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  1. As I stated above, I traded back from 34 with the Titans for 51 and 82, which is about equal value according to the trade value chart ;)
  2. Finally had some time to try my first mock of this year and I think it turned out quite well. Traded back from the top of the second to the mid-second, picking up another 3rd rounder. 26: R1P26 EDGE BRIAN BURNS FSU Out of all the EDGE guys that could be there at 26, I like Burns the most, Oshane Ximenes is another guy I think would add some much needed pass rush if Burns is not there. 51: R2P19 OT DALTON RISNER KANSAS STATE After his strong senior bowl performance there are doubts he will be there in the mid-second, have seen him mocked from the late first to the late second. Lack of a clear position might cause him to fall a little bit (wishful thinking on my part). 59: R2P27 CB AMANI ORUWARIYE PENN STATE Oruwariye is a perfect fit for our scheme IMO, great ball skills, excels in zone coverage. If we want to continue playing as much zone as we did last season, this should be the pick in case we go corner early. 82: R3P18 WR JJ ARCEGA-WHITESIDE STANFORD I doubt Ballard takes a receiver with one of our first 2 picks, Whiteside would be good value in the third, he doesn't have the pure speed of Brown or Samuel, but is a pretty good route runner already, getting separation without top end speed and can make the contested catch consistently. I can see him being a red-zone weapon for Luck, taking some pressure off of Ebron in that regard. (Obviously Deon Cain might have to say something about that as well, but you really can't count on a guy coming off of an ACL) 89: R3P25 S AMANI HOOKER IOWA I expect us to tender Farley and bring back Geathers on a short term deal, while letting Mitchell walk. But even with Farley and Geathers back, Safety remains a need. Especially if you consider that we run a lot of nickel and dime packages, Amani Hooker would provide depth and the traits required of a SS next to our other Hooker. Run support and coverage on short and intermediate routes, while Malik can be the centerfielder he was projected to be. 129: R4P27 DL KHALEN SAUNDERS WESTERN ILLINOIS I think that with the depth of the interior DL class, Ballard can afford to wait maybe longer than most predict to get help there, guys like Renell Wren and Saunders are disruptive players inside that can be had in round 3 or 4 (their stock is rising after the senior bowl showing however), while some of the predicted 1st or 2nd rounders like Dexter Lawrence or Dre'Mont Jones could struggle getting pressure at the next level. 135: R4P33 WR TERRY MCLAURIN OHIO STATE McLaurin is the kind of prospect that's just meant to be drafted by Ballard. Yes, he's had his problems with drops, but he's got the speed, route running ability, IQ and leadership skills. Originally from Indianapolis, he was one of the leaders with the Buckeyes last year and his eloquence in interviews reminded me of a Nyheim Hines interview on GMF I watched this season. With him being compared to Nate Burleson and him being mentioned as a future CEO, I can absolutely see Ballard making this pick. I didn't include Round 5-7, because even rounds 3 and 4 seem to be a shot in the dark before the combine, there really is no way to foresee how things will shake out exactly, tried to get the value of the players right to a certain degree however. While Wren was there on the board in the fourth for example, I don't think he will be in reality, so I took Saunders instead.
  3. Grant and Pascal actually are both in the TOP 5 of qualifying receivers in run blocking according to PFF, Grant being No. 1 with a 89.9 grade... While PFF certainly has its flaws, that's encouraging to see and could translate to some good runs once we can get past the line of scrimmage in the run game ^^ - TY on the other hand is one of the worst run blockers in the league, so there's that ;) - I'm also on board of the "wait and see"-train concerning the WR spots, if noone emerges, I have no doubt that Ballard will address the need in the offseason, either through the draft or through free agency. Interesting fact: If you take Vinny out of the equation, we actually are the youngest team in the NFL tied with the Bengals at 25.2 years.
  4. PureLuck

    With Keanu Neal out for year, how about....

    Because he's only played 5 years in the league, is 26 years old and therefore in his best years football-wise... he tore his bicep 2 years ago and missed six games because of that, he missed an additional 4 games in 5 years, but no he definitely didn't have a major injury at any time... I'm asking you: why are you pretending Reid still being out there has anything to do with his capabilities on the field or his injury history, while the main reason for him still being out there is so painfully obvious?
  5. PureLuck

    Breaking News: Jack Mewhort set to Retire

    Agree 100% on Mewhort, but to be honest, i can think of one person specifically who got pretty far by doing just that ;)
  6. https://coltswire.usatoday.com/2018/05/31/indianapolis-colts-reach-injury-settlement-mike-cirino/
  7. PureLuck

    Quenton Nelson

    Very good call in November!
  8. Is it ok to be * now? I trust Ballard, but I expected more, way more...
  9. PureLuck

    Predict a 1st Round Trade

    Seattle trades 18 for Minnesota's 30 and 62.
  10. Round 1 A - Roquan Smith LB B - Tremaine Edmunds LB C - Bradley Chubb DE Round 2a A - Josh Jackson CB B - Isaiah Oliver CB Round 2b A - Will Hernandez G B - Maurice Hurst DT Round 2c A - Ronald Jones RB B - James Daniels C/G Round 3 A - DJ Chark WR B - Lorenzo Carter DE Round 4 A - PJ Hall DT B - Mike White QB Round 5 A - Genard Avery LB B - Tegray Scales LB Round 6 A - Antonio Callaway WR B - Tremon Smith CB Round 7 A - Marquez Valdes-Scantling WR B - Foye Oluokun LB UDFA A - Jaylen Dunlap CB B - Chad Kanoff QB C - Khalid Hill FB
  11. With the 124th pick, the Kansas City Chiefs select Scott Quessenberry, C, UCLA @Finball Titans are on the clock!
  12. Don't think 4th is too early for him, like him a lot... With the 122nd pick, the Kansas City Chiefs select Kevin Toliver II, CB, LSU @stitches: Dolphins are on the clock!
  13. With the 120th pick, the Seattle Seahawks select Folorunso Fatukasi, DT, UConn @OffensivelyPC the Bills are on the clock!
  14. I'm not going to make it until my picks at 120, 122 and 124. I PM'd my picks to WarGhost and OffensivelyPC, I'd really appreciate if one of you could make them public once the Seahawks and Chiefs are on the clock!
  15. With the 86th pick, the Kansas City Chiefs select Rashaan Gaulden, CB, Tennessee @HectorRoberts Rams are on the clock!