The NFL draft is almost upon us and, for those of you who don’t follow all of the action, here are some of the biggest stories to happen this year.
First up is the first round of the NFL draft.
The Los Angeles Rams have selected defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche with the first overall pick.
It was widely reported earlier this week that the Rams were looking to trade down from No. 3 to No. 2 and select Nkemdele.
However, it appears that the Eagles were the only team interested in Nkempede, and the Rams chose him in the first place.
Nkempetee has started in all 13 games for the Rams this season, registering 3.5 sacks.
He was also named a first-team All-Pro in 2016.
Nkeampes defense is arguably the best in the league, and he is a big, strong, physical player with a great motor.
The Eagles will be looking for an impact player in the second round, which should be headlined by defensive end Malik Hooker.
Hooker is a huge athlete who is a dominant pass rusher.
He can dominate the edge and can disrupt plays downfield.
He has a strong motor and plays with a bulldog mentality.
Hooker will be a natural fit for Philadelphia, as he is the son of former Eagles head coach Chip Kelly.
Chip is known as a player’s coach and was able to mold a young talent who can be a force in the trenches.
It would be a shame if he was unable to make a deep impact for the Eagles, as Hooker has been one of the most disruptive players in the NFL this season.
Auburn defensive end Myles Garrett was taken with the fifth overall pick and will be the first defensive end off the board.
Garrett played all 14 games for Alabama last season and recorded two sacks.
The 6-foot-5, 277-pounder has a great nose for the ball and will give the Eagles an inside pass rush.
Garrett will be able to contribute right away, and will start off the season with the Crimson Tide.
The Eagles will have a number of talented pass rushers on their roster this season and Garrett could make an immediate impact.
The Cleveland Browns selected defensive end Corey Linsley with the eighth overall pick, and his stock is soaring after being selected in the third round.
The Cleveland Browns have been looking to bolster their defensive line, and Linsleys athleticism and size will help them in that area.
LinsLEY is a nose tackle, but he can play all three levels of the defensive line.
He is also an athlete, and can play outside as well.
He is a solid pass rusher with the ability to shed blocks and rush the passer.
Lines potential could make him a solid first round pick.
The New York Giants selected tight end Dwayne Allen with the 20th overall pick in the draft, and it appears the Giants will have some big names in their draft.
Allen has great size for a tight end, and is an elite athlete who can play both sides of the line of scrimmage.
The Giants offensive line is in flux, as they have lost several key players in free agency and have lost some starters on the defensive side of the ball.
Allen could become a huge difference maker in the Giants’ front seven.
Allen is a versatile player who can move around the line, including in the slot, in the running game and at tight end.
He also has great hands, as shown in his combine performance.
Allen will be competing with former first-round pick Evan Engram and second-round wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. for playing time in the offensive line.
The offensive line could be the most important position on this team next season, as it will be critical to the success of the offense.
The Chicago Bears selected cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III with the 15th overall selection.
Hargres was a second-team all-conference selection and a consensus first-year pick by Pro Football Focus.
The wide receiver out of South Carolina has good size and is athletic for a corner.
He showed well in the 40-yard dash and also ran the 40 in the 4.53 at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Higgs is a natural in the secondary and could have a long career.
Hargrebs stock is skyrocketing after being a first round selection in 2016 and was ranked by CBSSports.com as the No. 11 cornerback in the 2018 NFL draft class.
Hargebs played at South Carolina from 2013-16, making 13 starts.
The Bears have a lot of talented corners in the front seven and Harges play could be a big part of the future of the secondary.
Hargebs stock has jumped in recent weeks after his impressive combine performance in the vertical jump, 40-time and the broad jump.
Haggins stock has also soared in recent days after the NFL Draft Combine.
The Tennessee Titans selected cornerback Marcus Williams with the