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NFL draft recap

May 3, 2019

This was an important draft for two of the teams in the Philadelphia Eagles division, so I actually watched for a record hour and a half. I've always made it known that I am not a fan of the pomp and circumstance of it all. This draft was important just to see whom the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins would pick. Both selected a quarterback in the first round.

The Giants took a big risk in picking Daniel Jones from Duke with the 6th pick. I have never seen him play, but I have already heard people call him a possible bust. It's really sad to already be rooting for a person to fail before he even gets to play at the NFL level.

The Redskins drafted the best quarterback in this year’s draft class. They picked Dwayne Haskins from Ohio State in the 15 draft pick to replace their injured quarterback, Alex Smith. Smith looks to be out for the season with a broken leg.

The Eagles focused on the offensive side of the ball in this year’s draft. In the first round, they picked an offensive lineman to replace their left tackle, Jason Peters. Peters is coming back for one more season at the age of 36. Why wouldn't he just retire now with the amount of injuries he's had in the last two years?

In the second round, the Eagles picked Emmanuel Sanders from Penn State, who is a running back. He reminds me of LeSean McCoy in terms of body type. I hope he can measure up to McCoy. Those are tough shoes to fill.

In basketball, the Philadelphia 76ers are tied with the Toronto Raptors in the playoff series. I think this series will go to six or seven games before there is an ultimate winner. The 76ers are capable of going on to the Eastern conference finals, but I think their season will end there. It would be great if they proved me wrong.

 

See you on the sidelines!

 

 

  • A 2002 Cape grad and 2007 UD grad, Lewes resident Sumner Spence is one of the Cape area's biggest sports fans. Wheelchair-bound his entire life, he has lived vicariously through his sports-playing father, brother, and friends, who gave him his love of sports. He hopes to provide new and interesting perspectives on the sports stories and issues of the day. Email Sumner at sumspence@gmail.com.