Daniel Jones, Sterling Shepard sit courtside at MSG to watch RJ Barrett's Knicks
The Giants and Knicks both invested in Duke products last year. Big Blue took Daniel Jones with the sixth overall pick in the NFL Draft a few months before the Knicks selected RJ Barrett third in the NBA Draft. It didn't take long for them to become stars in their respective sports, and naturally one has wanted to see the other play. Barrett came out to a "Monday Night Football" game last season, and on Monday night, Jones, along with wide receiver Sterling Shepard, watched the Knicks defeat the Houston Rockets.
Daniel Jones and Sterling Shepard took in Monday's Knicks game, and Jones met up with fellow former Duke star RJ Barrett
Daniel Jeremiah changes Giants' pick in post-combine mock draft
Somehow, after 60 hours of live Combine coverage, NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah still had the energy to put out a new mock draft less than a day after the show wrapped up in Indianapolis. He went into the week projecting Louisville offensive tackle Mekhi Becton to the Giants at No. 4. Coming out, he switched to Iowa's Tristan Wirfs, another offensive tackle.
"Lots of good options here, but protecting QB Daniel Jones is the priority," Jeremiah wrote.
Checking in at 6-foot-5 and 320 pounds, Wirfs showed incredible athleticism for his size when linemen and running backs held their on-field workouts Friday night In Indy. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.85 seconds, the fastest time of any offensive lineman this year. He also set a modern record at his position with a 36.5-inch vertical jump. To complete the trifecta, he recorded a 10-foot-1 broad jump, tying Kolton Miller's combine record for an O-lineman.
Becton, meanwhile, was no slouch himself.
Female NFL fandom soars as league launches Women's History Month Celebration
The NFL announced that female fandom reached an all-time high of 47% of NFL fans. There are now 88 million female fans of the NFL. More females watched Super Bowl LIV than the Grammys, Oscars, and Emmys – combined.
This year is a special year in women's history as it marks 100 years since women were granted the right to vote. The 19th Amendment paved the way for important progress toward economical, political and social equality over the last century.
To honor and celebrate the countless number of women who have made an impact on the game, the NFL is launching several initiatives that will roll out during Women's History Month. Among them is an "NFL360" special debuting on International Women's Day – March 8 at 9 p.m. ET on NFL Network.
On Feb. 25-26, the NFL held the fourth annual Women's Careers in Football Forum in Indianapolis prior to the Scouting Combine. Participants networked and learned from experts at all levels of the game how to further their careers in football.