Road Show: Majority of NFL teams interested in hosting draft
- Author: Tabitha Byrd May 03, 2017,
May 03, 2017, 0:11
It did, eventually. It just took a while. From here, the situation of monitoring free agents Gavin Andrews and Devin Chappell comes into focus, as both of these players are likely to either be signed by a team in the coming days or secure an National Football League training camp invite sometime this summer. Overall, 19 of the 32 players were from the defense, which was closer to projections. Though Kansas City paid a relatively substantial price of a third-round pick this year and a 2018 first-round pick for the quarterback, Patrick Mahomes II of Texas Tech is well worth it. Past production matters to me more than the scouts, apparently. But that doesn't stop the the Browns faithful from tuning into the draft every year with renewed hope. I just think they ... were impressed with me at the combine and my workout. Seattle has six picks combined in the rounds on Friday.
Receiver wasn't addressed, but quarterback was with Notre Dame's DeShone Kizer at No. 52 in the second round. He returned last season, started all 13 games and racked up 54 tackles with 2.5 for loss, plus 15 passes defensed with five interceptions. To accompany Garrett, Cleveland chose safety Jabrill Peppers and tight end David Njoku - both talented, no doubt, but still neither was the choice that would fill the position of dire need. With 10 picks this year, including three first-rounders, and 12 picks on the books for next year, including five first or second rounders, it's hard not to be excited with what the Browns are building.
The Chiefs and the Texans also got in on the bartering to get quarterbacks.
LeBron James' love for Cleveland is undeniable that is why he aims for the city's sports teams to achieve success, specifically the Browns.
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In this week's MMQB, Peter King embedded with the 49ers during their draft process and learned that they had interest in the No. 2 pick from a team other than the Bears in the minutes before making the trade.
The Eagles went next and picked defensive end Derek Barnett. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenny says it went off without a hitch.
"We had a lot of scenarios, but we did not have any scenarios like what's happened here", the Eagles' executive vice president of football operations said. But it was hardly embarrassing as three of the first 10 players drafted were from two Big 12 schools - Texas A&M and Missouri. Safety Jabrill Peppers (pick No. 25) played offense, defense and returned kicks at MI and was called one of the best all-around athletes in the draft. That gives Cleveland a net total of 7.1 AV in additional draft value, beyond its regular complement of selections. "We are very confident in the information that we gathered".
Chicago also took Adam Sheehan, a 6-foot-6, 278-pound tight end from Division II Ashland in the second round. On top of teams drafting 12 SEC players, seven of the conference's teams saw former players drafted.
New York Jets: I'll talk about the Jets picks on "Day Three" with extreme caution, considering that after all this is still the New York Jets, but on paper, it's possible that the New York franchise found themselves an impressive group of new pieces.