For those who completely dismiss recruiting rankings, the NFL draft showed again last night that they do mean something. The 2017 version of the annual player selection meeting kicked off Thursday night in Philadelphia, with a total of 32 players selected in the opening round. Of those 32, nearly 75 percent — 22 to be exact — were either four- or five-star recruits. Nine were the latter, 13 the former. Four of the first six selections, and three of the first four, were five-star recruits. Myles Garrett of Texas A&M, the No. 1 overall pick, was the No. 2 player in the 2014 recruiting class; LSU’s Leonard Fournette, drafted fourth by the Jacksonville Jaguars, was the top recruit in that same
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Chicago sports fans are getting used to looking on in disbelief, but their most recent reason for doing so was in stark contrast to the MLB's Cubs ending a 108-year wait for a title, as the Bears stole the draft day show with a move that left many bemused. The Bears sent a third-rounder and a fourth-rounder this year along with a 2018 third-rounder to the San Francisco 49ers to move up just one spot from the third overall pick to the second and take North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. It was a decision met with vocal bewilderment by the fans assembled at Chicago's draft party, with the question "Really?
April 25 (Reuters) - Following is the order of selections for the first round of the National Football League Draft to be held in Philadelphia on Thursday: 1 Cleveland Browns 2 San Francisco 49ers
U.S. auto parts maker Flex-N-Gate will build a plant in Detroit in what local officials described on Monday as the first new investment by an automotive supplier in decades for Motor City, the cradle and former beating heart of the car industry. "This is the largest automotive supplier investment in Detroit in more than 20 years," Mayor Mike Duggan said at a groundbreaking ceremony under a light blue spring sky on Detroit's northeast side. Urbana, Illinois-based Flex-N-Gate will invest $95 million in the plant, which will employ 400-700 people and supply parts to Ford Motor Co (F.N).
With two days to go until the 2017 NFL Draft, SNY.TV's Ralph Vacchiano takes a another look at what he thinks could happen in Philadelphia.
Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone says he has had no contact with Branden Albert since the veteran left tackle decided to skip voluntary workouts. Albert, tight end Marcedes Lewis and running back Corey Grant were the only players not in attendance for the first week of Jacksonville's offseason conditioning program, which began Monday. Both told Marrone they would not be in Jacksonville for the opening workouts.
Jaguars release finalized 2017 preseason schedule | Depend On WOKV – Jacksonville’s News, Weather, and TrafficWednesday, April 19th, 2017
Jacksonville, FL - If you're a hardcore Jacksonville Jaguars fan, you'll want to keep week nights open. The team has announced the official times and dates for their preseason games and all of them land on Thursday nights in August: Preseason Game 1: at New England Patriots (away) Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 7:30 pm ET Preseason Game 2: vs. Tampa Bay Buccanneers (home) Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 8:00 pm ET on ESPN Preseason Game 3: vs. Carolina Panthers (home) Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 7:30 pm ET Preseason Game 4: