Myles Garrett’s bend impresses football world

Published: Monday, August 28, 2017 @ 12:30 PM

Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett runs through drills at the NFL football team's training camp facility, Thursday, July 27, 2017, in Berea, Ohio.
AP Photo/Tony Dejak
Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett runs through drills at the NFL football team's training camp facility, Thursday, July 27, 2017, in Berea, Ohio.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

In a not-so-shocking development, Myles Garrett was a threat to the quarterback again on Saturday night.

In the Browns’ 13-9 win over the Buccaneers in Tampa, Garrett performed a few ‘awe’ plays. He finished the night with three quarterback pressures and one hit.

Garrett has been everything the Browns could’ve hoped for so far, numbers notwithstanding.







Cuonzo Martin’s Missouri Tigers win ‘street fight’ with Tennessee

Published: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 7:14 PM

Cuonzo Martin’s first game against Tennessee since he led the Vols to a 24-13 record and Sweet 16 appearance four years ago was as hard fought as expected on Wednesday night.

Missouri (13-5, 3-2 SEC) beat No. 21-ranked Tennessee 59-55 at sold-out Mizzou Arena in a defensive battle that saw both teams struggle to get off clean looks.

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“One thing we said to our guys, it will be a street fight,” Martin said on the SEC Network after the game. “They are a really good 3-point shooting team, and we wanted to take away the 3-ball.”

Tennessee’s guards struggled to score: Jordan Bone was 0-for-6 shooting , Jordan Bowden was 1-for-7, Lamonte Turner was 1-for-5 and James Daniel lll was 2-for-4 from the floor and missed a critical free throw in the closing seconds.

“We knew it would be a tough, physical game,” said Martin, who was known for his defensive brand of basketball during his tenure as the Vols’ head coach. “I like it ugly …. we did enough to win the game.”

Tennessee (12-5, 3-3) led by as many as 8 points in the first half and didn’t trail until Missouri opened the second half on a 7-0 run.

Martin said the crowd at Missouri helped get the team going.

“When you’re trying to be great program, you need tremendous crowd support,”Martin said. “We had great energy and great passion, and it was fun to be a part of it.”

The Tigers missed their first 10 shot attempts from beyond the 3-point art, but when they final did hit one with 16:08 left it gave Missouri a 34-27 lead. At the half, Missouri was 0-for-7 from three.

“I said to our guys at half, it’s a tie ball game, and we’re in a great shape, we haven’t made any threes,” Martin said. “I said I know they will eventually fall.”

Kevin Puryear led Missouri with 12 points and pulled down 10 rebounds.

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NFL mock draft 2018: First-round projections, top players, 2018 NFL Draft order (01/17/2018)

Published: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 2:30 AM

NFL Draft 2018 is close, with NFL Playoffs ready for conference championships on Sunday. Find 2018 NFL mock drafts below.

Much of the narrative around the 2018 NFL Draft is focused at quarterback. Mock drafts from Sports Illustrated and CBS Sports both have quarterbacks littering the top 10.

Here is a collection of 2018 NFL mock drafts from around the internet, plus Land of 10’s own projection.

NFL mock draft 2018: First-round projections, top players

Land of 10 predictions

1 Cleveland Browns Sam Darnold USC QB
2 New York Giants Connor Williams Texas OT
3 Indianapolis Colts Saquon Barkley Penn State RB
4 Cleveland Browns Mike McGlinchey Notre Dame G
5 Denver Broncos Baker Mayfield Oklahoma QB
6 New York Jets Josh Rosen UCLA QB
7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Bradley Chubb NC State DL
8 Chicago Bears Courtland Sutton SMU WR
9 San Francisco 49ers Derwin James Florida State DB
10 Oakland Raiders Minkah Fitzpatrick Alabama DB
11 Miami Dolphins Roquan Smith Georgia LB
12 Cincinnati Bengals Quenton Nelson Notre Dame G
13 Washington Redskins Calvin Ridley Alabama WR
14 Green Bay Packers Joshua Jackson Iowa DB
15 Arizona Cardinals Mason Rudolph Oklahoma State QB
16 Baltimore Ravens Denzel Ward Ohio State DB
17 Los Angeles Chargers Orlando Brown Oklahoma OL
18 Seattle Seahawks James Washington Oklahoma State WR
19 Dallas Cowboys Christian Kirk Texas A&M WR
20 Detroit Lions Ogbonnia Okoronkwo Oklahoma LB
21 Buffalo Bills Josh Allen Wyoming QB
22 Buffalo Bills Arden Key LSU DL
23 Los Angeles Rams Rashaan Evans Alabama LB
24 Carolina Panthers Maurice Hurst Michigan DL
25 Tennessee Titans Sam Hubbard Ohio State DL
26 Jacksonville Jaguars Marcus Davenport UTSA DL
27 Atlanta Falcons Vita Vea Washington DL
28 New Orleans Saints Harold Landry Boston College LB
29 Pittsburgh Steelers Malik Jefferson Texas LB
30 Philadelphia Eagles Tremaine Edwards Virginia Tech LB
31 Minnesota Vikings Billy Price Ohio State OL
32 New England Patriots Derrius Guice LSU RB

NFL mock draft 2018: Top players, projection for first round

CBS Sports projection

1 Cleveland Browns Sam Darnold USC QB
2 New York Giants Josh Rosen UCLA QB
3 Indianapolis Colts Minkah Fitzpatrick Alabama DB
4 Cleveland Browns (from Texans) Saquon Barkley Penn State RB
5 Denver Broncos Baker Mayfield Oklahoma QB
6 New York Jets Connor Williams Texas OT
7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Bradley Chubb NC State DE
8 Chicago Bears Courtland Sutton SMU WR
9 San Francisco 49ers Quenton Nelson Notre Dame G
10 Oakland Raiders Roquan Smith Georgia LB
11 Miami Dolphins Derwin James Florida State S
12 Cincinnati Bengals Orlando Brown Oklahoma OT
13 Washington Redskins Josh Allen Wyoming QB
14 Green Bay Packers Calvin Ridley Alabama WR
15 Arizona Cardinals Lamar Jackson Louisville QB
16 Baltimore Ravens Derrius Guice LSU RB
17 Los Angeles Chargers Vita Vea Washington DT
18 Seattle Seahawks Marcus Davenport UTSA DL
19 Dallas Cowboys James Washington Oklahoma State WR
20 Detroit Lions Maurice Hurst Michigan DT
21 Buffalo Bills Mason Rudolph Oklahoma State QB
22 Buffalo Bills (from Chiefs) Harrison Phillips Stanford DL
23 Los Angeles Rams Joshua Jackson Iowa CB
24 Carolina Panthers Anthony Miller Memphis WR
25 Tennessee Titans Taven Bryan Florida DT
26 Atlanta Falcons Da’Ron Payne Alabama DT
27 New Orleans Saints Tremaine Edwards Virginia Tech LB
28 Pittsburgh Steelers Malik Jefferson Texas LB
29 Jacksonville Jaguars Mark Andrews Oklahoma TE
30 Philadelphia Eagles Denzel Ward Ohio State CB
31 New England Patriots Ogbonnia Okoronkwo Oklahoma LB
32 Minnesota Vikings Chukwuma Okorafor Western Michigan OT

NFL mock draft 2018: First-round projections for 2018 NFL Draft

Sports Illustrated’s NFL executive-vetted projection

1 Sam Darnold USC QB
2 Saquon Barkley Penn State RB
3 Josh Rosen UCLA QB
4 Bradley Chubb NC State DE
5 Minkah Fitzpatrick Alabama CB
6 Quenton Nelson Notre Dame G
7 Mike McGlinchey Notre Dame OT
8 Connor Williams Texas OT
9 Denzel Ward Ohio State CB
10 Josh Allen Wyoming QB
11 Derwin James Florida State S
12 Da’Ron Payne Alabama DT
13 Courtland Sutton SMU WR
14 Harold Landry Boston College DE
15 Roquan Smith Georgia LB
16 Calvin Ridley Alabama WR
17 Christian Wilkins Clemson DT
18 Tarvarus McFadden Florida State CB
19 Orlando Brown Oklahoma OT
20 Clelin Ferrell Clemson DE/LB
21 Austin Bryant Clemson DE/LB
22 Christian Kirk Texas A&M WR
23 Sam Hubbard Ohio State DE/LB
24 Arden Key LSU DE
25 Chukwuma Okorafor Western Michigan OT
26 Dre’Mont Jones Ohio State DT
27 Baker Mayfield Oklahoma QB
28 Derrius Guice LSU RB
29 Isaiah Oliver Colorado CB
30 Rashaan Evans Alabama LB
31 Damien Harris Alabama RB
32 James Washington Oklahoma State WR

2018 NFL Draft: First round order

Pick Nos. 1 through 20 are set now that the regular season is finished.

1. Cleveland Browns

2. New York Giants

3. Indianapolis Colts

4. Cleveland Browns

5. Denver Broncos

6. New York Jets

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

8. Chicago Bears

9. San Francisco 49ers OR Oakland Raiders (coin flip)

11. Miami Dolphins

12. Cincinnati Bengals

13. Washington Redskins

14. Green Bay Packers

15. Arizona Cardinals

16. Baltimore Ravens

17. Los Angeles Chargers

18. Seattle Seahawks

19. Dallas Cowboys

20. Detroit Lions

21. Buffalo Bills

22. Buffalo Bills (from Chiefs)

23. Los Angeles Rams

24. Carolina Panthers

25. Tennessee Titans

26. Atlanta Falcons

27. New Orleans Saints

28. Pittsburgh Steelers

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Texas DT commit Keondre Coburn sets official visit with Miami

Published: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 6:52 PM

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Miami’s defensive line board continues to grow, this time with the addition of perhaps the highest profile realistic target yet. Keondre Coburn, a 4-star defensive tackle committed to Texas, told DieHards on Wednesday he will take an official visit this weekend to Coral Gables, Fla.

“This weekend,” the Under Armour All-American told DieHards in a message.

Andrew Ivins of 247sports.com first reported Coburn’s interest ahead of the Jan. 4 Under Armour All-America Game in Orlando.

Before suiting up for the game, which included five Miami commits, Coburn said a visit to the Miami metropolitan area was a possibility. The Hurricanes sent defensive quality control analyst Jonathan Patke in home with the defensive lineman Wednesday to line up the official visit.

Coburn is exactly the sort of defensive tackle Miami looks for in coordinator Manny Diaz’s 4-3 defense. He’s a true interior defensive lineman at 6-foot-1 and 329 pounds, which lets him create pressure with his burst and leverage. Physically, Coburn compares somewhat well to 4-star DT Nesta Silvera, who is the Hurricanes’ lone unsigned commitment. Coburn, however, is heavier and more reliable against the run, while Silvera is at his best as a pass rusher.

Coburn will still be a hard prospect for Miami to sway from his commitment to the Longhorns. The senior committed to Texas in August and took an official visit to Austin during December. Corby Meekins, Coburn’s former coach at Westfield High School in Houston, is now the Longhorns’ tight ends coach.

The Hurricanes, however, look like the only team which will get a crack at flipping Coburn. The defensive lineman doesn’t have any other official visits lined up.

Coburn is the third defensive tackle Miami has lined up for an official visit during the final weeks leading up to National Signing Day. Michael Thompson, another 4-star prospect, told SEC Country’s Alex Kirschner he’ll visit the weekend of Jan. 26 and 3-star DT Jamarcus Chatman told DieHards on Wednesday he’ll visit the weekend of Feb. 2. Silvera will also take an official visit at some point. The Hurricanes hosted 4-star DT Dennis Briggs for an official visit last weekend.

Coburn is considered the nation’s No. 8 defensive tackle in the 247Sports composite rankings. He ranks No. 116 overall and No. 13 in Texas. Thompson is the Miami’s only defensive tackle target ranked higher. The St. Louis prospect checks in at No. 2 at the position and No. 55 overall.

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Arizona remains atop Pac-12 thanks to hot shooting against Cal; 3 things we learned

Published: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 6:49 PM

Thanks largely to an 11-of-19 showing from the 3-point line, No. 14 Arizona cruised past Cal 79-58 on Wednesday night.

The Wildcats were without the services of Rawle Alkins, who missed the game with a sore foot. Nevertheless, Arizona was paced on the scoreboard by DeAndre Ayton, who had 20 points and 11 rebounds for a double-double.

Arizona’s win moves its record to 15-4 overall and 5-1 in Pac-12 play — the Wildcats are still in first place in the conference.

Here’s 3 things we learned about Arizona in the win over Cal:

1) When Arizona is hitting from outside, it’s almost unbeatable

Without Alkins to roam the floor to pull down valuable boards and create extra possessions, Arizona relied on its shooting to get past the Golden Bears.

Going 11-of-19 (58 percent) from behind the arc is certainly one way to hedge the loss of an indispensable star. Arizona shot 21 points above its season average (37 percent) from deep, with 4 different players connecting on 3-pointers.

Parker Jackson-Cartwright and Dylan Smith both connected on 3 triples apiece. Those bombs kept Cal at arm’s length for most of the second half.

2) The Wildcats can finally produce without Alkins

While hot shooting from the perimeter certainly hedged the loss of Alkins, Arizona found production in other areas to account for his loss as well.

Arizona outrebounded Cal 36-22, including a 25-12 edge on the defensive glass.

All of Arizona’s starters shot 50 percent or higher while holding the Golden Bears to 35 percent as a team. Finding production when your best player is injured is the trait of a Final Four-caliber team, and the Wildcats showed that against Cal.

3) Arizona is finally living up to preseason hype

Not too long ago, a brutal November that included an 0-3 trip to the Bahamas seemed to spell doom in Arizona’s future.

Instead, the Wildcats are now playing their best basketball. Their only loss in Pac-12 play is to Colorado — which beat Arizona State in the same week — and the Wildcats still control their own destiny to a league title.

While the Pac-12 has been wildly unpredictable and has had a tendency to implode on itself early, Arizona seems to have survived a rough stretch and is clicking in the heart of the season.

The Wildcats travel to Stanford on Saturday.