Rubio will be sidelined indefinitely with an ankle sprain, t

Rubio will be sidelined indefinitely with an ankle sprain, t

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Just two weeks ago, it looked all-set for offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil to walk into the 2016 Draft and be taken with the number one overall pick by the Tennessee Titans. Pete Maravich Jersey . But as ever its the QBs that have taken the headlines. The quarterback-needy Los Angeles Rams kicked things off by trading all the way up from number 15 to take the Titans pick which they used to land Jared Goff.Just last week, the Philadelphia Eagles followed suit, moving up to number two from eighth, with the Cleveland Browns making way. Previous No1 QB picks Looking back at previous QBs to go first in the Draft The Eagles had just handed a huge-money deal out to incumbent starting quarterback Sam Bradford. Now, he has demanded an immediate trade from Philly, leaving one thing in no doubt - the Eagles needed a quarterback and they drafted Carson Wentz.Two men initially touted as back-end top ten selections, perhaps even falling into the top 20 took the first and second spotsIn an NFL era starved of genuine franchise quarterbacks, huge salaries have been dished-out to unproven and underperforming quarterbacks, such as Brock Osweiler and the aforementioned Bradford.It is just the sixth time in the Super Bowl era that quarterbacks have gone one and two respectively. Just last year, Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota were taken with the opening selections. Sky Sports Digital Mock Draft Casting our verdict from 1-31 Sky Sports takes a closer look at the two players now firmly in the spotlight.Carson Wentz Carson Wentz #11 of the North Dakota State Bison fights to recover a fumble with linebacker Jevohn Miller #55 of Iowa State A vast number of popular NFL draft scouts and analysts appear to believe that Carson Wentz is the best quarterback in this draft class.Renowned NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock recently placed him at the very top of his draft board as the best prospect available, while former NFL coach-turned-analyst Jon Gruden revealed his belief what Wentz is the most NFL-ready quarterback to enter the draft in recent years.One thing for sure is that Wentz has the prototypical size NFL scouts look for in a professional quarterback. He is 66 tall, over 230lbs and the arm-size that gives him all the tools to be a top pro-level player. His frame and athleticism is without a doubt a major strength.It is not a stretch to say that many people a little over a year ago, or even until the draft started to come into focus, did not know who Wentz was.The 23-year old played college football at North Dakota State, a school playing in the FCS - in simpler terms, essentially the second tier of college football.This has been the biggest concern as the draft has grown closer, with question marks around the level competition he faced in college, and his big game experience, so to speak.However, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, a first round pick out of FCS school Delaware in 2008, has gone on to win a Super Bowl. Spences road to redemption Noach Spence talks exclusively to Sky Sports Digital Wentz had his first year as the starting quarterback in 2014, leading North Dakota State to the FCS Championship game, where they defeated Illinois State to win their fourth consecutive title.It was a breakout year for Wentz, who excelled and caught the eye as he threw for over 3,000 yards and 25 touchdowns, as he started in all 16 games. He also proved an efficiency and calmness in pressurised situations.Last season was a little more difficult for him. After an excellent start to the year, Wentz broke his wrist during the week six clash with South Dakota, going on to miss the next eight games.Wentz would return as North Dakota State again reached the FCS Championship game, leading the team to another title with a win over Jacksonville State, also earning his second-consecutive outstanding player award.So, while there may be doubts over the level of competition, what cannot be questioned is Wentzs success in the FCS, where he set the schools single-season records for total yards, completions and touchdowns..In total, Wentz started 27 times for NDSU, throwing for 5,115 yards and 45 touchdowns.There is no doubt he possesses all the physical tools to excel as an NFL quarterback, but the transition to the pro-leagues and the huge step-up in competition is still a big question.Wentzs NFL comparison: Blake Bortles (Jacksonville Jaguars) NFL Draft: Offensive options View from Americas take on those who could take the eye Jared Goff Californias Jared Goff had long been considered the strongest quarterback available in this draft class, until Wentz proved himself a viable contender for that accolade.The 21-year old left California having set the schools records for touchdown passes, passing yards and completions - incidentally, the only Cal quarterback with a more efficient passing career is a certain Aaron Rodgers.And it was not just school records that Goff was setting. In 2015, while leading the team to its first eight-win campaign in six years, Goff was outstanding in setting PAC-12 Conference records for for passing yards and touchdowns in the process. Sky Sports Richard Graves chats to potential first draft pick Jared Goff about the NFL draft and his secret love for Arsenal Standing at 64, Goff also has the desired size for an NFL quarterback, but at 215lbs and smaller hands than Wentz, some questions have been raised surrounding his grip and security of the ball, although it could be argued this was something that was never a concern for him in college.Goff is a player who is calm in the pocket, and despite his smaller hand size, has proven he has a strong arm more than capable of making deep, downfield throws when they are needed.One area where Goff has the beating over Wentz is in his experience and overall productivity. Shaq Lawson exclusive The Clemson prospect talks to Sky Sports Digital While Wentz essentially had only one-and-a-half years as a starter, Goff was the main man during all three of his years at Cal, playing in a highly-competitive conference against the likes of Oregon, Stanford and USC.His numbers put up in college almost double that of Wentz - he threw for 12,195 yards and 96 touchdowns, throwing for over 3,000 yards in every one of his seasons under center.Goffs NFL comparison: Matt Ryan (Atlanta Falcons) Richard Graves mock draft SSN HQs man in Chicago casts his verdict Also See: Sky Live: NFL Draft Beginners guide to the draft Draft Day memorable moments Richard Graves mock draft John Stockton Jersey . The result means Atletico Madrid now tops the table, with Madrid level on points in second and Barcelona a point behind in third with nine games remaining as the title race shapes up to be the closest in years. Karl Malone Jersey . Ashton scored a hat trick -- giving him 13 goals in 16 AHL games this season -- to power the Toronto Marlies to a 5-2 victory over the visiting Lake Erie Monsters in AHL action on Sunday. . The Bruins forward has been fined $5,000 by the National Hockey League for spearing Red Wings defenceman Danny DeKeyser in the groin.Miami, FL ( - Dwyane Wade had 25 points and eight assists, Chris Bosh added 24 points and seven boards and the Miami Heat defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 102-92 on Saturday night. Luol Deng netted 14 points for the Heat, who snapped a two-game skid after beginning 3-0. Nikola Pekovic posted 19 points and 11 rebounds, and Thaddeus Young supplied 16 points and six boards for Minnesota, which was without its young point guard Ricky Rubio for the first time this season. Rubio will be sidelined indefinitely with an ankle sprain, the team announced Saturday. Rubio left Fridays game against Orlando in the second quarter after turning his ankle and didnt return. The team said an MRI Saturday morning confirmed a significant sprain. Rubio, who signed a four-year contract extension last week, is averaging 9.4 points, 10 assists and 5.6 rebounds so far in his fourth NBA season. Kevin Martin hit consecutive 3-pointers to get the Wolves within 90-86 with 4:28 left. Miami led 94-90 a couple minutees later prior to Bosh hitting a jumper and Wade driving in for a dunk for a 98-90 advantage with 1:54 to play. Joe Johnson Jersey. Minnesota never cut the deficit below six the rest of the way. The Heat raced out to a 14-2 start. Norris Cole and Deng nailed back-to-back triples to cap the early onslaught about five minutes into the game. The margin stretched to 25-9 before Miami settled for a 29-13 cushion heading into the second. The Heat led by as many as 20 in the closing minutes of the second, but Minnesota outscored them 14-6 to close the half and pulled within 53-41 heading into the break. Miami remained ahead by at least double figures in the third and settled for an 80-69 spread going into the fourth. Game Notes Miami scored 23 points off 16 Minnesota turnovers ... The Heat shot 52.6 percent (41-of-78) from the field ... The Wolves were just 4-of-16 from beyond the arc ... Rookie Andrew Wiggins had 10 points on 3-of-9 shooting for Minnesota. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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