Despite Eli Manning‘s advancing age, the Giants decided not to take a quarterback with the second overall pick. Instead, they waited until Day 3.
In the fourth round of the draft, the Giants finally made a move for a passer, grabbing Kyle Lauletta from Richmond.
The Chargers entered the draft in need of another high-potential defender to complement pass-rushing forces Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram, preferably at safety, linebacker or defensive tackle. And in a perfect world, a team fighting to capture the hearts of Los Angeles football fans by contending while quarterback Philip Rivers remains effective would also land a rookie who is ready to contribute right away.
When the Chargers were on the clock with the 17th pick of the draft, the world was indeed perfect. That’s because versatile, NFL-ready safety Derwin James had dropped all the way to that spot, despite the fact most mock drafts had him going in the top 12.
Shelton played in 53 games with 47 starts in five years at Washington. He earned first-team All-Pac-12 honors last season after starting all 13 games at center and won the school’s John P. Angel Lineman of the Year Award and Academic Achievement Award.
Wilson appeared in 41 games with 29 starts in four years at UNT. He rushed for 3,205 yards and 32 touchdowns on 562 carries, while adding 70 catches for 527 yards and two touchdowns. Wilson finished third in school history in rushing touchdowns and fourth in rushing yards.
Yahoo Sports’ Charles Robinson reported in February that Goodell’s wife Jane was included on the deposition list as well. Robinson also listed New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Houston Texans owner Bob McNair, Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh and Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome as having been requested to testify.
First, coaching jobs were filled. Then, players were released, signed, re-signed and tagged. Soon after that, 256 more were drafted, before hundreds more were signed as undrafted free agents.