We’re only a few weeks into the 2017 football season, but projections for the 2018 NFL draft are already flying around, and the quarterback class is already taking control of the early slots. The latest 2018 NFL mock draft comes from Bleacher Report, with a pair of Pac-12 passers coming off the board with the first two picks. UCLA’s Josh Rosen grabs the top spot, landing with the New York Jets, while USC’s Sam Darnold stays in California with the San Francisco 49ers. Darnold and Rosen have both had roller-coaster performances through the first three weeks of the season, but their peaks have overshadowed their valleys to this point. They’re far from finished products, but both players have the
The front office of the Los Angeles Lakers made a series of moves this offseason, capped off by the selection of Lonzo Ball during the 2017 NBA Draft. Along with Brook Lopez and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, the revamped roster will attempt to make an immediate impact starting with the 2017-18 campaign. With training camp approaching, the Lakers have been consistently preparing at the new UCLA Training Health Center. As they continue to work on their skill set, they also get a chance to acclimate themselves with their teammates and create some chemistry heading towards preseason. Lopez, set to take on the primary center duties, offers a versatile offensive repertoire for head coach Luke Walton, especially
As always, Power Rankings are far from a scientific formula. 1. Martin Truex Jr.: We’ve mentioned this before in Power Rankings, but it’s worth bringing up again now that the playoffs are here: it may be more important for Truex to win races and stages to prevent other people from getting playoff points than it is for Truex to accumulate them himself. 2. Kevin Harvick: It sure felt like Kevin Harvick was a man who just wanted to get to the finish line with his car in one piece on Sunday.