Catching up on some draft-related news
Draft season is in full swing with the conclusion of the Super Bowl, there will be plenty of things to filter through between now and the draft — maybe too much. I thought each week I would meander the draft labyrinth for you and let you know some interesting news out there so you don't have to do all the work.
Here's a nice appetizer of information before the main course gets here shortly with the combine only only a few weeks away.
We'll start with the most promising news that relates to the New York Giants:
Greg Gabriel, who held prominent scouting positions with both the Chicago Bears and New York Giants, doesn't believe the Cleveland Browns will take a QB with the first pick overall.
Said it last week and all repeat now. I doubt Dorsey takes a QB at 1. He’ll take the best FB player on Browns board then come back and take a QB at 4 ( if he doesn’t sign one in FA). That’s smart drafting— Greg Gabriel (@greggabe) February 6, 2018
Michigan Wolverines defensive lineman Maurice Hurst projected by some as a late first rounder may be seen by most teams as a late-second or third-round choice by most teams who cite his size as a big question mark.
Orlando Brown Jr. is a huge massive man, but according to a former NFL OL coach (via Lance Zierlein) "he would make me nervous to put out there at left tackle without any help."'
Chase Goodbread breaks down an interesting group of prospects not invited to the 2018 NFL combine