Weekly Grades and Game Predictions

“No athlete is truly tested until they’ve stared an injury in the face and come out on the other side stronger than ever.”

That could be the mantra for the entire NFL but the AFC West was hit pretty hard too. This week in football we saw so many injuries that it felt like some teams gave up on themselves. I am proud to say that is not the case in the AFC West. Team suffered key loses and still fought to the end. It was really great to see.

GRADES

Chiefs
The Chiefs, like all of the other teams in the Division had to deal with injuries. Sammy Watkins, Frank Clark, Darrell Williams and Antonio Hamilton all left the game and did not return. Patrick Mahomes was the offense in the game going 27 of 47 (57%) for 302 yards and 2 touchdowns. He was also the leading rusher with 6 carries for 54 yards. Rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire was held in check with 10 carries for 38 yards and 6 receptions for 32 yards. Tyreek Hill had 5 receptions for 99 yards and a touchdown. The defense was just ok with 2 sacks, 4.5 tackles for loss and 1 interception. The player of the game was Harrison Butker. He was asked to hit a 53 yarder in overtime and did. There was a penalty on the play, move him back 5 yards. He then hit a 58 yards. No good, a timeout was called. He then hit the 58 yarder again. Ice in his veins, BRAVO!!! The Chiefs won on the road but did it against a rookie quarterback and needed overtime to get it done.

Grade: C+

Chargers
The Chargers got hit hard again this week. Starting Quarterback Tyron Taylor was a scratch right before the start of the game with a chest injury. Bryan Bulaga, Rayshawn Jenkins and Justin Jones left the game and did not return. Justin Herbert stepped in and went 22 of 33 (66%) for 311 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 interception. He also rushed 4 times for 18 yards and 1 touchdown. Austin Ekeler was the leading rusher with 16 carries for 93 yards. He also had 4 receptions for 55 yards. Keenan Allen had 7 receptions for 96 yards. The defense played ok recording 1 sack and 2 tackles for loss. Overall, the Chargers gave the defending champs all they could handle taking them to overtime. It was a good showing.

Grade: B-

Broncos
The Broncos got hit hard yet again. Starting Quarterback Drew Lock went down with a shoulder injury. Cortland Sutton was lost for the season with a torn ACL. Dre’Mont Jones and DeMarcus Walker were also injured and did not return. Jeff Driskel came in and went 18 of 34 (53%) 256 yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 interception. Melvin Gordon had 19 carries for 70 yards. Cortland Sutton had 3 receptions for 66 yards. The defense played better than expected an had 1 sack, 5 tackles for loss and 1 interception. The offensive line flat out sucked and gave up 7 sacks and 13 tackles for loss. Overall the Broncos played better than expected but it was not quite good enough.

Grade: C

Raiders
The Raiders had a few injuries. Richie Incognito left the game with an Achilles injury and did not return. The scariest moment was watching Johnathan Abram ran into a cart that was near the field on a goal-line play. He did return. Derek Carr played lights out going 28 of 38 (73%) for 282 yards and 3 touchdowns. Josh Jacobs rushed 27 times for 88 yards and 3 receptions for 17 yards. Darren Waller had 12 receptions for 103 yards and a touchdown. The defense was flat out horrible with no sacks, no tackles for loss and 1 interception. Daniel Carlson was perfect yet again hitting 2 field goals and 4 extra points. Overall the Raiders wanted it more and earned a fantastic win in their home opener at the newly built “Death Star”.

Grade: B+

PREDICTIONS

Las Vegas Raiders at New England Patriots
Going to the East Coast to play The Patriots after a bad lose for them to the Seahawks. Some will say that the Raiders have the momentum. I would say going against The Hoodie after a loss is no bueno. The Raiders will keep it close but in the end they will fall short to Newton and company.

Patriots 34 Raiders 28

Spread: +6 Raiders

Over/Under: 48

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Denver Broncos
Tom Brady is coming to town with a chip on his shoulder. Denver had his number when he was in New England, will that work now? With all of the injuries and the Bucs finding their running game with Leonard Fournette, this does not look good for the Broncos.

Buccaneers 27 Broncos 17

Spread: +6 Broncos

Over/Under: 43

Carolina Panthers at Los Angeles Chargers
The Chargers are playing some pretty good football. They are also finding out that Justin Herbert is a pretty good player. The Panthers lost their best player in Christian McCaffrey for a month or two. That does not bold well for them coming to Los Angeles.

Chargers 24 Panthers 17

Spread: -6.5 Chargers

Over/Under: 43.5

Kansas City Chiefs at Baltimore Ravens
Another fantastic Monday Night matchup, I love it! The last two league MVPs going toe to toe. This one will be a barn burner coming down to which defense steps up and makes a play. Baltimore is hitting on all cylinders right now and this is in their house.

Ravens 31 Chiefs 27

Spread: +3.5 Chiefs

Over/Under: 53

Week 2: 2-1 Season: 5-2

“Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown.”
– Ross Perot

Most of you young pups know nothing about the man who ran one of the most successful independent races for President. As journalist Paul Burka wrote in Texas Monthly, “Perot is the candidate of the disaffected, the disenchanted, the fed up: the people whose contempt for politics has passed beyond cynicism to despair.”

Here’s to another great week of football, Cheers!

Weekly Grades and Game Predictions

Well…… what a great weekend of football. The division did pretty damn well (Sorry Broncos) overall. Considering we had no pre-season games and all of the rookies that started in the division, we saw some really good football.

Here are the grades for week one and the predictions for week two in the 101st season of the NFL (Fuck all of you for thinking I was at the first game).

GRADES

Chiefs

Here is a terrifying thought, the Chiefs offense is even more explosive with the running game they now have. Andy Reid has to be absolutely loving this. Rookies running back Clyde Edwards-Halaire exploded in his first game with 138 rushing yards rushing and 1 touchdown. Patrick Mahomes was 24 of 32 passes (75%) for 211 yards and 3 touchdowns. The defense racked up 4 sacks, 3 tackles for loss and 1 interception. Harrison Butker was perfect with 2 field-goals and 4 extra points. This is what a complete team looks like (I just threw-up on my laptop)

Grade: A+

Chargers

When you score 16 points on the road with a new quarterback after losing your best defensive player and still find a way to win, that says something about the team. Austin Ekeler led the team with 84 yards on 19 carries while rookie running back Joshua Kelly contributed 60 yards rushing on 12 carries and a touchdown. Tyrod Taylor completed 16 of 30 passes (53%) for 208 yards. Hunter Henry led the team with 5 receptions for 73 yards. The defense had 3 sacks, 6 tackles for loss and 1 interception. Michael Badgley hit 3 of 4 field-goals and his sole extra point. Overall it was a solid performance with the defense leading the way.

Grade: B-

Raiders

Going on the road to the East Coast and getting a win is a great way to start the season for the Raiders. Josh Jacobs is a flat out monster! He had 93 rushing yards on 25 carries and 3 touchdowns to go with 4 receptions and 46 yards. Rookie receiver Henry Ruggs had 3 receptions for 55 yards to lead the team and 2 carries for 11 yards. Derek Carr complete 22 of 30 passes (73%) for 239 yards and a touchdown. The defense had 1 sack and 2 tackles for loss but came up with two huge stops in the 4th quarter when it mattered the most. Daniel Carlson was perfect with 2 field-goals and 4 extra points. The offense was great, the defense not so much.

Grade: B+

Broncos

Starting the season at home is great. Playing without your best offensive and defensive players, not so much. To top it off, Bradley Chubb is not 100% coming off knee surgery and Phillip Lindsay and AJ Bouye both went down early in the game. New edition Melvin Gordon had 15 carries for 78 yards and a touchdown to go with 3 receptions for 8 yards. Drew Lock completed 22 of 33 passes (66%) for 216 Yards and a touchdown. Noah Fant led the team with 5 receptions for 81 yards and a touchdown while rookie Jerry Jeudy had 4 receptions for 56 yards (with 2 big drops). This game was not as close as the score and the Broncos have a lot of work to do to get this thing turned around.

Grade: C-

 

PREDICTIONS

Denver Broncos at Pittsburgh Steelers

Most times game this early in the season don’t mean much, this one does for the Broncos. They cannot start the season 0-2. Unfortunately they are the walking wounded right now and heading to the East Coast to play a team the has their leader back in Ben Roethlisberger. With all the injuries and going up against this defense, things are not looking good for the Broncos.

Steelers 31 Broncos 20 

Spread: +7.5 Broncos 

Over/Under: 41.5

 

Kansas City Chiefs at Los Angeles Chargers

Division games are always great and even better at the start of the season. This one however is not going to be very nice. The Chiefs are one of if not the most complete teams in the NFL, the Chargers, not so much. I think the Chargers will play hard but won’t be able to slow down this monster for the mid-west.

Chiefs 38 Chargers 17

Spread: +9 Chargers

Over/Under: 47.5

 

New Orleans Saint st Las Vegas Raiders

So excited for the very first game at home for the Las Vegas Raiders in their new stadium AKA The Death Star. Unfortunately it is against a first ballot Hall of Fame quarterback in Drew Brees. The Raiders offense is good enough to win this game, the defense, not so much. This could be a true barn burner.

Saints 34 Raiders 27

Spread: +6 Raiders

Over/Under: 50

Week 1: 3-1

A great NFL saying is simplicity itself: You are never as good or as bad as you looked in week one. This year that takes on an even bigger meaning considering there were no OTAs, mini-camp or pre-season games. By week 3-4 we will start to see some serious improvement in play on both side of the ball.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride! We are only getting started.

AFC West New Updates

Well, we are 8 weeks out to the start of the season. Pre-season football has been cut to only two weeks because of the corona virus. Oakley, has developed a face shield to help protect the players from the virus. The NFL seems to be doing all it can to ensure the season not only happens but starts on time. With cases increasing throughout the country, we can only hope that it does not effect the season (I am starting to think it will).

With all of the craziness, we do have some interesting news in the division staring with the Division and Super Bowl Champion, Kansas City Chiefs (I just threw up in my mouth typing that). Let’s rock and roll!

Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs sign QB Mahomes to a 10 year contract for record breaking money: https://www.si.com/nfl/chiefs/news/breaking-patrick-mahomes-signs-10-year-contract-extension-with-kansas-city-chiefs

If one big contract is good than two is better. The Chiefs sign DT Jones to a four year contract extension: https://www.nfl.com/news/chris-jones-chiefs-agree-on-four-year-85-million-contract

The Chiefs have invested some serious money in both their offensive and defensive lead players. They are going to be a very formitable team over the next few years. FUCK THE CHIEFS!!!

Denver Broncos
With social distancing in mind and the NFL setting standards on how many fans can attend games, the Broncos are one of the first teams to announce they will be refunding season ticket holder a full refund: https://kdvr.com/sports/denver-broncos/denver-broncos-offer-refunds-for-2020-season-ticket-holders/

The Broncos and FS Simmons fail to reach a long term contract and he will play this year on the Franchise Tag: https://www.9news.com/article/sports/nfl/denver-broncos/mike-klis/wait-til-next-year-justin-simmons-declines-broncos-long-term-offer-will-play-2020-on-one-year-114-million-salary/73-41e1ad7f-4c1f-4c53-9825-e989c19783ef

Elway has been great at getting long term deals done with franchise tagged players but for the first time he did not accomplish his goal. The virus had quite a bit to do with this. With that said, FUCK THE BRONCOS!!!

Los Angeles Chargers
The Chargers failed to agree with TE Henry on a long term contract so he will play on the Franchise Tag: https://www.nfl.com/news/chargers-te-hunter-henry-to-play-2020-on-franchise-tag

The Chargers will be faced with a big decision next year after DE Garrett signed a HUGE contract this year and DE Bosa being a free agent next year: https://boltbeat.com/2020/07/14/chargers-myles-garrett-extension-bad-news-joey-bosa/

The Chargers defense should be really good this year. The biggest question is what will the offense be with QB Rivers leaving and who will be the starting signal caller. FUCK THE CHARGERS!!!

Las Vegas Raiders
Raiders make an offer to Free Agent DE Jadeveon Clowney: https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/07/08/report-raiders-make-offer-to-free-agent-jadeveon-clowney/

Rookie WR Edwards is working out in Vegas with QB Carr and looks really good. He did not run at the Combine because of a foot injury but that looks to be behind him: https://www.fanduel.com/theduel/posts/video-raiders-rookie-looking-great-in-offseason-workout-with-derek-carr-01ed1rppv2h6

The Raiders wide receivers were a weakness last year. I think this year will be different and QB Carr will put up numbers to keep him in the MVP conversation all year. GO RAIDERS!!!

Politics, Covid-19, BLM and Police Brutality. These issues need to be addressed but we need football and we need it now if only to give us something else to talk about. Let’s hope we have a season and maybe a little piece of mind.

2020 NFL Draft – Round 1

On Thursday, the 2020 Draft will be presented across ABC, ESPN, and NFL Network, April 23-25.

NFL Draft

Round 2 and 3 — Friday, April 24 (7-11:30 p.m.)

Round 4, 5, 6, and 7 — Saturday, April 25 (12-7 p.m.)


The NFL Draft Selections for the First Round:

The MS 2020 NFL “Pick-Em” Contest proved to be a winner. 

Ever though the NFL.com site and layout is utter crap…I think that it is fair to say that we all had a good go at it.

Congratulations to Norie for winning and taking First place.

2020 NFL Draft-A-Thon – Muddledstate Group

So we have made it…the NFL Draft will (should) happen this week.  With 2020 being a brutal and crap year so far, this NFL off-season has helped get us through it all.  So Congratulations on making it this far…

Up this week, we have the NFL 2020 Draft-A-Thon…which is nice.

On Thursday, the 2020 Draft will be presented across

ABC, ESPN, and NFL Network, April 23-25.

NFL Draft Schedule (April 23-25):

Round 1Thursday, April 23 (8-11:30 p.m. ET)

Round 2 and 3Friday, April 24 (7-11:30 p.m.)

Round 4, 5, 6, and 7 Saturday, April 25 (12-7 p.m.)

JoeOG reminded us about doing the NFL.com – Predict the Prick 2020, and one has been set up.   😉

Group Name: MuddledState 2020

Password: thatsracist

Link:  https://predictpick.nfl.com/

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2020 MS Mock Draft: 1st round

2020 MS Mock Draft: 1st Round 

THE MOCK IS ACTIVE

Guys, I think that I’ve figured out a way for us to do a mock draft and buy some time as we wait for future dates.

Rules for the Mock:

  1. THIS STARTS ON MONDAY 3/9
  2. Active MS people will be listed to any given NFL Team in the draft.
  3. The Team MS Rep. will have a little time to prepare, review and select the player she wants for the NFL Team.
  4. The Team MS Rep. will need to “announce” his selection for the NFL Team he is selecting for.  This locks it in for others to realize.
  5. The Team MS Rep. can select whomever they they believe would be best for the team.
  6. A mod will go in and add the selection.
    • Example: Seahawks: OG Pickler, Kansas State (Balls)
  7. If we do not see the MS rep. around after 1/2 day…a Mod can shuffle the names to keep things moving. You might lose your turn too.
  8. This project will need the Team MS Rep. + Announcement of selection + Mod involvement for this bitch to keep moving.
  9. Play it real.

The MS NFL Team Rep can make the selection and a mod can feature it…until another mod has time to add it.  IF a mod isnt around and a few selections have been made…just try to keep the selections up top for a Mod to add.

NFL Draft Order // Player // Position // College

  1. WSH Redskins: Chase Young, EDGE, OSU (Rings)
  2. DET Lions: Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson (SDofLa)
  3. NYG Giants: Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama (Jeremyave)
  4. MIA Dolphins Tuna Tagovaiola, QB, Alabama (Nori)
  5. LAC Chargers: Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon (BC)
  6. CAR Panthers:  Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia (Lafrentzj)
  7. ARI Cardinals: Cee Dee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma (JoeyOG)
  8. JAX Jaguars: Javon Kinlaw, IDL, South Carolina (Jackhammer)
  9. CLE Browns: Mekhi Becton, Louisville, OT (Lord Panda)
  10. NYJ NYJets: Henry Ruggs III, Alabama, WR (ljceeb)
  11. LV Raiders:  Jeff Okudah, OSU, CB, (Poe) 
  12. IND Colts:  Jerry “Jeu” Jeudy, WR, Alabama (BH Mac)
  13. TB Bucs: Jordan Love, QB, Utah State (JMC)
  14. DEN Broncos:  Derrick Brown, IDL, Auburn (Balls)
  15. ATL Falcons: CJ Henderson, CB, Florida, (Choochie)
  16. DAL Cowboys:  Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama (Joeog)
  17. MIA Dolphins:  K’Lavon Chaisson, EDGE, LSU (JMC)
  18. LV Raiders:  Laviska Shenault Jr, WR, Colorado (Jeremyave)
  19. JAX Jaguars: Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama (Jackhammer)
  20. PHIEagles: Kristian Fulton, CB LSU (BC)
  21. BUF Bills:  Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU (SDofLA)
  22. NE Patriots:  Cole Kmet, TE, Notre Dame (Rings)
  23. NO Saints: Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson, (Poe)
  24. MIN Vikings:  Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa (BH Mac)
  25. MIA Dolphins: Kenneth Murray, LB Oklahoma (ljceeb)
  26. SEA Seahawks:  Austin Jackson, OT, USC (Balls)
  27. BAL Ravens: Jordan Elliot, IDL, Missouri (Lafrentzj)
  28. TEN Titans:  Terrell Lewis, EDGE, Alabama (Lord Panda)
  29. GB Packers: Patrick Queen, LB, LSU (Norie)
  30. SF 49ers: Jeff Gladney, CB, TCU (Robb)
  31. KC Chiefs:  Noah Igbinoghene, CB, Auburn (Screwitz)

So with this…let the games begin.

If you are going to be gone, let someone know and we will shift names around.  And if you are not interest and you want to be a little bitch…then let Robb know.

THE MOCK IS ACTIVE

Link to the Draft Network for player rankings/info

FA starts soon, and the Draft is in April…so it sounds like everyone is interested to do this again early April.

Super Bowl LIV Chiefs vs. 49ers:

They finally did it!   I’ve been a fan of the Chiefs since I started caring about football (early 90’s) and this has been a long time coming.  After a couple of home playoff wins where the old demons seemed to be back only to be vanquished by Mahomes and crew the Chiefs are in the Super Bowl.

If you put fan loyalties aside I think this is one of the best matchups football fans could of asked for.  Both teams have been excellent most of the year and both teams have exciting big play potential.  The Chiefs big plays tend to come on offense where the 49ers defense is usually the ones making big plays.  This game should be a battle and I expect a close high scoring affair.  Look for a key turnover or two to determine the out come.

There are many good story lines for this game.  From Dee Ford, to the new young QBs and even to Andy Reid with another opportunity to cement his claim as one of the all time greats.  I’m not going to get into all of them here.  What follows will be what I see as the keys to the game for each team and a game prediction.

49ers Key to the Game: Run the damn ball. I think we will see the 49ers try to keep up what has been working and that is run the ball.  If they can keep their offense on the field and run through KC like they did the Packers then that’s exactly what they will do.  While the 49ers are better equipped to do some damage through the air than the Titans were the Chiefs defensive strength has been in defending the pass.

On the defensive side the 49ers have to pressure Mahomes (with 4) while containing him inside the pocket.  Don’t give him an escape route and don’t give him too much time to have receivers get open.  There is tons of speed on the 49ers defense and this will be the biggest challenge Mahomes has faced all year.

Chiefs Keys to the Game:  The offensive line needs to hold up against a nasty front 7.  Give Mahomes the time he needs to survey the field and give the receivers the time to find the soft spot in the zone coverage.  49ers play mostly zone and they are very good at it.  Mahomes is also very good passing against zone coverage, strength vs. strength.  I also think screens will be a big part of this game to slow down the 49ers aggressiveness.    

On defense the Chiefs must first prove yet again they can slow down or stop the run.   They need to play as a team to fill the holes in the run game and seal the outside edge. Their goal should be to get to 3rd and 5+ and make Jimmy G beat you. This season the Chiefs have been very good at defending the pass when the can pin their ears back and rush the passer.


It’s a very similar breakdown of the Titans game and that is because I view the Niners as a much better version of the Titans.

Both these teams have tons and tons of talent and this Niners team will be the toughest challenge the Chiefs have faced.  While only 1 point I was personally surprised the Chiefs were the favored team.

In the end I see Mahomes continuing what has been a historically good playoffs.  I see the Chiefs defense stepping up again against the run and forcing more passes than the 49ers would ideally like and I see Jimmy G throwing a key pick.   I can’t wait for this game, this season has been amazing and the Chiefs are one win from their ultimate goal.

Chiefs win: 34-31

AFCW Week 13 Preview

Well…………Its safe to say that last week was a clusterfuck as big as a monkey fucking a football. Denver was destroyed by Buffalo and the Raiders were bitch slapped by the Jets. The Chargers and Chiefs were on their bye week and that was the best thing that happened to the division. This week we have the AFC West vs the AFC West. Let’s get into it.

Chargers at Broncos
The Chargers are traveling to the winter wonderland that is Denver to play the Broncos. The weather is calling for a high of 39 degrees. Perfect weather for running the ball and controlling the clock. The only question is which team will actually do that. Both teams have good running games with two good backs. To make things even more interesting, Rivers has started to regress and that is a big factor. Both teams have good pass rushers. The more you look at this game the more interesting it becomes.

The Broncos are a very tough team to beat at home and even harder in cold weather. The Chargers play well on the road against division teams and I expect them to do exactly that. This game will come down to a big play or two , a commitment to the run and great defense.

My Prediction: Broncos 23 Chargers 20

Fantasy Player of the Game: The running backs for both teams are a great call. Eckler/Gordon and Lindsay/Freeman. The only bad part is which duo will show up.

(Sidenote from Balls: Never trust a man that sports this look)

Raiders at Chiefs
This is a red flag game for the Raiders in every way. Carr has never won in Kansas City and he does not play well in the cold. To make matter worse, Andy Reid does not lose coming off a bye week. His teams are always ready. Add in it is a home game, that is like 3 strikes right there. Let’s take it a step further, WR Hill is playing which is not good for the Raiders but great for the Chiefs.

The Raiders have a great run game and are pissed after being destroyed by the Jets. That is the Chiefs weakest link. The Chiefs are well aware and are going to be ready for this. They also know that the Raiders have a huge issue with speed receivers which they have plenty of. This is going to be a the game that defines the division.

My Prediction: Chiefs 42 Raiders 17

Fantasy Player of the Game: Tyreek Hill is coming back and with his speed, the Raiders are in trouble. This guy is a nightmare for most teams but even worse for a bad secondary.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you and your families!

Regards,
The OG, AKA The Old Fart
JMC

AFCW Post Draft Review: Los Angeles Chargers

Some teams fared better than others in the 2019 NFL Draft, and that is especially the case in the AFC West. Now, that is to be expected when a team like the Raiders with needs all over the place head into the draft with 4 top 35 picks, and end up making 9 selections overall while a team like the Chiefs head into the draft with fewer picks including zero 1st round picks, and needs at few positions.

Lets start wit the Los Angeles Chargers.

Needs entering draft in order: DT, OG, OT, ILB, S, WR
Draft Selections: DT Jerry Tillery, S Nasir Adderley, OT Trey Pipkins, LB Drue Tranquill, QB Easton Stick, DE Emeke Egbule, DT Cortez Broughton

Best Pick: S Nasir Adderley – DT was a bigger need, and they got a good one in round 1 with Jerry Tillery so this was hard, but I think the pick of Nasir Adderley in Rd 2 was the Chargers’ best pick. I just love his game, and the versatility he bring to an already pretty loaded secondary. It will be a tall task to throw on the Chargers in 2020.

Worst Pick: OT Trey Pipkins – Listen, I’m as big of supporter as any in drafting a bit a project in that 3 rd range, but Pipkins could be had so much later. This was a pretty awful use of a good resource.

Under the Radar Pick: QB Easton Stick – Another player that was picked a little earler than most expected, but I loved it. Having a good backup QB is underrated in this league, even when you have an ironman in Philip Rivers. Stick doesn’t present a lot of upside in terms of a future starter, so I think you could do a lot worse than using a 5th rd pick on a career backup that can come in and pull out gritty wins when called upon for the next 8-10 years.

Overall: This was a great draft for the Chargers at the top, but fizzled soon after. Stick was a sneaky good pick in the 5th, but other than that after Adderley in round 2 I don’t see much upside in terms of future starter in the bunch. The 2 picks at the top are good enough to earn a solid grade.

Grade: B+

New 3 Round Mock Draft

Click the AFCW picks for highlights

1 Cardinals – Kyler Murray, QB Oklahoma (McNutty)
2 49ers – Nick Bosa, EDGE Ohio State (Balls)
3 NYJ – Quinnen Williams, IDL Alabama (Dude)
4 Raiders – Josh Allen, EDGE Kentucky (McNutty)
5 Bucs – Devin White, LB LSU (Balls)
6 Giants – Ed Oliver, IDL Houston (Dude)
7 Jags – Jawaan Taylor, OT Florida (McNutty)
8 Lions – T.J. Hockenson, TE Iowa (Balls)
9 Bills – Montez Sweat, EDGE Mississippi State (Dude)
10 TRADE: Redskins – Drew Lock, QB Mizzou (Dude)
11 Bengals – Devin Bush Jr., LB Michigan (Balls)
12 Packers – Andre Dillard, OT Washington State (Dude)
13 Fins – Dwayne Haskins, QB Ohio State (McNutty)
14 Falcons – Rashan Gary, EDGE Michigan (Balls)
15 TRADE: 3X Superbowl Champion Broncos – Greedy Williams, CB LSU (McNutty)
16 Panthers – Jonah Williams, OT Alabama (McNutty)
17 Giants – Daniel Jones, QB Duke (Balls)
18 Vikings – Garrett Bradbury, IOL NC State (Dude)
19 Titans – Clelin Ferrell, EDGE Clemson (McNutty)
20 Steelers – DeAndre Baker, CB Georgia (Balls)
21 Seahawks – Brian Burns, EDGE Florida State (Dude)
22 Ravens – D.K. Metcalf, WR Mississippi (McNutty)
23 Texans – Cody Ford, OT Oklahoma (Balls)
24 Fags – Marquise Brown, WR Oklahoma (Dude)
25 Iggles – N’Keal Harry, WR Arizona State (McNutty)
26 Colts – Byron Murphy, CB Washington (Balls)
27 Raiders – Noah Fant, TE Iowa (Dude)
28 Clippers – Christian Wilkins, IDL Clemson (McNutty)
29 TRADE: Browns – Chase Winovich, EDGE Michigan (Balls)
30 Packers – Johnathan Abram, S Mississippi State (Dude)
31 Rams – Erik McCoy, IOL Texas A&M (McNutty)
32 Pats – Dexter Lawrence, IDL Clemson (Balls)

2nd Round

33 Cards – Jerry Tillery, IDL Notre Dame (Dude)
34 Colts – Jeffery Simmons, IDL Mississippi State (McNutty)
35 Raiders – Rock Ya-Sin, CB Temple (Balls)
36 49ers – Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, S Florida (Dude)
37 Giants – Dalton Risner, OT Kansas State (McNutty)
38 Jags – A.J. Brown, WR Mississippi (Balls)
39 Bucs – Justin Layne, CB Michigan State (Dude)
40 Bills – Greg Little, OT Mississippi (McNutty)
41 Broncos – Chris Lindstrom, IOL Boston College (Balls)
42 Bengals – Kaleb McGary, OT Washington (Dude)
43 Lions – Mack Wilson, LB Alabama (McNutty)
44 Packers – Joshua Jacobs, RB Alabama (Balls)
45 Falcons- Amani Oruwariye, CB Penn State (Dude)
46 Broncos – Irv Smith Jr., TE Alabama (McNutty)
47 Panthers – Renell Wren, IDL Arizona State (Balls)
48 Fins – Ben Banogu, EDGE TCU (Dude)
49 Seahawks – Nasir Adderley, S Delaware (McNutty)
50 Vikings – Juan Thornhill, S Virginia (Balls)
51 Titans – Hakeem Butler, WR Iowa State (Dude)
52 Steelers – Parris Campbell, WR Ohio State (McNutty)
53 Iggles – Julian Love, CB Notre Dame (Balls)
54 Texans – Tytus Howard, OT Alabama State (Dude)
55 Texans – Taylor Rapp, S Washington (McNutty)
56 Pats – Jachai Polite, EDGE Florida (Balls)
57 Iggles – Darnell Savage, S Maryland (Dude)
58 Cowboys – Jace Sternberger, TE Texas A&M (McNutty)
59 Colts – Dre’Mont Jones, IDL Ohio State (Balls)
60 ClippersDavid Edwards, OT Wisconsin (Dude)
61 Chiefs – Andy Isabella, WR UMass (McNutty)
62 Saints – Trysten Hill, IDL UCF (Balls)
63 Chiefs – Lonnie Johnson Jr, CB Kentucky (Dude)
64 Pats – Deionte Thompson, S Alabama (McNutty)

3rd Round

65 Cards – Deebo Samuel, WR South Carolina (Balls)
66 Steelers – Josh Oliver, TE San Jose (Balls)
67 49ers – Riley Ridley, WR Georgia (Balls)
68 Jets – LJ Collier, Edge S TCU (Dude)
69 Jags – Jaylon Ferguson, Edge LA Tech (Dude)
70 Bucs – Christian Millers, Edge Bama (Dude)
71 Broncos – Blake Cashman, ILB Minnesota (McNutty)
72 Bengals – Elgton Jenkins, IOL Mississippi (McNutty)
73 Pats – Trayvon Mullen, CB Clemson (McNutty)
74 Bengals – Khalen Saunders, IDL Western Illinois (Balls)
75 Packers – Oshane Ximines, EDGE Old D (JMC’s nickname) (Balls)
76 Redskins – Joejuan Williams, CB Vandy (Balls)
77 Panthers – Amani Hooker, S Gay Ass College for Queers (Dude)
78 Fins – David Long, CB Michigan (Dude)
79 Falcons – Charles Omenihu, IDL Texas (Dude)
80 Browns – Michael Deiter, IOL Wisconsin (McNutty)
81 Vikings – Yodny Cajuste, OT West Virginia (McNutty)
82 Titans – Dawson Knox, TE Mississippi (McNutty)
83 Steelers – Germaine Pratt, LB NC State (Balls)
84 Chiefs – Sean Bunting, CB Central Michigan (Balls)
85 Ravens – Damien Harris, RB Bama (Balls)
86 Texans – Dru Samia, IOL Oklahoma (Dude)
87 Bears – Isaiah Johnson, CB Houston (Dude)
88 Lions – Zach Allen, EDGE BC (Dude)
89 Colts – Emanuel Hall, WR Mizzou (McNutty)
90 Cowboys – Jaquan Johnson, S Miami (McNutty)
91 Clippers – Tyree Jackson, QB Buffalo (McNutty)
92 SeahawksMiles Sanders, RB Penn State (Balls)
93 Jets – Miles Boykin, WR Notre Dame (Balls)
94 Rams – Vosean Joseph, LB Florida (Balls)