Other second round picks included CB Casey Hayward (2012), who became the first CB in franchise history (since 1967) to be named to the All Rookie Team by Pro Football Weekly/PFWA, and RB Eddie Lacy (2013), who was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year by The Associated Press and earned a Pro Bowl selection in 2014. Lacy is the only Packer to post 1,000 plus rushing yards and 10 plus total touchdowns in both of his first two seasons. With 22 starters and a 53 man roster, selections in the third round often turn into significant contributors for a team.
Trapasso has the Colts drafting Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick. “The Colts are the wild card of the early selections in this draft, and they go secondary to fortify their defense. With Fitzpatick and Malik Hooker, Indianapolis will have two young and dynamic defensive backs to counter Deshaun Watson and Marcus Mariota.”.
To see if the Raiders’ good, young defense is up to the challenge of the NFL’s most potent offense. To find out if the Vikings can get their scoring machine cranked up after sputtering a little last week in Atlanta. To find out how Oakland responds after blowing a 10 point lead in the fourth quarter at Green Bay..
Ravens coach John Harbaugh joked last week that Flacco certainly wasn’t giving the team any discounts, and he was right. For the second time in three years, the team has made the quarterback the highest paid player in the sport. Ultimately, Flacco’s deal will likely be left in the dust when quarterbacks like Andrew Luck and Drew Brees get new contracts in the coming months.
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