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Magnus-Viktor


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:42 pm    Post subject: My post-combine mock Reply with quote

1. Obi Melifonwu, S, Connecticut - He's a fast riser and after the combine he's now projected #32. At 6'4" 224 lbs with his athleticism, he'd be an awesome pickup to help shut down opposing TEs that always seem to give the team problems. He's the epitome of a combine star with a 4.40 40, 44" vert and 11'9" broad. He looked good at the senior bowl too. A disciplined player that took good angles and reacted well. There's even talk of him playing CB at that size, if that tells you anything about his abilities. He acted disgusted with that 44" vert, so he apparently does better than that usually. He and Sean Davis will provide the Steelers with a great safety tandem for the next decade.

2. Chidobe Awuzie, CB, Colorado - A 6' 202 lbs CB with 4.43 speed that is a complete player that can do it all. Ready to roll day 1 too. Physical, aggressive, he checks all the boxes for me. Could also play S.

or

Adam Shaheen, TE, Ashland - I am really impressed with how this guy moves. 6'6 1/2" 278 lbs, and has the nimble feet and agility of a 6'3" 230 lbs WR. He was timed at 4.79, but I've watched 2 games of his on draftbreakdown and he looks like a 4.6 guy to me. He's very impressive at 6'7" 278 to move like that. He's an active, willing blocker that goes hard on every play. I think if you put him in an NFL system with better nutrition, strength training, conditioning, etc, plus better coaching, he could turn into a real monster.

3. Jordan Willis, OLB, K State - This guy is put together like a horse. I saw him play some this season and he looked like a quality athlete and a good player with a great motor. Looks a bit stiff, but even while looking stiff during drills he tested out amazingly well. At 6'4" 255 lbs with long arms 33 1/2", he ran a 4.53 40 with 24 reps, a great 39" vert and 10'5" broad, along with a surprising 6.85 3-cone and 4.28 SS.

3. Ahkello Witherspoon, CB, Colorado - A 6'3" 199 lbs CB that ran a 4.45 and looked really smooth with a great 3-cone (that most tall, lanky players struggle with). Very finesse player, with very narrow shoulders so I don't see him bulking up any time soon. But if he's a long, lanky, athletic, elite cover guy, that's fine by me. He led the nation in PDef this year with 23.

or

Chad Hansen, WR, Cal - I like 4 WRs in this draft a lot, that are going to be around in 2-3. Hansen is the lowest ranked one, so the most likely to be available here. Others are Zay Jones, Chris Godwin and Cooper Kupp. I think Ben really needs better WRs. Getting Bryant back would work wonders, but I don't want to depend on him.

4. Alex Anzalone, ILB, Florida - If he can stay healthy this is a steal. His injuries were 2 shoulder injuries early on, and then a broken arm this year. So hopefully they won't be chronic or recurring. He has ideal size and good athleticism for the position, with a lot of fire and aggression. Timmons' replacement.

5. Brian Allen, CB, Utah - 6'3" 215 lbs converted WR with 34" arms that tested out great and looked smooth. 4.48 40 and 6.64 3 cone. Raw and will need time, but there is a lot to work with here. This is a great draft for DBs, so I'm loading up.

6. KD Cannon, WR, Baylor - A vertical threat that is a lot better than Coates IMO.

7: Joe Williams, RB, Utah - Lots of red flags but I like how he plays. Pretty explosive player with 4.41 speed at 5'11" 210 lbs. The risk with him seems to be mental/depression issues like with Martavis Bryant.

UDFA. Montae Nicholson, SS, Michigan State - a workout warrior to develop for depth. 6'2" 212, 4.48.


At first I had my 1st rounder a debate between Carl Lawson, Charles Harris, Takk McKinnley and TJ Watt with Marcus Williams FS in 3, but I decided to go with Melifonwu in 1 and Willis in 3 instead.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Willis isn't lasting til rd 3...in fact, I'd guess he's the most likely Steelers 1st rd pick if he's available.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am not a fan of Melifonwu. I think he makes bad reads and is soft. Bad reads make the 4.3 act like a 4.6. Give me Marcus Williams all day.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like I said, when I actually did this mock, a few days ago, these guys were all projected at approximately (within a few spots, maybe 10 in the mid rounds) from where I actually took them. So I don't really care if a guy will be there at a certain point or not, because quite frankly, I think ALL of these guys should go earlier than where I'm taking them. That's why I stipulated that I use a website's rankings.

Btw, this draft is absolutely loaded except OL and QB, so great players are going to fall. Willis is a bit stiff to me. Just take a step back and look at all the talent in this draft. Lots of guys are going to have to fall. It is just inevitable. It will be interesting to see where they actually go.

Obi-Wan is a guy that I think needs to develop some instincts, but his size and athleticism will make him match up on TEs unbelievably well. It would be pretty sweet to come out of that draft with a 6'4" S and 2x 6'3" CBs, all with 4.4 speed and they all seem like quality players to me.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jebrick, if you want soft, you want Marcus Williams. I just watched the AZ State game, and he has absolutely no thump behind his hits. He grabs and goes backwards 2+ yards on every tackle. I do like parts of him, but he's a step slower than I would prefer out of a safety (you can see it on tape that he can't keep up with guys in a foot race) and the 4.56 he ran at the combine backs that up as well. He seems fairly quick and athletic, but not as fast as I'd like. I think he's a solid player though. He does look much more instinctive than Melifonwu, who is better at tackling IMO. (Just watched the Uconn-Houston game and Melifonwu wasn't real impressive there. He looks like he needs a lot of coaching....but if he didn't need the coaching, he'd be a top 5 pick.) Obi-Wan needs to get more physical at shedding blocks, but appears to tackle well when he gets there. He did miss one tackle pretty badly though. At the senior bowl I was really impressed with him. It surprised me he didn't look any better against Houston.....but Uconn was completely outclassed in that game.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Magnus-Viktor wrote:
jebrick, if you want soft, you want Marcus Williams. I just watched the AZ State game, and he has absolutely no thump behind his hits. He grabs and goes backwards 2+ yards on every tackle. I do like parts of him, but he's a step slower than I would prefer out of a safety (you can see it on tape that he can't keep up with guys in a foot race) and the 4.56 he ran at the combine backs that up as well. He seems fairly quick and athletic, but not as fast as I'd like. I think he's a solid player though. He does look much more instinctive than Melifonwu, who is better at tackling IMO. (Just watched the Uconn-Houston game and Melifonwu wasn't real impressive there. He looks like he needs a lot of coaching....but if he didn't need the coaching, he'd be a top 5 pick.) Obi-Wan needs to get more physical at shedding blocks, but appears to tackle well when he gets there. He did miss one tackle pretty badly though. At the senior bowl I was really impressed with him. It surprised me he didn't look any better against Houston.....but Uconn was completely outclassed in that game.
I have in my mock J. tabor in the first I like Willis in the second i took Budda baker in the third Sidney Jones in the third then i took Jeremy McNichols rb in the fourth took Micheal Roberts te in the fifth 6 i took a DL deatrich Wise then a ilb nick Deluca in the seventh
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tabor is too slow for me. 4.62, from a CB in 1? No thanks.

I think Budda Baker goes way before the 3rd. He's a projected 1, so unless everyone is scared by his size, I think he's a 1-2 for sure. I really was impressed with him when I watched him play in live games this year, but I really don't like that size. Bob Sanders 2.0? A stud for a while, until his body falls apart? That's my guess.

Sidney Jones I don't like. I didn't like Deatrich Wise either.
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