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Kliff Kingsbury expects Zaven Collins to start, won’t discuss possible Jordan Hicks trade

When the Cardinals drafted linebacker Zaven Collins in the first round last month, General Manager Steve Keim said that the team sees him as a partner to Isaiah Simmons at inside linebacker.Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury confirmed that’s the plan during a Friday press conference and that led to a question about linebacker Jordan Hicks‘ [more]

Cardinals give Jordan Hicks permission to seek trade

The Cardinals drafted Zaven Collins in the first round of the NFL Draft last month and that move is having an impact on one of the team’s veteran defenders.Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the team has given linebacker Jordan Hicks permission to speak to other teams about a trade that would move him [more]

Micah Parsons opens as favorite to win defensive rookie of the year

He wasn’t the first defensive player taken in the draft. He’s the first favorite to win defensive rookie of the year.Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons, the 12th overall selection, has been installed by PointsBet as a +450 proposition to secure the award based on the 17 regular-season games of his first NFL season. He was taken [more]

2021 NFL Draft order: Complete list of every pick from Round 1 through Round 7

The 2021 NFL Draft begins with Round 1 on Thursday, April 29 and runs until Saturday, May 1. The Draft will be held in Cleveland, Ohio, at multiple locations across downtown including FirstEnergy Stadium and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The Jaguars will select first overall and are all but guaranteed to take [more]

Cardinals draft picks 2021: All of Arizona’s selections, NFL draft results, team order

The Cardinals’ rebuilding era remains an ongoing process after a disappointing 8-8 finish in 2020. After a 5-2 start to the season, the Cardinals went 3-6 after their Week 8 bye — good for a third-place finish in the NFC West. It’s still an improvement from three- and five-win seasons in 2018 and 2019, but Arizona has some work to do to become a playoff team. [more]

Zaven Collins to Steve Keim: “We’re gonna f–king kill everyone”

The Cardinals, as PFT reported, likely were taking linebacker Zaven Collins at pick No. 16 if receiver Jaylen Waddle, cornerback Jaycee Horn, and cornerback Patrick Surtain II were already gone. They were, Collins wasn’t — and Collins got the call.The Cardinals have posted video of the call to Collins from the Cardinals. Collins was ready [more]

Cardinals see Zaven Collins playing next to Isaiah Simmons at inside linebacker

In 2020, the Cardinals used their first-round pick on a defensive player listed as a linebacker but talked about as a versatile piece who could play at multiple levels of the defense.It took some time for the Cardinals to figure out how best to utilize Isaiah Simmons during his rookie season before settling on an [more]

Steelers take Najee Harris at No. 24

Nearly 50 years after taking running back Franco Harris in round one, the Steelers have added another tailback named Harris in the first round of the draft.At No. 24, the Steelers have selected Alabama running back Najee Harris.It was a clear need for the Steelers, a need they were determined to address unless Tulsa linebacker [more]

Cardinals add Zaven Collins with 16th pick

The Cardinals talked about the possibility of trading down in the first round, but they wound up staying put and making the 16th choice of the 2021 NFL Draft on Thursday night.They used the pick on linebacker Zaven Collins. PFT reported this week that Collins’ ceiling was the 16th overall selection and that the Cardinals [more]

Steelers eyeing Najee Harris, Zaven Collins with pick No. 24

If you’re an NFL team that wants either running back Najee Harris or linebacker Zaven Collins on Thursday night and you pick below No. 24 in round one, you may need to trade up.A source with knowledge of the dynamics driving the 2021 draft tells PFT that the Steelers are expected to take Harris or [more]

PFT’s one, and only, mock draft of the year

Mock drafts are like opinions and bungholes. Everybody has one and they all stink, except maybe your own.We used to do umpteen versions of mock drafts. That was before I developed a thorough and complete hatred of them. In recent years, we’ve shifted to a one-shot mock draft, with no concern for accuracy and no [more]

Zaven Collins’ ceiling could be No. 16

Getting a sense on the first 10 or so players to go in the 2021 draft isn’t more difficult than a normal year. After that, the various factors that have complicated scouting this season make it harder than usual to figure out how things will fall.Here’s a nugget that has made its way our way [more]

NFL announces 128 players making early entries into 2021 draft

The deadline for players to declare for the 2021 NFL Draft has passed and the league announced the players who are leaving school early on Friday.There are 128 players with eligibility left making the jump. Thirty of those players have already accumulated enough credits to get their degrees while the other 98 are leaving ahead [more]

Tulsa linebacker Zaven Collins declares for NFL draft

Tulsa linebacker Zaven Collins won the Bronko Nagurski Trophy as the nation’s best defensive player earlier this week. The junior declared for the 2021 NFL draft Thursday.He will not play in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl on New Year’s Eve.“In support of my family and my dreams, I would like to announce that I [more]