With the draft fast approaching here is my one and only mock. I incorporated some trades in my mock
this year because Ballard always seems to trade and I also think he will try to acquire more picks. My
trades are reasonable and provide value.( I think)
Round 2: trade pick 34 to Browns for pick 41 and 115, select Denzel Mims, wr Baylor.
Round 2: trade pick 44 to Falcons for pick 47 and 119, select A.J. Terrell, cb Clemson.
Round 3: pick 75, Brycen Hopkins, te Purdue.
Round 4: pick 115, Calvin Throckmorton, ol Oregon.
Round 4: pick 119, Akeem Davis-Gaither, lb Appalachian St.
Round 4: pick 122, Trevis Gipson, de, Tulsa.
Round 5: pick 160, Parnell Motley, cb Oklahoma.
Round 6: pick 193, Terrell Burgess, s, Utah
Round 6: pick 197, Steven Gonzales, og, Penn St.
Well, what do you think, I know the glaring omission in my draft is qb, but I just can't see spending a draft pick
on a player, regardless of who he may be, that doesn't have anymore potential than Chad Kelly. Lots of defense
in my draft, and 2 o-linemen to try to soften the loss of Haeg. My favorite pick would be Motley, the dude can
flat out play.
Hey, I'm sorry Archer, I've been meaning to respond to your post, but life has been crazy the last few days... You make an interesting point that I'd like to address. And much of what I'm about to write I'm paraphrasing from an NFL.com article from earlier in the week, so it's not just me saying what I'm about to say, it's NFL people too...
The reason to delay the draft? Optics, how it will look to millions.
As I'm sure you know, the worst of the Virus is expected to hit in Mid-April. NFL execs are worried that the worst death toll numbers will be the headlines on every newscast, on every newspaper around the country during that time. How does it look if in 30 NFL cities, the news anchors are talking about the days top story --- record numbers of Carona deaths, and suddenly one says.... "Now here's Bob to tell us about team's newest draft choice!"
The optics would be horrible. That's why many withing the NFL wanted this moved at least into May and hopefully out of the window of the worst virus news. The twin headlines would be the worst. But Goodell has ruled and I'm sure you noticed that he asked NFL Execs to stop talking about it in the press. You don't often hear/read that from Goodell. I hope Goodell is not making a terrible mistake. We'll soon find out. I know people are starving for some fun and good news, but the timing couldn't be worse, and that's the reason to move it, even if only two 2-3 weeks. But that's not happening....
Again, sorry for the delay in getting back to you....