Ryan Shazier’s steps were slow and measured as he made a surprise visit on the stage at the NFL draft Thursday night, but the fact that the Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker was walking at all provided the most emotional moment of the first round.
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REASON: Allen has the tools to improve if he spends a year getting some top-notch quarterback coaching, like Patrick Mahomes did. And maybe he becomes a Donovan McNabb type who completes enough 60-yard bombs to make you forget that he misses five-yard passes by 10 yards. But it takes a ton of effort to explain away all of the bad throws on Allen’s tape and stat sheet. Tools should yield results, especially at the mid-major level. When they don’t, it’s wise to admit there’s an extreme level of risk associated with that quarterback instead of making excuses and rationalizations and going gaga over his arm.
Limited Mens Zemgus Girgensons Jersey REASON: The Bills have a weak supporting cast: a thin receiving corps, an offensive line in transition because of retirements. They have a quarterback-of-the-present, AJ McCarron, who is a short-term solution at best. And they just traded some of the draft capital they need to improve to acquire Allen. And offensive coordinator Brian Daboll doesn’t have a track record of accomplishing much of anything. The bust potential with this selection is frighteningly high. Sean McDermott and Brandon Beane have just defined their era, for better or worse.
Coach Bill Belichick must have been pleased with the meeting, as agent Drew Rosenhaus told ESPN that it was very positive and Rob is committed.
Retirement speculation has swirled around Gronkowski since he vowed to sit down and contemplate his future in the wake of New England’s Super Bowl LII downfall.
While Gronkowski remained silent on his 2018 plans, rumors surfaced suggesting he would consider leaving football for a career as a big-screen action hero or Authentic Marcus Cooper Jersey professional wrestler.
After skipping voluntary workouts last week, Gronkowski added fuel to the fire with a bizarre promotional news conference that cited dirt-biking as the reason for his continued absence.
Game Youth Matt Hunwick Jersey The Giants are engaged in trade talks centered around offensive tackle Ereck Flowers and are expected to trade the former first-rounder for draft compensation, according to NFL Network. Flowers was the only player on the Giants’ roster who did not attend the beginning of offseason activities April 9. The ninth overall pick in 2015, Flowers is expected to move to right tackle if he stays with New York after the team signed free-agent left tackle Nate Solder to a record-setting deal in the offseason. Flowers, who turns 25 on Wednesday, has started all but two games at left tackle through three NFL seasons, but he has struggled, giving up 17.5 sacks and taking 23 penalties.