Kelly isn’t in any hurry to tip his hand but he does seem intrigued by Gabbert’s potential.
“He’s extremely athletic,” Kelly said of Gabbert. “It’s interesting, the three of them, if you look at Driskel, Blaine and Kap, they’re all 6-4 plus, and all can run. All of them are at 4.6 (seconds in the 40-yard dash) or under 4.6, which is kind of rare to have three guys that can kind of do the same thing. But it’s beneficial to you.
“The one thing that jumped out right away was how athletic Blaine is. I didn’t see, we did not play against him while I was in Philly, so this is really my first exposure to him. His athleticism is the first thing that jumped out at me.”
We’ll have wait to see if that translates into a starting job — and more importantly, wins — in San Francisco. The good news is that Kelly was ridiculously successful in his first year with the Eagles, where Nick Foles (!) threw 27 touchdowns and just two interceptions. The bad news is that things went sideways quickly and Kelly didn’t make it through his third year in Philly.
Now that the NFL Draft is over, dynasty leagues are moving forward with their rookie-only drafts. With that in mind, we held a three-round mock draft for you to use as a guide.
We drafted these players based on talent and not need since this mock draft was not for a real dynasty league that already has established rosters. That could change things for several guys moving up or down a few spots, but like any mock draft it will never mirror what actually happens in your league. We also drafted based on a standard-scoring system.
Marshall was the No. 3 Fantasy receiver in standard leagues with 109 catches for 1,509 yards and 14 touchdowns, and Decker was the No. 10 receiver with 80 catches for 1,027 yards and 12 touchdowns. If Fitzpatrick is back, then you should expect quality production again from both guys. But without Fitzpatrick, I’d be leery of drafting both receivers in prominent spots with Hackenberg or Smith as the starter.
With Fitzpatrick, you should draft Marshall as a low-end No. 1 receiver in Round 2 in all leagues. Without Fitzpatrick, he gets downgraded to a No. 2 receiver, and he could slip to Round 3.
If the Fertittas were to make a run at buying a piece of the Raiders, it’s a move that several other NFL owners might find encouraging. According to Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has been trying to get Mark Davis to sell his controlling interest in the the Raiders for years.
Apparently, Jones feels that Davis “is incapable of maximizing revenues and the brand, creating value for the team and league, improving the league or advancing its goals or agenda in general.”
Basically, Jones seems to think that Davis has no business acumen.
Although White’s been shooting down rumors all week, he didn’t exactly shoot that one down when Rome asked him on Friday if the brothers would be interested in buying an NFL team.
“It is 100 percent a fact they are hardcore football fans, and I promise you one day the Fertitta brothers will own an NFL football team, no doubt about it,” White said.