Why This Draft ........

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  1. Garthshort

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    ...... will be so much fun, at least for me. Consider:
    Maybe because there are no sports to watch, I seem to be reading more about this Draft than in prior years, without the Draft Magazines. And here are some of the reasons I'm looking forward to April 23rd.
    1. First and foremost I have no idea (or possibly too many ideas) who the Cardinals will select.
    2. The order that the top four OT's come off the board. And I guess it's possible that posters will say that just because so and so came off the board first, doesn't mean he's the best, it just means that he fit the team's scheme. For me it means more than that.
    3. Will five WR's go in the First and in what order. Found it interesting that Tua, at his virtual Pro Day used Jeudy and not Ruggs to catch passes. Might mean nothing or something.
    4. Burrow is a lock to be the first QB drafted, but the questions concern Tua vs. Hebert and Hebert vs. Love.
    5. Surprise guy (or guys who make the 1st round) and the ones who fall out of it
    6. Number of trades and how that number compares to recent drafts.
    7. And, lastly, what will a virtual draft look like.

    I'm excited, even more than usual.
     
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    Yes . And no matter what, 1/3 of the guys on this board will explode, 1/3 will be gleefully happy, and 1/3 will be meh!
     
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    I was so excited to see this draft. Was going to take my boy to Vegas to see it live.

    I'm still excited for the draft but totally disappointed that I wasn't able to knock another thing off my bucket list.
     
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    You mean like this:
     
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    I wonder if vegas will get draft next yr since virus snubbed them this yr
     
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    I'm sure they will get it again
     
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    Reportedly a number of teams want to push the NBA Draft back to August 1st.

    So need the NFL Draft to bring some excitement into our lives.
     
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    We'll have to consider DeAndre Hopkins part of this draft. Our first rounder will have to contribute right away, everyone else is gonna have to work to make the team.
     
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    The only thing that will really bother me is if we choose a WR at #8. Trading down is another matter.

    I will be happy with any one of Simmons, Brown, Okudah, Wills, Mechton (in that order). Not so intrigued with Wiirfs. He would be "meh". One or more of those players will be on the board at #8.

    I will be elated if one of Simmons or Brown fall to us. Simmons would be the heart of this defense for a decade. Brown is a run stopper and disrupter that will make everyone on the entire defense look better.
     
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    One response and two questions:
    We could use a WR, just in case the Hopkins trade falls through.

    Will the first round of this year's draft take about the same amount of time as the first round of recent drafts?

    Since there have been far fewer in person workouts, will the UDFA's be better (on the whole) than those of the past?
     
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    After reading tons of material about the Draft, I now feel that we'll have a pretty good idea of what the Cardinals will do in the Draft, after the Giants pick. Consider:
    1. Giants pick one of the two guys we are targeting, Simmons or Brown. That tells me that we will trade back to the mid-first and pick Kinlaw or Henderson.
    2. Giants address their major need (OL) and this almost guarantees that either Brown or Simmons will be available at #8. Only assumption is that three QB's go in the top seven.

    Bottom line, at #8 we'll only select Brown or Simmons. If they are gone we trade back. If we can't get a trade partner and HAVE to pick at #8, we'll take an OT, and that would be Thomas.
     
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    Agree 100% with this projection
     
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    If CeeDee and Simmons are gone, I have no problem trading down and picking Kinlaw.
     
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    A day before the Draft and this (bad) thought hit me. Consider:
    *Every year the Draft is described as a crap shoot and all first round picks don't pan out. And not just for the Cardinals.
    *And as we know this year will be different as teams have not been able to do their usual due diligence. That might mean more misses than hits, from a logic point of view.
    *So I'm wondering if we trade back would it be better to get one second or two thirds? Ordinarily I'd say the second, but this year I'd go with the extra pick. You might strike out but that extra At Bat might result in a HR.

    What do you think?
     
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    One thing guaranteed: This draft will break viewership records...no doubt about it.

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