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The Ravens want to draft a superior edge rusher, preferably as an outside linebacker. Picking at #16, they would have to trade up a ton to get the best in the 2017 Draft class—Myles Garrett. But that ain’t happening…Ozzie would never trade up 15 spots and who knows how many extra draft picks to roll the dice on Garrett
Haason Reddick is within Ravens’ range if they want to go edge rusher…
QUESTION: We expect the Redskins to franchise tag Kirk Cousins tomorrow, March 1. A Facebook friend asks this question on one of the Redskins fan groups, “I’m confused by a few reports. If Cousins does receive a non-Exclusive tag and another team signs him, my understanding is the compensation is two First-Rounders, am I correct?” HOG HEAVEN’S ANSWER: You’re confused?
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For the Redskins, the alt-Kirk Cousins future is a bizarre picture
After an embarrassing string of unsuccessful drafts extending from 2007 through 2014, the New Orleans Saints brought in ex-Miami Dolphins’ game manager, Jeff Ireland, to act as their assistant general manager. Unlike Loomis, the general manager, Ireland’s expertise is based on his scouting knowledge and draft strategy. Although the entire Saints’ scouting staff received a massive overhaul in 2015, Ireland’s presence has undoubtedly been felt. Ireland has only been with the team for two offseasons but both the 2015 and 2016 draft classes have shown promise. Before we jump into my overall takeaways, let’s recap the previous 4 drafts that Ireland has participated in (two in Miami and two in New Orelans). 2013 Players Drafted (Miami) Pick 3 – Dion Jordan – EDGE – Oregon Pick 54 – Jamar Taylor – CB – Boise State Pick 77 – Dallas Thomas – T – Tennessee Pick 93 – Will Davis – CB – Utah State Pick 104 – Jelani Jenkins – LB – Florida Pick 106 – Dion Sims – TE – Michigan State Pick 164 – Mike Gillislee – RB – Florida Pick 166 – Caleb Sturgis – K – Florida Pick 250 – Don Jones – SS – Arkansas State SUMMARY : Ireland has admitted that he didn’t expect Oakland to accept his trade offer for the 3 rd overall pick and he and his scouting staff were still undecided on the player they would select when they made the move. I find it pretty irresponsible to propose a trade to move from 12 all the way up to 3 without much of a game-plan or player in mind. However, only giving up a 1 st (12) and a 2 nd (42) to make that move was a bargain simply based on pick value. Dion Jordan was an extremely gifted prospect but injuries and performance enhancing drugs wrecked his career. This was one of Jeff Ireland’s riskiest picks and it did not pay off. Jamar Taylor never lived up to his physical capabilities in Miami, although he did become one of the league’s more promising corners when he was traded to the Browns. Dallas Thomas was a solid prospect heading into the draft with 4 years of starting experience for North Dakota State. Injuries were a concern and in retrospect, warranted. Although he occasionally flashed potential, Thomas has not developed as well as the Dolphins would have hoped. Next, Ireland traded up and selected Will Davis out of Utah. Davis has since been cut and is currently without a team. Once again, Ireland traded up to select Jelani Jenkins. Jenkins has been a solid contributor starting 33 games over the last 4 seasons. Dion Sims, used mostly as an in-line tight end, has been a consistent presence for the Dolphins starting 22 games over the last 4 seasons. Gillislee, Sturgis and Jones are no longer on the Dolphin’s active roster.
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2017 NFL Draft: Jeff Ireland’s Influence on Saints’ Draft Tendencies
With a month until Selection Sunday, there are still a number of teams in contention for the 68 spots in the NCAA Tournament. The major conference teams will dominate most of the At-Large bids that are awarded in the NCAA Tournament, but there are some small conference teams to keep an eye on and some close conference races. Earlier this week I detailed the races in the Major Conferences
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Mid-Major Conference Rundown
By: Chris Kouffman EAST PRACTICES Every year there seems to be one team’s roster I feel that I can sort out quickly and easily. This year, that roster belongs to the East team, coached by Minnesota Vikings Defensive Coordinator George Edwards.
The Basics Where: Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Indiana When: Sunday, January 8th; 3:30 p.m. CT Channel: CBS Spread: Purdue -3 All-Time Series: Purdue leads 106-70 Last Meeting: Purdue won 90-81 on March 6, 2016 Projected Starting Lineups 20 Purdue Boilermakers (13-3, 2-1) G P.J. Thompson – Jr.
Michigan State may have come in with just four wins on the season and none in Big Ten play, but the Badgers needed this series to start out well for them if they are to get things rolling in the second half of the season. Getting off to a quality start hasn’t been the Wisconsin Badgers’ biggest strength so far this season. However, as the second half of the season began against the Spartans, the Badgers did exactly that en route to a 5-1 victory at the Kohl Center
Michigan Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh isn’t the next head coach of the Los Angeles Rams. At least not yet.
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Jim Harbaugh won’t return to NFL in 2017, report confirms
Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh is owning the state of Michigan when it comes to recruiting football players. Today, he received a verbal commitment from DE Deron Irving-Bey. Irving-Bey was also considering Michigan State.
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Four-Star DE Deron Irving-Bey Verbally Commits to Michigan
James Franklin and his Nittany Lions aren’t going to defend their nine game winning streak until January 2nd when they face USC in the Rose Bowl, but Franklin and his staff are looking for a few more victories before then. Recruiting victories that is.
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Franklin Looking for More Victories Before Rose Bowl