2018 NFL Mock Draft: Doug Farrar’s Final 1st-Round Predictions

Authentic Dan Skuta Jersey Over the years, the one NFL truism you could count on was that smart teams build through the draft, and that franchises too reliant on free agency were being penny-wise and pound-foolish. But two factors have changed that, and it’s why teams are so much more active in free agency and trades.聽
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Browns head coach Hue Jackson has to know that after an 0-16 season in 2017 that featured a lot of dismal quarterback play, he’d better be able to parlay his reputation as a QB Whisperer聽for whoever the team takes as its next franchise face. Sam Darnold has mechanical issues, to be sure, but he’s got the cleanest slate of any quarterback in this draft class, and in many ways, he’s the most pro-ready.

Shaquem Griffin had to wait until the third day of the NFL Womens Xavien Howard Jersey draft to hear his name called, but his historic achievement led back to a聽special connection.

The Central Florida linebacker was selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the fifth round Saturday, becoming the first one-handed player to be drafted in the modern era.聽He will play alongside聽his聽twin brother, Shaquill Griffin, who was a third-round pick of the team聽last year and started 11 games at cornerback.

It was literally like a dream, like I was actually imagining stuff and it just started happening, Griffin said in a conference call with reporters after Saturday’s selection.聽It was unexplainable. I couldn’t ask for anything in the world than to be with my brother.
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Griffin had his left hand amputated when he was 4 because of his amniotic band syndrome, a prenatal condition that caused the hand to be underdeveloped.聽

But that didn’t stop him from starring at Central Florida, where he was named the 2016 American Athletic Conference defensive player of the year and also served as a captain for last season’s 13-0 team. In two years as a starter, he recorded 166 tackles and 18 1/2 sacks.

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