I wasn’t suggesting at 33, Tucker/Spears would be 3rd round targets (probably one of our late thirds), and Vaughn probably later.Personally, I don't like banking on speed backs earlier in the draft. Give me a guy who will get you six yards when two are blocked.
I basically look at it like this: speed backs really only have an advantage when they bust a long run. Power backs offer more down-to-down advantage. Conner is a power back, yes, but he's a power back with minus speed. Get a guy with adequate speed.I wasn’t suggesting at 33, Tucker/Spears would be 3rd round targets (probably one of our late thirds), and Vaughn probably later.
There’s some good RB talent left, and wouldn’t mind grabbing one with one of our thirds. I think several left have the opportunity to be really good - and a guy like Roschon Johnson or Tank Bigsby could be a more solid option to replace Connor after this year vs a speed guy to complement Conner.
There are still 4 really good centers available. I would trade down and secure a couple more picks & still grab a very good center either later in the round or in the 3rd. The center that I’m not hearing enough about who I think may be the best in the draft is Ricky Stromberg, Arkansas. But, Schmitz, Tippmann, and Wypler are all there. Definitely some very good Edge guys still out there: I like Keion White, BJ Ojulari. And there are a couple of IOL guys like O’Cyrus & Avila. And DT’s like Benton & Ika. And of course, the CB class is deep. I don’t think we go CB just yet, because Gannon trusts his ability to do more with less at that position.Why wouldn't you go center? It's been a problem position pretty much since I've been a Cards fan. When Sendlein has been by far your best center since before '88, ya got problems at the position.
Harry, I'm absolutely going Porter Jr. He may not be as spectacular as others, but I've watched enough PSU football to love what I see. He and Marco Wilson would make me pretty happy. That being said, would you go Ringo instead?? I could go for that!
Good call - but the Cardinals did a bit better than that. They gave up the 33 and 81 rather than the 33 and 95... but got the 41, 72, AND a 3rd next year.I just checked a draft trade calculator, and this one lines up in terms of pick value and makes sense for both teams.
TEN gets 33 and 95
AZ gets 41 and 72
The Athletic - Dane BruglerI'm starting to get a sliver of hope that Wypler slides to us. Ohpleaseohpleaseohplease...