Category Archives: Draft Review

COWBOYS 2019 Draft Review

Thanks to the ever flapping mouth of the COWBOYS PR machine, in particular one JERRY JONES/Owner, this team garners as much, or more, media exposure than any other team in pro sports. So it only makes sense that we wrap up the NFC East Draft Reviews with America’s Team, as they have self-proclaimed themselves to be. Their Draft… Read More »

EAGLES 2019 Draft Review

The EAGLES ended up with another draft effort rather short on picks to make. They ended up with only 5 picks in 2018, as well. So when you are picking light, so to speak, it is important to strike for quality. Please note their dead-on Pigskin Paul rank/Pick match up in Round 3. Round 1, Pick 22 ANDRE… Read More »

REDSKINS 2019 Draft Review

We have already touched on the GIANTS and their Draft effort, now how about the rest of the NFC East?! I’ll resume this tour with the WASHINGTON REDSKINS, who many feel had a Draft worthy of high praise. Not only did they end up with 10 overall Picks, but in my rating system, they got two of the… Read More »

PACKERS 2019 Draft Review

The PACK started the Draft proceedings with 10 Picks to use, but before the first Round was over, GM BRIAN GUTEKUNST dealt their 2 4th Round Picks to move up in Round 1 for a player they had fallen in luv with during the pre-Draft evaluation process. Most of their selections are ranked lower on my rankings chart,… Read More »

VIKINGS 2019 Draft Review

So in keeping with the theme of the NFC North, let’s talk about the VIKINGS, who led the 2019 Draft in quantity of Picks, with 12. But as always, the question that immediately follows is ‘How did they do on the quality of those Picks?’. Here are my opinions on that. Round 1, Pick 18 GARRETT BRADBURY  OC … Read More »

DA BEARS 2019 Draft Review

Before I start breaking down the Pick by Pick drafting for this team, let us keep in mind that the biggest piece to this draft effort was early last season when the team traded to acquire KHALIL MACK. This move provided the team with its best pass rusher since the RICHARD DENT era. With the chance for a… Read More »

LIONS 2019 Draft Review

2018 marked the first year of the PATRIOTS connection in DETROIT. Former PATS exec BOB QUINN, now DETROIT’s GM decided that he needed to move his franchise on from two straight years of 9-7 under HC JIM CALDWELL. In came MATT PATRICIA, another ex-PATRIOTS Coach, to move the team onto higher ground. The resultant 6-10 season was wrought… Read More »

CHIEFS 2019 Draft Review

Despite the emergence of PATRICK MAHOMES as an elite talent and franchise QB, it was an uneasy off-season for the CHIEFS. Salary Cap issues raised their ugly head, and the team made some major moves to reel in the dollars battle by trading and/or releasing multiple big name players, like JUSTIN HOUSTON and DEE FORD. The team also… Read More »

GIANTS 2019 Draft Review

Colin already gave you a brief draft summary for the GIANTS 2019 effort, but there is more to say about a team with 10 Picks, 5 of them being in the top 108 selections. Whether you agree with some of GM DAVE GETTLEMAN’s picks, or his reasons behind them, it is clear that these 10 picks, plus another… Read More »

TEXANS 2019 Draft Review

I felt that perhaps a look at the TEXANS 2019 Draft would be rather timely right now, given the firing this week of GM BRIAN GAINE. There has been some buzz that when all was said and done, there was serious concern about this year’s Draft effort, as well as GAINE’s first effort last year. Remember also, that… Read More »

JAGUARS 2019 Draft Review

2018 was a monster regressive season for this team that made it all the way to the AFC Championship Game the previous season. All hands on deck. Clear the decks this off-season for TOM COUGHLIN’S minions. Gone is former “franchise QB” BLAKE BORTLES, who is now in L.A. In comes NICK FOLES, who had been somewhat of a… Read More »

BROWNS 2019 Draft Review

Times have changed relatively quickly for the BROWNS organization. The recently hapless team now finds itself to be ranked as a serious Play-Off contender in the AFC North. Some of this change in fortune can be attributed to slippage by teams like the STEELERS and RAVENS, but most of their newfound prowess is due in large part to… Read More »

SAINTS 2019 Draft Review

After trading up to get DE MARCUS DAVENPORT last year, as well as a couple of other moves, the team was left with a paltry 5 Picks, with only one of them in the Top 100 selections. So let’s get right to their roster additions. Round 2, Pick 48 ERIK McCOY OC/G TEXAS A&M 6’4/303 4.89/40 PP#31 Sometimes… Read More »

STEELERS 2019 Draft Review

Talk about an important Draft for a successful team that lost two of it’s brightest stars this past off-season in ANTONIO BROWN and LE’VEON BELL. The team had 9 Picks when all the smoke had cleared in Nashville. They have also been quite busy in the URFA market. For a team that often “redshirts” most of their Rookies,… Read More »

TITANS 2019 Draft Review

The 2018 Draft was not exactly a smashing success for the Titans. They traded up to nab LB RASHAAN EVANS and ended up with only 4 Picks overall. They then used their 6th Round Pick on QB LUKE FALK, who is gone from Nashville already. They absolutely needed to do better in 2019. They had 6 Picks this… Read More »

CARDINALS 2019 Draft Review

Let me get it out of my system right away. I still believe it was a serious gaff by this organization to bring in a college coach with a losing record at that level, and then have to get rid of last year’s Top 10 draftee QB, (ROSEN), to give that new HC his favorite toy, (from HS… Read More »


I chose to finish my team Draft Reviews with the RAVENS as a mini (very mini) tribute to retiring GM OZZIE NEWSOME for whom 2018 was his final Draft effort as Captain of the good ship RAVENS. NEWSOME became a favorite of then Owner ART MODELL during his playing days as a TE for the Cleveland Browns. NEWSOME… Read More »

PATRIOTS 2018 Draft Review

Good news for PATRIOTS fans. The team actually had a Draft this year picking 9 players. More good news. Little Bill traded around a bit, as is his way, and got a couple extra Picks for 2019 in the process. The question now is whether or not it’s enough, or is it a case of too little, too… Read More »

TEXANS 2018 Draft Review

I find two items worth remembering as you look at this draft effort by the TEXANS. You must remember that the reason the team doesn’t pick until Round 3 is because of the trade to move up in 2017 to draft DeSHAUN WATSON/QB. Prior to his knee injury WATSON was off to a fantastic start to the 2017… Read More »

FALCONS 2018 Draft Review

The FALCONS have been on a very nice roll since the hiring of DAN QUINN as Head Coach. Despite losing their Super Bowl team OC KYLE SHANAHAN, before last season, the team scrambled their way into the Play-Offs in good measure thanks to their 4-2 divisional record. The NFC South has become one of the toughest divisions in… Read More »

LIONS 2018 Draft Review

After a couple of 9-7 seasons with still no Play-Off victory for the 26 straight season GM BOB QUINN fired JIM CALDWELL in favor of a more “aggressive” approach from a new coaching staff. Enter an old acquaintance of his from New England named MATT PATRICIA. PATRICIA hopefully brings the cache’ of working for/with the most successful HC… Read More »

COLTS 2018 Draft Review

So if you are clearly one of the NFL bottom feeders and have more needs than you can shake a stick at what do you do when the annual NFL Draft rolls around? Clearly you accumulate extra Picks and keep drafting the best folks available, since you need just about everything. Everything except a QB, because you are… Read More »

CARDINALS 2018 Draft Review

There may be bigger changes in the desert than many of you expected going into Training Camp. One of the somewhat fatal flaws with Bruce Arians as a Head Coach was his aversion to Rookies and young players because they might make more mistakes than veteran guys. So during his successful run with the Cardinals, the team got… Read More »

JETS 2018 Draft Review

I remember being one of those scribes who was already attacking the JETS at this time last year as they cut numerous vets, and many of us felt they were tanking the season to begin a roster rebuild. Well they certainly started an aggressive roster rebuild but with some solid coaching leadership from TODD BOWLES and his staff… Read More »

49’ers 2018 Draft Review

GM JOHN LYNCH finds his team in a somewhat awkward, but optimistic situation right now thanks in great part to the mid-season acquisition of QB/JIMMY GAROPPOLO, whose performance the last month of the season had to exceed their wildest expectations. Now fan expectation is that the rest of the roster should be ready to catch up with Jimmy… Read More »