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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 1:43 pm    Post subject: Introducing the LA Bull (Draft/UDFA Simulation) Reply with quote

(I am new to posting on this board, but not new to the draft world. I have done this sort of thing before, but not publicly. I present this for your amusement and my humiliation. Also it is an interesting way for you to comment on who you would want on your team if you were building it from scratch, and that is the real point. So please participate.)

Introducing the LA Bull. Los Angeles now has a simulated NFL team! It will follow the same rules as the Texans expansion (first pick in each round, middle pick in rounds 2 - 7, last pick in round 7.) The expansion draft has been held and has provided players at each position equal to the worst starter in the league. The Bull (and I chose the name carefully) signed free agents Josh McCown and Toby Gerhart. They will serve as caretakers and hopefully slow down the games in season one so we don't get the scores run up too badly against us.

I will take a turn in the upcoming draft and make selections in near real time. (It will not be real time, due to my arcane trade rules. I can make a trade as long as the terms are equal or worse than the actual trade. IOW, I can make the same trade for 1-1 as STL or JAX makes for 1-2 or 1-3. This means if I pick someone in round 2, but they do not get picked until round 5, this will be obvious to all of you and you may laugh.

My trusty staff is already recruiting potential UDFA. The Bull even put together a brochure, like the Seahawks! Pls birddog any potential UDFA that you think I should sign.

This will be run as a dynasty, so this draft is just the beginning.

Here are the highlights (or lowlights) of our pre-draft press conferences.

1. The quarterback makes or breaks any team. We will never go farther than where our quarterback takes us. We have brought into our facility twelve quarterbacks this year for evaluation and discussion.

2. There is no question who the most physically gifted player is in this draft. We have no concerns about his work ethic.

3. We intend to be a physical team.

4. Defense wins championships.

5. A quarterback does you no good if you do not protect him or give him weapons.

6. We obviously need players. We would be willing to trade down from any pick for additional picks.

7. We know who we will pick #1, if we do not trade out of that pick.
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I'm fully understanding what this is. It's more appropriate for the GM Mock forum or the Mock Draft forum. I'm moving it to the former for the time being.
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rumor is that Bull officials had dinner with ot Greg Robinson last night.
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pick List:

1-1
2-34, 2-51, 3-68, 3-85
4-106, 4-123, 5-148, 5-165, 6-185, 6-202, 7-227, 7-244, 7-256
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With the first pick, the LA Bull selects ot Greg Robinson, Aub.

6-5 332 4.92

Big but not fat. Powerful. Long arms. Already a great run blocker. Has feet for pass pro. Great vision, which may be his best quality. Gets out on the second level easily. Seems serious about his craft.

Not experienced. Powerful hands, but gets sloppy and will hold when there is no reason. Will sometimes waist bend. Just needs to be taught.

Will start inside while he learns. Will be a dominant guard and then become a dominant left tackle.

I believe that for a brand new team, Robinson is better because the structure is not there to properly develop Clowney and take advantage of him.

This will be a good pick if... Robinson = Willie Roaf

This will be a bad pick if... Clowney = Reggie White
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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was projecting a db here, but the big run last night cleaned the cupboard.

Barring a trade, the LA Bull decides they do not have enough Robinsons, and selects wr Allen Robinson, PSU with the 2-34 pick.

6-2 220 4.60 combine 4.4x pro day.

Good size. Good body control. Good hands. Plays faster than 4.6 but not as fast as 4.4. Seems serious about the game and wants to be a coach some day. Already changes speed well. Good release against press. Does a lot of little things well.

Good pick if A Robinson starts out as a reliable possession receiver and continues to develop into more.]Bad pick if he is already maxed out.


*** Trade Trade Trade ***

Scratch the above.

Trade 2-34 to receive 2-47, 3-78.

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Yay! Got my guy anyway (barring another trade).

2-47 Allen Robinson wr PSU
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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With the 2-51 pick, the Bull select Phillip Gaines cb Rice

6-0 193 4.38

He may stay on the board for a while.

Fast. Loose hips. Good ball skills. Good size. Works hard.

Not known to be tough against the run. Got busted for weed.

Good pick if he works on his strength and craft.

Bad pick if he is content to be a matador.

*******************************

Nevermind. I will probably get Gaines anyway.

Trade Trade Trade

For 2-51 and 7-227, receive 2-63, 5-171, and 4(SF)15

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I did. 2-63 Phillip Gaines cb Rice

***CORRECTION Pick is 4(DEN)15


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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Barring a trade (49ers are going crazy), the Bull selects with 3-68

Marcus Martin og USC

6-3 320

Good athlete. Needs technique work. needs to get stronger. I think he is a better og than c.

Good pick if he turns into a football player.

Bad pick if he relies on his athleticism as a pro.


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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With the 3-78 pick, the Bull select Laurent Duvernay-Tardif ot Canada.

6-5 321

Strong but raw. I think he is the real deal. We will see.

Good pick if he adapts to the US game

Bad pick if he does not.
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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With the 3-85, the Bull select Josh Huff wr Ore

5-11 206 4.51

Showed great at the all-star practice.

Not big or really fast or really explosive.

Good pick if he keeps his head straight.

Bad pick if the Senior Bowl practices were illusion.
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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Real life intrudes, and I will not be able to input picks real time. Still, the results will clearly show I won't be backdating the picks.

Expected 4-106: Aaron Colvin cb Okla

People I am interesting in picking, and the way the late rounds usually go I should get many of them, are Lamin Barrow lb, Carl Bradford lb, Jordan Zumwalt lb, Max Bullough lb, Pierre Desir cb, Jemea Thomas db, AJ McCarron qb, David Fales qb, Logan Thomas qb, Robert Herron wr, Bruce Ellington wr, Martavious Bryant wr, Matt Hazel wr, Shaq Evans wr, Lache Seastrunk rb, Tyler Starr lb, Jordan Najvar te, Joe Halapio og, David Yankey og

Maybe Crowell. Prolly not.
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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With the 4-106 pick, the LA Bull selects Aaron Colvin, cb Okla

5-11 177-192

Fluid but not super-explosive or fast. Should be fast enough. Good instincts. Works hard. Team leader.

Ripped up his ACL during Senior Bowl week. Was doing well until that happened. Has injury issues before then, which means he could be on the board for a while.

Weighed in at 177 at the combine, but played bigger than that. I have to think he will gain muscle during the rehab.

This will be a good pick if... Colvin recovers completely and stays healthy.

This will be a bad pick if... he is injury-prone his entire career, or rushes his rehab
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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With the 4-123 pick, the LA Bull select Pierre Desir db Nowhere St

6-1 198 4.59

Should help on special teams. I think I may move him to fs.
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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Headed for MD Anderson in Houston after this post. Will catch up tonight from the road.

With 5-148, the LA Bull selects Robert Herron wr Wyo

Prototypical slot receiver. Quick, fast, tough over the middle.

Has a small catching radius.

Good pick if he is Wes Welker.

Bad pick if he gets hurt a lot.
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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 2:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The rest of the blind picks:

5-165 Zumwalt lb
5-171 Fales qb
6-185 Thomas db
6-202 Prosch fb
7-244 Starr lb
7-256 Najvar te

UDFA (3 automatics and then 60% probability for my targets. This factors in the opportunity to udfa of an expansion team) I hit on...

Matthews qb Atl
Fluellen rb Phi
Crowell rb Cle
Snead wr Cle
Colter wr Min
Annen te Phi
Hurst rt Bal
Larsen c Mia
Dieke de NYG
Jeffcoat de Sea
A Johnson dt Mia
R Nix fb/dt Atl
Bullough ilb Hou
Heit ds KC
Van Der Kamp p
Boswell k Hou

Goodnight, all.
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