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.
The 2019 NFL Draft was filled with shock picks and drama across the weekend. Draft reaction from New England Patriots to the Washington Redskins is here.
Now we’ve had a week to chew on the 2019 NFL Draft, the big winners and the whimpering losers have emerged from the events that went down in Nashville. From all the pomp and ceremony of Day 1 where teams went looking for their next star, to Day 3 where the hunt took place for a late round steal; no stone was left un-turned by any franchise hoping to build a winning team.
Well, the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft wasn't without its drama. The Cardinals and the 49ers made the moves everyone expected in taking Kyler Murray and Nick Bosa respectively. The Cards still have Josh Rosen, whilst the Giants picked Daniel Jones. The Washington Redskins made great moves, and there were multiple pick trades.
Kyler Murray drops outside the top three in our NFL mock draft as defensive players lead the way.
Over the following weeks, here at Franchise Sports we will be covering the NFL free agency period, with previews of players hitting the market and reaction pieces to the biggest moves. I get us started with a discussion on Jason McCourty's impending free agency.
New England Patriots won yet another Super Bowl earlier this year, but that doesn't mean it's all bleak for the rest of the AFC East.
It came out earlier this week that the New England Patriots “aggressively persued a trade for Odell Beckham Jr.” last season before the New York Giants pulled him from the market.
Belichick doesn't respond to trends, he does what it takes to win. Using that tactic has not let him down. The rest of the league and its followers get excited about the young coaches taking the regular season by storm, while the old guard keeps on winning when it matters the most.
This offseason has seen a surge in teams hiring young, relatively unproven head coaches from the offensive side of the ball. Much of this was attributed to the success the Los Angeles Rams have had with thirty-something Sean McVay reviving the franchise and leading them to the Super Bowl this season behind an offensive juggernaut which racked up massive point and yard totals.