The New York Giants selected former Penn State running back Saquon Barkley No. 2 overall in the 2018 NFL Draft Thursday night. The pick itself isn’t too much of a surprise. New York had been linked to the dynamic running back throughout the pre-draft process.
Contrary opinion from a source having an anxiety attack:聽Barkley is secretly Trent Richardson 2.0. He lacks vision and will become tentative after a few 21-44-1 stat lines (those were his numbers against Ohio State last year) at the NFL level. This is a one-way ticket to Bust City; population: overdrafted running backs!
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Ten defensive tackles were taken ahead of him, and the Lions’ passed on him with the No. 43 and No. 82 overall picks on Friday and the No. 114 pick on Saturday.
So, things are shaping out pretty well for the Raiders. But if for some reason both of those two guys aren’t there, there are plenty of other prospects worth taking at No. 10. And don’t rule out a trade down.
Kids George Fant Jersey The Patriots took Georgia tackle Isaiah Wynn and Georgia running back Sony Michel in the first round and Florida cornerback Duke Dawson in the second.
If you tried to make an inside linebacker version of聽Jadeveon Clowney, you might end up with Tremaine Edmunds. Edmunds is blessedly athletic, with a powerful base and arms that look like he borrowed them from a 6’7 power forward. He’s aggressive when attacking the ball or playing perpendicular to the line of scrimmage, and Edmunds has the potential to be a three-down defender who plays in space on early downs and rushes the edge on 3rd-and-long.
But Edmunds loses track of receivers in coverage and gets caught staring into the backfield on play action, making him a frustrating player to watch in pass coverage, and he will sometimes overrun holes and cutback lanes in run defense. He’s raw, and he’ll be a liability if forced to play a major role right away.
Allen played a role in Washington’s decision not to offer Kirk Cousins top quarterback money. Instead, the team decided to let Cousins walk in free agency while acquiring Pro Bowl signal caller Alex Smith from Kansas City. Allen’s relationship with Cousins had been considered a major issue in the past. And in reality, it’s not the only person within the Mason Crosby Youth jersey organization that Allen has had an issue with.