Happy Tuesday, my good people.
Pro Days are next for the scouting community. Here’s to the next seven weeks as we kill time to the 2020 NFL Draft!
LA Chargers pass on Justin Herbert, go different route in recent mock
“Though the Chargers would still need to look elsewhere for a quarterback, it’s hard to argue with the selection of Becton, who was already a top 10 prospect before turning every single head at the combine last week.”
Finding the right fit for the 2020 draft quarterbacks
“Under Steichen last season, the Chargers showed more balance in their run/pass ratio than they had under Whisenhunt, but they also showed a continued willingness to push the ball downfield in the passing game, as you might expect from a new OC with a background in Chudzinski’s Coryell type offenses.”
OT Hakeem Adeniji should be mid-round target for Chargers
“At 6-foot-4 and 302 pounds, the lengthy Adeniji posted solid numbers, which included a 5.17 40, 34-inch vertical and 115-inch broad jump. But the on-field drills is where he made his money, showcasing smooth movement skills when changing directions and the heavy hands when it came to hitting the bags.”
Answering 2020 NFL draft questions for the top 10 picks: Joe Burrow or bust for Bengals?
“Are the Bengals set to take LSU quarterback Joe Burrow with the No. 1 overall pick? What could the Redskins do with the No. 2 pick? How high will the first wide receiver go? We asked the NFL Nation reporters who cover teams picking in the top 10 to answer a question about each team’s outlook for April’s draft”
The one 2020 free agent each NFL team must sign: 32 perfect matches
“However, with that opportunity comes risk, as making the wrong or right moves in free agency can push a franchise to sink or swim. That’s where Pro Football Focus comes in, and we’re here to help.”
“Two teams that won’t pursue Brady, per Breer, are the New York Giants and Indianapolis Colts despite the fact that former Patriots wide receivers coach Joe Judge is the Giants’ new head coach and the Colts have a need under center.”
Every NFL Team’s Toughest Contract Decision This Offseason
“The Los Angeles Chargers are starting fresh at quarterback, so it might also make sense to make a big change at the left tackle position. Okung is a well-accomplished veteran, but he hasn’t been a Pro Bowler since 2017 and he played in just six games last year.”
Romo remains with CBS after agreeing to long-term contract
“CBS’ deal with the NFL expires after the 2022 season, but Romo’s contract goes beyond that. CBS is expected to retain their rights when the next round of negotiations start, which could happen this year once a new collective bargaining agreement with players is finalized.”
WEEK 4: STATS THAT MATTER
“We took a look at metrics on the player level through four weeks of XFL play. Highlighted are at least one stat for a standout player for every XFL team, with 10 in total.”
Former Chiefs receiver Gloster Richardson dead at 77
“The Chiefs drafted Gloster in the seventh round of the 1965 AFL Draft. He spent two seasons on the Chiefs practice squad before getting his chance on the active roster. Over four more seasons, he gained 1,358 yards (and scored 12 touchdowns) on 62 receptions.”