Kayvon Thibodeaux, Garrett Wilson ready for the spotlight
Kayvon Thibodeaux doesn’t lack any confidence, already proclaiming himself the best player in the NFL draft. Ohio State star receiver Garrett Wilson has a quieter confidence. Thibodeaux and Wilson are two of the 21 prospects in Las Vegas eager to hear their name called by Commissioner Roger Goodell. "I feel like the only way to have pure confidence is to know that you're prepared," Thibodeaux said on the AP Pro Football Podcast. “No negative questions,” Thibodeaux said, stopping an inquiry about how his positive energy can be infectious in the locker room.wftv.com
NFL combine will help clear up battle to be No. 1 draft pick
INDIANAPOLIS — (AP) — Kayvon Thibodeaux looked like a lock to be this year's top NFL draft pick — until Aidan Hutchinson played his way into the conversation. Now, with eight weeks until draft night, offensive linemen Ikem “Ickey" Ekwonu and Evan Neal are in the debate, too. But with his stock apparently waning amid questions about his consistency from play to play, Thibodeaux went on the offensive Friday. 1 in 1948 and is the last member of the Crimson Tide selected first in an NFL draft. “You have a whole lot of Alabama players that were worthy of having the No.wftv.com
Brown's keeper gives No. 11 Oregon 31-24 win over Fresno St.
11 Oregon Ducks overcame a wobbly season opener with a 31-24 victory over Fresno State on Saturday. Oregon and Oregon State were among the first schools to require proof of vaccination or a negative virus test to attend football games. Another Fresno State fumble led to 4-yard scoring run from Travis Dye to make it 14-0. Jalen Cropper caught a 17-yard touchdown pass from Haener to close the gap for Fresno State to 21-13 just before halftime. THE TAKEAWAYFresno State: Fresno State hadn’t played a ranked opponent since 2018.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.
Parsons, Sewell among AP preseason All-Americans not playing
Parsons and Oregon tackle Penei Sewell are among 11 players selected who are not slated to play this fall. (AP Photo/Barry Reeger, File)Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons and Oregon tackle Penei Sewell are among 11 players selected to The Associated Press preseason All-America first team who are not slated to play this fall. Tackles x-Penei Sewell, junior, Oregon; Alex Leatherwood, senior, Alabama. Linebackers y-Micah Parsons, junior, Penn State; x-Hamilcar Rashed Jr., senior, Oregon State; Dylan Moses, senior, Alabama. Safeties x-Jevon Holland, junior, Oregon; Trevon Moehrig, junior, TCU.