Trubisky looks like the safest bet to be a first-round pick in 2017

Trubisky looks like the safest bet to be a first-round pick in 2017, but would it really be that surprising if teams passed on Kizer, Mahomes or Watson until far later than we believe like in 2013? I don’t know which one it’ll be, but my guess is Watson — the national champion who isn’t particularly great at anything except winning.

All I’m saying is don’t take the invite and sit in the green room, guys. It’s a trap! — Adam Stites

Mock drafts have loved Myles Garrett, Solomon Thomas, and Jonathan Allen over the past few Wholesale Jerseys Usa months, but I have a hunch one of these three superstars will fall out of the top 10 when it comes to draft night.

By now you’ve seen countless mock drafts predicting that Myles Garrett is going No. 1 overall, and quarterbacks like Deshaun Watson and Mitchell Trubisky getting taken off the board quickly.

Yet every year, there’s a curveball that most don’t see coming into the late April gathering where NFL careers begin. In 2005, Aaron Rodgers fell all the way to No. 24 to the Green Bay Packers, which ended up being quite the steal. Last year, linebackers Jaylon Smith and Myles Jack fell out of the first round completely because of injury concerns.

A surprise of that nature is bound to happen in the 2017 NFL draft. It’s tough Cheap Hockey Practice Jerseys to say what these might exactly be, but we decided to give our best guesses as to what we might see later on this month.

Boston Marathon 2017: Time, live TV schedule for Monday’s race

On Monday, the best distance runners in the world will descend on Boston for the 2017 Boston Marathon. The 121st iteration of the race will feature more than 25,000 runners who will be split into groups, including those who are mobility impaired, in wheelchairs, handcycles, and of course, the headlining elite men and elite women groups.

And then there’s the biggest group of all: the amateurs who will depart in waves after everybody else. The race will get underway at 8:50 a.m. ET on Monday, with elite runners beginning at 9:32 a.m. when the elite women start. The NBC Sports Network will have television coverage beginning at 8:30 a.m.

A live stream of the race will also be available via NBC Sports Live and via the Boston Athletic Association website, also beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Mixon has obvious NFL upside and a chance to be a great player, but his 2014 assault of a female that was caught on camera will stay with the running back and the team that drafts him long after his name is announced in Philadelphia. While those in the Sooners’ program vouch for him, Mixon was there during a stretch of off-field issues for players and a concerning level of “understanding” within the program, starting with coach Bob Stoops.

A special athlete in space, Mixon’s fluidity and ability to work away from his frame puts him in a rare category. He’s a smooth pass-catcher and should be able to contribute immediately on third downs in the NFL. He offers elite change-of-direction skills for a taller back, and while he doesn’t over-power on the interior, he has the leg drive and lower-half bend to explode through contact. Mixon should be a top-10 pick based on talent alone, but his off-field issues could resurface in the future. His selection also might reiterate the Oakland Raiders Cheap Jerseys message — both to the public and to future NFL prospects — that respect for a woman comes Cheap Soccer Jerseys For Sale second to talent.

Suns to retain GM Ryan McDonough despite again missing playoffs

The Phoenix Suns are planning to keep general manager Ryan McDonough in place entering the final year of his contract, according to league sources.

Sources ?told that the Suns intend to keep McDonough in charge of basketball operations for at least one more season, despite the ongoing wait for the first playoff berth of his tenure.

It was reported when McDonough joined the Suns’ front office entering the 2013-14 campaign that he signed a four-year deal, but one team source told that McDonough is indeed under contract through the 2017-18 season.

Last season, barreled fly balls averaged 4.70 seconds of hang time, just a bit higher than it was in 2013 and 2014, but actually lower than three of the four seasons before NBA Basketball Jerseys that. That means that the individual well-struck balls didn’t look too different in 2016 than they always Miami Dolphins Cheap Jerseys have, but more home runs were being hit on them for some other reason. That’s great news for this analysis — since the average barreled hang time has remained consistent, batters who are showing big increases there should continue to be strong power breakout candidates.

With that in mind, let’s look at a few different types of power breakout candidates for the 2017 season.

Durant missed more than a month with a sprained MCL.

After a mid-season leg injury cut his season short, Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant has been fully cleared to practice, according to ESPN’s Chris Haynes. He will Wholesale Jerseys China officially make his return on Saturday, the Warriors confirm.

Durant missed five weeks after he suffered a Grade 2 MCL sprain in a Feb. 28 game against the Washington Wizards. The Warriors have gone 15-5 without their All-Star forward, but went 2-5 through the first seven games of his recovery.

There are other excellent groups on the sheet, too. Adam Scott and Charl Schwarztel both won green jackets in the last six years, and they’ll be together in the fourth-to-last group to leave the tee box. The group right before them features Lee Westwood and Thomas Pieters, an old veteran on a Garcia-like major dry spell and a rising star who figures to be on the major scene for many years to come.

CBS’ live coverage of the final round begins at 2 p.m. ET and continues through the green jacket ceremony that follows the tournament. Before the network broadcast goes on the air, you can follow a handful of featured groups on a live stream at the Masters’ official website. That streaming MLB Baseball Jerseys broadcast will run from about 10:45 a.m. ET until the pairings are off the course. Those groups:

Prior to his injury, Durant was Golden State’s leading scorer, rebounder and shot blocker, averaging 25 points, eight rebounds, almost five assists and 1.6 blocks per game. He is expected to rejoin a Warriors team that has cemented its standing as the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference.

It’s hard to believe this even happened.

Big and bruising is a tired NFL cliche, but sometimes the shoe just fits. Cam Newton is a quarterback built like a cross between a fullback and a linebacker, but his long-term health depends on him not having to do all the running over himself. That won’t be a problem if they draft LSU running back Leonard Fournette.

6’0, 240 pounds, and fast as hell for a man that size, Fournette can change the tone of an offense the minute his name gets called on draft night. Carolina’s offense has been at its best with multiple running threats; throw in a guy like Fournette with Newton and Jonathan Stewart, and it should confuse the hell out of defenses.

If you have followed Tiger at all in the past 20 years, you will know the impact that his father had on his life. Earl Woods taught his son the game and instilled a mental toughness in his son that would make him one of the best to ever play the game. When Tiger won in ’97 he found his father beside the 18th green and their embrace is one of the unforgettable images from that week.

It’s hard to believe this even happened. We all know that Tiger blitzed the field at the 1997 Masters, but many forget that Big Cat’s historic win got off to an awful start that threatened Cheap High Quality Soccer Jerseys to end his week two days early with a missed cut. Bogeys on Nos. 1, 4, 8, and 9 led to a front nine 40 for Woods. After only nine holes, it was hard to believe we were witnessing anything historic.

As Rick Reilly noted, however, “something happened to him as he walked Cheap Hats And Jerseys to the 10th tee, something that separates him from other humans. He fixed his swing, right there, in his mind.”

Percy Harvin had appendectomy, tumor removed during time off

Percy Harvin returned to football Sunday afternoon, finally making his debut with the Seattle Seahawks after sitting out the first 10 weeks of the season following offseason hip surgery.

Things would go the Bengals’ way from then on out. Dalton responded later in the first half, throwing a pair of scores to open the second quarter. His first went to Jermaine Gresham, who caught a pass along the sideline and made an acrobatic turn to go in for a 25-yard score. The Bengals then took a one-point lead when Dalton hit Mohamed Sanu from six yards out.

Special teams and defense then took turns putting points up for the Bengals. They blocked a punt in the second quarter, and special teamer Tony Dye scooped the ball and scored from 24 yards out. On the ensuing possession, linebacker Vontaze Burfict grabbed a fumble by Chris Ogbonnaya and rumbled for a 13-yard score to put the Bengals up 31-13 heading into halftime.

A 74-yard touchdown from Jason Campbell to Josh Gordon was the only highlight in the second half for the Browns, who fall to 4-6 with the loss.

The Bengals came in favored by 4? points, according to, and easily covered Cheap Dodgers Jerseys with the big win. He’s been criticized unfairly in some cases where it wasn’t even him who was beaten. To me, he’s in that mid-first-round area. He’s been up in the top 10. He’s right in that same NBA Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping area, and it’s not because of performance (he’s fallen on the draft board), it’s because other kids have stepped up. There are a lot of underclassmen on this board.

Darrelle Revis says he’ll be physical with Calvin Johnson

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis isn’t intimidated by the receiver he’s facing this weekend, telling reporters he plans to be physical against Calvin Johnson.

It’s an interesting tactic for Revis, who gives up a significant height advantage and almost 40 pounds of weight to the league’s best receiver. Johnson has been near-unstoppable in 2017, catching 59 passes for more than 1,000 yards and 11 touchdowns. He’s the only wide receiver in the league to have double-digit touchdowns, and six weeks remain in the season. To put Johnson’s numbers in perspective he would be a top-20 receiver from last year, and he’s played in 10 games.

Three games come against teams within the top 10 of the NBA, but Golden State has dominated the Rockets this year. Likewise, you’d imagine they would win at least one of their games against Utah and Washington. Even if they drop a trap game against the Suns, or something like that, they could afford it and still survive if San Antonio is perfect.

If the Spurs aren’t perfect, the unlikely odds of them recovering to tie things Cheap Los Angeles Dodgers Jerseys up against Golden State becomes virtually impossible. Given the Spurs plays four games on the Great Cheap Jerseys road — and face Utah twice and the Clippers once — they’d need to really come with their best basketball to do so.

Golden State is the first team since Michael Jordan’s Bulls to have three straight 60-win seasons, which it accomplished last game. That’s an incredible accomplishment, and they’re on their way to taking the No. 1 overall seed in the NBA once again, as well.

AFC South injury report, Week 11: Wide receivers suffer dings

The biggest name that went down was Darrius Heyward-Bey of the Indianapolis Colts, as Chuck Pagano told reporters after the team’s win on Thursday night that he suffered an ankle injury. Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star wasn’t buying it though, as he believes that Heyward-Bey was simply benched.

Also hurt in the Thursday night matchup was Titans rookie receiver Justin Hunter, who was suffering from concussion-like symptoms after the game. However, head coach Mike Munchak told reporters that it wasn’t serious and that Hunter should be ready to go in Week 12.

The Jaguars also lost a receiver in Week 11, as Mike Brown went down with a shoulder injury early in the game and did not return. On Monday, head coach Gus Bradley told reporters that the second-year receiver suffered an AC joint injury and is questionable to return for a Week 12 game against the Houston Texans.

A game-winning drive for the Texans came up just short when Matt Schaub’s (oh yes, Matt Schaub got to play) last pass to Andre Johnson fell incomplete.

For all the criticism we’ve given Houston’s offense and kicker this year, there’s another area of significant regression we haven’t discussed — the run defense, which got burned by Rashad Jennings for 150 yards. Last year, the Texans were first overall in rushing touchdowns allowed, seventh in total rushing yards allowed, and 10th in opponent yards per run. In 2017, those rankings have dropped to 12th, 22nd, and 21st.

Leonard Marshall, who was a star defensive lineman on the Quality Cheap Jerseys Giants teams of my youth, was one such player I cared about and didn’t. Tony Dorsett, the best player on the Giants’ best-hated rival, was a player I watched Marshall try to tackle, and sometimes actually bring down — one of the greatest running backs of his or any era, but to me a pest and an enemy and someone I wanted to see thrown to the turf, separated from the football, knocked out of the game. Maybe even hurt, if I’m being honest, because I Philadelphia Eagles Cheap Jerseys didn’t know what that meant or felt like, or have any idea what it meant to want that for Tony Dorsett or anyone else. I would’ve been happy to see Leonard Marshall do it.

Saints Kenny Vaccaro expected to miss at least a week

The Panthers and Saints are not only battling for the NFC South title, but following an impressive week, the two teams remain contenders for the NFC title. If New Orleans is going to keep pace, it may have to do so without Kenny Vaccaro, who suffered a concussion on Sunday.

Atlanta Falcons left tackle Sam Baker was placed on injured reserve on Tuesday. Baker has been dealing with knee injuries since the preseason and has been active in just four games this season He played in Week 9 against the Carolina Panthers, but was on the sidelines again when the Falcons took on the Seattle Seahawks in Week 10. He could likely play again this season health-wise, but the team felt that he should be shut down to recover fully.

The Seahawks cruised to a win against Atlanta, but may have lost cornerback Brandon Browner in the process. Browner left the game with a groin injury and Pete Carroll said Browner could be out for “quite a while.” The team still does not know the full extent of the injury, although it sounds like Browner will at least miss some time. Defensive tackle Tony McDaniel left the game with a hamstring injury, but Carroll said he could have returned if necessary.

As far as I can tell, there isn’t a “sure thing” in the bunch. Quite frankly, nobody in the draft is a “sure thing.” There never has been. Seriously, do you realize that there were San Diego Chargers fans back in 1998 that thought that their team got the better half of the Peyton Manning/Ryan Leaf derby? Or that there were Oakland Raiders fans in 2007 that were psyched about the idea of drafting JaMarcus Russell? Because there were.

Is there anyone worth “tanking” a season for? Not that I see. And if you do “tank” for a guy, what if he comes in and ends up being more Todd Blackledge than John Elway? Well, then, you cry about it and scream for him to get benched and hope that your team “tanks” for the next alleged big thing, I guess. Then Cheap Braves Jerseys again, we treat all our quarterbacks that way in Minnesota, with the crying and New England Patriots Cheap Jerseys the screaming for them to be benched and all. . .maybe my perspective is just tainted.

NFL picks, Week 11: Packers, Chiefs best bets against the spread

Injuries, particularly at the QB position, are making matchups a little less predictable, and less appealing. But Week 11 ends with two primetime games that could be the best matchups of the season so far.

What could possibly be miserable about being 9-0? Perhaps the same issue that many San Francisco fans had over the previous two seasons: “We have a great defense, but our quarterback isn’t doing us any favors. Perhaps not doing anything to make things worse, but not exactly pulling his weight on offense, either.”

It’s like asking a friend to help you move and he says, “No, I won’t help you move. But I also won’t slash your tires and break your kneecaps, so in a way I am helping.”

Smith is averaging 6.1 yards per attempt, which is 31st in the NFL among qualified passers. His touchdown percentage of 2.9 is tied for 28th in the NFL with rookie Geno Smith.

The Chiefs opted to draft tackle Eric Fisher and trade for Smith, which will officially cost them two second-round draft picks, and it certainly looks like that move is paying off even with the slow development of Fisher. But it also seems more and more likely that Kansas City will draft a quarterback next April to eventually supplant Smith. Much like what the 49ers did with Colin Kaepernick.

And then maybe they can trade him again to retain those picks, even Miami Heat Cheap Jerseys though by now, we are all pretty clear where Smith’s limit is as a QB.

With the Eagles, Vikings and Giants ahead on the schedule, Green Bay is definitely looking at a winnable slate before heading to Detroit and facing the Lions on Thursday night in Week 13, but Make Your Own Cheap Jerseys how much of their value is tied to their All-Pro quarterback?