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Footballguys.comDaily Email Update • Vol. 23, #14 • May 5th, 2021


A New Footballguys Show - Draft Recaps - Dynasty Talk And MORE

Howdy Folks,

We're mid-way through the week and rolling. It's a fun time of year when you can feel the momentum building. We're ready for it.

We've got several new podcast shows ready for you including our newest show, The Two-Point Stance with Dave Kluge and Lauren Carpenter. Plus Draft Recaps and Dynasty Talk and more.

Let's Go.

J

SITE NEWS

A. The Audible Podcast - AFC East Draft Recap
Cecil Lammey and Sigmund Bloom break down the 2021 NFL draft. In This Episode: the Bills add some pass rushing help, why the Dolphins punted on running back, is Mac Jones the perfect fit for the Patriots, a new era for the Jets, plus more!

And make sure to check out the everything else on our Footballguys YouTube channel .

B. The Audible Podcast - NFC East Draft Recap
Cecil Lammey and Sigmund Bloom break down the 2021 NFL draft. In This Episode: the Cowboys wanted LB help obviously, did the Giants do enough to make them competitive in 2021, the Eagles WR corps looks better, Washington gets value picks on defense, plus more!

And make sure to check out the everything else on our Footballguys YouTube channel .

C. New Podcast! - Two-Point Stance - Draft Winners & Losers
Your hosts Dave Kluge and Lauren Carpenter break down the NFL Draft in Footballguys newest show, Two-Point Stance. This week they discuss winners and losers from the NFL draft, Aaron Rodgers trade rumors, rookies quarterbacks and when they might start, and wrap it all up with another Footballguys Spotlight.

And make sure to check out the everything else on our Footballguys YouTube channel .

D. The Dynasty Show - Rookie Draft Talk
Your hosts Chad Parsons and Jordan McNamara break down the dynasty values of key dynasty running backs Najee Harris, Travis Etienne, and Javonte Williams, along with rookie draft talk and quotes from the Footballguys message board forum, the Shark Pool.

And make sure to check out the everything else on our Footballguys YouTube channel .

E. The Moment You Knew Podcast - Talk With Joe
My friends at the Moment You Knew Podcast were kind to have me on their show this week. We talked a wide range of topics from Footballguys to Bryant Boats to BBQ and ministry stuff. Which may or may not be of interest to you!


1. DET - TE Darren Fells set to join Detroit

Source: Detroit Free Press - Dave Birkett

Free-agent TE Darren Fells (Texans) reportedly agreed to terms on an undisclosed contract with the Detroit Lions on Wednesday, May 5.

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With Josh Hill retiring, the Lions needed to add more depth to the tight end room. Fells is a huge target and can be a presence in the red zone. His size also makes him a fine blocker when tasked with that duty. Fells should work in as the primary backup to starter T.J. Hockenson in 2021.

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2. NE - RB Sony Michel's roster spot in danger?

Source: ESPN.com - Mike Reiss

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel could potentially lose his roster spot to fourth-round rookie Rhamondre Stevenson because the latter is more likely to be a factor on special teams, according to ESPN's Mike Reiss.

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The Patriots have a jam-packed backfield with Damien Harris, James White and Michel already on the roster. Michel, a first-round pick in 2018, saw his numbers go down in 2020 as he only appeared in eight games. He's got to stay healthy and impress if he wants to secure his spot on the 53-man roster. It sounds outlandish to hear that his roster spot may be in jeopardy but things change quickly around here and anything can happen.

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3. MIA - Jaylen Waddle comfortable with Tua Tagovailoa

Source: Pro Football Focus

Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa completed 74 percent of his passes, averaged 16.6 yards per completion and compiled a 137.9 passer rating when he targeted Jaylen Waddle at the University of Alabama, per Pro Football Focus.

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Waddle can get the most out of Tagovailoa. As a rookie in 2020, Tagovailoa flashed a bit but generally struggled a a passer. Rather than give up on him, the Dolphins know they need better weapons around him and that's why they added Waddle in the 2021 NFL draft. Waddle can fly down the field and takes the top off the defense. Expect his chemistry with Tagovailoa to pick up where they left off.

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4. KC - Chris Finke headed to Kansas City

Source: NFL Network - Tom Pelissero

Free-agent WR Chris Finke reportedly agreed to terms on an undisclosed contract with the Kansas City Chiefs on Wednesday, May 5. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

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Finke originally came into the league as an undrafted free agent out of Notre Dame last year, and he first signed with the 49ers. He's a gritty player who is tough over the middle as a slot receiver who earns his quarterback's trust. Finke also worked as the primary return man for the Fighting Irish which adds to his value with the Chiefs. He'll try to make the 53-man roster behind guys like Tyreek Hill, Mecole Hardman and Demarcus Robinson.

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5. ARI - Rondale Moore hard to corral when healthy

Source: Pro Football Focus

Arizona Cardinals WR Rondale Moore reported 37 missed forced tackles on receptions as a freshman at Purdue in 2018 - the only college season in which he played more than four games - according to Pro Football Focus. The 37 missed forced tackles were the most by a receiver from a Power Five conference since 2014.

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Moore is one of the most explosive players in this draft class at any position. He's a big play waiting to happen and reminds some in the scouting community of Tyler Lockett. Moore is tough to get a handle on and he doesn't tip off where he's going with his route. A running back after the catch, Moore wins with speed and ankle-breaking quickness.

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That'll do it for today, Folks. Thanks for reading and thanks for being part of the Footballguys Family. We'll see you tomorrow with the Update.

Peace,

J

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