RealFantasy Pigskin 2013: Draft and Discussion

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JerBear said:
I think I could take this guy later, but I don't have anyone else prepared and I don't want to hold everyone up.  He's currently a FA, has injury concerns, is old but he's my extra front-7 guy and if he plays this season it will be for a contender.  I think he still has some left in the tank, but he isn't an every down guy anymore.
 
Texans select Brian Urlacher, LB (extra front-7, ILB2 in my case with the 4-3 base)
 
Its also a great excuse to post this gif...
 
 
Well at least I'm not the only one to select an ILB that retired this year.
 
http://www.rotoworld.com/headlines/nfl/262181/brian-urlacher-announces-his-retirement
 

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I am waiting for someone to do one of their division breakdowns again.  I would love to do it, but I really don't have the time sadly to analyze it all.
 

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phragle said:
 
I'm glad you're playing along, but I wish you wouldn't make it so easy.
 
That's the same knee brace Brady uses.
Only made for a man... and not a toothpick held together by duct tape.
 

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Eck'sSneakyCheese said:
Only made for a man... and not a toothpick held together by duct tape.
 
I wouldn't call Brady a toothpick.
 
When I saw you replied to this thread I thought for sure there was going to be a clever line about JJ Watt and his arm brace. But no, you failed.
 
Am I there only one here capable of above average trash talk?  Myt1 maybe?  KFP?  This place must have been a fucking snore before I got here.
 

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phragle said:
I'm glad you're playing along, but I wish you wouldn't make it so easy.
 
That's the same knee brace Brady uses.
 
Hey, if my game plan were dependent on Brady ever running more than a QB sneak, this might have been an effective comeback. 
 
Your "young" running QB uses the same knee brace as my 83 year old grandma and my 35 year old pocket QB. 
 
Even a terrible trash talker like me can use facts. 
 

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phragle said:
 
I wouldn't call Brady a toothpick.
 
When I saw you replied to this thread I thought for sure there was going to be a clever line about JJ Watt and his arm brace. But no, you failed.
 
Am I there only one here capable of above average trash talk?  Myt1 maybe?  KFP?  This place must have been a fucking snore before I got here.
This is above average trash talk?
 

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soxfan121 said:
Even a terrible trash talker like me can use facts.
 
Your words.
 
Eck'sSneakyCheese said:
This is above average trash talk?
 
What you said, and what you wanted to say were different things.  I just pointed it out.
 
SMU_Sox said:
It's time for a deadline. More time is an advantage.
 
Rules are rules.  They haven't been changed or altered yet, and it's not starting now.
 

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Guys I don't care about a deadline but with summer here people are going to stop paying attebtion to this thread. We need to set a start date and randomize a draft order for anything supplemental we plan to do. Whether it be soon or not at least give people a heads up as to when they need to start paying attention again
 

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Guys I don't care about a deadline but with summer here people are going to stop paying attebtion to this thread. We need to set a start date and randomize a draft order for anything supplemental we plan to do. Whether it be soon or not at least give people a heads up as to when they need to start paying attention again


Agreed. Let's get this wrapped up.
 

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phragle said:
I wouldn't call Brady a toothpick.
 
When I saw you replied to this thread I thought for sure there was going to be a clever line about JJ Watt and his arm brace. But no, you failed.
 
Am I there only one here capable of above average trash talk?  Myt1 maybe?  KFP?  This place must have been a fucking snore before I got here.
 
Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries.
 

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Sorry all, this got lost in the shuffle.
 
Kellen Davis, TE, going to our FB spot, and Earl Mitchell, DT, to our extra front 7 spot
 

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Sorry all, this got lost in the shuffle.
 
Kellen Davis, TE, going to our FB spot, and Earl Mitchell, DT, to our extra front 7 spot
 
Awesome pick. No smokescreen for PDBWake.
 

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Alright, finally have time to make some much needed picks. 
 
I need a 3rd wideout, someone who can contribute now on a 3-wide set/slot and grow. Seoul Steelers select:
 
WR Josh Boyce
 
Boyce is a strong wideout that can generate a lot of YAC (22 benches!) Smart (got early degree in sociology), and has a quick release off the line. 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=SU0nsocvvZM
 
Steeler now have a versatile set of receiving corp, with T.Y. Hilton as #1, Kenny Stills as #2, and Boyce as #3
 

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Seoul Steelers continue to build for the future, with a young and massive right guard prospect.
 
RG Jordan Mills
 

 
He's a monster at 6'5" and 316lbs. Although he's projected as a right tackle, Steelers believe his lack of quick first step means he's better suited as an oversized RG. 
 
Steelers now have assembled a complete OL:
  • LT: Tyron Smith
  • LG Amini Silatolu
  • C Ted Larsen
  • RG Jordan Mills
  • RT Kelechi Osemele
It's a versatile group with 2 strong book-ends. Of course, this line will look like the 2004 Patriots OL with Russell Wilson & Spiller, Ben Tate, and Marcel Reese as the best RB corp in the league.
 

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Looking back, the "crystal ball" pick may have been in Round 21, when I picked D.J. Hayden.
 
Awesome value for the 2013 NFL draft's 12th overall selection. 
 

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Your New York Jets:
 
QB: Geno Smith
RB: Marshawn Lynch, Danny Woodhead
FB/TE: Will Yeatman
WRs: Marques Colston, Jeremy Kerley, Markus Wheaton
TE: Dennis Pitta
LT: Andrew Whitworth
LG: David DeCastro
C: Brad Meester
RG: Stephen Peterman
RT: Marcus Cannon
 
 
DE: Kroy Biermann
DE: John Abraham
DT: Kyle Love
DT: Alan Branch
ILB: NaVorro Bowman
ILB: D'Qwell Jackson
OLB: Aldon Smith
OLB: Calvin Pace
CB: Janoris Jenkins
CB: Eric Wright
CB: Nolan Carroll
S: Daniel Manning
S: George Wilson
PK: Nick Novak
P: Steve Weatherford
 

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Your New York Jets:
 
DE: Kroy Biermann
DE: John Abraham
DT: Kyle Love
DT: Alan Branch
ILB: NaVorro Bowman
ILB: D'Qwell Jackson
OLB: Aldon Smith
OLB: Calvin Pace
How is your front 7 going to work? It seems like you have two 4-3 DEs and two 3-4 OLBs.
 

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RedOctober3829 said:
Your New York Jets:
 
QB: Geno Smith
RB: Marshawn Lynch, Danny Woodhead
FB/TE: Will Yeatman
WRs: Marques Colston, Jeremy Kerley, Markus Wheaton
TE: Dennis Pitta
LT: Andrew Whitworth
LG: David DeCastro
C: Brad Meester
RG: Stephen Peterman
RT: Marcus Cannon
 
 
DE: Kroy Biermann
DE: John Abraham
DT: Kyle Love
DT: Alan Branch
ILB: NaVorro Bowman
ILB: D'Qwell Jackson
OLB: Aldon Smith
OLB: Calvin Pace
CB: Janoris Jenkins
CB: Eric Wright
CB: Nolan Carroll
S: Daniel Manning
S: George Wilson
PK: Nick Novak
P: Steve Weatherford
 
I really like the skill positions on the offense, but the bookend tackles duo of Whitworth and Cannon would be scary for Geno. To note, Cannon has reportedly bulked up this year to move inside as a RG.
 

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Your Washington Redskins:
 
QB: Joe Flacco
RB1: Le’Veon Bell
RB2: LaRod Stephens-Howling
TE1:  Vernon Davis
TE2: Niles Paul
WR1:  Alshon Jeffery
WR2:  DeAndre Hopkins
WR3:  Brandon Gibson
LT:  Trent Williams
LG:  Wade Smith
C:  Fernando Velasco
RG:  Barrett Jones
RT:  Gosder Cherlis
 
LE:  Greg Hardy
RE:  Da’Quan Bowers
DT:  Nick Fairley
DT:  Sheldon Richardson
WLB:  Alec Ogletree
MLB:  DeMeco Ryans
SLB:  Gerald Hodges
CB1:  Kareem Jackson
CB2:  Greg Toler
CB3:  David Amerson
FS:  Kerry Rhodes
SS:  Major Wright
PK:  Alex Henery
P:  Sav Rocca
 
I like my defensive front, especially if Ogletree lives up to expectations.  Secondary is okay.  
 
Offensively, we have some weapons, but we'll need to address a few areas in the supplemental draft.  
 

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Defense 4-3
 
DE Chris Long
DT Brandon Mebane
DT Sedrick Ellis
DE Chris Clemons
Reserve - DE Willie Young
 
OLB Paul Posluszny
MLB Chad Greenway
OLB Justin Durant
 
CB - Charles Tillman
CB - Leon Hall
Nickel CB - Antonie Cason
 
S - Glover Quinn
S - Louis Delmas


Offense
 
LT - Joe Thomas
LG - Chris Kuper
C - Kyle Cook
RG - Davin Joseph
RT - Andre Smith
 
WR1 - DeSean Jackson
WR2 - Pierre Garcon
WR3 - Ryan Broyles
WR4 - Eddie Royal

TE - Dustin Keller
 
RB1 - LeSean McCoy
RB2 - DeAngelo Williams

QB - Ryan Tannehill








 
 

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Your Jnai-allitoMVP Dolphins:
 
QB- Matt Barkley- Ohhh, this should work out well!
RB1- Trent Richardson
RB2- Chris Ivory
TE1- Dwayne Allen
TE2- Jordan Cameron
WR1- Muhammad Sanu
WR2- Keenan Allen
WR3/Slot- Andrew Hawkins
LT- Ryan Clady
LG- Travis Frederick
C- Mike Pouncey
RG- Larry Warford
RT- Zach Strief
 
DE- Michael Johnson
DT- Star Lotulelei
DE- Cameron Heyward
Extra DL- Devon Still
OLB- Clay Matthews
ILB- Donald Butler
ILB- Karlos Dansby
OLB- Victor Butler
CB1- Dee Milliner
CB2- Alfonzo Dennard
CB3/Slot- Brandon Boykin
SS- DJ Swearinger
FS- Reggie Nelson
 
K- Connor Barth
P- Pat McAfee
 
Strengths: O line, Solid defensive unit, RB/TE
Weaknesses: QB, WR, young secondary
 
Knowing I wasn't going to get a top QB, I wanted to target youth and upside in the draft. I like how balanced my defense is, with a good mix of youth and experience across all 3 levels, with a potential impact player at each level (Star, Matthews, Milliner). I also like my ground game on offense. Richardson/Ivory are both strong between the tackles runners and I feel like I've got a great mix of youth and production from my O-Line. Clady and Pouncey are All Pro's and Frederick/Warford add youth and size to the interior. My QB situation sucks, and if I had to do it all over again, I probably would've grabbed one in the 1st round, even though I didn't feel any were worthy of a 1st round selection at the time. I'd also like to get a dependable WR for Barkley, someone he can count on to move the chains consistently, but I'm not sure I'm going to be able to find that guy in the supplemental draft. I'd also like to add a change of pace/3rd down RB and some more help along the D line for Star and Johnson. Going young may lead to a number of busts, but I'm also hoping this strategy leads to a couple of out-of-nowhere starters down the line. 
 
 
 
 

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QB - Sam Bradford
RB - Maurice Jones-Drew
WR - Dez Bryant
WR - Michael Floyd
TE - Anthony Fasano
TE - Brent Celek
LT - Eric Fisher
LG - Justin Pugh
C - Jason Kelce
RG - Chris Chester
RT - Mitchell Schwartz
Bench - RB Isaiah Pead, WR/TE Jordan Reed
 
I like how my offense shaped up, especially since I spent fewer draft resources on this side of the ball.  Knowing that Sam Bradford's development would make or break this team, I tried to build him a base of a few young playmakers (Bryant, Floyd) and cornerstone offensive linemen (Fisher, Schwartz, Pugh), then to layer in some veterans (Fasano, Celek, MJD, Chester) that would provide stability and help the offense compete over the next 2-3 years.  This won't be one of the top offenses in the league but I think there's enough talent and versatility here to hang 20-24 on anybody as long as my rookie OL don't have too many growing pains.
 
DE - Justin Smith
NT - Steve McClendon
DE - Kendall Reyes
OLB - Von Miller
ILB - Khaseem Greene
ILB - Demario Davis
OLB - Ryan Kerrigan
CB - Cortez Allen
SS - Troy Polamalu
FS - Eric Weddle
CB - Keenan Lewis
Bench - CB Darius Slay, NT Kenrick Ellis
 
My offense shouldn't feel too much pressure because this defense is going to be beastly.  I can honestly say that I think this would be a Top 3 unit in today's NFL.  My pass rush should be ridiculous, with Miller and Kerrigan coming off the edges and linemen that each should give me above average pass rush production for their positions.  Weddle and Polamalu is the best safety combination in any league, real or fantasy, and Allen and Lewis give me two big man-to-man corners that should allow me to matchup on the outside and use those safeties in an optimal way - with Weddle playing a lot of single high and Polamalu freelancing closer to the line.  If there's a weakness in the unit, its at the ILB spots, where my pairing is a little light and a little green.  If I'm worried about teams taking advantage in the run game, however, I can always take out Reyes, kick McClendon over to the DE spot, and insert Ellis, giving me a huge line of Smith-Ellis-McClendon and/or play Polamalu in the box.  We've already put in a call to Dick Lebeau to coach this defense and its going to be the kind of unit for which the Steelers have been famous - an aggressive, nasty defense that doesn't give you an inch for free and that has playmakers all over the field.
 

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MMS that's a really solid team , I think if Bradford takes the next step(and I think he will ) that's a team contending for a playoff spot. A lot of inexperience / youth along your o-line though, much could potentially be your one Achilles heal.
 

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MMS that's a really solid team , I think if Bradford takes the next step(and I think he will ) that's a team contending for a playoff spot. A lot of inexperience / youth along your o-line though, much could potentially be your one Achilles heal.
 
Thanks, and I totally agree about this potential Achilles Heel.  I love Fisher and Pugh but lining up two rookies on the left side is a pretty big gamble, especially since Pugh is going to be converting from tackle to guard.
 

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QB - Matt Flynn
RB - Alfred Morris, Ronnie Brown
WR - Sidney Rice, Denarius Moore, Chris Givens
TE - (Gronk), Chandler
LT - Matt Kalil
LG - James Carpenter
C - Max Unger
RG - Brian Winters
RT - Jordan Gross
 
Losing Gronk puts a huge hole in this offense.  Having him available to draw attention to the defense in the middle would have opened up things for the WR corps and Morris and Brown out of the backfield.  Having Chandler available to fill in doesn't have quite the same impact.  The OL is solid and this team will be running left a lot.  Taking the last QB is a definite weakness and if we do have a supplemental draft, getting a good backup is paramount.
 
DE - Connor Barwin, Alex Okafor, William Gholston
DT - James Jones, C.J. Mosley
WLB - Nick Roach
MLB - James Laurinaitis
SLB - Sio Moore
CB - Corland Finnegan, Antoine Winfield, Tharold Simon
S - Dashon Goldson, Kam Chancellor
 
Totally disagree with MMS' assertion that he has the best S combo in the league.  The secondary is clearly the strength of this defense and if Simon can step up, Winfield will end up in the slot like he will with the "real" Seahawks.  Interestingly, Moore and Roach are both currently on the Raiders' depth chart at WLB; I put the younger guy on the strong side.  My pass rush is going to struggle, no doubt about it. 
 
I could see this team as anywhere from a fringe playoff contender to winners of the Manziel sweepstakes.  There are some significant holes, but a few decent strengths too.
 

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QB Aaron Rodgers
RB1 Darren McFadden
RB2 Jahvid Best
FB Devin Hester
TE Antonio Gates
WR1 Wes Welker
WR2 Miles Austin
WR3 Kenny Britt
LT Russell Okung
LG Carl Nicks
C Ryan Kalil
RG Josh Sitton
RT Doug Free

I think that the Raiders feature objectively the best offensive line in the league, and arguably the best offense. It helps having the #1 pick and drafting Aaron Rodgers, obviously, which I think makes them one of maybe 12 teams that have a chance at winning the 2014 Super Bowl. In true Raider fashion, the team is built to win now, so we weren't shy about drafting aging veterans, people with character issues, and so on. It'll be really entertaining to watch us flail in 2016, 2017, and 2018, always convincing ourselves that we're just one more piece away from a championship as our core ages. Because we're going to do that. It's what Al would have wanted.


DE1 Justin Tuck
DE2 Jonathan Babineaux
DT/NT1 Henry Melton
DT/NT2 Kawann Short
ILB1 Jon Beason
ILB2 Jay Ratliff
OLB1 David Hawthorne
OLB2 James Anderson
CB1 Carlos Rogers
CB2 Corey Webster
CB3 Jabari Greer
FS Kendrick Lewis
SS Patrick Chung

Given how much we neglected the defensive side of the ball, I'm frankly surprised at how well it turned out. It won't be the league's best defense - in fact it will almost certainly be bottom 10 - but I think it could strive for mediocrity in an upside scenario. It has our only rookie in Short; hopefully playing alongside Melton will help him develop ie not be a complete and total bust.

While we're discussing the defense, I should point out that we got almost everyone we wanted on offense, although burners like DeSean Jackson and Mike Wallace went right before we were ready to take them. There were far more near misses on D, and there were a couple of guys that just seemed like they ought to be Raiders for character concerns. I really wanted Talib, Finnegan, and the Honey Badger, but they went right before I would have taken them (actually, I think Talib was a few rounds before I was going to address Defense.) James Harrison seemed like a good fit, but he was gone right before I was leaning in his direction.

K Sebastian Janikowski
P Tim Tebow

Janikowski was a no-brainer, what with his huge leg, Davis' historical affinity for him, and his track record of drug-related arrests. Tebow... Well, let's just say that Al loved a circus. There was a sweet irony in making him Mr. Irrelevant. Realistically, he'll probably never see the field - any time you take the ball out of Rodgers' hands, it's probably a mistake - but I do think that the published research on how teams are irrationally risk averse with respect to going for it on fourth down will ultimately be proven right, and I think that in the next 15 years, you'll see an NFL head coach who only punts on say 4th and >10, or when he's inside his own 20. That's the kind of crazy-like-a-fox thinking that made Al famous, and if he had lived long enough, I'd bet that he would have been the one to be or hire that coach. So we're going that way; we will ultimately pick up a punter, but outside of our defensive red zone and under say 4th and 8, we're gonna go. With an offense that good - and just as importantly, a defense that bad - the juice is worth the squeeze.
 

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4/5 guys you have on your OL are studs. Kalil, Okung, and Nicks are all coming off of injuries but are legit stars. But Doug Free is a turnstyle:
 
Free has struggled immensely with penalties and against anyone with even a modicum of bull-rushing ability. Perhaps he’ll bounce back and regain his pre-contract form of 2010, but all evidence from the past two years suggests he’s somehow getting worse.
 
Football Outsiders.
 
But if 4/5 of your O-Line are top 3, 5 or 10 in the NFL and you only have one dud? You can deal with that.
 

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OFFENSE
 
QB Nick Foles
 
RB Eddie Lacy
RB LaMichael James
FB Henry Hynoski
 
TE Ladarius Green
 
WR Da'rick Rogers
WR Torrey Smith
WR Tavon Austin (Slot/RB)
 
LT Terron Armstead
LG Jah Reid
C Jeremy Zuttah
RG Ryan Miller
RT Bobby Massie
 
I was surprised how well my O came together. I have by far the youngest team in the league and only time will tell if I've made good decisions or if my team falls apart. Foles get's a lot of shit but if by some chance he wins the starting job in Philly my decision to pick him in the 5th round won't look terrible. Lacy (if healthy) and James give me a great rushing duo and Hynoski can open up holes in the line with the best of them. Austin will also get some reps in the backfield. I envision using a formation in which James and Austin are both in the backfield with Hynoski lined up at TE, should give opposing D's fits. Rogers was a big risk but he has the potential to be a coverage nightmare and a ceiling of an all pro. Smith is really only good at stretching the field but he's done well with it so far. Having a guy that you can just chuck the ball to and have him go get it isn't a bad thing. Austin is going to play everywhere. I am concerned about his size but what he can do with the ball in his hands is incredible. I took a flier on Green at TE because of his size, speed and athleticism. He's not much of a blocker but he's a big over the middle target and a redzone threat. My o line is young but they all have great size, mobility and versatility. The leverage that they can all get with their length and their explosiveness will be perfect for running a zone blocking scheme. I plan on using a few of my supplemental picks to add some depth in case of injury, but all five guys have experience playing all over the line. I haven't done the full research on the other teams but I'm pretty sure I have the biggest and fastest o line in the league.
 
DEFENSE
 
DT Michael Brockers
DT Kwame Geathers
DE J.J. Watt
DE Datone Jones
 
ILB Luke Kuechly
ILB Mychal Kendricks
OLB Akeem Ayers
OLB Bjoern Werner
 
CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
CB Josh Robinson
CB Jamell Fleming
 
FS Harrison Smith
SS T.J. McDonald
 
I LOVE this D. I got a lot of shit for the smokescreen comment but it's going to be damn near impossible to tell who I'm rushing and when. My base front of Watt, Brockers and Jones is going to be a nightmare. Each one of those guys is explosive plus they can play tackle or end and with Geathers subbing in I can move them all over the line. I made Watt my number one pick because I'm a defense first guy and he's hands down the best defensive player in the game right now. Brockers is actually a better run stuffer than most give him credit for even though he's still a little raw, his athleticism for his size is incredible and he made big strides last year. Jones looks like he's going to be another big playmaking D end and I'm hoping the Pack use him in the way I would plan too. My linebackers are all tackling machines. Kuechly is always around the ball and is on his way to being one of the best ILB in the game and Kendricks is like a heavy safety, he's fast, he can cover really well but he also makes plays against the run. Ayers I saw as an under the radar guy who put up some impressive numbers. He can cover, he can play the run and his pass rush is starting to develop. I also like that he was a teammate of Jones and they were a force when they played together in college. I'm psyched the Colts saw the same thing I did and are going to use Werner as an OLB, so I get to see first hand how that's going to play out. I think he's going to be a stud at that position. I know they're young but I honestly think I have one of the best front sevens in the league.
 
My secondary is captained by another rookie standout in Smith. He was fantastic last year for the Vikes in every aspect and if not for Kuechly may have been defensive rookie of the year. My other safety McDonald is going to be an in the box type because I think his skillset is better suited there even though he played FS in college. Although, I won't be afraid to send him into coverage if I need to. All three of my corners have elite speed, chances are slim they'll be out run by anyone. DRC may have fallen off recently but I think it was due to a poor defensive gameplan in Philly, he still has great size and he's a burner. Robinson is going to be the #2 corner for the Vikes this year and showed enough progress to warrant that position in a limited role last year. He was also the fastest CB at the combine two years ago. Fleming was a binkie of mine last year. As a slot corner I think he'll fit perfectly because he has safety size and corner quickness, I'll have no problem putting him on an opposing TE.
 
SPECIAL TEAMS
 
K Justin Tucker
P Ryan Allen
 
Tucker was a big addition to the Ravens team last year. He was consistent and showed a big leg. Any guy that's 100% over 50 yards is good enough for me. Allen was a flier. The kid won the best punter in college back to back. How bad could he be?
 
Overall I really like this team. I'm relying on a bunch of young guys to progress as players and not fall apart, but I think I did my due diligence in researching these guys. I definitely have a shot to win my division, going against two rookie QB's and Roethlisberger whose shoulder might be lunch meat. My D isn't going to give up a lot of points, and I've got playmakers on offense who can score in a blink. I'd say my weakest squad would be my o line but I'm expecting those guys to play pretty well.
 

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4/5 guys you have on your OL are studs. Kalil, Okung, and Nicks are all coming off of injuries but are legit stars. But Doug Free is a turnstyle:
 
 
Football Outsiders.
 
But if 4/5 of your O-Line are top 3, 5 or 10 in the NFL and you only have one dud? You can deal with that.
I'm slightly more bullish on Free - otherwise I wouldn't have drafted him - but yes, he's clearly the weak link. He was, at that point, the best of what's around at RT. And that had been picked pretty bare, so yeah, he kinda sucks. We're probably looking at more than a few double-teams on the right side, so I probably should have gone with a better blocking TE rather than Hester... but WWADHD? He'd have drafted speed.
 

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OFT's offensive line is studly. 
 
Meanwhile, my LT got stabbed over the weekend. 
 

Old Fart Tree

the maven of meat
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Jan 10, 2001
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The Raiders are marginally disappointed that it wasn't one of the Silver & Black doing the stabbing.

We have a reputation to uphold, after all.