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The Shotgun/Throwdown (5/8/18): Will Grier Projected as #2 Overall Pick in Recent 2019 NFL Mock Draft

Will Grier was recently projected to be the second overall pick in the next NFL Draft. See where the Mountaineer quarterback is projected to land as a pro.

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Football:

West Virginia QB Will Grier goes No. 2 overall in CBS Sports mock draft
West Virginia quarterback Will Grier is already getting hype as a possible top-five pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. CBS Sports' Will Brinson projected Grier to go No. 2 overall to the New York Giants in his first mock draft for 2019. That's the highest projection yet for Grier, who is being considered as one of the top quarterbacks in college football.

Baseball:

Gray Named Big 12 Player of the Week - West Virginia Athletics

West Virginia second baseman Kyle Gray was named the Big 12 Player of the Week. Gray was also recognized as one of the National Players of the Week by Collegiate Baseball, as well as the WVU Student-Athlete of the Week.

WVU Athletics:

Rowing Selects Award Winners - West Virginia Athletics

Members of the West Virginia rowing team were honored with multiple awards at the team’s annual banquet this past weekend.

Around the Big 12

Big 12 football: Predicting how each team will do against 2018 odds
Big 12 odds are officially on the table, as BetDSI became the first sports book to release their over/under.

Three Big 12 signees invited to USA U18 National Team training camp
USA Basketball released its list of invitees to its U18 National Team training camp on Monday, and the Big 12 is well represented. Three Big 12 signees, including Kansas’ Quentin Grimes, Texas’ Kamaka Hepa, and Iowa State’s Talen, will compete for roster spots.

4-star 2019 F Jalen Wilson has Kansas, Oklahoma State, Baylor in top 6
4-star forward Jalen Wilson is regarded as one of the top prospects of the Class of 2019, and three Big 12 schools made the cut for the native of Denton, Texas. Wilson listed Baylor, Kansas, and Oklahoma State among his top schools.

Around the NCAA

College football: Ranking 2018 Group of 5 contenders - SBNation.com
Could we see another undefeated team crowning themselves national champions this football season?

Lane Kiffin Florida Atlantic Owls coaching future
Lane Kiffin is doing so well at Florida Atlantic that even Tennessee fans want him back. Is he on his way back to the big time?

Incarnate Word camo end zones: School installs new turf during stadium renovations - SBNation.com
Incarnate Word installs new camo colored endzones during stadium renovations.

Capitals vs. Penguins score: Evgeny Kuznetsov’s OT winner lifts Caps in Game 6 - SBNation.com
Evgeny Kuznetsov scored one of the biggest goals in Washington franchise history to put the Capitals past the team that had tormented them year after year.

LeBroom: James, Cavs sweep Raptors to make conference finals
LeBron James sends the Raptors into summer vacation for the third straight season as the Cavs completed another series sweep over the East's top team with a 128-93 win in Game 4 on Monday night.


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