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
I know, I know. He’s big, strong, doesn’t really stretch the floor as a shooter, so why would Boston throw him in with the first unit? Because as much as Boston wants to be versatile across the floor, they also need some added toughness in the frontcourt in part to help them set a defensive tone. Among centers who appeared in 75 or more games, only then-San Antonio big man Dewayne Dedmon (Orlando Magic) had a better defensive rating (97.5) than Baynes (98.5). But you would be remiss in looking at his role with a somewhat skeptical eye because of how this roster is constructed. The Celtics are not built to be a good rebounding team because the players that give them the best shot at winning
The paint company Sherwin Williams created a neat promotion at Angel Stadium. If a player hits a ball into the can, Sherwin Williams will donate $1 million to the Angels Baseball Foundation, the Angels’ charity for kids. Angels outfielder Justin Upton appeared to trigger that charitable contribution when he hit a solo home run to left-center field against Indians closer Cody Allen on Tuesday night.