7 former Horned Frogs hope to hear name called in NFL draft this weekend

first_imgReddIt Twitter Taylor’s monster slam highlights big weekend for TCU Athletics printReceiver Jalen Reagor (1) explodes to the end zone on a punt return against West Virginia in TCU’s 2019 season finale. Photo by Heesoo YangThis weekend, seven former football standouts are hoping to receive the life-changing phone call that signifies the culmination of a life dedicated to football.The 2020 NFL draft will take place April 23-25, with all seven rounds occurring via video conference due to the COVID-19 pandemic.While the record for most TCU players drafted in one year is eight (1957), this year may see the most Horned Frogs selected since that date.Here’s a list of those representing Fort Worth in the draft and where they have the potential to get taken.Jeff Gladney (cornerback): first or second roundKnown for his quick thinking, Gladney got better each of the years he spent in purple and white. In 2019, the senior earned a spot on the All-Big 12 First Team with 31 tackles, a pick and a conference-leading 14 pass breakups.Jeff Gladney celebrates an incomplete pass attempt by Ohio State in 2018. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSotoGladney only helped his cause at the NFL combine, running a 4.48 40-yard dash and posting a vertical jump of 37.5 inches. He represents a strong, athletic corner that can run toe-to-toe with just about any receiver. The most recent mock drafts from CBS Sports and Bleacher Report each have the corner going late in the first round to teams that need immediate secondary help like the Raiders or the Vikings.2. Jalen Reagor (wide receiver): first or second roundHeading into the 2019 season, you couldn’t say “TCU football” without bringing up receiver Jalen Reagor. The former Waxahachie, Texas, standout raised eyebrows with a 2018 campaign among the best in Horned Frog history (1,061 yards and 11 touchdowns). While 2019 saw Reagor’s stats dip, he saw a catchable pass on just 61.4% of his targets (ranks 118th among 120 receivers).Despite running just a 4.47 40-yard dash at the combine, Reagor has shown that he can run as fast as in the 4.2s. His speed will land him as already one of the fastest wideouts in football. That, matched with his crisp route-running and ability to be used anywhere in an offense, could see him going late in the first round. Bleacher Report shows him going with the 30th-overall pick to Green Bay, so don’t be surprised if we see Jalen Reagor catching dimes from Aaron Rodgers this fall.3. Ross Blacklock (defensive tackle): first or second roundAfter dropping 25 pounds while sidelined for an injury his entire sophomore season, Ross Blacklock came back to form in 2019. The junior posted 40 tackles and 3.5 sacks, earning All-Big 12 First Team honors. A few months later, he ran a 4.9 40-yard dash and broad jumped 107 inches, reinforcing his explosive nature.While most of the latest mock drafts leave Blacklock out of the first round, his potential to bolster an already-established defensive line keeps him in contention for a call on Thursday night. Regardless, he should get scooped up in one of the first 60 picks and will likely see sizeable playing time as a rookie.4. Lucas Niang (right tackle): third or fourth roundLucas Niang burst onto the scene for TCU as a junior in 2018 after grabbing a starting spot during his sophomore year. He started all 13 games for TCU at right tackle in 2018, earning All-Big 12 Second Team honors. Unfortunately, Niang only appeared in seven contests in 2019 before hip surgery ended his career as a Frog.While NFL analyst Lance Zierlein reports that Niang looked “slower” in 2019 at 315 pounds, the tackle often makes up for that deficiency with his high football IQ. In his 28 starts at TCU, Niang never gave up a sack and was only called for two holding penalties. Look for him to go as early as the third or as late as even the fifth to a team looking to groom a future starter.Darius Anderson (6) takes a carry against West Virginia in 2019. Photo by Heesoo Yang5. Darius Anderson (running back): sixth or seventh roundNo one on the TCU football roster had a better start to 2019 than running back Darius Anderson. The Richmond, Texas, native rushed for 483 yards and five touchdowns in TCU’s first four games of the season. While his season slowed down significantly from there, he lead the team in rushing with 823 yards and an All-Big 12 Honorable Mention.Anderson ran a 4.61 40-yard dash at the combine, but his 93-yard touchdown in 2018 against Ohio State is proof enough that he has the speed to gain separation around the edge. On the other hand, his ability to make sharp cuts and avoid big hits is in need of major improvement. This will likely lead to him being picked late, but he will certainly be able to see the field in his first year.6. Sewo Olonilua (running back): sixth or seventh roundThe biggest moment of Sewo Olonilua’s career came when everyone around him struggled to get it together — the 2018 Cheez-It Bowl. The then-junior put up 194 yards and a score to earn the offensive MVP honors. As a senior, he provided a strong red-zone threat for Gary Patterson’s Frogs, leading the team with eight scores on the ground (plus one receiving).Olonilua’s 25 bench press reps at the combine raised eyebrows, but teams would like to see him slim down (232 lbs) and improve his explosiveness. While he shows loads of NFL potential, the bruiser will likely need to work his way up before seeing significant time on the field.7. Cordel Iwuagwu (left guard): free agent An All-Big 12 Honorable Mention in 2019, Cordel Iwuagwu started all 12 games as a senior at left guard. Though he did the same in 2017, his 2016 and 2018 campaigns saw him miss a combined 12 games due to injury, raising concerns as to his consistency.Overall, Iwuagwu shows enough success at the Big 12 level to be picked up by a franchise soon after the draft, but his lack of speed and size will likely prevent him from being drafted. + posts Linkedin Linkedin Previous articleHoroscope: April 22, 2020Next articleBlanket Coverage Podcast – 2019/20 NFL Exit Interviews Episode 111 – Patriots, Saints, Vikings Colin Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Colin Post is a Sports Broadcasting and Journalism double-major from Houston, Texas. Along with sports writing, Colin hopes to work in sports announcing after he graduates. ReddIt Facebookcenter_img First TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated fall TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Facebook Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Colin Post Twitter Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Despite series loss, TCU proved they belong against No. 8 Texas Tech Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/last_img read more

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Bench warrant issued for three absentee jurors

first_imgPhoto credit: squidoo.comJustice Birnie Stephenson-Brooks on Monday issued bench warrants for the arrest of three jurors who failed to attend two consecutive sittings of the High Court of Justice.On Wednesday 9th May, 2012 five (5) citizens were fined $200.00 each for failing to attend Court after being issued with summons to appear.Justice Birnie Stephenson-Brooks sounded a note of caution to the jurors explaining that jury service is “a very important thing” and that they should make an effort to inform the Court of their unavailability.Despite this note of caution, three (3) of these individuals failed to attend Court’s sitting on Monday 14th May, 2012.Justice Stephenson-Brooks therefore issued a bench warrant for their arrest noting to the police officer that they are to be brought to Court on Wednesday 16th May, 2012 at 9am.Meanwhile two jurors who were absent from Court’s sitting on Wednesday 9th May, 2012 were present at Monday’s sitting.One male sought to explain that he suffers from a “backaches” and therefore “cannot wake up early in the morning”.He told the judge that he did receive a medical certificate from the doctor last week but “forgot it at home” as he was “rushing to come to Court”.That excuse did not work and he was told to pay the fine as well as the other female who was also absent.Dominica Vibes News 24 Views   3 comments LocalNews Bench warrant issued for three absentee jurors by: – May 14, 2012 Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img Share Share Sharelast_img read more

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Ref’s car bombed in Cyprus

first_img IFA chief executive Patrick Nelson confirmed to Press Association Sport that he had been in contact with Marios Leskaritis, the CFA president, and that the bombing is currently viewed as an isolated incident unconnected to international football. There are no plans to cancel the fixture at present, but discussions between the associations will continue as facts are established. Nelson told Press Association Sport: “I have been in touch with the president of the Cyprus FA and we will continue to monitor developments.” Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill named a 22-man squad for the match on Wednesday, with the likes of Southampton’s Steven Davis and West Brom duo Gareth McAuley and Chris Brunt included. The IFA have substantiated reports that the car of a top Cypriot official – named by the Cyprus Football Association as Leontios Trattos – was damaged by a bomb explosion on Friday morning, leading to all First Division fixtures being cancelled in the country this weekend. Northern Ireland are due to face Cyprus in Nicosia on Wednesday night, with a friendly between Ukraine and the United States also scheduled for Larnaca due to political unrest in the former. Press Associationcenter_img The Irish Football Association are “monitoring developments” in Cyprus after a referee’s car was bombed in the country, where Northern Ireland are due to play a friendly on Wednesday. last_img read more

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Governor DeSantis says summer camps can reopen without restrictions

first_imgGovernor DeSantis says he will allow summer camps across Florida to reopen without any state level restrictions.The announcement was made during a press conference in Jacksonville on Friday afternoon.The Governor says he decision was based on data showing that while Florida has reported 49,000 cases of the coronavirus and 2,190 COVID related deaths, there are no fatalities under the age of 25:“I think the data is pretty clear: Kids don’t seem to get infected at the same rates that adults get infected,” Governor DeSantis said.While there will be no state imposed restrictions of summer camps, the governor says individual counties can enforce their own restrictions based on what is believed to be right for their communities.“I hope that this will be good for folks over the summer. I really trust parents. I trust the physicians who work with the kids, the local leaders, coaches, camps,” Gov. DeSantis said.last_img read more

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City League Roundup…Allderdice, Perry red hot, Carrick blows out Westinghouse

first_imgRunning back Patrick Ferguson provided most of the offense, carrying the ball 28 times for 162 yards and two touchdowns. Quarterback Mike Pfleger completed 5 of 16 passes for 54 yards for the Dragons.“I’ve been a part of teams before where we’d start off 3-0 and finish 3-6,” said Haslett. “I can’t predict the future but I don’t intend for it to happen that way.”Perry 40, Peabody 6Greg McGhee completed 10 of 16 passes for 147 yards and two touchdowns. He also scored on a 10-yard scramble in the first quarter. The Commodores defense forced Peabody’s quarterback, Donte Forte, to throw three interceptions. He finished with 9 of 20 completions for 94 yards and a 28-yard touchdown pass to Sean Momnan in the second quarter.Schenley 24, Oliver 0Schenley picked up its first win Saturday as the defending City League champs beat Oliver 24-0. The Spartans defense was impressive, allowing only 60 yards of total offense from Oliver. They also got good performances from a trio of running backs that produced three touchdowns and 118 yards.“We’ve wanted to be considered a running team for some time now,” said Schenley coach Jason Bell. “We’d like to be consistent with that, running the ball 60 percent and passing the ball 40 percent, and it felt good to see that we’re getting closer to that.“DeAndre Black was on the receiving end of a 71-yard touchdown pass from Calvin Beck in the second quarter. Black also scored on a 4-yard run for the Spartans first score.Running back Shawn Davis made his way back into the lineup after being out for the better part of a month. He carried the ball six times for 43 yards, including a 17-yard score in the third quarter.“I’m just glad to back so I can help our team win,” said Davis.Myles Catlin also scored on a 1-yard run in the fourth quarter. He finished with 26 yards, rushing, on 13 carries.Carrick 42, ­Westinghouse 0Carrick got their first win with an impressive blow­out victory against Westinghouse.Rasheed McKamey had rushing touchdowns of 33, 4 and 2 yards. Quarterback Henry Myers completed 5 of 10 passes for 94 yards, including a touchdown to Zach Roche that went for 38 in the second quarter.Robert Fields scored on a 67-yard interception return. He also went the distance on a punt return from the 40 yard line in the second quarter to put the game out of reach early for the Raiders.(Follow our continuing coverage of City League football and add your comments to our website at www.new­pittsburgh­courieronline.com.) Allderdice 12, Brashear 0Allderdice exceeded its win total for the past two seasons combined with a 12-0 win against Brashear last Thursday at Cupples Stadium.“It seems like we’re starting to wake up here as of late,” said Allderdice’s coach, Jerry Haslett. “We have Peabody next week and I’m not worried too much about what’s behind us. I want to keep pressing forward and win games.” RUNNING WILD—Rasheed McCamey of Carrick ran wild on the Cupples turf against Westinghouse, Sept. 17. McCamey rushed for three touchdowns in the 42-0 win against the Bulldogs. last_img read more

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Glacier athletes complete season in style at Kootenay Zones

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsThe Glacier Gymnastics club culminated an impressive season on the balance beam by hosting the Kootenay Zone Championships at the Civic Centre facility.Teams from throughout the zone joined the host from the Heritage City in the annual windup competition to the local gymnastic season.The zones were held over two days with competition in boys, girl’s pre-competitive, interclub and high school events.Glacier results included:Level 1 Argo 2002 Alexis Dyck, first on bars, second on floor and beam and first overall; Senna Moroney, first on beam, second overall; Teigan Barnhart, first vault, third overall; and Gwen McCrory second on bars first on floor, third on beam.Level 1 Argo 2001Ohia Wintraub, first on beam and bars, secnd on floor and vault, second overall; Olivia Kelly, third on floor, fourth on beam, third overall; Ashley Caponero, second on floor, fifth overall and Mimi Lockhurst, third on beam, fifth on floor and sixth all overall.Level 1 Tyro (10 & 11yrs old)Sara Tolles, first on vault, floor and beam, second overall and Brenna Barnhart, second on floor, third on vault and bars and third overall.Level 1 Novice & Open combinedKaya Fraser, first on beam, second overall; Maddie Sternloff, second beam, third on floor, fourth overall; Miranda Boisvert, fourth on beam, sixth overall and Katie Poetsch, third on beam and fourth on floor.Level 2 TyroBryn Walsh, first on bars and floor, second overall; Kylee Dyck, second on floor, third on Bars, third overall; Victoria Lawrence-Jeffery, second on beam, fourth on floor, fifth overall and Hailey Lothrop, third on beam and sixth overall.Level 2 NoviceChultim O’Neil was first vault, bars, floor and first overall; and Bronwyn Sutherland, first on beam and third on vault.Level 2 OpenJulie Poetsch took third on floor and bars, fourth overall; Kelly Westrop, second on vault, fourth on floor, fifth overall; and Rebecca Benner, sixth on vault, beam, floor and overall.Level 3 Tyro/Novice combinedJasmine Schacher captured first on beam, second on floor, bars and overall and Ella Kellan, third on floor and fourth overall.Highschool Level 1 Category Trilby Buck, first on vault, floor and first overall.Highschool Level 2 CategoryDanielle Cousins was first on beam, floor and overall; Shaylene Geist, second on bars, beam, third overall; Leanne Kalmikoff, third on floor, bars and overall and Abby Cowan second on floor, third on valult and fourth overall.Boys Level 3 Under 13Quinn Barron dominated with a gold in all six events and overall; Ciun Murphy, second on floor, rings and parallel bars second overall and Oliver McDougall-Eisele, second on vault and horizontal bar and third [email protected]last_img read more

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Hawks oust Thunder Cats to advance to KIJHL Final against Storm

first_imgRebounding from an opening game loss, the Beaver Valley Nitehawks won four straight to capture the Kootenay Conference Championship Monday in Creston with a 6-2 win over the Thunder Cats.The Hawks win the best-of-seven Conference Series 4-1 and now advance to the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Championship beginning Friday against the Kamloops Storm.Kamloops, the KIJHL regular season champs, swept 100 Mile House Wranglers 4-0 in the Okanagan/Shuswap Conference series.The first two games of the series are in Kamloops before the series shifts to Beaver Valley for Games three and four, March 31 and April 1. If necessary the remaining games are set for April 3 (Kamloops), April 4 (Fruitvale) and April 6 (Kamloops).Braden Fuller scored once and added two assists to power the Nitehawks past the Eddie Mountain Champs from Creston.The Thunder Cats won the opener of the series 5-4.But the Hawks stole Game two 6-3 before sweeping the rest of the series by a combined score of 17-7.The KIJHL champion advances to the Cyclone Taylor Cup, set for April 10-13 in Nelson.In other KIJHL news:The Grand Forks Border Bruins are proud to announce that forward Jackson Purvis has committed to play hockey for the Bethel University Royals during the 2014/15 season. Bethel is a NCAA Division III program located in St Paul, Minnesota. Purvis captained the Border Bruins this past season, and is a two time Team MVP and 2012/13 Neil Murdoch Division Most Sportsmanlike Player. Purvis tallied 50 goals and 61 assists for 111 points in 82 games.last_img read more

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Youths caught for property damage in Letterkenny

first_imgGardaí are investigating an incident in which youths threw rocks at a window of a house in Glendale Drive, Letterkenny. The incident happened on the 30th of May at around 9.45 pm. They caused damage to the window and Gardaí have got descriptions of the youths that were involved and have arrested them following a patrol of the area. They are to be dealt with under the Juvenile Liason Scheme.  Youths caught for property damage in Letterkenny was last modified: June 4th, 2019 by Caitlin LairdShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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All By Myself

first_imgWhat would you do if you had a last minute overnight layover in Las Vegas? For most of us it would be an excuse to party on the Strip until sunrise. Richard Dunn however, got a little more creative. He gave up a night of partying in favour of a night in with his iPhone, filming a music video to Celine Dion’s “All By Myself.”So how does one “all by himself” alone in an airport manage to capture a spectacular video almost as good as Celines? Richard explains his approach. “I had a person behind a ticket counter give me a roll of luggage tape before she left. I then used a wheelchair that had a tall pole on the back of it and taped my iPhone to that. Then I would put it on the moving walkway for a dolly shot,” Dunn wrote on his Vimeo page. “I also used the extended handle on my computer bag and taped the iPhone to my handle. I would tuck different stuff under the bag to get the right angle. For the escalator shot I had to sprint up the steps after I got my shot so the computer bag didn’t hit the top and fall back down. Quite fun!”You can see the brilliant video (below) of Dunn lip-syncing to Celine’s hit while wandering through the vacant airport. We hope this is not a one hit wonder for him!last_img read more

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Best New Royalty Free Music: Folk, Rock & Electro Tracks

first_imgWe’ve been busy adding to our team of world-class composers! Check out some of the best new tracks to hit our royalty free music library.We’re always expanding our composer lineup, bringing you the best royalty free music you can’t find anywhere else. We’ve recently gone through the newest additions to the PremiumBeat royalty free music library and pulled out some of our favorites. Take a listen below.Need a trendy, electro-pop track to inject your project with energy? The new Liam Aidan and Reaktor Productions tracks really bring it. Maybe your project requires something more peaceful and laid back? Max Brodie’s Touches is a new favorite – warm folk rock with a nostalgic, Americana vibe.You’ve asked for music with lyrics and we’ve delivered. Check out some of our newest composers and their tracks with vocal versions (starred below). Be on the lookout for more royalty free music with lyrics in the future.If there is a particular style or mood track you’re looking for get in touch! We’re happy to help you locate it in our library…or we’ll add it to our ‘wish list’ for future library additions.last_img read more

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