Time is slowly ticking down until a new clock officially begins next week - the one that puts the Jacksonville Jaguars in position to make the first pick of the 2021 NFL Draft. As draft weekend approaches, trade talk has picked up with a number of teams jockeying for quarterback positioning on draft day.
The Minnesota Vikings could be one such team looking to move up the board after scouting the first five quarterbacks that figure to come off the board. As the Vikings plan for a future without Kirk Cousins, could a Minnesota native like Trey Lance be of interest?
As the NFC North keeps one eye on Minnesota’s activity, another will be kept on Detroit’s. The Lions may be one team trying to move down from a top-10 slot as they look to bolster their pass-catching talent. One such player is Jaylen Waddle and today’s divisional rundown begins with his possible fit in a blue and silver uniform.
Speed is the name of his game, but Waddle’s hands and ability to be used as a decoy could make him even more of a weapon for Detroit.
If a number of receiving candidates, including Waddle, are still on the board, it would not be a surprise for the Lions to move down and stockpile picks.
A trio of defensive players opted out of bonus cash this past week, much like others around the league.
The Vikings are said to have done extensive prep work on this year’s top five quarterbacks. Would they be willing to move up to get a slipping prospect?
Round two has been somewhat of a goldmine for Minnesota under its current GM and the team could stand to benefit from adding an early day-two selection.
In a Q & A piece, Minnesota’s new acquisition talked about his favorite fatherhood activities, his wife’s role in health care during a pandemic, and his hobbies outside football.
After opting out of the 2020 season, Goodwin hooked on with the Bears and gives Chicago a speedy downfield threat.
The veteran safety returns to Chicago on another one-year deal, a year after signing a very similar contract and starting 16 games.
Making the postseason last year hurt Chicago draft positioning, and a lack of fourth-round picks also puts the team at a disadvantage heading into draft weekend.