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Old 04-28-2017, 12:55 PM
 
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Glad to see my Browns didn't take a QB #1, they've made too many mistakes over the years drafting 1st round QBs. I do question trading back allowing Houston to get their QB. Browns had four elite players staring them in the face and traded out of the 12 spot. O.J. Howard, Jonathan Allen, Reuben Foster and I believe Malik Hooker were all sitting there and would have been great upgrades.

Peppers, I like his versatility and great attitude, just not sure he'll excel at any one thing in the NFL.

They traded into the 1st for a third pick in the round and picked up what many considered the 2nd best TE in a very good draft class for that position. Can't fault them for that. TEs can really take pressure off a QB. But they have to find a CB, FS, and RB that can start. Will be a tough challenge, however it has been said it's a deep CB and RB class.

For those scratching their heads over the Bears trading up one spot to draft Trubisky, San Francisco's GM or someone else in the front office said there was at least one other team trying to get to #2. Seems like a bad move only because Trubisky, like all the other QBs in this draft, is a bit of a project. Hope it works out for him and the Bears.

Tonight will be an interesting night. Still lots of good talent available.
Don't worry, the Bears are now the Browns of the NFL. I'm still pissed. SF just ****in played us like a fiddle.

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Old 04-28-2017, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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People were talking about Peppers to the Packers but they just let go of Hyde who was their Swiss Army Knife, doing many things for them but not exactly excelling in one thing, good player, great guy but can't keep everyone.

Bears are the talk of the draft today, I was listening to Milwaukee sports radio but thought about tuning into WGN to hear the comments, I can only imagine.

Although Packer fans pretty upset about TT trading down, wild comments on the radio today. TJ Watt who Steelers took at 30 isn't as hot a commodity as his brother, with the knee surgery. Fans wanted him, former Badger, etc. but moving back was not a bad idea.
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Old 04-28-2017, 03:36 PM
 
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Bears are the talk of the draft today, I was listening to Milwaukee sports radio but thought about tuning into WGN to hear the comments, I can only imagine.
I am stunned as to what Chicago did.
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Old 04-28-2017, 04:10 PM
 
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Best pick of the night was Watson to Houston. I really like that fit for both player and team. Watson should likely start day 1 and also have a real good shot at making the playoffs in his first season.
I agree with you other than day 1 starter.

You've got Savage.. Who isn't going to set the world on fire.. But let Watson sit behind him for at least half the season. Let him see the game. Let him observe, let him hold the clipboard and learn.

Now, that could change based on what you see in practice from him.. If he's setting the world on fire in practice.. Sure, name him the starter.. Especially if Savage is stinking the joint up. But don't put the weight of the world on his shoulders from the get go when you don't have to.

I do think Houston is the perfect fit for him.. Former teammate there in Hopkins. They CAN allow him some time to develop.

I think he's the QB winner in this draft. The only QB taken in the first round that a team didn't overspend to get.
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Old 04-28-2017, 05:00 PM
 
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The draft show is entertaining. Kind of like watching the rasslin with the commish coming out and getting boos

What I do not follow is why so many teams seem to let the media rank the players for them.
How has that worked out for most teams ?

Of course, Billicheck and the evil Patriots are not predictable, because Billicheck does not follow the media rankings. And look at how that has worked out for them!
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Old 04-28-2017, 07:02 PM
 
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Kizer.. Even his coach thinks he doesn't have the maturity yet to play in the NFL..

Of COURSE the Browns took him. Manzeil all over again.
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Old 04-28-2017, 07:31 PM
 
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Drew Pearson nailed it with his speech this evening!
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Old 04-28-2017, 08:09 PM
 
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Awesome, standing there and giving it right back to those Eagles fans, I absolutely loved it.
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Old 04-28-2017, 09:26 PM
 
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Nobody should ever be surprised by the stupidity of the Bears. Honestly, it's a tradition.
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Old 04-28-2017, 10:52 PM
 
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Glad to see my Browns didn't take a QB #1, they've made too many mistakes over the years drafting 1st round QBs. I do question trading back allowing Houston to get their QB. Browns had four elite players staring them in the face and traded out of the 12 spot. O.J. Howard, Jonathan Allen, Reuben Foster and I believe Malik Hooker were all sitting there and would have been great upgrades.
Browns obviously didn't like Foster that much. They even passed on him at 25 when he was still on the board. All three of the Alabama guys dropped like rocks. So it wasn't just the Browns deciding to pass on those highly rated players. Maybe the GM's think they know something the media doesn't.

Going into this past college football season Kizer started out as the #1 QB prospect. He entered this draft as the #4 QB prospect and ended up being the fourth QB taken. Not a bad prospect at all for the Browns.
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