Running back Jeremy Hill said the Patriots were “the most well-prepared team” he faced while he was a member of the Bengals, which made it a pretty easy choice for him to sign once New England showed interest in him as a free agent.
Timmy Jernigan has also panned out, though more in Philly than Baltimore.
“During big moments in my career, the first guy I was looking for was Jason Witten. I knew where he would be and I knew he would get open and not once, not once did I ever go to him late in the game on a key down when he was one on one and him not deliver. He always came through. “In the playoffs in 2014, it was fourth down against the Lions in the fourth quarter… needing a touchdown to take the lead and being our last drive of the game we called a timeout. As I stood on the sideline deciding what play we wanted to call in the most pressure packed moment of our season, by brain wanted to call Y option.
Davante Adams was on track to bust until suddenly figuring things out in Year 3 and gradually supplanting a now-departed Jordy Nelson as Option No.
Adams can align in multiple places and win on slants, back-shoulders and fades—defining routes in Green Bay’s passing game.
He was taken a few picks ahead of Allen Robinson and Jarvis Landry, which few will take umbrage with.
The only other man in this draft to become a long-term starter is Corey Linsley, who grabbed the job in August 2014 when J.C.
Townsend finished second among FBS players with a 47.5-yard gross average while kicking for the University of Florida during the 2017 season. He joins Colby Wadman on the Raiders roster at punter and one would imagine that the draft pick used on Townsend should earn him the inside lane in any competition that may take place in the coming months.
Townsend was the third punter to go during the fifth round with the Seahawks trading up to take Michael Dickson and the Packers taking former Alabama punter J.K. Scott one spot ahead of where the Raiders took Townsend.