Personally, after the first pick, I don't expect a lot of help from the draftees this year. Some one or two MIGHT step up.
If the emphasis is on 2021 contributions, I would say that this a decidedly below average group. Is it great in future value? Maybe, maybe not.
To be clear, I'm fine...
We used to be able pay a Practice Squad as much as vet minimum. I think that the new CBA ended this practice, and greatly reduced this maximum pay.
Can someone clarify.
This makes a difference at lots of positions, clearly at OL, QB and St's.
1) We used two top draft picks (3rd rounders) to secure our TE's of the future with contracts through 2023.
2) One year later, Belichick uses $25M a year AAV (with $46.25M guaranteed) to sign TE's for the same contract time period (actually, we have an additional year on Smith's contract.
This set of receiving options is the best since ???
We've seen no reps from Jones and receivers. But, IMO, this looks really good.
IMO, when Jones is ready, this could be the best set of receiving options in a very long time.
And yes, the receptions may not be concentrated in two players like...
We have lots of strong competition at the bottom of the 53 man roster. There are three positions that I see as most upgradable. Even here, we may be fine with what we have. We still need to considering adding players who might be needed in case of injuries.
I see the following positions as...
Folks thought that this needed a lot work. Belichick agreed, and acted. Let's see what we have. Obviously, we can keep more or less than my guesses for the most likely to make (NOT locks). This isn't a way too early roster prediction. It is more of a status quo assessment. Lots can happen...
We didn't address CB or WR or OL in the draft. I suspect that we will address these positions by signing free agents. For now, we can presume that both Gilmore and Jackson are staying, but who knows? I presume that we are OK at OT with Herron and Onwenu as backups.
Now that we we have our quarterback on a rookie contract, let's spend some of the money consolidating the future. We need to extend our best player. It would be good to also extend Jackson. Finally, we will now need pick up the option on Wynn.
This pick will likely make the roster. All the remaining picks are serious longshots, but we always find someone.
SOME INTERESTING PLAYERS
ILB Cox (undersized)
IOL Dalman (OC)
We will all continue to follow the biggest story of the draft: the competition for the first 5 QB's.
STIPULATE FOR A SECOND
that all 5 are gone by 20
The second competition will be to move into the bottom of the first to pick their favorite of the second tier of QB's...
How much is our 2022 first worth? Our 2022 2nd?
Folk say that they would never trade away our future picks. Obviously, that depends on how much they are perceived to be worth.
I think that we used to say that a next year 1sr was worth as much as a current year 2nd? Is that...
My gut feel is that CIN and MIA will draft Sewell and Chase. Both players are a great fit for both teams. The wild card is that one of them could draft Pitts if he there.
We will all hold our breath to see who goes 1,2 and 3.
And then the action begins at 4...
Each team has its ratings based on fit and their own evaluations. I've heard a lot here about Jones vs Fields, and well as how far away the #6 QB is in talent. I do NOT suggest that Belichick should use such rating to make his decision.
We all follow different media and services. Let us see...
This means that Belichick couldn't make a deal to get his choice of the top five.
Trade down to late in the 1st, picking up a second. Then draft 2 QB's or trade for one and draft one with the resulting 2 picks. For example, we could use our first on Monde and the second on Newman.
I suspect that this camp is the last chance for Harry, Williams, Asiasi and Keene (and perhaps even Winovich). I'm not suggesting that they won't make the team, but I certainly could see any or all of them gone.
Personally, I would like to see Asiasi and Winovich on the 53.
We need 2 quarterbacks: a future top 10 QB and a 1-2 year bridge. As of now, we have Cam.
Choose a backup/bridge quarterback from among the free agents. Presumably, all the available quarterbacks were evaluated. Belichick chose Cam. Please correct me if you think that any...
There are other excellent thread on QB, but I wanted to focus on a single issue.
WE HAVE A NEED FOR A QB FOR 2021!!!
How can it NOT be worth a 2nd to be able to have an excellent team in 2021.
Jimmy would be paid $26M, $25M AAV over 5 years ($25M bonus plus $1M salary) for a $6M cap hit ...
I would be fine if the first 3 picks are used on a quarterback or two. For Year 3 of the Belichick Plan, we need a starter and a backup.
Sure, we will draft the usual suspects late: an OG, an OT, a CB, a WR and a STer.
My expectation is that free agency (or a...