They drafted Brandon Weeden in the first round.
The Jets would need to have little internal doubt that the Buffalo Bills, desperate for a franchise QB of their own, will indeed round up their considerable draft chips to seal a deal for the second pick in the draft owned by the New York Giants.
For those who might have forgotten, the Browns hold not only the first-overall pick in the draft, but also the fourth. “For a month, I don’t listen to radio, I don’t watch TV and I don’t pick up the newspaper”. I purposely wait until just before the draft to release the rankings, soaking in as much info as possible.
Herbstreit talked to SportsDay this week about what to expect from some of those prospects, including Baker Mayfield and Malik Jefferson. I would want to sit right where I’m sitting if I’m the Giants, because I’m going to get a player that I think is going to be able to play two contracts worth with me. Was keeping Hue Jackson?
And while Dorsey feels hand size is important for a quarterback playing in Cleveland’s inclement weather, there are other measurements he’ll consider. “But like I said, Eli takes great care of himself, he’s very fit and he still has plenty of arm”.
Roquan Smith – LB – Georgia: I have him going a pick before the Raiders select, but if he’s on the board at No. 10, the Raiders could well select the best linebacker in college football a year ago. Running back is a need. Last year, it was Leonard Fournette; the year before, Ezekiel Elliott.
Moves like this are the reasons people believe the Browns will continue to suffer.
But quarterback versus position player isn’t the only question at No. 2 for the Giants.
But in the mind of Evan Engram, adding Penn State running back Saquon Barkley in the 2018 NFL Draft would make Pat Shurmur’s offense downright “dangerous”. And in a draft that I think will have a run on tackles late in the first, the Raiders would be well-served to bet on O’Neill’s potential at No. 41.
I’d actually be advising Barkley quite the opposite. I still have to go through some of the processes.
How close is he to making a decision? I’m not so sure. That’s not the type of risk I’d be willing to take in the top five, especially at an ever-devaluing position in a talent-rich class.
As a four-decade National Football League lifer, though, he knows just as well that the cost to the franchise is equally steep if a running back, offensive lineman or pass rusher goes bust at the top of the draft.
What stands out the most about Barkley is how versatile his is. Though UCLA passer Josh Rosen is also an option as well. The Raiders took two years to go from 3 wins to 12.
“I think that the devaluing of the running back is really a myth”, Gettleman said. Get the app and get the game. The presence of Duke Johnson, who has been an excellent satellite back, would help ease that transition.