Nolan Bianchi The Detroit News Published 12:57 AM EDT Apr 26, 2019 32. New England Patriots: N'Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State With the last pick of the first round, the Patriots get an absolute weapon at wide receiver. At 6-2, 228 lbs., Harry meshes a strong build with great breakaway speed and ability to pick up yards after the catch. 31. Atlanta Falcons (from Los Angeles Rams): Kaleb McGary, OT, Washington Think the Falcons want to protect Matt Ryan? Atlanta trades back into the first round to pick up their second offensive lineman of the draft in McGary. 30. New York Giants (from Seattle): Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia The Giants and Seahawks have been quite busy this evening, as Seattle dishes its pick acquired in an earlier trade with the Packers to Dave Gettleman and the G-Men. After the Daniel Jones debacle, the Giants actually make a pretty solid pick here. 29. Seattle Seahawks (from Kansas City): L.J. Collier, DE, TCU Collier replaces recently-traded defensive end Frank … [Read more...] about Recap: NFL Draft first round pick-by-pick analysis
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Justin Rogers The Detroit News Published 1:11 AM EDT Apr 26, 2019 Allen Park — The Detroit Lions filled a top need in the first round the of 2019 NFL Draft, selecting Iowa tight end T.J. Hockenson with the No. 8 overall pick. But there's still plenty of work to be done. The Lions are slated to have two picks on the second day of the draft: No. 43 and No. 88. Here are 10 players the team could consider when the draft resumes Friday evening. Justin Layne, CB, Michigan State If you believe the Lions defense will continue to strongly resemble the New England unit coached by Matt Patricia for several years, the team would prefer to get a big, physical cornerback to play opposite Darius Slay. Layne could stand to add a few pounds, but you can't teach 6-foot-2. Plus, he's got plenty of experience playing press coverage for the Spartans. He broke up 15 passes last season, to boot. Cody Ford, OL, Oklahoma From the outside looking in, Detroit's biggest need … [Read more...] about NFL Draft Day 2: 10 prospects to watch for Detroit Lions
Dave Birkett Detroit Free Press Published 11:47 AM EDT Apr 17, 2019 Curt Smyser got great news earlier this month when he learned one of his track athletes qualified for the Drake Relays. The Drake Relays are one of the most prestigious track and field events in the county, and Smyser was thrilled that his senior high jumper earned another chance to compete. But the news also made Smyser’s life easier on a personal level. The football and track coach at Chariton High in south central Iowa, Smyser was lamenting a few weeks earlier how he was going to balance the busy day he had in store for next Thursday. Chariton had a track meet scheduled that day at Dallas Center Grimes, plus a junior high meet at home. With their high jumper now headed to the Drake Relays, the Chargers pulled out of the Dallas Center meet, which will save Smyser an 80-minute bus ride home and should allow him to attend what will be one of the most anticipated events Chariton will have all year – … [Read more...] about NFL draft prospect T.J. Hockenson a ‘once-in-a-lifetime kid’
In our Eagles chat this week, there were a lot of questions that we could not get to in time, or other questions we did answer but could use more color. And so, we did a mailbag on Friday to answer some of the overflow. Here's another one.Question from EFNJ: Other than different defensive guys moving up and the annual QB love affair, how do you explain Ed Oliver going from a potential top pick during the season to someone who could drop into the teens?Size. >For a DT, Oliver is short and light, with short arms and small hands. He has to make up for that with athleticism, and he does. Size is why Aaron Donald fell to 13 in the 2014 NFL Draft, and how Geno Atkins somehow fell to the fourth round in 2010. I do think the NFL learned its lesson on that, and isn’t worrying as much about their interior defensive linemen being 6’4, 330. Can they be disruptive? That’s what matters.For example, undersized DT Sheldon Rankins went No. 12 overall in 2016, and he … [Read more...] about Mailbag: Which players could be trade-up options for the Eagles in the 2019 NFL Draft?
Cork Gaines, provided by Published 11:32 am CST, Sunday, February 3, 2019 Al Bello/Getty Tom Brady was the 199th pick in the 2000 NFL Draft and is now considered the greatest quarterback to play the game. The pick is viewed as lucky by many, but Bill Belichick had targeted Brady and likely would have taken him much sooner if not for the mess he inherited as head coach. The one thing the New England Patriots did not need in 2000 was another quarterback, but at some point, they could no longer pass on the talent and the value. In 2000, the New England Patriots were a mess. The Pats lost six of their final eight games during the 1999 season and fired head coach Pete Carroll. Bill Belichick was hired, and the team made the biggest steal in NFL Draft history: selecting Tom Brady in the sixth round. Snagging Brady late in the draft, was a move that would win the franchise nine AFC titles and five Super Bowls in the next 19 seasons. A decade and a half later, the Patriots are … [Read more...] about Tom Brady was the biggest steal in NFL Draft history, but there was more to it than just luck