Plenty of teams apparently had plenty of concerns about running back Derrius Guice, given that he slid from first-round prospect to 59th overall pick. Washington senior V.P. of player personnel Doug Williams had no concerns about Guice.
The concerns nevertheless persist. Some league insiders wonder whether the whisper campaign regarding Guice was orchestrated, and that there never really were any true red flags. If that’s the case, Washington got a major steal — especially since they slid from No. 12 to No. 27 in round two before taking him.
“We were sweating bullets,” Williams said. “No way in the world we was going to pass him up Authentic NFL Cheap Jerseys the second time.”
In time, we’ll find out whether others regret passing him up at all.
“I think there’s going to be a tremendous amount of competition, I really do,” Rivera said, via Jourdan Rodrigue of the Charlotte Observer. “The one thing I don’t think anyone should feel is comfortable with their opportunities. . . .
“These guys have got to step up. We’ve got a young group of guys that show some flashes of ability, but now we want to see it in action and give everyone an opportunity.”
The Panthers have a number of internal options, including 2017 second-rounder Taylor Moton, a tackle who served as their sixth blocker in jumbo packages last year. Between him and journeymen including Greg Van Roten and Amini Silatolu and backup center Tyler Larsen, the Panthers are going to hope for the best. They also signed Vikings guard-tackle Jeremiah Sirles this offseason.
The Colts released their full roster of rookies for this weekend’s minicamp, and it shows two players born after that: running back Nyheim Hines, born November 12, 1996, and cornerback Henre’ Toliver, born October 21, 1996. Last year Vinatieri had a teammate in Quincy Wilson who was less than a month old when Buy Cheap Jerseys Online Vinatieri made his NFL debut.