The rape conviction of former Baylor defensive end Sam Ukwuachu has been overturned after an appeal. Ukwuachu’s attorneys appealed the August 2015 conviction of the Boise State transfer, who was found guilty of raping a female soccer player at the school in October of 2013. The appeal was based on an argument regarding text messages used as evidence in the case.
We don’t yet know to where Aaron Cochran will transfer, but the potential landing spots have been narrowed. Jake Trotter of ESPN.com revealed on Twitter that the Cal transfer has whittled his to-do list down to three: Auburn, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech. The offensive lineman is already known to have taken an official visit to the Cowboys nearly three weeks ago. Per Trotter, he’ll visit The Plains this weekend, then Lubbock two weeks later. In early February, Cochran announced that he would be transferring from Cal. As he is leaving Berkeley as a graduate transfer — he’s expected to graduate this spring — the lineman would have instant eligibility at another FBS school. Cochran started 16
STANFORD Todd Downing has long been responsible for intently analyzing college quarterbacks entering the NFL Draft. Downing is the Raiders offensive coordinator now, promoted to the position after Bill Musgrave was allowed to leave on an expired contract. Coaches enter the draft evaluation process relatively late they have a season to coach, after all but Downing prides himself on working hard in evaluating talent.