2022 NFL Draft

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4 White QBs, 2 DEs that are locks. Probably a few OL. We might reach double digits, in an Early outlook.

Neither of the Quotas is very good. Willis has faced subpar competition. Ridder has some game manager QB in him. Not consistent throwing though I agree @Leonardfan .
 

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Mel Kipers position rankings as of today.

QB
1. Kenny Pickett
2. Matt Corral
5. Sam Howell
6. Phil Jurkovic
7. Carson Strong
9. Tanner McKee

RB
none

FB/HB
2. Tanner Conner (track star WR and he’s in the fullback category, what a joke)
5. Case Hatch
8. Monte Pottebaum
10. Clint Ratkovich

WR
none

TE
1. Trey McBride
3. Cade Otton
5. Charlie Kolar
9. Will Mallory
10. Jeremy Ruckert

OT
3. Trevor Penning
6. Kellen Diesch
7. Jaxson Kirkland
10. Bernhard Raimann

OG
7. Logan Bruss
8. Andrew Vorhees
9. Nick Broeker

C
1. Tyler Linderbaum
2. Jarrett Patterson
4. Alex Forsyth
7. Alec Lindstrom
9. Doug Kramer
10. Michael Maietti

EDGE
2. Aidan Hutchinson
3. Cameron Thomas
4. George Karlaftis

DT
none

OLB
none

ILB
4. Jack Campbell
7. Mike Rose
9. Jack Sanborn
10. Leo Chenal

CB
9. Riley Moss

S
none
 

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Quick take on Kiper's rankings.

First off these rankings are meaningless until the players actually declare.

My money is on Jurkovec and McKee returning to school. Both of them have limited college experience. If Jurkovec remained healthy this year and replicated his 2020 success than it would make sense for him to declare. Hopefully he decides to return to BC and ends up having a really strong 2022. McKee only has 6 collegiate starts, he needs to play at least one if not two more seasons at Stanford. Early returns have been good but I feel that he needs to be consistent and have more success at Stanford.

Surprised Kiper leaves JT Daniels off the list. Daniels has more starting experience than either McKee or Jurkovec (has 19 total starts). Injuries have been his issue so he is another player that will hopefully start and play at a high level the rest of this season. If he comes back to play the final 5 games for UGA and the end up in the playoff/winning the National Championship I believe he will have cemented his status as a first rounder. If he does decide to come back he should be QB #1 in 2023.

Borghi is a top 10 RB....ridiculous. As mentioned before in this thread WR Alec Pierce is probably the most positively talked about White WR since Cooper Kupp.

No Chad Muma on the LB list? No Reed Blankenship, Nolan Turner or Jack Koerner on the safety list? BS.
 

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Kiper actually mentioning Riley Moss is impressive, considering Kiper's heavily caste track record.
 

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Moss will miss his second game this weekend with a left knee injury. I have not seen how bad it is.
 

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Moss will miss his second game this weekend with a left knee injury. I have not seen how bad it is.

That's too bad! Could almost guarantee Mertz would throw him an INT lol.
 

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Tanner Conner, a hurdler by trade on the track, has a personal-best of 10.51 in the flat 100-meters and ran a 10.83 100m this past spring at 6-foot-3 and still at his football weight. to think this athlete would be considered a “fullback” discredits anything else Mel (((Kiper))) says.
 

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Tanner Conner, a hurdler by trade on the track, has a personal-best of 10.51 in the flat 100-meters and ran a 10.83 100m this past spring at 6-foot-3 and still at his football weight. to think this athlete would be considered a “fullback” discredits anything else Mel (((Kiper))) says.

Agreed total caste dbag.
 

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Senior Bowl invites should start trickling out in the next week or so. It actually sounds like Jim Nagy who runs the Senior Bowl is a fan of Nebraska's JoJo Doman - even listed him as a S/LB when mentioning him on twitter so this is a welcome development.
 

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College punter Matt Araiza is a rare punter that might merit 1st round consideration in the NFL draft. He's averaging over 50 yards per punt for San Diego State (54.0).

He's also SD State's kicker and kickoff specialist.
 

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College punter Matt Araiza is a rare punter that might merit 1st round consideration in the NFL draft. He's averaging over 50 yards per punt for San Diego State (54.0).

He's also SD State's kicker and kickoff specialist.

Thanks for bringing him up. Smart of San Diego State to utilize him as both a punter and kicker. Opens up another spot on the roster, for another position. Araiza will be a name to remember.
 

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If I was a team I would 100% look for a guy who can handle both punts and kicks

unfortunately Doman will be 25 by the time next season starts so that sucks. But the raiders did the same thing with 25 year old shooting threat Damon Arnett so why shouldn’t he get a chance
 

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If I was a team I would 100% look for a guy who can handle both punts and kicks

The Vikings tried that a couple of years ago. OF COURSE it was with a black dude (can't have a White man getting the glory), named Kaare Vedvik. Vedvik turned out to be a failure at both punting and kicking and was promptly cut.

Now that strategy could actually work if a team found an athlete that could actually make it work. Matt Araiza may be that guy.
 

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UNI OT Trevor Penning garners the first Senior Bowl invite.

A few other small school guys that should be on our radar on the OL:
G Cole Strange - Tenn Chattanooga
OT Matt Waletzko North Dakota
OT Nick Zakelj Fordham
 

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I think Kent State QB Dustin Crum deserves more buzz than he has been getting. Here’s my observations and why I think he will be a steal in the draft.

- Good size (6’3” 210lbs)
- Accurate thrower (67.1% completion rate in his career)
- Smart with the ball (has never thrown more than 2 INT’s in a season, 48/8 TD/INT ratio)
- Experience (3 year starter but has contributed each of the last 5 seasons)
- Dual threat (1814 rushing yards + 20 TD’s)

I’ve also watched his highlights and he throws a pretty ball and excels at throwing it deep.
 

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I think Kent State QB Dustin Crum deserves more buzz than he has been getting. Here’s my observations and why I think he will be a steal in the draft.

- Good size (6’3” 210lbs)
- Accurate thrower (67.1% completion rate in his career)
- Smart with the ball (has never thrown more than 2 INT’s in a season, 48/8 TD/INT ratio)
- Experience (3 year starter but has contributed each of the last 5 seasons)
- Dual threat (1814 rushing yards + 20 TD’s)

I’ve also watched his highlights and he throws a pretty ball and excels at throwing it deep.

I like Crum alot too - outperformed Jordan Love head to head in the bowl game a few years ago. The fact Crum is getting no draft buzz but Jordan Love did is one example of the darkening of the QB position. The other more obvious one is the case of Cole Kelly compared to Trey Lance. Crum and Kelly are both being viewed as late rounder/UDFA types while Love and Lance were both viewed as first rounders.
 

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Aidan Hutchinson is a sure fire top 5 pick and many mock drafts also have George Karlaftis in the top 10. Many more are also putting San Diego State DE Cameron Thomas in the 1st round as well. It would be incredible to see 3 white edge rushers go on day 1.
 

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DB Sterling Weatherford, QB Bailey Zappe, and OT Trevor Penning are among the first Senior Bowl invites! No clue where Weatherford will be drafted but he will be a unique NFL player, I really hope they don’t try to move him to LB. He could end up being what I hoped former NY Giant Cooper Taylor could’ve been.
 

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Surprised by Weatherford! Figured we were the only ones giving him hype!
 

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JoJo Doman also with a Senior Bowl invite. A few White OL too. Let's hope Horvath, Pierce and Borghi all get invites.
 

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Surprised by Weatherford! Figured we were the only ones giving him hype!

Weatherford is certainly a surprise. I saw he had a Shrine Bowl invite but it's nice to see him get the Senior Bowl invite. Blankenship, Moss and Turner should all get invites to the Senior Bowl too.
 
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Weatherford is certainly a surprise. I saw he had a Shrine Bowl invite but it's nice to see him get the Senior Bowl invite. Turner, Blankenship, Moss and Turner should all get invites to the Senior Bowl too.

That would be quite the DB Class for us!
 

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Wisconsin TE Jake Ferguson and Tenn-Chattanooga OG Cole Strange both with Senior Bowl invites.
 

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Wisconsin TE Jake Ferguson and Tenn-Chattanooga OG Cole Strange both with Senior Bowl invites.

Nice Jojo Domann as well and Fordham OL Nick Fakelj, OL Max Mitchell Louisiana.
 
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