I have returned from a period of darkness and contemplation and experimental meditative exercises filled with draft analysis and opinions. So, Jon and I reconvened the pod to kick off draft season as the NFL Combine rolls into Indy. We discuss:
Our overview of this year’s class: it’s strengths, weaknesses, and its make-up compared to past years.
Whether or not there are any blue-chip, A-plus prospects — and what it means if there are not
The news that Jalen Carter has been charged with a pair of misdemeanor charges.
The composition of this year’s edge class — the depth vs. top-end talent
Whether players were playing in the wrong position in college
Separating out the scheme from the tools of the player
Whether or not the tight end group is as strong as the consensus initially thought
What viewers should track at the combine — the metrics and narratives
Who has a shot to shoot up draft boards in Indy
Who could wind up being cross-offs with a poor showing
Early draft crushes
A whole bunch more