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he was always shouting out. And all he would be saying

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The NFL Combine wrapped up this week and the impact on the mock drafts and predictions around the league is already being felt. Nike Air Max 90 From China . While some players merely solidified their standing on big boards and mock drafts, several others saw their Combine results either boost or drop their placing in the mind of scouts and general managers across the league. Some notes from the NFL Combine Two-Horse Race A look at the most recent batch of mock drafts has two players showing up more often than any others at the top spot. One wont surprise you South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney but one certainly could UCF quarterback Blake Bortles. While questions about his work ethic may knock Clowney out of the top spot, his blistering 40-yard dash time (4.53) ensures that if he does fall, it wont be very far. Bortles meanwhile impressed both on the field and off. Almost all draftniks and experts consider the once unknown QB to be a legit top end prospect. Of the 15 expert mock drafts gathered for TSN.cas database, Bortles had the most first overall picks of any player. Quarterback Battle While mock drafters are slotting Bortles into the first pick (owned by the Houston Texans) more than any other quarterback, that doesnt necessarily mean hes viewed as the top quarterback. Of the 15 expert mock drafts culled by TSN.ca, Bortles had just the third highest average draft position. First was Texas A&Ms Johnny Manziel with an ADP of 3.1 followed by Louisvilles Teddy Bridgewater (3.9) and then Bortles at 4.7. Dont Forget Me While hes not in the same boat as Manziel, Bridgewater, or Bortles, Fresno States Derek Carr reportedly had a very strong NFL Combine showing, particularly while interviewing with teams. At this point Carr appears to be a mid-first round pick at best but his showing has some quarterback-needy teams considering passing on one of the top three QBs early in the draft to fill other positions, while hoping to land Carr later on. There are reports the gap between the Big Three and Carr is not very wide. Moving Up The biggest benefactors of the NFL Combine, among the early picks at least, were Auburn OT Greg Robinson and Buffalo LB Khalil Mack. Robinsons athleticism seems to have solidified him as the top offensive tackle on the board and boosted his projected status from Top 10 pick to Top 5. Robinson could even hear his name as early as second overall to the St. Louis Rams. Mack is another former potential Top 10 pick that could easily find his way into the Top 5 come May. While his destination is hard to pinpoint at this point in the evaluation process, respected NFL Network draftnik Mike Mayock said he would consider Mack with the first overall pick. Thats high praise! Moving Down The rise of Robinson and Mack is having adverse effects on players of similar talent at the same position of the two in Jake Matthews and Anthony Barr. Once considered two of the top three players in the draft (alongside Clowney) by some, Matthews and Barr are no longer locks to be Top 5 picks and thats in large part due to Robinson proving hes the better offensive tackle, and Mack proving hes far closer to Clowney than originally thought. At this point it wouldnt be shocking to see Barr fall out of the Top 10 picks (ADP currently 8.9) while even Matthews could see himself suffer the same fate (ADP currently 5.9) the way things are playing out. To be fair, in Barrs case, Mack isnt the sole reason the UCLA pass rushers stock is falling; only 15 reps on the bench press could scare away a few teams. Lions targeting a CB The Detroit Lions need help at cornerback and most draftniks expect them to get it at the draft. Of the expert mock drafts culled by TSN.ca, 86% of them have the Lions taking a cornerback 10th overall. The only question in their minds is if it will be Oklahoma States Justin Gilbert, taken by the Lions in 53% of mock drafts, or Michigan States Darqueze Dennard, taken by Detroit in 33% of mock drafts. The current draft landscape lays out with a slight drop off after the top nine players. From there its still anyones guess as to who leads the second tier of players. Many mock drafters see the Lions filling a need and taking whichever cornerback they have ranked the highest. Wide Receiver Battle This position battle is unlike the quarterback battle as Clemson standout Sammy Watkins is the clear cut top pass catcher in this years draft. The battle is for the second best receiver with USCs Marqise Lee losing his spot to Texas A&Ms Mike Evans in 80% of mock drafts gathered. The receiver class is very deep this year with good pass catchers still likely to be available midway through the second round and if Lee finds himself engulfed in the second tier of receivers, hes no lock to hear his name on the first day of the NFL Draft. The true battle could be between Evans and North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron. The difference between their ADP is currently only a couple of picks (Evans: 13.8 to Ebron:16.0). Nike Air Max 90 Outlet . Damyean Dotson, 19, Dominic Artis, 19 and Brandon Austin, 18, were suspended after the school received a police report concerning allegations made by a student who said she was assaulted by the players in early March. Fake Nike Air Max 90 . 1 Pete Sampras. Speaking ahead of an exhibition match against Andre Agassi in London on March 3, Sampras said on a conference call Wednesday that he is impressed by Federers longevity. https://www.cheapnikeairmax90china.us/ . CNN and Gazzetta dello Sport reporter Tancredi Palmeri broke the news via Twitter Tuesday afternoon. Italian Football Association President Giancarlo Abete has also resigned, according to Palmeri.DB: From all of the hall of famers youve played with, who did you learn the most about the game from just watching them play?CC: A combination of (thinking). I guess If you mixed them all together because they were all quite the players, but Nick Lidstrom is probably the answer. Just his demeanor, settling down and becoming a more relaxed player, not taking penalties. But just being more disciplined and skilled at the position. But from Steve Yzerman, his work ethic. He had skill, but I dont care what anyone says, yeah he had skill and was a natural goal scorer, but he worked at it Stevie. He really worked at it.DB: You must still have that competitive spirit, what do you do to keep it flowing?CC: Yeah, I mountain bike a lot, I snowboard a lot. So, I wouldnt exactly call it competetive because I dont compete. But sometimes it turns into races with the group of guys in California that I mountain bike with. But to be honest with you after competeing for that many years, I dont need to come in first anymore, I just need to finish (laughs). But Im still doing a lot of stuff like you mentioned, to fill that void, but mostly its that adrenaline rush is what I miss. And Ive managed to fill that by doing some of these things. #81777567 / gettyimages.com DB: Do you go biking with any of the guys from the Malibu Mob?CC: Yeah, its basically that group of guys. If Im going to name drop, I go with Laird Hamilton the big wave surfer, John McEnroe, theres a big group of us, the guy from Rage Against The Machine Tim Commerford. They turn it into races every once in a while. But like I said, I just like going out into the mountains with them and being able to exercise and have fun. But yeah, for sure it gets a little competitive.DB: In your book, you talk about how Yzerman, Shanahan and some of the other guys used to drink top shelf wine at restaurants. What was the most expensive bottle you ever remember ordering?CC: Honestly, I never payed attention because they were the ones doing all the ordering. All I know is that at the end of the meal, there was a high price tag. But most of it was the night before games, so you dont go crazy, you order a bottle or two, split it between four guys. But I wasnt much on wine, it was too tough the next day.(HHOF Images)DB: Most memorable moment from the Stanley Cup party Kid Rock threw you guys in 2002?CC: Oh it was wild! I mean, just to see the whole team and his whole band together. Robby had entertained us before just him, but the whole team had never got the chance, especially in such an intimate venue. The bar was at the most 2000 sq.ft., maybe 150 or 200 people, so just the scene of all the players and having them on the stage with the Cup. I mean, it was pretty unreal to see that type of setting and how much fun everybody was having.DB: What was it like singing karaoke with Eddie Vedder? Is this your most memorable karaoke performance or unmemorable maybe?CC: (Laughs) Yeah, probably non-memorable because I was so terrible at it. But that weve actually done a few times, most of the time it was for our charity event that we do in Chicago. We always had it in a friends bar called Stanleys. But yeah, its great when youre doing it, butt then when you see the video youre wishing it never came out. Wholesale Nike Air Max 90. But hes in a class of his own.DB: Apparently, youre a big sauna guy. How hot can you stand it in there?CC: Yeah, but I dont think its so much the temperature as the amount of time that I spend in there. The activities that I do in there as well, I ride the bike, lift weights or do circuits in there. But its like anything else, the more you do it, the higher your tollerance. I wouldnt advise it to anybody whos not an athlete, obviously. But I think for any person, like my parents for example, they do infrared saunas, its low heat. But its helped my dads diabetes, its cured my moms artheritis. So, I just think its a great way to treat your body and get rid of all the toxics and bad things in your body.DB: At the end of the outdoor classic alumni game this past year, you pulled one of the strangest goal celebrations anyones ever seen. Was this preplanned, was it spur of the moment?CC: Nah, Ive been doing that since college. I always just thought it was cool. I would have never done it in an NHL game but it was the perfect time, I knew I had to score early while the ice was still good to pull it off. But yeah, kids all over Michigan are doing it now and theyre hurting their necks. So, be careful!DB: You played many years with Pavel Datsyuk and he was pretty much an unknown when he joined the team. When did you realize he was going to be a special player? You played with many Hall of Famers, did he stand out at all in practice when he was young?CC: You know its unreal playing with him and everyday in practice he was trying those moves. Working at them, trying to perfect them and then finally hed pull them off in a game. So, Id like to say he makes it up as he goes along sometimes, but he sure works a lot at it in practice. Theres still some unreal things hes got left in his bag of tricks that I havent seen him try in a game yet... Probably because hes too shy, he doesnt want to showboat (Laughs). But Id like to see him try and pull off some of the things he does in practice.DB: You played with perhaps two of the greatest goaltenders of all time, Patrick Roy and Dominik Hasek. When you were defending in front of the net and the goalie was barking at you, who was harder to understand?CC: (Laughs) Well, Dom was most difficult to understand because of his accent. But usually it was the same thing he was always shouting out. And all he would be saying was, "I must see! I must see!" Thats all you hear coming from back there was, "I must see!" And then there was Patrick and Eddie Belfour I played with, who were pretty quite, but all three of them were extremely competitive.DB: Can you go BarDown?CC: To be honest, Im not familiar with the phrase (laughs).DB: Well, basically its when you shoot the puck, it hits the crossbar and goes in the net. Its called scoring bardown.CC: Oh, wow! Ive never heard that before (laughs). Well, Ive done it over the course of my career, but not on a real consistant basis. I mean if you look at the goalies back when I played, the best place to shoot would be on the ice because they didnt even go down. So, personally, I prefer shooting on the ice. ' ' '

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