BOISE - The Boise State football team had two former players selected in the 2017 NFL Draft on Saturday. Running back Jeremy McNichols was selected in the fifth round with the 162nd overall pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and linebacker Tanner Vallejo was taken in the sixth round with the 195th overall pick by the Buffalo Bills. In addition, a number of former Boise State players have landed opportunities as undrafted free agents. Boise State Undrafted Free-Agent List: Travis Averill, 6-3, 304, Offensive Lineman Twitter: @Travis Averill Averill confirmed to KTVB that he signed as an undrafted with the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday night. He leaves for rookie minicamp on May 11. Averill started
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There are numerous connections between Donald Trump and the world of sports. Since we’re sure you’re dying to know which organizations get The Donald’s blood boiling, we’re happy to oblige, by taking a look at five of Trump’s favorite sports teams. 1. It’d be easy to suggest that The Donald is only a fan of the Bronx Bombers because former Yankees outfielder Paul O’Neil — among other athletes — endorsed him for president, but that’s not the case at all.
There was a moment during the NFL draft when cameras cut to Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly on his living room couch, slumped over to the side, the epitome of exhaustion and disappointment. Chad Kelly's draft party looks pretty lit if you ask us. Kelly fell hard in the draft and had to wait until the very end to hear his name called.
We can’t be sure what happened in those war rooms in Buffalo and Charlotte on Friday night. But we suspect there were some shenanigans afoot. Just moments before the Carolina Panthers went on the clock to make the No. 64 pick, the NFL draft “Trade Alert” flashed on the screen, courtesy of the Buffalo Bills – now coached by former Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott. Jaws cracked open in the media room inside Bank of America Stadium, and then hit keyboards as it was announced that Temple offensive lineman Dion Dawkins – a rumored Panthers target who reportedly was one of Carolina’s top-30 visits. Oh, and the trade partner? An NFC South rival: The Atlanta Falcons. Gasp! Now, we aren’t
Even without a first-round pick, the Los Angeles Rams are finding ways to bolster the NFL's worst offense around Jared Goff. The Rams chose South Alabama tight end Gerald Everett with the 44th overall pick Friday after retreating seven spots in a trade with the Buffalo Bills. Los Angeles then grabbed Eastern Washington receiver Cooper Kupp with its third-round pick before using the 91st overall choice acquired from Buffalo on Boston College safety John Johnson.
The Buffalo Bills traded up to the 37th pick overall to draft wide out Zay Jones from East Carolina. Buffalo traded with the Los Angeles Rams from #44 to add Jones to a wide out group that needs improvement. The Bills traded away the #44 pick and the #91 (third round) pick for the 37th pick and #149 (fifth round).
Of all the shirts East Carolina receiver Zay Jones could have picked out for day two of the NFL draft, he picked one with a picture of the infamous O.J. Simpson car chase of 1994 but with a twist: a bunch of white Ford Broncos chasing a single cop car. The same Bills franchise in which Simpson spent his most successful NFL seasons. The Bills chose Jones, who was remarkably productive in college, with the fifth pick of the second round, 37th overall.
Myles Garrett was the first overall pick by the Cleveland Browns in the NFL Draft, while three quarterbacks were chosen in the opening 12 selections of a first round where British-born prospect Obi Melifonwu's name was not called. The latest round of college graduates were available to all 32 franchises in Philadelphia on Thursday night and Garrett, a defensive end from Texas A&M, was taken by the Browns after they finished with the worst record in the 2016 season. Thereafter the Chicago Bears made a shock jump up from third to second to select Mitchell Trubisky, setting in motion a run on quarterbacks as Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson were both drafted in the opening dozen picks too.