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Top 5 Questions facing the AFC North

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Ravens
5
Will the Run D improve its level of play w/addition of DT Williams & loss of DE Guy?
4Will the rebuilt O line protect Flacco better than last year?
3Will Macklin help the passing game?
2Will the pass D hold up with the additions of Jefferson, Carr & keeping Webb?
1Will quarterback Joe Flacco be as productive as he was last year?
Bengals

5

Can a banged up and aging D compete with PT & BA?
4How much heat is HC Lewis feeling this year about making playoff & win 1 game?
3Will the run D improve its level of play w/addition of ILB Minter?
2Will O line recover from loss of LT Whitworth & RG Zeitler?
1Can Andy Dalton (the reverse vampire) ever win a playoff game?
Browns

5

Will WR Gordon ever play again for the Browns?
4Can the staff get WR Britt & the 2nd yr WRS corps to produce with the loss of Pryor?
3Can the D ever figure out how to stop the run?
2Can CB Joe Haden play up to his 2014 level or is he done?
1When will QB DeShone Kizer be ready to start?
Steelers

5

Does anyone but staff believe Landry Jones is capable of winning games?
4Has the coaching staff realized that PT is now an O based team?
3Can the D backfield hold up this year better than in 2016 w/addion of Sensabaugh?
2Will Le’Veon Bell sign his franchise tag & play this year?
1Can the O line protect Roethlisberger or will he be hurt again?

 

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NNR Mock Draft 2.0

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To hear the details check out the radio show page where Samantha Bunten of NBC Sports & Tony Williams of Metro New York joined me to talk about this mock.

1Cleveland BrownsQB PR CB S OT Myles GarrettDETexas A&M
 Clearly the best pass rusher in the draft. Motivated & ready to play    
2San Francisco 49ersQB G CB C OLB DESolomon ThomasDEStanford
 2Y ST good frame & quickness but may be a pr specialist only.    West coast bias? 
3Chicago BearsPR WR CB S T TEJonathan AllenDEAlabama
 John Fox will love Allen’s ability to play DE or DT.     
4Jacksonville JaguarsTE RB DT T G QB?Leonard FournetteRBLSU
 I would never take a RB in the 1st round. He is good but not 1st rounder.    
5Tennessee TitansCB WR S ILBMarshon LattimoreCBOhio State
 1.5y st speed & size Twitchy athl that does not hold at LOS. Runs better patterns than WRs.     
6New York JetsQB OLB CB DEMitchell TrubiskyQBNorth Carolina
 Takes a risk on a QB that started just 1 year. Good upside but lots of risk   Was OB Haason Reddick
7Los Angeles ChargersS LB RB WR DE G T QBMalik HookerSOhio State
 1Y st Great ball, speed, & athletic ability fluid hips Lacks experience & is injured     
8Carolina PanthersT DE RB CBDerek BarnettDETennessee
 3Y ST Violent hands Has everything but a great burst off the line. Needs to bulk up to stop the run.    
9Cincinnati BengalsT G DE OLB PR RBHaason ReddickOLBTemple
 2Y st recent riser & 1y wonder 22.5 TFL in 16. Needs strength   Was DE Taco Charlton
10Buffalo BillsCB S WR TJamal AdamsSLSU
 2Y st Smart, aggressive both @ LOS & deep coverage. Big hitter but can take bad angles to the ball.    
11New Orleans SaintsCB S OLB WRGareon ConleyCBOhio State
 3y st Fluid hips, size & speed Good tackler & burst to the ball Good ball skills Needs better technique    
12Cleveland Browns O.J. HowardTEAlabama
 2Y starter on a team not TE friendly Solid receiver that can block well.     
13Arizona CardinalsILB WR QB DT S CBCorey DavisWRWestern Michigan
 4y starter 97c 16 Good size & spd NFL body but has avg hands.     
14Philadelphia EaglesCB WR OT ILB RB DE Reuben FosterILBAlabama
 2Y st can play in 4/3 or 3/4 scheme Big hitter with power but short & light. Can he stay healthy     
15Indianapolis ColtsT G DE RB CBTaco Charlton DEMichigan
 1Y ST good frame & quickness long arms Miss cast in a 3/4    Was DT Malik McDowell
16Baltimore RavensWR OLB CB SZach CunninghamOLBVandy
 2Y st good play recognition & atheticism quick in latteral movement, strong but speed is a question.    
17Washington RedskinsILB DT CB G S RB QBMalik McDowellDTMichigan St
 2Y st Gets off blocks, gets penetration, good natural gifts   Was DT Caleb Brantley
18Tennessee TitansCB WR ILB CBTre’Davious WhiteCBLSU
 2y st average size & speed quick hands but has lapses in coverage. Needs tech help    
19Tampa Bay BuccaneersDE DT S RB OTCharles HarrisDEMissouri
 2Y ST quickness but may be a pr specialist only. Needs to get stronger & more than a speed rush.    
20Denver BroncosT G ILB DT DE Cam RobinsonT Alabama
 Pulling OT with quick feet solid vs run & pass Played LT for Bama    
21Detroit LionsTE PR OLB WR G David NjokuTEMiami
 1y starter Good athl & decent blocker but has too many drops in my opinion    
22Miami DolphinsDE OLB G CB SJabrill PeppersLB/SMichigan
 2Y st Man without position. S, slot corner, LB Fluid, aggressive but lacks instincts & Hands.    
23New York GiantsLT DT CB ILB TE QB Ryan RamczykT Wisconsin
 1 yr @ Wisc tranfer from D2 quick to 2nd level Ath & power Hip Inj may keep him out of 1st    
24Oakland RaidersMLB DT CB OLB RBJarrad DavisLB Florida
 2Y st Smart powerful LB but is injury prone.Good blitzer    
25Houston TexansQB T S OLBDeshaun WatsonQBClemson
 Accurate but trusts his arm too much. 76TD 32X    Was QB Mitch Trubisky
26Seattle SeahawksT G CB PR DT Kevin KingCBWashington
 2y starter with size but speed a ? SE likes tall CBS.    
27Kansas City ChiefsCB S ILB RB DT DE Dalvin CookRBFlorida St.
 Good rec 3rd down back w/speed & balance. 19TDs in 15&16 Can he stay healthy?    
28Dallas CowboysCB S DE DT TEMarlon HumphreyCBAlabama
 2y st size & speed Solid tackler that battles at the LOS. Will be best in M2M because he has tight hips    
29Green Bay PackersPR CB S RBQuincy WilsonCBFlorida
 3y starter that lacks quick twitch. Could be CB or S.    
30Pittsburgh SteelersPR ILB OLB TE WR T.J. WattOLBWisconsin
 1y st Hard worker good blood line but limited exper. 15.5TFL 11.5 sacks Not explosive limited speed.    
31Atlanta FalconsG DE DT CB SForest LampGW Kentucky
 4Y ST @ LT Will LG due to short arms. Smart & good tech & quick feet Was G Pat Elflein    
32New Orleans SaintsCurtis SamuelRB WR Ohio State. 
 RB or WR? Athl with speed but lacks prime hight & weight Great Acc & chg spd Inj Hist 15     
      
      
Los Angeles RamsOT G CB WR   
 Minnesota VikingsOT DE DT G CB    
 New England PatriotsG OLB TE    
      
rules     
 1 Dont pass up an elite QB or PR    
 2 Don’t get cute, get your guy    
 3 Get OT a round before you think they will go.    
 4 RB is the quickest position to understand the NFL game.    
     

 

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Roger Goodell’s NFL Wheel of Misfortune!

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Wheel

Ryan Neiman of Sports District Radio is our guest on NNR tonight 6 PM EDT on or https://fryingpansports.com/radio-show/.

“Hi I am Roger Goodell and welcome to my NFL Wheel of Misfortune show! Johnny who is our first victim?”

“Well Roger, it is Arizona Cardinal linebacker Daryl Washington come on down! Daryl has been a bad boy that has been caught taking PED’s for a third time.”

“Well Daryl spin the NFL Wheel of Misfortune!”

click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click

“Too bad for you Daryl you get indefinite suspension. That is the worst penalty we give out. It means you have to sit out for 12 months from today and petition for reinstatement. Then Daryl, if I feel like it and you have been a very good boy I might let you back in the league. Of course I might not let you back in too if I am having a bad day. Daryl would you like to appeal the penalty and spin again?”

“Yes please.”

(Buzzer sounds)

“Too bad Daryl. I decided your appeal is denied and you get the indefinite suspension. All in all Daryl that will cost you at least 3 million dollars. Please take our home version of the game as a cancellation prize. Johnny who is our next victim?”

“Well Roger, we welcome Brandon Browner cornerback for the Pats. Brandon come on down!”

“OK Brandon, spin the NFL Wheel of Misfortune! Brandon has been a bad boy as well taking things that are on our banned list.”

click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click

“Well Brandon you got lucky. You got just a 4 game suspension! Congratulations. Johnny who is our next victim?”

“Ray Rice, running back of the Baltimore Ravens, come on down! Ray was caught on video knocking his girl friend out cold in a casino and dragging her unconscious out of an elevator.”

“Ray welcome of NFL Wheel of Misfortune. Spin the wheel.”

click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click

“Ray, you win the game with just a 2 game suspension! The down side is you will have to marry her to keep her from testifying against you. In the long run that will probably cost you more than a long suspension. You can appeal and spin again if you want.”

“No, that is fine I’ll take it.”

“OK Johnny who is next?”

“Josh Gordon wide receiver for the Browns come on down! Josh has been a good boy that has passed 70 tests but he was a bit over the limit on a test for weed. Josh says it was because he was around people smoking weed.”

“Welcome Josh. Spin the wheel!”

click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click- click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click

“Sorry Josh but it looks like the wheel still spinning. I also have a shout out to a shut in player Jags wide receiver Justin Blackmon. Justin, we are sending you a home version of our game. Well folks, that is going to do it for this edition of Roger Goodell’s NFL Wheel of Misfortune. But tune in soon here on the NFL Channel to find out how Josh Gordon does and the penalty for Colts owner Robert Irsay.”

“Roger Goodell’s NFL Wheel of Misfortune is a production of Roger Goodell and the NFL.”

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