The 2019 NFL Draft is just around the corner, and we hope you've soaked in as many mocks as you can possibly handle. If not, how about a game-changing one?
NFL.com's Chad Reuter's devised a mock that had some "selections that may be off the beaten path." Basically, a mock that would shake things up -- which we love.
This included five first-round trades, one of which has the Raiders projected to move up to take ... a quarterback.
"Projected trade with the 49ers. Jon Gruden gets his quarterback [Drew Lock] by moving up two spots," Reuter writes. "Gruden coached Lock at the Senior Bowl, and it's easy to see him appreciating the former Missouri quarterback's demeanor and physical tools. If he doesn't move up to get him, Miami or Denver could make a deal with the Jets to land the Mizzou QB."
The Raiders, as you know, have Derek Carr pegged as the starter next season, but newly hired general manager Mike Mayock mentioned that as much as they love Carr, the team is "going to do all of their due diligence." They complimented the three-time Pro-Bowler, but Mayock made it clear that at that position, and every other position if they found someone they liked better and "had bigger upside," then they would do what they need to do.
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It was also reported the Raiders are "super impressed" with Heisman Trophy finalist quarterback Dwayne Haskins.
All moves appear to be on the table.
You know what I hate more than public, ballpark marriage proposals? When a fan runs on to the field to make a fool out of himself and interrupt the game.
That's what this guy did, and we got it on camera.
During Saturday's A's-Blue Jays game, there was a delay. At first, we in the studio weren't sure why until NBC Sports California's broadcast mentioned there was a fan on the field.
But then the fan realized he wasn't supposed to be there, and immediately tried to make an escape for it. And -- well ... just watch:
Security made sure to take care of him rather quickly and the A's fan he was trying to grab on to for assistance wanted nothing to do with it.
Reminder -- don't be this guy. One second of fame (which is barely considered fame) is not worth the consequences.
And this other fan during the ninth inning also didn't care about the consequences. But his consequences came in the form of umpire Jeff Nelson:
Lessons learned -- we hope.
You ever hear the saying "Pitchers aren't athletes?" It's so untrue, right?
The whole every-fifth-day mentality kind of ruined it for the guys who probably don't skip leg day and have to hurl fastballs past guys and pray they don't get a hold of one. Alas, here we are with guys like Giants minor-leaguer Ty Blach making those people keep quiet.
During Thursday night's Triple-A matchup between the Sacramento River Cats and the Las Vegas Aviators, Blach got a grounder hit right at him. He bobbled it, but -- well ...
He managed to get the out -- and jokingly said it was exactly how they planned it to be.
Say what you want, but that takes athletic ability -- or luck. It takes both luck and athletic ability.