Jets go offense early before making run on defense in draft
NEW YORK — (AP) — The New York Jets' offense was downright offensive on most Sundays the past few seasons. Pick by pick early in the NFL draft, Joe Douglas went to work on changing all that. The Jets went with offense on their first four selections, kicking things off by taking their newest franchise quarterback in BYU's Zach Wilson at No. The Jets stayed on that side of the ball to start the fourth round, taking elusive North Carolina running back Michael Carter. The Jets knew it would be Wilson after Douglas, Saleh and offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur were awed by the former BYU star's performance at his pro day.wftv.com
Broussard, Jefferson headline AP All-Pac-12 football team
(AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)Colorado's Jarek Broussard ran for 301 yards in one game and averaged more than six yards per carry. Oregon State's Jermar Jefferson averaged more than 145 yards per game and scored seven touchdowns. Broussard and Jefferson were voted co-offensive players of the year by a media panel in The Associated Press All-Pac-12 team released Friday. Broussard had the fourth 300-yard game in Colorado history when he went for 301 yards against Arizona on Dec. 5. He added 11 catches for 126 yards and was second among FBS freshmen with 144.6 all-purpose yards per game.
Bateman back for Minnesota, but no Parsons for Penn State
Minnesota is getting its star wide receiver back for an abbreviated Big Ten season. Minnesota announced Wednesday that Rashod Bateman was cleared to play this season by the NCAA and Big Ten after opting out in August. At Penn State, coach James Franklin closed the door on All-America linebacker Micah Parsons returning to the Nittany Lions. Both Bateman and Parsons opted out of the 2020 season before the Big Ten postponed amid concerns about the pandemic. Purdue All-America receiver Rondale Moore, who opted out early like Parsons and Bateman, was cleared to play for the Boilermakers last week.