NFL Draft – Round 1 Recap
Bryce Young was selected first overall in the NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers, as was expected by most NFL insiders. Young is the first Alabama player to be picked first overall in the “common draft era” (1967 and later), and the first #1 selection since Harry Gilmer was picked by Washington first overall in 1948.
The Houston Texans, who took a quarterback with the 2nd overall pick, then traded up to the 3rd spot and picked Will Anderson. This marks the first time that two Alabama players have been drafted this high in the NFL Draft.
In one of the surprises of the draft, Jahmyr Gibbs was selected with the 12th overall pick by the Detroit Lions. The Lions, with multiple first-round picks, had traded out of the Top 10.
With a first-round selection tonight, Alabama now has 15 straight drafts with a first-round pick, which is a new record. Alabama has 44 first round draft choices over that 15-year period.
Cam Robinson will reportedly be suspended at the beginning of the 2023 season for a violation of the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy. No official word from the league yet, but first-time suspensions are typically 4-6 games.
The Denver Broncos have reportedly made a contract offer to free agent Kareem Jackson.
Levi Randolph has been named Champions League MVP for the month of April. Randolph averaged 21.7 points per game in Jerusalem’s three quarterfinals games to lead the team to its first-ever Final Four berth in the Champions League.
Nike’s Jordan Brand announced today that it has signed Bryce Young to an endorsement deal.
Dylan Smith has been sidelined with a right forearm strain, and is currently undergoing physical therapy. His spot in Erie’s starting rotation was skipped this week, and he was placed on the 7-Day Injured List.
Dylan Ray recorded a career-high 9 strikeouts in 5 innings of work, and picked up the first pitching win of his career for Hillsboro this afternoon.
Links to press appearances from today:
- Bryce Young interviewed by Kristen Balboni of Panthers.com.
- Will Anderson interviewed after being picked by Houston.
- Jahmyr Gibbs meets the Detroit media via zoom after his selection.
Will Anderson was interviewed by Good Morning Football this morning.
Scenes and Highlights
- Dylan Smith – placed on the 7-Day Injured List by the Erie Sea Wolves.
- Bryce Young – drafted by the Carolina Panthers with the 1st pick of the 1st round of the NFL Draft.
- Will Anderson – drafted by the Houston Texans with the 3rd pick of the 1st round of the NFL Draft.
- Jahmyr Gibbs – drafted by the Detroit Lions with the 12th pick of the 1st round of the NFL Draft.
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