The Eagles now have the final pick of the first round following their 41-33 win over the Patriots in Super Bowl 52. The Patriots will pick 31st.
The Colts did the Browns a favor in Week 17 of the regular season with their 22-13 win over the Texans (4-12). Thanks to a draft-day trade, the Browns own the Texans’ first-round pick, which is fourth overall after they lost to the Colts. That trade allowed the Texans to move up from 25th to 12th to select former Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson. The Browns then took Jabrill Peppers with the 25th pick.
The Jaguars went from the fourth overall pick in the 2017 draft to a final four pick in the 2018 draft by reaching the AFC championship game. After losing to the Patriots, they will have the fourth-to-last pick in the first round — 29th overall.
The first 20 picks of the 2018 NFL Draft were set before the playoffs. Picks 21-24 were decided after the wild-card round. Picks 25-38 were locked in with the divisional round. The Chiefs (10-6), who won the AFC West, do not own a first-round pick after trading it to Buffalo (9-7) to move up to 10th in the 2017 draft to select former Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes. The Bills will pick consecutively at 21 and 22.
As was the case for Quinn when he left New England for Detroit, Patricia will be working in a new environment for the first time in his NFL coaching career. In other words, the “Patriot Way,” a loose term to describe the personnel, coaching and preparation philosophy under Belichick in New England, is the only NFL philosophy these guys know.
“I have learned immensely from (Belichick’s) detailed leadership approach to the game, which has certainly shaped me into the football coach that Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale I am today,” Patricia said Monday in a statement after he was announced as Lions coach. “Quite simply, I’ve been incredibly fortunate to work with, who NHL Jerseys Wholesale I believe, is the greatest coach in NFL history.”
We’ve seen almost everybody else in the conference try. Denver, led by Peyton Manning, is the only AFC team to beat New England in the playoffs the last five seasons. Jacksonville, Tennessee, Houston, Pittsburgh, Kansas City, Baltimore and Indianapolis have tried. The Steelers and Jaguars are better bets right now, but not by that much. We’ve seen all those movies.