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The Linc - 2-for-1: the NFL draft's best deal

Ezra Shaw

Avoiding Dumb Mistakes at the NFL Draft - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
Benefit from 2-for-1 deals. No, the NFL 2-for-1 is not a coupon that grants you extra draft picks just when you dearly need them. Instead, it's a trade archetype that has helped push the 49ers into owning arguably the league's most talented roster. The 2-for-1 is the deal you make when you give a second-round pick to a team in need while acquiring a future first-round pick in the process.

Jon Gruden: Ryan Nassib Is My No. 1 QB
"I selfishly really like this kid in Syracuse," Gruden said. "I think he's a nuisance runner. I think he can scramble for first downs. If we want to run the read option, I think he can execute those plays. He's really sharp mentally. This is a guy that's been trained by Doug Marrone, formerly of the New Orleans Saints. So he's been in a really ambitious offensive scheme, taking care of the ball. He's proven he's tough, durable. I like his upside."

Chiefs say they have No. 1 pick narrowed down to four options | National Football Post
general manager John Dorsey, hired after the team’s collapse, says the Chiefs have it down to four prospects for the top pick in Thursday’s draft but they have yet to make a final decision. Most expect Kansas City to choose between Texas A&M left tackle Luke Joeckel or Eric Fisher, another left tackle from Central Michigan, especially with the club actively working to trade Branden Albert, probably to the Miami Dolphins.

The EJ Manuel Diaries: Feeling Good About the Eagles | Birds 24/7
Quarterback EJ Manuel is doing a weekly diary here on Birds 24/7 as we count down to the draft. In this installment he writes about his visit to Philadelphia, and his emotions with the draft less than a week away.

Arthur Brown could be K-State’s next first-round pick | Wichita Eagle
Brown said he has performed individual workouts with several teams, including the Denver Broncos, Dallas Cowboys, Carolina Panthers, Baltimore Ravens and Philadelphia Eagles. He also flew to Chicago to meet with Bears coaches last week. Earl Okine Profile
Among the NFL teams with interest and draftable grades on Okine: the Baltimore Ravens, Washington Redskins, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Philadelphia Eagles and the Patriots.

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