bengals will not be in the super bowl next year. andy dalton is the reason. nice guy but so overrated as a quarter back. he is not an nfl calibre starting qb. and aj green is sure be injured. wonder if his injuries are down to him having to go up and fetch andy's under thrown balls. who knows. but cincinnati will not be in a super bowl until they replace andy dalton. they will win there division but then lose out to a better team.
Hall has excellent size to be an NFL cornerback and was very impressive at the Senior Bowl. The 6-foot-1, 195-pounder is a physical corner who has some Richard Sherman bulldog to his game. Scouts say they love Hall's length and toughness. He really stood out for Northern Iowa as he had six interceptions as a senior. Northern Iowa didn't play a top program in 2015, so performing well against more talented receivers was critical for Hall.
A lot can change between now and April when the Titans are on the clock, and expect this selection (just like every year before it) to be hotly debated. There's no doubting that from top to bottom the Titans are an organization in flux, from ownership questions in all the way down to head coach retread Mike Mularkey and new general manager Jon Robinson. Once viewed as the surefire first overall pick, Ole Miss tackle Laremy Tunsil is no longer considered a lock to end up in Nashville with the first overall pick. While rumors have been swirling that the Tennessee front office is willing to deal the top pick and trade down, the Titans must stand pat at number one, that is unless they can get an RGIII-type deal for this pick. Blidi Wreh-Wilson, Marqueston Huff, Daimion Stafford and B.W. Webb. Not familiar with those names? Don't worry, you're not the only one. Those are actual names of players on an NFL roster, some of them even starters. The Tennessee Titans are similar to the No-Name Defense of the 1972 Miami Dolphins, similar in the fact that there isn't a lot of recognizable names, not because they are particularly good. Outside of Brian Orakpo and Derrick Morgan, the Titans haven't exactly given defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau a lot to work with. While LeBeau is a defensive mastermind, even fixing this defense has to be considered a challenge for him. At 6"1 and over 200 pounds, Florida State's Jalen Ramsey may just be exactly what the Titans need. While a defensive back going first overall has happened just once before in the history of the NFL, Jalen Ramsey certainly looks like a generational talent. Ramsey, a consensus All-American, is the draft's top defensive back prospect and regarded as one of the top overall defensive players. The former Seminole is as versatile as they come, being able to line up at either safety or cornerback, similar to Arizona Cardinals Pro Bowler Tyrann Mathieu. Ramsey is the definition of a ballhawk, one that can move all around the field and is a highlight reel that is waiting to happen. It's that type of flexibility and explosiveness that the Titans desperately need on the defensive side of the ball.
New head coach Mike Mularkey and general manager Jon Robinson know the pressure is on, and they must be aggressive as they come throughout the draft process if they want to improve what has consistently been one of the league's worst teams for the past several years. After upgrading both the offensive line and defensive line early on, the Tennessee front office must look to upgrading their abysmal secondary at the top of the third round. At 6"2 and over 210 pounds, Boise State's Darian Thompson is the top safety prospect available. Thompson fits the mold of a modern day safety in the NFL, and has all the range and tools to make every play across the field. Though not as polished as Jalen Ramsey or Jalen Mills, Thompson is simply too talented to pass up on, and for a talent devoid secondary like the Titans, and they'll take whatever help they can get when they have to play the likes of DeAndre Hopkins, Allen Robinson and T.Y. Hilton throughout the year.
Another surprising selection at the bottom half of the first round, teams are starting to notice Green's impressive stature and body of tape as possibly the best defensive back on a Clemson team featuring numerous notable future NFL talents. He's big enough to be a factor in the run game, yet savvy as a deep playmaker capable of snatching INTs as well. This pick allows Arizona to slide Green into a secondary featuring Patrick Peterson, Tyrann Mathieu, and Deone Buchanon. Simply put, throwing the ball against this secondary will no doubt be a chore week in and week out for opposing offenses.
The Rams have already collected 4 picks so far and gotten the center and QB of the future, they have gotten a starting CB and a linebacker as well. They have to keep working on defense and need help in the secondary badly. Simmons is small but has good ball skills. He is going to have to sit and learn for a bit, but he will be able to play a center field role if need be and in some zone coverage. He plays tougher than his size and is a willing tackler.
Houston-Carson may be the last player on the board who could be a possible conversion to press corner. They do have some depth at corner now, but safety is a little thin even after signing Gipson. Houston-Carson is a guy they can move around and is a very good value here.
** Previous Pick ** S DeAndre Houston-Carson.
** Previous Pick ** OLB Jatavis Brown.
Stupid teams do stupid things. The Jaguars used to be a stupid team, but they've made great strides recently, and now look like they're on the cusp of competing for the playoffs. They've taken another step toward that with this pick. Jalen Ramsey is one of the top two players in the draft. Jacksonville shouldn't have been able to obtain him with the fifth-overall selection, but it did. Congrats, Jaguars! You're one of the winners of the draft.
Rd. 2, Pk. 26
T.J. Green, S,
The Colts moved down and obtained a prospect who could've been chosen a bit earlier than this selection. I like it. T.J. Green is highly athletic, and it's possible that he might be able to play cornerback in the NFL. If not, he can settle in at safety, which was also a huge need for the Colts entering this weekend.