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Lance Zierlein Mock 1.0: Bills select WR DK Metcalf (and some other relatively crazy picks included)

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It wouldn't shock me. They swung for the fences on Edmunds and Allen. Metcalf fits the mold of freak athlete who has yet to truly excel (untapped "POTENTIAL").

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2 minutes ago, LSHMEAB said:

It wouldn't shock me. They swung for the fences on Edmunds and Allen. Metcalf fits the mold of freak athlete who has yet to truly excel (untapped "POTENTIAL").

 

Yeah, the Metcalf pick isn't remotely close to the crazy parts. People are going nuts about, for a few examples:

  • Bosa falling to 3
  • Quinnen Williams falling to 5
  • Oliver falling to 28 (Zierlein also says multiple NFL teams view Oliver as a linebacker/edge prospect, not a defensive tackle)
  • Kyler going top 5
  • Haskins as the 3rd QB taken
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Just now, DCOrange said:

 

Yeah, the Metcalf pick isn't remotely close to the crazy parts. People are going nuts about, for a few examples:

  • Bosa falling to 3
  • Quinnen Williams falling to 5
  • Oliver falling to 28 (Zierlein also says multiple NFL teams view Oliver as a linebacker/edge prospect, not a defensive tackle)
  • Kyler going top 5
  • Haskins as the 3rd QB taken

Yeah. I figured as much. When you preface your mock with, "Let the hate flow through you and fuel your twitter anger," you're likely trying to get attention with some outrageous content. 

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Just now, LSHMEAB said:

Yeah. I figured as much. When you preface your mock with, "Let the hate flow through you and fuel your twitter anger," you're likely trying to get attention with some outrageous content. 

I think it's a running joke on #DraftTwitter because fans freak out at every single mock no matter what these people do, but I imagine he also knew he was going to get killed for a lot of this stuff.

 

It's really interesting though because he's very well connected and evaluates prospects as well as anyone out there IMO.

 

I don't know how much of this actually comes to fruition, but I don't think this stuff can be completely written off either. I also agree with a couple of the takes personally, though I have Oliver as the #3 prospect in the draft so I definitely don't agree there lol.

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Yeah, that was absolutely terrible and far fetched. It's nothing more than click/retweet bait and not for good reasons. 

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Just now, DCOrange said:

I think it's a running joke on #DraftTwitter because fans freak out at every single mock no matter what these people do, but I imagine he also knew he was going to get killed for a lot of this stuff.

 

It's really interesting though because he's very well connected and evaluates prospects as well as anyone out there IMO.

 

I don't know how much of this actually comes to fruition, but I don't think this stuff can be completely written off either. I also agree with a couple of the takes personally, though I have Oliver as the #3 prospect in the draft so I definitely don't agree there lol.

I know Zierlein is relatively well regarded, so who knows. Last year may have been an aberration with so few surprises. Allen over Bosa? Meh. Maybe. Ferrell and Oliver in the 20's? More likely Ferrell drops. Can't see ANY way Oliver goes 28, but I've heard the spiel about GM's not liking what they see in person. We shall see. I guess I wouldn't be shocked if that were the QB order. Murray is the kind of prospect some team will fall in love with. I think he's really overselling his point by mocking Oliver at 28.

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I'm down with Metcalf, he has a chance to be a star wideout. Put him opposite Foster and watch Allen drop piss missiles all over the field. Put Golden Tate in the slot owning the middle all day to really stress every inch of the field.

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5 minutes ago, Coach Tuesday said:

Oliver at 28????

Trade down to 28 and draft him.  That is the worst mock draft I have seen this year.  He would be lucky to get 2 picks right

 

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I actually don't find it all that crazy to think Allen could go number 1. He's the best player in the draft IMO. Just seems like most people have Bosa rated higher.

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46 minutes ago, H2o said:

Yeah, that was absolutely terrible and far fetched. It's nothing more than click/retweet bait and not for good reasons. 

 

And yet every single year the draft goes completely differently than everyone expected.

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16 minutes ago, MJS said:

 

And yet every single year the draft goes completely differently than everyone expected.

Definitely completely different than he predicts. Worthless. 

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Is this one of those mocks that starts out crazy and then gets slowly revised to something approaching reality? You know, to give the impression the author is working around-the-clock on it in the months leading up to the draft?

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I could definitely see Metcalf being the pick. It would be a surprise to most people but it makes sense. He has elite physical traits and that's the type of player McDermott and Beane look for in the 1st round. He has the most upside potential of any offensive player in the draft. Biggest concern is the neck injury. If he's fully recovered from that I expect him to blow up the combine and I doubt he makes it out of the top 10.

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I do not read this with any kind of expectations since so many trades will happen by then, these kind of things mean about as much as ones done before the season. wait to see who is signed in free agency and then start looking. But Ed Oliver is gonna drop unless someone falls in love because he is talented but appears to be a head case.

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Metcalf is definitely my guy right now...

 

I really like a few of the O-Linemen...And if that's the way the Bills go, fine...There's also the chance D.K. goes in the Top 8...

 

But if he's there at 9...I'm all in on taking him...He has legit #1 WR traits...And in a way, the Josh Allen pick makes me believe McBeane will be more than willing to gamble on greatness...😎

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4 hours ago, Logic said:

For some perspective, here's a mock draft he released for LAST YEAR'S draft at about the same time of year:

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000912165/article/lance-zierlein-mock-draft-10-darnold-barkley-bolster-browns?campaign=fb-nf-sf180709256-sf180709256&sf180709256=1

0/32.

 

 

But most are in the right neighborhood. That didn't look bad for so very early.

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6 hours ago, Jeetz1231 said:

The ole click bait mock. 

 

Aren't they all at this time of year? Might as well have some fun with it. People like us are the fools for taking it seriously.

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