AFC Rumors: Browns, Steelers, Chargers, Walker

In the 2020 NFL Draft, Cleveland Totally intend to draft the Florida kicker Evan McPherson 153 overall, according to Mary Kay Cabot of Unfortunately for the Browns, division rival Cincinnati beat them to pick McPherson four spots early. McPherson had an impressive rookie season, going 28-for-33 in the regular season and 46-for-48 in PLUS, and went 14-for-14 from the field, 6-for-6 in the Bengals’ Super Bowl game.

Fearful of seeing another top kicker succeed elsewhere, Cleveland jumped at the chance to get the best boot of the year, LSU Cade York, ranked 124th overall. After missing four extra points and six shots as a freshman, York was perfect on extra points, missing just six combined shots in his final two seasons at LSU.York may be forgiven for missing four extra points in 2019 because Joe Burrow The Tigers’ championship-winning offense forced him to a wild 93-point attempt that year. His legs may have been worn out. By contrast, he attempted just 75 points over the next two seasons.

Time will tell if the Browns spent their fourth-round pick securing a home run, or if the Browns’ fear of missing out again caused them to jump the gun and overestimate the only kicker in the draft.

Here are some other rumors from the AFC, starting with the one from Steel City:

  • Pittsburgh goes through 2021 NFL season without a defensive lineman Stephen Tuit Due to a knee injury early in training camp and the grief of losing a brother during OTA. According to The Athletic’s Mark Kaboly, Tuitt’s knee healed after a year, but he’s actually still out due to personal issues (according to the team) is the bigger problem. Can Tuit find the will to return to the game if he is fit? Another potential absence ahead of the mandatory minicamp was the Steelers’ top catcher last year, Deontay Johnson. Johnson is pushing for a contract extension, and all signs point to him not showing up until absolutely necessary.Ideally, they want their No. 1 player to start building chemistry with the new quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and Kenny Pickettbut no need to panic until he decides to quit training camp.
  • offensive tackle Drew Himmelman Recently found myself heading to Washington after touching the waiver line.According to ESPN’s Field Yates, the Chargers file a waiver claim Himmelman but no priority. This is the second time this week that Los Angeles has failed to add some offensive line depth behind them and the Commanders, Failed to get the present – Jaguars offensive linebacker Wes Martin, who was waived by the Giants.Chargers are able to add Boston College’s Zion Johnson and Georgian Jamali Salil to the line that returns the launcher LaShawn Slater, Corey Linsley, Storm Nortonand Matt Ferrer Through the draft, but they clearly want to bring more competition to training camp to build the best offensive line to protect their young quarterback.
  • first overall pick Traven Walker He spent most of his time in Athens spinning around the defensive line. However, according to Jaguars senior writer John Oehser, so far in minicamp, Walker has have been working in one position: Outside linebacker.It’s part of the head coach Doug Pederson and general manager Trent BarkerThe plan to help Walker develop is to first focus on the job of outside linebacker and then eventually take advantage of his versatility.Walker’s job at linebacker isn’t just focused on passing, he also works with outside linebackers coaches Bill Shuey Back to reporting. Jacksonville seems happy with Walker’s development so far and looks forward to seeing his full potential as he continues to learn and grow.

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