When personnel chief Joe Douglas and GM Howie Roseman are finished putting together the Philadelphia Eagles' draft board, it will include almost 200 players for the Birds to choose from on draft weekend. Here, we'll put together our own smaller draft board, based on scheme fit, team needs, personal preference, and things we've heard, listed by round. As the draft progresses on Thursday and continues through the weekend, we'll cross off players as they come off the board, as we've done over the last few years. As a disclaimer, (a) draft boards don't actually look like what we've laid out below, and (b) the Eagles will almost certainly draft multiple players that we missed below, as they do every year. As of Monday morning, we have noted 109 players below, but will continue to add to it up until the draft. Bookmark, please. Pipe dream Ed Oliver, DT, Houston • Ed Oliver, DT, Houston: For a DT, Oliver is short and light, with short arms and small hands. He has … [Read more...] about Philadelphia Eagles 2019 NFL Draft board
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If you were making a way-too-early 2019 mock draft days after the 2018 event wrapped, it wouldn’t have Kyler Murray’s name on it. Not even if you went through all 256 theoretical picks, let alone No. 1 overall to the Arizona Cardinals. It only took one brilliant season at Oklahoma to make Murray the most coveted quarterback in this year’s NFL Draft. The Sooners’ star center fielder turned out to be an even greater presence on the gridiron, winning the Heisman Trophy in his lone season as a starter in Norman. Now he joins fellow elite quarterbacks like Peyton Manning, Terry Bradshaw, and John Elway as the first man off the board at the NFL Draft. So how did we get here? Murray’s transition from MLB first-round pick to No. 1 NFL Draft pick came in fewer than 11 months, but you’ve got to dig a little deeper to get the whole story. Let’s start with: May 28, 2014: Murray commits to Texas A&M to play football and baseball The five-star … [Read more...] about Kyler Murray’s timeline from MLB Draft pick to the top NFL Draft pick
Sports After months of predictions and endless mock versions, the wait for the NFL Draft is finally over. One of the most important and polarizing events on the NFL calendar kicks off this week in Nashville, Tennessee. Over the next three days, a number of questions will be answered. Will Kyler Murray be the number one overall pick? How will Jon Gruden use his bounty of first-round picks? Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the NFL draft. When and where is the draft? The 2019 NFL Draft will be held in Nashville, Tennessee, marking the first time the city has hosted the event. The draft main stage will be set in downtown Nashville, while the city’s Lower Broadway suburb and the area outside Nissan Stadium will host free, public activities throughout the three days. Having been held in New York for 14 consecutive years, the NFL Draft has moved around the country over the last three, with Chicago, Philadelphia and Dallas on hosting duties. Last year, the … [Read more...] about When Is the NFL Draft 2019? Date, Start Time and TV and Live Stream Info
THIS IS NOT A MOCK DRAFT. Did I mention that this isn’t a mock draft? With the draft 17 days away, most teams will spend this week—or the next two weeks—finalizing their draft boards. One team’s GM told me over the weekend his team is doing what I’m sure others are doing as well: This team’s scouts, coaches and top personnel officials will gather in the draft room at their facility today and, position by position over the next week or so, will finalize grades of each player on the board and have the final grades of all players by the middle or end of next week. The board will be stacked, 1 through the final graded player, maybe 350 in all. The players with character issues—a positive drug test or an arrest—will have a red dot next to their names on the board. Injury risks will have a different-colored dot. Then the team will begin to go over scenarios: How many of our top players will have to be off the board for us to consider trading … [Read more...] about FMIA’s Non-Mock NFL Draft: What Each Team Should Do in First Round
New York desperately needs a quarterback ... and a pass rusher ... and a wide receiver by Ryan Wilson @ryanwilsonCBS CBS Sports Writer Mar 13, 2019 at 10:02 am ET • 5 min read Previously On CBS Sports HQ... Free 24-Hour Sports News Network Learn More The Giants may have signed Odell Beckham Jr. to a five-year, $90 million contract extension (including a $21 million signing bonus) just before the 2018 season, and general manager Dave Gettleman may have insisted repeatedly in recent weeks that he wouldn't trade one of the league's best players. But on Tuesday night Beckham was shipped to the Browns in exchange for Cleveland's 2019 first and third-round picks (Nos. 17 and 95) and 2017 first-round pick safety Jabrill Peppers. It's hard to come away from this thinking anything other than the Browns won the trade in a landslide and while the Giants appear to have no idea what they're doing. A year ago, some three months before … [Read more...] about 2019 NFL Draft: What should the Giants do with their two first-round picks after trading Odell Beckham to Browns?