My guy @AdamSchefter just teased a major story he will report after this next NFL Live break. I have access to his vault. The details...worth the watch, listen and eventually the read on ESPN!!! #NFLDraft2021#NFL
A long day awaits before the start of #NFLDraft2021. You're welcome to pass the time by scrolling through this thread of some really awesome profiles and features from our ESPN draft crew. twitter.com/SeifertESPN/st…
Today as Wexler Week continues: @SeifertESPN (3:30), @JonKrawczynski (5:15). Plus: Scandal at the U, what the amazing analytics reveal on a manager taking a trip to the mound after pitching coach already has in same inning, plus: Is Biden poised to take away your (red) meat?
Adding this timely column from @SethWickersham to our ESPN NFL draft profile thread. Like his father before him, 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan is looking for a quarterback, "a guy whom he grooms, teaches, and ultimately, allows to define his legacy." espn.com/nfl/insider/st…
I don’t have many draft takes. Don’t know who the 49ers want at No. 3. But most people who have done the actual drafting tell us that teams rarely, if ever, are still ranking the top prospects during draft week. We should listen!
"The technology forced us to realize that the way we approach the game is antiquated. Now you can see that we can have a productive draft or free agency without being face-to-face." Pandemic draft adjustments aren't all bad. @CameronWolfe and NFL Nation: es.pn/3voTW7t
Martenzie Johnson on Ohio State QB Justin Fields: "What Fields may have learned over these last three months is what nearly every Black person does trying to live in American society: No matter what you do, all anyone sees is that you’re Black.” undf.td/3gzXcIH
Michigan DE Kwity Paye's backstory is the most extraordinary in the draft, and @TheHallieG tells it well.
"How come theirs is different from ours?" he asked her.
Why were they here?
What had she been through?
What haunted her still?
Congratulations to our teammate @E_Woodyard who is joining NFL Nation - ESPN's network of 32 #NFL team-specific reporters - to cover the @Lions
The Flint, Mich., native joined ESPN in 2019 as an NBA reporter
How the #NFL thinks it can fix onside kicks, improve officiating and curb taunting with a series of modest proposals. They even addressed an issue that hasn’t surfaced in 6 years!
McKay also said that the committee looked at over 100 plays to get a feel for why offensive holding went down so dramatically in 2020. Pledged a "clear understanding" of how it will be called in 2021. NFL EVP Troy Vincent echoes that pledge.
On a press call, competition committee chairman Rich McKay says a rule to expand the area that prohibits blocks below the waist will be revisited in May. He said it could have passed today but there are lingering questions.
Per NFL rules, if a player wants to change his number THIS SEASON, he would have to buy out the existing inventory of jersey distributors.
If he wants to give notice now to change his number NEXT SEASON, there would be no requirement to buy out inventory. twitter.com/FieldYates/sta…