Lamar Jackson hopes to begin a long and accomplished NFL career beginning Thursday night at the draft, but he may have his biggest feat already wrapped up.
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The Louisville quarterback had a pair of pre-draft visits with the Patriots, including a trip to their facility, where he met with the typically stern head coach. Having seen him on TV, Jackson thought it’d be a serious talk.
This could be where the Ravens grab their tight end, and Wisconsin’s Troy Fumagalli is popular pick in late-round mocks. Another receiver wouldn’t be a bad addition, with Daurice Fountain (Northern Iowa), Javon Wims (Georgia) and Trey Quinn (SMU) surrounding Baltimore’s Day 3 picks.
Elite Kids Hampus Lindholm Jersey Even with all of the holes in the team, the Ravens’ planning for life after Flacco should begin now. They can’t wait for another draft full of great QB prospects or hope a talented free agent falls in their lap. The pieces around Flacco could reach a higher ceiling if the QB is put under a little pressure. A young backup would provide that.
The Falcons became the latest team Wednesday to pick up the fifth-year option on their 2015 first-round draft pick, Vic Beasley. That means the young pass rusher isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, now under contract in Atlanta through the 2019 season.
The move comes with zero surprise and no suspense.
Take a quarterback at No. 1, then go to No. 4 and take another quarterback, Smith suggested. And see if you can grab two more picks. Say Buffallo with No. 12 and 22. Or New England, which has two picks. ‘Go ahead and call me. Hines Ward Womens Jersey I got what you need,’ said Smith.
Of course, the Browns probably would have been destroyed if they tried it. But I like Smith’s out-of-the-box thinking. Imagine if he becomes an NFL GM?
Smith had another great moment when he saluted the Panthers for taking Maryland WR DJ Moore at No. 24. They have never been able to replace me until today. D.J. Moore will be at that organization for a longtime, he said.