Often the darlings of first rounds past, tackles and guards weren’t expected to go before No. 20 in this draft, and that’s how it played out. But it was worse than expected.
Utah’s Garett Bolles got his name called, as many expected, by the Broncos. But Ramczyk had to wait until the very last pick Thursday. Western Kentucky’s Forrest Lamp and Alabama’s Cam Robinson, both trending upward late, were shut out. Expect the position to dominate the second and third rounds.
The Jets look like they’re going to be active on Friday, Day 2 of the 2017 NFL Draft .
While most everyone knew the Jets were shopping former No. 13 overall pick Sheldon Richardson , to hear Calvin Pryor, the No. 18 overall pick in the 2014 draft, is also on the block comes as a surprise. But that is reportedly what is happening leading into rounds two and three Friday.
The Jets selected former LSU safety Jamal Adams with the No. 6 overall pick Thursday night, which made Pryor expendable. It’s similar to what happened to Richardson last year when the Jets selected former USC defensive lineman Leonard Williams with the No. 6 pick.
Just in case you needed to be reminded that character isn’t a concern in Cincinnati, team officials outdid themselves in ignoring risk, especially considering there’s limited reward with this controversial pick.
It wasn’t a need, with Giovani Bernard and Jeremy Hill occupying the Bengals’ backfield, and it shouldn’t have been a want with the recent issues involving Vontaze Burfict and Adam Jones. The first-rounder on wideout John Ross was odd. This is an absolute misjudgment.