Lamar Jackson declares for NFL draft
The most exciting player in college football is headed to the NFL. Lamar Jackson announced he will forgo his senior season at Louisville and pursue the pros. Jackson announced the decision with a post on Twitter, thanking his coaches, teammates and the fans.
Bo goes pro.
Alabama running back Bo Scarbrough has reportedly decided to forgo his senior season in Tuscaloosa to give the NFL a shot:
Source: Alabama RB Bo Scarbrough will forgo Sr. season and turn pro. Has signed with an agent and marketing company.— Chris Renkel CBS 42 (@Chris_Renkel)
It's an understandable yet interesting decision for Scarbrough. I say this because the current running back landscape for the 2018 draft is downright stacked. You've got the obvious ones in Saquon Barkley and Derrius Guice, but you've also got other talented backs like Bryce Love, Nick Chubb, Kerryon Johnson, Damien Harris, Sony Michel, etc.
2018 NFL draft: Top prospects to watch in the National Championship
When Alabama meets Georgia in the National Championship Game, these will be the top 2018 NFL draft prospects to watch for each teamThe Bulldogs needed an epic comeback in the first overtime game in Rose Bowl history to knock off Oklahoma, while Alabama's dominant defense held Clemson without a touchdown in their Sugar Bowl victory over the defending national champs.
The list goes on. Scarbrough is good, but not the same kind of eye-popping NFL prospect as some of the aforementioned. He seems like the type of talent that will end up being selected in the middle rounds. Nobody can say for sure whether waiting one more year would benefit him, but it sure seems like it would given the crowded 2018 field.
Scarbrough's draft stock may have taken a hit at the national championship as well, and not because of his play on the field. In a video that emerged, the running back was heard yellingin reference to the President's appearance at the game. Scarbrough has since the allegation.
Gay candidate barred from running for sheriff by Alabama GOP .
A gay Alabama businessman says county Republican leaders refused to let him run for sheriff after a review that included questions about his sexual orientation. Jason White tells the News-Courier of Athens that members of the Limestone County Republican Executive Committee voted Tuesday to deny his bid for sheriff. He believes the decision is linked to the fact he's gay.The paper reports the chairman of the county GOP executive committee declined comment on its reason for denying White's candidacy.White previously was allowed to run for sheriff as a Republican in 2002 while he was married to a woman.