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  1. Some players that flashed in the E-W Shrine Game on Jan 18th....(and remember those players that stand out get drafted 4th-7th round) WR Binjimen Victor, Ohio State 6'4" Victor is coming off a senior season that saw him post career-highs in catches (35) and yardage (573) while also scoring six touchdowns. Victor made a couple of catches during the game but the one that best showed off his skills was a 36-yard touchdown off a flea-flicker. RB Rico Dowdle, South Carolina He looked like the most explosive and shifty player out on the field. He found ways to break off big runs and showed a knack for finding space and making the most of each of his runs. Dowdle’s best run came on a 30-yard scamper that saw him quickly identify the hole and attack it while getting outside. Kendall Coleman, DE, Syracuse: Mctelvin Agim, DT, Arkansas: Jon Runyan, OL, Michigan: RB Benny LeMay Wins Offensive MVP - Charlotte running back Benny LeMay was named the offensive MVP with 80 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries. Illinois State safety Luther Kirk earned defensive MVP honors with the contest's only interception.
  2. Somewhere I saw an analysis / survey of CBs taken in the 1st round, and the success hit ratio was better for CBs.........I can't find the link though. Anyhow, yes to the BPA. If it is an OT, CB, WR, or EDGE, it doesn't matter to me. Just make it a quality player for the next 5 years.
  3. I have already posted similar sentiments a few times, but in case anyone missed those..........here is an article saying the same thing: by Mike Catalana Thursday, January 16th 2020 Every Bills fan knows this team is in need of a play making wide receiver. But when the draft goes to Las vegas this spring and you are screaming for them to take one of the top pass catchers in round one, remember that recent history shows a real mixed bag when it comes to teams using a first round pick on a WR. Let's break down the first round WR's over the past 5 years. Busts Corey Coleman Browns First round 2016 (15th overall) Coleman isn't just one of the worst first round wide receivers ever taken, he will go down as one of the worst first round picks of the decade. The Browns dumped him after two atrocious seasons. He went to the Bills in 2018 when they had opne of the worst wide receiver groups in franchise history and still could not make the regular roster. Coleman had a cup of coffee with the Patriots who quickly saw he could not play. His last stop was the Giants where he caught 5 passes to move his career total of catches to 61. Kevin White Bears First round 2015 (7th overall) White is an all-time bust, but injuries played the biggest part in keeping him off the field.. Coming out of West Virginia, the Bears thought he was going to be a game breaker. Instead a shin injury turned into a surgery and a lost rookie season. Maybe it was the injury but his career never got started. In 2016 he played 4 games before suffering another season ending leg injury. In 2017 White suffered a 3rd season ending injury when he hurt his shoulder on opening day. That ended his career with the Bears and he eventually took a shot with the Arizona Cardinals, but White was cut in training camp. Laquon Treadwell Vikings First Round 2016 (23rd overall) The Vikings should have known there were issues with Treadwell when he caught just one pass in 9 games a a rookie. Somehow he has started 16 games in his 4 years in Minnesota but caught just 65 passes for 701 yards in his entire career. Josh Doctson Redskins First round 2016) 22nd overall) Doctson's career got off to a bad start when an Achilles injury ended his rookie season after just 3 games. He put together similar seasons in 2018 and 2018 when he 35 and then 44 passes, each season for just over 500 yards. Washington decided not to pick up his 5th year option and then cut him loose. Doctson was claimed by the Vikings who eventually cut him during the 2019 season. Breshad Perriman Ravens First round 2015 (26th overall) Perriman lost his rookie season to injury but came back to play in 2016. he did have 33 catches for 499 yards and 3 touchdowns, showing some promise. But 2018 was a disaster in Baltimore, with Perriman catching just 10 passes in 11 games and then being cut by Baltimore. he was picked up the Browns in 2018 where he showed his speed with 340 yards on only 16 catches. he signed in 2019 with the Tampa Bay Bucs where he showed some progress with 36 catches for 645 yards and 6 TD's. But the Ravens spent a 1st round pick on him and he's finally showing something with hsi 3rd team So you are saying there is a chance Nelson Agholor Eagles First round 2016 (20th overall) You want the good of Nelson Agholor? In the 2017 Eagles Super Bowl winning season, he moved to the slot and had more catches, receiving yards and TD's than in his previous two seasons combined (62 catches 768 yards and 8TD's) Then in the Super Bowl win over the Patriots, Agholor caught 3 key passes on what proved to be the game winning drive and finished the game with 84 yards and a championship ring. But it's the rest of his time in Philly that should make the next part of his career interesting to see play out. After another solid year in 2018, Agholor reverted back to his rookie and year two play in 2019 and struggled during the entire season. He also had some key drops, including potential game winners from Carson Wentz in games against the Falcons and Patriots. The Eagles did pick up his 5th year option but will now likely be letting him walk into free agency. Corey Davis Titans First round 2017 (5th overall) The highlight for Davis so far was year two in the NFL. He started all 16 games and caught 65 passes for 891 yards and hauled in 4 touchdowns. But the rest of the time for Davis in the league has been a disappointment. His rookie year was marred by a hamstring injury that bothered him for the entire season. But the problem for the Titans is that Davis went back to his rookie form in 2019 when he lost snaps to AJ Brown. Davis has size 6'3 " and speed to still be an impactful player. But 3 years into the league he has been a major disappointment, especially when you take into account how highly he was drafted N"Keal Harry Patriots First round 2019 (32nd overall) Harry easily could be in the "encouraging signs" category. His rookie year was limited because of an injury that kept him off the field with an ankle injury from training camp. He finally debuted for New England and played 7 games , including 5 as a starting WR. Harry had 12 catches on the season including a pair for touchdowns. His season was an incomplete. John Ross Bengals First round 2017 (9th overall) Ross has not been able to stay healthy since joining the Bengals. There is a chance he can still be a productive player, but he is closing in on the bust category. In 3 seasons Ross has played in exactly half of his possible games (24). He did have a stunning 7 touchdowns on ony 21 catches in his 2nd season, but Ross has had just 49 career catches. THE BEST DJ Moore Panthers First Round (2018) (24th overall) After an encouraging rookie year with 55 catches and 788 yards, Moore brought out in 2019 with 87 catches and 1175 yards this past season. And look at what Moore was working with in Carolina. After starting the year with a beaten up Cam Newton, Moore caught passes from Kyle Allen most of the year before finishing with Will Grier. It's just 2 seasons in but the former Maryland Terp looks like a very good choice and good value. Calvin Ridley Falcons First round (2018) (26th overall) Ridley got drafted into a pretty good spot in Atlanta. He was in a pass oriented offense with a veteran QB in Matt Ryan and a super star WR on the other side. But Ridley has put up the kind of numbers the Falcons were looking for when they took him late in round one. Ridley had 64 catches as a rookie and 63 in season number two. He had 821 yards as a rookie and 866 as a sophomore. Ridley caught 7 TD passes as a rookie and 10 in 2019. He's dealt with some injuries but has been a productive 2nd option for the Falcons. Late Bloomers De'Vante Parker Dolphins First round 2015 (14th overall) All well that ends well? Parker showed some flashes as a rookie in 2015 when he caught just 26 passes. a 100 yard receiving game to close the season against the Patriots was encouraging. In fact, he began the 2016 season with a big game against the Patriots again (8 catches and 106 yards) and finished with 744 yards for the playoff bound Dolphins. 2018 was a year in which Parker traded water, catching 57 passes with only 1 touchdown Surprisingly, Miami picked up Parker's 5th year option to begin the 2018 season, but he took a step back, catching just 24 passes in 11 games after dealing with an injury. But then came 2019 and Fitz Magic. Parker had career highs in catches (72) yards (1202) and TD's (9). And after having his name come up in trade rumors, Miami turned around and signed him to a 4 year, $40 million dollar extension. Mike Williams Chargers First round 2017 (7th overall) Much like the Bills pick of Sammy Watkins, the Chargers picked a Clemson Wide Receiver in the top 10 of the draft (But they only used a single first round pick in the process) As a rookie a back injury forced him to miss all of training camp. The rest of his first season was marked by inconsistency. He finished the year playing just 10 games and catching only 11 passes for 95 yards. In 2018 he scored his first NFL touchdown against the Bills in Orchard Park. Even though his overall numbers were modest (43 catches for 644 yards) Williams showed a knack for getting into the endzone by using his 6'4" frame to get contested passes. In 2019, he found a way to make big plays. Williams was targeted 90 times but caught just 49 passes. But the key was the yardage. He finished the year with 1001 yards and a 20.4 average yards per catch to lead the NFL . He caught just 2 TD passes during a tough year for quarterback Philip Rivers Encouraging signs Marquise Brown Ravens First round 2019 (25th overall) a 5'9" speedster out of Oklahoma with the nickname "Hollywood" (because he is from Hollywood, Florida) Brown became the most impactful wide out on a Ravens team that is built around Lamar Jackson's skill set. What a way to make a debut in the league. Despite playing just 14 snaps, Brown became the first player in NFL history to catch a pair of 40 plus yard touchdowns in his first NFL game as the Ravens crushed the Dolphins. In his next game, Brown came back with 8 catches for 86 yards against the Cardinals. When the season was finished, the rookie ended up with just 46 catches but 7 were for scores. His overall success might be based on Jackson become more adept at making throws to the outside. Will Fuller Texans First round 2016 (21st overall) Every Will Fuller story starts out with "if he can stay on the field" Nagging injuries have been the most frustrating part for both Fuller and the Texans. Fuller has started just 41 out of a possible 64 games in his career. While he plays with dynamic Deshaun Watson as his QB and one of , if not the best WR's in the NFL in De'Andre Hopkins on the other side, Fuller's speed and deep pass catching ability seems to be the difference maker in the Texans offense going from good to great.
  4. Wonder which WRs in this draft are most injury prone? We don't have to worry about WRs Jerry Jeudy, CeeDee Lamb, and Henry Ruggs because those 3 are projecting to go Top 15. So those guys are not options for us. If we go WR in the 1st round I think it is down to either Laviska Shenault, Jr. or Tee Higgins. While I can see Laviska Shenault being a fit for what Beane/McDermott/Daboll would want in a WR, it is probably important to look hard at his injury history. Laviska Shenault 6'2" 220lbs Scouting Notes: Thick, chiseled, and stoutly built structure that contains plenty of armor in order to fend off defenders. Swiss Army knife player. Played X, Y and Z. Colorado used him regularly out of the backfield for handoffs and gadget plays. Highly effective weapon to every level of the field. Injuries: Shenault battled some injuries prior to his final season as he had surgery on a torn left labrum in his shoulder (Feb. 2019) and also toe surgery (Dec 2018) The injury forced him to miss three games in 2018.
  5. Coming out of Clemson, Sammy Watkins was supposedly the most dynamic WR in the DRAFT. Russ Brandon and his buddy Gilligan decided to go all in and trade away 1st round picks to move up to get him. This season Sammy Watkins had 673 receiving yards. Cole Beasley had more than that. In 2018, 2017 and 2016 Sammy Watkins had 430 yards, 520, and 593 yards receiving. Bottom line over a 6 year span Sammy Watkins has been a very average Wide Receiver in terms of production. The question is WHY? Why did Sammy have such tremendous college highlight reels, with scouts raving about him, yet he turned out to be "just a guy"? He has the metrics at 6'1" 211lbs and he ran a 4.35 at the combine. http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/Sammy-Watkins?id=2543457 What can we learn about projecting a college WR, as good as Sammy was in college, to the NFL? Which WR in the April draft do you think is overhyped, despite being a stud in college?
  6. Day 3 - Tony Pauline Wide Receiver Notes: Excellent showings from several EAST receivers Today was the first practice for the Clemson players and Diondre Overton made it count. He made a spectacular grab in the endzone, showing great balance and body control to high point the ball from the defender. Wide receiver Isaiah Wright continued his momentum from yesterday, and once again Mason Kinsey could not be covered. Keith Gavin of Florida State and Freddie Swain of Florida drew high praise from scouts as well. This was probably the best practice of the week for Aaron Parker of Rhode Island. He made several big grabs in contested situations and really looked like he belonged. West wideouts completed an all-around great day at the position Several receivers stood out for the West, none more so than Nick Westbrook. He displayed strong, dependable hands, effectively came away with the over the shoulder reception in the deep field and consistently won out for contested grabs. Speed and quickness are still a major concerns. John Hightower caught the ball well and earned the praise of scouts, while Johnathon Johnson’s route running once again was so precise, opponents could not cover him. Diondre Overton, Isaiah Wright, Mason Kinsey, Keith Gavin, Freddie Swain, Aaron Parker, Nick Westbrook, John Hightower, Johnathon Johnson
  7. I hoped for more from Duke Williams this season. And if he pulled down a few of those really difficult catches this year, I think he would be a lock for the #3/4 WR. But he didn't. He doesn't have stone hands by any means, it is just there were a few he left on the table. A WR like Shenault would make McKenzie and Foster unnecessary. It would give us Shenault, Smoke Brown, Cole Beasley and Duke Williams. With WR5 any UDFA or FA or Andre Roberts.
  8. You are right. Philadelphia gave away a decent amount of picks to move up to draft Carson Wentz. Wentz is not a bust, but is he better than Josh Allen? Sam Darnold? Lamar Jackson? Philly gave away their: 2016 first-round pick (No. 8) 2016 third-round pick (No. 77) 2016 fourth-round pick (No. 100) 2017 first-round pick (No. 12) 2018 second-round pick (TBD) Eagles got from the Browns: 2016 first-round pick (No. 2, Carson Wentz, QB) 2017 fourth-round pick (No. 139, traded to Vikings for No. 132, Donnell Pumphrey, RB)
  9. This report is heavily in the rumor column. But, it makes sense. The Dolphins have 3 first round picks this year, and 2 next year. I hope this never happens...we don't need Joe Burrow in the AFC East for the next 12-15 years. Report: Dolphins Trying to Aquire No. 1 Pick to Select Joe Burrow January 16, 2020 2:00 pm | by John Devereaux | Posted In AFC, NFL, Worldwide Sports IF, IF you wanted to speculate on what it would cost, here is a theoretical trade scenario. Cincinnati Bengals would receive: 2020 first-round pick (fifth overall) 2020 first-round pick (18th overall) 2020 second-round pick (39th overall) 2021 first-round pick 2021 third-round pick Miami Dolphins would receive: 2020 first-round pick (first overall)
  10. EDGE. I was really hoping we would draft Maxx Crosby last year. The Bills looked at him closely in the Pre-Draft process so I really thought they might grab him. We had two 4th round picks, which is where Crosby got drafted. I get we wanted to go offense, and we traded both our 4th round picks to move up and select Dawson Knox. I guess for a change we went offense instead of defense. (By the way, our 2nd, 3rd and 4th picks were offensive players so McDermott doesn't only think of the Dee...)
  11. I am hoping we don't go WR in the first round. But If we do, it is hard to know which WR will be the best pro. EVERY WR drafted in the 1st round always looks like they will be a stud in the NFL. EX: Corey Coleman was the 15th overall draft pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. He looked like a can't miss prospect. Coleman's last college season he had 74 catches, 1,363 yards an 18.4 yard average per catch, and 20 touchdowns. Coleman capped off the year by winning the 2015 Fred Biletnikoff Award for the nation's best wide receiver. He flushed as a pro in Cleveland 2016-2018 and was traded to the Buffalo Bills in August 2018. He didn't last 4 weeks before the Bills cut him. SO Laviska Shenault Jr. ? Tee Higgins? IDK.
  12. McBeane talks about players being versatile. The WR that appears to be the most versatile, and could still on the board when the Bills pick at 22, is 6'2" 220lb Laviska Shenault Jr. Over the last two seasons, the Buffaloes took advantage of Shenault’s power and speed by lining him up at different spots. He played outside receiver, in the slot, h-back, tailback, some tight end and even ran the wildcat position. Sounds versatile to me. CRABBS - TheDraftNetwork Summary - Laviska Shenault checks nearly every box you'd want from a high-end wide receiver prospect entering the NFL — minus production. Shenault's physical ability is jaw dropping and should transcend a dysfunctional offense at Colorado. Shenault possesses the explosiveness, physicality, short area quickness, hands and linear speed to become a high volume alpha receiver at the NFL level. He's capable of defeating press on the boundary and should produce immediately. MARINO - TheDraftNetwork Versatility - Profiles as an X receiver but can play in the slot as well. Colorado used him regularly out of the backfield for handoffs and gadget plays. Highly effective weapon to every level of the field. Gets his work done as a blocker. An impressive blend of size, physicality, burst and ball skills, Shenault has no limitations in the ways he can make plays. His college coach Mel Tucker: "Laviska Shenault represented our relentless culture and was one of the most dynamic, dominant and versatile players that I have ever coached" Injury History. He has had some nagging injuries. Shenault missed two games this season with a core muscle injury. He also missed three games in 2018 with an injury. In fact Shenault had toe and shoulder surgeries after the 2018 season. Definitely something to consider. Don't know if the Beane and the Bills will draft a WR in the 1st round, but Shenault seems to be a good fit.
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