2012 quarterback class a cautionary tale for 2018 More At least four quarterbacks will go in the first round of the NFL draft tomorrow night, making this year’s a particularly strong quarterback class. But the last draft class with four first-round quarterbacks serves as a cautionary tale. That was in 2012, a draft class that was strong at the quarterback position — just not strong where the NFL personnel people and media experts thought it would be. Three quarterbacks went in the Top 10 in 2012, with Andrew Luck going first to Indianapolis, Robert Griffin III going Cheap Eagles Jerseys second to Washington, and Ryan Tannehill going eighth to Miami.
Franklin broke on the scene in Kalamazoo as the Mid-American Conference’s Offensive Player of the Year his freshman year, then continued his strong play to finish his career by owning multiple WMU records, including career rushing yards (4,867), total touchdowns (56) and rushing TDs (52).
Corey Davis was the highest-picked player in Broncos history, getting drafted No. 5 overall by the Titans last year.
I think I did above average at the combine, gave it my all, Franklin said. I woke up early and just went all out. I’m 6 feet and 230 pounds, clocked at 4.6 at the combine, but for the Pro Day I got clocked at 4.45 and that’s usually my speed right there.
Franklin plans to make the same type of impact Toledo running back Kareem Hunt did last year when he was picked in the third round by the Chiefs — No. 86 overall — then led the NFL in rushing (1,327 yards).
We feel really good about our tight ends, Jones said on 105.3 (on Twitter). With what we have on our roster with [Geoff Swaim, Blake Jarwin, and Rico Gathers], we got some really good football players. We don’t think Cheap Game Jerseys we’re going into a season without a good tight end.
Thoughts: You can make a strong case the Lions have a long-term need at cornerback, but the depth chart is pretty packed for 2018, making Hughes a poor first-round value. Between last year’s second-round pick Teez Tabor, the returning Nevin Lawson and free-agent addition DeShawn Shead, the Lions should be able to find a capable complement to Darius Slay.
Thoughts: Again, like Smith, few expect Vea to be there when the Lions are on the clock. But, as the cliche goes, you run to the podium if you have the chance to land the big fella. Vea has the potential to be the league’s next great nose tackle, given his surprising athleticism for his size.