Coach Mole made the most out of his late 2nd round pick by snagging the scary strong run stopper Lorenzo Neal out of Purdue University. Neal will look to use his 95 strength to throw around opposing lineman and make an impact immediately. This edition to the Bears makes an already dominant group of defensive linemen even scarier.
WR, Diondre Overton, Clemson 54 OVR
When Coach Mole saw Diondre Overton available at the very back of the 6th round he probably saw what most of us saw on the surface. A 6’4″ and very physical WR who also has the speed to get separation. What he didn’t realize is those physical attributes don’t mean much if you can’t run routes and catch the ball. With a horrid 57 catch rating and 69 spectacular catch rating I expect Overton to drop his way to the chopping block this preseason.
SS, JaCoby Stevens, LSU 71 OVR
Coach Jose stepped in after the firing of Coach Fin and saw there was a huge need at the safety position, and we think he found the perfect guy with the 20th pick of the 1st round. JaCoby Stevens does leave a little to be desired with his coverage ratings, but he makes up for it by bringing lightning speed and brutal hit power. If Coach Jose can work with Stevens and get his coverage abilities up to par with his physical ability; he will be a handful for opposing offenses.
MLB, Zach McCloud, Miami 58 OVR
You have to wonder what Coach Jose was thinking when he took Zach McCloud in the 5th round at pick 21. Perhaps he got to wrapped up in filling positional needs as opposed to taking the best guys available, but whatever the case it bit him in the butt here. McCloud has decent speed for the position, but is lacking in every other facet of the game. With poor tackling, block shedding, play rec, and awareness I don’t see McCloud making it to the final roster.
GREEN BAY PACKERS
CB, Lavert Hill, Michigan 72 OVR
Coach Wukka found a gem in the early 3rd round with the selection of Lavert Hill. With his 93 speed rating Hill will fit right in with one of the fastest secondary’s in the league. He brings solid man coverage skills along with his athleticism and speed. With solid coaching he should be an all around stud in no time.
RE, AJ Epenesa, Iowa 73 OVR
This one will seem a bit harsh calling it a bust pick. Do I think AJ Espenesa is an NFL caliber player? The answer is yes. Which may lead you to ask how he could be a bust. In this situation, it’s all about that draft capital given up and Green Bay’s needs. Coach Wukka really caught me off guard taking AJ as the 2nd overall pick in the draft. With top tier talent like Jerry Jeudy still on the board, and Davante Adams badly needing another threat across from him; I was thoroughly shocked to see AJ go here. Even if your dead set on AJ being the guy Coach Wukka easily could have traded back and still got his guy along with some additional draft capital. You look at the New York Giants who selected Yetur Gross-Matos much later in the first, and he ends up being the better end.
HB, AJ Dillion, Boston College 73 OVR
With his 2nd round pick Coach CEO found his replacement for Dalvin Cook. We have seen in Madden 19 that Coach CEO is a master at developing young running back talent, and he just landed himself an absolute wrecking ball of a man. At 6’0″ and 250 lbs Dillon can truck/stiff arm his way through just about any defender. However, don’t underestimate his speed and ability to juke/spin away from defenders because he can hit you there as well.
RT, Coy Cronk, Indiana 59 OVR
With Coach CEO’s selection of Coy Cronk to start off the 7th round of the draft there wasn’t a lot on the line at this point. However, instead of finding a diamond in the rough Coach CEO found that Coy Cronk should have went undrafted. With below average abilities in just about every aspect of his game I don’t expect to see Cronk on the final roster.