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first_imgUpdate on the latest in sports: NCAA considering 6-week plan for football prepUNDATED (AP) — The NCAA is considering a six-week plan for football teams to prepare for the start of their seasons that includes two weeks when teams can hold walk-throughs before full practices start.A copy of the Football Oversight Committee’s plan, which still needs to be approved by the Division I Council, was obtained by The Associated Press. Sports Illustrated first reported on the one-page document.The oversight committee has been working on a six-week model to lead into the season for weeks. It calls for two weeks preceding the start of a typical preseason practice schedule during which time teams can do up 20 hours per week or weight training, conditioning, film study, meetings and walk-throughs with coaches. Players would not be permitted to wear helmets and pads during walk-throughs, but a ball could be used for instruction.NCAA rules state teams can begin preseason practice 29 days before the date of their first game. The walk-through period would begin 14 days before preseason practice, according to the proposal. The proposal calls for a 76-game regular season, expanding the playoffs from 10 teams to as many as 16 and allowing players to earn about 75% of their prorated salaries.Players have refused cuts beyond what they agreed to in March shortly after the pandemic began, part of baseball’s again acrimonious labor relations. The arduous negotiations have jeopardized plans to hold opening day around the Fourth of July in ballparks without fans and provide entertainment to a public still emerging from months of quarantine.MLB says it can’t afford to play in ballparks without fans, and in May the owners proposed an 82-game schedule. The union countered with a 114-game schedule at prorated pay that would extend the regular season by a month through October.NFL-FACILITIES-RETURN PLANNFL sends plan to teams for return to facilities June 9, 2020 Games in the league will be closed to spectators for the remainder of the season because of the coronavirus pandemic.Five of Brighton’s nine remaining games are at home.The first is on June 20 against Arsenal. Fans need to send in a photo wearing a Brighton jersey and pay $25.In other coronavirus-related news— Brazil has withdrawn its bid to host the 2023 Women’s World Cup, arguing it cannot offer FIFA the financial assurances it needs because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The Brazilian Football Confederation also says it will support Colombia’s bid against Japan and the joint candidacy of Australia and New Zealand. South America has never hosted the tournament. A final decision is expected on June 25. UNDATED (AP) — The NFL and the players’ union have sent a planner to the 32 teams outlining procedures for the full reopening of their practice facilities.A memo written by Commissioner Roger Goodell and approved by the NFL Players Association describes protocols focusing on screening, testing, and infection prevention and treatment for COVID-19, including response for new infections.Also included are instructions on proper facility access, cleaning and disinfecting; physical distancing; hygiene, health education and medical services. There are instructions on food preparation; supplies; and team travel.No timetable has been set for the return of most players to team complexes. Only players rehabilitating injuries have been allowed to enter the buildings.COLLEGE FOOTBALL Epstein says Cubs planning to create diversity committeeCHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs are creating a diversity committee to help improve the organization’s standards and practices.President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein says team owner Tom Ricketts and President of Business Operations Crane Kenney are leading the plans.On a conference call ahead of baseball’s amateur draft, Epstein said the team stands “in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and the protesters who are doing their best to make this a real inflection point in our history.”Epstein said the committee “set better standards” for the club and holds it accountable. Hoffenheim is seventh in the Bundesliga, two points off a Europa League spot, with four games remaining. Under Schreuder, the team earned eight points from five games against mostly relegation-threatened opponents since the Bundesliga restarted on May 16 in empty stadiums amid the coronavirus pandemic.Schreuder rejoined Hoffenheim as coach last year after having previously been assistant coach at the club and at Ajax. The Dutchman had a contract running until the end of the 2021-22 season. The recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery have sparked protests across the country. Floyd, a black man, died May 25 after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck while Floyd was handcuffed, pleading that he couldn’t breathe.NHL AMERICA PROTESTS-HOCKEY ALLIANCECurrent, former NHL players form Hockey Diversity AllianceUNDATED (AP) — Seven current or former black NHL players have formed the Hockey Diversity Alliance to fight racism and intolerance in the sport.Akim Aliu and San Jose’s Evander Kane will lead the group, which also includes Trevor Daley, Matt Dumba, Wayne Simmonds, Chris Stewart and recently retired Joel Ward. The plan has not been finalized but could be approved within two weeks.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-IOWA STRENGTH COACHIowa players voice unity amid racism allegations in programUNDATED (AP) — Iowa football players returned to campus to prepare for voluntary workouts amid an uproar.Former players over the past several days alleged systemic racism and other mistreatment in the program.center_img — Iowa announced that one person tested positive for COVID-19 out of 237 tests performed on athletes, coaches and athletic department staffers to prepare for the beginning of voluntary individual workouts. The school did not reveal who tested positive or whether it was a player. Iowa says the school began testing May 29. Football players were cleared to begin voluntary workouts on Monday, mostly weight training and conditioning, in team facilities.— Wisconsin is permitting the voluntary return of football and volleyball players for initial health assessments and COVID-19 testing this week to clear the way for them to begin voluntary strength and conditioning activities June 15. The men’s and women’s basketball teams will return later this month, followed by the men’s and women’s hockey teams.— The group that runs the U.S. Open tennis tournament is eliminating 110 national positions and reducing travel costs over the next few years to deal with the financial effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. Tennis Association also announced Monday that it will close its headquarters in White Plains, New York, and shift remaining staff to anNBA-SPURS-ALDRIDGEAldridge won’t return this season Gutierrez’s hiring was announced by Alex Meruelo (mayr-WAY’-loh), who became the NHL’s first Latino controlling owner when he bought a majority stake in the Coyotes last year.HOFFEINHEIM-COACH FIREDHoffenheim fires coach Schreuder with 18 days left of seasonSINSHEIM, Germany (AP) — German club Hoffenheim fired coach Alfred Schreuder today with only 18 days remaining of the season.Hoffenheim executive director Frank Briel says the decision was taken “with a view to the current sporting situation,” and the club says there were disagreements over future development plans. CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. women’s national team wants the U.S. Soccer Federation to repeal the anthem policy it instituted after Megan Rapinoe started kneeling during “The Star-Spangled Banner.”The U.S. women’s team also wants the federation to state publicly that the policy was wrong and issue an apology to the team’s black players and supporters.Rapinoe took a knee during the anthem at a pair of national team matches in 2016. She said she wanted to express solidarity with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who silently took a knee during the national anthem before NFL games to raise awareness of police brutality and racial injustice.The U.S. Soccer Federation then approved a policy in February 2017 that stated players “shall stand respectfully” during national anthems. The policy remains in place, though the unions for the men’s and women’s teams believe it doesn’t apply to their players because of their collective bargaining agreements.MLB-CUBS DIVERSITY SAN ANTONIO, Texas (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge will miss the remainder of San Antonio’s season while he recovers from surgery on his right shoulder. It’s a blow to the Spurs’ hopes of extending their streak of playoff appearances.Aldridge had surgery on April 24, stemming from an injury the Spurs said the seven-time All-Star suffered in a game at Utah on Feb. 21. He played in two more games after getting hurt, including one in which he scored 24 points in San Antonio’s win over Dallas.The Spurs have been to the playoffs in 22 consecutive seasons, matching the longest streak in NBA history.SOCCER-US WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM-ANTHEM POLICYUSWNT wants soccer federation to repeal anthem policy Associated Press The alliance will be independent of the NHL but hopes to work in tandem with the league to promote diversity and inclusion.One goal of the group is to inspire future players to be able to “express their culture, identity, values and personality without fear of retribution.”NHL-COYOTES-GUTIERREZ HIREDGutierrez is NHL’s first Latino team presidentGLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes have made Xavier Gutierrez the first Latino team president and CEO in NHL history. The team’s strength coach, Chris Doyle, has been placed on administrative leave and coach Kirk Ferentz’s leadership was called into question.About two dozen current players took to social media to voice messages of unity. None complained directly about his treatment.SPORTS-VIRUS OUTBREAKBrighton to have cardboard cutouts of fansUNDATED (AP) — English soccer club Brighton is offering fans the chance to have cardboard cutouts of themselves in the stadium when the Premier League resumes. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-BASEBALLNew MLB plan calls for 76-game seasonNEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is making another try to start the coronavirus-delayed season in early July.last_img read more

NFL Draft tracker 2019: Results, pick analysis & grades for Rounds 2-3

first_imgWhile some teams are set to get into the action with their initial selections after trading away their first-round picks, most others are working to complement who they already took and turn the corner toward an impressive draft haul overall.As another 70 prospects come off the board, Sporting News will be right with live analysis along the way. Here’s how Sporting News’ Vinnie Iyer is breaking it down in real time:Stream the NFL Draft live: fuboTV (U.S. only) | DAZN (Canada only)NFL Draft picks 2019: Live results, analysisRound 233. Arizona Cardinals: Byron Murphy, CB, WashingtonThe Cards are keeping Patrick Peterson and now have someone they can mold like him. Murphy is a smooth, fluid cover man. What he gives up in size and press potential (5-11, 190 pounds) he makes up for in speed, aggressiveness and ballhawking skills.34. Indianapolis Colts: Rock Ya-Sin, CB, Templehe Colts are happy with Pierre Desire and Kenny Moore, but need better depth. Ya-Sin has nice size (6-0, 192) and speed to help in subpackages while he works on the nuances of coverage.35. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jawaan Taylor, OT, FloridaAfter the Jaguars signed a confident downfield-throwing quarterback in Nick Foles, they address his pass protection. Taylor (6-5, 312 pounds) offers agility, smarts and technique to handle most athletic edge-rushers. He rose boards as scouts realized he is a natural left tackle.36. San Francisco 49ers: Deebo Samuel, WR, South CarolinaThe 49ers needed some help in the slot between Marquise Goodwin and Dante Pettis with limited slower options there. Samuel (5-11, 214 pounds) has great toughness and speed and can also help in the return game.37. Carolina Panthers: Greg Little, OT, Ole MissThe Panthers trade up to address a key offensive line need after going edge pass-rush with Brian Burns. Little has the size (6-5, 325 pounds), agility and athleticism to suggest great upside as a pass protector, but his technique needs refinement, and he must learn how to better use his strength to his advantage.38. Buffalo Bills: Cody Ford, OT, OklahomaThe Bills likely get their fifth new starting lineman after adding Quinton Spain, Mitch Morse, Spencer Long and Ty Nsekhe in free agency. Ford has a chance to displace Dion Dawkins at left tackle. Ford is a tough mauler at 6-4, 330 pounds who can open running lanes and is athletic enough to develop into a top pass-blocker in time, too.39. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Sean Bunting, CB, Central MichiganBunting has good size (6-0, 195) and length to go with above-average speed, but he’s a bit of a reach here because he needs to bulk up to get more physical and refine his technique to be trusted in outside coverage.40. Oakland Raiders: Trayvon Mullen, CB, ClemsonThe Raiders needed to land a corner to potentially start opposite Gareon Conley. Mullen emerged after an up-and-down 2018 season to stand out with his size (6-1, 194 pounds), speed, length and physicality, traits that can serve him well on the back end of Paul Guenther’s scheme.41. Denver Broncos: Dalton Risner, OT, Kansas StateThe Broncos needed to upgrade their interior line and do so with a tough Colorado high school product. Risner is a technically sound lineman with a mean streak to pair with his physicality. He is being undersold as a pass blocker, but he is already a huge (6-3, 308 pounds) asset in the running game.42. Cincinnati Bengals: Drew Lock, QB, MissouriJohn Elway has his latest bridge quarterback in Joe Flacco, but he stashes his potential future franchise passer here. Elway had a long, good scouting look at Lock, who has a big arm to go with ideal size (6-4, 228 pounds). Lock also has the fearlessness and elusiveness every NFL likes in an aggressive, downfield passer.43. Detroit Lions: Jahlani Tavai, LB, HawaiiThe Lions go for a nice-sized (6-2, 250 pounds), high-effort tackler who is versatile enough to back up all three positions for Matt Patricia’s defense. He has good smarts and instincts to overcome his less than top-end speed and quickness.44. Green Bay Packers: Elgton Jenkins, C, Mississippi StateJenkins (6-4, 310 pounds) packs great strength and power in that size and works best paving the way in the running game. The Packers had to beef up their interior and do just that.45. New England Patriots: Joejuan Williams, CB, VanderbiltWilliams (6-4, 211 pounds) is a massive corner and uses his body well to press smaller receivers. The Patriots will help him develop his technical coverage skills while he sees some subpackage work.46. Cleveland Browns: Greedy Williams, CB, LSUThe Browns get a strong first-round value with their first pick of the draft to get help opposite 2018 first-rounder Denzel Ward. Williams carries a long, lean frame at 6-3, 184 pounds with rare speed, quickness and agility for his size. He is not the most physical player, but he is fundamentally sound in coverage, and he uses his length well at the line to break up routes.47. Seattle Seahawks: Marquise Blair, S, UtahThe Browns get a strong first-round value with their first pick of the draft to get help opposite 2018 first-rounder Denzel Ward. Williams carries a long, lean frame at 6-3, 184 pounds with rare speed, quickness and agility for his size. He is not the most physical player, but he is fundamentally sound in coverage, and he uses his length well at the line to break up routes.48. Miami Dolphins: Erik McCoy, C, Texas A&MThe Saints have a strong line, but to keep it intact they needed an immediate replacement for retiring Max Unger. McCoy (6-4, 303 pounds) is a powerful, seasoned lineman who packs an extra punch to pair with his physicality.49. Indianapolis Colts: Ben Banogu, LB, TCUIndianapolis gets the other power pass-rusher from the Horned Frogs after Seattle took teammate L.J. Collier in the first round. The Colts needed some situational help on the edge and Matt Eberflus will like deploying Banogu’s combination of size (6-3, 250), athleticism and quickness.50. Minnesota Vikings: Irv Smith Jr., TE, AlabamaThe Vikings are looking ahead to replace aging free agent-to-be Kyle Rudolph in 2020. Smith is a technically sound run-blocker and route-runner who has shown vertical receiving juice to go with compact size (6-2, 242 pounds). He delivered a strong enough Combine to place himself behind T.J. Hockenson as the draft’s second-best all-around tight end.51. Tennessee Titans: A.J. Brown, WR, Ole MissThe Titans are suddenly looking very strong at wideout for Marcus Mariota as this smart pick adds to Corey Davis and new slot ace Adam Humphries. Brown, at 6-1, 230 pounds, fits the profile as a No. 1 wide receiver in the NFL. He is a strong-handed, reliable route-runner who is tough enough to make big plays after the catch, even in traffic.52. Denver Broncos: Drew Sample, TE, WashingtonSample (6-5, 255) has ideal size and used that well as a strong and powerful run-blocker in college. He has some untapped receiving potential. He replaces Tyler Kroft behind Tyler Eifert and C.J. Uzomah.53. Philadelphia Eagles: Miles Sanders, RB, Penn StateThe Eagles continue to make over their committee by staying in-state to get Sanders: a smooth, compact runner for his size (5-11, 211 pounds). His agility and vision make him a good complement to Jordan Howard.54. Houston Texans: Lonnie Johnson Jr., CB, KentuckyJohnson (6-2, 213 pounds) continues the run of bigger corners in the second round. He is a physical press type who needs to get better at making plays on the ball. Houston needed depth at the position behind Johnathan Joseph and Aaron Colvin.55. Houston Texans: Max Scharping, OT, Northern IllinoisScharping (6-6, 327) gives the Texans another tackle in the draft after first-rounder Tytus Howard, indicating how much they struggled overall at the position last season. Scharping has good size and power but his type of athleticism suggest he needs to play right tackle to Howard’s left.56. Kansas City Chiefs: Mecole Hardman, WR, GeorgiaThis pick of 5-11, 187-pound speedster and dynamic return man suggest the Chiefs are not counting on Tyreek Hill to be part of their 2019 plans. Hardman has the potential to be just as effective streaking downfield before and after the catch.57. Philadelphia Eagles: JJ Arcega-Whiteside, WR, StanfordThe Eagles got Desean Jackson back to be their outside speedster to complement Alshon Jeffery, and now they get a big body (6-2, 225 pounds) who positions himself well to go up and get balls with his strength, hands and “boxing out”, showing why Arcega-Whiteside was a former basketball player. Consider him an extra red zone force for Carson Wentz.58. Dallas Cowboys: Trysten Hill, DT, UCFThe Cowboys were set to be defensive-minded in this draft and used their first pick on a pass-rushing defensive tackle minus David Irving. Hill (6-3, 308 pounds) is relentless in using his quick feet and athleticism to make plays in the backfield.59. Indianapolis Colts: Parris Campbell, WR, Ohio StateCampbell (6-0, 205 pounds) addresses the Colts’ need for some big-play pop to support T.Y. Hilton. He is a high-level athlete who can flat-out fly, with speed to the stretch the field and quickness to turn on the jets well after the catch.60. Los Angeles Chargers: Nasir Adderley, S, DelawareThe Chargers used three safeties on the field well last season and replenish behind Derwin James and Adrian Phillips after not keeping Jahleel Addae. Adderley has a good blend of cornerback coverage traits and physical tackling against the run and after the catch, playing longer and meaner than his size at 6-0, 200 pounds.61. Los Angeles Rams: Taylor Rapp, S, WashingtonAt 6-0, 212 pounds, Rapp plays like an extra linebacker on the field with his work in run support. He also is a capable upfield player vs. the pass, at his best when blitzing and covering a short area. He will be a backup to Eric Weddle and John Johnson at first.62. Arizona Cardinals: Andy Isabella, WR, UMassIsabella (5-9, 188 pounds) translated his speed and quickness as a track star to become a field-stretching receiver. He projects to slide into the slot between Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk to support Kyler Murray.63. Kansas City Chiefs: Juan Thornhill, S, VirginiaThe Chiefs got Tyrann Mathieu to replace Eric Berry as the defensive leader at free safety, but now they have an option to upgrade strong safety. Thornhill has great size (6-0, 210 pounds), smarts and coverage skills. He also cleans up well against the run.64. Seattle Seahawks: D.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole MissRound 365. Arizona Cardinals: Zach Allen, DE, Boston CollegeThe Cardinals are looking at playing more 3-4 with Vance Joseph, and Allen will work well as a rotational end in that scheme at first. At 6-5, 280 pounds, Allen is a big, smart, strong, high-effort player who excels at stopping the run. He has room to grow as a pass-rusher, too.66. Pittsburgh Steelers: Diontae Johnson, WR, ToledoThis is a classic Steelers wideout pick as Johnson (5-10, 183 pounds) has the speed, athleticism and quickness to separate while lining up everywhere. He also has the upside in the return game they covet.67. San Francisco 49ers: Jalen Hurd, WR, BaylorAfter getting speedy slot option Deebo Samuel in Round 2, the Niners go for a more Swiss Army big body (6-5, 226 pounds). Kyle Shanahan gets an interesting combination of someone who can make big plays as a wideout when they spread the field and can also be a red zone power back behind Tevin Coleman and Jerrick McKinnon if needed.68. New York Jets: Jachai Polite, LB, FloridaAfter getting Quinnen Williams to anchor the Jets’ 3-4-leaning hybrid front for Gregg Williams, they address their big need on the edge and throw it back to their defensive coordinator’s early days with the Titans. Although a little undersized at 6-2, 242 pounds, Polite’s speed and athleticism are off the charts. He is a freak who channels some of former Gator and Titan Jevon Kearse. He just needs to harness it a lot better.69. Jacksonville Jaguars: Josh Oliver, TE, San Jose StateThe Jaguars were in the market for a “move” tight end with some dynamic downfield receiving ability, and Oliver (6-5, 249 pounds) fits that bill. They will work him into the mix with free-agent pickup Geoff Swaim.70. Los Angeles Rams: Darrell Henderson, RB, MemphisHenderson (5-8, 208 pounds) is undersized but makes up for it with speed and elusiveness to consistently make big plays. The Rams said they would be getting some change-of-pace relief for Todd Gurley and Henderson fits the bill.71. Denver Broncos: Dre’Mont Jones, DT, Ohio StateJones is a natural inside pass-rusher who needs some bulking up from his current frame (6-3, 283 pounds) and coaching before being used with confidence consistently on running downs. But he can develop well and quickly in that area while he works as a rotational 3-4 end for Ed Donatell.72. Cincinnati Bengals: Germaine Pratt, LB, N.C. StatePratt (6-2, 240 pounds) is a solid tackler but his coverage skills are what really stood out for the Bengals, who need help most on the strong side after moving on from Vontaze Burfict.73. Chicago Bears: David Montgomery, RB, Iowa StateAt 5-11, 216 pounds, Montgomery steadily emerged as a strong, all-around feature back prospect. He finishes runs strong and has shown some good hands and wiggle as a receiver. He is a strong replacement for Jordan Howard to complement Tarik Cohen74. Buffalo Bills: Devin Singletary, RB, Florida AtlanticSingletary (5-7, 203 pounds) brings young blood to a backfield that already has LeSean McCoy, Frank Gore and T.J. Yeldon. He is a tough runner and receiver with quickness and vision that helps him make up for his lack of explosiveness.75. Green Bay Packers: Jace Sternberger, TE, Texas A&MSternberger (6-4, 251) will need work to hold up as a inline blocker, but he meets the Packers’ need for a smooth, athletic receiver at the position. He can develop into a strong hybrid target for Aaron Rodgers.76. Washington Redskins: Terry McLaurin, WR, Ohio StateMcLaurin (6-0, 208) shot up in the pre-draft process by showing off his speed and strong route-running. He remains a good physical target for his college quarterback, Dwayne Haskins.77. New England Patriots: Chase Winovich, DE, MichiganWinovich (6-3, 256 pounds) is a good way for the Patriots to recover from losing Trey Flowers in free agency. He is a physical, high-effort and versatile pass-rusher that the team loves.78. Miami Dolphins: Michael Deiter, C, WisconsinDeiter (6-5, 309 pounds) is a physical interior blocker who should have a good shot at starting at either guard next to Daniel Kilgore.79. Los Angeles Rams: David Long, CB, MichiganThe Rams tap into a Los Angeles native add some solid depth to their secondary with Long (5-11, 196), a more steady-than-spectacular, well-rounded cover man.80. Cleveland Browns: Sione Takitaki, LB, BYUThe Browns reach a little for a slightly undersized (6-1, 238 pounds), aggressive upfield player whose ceiling is probably a backup tackler at all three positions for Steve Wilks.81. Detroit Lions: Will Harris, S, Boston CollegeThe Lions need some help at free safety and the speedy Harris (6-1, 207 pounds) will have a chance to displace Miles Killebrew. There is a little Devin McCourty in him that no doubt appealed to Matt Patricia.82. Tennessee Titans: Nate Davis, G, CharlotteDavis (6-3, 336) has a chance to start at right guard right away to replace Josh Kine with Rodger Saffold in line to replace Quinton Spain at left guard. Davis has a good combination of power and quickness for his size.83. Pittsburgh Steelers: Justin Layne CB, Michigan StateThe Steelers turn to their next need after getting their inside linebacker and wide receiver earlier. Layne (6-2, 192 pounds) uses his size well in coverage and is a natural at making plays on the ball. He could be the successor for Joe Haden in 2020.84. Kansas City Chiefs: Khalen Saunders, DT, Western IlliinoisSaunders (6-0, 324 pounds) has good athleticism to match his power and will be an asset helping to stuff the run as the team transitions to Steve Spagnuolo’s 4-3.85. Baltimore Ravens: Jaylon Ferguson, DE, Louisiana TechThis is a pretty good value to help replace Terrell Suggs and Za’Darius Smith. Carrying some nice pop as a pass-rusher and having been productive in that area, Ferguson will get on the field first in the NFL as a big (6-5, 269 pounds), natural run-stopper on the edge.86. Houston Texans: Kahale Warring, TE, San Diego StateWarring (6-5, 252 pounds) falls in line with the other Day 2 tight ends because he’s a fast, athletic receiver with massive upside. Bill O’Brien can also tap into his developing skills as a blocker.87. New England Patriots: Damien Harris, RB, AlabamaHarris (5-10, 216 pounds) is the Patriots’ type of back — a no-nonsense power runner who also has the right dose of explosiveness. He’s the ideal complement and insurance for Sony Michel.88. Minnesota Vikings: Cody Barton, LB, UtahBarton (6-2, 237 pounds) will be a good three-position backup for the Seahawks with a shot to start on weak side in time, but with a chance to be a special teams demon early.89. Indianapolis Colts: Bobby Okereke, LB, StanfordThe Colts already have Darius Leonard and Anthony Walker as stud young starts, so Okereke (6-1, 239 pounds) can help more as a situational coverage linebacker.90. Dallas Cowboys: Connor McGovern, OG, Penn StateMcGovern (6-5, 308 pounds) is a solid run blocker who has many pass-protection issues to correct to be trusted as a starter. He projects as a valuable interior swing backup.91. Los Angeles Chargers: Trey Pipkins, OT, Sioux FallsPipkins (6-6, 309 pounds) has a shot at starting right away at right tackle to help Melvin Gordon and Philip Rivers. His athleticism and quick feet can get him on the field while he refines his technique.92. New York Jets: Chuma Edoga, OT, USCEdoga (6-3, 308 pounds) is athletic, but he’s a natural run-blocker who needs a lot of work to hold up as a pass protector. He will be tabbed for right tackle.93. Baltimore Ravens: Miles Boykin, WR, Notre DameAfter getting smaller, quicker Marquise Brown to help Lamar Jackson, the Ravens complement him with the bigger, faster Boykin (6-4, 220 pounds) Watch for Boykin putting it all together to look the part of a true No. 1 wideout.94. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Jamel Dean, CB, AuburnDean (6-1, 206 pounds) helps continue the mission of getting more size and coverage versatility for Todd Bowles’ remixed secondary.95. New York Giants: Oshane Ximines, DE, Old DominionXimines (6-3, 253 pounds) is a quick and powerful pass-rusher who will be used more situationally at first until he rounds into a complete player who isn’t a liability against the run.96. Buffalo Bills: Dawson Knox, TE, Ole MissKnox (6-4, 254 pounds) is a strong inline run-blocker with the toughness to develop into a reliable, workman-like intermediate receiver, much like free-agent addition Tyler Kroft.97. Los Angeles Rams: Bobby Evans, OT, OklahomaEvans (6-4, 312 pounds) is a strong, mean and powerful blocker built best for right tackle. He’ll back up Rob Havenstein early and could have a chance to take over there should Havenstein succeed Andrew Whitworth on the left side in 2020.98. Jacksonville Jaguars: Quincy Williams, S, Murray StateWilliams (5-11, 225 pounds), the brother of Jets first-round defensive tackle Quinnen, is a versatile safety prospect who will serve as a backup as develops his all-around game better.99. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Mike Edwards, S, KentuckyEdwards (5-10, 205 pounds) gives Todd Bowles even more secondary depth as a swing backup to Justin Evans and free-agent addition Kentrell Brice.100. Carolina Panthers: Will Grier, QB, West VirginiaThe Panthers go with the Charlotte-area native as their new higher-upside backup and contingency plan for Cam Newton. Grier (6-2, 217 pounds) is an aggressive downfield passer but there’s much to work on with his short-to-deep accuracy, mechanics and release to be considered starting material.101. New England Patriots: Yodny Cajuste, OT, West Virginia Cajuste plays with good power and length at 6-5, 315 pounds and is the best pure edge-run-blocker in the class. He needs to become a smoother pass-protector in order to be trusted on the left side. He is for now a right tackle contingency for 30-year-old Marcus Cannon.102. Minnesota Vikings: Alexander Mattison, RB, Boise StateMattison (5-11, 221 pounds) has a good blend of quickness, power and receiving ability to take over as Dalvin Cook’s backup, replacing free-agent departure Latavius Murray. The Cards are keeping Patrick Peterson and now have someone they can mold like him. Murphy is a smooth, fluid cover man. What he gives up in size and press potential (5-11, 190 pounds) he makes up for in speed, aggressiveness and ballhawking skills.The first round of the 2019 NFL Draft is in the books, but that’s only one small chapter to the story. There’s plenty more to be written on Day 2, as the teams will make their second- and third-round picks Friday night.SN’s NFL DRAFT HQ:Day 2 winners & losers | Live pick tracker | Best availablelast_img read more

Ó DOMHNAILL WELCOMES PROGRESS ON REDUCTION OF DEVELOPMENT CHARGES

first_imgCouncillor Seamus Ó Domhnaill has welcomed Donegal County Council’s decision to hold a meeting to look positively on reducing Development Charges for one-off houses in Donegal following a motion he succeeded in having passed at Monday’s council meeting.Speaking after the meeting Cllr. Ó Domhnaill said he was delighted that his fellow councillors seen fit to fully support his motion calling on the Council to reduce Development Charges for individuals wishing to build Houses in Donegal.“In essence with it becoming increasingly more difficult to access money from the Banks by way of mortgages Individuals are having to build Houses bit by bit now whenever money can be gathered to allow for another segment of the construction to proceed, but having to pay an amount of €6,500 to the Council before the commencement of Construction was meaning that people simply were not starting to build at all.” The Current Policy which is in place with Donegal County Council levies a charge of up to €6,569 on applicants who are successful in obtaining Planning Permission.Cllr. Ó Domhnaill maintains that this large amount of money which is payable to the Council prior to building commencing is in effect prohibiting Young People form deciding to build at all.While speaking on his motion at Mondays meeting Ó Domhnaill explained; “Given the fact that there now is a necessity on Home owners to pay a property Tax the Development Charge which is supposed to go towards services is basically double taxation, this on top of the Architect cost and application fee to obtain planning permission is simply placing too much of a burden upon those who wish to build houses for their own use in their own communities.”He continued “We as a council should be supporting those who wish to make roots in their own communities instead of placing financial obstacles which many can simply not overcome.” He said he is aware first hand of individuals who obtained Planning Permission and had intended to stage build a modest home for their family.“Unfortunately they were unable to pay the Development Charge and moved oversees in an attempt to sae money, when there they bought a house and have set up home oversees and are unlikely to return. I believe that if the Charge was lower they would have built at home by way of a stage build and would have set up Home in Donegal.”It has been agreed that Donegal County Council will hold a workshop in early June to discuss the lowering of the development charges for people building family homes in Donegal.Cllr. Ó Domhnaill has stated that he expects the charge to be “dramatically reduced and that this can only be positive to the Donegal Economy as more Houses will be built by our local Community, Young People will hopefully find it easier to build and stay at home and the extra revenue generated in the Construction will benefit the local economy.Ends Ó DOMHNAILL WELCOMES PROGRESS ON REDUCTION OF DEVELOPMENT CHARGES was last modified: May 29th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more