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
Remember those mid-June rumors about Andre Iguodala already agreeing on a salary to re-sign with the Warriors? Iguodala put out word that he was open to leaving, pressuring tax-conscious Golden State. The Rockets could have offered $37,658,880 with the mid-level exception, though they wanted to save a sliver to give Zhou Qi a four-year deal – and that still would’ve fallen short of other offers.
Even with a humbling 24-10 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, the Cleveland Browns showed enough progress to move up a spot in the latest USA TODAY NFL power rankings. Cleveland nudges up from No. 28 to No. 27. Consider this a case of other teams looking a lot worse than the Browns, who hung with the impressive Ravens (No. 11) despite abysmal offensive play from rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer and every wide receiver not named Rashard Higgins. The rest of the team looked decent enough, and that includes venerable left tackle Joe Thomas. No. 73 was the focus of the commentary, “We take this opportunity to laud LT Joe Thomas, he of 162 consecutive starts and more than 10,000 straight snaps since he