Chat with Scouts Inc.'s Jeremy Green
Green writes regularly for ESPN.com's NFL Insider section and is a former NFL scout and director of pro personnel for the Cleveland Browns.
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Jeremy Green (4:04 PM)
Welcome to Green Nation and Foooooootballlll friday...
Paul (Knoxville, TN)
What do you think the odds are that the Browns trade Brady Quinn and select Mark Sanchez at #5?
Jeremy Green (4:05 PM)
Not sure why they would do that? They are not even sure what they have in Quinn to this point and he is much further ahead then Sanchez because he has 2- more years of experience
Jose(Bay Shore, NY)
Hey Jeremy i had a question about the Giants, who do you think there gonna pull the trigger on Boldin, Edwards or Ocho Cinco and who's the better fit?
Jeremy Green (4:07 PM)
I think they have a better chance of pulling the trigger on Edwards or Chad Johnson because I do not thing they want to part with their #1 overall pick and the only one of the 3 I would give a one for is Boldin. The Eagles have more ammo to make a deal for Boldin. I think Edwards might actually be the best fit for their offense anyways.
Marc ( City of Brotherly Love)
Happy Green Day!!! With the acquisition of Jason Peters from the Bills. Do the Eagles now have the best offensive line in the NFL? Is this the right move JG or should they have pursued Edwards or Boldin? Thanks
Jeremy Green (4:10 PM)
Deal is not done yet.. that is why I just said the Eagles have more ammo to make a deal... if the Peters deal goes through them and Giants would be in the same boat on a Boldin deal. The Eagles are a top 3 OL with Peters and a healthy Andrews. Yes.
Dwight New Castle Delaware
Will Braylon Edwards be a good fit for the Giants? If he would be a good fit can u tell me why would he be?
Jeremy Green (4:13 PM)
I think he is the best ft of the 3 because he can get vertical and that was the element the Giants missed when Plax was suspended. Boldin is more of an underneath receiver and Johnson to me is just a guy at this point... aging... not a good route runner and when a WR gets older and loses a step he has to be a great route runner to separate and Chad isn't.
Sean (TR NJ)
Hi Jeremy thanks for the time. I see a lot of mock drafts with the Dolphins taking WR. Is that wise considering our needs on defense? what is the biggest need for the Dolphins in your opinion?
Jeremy Green (4:15 PM)
I still think the biggest need is WR but I still think they need some help at both CB and DS as well. I am hearing that Heyward Bey is the guy they are targeting and would likely go another direction of Nicks were there and Heyward Bey were gone.
John Smoots (charlotte NC,)
what position do the panthers need to fill the most? where would they get the player? when would they get him? who would it be?
Jeremy Green (4:19 PM)
I think their biggest need is QB because if you at the 2nd half of the season I think Jake Delhomme as hit the wall. Deending on what happens with Peppers I also think DE would be a need... DT as well. They do not pick until round 2 so they will be looking at guys like John Brace, Fili Moala, Jarron Gilbert of they go DT
Brent (Greenville, NC)
Thanks for taking the time to answer our draft questons. What do the Raiders do with their first pick? Are they going to go WR or LT? If they go WR, do they have a legit shot at picking Crabtree?
Jeremy Green (4:20 PM)
I would be shocked if they go WR... I doubt OT as Al I think it still sting from Gallery. Hard to get stuff out of Oakland but I have heard they are aplit on Crabtree and Maclin and Davis like Maclin because Al loves speed.
Rick (Long Island,NY)
Yes! JG! The crack of the chatrooms returns, I need my fix! What side of the Cutler/Broncos breakup do you side on,do you think Orton can hold down the fort and keep the team in the race?
Jeremy Green (4:23 PM)
I think both teams won. Denver gets rid of a QB McDaniels did not want. The Bears get a face for the franchise and I still say it is at a good price. Technically they did not give up two 1's since they would have gone QB and probably reached for Freeman anyways. As for Orton the guy is a winner and I think he will play well with better talent around him now.
Where would Holt be the best fit?
Jeremy Green (4:24 PM)
Tennesse. I think he is a nice fit in the offense and their ability to consistently make you put 8 defenders in the box gives him a lot of 1x1 opportunites.
it looks like the eagles have aquired peters from the bills. what do they do with 21st pick(RB/TE/WR)and who would be there for them to pick up. do they sitll have a shot at landing boldin or ocho cinco before the draft??
Jeremy Green (4:27 PM)
Still has to pass the physical and still needs to get a long term deal. It should get done though. I so not think they go WR.. I don't think they want another younf receiver and I think they would still part with that other #1 right now if Arizona would do the deal. Reid is clearly loading up for right now because this teams window is the next two years. If they keep the pick I think they go RB.
Jeremy (San Luis Obispo)
Your thoughts on Ramses Barden and where you think he will go?
I'm overrated. I allowed more sacks than half the other LTs in the league and only played 10 games. Your thoughts?
Jeremy Green (4:32 PM)
I don't really agree with that. He clearly did not play as well last year but he was also clearly out of shape. When he is in shape and attending workouts (2-yrs ago) he was one of the better LT's in the NFL
Why are the Redskins so dumb? Are they seriously going to try trading up to get Sanchez? *jumps off of bridge*
Jeremy Green (4:36 PM)
WOW.. now that made me laugh. Campbell is a UFA at the end of the year so I guess they are trying to protect themselves. I would keep Campbell who I think will only get better in this system. He was restricted some before this past season in a conservative Gibbs offense. Good news for Redskins fans at least in the sense that if they did move up for Sanchez Campbell won't tank. I honestly think it would cost Washington. Campbell would then be basically trying out for any team looking for a QB next season in free agency which leads me to beleive he is going to have a big 2009 season.
Sean (TR NJ)
WR for the Dolphins seems premature at best. Why get a deep threat if you can't get it to him? Unless there is more to the Henne situation than meets the eye? Your thoughts.
Jeremy Green (4:37 PM)
Pennington is playing QB for this team for one more season. You do not take a WR if you love him because first of all there is no WR in this draft that is going to have a huge early impact if draft trends stay the same in that WR's are slow to develop.
Steve (Cincy, OH)
What is Chad Ocho Cinco's trade value? 3rd Rounder?
Jeremy Green (4:39 PM)
I would not give up more then a 3rd rounder for him and how bad is this organiztion? Think about this Bengals fans!! You could have gotten two 1's last year and said NO!! Terrible
B (b-more, md)
please give me hope that the 49ers aren't going to ruin this draft by taking Sanchez if he is available at 10. what do you see them doing? any chance they trade down?
Jeremy Green (4:41 PM)
Well I think they would take Sanchez if her were there. I think someone would trade ahead of them though. I think Jacksonville is the team to watch in terms of trades occuring because they want to move down and Sanchez could go in that spot. If he falls SF will take him. If he is gone I think they take the OT that is left.
Marc ( City of Brotherly Love)
Jeremy in your opinion what draft day trade must get done?
Jeremy Green (4:43 PM)
Boldin. I thought the relationship had a chance to improve but when Whisenhunt came out a few days ago and said they would listen to trades it set Boldin off again.
Who is the better prospect: Josh Freeman or Mark Sanchez?
Jeremy Green (4:43 PM)
I think Josh Freeman will eventually be better even though Sanchez is a little more polished right now.
Does'nt it make more sense for any team aspiring to win now to trade their first rounder for Boldin/Edwards? Seems to me if you are NYJ,NYG,PHIL,or MINN it is a no-brainer. Thoughts?
Jeremy Green (4:45 PM)
No question about it especially from the standpoint that both the Eagles and Giants are in the same division. The one that does not pull the trigger and could have and loses him will probably haunt them cuz you have to face the guy two times maybe three times because both shold be in the playoffs.
Bret (Kansas City, MO)
With the Chiefs bulking up at LB, do you think it is a possibility that the Chiefs pass up on Curry and take Crabtree at No. 3? Considering Haley would like to start a new WR combo with Crabtree/Bowe like he had in Arizona.
Jeremy Green (4:48 PM)
The only was I see them going crabtree is if Curry were gone say at #2 to the Rams. I agree with your thoughts in regards to Haley but Pioli I think would lean towards defense and Pendergast is a great DC. Look what he did with moving guys around in AZ... curry is the most versatile defensive player in this draft.
Paulie (Slippery Rock, PA)
The Steelers are going to have to add a receiver to push Limas Sweed, who is now the #3 WR. Will they sign a veteran receiver or get someone late in the draft? What should they do?
Jeremy Green (4:50 PM)
I think Pittsburgh will go WR in the 2nd or 3rd round... maybe even in the first depending who were still on the board. I really think they would and should be able to go Center in the first round with Alex Mack
Are the Giants still favorites to win NFC East after getting rid of Plaxico? They weren't the same team without him last season.
Jeremy Green (4:51 PM)
I don't think so. I think right now the Eagles are the favorite in the East and after their schedule came out Cowboys fans must be in hiding because there haven't been any Cowboys questions in this chat.
On pure talent, isn't BJ Raji a certain top five pick?
Jeremy Green (4:52 PM)
Yes. However I think he could drop a little and it has nothing to do with that SI report. There just are not many teams looking DT in the top 10. Detroit needs one but he is not going one. CLE would if they moved Rogers. Maybe Green Bay since they are going to the 3-4
Beau Austin (Jacksonville, Fl)
What are the chances that the Jaguars try to talk trade with Arizona for Boldin. Im a big FSU Fan and Boldin is the man. What do u think about Boldin in Jacksonville, Is it a long shot??
Jeremy Green (4:54 PM)
I think that is a HUGE long shot. They are not giving up a top 10 pick and the Jags have been passive to say the least after all their poor moves last season. They need to keep and even add picks by moving down after giving up 4 selections for Harvey last season.
Scott (San Antonio)
Is Dallas better off with or without TO, Can Roy Williams replace him?
Jeremy Green (4:56 PM)
As much as it pains me to say this, they are not better without him because he can still play. Williams will be much better now that he knows the system.
Sean (TR NJ)
Scott: Easily put no. But the real thing to ask is if it will help with overall cohesiveness which I think yes
Jeremy Green (4:56 PM)
Dwight New Castle Delaware
Will the cowboys make it to the playoffs this year if not why?
Jeremy Green (4:59 PM)
No. This team is not better right now then the one that finished out of the playoffs last season. They still have a hole at WR. CB used to be a strength and now it is a ? O-line still can't pass protect and they have a brutal December where they are just awful
Josh R Boston Ma
Do you think that New England will draft a RB first and shock people, knowing they have a geritol crew in the linebacker core. Or do they go LB and who? (We'll take anyone from USC)
Jeremy Green (4:59 PM)
I think they go LB and it will be the USC LB that is left.
Jeremy, where do Broncos go in draft? With even a respectable defense, can they contend, I think Orton can be steady...
Jeremy Green (5:01 PM)
I think they go D with the first pick. I mean BJ Raji could fall into their lap and that is a no brainer. If he were gone I think they go Maualuga at LB. WIth their 2nd pick in the round they could do D again if Malcolm Jenkins were on the board. I think RB Moreno is a possibility as well.
Josh R Boston Ma
Will we suffer now that Pioli has left. Is there any chance that he was the mastermind behind the draft?
Jeremy Green (5:05 PM)
No I don't think so. Belichick worked well with Pioli but Bill B is a darn good perssonel guy.
I'm so sick of hearing Steelers fans talk about how great their franchise is. The only reason they won it all last year is because Brady wasn't out there. They should give Pollard a SB ring for taking him out. Anyway, are my Pats still the favorites going into this season?
Jeremy Green (5:06 PM)
Stop Elliot. Pittsburgh punked NE this year in their house and it was not because Brady was not on the field.
Jon (Charlotte, NC)
What do you think the 49ers will do with the 10th pick in the draft? Are the rumors of them making a move for Quinn true?
Jeremy Green (5:07 PM)
There is some talk about Quinn. If Sanchez is there they won't pass on him. If he is gone they take Oher.
You're from Pittsburgh so I'll ask you... Do Pittsburgh fans ever SHUT UP?!?! I had to listen to them talk about the Steelers winning the Super Bowl. Now I have to listen to them talk about how the Penguins are going to win it all. And I'm sure I'll hear more Steelers talk after the draft. And yes, my name is really Sidney. Please kill me...
Jeremy Green (5:08 PM)
I love it.
If the T-Jax/Sage experiment fails this year, is Chili on the hot seat?
Jeremy Green (5:09 PM)
Chilly is already on the hot seat.
Josh R Boston Ma
If Brady was hgealthy last season he would have 4 rings. Can't stop moss and Brady or welker and Brady for that matter
Jeremy Green (5:10 PM)
I can't believe Pats fans are delusional enough to basically say that Pittsburgh's SB Championship is tainted. And for those of you with short memories the Giants beat the Pats with D. Brady or no Brady the Pitt D would have handled the Pats.
Ok, what does he have to do this year not to get fired?
Jeremy Green (5:11 PM)
A division title and one playoff win. It might also help if he tried to be a little less SMUG!
Greener, where's the love for the true Green Nation chat fans? I have not seen one of the regulars get answered today!
Jeremy Green (5:12 PM)
I did not want to hand out tissues today
Everyone (Except Boston)
Thank God the Patriots weren't in the Super Bowl this year and the Celtics won't be in the NBA Championship this year and hopefully the Sox are in the World Series. SHUT UP BOSTON!!!!
The Chargers are easily the most talented team in the west but could you see KC givin them a run with the additions they have made?
Jeremy Green (5:13 PM)
No they are better then people think though. I think they will have a chance to play spolier but I think they are one year away. This is a young team after a great draft last year and Pioli will deliever another great one this year.
I hate to say this, but no contest Boston fans are worse than Pitt fans. Not even close.
Hey, Elliot from Boston is they last person who should be talking about annoying fans. Red Sox/Pats/any other Boston fans are hands down the most annoying in sports! Nobody likes them!
49ers have any shot at Crabtree?
Jeremy Green (5:16 PM)
Yes because of the foot injury but how could the Jags pass. Troy Williamson is listed as a starter right now. They have without question the worst WR unit in the NFL right now.
Agreeing with everyone
Yeah, seriously. It's hard to imagine, but somehow Boston fans are now more hated than NY fans. Way to go Boston!
I thought Chili was the guy who groomed McNabb into a great QB, so why hasn't Tjack developed into a legit starter?
Jeremy Green (5:17 PM)
Well lets start with McNabb being the 3rd overall pick in the draft. T-Jack is from a small school with a non sophisticated passing offense and the Vikes traded into round two and reached. McNabb has more talent Jeff.
Tyler (Youngstown, OHIO)
What about the browns' o-fense this year now that they're geting rid of their playmakers?
Jeremy Green (5:18 PM)
You got it... what about it? It's not going to be very good.
Mike (San Diego)
JG, do you and your Boyz from Scouts Inc. ever just sit around an giggle about some of these moves that are made? You guys could do a better job than 80% of the front offices...at least
Jeremy Green (5:19 PM)
Jeremy Green (5:20 PM)
OK guys... it has been fun. next week I am going BIG... I will hang out for two hours maybe even longer... it could be a Green Nation chat marathon... It is the night before the draft and we are going to get down Green Nation Style.
Jeremy Green (5:21 PM)
Everyone have a great weekend... I am out of here..... C-yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
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