JACKSONVILLE Miles Boykin Jersey , Fla. (AP) — their running backs room by selecting Temple’s Ryquell Armstead in the fifth round of the NFL draft.The Jaguars chose the 5-foot-11, 215-pound Armstead with the second pick in the round Saturday, No. 140 overall.Armstead ran for 2,812 yards and 34 touchdowns in four years with the Owls. He had 1,098 yards rushing and 13 touchdowns in 10 games as a senior in 2018. He covered the 40-yard dash in 4.45 seconds at the NFL Combine, fairly quick for bigger back.He joins a completely retooled position group in Jacksonville, which fired running backs coach Tyrone Wheatley and parted ways with T.J. Yeldon, Carlos Hyde and Corey Grant after last season.The Jaguars are hoping the changes help starter Leonard Fournette become a better pro. They hired 64-year-old Terry Robiskie, who, like Fournette, was born and raised in New Orleans and attended LSU, as running backs coach. They also signed veteran Alfred Blue (another LSU alum) to be Fournette’s backup and added veteran Benny Cunningham.No one would be surprised to see Armstead replace Fournette in the starting lineup one day, either.Fournette was arrested earlier this month for driving with a suspended license, his latest off-the-field issue. The fourth overall pick in the 2017 draft was injured Deandre Baker Jersey , suspended and on the bench in crunch time last season. He also was fined, criticized and admittedly not in ideal shape late in the year.Most telling, the Jaguars voided the remaining guarantees in Fournette’s four-year rookie contract worth $27.1 million. The team made the move following Fournette’s weeklong suspension in late November for instigating a fight against Buffalo.Fournette has since challenged the decision, which could cost him up to $7.1 million.Fournette also drew the ire of personnel chief Tom Coughlin when he and Yeldon spent most of the season finale — a 20-3 loss at Houston — on the bench and disengaged from coaches and teammates.Coughlin ripped both players for being “disrespectful” and “selfish.”Fournette had a lengthy meeting with Coughlin and coach Doug Marrone after the season in hopes of clearing the air and staring anew. NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Broadway in downtown Nashville is as lively a place as any in America. The Las Vegas Strip, Times Square and Bourbon Street have nothing on it.Particularly this week.For the first time, the NFL draft is in Music City, and even in the days leading up to Thursday night’s opening round, Broadway has been buzzing.Sure, the honky tonks tend to be full of revelers who don’t care if it’s New Year’s Eve or, well, a weekday in late April. The difference now: Nearly everyone is talking football while the bands on stage are working through their repertoires of Carrie Underwood and Blake Shelton songs.“This weekend, Nashville, Tennessee http://www.giantsauthorizedshops.com/authentic-oshane-ximines-jersey , is, in fact, Football City,” declared Mayor David Briley. “This wouldn’t be happening if the league and team had not seen what we already knew about the city of Nashville.”How much have the locals embraced the draft? Well, 100,000 or more are attending the opening round, with thousands more projected to turn out on Friday and Saturday.Although, by the look of things Wednesday and early Thursday on Broadway — which has been shut down to traffic for several blocks, a fact that might bottle up traffic but doesn’t seem to bother pedestrians a bit — many of those attendees aren’t from middle Tennessee. An informal survey of NFL team jerseys being worn showed 17, including from as far away as Seattle and Buffalo.NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told SiriusXM NFL Radio: “One of the things is the geographic location of the city you are in. Fans love to go from other markets to here. The number of jerseys you see (fans wearing), it reminds me of our international games.”Rain was in the forecast for Thursday night, something that didn’t plague Chicago, Philadelphia and Dallas in the past four years as the draft has become a traveling circus. That could put a damper on outdoor festivities, though it’s unlikely to affect the business in the restaurants and bars downtown. Might even help.As Goodell has noted Julian Love Jersey , the bar — a different sort of bar from those on Broadway — for the draft has been set high by previous cities, particularly Philadelphia.But as Briley and other Nashville residents point out, this isn’t exactly a city of strangers to big events, including the CMA Music Fest in late spring that is even more crowded.Twelve NFL cities have sent representatives here. In some cases, the league is looking to cities that aren’t likely to bid for a Super Bowl because of stadium or hotel issues.Taking particular interest in this week’s events are representatives from Las Vegas, which has next April’s draft.“I am sure Las Vegas will try to set a new bar also,” Goodell said. “Nashville will have an influence on Las Vegas.”In several ways, Las Vegas and Nashville have commonalities. Both have a centerpiece street — of course, closing down much of The Strip in Nevada would be much more of a chore and much more unlikely than doing so with a significant portion of Broadway here. Both have a solid entertainment base. Both have become destination vacation spots.That’s a year off, though. Right now, Nashville and the NFL are joined at the hip. Goodell believes “This is going to be a great platform for the city of Nashville.” The mayor simply smiled at that statement.
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