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    The Steelers should investigate what it will take to pry Deshaun Watson away from the Texans, but they should only acquire him via a bargain trade.  Ben Roethlisberger’s declining skills mean the Steelers need to be on the lookout for their quarterback of the future. That makes a trade for Deshaun Watson an interesting thought exercise for Pittsburgh’s front office. At the moment, the Texans are continuing to value Watson as if he’s one of the best quarterbacks in football. On the field, that’s probably still true. However, Watson’s bevy of off-the-field issues should drastically lower Houston’s trade demands for the embattled signal-caller. If the Texans are going to hold firm with their reported demands of multiple first-round picks in any Watson trade then the Steelers should quickly hang up the phone on any potential trade talks. Instead, Pittsburgh should be looking to test Houston’s resolve with a cut-rate deal right ahead of this year’s NFL Trade Deadline.So what should the Steelers actually offer?The Texans aren’t going to engage in any meaningful trade talks without the inclusion of at least one...
    Princess Dianas Godson Prince Philippos of Greece Marries Wife Nina Flohr for Third Time in Athens Underwater: Values on dozens of U.S. malls slashed by more than 70% during pandemic © Provided by NBC Sports Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad Of the five quarterbacks taken in the first 15 picks of the 2021 draft, four have become their team’s starters. One has not. That one, of course, is 49ers quarterback Trey Lance. From the moment the 49ers moved from No. 12 to No. 3, the writing became sandblasted into the concrete. Jimmy Garoppolo would be traded or cut by the team, sooner or later. The time for saying “later” to Jimmy G has become later than sooner because, quite simply, Lance hasn’t shown that he’s the better option than Garoppolo. Think about that one for a second. The 49ers invested the 12th overall pick, two more first-round picks, and a third-round pick in a quarterback who has been, to date, unable to prove that he’s the better option than a middle-of-the-pack quarterback who can’t...
    Snow White! Fish! Celebrity Kids Halloween Costumes of 2021 What I Wish I Knew Before Buying My First Home © Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff will make his return to L.A. this weekend. Reports surfaced back in January that the relationship between Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay and quarterback Jared Goff was "not great," and the Rams ultimately shipped Goff to the Detroit Lions in a trade that landed Los Angeles signal-caller Matthew Stafford in return.  While Stafford and the Rams are 5-1, Goff and the Lions began the regular season with six straight defeats ahead of this Sunday's matchup between those two teams in Los Angeles. According to Lindsey Thiry of ESPN, McVay admitted earlier this week he wished "there was better, clearer communication" between everyone involved ahead of the trade. Per Myles Simmons of Pro Football Talk, Goff spoke during his Wednesday press conference about returning to face the Rams in Week 7.  "It’ll be fun to see all those people and it’ll be fun to be there and of course...
    Getty Former New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold stands in the way as an injury setback could benefit Gang Green. Last week, the New York Jets received helpful news when the Seattle Seahawks announced that quarterback Russell Wilson would hit the injured reserve. You see, the Jets have an extra first-round pick in 2022 and its significance is directly correlated to the Seahawks record. With Geno Smith starting at quarterback instead of the seven-time Pro Bowler, the chances of that becoming a top 15 selection increased. This week on October 16, Gang Green got another beneficial injury update from NFL insider Adam Schefter as Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey was also placed on the injured reserve. Panthers placed RB Christian McCaffrey in injured reserve, meaning he’s out for a minimum of at least three more games. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 16, 2021 As Schefter explained, that means ‘CMC’ will miss a minimum of three games, on top of the two he’s already been sidelined for. ALL the latest Jets news straight to your inbox! Join the...
    Sandra Oh saw a therapist to cope with her traumatic rise to fame on Greys Anatomy Why Paying for a Storage Unit Is Always a Terrible Idea There's no reasonable debate to be had as to who is the No.1 tight end in fantasy football across all formats. Travis Kelce is the four-time defending TE1, with a measly TE2 finish in 2017. Until we see otherwise, he remains as the set-in-stone first tight end off the board in your drafts. The real questions are: Should he be taken in the first round, and should George Kittle or Darren Waller be next in line at the position? Below, we'll answer those questions and provide analysis for each of the big three tight ends. DOMINATE YOUR DRAFT: Ultimate 2021 Cheat Sheet Should Travis Kelce be a first-round pick in 2021 fantasy drafts?  Kelce's FantasyPros ADP currently sits at the last pick of the first round in standard leagues and the No. 7 pick in PPR leagues. This puts him ahead of Stefon Diggs, Najee Harris, Austin Ekeler, and DK Metcalf, among others,...
    By Michael Hurley, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — From essentially the very moment that reports hit Twitter regarding Cam Akers’ torn Achilles, seemingly everybody in New England immediately penciled in a trade of Sony Michel to the Los Angeles Rams. On Wednesday morning, the premonitions came to fruition. The Patriots, with a crowded running back room, sent Michel to the Rams. In exchange they’ll receive — essentially — a fourth-round pick. (There’s a moderately complicated mechanism to that.) Considering the Patriots opted to not pick up Michel’s fifth-year option for 2022, this departure was always going to happen. Now, it’s just been moved up a few months. In that sense, the trade is not at all shocking. On the Bill Belichick Scale Of Stunning Bombshells, this one ranks at about a 1.5 out of 10. Still, the Patriots traded a well-known player — a name player, if you will — who contributed to a Super Bowl victory. So it’s certainly not not a big deal. With that in mind, let’s run through some of the obvious pros, cons, and risks of the deal,...
    The San Francisco 49ers have released Josh Rosen. According to multiple reports, the 49ers have pulled the trigger on cutting the former first round pick. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) 49ers waived QB Josh Rosen, who now has played for four NFL teams since Arizona drafted him in the first round in 2018. They waived him to claim CB Davontae Harris off waivers from the Baltimore Ravens. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 17, 2021 The #49ers are waiving QB Josh Rosen, source says. Rosen mentioned recently he wasn’t getting enough reps in practice. A chance to latch on elsewhere for the rest of camp now. — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) August 17, 2021 With the addition of third overall pick Trey Lance and Jimmy Garoppolo under contract, there was really no room for Rosen in the QB room. The Niners are waiving QB Josh Rosen, per @MikeGarafolo. The former No. 10 pick could be heading toward his fifth NFL team. pic.twitter.com/iLrM6dmfLM — B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) August 17, 2021 Rosen’s career has...
    Frank Ntilikina. Kathy Willens/AP Images The Knicks renounced the free agent rights to 2017 first-round draft pick Frank Ntilikina. The Knicks have not re-signed their last 18 first-round picks to a second, multi-year contract. Ntilikina's defense and potential won over many fans, but he was never consistent with the Knicks. Business Insider: A daily selection of curated stories Loading Something is loading. Email address By clicking ‘Sign up’, you agree to receive marketing emails from Insider as well as other partner offers and accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. The New York Knicks this week continued a long-running, odious streak of discarding first-round draft picks. The Knicks renounced the free-agent rights to Frank Ntilikina, the eighth overall pick in the 2017 draft. While the Knicks could technically still re-sign him — they needed to create cap space for other moves — it looks like both sides are going to move on. Dating back to the 1994 draft, when the Knicks took point guard Charlie Ward 26th overall, the Knicks have not re-signed a first-round draft...
    In his latest presser now that he’s with the Buffalo Bills, former first-round pick Mitch Trubisky appeared to throw some shade at the Chicago Bears.  To say things didn’t work out with Mitch Trubisky and the Chicago Bears would be quite the understatement. The former first-round selection was taken in the 2017 NFL Draft with the No. 2 overall pick. The Chicago faithful was ready for him to lead the Bears to multiple Super Bowls. Four years later, Trubisky is already out of town, as he’s now suiting up for the Buffalo Bills as Josh Allen’s backup. Trubisky clearly doesn’t miss the Windy City, as he dropped quite the quote on Tuesday talking about his time in Buffalo. Trubisky on signing with #Bills "Nice to be in a place where people want you and care about you progressing as a person and a player." — Thad Brown (@thadbrown7) August 10, 2021 Chicago Bears fans won’t like Mitch Trubisky’s latest commentsTrubisky has to be kidding himself if he doesn’t think folks would see this quote and then immediately assume he was...
    The Spanish center Santi Aldama, selected with number 30 by the Memphis Grizzlies in the last NBA draft, signed his first rookie contract last night for three guaranteed seasons. The 20-year-old, trained at the University of Maryland, will receive $ 1.99 million in his first season as a rookie under the current collective bargaining agreement. The above assumes that Aldama will receive the maximum 120% allowed on the rookie scale that occurs in all first-round selections. The Grizzlies to get Aldama, whom they consider to be able to emulate their compatriot Marc Gasol, they had to give the Utah Jazz the No. 40 pick plus two other second-round picks in future college draws. The move made it possible for the Grizzlies to advance the pick and get Aldama. The Spanish player was named to the 2020-21 All-Patriot League First Team after averaging 21.2 points; 10.1 rebounds; 2.3 assists; 1.00 steals and 1.71 blocks in 35.0 minutes in 17 games he played during his sophomore year at Loyola Maryland. The Grizzlies, who also closed the contract with the forward Zaire Williams,...
    Getty Miles McBride shoots the ball as four defenders look on during a March 21 game against the Syracuse Orange. The New York Knicks walked into the 2021 NBA Draft with two first-round picks, four picks total, and multiple roster needs coming off of the 2020-2021 season. And they walk out of it with three guards, one a draft-and-stash, and a big man. The Knicks got their night started by, well, not starting. New York traded the 19th overall pick to the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for a 2022 first-round pick. But it’s how they followed up their first surprise of the night that really shocked the fanbase. When the Knicks were back up to draft, on the clock at 21st overall, they didn’t trade out, but they traded back. In return for the pick, they received the 25th pick in the draft, as well as a future second-round pick in 2024. New York took Houston product, Quentin Grimes, there, queuing up another anticipated pick at 32nd overall. But again, Leon Rose and company “kicked the can down...
    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — New York Jets first-round draft pick Zach Wilson hit the practice field for the first time Friday morning. As CBS2’s Otis Livingston reports, he had some good moments, like a long hookup with fellow rookie Elijah Moore, and some bad, like throwing an interception. He missed a couple of days of training camp while working out his contract, but he doesn’t think he’s got a lot of catching up to do. “I wouldn’t say I’m behind … It’s just getting back into the mix. I know the plays. I know my assignments. I know what’s going on. I just gotta execute,” Wilson said. “That’s what practice is for. Every day is going to have something frustrated, and just trying to learn every single day how I can improve. Just knowing my place better and the different looks our defense is throwing at us, and that’s going to be a process.”
    Knicks snag young point guard Miles McBride with the 36th overall, is he the future? Alexander Wilson July 29, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit The Knicks have made a flurry of trades, but they finally found a young point guard to develop around in West Virginia standout Mile McBride. With a desperate need for a young player to develop behind a veteran, McBride fits the bill perfectly. Marc Berman of The Post stated recently that West Virginia point guard Mile McBride was a target for Thibodeau, who saw tons of upside: According to one league source, Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau was pushing for West Virginia sophomore point guard Miles McBride, who has been projected in some mocks as an early second-round or late first-round pick. It’s unclear at which slot Thibodeau would prefer to select McBride — No. 19 or 21 in the first round, or No. 32 early in the second round — but the 20-year-old impressed him in his Knicks workout. McBride stands out...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Carson Wentz isn’t a quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles anymore, but fans will still keep an eye on him this season. And on Wednesday, he dropped some potential news that might concern his former team.   On the first day of the Indianapolis Colts’ training camp, Wentz declined to say he was vaccinated, citing a “personal decision.”  READ MORE: University of Pennsylvania Hospital-Penn Presbyterian Named 13th Best Hospital In Country Colts QB Carson Wentz politely declines to say whether he is vaccinated. “It’s a Personal decision.” pic.twitter.com/RtoZZHVAMg — Jim Ayello (@jimayello) July 28, 2021 Wentz wore a mask during his entire media session. According to the NFL’s mandate, unvaccinated players must wear masks during media availability.  There’s a chance that Wentz was being cautious, but he also could’ve just said he was vaccinated. If Wentz isn’t vaccinated and doesn’t eventually plan to, it could potentially affect the draft pick the Eagles acquired for him earlier this year. If Wentz plays at least 75% of the Colts’ snaps or if he plays 70% and they make the playoffs,...
    Knicks: Surprise point guard has caught the eye of Tom Thibodeau, could be first round pick Alexander Wilson July 29, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit The Knicks are reportedly trying to trade up in the NBA draft on Thursday but have failed to find a partner willing to move out of the lottery. With targets like Chris Duarte and Davion Mitchell likely to be off the board by the 19th overall pick, the Knicks could shift their attention to one late first-round prospect, Miles McBride. Marc Berman of The Post stated on Tuesday that Tom Thibodeau has an eye on Miles McBride of West Virginia as a target at the back-end of the first round: According to one league source, Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau was pushing for West Virginia sophomore point guard Miles McBride, who has been projected in some mocks as an early second-round or late first-round pick. It’s unclear at which slot Thibodeau would prefer to select McBride — No. 19 or 21...
    New York Rangers select LW Brennan Othmann with the 16th pick in the NHL Draft Frank Curto July 23, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit The New York Rangers continued their future growth by selecting LW Brennan Othmann in the first round of the NHL Draft. The New York Rangers chose a left-wing with their first-round pick (16th overall) in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft on Friday night. https://twitter.com/NYRangers/status/1418752739664928768?s=20 Othmann loves nothing more than to collect the puck on the breakout, lead the charge into the offensive zone, and turn the corner on opposing defenders. He always attacks at full speed, playing a high-pace style, and pressuring with that same level of intensity. He pressures on the forecheck, plays the body, and takes good routes to cut off the opposition’s attempts at a breakout. -EliteProspects 2021 NHL Draft Guide   While playing for the Flint Firebirds of the OHL, Othmann appeared in 55 games, netting 17 goals with 33 points.   Subscribe Login...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Over the first two days of the 2021 MLB Draft, the Boston Red Sox have added 10 players to their prospect pool. Highlighting the group is shortstop Marcelo Mayer, one of the top players in the draft that Boston was able to land with the fourth overall selection. Having a player like Mayer slip to them on Sunday night almost makes that abysmal 2020 season worth it for Boston baseball. He’s got a beautiful swing and is already 6-foot-3 at the age of 18. He should develop more power as he fills out that frame, and could be a big piece of the Boston lineup for years to come sometime in the near future. But he’s only one of the promising players that Boston added to its farm system over the last two days. Here’s a quick look at the picks the Red Sox have made over the first two days of the 2021 MLB Draft. Round 1, Pick 4: Marcelo Mayer, SS, Eastlake High School (CA) Mayer was the top pick by many ahead of the...
    (WJZ)- The Baltimore Orioles added another talented prospect to their farm system on Sunday night when they selected outfielder Colton Cowser from Sam Houston State University with the fifth overall pick in the 2021 MLB Draft. It was an exciting night for the 21-year-old, but it got off to an inconspicuous start as he missed the phone call from the organization telling him he was the selection. MLB.com Orioles beat reporter Joe Trezza shared Monday morning that Cowser didn’t answer the phone when general manager Mike Elias first called. The reason why? He didn’t recognize the number calling. READ MORE: Man Shot Multiple Times In Lansdowne Sunday, Police Searching For Suspect Its true: Colton Cowser didnt answer Mike Elias first call tonight. He didnt have his number, and its 2021, so thats what happens. "I was told not to answer if I don’t know the number." He quickly called him back. #Orioles https://t.co/iaDBf1yVEw READ MORE: Waldorf Air Force Lieutenant Jason Ort Facing Federal Charges For Producing Child Pornography With Hidden Cameras — Joe Trezza (@JoeTrezz) July 12, 2021...
    Kate Middleton is Back at Wimbledon With Her Dad as Her Date States Where Your Retirement Will Cost Less Than $45,000 a Year MLB's annual amateur draft has arrived. The three-day event begins Sunday and will be broadcast on multiple networks. A total of 36 picks will be made Sunday. Rounds 2-10 will take place Monday and rounds 11-20 will take place Tuesday. The draft was shortened from 40 rounds to five rounds last year as a cost-cutting move during the pandemic. There will be 20 rounds this year. © Provided by CBS Sports SECAUCUS, NJ - JUNE 08: The Draft board is seen ahead of the 2020 Major League Baseball Draft at MLB Network on Monday, June 8, 2020 in Secaucus, New Jersey. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images) Here is our final mock draft and here's how to watch. Thanks to their 19-41 record during the 60-game 2021 season, the Pittsburgh Pirates hold the No. 1 pick in this year's draft. The Houston Astros forfeited their first- and second-round picks in the 2020 and 2021 drafts as...
    The Chevy Bolt EV belonging to Vermont lawmaker who backed industry catches fire Dow clings to gain and Nasdaq slips ahead of Fed update as 10-year yield tests 1.3% Major League Baseball will kick off the 2021 first-year amateur player draft on Sunday, July 11. This will be the first time the draft coincides with the All-Star Break festivities, and the event will be held in Denver, Colorado. © Provided by CBS Sports This will not be the first time the Pittsburgh Pirates make the top pick, however. The Pirates have held the No. 1 pick four times in the past, using it on right-handers Gerrit Cole, Bryan Bullington, and Kris Benson, as well as shortstop Jeff King. The most likely player to become this year's No. 1 pick is California prep shortstop Marcelo Mayer.  Here's what CBS Sports wrote of Mayer recently while ranking him as the best prospect in the class: His boosters within the industry believe that he's the best player in the class: a potential 15-to-20-home-run-hitting shortstop who can deliver a good average and professional...
    Let Joe Burrow’s season-ending ACL injury serve as a painful reminder. The Bengals sure did. And the Dolphins, Jaguars and Bears followed suit. Four teams with prize young quarterbacks used second-round picks on offensive tackles Friday night as a theme emerged that there is nothing more important than protecting the chief investment. The new pairings are the Bears’ first-round pick Justin Fields with Teven Jenkins (pick No. 39), the Dolphins’ second-year pro Tua Tagovailoa with Liam Eichenberg (No. 42), the Jaguars’ first-round pick Trevor Lawrence with Walker Little (No. 45) and the Bengals’ Burrow with Jackson Carman (No. 46). Washington and the Titans also took offensive tackles, marking six in the 19 picks of the second round. “We knew there was going to be a run of offensive linemen in the second round,” Dolphins general manager Chris Grier said after trading up with the Giants to draft Eichenberg. “It was important to get up and get him.” Three centers and a guard made it 10 offensive linemen selected in the second round. “Offensive linemen are at an all-time value,” said...
    Trevor Lawrence. Getty/Alika Jenner The first round of the 2021 NFL Draft is in the books. The Jaguars, Eagles, and Bears ended the night as big winners. The Raiders and Packers were losers. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The first round of the 2021 NFL Draft is in the books. After Thursday night, 32 players have been selected by their new teams, with plenty more talent still to come in the next two days. Facebook Icon The letter F. Follow Insider on Facebook Take a look below at our winners and losers of the first round of the NFL Draft.WINNER: Jacksonville JaguarsThere was never a question about who the Jaguars were taking first overall, and with good reason. Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence is now the Jaguars quarterback, helping bring the team into a new era with new head coach Urban Meyer. A move doesn't need to be surprising to be the right one.WINNER: San Francisco 49ers Trey Lance AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn While there weren't any surprises through the first two picks of the night, the San...
    Next1 of 2Prev postUse your ← → (arrows) to browse The Minnesota Vikings may emerge from Day 2 of the draft with a quarterback, and these three options will be there to get. The Minnesota Vikings addressed a significant need in the first round of the draft Thursday night, and they even traded down from No. 14 to No. 23 to still get offensive tackle Christian Darrisaw. They added a third-round pick in the deal, which gives them a total of seven picks in the third and fourth rounds. Day 2 of the draft is of course Rounds 2 and 3, and the Vikings (for now) don’t have a second-round pick thanks to last year’s trade for Yannick Ngakoue. But their first third-rounder (via the deal with the Jets) is an early one, No. 66, and general manager Rick Spielman has the pick capital to trade up into the second round. The Vikings are locked into Kirk Cousins this year, and the 10,000-foot view says he’ll be the quarterback in 2022 as well. But there is a path to trading...
    More On: nfl draft 2021 Tom Brady really won’t like these Mac Jones dad-bod comparisons Zach Wilson’s mom was the real breakout star of the NFL Draft The positions Giants will target in Day 2 of NFL Draft Jets have options with their only Day 2 NFL Draft pick OK, so who’s still available in the NFL Draft 2021? It’s the question diehard fans – and teams – started asking around midnight, when the rush of the first round was complete. Open those heavy eyelids because there are some names worth a look. Here is a list of The Post’s 10 best available players when the draft resumes at 7 p.m. Friday night for the second and third rounds. Note that the number in parentheses before each name is the player’s ranking on reporter Ryan Dunleavy’s Top 100 big board before any picks were made: 1. (17) LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Notre Dame, 6-1, 221 pounds: Biggest surprise by far considering he won the Butkus Award. He makes sideline-to-sideline tackles, covers tight ends and is high character. Is he...
    Grading the New York Giants’ 2021 NFL Draft 1st round haul Alexander Wilson April 30, 2021 ShareTweetFlipRedditThe moment Alabama receiver DeVonta Smith was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles, the New York Giants’ draft strategy changed as their primary option came off the board. Instead, they considered trading back for the first time in years and Gettleman’s first time in the history of his career. With Smith and Jaylen Waddle off the board, the Giants struck a deal with the Chicago Bears, moving back to the 20th overall pick, collecting a haul in the process. They added a fifth-round pick for the 2021 NFL draft, but a first-round and a fourth-round pick in 2022. An incredible haul for a team that rarely ever maneuvers in the NFL draft. To put things into perspective, when the Steelers moved back 10 selections in 2019 with the Broncos, they acquired the number 52 overall pick and a future third-rounder, whereas the Giants added a first-round pick and several mid-round selections. While nobody anticipated the Giants...
    SENECA, SOUTH CAROLINA – APRIL 29: In this handout photo provided by the National Football League, quarterback Trevor Lawrence poses after being selected with the first overall pick by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2021 NFL Draft on April 29, 2021 in Seneca, South Carolina. (Photo by Logan Bowles/NFL via Getty Images) Every team believes they nabbed a potential superstar in Round 1 of the 2021 NFL Draft. These five picks can transform the franchises that selected them.  Finding great value in Round 1 is a big priority for each and every NFL franchise. That’s the spot in the draft where each team should be able to find a quality starter. Of course, some teams do a much better job evaluating top-end prospects than others. This piece will identify the five best picks from Day One of this year’s draft. Teams highlighted here should feel great about the chances of their first round pick making a big impact on their team as rookies. More importantly, these teams should feel comfortable about their draftees’ chance to become stars for years to...
    Florida tight end Kyle Pitts will be a first-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.   Pitts, who caught 43 passes for 770 yards and 12 TDs for the Gators as a junior in 2020, evokes comparisons to Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver Calvin Johnson because of his measurements.   Pitts is 6-5, 245 pounds with an 83-inch wingspan. He runs a 4.44 in the 40-yard dash. He has a 33.5-inch vertical and hit 22 reps on 225 pounds. He would have been one of the main attractions of the NFL Scouting Combine with those numbers.   Johnson was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, but he was a receiver. Pitts is a tight end, and that makes him a more intriguing prospect in some ways because of the history at the position.   MORE NFL DRAFT: Complete 7-round mock | Top 100 big board How many tight ends have been first-round picks?   A total of 56 tight ends have been selected in the first round since the first common draft in 1967. Penn State tight end Ted Kwalick was selected with the No. 7 pick...
    Next1 of 3Prev postUse your ← → (arrows) to browse  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) The Philadelphia Eagles have 11 picks to work with in the 2021 NFL Draft and this is the best way to maximize their results in the first round. Some Eagles fans aren’t happy that the team agreed to trade down to No. 12 in Round 1. Who Philadelphia ultimately lands with that selection should go a long way towards easing fan sentiment. The franchise needs a little luck to fall their way on Draft Night if they want to hit a home run with their first selection. The biggest question the Eagles need to answer is whether or not they’re comfortable with Jalen Hurts as their quarterback of the present and future. If the answer to that question is no, then the team could have an intriguing chance to upgrade the game’s most important position with the No. 12 pick. Otherwise, Eagles fans are understandably desperate to see the team upgrade their options at wide receiver. Jalen Reagor didn’t live up to expectations as last year’s...
    Catholic bishops may press Biden to stop taking Communion The North Carolina county where police shot Andrew Brown Jr. is dismissing false internet rumors using a Fox News story about his criminal rap sheet Rookie wide receivers seem to be making bigger impacts in the NFL, and that trend should continue with the talented crop of WR prospects in the 2021 NFL Draft. What makes this year's top receivers so intriguing is several either didn't play (Ja'Marr Chase) or played limited games due to injuries or opt-outs in 2020 (Jaylen Waddle, Rondale Moore, Terrace Marshall Jr., Rashod Bateman). This could lead to some surprises as early as the first round, with sleepers being available as late as the third.  Eight wide receivers went in the first 34 picks of the 2020 draft, and it's likely this will remain a coveted position in 2021. There might not quite as many wideouts selected as early this year, but with three top-15 studs and several more pass-catchers with first-round talent, you can bet these elite athletes will tempt plenty of teams. With that in...
    It was Clint Eastwood as “Dirty Harry” who once said, “A man’s got to know his limitations.” Or maybe it was one of my editors after a particularly tortured paragraph. Either way, you could apply the phrase to the Raiders and the NFL Draft, which begins Thursday night in Round 1. It wouldn’t be a terrible thing if the Raiders traded out of the first round completely and didn’t make their first pick until Friday in Round 2. Might be the best thing, actually, given their drafts of late should come with overdraft protection. Although it doesn’t always work out that way, the hope of any NFL team is that a first-round draft pick becomes an immediate contributor while learning on the job. The following have been first-round draft picks since Jon Gruden returned in 2018 after nine years in the ESPN broadcast booth. 2018: Kolton Miller, No. 15 overall: A beneficial first year, but not an effective one. Took his lumps but was worth the learning experience on a 4-12 team and parlayed...
    Chris Simms’ mock draft is absolutely bananas. The NFL analyst and former pro quarterback released his mock draft for fans Tuesday, and he had Justin Fields going as the last pick of the first round to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Do you think I’m kidding? I can promise you that I’m not. Give his first round mock draft a look below. My 2021 Mock Draft…full explanation of all 32 picks here: https://t.co/lCNaOJ7FWk pic.twitter.com/JFpIA8qFs6 — Chris Simms (@CSimmsQB) April 27, 2021 Whatever Chris Simms might be consuming in his free time, please get me as much as possible because I want to try it. I can’t imagine how your brain must operate in order to believe that Justin Fields is going to be the last pick of the first round! The last pick of the first round, folks! I feel like I might be hallucinating just by reading his mock draft!   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Justin Fields (@justnfields) I don’t...
    What to know about Puerto Ricos divide over its territorial status Bidens unlikely new ally on climate change: Corporate America Projecting busts in the NFL Draft requires casting doubt on talented players who could just as easily turn into stars as they could disappoint. If you call a potential third- or fourth-rounder a bust, then you're just wasting everyone's time. The “busts” fans remember are first- and sometimes second-round picks, especially the players who flop after getting selected in the top 20. The 2021 NFL Draft features plenty of tantalizing prospects who have red flags for a variety of reasons. Whether it's experience, size, level of competition, or injury history, there are several factors that cause certain players to stand out as particularly risky. With that in mind, Sporting News takes a closer look at some of the biggest boom-or-bust prospects in the 2021 NFL Draft. MORE NFL DRAFT: Complete 7-round mock | Top 100 big board 2021 NFL Draft bust candidates Every first-round QB We'd like to highlight one QB in particular, but given how high the top-five signal-callers are...
    Lauren London says its important sons to see her moving forward BP beats first-quarter estimates on stronger commodity prices; plans to resume share buybacks In just over one month, the San Francisco 49ers' brain trust went from vacillating on the future of their $137 million quarterback, to trading three first-round draft picks for Jimmy Garoppolo’s eventual replacement, to arriving within 72 hours of making that decision and still not quite knowing what they are going to do. Maybe that’s what is happening. Or maybe the 49ers are just screwing with everyone’s heads. I wouldn’t put it past San Francisco head coach Kyle Shanahan to have figured out precisely who he was taking weeks ago, but letting the rest of the world lose its mind over the 49ers riding out the process. Logic suggests that’s exactly what is happening, that the 49ers are going to take the same player this week that they were taking at the end of March, when they executed their move to the No. 3 pick in the draft. Whether that’s Alabama’s Mac Jones or North...
    The Associated Press looks at the best and worst first-round draft picks for each NFL team. The players were chosen by AP sports writers who regularly cover the 32 teams. AFC BALTIMORE RAVENS Best: T Jonathan Ogden, UCLA, 1996 Selected with the team’s first-ever pick after the move from Cleveland, Ogden held down the left tackle spot through 2006, was selected to 11 Pro Bowls and was a star on 2000 Super Bowl champions. Worst: WR Travis Taylor, Florida, 2000 Taken 10th overall, Taylor battled injuries and never became the big-play wideout Ravens envisioned in five seasons in Baltimore. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM BUFFALO BILLS Best: DE Bruce Smith, Virginia Tech, 1985 With some question whether Smith or Ray Childress was worthy of the No. 1 pick, the Bills went with Smith. He became the NFL’s sack leader and cornerstone of a defense on a team that won four straight AFC championships. Worst: LB Tom Cousineau, Ohio State, 1979 Touted linebacker selected first overall who never played a game for the Bills because of a contract...
    Getty New York Jets draft card. Despite being on the job for over 22 months, New York Jets general manager Joe Douglas has only one NFL Draft under his belt as the head honcho. With such a small sample size it’s hard to feel confident putting any stock into any trends that you may have noticed last year. Although one nugget that really stands out is his propensity for trading. As a matter of fact, during the 2020 NFL Draft, Douglas executed three separate trades on draft day (details via The Jets Zone): Jets received No. 59, No. 101 in exchange the Seattle Seahawks received No. 48 overall. Gang Green received No. 125, No. 129, and a 2021 sixth-round pick in exchange the New England Patriots received No. 101 overall. Finally, in his last deal, Douglas sent No. 211 overall to the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for veteran cornerback Quincy Wilson. Just call him ‘Trader Joe’ An infamous NFL Draft card from the New York Jets archives. With 10 selections in the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft,...
    No matter how many mock drafts are done before an actual NFL draft goes on the clock, it’s impossible to predict all the trades that will happen in the first round. The Dolphins made recent moves with the 49ers and Eagles that already shook up this year’s order. Last year, the Buccaneeers, Chargers, 49ers and Packers all moved up at certain points between Nos. 13 and No. 30 overall during the draft, while the 49ers, Patriots, Vikings and Dolphins all moved down. When a team trades down, it isn’t locked into one particular player at its initial selection and would prefer to increase its volume of picks. When a team trades up, it is targeting a specific player it doesn’t want to risk losing to another team picking or trading up ahead of it. Although 2020 didn’t have any early movement, the 2021 NFL Draft figures to be different because of quarterback demand vs. supply. Knowing the Jaguars, Jets and 49ers are locked into QBs 1-2-3, here’s a look at the most likely trade scenarios developing right after those picks: NFL MOCK DRAFT...
    Is this the year Dave Gettleman, for the first time in his nine years as an NFL general manager, trades down in an NFL Draft? It might make sense, for a variety of reasons.   The Giants own the No. 11 overall pick, a spot in the first round where they likely will have a cluster of three or four players with similar grades, allowing them the option to move down a few spots and still get a player they desire, while also adding draft capital, in the form of a coveted extra second-day pick. There might not be a defensive player taken in the first 10 picks, meaning the Giants can move back a few spots and land their top-rated edge rusher, certainly a position of need. Given the expenditures in free agency at a time when the salary cap made an unprecedented dip, it makes financial sense to gain an extra pick on the second day of the draft, adding value and cheap labor to the roster for this season and also 2022, a...
    It’s almost time for the 2021 NFL Draft, which means the floodgates for NFL mock drafts are about to open. Experts will break down team needs, watch film of the top college prospects and predict (to the best of their ability) where players will get drafted. We’re going to be doing none of that in this mock draft. Here, we’re going to set everything up so that the virtual GMs and coaches in “Madden 21” will be making the picks for us. We’ve updated the rosters to reflect free agency moves and imported a custom-made draft class to represent the 2021 players (we explain all of that below). We also have the order set for the first round. Because of how complicated this is to set up, we only simulated the first two rounds of the NFL Draft. The entire draft wouldn’t be accurate anyway because of compensatory picks that aren’t included in Madden. First, we’ll go over how this process worked. It involved a lot of setup since there’s no official 2021 NFL Draft class in Madden 21 yet, and rosters...
    Why the New York Jets must draft offensively at No. 23 By: Geoff Magliocchetti April 16, 2021 ShareTweetFlipRedditIt’s a foregone conclusion that the New York Jets will draft a quarterback at No. 2. But what will they do with their latter Thursday choice? If this is the most pressing of problems the New York Jets have for the remainder of 2021, they’ll be one of the most, if not the most, blessed teams in all of professional sports. The Jets have a welcome dilemma when the first round of the NFL Draft is held in Cleveland on April 29 (8 p.m. ET, ABC/ESPN/NFL Network). They’re one of a handful of teams with multiple first round picks, first choosing in the second slot before reaping the fruits of the Jamal Adams trade at 23rd overall. Though the second pick is more than likely spoken for…barring a jaw-dropping pre-draft surprise, the Jets will undoubtedly be taking a quarterback…there’s a major decision to be made in the latter station, a place where this draft’s predictability should...
    Jan 26, 2021; Mobile, Alabama, USA; American quarterback Mac Jones of Alabama (10) drills during National team practice during the 2021 Senior Bowl week. Mandatory Credit: Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports The 2021 NFL Draft is less than two weeks away, and in our latest full first-round mock, we have the Denver Broncos replacing Drew Lock with Mac Jones. With less than two weeks before the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft kicks off, teams are starting to finalize their draft boards, and the buzz is getting louder. We know who the first overall pick will be, and possibly the second, but as we inch closer to April 29, it is still anybody’s guess as to what the first round will look like.With that said, here is our latest 2021 NFL Mock Draft. 1 Trevor Lawrence QB, Jacksonville Jaguars With the first pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars are going to undoubtedly pick Clemson star, Trevor Lawrence. The consensus top player in this draft class, teams have been waiting to get Lawrence since his freshman year with...
    It feels unlikely, but here’s how the Pittsburgh Steelers could trade all the way up to No. 4 in the draft. As the Pittsburgh Steelers went from 11-0 to 12-4 to a Wild Card Round loss, Ben Roethlisberger was exposed as a shell of what he was when defenses adjusted. He’ll be back in 2021, for better or worse, with an adjusted contract. The Steelers have had Mason Rudolph behind Roethlisberger, and they took a flier on former first-round pick Dwayne Haskins. So it’s safe to say who will succeed Roethlisberger, almost certainly in 2022, is up in the air. With the No. 24 pick right now, the Steelers are not in position to take one of the top-five quarterback prospects in this year’s draft class. Depending on what they think of who will be available there (Kyle Trask, Kellen Mond, Davis Mills), they could be compelled to try to trade up. Picks 1-3 look sure to go Trevor Lawrence (Jaguars), Zach Wilson (Jets) and either Mac Jones or Justin Fields (49ers). The Atlanta Falcons at No. 4 could...
    If the New England Patriots want to significantly move up in the 2021 NFL Draft for a quarterback, it’s possible but will be costly. Tom Brady isn’y coming back to Foxborough until his number gets retired. With Brady gone, the New England Patriots fell from grace last year, missing the playoffs for the first time since 2008. Cam Newton only threw eight touchdowns in 15 games a season ago, and while he’s back and surrounded by much better weapons, the need for a long-term answer is still there. In free agency, the Patriots added a quartet of weapons as referenced above, including receivers Nelson Agholor and Kendrick Bourne, and tight ends Jonnu Smith and Hunter Henry. To make those additions worthwhile, head coach Bill Belichick needs to make a big splash in the draft, finding a quality signal-caller. To this point, the Patriots have a few options. They can hope for Newton to improve in his second year within the system. Or, they can call the San Francisco 49ers and trade a first-round pick to Jimmy Garoppolo, bringing back...
    New York Giants: PFF reveals the fans’ first round pick for the 2021 Draft By: Cay North April 11, 2021 ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Giants fanbase is split on what the team should do with the number eleven pick overall in the draft, but one answer reigns above the others. At least, that’s what Pro Football Focus found when they measured the data from over a million mock drafts to find out which player each fanbase favors. And the pick that New York Giants fans went with in the largest numbers might surprise you. Giants fans favor Rashawn Slater The offensive line might be the biggest need for the Giants right now after concerns at the receiver position and in the secondary were addressed in free agency. Because of that, Northwestern tackle Rashawn Slater has risen in the draft rankings of many as a possible pick at number eleven. According to PFF, Slater is also the most favored pick among Giants fans. Giants fans are prepared to draft a first-round offensive tackle...
    Sam Darnold, New York Jets, NFL  (Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images) The 2021 NFL Draft will kick off later this month, and after trading for Sam Darnold, the Carolina Panthers get him an elite weapon. The big news around the NFL was the New York Jets trading Sam Darnold on Monday, throwing a wrench in the top-10 picks in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft. Players will move up and down the ladder, as we inch closer to round one, and in our latest mock, an elite player lands in Carolina to join Darnold.Here is our latest 2021 NFL Mock Draft. 1 Trevor Lawrence QB, Jacksonville Jaguars No big surprise here, as the Jacksonville Jaguars kick off our latest 2021 NFL Mock Draft by selecting Clemson star quarterback Trevor Lawrence. While there may be movement after Lawrence, this pick seems set in stone, as he is considered one of the best quarterback prospects we have seen in a few years. With Lawrence under center, Urban Meyer can start his rebuild in a big way, and he has already...
    BOSTON (CBS) — The NFL Draft is just three weeks away, and there was another trade involving a young quarterback on Monday. Sam Darnold is no longer a member of the New York Jets, now in the running to quarterback the Carolina Panthers. The trade has some ramifications for the New England Patriots, and it goes much further than Darnold no longer seeing ghosts in the AFC East. READ MORE: ESPN Parts Ways With Paul Pierce After Celtics Legend Posted Inappropriate Instagram Live Video The Jets Will Now Absolutely Be Drafting A QB At No. 2 There was a growing sense that this would happen, even if Darnold was still on the New York roster. But now that he isn’t there, the Jets really need a new QB, and they’ll likely take Zach Wilson at No. 2 overall. So a quarterback will be taken with the first three picks, and potentially the first five selections, come April 29. The Panthers Will Not Be Drafting A QB At No. 8 Carolina now has Darnold and Teddy Bridgewater atop its QB depth...
    With the No. 32 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could be looking at drafting a developmental quarterback. Even with Tom Brady continuing to defeat time, the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers may look to acquire a developmental quarterback with the No. 32 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. It would not be the strangest thing in the world for the Buccaneers to draft Trask at No. 32 overall. Next: Emmanuel Acho has insane Aaron Rodgers take
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