History tells us that half of the players drafted tonight will end up doing not much more in the NFL than anyone who has never played in the NFL. So who will the best players of the bunch be?
That was the subject of Thursday’s PFT Live draft.
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For a change, I won the toss. As usual, I dominated Chris Simms and his $300 haircut. Better luck next time, pretty boy.
Both of Detroit’s Pro Bowlers came in the 2013 class 鈥?Slay and Ziggy Ansah. There has been a drought of good players since then, something that could challenge new coach Matt Patricia.
When Taggart arrived, he put a new emphasis on accountability for the entire team, something players say was missing under Fisher. Taggart instituted dawn patrol, a practice he started when he was at USF.
The team is divided into 10 accountability groups, and each player in the group has to make sure to attend classes, meetings, weight sessions and other mandatory requirements. If one player in the group misses something, the entire group has to come to the facility at 6 a.m. the next morning. The player who missed has to run, while his group watches. If, however, a player misses Los Angeles Dodgers Youth jersey a class or academic requirement, then everybody has to run.
Francois admits he did one dawn patrol early on that was not academics related. Because he couldn’t run because of his knee injury, his accountability group watched as he did pencil rolls — rolling over up and down the field. It makes your head and stomach hurt at the same time, Francois said. Once you do it only once, you learn your lesson. That’s why it’s good he’s bringing in the discipline.
He played in 14 games with two starts in 2016 with the Raiders.
Penn State’s can’t-miss running back Saquon Barkley to be drafted by the Giants with the second overall pick? The last can’t-miss Penn State RB drafted by a local team with the second-overall pick was Blair Thomas, 1990 by the Jets. Thomas was a four-seasons Jets’ disappointment, finished in the NFL by 1995.
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That Steiner Collectibles superstar Derek Jeter didn’t accompany his Marlins to play the Yankees, here last week was explained by reader Vinny Mooney: No appearance fee.A mint-condition Mickey Mantle baseball card sold for $2.88 million 鈥?the heftiest price ever paid at auction for a post-World War II card and the second-most paid for any baseball card.
The card was sold Thursday by former NFL offensive lineman Evan Mathis through Heritage Auctions, according to officials.
An anonymous buyer won the prize after several rounds of vigorous bidding, officials said.