2017 NFL draft: Time, TV schedule, location, and more for Round 1

The 2017 NFL draft starts on Thursday in Philadelphia. The draft’s first round is Thursday, followed by the second and third rounds on Friday. Rounds four through seven are set for Sunday and will move a lot quicker than the opening rounds.

His best attribute might be his instincts on the perimeter. The cornerback excels when it comes to leveraging his frame and upper-body strength to pin opposing receivers to the sideline. Often, Moreau forces his opponents out of bounds simply due to his understanding of route concepts.

Moreau always maintains a high-effort level, flying into opposing backfields to make plays against screen passes and the run. His aggressiveness is complemented both in the run game – by his ability to wrap up and tackle – and in the passing game – by his recognition of opponents’ routes.

With Moreau, injuries could potentially be a concern. In addition to the torn pectoral, which leaves in doubt his availability for the start of the 2017 season, he also suffered a Lisfranc foot injury New York Jets Cheap Jerseys in Pittsburgh Penguins Cheap Jerseys 2015. Those two issues aren’t enough to label the defensive back as “injury-prone,” but they were enough to drop him a round or two.

Moreau’s lack of ball production — he only intercepted three passes throughout his five years at UCLA, good for one interception every 63 targets — could also be a concern. He needs to improve in his ability to track balls when his back is turned towards the line of scrimmage.

Jones improved every year through his NCAA career

“I don’t know why I get the stipulation of, ‘I haven’t played against great competition,’ because I really feel like I have, in a sense,” he said.

A fairer critique of Jones’ numbers is that, as a senior, he played in head coach Scottie Montgomery’s pass-oriented spread system. Pirate quarterbacks targeted him an incredible 221 times, 47 more than anyone else in the country last year. But his 71.5 percent catch rate is quite good for someone targeted that often. It was also Jones’ first year as an outside receiver after spending his first three mostly in the slot.

“I’m really proud of those numbers that I was able to get,” he said. “I’m a great vertical threat. I’m just a playmaker. I’m versatile; I’ve played in many, multiple positions. I would say the improvements that I need is those one-on-one battles in that press coverage, because it was my first year playing that X position outside.”

Above them all stands Zay Jones. No player in college football has ever caught more passes in one year than the East Carolina product, who hauled in 158 receptions for the Pirates. Now, the Buffalo Bills are hoping the emerging wideout can break the trend of disappointing pro performances from prolific college receivers. Buffalo selected Jones with the 37th pick i the NFL Draft.

Jones improved every year through his NCAA career, but no one could have predicted his insane 2016. He averaged more than 13 receptions per game and accounted for 1,772 total yards — or nearly 32 percent of his team’s total offense. Despite his presence the Pirates staggered to a 3-9 record last Cheap Bruins Jerseys fall, defeating only Western Carolina, Connecticut, and, somehow, North Carolina State.

That tenure, where he regularly played opponents like UConn, Central Florida, and SMU each season, raises a pair of important questions about the talented wideout. Was his Cheap Jerseys Coupon Code monumental performance in 2016 the product of empty stats? How he will adjust to the game’s highest level.