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Rank The 2017 Class

CanEs4life04

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We've done this in the past. It's always interesting to see how we rank the signees vs. how they ended up turning out. This is how I rank the class in terms of how they will finish their careers:

1. Navaughn Donaldson
2. Jeff Thomas
3. Jon Garvin
4. Trajan Bandy
5. DJ Johnson
6. Amari Carter
7. Cade Weldon/N'kosi Perry (Whoever wins the starting job)
8. Corey Gaynor
9. Deejay Dallas
10. Kai-leon Herbert
11. Mike Harley
12. Jon Ford
13. Derrick Smith
14. Jahvonte Dean
15. Zach Feagles
16. Bradley Jennings Jr.
17. Waynmon Steed
18. DeAndre Wilder
19. Evidence Njoku
20. Robert Burns
21. Zalonte hillery
22. Zach Dykstra
23. Brian Polendey
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Cane44

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i would think if we are playoff bound the QB better be #1 or #2 with how important their careers are for us.
 

Liberty City El

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1. Navaughn Donaldson
2. N'Kosi Perry
3. Trajan Bandy
4. DJ Johnson
5. Waynmon Steed
6. Deejay Dallas
7. Amari Carter
8. Jonathan Garvin
9. Jeff Thomas
10. Zalontae Hillery
11. Derrick Smith
12. Evidence Njoku
13. Jon Ford
14. Bradley Jennings Jr
15. Corey Gaynor
16. Deandre Wilder
17. Kai-Leon Herbert
18. Robert Burns
19. Jhavonte Dean
20. Brian Polendey
21. Mike Harley
22. Zach Feagles
23. Cade Weldon
24. Zach Dykstra
 

ben

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1. Steed
2. Gaynor
3. Perry
4. Thomas
5. DJ
6. Bandy
7. Hillary
8. Harley
9. Garvin
10. Donaldson
 
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How they finish their careers? Not sure what you mean by that. But I'll make up my own criteria for a ranking.

1. DJ Johnson
2. N'Kosi Perry*
3. Navaughn Donaldson
4. Deejay Dallas
5. Trajan Bandy
6. Jon Ford
7. Jeff Thomas
8. Jonathan Garvin
T9. Kai-Leon Herbert
T9. Zalon'Tae Hillary
11. Jhavonte Dean
12. Amari Carter
13. Waynmon Steed
14. Evidence Njoku
15. Corey Gaynor
16. Robert Burns
17. Bradley Jennings jr
18. Mike Harley
19. Zach Feagles
20. Brian Polendey
21. Derrick Smith
22. Deandre Wilder
23. Cade Weldon*
24. Zach Dykstra

*If Weldon wins starting job over Perry, these two get switched, but I doubt that happens.
 
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brock

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Not going to rank them but it's clear we brought in another quality class to stack on 2016. Got truly some elite talent mixed with some very good football players
 

JgDaCane

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Jon Ford just sounds like a first round monster DT. That's an NFL name right there.
 

The Franchise

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1. Navaughn Donaldson
2. N'Kosi Perry
3. Trajan Bandy
4. DJ Johnson
5. Waynmon Steed
6. Deejay Dallas
7. Amari Carter
8. Jonathan Garvin
9. Jeff Thomas
10. Zalontae Hillery
11. Derrick Smith
12. Evidence Njoku
13. Jon Ford
14. Bradley Jennings Jr
15. Corey Gaynor
16. Deandre Wilder
17. Kai-Leon Herbert
18. Robert Burns
19. Jhavonte Dean
20. Brian Polendey
21. Mike Harley
22. Zach Feagles
23. Cade Weldon
24. Zach Dykstra

LULZ at my dude putting Cade Weldon behind Feagles.
 

Liberty City El

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1. Navaughn Donaldson
2. N'Kosi Perry
3. Trajan Bandy
4. DJ Johnson
5. Waynmon Steed
6. Deejay Dallas
7. Amari Carter
8. Jonathan Garvin
9. Jeff Thomas
10. Zalontae Hillery
11. Derrick Smith
12. Evidence Njoku
13. Jon Ford
14. Bradley Jennings Jr
15. Corey Gaynor
16. Deandre Wilder
17. Kai-Leon Herbert
18. Robert Burns
19. Jhavonte Dean
20. Brian Polendey
21. Mike Harley
22. Zach Feagles
23. Cade Weldon
24. Zach Dykstra

LULZ at my dude putting Cade Weldon behind Feagles.
I'm not as high on Weldon as everyone else is... Hopefully, I'm wrong.

Also, #PunterU
 
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1. Navaughn Donaldson
2. N'Kosi Perry
3. Trajan Bandy
4. DJ Johnson
5. Waynmon Steed
6. Deejay Dallas
7. Amari Carter
8. Jonathan Garvin
9. Jeff Thomas
10. Zalontae Hillery
11. Derrick Smith
12. Evidence Njoku
13. Jon Ford
14. Bradley Jennings Jr
15. Corey Gaynor
16. Deandre Wilder
17. Kai-Leon Herbert
18. Robert Burns
19. Jhavonte Dean
20. Brian Polendey
21. Mike Harley
22. Zach Feagles
23. Cade Weldon
24. Zach Dykstra

LULZ at my dude putting Cade Weldon behind Feagles.
I'm not as high on Weldon as everyone else is... Hopefully, I'm wrong.

Also, #PunterU

He might be a 4 yr starter for us, which would be pretty impactful.

I am surprised you have Dean so low though. He's got a easy path to being an instant impact guy. And as long as he can tackle well, I think he's our starter opposite Young.
 

Liberty City El

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1. Navaughn Donaldson
2. N'Kosi Perry
3. Trajan Bandy
4. DJ Johnson
5. Waynmon Steed
6. Deejay Dallas
7. Amari Carter
8. Jonathan Garvin
9. Jeff Thomas
10. Zalontae Hillery
11. Derrick Smith
12. Evidence Njoku
13. Jon Ford
14. Bradley Jennings Jr
15. Corey Gaynor
16. Deandre Wilder
17. Kai-Leon Herbert
18. Robert Burns
19. Jhavonte Dean
20. Brian Polendey
21. Mike Harley
22. Zach Feagles
23. Cade Weldon
24. Zach Dykstra

LULZ at my dude putting Cade Weldon behind Feagles.
I'm not as high on Weldon as everyone else is... Hopefully, I'm wrong.

Also, #PunterU

He might be a 4 yr starter for us, which would be pretty impactful.

I am surprised you have Dean so low though. He's got a easy path to being an instant impact guy. And as long as he can tackle well, I think he's our starter opposite Young.
I like Dean a lot & I never said he wouldn't be a starter, in fact I believe he will...
 

canes614

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1.Perry
2. Johnson
3. Thomas
4. Njoku
5. Donaldson
6. Dean
7.Garvin
8. Dallas
9. Bandy
10. Gaynor
11. Ford
12.Harley
13. Smith
14. Steed
15. Carter
16.Herbert
17.Wilder
18.Dykstra
19.Jennings
20.Feagles
21. Burns
22. Hillery
23. Weldon
24. Polendy
 
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1. Navaughn Donaldson
2. N'Kosi Perry
3. Trajan Bandy
4. DJ Johnson
5. Waynmon Steed
6. Deejay Dallas
7. Amari Carter
8. Jonathan Garvin
9. Jeff Thomas
10. Zalontae Hillery
11. Derrick Smith
12. Evidence Njoku
13. Jon Ford
14. Bradley Jennings Jr
15. Corey Gaynor
16. Deandre Wilder
17. Kai-Leon Herbert
18. Robert Burns
19. Jhavonte Dean
20. Brian Polendey
21. Mike Harley
22. Zach Feagles
23. Cade Weldon
24. Zach Dykstra

LULZ at my dude putting Cade Weldon behind Feagles.
I'm not as high on Weldon as everyone else is... Hopefully, I'm wrong.

Also, #PunterU

He might be a 4 yr starter for us, which would be pretty impactful.

I am surprised you have Dean so low though. He's got a easy path to being an instant impact guy. And as long as he can tackle well, I think he's our starter opposite Young.
I like Dean a lot & I never said he wouldn't be a starter, in fact I believe he will...

I know you didn't say he wouldn't be a starter, but having Wilder and Jennings above him seems crazy to me. Those two wont be able to do much if anything the next 2 years. And if Dean can step up he might be the most important addition on defense next yr.
 

tpres

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1. Navaughn Donaldson
2. DJ Johnson
3. Jeff Thomas
4. Cade Weldon - Future starting QB here if we have any chance on taking a step to being better
5. This is where it gets dicey for me. 1 of these 3 kids fall into this position
Trajan Bandy, Garvin or Dean

Then it is anyones guess. depends if anyone steps forward and exceeds my expectations.
 

BALLHAWKU

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my only concern is not getting more than one DT. At least two or three every year just like OL
 

grover

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1. Perry
2. Donaldson
3. Johnson
4. Thomas
5. Garvin
6. Dallas
7. Ford
8. Njoku
9. Carter
10. Harley
11. Dean
12. Herbert
13. Bandy
14. Steed
15. Hillery
16. Burns
17. Wilder
18. Smith
19. Gaynor
20. Dykstra
21. Polendy
22. Weldon
23. Feagles
24. Jennings

Best part of the class is the depth of talent. Unlike Golden's and of Shannon's classes, the bottom half of this class is still very solid. My only ? is Jennings.
 

BALLHAWKU

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something about a 4.4 LB coming in around 220 who has the frame to add 30 pnds on . With this style D i think i will move him in my top 3. Than Dean tall and fast if he stays the two years to get developed will be a early draft pick. Gavin is my other one
 

863cane

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Dont forget bout Lorenzo Grigio & UM sprinter Brandon Taylor both of these guys will fill some big opens!
 
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