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Packers G.M. on tonight’s first pick: Come and get it

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Packers General Manager Ted Thompson bailed out of the first round last night, and he wants to make sure everyone knows the top pick of the second round is available. Via Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, Thompson made it clear tonight’s first choice (the 33rd overall) is very much for sale. “Oh yeah, you can put that down,” Thompson said. “That will save us a couple of phone calls. We’re taking calls.” The Packers bypassed the chance to pick 29th last night when the Browns had to have tight end David Njoku. For their troubles, they got the 33rd and 108th picks, giving Thompson the first picks tonight and tomorrow (when the fourth round begins). What he’s hoping for is a bidding war to develop today.

13 NFL Players

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Professional football players are in pristine shape, which many achieve by following a strict diet and exercise program. Buffalo Bills players normally follow a very regimented diet. The Buffalo News reports that players are given individualized meal plans, follow a strict eating schedule, and participate in an exercise program. That doesn’t mean they don’t occasionally cut loose, though.

2017 NFL mock draft, 2nd round: DeShone Kizer finds a home

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports The Notre Dame quarterback will be the hot player of round two while plenty of CBs and DEs get picked. The first round of the 2017 NFL Draft featured plenty of trades and surprises, and look for that to continue

Day 2 Mock Draft

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Note to first-time visitors: The College Column is much more than mock drafts. Visit the archive for enlightening profiles on some of the 2017 draft’s biggest names, as well as stories on some of this year’s most important trends. ROUND 2No. 33 Green

Steelers stay put and draft T.J. Watt at 30th-overall

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

With the 30th overall selection in the 2017 NFL draft, the Steelers have selected T.J. Watt, outside linebacker from the University of Wisconsin. Watt, the younger brother of Houston Texans’ Pro Bowl defensive end, J.J. Watt was considered one of the top edge rushers in the draft.

Browns draft David Njoku with the 29th pick

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

In a last minute surprise, the Browns traded with the Packers to move up to the 29th spot in the 2017 NFL draft. With it, they selected tight end David Njoku out of the University of Miami. “With the 29th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns

Titans first round thoughts

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Kendall Wright, Justin Hunter, Dorial Green-Beckham, and Kenny Britt have contributed to my nerves here. An offseason that started with Wright cleaning out his locker, then a Brandin Cooks trade, then draft prospects…it looks like we will be discussing wide receivers all offseason, yet again. The first round didn’t go as expected, but I don’t blame Jon Robinson one bit.

Packers deal No. 29 pick, stock up for rest of draft

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Ted Thompson wanted to make one thing clear to the NFL's other 31 general managers Thursday night: Having already traded the Green Bay Packers' first-round pick to the Cleveland Browns to move back, he's willing to do so again on Day 2 of the draft. ''Oh yeah,'' Thompson said with a smile. The Packers sent the 29th overall pick to the Browns to move back four spots to the first pick of Friday's second round (No. 33).

Patriots stand pat on day-one of the NFL Draft

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

After months of speculation about the fates of Jimmy Garrapolo and Malcolm Butler, the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft came-and-went and both remained on the Patriots roster, ending said-speculation that the Browns would consider moving one of their two first round picks for Garrapolo.

Seahawks Select… Draft Picks in the 2017 NFL Draft

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

As per their typical pattern, the Seattle Seahawks traded down, swapping their 26th pick to the Atlanta Falcons for the 31st pick. Seattle received an additional third and seventh round pick to drop five spots. At this rate, the Seahawks will have every