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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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2020 NFL Draft recap: NFC East

Dallas Cowboys Notable picks: With the deflection of former starter Byron Jones, the team went with a player who contains similar length in Diggs. He is certainly more of a ballhawk, but can he provide the consistency in coverage that Jones gave them over a two-year period. It will be worth monitoring the development of Robinson II. His profile may actually be closer to Jones’ than Diggs.
Round, Selection,
Player School DN Big Board Rank/ Grade ‘Nasty’ Take:
1 (17) CeeDee Lamb6’2 198
WR-Oklahoma
11/1st Round Lamb has all of the requisite tools to win with both savvy and quickness as a route runner. He has a solid set of tools to be a complement within the Dallas passing game initially. We expect him to see some time in the slot.
2 (51) Trevon Diggs6’1 205
CB-Alabama
84/2nd Round Diggs brings more than NFL bloodlines to the table. He is aggressive getting his hands on WRs at the line of scrimmage. Finding a balance in that aggression and bringing it to run support will ramp up his development.
3 (82) Neville Gallimore6’2 304 DT-Oklahoma143/3rd Round Gallimore had some issues with balance in school and that is probably why he lasted until this spot in the draft. For a player with his level of quickness and power, it was a bit surprising that he didn’t make more plays in school.
4 (123) Reggie Robinson II6’1 205 CB-Tulsa93/3rd Round Robinson II didn’t get the ink of some of the other big CBs in this year’s draft and maybe that should not come as a surprise. He has always been competitive in coverage and finished better in 2019.
4 (146) Tyler Biadasz6’4 314 OC-Wisconsin59/2nd RoundBiadasz was not a dominator in school but he was assignment-sound. The former prep level baseball player led an offensive line that was ravaged by graduation from 2018 and did so admirably.
5 (179)Bradlee Anae6’3 257
DE-Utah
100/3rd Round Due to sub-standard edge rusher workout times Anae fell in the draft. This came after a dominant Senior Bowl showing that showcased his feel for getting off the ball.
7 (220)Ben DiNucci6’2 210
QB-James Madison, Pittsburgh
555/7th RoundDiNucci’s moxie may have influenced this selection. The former Pitt Panther quietly was a couple of inches away from leading the Dukes to a national championship in 2019.
Utah’s Bradlee Anae (No. 6 pictured) forces a fumble versus Northwestern running back Isaiah Bowser (No. 25 picutred) in the fourth quarter. He finished 2018 with 51 tackles, eight quarterback sacks, 15.5 tackles for losses, two forced fumbles and three pass break-ups. The Cowboys selected Anae in the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft (179th overall).
New York Giants Notable pick: The team would be satisfied if Holmes can come in and lock down a nickel role within their scheme. The team has quietly assembled enough size on the edges, so it will be imperative for him to learn the various roles of an inside position while also contributing on special teams.
Round, Selection,
Player School DN Big Board Rank/ Grade ‘Nasty’ Take:
1 (4) Andrew Thomas6’5 317
OT-Georgia
6/1st RoundThomas has the occasional top-heavy look but he remains relatively consistent establishing a lockout on the perimeter. He won’t be able to get by with relatively in the NFL and his overall
2 (40) Xavier McKinney6’0 201
S-Alabama
41/2nd Round McKinney will be able to play a variety of roles for the Giants just like he did with the Crimson Tide. His best characteristic comes from his pre-snap cognitive ability in diagnosing the opposition’s intentions.
3 (71) Matt Peart6’5 312
OT-UConn
72/2nd Round Peart is by no means a finished product, but that doesn’t mean starting is out of the question. He is most comfortable at RT, but he has started on both sides of the OL in school.
4 (110) Darnay Holmes5’10 195
CB-UCLA
112/3rd Round Holmes lack of width (69-inch wingspan) hurt his cause and forced him to fall. Penalties were a bit of an issue in 2019 but he found a way to compete week-to-week.
5 (150) Shane Lemieux6’4 310
OG-Oregon
299/4th Round You will not find many arguments surrounding Lemieux’s work ethic and determination. He was a consistent presence at OG for the Ducks over a four-year period. He finished his career with 52 consecutive starts.
6 (183) Cam Brown6’5 233
LB-Penn State
210/4th Round Brown has been used to run up the seams with TEs, cover down over the slot and off the edge as an occasional rush artist. He seemed to be most comfortable in school filtering back inside from an overhang LB spot.
New York Giants first-round pick Andrew Thomas (No. 71 pictured) started at both right and left tackle for the ‘Dawgs during his three-year stay in Athens.
7 (218)
Carter Coughlin
6’3 236
LB-Minnesota
286/4th Round
Coughlin finished his career with 22 QB sacks and 40 TFLs. When you combine that with his 4.57 speed, then the team may have gotten a core special teams contributor. He starred on the kickoff team way back in 2016 (see Holiday Bowl).
7 (238)
Tremari “T.J.” Brunson
6’1 230
LB-South Carolina
392/5th Round
Brunson may not completely fit the bill in terms of size, but he does play bigger than his measurements. He had some lower body extremity issues in school, but he appeared in 49 games (283 tackles, 21 TFLs).

7 (247)

Chris Williamson
6’0 205
NB/S-Minnesota, Florida
421/5th Round
Williamson was often tasked with covering fast slot WRs one-on-one and held his own. Hand placement is an issue but his work as a blitzer shows promise. The former Florida Gator should compete favorably in training camp.
7 (255)
Tae Crowder
6’3 235 (E)
LB-Georgia
463/6th Round
Crowder showed time-and-time again that he is capable of chasing plays down laterally. He leaves some tackle opportunities on the field because he does not always get his head across the bow of the opponent.
Philadelphia Eagles Notable pick:  Reagor has a role to fill in the team’s offense as the Wild Card type of player. If he can execute a variety of different responsibilities, then the Eagles will be able to use his elusive skill set to maximize one-on-one matchups on a down-to-down basis.
Round, Selection,
Player School DN Big Board Rank/ Grade ‘Nasty’ Take:
1 (21) Jalen Reagor5’11 205
All-purpose-TCU
49/2nd Round Reagor simply needs to find his way as a route runner to take advantage of his outstanding physical tools. He runs well after the catch, tracks the ball down the field and makes defenders miss in space.
2 (53)Jalen Hurts6’1 222
QB-Oklahoma, Alabama 
127/3rd Round Hurts earned kudos at both collegiate stops for his leadership, poise and overall strength. It would not be a shock to see him involved in a number of packages as a rookie.
3 (103)Davion Taylor6’0 224
LB-Colorado
225/4th Round The Pac-12 100-meter sprinter runs in the 4.4s, closes ground on routes in front of him and actually finds a way to be active week-to-week. He simply needs more repetitions. We think he has special teams core (all four teams) potential at the next level. The team will likely incorporate him into some of its nickel/dime packages.
4 (127)K’Von Wallace5’11 206 DB-Clemson82/2nd RoundWallace didn’t always finish interception opportunities in school, but he did often put himself into good position in one-on-one situations. His ability to time his entries in the run game was subsidized by consistent one-on-one coverage in the slot.
4 (145)Jack Driscoll6’5 307
OT-Auburn, UMass
221/4th RoundDriscoll continued to get better during school and his footwork was an area of focus. Now he needs to concentrate on gaining more core strength to handle speed-to-power in the NFL. This will be the case at either OG or OT, where he hopes to win a seventh or eighth role in 2020.
5 (168)John Hightower6’1 185
All-purpose-
Boise State
259/4th Round Hightower continued to improve every year in school but finally put it all together in 2019. For a team that went into the draft wanting to add speed at WR, Hightower has some capabilities.
6 (196)Shaun Bradley6’1 235
LB-Temple
196/4th Round Bradley has some footwork issues to clean up at the exchange LB spot. However, he will add plenty of speed to a defense and special teams unit that values quality backups.
6 (200)Quez Watkins6’0 185
WR-Southern Miss
124/3rd RoundSpeed is the name of the game in the pass-happy NFL, and Watkins brings plenty of it to the table. He seemed to build to an even different top gear with the ball in his hands on quick RPO slants and posts. Now he needs to work on getting off of press coverage.
Philadelphia Eagles sixth-round pick Quez Watkins concluded his impressive three-year run at Southern Miss by averaged 18.2 yards per reception as a junior (1,145 yards, 6 TDs).
6 (210)
Prince Tega Wanogho
6’5 308
OT-Auburn
141/3rd Round
Tega Wanogho did not have a chance to show off his impressive tools in the postseason. At this point in the process, the team could afford to take a flyer on a player who may not reach his peak for another three-year period.
7 (233)
Casey Toohill
6’4 250
OLB-Stanford
260/4th Round
Toohill is a fast, athletic long LB with enough speed to play multiple spots. Coverage is a question mark, as is his ability to transfer speed-to-power as a pass rusher.
Washington Redskins Notable pick: Although the Redskins have a number of different types of receivers on its roster, there is no one other than Cam Sims that contains Gandy-Golden’s size. If he can transition effectively to the NFL, it could open up the team’s Red Zone offense.
Round, Selection,
Player School DN Big Board Rank/ Grade ‘Nasty’ Take:
1 (2) Chase Young6’5 264
DE-Ohio State
2/1st Round The Redskins are hoping that Young turns into not only a transformational player but that he can also open up possibilities for the talented Montez Sweat and Ryan Kerrigan on the other side. He may see time at DT on third downs.
3 (66)Antonio Gibson6’0 223
All-Purpose-Memphis
25/2nd Round There simply aren’t players with the size/speed quotient that Gibson brings to the table at 228 pounds. It would not be a shock to see the team use im in the backfield as a dot RB, slot WR or even outside receiver. The all-purpose dynamo produced without a lot of touches in school.
4 (108)Saahdiq Charles6’4 303
OT-LSU
189/4th RoundCharles bends, latches and slides effectively. What he hasn’t been able to do is stay on the field. Whether it was a suspension, injury or otherwise, the former Tiger was not dependable week-to-week. Perhaps the NFL opportunity will change his tunes.
4 (142)  Antonio Gandy-Golden6’4 223
WR-Liberty
95/3rd RoundGandy-Golden didn’t necessarily perform as well during the testing portion of the postseason as he did on the field. It will not come as a shock if he develops into the team’s primary Red Zone threat early in his career.
5 (156)Keith Ismael 6’3 309
OC-San Diego State
113/3rd RoundIsmael -a junior-entry- probably would have not gone much higher in next year’s draft and that may have influenced his decision to come out early. His quickness (and experience at three positions) will add another layer to the Redskins running game.
5 (162)Khaleke Hudson5’11 224
S/LB-Michigan
263/4th Round Hudson may have gotten dinged because he doesn’t really have a true position at the next level. At least, not yet. We think he can be a sub-package LB with enough zone capability to cover the flats and beyond.
Washington Redskins fifth-round draft pick Khaleke Hudson blocked five kicks during his career at Michigan.
7 (216)
Kamren Curl
6’1 206
S-Arkansas

150/3rd Round
Curl – a former cornerback- plays faster on the field than he times in T-shirts and shorts. He reacts to what he sees on the football field and plays with anticipation.
7 (226)
James Smith-Williams
6’3 265
DE-NC State
310/5th Round
Smith-Williams was probably as accomplished off the field as he was on it. A subpar senior year caused the workout warrior to slip in the draft, but injuries were probably more of the cause. However, Ron Rivera has had success with these types of DL (see Mario Addison) in the past.

Q&A with former Miami (Fla.) LB Shaq Quarterman: “From start to finish”

Former Miami (Fla.) linebacker Shaquille Quarterman -a four-time All-ACC selection at linebacker- finished his storied career with 356 tackles, ninth all-time in school history. In 2019, Quarterman became the only Hurricane to start 52 consecutive games without missing a start. DraftNasty editor-in-chief Corey Chavous caught up with Quarterman during the week of the 2020 East-West Shrine Bowl. They talked about why finishing was an important part of his legacy. Quaterman modeled his game after his idol, a former Hurricanes linebacker and NFL first round pick who currently serves as his mentor.

Corey: First, I’d like to ask how do you think the week has gone for you so far?
Quarterman: I think the week has progressed for me very well. First day of pads, I already knew it was knocking off the dust. Not for just me, but everybody out here. As it gets better, people get more comfortable, you get to see who really can play. So today I felt like it was night and day from my first day. I just feel like as the week keeps going I’m going to get even better.

Corey: We actually shot your last bowl game (2019 Independence Bowl). A lot of your teammates made the decision not to play in that game. For you, as a team captain, one of the things that you talked about was just how important that last game was to you. Ended that game with 11 tackles. Even though it was a little bit of a debilitating loss, your defense played well. Talk about how you felt about finishing the right way.
Quarterman: I’m a man of principle. I really stick to my principles and morals. I could not have my team out there and feel like they’re better off without me because I wanted to go train just a couple of days early. That’s not the way I want to set a standard. That’s all I’ve ever talked about was the standard. It’s not bailing on your team, because I love my guys and they made their decisions for why they made their decisions. But I’m a team guy, that’s all it is. I couldn’t be on the sidelines and then I was thinking about going but that makes it worse. I’m going to play with my team.

Corey: Right.
Quarterman: 55 is going to lead his team out there. I never folded. I never did that.

Quarterman (No. 55 pictured) finished his career with 356 tackles, 12 quarterback sacks, 46.5 tackles for loss, an interception and 13 passes defensed.

Corey: Our notes on you surround the ability to stack-and-shed. That is one of the things that is a little bit underrated in your game. Talk about why that is important to you…using your hands as a linebacker.
Quarterman: Because that’s how you’ve got to survive in the league (NFL). In college, you can still get away with being more athletic than a lot of guys. But at the next level, that margin of error is cut drastically shorter. You have to be able to do a lot of things to survive. It’s about longevity. The standard career time is already like 2.3 years, so if I can’t use my hands as a linebacker I don’t see how I’m going to see the field. And that’s just being honest. Because it’s a business, it’s about producing. I undertand that. That was one of my critiques last year, so this year I knew I had to work on that. I knew I had to put it on tape multiple times. Like you said, I put it on tape, but it’s very underrated. So I’ve got to change something about me to make it not underrated.

Corey: Now if there’s a question the scouts are asking you when you talk to them. What’s the biggest question they have for you the rest of the postseason? Certainly you’re coming down here this week dispelling any questions they may have. What do you hear the most?
Quarterman: It’s always about my ability to play in space. I’ve been in the box so long at Miami, so good at playing the run, that my coaches didn’t have to worry about that. So if you don’t have to worry about one spot, you can find pieces around him that could play the pass.

Corey: Absolutely.
Quarterman: So I was never groomed for my pass coverage basically. That’s why those question marks exist.

Corey: And they had you coming forward a lot.
Quarterman: Right.

Corey: The tackles for loss weren’t just this year, they were a year ago as well.
Quarterman: Exactly.

Corey: Run blitzes, timing run blitzes.
Quarterman: They just let me do what I do best. And I understand that. But now I’m in a position where I’ve got to show people that I can do the other side of the spectrum.

Corey: And how have you felt that has gone out here (East-West Shrine week)?
Quarterman: The first day was rusty. Today, a whole 180. I didn’t win a single one-on-one yesterday, and I didn’t lose one today.

Corey: That’s awesome man.
Quarterman: Yes sir.

Corey: The tradition at your school is pretty deep at the linebacker position. But if there is a player, even beyond Miami (Fla.), that you’ve looked up to from the NFL perspective -either presently or in the past- who would that be? .
Quarterman: Jon Beason (10-year NFL veteran, former Miami (Fla.) linebacker-2007 NFL Draft, 1st Round, 25th overall, Carolina Panthers). That’s my mentor, man.

Corey: Wow. Really good player.
Quarterman: That’s my mentor. I want to play like him. I still watch his tapes. He let me get a hold of his tapes, so I still watch him. We’re almost built the same. I’m a little taller than him, but as soon as I stepped on campus they talked about our neck sizes and stuff like that. I just love the way he plays the game. I try to do everything that he would do and beyond. Because he did everything the right way. He played through injuries and all that. To have a chance to go to Miami (Fla.) and meet your idol and have him mentor you. And take you underneath his wing and see that he sees it in you. It’s something different. It’s a lot of weight on that.

Quarterman (No. 55 pictured) played the entire 2017 season with a torn left AC joint and finished that year with 83 tackles, 2.5 QB sacks, 7 TFLs and 5 PBUs.

Corey: Four-year starter at Miami from your true freshman year on. The meaning of that?
Quarterman: It’s different. It’s hard. Very difficult. I just really thank Coach Richt and Coach Diaz for trusting in me. It takes a lot to put a true freshman out there…at any position in college football. I really appreciate that. I tried to uphold it as long as I could.

Corey: Well, man, good luck and continue the tradition. I know you gotta get outta here. Nice to meet you. Enjoyed watching you throughout your career.
Quarterman: I appreciate that.

2019 NFL Draft recap, pick-by-pick: NFC East

The New York Giants had the sixth overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft and selected former Duke quarterback Daniel Jones.  Their selection set off a series of events in what shapes up to be a very competitive division in 2019.  We take a look at every pick in the division made this past weekend.

NFC EAST

Hill (No. 9 pictured), the Dallas Cowboys second-round selection, actually starred as a 320-pound freshman defensive end under former defensive coordinator Erik Chinander.

Dallas Cowboys Notable picks: Hill may be the pick that the team looks back on eventually with a smile.  His immense athleticism could provide matchup problems from the inside in Year 1.  Pollard’s play speed varies, but his downhill running style gives the team options in the return game.
Round,

Selection,

Player School DN Big Board

Rank/

Grade

‘Nasty’ Take:
2 (58) Trysten Hill UCF 74/2nd Round We talked to one anonymous offensive coordinator who stated that “Hill was the best defensive lineman they had seen.”  This same coordinator had also faced other top-notch Power 5 defenses.  It lays credence to the amount of talent that the 300-plus pound Hill possesses.
3 (90) Connor McGovern OG/Penn State 98/3rd Round The Cowboys had a revolving door at the left guard spot in 2018 and McGovern- a former U.S. Army All-American-got on the field early for the Nittany Lions, starting nine games as a freshman.  He is a bully on the football field who works better at guard than center.
4 (128) Tony Pollard All-Purpose/Memphis 161/3rd Round The NCAA’s all-time leading kickoff returner in terms of TD returns was also an effective dot running back and slot receiver.  He could be a steal in the fourth round.  Career Stats: 4,860 all-purpose yards-139 carries for 941 yards (6.8 YPC) and 9 TDs; 104 receptions for 1,292 yards (12.4 YPR) and 9 TDs; 87 KOR, 2,616 yards (30.1 yds/KR) and an NCAA-record 7 KR TDs
5 (158) Michael Jackson CB/Miami (Fla.) 149/3rd Round Jackson had a solid two-year run for the Hurricanes subsidized by an above average showing during 2019 East-West Shrine practices.  He is a very good challenger versus wide receivers, particularly bigger receiving targets. He is a cornerback that does better versus outside releases than inside releases in press-man.
5 (165) Joe Jackson DE/

Miami (Fla.)

180/3rd Round Jackson can be a bit unorthodox in his style, making it tough for offensive tackles to gauge his techniques.  Despite some stiffness, he posted 138 tackles, 24 QB sacks, 37.5 TFLs, 5 FFs, 2 FRs, INT and 5 PBUs in 39 games.
6 (213) Donovan Wilson S/Texas A&M 168/3rd Round Wilson came to Texas A&M with a reputation for turning the ball over and didn’t disappoint in school.  A long defender, his versatility extended to the nickel, cornerback and safety spots in school.
7 (218)

Acquired from Oakland

Mike Weber RB/Ohio State 347/5th Round The former U.S. Army All-American got off to a hot start in Columbus, but that has since cooled down after a rash of nagging lower extremity injuries lingered over a two-year period.
7 (241)

 

Jalen Jelks DE/Oregon 174/3rd Round Jelks, a former high school interior DL, can move around the defensive front with ease.  He is more athletic than his testing numbers suggest. 

New York Giants first-round draft pick Daniel Jones’ 85-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver T.J. Rahming in the 2018 Independence Bowl was one of five touchdown passes in a career-best performance.

 

New York Giants Notable picks: Although the Giants made several good selections, this entire draft will ultimately come down to how the team transitions from Eli Manning to Daniel Jones.  GM Dave Gettleman and his scouting department deserve credit for getting early-round value with Love, the Slaytons and Ballentine. For the second straight year, Gettleman decided to draft a player from Georgia’s defense (2018-Lorenzo Carter, third round).
Round,

Selection

Player School DN Big Board

Rank/

Grade

‘Nasty’ Take:
1 (6) Daniel Jones Duke 73/2nd Round The Giants believe that Jones can be an Eli Manning-clone, but perhaps with better athleticism.  Jones started 36 games in his career and finished it with six touchdowns in an MVP performance in the 2018 Independence Bowl.
1 (17)

Acquired from the Cleveland Browns in the Odell Beckham, Jr. and Olivier Vernon trade

Dexter Lawrence Clemson 9/1st Round After taking its heir apparent to Eli Manning early, the Giants decide to bet on the third Clemson DL to go off on the board.  Can Lawrence return to his 2016 ACC Rookie of the Year form?  It may not matter.  He will line up over the center in the team’s three-man fronts and occasionally line up over offensive guards in their four-man looks.
1 (30)

Acquired from the Seattle Seahawks

Deandre Baker Georgia 36/2nd Round Baker’s toughness will be a good fit for the Giants.  He has a chance to vie for a starting role in Year 1.  The big key for him will be finding a balance in transition during the move area for wide receivers (12-to-16 yards). 
3 (95) Oshane Ximines DE/Old Dominion 148/3rd Round Ximines (Troy Jefferson’s Player to Watch in our 2018 Old Dominion preview)  has plenty of the characteristics needed to produce as a 30-front outside linebacker.  While only an adequate bender, he uses a quick-footed nature to escape offensive tackles.   He seemed most comfortable rushing from the right side in the film viewed.
4 (108) Julian Love CB/Notre Dame 68/2nd Round Love’s gambling style resulted in a number of pick-six opportunities in 2017, and he finished on most of them.  The consensus All-American has outstanding instincts and quickness. 
5 (143) Ryan Connelly LB/Wisconsin 237/4th Round Connelly’s toughness shined through the entire 2018 season.  Despite playing through injury, he produced at nearly the exact level as he had in 2017. He is not a thumper but is capable of getting low to tackle.  Connelly ends up getting the draft call over partner and All-Big Ten linebacker T.J. Edwards.
5 (171) Darius Slayton WR/Auburn 127/3rd Round Speed is a big part of the equation whenever a receiver averages 20 yards per catch over a three-year period.  Slayton has no problems running by defensive backs.  He caught three passes for 163 yards and three touchdowns in the 2018 Music City Bowl. His body language gives away intermediate route concepts because he doesn’t come off the ball with consistent forward lean.
6 (180) Corey Ballentine CB/Washburn 50/2nd Round He has excellent feet, hip flexibility, toughness and return skills.  Working on staying lower in his backpedal will put yet another tool in his toolbox, but he already can close distances from a variety of angles.
7 (232)

Acquired from Minnesota

George Asafo-Adjei OL/Kentucky 583/6th Round Plus size.  Praised for his versatility within the program.  Heavy puncher. Although he started primarily at the right tackle spot, he can backup several positions.  His impressive Pro Day performance likely earned him a draft slot. 
7 (245)

Acquired from Los Angeles

Chris Slayton DL-Syracuse 123/3rd Round It could be argued that the 700-pound squatter has as much lower body strength as the team’s 17th overall pick in Lawrence. He is not an accomplished pass rusher but he finished his career with 32.5 tackles for losses. Despite the Orange winning 10 games in 2018, Slayton was the team’s only draft pick.

 

Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins passed for 4,831 yards (70%), 50 touchdowns and eight interceptions in 2018.

Washington Redskins Notable picks: Haskins may carry a bit of a chip on his shoulder due to his slight fall simply because the Giants play in the same division.  It will be fun to track future Jones versus Haskins matchups.  He will pair up with his Buckeye teammate McLaurin in the third round, and we felt that he carried second-round value.  Harmon could become grand larceny in the sixth round, as could either Moreland or Brailford in the seventh.  Bruce Allen and Doug Williams put together a well-constructed draft designed to grab another pass rusher, a future quarterback and more competition at receiver.  Linebacker is still a question mark for the team entering 2019, especially after the release of Zach Brown.  There will be a lot of pressure on Reuben Foster to finally come into his own.
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1 (15) Dwayne Haskins Ohio State 27/2nd Round Haskins passed for 50 touchdowns in his only year as a starter at the collegiate level.  He provides insurance in case Alex Smith is unable to return from a catastrophic leg injury in 2018.  The All-Big Ten signal-caller will compete with former Broncos QB Case Keenum.
1 (26)

Acquired from Indianapolis

Montez Sweat Mississippi State 8/1st Round The Redskins needed to upgrade their pass rush and Sweat was likely the best player left on its board. Aside from dynamic testing numbers, the former Michigan State Spartan stood out over the last two years on the field for the Bulldogs with underrated effort.
3 (76) Terry McLaurin WR/Ohio State 30/2nd Round McLaurin caught 11 TD passes from Dwayne Haskins in 2018.   After a strong Senior Bowl week of practices which clearly defined him as the week’s best route runner, it leaves one to wonder what his production would have been like as its No. 1 featured receiver.  Aside from the ability to win off the line of scrimmage, he is one of the better gunners in this year’s draft.  He finished his career with 17 tackles.
4 (112) Bryce Love RB/Stanford 110/3rd Round Love went nearly exactly at his position on our Big Board, but he may have gone much higher if he had not suffered an ACL injury late in the year. Ankle issues were also a concern during his career. The fact that he carried the ball 97 less times as a senior may have saved him wear-and-tear in the minds of some entering this year’s draft.
4 (131) Wes Martin OG/Indiana N/A The Hoosiers team captain may have surprised some by going ahead of teammate Brandon Knight.  His ability to create forward movement in the run game may be underrated.  Martin did 38 reps at 225 pounds on his Pro Day.
5 (153) Ross Pierschbacher OC/Alabama 314/4th Round It is not often that a high profile offensive lineman from the state of Iowa gets out of the state.  Pierschbacher more than justified his national ranking as a prep level lineman.  He has solid initial quickness, positive on-field movement and decent overall awareness.  He will need some help if left on an island versus elite interior pass rushers.
5 (173) Cole Holcomb LB/UNC 272/4th Round Despite being a good overall athlete, the second-team All-ACC linebacker did not have one scholarship offer coming out of high school.  The former soccer player has good feet on the field.  He is a bit of a pumped up 230-plus pounds.  A workout warrior, he caught the attention of NFL scouts with his 4.46 speed, 6.77 3-cone and 4.15 20-yard short shuttle times in pre-draft workouts.  He also went 11-feet in the broad jump.
6 (206) Kelvin Harmon WR/NC State 108/3rd Round Harmon says he likes Michael Thomas (Saints) because their frames are similar. We think he plays the game at the right clip.  His play strength and 218-pound frame make it  tough for defensive backs to work through and around.  He is a grinder who could stick.
7 (227) Jimmy Moreland CB-Nickel/James Madison 164/3rd Round There is really not much more Moreland could have done while at James Madison.  He covered instinctively, was willing in run support and finished plays on the ball as well as any cornerback in the 2019 NFL Draft class. He finished his career with 18 interceptions (363 yards, 6 TDs), but he was knocked for his 73 1/4-inch wingspan.
7 (253) Jordan Brailford DE-OLB/Oklahoma State 171/3rd Round Brailford did exactly what he was supposed to do during the 2019 postseason.  At every turn he not only met expectations, but often exceeded them.  This was even evident when he showed up over 250 pounds at the 2019 NFL Combine.  On the field, he put up 28 tackles for losses the last two years with efficient work using roll moves, slithering gaps on line games and an occasional inside club.

 

 

Miller (No. 48 pictured), Penn State’s Co-MVP in 2018, posted 12.5 quarterbacks and 26 tackles for loss over the last two seasons.

 

Philadelphia Eagles Notable pick:  For a team that prides itself on pass rushers, the team’s fourth-round pick in Miller has a chance to be more than what many may bargain for.  While his statistics don’t represent it, he was always at his best versus the best competition. For the second straight year, the Eagles take a defensive end with upside in the fourth round (2018-Josh Sweat).
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1 (22)

Acquired from the Baltimore Ravens  in exchange for its 25th overall pick

Andre Dillard OT/Washington State 13/1st Round Dillard has the ability to pass protect at a high level and he will be tasked to become the team’s bookend opposite Lane Johnson. After being a serviceable Pac-12 tackle in a pass-happy offense, will his workout numbers translate to becoming a dominant force on the field? 
2 (53)

Acquired from Baltimore

Miles Sanders RB/Penn State 49/2nd Round Sanders came to Penn State ranked as the No. 1 running back in the entire country by several recruiting services.  He is adequate in blitz pick-up and -although largely unproven as a route runner- possesses soft hands.  As he moves on to the NFL, he will become more aware of his ball security.
2 (57) J.J. Arcega-Whiteside WR/Stanford 100/3rd Round Arcega-Whiteside, the 2014 South Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year, and former high school basketball standout, brings a high-flying style to the field.  It will be important for the Eagles to move him around some, like they did at Stanford. 
4 (138) Shareef Miller DE/Penn State 138/4th Round Miller -a junior-entry who ranked 138th on our Big Board- could prove to be a better pro than collegian.  He is better with his hand in the dirt than out of a two-point stance and often translates speed-to-power on line games and stunts.  He bought into DL coach Sean Spencer’s various techniques the last two seasons.
5 (167)

Acquired from New England via Los Angeles via Kansas City

Clayton Thorson QB/Northwestern 178/3rd Round His moxie, arm strength, athleticism and overall pocket presence complement above average size. He won 35 of his 53 career games in school and was 3-1 as a starter in bowl games (didn’t finish the Music City Bowl).  He did, however, bring his team back from a 20-3 deficit in the 2018 Holiday Bowl. 

2019 NFL Combine, Day 1, Offensive linemen: ‘Who got nasty?’

The 2019 NFL Combine featured a collection of very athletic offensive linemen on Day 1. We take a look at four players from the group who helped their respective stocks.

Joshua Miles 6’5 314 OL Morgan State

The former Western Tech High School star and Baltimore, Maryland native had already won his fair share of bar room brawls during the week of 2019 East-West Shrine practices. Tough to dislodge from inside at guard, he also slid his feet well at times during the week at left tackle.

The last player drafted from Morgan State was back in 2003. Former Bears and New York Giants tight end Visanthe Shiancoe impressed NFL scouts during his own combine performance with an eye-opening 39 1/2-inch vertical leap while weighing in around the 251-pound mark.

While that leap was impressive, the 36-inch vertical jump that Miles – a 2018 All-MEAC performer- turned in on Friday may end up as the most impressive athletic feat of the weekend. Why? He weighs in the 315-pound range. When you couple that with his 9’1″ broad jump, it is easy to quantify his lower body explosion on the field. His 4.75-second showing in the 20-yard short shuttle will also open the eyes of NFL teams. He is a near lock to become just the second Bear drafted in the last 37 years.

Max Scharping 6’6 327 OL Northern Illinois

Max Sharping (No. 73 pictured) started 53 consecutive games for the Huskies.

An above average postseason has been icing on the cake so far for Scharping, whose game is defined by his patience. On film, he frustrates defensive ends by always keeping his hands up around his numbers in a position ready to punch. He understands angles. The kinesiology graduate and Academic All-American offers teams flexibility. He started at right guard, right tackle and left tackle in school.

On Friday, he put to rest some doubts about his true foot quickness and explosiveness despite not running a 40-yard dash. He went under 4.7 seconds in the 20-yard short shuttle (4.69), posted an impressive 28-inch vertical jump and notched a respectable 7.77 time in the all-important three-cone drill. Perhaps even more impressive was that he did it while weighing in seven pounds heavier than he did at the 2019 Senior Bowl.

Trey Pipkins 6’6 309 OT Sioux Falls

Pipkins (No. 78 pictured) was the first player ever selected to attend the NFL Combine from Sioux Falls.

NFL teams want to see a player dominate his level of play (Division II) and Pipkins obliged, turning in an All-American campaign that routinely saw him finish versus overmatched personnel. Regardless of the personnel, he has shown an element of ‘nasty’ finishing linebackers and defensive ends once he gets his hands inside the numbers (2nd QTR/4:33, Minnesota State Moorhead ’18; Jones, Day 2, East-West Shrine ’19-pancakes him through ground).

Although he underwhelmed in the bench press (16 repetitions at 225 pounds), he made it up for it with a solid on-field workout. He was fluid changing directions and displayed much of the base that has been evident on film. On Friday, he ran a 5.12 40-yard dash, went an eye-opening 33 1/2 inches in the vertical jump and also posted an equally impressive 9-foot-6-inch broad jump. For good measure, he blazed a 7.61-second time in the three-cone drill.

Michael Jordan 6’6 312 OC-OG Ohio State

Ohio State’s Michael Jordan (No. 73 pictured) started 41 games for the Buckeyes.

When you hear the name Jordan you immediately think of the ability to sky over the competition. The former Buckeye has the look of a heavy NBA power forward. Despite 34 1/4-inch arms, he still posted a 32 1/2-inch vertical jump. He also recorded a broad jump (9’8″) that bested even some of the running backs, including Temple’s Ryquell Armstead, who ran a 4.45 40-yard dash.

It could partly explain how he’s been able to compensate versus leverage defenders at the center spot, where he can execute his combo-rub blocks with efficiency (see Tulane ’18). His pad level is still an issue at times and this was even apparent at the left guard spot in 2017 (see Indiana). His quickness, however, in the 20-yard short shuttle (4.71) helps explain his above average ability to pull in confined areas. Jordan helped his stock on Friday.

OFFENSIVE LINE RESULTS

Alabama’s Miller making his mark

Alabama outside linebacker Christian Miller is blessed with NFL bloodlines.  His father, former NFL linebacker Corey Miller, enjoyed an eight-year NFL career with the Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants that included 72 starts, 14 sacks, seven interceptions and a host of tackles.

Miller hasn’t been able to get his career on the same upward trek up to this point, but he has shown flashes in the past.  Before going down to a biceps injury versus Florida State in 2017, he had already run through the Seminoles offensive tackles on a couple of occasions when defending the run out of a two-point stance.  Well- balanced at 6-foot-4, 247 pounds, he has enough length to occasionally battle with offensive tackles on the edge (see picture vs. USC’s Chad Wheeler in 2016).  He possesses the necessary bulk to create separation while deciphering the action.

So how has he grown mentally over the last year?

First of all, he didn’t allow the biceps injury to end his 2017 campaign.  He rehabbed religiously to make a comeback in time for Alabama’s national championship run.  His arduous journey draws high marks if for nothing more than its pure tenacity.  Miller put it best when he described the passage prior to the team’s Sugar Bowl contest against Clemson in early January.

“I feel good. This is what we wanted,” Miller said. “This is the opportunity that we wanted. Obviously had a rough start to the season with getting injured in the first game. But I rehabbed and worked back, and now I’m back.” (https://www.seccountry.com/alabama/christian-miller-describes-grueling-rehab-shit-not-easy).

And he didn’t just come back, he contributed.  In the 2018 National Championship Game, he was seen lining up on the punt team at the left tackle spot.  In the same game, he used a right-handed post versus a tight end and just wouldn’t quit on a down that resulted in a quarterback sack after he re-mapped his course.

Coming into this season, the true test would be to see if his pass rush variety would improve coming off the edge.  Last week vs. Ole Miss in Oxford, he put together arguably his best career performance to date (5 tackles, 2.5 QB sacks, 2.5 TFLs).   His first quarterback sack came on a play from the left defensive end spot.  He took a shoulder away and then surfed around the corner to wheel the edge and get the quarterback on the ground. On this play, he displayed an increased skill running the loop.   He later ran over a running back (in a one-on-one blitz pick-up) with a speed-to-power rush that resulted in his second quarterback sack.

These types of plays create a baseline to judge Miller on for the rest of the season.  As a competent complementary pass rusher alongside Dylan Moses, Isaiah Buggs and Raekwon Davis, the former five-star recruit may give the Crimson Tide’s defense even more room to blossom.

New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys, 9-16-18: In-game report

In a classic NFC East battle, the Dallas Cowboys (1-1) and the New York Giants (0-2) turned back the clock and played a style of football reminiscent of their 1990s encounters. The Cowboys prevailed 20-13.  DraftNasty’s Troy Jefferson gives his impressions in this in-game report:

Cowboys defense

Giants quarterback Eli Manning completed 33-of-49 passes but averaged just 4.4 yards per attempt on Sunday night.

If it hasn’t already, the game ball should go to defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli.  The Cowboys harassed the Giants offense all game, holding their division rival to 35 rushing yards and sacking Eli Manning six times.  Marinelli utilized  his traditional single high safety looks with a few twists.  Throughout the game, the fifth-year Cowboys defensive coordinator threw in some slot blitzes and twisting stunts along the defensive line.  Manning was forced to run off his spot and settle for checkdowns. Even when he had time, he “hopped” in the pocket and didn’t set his feet to throw.  A good example of this was in the second quarter on third down when Manning panicked and rushed a throw that went behind his intended receiver Odell Beckham, Jr.   The Giants addressed their skill positions in the offseason but Dallas took advantage of an offensive line and a quarterback that were out of sync.

Cowboys kicking game

Much to the dismay of Cowboys fans, Dan Bailey was released before the season. Bailey, who had an 88-percent field goal accuracy percentage over his seven-year career, was replaced with 28-year old rookie Brett Maher.  Maher missed his only field goal attempt from 47 yards against the Panthers in Week 1, but did go 2-of-2 against the Giants. The kicks were from 37 yards and 29 yards respectively.  Maher wasn’t tested in Week 2 with long range attempts but his progress over the season will be worth monitoring.  In a division which is so heavily balanced, special teams could decide who makes the playoffs and who doesn’t.

Saquon Barkley

The Giants second overall draft pick has showed through two games that he can contribute in multiple ways.  Dallas looked to stack the box against the run while also avoiding the home run ball to receivers Odell Beckham and Sterling Shepard.  Despite rushing for just 28 yards, Barkley caught 14 passes for 80 yards. The rookie from Penn State has transferred his open field deceptiveness from college to the NFL.  On one play in the second quarter, Barkley caught the ball in the flat by beating the Cowboys linebackers to the outside and then used a spin move to avoid safety Kavon Frazier to gain a few extra yards.  Look for head coach Pat Shurmur to continue to tailor the playbook to get Barkley more quick touches in the open field, whether that be in the running or passing game.

 

2018 NFL Draft recap, pick-by-pick: NFC East

NFC EAST

 

Dallas Cowboys

Vander Esch hopes to bring championships to the Cowboys over the next few years.

Notable picks: Vander Esch may prove to be the difference-maker that the Cowboys envision with his versatility. Armstrong’s uneven pre-draft workouts are not at all an indication of his on-field burst and athleticism. Williams adds some swing backup insurance and could outplay his original draft position.

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1 (19) Leighton

Vander Esch

6’4 256

Boise State 36 (2nd Round) Athletic former basketball player has to become better in his stack-and-shed. Underrated range in coverage.
2 (50) Connor

Williams

6’5 296

Texas 3 (1st Round) Williams’ injury in 2017 following an inauspicious start to his junior campaign. When he’s on top of his game, the finish is in place.
3 (81) Michael

Gallup

WR-6’1 205

Colorado St. 145 (3rd Round) Gallup wins outside the numbers and plays with a physical style that is even stronger than his sturdy 205-pound nature suggests play-to-play.
3 (82) Tracy

Walker

DB-6’1 195

Louisiana-Lafayette 191 (4th Round) Walker has enough length that he could even get looks at a cornerback spot. A solid tackler, his best football may be ahead of him.
4 (116) Dorance

Armstrong, Jr.

OLB-6’4 257

Kansas 49 (2nd Round) Armstrong, Jr. has an 84-inch wingspan and produced 20 tackles for loss in 2016.
4 (140) Dalton Schultz

TE-6’4 249

Stanford 296 (4th Round) Schultz is an underrated route runner despite producing just 11 third down receptions in school.
5 (171) Mike

White

QB-6’4 223

Western Kentucky 155 (3rd Round) White has all of the tools of an NFL starting quarterback minus the mobility.
6 (208) Cedrick

Wilson

WR-6’3 194

Boise State 78 (3rd Round) Wilson produced like a first-round wideout in the MWC. Will his 4.55 speed translate to the perimeter or will he be relegated to the slot?
7 (236) Bo

Scarbrough

RB-6’1 228

Alabama 308 (5th Round) It may have been a long wait on draft day, but the bruising runner could be a change-of-pace power back if he can contribute on special teams.

 

 

 

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Giants

Hill (No. 98 pictured) ranked as one of DraftNasty’s Top 3-4 DEs/DTs available in the 2018 NFL Draft. The former Wolfpack star rushed for over 800 yards and 5 TDs as a senior at the prep level.

Notable picks: Hernandez is a mammoth blocker who wins on man blocks.   If he can win as an angle blocker, it will increase the diversity of the running game.  Hill and McIntosh both will add diversity to a defense that finished 27th against the run in 2017.

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1 (2) Saquon

Barkley

RB-6’0 233

Penn State 2 (1st Round) Barkley’s lateral agility is top-notch. How much will he contribute as a check down threat?   Based on his collegiate film, he should line up at a number of spots.
2 (34) Will

Hernandez

OG-6’2 327

UTEP 21 (2nd Round) A behemoth bar room brawler with mass and underrated quickness, Hernandez has to distribute his weight evenly to reach his immense potential.
3 (66) Lorenzo

Carter

OLB-6’5 250

Georgia 68 (3rd Round) Carter has some similarities to current Carolina Panthers DE Mario Addison. Can he create speed-to-power off the edge?
3 (69) B.J. Hill

DL-6’3 311

NC State 22 (2nd Round) Hill’s dependability is aided by an ability to play a bit longer than his 77-inch wingspan would suggest. Makes plays laterally in the run game.
4 (108) Kyle

Lauletta

QB-6’3 222

Richmond 154 (3rd Round) Lauletta –the 2017 CAA Offensive Player of the Year- maintains good posture in the pocket and excels on the hit-and-throw concepts. Posted a 4.07 time in the 20-yard short shuttle at the NFL Combine.
5 (139) RJ

McIntosh

DT-6’4 286

Miami (Fla.) 161 (3rd Round) McIntosh has the size to play either DE or DT.   His 83-inch wingspan complements a light-footed nature. He needs to anticipate snap counts with more consistency.

 

 

Philadelphia Eagles

Former Pittsburgh cornerback Avonte Maddox (No. 14 pictured) played WR, CB, PR KR and the nickel back spot for the Panthers. He will add versatility to the Super Bowl champions’ roster.

Notable pick: Maddox is a player who went undervalued due to size and slight durability concerns. His ability to cover the slot could increase some of the packages by DC Jim Schwartz. Schwartz typically likes to rush with four players and Maddox could increase coverage disguises.  The Eagles got three of our top 60 players with their first three selections.

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2 (49) Dallas

Goedert

6’4 260

South Dakota St. 56 (2nd Round) Goedert gives the Eagles two tight ends who can attack vertically in the seams of the field. And he weighs in the 260-pound range.
4 (125) Avonte

Maddox

CB-5’9 183

Pittsburgh 53 (2nd Round) Maddox’s 4.39 40-yard dash at the Combine was only outdone by his 6.51 time in the 3-cone drill. He’s even better on the field than in T-shirts and shorts.
4 (130) Josh

Sweat

DE-6’5 251

Florida St. 58 (2nd Round) Sweat fell due to lingering question marks about his knee.   When he’s feeling good, he can translate speed-to-power with one-hand posts and collapses the edge vs. tackles.
6 (206) Matthew

Pryor

OT-6’6 343

TCU 375 (5th Round) Pryor sits on run defenders with his mammoth size.   He often wins in the first phase of block. 11 ½-inch hands.
7 (233) Acquired from New England Patriots Jordan

Mailata

OL-6’8 346

Australia Rugby player N/A Mailata never played college football, but he ran in the 5.1-range for NFL scouts.

 

Washington Redskins

Settle (No. 4 pictured) posted 19.5 tackles for losses the last two seasons for the Hokies.

Notable picks: Christian will help alleviate the issues the Redskins had last year when injuries beset the offensive line. Can he swing to the center position to challenge incumbent Chase Roullier?  Settle is a player who was once thought of as a potential second-round pick before an uneven postseason.

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1 (13) De’Ron

Payne

DT-6’2 311

Alabama 30 (2nd Round) Payne will help to control the action as a fire-plugging two-gap specialist and occasional one-gap penetrator. Expect to see him aligned over the center in DC Greg Manusky’s three-man fronts.
2 (59) Derrius

Guice

RB-5’11 224

LSU 24 (2nd Round) Guice will have to balance his bullish running style to avoid the injury scrapes that took away time from him as a junior.
3 (74) Geron

Christian

OT-6’5 298

Louisville 79 (3rd Round) Christian’s versatility in school saw him move around during games. He was seen snapping the ball on his Pro Day and it could be a possible transition to a starting role.
4 (109) Troy

Apke

S-6’1 200

Penn State 147 (3rd Round) Apke didn’t make a number of plays off the hash, but he demonstrated range during the week of the 2018 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl and versus Pittsburgh in 2017.
5 (163) Tim

Settle

DT-6’3 329

Virginia Tech 200 (4th Round) Settle’s quickness is aided by power. He will win versus guards or centers and could be a rotational piece on first and second down.
6 (197) Shaun

Dion Hamilton

LB-6’0 228

Alabama 231 (4th Round) Crimson Tide team captain has battled major lower extremity injuries, but he can locate, identify and close once he’s made his reads.
7 (241) Greg

Stroman

CB-5’11 174

Virginia Tech 381 (5th Round) With Stroman’s level of return ability, it is easy to forget that he also broke up 27 passes and picked off 9 passes in school.
7 (256) Trey Quinn

WR-5’11 203

SMU, LSU 227 (4th Round) Mr. Irrelevant caught 114 passes in 2017 after an unsettling stint at LSU. His savvy and quickness earn high marks.