NFL Draft Recap–Values and Reaches

I already live blogged round one Thursday night here, but wanted to circle back around and give some quick thoughts on values and reaches in each round. These are not really about finding perfect fits for needs or drafting someone without a need, but more about overall consensus needs. Round 1 Best Values 17. CeeDee Lamb, WR, Dallas Cowboys. The Oklahoma wideout was the #2 wide receiver on the consensus big board, number 9 overall, my personal #1 receiver and Footbball Outsider’s Playmaker champion this year. He was the third WR off the board at pick 17 to a team … Continue reading NFL Draft Recap–Values and Reaches

NFL Draft Live Blog

Video feed crashed, so I’m live blogging it. We’ll Do It Live! Bengals–Joe Burrow, QB. Bengals had to do this one or the fans may have rioted. I personally would have gone Chase Young, but I get it. Highest graded PFF QB season since they started grading (2014). #1 QB in Footballoutsider’s QBase as well. Bengals just have to hope the improvement was not because of Joe Brady, two first-round receivers and being a year or two older than most QB prospects. 2. Redskins–Chase Young, DE. It’s probably a good thing they are not in Vegas for this. If I … Continue reading NFL Draft Live Blog

NFL Player Profiles

1. Chase Young, Edge, Ohio St. 6047, 264, Jr Age: 21.03 PFF: 96.5 SackSEER: 30.7 #1 Sparq: N/A Background: HS transfer to powerhouse DeMatha Catholic in Md.. 2016 state champs, 118 tackles, 37 TFL, 19 sacks. Post Defensive player of the year. No. 7 ranked player in class. On same basketball team as Markelle Fultz. College stats: Fr. 3.5 sacks, so. 10.5, second-team Big 10, led team in sacks; Jr. 16.5 sacks led nation, unanimous all-american, Bednarik and Nagurski awards, Big Ten POY. Two-year starter. Combine: Did not work out by choice. According to Footballoutsider’s SackSeer stats, Chase Young is … Continue reading NFL Player Profiles

NFL Christmas: I Am Weez Mock Draft

The NFL draft always feels special, even for those Raiders fans who suffered through the late Al Davis’ late years. With no sports for a month, and some (me) relegated to betting on home dart tournaments (don’t ask how that went), the draft feels needed this year. Back when I was in more dynasty leagues, I did more draft research than I have the last couple of years. That is not going to stop me from trying to sound smarter than I am with a mock draft, however. So, here goes… Cincinnati Bengals–Joe Burrow, QB, LSU. (2) Washington Redskins–Chase Young, … Continue reading NFL Christmas: I Am Weez Mock Draft

Mock Draft Season

WIth the NFL draft less than a week away, the mock drafts are flying. It is never a bad idea to look at a few, for a general sense of what is expected to happen. It doesn’t even take long to throw them in a spreadsheet. So, here is a spreadsheet: The mocks included are Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks with NFL.com, Mel Kiper and Todd McShay with ESPN, Kevin Hanson with Sports Illustrated, The Huddle Report’s Forrest Long, and DraftAce’s Ryan McCrystal. This will probably get updated Thursday, the day of the draft. It may even include the Weez … Continue reading Mock Draft Season

NFL Draft 2020 Composite Rankings

The NFL Draft is set to kick off on April 23. As one of the few things that well feel normal in the sports world right now, even if it is held under a completely revised format, there should be plenty of eyeballs on this year’s selection process. There are multiple people who look at prospects, either professional or as an extensive hobby. But instead of just using one person’s ratings, composite rankings smooth out the outlier opinions a bit. The below rankings are an average ranking of 13 different source rankings. Included this year are Daniel Jeremiah, Charlie Campbell, … Continue reading NFL Draft 2020 Composite Rankings

Louisiana Derby Bets

With the sports world coming to a halt last week, so did my sports gambling, obviously. I have yet to dive into Russian basketball, but the withdrawals may be kicking in soon. Luckily, there is some horse racing to tide me over. The Louisiana Derby is in a few hours, running at Fair Grounds. The race has a new distance this year, moving to 1 3/16 miles, matching the Preakness distance. Of the 14 horses, eight are locals, as well as a son of American Pharoah. The Odds Favorite Of the 14, Enforceable enters as the favorite in the morning … Continue reading Louisiana Derby Bets

College Basketball Power Rankings

It’s college basketball tournament time, with the conference tournaments underway, and March Madness right around the corner. I will not be making my annual trek to Vegas this year, as I have a Boston work trip next week. And Illinois did not get anyone with mobile betting up just yet, which means if I want to make any legal wagers, I’m driving to Indiana again. Still, I finally got a chance to sit down and work on some power rankings. I have a top 64 for now. I will sit down next weekend and power rate each NCAA Tournament team, … Continue reading College Basketball Power Rankings

Football Season Is Over, Long Live Football Season (An XFL Primer)

The NFL season ended Sunday with the Chiefs win over San Francisco, but thanks to the stubbornness of Vince McMahon, football season is nigh. Nigh, I say, as the XFL reboot is set to begin this weekend. There are just enough known names from my dynasty football consumption and just enough rules differences, most of which are a step in the direction I would like to take football, to make the league interesting. Plus, you know, the whole St. Louis Battlehawks thing. Yay Local Team! Eight Teams The XFL will feature eight teams in two divisions. The East: St. Louis … Continue reading Football Season Is Over, Long Live Football Season (An XFL Primer)

Super Bowl Day

The Super Bowl is an unofficial holiday in the Weez household. Food, drink, friends. I still think the day after the Super Bowl should be a federal holiday. As should Election Day, but that is a whole other topic of discussion. My Super Bowl day started at 3:45 a.m., firing up the smoker for 16 pounds of pulled pork. We have a KC sweet and smokey sauce to add if the guest would lime. Take note: pulled pork is a meat, not a soup. Add the sauce after. There will also be SF sourdough grilled cheeses, completing the balance. I … Continue reading Super Bowl Day