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      Bubada reacted to Tranquility in Detroit Free Press - Early Observations at Rookie Camps around the NFL   
      COMMENTARY | Opinion - This piece expresses the views of the author, not necessarily the views of the publication.   How are rookies shaping up around the country as we gear up for another NFLHC season?
        Another NFLHC season's ink has dried in the record books after the finale between two underdogs.  The Philadelphia Eagles led by the dynamic 10th year veteran Allan Taylor were a bit too much to handle for the Ravens as the second half turned into a defensive slugfest and Philly's Mark Kirschbaum was able to hit a  27-yard field goal with 3:33 remaining in the 4th quarter to seal the victory for the first time Super Bowl Champions.   With the recent draft now behind us as well, all eyes are on the summer gridiron as those recent draft picks look to demonstrate their playing ability, and optimism abounds as every team is 0-0. With a few rookie camps having already been held, lets take a look at who has reason to hope and who may need to pump the brakes with their new arrivals. Here are the average grades for each team coming out of the first phase of camps that have been completed:    7.21 - Houston Texans - 13 Rookies  6.76 -  Las Vegas Raiders - 14 Rookies  6.66 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers - 15 Rookies  6.51 - New England Patriots - 9 Rookies  6.46 - New York Giants - 6 Rookies  6.03 - Cincinnati Bengals - 15 Rookies  5.84 - New York Jets - 14 Rookies  5.79 - Kansas City Chiefs - 9 Rookies  5.59 - Dallas Cowboys - 9 Rookies  5.58 -  Miami Dolphins - 10 Rookies  5.41 - Minnesota Vikings - 9 Rookies  5.24 - Detroit Lions - 15 Rookies     Houston Texans   The Texans' rookie camp is buzzing about their 2nd round choice out of LSU - strong safety Kingsley Jackson with a rating of 9.11, one of the highest we've seen so far. And not only that, but the value of the rookies overall shows real promise for the future of the franchise. After a disappointing 3-13 season they do need all the help they can get. Ranked 31st in points allowed, passing yards allowed, and dead last in total yards allowed last season, the coaches I'm sure are very glad to have some great talent showing up in Kingsley, as well as OLB Zachary McHale rated at 8.10 and ILB Adrian Garner rated at 8.00. They have a long way to go to climb back up from the cellar of the AFC South, but this is the way to do just that.    Las Vegas Raiders  Coming off of a promising 12-4 season, the Raiders suffered a heartbreaking loss to the upstart Ravens in the AFC Championship last year and were denied a berth in the Super Bowl. With late draft picks each round the Raiders got excellent value for what they could get, especially from their first rounder. Aaron Hunt, OG out of USF looks to be a monster early on with a rookie camp grade of 9.23. With Hunt along with newly arrived TE Rafael Cotter receiving a grade of 8.02, look for them to get playing time quickly and help create time for playmaker QB Nick Hall. The Raiders aren't going anywhere anytime soon unless tragedy strikes.     Tampa Bay Buccaneers  Things have looked better in Tampa Bay.  A 1-15 season is in the books for the Bucs, and they need to get things turned around. Quickly. Luckily, it looks like the newcomers are going to provide a good base for the rest of the team to build off of. Ranked 31st in total yards allowed last season, understandably the front office decided to focus on defensive playmakers, selecting OLB Leonard England out of LSU second overall (who may have bumped up their rating even further, but he skipped out on rookie training camp) and ILB Brendan Scherer out of Kansas State who received a 7.71 rating. A surprisingly high grade also showed up from CB Josh Russell, getting himself a 7.54. These youngsters may help plug the holes in a leaky Tampa defense, but it remains to be seen how quickly that occurs.    New England Patriots   The Patriots were clearly hoping for more out of 2024, going winless in the AFC East, and only taking home four W's. With nine draft picks, and most of those coming in the later rounds, their second round choice of DT Amir Pryor looks to have given them what they needed - a serious presence on the defensive front to help stop the run and put pressure on opposing QBs. Graded with a 8.74, the 335 pounder from Oklahoma State will do just that, versatile and quick for his size, he will immediately help a defense in need of some assistance. Also good news for New England is perhaps one of the biggest surprises of the summer as 6th round selection  ILB Dillon Hall showed up to play at the camp, ending with MVP and a rating of 7.89.     New York Giants  Getting a respectable eight wins last season in a strong NFC East conference, the Giants would have liked to have gotten more than six draft picks - though with many trades to their name as well, the New York organization is clearly building for the future. The best prospect we have seen from them is SS Blake Barrett, chosen 13th overall out of South Carolina, who should be able to immediately come in and make a difference in the secondary. However, with two cornerbacks retiring last year, and the two left on the roster this season (Will Hall and Corey Quinn) rumored to be unhappy with the organization, will they be able to shore up their defense?     Cincinnati Bengals  The Bengals are in a similar situation in the AFC North, limping to a 7-9 record as the Ravens and Steelers dominated the conference last season. During the draft however they were able to meet a lot of their needs, clearly wanting to solidify the offensive line, defensive line and the secondary. Picked number nine overall, OT Robert Davies looks to be the real deal at camp, being graded at 8.78 and clearly playing for a starting spot. CB A.J. Gilchrist (graded 7.14) flashed speed and aggression during the camp, but it was also reported that he also suffered from some character issues as well. Overall it was an effective outing for the Bengals, perhaps getting the steal of the draft thus far. QB Max Walker (graded 6.89) obviously had something to prove. Drafted late in the 7th round, the young prospect from Brigham Young turned some heads as he made some difficult throws look easy and stole the MVP.   More scouting news to come, keep your eye on the Detroit Free Press!  
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      Bubada got a reaction from Jieret in [2025] Invite a player to the combine - GM ONLY   
      Titans invite
       
      WR Noah Tumaalii 6-4 225 R UCLA [Target] [0] 76
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      Bubada reacted to pumph in Chargers Sign Five, Part Ways with Rivers, Garner   
      Los Angeles -
       
      Today, the Chargers announced the signing of five free agents as well as the release of former first round pick, Tyrone Rivers and trade of cornerback, Ian Garner.  While none of the signings will send shockwaves through Southern California, the team was pleased to add depth and experience to their core.
       
      Defensive End, Damian Johnson, formerly of Detroit, will be given an opportunity to earn a starting job on the defensive line.  The Duke product's high-motor and work ethic has seen him develop from a lowly-graded prospect into someone that can challenge for significant playing time.  The Chargers had a big need at this position, and made Johnson their top target this bidding cycle.
       
      Another of the team's additions is Outside Linebacker, Micah Singletary.  The Chargers bested a few other clubs for the former Tennessee Volunteer standout's services.  Singletary, most recently of the Titans, adds depth to a pass rush that has lacked a second punch to Shane Easley.  He is expected to compete with John Kearns for reps, but may also be used in other pass rushing situations and roles for the team, looking to get more pressure on opposing signal callers.  And as the team's official Twitter account said after his signing, "You can never have enough pass rushers".
       
      Jonathan Norman, a Strong Safety who played most recently with the Colts, was brought in to push veteran Mario Ruff, and provide some additional depth.  The Chargers' pass defense has been troubled, mostly by a lack of a consistent pass rush, but the team has been particularly victimized by opposing tight ends.  Norman should help in that regard.
       
      The Bolts also added Wide Receiver depth in Uriel Tapia, who caught 28 balls and 2 touchdowns last season.  Tapia is also expected to see time playing special teams.  Tapia, a former standout at Nevada, has shown to be a reliable, though seldom-used target, at the pro level.
       
      In another move, the Chargers added Tight End, Mickel Walker to the team.  Walker is slated to fill a special teams and short yardage role with the team.  He's known as a good locker room guy, though not much else is known about him due to a lack of game film with him in it.
       
      Improving the team's locker room atmosphere was certainly on the mind of the team when they waived former first round pick, Tyrone Rivers.  Rivers, a malcontent who never lived up to his pre-draft billing, was benched early last season, not even dressing for most of the team's games.  The team saved $3.5 million in cap space this season and gained another $4 million next season with the move.
       
      The Chargers, however, were not done with removing under-performing players from their roster, sending Cornerback, Ian Garner, to division-rival Kansas City for a 5th round draft pick in 2026.  Garner, who wound up in a dime back role last season, was once seen as the team's top corner option, but that quickly went south for the team, though they praised his willingness to accept a lesser role with the club, mentoring younger corners, Kenyon Justice and Zion Hooker.  Moving Garner's large contract was one of the principle reasons of the deal, as the team felt he was worth more than a late draft pick, but had to accept less to move the contract.  Overall, the team saves $20.2 million over the next three seasons with the move.
       
      The team appears to be finished, for the time-being with their free agent shopping, while still having $17.65 million in available cap space this season after factoring in their draft picks.  It is assumed that the team is still looking for help at the quarterback position, as well as a few spots on the offensive line and secondary.  But the team has also mentioned listening to possible trades for other key players on the team, so anything is possible for the club, either with additional free agent signings, trades, or use of the team's significant draft capital, holding five of the top 74 picks, including the fourth overall selection.
       
       
       
      Editor's Note:  After the deadline for this article, the team also traded a 5th round pick this season to Pittsburgh for Cornerback, Samuel Shaw.  The move, when combined with the earlier Garner trade, essentially trades an older, declining cornerback, who was not performing well in the team's scheme, for a slightly younger player at the same position, who has continually improved his skill, may be a better scheme fit, and is far less expensive, saving the team $5.55 million in cap space this season, and even more beyond that.
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      Bubada reacted to Dacder in [2025] Invite a player to the combine - GM ONLY   
      Tampa Bay invites:
      DE/OLB Brandon Dawkins 6-7 271 R Rice [Blitz] [0] 73
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      Bubada got a reaction from bingo415 in [Tennessee Titans] Trade Block   
      OLB David Doherty 6-1 228 8 Kansas State [Coverage] [+2] 86
      Contract: 1 year, $8M, 0% GTD
      It hurts me to put Doherty on the block. First draft pick in Titans history. Started his career with 4 straight pro bowls. He is only on the block for cap reasons. And he will only be traded if we end up needing that cap.
       
      RB Chad Dess 6-1 241 10 Virginia [Power] [-1] 86
      Contract: 1 year, $9M, 0% GTD
      Same situation as Doherty, only looking to trade him due to cap reasons. He may not be a pro bowl RB anymore but I believe he is still one of the best short yardage/goalline RBs in the league. 241 pounds, 4.70 40 time, 122 career TDs. If you have cap to burn and need a big power back, let me know. 
       
      OT Aaron Walls 6-7 273 2 Utah State [Pass Blocking] [+1/C] [+] 83
      Contract: 2 years, $9M
      OT Jeremy Summers 6-7 321 4 Ole Miss [Pass Blocking] [0] 82
      Contract: 3 years, $8M
      Aaron Walls was our first round pick in 2023 but spent his rookie season on IR. Jeremy Summers has been our starting RT in his place for the past two seasons. We had the 6th highest OL rating and was 2nd in sacks allowed rate (1 sack per 50 pass attempts). Summers was given a 3 year extension this year. But Walls had a +3 progression this offseason putting him back into the conversation for the starting role. We're not committed to trading either of them but they are available if the price is right.
       
      WR K.J. Simpson 6-2 180 2 Utah [Speed] [0] 75
      Contract: 2 years, $0.5M per year, 0% GTD
      Became unhappy this off-season. Needs to find a new place where he can compete for a roster spot. He's gone +1 in both seasons despite being on IR with a wrist fracture most his rookie season.
       
      FS Samuel Porter 5-11 206 5 Boise State [Man Coverage] [0] 80
      Contract: 1 year, $0.6M, 100% GTD
      Unhappy and poor scheme fit. Will be cheap.
       
       
      Needs:
       
      1. Starting OLB
      2. Starting OG
      3. Starting/backup SS
      4. Backup contain DE
      5. Cap relief
       
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      Congrats to Ken Peelle on the long and successful career. He will finish with 419 receptions, 5,283 yards, and 22 TDs.
       
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      Bubada reacted to TheSam in What are your best picks round by round?   
      1st: Troy Marshall: Easy choice, the best corner in the league
      2nd: Traveon Howard:  Baeveon  A very good FS, pro-bowler
      3rd: uh... Sean Waller? He wasn't any special on the Ravens but was pretty good for the Colts this past season.  Maybe Tommy Brooks. I didn't even know that I drafted this guy or that he even existed but the wiki says he made the pro bowl. I don't think that is true but if it is, it is him then
      4: Alexander Hardison: a good ILB 
      5: Will Doughty: Was a solid guard for the Ravens, I think he is still solid on the Broncos (?)
      6: Davey Jones: aaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrgggggggg http://cfbhc.com/index.php?/topic/21284-2021-week-7-1-pm/ or Nick Jones who has developed into a really good backup OLB, could probably start on some teams, I remember him playing well when he needed to.
      7: Don't really have any studs from the 7th.  Maybe Eric Burden. He's a decent backup OLB. Maybe Samuel Cunningham cuz he is HAMuel CunningHAM, a fitting conclusion to the mail ham saga. 
       
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      Round 1: 
      DE Ryan Frey (#2 in 2018)

      What else is there to say, we lost on SoS for #1 and Shea was clearly the guy there but luckily we had an easy time landing on Ryan Frey despite questionable junior season stats at a coachless Miami (FL). An absolute unit, 99 overall, franchise cornerstone, bane of QBs everywhere, multiple all-pro, on pace for the hall and a lock for our ring of honor.
       
      Honorable Mention: RB Marshawn Miller (#16 in 2021) and ILB Soldier Brooks (#20 in 2024)
       
       
      Round 2:
      CB Travaris Jackson (#51 in 2021)

      My man is an 89 overall, highly-compensated, all-pro islander now but in the 2021 draft Travaris Jackson was a 79 overall D2 corner with some eye-popping athleticism but questionable competition. I think the draft broadcast called this one a reach at the time (it probably could have easily been), but no one is questioning TJax today.
       
      Honorable Mention: DE Jerraud Blount (#60 in 2023)
       
       
      Round 3:
      SS Demetrius Kirkpatrick (#84 in 2021)
       
      Yes, we took Travaris Jackson and Demetrius Kirkpatrick back-to-back in 2021. This sequence of picks is probably more consequential to our SB victory than any other series of choices in our history, and the latter choice may be better than the former. Kirkpatrick had to sit for a few seasons with established starter (and first draft choice in franchise history) Joe Johnson still finding Pro Bowl-level play, but has shined since taking over as a frequent top rated player and absolute demon in the defensive backfield. It's worth noting that Michael Hawkins, Troy White, and Logan Holmes were also third rounders.
       
      Honorable Mention: OT Toby Madden (#66 in 2019) and RB Troy White (#66 in 2018)
       
      Round 4:
      WR Cameron Whelahan (#97 in 2018)
       
      This choice is a toss-up between Whelahan and OG Robert Fontenot, but Cam gets it for being such a stable WR2 presence for a number of seasons in the transition from Eller to Taylor. Never a gamebreaker, we loved Whelahan's hands and were sad to part ways with him following 2022. A close call with Reggie Hedberg but Whelahan takes it here.
       
      Honorable Mention: DT Reggie Hedberg (#108 in 2017)
       
      Round 5:
      C Joseph Colbert (#154 in 2017)
       
      Undersized and with a JUCO pedigree, we were (perhaps rightfully) roasted for this pick during the 2017 draft but Colbert started every game at center for us for the first six season of our team's existence and that's the kind of production I'd love to have every season in the 5th round. Eventually it became time to move on but I'll always have a soft spot for him.
       
      Honorable Mention: FS Kevin Hartley (#130 in 2018)
       
       
      Round 6:
      DT Turk Davis (#200 in 2017)
       
      Another player from 2017 who was able to grow with our team and provide constant starting-caliber play from a late round selection is Big Turk Davis. Not a big statsheet guy, but significantly valuable to our defense which has always relied on a tackle machine at ILB. That type of gameplanning does not work if you don't have a space taker in the middle and that is exactly what Turk gave us from 2017 until he retired after 2023.
       
      Honorable Mention: QB Ken Eller (#225 in 2017)
       
       
      Round 7:
      SS Brandon Guillory (#226 in 2021)
       
      The easiest choice for any round on this list, Guillory is the GOAT special teams player with three all-pro selections in four seasons and an impression positional progression. I get multiple trade requests for him every season, but he in untouchable on our roster and invaluable to our game.
       
      Honorable Mention: FB Dylan Stewart (#206 in 2019)
       
       
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      Bubada reacted to Jieret in What are your best picks round by round?   
      Picks I made personally?  Only four years of work to go off of, but we'll make do.
       
      Round 1: DE Deyonte Davis (2021)  
       
      Probably the only pick I was really happy with out of the ones I made for Denver, even this pick wasn't our first choice.  After wondering if Carlos Washington would make it to us, we thought we'd take Kevin McQueen before the Loins pulled some Top-10 Anime Betrayals bullshit.  Then it became a choice between Davis or Javier Grady.  But it's hard to argue with what Deyonte's brought to Denver.
      Honorable mention: C Miguel Prieto (2024)

      Round 2: FS Tyler Patino (2022)
       
      I thought he'd a bit further along than he is right now, but he's been a fine starter for us so far and we don't expect that to change any time soon.
      Honorable mention: WR Samuel Gulla (2023)
       
      Round 3: QB Tucker Dowden (2022)
       
      Fucking love Tucker.  When drafting him I didn't even think about the Russell Wilson comparisons Soluna made at the time, but it's a possibility and that's really exciting.  I think pairing Tucker with Andy Reid is doing wonders for his development, and I look forward to getting his big contract over with sooner rather than later.
      Honorable mention: ILB Patrick Everett (2024)

      Round 4:OLB Tavarius Hicks (2023)
       
      It seems like the fourth round has been my favorite round.  Both of our penciled-in DE starters (Travis Napier, Derrick Dawkins) were drafted here as well as a mess of other solid contributors (Jordan Godson, Miles Herman, Tavarreus Watson, Kevin Faulkner).  But Hicks has been a buzzsaw for us ever since coming into the league.
      Honorable mention: DE Travis Napier (2023) - I have to give a shout-out to my old coach NDIrish21 here.  He pointed that I'd somehow overlooked him on our draft board when I was looking at someone else - I forget who.

      Round 5: OLB Campbell McMartin III (2022)
       
      I've only ever made two fifth-round picks ever, and my choice for this round has been chilling on the Pats inactive roster ever since they plucked him off our practice squad.  But he has a boss name and that gives him the edge.
      Honorable mention: CB Jabari Thorpe (2021)

      Round 6: ILB Nicholas Quinn (2023)
       
      A Special Teams Pro Bowler!  For Denver, in exchange for like five quarters of Derrick Schwartz!
      Honorable mention: CB David Tolliver (2022)

      Round 7: QB Kyler Tackett (2023)
       
      4 of 5 for 43 yards as a backup to Tucker. 
      Honorable mention: FS Moussa Alford (2024)
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      Bubada reacted to acewulf in What are your best picks round by round?   
      1st: A lot of decent candidates for me, but I'll have to go with DE - Early Davis.  Other candidates include OG - LaMichael Harley, FS - Darius Jones, or QB - AJ Jefferson
      2nd: ILB - Devin Frazier for sure.  Dude is a stud.  Other candidates include: OG - Jackson Gibson, OT - Kelly Meier, WR - Bo Woodall , OLB - Rob Lacy
      3rd: This round is cursed.  SS - Mario Ruff or DE - Marcus Terrell are the only players of note that I've drafted in this round.  Most others were busts. 
      4th: Tie between OLB - Kaz Hadley or K - Gino Chiaverini.  WR - Stevie Henderson and P - Sam Foster was also drafted here, but they're still young.
      5th: CB - Vontae Burnett who seems to have been a good fill in for CB1 as Wilburn has aged.
      6th: TE - Jason Erwin.  Sage picked him when he was drunk.  10/10
      7th: TE - Mason Parks or WR - Vontae Powell.  Parks was a Mackey award winning TE that got an A in rookie camp and Powell apparently turned into a decent WR in NE.
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      Bubada reacted to GigemAgs in What are your best picks round by round?   
      Not mine but I'll do the current  regime. We've only had 3 drafts:
       
      2022 - OLB Phillip Davenport - Through 3 seasons he's averaging 73 tackles, 7 TFL and 7 sacks.  Tackles and TFL have gone up every year.  +3/+4/+3 progressions so far 2022 - OG Josh Jones - Started 2 full season now and been our highest rated player a few times. Through week 7 in 2023 he had the highest rating for all OGs. 2024 - WR Spencer Sharpe - 336 yds, 2 TDs REC, 1 KR TD as well. Not bad for WR3 in a Beckett lead offense.  2023 - SS Timothy St. John  - 54 tackles this past season Nobody of note in the 5th 2024 - RB Trevor Workman  - 661 yds and 6 TDs, another 131 and 1 TD receiving  in his rookie campaign.  Nobody of note in the 7th
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      Bubada reacted to Ape in What are your best picks round by round?   
      I was part of the 2014-2018 Drafts with the Green Bay Packers (Owner GM and Just Owner) and 2019-Now as Indy's GM
       
      Round 1: Hard to argue with a multiple SB winning QB so I have to say Jason Johnson is probably the best R1 pick I've made. My other R1 picks with GB were... not good. So far in Indy I've had some good ones (when I make 1st Round picks) like Hudson Adams and Ian Hendrickson but no one with the impact like JJ.
       
      Round 2: I've made some decent R2 Picks. It's really a coin flip between Chad Dess or Jonathan Goodwin (who we had someone take and immediately traded for) both have put up great numbers in their careers.
       
      Round 3: I've had a lot of really awful R3 Picks... but looking at the brighter side I have to go back pretty far where in 2015 I grabbed Dave Stokley in the 3rd or 2014 when I grabbed Bernard Taylor both put up stats for Green Bay while I was there and Stokley kept it up in NE also.
       
      Round 4: I have a tendency of not having 4th rounders a lot. In my first draft with Indy in 2019 though we were able to grab OT Phillip Edwards who developed into a very solid OL starter for us. He's the only 4th rounder I can say I'm truly happy with
       
      Round 5: The 5th round is where the draft really starts to get more miss or miss but I have been able to pull out 3 guys who I really am glad I grabbed in the 5th: In 2017 we took a Kicker Brian Evans in Green Bay who really solidified that aspect until now for the Packers and in 2014 I had 3 5ths who all made Pro Bowls (I know easier back in the start to do that) Wayne Wegert, Damione Elli, and Larry Williams. Ellis was a rock solid OLB for the Pack until his retirement, Williams was the best OL guy for the Pack for a while and Ol' Wayne is still kicking it to this day what a legend.
       
      Round 6: I have a couple 6th rounders that stand out from the rest, in 2015 we selected Mike Taylor in Green Bay and he was a Pro Bowl DE for multiple seasons and put up stupid early NFLHC numbers for like 4 years. The other one is in 2021 when the Colts went with Damion Taylor who was a 76 MIKE out of FCS who is now an 82 and just put up a very sneaky 47 tackle/6tfl/2ff/1fr season last year.
       
      Round 7: It's rare to pull bonified starters out of the 7th round but I've pulled a couple great players out of the last round. In 2020 the Colts picked Tyler Dotson at pick 225 at the time it was rightfully called a homer pick but Dotson responded to opportunity and has made multiple Pro Bowls and over 20 TDs, also rare to pull out NFL record holders but in 2019 the Colts grabbed RB Mamadou Heard who due to injury was pressed into service almost right away. Mamadou was never an amazing rusher for us but was at one point the record holder for RB  REC which is pretty cool, my other notable one is from 2016 when the Packers took Punter Steve Smith who was their starter until this offseason
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      1st Round: DE Alvis Brumm (2014)
      -2x DPOY, one of two players with 100+ career sacks, still rolling on.
       
      2nd Round: FS Reshad Jenkins  (2018)
      -First 4.5 player to hit 99 overall, 1 man receiver wrecking unit.
       
      3rd Round: G David Schlereth (2016)
      -Has been a stalwart guard for us for a long time, also has been an All-Pro and 2-time Pro Bowler. Honorable mentions to ILB Zion Adakwa and DE Ray McBride (McBride was also 2016), both very good players in their own right.
       
      4th Round: DT Bob Ballard (2015)
      -Another All-Pro and 3 or 4 time Pro Bowler up the middle. Developed very nicely and has continued playing well in Houston. OLB Kwazi Robb and DE Jonathan Bridges are also very good players we picked in the 4th.
       
      5th Round: P John Maslowski (2016)
      -5th is probably our worst round besides the 7th. Legzilla is another All-Pro and Pro Bowler, only worthy player in this round at all.
       
      6th Round: RB Marvin Washington (2018)
      -All-Pro as a returner and has been one of the best 3rd down backs in the league for years, led the league in YPC multiple times. Honorable mention to CB John Queen taken in the initial draft who was a 2x Pro Bowler himself.
       
      7th Round: OLB Tommy Leonard (2014)
      Tommy is still around starting for the Falcons and was a very nice player for us before we foolishly moved him to start Daquan Darcey. OLB Matt Okoye is the honorable mention here, as he is a very good special teamer, having also been an All-Pro.
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      Bubada reacted to Jamzz in What are your best picks round by round?   
      Only have 3 drafts to pick from but I’ll do my best
       
      1st - Few guys to pick from, would probably be Shane McCord. The other 3 are Sebastian Smallwood, Trevor McKinney, and Nathaniel Hollis (my personal favorite) but McCord probably takes the cake as the best, for now at least.
       
      2nd - Easy, Bryce Thompson. Evan Grant as an honorable mention but BT is clearly a much better pick.
       
      3rd - The meme answer is PK Crowe (not a meme tho) but Devin Ruff is the actual answer. 
       
      4th - Another obvious one, Devin Goss. Guess I have a nack for finding mid round steals that are linebackers named Devin.
       
      5th - This is where it starts to get tough. I wanna say Freddie Hendricks but he hasn’t really done much despite probably having the best potential to do something for us. The other options are backup QB Blair Holcomb, and K Sam Gilligan. Gilligan has been pretty bad for us but just progressed well so we’ll see. Don’t really know who to pick but I lean Hendricks.
       
      6th - Gonna go with Hayden Dyer here. Like I said only the past 3 drafts to choose from so 6th rounders haven’t really had time to be anything except backups but Dyer had a decent amount of playing time in his rookie year and showed promise to becoming a decent change of pace back so he gets the nod.
       
      7th - Haven’t had a 7th do much. Mr. Irrelevant in 2023, Isiah Poole, gets the nod here because he’s been a good special teams guy and I also had fun making the pick.
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      Bubada reacted to Rome in What are your best picks round by round?   
      1. QB Alex Leshoure, 2019 Easy
      2. CB Sammy Muhammed, 2016 Easy unless I'm forgetting someone. The 2nd sucks for me.
      3. OT Kendall Gresham, 2023 This could be woodard from last year with the Bengals, but I think Gresham's a better player now? Again, bad round
      4. WR David Wells, 2016 - The first combine warrior that it feels like actually panned out. Dude was super fast and that was it. Props to the folks who followed for his success.
      5. K Dennis Scott, 2017 I guess?
      6. QB Sam Parish, 2022 The first 6th rounder a team I was on selected. Lol.
      7.  P Daniel Bailey, 2024 First name I recognized and I started in 2016.
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      Bubada reacted to SlinkyJr in What are your best picks round by round?   
      Oh man time to actually have to do some research here:
       
      1st round: Doug Carolan
      - we’ve had a ton of success with the 1st round but I guess if we are looking at pure value, Doug Carolan at 20 in 2018 is probably it. LaMont Sherriff at 18 could also be up there. And potentially Kenyon Randall at 14 or Kevin McQueen at 20. But then if you’re talking pure talent no matter what pick obviously Keyshawn Thompson and Grey Brown need to be in there too. Idk it’s hard
       
      2nd round: Cameron Jones
      - no doubt in my mind Jones in the 2nd round pick 57 in 2019. Honorable mention for Kieron Brooks.
       
      3rd round: Earl Jackson
      - another easy one. Ejax in 2015. Hopefully Dean Fagan will surpass him someday  Honorable mention for Gary Faneca in 2014.
       
      4th round: Mark Craig
      - honestly pretty weak in the 4th round but I suppose Mark Craig in 2015 is the best. The rest have been pretty much duds. Craig played well for us and was a part of the trade that got us Andre Brooks. Anthony Fasani could be another one.
       
      5th round: Ilan Kuhn
      - Super bowl mvp Ilan Kuhn to you. Taken in 2021.
       
      6th round: Brent Hankton
      - not a ton of competition for Hankton in the 6th in 2015. Some solid players but Hankton has been a top tier kicker his whole career.
       
      7th round: Calvin Jones
      - taken in the 2019 as a “why not” pick and man has he been important. Finally had to move on from him but definitely an important part of our team for his entire tenure.
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      Biggest bust I've drafted would probably be Chris Bell and he wasn't that bad. Worst 1st round pick would probably be Dean Strauss who is an average starting center which isn't what you're hoping to get when you take a center with the 8th overall pick.  In the spoiler is every 1st and 2nd round pick I've made and their player line at the peak of their career. 
       
      [spoiler]
      2017
      1st (8)- OLB David Doherty 6-1 228 4 Kansas State [Coverage] 92
      2nd (44)- OT Willard Love 6-3 336 5 Wisconsin [Pass Blocking] [0] 84
       
      2018
      1st (7)- OT Brandon Reamon 6-8 298 7 Texas [Pass Blocking] [0/C] 97
      2nd (47)- CB Jack Ramsey 6-2 172 7 Virginia Tech [Zone Coverage] [-2] 98
       
      2019
      1st (22)- DE Charles Woods 6-5 273 4 Notre Dame [Contain] [0] 88
      2nd (53)- RB Chris Bell 6-3 198 2 Navy [Speed] 84
       
      2020
      1st (1)- DE Tyler Jones 6-1 257 5 Mississippi State [Contain] [0] 94
      2nd (33)- CB Jordan Harris 5-10 185 5 North Dakota State [Zone Coverage] [0] 91
       
      2021
      1st (8)- C Dean Strauss 6-3 284 4 Auburn [Pass Blocking] [0] [+] 87
      2nd (43)- TE Hastin Rider 6-1 206 4 Baylor [Receiving] [0] 85
       
      2022
      1st (19)- ILB Tyrese Thompson 6-3 228 3 Auburn [Mike] [-1/C] 88
      2nd (64)- DT Rashaad Malcolm 6-6 327 3 Ball State [2-Gap] [+2] 84
       
      2023
      1st (30)- OT Aaron Walls 6-7 273 2 Utah State [Pass Blocking] [+1/C] [+] 83
      2nd (35)- RB Jamal Trufant 6-1 223 2 Wisconsin [Power] [-2] 83
       
      2024
      1st (18)- FS Logan Evans 5-11 203 1 Miami(FL) [Zone Coverage] [0/C] 83
      2nd (37)- DE Glenn Thorpe 6-0 271 1 Clemson [Contain] [-2] 83
      2nd (49)- TE Mikal Valentine 6-3 192 1 Missouri [Receiving] [0] 83
      [/spoiler]
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      Bubada reacted to thatfunk in [Tennessee Titans] Trade Block   
      Wow. Hard to see Doherty on the block. I remember us getting him, Humphries, and Kareem in the beginning and really feeling we were building something special. Good times. 
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      OLB David Doherty 6-1 228 8 Kansas State [Coverage] [+2] 86
      Contract: 1 year, $8M, 0% GTD
      It hurts me to put Doherty on the block. First draft pick in Titans history. Started his career with 4 straight pro bowls. He is only on the block for cap reasons. And he will only be traded if we end up needing that cap.
       
      RB Chad Dess 6-1 241 10 Virginia [Power] [-1] 86
      Contract: 1 year, $9M, 0% GTD
      Same situation as Doherty, only looking to trade him due to cap reasons. He may not be a pro bowl RB anymore but I believe he is still one of the best short yardage/goalline RBs in the league. 241 pounds, 4.70 40 time, 122 career TDs. If you have cap to burn and need a big power back, let me know. 
       
      OT Aaron Walls 6-7 273 2 Utah State [Pass Blocking] [+1/C] [+] 83
      Contract: 2 years, $9M
      OT Jeremy Summers 6-7 321 4 Ole Miss [Pass Blocking] [0] 82
      Contract: 3 years, $8M
      Aaron Walls was our first round pick in 2023 but spent his rookie season on IR. Jeremy Summers has been our starting RT in his place for the past two seasons. We had the 6th highest OL rating and was 2nd in sacks allowed rate (1 sack per 50 pass attempts). Summers was given a 3 year extension this year. But Walls had a +3 progression this offseason putting him back into the conversation for the starting role. We're not committed to trading either of them but they are available if the price is right.
       
      WR K.J. Simpson 6-2 180 2 Utah [Speed] [0] 75
      Contract: 2 years, $0.5M per year, 0% GTD
      Became unhappy this off-season. Needs to find a new place where he can compete for a roster spot. He's gone +1 in both seasons despite being on IR with a wrist fracture most his rookie season.
       
      FS Samuel Porter 5-11 206 5 Boise State [Man Coverage] [0] 80
      Contract: 1 year, $0.6M, 100% GTD
      Unhappy and poor scheme fit. Will be cheap.
       
       
      Needs:
       
      1. Starting OLB
      2. Starting OG
      3. Starting/backup SS
      4. Backup contain DE
      5. Cap relief
       
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      With the 32nd overall pick in the 2017 NFLHC Expansion Draft, the Tennessee Titans select OT Jim Otto
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