April 2018


After providing No. 2 overall draft pick Saquon Barkley with a big road grader to open some holes for the running game, the New York Giants went to work to improve their pass rush and stop the run. The Giants grabbed mammoth guard Will Hernandez of UTEP with the second pick of the second round on Friday night, a 345-pounder who moved into the Miners starting lineup as a redshirt freshman and started all 49 games at left guard. New York switched to defense in the third round, taking edge-rushing linebacker Lorenzo Carter of Georgia with the 66th pick overall and bullish tackle B.J. Hill of North Carolina State three selections later.

It’s probably safe to say that New York Giants fans are excited about their team picking up Saquon Barkley with the No. 2 pick in the NFL draft on Thursday night. Barkley’s Giants jersey wasn’t just the best-selling jersey of the 2018 NFL draft, which is no small feat given that five quarterbacks went in the first round and are now seen as the future of their franchises. No, Barkley’s jersey sold better than any first-round pick in NFL draft history on draft night, according to a report from ESPN citing information from Fanatics, which runs the official NFL online shop.

The 2018 NFL Draft continued on in Dallas, Texas on Friday with Day 2, featuring the second and third rounds of the NFL's biggest offseason event.On Thursday, the Cleveland Browns made Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield the No. 1 overall pick in the

After a first round full of surprises, the second round of the 2018 NFL draft is set to begin on Friday, with the third round shortly after. The rest of the draft is on Saturday. The Cleveland Browns once again own the first pick of the round, followed

Saquon Barkley is a great talent, and odds are he’s going to have a wonderful NFL career. When you peruse the criticism of the New York Giants’ selection of Barkley at No. 2 overall, you won’t find many people who rip Barkley’s ability. Running backs are a high-profile position, but one that the NFL has devalued.

The New York Giants will probably look to improve their lines in the second day of the NFL draft after taking running back Saquon Barkley of Penn State with the second pick overall. The defensive line will need a pass rusher following the recent trade of end Jason Pierre-Paul to Tampa Bay. Guard Will Hernandez of Texas El-Paso was still on the board after the opening round, while there are a couple of good defensive ends in Harold Landy of Boston College, Arden Key of LSU and Sam Hubbard of Ohio State.

The walk-on of the century got his moment in his home state. The Buffalo Bills seemed to stumble on their QB of the future. And what were the New Orleans Saints thinking with their wild trade up? Here’s a look at our premature draft grades from Round

The Bears had discussions about trading back into the first round on Thursday night, but decided to stay put with the 39th pick, Ryan Pace said. "We're really fired up about (Friday)," Pace said. … The seventh pick in this round, there's another opportunity to get better.

Reigning Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield was the first pick Thursday in the 2018 NFL draft, the annual selection of college players that helps teams in America's most popular sport replenish their rosters. The Cleveland Browns chose Mayfield to kick off the first round of the draft which is considered one of the deepest in recent history for quarterbacks as four of the top 10 players taken were QBs. The 23-year-old Mayfield is expected to eventually become the playmaking cornerstone for the Browns who also have Tyrod Taylor and Drew Stanton at the quarterback spot.

The Cleveland Browns used the first overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft on Thursday to select Oklahoma Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Baker Mayfield, kicking off a first round in which five QBs were selected, one shy of the record. "The guy knows how to play, knows how to win," Browns general manager John Dorsey said Thursday night of Mayfield after a tepid reception from the Browns' live draft party patrons. The more that 20,000 on hand inside of at AT&T Stadium, the first draft at an NFL stadium, erupted in cheers as commissioner Roger Goodell announced the Browns' decision.

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