Because cracking the top 16 is a great accomplishment? August 23, 2018 at 11:33 am. Adding him to one of the top offensive lines and best offenses in the league will make things very difficult on opposing defenses. 5quarterbackbehind Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Josh Allen and Baker Mayfield. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Wilson ahead of Brady and Ben? He can be a Pro Bowl free safety as a rookie, but he also has the versatility to play cornerback or nickelback if Tampa Bay needs him to. Now that the Bills have addressed the quarterback position, they need to strengthen the offensive line in front of him. ___________. Dude was a bust QB in the league and a bust analyst. Chubb actually reminds me of Giants edge-rusher Olivier Vernon. If you base it solely on last year it wouldnt be right, but it does make sense. On Monday, March 29, Chris Simms sat down with Paul Burmeister to discuss his top cornerbacks and safeties ahead of the 2021 NFL Draft, scheduled to take place on April 29-May 1, 2021, in . 16. 27, and there isn't an edge-rusher worthy of this pick. Jun 22, 2020. I wish he wasn't so robotic, his improvisation does not match his athleticism. But he still has a question mark in the pocket #SimmsTop40. It wouldn't hurt to have another downfield playmaker, but that doesn't fit Blake Bortles' strengths. Even in high school he was tabbed as a future No. Cleveland gets its quarterback and the Titans get extra draft capitalit's a win-win. He'll fit right in replacing Colvin, and with a little seasoning may be able to move to the outside if Jacksonville decides it can't afford Jalen Ramsey or A.J. I think he'll be a decent starter for some time in the NFL. This is why Smith can have an immediate impact. violating league policies pertaining to integrity of the game. [I've] seen him be durable. In a draft where Baker Mayfield and Sam Darnold were touted as the best prospects available, and were the first two quarterbacks picked, Simms had. How is Ben ranked 6th here and Brees is ranked 10. He was also a pro quarterback, so there's that too. "I have the least questions about Lamar Jackson,"hesaid. 3 overall, everyone knew it was to get a quarterback. Vea's results speak for themselves, and he made for one of the most fun watches in my predraft process. ), The list of those who did appears in the video attached to this post. If I'm Green Bay, though, I'm looking for a shutdown corner. The one thing the Bears are missing is a big-time middle linebacker. I cannot say definitively that Simms is wrong to think this because he, as an analyst for NBC, has spent far more of his time breaking down prospects than I probably ever will. 1 draft pick, Chris Simms shakes up his quarterback rankings, Report: Derek Carr wants $35 million per year, Mike McCarthy: Kellen Moore wants to light the scoreboard up, I want to run the damn ball, The Raiders are the betting favorites to land Aaron Rodgers, ESPN reiterates report that Lamar Jackson wants a fully-guaranteed deal, Arrest warrant issued for Jalen Carter for reckless driving, racing, Aaron Rodgers says hell make a decision soon enough, Competition Committee begins to explore the quarterback push play, Players say Chiefs discourage them from reporting injuries, have NFLs worst training staff, Report: Jalen Carter was present at teammates fatal crash, misled police about it. The returns are still early, but both of those guys look better than Dwayne Haskins or Ryan Finley, while the jury is still out on Daniel Jones. Luck There's also the matter of Jackson's dynamic rushing capabilities, which allowed him to pile up 4,132 yards and 50 scores on the ground over three seasons with the Cardinals. It's drafts like these when I'm so glad I'm not our GM, Kevin Colbert. Eagles. The 2023 NFL Draft will take place in Kansas City, Missouri. Football season may have come to an end but the NFL action for next season is just beginning! Barkley is going to be even better with the Giants than he was in college. Maybe we should let him play a full season before anointing him a top 10 quarterback. Rodgers hasnt had enough good performance on the road or coming from behind to put him ahead of at least 5 or 6 QBs on the all time list despite his unbelieve throwing ability. Anyone who claims Brady isnt the GOAT isnt being objective. The first round will take place on Thursday, with rounds two and three on Friday and the last four on Saturday. Knows how to read defenses and move in the pocket. This is why Alabama's Calvin Ridley makes sense at No. I dont think so. Pittsburgh has a massive hole at middle linebacker, left after Ryan Shazier went down. I'm also not positive Mayfield's personality will be attractive to Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott, who is a strict disciplinarian, but Mayfield has the arm talent and the decision-making needed to succeed in Buffalo. Rodgers is saddled with the second coming of Marty Schottenheimer. "I played right and left guard," Daniels explained, per Mark Emmert of HawksCentral.com. The Packers are 7-9 without Rodgers every year. Kinda sick of this Chris Simms revisionist gospel. Kerry Collins also has similar career stats to Y.A. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________. I think doing it for a few seasons ought to count for something. They aren't one defensive back away from having a good defense; they're several away. That is why Notre Dame's Quenton Nelson is an easy choice at No. Tennessee now has Mike Vrabel as its head coach, and I think Vrabel will look for a linebacker who reminds him of himself. Former NFL quarterback Chris Simms made waves last year by placing Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles at No. The Buccaneers had the league's 32nd-ranked pass defense last season. I dont think Patriots fans have a big problem with Rodgers being ranked number #1 (especially from Simms who loves Rodgers). Moore is the perfect weapon to pair with Ezekiel Elliott because opposing defenses will think twice about leaving him one-on-one in coverage. pic.twitter.com/rZeDm0qQrl. Bryan will be able to make plays next to Jarrett and then kick out to end to bolster Atlanta's pass rush or anchor against the run rotation if needed. You got nothing. Holding down the fort, but didn't do anything last yr to prove he's the Lions future.#SimmsTop40. Rodgers is saddled with the second coming of Marty Schottenheimer. Watson Chris Simms probably is the best quarterback scout in media today. But this is a results business. Last year, he had Joe Burrow and Justin Herbert as his top two prospects. This isn't to say Ridley won't be a great NFL receiver. Wilson Dont usually watch these but curious if hes always a jerk. 2018 was Simms' most impressive act. . 14. Chris Simms goes inside the 2017 NFL draft to break down some of the top quarterbacks and sleepers. Well, that isn't what you'll find here. More first-round QBs within top 22 picks - the better . Roethlisberger In 2019, which is looking like quite a disastrous QB draft, he had Kyler Murray at No. Would Simms really prefer Patrick Mahomes to Drew Brees in that situation? He's a tremendous football player, and he can do anything you ask him to along the interior defensive line. Mike Florio and Chris Simms during the 2018 NFL . However, San Francisco could put him on the right side for a year or two and then have its franchise left tackle for the next eight-plus years. Carr The Minnesota Vikings are another team without many glaring needs. Spoiler No. But NO WAY Rodgers is #1! Alabama's Rashaan Evans is the perfect guy to take over for Shazier. 1 leg. There are concerns about his 56.2 completion percentage, but I'm sick of hearing about them. Yes, it could go secondary, but Oakland has drafted safeties the last two years, has Reggie Nelson on the back end and took cornerback Gareon Conley in the first round last year. ESPN's Chris Mortensen believes that the decision comes down to Darnold or Allen. However, general manager Bob Quinn and new head coach Matt Patricia both came from the New England Patriots, and I don't believe they value the running back position enough to take one here. What qualifies you fan boys to say anything about the NFL? The 2023 NFL Draft begins on Thursday, April 27 and ends on Saturday, April 29. August 23, 2018 at 12:09 pm ______________. 12. That's why I'd take Tremaine Edmunds from Virginia Tech. He's 6'0", ran a 4.34-second 40 at the combine, has a 40-inch vertical, goes up for 50-50 balls and is a great route-runner. Im not arguing that Rogers isnt more gifted. Luck should definitely be off the list until he proves it again on the field. However, it's more imperative that Atlanta finds a replacement for Dontari Poe next to standout defensive tackle Grady Jarrett. This is why finding a new running mate for Stephon Gilmore will be imperative. 1, followed by Clemson's Trevor Lawrence, with Mac Jones, Kellen Mond, Justin Fields and Trey. Honorable mention: Winston, Goff, Carr and Mariota. Simms hasnt let go of his hatred that he didnt have McVay as his coach and he takes it out on Goff in these rankings. The mental aspect is as impressive as it gets. Allen has the highest ceiling, and he has the highest floor, too. While Chubb doesn't remind me of a Khalil Mack, Von Miller or even a Myles Garrett coming out, he's close. Deshaun Watson looks like hell be great but lets try to remember hes only played 7 games. If he had a better quarterback in college, this wouldn't be the case. Not a huge arm but can make all the throws. [I've] seen him throw the touch. This is a subreddit for the NFL community. 1 overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, The team at NBC Sports EDGE has you set with this content hub. freefromwhatyouare says: Now would be the time for the Patriots to add an offensive tackle. Vea is a jaw-dropping player, and I wouldn't be shocked if he goes higher. He will neutralize interior pass-rushers, which will also make life easier on Wilson. You cant play football on your daddys name. This is a no-brainer pick for the Tennessee Titans. pic.twitter.com/dkzlcKeZEJ. 26-28 at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas. Allen may need a little time to adjust to the pro game, but he's the best fit for a Todd Haley scheme and for what the Browns will want to do offensively. Sam Darnold, 3.) Id probably put Brady second but theres no question Rodgers is the best quarterback. Be sure to subscribe toChris Simms Unbuttonedfor more on the2022 NFL season as well as an unfiltered look at the NFL, featuring player access, unabashed opinion, X&O film breakdown, and stories from a life in and around football. Sure, I'd have liked to have seen Davis run faster than the 4.53-second 40 he ran at the combine, but he plays faster than that on film. 5. So maybe he does know what he's talking about and isn't just ranking Lawrence second to drive engagement. Evans reminds me of Ravens linebacker C.J. When the New York Jets traded up to No. Here's where I would say the QBs are best to be drafted at. RELATED: Dvorchaks 2023 NFL Mock Draft 1.0. The Arizona Cardinals could add a variety of players. Newton in both cases the media anointed #1 pick got/gets more credit for constantly accomplishing less than the guy/s picks later. He also threw far fewer screens than the other top quarterbacks. He has great get-off, elite bend and tremendous strength. His ridiculously strong arm and running expand this offense.But I have questions. Simms finished his career appearing in 23 games with a 58.1% completion percentage, 12 TDS, 18 Ints and a 69.1 QB rating. He had the best Wonderlic score among top quarterback prospects, has elite size at 6'5", 237 pounds, has elite athleticism for that size and has as an arm that is John Elway-esque. "You get to see everything. cant even get a job right now. He can both help protect Jimmy Garoppolo and lead Shanahan's run game. As for his No. I know the Dolphins like Mayfield too, so I won't be surprised if the Bills make a trade to leapfrog them. QB #37 Gardner MinshewHe's a natural QB. 1 pick in 1941. (Then again, Simms never did, either. He clarifies that in every single one of his mock drafts AND his 2018 mock draft and updated QB rankings match perfectly. The first draft in NFL history took place at Philadelphias Ritz-Carlton Hotel, where the nine teams in existence at the time gathered to select from a pool of 90 players. Ryan Trolling non-Vikings or Packer articles that have many teams is pretty telling who trolls way too much. However, they have guys they've drafted, and I believe Cincinnati will give them at least one more year to develop. #28 Marcus MariotaHe's big (size is a skill), can run, with a pretty good arm. Not sure he will have an opportunity to perform. Just mere months remain until the draft, as prospects gather to kickstart their careers and fulfill lifelong dreams. RELATED: Bears land No. 12K 911. And you should. 3. Roethlisberger Hes declining now, but has historically been a top guy. I dont think theres anything he does elite physically. For a team that's a little soft in the middle of the defense, James would add a lot. Simms' rankings probably won't sit well with Vernon Adams. Moore phenomenal at playing the ball in the air, and he'll make life easier on Dak Prescott. If youre going to rank the best quarterbacks in the NFL right now, the criterion should be what quarterback would you want playing for you in a Super Bowl. His arm might not even be as good as Bridgewater, but he knows how to play. Adding him would plug one of the few holes Minnesota has. Prescott Chris Simms Rankings of the 2018 QB Draft Class: 1.) Watch more top videos, highlights, and B/R original content, Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information. 26. And/or you should download the podcast, which has every hour of every show. Zimmer said it lacks depth at many positions. And he doesn't follow the crowd. Pretty strong arm. Obviously anyone who is not a complete clueless clown has both Phil Simms and Y.A. 15. August 23, 2018 at 11:33 am Hes got elite arm talent, a [Brett] Favre or [Pat] Mahomes arm. Stafford has had better WRs and defenses to. Hes a good QB on a bad team, and the cant seem to get over the hump. 11. 2) Brady So McCarthy is good enough to get them that far but when they come up short its always on him and Rodgers can do no wrong? Back in 2015-2016, he said that Jared Goff was nothing special and that he didnt see him having it and that he thought Christian Hackenberg was the better QB because of his special arm strength. Irrelevant at 262. The first round of the 2023 NFL Draft will get underway on Thursday at 8 p.m. Vea may carry a lot of weight on his frame, but he's nimble and athletic. ======. Adding McGlinchey would give Shanahan what he likes and give the 49ers their heir at left tackle. There are some nice pieces there, but it's far from a perfect roster. He routinely puts up 4k yards, close to 30 TDS a year, high passer rating. He is a sideline-to-sideline playmaker who fits right into defensive coordinator Paul Guenther's system. Tittle. He played offensive tackle in college, but at 6'3" and 313 pounds, he's physically suited to play guard as a pro. ET on NBCSN. We just put more stock in the NFL ranking that had Brady as the overall #1 coming into the 2018 season over a guy that has shown his bias against the Pats and Brady in the past. Where does it say the stats I posted are the only reason I think Phil Simms is a top 50 QB? Id Go: The Packers were 7-9 last year and Rodgers played six full games. Stafford I got to watch him in person at every Notre Dame home game last season, and he never failed to impress. CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. believes that the decision comes down to Darnold or Allen, have reportedly not yet scheduled a pre-draft visit with Darnold. Now, Moore and LSU's D.J. He's got a really good eye for QB talents and a team looking for a quarterback in the upcoming draft should really take his opinions under consideration. Plus, BB has Brady not the other way around. Phil Simms unveils his 2019 NFL Draft QB rankings and explains why he's high on Daniel Jones and Clayton Thorson. I can tell you two things for sure, though: Simms is definitely in the minority with the opinion that Wilson is a better prospect than Lawrence, and Simms has earned the benefit of the doubt with his recent QB prospect takes. New Orleans wants to balance the run and pass, so Hurst is a natural fit. Jacksonville will be able to grab any top-tier talent here, add him to a championship-caliber roster and rub it in the rest of the AFC's face. 4 overall selections. The Browns also have Kevin Hogan on the roster. In addtion, Arizona lacks a true superstaroutside of Larry Fitzgerald, anywaywhich is why Lamar Jackson makes a ton of sense. He puts up big stats but so does Kirk Cousins. Cousins Baker Mayfield, 4.) He is easily one of the top interior linemen in the draft, and he got a lot of useful experience playing in Iowa's pro-style offense. I like to take into account highest potential (ceiling) so I'm not very high on Darnold as I think his ceiling isn't very high but his floor is 2nd highest behind Rosen. The Carolina Panthers could use help at cornerback and along the offensive line. This is important for the Jets because both general manager Mike Maccagnan and head coach Todd Bowles likely need to win now to keep their jobs. The only question was which one would it be? Brady He wins, and wins when it counts, with the rings to prove it. None of @CSimmsQBs contacts across the NFL have him ranked that high. He was the only person who had Herbert over Tua last year. Simms tends to get a lot of hate for going against the tide with his quarterback rankings, but he's had pretty good hit rate so far. For every amazing throw, Allen will throw 3 terrible throws. When asked to rank the quarterbacks, they were as follows: The Cleveland Browns have the No. It's hard to find many instances where wide receivers got open against him, plus he'll quickly be in the mix as one of the top punt returners in football. Now it's time to improve the secondary. Josh Allen, 3.) Simms does not see the appeal in Darnold. At the worst, drafting Vander Esch would give Tennessee a very good 3-4 outside linebacker for years. Thats why hes the best in the game. The season cant start soon enough to suit me. Id guess dead last. It doesn't make a lot of sense to try to determine which guys teams want when the first couple of picks could throw those desires out the window. Good offensive line play has been one of the biggest keys to New England's success over the years, and losing Solder shouldn't be overlooked. Learn how your comment data is processed. I can wait for Lamar to prove r/NFL wrong. The Seattle Seahawks have a number of needs that could be addressed in Round 1, but the offensive line is by far the biggest. Peyton Manning and Joe Montana could be in the conversation, but Brady has been far more successful. lol @ Andrew Luck. Simms had one great game in his life, in the Super Bowl, kind of like Timmy Smith for the Redskins. Vince Williams was OK, but he wasn't good enough in a Steelers defensive scheme that places heavy importance on the position. Evans is phenomenal in coverage, and he can even creep down and rush the passer. Book it. He'll be able to crack heads as a blocker and then go out and torch defenses off play action. If you can't win in man, he doesn't believe you can win. He's a tremendous athlete, he's physical and he'll be able to do everything the Steelers ask him to do. Davis is missing from a lot of people's mock draftswhich I don't quite understandand he's exactly the kind of guy Belichick will jump on. The Dallas Cowboys could use a middle linebacker, but that's a need they can address in the second round. If I'm the Cleveland Browns, I'm taking Josh Allen at No. "I didn't play center my true freshman year. Luck should not be on the list at all. He has a lot of talent, throwing for 3,692 yards and 33 touchdowns last season. With Barkley and Odell Beckham Jr., New York could have the two best offensive players who aren't quarterbacks this season. He'll provide the same things the Redskins got from Su'a Cravens when he was healthy, but he'll do them better. The 2018 NFL Draft takes place from Apr. Baker Mayfield, 4.) 6. We dont even know IF he can play a full game now, OR if he even has any arm strength after SHATTERING his Shoulder last year? 3 overall selection, which would suggest that they do not believe he will be available with their selection. All three will be back with their respective teams in 2022, but after an offseason that has been among the craziest in NFL history Tom Brady retiring and then unretiring, Russell Wilsonheading to Denver, and all of the uncertainty surrounding Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns theres no shortage of questions about how this season will shape up. General Manager John Dorsey acquired veteran quarterback Tyrod Taylor in a trade with the Buffalo Bills. Chris Simms spent eight seasons playing in the NFL with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Denver Broncos and Tennessee Titans. Mayfield is coming around, but as of now definitely belongs behind those two, and Simms was ahead of the curve. ET. People have it wrong if they think he has the biggest bust potential. Miller is the second-best tackle in the draft for my money. Draft week is an exciting time in the NFL. But he posses many of the traditionally desired characteristics of a great quarterback. Cousins. Guess what, Im a Pats fan and dont care who Simms lists as the #1 QB because at the end of the day Im completely fine with 12-14 wins and a shot at the SB every year with TB12. Sample size too small? Hmm Andrew Luck, even tho he aint played for the past two years lol Chile, pleeze lol. "[Moving to wide receiver] is the dumbest f--king thing I've ever heard," he said. Josh Rosen, 2.) How does Stafford belong in the top 15 but not COusins? Green Bay relies to much on elite QB play and huge plays. 1 and No. Smith can be Oakland's version of Vontaze Burfict. Here's the other reason this pairing makes sense: The Chargers have been getting one-upped by the Los Angeles Rams every step of the way over the last year. Everyone cries about click-bait all of the time but Chris Simms entire career has been using his dad's fame and clickbait takes he can't even defend. Wonder where he rates himself on the all time list? This year, Simms has gotten started with the top 16. He's like Michael Vick. Aaron is great, for sure, but to put him above Mahoes and Goff this year is unreal. Smith Wentz Getting a No. Dilfer > Every single player whos ever worn that ugly, purple, Vikings uniform. He's the best player in the draft and the type of running back who comes around only once a decade. Over the last three years, Simms has been pretty spot-on with his draft analysis. IMO those 4 are on their own level. We are really talking . I think he's 7th best. Ryan One of the biggest questions is already answered: what rookie quarterbacks will make the list? 1 spot for the majority of the season, a Texans victory against the Colts ultimately handed the top position to the Chicago Bears.