Blows of heart and rants

Coups de cœur et coups de gueule

It takes at least two years, to assess the quality of the work of a team at the repechage of the NFL, the time that the hopes that selected develop, or hit a wall. Despite this finding, it difficult to help but have a reaction to warm after the event. So here, with the risk assumed that there is a possibility of being wrong, the five top winners and losers in the publishing 2020.

5 winners

Patrick Queen

The middle linebacker Patrick Queen in the first round, it is a perfect match for the Ravens. He will excel in coverage, especially, without, however, be a gap against the run. The Ravens had a need at that position. The holder JK Dobbins adds to a game on the ground already ultra powerful. Some would say that it is too much of a luxury pick, but Dobbins is a bearer complete. Receiver Devin Duvernay, in the third round, still take him speed around Lamar Jackson. The guard Ben Bredeson fills a need in the fourth round. Hat on the line !

With a young quarterback, second-year Drew Lock, the Broncos had to surround him with talent, or to better protect it. Dilemma tearing ? No, the Broncos have done both with this vintage. In the first round, it was unexpected that a receiver like Jerry Judy slips at the 15th rank. The team has also offered to his young quarter-two other targets in KJ Hamler, a receiver, a merchant of speed, and tight end Albert Okwuegbunam, full of potential. The centre Lloyd Cushenberry just solidify the interior of the line. Even Netane Muti, in the sixth round, will have his chance.

The Bengals resisted the temptation to swap the first choice, relying instead on the quarterback, Joe Burrow. It was the right thing to do. In the second round, they have responded well by providing a big target Tee Higgins, a receiver who starred at Clemson. He had to remember to replace AJ Green, who is returning from a season sabotaged by an injury. In the third and fourth rounds, the team is attacked at its weakest position by selecting two secondeurs, Logan Wilson and Akeem Davis-Gaither. The first plays hard against the run, the second-rounder to perfection.

The pop-Tristan Wirfs of the 13th rank, he must almost have to pinch ourselves. It has the potential to correct the weak link of the Buccaneers. The marauder Antoine Winfield Jr, got to the second round, is a solid football player, but he has slightly slipped due to repeated injury that he has suffered. The recipient Tyler Johnson in the fifth round, has been very productive in Minnesota and could be a flight in the fifth round. Only question in their case, why the holder Ke’Shawne Vaughn in the third round ? It was very early.

Hard not to appreciate the effort of the Cowboys. The receiver CeeDee Lamb was not an urgent need in the first round, but with Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup, attention ! In the second round, they put the pot on the half of corner Trevon Diggs, a hope side first round in the assessments of several analysts. It will help to compensate for the departure of Byron Jones. The tackler canadian Neville Gallimore destroyed routinely the line of scrimmage. In the fifth round, center Tyler Biadasz is a sudden smoking, especially after the retirement of Travis Frederick.

5 losers

Josiah Deguara

In ratings post-draft, it is extremely rare that the assessments are unanimous. In the case of the Packers, the wave of contempt seems to be universal. AND for good reason ! Jordan Love is, of course, a quarter-back attractive, but when a team from 13-3 close to the Super Bowl, it is necessary to first find the missing ingredient. The bearer AJ Dillon, selected in the second round, is tough, but one-dimensional. Aaron Jones did the job well, yet. In the third round, the tight end Josiah Deguara also leaves you breathless. A draft difficult to understand.

The linebacker Jordyn Brooks in the 1st round should not see the field quickly. In round 2, fighter’s quarters, Darrell Taylor looks like a long-term project and was identified as a choice of 3rd or 4th round. The best choice of the lot ? The guard Damien Lewis, but again, it will jump probably not on the ground in 2020 to less than a misfortune to be a runner. A harvest without the slightest shine for the Seahawks, but Pete Carroll and John Schneider are doing things in their own way… and it pays often !

The finding in the Patriots is similar to the one issued for the Seahawks. A cuvée rather anonymous, choices that seem to be most eager, but when it is the work of Bill Belichick, it is necessary to give the chance to the rider. In the 3rd round, the Pats have selected two wings close together, which Devin Asiasi, in the hope of replacing finally Rob Gronkowski. Asiasi is complete, which is necessary for Belichick. Otherwise, nothing to write to his mother, as it often seems to be the case. But wait…

Why throw on the tight end Cole Kmet from the 2nd round when the team has awarded a contract if it was expensive to Jimmy Graham ? This is not to mention that the Bears were calling already on several players under contract for this position and that this cuvée of wingers closer seems low. No choice of 1st or 3rd round, the Bears have made the best of their ability, but their harvest lack of luster. Mention all the same for the half of corner Jaylon Johnson in the 2nd round.

Henry Ruggs, the Raiders have relied on the receiver in the most explosive in the draft. This position was a glaring gap, so nothing to complain about. But another receiver in the third round Bryan Edwards, in addition to the intriguing carrier/receiver/quarterback Lynn Bowden, it’s been many eggs in the same basket. The choice which remains incomprehensible, it is the half of corner Damon Arnette, much too early in the first round.

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