Friday, April 29, 2011
Lunch links: All-access with Blaine Gabbert
By ESPN.com staff
You ever play Russian roulette? Time to spin the chamber, Boris.
- Vahe Gregorian of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch was in New York for the draft and chronicled Blaine Gabbert's draft day. If the Jaguars take it slow, writes Bernie Miklasz of the Post-Dispatch, the pick could pay off, too.
- Could Kansas State long-snapper Corey Adams get a call from an NFL team this weekend? Bill Snyder thinks he should, reports Kellis Robinett of the Wichita Eagle.
- Tom Kensler of the Denver Post had some good stuff while waiting with Colorado lineman Nate Solder to be drafted. He gave a ringing endorsement of Texas A&M LB Von Miller, and didn't like it too much when Missouri DE Aldon Smith's highlights included him beating Solder.
- Texas Tech officials aren't commenting on Tommy Tuberville's comments about President Obama earlier this week. (Personal note: this is so, so far on the side of non-story. Unfortunate timing -- Obama releasing his birth certificate the following day -- is the only reason anyone cares about this. But the two things had just about nothing to do with each other.) Also, if you care about a college sports coach's political leanings, well, I just don't know what to tell you.
- Oklahoma landed the fifth commitment of its 2011 class on Thursday.
- Missouri was one of the draft's big winners, writes Paul Myerberg at Pre-Snap Read.
- Here's Mel Kiper's mock draft for the second round later today.
- Baylor's site has an all-access look with Danny Watkins and Phil Taylor, last night's first-round picks from Baylor.
- What does the first round mean for a handful of former Jayhawks? More than you might think. Matt Tait of the Lawrence Journal-World has a look.