Stevens: “I think you can tell a lot from the fight on the [jump ball to start overtime], and we got the tip after two tips and running through the [defender] to get a loose ball, and that’s when I knew we were reset. You just get back out there and play, you’re ready to play, and I thought our guys — I knew they wouldn’t hang their head about it.
Jayson Tatum, Celtics rookie forward: “We could have easily been deflated at the end of regulation, but we all stood together and we executed. We played really well in overtime.”
Pass rushers like Marcus Davenport and Harold Landry could conceivably fall to the Panthers if things break the right way. Davenport is a physical freak with terrific athleticism but is still raw as a prospect. Landry, on the other hand, is much more of a known entity and could be the kind of experienced pass rusher that Carolina could plug in and get immediate contributions from this season.
Cornerback is another spot where a quality option could be the pick. Mike Hughes out of Central Florida and Colorado’s Isaiah Oliver are two potential targets. Hughes lacks ideal experience but has a unique speed and strength combination, while Oliver is a prototypical corner (6-1, 190 pounds) who would fit nicely into the Panthers’ defensive scheme.
If by some chance Iowa’s Josh Jackson is there, Hurney might have to rethink everything and snatch up the former Hawkeye corner.
Luis Valbuena (L), 18.7 percent, Los Angeles Angels vs. Boston Red Sox (RHP Rick Porcello): As noted before, the Angels are scorching the ball out of the gate, and Valbuena clubbed 21 of his 22 long balls last year off right-handers. A wary stat for Porcello: Despite his hot start, opponents hold an 85.4 percent contact rate against him, which would be his worst pace since his uglier 2011 days.
Sutton, the SMU standout at wideout, was hoping to get his name called by the Cowboys. Unfortunately for him, Dallas decided to wait for its Dez Bryant replacement, and Sutton wasn’t the right type of receiver for Carolina or Atlanta. His best landing spot now looks like Arizona in the second round.
What happened? Instead, teams probably were worried about whether his lack of ideal size and strength might keep him from maximizing his burst and moves toward the quarterback. The Browns need to think about him hard overnight after not taking Chubb in Round 1.