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Ball Don't Lie EP. 43 - "Get Paid, Black Man!"

Scott and Dante weigh in on a frenzied start to free agency, Odell's move to the Browns and AB's move to the Raiders. Plus fan incidents at games and Goofy Mog of the Week!

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NFL Free Agency
- Chicago Bears moves
- Odell to Browns
- Antonio Brown to Raiders
- winners/losers
NBA
- Warriors recent slump
- Are the Rockets the biggest threat out west?
- Fan incidents at games
Goofy Mog of the Week

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Monday Morning Glory: A-A-Ron having his worst season... and I love it!

After every Chicago Bears touchdown at Nisei Lounge, a friendly, comforting little dive bar tucked into Clark and Sheffield in Chicago’s bro-ey Wrigleyville neighborhood, the patrons - many of which donning the orange and blue - happily sing “Bear Down, Chicago Bears”, the proud fight song of the hometown team. Once the song gets to its second verse, however, the song changes from “Bear Down, Chicago Bears” to “Fuck Tom Brady, Fuck Tom”.

Now I don’t participate in the remix because it goes against my hidden-but-not-so-hidden-anymore man crush of Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. But I’m impatiently waiting for Dec. 16th to arrive when the 8-3 NFC North-leading Bears host the arch-rival Green Bay Packers, so I can finally join in on the second verse with some lyrics of my own…

“FUCK AARON RODGERS! FUCK A-A-RON!”

Since breaking Chicago’s hearts in Week One with his improbable comeback in Lambeau, Rodgers and the Packers have gone 3-6-1, leaving them with only a 3 percent chance of making the playoffs. They’re tied for the easiest schedule remaining in football, with their hardest contest being the Bears match-up in three weeks, but while Rodgers thinks “with a little help” his team can win out and make the playoffs, the Packers look dead in the water in 2018, and Bears fans are enjoying every second that Packers fans are in pain.

The scapegoat has been head coach Mike McCarthy, who will likely be fired at season’s end despite a .621 winning percentage, a Super Bowl win and multiple trips to the NFC Championship Game. For years, McCarthy has been accused of running a stagnant offense, and that’s partially true, but McCarthy’s offense doesn’t mask Rodgers’ inconsistencies this year.

From SI:

Yes, Rodgers’s unique style, which few QBs have enough talent to call upon, has led to some of his most spectacular plays. But in the aggregate, it also creates the illusion of dysfunction around him. To television viewers, Rodgers runs around because his O-line breaks down. Or because, presumably, receivers aren’t getting open. And they’re not getting open because the scheme isn’t helping them. Sometimes this is the case. But just as often, the glitches aren’t coming from everyone around the quarterback, but from the quarterback himself.

Has McCarthy’s coaching decisions been baffling? Sure. Here the Packers line up in a jumbo set on 4th and inches and run the ball right into a waiting 10-man box, costing the Packers an opportunity to drive down the field and take the lead, and giving the Vikings the ball back with good field positioning.

But it’s not just McCarthy, or the depleted talent in Green Bay. Much of the Packers struggles fall on their future Hall-of-Fame quarterback.

Rodgers completed 17 of 28 passes for 198 yards and one touchdown in last night’s 24-17 loss to the Vikings. He hasn’t looked well all season; despite already eclipsing 3200 yards passing, 20 touchdowns and throwing just one interception all year, Rodgers has been wildly inconsistent throwing the football On back-to-back plays late in the game with Green Bay needing 10 points to tie, Rodgers badly missed Equanimeous St. Brown on a throw into the turf, and then overthrew a wide-open Davante Adams in the endzone.

Aaron Rodgers doesn’t normally miss those throws. Those key plays we’ve grown accustomed to Rodgers making, aren’t being made. You can’t blame it on injury; he’s looked relatively healthy since Week Two. It may be the offense, the lack of talent surrounding him, father time, or all three… but you can’t sugarcoat it: Aaron Rodgers is having the worst season of his career, and his poor play will cost a lot of people their jobs after the season.

QUICK HITS

After two-and-a-half years of Hue Jackson (on top of three decades of ineptitude) and an 0-16 season, the Cleveland Browns deserve good things to happen to them. They took a step towards turning the corner Sunday with a 35-20 win on the road over in-state rival Cincinnati. The AJ Green-less Bengals looked like they have every game in which AJ Green has been inactive: terrible. I didn’t think they could look worse, and then Andy Dalton went out with a thumb injury, and the Bengals inserted Jeff Driskel (yes, THAT Jeff Driskel) in at quarterback. All the good things kept happening for Cleveland, and not only did they take advantage of it, they shoved it right back into their former coach's face.

After the ass-whupping, Browns QB Baker Mayfield got up to the podium and let his feelings be known about his old ball coach.

Good for Baker. He dealt with the stupidity of Hue starting Tyrod Taylor over him the first few games before he pulled the franchise out of the darkness in one half. The Browns now have back-to-back wins for the first time since 2014. Slowly, Cleveland football is returning to respectability.

And good for them to stick it to Hue. It was obvious during the taping of Hard Knocks that Hue - after one win in two seasons - was not for long in Cleveland. He got canned and went back to Cincinnati, a team the Browns had to play twice this season, knowing all their tricks and personnel, and STILL got blown out. Now there’s rumor Hue could be the one to FINALLY replace Marvin Lewis at the Bengals head coach. I hope I’m apart of the majority that hopes he gets the job, so Baker and the Browns can beat up on Hue twice a season for the foreseable future.

Wilson, Luck ELITE

I would like to personally apologize to two QBs from the 2012 Draft; one I’ve been a big fan of for years, the other I’ve disrespected for way too long.

Russell Wilson, Andrew Luck… I’m sorry.

The both of you are elite quarterbacks.

The Seahawks have battled everything from dysfunction to injury and everything in between to stay in the NFC Wild Card race, with Sunday’s 30-27 win in Carolina being the biggest so far for the 6-6 Seahawks. Trailing 27-20 with under four minutes left in the game, Seattle needed to convert on 4th and 3, or they give the ball back to the Panthers up 7. Forever clutch, Wilson took over, first on this 35-yard bomb to David Moore…

…and then on this huge third down pass to Tyler Lockett that set up Sebastian Janikowski for the game-winning field goal.

Before the season, I was hesitant to put Russell Wilson in that elite QB category with Brady-Brees-Rodgers, but the way he’s willed Seattle this season magnifies his importance to the team and the league. Over Seattle’s NFC dominance, it was easy to forget Wilson’s ability to make special plays on every snap because of the presence of so many other special players - Lynch, Bennett, Wagner the Legion of Boom, etc. - but now that most of those players are gone, Wilson stands alone as the star in Seattle, and he’s shining brighter than ever this season.

Also, he does sweet shit like this…that even the most dedicated Future fan can’t hate on.

Now it’s time for Andrew Luck…

I’ve never found Luck to be a special quarterback. GOOD, for sure, but not special. After a year away, he’s making me eat my words… and quietly inserting himself into the League MVP conversation. Luck completed 30 passes for 343 yards and 3 touchdowns, becoming the first to throw for 3 or more TD’s in eight consecutive games since Tom Brady did so in 10 games back in 2007. It was Luck’s 20th comeback win, his tenth comeback of 10+ points. Oh yeah, and he caught a pass Sunday. Probably not ideal for a man coming back from shoulder surgery, but cool as hell.

The Colts have won five straight, and not only are they in Wild Card contention in the AFC, a loss tonight by the Texans would put them a game behind Houston in the division with one more game between the two teams in two weeks. The Colts are in good position to sneak up and surprise some teams in December.

NFL Power Rankings: Rams, Chiefs the class of the NFL

We’re a little past the quarter mark of the season and now a better feel for where all 32 teams in the league are at. Regardless, this was fairly tricky to pin down. Offenses are producing at record paces and less than a handful of teams have separated themselves from the pack. Teams are changing every week and there’s still plenty of football left to play.

1) Los Angeles Rams (5-0)

Nobody can really argue this one. They have all the talent for a run at the Super Bowl. However, their defense hasn’t exactly lived up to the hype. They’ve given up 31 points in each of the last two weeks. If you want to beat them, you’re going to have to outscore them. However, the offense has been downright unstoppable so good luck with that.

2) Kansas City Chiefs (5-0)

Not far behind are the Patrick Mahomes-led Kansas City Chiefs. It looks like an NFL version of a college style offense and nobody can seem to stop it - not even the Jaguars. KC is coming off of their most impressive team win of the season while the Rams dodged a bullet against the makeshift Seattle Seahawks. The Rams lost some weapons to concussions this week so we could be looking at a new top dog very soon.

3) New Orleans Saints (4-1)

I was worried about them for a little bit. Their defense wasn’t looking anything like it did last year and barely escaped with wins against the Falcons and Browns. My worries have recently faded as they looked like the Super Bowl contenders I knew they could be on Monday Night Football.

4) Cincinnati Bengals (4-1)

It looks like they’ve finally gotten their groove back. AJ Green is off to a rocket start after he felt he didn’t play up to his standards last season. This looks like a completely different team from last year. They finally realized Tyler Boyd is their true #2 receiver so the offense is moving well enough to be ranked 4th in points per game. Cincinnati also ranks in the top half of the league in time of possession, sacks, and interceptions. Star RB Joe Mixon now gets to rejoin the party after being injured the last several weeks.

5) Chicago Bears (3-1)

The last time we saw them was before their bye week when they ran Fitzmagic out of town. Although they lost to the Packers in Week 1, the Chicago Bears have bounced back in a serious way and look like the most complete team in the NFC North. Their defense ranks in the top 3 in sacks, picks, and points allowed. If Mitchell Trubisky can continue to look like the guy that dropped six touchdowns on Tampa Bay, the Bears will be a handful.

6) Carolina Panthers (3-1)

The Panthers continue to churn out the most consistent defenses and running attacks in the league every season. As long as Cam Newton keeps the efficiency up and the turnovers down, they’ll remain a constant threat to New Orleans.

7) New England Patriots (3-2)

The Patriots could easily be #4 on this list but their losses against the Jags and Lions really stand out. I didn’t even have them in my top ten at this time last week but their Thursday night game against the Colts changed everything. Julian Edelman is back, Sony Michel looks like a first round talent, and James White is finally getting the touches he deserves. Josh Gordon made the most of his minimal playing time and has every reason to push Chris Hogan and Phillip Dorsett for snaps. When that happens, defenses wont be able to double-team Rob Gronkowski anymore. The Patriots face the Bears in Week 7 in a game that will determine the future of this list.

8) Cleveland Browns (2-2-1)

I know I’m going to regret this one. They weren’t going to be on here but I thought about it. Then I thought some more. Just look at their games. In Week 1 they tied with the Steelers when they should have won. In Week 2 they lost to the Saints in overtime. That’s another game they would have won with a more accurate kicker. Week 4 they lost to the Raiders in the worst officiated game I can remember. The Browns have done everything in their power to be a 5-0 team.

9) Los Angeles Chargers (3-2)

Their three wins have come against lowly teams but their only two losses were dealt by the top two teams on this list. They still have a lot to prove to me. The defense has been shaky at best but the offense can compete with anyone. Their upcoming schedule is far from intimidating. All they need to do is stay afloat before Joey Bosa gets back and a playoff spot will be theirs.

10) Minnesota Vikings (2-2-1)

Similar to the Chargers, one of their losses came against the Rams and the tie came against the Packers. They should have lost the Packers game but what they did in the fourth quarter and overtime of that game was still incredible. Unfortunately, that game against the Bills is still weighing heavily on me. The Vikings are currently third in the league in passing yards per game but the defense hasn’t looked nearly as intimidating as years past. The absences of Everson Griffen and Dalvin Cook certainly don’t help. I’m giving them the benefit of the doubt for now but they’re on a short leash.

Tough to Rank

Green Bay Packers (2-2-1), Pittsburgh Steelers (2-2-1), Jacksonville Jaguars (3-2), Tennessee Titans (3-2), Baltimore Ravens (3-2), Miami Dolphins (3-2), Atlanta Falcons (1-4)

The Packers and Steelers could easily take the place of the Chargers and Vikings but their losses left a bigger impression on me than their victories. The same goes for the Jaguars. They have the ability to beat anyone but they can also be defeated by anyone.

When I was planning this list a week ago, the Titans were #5. They were winning close games and the defense was suffocating everyone. But when you lose to the Bills and Josh Allen’s 82 passing yards, you plummet down every list. The Dolphins and Ravens were also in my top 10 last week but each took losses in the worst way last weekend.

I absolutely hate that the Falcons are 1-4. They’re in a similar situation as the Browns but luck swung even worse for them. Three of their four losses were one possession games and came against quality teams. The Falcons have still managed to have one of the best offenses in the league even without Devonta Freeman or a Julio Jones touchdown. The defense has been one of the worst in the NFL but that;s what happens when you lose Deion Jones and Keanu Neal on opening night.

Quarterly Superlatives

MVP: Todd Gurley
Offensive Player of the Year: Patrick Mahomes
Defensive Player of the Year: Khalil Mack
Offensive Rookie of the Year: Saquon Barkley
Defensive Rookie of the Year: Denzel Ward

The Baker Mayfield era begins in Cleveland

If you’re one of those people that completely skips over Thursday Night Football then you missed out on something special this week.

There wasn’t that much buzz around the Browns and the Jets; I was still excited but I had friends saying they’d only care if Baker Mayfield was starting. My roommate has Jarvis Landry on his fantasy team so he caved and decided to watch anyway.

Many felt Tyrod Taylor was on a short leash but I wasn’t buying into that narrative. Each of the Browns’ first two games would have been won if a few more field goals went their way. However, Tyrod just so happened to choose this game to play his worst half of football.

The offense sputtered for 28 minutes and I went from “Tyrod is playing the full game” to “He’s a drive away from getting benched”. Their struggles don’t solely fall on Tyrod, but the fans were hungry for change. They knew they had the 1st overall pick waiting on the sideline; that’s a potential fire-starter. Unfortunately, Tyrod eventually went down with a concussion but signs were pointing to him being pulled at the half anyway.

I was nervous for Baker, though. The Jets have legit talent on the defensive side of the ball. He had never faced a secondary with guys like Trumaine Johnson, Morris Claiborne, and Jamal Adams while at Oklahoma.

Well, Baker shut me and all of his doubters up immediately. His first two throws were absolute lasers between Jets defenders - my roommate and I gave each other that look to make sure we saw the same thing. Troy Aikman made a comment that the offense looked like they had more urgency once Baker came in (well yes, because Baker had to come in and run a 2-minute drill.) We still needed to see how he looked with the offense slowed down and the run game implemented.

As you’ve probably heard by now, the Cleveland Browns came back and ended up winning their first game since Week 16 of 2016. The starting QB that game? Robert Griffin III.

It just felt like there was something special in Cleveland Thursday night. The first field goal from new kicker Greg Joseph had a curve so strong on his ball, it looked like a higher power forced it between the uprights. Carlos Hyde celebrated his birthday with two touchdowns, all while his wife was in labor with their son.

The whole night felt like a celebration. The win coming in Cleveland was just another reason to celebrate.

I had to feel bad for Tyrod. He was brought in to be the starter and couldn’t win the first two games for reasons beyond his control. But when Baker came in, the whole feeling in Cleveland changed. Carlos Hyde ran harder, Denzel Ward stripped Robby Anderson after getting beat on a route, and the Browns picked off Sam Darnold twice. I love Josh Gordon, but without being able to rely on him now, the offense just looked more sure of itself. The confidence of everyone elevated their play. Jarvis Landry is the guy now and Antonio Callaway flashed all the potential in the world.

Head coach Hue Jackson says he needs to look at the tape before naming a starter for next week’s game in Oakland, but we already know what the tape reads. He did more than bring the Browns back from near-disaster; he inspired hope in the entire city of Cleveland.

Why you should be taking the Cleveland Browns more seriously in 2018

I noticed something a couple years ago: the Cleveland Browns don't draft bad players; in fact, they usually find pretty good players. I'm talking Pro Bowl-level.

I was looking at old Browns rosters (back to 2012) and there are a lot of notable names. Below are former Browns players that ended up playing for playoff teams not long after they left Cleveland.  The year that team made the playoffs is also listed.  

  • T.J. Ward - DEN (2014,15)
  • Alex Mack - ATL (2016,17)
  • Ahtyba Rubin - SEA (2015,16)
  • Jabaal Sheard - NE (2015,16)
  • Joe Haden - PIT (2017)
  • Taylor Gabriel - ATL (2016,17)
  • Dion Lewis - NE (2015,16,17)
  • Tashaun Gipson - JAX (2017)
  • Frostee Rucker - ARZ (2014,15)
  • Jordan Cameron - MIA (2016)
  • Trevin Wade - NYG (2016)
  • D'Qwell Jackson - IND (2014)
  • Mitchell Schwartz - KC (2016,17)
  • Benjamin Watson - NO (2013)
  • Cameron Erving - KC (2017)

And this is just looking back to the 2012 roster. I didn't even include some guys because of them being primarily reserve players. Travis Benjamin isn't on here but he's currently on a Chargers team that are sleeper Super Bowl contenders this year. All the recent playoff years means that a lot of these guys were on the same Cleveland Browns roster. Why they didn't re-sign some of these guys is beyond me. Some of them were even Pro Bowlers before they left the team. 

What that list tells me is that other coaches can see the talent in Browns players and utilize their potential.  Cleveland can find talent but don't realize when they have it.  If they've seen all their ex-players bloom in different locations then maybe they'll learn to trust themselves more often.  I'm a firm believer that personnel continuity is one of the keys to a successful team.  If half your roster is hitting free agency every year then you're starting from scratch each offseason. It probably doesn't sound like I'm making a case for myself so let's get back on track. 

Things Going Right

QB/Receiver Corps

Tyrod Taylor doesn't get enough credit.  He's one of the smartest quarterbacks in the league, in my opinion.  He seldom turns the ball over and runs efficiently.  Some say he's a little too cautious but Sammy Watkins knows he can throw a deep ball.  He also led the Buffalo Bills to the playoffs and you can't take that away from him.

The crazy thing is that he may not even be starting for the full season.  Baker Mayfield was selected with the first overall pick in this year's draft so Tyrod may not have a lot of breathing room.  Baker reminds me of Russell Wilson.  He's on the smaller side but is mobile and knows how to make plays.  He doesn't have the red flags that Johnny Manziel and Brandon Weeden had.  DeShone Kizer's big flaws last year were turnovers and being too eager with deep balls which is what ultimately decided games.  I don't think you have to worry about that with either Tyrod or Baker. 

NFL.com

NFL.com

They finally get Josh Gordon back for a full season since his record-breaking year in 2013.  He's often the best player on the field and can take over a game which Cleveland hasn't been able to say about a player in a long time.  They also managed to get Jarvis Landry in a trade from Miami.  Nobody in NFL history has more receptions in their first four years than Jarvis Landry.  Last year, Cleveland's top receiver was Duke Johnson who is great but he's the second-string running back.  Having Jarvis Landry and Josh Gordon is a major upgrade for whatever QB is under center.  Tight end, David Njoku is also entering his second year.  He's a little raw but a freak athlete that's a mismatch for almost anybody in the league.  Kizer had trouble getting him the ball last year but Tyrod and Baker like tight ends.  Njoku even caught a TD from both guys in their opening preseason game. 

Secondary

Defensive backs Damarious Randall and Terrance Mitchell are two of the newest faces in Cleveland.  Randall was acquired in a trade with the Packers and Terrance Mitchell last played for Kansas City.  They're not household names but they have experience starting in playoff games which doesn't come around often in Cleveland.

Last year's first round pick now has the help of this year's 4th overall pick Denzel Ward, and second-year man Jabril Peppers returns as well.

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cleveland.com

Coaching

Hue Jackson is entering the third year with the Browns.  Having a lone win over the last two seasons isn't much to boast about but he hasn't inherited a team like this one.  He's not a bad coach. His coaching history with his former teams shows that.  Jackson being allowed back for a third year is a good thing.  He has a better grasp of his roster now.  This goes back to the continuity thing I was talking about.

Todd Haley as the offensive coordinator is another valuable addition to the team's offense.  He's making his way over from a Steelers team that created stars in Antonio Brown, Le'Veon Bell, and Juju Smith-Schuster.  Jarvis Landry has already gone on record by saying that Haley has a lot more routes prepared for him than they did in Miami.  We're going to be seeing Jarvis all over the field this year instead of just the slot. 

Question Marks

Running Game

Carlos Hyde and Nick Chubb are certainly an upgrade over Isaiah Crowell on paper.  Last year the coaching staff said they would try to get Crowell the ball more but that's hard when you're facing a deficit so early in the game.  I really wish Joe Thomas stayed around one more year so he could be apart of this unit.  There's not exactly much star power or veteran leadership when you look at the current crop of guys they have.

I hope their first preseason game wasn't any indication on the outlook of their season because they couldn't get anything going on the ground.  Hopefully Tyrod's running ability can help open things up.

CBS Sports

CBS Sports

Front Seven

They don't currently have anyone providing pressure up the middle which is a huge problem.  However,  I think guys like Myles Garrett, Jamie Collins and Mychal Kendricks are good enough to elevate the play of Carl Nassib and Nate Orchard.  Although they need help at defensive tackle, linebackers Christian Kirksey and Joe Schobert were at the top of the NFL in tackles last season.  

Years to Come

The Browns have all the young talent in the world.  Now they just need to hang on to them.  The Jacksonville Jaguars are a good example of this.  They were also once the punchline of the NFL.  They got solid draft pieces in Jalen Ramsey, Myles Jack, Telvin Smith, Yannick Ngakoue, and Dante Fowler.  Once they set their foundation, they were able to fill in the pieces with the free agent acquisitions of Calais Campbell and AJ Bouye.  Now they're the most feared defense in the league. 

The wins are coming.  They have four games every season scheduled against the Ravens and Bengals and nobody exactly has them pinned for deep playoff runs.  They get the Raiders and Jets in two of the first four weeks.  Losses against those teams means we really have a problem.  If the Cleveland Browns re-sign their studs and address the line of scrimmage in the upcoming drafts then the future  could be looking bright.

2018 NFL Mock Draft

 *Sigh* Our last wave of NFL madness is unfortunately approaching. After the NFL Draft, the only excitement will be Mini Camp highlights. And who gives a fuck about that?

The Draft airs Thursday Night and everyone is curious to see who goes where. This should definitely be one of the more memorable or infamous drafts being that there are 5 potential Franchise Quarterbacks (Or Bust) in the mix.

Before we get into the details, Here’s five VERY bold predictions for this year’s draft.

Three Receivers will go in the first roundand have Trash careers

Who knows what the fuck These GM’s think about in the war room, but it seems like every year niggas jump out the window for mediocre Wide Receivers.

The Packers and Patriots find their Successors

Shit is gonna get real awkward at Lambeau and Gillette Stadium. and Metlife. The two best QB’s in the NFL find themselves in awkward situations when their organization bring in New faces to eventually replace them. Niggas can’t play forever. This is a young man’s game

The Bears add another future Hall of Fame linebacker

The writing is on the Wall. The Best linebacker in College Football will be on the board at 8. We’re about 10 years Overdue for a new Monster of the Midway. The time has come

Only 1 of the 5 elite prospect Quarterbacks will have a highly decorated career

Let’s face the Truth: Good quarterbacks are Rare. Very rare. No way in hell All 5 of these Top tier QB’s will be successful in the NFL. There will be one true star in this draft....or none at All

The Browns Blow it...again

This isn’t necessarily a bold statement, because it’s almost factual. The Browns suck at drafting Quarterbacks. I feel sorry for whoever is picked by the browns. He’s bound to bust regardless of how great of a player he may be. I think them niggas cursed.

Anything can happen in this year’s draft, But If I would guess, These would be the players selected in the first round:

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Matthew Stockman, Getty Images

1. Browns: Sam Darnold (Quarterback, USC)

He’s been a beast for 3 straight years, he fits the complete stereotypical bill of an NFL QB. If you’re gonna gamble, go with consistency

2. Giants: Saquan Barkley (Running back, Penn State)

In Eli we trust! The Giants skip over their future and focus on the present by adding the most electrifying player of the draft. Do you understand how deadly the NYG offense is going to be by adding Barkley?.

3. Jets: Bradley Chubb (Defensive End, NC State)

Surprise mothafucka! ....well, not really.

The Jets love defense. Like, a lot. I can’t picture them passing up on the best pass rusher in the draft after losing two elite Linemen recently. They brought back McCown and signed Teddy Bridgewater. Taking a QB here would be smart, but come on, it’s the jets we’re talking about

4. Browns: Quentin Nelson (Guard, Notre Dame)

This pick just makes sense here. As a Bears fan I’m going to be real butt hurt over this shit, but it’s gonna happen. Joe Thomas just retired, they need a new insurance policy for their new QB.

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AP

5. Broncos: Josh Rosen (Quarterback, UCLA)

The Jay Cutler of the draft! No real Logic here. That nigga just has the “everything sucks” bratty ass face of a Broncos QB. I’m sure they’re gonna take him here at 5…and he’ll probably be a bust…

6. Colts: Derwin James (Safety, Florida State)

I’m sure they have their eyes on Quentin Nelson, but they will end up with (arguably) the best defender in the draft. And the colts defense sucks ass. Why not pair him with Malik Hooker?

7. Buccaneers: Minkah Fitzpatrick (Defensive Back, Alabama)

The Bucs just miss out on adding Derwin James, but they get a more Versatile Defensive Back in Fitzpatrick. From Nickel corner to Strong safety, Fitzpatrick does all that shit.

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Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

8. Bears: Roquan Smith (Linebacker, Georgia)

I would love for the Bears to snag an OL here but only Nelson is worth such a high pick. The Bears are historically a linebacker organization. Restore the Monsters of the Midway by adding the best linebacker in college football.

9. 49ers: Calvin Ridley (Wide Receiver, Alabama)

I personally don’t think a receiver who doesn’t have the name “Julio Jones” or “Calvin Johnson” should go this high, but the hype train makes this kid a Top 10 pick. Jimmy G needs new toys, give him the best WR in CFB

10. Raiders: Tremaine Edmonds (Linebacker, Virginia Tech)

John Gruden will have a Field day with this Perfect Prototype. if his play transitions well in the NFL, This is gonna be an ugly combination of two of the most versatile linebackers in football.

11. Dolphins: Vita Vea (Defensive Tackle, Washington)

No he isn’t Ndamukong Suh, but this big bastard definitely has the ability to be a prime time run stuffer in the NFL

12. Bills: Josh Allen (Quarterback, Wyoming)

Don’t get me wrong, I love AJ McCarron signing with the Bills. He gets to do what he does best: Game manage.....but He isn’t the answer. He’s a Martyr for the future: which is Josh Allen. I think he’s going to be the most successful QB of this draft.

13. Redskins: Denzel Ward (Cornerback, Ohio State)

The Redskins will snag the top Corner in the draft, in hopes of making the next great Cornerback Duo with Josh Norman.

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Jeff Gross/Getty Images

14. Packers: Baker Mayfield (Quarterback, Oklahoma)

What? You don’t think they’ll pull it? I do...

How do you think Rodgers got to the Packers? He was drafted when Favre was a 36 year old starter. Football Jesus is turns 35 this year. Time to mold your next franchise QB. Plus, you put the humble pants on that nigga Mayfield by putting him behind the one of the Best QB in the NFL.

15. Cardinals: Josh Jackson (Cornerback, Iowa)

Elite cornerback tandems are the new “must haves” of the NFL, pairing Up Josh Jackson With Patrick Peterson is the Smart thing to do here

16. Ravens, DJ Moore (Wide Receiver, Maryland)

The Ravens doesn’t have ANY receivers. If they don’t address this issue early, they will find themselves in a bind. I don’t agree with getting him this early, but Mike Mayock has him as the #1 receiver in this draft. Most of the time he knows what the fuck he’s talking about

17. Chargers: Mike McGlinchey (Tackle, Notre Dame)

Defensively the Chargers are pretty solid. Time to invest in the offense. take the top Tackle in the draft and patch up that suspect offensive line.

18. Seahawks: Jaire Alexander (Cornerback, Louisville)

The Seahawks offensive line REALLY needs some work, but that defense is SUPER SUSPECT as of recently. No Richard Sherman, No Michael Bennett, questionable KamChallencor, The Legion of Whom? Restore the name by replacing Richard Sherman with an elite First round corner

19. Cowboys: Will Hernandez (Guard, UTEP)

The Cowboys are dicks and the hype train is moving fast for Hernandez. They’re going to cash out on an attempt make their offensive line the best in history. Don’t get me wrong, he comes off as a potential beast, but Adding him to an already ridiculous offensive line makes him better than he actually is.

20. Lions: Isaiah Wynn (Guard, Georgia)

Safe pick here. The Lions are going to bulk up the line as they prepare to get a running back in the 2nd round.

21. Bengals: Da’Ron Payne (Defensive tackle, Alabama)

This should be an easy pick for the Bills. A Violent top tier defensive tackle. This dude probably has the best hands of any defensive linemen in this draft. He has the versatility to play every position on the defensive line. If the Bengals go to a 3-4 defense, he can transition well.

22. Bills: Kolton Miller (Tackle, UCLA)

Bulk up your O-Line to protect your first round QB investment. Miller is a tall athletic natural left tackle. Orlando Brown would be a better pick here, but he fucked his reputation up at the combine with that subpar Performance.

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23. Patriots: Lamar Jackson (Quarterback, Louisville)

This is a bold prediction but fuck it! No one knows what kind of shit goes on under the hood of Bill Belichick. Bill keeps his Dynasty alive with this new age QB. This would be a scary pick for the Patriots.

24. Panthers: Cortland Sutton (Wide Receiver, SMU)

The Panthers love big WR’s and Sutton is exactly that. Pairing him with Devin Funchess could be an interesting duo.

25. Titans: Leighton Vander Esch (Linebacker, Boise State)

Mike Vrabel is the new head coach, so best believe that he is stacking the defense with a notable linebacker. Plus, he got a weird ass name, and niggas with weird ass names can ball

26. Falcons: Marcus Davenport (Defensive End, UTSA)

The Falcons released Adrian Claybourn this offseason, so they need to find a successor at defensive end, Davenport fits the bill.

27. Saints: Mike Geisecki (Tight End, Penn State)

....Jimmy Graham 2.0? Sean Payton’s thirsty ass is definitely gonna snatch this nigga off the board at 27

28. Steelers: Derrius Guice (Running back, LSU)

“ Run it again” - Mike Tomlin

The Steelers will run that bitch 40 times a game if they could, so RB’s have high value here. these franchise tags won’t keep going for Le’Veon Bell. Fam is a beast but running back shelf life is short lived. Draft a hungry hard runner in Guice.

29. Jaguars: Rahsaan Evans (Linebacker, Alabama)

The way for the Jags to continue their success is to Keep making that defense great. Paul Posluszny’s retirement leaves a big hole in the middle. Myles Jack and Telvin Smith are naturally outside linebackers. Let Evans Sit in the middle and do what he does best.

30. Vikings: Orlando Brown (Tackle, Oklahoma)

Despite the shitty combine performance, the Vikings snatch the top tackle in College Football to protect their 84 Million dollar Quarterback. Brown didn’t allow one sack last year, Ball don’t lie.

31. Patriots: Harold Landry (Defensive end, Boston College)

hard to see him falling this low in the draft, but his size makes him a “tweener” at defensive end. If he does fall this low, Bill definitely won’t pass on him. I can imagine him playing multiple spots in the Patriot’s weird ass defense.

32. Eagles: Connor Williams (Tackle, Texas)

Your Franchise QB is coming off a serious Knee injury. Protect that man!