- Frank Schwab at Shutdown Corner31 mins ago
At about 8:45 p.m. Eastern time on Friday, everyone wished the NFL draft still took place in New York City.
Oh, to see the mass reaction of New York Jets fans when their team took Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg with the 51st overall pick.
The Jets keep collecting quarterbacks, apparently hoping one of their flawed picks hits. Geno Smith didn't work out. Apparently the Jets have already given up on Bryce Petty, who was a fourth-round pick just last year. Now they have Hackenberg, one of the most polarizing prospects in the draft.
- Frank Schwab at Shutdown Corner1 hr ago
No truth to the rumor, after picking Derrick Henry, that the Tennessee Titans will be trying to add Johnny Manziel, Troy Smith and Tim Tebow too.
The Titans are collecting Heisman winners, grabbing 2015 Heisman Trophy recipient Derrick Henry one year after picking 2014 Heisman winner Marcus Mariota. Henry went to the Titans in the second round, with the 45th overall pick in Friday's second round.
It seemed like the Titans had found their running back earlier this offseason. They traded for DeMarco Murray in a deal with the Philadelphia Eagles. But instead of riding the highly paid Murray, they doubled down at running back and took Henry with one of the picks they gained in the blockbuster trade with the Los Angeles Rams, when the Rams obtained the first overall pick.
- Shalise Manza Young at Shutdown Corner1 hr ago
Is Jerry Jones back in charge of his team's draft board? It appears he might be.
The Dallas Cowboys took Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott at No. 4 overall in Thursday's first round, a luxury pick especially when Florida State defensive back Jalen Ramsey, who could immediately help a weak secondary, was there for the taking.
Then on Friday night, with his team picking early in the second round, Jones and the Cowboys selected a player who won't even be in uniform in 2016, and it's unknown if he'll be available in 2017.
Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith was the team's pick at No. 34; Smith suffered a devastating injury on New Year's Day in the Fiesta Bowl, tearing his ACL and MCL and reportedly suffering damage to his peroneal nerve as well, which leads to a condition known as "drop foot". Not all players return from "drop foot."
- Frank Schwab at Shutdown Corner1 hr ago
At least Myles Jack didn't have to wait long on Friday before he heard his name called.
The Jacksonville Jaguars ended Jack's long slide in the draft. They took the talented linebacker with the 36th overall pick.
Jack wasn't at the draft in Chicago, opting to skip it in person after sitting in the green room through the whole first round Thursday. So we don't know his reaction to the pick. It had to be an interesting one.
- Frank Schwab at Shutdown Corner2 hrs ago
Johnny Manziel sent out a tweet just before the start of the second round of the NFL draft on Friday night.
And in a way, it rang true.
You guys act like what I'm doing is something new. I've been the same person, doing the same things since it all started.
Honestly, it's hard to argue. Manziel is still the same person he was long before Cleveland drafted him.
He was constantly seen out having a good time in college, while putting together an all-time great college career at Texas A&M, and he still is. The problem now is that he's unemployed, having been cut by the Browns two years after they drafted him in the first round, with practically no hope at the moment of reviving his NFL career. Manziel has said he still wants to play, though nothing this offseason really indicates he's willing to make any changes to facilitate that.
- Yahoo Sports Staff at Shutdown Corner2 hrs ago
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Shutdown Corner draft coverage One player hugged Roger Goodell for an uncomfortable amount of time
- Frank Schwab at Shutdown Corner4 hrs ago
While the rest of the NFL world was still in shock over Laremy Tunsil's draft-day drama, the Miami Dolphins were smiling at their good fortune.
If there was any concern over Tunsil's bong video or the Instagram hack that led to the release of text messages that appear to show Tunsil asking an Ole Miss coach for money, the Dolphins never showed it during a news conference Friday. Tunsil didn't either, because he wouldn't talk about it.
- Jay Busbee at Shutdown Corner6 hrs ago
We get it: you hear "NFL draft prospect" and "Twitter video" and you think the worst. But here's a case of good news captured on video.
UCLA linebacker Myles Jack slid out of the first round of the NFL draft on Thursday night, a victim of his own knee injury and skittish teams. It marked a stunning fall for a player projected as a top-10 pick or better earlier in the draft process. But the state of Jack's knee, plus his own remark earlier in the week that he could require microfracture surgery down the line, were enough to scare off every team picking in the first round.
Jack took the disappointment in stride, posting video of himself dunking on Twitter. Impressive enough on its own, but a tweet that hit a few minutes later was even more welcome, even if IT WOULD HAVE BEEN WELCOME YESTERDAY:
Dr. James Andrews, who examined Myles Jack in December, told the UCLA LB today that he does not need micro-fracture surgery.
- Kevin Kaduk at Shutdown Corner6 hrs ago
It's become tradition for recently-drafted NFL players to embrace Roger Goodell while celebrating their new fortune. Whether or not they know (or care) that the commissioner will soon become their adversary is unclear; what matters is that their NFL dreams have come true so everyone looks like a friend.
Of course, not every player hugs the same way. Some opt for a handshake that turns into a simple chest bump, others go for a rocking hug that looks like the awkward end of a middle-school dance.
Then there was Florida safety Keanu Neal, who was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night. While some might say it looks like he was waltzing with Goodell, I think it looks an awful lot like he's stopped the commissioner and is waiting for officials to deem forward progress has been halted.
Seriously, watch again as Goodell finally starts to worry about being deflated — insert Tom Brady joke! — and taps out after about 15 seconds of hugging.
- Eric Edholm at Shutdown Corner9 hrs ago
So you watched Laremy Tunsil's life unfold in real time on social media, on TV and in the green room (hack, wheeze) on Thursday night, and the NFL won because of it.
It was the most exciting, bonkers and confusing first round in recent memory. Tunsil's social media disaster was a big reason for it.
What did Roger Goodell think of all this, watching the draft unfold from his holy chambers in Draft Heights? Here's an interesting quote, via ESPN, from Goodell on Friday morning: