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Strummer

Orel Mangala Fan Club
Brad Holmes be like:

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JLingz Dancing Feet

Formerly Djed the Red
Hollywood brown DJed The Red ...

After the initial shock, it makes too much sense.

- With how the draft fell, we weren't getting any of the top 5 WR's in this draft, guys the league clearly had above the rest, even Dotson went late teens to the Commanders. I think that was their top target in the draft so fair play to the Cardinals FO for having a back up plan. Add to that both guards who had been linked to the Cardinals were gone in the teens. A lot of analysts linked a corner to them, but I really couldn't see it. They love Murphy and Wilson, pre-draft they were saying Gladney coming in was as good as a first round pick and they just resigned their CB4 from last season in Antonio Hamilton. Wouldn't be shocked to see Alford brought back.
- Getting pick 100 back, the draft value (from modern charts) means it was the equivalent of late first to mid second (depending on which chart you use), which i think is fair. Similar when Cooks got traded to the Pats.
- It makes Kyler very happy, as we just got his favourite college target and best friend.
- Lastly, he fits the offence to a tee. We needed that big play deep threat which we lost in Kirk (though he wasn't good at it). He is off the back of a 1,000 yard season and already has chemistry with Kyler.

Bit of a weird draft for the Cardinals. McBride the TE from Colorado was a shock as we just signed Ertz to a three year deal, but what a guy to learn behind. Cameron Thomas and Myjai Sander give us some OLB/edge juice which we really needed. Thought we did well on day 3 mind you, Keontay Ingram is talented and looks a good backup for Conner, Lecitus Smith and Hayes look perfect fits at guard, love the Luketa pick that late, he will bring some juice to ST's and has to inside/outside linebacker versatility.

Hutch and Jamo are great picks for the Lions, love the aggressiveness for Jamo, I was surprised it was so cheap? Paschal is like a Trevon Walker-lite, went higher than I thought he would mind you. Kirby and Mitchell were a bit 'meh'. Love the Rodriguez pick, I think you guys will love him. Houston I know nothing about. Lucas is a good pick that late, has a chance of being a nickel CB in the league.
 

Masuka

Jack Burkitt
After the initial shock, it makes too much sense.

- With how the draft fell, we weren't getting any of the top 5 WR's in this draft, guys the league clearly had above the rest, even Dotson went late teens to the Commanders. I think that was their top target in the draft so fair play to the Cardinals FO for having a back up plan. Add to that both guards who had been linked to the Cardinals were gone in the teens. A lot of analysts linked a corner to them, but I really couldn't see it. They love Murphy and Wilson, pre-draft they were saying Gladney coming in was as good as a first round pick and they just resigned their CB4 from last season in Antonio Hamilton. Wouldn't be shocked to see Alford brought back.
- Getting pick 100 back, the draft value (from modern charts) means it was the equivalent of late first to mid second (depending on which chart you use), which i think is fair. Similar when Cooks got traded to the Pats.
- It makes Kyler very happy, as we just got his favourite college target and best friend.
- Lastly, he fits the offence to a tee. We needed that big play deep threat which we lost in Kirk (though he wasn't good at it). He is off the back of a 1,000 yard season and already has chemistry with Kyler.

Bit of a weird draft for the Cardinals. McBride the TE from Colorado was a shock as we just signed Ertz to a three year deal, but what a guy to learn behind. Cameron Thomas and Myjai Sander give us some OLB/edge juice which we really needed. Thought we did well on day 3 mind you, Keontay Ingram is talented and looks a good backup for Conner, Lecitus Smith and Hayes look perfect fits at guard, love the Luketa pick that late, he will bring some juice to ST's and has to inside/outside linebacker versatility.

Hutch and Jamo are great picks for the Lions, love the aggressiveness for Jamo, I was surprised it was so cheap? Paschal is like a Trevon Walker-lite, went higher than I thought he would mind you. Kirby and Mitchell were a bit 'meh'. Love the Rodriguez pick, I think you guys will love him. Houston I know nothing about. Lucas is a good pick that late, has a chance of being a nickel CB in the league.


Do you know much about the Tennessee CB Alontae Taylor the Saints drafted, seen people say he's a massive reach in the 2nd round and others say he's a good player. I'd not heard of him before we picked him.
 

JLingz Dancing Feet

Formerly Djed the Red
I don't think he is a corner, I think you will see him either slide to nickel or play some safety. The consensus big board had him down at 98, so by that it is a big of a reach, I honestly thought he'd go round 4 or 5 from the bits I saw of him. Scrappy player though, decent athleticism, mockdraftable has his closest athleticism comp as Darius Slay.

On and now Nuk is banned for 6 games for PEDS, no wonder Dez Bryant has been begging to play for the Cardinals :lol:.
 

JustinL

Viv Anderson
Aaron Donald restructures contract to make him highest paid non-quarterback.

Good move for LA or not? That's a lot of money.

https://www.nfl.com/news/rams-restr...years were added,million into the 2022 season.

Aaron Donald isn't retiring, and he's returning to a bank vault worth of cash.

The Los Angeles Rams restructured Donald's contract to make him the highest-paid non-quarterback in NFL history, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday.

No new years were added to Donald's contract, which now guarantees him $65 million over the next two seasons and $95 million through the 2024 season, Rapoport added. In all, Donald nets a $40 million raise over his previous contract, which carried a base salary of just $9.25 million into the 2022 season.

The future first-ballot Hall of Famer had flirted with the idea of walking away from the game after winning Super Bowl LVI. He'd even gone on record as saying he'd return if the Rams brought back key players like Von Miller and Odell Beckham, but Miller signed with Buffalo and Beckham remains unsigned.

In the end, that didn't matter as much as the money. Donald reset the market atop which he already sat, going from a league-leading $22.5 million per year to $31.6 million per year on average. The new average compensation is $10 million more per year than the next closest interior defensive lineman (the Giants' Leonard Williams).

The money is, as we all know, well worth it. Donald is a seven-time All-Pro and eight-time Pro Bowler, a member of the Hall of Fame's All-2010s team, a three-time AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year and was the 2014 Defensive Rookie of the Year. Donald has existed as the embodiment of excellence for the majority of his career, proving the Rams correct in spending the 13th-overall pick on him in the 2014 draft.

With the goal of running it back in 2022, the Rams can feel more confident about their chances with Donald back in the fold. General manager Les Snead has crossed off another important item on his to-do list.
 

Strummer

Orel Mangala Fan Club
It’s a lot of money, but it’s Aaron Donald.

If you’re going to pay that much, he’s the player you spend it on.
 

Strummer

Orel Mangala Fan Club
I am not worried about the Lions offensive line at all, as long as it stays healthy it could be one of the NFL‘s best.
 

Morpeth_Edgar

A none cap wonder
I’ve just seen a breaking news story on SSN about some NFL player retiring.

Genuine question because in the UK I don’t know anyone who watches or even mentions the game, but is there some group of people I’m unaware of who do? Expat Americans perhaps?
 

HBB

Geoff Thomas
There are many NFL fans in the UK hence the NFL coming over to London a couple of times a year to a packed out Wembley or Spurs - the player you're referring to to is probably the Gronk - Rob Gronkowski a four time superbowl winner and a player who merits the sobriquet "Legend"...
 

Blinkin

I Piss Excellence
Bears fan myself. Who else is a fan of an NFL team? I know the Jags have a lot in the UK just because they have played in the UK so many times lol.
 

Strummer

Orel Mangala Fan Club
The NFL has been massively popular in the U.K. since it was first regularly broadcast by Channel 4 in 1982.
 
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