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Georgia junior WR Michael Bennett underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee on Tuesday.

Georgia added Bennett is "expected to return to the team at some point this season following completion of a rehab program." The junior has already been ruled out for Saturday's game against Missouri. Georgia will be missing some of their top offensive talents in this game, and that could include junior running back Todd Gurley.
Wed, Oct 9, 2013 10:19:00 AM

Browns selected Notre Dame QB DeShone Kizer with the No. 52 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Kizer (6’4/233) turned pro as a junior after making 23 starts for the Irish, going 12-11 and completing just 60.7% of his throws with an 8.4 YPA and 47:19 TD-to-INT ratio. A dangerous scrambler, Kizer added 18 rushing TDs. Although he looks like Daunte Culpepper with a big body, power arm, and supreme poise in the pocket amid chaos, Kizer struggled to keep his job over Malik Zaire in the second half of last season, got benched against Stanford, seemingly lost confidence, and often fails to process information quickly on tape. Kizer’s touch and ball placement are additional concerns. While Kizer checks some boxes as a potential franchise quarterback, he's a major project.
Apr 28 - 8:57 PM

Bengals selected Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon with the No. 48 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Mixon (6’1/228) was the Lightning to Samaje Perine’s Thunder as a Sooner, compiling a career 300/2,027/17 (6.8 YPC) rushing line with 65/894/9 (13.8 YPR) receiving. Also a standout pass-protection back, PFF College charged Mixon with just one QB hurry allowed on 48 blocking snaps. Mixon’s career 8.00 yards-per-touch average dwarfs Leonard Fournette (6.63), Christian McCaffrey (7.02), and Dalvin Cook (7.05), and Mixon’s workout metrics are eerily similar to Ezekiel Elliott’s with 4.43-4.50 speed, a 35-inch vertical, and 21 reps on the bench. Mixon’s off-field woes have been well documented, but his on-field talent isn’t in any doubt. Long term, he has Ricky Watters-level upside as a combination runner-receiver. Mixon's addition could make Jeremy Hill available for trade in Cincy. Hill has shown nothing since his rookie year, and Mixon should have no trouble passing him on the depth chart.
Apr 28 - 8:37 PM

Eagles selected Washington CB Sidney Jones with the No. 43 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Jones (6’0/186) turned pro after starting 39-of-40 games as a Husky, piling up 8.5 career tackles for loss, nine interceptions, and six forced fumbles. He earned first-team All-Pac 12 as both a sophomore and junior. Per PFF College, Jones hasn’t allowed a touchdown pass since Week 7 of the 2015 season. When healthy, Jones is a lean press corner with 4.47 speed in the Desmond Trufant mold, drawing first-round grades from scouts. Unfortunately, Jones tore his left Achilles’ at Washington’s Pro Day on March 11. While Jones has vowed to be ready for Week 1, he’s more likely to "redshirt" his first NFL season.
Apr 28 - 8:09 PM

Vikings selected Florida State RB Dalvin Cook with the No. 41 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Cook (5’10/210) broke Warrick Dunn’s FSU rushing record in just three seasons, piling up 4,464 yards on 687 carries (6.50 YPC) with 46 TDs and 79 catches. While known best for his big-play runs, Cook showed workhorse ability with 17 games of 20-plus carries and shined as a receiver, averaging 11.8 career yards per catch. Extremely difficult to tackle in space, Cook finished No. 1 in PFF College’s 2016 Elusive Rating. Cook confirmed his long speed (4.49) in Indy, but struggled in agility drills. Cook’s biggest drawbacks are his injury history after three career shoulder surgeries and ball security after he fumbled 14 times on 763 touches, including six fumbles in 2016. Still, Cook projects as an early-career lead back with three-down potential. Rotoworld draft analyst Josh Norris has compared him to DeAngelo Williams. In Minnesota, Cook becomes the likely Week 1 starter ahead of Latavius Murray and Jerick McKinnon.
Apr 28 - 8:01 PM

Panthers selected Ohio State WR/RB Curtis Samuel with the No. 40 overall pick of the 2017 NFL draft.

Samuel (5’11/196) was an explosive manufactured-touch player at Ohio State, posting a career rushing line of 172/1,286/15 (7.5 YPC) with 107-1,249-9 (11.7 YPR) receiving. His natural comparison is Percy Harvin, who was utilized similarly by now-OSU coach Urban Meyer at Florida. PFF College charted Samuel with 425 snaps at slot receiver and 220 snaps at tailback as 2016 junior before Samuel declared for the pros. Although the entirety of Samuel’s Combine workout was only above average, his straight-line speed was confirmed with a blistering 4.31 forty. Offering special versatility and long speed and not yet of legal drinking age, Samuel is one of this year’s most intriguing draft prospects. The panthers are certainly defining "evolve" in this draft.
Apr 28 - 7:57 PM

Bills selected East Carolina WR Zay Jones with the No. 37 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Jones (6’2/201) made 41 starts for ECU, setting a school record for career catches (399) and finishing second in ECU history in both receiving yards (4,279) and touchdowns (23). Jones broke the FBS single-season receptions record (158) as a senior, dropping just 6-of-164 catchable targets. While Jones lived on bubble screens and quick hitters and averaged only 10.7 yards per catch, he showed elite athleticism with a 94th-percentile SPARQ score and 4.45 speed at the Combine. Albeit not quite as big, Jones profiles similarly to Eagles WR Jordan Matthews as a slot-Z chain mover with more reliable hands.
Apr 28 - 7:44 PM

Packers selected Washington CB Kevin King with the No. 33 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

King (6’3/200) made 36 starts in Washington's secondary, opening his career at safety before developing into a shutdown corner across from Sidney Jones. Tallying 28 career pass breakups and six interceptions, King was largely overshadowed by Jones despite allowing just one touchdown pass over his final 28 games. King ripped up the Combine with an absurd 99th-percentile SPARQ score and 4.43 straight-line speed. King struggles with short-area routes as most plus-sized corners do, but his ceiling is sky high as a long boundary presence with highlight-reel ball skills. On tape, King reminds of Antonio Cromartie in his prime.
Apr 28 - 7:28 PM

According to Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline, the Los Angeles Chargers and New York Jets are each trying to trade up to take Cal QB Davis Webb.

This report lines up closely with ESPN's Adam Schefter dispatch from earlier in the day that the Chargers and Jets -- in addition to the Bucs -- have talked to the Packers about moving up to acquire the No. 33 overall pick. Pauline additionally reports that the four teams picking behind Green Bay -- the Seahawks, Jags, Bears and Rams -- are also open to moving down the board.
Apr 28 - 7:03 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Notre Dame QB DeShone Kizer is "in play" for the Packers at No. 33.

The Packers traded out of the first round on Day 1, shipping their No. 29 pick to the Browns (who selected Miami TE David Njoku). They will be picking at the top of the second round come the start of Day 2 on Friday night. According to Rapoport, Green Bay is "getting calls" regarding that No. 33 pick and could potentially move back again, but should they decide to stay put, Kizer looks to be a possible developmental quarterback option who would have the luxury of learning on the bench behind Aaron Rodgers.
Apr 28 - 12:28 PM

49ers selected Alabama ILB Reuben Foster with the No. 31 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

The 49ers were said to be considering Foster as high as No. 2 overall, and he was expected to be a top-of-the-round pick but medical and off-field concerns put Foster in a draft-night slide. Foster (6’0/229) earned the 2016 Butkus Award as college football’s top linebacker, wrapping his four-year career with 24 tackles for loss and eight sacks across 24 starts. He never forced a single turnover at Alabama, but did lead the nation in PFF College’s run-stop percentage last year and showed an ability to cover tight ends and tailbacks on tape. A vicious hitter with missile-like range, Foster offers All-Pro potential if he can stay healthy and keep his head on straight. He has dealt with numerous stingers/concussions, is currently rehabbing a torn rotator cuff, and got kicked out of the Combine for arguing with a hospital worker after failing a drug test. He also managed a 9 on the Wonderlic. While his ceiling is high, Foster also has a low NFL floor.
Apr 27 - 11:41 PM

Bucs selected Alabama TE O.J. Howard with the No. 19 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Howard (6’6/251) was a dominant combination tight end in Alabama’s pro-style offense, wrapping his career with a 114/1,726/7 (15.1 YPR) receiving line and earning PFF College’s No. 1 run-blocking grade in 2016. A truly dominant blocker, Howard’s tape reveals a fiercely physical player who seeks out contact in line and on the move. Athletically, Howard posted top-five SPARQ results among tight ends at the Combine with wideout-like 4.51 speed and a position-best 6.85 three-cone time. Howard dropped only three passes over his final two seasons and has been compared to Greg Olsen by our Josh Norris.
Apr 27 - 10:30 PM




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