Most of the time when you here the words March Madness, you immediately think about the NCAA Basketball Tournament. This year, you will also think about the NFL, the salary cap and the number of teams that will be restructuring contracts, cutting seasoned vets and looking for every way they can get their team under the cap. Let the blood letting begin!!!
Today will mark the start of Free Agency (Legal Tampering) and there are some really interesting stories out there. Thursday, team will actually be able to have new players put pen to paper and make it official.
Lets look at a few hot stories within the division and Mock Draft 2.0. Each Article will feature a new Mock Draft until we get to the actual draft. Let’s get it.
Broncos new GM attends QB Trey Lance Pro day
After 2020, where do the Broncos need help the most
Patrick Mahomes restructures his contract to help the Chiefs cap space
Chiefs GM has work to do to protect QB Mahomes
OG Kyle Long coming out of retirement and his first visit is to the Raiders
What’s next for the Raiders Offensive Line
TE Hunter Henry won’t rule out a return to the Chargers
Chargers release CB Casey Hayward
It is noteworthy to say that with the salary cap being cut and not increased (FUCK COVID), we have seen some interesting and head scratching cuts and trades on the offensive line within the division. Here is a list of guys that have been cut or traded:
OG Trai Turner – Released (Chargers)
OG Cole Toner – Not Tendered (Chargers)
OT Trent Brown – Traded (Raiders)
OG Richie Incognito – Released (Raiders)
OG Gabe Jackson – Released (Not Official as of yet) (Raiders
OT Eric Fisher – Released (Chiefs)
OT Mitchell Schwartz – Released (Chiefs)
OC Austin Reiter – Free Agent (Chiefs)
WTF! The weird part about this is the Broncos are the only team that will return its entire Offensive Line. That is completely WRONG!
MOCK DRAFT 2.0 – 1ST ROUND
Denver – (9th Overall) Caleb Farley CB, Virginia Tech
Nothing changes here. This guy is a great fit for this team and has the skill set to be a pro bowler.
Chargers – (13th Overall) Rashawn Slater OT, Northwestern
Again, nothing changes here. After his pro day, the only thing that change this pick is him going higher. This guy is a flat out MONSTER!!!
Raiders – (17th Overall) Zaven Collins LB, Tulsa
First Change. The Raiders need a “Sam” backer that can rush the quarterback and also drop into coverage. At 6’4″ and 260 pounds, this guy is the chess piece that DC Bradley covets.
Chiefs – (31st Overall) Alijah Vera-Tucker OG, USC
Nothing changing here either. This guy is a stud and addressing the offensive line has become a flat out necessity for this team.
The next week will be flat out nuts so enjoy the mayhem. Follow ups to come…….