Daily Dawg Tags: Who were the best and worst draft picks?


Spanning the virtual globe to bring you the latest news about the Cleveland Browns and the NFL – these are your Daily Dawg Tags for Thursday, May 12.

Cleveland Browns:

Cleveland Browns: Who were the best and worst draft picks?

"The Cleveland Browns are almost two weeks past the 2016 NFL Draft and their 14 draft picks and 11 undrafted free agents are about to embark on their rookie minicamp. The minicamp will give head coach Hue Jackson and his coaching staff their first opportunity take a look at the players, even if it is limited to shorts and helmets, and begin determining if they made the right decisions on draft weekend."

5 questions on Joe Schobert with Badger of Honor

"It is no secret that the Cleveland Browns have been on the lookout for a franchise quarterback for more than two decades now. While it is easy to focus on just the offense, the team has also been lacking for playmakers along the defense as, with a few exceptions, there hasn’t been a player that opposing offenses have had to worry about on a consistent basis."

Cleveland Browns: No need to retire Bernie Kosar’s number

"The Cleveland Browns will open rookie minicamp on Friday, which means that the team’s 14 draft picks and 11 undrafted free agents (along with veteran cornerback Jamar Taylor) will be sporting new uniform numbers."

Cleveland Browns: Can the backs meet expectations? (Factory of Sadness)

"The Cleveland Browns running back position is set with Isaiah Crowell and Duke Johnson as co-leaders. In 2015, Crowell took a step back with less touchdowns and a smaller average per carry compared to his 2014 campaign. Johnson, on the other hand, looked as advertised in his rookie season, where he impacted both the running and passing games."

Krupka’s Film Room: Cody Kessler vs. Wisconsin (Dawgs by Nature)

"Let’s get this out of the way immediately – I am not writing this article in the hopes to convince anybody that Cody Kessler is an elite talent nor am I writing this because I believe (as we sit here today) that Cody Kessler is the answer to Cleveland’s quarterback drought. I’m writing this because having watched none of his film leading into the draft, I was pleasantly surprised at what I did see each time I turned on new tape last week."

NFL News:

Seahawks receiver Ricardo Lockette expected to retire Thursday (FanSided)

"During the 2015 NFL season, there were plenty of big hits and a few injuries on the field that had people holding their breath. One of those terrifying hits occurred on November 1, when the Seattle Seahawks were taking on the Dallas Cowboys in AT&T Stadium. Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette would collapse to the field after taking an illegal block."

2016 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year: Five favorites (NFL Spin Zone)

"Kicking it off with two quarterbacks right away, a running back at number four and multiple talented receivers, the 2016 NFL Draft has brought some exciting position player talent in to the league. Some of them may be a year or two away from being real impact players, but there are certainly enough guys ready to come in and make a difference right away."

Eric Decker surprised Jets chose Christian Hackenberg (NFL.com)

"On Tuesday, Around The NFL colleague Dan Hanzus took to the Matrix in order to explain the Jets’ current situation at quarterback. As more comments trickle out, though, we’re coming to find that the Matrix may be too simple a descriptor. Owner Woody Johnson said there could be no deal between Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Jets until both sides get together."