He’s more than capable of checking three positions and holding up against switches with his frame and length. He didn’t look out of place matching the physicality of Miami’s Justise Winslow. Plus, he’s averaging 1.7 steals per 36 minutes this season and has baited opponents into a handful of inbound turnovers:
It was a nice story that Terrell Edmunds, the safety from Virginia Tech, followed his former Hokie brother, Tremaine, a linebacker who went to the Bills in the first round. It was even an inspiring pick with Ryan Shazier coming to the podium for Pittsburgh. But, unfortunately, Vander Esch and Rashaan Evans going before the Steelers’ pick cost them a chance to draft a Shazier replacement. They needed some safety help, but Sean Davis and Morgan Burnett make the position viable for 2018. Pittsburgh’s competition in the AFC, New England and Jacksonville, made picks to bolster strengths now, while the Steelers thought more about a future weakness.
He got booed in Dallas at Jerry Jones’ house. He didn’t get to shake the hand of the No. 1 overall pick since Mayfield did not attend the draft. It’s time for the NFL to stop making the Commish the centerpiece of each pick, instead having a more entertaining celebrity (gulp) emcee.
Harvey’s Jaguars tenure got off to a poor start when he held out before the team signed him to a massive rookie contract, the only deal he’d sign with Jacksonville. Though Harvey played three seasons with the Jaguars, they released him in 2011. His last chance in the NFL was a poor 2011 season with the Broncos.
Zach Davies (R), 20.5 percent, Milwaukee Brewers vs. Cincinnati Reds: The control-inclined hurler has sandwiched a brilliant quality start versus the Cubs with disasters against the Cardinals and Mets. The 25-year-old’s unsightly but small-sample 6.75 ERA hides an 18:5 K:BB and 11.3 percent swinging-strike rate, though, now that his curveball looks more effective. He’ll enjoy a much easier opponent in the Reds, who’ve sputtered to a .286 wOBA against right-handers during their 3-13 start. Davies suffered a 5.48 ERA at Miller Park last year but held a 3.75 the previous season, and this is a ripe opportunity to reverse the more recent trend.