Team Draft Reviews

2015 NFL Draft Review – My Big Board

August 3, 2018 Brian Johannes 0

Outside of reviewing how each prospect has done three years down the road, it’s only fair to see how I did evaluating each prospect. For a second year in a row I've gone back and looked at my final Top 32 rankings highlighting what I got right and what I got wrong providing my own…

2015 NFL Draft Review

August 3, 2018 Brian Johannes 0

Each NFL Draft we see plenty of grades on how well each team drafted and while those are fun to do its really hard to really evaluate how good each teams class is. A much easier way is to wait three to four years to see how each player has done leading into what could…

Minnesota Vikings 2018 NFL Draft Review

May 22, 2018 JT Olson 0

The Vikings had a fantastic 2017 that came to a disappointing end with a 38-7 loss to the eventual champion Philadelphia. Now they look to build on that success and go all in for their own super bowl victory. They added quarterback Kirk Cousins to lead their offense and with a strong draft they would…

Green Bay Packers 2018 NFL Draft Review

May 21, 2018 JT Olson 0

A perennial contender, the Packers found themselves in an unusual position on the outside looking in at the playoffs in 2017. Most of that was due to an injury to star quarterback Aaron Rodgers. However, it may have been a blessing in disguise as they had a chance to load up on young talent with…

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Chicago Bears 2018 NFL Draft Review

May 20, 2018 JT Olson 0

In 2017 the Bears weren't much to watch. The defense was up and down and the offense was....less than good. However, Chicago really attacked their needs in the offseason and with a strong draft they could be primed to finally claw their way out of the NFC North cellar. Here is the Chicago Bears 2018…

Detroit Lions 2018 NFL Draft Review

May 17, 2018 JT Olson 0

It's a new age for Lions fans. They have a new coaching staff who was hand selected by their young GM. Long gone are the days of Matt Millen and 0-16. Now Detroit is looking to move from middle of the road to legitimate contenders. However, if they are going to take that next step…

San Fransisco 49ers 2018 NFL Draft Review

May 9, 2018 Logan Fredrickson 0

After the acquisition of Jimmy Garoppolo the 49ers were a different team and with a good 2018 NFL Draft they could be poised for a huge season. The San Fransisco 49ers 2018 NFL Draft Review highlights every single 49er pick looking at both scheme fit and value. San Fransisco 49ers 2018 NFL Draft Review Round…

Washington Redskins 2018 NFL Draft Review

May 9, 2018 Brian Johannes 0

Continuing to be on the fringe of the playoff picture the Redskins moved on from Kirk Cousins and made a trade to get Alex Smith this offseason. The draft was big for the Redskins hoping to get the final pieces to contend for the division. The Washington Redskins 2018 NFL Draft Review highlights every single…

Philadelphia Eagles 2018 NFL Draft Review

May 9, 2018 Brian Johannes 0

The defending Super Bowl Champions didn't have a bunch of picks and went into the draft trying to find players that could come in and make an immediate impact. The Philadelphia Eagles 2018 NFL Draft Review highlights every single Eagles pick looking at both scheme fit and value. Philadelphia Eagles 2018 NFL Draft Review 2nd…

New York Giants 2018 NFL Draft Review

May 9, 2018 Brian Johannes 0

It was quite the contrast as the Giants went from the playoffs in 2016 to the second worst team in the NFL in 2017 and with a new coaching staff and general manager they're hoping they still have another Super Bowl run with this team. Our New York Giants 2018 NFL Draft Review takes a…

Dallas Cowboys 2018 NFL Draft Review

May 9, 2018 Brian Johannes 1

Looking to get back into the playoffs the Cowboys turned to the draft to add some playmakers to their team to get them over the hump. The Dallas Cowboys 2018 NFL Draft Review takes a look at every single Cowboys pick highlighting how they fit within the scheme and their value. Dallas Cowboys 2018 NFL…

Atlanta Falcons 2018 NFL Draft Review

May 9, 2018 JT Olson 0

The Falcons have established themselves as legitimate contenders over the last several years. After a trip to the Super Bowl in 2016 and a return to the playoffs in 2017, there is no doubt Atlanta is heading on the right path and a strong draft could put them over the top in their quest for…

Day 3 Picks that Could be Immediate Impact Rookies

May 8, 2018 Brian Johannes 0

While we all know about the first and second round prospects that come in and earn starting roles and make an immediate impact, but every year we see a guy drafted in the fourth through seventh round come in and find a role right away. Here is a look at a few Day 3 picks…

Carolina Panthers 2018 NFL Draft Review

May 7, 2018 JT Olson 0

Of all the playoff teams from last season, the Carolina Panthers quite possibly had the most question marks heading into the offseason. The receiver group was depleted, the offensive line was a mess, and depth and talent needed to be added to all three levels of the defense. If Carolina hopes to keep trending up…

Arizona Cardinals 2018 NFL Draft Review

May 5, 2018 Logan Fredrickson 0

Needing a quarterback of the future the Arizona Cardinals were aggressive moving up to get their guy and then spent the rest of their draft building around him. Our Arizona Cardinals 2018 NFL Draft Review analyzes all four picks looking at how each pick fits both scheme and value wise. Arizona Cardinals 2018 NFL Draft…

Tennessee Titans 2018 NFL Draft Review

May 4, 2018 Brian Johannes 0

After trading up in both the first and second rounds the Titans finished with only four total picks but they didn't disappoint with those selections. Our Tennessee Titans 2018 NFL Draft Review analyzes all four picks looking at how each pick fits both scheme and value wise. Tennessee Titans 2018 NFL Draft Review 1st Round,…

Jacksonville Jaguars 2018 NFL Draft Review

May 4, 2018 Brian Johannes 0

After making the AFC Championship Game the Jaguars were looking for a good draft that would give them a few more pieces to put them over the top. Our Jacksonville Jaguars 2018 NFL Draft Review analyzes every Jaguars pick looking at both value and scheme fit. Jacksonville Jaguars 2018 NFL Draft Review 1st Round, Pick…

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2018 NFL Draft Review

May 4, 2018 JT Olson 0

After being one of the biggest let downs in 2017 the Bucs needed to revamp a few key positions, particularly on defense. The goal was to get more physical and nasty in the trenches, build up the running game and sure up the secondary. Based on this plan it feels like the Bucs achieved all…

Indianapolis Colts 2018 NFL Draft Review

May 4, 2018 Brian Johannes 0

With a new coaching staff and defensive scheme change, this was a big draft for the Colts who are looking to get back to the playoff contender we've been accustomed to seeing the past several years. Our Indianapolis Colts 2018 NFL Draft Review analyzes each of their picks looking at scheme fit and value. Indianapolis…

New Orleans Saints 2018 NFL Draft Review

May 3, 2018 JT Olson 0

The Saints entered the draft in a great position. They had the best draft in the NFL last year with impact rookies all over the field. It was clear that with one more strong draft they could not only be Super Bowl contenders, but even Super Bowl favorites going into the season. However, I didn’t…

Houston Texans 2018 NFL Draft Review

May 3, 2018 Brian Johannes 1

Without a first or second round pick because of the Deshaun Watson trade the Texans had to make do with mainly Day 3 picks. Our Houston Texans 2018 NFL Draft Review analyzes each of the Texans picks in how they fit within their scheme and what value they provided. Houston Texans 2018 NFL Draft Review…

Pittsburgh Steelers 2018 NFL Draft Review

May 3, 2018 Brian Johannes 0

A team like the Steelers already have a deep roster but are looking to find eventual starters or players who can come in and get them over the hump and into the playoffs. Our Pittsburgh Steelers 2018 NFL Draft Review analyzes each of their pick to see how they fit within the scheme, their value…

Cleveland Browns 2018 NFL Draft Review

May 3, 2018 Brian Johannes 0

The 2018 NFL Draft was huge for the Cleveland Browns as they had new leadership within the front office and with a bevy of picks John Dorsey and crew were looking to score big and turn around one of the worst franchises in sports. Our Cleveland Browns 2018 NFL Draft Review analyzes each of the…

Cincinnati Bengals 2018 NFL Draft Review

May 3, 2018 Brian Johannes 0

The best way to sum up the Cincinnati Bengals 2018 NFL Draft was value. If you look at each of the Bengals picks they seemed to snatch players up that were falling from where most viewed them to be going. Our Cincinnati Bengals 2018 NFL Draft Review looks at each pick and how they fit…

Baltimore Ravens 2018 NFL Draft Review

May 2, 2018 Brian Johannes 0

The Baltimore Ravens have been that team that is good enough to contend for a playoff spot but struggled to really be a true contender. This draft is crucial as the team is starting to get older and needs to be reshaped. Here is a look at the Baltimore Ravens 2018 NFL Draft Review and…

New York Jets 2018 NFL Draft Review

May 2, 2018 Brian Johannes 0

After trading up with the Indianapolis Colts weeks before the draft it was clear that the Jets were going to be aggressive finding their next quarterback. They hope they got their guy but also hope that they were able to find some pieces throughout the draft that can get the team back on track to…

New England Patriots 2018 NFL Draft Review

May 1, 2018 Brian Johannes 0

With two first round picks the Patriots were in an interesting spot to whether they move up to get a quarterback or just stay put and load up with picks. While they stayed put they had a typical Patriots draft. Here is our New England Patriots 2018 NFL Draft Review looking at how the Patriots…

Miami Dolphins 2018 NFL Draft Review

May 1, 2018 Brian Johannes 0

It was quite the offseason for the Dolphins that saw them move on from several different high profile players like Jarvis Landry and Ndamukong Suh being traded and released. Looking to change up the culture the Dolphins went into the 2018 NFL Draft looking to retool their roster. Our Miami Dolphins 2018 NFL Draft Review…

Buffalo Bills 2018 NFL Draft Review

April 30, 2018 Brian Johannes 0

This was a huge draft for the Bills as they were targeting a future quarterback and had the second most picks in the entire draft. They got their quarterback and a couple other picks. Our Buffalo Bills 2018 NFL Draft Review takes a look at how the Bills did. Buffalo Bills 2018 NFL Draft Review…

Best 2018 NFL Draft Undrafted Free Agents Situations

April 30, 2018 Brian Johannes 0

With the 2018 NFL Draft in the books we know were all the top prospects have been drafted to. However every football season we see players make huge impacts on NFL rosters. Players like Malcolm Butler, Wes Welker, Kurt Warner, Chris Harris, Jason Peters and Tony Romo are all examples of prospects that were not…

2018 NFL Draft Winners

April 30, 2018 JT Olson 0

This was one of the strangest and least predictable drafts I can remember. I was surprised again and again at some of the decisions teams made over draft weekend. As a result many good players slid beyond where I expected them to be drafted. For some lucky teams they were able to capitalize and get…

2018 NFL Draft Biggest Losers

April 29, 2018 JT Olson 0

The draft is over. After months of projecting and evaluating, these prospects have finally found their new home. And while we certainly know if these are good or bad picks until they've actually played significant snaps for their new team, it's not too early to judge these teams based on our own personal prospect rankings.…

2018 NFL Draft First Round Review

April 28, 2018 Brian Johannes 0

Well we anticipated fireworks and plenty of uncertainty for this first round and it defiantly lived up to the hype. Sure there wasn't the huge trades that we thought there might be, but we still got plenty of curve balls that kept us on our toes. Listed below is our 2018 NFL Draft First Round…

2014 Draft Review – My Big Board

June 11, 2017 Brian Johannes 0

Outside of reviewing how each prospect has done three years down the road, it's only fair to see how I did evaluating each prospect. Listed below is my final Top 32 and analysis of what went right and what went wrong.   My Top 32 Prospects for the 2014 Draft 1. Jadeveon Clowney DE South…

2014 NFL Draft Review

June 10, 2017 Brian Johannes 0

Each NFL Draft we see plenty of grades on how well each team drafted and while those are fun to do its really hard to really evaluate how good each teams class is. A much easier way is to wait three to four years to see how each player has done leading into what could…

Indianapolis Colts 2017 Draft Review

May 6, 2017 Brian Johannes 0

1st/15 Malik Hooker, S Ht.: 6-1 Wt.: 206 School: Ohio State With only eight interceptions last season, which was tied for second worst in the NFL, it wasn’t a surprise to see the Colts select Malik Hooker who had seven interceptions alone this past year. Hooker was highly regarded and has been compared to Ed…

Los Angeles Chargers 2017 Draft Review

May 6, 2017 Justin Miller 0

1st/7 Mike Williams, WR Ht.: 6-4 Wt.: 218 School: Clemson After a second straight injury shortened season to Kennan Allen forced the Chargers hand to go out and find a new go to receiver. At 6’4 218lbs Williams has the size to thrive running slants in the Chargers quick strike passing attack where his leaping…

Kansas City Chiefs 2017 Draft Review

May 6, 2017 Justin Miller 0

1st/10 Patrick Mahomes, QB Ht.: 6-2 Wt.: 225 School: Texas Tech Wanting to find the future franchise quarterback the Chiefs moved up seventeen spots in a trade with Buffalo. Mahomes has elite arm talent but needs time to learn an NFL system and fix some of the poor mechanics and fundamentals he displayed in Texas…

Jacksonville Jaguars 2017 Draft Review

May 6, 2017 Brian Johannes 0

1st/4 Leonard Fournette, RB Ht.: 6-1 Wt.: 240 School: LSU With Tom Coughlin hired as the vice president of football operations it was clear that the Jaguars were not going to be throwing the ball 625 times in a season again. Running the ball will become a top priority which made the selection of Fournette’s…

Washington Redskins 2017 Draft Review

May 3, 2017 Justin Miller 0

1st/17 Jonathan Allen, DE Ht.: 6-3 Wt.: 286 School: Alabama Hoping to find an impact playmaker along the interior defensive line the Redskins stopped the fall of Jonathan Allen who was considered to be one of the five best players in the draft. Reports of two arthritic shoulders scared some teams off but Allen’s 44.5…

Tennessee Titans 2017 Draft Review

May 3, 2017 Brian Johannes 0

1st/5 Corey Davis, WR Ht.: 6-3 Wt.: 209 School: Western Michigan Adding a weapon for Marucs Mariota was a top for the Titans as they wasted little time taking Corey Davis with their first of their two picks. While there were concerns with Davis since he was unable to work out for teams with an…

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…

Seattle Seahawks 2017 Draft Review

May 3, 2017 Brian Johannes 0

2nd/35 Malik McDowell, DT Ht.: 6-6 Wt.: 295 School: Michigan State Supremely talented McDowell at times can look like one of the best players in this draft and will long stretches where he disappears and looks disinterested. Seattle is hoping the culture they’ve built and the leaders they have in the building can hold McDowell…

San Francisco 49ers 2017 Draft Review

May 3, 2017 Brian Johannes 0

1st/3 Solomon Thomas, DE Ht.: 6-3 Wt.: 273 School: Stanford With so many needs on their roster the 49ers couldn’t afford to be picky and needed to take the best available prospect. By picking Solomon Thomas he gives San Francisco an interior pass rusher with explosive quickness and a knack for sacking the quarterback. Thomas…

Pittsburgh Steelers 2017 Draft Review

May 3, 2017 Brian Johannes 0

1st/30 TJ Watt, OLB Ht.: 6-5 Wt.: 252 School: Wisconsin The Steelers are still running out James Harrison at age 38 so the selection of a rush outside linebacker in the first round was not surprising at all. TJ Watt had been rumored to the Steelers for quite some time leading up to the draft…

Philadelphia Eagles 2017 Draft Review

May 3, 2017 Brian Johannes 0

1st/14 Derek Barnett, DE Ht.: 6-3  Wt.: 259 School: Tennessee Combine testing did Derek Barnett no favors, but when you break Reggie White’s career sack record it’s a clear indication he knows how to get to the quarterback. Barnett was at his best against the top completion with 21 of his 33 sacks against SEC…

Oakland Raiders 2017 Draft Review

May 3, 2017 Brian Johannes 0

1st/24 Gareon Conley, CB Ht.: 6-0 Wt.: 195 School: Ohio State A week ago there was talk of Conley being a top 10 pick and possibly the best cornerback in this class. However, a sexual assault accusation really clouded things with Conley. Oakland must feel very confident that Conley will be proven innocent because if…

New York Jets 2017 Draft Review

May 3, 2017 Brian Johannes 0

1st/6 Jamal Adams, S Ht.: 6-0  Wt.: 214 School: LSU Having Jamal Adams fall into their laps had to be best case scenario for the Jets. Adams is a physical safety who can come down and lay big hits in the run game but he also has the speed and quickness to react in zone…

New York Giants 2017 Draft Review

May 3, 2017 Brian Johannes 0

1st/23 Evan Engram, TE Ht.: 6-3 Wt.: 234 School: Mississippi Taking Engram in the first round was a surprising move as the similar but more talented David Njoku was still available. Regardless of where they drafted Engram the Giants were able to get an athletic move tight end that fits perfectly in Ben McAdoo’s quick…

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…