With the NFL Scouting Combine getting underway, rumours concerning teams looking to trade up or down ahead of the 2020 NFL Draft are gaining traction.
One of the most exciting, and unpredictable, elements of the NFL draft is when a franchise comes out of nowhere with a trade of draft picks in order to move up and grab a player they see as a game changer for their organisation. At the same time, other franchises see this as an opportunity to collect extra tickets in the draft lottery by moving down.
Unfortunately for fans around the world the 100th season of the NFL has come to an end and what a season it was. It’s now time for a pivotal offseason.
The Los Angeles Rams face a difficult decision entering this off season regarding their superstar running back Todd Gurley. Despite not being a free agent, Gurley’s production and role in the team has significantly reduced over the past season and a half, leaving many to wonder if he will be seeing the back of LA before the team moves into the brand new SoFi Stadium in September.
Fans of both the Cincinnati Bengals and the Miami Dolphins have had their sights set on the 2020 season for much of this campaign. With Miami’s 38-35 overtime victory at Hard Rock Stadium, the Bengals secured the first overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. What can supporters of both franchises take forward into the offseason and next season?
As the 2019/20 NFL year moves towards the postseason, for many teams out of playoff contention the focus becomes not the Super Bowl, but the NFL draft.
Thirteen days after being placed on the Injured Reserve list, Aqib Talib is no longer a Los Angeles Ram. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the former Broncos cornerback has been traded to the Miami Dolphins alongside a 5th-round pick, with an undisclosed future draft selection going to LA in return.
In what seems to have all but confirmed that Kenyan Drake is on the move, he has not travelled with the team to Pittsburgh to face the Steelers on MNF.
Teams are continuing to chop and change on cut-down day. Miami Dolphins have traded third year left-tackle Laremy Tunsil, wide receiver Kenny Stills and a fourth round pick to the Houston Texans in return for two future first round picks, a future second round pick as well as John Bademosi and Julien Davenport.
The Dolphins’ 2019 season will be judged by their performances rather than wins. Good performances and playing hard for 60 minutes will be as encouraging as wins. Miami are not built to win now. This is not the season the Dolphins succeed. It’s the season they figure out how they want to succeed in the future.
So, Melvin Gordon wants a big bag of money to stay with the Los Angeles Chargers, and if he doesn't get it, he won't report to training camp and request to be traded, as reported by Adam Schefter.
With the 2019 NFL Draft long done and the initial wave of free agency signings completed, it's slim pickings for franchises seeking upgrades to their rosters. Despite the adversity, there is certainly some value to be found. Whether it's a seasoned veteran to bulk up the defensive line, or a complimentary piece for the backfield.
Arguably the biggest criticism of the 2018 squad is that they were quite dull and boring. Besides the ‘Miami Miracle’ play against the Patriots, I cannot think of anything of relevance that they did last year.
The 2019 NFL Draft has come and gone with some teams transforming their rosters through shrewd picks and draft night trades. Who had the most success?
So, according to multiple sources, including Jason La Canfora, it looks as though Josh Rosen is potentially going to the Miami Dolphins after being forced out of Arizona for a second round draft pick.