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2-Round Mock Draft w/ Coaching Changes & Trades

2020.10.19 01:09 boanerges77 2-Round Mock Draft w/ Coaching Changes & Trades

Used the NFL Playoff Predictor to predict the remaining games from here on out, so feel free to yell at me if you don't think your team will be as bad as they appear here.
But first!

Coaching Changes

Already, the Atlanta Falcons (Dan Quinn) and Houston Texans (Bill O'Brien) have moved on from their current head coaches. The next team to make a move is the New York Jets (Adam Gase), which could come at any point really. We'll go ahead and add in the Jacksonville Jaguars (Doug Marrone) who finish a dismal 2-14 on the season, along with the Detroit Lions (Matt Patricia) who miss the playoffs at 7-9. And there's often one or two surprise moves, so for the sake of having a surprise in here, the Philadelphia Eagles and Doug Pederson split ways. Eagles fans, before you riot, I don't think he does, just again, adding a surprise pick, and by nature of a coin toss bracket of 4-teams you lost.
To fill the vacancies, the Houston Texans strike first, reportedly, convincing Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy to come coach Deshaun Watson following the Chiefs return to the Super Bowl. Seems like a fairly natural pairing, as Watson has already expressed some private interest in having Bieniemy coach him next season.
For the Jets vacancy, they pull the trigger on Saints offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael, looking for a steady hand to build a winning culture. The Atlanta Falcons make their hire soon afterwards, hiring Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, hoping he can either salvage the last few seasons out of Matt Ryan, or groom a replacement much like Daboll did with Josh Allen.
The Detroit Lions make their move as well, hiring Titans play caller Arthur Smith to run the show in Detroit, hoping he can recreate some of the magic Smith put together with Derrick Henry and Ryan Tannehill in Tennessee. For the Eagles, they convince Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley to leave the college ranks and come to the NFL. And finally, the Jaguars fill their vacancy, bringing in their former QB Byron Leftwich to run the team.

First Round Mock Draft

1.) New York Jets (1-15) - QB Trevor Lawrence, Clemson - Unless Sam Darnold triumphantly returns to tally a few wins and pull the Jets from the #1 overall pick, the Jets should begin their new future under Carmichael with the top QB prospect in years.
2.) Jacksonville Jaguars (2-14) - QB Justin Fields, Ohio State - While QB Gardner Minshew has had some fun moments, a 2-14 season doesn't bode well for his chances of showing the Jaguars he can be their franchise QB. Even Mitch Trubisky has managed to take advantage of Detroit's porous passing defense, and Minshew's struggles today call his franchise status into question. Leftwich grabs a talented QB in Fields, who returns to action next week.
TRADE: Moving up from the 9th overall pick, the 49ers send 1.9, a 2021 4th, and a 2022 1st round pick to the Falcons for #3 overall.
3.) San Francisco 49ers (5-11) - QB Trey Lance, North Dakota State - Putting Lance in Kyle Shanahan's offense would be the ideal situation for the 49ers, who should definitely consider moving on from Jimmy G if they end up picking in the top 10. While a future first may be a lot, it's worked for plenty of teams to target high potential players, like the Chiefs did with Patrick Mahomes.
4.) Washington Football Team (3-13) - OT Penei Sewell, Oregon - The Football Team finds their replacement for former LT Trent Williams, as Sewell is the best offensive tackle prospect in the last few seasons. Without any adequate QB options here, they opt for protection for whoever ends up their new QB.
5.) New York Giants (3-13) - WR Ja'Marr Chase, LSU - The Giants grab the draft's top wide receiver in Chase, who was a major piece to LSU's title run in 2019. He opted out of the current 2020 season, but still figures to be an early first round pick.
6.) Cincinnati Bengals (3-12-1) - WR DeVonta Smith, Alabama - Climbing the ranks this year is Smith, who posted an insane 11 catches, 167 yards and 2 touchdowns against #3 Georgia yesterday. The Bengals add him to their WR room, giving Joe Burrow the weapons he'll need.
7.) Miami Dolphins via HOU (4-12) - WR Jaylen Waddle, Alabama - Three wide receivers in a row demonstrates how fantastic the top of this draft is with playmakers. With the pick coming from Houston, the Dolphins use their first of 2 top-15 picks to add an elite wide receiver.
TRADE: The Cleveland Browns send their first-round pick this year (#17) along with a 2022 first and a 2021 third to the Minnesota Vikings for their selection at #8.
8.) Cleveland Browns (9-7) - LB Micah Parsons, Penn State - The Browns move up to add the best linebacker prospect in this class. Parsons is a fantastic athlete at 240 lbs, and would fill the need in the middle of their defense. He's personally my #3 player in the class, so the cost here is definitely worth it for such a nice mix of talent and need.
9.) Atlanta Falcons via SF - EDGE Gregory Rousseau, Miami - The Falcons, who always seem to be rumored to be moving up for a defensive playmaker, are able to move down, add extra picks, and add the pass rusher they've been needing in Rousseau.
10.) Denver Broncos (5-11) - CB Patrick Surtain II, Alabama - Another Tide defender as Vic Fangio adds the tall, athletic corner to pair with emerging corner Michael Ojemudia. Capable of man coverage and zone, Surtain can do whatever is needed of him.
11.) Los Angeles Chargers (5-10-1) - G Wyatt Davis, Ohio State - I've praised Davis before, and I'm incredibly excited to see him back in action here shortly. If he continues his elite play from 2019, he could easily find himself drafted by a team like the Chargers in the top half of the first round, a team needing some serious reinforcements on the interior.
12.) Philadelphia Eagles (6-9-1) - LB Dylan Moses, Alabama - The Eagles also could look at wide receiver here, but the deep WR class means that Philly may want to prioritize a smart, athletic linebacker like Moses here while they can.
13.) Miami Dolphins (7-9) - EDGE Patrick Jones II, Pittsburgh - Jones is perhaps the most underrated prospect so far, as he's been dominant in the 2020 season so far, leading the nation with 7.0 sacks on the year. He's a big bodied edge rusher, which fits well for Flores' scheme.
14.) Detroit Lions (7-9) - DT Christian Barmore, Alabama - Detroit's defense needs a lot of work, and that can start right in the middle with a disruptive player like Christian Barmore, who has been a great piece for the Crimson Tide so far this season.
15.) Arizona Cardinals (8-8) - TE Kyle Pitts, Florida - More of a pass-catching flex end than an in-line blocker, Pitts paired with the electric play of Kyler Murray would make for a fun offense to watch. The Cardinals add him here, upgrading their TE position.
16.) Carolina Panthers (8-8) - OT Dillon Radunz, North Dakota State - The Panthers traded for LT Russell Okung as a place holder for this season, so unless they plan to bring him back for another season, adding a replacement with a high potential tackle like Radunz would be wise for Matt Rhule's team, which has been a tough out so far this year.
17.) Minnesota Vikings (4-12) via CLE - G Trey Smith, Tennessee - The Vikings offensive line needs some help on the interior. Thus, they target Smith, a powerful interior lineman from Knoxville who can open zones up for RB Dalvin Cook to continue his strong level of play.
18.) Las Vegas Raiders (9-7) - S Jevon Holland, Oregon - The Raiders could use some additional talent on the defensive side of the ball, and pairing Jevon Holland and Jonathan Abram could be a really fun duo on the back end in Vegas.
TRADE: The Chicago Bears move up from #23 to leapfrog the Patriots and Colts, sending a 2022 second round pick and their 6th to Dallas to make the move.
19.) Chicago Bears (10-6) - QB Kyle Trask, Florida - The Bears defense has been very good. So good that they've played themselves out of a top pick in the draft, meaning they'll need to be aggressive if there's a QB they like in the draft. For Nagy's offense, Trask would make a lot of sense, especially if he continues to put up big numbers in Gainesville this season.
20.) New England Patriots (9-7) - OT Alex Leatherwood, Alabama - Leatherwood becomes the sixth Crimson Tide player taken in the first round, and he fits in New England, either as a tackle or a guard, as he's versatile enough to play either one. With G Joe Thuney on a 1-year tag, the Patriots may be needing a replacement here.
21.) Indianapolis Colts (10-6) - EDGE Kwity Paye, Michigan - Rumor out of Ann Arbor is that Paye and Hutchinson have been dominant in training camp. If Paye can live up to the hype, then he'd be a great fit for the Colts defensive line, as a powerful and athletic edge with a ton of potential.
22.) Jacksonville Jaguars via LAR (10-6) - CB Shaun Wade, Ohio State - The Jaguars add Wade, a versatile cornerback who would pair quite nicely with C.J. Henderson and co. The Rams have a quality bounceback season, but this pick still belongs to the Jaguars after moving it for Jalen Ramsey.
23.) Dallas Cowboys (10-6) via CHI - CB Caleb Farley, Virginia Tech - Even with Dak Prescott out after a bad ankle injury, the Cowboys still have a lot of talent, and perhaps the top backup QB in the league in Andy Dalton. They manage to claim the NFC East title, as the division as a whole sees a down year. Their defense needs major help in the secondary.
24.) Buffalo Bills (11-5) - CB Derion Kendrick, Clemson - An edge rusher is tempting, but the Bills did just add A.J. Epenesa, and have an equally large, if not larger, need for reinforcements in the secondary. Enter Kendrick, who has been a big piece of a dominant Clemson defense this season.
25.) New Orleans Saints (11-5) - EDGE Carlos Basham Jr., Wake Forest - A strong start to the year from Trey Hendrickson may price him out of a return to New Orleans. If the Saints aren't confident in Marcus Davenport, they could target a high caliber edge like Basham to step into the rotation, if not start.
26.) Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4) - OT Samuel Cosmi, Texas - Cosmi drops a bit, but its Pittsburgh's pleasure to end the fall, adding him to their lineup. With offensive tackle a major need, the Steelers grab one of the best pass protectors in college football.
27.) Green Bay Packers (14-2) - LB Chazz Surratt, North Carolina - Perhaps more important than finding additional wide receivers for Rodgers is finding another inside linebacker. Surratt is a very smart player who would fit well in Green Bay.
28.) Baltimore Ravens (14-2) - C/G Creed Humphrey, Oklahoma - The Ravens already have a handful of Sooners on their offense in Mark Andrews, Hollywood Brown, and Orlando Brown Jr. so why not add another, especially one like Humphrey, who fills a big need on the interior of the line.
TRADE: The Washington Football Team sends its second round pick (2.36) along with their 2021 fourth rounder, and a 2022 fourth rounder to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
29.) Washington Football Team - QB Zach Wilson, BYU - Wilson has played his way into first-round contention so far this year. His leadership and poise bringing the Cougars back from a deficit last week was impressive. Wilson heads to the nation's capital to quarterback the Football Team for Ron Rivera.
30.) Tennessee Titans (13-3) - EDGE Victor Dimukeje, Duke - Trailing just half a sack behind Jones II for the nation's lead, Dimukeje has capitalized on the season so far, tallying 6.5 sacks already, on pace to break his 2019 tally of 8.5 despite the shorter season. He gives the Titans another pass rusher to go along with Harold Landry and potentially Clowney, if they bring him back.
31.) Kansas City Chiefs (14-2) - C Josh Myers, Ohio State - When you're paying Patrick Mahomes a butt ton of money, it's probably wise to keep him nice and healthy, something that drafting Myers likely does. Whether putting him at guard, or replacing Reiter at center, Myers could be a day one starter for Andy Reid and co.
32.) New York Jets via SEA - RB Travis Etienne, Clemson - The thought of reuniting Lawrence and Etienne was fun when it was Jacksonville where that was considered most likely, but with the Jets overtaking the spot for #1 and the Jets cutting Le'Veon Bell, perhaps the two could end up in a different shade of green.

Second Round

33.) New York Jets - WR Rondale Moore, Purdue
34.) Jacksonville Jaguars - DT Jalen Twyman, Pittsburgh
35.) Atlanta Falcons - CB Tyson Campbell, Georgia
36.) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (12-4) - EDGE Quincy Roche, Miami - The Bucs add Roche to the fold, pairing him opposite of Shaq Barrett to disrupt opposing QB's in an attempt to get Brady a Super Bowl in a new Zip Code.
37.) New York Giants - EDGE Hamilcar Rashed Jr., Oregon State
38.) Cincinnati Bengals - OT Jalen Mayfield, Michigan
39.) Miami Dolphins via HOU - RB Najee Harris, Alabama
40.) Jacksonville Jaguars via MIN - TE Pat Freiermuth, Penn State
41.) San Francisco 49ers - CB Jaycee Horn, South Carolina
42.) Denver Broncos - DT Jay Tufele, USC
43.) Los Angeles Chargers - CB Eric Stokes, Georgia
44.) Philadelphia Eagles - WR Rashod Bateman, Minnesota
45.) Miami Dolphins - S Paris Ford, Pittsburgh
46.) Detroit Lions - WR Chris Olave, Ohio State
47.) Arizona Cardinals - EDGE Jayson Oweh, Penn State
48.) Carolina Panthers - LB Nick Bolton, Missouri
49.) Cleveland Browns - EDGE Aidan Hutchinson, Michigan
50.) Las Vegas Raiders - LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Notre Dame
51.) Dallas Cowboys - S Hamsah Nasirildeen, Florida State
52.) New England Patriots - DT Marvin Wilson, Florida State
53.) Indianapolis Colts - WR Terrace Marshall, LSU
54.) Los Angeles Rams - EDGE Joseph Ossai, Texas - The Rams add some pass rushing help on the outside with Ossai, a crafty edge rusher out of Austin.
55.) Chicago Bears - OT Jackson Carmen, Clemson
56.) Buffalo Bills - WR Seth Williams, Auburn
57.) New Orleans Saints - QB Jamie Newman, Georgia/Wake Forest
58.) Pittsburgh Steelers - CB Elijah Molden, Washington
59.)Green Bay Packers - WR Amon-Ra St. Brown, USC
60.) Baltimore Ravens - S Andre Cisco, Syracuse
61.) Tampa Bay Buccaneers - OT Daniel Faalele, Minnesota
62.) Tennessee Titans - TE Brevin Jordan, Miami
63.) Kansas City Chiefs - WR Sage Surratt, Wake Forest
64.) Seattle Seahawks (14-2) - OT Rashawn Slater, Northwestern - After winning the 2021 Super Bowl, the Seahawks add some extra protection for Russell Wilson. Slater can play either tackle or guard, making him an easy plug for the Seahawks line.
Anyways, yell at me for how dumb the decisions I made for your team are. Or not. You're allowed to be nice. Hope you've at least been moderately entertained.
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2020.06.08 18:00 cilantro_samosa [OC] What would rosters look like if you took the top 700 players in WS/48 and put them on teams they grew up near?

If you're not a fan of reading a lot of text, here's the imgur link to rosters, although you should know I added 12 new teams! There is a TL;DR at the bottom!

Inspiration

Ever since LeBron went back to Cleveland, it's always fascinated me on what rosters would look like if everyone went home. I did this recently for the current rosters (all 514 players that played a game in 2019-2020 plus Jusuf Nurkic, who would have returned had the season continued normally)!

Player Pool and Team Pool

I used the top 699 players who have at least 15000 minutes played in their career (this is the Play Index query).
Why 15000 minutes played? Because that's the standard set by Basketball-Reference to get on their career leaderboard. I do realize it somewhat shortchanges some players who spent most of their career in the ABA and players who burned bright but had injury troubles, but I had to stop somewhere! I added three players (Arvydas Sabonis, Bill Walton and George Mikan) for a total of 702. These players haven't played enough minutes, but are featured in All-Time ESPN NBARank and Bill Simmons Hall of Fame Pyramid.

I started off with the current 30 teams. To split up the Lakers and Clippers, I gave the Clippers their proposed Inglewood site.
As I looked at the map of player hometowns, I realized that there were some areas that had a lot of players, but few close NBA teams. Based off city population and arena size, I added 12 new teams (this would work out great with an 82 game schedule, as teams would play everyone else once at home and once away).

New Teams:
Team Arena (Capacity) Notables
Anaheim Amigos Honda Center (18336) Kawhi Leonard, Reggie Miller, Bill Walton
Birmingham Barons Legacy Arena (17654) Charles Barkley, Eric Bledsoe, Artis Gilmore
Long Island Knights Nassau Coliseum (14500) Julius Erving, Andre Drummond, Bob Cousy
Louisville Colonels KFC Yum Center (22090) Larry Bird, Rajon Rondo, Dave Cowens
Newark Americans Prudential Center (18711) Kyrie Irving, Rick Barry, Shaquille O'Neal
North Little Rock RimRockers Simmons Bank Arena (18000) Scottie Pippen, Sidney Moncrief, Joe Johnson
Pittsburgh Ironmen PPG Paints Arena (19100) Jerry West, Pete Maravich, John Havlicek
Raleigh Cougars PNC Arena (19722) Michael Jordan, John Wall, Alonzo Mourning
Seattle SuperSonics KeyArena (18600) John Stockton, Steve Nash, Detlef Schrempf
Shreveport Storm CenturyLink Center (13000) Karl Malone, Joe Dumars, Willis Reed
South Side Sky Wintrust Arena (10387) Dwyane Wade, Derrick Rose, Anthony Davis
Spirits of St. Louis Enterprise Center (22000) Bradley Beal, Andre Iguodala, Harry Gallatin

The Process

I created rotations to the best of my ability, but I am not proclaiming these as the be-all, end-all
Next phase was to add international players
And with that, here are the all-time hometown rosters including internationals! (If you're more of a visual person, here's the imgur link where I also included key stats and awards)

Anaheim Amigos

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
darren collison reggie miller george yardley kawhi leonard bill walton
greg anthony jim barnett greg ballard cliff levingston mark eaton
jared dudley bryon russell keith van horn coby dietrick

Atlanta Hawks

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
walt frazier dale ellis shareef abdur-rahim larry nance dwight howard
norm nixon lou williams mike mitchell al horford dikembe mutombo
sedale threatt jeff malone chris morris horace grant dale davis
matt harpring sam mitchell josh smith tree rollins
kentavious caldwell-pope willie anderson derrick favors elmore smith
shandon anderson al-farouq aminu harvey grant wayne cooper
jim fox
zaza pachulia

Birmingham Barons

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
eric bledsoe wesley person john drew charles barkley artis gilmore
tr dunn robert horry antonio mcdyess ben wallace
gerald wallace larry kenon theo ratliff
derrick mckey clarence weatherspoon

Boston Celtics

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
dana barros vinny del negro
travis best

Brooklyn Nets

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
lenny wilkens chris mullin bernard king connie hawkins ray felix
stephon marbury world b free billy cunningham anthony mason
carl braun rolando blackman roger brown rudy larusso
mark jackson vinnie johnson lamar odom taj gibson
dick mcguire brian winters jim mcmillian john salley
rafer alston jr smith

Charlotte Hornets

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
chris paul stephen curry james worthy kevin garnett brad daugherty
darrell armstrong ray allen david thompson bobby jones jermaine o'neal
sleepy floyd walter davis alex english happy hairston clifford ray
bobby jackson khris middleton xavier mcdaniel antawn jamison
jim cleamons josh howard
jeff mcinnis tyrone corbin
anthony johnson

Chicago Bulls

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
isiah thomas jeff hornacek shawn marion terry cummings george mikan
doc rivers hersey hawkins mark aguirre toni kukoc dan issel
shaun livingston michael finley luol deng mickey johnson bill laimbeer
corey maggette don nelson jim brewer joakim noah
nick anderson dave corzine
nazr mohammed

Cleveland Cavaliers

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
larry jones michael redd lebron james neil johnston nate thurmond
antonio daniels kevin martin james posey charles oakley zydrunas ilgauskas
eric snow alvin robertson ruben patterson gus johnson anderson varejao
dick snyder phil hubbard

Dallas Mavericks

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
deron williams ricky pierce dennis rodman dirk nowitzki chris bosh
mookie blaylock cj miles willie naulls larry johnson lamarcus aldridge
spud webb kenyon martin tony battie
jj barea kurt thomas alton lister

Denver Nuggets

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
chauncey billups micheal ray richardson danilo gallinari paul millsap nene hilario
chuck williams scott wedman

Detroit Pistons

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
magic johnson steve smith george gervin draymond green mel daniels
archie clark ralph simpson shane battier chris webber dan roundfield
bj armstrong jason richardson campy russell dave debusschere kevin willis
johnny davis morris peterson jalen rose rudy tomjanovich
trent tucker jay vincent derrick coleman
voshon lenard steve mix grant long
terry tyler terry mills
ben poquette

Golden State Warriors

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
gary payton damian lillard jason kidd antonio davis bill russell
kc jones phil smith willie wise paul silas drew gooden
phil chenier brent barry cliff robinson rich kelley
tom meschery darnell hillman
kurt rambis

Houston Rockets

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
slater martin clyde drexler jimmy butler hakeem olajuwon yao ming
joe caldwell rashard lewis luis scola deandre jordan
dwight jones zelmo beaty
emeka okafor
kendrick perkins

Indiana Pacers

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
oscar robertson jim paxson gordon hayward george mcginnis clyde lovellette
louie dampier dick van arsdale terry dischinger jerry lucas brad miller
mike conley ron harper kevin grevey zach randolph rik smits
john paxson jon mcglocklin johnny green wayne embry
george hill bonzi wells kent benson
jeff teague mike woodson
allen leavell eric gordon
courtney lee

Long Island Knights

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
bob cousy wally szczerbiak julius erving vin baker andre drummond
calvin murphy randy smith charles smith tobias harris marcus camby
michael adams danny green mike riordan rick mahorn mike gminski
foots walker john williamson tom gugliotta leroy ellis
frank brickowski

Los Angeles Clippers

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
russell westbrook james harden paul pierce kiki vandeweghe swen nater
dennis johnson bill sharman demar derozan jamaal wilkes elden campbell
mack calvin paul westphal tayshaun prince dave greenwood
andre miller byron scott chris mills curtis rowe
reggie theus steve kerr
jay humphries kyle korver
brandon jennings arron afflalo

Los Angeles Lakers

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
gilbert arenas gail goodrich paul george pau gasol tyson chandler
baron davis michael cooper marques johnson sydney wicks darrall imhoff
jrue holiday stacey augmon trevor ariza lonnie shelton amir johnson
lucious harris rick fox mel hutchins

Louisville Colonels

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
rajon rondo hal greer larry bird dave cowens wes unseld
glen combs frank ramsey cliff hagan brian grant dave robisch
freddie lewis derek anderson allan houston tyrone hill clyde lee
don buse clem haskins jack coleman lasalle thompson

Memphis Grizzlies

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
anfernee hardaway adrian smith corliss williamson bailey howell spencer haywood
bingo smith rich jones michael cage marc gasol
thaddeus young sam lacey
lorenzen wright

Miami Heat

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
derek harper mitch richmond eddie jones otis thorpe rony seikaly
goran dragic raja bell udonis haslem otto moore

Milwaukee Bucks

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
terry porter dan majerle latrell sprewell giannis antetokounmpo andrew bogut
devin harris fred brown caron butler bob netolicky jim chones
nick van exel wesley matthews don kojis loy vaught
bill hanzlik ersan ilyasova
luc mbah a moute

Minnesota Timberwolves

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
ricky rubio ron boone harrison barnes vern mikkelsen kevin mchale
kirk hinrich mike miller bob boozer
mark olberding
nick collison

New Orleans Pelicans

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
dj augustin kerry kittles danny granger bob pettit demarcus cousins
mo williams don chaney purvis short hot rod williams al jefferson
avery johnson mahmoud abdul-rauf cincinnatus powell brandon bass greg monroe
chris duhon reggie evans erick dampier
george johnson

New York Knicks

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
tiny archibald richie guerin metta world peace dolph schayes kareem abdul-jabbar
kemba walker charlie scott tom sanders tom heinsohn patrick ewing
rod strickland jeff mullins mario elie elton brand sam perkins
kenny anderson gus williams jamal mashburn david west tom owens
kenny smith ben gordon rodney mccray ed pinckney billy paultz
vern fleming ray williams olden polynice

Newark Americans

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
kyrie irving bob sura rick barry troy murphy shaquille o'neal
brian taylor bob weiss kelly tripucka al harrington
al attles eric williams tim thomas
brevin knight

North Little Rock RimRockers

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
derek fisher sidney moncrief scottie pippen larry smith caldwell jones
joe johnson glen rice wil jones joe barry carroll
eddie miles andrew lang

Oklahoma City Thunder

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
mark price john starks thabo sefolosha blake griffin alvan adams
craig ehlo wayman tisdale serge ibaka
antoine carr

Orlando Magic

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
dee brown tracy mcgrady vince carter amare stoudemire darryl dawkins
chucky atkins otis birdsong hedo turkoglu truck robinson nikola vucevic
eddie johnson (78-87) red robbins

Philadelphia Sixers

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
kyle lowry kobe bryant paul arizin rasheed wallace wilt chamberlain
jameer nelson earl monroe richard hamilton donyell marshall larry foust
bill melchionni cuttino mobley tom gola marcus morris samuel dalembert
walt hazzard aaron mckie roy hinson markieff morris chris dudley
geoff petrie tyreke evans jim washington
mike gale mike bantom ray scott
chris ford
matt guokas

Phoenix Suns

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
fat lever leandro barbosa richard jefferson sean elliott channing frye
mike bibby kenny thomas

Pittsburgh Ironmen

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
jerry west pete maravich john havlicek armen gilliam maurice lucas
norm van lier billy knight jack twyman
jason williams stu lantz jack marin
brad davis

Portland Trail Blazers

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
terrell brandon klay thompson nicolas batum kevin love arvydas sabonis
damon stoudamire danny ainge mike dunleavy jr ac green mychal thompson
steve jones
mike newlin

Raleigh Cougars

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
john wall michael jordan cedric maxwell bob mcadoo alonzo mourning
nate mcmillan sam jones jerome kersey buck williams walt bellamy
john lucas lou hudson jerry stackhouse danny manning brendan haywood
ramon sessions jj redick ml carr pj tucker
henry bibby jimmy walker johnny newman
bryant stith rodney rogers
george lynch

Sacramento Kings

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
kevin johnson matt barnes bruce bowen peja stojakovic vlade divac
beno udrih ryan anderson bill cartwright
brook lopez
jim eakins
james donaldson
robin lopez

San Antonio Spurs

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
tony parker manu ginobili robert reid tim duncan rasho nesterovic
david wesley marco belinelli bo outlaw boris diaw jeff foster
bill bridges

Seattle SuperSonics

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
john stockton steve nash detlef schrempf carlos boozer byron beck
isaiah thomas jason terry doug christie marvin williams james edwards
mario chalmers jamal crawford steve hawes spencer hawes
luke ridnour rodney stuckey vladimir radmanovic

Shreveport Storm

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
jimmy jones joe dumars calvin natt karl malone willis reed
james silas orlando woolridge elvin hayes robert parish
bob love benoit benjamin
pj brown ervin johnson

South Side Sky

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
derrick rose dwyane wade chet walker shawn kemp anthony davis
maurice cheeks dick barnett glenn robinson juwan howard jack sikma
tim hardaway tony allen cazzie russell red kerr
rickey green kendall gill eddie johnson(81-99)
kevin porter craig hodges junior bridgeman
scott skiles quentin richardson rod higgins
quinn buckner ron anderson
darrell walker

Spirits of St. Louis

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
jo jo white bradley beal andre iguodala harry gallatin ed macauley
lucius allen donnie freeman jerry sloan david lee jon koncak
andy phillip warren jabali bill bradley laphonso ellis
anthony peeler

Toronto Raptors

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
larry costello george carter clifford robinson tristan thompson bob lanier
jose calderon christian laettner danny schayes

Utah Jazz

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
andrei kirilenko tom chambers mehmet okur
shawn bradley

Washington Wizards

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
allen iverson adrian dantley kevin durant david robinson moses malone
sam cassell grant hill dominique wilkins elgin baylor roy hibbert
steve francis dave bing bob dandridge carmelo anthony marcin gortat
ty lawson paul pressey dennis scott joe smith mark west
muggsy bogues austin carr rudy gay thurl bailey jr reid
gene shue dell curry walt williams kenny carr
gerald henderson hubert davis reggie williams danny ferry
sherman douglas jarrett jack jeff green billy owens

Best Positional Groups (in my opinion)

Guards: Hornets, Warriors, Clippers, Raleigh, Seattle, South Side
Wings: Nets, Clippers, North Little Rock, Wizards
Bigs: Hawks, Mavericks, Pistons, Rockets, Knicks, Shreveport, Wizards

TL;DR

What did you do?
Why did you do it?
Who did you use?
New Teams:
Team Notables
Anaheim Amigos Kawhi Leonard, Reggie Miller, Bill Walton
Birmingham Barons Charles Barkley, Eric Bledsoe, Artis Gilmore
Long Island Knights Julius Erving, Andre Drummond, Bob Cousy
Louisville Colonels Larry Bird, Rajon Rondo, Dave Cowens
Newark Americans Kyrie Irving, Rick Barry, Shaquille O'Neal
North Little Rock RimRockers Scottie Pippen, Sidney Moncrief, Joe Johnson
Pittsburgh Ironmen Jerry West, Pete Maravich, John Havlicek
Raleigh Cougars Michael Jordan, John Wall, Alonzo Mourning
Seattle SuperSonics John Stockton, Steve Nash, Detlef Schrempf
Shreveport Storm Karl Malone, Joe Dumars, Willis Reed
South Side Sky Dwyane Wade, Derrick Rose, Anthony Davis
Spirits of St. Louis Bradley Beal, Andre Iguodala, Harry Gallatin
How did you do it?
Where did you do it?

If you made it this far, thank you for reading! I hope y'all enjoyed the read!
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2020.06.08 17:59 cilantro_samosa [OC] What would rosters look like if you took the top 700 players in WS/48 and put them on teams they grew up near?

If you're not a fan of reading a lot of text, here's the imgur link to rosters, although you should know I added 12 new teams! There is a TL;DR at the bottom!

Inspiration

Ever since LeBron went back to Cleveland, it's always fascinated me on what rosters would look like if everyone went home. I did this recently for the current rosters (all 514 players that played a game in 2019-2020 plus Jusuf Nurkic, who would have returned had the season continued normally)!

Player Pool and Team Pool

I used the top 699 players who have at least 15000 minutes played in their career (this is the Play Index query).
Why 15000 minutes played? Because that's the standard set by Basketball-Reference to get on their career leaderboard. I do realize it somewhat shortchanges some players who spent most of their career in the ABA and players who burned bright but had injury troubles, but I had to stop somewhere! I added three players (Arvydas Sabonis, Bill Walton and George Mikan) for a total of 702. These players haven't played enough minutes, but are featured in All-Time ESPN NBARank and Bill Simmons Hall of Fame Pyramid.

I started off with the current 30 teams. To split up the Lakers and Clippers, I gave the Clippers their proposed Inglewood site.
As I looked at the map of player hometowns, I realized that there were some areas that had a lot of players, but few close NBA teams. Based off city population and arena size, I added 12 new teams (this would work out great with an 82 game schedule, as teams would play everyone else once at home and once away).

New Teams:
Team Arena (Capacity) Notables
Anaheim Amigos Honda Center (18336) Kawhi Leonard, Reggie Miller, Bill Walton
Birmingham Barons Legacy Arena (17654) Charles Barkley, Eric Bledsoe, Artis Gilmore
Long Island Knights Nassau Coliseum (14500) Julius Erving, Andre Drummond, Bob Cousy
Louisville Colonels KFC Yum Center (22090) Larry Bird, Rajon Rondo, Dave Cowens
Newark Americans Prudential Center (18711) Kyrie Irving, Rick Barry, Shaquille O'Neal
North Little Rock RimRockers Simmons Bank Arena (18000) Scottie Pippen, Sidney Moncrief, Joe Johnson
Pittsburgh Ironmen PPG Paints Arena (19100) Jerry West, Pete Maravich, John Havlicek
Raleigh Cougars PNC Arena (19722) Michael Jordan, John Wall, Alonzo Mourning
Seattle SuperSonics KeyArena (18600) John Stockton, Steve Nash, Detlef Schrempf
Shreveport Storm CenturyLink Center (13000) Karl Malone, Joe Dumars, Willis Reed
South Side Sky Wintrust Arena (10387) Dwyane Wade, Derrick Rose, Anthony Davis
Spirits of St. Louis Enterprise Center (22000) Bradley Beal, Andre Iguodala, Harry Gallatin

The Process

I created rotations to the best of my ability, but I am not proclaiming these as the be-all, end-all
Next phase was to add international players
And with that, here are the all-time hometown rosters including internationals! (If you're more of a visual person, here's the imgur link where I also included key stats and awards)

Anaheim Amigos

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
darren collison reggie miller george yardley kawhi leonard bill walton
greg anthony jim barnett greg ballard cliff levingston mark eaton
jared dudley bryon russell keith van horn coby dietrick

Atlanta Hawks

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
walt frazier dale ellis shareef abdur-rahim larry nance dwight howard
norm nixon lou williams mike mitchell al horford dikembe mutombo
sedale threatt jeff malone chris morris horace grant dale davis
matt harpring sam mitchell josh smith tree rollins
kentavious caldwell-pope willie anderson derrick favors elmore smith
shandon anderson al-farouq aminu harvey grant wayne cooper
jim fox
zaza pachulia

Birmingham Barons

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
eric bledsoe wesley person john drew charles barkley artis gilmore
tr dunn robert horry antonio mcdyess ben wallace
gerald wallace larry kenon theo ratliff
derrick mckey clarence weatherspoon

Boston Celtics

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
dana barros vinny del negro
travis best

Brooklyn Nets

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
lenny wilkens chris mullin bernard king connie hawkins ray felix
stephon marbury world b free billy cunningham anthony mason
carl braun rolando blackman roger brown rudy larusso
mark jackson vinnie johnson lamar odom taj gibson
dick mcguire brian winters jim mcmillian john salley
rafer alston jr smith

Charlotte Hornets

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
chris paul stephen curry james worthy kevin garnett brad daugherty
darrell armstrong ray allen david thompson bobby jones jermaine o'neal
sleepy floyd walter davis alex english happy hairston clifford ray
bobby jackson khris middleton xavier mcdaniel antawn jamison
jim cleamons josh howard
jeff mcinnis tyrone corbin
anthony johnson

Chicago Bulls

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
isiah thomas jeff hornacek shawn marion terry cummings george mikan
doc rivers hersey hawkins mark aguirre toni kukoc dan issel
shaun livingston michael finley luol deng mickey johnson bill laimbeer
corey maggette don nelson jim brewer joakim noah
nick anderson dave corzine
nazr mohammed

Cleveland Cavaliers

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
larry jones michael redd lebron james neil johnston nate thurmond
antonio daniels kevin martin james posey charles oakley zydrunas ilgauskas
eric snow alvin robertson ruben patterson gus johnson anderson varejao
dick snyder phil hubbard

Dallas Mavericks

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
deron williams ricky pierce dennis rodman dirk nowitzki chris bosh
mookie blaylock cj miles willie naulls larry johnson lamarcus aldridge
spud webb kenyon martin tony battie
jj barea kurt thomas alton lister

Denver Nuggets

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
chauncey billups micheal ray richardson danilo gallinari paul millsap nene hilario
chuck williams scott wedman

Detroit Pistons

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
magic johnson steve smith george gervin draymond green mel daniels
archie clark ralph simpson shane battier chris webber dan roundfield
bj armstrong jason richardson campy russell dave debusschere kevin willis
johnny davis morris peterson jalen rose rudy tomjanovich
trent tucker jay vincent derrick coleman
voshon lenard steve mix grant long
terry tyler terry mills
ben poquette

Golden State Warriors

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
gary payton damian lillard jason kidd antonio davis bill russell
kc jones phil smith willie wise paul silas drew gooden
phil chenier brent barry cliff robinson rich kelley
tom meschery darnell hillman
kurt rambis

Houston Rockets

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
slater martin clyde drexler jimmy butler hakeem olajuwon yao ming
joe caldwell rashard lewis luis scola deandre jordan
dwight jones zelmo beaty
emeka okafor
kendrick perkins

Indiana Pacers

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
oscar robertson jim paxson gordon hayward george mcginnis clyde lovellette
louie dampier dick van arsdale terry dischinger jerry lucas brad miller
mike conley ron harper kevin grevey zach randolph rik smits
john paxson jon mcglocklin johnny green wayne embry
george hill bonzi wells kent benson
jeff teague mike woodson
allen leavell eric gordon
courtney lee

Long Island Knights

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
bob cousy wally szczerbiak julius erving vin baker andre drummond
calvin murphy randy smith charles smith tobias harris marcus camby
michael adams danny green mike riordan rick mahorn mike gminski
foots walker john williamson tom gugliotta leroy ellis
frank brickowski

Los Angeles Clippers

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
russell westbrook james harden paul pierce kiki vandeweghe swen nater
dennis johnson bill sharman demar derozan jamaal wilkes elden campbell
mack calvin paul westphal tayshaun prince dave greenwood
andre miller byron scott chris mills curtis rowe
reggie theus steve kerr
jay humphries kyle korver
brandon jennings arron afflalo

Los Angeles Lakers

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
gilbert arenas gail goodrich paul george pau gasol tyson chandler
baron davis michael cooper marques johnson sydney wicks darrall imhoff
jrue holiday stacey augmon trevor ariza lonnie shelton amir johnson
lucious harris rick fox mel hutchins

Louisville Colonels

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
rajon rondo hal greer larry bird dave cowens wes unseld
glen combs frank ramsey cliff hagan brian grant dave robisch
freddie lewis derek anderson allan houston tyrone hill clyde lee
don buse clem haskins jack coleman lasalle thompson

Memphis Grizzlies

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
anfernee hardaway adrian smith corliss williamson bailey howell spencer haywood
bingo smith rich jones michael cage marc gasol
thaddeus young sam lacey
lorenzen wright

Miami Heat

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
derek harper mitch richmond eddie jones otis thorpe rony seikaly
goran dragic raja bell udonis haslem otto moore

Milwaukee Bucks

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
terry porter dan majerle latrell sprewell giannis antetokounmpo andrew bogut
devin harris fred brown caron butler bob netolicky jim chones
nick van exel wesley matthews don kojis loy vaught
bill hanzlik ersan ilyasova
luc mbah a moute

Minnesota Timberwolves

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
ricky rubio ron boone harrison barnes vern mikkelsen kevin mchale
kirk hinrich mike miller bob boozer
mark olberding
nick collison

New Orleans Pelicans

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
dj augustin kerry kittles danny granger bob pettit demarcus cousins
mo williams don chaney purvis short hot rod williams al jefferson
avery johnson mahmoud abdul-rauf cincinnatus powell brandon bass greg monroe
chris duhon reggie evans erick dampier
george johnson

New York Knicks

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
tiny archibald richie guerin metta world peace dolph schayes kareem abdul-jabbar
kemba walker charlie scott tom sanders tom heinsohn patrick ewing
rod strickland jeff mullins mario elie elton brand sam perkins
kenny anderson gus williams jamal mashburn david west tom owens
kenny smith ben gordon rodney mccray ed pinckney billy paultz
vern fleming ray williams olden polynice

Newark Americans

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
kyrie irving bob sura rick barry troy murphy shaquille o'neal
brian taylor bob weiss kelly tripucka al harrington
al attles eric williams tim thomas
brevin knight

North Little Rock RimRockers

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
derek fisher sidney moncrief scottie pippen larry smith caldwell jones
joe johnson glen rice wil jones joe barry carroll
eddie miles andrew lang

Oklahoma City Thunder

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
mark price john starks thabo sefolosha blake griffin alvan adams
craig ehlo wayman tisdale serge ibaka
antoine carr

Orlando Magic

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
dee brown tracy mcgrady vince carter amare stoudemire darryl dawkins
chucky atkins otis birdsong hedo turkoglu truck robinson nikola vucevic
eddie johnson (78-87) red robbins

Philadelphia Sixers

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
kyle lowry kobe bryant paul arizin rasheed wallace wilt chamberlain
jameer nelson earl monroe richard hamilton donyell marshall larry foust
bill melchionni cuttino mobley tom gola marcus morris samuel dalembert
walt hazzard aaron mckie roy hinson markieff morris chris dudley
geoff petrie tyreke evans jim washington
mike gale mike bantom ray scott
chris ford
matt guokas

Phoenix Suns

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
fat lever leandro barbosa richard jefferson sean elliott channing frye
mike bibby kenny thomas

Pittsburgh Ironmen

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
jerry west pete maravich john havlicek armen gilliam maurice lucas
norm van lier billy knight jack twyman
jason williams stu lantz jack marin
brad davis

Portland Trail Blazers

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
terrell brandon klay thompson nicolas batum kevin love arvydas sabonis
damon stoudamire danny ainge mike dunleavy jr ac green mychal thompson
steve jones
mike newlin

Raleigh Cougars

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
john wall michael jordan cedric maxwell bob mcadoo alonzo mourning
nate mcmillan sam jones jerome kersey buck williams walt bellamy
john lucas lou hudson jerry stackhouse danny manning brendan haywood
ramon sessions jj redick ml carr pj tucker
henry bibby jimmy walker johnny newman
bryant stith rodney rogers
george lynch

Sacramento Kings

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
kevin johnson matt barnes bruce bowen peja stojakovic vlade divac
beno udrih ryan anderson bill cartwright
brook lopez
jim eakins
james donaldson
robin lopez

San Antonio Spurs

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
tony parker manu ginobili robert reid tim duncan rasho nesterovic
david wesley marco belinelli bo outlaw boris diaw jeff foster
bill bridges

Seattle SuperSonics

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
john stockton steve nash detlef schrempf carlos boozer byron beck
isaiah thomas jason terry doug christie marvin williams james edwards
mario chalmers jamal crawford steve hawes spencer hawes
luke ridnour rodney stuckey vladimir radmanovic

Shreveport Storm

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
jimmy jones joe dumars calvin natt karl malone willis reed
james silas orlando woolridge elvin hayes robert parish
bob love benoit benjamin
pj brown ervin johnson

South Side Sky

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
derrick rose dwyane wade chet walker shawn kemp anthony davis
maurice cheeks dick barnett glenn robinson juwan howard jack sikma
tim hardaway tony allen cazzie russell red kerr
rickey green kendall gill eddie johnson(81-99)
kevin porter craig hodges junior bridgeman
scott skiles quentin richardson rod higgins
quinn buckner ron anderson
darrell walker

Spirits of St. Louis

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
jo jo white bradley beal andre iguodala harry gallatin ed macauley
lucius allen donnie freeman jerry sloan david lee jon koncak
andy phillip warren jabali bill bradley laphonso ellis
anthony peeler

Toronto Raptors

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
larry costello george carter clifford robinson tristan thompson bob lanier
jose calderon christian laettner danny schayes

Utah Jazz

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
andrei kirilenko tom chambers mehmet okur
shawn bradley

Washington Wizards

point guard shooting guard small forward power forward center
allen iverson adrian dantley kevin durant david robinson moses malone
sam cassell grant hill dominique wilkins elgin baylor roy hibbert
steve francis dave bing bob dandridge carmelo anthony marcin gortat
ty lawson paul pressey dennis scott joe smith mark west
muggsy bogues austin carr rudy gay thurl bailey jr reid
gene shue dell curry walt williams kenny carr
gerald henderson hubert davis reggie williams danny ferry
sherman douglas jarrett jack jeff green billy owens

Best Positional Groups (in my opinion)

Guards: Hornets, Warriors, Clippers, Raleigh, Seattle, South Side
Wings: Nets, Clippers, North Little Rock, Wizards
Bigs: Hawks, Mavericks, Pistons, Rockets, Knicks, Shreveport, Wizards

TL;DR

What did you do?
Why did you do it?
Who did you use?
New Teams:
Team Notables
Anaheim Amigos Kawhi Leonard, Reggie Miller, Bill Walton
Birmingham Barons Charles Barkley, Eric Bledsoe, Artis Gilmore
Long Island Knights Julius Erving, Andre Drummond, Bob Cousy
Louisville Colonels Larry Bird, Rajon Rondo, Dave Cowens
Newark Americans Kyrie Irving, Rick Barry, Shaquille O'Neal
North Little Rock RimRockers Scottie Pippen, Sidney Moncrief, Joe Johnson
Pittsburgh Ironmen Jerry West, Pete Maravich, John Havlicek
Raleigh Cougars Michael Jordan, John Wall, Alonzo Mourning
Seattle SuperSonics John Stockton, Steve Nash, Detlef Schrempf
Shreveport Storm Karl Malone, Joe Dumars, Willis Reed
South Side Sky Dwyane Wade, Derrick Rose, Anthony Davis
Spirits of St. Louis Bradley Beal, Andre Iguodala, Harry Gallatin
How did you do it?
Where did you do it?
Are you a nephew?

If you made it this far, thank you for reading! I hope y'all enjoyed the read!
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2020.05.03 06:12 PrimoV26 Presenting my Quarantine Project, the United Hockey Alliance!

Presenting my Quarantine Project, the United Hockey Alliance!
So my project during quarantine was to come up with a sort of "alternate history" of hockey and create franchises as well. I spent a lot of time on HockeyDB and numerous other sites to come up with my version of hockey in North America if things had played out differently in history. It may not be completely plausible, but hey it's fun to imagine!
To give a quick synopsis, the NHL wasn't nearly as successful in this alternate timeline. It still did OK, but it wasn't as dominating of a league as it was in our history. Numerous leagues sprung up and maintained a presence throughout the early 1900's up to the 1970's . When the World Hockey Association (WHA) began playing in 1972, it garnered quite a bit of attention. Executives from the NHL, the WHA, the Western Canadian Hockey League (WCHL), and the Pacific Coast Hockey League (PCHL) all gathered together to combine their leagues to form one league of hockey, the United Hockey Alliance (UHA).
UNITED HOCKEY FOR ALL
Now most of these teams do get inspiration from teams in the past that played in each city, including some minor teams. However, in this timeline, they form within the UHA to finally bring this league up to the current 31 teams that play today. Each team has a sort of history behind it with how it got to this point. Some are classics, some are from past teams that used to play in the NHL or a different league, and some are from very old teams that disbanded earlier in the 20th century, only to be resurrected under new management when the idea of expansion teams being added to the UHA became a reality.
The Original 7 of the NHL, as they are known in this timeline, are as follows:
  1. Quebec Bulldogs
  2. Hamilton Tigers
  3. Montreal Wanderers - Fire burned down the arena of the Montreal Canadians in 1917. The Wanderers merged with the Canadians franchise after 2 years of play to form a new team in Nova Scotia, the Nova Scotia Voyageurs.
  4. Pittsburgh Pirates
  5. Chicago Blackhawks - in the mid 1930's, an abysmal season which lead to a 14-34 record and being blown out in the playoffs induced a change in ownership, thus becoming the Chicago Cougars.
  6. New York Americans
  7. Detroit Cougars - then becoming the Detroit Falcons, then the Detroit Red Wings, fell apart after the retirement of Gordie Howe and went bankrupt during the gas shortage of the 1970's, which then was reformed into the Detroit Vipers.
Most of the other leagues fluctuated with teams and overall membership quite often, so there wasn't a definitive original teams list for each league. But at the time of the merger into the UHA, 26 teams were present. This was bolstered up to 31 once attendance rose dramatically and money began to pour in. I have a small batch of individual team histories for each franchise but for the sake of typing I'll post those only if people are interested in a team. Below I've included links to each team's current jerseys. I hope you all get a kick out of this project of mine, and thanks for checking this out!
Atlanta Flames - https://imgur.com/a/TD1VVbh
Calgary Cowboys - https://imgur.com/a/nctHyz4
Chicago Cougars - https://imgur.com/a/Oe6isTI
Colorado Gold Kings - https://imgur.com/a/0SNv7EL
Detroit Vipers - https://imgur.com/a/SgbwE9M
Hamilton Tigers - https://imgur.com/a/sQM4AwG
Hartford Whalers - https://imgur.com/a/kb1gX7Z
Houston Huskies - https://imgur.com/a/8mGeB2J
Indianapolis Racers - https://imgur.com/a/xBk0hmr
Jacksonville Rockets - https://imgur.com/a/iQXypAg
Kansas City Blades - https://imgur.com/a/H9bVbYV
Kentucky Rebels - https://imgur.com/a/l1ZQk8P
Las Vegas Thunder - https://imgur.com/a/LUUtkBb
Miami Barracudas - https://imgur.com/a/qeyUPFT
Milwaukee Falcons - https://imgur.com/a/dDAFmuv
Minnesota North Stars - https://imgur.com/a/DOaPbxg
Moose Jaw Canucks - https://imgur.com/a/mNK4lcd
New York Americans - https://imgur.com/a/CGkCxT5
Nova Scotia Voyageurs - https://imgur.com/a/cbXHRXs
Oklahoma City Barons - https://imgur.com/a/Rb6I6nd
Pittsburgh Pirates - https://imgur.com/a/2qgzKIg
Quebec Bulldogs - https://imgur.com/a/NA1OaTj
Richmond Renegades - https://imgur.com/a/M6nXkWC
Salt Lake Golden Eagles - https://imgur.com/a/wNLl7nk
San Diego Skyhawks - https://imgur.com/a/UH68gd3
San Francisco Bulls - https://imgur.com/a/kwzhNus
Seattle Totems - https://imgur.com/a/Jdfy81N
Tennessee Knights - https://imgur.com/a/PmNiIjB
Thunder Bay Flyers - https://imgur.com/a/PoJI7Zg
Vancouver Royals - https://imgur.com/a/n0N67Aa
Wyoming Stampede - https://imgur.com/a/UQuywhv
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2020.04.29 16:02 hallach_halil Biggest winners and losers, steals and reaches from the draft

As I do every year, I wanted to give an extensive recap of what happened over those three days. However, I don’t like handing out grades, because they don’t encapsulate the real value of a pick in my opinion. Instead I wanted to identify some of the biggest winners and losers, steals and reaches coming out of the draft. Yet, I didn’t only look at the different clubs, but I also included certain players and how it affected them.


Biggest winners and losers:


Winner – Drew Lock

Nobody received more help around him over the draft than Denver’s sophomore quarterback. First, the Broncos decided to stay put at number 15 and still got their guy in my number one receiver Jerry Jeudy. The Alabama standout is a perfect complement to Courtland Sutton, as they can move the rookie around and create easy completions for Lock to the savvy route-runner. Then they came back in the second round and added a jitterbug like Penn State’s K.J. Hamler, who can take your breath away with his ability to eat up cushions and is tough to put a hand on with the ball in his hands. Late on day two, the Broncos landed an absolute steal in LSU center Lloyd Cushenberry, who was my 35th overall prospect in the draft and should immediately compete for the starting spot at right guard next to recently acquired Graham Glasgow. And then early in the fourth round they selected Missouri tight-end Albert Okwuegbunam, who can be used in a similar fashion as last year’s first-round pick Noah Fant, as a seam-stretcher and flexed out wide in some capacity. Using an ace set with both those TEs on either end of the O-line and letting them streak downfield with a big-bodied receiver like Sutton breaking inside underneath should be a scary sight. And that red-zone personnel is towering over defenses. Combine that receiving corp with a much-improved offensive line and an excellent duo of running backs with Philip Lindsay and Melvin Gordon and they are pretty close to rivaling the fire power of Kansas City on offense. The Broncos also nailed their other picks with the long and physical Iowa corner Michael Ojemudia, an explosive penetrator on the interior D-line in Arkansas’ McTelvin Agim, a mobile linebacker who is slippery working around blocks and brings some thump at collisions in Wake Forest's Justin Strnad, a technically sound edge rusher in North Dakota STate's Derrek Tuszka and a guy in Fresno State guard Netane Muti, who can add some competition, if he can finally stay healthy, since when he was on the field his natural power and mean-streak really stood out.

Loser – Tyrod Taylor

You could put the L.A. Chargers here altogether, but let’s just talk about Tyrod. His first four years in the league he backed up Joe Flacco in Baltimore, then he was brought in to be Rex Ryan’s starting quarterback in Buffalo, where he did play like an above-average QB for three seasons, really taking care of the ball. In 2017 when Sean McDermott was brought in as the head coach, it became clear that Taylor’s conservative style of play wasn’t even for them, as they (falsely) threw rookie Nathan Peterman out there, who famously tossed five interceptions in the first half of their game against the Chargers. While the veteran signal-caller did start the rest of the season and almost won a playoff game against Jacksonville, the Bills decided to go a different route and ultimately drafted Josh Allen. Tyrod went on to sign with the Browns and earned the starting gig, until he lost his job three weeks into the season to number one overall pick Baker Mayfield – which absolutely was the right move. Last offseason he decided to sign with the Chargers to back up Philip Rivers and with the long-time idol being let go, it finally looked like a team really wanted Taylor, especially with head coach Anthony Lynn saying he is their guy. Well, I think the Chargers had to settle for Justin Herbert with the sixth overall pick because of the top two quarterbacks being off the board and I think he is not ready to start, but you know how things work out with guys being selected in the top ten. Tyrod has one of the best rosters around him, but as soon as the offense stalls – and it will because he tends to take his eyes down when the rush gets to him and L.A. did not select a single offensive lineman – people will be calling for Herbert to get out on the field. I also really like the potential of OU linebacker Kenneth Murray, but I disagree the strategy of trading back up into the first round in exchange for both their picks on day two, which they really need in terms of adding depth.

Winner – New York Jets

There’s only maybe three or four draft classes that I would put ahead of what Joe Douglas and Adam Gase put together. They started things out with the massive Louisville tackle Mekhi Becton, who will immensely upgrade their zone rushing attack and has the agile feet to develop into an excellent pass-protector down the road, and then they came back in the second round and grab Baylor wideout Denzel Mims, after trading down with the Seahawks for a late third-round pick, who should immediately jump in as their starting X receiver and should improve one of the worst red-zone offenses in the league right away. Those two picks should make Sam Darnold very happy as well. With the 68th overall selection they bring in Cal safety Ashtyn Davis, who I had already penciled in as a second-rounder and can legitimately line up at nickel day one because he has the hips and electric change-of-direction skills for it, but also the range for a true single-high free safety in case they want to let Marcus Maye leave in free agency next year. That additional third-rounder they picked up was used on Florida’s Jabari Zuniga, who Gregg Williams can groom into an explosive edge rusher with inside flexibility in sub-packages. I liked some other guys better than Lamical Perine, who they selected with their first pick of day three, but in that zone-heavy rushing attack he is a pretty good fit, and spending number 125 on FIU quarterback James Morgan was somewhat surprising, but people around the league were pretty high on him as a developmental player, who they could swap for some picks down the road. After those two, they grabbed Charlotte OT Cameron Clarke, who actually has some of that Mekhi Becton quality of torqueing pads and finishing defenders on the ground in the run game, who could move inside at the next level, and then Virginia’s Bryce Hall in the fifth round could turn out to be one of the biggest steals in the draft due to some injury concerns, as a smart corner with great ball-skills. Since you spend sixth-round picks on special team contributors anyway, I can’t hate grabbing the best one in punter Braden Mann from Texas A&M either.

Loser – Seattle Seahawks

John Schneider and those guys in the Pacific Northwest do this every year – they take somebody in the first round who nobody values as highly, they pick some guys they like more than others in the middle rounds and then they bail themselves out to some degree later on day three. I thought they overdrafted players with each of their first-round picks. Texas Tech’s Jordyn Brooks is a downhill linebacker who people around the league seemed to like quite a bit and the Hawks see as a free-flowing player, but I had him ranked as a third-rounder because he struggles to deal with blocks and doesn’t show great awareness in zone coverage. Considering the Ravens scooped up LSU’s Patrick Queen a pick later, who I thought was a top-20 prospect, makes matters even worse. Then to trade up 11 spots in the second round and giving up a third-rounder to select Tennessee edge rusher Darrell Taylor, who isn’t very technically sound with his hands and is kind of predictable with his rush, doesn’t make too much sense to me either, since I have their fifth-round pick Alton Robinson from Syracuse a spot ahead of him in my edge rankings actually. And with an early third-round selection they bring in LSU guard Damien Lewis, who is a powerful run-blocker and some of his agility concerns won’t come to light as much in their run-heavy offense, but you just had to look at the guy one spot next to him in center Lloyd Cushenberry, who I think actually is a much better player and I had as my 35th overall prospect. As usual Seattle softens the blow on day three with guys like the big-bodied and sure-handed Stanford tight-end Colby Parkinson, an excellent passing down back in Miami’s DeeJay Dallas, the aforementioned Robinson, a speedster in Florida receiver Freddie Swain, who can contribute for them in the return game, and a seam-stretching big slot/flex tight-end in LSU’s Stephen Sullivan, but some of the picks they make early on are just confusing, no matter how much they seem to value their personal meetings with those guys.

Winner – Tua Tagovailoa

With the way the Dolphins 2019 offseason went and how they built their roster, it didn’t look like they would be in position to compete at a high level, but after getting blown out by the Ravens and trading away left tackle Laremy Tunsil, fans started making those “Tank for Tua” signs and it ultimately materialized. This past week especially, reports started coming out about how the Alabama quarterback could slide leading up to Thursday. In the end however, Tua was the pick at number five overall and while there is obviously a lot of risk due to injury concerns, I think this was the right call, because he can be one of the premiere passers in the league if he can stay healthy. Yes, going one spot later to a talented Chargers roster would have been nice as well, but I believe Miami might be building something special here, because Brian Flores is setting the tone for a culture that is slowly adding the pieces to the puzzle and has already shown a lot of fight in wins over the playoff-seeking Eagles and at New England in week 17 to cost the Patriots a bye week. And after fielding one of the worst offensive lines in the NFL, the Dolphins also made it a priority to put protect their new signal-caller whenever he’s ready. While overrated to me, they added a very talented tackle in USC’s Austin Jackson at number 18, one of my favorites in Louisiana’s pancake machine Robert Hunt early in the second round and the massive Georgia guard Solomon Kindley with the fifth pick on day three. Miami also brought in former 49ers running back Matt Breida in exchange for a fifth-round pick. The rest of their picks was invested into defense and a long-snapper, before grabbing Navy QB/RB/WR Malcolm Perry. He should be an interesting gadget player if he makes the roster, who can do some wildcat quarterback stuff and take the pressure off Tua. Ryan Fitzpatzrick will still most likely start and his play should determine when they throw the rookie QB out there, who is still working back to 100 percent. Tua is set up to succeed long-term.

Loser – AFC defenses going up against the Chiefs

Well, you already had to feel kind of sorry for whoever is out there trying to run with all those track stars streaking down the field and the most talented passers I have seen in my life, but this just added a different dimension. The Chiefs only drafted two offensive players over the weekend, with one of them being TCU offensive tackle Lucas Niang, who I like a lot but should be a backup in year one for the most, but like I correctly predicted in my one and only mock draft, they selecting LSU running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire with that final pick in the first round and they might have doomed the entire AFC with that. I know CEH was only my number-five ranked back and he was 51 overall on my board, but as we got closer to the actual draft, I thought about moving him up a few spots because I really like the floor he presents as a player and he is just perfect for that Kansas City offense. The former Tigers’ RB gives the Chiefs a physical presence in the ground game, with the low center of gravity and contact balance to bounce or spin off tacklers for yards after contact, but most importantly runs with an enormous chip on his shoulder. However, he is much more than just a bruiser. Edwards-Helaire probably has the best start-stop quickness in the entire draft to attack one edge of a blocker and force linebackers behind the action to overcommit and he can make guys miss in the backfield with jukes and spins to escape from traffic. He also caught the most passes of any draft-eligible RB and gives them another option in the passing game. Just think about the way defenders have to chase all those speedy receivers down the field or on crossing routes and now when they are already tired, they have to come up and tackle this guy catching a check-down? Nobody will want to get in his way and I can already promise you he will convert some crucial third downs by sheer will to extend drives.

Winner – Jerry Jones

Nobody might have had a better time just sitting back and getting his guys in the draft than the head of America’s Team on his yacht. I did not really study their seventh-round pick in quarterback Ben DiNucci from James Madison other than the FCS Championship game, but every pick before that to me was at or above value for the Cowboys. Wide receiver might not have been the biggest need for this team in the first round, but did you really think Jerry Jones was going to pass on a star receiver from Oklahoma like Ceedee Lamb if he fell to them at 17? Not only did that just create one of the premiere receiver trios in the league, but it also prevented the division rival Eagles from getting my number eight overall prospect, as they reportedly tried to move up one spot ahead of them with Atlanta. Then Jerry selected another standout from the nearby Sooners in defensive tackle Neville Gallimore in the third round, who I had in the 40s and only strengthens an already excellent rotation on the interior and two long, physical press corners in Alabama’s Trevon Diggs and more of a small-school guy like Tulsa’s Reggie Robinson. If the latter reaches his potential, you could have those two guys on the outside and move Chidobe Awuzie into the slot, where he excelled at in college. This makes Anthony Brown and Jourdan Lewis your fourth and fifth CBs respectively and gives you the opportunity of letting them go if you don’t have the money to pay them. With Dallas’ first pick on day three they selected Wisconsin center Tyler Biadasz, who looked like the top interior offensive linemen just a year ago but fell due to injury concerns and the related decline in play last season, which helps with the recent retirement of another former Badger center in Travis Frederick. And then with the final pick of the fifth round to grab Utah’s Bradlee Anae, who I had as my 67th overall prospect is just outstanding. That guy is a man out there on the field, who can set the edge in the run game and give you production as a pass-rusher right away.

Loser – New England Patriots

Who am I to question the madness behind Bill Belichick and that Patriots organization, right? Bill has managed that roster exceptionally well and that’s why that run continued until the one constant in Tom Brady left this offseason. However, you can objectively look at their last three or four draft classes and question some of the selections they have made. In the last four years the first players they have selected are named like this: N’Keal Harry, Isaiah Wynn, Derek Rivers and Cyrus Jones. None of them have made major impacts for the team and there are only three sure-fire starters from that entire stretch. This year once again I would put their draft class near the bottom, even if I like some of the players the selected. As they like to do, they traded out of the first round for the Chargers two picks on the second day, which is something I can definitely get behind, but I’m not sure about what they did with them. At 37th overall they select Lenoir Rhyne safety Kyle Dugger, who is an explosive athlete with the size to drop into the box possibly and I had ranked as a mid-day two prospect, but he doesn’t strike me as the type of anticipatory player BB would covet and I had better players at safety and WILL linebacker ahead of him depending on where they want to play Dugger. I’m a big fan of Joshua Uche, who they selected later in the second, but they had to give up a third-rounder in a trade-up, where that pick they gave away ended up being Ohio State linebacker Malik Harrison, who actually is that kind of big, thumping linebacker they usually like to have on the field. Edge defender Anfernee Jennings from Alabama in the third looks more like your typical Patriot, but he isn’t a very dynamic player and then the Pats invested two more third-rounders into tight-ends Devin Asiasi (UCLA) and Dalton Keene (Virginia Tech). I actually loved Asiasi as a potential target in the 100-range and Keene certainly has upside as an underutilized pass-catcher after putting in good work as a blocker, but once again they traded up for the latter who might have gone in the sixth round if they hadn’t grabbed him. And no, I didn’t study the Marshall kicker from round five or hear his name called – ever.

Winner – The analytics-based Cleveland Browns front office

Man, the Browns just killed the draft. As much fun as you could make of their front office, with some of the talk about how their analytics team overviews the gameplans and after just hiring Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski to take over the head coaching position, who was coming off a ten-point showing versus San Francisco in the Divisional Round and a lot of the offensive success was thanks to Gary Kubiak, you have to applaud them for the draft class they just put together. They selected my number four prospect at tenth overall in Alabama offensive tackle Jedrick Wills Jr., who is an aggressive run-blocker and technically sound pass-protector, and then they brought in my 29th-ranked prospect at 45 overall in LSU safety Grant Delpit, who has incredible range and can do a lot of things for you if you move him into the slot. With those two they complete the transition from a poor offensive last season to one of the top front-fives in the league combined with the signing of former Titans right tackle Jack Conklin and a true single-high free safety to make life easier on their young corners, if Delpit can just clean up his tackling a little bit. I actually don’t love their two third-round picks Jordan Elliott and Jacob Phillips, but I have to acknowledge that the Missouri D-tackle has a lot of talent, even though I thought he was overhyped when watching the tape. However, I really like those day three picks, starting with John Mackey award winner Harrison Bryant (FAU) adding to that tight-end room as a target to pull away from defenders off play-action, slipping underneath the formation into the flats off split zone plays or getting behind linebackers. My favorite one might be Washington’s Nick Harris, who is super-mobile center with excellent lateral agility and is a perfect fit for that zone-heavy rushing attack Stefanski ran in Minnesota last year, who could take over in the middle with a potential out on J.C. Tretter in 2021. And then Michigan receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones in sixth is just crazy. I had a third-round grade on him as well, as a very explosive and talented pass-catcher, who never actually produced the way he is capable of because of quarterback play.

Loser – Aaron Rodgers

There weren’t a lot of mock drafts out there that didn’t have Green Bay selecting a pass-catcher in the first round and I actually had them going with Baylor’s Denzel Mims at 30th overall in my own. However, instead of getting the veteran quarterback some much-needed help at receiver, you draft his replacement in Jordan Love? Rodgers has to be pissed with GM Brian Gutekunst and that front-office. The Packers are coming off a bad loss to the 49ers in the NFC Championship game, but when you look at their two matchups last season, it was Raheem Mostert and those other backs for San Francisco running all over the defense, while all the receivers for the Pack were blanketed on the other side. So even going with an interior D-linemen would have been more towards the liking of Green Bay’s signal-caller. In fact they did not select a single receiver in a historically great draft at the position that had 36 of them hear their names called. In the second round, Green Bay selected Boston College’s A.J. Dillon as massive running back in the mold of what Matt LaFleur had in Derrick Henry as the Titans’ offensive coordinator, but not only was he a definite day three prospect to me, but he also was pretty much a non-factor in the passing game at Boston College. I like Cincinnati’s Josiah Deguara quite a bit – who they selected in the third round – and I see how he could be their version of Kyle Juszczyk since he played that H-back role for the Bearcats, showing great effort as a blocker and ability to put hands on people in space, but once again, I would think Rodgers would have rather had somebody like Liberty wide receiver Antonio Gandy-Golden, who went a full round later. In the sixth round, Green Bay picked up three offensive linemen and I think Michigan’s Jon Runyan can actually make an impact early on if you move him inside, but none of those guys really move the needle in terms of the immediate help for a team looking to compete for the NFC. While I hope this lights a fire under Rodgers and he raises his level of play after what you may call a couple of down-years, this draft does not give their signal-caller a lot of help.

Winner – Jonathan Taylor

I’m sure Taylor would have loved to hear his name called in the first round, but in the end this may be the best situation he could have found himself in. He will be running behind what I think is the best offensive line in football for the Colts. Indy does run quite a bit of zone, where they will allow Taylor to make that one cut and get upfield, but they also run a lot of power schemes, where the running back can really build up momentum exploding through a wide open hole. Insert a 225-pound bowling ball like Taylor with a ton of explosiveness and 4.39 speed and this becomes a scary sight. Marlon Mack is a nice back and he has had a lot of success in that system, but unless Taylor’s fumbling problems remain such a big problem, the rookie should become their true workhorse in 2020. Only four teams ran the ball more than the Colts did last season and while Taylor still has to establish himself as a third-down back – especially with Nyheim Hines already there – with Philip Rivers under center those guys will catch a lot of check-downs when you look at how often the quarterback relied on Austin Ekeler last year. Considering all of that, Taylor is my early favorite for Offensive Rookie of the Year. Add one of my favorite wideouts in the draft USC’s Michael Pittman Jr. earlier in the second round to the mix with one of the better receivers in the league when healthy in T.Y. Hilton, last year’s second-rounder Parris Campbell, who could be used more on jet sweeps, quick screens and slants to bind defenders and the Wisconsin RB has some help around him. He will also love tight-end Jack Doyle as an excellent run-blocker and there are some other solid receivers on the roster. With the selection of Washington’s Jacob Eason, who is in a great situation himself thanks to being able to sit at least a year, they could be set at quarterback for the future as well, if they can develop the strong-armed kid.

Loser – Anybody in that Bears tight-end room

Before Chicago released Trey Burton about a week before the draft, they had the most expensive group of tight-ends in the league after paying Jimmy Graham 16 million dollars over the next two years, despite looking like a shell of himself recently. Adam Shaheen was a second-round pick out of Ashland just three years ago and he has only caught 26 passes since then. Last season it was actually J.P. Holtz who led the Bears tight-ends with 91 receiving yards. So you understand why you would want to upgrade that position, but they just haven’t done it in a way that I would like to see in terms of building a roster. Second-round pick Cole Kmet out of Notre Dame looks like the clear-cut starter and best all-around option, because he can execute a multitude of blocking techniques and has upside as a pass-catcher. So he is the one guy in this conversation that you can classify as a winner. Still, the Bears now have ten(!) tight-ends on the roster currently, when most teams only carry three on gamedays. Kmet is certainly an upgrade and I thought he was the second-best prospect at the position, but staying put at 43 when you actually need more mid-round picks to address a position that you already spent money on is kind of a head-scratcher. When you look at the guys who went a few picks like later, like Minnesota safety Antoine Winfield, who would have been a great fit next to Eddie Jackson, or Penn State receiver K.J. Hamler, who would have given them a true deep threat and could create easy yardage. Then you look at my TE1 Adam Trautman out of Dayton going 105th overall and you really question the value of that selection, when you probably would have gotten Kmet if you had traded back about ten spots. When you look at the other guys in that TE room, Graham won’t get a chance to revive his career probably as more of a red-zone target and even if two of the other guys make the roster, they will likely have to settle for run-down duties in heavy personnel.

Winner – Baltimore Ravens

When Ozzie Newsome – who is not only a Hall of Fame tight-end but also a Hall of Fame executive – decided to retire a couple of years and Eric DeCosta took over the general manager duties, it was fair to assume the quality of their front office might take a small step backwards, but it just hasn’t. No matter who runs their draft, every damn year they knock it out of the park and with pretty much every pick you go like “that’s so Ravens”. Whether it was being patient with their first round pick and seeing three linebackers selected ahead of their selection, until they picked up the dynamic LSU linebacker Patrick Queen, grabbing a physical, explosive running back in Ohio State’s J.K. Dobbins (my RB2) or then trading back with New England to now have four picks in the third round with how much talent they knew would be there. Interior D-line wasn’t an immediate need, but Texas A&M’s Justin Madubuike is a super flexible and explosive kid with a lot of room to grow being part of that group, while he wasn’t rated my best available receiver, Texas’ Devin Duvernay is an excellent addition to that offense, because of what he can do as a slant or bubble option on their RPOs and then Ohio State’s Malik Harrison is another great fit as a downhill MIKE next to first-rounder Queen at WILL. With their first pick on day three, John Harbaugh brought in one of his brother’s standouts in Michigan guard Ben Bredeson, who could immediately replace an all-time great in Marshal Yanda, James Proche in the sixth was of one the best receivers in the country last season at SMU and then in the seventh to grab a really smart and instinctive safety in Iowa’s Geno Stone just puts the cherry at the top. Yeah I wasn’t too high on Tyre Phillips or Broderick Washington, but there’s really nothing that comes to mind for this draft class other than “that’s so Ravens”.

Loser – Anthony Gordon

This is the only actual draft prospect on my list of biggest losers and it’s easy to understand why he made it – he didn’t hear his name called at all. Gordon transferred from junior college in 2018 and lost out to Gardner Minshew in the battle for the starting spot under center, before taking over last season. In his one year as a starter, all he did was complete 493 of 689(!) passes for 5579 yards and 48 touchdowns compared to 16 INTs. Like it is every year (until now when Mike Leach left the program), a lot of the production for the Wazzu quarterbacks is due to that Air Raid system and Gordon doesn’t blow anybody away physically, but when you look at him as a pure player, I think he is pretty good. He might not have a huge arm, but it is more than adequate. He is not a great athlete, but he can really buy time inside the pocket. And he is way too loose with the ball, but that is something that can be corrected. I really like the way he puts the ball to where receivers don’t have to break stride, setting those guys up for nice YAC opportunities. The former Cougars signal-caller was my eight-ranked quarterback and I thought he could be a target early on day three, especially with how weak this class is after the top four – and to me even more the top two. Overall, 13 quarterbacks were selected through three days and Gordon surprisingly wasn’t one of them. I know he only put out one year of tape and he is far from a perfect prospect, but he has to be frustrated to not have anybody call him after finishing second only to number one overall pick Joe Burrow in both passing yards and touchdowns last season. The Seahawks have since then signed him as an undrafted free agent and they should have an excellent backup with no other QB on the roster other than Russ, but I think Gordon deserves a chance to at least compete somewhere.

Winner – Saquon Barkley & Daniel Jones

You know what? Let’s give Dave Gettleman and Joe Judge some credit here. The Giants GM deserves some credit here for doing what he was supposed to after surprising everybody by selecting quarterback Daniel Jones out of Duke a year ago and going against what the analytics say by going with a running second overall in superstar Saquon Barkley – protect his investments. While I did have Georgia's Andrew Thomas as my fourth offensive tackle, I still thought he was a top ten prospect and he can immediately jump in at right tackle (even though I would have preferred them to move back a little and grab one of the OTs). In the third round the G-Men selected in a developmental tackle I really like in UConn’s Matt Peart, who should be ready to take over on the right side when the team ultimately replaces Nate Solder at left tackle with Thomas. And then to come back early on day three and selecting another top 100 prospect for me in a road-grading guard like Oregon’s Shane Lemieux, who was a high-quality starter for 52 games with the Ducks, just put them at another level. If Big Blue can move the rookie or Kevin Zeitler to the center spot, they can put their best five out there – which is now pretty strong all of a sudden. Saquon should have a lot more room to work with a great zone-blocking O-line in front of him, while their quarterback should not get killed back there, if he also learns to get rid of the ball when nothing is there downfield. Gettleman had one of the best overall drafts I can remember from him. While he is still way too stuck in his thoughts about just using the draft picks he has and grabbing whoever is there, instead of operating the board, he did select my top-rated safety in Alabama’s Xavier McKinney and a day-one starter at nickel in UCLA’s Darnay Holmes to upgrade that secondary. He spent four of his final five picks on that poor linebacker group, with two of them having outside flexibility.

Loser – Fantasy football owners

This is somewhat of an off-the-board pick here. For me the draft is always somewhat of a grueling process when I get to watching prospects in the 300-400 range, who probably won’t even be selected, but there are also guys that you get excited about and it gives you an edge in fantasy football, because I have already seen all these guys on tape and can kind of project how they could be used. However, this year more than I can remember in a while, a lot of things have become kind of murky seeing what happened in the draft. So many running back committees have been formed, when you look at Detroit pairing Kerryon Johnson up with D’Andre Swift, Cam Akers now building a one-two punch with Darrell Henderson in L.A. most likely, J.K. Dobbins being thrown in the mix with all those guys in Baltimore, A.J. Dillon joining the backfield with a rising star in Aaron Jones in Green Bay and a few other situations. It will be tough to figure out how all those touches are going to split once the regular season rolls around. We also saw a bunch of receiving corps being upgraded with several weapons to spread the wealth between. Overall there were 36 receivers selected in those three days, with multiple teams selecting more than just one pass-catcher, and there are even some guys I like who didn’t hear their names called. I will have fun going through the depth charts of every team and trying to decipher who is worth a look, but for the casual fan this might be headache. I also think this could lead to some shifts in which positions are being invested in more. I usually don’t draft a quarterback in the single-digit rounds, but could we see the top quarterback rise a little? Or will there be more emphasis on the elite tight-ends? We will see.

Winner – Buffalo Bills

I don’t believe anything the Bills did over the weekend will blow anybody away, but Brandon Beane and Sean McDermott once again had a really solid draft. Before we talk about any of the actual picks they made, we have to look at Stefon Diggs as their first-round pick in a trade with the Vikings. This was a great class of wide receivers, but when you look at LSU’s Justin Jefferson actually being the pick for Minnesota with that 22nd overall selection, Diggs is a better fit for Buffalo as more of a vertical threat. When they actually were on the clock on day two, the Bills selected Iowa's A.J. Epenesa at pick 54, after I thought he would have been a nice target at their original first-round spot. The Iowa defensive linemen was born to play for the Bills it feels like, with the excellent hand-usage and power to give them a piece up front, who can slide inside on sub-packages. Then Utah running back Zack Moss is the perfect bruising type of runner to complement Devin Singletary, UCF receiver Gabriel Davis is a deep ball specialist perfect to pair up with Josh Allen’s big arm while Oregon State's Isaiah Hodgins is more of a big-bodied contested catch guy, who can bail the quarterback out when he puts the ball up for grabs. Fifth-round QB Jake Fromm from Georgia might be the polar opposite of Allen physically and the kind of risk-averse style of play, but he excels in the quick-game, which the Bills quietly have gone more to with that 11 personnel, up-temp offense. He should be a high-quality backup, they might be able to deal for some draft capital down the road. While I don’t necessarily advocate drafting kickers and I didn’t study the class to much, I know that Tyler Bass has a LEG and could immediately replace Stephen Hauschka, who has converted less than 80 percent of his field-goal attempts in each of the last two years. I’m also a fan of the feisty Pitt corner Dane Jackson, who they picked up in the seventh round and he could actually compete for the starting nickel spot with Taron Johnson potentially. So maybe nothing spectacular, but a rock-solid class.


Other drafts I liked:

Arizona Cardinals, Minnesota Vikings and Carolina Panthers

Other questionable draft classes:

Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles and Las Vegas Raiders


Biggest reaches and steals are in the comments!


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2020.04.11 20:55 nick_0326 My 2020 NFL Mock Draft (3 rounds) with explanations, trades, and remaining free agent predictions

2020 NFL Mock Draft (3 rounds)
IMPACT FREE AGENTS AVAILABLE
Jadeveon Clowney – resigns with Seattle on 4yrs/$74M deal ($18.5M avg)
Cam Newton – signs with Los Angeles Chargers on 1y$15M deal
Jameis Winston – signs with Jacksonville on 1y$12M deal
Everson Griffen – signs with Houston on 2yrs/$18M deal ($9M avg)
Mike Daniels – signs with Tampa Bay on 2yrs/$15M deal ($7.5M avg)
Logan Ryan – signs with Buffalo on 1y$7M deal
Jason Peters – signs with New York Jets on 1y$7M deal
Prince Amukamara – signs with Indianapolis on 2yrs/$11M deal ($5.5M avg)
Eli Apple – signs with Denver on 1y$4M
TRADE CANDIDATES
Yannick Ngakoue – traded to Baltimore for picks 2(55) and 3(92)
Matt Judon – traded to New York Giants for picks 3(99) and 2021 3rd
Trent Williams – traded to Los Angeles Chargers for picks 3(71), and 5(151)
Brandin Cooks – traded along with a 2022 4th to Houston for pick 2(57)
Andy Dalton – traded to New Orleans for Nick Easton, Taysom Hill and pick 5(170)
ROUND 1
Cincinnati Bengals – Joe Burrow QB LSU 6’3” 221 lbs
This was the pick all along. They’ve done a decent job of deceiving people as there are still rumors of them possibly trading out. In most years, drafts typically produce one truly great QB when several go in round 1 (2005, 2009, 2012, 2016, 2017, 2018). I think Burrow is the only sure thing at QB in this class and I anticipate him being the best one by a long shot. If they can rebuild their offensive line, Burrow will have the weapons (Green, Boyd, Mixon) to perhaps make a playoff push in his rookie year. Cincinnati gets their franchise QB.
Washington Redskins – Chase Young EDGE Ohio State 6’5” 264 lbs
In most years, with numerous highly touted QBs available this pick would be up for sale. However, Chase Young is the ‘Andrew Luck’ of edge rushers (he has elite production paired with world class athleticism) and he plays arguably the second most important position on the field. With Ryan Kerrigan coming up on free agency in 2021, new defensive coordinator Jack Del RIo can pair Young with Sweat to potentially form the best pass rushing duo in the league. Trading back, even with the plethora of needs Washington has, would be foolish when a guarantee falls in their lap at 2.
Miami Dolphins (from Detroit) – Tua Tagovailoa QB Alabama 6’0” 217 lbs (trades Detroit 1(5), 1(18) and 2(56)
In an ideal world, Tua falls to Miami and they’re able to build around him using their war chest of picks. Unfortunately, the presence of QB-needy teams right behind them forces the Dolphins hand and they move up to get the guy they’ve coveted for months. They still have ample picks to restore the offensive line and get a running mate for Jordan Howard in the backfield. If Tua can stay healthy, he should be great. He never had a poor stretch of QB play in his three years at Alabama. If he busts it will be because of health.
New York Giants – Jedrick Wills Jr. OT Alabama 6’4” 312 lbs
The Giants sit in a peculiar position at 4. They could go several directions. Isaiah Simmons is arguably the BPA at this point and New York has a need at LB, but I think they want to give Daniel Jones every opportunity to succeed. Wills played RT (Tua’s blindside) at Alabama and will be a day one starter at that position for the Giants. If Solder can bounce back to being just average, their offensive line will make significant strides. I could see Simmons here, but I think Gettleman will go all in on Jones and pick the most polished tackle in the class.
Detroit Lions (from Miami) – Jeffrey Okudah CB Ohio State 6’1” 205 lbs
The early winners of the draft, Detroit moves back two spots and picks up two valuable selections while still getting their guy. Okudah belongs in the Ward/Lattimore tier in my opinion. He isn’t quite what Patrick Peterson was coming out of LSU, but he will be a great corner. With the loss of Slay, Okudah moves ahead of Derrick Brown for Detroit at 5. If Amani Oruwariye can continue his promising development, their partnership could blossom into one of the best secondaries in the league. The Ohio State product checks all the boxes and has a pro-bowl floor and an all-pro ceiling.
Los Angeles Chargers – Justin Herbert QB Oregon 6’6” 236 lbs
In this scenario, the Chargers sign Newton and trade for Trent Williams putting them into playoff contention immediately. They can go a few routes at 6. Tom Telesco can grab Simmons and create the most versatile defensive backfield in the league or take Wirfs and create a monster offensive line in one offseason. I still think they will desire a long-term answer at QB. A Herbert/Newton combination is the most intriguing veteran/rookie pairing in a long time. The Oregon product will provide the mobility, precision, and intangibles needed to succeed in the NFL. He will have a rebuilt veteran offensive line in front of him and several weapons. The question will be can Lynn, Steichen, and co. bring the best out of him.
Carolina Panthers – Isaiah Simmons LB Clemson 6’4” 238 lbs
If the draft plays out in this fashion, the Panthers will have four options at 7. They can trade out, take Derrick Brown, Tristan Wirfs, or Simmons. I think all three players make sense. Interior defensive line is a huge need after losing Butler and Addison. Brown is as good as it gets there. Wirfs could be an all-pro guard and switch out to tackle if Little doesn’t work out. Rhule has always been enamored with speed and length while at Temple and Baylor. Simmons has every physical trait one could ask for in a defender and he backed that up with great production. He will slot in next to Shaq Thompson and create a dynamic linebacking pair.
Arizona Cardinals – Derrick Brown DT Auburn 6’5” 326 lbs
After the acquisition of Hopkins, the Cardinals have two glaring holes on the roster. Offensive tackle (particularly RT) and interior defensive line. They’ll have quite the decision to make with Wirfs on the board, but I think they’ll go BPA and take Brown. Without a second-round pick, their early 3rd will have to be offensive line. I think they’ll prefer OT options over DT options at 72. Brown can come in and play next to new signee Jordan Phillips to help stifle the run game and create interior pressure. The Cardinals desperately need defensive upgrades and the prospects on that side of the ball are too tantalizing to pass up in the top 10.
Jacksonville Jaguars – CeeDee Lamb WR Oklahoma 6’2” 198 lbs
With Brown off the board, the Jags go and get their new top wideout. I think Jordan Love could be an option here if the board falls this way, but I think Jacksonville is eyeing 2021 to get their QB. The best way to find out if Minshew is the answer is to surround him with talent and give him every opportunity to throw the ball. I think Lamb and Chark will complement each other perfectly and should give this offense a huge boost. If it doesn’t work out, then maybe Fields or Lawrence will take advantage of a Lamb/Chark combination in 2021.
Cleveland Browns – Andrew Thomas OT Georgia 6’5” 315 lbs
At 10, only one tackle is off the board leaving Thomas, Wirfs, and Becton to choose from for the Browns. After signing Conklin in free agency, Cleveland must fill their hole at LT. Wirfs played mostly on the right at Iowa, although he projects to both sides as well as guard. Becton played LT at Louisville and is a physical specimen but struggled in pass pro. Thomas has been underrated in general by the media. I don’t think NFL teams see it the same way. He played 41 games in the SEC starting as an 18-year-old freshmen. He may not have the athletic upside of Wirfs or Becton, but he played better against superior competition. He should start immediately protecting Mayfield’s blindside.
New York Jets – Mehki Becton OT Louisville 6’7” 364 lbs
If Becton is still available at this point, Joe Douglas will have a hard time passing up on his enticing athletic upside, especially for a team like the Jets in desperate need of offensive line help. Of the four top offensive tackle prospects, Becton (along with Thomas) were the only ones who played the majority of their snaps on the left side protecting their QB’s blindside. He is a force in the run game but mostly an unknown in pass pro (which should cause a slight fall). The Jets invested heavily in Le’Veon Bell last offseason and his first year was fairly disappointing. Becton will go a long way in creating the space and time needed for Bell to have a bounce back year. If the run game can significantly improve with Becton as the day one starter at LT, then Darnold should also make strides in that offense.
Las Vegas Raiders – Jerry Jeudy WR Alabama 6’1” 193 lbs
An under-the-radar team if Carr steps his play up will be the new Las Vegas Raiders. Mayock and Gruden have done well constructing a roster with few needs. With the draft capital they have accrued, they are one solid draft away from being one of the most complete teams in the league. They do, however, have legitimately large holes at receiver and corner which they will look to address with their two first round picks. After Lamb went top 10, Vegas will have to choose between Jeudy, Ruggs, and Henderson. I think given their investment in Tyrell Williams last offseason, they’ll go for the more polished route runner and consistent performer in college. Jeudy has arguably been seen as the best WR prospect for this draft class. I think he’ll fit well with Carr (who doesn’t like to throw the ball deep down the field) and quickly emerge as the top wideout for Las Vegas.
Denver Broncos (from San Francisco through Indianapolis) – Henry Ruggs III WR Alabama 5’11” 188 lbs (trades San Francisco 1(15), and 3(77)
With San Francisco looking to gain day 2 draft capital, they swallow their infatuation with Ruggs and swap spots with Denver. The Broncos are another team with a fairly complete roster and by pairing Sutton with Ruggs you give Lock two very different but legitimate receivers. His addition will give Denver a more dangerous deep passing attack in the thin Denver air. If Lock turns out to be the franchise QB (which is a big IF), surrounding him with the weapons that Denver has acquired the last few years is the perfect situation to feel out his competence. With only a few holes (CB, T/G) on the roster, Denver can afford to trade their war chest of day 2 picks to move up and grab the receiver (or corner) that they covet.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Tristan Wirfs OT Iowa 6’5” 320 lbs
The Buccaneers are fortunate to have a player like Wirfs fall into their laps. With Brady at the helm for the next two years, Tampa must invest in players who can make an immediate impact. With Dotson remaining unsigned and 34 years old, their need at RT is apparent. Protecting Brady will be at the forefront of their draft strategy and there may not be a better fit than Wirfs. The Iowa product was the first offensive tackle to start as a true freshman under Kirk Ferentz. Although his play was erratic at times, he showed versatility playing both sides. His absolute floor is a good starting guard at the next level, but his ceiling is a ten plus year blindside protector. He should come in and compete for the start at RT opposite Donovan Smith.
San Francisco 49ers (from Denver) – C.J Henderson CB Florida 6’1” 204 lbs
John Lynch and co. decide to pass on the first tier of receivers given the depth of the class. Corner has become, in my opinion, more valuable each year and I think San Francisco will view that the same way (especially when considering their last game). Henderson may not be in the same class as Okudah, but he’s a hair above the next crop of CBs. As a purely traits-based coverage defender, Henderson rivals anyone in the class with his blend of speed, oily hips, and length. Tackling and run defending will be an issue, but I’m confident that with guidance from Richard Sherman, he will make strides in that area. By year two, Henderson should take over as the primary corner if Sherman were to leave in free agency.
Atlanta Falcons – Javon Kinlaw DT South Carolina 6’5” 324 lbs
In this year’s draft, I anticipate a break in the top tier of prospects around the middle of the first round. In this scenario, the break occurs at pick 16. Kinlaw is the last prospect that is justifiable in the top 10. The former Gamecock has the prototypical size and length to play all along the defensive line but is still a raw prospect. For Atlanta, interior defensive line remains a question mark after Grady Jarrett (with Senat having yet to step up). Pairing Jarrett and Kinlaw on the inside could create an incredible interior rush that could help stifle the pass happy NFC South and get the Falcons defense back on track.
Dallas Cowboys – K’Lavon Chaisson EDGE LSU 6’3” 254 lbs
This is mostly a projections-based pick. Chaisson is one of the youngest prospects available and his athleticism is through the roof. The Cowboys have a significant need opposite Demarcus Lawrence and could use a versatile edge defender like Chaisson. He has the ability to rush, cover, and defend the run at a high level. At LSU, he never had stellar production, but the arrow is pointing up. He finished the year with 4.5 sacks in his last 4 games against tough opposition and is renowned by his coaches for his character. A smart player with elite athleticism that played well against NFL talent week in and week out at LSU usually don’t last very long in the draft.
Indianapolis Colts (from Detroit through Miami through Pittsburgh) – Jordan Love QB Utah State 6’3” 234 lbs (trades Detroit 2(34), 2(44), and 4(122)
We always underestimate how often teams become enamored with QBs. I think it’s possible that the top four QB prospects are off the board within the first half of the first round. If there’s a straggler (most likely to be Love), a team will almost certainly move up to take him. For me, the Colts made the most sense for a few reasons. They signed Rivers to be their starter, but only for one year. I think they’ll be too good next year to hope for Lawrence or Fields in 2021. This is the perfect draft to bring in a raw prospect like Love, who has all the tools to be a successful pro and sit him behind Rivers for a year. The cost to move up wasn’t significant for Indianapolis given Detroit’s desire to move down again.
Las Vegas Raiders (from Chicago) – Kristian Fulton CB LSU 6’0” 197 lbs
The Raiders are in a great spot to address their two most pressing needs. Luckily for them their second pick falls one spot ahead of the corner-needy Jags. The last consensus first round corner is Fulton. If it wasn’t for a down year in 2019, the LSU defensive back would be gone by now. If Las Vegas exonerates his 2019 tape due to constant ankle-injuries (and playing DB when Burrow is your QB), this would be a no-brainer pick. Even more so now after the failed signing of Eli Apple, the Raiders must look for a long-term number one. If second year players (Mullen, Abram, Johnson) can take a step forward, a secondary that was once a weakness can transform the Raiders defense back to their old days.
Jacksonville Jaguars (from Los Angeles) – A.J Epenesa EDGE Iowa 6’5” 275 lbs
After taking Lamb at 9, Jacksonville transitions to addressing a ravaged defense. With Ngakoue on the move, they must dip back into the edge rushing prospects only a year after drafting stud Josh Allen. Epenesa was once thought of as a surefire top 10 pick, but after a rough combine, better athletes will be drafted before him. He wins with his technique and strength. He can anchor against the run and should provide consistent pressure as he did in the Big Ten. His sophomore tape alone should get him drafted in round 1. He will be a perfect complement to Josh Allen and will help transition the Jags defense post-Coughlin.
Philadelphia Eagles – Patrick Queen LB LSU 6’0” 229 lbs
After missing out on the tier one WRs, the Eagles can look to address one of their two most pressing needs; linebacker and safety. Both McKinney and Queen have good value at 21, but I have them taking the LSU product. After trading for Duke Riley and signing Jatavis Brown, Philly’s linebacking corps isn’t as dire as it once was. The addition of Queen will complete a revamped position group. At LSU, Queen excelled in coverage and showed great instinctual awareness. He is the perfect modern day LB and will have a vaunted defensive line to play behind. It wouldn’t shock me if he emerges as one of the best LBs in the NFL early on.
Minnesota Vikings (from Buffalo) – Justin Jefferson WR LSU 6’1” 202 lbs
Once the Vikings parted with Diggs, the WR position immediately became a priority in round one. After Adam Thielen, who struggled to stay healthy in 2019, the Vikings receiving core is barren. An injection of youth and potential is vital at the position. I wouldn’t be shocked if they double dipped at receiver in the first three rounds. The last time Minnesota took a receiver in round one was Laquon Treadwell in 2016, but I anticipate Jefferson will be far better. Jefferson is the consensus #4 receiver in this class and is one of the more polished and NFL-ready players available. He was highly productive in the SEC and checked every athletic box at the combine. He should come in and become Cousins go to option in the slot.
New England Patriots – Yetur Gross-Matos EDGE Penn State 6’5” 266 lbs
The Patriots have several options at 23. After losing Tom Brady, New England will go into the season with Stidham and Hoyer competing at QB. This opens up the possibility of them drafting a QB early, but I think the top four will be gone at this point and without a second round pick the Pats don’t have the flexibility to move up and get one. I think Belichick is looking at the 2021 draft for a new QB and I anticipate them tanking for Trevor Lawrence. I think this year, they’ll address the holes left by departing free agents on defense and grab the long and productive Penn State edge rusher to be molded into a Belichickian defensive chess piece.
New York Giants (from New Orleans) – Kenneth Murray LB Oklahoma (trades New Orleans 2(36), and 2021 2nd)
I think Gettlemen will look to aggressively address real areas of weakness on the Giants roster. They will be all in on Daniel Jones for the upcoming season and will want to make a playoff push. If Murray or Queen are still available at the back end of round one, I can see them moving up to secure one of them. When pairing Murray with new signee Blake Martinez and promising second year LB Ryan Connelly, the Giants turn a weakness into a strength. With heavy investment on their defensive line the past few drafts (and trades), Murray winds up in the perfect situation. He will be given tons of space behind that line which will allow New York to take advantage of his range and coverage ability. It also softens the blow of passing on Isaiah Simmons.
Cleveland Browns (from Minnesota) – Xavier McKinney S Alabama 6’0” 201 lbs (trades Minnesota 2(41), 3(74), 6(188)
McKinney is the only clear-cut round one safety (unless you consider Simmons a S) and several teams have holes in the middle of their secondary. If the Alabama defensive back slides past 21, front offices will try and move up to secure him. At Alabama, he played over 200 snaps at both safety spots as well as slot corner. His versatility in the secondary is one of his most unique traits. He will have the ability to fill the weakest link all across the defensive backfield which is incredibly valuable. For the Browns, they are in desperate need of a free safety as their current penciled in starter is Andrew Sendejo. McKinney will bring his flexibility and pair well with Ward, Williams, and Joseph to create a promising secondary.
Miami Dolphins (from Houston) – Josh Jones OT Houston 6’5” 319 lbs
After trading up to 3, Miami gets lucky as the most pro-ready LT is still on the board all the way down at 26. The Dolphins desperately need to rebuild their offensive line. At the moment only new signee Ereck Flowers and 2019 third rounder Michael Deiter seem to be set in stone. Jones may not be like the athletic freaks that were drafted before him, but he is the best pass protecting LT in this class and given his age should come in and start immediately. He also has the tools to transition to RT (Tua’s blindside) if need be. If McKinney was still available, Miami would have a tougher decision to make, but at 26 the Houston Cougar has great value.
Seattle Seahawks – Cesar Ruiz C/G Michigan 6’3” 307 lbs
Given the scarcity and lack of depth at interior offensive line in this class, I anticipate the top tier getting picked earlier than they should. Ruiz is the top C/G available in this draft and he will provide teams with an immediate starter with long-term flexibility at either guard or center. For Seattle, this pick makes too much sense for an inconsistent offensive line. Ruiz was a model of consistency at Michigan, starting 36 games over 3 years and never having a prolonged period of negative play. After trading Max Unger away a few years ago, John Schneider has yet to find a competent replacement. Ruiz will finally fill that need and move Britt out to guard or right tackle which should improve two positions at the same time.
Baltimore Ravens – Tee Higgins WR Clemson 6’4” 216 lbs
The fifth and arguably last round one caliber receiver still on the board goes to Baltimore. Higgins length and high-point skills will be exactly what Lamar Jackson was missing when he struggled throwing the ball last year. At Clemson, Higgins scored 25 touchdowns in his last two years. He will be the perfect safety blanket and red zone target (that isn’t Mark Andrews) for Jackson. His ability to box out and high point the ball will make life difficult for any defensive back in the league. By pairing Higgins with 2019 first rounder Hollywood Brown, the Ravens have two vastly different outlets to attack defenses through the air.
Tennessee Titans – Trevon Diggs CB Alabama 6’1” 205 lbs
Tennessee is another team with very few major holes. Jon Robinson has done a masterful job at filling this roster with proven talent and potential. Their biggest needs lie at RT and CB. With the loss of Logan Ryan, the Titans have only two legit corners on the roster (Jackson/Butler). The value of Diggs will be higher for teams looking for big corners who excel in press coverage. The Alabama CB has the physicality and ball skills to be successful. He may not have elite recovery speed, but it is one of the many reasons he pairs so well with a smaller and faster CB like Adoree Jackson.
Green Bay Packers – Denzel Mims WR Baylor 6’3” 207 lbs
The Baylor product is this year’s biggest pre-draft riser having once being thought of as a late day two or early day three developmental receiver. Mims has now turned into a fringe first round player. He aced the pre-draft process (had a great Senior Bowl week and posted a 4.38 40, 10’11” broad, 6.66 3-cone) while showcasing his impressive length (33⅞" arms, 6’3”). His two main issues to keep an eye on was his simplified and undeveloped route tree at Baylor combined with inconsistent hands this past year. The Packers finally get a reliable number two receiver opposite Davante Adams. Mims will hopefully provide a spark for an underperforming Green Bay passing offense.
Miami Dolphins (from San Francisco) – Grant Delpit S LSU (trades San Francisco 2(39), 4(141), 5(155), and 2021 6th)
This is a big win for Miami as they emerge from the first round having filled their three biggest needs, QB, LT, and FS. At 31, the Niners will be looking to trade down again and teams will be looking for that elusive fifth-year option at the end of the first. I have Miami giving up a few day 3 picks to move up 8 spots and take one of the more divisive prospects in this year’s draft. Delpit was considered top 10 material at the beginning of the college season, but a poor outing has hurt his stock significantly. Tackling issues aside, Delpit possess the range and ball skills to play as the deepest defender as a pro.
Kansas City Chiefs – Jaylon Johnson CB Utah 6’0” 193 lbs
The Utah corner is another prospect with a wide range of opinion. I think he could go top 20 or last to the end of the second round, it will depend on how the league views him. I think his coverage versatility will push him up and he’ll end up in the first round. After Kansas City lost Kendall Fuller in free agency, their need at corner intensified. I think Johnson will be capable of replacing Fuller’s ability to play both in the slot and out wide. A tandem of Ward, Johnson, and Fenton is a solid trio when considering how often they will have to defend the pass with Mahomes at QB. If Thornhill continues to impress, the Chiefs secondary will have a lot of potential.
ROUND 2
Cincinnati Bengals – Isaiah Wilson OT Georgia 6’6” 350 lbs
Detroit Lions (from Indianapolis through Washington) – Ross Blacklock DT TCU 6’3” 290 lbs
Detroit Lions – Julian Okwara EDGE Notre Dame 6’4” 252 lbs
New Orleans Saints (from New York) – A.J Terrell CB Clemson 6’1” 195 lbs
Sean Payton and co. decided to trade down and pick up a valuable 2021 pick that they can use to get a QB if need be. I think LB was a possibility had they stuck at 24, but Terrell is a nice consolation pick. After losing Eli Apple, the Saints are left with question marks behind Marshon Lattimore. Jenkins played fine down the stretch but he’s not a long-term partner for Lattimore. At Clemson, Terrell was the premiere corner and mirrored some of the best receivers in college football. He’s tall, long, and fast and should be able to match up against bigger receivers immediately. He also a great blitzer in the slot. Zach Baun is also a consideration here.
Los Angeles Chargers – Brandon Aiyuk WR Arizona State 6’0” 205 lbs
Carolina Panthers – Marlon Davidson DT Auburn 6’3” 303 lbs
San Francisco 49ers (from Miami) – Michael Pittman Jr. WR USC 6’4” 223 lbs
Houston Texans (from Arizona) – Jeremy Chinn S Southern Illinois 6’3” 221 lbs
Unable to convince Arizona to part with their first-round pick for DeAndre Hopkins, the Texans are left without the opportunity to get a blue-chip prospect. They have to hit on these two second round picks to remain in contention. At 40, they address an area of weakness next to free safety Justin Reid. Chinn is a defensive chess-piece with his world class athleticism and versatility. He can play box safety, nickel, or WLB. At Southern Illinois, he dominated with four interceptions in his final year. With this pick Houston will have the most intriguing safety pairing in the league with Reid and Chinn.
Minnesota Vikings (from Cleveland) – Jeff Gladney CB TCU 5’10” 191 lbs
Jacksonville Jaguars – Noah Igbinoghene CB Auburn 5’10” 198 lbs
Chicago Bears (from Las Vegas) – Austin Jackson OT USC 6’5” 322 lbs
This would be a value pick and a perfect spot to land for Jackson. Currently, the Bears have two veteran tackles in Leno Jr. and Massie. This past year, their play wasn’t too inspiring, and they could be gone by next offseason. Jackson is not pro-ready, but he’s only 20 years old and the potential is there. He could come in and be the sixth offensive linemen or the swing tackle in his rookie year. By year two, you’d expect him to start and by year three he could be one of the best left tackles in the league. Although Chicago has other more pressing needs, I think they’ll stick to their board and draft BPA.
Detroit Lions (from Indianapolis) – Jalen Reagor WR TCU 5’11” 206 lbs
Tampa Bay Buccaneers – D’Andre Swift RB Georgia 5’8” 212 lbs
Denver Broncos – Cameron Dantzler CB Mississippi State 6’2” 188 lbs
Atlanta Falcons – Zach Baun LB Wisconsin 6’2” 238 lbs
New York Jets – Laviska Shenault Jr. WR Colorado 6’1” 227 lbs
Pittsburgh Steelers – Terrell Lewis EDGE Alabama 6’5” 262 lbs
The board falls oddly for Pittsburgh. This is not a team with any gaping holes, but there are a few positions that could use depth. The three key areas of need are iOL, EDGE, and LB. I think they’d consider Lloyd Cushenberry III for the eventual replacement of Pouncey here or maybe someone like Willie Gay Jr. or Troy Dye to be depth behind Bush/Williams. I have them going with Lewis out of Alabama. This is a boom or bust type of pick. I don’t think they sign Bud Dupree to a long-term deal and thus they will be in need of an OLB opposite Watt next year. Lewis has all the physical tools (6’5”, 34” arms) to be dominant, he just needs more consistency.
Chicago Bears – Kyle Dugger S Lenoir-Rhyne 6’1” 217 lbs
Dallas Cowboys – Ashtyn Davis S California 6’1” 202 lbs
Los Angeles Rams – Lloyd Cushenberry III C LSU 6’3” 312 lbs
The Rams have significant holes on the interior of their offensive line. They have yet to adequately replace the losses of Saffold and Sullivan in the long term. Given their investment in Goff, this will be a priority. They make a step in the right direction with the LSU product who can come in and start at C day one and begin to form chemistry between him, Goff, and the rest of the offensive line. The center plays an invaluable position and if the right player is playing the position, the offense as a whole will improve. I think McVay is all in on Goff for the next three years at least and this will be reflected with their picks.
Philadelphia Eagles – K.J Hamler WR Penn State 5’9” 178 lbs
Buffalo Bills – Curtis Weaver EDGE Boise State 6’2” 265 lbs
Brandon Beane and Sean McDermott have done an incredible job of completing a roster with very few significant needs. After the acquisition of Diggs, you could argue the entire starting offense is already in place. With that said, their top pick should be used on defensive side of the ball (preferably EDGE or CB). Hughes and Addison combined for 15 sacks last year but will be 32 and 33 at the start of the season. Buffalo needs to find an understudy for them. Weaver was incredibly productive in college (34 sacks in three years), but lacks elite get off. He may not ever become an elite edge rusher at the next level, but his floor is relatively high given his outstanding production.
Jacksonville Jaguars (from Baltimore through Atlanta through New England) – Antoine Winfield Jr. S Minnesota 5’9” 203 lbs
Detroit Lions (from Miami through New Orleans) – Netane Muti G Fresno State 6’3” 315 lbs
Los Angeles Rams (from Houston)– Willie Gay Jr. LB Mississippi State 6’1” 243 lbs
Minnesota Vikings – Justin Madubuike DT Texas A&M 6’3” 293 lbs
Seattle Seahawks – Ezra Cleveland OT Boise State 6’6” 311 lbs
Baltimore Ravens – Malik Harrison LB Ohio State 6’3” 247 lbs
Tennessee Titans – Jordan Elliott DT Missouri 6’4” 302 lbs
Green Bay Packers – Lucas Niang OT TCU 6’6” 315 lbs
Kansas City Chiefs (from San Francisco) – Clyde Edwards-Helaire RB LSU 5’7” 207 lbs
Seattle Seahawks (from Kansas City) – Jalen Hurts QB Oklahoma 6’1” 222 lbs
ROUND 3
Cincinnati Bengals – Tyler Biadasz C/G Wisconsin 6’4” 314 lbs
Washington Redskins – Ben Bartch OT St. Johns (Minn.) 6’6” 309 lbs
Detroit Lions – Jonathan Taylor RB Wisconsin 5’10” 226 lbs
New York Jets (from New York) – Josh Uche EDGE Michigan 6’1” 245 lbs
Carolina Panthers – Bryce Hall CB Virginia 6’1” 202 lbs
Miami Dolphins – J.K Dobbins RB Ohio State 5’9” 209 lbs
Washington Redskins (from Los Angeles) – Chase Claypool WR Notre Dame 6’4” 238 lbs
Arizona Cardinals – Robert Hunt T/G Louisiana-Lafayette 6’5” 323 lbs
Jacksonville Jaguars – Leki Fotu DT Utah 6’5” 330 lbs
Minnesota Vikings (from Cleveland) – Alton Robinson EDGE Syracuse 6’3” 264 lbs
Indianapolis Colts – Tyler Johnson WR Minnesota 6’1” 206 lbs
Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Jacob Eason QB Washington 6’6” 231 lbs
San Francisco 49ers (from Denver) – Nick Harris C/G Washington 6’1” 302 lbs
Atlanta Falcons – Damon Arnette CB Ohio State 6’0” 195 lbs
New York Jets – Damien Lewis G LSU 6’2” 327 lbs
Las Vegas Raiders – Neville Gallimore DT Oklahoma 6’2” 304 lbs
Las Vegas Raiders (from Chicago) – Terrell Burgess S Utah 5’11” 202 lbs
Dallas Cowboys – Cole Kmet TE Notre Dame 6’6” 262 lbs
Denver Broncos (from Pittsburgh) – Jonah Jackson G Ohio State 6’3” 306 lbs
Los Angeles Rams – Antonio Gibson WR Memphis 6’0” 228 lbs
Detroit Lions (from Philadelphia) – Rashard Lawrence DT LSU 6’2” 308 lbs
Buffalo Bills – Amik Robertson CB Louisiana Tech 5’8” 187 lbs
New England Patriots – Harrison Bryant TE FAU 6’5” 243 lbs
New Orleans Saints – Davon Hamilton DT Ohio State 6’4” 320 lbs
Minnesota Vikings – Bryan Edwards WR South Carolina 6’3” 212 lbs
Houston Texans – Raekwon Davis DT Alabama 6’6” 311 lbs
Las Vegas Raiders (from Seattle through Houston) – Matt Hennessey G Temple 6’4” 307 lbs
Jacksonville Jaguars (from Baltimore) – Matt Peart OT UConn 6’7” 318 lbs
Tennessee Titans – Jack Driscoll OT Auburn 6’5” 306 lbs
Green Bay Packers – Akeem Davis-Gaither LB Appalachian State 6’1” 224 lbs
Denver Broncos (from San Francisco) – Jordyn Brooks LB Texas Tech 6’0” 240 lbs
Kansas City Chiefs – Logan Stenberg G Kentucky 6’6” 317 lbs
Cleveland Browns (from Houston) – Troy Pride Jr. CB Notre Dame 5’11” 193 lbs
New England Patriots – Van Jefferson WR Florida 6’1” 200 lbs
Baltimore Ravens (from New York) – Darrell Taylor EDGE Tennessee 6’4” 267 lbs
New England Patriots – Jake Fromm QB Georgia 6’2” 219 lbs
Seattle Seahawks – Jason Strowbridge DT North Carolina 6’4” 275 lbs
Pittsburgh Steelers – Devin Duvernay WR Texas 5’10” 200 lbs
Philadelphia Eagles – Geno Stone S Iowa 5’10” 207 lbs
Los Angeles Rams – Zack Moss RB Utah 5’9” 223 lbs
Minnesota Vikings – K’Von Wallace S Clemson 5’11” 206 lbs
Baltimore Ravens – Solomon Kindley G Georgia 6’3” 337 lbs
BEST AVAILABLE AFTER ROUND 3
QB – Anthony Gordon, James Morgan
RB – Cam Akers, A.J Dillon
WR – Lynn Bowden Jr., Donovan Peoples-Jones, K.J Hill
TE – Albert Okwuegbunam, Hunter Bryant, Adam Trautman, Brycen Hopkins
OT – Prince Tega Wanogho, Hakeem Adeniji
iOL – Tyre Phillips, Ben Bredeson
iDL – Benito Jones, James Lynch
EDGE – Jonathan Greenard, Anfernee Jennings, Bradlee Anae, Trevis Gipson
LB – Logan Wilson, Troy Dye
CB – Darnay Holmes, Stanford Samuels III, Kenny Robinson Jr.
S – Alohi Gilman, Brandon Jones
Picks By Team
AFC East
Buffalo – DE Curtis Weaver, SCB Amik Robertson
Miami – QB Tua Tagovailoa, L(R)T Josh Jones, FS Grant Delpit, RB J.K Dobbins
New England – EDGE Yetur Gross-Matos, TE Harrison Bryant, X-WR Van Jefferson, QB Jake Fromm
New York – LT Mekhi Becton, WR Laviska Shenault Jr., OLB Josh Uche, RG Damien Lewis
NFC East
Dallas – RDE K’Lavon Chaisson, FS Ashtyn Davis, TE Cole Kmet
New York – RT Jedrick Wills Jr., WLB Kenneth Murray
Philadelphia – LB Patrick Queen, Y-WR K.J Hamler, FS Geno Stone
Washington – EDGE Chase Young, LT Ben Bartch, WTE Chase Claypool
AFC North
Baltimore – X-WR Tee Higgins, MLB Malik Harrison, RUSH Darrell Taylor, LG Solomon Kindley
Cincinnati – QB Joe Burrow, RT Isaiah Wilson, C/G Tyler Biadasz
Cleveland – LT Andrew Thomas, FS Xavier McKinney, CB Troy Pride Jr.
Pittsburgh – OLB Terrell Lewis, SWR Devin Duvernay
NFC North
Chicago – LT Austin Jackson, SS Kyle Dugger
Detroit – CB Jeffrey Okudah, RDT Ross Blacklock, LDE Julian Okwara, WR Jalen Reagor, RG Netane Muti, RB Jonathan Taylor, LDT Rashard Lawrence
Green Bay – WR Denzel Mims, RT Lucas Niang, ILB Akeem Davis-Gaither
Minnesota – Y-WR Justin Jefferson, CB Jeff Gladney, RDT Justin Madubuike, RDE Alton Robinson, Z-WR Bryan Edwards, S K’Von Wallace
AFC South
Houston – SS Jeremy Chinn, DE Raekwon Davis
Indianapolis – QB Jordan Love, X-WR Tyler Johnson
Jacksonville – Z-WR CeeDee Lamb, DE A.J Epenesa, CB Noah Igbinoghene, FS Antoine Winfield Jr., NT Leki Fotu, LT Matt Peart
Tennessee – CB Trevon Diggs, DT Jordan Elliott, RT Jack Driscoll
NFC South
Atlanta – DT Javon Kinlaw, SLB Zach Baun, CB Damon Arnette
Carolina – LB/S Isaiah Simmons, LDE Marlon Davidson, CB Bryce Hall
New Orleans – CB A.J Terrell, NT Davon Hamilton
Tampa Bay – RT Tristan Wirfs, RB D’Andre Swift, QB Jacob Eason
AFC West
Denver – WR Henry Ruggs III, CB Cameron Dantzler, RG Jonah Jackson, ILB Jordyn Brooks
Kansas City – CB Jaylon Johnson, RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire, LG Logan Stenberg
Los Angeles – QB Justin Herbert, Y-WR Brandon Aiyuk
Las Vegas – Z-WR Jerry Jeudy, CB Kristian Fulton, DT Neville Gallimore, FS Terrell Burgess, LG Matt Hennessey
NFC West
Arizona – RDT Derrick Brown, RT/G Robert Hunt
Los Angeles – C Lloyd Cushenberry III, ILB Willie Gay Jr., WR Antonio Gibson, RB Zack Moss
San Francisco – CB C.J Henderson, X-WR Michael Pittman Jr., C/RG Nick Harris
Seattle – C/G Cesar Ruiz, RT Ezra Cleveland, QB Jalen Hurts, LDT Jason Strowbridge
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2020.03.31 15:09 Krutulu0910 My ideal fallout 5 + DLC; And what would you like?

Hello, this is my very first reddit post, so I hope you will be understanding if I make some errors. It would be greatly appreciated if, after reading you could comment, and say what you think about my ideas, without being afraid to criticize.
It's also cool if you'd leave a comment about what youd'like in the next Fallout game (factions, setting, enemies, mechanics,...)
So, without further ado, would like to present my ideal Fallout 5, mostly on the topics of setting/ worldbuilding, with some insights into story and also possible DLC.
Also, more in general, this post is going to be more about new things in the game (setting, factions,...), than things I would like to return from older games. Of course I would like refined gameplay, and smooth shooting. Also I would like a lot of customization and freedom of choice with the situations in the game.
Story: I’m not very competent regarding the writing of a story, so I won’t be saying anything detailed, that might be for another post. What I am going to say is a general structure that I would like for the story, concerning its place within the world. I want the story to be more a story about the adventures of the protagonists and the many themes it can explore, than tying too directly into the political climate of the setting. What I mean is like this: I don’t want the different endings to be the faction endings, unlike for example Fallout 4, where each ending was for each major faction. An example that comes to mind is The Witcher 3, where the “political” ending was decided by a chain of side quests, while the main quests had their own set of main endings. Like in the Witcher, or Fallout New Vegas, however some tie in with the two storylines is good, if written well, and not too overbearing.
Protagonist and progression: I do not have much to say here, I might save something for another, specific post. What I’d like would be for the developers to bring back the old system, like in New Vegas (skills, perks and traits), and also to have a more “blank protagonist” than in Fallout 4 (so no complete backstory and voice acting).
Another thing I would like to see, is a combination of the various systems that were used in the Fallout games to judge the character’s actions: the one that made more sense was the one in NV, where each faction and community had its own judgment of the player. I still liked the companion judging by the followers in Fo4, but it should be parallel to the other systems. Finally, for Karma: if you murder someone, but no one sees you, you should loose “personal karma” but the entire wasteland shouldn’t know that you murdered this person. If you are seen , however you should loose reputation only with factions allied to that person, and only if the ones who see you realistically can inform these factions.
I’ve also seen that people like the idea of having different races to choose from, I also like the idea but I think it would be very difficult to implement, at least in the way many people intend, which is choosing from the beginning, like in The Elder Scrolls. Something that could be more plausible according to me would be having the player be mutated/changed through choices in the game. As an example: the player can offer himself as a test subject for the Master’s chosen (see below), to be the first mutated with a new strain of FEV, or long term radiation exposure could transform him into a ghoul. Of course this would radically change the way the game is played, with advantages like RAD resistance, but people being more discriminative, or some factions outright refusing to cooperate with them.
Side quest design: the quest journal should be divided into “Main story” “Side quests” and “Activities”, of course story quests are found in the first section. In the second section there should be the actual side quests, well written quests, hopefully with more than just two endings and branching paths. In the “Activities” there should be the classical fetch quests and camp eliminations, I say this because sometimes I like to just test out some new weapons and gadgets. The thing is these activities shouldn’t be forced down the player’s throat, like wit Preston Garvey, I was thinking about something like a bulletin board.
Weapons: I liked the customization system in Fo4, but it somehow lowered the number of actually diverse weapons there were. I’d generally like more weapons, and the ditching of Legendary system. For unique weapons I want them to be truly unique, in look and function, and earned in a unique way (like through a quest), not just “oh cool, this weapon that dropped from a random ghoul fires cryo projectiles for some reason”. I think you get my meaning.
Setting : this is one of my main points. I heard several plausible locations for Fallout 5 to take place in; many of them outside the US, like China, or the UK. I however, think that the “American” vibe is a defining aspect of the series, and that having a game set outside the US would be like stripping the game of part of its Fallout identity. That said, I think that DLC could well be set outside of the US, more on that later.
So, what do I think to be the “perfect” setting for Fallout 5: I think it’s the American Central South region, specifically Texas and its surrounding states. Here are my motivations: the main one is diversity, by that I mean in landscapes and biomes, this would make the map much more diverse than Fo4, 3 or NV.
You could have a more edified and industrialized region in the central part of Texas, where current big urban areas like Houston, Austin and Dallas are located, this region would be reminiscent of previous Fallout games, especially Fo 2, around the region of the NCR, where Vault City is located.
Then, going North towards Colorado you would first encounter the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, and going even further the mountains would get bigger and more rugged, the perfect spot for renegade and outcast factions, and some shady prewar government schemes.
Going West, towards New Mexico and the Mexican border there would be a more desert looking region, more reminiscing of the Mojave Wasteland, with similar cowboy and western vibes. A good capital for this region could be El Paso, and I see a lot of plausible conflict that could happen over this area, between new and/or existing factions.
Finally going East, towards Louisiana and the Bayou you would find a very swampy and vegetated area, kind of like the swamp in the South of Fo4’s map, but more overgrown and dangerous. Here you’d find the most horrible mutated creatures, and for human inhabitants, you would have tribal populations, and of course, mysterious Voodoo worshipers.
After this very extensive talk about diversity, here are some other reasons I like Texas as a plausible location. There is the fact that Texas as a location has the right amount of knowledge and mystery about it, I mean from a whole series perspective: it is mentioned quite often (and even has a spin off game set there, which however is mostly considered non canon), but details are never mentioned too much, leaving enough space for completely new factions and ideas, but also returning ones with slight variations.
Another final reason is that I consider it quite “central” as a location, not only from an American perspective, where it is basically where East meets West, but it is also quite open to the rest of the world, having Mexico in the south West, and the Caribbean in the South, South-East, more on that later, under DLC.
Timeframe: the game should be set around 2265. For reference: Caesar’s Legion is on the rise, conquering tribe after tribe in the north. Enough time has also passed, so that the NCR and RNT (see below) have had enough time to expand into functioning nations.
Factions:
Republic of New Texas (RNT): kind of like Vault City was founded by descendants of Vault 8 dwellers, this Country was founded by descendants of another control vault located in the Texan Heartland region, specifically Austin. However unlike the NCR which incorporated Vault City, the city of New Austin is both the founding city and the capital of the RNT, with the former state capitol serving as the Government building. Also unlike the NCR, the RNT isn’t based on a prewar state but on the sovereign nation that was the Republic of Texas, from 1835 to 1846. I envision the governing party to be somewhat split between embracing full independence for the nation, like in the olden days, or allying with the NCR to form a unified USA. The protagonist could be a major player in this decision.
NCR expeditionary force: It’s a detachment of NCR rangers and troopers sent to negotiate with the RNT about a unified America. They would be located somewhere in the west of the map, towards New Mexico. The relationships between the two countries can be mediated peacefully, or with conflict. Through the decisions of the player the state of the relationship throughout the game can change. It can range from full fusion, to peaceful cooperation, to a state of cold war, to all out conflict, with the NCR invading Texas.
Kingdom of the Cougars: Because of the spread of Caesar’s Legion, to escape subjugation they had to flee from their former territories in Colorado and Utah. This results in them settling in territories claimed by the RNT, with which they are in conflict. This “kingdom” is more like loose confederation of tribes, residing in the north of the map. They have an official king who resides in the Stronghold, a base on an island in a mountain lake, which acts as the capital of the kingdom, but the single chieftains do mostly as they please, each of the tribes is characterized by different elements of society/aesthetics. A quest line I envision is the player helping in a matter of succession, after the death of a king. Here are a few of the tribes:
-The Master’s chosen: their end goal is to install a Super Mutant master race, like the Master wanted in Fallout 1. They are a remnant of the Master’s army, some are very radical in their beliefs, while others are more moderate, and thanks to those the player can interact with them. They reside in a prewar lab in the Rocky Mountain foothills, where they experiment with FEV. If one of them becomes King of the Cougars, they will start to bring their experiments and mutations onto a greater scale.
-The Highway Vikings: they are highwaymen, who control the highest mountain passes to the northwest, they try to act diplomatically, demanding fees to travelers, but most of them are actual pillagers, who enslave, rape and raid to their hearts content. Like the name suggests, they are very rugged, and masters of survival. If the player wants to join them, parts of their initiation ritual are very brutal, which will negatively affect reputation with many factions.
-The Comanche: descending from actual Native Americans, they are a proud seminomadic people, who greatly esteem mutated horses, which they breed to have the perfect steed. Their aesthetics are inspired by classical native American looks ( tents, feather decorations,…). They reside mostly in the northeast, towards Oklahoma, in the great plains and are, as said, seminomadic. They are mostly quite peaceful, and try to stay out of conflict.
The Enclave, Southern department: they are safe hidden in Vault 1 which is the vault in which all the experiments are monitored. Along with the lead scientists of Vault Tech they have a very heavy influence on the politics of the region through an advanced network of spies and politicians in disguise. They are also among the best armed and armored fighters, however due to their small numbers, if they are discovered and brought out of hiding, they can be defeated by much larger armies. Their goal is to repopulate the wasteland with “pure” human beings, and they are extremely discriminative towards ghouls and mutants.
The Texas chapter of the Brotherhood of Steel: their initial goals were the recovery and preservation of prewar tech and another reason they are in Texas is to hunt down the Master’s chosen. During the game however they are reduced to mercenaries, and looked down upon by the original West Coast BoS. They have an uneasy alliance with the RNT, where they often fight along their armed forces in the conflict against the expanding tribes in the north, but for diverging goals.
The Worshipers: they live in the swamps of the Bayou to the east, and are known to have mysterious religious tendencies, inspired by Voodoo. They are very ruthless, capturing and selling slaves, and manufacturing drugs from plants growing in the bogs, which they sell to residents of the RNT, in the more lawless regions.
Settlements: as with the side activities I mentioned earlier, settlement building shouldn’t be forced down the player’s throat. They should also be self-sufficient before the player interacts with them, he/she can then improve and modify them. There should be some kind of natural and logical way to acquire and manage them (all optional of course). The settlements should also be tied into the faction that controls the areas and if there is a skirmish over one between two factions, it should change hands. This could make for a very engaging mechanic, kind of like the turf wars in GTA San Andreas.
DLC: I mentioned earlier that I like Texas because it is so “central”, so I think there is a lot of directions in which the DLC could bring us.
Mexico: we know little about how Mexico fares after the War, so we could go southwest to explore the country and its unique factions. The plotline could be about remnants of a prewar cartel, with large scale drug running operations in the border to the US. We also know that at one point the US invaded Mexico before the war, so there could be some interesting lore. Another interesting part of Mexican culture is the Festival of the Dead, with very iconic aesthetics.
The Caribbean: due to Texas’ location on the Gulf of Mexico, and It’s relative proximity to prominent places in the Caribbean, we could see a DLC that brings us there. For example we could help establish a colony for the RNT, or help the inhabitants of the Islands repelling the settlers. Other themes that can be explored are slavery, and pirates, seeing the history of the region, and of course expand about the Voodoo themes of the Worshipers.
North: maybe in a DLC we can encounter Caesar’s Legion, who are expanding in the territories of Utah and Colorado. We could go even more to the north, towards Wyoming and Montana, I see something very unique could be done if Yellowstone was used as a location.
I actually didn’t think I would write so many details, but I definitely had a lot of fun.
If you took your time to read everything I thank you a lot!! It would be greatly apreaciated if you left feedback in the comments, and too, write what you'd like in Fallout 5 (quests, setting, factions,...).
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2020.03.29 00:06 Cav_vaC Rankings: Every D1 Team vs. Spread Since 2011 (Cumulative) - UVA, MSU, Nova on top

Since 2011 (as far back as I have data), how has each team done vs. the spread?
Specifically, if you bet $110 on every single game to beat the spread (which wins you $100 profit) since 2011, where would you be today? The chart below shows.
Interestingly, a lot of the best teams of the era were also the best vs. the spread. Coincidence? I'm not sure, honestly. Someone has to be best vs. the spread, and assuming it's a bell curve (and it is) someone will be 2+ standard deviations ahead. But there's no a priori reason it should be UVA and MSU instead of e.g. Washington State or St. Peter's.
(To pre-answer a question, sometimes you can win more money with fewer net wins vs. the spread because losses hurt you more than wins benefit you, and not every game gets a spread.)
Additional data / year-by-year cuts
Team Money Won Lines Set **Net Wins vs. Spread % Games Won & Beat Spread Points Above Spread
1 Virginia Cavaliers $4430 275 55 55.27% 559
2 Michigan State Spartans $3940 290 51 54.14% 440
3 Villanova Wildcats $3610 290 48 54.48% 329
4 South Dakota State Jackrabbits $3550 259 46 53.28% 593.5
5 Utah Utes $3200 272 43 44.49% 310.5
6 Wichita State Shockers $2340 276 35 52.54% 273
7 Tulsa Golden Hurricane $2290 264 34 45.08% 131
8 Yale Bulldogs $2070 201 29 47.26% 109.5
9 Gonzaga Bulldogs $1570 281 28 52.67% 525
10 Creighton Blue Jays $1480 277 27 50.54% 312
11 Buffalo Bulls $1420 270 26 46.67% 447.5
12 Saint Josephs-Pennsylvania Hawks $1410 206 23 46.12% 131.5
13 Houston Cougars $1410 250 25 47.2% 381.5
14 Davidson College Wildcats $1370 274 26 49.27% 134.5
15 Robert Morris Colonials $1350 109 18 44.04% -62.5
16 North Florida Ospreys $1350 108 18 38.89% 48.5
17 Northwestern State Demons $1330 74 16 29.73% 4
18 North Carolina Tar Heels $1290 296 26 50% 289.5
19 Georgia Bulldogs $1280 272 25 39.71% 203.5
20 Texas-Arlington Mavericks $1260 239 23 43.1% 231
21 Hartford Hawks $1250 87 16 42.53% 105.5
22 Oregon Ducks $1240 285 25 49.82% 315
23 Seton Hall Pirates $1170 275 24 43.64% 140
24 IUPU-Fort Wayne Mastadons $1130 242 22 40.5% 213
25 New Mexico State Aggies $1070 190 19 48.95% 352.5
26 Southeastern Louisiana Lions $1070 80 14 32.5% 102
27 California-Irvine Anteaters $1060 281 23 45.2% 185
28 William & Mary $1060 212 20 41.98% 47
29 Furman Paladins $1030 236 21 42.8% 187
30 Wisconsin-Green Bay Phoenix $1030 262 22 41.98% 87.5
31 Kansas Jayhawks $990 290 23 52.41% 66.5
32 Purdue Boilermakers $980 274 22 45.99% 299
33 Vermont Catamounts $940 112 14 48.21% 119
34 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets $920 264 21 35.98% -21
35 San Diego State Aztecs $910 271 21 49.08% 140
36 Wofford Terriers $870 253 20 43.08% 298.5
37 Saint Francis-Pennsylvania Red Flash $840 85 12 42.35% -89.5
38 Mississippi Rebels $820 281 21 40.57% -18
39 Florida International Panthers $770 232 18 34.91% 99.5
40 Nevada Wolf Pack $760 277 20 45.13% 138
41 Colgate Red Raiders $750 104 12 42.31% 146.5
42 Louisville Cardinals $740 282 20 47.16% 383
43 Providence Friars $740 279 20 44.44% 332.5
44 North Carolina Central Eagles $740 108 12 40.74% 166
45 Gardner Webb Runnin Bulldogs $730 106 12 42.45% 106.5
46 Norfolk State Spartans $720 110 12 35.45% 69
47 Tennessee State Tigers $660 233 17 33.48% 25.5
48 North Carolina State Wolfpack $650 275 19 43.64% 114.5
49 Fresno State Bulldogs $620 259 18 38.61% 295.5
50 Maryland Terrapins $610 268 18 44.03% 84
51 Saint Bonaventure Bonnies $600 265 18 46.04% 287
52 California Baptist $590 51 8 45.1% 51.5
53 Northern Illinois Huskies $540 258 17 32.17% -17
54 Southern University A&M Jaguars $540 105 10 34.29% 13.5
55 Army Black Knights $520 107 10 42.06% -37.5
56 South Dakota Coyotes $480 246 16 38.62% 139
57 Merrimack Warriors $480 30 6 56.67% -8
58 California-Santa Barbara Gauchos $480 247 16 41.7% 66.5
59 Iowa State Cyclones $470 269 17 44.98% 403.5
60 Prairie View A&M $470 97 9 36.08% 140.5
61 Manhattan Jaspers $460 270 17 41.11% 76.5
62 Hofstra Pride $440 256 16 40.23% 4.5
63 East Tennessee State Buccaneers $420 193 13 45.08% 125
64 Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks $420 236 15 30.08% 193
65 Lipscomb Bison $410 108 9 37.04% 84.5
66 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs $380 244 15 45.9% 80
67 Georgia Southern Eagles $370 248 15 38.71% 248
68 No.Carolina A&T $340 59 6 35.59% 90.5
69 Murray State Racers $340 252 15 46.43% 228.5
70 Fairleigh Dickinson-Metropolitan Knights $320 83 7 36.14% 197
71 Seattle University Red Hawks $310 129 9 37.21% 107
72 Iowa Hawkeyes $280 268 15 45.9% 129
73 Florida A&M $270 93 7 33.33% 64
74 Sam Houston State Bearkats $270 95 7 41.05% 34.5
75 Texas Rio Grande Vaqueros $250 80 6 32.5% 92
76 North Alabama $240 57 5 28.07% 25.5
77 Winthrop Eagles $230 102 7 38.24% -52.5
78 Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans $230 251 14 39.04% 9.5
79 San Francisco Dons $210 258 14 39.92% 143
80 Campbell Fighting Camels $200 86 6 37.21% -18.5
81 California State-Bakersfield Roadrunners $180 70 5 31.43% 48.5
82 Stetson Hatters $170 93 6 23.66% -21.5
83 Michigan Wolverines $160 287 15 48.78% 318.5
84 Utah Valley Wolverines $40 100 5 35% 22
85 Arizona Wildcats $30 294 14 50.34% 246
86 Indiana Hoosiers $10 276 13 45.65% 213.5
87 Dayton Flyers $0 277 13 47.29% 212.5
88 Valparaiso Crusaders $-40 267 12 44.94% 34.5
89 Central Florida Knights $-40 244 11 38.93% -70
90 Northern Kentucky Norse $-80 164 7 42.68% 139
91 Delaware Blue Hens $-80 254 11 37.01% -55.5
92 Jackson State Tigers $-100 86 3 26.74% -17
93 Montana Grizzlies $-100 263 11 44.11% 185.5
94 Long Island Brooklyn Blackbirds $-110 107 4 40.19% 104
95 Tennessee Volunteers $-110 282 12 42.2% 305
96 Bowling Green State Falcons $-120 261 11 38.7% -14
97 South Carolina-Upstate Spartans $-150 94 3 28.72% -66
98 Harvard Crimson $-170 227 9 42.73% 112
99 Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns $-170 247 10 43.72% 14.5
100 Stony Brook Seawolves $-200 108 3 40.74% -21.5
101 New Hampshire Wildcats $-260 75 1 24% -67.5
102 Hampton University Pirates $-260 96 2 39.58% 175.5
103 Kansas State Wildcats $-280 270 10 42.59% 131
104 Duke Blue Devils $-280 292 11 50.68% 87
105 American Eagles $-290 102 2 39.22% 83.5
106 Princeton Tigers $-310 212 7 43.87% 43
107 Abilene Christian Wildcats $-310 62 0 40.32% 41
108 Missouri-Kansas City Kangaroos $-320 150 4 34.67% -5.5
109 Evansville Aces $-320 259 9 34.75% 50
110 Portland State Vikings $-360 246 8 36.59% -1
111 Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders $-400 276 9 42.75% 288
112 New Mexico Lobos $-400 274 9 45.99% -17
113 Florida State Seminoles $-400 276 9 46.38% 143.5
114 Coppin State Eagles $-410 105 1 21.9% -43
115 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers $-420 277 9 41.52% -7.5
116 South Carolina State Bulldogs $-430 88 0 20.45% 8
117 New Orleans Privateers $-440 69 -1 31.88% -18.5
118 Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils $-450 92 0 14.13% -111
119 Maryland-Baltimore County Retrievers $-450 92 0 35.87% -3.5
120 Samford Bulldogs $-460 244 7 31.15% 107
121 Oklahoma Sooners $-470 269 8 42.01% 178
122 Loyola-Chicago Ramblers $-470 265 8 38.49% 123.5
123 Radford Highlanders $-480 98 0 39.8% 78
124 Maine Black Bears $-500 80 -1 13.75% -41
125 Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles $-510 253 7 35.18% 92.5
126 Southern Methodist Mustangs $-520 260 7 43.08% 13.5
127 Eastern Washington Eagles $-530 258 7 40.31% 142.5
128 Baylor Bears $-540 261 7 45.59% 216.5
129 Florida Gulf Coast Eagles $-550 112 0 38.39% 60.5
130 Illinois-Chicago Flames $-580 267 7 31.84% -96.5
131 Towson Tigers $-580 246 6 36.59% 38
132 Albany Great Danes $-580 97 -1 31.96% 67
133 Saint Francis-New York Terriers $-590 55 -3 32.73% -93.5
134 Nicholls State Colonels $-590 77 -2 31.17% -99.5
135 Grambling State Tigers $-590 58 -3 32.76% 36
136 Memphis Tigers $-600 274 7 44.53% 135
137 North Carolina-Asheville Bulldogs $-610 101 -1 28.71% -69
138 Butler Bulldogs $-620 278 7 46.04% 55.5
139 Canisius Golden Griffins $-640 263 6 38.4% -108
140 Longwood Lancers $-640 87 -2 31.03% 85.5
141 Air Force Falcons $-650 240 5 30.83% -98
142 Virginia Tech Hokies $-650 260 6 36.92% 101
143 Akron Zips $-660 262 6 42.37% 86.5
144 Hawaii Rainbow Warriors $-680 247 5 42.11% 49
145 McNeese State Cowboys $-690 76 -3 30.26% -49
146 South Alabama Jaguars $-710 253 5 36.36% -91
147 Incarnate Word Cardinals $-710 58 -4 17.24% -50.5
148 Eastern Michigan Eagles $-720 251 5 39.44% 115.5
149 Mississippi State Bulldogs $-730 257 5 36.96% -66.5
150 Charleston Southern Buccaneers $-750 89 -3 32.58% 48.5
151 Mercer Bears $-750 195 2 36.92% -94.5
152 Mount Saint Marys Mountaineers $-770 70 -4 37.14% 9
153 Wyoming Cowboys $-770 265 5 35.85% -55.5
154 Auburn Tigers $-780 265 5 40% 4.5
155 Lafayette College Leopards $-790 98 -3 33.67% -151.5
156 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers $-790 139 -1 40.29% -25
157 Pennsylvania Quakers $-800 227 3 37% -27
158 Alabama A&M $-840 86 -4 19.77% -113
159 Saint Marys College-California Gaels $-850 237 3 47.68% 17
160 Jacksonville State Gamecocks $-860 239 3 31.8% 28
161 Belmont Bruins $-880 243 3 46.09% 95
162 Central Arkansas Bears $-890 74 -5 24.32% -103
163 New Jersey Tech Highlanders $-900 77 -5 28.57% 4.5
164 Saint Louis Billikens $-910 269 4 40.52% -86.5
165 Binghamton Bearcats $-910 81 -5 22.22% -17.5
166 Bethune Cookman Wildcats $-920 81 -5 33.33% -23
167 Clemson Tigers $-940 256 3 39.84% 34
168 Houston Baptist Huskies $-950 86 -5 18.6% -22
169 Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks $-960 216 1 35.65% 59.5
170 Presbyterian Blue Hose $-960 88 -5 25% -54.5
171 Pepperdine Waves $-970 263 3 31.18% -30
172 Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks $-990 95 -5 14.74% -185.5
173 Oregon State Beavers $-990 267 3 36.7% -52.5
174 Bucknell Bison $-1020 121 -4 39.67% 107.5
175 Texas-El Paso Miners $-1030 252 2 37.7% -71
176 North Texas Mean Green Eagles $-1040 236 1 33.05% -187.5
177 Lamar Cardinals $-1050 85 -6 35.29% 21.5
178 Navy Midshipmen $-1050 107 -5 30.84% -20.5
179 Pacific Tigers $-1060 260 2 32.69% -109
180 California-Davis Aggies $-1060 259 2 35.91% 22
181 Xavier Musketeers $-1090 287 3 45.99% 57.5
182 Utah State Aggies $-1090 264 2 43.94% 151
183 Lehigh Mountain Hawks $-1100 116 -5 37.93% 55
184 Missouri Tigers $-1100 273 2 36.26% 31.5
185 Northern Colorado Bears $-1120 250 1 36.4% -134.5
186 Temple Owls $-1130 275 2 41.82% -66
187 Savannah State Tigers $-1140 63 -8 25.4% -219.5
188 Saint Peters Peacocks $-1150 213 -1 34.27% -45
189 Sacred Heart Pioneers $-1160 86 -7 33.72% -144
190 Toledo Rockets $-1180 260 1 42.69% 168
191 Wisconsin Badgers $-1190 286 2 46.85% 53.5
192 Grand Canyon Antelope $-1190 93 -7 34.41% 8
193 Loyola-Marymount Lions $-1210 140 -5 37.14% -100.5
194 Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions $-1230 99 -7 21.21% -1.5
195 Virginia Commonwealth Rams $-1250 278 1 46.04% 111.5
196 West Virginia Mountaineers $-1260 280 1 43.21% 38
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2020.03.24 16:48 BirdmanPB Mel Kiper 2020 Mock Draft 3.0

Time for NFL Mock Draft 3.0, projecting every first-round pick in the 2020 NFL draft. As we enter uncharted territory on the draft calendar -- the league has prohibited all pre-draft visits between prospects and teams because of the coronavirus pandemic -- we can still look forward to Day 1 of the draft, which kicks off April 23.
This is my first mock draft since before the combine, and you'll see a few prospects who rose after their performances in Indianapolis. And this is also the first mock draft in which we know how most of NFL free agency has played out, so team needs are much clearer.
OK, let's get to it. Check out my new Big Board and position rankings, too.
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  1. Cincinnati Bengals
Joe Burrow, QB, LSU
Andy Dalton is still on the Bengals' roster -- there aren't many teams left on the quarterback carousel that make sense as a trade partner -- but this is a no-brainer: Take Burrow and build your team around the Heisman-winning quarterback. Cincinnati already has a WR1 in A.J. Green and RB1 in Joe Mixon, and there are a few solid offensive pieces elsewhere, including the impending debut of 2019 first-round pick Jonah Williams, who missed all of last season with a shoulder injury but can step in immediately and protect Burrow's blind side.
  1. Washington Redskins
Chase Young, DE, Ohio State
If Washington is serious about Dwayne Haskins as its unquestioned starter at quarterback, it has to take Young, the clear top pass-rusher in this class and one of the best edge-rushing prospects of the past decade. Ron Rivera already has some talented defenders with whom to work (including Jonathan Allen, Montez Sweat, Landon Collins and free-agent signing Kendall Fuller) and Young could top 10 sacks as a rookie. The big question for the Redskins: Can they get back a decent pick in a Trent Williams trade? He wants out, and they don't have a second-round pick after moving up for Sweat last year.
  1. Detroit Lions
Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State
The Lions' best-case scenario with this pick? Field offers for teams trying to trade up to draft Tua Tagovailoa -- the Dolphins (Nos. 5, 18 and 26 picks) and Chargers (No. 6 pick) make the most sense -- and still land Okudah. That would give them extra premium draft picks and the top corner in the class to replace Darius Slay and pair with free-agent signing Desmond Trufant. After a 3-12-1 season, general manager Bob Quinn and coach Matt Patricia need wins now, and the additions of Jamie Collins, Danny Shelton and Nick Williams will help their defense immediately.
  1. New York Giants
Isaiah Simmons, OLB, Clemson
This is another spot to watch for a trade. If the Lions stay put and take Okudah, could a team jump in front of the Dolphins to snag Tagovailoa? Because I can't project trades here, I'll mock Simmons to the Giants. He's a phenomenal athlete who ran a 4.39 40-yard dash at 238 pounds and has great film from the past two seasons. He and free-agent addition Blake Martinez would really strengthen the G-Men's linebacker unit. General manager Dave Gettleman has to think about an offensive tackle here, too, with Mekhi Becton, Tristan Wirfs or Jedrick Wills Jr. as possibilities.
  1. Miami Dolphins
Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama
The Dolphins have three first-round picks and two second-round picks, but their best-case scenario is to stay put, get their quarterback of the future and pick up starters on Day 1 and Day 2 of the draft. With the offseason quarterback carousel mostly completed -- Jameis Winston, Andy Dalton and Cam Newton still need to find new teams -- Miami is in the best spot to draft its guy. Tagovailoa, who's rehabbing after dislocating his right hip and suffering a posterior wall fracture in November, was planning to throw for NFL teams on April 9, but that's up in the air. There's a chance teams won't get to see him go through a full workout; they'll have to trust his tape -- and trust their medical staffs, who will have a clear view of where Tagovailoa is with his injury now.
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  1. Los Angeles Chargers
Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon
The Chargers appear uninterested in the quarterbacks in the free-agent or trade market, with Tyrod Taylor slotted in as their Week 1 starter. But maybe they're not interested in another veteran because they know they're in a good position to draft Tagovailoa or Herbert, and they can give Taylor the job while grooming a quarterback of the future. Based on their offseason additions (guard Trai Turner, offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga, defensive tackle Linval Joseph and cornerback Chris Harris Jr., among others), the Chargers think they can win now. Drafting the 6-foot-6 Herbert gives them the best chance to bridge their present with their future, similar to what the Chiefs did in 2017 when they drafted Patrick Mahomes.
  1. Carolina Panthers
Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn
This makes three mock drafts, three projections of Brown to Carolina. And I don't see a reason to go away from it (unless Isaiah Simmons falls here). With Gerald McCoy and Vernon Butler gone in free agency, there's a gaping hole at the tackle spot next to Kawann Short. Brown isn't going to be a 10-sack-per-season guy, but he has some pass-rush upside from the interior. And with a 6-foot-4, 326-pound frame, he'll be a monster against the run.
  1. Arizona Cardinals
Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa
With DeAndre Hopkins on his way to Arizona, the Cardinals filled their need for a new No. 1 wide receiver. One spot they haven't addressed? Right tackle, where they could upgrade on former undrafted free agent Justin Murray, who started 12 games last season. This team could have its pick of a deep top tier of tackles, but I like the fit with Wirfs, who was predominantly a right tackle in college. He's a load in the run game and has great feet in pass protection. Arizona must protect quarterback Kyler Murray, who was sacked 48 times last season, tied for most in the league.
  1. Jacksonville Jaguars
Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina
Marcell Dareus and Calais Campbell are gone, while 2018 first-round pick Taven Bryan has disappointed, which means the Jaguars' once-excellent defensive line needs reinforcements. They have tremendous edge rushers in Yannick Ngakoue and Josh Allen, but Kinlaw would give them a 324-pound run-stuffer with some upside as an interior pass-rusher. I considered a quarterback here, but it appears Jacksonville is committed to Gardner Minshew. Cornerback is an option, too, though Jacksonville could use the No. 20 pick to address the secondary.
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  1. Cleveland Browns
Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville
I really liked Cleveland paying up in free agency for Jack Conklin, who will upgrade the right tackle spot. But this team could still use a new starter at left tackle, which is why I like Becton here. A mountain of a man at 6-foot-7, 364 pounds, Becton also has excellent feet and agility -- he is the heaviest player to run a sub-5.2 40-yard dash at the combine since 2006. Chris Hubbard, signed in 2018 to replace Joe Thomas, hasn't worked out; it's time to get Baker Mayfield better protection.
  1. New York Jets
Jedrick Wills Jr., OT, Alabama
The Jets made an effort to fix their porous offensive line in free agency, bringing back guard Alex Lewis and adding tackle George Fant and interior linemen Connor McGovern, Greg Van Roten and Josh Andrews. But that's not enough. They need another infusion of talent, particularly at right tackle, where Chuma Edoga played last season. Wills was a two-year starter at right tackle for the Crimson Tide, and he could step in on day one and be New York's most talented lineman. Wide receiver is a position to watch here, though free agent Robby Anderson could still return. I also thought about pass-rusher, but this is a little too high for second-ranked edge rusher K'Lavon Chaisson.
  1. Las Vegas Raiders
CJ Henderson, CB, Florida
After the Raiders signed both Cory Littleton and Nick Kwiatkowski in free agency, you can scratch off-ball linebacker from their list of needs. That still leaves wide receiver and cornerback, though. And since Las Vegas has two first-round picks and this class of receivers is much deeper at the top than the cornerback group, let's give Jon Gruden & Co. a potential No. 1 corner in Henderson here. He had an up-and-down 2019 season, but he cemented his standing as the second-ranked cornerback in this class at the combine, where he ran a 4.39 40. The Raiders get to grab a receiver at No. 19. Could Vegas be an option if one of the other quarterbacks -- Justin Herbert or Jordan Love -- make it here?
  1. San Francisco 49ers (from IND)
Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama
This pick now belongs to the 49ers, after the Colts traded it to acquire interior disruptor DeForest Buckner. San Francisco could use the pick for a straight replacement for Buckner at defensive tackle -- if Javon Kinlaw drops out of the top 10, he could do damage in the middle of its defense -- but I see wide receiver as a higher priority, particularly after Emmanuel Sanders walked in free agency. Adding Jeudy, who caught 77 passes for 1,163 yards and 10 TDs last season, to a group with Deebo Samuel and Kendrick Bourne makes this a really exciting (and young) trio of wideouts for Jimmy Garoppolo. The 49ers are also trade-down candidates -- after the No. 31 overall pick, they don't pick again until Round 5.
  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia
After the Bucs largely bypassed free agency to address their offensive line -- they did add swing tackle Joe Haeg -- this is the spot in which they need to get help protecting Tom Brady. (It felt strange to type that.) With Demar Dotson still a free agent, the right tackle spot is wide open. Thomas played both left and right tackle for the Bulldogs, and he would help keep Brady's jersey clean. I also thought about a running back to help Brady, with D'Andre Swift a great option to catch a bunch of passes from the future Hall of Famer. But offensive tackle feels like a lock at this point.
  1. Denver Broncos
Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama
The Broncos have made a few solid additions this offseason, signing guard Graham Glasgow and running back Melvin Gordon and trading for defensive tackle Jurrell Casey and cornerback A.J. Bouye. They haven't addressed left tackle -- former first-round pick Garett Bolles could be on his way out after a disappointing tenure -- or wide receiver, where they have Courtland Sutton but not much else. Ruggs, who ran a 4.27 40 at the combine, would be a great complement to Sutton's size, as he could run crossers and catch deep balls from second-year signal-caller Drew Lock.
play 0:20 Tua looking healthy during workoutTua Tagovailoa takes to Twitter with a throwing drill video and shows no signs of slowing down after his long recovery from a dislocated hip.
  1. Atlanta Falcons
K'Lavon Chaisson, OLB, LSU
The Falcons replaced Vic Beasley Jr. with Dante Fowler Jr. in free agency, but they shouldn't stop there. General manager Thomas Dimitroff needs to add another premium pass-rusher, either at edge or along the interior. Takkarist McKinley, a first-round pick in 2017, just hasn't developed. After fighting through injuries, Chaisson had just 9.5 sacks in his college career, but he has a high ceiling, flashing elite get-off at the snap with a few pass-rushing moves in his arsenal. Before Atlanta picked up Todd Gurley to replace Devonta Freeman, I thought this might be a spot to watch for a running back.
  1. Dallas Cowboys
CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma
The Cowboys don't have many glaring needs, although I wouldn't be surprised to see them draft a cornerback or safety (Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix appears to be a one-year flier). I'm going to stick to my board, though, and go with the best prospect available. Lamb, No. 12 in my latest rankings, shouldn't fall far; with fantastic route-running ability and big-play potential, he's capable of being a No. 1 receiver at the next level, and he could play outside or in the slot. Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup and Lamb would instantly become one of the NFL's top wide receiver trios. Keep an eye on defensive end here, though, as Dallas could add young talent to that group.
  1. Miami Dolphins (from PIT)
D'Andre Swift, RB, Georgia
The Dolphins entered free agency with the NFL's most cap space, and they used a bunch of their money on defense, signing cornerback Byron Jones to a record-breaking deal while also adding linebackers Kyle Van Noy, Shaq Lawson and Elandon Roberts and edge rusher Emmanuel Ogbah. And yes, they brought in veteran running back Jordan Howard, too, but it was a low-cost deal. Let's give Tagovailoa and the offense some help with Swift, a threat as a runner and receiver and the clear top back in this class. I expect Miami to address offensive tackle with one of its three first-round picks, and that could come at No. 26.
  1. Las Vegas Raiders (from CHI)
Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson
If the Raiders take a cornerback at No. 12, they have to address receiver here. They can't go into the season with Tyrell Williams, Hunter Renfrow and Nelson Agholor as Derek Carr's top wideouts. So how about Renfrow's college teammate, Higgins, a 6-foot-3 pass-catcher with elite ball skills. Higgins isn't a speedster -- he didn't work out at the combine, but he ran a 4.54 40 at his pro day -- but he could be an instant red zone threat for Carr.
  1. Jacksonville Jaguars (from LAR)
Antoine Winfield Jr., S/CB, Minnesota
Where could Winfield play? How about ... everywhere. He has the versatility to play deep safety, nickel corner, strong safety and even some linebacker. At 5-foot-9, 203 pounds, he's not the biggest guy, but you couldn't tell from his tackling on tape -- he's not afraid to hit a ball carrier. Winfield stayed healthy in 2019 and had seven interceptions. He's a ballhawk, which is something Jacksonville could use after it traded Jalen Ramsey last year. I really like Winfield, and this is a great landing spot for the best defensive back left on my board.
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  1. Philadelphia Eagles
Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU
Philadelphia addressed its hole at cornerback by trading for Darius Slay. The next hole that needs to be filled is at wide receiver, where Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson had injury-plagued 2019 seasons and rookie second-round pick J.J. Arcega-Whiteside struggled. That resulted in a tough year for Carson Wentz and the Eagles' offense, although they still went 9-7 and won the NFC East. Since this is a deep class of wide receivers, the Eagles should come out of the first round with their guy. Jefferson, who caught 111 passes from Joe Burrow last season, is a great fit.
  1. Minnesota Vikings (from BUF)
Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor
Yes, this is another team that has a need at wide receiver, and this is the draft to get one. Minnesota got this pick by trading Stefon Diggs last week, and the Vikings could use it to find a direct replacement. Adam Thielen is the clear WR1, but there's not much else on the roster that should excite Vikings fans. Mims is one of the biggest risers from the pre-draft process, as he was tremendous at the Senior Bowl and then blew up at the combine, running a 4.38 40 at 6-foot-3, 207 pounds and testing well in the other workouts. He had 28 touchdowns over the past three seasons at Baylor.
  1. New England Patriots
Jordan Love, QB, Utah State
Are the Patriots really going to roll with Jarrett Stidham, Brian Hoyer and Cody Kessler as their 2020 quarterbacks? I'm not buying it. I'll stick with a QB here, although I'm moving Love back into the fourth spot in my QB rankings, ahead of Jacob Eason. At 6-foot-4, Love has all the traits that teams look for in a starter, but his 2019 stats -- 20 TD passses, 17 INTs -- will scare off some. I don't put much stock in it because of all of the talent (and an entire coaching staff) that he lost from the 2018 season, when he had 32 TD passes and six INTs. It's tough to know whether Bill Belichick is going to treat the season as a rebuild, but taking Love makes sense either way.
  1. New Orleans Saints
Kenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma
The Saints perpetually have salary-cap issues, but they have done a nice job filling holes this offseason, adding safety Malcolm Jenkins and wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders while bringing back guard Andrus Peat and defensive tackle David Onyemata. This is a roster that should compete for a Super Bowl in 2020. Off-ball linebacker, though, is a position where New Orleans could get some help, and neither of my top inside linebackers have come off the board yet. Murray, a stellar athlete and tackling machine, is a good value pick here.
  1. Minnesota Vikings
A.J. Epenesa, DE, Iowa
This has to be corner or defensive end, right? Free agent Everson Griffen has already said his goodbyes to Vikings fans, while Trae Waynes, Mackensie Alexander and Xavier Rhodes all departed this offseason. We know Mike Zimmer is always thinking about his defense, and that unit could use some help with one of Minnesota's first-round picks. Epenesa could be a capable replacement for Griffen as a defensive end with a big frame (6-foot-5, 275 pounds) who is good against the run and has room to grow as a pass-rusher.
  1. Miami Dolphins (from HOU)
Josh Jones, OT, Houston
So we've given the Dolphins a quarterback and running back so far, and let's stay on offense and address the tackle position, where Miami is still depleted. With Jones on the board, this is a no-brainer for me. He made 45 career starts at left tackle for the Cougars, and he dominated during practices at the Senior Bowl. Remember that the Dolphins still have two more second-round picks to help them get back on track. And after boosting their defense in free agency, the Dolphins are trending in the right direction.
  1. Seattle Seahawks
Yetur Gross-Matos, DE, Penn State
This is a tough one for me because the Seahawks are still in the hunt to re-sign Jadeveon Clowney. If they spend a bunch of money to bring Clowney back, they might not want to spend the capital on an edge rusher here, particularly after drafting L.J. Collier in Round 1 last year. Still, the 6-foot-6, 266-pound Gross-Matos makes a lot of sense, because we know that Pete Carroll likes big defensive ends who could move inside and rush the passer on passing downs. Offensive tackle should be an option here, and Seattle also has an extra second-round pick.
play 7:00 Family tragedies give PSU's Gross-Matos a purpose to playBefore Yetur Gross-Matos' college career began at Penn State, his life was shaped by two unimaginable family tragedies involving the deaths of his father and brother.
  1. Baltimore Ravens
Patrick Queen, ILB, LSU
The Ravens didn't really address the inside linebacker position in free agency, which means I don't see a reason to change from my first two mock drafts. Queen fills a direct void as a replacement for C.J. Mosley, who Baltimore lost in free agency a year ago. I also considered centeguard Cesar Ruiz, who could take over for the retired Marshal Yanda at guard.
  1. Tennessee Titans
Ezra Cleveland, OT, Boise State
After Cleveland's excellent combine performance in which he ran a 4.93 40 (third-fastest among offensive linemen) and looked great in the agility drills, I went back to the tape to study him. And what I saw was a left tackle who I was underrating. A three-year starter for the Broncos, Cleveland isn't just a workout wonder -- he was a great tackle in the Mountain West. The Titans are set at left tackle with Taylor Lewan, of course, but with right tackle Jack Conklin departing in free agency, Cleveland could compete with former swing tackle Dennis Kelly, who was re-signed. Tennessee added Vic Beasley Jr. last week, but I wouldn't be shocked to see them add another edge rusher here.
  1. Green Bay Packers
Chase Claypool, WR, Notre Dame
Green Bay cut Jimmy Graham and hasn't added any receiving help this offseason, so I'm sticking with a wide receiver for its pick, though it's the third different wideout in my three mock drafts. Like Denzel Mims, Claypool had an electrifying combine, running a 4.42 40 and putting up a 40.5-inch vertical at 6-foot-4, 238 pounds. This might be a slight reach, but a team could fall in love with his traits, and he produced last season, catching 66 passes for 1,037 yards and 13 touchdowns. He could be a matchup nightmare for Aaron Rodgers.
  1. San Francisco 49ers
Noah Igbinoghene, CB, Auburn
If the 49ers can get a wide receiver with their first pick, they could turn to the defense with this pick. With DeForest Buckner gone, I thought about defensive tackle, but they still have some talent there with former top-five pick Solomon Thomas moving inside permanently. Justin Madubuike could be an option. But corner is a more pressing need, and you only have to watch Super Bowl LIV to see that. Richard Sherman, who turns 32 later this month, is only signed through 2020, and the Niners don't have a set No. 2 corner. Igbinoghene, a track athlete who is still raw, is my third-ranked corner, and he could also help as a return man.
  1. Kansas City Chiefs
Cesar Ruiz, C/G, Michigan
The Super Bowl champs haven't made many moves this offseason, but their positions of need are clear: cornerback and interior offensive line. Kendall Fuller signed a big deal in Washington, and Bashaud Breeland is still on the market, leaving big shoes to fill. But with Noah Igbinoghene gone to San Francisco one pick earlier, I don't have a corner with a first-round grade on my board. So let's give the Chiefs Ruiz, who could slide to guard to replace Stefen Wisniewski.
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2020.03.24 14:09 blamatina Mel Kiper's Mock Draft 3.0 (3/24/20)

  1. Cincinnati Bengals Joe Burrow, QB, LSU
Andy Dalton is still on the Bengals' roster -- there aren't many teams left on the quarterback carousel that make sense as a trade partner -- but this is a no-brainer: Take Burrow and build your team around the Heisman-winning quarterback. Cincinnati already has a WR1 in A.J. Green and RB1 in Joe Mixon, and there are a few solid offensive pieces elsewhere, including the impending debut of 2019 first-round pick Jonah Williams, who missed all of last season with a shoulder injury but can step in immediately and protect Burrow's blind side.
  1. Washington Redskins Chase Young, DE, Ohio State
If Washington is serious about Dwayne Haskins as its unquestioned starter at quarterback, it has to take Young, the clear top pass-rusher in this class and one of the best edge-rushing prospects of the past decade. Ron Rivera already has some talented defenders with whom to work (including Jonathan Allen, Montez Sweat, Landon Collins and free-agent signing Kendall Fuller) and Young could top 10 sacks as a rookie. The big question for the Redskins: Can they get back a decent pick in a Trent Williams trade? He wants out, and they don't have a second-round pick after moving up for Sweat last year.
  1. Detroit Lions Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State
The Lions' best-case scenario with this pick? Field offers for teams trying to trade up to draft Tua Tagovailoa -- the Dolphins (Nos. 5, 18 and 26 picks) and Chargers (No. 6 pick) make the most sense -- and still land Okudah. That would give them extra premium draft picks and the top corner in the class to replace Darius Slay and pair with free-agent signing Desmond Trufant. After a 3-12-1 season, general manager Bob Quinn and coach Matt Patricia need wins now, and the additions of Jamie Collins, Danny Shelton and Nick Williams will help their defense immediately.
  1. New York Giants Isaiah Simmons, OLB, Clemson
This is another spot to watch for a trade. If the Lions stay put and take Okudah, could a team jump in front of the Dolphins to snag Tagovailoa? Because I can't project trades here, I'll mock Simmons to the Giants. He's a phenomenal athlete who ran a 4.39 40-yard dash at 238 pounds, but he has great film from the past two seasons, too. He and free-agent addition Blake Martinez would really strengthen the G-Men's linebacker unit. General manager Dave Gettleman has to think about an offensive tackle here, too, with Mekhi Becton, Tristan Wirfs or Jedrick Wills Jr. as possibilities.
5. Miami Dolphins Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama
The Dolphins have three first-round picks and two second-round picks, but their best-case scenario is to stay put, get their quarterback of the future and pick up starters on Day 1 and Day 2 of the draft. With the offseason quarterback carousel mostly completed -- Jameis Winston, Andy Dalton and Cam Newton still need to find new teams -- Miami is in the best spot to draft its guy. Tagovailoa, who's rehabbing after dislocating his right hip and suffering a posterior wall fracture in November, was planning to throw for NFL teams on April 9, but that's up in the air. There's a chance teams won't get to see him go through a full workout; they'll have to trust his tape -- and trust their medical staffs, who will have a clear view of where Tagovailoa is with his injury now.
  1. Los Angeles Chargers Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon
The Chargers appear uninterested in the quarterbacks in the free-agent or trade market, with Tyrod Taylor slotted in as their Week 1 starter. But maybe they're not interested in another veteran because they know they're in a good position to draft Tagovailoa or Herbert, and they can give Taylor the job while grooming a quarterback of the future. Based on their offseason additions (guard Trai Turner, offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga, defensive tackle Linval Joseph and cornerback Chris Harris Jr., among others), the Chargers think they can win now. Drafting the 6-foot-6 Herbert gives them the best chance to bridge their present with their future, similar to what the Chiefs did in 2017 when they drafted Patrick Mahomes.
  1. Carolina Panthers Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn
This makes three mock drafts, three projections of Brown to Carolina. And I don't see a reason to go away from it (unless Isaiah Simmons falls here). With Gerald McCoy and Vernon Butler gone in free agency, there's a gaping hole at the tackle spot next to Kawann Short. Brown isn't going to be a 10-sack-per-season guy, but he has some pass-rush upside from the interior. And with a 6-foot-4, 326-pound frame, he'll be a monster against the run.
  1. Arizona Cardinals Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa
With DeAndre Hopkins on his way to Arizona, the Cardinals filled their need for a new No. 1 wide receiver. One spot they haven't addressed? Right tackle, where they could upgrade on former undrafted free agent Justin Murray, who started 12 games last season. This team could have its pick of a deep top tier of tackles, but I like the fit with Wirfs, who was predominantly a right tackle in college. He's a load in the run game and has great feet in pass protection. Arizona must protect quarterback Kyler Murray, who was sacked 48 times last season, tied for most in the league.
  1. Jacksonville Jaguars Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina
Marcell Dareus and Calais Campbell are gone, while 2018 first-round pick Taven Bryan has disappointed, which means the Jaguars' once-excellent defensive line needs reinforcements. They have tremendous edge rushers in Yannick Ngakoue and Josh Allen, but Kinlaw would give them a 324-pound run-stuffer with some upside as an interior pass-rusher. I considered a quarterback here, but it appears Jacksonville is committed to Gardner Minshew. Cornerback is an option, too, though it could use the No. 20 pick to address the secondary.
  1. Cleveland Browns Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville
I really liked Cleveland paying up in free agency for Jack Conklin, who will upgrade the right tackle spot. But this team could still use a new starter at left tackle, which is why I like Becton here. A mountain of a man at 6-foot-7, 364 pounds, Becton also has excellent feet and agility -- he is the heaviest player to run a sub-5.2 40-yard dash at the combine since 2006. Chris Hubbard, signed in 2018 to replace Joe Thomas, hasn't worked out; it's time to get Baker Mayfield better protection.
  1. New York Jets Jedrick Wills Jr., OT, Alabama
The Jets made an effort to fix their porous offensive line in free agency, bringing back guard Alex Lewis and adding tackle George Fant and interior linemen Connor McGovern, Greg Van Roten and Josh Andrews. But that's not enough. They need another infusion of talent, particularly at right tackle, where Chuma Edoga played last season. Wills was a two-year starter at right tackle for the Crimson Tide, and he could step in on day one and be New York's most-talented lineman. Wide receiver is a position to watch here, though free agent Robby Anderson could still return. I also thought about pass-rusher, but this is a little too high for second-ranked edge rusher K'Lavon Chaisson.
  1. Las Vegas Raiders CJ Henderson, CB, Florida
After the Raiders signed both Cory Littleton and Nick Kwiatkowski in free agency, you can scratch off-ball linebacker from their list of needs. That still leaves wide receiver and cornerback, though. And since Las Vegas has two first-round picks and this class of receivers is much deeper at the top than the cornerback group, let's give Jon Gruden & Co. a potential No. 1 corner in Henderson here. He had an up-and-down 2019 season, but he cemented his standing as the second-ranked cornerback in this class at the combine, where he ran a 4.39 40. The Raiders get to grab a receiver at No. 19.
  1. San Francisco 49ers (from IND) Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama
This pick now belongs to the 49ers, after the Colts traded it to acquire interior disruptor DeForest Buckner. San Francisco could use the pick for a straight replacement for Buckner at defensive tackle -- if Javon Kinlaw drops out of the top 10, he could do damage in the middle of its defense -- but I see wide receiver as a higher priority, particularly after Emmanuel Sanders walked in free agency. Adding Jeudy, who caught 77 passes for 1,163 yards and 10 TDs last season, to a group with Deebo Samuel and Kendrick Bourne makes this a really exciting (and young) trio of wideouts for Jimmy Garoppolo. The 49ers are also trade-down candidates -- after the No. 31 overall pick, they don't pick again until Round 5.
  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia
After the Bucs largely bypassed free agency to address their offensive line -- they did add swing tackle Joe Haeg -- this is the spot in which they need to get help protecting Tom Brady. (It felt strange to type that.) With Demar Dotson still a free agent, the right tackle spot is wide open. Thomas played both left and right tackle for the Bulldogs, and he would help keep Brady's jersey clean. I also thought about a running back to help Brady, with D'Andre Swift a great option to catch a bunch of passes from the future Hall of Famer. But offensive tackle feels like a lock at this point.
  1. Denver Broncos Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama
The Broncos have made a few solid additions this offseason, signing guard Graham Glasgow and running back Melvin Gordon and trading for defensive tackle Jurrell Casey and cornerback A.J. Bouye. They haven't addressed left tackle -- former first-round pick Garett Bolles could be on his way out after a disappointing tenure -- or wide receiver, where they have Courtland Sutton but not much else. Ruggs, who ran a 4.27 40 at the combine, would be a great complement to Sutton's size, as he could run crossers and catch deep balls from second-year signal-caller Drew Lock.
  1. Atlanta Falcons K'Lavon Chaisson, OLB, LSU
The Falcons replaced Vic Beasley Jr. with Dante Fowler Jr. in free agency, but they shouldn't stop there. General manager Thomas Dimitroff needs to add another premium pass-rusher, either at edge or along the interior. Takkarist McKinley, a first-round pick in 2017, just hasn't developed. After fighting through injuries, Chaisson had just 9.5 sacks in his college career, but he has a high ceiling, flashing elite get-off at the snap with a few pass-rushing moves in his arsenal. Before Atlanta picked up Todd Gurley to replace Devonta Freeman, I thought this might be a spot to watch for a running back.
  1. Dallas Cowboys CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma
The Cowboys don't have many glaring needs, although I wouldn't be surprised to see them draft a cornerback or safety (Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix appears to be a one-year flier). I'm going to stick to my board, though, and go with the best prospect available. Lamb, No. 12 in my latest rankings, shouldn't fall far; with fantastic route-running ability and big-play potential, he's capable of being a No. 1 receiver at the next level, and he could play outside or in the slot. Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup and Lamb would instantly become one of the NFL's top wide receiver trios. Keep an eye on defensive end here, though, as Dallas could add young talent to that group.
18. Miami Dolphins (from PIT) D'Andre Swift, RB, Georgia
The Dolphins entered free agency with the NFL's most cap space, and they used a bunch of their money on defense, signing cornerback Byron Jones to a record-breaking deal while also adding linebackers Kyle Van Noy, Shaq Lawson and Elandon Roberts and edge rusher Emmanuel Ogbah. And yes, they brought in veteran running back Jordan Howard, too, but it was a low-cost deal. Let's give Tagovailoa and the offense some help with Swift, a threat as a runner and receiver and the clear top back in this class. I expect Miami to address offensive tackle with one of its three first-round picks, and that could come at No. 26.
  1. Las Vegas Raiders (from CHI) Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson
If the Raiders take a cornerback at No. 12, they have to address receiver here. They can't go into the season with Tyrell Williams, Hunter Renfrow and Nelson Agholor as Derek Carr's top wideouts. So how about Renfrow's college teammate in Higgins, a 6-foot-3 pass-catcher with elite ball skills. Higgins isn't a speedster -- he didn't work out at the combine, but he ran a 4.54 40 at his pro day -- but he could be an instant red zone threat for Carr and Las Vegas.
  1. Jacksonville Jaguars (from LAR) Antoine Winfield Jr., S/CB, Minnesota
Where could Winfield play? How about ... everywhere. He has the versatility to play deep safety, nickel corner, strong safety and even some linebacker. At 5-foot-9, 203 pounds, he's not the biggest guy, but you couldn't tell from his tackling on tape -- he's not afraid to hit a ball carrier. Winfield stayed healthy in 2019 and had seven interceptions. He's a ballhawk, which is something Jacksonville could use after it traded Jalen Ramsey last year. I really like Winfield, and this is a great landing spot for the best defensive back left on my board.
  1. Philadelphia Eagles Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU
Philadelphia addressed its hole at cornerback by trading for Darius Slay. The next hole that needs to be filled is at wide receiver, where Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson had injury-plagued 2019 seasons and rookie second-round pick J.J. Arcega-Whiteside struggled. That resulted in a tough year for Carson Wentz and the Eagles offense, although they still went 9-7 and won the NFC East. Since this is a deep class of wide receivers, the Eagles should come out of the first round with their guy. Jefferson, who caught 111 passes from Joe Burrow last season, is a great fit.
  1. Minnesota Vikings (from BUF) Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor
Yes, this is another team that has a need at wide receiver, and this is the draft to get one. Minnesota got this pick by trading Stefon Diggs last week, and they could use it to find a direct replacement. Adam Thielen is the clear WR1, but there's not much else on the roster that should excite Vikings fans. Mims is one of the biggest risers from the pre-draft process, as he was tremendous at the Senior Bowl and then blew up at the combine, running a 4.38 40 at 6-foot-3, 207 pounds and testing well in the other workouts. He had 28 touchdowns over the past three seasons at Baylor.
  1. New England Patriots Jordan Love, QB, Utah State
Are the Patriots really going to roll with Jarrett Stidham, Brian Hoyer and Cody Kessler as their 2020 quarterbacks? I'm not buying it. I'll stick with a QB here, although I'm moving Love back into the fourth spot in my QB rankings, ahead of Jacob Eason. At 6-foot-4, Love has all the traits that teams look for in a starter, but his 2019 stats -- 20 TD passses, 17 INTs -- will scare off some. I don't put much stock into it because of all of the talent (and an entire coaching staff) that he lost from the 2018 season, when he had 32 TD passes and six INTs. It's tough to know whether Bill Belichick is going to treat the season as a rebuild, but taking Love makes sense either way.
  1. New Orleans Saints Kenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma
The Saints perpetually have salary-cap issues, but they have done a nice job of filling holes this offseason, adding safety Malcolm Jenkins and wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders while bringing back guard Andrus Peat and defensive tackle David Onyemata. This is a roster that should compete for a Super Bowl in 2020. Off-ball linebacker, though, is a position where New Orleans could get some help, and neither of my top inside linebackers have come off the board yet. Murray, a stellar athlete and tackling machine, is a good value pick here.
  1. Minnesota Vikings A.J. Epenesa, DE, Iowa
This has to be corner or defensive end, right? Free agent Everson Griffen has already said his goodbyes to Vikings fans, while Trae Waynes, Mackensie Alexander and Xavier Rhodes all departed this offseason. We know Mike Zimmer is always thinking about his defense, and that unit could use some help with one of Minnesota's first-round picks. Epenesa could be a capable replacement for Griffen as a defensive end with a big frame (6-foot-5, 275 pounds) who is good against the run and has room to grow as a pass-rusher.
26. Miami Dolphins (from HOU) Josh Jones, OT, Houston
So we've given the Dolphins a quarterback and running back so far, and let's stay on offensive and address the tackle position, where Miami is still depleted. With Jones on the board, this is a no-brainer for me. He made 45 career starts at left tackle for the Cougars, and he dominated during practices at the Senior Bowl. Remember that the Dolphins still have two more second-round picks to help them get back on track. And after boosting their defense in free agency, the Dolphins are trending in the right direction.
  1. Seattle Seahawks Yetur Gross-Matos, DE, Penn State
This is a tough one for me because the Seahawks are still in the hunt to re-sign Jadeveon Clowney. If they spend a bunch of money to bring Clowney back, they might not want to spend the capital on an edge rusher here, particularly after drafting L.J. Collier in Round 1 last year. Still, the 6-foot-6, 266-pound Gross-Matos makes a lot of sense, because we know that Pete Carroll likes big defensive ends who could move inside and rush the passer on passing downs. Offensive tackle should be an option here, and Seattle also has an extra second-round pick.
Family tragedies give PSU's Gross-Matos a purpose to play Before Yetur Gross-Matos' college career began at Penn State, his life was shaped by two unimaginable family tragedies involving the deaths of his father and brother.
  1. Baltimore Ravens Patrick Queen, ILB, LSU
The Ravens didn't really address the inside linebacker position in free agency, which means I don't see a reason to change from my first two mock drafts. Queen fills a direct void as a replacement for C.J. Mosley, who Baltimore lost in free agency a year ago. I also considered centeguard Cesar Ruiz, who could take over for the retired Marshal Yanda at guard.
  1. Tennessee Titans Ezra Cleveland, OT, Boise State
After Cleveland's excellent combine performance in which he ran a 4.93 40 (third-fastest among offensive linemen) and looked great in the agility drills, I went back to the tape to study him. And what I saw was a left tackle who I was underrating. A three-year starter for the Broncos, Cleveland isn't just a workout wonder -- he was a great tackle in the Mountain West. The Titans are set at left tackle with Taylor Lewan, of course, but with right tackle Jack Conklin departing in free agency, Cleveland could compete with former swing tackle Dennis Kelly, who was re-signed. Tennessee added Vic Beasley Jr. last week, but I wouldn't be shocked to see them add another edge rusher here.
  1. Green Bay Packers Chase Claypool, WR, Notre Dame
Green Bay cut Jimmy Graham and hasn't added any receiving help this offseason, so I'm sticking with a wide receiver for its pick, though it's the third different wideout in my three mock drafts. Like Denzel Mims, Claypool had an electrifying combine, running a 4.42 40 and putting up a 40.5-inch vertical at 6-foot-4, 238 pounds. This might be a slight reach, but a team could fall in love with his traits, and he produced last season, catching 66 passes for 1,037 yards and 13 touchdowns. He could be a matchup nightmare for Aaron Rodgers.
  1. San Francisco 49ers Noah Igbinoghene, CB, Auburn
If the 49ers can get a wide receiver with their first pick, they could turn to the defense with this pick. With DeForest Buckner gone, I thought about defensive tackle, but they still have some talent there with former top-five pick Solomon Thomas moving inside permanently. Justin Madubuike could be an option. But corner is a more pressing need, and you only have to watch Super Bowl LIV to see that. Richard Sherman, who turns 32 later this month, is only signed through 2020, and the Niners don't have a set No. 2 corner. Igbinoghene, a track athlete who is still raw, is my third-ranked corner and he could also help as a return man.
  1. Kansas City Chiefs Cesar Ruiz, C/G, Michigan
The Super Bowl champs haven't made many moves this offseason, but their positions of need are clear: cornerback and interior offensive line. Kendall Fuller signed a big deal in Washington, and Bashaud Breeland is still on the market, leaving big shoes to fill. But with Noah Igbinoghene gone to San Francisco one pick earlier, I don't have a corner with a first-round grade on my board. So let's give the Chiefs Ruiz, who could slide to guard to replace Stefen Wisniewski.
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2020.03.20 17:26 coogs35 Renaming each NBA team based on High Schools near their Home Arena.


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2020.03.17 16:29 Rcfan0902 Introducing the special Micro edition of the CFB Battle Royale! (Quarantine Edition)

Ladies, Gentlemen, everyone stuck in their houses for the next two weeks, welcome to the special micro CFB Battle Royale! The event where you can watch your favorite teams duke it out for a shot at virtual domination!
 

The rules are simple:

  1. All 130 FBS schools will be participating
  2. All schools will be controlled by an A.I. There will be no human influence in the outcome of a match
  3. Domination victory only
  4. Each Conference will play one full game until there is a single conference champion left standing. Conferences will be done in alphabetical order.
  5. After all conferences have a single champion, a final championship game will be played to determine a national champion
 
Extra Tidbits
 

And now, the teams!

All of the teams will essentially be their official CFB Battle Royale counterparts for the new season. Think of this as a fun little preview for the real one in June.
 

AAC

School Leader Capital Unique Unit 1 Unique Unit 2
Cincinnati Luke Fickell Nippert Stadium The Bearcat Crosley Tower
ECU Mike Houston Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium PeeDee Pirate Queen Annes Revenge Research Lab
Houston Dana Holgorsen TDECU Stadium Shasta Sasha
Memphis Ryan Silverfield Liberty Bowl Stadium Pouncer Tom the Tiger
Navy Ken Niumatalolo Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium Bill the Goat Admiral Michael M. Gilday
SMU Sonny Dykes Gerald J. Ford Stadium Peruna Dallas Hall
Temple Rod Carey Lincoln Financial Field Hooter T. Owl Stella
Tulane Willie Fritz Yulman Stadium Riptide Angry Wave
Tulsa Philip Montgomery H.A. Chapman Stadium Captain Cane Goldie
UCF Josh Heupel Spectrum Stadium Knightro The Citronaut
USF Jeff Scott Raymond James Stadium Rocky Pirate Ship
 

ACC

School Leader Capital Unique Unit 1 Unique Unit 2
Boston College Jeff Hafley Alumni Stadium Baldwin The Jesuits
Clemson Dabo Swinney Clemson Memorial Stadium 8-Ball the Tiger Country Gentleman
Duke David Cutcliffe Wallace Wade Stadium Blue Devil Cameron Indoor Stadium
Florida State Mike Norvell Doak S. Campbell Stadium Osceola Renegade
Georgia Tech Geoff Collins Bobby Dodd Stadium Buzz Ramblin Wreck
Louisville Scott Satterfield Cardinal Stadium Louie Johnny Unitas
Miami Manny Diaz Hard Rock Stadium Sebastian Miami Maniac
NC State Dave Doeren Carter-Finley Stadium Mr. and Mrs. Wuff Tuffy
North Carolina Mack Brown. Kenan Memorial Stadium Ramses Old Well
Pittsburgh Pat Narduzzi Heinz Field Roc Cathedral of Learning
Syracuse Dino Babers Carrier Dome Otto the Orange The 44
Virginia Bronco Mendenhall Scott Stadium Cav Man Thomas Jefferson
Virginia Tech Justin Fuente Lane Stadium Gobbler Hokie Stone
Wake Forest Dave Clawson BB&T Stadium Demon Deacon Wait Chapel
 

B1G

School Leader Capital Unique Unit 1 Unique Unit 2
Illinois Lovie Smith Memorial Stadium Galloping Ghost Alma Otter
Indiana Tom Allen The Rock Mark Cuban Lil' 500
Iowa Kirk Ferentz Kinnick Stadium Herky Vodka Samm
Maryland Mike Locksley Maryland Stadium Testudo Scott Van Pelt
Michigan Jim Harbaugh The Big House Biff Michigan Man
Michigan State Mel Tucker Spartan Stadium Sparty Beaumont Tower
Minnesota P.J. Fleck TCF Bank Stadium Goldy Paul Bunyan
Nebraska Scott Frost Nebraska Memorial Stadium Herbie Husker Blackshirts
Northwestern Pat Fitzgerald Ryan Field Willie the Wildcat The Rock
Ohio State Ryan Day The Horseshoe Brutus Silver Bullets
Penn State James Franklin Beaver Stadium Nittany Lion Ole Coaly
Purdue Jeff Brohm. Ross-Ade Stadium Purdue Pete Boilermaker Special VII
Rutgers Greg Schiano SHI Stadium Scarlet Knight Chanticleer
Wisconsin Paul Chryst Camp Randall Stadium Bucky Badger Dairy Farm
 

Big XII

School Leader Capital Unique Unit 1 Unique Unit 2
Baylor Dave Aranda McLane Stadium Bruiser Dr. Pepper Hour Club
Iowa State Matt Campbell Jack Trice Stadium Cy VEISHEA Village
Kansas Les Miles David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium Big Jay Baby Jay
Kansas State Chris Klieman Bill Snyder Family Stadium Willie the Wildcat EcoKat
Oklahoma Lincoln Riley Oklahoma Memorial Stadium Sooner Schooner Jim Ross
Oklahoma State Mike Gundy Boone Pickens Stadium Pistol Pete Bullet
TCU Gary Patterson Amon G. Carter Stadium Super Frog Clark Brothers
Texas Tom Herman Texas Memorial Stadium Bevo Matthew McConaughey
Texas Tech Matt Wells Jones AT&T Stadium The Masked Rider Matadors
West Virginia Neal Brown Milan Puskar Stadium The Mountaineer Flaming Couches
 

C-USA

School Leader Capital Unique Unit 1 Unique Unit 2
Charlotte Will Healy Jerry Richardson Stadium Norm The Niner Normbulance
FAU Willie Taggart FAU Stadium Owlsly Taylor Victory Bell
FIU Butch Davis Ricardo Silva Stadium Roary Wall of Wind
Louisiana Tech Skip Holtz Joe Aillet Stadium Champ Tech XII
Marshall Doc Holliday Joan C. Edwards Stadium Marco Memorial Fountain
Middle Tennessee State Rick Stockstill Johnny Floyd Stadium Lightning Blue Raiders
North Texas Seth Littrell Apogee Stadium Scrappy Mean Green Machine
Old Dominion Ricky Rahne S.B. Ballard Stadium Big Blue Howitzer Cannon
Rice Mike Bloomgren Rice Stadium Sammy the Owl MOB
Southern Miss Jay Hopson M.M. Roberts Stadium Seymour d'Campus All American Rose Garden
UAB Bill Clark Legion Field Blaze The Vulcan
UTEP Dana Dimel Sun Bowl Stadium Paydirt Pete Miners
UTSA Jeff Traylor Alamodome Rowdy Sombrilla Fountain
Western Kentucky Tyson Helton L.T. Smith Stadium Big Red The Hill
 

Independents

School Leader Capital Unique Unit 1 Unique Unit 2
Army Jeff Monken Michie Stadium Army Mules General Mark A. Milley
BYU Kalani Sitake LaVell Edwards Stadium Cosmo Latter-Day Saints
Connecticut Randy Edsall Pratt and Whitney Stadium Jonathan Husky Big Red
Liberty Hugh Freeze Arthur L. Williams Stadium Sparky Jerry Falwell
Massachusetts Walt Bell Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium Sam W.E.B. Du Bois Library
New Mexico State Doug Martin Aggie Memorial Stadium Pistol Pete "A" Mountain
Notre Dame Brian Kelly Notre Dame Stadium Leprechaun Four Horsemen
 

MAC

School Leader Capital Unique Unit 1 Unique Unit 2
Akron Tom Arth InfoCision Stadium Zippy AK Rowdies
Ball State Mike Neu Scheumann Stadium Charlie Cardinal Frog Baby Statue
Bowling Green Scot Loeffler Doyt L. Perry Stadium Freddie and Frieda Sic Sic
Buffalo Lance Leipold UB Stadium Victor E. Bull True Blue
Central Michigan Jim McElwain Kelly Shorts Stadium Fighting Chips Chippewa Marching Band
Eastern Michigan Chris Creighton Rynearson Stadium Swoop Emu Army
Kent State Sean Lewis Dix Stadium Flash Ray's Place
Miami OH Chuck Martin Fred C. Yager Stadium Swoop Mac and Joes
NIU Thomas Hancock Huskie Stadium Victor E. Husky William the Goose
Ohio Frank Solich Peden Stadium Rufus Marching 110
Toledo Jason Candle Glass Bowl Rocky The Rocket
Western Michigan Tim Lester Waldo Stadium Buster Bronco Bell's Brewery
 

MWC

School Leader Capital Unique Unit 1 Unique Unit 2
Air Force Troy Calhoun Falcon Stadium The Bird Gen. David L. Goldfein
Boise State Bryan Harsin Albertsons Stadium Buster Bronco Cowboy Kohl
Colorado State Steve Addazio Canvas Stadium Cam the Ram Old Main Bell Tower
Fresno State Kalen DeBoer Bulldog Stadium Timeout Red Wave
Hawai'i Todd Graham Aloha Stadium Vili Rainbow Warrior
Nevada Jay Norvell Mackay Stadium Alphie Lieutenant Dangle
New Mexico Danny Gonzales Dreamstyle Stadium Lobo Fiesta Balloons
San Diego State Brady Hoke SDCCU Stadium Montezuma Aztec Warrior
San Jose State Brent Brennan CEFCU Stadium Sammy the Spartan Spartan Squad
UNLV Marcus Arroyo Sam Boyd Stadium Hey Reb Fremont Cannon
Utah State Gary Anderson Maverik Stadium Big Blue Night Runner
Wyoming Craig Bohl War Memorial Stadium Cowboy Joe Steamboat
 

PAC-12

School Leader Capital Unique Unit 1 Unique Unit 2
Arizona Kevin Sumlin Arizona Stadium Wilbur Wildcat Mirror Lab
Arizona State Herm Edwards Sun Devil Stadium Sparky Bees of Innovation
California Justin Wilcox. California Memorial Stadium Oski Golf Cart
Colorado Karl Dorrell Folsom Field Ralphie Chip
Oregon Mario Cristobal Autzen Stadium The Duck Robo Duck
Oregon State Jonathan Smith Reser Stadium Benny Beaver V Oceanus
Stanford David Shaw Stanford Stadium Stanford Tree Stanford Band
UCLA Chip Kelly Rose Bowl Stadium Joe Bruin Josephine Bruin
USC Clay Helton Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Traveler Tommy Trojan
Utah Kyle Wittingham Rice-Eccles Stadium Swoop Ute Thunder
Washington Jimmy Lake Husky Stadium Dubs Boys in the Boat
Washington State Nick Rolovich Martin Stadium Butch T. Cougar Popcorn Guy
 

SEC

School Leader Capital Unique Unit 1 Unique Unit 2
Alabama Nick Saban Bryant-Denny Stadium Big Al Denny Chimes
Arkansas Sam Pittman Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium Tusk Track Team
Auburn Gus Malzahn Jordan-Hare Stadium Aubie War Eagle
Florida Dan Mullen Ben Hill Griffin Stadium Albert and Alberta Mr Two Bits
Georgia Kirby Smart Sanford Stadium Uga H8 Ball
Kentucky Mark Stoops Kroger Field Scratch Bourbon Distillery
LSU Ed Orgeron Death Valley Mike the Tiger Raising Cane's
Mississippi State Mike Leach Davis Wade Stadium Bully MAFES Sales Store
Missouri Eli Drinkwitz Memorial Stadium Truman The Columns
Ole Miss Lane Kiffin Vaught-Hemingway Stadium Tony Landshark Colonel Reb
South Carolina Will Muschamp Williams-Brice Stadium Cocky Cockaboose
Tennessee Jeremy Pruitt Neyland Stadium Smokey The Volunteer
Texas A&M Jimbo Fisher Kyle Field Reveille 12th Man
Vanderbilt Derek Mason Vanderbilt Stadium Mr. C Cornelius Vanderbilt
 

Sun Belt

School Leader Capital Unique Unit 1 Unique Unit 2
Appalachian State Shawn Clark Kidd Brewer Stadium Yosef The Big House
Arkansas State Blake Anderson Centennial Bank Stadium Howl Clyde Statue
Coastal Carolina Jamey Chadwell Brooks Stadium Chauncey The Athenaeum
Georgia Southern Chad Lunsford Allen E. Paulson Stadium Freedom Beautiful Eagle Creek
Georgia State Shawn Elliott Georgia State Stadium Pounce Aderhold Cat
Louisiana Lafayette Billy Napier Cajun Field Cayenne Krewe of Roux
Louisiana Monroe Matt Viator Malone Stadium Ace Bayou DeSiard
South Alabama Steve Campbell Hancock Whitney Stadium Southpaw Mischka
Texas State Jake Spavital Bobcat Stadium Boko Bubble Guy
Troy Chip Lindsey Vetrans Memorial Stadium T-Roy Terracotta Warrior
 
I have a Google spreadsheet with all of the information here (minus the icons) plus a little bit more. You can find the spreadsheet here

When does this start?

The tournament is going to start THIS SUNDAY at 1:00 PM EST! The entire competition will be streamed live on Twitch at https://www.twitch.tv/greggles90. Since this is just a micro Battle Royale, no screenshots will be taken and no recap will be posted. However, I do plan on recording the entire stream and posting the videos to YouTube!
 

In closing

First, I'd like to thank the Redditor that reached out to me about doing this. I don't know if they would like me to name drop them or not, so for now they will stay anonymous. I know that it's hard being cooped up in the house for so long with everything going on, so I'd like to do my part in giving you all an option for entertainment. I hope to see you all there, and am looking forward to seeing who will win!
 

Let's Get Ready To Rumble!

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2020.02.11 18:04 Rcfan0902 Introducing the 2nd annual /r/CFB Civilization Battle Royale!

Ladies, Gentlemen, fans of college football everywhere, welcome back to the second annual /CFB Civilization Battle Royale! The event where you can watch your favorite teams duke it out for a shot at virtual domination! For those of you who missed last year's Battle Royale, here are all of the previous rounds for you to catch up on and enjoy:
 
Week Conference Week Conference
Week 1 AAC Week 7 MAC
Week 2 ACC Week 8 Mountain West
Week 3 Big 10 Week 9 PAC-12
Week 4 Big XII Week 10 SEC
Week 5 C-USA Week 11 Sun Belt
Week 6 Independents Week 12 Finale
 

The rules are simple:

  1. All 130 FBS schools will be participating
  2. All schools will be controlled by an A.I. There will be no human influence in the outcome of a match
  3. Domination victory only
  4. FCS teams will act as City States (Conference tie-ins to be announced later)
  5. Each Conference will play one full game until there is a single conference champion left standing. Conferences will be done in alphabetical order.
  6. After all conferences have a single champion, a final championship game will be played to determine a national champion
 
Extra Tidbits
 

And now, the teams!

All of the teams' information is relatively unchanged from last year. The new coaches have been changed out, but I might have missed a few so please let me know if you see something wrong. All of the unique units and buildings are still the same, but if you can think of something that's a better fit for your school please feel free to let me know!
 

AAC

School Leader Capital Unique Unit 1 Unique Unit 2
Cincinnati Luke Fickell Nippert Stadium The Bearcat Crosley Tower
ECU Mike Houston Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium PeeDee Pirate Queen Annes Revenge Research Lab
Houston Dana Holgorsen TDECU Stadium Shasta Sasha
Memphis Ryan Silverfield Liberty Bowl Stadium Pouncer Tom the Tiger
Navy Ken Niumatalolo Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium Bill the Goat Admiral Michael M. Gilday
SMU Sonny Dykes Gerald J. Ford Stadium Peruna Dallas Hall
Temple Rod Carey Lincoln Financial Field Hooter T. Owl Stella
Tulane Willie Fritz Yulman Stadium Riptide Angry Wave
Tulsa Philip Montgomery H.A. Chapman Stadium Captain Cane Goldie
UCF Josh Heupel Spectrum Stadium Knightro The Citronaut
USF Jeff Scott Raymond James Stadium Rocky Pirate Ship
 

ACC

School Leader Capital Unique Unit 1 Unique Unit 2
Boston College Jeff Hafley Alumni Stadium Baldwin The Jesuits
Clemson Dabo Swinney Clemson Memorial Stadium 8-Ball the Tiger Country Gentleman
Duke David Cutcliffe Wallace Wade Stadium Blue Devil Cameron Indoor Stadium
Florida State Mike Norvell Doak S. Campbell Stadium Osceola Renegade
Georgia Tech Geoff Collins Bobby Dodd Stadium Buzz Ramblin Wreck
Louisville Scott Satterfield Cardinal Stadium Louie Johnny Unitas
Miami Manny Diaz Hard Rock Stadium Sebastian Miami Maniac
NC State Dave Doeren Carter-Finley Stadium Mr. and Mrs. Wuff Tuffy
North Carolina Mack Brown. Kenan Memorial Stadium Ramses Old Well
Pittsburgh Pat Narduzzi Heinz Field Roc Cathedral of Learning
Syracuse Dino Babers Carrier Dome Otto the Orange The 44
Virginia Bronco Mendenhall Scott Stadium Cav Man Thomas Jefferson
Virginia Tech Justin Fuente Lane Stadium Gobbler Hokie Stone
Wake Forest Dave Clawson BB&T Stadium Demon Deacon Wait Chapel
 

B1G

School Leader Capital Unique Unit 1 Unique Unit 2
Illinois Lovie Smith Memorial Stadium Galloping Ghost Alma Otter
Indiana Tom Allen The Rock Mark Cuban Lil' 500
Iowa Kirk Ferentz Kinnick Stadium Herky Vodka Samm
Maryland Mike Locksley Maryland Stadium Testudo Scott Van Pelt
Michigan Jim Harbaugh The Big House Biff Michigan Man
Michigan State Mel Tucker Spartan Stadium Sparty Beaumont Tower
Minnesota P.J. Fleck TCF Bank Stadium Goldy Paul Bunyan
Nebraska Scott Frost Nebraska Memorial Stadium Herbie Husker Blackshirts
Northwestern Pat Fitzgerald Ryan Field Willie the Wildcat The Rock
Ohio State Ryan Day The Horseshoe Brutus Silver Bullets
Penn State James Franklin Beaver Stadium Nittany Lion Ole Coaly
Purdue Jeff Brohm. Ross-Ade Stadium Purdue Pete Boilermaker Special VII
Rutgers Greg Schiano HighPoint.com Stadium Scarlet Knight Chanticleer
Wisconsin Paul Chryst Camp Randall Stadium Bucky Badger Dairy Farm
 

Big XII

School Leader Capital Unique Unit 1 Unique Unit 2
Baylor Dave Aranda McLane Stadium Bruiser Dr. Pepper Hour Club
Iowa State Matt Campbell Jack Trice Stadium Cy VEISHEA Village
Kansas Les Miles David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium Big Jay Baby Jay
Kansas State Chris Klieman Bill Snyder Family Stadium Willie the Wildcat EcoKat
Oklahoma Lincoln Riley Oklahoma Memorial Stadium Sooner Schooner Jim Ross
Oklahoma State Mike Gundy Boone Pickens Stadium Pistol Pete Bullet
TCU Gary Patterson Amon G. Carter Stadium Super Frog Clark Brothers
Texas Tom Herman Texas Memorial Stadium Bevo Matthew McConaughey
Texas Tech Matt Wells Jones AT&T Stadium The Masked Rider Matadors
West Virginia Neal Brown Milan Puskar Stadium The Mountaineer Flaming Couches
 

C-USA

School Leader Capital Unique Unit 1 Unique Unit 2
Charlotte Will Healy Jerry Richardson Stadium Norm The Niner Normbulance
FAU Willie Taggart FAU Stadium Owlsly Taylor Victory Bell
FIU Butch Davis Ricardo Silva Stadium Roary Wall of Wind
Louisiana Tech Skip Holtz Joe Aillet Stadium Champ Tech XII
Marshall Doc Holliday Joan C. Edwards Stadium Marco Memorial Fountain
Middle Tennessee State Rick Stockstill Johnny Floyd Stadium Lightning Blue Raiders
North Texas Seth Littrell Apogee Stadium Scrappy Mean Green Machine
Old Dominion Ricky Rahne S.B. Ballard Stadium Big Blue Howitzer Cannon
Rice Mike Bloomgren Rice Stadium Sammy the Owl MOB
Southern Miss Jay Hopson M.M. Roberts Stadium Seymour d'Campus All American Rose Garden
UAB Bill Clark Legion Field Blaze The Vulcan
UTEP Dana Dimel Sun Bowl Stadium Paydirt Pete Miners
UTSA Jeff Traylor Alamodome Rowdy Sombrilla Fountain
Western Kentucky Tyson Helton L.T. Smith Stadium Big Red The Hill
 

Independents

School Leader Capital Unique Unit 1 Unique Unit 2
Army Jeff Monken Michie Stadium Army Mules General Mark A. Milley
BYU Kalani Sitake LaVell Edwards Stadium Cosmo Latter-Day Saints
Connecticut Randy Edsall Pratt and Whitney Stadium Jonathan Husky Big Red
Liberty Hugh Freeze Arthur L. Williams Stadium Sparky Jerry Falwell
Massachusetts Walt Bell Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium Sam W.E.B. Du Bois Library
New Mexico State Doug Martin Aggie Memorial Stadium Pistol Pete "A" Mountain
Notre Dame Brian Kelly Notre Dame Stadium Leprechaun Four Horsemen
 

MAC

School Leader Capital Unique Unit 1 Unique Unit 2
Akron Tom Arth InfoCision Stadium Zippy AK Rowdies
Ball State Mike Neu Scheumann Stadium Charlie Cardinal Frog Baby Statue
Bowling Green Scot Loeffler Doyt L. Perry Stadium Freddie and Frieda Sic Sic
Buffalo Lance Leipold UB Stadium Victor E. Bull True Blue
Central Michigan Jim McElwain Kelly Shorts Stadium Fighting Chips Chippewa Marching Band
Eastern Michigan Chris Creighton Rynearson Stadium Swoop Emu Army
Kent State Sean Lewis Dix Stadium Flash Ray's Place
Miami OH Chuck Martin Fred C. Yager Stadium Swoop Mac and Joes
NIU Thomas Hancock Huskie Stadium Victor E. Husky William the Goose
Ohio Frank Solich Peden Stadium Rufus Marching 110
Toledo Jason Candle Glass Bowl Rocky The Rocket
Western Michigan Tim Lester Waldo Stadium Buster Bronco Bell's Brewery
 

MWC

School Leader Capital Unique Unit 1 Unique Unit 2
Air Force Troy Calhoun Falcon Stadium The Bird Gen. David L. Goldfein
Boise State Bryan Harsin Albertsons Stadium Buster Bronco Cowboy Kohl
Colorado State Steve Addazio Canvas Stadium Cam the Ram Old Main Bell Tower
Fresno State Kalen DeBoer Bulldog Stadium Timeout Red Wave
Hawai'i Todd Graham Aloha Stadium Vili Rainbow Warrior
Nevada Jay Norvell Mackay Stadium Alphie Lieutenant Dangle
New Mexico Danny Gonzales Dreamstyle Stadium Lobo Fiesta Balloons
San Diego State Brady Hoke SDCCU Stadium Montezuma Aztec Warrior
San Jose State Brent Brennan CEFCU Stadium Sammy the Spartan Spartan Squad
UNLV Marcus Arroyo Sam Boyd Stadium Hey Reb Fremont Cannon
Utah State Gary Anderson Maverik Stadium Big Blue Night Runner
Wyoming Craig Bohl War Memorial Stadium Cowboy Joe Steamboat
 

PAC-12

School Leader Capital Unique Unit 1 Unique Unit 2
Arizona Kevin Sumlin Arizona Stadium Wilbur Wildcat Mirror Lab
Arizona State Herm Edwards Sun Devil Stadium Sparky Bees of Innovation
California Justin Wilcox. California Memorial Stadium Oski Golf Cart
Colorado Karl Dorrell Folsom Field Ralphie Chip
Oregon Mario Cristobal Autzen Stadium The Duck Robo Duck
Oregon State Jonathan Smith Reser Stadium Benny Beaver V Oceanus
Stanford David Shaw Stanford Stadium Stanford Tree Stanford Band
UCLA Chip Kelly Rose Bowl Stadium Joe Bruin Josephine Bruin
USC Clay Helton Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Traveler Tommy Trojan
Utah Kyle Wittingham Rice-Eccles Stadium Swoop Ute Thunder
Washington Jimmy Lake Husky Stadium Dubs Boys in the Boat
Washington State Nick Rolovich Martin Stadium Butch T. Cougar Popcorn Guy
 

SEC

School Leader Capital Unique Unit 1 Unique Unit 2
Alabama Nick Saban Bryant-Denny Stadium Big Al Denny Chimes
Arkansas Sam Pittman Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium Tusk Track Team
Auburn Gus Malzahn Jordan-Hare Stadium Aubie War Eagle
Florida Dan Mullen Ben Hill Griffin Stadium Albert and Alberta Mr Two Bits
Georgia Kirby Smart Sanford Stadium Uga H8 Ball
Kentucky Mark Stoops Kroger Field Scratch Bourbon Distillery
LSU Ed Orgeron Death Valley Mike the Tiger Raising Cane's
Mississippi State Mike Leach Davis Wade Stadium Bully MAFES Sales Store
Missouri Eli Drinkwitz Memorial Stadium Truman The Columns
Ole Miss Lane Kiffin Vaught-Hemingway Stadium Tony Landshark Colonel Reb
South Carolina Will Muschamp Williams-Brice Stadium Cocky Cockaboose
Tennessee Jeremy Pruitt Neyland Stadium Smokey The Volunteer
Texas A&M Jimbo Fisher Kyle Field Reveille 12th Man
Vanderbilt Derek Mason Vanderbilt Stadium Mr. C Cornelius Vanderbilt
 

Sun Belt

School Leader Capital Unique Unit 1 Unique Unit 2
Appalachian State Shawn Clark Kidd Brewer Stadium Yosef The Big House
Arkansas State Blake Anderson Centennial Bank Stadium Howl Clyde Statue
Coastal Carolina Jamey Chadwell Brooks Stadium Chauncey The Athenaeum
Georgia Southern Chad Lunsford Allen E. Paulson Stadium Freedom Beautiful Eagle Creek
Georgia State Shawn Elliott Georgia State Stadium Pounce Aderhold Cat
Louisiana Lafayette Billy Napier Cajun Field Cayenne Krewe of Roux
Louisiana Monroe Matt Viator Malone Stadium Ace Bayou DeSiard
South Alabama Steve Campbell Hancock Whitney Stadium Southpaw Mischka
Texas State Jake Spavital Bobcat Stadium Boko Bubble Guy
Troy Chip Lindsey Vetrans Memorial Stadium T-Roy Terracotta Warrior
 
I have a Google spreadsheet with all of the information here (minus the icons) plus a little bit more. You can find the spreadsheet here

When does this start?

The tournament is going to start June 2nd! Each round will be streamed live on Twitch every Tuesday around 8PM EST until a champion is declared (or until it gets too late and the round will be paused until the next day). Screenshots will be taken throughout the round and compiled into a photo album that I will narrate and post on here the following Saturday. This start date will take this event all the way up until the week before the 2020 college football season!
 

Where the hell are the mods!?

After the last Battle Royale, a lot of people were asking me about releasing these team mods for everyone to play with. I just want to let you all know that I still plan on releasing them! I've had a very busy fall/winter and haven't had as much time as I thought to finalize all of the mods for release, but I am working through all of them slowly but surely to get them out to everybody. Who knew that 130 different mods would be so difficult? I'm not going to set any hard dates for release, but I am going to work as hard as I can to get all of the mods finalized and released leading up to the event. I'll probably release them one conference at a time as I get them finalized, and I'll be sure to make a post on here announcing when each one is released. I'm sorry it's taken so long, but they are coming out soon!
 

In closing

I had so much fun doing this last year with all of you and I can't wait to do it all again. I want this event to be something that everyone can enjoy and be a part of together, so all input and feedback is appreciated. I had said at the end of the event last year that I was going to do a post-game analysis for the event, but I never actually got around to making that post. So if you have anything that you can remember from the last event that you thought worked or didn't work, or if you just want to talk about your favorite moments, please feel free to let me know. I'll be back in a few weeks with updates, but until then...
 

Let's Get Ready To Rumble!

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2019.12.19 22:47 SportsDude012 Bowl Watchability Rankings (OC)

The most wonderful time of the year has arrived: Bowl Season! With games everywhere from Boise to the Bahamas, we are in for 18 days of greatness. There will be offensive shootouts, upsets, and defensive slugfests all around, but which games should you watch. Easy: All of them. But if you don't have time for that, I've ranked all the Bowl games by which ones you should watch, starting with...
39) Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Ohio vs Nevada - 1/3, 3:30, ESPN: Ah, every team's preseason dream: a trip to Boise in the middle of winter. Most of Nevada's wins have been close, and a loss to UNLV is never a good sign, as that's how they ended their season. Ohio dominated their final 2 opponents to hit 6 wins, and have had a very good rushing offense. The Bobcats are no stranger to the bowl scene, and they'll win on the blue turf.
38) Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl: Utah State vs Kent State - 12/20, 7:30, ESPN2: Can we give some props to the Golden Flashes? They weren't expected to do anything this year, but they pulled off 3 straight upsets to finish 6-6. One may argue they have the momentum entering this matchup, but Utah State has the much better roster. Jordan Love needs to go out on a high note to improve his draft stock, and I think he'll light up this defense in a big win for the Aggies.
37) SoFi Hawaii Bowl: Hawaii vs BYU - 12/24, 8:00, ESPN: While Hawaii made it to the Mountain West championship, they didn't really do great against good teams. With the exception of an ugly 14-11 win over San Diego State, their best win is likely at home vs Arizona in week 0. BYU has been up and down all year, but I give them the edge here. These teams played in 2017 and 2018, and BYU won by double digits both years, and I see no reason why they can't do that again here.
36) FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl: Liberty vs Georgia Southern - 12/21, 2:30, CBS Sports Network: Congratulations to Liberty on making their first bowl game in school history! They finished up at 7-5, but didn't look good against good teams and even lost to Rutgers. Their defense has been very mediocre, and that'll hurt them here. Southern's triple-option offense will run through the Flames just like it did most of the season, and they'll take the win here.
35) Quick Lane Bowl: Pittsburgh vs Eastern Michigan - 12/26, 8:00, ESPN: Everybody in the city of Pittsburgh is disappointed in the Panthers this year. Just 2 weeks ago, they looked to have a solid shot at something like the Pinstripe Bowl, but lost their last 2 and are stuck in Detroit. There's a chance they might not care about this one and EMU could catch them sleeping, but the seniors will want to take the trophy back to Pitt, which they will in a double digit win.
34) Lendingtree Bowl: Louisiana vs Miami (OH) - 1/6, 7:30, ESPN: Both of these teams made their conference championship games, but the Cajuns are the clear favorites here. They don't have a single bad loss this season, only losing to Mississippi State and Appalachian State (twice). QB Levi Lewis has been great through the air and on the ground for Louisiana, and Miami simply doesn't have the firepower to keep up. While this may be a blowout, enjoy this one. It's the last one on the schedule.
33) NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl: Wyoming vs Georgia State - 12/31, 4:30, CBS Sports Network: Both of these teams limped into bowl season losing 3 of their last 4, but let's compare the losses. Georgia State has a very questionable loss to ULM, while Wyoming's worst loss in that span was to Utah State. Their defense has been great all year, especially against the run, where Georgia State thrives. If they can't solve that defense, they're screwed. Wyoming wins.
32) Ticketsmarter Birmingham Bowl: Boston College vs Cincinnati: Boston College picked up an upset win over Pitt to end their regular season and hit 6 wins. Now, they get a very tough opponents in Cincy. They've already beaten some very good teams, and seem like a much stronger team than BC. Sure, they ended the regular season with 2 straight losses against Memphis, but 11 wins would be huge for this school. They'll hit that mark in style.
31) New Mexico Bowl: Central Michigan vs San Diego State - 12/21, 2:00, ESPN: This game has one of the lowest over unders of the bowl season, and it's not hard to see why. The Aztecs have been a defensive team all season, finishing 9-3 while only allowing 12 points a game. Their offense hasn't done much, scoring 19 a game, but it's been enough to win. The Chips were a great story this year, going from 1 win to a division title, but they haven't faced anything like this defense all year, so I'll take SDSU.
30) Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl: Central Florida vs Marshall - 12/23, 2:30, ESPN: Both of these teams enter bowl season hot, having each won 5 of their last 6. However, UCF has a clear advantage here. Their offense has put up tons of points all year, and this is a near home game for them. Marshall has been solid on offense, but it won't be nearly enough. UCF wants to show they are still relevant nationally, and will cover the 17 point spread in a big win.
29) Walk-On's Independence Bowl: Louisiana Tech vs Miami - 12/26, 4:00, ESPN: I do not see how the Hurricanes are favored in this matchup. They had about the worst finish you could ask for, losing to FIU and Duke, have always struggled in bowl games, and this is a de facto home game for Louisiana Tech. The Bulldogs have had a very good offense, and will be very motivated to hit 10 wins against an ACC team. They'll definitely cover the spread, and I'm taking them to win outright.
28) Capital One Orange Bowl: Florida vs Virginia - 12/30, 8:00, ESPN: The Gators enter this one on a roll, winning their final 3 games a combined 119-23. Virginia hasn't really proven themselves much, just doing what they needed to and getting through the terrible ACC Coastal. Nearly everyone has been unable to figure out the Florida defense, and Bryce Perkins will need a heck of a game to pull the upset here. I don't think he has what it takes.
27) Camellia Bowl: FIU vs Arkansas State - 12/21, 5:30, ESPN: In the 5 years this bowl has existed, the largest margin of victory was 5 points. Don't be surprised if we have another close one this year. FIU was able to get a statement win over Miami, but lost in OT to finish the regular season. Arkansas State has been in it's fair share of shootouts, as their defense isn't that great. They've especially struggled against the run, where FIU thrives. I'm gonna take the Golden Panthers in a nailbiter.
26) Redbox Bowl: California vs Illinois: 12/30, 4:00, Fox: This game last year featured a whopping 13 total points. We might not eclipse that this year. Cal got to a bowl game entirety thanks to their defense, as they've been strong, especially against the run. Meanwhile, Illinois lost 2 straight to end the year, but it's been awhile since they've gone to a bowl, so they'll be fired up. They already have a win over Wisconsin this year, and they'll end the year with another win.
25) Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl: Southern Miss vs Tulane - 1/4, 11:30 AM, ESPN: One of the last bowl games of the year should give us some points. Both teams scuffled to end the year, losing their final 2 each. Tulane has struggled since hitting 6 wins, losing 4 out of 5 to end the regular season. The schedule was brutal though, and this school doesn't get many bowls, so this is big. They have a great rushing attack, but Southern Miss's strength is its run D. It won't be enough, as Tulane will take the win.
24) Servpro First Responder Bowl: Western Kentucky vs Western Michigan - 12/30, 12:30, ESPN: Considering last year's matchup was cancelled after only 1 quarter due to lightning, this game will be better by default. But this is one of the sneakier games of the bowl season. WKU rebounded very nicely from a season opening loss to Central Arkansas, and have a very solid defense. WMU has a very strong offense, led by RB LeVante Bellamy, the MAC offensive player of the year. He'll run to a very close win.
23) Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman: North Carolina vs Temple - 12/27, Noon, ESPN: Mack Brown had a successful first season back at UNC, making a bowl game in style after crushing NC State to end the year. Temple has a very good defense, only once allowing over 28 points a game. They were great at the very end of the year, only allowing 14.5 PPG over their final 4. Momentum does a lot in this sport, and it will lead the Owls to a win.
22) Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl: Buffalo vs Charlotte - 12/20, 2:00, ESPN: The first game of bowl season has a very solid amount of shootout potential. Charlotte has won 5 straight, and is making a bowl for the first time in school history after being 2-5 at one point. Buffalo is also strong, having won 4 of 5 to enter bowl season. This will all come down to Charlotte's defense. If they can make some stops and perform like they did against Marshall, they'll win this one. I believe they will.
21) Belk Bowl: Virginia Tech vs Kentucky - 12/31, Noon, ESPN: Kentucky easily has one of the best non-triple option run games in America, putting up 274 rushing yards a game. Virginia Tech's defense has been very solid this year though, and they'll wanna go out on a high note in Bud Foster's last game as DC. This game has been known to put up some shootouts, but we should have more defense than offense overall this year. That will lead the Hokies to a win.
20) New Era Pinstripe Bowl: Michigan State vs Wake Forest - 12/27, 3:20, ESPN: This should be one of the more defensive games of the bowl season, but it should be very close. Sparty has been one of the ugliest teams in America this year, but their D got them to a bowl. Wake, meanwhile, was ranked earlier this season, but struggled late, losing 3 of 4 to end the year. Offense has been their strong suit, as QB Jamie Newman was very solid all year. It should come down to the wire, but I'll take the Demon Deacons.
19) R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl: Appalachian State vs UAB - 12/21, 9:00, ESPN: Motivation will be the key to this game for App State. After having an amazing year, beating 2 Power 5 teams and only losing once, all they get is to take on an 8-4 C-USA team. No offense to the Blazers, but after a season like that, you'd much rather face a tougher opponent. Plus, their head coach already left for Mizzou. If they want to win, they will. If they just don't care, UAB will hang around. App State will find a way to win.
18) TaxSlayer Gator Bowl: Indiana vs Tennessee - 1/2, 7:00, ESPN: Remember how we all thought Tennessee was a laughing stock? Ah, those were good times. But they've now won 5 straight entering bowl season, and QB Jarrett Guarantano has been great. Indiana also finished on a high note, picking up an emotional win over Purdue in double OT to end the regular season. Both teams thrive defensively, especially against the run. Indiana was the better team most of the year though, and they will be better here.
17) Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl: Florida State vs Arizona State - 12/31, 2:00, CBS: Arizona State has been an up and down team all season, with a win over Oregon being the high point on the road to 7-5. Herm's team has thrived on defense, and can force turnovers well. FSU beat Alabama State to get to 6-5 before getting pummeled by Florida to end the year. Mike Norvell is coming in next year to try and revitalize this program, but he isn't coaching this game. Sun Devils win.
16) Allstate Sugar Bowl: Georgia vs Baylor - 1/1, 8:45, ESPN: Georgia got completely dismantled by LSU in a game they had to win to make the Playoff. Baylor did the exact same thing, except they lost to Oklahoma. Baylor actually kept that game close, taking it to OT, but they just couldn't pull out the win. They'll still be motivated for this one, as this is the biggest game in years for the Bears. Georgia might not be as motivated, and that's where they will fall. Baylor will pull off the upset to cap a Cinderella season.
15) San Diego Country Credit Union Holiday Bowl: USC vs Iowa - 12/27, 8:00, Fox Sports 1: This is the closet matchup of the Bowl Season according to ESPN'S FPI, giving USC as 50.2% chance to win. Kedon Slovis was very good for USC near the end of the year, but they haven't seen a defense like this. The Hawkeyes are a fantastic team on the defense, and although he doesn't light up the stat line, QB Nathan Stanley knows how to win. Although USC should have the home-field advantage, I'll take Iowa.
14) AutoZone Liberty Bowl: Navy vs Kansas State - 12/31, 3:45, ESPN: This could be a tough matchup for Kansas State, as their pass defense is superb, but the run D is a little sketchy. And no matter how good your run defense is, the triple option is something that is a huge test. The only positive is that they have plenty of time to prepare, but the offense will need to make some plays in order to snag the win. I don't think they'll be able to, as Navy hits 11 wins.
13) Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: Mississippi State vs Louisville - 12/30, 4:00, ESPN: Although Mississippi State is a 4 point favorite, I'm sniffing the upset here. The game will be decided by Louisville's rush defense. They've struggled all year, especially against Kentucky to end the regular season. Mississippi State loves to ground and pound it, and that's likely what they'll do here. Louisville will have plenty of time to prepare for that though, and they'll force enough mistakes to pick up a win.
12) Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl: SMU vs FAU: 12/21, 3:30, ABC: Here's the top Group of 5 matchup of the bowl season. It will be a shootout all the way to the end. The 2 QBs in this game have combined for 59 passing touchdowns and only 15 interceptions, and the running games have been good as well. Both teams already have 10 wins, but FAU lost coach Lane Kiffin for this one, as he went to Ole Miss. They do have the home field advantage, but I'm gonna go with SMU in a game where you should take the over.
11) Camping World Bowl: Notre Dame vs Iowa State - 12/28, Noon, ABC: This may seem like a mismatch on paper, but the Cyclones should be able to hang around here. Brock Purdy has been very good this year, and the pass defense has kept quite a few Big 12 offenses at bay. This is arguably their biggest test though. Notre Dame has a very good offense, but their defense is hit or miss. The defense can dominate like it did against Duke or BC, but struggle like against Michigan. They'll struggle a bit here, but have enough for a win.
10) Outback Bowl: Minnesota vs Auburn - 1/1, Noon, ESPN: Talk about a dream season for Minnesota. Sure, they lost 2 of their last 3, but a home win over Penn State and a 10-2 record is a great season for the Gophers. They're still missing the cherry on top though, and that could come here. Auburn picked up a huge Iron Bowl win over Bama, and is coming in with plenty of momentum. Bo Nix has been great, and the offense has been very good on the ground and in the air. It will carry them to win #10.
9) Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl: Oklahoma State vs Texas A&M - 12/27, 6:45, ESPN: Welcome to the Chuba Hubbard show. As Oklahoma State will likely be missing star wide Receiver Tylan Wallace, Hubbard will see a huge role here. It will be a huge challenge as well. A&M's run defense has been very good, only allowing 120 yards per game. Motivation will be another factor here, as both teams ended the regular season with tough losses. I'm taking the Pokes, as Hubbard goes off in what could be his final college game.
8) Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic: Memphis vs Penn State - 12/28, Noon, ESPN: Penn State's defense has been magnificent all season, and they have one last chance to show it off against a high-flying Memphis offense. Question is: Will they want to? Motivation might not be there, as most PSU fans don't seem to care about this matchup, and would've much preferred the Rose Bowl. Memphis will be without HC Mike Norvell, but I think they will have plenty left in the tank and end the season with a win.
7) Valero Alamo Bowl: Utah vs Texas - 12/31, 7:30, ESPN: Utah was one win away from the Playoff, before they had a total stinker against Oregon, losing 37-15. You could use stinker to describe the entire season for Texas as well, as they were supposed to do big things, but ended 7-5. Sam Ehlinger has been their bright spot, as he had a very good season. However, it likely won't be enough against this defense, which is the 2nd toughest he's faced all year. Utes rebound with a win.
6) Cheez-it Bowl: Air Force vs Washington State - 12/27, 10:15, ESPN: This will be Ana amazing game. Air Force's triple option has been great this season, and should eat up the Cougars defense. Washington State has been crushing opposing defenses with the Air Raid, and QB Anthony Gordon should add to his great stats here. The Cheez-it Bowl was arguably the best bowl game last year, and it has a very good chance to do so again here, this time with a shootout. Air Force wins it 45-42 in an absolute thriller.
5) Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl: Boise State vs Washington - 12/21, 7:30, ABC: This one will be plenty of fun. Chris Petersen's last game as Huskies head coach come against his former team, and he will definitely want to send out his program with a bowl win. Jacob Eason will want to have a big performance to improve his draft stock as well, and Boise has a solid defense, so a good game here would sure give it a boost. Boise is a very good team in all aspects, but I don't think they have what it takes here. Gimme the Huskies.
4) VRBO Citrus Bowl: Michigan vs Alabama - 1/1, 1:00, ABC: Be ready for a defensive struggle between these teams, as both QBs will struggle against these great defenses. Michigan has had an up and down year, but a win over Bama, no matter what bowl it's in, is always big. If Nick Saban can get his players motivated to get one last win, the Tide will crush them. If not, Michigan will hang around til the end. I think Saban has what it takes, and Alabama picks up a win.
3) Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual: Oregon vs Wisconsin - 1/1, 5:00, ESPN: Whenever Wisconsin played someone not named Ohio State this year, they usually dominated. Johnathan Taylor has been very good again this year, and the defense is no joke. Oregon has been a very good team, and is riding high after their big win over the Utes. Justin Herbert will want to end his college career on a high note, and a 2 minute drill to win it would be perfect. He'll do just that in an Oregon win.
2) Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl: Oklahoma vs LSU - 12/28, 4:00, ESPN: If Oklahoma hangs around for 3 quarters, this game easily gets the #1 spot. However, most don't think they will, and I am one of those. This LSU team is just too good all around, and can beat anyone, even some NFL teams. Joe Burrow ran away with the Heisman, and this defense deserves much more credit than it's getting. Jalen Hurts is a great quarterback, but I just don't think he's enough. Geaux Tigers.
1) PlayStation Fiesta Bowl: Clemson vs Ohio State - 12/28, 8:00, ESPN: This one should be close all the way to the final second, maybe even later. Both of these teams thrive on defense, each allowing fewer than 250 yards per game. It will come down to which QB can make the plays when they need to. Justin Fields has been in more close games than Trevor Lawrence this year, and I think that is what will make the difference here in an Ohio State win.
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2019.11.22 16:12 PlainsmanParkingLot NCAAM Basketball Stream for Friday November 22


EST CST AWAY vs HOME STREAM KPD
11:00 AM 10:00 AM Liberty Flames vs Morgan State Bears FLOSPORTS 200
11:30 AM 10:30 AM Nicholls State Colonels vs North Carolina A&T Aggies CBSSN 107
12:00 PM 11:00 AM Florida Gators vs Miami Hurricanes ESPN2 27
12:00 PM 11:00 AM Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Tulane Green Wave ESPNU 68
1:00 PM 12:00 PM Cleveland State Vikings vs UNC Wilmington Seahawks FLOSPORTS 58
1:00 PM 12:00 PM Grand Canyon Lopes vs Valparaiso Crusaders FLOSPORTS 44
1:00 PM 12:00 PM Bethune-Cookman Wildcats vs Incarnate Word Cardinals STRETCH INTERNET 174
2:00 PM 1:00 PM Eastern Michigan Eagles vs UMBC Retrievers CBSSN 15
2:00 PM 1:00 PM Milwaukee Panthers vs Rice Owls FLOSPORTS 72
2:30 PM 1:30 PM Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Villanova Wildcats ESPN2 47
2:30 PM 1:30 PM Missouri State Bears vs Saint Joseph's Hawks ESPNU 42
3:30 PM 2:30 PM Eastern Kentucky Colonels vs Florida International Panthers FLOSPORTS 124
4:00 PM 3:00 PM Indiana State Sycamores vs Loyola Marymount Lions FLOSPORTS 2
4:15 PM 3:15 PM Fordham Rams vs Nevada Wolf Pack FLOSPORTS 74
4:30 PM 3:30 PM North Texas Mean Green vs Rhode Island Rams CBSSN 93
5:00 PM 4:00 PM Cal Golden Bears vs Texas Longhorns ESPN2 109
5:00 PM 4:00 PM George Washington Colonials vs Kansas City Roos FLOSPORTS 2
6:00 PM 5:00 PM Iona Gaels vs Stetson Hatters E3 130
6:05 PM 5:05 PM Harvard Crimson vs Holy Cross Crusaders STADIUM / PLN 239
6:30 PM 5:30 PM Air Force Falcons vs Duquesne Dukes FLOSPORTS 106
6:45 PM 5:45 PM Cincinnati Bearcats vs Illinois State Redbirds FLOSPORTS 180
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions vs Pitt Panthers ACCNX 259
7:00 PM 6:00 PM George Mason Patriots vs Maryland Terrapins BTN 138
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Houston Baptist Huskies vs Michigan Wolverines BTN+ 264
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons vs Ohio State Buckeyes BTN+ 233
7:00 PM 6:00 PM LSU Tigers vs Utah State Aggies CBSSN 9
7:00 PM 6:00 PM McNeese State Cowboys vs Richmond Spiders E+ / MASN 213
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Radford Highlanders vs Bradley Braves E3 6
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Columbia International (NAIA) vs Furman Paladins E3 X
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Georgetown Hoyas vs Duke Blue Devils ESPN2 59
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Buffalo Bulls vs Towson Tigers ESPNU 58
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Morehead State Eagles vs Butler Bulldogs FS1 221
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Lesley (D3) vs Merrimack Warriors NEC FRONT ROW X
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Boston Terriers vs West Virginia Mountaineers NEXSTAR 125
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Mount Saint Mary's Mountaineers vs Kentucky Wildcats SECN 252
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs vs South Carolina Gamecocks SECN+ 149
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Lipscomb Bisons vs Navy Midshipmen STADIUM / PLN 88
7:30 PM 6:30 PM North Alabama Lions vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs CUSA TV 183
7:30 PM 6:30 PM Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Davidson Wildcats E+ 30
7:30 PM 6:30 PM UAlbany Great Danes vs Quinnipiac Bobcats E+ 111
7:30 PM 6:30 PM Missouri S&T (D2) vs Southeast Missouri Redhawks E+ X
8:00 PM 7:00 PM Southern Jaguars vs Nebraska Cornhuskers BTN+ 209
8:00 PM 7:00 PM Norfolk State Spartans vs Northwestern Wildcats BTN+ 184
8:00 PM 7:00 PM Wiley (NAIA) vs UT San Antonio Roadrunners CUSA TV X
8:00 PM 7:00 PM Western Michigan Broncos vs Oklahoma State Cowboys E+ / B12N 217
8:00 PM 7:00 PM East Carolina Pirates vs Evansville Aces FLOSPORTS 122
8:00 PM 7:00 PM Georgia State Panthers vs Prairie View A&M Panthers FLOSPORTS 147
8:30 PM 7:30 PM Kennesaw State Owls vs Monmouth Hawks E3 68
9:00 PM 8:00 PM Ohio Bobcats vs Utah Runnin' Utes ESPNEWS 71
9:00 PM 8:00 PM UConn Huskies vs Xavier Musketeers ESPNU 48
9:00 PM 8:00 PM Bowling Green Falcons vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers FLOSPORTS 18
9:00 PM 8:00 PM Cal Poly Mustangs vs Creighton Jays FS1 288
9:00 PM 8:00 PM Houston Cougars vs Oregon Ducks P12 16
9:00 PM 8:00 PM South Dakota Coyotes vs Arkansas Razorbacks SECN 95
9:00 PM 8:00 PM South Carolina State Bulldogs vs Vanderbilt Commodores SECN+ 194
10:00 PM 9:00 PM Fresno Pacific (D2) vs Long Beach State 49ers BIG WEST TV X
10:00 PM 9:00 PM Long Island Sharks vs San Diego State Aztecs STADIUM / MWN 200
10:00 PM 9:00 PM Idaho State Bengals vs Santa Clara Broncos STADIUM / WCC NETWORK 193
10:00 PM 9:00 PM Central Arkansas Bears vs Cal Baptist Lancers WACDN 126
11:00 PM 10:00 PM Temple Owls vs USC Trojans P12 50
11:00 PM 10:00 PM Montana Grizzlies vs Washington Huskies P12 132​
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2019.11.18 16:26 PlainsmanParkingLot NCAAM Streaming/TV for Monday November 18


EST CST AWAY vs HOME STREAM
6:30 PM 5:30 PM Charleston Southern Buccaneers vs Michigan State Spartans BTN
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Monmouth Hawks vs Pitt Panthers ACCN
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Northern Colorado Bears vs West Virginia Mountaineers AT&T SPORTSNET
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Siena Heights (NAIA) vs Central Michigan Chippewas CSN Digital
7:00 PM 6:00 PM USC-Upstate Spartans vs Akron Zips E+
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Coastal Carolina Chanticleers E+
7:00 PM 6:00 PM SMU Mustangs vs Evansville Aces E+
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Reinhardt (NAIA) vs Kennesaw State Owls E+
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Trinity Baptist (NCCAA) vs North Florida Ospreys E+
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Carver (NCCAA) vs Troy Trojans E+
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Appalachian State Mountaineers vs UNC Greensboro Spartans E+
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Bryant Bulldogs vs Niagara Purple Eagles E+ / E3
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Hartford Hawks vs Oakland Golden Grizzlies E+ / TV20 DETROIT
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Utah Valley Wolverines vs Kentucky Wildcats ESPN2
7:00 PM 6:00 PM William & Mary Tribe vs Oklahoma Sooners FSOK
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Fairleigh Dickinson Knights vs Army West Point Black Knights STADIUM / PLN
7:30 PM 6:30 PM Arlington Baptist (NCCAA) vs McNeese State Cowboys COWBOY INSIDER
7:30 PM 6:30 PM High Point Panthers vs Belmont Bruins E+
7:30 PM 6:30 PM Misericordia (D3) vs Lehigh Mountain Hawks STADIUM / PLN
8:00 PM 7:00 PM Presbyterian Blue Hose vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish ACCNX
8:00 PM 7:00 PM Hawai'i Warriors vs Illinois Fighting Illini BTN+
8:00 PM 7:00 PM Indiana Northwest (NAIA) vs Eastern Illinois Panthers E+
8:00 PM 7:00 PM Longwood Lancers vs Northern Illinois Huskies E+
8:00 PM 7:00 PM Jackson State Tigers vs Texas State Bobcats E+
8:00 PM 7:00 PM Campbellsville (NAIA) vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers E3
8:00 PM 7:00 PM SIU-Edwardsville Cougars vs South Dakota Coyotes GoYotes Live
8:00 PM 7:00 PM Colgate Red Raiders vs Auburn Tigers SECN
8:00 PM 7:00 PM Wofford Terriers vs Missouri Tigers SECN+
8:00 PM 7:00 PM Bacone (NAIA) vs Kansas City Roos WACDN / ROO SN
8:30 PM 7:30 PM Stetson Hatters vs Ohio State Buckeyes BTN
8:30 PM 7:30 PM Fisk (NAIA) vs Tennessee State Tigers E+
9:00 PM 8:00 PM Air Force Falcons vs TCU Horned Frogs FSSW+
9:00 PM 8:00 PM UC Irvine Anteaters vs Colorado Buffaloes P12
9:00 PM 8:00 PM Montana Tech (NAIA) vs Montana Grizzlies PLUTO TV 537
9:00 PM 8:00 PM UT San Antonio Roadrunners vs Utah State Aggies STADIUM / MWN
10:00 PM 9:00 PM Prairie View A&M Panthers vs California Golden Bears P12
10:00 PM 9:00 PM Abilene Christian Wildcats vs UNLV Runnin' Rebels UNLVREBELS.COM
11:00 PM 10:00 PM Southern Utah Thunderbirds vs UCLA Bruins P12​
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2019.11.17 09:55 Rocknocker DEMOLITION DAYS, Part 47

continuing
As I was picking myself up off the shooter’s shack floor, I glanced over to the TV.
The ballplayers were all wandering around the field, looking skyward. Evidently, there was this hellacious explosion…even the television sports commentators were speculating as to what happened.
Whoops.
I looked out into the quarry. The wall that I had charged had receded some 75 feet.
There was rather a large amount of shattered, blasted dolomitic limestone now in the quarry. Enough, I found out later, for a full month’s worth of orders.
We never did find the blasting mats. I think they sort of evaporated.
Luckily, the quarry is essentially an open amphitheater in plan view; basically a big hole in the ground with vertical limestone walls. The shockwave of the blast that didn’t spend itself shattering the limestone into which it was housed, blew out laterally, hit the opposite quarry wall, rebounded, and then dispersed, rather energetically, vertically upward.
I set off car alarms for a 20 block radius.
There were no broken home windows, as the lion’s share of the shock wave was redirected upward.
Good thing there were no low flying zeppelins or dirigibles in the area...
I waited the requisite time to allow for any loafers. There were none, so I jumped into the nearest wheel loader and began clearing the quarry floor. Hell, I had to so I could open the front gate.
As I was clearing the floor, making pile number eight of the loose rock I had liberated, I heard the characteristic whoop-whoop of emergency vehicles.
I parked the wheel loader, opened the front gate, and raised the green flag. That was enough blasting for one day.
A few minutes later, three police cars zoom into the site. Two were local city cops, and one was a state trooper.
“Hi, guys!” I waved, “Nice day, innit?”
“Doctor Rock! We should have known.” One of the local boys groaned.
“Hey, I did call you beforehand, as per procedure,” I said.
Polack the cop walks up, just knowing I was responsible. “Yeah, but we didn’t figure on you terrorizing the entire city.”
“Polack! How goes it?” I asked.
The other local cop and the state trooper look to Polack, “You know this maniac?”
“Oh, hell yeah. For years. Don’t worry, the good doctor is mostly harmless.” He chuckles.
“Damn. OK. I guess everything’s OK. Just no more shooting today, please, Doctor. It’s going to take hours to calm everyone down.” He laments.
“Yes, sir. I’m done for the day.” I reply, snickering slightly.
The one local and state trooper depart, shaking their heads in amazement. This left Polack to follow me over to the shooter’s shack to mooch a cigar and whatever else he can find.
“Jesus Hula-Dancing Christ, Rock. What the hell was that? I was all the way out in Whitewatosa and heard you.” He asks as he sneakily snakes a smoke out of my case.
“Just some common chemicals in the proper proportions.” I snicker.
“Which were?” he asks.
I go in the back of the shed and toss him an empty container of one of the parts of the binaries I used. He catches it, reads the label, and drops it like a live grenade.
“Binaries? Fuck! Like what you used at the tower?” he asks.
“Yep. I used just a little more.” I reply.
“Little more? Damn, as I said, we’ve been briefed on the stuff. This shit’s nasty.” He shakes his head.
“Yeah. Fun, too.” I reply.
Polack grabs a Sprechler’s Cream Soda out of the fridge as I opt for a cold Cream Ale and shot of potato juice. Hell, I was done for the day, so…
We sit around and have a chat, just shooting the shit, as it were. Manly topics, so the conversation eventually steered over to guns.
“Hey!” Polack remembers, “That’s right! You fucking owe me. Let me borrow that fucking cannon you carry. I want to show the chief a thing or two.”
“Yeah, that’s right”, I agree, “When do you need it?”
“This Friday, after shift. It’s the monthly qualifiers for us.” He notes.
“Are pyromaniacs allowed in?” I ask.
“To observe? Sure. To shoot? Nope. Insurance regulations.” He says.
“What time?” I continue.
“1800 hours.” He tells me.
“I’ll be there. I’ll bring my gun and an assortment of loads. Hey, this could be fun!” I evilly smile.
“Doctor. You’re doing that thing again. You’re grinnin’ like a shithouse rat. You know how much that scares me. Stop it.” He pleads.
“No worries. Friday at 1800 hours.” I reply, grinning.
Polack slurps down his Sprechlers, snitches another stogie, and squeals out of the quarry in a cloud of dense dolomitic dust.
I arrive back at our flat, after stopping for two frozen custard Turtle Sundaes, to go. I give one to an appreciative wife and I ask her about her day.
“Oh, went shopping with Oma. Got the cutest shoes, and a new purse, and…oh well, never mind. You’ll see.”
Between bites of Turtle Sundae, she asks how my day went.
“Oh, my dear. I had a real blast.” I replied, not lying in the least.
Monday, after my first classes, I’m back in the faculty lounge, savoring a Greenland Coffee.
There was the usual instructor chatter when Dean Vermiculari walks in.
“Good morning, Dean!” I say. “Care for a sit-down and a coffee?”
“Good morning, Doctor Rock. Yes, please to both.” He replies.
I fix us both a fresh Greenland Coffee and return to our table. I hand him one and sit down to savor my soupçon.
“How was your weekend?” I ask the Dean of the College.
“Oh, very nice. Had a fine time catching some perch and crappie out on Lake Genever. I see you had a victorious weekend as well. Twice.” He smiles.
“Twice?” I asked.
“Well, your handling of the tower demolition made all the papers. Very, very well done, Doctor. I congratulate you.” He smiles.
“Thank you, Dean. That means a lot. Just doing what I can with what I’ve got. But twice?” I replied.
“It wasn’t front-page news, but I saw there was some, well, let us just say, ‘energetic activity’ out at the Silurian reef limestone quarry yesterday.” He grinned.
“Oh, yes. I had a job to do and well, as I always say: ‘Nothing succeeds like excess.” I smile back.
“Quite. This beverage you’ve created is really rather extraordinary, Doctor. Again, I thank you.” He tips his mug my direction in the age-old Midwestern salute.
“It’s a little recipe I picked up on my last expedition to the northlands. I grew rather fond of the concoction.” I replied.
“Ah, I see. Marvelous.” He smiles.
“Thank you, Dean. High praise indeed.” I reply.
“Which leads me to…ah, Doctor Rock. I have another favor to impose upon you.” He says, all serious.
“Yes, Dean? How can I be of service?” I ask.
“We, as you no doubt know, have many, many fine extractive mineral company connections. We actually receive quite a large amount of funding and endowments from them. They recruit here extensively for our young geoscientists. Now, since Dr. Pataariki has left for industry himself, I would like to appoint you as the College of Natural Sciences corporate liaison.” He explains.
“Indeed?” I replied, too stunned for words for once.
“Yes, indeed.” He continues, “It will require travel, mostly domestic, and delivering symposia at various companies on differing extractive geological subjects. You will also serve as host and university coordinator when they are present on recruiting tours. There will, of course, be additional remuneration to accompany the added responsibilities.”
I slurped my coffee, thinking furiously.
“Could I please first discuss it with my wife before I answer?” I ask.
“Oh, Doctor. Of course, of course. Take your time. I will not require a reply until… tomorrow.” He smiles, finishes his coffee, thanks me again, and toddles out.
“Yow, Es!” I exclaim, “This is one hell of an opportunity. It’s never before been offered to a junior professor. This will cement my tenure-track. It’s going to be a bitch with time, though. What do you think I should do?”
“Well, Rock, honey, I think you should do…” Es begins.
“No! None of that ‘do what you think is best’ stuff. I want your own thoughts, just like when I decided to go after my doctorate.” I explained.
“OK, then.” Esme looks all serious like she’s going to deliver a bipartisan political speech.
“Yes.” She says, firmly
“That’s it?” I ask.
“Yep. You asked I answered. We’ll make it work. We always do. You can’t let the Dean down. You will accept tomorrow without fear or qualms of your wife’s hesitations, of which I harbor none.” Esme proclaims.
“Did I ever tell you of the myriad reasons I love you so?” I ask.
The next morning I meet with Dean Vermiculari. He’s pleased that I accept and hands over to me the charter. Then the lists of company representatives, their contact information, and some other secret stuff that I can’t divulge right yet.
A raft of oil companies will be coming in the late spring semester, so I need to contact each and every one to solidify dates, times and positions for which they’re recruiting. But that’s for then, I have something more proximal for now.
I have a Friday appointment with Polack the cop at the town police shooting range.
I arrive spot on time with my Casull .454 Magnum pistol, in its carry bag, along with a small duffel crammed with Pyrodex, Tannerite, and selection of specialty loads I had Herman the German, the inveterate gunsmith, create.
Herman the German, his actual sobriquet, was this incredible gunsmith, craftsman, and all-around artillery specialist. Have any sort of problem with a rifle, shotgun, or pistol? See Herman. Gun holding too high? See Herman. Barrel warped? See Herman. Need solid gold projectiles for a certain one-off job? See Herman.
Herman the German can sort it out.
Just never ask him: “How?”
“Ach! I’ve lived so long to learn, and you want it free? I’ll fix it, you pay, but I am only one knowing how!”
Herman was a cranky old Kraut, and has lived here for as long as anyone can remember. Even my Grandfather had deferred to Herman when he had some particularly delicate machining operation that need special attention and was unique.
As far as anyone knew, Herman had no family, but was never at a loss for friends. He was one of the most popular, and well known, but still oddly really unknown, kind of mysterious, old bastards in the entire community.
Herman the German liked me because I could obtain for him certain high-energy things he couldn’t. All were entirely legal, but some were sort of out there in the gray zone.
He also liked that I was educated, as he held education in the highest esteem. He also liked that I was of German extraction myself.
I often made it a point to drop by with odd and unusual high-octane potables while never expecting anything in return other than a story or a shared cigar.
Herman created some special loads for my .454 Magnum, which he prized.
“I like your gun, Doctor Rock, it is so big! I can still see well enough to build things for it.” He told me one day over cheroots and Schnapps.
Herman was a character to be certain. It must have been the pixie in him to dream up some of the specialty rounds he created for me to share with the local constabulary.
He lived out in the county by himself in an old farmhouse. He had a full machine shop in his basement, complete with forge, metal handling equipment, and a firing test range.
He handed back my .454, rather solemnly.
“Doctor, I am afraid to say I couldn’t test all the special rounds I’ve created for you. I need to patch the hole in the cinder blocks in the downstairs range. Your gun punched right through the back…” he apologized.
Now, Herman does all sorts of work on the local’s deer rifles, the police’s ordinance and has even worked some with the Baja Canada National Guard. Some of the little novelties he’s dreamed up for me are the first to escape his homemade basement test range.
I felt oddly honored.
After proving who I was to the nice range officer, I looked around trying to find Polack.
“It’s 1550. Where the hell is Polack? I wondered.
“Rock! Over here.” Polack calls to me.
He motions me outside to the police department’s tactical outdoor range. I had thought all along he was referring to the indoors police target range. This might pose some problems.
The tactical range was a series of clapboard shacks, all setup and designed to represent some downtrodden urban inter-city landscape. There were a couple of junked cars, broken sidewalks, storefronts, houses, bus stops…in short, all things necessary to replicate the seediest sections of a settlement where malefactors live and breed.
The cops all run around this range, shooting at bad guy pop-up cut-outs and avoid the not-bad-guy pop-up cut-outs. They’ve got music blaring, firecrackers going off, all trying to re-create a shady deeply urban environment. Points are awarded by the accuracy of fire on the run, time to maneuver the course, and the ability of not gunning down innocent bystanders.
It is not the best place to test a .454 Cusall. This hand cannon recoils like a fundamentalist Christian being solicited for donations to Anton LaVey, shoots flames and incandescent gasses like Smaug after a hard night of drinking and a stop at the Taco Bell buffet, is louder than a dime-store Karen demanding to see a Manager, and more powerful than a Ghost Pepper suppository.
To quote Joe Piscopo: “It shoots through schools.” Especially faux-schools made of plywood.
A .32 or .38 cop special is the correct weapon here; even a 9mm is a little heavy. Enough power to make a serious dent, easy on control, light on the recoil…a good tactical weapon.
But, nothing succeeds like excess.
Polack’s Chief is running around, capping off his ‘big ol’ .44 Magnum, and making the valley echo. He punches considerable holes in the pop-up cut-outs, but has such a hard time handling the recoil, his score is barely passable.
Polack runs his test with his standard 9mm sidearm and qualifies easily. However, he’s nowhere near done with his Chief yet.
I suggest to Polack we have a shoot-off. And since a .44 Magnum bullet ‘is so close to a .454 Magnum’, which it isn’t…the .454 Casull generates nearly 85% more recoil energy than the .44 Magnum; that we’d need something other than holes punched in plywood to judge the efficacy of each.
We are literally just down the road from Max Yazzer’s farm and market. They’re the place you go for your Halloween jack-o-lantern. However, now, he has a surplus of melons.
I think you can see where this is headed…
I borrow Polack’s personal conveyance and run down to Max’s farm. I return with a trunk-load of elderly, overripe, cheap as chips, melons. Watermelons, Honeydews, Musks, and Casabas.
We place them in strategic areas on the course, five for the Chief to find, and five for Polack.
A .44 vs. a .454 melon-wise results in pretty much the same sort of mess: high-velocity fruit spatter. Although, the Chief was very impressed by the report of the .454. So, after running the tactical-melon course, clear demarcation of a winner was elusive.
OK, OK, clever dicks. How about this? A standing shoot-off? We’ll set up 3 melons each at 30, 20, and 10 yards. Beginning at 30 yards, your time will be until you take out all three melons. But, they’re not going to be in a straight line, we’re going to make them somewhat camouflaged. You will stand in one small demarcated area, hunt those miscreant melons, and bring them to justice. Fastest time and greatest display wins, as determined by the Police Peanut Gallery.
Polack and the Chief agree.
The Chief goes first and dispatches the melons, with a fair amount of spatter, in 15.3 seconds.
Not bad.
Polack is next. He wipes out all the melons and creates some thoroughly impressive displays with Herman’s ‘special’ rounds. Normal ballistics for the .454 are, for a 250 grain (16 g) bullet, a muzzle velocity of over 2,400 feet per second, developing up to 2,800 ft-lb of energy.
Herman’s hot loads are double that.
Polack wins the day on impressive high-velocity melon distribution, but misses, so close, with a time of 17.0 seconds.
Recoil’s a bitch.
Then there are Herman’s ‘specialties’.
The Chief is duly impressed and even comments that his ears are ringing even with the ear protectors. He asks to inspect the weapon. He is even more than duly impressed.
Polack knows what’s up and asks the Chief if he’d like to give a whirl.
Of course, the Chief can’t back down.
Polack loads the .454 with 5 of Herman’s specialties: hollow-point rounds loaded hot, compressed, and tipped with alkaline earth metals, like metallic sodium and metallic potassium…
We set up the nastiest, glorpiest, just barely-holding-together, overripe, laced with Tannerite (an impact-actuated low-explosive) watermelon at the ‘Concealed Carry’ distance of 5 meters.
We slowly fade back into the distance to avoid the inevitable ‘Gallagher reaction’.
The Chief fires one, and just nicks the top of the melon. Don’t laugh, with the type of recoil and heft of the sidearm, and tensing up in anticipation, it’s easy to be off the mark initially.
The second round impacts dead-center. Now, alkaline earth metals and water don’t get along really well. In fact, their relationship is explosive. Especially explosive when delivered at 2,900 feet per second.
The Chief catches a huge smattering of vitamin-packed watermelony back blast goo.
He’s not entirely happy. He looks positively grisly with all that blown-up melon schmoo on his nice, neat uniform.
He returns my gun and bans me from ever showing up at the police range again.
Polack is on traffic duty for the next month.
He figures it was well worth it.
Back at the flat, Esme is shaking her head and wondering if I’ll ever grow up.
“I may grow old, but I’ll never grow up.” I reply.
I see I have several missed phone calls. Ah, me; no rest for the weary. Back to company-university liaison duties.
After I had contacted these companies, I receive no less than 12 requests for symposia, talks, and seminars to be given to various level of industrial scientific employees in their respective companies.
I am now slated to give academic conferences on stratigraphy, sedimentology, and seismic structural geology to different companies in Houston, Oklahoma City, Denver, Casper, Corpus Christi, New Orleans, and Tulsa. In the next 12 weeks, I’ll be giving no less than 8 talks in seven cities.
I speak with Dean Vermiculari on how best to handle the situation. He understands and appoints two graduate student teaching assistants to handle my classes while I’m on the road. That relieves me of being physically there, but I still have to grade papers, compose lesson plans, and keep things running smoothly until finals.
Besides giving the talks, there’s travel to oil fields, production facilitates, manufacturing plants, hotels, restaurants while I’m in town…the pace is excruciating. I’m gone more than I am at university. Plus in my time back home, I’m still the ad hoc master blaster for the limestone quarry.
Then, there’s the companies arriving on campus, and the roles are reversed. Now I’m the welcome wagon and have to sort out the logistics of receiving the company representatives. I need to set up the colloquia to introduce the companies to the prospective students, arrange lodging, arrange passes for the university, transportation, “Meet-and-Greet’s, ad infinitum.
I knew this was having a bit of effect on me when I came back to the flat after one particularly grueling ordeal of canceled flights, full hotels, missed connections and lukewarm reception by the company workers.
“Hello”, I said, as I walked in the flat, “I believe you have a reservation for…”
Esme just stood there, wondering if I was having a laugh.
No, I wasn’t. I was completely hallucinating from road weariness, lack of sleep, jet lag, and total disorientation. This continued on for the next approximately 18 months.
Esme was beginning to have second thoughts about all this.
My teaching load was diminished by one whole introductory course. However, I was still flying hither and yon, delivering symposia, meeting with young geoscientists and getting to know the ins-and-outs of the Oil Industry.
I found it particularly fascinating.
Time marched on and it was once again it was the recruiting season. We had no less than eight oil companies visiting the university in their quest to swell the roster of their junior scientists.
I’m still busier than a one-armed paperhanger in a windstorm, but have settled into a groove of sorts. I know the company recruiters and they now know me. I’ve actually struck up friendships with several. Particularly since I take them to the best local restaurants and bars after their recruiting duties are finished.
I’ve met with recruiting representatives of Shrill Petrol, Mexxon, Nobil, Nocono Oil, Flug, Geddy, Brutish Petroleum, and Qexaco.
The recruiting season is winding down and I find myself with Red (not Adair), of Nocono Oil.
“Well, Doctor Rock”, Red states, “Another fine recruiting run. We’ve snagged two of your young geologists and one geophysicist. I’d say it was almost a perfect score.”
We’re sitting in the Norton’s Steakhouse. After a couple of prime pink porterhouses, we’re working on the post-dinner double vodka and bitter lemon for me, and Lagavulin for Red.
“Almost perfect?” I ask.
“Yeah. There’s been this one small nagging concern from our company higher-ups.” Red continues.
“What’s that?” I ask.
“We need some more senior people. For one thing, we’ve recently opened a new petroleum laboratory down in our Houston office. Going to need some serious talent to run that show.” Red says.
“I see”, I reply, “And…?”
“We need mentors. Those with varied and far-flung knowledge. They must be well educated, global in experience and stature, with an [ahem] diverse set of skills.” Red notes.
“Whew”, I agree, “That’s a tall order. You want my help with names of possible candidates? Is that it?”
“Not as such, Doctor.” Red drains his drink, motions for me to do the same, and orders another round.
Our drinks arrive and Red downs half his in one gulp.
“Well, then”, I continue, “How can I help?”
Red chuckles, “For someone so educated, you can really be thick as two short planks at times.”
I sit back, and sip my Old Thought Provoker.
The mercury-vapors light off.
“No!” I say, incredulously.
“Oh, yes.” Red smiles.
“No?” I ask, slowly taking in the possible effects of what he’s hinting at…
“OK, Doctor Rocknocker”, Red gets all serious and corporate, “We’d like to offer you a position at Nocono Oil as Senior Laboratory Manager and Head of Corporate Continuing Education.”
You could have knocked me over with a grenade. I was stunned. I fumbled with my drink.
“Red, you old con artist” I reply, “Is this a set-up?”
Red, serious as a heart attack, looks directly at me and replies, “Doctor Rock, absolutely not, it’s a genuine offer.”
He slides over a folder with some papers inside. “Here are the particulars.”
Reeling, I accept the folder. I open it and right after the corporate logos and legal bullshit, I see a tall figure with a whole raft of zeros trailing behind it.
I read furiously. The job would be both interesting and challenging. It would be in Houston, with travel and teaching at all other company outposts on a regular basis. I reexamine that figure from before and verify that I’m not now hallucinating.
The job comes with furnished, corporate-paid housing, incredible benefits, loads of opportunity for advancement, more opportunity to travel, really generous vacation time…
“Right. On the level?” I ask again.
“Yep.” Red bluntly says.
“Well”, I gulp, “you know I have to discuss this with Esme”, whom he’s met several times previous.
“Of course, and you probably want to finish out the semester, correct?” red asks.
“Oh, yes.” I reply. There would be a monsoon of paperwork and other grunt work I’d need to conclude or hand over if I were to accept this offer.
“OK, then”, Red finishes his drink, motions for me to do the same, a real rarity; but I was in another dimension at this point. He orders another round and sits back, waiting on a refill.
“You have two weeks to reply” Red states.
“I know that’s not a terribly long time, but we need to fill this position ASAP. Can I ask for that? Your answer, yea, or nay, within a fortnight?” Red demands.
“Yes”, I reply. “I at least owe you that.”
And that was the end of the discussion for the night about me joining the private sector. We stayed a few more hours, chatting, smoking my cigars, and discussing everything but the lumbering elephant in the room.
We part outside as I need to head back to our flat. Red wants to go downtown to one of those “Gentleman’s Clubs” he’s heard were so famous at the time.
I was flummoxed the whole cab ride home.
It was late when I returned, but I simply had to wake Es with the news.
“Rock, for pity’s sake, its 2 o’clock in the morning!” Es protests. “Can’t this wait until later?”
“Sorry, my dear” I reply, probably as serious as I ever had with Esme. “This is a potential game-changer.”
“What is it? Are you OK?” Esme trembles.
“Oh, I’m fine. Better than fine.” I reply.
She’s relieved.
“Then what’s so important?” she asks.
“Um…how would you like to move to Houston?” I ask.
“You going to teach at Cougar High (University of Houston)?” she inquires.
“Nope. Brace yourself. I’ve been offered a job with Nocono Oil.” I finally spill the beans.
Esme is slightly stunned and sits down.
I go to the wet bar, fix me a bracing potato juice and citrus and Esme a stiff white Zinfandel.
I hand her the wine and she is still semi-dazed and digesting the information.
I slurp a good portion of my drink, retrieve her Sobranjes and me a cigar from my Turkmenistan humidor.
I sit on the couch next to her and hug her soundly.
“Esme? Es? Earth to Es? You in there?” I joke.
“Oh, Yeah. Rock. Really? Hang on”, she leaves, returning with her housecoat as this might take a little time.
“So?” I ask, “Your thoughts. Now! Immediately! Initial reaction!” I try to jar her back into reality.
“Well, what do you want?” she asks.
“C’mon, my dearest. You know I hate that. No, what do you think? What do you honestly think?” I reply.
We both fire up our smokes, and I refresh our drinks. We return to the dinner table where Red’s folder lies.
“Es, here. Look at this.” I say, sliding the portfolio over to her.
She reads like a hungry man at a Vegas casino buffet. I can tell where she was stopped by something extraordinary.
“This is for real?” she asks, “Red’s not pulling a fast one?”
“Nope. It’s the genuine article”, I tell her, “He needs my reply within two weeks.”
“Rock, Rock…I just don’t know. It’s a lot to process at 0230 in the morning. Let’s go to bed and have a think in the morning. You have the luxury of at least that amount of time.” She notes.
“Right again, as usual”, I say, “Stuff it. It can wait.” We toddle off to bed.
The next morning, over Cuban omelets and Greenland Coffees, we sort through the particulars.
“Rock, it’s an extraordinary offer. But, do you want to leave teaching? I remember how you got all animated by Dean Vermiculari giving you the corporate liaison job and how that would improve your shot at tenure.” She notes.
“I just don’t know. I’m still shell-shocked.” I tell her. “Let me go to school and we’ll pick this up tonight. We both have work to do no matter what. Oh, bloody hell. I hadn’t considered your job. Another wrinkle in the mess.”
“Don’t you worry about that”, Esme smiles. “One catastrophe at a time.”
“I do so love you.” I hug her soundly. “Think I should mention this offer to anyone at school?”
“No. Definitely not.” Esme shakes her head. “Let’s figure this out on our own.”
“I agree”, I say, kiss her and depart for school once again.
The next week was a blur. Recruiting duties were dragging and I was being preoccupied.
Even my students noted the lack of in-room explosions lately.
I spend the next Saturday at the quarry, doing some small amount of blasting. I quiz the quarry owners about their progress in acquiring a new master for the quarry’s operation.
“Oh, Doctor Rock” they gush, “You’re doing such a fine job, we haven’t really looked. Why do you ask?”
“No particular reason at this time, I reply, “But perhaps you might want to begin looking”
The chinks in my armor were finally starting to show.
Sunday was spent out on Sliver Lake, with Esme and me chasing the elusive crappie, perch, and bucketmouth bass. It also gave us a chance to clear our heads from work, school and other such intrusions. We both needed a bit of downtime.
Later that night, after a meal of beer-battered fillet of crappie and perch on the barbie, we sit down at the dinner table.
The portfolio sits there, taunting us.
I get up, makes us both our drinks, sit down and declare that this is it.
“Es, darling” I say, “its nut-cuttin’ time. We need to make our decision.”
“You’re right.” Es agrees, “Time for risk-reward analysis. Get some paper and some pencils.”
We spend the next few hours listing the pros and cons of accepting the Houston position or staying here and pursuing my tenured professorship.
After several hours, I stretch, stand, and go to the fridge. I retrieve the bottle of Bollinger Les Vieilles Vignes Francaises I had purchased the other day.
I return to the table with the wine and the glasses, pop the cork and pour us both a glass of high-brow bubble water.
I hug and kiss Esme like I had just returned from a long, solo expedition.
“Esme, my darling. I’d like to propose a toast. First to us. Hа здоровый!”
“Cheers!” Esme replies.
“Secondly to Red, Dean Vermiculari, the quarry guys, Polack the Cop, and all the others that makes our life weird around here.”
“Seconded”, Es echoes.
“Finally: to Houston, Texas. Our new home!” I finally add.
The next morning, Dean Vermiculari peers over the top of his pince-nez glasses. He’s not looking overly happy with me right now.
“Why is it, Doctor, that everyone that receives the job of corporate liaison ends up going with corporate?” he asks.
“Perhaps it’s just the exposure to another world that exists beyond academia.” I reply, truthfully.
“Doctor Rocknocker,” the Dean gravely states, “I am not at all happy about your decision. We had great hopes for you here and you were riding right up the tenure track. Another five years and it would have been assured.”
“Five years is a long time, Dean”, I state the obvious.
“Yes, indeed.” The Dean replies frostily. “However, you are young. Perhaps you need to get this private sector nonsense out of your system, then you can return to academia where you belong.”
“Perhaps, perhaps”, I reply.
“Please, do consider this option down the road. You and your antics will be missed here, by students and faculty alike.” He says.
“I will, Dean, I promise.” I reply “However, for now, it’s time for my boot heels to be wanderin’.”
“Doctor, I will miss your strange and unique way of looking at life. I reluctantly accept your resignation at the end of the current semester and wish you all the best in your newest endeavors. Please remember us when corporate support for academia is mentioned in your new company.” he says.
“I promise you, Dean, I will not forget what I’ve learned here and what you’ve taught. It’s the least I can do,” I reply. “I will never forget my roots.”
“All I can ask”, he concludes. He stands to shake my hand. We shake and my audience is over.
I resign from the quarry a week later. They haven’t found a new blaster but wish me well on my new journey. I tell them I’m here until the end of the semester, so I won’t leave them high and dry.
I tell Polack the Cop about all the goings-on.
“Who the hell can I roust for beer and cigars now?” He whines. “Let me know when you get to Texas if they need any cops. I wouldn’t mind trying’ that. Hell, maybe a Texas Ranger!”
“A Cheesehead Ranger…?” I assure him I will and pass a box of cigars to him as a parting gift. He gives me a mayoral-signed get-out-of-jail-free card.
“Now you can drive that old Harley just as crazy as you want.” He chuckles.
“Thanks, Polack.” I say, shaking his hand. I didn’t have the heart to tell him I sold my bike a week earlier.
Red was very chuffed with the news.
“Snagged me a big one this time!’ He laughed, over the phone.
There was enough paperwork, considerations and decisions to be made to last the remaining time Esme and I had in-state until our move. Already, a moving company had arrived, done inventory, and was preparing for our move to Houston.
Esme resigned her position and decided she wanted to take some time off. She wanted to be a housewife, a colleague, and not have to work for once at an outside job. My new position allowed for that in spades. Besides with her credentials, anytime when she wants to re-join the workforce, there are myriad opportunities in the Bayou City.
We made the choice of housing out west of town, in Katy, Texas. We could have chosen Sugarland, Addicks, Greenspoint, Greenway, or the Memorial area. However, these west Houston company properties were closest to the job and largest in square footage.
My students got wind of my resignation and relocation. They threw me an unexpected farewell party at the Gast Haus. It was nickel-beer night and since they were footing the bill, it all worked out just fine.
I would miss the old place. The camaraderie, the seasons, the university; hell my home these last many years. I’ve been on many, many expeditions, but I always returned home.
Now, home was moving and was awaiting our arrival.
Esme and I said our farewells to our families as well. We were the first through college, the first ones to travel international, the first Doctor in the family, and the first to leave the state.
That’s a lot of familial firsts.
I had to keep reminding everyone it wouldn’t be the last. Hell, we’re just moving to Texas, it’s not like we’re off to Greenland or Mongolia…
[Gasp]
We saddled up Es’s old Chevy Nova, took one last, lingering look in the rearview mirror, and said fare thee well to our previous lives.
“We’ll be back. Someday. I promise” I told the city of our youth and young married adulthood.
We decided to drive to Houston because we had the luxury of a bit of time. We needed the stretch to chew over some interpersonal and private things on the way to the next chapter in our lives. Besides, the weather was good, the roads ahead open and clear, and Texas had no ‘Open Container’ law, yet.
We pointed the old Nova south and hit the gas.
A week later, we’re wandering around our new house in Katy, Texas. Our belongings, scant though they may be, arrived the day after we did. Esme and I spent the next couple of day rearranging the house, buying necessary domestic bits and pieces, and getting to know our new neighborhood.
First thing, though, Esme wanted to replace the old Nova. I concurred, but insisted we keep it as a second car and went out to purchase our first new car as a couple.
I wanted a Land Rover. We ended up with a glossy black Toyota 4-Runner. Close enough.
I was scheduled to show up at my new job the next Monday.
I had my own parking spot, complete with “Reserved for Dr. Rock” painted on the bumper block. I was shown my new lab and was introduced to my seven laboratory assistants. I was shown the catalogs I could use to order what I needed and went over the requisition procedures.
I was trotted around to meet the company CEO, CFO, CIO, VPs and many, many more company executives and managers. I’ve met with presidents and heads of state, I was impressed but not overly. They seemed like a more or less nice bunch of chaps.
Almost exactly five weeks to the day from our arrival in Houston, I come home, yelling “Darling, I’m home!”
Esme comes to greet me with a rib-rearranging hug. She tells me to sit at the dinner table, where my long hard day at the office drink, cigar, ashtray, and lighter are already set.
“How was work, dear?” she asks, sitting down with her Perrier water.
“Oh, it’s going great. The knotheads let me have an open-ended budget until I get the labs sorted just the way I want it. These guys pay their bills on time and I have carte blanche at Wards Scientific, and other supply houses. My crew is great, no interpersonal crapola, and hard workers. I can smoke in my office and no one dares give me shit about my cigars. I’m getting to know the exploration department quite well. They’re really interested in our expeditions and are more interested in my opinions of their new exploration directives.”
Esme just smiles and sips her water.
“Odd”, I thought.
“That’s great, dear.” She says. “I am so glad to hear it.”
“Me too”, I say, “How are you holding up after all these weeks alone?”
“Oh, I’m getting used to it.” She smiles.
And smiles. Beatifically. Glowing.
“What?” I ask.
“Remember what we talked about in the car on the way down here?” She asks.
“We talked about a lot of things…” I say, suddenly my eyes grew very, very wide indeed.
“Yes. You’re going to be a father. I’m pregnant, Rock.” Esme smiles.
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10:00 PM 9:00 PM Eastern Washington Eagles vs Seattle Redhawks ROOT SPORTS
11:00 PM 10:00 PM Boise State Broncos vs Oregon Ducks P12
11:00 PM 10:00 PM Cal State Fullerton Titans vs Stanford Cardinal P12​
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2019.11.05 17:14 PlainsmanParkingLot Opening Day (11/5) Streaming and TV


EST CST AWAY vs HOME STREAM
12:00 PM 11:00 AM Central Arkansas Bears vs Baylor Bears E+ / B12N
12:00 PM 11:00 AM Champion Christian (NCCAA) vs Lamar Cardinals E3
12:00 PM 11:00 AM Maryville (D3) vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders CUSA TV
1:00 PM 12:00 PM Houston Baptist Huskies vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane E3
5:00 PM 4:00 PM Washington Adventist (NAIA) vs Howard Bison BISON LIVE
6:00 PM 5:00 PM Princeton Tigers vs Duquesne Dukes E+
6:30 PM 5:30 PM Louisville Cardinals vs Miami Hurricanes ACCN
6:30 PM 5:30 PM Centenary LA (D3) vs Northwestern State Demons DEMON TV
6:30 PM 5:30 PM Wagner Seahawks vs Seton Hall Pirates FS1
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Defiance (D3) vs Ball State Cardinals E3
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Northeastern Huskies vs Boston Terriers STADIUM / PLN
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Tiffin (D2) vs Bowling Green Falcons YouTube / WBGU
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Brown Bears vs Bryant Bulldogs NEC FRONT ROW
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Hartford Hawks vs Central Connecticut State Blue Devils NEC FRONT ROW
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Michigan-Dearborn (NAIA) vs Central Michigan Chippewas CSN Digital
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Virginia Tech Hokies vs Clemson Tigers ESPNU
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Campbell Camels vs Coastal Carolina Chanticleers E+
7:00 PM 6:00 PM USC Upstate Spartans vs College of Charleston Cougars FLOSPORTS
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Binghamton Bearcats vs Cornell Big Red E+
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Bridgewater (D3) vs Delaware Fighting Blue Hens FLOSPORTS
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Virginia Military Keydets vs East Carolina Pirates E3
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Chattanooga Mocs vs Eastern Kentucky Colonels E+
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Bucknell Bison vs Fairfield Stags E3
7:00 PM 6:00 PM FDU-Florham (D3) vs Fairleigh Dickinson Knights NEC FRONT ROW
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Flagler (D2) vs Florida Atlantic Owls CUSA TV
7:00 PM 6:00 PM North Florida Ospreys vs Florida Gators SECN
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Furman Paladins vs Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs E+
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Navy Midshipmen vs George Mason Patriots E+
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Western Carolina Catamounts vs Georgia Bulldogs SECN+
7:00 PM 6:00 PM MIT (D3) vs Harvard Crimson E+
7:00 PM 6:00 PM William & Mary Tribe vs High Point Panthers E+
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Western Illinois Leathernecks vs Indiana Hoosiers BTN+
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Duke Blue Devils vs Kansas Jayhawks ESPN
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Monmouth Hawks vs Lehigh Mountain Hawks STADIUM / PLN
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Marymount KS (NAIA) vs Longwood Lancers E+
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Appalachian State Mountaineers vs Michigan Wolverines BTN
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Samford Bulldogs vs Morehead State Eagles E+
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Curry (D3) vs New Hampshire Wildcats AMERCA EAST TV
7:00 PM 6:00 PM UC-Clermont (USCAA) vs Northern Kentucky Norse E3
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Goshen (NAIA) vs Oakland Golden Grizzlies E3
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks vs Penn State Nittany Lions BTN+
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Sacred Heart Pioneers vs Providence Friars FSN
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Green Bay Phoenix vs Purdue Boilermakers BTN
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Long Island Sharks vs Rhode Island Rams E+ / COX YURVIEW
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Bradley Braves vs Saint Joseph's Hawks E+ / NBCSN PHILA+
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Yale Bulldogs vs Stony Brook Seawolves E+ / SNY
7:00 PM 6:00 PM UNC Asheville Bulldogs vs Tennessee Volunteers SECN+
7:00 PM 6:00 PM George Washington Colonials vs Towson Tigers FLOSPORTS
7:00 PM 6:00 PM UMass Lowell River Hawks vs UMass Minutemen E+ / NESN
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Valley Forge (D3) vs UMBC Retrievers E3
7:00 PM 6:00 PM North Carolina A&T Aggies vs UNC Greensboro Spartans E3
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Johnson & Wales (D3) vs UNC Wilmington Seahawks FLOSPORTS
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Saint Francis Red Flash vs VCU Rams E+ / MASN
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Erskine (D2) vs Wofford Terriers E3
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Central State (D2) vs Wright State Raiders E3
7:00 PM 6:00 PM Jacksonville Dolphins vs Xavier Musketeers FS2
7:30 PM 6:30 PM Columbia International (NAIA) vs Charleston Southern Buccaneers E+
7:30 PM 6:30 PM Mars Hill (D2) vs Elon Phoenix FLOSPORTS
7:30 PM 6:30 PM Rhodes (D2) vs Lipscomb Bisons E+
7:30 PM 6:30 PM Holy Cross Crusaders vs Maryland Terrapins BTN+
7:30 PM 6:30 PM Ohio Bobcats vs Saint Bonaventure Bonnies E+
7:30 PM 6:30 PM Paul Quinn (USCAA) vs Sam Houston State Bearkats E3
7:30 PM 6:30 PM American Eagles vs Siena Saints E+
7:45 PM 6:45 PM Thiel (D3) vs Youngstown State Penguins E3
8:00 PM 7:00 PM Penn Quakers vs Alabama Crimson Tide SECN+
8:00 PM 7:00 PM Rice Owls vs Arkansas Razorbacks SECN+
8:00 PM 7:00 PM Alabama State Hornets vs Gonzaga Bulldogs KHQ / ROOT / STADIUM
8:00 PM 7:00 PM Nicholls State Colonels vs Illinois Fighting Illini BTN+
8:00 PM 7:00 PM Olivet Nazarene (NAIA) vs Illinois-Chicago Flames E3
8:00 PM 7:00 PM Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils vs Iowa State Cyclones CYCLONES TV
8:00 PM 7:00 PM North Dakota State Bison vs Kansas State Wildcats E+ / B12N
8:00 PM 7:00 PM Columbia Lions vs Lafayette Leopards STADIUM / LSN-TV
8:00 PM 7:00 PM Loyola New Orleans (NAIA) vs Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns E+
8:00 PM 7:00 PM Louisiana College (D3) vs Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks E+
8:00 PM 7:00 PM Loyola Maryland Greyhounds vs Marquette Golden Eagles FCS / FS WISCONSIN
8:00 PM 7:00 PM South Carolina State Bulldogs vs Memphis Tigers E3
8:00 PM 7:00 PM Concordia WI (D3) vs Milwaukee Panthers E3
8:00 PM 7:00 PM Cleveland State Vikings vs Minnesota Golden Gophers BTN+
8:00 PM 7:00 PM Florida International Panthers vs Mississippi State Bulldogs SECN+
8:00 PM 7:00 PM Little Rock Trojans vs Missouri State Bears E3
8:00 PM 7:00 PM Spring Hill (D2) vs New Orleans Privateers Privateer Sports Network
8:00 PM 7:00 PM Greensboro College (D3) vs Norfolk State Spartans NSU SPARTAN SHOWCASE
8:00 PM 7:00 PM Oklahoma Christian (D2) vs North Texas Mean Green CUSA TV
8:00 PM 7:00 PM Old Dominion Monarchs vs Northern Iowa Panthers E+ / E3
8:00 PM 7:00 PM UT San Antonio Roadrunners vs Oklahoma Sooners SOONERSPORTS TV
8:00 PM 7:00 PM Florida Gulf Coast Eagles vs Saint Louis Billikens E+ / FSMW
8:00 PM 7:00 PM Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs SMU Mustangs E3
8:00 PM 7:00 PM UT Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros vs South Dakota State Jackrabbits E+
8:00 PM 7:00 PM Illinois Wesleyan (D3) vs Southern Illinois Salukis E3
8:00 PM 7:00 PM Delta State (D2) vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles CUSA TV
8:00 PM 7:00 PM Trinity Baptist (NCCAA) vs Stetson Hatters E+
8:00 PM 7:00 PM Drexel Dragons vs Temple Owls E3
8:00 PM 7:00 PM Alabama A&M Bulldogs vs Tennessee State Tigers E+
8:00 PM 7:00 PM Northern Colorado Bears vs Texas Longhorns LHN
8:00 PM 7:00 PM Eastern Illinois Panthers vs Texas Tech Red Raiders FSSW+
8:00 PM 7:00 PM Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions vs USF Bulls E3
8:00 PM 7:00 PM UT Dallas (D3) vs UT Arlington Mavericks E+
8:00 PM 7:00 PM St. Louis College of Pharmacy (NAIA) vs UT Martin Skyhawks E+
8:00 PM 7:00 PM Toledo Rockets vs Valparaiso Crusaders E3
8:00 PM 7:00 PM Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers E+
8:00 PM 7:00 PM Omaha Mavericks vs Wichita State Shockers E3 / YURVIEW KS
8:05 PM 7:05 PM UC Davis Aggies vs Loyola Chicago Ramblers E+ / E3
8:30 PM 7:30 PM Arlington Baptist (NCCAA) vs Abilene Christian Wildcats E3
8:30 PM 7:30 PM Oakland City (NCCAA) vs Austin Peay Governors E+
8:30 PM 7:30 PM Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs NC State Wolfpack ACCN
8:30 PM 7:30 PM Quincy (D2) vs SIU-Edwardsville Cougars E+
8:30 PM 7:30 PM Texas Lutheran (D3) vs Texas State Bobcats E+
8:30 PM 7:30 PM Army West Point Black Knights vs Villanova Wildcats FS1
9:00 PM 8:00 PM Georgia Southern Eagles vs Auburn Tigers SECN
9:00 PM 8:00 PM Cal State Fullerton Titans vs BYU Cougars BYU TV
9:00 PM 8:00 PM Denver Pioneers vs Colorado State Rams STADIUM / MWN
9:00 PM 8:00 PM Kennesaw State Owls vs Creighton Jays FSN
9:00 PM 8:00 PM Alcorn State Braves vs DePaul Blue Demons FS2
9:00 PM 8:00 PM Davenport (D2) vs Grand Canyon Lopes E3 / WACDN / FOX 10 Xtra
9:00 PM 8:00 PM Avila (NAIA) vs Kansas City Roos WACDN / ROO SN
9:00 PM 8:00 PM UC Riverside Highlanders vs Nebraska Cornhuskers BTN
9:00 PM 8:00 PM Western New Mexico (D2) vs New Mexico State Aggies WACDN
9:00 PM 8:00 PM Fresno State Bulldogs vs Oregon Ducks P12
9:00 PM 8:00 PM Sonoma State (D2) vs San Francisco Dons STADIUM / WCC NETWORK
9:00 PM 8:00 PM Bethesda (NCCAA) vs Southern Utah Thunderbirds PLUTO TV 536
9:00 PM 8:00 PM Westminster (D2) vs Utah Valley Wolverines WACDN
9:00 PM 8:00 PM New Mexico Highlands (D2) vs UTEP Miners CUSA TV
9:00 PM 8:00 PM Saint Mary's Gaels vs Wisconsin Badgers ESPNU
9:00 PM 8:00 PM Idaho State Bengals vs Wyoming Cowboys STADIUM / MWN
9:05 PM 8:05 PM Portland Bible (NCCAA) vs Eastern Washington Eagles PLUTIO TV 534
9:30 PM 8:30 PM Saint Francis (Brooklyn) Terriers vs Fordham Rams E+
9:30 PM 8:30 PM Kentucky Wildcats vs Michigan State Spartans ESPN
10:00 PM 9:00 PM Life Pacific (NAIA) vs Boise State Broncos STADIUM / MWN
10:00 PM 9:00 PM Jackson State Tigers vs Cal Baptist Lancers WACDN
10:00 PM 9:00 PM Pepperdine Waves vs California Golden Bears P12
10:00 PM 9:00 PM Evergreen State (NAIA) vs Idaho Vandals PLUTO TV 542
10:00 PM 9:00 PM Westcliff (NAIA) vs Loyola Marymount Lions STADIUM / WCC NETWORK
10:00 PM 9:00 PM Stanislaus State (D2) vs Pacific Tigers STADIUM / WCC NETWORK
10:00 PM 9:00 PM Williamette (D3) vs Portland Pilots STADIUM / WCC NETWORK
10:00 PM 9:00 PM UC Irvine Anteaters vs San Diego Toreros STADIUM / WCC NETWORK
10:00 PM 9:00 PM UC Santa Cruz (D3) vs Santa Clara Broncos STADIUM / WCC NETWORK
10:00 PM 9:00 PM Pacific Luthern (D3) vs Seattle Redhawks WACDN
10:00 PM 9:00 PM Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons vs UNLV Runnin' Rebels UNLVREBELS.COM
10:00 PM 9:00 PM Montana State Bobcats vs Utah State Aggies STADIUM / AT&T SN
10:30 PM 9:30 PM Notre Dame de Namur (D2) vs Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners E3
10:30 PM 9:30 PM Utah Runnin' Utes vs Nevada Wolf Pack CBSSN
10:35 PM 9:35 PM Puget Sound (D3) vs Portland State Vikings PLUTO TV 532
11:00 PM 10:00 PM Cal State Northridge Matadors vs Oregon State Beavers P12
11:00 PM 10:00 PM Florida A&M Rattlers vs USC Trojans P12​
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2019.10.22 16:32 grmrpr13 Actual NCAA teams for Maximum Football

Please see below the actual teams for Maximum Football 2019!
MAXIMUM FOOTBALL 19 TEAMS MFB CONFERENCE MFB RECORD ACTUAL NCAA TEAMS ACTUAL CONFERENCE
Allegheny River Bears Atlantic Shore 6-6-0 Pittsburgh Panthers ACC
Athens Boars Super South 11-1-0 Georgia Bulldogs SEC
Atlanta State Pack Sunshine 4-8-0 Georgia State Panthers Sunbelt
Atlanta Tech Sailors Atlantic Shore 4-8-0 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets ACC
Atlantic Coast Sharks National Atlantic 1-11-0 Connecticut Huskies American
Austin Hawks Big Southwest 11-1-0 Texas Longhorns Big 12
Baltimore Battalion Big Notrh 9-3-0 Maryland Terrapins Big Ten
Baton Rouge Jesters Super South 11-1-0 LSU Tigers SEC
Birmingham State Spikes Stars & Stripes 4-8-0 UAB Blazers Conference USA
Blacksburg Bucks Atlantic Shore 7-5-0 Virginia Tech Hokies ACC
Bloomington Owls Big Notrh 5-7-0 Indiana Hoosiers Big Ten
Blue Ridge Rams Sunshine 6-6-0 Appalacian State Mountaineers Sunbelt
Blues Capital Governors National Atlantic 8-4-0 Memphis Tigers American
Boston Catholic Kings Atlantic Shore 7-5-0 Boston College Eagles ACC
Broken Arrow Golden Goats National Atlantic 3-9-0 Tulsa Golden Hurricane American
Carolina Atlantic Monarchs Sunshine 3-9-0 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Sunbelt
Central Kentucky Broncos Atlantic Shore 4-8-0 Louisville Cardinals ACC
Central Los Angeles Firecats Big Pacific 9-3-0 USC Trojans Pac 12
Central Tennessee Dinos Stars & Stripes 4-8-0 Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Conference USA
Central Texas Outlaws Super South 10-2-0 Texas A&M Aggies SEC
Chattanooga Cowboys Super South 4-8-0 Tennessee Volunteers SEC
Cleveland Stags Midwest 1-11-0 Akron Zips MAC
Clinton Lake Ducks Big Southwest 2-10-0 Kansas Jayhawks Big 12
Colorado Springs Storm Rocky Mountain 4-8-0 Air Force Falcons Mountain West
Columbia Cowboys Super South 6-6-0 South Carolina Gamecocks SEC
Columbus Beavers Big Notrh 11-1-0 Ohio State Buckeyes Big Ten
Corvallis Commanders Big Pacific 4-8-0 Oregon State Beavers Pac 12
Dallas Christian Scorpions Big Southwest 8-4-0 TCU Horned Frogs Big 12
Dallas Roosters National Atlantic 5-7-0 SMU Mustangs American
Dayton Medieval National Atlantic 8-4-0 Cincinnati Bearcats American
Denver State Coyotes Rocky Mountain 4-8-0 Colorado State Rams Mountain West
Detroit Majesty Big Notrh 10-2-0 Michigan Wolverines Big Ten
Detroit State Rams Big Notrh 10-2-0 Michigan State Spartans Big Ten
Durham Panthers Atlantic Shore 5-7-0 Duke Blue Devils ACC
East Detroit Knights Midwest 3-9-0 Eastern Michigan Eagles MAC
East Florida Knights Stars & Stripes 3-9-0 Florida Atlantic Owls Conference USA
El Paso Express Stars & Stripes 0-12-0 UTEP Miners Conference USA
Eugene Summit Big Pacific 10-2-0 Oregon Ducks Pac 12
Evanston Pirates Big Notrh 7-5-0 Northwestern Wildcats Big Ten
Fayetteville Lumberjacks Super South 4-8-0 Arkansas Razorbacks SEC
Fresno Generals Rocky Mountain 6-6-0 Fresno State Bulldogs Mountain West
Gainesville Gaels Super South 10-2-0 Florida Gators SEC
Galveston Bay Hogs National Atlantic 6-6-0 Houston Cougars American
Grand Canyon Wolves Big Pacific 5-7-0 Arizona Wildcats Pac 12
Greenville Jaguars National Atlantic 3-9-0 East Carolina Pirates American
Hattiesburg Horror Stars & Stripes 4-8-0 Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles Conference USA
Hocking River Rampage Midwest 5-7-0 Miami (OHIO) Redhawks American
Honolulu Dragons Rocky Mountain 5-7-0 Hawaii Warriors Mountain West
Huntington Bass Stars & Stripes 5-7-0 Marshall Thundering Herd Conference USA
Idaho City Vikings Rocky Mountain 10-2-0 Boise State Broncos Mountain West
Indiana Catholic Snappers Unaffiliated 11-1-0 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Independants
Iowa Capital Nightmare Big Southwest 9-3-0 Iowa State Cyclones Big 12
Iowa City Stingers Big Notrh 10-2-0 Iowa Hawkeyes Big Ten
Jonesboro Apes Sunshine 4-8-0 Arkansas State Red Wolves Sunbelt
Kent Bobcats Midwest 2-10-0 Kent State Golden Flashes MAC
Kentucky West Rhinos Stars & Stripes 2-10-0 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Conference USA
Lafayette Roosters Sunshine 4-8-0 Louisiana Lafayette Ragin Cajuns Sunbelt
Lake Erie Legends Midwest 4-8-0 Toledo Rockets MAC
Lake Erie State Evil Rabbits Midwest 1-11-0 Bowling Green State Falcons MAC
Land of Lake Husks Big Notrh 7-5-0 Minnesota Golden Gophers Big Ten
Las Cruces Timberwolves Unaffiliated 0-12-0 New Mexico State Aggies Independants
Las Vegas Grizzlies Rocky Mountain 3-9-0 UNLV Rebels Mountain West
Lexington Hogs Super South 8-4-0 Kentucky Wildcats SEC
Logan Timberwolves Rocky Mountain 7-5-0 Utah State Aggies Mountain West
Los Angeles State UFO Big Pacific 5-7-0 UCLA Bruins Pac 12
Lower Alabama Stars Sunshine 1-11-0 South Alabama Jaguars Sunbelt
Lower Georgia Mammoth Sunshine 4-8-0 Georgia Southern Eagles Sunbelt
Lubbock Firebirds Big Southwest 6-6-0 Texas Tech Red Raiders Big 12
Lynchburg Crusaders Unaffiliated 2-10-0 Liberty Flames Independants
Madison Bulldogs Big Notrh 10-2-0 Wisconsin Badgers Big Ten
Maryland Academy Steelheads National Atlantic 3-9-0 Navy Midshipmen American
Massachusetts Wolves Unaffiliated 0-12-0 Massachusetts Minutemen Independants
Miami Coast Sharks Stars & Stripes 2-10-0 Florida International Golden Panthers Conference USA
Michigan Coast Explorers Midwest 4-8-0 Western Michigan Broncos MAC
Middle Michigan Aztecs Midwest 1-11-0 Central Michigan Chippewas MAC
Mississippi Capital Stallions Super South 9-3-0 Mississippi State Bulldogs SEC
Mobile Defenders Super South 10-2-0 Auburn Tigers SEC
Monognhela Ravens Big Southwest 5-7-0 West Virginia Mountaineers Big 12
Monroe Vipers Sunshine 3-9-0 Louisiana Monroe Warhawks Sunbelt
Muncie Blue Jays Midwest 2-10-0 Ball State Cardinals MAC
Nashville Colts Super South 6-6-0 Vanderbilt Commodores SEC
New Jersey Pitbulls Big Notrh 3-9-0 Rutgers Scarlet Knights Big Ten
New Orleans Frogs National Atlantic 4-8-0 Tulane Green Wave American
New York Academy Machine Unaffiliated 7-5-0 Army Black Knights Independants
New York West Cougars Midwest 5-7-0 Buffalo Bulls MAC
North Chicago Knights Midwest 4-8-0 Northern Illinois Huskies MAC
North Cincinnati Pandas Midwest 3-9-0 Ohio Bobcats MAC
North Dallas Mantis Stars & Stripes 5-7-0 North Texas Mean Green Conference USA
Okanogan Night Wolves Big Pacific 9-3-0 Washington Huskies Pac 12
Oklahoma Capital Fox Big Southwest 9-3-0 Oklahoma State Cowboys Big 12
Oklahoma City Patriots Big Southwest 11-1-0 Oklahoma Sooners Big 12
Old Norfolk Militia Stars & Stripes 2-10-0 Old Dominion Monarchs Conference USA
Omaha Mustangs Big Notrh 8-4-0 Nebraska Cornhuskers Big Ten
Orlando Swarm National Atlantic 10-2-0 UCF Golden Knights American
Oxford Deer Super South 5-7-0 Mississippi Rebels SEC
Palm Beach Blaze Atlantic Shore 8-4-0 Miami (FLA) Hurricanes ACC
Pennsylvania Silverbacks Big Notrh 10-2-0 Penn State Nittany Lions Big Ten
Peoria Fighting Foxes Big Notrh 5-7-0 Illinois Fighting Illini Big Ten
Philadelphia Dragons National Atlantic 4-8-0 Temple Owls American
Raleigh Freedom Atlantic Shore 9-3-0 North Carolina Tar Heels ACC
Raleigh State Bandits Atlantic Shore 8-4-0 NC State Wolfpack ACC
Reno Rats Rocky Mountain 5-7-0 Nevada Wolfpack Mountain West
Richmond Tigers Atlantic Shore 9-3-0 Virginia Cavaliers ACC
Rock Hill Mallards Stars & Stripes 2-10-0 Charlotte 49'ers Conference USA
Rocky Mountain Bucks Big Pacific 8-4-0 Colorado Buffalos Pac 12
Roswell Desert Wolves Rocky Mountain 2-10-0 New Mexico Lobos Mountain West
Ruston Grapplers Stars & Stripes 4-8-0 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Conference USA
Salt Lake City Parrots Big Pacific 11-1-0 Utah Utes Pac 12
San Antonio Hyenas Stars & Stripes 2-10-0 UTSA Roadrunners Conference USA
San Diego Phoenix Rocky Mountain 5-7-0 San Diego State Aztecs Mountain West
San Francisco Beavers Big Pacific 9-3-0 California Golden Bears Pac 12
San Jose Academics Rocky Mountain 1-11-0 San Jose State Spartans Mountain West
Seattle State Eagles Big Pacific 9-3-0 Washington State Cougars Pac 12
Silicon Valley Prestige Big Pacific 8-4-0 Stanford Cardinal Pac 12
Southeast Alabama Stamps Sunshine 5-7-0 Troy Trojans Sunbelt
St. Louis Cats Super South 5-7-0 Missouri Tigers SEC
Sunflower State Reapers Big Southwest 6-6-0 Kansas State Wildcats Big 12
Tampa Bay Stallions National Atlantic 4-8-0 South Florida Bulls American
Tempe State Hornets Big Pacific 7-5-0 Arizona State Sun Devils Pac 12
Texas Coast Cats Stars & Stripes 3-9-0 Rice Owls Conference USA
Tuscaloosa Pride Super South 12-0-0 Alabama Crimson Tide SEC
Upper Florida Warriors Atlantic Shore 6-6-0 Florida State Seminoles ACC
Upstate New York Siberian Tigers Atlantic Shore 7-5-0 Syracuse Orangemen ACC
Utah Christian Freeze Unaffiliated 7-5-0 BYU Cougars Independants
Waco Tech Cobras Big Southwest 8-4-0 Baylor Bears Big 12
West Carolina Hawks Atlantic Shore 12-0-0 Clemson Tigers ACC
West Indiana Eagles Big Notrh 6-6-0 Purdue Boilermakers Big Ten
West Texas Leos Sunshine 1-11-0 Texas State Bobcats Sunbelt
Winston Salem Demolition Atlantic Shore 7-5-0 Wake Forest Demon Deacons ACC
Wyoming Gophers Rocky Mountain 5-7-0 Wyoming Cowboys Mountain West

There we go for all to edit
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2019.10.22 01:23 The_US_Male 19/20 Contenders Draft Full Set w/Autos

https://www.blowoutforums.com/showthread.php?t=1327123
There’s the link to my Blowout post. If you’re interested please message me. Thanks!!!
Hey guys, I have the full base/variation set including School Colors, Game Day Ticket and Legacy. I'm also including 8 auto's, 11 Draft Ticket Red Foil & 1 Draft Ticket /99. Looking for $200 DLVD or best offer. I also have multiples of almost every card so if you're looking for solos let me know. I would possibly consider selling the Auto's and Foils separate.
College Ticket Autos

96 Simi Shittu

97 Kris Wilkes

99 Robert Franks

105 Bennie Boatwright

108 Justin Robinson

114 OShae Brissett

128 Kerwin Roach

130 Fletcher Magee

Draft Ticket Red Foil

5 Bradley Beal (Variation)

8 Chris Paul

14 DeMar DeRozan (Variation)

16 Donovan Mitchell

19 Jaren Jackson Jr. (Variation)

23 Jrue Holiday

24 Julius Randle (Variation)

25 Karl Anthony Towns (Variation)

29 Kevin Huerter

31 Klay Thompson

47 Shaq O'Neal

Draft Ticket #

30 Kevin Knox 16/99

Base & Variation 1 Allonzo Trier - New York Knicks 2 Anthony Davis - Los Angeles Lakers 3 Ben Simmons - Philadelphia 76ers 4 Blake Griffin - Detroit Pistons 5 Bradley Beal - Washington Wizards 6 Buddy Hield - Sacramento Kings 7 Charles Barkley - Philadelphia 76ers 8 Chris Paul - Oklahoma City Thunder 9 Collin Sexton - Cleveland Cavaliers 10 D'Angelo Russell - Golden State Warriors 11 Damian Lillard - Portland Trail Blazers 12 De'Aaron Fox - Sacramento Kings 13 Deandre Ayton - Phoenix Suns 14 DeMar DeRozan - San Antonio Spurs 15 Devin Booker - Phoenix Suns 16 Donovan Mitchell - Utah Jazz 17 Giannis Antetokounmpo - Milwaukee Bucks 18 James Harden - Houston Rockets 19 Jaren Jackson Jr. - Memphis Grizzlies 20 Jayson Tatum - Boston Celtics 21 Joel Embiid - Philadelphia 76ers 22 John Wall - Washington Wizards 23 Jrue Holiday - New Orleans Pelicans 24 Julius Randle - New York Knicks 25 Karl-Anthony Towns - Minnesota Timberwolves 26 Kawhi Leonard - Los Angeles Clippers 27 Kemba Walker - Boston Celtics 28 Kevin Durant - Brooklyn Nets 29 Kevin Huerter - Atlanta Hawks 30 Kevin Knox II - New York Knicks 31 Klay Thompson - Golden State Warriors 32 Kobe Bryant - Los Angeles Lakers 33 Kyle Kuzma - Los Angeles Lakers 34 Kyrie Irving - Brooklyn Nets 35 LaMarcus Aldridge - San Antonio Spurs 36 Landry Shamet - Los Angeles Clippers 37 Larry Bird - Boston Celtics 38 LeBron James - Los Angeles Lakers 39 Luka Doncic - Dallas Mavericks 40 Magic Johnson - Los Angeles Lakers 41 Marvin Bagley III - Sacramento Kings 42 Mikal Bridges - Phoenix Suns 43 Miles Bridges - Charlotte Hornets 44 Paul George - Los Angeles Clippers 45 Russell Westbrook - Houston Rockets 46 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander - Oklahoma City Thunder 47 Shaquille O'Neal - Los Angeles Lakers 48 Stephen Curry - Golden State Warriors 49 Trae Young - Atlanta Hawks 50 Zach LaVine - Chicago Bulls
Legacy 1 David Robinson - Navy Midshipmen/San Antonio Spurs 2 Hakeem Olajuwon - Houston Cougars/Houston Rockets 3 Jerry West - Los Angeles Lakers/West Virginia Mountaineers 4 Kyrie Irving - Brooklyn Nets/Duke Blue Devils 5 Magic Johnson - Los Angeles Lakers/Michigan State Spartans 6 Oscar Robertson - Cincinnati Bearcats/Milwaukee Bucks 7 Bill Russell - Boston Celtics/San Francisco Dons 8 Allen Iverson - Georgetown Hoyas/Philadelphia 76ers 9 James Worthy - Los Angeles Lakers/North Carolina Tar Heels 10 Karl-Anthony Towns - Kentucky Wildcats/Minnesota Timberwolves 11 Ben Simmons - LSU Tigers/Philadelphia 76ers 12 Stephen Curry - Davidson Wildcats/Golden State Warriors 13 Charles Barkley - Auburn Tigers/Philadelphia 76ers 14 James Harden - Arizona State Sun Devils/Houston Rockets 15 Kawhi Leonard - Los Angeles Clippers/San Diego State Aztecs 16 Kevin Durant - Brooklyn Nets/Texas Longhorns 17 Larry Bird - Boston Celtics/Indiana State Sycamores 18 Russell Westbrook - Houston Rockets/UCLA Bruins 19 Shaquille O'Neal - Los Angeles Lakers/LSU Tigers 20 Trae Young - Atlanta Hawks/Oklahoma Sooners 21 De'Aaron Fox - Kentucky Wildcats/Sacramento Kings 22 Deandre Ayton - Arizona Wildcats/Phoenix Suns 23 Devin Booker - Kentucky Wildcats/Phoenix Suns 24 Donovan Mitchell - Louisville Cardinals/Utah Jazz 25 Jayson Tatum - Boston Celtics/Duke Blue Devils 26 Joel Embiid - Kansas Jayhawks/Philadelphia 76ers 27 Kyle Kuzma - Los Angeles Lakers/Utah Utes 28 Collin Sexton - Alabama Crimson Tide/Cleveland Cavaliers 29 Kevin Knox II - Kentucky Wildcats/New York Knicks 30 Marvin Bagley III - Duke Blue Devils/Sacramento Kings
Game Day Ticket 1 Zion Williamson - Duke Blue Devils 2 Ja Morant - Murray State Racers 3 RJ Barrett - Duke Blue Devils 4 Cam Reddish - Duke Blue Devils 5 Mfiondu Kabengele - Florida State Seminoles 6 Jarrett Culver - Texas Tech Red Raiders 7 De'Andre Hunter - Virginia Cavaliers 8 Coby White - North Carolina Tar Heels 9 Romeo Langford - Indiana Hoosiers 10 Jaxson Hayes - Texas Longhorns 11 Rui Hachimura - Gonzaga Bulldogs 12 Nassir Little - North Carolina Tar Heels 13 Keldon Johnson - Kentucky Wildcats 14 Bol Bol - Oregon Ducks 15 PJ Washington Jr. - Kentucky Wildcats 16 Kevin Porter Jr. - USC Trojans 17 Jordan Poole - Michigan Wolverines 18 Cameron Johnson - North Carolina Tar Heels 19 Tyler Herro - Kentucky Wildcats 20 Nickeil Alexander-Walker - Virginia Tech Hokies 21 Brandon Clarke - Gonzaga Bulldogs 22 KZ Okpala - Stanford Cardinal 23 Jontay Porter - Missouri Tigers 24 Naz Reid - LSU Tigers 25 Grant Williams - Tennessee Volunteers 26 Ty Jerome - Virginia Cavaliers 27 Luguentz Dort - Arizona State Sun Devils 28 Bruno Fernando - Maryland Terrapins 29 Carsen Edwards - Purdue Boilermakers 30 Chuma Okeke - Auburn 31 Eric Paschall - Villanova Wildcats 32 Admiral Schofield - Tennessee Volunteers 33 Dylan Windler - Belmont Bruins 34 Jalen McDaniels - San Diego State Aztecs 35 Daniel Gafford - Arkansas Razorbacks
School Colors 1 Zion Williamson - Duke Blue Devils 2 Ja Morant - Murray State Racers 3 RJ Barrett - Duke Blue Devils 4 Cam Reddish - Duke Blue Devils 5 Mfiondu Kabengele - Florida State Seminoles 6 Jarrett Culver - Texas Tech Red Raiders 7 De'Andre Hunter - Virginia Cavaliers 8 Coby White - North Carolina Tar Heels 9 Romeo Langford - Indiana Hoosiers 10 Jaxson Hayes - Texas Longhorns 11 Rui Hachimura - Gonzaga Bulldogs 12 Nassir Little - North Carolina Tar Heels 13 Keldon Johnson - Kentucky Wildcats 14 Bol Bol - Oregon Ducks 15 PJ Washington Jr. - Kentucky Wildcats 16 Kevin Porter Jr. - USC Trojans 17 Jordan Poole - Michigan Wolverines 18 Cameron Johnson - North Carolina Tar Heels 19 Tyler Herro - Kentucky Wildcats 20 Nickeil Alexander-Walker - Virginia Tech Hokies 21 Brandon Clarke - Gonzaga Bulldogs 22 KZ Okpala - Stanford Cardinal 23 Jontay Porter - Missouri Tigers 24 Naz Reid - LSU Tigers 25 Grant Williams - Tennessee Volunteers 26 Ty Jerome - Virginia Cavaliers 27 Luguentz Dort - Arizona State Sun Devils 28 Bruno Fernando - Maryland Terrapins 29 Carsen Edwards - Purdue Boilermakers 30 Chuma Okeke - Auburn 31 Eric Paschall - Villanova Wildcats 32 Admiral Schofield - Tennessee Volunteers 33 Dylan Windler - Belmont Bruins 34 Jalen McDaniels - San Diego State Aztecs 35 Daniel Gafford - Arkansas Razorbacks
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