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Now that the NFL Draft is behind us and rookie drafts have begun everywhere.  Here are my initial rankings of the first year quarterbacks and tight ends.  I didn’t go extremely deep, only five maxxwquarterbacks and five tight ends that have more defined roles or easy to determine situations. Keep in mind there should be better situations in the 2016 draft class.  Here are my rankings and some quick thoughts:

Quarterbacks

1)      Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay

The quarterback has a lot of talented weapons, the ability to run his offensive coordinator’s playbook, but his offensive line needs a lot of work.  The change to Charles Sims could mean a more spread offense based on quick reads.  Hopefully you won’t need to start him other than a bye week in year one.

2)      Marcus Mariota, Tennessee

The former spread quarterback has his work cut out for him.  The Titan running game is not a strong one and although Tennessee acquired a few talented receivers in the draft, no one is a superstar.  If troubled Dorial Green-Beckham pans out, the rest might come into place.   How much of Mariota’s college plays get integrated into the offense, could determine early success. Read More »

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After the third and final day of the NFL Draft, there were still fireworks left to muddy up the Jets quarterback situation, the Ravens backfield, and add intrigue to the Miami backfield.  I am taking a Draftquick look at some of the fantasy relevant players unearthed this past Saturday.  Players get listed in the order they were selected:

QB Bryce Petty, NYJ

The former Baylor signal caller did not adapt well to taking snaps under center in Mobile.  He is plenty athletic with a strong arm, but has sloppy footwork and is quite inaccurate.

WR Jamison Crowder, Washington

Duke’s “little engine that could” is more quick than fast and is a slot/return guy only.  He is not physical enough to play the outside.  I’m not sure if he will see the field in year one. Read More »

Now that all pro days are in the books and I’ve gotten the chance to watch everyone on the list.  Here is this quick updated list with my thoughts of this dynasty fantasy football draft class.  These rankings are very fluid and will get adjusted after the NFL Draft is overDraft. Any rankings in italics are upgrades.

Quarterbacks

1. Jameis Winston, Florida State

2. Marcus Mariota, Oregon

3. Brett Hundley, UCLA

4. Bryce Petty, Baylor

5. Garrett Grayson, Colorado State

6. Shane Carden, East Carolina

Running backs

1. Todd Gurley, Georgia

2. Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin Read More »

The biggest headline in the 2015 NFL Draft is that there are only two quarterbacks: Winston and Mariota.  While both of those signal callers will get selected within the first ten picks, there are other brycepquarterbacks that might become starters in time.  One of those is Baylor’s Bryce Petty, who I got to see up close at the Senior Bowl in Mobile this winter.  To get a better idea of what skills and attributes he brings to the NFL, I watched seven of his 2014 games against SMU, Buffalo, Kansas State, West Virginia, Iowa State, Kansas, and Oklahoma.  Here is what I saw:

QB Bryce Petty, Baylor, 6’ 3” 230 lbs.

Cons: The first thing I look at is a quarterback’s feet when he is getting ready to throw the ball.  Petty can have a strong base at times, but then also shuffles his feet a lot under pressure.  When he takes the time to set his feet, the signal caller is a lot more accurate, but unfortunately he does this when not under pressure by lesser opponents.  Baylor plays out of the shotgun, almost exclusively, and Petty did not look very comfortable taking snaps from center in Mobile.  In the NFL, shotgun is not the look most offensive coordinators want to be pigeon-holed into. The quarterback shows the tendency to know where he is going with the ball before he receives the snap.  With disguised coverages and schemes he will face at the next level, Petty will need to adjust on the fly and be able to go thru his progressions or cause a preponderance of negative plays.  Read More »

Now that some pro days occurred and I’ve gotten the chance to watch more film.  Here is a quick updated list with my thoughts of this dynasty fantasy football draft class.  These rankings are very fluid and will get adjustedDraft again before April 30th. Any rankings in italics are upgrades.

Quarterbacks

1. Jameis Winston, Florida State

2. Marcus Mariota, Oregon

3. Brett Hundley, UCLA

4. Bryce Petty, Baylor

5. Garrett Grayson, Colorado State

6. Shane Carden, East Carolina

Running backs

1. Todd Gurley, Georgia

2. Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin Read More »

It’s Day Two in Indianapolis and the day every dynasty owner loves the most..the offensive skill player day!  Remember we are getting a small glimpse into what each player brings to the next level, scoutingcombinenot the holy grail.  Here are some players that stood out to me during this day:

RB Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska

The powerful running back looked smooth in drills showing off his loose hips and good hands.  He ran a slower forty than thought at 4.60.

WR Nelson Agholor, USC

He had a great gauntlet drill, catching passes in stride with his soft, attacking hands.  Agholor ran a solid 4.42 forty time, but his day ended early due to a dislocated finger. Read More »

It’s day three in Mobile, Alabama and the intensity has decidedly waned in practice.  Many NFL scouts have left as have several teams’ personnel.  There were a few nuggets of information to be gleamed, so I will break down some thoughts after watching both the North and South squads.  The players got listed alphabetically and by the squad they were on.

North

RB Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska

The runner has good burst, shows quick feet changing directions, and sells his fakes well.  Abdullah can find a small sliver on the line and get small.  I have my doubts that he will be more than a third down back though at the next level. Read More »

This is the time of the fantasy season  in dynasty leagues when the good owners are trying to find ways to fortify their teams.  One of the best ways to do that is by looking to the college players that melmight make the move to the NFL this spring.  Here are some of the players that made an impression with their bowl game play.  This is by no means an exhaustive list, rather a starting point.

DE-Shilique Calhoun, Michigan State- This defensive end flip-flops sides and can anchor the edge without giving up much ground.  He gets good initial pressure off the snap and can crash down the line to help defend the run.  Calhoun can dip his shoulder underneath the blocker on the way to the quarterback or use a spin move to create space between him and the offensive line.  His most impressive play of the night was a swat that knocked the offensive tackle off-balance, and the defensive end burst past him to sack the quarterback.  Calhoun also chopped the ball out of the signal caller hand while getting another half sack. Read More »