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Greg Cosell's NFL Draft Preview: On the field, Joe Mixon is most complete RB prospect in this draft (Shutdown Corner)Tuesday, March 28th, 2017
A lot has been said about Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon off the field, and some teams will take him off their draft board for a 2014 incident in which he punched a woman. While teams will have to make that decision on how to weigh Mixon’s off-the-field issues, for this piece I’m focusing only on the evaluation of Mixon as a player, based on film study. Based solely on film, I believe Mixon is a better overall prospect than Florida State’s Dalvin Cook, who is projected by almost everyone to go in the first round.
The NFL, in an effort to get safer, has changed kickoff and touchback rules in order to remove what it said to be one of the more dangerous plays in football. Next up could be eliminating one of the more entertaining NFL plays. According to the Washington Post, the competition committee is expected to recommend banning players from leaping over the line of scrimmage on field-goal and extra-point attempts.
NFL draft profile: No. 39 — Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes, flawed but thrilling playmaker (Shutdown Corner)Monday, March 20th, 2017
Shutdown Corner is counting down the top 50 prospects in the 2017 NFL draft with a scouting report, quotes from NFL evaluators and a projection where they might be drafted. Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes has a tremendous arm but needs work. The skinny: Son of former MLB pitcher Pat Mahomes also was known to have a good fastball (up to 93 mph) coming out of high school but chose football as his ultimate path.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Free agent linebacker Jarvis Jones signed Tuesday with the Arizona Cardinals.
The Atlanta Falcons have re-signed safety Kemal Ishmael and have signed wide receiver and return specialist Andre Roberts from Detroit. Roberts played two years with Washington before his one season in Detroit.
The Arizona Cardinals have re-signed running back Andre Ellington to a one-year contract. Ellington, the backup to David Johnson, has played all four of his NFL seasons with Arizona after being drafted in the sixth round out of Clemson in 2013. A versatile 28-year-old back who also lines up at receiver, Ellington has been slowed by injuries in his pro career.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed three unrestricted free agents: defensive tackle Stefan Charles, linebacker Audie Cole and offensive lineman Earl Watford.
The Arizona Cardinals have made the big investment they knew would be required after trading for Chandler Jones a year ago, signing him to a five-year contract. The agreement comes after the Cardinals placed the franchise tag on Jones to prevent him from becoming a free agent. The Cardinals acquired Jones in a trade with New England before last season, and general manager Steve Keim had said all along that the team would sign the player to a long-term contract.
On the opening day of NFL free agency, the Washington Redskins made a franchise-altering move that didn't involve a player. Team president Bruce Allen announced the firing, which is effective immediately. McCloughan, 46, served as GM for the past two years and had a four-year contract.
Greg Cosell's NFL draft preview: Davis Webb's upside, and concerns about Patrick Mahomes (Shutdown Corner)Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
There’s a lot of time left before the draft, and it’s possible another quarterback will jump into that top three by then. Texas Tech’s Patrick Mahomes or Cal’s Davis Webb, a couple of “Air Raid” offense quarterbacks, could be the quarterbacks who get increasing buzz before the draft.