Roquan Smith, Linebacker

Roquan Smith fits the mold of the modern quick twitch NFL linebacker who can flow side-to-sideline with the play.

At 6’1″ and 236 pounds, he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.51 seconds, which ranked fourth among linebackers at the combine. That speed is the foundation of his effectiveness against the run and as a pass-rusher. It’s how he recorded 137 tackles and 6.5 sacks during his final season at Georgia.best nfl jerseys

His speed is also what makes Smith a likely top-10 pick widely mocked to the Oakland Raiders. Unfortunately, he experienced some hamstring tightness while showing off his quickness at the combine.

Concern about Smith’s injury grew slightly in early March when Draft Analyst’s Tony Pauline reported he was flagged medically by several teams. But that turned out to be only a passing scare, as later NFLDraftScout’s Dane Brugler reported Smith has been cleared and wasn’t scheduled for a combine medical recheck.
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Smith should be just fine going forward, and he is racing Tremaine Edmunds to be the first linebacker selected.
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Evaluating Harold Landry requires a good memory.

The defensive end erupted for Boston College in 2016, leading the nation in sacks with 16.5 while also recording 22 tackles for a loss. He was a constant menace in the backfield because of his burst to accelerate around blockers.

However, Landry couldn’t repeat that high-end production in 2017 because an ankle injury limited him to just eight games played.nfl jerseys cheap authentic

However, he still notched five sacks despite the shortened senior season. Then Landry went on to tear apart the combine, most notably posting a three-cone drill time of 6.88 seconds. Only six other defensive linemen who weighed 250-plus pounds and were selected in the first round have recorded a sub-6.9 time, per PFF.
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So it feels pretty safe to say Landry’s ankle has healed nicely, and he’s worthy of first-round buzz.customized nfl jerseys cheap

Vita Vea, Defensive Tackle

We’ve reached the point in the calendar where even the tiniest nuggets of information regarding a possible first-round pick are worth dissecting.
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That applies to defensive tackle Vita Vea, who’s a constant disruptive force up the middle and should be a top-20 selection. He might even come off the board in the top 10.

Vea shined during his brief appearance at the combine, showing off his strength at 6’4″ and 347 pounds. He recorded 41 bench-press reps, but then his afternoon abruptly came to an end when the giant lineman suffered a hamstring injury while lumbering through the 40-yard dash.hi-res-e9a5c19d490a68e8b37a1f8bc5f80bb8_crop_exactnfl jersey for cheap

But even at his size, and even during a run in which Vea injured himself, he still posted a time of 5.10 seconds. He has rare light, nimble feet for such a massive defender in the trenches, which is what makes him a threatening and versatile presence up front. He finished 2017 with 30 tackles (5.5 for a loss) and 3.5 sacks.nfl jerseys cheap authentic

The hamstring injury kept Vea out for drills and testing during the Washington Huskies’ pro day but only because it was shortly after the combine. Any general manager who cares about the injury going forward shouldn’t be a general manager much longer.
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Vea recorded 39 pressures in 2017, per PFF, and his power as an interior pass-rusher is why MillerĀ  projects him as a future member of the Washington Redskins after being selected 13th overall.

Muhammad Wilkerson, Packers Agree to Contract After 7 Seasons with Jets

The deal is for one year, $5 million plus an additional $3 million in incentives, according to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network.

Working out a contract with Wilkerson continued a busy day for the Packers, official nfl jerseys cheap who also agreed to a deal with tight end Jimmy Graham and released wide receiver Jordy Nelson, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

New York officially released Wilkerson on Feb. 28. The Jets had placed the franchise tag on Wilkerson in 2016 to prevent him from hitting free agency, but his future with the team remained in doubt. reebok nfl jerseys

Wilkerson fell off even more in 2017 to the tune of 46 tackles and 3.5 sacks in 13 games. 0b6269137e4ec39bf4d068f12c9e5ed3_crop_exact

Head coach Todd Bowles made Wilkerson a healthy scratch in each of the final three games of the 2017 campaign.

That represented a huge fall from grace for Wilkerson.

The 2011 first-round pick made the Pro Bowl for the first time in 2015 after registering 64 tackles and a career-high 12 sacks.nfl authentic jerseys

He also posted double-digit sacks in 2013 with 10.5, and he has 44.5 sacks in 105 career games despite largely playing in a 3-4 defensive front.

In addition to that, the Temple alum has missed just seven games in seven NFL seasons, although he did break his leg in the Jets’ final regular-season game in 2015.

Wilkerson has proved to be a disruptive force against both the pass and the run when healthy and motivated, which could make him a steal of a signing.

Although there are some concerns regarding Wilkerson’s willingness to give 100 percent game in nfl authentic jerseys cheap and game out, the Packers could have a bargain on their hands if he lives up to his potential.

Offense has been Green Bay’s biggest key to success in recent years, but the signing of Wilkerson could go a long way toward improving its defense.