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VJ

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Re: 2019 NFL Draft
« Reply #150 on: April 30, 2019, 08:10:09 am »
Keep in mind that all teams have the same limited amount of money to allocate to UDFAs.  The Bears success, Matt Nagy, Club Dub, the brand spankin new Halas Hall, all of that makes a big impression on kids nowadays which helps to compete for these players.  Add to that a much improved scouting staff under Pace and you have the increased possibility of finding the next Callahan, RRH, or Meredith in this group.  Looking at some of the salaries, the highest paid include Gabe's guy Dax Raymond and Alex Bars.  I am thinking those guys (Bars health pending) have as good a chance as any to make the 53.

Ridley was not only a pure BPA along with Hall as a great pick up, but also a look ahead into the future.  The WRs will shuffle the next couple years as the big contracts (Jax, Whitehair, Trubs) come due.  Guys like Gabriel, Burton, Long, Prince, etc. will probably be cap cuts next year.  And as much as we love ARob, I don't think he will be a Bear beyond the original 3 year contract and could be a surprise cut next year.

dallasbear

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Re: 2019 NFL Draft
« Reply #151 on: April 30, 2019, 10:04:44 am »

Bears haven't had this problem in recent memory where they have quite a few veteran (some near or actual pro-bowl) quality players.  You have to have a good number of players on their first contracts to balance it all out.  Every year every player, especially those with big contracts, are evaluated.  In fact, it's not an annual thing more like a weekly thing.

I did not know that each team is allocated the same amount for UDFAs, unless you are talking about signing bonuses.  But eventually once a team signs an UDFA his salary probably would not count against the cap as only the top 50 (or some number less than 53) count against the cap and if they do they'll be at the bottom.

As for the cap cuts you identified for next year, I'd agree with Prince, maybe Long, Gabriel is iffy and Burton unlikely.  It all depends on the productivity of the player and the potential productivity of the player that replaces him.

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Re: 2019 NFL Draft
« Reply #152 on: April 30, 2019, 10:13:33 am »

I watch a lot of SEC football.  Two years ago, Wims was the stud of the Georgia wide receivers with Riley on that squad.  Why he slipped to 7th round, I don't know, but I wouldn't undersell him.

Not underselling him, but I would not say he is the same category of Arob, Gabriel, and Miller (all starters).   Unless Ridley is a total flop I doubt that he's going to get cut.  So that leaves 2 roster spots remaining.  Wims should have an advantage over the veteran and rookie FAs in making the team. 

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Re: 2019 NFL Draft
« Reply #153 on: April 30, 2019, 12:15:51 pm »
Draft experts are gushing over Ridley - saying on other teams he would have had more catches and more impressive stats - Georgia gives everyone a chance on O.

They're also saying Montgomery is much more of an NFL back because he is great a running outside. As I said before the college hash marks limited Montgomery.

Lots of interesting pieces added. Great draft considering no 1,2

davep

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Re: 2019 NFL Draft
« Reply #154 on: April 30, 2019, 12:57:52 pm »
Why do the hash marks make such a big difference to running backs?

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« Reply #155 on: April 30, 2019, 04:46:09 pm »
The hash markers are much closer to the sidelines in college football. They place the ball on the hashmarks and it's much harder for the back to run around end on one side of the field.

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Re: 2019 NFL Draft
« Reply #156 on: April 30, 2019, 06:51:25 pm »
Thanks.  It seems reasonable.

dallasbear

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Re: 2019 NFL Draft
« Reply #157 on: April 30, 2019, 07:07:36 pm »

Yeah, its harder on the short side but much easier on the wide side.  Does it balance out?   Same would be true with passing.  But I'd think some QBs without strong arms would be limited in throwing outs to the wide side of the field.

Can't say that I ever really thought about the differences except in the kicking game.

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Re: 2019 NFL Draft
« Reply #158 on: May 01, 2019, 02:19:54 pm »
Maybe. I heard Nagy saying Montgomery would be better in the NFL because of the Hash marks. Made sense to me - BUT there is a wider side then. The NFL is more evened out. Maybe colleges stack the D a little bit on the wide side.

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Re: 2019 NFL Draft
« Reply #159 on: May 01, 2019, 02:40:39 pm »

For a guy drafted in the 3rd round the Fantasy folks have already assigned Montgomery the #2 fantasy value among all rookies.

You got to figure Kyler Murray is #1.


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Re: 2019 NFL Draft
« Reply #161 on: July 26, 2019, 07:01:25 pm »
I heard that story before.