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 Post subject: 2065 Texas Inferno Draft Review
PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2022 6:12 am 
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1.6 -G Jeremiah Irwin, Houston - 51/84 56/81
This was a somewhat no-brainer pick. With our cap situation and the best cap-saving move being cutting our long-time starting G, Canter; this saved us a bunch of money without hurting us too much. That isn't to mention that Irwin has HOF-caliber G written all over him.
While Irwin's future rating took a slight dip, he still looks like a perennial All-Pro.

1.18 - WR Sedrick Flowers, Virginia Tech - 39/56 43/57
Flowers has some speed and decent route-running skills but was plagued by drops in college. The Inferno need more weapons on offense desperately and this was not a great receiver class according to most draft experts. Flowers appears to be a decent players that can contribute out of the gate.
Flowers' ratings essentially stayed neutral. It was nice to see a nice increase in current rating so maybe he can contribute more right away.

2.1 - TE Clay Musial, Minnesota - 35/50 37/43
While there were some premier tight ends in this class taken in round one, Musial appears to be a solid TE that can contribute as a receiver and run blocker. He is not elite in either area but will be a nice option in the passing game, at least.
My first reach of the draft, Musial doesn't appear worthy of such a high pick. He isn't bad, but just not that great.

3.3 - DT Todd Jeffries, SMU - 20/57 25/54
Most of what Jeffries brings to the table are stout run defense but he has shown, in moments, the ability to have some quickness to slash into the gaps and pressure the quarterback. He is a little bit of a raw talent but could be a quality starter if he develops well.
Still a bit of a project player, it appears Jeffries may still be a solid DT in the future.

4.2 - CB Ronnie Benson, Columbia - 28/36 33/41
Benson profiles as a decent man-to-man press corner but his conditioning leaves something to be desired. With little experience on ST, he is more likely to be on the roster bubble than a lock to contribute.
Not even getting into the first pre-season game, Benson improved a little so there is hope he could still grow into a role. More likely he sticks as a nickel guy if he continues this trend.

5.1 - S Wade Ramirez, USC - 34/52 42/52
While not known as an aggressive enforcer, Ramirez has shown at times he can be a decent deep coverage player with decent ball skills. He didn't have a lot of game tape, coming on as a senior at USC, so is a bit of an unknown entity.
If I were to predict, I would have expected Ramirez to drop off in rating. Instead he held solid and improved by 8 points in current.

6.3 - OLB Brian Shapiro, Oklahoma State - 22/46 29/43
A convert to outside backer while in college, Shapiro may end up a better fit at defensive end in the pros still. He may not be stout enough to anchor the edge but may not be quick enough to play in space.
Shapiro remains a little over-sized for the position but it's hard to ignore his zone coverage skills. He will get to rest on the bench mostly for now.

7.2 WR Gustavo King, Colorado State - 23/41 23/33
King is more of a track athlete than a football player. However, he dabbled in football in college so there's always a chance he can contribute in the CFL. Inferno management would definitely prefer he contributed more on special teams so his talent could be used right away.
So it turns out the transition to the CFL was especially tough for the speedy King. He will hang on for now in the hope he surprises in the next season or two, unless we find a better option in next year's draft.

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