Friday, May 1, 2015

2015 NFL Draft First Round Grades

1: Tampa Bay Bucanneers
The Pick: QB Jameis Winston
The Grade: A+

Despite last second trade rumors for the pick, Tampa Bay ultimately made the predictable and rational decision selecting the best quarterback in the draft. I love Jameis' potential, skill set, and work ethic. I sincerely believe he will be the long-term face of a young, talented franchise on the rise.

2: Tennessee Titans
The Pick: QB Marcus Mariota
The Grade: C+

With all things considered, I cannot believe the Titans did not trade this pick. Mariota has upside and intangibles, but what he does NOT have is the ability to start day one and be an instant difference maker in this offense. Will take time to develop, would have preferred to see Tennessee gain abundance of talent/picks instead of selecting him.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Greg Hays Final 2015 NFL Mock Draft

1: Tampa Bay Bucaneers
Pick: QB Jameis Winston (FSU)

2: Philadelphia Eagles (via Trade up from Tenn)
Pick: QB Marcus Mariota (Oregon)

3: Jacksonville Jaguars
Pick: DE Dante Fowler Jr. (Florida)
*May seek to trade back

4: Oakland Raiders
Pick: WR Kevin White (West Virginia)

5: Washington Redskins
Pick: DT Leonard Williams (USC)

6: New York Jets
Pick: OLB/DE Vic Beasley (Clemson)

7: Chicago Bears
Pick: WR Amari Cooper (Alabama)

8: Atlanta Falcons
Pick: OLB/DE Alvin "Bud" Dupree (Kentucky)

9: San Diego Chargers (via Trade up from NYG)
Pick: RB Todd Gurley (Georgia)

10: Houston Texans (via Trade up from St. Louis)
Pick: WR DeVante Parker (Louisville)

11: Minnesota Vikings
Pick: OT Brandon Scherff (Iowa)

12: Cleveland Browns
Pick: NT Danny Shelton (Washington)

13: New Orleans Saints
Pick: CB Trae Waynes (Michigan State)

14: Miami Dolphins
Pick: OT La'el Collins (LSU)

15: San Francisco 49ers
Pick: CB Kevin Johnson (Wake Forrest)

16: St. Louis Rams (via Trade back from Houston)
Pick: CB Byron Jones (Connecticut)

17: New York Giants (via Trade back from San Diego)
Pick: OT Andrus Peat (Stanford)

18: Kansas City Chiefs
Pick: WR Breshad Perriman (UCF)

19: Baltimore Ravens (via Trade up from Cleveland)
Pick: RB Melvin Gordon (Wisconsin)

20: Tennessee Titans (via Trade back from Philly)
Pick: DE Arik Armstead (Oregon)

21: Cincinnati Bengals
Pick: S Landon Collins (Alabama)

22: Pittsburgh Steelers
Pick: CB Marcus Peters (Washington)

23: Detroit Lions
Pick: Malcom Brown (Texas)

24: Arizona Cardinals
Pick: DT Eddie Goldman (FSU)

25: Carolina Panthers
Pick: OT Ereck Flowers (Miami)

26: Cleveland Browns (via Trade back from Baltimore)
Pick: WR Jaelen Strong (Arizona State)

27: Dallas Cowboys
Pick: DE Randy Gregory (Nebraska)

28: Denver Broncos
Pick: TE Maxx Williams (Minnesota)

29: Indianapolis Colts
Pick: OT D.J. Humphries (Florida)

30: Green Bay Packers
Pick: ILB Eric Kendricks (UCLA)

31: New Orleans Saints
Pick: DE/OLB Eli Harold (Virginia)

32: New England Patriots
Pick: CB Eric Rowe (Utah)

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Greg Hays NFL Mock Draft 2.0

With the 2015 NFL draft coming up fast, the sports world seems to be buzzing with NFL draft rumors, mocks, and analysis from all different directions.

Since it has been a few months since I last published a mock draft, I decided it was the perfect time to do so. This mock draft is special, since it will be the first time I include potential trades.

Let the fun begin!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Greg Hays' 2015 NFL Mock Draft: Who Does Your Team Take?

*Mock draft reflects teams as currently constructed and does not take into account possible trades in draft position*

1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Leonard Williams, DT, Southern California
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Despite the popular narrative that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will inevitably go with one of the standout quarterbacks in this draft class (Mariota, Winston)- I believe after neglecting to draft a single defensive player in last years draft they will go with the highest rated defensive player in the entire draft with their first overall pick.

At 6'5'' and weighing in at just under 300 lbs. Williams is extremely explosive for his size and his versatile combination of run stopping/pass rushing abilities will help solidify the Buccaneers defensive line.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

5 Perfect Late Round Draft Prospects for Philadelphia

With the 2014 NFL draft right around the corner, mock drafts are heating up as we all frantically scramble to create the perfect scenarios of what will happen.

While I have spent much of my time worrying about what the Philadelphia Eagles will do within the first few rounds, I decided to switch it up and scout some late-round prospects that would be perfect for the new Eagles schemes and culture!

I found five very talented, underrated players, studied them, and provided my quick scouting report of each player below.