They should determine what news they should run based on what coaches will like?
After a strong showing against Central Michigan in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl — three touchdown passes in the first quarter, and no turnovers — Allen announced his intentions to enter the draft. He instantly becomes one of its most talked-about prospects. The sense in the scouting community is that Darnold and Rosen are a 1-2 in some order (probably that one) and Allen slips slightly toward the middle of the first round, though possibly still in the top 10. There will be questions about Allen’s readiness to start right away at the NFL level, but some people will convince themselves it’s worth a shot because he’s such a specimen.
Kiper’s draft ranking: No. 4 QB and No. 13 overall prospect. From Kiper’s Big Board: I love him on the field — he’s not afraid to take shots downfield, and he has an underrated arm — but his size is going to be a question until he gets in front of scouts at the Senior Bowl [he hasn’t said whether he’ll attend] or the combine.
McShay’s draft ranking: No. 4 QB and No. 27 overall prospect. From McShay’s Top 32: The issue for him is that he doesn’t have the ideal measurables of an NFL starter, and he doesn’t have an elite trait to compensate, like Russell Wilson’s scrambling ability or Drew Brees’ accuracy.
Mayfield threw for 287 yards and two touchdowns with a costly interception in the Sooners’ overtime loss to Georgia in the Rose Bowl. Next up for Mayfield is the Senior Bowl, where he’ll stand in front of coaches and scouts for the first time. They will want to ask a lot of questions about Mayfield’s well-publicized maturity issues along with his size, but barring some unforeseen off-field revelation, it’s tough to see him slipping out of the first round.
Luke Walton does not deserve that. Two years ago, he took a veteran team and led them to 24 wins in a row, which is an amazing accomplishment. He earned the Laker job. To have to deal with these ignorant distractions is deplorable.
Carlisle: No I’m saying they should look at their sources and do a better job of determining whether they have any merit or any validity or are they just blowhard loudmouths. That’s what I’m saying. You got that?
The Lakers have already tried to limit LaVar’s availability to the media, enforcing a rule they hadn’t before to shut reporters out of the friends and family sections of Staples Center. That didn’t work.