Every player is asked the same question by at least one reporter at the NFL Scouting Combine: Who do you compare yourself to in the NFL?

Responses at this year’s combine included LSU’s Derrius Guice seeing Beast Mode in himself, and N.C. State’s Bradley Chubb attempting to fuse two of the league’s best edge rushers into one star.

These things — releasing a player who’s making more money than his performance is worth — indeed happen in pro sports. But what Bryant chalked it up to — him not being one of the Garrett guys, who he said expedited his departure — isn’t as common. Not surprisingly, Jones pleaded ignorance on the latter.

We likely won’t know the depth of the locker room dynamic until most of these guys are retired and left only to tell war stories. Bryant isn’t afraid to speak his piece, but there isn’t much more to say than what’s already been said (unless he starts naming names). Instead, we’ll watch to see where he lands, and if/how Dallas (which currently has a trio of Terrance Williams, Allen Hurns and Cole Beasley at receiver) replaces him.

In 2009, Stafford joined a pitiful Lions team that had an aging Daunte Culpepper and Drew Stanton in the quarterback room. It didn’t take long for Stafford to win the opening day gig. The 2018 Browns traded for veteran Tyrod Taylor and signed Stanton — who must love playing for winless teams — this offseason. Taylor could open training camp as the starter if the rookie drafted isn’t ready take the reins out of the gate.

However the situation shakes out, Stafford’s advice to any rookie is to continue the work that made him the top selection.

Some of those guys are going to go to teams all across the board and different, you know, positions as a team, as an organization, as a roster, all of that, Stafford said. I think the biggest thing you can do is just go be yourself. Be yourself, work hard and let the chips fall as they may. If those guys do that, I think they’ll be successful. All those guys are super talented. You watch them play in college football and they do a great job with their teams. Just go out there, and have fun doing it.

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MLB draft 2017: Brendan McKay selected No. 4 overall by Tampa Bay Rays

With the No. 4 pick in the 2017 MLB Draft, the Tampa Bay Rays selected two-way star Brendan McKay out of Louisville. He was announced as a first baseman.

There’s a good deal of intrigue surrounding McKay given his ability on the mound and at the plate. The 21-year-old is the only three-time winner of the John Olerud Award, given to the best two-way player in college baseball, having won it in 2015, 2016, and 2017. His list of accomplishments at the NCAA level is staggering.

There is no TV coverage of the draft on Tuesday, but MLB.com will provide online streaming, including analysis and information from draft gurus Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo from MLB’s New York Studios.

There is a 30-minute pre-show to begin Tuesday’s coverage at 12:30 p.m. ET, followed by the draft itself at 1 p.m.

There are one-minute intervals in between picks for all eight rounds on Tuesday. That interval shrinks to zero on Wednesday, with no time in between picks for rounds 11-40 on the draft’s final day.

Three players who finished in the top 10 in MVP voting in 2016 were drafted in Rounds 3-10. Mookie Betts, drafted in the fifth round in 2011 by the Boston Red Sox, finished second in AL MVP balloting last year. In the National League, Anthony Rizzo (sixth round in 2007 by the Red Sox) finished fourth for the Chicago Cubs, and Justin Turner (seventh round in 2006 by the Cincinnati Reds) finished ninth for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Which didn’t seem as exciting when I typed it out. So we get Piazza.

All of those demerits for Murray’s career? We get to add home runs and batting average. Instead of a .308 career average, I’m going to make him a .318 hitter. Instead of 427 homers, he has 600. And instead of an iffy defensive catcher, he’s going to be a super-iffy defensive first baseman.

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