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I'm expecting every one of us to make our own thread on this subject.  'Cause that's just how we roll!

 

First, I was afraid that the Colts would be obliged to take this route.  That enough of their wish list would already be taken, especially at the most desired positions, that trading down into the 2nd round would become a viable option.  And CB confirmed, he still had some of his cluster of 8 left, but when the Redskins made the offer, it was ok to take it, and pick up a 2nd round pick in 2020.  I figured Christian Wilkins would come off the board before our pick.  But when Dexter Lawrence was taken at 17, I became more certain that trading down was in the cards.

 

So, of my My Guys List, who is still on the board that could be taken today?

Byron Murphy, CB, Washington

A.J. Brown, WR, Mississippi

Taylor Rapp, S, Washington

Irv Smith, TE, Alabama

Dre'Mont Jones, DL, Ohio State

Rock Ya-Sin, DB, Temple

Vosean Joseph, OLB, Florida

Parris Campbell, WR, Ohio St

Joe Jackson, DE, Miami

Julian Love, CB, Notre Dame

David Edwards, T, Wisconsin

Deebo Samuel, WR, South Carolina

Terry McLauren, WR, Ohio St

Amani Hooker, S, Iowa

Jaquan Johnson, S, Miami

JoJuan Williams, CB, Vanderbilt

 

Crossing fingers for tonight!  (CB, don't trade out of 34)

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5 minutes ago, Dr. T said:

No Jaylon Ferguson or Zach Allen?

Nope.  They didn't make my personal list.  Ferguson had eye-popping sack totals, but he underwhelmed at the Senior Bowl reportedly due to his insistence on using speed rush only, and not dealing with strength and technique issues well.  Zach Allen felt to me like that classic "pretty good at everything, but not off the charts at anything" kind of guy that I tend to avoid.

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I’ve got a much shorter list of guys on the 2nd round list:

Irv Smith

Chase Winovich

Sean Bunting

Deebo Samuel

Justin Layne

Julian Love

Juan Thornhill

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I still wouldn't mind a big bodied IDL like Saunders. Quick and built like a tank. And dudes doing backflips at that size. Impressive 

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Guys I would love getting include Eric McCoy, OC/OG, CB Greedy Williams, WR AJ Brown, S Chauncey Gardner Johnson, WR Parris Campbell, WR Deebo Samuel, DT DreMont Jones. 

 

Or I'd be intrigued by a team wanting Drew Lock so much they're willing to deal their 2020 1st and maybe a 3rd this year for our 34th overall pick. 

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2 hours ago, Dr. T said:

No Jaylon Ferguson or Zach Allen?

Ferguson has almost no lateral agility, flexibility, or really much athleticism for the position. I see him falling to the late 3rd or early 4th. People like the "diamond in the rough" but he's far from that. He's a small school player with amazing production that has a high floor and a low ceiling.

 

Both Ferguson and Allen should be solid run defenders, but nothing special as pass rushers.

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