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NFL draft 2017: Start time, TV channel, and how to watch Round 1 live online

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The NFL draft is one of football’s biggest events. Every year, top-notch players gather to find out where they’ll begin their NFL careers. This year, the draft will take place in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art at Eakins Oval in Philadelphia. The first round started on Thursday, April 27 at 8 p.m. ET.

Wormley played more defensive end than defensive tackle in college, but I believe the 6’5, 300-pounder’s natural position will be at the 3-technique, where he has truly uncommon speed and agility. Wormley’s length, first step, lower-body explosiveness, and short area quickness are on par with players like Leonard Williams, Robert Nkemdiche and Sheldon Richardson, and likewise an utter mismatch for interior offensive linemen. Pairing him with Damon Harrison almost ensures that he will have 1-on-1 matchups and gaps to shoot.

His athleticism and experience on the edge could also help to spell Vernon and JPP at defensive end, particularly considering 3-4 fronts are not uncommon in Steve Spagnuolo’s multiple defense.
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Finally, coaches and teammates rave about Wormley’s work ethic and dedicated, driven personality. That will fit right in with the Giants’ recent draft picks.

Game Youth Stephon Gilmore Jersey Analysis: Most consider Wormley’s natural fit on a team that runs more three-man fronts than four-man. However, I do like this fit and value. Wormley played mostly outside at Michigan, but he should fit in a gap-shooting role inside. Wormley has a penchant for getting into the backfield, tallying 23.5 tackles for loss the last two seasons. While I like the choice, I would have loved linebacker Jarrad Davis of Florida. He shouldn’t be available at this point.

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Danny Kelly at Seahawks blog Field Gulls looks at the evolution of Golden Tate

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It’s been a rough season for the Steelers, but Pittsburgh did rebound well against Buffalo, as Behind the Steel Curtain wrote:

One of the oldest, and truest, axioms in coaching is that you are never as bad as you think your are, and you are never as good as you think you are. After falling to a historic low defensively against the Patriots, the Steelers rebounded nicely and dominated the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.
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Danny Kelly at Seahawks blog Field Gulls looks at the evolution of Golden Tate:
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Golden Tate’s big-play celebratory reactions are on Russell Wilson dead-eyes level. This is the new Golden Tate. Lasered. In.

Does this represent a turning point for a sometimes-spectacular and somewhere-midlevel NFL receiver to become what we’ve thought he could become, a top-15, top-10 go-to guy? Well, I’m not saying that, but it sure felt like Tate was becoming a star in front of our eyes on Sunday when he made a one-handed grab in the corner of the endzone. (I only say that again because that was my actual in-game reaction at the time).

And like all romantic things, it is doomed. Technology is coming, at least to the televised games. Goal line sensors are already here, and the VAR trials appear to be working nicely. After the game, France manager Didier Deschamps welcomed football’s new robotic overlords; on the other side of the globe, Trinidad & Tobago were getting stiffed by a VAR-less referee. The future, it seems, will be a fairer place, if just a little flatter.

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