Carolina Panthers Make History At 2020 NFL Draft & More News

April 26, 2020

This year’s virtual NFL Draft brought about many changes to the format, including several that were well received. The change in format also brought about a change in the way teams conduct business, and at least one general manager likes the difference.

Detroit Lions GM Bob Quinn told reporters on Saturday that he saw benefits to working from home and is now rethinking having a better work/life balance.

The Jacksonville Jaguars are looking to trade Leonard Fournette, but they’re not having much luck.

Jacksonville tried to trade Fournette to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second day of the draft, ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reports. Nothing materialized, and the Bucs drafted a running back instead.

The San Francisco 49ers on Saturday acquired Trent Williams in a trade with Washington Redskins for a 2020 fifth and 2021 third-round pick. The trade gives San Francisco a left tackle after Joe Staley retired.

Texas A&M wide receiver Quartney Davis has signed with the Minnesota Vikings after originally agreeing to terms with the Dallas Cowboys. The Vikings increased their initial contract offer significantly to land the former Langham Creek standout.

The Vikings offered Davis $100,000 guaranteed, including a $10,000 signing bonus. The outstanding deal prompted a switch from the Cowboys to NFC North franchise. The Vikings won the bidding war.

According to Charles Robinson of Yahoos Sports, Jamies Winston is finalizing a one-year deal with the Saints.

Barring an injury, it’s unlikely Winston will see much playing time in 2020. But this is expected to be the final season for Saints quarterback Drew Brees.

Winston won’t be paid much money relative to the nearly $20.1 million he banked from the Bucs in 2019. The Saints have just over $5 million in salary-cap space, not even enough to sign their draft picks without making some cuts.

The Carolina Panthers had seven picks in the 2020 NFL Draft. And with all seven of those picks, they drafted defensive players.

According to Luis Tirado Jr. of Cat Crave, that was the first time in history any NFL team used all seven picks on defensive players.

Carolina definitely needed help on defense, and they obviously addressed it. The Panthers used their first pick (seventh overall) on defensive tackle Derrick Brown. Brown was a collegiate star and a great pick in that slot.

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