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Coach Mike McCarthy called Brandon Bostick the Packers' best blocking tight end.

"That is something he had to grow into, develop into," McCarthy said. "I look at him as still a young, ascending player. He's doing some really good things in his limited opportunities on offense." McCarthy also named Bostick one of the core special teamers. With Jermichael Finley not expected back, McCarthy mentioned Bostick and Andrew Quarless as potential significant contributors on offense.
Source: ESPN.com
Wed, Mar 26, 2014 02:00:00 PM

Vikings selected Virginia Tech WR/TE Bucky Hodges with the No. 201 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Hodges (6’6/257) turned pro as a redshirt junior after starting 37 games at Virginia Tech, amassing a career 133-1,747-20 (13.1 YPR) receiving line. Recruited as a quarterback, Hodges has caught passes for only three years. He is a freaky athlete, compiling a 21-89-1 (4.2 YPC) rushing line in college and posting 95th-percentile SPARQ results at the Combine with 4.57 speed and incredible vertical (39") and broad (11’2") jumps. More wideout than traditional tight end, Hodges has a long way to go as an in-line player. Still learning the position, Hodges will struggle to earn early NFL snaps.
Apr 29 - 4:38 PM

Bills selected Pittsburgh QB Nate Peterman with the No. 171 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Peterman (6’3/226) made 24 starts in two years at Pitt after transferring from Tennessee, finishing his career with a 60% completion rate and 47:17 TD-to-INT ratio. All told, he went 14-12 across 26 college starts. Peterman generated buzz at January’s Senior Bowl for his plus fundamentals. On tape, Peterman showed a quick release and consistent footwork but limited velocity and tossed vertical passes that tended to die at the end of their trajectory. Smart (33 Wonderlic score) and coachable, It’s not inconceivable that Peterman could become an Andy Dalton kind of player, but it’s unlikely. Brian Hoyer is probably a more realistic comparison.
Apr 29 - 3:16 PM

Jets selected Clemson TE Jordan Leggett with the No. 150 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Leggett (6’6/258) made 38 starts for the Tigers, tallying a 112-1,598-18 (14.3 YPR) receiving line and earning first-team All-ACC as both a junior and senior. PFF College charted Leggett with nine drops among 109 catchable targets over his final three years. A solid college receiving tight end whose NFL transition is questionable, Leggett was a poor run blocker on tape and has zero special teams experience. He was allegedly nicknamed "Lazy Leggett" at Clemson for poor work habits. At his Pro Day, Leggett ran 4.71 with passable vertical (33") and broad (9’11") jump numbers. Neither a run-game asset nor a dominant receiver, Leggett would do well to carve out a Jermaine Gresham-like career.
Apr 29 - 2:19 PM

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, free agent Jay Cutler had interest in playing for the Texans but the team wouldn't return his calls.

The ex-Bears quarterback has heard crickets since hitting the open market. Cutler had a visit lined up with the Jets about a month ago, but that meeting was cancelled after Gang Green signed Browns castoff Josh McCown to a one-year deal. Houston would have been an interesting landing spot for Cutler but instead the Texans addressed their quarterback need by trading up to draft Deshaun Watson with the No. 12 pick. The 34-year-old recently said he has no plans to retire but maybe he'll reconsider if teams keep giving him the cold shoulder.
Apr 29 - 2:18 PM

Broncos selected Michigan TE Jake Butt with the No. 145 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Butt (6’6/246) made 37 starts for the Wolverines, recording a career 138-1,646-11 (11.9 YPR) receiving line and earning the 2016 Mackey Award as college football’s top tight end. Unfortunately, Butt tore his right ACL and meniscus in 2014 and re-tore the ACL in December’s Orange Bowl. When healthy, Butt is a traditional in-line tight end with reliable hands and adequate blocking ability. He profiles similarly to the current NFL version of Zach Ertz. Butt may be forced to "redshirt" his rookie year, but he has a chance to develop into a lower-end starter capable of staying on the field all three downs.
Apr 29 - 2:05 PM

Colts selected USF RB Marlon Mack with the No. 143 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Mack (5’11/213) needed only three college seasons to set USF all-time records in rushing yards (3,609), all-purpose yards (4,107), and touchdowns (33), finishing his career with an explosive 6.16 YPC average and 65 receptions. Mack confirmed his plus athleticism in Indy, posting a top-five SPARQ score among running backs with 4.5-flat speed and a springy 10-foot-5 broad jump. On college tape, Mack showed a tendency to bounce runs outside in persistent attempts to turn nothing into something, which can be viewed positively or negatively. Either way, Mack’s playmaking ability and versatility are undeniable. He has some Tevin Coleman to his game as a multi-phase weapon who is dangerous in open space.
Apr 29 - 2:03 PM

Giants selected Clemson RB Wayne Gallman with the No. 140 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Gallman (6’1/215) emerged as a starter during his redshirt freshman year and never relinquished the job, turning pro after compiling a 675-3,416-34 (5.06 YPC) rushing line with 66 receptions. He earned first-team All-ACC as a sophomore and second team as a junior. A workmanlike grinder who gets the most out of his ability, Gallman is nevertheless a mediocre athlete with 4.60 speed and limited lateral moves, lacking standout traits beyond sheer will and determination. Gallman was also a major liability in pass protection at Clemson. In the pros, Gallman would do well to carve out a Mike Gillislee-like career.
Apr 29 - 1:51 PM

Packers selected BYU RB Jamaal Williams with the No. 134 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Williams (6’0/212) led the Cougars in rushing all four years, compiling a career 726-3,901-35 (5.4 YPC) rushing line with 60-567-1 (9.5 YPR) receiving. Williams appeared in only 17 games over his final two seasons due to knee and ankle injuries and a suspension for violating multiple team rules. His catch totals also dropped every year at BYU (27 > 18 > 8 > 7). Williams was exposed as a sub-par athlete at the Combine with eight-percentile SPARQ results and a plodding 7.25 three-cone time. A decisive, downhill grinder on college tape, Williams is a two-down back with a ceiling in the Alfred Morris range. That said, he could find himself with a big rookie role behind Ty Montgomery.
Apr 29 - 1:32 PM

49ers traded up to select Utah RB Joe Williams with the No. 121 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Williams (5’11/210) committed to UConn out of high school only to get kicked off the team for credit card theft, spend two years at "ASA College" in Brooklyn, and finish up at Utah for his junior and senior years. Williams temporarily retired last September, but returned in October and posted a sparkling 210-1,407-10 (6.7 YPC) rushing line. After bouncing around colleges, Williams will be a 24-year-old rookie. He also caught only 20 passes in 19 games at Utah, dropping 5-of-27 catchable targets and fumbling seven times. Williams’ calling card is his straight-line speed (4.41). In San Francisco, first-year coach Kyle Shanahan may envision Williams as his new version of Tevin Coleman.
Apr 29 - 12:56 PM

Bengals selected Auburn DE Carl Lawson with the No. 116 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Lawson (6’2/261) turned pro as a redshirt junior after making 20 starts for the Tigers, tallying 14 sacks with 24 tackles for loss and three forced fumbles. Lawson rebounded from an injury-plagued start to his career to earn first-team All-SEC from the conference’s coaches in 2016. Lawson showed above-average athleticism in Indy, testing with 65th-percentile SPARQ and 4.67 speed. On tape, Lawson demonstrates a diverse pass-rush repertoire with an outside rip, power, speed, and spins. He also popped an inside rusher. Lawson has all the tools to develop into a high-end No. 2 pass rusher or low-end No. 1 with first-year-impact potential. It's believed Lawson slipped much further than expected in the draft due to concerns about his shoulders.
Apr 29 - 12:41 PM

Redskins selected Oklahoma RB Samaje Perine with the No. 114 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Perine (5’11/233) made 30 starts in three years at OU, operating as the Thunder to Joe Mixon’s Lightning and leaving college with a career 685-4,122-49 (6.0 YPC) rushing line and 40-321-2 (8.0) receiving. Perine broke Billy Sims’ all-time rushing record at Oklahoma. A powerful tackle breaker, Perine’s athleticism was unsurprisingly sub-par at the Combine with 4.65 speed and 25th-percentile SPARQ results. Perine looks like a plodder at times on tape, but his skill set translates well to a short-yardage and clock-killing role, and his receiving ability is better than advertised. His addition likely spells the end of Matt Jones' time in Washington.
Apr 29 - 12:33 PM




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