Matt Gono, OG, Wesley — He is a powerful run blocker with good technique. The 6-4, 305-pound lineman started 50 games at D-III Wesley and opened some eyes of NFL scouts in Pasadena with his ability to get to the second level.
P.J. Hall, DT, Sam Houston State — Hall is big and strong in the middle at 6-1, 310 with a good burst. He has a nice ability to collapse the pocket and was productive in the middle with 37 career sacks.
Young: Fact. George has his attention on two main things: (1) winning, and (2) getting the attention he feels he deserves as one of the premier all-around players in the league. And he has the opportunity for both in Oklahoma City. There’s clearly the connection to Los Angeles, and other destinations that could be attractive, but George has talked honestly about wanting to build in OKC alongside Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony.
So as a decision nears, the sensible solution could be to postpone it: sign a one-year deal with the Thunder (plus a player option), run it back with Westbrook and Melo (who has a player option this summer he’s likely to pick up), let the dust settle on LeBron’s future, see who clears cap space and get a little longer look at the development of Lonzo Ball and the Lakers.
Quarterbacks struggled with multiple batted balls in each game. Of the 11 quarterbacks who played in Saturday’s two games, the one who had perhaps the best day was Arkansas’ Austin Allen.
The 6-1, 209-pound Allen showed some elusiveness in the pocket during the NFLPA Bowl and was accurate while going 6 of 9 for 75 yards. He made good decisions and completed several NFL throws.
The Seahawks won their game against the Vikings on Friday but suffered a pretty big loss too, as left tackle George Fant was lost for the season with a knee injury. You can read about that plus Michael Bennett continuing his protest, Russell Wilson and Sam Bradford looking sharp, Dalvin Cook excelling and Blair Walsh’s revenge in Friday’s roundup.