The Rams agreed to trade linebacker Alec Ogletree to the Giants on Wednesday and that will mean an end to a five-year run with the franchise for Ogletree once the trade becomes official on March 14.
Ogletree arrived as the 30th pick of the 2013 draft, which the Rams acquired after they traded down from the No. 22 spot. That pick was originally obtained from the Redskins in the trade that netted them Robert Griffin III with the second overall pick in 2012.
Shortly after Darnold started to throw, it began to downpour. NFL personnel love to see quarterbacks throw in adverse conditions. Importantly, Darnold’s demeanor didn’t change. He never appeared frustrated or unhappy with the circumstances, and he looked fluid as a natural thrower.
“He’s going number one,” one AFC executive texted to The MMQB’s Albert Breer. “Everyone out there today saw the Browns’ franchise quarterback.”
So much of the process regarding the quarterback position is about the little things. Everyone can go back to USC’s games and pick apart Darnold’s skill set. Not everyone sees who the individual really is, how he handles pressure and his drive to achieve greatness.
Yes, it’s tampering for other teams to engage in those discussions, but they routinely do. And it’s easy to get away with it. If Sherman, however, had personally shown up at the Scouting Combine and started talking to other teams, that would have been a problem.
Now, with Sherman reportedly planning to talk to the Seahawks about his future, Sherman will have no way of knowing what other teams will pay before he has to tell the Seahawks whether he’ll accept their offer on a reduced salary for 2018, below the $11 million he’s due to make.
The Seahawks could authorize him to talk to other teams before making a final decision. In some cases, knowing what other teams would pay will help a er come to grips with the fact that his market may not be what he thinks it should be. But the Seahawks may prefer that he make a decision without knowing what he could get elsewhere.