The latest lower divisions score 6 draft picks electricity history

The dearth of Tigers in this year’s draft is good news for Clemson. The Tigers have three defensive linemen, including tackle Christian Wilkins, who are possible first- and second-round draft picks and all decided to return to school for another season.

Known as "Zeus" at 6-foot-7 and 360 pounds, the elder Brown died of a diabetic condition in 2011 at the age of 40. He returned to Cleveland with the Browns in 1999 before three years out of the game after being partially blinded when hit in the eye by a penalty flag.

With a flurry of trades, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick accomplished what may have been one of his prime objectives in the NFL draft: Making it impossible for his critics to judge the trade that sent Jimmy Garoppolo to the San Francisco 49ers.

Garoppolo had been the heir apparent to five-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady at quarterback. But with Brady playing at MVP level again last season at the age of 40, Belichick shipped Garoppolo off to San Francisco midseason for a second-round draft pick, which turned out to be No. 43 overall.

Belichick wheeled that pick to Detroit for Nos. 51 and 117. Then he sent the No. 51 pick to Chicago for No. 105 and a second-rounder next year. And he sent the Patriots’ own pick in the second round this year, No. 63, along with the No. 117 to Tampa Bay for the 56th overall pick, which they used to select Florida cornerback Duke Dawson.

New Redskins running back Derrius Guice denied reports of being involved in an altercation during his visit with the Eagles and says he doesn’t know about an NFL Network report that there might be another story coming out about him that could be "embarrassing" to him and the organization.

"It did surprise me because a lot of the things came out of nowhere and weren’t true," Guice said Friday night on a conference call with local reporters. "I just didn’t understand why me out of all people because I’m great to everybody, I have a great personality and I just didn’t understand why everything just hit so hard with me out of everybody."

Asked specifically about reports that he was involved in an altercation on his visit to Philadelphia, Guice said: "My trip to the Eagles was great. There wasn’t an altercation when I went. It was great. They were also like family. Me and Duce (Staley) have a great relationship."

Dawson was part of a run of defensive backs, specifically cornerbacks. Right before the Patriots picked, LSU corner Donte Jackson, maybe the fastest player in the draft, was taken by the Panthers. Cincinnati took Wake Forest safety Jessie Bates III at pick 54 and Tampa Bay selected North Carolina cornerback M.J. Stewart with the 53rd pick.

Landry was a first-round projection for some, but coming off a senior season hampered by injuries he ended up a second-day selection. At 6-foot-2 and 252 pounds, he is a bit undersized to line up solely at defensive end and might have to develop into an outside linebacker.

Miami grabbed Penn State’s Mike Gesicki, the second tight end drafted overall with pick No. 42. The Detroit Lions made it three running backs in the first half of the second round when they took Auburn’s Kerryon Johnson. San Francisco made it three straight offensive players, trading up with the Redskins to take receiver Dante Pettis from Washington.

The Green Packers used the 45th selection to take Iowa cornerback Josh Jackson, one of three players left in the green room at the draft. Only Texas offensive lineman Connor Williams and UCF star Shaquem Griffin remained in the green room at AT&T Stadium.

The first round of the draft, which was televised by Fox, ESPN, ESPN2 and the NFL Network, combined for 11.2 million viewers, an increase of 22 percent over the first round of the 2017 draft in Philadelphia which was televised by ESPN and the NFL Network.

Quite the roster, from the man considered by many the greatest player ever, Jim Brown for Cleveland, to tackle Jerry Kramer, who enters the Canton, Ohio, shrine this summer and was the blocker for Green Bay’s Bart Starr’s winning touchdown in the Ice Bowl.

The other Hall of Famers: Aeneas Williams (Arizona), Andre Reed (Buffalo), Mike Singletary (Chicago), Bob Lilly (Dallas), Willie Lanier (Kansas City), LaDainian Tomlinson (Los Angeles Chargers), Dwight Stephenson (Miami), Willie Brown (Oakland) and Rod Woodson (Pittsburgh).

"Man, it was great," Tremaine says. "Definitely to see my other brother get drafted tonight, it was a big-time relief for my whole family. I know everybody’s excited and I’m excited. It’s a long time coming, but we can finally say that we made it."

"I’ve always been a young guy, whatever team that I was on," Tremaine says. "I’m a mature guy, so I just say, just listened to my dad, my brother because they’ve been through the process, try to get things from them and continue to do the things I was doing and be the best player that I can be."

"So you pick up the ball, you run until you get tackled. If you get tackled you got to throw the ball in the air. So outside people were losing teeth, coming in with cuts all over and everything, but we just kept on playing, so it’s definitely competitive. And in any sport — basketball, too, because we were basketball players, too, so competitive all the time."