Published April 27, 2012 - 4:44am
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Alabama was thought to have five players selected in the first round, but Courtney Upshaw was left out last night. The Tide linebacker was the only potential first-rounder to be left on the board after the draft’s opening night. He will be one of the first players off the board when the draft resumes today. Alabama had four selected in 2011 and had four selected in 2012. [AL.com]
The BCS is considering a four-team playoff, effective immediately. The officials met yesterday in Hollywood, Florida, and they have ruled out an eight-team or a 16-team playoff already. They are, however, debating about a four-team playoff which would arguably add nothing besides the word ‘playoff’. There are several outstanding questions as to what will happen with schedule of the bowls, etc. [Fox News]
The Cincinnati Bengals love the SEC in the NFL Draft. They have drafted one SEC player in the last 14 drafts. Dating back to last year, AJ Green was the last SEC-Bengal. Other players who have been drafted by the Bengals were OT Andre Smith, DB Johnathan Joseph, DE David Pollack and LB Takeo Spikes. That’s some sick NFL talent. And they did it again by picking Dre Kirkpatrick from Alabama. [AL.com]
Arkansas QB Tyler Wilson is a golfer, too. Wilson loves golf because he has to “focus on every shot much like football on every play”. Wilson had a nasty spring, completing 77 percent of his passes, and he’s getting better at his game. Watch out, SEC, because Wilson is coming for you in 2012. [Arkansas Sports 360]
The Georgia secondary remains the biggest question mark exiting spring. Entering spring, it was the biggest question mark, and it is exiting spring, too. There are holes all over the place with Sanders Commings, Bacarri Rambo and Brandon Smith all suspended for the opening two games or longer. Sure, they moved WR Malcolm Mitchell to DB, and Mitchell is very gifted, but this is still a very vacant secondary. [AJC]