2022 NFL DRAFT!

BCEagle74

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JETS = 4, 10, 35, 38, 69, 111, 117, 146, 163

7 out of first 117 picks in deep draft and a maybe Joe Douglas is a disciple of the GM GENIUS HOWIE ROSEMAN from the Eagles organization. So much depth maybe he can trade down and get extra high picks and finally build a team that can be a contender for years?

Jets been eating Belicheck's scraps for 20 years.

1969
Jets did very very well.

How 'bout that ZION going 17!!!! WOW!
 
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CDB

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I think the Jets had the best draft -- especially since all 3 first round picks are supposed to be talented enough to start. In the early nineties the Cowboys traded Walker for 3 starters and 3 high picks and 3 other picks and the turn around only took 2 years after that and the won three Superbowls. Not saying that could happen here -- but with all the talk of the star players on the Cowboys, folks forget that they had two lines that they played each game and all of those players would have been starters on other teams. I always begins with the offensive and defensive lines. This year the Cowboys picked a linemen they could have gotten late in the second -- if they wanted him, why not trade down into the second -- get another pick or two and take him then. I hate the fact that there are 5-6 franchises like the Cowboys where the owners get in the way of the team's success -- especially since the NFL is designed so that every one will get a chance to compete -- if they know what they are doing -- at least every few years -- yet there are these franchises -- (you know who they are) who continually make error after error -- remind you of anyone at BC -- and their fans are the ones who are forced to suffer.

The reason we fans are so demanding of the folks who lead BC is that we are so invested in the school. You can say you are done with it all, but your love for the school doesn't go away -- and when you see mediocrity in athletics when there is no reason for it -- or dropping of academic rating -- and the school is raising its attendance costs so high -- it becomes more than personal -- it a combination of hurt and embarrassment. We just can't turn our backs on the school we love so much.
 

micmon

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The Pats went for a G in the first as well. It was hilarious that the TV folks went right on to the next pick, they were so unprepared to talk about Cole Strange last night. Who saw that coming? I'd think BB felt pretty safe getting his pick of Zion or Kenyon Green at #21. No worse than one or the other.

If you listen to Tape Heads podcast leading up to the draft, you'd hear Greg Cosell of NFL films say in the draft there are needs and there are musts. You don't want to be drafting for musts too often, but a starting G was a must for the Pats going in. They reached a bit for sure, but if the guy can play it's all good.
 
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CDB

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But notice, when the Pats saw that both guards were gone, they decided against a CB and traded down to get who they had next on their board. They got more draft picks — the Cowboys had the same problem — they drafted a player who had a second round grade and got no picks. Their defense is a claim that they knew someone else was going to draft him in the first round. They admit he is a project. That is some of the difference in how these two organizations are run.
 

micmon

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Yeah, I think all the Pats fans out on the ledge because BB took a G at the end of the 1st need to wait just a bit. Too bad BB couldn't get back to the early 2nd and there would be some other picks to talk about Saturday AM instead of a laser focus for the fan disappointment.
 

CDB

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Agree

Again, the difference between the Cowboys and the Pats is 1) the Pats trade a guy while he still has value and do not wait until he is diminishing the way the Cowboys have done with T. Smith (averages missing 4 games per year for last 6 years) 2) the Pats did not use a first round pick without any compensation for a kid rated on most boards as a third round pick -- BB got picks back so the total value is all of those picks combined -- not just the one 3) The Pats can draft from many excellent linemen in the next 2 rounds and should fill their needs on the O-line there -- 4) the Pats do not want to draft a slot receiver only -- that is what was available -- they would have drafted a good receiver if he were taller and heavier 5) The Pats do not normally draft a guy who can only play center even though a really good one was available as they prefer to have a center who can also fill in as a guard. We all saw that Zion was taking snaps at the combine and could be used that way if needed.

What did the Cowboys do -- they drafted a kid who was one of the leaders in college football in holding penalties (at least one per game). they claim it is bad technique -- bad technique is when you go about setting your feet incorrectly or setting your body quickly -- holding is usually a sign that you are getting beat and the only way to stop the guy from getting by is to hold on or tackle him -- if a kid has trouble with the opposition the Tulsa U plays against, what technique is going to make him quick enough to play in the NFL without tons of work -- projects should not be drafted in the first round -- but that's what teams like the Cowboys do. What frustrates fans of those teams is how the team defends those coaches. And why are the Cowboys looking for a replacement for Connor Williams -- he leads the division in holding penalties. You can make this stuff up.
 
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AGPennyPacker

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Just a side note on the conversation we had a few weeks ago about Dabo and Clemson….

I noticed that in both 2020 and 2021 Clemson had 2 first round picks and zero this year….
 

CDB

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Mac Brown has taken many of the players Dabo used to get without much effort. Maybe Clemson was just in a great cycle -- this season should show us. The guys he lost to NC are not first round picks -- Clemson does not have the linemen it used to have and its 5-star QB flamed out last year -- let's see if that continues. Good catch, Penny. I totally missed it.
 

CDB

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Loved seeing this writeup evaluating Zion's place in the draft:

"17. Los Angeles Chargers: Zion Johnson, G, Boston College

Grade: A
The Chargers’ offseason has been about trying to make a Super Bowl run with Justin Herbert. After they got their left tackle rock in Rashawn Slater in last year’s first round, they get the ideal player to upgrade the right side, either inside or outside. Johnson does a little bit of everything well with his all-around skill set, featuring his natural agility and power."
 

BCEagle74

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Zion Johnson --Round 1
Alec Lindstrom --Round 3
Isiah Mobley-Graham --Round 5
Tyler Vrabel --Round 5
Brandon Sebastian -Round 5
Ben Petrula --Round 6
Trae Barry -- Round 7
Travis Levy --Round 7

Have Fun Eagles!

So far into R5, Pick 161…

Nothing?

maybe a late flurry?
 
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