Mannion and Allen are your average No. 2s and No. 3s with limited upside.
The Broncos made a big upgrade from Siemian to Keenum, and in doing so, they took a QB battle out of the equation. Years ago, Keenum was signed as an undrafted free agent thanks to his West Coast offense potential when Gary Kubiak was in Houston. Lynch might develop better without the burden of pressure to start. Kelly is someone to watch in his second camp.
Going through the draft process to obtain vital feedback before returning for another season would make sense. We’ll leave Nevada in the top 10, assuming the members of the trio make the decision to play college basketball in 2018-19. Since they’re all transfers with four years of collegiate experience, however, their departure is a real threat.
Tom Izzo’s program has endured turnover as well as any in the country during his tenure. Even when the personnel changes, the Spartans maintain the same approach, crashing the offensive glass and dominating the paint.
If sophomore Nick Ward returns, the Spartans will again possess one of the most significant big men in the Big Ten and a guard in Cassius Winston (12.6 PPG, 49.7 percent from beyond the arc) to lead the squad.
You can’t replace Jaren Jackson Jr. and Miles Bridges. They’re unique talents. Marcus Bingham, a 6-9, ESPN 100 big man, would complement Ward, Xavier Tillman and Kenny Goins to form a strong frontcourt and back a Big Ten contender.
While it’s a stretch to assume that third-round picks will start immediately, Atlanta first drafted Deadrin Senat of South Florida on Day 2 to attempt to solve its problem. If nothing else, it had a body it could play at the position. Post-draft, the team signed Terrell McClain, who is now on his third team in three years.
Come September, it would be an upset if those two were not the top nose tackles on the team’s depth chart. McClain, who was released by Washington just one year into a four-year contract, may even be the team’s starter.