Said quarterback is Case Keenum, currently a one-hit wonder thanks to a great system in Minnesota. He had to be all smiles when the Broncos walked to the podium at No. 5 and stole the free-falling Bradley Chubb out of N.C. State.
Chubb would have been in the conversation for No. 1 overall in most draft classes, and the Broncos will expect him to play like it in tandem with Von Miller. Denver only having 33 sacks a year ago goes a long way toward explaining its 5-11 disaster.
The Detroit Lions don’t have as many key rookies in critical spots because the front office only made six selections.
Still, Frank Ragnow up front is a guy they felt strongly enough to take in the first round, which makes sense after Matthew Stafford suffering 47 sacks. He’s versatile on the interior, so the job now is nailing down either a center or guard starting gig and letting Graham Glasgow take the other.
Part of Ragnow’s arrival pertains to reviving a dead running game. Leading rusher Ameer Abdullah averaged 3.3 yards per carry last year, and the offense as a whole averaged 3.4. In comes second-round pick Kerryon Johnson, a back the Lions traded up to make sure they got.
The NFL Seems Really Worried About Maurice Hurst Playing Football More Former Michigan defensive tackle Maurice Hurst, initially projected as a first- or second-round talent in this year’s NFL draft, ended up falling to the final day last week, when the Raiders picked him up in the fifth round. Hurst’s drop came after he was diagnosed with a previously undisclosed heart condition at the NFL combine, and while he was later cleared to participate in Michigan’s pro day, it’s obvious that plenty of NFL teams didn’t trust that he was entirely healthy. Now, they seem to be worried about what Cheap China NFL Jerseys might happen if Hurst sees the field with the Raiders.
AFC West Update: Gordon Staying In The Division For Years To Come More No more draft hype, no more draft analysis; the 2018 NFL Draft is officially behind us. The 2018 Draft Class will be talked about for years to come, but after spending months discussing who would be Cheap Denver Broncos Jerseys picked where, and how they’ll impact certain teams, let’s take a moment to break down some other news around the AFC West.