Aidan Hutchinson could still be in play for Lions after all, as Jaguars insist they’re not done on offensive line
And with that, Hutchinson replaced offensive tackles like Evan Neal and Ickey Ekwonu as the favorite to go first overall. But Jacksonville is insisting its free-agency moves do not impact the club’s draft plan, and will not take them out of adding another offensive linemen. To that end, the Jaguars could still add a blue-chip pass protector at the top of the draft. You can never have enough offensive linemen in the NFL.”If Pederson is telling the truth, it would be music to the Lions’ ears. Then again, with the Jaguars now less than a month away from officially being on the clock, we’re in peak smoke-screen season.mlive.com
Ben Raven’s 2022 NFL mock draft 1.0: Detroit Lions get elite edge defender, playmaking receiver
Detroit Lions -- Michigan EDGE Aidan HutchinsonAidan Hutchinson is the pick I would and think the team should make if he’s there. Trey Flowers is paid like one of the league’s top edge rushers despite having only 3.5 sacks in two years. Houston Texans -- Oregon EDGE Kayvon ThibodeauxKayvon Thibodeaux is a terror off the edge, with eye-popping athleticism. Seattle Seahawks (via reported trade with Broncos) -- Georgia EDGE Travon WalkerThe Seahawks are going with a full-blown rebuild. He had 111 tackles, 22 tackles for loss, seven sacks, four interceptions and two defensive touchdowns in 2021.mlive.com
ESPN’s latest mock draft has Aidan Hutchinson at Pick 1, Kyle Hamilton to Detroit Lions at Pick 2
ESPN’s latest mock draft bought into some of the concerns of those who want to see Aidan Hutchinson land with the Detroit Lions at Pick 2. Analyst Todd McShay had the Michigan star at Pick 1 to the Jacksonville Jaguars. McShay sent Notre Dame safety Kyle Hamilton to the Lions at Pick 2, then had Minnesota edge rusher Boye Mafe at Pick 32. This shift from offensive tackle to Hutchinson comes after the Jaguars franchise-tagged Cam Robinson. Pro Football Focus ranked Robinson 50th among tackles with enough snaps to qualify.mlive.com
Jags tag Robinson again, clear path for pass rusher at No. 1
The Jacksonville Jaguars used their franchise tag on left tackle Cam Robinson for the second straight year Tuesday, guaranteeing him $16.6 million in 2022 and potentially divulging their plans for the No. 1 pick in next month's NFL draft. The former Alabama standout has started 61 games over five seasons since Jacksonville drafted him with the 34th overall pick in 2017. Bringing him back was a surprise move considering the Jaguars drafted Stanford left tackle Walker Little with the 45th overall pick last year and had plans to pair him with quarterback Trevor Lawrence for the foreseeable future.news.yahoo.com
Nobody comes for free in NFL free agency that begins Monday
Regardless, on Monday, two days before the NFL's 2021 business year begins, the 32 teams and agents for the players will be making deals. “Legal tampering, and tampering is illegal? AdOf course, free agency always is a buyer-beware situation. AdVoila: Lavonte David, a key linebacker, was re-signed, and several other key guys in the title run could be back. “We do have some money from a cap standpoint that we can spend; but again, it’s an interesting year.
Receivers Godwin, Robinson top franchise tag list
(AP Photo/Jason Behnken, File)The big money that accompanies franchise tags for the 2021 season is going to receivers, safeties and linemen. So wideouts Chris Godwin, who helped the Buccaneers win the Super Bowl, and Chicago's Allen Robinson were tagged just before Tuesday's NFL deadline. Barring their teams working out long-term deals by July 15, they will earn about $19 million, $18 million and $13.7 million, respectively. The going rate for safeties under their first tag is around $10.5 million, which Maye and Marcus Williams will make in New Jersey. RECEIVERSThe 25-year-old Godwin earned $2.13 million in 2020 when he had 65 receptions for 840 yards and seven touchdowns in 12 games.
Red Wings roundup: Seider’s fall, NHL season status, Roy chased 25 years ago, Yzerman’s offseason grade
As Red Wings fans, we miss Mickey and Ken. The Red Wings have players and prospects participating in several different leagues, working to stay in shape for when the NHL returns (more on that below). The NHL season start status 🕰️And that brings us to the important question of: When will the NHL even return to play? He ended up beating the Red Wings in the conference final that year (yes, the 62-win Red Wings) en route to his third Stanley Cup. The Red Wings eventually got back at Roy, as we know -- several times, in fact.
Fitzpatrick handles Jaguars again, this time with Dolphins
Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick laughs with coaches as he comes off the field after defeating the Jacksonville Jaguars in an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Ryan Fitzpatrick handles the Jacksonville Jaguars as well as anyone in the NFL. Fitzpatrick completed his first 12 passes — a career high — as Miami scored touchdowns on its first three drives for the first time since 2011. Fitzpatrick also ran for 39 yards and a score, his 37-year-old legs looking as fresh as any in Miami’s backfield. “As a group we just didn't get it done,” said Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew, who completed 30 of 42 passes for 275 yards and two turnovers. The Jaguars have won two in a row against the Bengals, notching victories in 2017 and 2019.