National Championship Game Will Feature Our #1 Pick

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  1. miamirw

    miamirw Pro Bowler

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    Roquan Smith of Georgia or Rashaan Evans of Alabama

    Either of these ILB's combined with Raquan McMillan next year will immediately upgrade our biggest hole on defense.

    Our defense's inability to cover tight ends killed us last year.

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    My simulated 2018 Mock Draft:

    11: R1P11
    LB RASHAAN EVANS
    ALABAMA

    42: R2P10
    QB LAMAR JACKSON
    LOUISVILLE

    73: R3P9
    TE HAYDEN HURST
    SOUTH CAROLINA

    113: R4P11
    G MAEA TEUHEMA
    SE LOUISIANA

    131: R4P29
    FS VAN SMITH
    CLEMSON

    187: R6P9
    C AUSTIN GOLSON
    AUBURN

    224: R7P5
    RB KALEN BALLAGE
    ARIZONA STATE

    230: R7P11
    OT ZACHARY CRABTREE
    OKLAHOMA ST

    Try it yourself: https://fanspeak.com/ontheclock/draft.php
     
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    Notre Dame didn't make the championship this year.
     
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    But we've got KIKO!
     
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    You gotta do the work on that one if it's not obvious what I meant.
     
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    Oh? Guess we are not going to let the draft process play out this year.
     
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    I'd love me some of that Georgia LB ..but I remember hearing he's a mortal lock to go top 10. Is there a chance he slides to 11 now??
     
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    florida state made the national championship?
     
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    I've seen Smith going anywhere from 9 to the 20's. The irish post means he's talking about Nelson who I highly doubt we'd draft if he was there but he won't be there anyway.
    As far as Smith, he will be there at 11 and we will NOT draft him. Mark my words

    Ozzy rules!!
     
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    lol......it is possible that we could draft James just because everything is possible. This sucks, having to wait more almost 4 months for the draft

    Ozzy rules!!
     
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    Awsi Dooger A True Fan

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    Greatly prefer Evans over Smith.

    Naturally bigger frame. 5 Star not 4 Star. Much more versatile including edge rush capability.

    Besides, I love ultra confident competitors and Evans' decision to spurn hometown Auburn in favor of arch rival Alabama at the last minute has always stood out to be, given the immense backlash he knew he would face.
     
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    Phinatic8u Adam ****ing Gase

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    In no way is a undersize WLB going in the top 10..Not happening.

    He's a mid to late 1st rounder..
     
  14. Phinatic8u

    Phinatic8u Adam ****ing Gase

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    James has a chance to be there..I'm getting gitty..
     
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    There has been some discussion about Evans by some well regarded Fin followers/ fans. I just don't see it.
     
  16. outlawd2u

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    What is this 5 star vs 4 star nonsense? I've seen others mention this too, and it's the most irrelevant thing I've ever heard of when evaluating a player entering the draft. Patrick Willis, and Luke Keuchly were both 3 star recruits, players can vastly improve from HS to college then Vastly improve from college to the pros. The same can be said in reverse as well... 5 star recruits who don't amount to anything. Ronald Curry was a 5 star abd widely regarded as a better prospect than Michael Vick going into college, with people saying he could be the first person to play in the NFL and the NBA and then did didly squat at UNC in both sports.
     
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    Underneath coverage has doomed this franchise for sometime.
     
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    I suggest you never wager on anything.
     
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    That would be awesome. I'd prefer James over Evans but either one would be fine.
     
  20. FinfanInBuffalo

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    I suggest you stay away from player evaluation. The comparison to wagering and player evaluation in the NFL is weak.
     
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    What does that have to do with anything that was said? Lol you just flat out don't make any sense in your arguments.
     
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    He's right guys. Hold all opinions of the draft until immediately before we pick.
     
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    Quenton Nelson I don't care about the position he plays the guys a stud trade down if need be.
     
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    Oh wow I'm way out of the loop lol
     
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    Smith or Evans could be products of the defensive scheme. I'd hate to get these guys and have Burke be unable to properly use their talents. I suppose we need to find LBers who would excel in the wide 9 defense.
     
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    James is a freak...a legit size/weight athlete that few can match (if you add in his football ability that number would be smaller). I was hard on James at some points this season, but it has a lot to do with Fisher and being one foot out the door most of the season and C. Kelly being a piss poor DC. James is an A+ SS an A- FS and an A+ hybrid. He is one of a few players that can come on day one like he did at FSU and have an impact. He's a dude.

    Also, this stuff about production...Ramsey was questioned as well and he is only the best young CB in the NFL...All-pro year 2.
     
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    Can't go very wrong with either player but I think Matt Burke may have signaled something when he pointed out that they were really thin at safety to where they felt like they couldn't get creative in using T.J. McDonald as a hybridized LB/S type of player. Plans for him this way would also explain why they were so quick to sign McDonald to a big extension.

    There's a chance they legitimately thought when McDonald came off suspension they'd have a three safety package featuring Nate Allen, T.J. McDonald, and Reshad Jones.

    Nate Allen got hurt and he's going to leave the team in the off season. So there's a void at safety if this is the way they're thinking.
     
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