In Case You Missed It, News around the NFL, April 29, 2017

You want tough guys, confident guys and guys who hate to lose.

Source: John Elway and Vance Joseph speak about the NFL draft, veteran players and more. • Denver Broncos Zone

 

Though he was not selected until the back end of the 2017 NFL Draft, Michigan tight end Jake Butt will find himself in an offense perfectly suited to his skills with the Broncos.

Source: Broncos take highly rated Michigan TE Jake Butt – NFL.com

 

Gregg Rosenthal lists the teams that improved the most in the draft. Yes, the Browns are here — but what about the Titans (who gave Marcus Mariota Corey Davis) and Cardinals (who hoarded playmakers)?

Source: Teams that improved the most after the 2017 NFL Draft – NFL.com

 

There was a time when it went without saying that the NFL draft was only for the hardest of hard-core football fans: Who on earth would spend a spring day watching football players’ names being called except people who live and breathe football? But that time has passed, and not everyone who lives and breathes…

Source: Mike Mayock doesn’t hide his contempt for draft’s circus atmosphere | ProFootballTalk

 

Marshawn is extremely hyped up about going to Oakland, putting on the silver and black and playing for the team he grew up watching. But that doesn’t mean he isn’t grateful for his time with Seattle.

Source: LOOK: Marshawn Lynch thanks Seattle ’12s’ with full page ad in local newspaper – CBSSports.com

 

The Steelers took Joshua Dobbs in the fourth round of the NFL draft. (AP)But the fact that Roethlisberger was at least thinking about retirement had to set off some alarms at Steelers headquarters. So it shouldn’t be a huge surprise the team invested a fourth-round pick into quarterback, taking Tennessee’s Joshua Dobbs. Dobbs, who a lot of analysts liked heading into the draft, went 135th overall.

Source: After Big Ben considered retirement, Steelers draft Tennessee QB Joshua Dobbs

 

There’s been plenty of talent that has been selected during the NFL draft, but what can often be swept under the rug is how those picks come to be.  The Patriots original slate of draft picks has seen tons of movement. So much, that they have moved all but one of their picks, which was forfeited.

Source: Patriots have traded away all of their original picks for the 2017 NFL draft

 

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