10 Dream Collaborations We Hope To See At LOCKN’ Festival

first_imgLOCKN’ Festival is only a few hours away, and we are bursting with anticipation. In years past, the festival has announced special collaborations, like John Fogerty with Widespread Panic and The Doobie Brothers with String Cheese Incident, or last year’s incredible Mad Dog & The Englishmen set hosted by Tedeschi Trucks Band. This year, besides the special Phil Lesh & Friends lineups on Saturday and Sunday, no special collaborations have been been announced, leaving fans with tons of questions as the festival approaches. LOCKN’ is the home of collaborations, so one can only hope that we’ll get to see some of the amazing musicians from Phish, Ween, My Morning Jacket, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Umphrey’s McGee, Lettuce and more let loose at LOCKN’ and sit in with some of their favorite artists. We’ve been dreaming up what could possibly happen for months, so take a look below, check out some of the possibilities we came up with, and get excited for the first night of LOCKN’ featuring Vulfpeck, Umphrey’s McGee, Ween, and Joe Russo’s Almost Dead.10. The Shady Horns with Chris Robinson BrotherhoodThe Shady Horns seem to be everywhere these days! A healthy touring schedule with Lettuce along with seemingly weekly side-gigs with other bands in need of an expert horn section keeps this duo on the road almost constantly. Everyone from Umphrey’s McGee to Phil Lesh & Friends and Gramatik have used The Shady Horns to augment their sound, and we would love nothing more than to see Ryan Zoidis and Eric “Benny” Bloom sit in with Chris Robinson Brotherhood to add some smooth trumpet and saxophone action to the band’s soulful sound. We got a taste of this combination back in April at Fool’s Paradise, when The Shady Horns joined Chris Robinson for his “Soul Revue” set. Check out full audio from that set below, and get a taste of Chris Robinson with The Shady Horns.9. Charles Bradley with TurkuazTurkuaz have been slowly growing out of the New York music scene for years, honing their craft as they transformed themselves into the power funk masters that they are today. They have an ability to move between genres, moving from funk to soul to r&b and classic rock in one fell swoop. The exciting up-and-coming band is sure to impress when they hit the LOCKN’ stage early Friday afternoon, and, with the “Screaming Eagle of Soul” aka Charles Bradley on site for a set with his Extraordinaires later in the day, it would be awesome to see Charles Bradley get up there with the much younger Turkuaz and rip up a few soulful tunes. Bradley and Turkuaz both have infections energy, and a collaboration between the two acts would be ridiculously fun.8. Jake Cinninger with VulfpeckVulfpeck are capping off their huge breakthrough summer with two shows at this year’s LOCKN’ festival. Booked for both Friday and Saturday, the funky band from Michigan are sure to bring their brand of music and humor that their fans have come to expect from them. Vulfpeck plays right before Umphrey’s McGee on Friday, and a guest spot from fellow Michiganian, UM guitarist, and three time LOCKN’ veteran Jake Cinninger would hopefully make the Vulf feel right at home in Arrington, VA. Cinninger’s guitar prowess is unmatched, and adding his incredible technical skills to songs like “Welcome to Vulf Records” or “Smile Meditation” would make for an excellent start to the weekend.7. Gary Clark Jr. with Tedeschi Trucks BandWhat happens when guitar gods collide? We found out a few years ago when Gary Clark Jr. and Tedeschi Trucks Band played a show together in Los Angeles at the Greek Theatre. Derek Trucks sat in with Clark’s band, Clark sat in with Tedeschi Trucks Band, and both guitarist took ripping solos that echoed into the night sky all night long. With both Clark and Tedeschi Trucks Band on site at LOCKN’ this weekend, we’re expecting a repeat performance that is sure to leave the guitar-loving LOCKN’ faithful with huge smiles on their faces.Watch this video below of Gary Clark Jr. sitting in with Tedeschi Trucks Band during “I Pity the Fool” from the Greek Theatre on 11/1/2014, courtesy of YouTube user blisstanger.6. Gene Ween with Umphrey’s McGeeLast year, before Gene Ween (aka Aaron Freeman) reunited with Ween, he played a set at Summer Camp Music Festival with a band called God Boner (aka Umphrey’s McGee). The set featured Freeman and UM playing Ween classics like “Spinal Meningitis” and “The Grobe”, as well as a spot on cover of “The Stranger” by Billy Joel (at the time, Ween was touring a “Gene Ween Does Billy Joel” project). With Umphrey’s hitting the LOCKN’ stage just before Ween on Thursday night, we would love to see Gener make another appearance with the progressive masters of Umphrey’s McGee.Watch video of the full Gene Ween & God Boner set from Summer Camp 2015 below, courtesy of YouTube user izeoftheworldphotos5. Mike Gordon with Joe Russo’s Almost DeadIn a sense, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead wouldn’t exist without Phish bassist Mike Gordon. Gordo toured with the experimental/indie Benevento/Russo Duo when Phish was broken up, which eventually led him to recruit Joe Russo and Marco Benevento to play with him and Trey Anastasio in the summer of 2006. The shows were part of a co-headlining tour with Phil Lesh & Friends, that would see The Duo open, then play as the backup band to Gordon and Anastasio, followed by two sets of Phil & Friends each night.Lesh was so impressed with Russo’s playing on the tour that he eventually invited Russo to play in his band, and later brought him along to join his new project with Bob Weir, the beloved but short-lived Furthur. Russo was so enamored with the Grateful Dead catalog during this time that he recruited fellow Bustle In Your Hedgerow bandmates Benevento, Dave Dreiwitz (also of Ween) and Scott Metzger, as well Tom Hamilton (his former band mate in American Babies) to start Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, and the rest, as they say, is history.It would only make sense for Gordo to make an appearance with his old cohorts, some ten plus years after he dragged them into this this mess in the first place!Watch the Benevento / Russo Duo with Mike Gordon in Athens, GA on 4/27/2005 performing a 53-minute version of Phish’s “Foam”, courtesy of YouTube user alexsh. 4. Trey Anastasio with WeenTalk about dreams coming true. This collaboration would be a must-see moment for any hardcore fan of either band, as the worlds of Phish and Ween are finally colliding this weekend at LOCKN’. After covering Ween’s “Roses Are Free” since 1997, it’s well known that Phish, specifically Anastasio, are big fans of Ween, and it seems that the members of each band are friendly with each other, having both risen out of the off-center alternative rock scene in the 90’s. Anastasio even went out of his way to publicly ask Ween to reunite while on stage with Phish at Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, OH last summer, and it seems the message got through to the band, as Ween reunited shortly after Trey’s request.It would be awesome to see Ween play tribute to Trey’s dedication by inviting him on stage to play “Roses Are Free” with his buddies Mickey and Aaron.Watch Phish play “Timber (Jerry)” > “Roses Are Free”, and hear Trey Anastasio ask Ween to reunite on stage (skip to 12:50 to see Anastasio’s request). Video courtesy of YouTube user Bobby Scharff.3. Jim James with Phil Lesh & FriendsJim James is such a dynamic performer, he would be a good fit as a guest with anyone. However, a guest spot with Phil Lesh & Friends on a Grateful Dead classic would be perfection at LOCKN’. The singer’s unique and emotional vocal delivery would make several Dead songs sound excellent. Can you imagine James belting out a soulful “Althea”, or a rockin’ “Scarlet Begonias”? We sure can. Perhaps the best option would be “I Know You Rider”, a song that My Morning Jacket has performed in the past, including a memorable guest appearance by Lesh’s Grateful Dead bandmate Bob Weir at the 2014 edition of MMJ’s One Big Holiday festival.If James saunters out to the front of the stage to take lead during saturday’s Phil Lesh & Friends set, expect fireworks. Jim James does not disappoint, and he gives his all each time he’s out on stage. Even though they are headliners, My Morning Jacket are almost underdogs at this year’s LOCKN’ Festival. A band that has always hovered the line between the jamband and indie genres, My Morning Jacket’s appearance at LOCKN’ should cement them firmly on the side of improvisational rock. We expect James and co. to embrace this fully, and an appearance by Jim James with Phil Lesh & Friends would fit that mold perfectly.Watch My Morning Jacket perform “I Know You Rider” with special guest Bob Weir at their One Big Holiday festival in 2014, courtesy of YouTube user Benjy Eisen.2. Derek Trucks with My Morning JacketWhen the daily lineups for LOCKN’ were released, I’m not going to lie, the Saturday pairing of My Morning Jacket and Tedeschi Trucks Band had me salivating. With all of the potential combinations of artists at LOCKN’ this year, the thought of Trucks, arguably the best guitar player on the planet, and My Morning Jacket, one of the best live modern rock bands, collaborating is almost too much to consider. Trucks’ unique slide guitar playing would sound even better surrounded by MMJ’s Southern Rock/American/Psychedelic vibe. An appearance by Derek Trucks with My Morning Jacket would be a true musical highlight, and well within the spirit of collaboration that LOCKN’ inspires.1. Phil Lesh with PhishThis is the mecca. If LOCKN’ organizers are truly trying to re-create the magic of last summer’s Fare Thee Well concerts, then they better make sure that Phil shows up ready to play on Sunday night. Lesh, who will be performing his second set of the weekend with his Friends earlier Sunday evening, would be a home run special guest with Phish and would create a truly unforgettable moment in the band and festival’s history. Lesh has only performed with Phish once, during a show at the Shoreline Amphitheater on 9/17/99.After last summer’s joyous shows in Chicago that found Grateful Dead fans embracing Trey Anastasio like never before, it would only seem fitting for Lesh to continue the “torch-passing” by sitting in with Phish at the Grateful Dead-leaning festival. This appearance would mark another unifying moment for Phish and Dead fans alike, and we hope it comes to fruition on Sunday night.Watch Phish and Phil Lesh cover “Cold Rain and Snow” on 9/17/1999 at Shoreline Amphitheater, courtesy of YouTube user tdunski.Who do you think will jam together this weekend at LOCKN’? Let us know who you’d like to see play together!last_img read more

Applefest canceled for 2020

first_imgBatesville, IN—The Batesville Kiwanis announced Tuesday that the 2020 Apple Fest has been canceled due to pandemic concerns.  The group is planning to host the event in 2021 and they hope to see you then.last_img

Big Ten championship: 3 takeaways from No. 6 Ohio State’s win over No. 21 Northwestern

first_imgIt’s quite possible Georgia gets in, but for now let’s talk about OSU and Oklahoma. Ohio State has jumped a fellow team with one loss before. It did it in 2014 when it jumped TCU to get into the top four in the final ranking.So there is precedent. However, remember that year there was no Big 12 championship game, so Ohio State won convincingly and neither TCU nor Baylor saw action on the field. So while the Buckeyes have jumped into the playoff before, they have never done so when another team won a conference title the same day they did. Will this be the year it happens?The question is, does the CFP committee value a win over a new opponent for OSU, or does it think a win redeeming a lone loss on the season is better? OU took down Texas after losing to it in the regular season. Taking the latter into account, it will probably be really hard for OSU to jump the Sooners. Dwayne Haskins wasn’t going to let the Buckeyes lose this game.Northwestern gave No. 6 Ohio State a major challenge in this one, but OSU was simply too good as it took down the No. 21 team in the country 45-24 to win the Big Ten title. And this one was all about Haskins as the redshirt sophomore went 30-of-36 passing for 499 yards with five touchdowns and an interception.Haskins has now thrown for 4,502 yards with 46 touchdowns and eight interceptions this season, carving out a healthy argument to be the 2018 Heisman Trophy winner. Related News SEC championship game: 3 takeaways from No. 1 Alabama’s comeback win over No. 4 Georgiacenter_img Big 12 championship: 3 takeaways from No. 5 Oklahoma’s victory over No. 14 Texas Here are three takeaways from the Big Ten championship game.Assuaging some fearsHaskins is not the most mobile quarterback in college football. In fact, when Penn State pressured him in Ohio State’s matchup with the Nittany Lions earlier this season, Haskins got flat-out rattled when he was pressured.Saturday, with one play, he assuaged a lot of those fears. In the first quarter with the Buckeyes in the red zone, Haskins bought time by evading not one, but two defenders before finding a receiver open in the end zone. It was a thing of beauty.✅Great Dwayne Haskins scramble✅Great Dwayne Haskins throwpic.twitter.com/DQLGMyq4it— Sporting News (@sportingnews) December 2, 2018Haskins sometimes gets compared to Byron Leftwich — more so for his arm than mobility. While he may never be a player who sprints for countless yards like Kyler Murray or even Tua Tagovailoa, if he can maintain that kind of mobility in the pocket, NFL teams will get even more comfortable with him.A solid statementProbably the biggest thought about Northwestern coming into this game was that it was the first team to play in a Power 5 conference championship game while going winless in non-conference play. There weren’t a ton of compliments being thrown around.But Northwestern gained some respect in this one. The defense got some critical stops, the offense sustained a good number of drives and the Wildcats were in this game until well into the fourth quarter.The Wildcats may not have received a ton of respect coming into this one, but they earned Ohio State’s by the end of this game.It’s happened beforeNow that Ohio State has beaten Northwestern and won the Big Ten championship, the debate will begin: Who gets into the College Football Playoff? One of two 12-1 teams in Ohio State or Oklahoma, or an 11-2 team in Georgia?last_img read more

NFL mock draft 2019: Kyler Murray goes early; Eagles, Colts find new playmakers

first_img32. Green Bay Packers (from Saints)Noah Fant, TE, IowaThe Packers didn’t get the desired results from fading veterans Jimmy Graham and Martellus Bennett over the past two seasons. New coach Matt LaFleur’s influence will make finding a young, athletic target for Aaron Rodgers a priority. Fant tops the board at the position, just ahead of Missouri’s Albert Okwuegbunam. Get ready to keep up with all the changes when it comes to projecting the top 32 picks in the 2019 NFL draft.In Sporting News’ previous mock draft, we were not sure what underclassman would declare themselves eligible, and we did not know whether Oklahoma Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Kyle Murray would make himself available to pro football. We also did not know the directions a fourth of the NFL’s teams would go with their coaching staffs. In the weeks ahead, much will fluctuate as prospects see their stock rise or fall based on their performances in all-star game practices. Then will come the NFL Scouting Combine and pro days to shake up the board even more.The one thing we do know: The order of picks 1-28, in which the Raiders will make all three. Looking for the next update to come after the Senior and Super Bowls.NFL mock draft 20191. Arizona CardinalsQuinnen Williams, DT, AlabamaThe Cardinals need to rebuild offensively along the line and at wide receiver for new coach Kliff Kingsbury, but the value at the top of the draft is at defensive line, where they can bolster their front for Vance Joseph. The new defensive coordinator inherits a stud edge rusher for his 4-3 defense in Chandler Jones, but this is a chance for Steve Keim to get a massive (6-4, 295 pounts), explosive inside disruptor. It’s hard to ignore Williams’ Aaron Donald-like upside after his meteoric rise through his final college season.2. San Francisco 49ersNick Bosa, DE, Ohio StateIf the Cardinals take Bosa, then the 49ers might end up with a tough decision between Williams and edge rusher Josh Allen. (And it that case, they could shop this pick.) Bosa, however, would be a no-brainer if he falls them. Pro Bowl tackle DeForest Buckner had a breakout pass-rush season, and fellow first-rounder Solomon Thomas found another gear after he slid inside. Bosa is a sleek edge force (6-4, 262 pounds) with even more upside than brother Joey.3. New York JetsJonah Williams, OT, AlabamaThe Jets also could use some edge pass-rush help for new defensive coordinator Gregg William in their transition to a 4-3 defense, but the theme of 2019 looks to be helping Sam Darnold turn the corner from promising rookie QB to sensational sophomore passer. His weapons are better than one might think, and wideout is a reach at No. 3. So instead, Mike Maccagnan and Adam Gase can give Darnold a smooth pass protector who also is big enough (6-5, 301 pounds) to pave the way in the running game.4. Oakland RaidersJosh Allen, DE/OLB, KentuckyJon Gruden and Mike Mayock need to think versatile pass-rusher first after that spot became a void without Khalil Mack. Allen continues his trajectory as a potentially dominant pro edge pass-rusher. He is loaded with moves to get to the quarterback and has the athleticism to help in second-level coverage.5. Tampa Bay BuccaneersGreedy Williams, CB, LSUNew defensive coordinator Todd Bowles needs someone he can trust on an island in the back end to help combat the big, fast receivers in the NFC South. Williams is a long, lean cornerback (6-3, 184 pounds) who has rare speed, quickness and agility for his size. He’s not the most physical player, but he’s fundamentally sound in coverage, and he uses his length well at the line to break up routes. NFL DRAFT: All-time greatest draft steals6. New York GiantsDwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio StateHaskins made a great decision to come out early, because he should be the first QB off the board to succeed Eli Manning. Haskins cemented his stock late in the Buckeyes’ season, when he had some jaw-dropping games with his big arm and downfield accuracy. He has ideal size as a strong pocket passer (6-3, 220 pounds) with the right dose of athleticism. That checks the right boxes for Dave Gettleman.7. Jacksonville JaguarsKyler Murray, QB, OklahomaThe Jaguars are in the process of hiring a new offensive coordinator under Doug Marrone (John DeFilippo) and need to think about how to tailor their offense to Murray’s athleticism. They have a good baseline with a solid traditional rushing attack and a versatile receiving corps; Murray can play off that well with his passing and running. Murray lacks ideal size and isn’t the pocket prototype, but his electric playmaking is attractive enough for him to be drafted earlier than some expect.8. Detroit LionsClelin Ferrell, DE, ClemsonFerrell is the best of the Tigers’ defensive line prospects, because his size (6-5, 260 pounds) gives him a high floor as an outside run-stopper to add to his explosiveness as a pass-rusher. He’s the kind of versatile player out of whom Matt Patricia can get the most, and he also fits the Lions’ top need.9. Buffalo BillsEd Oliver, DT, HoustonThe Bills could consider some wide receiver or offensive line help for Josh Allen with this pick, but it would be hard for Brandon Beane and Sean McDermott to pass on Oliver if he’s still on the board. Venerable Kyle Williams retired, and 2018 free-agent pickup Star Lotulelei was a bust in his first season with the team. Oliver has slipped behind Quinnen Williams with his inside pop, but he’s still worthy of the top 10.10. Denver BroncosDaniel Jones, QB, DukeThe Broncos could go for another supposed veteran solution at QB with the likes of Joe Flacco or Nick Foles. If not — and if they don’t trade up, and if both Haskins and Murray are gone — Missouri’s Drew Lock and West Virginia’s Will Grier also would be in play. Jones, however, is pushing to be the No. 3 QB with his all-around, pro-tailored skills to go with ideal size (6-5, 220 pounds). He also has NFL-friendly tutelage from Peyton and Eli Manning mentor David Cutcliffe. Jones has the mentally and physically tough make-up Denver has been missing at QB.NFL DRAFT: Best first-round picks since 200011. Cincinnati BengalsDevin White, ILB, LSUThe Bengals have been a mess against the run mostly because of the injuries and ineffectiveness from their linebacker corps. They need an athlete who can cover a ton of ground against the run and also help them with their weak intermediate coverage. White is easily the rangiest defender in the 2019 class and will be a solid pick for whoever ends up as their defensive coordinator.12. Green Bay PackersJachai Polite, OLB, FloridaThe Packers, who are keeping their base 3-4 defense with Mike Pettine, desperately need a special edge pass-rusher. Although a little undersized at 6-2, 242 pounds, Polite’s speed and athleticism are off the charts as a sudden pass-rushing freak who channels some of former Gator Jevon Kearse.13. Miami DolphinsRashan Gary, DT, MichiganThe Dolphins appear set to hire Patriots defensive play-caller Brian Flores as their next coach, and they need to go after to versatile players to rebuild their front seven. Gary uses his hands, power and big frame (6-5, 280 pounds) well to occupy run-blockers. He also has some intriguing inside pass-rush ability.14. Atlanta FalconsDexter Lawrence, DT, ClemsonThe Falcons have had success turning to the Tigers for defensive linemen, and they should consider going back to Clemson for big space-eater in Lawrence (6-4, 351 pounds). Grady Jarrett is a priority re-sign for their defensive line before he becomes a free agent in March, but they need a run-stuffer to put between him and the edge-rushing Vic Beasley.15. Washington RedskinsDrew Lock, QB, MissouriThe Redskins no longer can consider anything other than a long-term replacement for Alex Smith now that the QB’s playing future is in serious doubt after his major leg injury. Lock, a four-year starter, is becoming a better value at No. 15 now that Haskins, Murray and Jones have entered the draft. Lock has the arm to go with ideal size (6-4, 225 pounds), along with the fearlessness and elusiveness NFL teams like in an aggressive passer.NFL DRAFT: Biggest busts in draft history16. Carolina PanthersDeionte Thompson, S, AlabamaThe Panthers should be thrilled if Thompson falls to them both for the position he plays and his talent to have a Derwin James-like impact. They had some of the worst safety play in the NFL in 2018, seen mostly in awful coverage of tight ends. Thompson (6-2, 196 pounds) is the rangy playmaker they need to clean up against the pass, and he’s solid in run support, too.17. Cleveland BrownsD.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole MissWhile his college teammate A.J. Brown is the shorter, scrappier playmaker, Metcalf is the classic size-speed prospect (6-4, 230 pounds). That’s the kind of outside No. 1 the Browns’ offense needs to push the ball better both downfield and in the red zone with Baker Mayfield, especially now that we know their new head coach, Freddie Kitchens, won’t be messing with the passing game.18. Minnesota VikingsGreg Little, OT, Ole MissThe Vikings suffered from shaky pass protection in 2018, which is part of the reason Kirk Cousins’ first season as their starting quarterback ending with a thud. Little (6-5, 325 pounds) has the agility and athleticism to lock down the blind side for now full-time offensive coordinator Kevin Stepfanski.19. Tennessee TitansA.J. Brown, WR, Ole MissThe Titans saw how special Corey Davis could be in their passing game, but they need a second outside threat to stretch the field. With Davis being the big, physical target, it would be nice to complement him with Brown’s speed, quickness and burst after the catch. At 6-1, 230 pounds, he also comes with the toughness coach Mike Vrabel likes in all of his players.20. Pittsburgh SteelersByron Murphy, CB, WashingtonThe Steelers have Joe Haden holding down one outside spot, but they could use another smooth, fluid cover man. What Murphy gives up in size and press potential (5-11, 170 pounds) he makes up for in speed, aggressiveness and ballhawking skills.NFL DRAFT: Each team’s worst ever regret21. Seattle SeahawksZach Allen, DE, Boston CollegeAllen keeps climbing draft boards as evaluators realize he can be a productive pro player against both run and pass, no matter the position and no matter the scheme. The Seahawks have Frank Clark at one edge, and Allen can be a terrific complement with his ability to slide and play tackle on rushing downs. He has many of the inside-outside qualities of Michael Bennett, only in a bigger frame (6-5, 284 pounds). If Allen goes higher, Gary would be a good fallback.22. Baltimore RavensMontez Sweat, OLB, Mississippi StateSweat’s size (6-6, 241 pounds) and relentless productivity as an edge pass-rusher makes him the ideal successor to Terrell Suggs in the Ravens’ steadfast 3-4 scheme.23. Houston TexansDeandre Baker, CB, GeorgiaThe Texans need to prioritize offensive tackle in the draft, but with Jonah Williams and Greg Little gone, it might be a reach for them to take either Oklahoma’s Cody Ford or Kansas State’s Dalton Risner in the first round. Cornerback is a big rebuilding need, too, and Baker, who plays bigger than his size (5-11, 185 pounds), can give them the smart, physical press coverage presence they like for Romeo Crennel.24. Oakland Raiders (from Bears)Kelvin Harmon, WR, N.C. StateThe Raiders need a true outside No. 1 receiver to replace Amari Cooper. Harmon (6-3, 214 pounds) is the speedy deep threat they have coveted over the years. He also is a savvy route-runner and blocker.25. Philadelphia EaglesDavid Montgomery, RB, Iowa StateMontgomery (5-11, 216 pounds) has emerged as a strong prospect because he finishes run strong and has shown some good hands and wiggle as a receiver. The Eagles have been a committee team under Doug Pederson, but injuries and ineffectiveness should make them consider one back who can do it all and complement Carson Wentz on every down.NFL DRAFT: Ranking first-round QBs since 200026. Indianapolis ColtsN’Keal Harry, WR, Arizona StateAndrew Luck had a big season despite limited pop at receiver beyond T.Y. Hilton. Harry would complement Hilton as a big (6-4, 216 pounds) matchup nightmare through the red zone who also can provide another strong intermediate-to-deep threat. Harry’s stock has the potential to shoot up, a la Mike Evans, so Stanford’s J.J. Arcega-Whiteside also must remain on the Colts’ radar.27. Oakland Raiders (from Cowboys)Dre’Mont Jones, DT, Ohio StateShould the Raiders secure Josh Allen for the edge earlier in the round, Jones (6-2, 295 pounds) would be the ideal inside pass-rusher to add next. That is assuming Gruden and Mayock can live with the fact that Jones needs some bulking up and coaching to be used on running downs.28. Los Angeles ChargersJerry Tillery, DT, Notre DameTillery has been a beast working as three-technique at 6-7, 305 pounds. He has matured well with his play and temperament to unleash his pass-rush skills. With Corey Liuget hurting and Brandon Mebane aging, the Chargers could use disruptive help inside. Tillery would give them needed extra pop to complement what Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram do off the edge.29. New England PatriotsChristian Wilkins, DT, ClemsonMake that three members of the Tigers’ national championship-winning defensive line going in the first round. While Ferrell is the explosive edge player, and Lawrence the run stuffer, Wilkins (6-4, 315 pounds) is the most versatile, a trait the Patriots will like at a position of need.30. Los Angeles RamsBrian Burns, OLB, Florida StateThe Rams need a dynamic edge pass-rusher to add punch to Wade Phillips’ front seven, especially given their limited returns from midseason acquisition Dante Fowler Jr. Donald had half of their 41 sacks in 2018, as their outside linebackers provided little punch or production. Burns can change that.31. Kansas City ChiefsTrayvon Mullen, CB, ClemsonMullen saw his stock go down in the middle of the Tigers’ season as he struggled at times as a No. 1 corner. But his size (6-1, 194 pounds), speed, length and physicality should allow him to test well and get more attention from scouts. The Chiefs need corner help, and Mullen has the upside to develop into a shutdown type.last_img read more