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Paulsen’s prospects | Iowa LB Jack Campbell

Jack Campbell is a hard nose archetype linebacker. However, just like films have added color and mumble rappers have taken over, linebackers have changed. The Urlacher’s and Lewis’s have been replaced by smaller, faster players like Fred Warner and Shaquille Lenard.

James Smith-Williams receives ‘Champion of Justice’ award for advocacy against domestic violence

Charles Leno has been a solid left tackle for Commanders. But a draft upgrade may be hard to resist

Washington arguably has greater needs on the interior of the offensive line and at cornerback, but the Commanders may lean toward tackle because it is seen as a premium position in the NFL that can go quickly in the draft. In ESPN’s recent mock draft from Mel Kiper and Todd McShay, for instance, the duo predicted four tackles would be selected in the first round — all taken between picks 9 to 16.

Steve Apostolopoulos says he’s still in the running to buy the Commanders

But, according to Canadian businessman Steve Apostolopoulos, he’s still alive in the bidding process, which he says is a “head-to-head process right now,” in an appearance on the Squawk Box of CNBC.

“I am still in the hunt, yes,” Apostolopoulos said.

Commanders NFL Draft notes: What we’re hearing about Washington’s outlook

Seeing Tennessee right tackle Darnell Wright as the Commanders’ choice at No. 16, if he’s available, is more than reasonable. The current momentum in front of Washington suggests Johnson, Wright, Peter Skoronski (Northwestern) and Broderick Jones (Georgia) might all be gone.

Anton Harrison could be Washington’s left tackle of the future

What to know about quarterback prospects as the NFL Draft nears - The Washington Post
Four or five quarterbacks are likely to be chosen in the NFL draft's first round Thursday. The Jets and Packers agree on a deal to send Aaron Rodgers to New York.

More muscle, more problems: How one metric could change NFL training - The Washington Post
Researchers have found the human skeleton can only carry so much muscle, and that could reshape the way the NFL approaches training.

NFC East roundtable: Are Eagles still the favorites? Should Cowboys draft Bijan Robinson?

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