Denzel Ward poised to be latest Buckeye CB to Mitchell and Ness Throwback NFL Jersey hear name called early

Macedonia native runs one of the best 40s at Combine

INDIANAPOLIS — Denzel Ward did everything he could to leave no doubt about his billing by many as this year’s top cornerback prospect.

The former Ohio State playmaker ran a blazing 4.32-second 40-yard dash and impressed in a handful of other drills Monday, the final day of the 2018 NFL Combine. He came into the annual scouting event perceived by many to be the top available cornerback, and he did little to dispel the belief he could be the latest Buckeye defensive back to make an immediate impact in the NFL.

Because of a tweaked ankle, Ward declined to participate in the on-field drills but will  Mitchell and Ness Dan Fouts Los Angeles Chargers Vintage 1984 Throwback Football Jersey Cheap go through those exercises at Ohio State’s Pro Day, an event that annually draws hundreds of scouts to get one last look at the haul of Buckeyes poised to break into the NFL.

Ward, if all of the mock drafts are accurate, is positioned to be the first off the board in 2018, both from Ohio State and at his position.

“I’m very excited. That’s what kind of led to my reasoning of leaving early,” Ward, who hails from nearby Macedonia, said Sunday. “I wanted to kind of uphold that tradition of being that next guy to be a first-round draft pick from Ohio State.”

Ward’s status as a top-ranked cornerback goes beyond speed, of course. After waiting his turn behind a slew of defensive backs who are now in the NFL, Ward made the most of his first season as a full-time starter, earning first-team All-American honors to go along with a slew of others.

NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein writes Ward has “supreme athletic ability” and “tremendously gifted footwork” that make many believe he could be a top-10 selection. Men’s 1985 Chicago Bears 34 Walter Payton Mitchell and Ness Authentic Throwback Navy Blue Jersey  If that happens, it’d mark the third st Vintage 1968 Mitchell and Ness Joe Namath New York Jets Throwback Jersey Cheap raight year an Ohio State cornerback went in the top half of the first round and he’d be the fourth Buckeye corner in the last three years to go in the first round.

Last year’s top Buckeye cornerback, Marshon Lattimore, won Defensive Rookie of the Year honors after a breakout season with the Saints.

“The only question about him is how light and lean he is,” NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock said, referring to Ward’s 5-foot-10, 191-pound frame. “He tackles. I’m not questioning his physicality, just potential durability over time. But I think he’s going to be a Top 10 pick more than a top 15 pick Mens 1994 Buffalo Bills 35th Anniversary Jim Kelly Mitchell and Ness Royal Blue Throwback Jersey . But a lot of that depends on how many quarterbacks go early.”

The Browns haven’t been linked to Ward in early mock drafts, but plenty can change between now and late April. Cleveland is looking to shore up its defensive backfield after a 2017 season that ended with the Browns ranked as one of the worst pass defenses.

Ward’s ready for whatever challenge lies ahead, wherever it may be.

“I’m a very humble kid,” Ward said, “but though I’m humble, I’m very confident in who I am as a man and as a player.”

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More than 800 athletes and coaches gathered at the team’s facility last week

The Browns hosted more than 800 Cleveland Metropolitan School District Special Olympics athletes and coaches for a football festival last week at the team’s fieldhouse.

Browns players — including linebacker Jamie Collins Sr., tight end Seth DeValve and safety Justin Currie — alumni, team employees and volunteers helped lead multiple activity stations that included youth football drills, a 40-yard dash, inflatables, dancing, an exercise prize wheel and more.       

“It doesn’t take a wh Vintage 1968 Mitchell and Ness Joe Namath New York Jets Throwback Jersey Cheap ole lot of effort, it doesn’t take a lot whole lot of time, but you can give an hour of your time each day or a couple hours each week and really make an impact on their lives,” DeValve said. “It’s a no-brainer.”

Throughout the Browns PLAY 60 celebration, Special Olympics athletes and coaches played with volunteers, personnel and alumni. The event also featured photo and autograph opportunities for attendees, as well as a tailgate lunch courtesy of Cleveland Touchdown Club Charities.

Cleveland Metropolitan Schools Special Olympics, designed for students within the district with intellectual disabilities, provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of sports. The program also offers continual opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of skills and friendship with families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

“It’s a great time, they look forward to it,” said Nicole Sellman Penny, an intervention specialist within the district. “They ask abo Men’s 1985 Chicago Bears 34 Walter Payton Mitchell and Ness Authentic Throwback Navy Blue Jersey ut it on the first day of school, ‘When are we going back to the Browns? When are we going back to the Browns’ … they make every kid do something positive.”

The Browns First and Ten initiative will be active throughout the celebration as volunteers from all of the participating organizations help create special memories for Special Olympics guests. Representatives from University Hospitals were also on hand to volunteer during the event in support  Men’s 1994 Miami Dolphins 13 Dan Marino 75th Anniversary Aqua Authentic Throwback Jersey of the team’s First and Ten campaign.

Each attendee from the more than 25 CMSD schools joining the festivities received a complimentary drawstring bag, made possible by University Hospitals. Gatorade also kept the athletes and volunteers hydrated throughout the event.

Through Browns Give Back, the Cleveland Browns are dedicated to #give10 through the team’s First and Ten initiative. Launched in June 2014, the Cleveland Browns First and Ten campaign is the team’s community program, established to inspire fans to volunteer in and help their communities throughout the world by volunteering for 10 hours each year.

Through First and Ten, the Browns are the only NFL club to promote a long-term volunteering program that unifies the team and its entire fan Mens 1994 Buffalo Bills 35th Anniversary Jim Kelly Mitchell and Ness Royal Blue Throwback Jersey base, with the goal of impacting every individual’s city across the globe, as well as the franchise’s local community. All Browns fans are encouraged to join the volunteering effort by signing the First and Ten pledge on the team’s website and by sharing their stories with #give10. For more information, visit ClevelandBrowns.com/brownsgiveback.

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Price, the nation’s best center, suffered an incomplete pectoral tear during bench press drills

INDIANAPOLIS — If there were an event that Billy Price was going to dominate at the NFL Combine, it was the bench press.

The Ohio State center has long been hailed as the team’s strongest player and a good showing in Indianapolis would only help Price make his case as one of the best interior offensive linemen in this Mitchell and Ness Dan Fouts Los Angeles Chargers Vintage 1984 Throwback Football Jersey Cheap  year’s draft class.

Instead, disaster struck when he suffered an incomplete left pectoral tear three reps into the workout Thursday afternoon. It was a disappointing setback for Price — who started a record 55 straight games for the Buckeyes and a projected first-round pick — and could give prospective teams pause over the next few months.

But the Northeast Ohio native and former All-American believes it won’t be an issue and approached the matter with a glass-half-full Vintage 1968 Mitchell and Ness Joe Namath New York Jets Throwback Jersey Cheap  frame of mind, saying he can help his stock off the field as mu Mitchell and Ness Dan Fouts Los Angeles Chargers Vintage 1984 Throwback Football Jersey Cheap ch as on it.

“The big thing, especially with this process, there is a physical component to this but there is the interview component to this. It’s a bummer. It’s the irony of I was supposed to come in and do very well at the physical drills,” said Price, who hails from nearby Austintown. “But to realize that there is still the interview process to this and understanding that football is a physical game, but you have to be a smart, intelligent and a good person going into these interviews. You have to be able to sell yourself, sell your brand and what you’re going to bring into an organization.”

To be sure, teams —  Men’s 1994 Miami Dolphins 13 Dan Marino 75th Anniversary Aqua Authentic Throwback Jersey including the Browns, who could use one of their three second-round picks on Price if he falls to Day 2 — will dig into the situation. Price, though, maintains he’ll be healthy by training camp and, pending a second opinion, won’t need surgery to repair the damage.

Price, who played guard for three seasons before moving to center, was the 2017 Rimington Trophy winner (given annually to the nation’s best center) and a two-time captain for the Buckeyes. In NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah’s top 50 prospects, Price was described as “Day 1 starter Vintage 1968 Mitchell and Ness Joe Namath New York Jets Throwback Jersey Cheap  at either guard or center” with “strength, toughness and position flexibility.”

Price, who said he hung around at the combine for the express purpose of addressing the injury with the news media, hopes to showcase that grit once more through the draft process.

“I wasn’t turning away and running awa Men’s 1985 Chicago Bears 34 Walter Payton Mitchell and Ness Authentic Throwback Navy Blue Jersey y from this. At my career at Ohio State, I didn’t miss any time. Anytime there was adversity, anytime there was a situation that I or the team had gone through something, I spoke very highly on it. I was the first person on it,” he said.

“You can’t run from an issue. I’m not going to hide something. This is something that’s very minor thankfully and something that will be corrected and I’ll be stronger going forward.”

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Saquon Barkley and others solidify their lofty draft status

INDIANAPOLIS — There was little disappointment created by some of the draft’s top prospects at the 2018 NFL Combine.

That emerged as one of the biggest themes from the annual scouting event, and it carried through in our selection of the 10 players who stood out the most.

RB Saquon Barkley (Penn State)

It was hard to find a player who generated as much buzz as the former Penn State star, as he blew away the co Mitchell and Ness Dan Fouts Los Angeles Chargers Vintage 1984 Throwback Football Jersey Cheap mpetition in most drills and conducted his media press conference with the poise of a seasoned veteran. A running back hasn’t been selected No. 1 in more than 20 years, but Barkley’s done everything he can to make it a major storyline heading into the draft.

QB Josh Allen (Wyoming)

After gathering some momentum with a strong second half in the Senior Bowl, Allen had one of the best on-field performances among a crowded group of talented signal-callers. He dropped some absolutely perfect passes on long balls and showed improvement in areas some believe could help his accuracy. “Even people that are co Vintage 1968 Mitchell and Ness Joe Namath New York Jets Throwback Jersey Cheap aches were buzzing about him that night,” NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock said. “Just a huge arm and he showed it off.”

RB Nick Chubb (Georgia)

Overshadowed a bit by his running mate Sony Michel, Chubb had an impressive showing to bring back memories of the first half of his decorated career at Georgia. Before a knee injury during his sophomore year, Chubb was one of the nation’s most dynamic playmakers. What he did as a senior wasn’t too shabby (1,345 yards, 14 TDs), and he is an intriguing prospect for a team looking for a bruising, between-the-tackles runner.

OL Quenton Nelson (Notre Dame)

Dubbed by many as one of the safest, sure-thing prospects in the draft, Nelson reaffirmed that notion in Indianapolis. He’s far and away the best offensive line prospect and is making a plausible case for a guard to land in the top 10 in this year’s draft.

WR D.J. Chark (LSU)

Riding a big-time performance at the Senior Bowl, Chark was one of the best athletes in a group of wide receivers that is light on elite talent but heavy on quality depth. NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah said no prospect, at any position, has helped himself more during the pre-draft process than Chark, who was a late-blooming deep threat for the Tigers.

TE Hayden Hurst (South Carolina)

Jeremiah called Hurst “the best in show … by a good margin” during tight end position drills Friday. The former MLB draft pick — Hurst’s baseball career ended because of the “yips” — had a decorated career in South Carolina, where he served as a team captain and landed on the All-SEC first team this past season. Odds are he’ll be the first tight end selected in a draft that’s a little lighter on talent at the position compared to last year.

LB Shaquem Griffin (Central Florida)

The best story of the weekend, Griffin, who had his left hand amputated at a young age, wowed at multiple points, as he put up 20 repetitions on the bench press and ran a blazing, 4.38-second 40-yard dash. When he participated and impressed at the 2018 Senior Bowl, Griffin wasn’t even sure if he’d be invited to the Combine. Now, he’s emerged as a possible Day 2 selection in the upcoming draft.

DT Da’Ron Payne (Alabama)

The big and menacing defensive tackle showed off his athleticism by posting a 4.95-second 40-yard dash and a variety of other promising numbers, especially for someone who measures at 6-foot-2 and 311 pounds like he does. In response to Payne’s 40-yard dash, Mayock said “wow” four times. He’s ranked second behind Washington’s Vita Vea in Mayock’s position rankings.

DE Bradley Chubb (North Carolina State)

He didn’t quite steal the show the way Myles Garrett did last year, but Chubb left Indianapolis as a player many believe will be a top-five selection. Mayock compares Chubb to Chargers pass rusher Joey Bosa, who won 2016 defensive rookie of the year and is already considered one of the best at the position. Chubb believes he’s the best player in the draft. That may not be reflected by where he ultimately lands, but it’d be a surprise if he’s not the first pass rusher selected.

S Derwin James (Florida State)

James might not be as versatile as Alabama’s Minkah Fitzpatrick, but he could be exactly what a team wants if they’re looking for a prototypical, heavy-hitting thumper at the position. He posted top-10 numbers in the 40-yard dash, broad jump and vertical leap while measuring out at 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds. Jeremiah ranks James as the 11th-best prospect in the draft.

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The UCLA QB shrugged off a report he wouldn’t want to play for the Browns

INDIANAPOLIS — Josh Rosen is keeping an open  Vintage 1968 Mitchell and Ness Joe Namath New York Jets Throwback Jersey Cheap mind as he tries to show teams why he’s the best quarterback in th Vintage 1968 Mitchell and Ness Joe Namath New York Jets Throwback Jersey Cheap is year’s NFL Draft.

For starters, Rosen — the former UCLA star who’s projected to be a top 10 pick — shrugged off a report that he wouldn’t want to play the Browns following the team’s winless season, saying he’d embrace the chance to help turn around a franchise.

“I think you just have to go in there and play the game you know and play to your best capabilities. To that report, I don’t really know anything about Cleveland,” he said Friday at the league’s annual scouting combine.

“I’ve never been there. Haven’t really talked to their coaching staff yet. I have a meeting with them tonight. So, it’s impossible to formulate opinions when you haven’t really done any research on the actual place. I’m probably going to visit there, hang out with them, and whoever picks me, I’ll be excited to play for whoever wants me to.”

Rosen, who said he was set to meet with Jackson and company later that night, is among several quarterbacks the Browns could take with the first overall pick. NFL Network’s Mike Mayock described Rosen, once the nation’s best recruit coming out of high school, as the “best pure passer” in several draft classes. At the same time, Rosen will have to address concerns about his injury history (he suffered a season-ending shoulder injury in 2016) and a personality that’s drawn mixed reviews regarding his passion for the sport, among o Mitchell and Ness Dan Fouts Los Angeles Chargers Vintage 1984 Throwback Football Jersey Cheap ther things.

Rosen, asked about that dynamic Friday, took it in stride, saying he plans to address those kinds of questions head on.

“I think that’s why all these interviews and meetings and visits are awesome, because teams actually get to know me and they don’t have to find out through third parties,” he said. “I think that’s what I’m looking forward to most at this combine is getting to know teams and maybe not running a 4.5, but everything.”

He added: “I love football with all of my heart and soul. If I didn’t, I don’t think I would have made it through the grind of college … I’m not playing exclusively for my own passions. I’m playing for all of my teammates. It’s cool when you can throw a touchdown at the Rose Bowl and turn to the sideline and see 120 of your best friends jumping for joy … If teams still ques Mitchell and Ness Dan Fouts Los Angeles Chargers Vintage 1984 Throwback Football Jersey Cheap tioned my love for the game after this week, after they actually got to know me, then it might bother me a little bit more. But I think that coaches can really see what I care about.”

So far, that approach has served Rosen well. The quarterback looked sharp during workouts Saturday afternoon and seemed to make a positive impression in his news conference with reporters.

He hopes to have that same effect with the Browns and the rest of the league as they continue their dissection of the draft’s top quarterbacks.

“The NFL is a very daunting organization. Every team you go to has its own unique set of challenges, and the Browns have a unique set of their own challenges,” he said.

“Every team has their own. Wherever I end up, I’m excited to take on those challenges and hopefully overcome some obstacles.”

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The Wyoming QB let it rip during Saturday’s on-field workouts

INDIANAPOLIS —Mitchell and Ness Dan Fouts Los Angeles Chargers Vintage 1984 Throwback Football Jersey Cheap nbsp;Josh Allen spent his Saturday morning show Men’s 1994 Miami Dolphins 13 Dan Marino 75th Anniversary Aqua Authentic Throwback Jersey ing off.

Allen, the big-armed quarterback from Wyoming,&nbsp Vintage 1968 Mitchell and Ness Joe Namath New York Jets Throwback Jersey Cheap ;shined during on-field workouts at Lucas Oil Stadium, so much so at least one of his throws drew an audible gasp from those in attendance.

Although that development might not come as a surprise — Allen’s draft stock is largely based on uncanny arm talent — it’ll only help Allen’s polarizing case as the top signal-caller at the league’s annual scouting combine.

Allen (6-foot-5, 220-pounds) is among several quarterbacks the Browns could select with the first overall pick this spring. He’s been linked to that spot in at least one mock draft.

“It’s every kid’s dream to be drafted No. 1. I think Cleveland’s got things going in the right direction, they’ve got all the pieces, a lot of draft picks early on, a lot of cap space to go get guys in free agency,” he said Friday when asked about the prospect of being drafted by the Browns.

“So I definitely think that it’s a good spot to be in if you’re fortunate enough to be taken by them, whether it be at 1 or 4. I definitely would embr Mitchell and Ness Dan Fouts Los Angeles Chargers Vintage 1984 Throwback Football Jersey Cheap ace that opportunity to be the No. 1 overall pick, obviously every quarterback would love to be that. It’s no different for me.”

Described by NFL.com analyst Lance Zierlein as the draft’s “biggest boom or bust prospect,” Allen has size and arm strength that will certainly intrigue teams picking high in the draft but his inconsistency — he completed just 56 percent of his passes in two seasons at Wyoming — could give other clubs pause.

Allen on Friday said he hoped his on-field performance would help answer some of those criticisms.

“Hopefully that kind of eliminates some of the questions, but without live bullets and live action coming at you, we’re not going to find that out until gametime situatio Men’s 1994 Buffalo Bills 35th Anniversary Jim Kelly Mitchell and Ness Royal Blue Throwback Jersey ns, whether that be in minicamp or any of those events leading up to the season,” Allen said.

“But I’m extremely confident in myself and we’re working on it and there’s no doubt in my mind that we’ll figure it out.”​

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LSU’s D.J. Chark just keeps on impressing

INDIANAPOLIS — It’s been a heck of a 2018 for D.J. Chark.

The former LSU wide receiver rode the momentum he created with a stellar Senior Bowl into a breakout performance Saturday at the 2018 NFL Combine.

Chark clocked the fastest 40-yard dash of anyone through the first two days of on-field drills with an official time of 4.34 seconds. The 6-foot-3, 199-pounder showed off his athleticism in plenty of other ways, too, as he registered the best vertical leap among wide receivers (40 inches) and the fourth-best broad jump.

Chark also looked smooth during his position drills, something that’s become a trend since he arrived at the Se Mitchell and Ness Dan Fouts Los Angeles Chargers Vintage 1984 Throwback Football Jersey Cheap nior Bowl as a relatively  Vintage 1968 Mitchell and Ness Joe Namath New York Jets Throwback Jersey Cheap unheralded prospect.

“In the postseason, when you look at what he did at the Senior Bowl and carrying that over to the combine, I think he’s helped himself more than any player in the country,” NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah said during the network’s broadcast of the annual scouting event. “You see the explosiveness, not just with him running, but you saw him jump. He tore that up as well.

“He put a lot of money in his pockets in Mobile and he put a little more money in his pockets today.”

Though he played for a big-name program, Chark was completely off the map until his junior season, when he emerged as a deep threat in LSU’s run-first offense. His senior year was by far his best, as he racked up 40 catches for 874 yards and three touchdowns. Five of his six career touchdown catches went for 35 yards or longer.

That kind of big-play production came out in a big way at the Senior Bowl, where he won Co-MVP after catching five passes for 160 yards and a touchdown. He also looked impressive as a core special teams player.

“I’ve played with a dominant mentality and they see that on film. I let them know that I’m willing to do special teams, things like that because Men’s 1985 Chicago Bears 34 Walter Payton Mitchell and Ness Authentic Throwback Navy Blue Jersey  it’s part of football and I want to make an impact on the team,” Chark said Friday. “I don’t want to go and just sit on the bench so if I have to get on the field I’m willing to do that. let them know that I’m a competitor and they’re going to get a guy that’s going to come and compete with everybody day in and day out.”

The Browns are looking to add competition to a wide receiver room that struggled from start to finish in 2017. Without namin Mitchell and Ness Dan Fouts Los Angeles Chargers Vintage 1984 Throwback Football Jersey Cheap g any names, general manager John Dorsey said Thursday he liked the depth of this year’s wide receiver class, particularly when it comes to the players he thinks could be available Day 2 and early Day 3.

A performance like Saturday’s could help Chark rise the ranks.

“There’s nothing catching me off guard,” Chark said. “I’m enjoying it. I love sitting in front of these receiver coaches and head coaches and offensive coordin Vintage 1968 Mitchell and Ness Joe Namath New York Jets Throwback Jersey Cheap ators and talking football and getting a chance to tell them my story and finding a way to connect with these teams, it’s a great experience.”

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Cleveland expected to be active in free agency

INDIANAPOLIS — The  Men’s 1994 Buffalo Bills 35th Anniversary Jim Kelly Mitchell and Ness Royal Blue Throwback Jersey scouting combine is the official kickoff of draft season in the NFL, but it is also the one place that brings everyone in the league together and signifies the true start of the NFL ye Vintage 1968 Mitchell and Ness Joe Namath New York Jets Throwback Jersey Cheap ar. Every draft expert is in town, as are all of the top NFL Insiders.

We were lucky enough to have the Professor John Clayton join Cleveland Browns Daily this week to share his extreme optimism for the direction of the John Dorsey-Hue Jackson led organization.

Asked about the new-look front office, Clayton said, “I like it. I think it gets back to the basics of scouting … particularly with John Dorsey, a good solid football guy. I think they are lucky to get Eliot Wolf and (Alonzo) Highsmith. They come over from Green Bay … they have histories together. I think it’s a good pairing and I think it is gonna be a good group.”

Clayton was also excited about the fact the Browns have retained Jackson: “I think that he’s a good coach and it was an unfair situation he was in … plus one of the bonuses of keeping Hue, is you get to keep Gregg Williams and Gregg Williams is such a good coach.”

As for the focus of the Browns’ offseason improvement plan, Clayton said it starts with “working on the back end of the defense, the secondary.” He added that with $111 million in cap room, the Brow Men’s 1985 Chicago Bears 34 Walter Payton Mitchell and Ness Authentic Throwback Navy Blue Jersey ns will be active in free agency and “you figure they will go for a cornerback and so it’s a matter of which cornerback they go for. Will it be M Men’s 1994 Miami Dolphins 13 Dan Marino 75th Anniversary Aqua Authentic Throwback Jersey alcolm Butler, is it going to be … Trumaine Johnson because he is going to come in at $14 million and you’re not going to outbid them.”

Johnson could hit the market after being franchised the last two seasons by the Los Angeles Rams, who just acquired Marcus Peters in a trade with the Chiefs. Johnson is regarded by many as the top free agent cornerback available and played for Williams for multiple seasons with the Rams.

Clayton also expects the Browns to go after a free safety either in free agency, the draft or via trade because, “John Dorsey knows the value of a great free safety. He was there with Eric Berry (in Kansas City).”

Clayton said he does not expect Rams free safety Lamarcus Joyner to be available in free agency, but noted other prominent players around the league could become available in the coming weeks. In the draft, the consensus top defensive back, Minkah Fitzpatrick, is able to play both free safety and cornerback, making him incredibly attractive to the Browns.

Clayton said the combination of Dorsey and Jackson will be a successful one for the Browns. The Browns will clearly be on the right path if, “obviously settling the quarterback position, trying to upgrade the WR position, upgrading the spots on the defense, because again, the biggest thing is that if Gregg Williams can get this defense between 15th and 18th, that’s gonna be huge. If they can do that and get to five or six wins, I think that’s a huge jump.”

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Chubb: ‘I try to take Khalil Mac Men’s 1985 Chicago Bears 34 Walter Payton Mitchell and Ness Authentic Throwback Navy Blue Jersey k and Von Miller and put them into one person’

INDIANAPOLIS — Bradley Chubb, the N.C. State pass rusher who’s considered one of the best prospects here at the NFL Combine, didn’t shy away from that belief during his news conference with reporters Saturday afternoon.

“I try to take Khalil Mack a Mens 1994 Buffalo Bills 35th Anniversary Jim Kelly Mitchell and Ness Royal Blue Throwback Jersey nd Von Miller and put them into one person,” Chubb said. “I feel like I do both of them pretty well. There’s a lot of room for improvement, of course.”

That, of course, is a heck of a statement that raised more than a few eyebrows during the session. Thus far, though, Chubb has walked the talk in Indianapolis as he makes his case to be a top-five pick in a few months. And while Chubb (6-foot-4, 270 pounds) shined Sunday morning in on-field workouts — he clocked a 4.66-second 40-yard dash and looked the part in defensive line drills — that well of confidence comes from knowing his body of work speaks for itself.

“I feel like I put it on tape for f Men’s 1994 Buffalo Bills 35th Anniversary Jim Kelly Mitchell and Ness Royal Blue Throwback Jersey our years. Good film. I feel like I’m the best player. I’m not going to say one person’s better than me,” he said.

“There are a lot of great players. (Penn State running back) Saquon Barkley put up ridiculous numbers yesterday. (Wyoming quarterback) Josh Allen, (UCLA quarterback) Josh Rosen. All the quarterbacks you’re hearing about, lot of great players. I just feel like I’m up there at the top.”

Indeed, Chubb is among several top-shelf prospects the Browns could select with the first or fourth overall pick, potentially giving Cleveland’s young defense another talented edge rusher alongside Myles Garrett, the No. 1 pick last year.

Much like Garrett, Chubb was productive in college, amassing 25 sacks and 55 tackles for loss in three seasons at N.C. State, and should only bolster his draft stock at the combine. “I just want to show my athleticism out here,” he said. “That’s the main goal … Just show how everything on tape is actually who I am.”

In his top 50 prospects list, NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah ranked Chubb at No. 4, writing he “has ideal size, strength and instincts” and praised a “motor that never stops.”

“Chubb has a natural feel as a pass rusher,” Jeremiah continued, “and should be a double-digit sack artist very early in his career.”

Though steadfast in his belief he’s the draft’s best player, Chubb made clear his ultimate goal is Vintage 1968 Mitchell and Ness Joe Namath New York Jets Throwback Jersey Cheap  simply to be drafted. Where or when doesn’t matter.

“It’s a life-long dream of mine. For me to be standing at this podium, getting these pictures taken, seeing on Instagram the past five years of my life,” he said with a wide smile. “I’m just like ‘I want to be right there.’ Just to be right here and just being even in consideration to getting drafted is a blessing. Whatever team takes me I’ll just be happy.”

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Sam Darnold, Josh Allen, Baker Mayfield, Lamar Jackson, Josh Rosen competing to be best QB in this year’s class

INDIANAPOLIS — Five things we learned about the five quarterbacks — Sam Darnold, Baker Mayfield, Josh Rosen, Josh Allen and Lamar Jackson — many believe will be the first five selected in the 2018 NFL Draft.

1. While his fellow quarterbacks stated their case to be the best player in this year’s draft class, Darnold declined to make that assertion. On Friday, the 20-year-old from USC addressed his turnovers and embraced the idea of playing for the Browns, who own the first and fourth overall picks.

Darnold was also the only member of those five signal-callers who chose not to throw during Saturday morning’s on-field workouts, something that disappointed NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock.

“I said this on the air, I was a little disappointed Darnold didn’t throw,” said Mayock, who ranked Darnold as his top quarterback prospect last week. “I think he’d get a chance to show off a little bit and this is all about competition and I wonder in his heart of hearts if he missed competing today because the other guys went out and ripped it pretty good.”

2. Meanwhile, Darnold’s friend and competitor, Allen, stole the spotlight during the first portion of on-field workouts, showing off his uncanny arm talent — so much so that it drew oohs, ahhs and gasps from those gathered inside Lucas Oil Stadium.

While there remain concerns regarding Allen’s accuracy — he completed 56 percent of his passes in two years as a starter — and consistency, he seemed to only bolster his draft stock Saturday.

“I thought Josh Allen put on a show, and I knew he would,” said Mayock, who added Allen has the strongest arm he’s seen since JaMarcus Russell. “All I’m talking about is arm talent. I’m talking about the ability to play in the NFL. Forget about what JaMarcus didn’t do with his career, his arm talent is off the charts, and I thought he showed off a little bit today.”

There was once a time when Allen was a little-regarded, two-star recruit out of high school. More recently, he was an unheralded quarterback at a California community college before transferring to Wyoming in 2015. Those days were officially obliterated Saturday morning.

“A few years ago I was in junior college, so I’m taking this all in and it’s a really surreal moment,” he said, “just kind of see everything that I’ve dre Men’s 1994 Buffalo Bills 35th Anniversary Jim Kelly Mitchell and Ness Royal Blue Throwback Jersey amt of as a kid is kind of falling into place and if you knew who I was three years ago, I don’t think you would say this is possible, so it’s been really cool.”

3. One quarterback more accustomed to the spotlight (at least the last few years) is Mayfield, the 2017 Heisman Trophy winner. That dynamic came through in Friday’s news conference with reporters and then again during workouts. “I think he embraces the limelight. Some guys get kind of worried about it, I think he comes out there and says, ‘Hell, if 32 teams are here, let’s rip it. Let’s have some fun,’” Mayock said.

“And he did, I thought he had some fun. A Men’s 1994 Miami Dolphins 13 Dan Marino 75th Anniversary Aqua Authentic Throwback Jersey nd as the day went on and he got into his com Mens 1994 Buffalo Bills 35th Anniversary Jim Kelly Mitchell and Ness Royal Blue Throwback Jersey fort level, intermediate and deep routes, several people said to me — including (former Texans quarterback and NFL Network analyst) David Carr down on the field. He was like, ‘Mike, his arm is better than I expected.’ And I thought the same thing coming off my first exposure to him watching tape back in the fall.”

Mayfield, a two-time walk-on who’s earned high marks for his accuracy, competitiveness and toughness, is regarded as one of the most polarizing players in this year’s draft class because of his less-than-prototypical size, on-field antics and abrasive personality. 

4. The multi-talented Jackson showed a lot of poise in his Friday news conference, laughing off questions about a report that teams had asked him to work out as a receiver at the combine. The electrifying Louisville quarterback and 2016 Heisman winner wasn’t about to back down. “Whoever likes me at quarterback, that’s where I’m going,” he said with a wide smile. “That’s strictly my position.”

Jackson can walk the talk, too, using both his arms and legs to dominate college football the past two seasons. He did, however, show inconsistent accuracy (he completed 59 percent of his throws at Louisville) during on-field workouts. Mayock noticed that but made clear he believes a team will commit to the dynamic playmaker and build around  Vintage 1968 Mitchell and Ness Joe Namath New York Jets Throwback Jersey Cheap his talents.

“I think he’s the most fascinating athlete in this draft and I think a team’s going to bite on him and commit to him philosophically. And you’ve got to understand what you’re getting,” he said.

“You saw it out there today — erratic, inconsistent, but again, perhaps the best athlete in this draft and I think the way the NFL’s going, teams are going to start to commit. You saw what happened with Deshaun Watson. I think Bill O’Brien did an outstanding job of catering to Deshaun and making him comfortable last year and I think somebody’s going to do that with Lamar because he’s Michael Vick and he has as good of legs as any quarterback in the history of the game. He’s going to win games with his legs.”

5. Rosen, who was described by Mayock as the best pure passer in years, did nothing to dispel that notion during throwing drills. “I thought Josh Rosen was as good as advertised, he’s as natural a thrower as I’ve seen since Sam Bradford,” Mayock said. “My concern with him is the durability but for today, as the day went on, I thought he got better and better, accurate at all three levels.”

The UCLA star quarterback also shrugged off a report he wouldn’t want to play in Cleveland and addressed questions about his passion for the game and personality.

“I love football with all of my heart and soul. If I didn’t, I just don’t think I would’ve been able to make it through the grind of college,” he said.

“Football is an unbelievable team sport, and that’s what’s so cool about it is that I’m not playing exclusively for my own passions, I’m playing for all of my teammates. So it’s cool when you can throw a touchdown at the Rose Bowl and turn to the sideline and see 120 of your best friends jump in joy. You can see administration and fans that you know personally because you’re in class with them and you can see your coaches. You’re playing for them.”​