|HO 5||Can the pass D hold up to get the Texans deep into the playoffs?|
|4||Will Jadeveon Clowney provide the pass rush opposite Watts?|
|3||Will WR Will Fuller take pressure off WR Hopkins?|
|2||Can the Run game become a force without a QB?|
|1||Who will play QB this year?|
|IN 5||Can the run D ever stop anyone?|
|They added DT Hankins, DE Sheard, DT Woods, OLB Simon.|
|4||Can Indy build a run game to take pressure off Luck?|
|Will Frank Gore continue to run like Al Gore?|
|3||Will the D backfield improve enough to get IN back to the playoffs?|
|2||Can the improved O line protect QB Luck 44 sacks last year?|
|1||Can QB Luck stay healthy all year? Concussions & surg on shoulder kept him out.|
|When will he be ready to play after surg on throwing shoulder?|
|JK 5||Is this the year that JK finally improves? Many said last year but it was not.|
|4||Can the additions on D improve the performance?|
|They added CB Bouye, DE Campbell, SS Church, & ILB Cole & OLB McCray|
|3||Will RB Chris Ivory finally provide a run game?|
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.
|1||Cleveland Browns||QB PR CB S OT||Myles Garrett||DE||Texas A&M|
|Clearly the best pass rusher in the draft. Motivated & ready to play|
|2||San Francisco 49ers||QB G CB C OLB DE||Solomon Thomas||DE||Stanford|
|2Y ST good frame & quickness but may be a pr specialist only.||West coast bias?|
|3||Chicago Bears||PR WR CB S T TE||Jonathan Allen||DE||Alabama|
|John Fox will love Allen’s ability to play DE or DT.|
|4||Jacksonville Jaguars||TE RB DT T G QB?||Leonard Fournette||RB||LSU|
|I would never take a RB in the 1st round. He is good but not 1st rounder.|
|5||Tennessee Titans||CB WR S ILB||Marshon Lattimore||CB||Ohio State|
|1.5y st speed & size Twitchy athl that does not hold at LOS. Runs better patterns than WRs.|
|6||New York Jets||QB OLB CB DE||Mitchell Trubisky||QB||North Carolina|
|Takes a risk on a QB that started just 1 year. Good upside but lots of risk|
Note: On NNR today Samantha Bunten of NBC Sports & I held our noses as we discussed the Browns Texans game and other big games this weekend. The podcast is on https://fryingpansports.com/radio-show/.
When you get run over on both the O and D lines, you have very little chance of winning. The Browns played roadkill against the Texans. JJ Watt spent more time in the Browns backfield than most of the running backs. The D line was pushed around like loose dirt by a bulldozer.
The Browns seem to play down to the expected level of competition. The result is they have flushed away their good games by reverting to the “Same old Browns.” Along with that went first place in the AFC North.
Several things concern me about the loss. Most significant is the inability of the coaching staff to get the team ready to play. They have not started fast in any game this year. After the big win over the Steelers, they lost at Jacksonville. Then after a big win at the Bengals, they lost to the Texans. The Browns can’t stand or build on success.
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