What national media is saying about Browns’ close-call loss

Published: Monday, September 11, 2017 @ 10:01 AM

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell
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Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell(26)

The Cleveland Browns kept it within striking distance, but couldn’t come up with an upset win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.

Still, the Browns showed some promise in the 21-18 loss. The defense was competitive and rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer had his moments.

Here’s how the media reacted to the Browns’ first game of 2017:














NFL mock draft 2018: First-round projections, top players, 2018 NFL Draft order (01/18/2018)

Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 2:30 AM

NFL Draft 2018 projections are here with the NFL Playoffs reaching the conference championship games. Find some 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 Atlanta Falcons Vita Vea Washington DL
27 New Orleans Saints Marcus Davenport UTSA DL
28 Pittsburgh Steelers Malik Jefferson Texas LB
29 Jacksonville Jaguars Harold Landry Boston College 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: ESPN projections by Mel Kiper

1 Cleveland Browns Josh Allen Wyoming QB
2 New York Giants Josh Rosen UCLA QB
3 Indianapolis Colts Bradley Chubb NC State DE
4 Cleveland Browns Saquon Barkley Penn State RB
5 Denver Broncos Sam Darnold USC QB
6 New York Jets Minkah Fitzpatrick Alabama CB
7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Quenton Nelson Notre Dame G
8 Chicago Bears Calvin Ridley Alabama WR
9 San Francisco 49ers Denzel Ward Ohio State CB
10 Oakland Raiders Roquan Smith Georgia LB
11 Miami Dolphins Mike McGlinchey Notre Dame OT
12 Cincinnati Bengals Tremaine Edmunds Virginia Tech LB
13 Washington Redskins Baker Mayfield Oklahoma QB
14 Green Bay Packers Marcus Davenport USA DE
15 Arizona Cardinals Josh Jackson Iowa CB
16 Baltimore Ravens Brian O’Neill Pittsburgh OT
17 Los Angeles Chargers Da’Ron Payne Alabama DT
18 Seattle Seahawks Derwin James Florida State S
19 Dallas Cowboys Vita Vea Washington DT
20 Detroit Lions Sam Hubbard Ohio State DE
21 Buffalo Bills Mike Hughes UCF CB
22 Buffalo Bills Maurice Hurst Michigan DT
23 Los Angeles Rams Carlton Davis Auburn CB
24 Carolina Panthers Billy Price Ohio State C/G
25 Tennessee Titans Harold Landry Boston College OLB
26 Atlanta Falcons Christian Kirk Texas A&M WR
27 New Orleans Saints Courtland Suttin SMU WR DL
28 Pittsburgh Steelers Rashaan Evans Alabama ILB
29 Jacksonville Jaguars Mark Andrews Oklahoma TE
30 Philadelphia Eagles Kolton Miller UCLA OT
31 Minnesota Vikings Connor Williams Texas OT
32 New England Patriots Rasheem Green USC DE

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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National Signing Day 2018: 4- and 5-star uncommitted, unsigned recruits still in play

Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 5:00 PM

National Signing Day is three weeks away. Most of the top players signed in December, but there are almost 100 blue-chip prospects still trying to find the right fit. Here’s our list.

Gentry’s big game lifts Wright State to eighth straight win

Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 9:53 PM


            Wright State sophomore guard Cole Gentry scored a career-high xx points Thursday night in a x-x victory at Green Bay. JOSEPH CRAVEN/CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
Wright State sophomore guard Cole Gentry scored a career-high xx points Thursday night in a x-x victory at Green Bay. JOSEPH CRAVEN/CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Cole Gentry scored a career-high 23 points Thursday night as Wright State jumped on Green Bay early and never trailed on the way to an eighth consecutive victory.

Gentry was 5 of 5 from 3-point range and 9 of 11 overall to lead five Raiders in double figures as they coasted to an 80-67 victory at the Resch Center.

The win keeps Wright State (15-5) in first place in the Horizon League at 7-0, extending the best start in conference play in program history.

Freshman center Loudon Love added xx points and a game-high xx rebounds for his eighth double-double of the season and fourth in the last five games.

Wright State led by as many as 23 points before Green Bay (8-14, 3-6 HL) closed within single digits in the final two minutes.

Freshman Everett Winchester scored 14 points and grabbed six rebounds, while junior Mark Hughes had 13 and freshman Jaylon Hall contributed 10.

The Raiders hit a season-high 11 3-pointers on 21 attempts and were 30 of 60 overall.

They held the Phoenix to 23 of 64 shooting, with half of those attempts coming from beyond the arc (8 of 32).

WSU returns to action at 8 p.m. Saturday night at Milwaukee.

Northern Kentucky thumped the Panthers 91-64 Thursday night to stay one game behind the Raiders.

SEC leads the way with 12 players on the PFWA All-Rookie team

Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 4:43 PM

The biggest reason the SEC was able to dominate the college football world for so long is because it puts out better defensive lineman than anyone. And that trend looks to still be holding up.

The Pro Football Writers Association put out it’s all-rookie team on Thursday, and the team was littered with former SEC stars. But there was one position group that really stood out and that was the defensive line.

Myles Garrett, Carl Lawson, Derek Barnett and Dalvin Tomlinson were the 4 players selected and all played their college football in the SEC. Garrett was the No. 1 overall pick after a stellar career with Texas A&M. Barnett went 14th in the 2017 NFL Draft to the Philadelphia Eagles. Tomlinson went 54th to the Giants after playing for Alabama and Auburn’s Carl Lawson went 116th to the Cincinnati Bengals.

Lawson fell in the draft due to injury concerns and yet he still had a great season, racking up 8.5 sacks.

Also making the team from the SEC was Tennessee running back Alvin Kamara, Ole Miss tight end Evan Engram, Texas A&M offensive lineman Jermaine Eluenmor, LSU offensive lineman Ethan Pocic, Florida linebacker Jarrad Davis, Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster, LSU cornerback Tre’Davious White and LSU safety Jamal Adams.

In all, 12 players from the SEC made the team, by far the most from a single conference. Kamara is also the likely favorite for NFL rookie of the year.

The SEC again figures to send a strong crop of players to the NFL. In SEC Country’s latest NFL mock draft, 9 of the top 32 players come from the SEC.