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No. God. No. Green Bay got Brett Hundley.


smart pick. He gets to learn from Rodgers.


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Stefon Diggs - WR - Terrapins
Maryland WR Stefon Diggs "has the skills to be a productive NFL receiver" despite a lackluster collegiate career, notes CBS Sports' Pete Prisco.
"He is also a capable return man," Prisco wrote. "A team using a mid-round pick on him might end up with a steal. The talent is there." The analyst is far from the only person who thinks so, which is why it's basically impossible to peg where Diggs will go in the draft. Diggs was dubbed "Playmaker's 2015 sleeper favorite" by Football Outsiders' Playmaker Score. The 6-foot, 195-pound Diggs recorded forty times of 4.46 and 4.50 at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Source: CBS Sports Apr 22 - 8:00 PM

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ESPN's Todd McShay believes Maryland WR Stefon Diggs "is a potential Day 2 pick because he is exceptional in one important trait -- the ability to create with the ball in his hands."
"He is a twitched-up wide receiver with really impressive stop-start ability and lateral agility, and while he doesn't have elite top-end speed, he is above average in this area and does possess elite initial burst (just a 4.46 40-yard dash, but an excellent 1.53-second 10-yard split)," McShay wrote. "He almost always makes the first defender miss either after the catch or as a returner (which might end up being his best role in the pros), and he can string together multiple moves with the ball in his hands." The analyst clarifies that Diggs "isn't likely to go in the first two rounds" because of his size and health concerns, but calls him a "big-time playmaker in the open field" who could be a potential steal. The 6-foot, 195-pound Diggs was called the "sleeper favorite" of Football Outsiders' Playmaker Score metric. Apr 27 - 12:47 AM
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Nice, so he's like a poor mans percy harvin then, not bad for the 5th round.


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So what's the deal with Collins, if he gets selected and he sits out is it true he can re-enter the draft? Obviously he doesn't have to sign a contract but I would assume if he's drafted a team gets exclusive rights to him for x years, right? If so, throw a 6th flier for him Rick.


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Just watched stefon diggs highlights on youtube, im excited. riDIGGulous.

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Wasn't Diggs the guy that refused to shake hands with the opposing team last year at Maryland and got suspended? If so, not the 1st time he was in trouble. Also a little injury prone...

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ESPN's Todd McShay believes Maryland WR Stefon Diggs "is a potential Day 2 pick because he is exceptional in one important trait -- the ability to create with the ball in his hands."
"He is a twitched-up wide receiver with really impressive stop-start ability and lateral agility, and while he doesn't have elite top-end speed, he is above average in this area and does possess elite initial burst (just a 4.46 40-yard dash, but an excellent 1.53-second 10-yard split)," McShay wrote.
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"JUST" 4.46? Come on McShay, that's very fast. There are plenty of receivers and running backs in the league who ran 4.5's and 4.6's. If his head is screwed on straight, which sounds like it could be a problem, he has plenty of speed for the NFL.


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Tyrus Thompson, OT, from Oklahoma. Started 27 games at left tackle.

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Tyrus Thompson

http://www.nfl.com/draft/2015/profiles/ ... id=2552367


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D.J. Bubose. Defensive end from Louisville. Really don't know too much about him. But, he is another defensive end.


I hope we go for Ifo Ekpre-Olomu!!!!!!

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The scouting report on nfl.com makes the Dubose pick sound like a waste. http://www.nfl.com/draft/2015/profiles/b.j.-dubose?id=2552267


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The scouting report on nfl.com makes the Dubose pick sound like a waste. http://www.nfl.com/draft/2015/profiles/b.j.-dubose?id=2552267


Maybe, but honestly, how much time do they put into their scouting report when it comes to 6th round players? At this point the coaches are probably just looking for 1 or 2 things a guy does well and maybe a few things he can hopefully grow into or improve either through practice / coaching or the weight room. Not saying it's a good pick but you also have to think about the roll, is this guy someone they can develop while playing special teams? That's usually the question you ask for late round picks.


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John_Viveiros wrote:
The scouting report on nfl.com makes the Dubose pick sound like a waste. http://www.nfl.com/draft/2015/profiles/b.j.-dubose?id=2552267


Maybe, but honestly, how much time do they put into their scouting report when it comes to 6th round players? At this point the coaches are probably just looking for 1 or 2 things a guy does well and maybe a few things he can hopefully grow into or improve either through practice / coaching or the weight room. Not saying it's a good pick but you also have to think about the roll, is this guy someone they can develop while playing special teams? That's usually the question you ask for late round picks.

I'd much rather go for the other type of risk - injury risk or character risk - with the late rounders, rather than get a guy who wasn't anything special in college and see if something bizarre happens and he becomes a player. Lael Collins is a nice character risk I might try, Ekpre Olomu as an injury risk. Those guys could be starters in the league down the line.

The Dubose guy is strong but slow. Maybe the plan is to move him inside and put more weight on him. As defensive end, they say "unlikely to be a plus play[ing] against the run or pass". The NFL report shows no upside. Anyone got another report that will give me some hope? Please?


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Side note. The Colts acquired Josh Robinson.

Bah-dah-bum. The running back from Mississippi State.


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Dubose was a weird pick. He seems like a 3-4 guy.

He got a low draft grade, which is okay I guess but I'd rather have taken a pure 4-3 DT.

http://walterfootball.com/nfldraftgrades6.php


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HardcoreVikesFan wrote:
No. God. No. Green Bay got Brett Hundley.


smart pick. He gets to learn from Rodgers.


I find it highly unlikely that Hundley is Rodgers heir apparent, love the pick though.

Nice job with Kendricks you lucky bastards. :wink:

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For our 7th round, pick 228, we selected: Austin Shepherd, offensive tackle, Alabama.

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Another OL

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One last chance to draft La'el Collins or Ifo-Ekpre-Olomu.... :x :x :x :x :x

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Sounds like a decent use of the 7th round pick, not very talented physically but works hard. Pretty much a must if you can't physically out play your opponent to be able to out hustle / out work them.


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Joey Iosefa to TB. Nice to see. Guy is a tank.

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For our final pick in the draft (round 7, 232), we selected: Edmond Robinson, LB, Newberry.


No Ifo Ekpre-Olomu for us :( :( :( :( :( :(

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For our final pick in the draft (round 7, 232), we selected: Edmond Robinson, LB, Newberry.


From his little bio on NFL.com it sounds like he'll most likely be a practice squad stash and see if he can't do some major bulking up as he has a good frame but isn't nearly strong enough to play in the NFL yet.


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Well that'll do it. All in all I think I'm pretty pleased for day 3. I'm excited about this WR we got in the 5th round and happy we nabbed THREE offensive lineman and a fairly athletic / productive TE. I doubt the day 3 DE or this OLB make the team so my guess is they might end up on the practice squad.

Out of our 10 picks, 5 of them came in the 5th round or later and I think 6 of these guys will have a good shot to make the team so that's pretty nice.

I'm giving Spielman and co a solid B+ for this draft.


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Jordysghost wrote:
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HardcoreVikesFan wrote:
No. God. No. Green Bay got Brett Hundley.


smart pick. He gets to learn from Rodgers.


I find it highly unlikely that Hundley is Rodgers heir apparent, love the pick though.



indeed.....most likely he's traded right before he becomes a FA. I don't see Rodgers approaching the time for an heir for quite a few more years.


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The Browns drafted Ifo Ekpre-Olomu. Damn it. :|

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I'm going to call this the "00 Buck" draft. Seems like after the first two picks, Spielman loaded up the shotgun and peppered the team with highly athletic but raw athletes that may or may not pan out. There's some merit to it as I think the draft is largely a crap shoot in later rounds so you may as well get as many shots as possible to land a potential hit. I would have liked to have seen one more solid pick in the 3rd before we went full throttle with the project picks but I guess whoever they were targeting was gone so he decided to implement his mandatory 10 pick scheme early. Also disappointed we once again did not grab a QB. I think the Packers showed that no matter who you have behind center you should still always keep looking.


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The Browns drafted Ifo Ekpre-Olomu. Damn it. :|

His injury was really bad. If he comes back they got a major steal. I was guessing he would go undrafted. Good pick


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