Brooks’ perfect draft pair: Clemson DE Shaq Lawson jersey cheap (Round 1, pick (9); Miami CB Artie Burns jersey cheap (Round 2, pick 39)

Brooks’ take: The Bucs should feel good about their offense they need to improve their defense to give themselves a chance to compete. I believe they need to look at the pass rusher position and cornerback. For a pass rusher, I like Lawson for the Bucs. He’s an edge rusher who can set the edge in the run game and also has some nice hand skills. I love the way he’s combative at the point of attack. I think he’s going to be a double digit sack artist at the next level. Burns is a super explosive athlete. He’s long, rangy and does a great job of getting his hands on the ball (6 interceptions last season). He’d be a nice fit in coordinator Mike Smith’s defense because they play a lot of zone.

Jeremiah’s take: Treadwell would give the Saints some size in the red zone, which is something they’ve been in need of since Jimmy Graham jersey cheap was traded last offseason. Correa is one of my favorite players to watch among this year’s prospects. He has a lot of production as a pass rusher. Against the jerseys for cheap
run, he has some shock in his hands and he will give you unbelievable effort from the back side to make plays. As a prospect, I liken him to a poor man’s Clay Matthews jersey cheap jersey cheap. I think his best football is ahead of him.

Brooks’ perfect draft pair: Ohio State OLB Darron Lee jersey cheap (Round 1, pick 17); UCLA DT Kenny Clark jersey cheap (Round 2, pick 50)

Brooks’ take: Head coach Dan Quinn needs to get his defense to play faster, and Lee is a perfect fit at the weakside linebacker position. He’s an explosive athlete with great instincts. He has the versatility that you look for in terms of being able to get to the quarterback as well as cover receivers in the slot. I think the Falcons will double down on defense in Round 2. Clark is athletic and versatile he can play multiple positions along that defensive line. When Quinn was coaching the Seahawks’ defense in his previous position, he had a lot of players up front that could move around and do a bunch of different things. Clark can be that type of guy for Atlanta.

Jeremiah’s perfect draft pair: West Virginia S Karl Joseph jersey cheap (Round 1, pick 30); Penn State DE Carl Nassib jersey cheap (Round 2, pick 62)

Jeremiah’s take: Joseph is kind of a poor man’s Earl Thomas in that he’s a little bit undersized but plays bigger than his size. He has unbelievable range from the middle of the field and NFL Jerseys China
has good ball awareness. He’s a big hitter, too. He’s a stud. He brings energy and excitement to a defense. Nassib is an ultra productive pass rusher. He walked on at Penn State and had to earn his way. He blossomed late in his career. Nassib has long arms and he knows how to use them. He would give them some more edge rush to team up with their stud defensive tackles.

On the Move the Sticks podcast, former NFL scouts Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks break down the latest news and action around the league from a scout’s perspective, alongside NFL player personnel executives.



As far as the former Michigan State signal caller is concerned, mission accomplished.

Cook laid out his case in a post he wrote for MMQB that was published Tuesday, a day ahead of MSU’s pro day, when Cook will be on display for NFL teams again.

Cook cuts to the chase in his piece, addressing the questions about leadership that have dogged Wholesale Jerseys China
him throughout this draft season. He was never voted a team captain, wholesale nfl jerseys
despite being a highly decorated three year starter, and he said some, but not all, teams broached the topic with him during combine interviews.

“I understood why they wanted to know,” Cook wrote. “It is a big deal. I gave them an answer that I feel is truthful: I just didn’t get the votes. Being a captain is a title, but nobody needs a title to lead. Not being a captain never hindered my ability to lead, and it never made me doubt myself. It did, however, make me want to work harder and be the best quarterback I can be.

“I felt like most teams really understood that, and I think they’ve moved past it. With that out of the way, I proved why I should be one of the first quarterbacks taken on April 28.”

Of course, April 28 is the first day of the draft, when Round 1 and only Round 1 will be held.

Cook goes on to detail his combine experience and writes that he felt great about how he performed. He even mentions his throwing stats (19 of 21), and acknowledges he missed on a couple of throws.

However, NFL Media analyst and former scout Bucky Brooks didn’t feel nearly as good about it. In fact, Brooks included Cook in his list of losers from the combine, writing that he “failed to seize the opportunity to separate himself from the pack of second tier quarterbacks vying for the No. 3 position on draft boards around the league.”

Cook fell nine spots to No. 40 in Brooks’ post combine rankings of the top 50 prospects in this year’s draft. Brooks wrote in his series on draft floors and ceilings for prospects that Cook has a wide draft range that extends from the bottom of Round 1 to late in Round 3. NFL Media draft expert Mike Mayock ranks Cook as the draft’s No. 4 QB a spot Cook occupied in Mayock’s pre and post combine rankings.

While Cook’s leadership ability has received great scrutiny, it could be questions about his on field performance specifically his throwing accuracy that keep him from being picked as early as he believes he should be.

“The concern is that (Cook’s) short and intermediate accuracy has never shown the improvement and consistency that scouts expected to see,” NFL Media analyst Lance Zierlein wrote in his draft profile of Cook. “His inability to take over in big games this year could hurt his cause. Cook flashes the potential of an NFL starter, but he has the makeup of game manager over playmaker.”

Wednesday’s MSU pro day will be another opportunity for Cook to alleviate those lingering concerns, and it appears he has some work to do if he’s going to alter his trajectory as a prospect.



Perhaps no team was dealt a more significant draft day curveball than the New York Giants jersey cheap. Marc Ross, the team’s vice president of player evaluation, told reporters that “it played out kind of like we thought it would,” but we wonder how much of that was meant to perpetuate the unflappable persona needed by executives in the midst of a crazy night.

Either way, he and general manager Jerry Reese deserve a commendation for keeping their cool and selecting Ohio State cornerback Eli Apple jersey cheap. Apple, who will play in between Janoris Jenkins jersey cheap and Dominique Rodgers Cromartie, immediately puts the Giants in the conversation for the best secondary in the division.

“When you have two corners in this league, you’re short one,” Reese said, via The New York Post. “We think we can play with anybody around the league with these three kind of guys.”

Why do they deserve credit? Based on various reports, and a few conversations with sources knowledgeable of the situation, the Giants preferred Georgia linebacker Leonard Floyd jersey cheap so much so that the Bears knew how to neatly and tidily trade up one spot ahead to snag him at No. 9. The Giants also wanted another offensive tackle, but there are several working theories as to why the Titans ended up swooping back into the top 10 to get Michigan State’s Jack Conklin jersey cheap wholesale nfl jerseys
at No. 8 ” two picks ahead of the Giants at 10. Perhaps Conklin was their guy all along. Maybe the Laremy Tunsil jersey cheap situation threw them for a loop as well.

The Giants were left with Tunsil, a tackle believed by many analysts to be the best overall player in the draft, or the choice to swallow hard and stick to their draft board. Tunsil was in the middle of a freefall due to a video that popped up on his allegedly hacked Twitter account moments before the draft started.

They ended up selecting a player that many deemed a reach.

“We’ve heard it before. We’ve taken other players that (were called) a reach. Nobody knows. If you get a dime for every expert, I could retire,” Ross said. “Come on. Experts? People analyze. People have opinions. What’s it based on? Nobody has seen the tape. Nobody goes to practice. Nobody puts in the work like the scouts do. It’s easy to second guess and pick and say get everybody’s pick right and tell them what they should do, but you’ve just got to put in the work and trust what you do.”

But it is not a reach to bet on three first round picks at cornerback, two of whom are over six feet tall. In the absence of a desired pick, the Giants made a push to strengthen a unit that was already getting better thanks to an aggressive push in free agency. The Redskins, Eagles and Cowboys will all have more dynamic passing offenses than they Wholesale Jerseys
did a year ago and their selection is their best effort to combat that. It was a situation that could have forced some panic, but this shouldn TMt be labeled a panic pick.



When we last saw Foster play significant snaps in 2014, he was undeniably one of the hardest running players in the NFL. He topped 1,500 yards from scrimmage in only 13 games and is a rare complete back in a league short on them. Then again, his next team should realize that he would be better off used as a part time player. Foster is 30 years old and has missed 23 of his last 40 games. A torn Achilles tendon is a very difficult injury for a running back to recover from at any age.

Signing Foster will be a gamble, but one that shouldn’t cost much. The extremely deep free agent jerseys for cheap
market at running back and the upcoming draft could result in Foster sitting on the free agent market for a while. Doug Martin jersey cheap, Lamar Miller jersey cheap, Matt Forte jersey cheap and Chris Ivory jersey cheap figure to be higher priorities on the open market.

Denver Broncos jersey cheap: Foster enjoyed his best seasons under former Texans coach Gary Kubiak, who has installed his zone blocking system in Denver. Foster has previously credited Kubiak for being the key figure in his career. Anderson with the Broncos. Foster’s pass blocking skills would be especially useful while the Broncos presumably break in a new starting quarterback in Brock Osweiler jersey cheap. After the Broncos loaded up on defensive veterans a few years ago, signing a experienced name on offense makes sense.

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Seattle Seahawks jersey cheap: Like the other teams on this list, the Seahawks prefer runners who make NFL Jerseys China
one cut and go in a zone blocking scheme. Also like the other teams, they could use a veteran hand to stabilize a young position. Thomas Rawls jersey cheap is expected to take over as the team’s starter, but Foster would fit perfectly as a veteran to spell Rawls when necessary. Plus the Seahawks would be getting younger at the position; Foster is five years younger than last year’s fill in Fred Jackson.

New England Patriots jersey cheap: Bill Belichick has talked up Foster in the past as an intelligent, versatile competitor. And the Patriots are practically starting over at running back with Dion Lewis jersey cheap jersey cheap coming off surgery as the only “sure thing” on the roster. Foster might not max out his money with New England, but he is the type of player the Patriots could use in an early down role. Then again, he might bristle at the team’s buttoned down organizational approach.

Atlanta Falcons jersey cheap: The Falcons are seemingly set at running back with Devonta Freeman jersey cheap jersey cheap and Tevin Coleman jersey cheap jersey cheap, so there isn’t a huge need there. But Foster played under coordinator Kyle Shanahan and would fit the scheme. This would be a longshot.