2021 NFL draft preview: Detroit Lions still need immediate help in secondary
This is the sixth of an eight-part series previewing the Detroit Lions’ positional needs and priorities heading into the NFL draft, which is scheduled for Thursday-Saturday. Previously: Quarterbacks | Receivers | Tight ends | Offensive line | Running backsProjected starters: CB Jeff Okudah, CB Amani Oruwariye, CB Corn Elder, S Tracy Walker, S Dean MarloweProjected reserves: CB Quinton Dunbar, CB Mike Ford, DB Godwin Igwebuike, S Will Harris, S Jalen Elliott, S C.J. By Year 2, he was allowing more yards per snap on the inside than any other full-time slot in the game. And then there’s Desmond Trufant, who was handed a two-year, $20 million contract last offseason to help replace Darius Slay. If the Lions are looking for a little more physicality, they could do worse than Hamsah Nasirildeen.mlive.com
Broussard, Jefferson headline AP All-Pac-12 football team
(AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)Colorado's Jarek Broussard ran for 301 yards in one game and averaged more than six yards per carry. Oregon State's Jermar Jefferson averaged more than 145 yards per game and scored seven touchdowns. Broussard and Jefferson were voted co-offensive players of the year by a media panel in The Associated Press All-Pac-12 team released Friday. Broussard had the fourth 300-yard game in Colorado history when he went for 301 yards against Arizona on Dec. 5. He added 11 catches for 126 yards and was second among FBS freshmen with 144.6 all-purpose yards per game.
Next in summer of player empowerment: Pac-12 players unite
(AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)As college football leaders work to rescue a football season worth billions in revenue from the threat of COVID-19, the players have become emboldened. A group of Pac-12 players Sunday presented a list of demands on issues ranging from healthy and safety to racial justice to economic rights. The players claim more than 400 of their Pac-12 peers have been communicating through a group chat app about a possible boycott. I think its all attainable, said attorney Tim Nevius, a former NCAA investigator who has now represents college players in cases involving NCAA issues. These recent events have put a spotlight on critical issues in college sports.___Follow Ralph D. Russo at https://twitter.com/ralphDrussoAP and listen at http://www.westwoodonepodcasts.com/pods/ap-top-25-college-football-podcast/___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25