With 53 draft picks, SEC leads nation for 11th straight year (Yahoo Sports)
For the 11th straight year, the SEC led all conferences in number of NFL draft picks. The league had 23 players taken during the final four rounds Saturday to increase its three-day total to 53, 11 more than the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Big 12 had only 14 players drafted, the fewest since the conference formed from the merger of the Southwest Conference and Big Eight in 1996.
Receiver Jalen Robinette undrafted after Air Force ruling (Yahoo Sports)
Wide receiver Jalen Robinette, who led the nation at 27.4 yards per catch, went undrafted after the Air Force told him just this week that he'd have to serve two years in the military before being allowed to play in the NFL. Robinette, who is set to graduate from the Academy in less than a month, had prepared for the draft believing he'd be allowed to play in the NFL right away because of a U.S. Department of Defense ruling last summer . Robinette was informed Thursday night as the first round was underway that Air Force leaders had informed the academy that cadets would still be required to serve at least two years on active duty before being allowed to apply for the Ready Reserve, which would allow them to play professional sports.
Herbert and Carrington shine in Oregon's Spring Game (Yahoo Sports)
Justin Herbert threw for 327 yards and found Darren Carrington for three touchdowns in Oregon's first Spring Game under new coach Willie Taggart on Saturday. The vibe around the annual event was totally different than in past years: Instead of building on previous successes, the Ducks are - almost - starting fresh. There are a few familiar faces, notably Carrington and running back Royce Freeman, but it is clear the Ducks are now Taggart's team.
Arkansas star running back leaves practice in ambulance (Yahoo Sports)
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- A year and a half after he broke his neck in a game, Arkansas running back Rawleigh Williams suffered another injury scare when he was taken away in an ambulance from a Razorbacks practice on Saturday.