I believe we are targeting a really good punter in the later rounds. This year is about key free agency , building for the future with (additional picks next season) . Just some depth at positions , shoring up the Special teams .
> I believe we are targeting a really good punter in
> the later rounds. This year is about key free
> agency , building for the future with (additional
> picks next season) . Just some depth at positions
> , shoring up the Special teams .
Yes, looking at a punter (from SDSU). He's supposedly very good, but I am sure other teams will also be looking at him. Where the Fins are picking this year, it will be very difficult to get anyone that would be high on their list, but....one never knows (i.e., Marino).
I think we sent #158 to NE w/ Parker. I would trade down in the 3rd or 4th and pick up a 6th. I see:
3 Beavers LB CIN Taking Smith LB PA ST if he falls here
4 Uwazurike DL1 IA ST
6 Ingram RB USC
7 Cole S LOU
7 Perry QB BROWN
Put Beavers inside w/ Baker. Uwazurike gives us a strong backup at nose (saw him put Linderbaum on skates a couple of times in the IA/IA ST game). Ingram runs w/ great vision check his film I think he fits our new O perfectly. Cole's a big safety that could cover TE's and support the run and there is just something about Perry that I like.
Passing on a center this draft because Im not sure any of them are strong enough to help in their rookie year. If we do then I would go for Fortner or the kid from WA in the 4th. They appear the strongest (maybe West AZ ST). The centers are coming in the 2023 draft.
Do you really think that ANY of the teams in the league would select a punter not named Ray Guy or Yale Lary before the third round? I think it highly unlikely, so I think that if we wanted this guy, we could get him with a minimum of fuss.
In the third.....probably. His stat page said he punts 80 yards routinely and can usually plant them in the corner. Think of what a huge advantage a punter like that is worth! 3 and out on the 15 yd line.....and he punts it to the opposing end zone!?from the 50....he can make it 1st and 10 from the 5. Those are hidden points......
The Raiders drafted a kicker in the first round a while ago because "he would get you three points every time he touched the ball". Everyone thought that was foolish, but the reasoning was sound and Al Davis was correct.
Drafting Araiza who can flip the field and pin them deep is a true weapon and would be a good choice to draft. The only issue is would our coach want his first draft pick ever to be a punter.
This draft Unless things change in the next 48 hrs:
3 38 102 From 49ers (special compensatory pick)
4 20 125 From Steelers
7 3 224 From Texans via Patriots, Ravens
7 26 247
Best player available at this point. Unless they use next years bounty to move up but I just don't see any players we have to get to do that. I would like an additional O lineman though somewhere. Center would be nice. This isn't a pretty draft .......purely functional.
Well, tonight begins the 2022 NFL draft. I plan to watch it even though we have nothing to do with the first round selects this go round. There has to be some drama that may be entertaining. Who knows.
Yes, and I am a bit disappointed. Taking another WR at this point seems to be overkill at the position, and after the less-than-impressive year that Michael Palardy had as our punter last year, I would have thought that picking a world-class punter would have been a pretty good and somewhat obvious idea. Instead, a division rival gets him, so we will see him twice a year.