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What are the Bears top needs in the 2021 NFL Draft?

Photo by Warren Wimmer /Icon SMI/Icon Sport Media via We want you guys to vote on the top four needs that the Chicago Bears have as they ready themselves for the 2021 NFL Draft. Free agency is pretty much over and the 2021 NFL Draft is right around the corner, so what do you feel are the biggest needs still remaining for the Chicago Bears? As is Ryan Pace’s M.O., he went out and addressed several positions that we’d all categorize as needs for this Bears team during free agency, but the talent level of those acquisitions have certainly left their options open....

Gang Green Nation

Jets Podcast: Key Remaining Free Agents in Case Certain Positions Aren’t Addressed in the Draft

Photo by Christian Petersen/ The first round of the NFL Draft is one week from today. The Jets will select their new quarterback of the future. The team also owns the 23rd overall pick. The second day will also be exciting. The Jets have the second pick of the second round in addition to a pair of third rounders. They also will look to add less heralded prospects on day three. The focus now is on the Draft. It has been for weeks since the busy stage of free agency ended. After the Draft some focus might move back to unsigned free agents. None of these players will draw...

ClutchPoints

3 teams who should make a late run to sign Richard Sherman

The 2021 NFL free agency frenzy has come and gone, but there are still quite a few players on the market that could help a team. One of those available free agents is veteran star cornerback Richard Sherman. He has been a big part of the San Francisco 49ers’ defense over the past few years […] The post 3 teams who should make a late run to sign Richard Sherman appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Dawg Pound Daily

3 Free Agents Cleveland Browns should still consider ahead of draft week

Andrew Berry has been aggressive in free agency already, but he might not be done yet. The Cleveland Browns should consider these three players still. Things have changed for the Cleveland Browns in the last week and a half. After the addition of Jadeveon Clowney last week, defensive end is no longer a big need. […] 3 Free Agents Cleveland Browns should still consider ahead of draft week - Dawg Pound Daily - Dawg Pound Daily - Cleveland Browns News and Fan Community

Raising Zona

“A” is alpha for the Arizona Cardinals

Since the Free Agency period began a little over a month ago, GM Steve Keim’s strategy has been clear; fill the Arizona Cardinals locker room with as many veteran leaders as possible. For a franchise that could very well be losing its face in Larry Fitzgerald it makes all the sense in the world for […] “A” is alpha for the Arizona Cardinals - Raising Zona - Raising Zona - Arizona Cardinals News and Fan Community

Arrowhead Pride

Duke cornerback Michael Carter II could add versatility to the Chiefs

James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports 29 Days of Draftmas continues with a cornerback who can play in the slot, at safety and in the box. A very Merry Draftmas to you! We continue our tradition of profiling an NFL Draft prospect every day in April, leading up to the NFL Draft on April 29th. Every day, you’ll get a prospect profile that includes how they would fit with the Kansas City Chiefs. This offseason, we’ve seen the Chiefs pursue a few players in free agency that they weren’t able to sign. With good reason, most of the focus has been on the offensive tackle and...

Blogging The Boys

2021 NFL Draft: Shouldn’t be too much of a surprise if the Cowboys take an offensive tackle at #10

Photo by Chris Coduto/ What if the draft isn’t “all about the defense” after all? In the months and weeks leading up to the NFL draft, fans and pundits alike obsess seemingly endlessly over their team’s weaknesses. They go to great lengths to devise costly free agency schemes and spend countless hours constructing elaborate mock draft fantasies about how to address those weaknesses. We collectively obsess over those weaknesses, but we don’t talk about our team’s strengths a lot. In a closed system like the NFL, and with finite resources at your disposal...

The Falcoholic

2021 NFL Draft scouting report: Cincinnati S James Wiggins

Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via The Falcons are likely looking for more versatility from their safety group, and Wiggins could help. It is not often that NFL teams are able to inject starters into their depth chart via free agency this late in the offseason, especially for the veteran minimum salary. Consider the Falcons a bit lucky by signing veteran safety Duron Harmon to a one-year deal. His acquisition, along with safety Erik Harris, further drove home the perspective that the Falcons are looking to add interchangeable safeties on the back end of their...

Pats Pulpit

Patriots draft profile: Alim McNeill would add size, upside to New England’s defensive line

Photo by Grant Halverson/ Related: Patriots draft profile: Jaelan Phillips has all the tools to be a successful edge rusher at the next level Their interior defensive line was a definitive weakness for the New England Patriots, and they tried their best to bolster it through free agency. But even though players were re-signed to multi-year deals and added from outside the organization, the long-term outlook of the group is somewhat uncertain particularly at the nose position: Davon Godchaux and Carl Davis are playing on two-year and one-year deals respectively. While...

Dawg Pound Daily

3 Linebackers the Cleveland Browns should draft in Round 1

Here are three linebackers the Cleveland Browns could take in Round 1 of the 2021 NFL Draft The Cleveland Browns have been active early and often in free agency, with the last addition of Jadaveon Clowney. Unfortunately, with that addition, the team decided to part ways with Sheldon Richardson, but the holes on defense continue […] 3 Linebackers the Cleveland Browns should draft in Round 1 - Dawg Pound Daily - Dawg Pound Daily - Cleveland Browns News and Fan Community

Horseshoe Heroes

Colts: Seahawks signing former Chris Ballard free agency mistake

Though Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard is more known for his drafting than making splashes in free agency, he’s still done a solid job adding talent on the open market. Some of his best signings include quarterback Philip Rivers (one year, $25 million), edge rushers Justin Houston (two years, $24M) and Denico Autry (three […] Colts: Seahawks signing former Chris Ballard free agency mistake - Horseshoe Heroes - Horseshoe Heroes - Indianapolis Colts News, Opinion, and Fan Community

Field Gulls

Pre-Snap Reads 4/21: Three Seahawks free agents the team should re-sign

K.J. Wright and Pete Carroll | Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports Eat well. Sleep well. Seahawks News Seahawks should sign these three remaining unrestricted free agentsThe Seahawks still have a little money to spend in free agency. They should probably spend some of it on three of their own unrestricted free agents. Seahawks Q&A: Is Seattle set at WR, and could Diggs be a trade chip?Stacy Rost of 710 ESPN Seattle's Jake and Stacy answers a few questions from Seahawks fans with the NFL Draft rapidly approaching next week. New podcast appearance and some...

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Dolphins GM Chris Grier doesn’t seem to be in a rush to address team’s lack of edge players

Ahead of the NFL draft, Dolphins GM Chris Grier pointed out that a few decent defensive ends and pass rushers are still available in free agency, and that they might be willing to sign deals that pay them “below market value.”

Bolt Beat

LA Chargers: 3 players who won’t survive summer roster cuts

The 2021 NFL Draft is nearly upon us and once it passes we will have a much better outlook at the LA Chargers‘ roster for the 2021 season as beyond. As it currently stands, there are some noticeable holes that the team did not address in free agency that it will likely address in the […] LA Chargers: 3 players who won’t survive summer roster cuts - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - LA Chargers News and Fan Community

Bolts From The Blue

AFC West Free Agency Recap: Las Vegas Raiders

Photo by Harry How/ The Raiders blew up their offensive line, but added plenty of options for Derek Carr. The Raiders finished the 2020 season with an 8-8 record, good enough for second in the AFC West. Their season peaked with a win over the Kansas CIty Chiefs in Week 5, but the Raiders also managed to take down several other top teams from a year ago in the Cleveland Browns and New Orleans Saints. Las Vegas made huge waves within the news cycle in March by essentially blowing up their offensive line, which has been one of the best units in the NFL over the past five...

Pats Pulpit

Expanded use of jersey numbers among approved rule changes for upcoming season

Photo by Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Related: NFL rule change proposals aim to modify overtime rules, jersey number options The NFL offseason often brings change as, in addition to the draft and free agency, the competition committee and individual teams propose rule changes to modify the game before each season. This year, 11 total rule changes were proposed and today we have seen multiple of those proposals pass. Amongst the rule changes that passed were Chicago’s point-after-touchdown proposal, the Los Angeles Rams’ double forward pass proposal, and...

NESN.com

Potential Patriots: Picking Defensive Tackle In Each Round Of NFL Draft

The New England Patriots still have one potential spot to fill on their interior defensive line even after signing three defensive tackles and bringing back Lawrence Guy in free agency. The Patriots already had Byron Cowart, Bill Murray, Akeem Spence and Nick Thurman heading into the offseason. They then signed Henry Anderson, Davon Godchaux and […] The post Potential Patriots: Picking Defensive Tackle In Each Round Of NFL Draft appeared first on NESN.com.

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Patriots Mock Draft: Pats Select Risky, High-Upside First-Round Pick

The 2021 NFL Draft is just over a week away, and the New England Patriots head into the event with the freedom to not be constrained by draft needs. The Patriots filled the majority of their holes in free agency. They should at least look to come out of the 2021 draft with a quarterback, […] The post Patriots Mock Draft: Pats Select Risky, High-Upside First-Round Pick appeared first on NESN.com.

ClutchPoints

Browns’ Kevin Stefanski floats intriguing tactic on how to use Jadeveon Clowney

The Cleveland Browns finally secured the services of veteran defensive end Jadeveon Clowney last week. Even though they lost a number of good players to free agency, Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski bared that his new acquisition in Clowney will be able to fill the holes as he is expected to utilize his versatility to […] The post Browns’ Kevin Stefanski floats intriguing tactic on how to use Jadeveon Clowney appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Stripe Hype

Bengals offseason ranked third in AFC North by CBS Sports

The Bengals were aggressive in free agency but left holes entering the 2021 NFL Draft next week. Cincinnati was ranked third in the AFC North for how well their offseason has gone. Cincinnati added help with edge rusher Trey Hendrickson, offensive lineman Riley Reiff and cornerbacks Chidobe Awuzie and Mike Hilton. Hendrickson was brought in to […] Bengals offseason ranked third in AFC North by CBS Sports - Stripe Hype - Stripe Hype - Cincinnati Bengals News and Fan Community

The Falcoholic

Safety targets for the Falcons in the 2021 NFL Draft

Photo by Alex Menendez/ With the 2021 NFL Draft fast approaching, it’s time to take a look at some top targets for the Falcons at positions of need. We continue with safety, where Atlanta added Duron Harmon and Erik Harris but still needs quality depth for the future. The 2021 NFL Draft is fast approaching, which means it’s time to discuss some priority targets for the Falcons. Atlanta has been carefully adding veterans in free agency to bolster several major roster holes, but the team still has significant gaps in the roster. Up until the draft, I’ll be detailing...

Big Blue View

NFL free agency: Wayne Gallman headed to 49ers on one-year deal

Photo by Elsa/ The 2017 fourth-rounder had a career year in 2020 Following a career year with Saquon Barkley on the sidelines due to injury, former New York Giants running back Wayne Gallman is now headed to the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers have signed former Giants RB Wayne Gallman.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) April 21, 2021 A 2017 fourth-round pick, Gallman rushed for 476 yards as a rookie before Barkley came in as the second overall pick and became the starter. Gallman played sparingly in 2018 and 2019 when Pat Shurmur was the head coach. But last season,...

Big Blue View

Giants always intended to be aggressive in free agency

Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports Takeaways from media availability of Dave Gettleman, Kevin Abrams The New York Giants’ aggression in free agency — giving Leonard Williams, Adoree Jackson and Kenny Golladay $97.5 million in guaranteed money in a market with a reduced salary cap — raised some eyebrows around the NFL. “There were no surprises,” said assistant GM Kevin Abrams. “It’s always a bit of an unknown who the players are who you will be able to attract, but we knew we were going to be aggressive. “The danger of free agency is that it’s more auction...

Dawg Pound Daily

3 Small school sleepers Cleveland Browns should draft

A look at three small-school prospects who fit with the Cleveland Browns To put it short and sweet, the Cleveland Browns have blown free agency out of the park. They have filled massive holes and have created one of the most high-powered starting rosters in all of the NFL. Free agency is only phase one […] 3 Small school sleepers Cleveland Browns should draft - Dawg Pound Daily - Dawg Pound Daily - Cleveland Browns News and Fan Community

Still Curtain

Is Najee Harris now a lock for the Steelers first draft selection?

The Steelers fanbase has been taken by surprise following James Conner’s free agency decision. The entire concept of the Pittsburgh Steelers taking a running back in the first round of the upcoming NFL Draft has seemed asinine at best. This is due to the fact that there have always been multiple counterarguments to debunk such […] Is Najee Harris now a lock for the Steelers first draft selection? - Still Curtain - Still Curtain - Pittsburgh Steelers News and Fan Community

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APC Community Mock Draft - The Steelers are on the board at 24

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports With the 23rd pick, the Jets built up their defense in anticipation of Robert Saleh’s new scheme. The Steelers reportedly are locked into a few options at 24. At pick 23, the Jets picked Asante Samuel Jr., the CB from Florida State. Cornerbacks went back to back at 22 and 23 as Joe Douglas continues to rebuild the Jets. After strengthening the defensive line and wide receivers in free agency, the Jets didn’t address their cornerback group. It was imperative they used an early pick on the position and Samuel will be a day 1 starter...

Vikings' Kirk Cousins facing enormous pressure in 2019 | Pro Football Talk | NBC Sports

The Vikings need a huge performance from Kirk Cousins in 2019 as the franchise could be set to lose some key pieces on defense due to free agency or trade. #NBCSports #ProFootballTalk #KirkCousins »

Thomas Davis talks free agency | That Other Pre Game Show

That Other Pre Game Show analysts discuss comments on the Carolina Panthers Thomas Davis teams of interest for next season.

Minnesota Vikings: Super Bowl or bust in 2018?

With Kirk Cousins reportedly on board, is the Minnesota Vikings' 2018 season a failure if they fail to reach the Super Bowl? Peter King discusses that and other free agency news on PFT Live.