Jacksonville dumped gold everywhere except in its logo, relying on its very 1990s pairing of dominant colors. It’s a union that has grown from trendy to traditional, punctuated by a lack of accents on most of the uniform.
What remains is the neck accents, which are sharper and have an increased aesthetically pleasing effect with less going on elsewhere. The Jags shield has also been replaced with the team’s primary logo on the left chest.
Perhaps the coolest addition to the Jags’ new duds? The socks.
Griffin is one of the 22 players invited to attend the draft in Dallas, and he said he’s most grateful he gets to have my family there, seeing them fitted for suits and dresses. You only get drafted once.
I’ll be there with these first-round picks who will be worried about when they get picked and where. As long as I do somewhere, I’m grateful. I’m not worried about when or where.
Since his move to linebacker, Griffin finished his junior and senior seasons with a total of 166 tackles and 18.5 sacks. He was named as an All-AAC selection the past two years and was a 2017 second-team All-America.
nalysis: The Lions are in the midst of overhauling their linebacking corps and how much more work needs to be done remains to be seen.
Tahir Whitehead and Paul Worrilow are gone. In their stead, the team added Devon Kennard and Christian Jones via free agency. The Lions also brought in Jonathan Freeny on the cheap, a depth option who could contribute on special teams.
Paired with Jarrad Davis, last season’s first-round pick, the group appears to be bigger, if nothing else.
What’s clear is new Lions coach Matt Patricia places a premium on linebackers, dating back to his time coaching the position in New England. So even though the depth chart appears chock-full following free agency, and three-linebacker packages are on the decline in the pass-happy NFL, we simply cannot rule out further additions in the draft, even as early as the first round.