With the NFL Scouting Combine (March 2-5 on NFL Network) a little more than a week away, here's my initial mock of the 2018 NFL Draft. Per usual, quarterbacks will dominate the conversation leading up to the draft in April. I have five QBs going in Round 1 in my first mock, although I expect that free agency will change the outlook for which QBs will land where, and how many will hear their name called in the opening round.
New Patriots head coach Jerod Mayo: Franchise changes not taking 'shots at' Bill Belichick
Jerod Mayo's New England Patriots are a new-look group from seasons past. Obvious as the changes might be, Mayo made it clear Wednesday that none of the alterations should be viewed as slights to Bill Belichick, the architect of the Patriots dynasty who parted ways with the franchise after 24 seasons last month.
Ravens GM Eric DeCosta 'hopeful' of re-signing RBs J.K. Dobbins, Gus Edwards
Ravens general manager Eric DeCosta and head coach John Harbaugh are aiming to solidify the RB room in 2024, and while just how they do that remains to be seen, with a 2024 NFL Draft not expected to be rife with backfield talent, re-signing impending free agents J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards could be a solid plan.
Colts GM Chris Ballard: Andrew Luck history impacting pulling 'the reins' on Anthony Richardson's recovery
Colts quarterback Anthony Richardson said in December he was ahead of schedule in his recovery from his season-ending shoulder injury, but Wednesday at the 2024 NFL Scouting Combine, general manager Chris Ballard said the club wants to "pull the reins" a bit on Richardson, noting the experience gained when Andrew Luck rushed back from his own shoulder injury.
The First Read: 10 takeaways from 2024 NFL Scouting Combine's media availabilities
What will the Bears do with Justin Fields? Can the Bucs retain Mike Evans? Which QB prospect is the most intriguing? Jeffri Chadiha lists 10 takeaways from what coaches and GMs had to say at the 2024 NFL Scouting Combine.