05/19/17 - Tyshon Dye, rSr/2018, East Carolina, 5-11, 220 (DS#999 RB) East Carolina has added three graduate transfers from Power Five schools ... including coach Scottie Montgomery's old quarterback at Duke. Montgomery on Friday announced the signings of quarterback Thomas Sirk, running back Tyshon Dye of Clemson and defensive lineman Gaelin Elmore of Minnesota. All can play immediately and have one year of eligibility remaining. Sirk was Montgomery's quarterback when Montgomery was the Blue Devils' offensive coordinator in 2015. Sirk missed last season after injuring his Achilles tendon twice in seven months, but he threw for 2,693 yards and 19 touchdowns and rushed for 16 TDs in 24 career games at Duke. Dye was a backup for the Tigers' national championship team last season. Elmore started six games last season for the Golden Gophers. - AP College Football
05/18/17 - Antonio Callaway, Jr/2019, Florida, 5-11, 197 (DS#5 WR) Florida WR Callaway cited for marijuana possession...Florida wide receiver Antonio Callaway has been cited for misdemeanor marijuana possession, according to Alachua County court records. Callaway, 20, was a passenger in a black Mercedes SUV when Gainesville Police Department officers stopped the vehicle for a seatbelt violation on Saturday morning. According to the police report, officers smelled marijuana in the car driven by Kendrick Williams, 40, and found seven grams of the drug in Callaway's pocket during the search. Callaway is scheduled to appear in court on June 6. Florida released a statement saying that "Coach (Jim) McElwain is aware of it and it is being dealt with." Callaway was suspended amid sexual battery allegations last spring, but was reinstated to the team in August after an independent hearing officer found Callaway not responsible of sexually assaulting a female student in December 2015. Callaway reeled in 54 passes for 721 yards and three touchdowns during his sophomore season. Overall, he has 89 receptions for 1,399 yards and seven TDs in two seasons. - The Sports Xchange
05/17/17 - Jonathan Giles, rJr/2020, LSU, 5-11, 184 (DS#12 WR) WR Giles announces he will transfer to LSU...Former Texas Tech wide receiver Jonathan Giles has decided to transfer to LSU, he announced on his Twitter feed. Giles caught 69 passes for 1,158 yards and 13 touchdown passes last season as a sophomore. He will sit out the 2017 season due to NCAA transfer regulations and has two seasons of eligibility remaining. "First and foremost, I would like to thank my family and everyone who has helped me throughout this whole recruiting process," Giles said. "I would also like to thank all the colleges who has given me the opportunity to continue my football and education career. The relationship I have made with the coaches will stay with me for a lifetime." Giles prospered last season with the Red Raiders by being the favorite target of quarterback Patrick Mahomes II, who elected to enter the NFL draft and was the 10th overall pick by the Kansas City Chiefs. Giles chose LSU over Florida State and Oregon. - The Sports Xchange
05/15/17 - Jerminic Smith, Jr/2019, Iowa, 6-1, 187 (DS#36 WR) Iowa's depleted receiving corps lost another player Friday, when the Hawkeyes announced that Jerminic Smith has left the program. Smith caught 23 passes for 314 yards and a pair of touchdowns in 2016 for Iowa. But Smith was suspended for spring workouts because of academics. Coach Kirk Ferentz says "we have mutually agreed that at this point it is in everyone's best interest that Jerminic starts a new chapter in his collegiate career." Running back Akrum Wadley led all returning players with 36 catches, though senior star Matt VandeBerg is expected back after catching 19 passes in just four games. Iowa opens next season on Sept. 2 at home against Wyoming. - AP College Football
05/15/17 - Brandon Harris, Sr/2018, North Carolina, 6-2, 206 (DS#23 QB) North Carolina officially adds former LSU QB Harris...North Carolina officially added former LSU quarterback Brandon Harris on Friday when the graduate transfer signed a scholarship agreement with the school. Harris recently completed his graduation requirements at LSU and is eligible for the 2017 season. Harris originally announced he was transferring to North Carolina on March 28. "Obviously, it has been an important time for me, looking for a great situation and another opportunity to grow as a young man and as a student as well as a football player," Harris wrote on Facebook at the time. "The opportunity to accomplish that is very important to me. After my official visit this weekend to the University of North Carolina, I'm going to get that opportunity." Harris lost his starting job at LSU after two games of last season to Danny Etling. Harris started 12 games in 2015 as a sophomore and passed for 2,165 yards, 13 touchdowns and six interceptions. In 25 games over three seasons with the Tigers, Harris passed for 2,756 yards, 20 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He also rushed for seven touchdowns. North Carolina doesn't have a current starting quarterback as Mitch Trubisky departed school to enter the 2017 NFL Draft. Trubisky was the second overall selection by the Chicago Bears. - The Sports Xchange
05/10/17 - Demetrius Cooper, rSr/2018, Michigan State, 6-4, 253 (DS#16 DE) A court has ordered Michigan State defensive end Demetrius Cooper to undergo daily alcohol testing after he consumed alcohol last month in violation of his bond. Cooper in November accepted a plea deal on misdemeanor assault charges for spitting in the face of an East Lansing parking officer. The deal was for the assault charge to be dismissed in favor of a littering fine if Cooper complied with conditions including no alcohol. According to District Court documents, 22-year-old Cooper of Chicago consumed alcohol around April 21. On Tuesday, he was ordered to undergo daily alcohol testing between 5 and 9 a.m. and provide a weekly log to his probation officer. The 6-foot-5, 253-pound Cooper started at defensive end last season. The fifth-year senior was projected as a starter this fall. - AP Sports
05/09/17 - Devwah Whaley, So/2020, Arkansas, 5-10, 216 (DS#11 RB) Arkansas was expected to have one of the most talented running back tandems in the Southeastern Conference this season with an experienced Rawleigh Williams and up-and-comer Devwah Whaley. The depth will now be unexpectedly tested after Monday's announcement that Williams was leaving football after his latest injury scare. Despite having suffered a broken neck during the 2015 season, Williams emerged as one of the top running backs in the SEC as a sophomore last season - finishing third in the league with 1,360 yards rushing and 12 touchdowns. His departure now puts the spotlight on Whaley, a 5-foot-10, 216-pound rusher out of Texas who was signed last year in the aftermath of running backs Jonathan Williams and Alex Collins leaving early for the NFL.
"I've recruited a lot of good running backs," coach Bret Bielema said in announcing Whaley's signing. "In my opinion, he's as good as any I've recruited." Whaley chose the Razorbacks over a host of national powers - including Alabama, Georgia, Notre Dame Stanford - after rushing for 1,701 yards and 23 touchdowns as a senior in high school. He showed glimpses of his immense talent as a freshman at Arkansas, finishing with 602 yards rushing and a 5.5-yard per rush average while backing up Williams. His debut season included a career-best 135-yard rushing effort against Alcorn State, highlighted by a 75-yard touchdown run, and a 19-carry, 112-yard performance in a win at Mississippi State in November. - AP College Football
05/08/17 - Rawleigh Williams III, Jr/2019, Arkansas, 5-09, 226 (DS#999 RB) Neck injury ends career of Arkansas RB Williams...Arkansas running back Rawleigh Williams III, who rushed for 1,360 yards and 12 touchdowns last season, announced Monday he is giving up football after suffering a second neck injury. Williams' latest neck injury came during the Razorbacks' final spring scrimmage last month. He was carted off the field and taken to the hospital. Williams, who would have been a junior this season, wrote a heartfelt letter on Arkansas' official website that was titled "Next Chapter." "I've seen the replay. I saw a normal hit. That scared me," Williams wrote in his letter. "It shows me it doesn't take a big hit at this point. Any little thing can trigger it. I also saw the reaction of my mom and my sister. That broke my heart. I can't do this anymore. I want to be able to walk."
Williams suffered the first neck injury as a freshman in 2015 against Auburn and underwent surgery to fuse a disk in his neck. "I'm moving onto the next chapter of my life," Williams wrote. "It's tough to not be able to play football anymore because I've been playing since I was four years old. It wasn't something I wanted to do or planned on having to do so early. I've prayed, listened to my doctors, my parents and my gut. It still doesn't seem real yet, but I really don't have a choice. I've dodged the bullet twice. I realize at the end of the day I want to live a normal life and be around my family." Williams met with doctors and Arkansas coach Bret Bielema last week before making his final decision to walk away from playing football. - The Sports Xchange
05/08/17 - Josh Smith, rSr/2018, Tennessee, 6-1, 213 (DS#82 WR) Tennessee wide receiver Josh Smith was arrested Saturday for an alleged domestic assault after a fight with a roommate. Knoxville police say roommate Kennedy Foster had a bloody face and swelling to his left eye, lips and nose after a fight in their home on Friday night. Smith was released on bond, police said Saturday. Tennessee athletic department spokesman Tom Satkowiak said "we are aware of the situation." Keith Stewart, a lawyer for Smith, said Smith is cooperating with police in the investigation. According to the police report, Smith said he and Foster were drinking Friday night when Foster started coughing severely and went to his room. Foster told police he locked the door. Smith said he "kicked the door down" out of concern for Foster's well-being. Smith indicated Foster looked at him as if he were an intruder and Foster tackled him, clawed him in the face and started swinging at him.
Smith said Foster went after another roommate, causing Smith to get back involved "to break up the altercation." Smith told police he kicked Foster in the face twice while Foster was on the ground. Smith then called his parents, who took Foster to the hospital. Police said Foster had difficulty remembering the chain of events, and Smith had marks "consistent with clawing on his neck and cheek as well as a mark on his nose and lip." - AP Sports
05/08/17 - Joey Julius, rJr/2019, Penn State, 5-10, 265 (DS#999 K) Penn State K Julius dealing with eating disorder...Penn State kicker Joey Julius posted on social media that he is again receiving treatment for binge eating. "I have been struggling over the last couple months with my eating disorder," the 5-foot-10, 258-pound Julius wrote on his Facebook page Friday. "It got to the point where I had to return to St. Louis to seek further treatment at the McCallum Place. Recovery is a wonderful and beautiful thing that I am working on returning too. "For anyone out there that has similar struggles I hope you too can seek help in some way."
Julius, who will be a redshirt junior in the fall, said he made the posts after questions arose concerning his absence from Penn State's spring game. The 22-year-old announced on Oct. 3 that he struggles with binge eating and has battled the disorder for over a decade. Julius said he's improving while away from school, but did not put a timetable on his return. "I am doing well and the treatment is helping," Julius said in Friday's post. "There is light at the end of the tunnel. It is just a very long tunnel. - The Sports Xchange
05/08/17 - Deebo Samuel, rJr/2019, South Carolina, 5-11, 208 (DS#7 WR) Police have cleared South Carolina linebacker Skai Moore and receiver Deebo Samuel from any involvement in a bar fight last weekend. Moore, Samuel and former South Carolina defender Jalen Dread were accused earlier this week of participating in a fight. However, after reviewing video evidence, the Columbia Police Department determined that while Moore was at the bar, he was not involved in the fight. Samuel was in the area, but not at the bar during the time of the assault. Police are still looking for Dread, a backup linebacker who decided to transfer. Moore led the Gamecocks in tackles his first three seasons before sitting out last year following neck fusion surgery. Samuel topped South Carolina with 59 receptions and 783 yards. - AP Sports
05/04/17 - Kyle Kearns, rSo/2020, Wake Forest, 6-2, 195 (DS#999 QB) Wake Forest has dismissed backup quarterback Kyle Kearns from the team for a violation of team rules. Coach Dave Clawson announced the dismissal Wednesday. The school's news release didn't specify the nature of the violation. Kearns played in five games as a redshirt freshman in 2016 but would have entered preseason practice behind three-year starter John Wolford and Kendall Hinton on the depth chart. He made his only start against Clemson and played much of the second half of the Military Bowl victory against Temple. Both appearances came when both Wolford and Hinton were out with injuries. Kearns completed 13 of 25 passes for 206 yards last season. - AP Sports
05/04/17 - Eddy Pineiro, rJr/2019, Florida, 5-11, 178 (DS#1 K) Florida kicker Eddy Pineiro might just be ready to etch his name in the NCAA record book. The redshirt sophomore of the Gators kicked an 81-yard field goal in a recent practice, easily clearing the bar as winds buffeted the trees beyond the end zone. The college record stands at 67 yards, set in 1977 by Russell Erxleben of Texas and matched by three others. Erxleben also kicked two other field goals beyond 60 yards that season, but challenges to the college mark have been rare because of changes in the rules - no more tees and a change in ball placement after a failed kick has discouraged coaches from trying from really long range. The longest field goal since those rule changes was in 1998 - Martin Gramatica of Kansas State hit from 65 yards. - AP Sports
05/04/17 - Sheriron Jones, rSo/2020, Tennessee, 6-2, 208 (DS#999 QB) Quarterback Sheriron Jones is leaving Tennessee's program again. Tennessee athletic department spokesman Stephen Lee confirmed Tuesday that Jones has been granted his release to transfer. 247Sports first reported Jones was transferring. Jones had left Tennessee's team in January 2016 to transfer to Colorado, but he returned to the Volunteers later that month. He played in one game and threw one pass last season. In Tennessee's April 22 spring game, Jones went 1 of 4 for 2 yards and had a 7-yard run. Jones had been competing for the right to replace Pittsburgh Steelers fourth-round draft pick Joshua Dobbs as Tennessee's starting quarterback. Quinten Dormady and Jarrett Guarantano are thought to be the leaders in that race, though Tennessee coach Butch Jones said after the spring game nobody has an edge. - AP Sports
05/02/17 - Xavier Washington, Sr/2018, Northwestern, 6-1, 235 (DS#83 OLB) Northwestern has indefinitely suspended defensive end Xavier Washington after he was arrested in Evanston and charged with a felony count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance - cocaine. An NU spokesman confirmed the arrest and said the university is investigating the matter. The Daily Northwestern reported that Evanston Police was called to investigate an off-campus disturbance at 3:30 a.m. Sunday and found Washington in possession of cocaine. Washington, a native of Cedar Hill, Texas, started eight games last season as a junior, registering 7 1/2 tackles for a loss. - Teddy Greenstein, The Chicago Tribune
05/02/17 - LaDarrius Jackson, Jr/2019, South Florida, 6-3, 243 (DS#999 DE) South Florida DE Jackson arrested on sexual assault charges...South Florida defensive end Ladarrius Jackson was arrested Monday night on charges of sexual assault/battery and false imprisonment of a fellow student at a residential hall on campus, according to multiple reports. Jackson, a 22-year-old junior, was arrested around 10:30 p.m. ET after forcing a female classmate to perform a sexual act earlier in the day, per a USF police report. He "forced her into her room after she placed her hands on a wall in an attempt to stop him, pushed her onto the bed and straddled her," according to the report via the Tampa Bay Times. The victim said she did not attempt to leave the room because she was afraid the 6-foot-4, 243 pound Jackson would try to stop her. She immediately reported the incident to the university housing staff.
No physical injuries were reported to the police and Jackson was detained at Tampa International Airport, the Times reports. Jackson was still in jail as of Tuesday morning and being held without bail, Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office records show. Jackson has been removed from team activities pending the investigation. "We are aware of the charges filed against (Jackson)," USF coach Charlie Strong said in a statement. "While we find the allegations troubling, we will continue to gather information and support the judicial process before providing further comment." Jackson, of Birmingham, Ala., recorded three tackles in seven games last season. He is the second South Florida football player to be arrested this offseason. - The Sports Xchange
05/01/17 - Elijah Holyfield, So/2020, Georgia, 5-10, 195 (DS#999 RB) Georgia RB Holyfield arrested on drug charges...Georgia sophomore running back Elijah Holyfield was arrested Monday on multiple misdemeanor drug charges. Campus police arrested Holyfield with less than one ounce of marijuana and paraphernalia. Per the University of Georgia code of conduct, a one-game suspension is mandated for athletes following any marijuana-related arrest. The 20-year-old is the son of former boxing heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield. Holyfield is competing for playing time with sophomore Brian Herrien, who also received reps as a slot receiver during spring drills. Holyfield rushed for 41 yards and a touchdown in the spring game, and coach Kirby Smart said the light had come on, hinting at a short-yardage role. "It seems he is running faster, more powerful, more comfortable," Smart said. "He's just a bowling ball, man. He's really physical, especially in the red area." Holyfield was a four-star recruit and played in five games as a freshman. - The Sports Xchange
04/29/17 - Darren Carrington II, rSr/2018, Oregon, 6-1, 195 (DS#6 WR) Justin Herbert threw for 327 yards and found Darren Carrington for three touchdowns in Oregon's first Spring Game under new coach Willie Taggart on Saturday. The vibe around the annual event was totally different than in past years: Instead of building on previous successes, the Ducks are - almost - starting fresh. There are a few familiar faces, notably Carrington and running back Royce Freeman, but it is clear the Ducks are now Taggart's team. "We definitely got a lot of work to do," Carrington said. "But we're on the upside right now. There's no backsteps, we're only going up." Taggart is taking over an Oregon team that finished 4-8 last season and at the bottom of the Pac-12 North standings at 2-7, snapping a run of nine straight winning seasons in conference play.
Taggart's first spring game featured Team Free, led by Herbert and featuring Carrington and Freeman, against Team Brave, with Travis Jonson and newcomer Braxton Burmeister at quarterback. Team Free won 34-11 before a crowd announced at 36,821. Unlike past seasons under Mark Helfrich and Chip Kelly, when the event was more of a scrimmage based on points, this was more like an actual game - with a running clock in the second half. Herbert, a sophomore, completed 16 of 26 passes for Team Free. He threw for 1,936 yards and 19 touchdowns in eight games as a freshman last season. Carrington finished with four receptions for 116 yards. - AP Sports
04/29/17 - Rawleigh Williams III, Jr/2019, Arkansas, 5-09, 226 (DS#999 RB) A year and a half after he broke his neck in a game, Arkansas running back Rawleigh Williams suffered another injury scare when he was taken away in an ambulance from a Razorbacks practice on Saturday. Williams was injured prior to an Arkansas scrimmage, falling to the ground after a light hit and remaining there afterward. He was able to move his fingers before being loaded onto a stretcher and cart, and the university announced his injury as a "stinger." Following the completion of the scrimmage, Razorbacks coach Bret Bielema said the early indications about Williams' injury were "very, very positive." "Obviously, a huge scare out there," Bielema said. "With his history and everything that goes into it, it seems to be something unrelated. I don't want to speak out of turn, so we'll wait until we get confirmation."
Williams led Arkansas and was third in the Southeastern Conference with 1,360 yards rushing last season, also rushing for 12 touchdowns. That came after the 5-foot-10 226-pound running back suffered a broken neck in a game against Auburn as a freshman in 2015. Following his injury on Saturday, Williams' teammates huddled in silence at midfield inside the Walker Pavilion - where the Razorbacks were holding their final practice of the spring after the school's Red-White game was canceled because of inclement weather. "It's just something you never want to happen to anyone, but especially Rawleigh because it's his second time," Arkansas quarterback Austin Allen said. "It's one of those things where he's always in the back of your mind during practice and all our thoughts were on him." - AP Sports
04/28/17 - Kevin King, Sr/2017, Washington, 6-3, 200 (DS#3 CB) Packers take CB King with first selection of second round...Thirty-three picks into the 2017 NFL draft, the Green Bay Packers finally made their first selection, tapping Washington cornerback Kevin King on Friday night in Philadelphia. The only player remaining in the draft green room, King said, "I came here to walk the stage, get my hat, have my mom and dad with me on the red carpet." King is a massive cornerback at 6-foot-3, 200 pounds, and ran the 40-yard dash in the 4.3 range at the scouting combine. Green Bay was 31st in pass defense last season and received high interest in the No. 33 pick. General manager Ted Thompson opted to stay put this time and add King to a depth-deprived secondary. The Packers received the first pick of the second round in a trade with the Cleveland Browns, who moved up to No. 29 to select Miami (Fla.) tight end David Njoku on Thursday. - The Sports Xchange
04/27/17 - *John Ross, rJr/2017, Washington, 5-11, 188 (DS#2 WR) Bengals get speedy WR Ross...The Cincinnati Bengals didn't expect to have most of their top targets still available at the No. 9 pick on Thursday. They could have addressed a major need on the defensive line, added depth at linebacker or even tight end. Instead, the Bengals went with who they felt was the best player still on the board -- University of Washington receiver John Ross. Ross made history in March when he ran a record-setting 4.22-second 40-yard dash at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis. One scout told USA Today that he clocked Ross at 4.16 seconds. "This guy's role kind of jumps out at you with his speed," offensive coordinator Ken Zampese told the Cincinnati Enquirer. "The thing that jumps out at you as well is that he's a technician. He takes great pride in his craft, getting in and out of breaks, not a lot of wasted motion. He transitions very well."
While Ross could be construed as an out-of-the-box pick for the Bengals considering the players still available and the team's depth at receiver, he does fill a need. A.J. Green had 964 receiving yards and four touchdowns despite a late hamstring injury. Brandon LaFell had a solid first season in Cincinnati with 862 yards and six TDs. But, neither has the capability to consistently stretch a defense. The Bengals drafted speedy Cody Core in round six last year and he showed improvement late in the season, but Ross could make each of them better with his ability to go over the top. Ross, a second-team All-American, had 81 catches with 1,150 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns which tied for second nationally. The pick also carries some risk. Ross had surgery after the college season to repair a torn labrum he managed to play through and should recover fully. "I am right on schedule," Ross said Thursday night. "I will be cleared in July and I will be ready for training camp." - The Sports Xchange
04/27/17 - *Marlon Humphrey, rSo/2017, Alabama, 6-0, 197 (DS#5 CB) Ravens bolster secondary, tab CB Humphrey in first round...The Baltimore Ravens found help for their secondary by taking hard-nosed Alabama cornerback Marlon Humphrey with the No. 16 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft on Thursday night. Humphrey provides another playmaker for a unit that has been hampered by injuries over the past three seasons. Humphrey, who left Alabama after his sophomore season, will have to fight for a starting spot with veterans Jimmy Smith, newly signed Brandon Carr and second-year player Tavon Young. "It was an opportunity for us to continue to put some strength into our secondary," Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said. "Now, we feel like we have four really good corners with Brandon, Jimmy, Tavon, along with Marlon. (Marlon) has great size. He has really long arms and he can run. I feel like we got better in the secondary."
Humphrey has the pedigree to be a difference-maker. His father, Bobby Humphrey, also played at Alabama as a running back and was a first-round selection by the Denver Broncos in the 1989 NFL Supplemental Draft. The younger Humphrey started all 29 games of his short career at Alabama. He had two interceptions and three forced fumbles in 2016. Ravens coach John Harbaugh expects Humphrey to make an immediate impact. However, Harbaugh emphasized there is no pressure on the young cornerback because of the number of veterans Baltimore has in the secondary. "We've gone after a portion of our team in the back end with our secondary with a vengeance," Harbaugh said. "We've done a great as job as an organization in terms of getting that done. We have some really good players back there and there is going to be competition. We're going to be darn tough to throw against." - The Sports Xchange
04/27/17 - *Mitchell Trubisky, rJr/2017, North Carolina, 6-2, 222 (DS#1 QB) Bears trade up to No. 2, select QB Trubisky...The Chicago Bears made a trade with the San Francisco 49ers to move up to the No. 2 overall pick in the NFL Draft on Thursday, and with that selection, they took North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. San Francisco moved down just one spot to the No. 3 overall pick, and also landed the No. 67 and No. 111 pick from the Bears in this year's draft as well as a 2018 third-round pick. There were reports that Cleveland might take Trubisky with the No. 1 overall selection, but the Browns made the expected move by taking defensive lineman Myles Garrett of Texas A&M. The Bears signed Mike Glennon earlier in the offseason, and he was expected to be the starter next season. That could change now, though. Trubisky made an impression on pro scouts despite being a starter for just one season. He completed 68 percent of his passes and has good size (6-foot-2, 220 pounds) and athleticism. The Bears released Jay Cutler last month. With the third overall pick, the 49ers selected Stanford defensive tackle Solomon Thomas. NFLDraftScout.com rated Garrett the top overall prospect in the draft, with Thomas No. 2 and Trubisky No. 11. - The Sports Xchange
04/27/17 - *Myles Garrett, Jr/2017, Texas AM, 6-4, 272 (DS#1 DE) Browns take DL Garrett with top pick...Texas A&M pass rusher Myles Garrett was the first overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft on Thursday, giving the Cleveland Browns an anchor on defense while not addressing the long-standing vacancy for a franchise quarterback. Cleveland selected Garrett with the first of 11 picks the Browns held entering the draft, a bounty bolstered in part by dealing the No. 2 pick in the 2016 draft to the Philadelphia Eagles. For only the sixth time since the Browns returned to the NFL in 1999, the No. 1 pick was not a quarterback. At 6-foot-4, 272 pounds, Garrett had a 4.64 40-yard dash (1.57 in the first 10 yards), a 41-inch vertical and 10-7 broad jump. The defensive end has been the presumptive No. 1 pick for months, even with the Browns leading a gaggle of teams in the top 10 with uncertainty at quarterback.
Garrett bears some physical similarities to 2014 No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney, the South Carolina All-American who has been dogged by minor injuries with the Houston Texans. "We spent a lot of time with him," Browns vice president of football operations Sashi Brown said. "We learned a lot about what makes him tick, what motivates him, how he spends his downtime, how he spends his time with his teammates. He's an enjoyable young man ... bright, competitive. Whatever team gets him, particularly if it's us, would be proud to have him." - The Sports Xchange
04/27/17 - Adrian Magee, rSo/2020, LSU, 6-4, 323 (DS#999 OG) A Louisiana State University backup offensive tackle has been arrested by authorities in connection with a theft and suspended indefinitely by the team's coach. News outlets reports 20-year-old Adrian Magee was arrested Wednesday on one count of felony simple burglary. LSU Head Coach Ed Orgeron suspended him indefinitely the same day. Baton Rouge Police spokesman Don Coppola Jr. says Magee's charges stem from an April 1 theft at an apartment from where multiple items including $1,200 and a speaker were stolen. Coppola says Magee returned to the scene when the victim came home. He says when the victim told Magee he planned to check surveillance video to determine who robbed the place, Magee brought back some of the missing items. It's unclear if Magee has an attorney. - AP Sports