Elsewhere, a Lamar Miller-D’Onta Foreman running back tandem should give defenses problems. Receiver Will Fuller scored seven touchdowns in 10 games a year ago and should be back strong. Star wideout DeAndre Hopkins, owner of 174 targets and 13 scores last year, should keep forcing all the coverage his way.聽
The Texans are a force and look poised to remind anyone who might have forgotten that, with the added bonus being a J.J. Watt-led defense鈥攚hich now boasts Tyrann Mathieu鈥攚ill consistently put the offense in great field position.聽
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The two teams have reportedly been in trade discussions since the NFL Combine but when it came down to the moment of truth on draft night, neither team blinked on their respective positions. While the Seahawks felt they were owed picks galore to relinquish Thomas’ services; the Cowboys felt their need to pay him a long-term contract should afford them a discount. After it all played out, the Cowboys Authentic Julius Peppers Jersey decided they’ll make do with their current secondary options and would hope to pursue Thomas in free agency in 2019.
Seahawks general manager John Schneider was already meeting the Cowboys halfway by coming down from the reported original asking price of a first and third-round pick and wouldn’t budge any further.
Appearing on Wednesday’s edition of The Rich Eisen Show, Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan confirmed that No. 3 overall pick Sam Darnold will compete with veteran incumbent Josh McCown for the starting job.
We’re going to basically expose him to everything, Maccagnan said. We’re going to give him the opportunity to go out there [and learn] the position. But of course our focus is not necessarily to throw him into the fire until he’s earned it.
But we’re very excited about him and his upside potential…. He’s going to have every opportunity to go out there and hopefully fulfill every potential we see in him.
Not satisfied with that equivocal answer, Eisen asked point-blank if Darnold will have the opportunity to earn the Week 1 nod.
Limited Kids Ahkello Witherspoon Jersey A round later, the Chiefs grabbed聽Derrick Nnadi, a defensive tackle who could work his way into the rotation in the heart of the defense, at times even pairing with Speaks.聽
The rest of the class (all six picks were defensive, by the way, a year removed from landing Patrick Mahomes) falls under the help on special teams for now category, including third-round pick聽Dorian O’Daniel, who checks in at 6’1 and 223 pounds with good measureables but needs some development.聽