Observations on 2022 NFL Draft

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  1. westiedog1

    westiedog1 Well-Known Member

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    A couple of strange moves in this draft.

    1. Travon Walker at #1. Don't think he's the best Edge in this draft.
    2. Derek Stingley at #3. Good for us, leaving Gardner to the Jets.
    3. Kenny Pickett to Steelers at #20. Being the only QB selected is one thing, the other is I think Willis is a better talent, maybe a bit raw, but a greater upside with incredible arm strength.
     
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    NYJetsO12 Well-Known Member

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    Yep ....lotsa things I just don't get

    But each team must grade out differently..Walker sack production no where near Hutch for example so I wonder

    Biggest mystery is how 15 damn teams passed on JJ before we shimmy back into First to get him at 26?? And he's top 10 talent? Very strange

    Why?
     
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    mezzavo Well-Known Member

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    I'd have to say the WR run is what caused JJ to fall. Much to our glee... Reminded me of Draft Day...ole' Beau Callahan sweating the fall! lol
     
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    he had red flags. older prospect, 1 year of production, poor GPA couldn't get into college. karlaftis also fell almost out of the 1st. I think many felt it was a deep edge class and after the top 3 you could get value later so WRs and CBs were over drafted. 9 edges went in round 2
     
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    SoylentGreen Well-Known Member

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    JJ dropping was surprising.

    Thought for sure Gardner would be the first cb off the board.

    Didn’t see London being taken before 10 or before Wilson.

    I like JJ, but he’s 23... I preferred Karlaftis who has not played much football and is just 20. I think his upside is higher but floor is lower vs JJ.
     
  6. Br4d

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    The Edges were definitely a bit over-rated and as a result over-drafted this year. However they were nowhere near as over-rated as the QB's last year and so nobody made a really foolish trade up high in the 1st to get one.

    I think the Jacksonville pick reeked of "we're smarter than everybody else" but then again a bunch of analysts liked Travon also despite the fact that he clearly was not a top 10 prospect.
     
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    Rockinz Well-Known Member

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    I think it was the 1 year wonder argument with JJ. Nothing else really adds up.
     
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    Br4d 2018 Weeb Ewbank Award

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    So my vow this year is not to project too much until we have 6 weeks of actual games in the books.

    That said, it is not that unusual for a grown man to dominate college athletes who may be more on the Baby Huey side of the ledger. I think that is one of the factors that led to a lot of teams letting JJ slide. A 22 year old man who has been in the college weight room for 3 years is significantly stronger than an 18 or 19 year old adjusting to the college game. They probably have more strength than a lot of the 20 year olds out there.
     
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    i honestly believe that jj fell because of the phenomenon of teams needs not matching the prospect. the same thing happened to aaron rodgers when he was drafted, contender for number 1 but fell to 24.
     
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    There was a lot of depth in this draft at WR and DE. There was a lot more need around the league at WR, especially given the crazy money they're fetching in FA. If you feel the Rd 2 DE you can get will be almost as good as the Round 1 DE, you wait. When everyone starts to think that, the Rd 1 DEs slide.
     

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