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10-4, 1st in Pac 12 - South
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26dKyle Bonagura

Post-spring 2017 Pac-12 power rankings

Now that every school is finished with spring practice, here's an updated look at how the Pac-12 power rankings will look in 2017.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is the Dallas Cowboys 2017 draft class: 1. Taco Charlton, DE, Michigan; 2. Chidobe Awuzie, DB, Colorado; 3. Jourdan Lewis, CB, Michigan; 4. Ryan Switzer, WR, North Carolina; 6. Xavier Woods, S, Louisiana Tech; 6. Marquez White, CB, Florida State; 7. Joey Ivie, DT, Florida; 7. Noah Brown, WR, Ohio State; 7. Jordan Carrell, DT, Colorado.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys final pick fell in line with what they had done with most of their first eight picks: a big-school defensive player. Colorado defensive linemen Jordan Carrell was the 248th selection, giving the Cowboys seven defensive players out of nine picks. He started 25 of his 26 games at Colorado and finished with 51 tackles and 5.5 sacks last season in earning honorable mention All-Pac 12 honors.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's the 49ers total haul from the 2017 NFL draft: 1A. Solomon Thomas, DL, Stanford; 1B. Reuben Foster, LB, Alabama; 3A. Ahkello Witherspoon, CB, Colorado; 3B. C.J. Beathard, QB, Iowa; 4. Joe Williams, RB, Utah; 5A. George Kittle, TE, Iowa; 5B. Trent Taylor, WR, Louisiana Tech; 6A. D.J. Jones, DT, Mississippi; 6B. Pita Taumoepenu, DE, Utah; 7. Adrian Colbert, DB, Miami. The Niners also traded for Denver Broncos RB Kapri Bibbs.

Tedric Thompson draft highlights (0:52)

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

With the 111th pick (fourth round), the Seahawks selected Colorado safety Tedric Thompson. Thompson (6 feet, 204 pounds) led all college football players with 23 passes defended last year. He broke up 16 passes (fourth) and had seven interceptions (third). The Seahawks drafted safety Delano Hill yesterday and are adding quality depth behind Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

As for newly added CB Ahkello Witherspoon, the 49ers are getting a big, physical corner who can play on the outside. Witherspoon is something of a raw prospect who is just scratching the surface of his potential but he flashed plenty of promise at Colorado. Witherspoon led the nation in pass breakups in 2016.


49ers add more D with Ahkello Witherspoon

San Francisco drafted its third straight defender, the tall, athletic Colorado CB, who led the nation with 22 pass breakups in 2016.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

With their first pick in the third round, No. 66 overall, the 49ers take Colorado CB Akhello Weatherspoon.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Beyond the QB's, plenty of options for the Niners here as well, though the safety market dried up a bit in the second round. Cornerbacks like Akhello Weatherspoon and Desmond King are still on the board. Other players to watch: Toledo RB Kareem Hunt, Eastern Washington WR Cooper Kupp, Clemson TE Jordan Leggett and Iowa TE George Kittle. Kansas State pass rusher Jordan Willis also still on the board.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys continued to address their defense, following up the selection of defensive end Taco Charlton in the first round with Colorado cornerback Chidobe Awuzie. A four-year starter, he had three interceptions, 27 pass deflections, three forced fumbles, eight sacks and 19 tackles for loss in his last two years. With the losses of Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne in free agency, the Cowboys have a ready-made corner with some position flexibility.


Cowboys land CB Chidobe Awuzie

Needing reinforcements in the secondary, Dallas got it in the second round with the Colorado cornerback, whom Mel Kiper Jr. thinks has the much-needed skill set to defend against bubble screens and short passes.

Ahkello Witherspoon draft highlights (0:46)
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52dDavid Lombardi

Pac-12 offensive triplets: No. 6 Colorado

With consistent play from quarterback Steven Montez, the Buffs will be in position to have one of the Pac-12's best offensive trios.

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60dKC Joyner

Sorry, Colorado fans, the Buffs aren't CFP-bound

Last season was an incredible turnaround for Colorado. But coach Mike MacIntyre has his work cut out for him to keep the Buffaloes near the top of the Pac-12. And the CFP? Not happening in 2017.

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67dDavid Lombardi

Former Colorado mascot Ralphie IV dies

Ralphie IV, the Colorado live buffalo mascot who roamed the sidelines from 1998-2008, died Sunday at the age of 19 due to liver failure, the school announced.

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71dDavid Lombardi

Race for the South: Colorado

After a stunning 2016, the number of holes Colorado has to fill makes another Pac-12 South title a tall task, but don't expect a return to the cellar.

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