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 Post subject: 2059 Honolulu Sharks Draft Review
PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:52 pm 
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Here's a Breakdown of Honolulu's 2059 Draft

1.1

QB - Kirk Fryday, Duke
6'2" 222 lbs.
Interview: As Scouted
Pre-Camp: 34/80
Post-Camp: 39/79
Post-Pre2: 38/65
Outlook: Fryday's ratings dropped a bit at pre week 2, but The Sharks remain convinced he will be one of the top QBs in the League for a Long Time.

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When New GM Red Zone took the Job with Honolulu, he had a list of things he wanted to get done in Season one. One of those was to acquire a Franchise QB. When Detroit made it known that they were willing to trade down, Red Zone went to work. The deal was 1.6, Honolulu's 1st round picks in 2060 and 2061 and CB Jon Lindsay for 1.1, Detroit's 2nd Round Pick in 2060 and DE Aiden Walsh. After briefly considering another Trade that would have brought a more established QB to Honolulu, The pick was made and Kirk Fryday became a Shark.
Fryday has all the tools, a strong arm (15 bench), 4.35 speed and excellent accuracy. He played in a pro style offense at Duke and has experience in tight games in the 4th quarter. He led Duke to four 4th quarter comeback victories this past season and also led the NCAA in 3rd down passer rating.
He has the ability to scramble and isn't afraid to run, but can also move in the pocket to avoid the pass rush and then make throws when it counts.
He was the obvious choice at 1.1 and should be an exciting player for many seasons.

Offensive Coordinator Dylan Hanson spoke about how he would bring Fryday along
"It's not going to be a scaled back version of our offense, He is going to have all of it at his disposal, including audibles. This guy scored a 40 on the solecismic test and carried a 3.8 grade point average in college, so we are confident that he can handle our offense. It may take a while for him to get comfortable and fully develop, but that's fine...we have lots of time. The Important thing is...he's here...and we are ready to go to work"

GM Red Zone was also excited about the Pick
"Anytime you can get an athletic QB that can Run and has a Big Arm, you grab him. Franchise QBs don't grow on trees and not every team has one. We have one now and I couldn't be happier. Our fans will get to enjoy watching him play, and hopefully we can bring a Championship to Honolulu"


2.27
SLB - Trevor Stephens, Indiana
6'2" 253 lbs.
Not Interviewed
Pre-Camp: 14/53
Post-Camp: 18/49
Post-Pre2: 10/20
Outlook: Stephens had a Strong conflict with Defensive Front Leader Lance Connell and never realized the potential that Sharks management Saw in him. He was Dealt to Detroit prior to pre week 2 and dropped to 10/20.


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Linebacker was a weakness and there wasn't much available in Free Agency, so Red Zone made it a priority position in the draft. After dealing down from 2.5 in a deal that recouped one of the future firsts that were lost in the Fryday Trade, at 2.27 The Sharks selected SLB Trevor Stephens from Indiana.
Stephens has the combination of run defense and coverage skills that new Defensive Coordinator Parker Callender demands from his Linebackers.

Red Zone's comments
"He should be a contributor at SLB and on special teams Immediately. Whether he starts or not will depend on how rapidly he develops in Training Camp and preseason, but we're excited to have him here."


3.8
LT Chase McCrory, Wake Forrest
6'6" 325 lbs.
Not Interviewed
Pre-Camp: 25/54
Post-Camp: 29/52
Post-Pre2: 31/50
Outlook: McCrory is a long term project that Sharks Coaches hope can replace LT Efrain Ansell at some point.


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With LT Efrain Ansell getting older, The team has no plans to get rid of him, but the thought was that maybe we should start preparing for the future. With this in mind, The Sharks Pick at 3.8 was LT Chase McCrory from Wake Forrest.

Red Zone's Comments
"McCrory has very good size and moves well for a big man. He is a student of the game and loves to watch film of his next opponent to get ready for a game. He has textbook run and pass blocking skills, but could use a little more strength. This is something that will be a part of his development...getting stronger.
The Hope is that When Ansell retires, McCrory just steps in and we don't miss a beat."



3.22
WR - Terry Garrison, Tennessee
5'11" 187 lbs.
Not Interviewed
Pre-Camp: 27/45
Post-Camp: 30/46
Post-Pre2: 30/47
Outlook: The Jury is still out on Garrison, but he has shown flashes of the ability that Coaches feel could make him a solid slot Receiver.


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When Honolulu's pick came up at 3.22 and Tennessee WR Terry Garrison was still there, Red Zone wasted no time selecting him.

Red Zone's comments
"We felt like this was a 2nd round talent that fell to us at the end of round 3. He needs work on some of the intangibles, like 3rd down catching and his route running, but we like him a lot. He has great Hands.


5.6
DT - James Slauter, Oklahoma
6'2" 305 lbs.
Not Interviewed
Pre-Camp: 34/58
Post-Camp: 40/59
Post-Pre2: 41/61
Outlook: Slauter has become a big part of Honolulu's interior defensive line and should be a fixture there for years.


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When two trades for veteran DTs fell through, GM Red Zone had to find another way to strengthen the Interior of the team's Defensive Front. It didn't take him long to spot DT James Slauter still on the board. This was a player that Honolulu had rated as a 3rd round talent, so it was a quick decision and Slauter became a Shark.

Red Zone's comments
"James has the speed and quickness that you want in a Defensive Lineman. He could play Tackle or End, but we see him as our 3 Technique Defensive Tackle. He is going to have to put on a little weight but that shouldn't be a problem. He is more developed than a normal rookie, so he could see considerable playing time this season."


6.5
K - Ben Moss, Western Kentucky
6'1" 206 lbs.
Not Interviewed
Pre-Camp: 29/39
Post-Camp: 31/41
Post-Pre2: 29/35
Outlook: Moss lost the Kicking duties to undrafted Free Agent Diego Butterfield and was released prior to preseason week 4.

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With no Kicker under contract, Honolulu decided to select kicker Ben Moss from Western Kentucky. Moss has the leg for the deep kickoffs that Red Zone demands, and was the 3rd best kicker on Honolulu's draft Board.


7.8
TE - Derrick Wilkins, Dartmouth
6'5" 279 lbs.
Not Interviewed
Pre-Camp: 27/42
Post-Camp: 31/42
Post-Pre2: 30/41
Outlook: Wilkins has struggled a bit so far, but the coaches continue to work with him. His future is uncertain.

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The Sharks were thin at Tight End, so in round 7 Red Zone selected TE Derrick Wilkins from Dartmouth. At 6-5 and 279 Wilkins should help provide run blocking for the Running Game and also give Kirk Fryday a big target in the middle of the field.


Camp Notes
Red Zone made it clear that One Draft Class wasn't going to be enough to fix all of this teams problems, and it wasn't. Between Free Agent signings and the Rookies Honolulu did select in this ears Draft, The Sharks are a much better Football team than they were a few months ago. The Long term Development of QB Kirk Fryday will be a major factor in how far the team progresses in the next few seasons.

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Tennessee faithful were upset to see Garrison move out of state....

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