2021 NFL draft: The 15 best fits for the Detroit Lions on Day 3
ALLEN PARK -- The Detroit Lions have gone big with their first four picks in the 2021 NFL draft. With that said, let’s dive into the top 15 fits for the Detroit Lions on Day 3:Iowa WR Ihmir Smith-MarsetteDon’t get lost in Ihmir Smith-Marsette’s ho-hum production in Kirk Ferentz’s offense at Iowa. The Lions are better suited to find someone like Smith-Marsette with a potentially elite skillset at this point in the draft. Cox is another name who could be the best coverage linebacker for the Lions on Day 1. He had 320 rushes for 1,735 yards and 14 touchdowns in four seasons in Lawrence, upping his production last year.mlive.com
Alabama QB Mac Jones heads into Senior Bowl on gimpy ankle
The next game he plays is for his NFL draft stock, provided the Alabama quarterback's gimpy left ankle is good to go. Senior Bowl executive director Jim Nagy said the plan is for Jones to dress out and see how his ankle feels. “Just being in that room, I already learned so much about NFL football,” he said. Mond started 44 games for the Aggies, Ehlinger logged 43 starts for the Longhorns,Mond led the Aggies into College Football Playoffs contention in his final season. I just wanted to come and kind of learn more about NFL football and learn a new playbook, which I thought I did a good job with.
Players who opted out look to shake off rust at Senior Bowl
Newman is hardly alone among the players trying to shake off the rust after long layoffs leading up to Saturday's Senior Bowl for senior NFL prospects. A number of the Senior Bowl players had shortened seasons or none at all because of the coronavirus pandemic. He was the lone quarterback at the Senior Bowl not made available for post-practice media interviews. But I think he’s done a really good job.”AdThere are number of players at the Senior Bowl returning after a long absences from the field. Darby trained in Las Vegas for the Senior Bowl and the now-canceled combine.
Stetson Bennett, No. 4 Georgia romp past No. 7 Auburn 27-6
Stetson Bennett threw for 240 yards and a touchdown, solidifying his hold on the quarterback job as No. Postal Service cap in an effort to get noticed, Bennett was never viewed as a starting candidate for the Bulldogs. No matter the time of year, Georgia kept the upper hand with a fourth straight victory over Auburn. Georgia star Richard LeCounte got the boot in the second period for a helmet-to-helmet collision with Auburn receiver Shedrick Jackson. His work can be found at https://apnews.com/search/paulnewberry___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25
Former UGa player says he experienced racism, manipulation
Still, Smarts Bulldogs may lean on their experienced defense in the pandemic-delayed season. Georgia, which is ranked fourth in the country, denied the allegations and said it would share its full response to Reese’s waiver application if he is granted permission. Reese released a statement Tuesday night on Twitter expressing frustration that his waiver had yet to be granted. Reese said he decided to transfer because his 1 1/2 years at Georgia “took a devastating mental toll on me. Another Georgia transfer, offensive lineman Cade Mays, is still awaiting a decision on whether he can play right away for Tennessee.
USC's Daniels heading to Georgia to compete for QB job
ATLANTA Georgia has picked up another high-profile transfer to compete for its starting quarterback job, landing former Southern California starter JT Daniels. Daniels started for the Trojans in 2018, but lost his job to Kedon Slovis after going down last season with a knee injury. He announced Thursday that hes heading to Georgia, which is seeking a replacement for three-year starter Jake Fromm. Daniels won the starting job again out of camp last summer in new offensive coordinator Graham Harrells up-tempo scheme, but the sophomore tore a ligament in his knee in the Trojans season opener against Fresno State. Slovis stepped into the starting job and excelled in Harrells offense as a freshman, passing for 3,502 yards with 30 touchdowns and nine interceptions.
Michigan State faces Wake Forest in Pinstripe Bowl
Michigan State will finish their season with a matchup against Wake Forest in the Pinstripe Bowl. Pinstripe Bowl: Michigan State (6-6) vs. Wake Forest (8-4), Friday at 3:30 p.m. EST (ESPN). Line: Michigan State by 3½. The Spartans still did just enough to make a bowl game for the 12th time in 13 seasons. Wake Forest ranks 12th in the nation in total offense.
Clemson football vs. Wake Forest: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
3 Clemson will try to stand its ground and run its winning streak to 26 games when the Tigers host Wake Forest on Saturday. It looked as though the game might decide the ACC Atlantic title until the Demon Deacons slipped up with a 36-17 loss at Virginia Tech last week. ABOUT CLEMSON (10-0, 7-0)The Tigers are the total package, ranking second in the nation in total offense and fourth in total defense. Wake Forest has outscored opponents 68-20 in points off turnovers. PREDICTION: Clemson 41, Wake Forest 14
Wake Forest football vs. Virginia Tech: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
BLACKSBURG, Va. Missing three weeks with a left shoulder injury didn't seem to bother Wake Forest quarterback Jamie Newman in the least. LINE: Wake Forest -2. Virginia Tech is 4-1 against Wake Forest since joining the ACC but lost the last meeting between the two programs - a 6-3 double-overtime affair in Winston-Salem in 2014. Virginia Tech has used three starting QBs this season for the first time since 1998 (Al Clark, Dave Meyer, Nick Sorensen). PREDICTION: Wake Forest 31, Virginia Tech 23
Wake Forest football vs. N.C. State: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
22 Wake Forest continues a lengthy stay at home when it takes on visiting North Carolina State on Saturday in an ACC matchup. ABOUT NORTH CAROLINA STATE (4-3, 1-2 ACC)The revolving door at quarterback for the Wolfpack has seen redshirt freshman Devin Leary burst through, and he will make his first career start Saturday. ABOUT WAKE FOREST (6-1, 2-1)Hartman was the starter last year before getting hurt and giving way to Newman, so there is no hesitation going with the North Carolina native. Wake Forest won the last two meetings, including a 27-23 triumph at N.C. State last year in which Newman threw a game-winning TD with 30 seconds left. PREDICTION: Wake Forest 35, North Carolina State 24
Florida State football vs. Wake Forest: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
The Demon Deacons will try to bounce back from their first loss when they host Florida State on Saturday. LINE: Wake Forest -2Wake Forest worked its way up to No. Wake Forest is fourth in the FBS in total offense, averaging 540.5 yards. Florida State owns a turnover margin of plus-4 - the best mark in the ACC. PREDICTION: Wake Forest 45, Florida State 38More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Wake Forest football vs. Louisville: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
Jamie Newman #12 of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons drops back to pass against the North Carolina Tar Heels during their game at BB&T Field on September 13, 2019 in Winston Salem, North Carolina. LINE: Wake Forest -6.5Junior quarterback Jamie Newman threw for 243 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 102 more to lead the Demon Deacons in the latest victory. After hosting Florida State next Saturday, Wake Forest gets another week off before a third consecutive home game against North Carolina State on Nov. 2. Wake Forest won the last two meetings, including a 56-35 triumph at Louisville last year in which the Demon Deacons piled up 368 yards rushing. PREDICTION: Wake Forest 39, Louisville 31More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Wake Forest football vs. Boston College: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
LINE: Wake Forest -6.5"I shared that with our football team the other day, that this is nice," coach Dave Clawson, who saw the 2016 and 2017 teams open 4-0 before fading. He had 185 yards on the ground in last year's 41-34 win at Wake Forest. ABOUT WAKE FOREST (4-0)Newman has a pair of top-tier targets in sophomore Sage Surratt (30 catches, 484 yards, five touchdowns) and senior Scotty Washington (22, 376, five). Demon Deacons LB Justin Strnad leads ACC players with 40 tackles. PREDICTION: Wake Forest 35, Boston College 32More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Wake Forest football vs. Elon: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
Jamie Newman #12 of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons drops back to pass against the North Carolina Tar Heels during their game at BB&T Field on September 13, 2019 in Winston Salem, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Sage Surratt will attempt to add to his list of school records Saturday when Wake Forest hosts Elon for a nonconference game. ABOUT WAKE FOREST (3-0)The defense has done a good job of getting off the field on third down, limiting their three opponents to a 25 percent conversion rate, including 2-of-16 for North Carolina. Wake Forest sophomore K Nick Sciba has made all four of his field goal attempts this season to set a program record with 15 consecutive made field goals. PREDICTION: Wake Forest 45, Elon 17More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
North Carolina football vs. Wake Forest: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
Nathan Elliott #11 of the North Carolina Tar Heels passes the ball against the California Golden Bears at California Memorial Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Berkeley, California. ABOUT WAKE FOREST (2-0)The Demon Deacons offense has recorded 500-plus yards of total offense in four consecutive games (dating to last season), matching a school record. Junior defensive back Traveon Reed recorded eight tackles, including one of four Wake Forest sacks. Wake Forest rushed for 201 yards against Miami, averaging 5.7 yards per carry. PREDICTION: Wake Forest 34, North Carolina 28More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Wake Forest football vs. Rice: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
Sam Hartman #10 of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons hands the ball to Matt Colburn #22 during the first half against the Tulane Green Wave on August 30, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. We really just focus on our defense getting stops, Wake Forest senior linebacker Justin Strnad, whose interception in the final seconds sealed the victory, told reporters afterward. Wake Forest was penalized just once for 15 yards in the season opener. Wake Forest fifth-year senior WR Kendall Hinton became the first player in program history to score a touchdown in five different seasons, catching the game-winning touchdown with 1:08 to play. PREDICTION: Wake Forest 36, Rice 14More college football scoresMore college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.