Safety Justin Reid was the first player selected by the Texans in the 2018 NFL Draft and he’s also the first member of the draft class to agree to a contract.
Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports that Reid has agreed to his four-year rookie deal with the team. The Texans made Reid the 68th overall pick of the draft after sitting out the first two rounds of the draft as a result of a pair of trades they made in 2017.
The Eagles lost Trey Burton to the Bears and released Brent Celek earlier this offseason, opening a massive void at the tight end position behind Zach Ertz. After trading down from 32nd overall, the Eagles spent their first pick as Super Bowl champions on Goedert, who is arguably the top TE in the class. Goedert is a good athlete with a 6-foot-5, 256-pound frame. He has long 34-inch arms with solid speed and good ball skills.
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His fantasy value is absolutely crushed by the presence of Ertz, so he simply won’t be worth your attention in all but deep dynasty leagues. Philadelphia had two-plus tight ends on the field on 30 percent of pass plays last year.
ESPN reports that Jernigan and the Eagles have agreed on a revised contract. Jernigan will still be guaranteed $3 million for the 2018 season, but will no longer have $11 million in guaranteed money coming his way in 2019. The final three years of the deal 鈥?the $12 million a year Jernigan was set to earn in 2019 and 2020 was never guaranteed 鈥?will now be option years.
Jernigan was acquired by the Eagles in a trade with the Ravens last year and played a starting role up front for the Super Bowl LII champs.
The Lions are looking to get bigger at running back during the Matt Patricia era, as shown by the signing of LeGarrette Blount and Friday’s selection of Johnson. The former Tiger is 5-foot-11, 213 pounds and lacks speed, but excels as a pass-catcher and blocker. Johnson’s efficiency was underwhelming on a hefty 285 carries last year, but he did DaMarcus Beasley Womens Jersey catch all but one of his 25 targets and averaged 12.8 yards after the catch.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Youth Jersey Johnson could be a three-down back down the road, but he’s likely to work from a timeshare along with some combination of Blount, passing-down specialist Theo Riddick and Ameer Abdullah in 2018. He’s worth a late-round flier and is a fringe first-round target in rookie drafts. Set to turn 21 in late June, Johnson is the second-youngest back in this year’s class.