Although Newsome is stepping down from his GM role after the 2018 season, he is slated to become the highest-paid scout in America, Bisciotti quipped in February.
It’s not Ozzie’s last draft. Let’s put that to rest, DeCosta emphasized Thursday. But the dynamic is changing. It will change next year.
Wynn can play both guard, and tackle, which makes him a versatile option for the Patriots. He was a dominant player in college where, according to Pro Football Focus, he only allowed four sacks, two hits and 20 QB hurries in 1,104 pass-blocking snaps at both positions since 2014.
Similar to Derwin James, teams went quarterback crazy early, allowing some of the top defensive players to fall. Fitzpatrick should start on Day 1 for Miami, and bring some athleticism to its defense.
And he’s in some good company, historically. He’s only the third player in college football history to win the Jim Thorpe Award and the Chuck Bednarik Award. The other two? Nine-time Pro Bowler Charles Woodson, and seven-time Pro Bowler Patrick Peterson.
The Cleveland Browns announced the general manager signed 13 undrafted free agents Friday, one of whom was Tennessee’s Evan Berry.
Evan Berry, who played defensive back in college just like his older brother, is being brought on as a wideout. The younger Berry was dynamic with the football in his hands when he wasn’t battling injuries in his four-year collegiate career, scoring four kick return touchdowns and adding one 100-yard pick-six.
The Chiefs, meanwhile, are giving Evan and Eric’s other brother, Elliott Berry, a shot to make their squad, extending a minicamp invitation to the former Tennessee linebacker.
Tennessee needed a linebacker after losing Avery Williamson in free agency. Also, Brian Orakpo is in the final year of his contract, which means Rashaan Evans was a great fit for the Titans.
As far as value goes, the Titans got him 22nd overall after trading up and likely stealing him away from the Patriots.