Analysis: We’ve never given out a top mock GM award, but if I did it might be Brandon Lee Gowton of Bleeding Green Nation, who got Reuben Foster and Marlon Humphrey for the Baseball Jerseys For Sale Eagles. Reed would come in second for his picks of Jones and Alabama defensive lineman Jonathan Allen. The values are obviously good, but there are risks with both.
Taking Jones and Allen makes this a swing-for-the-fences draft for the Colts. These two picks truly represent boom or bust. If they boom, Allen is a top-five overall player and Jones plays as good or better than any cornerback in the draft this year. If it’s a bust, Allen’s shoulder issues are real and Jones is slow to recover from an Achilles tear. It’s quite a gamble to take two players with injury questions in the top two rounds.
If Jones can come back healthy, he’s exactly the type of cornerback the Colts need. He’s comfortable playing man and dropping into zone coverage, and he has good hands for the position.
Some of the best young basketball players in the world were on display in Portland on Friday night at the 2017 Nike Hoops Summit. The United States outlasted the World team 98-87 to win the game for the third time in the last four years.
The biggest star on the American team was Missouri commit Michael Porter Jr., and he showed why he’s the No. 1 recruit in the country. Porter finished with 19 points and flashed his ability to score from all three levels.