No one has done this yet...Gonna throw up a team page with my draft self-reflection.
(SInce the draft is paused a day, I can take a little time to break down the first half. (26 rounds)
By position:QB: Kellen Mond
: Not drafted in the elite part of the draft, Mond will not be the reason we win games. But, as long as he doesn't bust in camp, he won't be the reason we lose either. Mond has an established Strong arm and terrific athletic ability. Big risks in camp are his secondary passing skills (Acc, field of vision, look off). Those skills show potential now, but room to falter.RB: Dalvin Cook and Robert Franz
: Cook was the #3 overall pick and the first non-QB. Only 5'8" but has all the tools. In year 3, his 74 volatility leaves a little risk, but should be minimal. Franz on the other hand was a gamble that shot up the draft board for me in Rd 12. A rookie with 90 vol sounds scary, but most of his skills are developed, Only real risk is his ball carrying ability. (Which IS a big deal, I know).WR: Michael Miller (8) and Robert Hayes (19):
Like QB, I did not address the passing game early. As a year 3 WR with low vol, Miller is a safe bet. 80sp/93acc makes him as quick as he needs to be. He is just a hair under elite in the secondary categories. Hayes is a year 2 guy...also low vol. I wanted to know what I was getting here. I am hopeful Hayes improves his pass catching a hair in camp. Both are capable blockers and can return kicks.OL: Rounds 6, 10, 11, 15, 22, 23:
No one wants to read these names...lol. I went with fairly high volatility when picking OL. Not be design, just a matter of what was available. 2 rookies, 2 year 3, 2 year 4 players. So, I have to be VERY hopeful my OL coach has a good camp. TE Michelson lacks elite speed. If his receiving skills drop in camp, he is big enough to transition to OL if need be. But, this is the position I am most nervous about. DL: DT John Randle(3) DE Alan Page (4) DE Trevor Perez(16) DT Daniel Sartain(18):
After using 2 day one picks on the DL, I should feel good about these guys. All are year 2 or 3 so should be around for a while. John Randle is as safe as can be and has all the tools. Page is a year 2 guy with high vol...I don't need a boom here, just stay where you are...lol. As an 18th rd pick Sartain is just a hair behind Randle in skills. He just lacks the power. Perez has enough strength to move inside if need be.LB: Anthony Barr(2), Carlos Jackson (17), Robert Self(20), John Barrera (26):
It was hard to keep LB in the queue. I feel fortunate to get Barr at the end of Rd 2. 88 speed and "only" 66 vol for a Rookie makes him relatively safe to be an impact player. Lots of 90 potential skills to live up to. The other three guys were all day 4 picks. All have decent athletic ability and should be good against the run. Although they project some mediocrity in the pass game. DB: 6 guys, rd 7, 9, 14, 21, 24, 25 :
The roles my DB group will play is still in a bit of flux. One rookie (Tillman in rd 7) the rest are year 2-4. I need to see how camp treats their skills. The position group with the most competition. The only thing I can mark in pen is 9th rd CB Pat Dorn will be CB1. Being in year 4 makes him the group veteran and the safest bet not to get burned. ST: K Kenneth Chaidez:
In year 5, Chaidez is the "oldest" dude on my team. with 95/96 str/acc he should be kicking for me for the next 6-7 seasons. I still need a punter. I've had 1-2 guys queued but never made it to the top. Starting QB Mond is an adequate holder, but I wouldn't mind the Punter having a good skill there. Same at long snapper, I have a couple guys that are OK... but I could do better.
Needs for the 2nd half:
It won't be in round 27, but I should get a punter soon. The risk Monday morning is making sure I wake up in time for the 28-29 flop. Need to make sure I don't accidentally draft 2 punters...lol
The only other "starter" I lack is a FB. I know they are a bigger deal now than they used to be, so...soon.
While normally, I would start stocking up on young, risky players in the latter half, I think I might need a few of the opposite. I could use a couple safe veteran OL.
Later guys:2nd Half of the draft:
Rd 27: FB check
Athletic converted TE. Could use a little better receiving skills in camp.
Rd 28: Vet OL check
Year 6 established solid guy. I will take it.
Rd 29: Punter that can be my holder? check
Rd 30. Vet DB with good speed. (My roster seems better at zone than man, I may have to adjust my normal gameplan)
Rd 31. Year 2 DL. Strong and quick with high Vol. Boom makes him a starter, but a bust leaves him as serviceable depth
Rd 32: WR3...maybe HB3 depending on the rest of the draft. Good speed for this point of the draft. The other attributes aren't horrible.
Rd 33: DE3...A safe pick, will never be a starter, but can help on ST.
RD 34/35: Time to gamble...High volatility QB and LB. Just give me one of the two as a boom please?
Rd 36: Solid LB depth. A little weak tackling, but good in coverage for flat routes.Day 5:
37) Stable, QUICK WR that can help block in the run game. 38) High vol rookie OL. Limited risk, high reward. 39) FB with good speed and quality running skills. Weak as a receiver. 40) Athletic OL that can fill in all 5 spots. 41) Veteran FB, I may need him to play some TE. 42) Young, quick DB. Weak coverage skills. Good for ST 43) Rookie WR depth, high vol. Hoping for improve route running. 44) Strong young DL, can play in or out. 45) Young C. 58 vol. Hoping for a small payoff. Not very strong. 46) TBD
Last edited at 2/16/2022 7:20 pm