Quarterbacks are breaking records left and right in the pass-happy NFL, but that makes high-caliber running backs all the more valuable. Many of last season’s top performers appear on this list, but keep in mind there’s usually a major bust or two, likely due to the heavy workload of the position causing a hangover effect.
It’s a poorly-kept secret that the Seattle Seahawks don’t mind taking a penalty flag or two for pass interference or defensive holding in exchange for five or six no-calls on borderline plays. Supposedly, the NFL will be cracking down on physical play in the defensive backfield. If true-and that’s a big if-it could mean even bigger numbers for the quarterbacks.
The Boston Bruins have drafted a very familiar face among longtime fans and players.
The Patriots have met with all the top quarterback prospects in this year’s draft, but Ben Volin of the Boston Globe doesn’t think the team will draft Brady’s replacement for another couple years.
Jadeveon Clowney and Michael Sam are the two draft prospects making the most noise at the NFL Combine, but draft analyst Dan Shonka has been very impressed with Pitt defensive tackle Aaron Donald.
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The Patriots traded the 29th pick of the draft to the Minnesota Vikings in return for four picks. NFL Network’s Bert Breer joined 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich to discuss teams trading picks due to the quality of the draft, players that dropped and Manti Te’o.
The Red Sox and David Ortiz have agreed to a two-year deal worth $26 million.
The New England Patriots have drafted quarterback Ryan Mallett of Arkansas with the 10th pick of the third round.
With the 17th overall pick, the Pats took offensive tackle Nate Solder.