It’s best not to believe anything draft related that you hear this week, when lying season kicks into full gear. The latest rumor centers on ¡ª who else ¡ª Mitchell Trubisky, the North Carolina quarterback with a mere 13 college starts. But this latest one centers on the team picking second in the draft, the 49ers, and not the Browns, though they’re involved in this one, too.
Davis’ instincts and intelligence are off the charts. He has a knack for diagnosing the play before it happens and being where he needs to, and he has the closing speed to be a sure tackler. He identifies weak points and gets to the ball carrier in a hurry ¡ª as evidenced by his 7.5 tackles for loss in 2015 on plays that weren’t sacks.
That doesn’t mean he can’t provide pressure by shrinking pockets up the middle. Davis can give quarterbacks nightmares on disguised zone blitzes and showed a strong sense of timing with the Gators, waiting for the perfect moment to charge upfield and exploit a blocking crease. He is also a hard worker who should be a strong locker room presence.
Here, Thomas bulldozes the offensive line to sack Mitchell Trubisky.
It’s plays like this where Thomas looks like the player many expect him to be at the next level.
Thomas is also one of the most interesting players in the draft
Thomas was born in Chicago, but spent his childhood down under in Australia. He took up soccer and Irish step dancing after school, and he wasn’t into football.
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Limited Mens Oliver Ekman-Larsson Jersey Thomas grew up out of shape thanks to a bad diet and a love for Xbox. When he came back to the United States and moved to Texas, his teachers and coaches helped him get on the right path.
Moving to a Texas town will do that to you. They’re serious about their football.
That off-the-field leadership has the adults who watched him grow into an All-Pac-12 defensive end convinced he’ll be a success no matter where he goes in the 2017 NFL draft.
Whoever drafts him, he’s going to make them right, said Fex. Not just on the field; in the locker room — he’ll be a fan favorite in the stadium, he’ll be a fan favorite in the community. It’s gonna be fun to watch.
In three seasons at Oklahoma, he ran the ball 685 times. Each year, he took at least 196 handoffs, including a career-high 263 in 2014 when he was a third-team All-American and the Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year.
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Based on his rugged style and past production, Washington can use Perine to wear down defenses.
Perine is a man on a mission when he has the football. He doesn’t fall to the turf easily. Defenders will not stop him with arm tackles. In a 35-19 win against Auburn in the Sugar Bowl last season, the former Sooner turned what looked like a short gain into a 15-yard run.
As soon as Perine took the handoff, he started to run up the middle, but there weren’t any creases available. So he cut to the outside, stiff-armed one Tiger, and dragged another along the way. In fact, Perine became the program’s all-time leading rusher after that scamper.
Perine has been wreaking havoc on the ground since his freshman year in 2014. He ran for 427 yards, an FBS rushing record, in a 41-7 victory against Kansas. Perine broke the record with this scamper:
Thomas shared that sentiment, while acknowledging he can only get there through hard work.
Game Mens Xavien Howard Jersey I feel like I can do so much in this world. I want to be the best person I can be. Best teammate. Best player.
It didnt take long for some NFL draft craziness to get started Thursday night. Just minutes after Roger Goodell opened the show to a chorus of boos, the San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Bears negotiated a swap that sent quarterback Mitchell Trubisky to Chicago with the No. 2 pick, while the 49ers hoarded mid-round selections and took Solomon Thomas at No. 3 overall.
A day later, 49ers fans and media are touting John Lynch as a genius, especially after San Francisco traded into the tail end of the first round to grab Reuben Foster.
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First, it started with a trade. Chicago sent a third-round pick (No. 67 overall) and a fourth-round pick (No. 111 overall) to the 49ers, along with a 2018 third-round pick. In return, the Bears got one spot in the draft order. Getting a running back would be nice now that the Adrian Peterson era is over, but after the top five backs theres a drop off and theyre all gone when the Vikings go on the clock. But adding offensive line talent is certainly a priority, too. The Vikings struggled to protect Sam Bradford and couldnt provide much running room anyway. Dawkins was a three-year starter who played left tackle in college, and could play tackle in the NFL, but likely projects best inside.
While the Raiders really have the luxury to take the best player available, regardless of position, the defense is the side that needs more work. If there is a big hole to fill, its at linebacker, and Cunningham is as exciting a playmaker as there is at the position to replace Malcolm Smith. Then in the second round, the Raiders take King, a tall, press cornerback on a defense that likes tall, press cornerbacks.