Rob and Stan dive into NFL news (2:08), hit the rookie report (10:00), pick their all-prospect teams (22:14), and pick out the player each franchise could least afford to lose (35:50). Check out the detailed breakdown of the “NFL Draft Podcast” below:
NFL news (2:08)
Rob and Stan start with Anquan Boldin’s retirement and where he ranks among his generation of receivers. They also discuss Jaylon Smith’s first preseason action, Paxton Lynch losing the quarterback competition in Denver, and worst-case scenarios for Andrew Luck’s injury, among other notes.
Rookie report (10:00)
Stan brings up Alvin Kamara as a rookie to watch, while he and Rob also highlight DeShone Kizer, Myles Garrett, Dede Westbrook, and a few other standouts from preseason action.
Class of 2018 preseason all-prospect team (16:16)
Rob and Stan go through the AP All-America team and comment on which players who made the first team are actually the best draft-eligible prospects at their positions. Some are easy, like Saquon Barkley and Derrius Guice at running back, while others breed disagreement and deeper dives into the talent pool.
Mock Draft: Team MVP (35:50)
With preseason injuries taking effect, Rob and Stan quickly run through all 32 teams by division and pick out the one player (non-quarterback) each team could least afford to lose. For many of those teams the quarterback wouldn’t have been picked even if he was on the table.
The job of an NFL general manager isn’t merely about finalizing the 53-man roster. While Drew Brees is throwing touchdown passes and Robert Quinn is crushing quarterbacks, many are looking to next year’s NFL Draft to see what kind of depth to add, and to find out if there is any cheap talent to replace players.
If starting NFL Draft prep in August, why would any self-respecting football fan wait until the NFL Combine to get in on the action?
The NFL Draft Podcast here at FanRag Sports is meant to get the wheels turning on the NFL’s next breakout stars before your first mock draft in early February. We will break down some of the best draft-eligible prospects, analyzing team fits and trying to project team needs down the line.