The NFL has never seen anything like it. But this isn’t just any player — this is Michael Sam, who became the league’s first openly gay player when he was drafted on Saturday.
Ward, who was drafted by the Jets in 2004, claimed that his disappointment had nothing to do with Sam being gay.
Football fans had their hands full with the draft on Thursday night. But they didn’t stay away for long as porn traffic reportedly went “through the roof” on Friday.
The Jets came into the draft needing more big-play makers, and they appear to have gotten several of them. Here’s our look at how the teams in the AFC East performed in this year’s draft.
The NFC East is a division that will be there for the taking in 2014. Three of the teams – including the Giants – appeared to improve in the draft. Let’s take a look…
All eyes and iPhones were on Johnny Manziel, who squirmed in his seat for 21 picks before landing in the wasteland we call Cleveland. He forced a smile and his signature salutation, rubbing his thumb and forefinger, a metaphor for counting his cash.
The Giants had serious issues on offense last season. Now they have new coordinator in Ben McAdoo — and a rookie receiver with the skills to bust loose every time he touches the ball.
Welcome to Day 2 of the NFL Draft. Plenty of running backs are still available.
Pryor has a message for the NFL: hold on to your helmets. The hard-hitting Louisville safety is looking to make an immediate impact after being drafted by the Jets with the 18th overall pick.
According to NFL Network’s Rich Eisen, draft prospects have been given the opportunity to select walk-up music for when their name is called by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell — WWE style.
Manziel is the wild card in this year’s NFL Draft, with some analysts pegging him as a top-5 pick, while others have the Texas A&M quarterback slipping totally out of the first round.
That’s how championships are won, by being smart in May. And that’s how this version of the Jets will take care of business this week.
Giants general manager Jerry Reese knew he had plenty of work to do, and he plugged a ton of holes in free agency. Now comes the hard part — the NFL Draft.
Every NFL draft is filled with intrigue. When the crop of college players has 102 early entrants, including the likes of Jadeveon Clowney and Johnny Manziel, that simply ratchets up the excitement.
Will anything memorably goofy occur this year? We hope so, because a draft without silliness is nothing more than a boring roll call of kids eager to lug other people’s bags around for the next year.