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  • Alright guys, let's go with a throwback. About 10 years ago, we had a thread in the draft forum asking you to pick 5 Pro Bowlers and 5 busts from a list of 20 consensus first-round prospects for archival purposes. It is now archived.

    You can view LawHawk's thread here: viewtopic.php?f=20&t=13439

    I think this would be a good year to bring that back. 10 years later, let's do this again. I'll copy and paste the rules here. Feel free to pick less/more than 5 for each category.

    Time to put your cards on the table. If you want to say in three years "I knew that guy was going to be a bust" or "I told everyone we should draft him!" this is your reference point.

    Rules: I've listed below 20 players that are likely to go in the first round. Your job is to (1) pick five players you predict will be consistently good, Pro Bowlers, All-Pros, however you want to define "worthy of a first-round pick." Then (2) pick five players who you predict will bust. Either complete failures, never living up to expectations, or however you want to define "not worthy of a first-round pick." So you must make a prediction on 10 out of the 20. If you want to make an additional prediction not involving one of these players, be my guest.


    I'd like to reiterate that should you want to make a prediction that does not involve any of the below players, feel free to make additional predictions as you see fit.

    That said, here we go!

    Joe Burrow
    Tua Tagovailoa
    Justin Herbert
    Derrick Brown
    Javon Kinlaw
    Chase Young
    Jeffrey Okudah
    K'Lavon Chaisson
    Jedrick Wills
    Mekhi Becton
    Andrew Thomas
    Tristan Wirfs
    Yetur Gross-Matos
    Jerry Jeudy
    CeeDee Lamb
    Henry Ruggs III
    Isaiah Simmons
    Kenneth Murray
    Xavier McKinney
    Patrick Queen
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  • Pro Bowler:

    Burrow
    Kinlaw
    Thomas
    Lamb
    Simmons

    Bust:

    Okudah
    Herbert
    Tua
    Ruggs III
    Chaisson
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  • Pro Bowl: Brown, Thomas, Wirfs, Okudah, Young

    Bust: Simmons, McKinney, Tua, Becton, Chaisson
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  • Wow really cool to look back!

    BUSTS:
    Justin Herbert - Never been more sure about a bust as I am with JH. Incredibly average college career, hype train hype train hype train.
    Mekhi Becton - Seems like there is a mammoth OT that climbs the board every year but fails to live up to the hype.
    Ceedee Lamb - One of the top 3 WR's is gonna implode, I'm picking Lamb cause he seems a little slight
    Jordan Love - The old saying goes, if you're inaccurate in college you're going to be inaccurate in the pros

    Pro-Bowler:
    Chase Young - Easiest pick in the draft. Only injuries keep this kid from becoming a star
    Jeff Okudah - Like his OSU teammate above, this ones easy. Kid is smooth and plays big.
    Patrick Queen - Just something about LSU linebackers, especially if he falls to a Baltimore, or New England type team.
    Kenneth Murray - Have loved his game for a while now. I think it translates well to the NFL, like Queen above, he should fall into a better situation as well.
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  • Caveats for injuries. Since one cannot predict them.

    Pro Bowlers:

    Javon Kinlaw - He shows traits at pass rush that should make him very productive at the next level. Also should go to a better team.
    Jeffrey Okudah - If Slay can make a PB in Detroit, Okudah should.
    Mekhi Becton - His size, length and athleticism is insane. His demeanor is uncoachable. I expect a couple PB trips by time his 5th year is up.
    Tristan Wirfs - Will be a PB anywhere he goes.
    Jerry Jeudy - Solid talent. This WR draft is going to produce some PBers. Jeudy should be good out of the box.
    CeeDee Lamb - Just has excellent WR skills. Should impact straight away and get on the tips of people's tongues early.
    Isaiah Simmons - Special talent. I see him in same class as Earl Thomas. Teams will be trying for the next 10 years to get 'the next Simmons'.


    Good, not great


    Joe Burrow - AFC stacked at QB (Mahomes, Jackson). Bengals an all time worst franchise. He'll possibly be a PB alternate type by year 3.
    Tua Tagovailoa - AFC stacked for next 3-6 years at QB. Fins have real chance to get good in 3 years if he lands there. AFC East is a poopshow division.
    Justin Herbert - Depends where he lands. I like him better than Tannehill coming out. Less than Mariota. Athleticism will allow him to start early.
    Derrick Brown - Not sure I see greatness with him. Good player. May develop to a PB alternate during rookie deal. Not assured.
    Chase Young - Redskins? That's too bad.
    K'Lavon Chaisson - Going to need to develop. Should be taken late with a good team. Upside pick whose value will be determined by where he lands.
    Andrew Thomas - Fringe PB type by year 3. A lot will depend where he lands.
    Yetur Gross-Matos - May be more of a Ryan Kerrigan type in the league. He's going to go late though. Hard to bust a guy with lowered expecations to begin with.
    Henry Ruggs III - Speed, but has good skills too. May be too low on him here. If he goes to Denver, that would be a great spot for him.
    Patrick Queen - Speedy linebacker. Good matchup player. Don't see him as good as Devin White or Devin Bush. Probably hard to crack the PB rosters.

    Busts

    Jedrick Wills - Just seems like a guy. He'll be taken in the top 15. Likely fail to live to expectation.
    Kenneth Murray - Yeah, not seeing a ton of special quality on tape. Cleans up activity well. Don't see similar ability to navigate the LOS chaos well like Wagner, Kuechly, White etc.
    Xavier McKinney - See a very limited athlete who excelled as an in the box Safety for Alabama where limitations weren't tested. Has some good vision. See his ceiling similar to Damarious Randall.
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  • I'll only go with 3 picks

    Chaisson will be a bust. Reminds me of Dion Jordan.

    Ruiz will be a stud at center
    J Taylor will be a stud at rb. Similar to S Barkley.
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  • seabowl wrote:I'll only go with 3 picks

    Chaisson will be a bust. Reminds me of Dion Jordan.

    Ruiz will be a stud at center
    J Taylor will be a stud at rb. Similar to S Barkley.


    One more but he will not be picked high.

    WR Quintez Cephus from WR
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