NFL Scout Says OSU’s 2016 Team Has More Prospects Than In Recent Years

first_imgYearRoundPickPlayerPositionTeam 2009120Brandon PettigrewTEDetroit Lions 2016232Emmanuel OgbahDECleveland Browns 2010124Dez BryantWRDallas Cowboys 20057249Billy BajemaTESan Francisco 49ers 201418Justin GilbertCBCleveland Browns Carson Cunningham and I talked a lot last year after the Baylor-OU-Ole Miss disaster for Oklahoma State to end the season about how OSU needed to accumulate more horses (athletes, studs, Justin Gilberts if you will). This is primarily done through recruiting of course, and takes years, but maybe we undersold the short-term future of OSU as a horse-generating D1 school.Robert Allen wrote on Tuesday that NFL scouts were starting to roll through Stillwater to check out some of OSU’s stars. Presumably Jordan Sterns, Blake Jarwin, Mason Rudolph, James Washington and Vincent Taylor are at the top of that list.Here’s what Allen wrote.It helps when you have good players and today’s practice saw the NFL scouts start their parade through Stillwater. The Green Bay Packers, Detroit Lions, and the Super Bowl 50 teams of the Carolina Panthers and world champion Denver Broncos had scouts at practice. One scout said Oklahoma State has more NFL-caliber prospects than they’ve had in several seasons.I like that. Here’s a look at all the players drafted out of Oklahoma State in the Mike Gundy Era (I don’t believe I missed any but I might have). 20105137Perrish CoxCBDenver Broncos 20066199Charlie JohnsonTIndianapolis Colts 20114115Kendall HunterRBSan Francisco 49ers 20135151Joseph RandleRBDallas Cowboys 20074132Ryan McBeanDEPittsburgh Steelerscenter_img 20076209Corey HilliardOTNew England Patriots 201215Justin BlackmonWRJacksonville Jaguars 201016Russell OkungTSeattle Seahawks 20157252Josh FurmanDBDenver Broncos 2012122Brandon WeedenQBCleveland Browns 20126190Markelle MartinFSTennessee Titans 20107250Zac RobinsonQBNew England Patriots 2005256Darrent WilliamsCBDenver Broncos It sort of shocked me to realize that OSU has only had four players drafted since the Weeden/Blackmon duo left (and one of those was a transfer). That’s not particularly compelling as evidence for horse-accumulation. But I do think this team has some studs on it. Guys who could play their way into the third or fourth round or even higher (depending on how talent evaluators view No. 2).It’s one scout and it’s anecdotal, but it’s also encouraging that OSU seems to be moving the right direction towards building a legitimate powerhouse football program. It will likely never be OU or Florida State or Ohio State, but it can at the very least become a variation of one of those programs which can absolutely win you Big 12 titles in the future.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! 2005373Vernand MorencyRBHouston Texanslast_img read more

TORONTO RAPPER NAV SCORES FIRST NO 1 ALBUM ON BILLBOARD CHARTS WITH

first_imgNav performs at the Juno Awards in London, Ont., Sunday, March 17, 2019. Rapper Nav is latest Canadian to sit atop the Billboard album chart. ~ Frank Gunn / THE CANADIAN PRESS Advertisement Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img In Canada, the album debuted in the top spot as well, with 10,000 units.The 29-year-old rapper’s tally was helped by solid streaming numbers and various merchandise bundles sold through his website.Fans could pick up an array of items, from hoodies to a 12-pack of “Bad Habits”-branded Styrofoam cups, and each included a refundable code for the digital album.Several days after its March 22 release, Nav reissued the album in a “deluxe version” with eight additional tracks.He also released an array of new merchandise bundles during the sales week, including a package that offered an early access pass for his concerts and the album for $10. Facebook Login/Register With: TORONTO — Rapper Nav is the latest Canadian to sit atop the Billboard album chart.The Toronto performer, born Navraj Goraya, scored his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with Bad Habits, released on the Weeknd’s XO record label.It sold the equivalent of 82,000 album units for the week ending March 28, a figure that includes both physical and digital sales as well as streaming numbers.last_img read more

Solari plays down exit rumours after recent loss

first_imgReal Madrid coach Santi Solari played down questions about his future, following Sunday evening’s 2-0 La Liga defeat at home to Real Sociedad.A coolly-taken penalty by Real striker Willian Jose and a Ruben Pardo’s close-range header condemned Los Blancos to a defeat in front of their home fans.A tally of 30 points from 18 games remains the club’s worst start since 2005-06 season.Asked directly at the post-game news conference whether he felt he deserved to continue in the position — just over two months after he replaced Julen Lopetegui on the Madrid bench — the former Argentina midfielder replied: “We compete to win the next game.”Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“We compete to win, always compete to win,” the former Madrid player and Castilla youth team coach said via ESPN.“We always fight to win. We never underestimate the competition, never underestimate anybody. The only one who has that luxury is he who has never competed. You can never question our winning character; we showed character today, despite the difficulties. Unforgivable would be to lack that.”“Nothing went right for us today,” he said. “The sensation is that we wanted to make up three points and we didn’t. This is football, we lost concentration at the start of the game which cost us a goal and hurt us.“The same as in Villarreal [2-2 midweek], in professional football you cannot have that. Then we did everything possible to turn the result around, despite the difficulties, possible penalties, or penalties, and the sending off. We made chances but the ball just would not go in.”last_img read more

Pentagon Candidates Offer Commitment to Address Climate Change Contamination Issues

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Two nominees for headquarters positions dealing with installation and energy issues — Robert McMahon for assistant secretary of defense (ASD) for sustainment and Alex Beehler for assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment — told the Senate Armed Services Committee during their confirmation hearing Tuesday they would address the impact of climate change on their responsibilities, if confirmed.“Yes, I agree with Secretary Mattis that weather can and does have an adverse effect on our ability to accomplish our mission. Risk mitigation is the preparation to ensure that we are ready for that,” McMahon stated in response to a question from Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.), the committee’s ranking member. McMahon was nominated by President Trump for a newly created post that would combine his current job — ASD for logistics and materiel readiness — with the ASD for energy, installations and environment. The new sustainment office is part of the restructuring prompted by the Feb. 1 split of the undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics office into two smaller organizations.Beehler similarly pledged to tackle the risks posed by a changing climate. “I will do everything to encourage installations and help direct installations to properly prepare on a case-by-case basis for both adverse weather and effects long term from climate,” he told the panel.Other senators broached two pressing issues related to contamination affecting installations and surrounding communities. Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) asked Beehler how he would engage with communities impacted by PFAS contamination in their drinking water supplies and seek to reduce the financial burden on state and local governments. “I would have to work closely with the other services whom I know are dealing with this issue substantially, as well as with the state and local authorities to make sure the matter is resolved wherever the testing reveals there is a problem,” he responded.Beehler told Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) he would consider addressing a recent report describing numerous cases of lead exposure by military children living in on-base housing as a “top priority,” if confirmed. “I want to make sure, as you have said, that military families feel absolutely safe and healthy in military housing,” Beehler said. Kaine pointed out that since the Reuters investigation, which focused on family housing at five Army installations, was published last week, his office has learned about cases of children suffering from lead exposure at the installations of other services.For Beehler and McMahon and three other nominees, the hearing went smoothly, with a notable lack of contentious questions. “It’s a great team. I’m just very proud. I’ve never seen a panel of more qualified people,” Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) said at the conclusion of the hearing. A committee vote on the nominees could come next week. Other issues, including the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, and the approaching midterm elections, however, could slow confirmation votes by the chamber, reported Defense News.Air Force photo by Sue Sapplast_img read more