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Andy G

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Bye bye "bold gold"?

21 April 2017 - 02:01 AM

So, no Thursday night football scheduled this season and I guess that means no "color rush" for us this year (assuming Nike bring it back for a third season).

Does that mean the end of the "bold gold" uniforms?

Realistic trade scenarios?

29 March 2017 - 11:19 AM

Simple question - are there any realistic scenarios that would allow us to trade down and pick up extra picks?

The only player I believe anyone might trade up to four for is Fournette (if they believe he's a superstar who is a LOT better than the other RBs on offer) and even that is a bit far fetched.

Plus, why would anyone trade with us when they can deal with the Titans instead, knowing they won't pick a RB or QB (because they are set at both)?

A trade up for Allen maybe? That's about all I can think, because the QBs aren't going high this year.

Any other possible scenarios?

Can Cook make up lost ground?

27 March 2017 - 02:35 PM

Dalvin Cook has his pro-day tomorrow and a chance to make up for his disappointing Combine performance.

But can he leap back into the conversation to be the number one back in this draft?

It would be tempting to say "it doesn't matter, teams already have lots of film on him and will have done some research into his character, so they will have made up their minds." But these pro days must count for something - otherwise they wouldn't hold them and NFL teams wouldn't send teams to see them...

No QBs taken in top three?

10 March 2017 - 02:23 AM

With the 49ers and Bears both signing stop gap QBs, the chances are they aren't going QB in the first round any more (although it's possible - teams have done this in the past and just sat their expensive draft pick on the bench for a season)

If that happens, who do you think goes at two and three?

I'm thinking it could be bad news for us, with both Thomas and Fournette going. And with SS and CB no longer a big need for us and Allen's shoulder issues, I'm not sure who we draft,

Better to draft a RB later?

08 March 2017 - 04:22 PM

It is often said that it's better to wait until the later rounds to draft a running back. And that is usually backed up by a list of successful running backs taken in later rounds.

Clearly it is possible to get good players in the later rounds - that is true of any position. But are your chances of picking a good one lower as you fall into the lower rounds?

I've been having a look for some statistical research and came up with this.


It's a bit old, but it does suggest you are more likely to get a good RB if you draft early.

Of course it might be different this year if there is a deep RB class, but I'd still feel more confident drafting one early rather than hoping to get lucky.