2020 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year odds: Redskins' Chase Young leads the pack

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    If you’re going to bet on the 2020 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, don’t look past the top 40 picks in the draft. The last player selected outside of the top 40 to be named DROY was Erik McMillan back in 1988, and all but three of the defenders awarded this honor since that time were selected in the first round. That’s part of the reason why Chase Young, Isaiah Simmons, Kenneth Murray and Patrick Queen are seen as the primary contenders for this year's award.

    The other reason why those four players are considered the favorites to be named DROY is because it’s uncommon to see defensive backs win this award. While Marcus Peters and Marshon Lattimore have each won the award in the last five years, the last defensive back to be named DROY before those two was Charles Woodson in 1998.

    Odds to win 2020 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year

    (Odds via SportsInsider.com)

      Chase Young +500Isaiah Simmons +1000Kenneth Murray +1400Patrick Queen +1400A.J. Epenesa +2000Akeem Davis-Gaither +2500Ashtyn Davis +2500C.J. Henderson +2500Curtis Weaver +2500Derrick Brown +2500Grant Delpit +2500Javon Kinlaw +2500Jeff Okudah +2500Jordan Elliot +2500Julian Okwara +2500Kristian Fulton +2500Trevon Diggs +2500Troy Dye +2500Willie Gay Jr. +2500Jaylon Johnson +2800K’Lavon Chaisson +2800Marlon Davidson +2800Zack Baun +2800

      All other rookies at +3300 or more



    DK Metcalf's draft, revisited: N'Keal Harry, Andy Isabella & the 8 WRs taken before Seahawks star in 2019

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    DK Metcalf was drafted too low. It already feels safe to say that, and you can knock on some wood if needed to avoid jinxing the young Seahawks star.

    It's probably too early to say definitively which of the eight wide receivers drafted ahead of Metcalf in the 2019 NFL Draft shouldn't have been, but the last pick of the second round (64th overall) looks like a steal for Metcalf, a physical specimen who's shown he has real receiving ability, too. Come on, though: eight wide receivers ahead of Metcalf? At the time, there were bust concerns, but two years in to Metcalf's NFL career, it seems ridiculous.

    We're not here to criticize the selections ahead of Metcalf (not yet, anyway — maybe in a few years). Right now, we're here to inform. How did eight wide receivers get taken ahead of Metcalf? Here's the list and why teams may have opted for these players.

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    Steelers' Steven Nelson gets flagged after DJ Chark punches him in face

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    Steelers cornerback Stephen Nelson probably shouldn't have engaged in trash talk or a shoving match with Jaguars receiver DJ Chark on Sunday, but his punishment relative to Chark seemed difficult to justify.

    Nelson stared down Chark and started jawing after a second-quarter play. Chark responded by rushing up close to the defender, and they exchanged light pushes. Then Chark connected with a punch to Nelson's helmet.

    Referees assessed Nelson with a 15-yard unnecessary roughness flag. Chark did not receive a penalty.

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    Two plays after the incident, Chark made an 18-yard catch. The drive ended with Jaguars quarterback Jake Luton throwing an interception.

    Steelers fans were incensed by the no-call on Chark, while Jaguars fans were amused at the sequence:

    Super Bowl halftime show reviews 2021: The best, worst reactions to The Weeknd

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    The Weeknd will be performing during the Super Bowl 55 halftime show, and it should be quite the performance.

    The Weeknd, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, has had a cinematic roleout of his latest album, "After Hours." He's had a developing theme throughout his music videos for the album, each telling its own story. The Weeknd is known for his creative nature in presenting his music, in addition to his incredible vocals.

    That's why the singer is putting up $7 million of his own money into making this Super Bowl performance "be what he envisioned," per Billboard. 

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    "We've been really focusing on dialing in on the fans at home and making performances a cinematic experience, and we want to do that with the Super Bowl," he told Billboard.

    Another element to the show is the fact The Weeknd will be performing solo. In the past, the Super Bowl halftime show has had one main performer, with a number of appearances from other artists. But The Weeknd didn't want to go away from his vision.

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    NFL Draft sleepers: 10 potential steals in 2021 include Kellen Mond, Tutu Atwell

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    First-rounders are the marquee attractions in a given NFL draft. But the teams that consistently ace their annual selections excel at winning the middle and late rounds.


    That means picking undervalued prospects on Days 2 and 3. Some call them sleepers, some call them steals, but in the end, these are the players who will deliver the biggest returns based on where they were drafted into the league.

    Here are the 10 best hidden gems of the 2021 NFL Draft, one from each primary offensive and defensive position:

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    2021 NFL Draft sleepers

    Quarterback: Kellen Mond, Texas A&M (6-3, 211 pounds)

    Mond is the ideal untapped prospect because he has solid physical tools as a runner and passer and has shown steady development as an experienced college starter so far. He has the arm, athleticism and confidence as a strong baseline and needs help growing with his accuracy and efficiency. With the right coaching, he can go from promising young backup to viable starter.

    Running back: Rhamondre Stevenson, Oklahoma (6-0, 231 pounds)

    Stevenson stands out with his strong running and carries extra burst with his hard-charging downhill style. He also does the little things well and is growing in pass protection. Although his receiving sills and open-field explosiveness are[......]


    Panthers draft picks 2021: Who did Carolina take? Full list of NFL Draft selections

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    Matt Rhule's rebuilding process with the Carolina Panthers was always going to be a long one. Last year, the team was better than expected on offense, but their defense wasn't very good at all. They also suffered from inconsistent play from quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, and the Panthers addressed that problem by trading for Sam Darnold and dealing Bridgewater to the Broncos.

    But will they be able to bring another passer to Charlotte? With quarterbacks on the rise ahead of the 2021 NFL Draft, it's going to be difficult to pass up if one fall into their lap at No. 8 overall, lest they trade down and capitalize on another team's desire to take a quarterback.

    With Darnold on board, it's likely Carolina will look to strengthen their once-strong defense, a goal that they attempted to accomplish last year by spending all seven of their draft picks on defense.

    Here's a look at the Panthers' picks in the 2021 NFL Draft:

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    Panthers draft picks 2021: Who did Carolina take?

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    Jake Fromm returns to field, leads game-winning drive for Bills after year as 'quarantine QB'

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    Bills quarterback Jake Fromm got his first in-game NFL action Friday. He operated as Buffalo's third-stringer for the night and led the team on a game-winning drive in its preseason opener vs. the Lions.

    Fromm ran the two-minute drill with ease and moved the Bills 55 yards in 11 plays. A perfectly placed throw to Marquez Stevenson put Buffalo in field goal range. Tyler Bass converted on the 44-yard kick to give the Bills a 16-15 win.

    The drive was impressive. Fromm hadn't played a live football game since New Year's Day 2020 when he quarterbacked Georgia to a 26-14 win over Baylor in the Sugar Bowl to cap his college career.

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    How the Bills used Jake Fromm as a rookie

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    Ranking the 27 modern-era quarterbacks in Pro Football Hall of Fame

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    Peyton Manning on Saturday will become the latest quarterback to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. 

    Manning finished with 71,940 passing yards and 539 TDs. The two-夜网论坛time Super Bowl winner is one of the most-prolific passers of all time. He also is the 27th Modern-Era quarterback to be inducted in Canton. 

    Where does Manning rank among the all-time greats? Quarterbacks are a source of endless debate, and Sporting News is happy to contribute to that conversation.

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    Tom Brady, Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers are on the way, too: 

    Here is how we seated those 27 quarterbacks at the ultimate table heading into this year's induction ceremony.

    27. George Blanda (1949-58, 60-75)

    Longevity is Blanda's calling card, and he’s best known for his days as a three-time AFL champion along with a career that stretched four decades because of his role as a placekicker.

    26. Joe Namath (1965-77)

    Namath made "The Guarantee" before Super Bowl III, then went out and backed it up when the Jets beat the Colts. It still stands as perhaps the most iconic Super Bowl because of the AFL-NFL implications.

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    Did officials miss a safety in overtime of Seahawks-Titans game?

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    The Seahawks were spared from sharing a piece of unfortunate history.

    About two minutes into overtime against the Titans on Sunday, Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson appeared to be taken down in the end zone after a scramble — or be in line for being called for intentional grounding in the end zone. Instead, the officials ruled Wilson down at the 1-yard line, avoiding a walk-off safety for the Titans.

    Seattle punted after the play. Tennessee then drove for a walk-off field goal and a 33-30 win.

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    Wilson was flushed out of the pocket quickly and ran straight back, with linebacker Ola Adeniyi chasing after him. Wilson was caught by Adeniyi just as he crossed the goal line but spun himself free for just enough time to air out a pass toward the sideline. 

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    NFL picks, predictions against spread Week 4: Buccaneers rout Patriots; 49ers, Steelers lose again

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