Kudos to New York for thinking outside the box in Round 1. TE Evan Engram (pick No. 23) should avoid the typical early struggles that rookies at his position face, because he’s as much of a receiver as he is a tight end. He’ll thrive working the underneath
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It didn't take the New York Giants long to find a replacement for defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins, and they may have found one for Eli Manning, too. After taking Dalvin Tomlinson of Alabama in the second round of the NFL draft, the Giants drafted a potential down-the-road replacement for the 36-year-old Manning, taking California quarterback Davis Webb in the third round. ''We hope Eli continues to play at a high level and this guy can develop, hopefully,'' general manager Jerry Reese said.
The Latest on the NFL draft (all times Eastern): 11:35 p.m. James Conner's battle with cancer didn't stop the Pittsburgh running back from reaching the NFL. Conner won't even have to leave Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Steelers selected the running back in the third round of the draft on Friday night, believing Conner can provide a physical presence to take some of the pressure off star Le'Veon Bell. Conner was the 2014 ACC Player of the Year after scoring a school-record 26 rushing touchdowns. His junior year was cut short first by a knee injury and then by a cancer diagnosis. Conner spent six months undergoing treatment for Hodgkin's Lymphoma and was cleared in time for the 2016 season. He grew
With that being the case, it should come as no surprise that Super Bowl Sunday always has been (and always will be) a day where ordinary players become National Football League legends, and a day where teams are able to prove they deserve to be mentioned among the best squads in NFL history. On the flip side, Super Bowl Sunday also presents players and teams with an opportunity to forever live in sports infamy. For every player and team that surprisingly turn in a big-time performance in the big game, there are those who crumble under the pressure of playing for a world championship.
It's easier to recognize the former Villanova defensive end's talent. The Chiefs selected Kpassagnon with the 59th overall pick in the second round of the NFL draft on Friday night in Philadelphia. The three-day draft, which concludes on Saturday, is being held less than 20 miles from Villanova's campus.
Dalvin Tomlinson is coming off the best season of his college career with Alabama. Now he’ll have an opportunity to build on that success after being drafted by the New York Giants with the No. 55 pick in the second round. On the field, he has the potential to become a consistent contributor for the Giants.