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2021 NFL Draft Recap: AFC North

In the AFC North’s 2021 NFL Draft recap, the Ravens picked a couple of receivers to provide competition, the Bengals gave Chase his former QB and the Browns added another corner. In Pittsburgh, the Steelers decided to get back to playing bully ball with an emphasis on its lines and picked up a bruising running back along the way.

Baltimore Ravens     
SelectionTeamPlayer selectionPosition-SchoolDN Big Board Rank/GradeNotes
1st Round, 27th overallBaltimore RavensRashod Bateman6’0 190/WR-Minnesota18/2nd RoundBateman gives Jackson yet another weapon after the signing of Sammy Watkins. The team is continuing to attempt to get it right at the position.
1st Round, 31st overallBaltimore RavensJayson Oweh6’5 252/DE-Penn State143/3rd RoundThe Ravens bet on Oweh’s upside, which includes 4.3 speed and very good upper body strength.
3rd Round, 94th overallBaltimore RavensBen Cleveland6’6 354/OT-Georgia92/3rd RoundIn today’s NFL, however, he is going to have to make sure that he becomes more efficient in pass protection. This becomes even more paramount when you weigh in the 355-pound range. It is at least pretty well-distributed on his 6-foot-6 frame. His experience and anticipation of how teams would attack on line games was much better in 2020.
3rd Round, 104th overallBaltimore RavensBrandon Stephens6’1 219/CB-SMU277/4th RoundStephens is a former running back who transitioned to cornerback in college and did so admirably. One of the things that makes that transition so hard is you’re seeing the game from the outside-in as opposed to inside-out. Technically, he is going to have to work on some things if he plans to stay on the perimeter.
4th Round, 131st overallBaltimore RavensTylan Wallace5’11 193 WR-Oklahoma State82/3rd RoundThe best projection for Wallace, who is a smooth route runner with body control, could be to the slot position. He is a bit of an enigma due to his build and injury history. He projects as a solid No. 3 receiver initially with an opportunity to grow into a No. 2 receiver.
5th Round,160th overallBaltimore Ravens (from Arizona Cardinals)Shaun Wade6’1 195/Nickel-Ohio State87/3rd RoundUnlike many of the Buckeyes’ pure cover corners, Wade had more experience playing the nickel back spot. At that spot, he has shown the ability to blitz, tackle, read route combinations, play man coverage and pass off routes in zone.
5th Round, 171st overallBaltimore RavensDaelin Hayes6'3 261/DE-OLB-Notre Dame139/3rd RoundHayes is a very good athlete with plenty of opportunity to become a better pro than collegian. Right when he was about to take off in 2019, he went down to injury against Virginia. His versatility is intriguing.
5th Round, 184th overallBaltimore Ravens (compensatory selection)Ben Mason6’2 256/TE-H-back-Michigan282/4th RoundMason is sort of a Patrick Mekari-clone. He could take the place of former Hayden Hurt in some of the team’s three tight end sets.
Cincinnati Bengals
SelectionTeamPlayer selectionPosition-SchoolDN Big Board Rank/GradeNotes
5th overallCincinnati BengalsJa’Marr ChaseWR-LSU12/1st RoundChase re-unites with his former Heisman QB in hopes of re-igniting their 2019 national championship rhythm.
46th overallCincinnati Bengals (from New England Patriots)Jackson Carman6’5 317/OT-Clemson88/3rd RoundSome of his blocks in space were highlight film worthy. He can lean on defenders with his mass. Managing his weight, however, could help alleviate some of the technical flaws. Did the weight contribute to the former five-star recruit's recent back surgery in January 2021?
69th overallCincinnati BengalsJoseph Ossai6’3 255/LB-Texas120/3rd RoundThe notes kept piling up for Ossai as we broke down his game. In 2019, we were not at all that impressed with his work at the exchange linebacker position. In 2020, he turned it on as a defensive end. He set the edge versus tight ends, flattened on run away and used hip swivel to turn the corner on occasion versus offensive tackles.
111th overallCincinnati BengalsCam Sample6’2 274/DE-OLB-Tulane67/2nd RoundWhile he has played some as an inside-shade defensive end, the team is now using him to stand up and rush (as it has in the past) with his hand in the dirt. His increased feel of influencing the offensive tackle off of his third step up the field now complements his unique combination of power and hand usage.
122nd overallCincinnati BengalsTyler Shelvin6’2 350/DT-NG/LSU112/3rd RoundHe was not capable of being single blocked by one man and routinely required two blockers as the zero-technique or one-technique defensive tackle. His athleticism should not be underestimated. While at Northside High School (La.), he punted, kicked and played defense.
139th overallCincinnati Bengals (via New England Patriots (compensatory selection)D’Ante Smith6’5 305/OT-ECU81/3rd RoundThe ECU lineman does provide some positional versatility, having seen action at both left guard and left tackle in school. He combines with current Bengal Hakeem Adeniji to give the team added swing versatility.
149th overallCincinnati BengalsEvan McPherson5’11 177/PK-Florida407/5th RoundThe last Gators kicker to leave early for the NFL Draft was Eddy Pineiro, who actually is nearly identical in size to McPherson. Like McPherson, Piniero was extremely accurate while at Florida (88-percent). McPherson will compete with former Oklahoma PK Austin Seibert for the job in Cincinnati.
190th overallCincinnati BengalsTrey Hill6’4 330/OC-Georgia331/5th RoundHill is a true junior who was forced to play early in his career and responded favorably. The clean-up procedures that he went through on his knees in 2020 were due to pain, but prior to this year he had been relatively durable. Hill has a number of interior line veterans to compete with for a roster spot.
202nd overallCincinnati Bengals (from Miami Dolphins through Houston Texans)Chris Evans5'10 219/RB-Michigan293/4th RoundSmooth. Deceptive. Capable of stopping his charge to plant laterally when the ball has been cupped by the defense.
Evans catches the ball, does not have a lot of mileage on his tires and fumbled just four times in school. Can he beat out Samaje Perine or Trayveon Willliams for the backup spot?
235th overallCincinnati Bengals (from Detroit Lions through Seattle Seahawks)Wyatt Hubert6'2 265/DE-OLB-Kansas State186/3rd RoundAthletic bloodlines. Has some dawg in him. Will talk noise to the opponent. Instinctive. Plays at one speed. Positive knee bender. Spins back to regain contain if he loses it initially. Finished his career with 20 QB sacks and 33 TFLs. Can he earn the third or fourth pass rusher’s role in Cincinnati?
Cleveland Browns
SelectionTeamPlayer selectionPosition-SchoolDN Big Board Rank/GradeNotes
26th overallCleveland BrownsGreg Newsome II6'1 190/CB-Northwestern64/2nd RoundNewsome’s technique goes along with smooth on-field movement. The Browns now have three cornerbacks to match up with the AFC’s fast-paced offenses.
52nd overallCleveland Browns (from Chicago Bears)Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah6’1 220/LB-Notre Dame24/2nd RoundOwusu-Koramoah plays the game as if blockers aren’t on the field. His skill at triggering allowed him to overcome some lower body stiffness. We thought he was the best special teams player we saw on film (see Georgia ‘19).
91st overallCleveland BrownsAnthony Schwartz6’0 186/WR-Auburn297/4th RoundSchwartz displayed all of the foot speed (4.28) and flashes to get NFL teams excited if they project him as a gadget-type prospect. We think he can be used in fly motion on speed sweeps, speed shovel passes and even on end-arounds. Despite not doing it collegiately, he could be an option as a kickoff returner.
110th overallCleveland Browns (from Philadelphia Eagles)James Hudson6'4 313/OT-Cincinnati80/3rd RoundIn 2020, the first-team All-AAC selection performed like a seasoned veteran. He displayed easy feet in pass protection, aggressiveness as a run blocker and positive down-to-down intensity. The former Michigan Wolverine is somewhat over-aggressive in some of his movements, but he naturally compensates with quickness winning to the spot.
132nd overallCleveland BrownsTommy Togiai6’2 300/DT-Ohio State362/5th RoundMaintaining his original gap control was something he did with far more consistency as a junior, but are there still some questions about his overall anticipation of blocking schemes. It seemed as if he made a decision in 2020 to sit down and play with increased torque.
153rd overallCleveland Browns (via Detroit Lions)Tony Fields II6’1 222/LB-West Virginia, Arizona306/4th RoundDurable. Started all 47 games of his college career at two different stops. Lines up all over the field as an edge rusher, ILB and OLB. Communicates to line up defensive personnel in the pre-snap. Instinctive. Fields II has to be productive on special teams to beat out some of the Browns current linebackers.
169th overallCleveland Browns (from Los Angeles Rams)Richard LeCounte III5’11 190/S-Georgia151/3rd RoundIt has been slightly hit-or-miss -literally- for LeCounte III as a tackler in the film viewed. We do, however, think it is an area he improved in 2020. There are some instances (see Notre Dame ‘19, 4th QTR; Kentucky ‘20) where he wraps with the correct intent. A midseason motorcycle accident hurt his charge. LeCounte III adds depth in the team’s safety room and will compete for the third or fourth safety spot.
211th overallCleveland BrownsDemetric Felton5’9 184/All-Purpose-UCLA207/4th RoundBall security. Fumbled just twice in 358 combined touches in school. Former WR with excellent toughness running in-between the tackles as a dot RB. Carries his pads well.
His meal ticket in the NFL will be as an all-purpose performer. The key for the All-Pac-12 performer is to have his game day field speed from college translate to the NFL. Can he beat out D’Ernest Johnson for the kickoff return role?
Pittsburgh Steelers
SelectionTeamPlayer selectionPositionSchoolNotes
24th overallPittsburgh SteelersNajee Harris6’1 231 RB-Alabama11/1st RoundThe Steelers get the former five-star recruit whose game continues to grow, both as a receiver and blocker. They get one of the better prospects in the 2021 NFL Draft.
55th overallPittsburgh SteelersPat Freiermuth6’5 251 TE-Penn State85/3rd RoundFreiermuth, the 2020 Big Ten Tight End of the Year, earned the honor despite missing over half of the year due to a shoulder injury. Prior to that, he averaged nearly six catches and 78 receiving yards per game.
87th overallPittsburgh SteelersKendrick Green6'2 305/OL-Illinois48/2nd RoundGreen is one of the top interior offensive lineman available in this year’s class due to his combination of speed and pad level. The All-Big Ten guard excels with a low and balanced approach; particularly on combination blocks. He exhibits a level of savvy to cut-off backside defenders on run action away.
128th overallPittsburgh SteelersDan Moore, Jr.6’5 309/OT-Texas A&M148/3rd RoundMoore did not have to be an outstanding technician in school. He was a good enough as an athlete to get away with setting short corners. He often used his width to widen defensive ends over the top of the pocket. Now with that said, we felt he played much better in 2020 than he had in 2019, where he was inconsistent in the film viewed.
140th overallPittsburgh Steelers (compensatory selection)Buddy Johnson6’0 228/LB-Texas A&M71/2nd RoundThe former high school quarterback is a natural leader with very good football awareness and instincts. He usually offers up one highlight film worthy hit per game in inside-out pursuit or in the box.
156th overallPittsburgh Steelers (from Miami Dolphins via Dallas Cowboys through Philadelphia Eagles)Isaiahh Loudermilk6’6 274/DE-Wisconsin325/4th RoundIn sub-packages, he may be able to provide an occasional change-up by working at a zero-technique because his width can make the pocket cloudy for the quarterback. The 6-foot-6 defensive lineman uses his prep level All-State basketball skills to bat passes as well as anyone in this year’s draft (nine career pass deflections).
216th overallPittsburgh Steelers (from Tampa Bay Buccaneers)Quincy Roche6’2 238/DE-OLB-Miami (Fla.), Temple128/3rd RoundThere may be some questions about Roche’s size, but his activity should not be underestimated. Keep in mind that this is a prospect with 54 career tackles for loss to go along with 30.5 sacks, eight forced fumbles and three blocked kicks.
245th overallPittsburgh Steelers (from Miami Dolphins)Tre Norwood6’0 189/DB-Oklahoma360/5th RoundNorwood is a hard-working player who concentrates on his technique and attempts to be where he is supposed to be down-to-down. There is a level of detail in his play that is commendable. The big question comes down to how NFL teams view his upside. Is he quick enough to be a full-time nickel? Does he have the necessary bulk to move inside to free safety full-time?
254th overallPittsburgh Steelers (from Baltimore Ravens)Pressley Harvin III5’11 263/P-Georgia Tech215/4th RoundWhat a year it was for Harvin III. He made history by becoming the first African American to win the Ray Guy Award and it was not even close. Consider this. Harvin III’s 44-yard net punting average as a senior would have been tied for fifth with Buffalo Bills punter Corey Bojorquez in the NFL. The accomplished musician’s touch on pooch punts is equally impressive, mainly due to his superb ability to execute drop punts. He’ll compete with Jordan Berry for a roster spot.

2021 NFL Free Agency: Team-by-team signings, live updates

The 2021 NFL Free Agency period is upon us and here is a list of all of the free agent signings. This is a live document, so feel free to check out any of your team’s latest signings day-to-day. Bold and italicized players have already agreed to terms with their respective teams or are heading elsewhere.

NFC South

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Offensive free agents

QB Ryan Griffin

QB Blaine Gabbert

C A.Q. Shipley (Retired)

LG Aaron Stinnie

G Joe Haeg (Agreed to terms with Steelers)

RG Earl Watford

RT Josh Wells (Re-signed)

RB Leonard Fournette (Re-signed)

RB Lesean McCoy

RB Kenjon Barner

RB T.J. Logan

TE Rob Gronkowski (Re-signed)

TE Antony Auclair (Agreed to terms with Texans)

WR Antonio Brown

WR Jaydon Mickens

WR Chris Godwin (Franchised)

WR Cyril Grayson (Re-signed)

Defensive free agents

ILB Deone Bucannon

ILB Jack Cichy

ILB Kevin Minter (Re-signed)

OLB Shaquill Barrett (Re-signed)

OLB LaVonte David (Re-signed)

DT Ndamukong Suh (Re-signed)

DT Steve McLendon

DT Rakeem Nunez-Roches (Re-signed)

DE Pat O’Connor

CB Ross Cockrell

CB Ryan Smith (Agreed to terms with Chargers)

S Andrew Adams (Agreed to terms with Eagles)

Special Teams

K Ryan Succop (Re-signed)

LS Zach Triner (Re-signed)

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Re-signed: DE Shaq Barrett to a four-year deal, LB Lavonte David to a two-year deal, LB Kevin Minter to a one-year deal, TE Tanner Hudson, TE Rob Gronkowski, DE Pat O’Connor, WR Cyril Grayson, DE Jeremiah Ledbetter, LS Zach Triner, K Ryan Succop, DT Rakeem Nunez-Roches, DT Ndamukong Suh, RB Leonard Fournette, RT Josh Wells
  • Placed the franchise tag on WR Chris Godwin
  • Lost OC A.Q. Shipley (Retired), S Andrew Adams (Eagles), G Joe Haeg (Steelers), CB Ryan Smith (Chargers), TE Antony Auclair (Texans)

Atlanta Falcons

Offensive free agents

C Alex Mack (Agreed to terms with the 49ers)

G Justin McCray (Agreed to terms with the Texans)

G James Carpenter

RT John Wetzel

RT Matt Gono

RB Todd Gurley

RB Brian Hill

QB Matt Schaub

QB Kurt Benker

TE Luke Stocker

WR Laquon Treadwell

WR Brandon Powell (Agreed to terms with Bills)

WR Christian Blake (Re-signed)

WR Greg Dortch                           

Defensive free agents

DT Jacob Tuioti-Mariner (Re-signed)

DE Charles Harris (Agreed to terms with Lions)

DE Allen Bailey

DE Steven Means

LB Edmond Robinson

LB LaRoy Reynolds (Agreed to terms with Patriots)

FS Ricardo Allen (Agreed to terms with Bengals)

S Keanu Neal (Agreed to terms with the Cowboys)

S Sharrod Neasman

S Damontae Kazee (Agreed to terms with Cowboys)

CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson

CB Darqueze Dennard

CB Tyler Hall (Re-signed)

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Re-signed K Younghoe Koo, CB Tyler Hall, WR Christian Blake, DT Jacob Tuioti-Mariner, TE Jaeden Graham
  • Re-worked contract of DT Tyeler Davidson
  • Agreed to terms with S Erik Harris (Raiders), OLB Brandon Copeland (Patriots), RB Mike Davis (Panthers), OLB Barkevious Mingo (Bears), CB Fabian Moreau (WFT), C Josh Andrews (Jets)
  • Released S Ricardo Allen (Bengals), DE Allen Bailey, OG James Carpenter
  • Lost G Justin McCray (Texans), OC Alex Mack (49ers), DE Charles Harris (Lions), S Keanu Neal (Cowboys), ILB LaRoy Reynolds (Patriots), WR Brandon Powell (Bills), S Damontae Kazee (Cowboys)

Carolina Panthers

Offensive free agents

C Tyler Larsen (Agreed to terms with WFT)

G Chris Reed (Agreed to terms with Colts)

LG Michael Schofield

RT Russel Okung

RT Trenton Scott (Re-signed)

RG John Miller (Re-signed)

RB Mike Davis (Agreed to terms with Falcons)

FB Alex Armah (Agreed to terms with Saints)

TE Chris Manhertz

TE Seth Devalve

TE Collin Thompson

WR Curtis Samuel (Agreed to terms with the WFT)

WR Pharaoh Cooper

WR Brandon Zylstra (Re-signed)

WR Keith Kirkwood (Re-signed)

Defensive free agents

DE Efe Obada (Agreed to terms with Bills)

DE Stephen Weatherly (agreed to terms with Vikings)

DT Kawann Short

DT Woodrow Hamilton

FS Tre Boston

S Kenny Robinson

CB Corn Elder (Agreed to terms with Lions)

CB Rasul Douglas

CB Natrell Jamerson

DE Zach Kerr (Agreed to terms with 49ers)

OLB Julian Stanford

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Re-signed WR Keith Kirkwood, WR Brandon Zylstra, WR Ishmael Hyman, RT Trenton Scott, TE Colin Thompson, K Joey Slye, RG John Miller
  • Agreed to terms with OT Cam Erving (Cowboys), OG Pat Elflein (Jets), TE Stephen Sullivan (Seahawks), OLB Haason Reddick (Cardinals), LB Denzel Perryman (Chargers), CB Rashaan Melvin (Jaguars), WR David Moore (Seahawks), TE Dan Arnold (Cardinals), LB Frankie Luvu (Jets), CB A.J. Bouye (Broncos)
  • Placed the franchise tag on OT Taylor Moton
  • Traded a 2021 6th round pick, & 2022 2nd & 4th round picks to the New York Jets for QB Sam Darnold
  • Lost DE Stephen Weatherly (Vikings), P Matt Palardy (Dolphins), WR Curtis Samuel (WFT), FB Alex Armah (Saints), C Tyler Larsen (WFT), RB Mike Davis (Falcons), DE Efe Obada (Bills), G Chris Reed (Colts), CB Corn Elder (Lions), DE Zach Kerr (49ers)

New Orleans Saints

Offensive free agents

QB Jameis Winston (Re-signed)

RT James Hurst (Re-signed)

C Will Clapp

C Cameron Tom (Agreed to terms with Dolphins)

LG Nick Easton

RB Ty Montgomery (Re-signed)

RB Dwayne Washington (Re-signed)

FB Michael Burton (Agreed to terms with Chiefs)

TE Josh Hill (Agreed to terms with the Lions)

TE Jared Cook (Agreed to terms with Chargers)

TE Cole Wick

TE Jason Vander Laan

WR Emmanuel Sanders (Agreed to terms with the Bills)

WR Bennie Fowler

WR Austin Carr

Defensive free agents

DT Sheldon Rankins (Agreed to terms with Jets)

DE Noah Spence (Re-signed)

DE Trey Hendrickson (Agreed to terms with Bengals)

LB Kwon Alexander

LB Craig Robertson

LB Alex Anzalone (Agreed to terms with Lions)

CB Janoris Jenkins (Agreed to terms with the Titans)

CB P.J. Williams (Re-signed)

S Marcus Williams (Franchised)

S D.J. Swearinger

S J.T. Gray (Re-signed)

CB Johnson Bademosi

CB Ken Crawley

CB Justin Hardee (Agreed to terms with the Jets)

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Re-signed RB Ty Montgomery, RB Dwayne Washington, DE Noah Spence, S J.T. Gray, DE Marcus Willoughby, QB Jameis Winston, CB P.J. Williams
  • Agreed to terms with: FB Alex Armah (Panthers), TE Nick Vannett (Broncos), DE Tanoh Kpassagnon (Chiefs)
  • Lost QB Drew Brees (retired), TE Josh Hill (Lions), WR Jake Kumerow (Bills), DE Trey Hendrickson (Bengals), CB Justin Hardee (Jets), TE Jared Cook (Chargers), TE Josh Hill (Lions), DT Sheldon Rankins (Jets), LB Alex Anzalone (Lions), FB Michael Burton (Chiefs)
  • Released WR Emmanuel Sanders (Bills), CB Janoris Jenkins (Titans), LB Kwon Alexander, P Thomas Morstead, OG Nick Easton
  • Traded DT Malcom Brown to the Jacksonville Jaguars

NFC North

Minnesota Vikings

Offensive free agents

QB Sean Mannion

RB Ameer Abdullah (Re-signed)

RB Mike Boone (Agreed to terms with Broncos)

WR Chad Beebe (Re-signed)

C Brett Jones

G Kyle Hinton

RT Rashod Hill (Re-signed)

LG Dakota Dozier (Re-signed)

LT Riley Reiff (Agreed to terms with Bengals)

TE Kyle Rudolph (Agreed to terms with Giants)

Defensive free agents

S Anthony Harris (Agreed to terms with Eagles)

S George Iloka

DT Shamar Stephen (Agreed to terms with Broncos)

LB Eric Wilson (Agreed to terms with Eagles)

LB Todd Davis

LB Hardy Nickerson

DT Jaleel Johnson (Agreed to terms with Texans)

DE Ifeadi Odenigbo (Agreed to terms with Giants)

Special Teams

K Dan Bailey

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Re-signed TE Brandon Dillon, RT Rashod Hill, WR Chad Beebe, RB Ameer Abdullah, LG Dakota Dozier
  • Agreed to terms with CB Patrick Peterson (Cardinals), DE Stephen Weatherly (Panthers), DT Dalvin Tomlinson (Giants), OLB Nick Vigil (Chargers), CB Mackensie Alexander (Bengals), S Xavier Woods (Cowboys)
  • Lost DE Ifeadi Odenigbo (Giants), LT Riley Reiff (Bengals), RB Mike Boone (Broncos), S Anthony Harris (Eagles), DT Jaleel Johnson (Texans), LB Eric Wilson (Eagles), DT Shamar Stephen (Broncos)
  • Released K Dan Bailey, TE Kyle Rudolph (Giants)

Detroit Lions

Offensive free agents

QB Chase Daniel (Agreed to terms with Chargers)

RB Adrian Peterson

WR Marvin Jones, Jr. (Agreed to terms with the Jaguars)

WR Kenny Golladay (Agreed to terms with the Giants)

WR Danny Amendola

WR Mohamed Sanu (Agreed to terms with 49ers)

TE Jesse James

G Oday Aboushi (Agreed to terms with Chargers)

LT Matt Nelson (Re-signed)

G Joe Dahl

C Russell Bodine

Defensive free agents

DE Everson Griffen

DT Danny Shelton (Agreed to terms with Giants)

DE Romeo Okwara (Re-signed)

SS Duron Harmon

S Miles Killebrew (Agreed to terms with Steelers)

LB Jarrad Davis (Agreed to terms with Jets)

LB Jason Cabinda (Re-signed)

LB Christian Jones (Agreed to terms with Bears)

CB Darryl Roberts (Agreed to terms with WFT)

CB Justin Coleman (Agreed to terms with the Dolphins)

CB Desmond Trufant (Agreed to terms with Bears)

CB Tony McRae

CB Mike Ford (Re-signed)

CB Jamal Agnew (Agreed to terms with Jaguars)

ILB Reggie Ragland (Agreed to terms with Giants)

LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin (Re-signed)

Special Teams

K Matt Prater (Agreed to terms with Cardinals)

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Agreed to terms with WR Tyrell Williams (Raiders), TE Josh Hill (Saints), K Randy Bullock (Bengals), DE Charles Harris (Falcons), WR Breshad Perriman (Jets), QB Tim Boyle (Packers), WR Kalif Raymond (Titans), LB Alex Anzalone (Saints), CB Corn Elder (Panthers), CB Quinton Dunbar (Seahawks), S Dean Marlowe (Bills)
  • Re-signed DE Romeo Okwara to a three-year deal, CB Mike Ford, LB Jason Cabinda, P Jack Fox, LT Matt Nelson, LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin
  • Lost WR Kenny Golladay (Giants), WR Jamal Agnew (Jaguars), LB Jarrad Davis (Jets), CB Justin Coleman (Dolphins), WR Marvin Jones, Jr. (Jaguars), K Matt Prater (Cardinals), ILB Reggie Ragland (Giants), CB Desmond Trufant (Bears), G Oday Aboushi (Chargers), LB Christian Jones (Bears), CB Darryl Roberts (WFT), WR Mohamed Sanu (49ers), QB Chase Daniel (Chargers), DT Danny Shelton (Giants)
  • Traded QB Matthew Stafford to the LA Rams for QB Jared Goff, a 2021 third-round pick and first-round picks in 2022 and 2023
  • Traded for Los Angeles Rams DT Michael Brockers

Green Bay Packers

Offensive free agents

C Corey Linsley (Agreed to terms with Chargers)

TE Marcedes Lewis (Re-signed)

LG Lane Taylor

RT Jared Veldheer

RT Ricky Wagner

WR Tavon Austin

WR Alan Lazard (Re-signed)

RB Tyler Ervin

TE Robert Tonyan (Re-signed)

RB Aaron Jones (Re-signed)

RB Jamaal Williams (Agreed to terms with the Lions)

QB Tim Boyle (Agreed to terms with Lions)

Defensive free agents

CB Kevin King (Re-signed)

DT Damon Harrison

ILB Christian Kirksey (Agreed to terms with Texans)

DE Billy Win

ILB James Burgess

DE Montravious Adams (Agreed to terms with Patriots)

DE Tyler Lancaster (Re-signed)

FS Will Redmond (Re-signed)

CB Chandon Sullivan (Re-signed)

CB Parry Nickerson

OLB Randy Ramsey (Re-signed)

CB Kabion Ento (Re-signed)

S Raven Greene

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes

  • Agreed to terms with RB Aaron Jones on a four-year deal
  • Re-signed OLB Preston Smith, WR Devin Funchess, WR Kabion Ento, DE Delontae Scott, C Jake Hanson, WR Allan Lazard, TE Robert Tonyan, OLB Randy Ramsey, WR Malik Taylor, CB Kevin King, TE Marcedes Lewis, CB Chandon Sullivan, CB Kabion Ento, DE Tyler Lancaster, FS Will Redmond
  • Lost C Corey Linsley (Chargers), LB Christian Kirksey (Texans), RB Jamaal Williams (Lions), QB Tim Boyle (Lions), DE Montravious Adams

Chicago Bears

Offensive free agents

QB Mitchell Trubisky (Agreed to terms with Bills)

WR Allen Robinson (Franchised)

WR Cordarrelle Patterson

WR Dwayne Harris

TE Demetrius Harris

RG Germain Ifedi (Re-signed)

LT Jason Spriggs

RG Rashaad Coward (Agreed to terms with Steelers)

RT Bobby Massie

WR DeAndre Carter

Defensive free agents

DE Roy Robertson-Harris (Agreed to terms with Jaguars)

DE Mario Edwards Jr. (Re-signed)

DE Brent Urban (Agreed to terms with Cowboys)

DE James Vaughters (Re-signed)

S Deon Bush (Re-signed)

S Sherrick McManis

S Tashaun Gipson

S Deandre Houston-Carson (Re-signed)

CB Artie Burns (Re-signed)

CB Michael Joseph (Re-signed)

CB Buster Skrine

OLB Barkevious Mingo (Agreed to terms with Falcons)

DT John Jenkins (Agreed to terms with Dolphins)

DT Daniel McCullers

Special Teams

K Cairo Santos (Re-signed)

LS Patrick Scales

P Pat O’Donnell (Re-signed)

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Agreed to terms with QB Andy Dalton (Cowboys) on a one-year deal, DT Angelo Blackson (Cardinals), CB Desmond Trufant (Lions), OLB Jeremiah Attaochu (Broncos), RT Elijah Wilkinson (Broncos), RB Damien Williams (Chiefs), LB Christian Jones (Lions)
  • Re-signed DE Mario Edwards, Jr., LB James Vaughters, LB Josh Woods, RB Ryan Nall, LG Alex Bars, RT Badara Traore, WR Reggie Davis, TE J.P. Holtz, K Cairo Santos, P Pat O’Donnell, RG Germain Ifedi, CB Artie Burns, S Deandre Houston-Carson, CB Michael Joseph
  • Lost DE Roy Robertson-Harris (Jaguars), QB Mitchell Trubisky (Bills), DE Brent Urban (Cowboys), OLB Barkevious Mingo (Falcons), RG Rashaad Coward (Steelers), DT John Jenkins (Dolphins)
  • Released CB Buster Skrine, CB Kyle Fuller (Broncos)
  • Placed the franchise tag on WR Allen Robinson

NFC East

Washington Football Team

Offensive free agents

QB Alex Smith

QB Kyle Allen (Re-signed)

QB Taylor Heinicke (Re-signed)

RB Lamar Miller (Re-signed)

WR Robert Foster (Agreed to terms with Dolphins)

WR Cam Sims (Re-signed)

TE Jeremy Sprinkle

RG Brandon Scherff (Franchised)

RT David Sharpe (Re-signed)

Defensive free agents

CB Ronald Darby (Agreed to terms with the Broncos)

OLB Kevin Pierre-Louis (Agreed to terms with Texans)

DE Ryan Kerrigan

ILB Reuben Foster

LB Thomas Davis (Retired with Panthers)

OLB Ryan Anderson (Agreed to terms with Giants)

OLB Mychal Kendricks

OLB Jared Norris (Re-signed)

CB Fabian Moreau (Agreed to terms with Falcons)

CB Danny Johnson (Re-signed)

Special Teams

K Dustin Hopkins (Re-signed)

LS Nick Sundberg

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes

  • Placed the franchise tag on OG Brandon Scherff
  • Agreed to terms with CB William Jackson (Bengals) on a three-year deal, QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Dolphins) on a one-year deal, CB Torry McTyer (Bengals), WR Curtis Samuel (Panthers), ILB David Mayo (Giants), C Tyler Larsen (Panthers), WR Adam Humphries (Titans), CB Darryl Roberts (Lions)
  • Re-signed QB Taylor Heinicke, QB Kyle Allen, WR Cam Sims, RB Lamar Miller, RT David Sharpe, K Dustin Hopkins, OLB Jared Norris, CB Danny Johnson
  • Lost LB Kevin Pierre-Louis (Texans), CB Ronald Darby (Broncos), LB Thomas Davis (Retired with Panthers), LB Shaun Dion Hamilton (Lions), WR Robert Foster (Dolphins), OLB Ryan Anderson (Giants), CB Fabian Moreau (Falcons)
  • Released QB Alex Smith

New York Giants

Offensive free agents

RT Cameron Fleming

QB Colt McCoy (Agreed to terms with Cardinals)

C Spencer Pulley

RB Dion Lewis

RB Alfred Morris

RB Wayne Gallman

TE Levine Toilolo (Re-signed)

WR C.J. Board (Re-signed)

WR Golden Tate

WR Austin Mack

G Kevin Zeitler (Agreed to terms with Ravens)

Defensive free agents

DT Leonard Williams (Re-signed)

DT Dalvin Tomlinson (Agreed to terms with Vikings)

DT Austin Johnson (Re-signed)

OLB Kyler Fackrell (Agreed to terms with Chargers)

ILB David Mayo (Agreed to terms with WFT)

FS Nate Ebner

DE Jabaal Sheard

FS Adrian Colbert

CB Ryan Lewis

CB Madre Harper (Re-signed)

LB Devante Downs (Re-signed)

Special Teams

LS Casey Kreiter (Re-signed)

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Agreed to terms with WR Kenny Golladay (Lions) on a four-year deal, WR John Ross (Bengals), FB Cullen Gillaspia (Texans), RB Devontae Booker (Raiders), DE Ifeadi Odenigbo (Vikings), TE Kyle Rudolph (Vikings), QB Mike Glennon (Jaguars), ILB Reggie Ragland (Lions), CB Adoree Jackson (Titans), OLB Ryan Anderson (WFT), DT Danny Shelton (Lions), S Joshua Kalu (Titans), CB Chris Milton (Titans), G Zach Fulton (Texans)
  • Re-signed DT Austin Johnson, TE Levine Toilolo, LS Casey Kreiter, LB Devante Downs, CB Madre Harper, WR C.J. Board
  • Franchised DT Leonard Williams and then agreed to terms with him on a three-year deal
  • Lost OG Kevin Zeitler (Ravens), DT Dalvin Tomlinson (Vikings), ILB David Mayo (WFT), OLB Kyler Fackrell (Chargers), QB Colt McCoy (Cardinals)

Dallas Cowboys

Offensive free agents

QB Dak Prescott (Re-signed)

QB Andy Dalton (Agreed to terms with the Bears)

LG Cameron Erving (Agreed to terms with Panthers)

C Joe Looney

TE Blake Bell (Agreed to terms with Chiefs)

WR Malik Turner

LT Greg Senat (Agreed to terms with Browns)

WR Noah Brown (Re-signed)

WR Cedrick Wilson Jr. (Re-signed)

Defensive free agents

DE Tyrone Crawford

OLB Sean Lee

ILB Joe Thomas (Agreed to terms with the Texans)

DT Antwaun Woods (Re-signed)

DT Eli Ankou

OLB Aldon Smith

LB Justin March-Lillard

CB Chidobe Awuzie (Agreed to terms with the Bengals)

CB Jourdan Lewis (Re-signed)

CB C.J. Goodwin (Re-signed)

S Xavier Woods (Agreed to terms with Vikings)

OLB Justin March

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Re-signed QB Dak Prescott to a four-year deal, WR Noah Brown, DT Antwuan Woods, CB C.J. Goodwin, CB Jourdan Lewis, WR Cedrick Wilson J.R.
  • Agreed to terms with OT Ty Nsekhe (Bills), LS Jake McQuaide (Rams), DT Brent Urban (Bears), DT Carlos Watkins (Texans), OLB Tarell Basham (Jets), S Keanu Neal (Falcons), S Damontae Kazee (Falcons)
  • Lost LG Cameron Erving (Panthers), LB Joe Thomas (Texans), QB Andy Dalton (Bears), CB Chidobe Awuzie (Bengals), TE Blake Bell (Chiefs), LT Greg Senat (Browns), S Xavier Woods (Vikings)

Philadelphia Eagles

Offensive free agents

LT Jason Peters

QB Nate Sudfeld (Agreed to terms with 49ers)

TE Richard Rodgers

RB Corey Clement

TE Josh Perkins

WR Desean Jackson (Agreed to terms with Rams)

WR Marquise Goodwin (Agreed to terms with the 49ers)

C Jason Kelce (Re-signed)

Defensive free agents

S Jalen Mills (Agreed to terms with Patriots)

S Johnathan Ford (Agreed to terms with Jaguars)

CB Nickell Robey-Coleman

DE Vinny Curry (Agreed to terms with Jets)

DT Hassan Ridgeway (Re-signed)

CB Crevon LeBlanc

DT Malik Jackson (Agreed to terms with Browns)

OLB Duke Riley (Agreed to Dolphins)

OLB Nate Gerry (Agreed to terms with 49ers)

S Blake Countess

DT Treyvon Hester

CB Kevon Seymour (Re-signed)

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Traded QB Carson Wentz to the Indianapolis Colts for a 2021 third-round pick, and a 2022 conditional second-round draft pick
  • Agreed to terms with S Andrew Adams (Buccaneers), S Anthony Harris (Vikings), QB Joe Flacco (Jets), LB Eric Wilson (Vikings)
  • Placed ERFA tenders on RB Boston Scott, WR Greg Ward and LB Alex Singleton
  • Re-signed OC Jason Kelce, CB Kevon Seymour, DT Hassan Ridgeway
  • Lost S Jalen Mills (Patriots), S Rudy Ford (Jaguars), WR Marquise Goodwin (49ers), OLB Duke Riley (Dolphins), DT Malik Jackson (Browns), WR Desean Jackson (Rams), DE Vinny Curry (Jets), P Cameron Johnston (Texans), OLB Nate Gerry (49ers), QB Nate Sudfeld (49ers)

NFC West

San Francisco 49ers

Offensive free agents

WR Kendrick Bourne (Agreed to terms with Patriots)

RB Tevin Coleman (Agreed to terms with Jets)

C Ben Garland

RG Tom Compton

LT Trent Williams (Re-signed)

RB Jerick McKinnon

RB Jeff Wilson (Re-signed)

C Tony Bergstrom

TE Jordan Reed

C Hroniss Grasu

QB C.J. Beathard (Agreed to terms with Jaguars)

QB Josh Rosen (Re-signed)

QB Nick Mullens

TE Ross Dwelley (Re-signed)

WR River Cracraft (Re-signed)

FB Kyle Juszczyk (Re-signed)

Defensive free agents

CB Richard Sherman

DE Solomon Thomas (Agreed to terms with Raiders)

FS Jaquiski Tartt (Re-signed)

CB K’Waun Williams (Re-signed)

DE Ronald Blair (Re-signed)

LB Mark Nzeocha

DE Kerry Hyder (Agreed to terms with Seahawks)

DT Ezekiel Ansah

CB Jamar Taylor

CB Jason Verrett (Re-signed)

CB Ahkello Witherspoon (Agreed to terms with Seahawks)

CB Dontae Johnson (Re-signed)

OLB Dion Jordan

DE Jordan Willis (Re-signed)

LB Joe Walker

CB Emmanuel Moseley (Re-signed)

CB Ken Webster (Re-signed)

S Kai Nacua (Re-signed)

DT D.J. Jones (Re-signed)

S Marcell Harris (Re-signed)

S Jared Mayden (Re-signed)

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Agreed to terms with OC Alex Mack (Falcons), DE Samson Ebukam (Rams), CB Mark Fields (Texans), WR Marquise Goodwin (Eagles), WR Trent Sherfield (Cardinals), SS Tavon Johnson (Colts), WR Mohamed Sanu (Lions), OLB Nate Gerry (Eagles), DE Zach Kerr (Panthers), QB Nate Sudfeld (Eagles)
  • Re-signed FB Kyle Juszczyk to a five-year deal, re-signed OT Trent Williams to a six-year deal, CB Jason Verrett, CB Emmanuel Moseley, CB Ken Webster, S Marcell Harris, S Jared Mayden, S Kai Nacua, TE Ross Dwelley, RB Jeff Wilson, QB Josh Rosen, LS Tabor Pepper, WR River Cracraft, DT D.J. Jones, CB Dontae Johnson, FS Jaquiski Tartt, DE Jordan Willis, CB K’Waun Williams, DE Ronald Blair
  • Lost WR Kendrick Bourne (Patriots), CB Ahkello Witherspoon (Seahawks), DE Solomon Thomas (Raiders), DE Kerry Hyder (Seahawks), RB Tevin Coleman (Jets), QB C.J. Beathard (Jaguars)

Los Angeles Rams

Offensive free agents

G Austin Blythe (Agreed to terms with Chiefs)

RB Malcolm Brown (Agreed to terms with the Dolphins)

TE Gerald Everett (Agreed to terms with Seahawks)

QB Blake Bortles

WR Josh Reynolds (Agreed to terms with Titans)

TE Johnny Mundt (Re-signed)

Defensive free agents

OLB Leonard Floyd (Re-signed)

SS John Johnson (Agreed to terms with Browns)

OLB Samson Ebukam (Agreed to terms with 49ers)

CB Troy Hill (Agreed to terms with Browns)

CB Darious Williams (Placed a first-round tender)

OLB Derek Rivers (Agreed to terms with the Texans)

DE Morgan Fox (Agreed to terms with Panthers)

Special Teams

LS Jake McQuaide (Agreed to terms with the Cowboys)

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Re-signed OLB Leonard Floyd, TE Johnny Mundt
  • Placed a first-round tender on CB Darious Williams
  • Agreed to terms with LS Colin Holba (49ers), WR Desean Jackson (Eagles)
  • Lost S John Johnson (Browns), RB Malcolm Brown (Dolphins), OLB Samson Ebukam (49ers), OLB Derek Rivers (Texans), LS Jake McQuaide (Cowboys), TE Gerald Everett (Seahawks), DE Morgan Fox (Panthers), CB Troy Hill (Browns), WR Josh Reynolds (Titans), G Austin Blythe (Chiefs)
  • Traded QB Jared Goff, a 2021 third-round pick and first-round picks in 2022 and 2023 to the Detroit Lions for QB Matthew Stafford
  • Traded DL Michael Brockers to the Detroit Lions for a 2023 seventh-round draft pick

Seattle Seahawks

Offensive free agents

TE Greg Olsen (Retired)

TE Jacob Hollister (Agreed to terms with Bills)

RB Carlos Hyde (Agreed to terms with the Jaguars)

LG Mike Iupati (Retired)

RT Cedric Ogbuehi (Re-signed)

QB Geno Smith

LG Ethan Pocic (Re-signed)

TE Luke Willson

FB Nick Bellore (Re-signed)

WR Phillip Dorsett II (Agreed to terms with the Jaguars)

LG Chance Warmack

WR David Moore (Agreed to terms with Panthers)

LG Jordan Simmons (Re-signed)

LG Kyle Fuller (re-signed)

RB Chris Carson (Re-signed)

RB Patrick Carr

TE Stephen Sullivan (Agreed to terms with Panthers)

RB Bo Scarbrough

Defensive free agents

DE Carlos Dunlap (Re-signed)

LB K.J. Wright

LB Bruce Irvin

CB Quinton Dunbar (Agreed to terms with Lions)

DE Benson Mayowa (Re-signed)

CB Neiko Thorpe

DE Branden Jackson

S Damarious Randall (Re-signed)

DT Jonathan Bullard

DT Damontre Moore

CB Shaquill Griffin (Agreed to terms with the Jaguars)

S Delano Hill

CB Ryan Neal (re-signed)

LB Shaquem Griffin

DT Bryan Mone (re-signed)

CB Linden Stephens

CB Jayson Stanley

DT Poona Ford (Re-signed)

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Lost CB Shaquill Griffin (Jaguars), TE Stephen Sullivan (Panthers), RB Carlos Hyde (Texans), WR Phillip Dorsett (Jaguars), TE Greg Olsen (Retired), OG Mike Iupati (Retired), WR David Moore (Panthers), TE Jacob Hollister (Bills), CB Quinton Dunbar (Lions)
  • Agreed to terms with CB Ahkello Witherspoon (49ers), TE Gerald Everett (Rams), DE Kerry Hyder (49ers), DT Al Woods (Jaguars)
  • Traded a 2021 fifth-round pick to the Las Vegas Raiders for OG Gabe Jackson
  • Re-signed: OG Kyle Fuller, CB Ryan Neal, DT Bryan Mone, FB Nick Bellore, LG Ethan Pocic, RB Chris Carson, DE Benson Mayowa, DE Carlos Dunlap, LG Jordan Simmons, DT Poona Ford, RT Cedric Ogbuehi
  • Released: OT Chad Wheeler, DT Jarran Reed (Chiefs)

Arizona Cardinals

Offensive free agents

WR Larry Fitzgerald

RB Kenyan Drake (Agreed to terms with Raiders)

RG J.R. Sweezy

LG Max Garcia

RT Kelvin Beachum (Re-signed)

QB Brett Hundley

TE Seth DeValve

RB D.J. Foster

TE Darrell Daniels (Re-signed)

TE Dan Arnold (Agreed to terms with Panthers)

WR Trent Sherfield (Agreed to terms with 49ers)

WR A.J. Richardson (Re-signed)

Defensive free agents

CB Patrick Peterson (Agreed to terms with the Vikings)

CB Robert Alford (Re-signed)

LB De’Vondre Campbell

DE Markus Golden (Re-signed)

DT Corey Peters

OLB Haason Reddick (Agreed to terms with Panthers)

DT Domata Peko

S Chris Banjo

CB Dre Kirkpatrick

CB Johnathan Joseph

DT Angelo Blackson (Agreed to terms with Bears)

DT Josh Mauro

DE Isaiah Irving

S Charles Washington (Re-signed)

CB Kevin Peterson

LB Tanner Vallejo (Re-signed)

DE Kylie Fitts (Re-signed)

LB Dennis Gardeck (Placed a second-round tendder)

LB Zeke Turner (Re-signed)

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Placed a second-round tender on LB Dennis Gardeck
  • Traded 2021 third-round pick to the Raiders for C Rodney Hudson and a 2021 seventh-round pick.
  • Agreed to terms with DE J.J. Watt (Texans), WR A.J. Green (Bengals), K Matt Prater (Lions), G Brian Winters (Bills), CB Malcolm Butler (Titans), QB Colt McCoy (Giants)
  • Re-signed OLB Markus Golden to a two-year deal, DE Kylie Fitts, LB Zeke Turner, WR A.J. Richardson, CB Robert Alford, OT Kelvin Beachum, LB Tanner Vallejo, S Charles Washington, TE Darrell Daniels
  • Lost OLB Haason Reddick (Panthers), CB Patrick Peterson (Vikings), RB Kenyan Drake (Raiders), DT Angelo Blackson (Bears), TE Dan Arnold (Panthers), WR Trent Sherfield (49ers)

AFC South

Tennessee Titans

Offensive free agents

WR Adam Humphries (Agreed to terms with WFT)

WR Corey Davis (Agreed to terms with the Jets)

TE MyCole Pruitt

LT Marshall Newhouse

RB Senorise Perry

TE Geoff Swaim (Re-signed)

TE Jonnu Smith (Agreed to terms with Patriots)

G Jamil Douglas (Agreed to terms with Bills)

WR Kalif Raymond (Agreed to terms with Lions)

TE Anthony Firkser (Re-signed)

FB Khari Blasingame (Re-signed)

RT Ty Sambrailo (Re-signed)

Defensive free agents

DE Jadeveon Clowney

CB Malcolm Butler (Agreed to terms with Cardinals)

DT DaQuan Jones

S Kenny Vaccaro

DT Jack Crawford

LB Daren Bates

LB Nick Dzubnar

LB Will Compton

CB Breon Borders (Re-signed)

CB Chris Milton (Agreed to terms with Giants)

CB Desmond King (Agreed to terms with Texans)

LB Jayon Brown (Re-signed)

DT Matt Dickerson (Agreed to terms with Raiders)

S Joshua Kalu (Agreed to terms with Giants)

DE Tuzar Skipper (Re-signed)

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Re-signed CB Breon Borders, DE Tuzar Skipper, TE Geoff Swaim, K Tucker McCann, LB Jayon Brown, RT Ty Sambrailo, FB Khari Blasingame, TE Anthony Firkser
  • Released CB Adoree Jackson (Giants), OT Dennis Kelly
  • Agreed to terms with OLB Bud Dupree (Steelers) on a multi-year deal, DT Denico Autry (Colts) on three-year deal, LT Kendall Lamm (Browns), DE Davin Bellamy (Texans), CB Janoris Jenkins (Saints), CB Kevin Johnson (Browns), WR Josh Reynolds (Rams), LB Olasunkanmi Adeniyi (Steelers), WR Kalif Raymond (Lions), S Matthias Farley (Jets)
  • Lost WR Corey Davis (Jets), TE Jonnu Smith (Patriots), CB Desmond King (Texans), DT Matt Dickerson (Raiders), WR Adam Humphries (WFT), CB Malcolm Butler (Cardinals), S Joshua Kalu (Giants), CB Chris Milton (Giants), G Jamil Douglas (Bills)
  • Traded 2020 first-round pick OT Isaiah Wilson and a 202 seventh-round pick to the Miami Dolphins for a 2021 seventh-round pick

Houston Texans

Offensive free agents

RB David Johnson (Re-signed)

C Nick Martin (Agreed to terms with Raiders)

RB Duke Johnson

QB A.J. McCarron

WR Will Fuller (Agreed to terms with Dolphins)

G Zach Fulton (Agreed to terms with Giants)

LT Roderick Johnson (Re-signed)

QB Josh McCown

RT Brent Qvale

TE Pharaoh Brown (Re-signed)

RB Dontrell Hilliard (Re-signed)

FB Cullen Gillaspia (Agreed to terms with the Giants)

RB Buddy Howell (Re-signed)

C Greg Mancz (Agreed to terms with Ravens)

Defensive free agents

DE J.J. Watt (Agreed to terms with Cardinals)

OLB Brennan Scarlett (Agreed to terms with Dolphins)

CB Gareon Conley

LB Dylan Cole

CB Vernon Hargreaves

CB Phillip Gaines

S Michael Thomas

OLB Tyrell Adams (Agreed to terms with Bills)

LB Kyle Emanuel

DT P.J. Hall (Re-signed)

DT Carlos Watkins (Agreed to terms with Cowboys)

CB Mark Fields (Agreed to terms with 49ers)

DT Eddie Vanderdoes

DE Peter Kalambayi

CB Cornell Armstrong (Re-signed)

S Geno Stone (Agreed to terms with Ravens)

CB A.J. Moore (Re-signed)

DE Davin Bellamy (Agreed to terms with Titans)

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Traded LB Bernardrick McKinney to Miami for DE Shaq Lawson and swapped draft picks in the fourth, fifth and sixth rounds in a trade with New England for OL Marcus Cannon and released J.J. Watt (Cardinals)
  • Agreed to terms with QB Tyrod Taylor (Chargers), WR Andre Roberts (Bills), WR Chris Moore (Ravens), RB Mark Ingram (Ravens), RB Phillip Lindsay (Broncos), DT Maleik Collins (Raiders), LB Kamu Grugier-Hill (Dolphins), LB Kevin Pierre-Louis (WFT), LB Joe Thomas (Cowboys), G Justin McCray (Falcons), CB Terrance Mitchell (Browns), CB Tremon Smith (Colts),
  • Agreed to terms with FS Terrance Brooks (Patriots), DT Vincent Taylor (Browns), OLB Derek Rivers (Rams), CB Tavierre Thomas (Browns), LB Tae Davis (Browns), G Cole Turner (Chargers), CB Desmond King (Titans), WR Donte Moncrief (Patriots), WR Chris Conley (Jaguars), OLB Jordan Jenkins (Jets), P Cameron Johnston (Eagles) TE Antony Auclair (Buccaneers), DT Jaleel Johnson (Vikings)
  • Re-signed RB David Johnson, DT P.J. Hall, RB Dontrell Hilliard, RB Buddy Howell, CB Cornell Armstrong, CB A.J. Moore, TE Pharaoh Brown, RT Roderick Johnson
  • Lost OC Greg Mancz (Ravens), DE Davin Bellamy (Titans), CB Mark Fields (49ers), FB Cullen Gillaspia (Giants), DT Carlos Watkins (Cowboys), C Nick Martin (Raiders), OLB Brennan Scarlett (Dolphins), G Zach Fulton (Giants), S Geno Stone (Ravens), OLB Tyrell Adams (Bills)

Jacksonville Jaguars

Offensive free agents

TE Tyler Eifert

WR Keelan Cole (Agreed to terms with Jets)

WR Chris Conley (Agreed to terms with Texans)

LT Cam Robinson (Franchised)

C Tyler Shatley (Re-signed)

RB Chris Thompson

QB Mike Glennon (Agreed to terms with Giants)

TE James O’Shaughnessy (Re-signed)

TE Eric Saubert

WR Dede Westbrook

RB Dare Ogunbowale (Re-signed)

RG Derwin Gray (Re-signed)

Defensive free agents

CB D.J. Hayden

DT Abry Jones

DE Aaron Lynch

DE Dawuane Smoot (Re-signed)

DT Caraun Reid

DE Adam Gotsis

CB Greg Mabin

CB Sidney Jones (Re-signed)

CB Rashaan Melvin (Agreed to terms with Panthers)

DT Al Woods (Agreed to terms with Seahawks)

S Josh Jones

CB Tre Herndon (Re-signed)

LB Dakota Allen (Re-signed)

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Agreed to terms with CB Shaquill Griffin (Seahawks) on a three-year deal, DE Roy Robertson-Harris (Bears) on a four-year deal, DE Jihad Ward (Ravens), RB Carlos Hyde (Seahawks), WR Marvin Jones, Jr. (Lions), S Rayshawn Jenkins (Chargers), S Johnathan Ford (Eagles), WR Phillip Dorsett II (Seahawks), TE Chris Manhertz (Panthers), KR Jamal Agnew (Lions), LB Chappelle Russell (Buccaneers), QB C.J. Beathard (49ers), LB Damien Wilson (Chiefs)
  • Re-signed CB Sidney Jones, DE Dawuane Smoot, RG Derwin Gray, RB Dare Ogunbowale, C Tyler Shatley, LB Dakota Allen, TE James O’Shaughnessy
  • Traded for New Orleans Saints DT Malcom Brown (Saints), TE Josh Oliver to the Baltimore Ravens for a traditional draft pick
  • Lost: QB Mike Glennon (Giants), CB Rashaan Melvin (Panthers), WR Keelan Cole (Jets), WR Chris Conley (Texans), DT Al Woods (Seahawks)

Indianapolis Colts

Offensive free agents

QB Jacoby Brissett (Agreed to terms with Dolphins)

QB Philip Rivers (Retired)

WR T.Y. Hilton (Re-signed)

RT Le’Raven Clark

C Joey Hunt (Re-signed)

TE Trey Burton

LT Chaz Green

WR Zach Pascal (Re-signed)

TE Mo Alie-Cox (Re-signed)

RB Marlon Mack (Re-signed)

WR Ashton Dulin (Re-signed)

Defensive free agents

DE Justin Houston

DT Denico Autry (Agreed to terms with the Titans)

S Malik Hooker

CB Xavier Rhodes (Re-signed)

SS Tavon Wilson (Agreed to terms with 49ers)

CB T.J. Carrie

DT Taylor Stallworth (Re-signed)

CB Tremon Smith (Agreed to terms with the Texans)

LB Anthony Walker Jr. (Agreed to terms with Browns)

DE Al-Quadin Muhammad (Re-signed)

S George Odum (Re-signed)

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Traded a 2021 third-round pick, a 2022 conditional second-round draft pick for QB Carson Wentz (Eagles)
  • Agreed to terms with DE Isaac Rochell (Chargers), LT Sam Tevi (Chargers), LT Julie’n Davenport (Dolphins), FS Sean Davis (Steelers), G Chris Reed (Panthers)
  • Re-signed WR Zach Pascal, S George Odum, RB Marlon Mack, TE Mo Alie-Cox, WR Ashton Dulin, DT Taylor Stallworth, CB Xavier Rhodes, WR T.Y. Hilton, C Joey Hunt, DE Al-Quadin Muhammad
  • Lost QB Jacoby Brissett (Dolphins), QB Philip Rivers (Retired), DT Denico Autry (Titans), CB Tremon Smith (Texans), LB Anthony Walker J.R. (Browns), SS Tavon Wilson (49ers)

AFC North

Baltimore Ravens

Offensive free agents

WR Willie Snead (Agreed to terms with Raiders)

RB Mark Ingram (Agreed to terms with Texans)

C Matt Skura (Agreed to terms with Dolphins)

QB Robert Griffin III

WR Chris Moore (Agreed to terms with Texans)

RG D.J. Fluker

WR Dez Bryant

WR De’Anthony Thomas

TE Eric Tomlinson (Re-signed)

WR DeAndrew White

RB Gus Edwards (Placed a second-round tender)

C Trystan Colon-Castillo (Re-signed)

WR Antoine Wesley

Defensive free agents

DE Matt Judon (Agreed to terms with Patriots)

DE Yannick Ngakoue (Agreed to terms with Raiders)

DT Derek Wolfe (Re-signed)

S Anthony Levine

DE Tyus Bowser (Re-signed)

DE Pernell McPhee (Re-signed)

CB Tramon Williams

DT Justin Ellis (Re-signed)

DT Jihad Ward (Agreed to terms with Jaguars)

S Jordan Richards (Re-signed)

CB Davontae Harris (Re-signed)

CB Khalil Dorsey (Re-signed)

LB Kristian Welch (Re-signed)

LB L.J. Fort

LB Chris Board (Re-signed)

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Re-signed TE Nick Boyle to a two-year extension, OLB Tyus Bowser to a four-year deal, OLB Pernell McPhee, DE Derek Wolfe on a four-year deal, LB Chris Board, DT Justin Ellis, CB Khalil Dorsey, LB Kristian Welch, C Trystan Colon-Castillo, TE Eric Tomlinson, CB Davontae Harris, S Jordan Richards
  • Agreed to terms with OG Kevin Zeitler (Giants), WR Sammy Watkins (Chiefs), C Greg Mancz (Texans), CB Chris Westry (Cowboys), S Geno Stone (Texans)
  • Lost OLB Matt Judon (Patriots), DT Jihad Ward (Jaguars), WR Chris Moore (Texans), C Matt Skura (Dolphins), WR Willie Snead (Raiders)
  • Released RB Mark Ingram (Texans) and did not pick up the contract option on LB L.J. Fort
  • Placed a second-round tender on RB Gus Edwards
  • Traded a conditional draft pick to the Jacksonville Jaguars for TE Josh Oliver

Cleveland Browns

Offensive free agents

LT Kendall Lamm (Agreed to terms with the Titans)

WR JoJo Natson (Re-signed)

WR Rashard Higgins (Re-signed)

WR Taywan Taylor

LG Anthony Fabiano

WR KhaDarel Hodge (Re-signed)

WR Marvin Hall

RG Malcolm Pridgeon

TE Stephen Carlson (Re-signed)

TE Jordan Franks (Re-signed)

Defensive free agents

DE Olivier Vernon

CB Kevin Johnson (Agreed to terms with Titans)

CB Terrance Mitchell (Agreed to terms with Texans)

DE Adrian Clayborn

S Karl Joseph

LB B.J. Goodson

S Andrew Sendejo

LB Malcolm Smith (Re-signed)

DT Larry Ogunjobi (Agreed to terms with Bengals)

S Tedric Thompson

LB Elijah Lee (Re-signed)

CB Robert Jackson (Re-signed)

CB Brian Allen

DT Vincent Taylor (Agreed to terms with the Texans)

DE George Obinna

LB Tae Davis (Agreed to terms with Texans)

CB Tavierre Thomas (Agreed to terms with Texans)

DE Porter Gustin (Re-signed)

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Agreed to terms with S John Johnson (Rams) on a three-year deal, DE Takk McKinley (Raiders) on a one-year deal, CB Troy Hill (Rams), LT Greg Senat (Cowboys), LB Anthony Walker, Jr. (Colts), DT Malik Jackson (Eagles)
  • Lost CB Terrance Mitchell (Texans), DT Vincent Taylor (Browns), LT Kendall Lamm (Titans), CB Tavierre Thomas (Texans), LB Tae Davis (Texans), DT Larry Ogunjobi (Bengals), CB Kevin Johnson (Titans)
  • Re-signed CB Robert Jackson, WR KhaDarel Hodge, TE Stephen Carlson, DE Porter Gustin, TE Jordan Franks, LB Malcolm Smith, WR JoJo Natson, WR Rashard Higgins, K Cody Parkey, LB Elijah Lee

Cincinnati Bengals

Offensive free agents

WR A.J. Green (Agreed to terms with the Cardinals)

WR John Ross (Agreed to terms with the Giants)

C B.J. Finney (Agreed to terms with the Steelers)

TE Cethan Carter (Agreed to terms with the Dolphins)

WR Alex Erickson

LG Quinton Spain

WR Mike Thomas (Re-signed)

QB Brandon Allen (Re-signed)

RT Bobby Hart (Agreed to terms with Bills)

RB Samaje Perine (Re-signed)

Defensive free agents

S Shawn Williams

CB Mackensie Alexander (Agreed to terms with Vikings)

CB William Jackson III (Agreed to terms with the WFT)

S Brandon Wilson (Re-signed)

CB LeShaun Sims

LB Josh Bynes

DT Christian Covington

DT Mike Daniels

DT Margus Hunt

DT Xavier Williams

DE Carl Lawson (Agreed to terms with the Jets)

CB Jalen Davis (Re-signed)

CB Tony Brown (Re-signed)

LB Jordan Evans

DT Amani Bledsoe

CB Torry McTyer (Agreed to terms with the WFT)

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Agreed to terms with DE Trey Hendrickson (Saints) on a four-year deal, CB Chidobe Awuzie (Cowboys) on a three-year deal, CB Mike Hilton (Steelers) on a four-year deal, DT Larry Ogunjobi (Browns), LT Riley Reiff (Vikings), FS Ricardo Allen (Falcons)
  • Re-signed CB Jalen Davis, WR Mike Thomas, QB Brandon Allen, RB Samaje Perine, CB Tony Brown, S Brandon Wilson
  • Lost WR A.J. Green (Cardinals), DE Carl Lawson (Jets), CB William Jackson III (WFT), TE Cethan Carter (Dolphins), CB Torry McTyer (WFT), OL B.J. Finney (Steelers), WR John Ross (Giants), K Randy Bullock (Lions), CB Mackensie Alexander (Vikings), RT Bobby Hart (Bills)
  • Released DT Geno Atkins

Pittsburgh Steelers

Offensive free agents

C Maurkice Pouncey (Retired)

LT Alejandro Villanueva

RT Matt Feiler (Agreed to terms with the Chargers)

RT Zach Banner (Re-signed)

WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (Re-signed)

RG Danny Isidora

TE Trey Edmunds (Re-signed)

RB James Conner

RT Jerald Hawkins

WR Ray-Ray McCloud (Re-signed)

QB Joshua Dobbs

C J.C. Hassenauer (Re-signed)

LT Jarron Jones (Re-signed)

Defensive free agents

OLB Bud Dupree (Agreed to terms with Titans)

LB Avery Williamson

CB Mike Hilton (Agreed to terms with Bengals)

DT Tyson Alualu (Re-signed)

DE Cassius Marsh (Re-signed)

DE Jayrone Elliott

DT Chris Wormley (Re-signed)

S Jordan Dangerfield

FS Sean Davis (Agreed to terms with Colts)

CB Cameron Sutton (Re-signed)

LB Tegray Scales (Re-signed)

LB Marcus Allen (Re-signed)

LB Olasunkanmi Adeniyi (Agreed to terms with Titans)

LB Robert Spillane (Re-signed)

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Restructured the contract of QB Ben Roethlisberger
  • Re-signed CB Cameron Sutton, RT Zach Banner, TE Trey Edmunds, WR Ray-Ray McCloud, LB Tegray Scales, LB Marcus Allen, C J.C. Hassenauer, LB Robert Spillane, OT Jarron Jones, DT Chris Wormley, WR JuJu Smith-Schuster, DT Tyson Alualu, DE Cassius Marsh, P Jordan Berry
  • Agreed to terms with OC B.J. Finney (Bengals), S Miles Killebrew (Lions), T Joe Haeg (Buccaneers), RG Rashaad Coward (Bears), RB Kalen Ballage (Chargers)
  • Released LB Vince Williams, CB Steven Nelson
  • Lost CB Mike Hilton (Bengals), OLB Bud Dupree (Titans), OC Maurkice Pouncey (retired), OL Matt Feiler (Chargers), LB Olasunkanmi Adeniyi (Titans), FS Sean Davis (Colts)

AFC East

New England Patriots

Offensive free agents

LG Joe Thuney (Agreed to terms with Chiefs)

RB James White (Re-signed)

C David Andrews (Re-signed)

LG Jermaine Eluemunor

RB Rex Burkhead

QB Cam Newton (Re-signed)

WR Damiere Byrd

QB Brian Hoyer

WR Donte Moncrief (Agreed to terms with Texans)

LG Marcus Martin (Re-signed)

LG James Ferentz

WR Quincy Adeboyejo

FB Jakob Johnson (Re-signed)

RG Caleb Benenoch

TE Jake Burt

Defensive free agents

CB Jason McCourty

DT Lawrence Guy (Re-signed)

DT Adam Butler (Agreed to terms with Dolphins)

DE John Simon

S Terrence Brooks (Agreed to terms with Texans)

FS Cody Davis (Re-signed)

DE Shilique Calhoun

CB Justin Bethel

OLB Brandon Copeland (Agreed to terms with Falcons)

DE Carl Davis (Re-signed)

DE Deatrich Wise (Re-signed)

CB J.C. Jackson (Re-signed)

LB Michael Pinckney (Re-signed)

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Agreed to terms with OLB Matt Judon (Ravens) on a four-year deal, TE Hunter Henry (Chargers) on a three-year deal, TE Jonnu Smith (Titans) on a four-year deal; DB Jalen Mills (Eagles), WR Nelson Agholar (Raiders), WR Kendrick Bourne (49ers), DT Davon Godchaux (Dolphins), DE Henry Anderson (Jets), C Ted Karras (Dolphins), LB Kyle Van Noy (Dolphins), DE Montravious Adams (Packers), ILB Raekwon McMillan (Raiders), ILB LaRoy Reynolds (Falcons)
  • Lost LG Joe Thuney (Chiefs), FS Terrence Brooks (Texans), OLB Brandon Copeland (Falcons), DT Adam Butler (Dolphins), WR Donte Moncrief (Texans)
  • Traded OL Marcus Cannon to the Houston Texans in a deal that involved swaps of draft picks in the fourth, fifth and sixth rounds
  • Re-signed QB Cam Newton (one-year deal), OG Marcus Martin, DE Deatrich Wise, LB Michael Pinckney, DE Carl Davis, FB Jakob Johnson, CB J.C. Jackson, FS Cody Davis, C David Andrews, K Nick Folk, RB James White, DT Lawrence Guy

Buffalo Bills

Offensive free agents

C Mitch Morse (Re-signed)

WR John Brown (Agreed to terms with the Raiders)

RT Ty Nsekhe (Agreed to terms with the Cowboys)

TE Tyler Kroft (Agreed to terms with Jets)

RG Jon Feliciano (Re-signed)

RG Brian Winters (Agreed to terms with Cardinals)

RT Daryl Williams (Re-signed)

QB Matt Barkley

RB Taiwan Jones (Re-signed)

RB T.J. Yeldon

WR Andre Roberts (Agreed to terms with the Texans)

WR Isaiah McKenzie (Re-signed)

RG Jordan Devey (Re-signed)

LG Ike Boettger (Re-signed)

Defensive free agents

DE Trent Murphy

DT Quinton Jefferson (Agreed to terms with Raiders)

CB Josh Norman

S Dean Marlowe (Agreed to terms with Lions)

CB E.J. Gaines

CB Levi Wallace (Re-signed)

LB Andre Smith (Re-signed)

LB Matt Milano (Re-signed)

LB Del’Shawn Phillips (Agreed to terms with Jets)

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Agreed to terms with WR Emmanuel Sanders (Saints), WR Jake Kumerow (Saints), QB Mitchell Trubisky (Bears), P Matt Haack (Dolphins), TE Jacob Hollister (Seahawks), DE Efe Obada (Panthers), WR Brandon Powell (Falcons), RB Matt Breida (Dolphins), OLB Tyrell Adams (Texans), G Jamil Douglas (Titans), RT Bobby Hart (Bengals), LG Forrest Lamp (Chargers)
  • Re-signed LB Matt Milano to a three-year deal, RT Darryl Williams to a three-year deal, OG Jon Feliciano, RG Jordan Devey, OC Mitch Morse, LB Andre Smith, RB Taiwan Jones, CB Levi Wallace, LG Ike Boettger, WR Isaiah McKenzie
  • Lost WR Andre Roberts (Texans), RT Ty Nsekhe (Cowboys), WR John Brown (Bills), DT Quinton Jefferson (Raiders), RG Brian Winters (Cardinals), TE Tyler Kroft (Jets), LB Del’Shawn Phillips (Jets), S Dean Marlowe (Lions)

Miami Dolphins

Offensive free agents

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Agreed to terms with WFT)

RB Matt Breida (Agreed to terms with Bills)

C Ted Karras (Agreed to terms with the Patriots)

RB DeAndre Washington

WR Mack Hollins (Re-signed)

WR Mack Hollins (Re-signed)

QB Jake Rudock

LT Julie’n Davenport (Agreed to terms with Colts)

LG Adam Pankey

Defensive free agents

DE Kyle Van Noy (Agreed to terms with Patriots)

LB Kamu Grugier-Hill (Agreed to terms with the Texans)

LB Vince Biegel (Re-signed)

LB Elandon Roberts (Re-signed)

S Kavon Frazier

DT Davon Godchaux (Agreed to terms with the Patriots)

LB Calvin Munson (Re-signed)

CB Nik Needham (Re-signed)

CB Jomal Wiltz (Re-signed)

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Agreed to terms with QB Jacoby Brissett (Colts), RB Malcom Brown (Rams), CB Justin Coleman (Lions), TE Cethan Carter (Bengals), P Michael Palardy (Panthers), WR Will Fuller (Texans), DT Adam Butler (Patriots), OLB Brennan Scarlett (Texans), WR Robert Foster (WFT), C Matt Skura (Ravens), DT John Jenkins (Bears), OLB Duke Riley (Eagles)
  • Lost QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (WFT), DT Davon Godchaux (Patriots), OC Ted Karras (Patriots), P Matt Haack (Bills), LB Kamu Grugier-Hill (Texans), RB Matt Breida (Bills), LT Julie’n Davenport (Colts)
  • Re-signed K Jason Sanders to an extension, LB Calvin Munson, CB Nik Needham, LB Vince Biegel, LB Elandon Roberts, WR Mack Hollins
  • Traded DE Shaq Lawson for LB Benardrick McKinney (Texans)
  • Traded a 2021 seventh-round pick to the Tennessee Titans for OT Isaiah Wilson and a 2022 seventh-round pick, Wilson was cut soon after.
  • Released LB Kyle Van Noy (Patriots)

New York Jets

Offensive free agents

WR Breshad Perriman (Agreed to terms with Lions)

QB Joe Flacco (Agreed to terms with Eagles)

RB Frank Gore

TE Daniel Brown

RG Pat Elflein (Agreed to terms with the Panthers)

C Josh Andrews (Agreed to terms with Falcons)

TE Ross Travis

RB Josh Adams (Re-signed)

WR Vyncint Smith (Re-signed)

WR Jeff Smith

Defensive free agents

DT Henry Anderson (Agreed to terms with the Patriots)

CB Brian Poole

S Bradley McDougald

OLB Jordan Jenkins (Agreed to terms with Texans)

LB Neville Hewitt

LB Patrick Onwuasor

S Marcus Maye (Franchised)

S Matthias Farley (Agreed to terms with Titans)

LB Bryce Hager

CB Arthur Maulet

DT Trevon Coley

OLB Tarell Basham (Agreed to terms with Cowboys)

LB Frankie Luvu (Agreed to terms with Panthers)

CB Bennett Jackson

LB Harvey Langi

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Agreed to terms with WR Corey Davis (Titans) on a three-year deal, DE Carl Lawson (Bengals) on a three-year deal, LB Jarrad Davis (Lions), CB Justin Hardee (Saints), G Dan Feeney (Chargers), WR Keelan Cole (Jaguars), FS LaMarcus Joyner (Raiders), TE Tyler Kroft (Bills), DT Sheldon Rankins (Saints), LB Del’Shawn Phillips (Bills), RB Tevin Coleman (49ers), DE Vinny Curry (Eagles)
  • Franchised S Marcus Maye
  • Re-signed WR Vyncint Smith, RB Josh Adams
  • Traded QB Sam Darnold to the Carolina Panthers for a 2021 6th round pick & 2022 2nd & 4th round picks.
  • Lost OG Pat Elflein (Panthers), DE Henry Anderson (Patriots), WR Breshad Perriman (Lions), OLB Tarell Basham (Cowboys), OLB Jordan Jenkins (Texans), QB Joe Flacco (Eagles), LB Frankie Luvu (Panthers), C Josh Andrews (Falcons), S Matthias Farley (Titans)

AFC West

Kansas City Chiefs

Offensive free agents

LT Eric Fisher

RT Mitchell Schwartz

WR Sammy Watkins (Agreed to terms with Ravens)

WR Demarcus Robinson (Re-signed)

C Austin Reiter

RB Darrel Williams (Re-signed)

LG Kelechi Osemele

RT Mike Remmers (Re-signed)

LG Stefen Wisniewski

C Daniel Kilgore

RB Le’Veon Bell

TE Ricky Seals-Jones

LG Andrew Wylie (Re-signed)

TE Deon Yelder

WR Gehrig Dieter (Re-signed)

RB Damien Williams (Agreed to terms with Bears)

WR Byron Pringle (Re-signed)

TE Nick Keizer (Re-signed)

Defensive free agents

S Daniel Sorensen (Re-signed)

CB Bashaud Breeland

DE Alex Okafor

LB Damien Wilson (Agreed to terms with Jaguars)

DE Tanoh Kpassagnon (Agreed to terms with Saints)

DT Mike Pennel

CB Antonio Hamilton

DE Taco Charlton (Re-signed)

LB Ben Niemann (Re-signed)

CB Charvarius Ward (Re-signed)

CB Alex Brown

LB Emmanuel Smith (Re-signed)

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Re-signed DE Taco Charlton, WR Gehrig Dieter, LB Emmanuel Smith, LG Andrew Wylie, RT Mike Remmers, WR Byron Pringle, CB Charvarius Ward, S Daniel Sorensen, LB Ben Niemann, WR Demarcus Robinson, RB Darrel Williams, TE Nick Keizer
  • Agreed to terms with OG Joe Thuney (Patriots) on a five-year deal, TE Blake Bell (Cowboys), OG Kyle Long, DT Jarran Reed (Seahawks), G Austin Blythe (Rams), FB Michael Burton (Saints),
  • Released OT Eric Fisher, OT Mitchell Schwartz, RB Damien Williams (Bears)
  • Lost WR Sammy Watkins (Ravens), DE Tanoh Kpassagnon (Saints), LB Damien Wilson (Jaguars)

Los Angeles Chargers

Offensive free agents

RG Trai Turner

TE Hunter Henry (Agreed to terms with Patriots)

C Mike Pouncey (Retired)

QB Tyrod Taylor (Agreed to terms with Texans)

TE Virgil Green

LG Forrest Lamp (Agreed to terms with Bills)

G Dan Feeney (Agreed to terms with Jets)

LG Ryan Groy

G Cole Toner (Agreed to terms with Texans)

RB Kalen Ballage (Agreed to terms with Steelers)

TE Stephen Anderson (Re-signed)

LT Sam Tevi (Agreed to terms with Colts)

RG Tyree St. Louis (Re-signed)

WR Jeff Cotton

Defensive free agents

DE Melvin Ingram

CB Casey Hayward

LB Denzel Perryman (Agreed to terms with Panthers)

CB Michael Davis (Re-signed)

LB Nick Vigil (Agreed to terms with the Vikings)

DT Damion Square

S Jaylen Watkins

S Jahleel Addae

DE Isaac Rochell (Agreed to terms with Colts)

LB B.J. Bello

S Rayshawn Jenkins (Agreed to terms with the Jaguars)

LB Malik Jefferson

CB Tevaughn Campbell (Re-signed)

CB Brandon Facyson (Re-signed)

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Re-signed P Ty Long, OG Tyree St. Louis, CB Michael Davis, CB Tevaughn Campbell, CB Brandon Facyson, TE Stephen Anderson
  • Agreed to terms with OL Matt Feiler (Steelers) on a three-year deal, OC Corey Linsley (Packers) to a five-year deal, TE Jared Cook (Saints), T Oday Aboushi (Lions), OLB Kyler Fackrell (Giants), QB Chase Daniel (Lions), CB Ryan Smith (Buccaneers)
  • Released CB Casey Hayward, OG Trai Turner
  • Lost S Rayshawn Jenkins (Jaguars), C Mike Pouncey (Retired), QB Tyrod Taylor (Texans), TE Hunter Henry (Patriots), LB Nick Vigil (Vikings), LB Denzel Perryman (Panthers), G Dan Feeney (Jets), G Cole Toner (Texans), DE Isaac Rochell (Colts), LT Sam Tevi (Colts), RB Kalen Ballage (Steelers), LG Forrest Lamp (Bills)

Denver Broncos

Offensive free agents

RT Elijah Wilkinson (Agreed to terms with Bears)

RT Demar Dotson

QB Blake Bortles

WR Tim Patrick (Re-signed)

TE Jake Butt

TE Troy Fumagalli

WR Diontae Spencer (Re-signed)

RB Phillip Lindsay

LG Austin Schlottmann (Re-signed)

LT Calvin Anderson (Re-signed)

C Patrick Morris (Re-signed)

Defensive free agents

DT Jurrell Casey

CB A.J. Bouye (Agreed to terms with Panthers)

S Justin Simmons (Re-signed)

SS Kareem Jackson (Re-signed)

DT Shelby Harris (Re-signed)

S Will Parks

OLB Jeremiah Attaochu (Agreed to terms with Bears)

DT DeMarcus Walker

DT Sylvester Williams

DE Anthony Chickillo

CB De’Vante Bausby

LB Joseph Jones

S Trey Marshall (Re-signed)

CB Kevin Toliver II

LB Austin Calitro

CB Alijah Holder

DT Kyle Peko

LB Natrez Patrick (R-signed)

LB Alexander Johnson (Re-signed)

DT Jonathan Harris (Re-signed)

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Agreed to terms with CB Ronald Darby (WFT) on a three-year deal, CB Kyle Fuller (Bears), RB Mike Boone (Vikings), S Justin Simmons on a four-year deal, DT Shamar Stephen (Vikings)
  • Re-signed DL Shelby Harris, S Trey Marshall, WR Tim Patrick, LB Natrez Patrick, WR Diontae Spencer, LB Alexander Johnson, RB Phillip Lindsay, DT Jonathan Harris, OT Calvin Anderson, OG Austin Schlottmann, C Patrick Morris, SS Kareem Jackson
  • Lost OLB Jeremiah Attaochu (Bears), RT Elijah Wilkinson (Bears), CB A.J. Bouye (Panthers)
  • Released TE Nick Vannett (Saints)
  • Picked up OLB Von Miller’s option; Placed an original round tender on RB Phillip Lindsay, rescinded it, and then he signed with the Texans

Las Vegas Raiders

Offensive free agents

WR Tyrell Williams (Agreed to terms with the Lions)

RG Gabe Jackson (Traded to the Seahawks)

LG Richie Incognito (Re-signed)

TE Jason Witten (Retired with Cowboys)

LG Denzelle Good (Re-signed)

TE Derek Carrier (Re-signed)

WR Zay Jones (Re-signed)

RT Sam Young

WR Nelson Agholor (Agreed to terms with Patriots)

RB Devontae Booker (Agreed to terms with Giants)

TE Nick O’Leary

QB Nathan Peterman (re-signed)

RB Theo Riddick (Re-signed)

Defensive free agents

S Lamarcus Joyner (Agreed to terms with Jets)

DT Maliek Collins (Agreed to terms with the Texans)

DT Johnathan Hankins (Re-signed)

LB Nicholas Morrow (Re-signed)

DE Takkarist McKinley (Agreed to terms with the Browns)

S Erik Harris (Agreed to terms with the Falcons)

CB Nevin Lawson (Re-signed)

LB Raekwon McMillan (Agreed to terms with Patriots)

LB Kyle Wilber

DE Chris Smith

LB Vic Beasley

CB Daryl Worley

DE Jeremiah Valoaga

LB Ukeme Eligwe

S Dallin Leavitt (Re-signed)

CB D.J. Killings

DT Kendal Vickers (Re-signed)

Special Teams

K Daniel Carlson (Re-signed)

LS Trent Sieg (Re-signed)

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Agreed to terms with DE Yannick Ngakoue (Ravens) on a two-year deal, WR John Brown (Bills), DE Quinton Jefferson (Bills), DE Solomon Thomas (49ers), RB Kenyan Drake (Cardinals), DT Quinton Jefferson (Bills), C Nick Martin (Texans), DT Matt Dickerson (Titans), WR Willie Snead (Ravens)
  • Traded OG Gabe Jackson to the Seattle Seahawks for a 2021 fifth-round pick & OC Rodney Hudson and a 2021 seventh-round pick to the Arizona Cardinals in exchange for a 2021 third-round pick
  • Re-signed OG Richie Igcognito, LG Denzelle Good, K Daniel Carlson, TE Trent Sieg, QB Nathan Peterman, DT Kendal Vickers, S Dallin Leavitt, DT Johnathan Hankins, RB Theo Riddick, TE Derek Carrier, CB Nevin Lawson, WR Zay Jones, LB Nicholas Morrow
  • Released WR Tyrell Williams (Lions)
  • Lost TE Jason Witten (retired-Cowboys), DT Maleik Collins (Texans), DE Takk McKinley (Browns), RB Devontae Booker (Giants), WR Nelson Agholar (Patriots), S Erik Harris (Falcons), S Lamarcus Joyner (Jets), LB Raekwon McMillan (Patriots)

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2021 NFL Free Agency, Live Updates: AFC North

The Ravens finally signed a wide receiver late in the process, inking a deal with former Chiefs wideout Sammy Watkins. Earlier in the free agency process, the Browns inked a deal with one of the league’s best safeties in former Rams standout John Johnson III. Find out what else has happened in the AFC North this offseason.

AFC North

Baltimore Ravens

Offensive free agents

WR Willie Snead

RB Mark Ingram (Agreed to terms with Texans)

C Matt Skura (Agreed to terms with Dolphins)

QB Robert Griffin III

WR Chris Moore (Agreed to terms with Texans)

RG D.J. Fluker

WR Dez Bryant

WR De’Anthony Thomas

TE Eric Tomlinson (Re-signed)

WR DeAndrew White

RB Gus Edwards (Placed a second-round tender)

C Trystan Colon-Castillo (Re-signed)

WR Antoine Wesley

Defensive free agents

DE Matt Judon (Agreed to terms with Patriots)

DE Yannick Ngakoue (Agreed to terms with Raiders)

DT Derek Wolfe (Re-signed)

S Anthony Levine

DE Tyus Bowser (Re-signed)

DE Pernell McPhee (Re-signed)

CB Tramon Williams

DT Justin Ellis (Re-signed)

DT Jihad Ward (Agreed to terms with Jaguars)

S Jordan Richards (Re-signed)

CB Davontae Harris (Re-signed)

CB Khalil Dorsey (Re-signed)

LB Kristian Welch (Re-signed)

LB L.J. Fort

LB Chris Board (Re-signed)

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Re-signed TE Nick Boyle to a two-year extension, OLB Tyus Bowser to a four-year deal, OLB Pernell McPhee, DE Derek Wolfe on a four-year deal, LB Chris Board, DT Justin Ellis, CB Khalil Dorsey, LB Kristian Welch, C Trystan Colon-Castillo, TE Eric Tomlinson, CB Davontae Harris, S Jordan Richards
  • Agreed to terms with OG Kevin Zeitler (Giants), WR Sammy Watkins (Chiefs), C Greg Mancz (Texans), CB Chris Westry (Cowboys),
  • Lost OLB Matt Judon (Patriots), DT Jihad Ward (Jaguars), WR Chris Moore (Texans), C Matt Skura (Dolphins)
  • Released RB Mark Ingram (Texans) and did not pick up the contract option on LB L.J. Fort
  • Placed a second-round tender on RB Gus Edwards
  • Traded a conditional draft pick to the Jacksonville Jaguars for TE Josh Oliver

Cleveland Browns

Offensive free agents

LT Kendall Lamm (Agreed to terms with the Titans)

WR JoJo Natson (Re-signed)

WR Rashard Higgins (Re-signed)

WR Taywan Taylor

LG Anthony Fabiano

WR KhaDarel Hodge (Re-signed)

WR Marvin Hall

RG Malcolm Pridgeon

TE Stephen Carlson (Re-signed)

TE Jordan Franks (Re-signed)

Defensive free agents

DE Olivier Vernon

CB Kevin Johnson (Agreed to terms with Titans)

CB Terrance Mitchell (Agreed to terms with Texans)

DE Adrian Clayborn

S Karl Joseph

LB B.J. Goodson

S Andrew Sendejo

LB Malcolm Smith (Re-signed)

DT Larry Ogunjobi (Agreed to terms with Bengals)

S Tedric Thompson

LB Elijah Lee (Re-signed)

CB Robert Jackson (Re-signed)

CB Brian Allen

DT Vincent Taylor (Agreed to terms with the Texans)

DE George Obinna

LB Tae Davis (Agreed to terms with Texans)

CB Tavierre Thomas (Agreed to terms with Texans)

DE Porter Gustin (Re-signed)

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Agreed to terms with S John Johnson (Rams) on a three-year deal, DE Takk McKinley (Raiders) on a one-year deal, CB Troy Hill (Rams), LT Greg Senat (Cowboys), LB Anthony Walker, Jr. (Colts), DT Malik Jackson (Eagles)
  • Lost CB Terrance Mitchell (Texans), DT Vincent Taylor (Browns), LT Kendall Lamm (Titans), CB Tavierre Thomas (Texans), LB Tae Davis (Texans), DT Larry Ogunjobi (Bengals), CB Kevin Johnson (Titans)
  • Re-signed CB Robert Jackson, WR KhaDarel Hodge, TE Stephen Carlson, DE Porter Gustin, TE Jordan Franks, LB Malcolm Smith, WR JoJo Natson, WR Rashard Higgins, K Cody Parkey, LB Elijah Lee

Cincinnati Bengals

Offensive free agents

WR A.J. Green (Agreed to terms with the Cardinals)

WR John Ross (Agreed to terms with the Giants)

C B.J. Finney (Agreed to terms with the Steelers)

TE Cethan Carter (Agreed to terms with the Dolphins)

WR Alex Erickson

LG Quinton Spain

WR Mike Thomas (Re-signed)

QB Brandon Allen (Re-signed)

RG Alex Redmond

RB Samaje Perine (Re-signed)

Defensive free agents

S Shawn Williams

CB Mackensie Alexander

CB William Jackson III (Agreed to terms with the WFT)

S Brandon Wilson (Re-signed)

CB LeShaun Sims

LB Josh Bynes

DT Christian Covington

DT Mike Daniels

DT Margus Hunt

DT Xavier Williams

DE Carl Lawson (Agreed to terms with the Jets)

CB Jalen Davis (Re-signed)

CB Tony Brown (Re-signed)

LB Jordan Evans

DT Amani Bledsoe

CB Torry McTyer (Agreed to terms with the WFT)

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Agreed to terms with DE Trey Hendrickson (Saints) on a four-year deal, CB Chidobe Awuzie (Cowboys) on a three-year deal, CB Mike Hilton (Steelers) on a four-year deal, DT Larry Ogunjobi (Browns), LT Riley Reiff (Vikings), FS Ricardo Allen (Falcons)
  • Re-signed CB Jalen Davis, WR Mike Thomas, QB Brandon Allen, RB Samaje Perine, CB Tony Brown, S Brandon Wilson
  • Lost WR A.J. Green (Cardinals), DE Carl Lawson (Jets), CB William Jackson III (WFT), TE Cethan Carter (Dolphins), CB Torry McTyer (WFT), OL B.J. Finney (Steelers), WR John Ross (Giants), K Randy Bullock (Lions)
  • Released DT Geno Atkins

Pittsburgh Steelers

Offensive free agents

C Maurkice Pouncey (Retired)

LT Alejandro Villanueva

RT Matt Feiler (Agreed to terms with the Chargers)

RT Zach Banner (Re-signed)

WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (Re-signed)

RG Danny Isidora

TE Trey Edmunds (Re-signed)

RB James Conner

RT Jerald Hawkins

WR Ray-Ray McCloud (Re-signed)

QB Joshua Dobbs

C J.C. Hassenauer (Re-signed)

LT Jarron Jones (Re-signed)

Defensive free agents

OLB Bud Dupree (Agreed to terms with Titans)

LB Avery Williamson

CB Mike Hilton (Agreed to terms with Bengals)

DT Tyson Alualu (Agreed to terms with Jaguars)

DE Cassius Marsh

DE Jayrone Elliott

DT Chris Wormley (Re-signed)

S Jordan Dangerfield

S Sean Davis

CB Cameron Sutton (Re-signed)

LB Tegray Scales (Re-signed)

LB Marcus Allen (Re-signed)

LB Olasunkanmi Adeniyi (Agreed to terms with Titans)

LB Robert Spillane (Re-signed)

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Restructured the contract of QB Ben Roethlisberger
  • Re-signed CB Cameron Sutton, RT Zach Banner, TE Trey Edmunds, WR Ray-Ray McCloud, LB Tegray Scales, LB Marcus Allen, C J.C. Hassenauer, LB Robert Spillane, OT Jarron Jones, DT Chris Wormley, WR JuJu Smith-Schuster
  • Agreed to terms with OC B.J. Finney (Bengals), S Miles Killebrew (Lions), T Joe Haeg (Buccaneers)
  • Released LB Vince Williams, CB Steven Nelson
  • Lost DT Tyson Alualu (Jaguars), CB Mike Hilton (Bengals), OLB Bud Dupree (Titans), OC Maurkice Pouncey (retired), OL Matt Feiler (Chargers), LB Olasunkanmi Adeniyi (Titans)

2020 NFL Draft recap: AFC North

Baltimore Ravens  Notable picks: The Ravens went LB twice in its first five picks. It is a position that they plan to revamp with Queen and Harrison. Harrison relied on his natural instincts in school and Queen outran any poor reads. Both players have to develop quickly for the team to come close to its 2019 success in 2020.
Round, Selection,
Player School DN Big Board Rank/ Grade ‘Nasty’ Take:
1 (28) Patrick Queen6’1 229
LB/LSU
90/3rd Round Despite being just a one-year starter, the Ravens are banking on Queen’s foot speed to outrun any rookie mistakes.
2 (55) J.K. Dobbins5’9 209
RB/Ohio State
45/2nd Round This was an interesting selection. Sure it looks good to have another RB in the mix, but where does his insertion into the rotation leave Gus Edwards (back-to-back 700-yard campaigns) and Justice Hill (2019 4th -round pick).
3 (71) Justin Madubuike6’3 293
DT/Texas A&M
30/2nd Round For a DT with just 9-inch hands, Madubuike certainly overpowered a number of OL in school. His biggest weakness actually revolves around hand placement. He was flagged for four facemask penalties in 2018.
3 (92)Devin Duvernay5’10 202
WR/Texas
/3rd Round Duvernay’s breakout 2019 season featured increased understanding of the position. He has flashed as an outside receiver as well. If he can begin to use his strength more on the outside lanes, there are possibilities for multiple roles.
3 (98)Malik Harrison6’3 247
LB/Ohio State
18/2nd Round Harrison fits more of the 1980s profile for exchange LBs. His eyes have often taken him where he needs to get but he left some plays on the field. His coverage capability will either make him a starter or solid backup.
3 (106) Tyre Phillips6’5 331
OG/Mississippi State
273 /4th Round
The collegiate left tackle more than held his own as the Bulldogs blindside protector in 2019. During the postseason, he displayed starting capability as a guard. Either way, his presence (84 5/8-inch wingspan) gives the Ravens one of the bigger offensive lines in the league.
4 (143)Ben Bredeson6’5 310
OG/Michigan
125/3rd RoundBredeson plays balanced and completes a large majority of his assignments. His latch needs to improve when sustaining blocks. Bredeson was the rare junior team captain in the Jim Harbaugh-era at Michigan.
5 (170)
Broderick Washington
6’3 305
DT/Texas Tech
374/5th Round
Washington has enough quickness to play the four-technique in three-man fronts, three-technique in four-man fronts and occasional one-technique DT. He is heavy-handed and durable (37 straight starts to end career).


Baltimore Ravens third-round pick Tyre Phillips (seen pictured in the 2019 Music City Bowl) starred at the LT spot in college for the Bulldogs. The Ravens could possibly use him at guard, where he played well in the postseason all-star circuit.
6 (201) James Proche  5’11 201
WR/SMU
119/3rd Round
Proche caught 301 passes for 3,949 yards for an eye-popping 39 TDs in school. He excelled at making the acrobatic catch in school but also has outstanding strength (20 reps-225 lbs.).
7 (219) Geno Stone 5’10 207
S/Iowa
266/4th RoundThe junior-entry has enough instincts to play a nickel linebacker spot in school. He carries a number of similarities to former Tennessee Titans fourth-round pick Amani Hooker in terms of size, responsibility in school and play speed. He will have to make an impact on special teams to make the final roster.
Cincinnati Bengals  Notable pick:  The Bengals have a number of weapons available at Burrow’s disposal. The most important -RB Joe Mixon- can serve the role of Burrow’s Clyde Edwards-Helaire at LSU. Burrow may just be the QB to take advantage of Mixon’s skill-set.
Round, Selection,
Player Position/School DN Big Board Rank/ Grade ‘Nasty’ Take:
1 (1)Joe Burrow6’3 221
QB-LSU
15/2nd Round Burrow’s quick decision-making will be asked to ramp up early in a division that may be competitive down to the last week of the season. He excelled in spread sets as a senior and expect the Bengals to incorporate plenty of those concepts.
2 (33) Tee Higgins 6’4 216
WR-Clemson
33/2nd Round A.J. Green’s long-term prospects with the team is uncertain. Higgins’ long arms and deceptive running style carry similarities to Green’s and the two would be a viable pair to complement John Ross and Tyler Boyd.
3 (65) Logan Wilson6’2 241
LB-Wyoming
27/2nd Round Wilson -a former star high school DB- recorded 10 interceptions in college and was a magnet chasing plays down sideways. If he can improve his initial footwork, he should be able to compete early in an underrated LB corps.
4 (107) Akeem Davis-Gaither6’2 224
LB-Appalachian State
85/2nd Round It could be argued that Davis-Gaither fits the LB room as good -if not better- than Wilson. He was one of the more impressive LBs during the postseason and his on-field range stands out week-to-week.
5 (147)Khalid Kareem 6’4 268 OLB/DE-Notre Dame172/4th Round Kareem is a power rusher with positive awareness to affect the passing game once his rush has been stopped. He has experience rushing from a four-point, three-point or two-point stance.
6 (180)
Hakeem Adeniji
6’4 302
OG/OT-Kansas
89/3rd RoundOne of the most durable OL in the draft, Adeniji made starts at LG, RT and LT in school. He needs to improve versus line games, but exhibited quickness and explosiveness in school.
7 (215)
Marcus Bailey
6’1 235
LB-Purdue
309/5th Round
If not for durability concerns during his career, Bailey would likely have gone much higher in the draft. He finished his career with 327 tackles and 28 TFLs.
Cincinnati Bengals sixth-round pick Hakeem Adeniji started 48 straight games for Kansas during his career.
Cleveland Browns   Notable pick:  The team has been looking for a consistent left tackle it seems since Baker Mayfield entered the lineup. Although Wills, Jr. protected the blindside for Tua Tagovailoa, it was from the right side. How he adjusts to the other side will determine the Browns success in 2020.
Round, Selection,
Player School DN Big Board Rank/ Grade ‘Nasty’ Take:
1 (10) Jedrick Wills, Jr. 6’4 312
OT-Alabama
3/1st RoundWills, Jr. continued to improve what was already satisfactory hand placement in 2019. The penalties were a problem. For a team that had its issues with those in 2019, it must be something they address with him early in the season.
2 (44) Grant Delpit6’2 213
S-LSU
50/2nd Round Perhaps no prospect was as mystifying as Delpit. The 2019 Jim Thorpe Award winner missed so many tackles during his award-winning year that injuries were given as part of the problem. Either way, he will have to make the one-on-one tackles in a bruising division. If he can live up to the task, then his athleticism should shine getting off of the hash marks.
3 (88) Jordan Elliott6’4 302
DT-Missouri
121/3rd Round Elliott was probably most effective when the team clearly defined his responsibilities. He is a positional-flex candidate with quickness and a slippery nature.
3 (97) Jacob Phillips6’3 229
LB-LSU
160/3rd Round He can slide effectively for a taller LB and actually sink to tackle. Phillips does take an extra step or two to get in-and-out of transition. As he grows into his role for the team, making positive weight gains could help his cause.
4 (115)Harrison Bryant 6’5 243
TE-FAU
114 /3rd Round Bryant went to a team that may use him in two TE sets quite a bit of the time. With David Njoku’s injury history a subject of concern, Bryant may get an opportunity sooner than later.
5 (160) Nick Harris6’1 302
OC-Washington
166/3rd Round Harris will get the opportunity to become the team’s eighth OL on game day with the new NFL rules allowing for two more OL to suit up on game day. His mobility could add layers to the Browns offense.
6 (187)Donovan Peoples-Jones6’2 212
All-purpose-Michigan
168/4th Round The former Michigan Gatorade Player of the Year was an underrated punt returner in school and routinely made some spectacular adjustments on difficult catches. Rounding out his consistency could give him a chance to make the team.
Cleveland Browns first-round pick Jedrick Wills, Jr. frequently handled the blindside protection for Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa.
Pittsburgh Steelers  Notable picks:  McFarland may seem like a pick to simply add a different element, but if 2018 is any indication, he could steal valuable playing time from a number of quality RBs in front of him on the depth chart.
Round, Selection,
Player School DN Big Board Rank/ Grade ‘Nasty’ Take:
2 (49)Chase Claypool 6’4 238
All-purpose/
Notre Dame
23/2nd Round We were trying to find a way to put into perspective the number of special teams plays Claypool made while at Notre Dame (25 tackles). But those plays only amplify some of his high-wire body control full extension grabs. He gets stronger as the season progresses.
3 (102)Alex Highsmith
6’3 247
OLB-Charlotte
170/4th RoundConsistent three-year starter with non-stop energy. He reacts well to counter OTs, but his tendency to leave his feet as a pass rusher is something the team may look to adjust early in training camp.
4 (124)Anthony McFarland 5’8 208
B-Maryland
120/3rd RoundMcFarland’s home run gear will add a jolt to the Steelers offense not seen since the days of Willie Parker.
4 (135)Kevin Dotson6’4 310
OG-Louisiana Lafayette
178/4th Round
Standing 6-foot-4 with 10 1/2-inch hands, Dotson does not have a lot of bulk in the lower body. Instead, he wins with solid hat-and-hand placement on a down-to-down basis. His length gives him a chance to keep pass rushers at bay on the interior.
6 (198)
Antoine Brooks 5’11 220
S/LB-Maryland
77/2nd Round
There’s not much Maryland did on the football field defensively without Brooks in mind. Over the course of his stay in school, he was used at LB, nickel, safety and on the punt team. Brooks contains an outstanding feel for working through tight spaces to make tackles.

7 (232)

Carlos Davis
6’2 314
DT-Nebraska
237/4th Round
The two-sport athlete was a second-team All-American in the discus. On the football field, he is an effective two-gap defender who needs to improve his balance.
Pittsburgh Steelers second-round pick Chase Claypool averaged 15.7 yards per reception with 13 TDs for Notre Dame in 2019.

2019 NFL Draft recap, pick-by-pick: AFC North

Ferguson, pictured, totaled 26 tackles for losses in 2018 while also posting 17 quarterback sacks. He ended his career as the FBS’ all-time sack leader.

 

Baltimore Ravens Notable picks: First-year GM Eric DeCosta did a very good job of adding layers to the Baltimore offense.  Brown’s challenge will be to hold his weight at the 175-pound mark while not losing his decisive speed.  Ferguson has more pressure to produce than most third-rounders because of the loss of Terrell Suggs in free agency. Boykin will compete with holdovers Jaleel Scott, Chris Moore, and Jordan Lasley for playing time.  Powers helps improve the depth of the interior line.  Will Marshall move to safety?  The addition of Hill provides the team with a home run threat at the running back position.  He will, however, have to fight for playing time.
Round,

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Rank/

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1 (25)

Acquired this pick from the Philadelphia Eagles for its 22nd overall pick

Marquise Brown WR/

Oklahoma

77/2nd Round Brown has a chance to become dynamic in the Ravens offense in a different type of way than he was at Oklahoma.  Expect to see him used on fly sweeps, seam routes, shallow crossers, nine routes and post patterns.  Will he be a fit with fellow Florida native Lamar Jackson? Physical cornerbacks have competed well against him in the past.
3 (85) Jaylon

Ferguson

DE/

Louisiana Tech

20/2nd Round After a subpar postseason, Ferguson saw his stock slide despite breaking former Ravens’ OLB Terrell Suggs’ all-time NCAA sack record.  Ferguson plays even longer than his size would indicate and he may have to bully tackles early on.  He has a 10-yard burst.
3 (93) Miles Boykin WR/Notre Dame 48/2nd Round Boykin is an upside pick after just one year of high-level production, but he did draw as many pass interference calls as any receiver in this year’s draft.  Can he build on his breakout final year in school?
4 (113)

Acquired from Minnesota

Justice Hill RB/

Oklahoma State

55/2nd Round Hill has the burst to slip-and-slide in-between the tackles on gut runs.  His 4.4 speed is aided by an underrated ability to at least compete in pass protection. 
4 (123) Ben Powers OG/

Oklahoma

136/3rd Round If Powers can sustain blocks with more efficiency, then his ability to gain position can be effective in the NFL.  He excels with hand placement initially and passes off line games well.  His experience gives the team comfort he can translate to the next level.
4 (127)

Acquired from Philadelphia

Iman

Marshall

DB/USC 120/3rd Round It is hard to find cornerbacks who have started 48 games in school.  The Ravens found Marshall, who is physical enough to perhaps transition to the safety spot.  In a crowded cornerback room, he may be asked to shift to the safety spot in nickel/dime packages.
5 (160) Daylon Mack DT/Texas A&M 185/3rd Round The former five-star recruit’s big knock didn’t revolve around power or explosion at 330-plus pounds.  It basically comes down to endurance.  We think he can give the team a solid 20 snaps a game if needed and those snaps can be impactful. 
6 (197) Trace

McSorley

QB/Penn State 101/3rd Round We felt McSorley was one of the better quarterbacks in this year’s draft, but his final year at Penn State included a knee injury that affected his accuracy.  While most expect him to play a variety of roles for the team, we think he can be productive under center in at least a backup capacity.

 

Finley’s experience includes stints at two different schools. He led the ACC in completion percentage (67.4%) in 2018.

Cincinnati Bengals Notable picks: The Bengals were fixated on finding more competition along its offensive line and Williams will be asked to move back to his original spot in college, right tackle.  Sample is underrated as a receiver, but his true value comes as a blocker for a team intent on running the ball effectively.  Pratt’s foot speed will give him an opportunity to compete for a spot in DC Lou Anarumo’s schemes. Can Finley’s experience and maturity actually challenge Andy Dalton?
Round,

Selection,

Player School DN Big Board

Rank/

Grade

‘Nasty’ Take:
1 (11) Jonah Williams OT/Alabama 46/2nd Round Williams’ experience includes starts at both the right and left tackle spots.  He is an outstanding run blocker with positive bend and mobility.  After whiffing on a number of outside tackles in prior drafts, the Bengals hope to strike gold with the former ‘Tide stalwart.
2 (52) Drew

Sample

TE/

Washington

277/4th Round Sample amplified his draft stock when he ran in the low 4.7-range at 255 pounds.  He is getting better at the little things when it comes to running routes (sinking his weight, using his size, etc..).  He can play multiple spots. 
3 (72) Germaine Pratt LB/North Carolina State 223/4th Round If Pratt -a former safety- can improve his stack-and-shed, we think he can compete early for a spot.  He has had some shoulder issues in the past, but is a fine blitz threat with good ball skills to finish interception opportunities.
4 (103) Ryan Finley QB/NC State 64/2nd Round Finley’s accurate and flexible nature is demonstrated with a quick release when his feet stay quiet in the pocket.  His playing style could fit well in Zac Taylor’s offensive schemes.
4 (125)

Acquired from Denver via Houston

Renell Wren DT/Arizona State 280/4th Round Wren played his best football late in his career but was quietly productive over a two-year stretch.  He gives the teams options in terms of moving their defensive fronts. 
4 (136)

Compensatory pick acquired via Dallas

Michael

Jordan

OG/Ohio State 131/3rd Round Jordan will get the opportunity to move back to the guard spot and play alongside former Buckeye teammate and Bengals center Billy Price.  It could prove to be a winning combination for the Bengals.
6 (182) Trayveon Williams RB/

Texas A&M

71/2nd Round It is hard to find players who rush for over 1,700 yards available in the sixth round, but there were questions surrounding Williams’ true change of direction after ordinary postseason workouts.  A closer look reveals a back capable of slipping in-and-out of tight quarters with burst and power packed into a 206-pound frame.
6 (210) Deshaun Davis LB/Auburn 150/3rd Round Davis is an instinctive linebacker who fits, wraps and seeks to inflict pain on opponents.  He got knocked for a bit of stiffness in pass coverage.  He finished his career with 266 tackles and 29 tackles for losses. 
6 (211) Rodney

Anderson

RB/

Oklahoma

246/4th Round Anderson’s talent has never been in question, but his injury history is concerning.  He is a pick that could reap major rewards if he is able to stay unscathed over the next year and a half.  The former Sooner has soft hands and is good in pass protection. 
7 (223) Jordan Brown CB/South Dakota State 90/3rd Round For the team to pick up one of the draft’s better cornerbacks in terms of size and footwork is a potential heist.  Brown, an FCS All-American, trusts his instincts, tackles well enough and may be able to play multiple spots on the backend. 

Redwine (No. 22 pictured), a former cornerback, impressed teams with 4.44 speed, a 39-inch vertical jump, 10-foot-10-inch broad jump and 4.14 20-yard short shuttle at the 2019 NFL Combine.

Cleveland Browns  Notable picks: Williams and Takitaki both have question marks surrounding different aspects of their games.  Redwine has a load of talent and the former cornerback should be able to operate effectively in man coverage versus tight ends.  Mack Wilson’s eye control will determine his ultimate place on the roster, but his kickoff coverage ability will be a bonus while he develops.  An uncertain kicking situation led to the pick of Seibert, who hasn’t had a number of pressure-packed kicks on his resume’.  Forbes’ selection indicates the team is still looking for competition on the flanks of its offensive line. 
Round,

Selection,

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Rank/

Grade

‘Nasty’ Take:
2 (46) Greedy Williams CB/LSU 45/2nd Round Williams has to play more physical to survive in a division that prides itself on that style of play.  His cover skills, short memory and outstanding ball skills give him an opportunity to earn playing time opposite Denzel Ward.
3 (80) Sione Takitaki LB/BYU 191/3rd Round Although his space tackling is an issue, he did improve in pass coverage slightly as a senior.  The Browns linebacker corps features a ton of speed, hard hitters and undervalued prospects coming out of the college ranks.  Takitaki fits the bill, but his discipline in pass coverage will ultimately determine whether he can find a role.
4 (119) Sheldrick

Redwine

S/Miami (Fla.) 196/4th Round The former CB has the hip flexibility to cover most tight ends and occasionally matches up with slot WRs effectively (UNC ’18).  His skill-set is very similar to current Browns safety Damarious Randall. 
5 (155) Mack Wilson LB/Alabama 42/2nd Round Despite starring in pass coverage in 2017, Wilson’s inconsistent eye control caused a precipitous fall on draft weekend.  His pad level needs to improve stacking-and-shedding OL (see SEC Champ ’18).  We think he is one of the best kickoff cover guys in the entire 2019 NFL Draft class.
5 (170)

Acquired from New England

Austin Seibert PK/

Oklahoma

596/6th Round Seibert carries a slight right-to-left drift on some of his shorter field goals in the NFL’s extra point range (33-yd GW FG miss, Army ’18).  In addition, he has left some returnable kickoff opportunities for opponents (TCU ’18).  On the plus side, he connected on 80-percent of his career field goal attempts, has range up to about 60 yards and can even be an effective punter in a pinch.  He placed 65 punts inside the 20-yard line during school. 
6 (189) Drew Forbes OG/

SE Missouri State

N/A Forbes ran in the 4.9-range, pumped out 28 reps at 225 pounds, and posted a 30 1/2-inch vertical jump on his Pro Day.  His footwork may give him an opportunity to play the tackle spot, the position he played at in school. 
7 (221)

Acquired from

Jacksonville

Donnie Lewis CB-Nickel/Tulane 158/3rd Round Lewis was one of the more active cornerbacks in the AAC over the last two seasons.  He routinely challenged WRs in man coverage. Postseason injury issues caused him to fall in the draft. He also has experience covering in the slot.

Snell, the Steelers fourth-round selection, was a major factor for Kentucky in the fourth quarters of games. His style fits the personality of the AFC North.

Pittsburgh Steelers Notable picks: GM Kevin Colbert and his scouting department apparently came into this draft looking to increase the team’s speed at the linebacker spot and on special teams.  Bush, Gilbert and Smith go a long way towards reaching that goal. For the second straight year, the team drafted an Alabama defensive lineman on Day 3 of the draft process.  Justin Layne adds a long corner to a group really devoid of size on the edges.  If Johnson can duplicate former WR Antonio Brown’s younger years as a punt return specialist, it could amplify his role within the offense. 
Round,

Selection,

Player School DN Big Board

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‘Nasty’ Take:
1 (20)

Acquired in a trade from the Denver Broncos that sent them the 20th overall pick in the first round

Devin Bush LB/Michigan 11/1st Round Bush, our top-ranked linebacker, brings 4.43 speed and plenty of explosion to the Steelers defense.  The Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year’s mentality brings a tone-setting edge to the team’s defense. 
3 (66)

Acquired from Oakland

Diontae

Johnson

All-Purpose/Toledo 189/3rd Round Johnson’s instant nature gives the team the hope that they may have found yet another gem from the MAC.  We think he offers major upside in the return game.  The 2018 MAC Special Teams Player of the Year averaged 18.5 yards per punt return as a junior and 20.2 yards per punt return in his career (2 TDs).  He also returned two kickoffs for scores while in school. 
3 (83) Justin Layne CB/Michigan State 53/2nd Round Layne is a smooth bail-and-run corner with decent fluidity.  The former WR got better as his career went along, but his sense of urgency has to improve when playing off of wideouts.
4 (122) Benny Snell RB/

Kentucky

146/3rd Round The fourth quarter finisher will compete with James Connor to finish off games. Snell’s attitude and energetic style will be a complement to the team’s running back by committee-approach.  He finished his career with 48 touchdowns. Controlling his emotions will be a big key. 
5 (141)

Acquired from Oakland

Zach Gentry TE/Michigan 448/5th Round The former New Mexico high school four-star QB recruit didn’t develop into a prized signal-caller, but he did become one of the best tight ends in the Big Ten working from the inside-out on pass patterns. Ordinary workouts likely caused a bit of a slide, but he averaged 16.1 yards per reception for the Wolverines in 2018. 
6 (175)

Acquired from Oakland

Sutton Smith LB/Northern Illinois 143/3rd Round Smith’s impressive work in terms of flexibility gives the team hope that he can develop into an exchange linebacker.  With such a knack for rushing the passer off the edge, the hope for the Steelers is his knack for timing can develop from a number of spots.  He finished his career with 30 QB sacks and 58 tackles for losses in just 39 games. 
6 (192) Isaiah Buggs DL/Alabama 319/4th Round Buggs is an intense two-gap defender who relies on power, but he is actually more efficient with his angles as a pass rusher.  He could line up as a three-technique in some of their fronts or the inside shade defensive end in others.  He has value at this spot in the draft. 
6 (207)

Compensatory pick acquired from Arizona

Ulysees Gilbert LB/Akron 313/4th Round The Zips playmaker finished with 112 tackles in a breakout junior campaign but took a bit of a step back in 2018.  He runs in the high 4.4-to-low 4.5-range and will get plenty of opportunities as a core special teams player. 
7 (219)

Acquired from Tampa Bay

Derwin Gray OT/Maryland 368/5th Round Gray has shown that he can sit in the chair and he often plays with an offensive guard’s demeanor.  He possesses adequate length to remain on the edge, but he has to stay healthy.

Q&A with Louisiana Tech OL O’Shea Dugas: Brotherhood

Former Louisiana Tech offensive lineman O’Shea Dugas lined up all over the place for the Bulldogs in what turned out to be a very good career. We sat down with Dugas during the week of 2019 East-West Shrine practices to discuss his game and overall bullying approach to football. He also gives insight into some of his one-on-one battles with the NCAA’s all-time sack leader in teammate Jaylon Ferguson.

DN: The first thing that we wanted to ask you about is when you found out you would be coming down here what was your immediate reaction?
Dugas: Excited. Excited to get to work and show my talents.

Dugas (pictured vs. Texas A&M DT Daylon Mack in the 2019 East-West Shrine practices) often re-corrals his frame once off-balance due to his 37 1/4″ arms and 86 1/2″ wingspan. The first-team All-C-USA offensive lineman blocked for three 1,000-yard rushers in school.

DN: It seems like you’re a player that has very heavy hands, been a multi-year starter. Out here (2019 East-West Shrine practices), you’ve kinda proved to a lot of people -at least thus far this week- that your power is something that people have to contend with. What do you think about how you’ve imposed your will?
Dugas: I mean, it’s part of my game. It’s what I do. I’m trying to show it as much as I can.

DN: When you think about some of the things you wanted to work on coming into your final year, what stood out at the top of the list?
Dugas: My footwork was the number one thing on my list to get better at.

DN: Was it your short-set, your quick-set, maybe getting more vertical? From a technical perspective, what do you think you kind of centered on?
Dugas: More lateral movement. My hands were there but I wasn’t always in position with my feet so that I could use my hands how I want to.

DN: Right. Talk about the success you’ve had the last couple of years winning some bowl games.
Dugas: Unfortunately, I didn’t play in the Hawaii Bowl (2018). But the first three years going to a bowl game, it was an amazing experience. It hurt me that I wasn’t able to go to Hawaii with my team. But everything works out for the best.

DN: Your offense has been one of the more productive offenses in C-USA football. You had a guy in J’Mar (Smith) who kind of came on. How was your relationship with him and Teddy Veal, who’s come on to the program and done some good things, you’ve had a running back that got drafted last year (Boston Scott, 6th Round, 201st overall, 2018 NFL Draft, New Orleans Saints). You’ve had several running backs who’ve been productive, aside from just Boston (Kenneth Dixon, 2016 NFL Draft, 4th Round, 134th overall, Baltimore Ravens). Talk about the success of those guys.
Dugas: It’s not a surprise that those guys had an opportunity to go to the league. For us, it’s a brotherhood. That’s my brother. We love to play with each other and we give everything. I’ll lay my life down for those guys at Louisiana Tech.

DN: In terms of positional versatility, you have the ability to move to either guard spot and you’ve played some tackle. What do you feel like is your best position for the next level?
Dugas: I would say guard would be my best position at the next level. But I can go in-or-out, it doesn’t matter to me.

DN: Well, you have moved around some in school. What would you say is the toughest opponent you’ve gone against? Is there one guy at the end of your career, you’d say he was a dawg?
Dugas: I’m going to have to say my dude J-Ferguson (Jaylon Ferguson, DE-Louisiana Tech). By far, he was one of the best players that I went against.

DN: In terms of competitive streak from both of y’all, what was the one thing you kind of learned from him?
Dugas: How D-ends can switch from speed-to-power. I learned from him the different hand swipes that they do and me putting my hands in the right places.

DN: No doubt. If there is an NFL player you look up to, who would it be?
Dugas: Have to be Trent Williams (Washington Redskins).

DN: Want to thank you for your time and best of luck in this year’s draft.
Dugas: Yes sir, thank you.

DN: Thank you.

Corey Chavous, DraftNasty staff reports, 2019 East-West Shrine practices, Day 1

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 12-30-18: In-game report

The Steelers squeaked past the Bengals but it wasn’t enough to qualify for the playoffs.  Despite a 16-13 victory, a number of midseason disappointments allowed the Baltimore Ravens to walk away with the AFC North division title. DraftNasty’s Troy Jefferson gives his impressions in this in-game report:

Steelers spread attack

The Steelers employed the spread attack as its primary offensive set during the regular season and this included the season finale against the Bengals.  It allowed them to get their playmakers out in space but it did leave quarterback Ben Roethlisberger susceptible to increased pressure from four-man fronts.  Cincinnati only sacked Big Ben once, but they were able to get him off his throwing spot without blitzing while still keeping two safeties high.  With Antonio Brown out, Roethlisberger started the game by throwing seven completions to five different receivers.  A majority of these passes were wide receiver screens and slants.  As was my concern early in the season, Roethlisberger did fall back into a pattern of turning the football over, not only against the Bengals but all season long. For the game, Roethlisberger finished with one passing touchdown, one interception and 287 passing yards on 68-percent passing.  James Conner led the team with 64 rushing yards on 14 carries. As the Steelers assess their 2018 season offensively, look for them to carry over their spread principles into next year while also finding ways to cut down on the turnovers. 

Turnover differential 

Pittsburgh ranked sixth in scoring offense and were in the top ten in passing yards and rushing yards allowed.  The offensive and defensive stats tell a story of a successful season but turnovers doomed the Steelers and almost cost them their game against the Bengals.  In 2018, Pittsburgh finished with a -11 turnover differential, which ranked 28th in the NFL.  The other four teams with a worst differential than the Steelers were Arizona, Jacksonville, San Francisco and Tampa Bay, all teams who finished with losing records.  Against Cincinnati, Roethlisberger threw a pick- six to Shawn Williams, which represented the Bengals’ only touchdown for the game.  Defensively, Pittsburgh was not able to force the Bengals, who were missing wide receiver A.J. Green and quarterback Andy Dalton, into any mistakes. 

Cincinnati playmakers 

Cincinnati All-Pro wide receiver A.J. Green caught 46 passes for 694 yards and six touchdowns despite appearing in just nine games in 2018.

With A.J. Green, Tyler Boyd and Tyler Eifert out, it was evident that the Bengals just didn’t have the firepower to get players open against the Steelers.  Alex Erickson caught all six of his targets for 63 yards and was able to work over the middle but his longest catch was for just 13 yards.  The Bengals next most productive reviewer was Auden Tate, who caught one pass for 15 yards. Joe Mixon ran for 105 yards and finished with 1,168 yards on the season. The 22- year-old running back should be able to be relied upon for the long- term, but look for the Bengals to continue to try and develop their young playmakers like John Ross, a former Top 10 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. 

2018 NFL Draft Recap, pick-by-pick: AFC North

Baltimore Ravens

Hayden Hurst (No. 81 pictured) runs over tacklers in a game between the South Carolina Gamecocks and Vanderbilt Commodores at Dudley Field in Nashville, TN Photo by Thomas McEwen/Draft Nasty

Notable pick: Brown could make this a home run in the draft. If his pre-draft workouts were any indication, a simple uptick in work ethic may be in order to match his impressive on-field play. Hurst and Andrews extend the middle of the field from Day 1, as does former New Mexico State high-riser Scott.

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1 (25) Hayden

Hurst

TE-6’5 250

South Carolina 39 (2nd Round Smooth. He even spent a game tracking punts in 2016 (Georgia).   Underrated run after the catch skill.
1 (32) Trade from Philadelphia Lamar

Jackson

QB-6’2 216

Louisville 10 (1st Round) Underrated as a passer, Jackson will make tacklers miss in the NFL…too.
3 (83) Orlando

Brown

OT-6’8 345

Oklahoma 158 (3rd Round) Brown’s barrel-chested approach extended itself into the fourth quarters of games.
3 (86) Mark

Andrews

TE-6’5 256

Oklahoma 92 (3rd Round) Andrews has the ability to run routes from a flexed position and is strong enough to make contested catches.
4 (118) Anthony

Averett

CB-5’11 183

Alabama 206 (4th Round) Averett’s uncle Bryant McKinnie once played for the Ravens.
4 (122) Kenny

Young

LB-6’1 236

UCLA 187 (4th Roiund) Young’s coverage ability is reminiscent to former UCLA LB Jayon Brown (Titans).
4 (132) Jaleel

Scott

WR-6’5 218

New Mexico St. 208 (4th Round) Scott’s one-hand grab vs. Arizona State in 2017 was just one of many spectacular on-ball adjustments he made as a senior. Catch radius (34-inch arms) helps his cause.
5 (162) Jordan

Lasley

WR-6’1 203

UCLA 259 (4th Round) Lasley is a smooth receiver who balanced concentration lapses with an ability to roll speed cuts.
6 (190) DeShon

Elliott

S-6’1 210

Texas 115 (3rd Round) Elliott has some stiffness, but he reacts well breaking downhill on the ball. His eyes have been undisciplined. He has potential as a special teams cover guy.
6 (212) Greg

Senat

OT-6’5 302

Wagner 434 (5th Round) Senat brings an 84-inch wingspan and a look reminiscent to former Boise State Bronco Charles Leno coming out of school.   Leverage issues need to be corrected.
6 (215) Bradley

Bozeman

OC-6’5 317

Alabama  482 (6th Round) More of a position than drive blocker, Bozeman uses his size to win as a run blocker. A lack of foot speed is evident.
7 (238) Zach

Sieler

DE-6’6 288

Ferris State N/A Wins during the second phase of downs. His combination of size and strength could help him land a roster spot.

 

Cincinnati Bengals

Former Texas LB Malik Jefferson (No. 46 pictured) will look to break into a crowded Bengals linebacking corps.
Photo by: Corey Chavous, DraftNasty Magazine

Notable picks: Price has to be able to create more forward movement for what has been a stagnant rushing attack. In addition, his line calls will be important for a unit that struggled giving up sacks. Bates III and Jefferson will have a tough time earning playing time with a number of veterans currently on the roster. The Bengals added quality depth at a number of spots on the defensive side of the ball. Harris may be the surprise of the group.

Round,

Selection,

 

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Grade

‘Nasty’ Take:
1 (21) Billy

Price

OC-6’4 306

Ohio State 37 (2nd Round) Price’s addition will help a unit that averaged just 3.6 yards per rushing attempt in 2017.
2 (54) Jessie

Bates III

S-6’1 200

Wake Forest 18 (2nd Round) Bates III’s eye speed is elite and his ball skills are above average. His range could enhance the Bengals’ coverage packages.
3 (77) Sam

Hubbard

DE-6’5 270

Ohio State 50 (2nd Round) Hubbard has impressive change of direction (6.88 3-cone) at 270 pounds. Needs to work on developing more speed-to-power as a pass rusher.
3 (78) Malik

Jefferson

LB-6’2 236

Texas 88 (3rd Round) Jefferson- an underrated blitzer- improved his key-and-diagnose in DC Todd Orlando’s schemes.
4 (112) Mark

Walton

RB-5’10 202

Miami (Fla.) 148 (3rd Round) Walton’s ability to break tackles is aided by an ability to run routes out of the backfield.
5 (151) Davontae

Harris

CB-5’11 205

Illinois State 98 (3rd Round) This is a player who impressed at every stop of the postseason process. He will challenge for playing time either outside or inside due to his physicality.
5 (158) Andrew

Brown

DT-6’3 294

Virginia 125 (3rd Round) Brown never quite lived up to his pre-collegiate hype, but he still produced 26.5 tackles for loss in his career.
5 (170) Darius

Phillips

AP-5’10 188

Western Michigan 190 (4th Round) Phillips, an all-purpose maestro, scored 14 touchdowns five different ways in school. He needs work on his coverage techniques at corner.
7 (249) Logan

Woodside

QB-6’1 213

Toledo 402 (5th Round) Woodside’s proclivity for the big stage shined when facing teams like Miami (Fla.) in 2017. His efficiency, athleticism and moxie make for a good combination.
7 (252) Rod

Taylor

OG-6’3 320

Ole Miss 111 (3rd Round) Taylor has started at LT, RT and RG in school.   He projects inside but could be a backup at a number of spots.
7 (253) Auden

Tate

WR-6’5 228

FSU  239 (4th Round) Tate led the ACC in touchdown receptions as a senior (10), but there are questions surrounding his ability to create separation in short areas.
 

 

 

Cleveland Browns Notable pick: The Browns may have found their new lockdown cornerback in Ward (No. 12 pictured). Could he be an even better version of former Browns Pro Bowler Joe Haden? The team has now created quality depth at the cornerback spot with Ward, Howard Wilson, Boddy-Calhoun, Taylor and recent signee Travis Carrie.
Round,

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1 (1) Baker

Mayfield

QB-6’0 216

Oklahoma 54 (2nd Round) Mayfield’s mentality may be the juice that the Browns need as an organization. He will need to prove he can handle the elements.
1 (4) Denzel

Ward

CB-5’11 183

Ohio State 9 (1st Round) Ward brings immediate nickel potential from Day 1 with his level of footwork and quickness. He will need to improve playing with his back to the quarterback. Rare physical skill-set.
2 (33) Austin

Corbett

OL-6’4 310

Nevada 42 (2nd Round) Corbett- a college LT- can provide assistance at any of four offensive line spots. He is one of this draft’s smartest prospects.
2 (35) Nick

Chubb

RB-6’0 227

Georgia 26 (2nd Round) One of the SEC’s all-time best runners, Chubb will be a workhorse if he can remain healthy.
3 (67) Chad

Thomas

DE-6’5 281

Miami (Fla.) 142 (3rd Round) Thomas may eventually morph into a four-technique DE, but he already can be a factor inside on third downs for Gregg Williams’ multiple fronts.
4 (105) Antonio

Calllaway

WR-5’10 200

Florida 163 (3rd Round) Callaway has to become more consistent in his decision-making both on and off the field. Just as quick as he is fast.
5 (150) Genard

Avery

LB-6’0 248

Memphis 59 (2nd Round) Powerball player who runs over opponents.   Impressed scouts with his 4.5 speed in the postseason.
6 (175) Damion

Ratley

WR-6’3 200

Texas A&M 405 (5th Round) Ratley has 4.4 speed and is shifty after the catch. He will need to eliminate the concentration drops and speed up his release vs. bump-and-run.
6 (188) Simeon

Thomas

CB-6’3 203

Louisiana-Lafayette 625 (7th Round) Off-and-on starter whose size allows him to recover down the field. His cousin, Marvin Bracy, was a two-time All-USA selection in track & field

 

Pittsburgh Steelers Notable pick: Edmunds (No. 22 pictured) will challenge for playing time immediately and put pressure on whoever is in front of him at safety. He could very well play the role of former Steeler and current free agent Mike Mitchell.
Round,

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‘Nasty’ Take:
1 (28) Terrell

Edmunds

S-6’2 220

Virginia Tech 133 (3rd Round) Edmunds has covered the slot, played in the box, and also contributed on special teams. Impressed the Hokies’ coaching staff with his toughness playing through a shoulder injury in 2017.
2 (60) James

Washington

WR-5’11 213

Oklahoma St. 48 (2nd Round) Plays faster than he times in T-shirts and shorts. Has the length of an offensive tackle. Tracks the ball.
3 (76) Mason

Rudolph

QB-6’5 234

Oklahoma State 102 (3rd Round) Rudolph goes into a situation where he can develop behind a quarterback who is similar in size.
3 (92) Chukwuma

Okorafor

OT-6’6 320

Western Michigan 138 (3rd Round) Okorafor actually played LT when Willie Beavers was in school but he will likely project to the right side for the Steelers. He may be a better run than pass blocker.
5 (148) Marcus

Allen

S-6’2 215

Penn State 119 (3rd Round) One of college football’s best tacklers, Allen has to improve his ability to steal second base off the hash.
5 (165) Jaylen

Samuels

AP-5’11 225

NC State 95 (3rd Round) Samuels never seems to be going at a speed where he allows himself to get out of control. While it works offensively, he will need to play with more of a sense of urgency to contribute consistently on special teams.
7 (246) Joshua

Frazier

DT-6’3 321

Alabama 494 (6th Round) Frazier exhibited a powerful long-arm to post back guards and centers. He is active but too often gets tied up losing to the spot.

Q&A with Cincinnati Bengals safety Clayton Fejedelem

Long before Cincinnati Bengals safety Clayton Fejedelem made it to the NFL, he made quite a statement in his final season for the Fighting Illini.  After starring at St. Xavier (an NAIA school in Illinois), Fejedelem decided to walk-on at Illinois in the spring of 2013. In his final season in the Big Ten, he led the conference with 140 tackles. DraftNasty’s Corey Chavous caught up with the former high school wrestler during the week of the 2016 East-West Shrine game to find out what drives him day-to-day.

Corey: What’s been the best experience so far this week in terms adjusting to these players after having such a good year in the Big Ten?

Fejedelem: It’s nice coming down and getting the top players in the nation from all over the nation. So you get to kinda test your worth
against a lot more conferences, a lot more different styles of play, different offenses and it’s pretty cool.  The coolest thing coming down here was getting the opportunity to talk to all those different scouts and all the guys you’ll see in the future.

Corey:  When you look at your game and how it evolved, would you say one of the more underrated aspects was just how quick you triggered forward in some of the quick game stuff when you were in man coverage (like against Minnesota)?  Talk about your eyes and how you see things on the field.

Fejedelem: Absolutely.  I take pride in preparing myself for the game, watching the film so I get out there and it’s muscle memory.  You only need to see a few keys and you already know the play that’s coming.  I take pride in the speed that I play the game and I think that’s one of my biggest assets.

Corey:  It seemed like there was competition between you and your other safety-mate (No. 3 Taylor Barton) when it came to just getting to the football and breaking on the football.  Was there a little inter-competition between you and him?

Fejedelem:  Me and Taylor Barton are pretty good friends off the field.  In practice, we’re always messing with each other on who can get their hands on more footballs and in the game it’s no different. That’s how you get paid..so.  He came up on top with a few more interceptions than I did this year.

Corey: You had more tackles though.

Fejedelem: I had a lot more tackles. There were throwing his way because there were scared to throw my way.  That’s the reason (laughs).

Corey:  That’s what I like to hear.  Finally, you kind of remind me of one of my former teammates, the late Pat Tillman (Arizona Cardinals, 1998-01),  in your tenacity and ability to get to the football. Also in your ability to play special teams.  Who do you compare yourself to at the next level?

Fejedelem: Currently playing, probably Eric Weddle (Baltimore Ravens). He’s out there and he’ s kind of a savage.  I like his style
of play; he’s very scrappy.  If I’m going back some years, I try to model my game as kind of a hybrid Ed Reed/Brian Dawkins.
Reed’s ballhawking ability and he wasn’t afraid to stick his neck in there. And Brian Dawkins was just an overall freak.  I try to hybrid
that.

Corey: Talk about your work in the weight room. What are your expectations in the short shuttle and other testing? Your coaches have talked about you being one of the faster players on the team. Tell us a little bit about your workout numbers, some of the stuff you’ve put up and what are your goals for the postseason?

Fejedelem:  Right.  I was one of the workout warriors as our head strength coach (former Illinois head strength coach Aaron Hillman) would say. I just enjoy the grind; I really do.  I think the more you prepare yourself in the offseason the better it’s gonna be.  Even if you are the most talented player all the extra work is gonna make you that much better. I put the extra time in with the squats, the benching.  I did pretty well last summer with my 225-lb test; I’m shooting a little bit higher.  I think that test was 22 (reps); right around there.  I’m shooting for that 38-inch vertical; right around there.  And I’d like to get under a four (4.0) in the shuttle and 40 (yard dash), try to run that high 4.4.

Corey: That’s awesome man.  We just want to wish you continued success and thank you for your time. Make it to the league.

Fejedelem: Thank you.  Appreciate it.

—Corey Chavous, 2016 East-West Shrine practices