Nick Foles didn’t know his name was involved in a potential trade with the Browns.
The Browns offered Philadelphia the 2018 NFL Draft’s 35th overall pick in exchange for Foles, according to a report from NFL.com earlier this month. The Eagles reportedly decided to decline the trade after Foles told the team he’d rather stay in Philadelphia.
There’s some risk in banking on a journeyman like Keenum as the Broncos’ unquestioned starter, but his breakout season with the Vikings last year was no joke. He completed 67.6 percent of his passes, tossed 22 touchdown passes and finished with a passer rating of 98.3. The Broncos will be in great shape in 2018 if he can repeat those numbers.聽
Keenum’s career numbers before 2017 suggest he might not, but he’ll have a good group of receivers and an elite defense to fall back on鈥攎uch like he had in Minnesota last season.聽
Lynch, a former first-round pick, is approaching bust status but will likely be the primary backup. He’ll have to beat out Kelly, the nephew of Hall of Famer Jim Kelly. He has a live arm and could push Lynch to be the No. 2.聽
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The Titans trade into this pick to catch Evans ahead of the Patriots and Steelers. He’s the third member of the Crimson Tide’s championship defense to be selected, and he’ll deliver immediately as a high volume tackler. This was Tennessee’s weakness between Derrick Morgan and Brian Orakpo. Evans projects as a long-term fixture and leader inside.
Wynn was projected as an interior line prospect, and although he’s athletic enough to fit what the Patriots do in their blocking scheme under Josh McDaniels, he’s more of a project to try to fill Nate Solder’s big cleats at left tackle. It’s a strange pick, given left tackle is the only current weak spot on their line as the Tom Brady window continues to shrink.
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