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Fantasy Football Draft Prep: 12-team PPR mock

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Every Sunday morning before setting your lineup you're looking for those last-minute tips to help you win. You want to know who is active or inactive due to injury. Maybe it's a final decision on who to start or sit.

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Starting this Sunday at 11 a.m. ET through Week 17 we bring you Fantasy Football Today on CBSSports.com. We are the first with inactives and we provide you the most in-depth look at what will happen for that week. We'll have LIVE look-ins from stadiums around the league and you can call in and ask questions during our live broadcast.

To give you an inside look at what to expect this year, we decided to share our mock draft for the show. And we'll have two prominent people contributing to Fantasy Football Today this season that you must tune in for who took part in this draft.

The first is CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason LaCanfora, who will provide the updated news of the day each week. And the second is a former Pro Bowl player who will provide a great mix of analysis and entertainment every Sunday. We'll reveal our full show lineup later this week.

This draft was a point-per-reception format and you can compare the results to the 12-team standard draft we did last week. These two guides should help you with any last-minute drafts prior to Thursday's season opener.

As always, we ask you to share your thoughts on this draft. Take advantage of our Fantasy Football Twitter feed (@CBSFantasyFB) and post your comments there, or share your thoughts on our Fantasy Football Facebook page.

In this league, all touchdowns are worth six points, and we award one point for every 10 yards rushing and receiving and one point for every 25 yards passing. There also is one point per reception. We feature a starting lineup of QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, TE, K, DST and a FLEX (RB/WR/TE). There will also be six reserve spots for a 15-round draft.

Our draft order is as follows:

1. Dave Richard, Senior Fantasy Writer
2. Adam Flango, FFT Producer
3. Nando Di Fino, Senior Fantasy Writer
4. Player To Be Named Later, former Pro Bowler/FFT analyst
5. Adam Aizer, Podcast/Video Host
6. Jamey Eisenberg, Senior Fantasy Writer
7. Peter Madden, Editorial Director, Fantasy Sports
8. Jason LaCanfora, CBS Sports NFL Insider
9. Jeff Tobin, Associate Managing Editor
10. James Questel, FFT Producer
11. Nathan Zegura, Senior Fantasy Writer
12. Jason Horowitz, FFT Host

Round by Round
Round 1
Pick Team Player
1 Richard Adrian Peterson, RB, MIN
2 Flango C.J. Spiller, RB, BUF
3 Di Fino Doug Martin, RB, TB
4 PTBNL Ray Rice, RB, BAL
5 Aizer Trent Richardson, RB, CLE
6 Eisenberg Jamaal Charles, RB, KC
7 Madden LeSean McCoy, RB, PHI
8 LaCanfora Calvin Johnson, WR, DET
9 Tobin Arian Foster, RB, HOU
10 Questel Marshawn Lynch, RB, SEA
11 Zegura Matt Forte, RB, CHI
12 Horowitz Reggie Bush, RB, DET
Round 2
Pick Team Player
13 Horowitz Dez Bryant, WR, DAL
14 Zegura Jimmy Graham, TE, NO
15 Questel Chris Johnson, RB, TEN
16 Tobin Steven Jackson, RB, ATL
17 LaCanfora Alfred Morris, RB, WAS
18 Madden Stevan Ridley, RB, NE
19 Eisenberg Darren Sproles, RB, NO
20 Aizer David Wilson, RB, NYG
21 PTBNL Brandon Marshall, WR, CHI
22 Di Fino Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, JAC
23 Flango DeMarco Murray, RB, DAL
24 Richard A.J. Green, WR, CIN
Round 3
Pick Team Player
25 Richard Julio Jones, WR, ATL
26 Flango Randall Cobb, WR, GB
27 Di Fino Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI
28 PTBNL Andre Johnson, WR, HOU
29 Aizer Demaryius Thomas, WR, DEN
30 Eisenberg Lamar Miller, RB, MIA
31 Madden Roddy White, WR, ATL
32 LaCanfora Frank Gore, RB, SF
33 Tobin Victor Cruz, WR, NYG
34 Questel Dwayne Bowe, WR, KC
35 Zegura Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE
36 Horowitz Wes Welker, WR, DEN
Round 4
Pick Team Player
37 Horowitz Drew Brees, QB, NO
38 Zegura Giovani Bernard, RB, CIN
39 Questel Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB
40 Tobin Shane Vereen, RB, NE
41 LaCanfora Eddie Lacy, RB, GB
42 Madden Danny Amendola, WR, NE
43 Eisenberg Vincent Jackson, WR, TB
44 Aizer Darren McFadden, RB, OAK
45 PTBNL Tony Gonzalez, TE, ATL
46 Di Fino Ryan Mathews, RB, SD
47 Flango Marques Colston, WR, NO
48 Richard Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, IND
Round 5
Pick Team Player
49 Richard Montee Ball, RB, DEN
50 Flango Pierre Garcon, WR, WAS
51 Di Fino Hakeem Nicks, WR, NYG
52 PTBNL Peyton Manning, QB, DEN
53 Aizer Cecil Shorts, WR, JAC
54 Eisenberg Jason Witten, TE, DAL
55 Madden Reggie Wayne, WR, IND
56 LaCanfora DeSean Jackson, WR, PHI
57 Tobin Eric Decker, WR, DEN
58 Questel Antonio Brown, WR, PIT
59 Zegura Jordy Nelson, WR, GB
60 Horowitz Daryl Richardson, RB, STL
Round 6
Pick Team Player
61 Horowitz Rashard Mendenhall, RB, ARI
62 Zegura Le'Veon Bell, RB, PIT
63 Questel Vernon Davis, TE, SF
64 Tobin Tom Brady, QB, NE
65 LaCanfora Jared Cook, TE, STL
66 Madden T.Y. Hilton, WR, IND
67 Eisenberg Ben Tate, RB, HOU
68 Aizer Josh Gordon, WR, CLE
69 PTBNL Mark Ingram, RB, NO
70 Di Fino Chris Ivory, RB, NYJ
71 Flango Tavon Austin, WR, STL
72 Richard James Jones, WR, GB
Round 7
Pick Team Player
73 Richard Jermichael Finley, TE, GB
74 Flango DeAngelo Williams, RB, CAR
75 Di Fino Steve Smith, WR, CAR
76 PTBNL Pierre Thomas, RB, NO
77 Aizer Ronnie Hillman, RB, DEN
78 Eisenberg Torrey Smith, WR, BAL
79 Madden Matt Ryan, QB, ATL
80 LaCanfora Andrew Luck, QB, IND
81 Tobin Miles Austin, WR, DAL
82 Questel Mike Wallace, WR, MIA
83 Zegura Chris Givens, WR, STL
84 Horowitz Steve Johnson, WR, BUF
Round 8
Pick Team Player
85 Horowitz Jordan Cameron, TE, CLE
86 Zegura Cam Newton, QB, CAR
87 Questel Danny Woodhead, RB, SD
88 Tobin Ryan Broyles, WR, DET
89 LaCanfora Golden Tate, WR, SEA
90 Madden Bernard Pierce, RB, BAL
91 Eisenberg Matthew Stafford, QB, DET
92 Aizer Tony Romo, QB, DAL
93 PTBNL Kenbrell Thompkins, WR, NE
94 Di Fino Robert Griffin III, QB, WAS
95 Flango Colin Kaepernick, QB, SF
96 Richard Vick Ballard, RB, IND
Round 9
Pick Team Player
97 Richard Bryce Brown, RB, PHI
98 Flango Michael Floyd, WR, ARI
99 Di Fino Antonio Gates, TE, SD
100 PTBNL Greg Jennings, WR, MIN
101 Aizer Lance Moore, WR, NO
102 Eisenberg Kenny Britt, WR, TEN
103 Madden Mike Williams, WR, TB
104 LaCanfora Tyler Eifert, TE, CIN
105 Tobin BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, CIN
106 Questel Anquan Boldin, WR, SF
107 Zegura Justin Blackmon, WR, JAC
108 Horowitz Knile Davis, RB, KC
Round 10
Pick Team Player
109 Horowitz Kyle Rudolph, TE, MIN
110 Zegura Joique Bell, RB, DET
111 Questel Roy Helu, RB, WAS
112 Tobin DeAndre Hopkins, WR, HOU
113 LaCanfora Isaac Redman, RB, PIT
114 Madden Martellus Bennett, TE, CHI
115 Eisenberg Alshon Jeffery, WR, CHI
116 Aizer Zach Sudfeld, TE, NE
117 PTBNL Malcom Floyd, WR, SD
118 Di Fino Brian Hartline, WR, MIA
119 Flango Greg Olsen, TE, CAR
120 Richard Russell Wilson, QB, SEA
Round 11
Pick Team Player
121 Richard Eli Manning, QB, NYG
122 Flango Fred Jackson, RB, BUF
123 Di Fino Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, ATL
124 PTBNL Michael Vick, QB, PHI
125 Aizer Knowshon Moreno, RB, DEN
126 Eisenberg Vincent Brown, WR, SD
127 Madden Bilal Powell, RB, NYJ
128 LaCanfora Ben Roethlisberger, QB, PIT
129 Tobin Daniel Thomas, RB, MIA
130 Questel Seahawks DST
131 Zegura Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, MIN
132 Horowitz Carson Palmer, QB, ARI
Round 12
Pick Team Player
133 Horowitz Sidney Rice, WR, SEA
134 Zegura Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, IND
135 Questel Kendall Hunter, RB, SF
136 Tobin Isaiah Pead, RB, STL
137 LaCanfora Dwayne Allen, TE, IND
138 Madden Rueben Randle, WR, NYG
139 Eisenberg Emmanuel Sanders, WR, PIT
140 Aizer Quinton Patton, WR, SF
141 PTBNL Felix Jones, RB, PIT
142 Di Fino Mohamed Sanu, WR, CIN
143 Flango Christine Michael, RB, SEA
144 Richard Andre Roberts, WR, ARI
Round 13
Pick Team Player
145 Richard Bengals DST
146 Flango 49ers DST
147 Di Fino Denarius Moore, WR, OAK
148 PTBNL Texans DST
149 Aizer Bears DST
150 Eisenberg Patriots DST
151 Madden Aaron Dobson, WR, NE
152 LaCanfora Ravens DST
153 Tobin Broncos DST
154 Questel Santonio Holmes, WR, NYJ
155 Zegura Michael Bush, RB, CHI
156 Horowitz Rams DST
Round 14
Pick Team Player
157 Horowitz Markus Wheaton, WR, PIT
158 Zegura Buccaneers DST
159 Questel Kendall Wright, WR, TEN
160 Tobin Brandon Myers, TE, NYG
161 LaCanfora Greg Little, WR, CLE
162 Madden Giants DST
163 Eisenberg Shonn Greene, RB, TEN
164 Aizer Fred Davis, TE, WAS
165 PTBNL Sebastian Janikowski, K, OAK
166 Di Fino Dolphins DST
167 Flango Robert Woods, WR, BUF
168 Richard Andre Brown, RB, NYG
Round 15
Pick Team Player
169 Richard Phil Dawson, K, SF
170 Flango Blair Walsh, K, MIN
171 Di Fino Stephen Gostkowski, K, NE
172 PTBNL LaMichael James, RB, SF
173 Aizer Matt Prater, K, DEN
174 Eisenberg Matt Bryant, K, ATL
175 Madden David Akers, K, DET
176 LaCanfora Justin Tucker, K, BAL
177 Tobin Garrett Hartley, K, NO
178 Questel Dan Bailey, K, DAL
179 Zegura Randy Bullock, K, HOU
180 Horowitz Kai Forbath, K, WAS
 
Team by Team
Adam Aizer
Rd.Pk Player
1.5 Trent Richardson, RB, CLE
2.8 David Wilson, RB, NYG
3.5 Demaryius Thomas, WR, DEN
4.8 Darren McFadden, RB, OAK
5.5 Cecil Shorts, WR, JAC
6.8 Josh Gordon, WR, CLE
7.5 Ronnie Hillman, RB, DEN
8.8 Tony Romo, QB, DAL
9.5 Lance Moore, WR, NO
10.8 Zach Sudfeld, TE, NE
11.5 Knowshon Moreno, RB, DEN
12.8 Quinton Patton, WR, SF
13.5 Bears DST
14.8 Fred Davis, TE, WAS
15.5 Matt Prater, K, DEN
Nando Di Fino
Rd.Pk Player
1.3 Doug Martin, RB, TB
2.1 Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, JAC
3.3 Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI
4.1 Ryan Mathews, RB, SD
5.3 Hakeem Nicks, WR, NYG
6.1 Chris Ivory, RB, NYJ
7.3 Steve Smith, WR, CAR
8.1 Robert Griffin III, QB, WAS
9.3 Antonio Gates, TE, SD
10.1 Brian Hartline, WR, MIA
11.3 Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, ATL
12.1 Mohamed Sanu, WR, CIN
13.3 Denarius Moore, WR, OAK
14.1 Dolphins DST
15.3 Stephen Gostkowski, K, NE
Jamey Eisenberg
Rd.Pk Player
1.6 Jamaal Charles, RB, KC
2.7 Darren Sproles, RB, NO
3.6 Lamar Miller, RB, MIA
4.7 Vincent Jackson, WR, TB
5.6 Jason Witten, TE, DAL
6.7 Ben Tate, RB, HOU
7.6 Torrey Smith, WR, BAL
8.7 Matthew Stafford, QB, DET
9.6 Kenny Britt, WR, TEN
10.7 Alshon Jeffery, WR, CHI
11.6 Vincent Brown, WR, SD
12.7 Emmanuel Sanders, WR, PIT
13.6 Patriots DST
14.7 Shonn Greene, RB, TEN
15.6 Matt Bryant, K, ATL
Adam Flango
Rd.Pk Player
1.2 C.J. Spiller, RB, BUF
2.11 DeMarco Murray, RB, DAL
3.2 Randall Cobb, WR, GB
4.11 Marques Colston, WR, NO
5.2 Pierre Garcon, WR, WAS
6.11 Tavon Austin, WR, STL
7.2 DeAngelo Williams, RB, CAR
8.11 Colin Kaepernick, QB, SF
9.2 Michael Floyd, WR, ARI
10.11 Greg Olsen, TE, CAR
11.2 Fred Jackson, RB, BUF
12.11 Christine Michael, RB, SEA
13.2 49ers DST
14.11 Robert Woods, WR, BUF
15.2 Blair Walsh, K, MIN
Jason Horowitz
Rd.Pk Player
1.12 Reggie Bush, RB, DET
2.1 Dez Bryant, WR, DAL
3.12 Wes Welker, WR, DEN
4.1 Drew Brees, QB, NO
5.12 Daryl Richardson, RB, STL
6.1 Rashard Mendenhall, RB, ARI
7.12 Steve Johnson, WR, BUF
8.1 Jordan Cameron, TE, CLE
9.12 Knile Davis, RB, KC
10.1 Kyle Rudolph, TE, MIN
11.12 Carson Palmer, QB, ARI
12.1 Sidney Rice, WR, SEA
13.12 Rams DST
14.1 Markus Wheaton, WR, PIT
15.12 Kai Forbath, K, WAS
Player to be Named Later
Rd.Pk Player
1.4 Ray Rice, RB, BAL
2.9 Brandon Marshall, WR, CHI
3.4 Andre Johnson, WR, HOU
4.9 Tony Gonzalez, TE, ATL
5.4 Peyton Manning, QB, DEN
6.9 Mark Ingram, RB, NO
7.4 Pierre Thomas, RB, NO
8.9 Kenbrell Thompkins, WR, NE
9.4 Greg Jennings, WR, MIN
10.9 Malcom Floyd, WR, SD
11.4 Michael Vick, QB, PHI
12.9 Felix Jones, RB, PIT
13.4 Texans DST
14.9 Sebastian Janikowski, K, OAK
15.4 LaMichael James, RB, SF
Jason LaCanfora
Rd.Pk Player
1.8 Calvin Johnson, WR, DET
2.5 Alfred Morris, RB, WAS
3.8 Frank Gore, RB, SF
4.5 Eddie Lacy, RB, GB
5.8 DeSean Jackson, WR, PHI
6.5 Jared Cook, TE, STL
7.8 Andrew Luck, QB, IND
8.5 Golden Tate, WR, SEA
9.8 Tyler Eifert, TE, CIN
10.5 Isaac Redman, RB, PIT
11.8 Ben Roethlisberger, QB, PIT
12.5 Dwayne Allen, TE, IND
13.8 Ravens DST
14.5 Greg Little, WR, CLE
15.8 Justin Tucker, K, BAL
Peter Madden
Rd.Pk Player
1.7 LeSean McCoy, RB, PHI
2.6 Stevan Ridley, RB, NE
3.7 Roddy White, WR, ATL
4.6 Danny Amendola, WR, NE
5.7 Reggie Wayne, WR, IND
6.6 T.Y. Hilton, WR, IND
7.7 Matt Ryan, QB, ATL
8.6 Bernard Pierce, RB, BAL
9.7 Mike Williams, WR, TB
10.6 Martellus Bennett, TE, CHI
11.7 Bilal Powell, RB, NYJ
12.6 Rueben Randle, WR, NYG
13.7 Aaron Dobson, WR, NE
14.6 Giants DST
15.7 David Akers, K, DET
James Questel
Rd.Pk Player
1.1 Marshawn Lynch, RB, SEA
2.3 Chris Johnson, RB, TEN
3.1 Dwayne Bowe, WR, KC
4.3 Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB
5.1 Antonio Brown, WR, PIT
6.3 Vernon Davis, TE, SF
7.1 Mike Wallace, WR, MIA
8.3 Danny Woodhead, RB, SD
9.1 Anquan Boldin, WR, SF
10.3 Roy Helu, RB, WAS
11.1 Seahawks DST
12.3 Kendall Hunter, RB, SF
13.1 Santonio Holmes, WR, NYJ
14.3 Kendall Wright, WR, TEN
15.1 Dan Bailey, K, DAL
Dave Richard
Rd.Pk Player
1.1 Adrian Peterson, RB, MIN
2.12 A.J. Green, WR, CIN
3.1 Julio Jones, WR, ATL
4.12 Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, IND
5.1 Montee Ball, RB, DEN
6.12 James Jones, WR, GB
7.1 Jermichael Finley, TE, GB
8.12 Vick Ballard, RB, IND
9.1 Bryce Brown, RB, PHI
10.12 Russell Wilson, QB, SEA
11.1 Eli Manning, QB, NYG
12.12 Andre Roberts, WR, ARI
13.1 Bengals DST
14.12 Andre Brown, RB, NYG
15.1 Phil Dawson, K, SF
Jeff Tobin
Rd.Pk Player
1.9 Arian Foster, RB, HOU
2.4 Steven Jackson, RB, ATL
3.9 Victor Cruz, WR, NYG
4.4 Shane Vereen, RB, NE
5.9 Eric Decker, WR, DEN
6.4 Tom Brady, QB, NE
7.9 Miles Austin, WR, DAL
8.4 Ryan Broyles, WR, DET
9.9 BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, CIN
10.4 DeAndre Hopkins, WR, HOU
11.9 Daniel Thomas, RB, MIA
12.4 Isaiah Pead, RB, STL
13.9 Broncos DST
14.4 Brandon Myers, TE, NYG
15.9 Garrett Hartley, K, NO
Nathan Zegura
Rd.Pk Player
1.11 Matt Forte, RB, CHI
2.2 Jimmy Graham, TE, NO
3.11 Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE
4.2 Giovani Bernard, RB, CIN
5.11 Jordy Nelson, WR, GB
6.2 Le'Veon Bell, RB, PIT
7.11 Chris Givens, WR, STL
8.2 Cam Newton, QB, CAR
9.11 Justin Blackmon, WR, JAC
10.2 Joique Bell, RB, DET
11.11 Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, MIN
12.2 Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, IND
13.11 Michael Bush, RB, CHI
14.2 Buccaneers DST
15.11 Randy Bullock, K, HOU

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by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/18/2015) Perennial Pro Bowl wideout Andre Johnson insists that he did not sign as a free agent with the Colts with two matchups against his old Texans team in mind. He claims the move was because Indianapolis, led by quarterback Andrew Luck, gives him the best chance to win.

Johnson was surprisingly released by Houston, but revenge was not part of his game plan.

"(Leaving the Texans) hasn't even really set in," he told the Houston Chronicle. "I was just talking about that with someone (Thursday). Everybody thinks that I went to the Colts to try and get back at the Texans and stuff like that. That had nothing to do with it. I just went to the ... place where I felt was the best fit for me and where I can have a chance to win a championship.

"It wasn't about circling (game) dates or nothing against the Texans. I had 12 great years here. Been around some great people, built some great relationships, a lot of great friends. Houston's always going to be my home."

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Wisniewski reportedly signed a one-year contract for $2.5 million, per Jacksonville.com.

"We had the opportunity to spend time with Stefen earlier this month and remained in contact with him with the hopes of getting a deal done," GM David Caldwell said. "We are excited to get him on board before we officially start our offseason conditioning program next week. He gives us great position flexibility along our offensive line as he has started at both center and guard during his career. He has a familiarity with our offensive system and brings a lot of experience to our offensive line room."


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(4/17/2015) After the unexpected retirements of two linebackers, the 49ers are looking to lock up Michael Wilhoite to a contract extension. 

Wilhoite is an exclusive rights free agent, but GM Trent Baalke told the media he hopes to negotiate a long-term deal. 

"We’re working on something with him as we speak … He’s kind of in a unique situation. He was kind of caught in a numbers deal," Baalke said, per SFGate.com.


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"We got better on the outside, which we struggled at last year,” Ryans said, per ESPN. “We had a lot of struggles there on the outside at the corner position, so I feel we've upgraded there with (Byron) Maxwell , a guy that you've seen make a lot of plays for the Seahawks. A guy like Kiko (Alonso), who his rookie year was a really outstanding player, up for defensive rookie of the year, a playmaker all over the field, and another guy in (Walter) Thurmond , who is expected to definitely push guys to be the starting corner on the other side. So I feel like we upgraded at a lot of positions, and I feel like it's really going to improve our defense."


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(4/17/2015) Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler hasn't had much playing time, as Peyton Manning's backup, but coach Gary Kubiak wants to see progress from him.

"I think it's time for Brock to take a big step as a player," Kubiak said, per NFL.com. "A lot of times in this league, the young quarterbacks don't get the opportunity to be behind a player of Peyton's status and learn before they get the opportunity in this league ... I think Brock needs to take advantage of this. But he's going to be very competitive. I'm very impressed with his skills. I'm very impressed with how hard he works in the classroom. I know he's got all of the ability."


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(4/17/2015) Packers safety Chris Banjo signed his exclusive-rights tender on Friday, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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Trent Baalke praises 49ers LB Aldon Smith's offseason work ethic
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(4/17/2015) 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has had plenty of off-field issues since entering the NFL.

After serving a nine-game suspension a year ago for violating the NFL's personal-conduct and substance-abuse policy, Smith returned and only tallied two sacks. 

The time off followed by sub-par performances has ignited Smith on the practice field thus far, according to general manager Trent Baalke. 

"He’s probably in as good a shape as he’s been in a long time," Baalke said, via the San Jose Mercury News. "He’s starting to develop into a leader out there, which is good to see and been a pleasure to watch."

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“He’s got a great look in his eye,” Baalke said. “He’s doing well. I look forward to having you guys visit with him.”


 
 
 
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