James Washington Is the Top Riser at WR for NFL Draft
That talk has faded in recent weeks as a dash toward the top of the draft order has begun, highlighted by the New York Jets’ trade up to No. 3 with the Indianapolis Colts. But with teams seeking one of the class’ top quarterbacks, Barkley could still be available with the fourth pick.
Browns head coach Hue Jackson confirmed the playmaker was under consideration late last month.
We need players. You guys have seen our team. Let’s be very honest, Jackson told reporters at the owners meetings in Orlando, Florida. We need guys that come in and make a difference, and Barkley is definitely one of them. He’ll be in the discussions.
I think something’s missing right now, and times like that you can sit there and let it keep going or grind, Strasburg said. I think that’s what we’re trying to do and it’s all we really can do. We’re too good of a team to not be winning games.
Nationals: 2B Daniel Murphy (offseason knee surgery) was scheduled to report Monday to Washington’s extended spring training in West Palm Beach, Florida, Martinez said. There is no timetable for his return to the lineup. The three-time All-Star was in the clubhouse Sunday morning, wearing a knee brace. I would think that he’d have to treat it like spring training and we’ll see where he’s at. The biggest thing, we got this far, is not to start pushing him, Martinez said…. 3B Anthony Rendon, who fouled a ball off his left big toe on Friday, remained day to day. It was pretty swollen, black and blue, so I would assume when you get hit like that, you’re probably going to lose a nail, Martinez said. It wasn’t pretty.
Following free agency, the Detroit Lions should still be itching for defensive line help coming into the 2018 draft. The team’s apparent need for interior help coincides with a draft tailor made to address it.
Interior defensive linemen are plentiful in this prospect class, but it’s also quality as well as quantity that makes this draft ideal.
Unlike previous positions we’ve evaluated from an athleticism perspective, it isn’t as essential to target elite athletes at defensive tackle, depending on what a team is seeking. But if you want a Pro Bowl-caliber player, you almost certainly want a tackle with a great athletic profile. More than half of Pro Bowlers since 1987 have had a RAS of 8.0 or higher, with 77 percent above-average (greater than 5.0).