By moving all the way to No. 3 in the draft, Shanahan is also buying insurance against the possibility that someone else secretly loves Jones or Lance or Fields or Mond as much or more.
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Offseason goals: Get aggressive with ample cap space, in a year the NFL salary cap went down that meant less competition from other teams, and fill some major holes as a result of some inconsistent drafting. Specifically, address tight end, wide receiver and the front seven on defense.
Lance did have the Bison ahead 32-28 late in the game; he threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to fullback Hunter Luepke with 7:35 remaining off a coverage bust, and then, with just over three minutes left in the game, he made his most crucial throw — a great 15-yard out to receiver Braylon Henderson that preserved the drive and eventually led to a 13-yard Luepke touchdown run which put the game away with a 39-28 final. As much as he struggled at times to get his game together, it was impressive to see him with the right kind of short-term amnesia, and the ability to make the tough throw at the end of a difficult outing.
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Assuming the Jaguars invest the first overall pick in Trevor Lawrence, the next order of business will be building around him. They got a nice start in free agency, making several value signings that build up the team’s depth. But Jacksonville has 10 picks in this upcoming draft, and with its five picks in the top 100, it’s tied with the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets for the most in the draft.
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The impact of those TV deals on the NFL's economic landscape likely won't be felt until 2023, but to give you some idea of the numbers we're talking about: The league reported approximately $15 billion in revenue in 2019. If the players' share of revenues were to rise from 48% to 48.8%, and we use 2019 revenue figures, that means an increase of about $120 million in revenue spent on player costs. Divide that by 32, and it would have made the 2020 salary cap about $3.75 million higher than it was.
What remains to be seen is whether a Wilson-hungry team, perhaps the Atlanta Falcons (No. 4), Carolina Panthers (No. or Denver Broncos (No. 9), will offer the Jets a big package for the No. 2 pick. The advantage to dropping to eighth or ninth, as opposed to 12th, is they still would be in position to land an elite offensive player. The Jets could pick Florida tight end Kyle Pitts, one of the top three wide receivers or perhaps even Oregon offensive tackle Penei Sewell. They also would score more draft capital, perhaps even a 2022 first-rounder.
But in Parsons' case, Spikes thinks the linebacker would be an excellent fit in Washington's defense. That was said even before Spikes knew the Penn State linebacker's 40-yard dash time.
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