The Houston Texans have agreed with the Los Angeles Rams on a trade for wide receiver Brandin Cooks in Texas. In return, L.A. will receive a second round pick in the upcoming draft.
Specifically, the Texans send the 57th pick overall to the Rams and, in addition to Cooks, also receive a four-round pick in the Draft 2022, as several media reports unanimously.
The Rams had received Cooks before the 2018 season for a first-round pick from the New England Patriots – including their four-round pick – and then negotiated a five-year contract for $ 81 million. With the said contract, the Rams now have to accept $ 21.8 million in dead money in the 2020 season, after having already paid the wide receiver $ 4 million in a squad bonus shortly after the start of the new league year.
Cooks thus played for the Rams for two years and caught 122 passes for 1787 yards and 7 touchdowns.
Cooks is entering its seventh NFL season and will do so for its fourth team. Cooks was originally the 20th pick overall in the 2014 draft for the New Orleans Saints and was traded to the Patriots in 2017.
Thanks to the Cooks trade, the Texans now only have two picks on the first two days of the NFL draft (April 23-25) – the 40th pick in round 2 from the Cardinals (for Hopkins) and their own 90. Total pick in round 3.
The Los Angeles Rams picked a total of nine players in the previous draft. But instead of providing answers, there are now even more question marks as to which plan the General Manager Les Snead front office is pursuing.
As in previous years, the rams went into this year’s draft without a first round pick and only picked on the second day. The decision was made by Florida State’s Running Back Cam Ackers. Ackers will probably go snaps early because with his yards after contact and his running style he fits perfectly into the system of head coach Sean McVay. He could well take on the role of Gurley, even if he is a lot smaller than his predecessor.
So while the value is definitely there, Ackers’ position is causing discussion. Running backs are less and less valued in today’s NFL, which is why many analysts and experts are very critical of high picks for this position. In addition, at number 52 with linebacker Josh Uche (went to 60 to the New England Patriots) and o-liner Josh Jones (went to 82 to the Arizona Cardinals), there were even better talents that would have covered important needs with the Rams.
The next surprise came five picks later when the Rams for Jefferson Wide Receiver pulled out. After Trade from Brandin Cooks to the Houston Texans, the Rams have a need for a receiver. Therefore, it is not surprising at first glance that the Rams got a receiver early. But many experts see many similarities to Cooper Kupp in Jefferson. Both are good route runners and do a lot of things very well. Therefore, the Rams fans are already worried that Jefferson will be the successor, because Kupp’s contract expires in 2021 and it is still unclear whether it will be extended.
McVay also called Cooks’ trade “a vote of confidence” for Josh Reynolds to get more snaps. This can now be doubted, because a player who has been picked so high will surely see his snaps. In addition, the Rams have used their tight ends Tyler Highbee and Gerald Everett more often in the past season, playing less with three receiver sets than in the previous season. That’s why Reynolds could possibly be on the go because his contract will expire next year.
Tight end is a good cue because the Rams brought Brycen Hopkins a new man for the position in the fourth round. Hopkins is an interesting man who, for Pro Football Focus, is the tight end in this draft class that people like to watch. It has explosiveness and showed some great catches. But his big problem is drops, because 22 drops with 152 catchable balls are simply too much. Furthermore, the Rams already have two good tight ends, which is why he will probably not see much playing time this year.
That could change in 2021 or even earlier, because the Everett contract expires next year and an extension now seems increasingly unlikely. This pick shows foresight, but at number 126, which was given to the Texans (for which they received picks number 136, 248 and 250), better players like linebacker Troy Dye (went to 132 to the Minnesota Vikings) would have been available, that would have addressed the needs immediately.
They now have three players for one position on the position of the kicker. Before the draft, the Rams Austin MacGinnis and Lirim Harjalluh signed two kickers and then decided to pick Sam Sloman at number 248. The Miami, Ohio kicker turned 86.7 percent of his field goals last year, missing just three out of 115 extra points at college. It all boils down to a tough competition between the three, at the end of which the fans hope for a reliable successor to Greg Zuerlein. Since he was picked only seven spots before the end of the draft, the Rams could have gotten another player, for example, urgently needed help for the O-Line.
The first and only pick for the O-Line was at number 250, where they got Guard Tremayne Anchrum. He started 30 games at college and will be taking a backup role. But why there wasn’t any help for the O-Line, which had problems in the middle of last year, Snead explained as follows: “We have drafted young players in the last two or three years. I have played several times Said: Many of the players like David Edwards and Bobby Evans got game time last year, although we actually wanted to develop them as a backup for another year, and we have a good feeling that if we develop the players, we will have a solid offensive line . ”
Snead is absolutely right, as they drafted numerous o-liners alongside Edwards and Evens Joseph Noteboom, Brian Allen and Austin Corbett. But it is also true that Noteboom and Allen could not convince until they were injured. Both were pushed back too often, so quarterback Jared Goff didn’t get the time.
Despite all the corrected criticism for the picks or the unelected players, Snead has brought three good players for defense with Outside Linebacker Terrell Lewis, Safety Terrell Burgess and Inside Linebacker Clay Johnston. Lewis is at risk due to his injury history, but should he stay fit, the experts consider him a player who can put double-digit sack numbers.
Burgess, on the other hand, is a versatile safety that can also be set up as a slot cornerback. He will compete with David Long Jr. and enable the Rams to play a lot in dime and “big nickel” formations. This will probably only have an inside linebacker on the field and that could be Johnston, who was very happy to be picked by the Rams.
All in all, however, it remains a draft that gives more questions than answers. What will the Starting O-Line look like? Will Darrell Henderson Starting Running Back or Cam Ackers? Who will be the new number 3 in Receiver Corps? Will Kupp, Reynolds and Everett leave the Rams next year? And who will be the next best pass rusher behind Aaron Donald? There will probably be no answers for that in the near future.
Does this draft mean the next dawn in Green Bay? In 2008 Aaron Rodgers (then 24) inherited quarterback legend Brett Favre (then 35), now the Packers have probably signed his successor.
Young quarterback Jordan Love (21 / Utah State) is the name of the Packers’ first round pick, who is very happy about his new club and teacher Rodgers: “I’m super excited. I can learn a lot from Aaron Rodgers. ”Love was named a college player for the New Mexico Bowl MVP in 2018 (passes over 359 yards and four touchdowns).
Jordan Love watches the draft with his familyPhoto: / AP Photo / dpa
As soon as Love is a “cheesehead”, speculation is increasing that he could immediately displace the 36-year-old Rodgers and the quarterback star could in turn take over the legacy from Tom Brady (43 / to Tampa Bay) at the New England Patriots.
Because of the corona pandemic, the NFL draft was only virtual this year. All coaches and managers worked from home and were in contact via the Internet, telephone and cell phone, all players sat at home in front of the screens. The draft lasts a total of seven rounds and three days. The 2022 event was given to Las Vegas, next year it will be in Cleveland.
The first pick of the Cincinnati Bengals was quarterback Joe Burrow (23 / Louisiana State University), who won the Heisman Trophy as the best college football player in the USA with 60 touchdown passes thrown. Burrow to ESPN: “A dream comes true.”
The Miami Dolphins dared to hire quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (23, Alabama), who is recognized as an outstanding talent. But his choice was questionable because of a hip injury. The Los Angeles Chargers grabbed Justin Herbert (22 / Oregon Ducks) as a new playmaker.
Overview of all picks:
1) Cincinnati Bengals: Joe Burrow, QB, Louisiana State University 2) Washington Redskins: Chase Young, DE, Ohio State 3) Detroit Lions: Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State 4) New York Giants: Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia 5) Miami Dolphins: Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama 6) Los Angeles Chargers: Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon 7) Carolina Panthers: Derrick Brown, OT, Auburn 8) Arizona Cardinals: Isaiah Simmons, OLB, Clemson 9) Jacksonville Jaguars: CJ Henderson, CB, Florida 10) Cleveland Browns: Jedrick Wills Jr., OT, Alabama 11) New York Jets: Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville 12) Las Vegas Raiders: Henry Ruggs III (WR, Alabama) 13) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Tristan Wirfs (T, Iowa) 14) San Francisco 49ers: Javon Kinlaw (DT, South Carolina) 15) Denver Broncos: Jerry Jeudy (WR, Alabama) 16) Atlanta Falcons: A.J. Terrell (CB, Clemson) 17) Dallas Cowboys: CeeDee Lamb (WR, Oklahoma) 18) Miami Dolphins: Austin Jackson (T, USC) 19) Las Vegas Raiders: Damon Arnette (CB, Ohio State) 20) Jacksonville Jaguars: K’Lavon Chaisson (DE, LSU) 21) Philadelphia Eagles: Jalen Reager (WR, Texas Christian) 22) Minnesota Vikins: Justin Jefferson (WR, LSU) 23) Los Angeles Chargers: Kenneth Murray (LB, Oklahoma) 24) New Orleans Saints: Cesar Ruiz (C, Michigan) 25) San Francisco 49ers: Brandon Aiyuk (WR, Arizona State) 26) Green Bay Packers: Jordan Love (QB, Utah State) 27) Seattle Seahawks: Jordyn Brooks (LB, Texas Tech) 28) Baltimore Ravens: Patrick Queen (LB, LSU) 29) Tennessee Titans: Isaiah Wilson (T, Georgia) 30) Miami Dolphins: Noah Igbinoghene (CB, Auburn) 31) Minnesota Vikings: Jeff Gladney (CB, Texas Christian) 32) Kansas City Chiefs: Clyde Edwards-Helaire (RB, LSU)
Day 2 of the NFL draft is here – and there is still a lot of quality on the board. When does Jalen Hurts leave? When is the next run on Wide Receiver – and when will the running backs go? SPOX Day 2 also ticks live.
NFL Draft 2020: Day 2 in the LIVETICKER
Eagles get Jalen Hurts – Rams on RB again!
2.48 a.m .: Epenesa will presumably play outside in the base, then inside on the defensive line in the sub-package. Has enormous power, very strong hands, good anchor against the run. Epenesa doesn’t have athletics or agilityto pass all three downs outside and in the room. But definitely a value pick at the spot.
2.47 a.m .: 54th PICK – A.J. EPENESA, EDGE, IOWA!
2.44 a.m .: Okay, I absolutely never saw this pick coming. Maybe plan the Eagles Taysom Hill packages for hurts? Then that’s an extreme one Luxury pick.
Hurts is a power option quarterbackwho is not afraid to go downhill. Not quite as physical as Cam Newton, but more athletic – as a running QB type, it goes in a similar direction, and qualities as downfield registers that have been repeatedly indicated can support a Cam Newton comparison. The big question will be: how much can he improve as a register? Hurts’ footwork and release definitely surprised me positively, he feels best at RPOs without a doubt, or when he can get out of his pocket by design during rollouts.
And: he has several “highlight” moments when he himself converts a broken play into a big play. Pressure in the pocket, on the other hand, causes him quite a bit of trouble, he has average accuracy and anticipation and the whole mental processing part is too slow. Thereby he often holds the ball too long and misses opportunities. Conversely, it starts too often after the first read or otherwise leaves a clean pocket too hastily. It’s for me a high end backup for the NFL maybe with potential for more, also because he has such a great reputation as a character and as a leader.
2.39 a.m .: The Rams invested two third-round picks last year to get Henderson – and now are you investing your highest pick in another running back this year ?! After last season, how do you conclude that running back was the big problem? Difficult to understand.
Compared to the other top backs in the draft, Akers didn’t have the luxury of a good offensive line – and was a prime example of how important circumstances are for a running back. Was regularly tackled before or directly on the line of scrimmage and at the same time didn’t have the power or the agility to constantly create plays in a confined space. Due to the difficult circumstances, his vision can only be assessed to a limited extent. What you can say: Akers shows patience with his reads – sometimes too much “dancing in the backfield” – he can navigate through narrow gaps and he had some good snaps as a wildcat quarterback.
Several of his big plays also came as a result of “Effort”. As a pass-blocker he has a few dropouts, but overall he is physically and willing. But as a receiver, it does not run any sharp routes, as a runner he is not very efficient and in the passing game he still decided too many drops (9 out of 77 catchable passports PFF). Akers could put on good stats in a good situation in the NFL – but that can be said about many running backs.
2.37 a.m .: 52. PICK – LOS ANGELES RAMS: CAM AKERS, RB, FLORIDA STATE!
2.34 a.m .: Yesterday the cowboys gave up secondary because CeeDee Lamb fell in their lap – and now they are attacking enormously Cornerback value in round 2. Diggs is a large, physical press corner. Plays aggressively against the run, has good ball skills, good balance for its size and power. It is still a little raw and partly in the route to grabby, but this is here a great pick for Dallas.
2.32 a.m .: I don’t think anything of the Kmet pick, that’s what the Bears do right value from here. Johnson is crazy game intelligent, a fantastic zone corner. Misleads quarterbacks, is considered a tape freak, reads plays extremely quickly and correctly so often. Large, long arms, plays physically. He doesn’t have the top athletics or agility to consistently win as a man corner. But for a zone scheme, I had Johnson as a first round talent on my board.
2.28 a.m .: Claypool, which some see as a tight end, has a huge frame, but moves surprisingly fluently and agile. Some very good cuts and routes, shows good Body control in the catch and good hands. It is not a receiver that constantly wins over separation – on the contrary, this is more of one of its major weaknesses. The explosiveness at release is also more than manageable.
Instead, he scores with physique and catch radius. In addition, he was surprisingly good after the catch, once again with power, but also with impressive cuts and movements. Claypool had big plays downfield, and not infrequently, and getting him off his route is quite a challenge. In what he did route-technically he was relatively one-dimensional, but that potential for one Art “D.K. Metcalf light” is definitely here!
2.24 a.m .: That is a expensive uptrade for the Seahawks – and then you can also discuss the player. With Epenesa and Okwara still on the board, Taylor is a bit surprising here. Brings everything athletically, but is just extremely raw.
2.19 a.m .: Davidson played Edge in college, but is likely to move in in the NFL – the pick was just announced. Enormous power, very good explosiveness. But just can’t play in the room. As a tackle alongside Grady Jarrett, the value fits here.
2.16 a.m .: TRADE! The jets (# 48) go down, the Seahawks (# 59, # 101) go up.
2.13 p.m .: A pure slot receiver in college, and I don’t see him anywhere else, neither in the NFL. Hamler watching is simply fun – he explodes in his routes, is purely dangerous after the catch with his speed, his crazy changes of direction and his agility in general, shows great Cuts also in the route, his speed can vary within the route, and when he presses the accelerator pedal, he is gone. Of all the players I’ve seen, Hamler is the one I saw as the “Human Joystick” in this draft class would designate.
Additional He brings value as a returner and for jet sweeps and the like. Two key negative points: Hamler has obvious physical limitations; Contact in the route can throw him out completely, physical press corners with long arms will probably cause him some problems in the NFL. His footwork has to get a lot better so that he can consistently survive. The another problem is the drops: PFF got him with 12 drops on 70 catchable passports, a horror rate. He has a lot of body catches and jump balls or the like, he almost never wins. Here it has to become much more constant. A player for a clear role, but he could also be a lot of fun in the NFL.
The Broncos are definitely upgrading: Hamler and Jerry Jeudy, with Courtland Sutton and Noah Fant – enormous firepower in Mile High!
2.11 a.m .: An absolute one Playmaker. Insanely good anticipation, Ball skills, agility, physical tackling. Winfield flies through the area and is considered a fantastic leader. He doesn’t have the athletic ability of the top safeties in this class and doesn’t have the deep-field range that Ashtyn Davis has. But for Todd Bowles’ flexible defense, it’s a fantastic fit.
2.09 a.m .: 45th PICK – TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS: ANTOINE WINFIELD, S, MINNESOTA!
2.07 a.m .: Jedrick Wills and Grant Delpit – spectacular start in this draft for the Browns! Yes, Delpit has it enormous tackling problems, that’s why he fell until round 2. But: He is a fantastic matchup player in coverage. Explosive, detects plays quickly, long range, you can play zone and coverage. He has to improve the tackling problem, but he will become one have an immediate impact on the passing game from a defense perspective, no doubt!
2.01 a.m .: Kmet about Denzel Mims, and even within the tight-end group about Adam Trautman, is difficult to understand. Big, physical, power – a classic tight end. Can block in-line, good in short pass play. But athletics is easy limiting: Rarely separation against man coverage, little after the catch, no route runner, manageable value as a matchup weapon. I see clearly too high here.
1.56 a.m .: I didn’t get 100 percent warm with Shenault because he was for me noch is too little wide receiver and too “all-purpose weapon”. In the role he is undoubtedly good Shenault can be used outside, in the slot, from the backfield, as a wildcat quarterback and as a runner for jet sweeps and the like. But I wonder if it’s significant in the NFL more than one“Elite Gadget Player” will? For this, his route running, his feeling for coverages and his release would have to be a good deal better to win as a “real” receiver and to create in the NFL separation.
On the other hand, what does he already master brilliantly? Shenault wins Downfield, and it does so regularly. In Go-Routes in particular, it shows its explosiveness, and Shenault has very, very good hands – and immense power and explosiveness. Its agility in a tight space is particularly evident in comeback routes. If it improves in the receiver qualities, it could be really good. In any case, the fit is visible on the offense.
Draft: Dolphins strengthen line – Patriots get athletic freak Kyle Dugger
1.51 a.m .: The Colts trade up … for a running back? At least that’s surprising. Don’t get me wrong, Taylor is going to hang up behind this offensive line stats – but that’s the point somewhere, many running backs can do that, also in this draft.
Purely as a runner, I really liked Taylor’s tape. Has power and balance through contact, he regularly lets defenders out despite his size and physique and he shows lots of patience and vision. Taylor usually reads his blocks very reliably, gives the blockers time and sets his cuts while he is already reading the second level defenders. In addition, he emphasized the Combine, the straight-line speed, to be a big play runner on the next level too.
All of this makes him a “solid” running back, category Jordan Howard or DeMarco Murray. But I don’t see any more. For that it is still far too underdeveloped as a receiver, where he only ran minimal routes (and mostly mostly wooden ones) and still Drop problems would have. He is not explosive enough for start-stop qualities and he also had too big fumble problems in college. Taylor would be a great scheme fit for a team like the Titans, but is generally a versatile scheme fit. In Wisconsin also a lot of downhill power concepts in which he looked very good. I don’t see him as more than a 2-down runner at this point.
1.50 a.m .: 41st PICK – INDIANAPOLIS COLTS: JONATHAN TAYLOR, RB, WISCONSIN!
1.49 a.m .: TRADE! The colts come up, the browns go down.
1.47 a.m .: The Texans use the pick that they received from the Cardinals in the course of the DeAndre-Hopkins trade, that is, theirs To rebuild the defensive line. An extremely athletic defensive tackle, plays with explosiveness, can become a dangerous interior pass rusher. Often easy too fast and too explosive for guards. Has not yet begun to develop, but the potential is enormous!
1.44 a.m .: Funky physical player with lots of power. Hunt played tackle in college, is likely to play in the NFL switch to Guard. Agility and general agility may not be enough on tackle. But the Dolphins continue to build their offensive line …
1.40 a.m .: For Gross-Matos that was exactly the range on my board – and, according to Brown yesterday, it is finally clear how much that Prioritize Panthers the defensive line. Gross-Matos has long arms, huge reach, explosive and powerful. He has to become more constant, he has to play more controlled and he has to be even more flexible as a pass rusher. But the potential for a very good pass rusher is definitely there.
1.37 p.m .: 38th PICK – CAROLINA PANTHERS: YETUR GROSS-MATOS, DE, PENN STATE!
1.36 p.m .: That is a super exciting pick. Dugger played at Lenoir-Rhyne at an extremely low college football level, which sometimes makes his tape absurd – he was so clearly the one with a clear margin Most athletic player on the field. Explosive without end, outstanding combination, long arms, blatant acceleration, Big Hitter. Reads are definitely still inconsistent, it will take a lot of time in terms of anticipation – but which defense would be more exciting for an ultra-athletic, flexible safety than the hybrid patriots defense?
1.34 p.m .: 37th PICK – NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS: KYLE DUGGER, S, LENOIR-RHYNE!
Bengals get Higgins – McKinney falls to the Giants
1.33 p.m .: I really like this pick. McKinney was for me by far the greatest value, an ultra flexible matchup safety. Has played low, has played coverage in the slot, has great instincts in coverage. Anticipation, extremely intelligent. We really don’t know yet what the Giants want to do defensively – but if there is one flexible defense McKinney is a perfect defensive weapon for that. Was a top 12 player for me in this draft and a first round talent.
1.31: 36 PICK – NEW YORK GIANTS: XAVIER MCKINNEY, S, ALABAMA!
1.27 a.m .: Why do the Lions take a running back so high ?! That would be my first question here.
About the player: I really liked it my clear number 1 back in this class. Swift can accelerate to “2nd gear” in a flash, it is explosive, extremely agile and combines this with good reads and a good vision. His changes of direction seem to be effortless even at high speeds, He often lets tacklers get off in the backfield and his stop-and-go moves are well worth seeing.
With Swift it is not uncommon to feel that he moves away from the Snap with a different athleticism than the rest. That makes him one in the package very good runner who actually creates space – a quality that I have rarely seen in this draft class. But above all, there are his skills as a receiver: Swift shows consistently very good hands, he finds the ball even with more vertical routes and has run routes from all positions. A real 3-down-back and exactly what I want in the modern NFL.
1.23 p.m .: Michael Pittman could be a very good (big) slot / possession receiver. Can he also be an X receiver in the NFL? Short timing routes work incredibly consistently, he constantly works back to the ball, searches for and finds gaps against zone coverage and occupies them, always works to be open. For this he has excellent hands. Simply an enormous reliable receiver. And it’s not that he can’t win outside and / or downfield – he always does that with his build-up speed. Perhaps the best way to sum it up is that it is not his hobbyhorse.
His release against Press is still too shaky for that, his route running is not sharp enough for this and he then has problems creating separation. His best qualities (physique at catch point, hands, short cuts, understanding of coverage – on the other hand problems with press coverage and not exactly the most explosive, fastest or most agile player) would perhaps best be seen in a big slot role in the NFL. However, I would assume that the Colts used him as an X receiver compared to T.Y. See Hilton.
1:20: 34th PICK – INDIANAPOLIS COLTS: MICHAEL PITTMAN, WR, USC!
1.16 a.m .: I really liked Higgins on tape. An X receiver that’s surprising good speed, fantastic hands, very good body control and the ability to constantly make room for downfield combined into a great big play mix. Higgins beats press coverage because he has surprisingly fast feet on out and comeback routes it constantly creates space and with its catch radius, it is also vulnerable in difficult situations.
He still has to work on its release, it has to be done faster and more regularly and he has to use his hands better against press coverage. He is also nnot the athletic freak like Ruggs or Jeudy, and he doesn’t have Lamb’s run-after-catch capabilities, but he lacks agility. Nevertheless, Higgins brings a lot for me to become a classic X number 1 receiver in the NFL.
1.12: 33. PICK – CINCINNATI BENGALS: TEE HIGGINS, WR, CLEMSON!
1.01 a.m .: And that’s where the second day of the draft begins! ESPN-Insider Adam Schefter just announced that the Bengals won’t trade the pick. Denzel Mims and Tee Higgins would be conceivable here, but also Josh Jones and Safety Xavier McKinney.
0.47 a.m .: If the rumors are correct, we can expect numerous wide receivers today a run on the running backs. Dolphins, Rams, Buccaneers – several teams could strike early in the second round. My running back board after Clyde Edwards-Helaire is already gone looks like this:
NFL Draft 2020: who is under pressure – and what is happening today?
0.35 a.m .: Another look back at yesterday: The Vikings, who served both needs with very good players – even if I had taken Mims over 22 through Jefferson – got off to a very good start and were able to raise additional capital. Reagor to Philly, Lamb to Dallas and Queen to Baltimore are maybe the best fits and values in round 1 for me, also Aiyuk to San Francisco makes a lot of sense; I just don’t like the Uptrade here. The Niners only peck in rounds 5, 6 and 7. I didn’t like the start of the Chargers draft. Herbert at 6 is just too high for me, I just don’t see the quarterback talent. And for a linebacker who will wobble in coverage, invest two top 75 picks …
0.24 a.m .: Quarterback is always an issue for teams that could come up – but someone here wants Jalen Hurts or Jake Fromm so badly? The next one too Receiver run could announce itself; the Bengals, Colts, Giants, Jaguars and Bears are all receiver candidates. And then with Xavier McKinney and Grant Delpit, two – for me – first-round talents are available on Safety …
0.13 a.m .: The rumor mill is already bubbling: The Bengals and the Colts are said to be directly interested in trading down. With the quality that is still on the board, this is understandable. But: who could come up here?
0.08 a.m .: And with that we look directly at the start of the second draft day – these are the first picks of the evening:
Indianapolis Colts (via Redskins)
New York Giants
New England Patriots (via Chargers)
The most picks today are the Patriots (5), just the 49ers and Chargers have no picks. Both had traded up yesterday. The Bears, Bills, Colts, Patriots, Rams, Steelers and Texans will be pecking in this year’s draft for the first time.
Before Draft Day 2: One of the most exciting names today is Jalen Hurts. The Oklahoma quarterback and Heisman candidate reminds a little of Lamar Jackson in his facilities, even if the MVP is an even better athlete. Is there a team for him today that is willing to switch his offense to its athletic merits, perhaps to copy a little of the Ravens’ approach?
Before Draft Day 2: After it happened in the past few years that players were involved in the draft day trades, we did not see such on day 1. Will that change today? As is well known, there are some candidates. Especially Yannick Ngakoue comes into focus. The tablecloth between him and the jaguars appears to have been cut, but as can be heard from Duval, there were no requests for the Edge Rusher on Thursday.
So the first draft day went – and who is still there?
Before Draft Day 2: The Patriots chose no player last night and instead sent their pick to the Los Angeles Chargers for a second and third round pick. This also means that they now have five picks tonight. So a lot of ammunition for trades or actually players. And this raises the question of which construction sites are being tackled: tight end, maybe a quarterback today? Or will the defense be strengthened after numerous exits? It will be exciting.
Before Draft Day 2: Today there are a few waves of picks for certain positions. There are still a number of good safeties, but also running backs that are still waiting for a call from a team. So far, no safeties have been drawn, and only one running back with Clyde Edwards-Helaire (32nd pick to the chiefs).
Before Draft Day 2: Welcome to Day 2 of the NFL Draft 2020! You won’t miss anything here today either – all picks, lightning analyzes, needs. The DAZN NFL network stream start and read here, let’s go!
Before Draft Day 2: The first round started unexpectedly unspectacular – but it got exciting out the back, especially with the Packers decision for Jordan Love. You can find the recap for the first round here.
Draft 2020 started with teams attached to the script, without aggressive movements in search of a trade, but the calm eventually ended.
Both the Cincinnati Bengals and Washington Redskins played it safe with the best players available to fill their holes in the roster with quarterback Joe Burrow and quarterback Chase Young, respectively.
We had to wait until turn 12, with Las Vegas Raiders, to get our first surprise. With Jerry Jeudy and CeeDee Lamb available, the Raiders bet on the speed of Henry Ruggs III, who clocked 4.27 seconds during the 40-yard dash at the Talent Combo.
In the next turn, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers climbed a spot through a trade with the San Francisco 49ers to take offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs, a move clearly intended to protect the veteran quarterback. Tom bradyBut why go up a position when the Niners clearly had no intention of taking the offensive lineman?
The Denver Broncos’ pick on turn 15 with Jeudy paved the way for another surprise, when the Dallas Cowboys unexpectedly bumped into DeeLambs two places later and couldn’t resist the temptation to take the talented wide receiver from the Oklahoma Sooners. Now Dallas has on its roster Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott, Amari Cooper and Lamb, an attack that looks very powerful.
Everything seemed calm in the following innings, until the Green Bay Packers traded with the Miami Dolphins to climb to No. 26 to take on Utah State Aggies quarterback Jordan Love.
This movement is reminiscent of what happened in 2005, when Green Bay took Aaron Rodgers In the first round to become Brett Favre’s successor, today Rodgers seems to suffer the same fate as the man from whom he inherited the position.
It was clear that the Packers would eventually need a quarterback to succeed Rodgers, but it was surprising that they did so after arriving in the NFC Championship Game last season.
The Seattle Seahawks were not far behind and surprised by taking in linebacker Jordyn Brooks of the Texas Tech Red Raiders when Patrick Queen of LSU was available, considered one of the best prospects in the position.
In the next turn, the Baltimore Ravens didn’t miss the opportunity to take on Queen.
Although there were only four trades on the first day of the draft, the second-fewest since 2010, this was not an impediment for the teams to end up making some unexpected decisions that we will continue talking about in the coming days.
Without major jolts, the first round of the NFL Draft 2020 is history.
The first global team turned out to be the one that had been anticipated for several months, the one considered the most complete prospect was recruited quickly and as happens every year, several teams chose the best player available when it was their turn in the selection order, while others They made decisions that created bewilderment in more than one.
Let’s take an overview of what happened in the first round of the draft and the recruitment assessment.
CHASE YOUNG (OHIO STATE)
He was the best player available. He is a generational talent who has a peculiar combination of power and agility, great balance and long arms. Perhaps his only criticism is that it was not a factor in the Playoffs loss to Clemson.
As is often the case in Washington, owner Dan Snyder wants to be done, although this time, we can’t blame him. It is true that Washington’s defensive line is already one of its strengths, but that unit will be elite with Young. QUALIFICATION: 10
QB TUA TAGOVAILOA (ALABAMA)
In my opinion, the best quarterback in the 2020 Class. I haven’t seen foot mobility like Tua’s in a long time and his precision is that of a surgeon on intermediate and short routes. There are doubts about its durability, but its hip is seems to be 100 percent.
The franchise did a great job of sending smoke signals to divert attention. They have struggled to find a franchise quarterback, but Tua has an aura that will renew hopes in Miami. QUALIFICATION: 10
Green Bay Packers (Via change with Dolphins)
QB JORDAN LOVE (UTAH St.)
Perhaps the player with the highest ceiling in the draft. Love has a privileged arm and can shoot from different angles. The most accurate comparison would be with Patrick Mahomes.
He’s not ready to start in the NFL yet, but he could be deadly in a couple of years. You should improve your balance and your footwork.
Perhaps it is the most surprising team in the draft. Ironically, Aaron Rodgers He is currently the same age as Brett Favre when the Packers chose him as Favre’s successor. If Rodgers understands it, he is very smart. QUALIFICATION: 9
QB JOE BURROW (LSU)
He is considered the quarter with the fewest cracks in the draft and comes from having the best season in NCAA history. It has character, mobility, anticipation and its readings are fast. Its only deficiency is that it does not have the strongest arm.
It was the only option for Bengals, who need a hopeful player. Burrow’s personality will make a Cincinnati team believe they will win back Jonah Williams and A.J. Green. QUALIFICATION: 9
CB JEFF OKUDAH (OHIO St.)
He was the best cornerback available. It has the size, instincts, fluidity and character. There is a wide difference between him and the rest of the cornerbacks in this class and he is even one of the best prospects in the cornerback position in the last 5 years.
While the Lions heard offers to switch down the selection order, Okudah is a great Plan B when you consider that they needed a replacement for Darius Slay. QUALIFICATION: 9
DERRICK BROWN (AUBURN)
He is one of the draft’s top five talents and the best defensive tackle in the draw. It has the ideal combination of size, strength, and elusiveness, although you can still play with a lower center of gravity.
The Panthers could have quietly gone for the replacement for Luke Kuechly, but it’s hard to argue against this selection. They need help inside the defensive line that will provoke fear. QUALIFICATION: 9
T JEDRICK WILLS JR. (ALABAMA)
It is fabulous in pass protection and also efficient on the second level. It only allowed one catch throughout the year. It is flexible and strong. You must be a starter on the left side of the formation from the first day. QUALIFICATION: 9
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Via change with 49ers)
T / G TRISTAN WIRFS (IOWA)
He is an unusual athlete. He is the most versatile offensive lineman in the draft, although he may still be more consistent with his technique. He can play as a tackle and guard and well trained, he has the potential to be the best lineman in the draft.. QUALIFICATION: 9
WR JERRY JEUDY (ALABAMA)
The Broncos wanted a catcher for the opposite side of Courtland Sutton and to give even more weapons to Drew lock. Possibly they were surprised that Jeudy was available and did not hesitate to take it. QUALIFICATION: 9
WR CEE DEE LAMB (OKLAHOMA)
I imagine in Dallas they rubbed their hands to choose a deep defensive or defensive end, but with Lamb available, there was no doubt. The Dallas offense has just made a world better. QUALIFICATION: 10
WR JUSTIN JEFFERSON (LSU)
It is a great addition for Minnesota. After losing Stefon Diggs, coincided the best player available at that time, with the need of the Vikings team. QUALIFICATION: 9
New Orleans Saints
C CESAR RUIZ (MICHIGAN)
Most thought New Orleans was going to pick a linebacker or quarterback, but Sean Payton spoke of this need firsthand, and Ruiz is a phenomenal player. QUALIFICATION: 9
LB / S ISAIAH SIMMONS (CLEMSON)
He is one of the most versatile players in the draft, has extraordinary athletic ability, is phenomenal in coverage, and is a terror to rival quarterbacks when he approaches the line of scrimmage. It has no position, but I would call it a “defensive weapon.”
The Cardinals had a significant need on the offensive line, but I understand the temptation to choose a player with the talent of Simmons, who can revolutionize that defense. QUALIFICATION: 8
Kansas City Chiefs
RB CLYDE EDWARDS-HELAIRE (LSU)
This offensive is simply not going to be fair. The Chiefs lack a dynamic running back, and that’s exactly what Edwards-Helaire has to offer. Swift is my favorite runner, but Edwards-Helaire fits better. QUALIFICATION: 8
LB PATRICK QUEEN (LSU)
The Ravens needed help on the second tier of that defense, and while Queen isn’t the greatest, she offers the versatility coach John Harbaugh likes. QUALIFICATION: 8
New York Jets
T MEKHI BECTON (LOUISVILLE)
He is a mountain of human being who is extraordinary when it comes to blocking in ground play and surprisingly skillful and coordinated in protection in aerial play. It weighs 364 pounds and has ballerina feet. He would have tested positive for marijuana in the Scouting Combine.
While some Jets fans wanted a catcher, GM Joe Douglas had made it clear that he wanted to bolster the offensive line and protect Sam Darnold. I liked Wirfs. QUALIFICATION: 7
New York Giants
T ANDREW THOMAS (GEORGIA)
It can occupy any of the two tackle positions. It has a very strong lower body and has good use of hands. He has very few flaws in his game. While the ceiling is not as high as others, it is a solid prospect.
The Jets are another team that thought about shifting down. Now, if they stayed in this position, an offensive tackle was a no-brainer, given that that offensive line was porous last year. QUALIFICATION: 6
Los Angeles Chargers
JUSTIN HEBERT (OREGON)
Herbert makes you fall in love with his physical attributes. He’s the prototypical size for a quarterback, however, he sometimes relies too heavily on his arm rather than anticipating routes and that could cost him dearly among the pros. His weakness: inconsistency.
While the franchise has praised Tyrod TaylorIt was clear that they needed a quarterback. Herbert has a great arm, but maybe he’ll have to be a substitute for a year to potentially shine in 2021. QUALIFICATION: 6
Las Vegas Raiders
WR HENRY RUGGS (ALABAMA)
He is the most vertical receiver in the draft. A pure sprinter who is a constant threat to find the promised land. He may be more precise on his routes, but his athletic ability makes him disguise some deficiencies.
It was clear that the Raiders had to strengthen the receiving corps and Ruggs was going to help them, but, they chose the third best prospect in the position of this class. Davis would have liked it. QUALIFICATION: 6
San Francisco 49ers
DT JAVON KINLAW (SOUTH CAROLINA)
Another team that calmly could have chosen a receiver with their first selection of the initial round, but with the loss of DeForest Buckner, they chose to replace him with a great talent like Kinlaw. The 49ers’ defensive line is still elite. QUALIFICATION: 6
WR BRANDON AIYUK-WR (ARIZONA STATE)
We continued with the 49ers, who chose with their second recruitment of the first round a receiver that fits perfectly with their offensive system, since they needed a threat in the deep game. QUALIFICATION: 7
WR JALEN REAGOR (TCU)
Philadelphia desperately needed a catcher. In fact, they looked like a team from another era in a fast era. Reagor will bring that change of pace they need. QUALIFICATION: 7
LB PATRICK QUEEN (LSU)
The Ravens needed help on the second tier of that defense, and while Queen isn’t the greatest, she offers the versatility coach John Harbaugh likes. QUALIFICATION: 8
Los Angeles Chargers (Via change with Patriots)
LB KENNETH MURRAY (OKLAHOMA)
The Chargers needed help in the linebacker corps. Although they may have paid too much to get it, Murray is going to help them right away. QUALIFICATION: 8
LB JORDYN BROOKS (TEXAS TECH)
Interestingly, Seattle did not change a team, although it did take a player who perhaps was not on the radar of many at this point in the draft. Brooks fits into the Seahawks’ defensive system and will surprise many. QUALIFICATION: 7
CB JEFF GLADNEY (TCU)
With the games of Xavier Rhodes, Bring Waynes and Mackenzie Alexander, a cornerback was a necessity and Gladney’s aggressive style fits well in Minnesota. QUALIFICATION: 7
CB C.J. HENDERSON (FLORIDA)
After Henderson, the cornerback level drops one notch. Henderson moves with amazing fluidity and is excellent in coverage, although he must be more physical at the next level and improve his tackling technique.
It is clear that the Jaguars needed a cornerback after the departure of Jalen RamseyBut, maybe they paid too high a price for Henderson. QUALIFICATION: 5
DE K´LAVON CHAISSON (LSU)
This selection confirms Jacksonville’s impending departure from Yannick Ngakoue. I don’t think Chaisson reaches the level of Josh Allen on the opposite side and he is not a three play player. QUALIFICATION: 5
T ISAIAH WILSON (Georgia)
It is understandable that after the departure of Jack conklinThe Titans needed more help on the offensive line. At least Tennessee’s land identity goes hand in hand with Wilson’s strengths. QUALIFICATION: 5
CB NOAH IGBINOGHENE (AUBURN)
Brian Flores likes to have a lot of players in the high school, but a deep defense was more needed and McKinney was available. He will play on the nickel in Miami. QUALIFICATION: 5
CB A.J. TERRELL (CLEMSON)
The Falcons decided to fill a need instead of choosing the best player available on their turn. They genuinely stretched out with Terrell, who has a high ceiling but still lacks consistency. QUALIFICATION: 4
Las Vegas Raiders
CB DAMON ARNETTE (OHIO STATE)
Another team that succumbed to the need to fill a gap instead of taking the best player available at the time. The Raiders probably overpaid for a cornerback who, in my book, was the seventh-best prospect in his position. QUALIFICATION: 2
NFL superstar Tom Brady (42) is obviously not yet very familiar with his new home in Tampa, Florida – and had two private incidents within a few days.
As the Promiportal TMZ reports, the football professional accidentally stole into a strange house two weeks ago. Brady actually wanted to be one of the coaches of his new club Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Instead, he ended up in the neighbor’s kitchen.
Officially this is called a breach of peace. In Florida, there is a risk of imprisonment, a suspended sentence or entry in the criminal record.
Fortunately, the neighbor took it easy.
David Kramer on his reaction when he saw Brady: “Holy damned pig! Tom Brady is in my damn house! ”He was sitting in the kitchen himself when suddenly“ this big guy comes into my house ”. Kramer: “He didn’t even look at me, just dropped his two travel bags on the floor. (…) I will never forget the look on his face. “
Brady just asked, “Am I in the wrong house?” After several excuses, he took his bags and was gone. Kramer: “I’ve never seen anyone leave a house so quickly.”
Not the only incident!
Brady was also driven out of a park closed due to the Corona crisis when he wanted to do sports there.
But the quarterback takes it with humor, tweeted on Thursday: “Penetrating parks, breaking in and coming in … I feel at home in Tompa Bay.”
The word creation Tompa Bay is a combination of its first name and the name of the city.
► Brady has won the Super Bowl six times with the New England Patriots, making him the most successful quarterback in NFL history. A few weeks ago, he switched teams for the first time in his professional career and will play for the Bucs in the future.
Fans and experts suddenly ask themselves a lot of questions: Why did the team do that? Which player does the team have in mind? And above all: Which team gets the greater benefit from the deal?
The value of a draft pick is difficult to measure. It mainly depends on what the general managers do with it.
The past proves that you can fish a flop (JaMarcus Russel) with a number 1 pick, but for a pick at position 199 maybe the best football player of all time (Tom Brady) gets.
Nevertheless, the earlier a team’s turn in the draft, the better.
For example, if a team wants to select a particular quarterback and fears that another team whose turn it is in the draft ahead of them has the same player in mind, then trading up is the last option.
The Draft Value Charts provide information about what a pick is worth. It is a point system.
For example, pick number 1 is worth 3000 points, pick number 2 is 2600 points, pick number 10 is 1300 points, pick number 50 is 400 points.
Example New England Patriots
An example: Let us assume the positions at position 23 New England Patriots would like to trade up to position 13 (San Francisco 49ers) to catch a young quarterback to succeed Tom Brady.
The Draft Value Charts reveal: Pick number 13 is worth 1150 points, pick number 23 would be 760 points – so there is a difference of 390 points.
The Patriots would have to drop their picks at position 87 (155 points), position 98 (108 points), position 100 (100 points) and position 172 (22 points) to have a realistic chance. Because these four picks have a total value of 385 points.
Take Miami Dolphins, for example
Another example: Let’s say the Miami Dolphins at position 5 want to trade up at position 2 where the Washington Redskins are.
That would be an expensive undertaking. The draft pick number 2 has a value of 2600 points, the draft pick number 5 has a value of 1700 points – results in a difference of 900 points.
Means: For pick number 2, the Miami Dolphins would have to add their pick at position 18 in addition to their number 5 pick. According to the charts, this has a value of 900 points.
Now, of course, the points on the draft value charts are not a fixed rule. The exact value of a pick depends not least on how urgently a team wants to trade high. In addition, players are often involved in trades whose value is difficult to measure in points.
Nevertheless, the draft value charts provide a good orientation to understand which team made the better deal in the draft.
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Joe Burrow’s hands are 22.5 centimeters long. Yes, that is common knowledge in the United States, and it does play a role in evaluating the young quarterback. The starts on Thursday NFL draft, the US Football League’s annual talent exchange, Burrow may be the first player of this year to be chosen by the Cincinnati Bengals, despite its tiny hands (those made by Dallas playmaker Dak Prescott are almost 28 centimeters long) – but the debate alone shows how grotesque it is The scale of measuring talent has now assumed and how crazy the event is likely to be this year.
Burrow responded to the discussion with a wink Twitter-Entry (“I have to think about the end of my career since I know that footballs will slip through my hands. Now and then think of me.”), He would have had his choice in a boat across the artificial lake in front of the Bellagio to be brought to a stage in Las Vegas while the famous water fountains dance behind him, but that won’t happen. He will sit at home, NFL chief Roger Goodell will announce from his basement the choice that the Bengals manager will have sent to Goodell from his living room.
The NFL is holding this three-day election of 255 young players despite the coronavirus pandemic. There is this wonderful photo from 50 years ago, you can see the then NFL boss Pete Rozelle. He points in Belmont Plaza Hotel in New York on a white board, at the top is the name of quarterback Terry Bradshaw scribbled by the Pittsburgh Steelers. This is how it should look this weekend, with the help of technical aids, and if you want to know why this is so crazy, you should know the evolution of the NFL draft.
Grotesque mix of cattle market, psychiatrist and fortune teller tent
The NFL is a capitalist-socialist entity, the league is an association and company with the clear mandate to maximize the profits of the 32 teams. There is no promotion and relegation like in European football – there is an upper salary limit so that wealthy clubs cannot put together a super team. Quite the contrary: the club with the worst record of the previous season (Bengals, 2:14) can choose first in the draft, Super Bowl winner Kansas City Chiefs last in each of the seven rounds, so that equal opportunities are to be guaranteed for everyone in the medium term.
A club can shape its future in the draft, both positively and negatively, which is why people like to be reminded of the best decisions (Tom Brady, New England Patriots, 199th position), but also people like JaMarcus Russell, who the Oakland Raiders in 2007 had chosen as the first actor and had to end his career after only 31 games because of overweight and laziness. This is exactly the art of NFL managers: they have to assess whether someone can do it with the professionals, and then they have to make sure that nobody chooses him in the draft.
It is therefore before the draft like a grotesque mixture of cattle market, psychiatrist and fortune teller tent. Actors are measured for what they can do physically – but they also need to take psychological tests or answer embarrassing or provocative questions when talking to team leaders to demonstrate that they can deal with unpredictable events under pressure. Based on these analyzes, the clubs create their top secret internal order (called “The Board”), and then the business starts with other franchises.
The most persistent rumor of the moment is that Miami plans to jump two steps to the third overall, in possession of the Detroit Lions, to choose an offensive tackle. This means a couple of things: first, that the Dolphins are certain that the New York Giants are targeting the same offensive tackle, on turn # 4 overall; and second, that they feel that the tackling position is more a priority than the quarterback right now.
I in no way doubt that the Giants go for an offensive tackle on the fourth rung, but I’m not so sure about the second proposition. Plus, the Dolphins already had a young tackle on the rise in the league –Laremy Tunsil-, and they let him go, along with a very promising safety –Minkah Fitzpatrick– to get plenty of draft turns and position himself for a massive rebuild this year.
Since it’s time for wild conspiracy theories, I’ll offer my own: Theoretically, the biggest threat to lose Tagovailoa would be to the Los Angeles Chargers, with the sixth overall turn. If the Giants have their sights set on an offensive lineman, the only way Miami will lose to Tagovailoa is if he allows Los Angeles to jump to third, Detroit. If the Dolphins convince the rest of the league to jump for an offensive tackle, the Chargers could be confident, waiting for Tagovailoa to magically drop them to third place, without having to lift a finger. In this case, the Dolphins do not need, either, to make any exchanges, but only to wait for the Lions to select, the Giants to select, and voila, take their franchise quarterback, if it is true that it is the highest priority of the moment. The truth is that these rumors have added great drama at the beginning of the first round.
There will be more exchanges than we expected
It is normal to think that, given the uncertainty of how the event will take place – the first virtual draft in the history of the league – in terms of logistics and communication, some teams show some reluctance to pick up the phone and start negotiating. with others when their time is up, as they would in a normal year. This time, that process would take a little longer. With all coaches and staff executives working separately from each other, reaching a certain consensus within an organization on which trade to accept and for which player will be challenging. Then the second part of the equation is for teams to communicate their exchange agreements to the league, another process that could be subject to the whims of each person’s computer connections.
However, from the way the talent pool seems to be arranged on the front line, the value and depth in certain positions, and the way it aligns with the teams they choose in the second half of the draft, I think there will be a significant number of swaps in this first round.
Probably the only thing left is to give the first one and the others will gain confidence. And according to the fashion rumor, that first exchange could come from the third rung. Other teams to consider as strong potential candidates to move in order are the San Francisco 49ers, Las Vegas Raiders, Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots, Baltimore Ravens, and Kansas City Chiefs, in my estimation.
The bookmakers have left the high / low line for swaps this Thursday at 5.5. Personally, and without being a betting expert, I like the highs there.
Jordan Love will not be chosen among the first 10 shifts
The only certainty we have is that Joe Burrow will go to Cincinnati. After that, everything is in the air. Some recent whispers point out that Tagovailoa may drop unexpectedly, passing the first 10 turns. Others say that the one who will suffer an unexpected fall will be Justin Herbert, who could make it to the last dozen turns of the first round. Perhaps less surprising would be the version that Love would be the most slippery passer. It must be said that there were those who claimed weeks ago that Love would be the second chosen passer.
In a year where most pro days – where pins are subjected to a passing session according to a script specifically designed to make them look good, which almost always happens – and the heavy weight of evaluations It falls on the videos of games, the 17 interceptions that Love threw last year to lead the FBS in this area will have a greater weight than if we were in a regular draft process.
In his favor, it must be commented that Love has been very frank and upright, accepting responsibility for those deliveries. It’s “17 lessons,” Love said of those installments. With this, we can only ask, why were so many lessons necessary to learn?
If anything, we think Love will leave in the second half of the first round, and land with some team that makes a trade to go for him.
LSU to Lead Competition for First-Round Recruit
Two SEC schools score as favorites to have the largest number of first-round recruits, the champions Tigers and Alabama.
LSU would be represented in the first round by Burrow, Justin Jefferson, K’Lavon Chaisson and Patrick Queen as the safest players, and Kristian Fulton and Grant Delpit as options for the bottom of the first round, bringing the potential up to six recruits for the initial lap.
For Alabama, it is generally accepted that we will see Tagovailoa, Jedrick Wills Jr., Jerry Jeudy, Henry Riggs III as safe options, leaving Xavier McKinney and Trevon Diggs as alternatives from the bottom of the first round as candidates to raise the number of Tide players to six, too.
While I think McKinney has a better chance than Delpit, I also consider that Fulton seems to have a better chance than Diggs of hearing his name this Thursday, and the cornerback position is generally more valuable than safety. So if I only had to bet on one school, I would go with the Tigers champions.
What will be the ignored positions in the first round?
From the outset, all the signs point that we will not see any pure guard and any tight end being chosen among the first 32 turns. Since we no longer live in the time of Sebastian Janikowski or Ray Guy, we are also going to rule out place kickers and punters.
Where it gets interesting is with the runners. D’Andre Swift is generally considered to be the best prospect of this year, and I’ve seen some project him to leave at the end of the first round for the Chiefs, an issue that I doubt very much given that we talk about the franchise that possibly gives him less value to the position in terms of resources. Other possibilities that have been offered would be the Ravens, or some team that ascends to the end of the first round for him. To be frank, I think there is a good chance that we will not see a single chosen racer on this day, suspending Swift’s fate and the rest of the litter – one with quality, no doubt – until the second round. .