Desite the Kings leading in shots, 19-4, in the first period — thanks in large part to four Devils penalties — the Devils took advantage on two of their limited opportunities.
On the Kings’ second power play, Devils forward Michael Grabner forced a turnover and raced down the ice before flipping a shot past Kings goalie Jonathan Quick for a 1-0 lead at 8:29 of the first.
But, by only jumping up to No. 3 overall, the Jets are unlikely to land whichever QB sits at the top of the draft board.
The Cleveland Browns are all but certain to take a passer and it’s also not impossible to think the New York Giants will fall in love with a prospect between now and April 26, even with the team supporting Eli Manning.
It’s clear New York is confident that either their desired QB – perhaps Mayfield, who would be an instant superstar in The Big Apple – will be available, or they have near-identical grades on the top prospects and are happy with whoever they select at their newly acquired draft slot.
Said market includes noteables such as Kenny Vaccaro, Tre Boston and Ron Parker.
Priority No. 1 is out of the way with Drew Brees back.
Focusing on quarterback meant New Orleans ignored much the rest of the market for a few days, though. But they did reunite with cornerback Patrick Robinson, which is a good get, and the addition of safety Kurt Coleman plugs a hole.
Where the Saints missed, though, was in the trenches in front of those two guys. According to Rapoport, the team had a meeting set with Wilkerson, who never wound up leaving Green Bay.
But the market doesn’t lack for options if the Saints want to seek out a consolation prize to help the Cameron Jordan-led front. Richardson is a solid option if the price is right. Or they could go all out and grab Suh, depending on how they view the entire scope of their offseason.
This is something the Saints can hit in the draft, too, but the focus there might be surrounding Brees with as many athletes as possible for a final potential run.