Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Source: New Mexico is hiring Texas State assistant Jordan Peterson as safeties coach. Peterson was special teams coordinator and outside linebackers coach at Texas State.

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74 days until CFB Kickoff Starting in 1974, New Mexico State went 283 straight games without posting a shutout, the longest streak in FBS

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins sixth-round pick Robert Davis is cousins with Carolina linebacker Thomas Davis. Robert Davis said his cousins has always harped on "right from wrong" with him. "He's been in my corner the whole time," Robert Davis said. "He kept me motivated."

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins selected Georgia State receiver Robert Davis in the sixth round with the 209th overall pick. Davis is 6-foot-3, 219 pounds and runs a 4.44 in the 40-yard dash. Davis caught 67 passes for 968 yards. He led the Sun Belt in receiving yards per game (77.8).

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

With their first pick in the sixth round, the Jets selected RB Elijah McGuire of Louisiana-Lafayette. They wanted come out of the draft with another back because depth is an issue beyond Bilal Powell and Matt Forte. He ran for 1,168 yards and seven touchdowns last season. He can catch a little bit and he has return ability. He had a foot injury that bears watching.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Linebacker Ukeme Eligwe of Georgia Southern is the Chiefs' fifth-round draft pick. Eligwe started his collegiate career at Florida State but was dismissed from the Seminoles after three seasons for a violation of team rules. He played one season at Georgia Southern with 2.5 sacks.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots made their second trade of the night, moving up in the third round to the Detroit Lions' pick at No. 85 (third round) to select Troy left tackle Antonio Garcia. The Patriots trade a third-round pick (96) and fourth-rounder (124) in that deal. Garcia is 6-foot-6 1/4 and 302 pounds, and played left tackle at Troy. Starting left tackle Nate Solder enters the final year of his contract.


Patriots grab Antonio Garcia for O-line

With its second pick in the third round, New England selected the Troy OT, a player that Mel Kiper Jr. has only scratched the surface as a developing lineman.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

TE Gerald Everett, the 44th overall pick, flew out to Los Angeles for a top-30 visit and for a private workout with the Rams, meeting Jared Goff along the way. On what he brings, Everett told local reporters, "I think I bring the complete package of a tight end. Definitely a vertical threat, but also being a willing blocker in the run game. And just being able to create that mismatch at any point in time in the game."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

No one got more out of tight ends last year than Sean McVay did with Washington. With Lance Kendricks released earlier this offseason, McVay needed another TE to pair with Tyler Higbee, a fourth-round pick from last season. Like Higbee, Everett has size, is a major threat in the passing game and needs to develop as a blocker. McVay hopes Everett is his new Jordan Reed.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

TE Gerald Everett had a good week at Senior Bowl workouts. Route running and open field ability after the catch. At 239 pounds, with 4.6 speed, Everett will play an H-Back/Slot role in the Rams offense.


Rams add tight end Gerald Everett

Jared Goff gets a weapon in the South Alabma tight end, who had 717 yards receiving last season.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

With the 44th pick, the Rams have selected Gerald Everett, a tight end out of South Alabama. 6-foot-3, 239 pounds; forms a nice complement to their other pass-catching tight end, Tyler Higbee. Tight ends are crucial to Sean McVay, and he needs a second one.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Gerald Everett is another of these no-blocking TEs who function as dynamic receivers, which is something Jared Goff and the Rams very much need. Can help them create mismatches on offense.

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