Either Trumaine Johnson was the last one to figure this out, or he’s had this one in the hopper for a few days.
The Rams cornerback said goodbye to his fans (in both St. Louis and Los Angeles) and said hello to the open market in a social media post last night.
It was clear the Rams weren’t bringing him back after using the franchise tag on him twice, then trading for both Aqib Talib and Marcus Peters and also signing Sam Shields.
That there’s room for development is obvious. The two-time ACC Player of the Year must work on his base and driving through the football to become more accurate. Arizona may be able to land someone special without having to trade up, and he could develop within its quarterback-friendly scheme.
A team can never have too many talented pass-rushers. The Baltimore Ravens already feature Terrell Suggs, but he will be 36 years old in October. Matthew Judon, Za’Darius Smith and Tyus Bowser combined for 14.5 sacks last season. However, none of them are as talented as Marcus Davenport.
At 6’6 and 264 pounds, Davenport has the physical tools to be a top-10 overall pick. Yet he’s far from a polished product. Davenport showed explosiveness with a 4.58-second 40-yard dash and 10’4 broad jump.
The 2017 Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year registered 55 tackles and 8.5 sacks. According to Pro Football Focus, Davenport finished his final season on campus with 51 quarterback pressures and 33 defensive stops. He achieved those numbers in only 11 games.
The league plans to make more than 60,000 tickets available via the lottery. With the venue holding upwards of 100,000 in the stands and surely thousands more on the field, it’s unclear how many people the NFL plans to accommodate. However, the league easily should be able to surpass last year’s 70,000-person throng in Andreas Martinsen Jersey Philly 銆?and to get to six figures 銆?if the league wants to.
Registration for tickets via the lottery remains open through Wednesday.
The demand for the event is impressive, since it amounts to nothing more than the reciting of names of incoming players, some of whom will be there, some of whom won’t. But the draft keeps getting bigger and bigger, and this year it will be the biggest it’s ever been.
Game Mens Pierre Pilote Jersey The Giants started free agency with a cannonball-like splash into the offensive line market.
Any other moves will be more like an Olympic gold medalist diver with barely a ripple in the water.