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Brooklyn Nets

Hey there, it is me again, GameTime Logic. Today, I am posting my predictions about the 2017-2018 Brooklyn Nets NBA season. Honestly, they are probably, if not definitely, the worst team in the league RIGHT NOW! Well, after reading this let’s see if they are going to get better for the sake of everyone that is a Nets fan.

So a few weeks ago a Youtuber called BLACK9NE posted a video about the “Best Duos From All 30 NBA Teams” which I recommend seeing. Back in the day, we remember that the Brooklyn Nets were originally the New Jersey Nets and their best duo between both organizations was Jason Kidd and the Human Highlight himself, Vince Carter. Also, I want to shout out Newark, NJ and Perth Amboy, NJ. I appreciate both places.

First off, let’s start way back. In 2013, Brooklyn traded Gerald Wallace, Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks, Kris Joseph, Keith Bogans and three first round draft picks (2014, 2016 and 2018), as well as the right to swap first round, picks in 2017 to the Boston Celtics for Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Jason Terry and D.J. White. Honestly, it seemed like a decent trade, but Garnett, Pierce, and Terry were all near the end of their careers. Looking at the picks that Boston acquired, they would of all benefited the Nets in multiple ways. This is what the Nets would have had if they kept all the picks: 2014 – Marcus Smart, 2016 – Jaylen Brown, 2017 – Markelle Fultz (Boston originally had the 1st pick before trading it to Philly), and 2018 we will have to wait and see. That is a lot of talent for a young team and the players I mention from those picks are all capable of being starters in the future. If they were kept in Brooklyn, Brooklyn would definitely be a playoff team but now Boston has taken the young talent and already has a great team to be a Finals contender.

Last year, the Brooklyn Nets ended as the worst team in the league with a 20-62 record. With the hype of Lonzo Ball becoming a Laker, the new President of Basketball Operations Magic Johnson made his move to free up some cap space not just for the next season but also for seasons to come. He traded D’Angelo Russell who’s contract was $5.56M a year and Timofey Mozgov who’s contract was $15.28M a year for Brook Lopez who’s contract was $22.24M a year. It seems a bit even but I honestly think that both teams won that trade. Lakers now have a true Center who is defensive and can spread the floor with his mid-range shooting, but he is not known for rebounding the ball aggressively. For the Nets, they finally have a good Point Guard since Deron Williams and have a big body down low with Timofey protecting the paint. But will it be enough to have at least a better record for next season?

With the new moves made by the Nets, I believe that D’Angelo and Timofey will bring a defensive presence which we’ve all heard that “Defense wins championships.” D’Angelo averaged 15.6 PPG, 3.5RPG, 5.8 APG, and 1.4 SPG but a downside stat is that he averages 2.8 TOs which can hurt the team offensively. Mozgov averaged 7.4 PPG, 4.9 RPG, 0.8 APG, 0.6 BPG, and 0.3 SPG but what I don’t get is how can he then average 1.3 TOs if he barely gets an assist. I think once they get more minutes to play then they will have better stats to show.

Other trades the Nets did this offseason were trading Andrew Nicholson to Portland for Allen Crabbe and trading Justin Hamilton to Toronto for DeMarre Carroll. Both Crabbe and Carroll have big contracts that are taking up Brooklyn’s cap space. Crabbe will be making $19.33M a year and Carroll will be making $14.8M a year which is a lot of money for low tier players. Pretty much the Nets just added more shooters to their arsenal so they can spread the floor or just kick it out to the open man for a big bucket. Also, they bring potential to the team and a hint of experience for the already young Nets. Both Crabbe and Carroll came off the bench for their previous teams but put up decent stats. Crabbe averaged 10.7 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 1.2 APG, and 0.7 SPG. Carroll averaged 8.9 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 1 APG, and 1.1 SPG. I think the Nets adding all the people they have gives them hope for the future.

In the 2017 NBA Draft, the Brooklyn Nets took Jarrett Allen from the University of Texas at #22. In college, he was a RIM PROTECTOR averaging 1.5 BPG and he was long enough to grab boards averaging 8.4 RPG. He gives the Nets height and versatility, standing at 6’11 he can play both the 4 and 5. He is the Nets second tallest player after Timofey Mozgov who stands at 7’1. Last year the Nets were very short on height if you know what I mean and even though Brook Lopez was 7 feet tall he only averaged 5.4 RPG. Trevor Booker who is 6’8 grabbed the majority of the rebounds averaging 8 per game. Allen can be a defensive presence the Nets have not had since Kenyon Martin and can supply the team with a double digit game with 12 PPG and 10 RPG, my prediction of course. Allen is young talent on a young team that has no true veterans or who don’t have the experience to lead a team to victory. Honestly, Allen has to teach himself on what it takes to be a successful Big Man in the league because Mozgov is definitely not the person you want your talent to be like.

My prediction for the Nets starting 5 is:
PG: D’Angelo Russell
SG: Allen Crabbe
SF: DeMarre Carroll
PF: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
C: Timofey Mozgov

Their bench is pretty weak. They have no one they can really depend on to be a factor except maybe Jeremy Lin and Jarrett Allen. It probably might be a long season for the team and the fans. If the Nets do not make smarter moves in the future, there is no hope for Brooklyn to be a force to be reckoned with. The new front office, with Sean Marks as General Manager and Kenny Atkinson as Head Coach, have a lot of work to do to make this young team a contender for the future.

Question #1: Where did D’Angelo go to high school and where did he go to college?

Question #2: Where is Mozgov from?

Question #3: When was the last time the Nets made the Playoffs?

Well, that’s all, for now. Next time, I will have a new team to discuss and I would love to hear your opinions. Also, questions are recommended if you want to know something about Basketball from all levels and there are no stupid questions. Have a good week guys and talk to you later. Peace!!!

I give all credit to ESPN!!!

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Boston Celtics

Hey there, it is me again, GameTime Logic. I’m back with another posting of this series about my own personal predictions for the 2017-2018 Boston Celtics NBA season. Yes, that is right the Boston Celtics and they have made big moves this offseason.

The Celtics have really shown themselves to be a contender for not just the Eastern Conference Finals but also the Championship Finals. But do they have what it takes to beat King James and the Cavaliers? Last year, they had a few ups and downs in the Post Season with going to Game 7 in both the 1st Round and the Semifinals. Also, with IT4’s (Isaiah Thomas) sister passing in a car accident really messed with him mentally but he persevered and did well in the playoffs. With that said, I want you guys to think about this question while you read: Are the Celtics able to beat the Cavaliers in a best out of 7 series after their offseason acquisitions?

To start off, the Celtics pushed for several people to acquire during the offseason, such as, Blake Griffin who re-signed with the Clippers since Chris Paul was recently traded to the Rockets to play with James Harden. They pushed for other people but, at the end of free agency, they were able to get Gordan Hayward to come to Boston. Hayward played for the Utah Jazz and had a career high season with them but I believe he did not see them as a contender for the Western Conference Finals so that is why he left. Also since we all know there are better teams like Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs, maybe the Houston Rockets, and maybe Oklahoma City, probably made it much of an easier decision to leave. Now, much younger teams have been gaining amazing talent where they can be a threat in either conference. Hayward was a beast in Utah, averaging 21.9 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 3.5 APG, and 1 SPG. He has shown that he can be the go to guy for scoring big points.

Now that Gordan Hayward is on the team, the Celtics had to make some sacrifices to clear some cap space for him to fit right in. They got rid of one of their core players, Avery Bradley, who was there longer than everyone on the team but maybe the front office executives. He played with The Truth (Paul Pierce), Jesus Shuttlesworth (Ray Allen), The Big Ticket (Kevin Garnett) and Mr. Flashy Passer himself (Rajon Rondo). That team right there was one of the only teams to be able to stop LeBron James in his tracks to the NBA Finals but since he is King James he always came out victorious. Bradley was traded to the Detriot Pistons for Marcus Morris which both teams won in a way. Boston freed up money for Hayward and the Pistons now have a lock down defender in their starting lineup. I honestly wish Bradley the best because he was a great player for the Celtics Organization but I guess we see that players are not the only disloyal ones. The Celtics Organization has shown that the NBA is truly a business and that there is no loyalty to anyone on the roster. Bradley did some damage this year as a Celtic. He averaged 16.3 PPG, 6.1 RPG, 2.2 APG, and 1.2 SPG. If you look at the stats, it seems that Hayward takes care of the scoring portion. But what about the defensive portion like rebounding and having active hands like Bradley? I think that might hurt the Celtics in a way. Who is going to guard shifty and explosive point guards in the Eastern Conference like Kyrie Irving, John Wall, Derrick Rose, Kemba Walker, D’Angelo Russell, and Markelle Fultz? Also, are the Celtics really going to make Gordan Hayward who is 6’8 225 pounds guard LeBron James who is 6’8 250 pounds? Something to think about.

Some other moves that they made were drafting Jayson Tatum and Semi Ojeleye just to name a couple. Jayson Tatum from St. Louis, MO was the #3 recruit in the 2016 class ranks. He went to Durham, NC to play for Coach K at Duke University who not only has a great athletic environment but also a great academic environment. He did his thing at Duke and what I got from watching him was that he can create his own shot with shooting off the dribble and has some range to his game. He can drive to the basket well because of his length and he can guard the 1 – 3, also because of his length. What I think he needs to work on is building muscle of course and more dribble moves to break down his defender. I would love for him to also work on his isolation technique meaning more of his post and fade away game to be a more versatile scorer. He was drafted #3 overall in the 2017 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics and if you watched the Summer League you would have seen the previous #3 overall pick, Jaylen Brown, who was also drafted by the Boston Celtics. They bounce off of each other’s strengths and made a great combination, which probably gave Celtics fans hope for the future.

A fun fact about Semi Ojeleye, who is from Overland Park, KS is that during his freshman and sophomore years of college, he played limited minutes for Coach K at Duke. Last year, he was a senior at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. That is where he transferred after his sophomore year at Duke. If you watched him at SMU, he was a really aggressive player and hustler. He would grab boards like no other. He averaged 19 PPG and 7 RPG at SMU and became the American Athletic Conference Player of the Year. He honestly reminded me of a Charles Barkley or Dennis Rodman, not with playing dirty but with grabbing everything that was available and putting his body up for the game. I think he will be a valuable piece to the Celtics in the near future because rebounding is not the Celtic’s specialty. If he can really be consistent with having a mid range jump shot then he will start for sure. As we all know, this game is not about having your back to the basket anymore like years ago with players like Shaq, Mourning, Russell, Mutombo, Kareem, Robinson, Duncan, Ewing, and much more. The game nowadays is “how can we spread the floor as a team to be able to be a more effective scoring team.”

My projected starting 5 for the Boston Celtics is:
PG: Isaiah Thomas
SG: Gordan Hayward
SF: Jae Crowder
PF: Marcus Morris
C: Al Horford

What I love about their bench is that they have depth with Marcus Smart, Terry Rozier, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, and Semi Ojeleye who I think will soon have a starting job on the Celtics because Jae Crowder and Marcus Morris will not be starting for long. They are only starting because they have “veteran experience” over the young guys on the bench. I can see the Celtics going to the playoffs again but still not going over the hump of King James and even if they do they still do not have the fire power to beat a Western Conference power house.

Now with the questions, I ask you.

Question #1: What do Gordon Hayward and the coach of Celtics Brad Stevens have in common?

Question #2: What year did Boston win the NBA Championship?

Well, that’s all, for now. Next time I will have a new team to discuss with you and I would love to hear your opinions. Also, questions are recommended if you want to know something about Basketball from all levels and there are no stupid questions. Have a good week guys and talk to you later. Peace!!!

I give all credit to ESPN!!!

Atlanta Hawks

Hello guys, its GameTime Logic here and I thought I shouldn’t leave you guys without at least posting something for you guys to read up on.

If you guys don’t know this series is going to be about my own predictions for the NBA season based on the team I do. Well without further a due today I am doing the Atlanta Hawks. Let’s get into it!!!

 

So first off lets state what has happened already. The Hawks have gotten rid of 3 out of their top 4 highest scorers and their top 2 highest rebounders. Paul Millsap with 18.1 PPG and 7.7 RPG, Tim Hardaway Jr. with 14.5 PPG, and Dwight Howard with 13.5 PPG and 12.7 RPG. These guys were a part of their core go-to team for the majority of the time.

With Paul Millsap leaving ATL, they did not believe in his ability to be the future of the team even from the beginning of the season but Millsap has proven himself while being with the Hawks that he has what it takes to lead a team. I understand that he is in his 30s but I think if they added many other pieces to help Millsap than letting pieces go then all the pressure would not be on his back.(This is a rhetorical question) Who remembers the Hawks being first in the Eastern Conference with their starting 5 being: Jeff Teague, Kyle Korver, DeMarre DeCarroll, Paul Millsap, and Al Horford. They were pretty dominant back then but now everyone has moved on. Millsap is the last one out of the core to leave and he got an offer from a team that appreciates his experience and play style. That is the Denver Nuggets which offered him $90 million dollars for 3 years which is a hard deal to pass up but luckily he took it.

With Tim Hardway Jr. leaving, the Hawks were not willing to match the offer that the Knicks gave Hardway which is $17.73 million dollars a year and I totally understand that because that is too much for a role player. I am not knocking his ability to be a good player but he is definitely not worth that much money. If ATL matched it then he would have been the highest paid player in ATL which would be crazy. I honestly hope he proves me wrong and everyone else that doubts him and I hope he goes off in New York. At least he is going back to the team he was drafted by.

With Dwight Howard leaving, I think nobody really likes his attitude in the locker or no one really saw any effort from him on the court. Yes, he was the team’s leading rebounder but when you are 6’11 265 pounds then you better get all the rebounds. In the postseason, Howard was nowhere to be found to help his team go further into the playoffs. By the time people knew it he was traded by the Hawks to the Charlotte Hornets for Miles Plumlee and Marco Belinelli. The last time Howard was a dominant force was when he was in Orlando having the Defensive Player of the Year Award consecutively and going deep into the playoffs almost winning a championship.

Now currently the roster is different from last year. My starting 5 prediction for the Hawks is:

PG: Dennis Schroder
SG: Kent Bazemore
SF: Taurean Prince
PF: John Collins
C: Dewayne Dedmon

Next year I plan for them to make moves in Free Agency with getting a more dominant Center so that they can be a more effective rebounding team for the future. I honestly do not expect them to make the playoffs and if they do it would probably be a low seed. I say that because they have no All-Stars on their team anymore, former and present so it would be difficult for them to go far.

Okay, tell me how you feel about this post and what are your opinions on the future Atlanta Hawks. Now for the questions, I will be asking, remember it is who ever answers that specific question first gets the shout out so multiple people will be shouted out unless someone answers all the questions first. But please let other people be a part of this experience.

Question #1: Where was Paul Millsap drafted from, what round was he drafted and pick, and what team drafted him?

Question #2: Where was Tim Hardaway Drafted from and who was his partners in crime when he was in college?

Question #3: Where is Dwight Howard from?

 

Well, that’s all, for now, guys, next week I will have a new team to discuss with you guys and I would love to hear your opinions.
Also, questions are recommended if you want to know something and there are no stupid questions. Have a good week guys and talk to you later. Peace!!!

I give all credit to ESPN!!!

I AM SORRY

Hello, it’s your boy GameTime Logic

I first off want to say I am sorry for not being committed to you guys and I plan to do better. From this point forward I will post once a week about my current series which I am starting. My new series is Predictions about NBA teams for the 2017-2018 season and I am going to go in alphabetical order. I really hope the people that stuck with me will forgive me and stay with me with the new journey coming up. Also, I want to start new by me asking random questions at the end of the post, to try to get my followers involved with me because I think it would be fun. Who ever gets the answer right first will get a shout out on my next post.

If you have any questions about the upcoming season with Basketball from high school to the Pros, I am your guy to talk to.

Have a good week and see you soon. Peace!!!!

NFL Draft Results

Hey guys, sorry about me not keeping up with the rest of the series about the NFL Draft. I hope you guys watched it all and saw the ups and down, the tears and smiles, and the shocking picks that took place. If you remember the list I put out about my opinion on who is the best QB heading into the draft. This list is where they landed and are starting their new professional career. 

HM: Chad Kelly – Round 7, 253rd pick (Broncos)

Chad Kelly, I believe is a sleeper and should have been picked higher because he has the potential to be a great QB in the future. Maybe not as great as his uncle, Jim Kelly, but he will be good. With the lack of an established QB in Denver with Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch as young inexperienced QBs, Chad Kelly has the opportunity to be a starter early in the season. He is versatile and has a good IQ, plus with great WRs around him like Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel  Sanders he can do well.

#5: DeShone Kizer – Round 2, 52nd pick (Browns)

DeShone Kizer, I think is in the right place for him and was picked at the right spot. Also just like Chad Kelly, Kizer has a chance to a starter early in the season. The Browns lack an established QB with Brock Osweiler, Kevin Hogan, Cody Kessler, and Pat Devlin but Brock might start the first week. Kizer has the chance to be good but I think he needs a good QB coach to teach him well so he can become the QB the Browns need to at least make the playoffs.

#4: Joshua Dobbs – Round 4, 135th pick (Steelers)

Dobbs is a good backup QB to the aging Big Ben and provides nice mobility to the offense. I think if he learns well under Big Ben since Dobbs is tall, Dobbs can be a nice decent QB for the Steelers after Ben retires. I wish Dobbs the best of luck as he learns as a rookie and develops as a QB.
#3: Mitch Trubisky – Round 1, 2nd pick (Bears)

Trubisky, wow, I am just in awe. He was the first QB to be drafted out of this class. Also, he only spent one full season as a starter at the University of North Carolina, even though he did well I believe he should have stayed one more year to prove himself. I am really surprised from the Bears also because they paid Mike Glennon 14.5 million dollars a year for 4 years then to turn around and draft a QB, that is just crazy. Trubisky I think can be good QBif he learned from a real veteran, not Mike Glennon but he does have potential to be a starter early in the season. 

#2: Brad Kaaya – Round 6, 215th pick (Lions)

People are definitely sleeping on Brad Kaaya because he did not get drafted until the 6th Round which is crazy. Kaaya is a nice QB and I guess with Matthew Stafford as his mentor he can make a nice QB in the future. Kaaya I wish got drafted to a team with a need for a QB because I think he can do wonders for a young team. 

#1: Deshaun Watson – Round 1, 12th (Texans)

Watson is at the right place with the Texans. He has targets like Deandre Hopkins, Julius Strong, Will Fuller IV, and Braxton Miller that can really be lethal in the NFL. I honestly believe Watson can be rookie of the year because he is just that awesome. I believe he is the readiest QB from the draft. Watson I promise will be the next up and coming QB/ the face of the NFL. 

 

Well, this is my opinion of the QBs drafted but I did not add Patrick Mahomes II because I just think he should have not gone so high in the draft and that is my opinion. I would love to hear your opinion on the QBs that were drafted or any other position that was drafted. 

Talk to you guys soon!!!

Top 5 at position – OT, OG, and C

Hey guys, on this Top 5 I am just going to give you guys names about the guys that are on the offensive line because their stats are usually just blocks on the defensive line. I’ll give you some quick info about each position then we can get right into it.

Offensive Tackles (OT) block speed rushers from getting the Quarterback’s blind side. They are usually quick on their feet because they have to shuffle to avoid having the QB sacked.

Here are the Top 5 Offensive Tackles…

1. Cam Robinson 6’6, 330 lbs University of Alabama
2. Ryan Ramczyk 6’6 315 lbs University of Wisconsin
3. Taylor Moton 6’5 330 lbs University of Western Michigan
4. Garrett Bolles 6’5 300 lbs University of Utah
5. Roderick Johnson 6’7 310 lbs Florida State University

Offensive Guards (OG) block usually the interior defenders, like the Defensive Tackles or the real big power guys. That is why they are usually the stronger ones of the line because they help the Center from having the interior defenders get to the QB quick.

Here are the Top 5 Offensive Guards…

1. Forrest Lamp 6’4 305 lbs University of Western Kentucky
2. Dorian Johnson 6’5 315 lbs Pittsburgh University
3. Nico Siragusa 6’5 330 lbs San Diego State University
4. Dion Dawkins 6’3 320 lbs Temple University
5. Isaac Asiata 6’3 325 lbs University of Utah

Centers (C) like Offensive Guards, block heavy interior defenders so they won’t get to the QB. They also hike the ball to the QB for him to throw.

Here are the Top 5 Centers…

1. Pat Elfein 6’3 300 lbs Ohio State University
2. Ethan Pocic 6’7 305 lbs Lousiana State University
3. Tyler Orlosky 6’4 300 lbs University of West Virgina
4. Jon Toth 6’5 310 lbs University of Kentucky
5. Kyle Fuller 6’5 315 lbs Baylor University

I give all credit for the stats to SportsIllustrated.com and CBS Sports.com

Top 5 at position – Tight Ends

Hey, guys, I’m back again with another prediction for you guys. For the new people seeing this, this is the best NFL Draft position prediction out there!!! This one might get some people mad but that is just fine. I appreciate all feedback from my viewers.

Now here is the magic…

These players are, in my opinion, the top 5 at their position. They have displayed great attributes of moving on to the next level of becoming an NFL athlete. I have ranked them based off their stats, their impact on the field to win, their NFL readiness/body stature, the conference they play in, and how much of a threat they could be. I also threw in there an honorable mention.

Honorable Mention: Jake Butt

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Jake Butt has played for the University of Michigan for his whole collegiate career and since Jim Harbaugh, the head coach, came back to the University of Michigan, Butt’s stats have been great. Butt has been iffy for me to chose because of the lack of yards and athleticism but his size is what keep him in my mind. He is a big guy standing at 6 foot 6 weighing at 260 pounds but he is really the size of a pro football player which is great, saying he is pro ready. But is he? I mean he caught 546 yards from 46 receptions with just 4TDs but he does not stand out to me. Butt just lacks the speed and the athleticism to do any damage as a TE. But he is as big as Gronk and we know the damage Gronk does to defenses. So he is a toss-up to me. He reminds me of an underdeveloped Gronk and if he can find the right TE coach I think he can soon be like Gronk.

#5: Gerald Everett

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Everett has played for the South Alabama Jaguars for the past 2 seasons. He is a versatile Tight End because he does not have the typical stature of a Tight End. He stands at 6 foot 3 inches and weighing at 230 pounds which are usually Pro Wide Receivers. So he can be used on the line or just a few feet off of it to do a small curl route. This season he has caught 717 yards off of 49 receptions for 4 TDs which is good stats other than the TDs. But as we know Tight Ends are usually not the main target for a TD. Personally, I would not sleep on Everett because in this day and age athleticism is crucial in the NFL (Gerald Everett use to play basketball). With that, he is quick and has a great first step getting off the line fast enough to accelerate past linebackers for a deep pass down field. He reminds me of Kellen Winslow Jr., fast and quick to shake defenders with good route running to contribute to a great Tight End. Everett would probably fit in a spread offense with a decent amount of play action plays. The question is who will take a chance on Gerald Everett with him being undersized?

#4: Jordan Leggett

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Jordan Leggett has played his whole collegiate career at Clemson University. His skills have progressed as time has passed. Jordan Leggett is a very big dude and you might remember him from the College Football National Championship against Alabama. He stands at 6 foot 6 and weighing at 260 but he does not look fat, it fits his body. With that, he lacks athletism and does have a high vertical but he sure can catch the ball. Leggett has been a part of a high-powered offense for the past 2 seasons with Deshaun Watson leading the way. This season he has caught 736 yards on 46 receptions for 7 TDs which is great from a Tight End. Leggett, I think, If he can develop speed, will be a Martellus Bennet but faster. If he can stay motivated in everything he does and does not lack in any aspect of his game, I can see him being a pro bowler soon. But the question is, is he fast enough and has good route skills to fake out a decent Pro Linebacker to get a decent gain?

#3: O.J Howard

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Howard has played for the University of Alabama for all of his collegiate career. Being in a great offense program gets you ready for the NFL. Howard is versatile and very athletic as a Tight End to make an impact his first year in the NFL. He stands at 6 foot 6 and weighing at 250 which does not look bad on him. He has greats has to catch the ball and is more of a wide receiver in a TE body. On 45 receptions, Howard caught for 595 yards for 3 TDs which is decent but I feel he has more in him. I think if an NFL team can use him right, he can easily be another Greg Olsen, in my opinion. He can go over the middle and play on the outsides to be a more effective TE for the offense. Howard I think will have a long career in the NFL, getting 1,000 yards easily and out running Linebackers that are not great at coverage.

#2: Bucky Hodges

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Bucky Hodges has played for the Virgina Tech Hokies for the past 3 seasons. He is long and quick which is not usual from a 6 foot 7, 245-pound guy. With his long strides, he can outrun speedy linebackers or assist the QB for a quick out when a blitz comes. He still has ways to go but can be a great fit in a fast paste offense. He caught 691 yards on 48 receptions for 7 TDs which is good I think but he should have been used more because of his height. He reminds me of either Jared Cook and/or Julius Thomas because of their height, speed, and ability to get the ball. Bucky needs to gain more weight, in muscle, of course, to be a more powerful TE. He has shown that he can do good things, just will it translate to the NFL?

#1 Evan Engram

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Evan Engram has played for Ole Miss all 4 years of his collegiate career. He has shown up and has shown out. Even with the lack of size he has against Linebackers, he still makes up for it in speed and athleticism. Engram stands at 6 foot 3 and weighing at 240 pounds which is a little undersize. His versatility is great because he is too fast for linebackers and too big for Cornerbacks. He is pretty much unguardable in my opinion. He reminds me of Jordan Reed, a TE that can break away easily and be open for an easy pass. On 65 receptions he caught 926 yards for 8 TDs which is unbelievable as a TE because a TE is usually not the prime target. If a team picks him up they are definitely getting a gem to have more weapons on their offense.

The pictures I give credit to Google and the stats I give credit to ESPN.

Remember Feb 28 –  March  6 is the NFL Combine so watch out for this TEs.

Have a Great Day, see you soon!!!

Sorry Guys!!!

Hey, guys, it is my bad for not posting the last two weeks. Tonight, look for a post about the TOP 5 Tight Ends in my opinion. Thank you for sticking with me and Feb 28 – March 2 is the NFL Combine so be on the lookout for your favorite players. Also look for the unknown players I mentioned too. See you guys later!!!

Top 5 at position – Wide Receivers

Hey, guys, I’m back again with another prediction for you guys. For the new people seeing this, this is the best NFL Draft position prediction out there!!! This one might get some people mad but that is just fine. I appreciate all feedback from my viewers.

Now here is the magic…

These players are, in my opinion, the top 5 at their position. They have displayed great attributes of moving on to the next level of becoming an NFL athlete. I have ranked them based off their stats, their impact on the field to win,  their NFL readiness/body stature, the conference they play in, and how much of a threat they could be. I also threw in there an honorable mention.

Honorable Mention: KD Cannon

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KD Cannon has played for the Baylor Bears for the past 3 seasons. He has been a very good WR for the Bears and has been a lethal weapon averaging a little over 1,000 receiving yards throughout his 3 years at Baylor. This season, on 87 receptions, he gained 1,215 yards for 13 TDs which is good but, nowadays it seems that in college football it is easy to gain 1,000, especially if they are the primary receiver. I am not doubting his ability to be great because he has proven to be a threat, I just don’t see him as a high pick in the draft. KD Cannon reminds me of a faster Randall Cobb and could be a great Slot Reciever for his speed.

#5: Dede Westbrook

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Dede Westbrook has played his last 2 seasons with the University of Oklahoma. He spent his first 2 years of college at a Junior College. Dede was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy with his QB Baker Mayfield but as we know they both lost to Lamar Jackson from the University of Louisville. Dede is thin but very fast but I think will start as a WR #2 in his first year in the NFL, depending on where he goes, of course. On 80 receptions, he gained 1,524 yards for 17 TDs which is insane. Also, Dede was all Baker Mayfield had as a receiver, the next receiver was a backup RB. Dede had 1,000 more yards and 40 more receptions than the RB, so in all honesty, if the defense stopped Dede then Oklahoma would lose. That is exactly what happened when Oklahoma lost 2 games in the season. Dede did not produce as he usually did. If Dede can build muscle, I see him becoming a future Dez Bryant, doing a lot of jump ball catches and coming down with the pigskin.

#4: Taywan Taylor

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Tayan Taylor has played for the Hilltoppers, who are the University of Western Kentucky, for his whole collegiate career. He has improved a lot from his freshman year to his senior year. He is explosive, athletic, and super fast. He has had back-to-back years of over 90 receptions, for over 1,500 yards, and for over 15 TDs. If that is not called excellent then I don’t know what is. This season, on 98 receptions he gained 1,730 yards for 17 TDs which is crazy good. He is definitely a sleeper in the draft, but I think if a team gives him a chance he can learn under a great veteran slot receiver to be the next big thing. Taywan reminds me of Steve Smith Sr. with his dynamic speed and toughness to not be beaten.

#3: Zay Jones

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Zay Jones had played for the East Carolina Pirates for all his collegiate career. He has definitely been great over the years. I believe he deserves more respect, especially after this season when he broke some of his conference’s records. On 158 receptions, he gained 1,746 yards for only 8 TDs which is great. Zay is more of a possession receiver which is why he did not get a lot of TDs but he is still a great receiver. Zay Jones, I think, can become a prime receiver in the NFL when he puts on more muscle because he has the skill and talent to be great. He reminds me of a Deandre Hopkins with his width and ability to be a dynamic playmaker.

#2: Mike Williams

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Mike Williams has played for Clemson all of his collegiate career and has had Deshaun Watson as QB for most of it. He is a man among boys because of how big he is, 6’3 225 pounds. That is as big as Mike Evans from the Tampa Bay Bucs. I think he is ready for the NFL with his route running skills and versatility on the field. On 98 receptions, he gained 1,361 yards for 11 TDs which is good for a prime receiver for a strong program. Mike Williams can be a #1 WR in the NFL his first year like Mike Thomas for the Saints or Corey Coleman for the Browns.

#1: Corey Davis

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Corey Davis has played for the Western Michigan Broncos for his whole collegiate career. He is absolutely the #1 prospect receiver in this draft. Throughout his whole career, he has made a statement in every game and if anyone passes on him then they are idiotic. For 3 seasons straight he has had over 80 receptions, for over 1,400 yards, and for over 12 TDs which is not human. He has the skill and talent to literally change a team’s offense in the air. He is big and very powerful. On 97 receptions he gained 1,500 yards for 19 TDs which is crazy and I expect nothing less from him. Corey reminds me of a smaller Calvin Johnson because of his fearing appearance on the field against Cornerbacks.

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