The latest in the perceived Welker line for New England is Chris Hogan.

Edelman is a frequent comparison, but he was a quarterback in college who only lines up in the slot about half the time.

Danny Woodhead also comes to mind, but he played much more running back than slot receiver.

The latest in the perceived Welker line for New England is Chris Hogan. Although Hogan studied Welker, he plays on the outside and is nearly five inches taller.
But Switzer will in fact join the Cowboys’ young core of exciting young skill players forming a triumvirate with Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott to continue to pursue an elusive world championship in this millennium for America’s Team. The last time they won a Super Bowl, Barry Switzer was the head man.

But no, Ryan’s not related to Barry, although Barry did call Ryan’s father just to make sure as the young Tar Heel’s career ascended, now he’s landed in the NFL.

“He just talked about where he was from, where we are from. He wondered if it was a possibility if we were related,” Michael Switzer said. Leonard Fournette weighs 240 pounds and runs like a swarm of angry bees. Dalvin Cook’s record-setting career at Florida State has helped everyone forget his character issues. Joe Mixon hasn’t been as lucky. Christian McCaffrey does just about everything well, including playing the piano.

Those may be the first four tailbacks off the board April 29, but they’ll be followed by a handful of runners who may go on to even more lucrative careers. Alvin Kamara and Curtis Samuel are versatile rushing/receiving threats. D’Onta Foreman ran for more than 2,000 yards in just 11 games last season. Donnel Pumphrey finished his career with more rushing yards than any FBS player besides Ron Dayne and Tony Dorsett.nike_ravens_298-223x223

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John Ross will hear his name called in the first round of the 2017 NFL draft on Thursday in Philadelphia. The fastest player in NFL Combine history hails from Washington, where he was one of the best receivers in the Pac-12.

Ogunjobi only played three years of organized football before signing on with Charlotte, but his raw talent made him the backbone behind the program’s transition to the FBS. The burly run-stopper lit Conference-USA on fire, recording 29 tackles for loss in two seasons at college football’s top division. The 49ers never had a winning season — or even won a Homecoming game — but the raw Ogunjobi still did enough to cement his place as one of 2017’s top defensive line prospects.

Ogunjobi is a relative football noob whose strength and athleticism helped him overcome a lack of experience. His strength and girth in the middle often means two blockers have to keep him at bay — but despite an abundance of double-teams, he was still a monster against the run. He was a black hole that swallowed up tailbacks in the middle of the field, creating several X-and-long situations for opponents in college.

The North Dakota State product made good on his potential, standing out as a potential franchise quarterback and raising the profile of his prairie-based alma mater. Wentz hit the turf running and opened his NFL career with a bang, but he struggled once opponents got more usable game footage of him. An extra season to correct those mistakes should help him settle into his role as the team’s quarterback of the future.

The Eagles paid a ransom to get Wentz, but like Goff, he’s a better prospect for the coming year than any member of this season’s draft class.
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The biggest knock on Tomlinson is his limited experience. He was a rotational player on a Bama defense that was stacked with stars, and his senior season was the only year he played more than 45 percent of the teams defensive snaps.

He did have success pressuring the quarterback in college, but that will be more of a challenge in the NFL. Hes one-dimensional as a pass rusher and hell need to develop different techniques to get the best of offensive linemen and get to the quarterback as a pro.

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The Giants defense saw a resurgence in 2016 and finished No. 2 in points allowed, but relied heavily on the production of Johnathan Hankins in the middle. Damon SnacksHarrison is still in the middle, but Tomlinson could be an instant boost to the middle of the Giants defense.

Chiefs trade up to No. 10 in NFL draft in swap with Bills to select Pat Mahomes

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ESPNs Field Yates reported that the Chiefs added a third-round pick in the 2017 NFL draft, (No. 91) as well as a 2018 first-round pick to the Bills.

Mahomes shot up draft boards as the draft became closer and closer. The former Texas Tech quarterback will be groomed to replace incumbent quarterback Alex Smith.

Cleveland still hasnt taken a quarterback, but they added an athlete to the offense. The Browns were often linked to O.J. Howard with the No. 12 pick and ended up getting a tight end at a decent value.
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Austin Seferian-Jenkins was a swing and a miss, and it left a hole at the position that was filled by the emergence of Cameron Brate. But double tight-end sets have worked well in Carolina and Jameis Winston will benefit from a similar situation in Tampa Bay.

Every time I’m in a private interview with teams, I have an opportunity to get on the board, and every team’s been impressed with my football IQ, Webb told Bleacher Reports Doug Farrar. I’ve had great coaches in multiple systems and different ways of getting it done, so when I’m on the board talking defenses and personnel and coverages, they’ve been blown away, because there are different types of Air Raid offenses and spread offenses.

I was asked to do a lot at both schools when it came to checking off at the line of scrimmage, getting us into the right play and being a good leader.

Mahomes has also emphasized that he was allowed to audible at the line of scrimmage and he didnt work with predetermined reads.

Top 10 running back prospects in 2017 class

The following 2017 NFL Draft running back prospect ranking is included in Optimum Scouting’s 2017 NFL Draft Guide, which is available for purchase here. The draft guide includes 300-plus scouting reports as well as position-specific analytics for prospects in the 2017 NFL Draft.

He faced a felony charge of harassment with a bodily substance after allegedly spitting at a female officer. That charge was dropped last month, but he still faces three additional misdemeanor charges in the incident. Those charges include assault, disorderly conduct and obstructing official business.

Jones has an extended “legal issues” section on his Wikipedia page, but the Bengals have been supportive of him through most of his career. Brown commented on the cornerback’s character last month.

“I see Adam Jones through my own eyes. I see different facets of his personality. I see him as a person who is energetic, lively, positive for the most part, exceptionally so. I know a little bit about his family, that weighs in my mind. I think back to when he had his little daughter and she was a premie. He used to drive up from practices at Georgetown every day after practice to look through the glass and see her where they kept the premie babies in the hospital and the lights went out, one after another in that group of little babies, they disappeared. His little girl managed to survive.

Now she has grown into a 5-year-old little girl. Wonderful little girl. Very pretty, very attractive, very energetic. To me, that is a story that registers. I would say this point blank: Am I looking to harm her? I’m not. It’s a bigger picture than one incident. And I get to be the one that sits in the chair to decide that. So I have chosen to decide it the way I am deciding it. I’m going to give him a chance. I hope it comes out right for him, for his family and for us. I know there are critics. I understand. But that is a full answer. And that’s what I have to say about it.”

No, Lance Stephenson wasn’t open on the Pacers’ final play against the Cavaliers

Lynch’s definition for the phrase fluctuates as well. From a 2014 profile by Kevin Fixler:

Beast Mode, it’s part of the lifestyle, he says later. It’s pretty much self-explanatory. It gets thrown around loosely, I mean, all over. It’s not set to one specific thing like we’re football players or basketball players. Just if you are in your everyday life and you feel like you just accomplished something big that you had going on, then that’s Beast Mode. It’s an accomplishment, that you put yourself through something to get something better out of it. I feel that that’s Beast Mode.
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The Indiana Pacers lost the opening game of their first-round series to the Cleveland Cavaliers, 109-108, after LeBron James double teamed to get the ball out of Paul Georges hands on the games final possession. George then passed the ball to C.J. Miles, who missed the potential game-winning shot.
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But in coming with the double, some felt James left Lance Stephenson open underneath the basket.

It would have been near impossible for George to squeeze that pass to Stephenson. You can argue he tried to, but then pivoted and threw the ball to Miles after James fully committed with the double.

By the time Stephenson had made himself a target, Kyrie Irving had come over to help and James was in Georges face.

That pass would have led to a turnover. George made the right decision dishing it to Miles.

Pavel Datsyuk wins title in return to Russia with SKA St. Petersburg

Datsyuk, a four-time NHL All-Star selection, left the Red Wings in June to return to his native Russia and the KHL, where he played during the NHL lockout during the 2012-13 season. He ranks sixth in Red Wings franchise history with 918 points, having scored 314 goals (ranked eighth) and tallied 604 assists (fifth) in 953 career games.

Isaiah Thomas remained with the Boston Celtics on Monday, and coach Brad Stevens said he expects that the All-Star guard will play Tuesday in Game 2 against the Chicago Bulls before traveling to be with his family after the death of his sister.

Thomas scored 33 points in the Celtics’ playoff-opening loss Sunday, one day after 22-year-old Chyna Thomas died in a single-car accident on an interstate in their home state of Washington.
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“His plan, as of right now — and, again, subject to him changing if he wants — is that he’ll be here [Tuesday] night and then will go to Tacoma after,” Stevens said. “So either after the game [Tuesday] night or Wednesday morning.”

While the two Massachusetts natives had been planning their Boston Marathon appearance since last summer, they said the crowd’s cheers made it hard for them to carry on a conversation.

Begay suggested that Woods had lost his fast ball and that, like an aging pitcher, would have to rely more on finesse.

“His clubhead speed is still in the 118-120 mph [range], which is plenty for the modern game but he’s not going to reach that 125-plus that some of these guys can dig down and hit,” he added. “So he’s going to have to be more methodical and work his way around certain courses and just realize that where par might be 70 for him, on most courses it’s not going to be a 68 that he was used to for the better part of a decade.”

the Saints opened as 6-point favorites for the game

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The weather was supposed to be bad on Sunday, but I don’t think anyone realized how bad. That’s certainly the case for the Bears and Ravens and the 60,000 people who showed up to watch them. The Bears were already down 10-0 by the time the conditions got so unhinged that the game had to be postponed.

Unsurprisingly, all six of SB Nation’s experts are picking the Saints to win this one. Those experts include Ryan Van Bibber, Joel Thorman, Jason Chilton, Stephen White, David Fucillo and Matt Ufford.

Despite playing on the road, the Saints opened as 6-point favorites for the game. Since beating the 49ers, the Saints are even more significant favorites, with one book having them favored by as much as 10.5 points, according to OddsShark.

The Falcons will hit the road to take on the Buffalo Bills on Dec. 1. The Saints will take on the Seattle Seahawks the following day for Monday Night Football.

I do think we’re heading in the right direction.

The latest controversial penalty was on a hit by Ahmad Brooks of the San Francisco 49ers to New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees. Mara defended that as the “proper call.”

“Is it more difficult for officials? Yes, I think it is and unfortunately these calls get scrutinized and replayed over and over again and it does increase the pressure on officials. I think those are thing we just have to live with because we do need to continue to try to make the game safer. That’s an obligation that all of us who are associated with the NFL have, and it’s something that I take very seriously being on the Competition Committee,” Mara said.

“Listen there are plenty of calls against my team that I don’t particularly like from time to time, but when you sit back at the end of the season and look at everything there are certain things that you just have to live with in order to make the game safer for the players. I think it’s well worth the effort that we’re putting into it.

“I do think we’re heading in the right direction. It’s not going to be without controversy, it’s not always going to be smooth sailing but if we can reduce the number of hits to the head and neck area and reduce the number of serious injuries then it’s all worthwhile.”

It is a fact of life in the MAC. The better you do, the faster you are looking for a new coach. You just hope to claim as many prizes as possible before he leaves.

Northern Illinois pulled this off a few years ago. The Huskies, two years removed from losing Jerry Kill to Minnesota, claimed an Orange Bowl berth before losing Dave Doeren to NC State. Bowling Green at least got conference titles out of Doeren (2017) and Dino Babers (2017) before losing them to Wake Forest and Syracuse, respectively.

The song is the greatest college basketball tradition.

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The Tar Heels were 26-of-73 (35.6 percent) from the floor. They were an egregious 4-of-27 (14.8 percent) on three-pointers, including an 0-of-9 night from star Justin Jackson, who entered as a 38 percent shooter from deep. Their effective field goal percentage, a measurement of shooting that gives threes 50 percent more value than twos, was 38.4. This was, by that metric, the Heels’ second-worst shooting game of the year.

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Or two fewer than Gonzaga’s overqualified backup center, Zach Collins, had before fouling out late in the second half.

Before the game, I wrote about what a UNC win would probably look like. Two of my key points were that the Heels would need to crash the offensive glass and/or hope for a better shooting night than usual. Those things didn’t happen.