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NFL Draft Day!!

18 NFL Draft Top 10 Predictions

Written by Francis S Estepan.  April 26th, 2018

The NFL draft goes on for what it feels to be weeks even though is only a couple days.  Many teams are going to be making moves to see if they can improve from last year.  Other teams want to improve 2-3 years from now (you know who you are).  With the upcoming draft in a couple days let’s take a look at some possibilities (assuming that no trades happen):

  1. Cleveland Browns – Saquon Barkley, RB – Everybody is counting on them taking a QB. The Browns are unpredictable, they have won 1 game in the last 2 seasons. But as off recent, they are making moves, they signed Tyrod Taylor (yea, for them, good move). Only Johnson Jr is the only RB coming back from next year. So they draft Barkley, a young RB with great potential and put him next to Carlos Hyde. Steal the Saints playbook they used for Ingram and Kamara. Successful season. Maybe even playoffs.
  2. New York Giants – Baker Mayfield, RB – Let’s be honest, the Giants were hard to watch last year. Draft wise, regardless what they need, they should take the best player available (Baker Mayfield). There is no defending Eli Manning down trend. If Webb didn’t get a shot when the whole benching fiasco went down, just means that he is not they guy they are looking for. They already have too many running backs on the roster. Lastly, if they are serious about pairing Odell and Dez they are going need a guy that can handle the pressure and sling the ball out there to those guys. Mayfield has the swagger New York needs.
  3. New Jersey Jets – Josh Rosen, RB – The Jets are hoping that their QB rotation doesn’t add up to be as many as the Browns. Rosen would get what he wants, to be in the spotlight (but not the real spot lights, cause is the Jets) and look like the smartest guy in the room (even if he isn’t). The Jets have 4 QBs on the roster, the only thing between Rosen and the starting job is Bridgewater health. Either way Rosen is injury prone and the Jets have bad luck with QBs. (Imagine the revenues & media attention!! Giants vs Jets!! Mayfield vs Rosen!!
  4. Cleveland Browns – Sam Darnold, QB – Darnold is next years starting QB for the Cleveland Browns (unless somehow Tyrod Taylor can make Super Bowl Miracle happen! Is that possible?). Give Sam practice Reps, a new workout plan, his own dietitian and as much as garbage team as possible. Mix it all well and hope that you have a Dak-Zeke 2.0 combination. Really is all a big “what if” remember they are the Browns.
  5. Denver Broncos – Josh Allen, QB – Rumors are that John Elway likes this guy. That been the case, then high possibility that he is getting drafted. Case Keenum will need to (also) make miracles happen in Denver if he thinking of staying there long term.
  6. Indianapolis Colts – Quenton Nelson, OG – This pick is a commitment to Andrew Luck health/ piece of mind. The Colts don’t have much to work with. On the plus side Ballard is already seeing as a better coach than Pagano, simply because he doesn’t have a coaching job. Good luck to pagano on his new “NFL Consultant” position, am sure his biggest advice would be to not let your franchise QB get hurt. I repeat the Colts don’t have much to work with, just getting Luck out on the field would be an accomplishments. (Possible team to be drafting for the 2-3 year plan.)
  7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Minkah Fitzpatrick, CB – Bucs payed Mike Evans to be an unstoppable target on the offense next to Jameis. Now they get to take care of the defense. Fitzpatrick will be NFL ready after a 3 year college run. Honestly, I would be searching for tapes of him and Evans going at each other during practice.
  8. Chicago Bears – Tramine Edmunds, LB – The Bears heavily relied on their defense last season. In theory, Mitchell Trubisky is going to keep the offense on the field for a longer period of time (maybe). Edmunds will strengthen and already good defense. Give him the JaDaveon Clowney treatment, no pressure just work on developing and playing the right way.
  9. San Francisco 49ers. Roquan Smith, LB – 49ers are the hottest team in the NFL right now. Expectations are high for Jimmy & The Gang. Everybody will be looking forward to Sherman in the secondary (he is making the team right?). Smith will fit well into the defensive schemes. And If Jimmy & The Gang work to perfection putting opposing offenses against the wall. Smith could be the X Factor that becomes a nightmare for them.
  10. Oakland Raiders – Mike McGlinchey, T – so the same logic from the Colts overview applies here, protect your QB. Whether the rumors of the offensive line letting defenses through was true or not, Derek Carr needs to be protected. Gruden got some high expectations to meet with that large paycheck. The Raiders haven’t really made any big time moves and all eyes will be on them.

Draft rant: One the draft starts all mock drafts, predictions are going out the window. As usually it will become a flea market.  My only concern or annoyance with the draft is the fact that every team waits tit the last second to announce their pick.  So we the viewers get to see 3 minutes of random background phone call rings, players talking to their agents in the room or just random clips of people making phone calls with the caption off “Inaudible Speech”, which is a lie, because if they caught what LeBron said to Lonzo at the end of the game, nothing is impossible nor inaudible.

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Back to football, do you Agree or Disagree with the Predictions??

 

Jazz vs Thunder!! Game Preview!!Cut The Quit!! Jason Jerell!!

Jazz vs Thunder!! Game Preview!!Cut The Quit!! Jason Jerell!!

In this video Francis sits down with Jason Jerell and talks about the NBA Matchup Jazz Vs Thunder, NBA games and Lebron James.  Jason Jerell is a former football player for Idaho State University and also founder of the “Cut The Quit/ Cheat Death Not Sets” Movement.  Watch the video and leave a Comment.

Spurs Are Packing A Revenge Punch!!

Spurs Are Packing A Revenge Punch!!

Francis S Estepan.  Published April 13th, 2018

Under 24 hours till the beginning of the first game of this year’s NBA Playoffs.  The San Antonio Spurs will travel to Oakland for the first game against the Golden State Warriors.  Last year, these teams met in the Western Conference Finals where the Warriors came out on top.  Neither team was able to reach the 60 game win mark, also their playoff seeding changed a bit as well.  Both teams are dealing with injuries to major players, but both teams have found a way into the playoffs and the matchup couldn’t be any better.

Spurs want revenge!! They may not say it or show it, but revenge is fueling Popovich’s team right now.  The Spurs are a very composed team that are not going to lose their “cool.”  The biggest distraction has been the Kawhi Leonard situation, being only 3 games shy of another 50 win season sounds like a good solution.  Don’t pay too much attention to their 7th seed standing record, Popovich has the time to form up schemes to stress out the Warriors.

The Warriors go to play is the Steph- KD pick and roll.  Without Steph, KD and Klay has to carry the offensive load with Draymond Green as the 3rd option.  The defense will hold their own vs any team, but relying on streaky shooters such as Swaggy P and Cook may be a problem.  Kerr is a great coach and he will figure out a way to work the bench rotation but all errors have to be limited.  Any sign of frustration or weakness will exploited.

The Warriors are the favorite to win the series.  They should be extremely confident in their performance and their 4 All Star players.  The Houston Rockets are the team that is set to dethrone them.  For the Spurs, revenge is best served cold and what would be colder than the Spurs sending the champions on an early trip out of the playoffs.

 

 

 

Key matchups:

  • KD vs Aldridge: At some point in time we will see this 2 going at each other. Aldridge is bigger and heavier than KD which can create some bully ball opportunity down low. On the other side KD length and unlimited range could require Aldridge to come out to the 3 point line.
  • Klay Thompson vs Dejounte Murray: Murray is nowhere near the level of player that Klay Thompson is (yet), but the potential is there. If Klay can prevent his numbers going down in the playoffs, the Warriors will be fine. But if they do (like last year), Murray could become a breakout story.
  • Draymond Green Vs Rudy Gay: In 11 years Rudy has only being to the playoffs once. He is coming off a season ending injury, averaging career low in minutes and scoring. Opportunity could be knocking on his door and there is no better way to answer it by outperforming one of the NBAs elite defenders.
  • Role Players: JaVale Vs Pau!! Young Vs Ginobili!! Livingston Vs Parker!! Iguodala Vs Bertans!! Quinn Cook Vs Bryn Forbes!! One of this matchups could be the one that shifts the scale. Look for Popovich to exploit the bench matchups that will force KD and Thompson to become overwhelm.

Watch The Video:

Spurs Vs Warriors!! Round 1!! NSS!! NBA Playoffs Preview!!

Who Wins?