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Love the Browns pick of DB Greg Newsome from Northwestern, fills an area of need especially with the rest of the AFC North loading up on receivers.

The Bears got (IMO) the steal of the draft getting Fields.  Both the Buckeyes and the Bears have a spotty track record as far as success with QBs in the NFL, but Fields is different, in a good way.  I think Wilson with the Jets will be mediocre at best, and the 49ers should've taken Fields instead of Lance.   

I don't think any QB drafted is better than Herbert.  Put that out there to see if anyone calls me on it in 3-4 years.

I always have limited experience with these guys, not watching a lot of college ball, but Fields falling was not a surprise to me.  The two games I watched and the film I saw on highlights, he's got some serious NFL flaws in his game that are going to need major fixing.  No doubt he'll light things up with his feet for a little while, but among his major issues:  Locks on to his primary, doesn't make any reads, turns his back, scrambles before going to his second receiver, holds the ball.  The lock on was the most obvious, I don't know that I've ever seen him scan the field.

I think Dallas had the steal of the draft and the Falcons got the best player.

Jaguars wasted their second pick.  Any RB taken before round 3 is a waste of a pick.  Doesn't bode well for any turn around of that franchise. 

Saints filled a need and the little film I saw looked great.  Niners, well at least they didn't pick Jones.  I just can't see that pick working out for them though unless the plan is he doesn't play but back up for years.

I don't think any QB drafted is better than Herbert.  Put that out there to see if anyone calls me on it in 3-4 years.

I always have limited experience with these guys, not watching a lot of college ball, but Fields falling was not a surprise to me.  The two games I watched and the film I saw on highlights, he's got some serious NFL flaws in his game that are going to need major fixing.  No doubt he'll light things up with his feet for a little while, but among his major issues:  Locks on to his primary, doesn't make any reads, turns his back, scrambles before going to his second receiver, holds the ball.  The lock on was the most obvious, I don't know that I've ever seen him scan the field.

I think Dallas had the steal of the draft and the Falcons got the best player.

Jaguars wasted their second pick.  Any RB taken before round 3 is a waste of a pick.  Doesn't bode well for any turn around of that franchise.

Saints filled a need and the little film I saw looked great.  Niners, well at least they didn't pick Jones.  I just can't see that pick working out for them though unless the plan is he doesn't play but back up for years.

I remember you not being high on Lawrence but don't really remember why.

I think the Niners' pick is an interesting one.  So hard to judge him given the level of his (lack of) competition but he sure looks talented to my untrained eye.  And with Kittle, their OL, and that run game, not to mention the very QB-friendly system, he's really going to the best possible spot for him to succeed.

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In the 2020 thread I noted, again from my limited viewing, that Lawrence was exactly the same as a junior as he was as a freshman.  I had not seen any visible improvement in his game.  Now as a freshman he was as good as any I've ever seen, but the key to quarterback in the NFL is week to week improvement.  You have to get better all the time.

Baalke had a mixed record in San Francisco.  He wasted a lot of picks on running backs in particular and had some amazing duds.  I think the success the team had in 2010-2012 was largely miss credited to him and Harbaugh.  Truth was those 07-09 teams had a lot of talent and horrible coaching.  Baalke and Harbaugh basically were not horrible.  I don't even think they were average, they just were not the worst in the league.

Add in Urban Meyer who really has no history of developing QB's and things can be pretty rough for Lawrence.   A GM who is below average and has a history of drafting poorly with a coach with no NFL experience and no track record of developing NFL quality QBs.  You could say Alex Smith, but much of Smith's drama his first 5 years in the league was how unprepared he was for the NFL and how little good coaching he had.

The game's come easy to Lawrence the past three years.  Second best program in college football, surrounded by a ton of talent and really only a couple games a year where defenses were any kind of match for him.  That all just changed dramatically.  Can he adapt and how fast?  Can he do it without coaching help and an average GM on a terrible team?  I just don't expect a quick trip to success for Lawrence.  More like a long road and a lot of coaching changes.

I usually put less emphasis on testing results, pro days and the combine are days, fun to watch days maybe but not games however... This guy is a monster:

Spencer Brown was drafted with pick 93 of round 3 in the 2021 draft class. He scored a 10 RAS out of a possible 10.00. This ranked 1 out of 1143 OT from 1987 to 2021.

6'8", 311 lbs, 40 in 4.94, shuttle in 4.4, 3-cone in 6.96, 9'9" broadjump and a 31.5" vertical.

He's a 310 lbs dude that can jump and have his head almost even with the rim of a basketball net. He's got 35" arms so he could almost touch the top of a backboard!

Lions actually seemed to have a decent draft for the first time in forever.  Not that it will lead to anything this season but they seem to be following the rather successful model of the Browns and Fish by accumulating as many draft picks as possible, so hope springs eternal for the future.  As it has done, of course, for the last few decades....

Tonight I opened a 2007 Glaetzer Amon-Ra in honour of their new WR.

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