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NFL Mock Draft: Round 4

My mock draft: part 4:

97.Cleveland Browns(0-12)-Martez Ivey, OT, Florida

98.NY Giants(2-10)-Darius Leonard, OLB, South Carolina State

99.Denver Broncos(3-9)(via San Francisco 49ers)-Dallas Goedert, TE, South Carolina State

100.Denver Broncos(3-9)-Kalen Ballage, RB, Arizona State

101.Indianapolis Colts(3-9)-Phillip Lindsay, RB, Colorado

102.Chicago Bears(3-9)-Ian Thomas, TE, Indiana

103.T.ampa Bay Bucs(4-8)-Derrick Nnadi, DT, Florida State

104.Houston Texans(4-8)-Sean Walsh, OG, Iowa

105.Cincinnati Bengals(5-7)-B.J. Hill, DT, NC State

106.Chicago Bears(3-9)(via Arizona)-Brian Allen, OG, Michigan State

107.NY Jets(5-7)-Andrew Brown, DE, Virginia

108.Miami Dolphins(5-7)-K.J. Smith, DE, Baylor

109.Washington Redskins(5-7)-Dee Delaney, CB, Miami(FL)

110.L.A. Chargers (6-6)-Adam Breneman, TE, UMass

111.Dallas Cowboys(6-6)-Trevon Young, OLB, Louisville

112.Oakland Raiders(6-6)-Joseph Noteboom, OT, TCU

113.Buffalo Bills(6-6)-D.J. Clark, WR, LSU

114.Detroit Lions(6-6)-Folorunso Fatukasi, DT, UConn

115.Green Bay Packers(6-6)-Jordan Whitehead, S, Pitt

116.Atlanta Falcons(8-5)-Chad Thomas, DE, Miami(FL)

117.Baltimore Ravens(7-5)-Rashaan Evans, ILB, Alabama

118.Cleveland Browns(0-12)(via Carolina)-Jayln Holmes, DE, Ohio State

119.Jacksonville Jags(8-4)-Damon Webb, SS, Ohio State

120.Seattle Seahawks(8-4)-Ike Boettger, OT, Iowa

121.Kansas City Chiefs(6-6)-Poona Ford, DT, Texas

122.New Orleans Saints(9-4)-Joe Ostman, DE, Central Michigan

123.Tennessee Titans (8-4)-Marcus Davenport, OLB, UTSA

124.L.A. Rams(9-3)-Nick Washington, S, Florida

125.Miami Dolphins(5-7(via Philadelphia)–Marcus Baugh, TE, Ohio State

126.Philadelphia Eagles(10-2)(via New England)-Keishawn Bierria, OLB, Washington

127.Pittsburgh Steelers(10-2)-J.T. Barrett, QB, Ohio State

128.Philadelphia Eagles(10-2)(via Minnesota)-Tony Brown, CB, Alabama

129c.Dallas Cowboys(6-6)-Wyatt Teller, OG, Virginia Tech

130c.Arizona Cardinals(5-7)-Steven Parker, SS, Oklahoma

131c.New England Patriots(10-2)-Chukwuma Okorafor, OT, Western Michigan

132c.NY Giants(2-10)-Michael Jackson, CB, Miami(FL)

133c.Dallas Cowboys(6-6)-Bentley Spain, OT, North Carolina

 

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NFL Mock Draft: Round 3

My mock draft round 3:

65.Cleveland Browns(0-12)-Sony Michel, RB, Georgia

66. NY Giants(2-10)-Jeremiah Briscoe, QB, Sam Houston State

67. San Francisco 49ers(2-10)-Geron Christian, OT, Louisville

68.Denver Broncos(3-9)-Azeem Victor, ILB, Washington

69.Indianapolis Colts(3-9)-Heath Harding, CB, Miami(OH)

70.San Francisco 49ers(2-10)(via Chicago)–Tyquan Lewis, DE, Ohio State

71.Tampa Bay Bucs(4-8)-Justin Jackson, RB, Northwestern

72.Houston Texans(4-8)-Zachary Crabtree, OT, Oklahoma State

73.Cincinnati Bengals(5-7)-Troy Fumagalli, TE, Wisconsin

74.Arizona Cardinals(5-7)-Scott Quessenberry, OG, UCLA

75.NY Jets(5-7)-Rashard Fant, CB, Indiana

76.Miami Dolphins(5-7)-T.J. Edwards, ILB, Wisconsin

77.Washington Redskins(5-7)-Josey Jowell, ILB, Iowa

78.L.A. Chargers (6-6)-Jamarco Jones, OT, Ohio State

79.Dallas Cowboys(6-6)-Anthony Averett, CB, Alabama

80.Oakland Raiders(6-6)-Armani Watts, S, TX A&M

81.Carolina Panthers(8-4)(via Buffalo)-Tyrone Crowder, OG, Clemson

82.Detroit Lions(6-6)-Andrew Wingard, S, Wyoming

83.Green Bay Packers(6-6)-Cody OConnell, OG, Washington State

84. Atlanta Falcons(8-5)-Trenton Thompson, DT, Georgia

85.Baltimore Ravens(7-5)-Mike Gesicki, TE, Penn State

86.Carolina Panthers(8-4)-Maurice Hurst, DT, Michigan

87.Houston Texans(4-8)(via Seattle)-Quenton Meeks, CB, Stanford

88.Jacksonville Jags(8-4)-Porter Gustin, OLB, USC

89.Kansas City Chiefs(6-6)-Jake Weineke, WR, South Dakota State

90. New Orleans Saints(9-4)-Lorenzo Carter, OLB, Georgia

91.Tennessee Titans (8-4)-Jeremy Reaves, CB, South Alabama

92.L.A. Rams(9-3)-Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, OLB, Oklahoma

93.Buffalo Bills(6-6)(via Philadelphia)-Marquis Haynes, OLB, Mississippi State

94.New England Patriots(10-2)-Rashaad Penny, RB, San Diego State

95.Pittsburgh Steelers(10-2)-Matthew Thomas, ILB, Florida State

96.Minnesota Vikings(10-2)-Timon Parris, OT, Stony Brook

97c.Denver Broncos(3-9)-Duke Ejiofor, DE, Wake Forest

98c.Houston Texans(4-8)-Kyzir White, SS, West Virginia

99c.Arizona Cardinals(5-7)-Anthony Miller, WR, Memphis

100c.Cincinnati Bengals(5-7)-Justin Crawford, RB, West Virginia

101c.Baltimore Ravens(7-5)-Austin Golson, OC, Auburn

102c.Green Bay Packers(6-6)-Marcus Edmond, CB, Clemson

 

NFL Mock Draft: Round 2

33.Cleveland Browns(0-12)-Christian Kirk, WR, TX A&M

34.NY Giants(2-10)-Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia

35.New England Patriots(10-2)(via San Francisco)-Luke Falk, QB, Washington State

36.Denver Broncos(3-9)-Mitch Hyatt, OT, Clemson

37.Indianapolis Colts(3-9)-Dorance Armstrong Jr., DE, Kansas

38.Chicago Bears(3-9)-Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State

39.Tampa Bay Bucs(4-8)-Jordan Thomas, CB, Oklahoma

40.Cleveland Browns(0-12)(via Houston)-Cameron Smith, ILB, USC

41.Cincinnati Bengals(5-7)-Billy Price, OG, Ohio State

42.Arizona Cardinals(5-7)-Kevin Toliver, CB, LSU

43.NY Jets(5-7)-Aaron Stinnie, OT, James Madison

44.Miami Dolphins(5-7)-Bryce Love, RB, Stanford

45.Washington Redskins(5-7)-Simmie Cobbs Jr., WR, Indiana

46.L.A. Chargers (6-6)-Vita Vea, DT, Washington

47.Dallas Cowboys(6-6)-Royce Freeman, RB, Oregon

48.Oakland Raiders(6-6)-Deatrick Nichols, CB, USF

49.Buffalo Bills(6-6)-Lowell Lotulelei, DT, Utah

50.Detroit Lions(6-6)-Malik Jefferson, OLB, Texas

51.Green Bay Packers(6-6)-Jerome Baker, ILB, Ohio State

52.Atlanta Falcons(8-5)-Marcus Allen, S, Penn State

53.Baltimore Ravens(7-5)-Dante Pettis, WR, Washington

54.Carolina Panthers(8-4)-Harold Landry, DE, Boston College

55.NY Jets(5-7)(via Seattle)-Riley Ferguson, QB, Memphis

56.Jacksonville Jags(8-4)-Antonio Callaway, WR, Florida

57.Kansas City Chiefs(6-6)-Joshua Johnson, CB, Iowa

58.San Francisco 49ers(2-10)(Via New Orleans)-Brandon Facyson, CB, Virginia Tech

59.Tennessee Titans (8-4)-Mark Andrews, TE, Oklahoma

60.Buffalo Bills(6-6)(via L.A. Rams)-Myles Gaskin, RB, Washington

61.Cleveland Browns(0-12)(via Philadelphia)-Quin Blanding, S, Virginia

62.New England Patriots(10-2)-Duke Dawson, CB, Florida

63.Pittsburgh Steelers(10-2)-Godwin Igwebuike, S, Northwestern

64.Minnesota Vikings(10-2)-Mason Cole, OG, Michigan

 

Tennessee’s Team 121: Big Hype, Big Dreams, Bigger Busts

Tennessee wrapped up its season finale last night in an embarrassing blow out (42-24) to in state rival Vandy. Team 121 and its seniors failed to even qualify for a bowl this season, and finishes winless in SEC play (0-8) for the first time since the days of Bill Battle. Coach Butch Jones suffered because of the team’s lackluster performances this year and got canned with two games left (in which he voluntarily declined to coach).There’s no doubt that this team was all hyped to win the SEC East this season, but maybe it was doomed from the very start…

After heat from the fans, former Tennessee offensive coordinator Mike DeBord decided to leave the university and take the same job at Indiana to be closer to family. Now Tennessee could have gone out and hired say Chip Kelly or Mike Helfrich, but oh, no; Butch Jones decided to retain TE’s coach Larry Scott (basically so he wouldn’t bolt for another coaching job) and use him as the offensive coordinator instead Scott is an unproven coordinator and caught severe heat from the fans early in the season…especially after 10+ quarters of play without scoring a score on offense. QB Quinten Dormady struggled in the pocket and wouldn’t run to save his life, and even led to a shutout against top ranked Georgia at the time. Technically, the offense struggled all season, and there were no players that would step up and make huge plays, and partially Tennessee had NO offensive line. The O-Line has been one of the worst spots on the team since Butch Jones took over for Derek Dooley. On the opposite side, the defense couldn’t really execute with the offense not staying out on the field long enough to give them a break to rest.

Despite all of the offensive and defensive woes, the next coach coming in definitely has the talent to work with. Will McBride is a true freshman has shown some great flashes in the games he played. Jarrett Guarantano no doubt has shown some great flashes as well.  RB’s John Kelly, Carlos Fils-amie, Tim Jordan, and Ty Chandler need more offensive line help, but are really talented RB’s. Daniel Bituli, Darrell Taylor, Shy Tuttle, and Reggie McKenzie Jr have a lot of talent on the defensive side.

To close, I just gotta say thank you for your services Butch and the bowl wins, but you sir were just not the right guy for the job and somehow lost the team this year big time; it was time for your bricks to fall. And to John Currie, here’s my message: Unless you want to be run out of Tennessee, you better find the best coach out there that knows how to win and who won’t lose his players, and will fully develop them. Also, I speak as a fan and for the abysmal performance your football team put on, I want my $390+ tax for my season tics back!

2018 NFL Mock Draft: Round 1

  1. Cleveland Browns(0-12)-Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville
  2. NY Giants(2-10)-Orlando Brown, OT, Oklahoma
  3. San Francisco 49ers(2-10)-Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU
  4. Denver Broncos(3-9)-Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State
  5. Indianapolis Colts(3-9)-Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame
  6. Chicago Bears(3-9)-Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama
  7. Tampa Bay Bucs(4-8)-Bradley Chubb, DE, NC State
  8. Cleveland Browns(0-12)(via Houston)-Minkah Fitzpatrick, CB/S, Alabama
  9. Cincinnati Bengals(5-7)-Roquan Smith, iLB, Georgia
  10. Arizona Cardinals(5-7)-Sam Darnold, QB, USC
  11. NY Jets(5-7)-Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State
  12. Miami Dolphins(5-7)-Quenton Nelson, OG, Notre Dame
  13. Washington Redskins(5-7)-Ronnie Harrison, S, Alabama
  14. L.A. Chargers (6-6)-Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA
  15. Dallas Cowboys(6-6)-Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson
  16. Oakland Raiders(6-6)-Micah Kiser,ILB, Virginia
  17. Buffalo Bills(6-6)-Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming
  18. Detroit Lions(6-6)-Sam Hubbard, DE, Ohio State
  19. Green Bay Packers(6-6)-James Washington, WR, Oklahoma State
  20. Atlanta Falcons(8-5)-Connor Williams, OT, Texas
  21. Baltimore Ravens(7-5)-Derrius  Guice, RB, LSU
  22. Carolina Panthers(8-4)-Jaire Alexander, CB, Louisville
  23. Seattle Seahawks(8-4)-Ben Benzschawel, OG, Wisconsin
  24. Jacksonville Jags(8-4)-Trey Adams, OT, Washington
  25. Buffalo Bills(6-6)(via Kansas City)-Travarus McFadden, CB, Florida State
  26. New Orleans Saints(9-4)-Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma
  27. Tennessee Titans (8-4)-Arden Key, DE/OLB, LSU
  28. L.A. Rams(9-3)-Inman Marshall, CB, USC
  29. Philadelphia Eagles(10-2)-Martinas Rankin, OT, MS State
  30. New England Patriots(10-2)-Josh Sweat, DE, FL State
  31. Pittsburgh Steelers(10-2)-Will Hernandez, OG, UTEP
  32. Minnesota Vikings(10-2)-Da’Ron Payne, DT, Alabama

 

College Football Coaching Carousel 2016

It has been a crazy past couple of weeks for this year’s coaching carousel. Coach O replaces Les Miles; Tom Herman the new coach of Texas; Matt Rhule to Baylor? Who else saw these changes coming? Want to know who went were? I’ve got you covered:

LSU-Les Myles is out and coach Ed Orgeron is in. Coach “O” has had a head coaching gig at Ole Miss and also had a few coaching stints with Tennessee and USC under Lane Kiffin.

Texas-Charlie Strong is out and former Houston coach Tom Herman is in. On the day that it was projected that Tom Herman would become the next coach for Texas, Herman lost to Memphis. Herman was the Ohio State OC for a few years before taking over for Houston in 2015.

Temple-Matt Rhule is out at Temple and former Florida DC Geoff Collins has been named the head coach. Rhule was 28-23 at Temple and left for the vacant Baylor position.

Purdue-Purdue fired head coach Darrell Hazell after 6 games into the season and WR/RC coach Gerad Parker took over as interim coach. Hazell went 9-33 in his tenure. Western Ky coach Jeff Brohm took over as head coach.

Indiana-Coach Kevin Wilson is out after 6 seasons with the Hoosiers after reports alleged he mistreated players, and forced one to play with a back injury. Wilson went 26-47. DC Tom Allen was named interim coach; however, he had the interim tag removed and signed a deal with the Hoosiers.

Oregon-Mark Helfrich is out as coach after a disappointing 4-8 season with the Ducks. While with Oregon, Helfrich went 37-16 as Chip Kelly’s predecessor. The Ducks hired former Western KY and USF coach Willie Taggart as head coach. While with USF, Taggart went 24-25, and has a head coaching record of 40-45.

USF-As mentioned above, Taggart is out as coach and in is Charlie Strong after going 16-21 at Texas. Strong has a career record of 57-37 as head coach.

FAU-Charlie Partridge is out at FAU after 3 mediocre seasons that saw him go a dismal 9-27. Former Oakland Raiders, Tennessee and USC head coach and Alabama OC Lane Kiffin has replaced Partridge.

Houston-As mentioned above, Tom Herman is out and current OC Major Applewhite is in as head coach.

Western KY-As stated above, Jeff Brohm left to take over the head coaching duties of Purdue. In is former Notre Dame OC Mike Sanford.

Cincinnati-After his 4th season, coach Tommy Tuberville is out after piling up a 29-22 record; in is former Ohio State co DC/LB Luke Fickell. Fickell took over as interim coach at Ohio State when former coach Jim Tressel had to serve a suspension for “tatoogate.” During this time, Fickell went 6-7 as interim coach.

San Jose State-Ron Caragher is out and former Oregon State receivers coach Brent Brennan is in as head coach. Caragher went 19-30 in 4 seasons with the Spartans, and only had 1 winning season.

FIU-Ron Turner is out as head coach of FIU and in is former North Carolina Coach Butch Davis. Turner was fired after 4 games into the season, and posted a 10-30 record, never having a winning season.

Georgia State-Trent Miles is out at GA State and former South Carolina OC/OL/interim coach Shawn Elliot is in. Miles went 29-74 during his tenure and never posted a winning season. In his first season, Miles went a dismal 0-12. Elliot went 1-5 during his stint as interim coach…after taking over for former coach Steve Spurrier.

Fresno State-Tim DeRuyter is out and Jeff Tedford is in. DeRuyter went 30-30 in his 5 years with the program. DeRuyter was fired on October 23 after a 1-7 start. Tedford last coached for Cal in 2012 and has a career record of 82-57.

Nevada- Brian Polian is out as head coach and Jay Norvell is in. Polian went 23-27 in 4 seasons with the Wolf Pack, and had only 2 winning seasons. Norvell has been WR’s and TE’s coach in the NFL with the Colts and Raiders respectively, and has had several career stints as receivers coach and OC.

UConn-It was just announced that UConn Huskies coach Bob Diaco was fired after going 11-26 in 3 seasons with the Huskies.

 

 

If Today Was the NFL Draft 2017: Rd 7

219.San Francisco 49ers(2-14)(from Cleveland)-Dieugot Joseph, OT, FIU

220.Washington Redskins (from San Francisco 49ers)-Joe Williams, RB, Utah

221.Chicago Bears(3-13)-Bryan Cox. DE. Florida

222.Jacksonville Jags(3-13)-Lorenzo Jerome, SS, St. Francis (PA)

223.Miami Dolphins(10-7)-(from L.A. Rams)-Marzuez White, CB, Florida State

224.NY Jets(5-11)-Ryan Switzer, WR, North Carolina

225.L.A. Chargers(5-11)-Dylan Donahue, OLB, West Georgia

226.Seattle Seahawks(11-6-1)(from Carolina)-Montae Nicholson, SS, Michigan State

227.Cinci Bengals(6-9-1)-Jake Elliot, K, Memphis

228.Dallas Cowboys(13-4)(from Buffalo)-Jeremy Clark, CB, Michigan

229.N.O. Saints(7-9)-Ben Braden, OG, Michigan

230.Philadelphia Eagles(7-9)-Elijah Lee, OLB, Kansas State

231.Arizona Cardinals(7-8-1)-I’Tavius Mathers, RB, MTSU

232.Minnesota Vikings(8-8)-Ishmael Zamora, WR, Baylor

233.Carolina Panthers(6-10)(from Indianapolis)-Nate Iese, FB, UCLA

234.L.A. Rams(4-12)(from Baltimore)-Jason Croom, WR/TE, Tennessee

235.Washington Redskins(8-7-1)-Justin Davis, RB, USC

236.Tennessee Titans(9-7)-Ben Boulware, ILB, Clemson

237.Tampa Bay Bucs(9-7)-Ezra Robinson, CB, Tennessee State

238.Denver Broncos(9-7)-Hardy Nickerson, ILB, Illinois

239.New England Patriots(17-2)(from Detroit)-AAron Jones, RB, UTEP

240.Jacksonville Jags(3-13)(from Miami)-Jalen Reeves-Maybin, OLB, Tennessee

241.NY Giants(11-6)-Cethan Carter, TE, Nebraska

242.Oakland Raiders(12-5)-Harvey Langi, ILB, BYU

243.Houston Texans(10-8)-Blake Jarwin, TE, Oklahoma State

244.Oakland Raiders(12-5)(from Seattle)-Alek Torgersen, QB, Penn

245.K.C. Chiefs(12-5)-Kent Perkins, OT, Texas

246.Dallas Cowboys(13-4)-Avery Gennesy, OT/OG, TX A&M

247.Green Bay Packers(12-7)-Ricky Seals-Jones, TE, TX A&M

248.Pittsburgh Steelers(13-6)-Trevor Knight, QB, TX A&M

249.Atlanta Falcons(13-6)-Seth Russell, QB, Baylor

250.Detroit Lions(9-8)(from New England)-Riley Bullough, ILB, Michigan State

251c.Cinci Bengals(6-9-1)-Sefo Liufau, QB, Colorado

252c.Denver Broncos(9-7)-Keion Jones, DE, Western Michigan

253c.Denver Broncos(9-7)-Dylan Bradley, DT, Southern Miss