The Buffalo Bills were able to pick the best receiver in the 2014 NFL Draft. Sammy Watkins from Clemson chose not to finish his senior year and was selected as the fourth overall pick in the Draft.
Sammy Watkins was the MVP of the Orange Bowl in 2014 where he helped Clemson beat Ohio State. He was an All-American for the three years he was in college. He was always a threat to score a touchdown and was double teamed a lot but was still able to score a lot of touchdowns.
Sammy Watkins will be able to play right away in the NFL. He is fast enough and strong enough to make the team. You never know if a great college player will be a great NFL player but at least you know they have skills. Watkins did have some trouble off the field in college and he will have to make sure that those things don't affect him while in the NFL.
The biggest surprise of this draft is that Johnny Manziel was not chosen as one of the top 20 players. He is one of the most electric players in college and will definitely provide a spark for a NFL team. Just having him on your team will sell tickets and jerseys for an NFL team. He was chosen by the Cleveland Browns as the number 22 pick in the NFL draft.
There seems to be a lot of offensive linemen being chosen instead of quarterbacks. I am not sure how other teams were able to pass up a player like Manziel, a hard guy to not have on your team. While watching the NFL Draft it appeared that Manziel was getting mad and I can understand why. I would also be mad about how all these teams are missing out on so much talent.
My team, the Rams, passed on Manziel, and went with safer picks of an offensive tackle (Greg Robinson) and a defensive lineman (Aaron Donald).
The Rams currently have the second and thirteenth pick in the NFL draft. The local sports radio station thinks the Rams will trade off the second pick. I think the Rams will draft Greg Robinson, an offensive lineman from Auburn University. The Rams need help on the offensive line and he could help protect Sam Bradford, the Rams quarterback.
I would like to see a game where Sam Bradford has plenty of time to throw the ball and make plays. I would also like the Rams to draft Johnny Manziel so we have a good backup quarterback when we need one. Once he gets some experience, he could even be the main quarterback. I would like for him to be the quarterback because he can lead a team to victory. Also, he has the leadership skills and can make accurate passes. I think if the Rams were to get both Robinson and Manziel they would at least be able to have a winning season.
I think that the new Buccaneers uniforms are very cool and unique. I think that a lot of fans will like the new uniforms very much and they will get a lot more jersey sales once the fans see it. I think that a new uniform can improve the attitude of the players but they will have to develop better abilities to achieve success in their win-loss record.
With rumors that Devin Hester possibly going to the Bucs and the upcoming college draft, the Bucs will HAVE to add some better players to compete in the NFL. Most notably, the offensive line needs significant improvement and should be the anchor that a team like the Bucs is formed around, not the other way around. Most teams concentrate on the 'skill' players in the first round of the college draft, the Bucs should concentrate on building a strong offensive line, then go after the 'skill' players.
The Seahawks v. San Francisco game will be one of the best games of the year. Both teams have GREAT defenses. I have liked the 49ers defensive line with the 'Smith Brothers' for a while. They have given a lot of teams trouble. For a quarterback, Colin Kaepernick is a one of the best in the game at getting the first down when you have to get it. The Seahawks also have good offense and can get the first down too.
Plus the game with Broncos v. Patriots will still be a really good game. I think that the Broncos will win that game because their offense is so good. It's because of the offense that the Broncos have gone this far. When they are in the middle of a game they will never give up on anything. Tom Brady the quarterback for the Patriots has still been pretty good this season, but still not as good as Peyton Manning, the quarterback for the Broncos.
The four teams that are coming off the bye week I think will slow the teams down because they didn't have any hitting practices. The teams are Seattle, New England, Carolina and Denver. Seattle will be playing New Orleans this week and Indianapolis will be playing New England also. Carolina will be playing San Francisco which I think will be the best game of the weekend. Last but not least, Denver will be playing San Diego which will be the second best game to me but is not too far behind. I think that Denver will win this game.
Going back to the San Francisco game I think that Colin Kaepernick will win the game for them. He is always one that could always make it feel like the game isn't over.
My favorite team is the St. Louis Rams, who did not make the playoffs. Sam Bradford, the Rams starting quarterback, was hurt most of the season. That did seem to matter because he did not have a good record before he was hurt. The Rams need a quarterback that can lead the team both on offense and defense. I think the Rams could do much better with Johnny Manziel from Texas A&M.
He would be the right replacement for the Rams. He would bring excitement that the Rams fans have not seen from the offense in a while. He would improve the offense and then also help defense by not having as much pressure. The Rams offense could also use a couple of standout wide receivers. The Rams defensive line was one of their most valued parts of their overall game. A couple of veteran defensive backs and outside linebackers would also help tighten up the defense.
I did enjoy watching the NFL players playing football outside in the snow. When teams were playing it sometimes makes it difficult to see the ball. The Philadelphia vs. Detroit game Sunday started off with a lot of snow, but also came down heavy in the 4th quarter, making it hard to see. I'd say that Detroit is the team that had the most impressive performance given the weather, with two kicks that were able to be run back, but they could not manage to pull out a win. Matt Stafford only threw for 148 yards passing, which you would expect in the snow and Calvin Johnson only had 49 yards receiving.
After last week's 40-10 win over the Packers, I certainly expected more from the Lions this game, but LeSean McCoy of the Eagles had a breakout game and trounced the Lions defense. McCoy was able to beat Steve Van Buren's team record for rushing, 217 yards in a game. It looks like the Eagles are going to make the playoffs but the Lions are going to need to win more games to be eligible to play after the regular season.
My favorite game from Thanksgiving was the Detroit vs. Green Bay matchup. I think without Aaron Rogers, the Packers are just not the same. Aaron is the emotional leader on the team and if he is not playing, the Packers have looked flat.
However, this game was lost by the defense who allowed Detroit to score 40 points. I think the Packers defense should step their game up. Mathew Stafford, quarterback for the Lions, was able to use his skills and prove that he can compete in this league. He threw three touchdown passes and had a backup running back almost get 100 yards and a score.
The Green Bay Packers Matt Flynn had only 139 yards passing and Eddie Lacy had 16 yards on 10 carries. You rarely win a NFL football game with so few yards. When a team is only able to get 139 yards passing, it has a bigger impact than just scoring and allows for better field position for the opposing teams. The Packers have to fix their quarterback 'problem' before they are going to start winning.
The Rams were my surprise team of Week 10. The reason why is because the Rams swept the Colts off their feet and scored an awesome victory. The score was 38-8 with Andrew Luck getting three sacks on him and three interceptions. The Rams seemed to rush him all game too. The Rams got more than 100 yards less than the Colts but, still the Rams came out with an amazing win. Tavon Austin had a breakout game and was able to get two touchdowns on offense and run back a punt for a 98 yard touchdown and get a lot of yards returning many of the other kicks.
Andrew Luck has been good at fourth quarter comebacks but the Rams defense was too strong for him. The Colts had to put Matt Hasselbeck in, who did not do much better and was responsible for one interception.
The stats don't show it, but the Rams defense was able to win the game. They managed to keep Andrew Luck out of the end zone and that was the key to the win.
I think the Kansas City Chiefs and the Denver Broncos game will be one of the best of the year. The game should be a close one, but the Chiefs will manage to get a win. Peyton Manning will be able to score because he is a great quarterback, but the Chief defense will frustrate him the entire game.
Peyton is a hard worker and will use the extra bye week to get his team ready for one of his biggest games ever. He will have the receivers running routes that are perfect and probably worked on them every day of the week.
My guess is the Denver Broncos coaches worked on defense and let Peyton Manning work with the offense. The Broncos defense is the one that is going to need to win the game for them. The Chiefs quarterback, Alex Smith, is going to have to win the game and should be able to scramble and get some passing yards. Jamaal Charles, running back for the Chiefs, is going to need to have a good game for his team to have a chance to win.
The Cowboys and Lions game had an amazing ending with Matthew Stafford and the Lions getting a touchdown out of no where. I think a lot of people, including me, were surprised about it. I think that the Cowboys defense should have been ready with the play. I would say that the Cowboys couldn't have helped out to much because the quarterback surprised them and can run through them. The last second drive down the field by the Lions proved that they have an effective offense but it took a trick play to win the game. Matthew Stafford is definitely one of the bright, young, athletic quarterbacks that we are seeing in the NFL. The new type of quarterback moves around more and runs the ball more than quarterbacks used to do. They are not the typical quarterback that relies on passing to get yardage.
The Lions Calvin Johnson is too tall and fast for the Cowboys defensive backs. Reggie Bush helps round out the Lions offense with great running and catching ability.
I think Andrew Luck practiced hard and trained for victory against the Broncos. I'd say Peyton was a little too anxious about playing in Indianapolis and the Colts were well prepared for the game. The Colts did better than the Broncos expected. The Colts fought hard to beat the Broncos. The Colts proved that they are as competitive as any team out there and will likely be able to make the playoffs. The Broncos were able to score 16 points in the 4 quarter but didn't get enough to win the game. The Broncos offense did a good job because they were able to score 33 points, but that was not enough to beat the Colts. The Broncos offense and Colts defense apparently was not the main show, because the Colts offense was able to score 39 points.
The loss of Reggie Wayne will need to be made up by Marvin Harrison. This could certainly slow the Colts down, but we will have to see if the offense is able to recover from the loss of Wayne.