Resigned- Brandon Tate (Boooooo!)
T.J. Johnson (Who Cares)
George Iloka (Thank God)
Vincent Rey (Yeah....)
Eric Winston (Sure)
Pat Sims (Might as Well)
Brandon Thompson (We'll See)
Signed- Taylor Mays (Guess Who's Back)
Brandon LaFell (Feel off Due to Injury. Hands Turned to Stone. Needs to go Back on the Right Track)
Karlos Dansby (Great Cover LB but Up in Age)
Lost- Reggie Nelson (Sad to See Ya Go but It's Time)
Marvin Jones and Mohammed Sanu (Our 2 and 3. Really Sucks we Couldn't even Get One of Them)
Top Needs (In my Opinion)- WR, FS, LB
1st Round: WR Josh Doctson, TCU: What to say about this guy. He is 6'4" and 202 lbs. He has the same 40 yard dash as AJ Green and has a 6.5 in. higher vertical jump! He finished second in school history is all-time receptions and yards and touchdowns. He didn't even start at TCU his first year! Last Year he had 1326 yards and 14 touchdowns on 78 receptions. After watching some highlights, he is very similar to A.J. Green. He has a jump ball but i think his best asset is his ability to keep his eye on the ball and go up for it. Now the difficulty with this pick is NO, Houston, Washington, Minnesota, are all picks in front of us with need at receiver.
Alt. pick: Will Fuller (WR, ND, Sophomore year 15 TDs, Junior year 14 TDs, 4.32 40 YD, Faster receiver)
2nd Round: LB Kentrell Brothers, Mizzou: All I have to say is in his senior year, he had 3 passes defended, 2 picks, a forced fumble... and 152 total tackles!!!! Just the year before that he had 4 passes defended, 3 forced fumbles and 121 tackles. 6'0", 245 lbs, and runs a 4.89 40 yard dash time. Not the best blitzer but he had speed and strength. I think his biggest help for us is his ability to stop the run and tackle. I would've liked to get a 2nd round safety but not caught me as 2nd round talents completely when compared to 3rd or 4th rounders.
Alt. pick: Vonn Bell (S, Ohio State, decent cover and good at tackling, could use a better cover to replace Reggie)
3rd Round: FS Darian Thompson, Boise State: 4 years on the team with the blue field, Darian Thompson racked up 19 interceptions, 2 forced fumbles, 6 passes defended, and 209 total tackles. The kid is 6'2" and 208 lbs and ran a 4.53 40 yard dash at his pro day. After watching his clips I noticed his awareness for making plays on the ball weather that's making a big hit or keeping his eye on the ball for an out of nowhere interception. The guy is a ball hawk and can get in the lanes. He does have a habit of letting guys get by him.
Alt. Pick: Jordan Jenkins (LB, Georgia, 4 yrs healthy, 209 total tackles, 39 tackles for loss, 19 sacks, 6 ff)
4th Round: DT Adolphus Washington, Ohio State: At Ohio State, 6'3", 300 pound, top heavy tackle got 13.5 sacks, 25 tackles for loss, and 142 total tackles. He doesn't have to be a pass rusher but i'm looking for more of a big plug to stuff the run. Not much to say. He would join the competition for 2nd DT none the less.
Alt. Pick: Zack Sanchez (CB, Oklahoma, 3 years, 15 interceptions, 134 total tackles)
5th Round: CB Kevon Seymor, USC: In his last 3 seasons at USC, Seymor got 122 total tackles, 3 interceptions, and 18 passes defended. 4.39 40 yard dash. Slightly undersized but i think a good pick in the 5th round and with his speed could be used as a gunner on special teams.
Alt. Pick: Matt Ioannidis (DT, Temple, 2015: 42 total tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss, 5 pass defenses, 32 bench press!)
6th Round: K Ka'Imi Fairbairn, UCLA: 38 for for 46 in last 2 years on field goals. 94 for 95 on extra points (%100 in senior year). Of all 40 and in kicks in senior year he made 16. Also at UCLA finished with 41 straight from 35 and in. Like Mike Nugent won the Lou Groza Award. This, Pac-12 all-time leading scorer, %70 touchback rate, and a 60 yard field goal against Cal are key accomplishments.
Alt. Pick: None. Get Mike Nugent out of town. He isn't trust worthy.
7th Round: WR Dom Williams, Washington State: At the bottom of the draft i think this is a good pick. Not only did he run a 4.39 40 yard dash at his pro day, he also had 1040 yards and 11 touchdowns his senior year. Now he does has a suspect drop rate, but he is also a crazy deep threat if his tape has anything to do about it. The 3 years before this he totaled up about 1800 yards and 19 touchdowns.
or: WR Jakeem Grant, Texas Tech: 4.38 40 yard dash is not all this late round draft pick has. He has great speed and showed it off with 1268 yards receiving his senior year and 10 receiving touchdowns. That same year he stacked up 2 touchdowns and 2 kick return touchdowns. 1017 kick return yards show his great return ability. Receiving wise, he went up for 2,018 yards in the 3 years before last. Not only that but 1,152 return yards in those 3 years.
Those are my 7 round picks. Some i want to get some time and some I want for depth but i do want them all on the team either way.
Thanks for reading!