Roundup: Goff goes 1st, Buckner goes 7th, Jack still on the board
Congratulations to Cal quarterback Jared Goff, who was taken first overall by the Los Angeles Rams in the 2016 NFL Draft. Goff is the second Golden Bear to go first overall, following the Atlanta Falcons selecting QB Steve Bartkowski No. 1 in the 1975 draft.
Bleacher Report grades the San Francisco 49ers’ selection of DeForest Buckner with the No. 7 pick. Some thought he would go No. 3 overall, but the 49ers are getting a beast on the defensive line.
The 49ers are also getting a beast on the offensive line by selecting Joshua Garnett with the 28th pick. Sporting News asserts that the Niners shored up their offensive line by taking Garnett.
Bob McGinn of the Journal Sentinel believes that UCLA’s Kenny Clark makes sense for Green Bay (the Packers selected him 27th overall). Probably the biggest news with respect to the Bruins on Thursday night was Myles Jack not being taken in the first round. Frank Schwab of Yahoo! Sports writes that Jack fell out of the first round due to concerns over his knee injury.
He didn’t get selected Thursday night, but former Washington State offensive lineman Joe Dahl is close to realizing his NFL dream, writes Jacob Thorpe.
Isaiah Thomas had a heated exchange with Dennis Schröder of the Atlanta Hawks as Game 6 came to a close. Thomas and Schröder had gone at each other all series (the Hawks won 104-92 Thursday night to take the series 4-2).
Football fans, wondering what the position battles to watch at Utah are? Glad you asked, because Kevin Gemmell’s got ya covered in the preceding link.
Before the Wildcats beat USC 8-5 Thursday night, the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association announced that Bobby Dalbec was named to the NCBWA Midseason Stopper of the Year Watch List, while last week Cody Ramer was named to the Brooks Wallace Shortstop of the Year Watch List.
Doug Haller reports that Arizona State has extended men’s basketball coach Bobby Hurley’s contract by one year to the 2021 season.
Colorado women’s lacrosse defeated Oregon 11-3 in the MPSF tournament quarterfinals Thursday night, earning a semifinal berth against Stanford in the process (Pat Rooney, BuffZone.com). It’s the third straight year the Buffs and Card have met in the semis, with Nerd Nation winning each of the first two meetings in a landslide.
Danny Moran lets us know that Oregon State men’s basketball forward Tres Tinkle had successful foot surgery earlier in the week. Coach (and father) Wayne Tinkle said it will probably be at least two months until his boy can return to the court.
USC beach volleyball’s top-seeded pair Kelly Claes and Sara Hughes advanced to the semifinals of the inaugural Pac-12 Pairs’ Championship on Thursday.
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