To effectively build a championship-caliber roster in the National Football League, it’s a necessity for teams to find impact players in more than just the first and second rounds of the NFL draft. In today’s NFL landscape — where the league’s hard salary cap makes it nearly impossible to build a team through free agency — finding game-changing talent in rounds three through seven is pretty much a requirement for the long-term success of most franchises. There is a good chance that we’ll eventually remember guys like Prescott, Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian (seventh round), Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman (fifth round), and Tennessee Titans running back DeMarco Murray (fourth round) as some of the biggest steals in NFL draft history.
A year ago, when Terrell Owens wasn’t voted into the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility, controversy erupted. As our Will Brinson wrote at the time, it was “a little ridiculous for Owens not to be in the Hall of Fame right away” considering he’s ranked near the top in every receiving category. So, imagine the controversy when Owens didn’t get enough votes -- again -- to be inducted this year. The backlash has been substantial. Owens, himself, called it a “flawed process” in the immediate aftermath. And he hasn’t slowed down since, saying in the past week alone that he “lost all respect” for the Hall of Fame process and that he’s better than Hall of Famer Cris Carter. If Owens is looking
Pittsburgh police charged New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis with four felonies and a misdemeanor Thursday night, stemming from his alleged involvement in a street altercation over the weekend that witnesses say left two men unconscious. Police charged Revis with two felony counts of aggravated assault, one felony count each of robbery and conspiracy, and a misdemeanor count of terroristic threats. Revis' attorney, Blaine Jones, told ESPN that he was trying to reach the four-time All-Pro by phone Thursday night to arrange for him to surrender to police. It was unknown whether Revis had turned himself in. The incident occurred at 2:43 a.m. ET Sunday on Pittsburgh's popular South Side.