UF record-setters Johnny Townsend, Eddy Piñeiro poised to make NFL draft history

UF record-setters Johnny Townsend, Eddy Piñeiro poised to make NFL draft history More Punter Johnny Townsend and placekicker Eddy Piñeiro spent the past two seasons setting records at UF. The dynamic duo now looks to make history for the Gators this coming weekend. Never has a punter and kicker from the same school been selected during the same NFL draft since the league reduced the number of rounds to seven in 1994. The odds are against the two specialists, since NFL teams often use draft picks on position players.

Seems CBS’ Spero Dedes received a copy of the plan: How to succeed as a modern TV play-by-play man. He hollered at anything and everything throughout Michigan-Houston.

Wonder how many “senior graduate transfers,” as identified during NCAA Tournament telecasts, return to their latest colleges to continue their pursuit of their master’s degree? Or are they just one-season rentals?

Ready to wince? Reader Alan Streisfeld: “When Aaron Boone emailed his pitchers, did he remember to cc Sabathia?” Warned ya.

No college has produced more than five first overall picks in the NFL draft. But if the Browns take Sam Darnold first overall on Thursday night, he’ll be the sixth No. 1 pick from USC.

Southern Cal is one of three schools to have five first overall draft picks. The others, Auburn and Notre Dame, don’t have any players with a chance to go first overall this year. But Darnold remains under consideration for the Browns.

Circumstances can change quickly in the NFL. Just ask the Jacksonville Jaguars . A year ago, the Jaguars sat at No. 4 in the draft order after a three-win season. This year, they’re scheduled to pick 29th after a 10-win season that ended in the AFC Championship Game, where they got Tom Brady’d.  That’s what happens when you’re able to spend freely in free agency ( Calais Campbell , A.J. Bouye, Malik Jackson , and so on) and hit on some notable draft picks ( Jalen Ramsey , Myles Jack , Telvin Smith , and so on).seahawks_194

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