Allen was regarded by some draft analysts as one of the best five players in the entire draft.
This could end up being a draft-night steal. The Bucs get the draft’s best tight end at No. 19. Howard is extremely gifted and could be a big factor in Tampa’s passing offense.
Jerry Jones has said that any member of his Dallas Cowboys who does not stand for the anthem will be benched and Stephen Ross of the Miami Dolphins feels the same way. (The Cowboys do not play this weekend.) However, Ross’s coach, Adam Gase, gave players permission to remain in the tunnel during the anthem and Julius Thomas, Michael Thomas and Kenny Stills chose to do so.
He was a third-round pick — that means something. He once set the record for best touchdown-to-interception ratio for a full NFL season, until Tom Brady broke it in 2016. He owns a tie for the record for most touchdown passes in a single game, with seven. Seven!
Foles could show up to the Super Bowl and roll over like a dog. Or he could do what the rest of the Eagles doing and just keep barking back at everyone who doubts him.
Hurst had a vintage game in Michigan’s loss to South Carolina in the Outback Bowl. He lived in the backfield and caused problems for the Gamecocks’ rushing and passing attacks. He’s a low-center-of-gravity, one-gap penetrator with surprising strength.
Sutton is the premier touchdown-scoring boundary wideout in the 2018 class. At 6-feet-4 and 220-plus pounds, he’s a matchup nightmare, and he’s deceptively agile after the catch.
It has been a breakthrough season for the Jaguars, and they still could very well end up in the playoffs. But while facing the Cardinals is not exactly a “gimme,” that’s a game that you have to win if you’re going to be a division winner.
The status of QB Matthew Stafford’s ankle, injured during the Thanksgiving loss to the Vikings, will be the main issue this week. Stafford hasn’t missed a game since 2011 and the Lions would be left with untested Jake Rudock at QB if Stafford cannot play Sunday in Baltimore.