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Linemen who can flatter, like Ickey Ekwonu, are in NFL demand

Linemen who can flatter, like Ickey Ekwonu, are in NFL demand

Watch our live coverage of the first tour 2022 NFL Draft. Offensive line players have always loved “pancakes” – unmistakable blocks that end in a flattened guard on top. But Ikeem Equonu, arguably the top-10 choice in this year’s NFL Draft, which starts on Thursday, is rare: he is flexible and dynamic enough to add …

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NFL Draft: When draft experts are right and teams are wrong

NFL Draft: When draft experts are right and teams are wrong

This is a nightmare for every NFL fan. After months of waiting, your team’s first-round pick in the NFL Draft (the 2022 edition starts tonight) is considered an “achievement” – a player who was selected before where experts thought he should be selected. From ESPN draft guru Mel Kipper Jr. to local Twitter bloggers, everyone …

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How the Jets and Giants Won the First Round of the NFL Draft

How the Jets and Giants Won the First Round of the NFL Draft

Is a classic YouTube video called “NY Jets Draft Blunders” which has garnered nearly two million views. This shows a montage of ESPN-produced Jets fans reacting desperately to the team draft in the 1980s and 1990s, for example, when the team chose the famous Ken Ken O’Brien in 1983 to replace Dan Marino as the …

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What we learned from the first round of the NFL Draft

What we learned from the first round of the NFL Draft

The Jacksonville Jaguars started the 2022 NFL draft with a risky, controversial selection that could put the franchise at the bottom of the rankings for years if it were to backfire. In other words, it was a typical start to an usually unpredictable first round. The Jaguars drafted Georgia’s fabulous racer Trevon Walker in the …

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What happens in Vegas requires no extra security, says the NFL

What happens in Vegas requires no extra security, says the NFL

Las Vegas – In the last six months, at least five NFL players have been arrested in this city, widely known as the capital of parties and tourism. Despite the occasions and challenges that follow the team and major events at the free destination known for its fun nightclubs, open container laws, and 24-hour access …

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