David Fernandez

NFC East Draft Notes

With the 2020 NFL Draft right around the corner, teams are putting the final touches on their draft boards. While this draft will be different, being conducted virtually, there's still the same intrigue. Here's a look at some of the NFC East Draft Notes.  Draft Notes: Washington Redskins Redskins holds the No. 2 overall pick, but nothing again until pick No. 66 in the third round. They also hold two fourths, a fifth and two sevenths.  Kenny Stills might be on Washington's radar, according to Aaron Reis of the Athletic. They released WR Paul Richardson, but added Cody Latimer in free agency.  Surprisingly,...

AFC East Draft Notes: Dolphins, Jets, Bills & Pats

With the 2020 NFL Draft right around the corner, teams are putting the final touches on their draft boards. While this draft will be different, being conducted virtually, there's still the same intrigue. Here's a look at some of the AFC East Draft Notes.  Draft Notes: Miami Dolphins Dolphins enter the 2020 NFL Draft with the most picks (14), including three in the first round and six in the top-70. Miami spent $235 million on 10 free agents recently, most on the defensive side of the ball. Dolphins surrendered a franchise-record 494 points in 2019. They registered the fewest sacks and allowed...

FIU’s James Morgan moving up draft boards

Florida International University’s James Morgan has gained traction as a quarterback prospect in the 2020 NFL Draft. In recent weeks, the buzz surrounding the fifth-year senior has grown louder. The top-tier of quarterback prospects for this draft includes Joe Burrow (LSU), Tua Tagovailoa (Alabama) and Justin Herbert (Oregon). From there, analysts and fans start to argue the merits of players like Jordan Love (Utah State) and Jacob Eason (Washington). Morgan remains outside that class of quarterback, but he’s been steadily climbing the ranks over the last several weeks. Quarterback Prospect: James Morgan At 6-foot-4, 230-pounds, Morgan sports the prototypical frame for an NFL...

Miami Dolphins Draft: the Case for Derrick Brown

With the 2020 NFL Draft just days away, the focus for the Miami Dolphins draft might be something other than what most people imagine. The Miami Dolphins have made no secret about seeking a franchise quarterback. Since Dan Marino’s retirement in 1999, the team started 21 different quarterbacks over those 20 seasons. Only Cleveland (29) and Chicago (23) have had more starting quarterbacks over that span. Marino remains the last Dolphins quarterback to earn Pro Bowl (1995) and All-Pro (1986) selections. Dolphins Draft Plans Holding three first round picks, including the No. 5 overall, seems to have the team poised to pounce on...

Virtual Draft: 2020 NFL Draft to be conducted online

On Monday April 6th, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced to all 32 teams that the 2020 NFL Draft will be a virtual draft. Now, the NFL Draft will look and feel more like a fantasy football draft rather than the yearly extravaganza it has been in years past.  Coronavirus Response NFL offices have been closed since March 13th. The league's headquartered in New York City, one of the epicenters of the coronavirus in the United States. In addition, team facilities throughout the NFL have been closed since March 26th.  These measures were taken in an effort to protect players and team employees....

2020 NFL Draft to serve as fundraiser

On Wednesday, the NFL made a major announcement regarding the 2020 NFL Draft. The three-day event will now serve as a fundraiser to benefit different charities helping combat COVID-19.  The 2020 NFL Draft, originally set for Las Vegas, Nevada, will take place virtually. Funds collected during the event will help six charities in their efforts to battle the spread of the coronavirus.  These charities, selected by the NFL Foundation, aid in the delivery of relief to millions of people in need.  Among the charities are: American Red Cross, the CDC Foundation, Feeding America, Meals on Wheels, Salvation Army and United Way.  "As we...

Miami Dolphins 2020 NFL Draft Needs

The Miami Dolphins entered the NFL's 2020 league year with the most cap space of any team, more than $88 million. The team opened the free agency period aggressively, signing 10 players to new deals. The Dolphins draft, though, could still remake Miami.  The Dolphins are looking to reshape their roster after a 5-11 season, first under head coach Brian Flores. Despite the spending spree, the Miami Dolphins still have a number of draft needs entering April's NFL Draft.  Dolphins Draft Needs Under first-year head coach Brian Flores, the Dolphins looked like one of the worst teams of all-time to open the season....

Kenny Atkinson, Brooklyn Nets part ways

Kenny Atkinson and the Brooklyn Nets announced Saturday morning that the two parties were "mutually" parting ways.  Coming on the heels of a 19-point victory over the San Antonio Spurs, this move is something of a surprise. The Nets, who despite a below-.500 record currently hold the 7-seed, are in the middle of a playoff race. They are trying to fend off the Orlando Magic, in order to avoid a first-round matchup with the Milwaukee Bucks. The move was announced via a statement by Brooklyn's general manager, Sean Marks.  "After discussions with Kenny about the progress of the season, we mutually agreed that...

New York Giants 2020 NFL Draft Needs

The New York Giants are a franchise in transition. The club transitioned from two-time Super Bowl Champion quarterback Eli Manning to rookie Daniel Jones in 2019. The Giants also transitioned away from head coach Pat Shurmur and brought in Joe Judge, as well as new coordinators. The Giants draft will help transition the team to the future.  Giants Draft Needs The New York Giants finished 2019 4-12, but managed to win two of their last three. Some complained those meaningless wins shouldn't have happened, and that they played themselves away from a transformative talent in Chase Young. Despite a clear need at...

2020 NFL Combine: O-Line Stealing the Show

The 40-yard dash is perhaps the marquee even at the NFL Combine. While most people come to see the speedy receivers and blazing defensive backs, occasionally, it's the big guys who surprise the most. Such was the case when offensive linemen Tristan Wirfs and Mekhi Becton showed out at at the 2020 NFL Combine.  Iowa offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs had a fantastic effort at the NFL Combine on Friday. The 320-pound possible Top-10 pick registered a vertical leap of 36.5 inches, which is the highest such jump by an o-lineman since 2006. His effort topped those of NFL standouts DeAndre Hopkins (36 inches), A.J....

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A freelance writer with more than 10 years experience, David is based in sunny Miami, FL. He holds a master's degree in English and Creative Writing, and teaches Journalism. As a freelance writer, David concentrates on sports, health, education and entertainment.
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