The Daly Dose NFL NFC West Preview 

The NFC West has been one of the toughest divisions over the past few seasons, and this year should be no different.

From the intelligence and toughness of the Seattle Seahawks, to the speed and precision of the Arizona Cardinals, to the physicality of the Rams…this division has it all.

Oh, and the 49ers are in the division too.

NFC West

1. Seattle Seahawks   

Predicted finish: 12-4   

The 2015 Seahawks had a number of tough breaks go against them, but they were still just a seven point loss from going back to the Super Bowl. The defense should be strong again and Russell Wilson continues to improve. So there is reason for the famous Seattle 12th Man to be excited. Or do they need to ask Texas A&M if they can cheer first?

2. Arizona Cardinals   

Predicted finish: 11-5   

The Cardinals are a definite contender for a Super Bowl title. They have a tenacious defense, a solid running game, depth at wide receiver, and a very qualified coaching staff. Of course they do also have QB Carson Palmer. And we all know…you can take the player out of Cincinnati, but you can’t take the Bungle out of him.

3. St Louis Rams   

Predicted finish: 8-8   

You know how every year we watch the HBO series Hard Knocks and we begin to believe that average teams are going to somehow over achieve? Congratulations Rams, you didn’t convince us one bit.

4. San Francisco 49ers   

Predicted finish: 4-12   

After failing miserably in Philadelphia, head coach Chip Kelly goes to a team with less talent and less reason for optimism. But Chip believes that his uptempo offense can give this team more opportunities. That’s right. The genius believes he should give more opportunities to a Blaine Gabbert led offense. You know, the bar for being labeled a “genius” in the NFL might not be all that high.

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2016 way too early NFL Draft grades

So your favorite NFL team has now completed their draft. But how did they really do? Forget the so-called “expert’s” opinion. We can tell you how your team did right here!

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Arizona Cardinals

Notable picks: Robert Nkemdiche, DT, Ole Miss

Outlook: The Cardinals didn’t really have any pressing needs and head coach Bruce Aryans has shown an ability to deal with players that others may shy away from. Still, it is odd that the Cardinals are putting bars on all of their facility windows after drafting Nkemdiche.

Grade: B+

 

Atlanta Falcons

Notable picks: Keanu Neal, S, Florida, Deion Jones, OLB, LSU

Outlook: The Falcons definitely needed defensive help and they went and got some of it. Oh sure, we could make fun of them for taking a safety with the 17th overall pick. And we will because they still haven’t addressed their horrible pass rush.

Grade: B-

 

Baltimore Ravens

Notable picks: Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame

Outlook: The Ravens saw the Laremy Tunsil video, and balked at drafting the talented offensive tackle choosing instead to grab Stanley. For some reason the Ravens are super sensitive about their players being caught on video doing shady things.

Grade: C+

 

Buffalo Bills

Notable picks: Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson, Reggie Ragland, LB, Alabama, Cardale Jones, QB, Ohio State

Outlook: The Bills were hoping to get either Lawson or Ragland in this draft, and they actually managed to get them BOTH! Of course they also took Ohio State QB Cardale Jones, and in the land of Buffalo wings, he could be a three hundred pounder by training camp.

Grade: A

 

Carolina Panthers

Notable picks: Vernon Butler, DT, Louisiana Tech

Outlook: The Panthers really needed to get some help on the offensive line, as we saw in Super Bowl 50. So they went out and instead drafted three cornerbacks to account for the loss of Josh Norman. Looks like Cam Newton could be a leaving a few more press conferences early.

Grade: C-

 

Chicago Bears

Notable picks: Leonard Floyd, LB, Georgia, Cody Whitehair, OG, Kansas State, Jonathan Bullard, DL, Florida

Outlook: The Bears had an impressive haul on draft grabbing another solid linebacker, some offensive line help, and a steal with Bullard in the 3rd round. They are really on the right track to being a playoff contender! Oh that’s right, Jay Cutler is still their quarterback. So nevermind.

Grade: A

 

Cincinnati Bengals

Notable picks: William Jackson III, CB, Houston, Tyler Boyd, WR, Pitt, Andrew Billings, NT, Baylor

Outlook: Cincinnati needed a wide receiver to replace Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu, but Jackson was the best player on the board, and the rival Pittsburgh Steelers desperately wanted him. So that totally makes up for the playoff loss last year. Take that, Steelers!

Grade: B+

 

Cleveland Browns

Notable picks: Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor, Emmanuel Ogbah, DE, Oklahoma State, Cody Kessler, QB, USC

Outlook: The Browns had a whopping 14 picks in this draft, and were looking like geniuses as they opted to go with quantity over quality in a very average draft. But then they took a wide receiver from Baylor with their top pick, and a quarterback from USC. So let’s put away that Mensa application, shall we?

Grade: B-

 

Dallas Cowboys

Notable picks: Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State, Jaylon Smith, LB, Notre Dame, Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State

Outlook: The Cowboys wanted a powerful running back to plug in behind that offensive line and they found one in Elliott. But we all know that head coach Jason Garrett likes to show how smart he is, by throwing on every down, so he won’t give Elliott the ball. And the Dallas defense is atrocious allowing 121 yards on the ground every game, so they drafted Jaylon Smith who probably won’t play a snap in 2016. Jerry Jones strikes again!

Grade: C-

 

Denver Broncos

Notable picks: Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis, Devontae Booker, RB, Utah

Outlook: The Broncos select the 6-5 QB out of Memphis, to try to somehow replace future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning and high priced free agent backup Brock Osweiler. Those two combined for 19 touchdowns and 23 interceptions as the Broncos won the Super Bowl in 2015. But those are Mark Sanchez-type numbers. So the bar isn’t quite as high for Lynch as one might think.

Grade: B

 

Detroit Lions

Notable picks: Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio State, A’Shawn Robinson, DL, Alabama

Outlook: Detroit was able to fill out needs on both the offensive and defensive lines under rookie general manager Bob Quinn, who clearly doesn’t realize that such proficiency and competency will not be stood for in this franchise.

Grade: B+

 

Green Bay Packers

Notable picks: Kenny Clark, DT, UCLA, Jason Spriggs, OT, Indiana

Outlook: Green Bay gets some much needed help on the defensive line with BJ Raji gone. Clark has a wrestling background and has proven to be very good against the run. But can he cover Larry Fitzgerald? Probably not.

Grade: B-

 

Houston Texans

Notable picks: Will Fuller, WR, Notre Dame, Braxton Miller, WR, Ohio State

Outlook: Brock Osweiler needs a few more receivers to go with DeAndre Hopkins, so the Texans grabbed Will Fuller, who has drawn comparisons to Ted Ginn Jr. Meaning, he has everything they want in a wide receiver. Except the catching part.

Grade: C+

 

Indianapolis Colts

Notable picks: Ryan Kelly, C, Alabama, Le’Raven Clark, OT, Texas Tech

Outlook: The Colts are building up their offensive line, because last season they got a look at their franchise without Andrew Luck and it wasn’t good. And Andrew Luck got a look at life without his kidney. Also not good.

Grade: B+

 

Jacksonville Jaguars

Notable picks: Jalen Ramsey, DB, Florida State, Myles Jack, OLB, UCLA

Outlook: Myles Jack is a steal for the Jaguars in the second round. He is an extremely gifted athlete that only fell in the draft because of a significant knee injury. So Jacksonville outsmarts everyone and gets two very talented players. Of course Jack will need micro-fracture surgery eventually so he could be out for the season by the time I finish this sentence.

Grade: A for now

 

Kansas City Chiefs

Notable picks: Chris Jones, DT, Mississippi State, Kevin Hogan, QB, Stanford

Outlook: The Chiefs get some help on the defensive front and they also wanted to find a backup for limited passer Alex Smith. So they picked up another limited passer in Kevin Hogan. Well done, Chiefs.

Grade: B

 

Los Angeles Rams

Notable picks: Jared Goff, QB, Cal, Pharoh Cooper, WR,

Outlook: The Rams wanted to make a splashy move after moving to Los Angeles, so they traded up for Cal quarterback Jared Goff who put up big numbers in college. And he went just 14-23 as a starter, making him a perfect fit for a franchise that rarely finishes above .500.

Grade: C-

 

Miami Dolphins

Notable picks: Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss

Outlook: The Dolphins get a steal in Tunsil when he fell in the draft due to the video that surfaced of him taking a bong hit while wearing a gas mask. And Tunsil gets a steal in South Beach where he can get into even more trouble than he ever did in Oxford, Mississippi.

Grade: C

 

Minnesota Vikings

Notable picks: Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss, Mackensie Alexander, CB, Clemson

Outlook: The Vikings get a pretty talented wide receiver in Treadwell, who has speed and great hands. But they don’t ever throw the ball to their wide receivers so they may as well have just drafted a long-snapper.

Grade: B

 

New England Patriots

Notable picks: Joe Thuney, OG, North Carolina State, Jacoby Brissett, QB, North Carolina State

Outlook: The Patriots didn’t have a first round pick because…well…you know…but they get a solid guard in Thuney and rookie quarterback Jacoby Brissett could conceivably be the starter in Week 1…because well…you know.

Grade: C

 

New Orleans Saints

Notable picks: Sheldon Rankins, DT, Louisville, Vonn Bell, S, Ohio State

Outlook: The Saints had to try to beef up their defense because they were absolutely awful in 2015 allowing 30 points per game. They’re still going to be awful, but now at least they can claim it is because they are young.

Grade: B

 

New York Giants

Notable picks: Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State, Sterling Shepard, WR, Oklahoma, Paul Perkins, RB, UCLA

Outlook: The Giants needed help everywhere and they got a number of players that can step in and help immediately. The fact that they all have 10 fingers is an added bonus.

Grade: B+

 

New York Jets

Notable picks: Darron Lee, LB, Ohio State, Christian Hackenberg, QB, Penn St

Outlook: The Jets desperately needed some help on the offensive line to protect Geno Smith, but the fact is that they don’t really like Geno Smith. So they went with a linebacker, and an inconsistent QB instead. Suck it, Geno!

Grade: D-

 

Oakland Raiders

Notable picks: Karl Joseph, S, West Virginia, Connor Cook, QB, Michigan State

Outlook: The defensive backfield needed to be upgraded, and Joseph should help if he can learn how to actually tackle. But the Raiders needed a middle linebacker and instead chose to draft a backup QB. This could upset all of the fans dressed up in Star Wars costumes. To put it in language they can understand- “I can feel your anger. Let the hate flow through you.”

Grade: C

 

Philadelphia Eagles

Notable picks: Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State

Outlook: The Eagles traded up to get to Wentz believing that he is their quarterback of the future. But the rest of the roster is a bit of a mess, as they need help at wide receiver and a backup running back for the oft-injured Ryan Matthews. Also, Sam Bradford keeps cutting the brake lines on Wentz’s car. So there’s that.

Grade: D+

 

Pittsburgh Steelers

Notable picks: Artie Burns, CB, Miami

Outlook: The Steelers draft a 78-year-old man from a Florida retirement home. But man, can Artie Burns play a mean polka on his accordion!

Grade: D

 

San Diego Chargers

Notable picks: Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State, Hunter Henry, TE, Arkansas

Outlook: The Chargers felt that Bosa was the best player on the board so they took him, despite the fact that he doesn’t fit their defense all that well. But Bosa does have a Jeff Spicoli aspect to him, and that should fit well in San Diego. “Aloha, Mr. Hand!”

Grade: C

 

San Francisco 49ers

Notable picks: DeForest Buckner, DE, Oregon, Joshua Garnett, OG, Stanford

Outlook: The Niners started off the draft strong, taking a safe pick in Buckner, but then they traded three picks to move up nine spots to draft an offensive guard. Then again Chip Kelly is involved here, so we know none of what San Francisco does is going to make any sense.

Grade: D+

 

Seattle Seahawks

Notable picks: Germain Ifedi, OT, Texas A&M, Jarran Reed, DT, Alabama, CJ Prosise, RB, Notre Dame

Outlook: The Seahawks needed help on the OL, and Reed may have been a top 20 talent for their defense. Plus Prosise has a unique skill set and could develop into something special, so the Seahawks had a pretty good haul. Much like he did at USC Pete Carroll is getting some of the best athletes that money can buy.

Grade: A

 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Notable picks: Vernon Hargreaves III, CB, Florida, Noah Spence, DE, Eastern Kentucky, Roberto Aguayo, P, Florida State

Outlook: Tampa got value on their first two picks, trading down to get more picks and still getting Hargreaves. And Spence could have been selected in the first round. But then they traded two picks to move up and take a kicker. I don’t care if Aguayo is Morten Anderson, Adam Vinatieri, and Gus the field goal kicking mule rolled into one. He’s a frigging kicker.

Grade: F-

 

Tennessee Titans

Notable picks: Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State, Kevin Dodd, DE, Clemson, Derrick Henry, RB, Alabama

Outlook: The Titans had 10 picks and got good value on most all of them. Sure, they should have probably gotten a cornerback instead of Henry, when they already have DeMarco Murray. We are so used to this franchise screwing things up that we are going to just let it slide.

Grade: A

 

Washington Redskins

Notable picks: Josh Doctson, WR, TCU, Su’a Cravens, S, USC, Kendall Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech

Outlook: Washington needed some help on the defensive line, but they stuck to their principles and took the best player on the board in Doctson, who might have been the best WR in the draft. It is impressive to see anyone in the DC area even have principles let alone live by them. Of course, unless Doctson can improve a defensive line that allowed 381 yards per game, then your self-righteous principles don’t mean jack, do they?

Grade: C+

The Daly Dose Sports Podcast Episode 43!

On Episode 43 of the Daly Dose Sports Podcast Clint breaks down the NFL Week 2. Who are the teams that crashed back to earth? Who is better than we thought? A look at the MLB Wild Card game and why it needs to be left alone. Who are the winners and losers from Week 3 in college football? And we count down the Top 5 impactful quarterback injuries in NFL history. Don’t miss Episode 43!

Episode 43

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The Daly Dose Sports Podcast Episode 42!

This week Clint takes a look at Week 1 of the NFL and looks forward to Week 2’s better matchups. Breaking down he winners and losers in College Football and some games to watch on Saturday. Plus the Top 5 times we have overreacted to NFL Week 1. Don’t miss Episode 42!

Episode 42

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Daly Doses: Thoughts, reflections, and derision from the Mile High City!

Doses

  • The NFL season is now underway and I think I have the league all figured out.
  • The Buffalo Bills and the St Louis Rams are headed to Super Bowl 50.
  • Peyton Manning can no longer play and should have retired 10 years ago.
  • Tennessee Titans rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota has the release of Marino, the poise of Montana, and the face of an angel.
  • The Seattle Seahawks are finished and will never be heard from again.
  • And the Oakland Raiders are still bad.
  • Of course Peyton Manning did face one of the top defenses from a year ago in a new offensive system and a rebuilt offensive line.
  • And Mariota will be the second coming of Joe Montana provided he can face the Buccaneers every single week.
  • And the Seahawks will probably get Kam Chancellor back, figure out their offensive line situation, and they will be right back in the playoffs.
  • And the Raiders are still bad.
  • By the way, the reason that Dolphins defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh and Bengals defensive back Adam “Pac Man” Jones weren’t disciplined after their plays on Sunday is because the league is afraid that their rulings would be overturned anyways.
  • And also because Suh is going to face Tom Brady twice this season.
  • And they are looking at two birds with one stone, if you know what I mean.
  • Big college football game here in Denver on Saturday as the University of Colorado faces off against their rival Colorado State.
  • And when I say “big” I mean big to the students and alumni of both schools and literally to no one else on the planet.
  • Both football programs are mediocre and have been for some time now.
  • Welterweight champion boxer Floyd Mayweather beat Andre Berto on Saturday night and has now retired at 49-0 matching former heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano and he tied Joe Louis with his 26th world title victory.
  • Mayweather says he is content with that record and will never fight again.
  • You believe him, right?
  • By the way, if you paid for that horrible fight against an overmatched Berto, I have some ocean front property in Aurora to sell you.
  • What am I saying? If you actually paid for that fight you can’t read this anyway.

Daly Dose Sports Pro Football NFC West Preview

We now take a look at the NFC West one of the greatest divisions for defense in the NFL. And one that sets offense back 20 years.

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Team Predicted finish Outlook
NFC West

Seattle Seahawks

12-4

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson said recently that Recovery Water, the supposed miracle water he invests in, kept him from getting a concussion last year in the NFC Championship game. Perhaps he should have dunked Pete Carroll’s head in Recovery Water when he sent in that dumb pass play at the two yard line with the game on the line.

Arizona Cardinals

9-7

In July head coach Bruce Arians hired Jen Welter as the first female coach ever in the NFL. Welter played 14 seasons of professional football and has a Master’s in sports psychology. She will work with the Cardinals inside linebackers as a coaching intern. Bringing on a female coach into the NFL coaching fraternity is very progressive. But they also have Carson Palmer as their quarterback, which is kind of regressive.

St Louis Rams

7-9

In three seasons under head coach Jeff Fisher the Rams have gone 6-10, 7-9, and 7-8-1. This season to get over the hump they traded away QB Sam Bradford for QB Nick Foles. Oh well, they will be California’s problem again soon.

San Francisco 49ers

4-12

The 49ers had the worst offseason in 49ers history. They lost their head coach Jim Harbaugh, OL Anthony Davis, DL Justin Smith, LB Patrick Willis, P Andy Lee, LB Chris Borland, WR Michael Crabtree, G Mike Iupati, CB Chris Culliver, CB Perrish Cox, and RB Frank Gore. Wow, they might have had the worst offseason in NFL history. Okay, maybe the worst offseason in pro sports history.

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The Daly Dose Sports Podcast NFL Preview- Episode 41!

The Daly Dose Sports Podcast brings you an NFL Preview and gives a brief outlook for each team and where they should finish in their division. Clint takes a brief look at winners and losers in the first week of college football and counts down the Top 5 greatest hitters in NFL history. Check out Episode 41!

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Episode 39 of the Daly Dose Sports Podcast!

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Today Clint talks about three under the radar college football teams that might surprise people. A quick look at a few of the college football quarterback controversies that are brewing. Talking NFL and preseason injuries and Clint gives you some very important fantasy football tips. Plus what are the five worst preseason injuries in NFL history? Check out Episode 39.

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NFL Draft grades for every team!

The 2015 NFL Draft has come and gone but how did your favorite team do? Never fear, the Daly Dose has you covered and gives you the real insight on where each team now stands and who did the best.

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Team Notable Picks Outlook and grade
 Arizona Cardinals 1st round- DJ Humphries, OT, Florida

Other notable picks- Markus Golden, DE, Missouri

The Cardinals needed help up front and they got it with Humphries and Golden who both have the potential to be very good. But the Cardinals had better be careful. They are starting to resemble an actual functioning franchise.

Grade: A-

Atlanta Falcons 1st round- Vic Beasley, OLB, Clemson

Other notable picks- Jalen Collins, CB, LSU

The Falcons didn’t take a WR with their first pick so the Cubs will probably win the World Series and the world will also most likely end.

Grade: A-

Baltimore Ravens 1st round- Breshad Perriman, WR, Central Florida

Other notable picks- Maxx Williams, TE, Minnesota

The Ravens needed a WR after losing Torrey Smith and Breshad Perriman has all of the skills. Well…except for the catching.

Grade: B+

Buffalo Bills 1st round- NA- pick was traded last year for WR Sammy Watkins

Other notable picks- Karlos Williams, RB, Florida State

The Bills not picking in Round 1 is probably a good thing. We didn’t have to see them fail once again to pick a decent offensive player or hear Rex Ryan talk.

Grade: B-

Carolina Panthers 1st round- Shaq Thompson, LB, Washington

Other notable picks- Devin Funchess, WR, Michigan

Am I the only one to notice that Washington had all of this first round talent and still lost six games last season? What’s going on, Chris Petersen? Not so tough without your magic blue field, are you?

The Panthers traded up because Devin Funchess can really jump which is good because Cam Newton’s passes will consistently go over his head.

Grade: B+

Chicago Bears 1st round- Kevin White, WR, West Virginia

Other notable picks- Jeremy Langford, RB, Michigan State

Kevin White is really fast. Yet Jay Cutler will still somehow overthrow him.

Jeremy Langford is a versatile back that has no chance of helping the running game because Matt Forte couldn’t overcome Jay Cutler either.

Grade: C+

Cincinnati Bengals 1st round- Cedric Ogbuehi, OT, Texas A&M

Other notable picks- Jake Fisher, OT, Oregon

The Bengals really took some steps toward protecting quarterback Andy Dalton and keeping him on the field. Like that’s a good thing.

Grade: B+

Cleveland Browns 1st round- Danny Shelton, DT, Washington

1st round- Cameron Erving, C, Florida St

Other notable picks- Duke Johnson, RB, Miami

The Browns took two seemingly really good picks in the first round. Yeah, just like last year.

Grade: F

Dallas Cowboys 1st round- Bryon Jones, CB, Connecticut

Other notable picks- Randy Gregory, DE, Nebraska

The Cowboys drafted Morris Claiborne in 2012 to be a top notch physical corner. That hasn’t worked out. But the Cowboys think Byron Jones is going to be a top notch physical corner. Just like Claiborne.

Dallas also took a chance and drafted Randy Gregory despite his off field troubles and Greg Hardy being suspended for 10 games for his off the field mess. Jerry Jones is a slow learner.

Grade: C+

Denver Broncos 1st round- Shane Ray, OLB/DE, Missouri

Other notable picks- Jeff Heuerman, TE, Ohio State

Ray was considered one of the top pass rushers in the draft but a citation for marijuana may have hurt his draft stock. However stock in local Denver marijuana went through the roof when Ray was drafted. So there’s that.

Grade: Stop hassling me with your standardized grades, man.

Detroit Lions 1st round- Laken Tomlinson, OG, Duke

Other notable picks- Ameer Abdullah, RB, Nebraska

The Lions drafted two offensive linemen and a running back because their running game is in shambles. Much like the city they play in.

Grade: C+

Green Bay Packers 1st round- Damarious Randall, FS, Arizona St

Other notable picks- Brett Hundley, QB, UCLA

Randall played free safety in college but will switch to burned cornerback in the NFL.

Many draft pundits thought Hundley might go earlier but the Packers stole him in the 5th round. So that may have been three rounds too early.

Grade: B-

Houston Texans 1st round- Kevin Johnson, CB, Wake Forest

Other notable picks- Jaelen Strong, WR, Arizona State

With no QB the Texans realize that their only hope is that their defense will actually have to give up less than 0 points every game.

Grade: B+

Indianapolis Colts 1st round- Phillip Dorsett, WR, Miami

Other notable picks- Josh Robinson, RB, Mississippi State

The Colts needed to improve their defense here but instead chose to get more weapons for Andrew Luck. Because it’s all about YOU, Andrew!

Grade: C-

Jacksonville Jaguars 1st round- Dante Fowler, OLB, Florida

Other notable picks- TJ Yeldon, RB, Alabama

Fowler might have been the best player in the draft. Of course the Jags just need 14 more players like that and they will be set.

Grade: A

Kansas City Chiefs 1st round- Marcus Peters, CB, Washington

Other notable picks- Chris Conley, WR, Georgia

Peters is very talented. Of course he couldn’t ever stay on the field because of disciplinary problems. But Andy Reid seems to like those types. And pie. Andy Reid also loves pie.

Grade: C-

Miami Dolphins 1st round- DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville

Other notable picks-Jordan Phillips, DT, Oklahoma

I like the selection of Parker because now we can’t say Ryan Tannehill doesn’t have weapons. He now has weapons- the Dolphins are just a cursed franchise.

Grade: C+

Minnesota Vikings 1st round- Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan St

Other notable picks- Eric Kendricks, ILB, UCLA

Waynes and Kendricks may not have been the best players at their positions in the draft. But they can both step in and start on Day 1 for the Vikings. Which says a lot about the state of the Vikings defense when you think about it.

Grade: B+

New England Patriots 1st round- Malcom Brown, DT, Texas

Other notable picks-Geneo Grissom, DE, Oklahoma

Well look who dropped all the way to the last pick of the draft! Malcolm Brown who just might be the best defensive tackle in the draft and exactly the position that the Patriots need. Another wacky coincidence orchestrated by the NFL to appease the angry god Robert Kraft.

Grade: A+++++

New Orleans Saints 1st round- Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford

Other notable picks- Garrett Grayson, QB, Colorado State

Good thing the Saints went with some offense because we all know their defense is set.

Sean Payton didn’t even bother trying to replace Jimmy Graham because how hard is it to get another goalpost dunking chump?

Grade: D

New York Giants 1st round- Ereck Flowers, OT, Miami

Other notable picks- Landon Collins, S, Alabama

Flowers is a perfect pick for the Giants because he is as grumpy as Tom Coughlin but he was hardly the best player on the board. Somewhere Eli Manning is making a pouty face.

Grade: C

New York Jets 1st round- Leonard Williams, DT, USC

Other notable picks-Devin Smith, WR, Ohio State

The Jets have a bit of a log jam at DT with Shelden Richardson and Muhammad Wilkerson but when you face Tom Brady with Geno Smith it really is your only hope.

Grade: B-

Oakland Raiders 1st round- Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama

Other notable picks-Mario Edwards, DT, Florida State

Admit it you thought the Raiders would take a WR in the first round. But we thought it would be Phillip Dorsett- faster but not nearly as good. Maybe the Raiders really are finally turning it around. Yeah right.

Grade: A-

Philadelphia Eagles 1st round- Nelson Agholor, WR, USC

Other notable picks- Eric Rowe, CB, Utah

Agholor has great hands and that is really important considering that he will be catching passes from Mark Sanchez, Sam Bradford, and Tim Tebow.

Grade: C+

Pittsburgh Steelers 1st round- Bud Dupree, OLB/DE, Kentucky

Other notable picks- Sammie Coates, WR, Auburn

I don’t know how the Steelers do it every year but Dupree was a steal this late in the draft. I mean…as long as James Harrison doesn’t beat him up and take his lunch money.

Grade: C+

San Diego Chargers 1st round- Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin

Other notable picks- Denzel Perryman, ILB, Miami

The Chargers were sick of Ryan Mathews always being hurt and fumbling. So they drafted a 200 pound back that had 7 fumbles just last year. Plus, running backs from Wisconsin always work out.  Terrell Fletcher, Ron Dayne, Michael Bennett, Monte Ball…heyyy…wait a second…

Grade: C-

San Francisco 49ers 1st round- Arik Armstead, DE, Oregon

Other notable picks- Mike Davis, RB, South Carolina

Sometimes the draft pundits talk so highly of a player in the combine that we forget how bad he was during the season. Armstead is one of those times. The Niners clearly should have drafted a head coach instead. Or maybe a general manager.

Grade: D

Seattle Seahawks 1st round- NA, pick traded for Jimmy Graham

Other notable picks- Tyler Lockett, WR, Kansas State

Oh that tricky Pete Carroll traded away his draft pick for tight end Jimmy Graham. It was a no-brainer, really. Much like a certain goal line play in a certain Super Bowl not so long ago. Where was the trickery on that, Mr. Genius?

Grade: C+

St Louis Rams 1st round- Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia

Other notable picks- Rob Havenstein, OT Wisconsin

Gurley is one of the best backs to come out in years when he’s healthy. Of course, that’s sort of like saying Geno Smith is one of the best QBs in the league…when he’s good.

Grade: B-

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1st round- Jameis Winston, QB, Florida St

Other notable picks- Donovan Smith, OT, Penn State

Jameis made sure to post a photo of himself eating crab legs on the night he was drafted so he has clearly matured. As long as the Bucs have Clemson and Boston College on the schedule I’m sure Winston will be fine.

Grade: C

Tennessee Titans 1st round- Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon

Other notable picks- Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Oklahoma

With all of the domestic violence going on Roger Goodell murdered Mariota’s name at the podium. Can Mariota play in the NFL? Who cares. You can finally at least name one player on this completely irrelevant roster.

Grade: C+

Washington Redskins 1st round- Brandon Scherff, OT, Iowa

Other notable picks- Preston Smith, OLB, Mississippi State

Scherfff certainly looks the part. But he isn’t as good as he looks. And he will probably step on RG3 and hurt him.

Grade: B

The Daly Dose 2015 NFL Mockery Draft is here!

Forget all of the other Mock Drafts that are out there! The Daly Dose Mockery Draft is the only one you need!

Team Outlook Pick
1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers The best thing right now for Jameis Winston would be to get drafted by a top notch team and get him far away from some of his past adversities in the state of Florida. That isn’t going to happen. Good luck, Tampa. Better start looking for a team of lawyers right now. Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State
2. Tennessee Titans The Titans are currently the most boring team in the NFL. They don’t have a single player that elicits any sort of reaction whatsoever. Marcus Mariota would really inject some excitement. Brandon Scherff, OG, Iowa
3. Jacksonville Jaguars The Jaguars need offensive line help. They also need defensive line help. And running backs. A wide receiver would be nice. Maybe a cornerback. And a safety. Or a tight end. Vic Beasley, OLB, Clemson
4. Oakland Raiders We all know about the Raiders penchant for drafting under-talented wide receivers that have blazing speed. UAB wide receiver JJ Nelson posted the fastest 40 time in the NFL Combine (4.28)…but he isn’t even supposed to be drafted…let alone in the first round. JJ Nelson, WR, UAB
5.Washington Redskins The Robert Griffin era has been nothing short of a disaster. When will teams learn that undersized running quarterbacks that haven’t had to make a read at the line of scrimmage do NOT work? Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
6. New York Jets I think we all remember the blunder that the Jets made in 1995 taking tight end Kyle Brady instead of future Hall-of-Famer Warren Sapp. With USC DE Leonard Williams still on the board, they won’t make that mistake again. Maxx Williams, TE, Minnesota
7. Chicago Bears Yes, the Bears desperately need a quarterback. As if it isn’t bad enough that Jay Cutler has been so horribly bad…the Bears also made him the highest paid player in the league. But the important thing is that they don’t panic and reach for a quarterback too early here. Brett Hundley, QB, UCLA
8. Atlanta Falcons The Falcons have a recent history of drafting wide receivers. But they don’t need that now. The Atlanta defense ranked dead last in total yards allowed. So this pick has to be defense, defense, defense! Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama
9.New York Giants The Giants took a big step backward on defense last season allowing 376 yards per game in 2014. Tom Coughlin is a crotchety old man that desperately wants a defensive player that is just as grumpy as he is. Clint Eastwood, FS, Los Angeles City College
10. St Louis Rams The Rams have struggled to find much support in St Louis. With Carson, California unanimously approving a new stadium site it would seem that the Rams days in St Louis could be numbered. But who knows if they are even interested moving out west? Jim Dear, Mayor, Carson, CA
11. Minnesota Vikings Remember in 2003 when the Vikings failed to turn in their draft pick? It’s good to know that the current day Vikings have put that kind of unprofessionalism behind them. The Vikings have failed to turn in their draft card in the allotted time. The Cleveland Browns are now on the clock.
12. Cleveland Browns The Browns are laboring to find their quarterback. 2014 was a struggle with the inconsistency of Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel. Plus there was that penalty and fine for their general manager texting the sideline during games. The Browns can’t afford to have mistakes like that in 2015 either on the field or on their cell phones. Brett Favre, QB, Southern Mississippi
13.New Orleans Saints There is a fire sale going on in New Orleans. The Saints have lost Patrick Robinson, Kenny Stills, Ben Grubbs, Curtis Lofton, Pierre Thomas, and of course Jimmy Graham in an effort to get under the salary cap. They have even talked about trading away franchise QB Drew Brees. This team has holes to fill and they still don’t have any money. The Saints have elected to pass on their pick. The Miami Dolphins are now on the clock.
14. Miami Dolphins After struggling in his first season at 7-9 Joe Philbin has proved all of the critics wrong by taking the Dolphins where no one thought they could go. The Dolphins have now gone 8-8 over the past two seasons. So long, mediocrity! La’el Collins, OT, LSU
15. San Francisco 49ers After three straight seasons of going to the conference championship the 49ers bottomed out last season. Now the Niners franchise feels like rats fleeing a sinking ship. It just seems like no one wants to be in San Francisco these days. Arik Armstead, DT, OregonArmstead has now announced that he will return to Oregon for his senior season.
16. Houston Texans If the Texans had even a marginal quarterback last season they would have made the playoffs. But hey, they went and signed Brian Hoyer and re-signed Ryan Mallett. Maybe they should just play JJ Watt under center. Kevin White, WR, West Virginia
17. San Diego Chargers Things are not all that sunny in San Diego. The Chargers could move. Philip Rivers may want out. This team is an ordinary 42-38 over their past five seasons and RB Ryan Mathews is now an Eagle. Oh well, Mathews was always hurt anyways. They need a running back that is more durable. Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia
18. Kansas City Chiefs Alex Smith was sacked 45 times last season and head coach Andy Reid loves drafting offensive linemen. You know what else Andy Reid loves? Fried chicken. And pizza. Also ice cream. And maybe some sweet potato pie. All pies, really. The Chiefs might draft a Hostess truck driver when you think about it. Ereck Flowers, OT, Miami
19. Cleveland Browns After shoring up their QB problems with the #12 pick the Browns can now focus on finding a replacement for Josh Gordon whose off field issues have kept him from reaching his potential. But whatever they do the Browns can’t take a chance on a WR with more character issues. Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Oklahoma
20. Philadelphia Eagles Chip Kelly sure has an affinity for former big name college QBs even if they have struggled in the NFL. The Eagles currently have Mark Sanchez, Matt Barkley, Sam Bradford, and Tim Tebow on their roster. Now Kelly will have to turn his attention to the offensive line or maybe a safety. Vince Young, QB, Texas
21. Cincinnati Bengals The Bengals just can’t seem to get over the hump and win a playoff game. Andy Dalton seems to save his worst performances for the playoffs and just crushes the hometown fans. It’s like he doesn’t have a soul or something.  Safety Landon Collins makes sense here. And he doesn’t have red hair. Landon Collins, SS, Alabama
22. Pittsburgh Steelers The Steelers always seem to get a steal every single draft. I don’t know how they do it…but it seems like every year a player will fall to Pittsburgh, and become a Pro Bowler. Then they will leave Pittsburgh eventually to actually get paid. Leonard Williams, DT, USC
23. Detroit Lions The Detroit Lions were undoubtedly disappointed when they lost defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh but what they really need is to rebuild an offensive line that allowed 45 sacks last season.  Or they could choose to ignore the offensive line, draft a DT to appease their fans, and see if Matt Stafford actually gets killed this year. Malcom Brown, DT, Texas
24. Arizona Cardinals The Arizona Cardinals started last season 9-1 but injuries to quarterback Carson Palmer and running back Andre Ellington killed them down the stretch. Head coach Bruce Arians is an offensive genius but the Cardinals offense was woeful without Palmer and the defense eventually wore down. The Cardinals should use this pick on a defensive back because even though they will get Carson Palmer back this season…I mean…he is still Carson Palmer. Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
25. Carolina Panthers The Panthers have lost defensive end Greg Hardy, and they have a few holes on the offensive line that need to be addressed as well. But I see the Panthers taking a wide receiver here. A tall wide receiver. Someone with a big wing span that can really jump high. Because you know…that’s where most of Cam Newton’s passes go anyways. DaVante Parker, WR, Louisville
26. Baltimore Ravens The Ravens would really like to pick up a running back here. Justin Forsett was a stop gap last season but they would like to improve the position. I swear Baltimore used to have another running back two years ago that was pretty good. Not sure what happened to him. Maybe you heard something about it on the news? Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin
27. Dallas Cowboys Last year Jerry Jones really wanted to draft Johnny Manziel. Cowboys’ management talked him out of it and the Cowboys had their best season since 2007. You just know Jones is feeling cocky after such a great year. Jerry Jones, QB, Arkansas
28. Denver Broncos Peyton Manning will want a new weapon to throw to but the Broncos have other holes to fill. They need offensive line help but you know Manning figures he can just get rid of the ball faster. They need some defense but you know Peyton just assumes he can outscore the other team. But Peyton Manning isn’t the boss. He will just have to wait and take what he gets. Breshad Perriman, WR, Central Florida
29. Indianapolis Colts The Colts look like the team that has really improved the most in the offseason. They signed running back Frank Gore, linebacker Trent Cole, and wide receiver Andre Johnson. Wait…those guys are all over 30 and have a history of injury problems. Maybe this offseason wasn’t as great as we think. DJ Humphries, OT, Florida
30. Green Bay Packers The Packers should have been playing in the Super Bowl. All they had to do was recover an onside kick and they would have been facing the Patriots in Arizona. They don’t really need any offense and would be well advised to use this pick on a linebacker or cornerback. Unless they are just still wildly distressed over that onside kick. Nick O’Leary, TE, Florida St
31. New Orleans Saints Still no money. Still no players. Still no hope. A late first round WR won’t be too expensive, right? Phillip Dorsett, WR, Miami
32. New England Patriots So there you have it. The Patriots will get the worst player in the first round because they were the best team last year. And that is how all of this works. This system is foolproof! Dante Fowler Jr, OLB, Florida