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♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪>>>GOOD EVENING. WELCOME TO THE NFL DRAFT. NOW YOU’RE STUCK WITH US.>>IT WAS NOT AN EARTHQUAKE IN NEW YORK. THAT’S JUST SOME VERY DISAPPOINTED JETS FANS.>>EVEN THE BABY GOT A LITTLE SOMETHING. WE READY NOW. >>YOU GOT A CHANCE TO GET BRADY AT NUMBER NINE. YOU GOT TO BE KIDDING ME. >>YOU CANNOT GO WITH JIM HARBAUGH AND PASS YOU HAVE SILVERS, FORGET IT.>>WAY TO MINCE WORDS, MEL.>>LET’S GO.>>I THOUGHT IT WAS ASKING SO MUCH MONEY THEY HAD TO PUT ME ON LAY-AWAY.>>ONLY 20 DAYS UNTIL THE DRAFT. SO MANY QUESTIONS TO BE ANSWERED TODAY. WE’RE GOING TO DISCUSS, 20 MAJOR STORY LINES LEADING UP TO DAY ONE. 20 DAYS, 20 STORY LINES, LET’S GO. BUT FORMER WYOMING QUARTERBACK JOSH ALLEN SPOTTED AT THE MASTERS TODAY. OUR MARTY SMITH NABBED THE INTERVIEW AND VARITEK TOASTS MATT NAGY JOINS “NFL LIVE.” HAPPY FRIDAY. IT’S BRISTOL, CONNECTICUT. I HOPE IT’S NOT SNOWING WHERE YOU ARE.>>I THOUGHT THERE WAS AN AGREEMENT NOT TO TALK ABOUT THAT. >>SEVEN-TIME PRO BOWLER AND SUPER BOWL CHAMP OUR GUEST, DWIGHT FREENEY BACK IN STUDIO WITH US. WELCOME BACK. STILL HERE.>>YOU RESIDE IN FLORIDA. SO SORRY ABOUT THE SNOW HERE. YOU KNOW ABOUT THAT YOU’RE FROM CONNECTICUT. >>I’M FROM HERE, THERE’S NO GOLF, UNFORTUNATELY. >>WE’VE GOT THE MASTERS ON ESPN SO YOU CAN KEEP AN EYE ON THAT INSIDER JUSTINA ANDERSON KEEPING AN EYE ON EVERYTHING IN THE NFL AND OUR REPORTER, FIELD YATES. THE WORKOUTS, THE MEETINGS, GOING DOWN AS WE PREPARE FOR THE DRAFT IN LESS THAN THREE WEEKS. LET’S TAKE YOU THROUGH THE MAJOR TOPICS, BEGINNING WITH NUMBER ONE WHICH IS WHAT PLAYERS WILL ATTEND THE DRAFT IN TEXAS ON APRIL 27th. HERE’S A LIST. SO WE’RE GOING TO HEAR FROM THAT GUY, QUARTERBACK JOSH ALLEN, SAM DARNOLD. LAMAR JACKSON. SAQUON BARKLEY AS WELL. BAKER MAYFIELD NOT PLANNING ON ATTENDING. A LITTLE REMINDER. IN CASE YOU HAVEN’T HEARD. TOP OF THE DRAFT, THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE AT THIS POINT. THE BROWNS SITTING AT NUMBER ONE. THEY’VE ALSO GOT THE NUMBER FOUR OVERALL PICK. GIANTS AT NUMBER TWO. FOLLOWED BY THE JETS. THEY TRADED WITH THE COLTS TO MOVE UP TO THE NUMBER THREE SPOT. AND ROUNDING OUT THE TOP SIX, THE BRONCOS AT FIVE. AND THE COLTS AT SIX. SO PERHAPS ONE OF THE BIGGEST QUESTIONS HEADED INTO THE DRAFT, NEW GM JOHN DORSEY HAS A BIG DECISION TO MAKE. AND THAT’S WHAT TO DO WITH THE NUMBER ONE OVERALL PICK. SO FIELD, I WANT TO BEGIN WITH YOU. WHAT ARE YOU HEARING?>>I CAN TELL YOU WHAT, I THINK WHAT THEY SHOULD DO. I’LL PASS ALONG WHAT I THINK OVERWHELMING SENTIMENT WITHIN THE NFL IS, IS THAT THE BROWNS ARE GOING TO TAKE A QUARTERBACK WITH THE FIRST OVERALL PICK OF THE DRAFT NO MAJOR SURPRISE THERE THE MAIMING SURPRISE IF IT WOULD BE, IF IT WAS NOT A QUARTERBACK. IT COMES DOWN TO THIS. WHICH QUARTERBACK WILL IT BE? WE HAVE THIS CORE FOUR OF QUARTERBACKS, WE’VE ALL DISCUSSED THE TOP OF THE DRAFT. AND THEN MOST SPECIFICALLY, WE’VE HEARD BOTH SAM DARNOLD AND JOSH ALLEN LINKED TO THE CLEVELAND BROWNS. AT THIS POINT THE ANSWER SORT OF LIES IN WHO YOU ASK. SOME PEOPLE THINK DARNOLD IS THE GUY I PREFER, I BET THE BROWNS FEEL THE SAME WAY. OTHERS FEEL JOSH ALLEN HAS SO MANY OF THE TOOLS, EVEN IF SLIGHTLY UNTESTED OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS. HE’S THE GUY. QUARTERBACK, THAT MUCH WE KNOW. >>WELL WAYS GOING TO BE COURTEOUS AND LET THE SEVEN-TIME PRO BOWLER GO NEXT, SO GO AHEAD.>>THIS IS I FEEL LIKE THEY SHOULD GO RUNNING BACK. I THINK BECAUSE OF THE FACT THAT IT’S NOT THEY’RE NOT DEEP AT THE RUNNING BACK POSITION. THEY SHOULD GET A GUY LIKE SAQUON WHO IS AN UNBELIEVABLE TALENT. SO YOU CAN STILL GET A QUARTERBACK THAT’S THERE YOU GET A RUNNING BACK AND GET ANOTHER RUNNING BACK AT FOUR. >>THERE’S ONLY TWO OTHER PEOPLE I’VE HEARD SAY THAT ON THIS SHOW. TIM AND MATT HASSELBECK. THEY GOT A LOT OF HEAT ON TWITTER. 0 MOST PEOPLE BELIEVE THAT THE BROWNS NEED TO GO WITH THE QUARTERBACK SPOT. WHAT ARE YOU HEARING IN TERMS OF WHAT THE BROWNS ARE HEADED INTO THE DRAFT?>>I WAS TALKING TO THE BROWNS LAST NIGHT AND I GOT THE SENTIMENT THAT THEY’RE STILL TRYING TO FIGURE IT OUT. I WAS TOLD THEY’RE CONSIDERING BRINGING IN LAMAR JACKSON FOR A VISIT, DESPITE THE FACT THAT YOU KNOW THERE’S SOME INTERNAL FEELINGS ABOUT HOW HE’S HANDLED, NOT HAVING AN AGENT AND HOW THE WHOLE THING WENT DOWN AT THE COMBINE WHICH IS WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT THIS MORNING. I FEEL LIKE THEY HAVE TO GO QUARTERBACK. SIMPLY BECAUSE ONCE YOU PASS UP ON DeSEAN WATSON AND ONCE YOU PASS UP ON CARSON WENTZ, I DON’T THINK YOU CAN GO INTO A THIRD YEAR, THEY’RE GOING TO BE LIKE MAN, THE BROWNS DID IT AGAIN. SIMPLY BECAUSE OF THAT BACK NARRATIVE, THAT CAN COME AFTER THE FACT, I FEEL LIKE THAT WEIGHS SO HEAVILY ON THIS FRANCHISE.>>AND JUST THINK OVERALL, THE BROWNS HAVE TWO OF THE TOP FIVE BEST PLAYERS IN THE DRAFT OVER THE LAST TWO SEASONS. CAN THEY GET IT RIGHT THIS TIME?>>THEY CAN STILL GET A QUARTERBACK AT FOUR I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY THEY CAN’T. IT’S A DEEP QUARTERBACK DRAFT. THERE’S A THE LOVE GUYS THEY CAN PICK. THEY CAN GET THE RUNNING BACK AT ONE. >>GOT TO GET QUARTERBACK FIRST AND SAQUON WAY MAY NOT BE THERE AS FOUR. >>AND I DON’T THINK THEY CAN GET SQUON AT FOUR. >>BEFORE WE DECIDE, TALK ABOUT WHAT THEY’RE GOING TO DO, IN TERMS OF THE QUARTERBACK SPOT, DO YOU THINK ELI IS THE GUY THERE IN NEW YORK?>>ABSOLUTELY. I THINK HE HAS THE MOST EXPERIENCE. EXPERIENCE COUNTS FOR MORE OR DOUBLE IN THE NFL. CAN YOU MAKE EVERY THROW, STILL. THE THING IS THEY GAVE HIM A HARD TIME BECAUSE THEY DIDN’T HAVE A GREAT YEAR LAST YEAR. IF YOU HAVE NO OFFENSIVE LINE TO BLOCK FOR YOU, I DON’T CARE WHAT QUARTERBACK YOU HAVE, THEY’RE GOING TO PLAY BAD, THEY’RE GOING TO BE HORRIBLE. IF THE RUNNING BACK IS STILL THERE, GET SAQUON AT TWO. EITHER WAY, GET SOMEBODY TO PROTECT ELI, A LINEMAN TO PROTECT HIS BLIND SIDE AND WORRY ABOUT THE QUARTERBACK LATER ON. ELI HAS TWO RINGS, A GREAT CORE AROUND HIM. HE CAN STILL DO HIS THING. >>JESSE IN TERMS OF HOW THE GIANTS PLAN FOR ODELL BECK HAN JUNIOR TO IMPACT THIS DRAFT. WHAT ARE YOU HEARING OUT OF NEW YORK?>>WELL FIRST OF ALL, THAT’S LIKE TWO SEPARATE THINGS. I WANT TO ANSWER WHAT YOU’RE SAYING FIRST AND THEN I GET BACK TO THAT, TOO. BUT AS FAR AS ODELL, I STILL BELIEVE THAT YOU KNOW, I WAS THERE THE DAY THAT MORRIS SAID THAT HE WANTS ODELL TO BE A GIANT FOR LIFE. AND I FEEL LIKE MR. MARA’S CHARACTER AND INTEGRITY COMES OUT WHEN HE SPEAKS AND HE’S ALSO A BUSINESSMAN. WE KNOW WHAT ODELL ULTIMATELY DOES FOR HIS BUSINESS SALES, MERCHANDISEWISE IN TERMS OF HAVING BUTTS IN THE SEATS. SO I WOULD BE VERY SURPRISED WHEN PUSH COMES TO SHOVE AND GETTLEMAN AND ALL PEOPLE IN THE FRONT OFFICE AND GO TO MR. MARA AND SAY ARE YOU REALLY GOING TO DO THIS? I DON’T SEE HIM SAYING YES. AND NOT TO MENTION THAT THEY’RE ASKING FOR YOU KNOW, 300 FIRST-ROUND PICKS AND A BAG OF POTATO CHIPS, WHICH MAKES IT IMPOSSIBLE. GETTING BACK TO YOUR POINT, YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT HOW YOU STILL FEEL LIKE ELI IS THE GUY, IN NEW YORK. YOU KNOW SOMETIMES YOU GET INTO AN ARGUMENT WITH YOUR GIRL AND YOU HAVE TO BRING OUT THE NO PADS AND YOU HAVE TO BRING OUT THE STATS. HE COMPLETED 25.4% OF HIS PASSES. 20 PLUS YARDS OR BEYOND, OKAY. IT WAS 35th OUT OF 37 THE LAST TWO YEARS. HE RANKED EXCUSE ME, HE RANKED 26th COMPLETING 41% WHEN HE WAS UNDER PRESSURE. SO THAT WAS 37 AGAIN OUT OF 37. AND THEN HIS QBR, 61, 58, 46, 48 AND HIS YARDS PER ATTEMPT GOING DOWN EACH OF THOSE FOUR YEARS AGAIN. ELI, BOTTOM LINE IS BREAKING NEWS, HE HAS NOT BEEN PERFORMING WELL THE LAST TWO YEARS ATTAL AND IT’S TIME TO MOVE ON. CAN’T WAIT FOR THE TRAIN WHEELS TO FALL OFF THE TRACKS OR WHATEVER I’M TRYING TO SAY.>>WHEN YOU’RE RUNNING FOR YOUR LIFE — ON EVERY PLAY OR EVERY OTHER PLAY, IT MAKES IT VERY HARD TO COMPLETE PASSES. IT MESSES UP THE WHOLE ENTIRE GAME. SO I KNOW THAT FROM A DEFENSIVE END AND PRESSURE STANDPOINT IF YOU CAN GET PRESSURE ON A QUARTERBACK, IT MAKES HIS JOB SO MUCH HARDER. THROWING OFF HIS BACK LEG. HE MAY NOT TRANSLATE INTO THE HURRIES OR WHAT HAVE YOU, IT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN A BLITZ OR WHATEVER IT WAS. BUT UNDERSTAND IF YOU HAVE NO CONFIDENCE IN YOUR OFFENSIVE LINE, THEN GUESS WHAT, THE PLAY-CALLING CHANGES. ALL OF A SUDDEN YOU CAN’T CALL THE SAME PLAYS. BECAUSE ALL OF A SUDDEN YOU HAVE NO PROTECTION, SO YOU CAN’T GO DOWN THE FIELD. BUT YOU NEED TO, BECAUSE IT’S THIRD AND TEN. THAT’S THE ISSUE.>>I DON’T THINK IT’S ELI.>>WELL RUSSELL WILSON — >>ACTUALLY IF YOU HAVE THE LINE YOU SHOULD RUN. YOU SHOULD HAVE A RUNNING GUY. >>ANOTHER WAY TO EXPOSE THE OFFENSIVE LINE IS TO HAVE A GREAT PASS RUSH. WE KNOW THAT JASON PIERRE-PAUL WAS TRADED EARLIER IN THE OFF-SEASON TO TAMPA BAY. BRADLEY CHUBB IS IN SOME PEOPLE’S ESTIMATES, THE BEST PROSPECT IN THIS CLASS AND THE NORTH CAROLINA STATE DEFENSIVE END SHOULD BE AVAILABLE FOR THE GIANTS AT NUMBER TWO. THEIR GM DAVE GETTLEMAN HAS A GREAT AFFINITY FOR DRAFTING OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE LINEMEN. HE ARRIVED AT NC STATE AS A LINEBACKER, FINISHED HIS CAREER AS A DEFENSIVE END. HE CAN DO IT ALL, WITH POWER, WITH QUICKNESS, WITH SPEED. HE CAN BE A CORNERSTONE. >>WHAT HAVE WE DECIDED IN TERMS OF WHAT THEY’RE GOING TO DO AT THE NUMBER TWO SPOT?>>THEY NEED TO GET A QUARTERBACK. BECAUSE IT IS TIME TO MOVE ON FROM ELI. YOU DO NOT WAIT UNTIL ELI IS DONE WITH EVERYTHING BEFORE YOU MOVE ON. I’VE SAID IT ON THE SHOW, MANY TIMES, BAKER, BAKER, I LIKE THE MOBILITY. I THINK HE WOULD PAIR WELL WITH ODELL BECKHAM JUNIOR AND TO CLARIFY SOMETHING ON THE GIANTS OFFENSIVE LINE, THEY RANK SIXTH IN PRESSURE RATE LAST SEASON WITH A 22.3 PRESSURE RATE. AS MUCH AS PEOPLE TALKED ABOUT THE GIANTS OFFENSIVE LINE, THEY ACTUALLY PERFORMED BETTER THAN THEY WERE GIVEN CREDIT FOR. WITH ERIC — I THINK HE SHOULD GO TO THE RIGHT.>>WE’LL GET BACK TO YOU ON THAT. ONE TIME IN TEAM HISTORY. AND THEY DRAFTED LAWRENCE TAYLOR BACK IN 1981 AND THAT WORKED OUT.>>>MEANTIME, GUYS, THE DENVER BRONCOS WITH THE NUMBER THREE PICK IN MARCH, THEY SIGNED FREE AGENT CASE KEENUM TO A TWO-YEAR DEAL TO REPLACE TREVOR. DO YOU THINK THAT THEY SHOULD DRAFT A QUARTERBACK?>>DO I THINK THAT THE BRONCOS SHOULD DRAFT A QUARTERBACK? THAT’S A GREAT QUESTION FOR THEM. JUST BECAUSE I ACTUALLY COVERED A LOT OF MINNESOTA VIKINGS GAMES AND I FEEL LIKE I HAD A A GREAT, UP-CLOSE AND PERSONAL LOOK AT HOW HE WAS PERFORMING. AND I WAS VERY IMPRESSED IN TERMS OF HOW HE DID AGAINST VERY STOUT COMPETITION. YOU KNOW LIKE THE PANTHERS AND WHAT HAVE YOU. AND I ACTUALLY AND ALSO THE PACKERS AND I ACTUALLY BELIEVE IN CASE KEENUM. NOW THAT HIS CONFIDENCE HAS RISEN. HE’S HAD THAT EXPERIENCE. I’M ACTUALLY QUITE SHOCKED THAT MINNESOTA GOT RID OF HIM. I DON’T THINK THAT THEY SHOULD HAVE DONE THAT. BECAUSE I ALWAYS UNDERLINED THE IMPORTANCE OF CHEMISTRY, CHEMISTRY. I THINK THAT THEY BROKE IT UP IN ORDER TO GET SOME GUY THAT THEY PAID $100 BILLION GUARANTEED. DID I EXAGGERATE THERE? I THINK THEY DO NOT NEED TO GET A QUARTERBACK. I WOULDN’T BE SURPRISED IF THEY LOOKED AT A SECOND OPTION AT RUNNING BACK, DEPENDING ON HOW HIGH SAQUON BARKLEY GOES. >>DO YOU HAVE CONFIDENCE IN CASE KEENUM?>>I THINK THAT YOU HAVE TO HAVE A BIGGER BODY OF WORK TO JUST SAY THAT HE’S THE GUY. I THINK HE HAD A GREAT YEAR LAST YEAR. NOW HE’S GOING INTO A NEW SYSTEM. YOU DON’T KNOW HOW THAT’S GOING TO WORK OUT. SO IF I WAS THE BRONCOS, I WOULD DEFINITELY GET A QUARTERBACK. JUST TO HEDGE MY BETS, JUST TO MAKE SURE I HAVE A GUY. BECAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW, SOMETHING CAN HAPPEN. INJURIES CAN HAPPEN. BUT THE SYSTEM MAY NOT WORK OUT. YOU MIGHT HAVE TO GET A YOUNG GUY. >>CASE KEENUM ALLOWS THE BRONCOS TO LET THE DRAFT FALL TO THEM. WHICH IS NOT SOMETHING THAT EVERY TEAM IN THE NFL CAN SAY. THE JETS KNEW THAT AND THEY TURNED UP TO THE BIG THREE TO SEIZE THE OPPORTUNITY. FOR THE BRONCOS, IF ONE OF THESE CORE FOUR QUARTERBACKS DID THEIR PREFERRED OPTION AND HE’S THEIR PICK FOUR, PICK FIVE, EXCUSE ME? YOU SHOULD TAKE HIM, CASE KEENUM IS GOING TO BE YOUR STARTER NEXT YEAR. HE SIGNED A TWO-YEAR DEAL. IT’S A SHORT-TERM RELATIONSHIP BY NFL QUARTERBACK STANDARDS. IF IF YOUR PREFERRED QUARTERBACK IS NOT THERE, WHOEVER YOU THINK IS YOUR BEST OPTION, NOT TO BE DEFERENTIAL, THE BRONCOS CAN ALLOW THE DRAFT TO FALL TO THEM. WHEREAS OTHER TEAMS WHO NEED A QUARTERBACK MAY HAVE TO BE AGGRESSIVE AND USE A BUNCH OF DRAFT PICKS TO GET THERE.>>THEY NEED TO IMPROVE IN THAT POSITION. THE BROWNS QUARTERBACK, FOR MORE INTERCEPTIONS THAN THE DENVER QUARTERBACKS LAST SEASON. AT LEAST OVER THE BROWNS. NEED TO IMPROVE THERE.>>>WE HAVE NEWS ON “NFL LIVE,” FORMER WIDE RECEIVER JORDAN MATTHEWS SIGNED A ONE-YEAR DEAL. NEW ENGLAND RECEIVING CORE THAT LOST BRANDON COOKS, DANNY AMENDOLA, THE 25-YEAR-OLD PLAYED IN TEN GAMES FOR THE BILLS THIS PAST SEASON. SO THIS BRINGS UP THE TOPIC OF THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS SO BELICHICK COULD FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HIS COACHING TENURE, SELECT PAIRS WITH HIS TWO FIRST-ROUND PICKS AND TWO SECOND-ROUND PICKS, WHAT DO THE PATRIOTS DO, GUYS? WITH THEIR FIRST TWO ROUNDERS? WHAT ARE YOU HEARING IN TERMS OF WHAT THEY’RE GOING TO DO?>>A LOT OF SPECULATION. I DO BELIEVE THAT THE PATRIOTS AFTER MAKING JUST FOUR DRAFT PICKS LAST YEAR, FOUR. AND TWO OF THEM WERE THIRD-ROUND PICKS, THOSE WERE THEIR FIRST TWO. NEITHER ONE OF THEM PLAYED A SNAP LAST SEASON. OF THESE FOUR PICKS ALLOW THEN TO REPLENISH THE YOUTH OF THEIR ROSTER. NOT THAT THEY HAVE A ROSTER THAT’S SIMPLY MADE UP OF VETERAN PLAYERS, BUT THE BEST WAY TO BUILD ROSTERS IN THE NFL NOW, GIVEN THE WAY THAT THE PAY SCALE WORKS IS TO HAVE ROOKIES ON THEIR FIRST FOUR-YEAR CONTRACTS, IT’S THE WAY THAT TEAMS ARE ABLE TO FIND VALUE AND DIP THEIR TOE INTO FREE AGENCY, HAVING FOUR PICKS IN THE TOP 63 ALLOW THE PATRIOTS TO POTENTIALLY FIND FOUR STARTERS THAT FOR AT LEAST FOUR SEASONS, ARE AT A VERY MANAGEABLE PRICE POINT. WHEN YOU GOT GOOD PLAYERS ON THE ROSTER LIKE TOM BRADY AND GRONK AND OTHERS WHO NEED TO BE PAID OR ALREADY PAID, YOU HAVE TO FIND WAYS TO BALANCE THAT AND THAT’S A GOOD EXAMPLE OF THE WAY TO DO IT.>>A LOT OF TALK THAT THE PATRIOTS ARE GOING TO DRAFT A QUARTERBACK. IT’S SOMETHING BILL BELICHICK HAS NEVER DONE IN HIS COACHING TENURE. HE HAS NEVER TAKEN A QUARTERBACK IN THE FIRST ROUND. BUT AT THIS POINT, DWIGHT DO YOU THINK THAT’S THE NEXT MOVE THE PATRIOTS NEED TO MAKE?>>DEFINITELY NOT. I THINK THAT THEY HAVE HOLES OTHER PLACES AND I AGREE WITH YOU, MAN. I FEEL LIKE YOU KNOW WHAT, GET SOME PICKS, GET SOME QUALITY PLAYERS TO ADD DEPTH TO CERTAIN POSITIONS. I DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT ONLY FOUR, THEY PICKED FOUR PICKS LAST YEAR AND NONE OF THEM PLAYED. THAT MEANS EVEN MORE THEY NEED DEPTH, YOUNG GUYS TO GET OUT THERE AND PLAY. KEEPING THESE TWO PICKS WOULD BE THE BEST THING THEY CAN DO. THEY HAVE A GREAT HISTORY OF GETTING GUYS LATE IN THE DRAFT, FROM A QUARTERBACK PERSPECTIVE. AND DEVELOPING THOSE GUYS. I THINK THERE’S NO BETTER SYSTEM TO DO THAT THAN THE PATRIOTS.>>I WAS SAYING THEY HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET A VERY MOBILE QUARTERBACK FALLING DOWN AT WHERE THEY ARE IN THE FIRST ROUND THAT COULD ACTUALLY ADD SOME DYNAMIC ASPECT TO THEIR OFFENSE OUTSIDE OF WHAT THEY DON’T GET WITH THE POWERFUL ARM OF BRADY. WHETHER BAKER MAYFIELD OR LAMAR JACKSON FALLS. IT COULD OPEN UP THE OFFENSE FOR JOSH McDANIELS AND I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THEM GET A BRUISING RUNNING BACK. I THINK THEY LOST A LITTLE OF THAT WITH LeGARRETTE BLOUNT. THEY UNDERESTIMATED A LITTLE OF THAT. HE WAS LEADING THE LEAGUE IN TOUCHDOWNS FOR A RUNNING BACK WITH 18 AND YOU GAVE HIM UP AND GOT $2 FOR THE EAGLES, PICKED UP A SUPER BOWL RING AND NOW HE’S NEVER GOING TO MAKE THE LINE OF A SUPER BOWL CHAMPION. WHAT ARE WE TALKING ABOUT? WHERE THE SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS GO. BUT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THEM GET A RUNNING BACK AND QUARTERBACK AS WELL. >>IF YOU’RE WONDERING ABOUT THE RECEIVER POSITION, BECAUSE THEY’VE OBVIOUSLY LOST SOME PLAYERS, DANNY AMENDOLA. BELICHICK HAS ONLY DRAFTED ONE RECEIVER IN THE FIRST ROUND. DEREK ZAPDER, TWO FIRST-ROUND PICKS AS WELL. WE’LL SEE IF HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF.>>>STILL TO COME WE DIVE INTO THE TOP QUARTERBACK PROSPECTS IN THE 2018 DRAFT. EXPLORE THE PRESSING QUESTIONS>>>BACK TO “NFL LIVE.” IT’S THE TIME TO YEAR TO GET TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FOR THE WEATHER AND ALSO A GOOD TIME TO SEE SAM DARNOLD. THE QUARTERBACK THREW FOR A SECOND TIME AT HIS USC PRO WORKOUT. HE WAS IN CLEVELAND ON WEDNESDAY VISITING WITH THE BROWNS. SWITCHED HIS FLIGHT BACK TO WORK OUT WITH HIS TROJAN RUNNING BACK RONALD JONES. JONES SAID YESTERDAY, HE’S ALWAYS BEEN THE MAN. GOOD TEAMMATE, THROUGH AND THROUGH. THE BIG QUESTION WHERE WILL DARNOLD FALL IN THE DRAFT? 20 DAYS LEFT AND HERE ON “NFL LIVE” WE’RE TAKING YOU THROUGH 20 MAJOR STORY LINES TO WATCH. LET’S STAY HERE AND TALK A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THE QUARTERBACK. HE SEEMS TO BE LIKED BY SO MANY COACHES AND TEAMMATES YOU HEAR AROUND THE LEAGUE. LET’S DISCUSS HIM ACTUALLY SITTING IN THE LOCKER ROOM. JUSTINA, LET’S START WITH YOU.>>I FEEL LIKE I GET A SENSE OF GUYS WHEN I INTERVIEW THEM AT THE COMBINE AND I JUST GOT A BETTER VIBE OFF OF JOSH ALLEN AND BAKER MAYFIELD. I KNOW I TALK ABOUT THEM ALL THE TIME. I LOVED HIS CONFIDENCE, JOSH ALLEN WAS SO WELCOMING AND OPEN AND WHEN I INTERVIEWED DARNOLD. HE WAS A LITTLE BIT OF A COLDER VIBE, A LITTLE MORE STAND-OFFISH. EVEN THOUGH I HEAR THE STORY ABOUT HIM BEING A GREAT TEAMMATE. I WONDER IF HE FACES ADVERSITY HOW THAT VIBE WOULD CARRY OFF IN A LOCKER ROOM OF MEN. >>DARNOLD COMPLETED 65% OF HIS THROWS OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS AT USC. SO LET’S MOVE ON TO ANOTHER QUARTERBACK THAT LOTS OF PEOPLE HAVE THEIR EYES ON. JOSH ALLEN. HE COULD PROVIDE FOR AN NFL TEAM, AN OVERALL WOMEN PHYSICAL THREAT. 6’5″, 237 POUNDS. HE’S GOT BIG HANDS. THAT ONE BLEMISH? A CAREER COMPLETION PERCENTAGE OF 56%. WELL UNDER THE LEVEL CONSIDERED ACCESSIBLE FOR PROSPECTS COMING OUT OF COLLEGE. OUR MARTY SMITH CAUGHT UP WITH ALLEN TODAY AT THE MASTERS.>>HERE WITH FORMER WYOMING COWBOY, QUARTERBACK JOSH ALLEN. WE’RE GOING TO GET TO THE FOOTBALL IN A MINUTE. WE’RE AT AUGUSTA NATIONAL. WE’RE GOING TO START WITH GOLF, FIRST TIME HERE, RIGHT?>>FIRST TIME AT THE MASTERS. >>A LONG WAY FROM LARAMIE, WOULD YOU WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THIS EXPERIENCE?>>IT’S SOMETHING YOU CAN’T PUT INTO WORDS. I WAS ABLE TO DO SOME COOL THINGS YESTERDAY. SOME THINGS THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE AREN’T ABLE TO DO. COMING OUT HERE, SPENDING TIME WITH REALLY GREAT PEOPLE. OBVIOUSLY YOURSELF AND THEN GETTING TO SEE THESE GUYS, PLAY THIS GREAT GAME OF GOLF. MAN THE FLIGHT OF THE BALL AND — WHAT THEY CAN DO WITH THAT THING. AND IT’S A SPECIAL FEELING OUT HERE. >>OUR DRAFT GUY MEL KUIPER HAS YOU NUMBER ONE ON THE BOARD. TELL US WHY HE’S RIGHT. >>I THINK THAT YOU KNOW I’M A REALLY COMPETITIVE GUY. I THINK WHEREVER I GO, I’M GOING TO GIVE EVERYTHING TO THAT TEAM. SO IT DOESN’T MATTER WHERE YOU GO. YOU KNOW I THINK THAT PEOPLE KIND OF GET LOST IN THE DRAFT PROCESS AND THEY SEE THE DRAFT AS THE END LINE. I SEE IT AS THE STARTING LINE. IT’S NOT WHERE YOU GET DRAFTED. IT’S WHAT YOU DO AFTER YOU GET DRAFTED. SO WHEREVER I GO, YOU KNOW I’M GOING TO GIVE THEM EVERYTHING AND WORK AS HARD AS I CAN TO HELP THE TEAM WIN. >>WHAT’S BEEN THE MOST SURPRISING PART OF THE DRAFT PROCESS SO FAR FOR YOU?>>I DON’T KNOW. I THINK THAT THE AGENCY THAT I WENT WITH, THE QUARTERBACK COACH AND THE TRAINER THAT I HAVE, YOU KNOW WE WENT OVER EVERYTHING. AND HEWITT THE COMBINE. I THINK WE PREPARED OURSELVES PRETTY WELL. I’VE HAD A LOT OF HELP ALONG THE WAY. MY FAMILY HAS BEEN BEHIND ME SUPPORTING ME THE WHOLE WAY. I THINK I’VE BEEN BLESSED TO BE AROUND THE PEOPLE THAT I AM.>>LAST THING, HOW FAR CAN YOU REALLY THROW?>>TO THOSE MOUNTAINS OVER THERE.>>UNCLE RICO IS IN THE HOUSE. GOOD LUCK, BROTHER, WE APPRECIATE YOUR TIME. GUYS?>>THANKS, MARTY. I WONDER HOW FAR THE MOUNTAINS WERE FROM WHERE THEY WERE STANDING.>>88 YARDS.>>HOW LONG THE PROCESS IS FOR THESE GUYS AS THEY GET READY FOR THE DRAFT. WHAT IS THAT LIKE AS YOU’RE LEADING UP TO THE DAY?>>IT’S TOUGH. YOU GOT SO MANY PEOPLE IN YOUR AREA AND YET YOU HAVE SO MUCH ANXIETY. YOU WANT TO GET IT OVER WITH.>>YOU WANT TO GO OUT THERE AND WATCH THE MASTERS AND RELAX.>>WE KNOW YOU DO. YOU DON’T FEEL WE’RE TALKING ABOUT HIS POOR COMPLETION PERCENTAGE. YOU THINK THAT THIS IS GOING TO REALLY HURT HIM WHEN IT COMES TO HIS STOCK IN THE DRAFT?>>I DON’T THINK SO. I THINK HE’LL GO IN THE FIRST THREE PICKS. THIS WILL BE HIS FLOOR, THE JETS PICK THREE, HE IS A CLASSIC CASE OF THE GOLDEN RULE SCOUTING. YOU DRAFT TRAITS, NOT PRODUCTION. THE NFL HAS TO DECIPHER WHY THE COMPLETION PERCENTAGE WAS LOW. INEXPERIENCED WIDE RECEIVERS OR INACCURACY ISSUE THAT HE HAS IF THAT WERE THE CASE, WE WOULDN’T BE TALKING ABOUT HIM THIS HIGH IN THE DRAFT. I THINK THE NFL BELIEVES THAT THE COMPLETION PERCENTAGE WAS MORE DERIVATIVE OF MANY OTHER FACTORS OTHER THAN JOSH ALLEN’S ARM TALENT. HE HAS SO MANY TOOLS. >>HE’S BEEN WORKING ON IT I TALKED TO HIM AT THE COMBINE ABOUT THE LOW PERCENTAGE. 56, 59, LAST YEAR HE SAID HE SPECIFICALLY WANTED TO SHOW THAT YOU KNOW AT THE PRO DAY, THAT HE CAN BE ACCURATE WHILE MOVING HIS FEET AND YOU SEE THAT’S WHAT THEY WERE TRYING TO HIGHLIGHT IN THE VIDEO WE WERE JUST WATCHING COMING INTO THIS. HE REMINDS ME OF CARSON WENTZ WHEN I INTERVIEWED HIM. HE HAS THAT TYPE OF JUST EFFERVESCENCE AND OPENNESS WHEN YOU SPEAK TO HIM. HE BRINGS YOU IN.>>A LITTLE DIFFERENT THAN SAM DARNOLD.>>>AS YOU KNOW, THE NFL DRAFT IS RIGHT HERE ON ESPN. THE 39 STRAIGHT YEAR IT WILL COME TO YOU FROM AT&T STADIUM IN ARLINGTON, TEXAS. TREY WINGO HOSTING THE SHOW AWE LONG WITH LEWIS RIDDICK AND CURT HERBSTREIT. STILL TO COME, THE BEARS MADE SOME NOISE THIS OFF-SEASON. ONE BIG MOVE WAS HIRING A NEW HEAD COACH. THE HEAD COACH, MATT NAGY. GOT TONS OF ATTENTION IN AN INTERVIEW SAYING HE NEEDS TO BE CHALLENGED INTELLECTUALLY. BECAUSE HE GETS BORED EASILY. SAYING HE’S A MILLENNIAL. SO WITH THOSE QUOTES BEING OUT THERE AND HIS HEAD COACH KNOWS HIM WELL. DO YOU THINK THAT’S GOING TO AFFECT HIS DRAFT STOCK?>>I DON’T THINK SO. I THINK THAT ALTHOUGH THE QUOTE HAS BEEN DISCUSSED AD NAUSEAM OVER THE PAST WEEK OR SO IN THE MEDIA. >>IT’S FAIR, YOU RARELY HEAR A HEAD COACH QUARTERBACK HEADED INTO THE DRAFT TALK SO, WE COULD CALL IT POORLY OF HIS STARTER.>>I THINK THE REALITY FOR NFL TEAMS IS THAT SOME OF THEIR EVALUATION OF A PLAYER AS A FROM A CHARACTER STANDPOINT IS TALKING TO THOSE AROUND HIM AND YOU GOT TO DIG YOUR HEELS INTO THESE GUYS, OR SINK YOUR TEETH INTO THESE GUYS DURING THE PROCESS OF INTERVIEWING THEM AT THE COMBINE. BRINGING THEM IN FOR YOUR 30 PREDRAFT VISIT. CONDUCTING PRIVATE WORKOUTS. I THINK THAT JOSH ROSEN’S PERSONALITY MIGHT WIND UP BEING ONE OF HIS GREAT STRENGTHS. THE REALITY IS IT’SER IN EASY FOR ROOKIE QUARTERBACKS TO ASSIMILATE IN THE NFL. IT’S NEVER EASY. A GUY WHO HAS SOME STUBBORNNESS TO HIM IN A GOOD WAY MIGHT BE WHAT YOU NEED FOR A TEAM THAT’S GOING TO BE TURNED INTO A ROOKIE QUARTERBACK EARLY ON IN HIS CAREER. IF YOU’VE GOT THIN SPIN AND YOU’RE EASILY IMPACTED BY OTHER’S WORDS OR FEELINGS, GOOD LUCK IN THIS LEAGUE. IT’S NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART.>>WHEN YOU HEAR ABOUT THESE CHARACTERISTICS OF THIS YOUNG QUARTERBACK, LIKE JOSH ROSEN AND YOU KNOW THE CHALLENGES OF THE NFL. DO YOU THINK THOSE CHARACTERISTICS ARE GOING TO HELP HIM OR HURT HIM ONCE HE GETS INTO THE LEAGUE?>>I THINK A LOT IS GOING TO BE THROWN AT HIM ONCE HE GETS TO THE NFL. HE’S GOING TO UNDERSTAND THE PRESSURES AND WHAT GOES ALONG WITH IT. I DON’T THINK THERE’S GOING TO BE AN ISSUE OF TRYING TO FIND WAYS TO MOTIVATE THIS GUY. TO PLAY THIS GAME. THE GAME IN THAT POSITION, ESPECIALLY THE QUARTERBACK POSITION, COMES WITH SO MUCH STRESS. AND DIFFERENT THINGS THAT YOU HAVE TO DO. HE’S GOING TO BE OVERWHELMED BY THE AMOUNT OF THINGS THAT IS GOING TO OCCUPY HIS TIME. I DON’T READ TOO MUCH INTO THIS. WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS. I THINK HE’LL HAVE ENOUGH TO HANDLE.>>THEN WE HAVE BAKER MAYFIELD, RIGHT? GOTTEN LOTS OF ATTENTION, SOME COMPARISONS A FEW MONTHS AGO. TO JOHNNY MANZIEL. AT THIS POINT IT SEEMS THAT THE ARKANSAS ARREST AND THE SIDELINE INCIDENT AT KANSAS COULD HAUNT HIM A LITTLE HEADED INTO THE DRAFT. WITH ALL OF THAT BEING SAID, IS HE STILL A RISK FOR A TEAM? JUSTINA, JUST TALKING TO THE GUYS IN THE LEAGUE, WHAT’S THEIR THOUGHT ON BAKER MAYFIELD AT THIS POINT?>>FIRST OF ALL, I THINK THE COMPARISON TO JOHNNY MANZIEL IS VERY UNFAIR. YOU HAVE TO GRADE AND EVALUATE EACH GUY INDIVIDUALLY. THINK IF YOU NEED A QUARTERBACK AND YOU THINK THAT THIS GUY IS SPECIAL, THAT YOU HAVE TO GO AFTER HIM. THE ANALOGY I WOULD USE LAST YEAR WITH THE GIANTS IS YOU REMEMBER WHAT HAPPENED WITH LARRY TUNGSTAHL. THE VIDEO CAME OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DRAFT AND THE GIANTS NEEDED AN OFFENSIVE LINEMAN. NOT SAYING THAT ANYTHING THAT BAKER MAYFIELD HAS GONE THROUGH WAS SIMILAR TO THAT. THE POINT IS IF THAT’S WHAT YOU NEED GO, AFTER WHAT YOU NEED. THAT COULD HAVE CHANGED WHAT HAPPENED WITH THE FRONT OFFICE THIS YEAR AND I THINK THAT I TALK SO MUCH ABOUT THE LEADERSHIP CHARACTERISTICS, AND CHEMISTRY AND HAVING CONFIDENCE PARTICULARLY YOUR FIRST YEAR LIKE WITH THE QUARTERBACKS IN 2012 WITH ANDREW LUCK AND RG3 CAME OUT AND THOSE GUYS WERE ABLE TO PERFORM IN THEIR FIRST YEAR, I THINK HE HAS THAT SWAG AND HE ALSO HAS THE CONFIDENCE, LET ALONE THE ARM WHEN I SAW HIM PLAY IN THEIR POSTSEASON SO TO SPEAK TO DELIVER HIS FIRST YEAR.>>HE STRIKES ME AS THE KIND OF QUARTERBACK PROSPECT THERE WON’T BE ANY GRAY AREA. YOU’RE EITHER REALLY TURNED OFF BY WHAT HAPPENED IN BAKER MAYFIELD, IN KANSAS THE ARREST IN ARKANSAS OR YOU ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE GUY. YOU LOVE THE CONFIDENCE HE EXUDES, HE PLANTS THE FLAG AT OHIO STATE AFTER BEATING THEM IN COLUMBUS, THE KIND OF PLAYER THAT EVERY SINGLE PERSON ON HIS TEAM ABSOLUTELY LOVED AND WAS SORT OF GRAVITATED TOWARDS. >>YOU LIKE WHEN YOU WATCH THIS VIDEO, DWIGHT WHAT DO YOU SEE? DO YOU LIKE THIS, DO YOU LIKE THIS ATTITUDE?>>WELL I DON’T REALLY LIKE QUARTERBACKS IN GENERAL. I’M A DEFENSIVE END AND THAT’S JUST WHAT IT IS.>>I LIKE THE FIRE, I LIKE THE FIERY SIDE. I THINK HE HAS A PAST THAT YES, IT HAPPENED. HE CAN’T ERASE IT AND UNFORTUNATELY YOU GET JUDGED BY THAT IN THIS DRAFT PROCESS. IT’S NOT GOING TO GO AWAY. IT IS WHAT IT IS. I THINK HE’S GOING TO BE A GOOD PLAYER. I LIKE HIS ATTITUDE ABOUT THINGS AND REALLY GOING HARD AND NOT CARING AND YOU’RE GOING TO NEED SOME OF THAT. IT’S A FINE LINE, YOU HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU KEEP THAT RIGHT THERE ON THE LINE. YOU CAN GO THE OTHER WAY FAST. ESPECIALLY WITH ALL THE PRESSURE ON THESE GUYS. >>IT SEEMS LIKE ALL THE QUARTERBACKS ARE GETTING ATTENTION FOR DIFFERENT REASONS. QUARTERBACK LAMAR JACKSON, HE’S GETTING ATTENTION BECAUSE HE SEEMS TO BE DIFFICULT TO TRACK DOWN. OF COURSE WE KNOW BY NOW HE DOESN’T HAVE AN AGENT. HIS MOM IS REPRESENTING HIM AND SOME TEAMS HAVE HAD A HARD TIME BASICALLY GETTING IN TOUCH WITH HIM TO SET UP WORKOUTS, SET UP INTERVIEWS AND MEETINGS. SO HOW DO YOU THINK THAT THIS PROCESS HERE CAN ACTUALLY HURT HIM, DWIGHT? DO YOU THINK IT WILL HURT HIM WHEN IT COMES TO HIS DRAFT STOCK?>>I DON’T KNOW SO MUCH ABOUT THE AGENT AND THAT WHOLE DEAL. BECAUSE IN THE BEGINNING IT DOESN’T PLAY THAT MUCH OF A PART OF WHAT HAPPENS. NOW THE 40-YARD DASH, NOT DOING THOSE THINGS THAT CAN HURT YOU A LITTLE BIT. BUT AS FAR AS THE CONTRACTS IN THE FIRST FOUR YEARS OR WHAT HAVE YOU, IS PRETTY MUCH CUT AND DRY WHAT IT IS. SO I THINK IS IT DETERMINED ON WHAT HE DOES, AND THAT PRO DAY, HOW HE PERFORMS THERE, AND I THINK HE’S GOING TO DO WELL THERE. I DON’T THINK — >>ISN’T HE HURTING HIMSELF BY MISSING PHONE CALLS TO PERHAPS MEET WITH A TEAM THAT COULD BE INTERESTED IN MAYBE TAKING HIM HIGHER THAN HE WOULD HAVE?>>I THINK THAT HURTS A LITTLE BIT. I DON’T KNOW IF A TEAM IS GOING TO SAY YOU KNOW WHAT FORGET THIS GUY. JUST BECAUSE HE DIDN’T, HE MAY MESSED UP ON A PHONE CALL OR SOMETHING WASN’T HANDLED RIGHT. I THINK IF HE’S THAT GUY FOR THAT PARTICULAR TEAM, THEN THAT TEAM IS GOING TO STILL TAKE THAT CHANCE AND GO AHEAD AND GET THIS DONE. HE HAS AN UNBELIEVABLE TALENT AND IT DOESN’T COME AROUND OFTEN.>>I TALKED TO THE HEAD COACH WHO BASICALLY TOLD ME HE FEELS LIKE LAMAR JACKSON HAS ALIENATED SOME FOLKS IN THE NFL BY SIMPLY NOT HAVING A TRADITIONAL AGENT IN REPRESENTING HIMSELF AND HAVING HIS MOM YOU KNOW, SOMEWHAT HELP AND MANAGE HIM ON THE SIDE. BUT AT THE SAME TIME YOU KNOW THEY TALK ABOUT LISTEN, WE STILL WANT TO TRY TO GET THIS GUY IN. I TALKED TO ANOTHER HEAD COACH WHO SAID HE’S STILL IN THE MIX. WE THINK HE’S PRODUCTIVE. THEY STILL WANT TO GET HIM IN. TO UNDERLINE YOUR POINT, IF THEY WANT HIM, THEY’LL STILL FIND HIM. HOWEVER THERE IS TRUTH THAT THERE HAS BEEN TURN-OFF WITH THE FACT OF HOW IT’S BEEN HANDLED.>>IN TERMS OF WHERE YOU THINK HE’LL LAND?>>I THINK HE GOES IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE FIRST ROUND BECAUSE TEAMS NEED QUARTERBACKS, THEY’RE DESPERATE FOR QUARTERBACKS, WE ALWAYS SEE THEM GET PUSHED UP BEEN ALMOST AS BUSY AT THE CHICAGO BEARS, FIRST MAJOR MOVE OF THEIR OFF-SEASON WAS HIRING THEIR NEW HEAD COACH AND FORMER CHIEF OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR, MATT NAGY. THE UPGRADED WEAPONS FOR MITCHELL TRUE BINS BUSINESSKY, SIGNING UP A PAIR OF INTERESTING WIDEOUTS, FORMER JAGS ALLEN ROBINSON SIGNED ON THE FIRST DAY OF FREE AGENCY AND EX-FALCONS TYLER GABRIEL SIGNED SOON AFTER AND TREY BURTON. A PLAYER RUMORED TO BE THE NAGY OFFENSE. LET’S JOIN CHICAGO BEARS HEAD COACH MATT NAGY. WE HEARD LAST WEEK YOU TOOK YOUR COACHES ON A FIELD TRIP TO SOLDIER FIELD. WHY IS THAT SO IMPORTANT TO YOU, COACH?>>WELL, FOR A FEW REASONS. YOU KNOW NUMBER ONE, IT’S A TIME FOR US TO REALLY BOND AND GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER. AS A STAFF. AND WE DO THAT IN THE CONFINES HERE AT HOUSE HALL. BUT LET’S STEP OUT OF THIS BUILDING AND LET’S GO DOWN TO THE CITY HERE AND DOWN TO SOLDIER FIELD AND UNDERSTAND THIS IS WHERE WE’RE GOING TO BE SPENDING A LOT OF OUR QUALITY TIME ON THESE GAME DAYS. AND THE TRADITION AND THE HISTORY THAT’S BEEN PLAYED ON THAT FIELD. NOW I WANTED THOSE GUYS TO HAVE THEIR HANDS ON AND FEEL REALLY WHAT’S GOING ON HERE FROM THE CITY. THE FANS, THE ORGANIZATION, I WANTED OUR COACHES TO FEEL IT. SO WHEN WE GET WITH THE PLAYERS, TO UNDERSTAND THE WHY AND UNDERSTAND WHEN WE’RE OUT THERE, MAN, THIS IS SOME GOOD STUFF. SO THEY FELT IT THEY HAD A GOOD TIME AND WE PROCEEDED TO HAVE SOME DINNER AFTER. IT WAS A GREAT NIGHT. >>HEARD THE FOOD IS PRETTY GOOD THERE IN CHICAGO. IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAVE A CLEAR MESSAGE WITH YOUR COACH. LET’S FAST FORWARD TO THIS WEEK WHERE THE TEAM BEGAN WORKOUTS, YOU HELD YOUR FIRST TEAM MEETING. HOW DID YOU FEEL REALLY, JUST LIKE A FEW MINUTES RIGHT BEFORE HAD YOU TO STAND UP IN FRONT OF YOUR TEAMS FOR THE FIRST TIME AS A HEAD COACH?>>IT WAS COOL STANDING OUTSIDE WHEN THEY WERE ALL SITTING IN THE ROOM READY. AS YOU WALK DOWN THE AISLE THERE, JUST KIND OF GETS A LITTLE BIT QUIET. AND THERE’S THE FIRST INITIAL MOMENT OF OKAY, YOU KNOW ALL EYES ARE ON YOU AND YOU KNOW THE PLAYERS ARE READY TO HEAR WHAT THE MESSAGE IS GOING TO BE AND FOR ABOUT A LONG THREE SECONDS I WAS ABLE TO JUST KIND OF PINCH MYSELF AND SAY THIS IS REAL AND THEN FOCUS BACK IN AND TELL THE GUYS, HERE WE ARE. THIS IS WHAT WE’VE WAITED FOR. THERE’S BEEN A LOT OF TIME AND ENERGY PUT INTO BRINGING EVERYBODY THAT’S IN THAT ROOM TOGETHER. THAT WAS DAY ONE. WE PORTRAYED THE MESSAGE TO THEM OF THE CULTURE WE WANT TO BUILD, HOW IT’S GOING TO BE DONE. WE’RE NOT GOING TO USE LIP SERVICE, IT’S GOING TO BE A JOURNEY, IT’S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN OVERNIGHT. ABOUT BUT WITH THAT, UNDERSTAND AGAIN, WHAT WE DID WITH THE COACHES, LET’S DO WITH THE PLAYERS AND LET’S TALK ABOUT GEORGE S. ALICE, UNDERSTAND WHO HE IS AND WHAT HE’S ABOUT AND WHERE WE’RE AT RIGHT NOW. AND IT’S WE’RE COMING UP HERE ON 100 YEARS OF THIS FRANCHISE. AND THAT’S A SPECIAL DEAL NOW. DON’T TAKE IT FOR GRANTED. SO WE DID THAT. WE GOT INTO THE CULTURE PART. AND THEN SOME STANDARDS AND EXPECTATIONS, IT WAS SO NEAT TO SEE HOW BRIGHT-EYED THEY WERE AND HOW INTO IT THEY WERE I’LL NEVER FORGET IT. >>THE HARD PART SOEFR, YOU STOOD IN FRONT OF THEM, YOU GOT YOUR MESSAGE OUT. I REMEMBER TALKING TO QUARTERBACK ALEX SMITH LAST SEASON ABOUT HIS PRODUCTION WITH YOU GUYS. IN KANSAS CITY. I HAVE TO TELL YOU, HE WOULD NOT STOP TALKING ABOUT YOU. HE BROUGHT UP YOUR NAME OVER AND OVER. AND I KNOW IT’S EARLY HERE. BUT CAN YOU POINT OUT ANY SIMILARITIES THAT YOU’VE SEEN BETWEEN ALEX SMITH AND MITCHELL TRUBISKY?>>DRIVEN. COMPLETELY DRIVEN. COMPETITIVE. GUYS THAT HATE TO LOSE, WANT TO WIN MORE THAN ANYBODY. THEY DON’T JUST TALK ABOUT IT, THEY SHOW IT BY THEIR ACTIONS. AND ALEX WASN’T A VOCAL LEADER. EVERYONE HAS DIFFERENT WAYS OF LEADING. HE’S SOMEBODY THAT I LEARNED FROM AS A COACH. HOW NOT ONLY CAN YOU PLAY THE GAME AND HOW SERIOUS YOU TAKE A GAME. HOW WE AS COACHES CAN BECOME BETTER COACHES. THERE’S A COMMITMENT LEVEL. HE DOES IT HIS WAY, HE DIDN’T TRY TO DO IT ANY OTHER WAY. FROM THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS OF SEEING MITCH, AS A MATTER OF FACT 45 MINUTES AGO I HAD TO JUST WALK DOWN THE HALLWAY AND LISTEN TO ALL THE POSITION COACHES TEACHING THIS OFFENSE TO THESE GUYS. IT WAS MUSIC TO MY EARS. IT’S EXCITEMENT TO HEAR WHAT’S GOING ON AND I OF COURSE WENT TO THE QUARTERBACK ROOM, KNOCKED ON THE DOOR AND THERE’S COACH RAGONE IN THERE QUIZZING THE QUARTERBACKS AND GOING OVER DIFFERENT PARTS OF SHALLOW CROSS AND THE STAPLES OF THE OFFENSE. THERE THEY ARE, WRITING IT UP ON THE BOARD. HE’S LISTENING TO THEM TALK BACK TO THEM. IT DOESN’T GET BETTER THAN THAT. I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING WHAT MITCHELL DOES, AND I’M GOING TO USE EVERYTHING THAT I LEARNED THROUGH ALEX TO HELP HIM OUT.>>HOW DID MITCHELL DO OP THE QUIZ? DID HE SOUND PRETTY SHARP?>>WAS ON IT, HE WAS IMPRESSIVE.>>YOU’VE CERTAINLY GOT PLENTY OF WEAPONS, YOU GUYS LOADED UP ON PASS-CATCHERS THIS OFF-SEASON. REAL QUICK HERE, I’M GOING TO SAY ONE OF THE RECEIVERS YOU USED A QUICK WORD TO DESCRIBE HIM. I SAY ALLEN ROBINSON, YOU SAY –>>VERY MULTIDIMENSIONAL CAN. DO A LOT OF DIFFERENT THINGS.>>I LIKE THAT YOU’RE BREAKING MY RULES AND GOING WITH AS MANY WORDS AS YOU WANT. HOW ABOUT TREY BURTON?>>MISMATCH.>>GABRIEL?>>ALL-AROUND.>>SPEAKING OF WEAPONS, WIDE RECEIVER KEVIN WHITE. A LOT OF INJURIES SINCE HE CAME INTO THE LEAGUE IN 2015. YOU SAID THAT YOU LOOK AT IT FROM A PERSONAL CHALLENGE TO GET HIM TO A A PLACE WHERE YOU WANT HIM. WHY DO YOU MAKE THIS A PERSONAL GOAL OF YOURS, COACH.>>THAT’S WHY WE COACH. YOU KNOW, AND IT’S — NOT ALWAYS ROSES FOR EVERY PLAYER THAT’S OUT THERE. HE WAS DRAFTED AT A HIGH POSITION AND THERE WAS A LOT OF, YOU KNOW, HE HAD A LOT OF POTENTIAL AND HE’S AT A POSITION RIGHT NOW WHERE, NUMBERSWISE THERE HASN’T BEEN THE PRODUCTION. BUT THAT DOESN’T MEAN HE CAN’T PRODUCE. BUT I WANT TO MAKE IT CLEAR TO HIM, AND TO OUR COACHING STAFF AND TO EVERYBODY ON THE TEAM, THAT NO MATTER WHO YOU ARE. YOU’RE GOING TO GET A FAIR SHOT. SO HE’S A GREAT KID, HE WANTS TO DO WELL. IT’S OUR JOB AS COACHES TO PUT HIM IN THE BEST SITUATION POSSIBLE. AND AS I SAID BEFORE, THERE’S NO PROMISES, BUT WE’RE GOING TO GIVE THIS KID EVERY CHANCE AND HE’S GOING TO WORK HARD AT IT, WE CAN TELL EVERYBODY FROM TALKING TO HIM. >>THIS YEAR’S DRAFT. WE’RE 20 DAYS AWAY, WE’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THE TOP 20 DRAFT STORY LINES AND WE’RE TALKING ABOUT THE BEARS AND WHAT THE PLANS ARE. I’M GOING IT ASK YOU POINT BLANK, WHAT’S THE PLAN FOR THE NUMBER EIGHT PICK?>>NOT GOING INTO WHAT WE’RE GOING TO DO. BUT WHAT I WILL SAY IS THIS — AGAIN FOR ME BEING A HEAD COACH FOR THE FIRST TIME, WE’RE IN THE MIDDLE OF OUR DRAFT MEETINGS. SO THE COMMUNICATION THAT GOES ON BETWEEN OUR PERSONNEL AND OUR COACHING STAFF, FOR ME, IS SOMETHING THAT I, I HAVEN’T BEEN A PART OF BEFORE. AS A HEAD COACH. TO SEE THIS PUT TO FRUITION AND TALK THROUGH ALL THE DIFFERENT POSITIONS AND THE WHY’S, WHY DOES THIS GUY FIT, WHY DOESN’T HE FIT? IS HE SOMEBODY THAT WE LIKE OR DON’T LIKE? RIGHT NOW WE’RE GOING THROUGH THE OFFENSIVE SIDE OF THE BALL. AND IT’S REALLY INTERESTING, NOT ONLY LISTENING TO THE COACHES TALK ABOUT THE PLAYERS ON THEIR SIDE, BUT ALSO LISTENING TO THE PERSONNEL AND HOW DO WE MATCH THAT AND GET IT TO FIT. SO COME DRAFT DAY WE’RE ALL ON THE SAME PAGE. >>FINAL QUESTION. YOU’RE ONE OF SEVEN ACTIVE HEAD COACHES FROM THE ANDY REID COACHING TREE, AN INCREDIBLE NUMBER TO THINK ABOUT AND TO ACTUALLY SHOW THE VIEWER. WE’VE GOT JOHN HARBAUGH, RON RIVERA, PTA SHURMUR, SHAWN McDERMOTT. COACH, WHICH OF THOSE COACHES ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO BEATING THE MOST?>>DOUG PETERSON.>>BECAUSE HE’S GOT THE SUPER BOWL RING?>>HE’S GOT THE SUPER BOWL RING. DOWN AT THE OWNERS MEETINGS I COULD TELL HE WAS A LITTLE, HE WAS HAPPY AND GIDDY ABOUT THAT. WELL DESERVED AND SO HAPPY FOR HIM. BUT I HAVE SO MUCH RESPECT FOR EVERY ONE OF THOSE GUYS AND THE ULTIMATE RESPECT OBVIOUSLY FOR COACH ANDY REID, HE’S MY MENTOR, HE TAUGHT ME HOW TO COACH THE GAME OF FOOTBALL. IT SPEAKS FOR ITSELF. THESE GUYS THAT ARE OUT THERE AND WHAT THEY’VE DONE. I’VE BEEN ABLE TO WORK WITH MOST OF THOSE GUYS THAT YOU JUST SHOWED ON THE LIST. AND I’M JUST VERY LUCKY, VERY FORTUNATE, I OWE IT ALL TO THEM.>>DOUG PETERSON WAS FEELING HIMSELF AT THE COMBINE. I ASKED HIM HOW MANY TIMES HE WATCHED THE SUPER BOWL AT THAT POINT. I THOUGHT WOE SAY TWO. HE SAID SEVEN TIMES. HE WAS EXCITED ABOUT THE SUPER BOWL WIN. COACH, THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING THE SHOW. I KNOW YOU AND YOUR FOUR BOYS ARE THROWING OUT THE FIRST PITCH AT THE CUBS AGAINST THE BRAVES. SO GOOD LUCK AND DON’T TAKE ANY ADVICE FROM THE U.S. CURLING TEAM. YOU DON’T WANT TO DO THAT. GOOD LUCK TO YOU AND THE CHICAGO BEARS THIS SEASON.>>I APPRECIATE YOU HAVING ME, DIANA.>>THANKS.>>>STILL TO COME ON “NFL LIVE,” A POST FREE AGENCY EDITION OF MATTHEW BERRY’S LOVE/HATE.>>GETS THE SNAP, THROWS, LEFT SIDE OF THE END ZLY TO GET READR YOUR FANTASY DRAFT. MATTHEW BERRY RELEASED HIS LOVE/HATE FANTASY PICKS. HE’S HERE TO HELP US OUT. YOU SPENT A LOT OF TIME TOGETHER. ALL GOOD, YOU GUYS HAVE ALL THE KNOWLEDGE WHEN IT COMES TO FANTASY. SO RUNNING BACKS, I WANT TO BEGIN WITH WHO YOU LOVE RIGHT NOW. >>IN TERMS OF WHO IMPROVED THEIR VALUE BECAUSE OF FREE AGENCY MOVES AND I THINK YOU HAVE TO START WITH JARED McKINNEY. YOU SAW KYLE SHANAHAN ON THE TAPE. JARRETT McKINNON. GOT A CHANCE WITH THE INJURY TO DALVIN COOK TO GET SOME LOVE. SIX GAMES WITH 15 OR MORE TOUCHES, NOW HE GOES TO SAN FRANCISCO. KYLE SHAN HAN IN ATLANTA OR SAN FRANCISCO, HIS RUNNING BACK, TOP EIGHT IN RECEPTIONS. THINK McKINNON IS GOING TO BE A TOP TEN PLAYER. >>WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT McKINNON WOULD BE A TOP TEN PLAYER.>>HE’LL BE A TRENDY SLEEPER AS WELL. ANOTHER GUY I LIKE, JAY AJAAI. HE BECOMES THE LEAD RUNNING BACK IN ONE OF THE BEST OFFENSES IN FOOTBALL BEHIND ONE OF THE BEST OFFENSIVE LINES. I THINK AJAYI WILL EARN THE DRAFT POSITION HE HAD LAST YEAR, THIS YEAR IN PHILADELPHIA.>>VALUE DOWN. IN TERMS OF GUYS THAT MAYBE YOU’RE NOT THAT FOND OF RIGHT NOW AT THIS POINT.>>I DON’T KNOW THAT IT’S NOT FOND OF. BUT PEOPLE WHOSE VALUE LESSENED BECAUSE OF THE MOVES THAT HAPPENED IN FREE AGENCY AND I’LL SAY LeSEAN McCOY. HE’LL BE ONE OF THE FIRST RUNNING BACKS DRAFTED IN FANTASY. BUT WITH NO TYROD TAYLOR. I DON’T THINK PEOPLE ARE GOING TO REALIZE THE EFFECT THAT HE HAD ON THE ABILITY OF LeSEAN McCOY TO GET THERE IN SPACE. THE ADDITION OF CHRIS IVORY TELLS ME THEY WANT TO LESSEN THE AMOUNT OF TOUCHES THAT McCOY HAS. THAT’S NOT GREAT FOR FANTASY. HOW ABOUT THE DOLPHINS RUNNING BACK? AS GREAT AS KENYAN DRAKE WAS LAST YEAR. HE HAD ONLY TWO GAMES WITH WHO THAN 16 CARRIES. DRAKE IS A BIG-PLAY GUYS, HE DOESN’T NEED A TON OF TOUCHES. BUT FRANK GORE BECOMES GOING FROM LEAD BACK IN INDIANAPOLIS TO BEING A COMPLEMENTARY BACK IN MIAMI. FANTASY VALUE DOWN FOR BOTH GUYS IF THEY DON’T SEE MORE OF A COMMITTEE IN MIAMI, UNFORTUNATELY. THIS IS A GREAT STAT ON FRANK GORE. FRANK GORE HAS HAD AT LEAST FIVE CARRIES, EVERY SINGLE GAME OVER THE LAST SEVEN YEARS. THAT’S UNBELIEVABLE.>>HE’S INCREDIBLY STEADY. I AGREE WITH BOTH OF YOUR TAKES, PLAYERS THAT ARE DOWN A LITTLE BIT. BECAUSE IT’S THE DRAFT SHOW AND SOME FLAVOR HERE, I THINK BACKFIELD, IT COULD BE SOLVED IN THE DRAFT. STARTING WITH THE TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS. LOOK HOW BARE THEIR DEPTH CHART IS IF SAQUON BARKLEY, I’LL RUSH THE CARDS TO THE TABLE AND SUBMIT SAQUON BARKLEY TO TAMPA BAY. THE BROWNS COULD TAKE SAQUON BARKLEY AS WELL. I THINK THE GIANTS NEED TO ADD ONE MORE BACK TO THEIR BACKFIELD. BECAUSE JONATHAN STEWART IS TRIED AND TRUE, STEADY, RELIABLE. HE’S NOT THE KIND OF GUY I WANT AS THE CENTERPIECE OF MY BACKFIELD THE NEXT FIVE YEARS. HE’S A BAND-AID FOR ONE SEASON.>>I’LL ADD THE WASHINGTON REDSKINS, THEY LOVE CHRIS THOMPSON AS A THIRD-DOWN BACK. BUT THEY’RE LOOKING TO IMPROVE.>>I WOULDN’T BE SURPRISED IF THEY GET A RUNNING BACK IN THE FIRST COUPLE OF DAYS. >>WE ADDRESS THE RUNNING BACK SPOTS. THE RECEIVING CORPS. WHICH RECEIVER’S VALUE IS UP SINCE THE END OF FREE AGENCY?>>THERE’S QUITE A FEW. BUT I GOT TO GO WITH DEVONTAE ADAMS. WHO LEADS INTO THE TOP TEN. SINCE 2010, THE LEADING RECEIVER FOR GREEN BAY IN TERMS OF RECEIVING TOUCHDOWNS HAS AVERAGED OVER 11 TOUCHDOWNS A YEAR. NO JORDY NELSON THERE. HE BECOMES THE NUMBER ONE TARGET FOR THE BEST QUARTERBACK IN FOOTBALL WITH AARON RODGERS. GRAHAM WILL GET SOME RED ZONE LOOKS, BUT ADAMS IN THE TOP TEN. THOMAS AND EMANUEL SANDERS, WITH DUE RESPECT TO OSWEILER AND LYNCH. CASE KEENUM IS A SIGNIFICANT UPGRADE OVER ALL THOSE GUYS, INSTEAD OF TRYING TO HIDE THEIR QUARTERBACK, THEY’LL TAYLOR THEIR OFFENSE TO WHAT CASE KEENUM. SO CREDIT TO GETTING CASE KEENUM THERE.>>AT THE QUARTERBACK SPOT. THE OFFENSE COULD BE A LITTLE LESS CHEMICALLY IMBALANCED COMPARED TO THE DEFENSE.>>STOCK DOWN ON WHO?>>JORDY NELSON. I CAN’T UNDERESTIMATE THE CONNECTION THAT JORDY NELSON AND AARON RODGERS HAD TOGETHER. LAST YEAR WITH AARON RODGERS UNDER CENTER, JORDY NELSON, ONLY 11.65 YARDS PER CATCH. LOWEST RATE SINCE HE WAS A ROOKIE. NOW MOVING TO OAKLAND WHERE AMARI COOPER GOING TO BE THE CLEAR NUMBER ONE. IT SEEMS LIKE JOHN GRUDEN WANTS TO RUN THE BALL EVEN MORE. SIGNIFICANT STOCK DOWN ON JORDY NELSON GOING FROM ERIC RODGERS TO DEREK CARR AND BRANDON COOKS. GOING FROM COME BRADY TO ANYONE TRADE FOR THE RAMS. BUT YOU’VE GOT ROBERT WOODS, COOPER CUPP. HE’S THE FOURTH OPTION ON A TEAM THAT IS GOING TO RUN WHEN THEY’RE AHEAD. SO UNFORTUNATELY, BRANDIN COOKS, HIS ASSESSMENT IS DOWN. >>I’M CURIOUS THAT THE LIGHT BULB GOES OFF FOR ANY PLAYERS DRAFTED IN THE FIRST ROUND LAST YEAR FOR WIDE RECEIVERS. MIKE WILLIAMS OBVIOUSLY DONE WITH THE INJURIES AT THE BEGINNING OF LAST SEASON. AND IN TERMS OF POSSIBILITIES, LOOK AGAIN AT THE BUFFALO BILLS AND CAROLINA PANTHERS DEPTH CHART AT WIDE RECEIVER. THERE’S NOT A LOT OF OTHER PLAYERS YOU’RE COMPETING FOR TARGETS. SAQUON JONES THE CURIOUS INCIDENT A COUPLE OF WEEKS BACK. HE WAS VIEWED COMING INTO THE NFL, AS A POLISHED PRODUCT OUT OF EAST CAROLINA. MAYBE A NEW QUARTERBACK — >>I REMEMBER THE TITANS, I WOULD SAY, GO FIELD ON THAT>>>BACK HERE ON NFL LIVE. 20 DAYS TO THE DRAFT. WE’RE GETTING READY FOR OUR FANTASY TEAMS ALREADY. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT. MATTHEW BERRY RELEASED HIS POST FREE AGENCY LOVE/HATE FANTASY PICKS. BACK ALONGSIDE WITH FIELD YATES AS WELL. LET’S DISCUSS SOME QUARTERBACKS. WHO DO YOU LOVE RIGHT NOW?>>IN TERMS OF WHOSE FANTASY VALUE IMPROVED THE MOST WITH THE FREE AGENCY MOVES, KIRK COUSINS. REMEMBER HE WAS THE SIXTH BEST QUARTERBACK IN FANTASY LAST YEAR BEHIND AN INJURED OFFENSIVE LINE. AND ALL DUE RESPECT, STEPHON DIGGS, A BETTER SKILL POSITION THAN HE HAD LAST YEAR IN WASHINGTON. NINE GAMES INDOORS AS WELL. KIRK COUSINS’ VALUE GOES UP. TYROD TAYLOR GETS OUT OF BUFFALO. NOW GOES TO CLEVELAND. JARVIS LANDRY, JOSH GORDON. CARLOS HYDE AND DUKE JOHNSON IN THE BACK FIELD, THE ONLY ISSUE WITH TAYLOR IS DOES HE LOSE HIS JOB IF CLEVELAND GOES QUARTERBACK EARLY IN THE DRAFT AS MANY EXPECT. HIS VALUE UP. AND HOW ABOUT MITCH TRUBISKY, WE HEARD YOU TALKING WITH COACH NAGY EARLIER IN THE SHOW. TALKING ABOUT ALL THOSE WEAPONS. ALLEN ROBINSON. TAYLOR GABRIEL. TREY BURTON. YOU KNOW, I THINK YOU’LL SEE A LOT MORE TARIQ COHEN THIS YEAR IN NAGY’S OFFENSE AS WELL. SO TRUBISKY, WHO IS A LOT MORE MOBILE THAN PEOPLE REALIZE GETS SOME FANTASY POINTS WITH HIS LEGS AS WELL. AND A FANTASY-FRIENDLY OFFENSE THAT NAGY WILL BRING FROM KK KK CITY. KANSAS CITY. PTA MAHOMES WITH A BIG CANNON OF AN ARM, A MOBILE QUARTERBACK, TYREEK HILL. TRAVIS KELSEY, KAREEM HUNT. GET SPENCER WARE BACK AS WELL. A LOT OF NICE WEAPONS FOR MAHOMES.>>WHEN THE CHIEFS TRADED ALEX SMITH PEOPLE THOUGHT MAYBE THEY’RE RECALIBRATING THING. NOT NECESSARILY TEARING IT DOWN. BUT BUILD IT BACK UP. TAKE TWO STEPS FORWARD EVENTUALLY. FINDING SAMMY WATKINS, IT WAS A REMINDER, THE REASON THEY’RE COMFORTABLE TRADING ALEX SMITH. THEY’RE THAT CONFIDENT THAT PATRICK MAHOMES WILL BE A STAR. LOOKED VERY GOOD AGAINST THE DENVER BRONCOS DEFENSE. HE WAS NOT NECESSARILY HIS USUAL SELF. BUT STILL THIS TEAM HAS, A BOAT LOAD RIGHT NOW OF CONFIDENCE IN THEIR INCUMBENTS, THEIR NEW STARTER IN PATRICK MA HOMES. WOULD NOT BE SURPRISED IF HE’S A PLAYER THAT’S DRAFTED IN THE TOP TEN OF QUARTERBACKS GOING, AS CRAZY AS THAT SOUNDS, TOP TEN OF QUARTERBACKS GOING INTO 2018. >>A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE MITCH TRUBISKY, COULD HE BE THIS YEAR’S CARSON WENTZ OR JARED GOFF. A GUY THAT TAKE A BIG STEP INTO FANTASY START-UP. I LIKE TRUBISKY, BUT I HAVE MAHOMES RANKED HIGHER. WHEN SAMMY WATKINS IS YOUR FOURTH OPTION IN AN ANDY REID OFFENSE. GOOD THINGS ARE GOING TO HAPPEN.>>HOPEFULLY MATT NAGY TOOK HIS EARPIECE OUT AND DOESN’T HEAR THAT.>>>PRESS COVERAGE FROM ADAM SCHEFTER. SO SCHEFTER REPORTING THAT THE RAMS CONSIDERED THIS IS ACTUALLY WHAT HE’S REPORTING, HIS REPORTING THAT THE RAMS RELEASED VETERAN QUARTERBACK TAYVON WEBSTER. SO SCHEFTER ALL OVER THE NEWS.>>JUST A NOTE. HE HAD A CAP AT $4 MILLION AND THE RAM NEEDED TO CREATE SPACE TO SIGN NDAMUKONG SUH.>>>WHILE YOU CAN WATCH THE MASTERS ACTION FROM ESPN, WE’LL BRING YOU DRAFT PREDICTIONS WITH A GOLF TWIST. AS FAR ASIA. YOU CAN WATCH IT LIVE ON THE WATCHESPN APP.>>>BACK HERE ON “NFL LIVE,” 20 DAYS TO THE DRAFT. 20 STORY LINES, YOU NEED TO KNOW. EXCEPT NOW BECAUSE THE MASTERS IS ON ESPN, WE GOT A LITTLE TWIST. SO WE’RE GOING TO APPLY SOME GOTH TERMINOLOGY. DWIGHT FREENEY IS HERE. WE KNOW YOU’VE GOT A SUPER BOWL RING. BUT YOUR NEW PASSION IS GOLF. YOU’VE BEEN SPENDING EVERY COMMERCIAL BREAK WORKING ON YOUR PUTTING.>>IT NEEDS A LOT OF HELP. >>I DIDN’T SAY IT, YOU DID. SO FIELDS, I WANT TO BEGIN WITH THE TERM MULLIGAN. THE BROWNS HAVE HAD NUMEROUS CHANCES TO GET IT RIGHT. SO WHAT DO THEY NEED TO DO?>>NOT OVERTHINK THINGS, PICK A QUARTERBACK NUMBER ONE OVERALL. THAT’S NOT SOME SORT OF HOT TAKE OR NEW INSIGHT. THE BOTTOM LINE IS THIS, IT’S GOING TO BE A QUARTERBACK PICK. BUT IT’S ABOUT EVALUATING THE RIGHT PLAYERS AND THE RIGHT TRADE. WHAT QUARTERBACK ARE YOU GOING TO COMMIT YOURSELF TO AND STAY COMMITTED TO? LAST YEAR THEY NAMED DESHONE KIZOR AS A STARTER AND THEY WERE FLIRTING WITH PULLING HIM ALMOST RIGHT AWAY. YOU KNOW TYROD TAYLOR FOR 2018, DEVELOP THIS QUARTERBACK. MAKE THAT YOUR PRIORITY. DON’T MAKE IT ABOUT STARTING HIM, MAKE IT ABOUT DEVELOPING HIM INTO A POLISHED NFL PLAYER. >>ALL RIGHT NEXT WORD UP. HOLE IN ONE, AN ACE, JUSTINA, WHICH PLAYER WILL MAKE AN IMPACT REGARDLESS OF THE PERFORMANCE OF THE REST OF THE TEAM? WHO IS GOING TO MAKE THE IMMEDIATE IMPACT?>>BAKER MAYFIELD. HE EVEN SAID IT AT THE COMBINE. HE SAID HE WOULD HAVE AN IMMEDIATE IMPACT ON THE CLEVELAND BROWNS IF HE WERE DRAFTED BY THEM OVERALL AT NUMBER ONE. AND THE REASON WHY I SAY THAT IS BECAUSE OF THE IMPRESSION THAT HE MADE ON ME IN PERSON. HE EXUDES LEADERSHIP AND CONFIDENCE. YOU FEEL IT, IT’S PALPABLE. I FEEL LIKE IF I HAVE THAT LEVEL OF YEARS OVER HIM AND TO KIND OF EQUATING THAT TO THE EXPERIENCE THAT WOULD BE IN THE LOCKER ROOM. I FEEL LIKE THOSE MEN WOULD FEEL IT TOO. THAT’S WHY I FEEL HE WOULD HAVE AN IMPACT NOT JUST BECAUSE OF THE LEADERSHIP ABILITY, AND CONFIDENCE, BUT ALSO BECAUSE OF HOW HE PLAYS. HE HAS A VERY BIG ARM, AN ACCURATE ARM. I THINK HE UNDERLIED IT AT THE COMBINE. WHEN HE SAID I’M THE MOST ACCURATE QUARTERBACK IN THE DRAFT. I THINK HE CAN DO AND SHOW IT IN HIS ROOKIE YEAR. >>WE KEEP YOU IN THE ROUGH. >>I’M THERE SO OFTEN. IT’S A FAMILIAR FEELING. >>DWIGHT THE QUESTION IS WHICH TEAM NEEDS TO GET THE MOST OUT OF THIS DRAFT?>>I THINK IT’S CLEAR. IT’S CLEVELAND. ONE WIN IN TWO YEARS? SO CLEARLY THEY NEED THE MOST HELP. THEY CAN ADD DEPTH IN SO MANY DIFFERENT POSITIONS. OFFENSIVE LINE, RECEIVERS, YOU HAVE SO MANY PLACES THAT YOU CAN JUST KEEP PICKING GUYS AND HOPEFULLY FIND A COMBINATION THAT WORKS.>>YOU THINK THEY CAN TURN IT AROUND?>>NOT YET. IT TAKES TIME. IT TAKES TIME TO BUILD A GREAT FOUNDATION, BUILD YOUR TEAM’S CONFIDENCE AND MOMENTUM. SO IT’S GOING TO STAY ON. BUT THIS COULD BE A GREAT START.>>FINALLY ON THE FRINGE, FIELDS, WHICH TEAM IS SO CLOSE, A PICK AWAY FROM BEING AN IMPROVED TEAM. >>IN LOS ANGELES, CHARGERS, THEY FOUND A WAY TO LOSE GAMES LAST YEAR AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SEASON. THEIR WOES COST THEM TWO GAMES AT THE OUTSET OF THE 2017 REGULAR SEASON. YOU LOOK AT WHERE THEY FINISH IN THE STANT STANDINGS, THEY WERE JUST A KICKER AWAY FROM BEING IN THE PLAYOFFS BUT THE OFFENSIVE LINE IS REBUILT. THAT’S SOLVED. THE DEFENSE HAS POTENTIALLY ALL PRO LEVEL DUAL QUARTERBACK. THEY COULD RUSH THE PASSER. BOSA, INGRAM, THEY’RE ONE OF THE PASS-RUSHING DUOS IN THE NFL.>>THIS SATURDAY AT THE MASTERS, OF COURSE MOVING DAY. THAT’S WHEN WE SEE HOW IT ALL PANS OUT. SO I WANT TO ASK YOU IN TERMS OF THE DRAFT, WHICH TEAM IS MOST LIKELY TO TRADE UP FOR A QUARTERBACK?>>I WOULD SAY THE BUFFALO BILLS. I THINK THEY MADE THE MOVE AND THE TRADE TO GET THE ASSETS IN ORDER TO DO THAT. PARTICULARLY WHEN YOU SEE THEM GIVE UP TYROD TAYLOR. WE SAW HOW NATHAN PETERMAN PERFORMED WHEN HE CAME IN. AND THE FIVE INTERCEPTIONS THAT HE HAD IN THE FIRST HALF. I’M NOT SURE THAT THE QUARTERBACK THAT THEY ACQUIRED REALLY MAKES THEM EVEN THAT MUCH BETTER THAN WHAT THEY HAD WITH TYROD TAYLOR. I THINK THEY MADE THIS TRANSACTION, IN ORDER TO MOVE UP. TO GET TO SOMEBODY THAT THE CITY OF BUFFALO CAN BE EXCITED ABOUT AND LEAD FROM THAT POSITION. >>ALL EYES NEED TO BE ON THE NUMBER TWO PICK OF THE NEW YORK GIANTS IF THEY’RE BILLING TO DANCE, THE BILLS KNOW THEY HAVE TO GET AHEAD OF THE NEW YORK JETS.>>THE JETS MOVED UP FROM SIX TO THREE. >>THREE QUARTERBACKS DRAFTED, TRADED UP FOR PICKS IN BOTH OF THE LAST TWO FIRST ROUNDS OF THE NFL DRAFT.>>>STILL TO COME, WE’VE BEEN TALKING A LOT ABOUT THIS DRAFT. BUT WE ARE FINALLY GOING TO CHALLENGE TEAMS — TO MAKE SOME MAJOR DECISION.>>>THEY HAVE A PLAN. THEY’RE TRYING TO GET BACK TO — GET BACK TO THEY’RE TRYING TO GO SOMEWHERE.>>MAN. THIS PLAN RIGHT NOW, IT’S NEWSPAPER FLAMES.>>I’M A GRAMMAR NERD. >>WE HAVE FEW RULES. ONE RULE NEW YORK CITY TRADES.>>WAIT A MINUTE. IF WE’RE GOING TO DO — >>MIGHT AS WELL — >>TO CONTINUE TO GRAMMAR LESSEN. TO WHOM WILL HE BE THROWING THE PASSES?>>WHAT DOES THAT TELL BUT FOOTBALL, ANYWAY?>>WELL, HE WANTS TO KNOCK ME OUT.>>WHO DO I NEED TO TALK TO ABOUT THAT?>>IT IS LESS DEALING WITH A SINGULAR QUANTITY HERE.>>LESS IS MORE.>>WHY NOT.>>THOSE 30-INCH ARMS GOING. >>YOU GUYS ARE — >>WHAT?>>STAND YOUR GROUND.>>YOU FEEL BETTER?>>NOT JUST ABOUT THE QUARTERBACK.>>IT MUST BE THE OFF-SEASON. BECAUSE YOU START SAYING THIS — HEAD COACHES OF NFL TEAMS, SUPER BOWL-WINNING TEAMS LIKE DOUG PETERSON THROWING OUT THE FIRST PITCH AT YESTERDAY’S PHILLIES GAME HONORING THE LATE ROY HOLLIDAY BY THROWING OUT HIS JERSEY. AND ALLSTATE IN THREE SPORTS IN WASHINGTON STATE IN HIGH SCHOOL. BASEBALL, ONE OF THE SPORTS HE PLAYED. SO OBVIOUSLY HAS A GOOD MEMORY. IT SEEMS LIKE DOUG PETERSON IS WINNING AT EVERYTHING.>>RIGHT NOW, WHILE THE PHILLIES MANAGER IS GETTING SOME HEAT. DOUG PETERSON IS LIKE THE KING OF PHILLY AT THE MOMENT.>>YOU HEARD EARLIER, MATT NAGY LOVES TO BEAT HIM. RUBBING IT IN YOUR FACE AND LOVE IT.>>THAT SAID, YOU KNOW WE’VE BEEN GOING THROUGH THE 20 BIG STORIES WE’RE PAYING ATTENTION TO, 20 DAYS UNTIL THE NFL DRAFT. WE’RE DOWN TO OUR FINAL FOUR, FINAL FOUR BIG STORY, OUR CHALLENGES. SO EACH OF US ARE GOING TO CHALLENGE A TEAM TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT THIS TRIP. MAKE A DIFFERENCE ON THIS DRAFT WHO ARE YOU CHALLENGING? THROW THAT FLAG.>>THIS IS MY CHALLENGE.>>MY CHALLENGE IS FOR THE CLEVELAND BROWNS, DON’T FALL UNDER THE PRESSURE TO PICK A QUARTERBACK NUMBER ONE. OKAY? I’M STICKING WITH THAT. IT IS OKAY NOT TO PICK A QUARTERBACK. THERE’S OTHER GUYS WHO CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE ON YOUR TEAM AND YOU’VE GOT THE PICK NUMBER FOUR AND CAN YOU PICK A QUARTERBACK THEN. DON’T FALL UNDER THE PRESSURE TO PICK A QUARTERBACK. IT’S OKAY.>>HE JUST LOVES SAQUON BARKLEY. I THINK THAT’S WHAT IT IS.>>ALL RIGHT. JOE, WHO ARE YOU CHALLENGING IN THIS DRAFT?>>I’M GOING TO CHALLENGE THE GIANTS TO STAY WHERE THEY ARE DON’T DO ANYTHING WILD WITH ODELL BECKHAM JUNIOR. DON’T THINK ABOUT DOING ANYTHING WITH O’DELL BECKHAM JUNIOR. DO YOU KNOW WHAT ELI MANNING’S RECORD IS AND HOW MANY TOUCHDOWNS HE THROWS WHEN ODELL IS ON THE FIELD? THIS IS A GUY THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE. YOU SHOULDN’T EVEN HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT IT. YOU SHOULDN’T BE THINKING ABOUT IT. AND LASTLY, MAKE SURE YOU GET A QUARTERBACK WITH THAT PICK. IT IS TIME AS WE TALKED ABOUT WITH YOU BOY DWIGHT GREEN, GET YOUR QUARTERBACK, MOVE ON FROM ELI I KNOW THAT’S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. BUT THAT’S WHAT I THINK YOU SHOULD DO AND GET SOMEONE WHO CAN GET SOME USE AT THAT POSITION.>>FIELDS?>>NOW QUENTIN NELSON. THE GUARD FROM NOTRE DAME IN THE TOP FIVE PICKS, ONE OF THE BEST YEARS IN THIS YEAR’S DRAFT. THOSE TEAMS DRAFTING IN THE TOP FIVE. IT’S TOO HARD TO FIND GUARDS, MY CHALLENGE IS TO YOU TOP FIVE TEAMS, MAKE QUENTIN NELSON A TOP FIVE PICK.>>DRAFT YOUR FIRST PRO BOWL QUARTERBACK SINCE 1983, JETS.>>JUST KIDDING.>>AGAIN — >>RED

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