. DET via ATL - DE Rashan Gary Michigan 15. BUF via WAS - WR D.K. Metcalf Ole Miss 16. CAR - DE Clelin Ferrell Clemson 17. NYG - G/T Jonah Williams Alabama 18. MIA via MIN - C/G Garrett Bradbury NC State 19. BAL via TEN - LB Devin Bush Michigan 20. PIT - CB Byron Murphy Washington 21. NE via SEA - TE Noah Fant Iowa 22. TEN - DT Christian Wilkins Clemson 23. HOU - T Cody Ford Oklahoma 24. OAK - RB Josh Jacobs Alabama 25. PHI - CB DeAndre Baker Georgia 26. IND - DT Jeffrey Simmons Mississippi State Tillery might very well be the pick here, but Simmons is top 10 talent when healthy and is great value towards the end of the first round. As long as the ACL injury checks out with the medical staff and there are no evident setbacks, he would be a great snag at 26. 27. OAK - CB Greedy Williams 28. LAC - DL Jerry Tillery Notre Dame 29. KC – S Jonathan Abram Mississippi State 30. GB – WR Marquise Brown Oklahoma 31. NYG via LAR - QB Daniel Jones Duke 32. SEA via NE - S Nasir Adderley Delaware Round 2 33. ARI - WR AJ Brown Ole Miss 34. IND - S Darnell Savage Jr. Maryland Great ball skills and coverage IQ combined with great burst and acceleration in tackle pursuit. Would be a great fit in the secondary paired with Hooker. I think he has the potential to be the best safety prospect in this draft. Round 2 Pick 59: WR J.J. Arcega-Whiteside Stanford Big WR that can be another red zone threat for Luck. Strong hands and can box out the DB for the ball. Funchess and Whiteside on the outside with Hilton in the slot would be fun for Luck. Round 3 Pick 89: DT Renell Wren Arizona State With Simmons out for the year, Wren provides immediate help in the DL rotation. Wren and Simmons can develop into the future duo at DT and will provide great rotational DL depth. Round 4 Pick 129: DE Anthony Nelson Iowa Outstanding length at 6'7" and has great quickness to get around the edge. Good athlete that can learn to be a valuable 4-3 DE. Ballard preaches to have the DL two lines deep, adding Nelson, Wren, and Simmons gives us a deep DL for the future with Turay, Lewis, Ward, and Stewart. Round 4 Pick 134: T Chuma Edoga USC A great athlete for an OL and has promising traits to develop into a solid T. Great run blocker but needs pass blocking traits developed. He can be used in 6 OL packages for run formations and can take over for Castonzo when he develops better pass protection. Round 5 Pick 164 - TE Foster Moreau LSU A great run blocker that can develop into the Jack Doyle role. Ebron and Doyle are on the last year of their contracts. I think Ebron will be brought back as he loves playing here with Luck, but they might move on from Doyle due to age and injuries. Reich also loves his TEs so he will still find a role in this offense as a TE3. Round 6 Pick 199 - Benn Burr-Kirven Washington Small size but has great instincts and football IQ. Had 94 solo tackles and led the nation with 176 tackles. At the very least he can be a solid special teamer and depth LB. Round 7 Pick 240 - CB Isaiah Wharton Rutgers I do not think CB is a major need in this draft for the Colts but grabbing one on Day 3 is a good idea for depth. Can be a solid CB4 or CB5 and would prevent us from seeing Milton trying to cover. Milton should be strictly special teams.
  24. 1 point
    After reading this thread, I'm 90% sure it's gonna happen. Really, who knows, but if you're keeping track, Ballard says all sorts of contradictory things.
  25. 1 point
    I hate to see this. The kid ran his heart out for Stanford in 2017. He’s Leveon Bell on steroids as far as his importance to that team. Should have come out for the draft then. Stuck it out for the team in 2018 and was saddled with a diminished O line and diminished overall talent and then got his draft status crushed by an ACL tear in their final game. If this isn’t a poster situation for doing what is best for yourself, I don’t know what is. He’s a big time talent and a great kid. I hope he heals and is able to pursue his dream, wherever that might lead him.
  26. 1 point
    We will see come draft day but i still dont see it. Not with high picks. If he does i think he will go mid range and look for high talent guys who slid. Same kind of thing he did with Deion Cain. When Ballard was in Chicago i dont think they ever spent much on the corner position. Theres no law saying you cant but i dont see it coming.
  27. 1 point
    I just saw on NFL network that the Jets would like to "move down and pick up the 2nd round pick they traded to THE COLTS." (I had to laugh) I am not saying we should but wouldnt it be funny to fleece them again with their own pick!? Just for laughs, our 1st (#26), our 2nd (#34! and their original pick), one of our 4th round picks and ....: a couple shrimp cocktails from St Elmo's. Then there is the question of who we'd take. Or does Ballard pull a Kevin Costner and trade it to the Raiders for ALL 3 of their 1st rounders? Chris Ballard. International man of mystery and GM of the Century.
  28. 1 point
  29. 1 point
    it's easy to make you look foolish with a few links and a few paragraphs. sometimes it's almost worth it. but, glad you admit you're nothing more than a troll.
  30. 1 point
    Good list @NewColtsFan..... and I must admit, seeing Burns at #14 along with your comment, stokes my hopes that Ballard will indeed trade up for him if Burns reaches the 10-15 range. The talking heads are all over the place with his projection.... I'd love for us to have a shot at drafting him. It would likely cost us the #26 and #59 picks and then some.... or some sort of Brissett package to get there, but I'd be fine with a trade-up if it's going to solidify our pass rush. Anyways.... thanks for the effort... 5 days and counting!
  31. 1 point
    @2006Coltsbestever Forgot to mention that the RSN will be rebranding themselves over the summer
  32. 1 point
    The Dodgers tried something similar and it did not go well since no one carried them
  33. 1 point
    Thanks I didn't know. I do have U-Verse so I will just have to see how it plays out I guess. I can always follow their games on the Internet too. I have been able to watch all the Cubs games during their great run from 2015-2018 at least.
  34. 1 point
    The Cubs are starting their own network and the affiliation with NBCChicago and ABC7 are being terminated It will(could) be unavailable on WNDY and WTVW and it is not clear whether it will be carried by DirecTV, Dish, or any major cable companies if they do for most of Indiana it would be only available RSN packages and Extra Innings
  35. 1 point
  36. 1 point
    We relied on the Yu to get above .500 and we failed but the bats were
  37. 1 point
    I never liked him to begin with.
  38. 1 point
    saying not taking any certain position in the 1st is DUMB.
  39. 1 point
  40. 1 point
    And after you talk to him, give me a chance to match or beat! Seriously, I’d be interested as well. Thanks
  41. 1 point
    Exactly, and he has talked about getting to the QB and creating pass rush being the primary concerns. I'd be surprised if one of the first 2 picks weren't on the dline
  42. 1 point
  43. 1 point
    I voted Jacobs, but the guy who is really off my list is Jachai Polite.
  44. 1 point
    Crazycolt1, Once again, you are embarrassing yourself. ????????????
  45. 1 point
    It was a package deal they did. I received around 10 or 12 newspapers i think that spanned the playoffs thru the super bowl. REALLY COOL. Front page artwork, good stories and stats and as silly as it sounds i really enjoyed the ads. Bunny bread, etc (haha) I also got three or 4 nice posters that were made from front page pics. The One of dungy and peyton is my favorite. I also have a REALLY cool pic of a VERY young peyton, marvin, and james hanging out sitting against a wall. I think it was from sports illustrated. My fave tho is my autographed johnny U pic signed to me personally. A bird hday present from my oldest brother.
  46. 1 point
    Questioning professionals that watch hundreds of hours of film, they talk face to face with the prospects and then calling them terrible the same day they are drafted is stupid. Beyond stupid
  47. 1 point
  48. 1 point
    Metcalf is a high risk prospect that could easily bust. AJ Brown was far more productive at Ole Miss.
  49. 1 point
    Agreed! None of those are failure situations Or nightmare situations
  50. 1 point
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