Star, starter or sub: Predicting how top 2018 draft prospects will fare in the NFL
NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks predict how Washington defensive tackle Vita Vea, LSU running back Derrius Guice, Alabama DT Da’Ron Payne, Michigan DT Maurice Hurst, Georgia RB Sony Michel and USC RB Ronald Jones will fare in the NFL.
Bailey Davis had been a cheerleader for the New Orleans Saints football team for three years before she was fired in January. Her former team, the Saintsations, claims the 22-year-old violated their rules about social media usage.
The Dallas Cowboys’ decision to release Dez Bryant last week was expected by many, but it caught one franchise legend by surprise. Emmitt Smith said on Tuesday that he was a little surprised by Bryant’s release, via the Dallas Morning News’ Jon Machota. There was some thought that locker room issues were part of the reason for Bryant’s release. Jason Witten dismissed that talk and says there are no locker room issues. One Cowboys receiver hinted at a potential reason for Bryant’s release, implying that being outspoken was not a good thing.
Peeking over the tips of a full house in a draft class that features four coveted quarterbacks in addition to alleged can’t-miss prospects such as running back Saquon Barkley, guard Quenton Nelson and pass rusher Bradley Chubb, Gettleman is thrilled to keep the football world guessing.
With the second pick, Gettleman quipped, I’m sitting at Ben and Jerry’s and I have a lot of different flavors to look at.
A week before the draft, he’s perched in the proverbial catbird seat with plenty of intrigue but no firm idea of his intentions.
Like it? I love it, Gettleman beamed. You kidding me?
The Giants are this draft’s great mystery. Will they choose Barkley with the intention of breathing life into Manning’s stalled career? Will they opt for Chubb to rebuild a once-dominant defense? Or is Gettleman playing coy at quarterback, waiting to pounce if his man slips past Cleveland?
You can’t close your mind, Gettleman emphasized. You don’t know what’s going to happen. Listen, we’ll know when we know. I’m not making any decisions before that.
Who can quibble with that approach? So much can happen in the next seven days. The quarterback-needy Bills or another club could knock his socks off with an overwhelming trade offer, rendering his war-room plans obsolete.