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Once again, a lot depends on what the Falcons do with Schraeder and if the team wants him to stick around, Niang can still be taken with room to properly develop. Round 4, Compensatory Pick - Jace Sternberger, TE , Texas A&M The Falcons brought in veteran Logan Paulsen this past offseason to fill the blocking tight end role on the offense and while he did, the Falcons have some wiggle room here to somewhat upgrade that role. We could see an increased role by Eric Saubert next season, but can anyone say with conviction that is the case in 2019? Not necessarily. Sternberger however can be a solid insurance policy for the Falcons as they attempt to get younger at the position. Sternberger has great size at 6’4 250 lbs and may not seem athletic at first glance but also can be a definite weapon as a receiver alongside tight end Austin Hooper. As far as his blocking prowess, it is more than solid at this point with the ability to get more physical with additions his NFL frame. Flashback to the early part of the 2016 season when the Falcons had a bit of a luxury with the young Austin Hooper and another veteran in Jacob Tamme. Sternberger adds a little more juice to the already dangerous Falcons offense, regardless of what happens with Saubert. Round 5, 142nd Overall - Terry Godwin, WR , Georgia Another possible loss that the team may endure this season is the departure of veteran Justin Hardy. In four seasons with the Falcons, Hardy has only 76 catches and just nine touchdowns. He’s not necessarily guaranteed to be on the Falcons in 2019 and the same can be said for Marvin Hall, who is an Exclusive Rights Free Agent this offseason. Godwin is familiar name to a portion of the Falcons fan base with over 130 catches to his resume during his four seasons at the University of Georgia. Godwin is a technician as a receiver due to his route running which is fairly advanced at this point of his development. 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In Dan Kadar’s latest mock draft for SB Nation, he continues to project that the Panthers will address their need at the pass rush with the No. 16 overall pick.Last week, Kadar predicted that Carolina would take Clelin Ferrell at No. 16. While Kadar still mocks the Panthers to take a defensive end at No. 16, this week it’s Montez Sweat. My takeSweat is an interesting specimen. At the Senior Bowl, he measured at 6-foot-6 and 252 pounds. Yet, it was his wingspan that was even more impressive. With arms that measure across at 84.5 inches Stitched DJ Moore Jersey , he recorded the longest ever wingspan for an edge prospect since the NFL Combine’s information became public in 1999. In his two years at Mississippi State, he recorded 30 tackles for loss and and 22.5 sacks. During the Senior Bowl, it was clear that his length was an advantage as he was able to surpass blockers. He also showed off his speed and strength. On paper, he definitely seems like a legit pick. 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With the NFL Draft a day away, it’s important to remember that some of its best players won’t always be found in the highest rounds."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Keep Sounding PodcastPanthers 2019 NFL DraftCSR Film RoomPanthers right tackle Taylor Moton has developed into one of the NFL’s best offensive linemenNew Youth Sam Mills Jersey ,128commentsWith the NFL Draft a day away, it’s important to remember that some of its best players won’t always be found in the highest rounds.EDTShareTweetShareSharePanthers right tackle Taylor Moton has developed into one of the NFL’s best offensive linemenJeremy Brevard-USA TODAY SportsPer report, Carolina Panthers right tackle Taylor Moton has proven to be one of the best offensive linemen in the league. Just take a look at the following tweet per Pro Football Focus:In the featured PFF article by Cameron Pizet, it’s noted that Moton was drafted at No. 67 overall in the 2017 NFL Draft. Moton wasn’t expected to become a legitimate stud in this league, but he took full advantage of his opportunity to start. After he replaced an injured Daryl Williams at right tackle, he completely took over and dominated opposing defenders for the remainder of the 2018 NFL season. In fact, he is PFF’s second-highest graded Panther behind NFL all-pro running back Christian McCaffrey. With the Panthers seemingly approaching the draft with the intention to strengthen both sides of the line of scrimmage, it’s important to remember that Moton is a key piece to this offense. As long as Moton remains consistent on the line Stitched Sam Mills Jersey , this offense is bound to give fans a lot of big plays to be excited about. Along with the signing of Matt Paradis and the re-signing of Daryl Williams, the recent play of Moton this past season displays much promise for the future of the Panthers’ offensive line. This is especially important for a Panthers offense that will be heavily dependent on Cam Newton, who is still recovering from an ongoing shoulder injury. If Cam finally has a legitimate offensive line that can do some damage, who knows what could happen? With a highly talented receiving corps and an emerging elite back in McCaffrey, this offense could be deadly this season. Just think about the Panthers’ potential starting offensive line for Week 1 against an elite Rams defensive line this season. I don’t know about you, but I’d feel much more comfortable with the offensive line the Panthers have now instead than the offensive line they had last season. There have been a lot of improvements in this position group this offseason, and Marty Hurney deserves some credit for the moves he’s making. The best part about the Panthers’ offensive line situation is that it’s highly likely for the offensive line to improve even more after Thursday night. 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Brand just took over the lead job in the Sixers front office a couple months ago. He just watched Butler ruin the chemistry of a young team with shaky internal leadership. And now he’s injecting Jimmy straight into a team with brash Joel Embiid, calm Ben Simmons, and skittish Markelle Fultz. What a huge bet! I love it.3. Jimmy Butler is absolutely in play this summer. Since Jimmy didn’t land with the Heat, Knicks (who were apparently never in the mix, good for them), and Clippers -- three teams he targeted -- it would seem he’ll be in play as a free agent this summer. The Sixers can pay to keep him if they want to and if he wants to. It should be interesting to read those tea leaves.Here are your winners and losers from the trade. I wrote about how the Wolves set expectations and measure success now. Kristian Winfield writes that status quo wasn’t an option for Philly. Jake Hyman writes that Brand now needs to build a supporting cast. 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That leaves Calvin singled up in 1-on-1 coverage. … Today was special.”But, even greater for Ridley if the Falcons pulled out a win.“We knew it was going to be a high-scoring game coming in,” Ridley said. “We’ve just got to be better next time.”
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For eight weeks, AAF players got a chance to showcase their skills for NFL scouts that were undoubtedly monitoring their play, looking for diamonds in the rough and potential depth pieces for the 2019 season. This offseason, Detroit Lions openly admitted they’ll be scouting the league. And while the Lions will build primarily through the draft at this point in the offseason, there are AAF players they should look into bringing in for camp. With the AAF suspended, player contracts are null and these athletes could be signed to any team at any time. Here are five AAF players the Lions should consider signing.TE Bug Howard A former North Carolina tight end, so what could really go wrong? Howard went undrafted in 2017, despite following in Eric Ebron’s footsteps in an extremely productive manner. His senior year at North Carolina saw 53 catches for 827 yards and eight touchdowns. In the NFL, Howard failed to stick on a roster, jumping from the Colts to the Browns to the Panthers. 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In Detroit, he could make a play for Jarrad Davis’ backup, and at just 23 years old (later this month), he still has room to grow. The biggest obstacle for Salmon is his steep developmental curve. Coming from Samford University, he’s got plenty of learning to do, but his flash of potential at the end of the AAF year may be enough for someone to give him a chance. WR Rashad Ross(UPDATE: Ross has signed with the Carolina Panthers)Ross is going to find an NFL team. It’s inevitable. The No. 2 all-time leading receiver in the AAF Austin Bryant Jersey 2019 , this wouldn’t be his first foray into the NFL. In fact, back in December of 2016, Ross had a stint on the Lions practice squad that lasted about a week. He’s been on seven other NFL teams since entering the league in 2013. Though he’s 29 years old, Ross proved to be a men among boys in the AAF. His value for the Lions isn’t just as receiver depth, though. Ross is also a proven kick returner, something the Lions roster is currently lacking. In 2015 with Washington, Ross returned 28 kickoffs for an average of 24.4 yards per return, including a 101-yard touchdown return. Ross would add crazy speed to a Lions receiving corps that doesn’t really have any. He reportedly ran a 4.36 40-yard dash at his Pro Day. He’s worth another shot. EDGE Damontre Moore The former 2013 third-round pick was a draft season favorite of mine, but he thoroughly busted in the NFL, with unsuccessful stints for the Giants, Dolphins, Seahawks and more. But he has absolutely thrived in the AAF: 9.0 sacks, two forced fumbles, and 18 quarterback hits according to PFF. It’s safe to say Moore was the biggest disrupting force of any AAF defense:(Hi, Alex Barrett!)Though not a perfect fit in the Lions defense Austin Bryant Jersey Mens , Moore could certainly provide some depth behind new addition Trey Flowers, and in a pinch could play on the other side at Devon Kennard’s edge position.QB Garrett GilbertThe AAF was filled with some shaky quarterback play, but the Orlando Apollo’s passer was the only one who stood out in a good way. Gilbert finished the AAF season completing 157 of 259 passes (60.6%) for 2152 yards (8.3 Y/A), 13 TDs and 3 INTs. The Lions need some help at the backup quarterback position, and Gilbert is a name they’re a little familiar with. He spent a couple months on the Patriots’ practice squad back in 2014 (while current Lions GM Bob Quinn was there) and after he was waived by the team in 2015, the Lions scooped him up. He ended up being cut by Detroit after training camp, but now that Gilbert has refined his game a little bit, it may be the right time for Detroit to bring him back. There’s an awful lot of smoke around the Lions’ 8th overall pick being up for sale."Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn hasn’t exactly been the wheeling-and-dealing type in the NFL Draft over his three years on the job. In his first ever draft, he didn’t make a single trade despite having ten picks in 2016. The next year, Quinn only made a single trade, moving down in the third round to pick up a fourth rounder. Last season, Quinn was at his busiest. He not only traded up in the second round, but he traded back into the fourth round using 2019 draft assets.Despite a relative sparse history of trading in the draft, expectations are high that the Lions will be active during draft weekend this year. 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Speaking of offseason training, the Lions shared a photo album of players arriving for work on Monday. Some notable players in the photos were newly-added Justin Coleman, Trey Flowers, and Rashaan Melvin. There were no pictures of Matthew Stafford, and the team declined to comment on whether he attended (remember: his wife has a brain tumor and could be getting surgery this week.)In case you were wondering, the 2019 Snacks’ Snacks Madness tournament has crowned its champion. Congratulations to the rightful winner, Oatmeal Creme Pies: Read it if you dare: Nate Atkins breaks down the film and specs of Iowa tight end T.J. Hockenson, a potential first-round pick for the Detroit Lions. Now that the players are together again, it’s time for some serious trash talking. Quandre Diggs was the first to land a haymaker: If you read one thing today, it should be this: Chris Burke of The Athletic traveled alongside Lions head coach Matt Patricia to Alabama, where Patricia was asked to speak about killing bad football. It’s rare we get an in-depth piece on Patricia like this and Burke does a fantastic job.
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