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The Bears aced the draft with an A- grade, according to Rotoworld's Evan Silva.

Bears GM Ryan Pace began the fun by dealing a fourth-rounder to Tampa Bay to hop the Giants and take Georgia OLB Leonard Floyd. "In addition to reeling off consistent value picks, Pace attacked needy areas on his roster and stockpiled quality football players who were productive in college," Silva wrote. The analyst believes that Rd. 5 RB Jordan Howard could steal the starting job at some point this year, a situation for fantasy owners to monitor. Rotoworld loved the Bears' entire Day 3, beginning with West Virginia ILB Nick Kwiatkoski in Rd. 4. In Rds. 6-7, the Bears plucked potential steals in S DeAndre Houston-Carson and WR Daniel Braverman.
Source: Rotoworld
May 3 - 7:55 PM

Redskins selected Georgia RB Keith Marshall with the No. 242 overall pick of the 2016 NFL draft.

Marshall (5'11/219) exploded onto the scene as a true freshman in tandem with Todd Gurley, before tearing his ACL as a sophomore and earning limited playing time for the rest of his career. Marshall finished his four years at Georgia with a 253-1,379-12 (5.5 YPC) rushing line and 24-225-3 (9.4 YPR) receiving. He rehabbed his stock at the Combine, blazing 4.31 with 25 bench-press reps. Tentative on the field after his ACL tear, Marshall has regressed since his freshman season. Marshall's intrigue is derived almost entirely from his workout metrics.
Apr 30 - 6:20 PM

49ers selected Georgia OT John Theus with the No. 145 overall pick in the 2016 draft.

Theus (6'7/313) made 48 college starts, earning first-team All-SEC as a senior left tackle after converting from the right side. Long armed (34 1/2") with big hands (10 1/8), Theus lacks NFL left tackle athleticism and the drive-blocking ability of a right-side offensive lineman. He got walked back by bull rushers at the Senior Bowl and couldn't block on the edge. Theus was a quality college starter who will likely struggle to transition to the pros.
Apr 30 - 2:25 PM

Patriots selected Georgia WR Malcolm Mitchell with the No. 112 overall pick in the 2016 draft.

Mitchell (6'0/198) made 35 starts in five seasons, logging a career receiving line of 174-2,350-16 (13.5 YPR). He helped himself in Indy by burning 4.45 with an explosive 10-foot-9 broad jump and 36-inch vertical. Mitchell was reportedly removed from some teams' boards due to knee complications stemming from a 2013 torn ACL. When healthy, Mitchell is a superb route runner with top-notch ball skills. Said to have "game-changing" potential by NFL Films' Greg Cosell, Mitchell has a chance to outperform his draft position, quite possibly by a large margin.
Apr 30 - 12:57 PM

Jets selected Georgia OLB Jordan Jenkins with the No. 83 overall pick in the 2016 draft.

Jenkins (6'3/259) made 42 starts for the Bulldogs, compiling 40 career tackles for loss, 19 sacks and six forced fumbles. He showed adequate athleticism at the Combine, running 4.80 with impressive vertical (36 1/2") and broad (10'1") jumps. Long armed (34 1/4") with huge hands (11 1/4"), Jenkins wins with power, toughness and length. Although his pass-rush skills are fairly ordinary, Jenkins could carve out a career as an edge-setting run defender in the Courtney Upshaw mold.
Apr 29 - 10:43 PM

Bears traded up to select Georgia OLB Leonard Floyd with the No. 9 overall pick in the 2016 draft.

Floyd (6'6/244) spent three years at UGA before going pro, amassing 28.5 tackles for loss, 17 sacks, and five forced fumbles across 32 starts. Floyd shredded the Combine, running 4.6-flat with a 39 1/2-inch vertical and 10-foot-7 broad jump. Floyd is a long-armed (33 1/8"), explosive edge rusher whose lanky frame and shortage of play strength evoked Keke Mingo and Dion Jordan comparisons from pre-draft skeptics. Floyd's traits are mouth watering, but he's a boom-bust prospect who could max out as a sub-package player.
Apr 28 - 9:22 PM

ESPN's Todd McShay reports that Georgia edge rusher Leonard Floyd is "the hottest name in the draft."

"I'll be shocked if he gets past the 14th pick (Raiders), and it's looking more and more like he'll go in the top 10," McShay wrote on Wednesday. That same morning, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport wrote that Floyd was "rising" and likely to go in the top-10. Later, on Wednesday night, NJ.com reported that the Giants were targeting Floyd at No. 10. Sounds like a done deal, right? Wrong. On Thursday, local New York media had the G-Men leaning Jack Conklin (or another offensive linemen) at 10. New York has become one of the draft's true wild cards.
Apr 28 - 4:42 PM

Jason Cole passes along with that three GMs he spoke with view Georgia edge rusher/linebacker Leonard Floyd as a top 10 lock.

The trio "project him as best potential right end/pass rusher," per Cole, which is somewhat shocking for a 6-foot-6, 244-pound defender who played more off ball linebacker than on the edge in 2015. Floyd will be 24 years old to start his rookie season, but is an outstanding athlete. The NFL likely thinks his best days are ahead of him. Floyd offers more bend and flexibility on the edge than any other player at the top of this class.
Apr 28 - 9:39 AM

NJ.com reports the Giants "have their eyes set on Georgia linebacker Leonard Floyd" at No. 10.

You know all that smoke that's been billowing over the past 48 hours about Floyd's newfound status as a top-10 lock? We may have found the organization with the loose lips. Jordan Ranaan of NJ.com went on to report that the Giants are "expected to look at offensive tackle Jack Conklin" in the 10 slot if Floyd is off the board. All of this information was buried after the lead of the story's main bombshell, which revealed that the Giants have removed UCLA's Myles Jack from their draft board because they weren't comfortable with the health of his knee.
Source: NJ.com
Apr 27 - 8:04 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Georgia LB Leonard Floyd is "rising" and likely to be a top-10 pick.

The Bucs and Giants at Nos. 9-10 are the teams to keep an eye on here. New York's doctors reportedly gave a thumbs-up to Myles Jack's medicals, so the Giants may go that route instead if both are available and the club settles on taking an outside linebacker.
Apr 27 - 5:41 PM

An anonymous NFL scout called Georgia WR Malcolm Mitchell "steady eddie."

"Very bright kid," the scout told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "Great character kid. Been a good producer." Mitchell had 174 catches for 2,350 yards (13.5) and 16 scores in college. "The key will be the medical," said a different scout. "The knee is a concern. He's got talent. At his pro-day workout he worked out as a corner." Mitchell is a favorite of both WR specialist Matt Harmon and your friends at Rotoworld's draft section. Health is the question.
Apr 22 - 6:52 PM

Sources close to the program tell ESPN's Travis Haney and Adam Rittenberg that redshirt senior QB Greyson Lambert would start over freshman QB Jacob Eason if the season began today.

Luckily for Eason, it doesn't. And after his showing in the spring game, it's clear that the stud five-star recruit is right on Lambert's heels. "There's two or three throws a practice that make you stop and say, 'Wow,'" a Georgia assistant said of Eason. If Eason can learn Jim Chaney's system by August, we think you'll see him under center in Week 1.
Apr 18 - 11:56 PM

Jets head coach Todd Bowles visited Georgia last week to work out edge rushers Leonard Floyd and Jordan Jenkins, according to Manish Mehta,

The work out occurred last Tuesday, and Bowles was joined by defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers. Floyd should be a top 20 selection, perhaps as high as No. 9 to the Bucs or 10 to the Giants. Jenkins is likely a second day selection, and his evaluation is a bit more simple. Floyd could be projected in a variety of spots, but Jenkins is purely a straight-line edge player.
Source: Daily News
Apr 18 - 8:23 AM

Georgia LB Leonard Floyd recently visited the Bears.

The Bears upgraded their linebackers spots this offseason and added athleticism to the position. Floyd's role in the NFL is different depending on who you talk to. Some think he can play the edge, others want him as a stand up linebacker on the strong side or middle spots. Floyd is a top tier athlete and a unique prospect while standing at 6-foot-6 and 244-pounds.
Apr 15 - 11:40 AM

Two Georgia freshman football players, DT Julian Rochester and DB Chad Clay, were jailed early Tuesday morning on felony charges for shooting and possessing a BB gun.

The two were charged with having the BB gun on campus and with criminal damage. New head coach Kirby Smart already released a statement expressing his disappointment in the news. The pair are early enrollees in the hopes of earning playing time and getting ahead of their fellow freshmen, who will join the school later this year.
Apr 12 - 8:51 AM


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