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  • Traded NFL Draft Picks For 2024

    As teams regroup on potential trade talks, 2024 draft picks represent the top non-player assets available. Although the usual run of draft-weekend trades featured teams moving up and down the 2023 board, a high number of 2024 picks have changed hands. The Cardinals resided at the center of such movement, but many other teams have […]

    May 31 · Pro Football Rumors NFL Draft
  • Tyjae Spears Signs Rookie Contract

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    Tennessee Titans running back Tyjae Spears has signed his rookie contract with the organization. That means, the 22-year-old is locked in a four-year deal with the team after being taken in the third round of this year's NFL Draft. The expectation is that Spears is going to compete for the third-down spot on the roster. Veteran back Derrick Henry is going to be the workhorse and get a majority of the carries. However, Hassan Haskins and Spears should be able to get involved as well. There might not be much fantasy value for Haskins right away, but he's expected to be the back of the future in Tennessee.

    May 25 · Source via NFL Draft Tennessee Titans Tyjae Spears
  • Garrett Williams Signs Rookie Deal

    The Arizona Cardinals signed cornerback Garrett Williams to a four-year rookie deal last Thursday. The team also added undrafted rookie wide receiver Brian Cobbs on an undisclosed deal. Williams was selected in the third round of this year's NFL draft (No. 72 overall) out of the University of Syracuse. He played in only seven games in his final collegiate season due to a torn ACL in his knee. Williams continues to recover from the injury, and the Cardinals are targeting a July return. Cobbs heads to the next level after leading Utah State in 2022 in catches (76) and receiving yards (923) while tying for the team lead in touchdowns with five. In four years at Maryland before joining Utah State, he had 59 catches for 858 yards and two touchdowns.

    May 22 · Source via NFL Draft Arizona Cardinals Garrett Williams
  • Deonte Banks Agrees To Contract With Giants

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    On Friday, the Giants signed cornerback Deonte Banks to a four-year, $13.6 million, fully guaranteed contract. After playing at Maryland, the rookie was selected in the first round, No. 24 overall in the 2023 NFL Draft. In his four seasons as a Terrapin, he totaled 61 tackles and two interceptions. However, Banks' experience should get him on the field plenty this season, potentially even starting immediately opposite Adoree' Jackson.

    May 20 · Source via NFL Draft New York Giants Deonte Banks
  • Felix Anudike-Uzomah Officially Signs With Chiefs

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    On Friday, rookie defensive end Felix Anudike-Uzomah signed a four-year, nearly $12 million deal with Kansas City. The 21-year-old was the last pick in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft. He spent three seasons at Kansas State, where he amassed 20.5 sacks and eight forced fumbles during his collegiate career. The former Wildcat underwent thumb surgery before the draft. However, he should be ready to roll for the Thursday night, Week 1 meeting with the Detroit Lions. The rookie also has a chance to see playing time right off the bat, so IDP dynasty managers should take notice.

    May 20 · Source via NFL Draft Kansas City Chiefs Felix Anudike-Uzomah
  • Vikings Sign Jordan Addison To Rookie Deal

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    The Minnesota Vikings signed first-round wide receiver Jordan Addison, who was the 23rd overall pick of this year's NFL draft, to his four-year rookie deal on Wednesday, according to a source. Durability could be an issue for the 21-year-old pass-catcher at the next level, as he stands at just 5-foot-11, 173 pounds, but he was extremely productive at Pittsburgh and UCLA in college. If he's going to be effective in the NFL, he'll need to gain plenty of separation from his defenders and pick up yards after the catch. Addison is joining a potent Vikings passing attack and he should start immediately in three-receiver sets, but the Vikes also have plenty of mouths to feed on offense, beginning with All-Pro wideout Justin Jefferson.

    May 17 · Source via NFL Draft Minnesota Vikings Jordan Addison
  • Josh Downs Signs Rookie Contract Tuesday

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    Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Josh Downs signed his rookie contract on Tuesday. Downs, a third-round pick out of North Carolina, is expected to step in as the Colts' starting slot receiver and play alongside starters Michael Pittman and Alec Pierce. Downs is unlikely to be a difference-maker in fantasy in 2023 but he is on the radar as a solid stash in dynasty leagues.

    May 16 · Source via NFL Draft Indianapolis Colts Josh Downs Michael Pittman
  • Darnell Wright Signs Rookie Deal, Boosting Justin Fields' Protection

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    The Chicago Bears signed their first-round draft pick offensive tackle Darnell Wright to his rookie deal on Monday. The Tennessee Volunteers product, who is 6'6" and 335 pounds, allowed no sacks and just six hurries while taking 507 pass protection snaps his senior year in Knoxville. The Bears are hoping his prowess will result in better protection for Justin Fields, who was one of the most-sacked quarterbacks in the league. Last season, the Bears allowed 58 sacks, the fourth-most. Chicago did rank No. 16 in pass blocking, according to PFF. Some of the sacks Fields took were the result of him holding onto the ball too long. Still, Wright is an upgrade at right tackle, and he should improve the fantasy outlooks of Chicago's offensive weapons.

    May 16 · Source via NFL Draft Chicago Bears Justin Fields Darnell Wright
  • Jalin Hyatt Signs Rookie Deal

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    New York Giants wide receiver Jalin Hyatt signed his four-year rookie deal that is worth $5.625 million on Monday. The Giants took Hyatt in the third round of this year's NFL draft. The 21-year-old speedster from the University of Tennessee injured his hamstring at the scouting combine, but he should be healthy enough to be available for training camp at the end of July. Hyatt has gained some weight recently and should challenge Darius Slayton and Isaiah Hodgins for playing time on the outside immediately in 2023. Still, New York also has wideouts Parris Campbell, Sterling Shepard and Wan'Dale Robinson, so it could be tough for Hyatt to carve out consistent production for fantasy managers in Year 1 in the NFL.

    May 15 · Source via NFL Draft New York Giants Jalin Hyatt
  • Chiefs View Rashee Rice As JuJu-Smith-Schuster Replacement

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    Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Rashee Rice will be tasked with helping replace JuJu Smith-Schuster, who departed to join the New England Patriots this offseason. Chiefs general manager Brett Veach said "We did lose JuJu..... it makes sense to find a guy who can do a lot of things (JuJu) can do on the inside. He's almost a running back after the catch." Rice caught 96 passes for 1,355 yards and 10 touchdowns last season at SMU before being selected in the second round of the 2023 NFL Draft by Kansas City. Veach also mentioned Skyy Moore as a player to watch, but if Rice is viewed as the starting slot receiver, he could have a big fantasy impact as a rookie.

    May 10 · Source via NFL Draft Kansas City Chiefs Rashee Rice
  • Lions GM Expects Sam LaPorta To Produce Early

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    Detroit Lions general manager Brad Holmes said to "expect a pretty early impact" from rookie second-round tight end Sam LaPorta. The Iowa alumni caught 58 passes for 657 yards and one touchdown in his senior season and became the second tight end selected in the 2023 NFL Draft. Holmes spoke about LaPorta's versatility in the slot and out wide, so he could be utilized all over the field early in his career, especially while Jameson Williams (suspension) is absent from the team. While rookie tight ends take time to develop, LaPorta is seemingly polished and ready to help fantasy teams right away. A mid-level TE2 season is in his range of outcomes, but he could even exceed those expectations in one of the league's best passing offenses from 2022.

    May 10 · Source via NFL Draft Detroit Lions Sam LaPorta
  • Deonte Banks Could Make Impact From Day 1

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    New York Giants head coach Brian Daboll constantly reiterates that training camp this summer will be a competition for starting spots, but rookie cornerback Deonte Banks could have the biggest impact from Day 1. The first-rounder will likely be the starter opposite top corner Adoree' Jackson. Jackson isn't signed beyond next year, though, so Banks could quickly become the face of the position group in New York. He will compete with Cor'Dale Flott, Aaron Robinson and Nick McCloud this summer. Given the team's first-round investment and Banks' man-coverage abilities, it's expected that he will be starting right away in his first NFL campaign.

    May 10 · Source via NFL Draft New York Giants Deonte Banks Nick McCloud Aaron Robinson
  • Isaiah Foskey Could Be Rotational Pass-Rusher

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    New Orleans Saints rookie pass-rusher Isaiah Foskey has an opportunity to emerge as a potent pass-rusher opposite Cam Jordan in his first NFL season. Carl Granderson might be the favorite to start, but Payton Turner is closer than not to being labeled a bust, and Marcus Davenport is gone. Foskey has a reasonable chance to at least be a rotational pass-rusher in his first NFL season. He fits the Saints' size profile for a 4-3 defensive end at 6-foot-5 and 264 pounds. The 22-year-old was productive in college in his last two seasons at Notre Dame, too, with 11 sacks in each season. He also led FBS with six forced fumbles in 2021 and blocked four punts in college.

    May 10 · Source via NFL Draft New Orleans Saints Isaiah Foskey Carl Granderson Payton Turner
  • Jordan Addison Should Make An Immediate Impact

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    Minnesota Vikings rookie wide receiver Jordan Addison is undersized at 5-foot-11 and 173 pounds, which raises durability concerns, but the Vikings wouldn't have taken him in the first round of this year's NFL draft if they didn't think he could thrive immediately. His separation skills at multiple levels will create flexibility for head coach Kevin O'Connell in the types of route concepts he can draw up. O'Connell won't allow defenses to jam Addison to take him away. As long as the 21-year-old pass-catcher stays healthy, he will impact defensive coverages until they can no longer devote all of their resources to stopping All-Pro Justin Jefferson. Addison is in a great situation for immediate production, but fantasy managers in single-year leagues should still temper expectations slightly.

    May 10 · Source via NFL Draft Minnesota Vikings Jordan Addison
  • Cam Smith Could Get On The Field Right Away

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    Miami Dolphins rookie cornerback Cam Smith is a fine athlete whose ability to play inside and out and his love for making plays in the running game should get him on the field right away in his first NFL season, even in a secondary that already boasts two top talents in Jalen Ramsey and Xavien Howard. Smith is a little unrefined in terms of his technique, but landing on a team with two All-Pro corners to learn from is a dream scenario. The 22-year-old was taken in the second round of this year's draft excelled at breaking up passes in college and impressed scouts at the combine. Smith lacks elite size, so he may be better off on the inside matchup up against smaller slot receivers.

    May 10 · Source via NFL Draft Miami Dolphins Xavien Howard Jalen Ramsey Cam Smith
  • Jayden Reed Could Play The Slot Right Away

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    Green Bay Packers rookie wide receiver Jayden Reed gives the team's receiver room something it doesn't have in terms of size and speed, and he could play the slot right away in his first NFL season. Reed was taken in the second round of this year's draft. The 23-year-old stands at 5-foot-11, 187 pounds, and while his production probably won't stand out, he definitely has the skillset to become a starter quickly for an inexperienced Packers receiving corps. He could also factor into the team's return game on special teams. There's a good chance that Reed immediately becomes one of the team's three starting receivers in 2023, but that doesn't mean he'll be a productive fantasy starter in his rookie year.

    May 10 · Source via NFL Draft Green Bay Packers Jayden Reed
  • Hendon Hooker Looking At A Redshirt Year

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    Detroit Lions quarterback Hendon Hooker is probably looking at a redshirt rookie year, according to head coach Dan Campbell. Hooker is still rehabbing a torn ACL and the Lions appear to be committed to Jared Goff as their starter in the near future. Hooker could be a long-term answer at the quarterback position for the Lions but he is unlikely to make an impact in 2023. He remains a stash in Superflex dynasty formats.

    May 9 · Source via NFL Draft Detroit Lions Hendon Hooker
  • Chris Rodriguez Jr. Could Be Involved In Washington's Backfield

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    Former University of Kentucky running back Chris Rodriguez Jr. was selected in the sixth round of the 2023 NFL Draft by the Washington Commanders, but the team reportedly had a third-round grade on him. That said, he could have a chance to see touches alongside Antonio Gibson and Brian Robinson Jr. in his rookie campaign. His sixth-round draft capital means he's no guarantee to even make the roster, but it certainly doesn't hurt that Washington was high on him in the pre-draft process. The 22-year-old running back posted 3,643 rushing yards and 33 touchdowns in five seasons at Kentucky and has adequate size (217 lbs.) to handle early-down work. Ultimately, he'll have an uphill battle to beat out Robinson, but the Alabama product averaged just 3.9 yards per carry last season, so it's not an impossible task.

    May 9 · Source via NFL Draft Washington Commanders Chris Rodriguez
  • Tyler Scott Should Be Deep Option For Justin Fields

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    Chicago Bears rookie wide receiver Tyler Scott, who was drafted in the fourth round (133rd overall) this year, should primarily be a deep option for quarterback Justin Fields when he plays in 2023. DJ Moore is the team's clear No. 1 receiver, but they also have Chase Claypool, Darnell Mooney, Equanimeous St. Brown and Dante Pettis in the fold at the position. It's the deepest their receiver room has been in years, which means it will be hard for Scott to see valuable playing time in his first NFL season. But the Bears are counting on Scott's speed becoming a part of the offense while also being featured on special teams as a gunner. The 21-year-old's athletic profile increases his long-term ceiling, and Moore is the only wideout on the roster that the team is invested in long term.

    May 9 · Source via NFL Draft Chicago Bears Justin Fields Tyler Scott
  • Rams Have Options With Rookie Steve Avila

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    Los Angeles Rams offensive lineman Steve Avila could have the best path to immediate playing time in 2023 among the team's rookie draft picks. The Rams have options with Avila; they have an opening at guard, or they could play him at center. In the long-term, The Athletic's Jourdan Rodrigue sees Avila taking over at center and having a solid career at the pivot. The 23-year-old has drawn rave reviews for his character and work ethic, and he's exactly the type of player that the Rams need to help stabilize a roster that is in disarray after a 2022 season that saw them miss the postseason after winning the Super Bowl the previous year.

    May 9 · Source via NFL Draft Los Angeles Rams Steve Avila
  • Tuli Tuipulotu Has Clearest Path To Playing Time

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    Los Angeles Chargers rookie edge rusher Tuli Tuipulotu has the clearest pathway to significant playing time as a rookie on the Chargers' roster. He is immediately the third edge rusher on the roster behind Joey Bosa and Khalil Mack, which should pencil him in for around 25 snaps per game. The Chargers think Tuipulotu has the ability to rush from the interior on obvious passing downs, and we could see some packages with Bosa, Mack and Tuipulotu all on the field at the same time. Head coach Brandon Staley has touted the 20-year-old as a "point-of-attack" player, meaning the Bolts will feel comfortable playing him on early downs in their run fronts as well.

    May 9 · Source via NFL Draft Los Angeles Chargers Joey Bosa Khalil Mack Tuli Tuipulotu
  • Michael Mayer Could Eventually Become The Starter

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    Las Vegas Raiders rookie tight end Michael Mayer will start out behind tight end Austin Hooper and maybe even O.J. Howard on the team's depth chart, but he has a strong chance to eventually become a starter. He doesn't have high-end speed or athleticism, but he has great size at 6-foot-4, 249 pounds and plays with impressive strength, makes contested catches consistently and is a smooth route-runner. Mayer will need to refine his technique as a blocker if he wants to stay on the field under head coach Josh McDaniels, but Mayer has shown the attention to detail, work ethic and physicality necessary to believe he can get it done. The 21-year-old will probably have a tough path to fantasy relevance in 2023, but he has plenty of long-term upside for dynasty/keeper managers.

    May 9 · Source via NFL Draft Las Vegas Raiders Michael Mayer
  • Felix Anudike-Uzomah Has Path To Immediate Playing Time

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    Based on his talent and draft position in the first round, Kansas City Chiefs rookie defensive end Felix Anudike-Uzomah has the easiest path in the team's draft class to get on the field in 2023 and contribute early on. Defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo loves to add pass-rushers in the draft to develop, and Anudike-Uzomah should grow alongside fellow defensive end George Karlaftis, who was a first-rounder in 2022. Anudike-Uzomah could be most effective on third downs, when the Chiefs could move pass-rusher Charles Omenihu inside next to superstar defensive tackle Chris Jones. The 21-year-old had thumb surgery before the draft, but he should be ready for training camp this summer and Week 1 of his first NFL season this fall.

    May 9 · Source via NFL Draft Kansas City Chiefs Felix Anudike-Uzomah Chris Jones George Karlaftis Charles Omenihu
  • Dalton Kincaid Expected To Line Up More As Receiver

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    The Buffalo Bills traded up two spots late in the first round of this year's NFL draft to take tight end Dalton Kincaid out of Utah. The Bills were looking for another offensive playmaker to give quarterback Josh Allen some help. Allen finished with his lowest completion percentage on passes thrown between the hashes since 2019 (68.5%). Buffalo signed tight end Dawson Knox to a four-year extension last year, but the team plans to use the two TEs in different roles, with Kincaid lining up more like a wide receiver, including a big slot receiver. The 23-year-old lined up all over the formation in college. It's a great landing spot fantasy-wise for Kincaid long term, but fantasy managers still may want to temper expectations in his rookie season given Knox's presence. Kincaid's presence is bad news for slot wideout Khalil Shakir.

    May 9 · Source via NFL Draft Buffalo Bills Dalton Kincaid
  • Jets Excited About Rookie Tight End Zack Kuntz

    New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh and general manager Joe Douglas are calling seventh-round draft pick Zack Kuntz a "freak" who could contribute his rookie year. "He's got freakish ability and he's got a love for football, so now we just got to work with him," Saleh said. At 6-foot-8, he matches the height of the two tallest tight ends in the NFL, Zach Gentry and Donald Parham. His 4.55 time in the 40-meter-dash is comparable to Mike Gesicki, but he is five pounds heavier, at 255. "We were sitting there at the top of the seventh round and just going through some of the guys who just had that freak factor to him and he was right there at the top," said Douglas. Kuntz had caught 11 passes for 141 yards and two touchdowns in the first four games of his senior season at Old Dominion before injuring his knee and missing the rest of the season.

    May 8 · Source via NFL Draft New York Jets Zack Kuntz
  • Roschon Johnson Could Earn Starting Role Early

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    Chicago Bears running back Roschon Johnson was selected in the fourth round of the 2023 NFL Draft. His draft capital means he's not guaranteed to have a significant role in his rookie season, but he'll only have former sixth-round pick Khalil Herbert and 27-year-old journeyman running back D'Onta Foreman to compete with. Bears writer for Windy City Gridiron Jacob Infante said "There's a legit chance he takes he takes over the starting RB role in Year 1," but it'll benefit the former Texas Longhorn if he carves out a role on special teams first. Ultimately, Johnson will be an intriguing target in 2023 fantasy drafts in one of the league's most run-heavy attacks, even if he's a committee back. Foreman and Herbert have plenty of injury troubles in their careers.

    May 8 · Source via NFL Draft Chicago Bears Roschon Johnson
  • Antonio Johnson To See Action As Box Safety

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    Jacksonville Jaguars rookie safety Antonio Johnson was Dane Brugler's second-ranked safety and 70th-ranked player overall with a second-/third-round grade, and the Jaguars were able to get him in the fifth round of this year's NFL draft with the 160th overall pick. Johnson fills a big need in the team's secondary and should see plenty of action in his rookie season in 2023 as a box safety. The Texas A&M product only had one interception in his collegiate career, which probably means he won't be much of an IDP option for fantasy managers, but he plays with plenty of speed. The 21-year-old will likely compete with Andrew Wingard and Daniel Thomas for the team's third safety spot this summer at training camp.

    May 8 · Source via NFL Draft Jacksonville Jaguars Antonio Johnson Daniel Thomas Andrew Wingard
  • Julius Brents Could Contribute Immediately

    Indianapolis Colts rookie cornerback Julius Brents (wrist) was unable to take part in last weekend's rookie minicamp, but the second-round pick should be able to participate in workouts when training camp begins at the end of July. The Colts took quarterback Anthony Richardson in the first round, but Brents might have the best odds of becoming an immediate starter in his rookie season. The Colts traded cornerback Stephon Gilmore to Dallas and lost Brandon Facyson in free agency. "There are not a lot of guys 6-(foot)-3 playing corner in the league, but he is a really good athlete," general manager Chris Ballard said. "He's a really good fit for what we want to do because he's a press corner. We do want to play a little more press coverage. We think he's going to be really good at it."

    May 8 · Source via NFL Draft Indianapolis Colts Julius Brents
  • Zay Flowers Thinks Offense Fits Him Well

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    Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Zay Flowers, who was a first-round pick in this year's draft, thinks he will be a heavy contributor in Year 1 and said the offense "fits my style perfectly." The Ravens also took a look at Flowers as a punt returner during rookie minicamp over the weekend. Head coach John Harbaugh said the team will "absolutely" consider him as a returner on special teams in his rookie season. "I feel like I'm a complete receiver. I can do it all," Flowers said. "You name it, I'll be able to do it. I honestly don't have a preference, because I feel like I can run every route on the outside, and I can run every route on the inside." The 22-year-old should have a big role right away, but fantasy managers should be wary of overspending in redraft leagues given the Ravens' failure with young receivers in the past.

    May 8 · Source via NFL Draft Baltimore Ravens Zay Flowers
  • Kendre Miller Has Plenty Of Upside

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    New Orleans Saints assistant general manager Jeff Ireland said rookie running back Kendre Miller has "huge upside." The Saints took Miller in the third round of this year's NFL draft, and he could have a pretty sizeable role in his first season with Alvin Kamara likely to draw some sort of suspension to kick off the 2023 season. The 20-year-old had 1399 yards and 17 touchdowns on 224 carries for TCU on the way to the National Championship game. Miller doesn't have a lot of pass-catching skills, but he should be relevant in single-year leagues if Kamara is suspended at some point. "It all goes back to height, weight and speed. Loved his running style. He's a down-hill runner, runs with great pad level. He's got explosive breakaway speed in the open field. He's creative. He makes people miss. And we just felt like, man, this is too good to be true," Ireland said.

    May 8 · Source via NFL Draft New Orleans Saints Kendre Miller
  • Rams Think Zach Evans Can Be Special

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    The Los Angeles Rams traded up 37 spots to select running back Zach Evans out of Ole Miss in this year's draft in the sixth round. had a fourth-round grade on Evans, and he has the skills to be an every-down back at the next level. He has good speed, a nasty stiff arm and averaged 6.9 yards per carry in college at two different schools. Head coach Sean McVay said Evans has "special traits," so the team added him to a backfield already consisting of Cam Akers and Kyren Williams. According to McVay, Evans is a smooth runner who can "work edges on people." He averaged 3.56 yards after contact per carry in 2022 and was one of the most elusive backs in the nation. Evans won't be a starter right away, but he could carve out a nice third-down role as a big-play threat in his rookie season for the Rams.

    May 8 · Source via NFL Draft Los Angeles Rams Zach Evans
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