My New York Giants 2018 Season Preview is up. New York did an awesome job this offseason. They still need to patch up the offense a bit, but they are headed in the right direction.
The New York Giants get the best player on the board. Their cornerback tandem currently consists of Janoris Jenkins, Eli Apple, William Gay, and Sam Beal who they just added in the Supplemental Draft. Greedy Williams gave Ahmmon Richards hell in LSU's opener verus Miami FL.
The 6-2 182 lb Greedy Williams had 26 solo tackles, 12 assisted tackles, 38 total tackles, 11 deflections from pass breakups, and 6 interceptions. He had a strong season as a freshman redshirt. Like California's Camryn Bynum, Williams is another sophomore redshirt who could end up declaring for the 2019 NFL Draft at cornerback.
Greedy Williams looked promising versus Alabama. He's got fantastic tape and some will argue he's better then Bynum or Love. You can honestly make a case for any of those three corners as CB1 in this class.
My San Francisco 49ers 2018 Season Preview is up. San Francisco has Garoppolo, the offensive line, adn the defense. They just need to get Garoppolo more star power at wide receiver and running back. That's the only thing keeping this team from being in a future Super bowl.
The 6-1 225 lb A.J. Brown is talented with 75 receptions, 1,252 receiving yards, and 11 receiving touchdowns. All of his good tape came against teams with mediocre corners. Anthony Johnson and N'Keal Harry did well versus NFL corners. Johnson can run 30 different routes and Harry dropped fewer passes then any receiver I watched so far.
A.J. Brown is certainly a first round receiver. He doesn't separate himself like Johnson or Harry does. If he declines without Shea Patterson one of the other receivers in this class could jump him. For now San Francisco drafts A.J. Brown desperate to get a big body receiver to help Jimmy Garoppolo stretch the field.
Here is tape of A.J. Brown versus Kentucky. You can tell he doesn't separate himself like Johnson or Harry does just by watching the tape.
Kansas City moved on from Marcus Peters. The 5-11 180 lb DeAndre Baker had 30 solo tackles, 14 assisted tackles, 44 total tackles, 9 deflections from pass breakups, and 3 interceptions. Detroit has no reason to pass on DeAndre Baker at 23 with him being the best player on the board.
Here is tape of DeAndre Baker versus Mississippi State. Baker did well in this game and warrants top 20 consideration.
Baltimore takes the best player on the board at 20. Rodney Anderson may be the only running back that warrants a first round grade in this uber weak running back class. Guys like Bryce Love, Darrin Hall, David Montgomery, and Myles Gaskin who entered the year as four of my top five running backs all had a golden opportunity to separate themselves. None of those four ceased that opportunity while Anderson had 100 rushing yards on five carries in Oklahoma's season opener.
The 6-1 220 lb Rodney Anderson had 181 carries, 1,161 rushing yards, and 13 rushing touchdowns in 2017. Anderson also had 17 receptions, 281 receiving yards, and 5 rushing touchdowns.
The 5-11 222 lb Devin Bush had 39 solo tackles, 63 assisted tackles, 102 total tackles, and 9.5 tackles for a loss as a sophomore. One of my friends called Devin Bush the best Michigan prospect they have seen in the last ten years.
Putting Bush on a defense with Ingram and Bosa off the edge with Derwin James at safety will allow Hodge to absolutely thrive. The Chargers are deep at cornerback too. I posted Khalil Hodge's tape versus Ohio and he balled out in this game.
The Houston Texans need a starting right guard. Beau Benzschawel is a 6-6 311 lb right guard out of Wisconsin. He bolsters the Houston Texans offensive line.
With Benzschawel at right guard and Martinas Rankin at right tackle starting in 2019, Houston will finally have a team that can make a run if everyone is healthy. For now this looks like a team that will make the wild card and lose in the opening round.
The Raiders are desperate for multiple edges with Khalil Mack gone. The 6-3 266 lb Curtis Weaver had 13 tackles for a loss and 11 sacks as a freshman redshirt at Boise State. He can have a similar ascendance up draft boards that Leighton Vander Esch had with a big season if he declares as a sophomore redshirt.
Atlanta negleted to address a 4-3 defensive tackle to replace Dontari Poe. I'm not sold on Deadrin Senat as a future starter. To make matters worse, Grady Jarrett is in a contract year so if they lose him, Atlanta may have to double up at the defensive tackle position in the 2019 NFL Draft.
The 6-7 315 lb Aaron Montiero is one of the best left tackles in the country. He kept Sutton Smith, Clelin Ferrell, and Josh Sweat in check on tape last year. Imagine Tom Brady having Montiero as his blindside and Isaiah Wynn as his right tackle. Now that's a tandem that can protect Tom Brady until he's fifty. I know Brady won't play till he's fifty jesus christ.
Mark Jarvis posted tape of Montiero versus Notre Dame. Montiero impressed me versus Northern Illinois, Clemson, and Florida State. I began watching his tape versus Notre Dame, but didn't get a chance to finish that so I'm posting this video as a reminder to watch Montiero when I get a chance.
My Los Angeles Rams 2018 Season Preview is up. Los Angeles has no edge rushers at 3-4 outside linebacker. If they fix that in the 2019 NFL Draft and keep this core together then they can contend for years to come.
The Rams are pretty young off the edge. Joshua Allen out of Kentucky is someone who could bolster their pass rush though. he makes a lot of sense at 30.
Caddy To The Lama posted tape of Joshua Allen versus Georgia. Feel free to take a look at it and give me your two cents on Allen in the comments section.
The 6-0 225 lb Sutton Smith had 29.5 tackles for a loss and 14 sacks in 2017. Smith is very lethal off the edge, but will probably be a 4-3 left outside linebacker in the NFL though. Jacksonville can draft him as another linebacker with this pick giving their defense another pass rushing presence.
@DeludedYinzer also known as Tyler on Draft Twitter posted tape of Sutton Smith. He's as good as advertised and if he wasn't 6-0 225 lbs he'd probably be projected to go a lot higher in most mocks.
The 6-6 241 lb Montez Sweat had 15.5 tackles for a loss and 10.5 sacks in 2017. He seems like an ideal replacement for Clay Matthews if the Packers do not re-sign Matthews. Sweat could end up rising up boards and go a lot higher then this. I will have a film session on Montez Sweat at some point in the future.
My Pittsburgh Steelers 2018 Season Preview is up. As much as I hate to say it I think Pittsburgh is going to the Super Bowl even though I'm a huge Patriots fan. This looks like the most complete team in the NFL this year and its not even close.
The Pittsburgh Steelers take a skilled middle linebacker at 32. Someone that way too many people in the NFL Draft Community are sleeping on.
The 6-1 235 lb Khalil Hodge had 61 solo tackles, 62 assisted tackles, 123 total tackles, and 7 tackles for a loss as a true freshman. Hodge had 66 solo tackles, 88 assisted tackles, 154 total tackles, 6.5 tackles for a loss, 3 sacks, and 2 deflections from pass breakups. Hodge can drop into coverage, stop the run, or rush the quarterback like Devin White.
I posted Khalil Hodge's tape versus Ohio and he balled out in this game. Pittsburgh can get Hodge to be a replacement to Ryan Shazier.