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2020-08-07

Drafted players all 32 users wish they could keep East divisions

Hey guys! Today since we have such a long wait I figured I would break down which player all 32 users wish they could have kept! The only rule is all players must of been drafted and not a real life player! Let's dig in! We will go down the list by how the teams appear on the team list on the DL page! 
 

TJax: Clifton Farris HB

This was a reach pick for the Bills in the last draft of the cycle, Farris has the elite speed and youth that would help propel TJax wherever he went. 
 

Gov: Tommie Freeman OLB

Freeman was on the verge of becoming the next elite pass rusher, if moved onto M21 he would largely benefit from Gov's man blitz scheme. 
 

Bananas: Trae Crosby HB

Bananas was well on his way to breaking records with Crosby prior to injury. Crosby whenever bananas goes in 21 would of been a lethal combo.


Motor: Darnell Yates CB

This was tough since Motor drafted so many studs, however having a lockdown corner out the box would be a huge benefit for the Robot. 

OSU: John Brown SS

Brown was a safety that helped lead a stout youth movement on the defensive side of the ball for OSU cowboys. 
 

Flair: Eddie Valentine WR

 Valentine was one of the very few draft picks Flair got right, having an elite WR to start the cycle is never a bad thing.

XXX: AJ Chapman: SS

Chapmans combo of hard hitting combine with ball hawking skills would make him one of the top safeties out of box.

Miller: Chauncey Ferguson WR

Ferg dominated the MBL since he joined two seasons ago, with two 1400+ yard 14+ TD seasons, Ferguson would give miller a security blanket early. 

2020-07-22

NFC East Team MVP’s

Hello! And welcome to my NFC East Team MVP's of the cycle. We will look at the highly contested NFC East and see who the best of the best was for each team.

Dallas Cowboys: Zeke Elliott HB

9,993 yards, 115 touchdowns, 6.0 yards per carry

The Cowboys did not show much loyalty this cycle to most players on their team,  trading away players like DeMarcus Lawrence and Amari Cooper. However Zeke was the main piece that stayed all throughout the cycle and gave the Cowboys a spark when the team needed it. Will Vargas transition into the MBL was almost perfect, and Zeke is to thank for that. 
 

Philadelphia Eagles: Zach Ertz TE

577 catches,  9,222 yards, 58 Touchdowns  

The Eagles were always the team finishing 4th in the NFC East, and their roster shows it. No one really stood out on their defense after trading away Fletcher Cox for pennies on the dollar. Offensively HB Franklin Moore couldn't stay healthy and the QB situation was always a disaster. Zach Ertz was always there and playing at a high caliber. Ertz was a great blocker and the best receiver the Eagles had all cycle long. 
 

New York Giants: Uchenna Nwosu OLB

290 Tackles, 182 Sacks, 13 Forced Fumbles

Now I know many will argue for Saquon Barkley here, however his multiple times being injured for long periods of time made him less dependable. Many thought the Giants over paid when they gave the Chargers a top ten pick for a raw prospect like Nwosu, Two 30+ Sack and three 20+ sack seasons later, Nwosu was one of the top tier pass rushers in the MBL. 
 

Washington Redskins: Dwayne Haskins QB

33,676 yards, 291 Touchdowns, 246 Interceptions, 65% Completion 95.0 QB Rating 

The Redskins was a difficult one to pick for, trading away much of their talent like Derrius Guice , Terry McLaurin,  Jimmy Moreland and many others. Dwayne Haskins was the most consistent player that the Redskins had, Montez Sweat was considered here, but Sweat was one of the most inconsistent players in the MBL this year. 
 

 

This concludes my NFC East Team MVP's! Thank you all for reading! 

 

2020-07-21

AFC East Team MVP’s

Hello everyone!! Today I will be showcasing players that I believe are the team MVP's of the cycle for the AFC East. These players have been great for their teams for a good part of this cycle. Today we will start with the Buffalo Bills!

 

Buffalo Bills: Tremaine Edmunds MLB 

394 Tackles, 31 Sacks, 14 interceptions.

It has been mostly a losing cycle for the Buffalo Bills, many pieces coming and going with most of it a disappointment. Tremaine Edmunds however, never left and stayed to be the leader of the Bills defense. Edmunds is a sure tackler with the ability to rush the passer from his MLB position. If only the Bills could have brought in elite talent around Edmunds to help out the linebacker.

Miami Dolphins: Kareem Hunt HB

8,510 Yards, 82 Touchdowns,  5.7 Yards Per Carry

When the Dolphins traded for Hunt from the Cleveland Browns, they didn't give up much for the backup running back. Hunt exploded once he hit Miami,  Hunt went over 1,000 yards four times and had 10+ touchdowns in 6 seasons. While Josh Rosen developed and started to limit turnovers throughout the cycle, Kareem Hunt was there to take the pressure off of the quarterback. 
 

New York Jets: Jamal Adams Safety

400 Tackles, 20 Sacks, 59 FF's,  33 INT's

Jamal Adams is a do it all safety for the New York Jets, when needed he could rush the passer, and also go back and play excellent coverage. The big draw with Jamal Adams, Is his ability to pry the ball away from offensive players. Adams hard hitting abilites combined with a great strip of the ball made Adams dangerous. Jamal Adams arguably might be the best defensive player this cycle. 
 

Pats: Tyree Jackson,  Quarterback

31,591 Yards, 323 TD's, 68 INT's 78.6% Completion, 145.4 QB Rating.

Tyree Jackson is the best player of the cycle, some may even argue the best QB ever in MBL history.  When you played the Patriots, you knew you could not stop their passing attack, the only way the Pats lose is if they lose the game themselves. Tyree Jackson threw only 68 interceptions this cycle, which is just 7 a season, Tyree Jackson had the same weapons around him for so long, that they were able to build such a great chemistry. Amazing to think that Tyree Jackson was on the Bills practice squad, then a backup for the Tennessee Titans, then released so the Pats could sign him and have a DYNASTY.

 

That concludes my AFC East cycle Team MVP's. I will be dropping the NFC East cycle Team MVP's either tonight or tomorrow! 

2020-07-07

Trae Crosby VS Clifton Farris midseason comparison.

Hello and welcome to my midseason comparison of the two top backs taken in last draft, Bills Clifton Farris and Jets Trae Crosby. These stats were taken prior to the teams playing their week 9 games. Let's dive into these stats and comparison! 
 

Clifton Farris, Buffalo Bills:

Farris has struggled greatly since entering the MBL, his lack of evading defenders and fear of contact has impacted the backs success. Farris has rushed 117 times for 491 yards and just 3 touchdowns so far. His yards per carry is not bad (4.2) however you expect more out of the 4th overall pick out of Kent State. 
 

Trae Crosby, New York Jets:

Trae Crosby has been a nightmare for the MBL since he stepped foot in New York, the shifty back can outrun almost anyone on the field. His ability to cut on a dime and evade defenders has put the Alabama alum firmly in the MVP race. Crosby has rushed 100 times for 918 yards and 15 touchdowns. 
 

Comparing The Backs Stats.

Crosby has clearly dominated Farris in every statistical category, On 17 less carries, Crosby has well over 400 more yards than Farris and 12 more touchdowns. When you look at both teams offensive linemen, the Bills have a slight advantage when it comes to run blocking. Holes are opening up for Farris, he just isn't making the most of it. When the two teams faced off Crosby exploded for 245 yards on just 10 carries while Farris had 20 carries for just 42 yards. 
 

Conclusion:

Trae Crosby is running away with the Rookie Of the Year award and potentially the MVP award. Comparing Crosby to Farris at this point and time is almost criminal. Crosby possesses more talent than Farris and he is showing it week in and week out. 
 

2020-07-07

Trae Crosby VS Clifton Farris midseason comparison.

Hello and welcome to my midseason comparison of the two top backs taken in last draft, Bills Clifton Farris and Jets Trae Crosby. These stats were taken prior to the teams playing their week 9 games. Let's dive into these stats and comparison! 
 

Clifton Farris, Buffalo Bills:

Farris has struggled greatly since entering the MBL, his lack of evading defenders and fear of contact has impacted the backs success. Farris has rushed 117 times for 491 yards and just 3 touchdowns so far. His yards per carry is not bad (4.2) however you expect more out of the 4th overall pick out of Kent State. 
 

Trae Crosby, New York Jets:

Trae Crosby has been a nightmare for the MBL since he stepped foot in New York, the shifty back can outrun almost anyone on the field. His ability to cut on a dime and evade defenders has put the Alabama alum firmly in the MVP race. Crosby has rushed 100 times for 918 yards and 15 touchdowns. 
 

Comparing The Backs Stats.

Crosby has clearly dominated Farris in every statistical category, On 17 less carries, Crosby has well over 400 more yards than Farris and 12 more touchdowns. When you look at both teams offensive linemen, the Bills have a slight advantage when it comes to run blocking. Holes are opening up for Farris, he just isn't making the most of it. When the two teams faced off Crosby exploded for 245 yards on just 10 carries while Farris had 20 carries for just 42 yards. 
 

Conclusion:

Trae Crosby is running away with the Rookie Of the Year award and potentially the MVP award. Comparing Crosby to Farris at this point and time is almost criminal. Crosby possesses more talent than Farris and he is showing it week in and week out. 
 

2020-06-18

Why Clifton Farris Was A Unnecessary Reach

Hello everyone! Today I will be breaking down why HB Clifton Farris out of Kent State was an unnecessary reach for the Buffalo Bills at 4th overall. I will be breaking down Farris as a player and other places the Bills could have gone to make their team better overall. 
 

Breaking Down Clifton Farris:

Farris broke many school and MAC records in his 4 years at Kent State, Farris was also a track star for the college as well. Farris has blazing speed, but lacks much other than that. Farris struggled when it came to eluding a defender and was very timid when it came to contact. If Clifton Farris does get the edge however, he is gone. He will have to show in the MBL if he's willing to absorb contact and become more elusive. 
 

Depth Already At Running Back: 

Both Melvin Shepard and Joe Mixon are on the wrong side of 30 yes, however Shepard and Mixon are still a great 2 back system in Buffalo. Shepard still has he explosiveness that they wanted out of Farris, while Mixon is still a serviceable back. Even 3rd back in the depth chart Matt Colburn had showed some promise.

 

Other Positions That Needed Filled:

It is no secret that the Bills secondary is aging, and not in a good way. Both cornerbacks Tre'Davious White and Malik Alridge have regressed and showed their age last season. CB Alex McMillan out of Nebraska would have fit their zone heavy scheme perfectly. McMillan is a big bodied corner who could learn under Alridge and White and would've slid right into a starting spot. Two other ways the Bills could've gone is both DT's Jamal Tuck and Deion Becton to and moved them to ends in their 3-4 to pair with Lucas Messina. Both stuck and Becton are great pass rushers that the Bills have lacked all cycle long.

 

How Will Clifton Farris Do This Season?:

It is unclear at the moment if the Bills will go running back by committee or Farris shoulder the bulk of the load, but you don't spend the 4th overall pick on a HB for him not to be used. I expect Farris to go over 1,000 yards , however it will not help the Bills win. The Bills often played from behind much of last season, explaining a 4-12 record. Unless the Bills turn to more of a time chewing, running the ball offensive philosophy. they will not reap the full rewards of Clifton Farris.

 

 

2020-06-16

Rookie Profile Trae Crosby

Hello and welcome to my player profile of rookie 2nd overall pick Trae Crosby! Today I will break out the Alabama HB's pros and cons and what to expect from Crosby. Crosby comes from a rich history at running back in Alabama, from Trent Richardson to Derrick Henry and Mark Ingram, Crosby is another elite running back from Alabama. Here's the pros of the HB

Pros:

 

Explosiveness: Crosby wow'd every scout at the combine with his elite 40 time and agility on the cones, his speed shows on film as well making opponents look like high schoolers as he blows by them. Crosby ability to cut on a dime and go back to top speed almost instantly is rare. 
 

Physical For His Size:

Your prototypical Alabama running back for many years has been the big bodied, run through a defender type of back. Even at 5'11 199 pounds, Crosby has that ability as well. His ability to run through arm tackles and shed off defensive backs combined with his speed makes it impossible to stop him. 


Excellent Returner:

We spoke about Crosby incredible physical traits earlier in the blog, it shows when he's returning a kickoff or a punt. His vision to find the openings and take any punt or kickoff to the house is what any team would want. 
 

Cons:

Fumbling:

Earlier I spoke about Crosby ability to run through tacklers, this has also gotten him in trouble at the college level. Refusing to go down and allowing other defenders to come in and rip the ball out was one of the very few downfalls of the young halfback. Crosby will have to learn to go down to keep possessions going and not lose the ball. 
 

Not Much Of A Pass Catcher:

Nothing about Crosby shows that he's anyway Shape or form interested in catching the ball. Between terrible routes and a few drops, Crosby is best set getting the ball from a handoff instead of catching. The Jets coaching staff will have to work the HB if they want him to be successful in the passing attack. 
 

Not A Good Pass Blocker:

When Crosby was needed to block in the passing game he often struggled. Between failing to pick up the blitzing corner off the edge or willingness to pick up a blitzing linebacker. Crosby struggled all throughout college at protecting the QB. 
 

Final Assessment, Comparison and Prediction:

The Jets have shown a willingness to run the ball, with Le'Veon Bell, Harmon Bentley and even the lesser talented DeSean McKee. I firmly believe that Crosby will put himself in the top 10 of MBL running backs once it's all said and done. 

Comparison: Ja'Waun Fletcher 

Prediction: 250 touches 1,650 yards 18 touchdowns 

this concludes my player profile on Trae Crosby! Time will tell what the future unfolds for the prestigious running back! 

 

 

2020-06-09

Patriots Vs Chargers Divisonal Round Preview

Hello and welcome to my Patriots Vs Chargers divisional round preview!! Today I will be breaking down what the heavily favored Pats have to do to defeat the surging Chargers and breakdown previous games!!

 

Past Games:

The Pats and the Chargers have only faced off three times, all in the regular season with the Patriots winning all three games with the last game being this season in week 10 where the Pats won 21-6. Most teams have never beaten the Pats though, so don't feel bad Chargers!! Let's move on what the Pats must do to win the game. 
 

Stop Gilbert Ward:

Gilbert Ward is one of the most explosive running backs in the MBL, with the ability to take any run to the house. The Chargers had the season highest run rate in the MBL at 48.26% and finished 8th in rush TD's per game at 1.31. In the Chargers victory over the Ravens in the wildcard round, Marcus Mariota only threw the ball 11 times in their victory. 


Keep the pressure on the Chargers

The Patriots offense is the best in the MBL, with Tyree Jackson and their slew of receivers or the two headed monster at running back of Ross Preston and Will Stevens. Tyree also rarely gives the ball up, sitting at a turnover ratio of 4:1. The Chargers do not have the offense to keep up, and the Pats must keep their foot to the gas to ensure a victory. 


Patriots front 7 vs Chargers O-Line

One knock on the Pats early in the season was their run defense. After being 23rd at midseason in rushing yards given up, they finished 5th in the MBL in rushing yards given up. Everyone knows about the Pats D-Line, but the play of linebackers Jordan Evans and Shaq Thompson against the run will be the deciding factor. 

 

My Prediction:

The Chargers needed a game to remember from Derwin James to defeat the Ravens in wildcard round, as he forced three fumbles during the game. James nor Gilbert Ward will have the same kind of game against the Pats. The Pats offense will score at will against the Chargers defense. 
 

Final Score: Patriots 38 Chargers 7

 

 

 

2020-06-08

Falcons Vs Cowboys Wildcard preview

Hello and welcome to my Falcons Vs Cowboys wildcard preview! In this blog I will breakdown what the Cowboys have to do to defeat the Falcons and show the history of these two teams playing throughout the cycle!

 

Past Games:

The Falcons and Cowboys rivalry was a every season thing early on in the cycle, with the Falcons winning every game in this rivalry from season 40 to season 43 including an NFC championship game. Since season 43, the Falcons and Cowboys hadn't played each other until week 17 in season 47, where the Falcons once again defeated the Cowboys 35-21. The Cowboys have yet to defeat the Falcons in 5 games. If the Cowboys want to pull off the upset against the Falcons, here are some things they must do. 

Feed Zeke:

Ezekiel Elliot will go down as a top 5 back in MBL history once it is all said and done, however this is the first season of the cycle that Zeke has not eclipsed 1k yards. At 31 years old with over 1,300 carries in his career, Father Time is catching up to Zeke. Elliot will hve to dial in and give Cowboy fans a reminder of why he is a elite back. 

 

Limit Turnovers:

Will Varga has been one of the best QB's in the MBL since being drafted 5th overall three seasons ago. Varga this season has struggled at times against equal or better opponents, throwing a career high 23 interceptions. If the Cowboys hope to take down the Falcons, Varga must stay focused and not turnover the ball. 

 

Pressure rookie QB Marc Jackson

In a surprise move this season to most of the MBL, the Falcons benched former SB winning QB Sam McCoy midseason in favor for rookie Marc Jackson who they drafted in the 4th round out of Colorado State. Jackson has a issue with holding onto the ball too long, as he was sacked 42 times in limited action. It's time for Rasheem Green to earn his paycheck. 

 

Limit Falcons Pass Rush

 

The Falcons pass rush might be the most lethal pass rush in the MBL with the three headed monster of Takk McKinley, Alonzo Lockhart and Leonard Williams. Varga will have to get the ball out quick to avoid taking sacks. The battle between Dallas's offensive line and Atlanta's front 7 is the most important matchup of the game. 
 

My Prediction 

 

This is one of the best Cowboy teams we have seen this cycle, however with the Falcons owning the Cowboys all cycle and Atlanta's stout defense I can't see the Cowboys escaping with a victory 

 

Final Score Falcons 31 Cowboys 17

2020-06-06

The Emergence Of Eddie Valentine

Before this season, the Philadelphia Eagles WR Eddie Valentine was an average wide receiver in the MBL. In season 47, Valentine ripped the door off the hinges and solidified himself as a top 10 maybe even 5 receiver in the MBL. In this blog I will break out 3 of Valentines best routes, and will have a quote from Philly owner Rick Flair on Valentines season. 
 

Eddie Valentine had failed to reach 10+ touchdowns in his first four seasons, totaling just 21 touchdowns. This season Valentine finished with a near record breaking 24 touchdowns. He also had a career high in yards (1,718) and catches (80) this season and yards per catch (21.5) this season. Here are Valentines top 3 routes. 

 

The Double Move

With Valentines top end speed, most corners play the WR with a 5-10 yard cushion. With his speed and route running ability, he sells the In or Out route so well that many corners bite on it and they can't catch up to Valentine. His chemistry with QB Rob Bennett showed this season, as they hit on this route often.

Post 

It is no secret that the Eagles drafted the wide receiver from USC 15th overall is because of his speed. Over the years Valentine has learned when corners turn to keep up with him thinking he's running a streak to power down and cut inside so sharply that it leaves corners looking silly and getting amazing separation. 

 

In/Out

Valentine has been masterful with the In/Out route, when corners put on tape and see Valentines blazing speed they always play for overtop. His ability to stop on a dime and cut to the sideline or in with fluent hips gives the receiver so much separation. 
 

Here is what Philly owner Rick Flair had to say about Eddie Valentine's season and what he feels contributed to his amazing season.

"Him and Rob didn’t have a chance to gel last year as Rob as he was brought over in week 3 of last season. They spent all offseason getting work in together and their connection now is great. Valentine felt like he was the best WR in the MBL no one talked about so he wanted to plant his flag as one of the greats"

 

This concludes my blog of Eddie Valentine, many are wondering if this season was a fluke or if the receiver can replicate these numbers and the lead the Eagles to a winning record. 

2020-05-31

The Emergence Of Ramon Middleton

Ramon Middleton was drafted out of Penn State by the Dolphins with the 19th pick in the 2nd round, coming out of College, many scouts were worried about his ability to stay healthy and his lack of ability to make a defender miss. Middleton came into the league as a 3rd down back, but Middleton wow'd the Dolphins coaching staff during the preseason so much he took the job from Kareem Hunt. Keep in Mind Kareem Hunt has over 6,000 yards and 60 TD's for the Dolphins. 

 

Middleton's rushing numbers are average at best, Sitting at 379 yards with 110 rushing attemptions for a measly 3.4 yards per carry. Middleton has made up for this with elite pass catching abilities. Ramon Middleton currently leads all MBL backs in catches (48) ,receiving yards (564) and touchdowns (9).If you account wide receivers and tight ends, Middleton is 12th in catches  and tied for 6th in touchdowns. The Rookie is also great in the return game for the Dolphins, with 47 total returns for 977 yards, putting the offense in great positions to score.

 

Ramon Middleton is rare breed in the MBL, being able to handle such a work load without injury. With 205 total touches in week 12. The Dolphins might want to consider giving the ball off more to Kareem Hunt. The Dolphins won't have to look far for a look at what too many touches does to a running back, just look at Bills HB Melvin Shepard. 

 

I believe Middleton is the firm leader for Rookie Of The Year, lets just hope for the Dolphins sake that Middletons body does not start to breakdown on him. 

2020-05-25

NFC East Midseason Review

Hello and welcome to my midseason review of the NFC East! A division that always has a race to the end for division title, let's go ahead and dive into these teams individually.

 

Dallas Cowboys 
Current Record: 6-1-1 BR Prediction: 11-5

The Cowboys have had a stranglehold on the division since the jump, Will Varga and the offense are to thank for that. The Cowboys offense is well put together, with Zeke Elliot pounding the rock, and a slew of solid wide receivers at Will Vargas disposal lead by Dillon Mitchell. The Cowboys offense is 1st in total yards, 2nd in PPG's at 28.9, and are the 3rd best team at gaining 1st downs with 94. The defense is the dictionary definition of bend but don't break. The defense is 28th in passing yards, but has the best 3rd best turnover differential in the MBL at +9 and are tied for takeaways at 16. I expect the Cowboys to run away with the division and finish with a 13-3 record. 
 

New York Giants Current Record 5-2 BR Prediction 10-6

The Giants are always right on the heels of the Cowboys, but they have only beaten Dallas four times this cycle. The Giants success may come as a surprise to many, after Saquon Barkley went down with injury. The offense was planted on QB Norman Finnegans shoulders to produce and he has, posting a 5:2 TD/INT ratio since his injury. Uchenna Nwosu has been the most consistent player for the Giants all cycle, he currently leads the MBL in sacks with 15. I expect the Giants to be right behind the Cowboys and maybe slip in the wildcard with a 10-6 record. 
 

Washington Redskins

Current Record: 3-4, BR Prediction: 7-9.

The real Jekyll and Hyde team of this division is the Redskins, sometimes they look like a 10 win team, other times they look like a PeeWee Squad out there. The position that the Redskins are most excited about is the wide receiver position, with rookies Chauncey Ferguson and Morgan Pryor shining in a pass first offense. The two rookies have combined for 74 catches, 1,388 yards and 13 TD's. One area on offense that is driving fans crazy is the lack carries for Christian McCaffrey, McCaffrey has only had 10+ carries in two games. One of the most overpaid players in the MBL is Montez Sweat, after signing a massive extension a few seasons back Sweat has been a ghost. At only 4.5 sacks this season, many wonder if he will even reach 10 sacks. The Redskins will stay on course and finish 7-9.

 

Philadelphia Eagles

Current Record: 2-6, BR Prediction: 2-14

Oh boy, The Eagles might be the most frustrating team to cover. Between questionable player moves, and inconsistent play the Eagles continue to be mediocre. The only bright spot on this team is WR Eddie Valentine, Valentine currently leads the MBL in catches, yards and TD's. The Eagles organization believes Valentine can top the touchdown record set by Tyreek Hill of 25. Regardless if Valentine tops this record or not, the style of play will not equate to wins. The Eagles defense is abysmal, giving up the 2nd most yards per game, giving up the most points per game. The Eagles might get lucky and win 4 games this season, but by golly Eddie Valentine is gonna get that record!!

 

This concludes my midseason review of the NFC East, an overall fun division to cover and watch. 

2020-05-16

Player Profile Ross Preston.

The New England Patriots selected former Heisman winning running back Ross Preston out of Buffalo with the 32nd overall pick. Other teams should start taking scouts from the Patriots, cause they've hit on almost every 1st rounder. Here is a breakdown on Ross Preston. 
 

Pros:

Pass Catcher: Part of the reason Preston won the Heisman is how effective he was in the passing game. In the new day MBL, you need to be able to dink and ldunk to your running back in order to avoid pass rush. Preston is basically a WR in a HB body. 
 

Great Ball Security: Preston handled the rock in both the passing game and running the ball for the Buffalo Bulls for three seasons, in that time he fumbled just once. Prestons ability to not fumble the ball even with a heavy workload is what scouts loved.


Avoids injury: Ross played a ton of snaps for the Bulls and yet rarely did you see the HB come off the field for an injury or fatigue. Between his ability to avoid tacklers and going out of bounds, and taking great care of his body Ross can handle a 16+ game season. 


Exceptional Pass Blocker: when the running back isn't going out for passes, Preston was one of the best backs in the NCAA in pass protection. He is willing to pick up a blitz, and when going out for passes he isn't afraid to chip a pass rusher to help out a tight end of offensive linemen.
 

Cons:

Lack of strength: You won't see Preston carrying people for 1st downs or extra yardage, Preston is much more of a finesse back who relies on his feet and angles to avoid tacklers to reach the next level of a defense.

 

Lack of top end speed: don't expect Preston to hit 50+ runs or catches without him making a man or two miss. Preston has average speed and will not be out running very many players in the MBL. 


Final Evaluation:

Ross Preston will have no troubles converting to the MBL, even with sharing carries with one of the best backs in the league in Will Stevens. Preston has the ability to make any player miss and overall would've been a great asset to any team. It's a league nightmare that this elite of a talent fell to the Patriots

 

Pro Comparision and projected States 

Alivn Kamara, 110 touches 875 yards 7 Touchdowns

 

The duo of Will Stevens and Ross Preston will cause headaches for any team that the Patriots face, expect to here more about this elite duo. 

 

2020-05-15

Player Profile Eddie Edmonds

Eddie Edmonds was taken by the Jets with the 13th overall pick in hopes of giving the Jets receiving core a spark it hasn't had since they traded away Mecole Hardman. Here are the pros and cons of the San Diego State alum.

 

Pros:

Explosiveness: Edmonds tested very high at the combine in the 3 cone and 20 yard sprint. Watching his tape from SDSU he explodes in and out of routes, relying on his agility to run his routes.

Great Returner: Edmonds was one of the most electric returners in the NCAA. He possess the vision and speed to be able to bring any kick to the house if it is called upon him. 


Great release: even with his smaller frame of 5'11 183 pounds, pressing Edmonds is a mistake. His technique and ability to move hands off of him for a clean release and fluid hips is what scouts loved.

 

Cons:

injuries: Edmonds dealt with injuries all throughout his career, never playing a full season. In the MBL he's going to have to learn to run out of bounds and get down instead of taking these big hits that he did in college.

Playing inferior talent: it is not a secret that San Diego State is a smaller college. Playing less talented secondaries gave Edmonds an advantage. We will see how Edmonds does lined up against Patriots J.C Jackson, and Bills Tre'Davious White. 
 

Lack of top end speed: Edmonds was considered a burner coming out of college, but his 40 time was a bit of a disappointment. Edmonds is gonna have to learn to run better routes since he can't get behind secondaries in the MBL. 
 

Final Thoughts: Barring injuries I feel Edmonds will excel in the MBL. It will take a few seasons, but Edmonds will be one of the elite wide receivers in the MBL if he can stay healthy. With receivers like Kyle Lee and Tray Cohen next to him, Edmonds can certainly rise to WR1 on the Jets depth chart. 
 

Projected Stats for the season 

50 catches 1,000 yards 7 touchdowns. 

 

2020-05-14

Season Expectations for Cowboys WR Rudy Cox

Rudy Cox was taken by the Dallas Cowboys with the 6th overall pick, a pick the Cowboys acquired by trading away Amari Cooper to the Detroit Lions. Here's what to expect from the Oregon alum.

Pros:

Size: Cox relied heavily on his big frame in college, the 6'3 234 pound receiver could box out almost any defender for a key first down or touchdown.

Athleticism: When you look at Rudy Cox, Along with his height he also posted the best vertical jump at the combine. Fade routes and jump balls are Cox's specialty making him a monster in the red zone.

Run Blocking: very rare in the new age of wise receivers, The Oregon WR loves run blocking and in an interview with a scout accounted his run blocking as one of his top talents. 
 

Cons:

 

Athleticism: while yes, Cox can jump out of the building, it takes him a minute to get up to full speed and cut for routes. He posted some of the worse 3 come and 20 yards sprints scout have seen. 
 

Lack of Route Running:

Some scouts have harped onto Rudy about his lack of a developed Route tree, some teams completely wrote him off because they feared he was just a jump ball receiver. 

Lack of Yards after catch

due to Cox's lack of explosiveness, whenever he caught a ball in college he was mostly tackled right after the catch. A lot of teams were wondering if he could add more muscle to break these tackles and become more of a YAC receiver.

 

Expectation for the season:

 

Rudy Cox joins an elite group of pass catchers in WR's Dillon Mitchell, and JJ Arcega-Whiteside along with TE David Richardson, so Cox early one will get a lot of  one on one coverages due to the depth the Cowboys have. Along with those receivers, the Cowboys have an elite quarterback in Will Varga, who can place a ball wherever he wants. 

Projected stat line for Rudy Cox

 

71 catches, 1,150 yards, 12 touchdowns. 
 

We will see as the season goes what it brings for Rudy Cox, who might be in some rookie of the year talks.