The Jaguars waived wide receiver Jaelen Strong, Mike Kaye of First Coast News reports..
Houston waived the former third-round pick after that game. He played 19 games with the Texans, making 28 receptions for 292 yards and three touchdowns.
He rebounded with a strong 2017 and a great predraft season, with good performances at Shrine Game week and an excellent pro day. Hamilton is a precise route-runner with some YAC capability, a team captain from a military family who will be an A-plus in the locker room and an experienced slot receiver who knows how to work the middle. Older fans may remember Penn State’s Bobby Engram’s development into a productive possession receiver who played in the NFL forever. Hamilton, Penn State’s all-time leading receiver, has similar traits. I like the Courtland Sutton-Hamilton one-two punch at receiver in this draft class: a gamble-on-greatness player and a steadier option. They could be the Broncos’ starters in 2019.
The Vikings know a thing or two about finding contributors via avenues other than the draft. One of the team’s best receivers, Adam Thielen, wasn’t picked. Neither was a certain Hall of Fame defensive lineman named John Randle, who wasn’t selected back when the draft had 12 rounds.
The next few picks after Murphy were solid. Morgan Moses has evolved into a premier right tackle, particularly in pass protection. Spencer Long’s athleticism was great for Jay Gruden’s zone running game. Long recently joined the Jets in free agency. Bashaud Breeland and Ryan Grant became regular contributors, though never difference-makers. Washington’s first five picks, aside from Moses, bring us back to the philosophical How do you grade a draft that yielded decent players who join other teams five years later?