PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP) Carl Blair scored 18 points and Josh Eleby added 12 points and seven rebounds to lead Prairie View A&M to a 60-44 victory against Grambling State on Saturday night.
The Panthers (6-11, 1-3 Southwestern Athletic), who ended a six-game losing streak, never trailed after Eleby's jumper gave them an 8-7 lead 4:46 into the game.
Bryant Purvis had 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Tigers (0-14, 0-5), who have lost 24 of their last 25 games dating to last season.
Prairie View A&M led 44-36 when it went on an 11-1 run over the next 3:10 to take permanent control. Blair had nine points during the surge, which ended with his layup that gave the Panthers a 55-37 cushion with 4:06 remaining.
Coming out of the NFL combine, former Maryland safety Darnell Savage Jr. was projected to be a second-round pick in the NFL Draft. But could he end up sliding into the first round on Thursday?
It seems like a possibility now, based on some of the teams he's met with, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Monday. And NFL.com analyst Daniel Jeremiah has previously said Savage could rise to the first round too.
NBC Sports Washington's latest NFL Mock Draft has Savage going to the Green Bay Packers as the 44th overall pick.
According to Rapoport, Savage met with 11 teams, including the Carolina Panthers (No. 16 overall pick), Pittsburgh Steelers (No. 20 overall pick), Seattle Seahawks (No. 21 overall pick), Philadelphia Eagles (No. 25 overall pick) and Los Angeles Rams (No. 31 overall pick).
The three-year starter out of College Park was named Second Team All-Big Ten this season after recording 52 tackles (38 solo, 14 assist) for the Terps, along with four interceptions, including one pick six. He's versatile, strong and fast, and even if he gets passed by in the first round of the NFL Draft, it seems unlikely that he'll still be available by the end of the second.
At 5-foot-11 and 198 pounds, Savage ran a 4.36-second 40-yard dash at the NFL combine in February -- a time that was second-fastest among all safeties -- and posted a 39.5-inch vertical, third among safeties, and a 126-inch broad jump. He also had 11 bench-press reps.
Pro Football Focus has Savage listed as the second-best safety in this year's draft class behind Delaware's Nasir Adderley because he's "a missile around the line of scrimmage".
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