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Defenderdawg : 4/21/2017 7:48 am
Giants

Orr NFL.com: NFC East draft needs: Is O.J. Howard the Giants' missing piece?
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000801111/article/nfc-east-draft-needs-is-oj-howard-the-giants-missing-piece?campaign=Twitter_atn

Kratch NJ.com: NFL Draft 2017: Giants' Jerry Reese has telling response about 1st round trade-up
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2017/04/giants_gm_jerry_reese_trade_up_first_round.html

Schwartz NYP: Giants’ backloaded schedule offers chance to make late run
http://nypost.com/2017/04/20/giants-backloaded-schedule-offers-chance-to-make-late-run/

Leonard NYDN: A week-by-week breakdown of Giants' 2017 schedule
http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants/week-by-week-breakdown-giants-2017-schedule-article-1.3082282

Kratch NJ.com: James Kratch's way-too-early Giants 2017 record predictions: Back to playoffs?
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2017/04/giants_2017_schedule_reveal_win_loss_game.html

Duggan NJ.com: Dan Duggan's Giants 2017 game-by-game predictions: Can they win the NFC East?
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2017/04/giants_2017_game-by-game_schedule_predictions_can.html

Raanan ESPN NY: 2017 New York Giants game-by-game predictions
http://www.espn.com/blog/new-york-giants/post/_/id/51507/2017-new-york-giants-game-by-game-predictions

Traina B/R: New York Giants Schedule 2017-18: Game-by-Game Predictions for the Entire Season
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2702454-new-york-giants-schedule-2017-18-game-by-game-predictions-for-the-entire-season

QB

Glauber Newsday: Eli Manning deserves the benefit of the doubt
http://www.newsday.com/sports/columnists/bob-glauber/eli-manning-deserves-the-benefit-of-the-doubt-1.13498992

Sullivan The Record: The Mann of many faces flashing an angry one now
http://www.northjersey.com/story/sports/columnists/tara-sullivan/2017/04/20/sullivan-mann-many-faces-flashing-angry-one-now/100715964/

Leonard NYDN: Emotional Eli Manning denies any role in Giants fake gear scandal
http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants/emotional-eli-manning-denies-involvement-helmet-scandal-article-1.3080160

Politi NJ.com: Eli Manning: 'I've done nothing wrong and I have nothing to hide' in memorabilia case (VIDEO)
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2017/04/eli_manning_ive_done_nothing_wrong_and_i_have_noth.html

Politi NJ.com: Eli Manning fires back at Chris Christie, who (unlike him) is a confirmed liar
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2017/04/eli_manning_takes_the_high_road_with_chris_christi.html

Schwartz NYP: Eli Manning is really pissed over memorabilia scandal
http://nypost.com/2017/04/20/eli-manning-is-really-pissed-over-memorabilia-scandal/

Schwartz NYP: Giants GM: We’re exploring picking a QB in NFL draft
http://nypost.com/2017/04/20/giants-gm-were-exploring-picking-a-qb-in-nfl-draft/

Rock Newsday: Giants GM Jerry Reese talks selecting a quarterback in NFL Draft
http://www.newsday.com/sports/football/giants/giants-gm-jerry-reese-talks-selecting-a-quarterback-in-nfl-draft-1.13499978

Walder NYDN: Reese stands by Eli Manning, but Giants begin hunt for successor
http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants/giants-search-eli-manning-successor-article-1.3081497

WR

Rock Newsday: Odell Beckham’s contract a pending decision for Giants
http://www.newsday.com/sports/football/giants/odell-beckham-s-contract-a-pending-decision-for-giants-1.13499446

C

Kratch NJ.com: Giants' Weston Richburg reveals he played through injury for entire 2016 season
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2017/04/giants_weston_richburg_reveals_he_played_through_i.html

Walder NYDN: Giants center Weston Richburg says he played injured all season
http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants/giants-center-weston-richburg-played-injured-season-article-1.3080488

Rock Newsday: Weston Richburg wants to improve on injury-marred 2016 season
http://www.newsday.com/sports/football/giants/weston-richburg-wants-to-improve-on-injury-marred-2016-season-1.13498725

Defense

Stapleton The Record: JPP, Collins see Giant goal for defense: No. 1
http://www.northjersey.com/story/sports/nfl/giants/2017/04/21/jpp-collins-see-giant-goal-defense-no-1/100712968/

DE
Schwartz NYP: How Jason Pierre-Paul is following in Michael Strahan’s footsteps
http://nypost.com/2017/04/21/how-jason-pierre-paul-is-following-in-michael-strahans-footsteps/

Raanan ESPN NY: Giants' Jason Pierre-Paul had surgery on groin, abdomen at end of '16
http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/19202563/new-york-giants-de-jason-pierre-paul-had-four-surgical-procedures-december

Walder NYDN: Jason Pierre-Paul reveals he needed 4 things fixed this offseason
http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants/jason-pierre-paul-reveals-needed-4-fixed-offseason-article-1.3080285

Glauber Newsday: Jason Pierre-Paul’s injury was more complicated than original sports hernia description
http://www.newsday.com/sports/football/giants/jason-pierre-paul-s-injury-was-more-complicated-than-original-sports-hernia-description-1.13500083

DT

Duggan NJ.com: Can the Giants find a Johnathan Hankins replacement in the draft? Todd McShay says ...
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2017/04/nfl_draft_2017_espns_todd_mcshay_assesses_johnatha.html

LB

Kratch NJ.com: NFL Draft 2017: Could Reuben Foster's red flags impact Giants' plans?
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2017/04/nfl_draft_2017_could_reuben_fosters_red_flags_impa.html

CB

Duggan NJ.comCowboys WR Dez Bryant vows to 'embarrass' Giants CB Janoris Jenkins
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2017/04/cowboys_wr_dez_bryant_vows_to_embarrass_giants_cb.html

FS

Rock Newsday: Darian Thompson, finally healthy, will get chance to reclaim starting safety job
http://www.newsday.com/sports/football/giants/darian-thompson-finally-healthy-will-get-chance-to-reclaim-starting-safety-job-1.13498629

NFL

King MMQB: How the 2017 NFL Schedule Was Made
The slate wasn’t finalized until a computer in western Europe spit out option number 52,129, which accounted for marathons in Detroit and Chicago, turned Los Angeles into an odd focal point on New Year’s Eve, and made teams playing overseas happy with their byes
http://mmqb.si.com/mmqb/2017/04/21/nfl-2017-schedule-howard-katz-roger-goodell

Vrentas MMQB: The 2013 NFL Draft: Weird, Strange and Confounding
Four seasons later, we dive deep with 32 takeaways from one of the worst first rounds in league history
http://mmqb.si.com/mmqb/2017/04/20/2013-nfl-draft-weird-strange-confounding

Stuart Football Perspective: Games Are Closer Than Ever Now, Part III
http://www.footballperspective.com/games-are-closer-than-ever-now-part-iii/

Farmer LA Times: Get ready for chaos when Rams and Chargers host games at same time
http://www.latimes.com/sports/nfl/la-sp-nfl-schedule-farmer-20170420-story.html

ATLANTA
Schultz AJC: Mixon off Falcons’ draft board; team still uncertain about Freeney return
http://jeffschultz.blog.myajc.com/2017/04/20/falcons-red-lined-joe-mixon-draft-board-remain-uncertain-about-freeney/

BALTIMORE
Hensley ESPN Baltimore: To fill Steve Smith's role, Mike Wallace set 'to curse a couple more people out
http://www.espn.com/blog/baltimore-ravens/post/_/id/35385/to-fill-steve-smiths-role-mike-wallace-ready-to-curse-couple-more-people-out

Zrebiec Bal Sun: Now the elder statesman, Mike Wallace focused on being a leader in second year with Ravens
http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/ravens/ravens-insider/bal-mike-wallace-focused-on-being-a-leader-in-second-year-with-ravens-20170419-story.html

Zrebiec Bal Sun: Ravens draft position-by-position breakdown: Offensive linemen
http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/ravens/bal-ravens-draft-position-by-position-breakdown-offensive-linemen-20170417-story.html

BUFFALO
Skurski Buffalo News: Bills still debating whether to match Mike Gillislee's contract offer
http://buffalonews.com/2017/04/20/bills-still-debating-whether-match-mike-gillislees-contract-offer/

Carucci Buffalo News: Bills' Cyrus Kouandjio involved in bizarre incident with police
http://buffalonews.com/2017/04/20/kouandjio-involved-bizarre-incident-police/

CAROLINA
Person Charlotte Observer: Panthers’ 2017 schedule: 5 things to know, including how Ron Rivera helped the Falcons
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/nfl/carolina-panthers/article145889754.html

Newton ESPN Charlotte: Cam Newton on playing with partially torn rotator cuff: Team comes first
http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/19201842/cam-newton-carolina-panthers-says-playing-partially-torn-rotator-cuff-showed-leadership

CHICAGO
Finley Chicago Sun Times: Could Jonathan Allen shoulder load as Bears’ top draft pick?
http://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/could-jonathan-allen-shoulder-load-as-bears-top-draft-pick/

CINCINNATI
Terrell ESPN Cincinnati: Cincinnati Bengals have brutal November road stretch on 2017 schedule
http://www.espn.com/blog/cincinnati-bengals/post/_/id/26634/cincinnati-bengals-have-brutal-november-road-stretch-on-2017-schedule

CLEVELAND
Wilson Houston Chronicle: SUBSCRIBE
Browns hope 'Moneyball' approach translates to NFL
http://chron.com/sports/texans/article/Browns-hope-Moneyball-approach-translates-to-NFL-11088267.ph

Labbe Cleveland Plain Dealer: Browns release offensive lineman Alvin Bailey, two others
http://www.cleveland.com/browns/index.ssf/2017/04/browns_release_offensive_linem_2.html

DALLAS
Moore Dallas Morning News: Analyzing the Cowboys' schedule: Dallas is in for a brutal December
https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/dallas-cowboys/cowboys/2017/04/20/analyzing-the-dallas-cowboys-2017-schedule

DENVER
Jhabalva Denver Post: Broncos have toughest schedule in 2017, will open at home vs. Chargers
http://www.denverpost.com/2017/04/20/broncos-schedule-2017/

DETROIT
Birkett Detroit Free Press: Updated: The Lions schedule is out, and it's a pretty balanced slate. 3 primetime games, opener at home
http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2017/04/20/detroit-lions-2017-schedule/100721778/

Birkett Detroit Free Press: Lions GM Bob Quinn 'big into the best player available'
http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2017/04/20/detroit-lions-nfl-draft/100719724/

Birkett Detroit Free Press: Draft day slide could push WMU WR Corey Davis to Detroit Lions
http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2017/04/20/corey-davis-detroit-lions/100685496/

Birkett Detroit Free Press: GM Bob Quinn: NFL draft could impact Eric Ebron's future with Lions
http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2017/04/20/detroit-lions-nfl-draft-eric-ebron/100705096/

Birkett Detroit Free Press: NFL draft OL analysis: Why Detroit Lions won't pick lineman high
http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2017/04/20/nfl-draft-top-offensive-linemen/100701966/

Rogers Detroit News: Ex-Lion Tulloch retires, will focus on giving
http://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2017/04/20/ex-lion-tulloch-retires-will-focus-giving/100718700/

GREEN BAY
Reischel Mil JS: Five questions facing Packers before the NFL draft
http://www.packersnews.com/story/sports/nfl/packers/2017/04/20/five-questions-facing-packers-before-nfl-draft/100672700/

Dougherty Mil JS: Will Rodgers be ready for early tests?
http://www.packersnews.com/story/sports/nfl/packers/dougherty/2017/04/20/dougherty-rodgers-ready-early-tests/100696142/

HOUSTON
Wilson Houston Chronicle: USC cornerback Adoree Jackson visited Texans
http://chron.com/sports/texans/article/USC-cornerback-Adoree-Jackson-visited-Texans-11086446.php?cmpid=twitter-desktop

INDIANAPOLIS
Holder Indianapolis Star: Colts add another inside linebacker
http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/nfl/colts/2017/04/20/colts-add-another-inside-linebacker/100710710/

JACKSONVILLE
Kaye WTLV Jacksonville: 2017 Jaguars regular season schedule: Back-to-back AFC South matchups to start the year
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/mb/sports/nfl/jacksonville-jaguars/2017-jaguars-regular-season-schedule-texans-titans-ravens-jets-steelers-bengals-colts/431702979

KANSAS CITY
Paylor KC Star: KC, which opens at Patriots, will have six primetime games this year
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article145879819.html

Paylor KC Star: Rating the top defensive linemen in the NFL Draft with an eye on Chiefs’ needs
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article145635124.html#storylink=cpy

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS
Woike LA Times: Courtesy of the NFL, the Chargers get four weeks at the start of the year to make noise in Los Angeles
http://www.latimes.com/sports/chargers/la-sp-chargers-2017-schedule-20170420-story.html

Williams ESPN LA: Ex-Charger Nick Hardwick sees value in Joey Bosa missing voluntary workouts
http://www.espn.com/blog/los-angeles-chargers/post/_/id/20133/ex-charger-nick-hardwick-sees-value-in-joey-bosa-missing-voluntary-workouts

LOS ANGELES RAMS
Gonzalez ESPN LA: Rams embracing life after honeymoon stage in L.A.
http://www.espn.com/blog/los-angeles-rams/post/_/id/33557/rams-embracing-life-after-the-honeymoon

Gonzalez ESPN LA: Los Angeles Rams' schedule includes early, winnable home games
http://www.espn.com/blog/los-angeles-rams/post/_/id/33527/early-home-games-winnable-games-on-los-angeles-rams-schedule

Klein LA Times: Jon Gruden assesses Rams quarterback Jared Goff a year after 2016 NFL draft
http://www.latimes.com/sports/rams/la-sp-rams-jared-goff-jon-gruden-nfl-draft-20170419-story.html

MIAMI
Jackson Miami Herald: NFL TV schedule news/tidbits and new TV rule that could affect Dolphins
http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/barry-jackson/article145884774.html

Salguero Miami Herald: Dolphins about to make changes on defense that mitigate need for prototype DEs
http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/armando-salguero/article145659814.html

Jackson Miami Herald: Dolphins spend time with Watt; Landry talks pending; Miami’s 2017 opponents
http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/barry-jackson/article145680129.html

Jackson Miami Herald: Dolphins summon yet another interesting safety to team headquarters
http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/barry-jackson/article145900404.html

MINNESOTA
Vensel Minn Star Tribune: Vikings' playoff aspirations begin and end at home
http://m.startribune.com/vikings-playoff-aspirations-begin-and-end-at-home/420036833/

Tomasson Twincities.com: Chuck Foreman: If Joe Mixon is available in draft, Vikings ‘should just take him
http://www.twincities.com/2017/04/20/chuck-foreman-vikings-should-draft-joe-mixon/

Krammer Minn Star Tribune: Vikings draft preview: Will a 'loaded' corner and safety class entice another addition?
http://m.startribune.com/vikings-draft-preview-will-a-loaded-corner-and-safety-class-entice-another-addition/419956153/

NEW ENGLAND
Kahler MMQB: According to the Journalists Who Covered Him
Three writers who covered Hernandez—in high school, college and the pros—look back at his once-promising life and the tragic turn it took
http://mmqb.si.com/mmqb/2017/04/21/nfl-aaron-hernandez-suicide-high-school-bristol-central-college-florida-new-england-patriots

NEW ORLEANS
Teope Nola.com: Takeaways from the New Orleans Saints' 2017 regular-season schedule
http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2017/04/takeaways_from_the_new_orleans.html

Holder Nola.com: Rough first four weeks could make or break 2017 Saints
http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2017/04/new_orleans_saints_schedule_co_1.html

Holder Nola.com: Saints enter this year's NFL Draft with a clear hole at running back
http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2017/04/saints_enter_this_years_nfl_dr.html

OAKLAND
Durkin SJ Mercury News: Raiders schedule: Record five prime time games, including two at Coliseum
http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/04/20/raiders-schedule-christmas-philadelphia-patriots-mexico-city/

Durkin SJ Mercury News: Report: Raiders could remove themselves from Marshawn Lynch talks
http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/04/20/report-raiders-could-remove-themselves-from-marshawn-lynch-talks/

Durkin SJ Mercury News: Raiders exercise fifth-year contract option on Khalil Mack
http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/04/20/raiders-exercise-fifth-year-contract-option-on-khalil-mack/

PHILADELPHIA
Kempski Phillyvoice: Analyzing the advantages and disadvantages of the Eagles' 2017 schedule
http://www.phillyvoice.com/analyzing-advantages-and-disadvantages-eagles-2017-schedule/

McLane Phil.com: Joe Mixon still on Eagles' draft radar? Don't rule it out
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/20170421_Joe_Mixon_still_on_Eagles__draft_radar__Don_t_rule_it_out___Jeff_McLane_NFL_Draft.html

PITTSBURGH
Bouchette Pitt Post Gazette: Q in my Steelers chat: "Did Dan Rooney ever take issue with anything you wrote about the team?" Well, ahhh
http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2017/04/20/Ed-Bouchette-Steelers-chat-4-18-17/stories/201704180150

Fittipaldo Pittsburgh Post Gazette: The 2013 NFL draft was not a great year for edge rushers
http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2017/04/21/steelers-2017-nfl-draft-pass-rushers-takk-mckinley-derek-rivers-tim-williams/stories/201704210038

SAN FRANCISCO
Barrows Sac Bee: 49ers’ season starts with Panthers; features 3 consecutive road games
http://www.sacbee.com/sports/nfl/san-francisco-49ers/article145778604.html

SEATTLE
Condotta Seattle Times: Seahawks GM John Schneider says team still fielding trade offers for Richard Sherman but ‘odds are’ he remains in Seattle for 2017
http://www.seattletimes.com/sports/seahawks/seahawks-gm-john-schneider-says-team-still-fielding-trade-offers-for-richard-sherman-but-odds-are-he-remains-in-seattle-for-2017/?utm_content=buffer1c82e& utm_medium=social& utm_source=twitter.com& utm_campaign=owned_buffer_sports

TAMPA BAY
Stroud TB Times: Bucs' 2017 schedule lets Jameis Winston take on a parade of great QBs
http://www.tampabay.com/sports/football/bucs/bucs-2017-schedule-lets-jameis-winston-take-on-a-parade-of-great-qbs/2321127

TENNESSEE
Wolf The Tennessean: Analysis: Titans open vs Raiders, play twice in primetime
http://www.tennessean.com/story/sports/nfl/titans/2017/04/20/analysis-titans-open-vs-raiders-play-twice-primetime/100652180/

WASHINGTON
Allen Wash Post: Rating every game on the Redskins’ 2017 schedule
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/dc-sports-bog/wp/2017/04/20/rating-every-game-on-the-redskins-2017-schedule/?utm_term=.40de73b1a5ca

Bullock Wash Post: Will the Redskins’ offense revolve around Jordan Reed? Looks like it already did.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/football-insider/wp/2017/04/20/will-the-redskins-offense-revolve-around-jordan-reed-looks-like-it-already-did/

Draft

Plocher PFF: SAFE PICKS: 10 HIGH-FLOOR, LOW-CEILING DRAFT OPTIONS
https://www.profootballfocus.com/draft-safe-picks-10-high-floor-low-ceiling-draft-options/?utm_content=bufferc8f1f& utm_medium=social& utm_source=twitter.com& utm_campaign=nfl

Brinson CBS Sports: 2017 NFL Mock Draft: Browns walk away with best player and QB in draft after trade
"23. New York Giants
Ryan Ramcyzk, OL, Wisconsin: Protecting Eli Manning should be a concern heading into the draft, and drafting Ramcyzk would allow the Giants to consider kicking him to right tackle or even moving Ereck Flowersover to that side (where he would probably be better)."
http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/2017-nfl-mock-draft-browns-walk-away-with-best-player-and-qb-in-draft-after-trade/

QB
Wilson Houston Chronicle: A winning look: Clemson's Deshaun Watson brings impressive résumé to NFL draft
http://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/texas-sports-nation/article/A-winning-look-Clemson-s-Deshaun-Watson-brings-11085320.php?t=5f2f6db1ca438d9cbb& cmpid=twitter-premium

RB
McGinn Mil JS: RBs | Teams weigh risk with Mixon
http://www.jsonline.com/story/sports/nfl/packers/mcginn/2017/04/19/mcginn-nfl-draft-rb-teams-weigh-risk-mixon/100605766/

WR
Wilson Houston Chronicle: NFL Draft: Sizing up the wide receivers and tight
http://chron.com/sports/texans/article/NFL-Draft-Sizing-up-the-wide-receivers-and-tight-11087834.php?cmpid=twitter-desktop

O'Halloran Fla Times Union: A record-setter at Virginia Tech, Isaiah Ford sets sights on NFL Draft
http://jacksonville.com/sports/jaguars/2017-04-20/record-setter-virginia-tech-isaiah-ford-sets-sights-nfl-draft

TE
McBride Boston Globe: Alabama's OJ Howard stands out in a deep TE draft class
http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/patriots/2017/04/19/alabama-howard-stands-out-deep-tight-end-class/5vmlbLsWL3W0NYGiJRChUN/story.html

OL
McGinn Mil JS: McGinn on NFL draft: OL | Scouts uncertain on Ramczyk
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"The first three tackles could start (as rookies) potentially but they’re going to take time,” said an NFC executive. “The Alabama guy might be a better right tackle. Bolles is a nutty dude. Ramczyk is quiet and (played at) Stevens Point two years ago. "You don’t feel great about any of these guys.”

http://www.packersnews.com/story/sports/nfl/packers/mcginn/2017/04/20/mcginn-nfl-draft-ol-ramczyk-tops-uncertain-crop/100659750/

McGinn Mil JS: Ranking the NFL draft prospects: Offensive linemen
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"1. CAM ROBINSON, Alabama (6-6, 321, 5.15, 1): Probably played his best game Oct. 22 against Texas A& M’s Myles Garrett. “At least you know what you’re getting,” said one scout. “Guy’s been a three-year starter (at LT) in the SEC. You can certainly see the potential. He has poor upper-body strength. He missed the entire spring before last season with shoulder surgery and it really affected his ability to play. I think he started overcompensating and got into some poor habits from a technical standpoint.” Third-year junior with 35 ½-inch arms and 10 ½-inch hands. “He hasn’t got better since his freshman year,” said a second scout. “He’s a right tackle to me. I don’t trust him to protect (his team’s quarterback).” Arrested in May 2016 on drug possession and gun charges. Although the DA didn’t prosecute, Alabama imposed various requirements in order to stay on the team. Scored 16 on the 50-question Wonderlic intelligence test. Shoulder issues concern teams. “Very, very erratic,” said a third scout. “Lot of penalties. Up and down play.” From Monroe, La.
2. GARETT BOLLES, Utah (6-5, 299, 4.98, 1):Will turn 25 next month after a troubled past in which he was kicked out of five schools and arrested for vandalizing a rival school’s field. “You name it, I’ve done it,” Bolles told kutv.com, adding that he was headed “down the wrong path to prison.” A married couple became his guardians, and his life began to turn around. Played two seasons in junior college and one for the Utes before declaring a year early. “Tough past,” said one scout. “One-year player. Very athletic. You like the up side. Concerned about the package.” Added another scout: “Tell me how many guys have been first round that are 25 or older? I’ll say this. Teams that have spent time with him, he gets football. Loves it. He’ll give you every ounce of soul, that kid.” Scored 9 on the Wonderlic, leading to questions whether he can retain an NFL system and make rapid pre-snap adjustments. “He saw the light,” said a third scout. “He’s got great feet and range. He’s aggressive and tenacious.” From Lehi, Utah. Married, couple has a son. “Really athletic and tough … he’s the most talented of all of them (tackles),” a fourth scout said. “He’s got to get stronger. That’s his weak point. Plays hard. You wish he was 21 or 22.”
3. RYAN RAMCZYK, Wisconsin (6-5 ½, 309, no 40, 1): Fourth-year junior was starting LT for UW-Stevens Point in 2013-14 and for Badgers in ’16. Worked on the scout team as a redshirt transfer in ’15. “Very talented,” said one scout. “He’s smart, competitive and a good athlete. He’s a run blocker. He’s good with his angles. He’s aggressive.” Enrolled at Winona State out of Stevens Point Area Senior High School but stayed less than a week. Spent time at two technical colleges pursuing a degree in welding before returning to his hometown and playing for the Division III Pointers. “The guy goes from a technical school in 2012 to a first-round pick,” said another scout. “I don’t have one negative thing about him except his hip surgery. Excellent pass blocker. Quick set, slides, mirrors, range, anchor. Really good.” Arms were 33 ¾, large hands (10 7/8). “He’s not very powerful and he’s really not a wow athlete,” said a third scout. “For a left tackle you expect a little better movement. Supposedly he hurt his hip early in the year so you don’t even know what you’re looking at. Is this guy better than this, or is it because he’s hurt? Whatever. This guy might be a guard when it’s all said and done but there’s just no tackles.” Wonderlic of 20. “He’s not a dancing bear,” said a fourth scout. “He’s got good balance but the range isn’t there. Paul Gruber was more of a technician and a better athlete, better player. In a lot of drafts this guy would be a second-rounder.”

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Volin Boston Globe: Offensive linemen were once the safest picks in the NFL draft but are becoming increasingly difficult to project
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Ledbetter AJC: Top 10 defensive linemen in the 2017 NFL draft
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Paylor KC Star: Whirlwind five-year stretch has former Park Hill star Ondre Pipkins on NFL’s doorstep
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Benoit MMQB: Don’t Bring Any Disrespect at Jamal Adams
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Duerson SI.com: Fact: If not for one Josh McNown pass, Eli's a Cardinal, Big Ben's prob a Giant. We explain in our WHAT IF issue
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Kahler SI.com: WHAT IF ... GEORGE HALAS—AND THE NFL—HAD SUNK IN LAKE MICHIGAN?
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Dodd CBS Sports.com: Legend who defined football strength and conditioning being betrayed by his health
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Bolles  
jeff57 : 4/21/2017 7:59 am : link
Scored 9 on the Wonderlic
RE: Bolles  
Percy : 4/21/2017 8:20 am : link
In comment 13436864 jeff57 said:
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Scored 9 on the Wonderlic
!!!
But, can Bolles  
Big Blue '56 : 4/21/2017 8:36 am : link
protect Eli?
RE: Bolles  
Carson53 : 4/21/2017 9:52 am : link
In comment 13436864 jeff57 said:
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Scored 9 on the Wonderlic
.

The guy that did the scouting report above called him
"a nutty dude"...never heard that, LOL.
RE: Bolles  
AcidTest : 4/21/2017 10:23 am : link
In comment 13436864 jeff57 said:
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Scored 9 on the Wonderlic


Don't want an OT who scored a 9 on the Wonderlic. At least Robinson got a 16.
Don't you get  
old man : 4/21/2017 3:49 pm : link
4 or 6 just for writing your name?
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