“I think it’s Travis Kelce, no question about it,” said Lewis when asked Friday on NFL Total Access who the best tight end in the business was.
27. Kansas City Chiefs, $6.8 / $167.1 million
Damien Williams, Carlos Hyde, Darrel Williams
Carlos Hyde is a smart addition and a tough runner. The Chiefs are going to need a more diverse weapon set in 2019, though.
Bovada, the oddsmaker that offers prop bets, provided a betting line for the hypothetical throw off that hasn’t yet been assembled but has piqued the interest of many with Allen the favorite (-170) in the showdown with the 2018 NFL most valuable player as the underdog (+130).
Kansas City: The Chiefs were ridiculous. Their worst roster position relative to league average was Harrison Butker at No. 5, with 141 points, and even that was above average. Owing in part to Kareem Hunt’s release, Damien Williams and Spencer Ware hovered down near the bottom of the list, giving the Chiefs more depth. That’s actually a bad sign for the team’s depth going into 2019, as Andy Reid doesn’t have much history of using second and third running backs.
I thought it would be a good time to take a look at how that draft would play out if teams had the knowledge of how these players would perform in the NFL before making their picks on the night of April 28, 2016. Here’s how I think the draft would go in a redo.
Pick 6: Baltimore Ravens, Chris Jones, DL
Pick 10: New York Giants, Tyreek Hill, WR
Pick 24: Cincinnati Bengals, Kendall Fuller, CB
Chiefs receiver Sammy Watkins and NBA players Kyrie Irving and Wilson Chandler are among those who have publicly said the Earth is flat (and apparently didn’t watch last month’s Space-X launch). Irving later apologized for his comments.
Jones’ tweet drew a lot of comments, and he responded to quite a few of them. Some of Jones’ responses seemed to indicate he was just joking. Others made it seem he was at the very least skeptical.
Right now the best bet that the Chiefs have to gain a compensatory pick is Allen Bailey, Spencer Ware, and Orlando Scandrick. If at least one of those players signs a qualifying contract and the Chiefs sign no more players, they’ll have a chance to gain a fourth-round compensatory pick. That pick could give the Chiefs a total of eight draft picks in 2020.
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In response to critical trolls who pointed out in an attempt to get under Brown’s skin that JuJu Smith-Schuster, not A.B., won Pittsburgh’s team MVP award in 2018, the receiver lashed out at the third-year receiver, recalling Smith-Schuster’s mistake from the Steelers’ Week 16 loss to the New Orleans Saints.
With how well these receivers have produced with their previous quarterbacks, it would be surprising if Carr didn’t look downfield more often in 2019 and beyond. While the box-score numbers may not have shown it, Carr has graded higher than Rivers (90.9) and just slightly lower than Roethlisberger (96.4) over the last three seasons, with a 95.4 deep-passing grade that ranks 11th among 31 quarterbacks in that span. His grade is due in large part to his accuracy downfield, as Carr is tied with Tom Brady for the third-highest perfect accuracy percentage on deep passes since 2016.
Three men reportedly stole $20,000 worth of jewelry and purses after breaking into McVay’s home by bashing in the back door.
McVay was not home during the incident. Damages are being assessed.
McVay’s home security system alerted police of the situation.
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”I mean, some of my numbers look way better than some people already in Canton,” Charles told TMZ.
“He came in our film session, and he said he’s proud of us,” sophomore Davide Moretti said. “We did something that nobody [at Texas Tech] has done before. He was cheering for us, and he said that we’ve got this, because he knows how hard we play and how hard we’ve worked for it. He’ll cheer his butt off for us.”
One-sentence bio: Early entrant into the Draft, three-year letter winner who caught 83 passes his final season for the Cougars.
One-sentence scouting report: Small running back with versatility to run a variety of routes out of the backfield and in the slot.
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