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2020 NFL Draft recap: AFC West

Denver Broncos  Notable pick: Muti was unable to stay healthy in either of his final two seasons, but the former college LT has the footwork to demand a look during training camp.
Round, Selection,
Player School DN Big Board Rank/ Grade ‘Nasty’ Take:
1 (15)
Jerry Jeudy
6’1 193
WR-Alabama
22/2nd Round Jeudy’s ability to run through the reception should immediately make him a highly targeted threat in the Broncos ever-evolving offensive scheme. QB Drew Lock is very accurate on skinny posts into the middle of the field, and that is a route (along with the quick slant) that Jeudy excelled on during school.
2 (46) K.J. Hamler
5’9 178
WR-Penn State
63/2nd Round Hamler has a different level of speed of anyone else in the Broncos receiving corps. In an attempt to get him the ball, the Nittany Lions moved him around quite a bit, but there is no doubt that the team could use him on the outside on vertical concepts. He may have gone higher if he had been able to workout for scouts prior to the draft.
3 (77) Michael Ojemudia
6’1 200
CB-Iowa
215/4th Round Ojemudia certainly increased his level of play as a senior. Since his days as a high school safety, he has always been physical. In fact, the Hawkeyes matched him on different personnel in 2018 (inside) to take advantage of his size in coverage.
3 (83) Lloyd Cushenberry
6’3 312
OC-LSU
24/2nd Round Cushenberry should be able for a job at any of the three interior line positions. Although he was our top-ranked center, there are little doubts about his ability to transition to a guard spot.
3 (95) McTelvin Agim
6’3 309
DT-Arkansas
159/3rd Round Agim started his career as a multi-dimensional DE/DT for the Razorbacks but he eventually just grew into the defensive tackle spot. His quickness and ability to gain an edge on opponents should make him a good fit as a four-technique DE for the Broncos.
4 (118)Albert Okwuegbunam
6’5 260
TE-Missouri
174/4th RoundOkwuegbunam never exactly played to his workout numbers in school, but that doesn’t mean he was not a field-stretching presence. His Red Zone productivity was evident (23 career TDs). Although he improved as a blocker, the team frequently used him more in an H-back/FB type of role within their offense. He may take targets away from Noah Fant due to his relationship with QB Drew Lock.
5 (178)Justin Strnad
6’3 238
LB-Wake Forest
190/4th Round Strnad was one of the more active LBs in the ACC the last two seasons and proved his worth in coverage. He may start out on special teams, but he could compete for a backup role in nickel packages at LB.
6 (181)Netane Muti
6’3 315
OG-Fresno State
134/3rd Round Where would Muti have gone had he been able to stay healthy in either of his final two seasons. That point is debatable, but what is not up for debate is the aggression he plays the game with down-to-down. His technical deficiencies surround a tendency to dip his head when latching.
7 (252)
Tyrie Cleveland
6’2 209
WR-Florida
249/4th Round
Cleveland flashed as a downfield threat, gunner and kickoff returner in school. His best chance to make the team will be to upend former CFL star Diontae Spencer for the KR role. It won’t be an easy task.
7 (254)
Derrick Tuszka
6’4 247
DE-OLB-North Dakota State
235/4th Round
Tuszka is effective on the move or getting out of his three-point stance. There were even times when the Bison would use him inside (DT) on third downs. His energy gives him an outside chance of making the team despite entering a crowded OLB room.
Denver Broncos first-round pick Jerry Jeudy -the 2018 Biletnikoff Award Winner- averaged 17.2 yards per reception with 26 receiving TDs in his career.
Kansas City Chiefs  Notable pick: Sneed is the type of developmental prospect that the Chiefs have traditionally loved to take over the years. His 4.37 speed will be used most effectively in man coverage. The team will need him to locate the ball down the field but his profile fits their defensive scheme.
Round, Selection,
Player School DN Big Board Rank/ Grade ‘Nasty’ Take:
1 (32) Clyde Edwards-Helaire5’7 207
RB-LSU
68/2nd Round Edwards-Helaire runs option routes, pops off of tacklers in-or-out of the box and competes in every phase of the game. The Chiefs will have a plan for his skill set.
2 (63)Willie Gay, Jr.6’2 243
LB-Mississippi State
21/2nd Round Gay, Jr. was arguably the most explosive LB in this year’s draft class. A litany of suspensions and games missed in 2019 did him no favors. The fact that he remained an integral part of nearly every special teams unit, however, speaks to his football character.
3 (96)Lucas Niang6’6 315
OT-TCU
133/3rd Round Niang is long, relatively light on his feet and aggressive. It can be argued that he was perhaps more impressive as a run blocker.
4 (138) L’Jarius Sneed6’1 192
CB-Louisiana Tech
283/4th Round Sneed didn’t look the part consistently at safety and part of that was due to an uneven feel for the position. What he did do a very good job of was competing in man coverage, which seems to be his favorite thing to do.
5 (177) Michael Danna6’2 261/
DE-Michigan, CMU
345/4th RoundDanna moved in-and-out of a number of line spots for Michigan after standing out as an edge defender at CMU. His power and explosiveness stood out in the postseason.
7 (237)Thakarius “BoPete” Keyes6’1 202/CB-Tulane220/4th RoundKeyes has length, patience and positive foot speed. DC Jack Curtis challenged him over a three-year period in loads of man-to-man coverage and he responded favorably.
Kansas City Chiefs fourth-round pick L’Jarius Sneed ran a 4.37 40-yd dash, had a 41″ VJ and went 10’11” in the broad jump at the 2020 NFL Combine. Sneed returned three of his eight career interceptions for touchdowns while at Louisiana Tech.
Las Vegas Raiders  Notable pick: If Robertson produces anywhere near the level of his collegiate productivity, then the Raiders will get at least a viable nickel back candidate. His toughness is exemplary, but his wrap tackling was inconsistent in school.
Round, Selection,
Player School DN Big Board Rank/ Grade ‘Nasty’ Take:
1 (12) Henry Ruggs III 5’11 188
WR-Alabama
43/2nd Round
Ruggs was arguably one of the better kickoff and punt cover guys in the country (17 tackles in career). Aside from starring in those roles, he stood out with his field speed on downfield routes and after the catch.
1 (19) Damon Arnette 6’0 195 
CB-Ohio State
56/2nd Round Arnette’s physical playing style didn’t dissipate while playing with a broken hand in 2019. In fact, it could be argued that he took his game to another level. His style fits that of a classic Raiders DB.
3 (80) Lynn Bowden, Jr. 5’11 203
All-Purpose Kentucky
118/3rd Round Bowden will have to be located if used in a number of ways, which may in fact be the plan in Las Vegas. If there was ever a player worth hitting the jackpot on in Round 3, then the all-purpose SEC standout fits the bill.
3 (81) Bryan Edwards 6’3 212 WR-South Carolina 61/2nd Round
While we talked about the Raiders potentially hitting the lottery in Round 3 earlier, they may have doubled down with the selection of Edwards. South Carolina’s all-time leader in receptions is smooth, fast and contains outstanding spatial awareness on the field.
3 (100) Tanner Muse 6’2 227 S-Clemson 313/5th Round
Muse was Clemson’s Special Teams Player of the Year back in 2016 and took his game to another level each year. His speed was on display when he ran down Ohio State RB J.K. Dobbins in the 2019 CFP semifinal to save a TD.
4 (109) John Simpson  6’4 321
OG-Clemson
101/3rd Round
Simpson has the burly build and overall wrestling-type background make him tough to get away from once latched. He was the first Clemson offensive lineman selected since 2014.
4 (139) Amik Robertson 5’8 187
CB-Louisiana Tech
66/2nd Round
Robertson’s production speaks for itself. During his time in Ruston, the former Bulldog notched 14 INTs (265 yds, 3 TDs) and 34 PBUs. In addition, he posted 23.5 tackles for losses.
Las Vegas Raiders first-round pick Damon Arnette was an active four-year contributor for the Buckeyes at the cornerback spot, but he also saw time at nickel back in 2019.
Los Angeles Chargers  Notable pick: The Chargers already have Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson in the fold and they typically have used a running back by committee approach. If Kelley is going to penetrate the lineup, then his ability to get the grind it out yardage is the route.
Round, Selection,
Player School DN Big Board Rank/ Grade ‘Nasty’ Take:
1 (6) Justin Herbert6’6 238
QB-Oregon
13/1st Round Herbert’s physical skills often outpaced his decision-making but he began to learn how to win the tough games as a senior. Staying in school to get more repetitions proved to be the right decision for the former Duck. Can he eventually compete with the high-octane offenses developing within the division?
1 (23)Kenneth Murray6’1 241
LB-Oklahoma
28/2nd RoundMurray improved dramatically in Alex Grinch’s defensive scheme in 2019. His discipline improved but his activity (155 tackles in 2018) largely remained the same.
4 (112)Joshua Kelley5’10 214
RB-UCLA, UC-Davis
92/3rd Round Kelley used a strong postseason to backup his solid production while at UCLA. His vision may be his strongest asset. Although he wasn’t used much in the passing game, he displays potential as a receiving threat.
5 (151)Joe Reed6’0 223 All-purpose-Virginia149/3rd Round Reed was used in the screen game to almost serve as an extra RB in 2019. This came a year after averaging nearly 19 yards per catch. His real value comes in the return game.
6 (186)Alohi Gilman5’10 202
S-Notre Dame, Navy
183/4th Round Gilman may be quicker than fast but his play speed stands out. While at Navy, he displayed tremendous timing as a blitzer. His eye speed is outstanding for the position but his effort has stood out on both the punt and kickoff cover units.
7 (220)K.J. Hill6’0 196
WR-Ohio State
194/4th Round Hill had the occasional concentration lapse, but his feel for setting up defenders is without a doubt one of his better characteristics as a route runner. He is strong enough to handle the inside duty of being a slot receiver.
After arriving from the Naval Academy, Los Angeles Chargers sixth-round pick Alohi Gilman posted 94 tackles, 3 TFLs, 2 FFs, 2 INTs and 5 PBUs for the Fighting Irish in 2018.

2020 NFL Free Agency: Team-by-team signings, live updates

The 2020 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 Jameis Winston
QB Blaine Gabbert (re-signed)
RB Peyton Barber (agreed to terms with Redskins)

WR Breshad Perriman (agreed to terms with Jets)
RT Demar Dotson
T Jerald Hawkins
T Josh Wells
G Earl Watford
G Michael Liedtke (RFA)
TE Tanner Hudson (ERFA) re-negotiated contract
TE Antony Auclair (re-signed)
WR Bryant Mitchell (re-signed)

Defensive free agents

DE Rakeem Nunez-Roches (re-signed)
DT Ndamukong Suh (re-signed)
LB Shaquil Barrett (franchised)
OLB Carl Nassib (agreed to terms with Raiders)
ILB Kevin Minter (re-signed)
LB Jason Pierre-Paul (re-signed)
OLB Sam Acho
S Andrew Adams (re-signed)
S Darian Stewart
CB Orion Stewart (ERFA)

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Placed the franchise tag on DE Shaquil Barrett, re-signed OLB/DE Jason Pierre-Paul to a two-year deal, re-negotiated TE Tanner Hudson’s contract
  • Agreed to terms with QB Tom Brady (Patriots), G Joe Haeg (Colts)
  • Re-signed WR Bryant Mitchell, DE Rakeem Nunez-Roaches, ILB Kevin Minter, S Andrew Adams, DT Ndamukong Suh, CB Ryan Smith, QB Blaine Gabbert
  • Lost OLB Carl Nassib (Raiders), DT Beau Allen (Patriots), RB Peyton Barber (Redskins), WR Breshad Perriman (Jets)
Former Patriots quarterback Tom Brady completed 61-percent of his passes a season ago for 4,057 yards, 24 touchdowns and eight interceptions.

Atlanta Falcons

Offensive free agents

G John Wetzel (re-signed)
WR Justin Hardy
RB Kenjon Barner
FB Keith Smith (re-signed)
TE Austin Hooper (agreed to terms with Cleveland Browns)
QB Matt Simms
C Wes Schweitzer (agreed to terms with Washington)
RB Brian Hill (Original-Round Tender)
G Sean Harlow

The Falcons picked up former Los Angeles Rams and 2017 AP Offensive Player of the Year Todd Gurley (No. 30 pictured). Gurley has accounted for 70 career touchdowns, including 14 in 2019.

Defensive free agents

DE Vic Beasley (agreed to terms with Titans)
DT Jack Crawford (agreed to terms with Titans)
DE Adrian Clayborn (agreed to terms with Browns)
CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson
(re-signed)
SS Kemal Ishmael
DT Tyeler Davison (re-signed)
FS J.J. Wilcox
DE Steven Means (re-signed)
SS John Cyprien
CB Jamar Taylor
DE Ra’Shede Hageman
OLB De’Vondre Campbell (agreed to terms with Cardinals)
S Sharrod Neasman (re-signed)
DT Michael Bennett (RFA)

The Falcons acquired former Ravens first-round pick Hayden Hurst, who caught 30 passes for 349 yards (11.6 YPR) and 2 TDs in 2019.

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Traded a 2020 second-round pick and a 2020 fifth-round pick to the Baltimore Ravens for TE Hayden Hurst and a 2020 fourth-round pick
  • Re-signed DT Tyeler Davison to a three-year deal, OG John Wetzel, S Sharrod Neasman, FB Keith Smith, DE Steven Means, CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson
  • Agreed to terms with OLB Dante Fowler, Jr. (Rams), RB Todd Gurley II (Rams), WR Laquon Treadwell (Vikings), G Justin McCray (Browns), ILB LaRoy Reynolds (Bengals), LB Edmond Robinson (XFL)
  • Lost TE Austin Hooper (Browns), DE Vic Beasley (Titans), lost OL Wes Schweitzer (Redskins), DE Adrian Clayborn (Browns), DT Jack Crawford (Titans)
  • Released RB Devonta Freeman, CB Desmond Trufant (agreed to terms with Lions), OT Ty Sambrailo (Titans)

Carolina Panthers

Offensive free agents

TE Greg Olsen (signed with Seattle Seahawks)
RT Daryl Williams (agreed to terms with Bills)
WR Jarius Wright
WR Chris Hogan
G Greg Van Roten (agreed to terms with Jets)
WR DeAndrew White (re-signed)
TE Dillon Gordon
QB Kyle Allen (traded to Redskins)
G Brandon Greene
G Kitt O’Brien
TE Marcus Baugh (agreed to terms with Redskins)

Defensive free agents

DT Dontari Poe (agreed to terms with Cowboys)
DE Gerald McCoy
(agreed to terms with Cowboys)
OLB Mario Addison (agreed to terms with Bills)
OLB Bruce Irvin (agreed to terms with Seahawks)
CB Ross Cockrell
FS Tre Boston
DT Vernon Butler (agreed to terms with Bills)
DT Kyle Love
CB James Bradberry (agreed to terms with New York Giants)
DT Stacy McGee
CB Javien Elliott
CB Cole Luke (ERFA)

Former Panthers cornerback James Bradberry (No. 24 pictured) agreed to terms with the New York Giants.

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Traded QB Kyle Allen to Redskins for 2020 fifth-round pick, OG Trai Turner for OT Russell Okung (Chargers)
  • Re-signed WR DeAndrew White
  • Agreed to terms with QB Teddy Bridgewater (Saints), WR Seth Roberts (Ravens), DE Steven Weatherly (Vikings), CB Juston Burris (Browns), OG John Miller (Bengals), WR Keith Kirkwood (Saints), TE Seth DeValve (Jaguars), WR-KR Pharoh Cooper (Cardinals), OLB Tahir Whitehead (Raiders), QB P.J. Walker (XFL), WR Robby Anderson (Jets), DT Zach Kerr (Cardinals)
  • Lost TE Greg Olsen (Seahawks), CB James Bradberry (Giants), DE Mario Addison (Bills), DT Gerald McCoy (Cowboys), OLB Bruce Irvin (Seahawks), DT Vernon Butler (Bills), TE Marcus Baugh (Redskins), DT Dontari Poe (Cowboys), RT Daryl Williams (Bills)
  • Released S Eric Reid, QB Cam Newton

New Orleans Saints

Offensive free agents

QB Drew Brees (re-signed)
QB Teddy Bridgewater (agreed to terms with Panthers)
G Andrus Peat (re-signed)
FB Zach Line
RT Patrick Omameh
RB Dwayne Washington
G Cameron Tom (RFA)
WR Austin Carr (RFA)
QB Taysom Hill (placed a first-round tender)
WR Keith Kirkwood (ERFA) (agreed to terms with Panthers)

Defensive free agents

OLB A.J. Klein (agreed to terms with Bills)
CB Eli Apple
CB P.J. Williams (re-signed)

SS Vonn Bell (agreed to terms with Bengals)
CB Johnson Bademosi
ILB Stephone Anthony
OLB Josh Martin
ILB Manti Te’o
FS D.J. Swearinger(re-signed)
DT David Onyemata (re-signed)
DE Noah Spence (re-signed)
CB Justin Hardee (re-signed)

SS J.T. Gray (ERFA)

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Placed a first-round tender on QB Taysom Hill, re-signed QB Drew Brees to a two-year deal, DT David Onyemata to a three-year deal, OL Andrus Peat to a five-year deal, CB Justin Hardee, FS D.J. Swearinger, DE Noah Spence, CB P.J. Williams
  • Lost QB Teddy Bridgewater (Panthers), OLB A.J. Klein (Bills), WR Keith Kirkwood (Panthers), SS Vonn Bell (Bengals)
  • Agreed to terms with LS Zach Wood on a four-year deal, S Malcolm Jenkins (Eagles), WR Emmanuel Sanders (49ers), FB Michael Burton (Redskins)

NFC North

Minnesota Vikings

Offensive free agents

G Rashod Hill (re-signed)
QB Sean Mannion (re-signed)
LT Dakota Dozier (re-signed)
RB Ameer Abdullah (re-signed)
C Brett Jones (re-signed)
WR Laquon Treadwell
(agreed to terms with Falcons)
FB C.J. Ham (re-signed)

Defensive free agents

DE Everson Griffen
CB Trae Waynes (agreed to terms with Cincinnati)
SS Anthony Harris (franchise tagged)
SS Andrew Sendejo (agreed to terms with Cleveland)
CB Mackensie Alexander (agreed to terms with Cincinnati)
OLB Kentrell Brothers
S Jayron Kearse (agreed to terms with Lions)
DE Stephen Weatherly (agreed to terms with Panthers)

OLB Eric Wilson (RFA) (Second-Round Tender)
CB Marcus Sherels

Special teams free agents

PK Dan Bailey (re-signed)

The Minnesota Vikings traded wide receiver Stefon Diggs to the Buffalo Bills after he posted career-highs in receiving yards (1,130) and yards per reception (17.9) in 2019.

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Traded WR Stefon Diggs and a 2020 seventh-round pick to the Buffalo Bills for a 2020 first-round pick, 2020 fifth-round pick, 2020 sixth-round pick and a 2021 fourth-round pick.
  • Re-signed QB Kirk Cousins to a two-year extension, RB C.J. Ham, P Britton Colquitt, K Dan Bailey, QB Sean Mannion, G Rashod Hill, C Brett Jones, LT Dakota Dozier, RB Ameer Abdullah
  • Placed the franchise tag on SS Anthony Harris, placed second round tender on OLB Eric Wilson
  • Agreed to terms with DT Michael Pierce (Ravens), WR Tajae Sharpe (Titans), DE Anthony Zettel (49ers)
  • Lost CB Trae Waynes (Bengals), CB Mackensie Alexander (Bengals), DE Stephen Weatherly (Panthers), DT Linval Joseph (Chargers), SS Andrew Sendejo (Browns), WR Laquon Treadwell (Falcons)
  • Released CB Xavier Rhodes (Colts), TE David Morgan

Detroit Lions

Offensive free agents

WR Jermaine Kearse
TE Logan Thomas (agreed to terms with Redskins)
G Graham Glasgow (agreed to terms with Denver)

RB J.D. McKissic (agreed to terms with Redskins)
QB Jeff Driskel (agreed to terms with Broncos)
OT Ricky Wagner (agreed to terms with Green Bay)

Defensive free agents

DT Damon Harrison
DT Mike Daniels
SS Tavon Wilson
CB Rashaan Melvin (agreed to terms with Jaguars)
DT A’Shawn Robinson
(agreed to terms with Rams)
S Miles Killebrew (re-signed)
DT Darius Kilgo
DE Jamie Meder
CB Michael Ford (ERFA)
CB Dee Virgin (ERFA)
LB Devon Kennard (agreed to terms with Cardinals)

Former Philadelphia Eagles OL Halapoulivaati Vaitai agreed to terms with the Lions on a five-year deal. He started 20 games for the Eagles in four seasons.

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Agreed to terms with QB Chase Daniel (Bears) on a three-year deal, OL Halapoulivaati Vaitai (Eagles) on a five-year deal, LB Jamie Collins (Patriots), C Ted Karras (Patriots), DT Nick Williams (Bears), CB Desmond Trufant (Falcons), DT Danny Shelton (Patriots), S Jayron Kearse (Vikings), CB Tony McRae (Bengals), WR Geremy Davis (Chargers), ILB Reggie Ragland (Chiefs), OLB Elijah Lee (49ers), WR Geronimo Allison (Packers)
  • Re-signed S Miles Killebrew, WR Danny Amendola, T Oday Aboushi
  • Lost OG Graham Glasgow (Broncos), OT Ricky Wagner (Packers), OLB Devon Kennard (Cardinals), RB JD McKissic (Redskins), QB Jeff Driskel (Broncos), DT A’shawn Robinson (Rams), TE Logan Thomas (Redskins), CB Rashaan Melvin (Jaguars)
  • Team acquired S Duron Harmon from the Patriots, traded CB Darius Slay to the Philadelphia Eagles for a 2020 third-round pick and a 2020 fifth-round pick

Green Bay Packers

Offensive free agents

OT Bryan Bulaga (agreed to terms with the Los Angeles Chargers)
RT Jared Veldheer
WR Geronimo Allison (agreed to terms with Lions)
TE Marcedes Lewis (re-signed)
WR Ryan Grant
FB Dan Vitale (agreed to terms with New England)
FB Malcolm Johnson (RFA)
TE Robert Tonyan, Jr. (ERFA)
WR Jake Kumerow (ERFA)
G John Leglue (ERFA)

Defensive free agents

CB Tramon Williams
OLB Kyler Fackrell (agreed to terms with the Giants)
ILB B.J. Goodson (agreed to terms with the Browns)
SS Ibraheim Campbell
ILB Blake Martinez (agreed to terms with the Giants)
CB Chandon Sullivan (ERFA)
DE Tyler Lancaster (ERFA)
FS Will Redmond (ERFA) (re-signed)

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes

  • Agreed to terms with LB Christian Kirksey (Browns), OT Ricky Wagner (Lions), WR Devin Funchess (Colts)
  • Re-signed TE Marcedes Lewis, FS Will Redmond
  • Lost OT Bryan Bulaga (Chargers), TE Jimmy Graham (Bears), ILB Blake Martinez (Giants), OLB Kyler Fackrell (Giants), LB BJ Goodson (Browns), FB Dan Vitale (Patriots), WR Geronimo Allison (Lions)

Chicago Bears

Offensive free agents

WR Taylor Gabriel
QB Chase Daniel (agreed to terms with Lions)
TE Bradley Sowell
G Ted Larsen
LT Cornelius Lucas (agreed to terms with Redskins)
RT T.J. Clemmings
RT Rashaad Coward
TE J.P. Holtz

Defensive free agents

CB Prince Amukamara
ILB Danny Trevathan (re-signed)
FS HaHa Clinton-Dix (agreed to terms with Cowboys)
S Sherrick McManis
OLB Aaron Lynch, OLB Devante Bond
DT Nick Williams (agreed to terms with Lions)
OLB Kevin Pierre-Louis (agreed to terms with Redskins)
DE Brent Urban (re-signed)
S DeAndre Houston-Carson (re-signed)
ILB Nick Kwiatkoski (agreed to terms with Raiders)
S Deon Bush (re-signed)
DT Roy Robertson-Harris (RFA) (Second-Round Tender)
LB Isaiah Irving

Nick Foles under center for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Bears acquired former Jaguars QB Nick Foles, who is 26-22 in his career as a starter.

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Agreed to terms with TE Jimmy Graham (Packers) to a two-year deal, TE Demetrius Harris (Browns), DE Robert Quinn (Cowboys) on a five-year deal, CB Artie Burns (Steelers), S Jordan Lucas (Chiefs), OLB Barkevious Mingo (Texans), RT Germain Ifedi (Seahawks)
  • Re-signed S Deon Bush, ILB Danny Trevathan, DE Brent Urban, S DeAndre Houston-Carson
  • Placed a second-round tender on DT Roy Robertson-Harris
  • Released former first-round pick OLB Leonard Floyd (Rams), lost QB Chase Daniel (Lions), DT Nick Williams (Lions), OLB Kevin Pierre-Louis (Redskins), ILB Nick Kwiatkoski (Raiders), LT Cornelius Lucas (Redskins), FS HaHa Clinton-Dix (Cowboys)
  • Team traded a 2020 fourth-round pick for QB Nick Foles (Jaguars)

NFC East

Washington Redskins

Offensive free agents

TE Jordan Reed
WR Paul Richardson
G Brandon Scherff
TE Vernon Davis (retired)
RB Chris Thompson
QB Case Keenum (agreed to terms with Browns)
G Ereck Flowers (agreed to terms with Dolphins)
QB Colt McCoy (agreed to terms with Giants)
RT Donald Penn
C Tony Bergstrom
FB Michael Burton (agreed to terms with Saints)
RB Wendell Smallwood
TE Jerome Cunningham (RFA)
QB Josh Woodrum (ERFA)

Defensive free agents

CB Josh Norman (agreed to terms with Bills)
CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
ILB Jon Bostic (re-signed)
CB Aaron Colvin
DE Nate Orchard (re-signed)
SS Kenny Ladler
DE Treyvon Hester
DE Chris Odom
DE Caleb Brantley (re-signed)
DE Myles Humphrey

Former Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Kendall Fuller (No. 23 pictured) is returning to the team that drafted him in the third round (84th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft.

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes

  • Traded CB Quinton Dunbar to Seahawks for 2020 fifth-round pick, acquired QB Kyle Allen from Panthers for 2020 fifth-round pick
  • Agreed to terms with CB Kendall Fuller (Chiefs), OL Wes Schweitzer (Falcons), LB Thomas Davis (Chargers), OLB Kevin Pierre-Louis (Bears), S Sean Davis (Steelers), RB JD McKissic (Lions), TE Logan Thomas (Lions), LT Cornelius Lucas (Bears), TE Marcus Baugh (Panthers), RB Peyton Barber (Buccaneers), TE Richard Rodgers (Eagles), WR Cody Latimer (Giants), CB Ronald Darby (Eagles)
  • Re-signed DE Nate Orchard, ILB Jon Bostic, DE Caleb Brantley
  • Lost QB Case Keenum (Browns), OG Ereck Flowers (Dolphins), QB Colt McCoy (Giants), FB Michael Burton (Saints)
  • Released CB Josh Norman (Bills) and TE Vernon Davis retired

New York Giants

Offensive free agents

RT Mike Remmers (agreed to terms with Chiefs)
WR Cody Latimer (agreed to terms with Redskins)
K Aldrick Rosas
WR Russell Shepard
RB Javorius Allen
TE Scott Simonson
WR Corey Coleman (resigned)
C Jon Halapio (RFA)
FB Elijhaa Penny (re-signed)
WR Cody Core
WR Amba Etta-Tawo (ERFA)

Defensive free agents

ILB Alec Ogletree
OLB Kareem Martin OLB
DE Leonard Williams (placed the franchise tag)
OLB Markus Golden
FS Michael Thomas
CB Antonio Hamilton (agreed to terms with the Chiefs)
ILB David Mayo (re-signed)
ILB Deone Bucannon
ILB Devante Downs (RFA)

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Agreed to terms with LB Blake Martinez (Packers) on a three-year deal, TE Levine Toilolo (49ers), CB James Bradberry (Panthers), OLB Kyler Fackrell (Packers), RB Dion Lewis (Titans)
  • Agreed to terms with T Cameron Fleming (Cowboys), FS Nate Ebner (Patriots), QB Colt McCoy (Redskins), DT Austin Johnson (Titans). TE Eric Tomlinson (Raiders)
  • Placed the franchise tag on DL Leonard Williams, re-signed ILB David Mayo, FB Elijhaa Penny, WR Corey Coleman
  • Lost RT Mike Remmers (Chiefs), CB Antonio Hamilton (Chiefs), WR Cody Latimer (Redskins)

Dallas Cowboys

Offensive free agents

WR Amari Cooper (re-signed)
WR Randall Cobb (agreed to terms with Texans)
TE Jason Witten (agreed to terms with Raiders)
WR Tavon Austin
G Xavier Su’a-Filo (agreed to terms with Bengals)
QB Dak Prescott (exclusive rights franchise tag)
TE Blake Jarwin (re-signed)
QB Cooper Rush (Original-Round Tender)

Defensive free agents

DE Michael Bennett
DE Robert Quinn (agreed to terms with Bears)
OLB Sean Lee (re-signed)
DT Christian Covington
CB Byron Jones (agreed to terms with Dolphins)
SS Jeff Heath (agreed to terms with Raiders)
ILB Joe Thomas (re-signed)
DE Kerry Hyder (agreed to terms with 49ers)
OLB Malcolm Smith
DT Maliek Collins (agreed to terms with Raiders)
ILB Ray-Ray Armstrong
FS Darian Thompson (re-signed)
OLB Justin March (re-signed)

CB C.J. Goodwin (re-signed)
DT Daniel Ross (agreed to terms with Raiders)
CB Anthony Brown (re-signed)
S Kavon Frazier
DT Antwaun Woods (ERFA)

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Placed the exclusive rights franchise tag on QB Dak Prescott, re-signed WR Amari Cooper on a five-year deal, CB Anthony Brown, K Kai Forbath, ILB Joe Thomas, OLB Justin March, CB C.J. Goodwin, OLB Sean Lee, FS Darian Thompson, TE Blake Jarwin
  • Agreed to terms with Gerald McCoy (Panthers), CB Maurice Canady (Jets), FS HaHa Clinton-Dix (Bears), DT Dontari Poe (Panthers), TE Blake Bell (Chiefs), K Greg Zuerlein (Rams)
  • Lost DE Robert Quinn (Bears), CB Byron Jones (Dolphins), WR Randall Cobb (Texans), TE Jason Witten (Raiders), SS Jeff Heath (Raiders), CB Donovan Olumba (Browns), DE Kerry Hyder (49ers), DT Daniel Ross (Raiders)
  • Lost T Cameron Fleming (Giants), DT Maliek Collins (Raiders), G Xavier Su’a-Filo (Bengals)

Philadelphia Eagles

Offensive free agents

LT Jason Peters
QB Nate Sudfeld (re-signed)
WR Nelson Agholor (agreed to terms with Raiders)
QB Josh McCown
RB Darren Sproles
TE Richard Rodgers (agreed to terms with Redskins)
RB Jordan Howard (agreed to terms with Dolphins)
G Halapoulivaati Vaitai (agreed to terms with Lions)
RB Corey Clement (RFA)

Defensive free agents

FS Malcolm Jenkins (agreed to terms with Saints)
OLB Nigel Bradham
FS Rodney McLeod (re-signed)
CB Ronald Darby (agreed to terms with Redskins)
DE Vinny Curry
DT Timmy Jernigan (agreed to terms with Texans)
DT Hassan Ridgeway (re-signed)
OLB Kamu Grugier-Hill (agreed to terms with Dolphins)
CB Jalen Mills (re-signed)
CB Craig James (ERFA)

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Agreed to terms with DL Javon Hargrave (Steelers) on a three-year deal, ILB Jatavis Brown (Chargers), S Will Parks (Broncos), CB Nickell Robey-Coleman (Rams)
  • Re-signed FS Rodney McLeod to a two-year deal, CB Jalen Mills, QB Nate Sudfeld, DT Hassan Ridgeway
  • Traded a 2020 third-round pick and a 2020 fifth-round pick to the Detroit Lions for CB Darius Slay
  • Lost OL Halapoulivaati Vaitai (Lions), RB Jordan Howard (Dolphins), OLB Kamu Grugier-Hill (Dolphins), S Malcolm Jenkins (Saints), WR Nelson Agholor (Raiders), TE Richard Rodgers (Redskins), CB Ronald Darby (Redskins), DT Timmy Jernigan (Texans)

NFC West

San Francisco 49ers

Offensive free agents

WR Emmanuel Sanders (agreed to terms with Saints)
C Ben Garland (re-signed)
TE Levine Toilolo (agreed to terms with Giants)
WR Jordan Matthews
RB Matt Breida (RFA) (Second-Round Tender)
WR Kendrick Bourne (RFA) (Second-Round Tender)

Defensive free agents

FS Jimmie Ward (re-signed)
CB Jason Verrett
DE Arik Armstead (re-signed)
DE Damontre Moore
CB Dontae Johnson
DT Sheldon Day (agreed to terms with Colts)
DE Anthony Zettel (agreed to terms with Vikings)
DE Ronald Blair (re-signed)
OLB Elijah Lee (agreed to terms with Lions)
DT Ethan Westbrooks

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Traded DL DeForest Buckner to the Indianapolis Colts for the 13th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, re-signed DE Arik Armstead to a five-year deal, FS Jimmie Ward to a three-year deal, G Shon Coleman, C Ben Garland, DE Ronald Blair
  • Agreed to terms with G Tom Compton (Jets), ILB Joe Walker (Cardinals) DE Kerry Hyder (Cowboys), WR Travis Benjamin (Chargers)
  • Placed second-round tender on RB Matt Breida, WR Kendrick Bourne
  • Lost TE Levine Toilolo (Giants), WR Emmanuel Sanders (Saints), DE Anthony Zettel (Vikings), DT Sheldon Day (Colts), OLB Elijah Lee (Lions)

Los Angeles Rams

Offensive free agents

LT Andrew Whitworth (re-signed)
QB Blake Bortles
WR Jojo Natson (agreed to terms with Browns)
WR Mike Thomas (agreed to terms with Bengals)
G Austin Blythe (re-signed)
TE Johnny Mundt (tendered as ERFA)
C Coleman Shelton (tendered as ERFA)

Defensive free agents

OLB Dante Fowler, Jr. (agreed to terms with Falcons)
DT Michael Brockers (re-signed)
CB Nickell Robey-Coleman (agreed to terms with Eagles)
ILB Cory Littleton (agreed to terms with Raiders)
ILB Bryce Hager
DE Morgan Fox (RFA)
S Donte Deayon (re-signed)
S Marqui Christian (agreed to terms with Jets)
OLB Josh Carraway (ERFA)

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Tendered TE Johnny Mundt (ERFA), C Coleman Shelton (ERFA), re-signed LT Andrew Whitworth, G Austin Blythe, DT Michael Brockers, S Donte Deayon
  • Agreed to terms with OLB Leonard Floyd (Bears), DT A’Shawn Robinson (Lions)
  • Lost ILB Cory Littleton (Raiders), S Marqui Christian (Jets), CB Nickell Robey-Coleman (Eagles), OLB Dante Fowler, Jr. (Falcons), WR Mike Thomas (Bengals), K Greg Zuerlein (Cowboys)
  • Released RB Todd Gurley (Falcons), OLB Clay Matthews, Jr.

Seattle Seahawks

Offensive free agents

G Mike Iupati
RT Germain Ifedi (agreed to terms with Bears)
WR Josh Gordon
WR Jaron Brown
RB Marshawn Lynch
RB Robert Turbin
QB Geno Smith
TE Luke Willson (re-signed)
RB C.J. Prosise
C Joey Hunt (Original-Round Tender)
OT George Fant (agreed to terms with Jets)
WR David Moore (Original-Round Tender)
TE Jacob Hollister (placed a second-round tender)
G Jordan Roos
WR Malik Turner
TE Tyrone Swoopes

Defensive free agents

DE Jadeveon Clowney
DE Ezekiel Ansah
OLB Mychal Kendricks
DT Al Woods (agreed to terms with Jaguars)
DE Quinton Jefferson (agreed to terms with Bills)
CB Akeem King
DT Jarran Reed (re-signed)
CB Neiko Thorpe
OLB Dekoda Watson
DE Branden Jackson (Original-Round Tender)
CB Kalan Reed
FS Ryan Neal (ERFA)
CB Jeremy Boykins (ERFA)
DT Bryan Mone (ERFA)

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Traded a 2020 fifth-round pick to the Redskins for CB Quinton Dunbar
  • Agreed to terms with OT Brandon Shell (Jets), OT Cedric Ogbuehi (Bengals), G BJ Finney (Steelers), TE Greg Olsen (Panthers), OLB Bruce Irvin (Panthers), WR Phillip Dorsett (Patriots), DE Benson Mayowa (Raiders)
  • Re-signed DT Jarran Reed to a two-year deal, TE Luke Wilson
  • Placed a second-round tender on TE Jacob Hollister
  • Lost OT George Fant (Jets), DE Quinton Jefferson (Bills), DT Al Woods (Jaguars), RT Germain Ifedi (Bears)

Arizona Cardinals

Offensive free agents

RT Marcus Gilbert (resigned)
TE Charles Clay
G Max Garcia (re-signed)
C A.Q. Shipley
QB Brett Hundley (re-signed)
RT Jordan Mills
RB Kenyan Drake (placed transition tag)
WR Damiere Byrd (agreed to terms with the Patriots)
WR Pharoh Cooper (agreed to terms with Panthers)
RB D.J. Foster (re-signed)
K Zane Gonzalez (placed second-round tender)

Defensive free agents

DE Rodney Gunter (agreed to terms with Jaguars)
OLB Brooks Reed
DE Clinton McDonald
OLB Cassius Marsh (agreed to terms with Jaguars)
FS Josh Shaw
DE Jonathan Bullard (re-signed)
SS Chris Banjo (re-signed)
DT Zach Kerr (agreed to terms with Panthers)
CB Brandon Williams
S Charles Washington (re-signed)
ILB Joe Walker (agreed to terms with 49ers)

CB Kevin Peterson

Former Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (No. 10 pictured) had 31 games of more than 70 receiving yards over the last three seasons (2017-19).

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Traded RB David Johnson and a 2020 second-round pick to the Houston Texans for WR DeAndre Hopkins and a fourth-round pick
  • Placed the transition tag on RB Kenyan Drake, agreed to terms with DT Jordan Phillips (Bills), OLB Devon Kennard (Lions), LB De’Vondre Campbell (Falcons), DT Trevon Coley (Colts)
  • Re-signed QB Brett Hundley, SS Chris Banjo, DE Jonathan Bullard, G Max Garcia, S Charles Washington, RB D.J. Foster, RT Marcus Gilbert
  • Lost WR Damiere Byrd (Patriots), DE Rodney Gunter (Jaguars), WR Pharoh Cooper (Panthers), ILB Joe Walker (49ers), OLB Cassius Marsh (Jaguars), DT Zach Kerr (Panthers)

AFC South

Tennessee Titans

Offensive free agents

TE Delanie Walker
QB Marcus Mariota (agreed to terms with Raiders)
RB Dion Lewis (agreed to terms with Giants)
RT Jack Conklin (agreed to terms with Browns)
G Kevin Pamphile
RT Dennis Kelly (re-signed)
RB Derrick Henry (placed exclusive rights franchise tag)
RB David Fluellen (RFA)
WR Darius Jennings (agreed to terms with Chargers)
TE MyCole Pruitt (re-signed)
WR Tajae Sharpe (agreed to terms with Vikings)

Defensive free agents

CB Logan Ryan
DE Cameron Wake
ILB Wesley Woodyard
ILB Daren Bates
CB Chris Milton (resigned)
ILB Kamalei Correa (re-signed)
DT Austin Johnson (agreed to terms with Giants)
CB Tramaine Brock
CB LeShaun Sims (agreed to terms with Bengals)
CB Tye Smith (RFA)

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Re-signed QB Ryan Tannehill to a four-year deal, RT Dennis Kelly, TE MyCole Pruitt, CB Chris Milton, ILB Kamalei Correa and placed the exclusive rights franchise tag on RB Derrick Henry,
  • Agreed to terms with DE Vic Beasley (Falcons) on a one-year deal, ILB Nick Dzubnar (Chargers), DT Jack Crawford (Falcons), T Ty Sambrailo (Falcons)
  • Lost QB Marcus Mariota (Raiders), OT Jack Conklin (Browns), RB Dion Lewis (Giants), WR Tajae Sharpe (Vikings), DT Austin Johnson (Giants), CB LeShaun Sims (Bengals), WR Darius Jennings (Chargers)
  • Team traded DT Jurrell Casey to Broncos for a 2020 seventh-round pick

Houston Texans

Offensive free agents

RB Lamar Miller
QB A.J. McCarron (re-signed)
RB Carlos Hyde
TE Darren Fells (re-signed)
QB Joe Webb
RB Taiwan Jones (agreed to terms with Bills)

Defensive free agents

ILB Dylan Cole (original round tender)
CB Johnathan Joseph
CB Vernon Hargreaves (re-signed)
OLB Barkevious Mingo (agreed to terms with Bears)
SS Jahleel Addae
FS Mike Adams
OLB Tyrell Adams (re-signed)
DT D.J. Reader (agreed to terms with Bengals)
CB Phillip Gaines

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Traded WR DeAndre Hopkins and a 2020 fourth-round pick to the Arizona Cardinals in exchange for a 2020 second-round pick, a 2021 fourth-round pick and RB David Johnson
  • Agreed to terms with S Eric Murray (Browns), S Jaylen Watkins (Chargers), WR Randall Cobb (Cowboys), RT Brett Qvale (Jets), DT Timmy Jernigan (Eagles)
  • Re-signed CB Bradley Roby to a three-year deal, T Roderick Johnson, QB A.J. McCarron, TE Darren Fells, OLB Tyrell Adams. CB Vernon Hargreaves
  • Lost DT D.J. Reader (Bengals), RB Taiwan Jones (Bills), OLB Barkevious Mingo (Bears)

Jacksonville Jaguars

Offensive free agents

G Tyler Shatley (re-signed)
LT Cedric Ogbuehi (agreed to terms with Seahawks)
RT Benjamin Ijalana
TE Nick O’Leary (agreed to terms with Raiders)
TE Ben Koyack
TE Seth Devalve (agreed to terms with Panthers)
G Brandon Thomas (ERFA)
RB Devante Mays (ERFA)
WR Keelan Cole (RFA) (Second-Round Tender)
RB Alfred Blue

Defensive free agents

ILB Jake Ryan
DT Akeem Spence
OLB Najee Goode
ILB D.J. Alexander
ILB Preston Brown
DT Carl Davis (RFA)
ILB Donald Payne (RFA)
OLB James Onwualu (RFA)
ILB Austin Calitro (ERFA)
DE Yannick Ngakoue (placed the franchise tag)

Former Browns 2017 Pro Bowl LB Joe Schobert should be a welcome addition to the Jaguars defense. He has posted over 100 tackles in each of his last three seasons (seven forced fumbles). Schobert had four interceptions for the Browns in 2019.

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Traded DL Calais Campbell to the Baltimore Ravens in exchange for a 2020 fifth-round pick and QB Nick Foles to Chicago Bears for a 2020 fourth-round pick, placed the franchise tag on DE Yannick Ngakoue, placed second-round tender on WR Keelan Cole
  • Agreed to terms with LB Joe Schobert (Browns), DE Rodney Gunter (Cardinals), OLB Cassius Marsh (Cardinals), CB Rashaan Melvin (Lions), DT Al Woods (Seahawks), TE Tyler Eifert (Browns)
  • Re-signed G Tyler Shatley and LB Lerentee McCray
  • Lost LT Cedric Ogbuehi (Seahawks), TE Seth DeValve (Panthers), TE Nick O’Leary (Raiders)

Indianapolis Colts

Offensive free agents

WR Devin Funchess (agreed to terms with Packers)
TE Eric Ebron (agreed to terms with the Pittsburgh Steelers)
WR Chester Rogers
WR Dontrelle Inman
RT Le’Raven Clark (re-signed)
G Josh Andrews (agreed to terms with Jets)
RB Jonathan Williams
G Joe Haeg (agreed to terms with Buccaneers)
WR Marcus Johnson
WR Daurice Fountain (ERFA)

Defensive free agents

DE Jabaal Sheard
FS Clayton Geathers
FS Isaiah Johnson
S Briean Boddy-Calhoun
DT Trevon Coley (agreed to terms with Cardinals)
S Kai Nacua (ERFA)
S Rolan Milligan (re-signed)

Quarterback Philip Rivers has thrown for over 4,000 yards in 11 of his 16 NFL campaigns.

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Traded the 13th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft to the San Francisco 49ers for DT DeForest Buckner, making him second highest paid DT behing Aaron Donald
  • Re-signed S Rolan Milligan
  • Agreed to terms with QB Philip Rivers (Chargers), re-signed OT Anthony Castonzo to an extension, OT Le’Raven Clark, CB Xavier Rhodes (Vikings), DT Sheldon Day (49ers), CB Travis Carrie (Browns)
  • Lost TE Eric Ebron (Steelers), G Joe Haeg (Buccaneers), G Josh Andrews (Jets), QB Brian Hoyer (Patriots), WR Devin Funchess (Packers), DT Trevon Coley (Cardinals)
  • Released QB Brian Hoyer (agreed to terms with Patriots), CB Pierre Desir (agreed to terms with Jets)

AFC North

Baltimore Ravens

Offensive free agents

WR Seth Roberts (agreed to terms with Panthers)
WR Chris Moore (re-signed)
G Parker Ehinger (ERFA)
C Hroniss Grasu C
C Matt Skura (Original-Round Tender)
RB Gus Edwards (ERFA)
G Randin Crecelius (ERFA)
RT Andre Smith (re-signed)

Defensive free agents

CB Jimmy Smith
SS Tony Jefferson
CB Brandon Carr
DT Michael Pierce (agreed to terms with Vikings)
ILB Patrick Onwuasor (agreed to terms with Jets)
SS Anthony Levine (r-signed)
OLB Pernell McPhee
DT Domata Peko
ILB Josh Bynes (agreed to terms with Bengals)
S Jordan Richards (re-signed)
SS Brynden Trawick
DT Justin Ellis (re-signed)
DT Jihad Ward (re-signed)
S Fish Smithson (ERFA)

New Baltimore Ravens defensive lineman Calais Campbell (No. 93 pictured) has gotten better with age. In his last three seasons, Campbell has 30.5 of his 88 career quarterback sacks.

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Traded a 2020 fifth-round pick to the Jacksonville Jaguars for DL Calais Campbell, DE Chris Wormley and a 2021 seventh-round pick to the Pittsburgh Steelers for a 2020 fifth-round pick
  • Traded TE Hayden Hurst and a 2020 fourth-round pick to the Atlanta Falcons for a 2020 second-round pick and a 2020 fifth-round pick
  • Re-signed DE Jihad Ward, DT Justin Ellis, RT Andre Smith, CB Jimmy Smith, SS Anthony Levine, WR Chris Moore
  • Placed the franchise tag on DE Matthew Judon and agreed to terms with DE Derek Wolfe (Broncos)
  • Lost DT Michael Pierce (Vikings), WR Seth Roberts (Panthers), ILB Josh Bynes (Bengals), ILB Patrick Onwuasor (Jets)
  • Released OL James Hurst

Cleveland Browns

Offensive free agents

TE Demetrius Harris (agreed to terms with Bears)
LT Greg Robinson
G Eric Kush (agreed to terms with Raiders)
QB Drew Stanton
WR Rashard Higgins
RB Kareem Hunt (placed a second-round tender)
G Justin McCray (agreed to terms with Falcons)
TE Ricky Seals-Jones (agreed to terms with Chiefs)
WR Khadarel Hodge
RB Dontrell Hilliard
TE Pharaoh Brown

Defensive free agents

ILB Christian Kirksey (agreed to terms with Packers)
CB Travis Carrie (agreed to terms wit Colts)
ILB Adarius Taylor
FS Damarious Randall (agreed to terms with Raiders)
ILB Joe Schobert (agreed to terms with Jaguars)
FS Eric Murray (agreed to terms with Texans)
CB Juston Burris (agreed to terms with Panthers)
DE Bryan Cox Jr (RFA)

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Agreed to terms with TE Austin Hooper (Falcons) on a four-year deal, OT Jack Conklin (Titans), ILB BJ Goodson (Packers), SS Karl Joseph (Raiders), QB Case Keenum (Redskins), DT Andrew Billings (Bengals), WR Jojo Natson (Rams), S Andrew Sendejo (Vikings), CB Kevin Johnson (Bills), CB Donovan Olumba (Cowboys), Adrian Clayborn (Falcons), C Evan Brown (Dolphins)
  • Placed a second-round tender on RB Kareem Hunt
  • Lost FS Eric Murray (Texans), ILB Christian Kirksey (Packers), ILB Joe Schobert (Jaguars), CB Juston Burris (Panthers), TE Demetrius Harris (Bears), G Eric Kush (Raiders), G Justin McCray (Falcons), CB Travis Carrie (Colts), FS Damarious Randall (Raiders), TE Ricky Seals-Jones (Chiefs)
  • Released FS Morgan Burnett

Cincinnati Bengals

Offensive free agents

WR A.J. Green (placed the franchise tag)
TE Tyler Eifert (agreed to terms with Jaguars)
G John Jerry
G Alex Redmond (RFA) (Original-Round Tender)
TE Cethan Carter (RFA) (Original-Round Tender)

Defensive free agents

CB Darqueze Dennard
DE Kerry Wynn
ILB LaRoy Reynolds (agreed to terms with Falcolns)
OLB Nick Vigil (agreed to terms with Chargers)
DT Andrew Billings (agreed to terms with Browns)
S Brandon Wilson (Original-Round Tender)
DT Josh Tupou (Original-Round Tender)
CB Tony McRae (agreed to terms with Lions)
CB Torry McTyer (re-signed)
CB Greg Mabin (re-signed)
ILB Hardy Nickerson, Jr.
S Clayton Fejedelem (agreed to terms with Dolphins)
DT Niles Scott

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Placed the franchise tag on WR A.J. Green, agreed to terms with DT DJ Reader (Texans) on a four-year deal, CB Trae Waynes (Vikings), CB Mackensie Alexander (Vikings), OG Xavier Su’a-Filo (Cowboys), WR Mike Thomas (Rams), ILB Josh Bynes (Ravens), SS Vonn Bell (Saints), CB LeShaun Sims (Titans)
  • Re-signed CB Torry McTyer, CB Greg Mabin
  • Lost S Clayton Fejedelem (Dolphins), DT Andrew Billings (Browns), CB Tony McRae (Lions), ILB LaRoy Reynolds (Falcons), TE Tyler Eifert (Jaguars), OLB Nick Vigil (Chargers)
  • Released OG John Miller and OT Cordy Glenn

Pittsburgh Steelers

Offensive free agents

TE Vance McDonald (CO)
G B.J. Finney (agreed to terms with Seahawks)
TE Nick Vannett (agreed to terms with Broncos)
RT Matt Feiler (RFA) (second-round tender)
OT Zach Banner

Defensive free agents

CB Artie Burns (agreed to terms with Bears)
OLB Bud Dupree (franchise tag)

FS Sean Davis (agreed to terms with Redskins)
DT Javon Hargrave (agreed to terms with Eagles)
CB Mike Hilton (RFA) (Second-Round Tender)
DT Leterrius Walton (RFA)
ILB Tyler Matakevich (agreed to terms with Bills)
FS Jordan Dangerfield (re-signed)
DE Lavon Hooks (ERFA)

New Pittsburgh Steelers tight end and 2018 Pro Bowler Eric Ebron has 27 career touchdown receptions.

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Traded a 2020 fifth-round pick to the Baltimore Ravens for DE Chris Wormley and a 2021 seventh-round pick, re-signed FS Jordan Dangerfield
  • Placed the franchise tag on OLB Bud Dupree, placed second-round tender on RT Matt Feiler, CB Mike Hilton
  • Agreed to terms with FB Derek Watt (Chargers), C Steven Wisniewski (Chiefs), TE Eric Ebron (Colts), DT Cavon Walker (XFL), DE Dewayne Hendrix (XFL), S Tyree Kinnel (XFL), LS Christian Kuntz (XFL)
  • Released DL Anthony Chickillo, LB Mark Barron, WR Johnny Holton, FB Roosevelt Nix
  • Lost DT Javon Hargrave (Eagles), ILB Tyler Matakevich (Bills), FS Sean Davis (Redskins), G BJ Finney (Seahawks), CB Artie Burns (Bears), TE Nick Vannett (Broncos)

AFC East

New England Patriots

Offensive free agents

QB Tom Brady (agreed to terms with Buccaneers)
WR Phillip Dorsett (agreed to terms with Seahawks)
RT Marshall Newhouse
TE Benjamin Watson
C James Ferentz
C Ted Karras
OL Joe Thuney (franchise tagged)

Defensive free agents

ILB Kyle Van Noy (agreed to terms with Dolphins)
FS Nate Ebner (agreed to terms with Giants)
OLB Jamie Collins (agreed to terms with Lions)
DT Danny Shelton (agreed to terms with Lions)
OLB Shilique Calhoun (re-signed)
OLB Elandon Roberts (agreed to terms with Dolphins)
DE Keionta Davis (RFA)

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Placed the franchise tag on OL Joe Thuney
  • Agreed to terms with FS Adrian Phillips (Chargers), FB Dan Vitale (Packers), DE Brandon Copeland (Jets), QB Brian Hoyer (Colts)
  • Re-signed OLB Shilique Calhoun
  • Lost QB Tom Brady (Buccaneers), LB Kyle Van Noy (Dolphins), S Duron Harmon (Lions) , LB Jamie Collins (Lions),OL Ted Karras (Dolphins)
  • Lost DT Danny Shelton (Lions), OLB Elandon Roberts (Dolphins), FS Nate Ebner (Giants), WR Phillip Dorsett (Seahawks)
  • Released K Stephen Gostkowski

Buffalo Bills

Offensive free agents

RT LaAdrian Waddle
RB Frank Gore
RB Senorise Perry
WR Isaiah McKenzie (RFA) (re-signed)
G Isaac Asiata (RFA)

Defensive free agents

DT Jordan Phillips (agreed to terms with Cardinals)
OLB Lorenzo Alexander
CB Kevin Johnson (agreed to terms with Browns)
DE Shaq Lawson (agreed to terms with Dolphins)
OLB Julian Stanford
FS Kurt Coleman
DT Corey Liuget
SS Dean Marlowe (re-signed)

Buffalo Bills new defensive end Mario Addison (No. 97 pictured) has 55 career quarterback sacks.

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Traded a 2020 first-round pick, 2020 fifth-round pick, 2020 sixth-round pick and a 2021 fourth-round pick for Minnesota Vikins WR Stefon Diggs and a 2020 seventh-round pick.
  • Agreed to terms with LB A.J. Klein (Saints) on a three-year deal, DE Mario Addison (Panthers) on a three-year deal, LB Tyler Matakevich (Steelers), CB Josh Norman (Redskins), DT Vernon Butler (Panthers), RB Taiwan Jones (Texans), DE Quinton Jefferson (Seahawks), RT Daryl Williams (Panthers)
  • Re-signed SS Dean Marlowe, WR Isaiah McKenzie
  • Lost DT Jordan Phillips (Cardinals), lost DE Shaq Lawson (Dolphins), CB Kevin Johnson (Browns)

Miami Dolphins

Offensive free agents

C Daniel Kilgore
G Evan Boehm
RT J’Marcus Webb
TE Clive Walford TE
WR Trevor Davis

Defensive free agents

CB Aqib Talib
FS Walt Aikens
DE John Jenkins
OLB Deon Lacey (RFA)
FS Adrian Colbert (ERFA) (re-signed)
OLB Chase Allen (RFA)
DT Kendrick Norton (ERFA)

Former Dallas Cowboys cornerback/safety Byron Jones has 43 passes defensed in his career.

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Agreed to terms with DE Emmanuel Ogbah (Chiefs) on a two-year deal, CB Byron Jones (Cowboys) on a five-year deal, OG Ereck Flowers on a three-year deal, LB Kyle Van Noy (Patriots) on a four-year deal and Shaq Lawson (Bills) on a three-year deal,
  • Agreed to terms with RB Jordan Howard (Eagles), S Clayton Fejedelem (Bengals) and OLB Kamu Grugier-Hill (Eagles), OG Ted Karras (Patriots), OLB Elandon Roberts (Patriots)
  • Re-signed FS Adrian Colbert

New York Jets

Offensive free agents

C Ryan Kalil
LT Kelvin Beachum
WR Robby Anderson (agreed to terms with Panthers)
WR Demaryius Thomas
QB Trevor Siemian
G Tom Compton (agreed to terms with 49ers)
RT Brent Qvale (agreed to terms with Texans)
RB Bilal Powell
RB Ty Montgomery
TE Daniel Brown
QB David Fales (re-signed)
G Alex Lewis (re-signed)
WR Josh Malone (RFA)
WR Jeff Smith (ERFA)
OT Brandon Shell (agreed to terms with Seattle)

Defensive free agents

CB Brian Poole (re-signed)
FS Rontez Miles
DE Brandon Copeland (agreed to terms with Patriots)
ILB Neville Hewitt (re-signed)

S Blake Countess
ILB Albert McClellan
OLB Paul Worrilow
OLB Jordan Jenkins (re-signed)
CB Maurice Canady (agreed to terms with Cowboys)
ILB James Burgess (re-signed)
CB Arthur Maulet (Resigned)
ILB B.J. Bello (RFA)
CB Bennett Jackson (re-signed)

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Agreed to terms with OT George Fant (Seahawks), OG Connor McGovern (Broncos), G Greg Van Roten (Panthers), G Josh Andrews (Colts), S Marqui Christian (Rams), CB Pierre Desir (Colts), WR Breshad Perriman (Buccaneers), ILB Patrick Onwuasor (Ravens)
  • Re-signed OG Alex Lewis, ILB Neville Hewitt, CB Arthur Maulet, CB Brian Poole, ILB James Burgess, CB Bennett Jackson, OLB Jordan Jenkins, QB David Fales
  • Lost CB Maurice Cannady (Cowboys), OT Brandon Shell (Seahawks), G Tom Compton (49ers), RT Brett Qvale (Texans), DE Brandon Copeland (Patriots), WR Robby Anderson (Panthers)

AFC West

Kansas City Chiefs

Offensive free agents

QB Chad Henne (re-signed)
RB LeSean McCoy
QB Matt Moore
FB Anthony Sherman (re-signed)
C Stefen Wisniewski
(agreed to terms with Steelers)
TE Blake Bell (agreed to terms with Cowboys)
RB Spencer Ware
WR Demarcus Robinson (re-signed)
WR Marcus Kemp (ERFA)
TE Deon Yelder (ERFA)
TE David Wells (ERFA)

Defensive free agents

OLB Terrell Suggs
ILB Darron Lee
DT Xavier Williams
S Jordan Lucas (agreed to terms with Bears)
CB Morris Claiborne
CB Bashaud Breeland (re-signed)
DE Emmanuel Ogbah (agreed to terms with Dolphins)
ILB Reggie Ragland (agreed to terms with Lions)
CB Keith Reaser
DE Mike Pennel (re-signed)
CB Kendall Fuller (agreed to terms with Redskins)
DT Chris Jones (franchise tagged)

The Chiefs placed the franchise tag on DL Chris Jones (No. 95 pictured). Not only does Jones have 33.5 career quarterback sacks, but he has also has 20 passes defensed in just four seasons.

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Placed the franchise tag on DL Chris Jones, agreed to terms with CB Antonio Hamilton (Giants)
  • Re-signed QB Chad Henne, FB Anthony Sherman, DE Mike Pennel, WR Demarcus Robinson, CB Bashaud Breeland
  • Agreed to terms with CB Antonio Hamilton (Giants), RT Mike Remmers (Giants), QB Jordan Ta’amu (XFL), TE Ricky Seals-Jones (Browns), RB DeAndre Washington (Raiders)
  • Lost CB Kendall Fuller (Redskins), lost DE Emmanuel Ogbah (Dolphins), C Steven Wisniewski (Steelers), S Jordan Lucas (Bears), TE Blake Bell (Cowboys), ILB Reggie Ragland (Lions)

Los Angeles Chargers

Offensive free agents

QB Philip Rivers (agreed to terms with Colts)
WR Travis Benjamin (agreed to terms with 49ers)
RB Melvin Gordon (agreed to terms with Broncos)
RB Austin Ekeler (re-signed)
G Michael Schofield
TE Lance Kendricks
WR Geremy Davis (agreed to terms with Lions)
G Ryan Groy
RB Troymaine Pope (RFA)
G Spencer Drango (RFA)
FB Derek Watt (agreed to terms with Steelers)
TE Sean Culkin (RFA)
G Trenton Scott (ERFA)
WR Dylan Cantrell (ERFA)
C Dillon DeBoer C (RFA)

Defensive free agents

DT Brandon Mebane
OLB Thomas Davis (agreed to terms with Redskins)
DT Damion Square
FS Adrian Phillips (agreed to terms with Patriots)
ILB Nick Dzubnar (agreed to term with Titans)
CB Jaylen Watkins (agreed to terms with Texans)
DT Sylvester Williams
DT Isaac Rochell (RFA) I
ILB Jatavis Brown (agreed to terms with Eagles)
CB Michael Davis (ERFA) (Second-Round Tender)

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Placed second-round tender on CB Michael Davis
  • Re-signed RB Austin Ekeler
  • Agreed to terms with OT Bryan Bulaga (Packers), CB Chris Harris, Jr. (Broncos), DT Linval Joseph (Vikings), WR Darius Jennings (Titans), OLB Nick Vigil (Bengals)
  • Lost QB Philip Rivers (Colts), FB Derek Watt (Steelers), OLB Thomas Davis (Redskins), FS Adrian Phillips (Patriots), RB Melvin Gordon (Broncos), CB Jaylen Watkins (Texans) , ILB Jatavis Brown (Eagles), ILB Nick Dzubnar (Titans), WR Travis Benjamin (49ers), WR Geremy Davis (Lions)
  • Traded OT Russell Okung for OG Trai Turner (Panthers)

Denver Broncos

Offensive free agents

G Ron Leary (declined option)
RB Theo Riddick
RB Devontae Booker
C Connor McGovern (agreed to terms with Jets)
RT Elijah Wilkinson (placed a second-round tender)
QB Brandon Allen (RFA)
WR Tim Patrick (RFA)
WR Diontae Spencer (ERFA)

Defensive free agents

CB Chris Harris (agreed to terms with Chargers)
DE Derek Wolfe (agreed to terms with Ravens)
DT Shelby Harris (re-signed)
DE Adam Gotsis
DE Billy Winn
CB Cyrus Jones
OLB Jeremiah Attaochu (re-signed)
ILB Corey Nelson
CB DeVante Bausby (RFA) (re-signed)
OLB Joe Jones (RFA) (re-signed)
S Dymonte Thomas
DE Mike Purcell (RFA) (second-round tender)
S Will Parks (agreed to terms with Eagles)
CB Davontae Harris (ERFA)
S Trey Marshall (ERFA)
OLB Dadi Nicolas
DT Joel Heath (re-signed)
S Justin Simmons (placed the franchise tag)

New Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon (pictured scoring TD) has accounted for 4,240 yards rushing (4 YPC) and 36 touchdowns in five seasons. In addition, Gordon has caught 224 passes for 1,873 yards (8.4 YPR) and 11 touchdowns.

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Agreed to terms with OG Graham Glasgow (Lions) to a four-year deal, QB Jeff Driskel (Lions), RB Melvin Gordon (Chargers), TE Nick Vannett (Steelers), P Sam Martin (Lions)
  • Traded for CB A.J. Bouye (Jaguars), RB Andy Janovich to Cleveland Browns for a 2021 seventh-round pick, 2020 seventh-round pick to Titans for five-time Pro Bowl DT Jurrell Casey
  • Placed second-round tender on LT Elijah Wilkinson, DE Mike Purcell, re-signed CB DeVante Bausby, OLB Joe Jones,OLB Jeremiah Attaochu, DT Joel Heath, DT Shelby Harris
  • Lost OG Connor McGovern (Jets), CB Chris Harris Jr (Chargers), S Will Parks (Eagles), DE Derek Wolfe (Ravens)
  • Declined option on OG Ron Leary, released QB Joe Flacco

Las Vegas Raiders

Offensive free agents

QB Mike Glennon
WR Dwayne Harris
RB Isaiah Crowell
G Jordan Devey (re-signed)
RB Rod Smith (re-signed)

WR Keelan Doss (ERFA)
TE Eric Tomlinson (agreed to terms with Giants)
RB DeAndre Washington (agreed to terms with Chiefs)
QB Nathan Peterman (RFA) (original round tender)
G Cameron Hunt (ERFA)
G Richie Incognito
OT David Sharpe

Defensive free agents

OLB Tahir Whitehead (agreed to terms with Panthers)
CB Daryl Worley
SS Karl Joseph (agreed to terms with Browns)
OLB Vontaze Burfict
DE Benson Mayowa (agreed to terms with Seahawks)
DT Josh Mauro
OLB Kyle Wilber (re-signed)
FS Curtis Riley
ILB Will Compton
DE Olsen Pierre
ILB Ukeme Eligwe (RFA)
CB Makinton Dorleant (ERFA)
DE Jeremiah Valoaga (ERFA)
OLB Nicholas Morrow (RFA)
S Dallin Leavitt (ERFA)
CB D.J. Killings (ERFA)
DE Dion Jordan

Former Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota has thrown 76 touchdown passes to 44 interceptions in his five-year NFL career.

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Agreed to terms with QB Marcus Mariota (Titans), TE Jason Witten (Cowboys), LB Cory Littleton (Rams), DE Carl Nassib (Buccaneers), LB Nick Kwiatkoski (Bears), G Eric Kush (Browns)
  • Agreed to terms with SS Jeff Heath (Cowboys), DT Maliek Collins (Cowboys), WR Nelson Agholor (Eagles), TE Nick O’Leary (Jaguars), DT Daniel Ross (Cowboys), FS Damarious Randall (Browns)
  • Re-signed RB Rod Smith, OLB Kyle Wilber, G Jordan Devey
  • Lost SS Karl Joseph (Browns), OLB Tahir Whitehead (Panthers), TE Eric Tomlinson (Giants), DE Benson Mayowa (Seahawks), RB DeAndre Washington (Chiefs)

Photography: @DraftNasty

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

Lock, the team’s second-round pick, finished his career with 12,193 yards passing (second in SEC history).

Denver Broncos Notable picks:  The team traded its 10th overall pick, yet still got the draft’s 21st player overall at Pick 20.  In addition, the team nabbed our 32nd-ranked player in Risner early in the second round. Although Lock was deeper on our board (54th overall), we don’t think the Broncos could have waited any longer to pull the trigger on the third-best QB in the draft.  Of the team’s undrafted free agents, Nevada’s Malik Reed has the most suddenness and could have easily been a draft pick.  For the second consecutive year, John Elway added solid players to an underrated nucleus.  Ultimately, however,  this draft’s eventual grade will come down to the development of Lock.
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1 (20) Traded its first round pick (10th overall) to the Pittsburgh Steelers for the team’s Noah Fant TE/Iowa 21/1st Round Although his teammate T.J. Hockenson won the 2018 John Mackey Award, it was Fant who earned first-team All-Big Ten honors as voted on by the coaches. Fant’s 4.5 speed will be a welcome addition down the seams for new quarterback John Flacco.   
2 (41) Dalton

Risner

OL/Kansas State 32/2nd Round It doesn’t take long to understand the value of Risner, who despite having natural lateral quickness, needs to close off the bottom of the pocket more consistently as an outside tackle.  If he moves back into the center position (where he started in 2015), then we think he’ll challenge for a starting spot.
2 (42)

Acquired from Cincinnati

Drew Lock QB/Missouri 54/2nd Round Lock can challenge all parts of the field with range that is comparable to Joe Flacco, the man he is asked to backup initially in Denver.  We felt that the former Tiger needed a bridge quarterback and Flacco fits the bill.
3 (71) Dre’Mont Jones DT/Ohio State 33/2nd Round Jones’ outstanding footwork frequently allowed him to work over guards after gaining an edge.  For him to become a legitimate starter, he will have to play heavier at the point of attack.
5 (156)

Acquired from Minnesota

Justin Hollins DE-OLB/Oregon 202/4th Round Hollins proved during 2019 East-West Shrine practicesthat he was at least adequate as an exchange LB.  It is a big reason he took home East-West Shrine Game Defensive MVP honors.  The former Duck forced eight fumbles in school. 
6 (187)

Acquired from Carolina

Juwann

Winfree

WR/

Colorado, Maryland

425/5th Round Winfree has unique route-running skill and underrated field speed.  The former Terrapin rarely has to idle himself into patterns.  The Broncos struck gold by staying in-state a year ago with UDFA Pro Bowler Phillip Lindsay and hope to do so again with its sixth-round pick.

Hardman averaged nearly 21 yards per punt return in 2018 and accounted for eight touchdowns (7 REC, 1 PR).

 

Kansas City Chiefs Notable picks: The Chiefs went into the draft looking to add pieces as opposed to having to fill them.  One position of note that the team didn’t address until Day 3 is cornerback.  Heading into the 2019 campaign, they have a rather unproven group of outside cornerbacks.  They will likely have to depend on Kendall Fuller to give them some reps on the flanks after the loss of underrated CB Steven Nelson. In addition, the team is probably depending on Emmanuel Ogbah, who has quietly posted 17 pass break-ups in his career, to be a serviceable left defensive end opposite the recently acquired Frank Clark.
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2 (56)

Acquired from Los Angeles via New England via Chicago

Mecole Hardman All-Purpose/Georgia 72/2nd Round It doesn’t take long to determine where Hardman is inclined to work.  He can become a serious contender for playing time in the slot if he can show increased ball skills and awareness. His biggest strength is the ability to accelerate through the reception, but he left some passes on the field.  We think he is one of the top return threats in the draft. `
2 (63)

Acquired from Los Angeles

Juan

Thornhill

DB/Virginia 179/3rd Round Thornhill, a former corner at Virginia, doesn’t mind mixing it up in coverage.  His biggest weakness came when routes broke away from him (either at safety or corner).  The former high school basketball star uses outstanding leaping ability to supplement first-rate instincts.  He was used in somewhat of a hybrid role in 2018.
3 (84)

Acquired from Seattle

Khalen Saunders DT/Western Illinois 179/3rd Round Saunders has some traits that are similar to former Texas DL and current New Orleans Saints DL Malcom Brown.  An above average athlete, he was a tough block for guards or tackles.  Stamina is a bit of a question mark.
6 (201) Rashad Fenton CB/South Carolina 269/4th Round Have you ever seen a player who may not look as fast as he really is?  This is the case for Fenton, who shined as a kickoff returner at various points of his career.  His quick-footed nature and overall toughness means he could get looks at the nickel back spot.
6 (214) Darwin Thompson RB/Utah State 306/4th Round An explosive Pro Day forced evaluators to go back to the tape for Thompson.  What they found was a patient runner with enough speed to bounce runs outside.  A season that featured a 15.3 yards per reception average proved he can catch too.
7 (216)

Acquired from San Francisco

Nick

Allegretti

OG/Illinois 220/4th Round The former Illini two-time team captain started 36 straight games to end his career. We feel the right guard position gives him the best chance to earn a roster spot. Why?  He shifts his weight on opponents as well as any guard in this year’s draft.

 

Jacobs (No. 8 pictured) scored 14 touchdowns on just 154 touches in 2018.

 

Oakland Raiders Notable pick: Newly-hired GM Mike Mayock selected potential core players who add substance to the roster.  Ferrell and Jacobs both played large parts in each of their respective team’s national championship runs. Although Abram represented a personality pick, how different is he from former West Virginia safety Karl Joseph?  The selection of Crosby means the team now has a number of edge rushers to throw at teams, even if none of them would be described as a dominant game changer. Mullen, Johnson and college free agent Keisean Nixon join a cornerback group suddenly filled with young talent and depth.
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1 (4) Clelin Ferrell DE/Clemson 15/1st Round Ferrell averaged 17 tackles for loss per year over the course of the last three seasons.  His ability to finish on the quarterback is undeniable.  The big knock on him was a relative lack of natural bend off the edge.  He is long enough to compensate.
1 (24) Josh Jacobs RB/Alabama 61/2nd Round Jacobs’ running style and receiving skill largely mirrors that of the runner who started for the Raiders the last two seasons, Marshawn Lynch when he came out of school.  He is just not as fast as Lynch was coming out of school. 
1 (27) Johnathan Abram S/

Mississippi State,

Georgia

52/2nd Round Somewhat of a Donte Whitner-type (Bills, 49ers), Abram could become a complement to fellow safety Karl Joseph.  The former Georgia Bulldog has covered the slot effectively, but we don’t think that’s a role he will be asked to man consistently in the NFL.  He will, however, be asked to lock down tight ends.
2 (40) Trayvon Mullen CB/Clemson 95/3rd Round The former high school WR has positive hand-eye coordination and timing. During his two years as a starter, he displayed a keen sense of handling man or zone assignments.  At 6-foot-1, 199 pounds, he is an adequate tackler. 
4 (106) Maxx

Crosby

DE-OLB/Eastern

Michigan

273/4th Round Crosby’s gangly, unorthodox style conjures up images of former Buffalo Bills star Bryce Paup.  For him to make it, he has to play with more sand in the pants.
4 (129)

Acquired from Indianapolis

Isaiah Johnson CB/Houston 139/3rd Round Johnson’s ability to win in zone coverage comes from his receiving background.  In addition, he is one of the top gunners in the 2019 NFL Draft.  Standing 6-foot-2, 208 pounds, the former wideout will find playing time in some capacity in Year 1.
4 (137)

Compensatory pick acquired from Atlanta

Foster Moreau TE/LSU 181/3rd Round Although he wasn’t featured as a receiving tight end at LSU, Moreau contains underrated athleticism and will be a fine on the move or hand in the dirt Y-tight end.  It would not be a surprise to see his receiving skills expand at the NFL level.  He can create separation at the top of his routes.
5 (149)

Acquired from Dallas via Cincinnati

Hunter

Renfrow

WR/

Clemson

126/3rd Round The operative thinking is that Renfrow turns into a multi-year contributor at the slot wide receiver position and you’re done with it…right?  What about special teams production for a receiver weighing in the 180-pound range?  Despite showing up at the gunner spot (ex: Russell Athletic Bowl ’15), he posted just four career tackles.  He did, however, serve as the team’s emergency punter.
7 (230)

Acquired from Atlanta

Quinton Bell Prairie View A&M N/A Bell averaged 13.6 yards per catch before transitioning to defense in 2018.  He responded with 7.5 quarterback sacks and 10 tackles for losses.  He’s bulked up in weight while still maintaining his explosiveness (41 1/2-inch VJ). 

 

Tranquill (No. 23 pictured), a former safety, finished with 292 career tackles for the Fighting Irish.

 

Los Angeles Chargers Notable picks: Tillery’s unique athleticism (4.33 20-yard short shuttle) and heavy hands (10 5/8”) offsets an inconsistent pad level.   Adderley’s range belies his timed speed.  Pipkins has a skill-set and profile that closely mirrors incumbent right tackle Sam Tevi.  Stick may be used in a surprise role for the team and Broughton can play multiple positions.  Tranquill’s foot speed and safety experience could earn him a role in sub-packages, but we expect him to star on special teams immediately.
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1 (28) Jerry Tillery Notre Dame 19/2nd Round Tillery has all of the tools to be a multi-purpose defensive lineman in the NFL.  His style lends itself to somewhat of an Arik Armstead-type (San Francisco 49ers).  Both players were bunch producers in school.
2 (60) Nasir

Adderley

DB/

Delaware

43/2nd Round Adderley’s timed speed does not accurately represent the speed that really matters….his eye speed. His ability to read the quarterback’s body language really was unparalleled in this year’s draft class.  His major key will be finding a balance when it comes to making open field tackles consistently in space.
3 (91) Trey Pipkins OT/Sioux Falls 119/3rd Round He displays positive bend, impressive mobility and an element of finish necessary to compete on Sundays.  His short lateral kick-slide will have to deepen if he is going to stay outside.  We went into how his outstanding NFL Combine workout would be the final factor in swaying NFL coaches and personnel.
4 (130) Drue

Tranquill

LB/Notre Dame 194/4th Round The former safety uses his 4.5 speed to make plays all over the field.  His stock stayed steady due to his ability to return from a couple of freak ACL injuries during school.  It didn’t stop him from finishing his career with 292 tackles and 25 tackles for losses in 52 career appearances.
5 (166) Easton Stick QB/North Dakota State 301/4th Round His 4.6 40-yard dash time opens eyes, but maybe not even as much as his blistering 6.65 time in the three-cone drill.  It is a big reason he rushed for 41 TDs in school.  He doesn’t have former Bison QB Carson Wentz’s arm, but he does have even more impressive athleticism.  The Chargers will find a way to incorporate it on a deep team.
6 (200) Emeke

Egbule

OLB/

Houston

490/5th Round His defensive coordinator Mark D’Onofrio said of Egbule, “he’s our most versatile player in space.”  It will be imperative for him show these traits for scouts during training camp to earn a roster spot.
7 (242) Cortez Broughton DL/

Cincinnati

247/4th Round In a deep 2019 defensive tackle class, it probably isn’t a surprise that Broughton was one of the overlooked prospects.  Aside from notching 16.5 tackles for losses in 2018, he also put together a pretty good week at the 2019 East-West Shrine Game. Icing on the cake for Broughton came on Cincinnati’s Pro Day, where he notched an impressive 33 1/2-inch vertical jump at 293 pounds.

Denver Broncos vs Los Angeles Chargers, 11-18-18: In-game report

Offensive miscues and special teams errors doomed the Los Angeles Chargers against a division rival. The Denver Broncos ended the Chargers six-game win streak in a hard-fought 23-22 affair.  DraftNasty’s Troy Jefferson gives his impressions in this in game report:

Chargers offensive line

The Chargers offensive line stood out in pass protection against the Broncos, who rank in the top ten in sacks. While San Diego did give up three sacks, two of those were more of a reflection of quarterback Philip Rivers holding on to the ball too long rather than poor offensive line execution.  The Chargers out-gained the Broncos by 154 yards, which is a testament to how the offensive line played. The unit’s best work may have came on a screen pass to running back Melvin Gordon, where offensive lineman Dan Feeney and Michael Schofield III got out in front to pave the way for a 32-yard gain.  Holding a defense that features Von Miller and Bradley Chubb is no easy task, but the Los Angeles Chargers should be proud of the offensive line’s performance on Sunday.

Chargers miscues 

Veteran quarterback Philip Rivers will shoulder a fair load of the blame after he threw two interceptions against the Broncos. Despite throwing for 401 yards, the interceptions not only cost the Chargers potential points but allowed Denver to score in both instances.  In addition to subpar quarterback play, the Chargers committed 10 penalties in the first half and settled for two field goals.

“Those are things we’ve stayed away from — penalties and turnovers — but they showed up today.  For whatever reason, I don’t know. We’ll figure it out, though,” head coach Anthony Lynn said in the post game press conference. 

Receiver Keenan Allen was a little less diplomatic.

“I don’t think they played well at all,” Allen said after the game, via ESPN.com. “We dominated the game. Turnovers, we gave them some points and that’s what happened. They suck.”

To make matters worse, Mike Badgley missed an extra point in the third quarter. Denver no doubt earned their victory by driving the length of the field to get into field goal range as time expired but leading up to the final drive, Los Angeles certainly squandered plenty of its opportunities. 

Denver rookie playmakers 

Former Oregon running back Royce Freeman has rushed for 382 yards (4.2 YPC) and five touchdowns for the Broncos in 2018 (As of 11/27/18).

The Broncos have a talented trio of rookies to rely on offensively. Running backs Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman complement each other well as Lindsay primarily serves as the third down motion back and Freeman the more traditional power back. On the outside at receiver, Courtland Sutton also showed his playmaking ability. Lindsay finished with 106 combined rushing and receiving yards while Freeman had 23 yards rushing and a touchdown.  Sutton caught three passes for 78 yards.  Lindsay, who was undrafted, has been the most productive out of the bunch, rushing for 670 yards and catching 24 passes for 187 yards on the season. If Denver can get more consistent production out of Sutton and Freeman, the Broncos could have a strong young nucleus on offense going forward. 

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

AFC WEST

Denver

Broncos

Freeman went over the 100-yard mark 31 times during his four-year run in Eugene.

Notable pick: Chubb will get a lot of one-on-one matchups working opposite Von Miller. It won’t be good for AFC West opponents. Freeman may be the grinder the Broncos need to control the clock and set up the play action pass game for Case Keenum. This could take pressure off of the team’s offensive tackles.

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1 (5) Bradley

Chubb

DE-6’4 269

NC State 1 (1st Round) Chubb took his game to the next level in 2017 by adding a deft swipe move to complement his ability to post tackles. He will get even more tutelage from the NFL’s best in Von Miller.
2 (40) Courtland

Sutton

WR-6’3 218

SMU 28 (2nd Round) Sutton has all of the skills to develop into a No. 1 WR in the NFL. It won’t happen if he doesn’t eliminate the drops that show up once per game.
3 (71) Royce

Freeman

RB-5’11 229

Oregon 27 (2nd Round) He ran for over 5,600 yards and scored 60 TDs in school. At nearly 230 pounds, he runs with a light-footed nature.
3 (99) Isaac

Yiadom

CB-6’1 190

Boston College 166 (4th Round) Yiadom is one of the better cornerbacks in the draft playing with his back to the ball. Despite just adequate recovery speed, his length (32 ¼” arms) increases his recovery ability.
4 (106) Josey

Jewell

LB-6’1 234

Iowa 104 (3rd Round) Jewell’s instincts are top-notch and he is adept at making in-game adjustments to combat offensive personnel.
4 (113) DaeSean

Hamilton

WR-6’1 202

Penn State 63 (2nd Round) Hamilton brings slot quickness and outside wide receiver size to a unit that will move him around to create mismatches.
5 (156) Troy

Fumagalli

TE-6’5 247

Wisconsin 337 (5th Round Fumagalli is yet another pass receiving option for the Broncos in the middle of the field for Case Keenum. He’s not a burner, but he catches everything in his area code.
6 (217) Keishawn Bierria

LB-6’0 230

Washington 342 (5th Round) Back-to-back second-team All-Pac-12 selection was a factor on the kickoff team in school…too.
7 (226) David Williams

RB-5’11 229

Arkansas, South Carolina 301 (4th Round) The Broncos have struck gold in the past with late round running backs. The former Gamecock averaged 5.6 yards per carry for the Razorbacks in a pro-style scheme in 2017.

 

Kansas

City

Chiefs

Nnadi may not look the part, but he produced 9.5 QB sacks and 20.5 tackles for losses for the Seminoles over the last two seasons (2016-17).

Notable pick: Watts was dinged for average workouts prior to the draft. When teams look back at this draft, he could become one of the value picks in this class.

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2 (46) Breeland

Speaks

DL-6’3 283

Ole Miss 77 (3rd Round) Speaks has the look of current Jacksonville Jaguars DL Malik Jackson. Like Jackson, he may be underrated coming out of school. Speaks is athletic enough to play either the end or OLB spots.
3 (75) Derrick

Nnadi

DT-6’1 317

FSU 109 (3rd Round) For a 6-foot-1 defensive tackle, he established lockout on a consistent basis. Very good instincts.
3 (100) Dorian

O’Daniel

LB-6’0 5/8 223

Clemson 162 (3rd  Round) O’Daniel covers the slot, RBs and is an outstanding special teams prospect.
4 (124) Armani

Watts

S-5’10 202

Texas A&M 64 (3rd Round) Watts may have been the most active run-defending safety in the SEC. He contributed 4 INTs in 2017.
6 (196) Tremon

Smith

CB-5’11 186

Central Arkansas 248 (4th Round) Smith was a terror in 2017 once he got his hands on the ball. He drops his weight to sink vs. intermediate routes and plays through the hands of bigger WRs in the Red Zone.
6 (198) Kahlil

McKenzie

DT-6’4 314

Tennessee 338 (5th Round) Despite being a DT in school, the Chiefs plan on moving him to the guard position. He looked good at this spot in pre-draft workouts.

 

Oakland

Raiders

Townsend will be counted on to replace former Oakland punter Marquette King. He produces hang times that average in the 4.6 range and placed 27 punts inside the 20-yard line for the Gators in 2017.

Notable pick: Hall could end up becoming the team’s best find. His collegiate productivity was unmatched and his versatility will open up the team’s defensive fronts. Despite average length for a DT, he produced 29 pass break-ups in school.

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1 (15) Kolton

Miller

OT-6’9 309

UCLA 65 (3rd Round) Miller has rare athleticism for a man of his size. His 23 career starts were a result of missing most of 2016 due to injury. Developing an anchor will be a key for Miller.
2 (57) P.J.

Hall

DL-6’0 308

Sam Houston St. 23 (2nd Round) Hall posted 86.5 tackles for losses in school and blocked 14 kicks. In addition, he found time to post four interceptions.
3 (65) Brandon

Parker

OT-6’7 305

NC A&T 126 (3rd Round) Parker –much like Miller- needs improvement in terms of core strength. Also –like Miller- he has positive finishing instincts as a blocker.
3 (87) Trade from Los Angeles Rams Arden Key

DE-6’5 238

LSU 84 (3rd Round) If he can return to his 2016-form, the Raiders may have gotten another sub-package pass rush threat.
4 (110) Nick Nelson

CB-5’10 200

Wisconsin, Hawaii 60 (2nd Round) Nelson’s meniscus injury prior to the draft caused a slight slide. He may have gone a round higher. Dating back to his days at Hawaii, his footwork has always been his best friend.
5 (140) Maurice

Hurst

DL-6’1 291

Michigan 76 (3rd Round) Medical concerns made Hurst a Day 3 pick.   The Raiders got a player who is instant off the ball and wins with a slippery nature. He will push Eddie Vanderdoes.
5 (173) Johnny

Townsend

P-6’1 211

Florida 437 (5th Round) This may have been the team’s most important pick for its defense. The release of Marquette King necessitated it earlier than expected.   Townsend struggled out-kicking his coverage units in school.
6 (216) Azeem

Victor

LB-6’2 240

Washington 365 (5th Round) It seems like ages since Victor produced 95 tackles and 9.5 tackles for losses (2015). His final season was filled with suspension and off the field issues.
7 (228) Marcell

Ateman

WR-6’4 216

Oklahoma State 213 (4th Round) While not sudden, Ateman is athletic enough use his 78-inch wingspan to dwarf CBs in the Red Zone. Averaged nearly 20 yards per catch in 2017.

 

Los

Angeles

Chargers

Nwosu (No. 42 pictured) not only posted 9.5 QB sacks for the Trojans in 2017, he also broke up 13 passes.

Notable picks: James should be a Day 1 starter. Nwosu could very well do the same. Either way, the selection of Jones may be the most important pick of the first three selections. The Chargers ranked 31st versus the run in 2017.

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1 (17) Derwin

James

S-6’2 215

FSU 46 (2nd Round) The Chargers are going to look for James to be an intimidating eighth man in the box as well as the team’s enforcer in the middle of the field.
2 (48) Uchenna

Nwosu

OLB-6’3 251

USC 61 (2nd Round) Nwosu will challenge Kyle Emanuel for playing time immediately at an outside linebacker spot. His ability to affect the three-step passing game was rare in school (20 PBUs).
3 (84) Justin

Jones

DT-6’2 311

NC State 144 (3rd Round) Jones posted 8.5 tackles for loss in 2017. While not a pass rusher, he can hold the point of attack and will be a good rotational player in the Chargers defensive front.
4 (119) Kyzir

White

S-6’2 216

West Virginia 197 (4th Round) White is a good blitz threat with plus upper body strength. His ability to control stalk blockers could land him a spot in sub-packages.
5 (155) Scott

Quessenberry

OC-6’4 310

UCLA 110 (3rd Round) Quessenberry can hopefully improve the Chargers ability to move bodies in the run game.
7 (251) Justin Jackson

RB-5’11 199

Northwestern 265 (4th Round) Jackson’s vision is apparent. Despite a WR-like build, he was tough enough to withstand over 1,100 carries in his career.