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Giants take TE Evan Engram with No. 23 pick at 2017 NFL draft

For a second straight year, the New York Giants ignored a glaring need at offensive tackle to select a player who wasn’t in an area of need in the first round. Big Blue used the No. 23 pick in the first round of Thursday night’s NFL draft on Ole Miss tight end Evan Engram.   With...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 11:58pm

Eagles grab their edge-rusher in Derek Barnett at No. 14

There’s not an Eagles fans who doesn’t worship Reggie White.   Guess what: the Eagles first-round selection, Derek Barnett, broke White’s school-record at Tennessee for most career sacks with 32.    That’s how good he was in college, and it’s one of...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 11:21pm

Eagles fans call Derek Barnett pick 'vanilla,' have mixed feelings

Derek Barnett is the newest Philadelphia Eagle. He's a talented pass-rusher from Tennessee and will join Fletcher Cox as a centerpiece of the Birds' potent attack on the quarterback. After being selected in front of more than 70,000 fans at the Philadelphia Art Museum, Barnett had many...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 11:05pm

Jets first round pick Jamal Adams is straight New York

Jamal Adams is straight New York, through and through. Selected sixth overall Thursday night by the Jets, the LSU safety has an NFL pedigree, ties to the New York area and the kind of swag that will endear him to the Jets' faithful as he joins a revamping secondary. On the red carpet prior to...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 10:36pm

Jena Frumes hot new Instagram pics, photos gallery

Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown seems to have dumped his Instagram model girlfriend, Jena Frumes. Brown posted pictures of himself, two of his kids – named Autonomy and Ali King - and his baby mama, Chelsie Kyriss, on Instagram this week, days after attending an NBA playoff game with...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 5:36pm

Myles Garrett 2017 NFL draft scouting report, highlights

No more speculation, no more predictions, no more combines or the phrase “40-yard dash.” The Cleveland Browns are just hours away from officially going on the clock to start the 2017 NFL draft from Philadelphia on Thursday night. While there are numerous voids that need to be filled...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 3:59pm

Giants showing 'eagerness' to move up in 2017 NFL draft: Source

It appears that the New York Giants might be doing something they’ve been loath to do in recent seasons: trade up during the NFL draft.   Speaking on the condition of anonymity, a league source told Metro New York that the Giants have actively been calling teams about the possibility...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 2:44pm

NFL trade rumors: Bears linked to Mitch Trubisky, Deshaun Watson

For months, it was believed that the group of teams in the top four of the 2017 NFL Draft that need quarterbacks (read: all of them) could wait until the second round to get their man. With the draft just hours away though, the Browns, 49ers, Bears and Jaguars are starting to realize that they can...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 2:43pm

Forget basketball, there is madness in the NFL draft: Sid Rosenberg

Tonight, college football players from across the country will gather in Philadelphia (and some at home around their television sets) for the 2017 NFL draft with the hopes of hearing their name being called by Roger Goodell.  Since the end of the college football season in January, prospects...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 1:28pm

What Eagles fans should be watching for before the Eagles are on the clock

The beautiful thing about the NFL draft is that one move alters everything that follows it. There’s going to be the obvious moves — Cleveland can’t not take Myles Garrett at No. 1 (right?) — and O.J. Howard appears all but destined to be a New York Jet at No. 6. Then there...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 1:21pm

Corey Davis, Mike Williams or John Ross to the Eagles? Let the experts explain

Outside of the quarterback class, there may not be another position that is as hard to determine than that of the three-headed prong at wide receiver.    There’s Clemson’s Mike Williams, Western Michigan’s Corey Davis and Washington’s John Ross. On any given mock...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 1:13pm

Patriots 7 round mock draft: Malik McDowell, Isaiah Ford, Corey Clement

We present our Patriots-specific 2017 NFL Mock Draft with all seven rounds. As of now it’s unlikely that the Pats are going to have a first round pick as the Malcolm Butler trade talks have died down. Then again, everything about this offseason has been “unlikely” so far for the...

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 6:16pm

Will ESPN, SportsCenter go back to doing highlights?

ESPN “changed with the times” by going to a talk show format with SportsCenter a few years back, as they no longer showed extended highlights of actual games. I get that there’s an entire generation of fans who get their highlights on their phones, but there’s also people...

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 5:12pm

Eagles full seven-round NFL mock draft

The Eagles have eight picks in the 2017 draft, with a second selection in the fourth round coming courtesy of the Browns as part of the Carson Wentz deal. Will they keep them all? Will they move up? Down? Will they finally part ways with players long-rumored to be on the trade block in search of...

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 5:04pm

Jimmy Garoppolo trade unlikely according to Mike Mayock

For as crazy as things got with the Patriots in free agency, things will likely be quiet this weekend. There hasn’t been much buzz on the Malcolm Butler trade front and not even a whisper on Jimmy Garoppolo. ESPN’s Adam Schefter insists that Jimmy G won’t be traded and NFL Network...

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 5:00pm

New York Jets 7-round mock: 2017 NFL draft

It’s easy for fans to get carried away with the NFL draft and maybe put a little too much stock into the incoming class of prospective stars. But for the New York Jets, it’s difficult to downplay the importance of their selections this year in Philadelphia as they look to rebuild a...

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 5:00pm

Glen Macnow: Hey NFL, just a few things you should know while visiting Philly

Welcome to Philadelphia, NFL royalty. Please enjoy our beautiful city, its wonderful restaurants and vibrant nightlife. You’d probably love to sprint up the Art Museum steps and leap like Rocky, but our mayor shut all that down during your visit. Sorry about that. We expect you’ve...

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 4:49pm

Final 2017 NFL mock draft: Leonard Fournette goes 4th, two QBs go in top 12

1. Cleveland Browns — Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M The Browns have needs across the board, and should be carefully considering quarterbacks after passing on Carson Wentz a year ago. However, Garrett remains the clearest pick in the draft. He had 32.5 sacks in three years of college and...

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 4:44pm

Solidifying offensive line a must for Giants at 2017 NFL draft: Mike Mayock

Everyone (including us at Metro) thinks they have an idea of what each team is going to do at the NFL draft. That’s why most NFL fans are met with an onslaught of mock drafts (including ours) leading up to each year’s selection process. NFL Network’s Mike Mayock though has been...

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 4:22pm

Mike Mayock, Brian Billick, Steve Mariucci say Eagles should go offense in first round

Sitting at No. 14 in Thursday’s first round, the Eagles have a ton of variables to consider. But according to NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock, unless a top defender surprisngly falls in their lap, Philly should add a player on offense. "I’ve been saying all along that I think the...

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 4:15pm