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Footballguys #9 - 4/26 - QBs In New Orleans, Post Draft Fallout And MORE

Volume 22, #9 -- Sunday Night, April 26th, 2020

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Howdy Folks,

Here. We. Go.

The Draft's in the books and we're rolling into May. It'll be different this year of course but we'll be right here with you as we feel our way along.

We've got some killer content for you plus the News and Notes you need so let's get to it.

Welcome Back.

J

SITE NEWS

A. Winners And Losers From Round 1
Our Sigmund Bloom with a look at the biggest winners and losers from the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

B. Winners And Losers From Days 2 And 3
Our Sigmund Bloom with a look at the biggest winners and losers from the second and third days of the 2020 NFL Draft.


1. NO - New Orleans nearing deal with QB Jameis Winston

Source: Yahoo! Sports - Charles Robinson

Free-agent QB Jameis Winston (Buccaneers) is reportedly close to agreeing to terms with the New Orleans Saints on a one-year contract, according to Yahoo! Sports Charles Robinson.

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The Saints had Teddy Bridgewater as a backup to Drew Brees last year and they needed him when Brees was banged up. Winston would serve a similar role with plenty of starting experience. Taysom Hill would then continue as a gadget quarterback for the Saints in 2020.

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2. NO - QB Taysom Hill gets extension

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

New Orleans Saints QB Taysom Hill received a one-year extension on top of the one-year, $4.6 million tender he received in March, according to a source. His deal now runs through the 2021 season.

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Yahoo's Charles Robinson reports the deal includes $16 million guaranteed. Hill should see an expanded role in 2020 with this hefty price tag for a 'third-string' quarterback. The Saints are expected to sign Jameis Winston to a one-year deal in order to back up Drew Brees.

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3. NYJ - Denzel Mims may play early

Source: ESPN.com - Rich Cimini

New York Jets WR Denzel Mims likely will receive immediate playing time as a rookie unless the team signs another veteran receiver this offseason.

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We could see that happening as he's their best receiver from a talent standpoint. He'll be competing for targets with guys like Breshad Perriman and Jamison Crowder. Mims had first-round talent but fell in this draft due to it being so jam-packed at the WR position. We're excited to see what Mims can do in the pros.

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4. PHI - Jalen Hurts could be used in hybrid role in 2020

Source: NBC Sports Philadelphia - Dave Zangaro

Philadelpha Eagles QB Jalen Hurts could be used in a role next season similar to the way the New Orleans Saints use QB Taysom Hill, according to head coach Doug Pederson. However, Pederson added that the organization primarily views Hurts as a quarterback.

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Hurts is an athletic quarterback who can make plays as a runner or receiver too. He's no threat to Carson Wentz as the starting quarterback, but Hurts does have developmental upside as a passer.

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5. NO - Juwan Johnson update

Source: NewOrleans.Football - Nick Underhill

Updating a previous report, undrafted free-agent WR Juwan Johnson (Oregon) agreed to terms on a three-year contract with the New Orleans Saints on Saturday, April 25. Johnson will reportedly receive $85,000 guaranteed.

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Johnson is a big-bodied receiver who struggles to separate. He'll need to be sharp in training camp if he wants to make the 53-man roster. Johnson also needs to work on his hands as he had 19 drops over the course of his career at both Oregon and Penn State.

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6. ARI - Eno Benjamin unlikely to play much early

Source: ESPN.com - Josh Weinfuss

Arizona Cardinals RB Eno Benjamin is not expected to receive many offensive snaps during his rookie season since he is behind RBs Kenyan Drake and Chase Edmonds on the depth chart.

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We'll be monitoring Benjamin closely in dynasty formats. He's got elusiveness and some pop to his game as a runner. Benjamin can stay on the field all three downs as he's a good receiving option.

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7. SF - Brandon Aiyuk could contribute early

Source: ESPN.com - Nick Wagoner

San Francisco 49ers WR Brandon Aiyuk should be able to contribute in the passing game right away and may also be used as a kick and punt returner during his rookie season.

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That sounds about right. Aiyuk's game is all about run-after-the-catch ability and he'll play opposite of Deebo Samuel. He's versatile enough to line up in the slot from time to time if the team wants.

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8. LAR - Early impact Cam Akers?

Source: ESPN.com - Matt Bowen

Los Angeles Rams RB Cam Akers 'is in a great spot to compete for carries' with RB Malcolm Brown and RB Darrell Henderson, according to Matt Bowen of ESPN.com, and Bowen believes Akers offers 'upside' in the passing game.

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This has the makings of a three-headed RBBC for the Rams...and a nightmare for Fantasy GMs. Akers is a natural runner and can be used effectively as a receiver out of the backfield. He could win the top job in a committee approach.

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9. PHI - WR Marquise Goodwin agrees to rework deal

Source: NJ.com - Mike Kaye

Philadelphia Eagles WR Marquise Goodwin has agreed to a one-year restructured contract worth $1.35 million, according to a source. He can made as much as $1 million in incentives.

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Goodwin gets a fresh start with the Eagles after getting traded last week. He's got plenty of speed to stretch the field but could be in for a reserve role with the Eagles.

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10. NYJ - Lamical Perine may be main backup RB

Source: ESPN.com - Rich Cimini

New York Jets RB Lamical Perine is expected to compete for the No. 2 running back job during training camp.

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Perine has prototypical size for an NFL running back and is a good option to catch passes out of the backfield. That three-down skill set puts him in the running to press for playing time right out of the gate. Perine needs to be better as a pass-protector in order to see the field as a No.2 back.

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That'll do it for today, Folks. Thanks for reading and thanks for being part of Footballguys.

We'll see you tomorrow with the Update.

Peace,

J