- According to the Athletic’s Stephen Holder, TE Kylen Granson impressed coaches at rookie minicamps, and he could be someone who has an immediate impact this season.
- Holder also said he thinks the Colts may be expecting a late-September return for LT Eric Fisher from his Achilles injury.
- NFL Media’s Ian Rapaport mentions the Colts won’t push Fisher and he may be looking at an early October return date.
The Jaguars now officially have their return for trading CB Jalen Ramsey in 2020. The picks they got back have now become 2020 first-round OLB K’Lavon Chaisson, 2021 first-round RB Travis Etienne and 2021 fourth-round OLB Jordan Smith.
“These picks become players,” an exec told the Athletic’s Mike Sando. “If the Jags offered Chaisson and Etienne for Ramsey, do the Rams even answer the phone? So much of this comes down to the ability to develop players. That is the challenge for Jacksonville now.”
However, setting aside that comparison, evaluators generally had good things to say about what the Jaguars did besides the obvious coup of landing No. 1 pick Trevor Lawrence.
“Etienne is a big-play threat, so it kind of complements what they have and will be a good match for what Urban wants to do on offense,” an evaluator said. “[Second-round OT] Walker Little is the interesting pick for them. He had an injury and opted out, but if you get a starting left tackle in the second round, that is pretty good, and Little is on a short list of guys this year with the potential to play that position.”
- Paul Kuharsky notes that S Kevin Byard will be the only returning starter to the Titans’ defensive backfield.
- He adds that S Amani Hooker and cornerbacks Janoris Jenkins, Caleb Farley, Kristian Fulton, Kevin Johnson, and Elijah Molden will all have major work to do this offseason in order to have a cohesive unit for the 2021 season.