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Akron Beacon Journal

2017 NFL Draft: Browns boost D-line by using third-round pick on Larry Ogunjobi, who impressed them at Senior Bowl

BEREA: The Browns needed to bolster their defensive line as they transition to the 4-3 base scheme of new coordinator Gregg Williams, and they addressed a need at three-technique by selecting Charlotte defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi at the beginning of the third round (No. 65 overall) on Friday night.Ogunjobi played in the Senior Bowl this past January. The Browns coached in the college all-star game and were impressed by Ogunjobi.“We were very excited about Larry,” vice president of player personnel Andrew Berry said. “He has really only been playing football since his sophomore year...

CSN New England

New Pats tackle criticized Solder during Super Bowl

FOXBORO -- The NFL draft has gotten worse since Roger Goodell came in and moved it to prime time. Between the timing, the extra day

FOX Sports

The 15 Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks who weren't first-round draft picks

Teams taking QBs on the second and third days of the draft could score the next Tom Brady or Joe Montana.

Fort-Worth Star Telegram

D’Onta Foreman, Davis Webb, Daeshon Hall are third-round picks

Zay Jones was born 10 months before his father won his third Super Bowl ring. But the East Carolina receiver knows full well what linebacker Robert Jones and the Dallas …

Dallas Cowboys Blog | Dallas Morning News

What to make of the Cowboys' defensive strategy in the NFL draft

FRISCO -- It doesn't exactly fall under the heading of "fake news" in this era. But the Cowboys' attempt to build a defense through the draft also is not news. And it's an awfully difficult way to do business.There may come a time -- perhaps it will be during the club's first Super Bowl parade since the Clinton administration -- when fans look back fondly on the weekend that the Cowboys grabbed Michigan defensive end Taco Charlton, cornerbacks Chidobe Awuzie (Colorado) and Jourdan Lewis (Michigan again) to provide cornerstones for a championship defense.There is plenty to like about the first...

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Five things to know Dalvin Cook, new Vikings running back

Dalvin Cook made his mark on the Florida State record book by eclipsing one of the Seminoles’ greatest – Warrick Dunn. Cook broke Dunn’s 20-year school career-rushing record after games of 267 yards against South Florida and 225 against Syracuse. He finished his career with 4,464 rushing yards. – Cook was raised by his grandmother, Betty Cook, who, according to MMQB’s Robert Klemko, “fostered several children” in her small Miami home. – Cook’s final collegiate game, a 33-32 FSU win over Michigan in the Orange Bowl, was one for the ages. He was dominant, rushing for 145 yards...

Akron Beacon Journal

Browns notebook: David Njoku must deliver after team cuts former Pro Bowl tight end Gary Barnidge: ‘It’ll be all right’

BEREA: David Njoku is only 20 years old, but the Browns have made it clear they’ll lean on him and other young players to handle the tight end position.After trading up to select Njoku 29th overall in the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday night, the Browns cut former Pro Bowl tight end Gary Barnidge on Friday.“I’m going to do the same thing I would do even if he was here,” Njoku said Friday during an introductory news conference. “That’s just compete, just work really hard, and it’ll be all right.”Njoku compiled 64 catches for 1,060 yards and nine touchdowns in two...

FOX Sports

Road Show: Majority of NFL teams interested in hosting draft

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Nearly 100,000 people attended the festivities surrounding the first night of the NFL draft Thursday. Thats more than at any Super Bowl except one.

CSN Houston

Dabo Swinney: “Houston Just Won A Super Bowl”

Swinny absolutely loved the pairing of Houston and Watson and told the Triple Threat on SportsRadio 610 Houston will reap the rewards of their selection.


Eagles' Derek Barnett's career-objective: Win a Super Bowl

Prior to being chosen by the Eagles with the No. 14 overall pick on Thursday night in the first-round of the 2017 NFL Draft, Derek Barnett penned an open cover-letter to head coaches and general managers across the league.


2017 NFL Draft: Haason Reddick | SCOUTING REPORT

It was fitting that Reddick's NFL career began the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, following his rise from a walk-on at Temple University to a standout linebacker who rocketed up draft boards ever since dominant performances at the Senior Bowl and NFL Scouting Combine.


Eagles' Derek Barnett looked up to Reggie White, Giants' Michael Strahan

Despite the fact that Derek Barnett wasn't born until 1996, six months before White paraded the Vince Lombardi Trophy around the Louisiana Superdome after beating the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXI, he says that he admired and gleaned plenty from White's game.

New York Post

Jets top pick’s task is to win Super Bowl: Just ask Giant dad

Mike Maccagnan’s Jets legacy ultimately will rest on whether he will be able to find his franchise quarterback, probably in the 2018 NFL Draft, unless Christian Hackenberg suddenly morphs into Broadway Christian against all odds. But in the meantime, on this night, Maccagnan can take a bow. On a night when the Bears (Mitchell Trubisky),...

Akron Beacon Journal

Browns notebook: Myles Garrett plans to use Warren Sapp’s criticism as additional motivation

BEREA: Almost every NFL Draft analyst of note in recent weeks said the Browns’ selection with the No. 1 overall choice Thursday night came down to three words.Draft Myles Garrett. Warren Sapp, a former standout defensive lineman with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders who earned seven trips to the Pro Bowl and was selected All-Pro four times, stated otherwise in rather vivid terms recently.“I don’t see it from this kid,” Sapp said. “I see the splash plays. Everybody gets those. Where’s the game he took over? Where? Any defensive lineman who’s the No. 1 pick, you turn...

CSN Bay Area

Lynch makes former classmate first draft selection as 49ers' GM

SANTA CLARA Leading up to Stanfords bowl game, defensive lineman Solomon Thomas was mostly an under-the-radar draft prospect.John Lynch had known all about him for a few years. He even called some NFL teams to give them a heads-up to watch No. 90 -- long before he was hired to run the 49ers' personnel department.After trading back one spot with the Chicago Bears, Lynch made Thomas his first selection as 49ers general manager. The 49ers drafted Thomas with the No. 3 overall pick.I want to make it the best draft pick he has, Thomas said on Thursday.

Dallas Cowboys Blog | Dallas Morning News

The top 5 players the Cowboys regret passing on in 2013 draft, including the Honey Badger

The Cowboys, like everyone else, live with regret. We take a look at the players they probably wish they hadn't passed on in recent drafts. Here is the 2013 edition of lament:5. Terron Armstead, OT, Arkansas-Pine BluffDrafted 75th overall by the New Orleans SaintsArmstead, a third-round pick, has carved out a good career since arriving in New Orleans. He is now charged with protecting Drew Brees' blindside and was an alternate selection for the 2016 Pro Bowl. In December, Saints coach Sean Payton said he wouldn't trade Armstead for another left tackle in the league. Had the Cowboys taken him,...

Dallas Cowboys Blog | Dallas Morning News

How Taco can give Cowboys Super Bowl potential

FRISCO -- If you can't pressure the quarterback, you can't compete for Super Bowls.And that lack of a pass rush has held the Cowboys back in recent seasons - ever since their Hall of Fame-bound pass rusher DeMarcus Ware departed for Denver, in fact.But finally there is hope.For the first time since 2007, the Cowboys selected a pass rusher in the first round of a draft, claiming Michigan defensive end Taco Charlton. He collected 9 ½ sacks in 2016 in his one season as a starter in the Big Ten. It's been a long time since the Cowboys have seen a pass rusher generate that many sacks in a...

Dallas Cowboys Blog | Dallas Morning News

Top 5 players the Cowboys regret passing on in 2010 draft, including elite tight ends and Antonio Brown

The Cowboys, like everyone else, live with regret. We take a look at the players they probably wish they hadn't passed on in recent drafts. Here is the 2010 edition of lament:5.) Geno Atkins, DT, Georgia / Drafted 120th overall by the Cincinnati Bengals / Atkins has become arguably the best defensive tackle in football. He's made the Pro Bowl five times, collecting 52 sacks, including nine this past season.4.) Jimmy Graham, TE, Miami/ Drafted 95th overall by the New Orleans Saints / When Graham was a member of the Saints, he was one of the best offensive players in the NFL. He made the Pro...

Dallas Cowboys Blog | Dallas Morning News

NFL Draft Live updates: Will Cowboys find defensive gems in Rounds 2-3?

The Dallas Morning News has more than 10 journalists in the field to cover the NFL Draft and the Dallas Cowboys' picks. Check out live updates: Start times (CT)Friday, April 28, Round 2-3: Starts at 6 p.m.Saturday, April 29, Round 4-7: Starts at 11 a.m.Every Cowboys pickRound 1: Taco Beuno! Why Cowboys had to take Taco, despite not giving him first-round gradeIs Taco Charlton too slow to excel with the Cowboys?How Taco can give Cowboys Super Bowl potentialTaco bueno! Cowboys select Michigan defensive end Taco CharltonPhotos: Take a look at Cowboys first-round pick Taco Charlton during his...

Russell Street Report

It’s Super Bowl Thursday

Well it’s finally here, the day that NFL front office executives refer to as Super Bowl Thursday. Of course, I’m referring to Draft Day 2017. By now you’ve been mocked to death and names are flying all over media draft … The post It’s Super Bowl Thursday appeared first on Baltimore Ravens News | Russell Street Report.

Denver Post

Eli Manning’s attorneys say he didn’t provide fake memorabilia to dealers

Attorneys for New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning are trying to convince a judge that the dealers suing the two-time Super Bowl MVP tried to pressure him to settle a memorabilia lawsuit by releasing select notes that weren't related to the disputed goods.

Land of 10

2017 NFL Draft: Biggest sleepers and under-the-radar players

When Dak Prescott took over for Tony Romo after the now-broadcaster suffered a back injury in the Dallas Cowboys’ preseason slate, many would’ve never guessed he’d turn into a Pro Bowl quarterback in his first NFL season. Well, the former Mississippi State signal caller went onto become just that, collecting 3,667 passing yards and 29 […] The post 2017 NFL Draft: Biggest sleepers and under-the-radar players appeared first on Land of 10.

Land of 10

2017 NFL schedule: Game times, dates for all 17 weeks

The 2017 NFL schedule starts Thursday, Sept. 7. The defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots play at home against the Kansas City Chiefs. The game is set for 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC. Four games are scheduled for London, with another game in Mexico City. Play continues through Week 17 on Sunday, Dec. 31. […] The post 2017 NFL schedule: Game times, dates for all 17 weeks appeared first on Land of 10.

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Draft fans in Philadelphia already trolling Vikings for Bradford trade

Philadelphia hasn’t hosted the NFL Draft since 1961, which ended a 13-year run for the draft in that city. New York took over the event on a permanent basis for 50 years shortly thereafter, from 1965-2014, before the event started to rotate. It’s back in Philadelphia this year, for the first time in 56 years. Philadelphia’s beloved Eagles have never won a Super Bowl. Their last NFL title came in 1960, the year before that final draft before this one. The confluence of a fan base known for being salty after enduring 50+ years of frustration and the hosting of the 2017 draft should make...

NFL Free Agency 2017: Tony Romo found the easiest way to get to the Super Bowl | Uffsides

The Uffsides crew reviews and grades all the biggest NFL free agency decisions, including Tony Romo to CBS, Alshon Jeffery to the Eagles, Eddie Lacy to the Seahawks, and Jay Cutler's wang to the salty ocean air.

Super Bowl LI rematch unlikely to open 2017 season

The Patriots and Falcons played one of the most exciting Super Bowl's ever, but Mike Florio says it's unlikely that the two teams will open the 2017 season.

Seahawks, Sherman split started after SB XLIX loss

Richard Sherman's potential exit from the Seattle Seahawks has made many wonder why the team would trade their star. Could Super Bowl XLIX be a factor?