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NFL Draft: Best trades in the league’s storied history

As the NFL Draft looks to continue to be on schedule for April 23-25, trades become common news ticker fodder before and during the draft. Some teams like to be very careful with the moves that they make with their allotment of draft capital, and others love to move around the board and jump at […] The post NFL Draft: Best trades in the league’s storied history appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Giants linked to 2 players with No. 4 overall draft pick in 2020 NFL Draft

As the draft moves closer, the New York Giants are starting to turn their focus to a couple of players according to Matt Miller of Bleacher Report. #Giants, #Dolphins and #Chargers news. pic.twitter.com/iQSJQWDJG9 — Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) April 3, 2020 According to Miller, the Giants are falling in love with Isaiah Simmons who was a […] The post Giants linked to 2 players with No. 4 overall draft pick in 2020 NFL Draft appeared first on ClutchPoints.

The Falcoholic

How the 2019 Falcons draft class figures to be featured in 2020

Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports There are big days ahead for this draft class. Looking back at the 2019 Draft class for the Falcons, it’s easy to determine what the initial focus was going in: Protecting Matt Ryan. The Falcons also managed to fill key depth positions of need in the 2019 draft. However, the question truly is how these players are to be featured and do they truly fit into future plans for the Falcons, given that we’re past that unfortunate 2019 season. Let’s take a look at each draft pick and how the Falcons coaching staff will feature them in the year ahead. Round 1...

The Falcoholic

Report: Teams may have extra time to negotiate trades during NFL Draft

Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via It’ll slow down the draft, sure, but it’s likely a good idea. The NFL Draft is going to be weird this year. There will be no live studio audience jeering and booing Roger Goodell, which will likely make the vibe of the whole event odd. There’s also the specter of having every team truly virtual and trying to coordinate moves that way, adding a degree of difficulty. That’s probably why the NFL is currently mulling extending the time available to teams to help them pull off trades, though it’s not entirely clear whether each team will...

Big Blue View

Giants mock draft tracker: Isaiah Simmons moves into tie with Tristan Wirfs

Isaiah Simmons | Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via There’s change afoot among mock draft expectations for Giants The idea that the New York Giants could bypass offensive tackle at No. 4 in the 2020 NFL Draft and select Clemson linebacker Isaiah Simmons appears to be taking root in the mock draft community. For the first time since we have been tracking 2020 mocks drafts, Simmons has pulled into a tie with Iowa offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs as the player most often selected for the Giants in mock drafts. In the 70 mock drafts in this week’s tracker, Wirfs and Simmons were...

Big Blue View

The Chris and Joe Show: 4/3 Mailbag - Centers, sleeper tackles, and Darius Slayton’s upside

Photo by Jamie Sabau/ Answering your questions in our Friday mailbag Happy Friday New York Giants fans! We’re another week closer to the 2020 NFL Draft, and it’s once again time for the Chris and Joe Show to reach into the mailbag to answer your questions. Unsurprisingly, most of the questions we received were about the upcoming draft. And quickly before we get to the show, remember that we are always looking for your questions, so send them in and we will try to get to them! This Week’s Questions Is there any chance the draft still gets postponed? Which centers should the...

Cincy Jungle

Chalk Talk: Talking NFL Draft with Greg Cosell

Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/ Greg Cosell discusses some of the NFL Draft’s top wide receivers. On the most recent episode of the Chalk Talk podcast, I am joined by Greg Cosell from ESPN’s NFL Matchup. Cosell not only comes from lineage that has decades of experience around professional football, but he is one of the most respected names in NFL player evaluation today. Cosell and I talk about some of the NFL Draft’s top receivers, including: Denzel Mims, Justin Jefferson, Laviska Shenault Jr., Tee Higgins, Jalen Reagor, Michael Pittman Jr., Brandon Aiyuk, and Van Jefferson. All of...

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BBV community mock draft: Miami Dolphins on the clock at No. 5

Photo by Michael Hickey/ Our Big Blue View Community Mock Draft rolls along today with the Miami Dolphins on the clock at No. 5. The expectation here would be that the Dolphins would select Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. Is that how our mock draft will play out? Vote in the poll below. The picks No. 1 (Cincinnati Bengals) — Joe Burrow, QB, LSU No. 2 (Washington Redskins) — Chase Young, EDGE, Ohio State No. 3 (Detroit Lions) — Jeffrey Okudah, CB, Ohio State No. 4 (New York Giants) — Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson No. 5 (Miami Dolphins) — No. 6 (LA Chargers) — No. 7 (Carolina...

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Friday NFL Draft Thoughts: Another Kentucky WR evokes memories of Randall Cobb

Photo by John Byrum/Icon Sportswire via Lynn Bowden’s size, school, and versatility draw comparisons to the former Packer wide receiver. If quarantine has provided any positive outcomes in recent weeks, it has been the increased time to scout prospects for the 2020 NFL Draft. Last week’s first installment of Friday draft thoughts focused on a trio of versatile players, including a suggestion that Jalen Hurts may be the next coming of Taysom Hill. This week’s edition makes another comparison to a former Packer, but at the wide receiver position. With Green Bay on the hunt for...

Big Blue View

2020 NFL Draft: Consensus defensive positional rankings

Photo by Justin Casterline/ Invictus, Nick, Joe, and I rank the draft’s top defenders The second half of the official Big Blue View consensus positional rankings are here. Last time we ranked the offensive position groups, and now it’s time to look at the defense. Once again InvictusXI, Joe DeLeone, Nick Falato, and I got together to talk draft, comparing our rankings and thoughts on players. The defensive side of the ball proved to be a bit easier than the offensive side, as all but one position group has a clear-cut top talent. As with the offensive side of the ball, these...

Detroit Free Press

Michigan State's Josh Butler preps for NFL draft by ... working out with his dogs

Michigan State football's Josh Butler is practicing self-distancing but also getting ready for the upcoming NFL draft.        

Cincy Jungle

Bengals News (4/3): Business not as usual

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports How has Zac Taylor managed to prepare for the NFL Draft whilst quarantined in his own home? The occasional family-made music videos seem to be helping. Zac Adjusting To First Draft Of The Zooming '20sBengals.com lead writer Geoff Hobson checks in on head coach Zac Taylor, quarantined and grinding away at draft prep in a world that's inconvenient to everyone. Zac Taylor Old Town Road: Bengals coach rides horse in family videoA very funny video featured Zac Taylor dancing with his family to Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road." This Week in Bengals: Shawn Williams, Dre...

Cincy Jungle

Todd McShay projects Bengals to draft Austin Jackson with 2nd-round pick

Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Jackson would help protect projected new quarterback Joe Burrow. With the NFL Draft three weeks away, ESPN’s Todd McShay released an updated two-round mock draft where he sees the Cincinnati Bengals adding LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, while also finding the Heisman winner some protection. McShay projects the Bengals to select USC Trojans offensive tackle Austin Jackson with the 33rd overall pick and first pick of the second round. He explains the pick by saying, “Last year’s first-rounder Jonah Williams will be back after missing his...

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2020 NFL Draft Profile: Penn State WR K.J. Hamler

Hamler’s been compared to DeaSean Jackson, a player Shurmur coached with the Eagles. | Photo by Randy Litzinger/Icon Sportswire via An electric waterbug with the ball in his hands. It’s no secret that the Broncos are looking to add speed and explosiveness to their offense in the NFL Draft. At his end of season press conference John Elway said it’s a priority, and yet Denver did nothing to bolster the receiving corps in Free Agency. In fact the Broncos added players at just about every other position of seeming need, which made the proclamation that BPA was the approach to the...

Blogging The Boys

A perfect fit? One wide receiver from the draft who could solve the Cowboys slot issue

Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via The Cowboys have an open spot in the slot. The draft could be the answer. The Cowboys have gone through the first portion of free agency where most of the big deals happen. They kept some players and they lost some players. One player they lost that was an impact player last year was Randall Cobb. Given how well he played in 2019, and with his old coach Mike McCarthy coming to Dallas, there was heavy speculation that the Cowboys would re-sign him. Then the Texans happened. Cobb got a three-year deal worth $27 million from the team based in...

Field Gulls

Century Links 4/3: Jadeveon Clowney Still Unsigned

Photo by Rob Leiter/ Read! Seahawks still playing the game with Clowney « Seahawks Draft Blog Seahawks Mailbag: High Expectations, What Day Is This? And MoreYou had Seahawks questions; we have answers. Thursday Round-Up: Pro Football Hall Of Fame Highlights Steve Hutchinson’s College CareerSeahawks Legend and member of the Class of 2020 Pro Football Hall of Fame Steve Hutchinson is highlighted on their website for his impressive college career at Michigan. An interview with LSU’s Damien Lewis « Seahawks Draft Blog Will the Seahawks select a Washington Husky for 3rd year in a...

Revenge of the Birds

Friday Funday: Arizona Cardinals 7-Round 2020 NFL Mock Draft from Bleacher Report

Photo by Jordon Kelly/Icon Sportswire via Happy Friday one and all. With the 2020 NFL Draft less than three weeks away, we have plenty of mock drafts coming in and Matt Miller of Bleacher Report took us through all seven rounds. That means we get an interesting look at what the Cardinals do through all seven rounds with Miller at the helm. Let’s take a look. 8. Arizona Cardinals - OT Tristan Wirfs, Iowa After adding wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins in a blockbuster trade, the Arizona Cardinals can use the No. 8 overall pick to address deficiencies on the offensive line. Iowa’s Tristan...

Raising Zona

Arizona Cardinals need more production out of Christian Kirk

The 2018 second-round draft pick needs to prove to the Arizona Cardinals that he’s capable of becoming a top-flight wide receiver Two years have gone by now since the Arizona Cardinals added Christian Kirk to their wide receivers room. The Scottsdale native was selected in the second round of the 2018 draft, and was expected […] Arizona Cardinals need more production out of Christian Kirk - Raising Zona - Raising Zona - An Arizona Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Dolphins not convinced Tua Tagovailoa is best option right now

Although the Cincinnati Bengals are expected to take quarterback Joe Burrow with the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, there has been plenty of speculation regarding who will be the next quarterback off the board. Recent reports suggest that there are teams that prefer Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert over Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. […] The post Dolphins not convinced Tua Tagovailoa is best option right now appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Behind the Steel Curtain

How accurate were the Pro Football Focus grades for the Steelers defense in 2019?

Photo by Shelley Lipton/Icon Sportswire via Some people swear by PFF rankings while others give them no weight at all, but the real answer is probably somewhere in between when it comes to grading the Steelers offense As the NFL offseason presses on, fans are evaluating how players from their favorite team performed in 2019 in order to determine how they view the position both continuing in free agency and going into the draft. While some positions have much easier data to compare, others are very difficult to quantify with statistics. With many of these positions, fans often turn to...

Still Curtain

Who will be the best available edge defenders for the Steelers at pick 49?

The Steelers could be in the market for Bud Dupree’s long-term replacement with their first pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. Here are the edge defenders who could still be there at pick 49. Without a first-round pick and with no Pro Day’s to track, it’s hard to get a good feel of which direction […] Who will be the best available edge defenders for the Steelers at pick 49? - Still Curtain - Still Curtain - A Pittsburgh Steelers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Stripe Hype

3 Reasons Cincinnati is a Better Destination for Joe Burrow than Miami

Many people in the media have suggested that Joe Burrow should refuse to play for the Cincinnati Bengals and that the Miami Dolphins would be a better destination for him. This is a false narrative for a number of reasons. It is officially April, which means the month of the NFL Draft is upon us. […] 3 Reasons Cincinnati is a Better Destination for Joe Burrow than Miami - Stripe Hype - Stripe Hype - A Cincinnati Bengals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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NFL draft: Raiders trade up value at No. 19

Isaiah Simmons | Photo by Michael Hickey/ Las Vegas can move up or down from its second first-round pick The Raiders scored big with the first pick from the Khalil Mack trade when they took Alabama running back Josh Jacobs with the No. 24 overall pick in 2019. Jacobs was an instant star and is a foundation player for the move to Las Vegas. The Raiders also get the No. 19 pick from Chicago as part of the Mack trade, to go along with the No. 12 pick The Raiders can use the No. 19 or it can trade it up or down. Let’s look at the trade value of it. Paired with No. 12 Range: No. 3-4 Why: If...

Behind the Steel Curtain

Steelers met with Clemson guard at Pro Day prior to COVID-19 pandemic

Photo by Gregory Fisher/Icon Sportswire via The Pittsburgh Steelers reportedly met with Clemson guard John Simpson at the team’s Pro Day before the coronavirus pandemic. The Pittsburgh Steelers have a need along their offensive line, and this remains true even after the team signed Stefen Wisniewski to a free agent contract just over a week ago. The offensive line is getting a little long in the tooth, so the team is likely to replenish the depth at several positions during the 2020 NFL Draft at the end of the month. With the coronavirus pandemic shutting down the sports world, NCAA...

The Falcoholic

Is Foye Oluokun ready for a starting role with the Falcons?

Photo by Roy K. Miller/Icon Sportswire via After parting ways with longtime starting LB De’Vondre Campbell in free agency, the Falcons will be looking to third-year player and former sixth-round pick Foyesade Oluokun. Is Oluokun ready for a starting role in Atlanta? As the dust clears around free agency, we have a much better idea of how the Falcons roster will look heading into the draft. I’ve already talked about some of the biggest needs for Atlanta after free agency, but today we’ll take a closer look at the LB corps. With De’Vondre Campbell taking a lucrative contract...

Horseshoe Heroes

Faltering of Colts’ division rivals open the door to retake the AFC South

The Colts’ extremely successful free agency in 2020, coupled with the past successes in the draft, leads the way for the team to win now and retake control of the AFC South. The Colts are in a prime position to retake control of the AFC South. The team has emerged out of free agency with […] Faltering of Colts’ division rivals open the door to retake the AFC South - Horseshoe Heroes - Horseshoe Heroes - An Indianapolis Colts Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Trading Minkah Fitzpatrick to the Steelers is a step in the Dolphins' rebuild | Golic and Wingo

Trey Wingo does not understand why the Dolphins traded Minkah Fitzpatrick to the Pittsburgh Steelers for a chance to draft a great player in the 2020 NFL draft, but Mike Golic explains that Miami is taking steps toward rebuilding the team. #NFL ✔

Fantasy Focus Live! Packers and Bears preview

With the last week of preseason upon us, Field Yates and Stephania Bell discuss what players should be on your radar heading into draft night. Today’s team preview takes a look at the Packers and Bears offense. Stream live sports and get premium content

Fantasy Focus Live! Ravens and Bengals preview

Matthew Berry and Field Yates weigh in on Andrew Luck’s retirement from the NFL and fantasy rankings ahead of draft season. Today’s team preview features the Baltimore Ravens and the Cincinnati Bengals. Stream live sports and get premium content with ESP