Our all-fantasy crew will delve deeper into the fantasy outlook for the draftees
One of the biggest offstage stories on the first night of the NFL draft involved local quarterback Carson Wentz. Carson Wentz took a Cowboys fans hat off at a fan event at the Draft. Wentz explained the event to Yahoo Sports, noting that there’s no love lost between the Eagles and Cowboys.
AVONDALE, La. – Jordan Spieth and Ryan Palmer can’t get enough of this team concept. First, they shot a 6-under 66 in alternate shot to share the lead at the Zurich Classic. And on Thursday night they headed to the New Orleans Saints’ facility to watch how the team prepares to make the 11th pick in the NFL Draft. “It’ll be really cool just kind of sitting in the back and watching that process take shape,” Spieth said. “I’ve always wondered what it’s like.” It’s Palmer’s second time in the Draft war room, after attending a few years ago with his caddie, James Edmondson. “They’re actually watching Shot Tracker more than anything,” Palmer said. “You’d be surprised. They’re watching what we’re doing
While Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley hasn’t been charged after allegations of sexual assault, talent evaluators on three NFL teams said they believe he is headed for a significant NFL draft slide, leading some franchises that didn’t expect him to be available to scramble for details in the alleged incident. Two franchises confirmed dispatching private contractors – both using former FBI agents – to cull information in allegations that Conley sexually assaulted a woman in a Cleveland hotel. The driving force is the common thread that teams haven’t gotten any guidance from NFL security where it concerns Conley and will have to make their draft judgments based on their own research.