Indianapolis Colts: Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State
Unless the Colts sign a starting offensive tackle this offseason, it’s hard to justify a bigger need than someone who can keep Andrew Luck from lacerating his organs. Conklin, a good starting left tackle, plays with power and aggression up front.
Buffalo Bills: Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson
Buffalo will go into the offseason likely needing a five-technique defensive lineman. Ideally a player like Nkemdiche will slide this far, but that may not happen. If not, Lawson would be a smart pickup. He’s a big end who plays with enough strength to handle two gaps.
“I played my first NFL game here Mens Brian Roberts Jersey in Kansas City in 1998 and now here we are for my last one,” Woodson, 39, said. He was appreciative of his 18-season NFL career and disappointed in the final outcome, a 23-17 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs (11-5) are in the playoffs. The Raiders (7-9) are not.
It is over for Woodson.
“When I made the decision to retire a Patrick Marleau Jersey few weeks ago, the games kept coming faster,” Woodson said. “This final game and week kept coming closer and closer. You know, they say the NFL means not for long. It especially seems that way when your days are numbered.”
They are for every player. They all enter dreaming about their first NFL play. Seldom do they consider the last one.
It always comes. It did for Woodson on Sunday after being drafted by the Raiders with the fourth overall pick of the 1998 draft, after leaving to spend the 2006-2012 seasons with Green Bay and after returning for the 2013 season until now to Oakland. He arrived in the NFL as a Heisman Trophy and national championship winner at Michigan. He won Super Bowl 45 in 2011 with the Packers. He was a nine-time Pro Bowl player. He is Hall of Fame bound.
But he leaves the NFL with more.