Roundup: Rounding up NFL Round 1
Great Thursday night for Pac-12 football alums, what with six guys from the Conference of Champions going in the first round of the NFL Draft (thanks Lombo, good to have you aboard). First up was Solomon Thomas, who was chosen third overall by the San Francisco 49ers. Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group writes that Thomas’ selection was part of the Niners’ move to shore up a horrendous defense. Also, shouts out to Christian McCaffrey for going eighth overall to the Panthers.
Patrick Judis of Cincy Jungle, a Cincinnati Bengals SB Nation site, gives us five ways the Bengals improved by taking John Ross with the No. 9 pick. The former Dawg certainly went higher than expected, but you gotta like having the fastest 40-time in NFL Combine history on your side if you’re a Bengals fan.
Yeah buddy! Adoree’ Jackson told TMZ he’s celebrating being drafted by the Titans 18th overall by going to McDonald’s.
After being selected 20th by the Denver Broncos, former Utah offensive lineman Garett Bolles brought his 4-month-old baby on to the stage, suited and booted and everything.
Takkarist McKinley brought a photo of his late grandmother on the stage with him after the Atlanta Falcons called his named at No. 26 and gave an emotional interview with Deion Sanders immediately after. You can fine him later.
Written before the first round, Jacob Thorpe is of the opinion that Washington State wide receivers Gabe Marks and River Cracraft will be value picks for the teams that take them (if they get selected).
Michael Lev believes that it’s an issue that Arizona football isn’t producing NFL Draft selections.
Cal women’s tennis is on to the Pac-12 Championship semifinals after blanking Washington 5-0. The Golden Bears next face USC at 2 p.m. on Friday.
Pat Rooney previews Colorado’s MPSF Women’s Lacrosse Tournament semifinal against Stanford, going down Friday at 4 p.m. PT/5 p.m. MT at USC. The Buffs have lost to Stanford in the MPSF semis the last three years.
The Oregon State (and Oregon) women’s golf teams were selected for the NCAA regional in Lubbock, Texas (May 8-10).
Ryan Thorburn of The Register-Guard previews Oregon softball’s upcoming series against Oregon State. The Ducks have lost three straight conference series after starting the season 35-0.
Jeff Metcalfe takes a look at the weekend ahead for the Arizona State baseball and softball teams. Baseball is at Oregon, while softball takes on Arizona in Tucson.