Podcast: How the 2016 draft helps explain 2022
We redraft the 2016 class with co-host Jim Monos, the Buffalo Bills director of personnel then. Could Dak Prescott move on to his third head coach soon?
We could hyper-analyze NFL exhibition games or — OR — we could redraft the 2016 class and have a little fun. Our esteemed co-host on the Go Long Podcast, Jim Monos, was the Buffalo Bills’ director of personnel that spring and remembers the internal debates well.
And in reliving that ‘16 draft, we can learn quite a bit about this upcoming 2022 season.
The Dallas Cowboys just might’ve found the best player in the entire draft at 135th overall. But could Dak Prescott be moving on to his third head coach after this season? Sean Payton is absolutely keeping a close eye on the developments in Dallas. Joey Bosa or Jalen Ramsey? DeForest Buckner or Yannick Ngakoue? And is running back Ezekiel Elliott cooked?
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No Tyreek Hill?
Really enjoy when Jim's experience and knowledge about the draft is utilized. I don't think there's anywhere else you can get that information, not to mention an offer to do film study.
I'd like Jim to reflect back on his greatest draft misses over the years: not players he chose but those he was hard on like Byars. He can pad it with some hits too that weren't drafted by his teams. Another idea is looking at guys who should have been real players but failed or were just mediocre because they were in the wrong system with the wrong coaches perhaps. I think the chance of a player's destination and its impact on his success isn't examined enough.
Best quote from the show: "Some guys in the back here at the Bremen brewery could do as good of a job as Gettleman."