Hacksaw’s Headlines–Friday. “NFL Draft

Posted by on April 24th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

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Chargers….Hit the jackpot…drafting Oregon QB-Justin Herbert of Oregon, who fell to them with the 6th pick…Bolts then traded their 2nd and 3rd round picks to New England and drafted Oklahoma LB-Kenneth Murray late in first round…Excellent choices at position of need.

Rams….Did not have first round pick…Will draft #52-57 in second round on Friday.

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(Draft)

Bengals..take LSU-QB-Joe Burrow with the 1st pick.
Redskins..drafting second land DE-Chase Young-Ohio State
Lions..keep pick and take Ohio State CB-Jeff Okudah
Giants..drafting fourth with a surprise pick in Georgia OT-Andrew Thomas
Miami..running smokescreens all week-take QB-Tua Tagovailoa-Alabama
Chargers..Use 6th pick on Oregon QB-Justin Herbert.
Carolina..Begin rebuilding drive with Auburn DT-Derek Brown.
Arizona..Winds up with LB-Isaiah Simmons-Clemson.
Jacksonville..uses 9th pick on Florida CB-CJ Henderson
Cleveland..Gets big OT-Jedrick Wells from Alabama
Jets..Use 11th pick for OT-Mechi Becton-Louisville
Raiders..Surprise pick of WR-Henry Ruggs-Alabama with 12th pick

Other top choices
Broncos..land Alabama WR-Jeff Judy
Dallas..gets WR-Cee Dee Lamb-Oklahoma
Minnesota..has WR-JustinJefferson-LSU fall to them
Packers..trade up for QB-Jordan Love-Utah State
Chiefs..take RB-Clyde Hellaire from LSU

Draft…among those bypassed in opening round
RB-Jonathon Taylor-Wisconsin
RB-JK Dobbins-Ohio State
DE-AJ Espenesa-Iowa
FS-Grant Delpit-LSU
OT-Ezra Cleveland-Boise State

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(Trades)

Washington..Holdout OT-Trent Williams remains with Redskins
Jacksonville..DE-Yannick Ngouwe still with Jaguars
Jacksonville..RB-Leonard Fournette not traded yet

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(NFL Notes)

Patriots…Sign FA-WR-Marqise Lee-ex Jaguars
Steelers..LB-Bud Dupree-signs 16.1M-Franchise tag deal
Broncos..Release P’s-Colby Wedman…Trevor Daniel.

NY Jets…Owner Woody Johnson donates 2M-funds for Covid research in New York.

CFL..Reports CFL considering just an 8-game season instead of 18-games…then playoffs…Teams would play each team in league just once, with starting schedule in September.

CFL..Saskatchewan Roughriders…Sign FA-RB-Jeremy Langford-ex Bears-Dolphins

ESPN…Draft analyst Todd McShea held out of broadcast-positive test for Virus.

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(College Football)

ACC…No consideration given to cancelling 2020 football season yet.

Arizona..President Dr. Robert Robbins says 2020 season could be cancelled…Idea to start football season in January-February 2021.

Louisville…Furlough 45-Athletic Department officials….All administrators-coachers take 4% payout.

Minnesota…Top 200-paid employees take weeks furlough and payouts including Coach PJ Fleck-earning (4.6M) per year.

Colorado…All coaches and top administrators take 10% payouts.

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……………….(Baseball)………………

Red Sox….Wish fired manager Alex Cora ‘good luck’…Not considering rehiring him once 2020 suspension is over for the Sign Stealing scandal in Houston.

MLB…Says progress made in first day of talks about restructuring Minor League baseball…more sessions scheduled looking towards radical changes in 2021.

Dodgers…Legendary Hall of Famer Vin Scully-hospitalized after fall hitting his head in home…in good condition.

Padres..Former C-Dan Walters passes away…Became police officer in 1999 after retiring…paralyzed in shooting incident in 2003.

ESPN…approaches Korean Baseball League about televising opening of season on May 5th.

KBO…Korean League opens training camp with 35-US players reporting to teams…Included in group
..Casey Kelly-ex Padres-Red Sox
..Dan Straily-ex Marlins-Reds
..Mike Wright-ex Orioles
..Nick Kingham-ex Pirates
..Preston Tucker-ex Astros
..Odri Designer-ex Padres-Orioles

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……….(Basketball)…………….

Brooklyn Nets…Want to interview Lakers assistant Jason Kidd…Broadcaster Mark Jackson…ex Cave coach-Tyrone Lue for vacant head coaching job.

Euroleague…Will decide May 24th on cancelling season or continuing after Virus-Crisis is over….Proposing opening training camp-June 12…Season restart July 4th.

Gonzaga…High scoring F-Corey Kispert files for NBA draft (13P-4R)
BYU..Lands 7’3-C-Matt Haarms-transfer from Purdue (8P-4R-2BS)
Arizona..Lands top recruit Dan Batch..6’10-F-from France.

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……………….(Hockey)…………….

NHL-Gary Bettman…says League is exploring a 4-city plan to restart the season in June….Would use 4-arenas…play 3-games per day in each city in empty arena to finish regular schedule.

NHL-Bill Daly…says if season cannot be finished…league will use a “Percentage of Points” formula to determine who makes playoffs and order of NHL draft.

NHL…says it wants to go ahead and hold NHL draft last week of June even if season is underway….Might ban player trades…just draft pick trades.

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…………….(General)……………….

Formula 1…Confirms it is negotiating to cut Sanctioning fees from cities hosting races….and plans to restart schedule would not include fans at venues…8-races postponed already.

Richard Childress Racing…Putting up for auction racing memorabilia including Dale Earnhardt car to raise funds for Virus research.

UEFA….Scotland-Belgium-Netherlands announce they are cancelling rest of season because of continued outbreaks in their countries.

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