Gopher Watch: The 2022 NFL Draft!





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Dan will have a long career in the NFL. He goes early Saturday to a very fortunate team.
 


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Dan will have a long career in the NFL. He goes early Saturday to a very fortunate team.
Surprised he didn't get taken today but agree he should be off the board quickly on Saturday.
 

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This is a deep draft for other positions in this Covid exemption cluttered draft. With an extra year in college, his stock would have risen.

We hope he goes to a team that is a good fit.
 

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Congrats to Boye. He was so fun to watch in 2021. The dline had a slow start but then beginning with the Purdue game he and Otomewo were dominant.
 

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Dan will have a long career in the NFL. He goes early Saturday to a very fortunate team.
Surprised he didn't get taken today but agree he should be off the board quickly on Saturday.
Best player left on the board according to CBSsports.com! I would expect the Texans will grab him with the second pick Saturday. Possibly could join Mafe in Seattle.
 



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Faalele is not an ideal fit with today's pass-happy game and that could be causing his stock to drop some. His best fit is probably somewhere that prioritizes the run game.

The Ravens have a couple early 4th rounders and he strikes me as their kind of guy.
 


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He is no. 40 out of 262 players to be drafted this year. That is quite an accomplishment.
Agreed. I was wondering why someone thought he was falling down the draft board. 40 is great for him.
 




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Maybe I’m wrong but it doesn’t seem like a lot of OL have been taken in the first few rounds.
2021 - 23 OL in first 3 rounds, 14 were tackles
2022 - 20 OL in first 3 rounds, 10 were tackles

So not a big difference.
 

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Maybe I’m wrong but it doesn’t seem like a lot of OL have been taken in the first few rounds.
I've watched the pre-draft stuff a little more closely this year and it must be difficult to grade OLs. Some highly-ranked guys in the amateur scouting community still on the board (Faalele, Kinnard, Tom, Salyer). OL must be getting more complicated to project.
 

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Dan will have a long career in the NFL. He goes early Saturday to a very fortunate team.

NFL.com has him rated as “6.20-6.29
Will eventually be average starter”.

We’ll see.
 



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Faalele is not an ideal fit with today's pass-happy game and that could be causing his stock to drop some. His best fit is probably somewhere that prioritizes the run game.

The Ravens have a couple early 4th rounders and he strikes me as their kind of guy.
Nailed it.
 


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Awesome. Two gophers drafted so far and neither ended up with the Packers. So good news on both fronts. 😎

Hopefully a couple others hear their names called as well or find good UDFA deals somewhere.
 

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Nailed it.
The Ravens have good taste. It's a good franchise that usually seems like one of the sharps at the table.

I'm getting my tickets for the Baltimore at Tampa Bay game this season, at a date TBD. Gopher reunion at the site of the Outback Bowl!
 

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Since the Viking have already taken two CBs....I would be surprised to see them take a third....but I was hoping they'd look at Durr. But Andries, Otomewo, Kieft, Gibbens, and Pickney all could still go at some point.
 

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Faalele is the fifth pick in the fourth round to the Ravens.

I called it Dinkytown on the Chesapeake back in October, now here we are. Congrats, Big Dan!

 

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Spring Game is on BTN at 1:00 PM.
 


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Was there a P5 team with a longer drought of having an OL drafted than the Gophers? I can’t believe there was.
 







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