admin / March 20, 2018
The only potential trade partners for Buffalo now are Cleveland and the Giants. The Browns are expected to select a quarterback with the top overall choice while using their No. 4 selection to either bolster another position or trade back.
The Giants may go the quarterback route at No. 2. That means the Bills must decide whether it’s worth surrendering a bevy of picks to entice the Giants to bail out. New York still might be uninterested in doing so — even if it’s not picking a quarterback — because of Penn State standout Saquon Barkley’s appeal as a generational running back.
With the way the draft is already unfolding, it wouldn’t be a surprise if three quarterbacks are taken in the top five picks for the first time since 1999, when Tim Couch, Donovan McNabb and Akili Smith were taken with the top three picks overall.
The Jets just have to hope that whomever they choose works out for them like McNabb in Philadelphia rather than the draft disasters that Couch and Smith became with Cleveland and Cincinnati, respectively.
And for that matter, better than the two wasted picks Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan already used on the position in previous drafts in Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty.
However, Sherman turns 30 years older later this month, and he’s coming off a torn Achilles tendon. So, the 49ers provided an incentive-laden $27.15 million contract to maximize Sherman’s overall worth while minimizing risk.
Jerick McKinnon and Weston Richburg’s additions didn’t receive nearly as much publicity even though their inclusions have a chance to be far more important toward any future 49ers success.
San Francisco stunned many when the franchise handed out, by far, the largest running back contract in free agency. McKinnon signed a four-year, $30 million deal to become San Francisco’s starting running back. Shanahan envisions the collegiate quarterback as an ideal fit in his scheme with the skill set to excel in today’s game.
It’s been a slow, quiet free agency for the Los Angeles Chargers. Incumbent starting free safety Tre Boston remains a priority to re-sign, but that market has been moving at a different pace than any other position. What the Chargers smartly decided to do was allow offensive linemen Kenny Wiggins and Matt Slauson to leave and plan on replacing them with 2017 draft picks Dan Feeney and Forrest Lamp.
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