2018 NFL Draft: QBs to provide big impact for 5 teams

Kate Arhar
Cleveland Browns Reporter

 

By Kate Arhar // @ClvlndK8

Round One of the 2018 NFL Draft saw five Quarterbacks get taken: Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold, Josh Allen, Josh Rosen and Lamar Jackson. These men should have a huge impact on their new teams and could really shake-up their divisions.

The first four all went in the top 10 but it took a while for Jackson to find a home. In what may have been the most joyful moment of the evening for a lot of his fans, the Ravens traded back into the first round to get him at 32. Two went to the AFC North and two went to the AFC East. Both those divisions are going to see the quality of competition rise significantly in the next couple years.

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Our Turf Football 2018 NFL Mock Draft 16-32

Official Chicago Bears Reporter

 

By Wanda Wiedman//@WandaW63

Earlier we had listed the first 15 draft picks with a trade. Let’s see what happens with the rest of the teams and who will get drafted from 16-32. So here is the final attempt in Round 1 of the NFL Draft.

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AFC North / AFC South – Roster Updates

Meaningful player additions, releases, and re-signings    Last update:  April 19, 2018

 

Baltimore Ravens

Signed: WR John Browns, WR Ryan Grant, G Maurquice Shakir, C Matt Skura, QR Quincy Adeboyejo, LB Patrick Onwuasor, DE Brent Urban, RT James Hurst, CB Brandon Carr, RB Alex Collins, WR John Brown, WR Michael Crabtree, QB Robert Griffin III

Released: CB Lardarius Webb, OT Austin Howard, RB Danny Woodhead, WR Jeremy Maclin

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Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2018

Official Lions Reporter

By Sonja Greenfield // @Mom23RN

 

The votes are in.

The newest members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame are Randy Moss, Ray Lewis, Brian Urlacher, Brian Dawkins, Terrell Owens, Jerry Kramer, Robert Brazile and Bobby Beathard.

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Miracle of Miracles: The Buffalo Bills are in the Playoffs!

By Mary Pesarchick // @HeyMom418

At the end of the last century, the Buffalo Bills were eliminated from the NFL Playoffs by the Tennessee Titans because of a play which is now known as the “Music City Miracle.”

Although the throw from tight end Frank Wycheck to wide receiver Kevin Dyson appeared to everyone except Titans fans and, unfortunately, the referee, to be an illegal forward lateral, the resulting touchdown was allowed to stand.  And the Bills lost by a score of 22-16.

So began the epic journey known around Western New York as “The Drought.” For 17 long, torturous years, the Bills failed to make the postseason. This annual exercise in futility was the butt of countless jokes and NFL Today graphics.

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Week 13 Detroit Lions Pride Report

Official Lions Reporter

By Sonja Greenfield //@Mom23RN

Ravens 44 – Lions 20

 

The Lions were facing an opponent this week that on paper, appeared pretty evenly matched.  Both teams are having mediocre seasons so far.  Each team has playoff aspirations.  Each team has had impressive wins but also had some not so impressive losses.  They also had the same record going into this game.  In order for the Lions to keep their playoff hopes alive, winning this game was paramount.

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The Packers Season Could Be Over

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By Marcela Vargas //@ethne88

Ravens 23 – Packers 0

I hate to say this because just a few weeks ago I said that the Packers had a great chance to turn things around for the rest of the season.   Alas, they haven’t. And from the looks of it, they won’t.

So, what went wrong? It’s hard to tell, but besides quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ broken collarbone, things never quite picked up on the turf for the Green Bay Packers. Heck, they even lost tight end Martellus Bennett back to the New England Patriots. He started seven games and then the team played a very odd game of injury-waive-goodbye with him.

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Titans Beat the Ravens 23-20, Tied for First in the AFC South

Official Tennessee Titans Fan Reporter

By Karen Christensen // @ksc47

Titans 23 – Ravens 20

 

The Titans are back from their bye week with a victory at Nissan Stadium against the Baltimore Ravens.  Also back from extended recovery periods were safety Johnathan Cyprien and wide receiver Corey Davis, who both had been out with hamstring injuries.

 

 So far, this entire Titans season it has seemed like something is missing.  The Titans are barely squeaking by with wins.  If you thought the return of Cyprien and Davis would make a huge difference, you were wrong (or is it just me thinking that way?) Davis made a spectacular catch with some toe drag swag, catching a 23-yard pass from quarterback Marcus Mariota.  Cyprien was part of the Titans defense that did not allow a completion of 20 or more yards.

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Four Reasons the Bears Can Beat the Ravens

Official Chicago Bears Reporter

By Wanda Wiedman // @WandaW63

Let’s face it, the Chicago Bears have not started off on the right foot, as they are now 1-4 this season. But with a new quarterback in Mitchell Trubisky, it can only get better.

On his first real big stage, Trubisky managed to tie the game against the Minnesota Vikings but lost by a field goal. Pretty good for a rookie’s first big outing, wouldn’t you say?

So, now that he has had time to watch film, fix his mistakes, and prepare for his next game against the Baltimore Ravens, here are four reasons why the Bears can beat them.

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Baltimore Ravens vs Oakland Raiders

Official Ravens Reporter Yvette James

By Yvette James // @lissalisa29

Baltimore 30 – Oakland 17

What a way to come back from a disarmingly bad loss last week against division rivals for the Baltimore Ravens to play like they did on Sunday against the Oakland Raiders. The Ravens played excellent on both sides of the ball.

After being criticized by both fans and press alike, the Ravens came out playing fast and smart. When given good protection and time to throw we see a completely different team.  We see a team that has the ground game and passing game in sync.  Coming into this game we didn’t know which Ravens team was going to show up Sunday.

Glad to see the preparedness for the Raiders was on display. Quarterback Joe Flacco looked comfortable in the pocket. He didn’t throw one interception and was not sacked at all.  Despite some injuries to some players we still managed to escape mistake free.

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