Louisville cornerback Jaire Alexander got picked by the Green Bay Packers, then celebrated the Ravens’ pick of Lamar Jackson later in the NFL draft’s first round. (Getty) More Jaire Alexander’s NFL dreams came true Thursday night. The former Louisville cornerback was taken 18th overall by the Green Bay Packers in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. But as he lived out a memorable night full of hugs, congratulatory phone calls and texts, and interviews, a small portion of Alexander’s mind was probably back in the green room, where his college teammate, Lamar Jackson, was still sitting.
Adding Barkley to a collection of skill-players that includes wide receivers Odell Beckham, and Sterling Shepard along with rising second-year tight end Evan Engram gives the Giants speed all over the field and ability to stretch defenses both horizontally and in the vertical game.
Gettleman’s top priority for the remainder of the 2018 NFL Draft must be fortifying the offensive line, not only to create running lanes for Barkley, but to keep Manning upright long enough to maximize his sudden abundance of explosive weapons around him.
A 6-8, 355-pounder, Brown has been San Francisco’s starting right tackle for the past two seasons but became expendable when the Niners selected Notre Dame tackle Mike McGlinchey in the first round Thursday night.
The Patriots tabbed Georgia lineman Isaiah Wynn with the 23rd pick of the first round, presumably to replace departed left tackle Nate Solder. However Wynn was widely projected to be an NFL guard given Cheap Authentic Soccer Jerseys his stature (6-2, 313).
With swing tackle Marcus Cannon still on the roster, New England now seems to have several options and potential combinations to retool the blocking in front of 40-year-old quarterback Tom Brady.
The’Skins addressed their defensive line woes by taking Da’Ron Payne with the No. 13 pick, but they have to help out new quarterback Alex Smith with a talented running back. Kerryon Johnson is one of the best left on the board, as he has good size at 6’0 and incredible quickness that should also allow him to pitch in on kick returns.
The Packers said goodbye to Jordy Nelson this offseason, but they have an opportunity to replace his production with another potential star in Courtland Sutton. The SMU product was once thought of as a top-10 pick, but he didn’t turn many heads with his speed or separation in his final season with the Mustangs. Still, there’s no receiver in this class more suited to winning jump balls and dominating the red zone, which will greatly aid Aaron Rodgers as he Cheap Custom Jerseys seeks to lead the Pack back to the postseason in 2018.