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Defenderdawg : 4/16/2017 8:02 am
Giants

Duggan NJ.com: What do NFL rules allow the Giants to do during offseason workouts?
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2017/04/what_do_nfl_rules_allow_the_giants_to_do_during_of.html

Raanan ESPN NY: Twitter Mailbag: What to make of the players taking pre-draft visits with the Giants

"But I will add that one high-ranking executive from a team that selects ahead of the Giants thought there was a possibility that Alabama tight end O.J. Howard could be available at 23. It may not be a slam dunk that he's drafted as high as most seem to expect."

"It doesn't appear anything serious is going to come of the Odrick interest right now. In fact, with Hankins gone and Jay Bromley and Robert Thomas on the roster, it seems the Giants are looking for another run-stuffing tackle."
http://www.espn.com/blog/new-york-giants/post/_/id/51427/what-to-make-of-the-players-taking-pre-draft-visits-with-the-giants

CB

Ryan Smith (@RSmithNFL)
4/15/17, 12:24 PM
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie was one of the NFL’s most versatile defensive players in 2016.
(90.7 grade - 5th among CBs)


NFL

Volin Boston Globe: Sunday Football Notes: Dan Rooney and the lessons he taught Robert Kraft
https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/patriots/2017/04/15/ben-volin-dan-rooney-and-lessons-taught-robert-kraft/PQBfpIkl4uoc7NeEKy6gFJ/story.html

CLEVELAND
Cabot Cleve Plain Dealer: What sets Mitch Trubisky apart from the other QBs in this class? Hey, Mary Kay!
http://www.cleveland.com/browns/index.ssf/2017/04/what_sets_mitch_trubisky_apart.html

DALLAS
Dallas Morning News: Dak Prescott on Tony Romo: 'I hope he's happy. I know he still has some football left in him'
https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/dallas-cowboys/cowboys/2017/04/15/dak-prescott-tony-romo-hope-happyi-know-still-football-left

Engel Fort Worth Star Telegram: Of Dak, Romo, Fame and never forgetting where you came from
http://www.star-telegram.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/mac-engel/article144869994.html

DENVER
Wolfe Denver Post: 2017 NFL draft’s defensive line breakdown: rankings, sleepers and how Broncos fix their run defense
General manager John Elway proiritizes getting his lines bigger and tougher
http://www.denverpost.com/2017/04/14/2017-nfl-drafts-defensive-line-broncos/

DETROIT
Birkett Detroit Free Press: Rod Wood: All four new Detroit Lions uniforms should be worn in 2017
http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2017/04/15/detroit-lions-new-uniforms/100508654/

GREEN BAY
Wood Mil JS: Packers' 1st-round focus on defense fails to pay off
http://www.jsonline.com/story/sports/nfl/packers/2017/04/14/packers-1st-round-focus-defense-fails-pay-off/100421470/

HOUSTON
McClain Houston Chronicle: Texans will draft a QB and a right tackle, but when is the question
http://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/columnists/mcclain/article/Texans-will-draft-a-QB-and-a-right-tackle-but-11075916.php

JACKSONVILLE
O'Halloran Fla Times Union: On eve of off-season program, Jaguars coach Doug Marrone ‘excited’ to interact with players
http://jacksonville.com/sports/jaguars/2017-04-15/eve-season-program-jaguars-coach-doug-marrone-excited-interact-players

O'Halloran Fla Times Union: Jaguars Insider: Allen Robinson looking forward to offense’s ‘big task’
http://jacksonville.com/sports/jaguars/2017-04-15/jaguars-insider-allen-robinson-looking-forward-offense-s-big-task

KANSAS CITY
Paylor KC Star: Rating the top tight ends in the 2017 NFL Draft with an eye on Chiefs’ needs
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/red-zone/article144846269.html

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS
Williams ESPN LA: San Diego State CB Damontae Kazee shines at Chargers' local pro day
http://www.espn.com/blog/los-angeles-chargers/post/_/id/20076/san-diego-state-cb-damontae-kazee-shines-at-chargers-local-pro-day

MIAMI
Jackson Miami Herald: Dolphins spend time with UM’s Njoku
http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/barry-jackson/article144869504.html

NEW ENGLAND
Reiss ESPN Boston: Here are some quick-hit thoughts and notes around the New England Patriots and the NFL:
Bill Belichick, Tom Coughlin talking about possible Pats-Jags practices
http://www.espn.com/blog/afceast/post/_/id/83384/bill-belichick-tom-coughlin-talking-about-possible-pats-jags-practices

McBride Boston Globe: One big question in Patriots backfield: LeGarrette Blount
http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/patriots/2017/04/14/one-big-question-patriots-backfield-legarrette-blount/tx8sLC2rxfl3YnCvKCOuSK/story.html?s_campaign=bdc:article:stub

McBride Boston Globe: The Patriots secondary is strong. The big question is Malcolm Butler
https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/patriots/2017/04/15/the-patriots-secondary-strong-the-big-question-malcolm-butler/f2MhvKS58nYYcngRqDaCUN/story.html

Daniels Providence Journal: Patriots draft preview: Depth players always key for Belichick
http://www.providencejournal.com/sports/20170415/patriots-draft-preview-depth-players-always-key-for-belichick

NEW ORLEANS
Inabinnett Alsbama.com: Check out how Mark Ingram stays ready for the NFL
http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2017/04/check_out_how_mark_ingram_stay.html

Holder Nola.com: Strong tight end class might tempt Saints in this year's NFL Draft
https://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2017/04/strong_tight_end_class_might_t.html

NEW YORK JETS
Costello NYP: Jets need serious draft help to fix disaster of a secondary
http://nypost.com/2017/04/15/jets-need-serious-draft-help-to-fix-disaster-of-a-secondary/?utm_campaign=SocialFlow& utm_source=NYPTwitter& utm_medium=SocialFlow& sr_share=twitter

OAKLAND
Claassen PFF: MARSHAWN LYNCH PRIMED FOR SUCCESS BEHIND RAIDERS’ O-LINE
https://www.profootballfocus.com/pro-marshawn-lynch-primed-for-success-behind-raiders-o-line/?utm_content=bufferd1075& utm_medium=social& utm_source=twitter.com& utm_campaign=nfl

PHILADELPHIA
Shorr-Parks NJ.com: NFL Draft 2017: Why running back might be the Eagles' biggest need
http://www.nj.com/eagles/index.ssf/2017/04/nfl_draft_2017_why_running_back_might_be_the_eagle.html

SAN FRANCISCO
Barrows Sac Bee: 49ers’ best draft fits: free safety
http://www.sacbee.com/sports/nfl/san-francisco-49ers/article144757019.html

SEATTLE
Boling News Tribune: Marshawn Lynch getting back in game feels like risky exploitation
http://www.thenewstribune.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/dave-boling/article144843229.html

TENNESSEE
Kuharsky ESPN Nashville: Johnathan Cyprien not worried about Titans drafting a top safety
http://www.espn.com/blog/afcsouth/post/_/id/66914/johnathan-cyprien-not-worried-about-titans-drafting-a-top-safety

WASHINGTON
Finlay CSN Mid Atlantic: DON'T COUNT OUT ANY RUNNING BACK FOR REDSKINS AT 17, INCLUDING DALVIN COOK
http://www.csnmidatlantic.com/washington-redskins/dont-count-out-any-running-back-redskins-17-including-dalvin-cook

Draft

Davenport B/R: 2017 NFL DRAFT: PROSPECTS STILL BEING UNDERRATED ONLY WEEKS FROM DRAFT
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2702831-2017-nfl-draft-prospects-still-being-underrated-only-weeks-from-draft

McGinn Mil JS: NFL draft: Projecting state prospects
"RYAN RAMCZYK, T, Wisconsin (6-5½, 309, no 40): Played at Stevens Point. Was starting LT at UW-Stevens Point in 2013-'14, redshirted at UW in ’15 and was consensus All-American as LT in ’16. Has been likened in terms of size to Paul Gruber, the ex-Badger who was the fourth pick in 1988 and had an exceptional career for the Buccaneers. “Paul Gruber was much more of a technician and a better athlete,” said one scout. “Better player. In a lot of drafts this guy would be a second-rounder. He’s not a dancing bear. He’s got good balance but the lateral range isn’t there.” Underwent hip surgery in January and won’t run a 40 before the draft. “Medical is a concern,” said a second scout. “I thought he was OK. Has ability to be maybe a low-end starter. I’m not a huge fan.” Average arm length (33¾ inches), huge hands (10 7/8 inches). Projection: Top 35 pick."
http://www.packersnews.com/story/sports/nfl/packers/2017/04/15/nfl-draft-projecting-state-prospects/100464900/

Dubin CBS Sports.com: 2017 NFL Mock Draft: Davis Webb lands in first round after three QBs picked in top 13
"23. New York Giants
Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin: Wisconsin offensive linemen always seem to find a way to find consistent success in the NFL, and Ramczyk should be no different. He can step in right away at tackle or guard."
http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/2017-nfl-mock-draft-davis-webb-lands-in-first-round-after-three-qbs-picked-in-top-16/

QB
Thomas STL Post Dispatch: NFL Draft: Inexperience a big issue for Trubisky
http://www.stltoday.com/sports/football/professional/nfl-draft-inexperience-a-big-issue-for-trubisky/article_2a9efb9b-2696-5c75-8b1d-41fb0401f558.html

O'Halloran Fla Times Union: Nathan Peterman: Next stop in his winding road is NFL
http://jacksonville.com/jaguars/sports/high-schools/2017-04-15/nathan-peterman-next-stop-his-winding-road-nfl

Fowler ESPN Pittsburgh: Smarts, high upside make Joshua Dobbs tempting draft gamble
http://www.espn.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/235422/smarts-high-upside-make-joshua-dobbs-tempting-draft-gamble

Walter Football: Updated scouting report on Miami QB Brad Kaaya
http://walterfootball.com/scoutingreport2017bkaaya.php

PFF: PFF SCOUTING REPORT: DANE EVANS, QB, TULSA
https://www.profootballfocus.com/draft-pff-scouting-report-dane-evans-qb-tulsa/?utm_content=buffer0a48a& utm_medium=social& utm_source=twitter.com& utm_campaign=college

Greg Gabriel (@greggabe)
4/15/17, 3:35 PM
Talked to 3 former GM's all of whom stay in touch with what's going on. All feel 6 to 7 QB's will go in top 2 rounds. I feel it's 6

RB
Toback Cincy Jungle: Meet Devine Redding, the next Indiana RB hoping to make it in the NFL
http://www.cincyjungle.com/2017/4/15/15306048/devine-redding-indiana-rb-hoping-nfl

Strelow Winston Salem Journal: App State's Cox in battle of production vs. perception as he chases NFL dream
http://www.journalnow.com/sports/asu/app_trail/app-state-s-cox-in-battle-of-production-vs-perception/article_40c152e7-a3a4-5d91-b8d2-703019a00b80.html

WR
Rutter Pitt Tribune Review: Penn State wide receiver Godwin getting many looks as draft nears
http://triblive.com/sports/steelers/12179166-74/penn-state-wide-receiver-godwin-getting-many-looks-as-draft-near

Kaye WTLV Jacksonville: Former Trinity Christian dual-sport athlete Isaiah Ford looking to make his mark in the NFL
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/mb/news/local/isaiah-ford-jacksonville-native-trinity-christian-football-basketball-nfl-draft/430129193

TE
Paylor KC Star: Former Mizzou tight end Sean Culkin eager to prove he can do more in the NFL
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article144848824.html

T
McGinn Mil JS: State prospects: Levon Myers in line for NFL draft opportunity
http://www.jsonline.com/story/sports/nfl/packers/2017/04/15/state-prospects-levon-myers-line-nfl-draft-opportunity/100463846/

G
Schreifels Redskins.com: Forrest Lamp Ready To Prove He Belongs In The NFL
http://redskins.com/news/article-1/Forrest-Lamp-Ready-To-Prove-He-Belongs-In-The-NFL/5152968d-7c42-42d9-9bef-0479a7710184

LB
Edholm Yahoo Sports: NFL draft profile: No. 12 — Temple LB Haason Reddick, explosive rusher but positional question
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nfl-draft-profile-no-12-temple-lb-haason-reddick-explosive-rusher-positional-question-185451333.html

S
Cannizzaro NYP: LSU safety Jamal Adams was born to be a first-round draft pick
http://nypost.com/2017/04/15/lsu-safety-jamal-adams-was-born-to-be-a-first-round-draft-pick/

Anthony Hartford Courant: Hartford's Malik Golden Hopes Next Step In Journey Takes Him To NFL
http://www.courant.com/sports/football/hc-college-football-malik-golden-0415-20170414-story.html


History

Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss)
4/16/17, 6:17 AM
A good day in Patriots history: Bill Belichick celebrates 65th birthday today on 17-year anniversary of drafting Tom Brady 199th overall.

Ben Volin (@BenVolin)
4/16/17, 7:05 AM
And 17 years ago today, the Patriots used the 199th overall draft pick to select Michigan QB Tom Brady. Nice birthday present for Belichick

Giants Birthdays 4-16

Bill Belichick NYG ST Coach 1979-1980, ST/LB 1981-1982 LB 1983-1984 D.C 1985-1990 4-16-1952
John Hill C/T D6-Lehigh 1972 NYG 1972-1974 4-16-1950
Terrell Manning OLB W-MIN 2014, CIN PSQ 2014 NYG Training Camp 2014, NYG 2014 4-16-1990
Lewis Tillman RB D4-Jackson State 1989 NYG 1989-1993 4-16-1966
Part 2  
Defenderdawg : 4/16/2017 9:07 am : link
Giants

Kratch NJ.com: Is Johnathan Hankins' exit a sign Giants undervalue defensive tackles? | Mailbag
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2017/04/giants_mailbag_johnathan_hankins_impact.html

NFL

NEW YORK JETS
Cimini ESPN NY: Controversy-free Jets begin offseason amid the sound of ... crickets
http://espn.com/blog/new-york-jets/post/_/id/68149/controversy-free-jets-begin-offseason-amid-the-sound-of-crickets
Happy Easter 'dawg.  
section125 : 4/16/2017 10:42 am : link
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