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The reigning Heisman Trophy winner has serious competition at his position in the 2018 NFL draft. Where does he rank among underclassmen QBs?
Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer
ACC commissioner John Swofford said he expects the revenue gap between his conference and the Big Ten and SEC to close once the ACC Network launches in 2019. "That's why we're doing the channel," Swofford said. "We fully expect a gap with particularly the Big Ten and SEC here for a couple of years but that's the very reason we've signed to do what we're doing. We fully expect that gap will narrow considerably when we get the channel up and running."
While defenses could be historically strong in the ACC this fall, based on returning talent, the teams that buck that trend should be favorites.
Louisville's Cole Hikutini dropped big time, but as Mel Kiper's sixth-ranked tight end going into the draft, he could be a steal for the 49ers.
Offensive line could be the biggest key to championship hopes at places like Florida State, Louisville and Miami.
There has been only one two-time Heisman winner in history, and Lamar Jackson will have to get better offensive line play to match that feat.
With Dalvin Cook, Wayne Gallman, James Conner and other productive runners moving on, it's a changing of the guard at running back in the ACC.
Lamar Jackson looked comfortable taking snaps from under center during spring practices; this bodes well for the Cards, who hope to integrate more of that into their offense this season.
Exciting young talent at Florida State and toughness in the trenches at NC State make them contenders in a loaded division.
If the Seminoles can find a few reliable receivers, they'll be tough to beat once again.
John Keim ESPN Staff Writer
he Redskins selected Louisville safety Josh Harvey-Clemons with the 230th overall pick in the draft. He left Georgia after two suspensions for smoking marijuana. He's 6-foot-4, 217 pounds so he has the size to be an enforcer in the defensive backfield.
Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer
The Steelers drafting long snapper Colin Holba in the sixth round is curious, but not unprecedented for NFL standards. Last year, the Detroit Lions took long snapper Jimmy Landes in the sixth round. The Steelers have a steady option in veteran Greg Warren but must fee they need an upgrade.
Louisville CB Jaire Alexander is one of the top cover corners and a dangerous return man.
Former Louisville cornerback Shaq Wiggins is transferring to Tennessee after visiting the Vols over the weekend. As a graduate transfer, Wiggins is eligible to play immediately this fall.
Former Louisville QB Kyle Bolin will be eligible to play immediately this fall after deciding on Rutgers as a grad transfer.
David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer
How did Lamar Jackson improve this spring? "We worked hard with him playing under center, throwing the ball downfield, improving on his progression reads," Bobby Petrino said. "I thought he did really good seeing the defenses and linebacker and safety movements."
Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer
Oklahoma corner P.J. Mbanasor has announced over Twitter that he will be transferring to Louisville. Mbanasor was a former ESPN 300 prospect who started two games as a freshman in 2015. Mbanasor, however, had since fallen out of the rotation and took a redshirt last season.
Dalvin Cook is heading to the NFL, but the best running back in the ACC might still be at Florida State.