Another Monday, another week closer to the 2021 NFL Draft. We had you covered with
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Is Deonte Brown draftable?
Alabama offensive guard Deonte Brown has won over tons of fans for what they call his “pure football aesthetic.” However this season nor his showing at the Reese’s Senior Bowl were kind to him. The question now has to be asked: is he draftable?
He weighed in down in Mobile, Alabama at a massive 6-foot-3.25 and 264 pounds; his arms came in over 32 inches, with just over nine inch hands. There is no doubt that Brown is carrying about 30 pounds of extra weight, causing a severe lack of mobility and change of direction. How many teams will like a scheme-pigeonholed guard who struggles to pick up his feet?
Panthers offered 8th overall pick for Stafford
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Over the weekend, the Detroit Lions and former first overall pick Matthew Stafford finally parted ways. Their longtime quarterback was traded to the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for two future first round picks, a third round pick, and another first overall pick in quarterback Jared Goff.
However, the Lions had multiple deals on the table, including one from the Carolina Panthers, who were willing to part ways with the eighth overall pick in the draft. They are expected to be heavy contenders for Deshaun Watson as well, but there is no doubt they will be active in the market for a new gunslinger.
Gators land massive transfer target
After losing tight end Kyle Pitts to the draft this fall, the Florida Gators have already landed his replacement in the form a former five-star recruit. After one year with the LSU Tigers, sophomore tight end Arik Gilbert has left Baton Rouge, landing in Gainesville with the Gators.
As a freshman in 2020, Gilbert racked up 368 yards and two touchdowns on 35 catches for the Tigers. Now teamed with Emory Jones in a tight end friendly system, the 6-foot-5 and 250 pound tight end has a massive ability to boost his draft stock before the 2023 NFL Draft.