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Williams’ speed off the edge is his marquee trait. He has a lightning-quick first step out of his stance, which is evident on tape. He also turned in a solid effort at the NFL Combine – his 4.68-second 40-yard dash ranked in the 83rd percentile and his 124-inch broad jump ranked in the 91st percentile among players at his position, per Mock Draftable.

He also happens to be one of the best in his class at bending around the edge, which is a huge testament to Williams’ control and utilization of his speed rather than just an ability to run in a straight line. Per Pro Football Focus, Williams averaged a pressure once every 4.9 pass rushing attempts. The linebacker’s first step and change-of-direction abilities make him a solid prospect and a malleable edge defender who could become a star under the right coaching staff.

Awuzie is a versatile player, capable of lining up both outside and in the slot. He played all four positions in the secondary in Boulder. He’s proficient at man coverage, using his speed and first step to stick to opposing receivers. Awuzie is also good at roaming the field and snuffing out the play, often being one of the first defensive backs to stop a runner.

Here’s just one example of Awuzie’s strong instincts and closing Tampa Bay Lightning Cheap Jerseys speed, sensing the screen pass setup and immediately blowing up the play:

Kpassagnon has a lot working in his favor as he embarks on a career in professional football. His tenure at Villanova started slowly — a redshirt year, inexperience, and injury limited him to just 27 tackles his first three seasons in Philadelphia — but laid the foundation for a breakout 2016. His Cheap Jerseys NFL Jerseys expanding frame drew scouts’ attention, as did weigh-ins at the Senior Bowl, but it was his performance on the field that elevated him from late-round flier to second-round pickup.

Eagles-Cowboys rivalry doesn’t chill, even for the NFL Draft

The NFL draft was held in Philadelphia this year, and there were plenty of Eagles fans in attendance. That gave the people chosen to announce the Cowboys’ draft picks an opportunity to troll their rival fans, and the Eagles’ presenters responded by heckling Cowboys fans right back.

On Friday, legendary Cowboys receiver Drew Pearson took every opportunity to taunt Eagles fans while announcing the team’s second-round selection of cornerback Chidobe Awuzie.

Pearson did so on behalf of every single player in Cowboys history, as well as the Jones family and Jason Garrett. He kindly reminded Eagles fans that the Cowboys have won five championships. While we can’t be certain he flashed his own Super Bowl XII ring at the crowd as he left the podium, we’re pretty sure that’s what it was.

The Patriots sent the No. 183 pick — the second-to-last pick in the fifth round — to the Chiefs for O’Shaughnessy and the No. 216 pick — the third-to-last selection in the sixth round. That makes the total cost for New England one round later in the draft order to land the tight end.

O’Shaughnessy, 25, was a fifth-round pick two years ago but Wholesale NFL Jerseys China hasn’t done much during his NFL career. In two seasons with the Chiefs, he has eight receptions for 86 yards. But even with the low cost of the trade, the Patriots will need much more production to make the swap worthwhile.

The Patriots have been active on the draft-day trade market — swapping every NHL Jerseys Wholesale one of their 2017 selections at some point. Getting O’Shaughnessy is just the latest of Bill Belichick’s lengthy history of tinkering via trades.

Pickens was projected to be a star defensive back due to his athleticism

Klingler’s record-shattering college career made him a logical choice for the lowly Bengals early in the ’92 draft. But, after a few seasons and 24 rough starts, a shoulder injury all but ended his NFL career. Klingler won just four of the 24 starts he made in Cincinnati, which parted with him after the 1995 season.

Pickens was projected to be a star defensive back due to his athleticism, and Cheap Hockey Jerseys Custom the Falcons took the bait. He was, to put it frankly, terrible in the NFL. Pickens was traded to the Packers during the 1993 season, a little more than two years after the Falcons drafted him. In just eight starts in Atlanta (27 games) through a little more than two seasons, he managed two interceptions and one sack.

Before the season, the prospect of Westbrook averaging a triple-double was ridiculous in the best sense. Now, after 82 games and constant coverage of it, the feat has become almost distasteful. Just like hipsters when people become enamored with a popular thing, detractors are only now claiming that Westbrook’s feat is lacking in any real substance.

Lastly, there’s an overaccumulation of knowledge, a grand library of information, stats, and article after article on the same subjects that wears out our emotional capacity just a few hours after the event itself. There’s an overabundance of references for every game, play, and in-game situation Cheap Jerseys MLB With Free Shipping imaginable, which should enlighten the masses, but has rather worn everyone out.

NFL Draft rumors: Wisconsin RB Dare Ogunbowale to meet with Vikings on heels of Patriots visit

Sources tell Sporting News that Ogunbowale attended a private workout with the Patriots in April 4 and will work out for the Vikings this week. It’s not clear when his two-day visit to the Vikings’ team facility will begin.

The visits continue a meteoric rise for Ogunbowale, who began his collegiate career as a walk-on cornerback before earning a scholarship as a runner. Now he has a legitimate chance at an NFL job after a strong four-year stint with one of the Big Ten’s top programs.

Blandino has become a household name among NFL fans over the past few seasons as the league’s Senior Vice President of Officiating. Blandino often tweeted, or appeared on television, to explain controversial calls made by officials.

A few hours after the initial announcement, ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio reported Blandino is expected to be hired by CBS. The former VP of officiating will likely have a role similar to similar to Mike Pereira at Fox Sports and replace Mike Carey at CBS as he’s been heavily criticized for his performance.

CBS made another change this month to its first primary announcer group when the network replaced Phil Simms with Tony Romo. Simms also drew a lot of criticism from viewers.

A release says Blandino, who took over as VP in 2013, plans to “spend more time with Cheap Authentic Soccer Jerseys his family and explore other opportunities.” He NFL Jerseys From China first joined the NFL in 1994 as an intern before working his way up.

Bolles might be the most athletic tackle with surprisingly nimble feet for a man who is 6-5, 297. He is technically sound but does need to get stronger and add some bulk. Bolles is ready to start right away for a Giants team that allowed only 22 sacks last year but had the NFL’s 29th-ranked rush offense. Bolles can replace Marshall Newhouse and give the Giants solid bookends with Ereck Flowers.

Welcome Brighton & Hove Albion to the Premier League

The last time Brighton & Hove Albion played in the top flight of English football, they had an interesting time of it. Though they finished rock bottom of Division One, they also made the FA Cup final and took Manchester United to a replay.

“The difference in the game was we were playing basketball and they were playing MMA,” Millsap told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “They were physical. When the game is like that we have to match their physicality. But again, we’ve got to go get some moves and bring them back to the court.”

If they were playing another sport, Paul, you probably should have beat them! But seriously, a team being more physical than you isn’t something you can really complain about. Perhaps the Hawks can draw our attention to any cheap shots that weren’t seen, but it’s not like Washington’s Wholesale NFL Jerseys China aggressive defense went unnoticed — the Hawks shot 39 free throws while the Wizards only went to the line 17 times.

For this, Millsap earns himself Four Screaming Doc Rivers!

That’s it for this installment of How Mad Are They!? Remember: Getting Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale mad isn’t a bad thing, and we’re all better off for it when it happens, as long as no one gets hurt.

Masters 2017: Sergio Garcia ties Justin Rose with thrilling eagle on 15th hole Sunday

Sergio Garcia is trying to end his career-long major drought by winning the Masters on Sunday at Augusta National Golf Club. Garcia began the day tied for the lead NBA Jerseys For Sale with Justin Rose, but he fell behind and needed to claw back late in the back nine. He did that with the help of an astonishing approach shot on the 15th hole.

Mahomes has plenty of upside. He showed marked improvement each season at Texas Tech in completion percentage, going from 56.8 percent in 2014 to 65.7 percent in 2016. Last season, he threw for over 5,000 yards, 41 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He needs to develop to succeed at the next level, but drafting Mahomes would be a perfect opportunity for Bill O’Brien to get back to his quarterback whisperer ways.

There’s also the possibility of trading for a quarterback who’s already in the NFL — hello, Jimmy Garoppolo! However, Houston’s best bet would be starting from scratch with a player they can groom on their own who’s locked into a four-year rookie contract at team friendly prices.

Unfortunately for the guy attempting to tie Tiger Woods and Arnold Palmer with four Masters wins, Lefty did indeed make a huge move — downward — while his young playing partner took off up the leaderboard. Indeed, as Mickelson was posting a double bogey-6 on No. 3 and three bogeys on holes 6, 8, and 9, Spieth was going on a birdie run on those same holes to pull away from Phil and, at 3-under at the time, into Wholesale Jerseys From China contention for his second green jacket.

By the end of the day, Spieth, with a 4-under 68, had played himself into a tie for 4th — just two shots back of co-leaders Justin Rose (with the day’s low-round 67 to get to 6-under) and Sergio Garcia (70) — while Mickelson will likely have to wait ’til next year to overtake Jack Nicklaus to become the oldest Masters winner. But, really, the round was all about Jordan, with Phil, ending the day at 74 and at T21, riding shotgun.

Tiger rewrote the book on how to play Augusta National

Despite Bumgarner’s power at the plate and mostly dominant day on the mound, the Diamondbacks pulled off a miracle ninth inning win on the backs of Jeff Mathis and Daniel Descalso. Oh, baseball. How I missed you.

You know that Tiger beat the crap out of everyone in ’97, but how did he do it? He overpowered Augusta National. That week, Cat averaged over 320 off the tee. He smoked every other player in the field by 25 yards. That advantage allowed him to beat up Augusta in a way that was never seen before. This was especially evident on the par-5s where Woods was a crazy 13-under par and often playing a short iron or wedge into the green. His fellow pros could simply not keep up.

Tiger rewrote the book on how to play Augusta National. He dominated the course in a way that that the green jackets had not seen. So the club eventually lengthened the course in an overhaul that was dubbed “Tiger-proofing.” Sure, this didn’t happen until a few years later, but you better believe the talk of changes started in 1997. This one win forever changed the setup of the National.

Fuzzy’s comments may have been out of line and a stupid mistake, but the truth is, Augusta National wasn’t exactly the friendliest place for minorities. The club’s co-founder Cheap Blackhawks Jerseys Clifford Roberts was known for saying, “As long as I’m alive, golfers will be white, and caddies will be black.”

Woods winning the 1997 Masters had far-reaching Cheap Bike Jerseys For Men consequences and carried incredible weight happening at a club with such history. African Americans and women are now members at Augusta National. It’s likely the success of Tiger Woods contributed to making the membership of the club more diverse.

Steelers unhappy with Ben Roethlisberger’s preparation, per report

More grumblings are emerging out of Pittsburgh over a perceived feud between the Steelers and Ben Roethlisberger. A week after rumors surfaced that the franchise quarterback was mulling a trade request, the Cheap China NFL Jerseys NFL Network reported Thursday that the organization was unhappy with his play amidst a disastrous 3-6 season.

Speaking on “NFL Total Access Kickoff” Thursday morning, columnist Michael Silver reported that an unnamed source within the Steelers organization told him “the biggest obstacle” to Roethlisberger returning to the team next season was his unwillingness to change his style of play.

Daniel was expected to compete with Sam Bradford and Mark Sanchez for Philadelphia’s starting role last year, but the franchise took a sharp right turn from that quarterback platoon last April by trading for the No. 2 selection in the 2017 NFL Draft. While the move temporarily drained the team’s supply of picks, it also brought Rookie of the Year contender Carson Wentz into the fold.

But bringing in Wentz closed the door on Daniel’s chance to start NFL Jerseys Cheap. The Eagles traded away Bradford and Sanchez, leaving the veteran to serve as a backup and mentor to the first-year player. When the North Dakota State product got off to a hot start, it became clear Daniel would have few opportunities to make an impact in Philadelphia.

Those chances won’t get much better in New Orleans, unless Drew Brees falls to injury. At the owners’ meeting, Sean Payton said, I think Drew plans on — I know he plans on playing two, three, four more years.

Brandon Browner injury: Seahawks CB could miss ‘quite a while’

The Seattle Seahawks were without cornerback Brandon Browner for the first two games of 2017 and will be without him once again, as head coach Pete Carroll revealed that the veteran will miss extended time after suffering a groin injury in a Week 10 victory over the Atlanta Falcons.

The Bears are at home, but have lost four of their last six games after a 3-0 start. Josh McCown will once again start in place of an injured Jay Cutler (ankle), one week after Cutler came back from a groin injury that forced him to miss one start. Some Chicago fans think the Bears actually have a better shot with McCown.

Here at SBNation, four of six panelists believe Chicago will take care of business at home with McCown. The Bears are 1-0 with McCown as starter, so it’s not necessarily a downgrade in that respect. Conversely, five of eight experts at CBS Sports think Baltimore picks up the win on the road.

Everyone, including the fans, at Yahoo Sports thinks the Bears will win. Chicago is also the heavy favorite over at ESPN, where most are also going with the Bears.

The injury to Rodgers is only one of a handful of instances where one of the five biggest names in the league has gone down for a significant period of time. In 2008, it was Tom Brady’s turn, and Matt Cassel flipped that into a big contract and a long-term starting gig with the Kansas City Chiefs. In 2011, Peyton Manning went down and the Colts flipped that into a much younger version of Manning. A little further in the past, periodic (and often sustained) injuries to Joe Montana gave people a glimpse into just how good Steve Young was.

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I grew up a Boston Bruins fan. That looks pretty good. But what if Bergevin doesn’t do either of those things? Well, from here it looks as though while a Duchene deal would be nice, what the Canadiens really need is secondary scoring and they need it desperately. With the exception of Pacioretty and Radulov, the Canadiens have received virtually nothing from their forward corps because of either poor play or injury. The numbers are, fact, dismal. Gallagher is back the lineup, which is a good thing, but he had only six goals 39 prior to Cheap UK Basketball Jerseys returning against Boston.

Tomas Plekanec has one goal his last 15. Shaw was acquired from Chicago to bring over a winning culture, but order to win you need more than one goal 19 – and a penchant for taking bad penalties at inopportune times. Artturi Lehkonen has one goal his past 16, Paul two his past 20. Torrey Mitchell had five goals his first 10 and while nobody expected him to continue at that pace, he has two 48 since then – both the same game – and zero his past 31. The Canadiens’ bottom nine forwards have contributed almost nothing to the cause.

Which makes one think that perhaps what Bergevin needs to improve this team is not another blockbuster trade, but a series of smaller deals that give the Canadiens some scoring depth. Getting a motivated Vanek back wouldn’t be the worst idea the world.

Of course, they’ve lost in all four. Akron Cheap Soccer Jerseys and Buffalo have combined for two appearances and two titles. WMU broke through last year. Miami, Bowling Green, and Toledo have each won a pair, and NIU and CMU have three each.

Ohio’s job in the MAC has been to play the role of “gritty big-game opponent that Team A finally overcomes in the fourth quarter.” The Bobcats do it in MAC title games, and they do it in bowls — they gave 10-win Troy fits before falling by five in 2016, did the same to 11-win Appalachian State in 2015, and led a 10-win ECU in the fourth quarter in 2013 before losing by 17.