Welcome back to the TSF Round Table where the guys at Truth Serum Football are here to talk some ball and are joined by our very special guests, Brandon Peebler of the Backyard Blitz and Tyler Sutton of 715 Fantasy Football. The NFL draft has come and gone and as always we're here to answer some questions. Have a question you want us to answer at next week’s Round Table discussion? Drop it in a comment below.
- What were the biggest surprises of round 1 of the draft?
Jordan: I was shocked that only one QB was actually drafted and it wasn’t until pick 20.
The JETS absolutely owning the first round.
The Lions being aggressive and going up and getting Williams.
Manil: Pats taking Cole Strange at 29.
Brandon: My biggest surprise was Kenny Pickett being the first QB selected. There was so much hype on Willis. All the talk on Pickett was his hand size and practicing throwing over linebackers. It didn’t seem like he had the biggest upside but here we are.
Tyler: Biggest surprises was the fall of Breece Hall, Malik Willis and Drake London. Just seeing the hype of Willis and Hall and boom they go day 2 was mind blowing. And seeing Drake London being the first WR off the board he wasn’t the consensus WR1.
- What are your thoughts on Malik Willis falling so far?
Jordan: The hype apparently wasn’t real. He fell in a good spot that can be patient with his development.
Manil: I’m a little surprised he fell so far but I can understand why. He’s very raw.
Brandon: I thought he would be the first qb taken. Watching his film he really has a problem with the blitz and I think other teams grew wary of that as well. He has big upside but will have to learn to stand in the pocket and deliver.
Tyler: I wasn’t shocked to see Willis fall because he’s a raw talent from a small FBS school. But just hearing all the hype surrounding him made it feel like the second coming of Mike Vick or Russel Wilson the way he can throw and run the ball.
- How do you think your team fared?
Jordan: Can we not talk about it?
Manil: As a Pats fan, our first two picks felt like massive reaches but Bill knows better than me.
Brandon: My team is the 49ers and I think they did ok. They addressed some needs and I am excited about the rookies and the impact they will make. Especially our new edge rusher paired with Bosa. He reminds me a bit of Aldon Smith
Tyler: Well, Chicago had 3 picks on day 2 and a few later on but I would give them a solid B. They nabbed Kyler Gordon and Jaquan Brisker to shore up that awful secondary that gave up the most passing touchdowns last season. And they added a speed guy Velus Jones Jr. to fill all the right holes that are needed…for now.
- What are your thoughts on the Hollywood Brown and AJ Brown trades fantasy wise?
Jordan: Hollywood will still be Hollywood in Arizona. Sell him now if you can. AJ Brown could absolutely unlock this offense for Hurts and the Eagles. I would hold him if you got him.
Manil: Hollywood stock up big time. Aj brown also stock up but not as much.
Brandon: I think the Titans fared well in that trade and the Cardinals blew it. The Eagles however had a great draft and to land AJ brown was huge.
Tyler: I personally love both trades for Hollywood and AJB. They both go to passing offenses that will thrive with them coming to the team.
- Which pick screamed “bust” to you?
Jordan: Jamison Williams is who I want to say. But Treylon Burks is not AJ Brown and it won’t be long until he proves it.
Manil: Roger McCreary. He just does not have the athletic prowess or size to be an NFL cornerback.
Brandon: Honestly Trevon Walker. Yes he is athletic and tested off the charts but that doesn’t really make me think he will produce in the NFL. He will be graded by sacks and he wasn’t consistent in college getting them.
Tyler: My biggest bust is Jameson Williams. Still coming off the ACL tear, but he has Cepheus, St. Brown, Hockenson, Swift and Williams to battle for targets. Oh, and having Jared Goff as his QB hurts him too.
That’s it for this week guys. Thanks for reading and as always, stay true.