Actually, though you might not remember his name, you might know a bit about him. Back in 2012, Kiyomiya led Japan to the Little League World Series championship in Williamsport, Pa.; already 6 feet tall at 13 years old, he struck out eight Tennessee batters in four innings in the title contest and went 2-for-3 with a pair of runs scored and an RBI in Japan’s 12-2 win.
By the Johnson chart, the draft picks cancel out to essentially value Glenn as worth the 51st overall pick in the draft, a pick in the middle of the second round.
In making this move, though, the Bengals are essentially saying they don’t trust their ability to develop a left tackle, given that they could easily have drafted a tackle at 12 themselves.
TE Cameron Brate, Buccaneers Grade: C When Tampa Bay drafted O.J.
Howard with the 19th selection in last year’s draft, it seemed likely that the Bucs would be moving on from their incumbent tight end, given that Brate was due to become a restricted free agent after the 2017 season.
The circumstances are a little different. The Patriots knew Garoppolo was months away from unrestricted free agency and keeping him was impossible, while the Bengals thought McCarron’s impending restricted free agency meant he’d be back in 2018. That made trading for McCarron a little more valuable.
Still, it’s clear that McCarron was held in high regard by the Browns.
So it shouldn’t be difficult for McCarron to find a decent contract in free agency and an opportunity to be a starting quarterback. Cleveland was considered the favorite for his services, but seemingly removed itself from the market by trading a third-round pick for Tyrod Taylor just before free agency.
Given Sherman has a pretty smart and flexible agent himself he will make sure he stays in Seattle. With its secondary in flux, the team will keep its constant into his age-30 season. The question is whether Sherman gets an adjusted deal to keep him from becoming a free agent as scheduled in 2019.