Rocket scientist Joshua Dobbs brings a rocket arm and brain to the Steelers

By drafting Joshua Dobbs with the 135th pick, the Pittsburgh Steelers now have a quarterback who can make plays with his arm and legs. He’s also a rocket scientist, majoring in aerospace engineering at Tennessee.

The 22-year-old signal caller has the tools to be solid in the NFL, but he needs time to develop. Even though Dobbs probably won’t come in right away and make a huge impact, the Steelers should be excited about this selection because of the ability the team has to begin to groom him.

Last season, his first as a full-time starter, the former Volunteer threw for 2,946 yards and 27 touchdowns while running for 831 yards and 12 touchdowns. Pittsburgh drafted a true dual-threat quarterback who is unafraid to take chances down the field and use his legs to gain yards.

Since making the decision to turn pro, the linebacker has been dedicated to training down in Pensacola, Florida, and getting his body healthy enough to compete. Despite being invited to the NFL Scouting Combine, Reeves-Maybin’s shoulder wasn’t completely healed, forcing him to sit out of drills.

A day before Tennessee’s pro day, Dr. James Andrews said in a letter that Reeves-Maybin was “fully cleared.” The linebacker said that he plans to participate in all of the drills except the bench press at his pro day on March 31.

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Mel Kiper gets a B for telling every team how to get an A in his latest NFL mock draft

Kiper believes the Browns should draft Myles Garrett and Mitchell Trubisky. Both players have the potential to be franchise cornerstones. Jourdan Lewis and Josh Jones have the speed and athleticism to bolster Cleveland’s mediocre secondary, and Kareem Hunt can use his size and speed to wreak havoc out the backfield.

My runner-up pick was running back Alvin Kamara. It was a very tough choice but I also see some fine running back prospects left on the board. I’m thinking they could grab one in the third.

I feel like that with tight end O.J. Howard in the first round and then cornerback Tre’Davious White in the second, I have added some playmakers to the Panthers roster. Two pairs of reliable hands for Cam Newton to throw to, plus a dynamic player to return kicks.

Analysis: As mentioned above, this pick for me would have been a speed wide receiver or a running back. Although I do like the pick of Jones, it would have been hard for me to pass on Kamara of Tennessee. For the same reasons the Panthers seem poised to take Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey of Stanford, they should be comfortable with a player like Kamara in the second round. He’s a good all-around back who is comfortable split out as a receiver.

Clements knew Morgan had the potential to be a great left tackle Texas Rangers Cheap Jerseys years before he took the job at Kutztown. For the previous eight years, Clements was the head coach at Delaware Valley College and had tried to recruit Morgan while he was in high school.

When Clements arrived to Kutztown in 2014, he noticed Morgan’s work ethic right off the bat.

“He really was a sponge in regards to the game, you know,” Clements NHL Jerseys China told SB Nation. “The Xs and Os, the techniques, and the different tricks of the trade that would make him a better player game after game. And he really worked hard.

the Indianapolis Colts are hoping he can bolster a secondary that already added Malik Hooker in the first round.

I don’t like some of the brother-in-lawing I saw Robinson doing with Garrett a few times. But really, I’m going to be a lot more pissed at the defender than the offensive lineman in that scenario. The defender is supposed to be busting his ass, trying to get to the football. If Robinson sees that his guy is loafing or shutting it down, then hey, his job is done anyway.

To be honest, sometimes Robinson looked genuinely bored, because he knew those guys didn’t have a chance in hell of beating him straight up. And guess what, he was right!

Look, this kid has plenty of dog in him. Yeah, OK, he had a couple of loafs, but I also saw him finishing plays. And I also saw him step his game up against top competition. I don’t worry much about whether Robinson has the right mindset to dominate on the next level, when I see him giving Lawson the business on a play when Lawson has almost zero chance to be a factor anyway.

Now, the Indianapolis Colts are hoping he can bolster a secondary that already added Malik Hooker in the first round. Indianapolis selected the former Gator with the 46th pick of the 2017 NFL Draft.

Wilson’s output improved in each of the three seasons he Cheap Atlanta Braves Jerseys spent in Gainesville, peaking with three interceptions last fall. Paired with Teez Tabor, Florida Cheap China NFL Jerseys had arguably the best set of cornerbacks in the country, undoubtedly the stingiest. The Gators allowed only eight passing touchdowns in 13 games en route to a 9-4 season.

What sets Quincy Wilson apart from a stacked class of defensive backs?

The NFL released the 2017 preseason schedule Monday

The specific NFL schedule release date typically is not known until a few days prior. But for 2017, the NFL hopes to release its regular-season schedule sometime between April 17 and April 21, according to ESPN.

In its report, ESPN noted there are “no guarantees (the schedule) can finish by then.” That’s because the league’s schedule-makers literally work all the way up to the deadline … even though, technically, no such deadline exists.

The NFL surely would prefer to release the 2017 regular-season schedule that week, as it’s the week before the NFL Draft, which begins Thursday, April 27.

The NFL released the 2017 preseason schedule Monday, April 10.

Westbrook supporters can point to him making history with numbers that we have always seen as spectacular, and say that he should win MVP because he did something that we have always considered good and difficult, and he did it for an entire season. And his team is only eight wins worse than when it had the second-best player in the league.

In order for supporters of the other MVP candidates to make a case for their choice, they have to minimize the triple-double. What was once great, no longer is. The Rockets tweeted a subliminal shot at Westbrook, suggesting that triple-doubles don’t matter compared to wins, even though they are the first to celebrate when Harden does get a triple-double.

The Mystics were one of the league’s better shooting teams in 2016, so adding Walker-Kimbrough could potentially make Washington the league’s best when it comes to perimeter shooting. After Cheap Volleyball Jerseys For Women leading the NCAA in three-point shooting percentage in 2015, Walker-Kimbrough scored 18.8 points Denver Broncos Cheap Jerseys per game in 2016, shooting .450 from beyond the arc.

Scott Van Pelt casually completed a Maryland student fundraiser while playing golf

The University of Maryland’s sports radio station was facing a difficult position. It needed to raise $8,000 to increase their budget for coverage of Maryland away games for future student broadcasters, and with just over 24 hours to go they were $1,255 short of their goal. Then ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt came to the rescue in the most chill way possible.

“I think the direction with our team is that he would be better off somewhere else.” — Phil Jackson in New York Knicks end of season press conference
After all the tension within the Knicks this year, it is now clear that the Knicks will try to trade Anthony in the offseason. Anthony quickly responded on Instagram with a post that was surely directed to Phil Jackson’s comments.

The post was liked by several players, including LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Blake Griffin. But perhaps most notable was Anthony’s teammate, Porzingis.

Porzingis is arguably the best thing the Knicks China Cheap Jerseys have going for them right now, and having your young star unhappy going into the offseason is never good. In fact, it’s really bad for the Knicks. Maybe they need to realize their problem is Phil Jackson.

Should Humphrey be gone, Ohio State’s Gareon Conley would be Cheap Yankees Jerseys another option. Humphrey is a player who can start right away and help upgrade a defense that allowed the most passing yards last season. Miami tight end David Njoku is another possibility as the Saints need to upgrade there and get Drew Brees another weapon.

WBC 2017: Schedule, scores, highlights, and more

The greatest international baseball tournament on Earth is back, with 16 countries battling it out in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.

Some of the best players in Major League Baseball are a part of the event, including MVP winners Miguel Cabrera, Buster Posey, and Andrew McCutchen, Cy Young Award winner Felix Hernandez, and younger stars like Jose Altuve, Nolan Arenado, Francisco Lindor and Manny Machado.

“Coach Keith [Williams, the Nebraska WR coach, San Diego State alum, and former longtime assistant at smaller Cali schools], he’s just a great coach, and I feel like I’d be very happy to be coached up by him,” he said when asked about the Huskers. He added that he thinks he’d fit their offense well and that Nebraska is using its “Calibraska” slogan, an expression that refers to the program’s history of signing talent from the state, recently amplified by longtime Pac-12 head coach Mike Riley taking over in Lincoln.

Here was retired NFL star Keyshawn Johnson using the slogan to celebrate three of those recent Cali Huskers, which include his son:

Allen says Utah also stands out among his recent offers, with confidence that he’ll be able to build a strong relationship with that staff.

He still wants to visit Ole Miss, Oregon, Washington State, and Georgia, indicating he anticipates receiving a UGA offer. He doesn’t plan to enroll early, but will consider signing in December if the NCAA makes that an option.

The 39-year-old Belfort (29-14), whose career spans back all the way to the UFC’s one-night tournament days, has now lost three in a row and been finished in four of his past five. Despite obvious questions about retirement, Belfort indicated he wants to have at least one more go.

“Kelvin was the better fighter tonight,” Belfort said. “I have one fight on my contract, I’d like to fight in my hometown of Rio and then we’ll see from there.”2

For a long time, that looked like it would be the winner, with the wind seeming to be out of Barcelona’s sails.

The second half started little better for PSG, with right-back Thomas Meunier tripping at the edge of his own penalty area and knocking down Neymar in the process to give up a penalty, one that Lionel Messi converted with ease. With the aggregate score suddenly sitting at 4-3, you could almost see fear in the eyes of PSG’s squad — but that fear turned quickly into focus, and that focus cost Barcelona dearly.

That price came in the form of PSG finally starting to get a cogent attack going, with momentum starting to build behind the French side’s front line, especially after Angel Di Maria was brought into the match.

For a long time, that looked like it would be the winner, with the wind seeming to be out of Barcelona’s sails. But as stoppage time came closer, Barcelona’s energy came back with a vengeance. Neymar’s eye-popping brace of goals right at the end of the 90 minutes — albeit assisted by a dubious penalty decision on his second — suddenly had the score even at 5-5. That would have been enough for PSG to win anyway, but Barcelona had five minutes of stoppage time to use.

Coyotes roommate, rejected, calls his father, Gary. Gary stands in the middle of town and screams “IF YOU DON’T FIND MY SON A PLACE TO LIVE, HE’S GOING TO LEAVE THIS CITY!”

That’s why Bettman chose to lash out at the local legislature. He knows that options are dwindling, and losing an eight-year battle to keep the Coyotes in Arizona will reflect very poorly on his vision and his long-term branding of the NHL.

But sports fans in the Valley are smarter than they look. The Coyotes have failed on their end of the bargain, running their franchise on the cheap while depending on handouts to survive. If this team had consistently exposed Arizonans to the majesty of playoff hockey over the past decade, this conversation would sound much different.
That seems to get at the heart of the issue!1

The NBA MVP race still has many chapters left to play out

Kawhi Leonard drew some fresh heat in the NBA MVP race this week after a masterful two-way performance against the Rockets and their MVP candidate James Harden. This isn’t to say that Kawhi is a sudden MVP candidate, just that his candidacy reached a fever pitch this week.

One night later, Russell Westbrook put up 58 points in vain as the Thunder lost their fourth straight. Make no mistake: Oklahoma City lost in spite of Westbrook. The Thunder won the 35 minutes Russ was on the court and badly lost the 13 he sat.

Zero. Zilch. Nada. As many goals as I have in my NHL career. Forget Patrik Laine vs. Auston Matthews or the Blue Jackets’ historic win streak. When all is said and done, Riley Sheahan’s goal drought might be the most amazing stat to come out of the 2016-17 NHL season.

How rare is it? Only 21 players in NHL history have played at least 60 games without a goal. And Sheahan is about to become the guy with the most shots and no reward in NHL history.

Sheahan’s season is so bad, so perplexing, that the Red Wings seriously considered just moving on from him at the trade deadline. Remember, he’s just 25 years old. He might’ve been the best buy-low player on the market.

TSN held a segment called “Is Ho-Sang wearing 66 disrespectful?” Blogs primed themselves for debate.

Never mind the fact that billions of players have worn Gordie Howe’s 9. Or Yzerman’s 19. Or Sakic’s 19. Nobody seemed angry when five other players wore number 66.

But Ho-Sang was the lightning rod that required this “respect” discussion to happen. Here’s a list of players who’ve had that “respect” debate follow them early in their careers: P.K. Subban. Evander Kane. Nail Yakupov. All players of color or Europeans. Hmm. Interesting. Surely a coincidence, and not a deeper cultural issue buried even deeper than the sport’s team-first culture.1

The procedure is a minor one for Jones and won’t affect his training camp availability

Tom Brady’s humble NFL beginnings long ago entered gridiron lore. If his backstory is unfamiliar to you, you’re likely a visitor from another planet.

If you are indeed an alien: The man now widely recognized as the greatest quarterback of all-time began his career as a pro football afterthought, a sixth-round draft pick. There were 198 players selected before the Patriots picked Brady, a small village that included six fellow quarterbacks.

The Warriors had planned to sign Jose Calderon for the remainder of the season, but will instead sign then waive him in order to make room for Barnes.

Barnes, 36, was a member of the Warriors from 2006 to 2008. He’s averaging 8.2 points and 4.6 rebounds over his 14-year NBA career.

The procedure is a minor one for Jones and won’t affect his training camp availability, Rapoport was told.

Trubisky, the top-rated quarterback on NFLDraftScout.com’s board, threw the ball well, showing the efficient set-up and delivery, smooth throwing stroke and accuracy that belies his 13 career starts.

Texas Tech’s Patrick Mahomes II and California’s Davis Webb also fared well in the afternoon quarterback session. Like Watson, Mahomes and Webb were each surprisingly smooth in their drops despite playing their entire careers in Air-Raid spread offenses. Mahomes has an absolute rocket for an arm and showed good trajectory on the deep ball and post-corner. He does have a three-quarters delivery that will be a concern for some, especially given that he measured in at “only” 6-foot-2.

Webb created buzz at the Senior Bowl and built upon that momentum Saturday. He was especially impressive on the deep dig routes, hitting receivers in stride on the throw some feel is the toughest quarterbacks are asked to complete in Indianapolis because it requires timing with receivers they’ve just met.1

Tom Brady shared words of encouragement for everyone at the NFL Combine

The NFL Scouting Combine isn’t just a time for prospective players to show off their skills, it’s also a time to remember. Tom Brady did just that on Friday.

Brady wore his combine shirt from 2000 during a workout and used it as an opportunity to poke fun at the people who doubted him. Here’s what the Patriots quarterback wrote on Instagram.

National Letters of Intent are binding documents that tie prospects and schools together. But they’ve also got stipulations which can empower a school to get out of an NLI if a player gets into trouble before his enrollment.

Ole Miss, for its part, has bigger problems than this one. Our Rebels blog, Red Cup Rebellion, doesn’t think Reed’s departure changes a whole lot:

Most believed that the 6’4, 295-pound Reed was going to be a sign-and-place candidate anyway, so it was going to be at least a year before he was donning the red and blue. But with Fadol Brown, D.J. Jones, and John Youngblood gone, Ole Miss faces a potential shortage of depth on the D-line.

Kliff Kingsbury isn’t letting his players wear Texas Tech’s logo inside the team’s facility. This should improve Tech’s nation-worst defense by at least 0.2 points per game.

“It’s a lot of goals and I’m still a long way off but Shearer was an idol of mine growing up, to see how many goals he scored was incredible. I take it season by season. I don’t like looking too far ahead because you never know what can happen.”

Now, however, the Premier League has become a crowded place for superstars. Kane is jostling for attention with Sergio Aguero, with Romelu Lukaku, and with whichever vastly expensive import rolls up next. Still, it’s the numbers, in the end, that speak loudest of all. And right now, Kane’s numbers are precisely where they need to be: excellent, with the potential to become extraordinary.1