He's behind when it comes to staying in the pocket and surveying the field, although that attribute is becoming less and less important for (the highly athletic) quarterbacks today. All rights reserved. And that's massively important.
The previous record was four defenders taken from the same school in the first round in 2004 (Miami) and 2006 (Florida State). Its clear that Salyer, who battled a foot injury part of this season, is playing some of the best ball of his career. If you allow that to slow you down, then it will. He is the first offensive player chosen. All advice, including picks and predictions, is based on individual commentators opinions and not that of Minute Media or its related brands. Its tough not having the same 6-6 measurables as the next guy, but its a mindset thing, if you allow that to hold you back, then it will, he said before the Orange Bowl. All that leads me to is this -- Thibodeaux's hand work has to get better. In general, his pass protection is behind his run-blocking, which is not ideal in today's NFL. Not considered a deep threat, he could wind up often in the slot.
I wrote in my scouting gradebook "the most natural/comfortable pass protector I've evaluated since Jonah Williams." 2 pick, 2022 NFL Draft l Thibodeaux heads to Giants at No. No one should expect to make money from the picks and predictions discussed on this website. Theres not a lot of them, but fortunately Jameson was one.. This is supposed to be one of the top prospects in the draft??? Former Ohio State superstar Jeff Okudah. A former newspaper veteran, Keith Farner is a news manager for Saturday Down South. For the first time ever, six wide receivers have been selected in the top 20 picks of the first round. Thibodeaux, whose burst off the ball is spectacular, is the fifth straight defensive player taken at the top of these selections. You know who else was a tremendous athlete for his size?
Unreal talent. Biggest weakness: Effectiveness in his hands. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says the league's competition committee has pondered an NBA-like lottery system for its annual draft but he likes it just the way it is. 22 sandwiched around picks of Washington cornerback Trent McDuffie by the Chiefs at 21 and cornerback Kaiir Elam of Florida by the Bills at No. I mean, seriously, he makes 337 pounds look like 227 pounds and has Hall of Fame length. Detroit is attempting another rebuild, hoping general manager Brad Holmes and coach Dan Campbell can make all the right moves for a team that has averaged just four wins over the past four years. At the combine, Cross proved, beyond his film, he has the measurables and athletic profile to be a franchise left tackle in the NFL. Salyer, who is 6-4 and 325 pounds, has done it all season, and hes beginning to catch the eye of NFL scouts. But okay. But New York, which needs help on the offensive line, saw an opportunity for a disrupter on defense knowing there are plenty of blockers still available. Hutchinson remembers the teams 0-16 season in 2008, the low point of a long-suffering franchise. At the combine, he was barely above 6-0 and his arms were under 31 inches, when the threshold many teams have had for years is 32 inches at the outside cornerback spot. Finally, a quarterback has been selected in the 2022 NFL draft. Aidan Hutchinson seems set up for a smooth transition in the NFL, playing for his hometown Detroit Lions whose training facility is a 30-minute drive from his parents house. Former Georgia edge rusher Travon Walker was the first overall pick by Jacksonville and ex-Bulldogs defensive tackle Jordan Davis was the 13th overall pick. And even in the SEC, that led to problems for Neal against, of course, defenders much smaller than him. 2022 Jacobs Media Corporation. I go at every day trying to attack that goal and be the best that I could be. Prior to 2021, the conference had at least one first-rounder every year since it formed in 1996 as a merger of the Big Eight and Southwest Conferences. At 6-5 and 272 pounds, he did the three-cone drill in 6.89 seconds. Is he a mauling, mean streak, pancake blocker?
The Cincinnati cornerback, a major reason the Bearcats broke through into the College Football Playoff last season, has been selected fourth overall by the New York Jets. What a joke. If you require access for more users, you can create additional subscriptions. Salyer is aware that NFL scouts will watch the Anderson matchup just like they did Michigan, but he said hes more interested in competing against the best. Everything requires work, everything requires strain and effort and perfecting your craft. 18. 9 pick in the first round by the Seahawks and was introduced at the teams facility on Friday. Both of Georgia footballs lines did a fantastic job against Michigan. Biggest weakness: Limited pass-rushing moves, bend. The 6-foot-5, 275-pound Walker, who has some raw elements to his game but an extremely high ceiling for his skills, joins former Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence as the second straight top overall selection by the Jaguars. Thibodeaux himself, right? For real. He probably had three times as many pancake blocks.
Understanding when he should attack, and doing so in an under-control manner will be vital for Neal to meet the justifiably high expectations set for him early in his pro career. And who of all people understands how athletic Thibodeaux is? More so than his ability to read and react to coverages, his pocket management is the reason he probably shouldn't start immediately as a rookie. Wilson caught 23 touchdown passes in 33 games with 19 starts. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, call 1-800-GAMBLER. His hips are unlocked on every snap, and he knows where he needs to be for the run game. The Packers selected former University of Georgia teammates Quay Walker with the 22nd pick and Devonte Wyatt with the 28th selection. Offensive tackles at the professional level deal with 6-5, 255 pounds and up on a regular basis. But his massive size does naturally reduce the ceiling of his athleticism.
The 6-foot-1, 195-pound Stingley, who excels in man coverage, was an All-American as a freshman, but injuries, including to his foot in 2021, led to lesser numbers last season. Bet on myself and save some money in the long run.. Hutchinson played like shit tonight to avoid playing for the Detroit Lions. At times, though, it's almost as if he's moving too quickly to his assignment, gets a tick impatient, and lunges at his target, for the run game or in pass protection. London joins pass-catching tight end Kyle Pitts, Atlantas first choice of 2021, in offering versatility and a wide catch radius. Very, very talented player, take nothing from them, we just had a good game, and Im proud of the way that we played, just up front in general we played a really good game.. First to go was Oklahoma State offensive lineman Teven Jenkins, picked 39th overall by Chicago. Because when you're that big at the cornerback spot, chances are you aren't going to be as twitched up as a smaller, lighter cornerback, and NFL wideouts today are incredibly quick and nuanced when getting off press coverage and separating at all levels of the field. charles (load up the drake (london)) mcdonald, Kapt Khaos (your favorite Nupes, favorite Nupe). It feels like a dream, his mother, Melissa Hutchinson said. Cross said he spoke with a couple of former Mississippi State teammates who have chosen to represent themselves in the NFL and that helped solidify his decision. In a draft-night interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio, host Pat Kirwan asked the commissioner if the league has ever considered a lottery system. He loves competition, doesnt back down from opponents, and is versatile enough to play multiple positions. 5, 2022 NFL Draft l Jets add "Sauce" to secondary at No. Walker is a bit of cautionary "workout warrior" to me. Cross said hes created a team around him to help with business decisions and specifically highlighted his business manager Saint Omni who was with him on Friday but that team doesnt include an agent. If there's one nitpick about his overall game, it's that. Why? The Lions have taken a lot of hits over the years, advancing only once in the playoffs since winning the 1957 NFL title and that lone postseason victory was three decades ago. He looked like a future top 10 pick as an 18-year-old freshman in 2019. In the NFL, getting overzealous as a blocker almost always is a recipe for disaster. The Bulldogs won the national championship on the strength of their defense. Hutchinson is a great player, but anyone who had him in their Heisman top 5 deserves to have their vote revoked. Biggest weakness: Dealing with counter moves. Not exactly. Put simply, thats why he went to Georgia, and wants to play in the SEC. Im sure one of these days its going to hit me.. It's not as if he has no plan at the snap. Receiver Drake London of Southern California, built like a basketball player at 6-foot-5, 210, but truly a football guy, has been taken eighth overall by Atlanta. Among the Big 12 players in line to be selected in the second round are running back Breece Hall of Iowa State, safety Jalen Pitre of Baylor and defensive lineman Perrion Winfrey, edge rusher Nik Bonitto and linebacker Brian Asamoah, all of Oklahoma. (Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports), Stetson Bennett and Warren Ericson talk before the game against Michigan in the Capital One Orange Bowl for the College Football Playoff semifinal game. He went No. 10. He gets one more chance to go out and battle on Monday against that Alabama pass rush. The offensive line did a great job preventing Aiden Hutchinson andDavid Ojabo from doing much of anything. Because, bad pocket management leads to more under-pressure drop backs, and the more of those early in a quarterback's career, the more likely it is bad habits are formed. He was part of the University of Georgia's loaded defense until transferring to the Seminoles in 2021. Will Anderson Jr. is the next challenge for the Georgia offensive line that was targeted last week for its matchup against the vaunted Michigan pass rush. With the most marquee talents in every draft, 90% of analysis is (rightfully) centered around how and why they are the most sought after collegiate players entering the NFL. However, international games will be revealed on May 4 with other notable matchups being announced the week of May 9. The Lions went into the NFL draft with an extra first-round pick, acquired as part of the Matthew Stafford trade with the Los Angeles Rams, and used the asset to gamble in Las Vegas on a player they coveted. 10 and Quay Walker and Devonte Wyatt were selected by the Green Bay Packers with picks 22 and 28, respectively. Before that, the Texans selected Texas A&M guard Kenyon Green at No. There's a run on wide receivers in the NFL draft. It may come a time where we think its appropriate.". 14 and Philadelphia selected Georgia defensive tackle Jordan Davis with the 13th pick. That, on paper, indicates he's the bendiest, most intimidating outside speed rusher ever.
Just getting their input and insight on it really helped me make my decision. Polar opposite of that clip of him destroying the OSU LT. The Big 12 had 22 players drafted last year. Ekwonu's highlight reel is of No. Does he rush like he's shot out of cannon before tightly wrapping the corner on a regular basis? Johnson had 70 tackles, including 18 for loss and a dozen tackles for Florida State last season. Biggest weakness: Not as long as we all thought. It led him to leaning heavily on his burst, bend, and closing speed more so than any other rushers I've scouted since Myles Garrett. This guy got more votes than Kenny Pickett. I feel like I have a great team around me, Cross said. Fraudulent . Biggest weakness: Occasional lunging tendency. Im the best cornerback in this draft, Gardner noted this week. However, Michigan recorded zero sacks for the first time all season and just two tackles for loss, so the Dawgs offensive line did their job. But as a team concept, thats what we want everybody to be, so we could keep climbing.. 3 overall in the 2020 draft at 6-1 and 205 pounds then had a dismal rookie season. Cross was selected with the No. Stats are based upon replies and quotes of this tweet.
Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert will visit Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs on Sept. 15 in the first game on Amazon Prime Videos Thursday Night Football package. 8, Chicago to host WNBA All-Star Game for first time, 2022 NFL Draft l Giants add Evan Neal at No. Why? The New York Jets are loading up on first-round draft picks. Going into Round 2, the Big 12 is still waiting for its first player to be drafted. The Giants got this spot in a trade last year with Chicago, which took quarterback Justin Fields. Commissioner Roger Goodell began the proceedings by estimating more than 100,000 fans were on hand at the theater built specifically for the draft. He's worth it, Chris Doering predicts Georgia will lose game against SEC East foe in 2022, Kirby Smart, Georgia reach long-term deal paying him over $100 million, Shannon Sharpe slams Kirby Smart over NIL comments. 15, Baltimore took Notre Dame safety Kyle Hamilton at No. 32 overall and a third-round pick for the Alabama wide receiver and a slot in the middle of the second round. If you feel like you're losing control over your gambling experience, call 1-800-GAMBLER (NJ, PA, WV), 1-800-9-WITH-IT (IN), 1-800-BETS-OFF (IA), 1-888- 532-3500(Virginia) 1-800-522-4700 (NV, TN), 1-800-522-4700 (CO, TN), 1-855-2CALLGA (IL), 1-800-270-7117 (MI). 10. You want to be the guy that holds the ladder so the team could climb to the top, Salyer said. Interesting. The Week 2 matchup between AFC West rivals was announced on Thursday during the first round of the NFL draft. They gone smoke his boots in the NFL , Cant wait for people to use this clip and be like he cant handle the NFL if he cant handle an SEC LT., Looking like how i did chris rock from desales , Do we still think either thibbodeux or Hutchinson going top 2? Highest Floor and Highest Upside in Each Round. We wanted to play our best game, and we knew the strength of their defense was their defensive ends. The first round of the NFL draft began and ended with the selections of former University of Georgia defenders. Hes likely to fit right in with a line that has been a weakness in New York for years. All picks and predictions are suggestions only. The Seahawks like to emphasize the run and probably will need to with quarterback Russell Wilson now in Denver, but Cross is a quick learner. The rare hurt your stock while not getting injured in a bowl game. (AP Photo/John Locher ). Picks 10, 11 and 12 were all pass catchers, starting with Garrett Wilson to the New York Jets at No. Yall sent the wrong defensive lineman to New York. The only thing Id like to see them improve on is their rush blocking because sometimes it gets congested. Nicknamed Ickey after former Bengals running back Ickey Woods by a youth football coach, Ekwonu can get too aggressive at times and had 10 penalties in his career. Contrary to popular belief, Willis is a naturally accurate quarterback who does read coverages pretty well. We support responsible gambling. Aidan Hutchinson was raised in nearby Plymouth, Michigan, and played high school football about five minutes from the facility he will train and practice in as an NFL player. Using long arms and mobility at 6-foot-4, 310 pounds, Ekwonu has been a team leader for the Wolfpack. SEC>>>>>>>, Cant believe he got the invite over Anderson. Because he's such a capable athlete, his recovery skills are tremendous. On film, he's the polar opposite of bendy or flexible around the corner. We do not target any individuals under the age of 21.
Three members of Georgia's defense that led the Bulldogs to the national championship have been selected in the first round of the NFL draft so far. I may be living in the basement, he joked Friday in Allen Park, Michigan. Have a terrible new year. 6-keys: media/spln/nfl/draft/free/stories, at The latest are Penn State's Jahan Dotson to Washington at No. Build your customFanSided Daily email newsletter with news and analysis onGeorgia Bulldogs and all your favorite sports teams, TV shows, and more. Kirby Smart has preached to the team about the analogy of holding a ladder. All Rights Reserved. #CFBPlayoff/@seniorbowl Preview: Which team runs the ball more effectively will be a key in tomorrows #orangebowl. The most defensive players selected from one school is four set by the University of Miami in 2004 and tied by Florida State two years later. Being athletic "relative to your size" only takes you so far in the NFL. They moved up to No. Walker is an all-upside prospect, which may appeal to some. 6, Foreign ballet dancers leave Russia over war with Ukraine, Masks back by popular demand on San Francisco BART trains, 50 years on, Apollo 16 moonwalker still 'excited' by space, Russia makes last-minute bond payment to avoid default, Relatives: Former US Marine killed while fighting in Ukraine, First recent US case of human bird flu confirmed in Colorado, Federal judges are asked to pave way for Purdue Pharma deal, Tech stocks sink again, Nasdaq has worst month since 2008, Live updates | Lavrov dismisses need for UN corridors help, Biden, Mexican president confer on migration, other issues, Packers take Georgia LB Quay Walker with 22nd overall pick, Defense 1st, then offense at top of NFL draft, no early QBs, Lions take Hutchinson at No. Neal is a ridiculous specimen. He should start immediately at tackle for the Panthers and whomever is their starting QB. 2, trade up to take Williams, Lions draft Michigan DE Aidan Hutchinson with No. Free access is provided to the 8 hour timeframe for this page. As a pass protector, the same completeness and confidence isn't quite as apparent with Ekwonu. 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But, as humans, they're not perfect. Its the first draft since 1991 that no player on offense went in the top five. Edge rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux of Oregon will be bolstering the pass rush for the New York Giants after being chosen fifth overall in the NFL draft. Don't. The Dawgs didnt get an A+ here because there were times they struggled to get a big enough push while running the ball and starting quarterback Stetson Bennett got hit a few times. Your sad tweet doesnt change the fact that he beat CJ Stroud to a pulp, beat him in the Heisman race, and we beat you 42-27. Seattle has addressed issues on its offensive line with Mississippi tackle Charles Cross at ninth overall in the first round of the NFL draft. The league announced last week that the complete schedule will be released on May 12. For Gardner's size, he's an amazing athlete. But when you're as overwhelmingly athletic even against top-tier talent in college, you simply don't have to be a fundamentally sound technician. Hes not gonna make it in the league. The Steelers were in the market for a quarterback after Ben Roethlisberger retired after last season. Walker was not in Las Vegas. I havent heard it in the last couple years, but I never say never about any of those things. The Lions moved up to 12 as they swapped picks with Minnesota and they selected Alabama wide receiver Jameson Williams, who played with Olave and Wilson in 2020 at Ohio State before transferring to the Crimson Tide. His skills on sideline passes, plus breakaway speed and an ability to find the end zone all should help a young offense. The Jets also selected former University of Cincinnati cornerback Ahmad Sauce" Gardner with the fourth overall pick and Ohio State wide receiver Garrett Wilson with the 10th overall pick. With good size and length at 6-foot-5, 310, Cross is considered by some scouts the best pass blocker in this draft. Below are the top 10 most highly regarded prospects in the 2021 class and their most glaring weakness. This the dude they invited to the Heisman ceremony over Anderson.