After the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft was dominated by linemen and linebackers, the second and third rounds saw teams turn more attention to the pass-catchers and defenders that are so crucial in the passing game.
The first two picks of the second round were cornerbacks, kicking off a day in which 16 defensive backs, 11 wide receivers and six tight ends came off the board.
The Arizona Cardinals, who started things on Thursday by choosing Heisman-winning quarterback Kyler Murray with the No. 1 overall pick, were again on the clock at the beginning of the second round on Friday. The Cards used that 33rd overall pick on University of Washington cornerback Byron Murphy. Continue reading
Eddie Jackson, Kyle Fuller
The 2018-19 football season is in the books.
The New England Patriots are the Super Bowl champions for the sixth time in their franchise history. The Calgary Stampeders took home the CFL’s Grey Cup for the eighth time.
Clemson won college football’s FBS national championship for the third time, unofficially (depending on who you ask) unseating Alabama as the amateur level’s elite program. North Dakota State won the FCS national title, Valdosta State earned the Division-II national crown, and Mary Hardin-Baylor earned the Division-III national title. Continue reading
Six secondary standouts from football’s week that was:
Grant Delpit, S, LSU (NCAA) — Of all the college football programs that give themselves the unofficial “DB U” moniker, LSU has as legitimate a claim as any.
The list of Bayou Bengals who have gone from Baton Rouge to the NFL is long and littered with defensive backs: Patrick Peterson, Tyrann Mathieu, LaRon Landry and Eric Reid are some of the more recent Pro Bowl DBs from LSU. (Crazy how a recent Pro Bowl safety like Reid couldn’t get a team to sign him in free agency this offseason. I wonder what that’s about?)
Two of the league’s fastest rising defensive stars are Jets safety Jamal Adams and Bills cornerback TreDavious White, both LSU products. Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills, also from the LSU lineage, was a starter on last season’s Super Bowl championship team. Continue reading