Hayden feasted on lesser offenses in two years of junior college ball and two years in Conference USA

2010 was not the year for quarterbacks, as first-overall selection Sam Bradford, who certainly didnt live up to his pedigree as the top pick, was far and away the best QB, and even the best value, of the draft class. Among the names who didnt pan out at the position include Tim Tebow, Jimmy Clausen, and Colt McCoy. Of the 13 quarterbacks selected in 2010, just five remain in the league and only one holds a starting position. Only Tebow has won a playoff game, let alone started one, and hes playing baseball now.

Authentic Mens Eric Gordon Jersey All in all, the 2010 NFL Draft boasts a solid class, highlighted by several superstars who are still making a difference in games nearly a decade after their initial selections.

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Hayden feasted on lesser offenses in two years of junior college ball and two years in Conference USA, leaving a stark transition from amateur to professional football. In four seasons with the Raiders, he made just 25 starts and hauled in three interceptions.

Bama QB Jalen Hurts is pumped to have Deshaun Watson on his favorite NFL team

The Houston Texans nabbed Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson with the 12th overall pick in the NFL draft, trading up to get him on Thursday. A few months ago, Watson engineered a last-minute drive to beat Alabama for college footballs national title. Now hes moving to the next level, and the guy he beats excited.

I told her before she passed away I was going to live my dream, I was going to go D-1, I was going to get out of Richmond, I was going to get out of Oakland. I was going to go to the NFL. I made that promise to her, man. 30 seconds later she passed away. And this is who I do it for.

It means everything, man. It means everything. I made a promise to her….. I was going to live my dreams to play in the NFL. And Im here man. I completed the promise. It means every-fucking-thing to me. Excuse my language! Man, FINE ME LATER MAN.
FINE ME LATER. Its so quotable! Not to mention, I definitely teared up a bit listening about McKinleys grandmother.

I dont know about you all, but Im very excited to watch McKinley during his NFL career.
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For prospects with the physical qualities of an NFL passer, the challenges of the transition from an Air Raid offense are much more difficult to evaluate until theyre on the field.

Will the Warriors and Trail Blazers go to Game 5? If they do, there’s a slight conflict.

The Golden State Warriors and Portland Trail Blazers will face off in the first round of the playoffs, and the Warriors will almost surely win. They’re a historically good team who just saw Kevin Durant return to the lineup, and an upset seems pretty implausible.

Expecting the Warriors will sweep the Blazers, though, feels a bit presumptuous. No one on Golden State is expecting that, to be fair. But is the NBA?

There is also a chance he returns for his 21st season, a feat only Parrish and Willis have accomplished.

Nowitzki averaged just 14.2 points last season, the second-fewest of his 19 seasons in the league, as the elder statesman of a Dallas team whose 33-49 record was its worst of the century.

The German forward did, however, crack the 30K mark this year. His 30,260 points ranks him sixth all time behind only Wilt Chamberlain, Michael Jordan, Kobe, Karl Malone, and Abdul-Jabaar. Nowitzki could move ahead of Chamberlain if he averaged 14.1 points across 82 games, 16.5 points across 70 games, or 21 points across 55 games.

Nowitzki enjoyed the highlights of his illustrious career between 2001 and 2012 when he dominated the NBA as the most skilled stretch-four the league had seen. In his best statistical season, he averaged 26 points (on 39.9 percent three-point shooting) and 9.7 rebounds per game.

Nowitzki is one of only seven players in NBA history to join the 50-40-90 club (50 percent from the field, 40 percent from three, 90 percent from the line). The other six are Larry Bird, Mark Price, Reggie Miller, Steve Nash, Kevin Durant, and Stephen Curry.

Raiders suddenly are the NFL’s most well-behaved team

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OK. Stating it that way is more of a stretch than plyometrics, but the silver and black has been as close to a band of model citizens as you’ll find in the league as of late. Oakland is the only team in the NFL to go without an arrest the past three seasons. The Raiders earned (if you want to call it that) the distinction, following Junior Gallette’s arrest after the Redskins linebacker was charged with disorderly conduct and failure to comply with police officers, SB Nation reports.

The Combine showcased a player who was without BCS offers and chose Bucknell because of the schools academic reputation. His testing numbers stacked up among the best tackles in this years class.

A four-year starter at Bucknell, Davenport three times was a First Team All-Patriot League selection and served as one of the Bisons captains for his final two seasons.

In recent weeks, the Carolina Panthers, Cincinnati Bengals, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots, Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans have held workouts with Davenport at Bucknell.

So much of coaching goes beyond the schemes and the systems. DAntoni helped convince James Harden to run his offense, and Hardens star grew exponentially. He then got all of Hardens supporting cast — which is basically the entire roster — to buy into his scheme. Veteran players from other teams accepted their reserve roles and made Houston into one of the most joyous teams on the court and one of its most harmonious off it.

Patrick Beverley was so intense against the Thunder that even J.J. Watt was impressed

J.J. Watt, Houston’s most beloved athlete along with Rockets guard James Harden, was in attendance for the Rockets’ Game 1 matchup against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Rockets came out with a 118-87 win, and got a big game out of Patrick Beverley, who had 21 points and 10 rebounds on the evening.

Beverley’s intensity left a lasting impact on Watt.

During the game, Beverley took a big hit on a screen from the Thunder’s Steven Adams that put him on the hardwood.

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He received congratulations from his agent, who noted his client’s feat of winning championships in both the NHL and KHL.
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Winning championships in both the NHL and KHL is a rare feat. Others who hoisted both titles include Oleg Tverdovsky, Slava Kozlov and Mike Keenan, who became the first coach to accomplish the feat in 2014.

It was SKA St. Petersburg’s second championship in three years. The team lost just twice during the KHL playoffs. Metallurg Magnitogorsk was trying to repeat as league champion after winning the Gagarin Cup in 2016.

Winds tend to be a problem in Pittsburgh due to the stadium’s proximity to the water and open-ended design

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Special teams became a completely random event. Punts fell short or carried, causing the normally-reliable Brian Moorman to become flustered and fumble a snap. The wind made every stalled drive a roll of the dice.

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There is pleasure to be had, too. There is the imaginative drift into what might have been, if only that incompetent whistle-happy jobsworth hadn’t stepped in. There is the consolation of knowing that you weren’t beaten, only robbed. And there is the strange, impure joy that comes from a player getting away with a truly magnificent piece of cheating. A world in which the Hand of God had been ruled out might well have been a fairer one. But it wouldn’t have been anywhere near as much fun.

The Giants and New York Jets will play host to the 2017 Super Bowl in February.

“My father set pretty high standards here for the way he ran this team and the way he lived his life and the way he treated people and the reputation he had. Those are pretty tough standards to live up to, but they’re worthwhile goals,” Mara said.

“I think mostly I realize how lucky and blessed I am to have the opportunity to run this franchise that he built throughout his lifetime. Probably the most important lesson I ever learned from him is to try to treat other people the way you would want to be treated. I try to do that here with the Giants. Sometimes it’s easier said than done, but that’s a very simple goal for someone to set. That’s a very important value he tried to teach each of his children.

“You know, obviously he had a great reputation for integrity and honesty and compassion, and all of those values are values we try to have around here.”

The Giants and New York Jets will play host to the 2017 Super Bowl in February. That is “something that I don’t think my father ever would have believed could have been possible,” Mara said.

That’s been one of the starkest differences between RAW and SmackDown of late — RAW lacks much of that passion across much of its roster, and instead of title shots being earned the hard way as they have been on SmackDown, on RAW title matches often seem to be put together because someone thought it sounded good.

Plus, where else are you going to see Randy Orton burn down Bray Wyatt’s swamp shack? Certainly not on RAW, as the red brand just hasn’t been taking any kind of chances with dipping into the weirder side of wrestling, which SmackDown has been completely unafraid of doing.

The Panthers have slipped to sixth place in the Atlantic under Rowe’s guidance.

Tom Rowe’s tenure in Florida will last just three more games, as the Panthers are expected to part ways with their head coach after this season according to both the Miami Herald and Sun Sentinel.

The news comes just hours after a disgruntled fan rented a plane calling for Rowe’s job, which included backhanded remark at how the Panthers fired their last coach, before the Panthers game last night. Florida lost 4-1 to the Montreal Canadiens on Monday evening.
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Rowe, also the Panthers general manager, stepped in after the firing of Gerard Gallant in late November. Since the switch, Florida has gone 22-26-10 and has lost 16 of their last 21 games en route to a likely sixth place finish in the Atlantic Division.

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It took a lot to get back, and losing again in the last game of the season would’ve been devastating. That UNC managed to redeem itself on the same stage a year later will change everything about how this era of Heels basketball is viewed. Two title game defeats in a row would’ve caused a degree of pain that could never go away.

It’s the third national title for Roy Williams, whose Hall of Fame career got a little bit better. His team had to work for every ounce of it.

Curry is averaging 25.2 points and 6.6 assists per game for a Golden State Warriors team with the league’s best record.

The Saints finally land the pass rusher they need

In trading wide receiver Brandin Cooks to the New England Patriots for the No. 32 pick, the New Orleans Saints opened up options with the No. 11 pick in the NFL draft. Pass rusher remains the team’s top need this offseason, but if they don’t like one at 11 they can go after a cornerback or wide receiver.

Kevin Skiver of Canal Street Chronicles is here to weigh those options in the SB Nation NFL writers’ mock draft.
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At 6’3 inches and 260 pounds, Barnett is a big, quick edge rusher with good jabs and lateral movement for his size. His 6.96 three-cone was fifth among defensive ends/pass rushing specialists at the combine (and he did that with the flu throughout combine activities). Where Barnett truly excels, however, is with his hands while engaged. Barnett has arguably the best hands in the draft, and he’s superb at boxing his way to the quarterback. He’s also a clean tackler that can make runners think twice about heading in his direction, as he has perfected the stand-em-up and sit-em-down.