It did, eventually. It just took a while.
The ACC closed with a flurry, with 31 of its 42 drafted players taken on the last day. The versatile tight end was rated the No. 19 overall recruit coming out of high school and the top player at his position. They can do three things: 1) Cash in the additional picks on players they want; 2) Trade them down for even more value in 2019; or 3) Use them to trade up to select a potential blue-chip quarterback prospect, without mortgaging away any future picks at an enormous discount.
"I have pride because it's Philadelphia", Jaworski said, minutes after walking off the stage after helping announce Philly's 43rd overall selection of Sidney Jones.
"I was thrilled to see the league pick Philly as its host town for 2017, as a lifelong Eagles fan, it was great that I was able to share this experience with my grandson", said Neil Hess, 65-year-old Philadelphia native. "The crowds were actually pretty well behaved, which I was anxious about because they were right across from our house". I know some of y'all will know them, but there will be a lot of "huh?" moments for me today. Two of their third-rounders, RB Alvin Kamara of Tennessee and LB Alex Anzalone of Florida, also bring terrific athleticism to a club that has had three straight losing records with Drew Brees at quarterback.
Receiver wasn't addressed, but quarterback was with Notre Dame's DeShone Kizer at No. 52 in the second round.
Instead, they traded down, going with all-purpose performer Jabrill Peppers of MI, who will be expected to start at safety, and tight end David Njoku.
The Browns had no excuse to botch this with five picks in the first 65 spots and plenty of spots where they were simply lagging behind talent-wise.
Fans will wonder why Kansas City moved up if Mahomes isn't a star.
"You're trying to anticipate what's going to happen", Texans GM Rick Smith said.
How long have you been a Browns fan?Offensive lineman Zach Banner and running back Marlon Mack are both decent players for their fourth- and fifth-round draft positions and will also be given every chance to contribute early. This wide receiver draft class was top-heavy, with three first-round talents (all of whom went in the top 10) and then a dramatic drop-off. But it was what was going on around him that surprised Philadelphia's Howie Roseman.
"Timing and fitting in is the best thing you can ask for", Watson said.
They made four trades - down in the first round and up after that - and took five players on defense, four on offense and college football's best kicker, Zane Gonzalez. The Bears gave up two third-round picks (one in 2018) and a fourth-round pick in this draft to move up.
Such a selection could go either way for Cleveland. "We are very confident in the information that we gathered". When it came to that pick, I assumed the Browns would have taken Ohio State safety Malik Hooker or O.J. Howard from Alabama because they knew they would release tight end Gary Barnidge. On top of teams drafting 12 SEC players, seven of the conference's teams saw former players drafted.