Instead, he was traded to the Cleveland Browns for two draft picks Friday:
A messy divorce was likely inevitable. By trading him away, the Dolphins get some immediate compensation for the receiver and can move on with an offense that needed a ton of rebuilding anyway.
With a long list of draft picks in 2018 — including the No. 1 and No. 4 selections, and three second-round picks — the Browns need to start turning those chips into talent that will win football games.
Hurst had to miss?Combine workouts because of concerns about a heart condition , but there is?optimism he will?be cleared to show off his wares?at Michigan’s Pro Day on March 23. When 4-3 teams have that workout to go with the tape, they’ll see why he’s such a high-upside inside pass-rusher. Coach Dan Quinn would love to add another attacker like Hurst, ideal for the three technique.
There’s a growing feeling the Saints will bring back Jimmy Graham as a free agent, so that decision will have an impact on how early they address this position of need. Regardless, Goedert might?be the best player available, and Graham will turn 32 in November. On the surface, Goedert is built like Rob Gronkowski with the skill set of Zach Ertz.
Lawrence, 25, had nine sacks in the first three seasons of his NFL career before breaking out with 14.5 sacks during a Pro Bowl year in 2017. Only Arizona Cardinals pass rusher Chandler Jones finished with more sacks by racking up 17.
It was the first double-digit sack season for the Cowboys in four years and the fourth-best total in franchise history behind 20-, 19.5-, and 15.5-sack seasons put up by DeMarcus Ware .
Lawrence will earn more than $17 million in 2018 if he plays under the tag. But the Cowboys will have a little more than four months to agree to a multi-year deal with the defensive end.
Ramirez put up a .361 OBP in 2015, his best campaign with the Red Sox. He stole nine bases and was caught three times. That’s a 75 percent success rate, just below the 80 percent that standard sabermetric reasoning states is needed for going for steals to be worth it (and that number may be low). At a 75 percent rate, Ramirez would need to run 40 times to snag 30 bags.