Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2017 Draft Review

May 3, 2017 JT Olson 0

1st/19 OJ Howard, TE Ht.: 6-6 Wt.: 251 School: Alabama Looking to continue building their offense around Jameis Winston the Buccaneers selected one of the best tight end prospects to come out in years. Despite only 114 career receptions and seven touchdowns, Tampa Bay is getting an elite weapon to stretch the seam and provide…

New Orleans Saints 2017 Draft Review

May 3, 2017 JT Olson 0

1st/11 Marshon Lattimore, CB Ht.: 6-0 Wt.: 193 School: Ohio State After giving up 274 receiving yards per game the Saints could not stand pat on their secondary as they tried to trade for Malcolm Butler. Concerns about Lattimore’s hamstring injuries caused the top cornerback in the class to slide. Lattimore did have an injury…

Minnesota Vikings 2017 Draft Review

May 3, 2017 JT Olson 0

2nd/41 Dalvin Cook, RB Ht.: 5-10 Wt.: 210 School: Florida State Rick Speilman pulled off the first of him many draft day trades as Minnesota traded their 2nd and fourth to move up and select RB Dalvin Cook at pick #41. As Cook began to fall on day two Speilman made the move up and…

Green Bay Packers 2017 Draft Review

May 2, 2017 JT Olson 0

2nd/33 Kevin King, CB Ht.: 6-3 Wt.: 200 School: Washington Despite investing their first two picks of the 2015 draft at cornerback the Packers secondary struggled in 2016 giving up a league worst 8.1 yards per catch. Davon House was signed in free agency but that was not enough as the Packers used their first…

Detroit Lions 2017 Draft Review

May 2, 2017 JT Olson 0

1st/21 Jarrad Davis, LB Ht.: 6-1 Wt.: 238 School: Florida Having sideline to sideline speed along with the power to come up and be physical in the run game is why Davis was considered such a good prospect. As the Lions likely day one starter at middle linebacker gives Detroit a run stopping presence to…

Atlanta Falcons 2017 NFL Draft Review

May 2, 2017 JT Olson 0

1st/26 Takkarist McKinley, DE Ht.: 6’2 Wt.: 250 School: UCLA Needing to provide some pass rushing help opposite of Vic Beasley the Falcons didn’t want to wait moving up five slots to target the explosive McKinley. Atlanta wants to play fast and getting another speed rusher off the edge can really put pressure on offensive…

Chicago Bears Draft Review

May 2, 2017 JT Olson 0

1st/2 Mitchell Trubisky, QB Ht. 6’2 Wt. 222 School: North Carolina After signing Mike Glennon in free agency the Bears delivered the first surprise of draft night by trading four picks to move up one spot to draft Trubisky. Behind good accuracy and field vision Trubisky has talent but there are legitimate concerns about his…

Carolina Panthers 2017 Draft Review

April 30, 2017 JT Olson 0

1st/8 Christian McCaffrey, RB Ht.: 5’11 Wt.: 202 School: Stanford By drafting McCaffrey, the Panthers were able to add much more than just a traditional running back. The addition adds some much needed sizzle and creativity to the Panther offense. As a runner McCaffrey can be used to compliment to Jonathan Stewart providing lighting to…