HomeFootball#263: 2021 NFL Draft Recap (AFC South with Jake Arthur‪)‬

#263: 2021 NFL Draft Recap (AFC South with Jake Arthur‪)‬

1. Jaguars

-Not only did I feel the Travis Etienne pick was a waste given the presence of James Robinson on the roster, Urban Meyer says they are trying to get Etienne to play wide receiver in addition to running back, and he’s never played the former position. Outside of Etienne’s familiarity with Trevor Lawrence and his impact on team culture, how do you justify the Jaguars taking him in the first round?

-With their first of two second-round picks, the Jaguars selected Tyson Campbell, the long, tall athletic corner from Georgia with track speed. The only reason he fell out of the first round was his struggles locating the ball in the air. In 2018, a corner prospect with a similar body-type fell all the way to the end of the second round for essentially that same reason. That prospect? Carlton Davis, who has grown into a top-10 corner in the NFL for the Bucs. Can you see Tyson Campbell experiencing a similar rise over these next three years?

-In the third round, the Jaguars addressed the secondary again with safety Andre Cisco out of Syracuse. Cisco’s tape shows the ultimate “feast or famine” prospect. He’s either making a big play on the ball or giving up a big play to the opposing offense and nothing in between. That said, Doug Farrar of the USA Today “Touchdown Wire” said that Cisco could be “lethal” if he can get coached up to stop biting on every route. Just how high is Andre Cisco’s ceiling if he does eliminate those bad habits in his play?

2. Texans

-The Texans first pick didn’t come until the third round at 67 overall and they used it on Stanford QB Davis Mills. As soon as that pick was made, the TV analysts were saying that the Texans were essentially admitting that Deshaun Watson has played his final snap as a Texan regardless of how his legal issues turn out. Do you see it that way? Would you anticipate Davis Mills starting a few games late this season?

-22 picks later, the Texans traded back up into the third, surrendering their 2022 fourth in the process. And they did that to select Michigan WR Nico Collins, who is that big-bodied WR they’ve been missing since they traded away DeAndre Hopkins. Joel Klatt said on the NFLN broadcast that Collins would’ve put up far better numbers in college if it weren’t for poor QB play at Michigan. Do you think he can find better success in the NFL with at least competent QB play?

3.  Colts

-At 21 overall, the Colts selected who they hope will be the consistent edge rusher that they’ve been lacking in Kwity Paye. At Michigan, Paye played a lot of his snaps inside, but some people believe the Colts should almost solely play him at defensive end for now. Is that what the Colts should do, or should they have him kick inside next to DeForest Buckner in certain sub-packages?

-In the second round, the Colts double-dipped on the defensive line with the versatile Dayo Odeyingbo from Vanderbilt. He is unlikely to play this season due to the Achilles injury he suffered in January, but the Colts obviously have high hopes for him long-term. What does he bring to the Colts front four that Kwity Paye does not?

4. Titans

-At 22 overall, the Titans selected Virginia Tech CB Caleb Farley. Some believed he would slide out of the first round entirely due to his two recent back surgeries. Prior to his most recent procedure, some of the top analysts considered Farley as the best corner in this class. Do you think there was a good argument in initially placing him above Pat Surtain and Jaycee Horn? If so, why?

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