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April 28, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. EDT

What will the Buccaneers do at 27th in the NFL Draft?

You’d be hard-pressed to find a team with more guesswork — position, name, trading up or down or not — than Tampa Bay. We can point to defensive line and guard as the most obvious needs, but the draft sim buzz has been geared more towards taking a safety. If the best at those positions — guard Zion Johnson, defensive lineman Devonte Wyatt — are gone at 27, it might make sense for the Bucs to slip a bit, pick up a third- or fourth-round pick, someone another that can upgrade the 53. We’ll see.

Greg Auman·

Personal Editor, Buccaneers


Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL Draft picks 2022: Ratings, tweaks and scouting reports

April 28, 2022 at 2:25 p.m. EDT

Jaguars pick No. 1 overall in back-to-back NFL Draft

The Jaguars pick No. 1 overall for the second year in a row. It’s happened eight times in NFL Draft history:

  • 1936-37 Philadelphia Eagles
  • 1939-40 Chicago Cardinals
  • 1976-77 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • 1986-87 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • 1994-95 Cincinnati Bengals
  • 1999-00 Cleveland Browns
  • Cleveland Browns 2017-18
  • 2021-22 Jacksonville Jaguars

(Photo: David Butler II/USA Today)

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Jaguars final draft: Aidan Hutchinson still No. 1, plus 11 other picks

April 28, 2022 at 2:01 p.m. EDT

Edge rushers and OTs dominate Dane Brugler’s latest mock draft

Of course, I want every choice to be correct in this final fictional draft, especially since I currently have a pretty decent three-year run. However, I would also be okay with going 0 for 32 in my final simulation, as that means it was a wild and unpredictable first round.

And chances are that’s what we’re getting tonight with the 2022 NFL Draft.

This sim project is not based on my opinion of The Beast players or what I think teams should do. This projection is based solely on what I hear and what other teams think might happen.

Let the chaos begin.

Danish Brugler

Danish Brugler·

Personal Writer, NFL Draft


Dane Brugler’s latest NFL mock draft: Edge rushers, offensive tackles dominate first round

April 28, 2022 at 1:49 p.m. EDT

Coming tonight: The Athletic Football Show live from Las Vegas

Join Robert Mays, Dane Brugler and Nate Tice starting at 8 p.m. ET to react and analyze each pick!

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April 28, 2022 at 1:41 p.m. EDT

“You’re Clown Shoes”

The Bills had fun this morning thinking back to the social media reaction to Josh Allen’s selection in 2018.

The reaction was not positive, to say the least.

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NFL athletic staff

April 28, 2022 at 1:32 p.m. EDT

No first round for the Bears again

For the third time in four years, the Bears have no first-round picks. It seems unlikely that Ryan Poles will change that tonight by trading. He’s likely hoping for a late-round run on quarterbacks, which could drop offensive linemen, wide receivers, defensive linemen and defensive backs in Round 2, where the Bears currently sit at pick 39 and 48.

Kevin Fishbain

Kevin Fishbain·

Personal Editor, Bears


‘I’m not cooking this board too much’: A look at the Bears’ draft process under new general manager Ryan Poles

April 28, 2022 at 1:08 p.m. EDT

Five prospects perfectly suited to modern NFL defenses

This draft may lack big names and top-end talent, but it’s deep from picks 15 through 75. That’s the lineup five of Diante Lee’s favorite defensive players — one in each position group — should fall.

Lee’s in-form team is a collection of players who adapt perfectly to modern defenses. Check it out at the link below.

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NFL athletic staff


Diante Lee’s in-form squad: 5 NFL draft prospects who are perfect for modern defenses

April 28, 2022 at 12:59 p.m. EDT

Two positions the Bills could go for in the first round of the NFL Draft

The Bills have an air of unpredictability with their first-round pick. The needs-based 2022 crowd is clamoring for a cornerback, which could be the pick. But keep an eye out for two other positions: safety and running back.

Jordan Poyer’s contract situation is unresolved, and he’s a free agent past 2022. A trade for Kyle Hamilton or staying at No. 25 for Lewis Cine would fit their safety profile. At running back, Breece Hall is the X factor. Devin Singletary is a free agent after 2022, and the team has publicly stated that they will take a running back in the first round if it is a dynamic player that gives them something they don’t have. Hall would give them the real threat potential of three downs and home runs that the offense lacks.

Joe Buscaglia

Joe Buscaglia·

Personal Writer, Invoices


Bills NFL Draft 2022 picks: Ratings, tweaks and scouting reports

April 28, 2022 at 12:34 EDT

Don’t expect the Rams to stay pat

The Rams have eight picks, though those only start at No. 104. I expect them to be aggressive in turning them into at least two more picks, and they should look for early contract contributors , especially in defence.

Jourdan Rodrigue

Jourdan Rodrigue·

Personal Editor, Rams


Los Angeles Rams NFL Draft 2022 picks: Ratings, tweaks and scouting reports

April 28, 2022 at 12:22 EDT

Expect the Saints to lean in attack in the first round

The Saints caused a lot of intrigue with their trade with the Eagles. Now that they have two first-round picks at 16 and 19, do they trade again to get their QB of the future or do they sit back and fill a few holes in the lineup?

The Saints’ main needs are a wide receiver, a left tackle to replace Terron Armstead and perhaps another starting safety after Malcolm Jenkins retires. They re-signed QB Jameis Winston so they don’t have to pick that position, but it’s a possibility given they don’t have a first-round pick in 2023.

This is the first draft under new Saints coach Dennis Allen, so there’s definitely a bit of mystery as to how they might perform after Sean Payton ran the show for so many years. One thing is clear: they need help on the attacking side of the ball one way or another.

Catherine Terrell

Catherine Terrell·

Personal Writer, Saints


New Orleans Saints NFL Draft picks 2022: Ratings, tweaks and scouting reports

April 28, 2022 at 11:45 a.m. EDT

My favorite draft prospect is a safety not named Kyle Hamilton

Lewis Cine is my favorite prospect in the draft and someone I’ve beaten the table for since I started evaluating this year’s class. Georgia’s safety is a clean valuation in any role you’d want him to play: playing in midfield or dropping in the box, protecting the seams in the quarters or playing a deep half, holding on as a man to man. cover or tackle a ball carrier in open space. Cine’s mix of range, coverage, and tackling ability make him an ideal candidate for safety in modern NFL defenses.

It’s hard to punch many holes in Cine’s game, and it says a lot throughout his college career that Georgia coach Kirby Smart always wanted him on the court, performing a key role in neutralization of the adversary. There’s a reason Cine led the national champions in solo and total tackles: his instincts, versatility and 4.3 speed have kept him close to football in Georgia and will surely lead to the same level of success. in the NFL. Cine is a fringe first-round prospect based on information I’ve gathered from people I trust, but I’d say the gap between Cine and Kyle Hamilton is significantly smaller than the gap between Cine and the rest of the security class.

(Photo: Tony Walsh/UGA Athletics)

Diante Lee

Diante Lee·

Personal Writer, NFL


Diante Lee’s in-form squad: 5 NFL draft prospects who are perfect for modern defenses

April 28, 2022 at 11:41 a.m. EDT

Big Team-by-Team NFL Draft Boards: Who Should Your Team Be Targeting?

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