2019 NFL Mock Draft 11-13-18

It’s 2019 NFL mock draft time! The order is based on how teams have performed up until this point in this season, and what is expected of them the rest of the campaign. For more on the race to the bottom, for the #1 overall pick, go to this link.

Team needs were sometimes, but mostly, not taken into account, as it’s still early for a 2019 mock draft in the purest sense. Have issues with the mock draft picks? Of course you do!

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Michigan State #1, Purdue #2 in Big Ten Basketball Preseason Power Rankings

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Believe it or not, Big Ten basketball media day is Thursday. Yes, hoops talking season arrives though it may not feel like it, given the 80+ degree temperatures in much of Big Ten country currently. Some schools have actually already had their media days, and you know what that means- overlap season is here.

So while every single outlet on the planet is posting Big Ten football power rankings today, we’re doing the hoops equivalent. 

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Recapping the Momentum Swings as Northwestern Blows Upset Chance vs Michigan

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The Northwestern Wildcats, who entered their home meeting with the #14 Michigan Wolverines as two touchdown underdogs, went up 17-0 before eventually falling 20-17. Instead of doing a traditional game recap, we’re just going to post a revised version of our updates that we did for CBS Sports national radio “Eye on College Football.”

Before calling in our updates, we typed out what we were going to read, and here are those updates, in order, pretty much unabridged, but sometimes slightly revised. A game like this is the classic narrative of a moment shift, because you saw a team with a 17-0 advantage slowly yield to a 20-17 deficit and thus defeat.

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Michigan Wolverines Boast Trio of 1st Round Draft Pick Prospects on D

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The #14 Michigan Wolverines are loaded with individual talent, and most of it resides on the defensive side of the ball.  The Wolverines boast a trio of NFL first round draft pick prospects, The triad consists of DE Rashan Gary, LB Devin Bush and DE/OLB Chase Winovich. Go here to see where we have all three of these Michigan Wolverines in our latest NFL mock draft.

Gary, one of the highest rated recruits in the Jim Harbaugh era, was first-team All-Big Ten by the coaches last season as a sophomore.  He had 66 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and six sacks in 2017.  Through the first third of the season, Gary racked up 18 tackles (3.5 for loss), two sacks and three quarterback hurries.

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#14 Michigan Wolverines vs Northwestern Wildcats Game Preview, Prediction

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The #14 Michigan Wolverines travel to the Northwestern Wildcats Saturday for a game that both teams really need to have if they are going to realize their 2018 season goals. For Michigan, this could be loss number two and that kiboshes any college football playoff hopes.

For Northwestern, they are coming off consecutive home losses, the last being an inexcusable and inexplicable setback at the hands of lowly Akron. The previous outing, a 21-7 dropped decision to Duke was ugly, but somewhat understandable given how the Blue Devils are much better than we thought they would be this season.

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ESPN College Gameday: How it Went From Transcendent to Unwatchable

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Republishing from 9-16-17

To pinpoint what’s so wrong with ESPN College Gameday in 2017, there are a couple different places from which you can start. You can begin with ESPN’s horrible bungling of the Jemele Hill and Robert Lee situations, and go from there. The same principle, that of “let’s try to never hurt anyone’s feelings ever, no matter what the cost, because hurt feelings means upset sponsors” applies across the board.

ESPN should have never apologized for what Jemele Hill said about Donald Trump.

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#12 Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs #14 Michigan Wolverines Game Preview, Prediction

For both the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Michigan Wolverines, there is no dipping your toe into the cold water of the 2018 college football season pool and then slowly getting your whole body used to the temperature difference. Both of these traditional upper Midwestern powers have to dive right in and deal with the shock.

Under the lights in South Bend Saturday night, it’s one of the weekend’s most highly anticipated match-ups, if not THE biggest game of kickoff weekend.

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College Sports Fans Beware the Nefarious Influence of the Recruiting-Industrial Complex

It’s really astounding when you think about it- in an era when almost no one is willing to pay for news content, recruiting services can survive and thrive off a subscription-based business model.

The year-round extensive coverage of college recruiting, at every step in the process, has destroyed media coverage of college sports. It’s not just the rise of the recruiting-industrial complex itself that ruined it. Recruiting sites flourished at the same time social media exploded and these two phenomena fed off of each other to concoct a toxic cocktail.

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Liverpool 4, Man United 1 News and Notes: Smalling, Pereira, Fred, De Gea, Grant

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Manchester United were routed in the “biggest” of their preseason exhibition games (if you can call a friendly “big”) 4-1 in the International Champions Cup clash against Liverpool at Michigan Stadium.

Let’s take a spin through the news and notes emerging from what transpired in Ann Arbor, Michigan this Saturday. The unofficial attendance for the match today was 105,000. Typically, these numbers are inflated, but if this figure holds, then today’s clash hosted by the University of Michigan is the third highest attended soccer game ever on American soil.

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Liverpool 4, Man United 1 News and Notes: Mane, Clyne, Shaqiri, Ojo, Klopp, Sturridge

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Liverpool won the “biggest” of their preseason exhibition games (if you can call a friendly “big”) 4-1 in the International Champions Cup clash against Manchester United at Michigan Stadium.

Let’s take a spin through the news and notes emerging from what transpired in Ann Arbor, Michigan this Saturday. The unofficial attendance for the match today was 105,000. Typically, these numbers are inflated, but if this figure holds, then today’s clash hosted by the University of Michigan is the third highest attended soccer game ever on American soil.

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Man United News: Anthony Martial, Marcos Rojo, ICC, Michigan, L.A. Rams

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For Manchester United, the “biggest” of their preseason exhibition games (if you can call a friendly “big”) commences in a few hours with the International Champions Cup clash against Liverpool in Michigan Stadium.

Although it’s just a friendly, up to 100,000 spectators are expected to attend so there is certainly no shortage of topics to discuss today. Let’s take a spin through the latest news and notes items making the rounds on the internet this Saturday.

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Liverpool FC News: Jurgen Klopp, Naby Keita, ICC, Michigan Wolverines, Mo Salah

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For Liverpool FC, the “biggest” of their preseason exhibition games (if you can call a friendly “big”) commences in a few hours with the International Champions Cup clash against Manchester United.

Although it’s just a friendly, up to 100,000 spectators are expected to attend so there is certainly no shortage of topics to discuss today. Let’s take a spin through the latest news and notes items making the rounds on the internet this Saturday.

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