Discussion in 'NFL Draft Forum' started by DKphin, Apr 9, 2018.
In my opinion, James is the best of those players. So that's who I'd go with. Smith would be my #2 choice.
Trade back only far enough to ensure snagging LVE
"Trade back" is completely circumstantial. Without knowing the details of how far you're dropping and what your getting, it's impossible to know whether it's the correct move or not. Of the players, it's Smith or Vea for me.
I see that as a possibility.
Imo, this team needs to score. This teams needs a great offensive backfield, and weapons. We have trouble scoring. in addition, we can have injuries. What happens if Tannehill goes down again?
We are one of the teams that cannot afford to pass on a great QB prospect.
In addition, this is a great running back class. Drake is a phenom, but I think we need to add to that backfield. Make it even more scary. Add Michel, Chubb, RoJo. There are quite a few running backs in this class that are round one value imo, that are feature backs, that can carry the offense. I don't think we should pass on that. I think our offensive backfield is far from top 10 or scary.
Calvin Ridley would help, Michael Gallup, Dante Pettis. There are some really good receivers in this class. At TE, a big-catch radius guy like Fumagalli. We could use a RG and an OT. the main problem with this team was it could not score.
I wouldn't even mind Guice in the first, but that may be too early for him. Love Michel. You are right, there is absolutely no one to fear on offense. On defense either, if we are being honest.
I think Rudolph is a bit underrated. He doesn't have a strong arm, but I like his accuracy and his deep ball is nice. He also seems to have a good sense as to when to scramble and get some yards with his legs. It will be interesting to see how high he goes. I can see San Diego, New Orleans and Arizona taking him, maybe even New England.
Rudolph is severely underrated, and for two primary reasons: He outperformed everyone but Baker and Lamar, and he did it from the pocket, and two he is the cleanest prospect in the draft. That's what I want from a QB, great production, and no red flags, and that's why he is my #1 QB. The other QBs require a leap of faith, and I'm not a fan of that. They may turn out better, but I wouldn't know what facts that is based on.
Trade back if possible. We desperately need an additional 2nd round pick. Trading back would allow us to take LB, FS, and TE in the first 2 rounds, QB in 3rd, RB in 4th. I would be thrilled with that assuming they take good players obv.
I would prefer Vita Vea , But I am not opposed to a move down to grab another 2 or 3 round pick if is or even a 1 next year, I believe in getting as many top tier players on your squad , Injury, or emotions have claimed many, Dion Jordan , Jon Martin,most recently, So give the coaches more options .
James or Smith...Smith if we think we can land a Legit FS in the 2nd/3rd because we have Zero.
If not we take James he will make our defense much more versatile.
Take James. He’ll be a difference maker on day 1.
While trading back would allow for more picks to target positions that usually are not priorities at the top of the 1st round (LB, FS, TE, DT), the talent gap between James and the rest of the safeties is wide.
Smith if available, would look to trade back in the first 3 rounds but only if the value is in our advantage. Looking back at our last 2 drafts with Gase the first 3 rounds results have been mixed and our 4, 5, 6 round picks have contributed just about as much so there is safety in numbers for our drafting process.
with saying we need to score, I really think that a revamped OL should help that problem out just as much as a new weapon behind them. Look at the Broncos from years back, they churned out pro bowl running backs lord knows how many years straight. Everyback they swapped out looked great, do you really think they had that much luck with the draft? no it was an elite OL and scheme. In Ajayi's first game with the Eagles he broke off the 40+ yard td run I think and some eagles fans at work were gushing about him. I was like "look at the hole, Miami didn't give him those kind of holes, I (being a super fat out of shape almost 40 year old) could've ran through that hole and gotten at least 5-10 yards. OUr biggest deal is can T-Hill shake off rust and return to his old self towards the last 7/8 games of 2016. the question was, IF I'm GM, with those as my options, my pick is going to be
1...Trade down if we can stay in the teens and can pick up at least an early 3rd
2...Smith, if smith is the real deal and raekwon comes back healthy with no rust then I think itll up Kikos play also, he mentioned last year being caught out of position feeling like he needed to do too much. maybe he can earn his contract if he only worries about his on welf
3...James, I really don't know anything about him other than I read hes good, I didn't watch FSU at all due to the fact that one of my best friends is a loud mouth FSU fan who has made me never want to watch them.
4...Vea, don't want him but just listing what I would do in your scenario
5..McGlinchy, the only way I want an OL in the first is if its Nelson, solidify defense, If james leaves next year then we can worry about a Tackle in the first, I really don't want us to draft a backup QB to groom in the first, I would be livid with the fins if they drafted a Backup Tackle in the 1st round to groom. If you're drafting OL in first round, it is to be starter. If we draft him and James gets traded somewhere during the draft then I would be a little bit more okay with it. but QB is the only position in first round you draft to groom