New York had only one pick, but it avoided the quarterback trap and got the needed stud for Todd Bowles’ secondary in Jamal Adams. The safety’s natural playmaking ability makes him a good bet to be the front-runner for defensive rookie of the year.
Cleveland didn’t get a quarterback, but it got a few more picks and ended up with three needed prospects instead of two.
Getting Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett at the top alone would have made for a stellar first round, but the Browns also got intriguing, athletic chess pieces for both sides of the ball in Michigan safety Jabrill Peppers and Miami tight end David Njoku. Sashi Brown should be very happy.
Browns first-round pick Jabrill Peppers says he’s never “done any of those drugs” in response to an accusation by a former ESPN Radio personality.
Peppers, speaking to reporters Friday at rookie minicamp, is part of the NFL’s drug program because of a diluted urine sample from the Scouting Combine.
Logic says Kaepernick should get a similar look as the one the Browns gave Robert Griffin III last year, but that hasn’t happened. The ship probably has sailed on starting jobs for Kaepernick, as neither the Browns nor Texans have shown interest, but at least one team should be looking to add him for a few million.
There’s no reason contending teams with bad backup situations (Dallas, Seattle, etc.), teams with aging QBs and no solution (Arizona) or teams with starters who generally miss time (Pittsburgh) should not reach out. Kaepernick should get a chance before the summer, but the NFL Cheap Jerseys odds grow less certain with each passing week.