NFL legend: Dez Bryant should sign with Patriots
Free agent wide receiver Dez Bryant will be on to a new adventure once he eventually signs on with another NFL franchise. But in the meantime, several NFL players have been attempting to recruit Bryant to their teams.
With all the chatter being about where Bryant should play next, NFL legend and retired tight end Tony Gonzalez weighed in with his choice team for Bryant.
Per TMZ Sports, Gonzalez said if Bryant wants to win a championship he should play with the New England Patriots.
Whether the Lions are looking for an athletic pass rusher early, or a space-eating nose tackle in the middle and late rounds, the team has plenty of options this year. While they added some athletic talent in 2017 sixth-round pick Jeremiah Ledbetter (9.31), the entire defensive line could use more quickness and explosion to help improve a pass rush that ranked 20th in 2017.
And for the most part we don’t have many glaring holes, Beane said. We do have a couple, but I don’t feel like we’re entering the draft with five starting positions that I’ve got to find in this draft.
Beane also said it’s necessary that the team sticks to an approach of taking the best player available. Of course, every team says this and every team exits draft week saying they came away with every player they hoped to select. However, Beane said he wants others in the draft room to make sure that they stay true to their draft board and not go off script.
When we get to draft day we’re not going to reach. We’re not. I have seen that and it rarely works when you reach, he said. I’ve seen where decisions were made and it’s decided that a team will not come out of the draft without ‘X’ position filled. I have a lot of examples in my head right now that happened.
Most teams say they won’t reach. I’ve told my guys to hold me accountable. If they see me starting to reach somewhere that doesn’t match our value I’ve told them to grab me.