Difficulty evaluating the 2021 draft

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Merlin

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One thing that keeps occurring to me is that there's going to be a ton of deviation on NFL team boards going into this draft. So it seems like the teams that do the best job in diving deeper and are willing to spend on ensuring they have covered as much of the class as possible are going to see more of a boost than they might in a normal year.

Even as early as round 2 there is probably a good chance some players on your board that in a normal year wouldn't get to you will either get to your pick or get close enough to where you can go get them.

I really think this is going to be one of the craziest drafts we've seen in a long time. Have to think that Snead is thinking of stealing a legit impact player there in round 2.
 

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Any word on the positional strength for the 2021 draft?
Wide receiver, for sure. Quarterback is stronger than most years with Lawrence, Fields, and Lance at the very top, all of whom could be franchise QBs.
 
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This might be the worst group of inside defensive linemen I’ve ever seen for a draft.
 

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This might be the worst group of inside defensive linemen I’ve ever seen for a draft.
Yeah, there's not really a single elite defensive lineman (unless you count the kid from USC, and he's not only not falling to us, but he has his own issues as well). It's not even particularly deep either (although I am interested in Mustafa Johnson of Colorado at the fourth round, maybe?) Marvin Wilson's (Florida State) fallen off a cliff after his junior year.

Inside linebacker, cornerback, outside linebacker. That's where we should be focusing our draft resources on, along with offensive line.
 

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Yeah, there's not really a single elite defensive lineman (unless you count the kid from USC, and he's not only not falling to us, but he has his own issues as well). It's not even particularly deep either (although I am interested in Mustafa Johnson of Colorado at the fourth round, maybe?) Marvin Wilson's (Florida State) fallen off a cliff after his junior year.

Inside linebacker, cornerback, outside linebacker. That's where we should be focusing our draft resources on, along with offensive line.
The ILB Landman is the guy from Colorado I’d be looking at in the mid rounds. It all depends on how he times. Johnson looks a smallish to me.

I was big on Wilson, but haven’t watched him this year yet. I understand he’s injured again.

I need to watch Neal (Purdue) some more- had some impact plays last week.
 

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The ILB Landman is the guy from Colorado I’d be looking at in the mid rounds. It all depends on how he times. Johnson looks a smallish to me.

I was big on Wilson, but haven’t watched him this year yet. I understand he’s injured again.

I need to watch Neal (Purdue) some more- had some impact plays last week.
Johnson is small and has short arms as well, but he's good at pass-rushing, which is something we'll desperately need from our interior if Fox leaves. If I'm looking for an inside linebacker, I'd pick Nick Bolton out of Missouri (and no, it's not just that I'm a homer; Bolton is legit.)

Wilson has been invisible when he wasn't injured. I get that Florida State has little talent, but that's no excuse.
 

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Johnson is small and has short arms as well, but he's good at pass-rushing, which is something we'll desperately need from our interior if Fox leaves. If I'm looking for an inside linebacker, I'd pick Nick Bolton out of Missouri (and no, it's not just that I'm a homer; Bolton is legit.)

Wilson has been invisible when he wasn't injured. I get that Florida State has little talent, but that's no excuse.
Oh, I know about Bolton. He'll be gone by the mid rounds, though.
 

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Oh, I know about Bolton. He'll be gone by the mid rounds, though.
I was definitely thinking third round to get him, though; he'll be available then because he's short and small with not much physical projection remaining.
 

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Man we had players sitting out the year, tons of transfers etc etc.

Yeap gonna be a hard 1 to grade.