With little going on in the way of sports, the NFL is full steam ahead. If there is to be a season in the fall, no sense delaying it a month. Every team has the same challenges in this first ever "virtual draft".
Even if you aren't really into the draft, it’s a welcome distraction in these times.
Assuming most HPA members are fans of the Six Time Super Bowl Champion Steelers, or the Eagles. But easily could have some Bills Mafia or fans of the G-Men, or J-E-T-S.
Who is your team; what do you think they will do and what would you like them to do?
My team should be obvious, and with no #1 pick the first night will be anti-climatic barring a total blockbuster trade. But that pick is Minkah Fitzpatrick so no complaints.
I think depth at ILB is the main concern with this roster, but at #49 they can't afford to reach.
Not sold on the idea of a RB at 49. Not unless there is someone who slides. Going to be different with an experienced QB there and not having ten in the box. I'd roll with Conner/Snell/Samuels, with Watt added as FB.
With no glaring needs, but lots of places to add young talent, go with best-available on the board. Interior O line would not be sexy but might provide the best value.
Hey, how about Tagovailoa scoring "13" on the Wonderlic? That’s gotta concern some teams.
As I’ve been saying, Steelers fans should ignore what some of the national media are projecting. They shouldn’t (and won’t) use their 2nd or 3rd round pick on a QB. Franchise QBs are almost always first round picks and they don’t have one until next year. Forget about them trading up into the first round. They don’t have the picks to do it. I doubt they will trade down either.
The Steelers have several needs, particularly on offense. They need a deep threat WR. This is supposed to be one of best WR classes ever.
They could use interior OL, but this is supposed to be a weak draft for interior OL. It is supposed to be a very good class for OTs. Villanueva’s contract is up next year and he will likely not be resigned.
I’m not a big proponent of them taking a RB either. I don’t see Taylor or Dobbins falling that far. Akers might be worth a pick.
On defense, they need to replace Hargrave, which they can probably do with a 3rd or 4th round pick.
Otherwise on defense, they need depth. I agree that ILB depth is sorely needed. Matekevich is easily replaced but Barron’s role will be more difficult.
I’m not sold on Ola or Skipper being solid backups at OLB. I expect Dupree to leave as a FA next year but I think they will probably draft his replacement then.
They really need depth at safety. Dangerfield and Allen are special teams players, not reliable backups.
For the Patriots to get Tua, they’ll have to trade up, which I doubt they will do.