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NFL Draft Review: Day 1 Winners and Losers
The NFL may have been held off until September, but that doesn’t mean the pre-game is on a break too. Thanks to modern technology, the 2020 NFL drafting stage still kicked off as planned last April 23-25. Its first day already hinted at a few great things -- the good and the bad. Some teams got really lucky, while others failed to meet their expectations. Let’s see who among the field of 32 received the lion’s share of recruiting success, and otherwise. Read on to let yourself in on NFL’s winners and losers of day 1 draft. Image Source: https://bleacherreport.com/ The Winners Cincinnati Bengals Although stuck in quarantine, fans from Ohio are surely having the time of their lives for having witnessed one of the best selections in the 2020 draft. The Bengals surely didn’t put that no. 1 pick to waste by acquiring rookie quarterback Joe Burrow. The 23 year-old QB is obviously the best player to fill Andy Dalton’s shoes and one that’s good enough to improve the Bengals’ playoff performance. Tampa Bay Buccaneers The NFL Draft 2020 saw one of the biggest trades with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. What they lost in giving up their fourth-overall pick to the 49ers, they gained in acquiring Iowa offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs at No. 13. And of course, adding the GOAT QB Tom Brady to the roster isn’t something to be overlooked either. Cleveland Browns The Browns also made some promising picks in the draft, with the best of them found in landing Alabama right tackle Jedrick Wills. The 20 year-old power tackle is currently at No. 7 overall player at the boards, showing early signs of potential way back in high school. The Losers Las Vegas Raiders Now onto the dark side of the NFL Draft 2020. It was clear that all the Raiders needed was a good wide receiver, and so making the switch to acquire 21 year-old Henry Ruggs III from Alabama just doesn’t sit well. Don’t get me wrong, Ruggs has all the stops to make Vegas a huge threat with his immense speed and robust hands. But the Raiders could have picked better options to complement the team. Jerry Jeudy and DeVonta Smith - both with running yards way higher than Ruggs in 2018 - were open but for some reason were passed on. Green Bay Packers The Packers sent quite a disappointment to a lot of fans for making a few questionable switches. For one, Aaron Rodgers was let down to make way for Utah State QB Jordan Love. Rodgers was a former MVP and a Super Bowl winner, which is why it’s quite unreasonable for the Packers to let him go. They also picked running back A.J. Dillon and tight end Josiah Deguara, which is not much of an interesting choice.
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knowyoursports
NFL Draft Review: Day 1 Winners and Losers
The NFL may have been held off until September, but that doesn’t mean the pre-game is on a break too. Thanks to modern technology, the 2020 NFL drafting stage still kicked off as planned last April 23-25. Its first day already hinted at a few great things -- the good and the bad. Some teams got really lucky, while others failed to meet their expectations. Let’s see who among the field of 32 received the lion’s share of recruiting success, and otherwise. Read on to let yourself in on NFL’s winners and losers of day 1 draft. Image Source: https://bleacherreport.com/ The Winners Cincinnati Bengals Although stuck in quarantine, fans from Ohio are surely having the time of their lives for having witnessed one of the best selections in the 2020 draft. The Bengals surely didn’t put that no. 1 pick to waste by acquiring rookie quarterback Joe Burrow. The 23 year-old QB is obviously the best player to fill Andy Dalton’s shoes and one that’s good enough to improve the Bengals’ playoff performance. Tampa Bay Buccaneers The NFL Draft 2020 saw one of the biggest trades with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. What they lost in giving up their fourth-overall pick to the 49ers, they gained in acquiring Iowa offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs at No. 13. And of course, adding the GOAT QB Tom Brady to the roster isn’t something to be overlooked either. Cleveland Browns The Browns also made some promising picks in the draft, with the best of them found in landing Alabama right tackle Jedrick Wills. The 20 year-old power tackle is currently at No. 7 overall player at the boards, showing early signs of potential way back in high school. The Losers Las Vegas Raiders Now onto the dark side of the NFL Draft 2020. It was clear that all the Raiders needed was a good wide receiver, and so making the switch to acquire 21 year-old Henry Ruggs III from Alabama just doesn’t sit well. Don’t get me wrong, Ruggs has all the stops to make Vegas a huge threat with his immense speed and robust hands. But the Raiders could have picked better options to complement the team. Jerry Jeudy and DeVonta Smith - both with running yards way higher than Ruggs in 2018 - were open but for some reason were passed on. Green Bay Packers The Packers sent quite a disappointment to a lot of fans for making a few questionable switches. For one, Aaron Rodgers was let down to make way for Utah State QB Jordan Love. Rodgers was a former MVP and a Super Bowl winner, which is why it’s quite unreasonable for the Packers to let him go. They also picked running back A.J. Dillon and tight end Josiah Deguara, which is not much of an interesting choice.
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knowyoursports
NFL Draft Review: Day 1 Winners and Losers
The NFL may have been held off until September, but that doesn’t mean the pre-game is on a break too. Thanks to modern technology, the 2020 NFL drafting stage still kicked off as planned last April 23-25. Its first day already hinted at a few great things -- the good and the bad. Some teams got really lucky, while others failed to meet their expectations. Let’s see who among the field of 32 received the lion’s share of recruiting success, and otherwise. Read on to let yourself in on NFL’s winners and losers of day 1 draft. Image Source: https://bleacherreport.com/ The Winners Cincinnati Bengals Although stuck in quarantine, fans from Ohio are surely having the time of their lives for having witnessed one of the best selections in the 2020 draft. The Bengals surely didn’t put that no. 1 pick to waste by acquiring rookie quarterback Joe Burrow. The 23 year-old QB is obviously the best player to fill Andy Dalton’s shoes and one that’s good enough to improve the Bengals’ playoff performance. Tampa Bay Buccaneers The NFL Draft 2020 saw one of the biggest trades with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. What they lost in giving up their fourth-overall pick to the 49ers, they gained in acquiring Iowa offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs at No. 13. And of course, adding the GOAT QB Tom Brady to the roster isn’t something to be overlooked either. Cleveland Browns The Browns also made some promising picks in the draft, with the best of them found in landing Alabama right tackle Jedrick Wills. The 20 year-old power tackle is currently at No. 7 overall player at the boards, showing early signs of potential way back in high school. The Losers Las Vegas Raiders Now onto the dark side of the NFL Draft 2020. It was clear that all the Raiders needed was a good wide receiver, and so making the switch to acquire 21 year-old Henry Ruggs III from Alabama just doesn’t sit well. Don’t get me wrong, Ruggs has all the stops to make Vegas a huge threat with his immense speed and robust hands. But the Raiders could have picked better options to complement the team. Jerry Jeudy and DeVonta Smith - both with running yards way higher than Ruggs in 2018 - were open but for some reason were passed on. Green Bay Packers The Packers sent quite a disappointment to a lot of fans for making a few questionable switches. For one, Aaron Rodgers was let down to make way for Utah State QB Jordan Love. Rodgers was a former MVP and a Super Bowl winner, which is why it’s quite unreasonable for the Packers to let him go. They also picked running back A.J. Dillon and tight end Josiah Deguara, which is not much of an interesting choice.
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jasonmjindykowsk
BENGALS PUNT ON TRADE DEADLINE
The Cincinnati Bengals are 5-3 and in second place in the AFC North by percentage points. So what do they do at the trade deadline? They punt. I see it as a missed an opportunity this week to display some new stripes. In other words, instead of rolling the proverbial dice to pick up a few upgrades in talent for positions they could use (TIGHT END especially, linebacker, corner, or at least reinforcements for either of the offensive or defensive fronts). Year after year the Cincinnati ownership and front office seem content to be competitive pretenders. It's not a Super Bowl or bust mentality, instead it is just try not to lose too much. Injuries hap[pen to every team, and sometimes their young backups or free agents off the street who can step in. However, winning teams like the Philadelphia Eagles last season's champs, or the New England Patriots, are willing to send a way a draft pick for someone who can fill a void now. That's why those are the most recent Super Bowl winners in the NFL. Cincinnati was unwilling to part with future players for the sake of winning today. Sometimes the window is only there so long, Quarterback Andy Dalton (31) and all-world wideout A.J. Green (30) are both now in their early 30s. A.J. has a boot around one of his feet and may miss a game or two. They have been in the playoffs without winning, but if they got a little help they might actually advance past the first round. The Bengals have been decimated at tight end, as only one (C. J. Uzomah) of the four tight ends they had going into training camp is not injured. That limits the Bengals and their offensive coordinator Bill Lazor from using their two tight end formations. Two tight end packages are tough for a defense to read, you can't tell if it is going to be a pass play or a run. It also allows a team to have a more physical running attack. Which lets a team dictate time possession and keeps their defense on the sidelines, fresh and less injury prone. Speaking of the defense, it is ranked LAST in the NFL in net total yards, and they are giving up an embarrassing 29.6 points a game. The defense has had some key injuries at linebacker, cornerback, and the defensive front. Can you imagine though if this team had gotten in a couple of proven solid players? Would it brighten up the locker room and hopes for the second half of the season that has tough road games coming up? Yes it would. Don't be surprised if the Bengals are 8-7 or 9-6 going into the Pittsburgh game at the end of the year needing to win against the Steelers just to get in the playoffs. And yeah those Steelers have beaten the Bengals seven times in a row. Then again, that is hitting the perceived goal of the Bengal front office, pretending to be competitive and losing in nearly every big game.
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jasonmjindykowsk
BENGALS PUNT ON TRADE DEADLINE
The Cincinnati Bengals are 5-3 and in second place in the AFC North by percentage points. So what do they do at the trade deadline? They punt. I see it as a missed an opportunity this week to display some new stripes. In other words, instead of rolling the proverbial dice to pick up a few upgrades in talent for positions they could use (TIGHT END especially, linebacker, corner, or at least reinforcements for either of the offensive or defensive fronts). Year after year the Cincinnati ownership and front office seem content to be competitive pretenders. It's not a Super Bowl or bust mentality, instead it is just try not to lose too much. Injuries hap[pen to every team, and sometimes their young backups or free agents off the street who can step in. However, winning teams like the Philadelphia Eagles last season's champs, or the New England Patriots, are willing to send a way a draft pick for someone who can fill a void now. That's why those are the most recent Super Bowl winners in the NFL. Cincinnati was unwilling to part with future players for the sake of winning today. Sometimes the window is only there so long, Quarterback Andy Dalton (31) and all-world wideout A.J. Green (30) are both now in their early 30s. A.J. has a boot around one of his feet and may miss a game or two. They have been in the playoffs without winning, but if they got a little help they might actually advance past the first round. The Bengals have been decimated at tight end, as only one (C. J. Uzomah) of the four tight ends they had going into training camp is not injured. That limits the Bengals and their offensive coordinator Bill Lazor from using their two tight end formations. Two tight end packages are tough for a defense to read, you can't tell if it is going to be a pass play or a run. It also allows a team to have a more physical running attack. Which lets a team dictate time possession and keeps their defense on the sidelines, fresh and less injury prone. Speaking of the defense, it is ranked LAST in the NFL in net total yards, and they are giving up an embarrassing 29.6 points a game. The defense has had some key injuries at linebacker, cornerback, and the defensive front. Can you imagine though if this team had gotten in a couple of proven solid players? Would it brighten up the locker room and hopes for the second half of the season that has tough road games coming up? Yes it would. Don't be surprised if the Bengals are 8-7 or 9-6 going into the Pittsburgh game at the end of the year needing to win against the Steelers just to get in the playoffs. And yeah those Steelers have beaten the Bengals seven times in a row. Then again, that is hitting the perceived goal of the Bengal front office, pretending to be competitive and losing in nearly every big game.
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jasonmjindykowsk
BENGALS PUNT ON TRADE DEADLINE
The Cincinnati Bengals are 5-3 and in second place in the AFC North by percentage points. So what do they do at the trade deadline? They punt. I see it as a missed an opportunity this week to display some new stripes. In other words, instead of rolling the proverbial dice to pick up a few upgrades in talent for positions they could use (TIGHT END especially, linebacker, corner, or at least reinforcements for either of the offensive or defensive fronts). Year after year the Cincinnati ownership and front office seem content to be competitive pretenders. It's not a Super Bowl or bust mentality, instead it is just try not to lose too much. Injuries hap[pen to every team, and sometimes their young backups or free agents off the street who can step in. However, winning teams like the Philadelphia Eagles last season's champs, or the New England Patriots, are willing to send a way a draft pick for someone who can fill a void now. That's why those are the most recent Super Bowl winners in the NFL. Cincinnati was unwilling to part with future players for the sake of winning today. Sometimes the window is only there so long, Quarterback Andy Dalton (31) and all-world wideout A.J. Green (30) are both now in their early 30s. A.J. has a boot around one of his feet and may miss a game or two. They have been in the playoffs without winning, but if they got a little help they might actually advance past the first round. The Bengals have been decimated at tight end, as only one (C. J. Uzomah) of the four tight ends they had going into training camp is not injured. That limits the Bengals and their offensive coordinator Bill Lazor from using their two tight end formations. Two tight end packages are tough for a defense to read, you can't tell if it is going to be a pass play or a run. It also allows a team to have a more physical running attack. Which lets a team dictate time possession and keeps their defense on the sidelines, fresh and less injury prone. Speaking of the defense, it is ranked LAST in the NFL in net total yards, and they are giving up an embarrassing 29.6 points a game. The defense has had some key injuries at linebacker, cornerback, and the defensive front. Can you imagine though if this team had gotten in a couple of proven solid players? Would it brighten up the locker room and hopes for the second half of the season that has tough road games coming up? Yes it would. Don't be surprised if the Bengals are 8-7 or 9-6 going into the Pittsburgh game at the end of the year needing to win against the Steelers just to get in the playoffs. And yeah those Steelers have beaten the Bengals seven times in a row. Then again, that is hitting the perceived goal of the Bengal front office, pretending to be competitive and losing in nearly every big game.
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