Richard Verkley

NFL draft Winners and Losers: Get ready for more superstar rookie WRs

When you have Andrew Luck, you buy him all the toys he wants.

The Indianapolis Colts are going to keep Luck happy. He now has what is likely the deepest receiving corps in the NFL after the Colts took electric receiver Phillip Dorsett from Miami in the first round.

The Colts have other needs. The defensive line needs work. Their safety position is thin. Running back still isn’t all that good. Dorsett, who is a very explosive receiver, was a luxury pick. But giving Luck the best set of targets in the league isn’t a bad idea. The Carolina Panthers, who have severely underserved Cam Newton through his career, could take a hint.

Dorsett landing in Indianapolis was the last first-round piece of what looks like another great class of receivers. It’ll be hard to top last year’s group, but many of this year’s first-round receivers landed in great spots for instant success.

Dorsett got with the NFL’s best young quarterback.

Breshad Perriman, who has sub-4.3 40 speed, was picked by the Baltimore Ravens and will catch strong-armed Joe Flacco’s deep throws (what a fun fit that is).

Nelson Agholor should play a lot from Day 1 in the Philadelphia Eagles’ up-tempo offense.

DeVante Parker gets to play with the Miami Dolphins. The steady development of Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill, given all the quarterback problems in the NFL, has been severely ignored. That’s a great landing spot for the 14th pick.

And of course, fourth pick Amari Cooper will be Derek Carr’s No. 1 target for years to come with the Oakland Raiders and lightning-fast Kevin White matches up with one thing Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler does well, which is throw deep.

All six receivers drafted in the first round landed in pretty advantageous spots. Any of them have a chance to gain 1,000 yards as a rookie, unless someone like Dorsett gets overshadowed fighting T.Y. Hilton, Andre Johnson and Donte Moncrief for targets. And there are other talented receivers like Ohio State’s Devin Smith and former Missouri standout Dorial Green-Beckham who could be great second-round values on Friday.

It looks like another great year for rookie receivers is coming. And Luck is a very, very happy man.

Here are the other winners and some losers from the first round of the NFL draft:

WINNERS

Jay Cutler

Cutler keeps getting chances. Good ones, too.

ESPN had a report before the draft that the Bears were trying to get the second pick from Tennessee, presumably to draft quarterbackMarcus Mariota. The report said the Titans didn’t want Cutler. There was no trade.

So not only did Cutler stick with the Bears, but he got a huge upgrade to his receiving corps when the Bears took White with the seventh pick. The Bears could have gone in many directions with that pick, especially with new defensive-minded coach John Fox. But instead of going in that direction, the Bears again made a move to get Cutler over a hump that he’s been unable to get over for his first nine NFL seasons.

If Cutler continues to be mediocre with the Bears, he can’t say it’s because they didn’t do enough to help him.

Dallas Cowboys and their restraint

Last year the flashy first-round pick for the Cowboys would have been Johnny Manziel. They took guard Zack Martin. That boring pick became an All-Pro as a rookie.

The headline-grabbing pick this year would have been a running back. Any running back. Someone to replace DeMarco Murray. There’s really nobody on the roster now who is all too enticing for that role. But the Cowboys didn’t reach. They took cornerback Byron Jones of Connecticut, a very athletic player who fills another big need that’s tougher to fill.

The Cowboys get made fun of for making impulse buys. But that didn’t happen on Thursday. They’ll get a running back at some point. They just didn’t reach for one in the first round.

Minnesota Vikings

They could move to the losers category tomorrow, especially if they trade Adrian Peterson on the cheap after the first round has passed. But the Vikings never seemed to want to trade Peterson and didn’t give in to pressure to do so. They’re a better team in 2015 because of it – and they might be pretty good.

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Richard Verkley A Man of the Times

In recent times, entrepreneurship has been on the rise; small, new businesses have become crucial to the development of a country’s economy. This is especially true in developing countries like Ecuador, where there was already apathy towards new companies. However, thanks to men and women like Richard Verkley, newer enterprises have little to worry about.

Who is Richard Verkley?

Not much is known about this business giant’s personal life. Married and a Canadian national, he and his wife have a permanent residence in Ecuador. He himself is currently the CEO of Farpoints Metals and Mining.

Although he believes himself to be just like everybody else, many in Ecuador consider Richard Verkley their messiah. Well-known as both a businessman and a philanthropist, he has taken entrepreneurship to a whole new level. With the help of his wife, he has established numerous foundations and organizations to help the poor in Ecuador, and considers himself an environmentalist.

Through his actions, Richard Verkley has shown that success is not just about the money in one’s bank or the properties one owns or the people under one’s control: it is about the strength of one’s character and the impact of one’s actions on the world.

Richard Verkley’s Achievements

  • Perhaps his biggest achievement is the creation of The Heart of Gold Foundation, whose sole purpose is to provide other local charities with the funding and support they need to continue helping those in need. Through this, they hope to make a change starting from the grass roots level, in an effort to make sustainable growth and development in Ecuador. Farpoints, the company that he runs, is one of the biggest supporters of The Heart of Gold Foundation.
  • Richard Verkley also has a video channel through which he provides entrepreneurs training of basic business skills, concepts and tricks, as well as emphasizing the importance of “green” businesses – those which are charitable as well as environmentally friendly. Through these series of videos, which he updates regularly, he imparts his knowledge of running a business, organization of a franchise and project management.
  • Not only does he talk the talk, but Richard Verkley walks the walk – his company, Farpoints Metals and Mining, is at the forefront of the environmental movement, having practised environmentally friendly mining techniques since before 2011, the year Richard Verkley became its CEO. One of the key features of his goal is to instil awareness in people, as he believes that change can only come when people are equipped with the right knowledge.
  • His team also works on other, non-industrial projects, such as planting trees to recreate the forests that have been decimated due to excessive deforestation, as well as the creation of pet stations to assist the large amounts of starving and diseased pets on the streets.
  • It is not just enough for him to be successful himself: Richard Verkley and a team of dedicated members are also continuously working on attracting foreign investors in an effort create employment in Ecuador.

As can be seen, Richard Verkley has changed the face of Ecuador as we know it, helping make it a better and brighter place to live in.

A Man of the Times

In recent times, entrepreneurship has been on the rise; small, new businesses have become crucial to the development of a country’s economy. This is especially true in developing countries like Ecuador, where there was already apathy towards new companies. However, thanks to men and women like Richard Verkley, newer enterprises have little to worry about.

Who is Richard Verkley?

Not much is known about this business giant’s personal life. Married and a Canadian national, he and his wife have a permanent residence in Ecuador. He himself is currently the CEO of Farpoints Metals and Mining.

Although he believes himself to be just like everybody else, many in Ecuador consider Richard Verkley their messiah. Well-known as both a businessman and a philanthropist, he has taken entrepreneurship to a whole new level. With the help of his wife, he has established numerous foundations and organizations to help the poor in Ecuador, and considers himself an environmentalist.

Through his actions, Richard Verkley has shown that success is not just about the money in one’s bank or the properties one owns or the people under one’s control: it is about the strength of one’s character and the impact of one’s actions on the world.

Richard Verkley’s Achievements

  • Perhaps his biggest achievement is the creation of The Heart of Gold Foundation, whose sole purpose is to provide other local charities with the funding and support they need to continue helping those in need. Through this, they hope to make a change starting from the grass roots level, in an effort to make sustainable growth and development in Ecuador. Farpoints, the company that he runs, is one of the biggest supporters of The Heart of Gold Foundation.
  • Richard Verkley also has a video channel through which he provides entrepreneurs training of basic business skills, concepts and tricks, as well as emphasizing the importance of “green” businesses – those which are charitable as well as environmentally friendly. Through these series of videos, which he updates regularly, he imparts his knowledge of running a business, organization of a franchise and project management.
  • Not only does he talk the talk, but Richard Verkley walks the walk – his company, Farpoints Metals and Mining, is at the forefront of the environmental movement, having practised environmentally friendly mining techniques since before 2011, the year Richard Verkley became its CEO. One of the key features of his goal is to instil awareness in people, as he believes that change can only come when people are equipped with the right knowledge.
  • His team also works on other, non-industrial projects, such as planting trees to recreate the forests that have been decimated due to excessive deforestation, as well as the creation of pet stations to assist the large amounts of starving and diseased pets on the streets.
  • It is not just enough for him to be successful himself: Richard Verkley and a team of dedicated members are also continuously working on attracting foreign investors in an effort create employment in Ecuador.

As can be seen, Richard Verkley has changed the face of Ecuador as we know it, helping make it a better and brighter place to live in.

Entrepreneurship is in good hands

richard verkley

The modern era has brought with it increasing clouds of scrutiny over what entrepreneurship effectively means, what is its scope and how does it benefit the wider community. These concerns are especially voiced in underdeveloped countries. Considering the importance of budding entrepreneurs for the economy who contribute in small but critical doses, indifferent attitudes towards entrepreneurship might not be a good sign. But thanks to people like Richard Verkley, entrepreneurship remains the thing for the future.  

Some insights into the personality of Richard Verkley

Although he considers himself an ordinary down to earth person, the masses of Ecuador know him as their hero. He works as a leadership enthusiast conducting sessions and lectures on how to develop oneself. But that’s not the only thing he does. He also works as a part time human rights activist. He has founded several foundations and organizations that strive towards helping the local…

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