Archive for April, 2016

Jalen Ramsey: “I really felt the vibe here”

Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith already knew what to expect, and the Jaguars at first look appear to have received just that: a confident player ready to work, ready to play at a high level – a very high level – and ready to win. Ramsey, a cornerback

Oct 24, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Florida State Seminoles defensive back Jalen Ramsey (8) prepares for a game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports (Photo: Brett Davis, Brett 

Jalen Ramsey and Laremy Tunsil are both expected to be top-10 picks in the NFL draft. But their footwear warrants No. 1 pick consideration. Jalen Ramsey rocking the spiked shoes. pic.twitter.com/dcHhufy6BB. — NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) April 28, 2016 

It wasn't exactly a secret over the past couple of months that the Ravens loved Ramsey. Not only do the Ravens need a cornerback, but they've prioritized becoming quicker and more athletic on defense, and Ramsey just might be the most athletic player

A few months back, Jalen Ramsey and Myles Jack were very much in the discussion in terms of who would go first overall in this year's NFL draft. At the very least, they were considered perhaps the two best defensive prospects available this year. As of

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What does the Jacoby Brissett pick mean for Jimmy Garoppolo?

JB: I had a great visit when I went up there with those guys a couple of weeks ago and I'm just overly joyed and excited about the opportunity to learn from the greatest in the business in Coach [Bill] Belichick, and Josh McDaniels and Tom Brady. When

Those questions were answered late on Friday night when the Patriots grabbed North Carolina State's Jacoby Brissett with pick No. 91 overall in the third round. At 6-foot-4, 231 pounds, he has a frame that's ready to absorb hits at the NFL level and an

STRENGTHS: Good athlete. Strong build. Can extend plays with his feet. Played in a balanced offense and can operate in the gun or from under center. Good mechanics, enough arm strength to make all the throws. Solid work habits. WEAKNESSES: Can be 

Soon after drafting versatile offensive lineman Joe Thuney, the Patriots went ahead and drafted quarterback Jacoby Brissett, bolstering quarterback depth. Look, the Patriots were always going to draft a quarterback in the 2016 NFL Draft, it was just a

Two more quarterbacks have come off the board, and once again neither is Connor Cook. The New England Patriots used a third round pick to select North Carolina State QB Jacoby Brissett. The Cleveland Browns picked USC QB Cody Kessler. The Patriots 

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Virginia Tech's Kendall Fuller stayed patient and is now staying close to home

If Virginia Tech cornerback Kendall Fuller is available when the Ravens are on the clock in the second round, he would make a lot of sense. The fact that Fuller is a Baltimore native obviously makes it a nice story, but beyond that, he was viewed as

Fuller is a likely first round pick as he tries to join his three older brothers in the league. He says going through the pre-draft process has been an eye opener. "It was really just a blessing, just going through it, waiting for it my whole life

Selecting hybrid linebacker/safety Su'a Cravens from USC with the 53rd pick and defensive back Kendall Fuller from Virginia Tech with the 84th pick, the Redskins took a big step toward improving a unit that ranked 28th in the NFL last season. “We're

The Washington Redskins selected cornerback Kendall Fuller with the No. 84 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. Kendall is last in the line of the four Fuller brothers who were stars at Virginia Tech. Vincent played in the NFL from 2005 through 2011

If Virginia Tech cornerback Kendall Fuller is available when the Ravens are on the clock in the second round, he would make a lot of sense. The fact that Fuller is a Baltimore native obviously makes it a nice story, but beyond that, he was viewed as

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NFL draft: Second and third round pick-by-pick analysis

With Ryan Fitzpatrick yet to re-sign, the Jets entered the draft with Geno Smith atop the depth chart. Smith now has competition in the form of Hackenberg, who went in the second round despite a poor collegiate career at Penn State. Hackenberg has a

Welcome to USA TODAY Sports' 2016 NFL draft tracker. Here's pick-by-pick analysis of Rounds 2 and 3: Round 2. 32. Cleveland Browns – Emmanuel Ogbah, DE, Oklahoma State: The Browns kick off the second round by opting for pass rush. Ogbah had 

Day 1 of the 2016 NFL draft is in the books and may be difficult to top with two quarterbacks selected among the first two picks, a running back in the top five, multiple trades and an ill-timed appearance from a gas mask. But Day 2 promises to be

Day 1 of the 2016 NFL draft is in the books and may be difficult to top with two quarterbacks selected among the first two picks, a running back in the top five, multiple trades and an ill-timed appearance from a gas mask. But Day 2 promises to be

With Ryan Fitzpatrick yet to re-sign, the Jets entered the draft with Geno Smith atop the depth chart. Smith now has competition in the form of Hackenberg, who went in the second round despite a poor collegiate career at Penn State. Hackenberg has a

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Charlotte Hornets, Miami Heat headed to Game 7

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade said Friday that he's not in favor of the NBA releasing two-minute reports used to critique calls made by referees late in close games. "Those last two-minute (reports), to me, are pointless," Wade said at

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade said Friday that he's not in favor of the NBA releasing two-minute reports used to critique calls made by referees late in close games. "Those last two-minute (reports), to me, are pointless," Wade said at

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade said Friday that he's not in favor of the NBA releasing two-minute reports used to critique calls made by referees late in close games. "Those last two-minute (reports), to me, are pointless," Wade said at

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade said Friday that he's not in favor of the NBA releasing two-minute reports used to critique calls made by referees late in close games. "Those last two-minute (reports), to me, are pointless," Wade said at

In the midst of his work for Turner Sports, which this past week included working a game of the Miami Heat's series against the Charlotte Hornets for NBA TV, Fratello said he appreciates the increased hope of a long-awaited championship for Cleveland.

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