The move comes one day after New England used the No. 23 overall pick on Georgia’s Isaiah Wynn, a versatile lineman able to double as a guard or tackle for the Patriots.
In Brown, New England nets a 25-year-old right-sider who performed admirably as a pass-blocker last season in 10 starts. A 2015 seventh-rounder, Brown became expendable when the Niners on Thursday drafted Mike McGlinchey with the ninth-overall pick to pair with bookend Joe Staley.
Gruden first started in the Monday Night Football booth in 2009 and spent nine seasons on the job. In his first three seasons, he shared space with Ron Jaworski, who also served as color commentator for ESPN. Prior to the addition of Gruden, ESPN personality Torn Kornheiser was in the booth for three seasons.
Through the years, ESPN has tried former players, former coaches, analysts, and even comedian Dennis Miller in the role.
It’ll be a fresh duo for ESPN in 2018 with Joe Tessitore taking over play-by-play duties for Sean McDonough. That’s no sweat off McDonough’s back as he admitted in a recent radio appearance that it wasn’t a tremendous amount of fun the last two years.
Part of the reason McDonough wasn’t happy with the job is that ESPN is often stuck with poor games due to the lack of flexible scheduling for the Monday night slot. Unless that changes, it’ll likely be on Tessitore and Witten to make boring games entertaining in 2018 and beyond.
Yet his production in college was more than lacking and left many wondering why he so regularly struggled to handle Mountain West Conference competition.
Omitting Allen from my list of top 40 prospects in the 2018 NFL draft was neither an intended slight nor an oversight. Rather, it seemed the best way to establish how he truly stands as a player at this time: a project who, while offering considerable upside, presents serious questions about whether he will be able to fully capitalize on his physical gifts.
Part of the case for Allen is that the right staff can unlock his ability and help make those highlight-reel throws his baseline. This is the kind of why don’t they make the whole plane out of the black box kind of thinking, however, that often leads to regime changes. Allen infamously completed just 56% of his passes at Wyoming, a mark falling well short of expectations given the talent level he routinely faced.
Of the 27 quarterbacks drafted in the first round throughout the last 10 years, only former Tennessee Titans pick Jake Locker had a lower completion Basketball Jerseys For Sale rate in college (55.4%). Josh Freeman and Matt Ryan were the only other two under 60%, but Ryan’s stats belied his clear proficiency as Buy Cheap Jerseys Online a passer in the short-to-intermediate area.