NFL Draft Rd.1: Discussion, Rumors, Rumblings, Spoilers Gamethread

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Dogman

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Use this thread for discussion between picks, tweets, rumors, rumblings, etc.

Spoilers allowed in this thread.

Enjoy round 1.
 

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I dont get no spoilers threads when we've spent literally months trying to get advance word of who will be drafting who.

I likely will be camped here :)
 

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I'm going with spoilers this year, so I'll be here.

What/how is everyone watching? I have an affection for The Draft Network, but I'm not sure where they're broadcasting. Absent that, I'll probably go with Bleacher Report. Any other suggestions?

I think of the draft as a quiz: can I pick the players that the Pats would like?

Why did the Pats leak that they liked Fields? I don't get why they wouldn't like him...
 

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I'm going with spoilers this year, so I'll be here.

What/how is everyone watching? I have an affection for The Draft Network, but I'm not sure where they're broadcasting. Absent that, I'll probably go with Bleacher Report. Any other suggestions?

I think of the draft as a quiz: can I pick the players that the Pats would like?

Why did the Pats leak that they liked Fields? I don't get why they wouldn't like him...
Re the leak I'm hoping its bc they like Lance. Although no idea is the SF smoke there is real
 

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This will be my home this evening. The more spoiled I am the better.

Current consensus top 6 that lots of people feel strongly about is Lawrence/Wilson/Jones/Pitts/Chase/Waddle.

Lfg.
 

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This will be my home this evening. The more spoiled I am the better.

Current consensus top 6 that lots of people feel strongly about is Lawrence/Wilson/Jones/Pitts/Chase/Waddle.

Lfg.
If that's the consensus, Detroit is going to realize quite a haul for #7 from someone, probably the Bears.

I have a crazy theory about SF. Every draft the NFL and their broadcast partners want to increase uncertainty. I wonder if, after the draft, NFL headquarters asked Shanahan/Lynch to set out a smokescreen for the good of the league. It doesn't harm them (or anyone) and might help ratings.
 

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I dont get no spoilers threads when we've spent literally months trying to get advance word of who will be drafting who.

I likely will be camped here :)
I'm sure there are those that prefer picks in real time. Two threads cover everybody and allow people to camp in their own spot.
 

DJnVa

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I have an indoor soccer game at 8 tonight---I'm hoping when I get off the field 45 minutes later my phone has blown up because the Pats traded up.
 

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I'm sure there are those that prefer picks in real time. Two threads cover everybody and allow people to camp in their own spot.
Of course, there are also the undecideds who will gravitate to the more active thread.

To make this not solely a post to get the reply count up, PFF is also doing a broadcast on pff.com and YouTube. I'm not sure why I'll need a broadcast tonight/this weekend, but I think I'll have to have sound in the background while I furiously refresh here/twitter/reddit
 

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I appreciate both threads. I'm a non-spoiler guy and will probably be by my lonesome in the other thread.
I don't like to be spoiled, either.

But correct me if I'm wrong in thinking that there's always a joker or two who has a need to "break news" and over vociferous objections of other posters, repeatedly spoils picks in the "no spoiler" thread, anyway.
 

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I appreciate both threads. I'm a non-spoiler guy and will probably be by my lonesome in the other thread.
I'll be there as well. Mind you, my contribution will be limited to sarcastic attempts at humor that will often fall flat and will contain no insightful commentary or analysis whatsoever, but hey, game thread.
 

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I don't like to be spoiled, either.

But correct me if I'm wrong in thinking that there's always a joker or two who has a need to "break news" and over vociferous objections of other posters, repeatedly spoils picks in the "no spoiler" thread, anyway.
Promise it won't be me. Seriously though, i think in 2021 the default is spoiler-friendly, so if a thread isnt labeled I would give someone a pass. But in this case, to specifically spoil in a thread that says NO SPOILERS is a dick move

I just feel too invested in finding out the answer before the draft to stop now...spoil away
 

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When I'm watching at home I usually prefer no spoilers, I like the drama that comes with the draft and it's really underwhelming seeing something on Twitter and then watching Roger's dumb face announce it right after. However, since I'm not sitting at home tonight I will definitely be following this thread for the quick and dirty info/reaction.
 
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I'm going with spoilers this year, so I'll be here.

What/how is everyone watching? I have an affection for The Draft Network, but I'm not sure where they're broadcasting. Absent that, I'll probably go with Bleacher Report. Any other suggestions?

I think of the draft as a quiz: can I pick the players that the Pats would like?

Why did the Pats leak that they liked Fields? I don't get why they wouldn't like him...
I will be watching the livestream of Patriots Unfiltered (Patriots.com) because, more than any media source in the area, they are smart, objective and actually critical, and also pretty funny. After the first 40 minutes - they kick off at 7:50 pm, I believe - I will keep listening but likely have NFLN on in the background.

EDIT: The geniuses at the league office only allow team websites to stream on-camera for the first part of the draft.
 

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Promise it won't be me. Seriously though, i think in 2021 the default is spoiler-friendly, so if a thread isnt labeled I would give someone a pass. But in this case, to specifically spoil in a thread that says NO SPOILERS is a dick move

I just feel too invested in finding out the answer before the draft to stop now...spoil away

I think oftentimes it's a spoil like, "Buffalo has traded it's pick to Dallas", or "Wow! I can't believe they reached for him in the first round!", or "Wow, I thought the Steelers would have gone OL or DB with that pick."

Those are still bona fide spoilers to me, but I think the poster feels like they're aren't because he didn't actually name the player.
 

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I don't like to be spoiled, either.

But correct me if I'm wrong in thinking that there's always a joker or two who has a need to "break news" and over vociferous objections of other posters, repeatedly spoils picks in the "no spoiler" thread, anyway.
Yup.

Not my lane, but I think anyone who does that in a way that clearly isn't an accident should get banned from both threads.
 

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If that's the consensus, Detroit is going to realize quite a haul for #7 from someone, probably the Bears.

I have a crazy theory about SF. Every draft the NFL and their broadcast partners want to increase uncertainty. I wonder if, after the draft, NFL headquarters asked Shanahan/Lynch to set out a smokescreen for the good of the league. It doesn't harm them (or anyone) and might help ratings.
I entertained such a theory for a bit, but I don't see what's in it for SF, other than "the good of the league/broadcast partners" which I don't think holds much water for coaches or even GMs. My theory was just that the Niners would take Pitts at 3 because he is the best player. Talk about a two-headed TE monster with him and Kittles!!
 

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This will be my home this evening. The more spoiled I am the better.

Current consensus top 6 that lots of people feel strongly about is Lawrence/Wilson/Jones/Pitts/Chase/Waddle.

Lfg.
Agreed. But there is still a decent amount of uncertainty seemingly at 3-6:
  • Does SF really take Jones??
  • Does ATL trade out?
  • Does Cin make Burrows happy, reuniting him with Chase, or keep him safe by taking Sewell?
  • MIA is almost certain to go pass-catcher, but is that Pitts (if still on the board), Chase or Waddle?
 

DJnVa

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McShay's final mock:

SF takes Trey Lance.
Den gets Fields at 9.
NE gets Jones at 15.

Kiper's final mock:

Pats trade up to 7 and take Lance (cost is 2022 1st).
Den gets Fields at 9.
 

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if the Pats pick a round 1 QB, it wouldn't surprise me if they also go after Jimmy G (3rd rounder plus Cam?)
 

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if the Pats pick a round 1 QB, it wouldn't surprise me if they also go after Jimmy G (3rd rounder plus Cam?)
Why are the Patriots giving up the two best assets in that trade?

If the Patriots trade for Jimmy G it should be a 7th... maybe a 6th if they're feeling frisky. He's a not particularly good player on a salary 3 times what he'd get if he were on the market.
 

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McShay's final mock:

SF takes Trey Lance.
Den gets Fields at 9.
NE gets Jones at 15.

Kiper's final mock:

Pats trade up to 7 and take Lance (cost is 2022 1st).
Den gets Fields at 9.
I'm with Kiper. Lance at 7 is my prediction (which is driven by hope)
 

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Why are the Patriots giving up the two best assets in that trade?

If the Patriots trade for Jimmy G it should be a 7th... maybe a 6th if they're feeling frisky. He's a not particularly good player on a salary 3 times what he'd get if he were on the market.
I agree with all the caution on Jimmy. That said, if he made 1/2 of his current salary I think I'd be much more willing to look past the negatives.
 

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I've been all juiced up to trade up and get a QB, and now...not so much. As of now, I'm going with a trade back.
 

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Agreed. But there is still a decent amount of uncertainty seemingly at 3-6:
  • Does SF really take Jones??
  • Does ATL trade out?
  • Does Cin make Burrows happy, reuniting him with Chase, or keep him safe by taking Sewell?
  • MIA is almost certain to go pass-catcher, but is that Pitts (if still on the board), Chase or Waddle?
Yeah, that's based on strong rumblings. Always possible someone is smoke-screening or someone will step up with a godfather offer.
 

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I want Fields but as a BB devotee I can't help but feel a small part of me rooting for all the QBs and skill players to go as early as possible, leaving some potential studs at less glamorous positions on the board at 15.
 

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Does Mrs. MuppetAsteriskTalk's uber ride fall under spoilers or no spoilers?
 

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I kinda doubt Bill is telling Lombardi his thinking, it isn’t unknown to him that Lombardi has a podcast where he trades on his knowledge of the old Raiders and Pats.
 

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Okay, maybe I'm wrong about Rodgers.

If the Pats had the #3 pick and GB offered Rodgers straight up for it, who here would be happy to make that deal? (And the rumor has SF offering much more than just the #3.)
 
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