CPGM Front Office

Yes! No….Round 5 – 2015 NFL Draft

Rashad Greene - Ronald Martinez/Getty Images
Yes! No….Round 5 – 2015 NFL Draft
CPGM Juice

My take on several draft that were particularly astute as well as those that were head scratchers.

YES!

Grady Jarrett Clemson – DL – Selected 137th overall by the Atlanta Falcons Jarrett is the third draftee to land in the “YES” column of this series. My only guess as to why Jarrett fell to the 5th round is due to the fact that he is a limited scheme fit. In other words, Jarrett is best utilized in a one-gap attacking system. It just so happens that the Falcons are switching to a defensive scheme that will allow Jarrett to one-gap and get up field. Though a bit undersized Jarrett has impressive pass rushing ability from the inside something the Falcons desperately need. With Jarrett and 1st round pick Vic Beasley now in the fold along with a host of free agent acquisitions the Falcons have made every effort to improve a listless pass rush.

Rashad Greene Florida St. – WR – Selected 139th overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars. The fact that Rashad Green lasted until Round 5 is utterly ridiculous. The most decorated receiver in FSU’s history, Greene lacks elite size or speed but he is a refined route runner who plays much faster than his 4.53 40 yard dash might suggest. He understands how to take advantage of the soft spots in zone coverage and his effortless breaks in-and-out cuts create consistent separation against man coverage. Greene has soft, reliable hands and the ability to help out in the return game. The Jaguars get an absolute steal with Greene in the 5th round. There is a laundry list of receivers that were selected prior to Greene that had no business going before him. Round 2 talent in Round 5. YES!

MyCole Pruitt Southern Illinois – TE – Selected 143rd overall by the Minnesota Vikings Pruitt was my 3rd rated tight end entering the draft. At 6’2 252 Pruitt can absolutely fly. He isn’t an in-line tight end and will have to work on his blocking but he is the best move tight end in the 2015 class. In a league of matchups Pruitt will create havoc against linebackers and safeties. The Vikings may have selected Teddy Bridgewater’s next go-to target, Pruitt is that talented of a receiver.

Jay Ajayi Boise St. – RB – Selected 149th overall by the Miami Dolphins Ajayi tumbled in the draft due to medical concerns. I’m not as big a fan as most but the production is undeniable albeit against underwhelming competition. However, Ajayi’s skills translate to the league. Ajayi has the makings of a three-down workhorse with natural instincts as a ball-carrier and excellent hands out of the backfield. Pairing Ajayi with Lamar Miller potentially gives the Dolphins a thunder and lightning combination in the backfield that could really make some noise. Ajayi would have been a 2nd round pick if it weren’t for long term durability concerns. The value and risk are well worth the gamble in Round 5.

NO…

Michael Burton Rutgers – FB – Selected 168th overall by the Detroit Lions. I’m not beating up the position. I have a ton of respect for the likes of Lorenzo Neal, Daryl Johnston and Larry Centers but again I question the team/scheme fit. Burton’s strength is his receiving ability not lead-blocking. And with Brandon Pettigrew, Eric Ebron and Joseph Fauria all in the tight end/H-Back conversation I think this selection was ill-advised. Unless the Lions have given up on Ebron blocking and they plan to run more two-back formations the Lions could have made better use of this pick.

David Mayo Texas St. – LB – Selected 169th overall by the Carolina Panthers. This pick would have made more sense if the Panthers didn’t select Shaq Thompson in Round 1. Considering that the Thompson selection made the “NO!” category this one does as well. The Panthers had five draft picks and spent 40% of those picks on a position of strength. Good luck on keeping Cam Newton upright. The Panthers’ 4th round selection, Daryl Williams, might be the team’s best offensive tackle. No bueno.

Comments

comments

More in CPGM Front Office

Interactive Mock Draft

2018 CPGM Interactive Mock Draft Grades – AFC North

CPGM JuiceApril 16, 2018
Interactive Mock Draft

2018 CPGM Interactive Mock Draft Grades – NFC North

CPGM JuiceApril 16, 2018
Mock Draft

CPGM Headley’s Mock Draft 2.0 – 2018

CPGM HeadleyApril 15, 2018
Vote

2018 CPGM Interactive (3 Round) Mock Draft – Fan Vote

CPGM HeadleyApril 14, 2018
Top 5 Draft Prospects

Top 5 Draft Prospects by Position 2.0 – 2018

CPGM Front OfficeApril 14, 2018
Draft

2018 CPGM Interactive Mock Draft Grades – AFC West

CPGM JuiceApril 14, 2018
Draft

2018 CPGM Interactive Mock Draft Grades – NFC West

CPGM JuiceApril 12, 2018
Draft

2018 CPGM Interactive Mock Draft Grades – AFC East

CPGM JuiceApril 11, 2018
Draft

2018 CPGM Interactive Mock Draft Grades – NFC South

CPGM JuiceApril 11, 2018

Couch Potato GM (General Manager) is a grassroots movement enacted by several avid football fans to create an uncompromised, informative and entertaining hub of football discussion.

Front Office is comprised of CPGM Juice, CPGM Headley, and CPGM Drew.

We are here for your authentic sports news.




Copyright © 2017 Couch Potato GM. Developed by DesignStampede

LIVE NOW! CLICK TO VIEW.
CURRENTLY OFFLINE