Most draft rankings have Alabama’s Calvin Ridley at the top of the list of wide receivers, but opinions vary about how the rest of the receivers in this year’s class measure up to one another.
One of the wideouts in the tier of players below Ridley is Dante Pettis, but an injury from last season is costing him chances to burnish his case on the workout circuit. Pettis hurt his ankle last November and did not do any athletic work at the Scouting Combine. He’ll also be sitting out the University of Washington’s Pro Day this Saturday.
Barkley is a 233-pound back with 4.40-second 40-yard dash speed. Running back simply doesn’t hold the same value as other positions, and Barkley could fall as a result, even if he is a home run threat every time he touches the ball. The two-time Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year has the size to run through defenses and plenty of speed to run past them. And he may be even more effective as a receiver.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers need help everywhere along their defense after they finished last in total defense, pass defense and sacks in 2017. Since no defensive end holds a high enough draft grade to be considered at this juncture, the secondary will be the priority.
The two are running, which says a lot. Watt is coming back from a broken leg and Watson from a torn ACL. While Watt’s wearing an elastic wrap, Watson’s not wearing any kind of brace.
There’s only so much you can tell from online video, but the fact they are ambulatory is a good sign. Watt in particular has struggled, with three surgeries in the past two seasons to fix his leg and his troublesome back.
The Texans don’t have a first- or second-round pick last year, trading them away to acquire Watson and get rid of Brock Osweiler.
The reason Kaepernick still can’t find a job—even as a backup—the counterargument goes, is because his collusion case has put league owners on the defensive. However, signing Kaepernick would effectively end the case. Thus, that argument makes no sense.
What does make sense is that Kaepernick has become a symbol on both sides of the social justice movement, and ever since then, no NFL team has interest in employing him.
Want proof? Take a look at Eric Reid.