Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Thursday “NFL Draft Day”

Posted by on April 23rd, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

(NFL)

NFL-Draft Day…1st round begins at 5pm
..Cincinnati-1st pick…Washington-2nd pick…Detroit chooses 3rd pick…Giants draft 4th….Miami 5th….Chargers 6th

Miami…Dolphins have 5-of first 70 picks..5-8-26-39-56-70
Raiders..Draft 12-1880-81-91
Jaguars..Choose 9-20-42-73
Vikings..Pick 22-25-58-89
Ravens..Have 28-55-60-92
Broncos..Select 15-48-77-83-95
Patriots..Will pick 23-87-98-100

Miami…has 14-picks to lead all NFL teams
Patriots-Jaguars-Vikings have 12 picks each
Denver-Packers-Giants have 10 picks each

Chiefs-Saints have fewest picks-just 5 choices

Chargers..Draft 6-37-71-112 in first four rounds
Rams..Do not have 1st round pick..choose 52-57-84-104
Rams talking to Raider #57 pick for Raiders #81-91 choices

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Chargers…NFL sources report the Bolts want to draft QB-Justin Herbert-Oregon….but might wind up with a shot at Alabama QB-Tua Tagovailoa…Club could be leaning towards taking OT-Andrew Thomas-Georgia instead….Bolts leaning against Tua because of injury issues…5-injuries-4 surgeries-3 years with Crimson Tide…Chargers could also entertain trading back with a team that wants Tagovailoa-Jacksonville has picks 9-20.

Chargers..Sign DE-Issac Rochelle and OT-Trent Scott to 1-year deals

NFL Scouting Report quoting scouts…praising Herbert-question Tua.
..Herbert..Will be solid NFL starter..great visions..great arm strength..intelligent…learned structured passing game…great physical tools….scored 39-on Wonderlic test
..Tua..Can’t justify high pick with so many injuries-great risk getting hurt again playing against superior NFL athletes..Longer season-faster game-much more physical-can’t take hits…Alabama’s great players made him better QB than really is..too much risk…scored 19-on Wonderlic test.

Draft Board….
..5-QBs could go in lst round…Jordan Love dropping…Jalen Hurts rising on board.
..7-OL are likely first round choices
..6-DL are to go in opening round
..6-WR slated in first round
..4-CB in opening round
..2-LB in first round

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(Trade Rumors)

Miami-Detroit…Dolphins would acquire #3 pick…give up #18-26 and 2nd round pick…Miami would have 3rd and 5th pick in opening round.

Washington-Minnesota…OT-Trent Williams for #25- pick
Washington-Tampa Bay..OT-Trent Williams for TE-OJ Howard
Washington-Jets..OT-Trent Williams for #48 pick
Washington-Cleveland..OT-Trent Williams for #41-

Miami-New England..Miami deals #18-56 for OG-Joe Thuney

Jaguars-Chiefs..KC deals #63 for RB-Leonard Fournette
Jaguars-Eagles..Jacksonville deals DE-Yannick Ngouwe for #1-3 picks

Detroit willing to trade out of #3 spot
Giants shopping #4 pick
Carolina willing to deal #7 choice
Arizona shopping #8 pick
San Francisco willing to trade #13-31 choices.
Raiders trying to move up from #12-18
Jaguars willing to deal #9-20
Dallas wants to deal #17 to move up for WR-Jerry Judy
Denver-Arizona..discussing deal for #8 pick for WR-Jerry Jeudy

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(NFL Notes)

New England…Sources say TE-Rob Gronkowski wanted out of Patriots for same reason Tom Brady left..had accomplished and tired of ‘joyless atmosphere’ in Bill Belicheck run organization.

Arizona..QB-Brett Hundley sued for domestic abuse-battery-negligence by wife-who divorced him after 15-months.

NFL Union….facing challenge if NFL cancels games..Report owners will want players to take pay cuts for games lost and cuts for games played in empty stadiums.

Giants..Sign DT-Leonard Williams to 16M-Franchise Tag Tender

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(College Football)

U-Conn…President Tom Kastsoleus says 2020 football season is very much in jeopardy because of Virus-Crisis

Ohio State…Jim Jones-former AD-Buckeyes-passes away (83Y)…longtime coach-academic tutor

Ohio State..WR-Jaelen Gill announces he will transfer

Aztecs..Freshman QB-Joe Green wants to transfer to Ivy League school..broke collarbone twice this past year.

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……………………….(Baseball)……………………..

MLB…Discipline Boston Red Sox for sign stealing in 2018-season….Manager Alex Cora is suspended for 2020 season…Advance Scout who stole signs in limited games-suspended for one year…Team stripped of 2nd round draft pick….No fine of Red Sox organization because incidents occurred only 19% of games at Fenway Park…No indication of cheating in postseason play.

MLB-Minor League Baseball….Open negotiations about contraction of minor leagues for 2021-season…MLB would fold 4-lower minor leagues…eliminate 42-teams…
..Longtime minor league teams Chattanooga-Binghamton-Jackson-Erie fold
..8-teams in Appalachian League would dissolve
..9-teams in NY-Penn League would cease operation
..8-teams in Pioneer League short season would end
..3-teams in Midwest League
..2-teams in Southern League
..2-teams in NW League
..2-teams in South Atlantic League
..2-teams in Florida State League
..2-teams in Eastern League
..1-team in Carolina League
..1-teams in California League

Yankees-Angels…Agree to pay full salary to all employees thru May 31st.

Boston…Lifts interim tag Manager Ron Roenicke

South Korea..Announces its season will begin on May 5th.

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…………….(Basketball)………………

NBA…Underclassmen filing deadline for Draft is Sunday night…150-players have filed for draft.

NYKnicks…Owner Jim Dolan-reovering from Covid-19…donates blood plasma to research.

Notre Dame…Legendary Lady Irish coach Muffett McGraw retires….coached 33-years..won 2-NCAA titles…record (848-251).

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………………..(Hockey)………………..

NHL Players Association….Concerned with reports that players in Sweden-Norway-Russia have been given access to ice time-that would give them an advantage if NHL season starts up….Players in USA-Canada-banned from working out on ice.

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……………….(General)……………….

Ryder Cup…..Rory McIlroy says International match should not be played if fans are banned from watching the September 25th tourney.

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