The NFL season is nearly over, with just the Super Bowl left. For the 30 teams that are not still playing, the focus has turned to the offseason. Free agency and the NFL Draft are the main priorities, especially with the Senior Bowl having just finished and the Combine on the horizon. With that in mind, we've compiled the most interesting tidbits from around the NFL as the draft approaches.
Myles Jack A Top 7 Pick?
UCLA LB Myles Jack tore his meniscus mid-way through the season, and elected to bypass his senior year and head right to the NFL. While Jack is still in the process of rehabbing, Matt Miller of Bleacher Report posted a pair of videos, and it's safe to that Jack looks healthy and explosive. Miller also believes that Jack won't make it out of the Top 7 picks come April.
Elliott And The Giants Not A Match?
The New York Giants taking Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott has been a popular mock draft selection early in the process. Elliott is clearly the top RB in the class, and the idea of adding a true workhorse makes sense for the Giants. However, NJ.com's James Kratch says it doesn't add up for the Giants to select Elliott.
Kratch lays out four main arguments as to why the Giants won't pick Elliott. They are: (1) that they Giants have other pressing needs, (2) the Giants have four RBs under contract, (3) taking an RB in the first is a major risk and (4) the Giants can get an RB later in the draft.
Could The Eagles Add A Young QB?
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson recently did an interview with CSN Philly, and may have dropped a hint about the Eagles targeting a young QB when asked about if the Eagles can win now.
"I think the thing with going to Kansas City is we needed a quarterback," Pederson said. "We needed one. So the immediate fix is to find the top available free agent. I think in our situation [now], you may not have to go that route. Therefore, the draft, there’s some good quarterbacks in this draft. I’d love to be able to pick one up, develop him, and eventually he becomes your guy over time. Several ways to skin a cat, but I think in our situation, I think we’ve got a quarterback that’s on our roster right now if he’s our guy that we can win with."
That sounds like an indication the Eagles might not take a QB high, especially if they do end up resigning Sam Bradford. But taking one in the later ones appears to be a serious option. For more on the Eagles' NFL Draft plans, download the Chat Sports Android and iPhone app.Back to the NFL Newsfeed