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2017 NFL Draft Order: Full List Of Dallas Cowboys Draft Picks. With the announcement of the 2017 compensatory picks announced, the draft order for the 2017 NFL Draft has now ben finalized. Here are the Cowboys' seven The NFL announced the compensatory picks for the 2017 NFL Draft on Friday afternoon, and with the announcement, the official draft order for the 2017 NFL draft has been finalized. In addition to confirming the number of picks that each team will have, the NFL announcement also locks in the draft slots and overall pick numbers for each team’s selections. The Cowboys will have seven picks in the 2017 draft. Here's an overview of all those seven picks (order via NFL Communications website) 1st round: 28th overall 2nd round: 60th overall 3rd round: 92nd overall 4th round: 133rd overall 6th round: 211th overall 7th round: 228th overall (from Buffalo) 7th round: 246th overall For the first time, teams can trade compensatory picks this year, which might result in a slight increase in trade activity. The Cowboys didn't get any comp picks this year, though we expect them to get up to four in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Gallo having fun patrolling left field for Rangers. Joey Gallo’s play in left field Saturday caught the eye of manager Jeff Banister, who said that the Texas Rangers slugger looked more than capable in the outfield. Gallo, a third baseman who has dabbled in left field and at first base, ran to his right to catch a flyball in the second inning and also made a nice play cutting off ball into the left-center gap and holding the batter to only a single. Gallo, who is trying to win a roster spot, said that playing the outfield allows him more room to roam and to use his athletic ability than at the hot corner. “It’s pretty nice not having to worry about a ball getting hit down your throat every other at-bat,” Gallo said. I’m tall and big, and I get to use my range a little bit. Joey Gallo Gallo was penciled in at third base Sunday, so he didn’t do any outfield work in the early workout. He said that he does outfield drills every other day and on days he knows he’s playing in left field. The competition for the spot in left includes, among others, Jurickson Profar and Delino DeShields, who has four walks in six plate appearances between the intrasquad game and Cactus League opener. Ryan Rua and Travis Snider will also get looks in left field, which is expected to be available when Shin-Soo Choo is at designated hitter and Nomar Mazara is in right field.
This performance impressed Thunder brass enough to invite Christon to the following year’s Orlando Summer League. And in the absence of Cameron Payne, OKC’s much-hyped #14 pick from the 2015 NBA Draft, the unheralded Christon performed well. Cameron Payne, Mitch McGary, and Josh Huestis were the headliners for that summer league roster, yet it was Christon who turned heads in the Thunder’s first two outings: The 55th overall draft pick out of Xavier in 2014 followed up a 14-point, 10 assist effort against Charlotte in Saturday’s opener with a 12-point, nine-assist performance in the Thunder’s 73-65 win over The Orlando Magic’s Blue team on Monday. Payton finished with just four points and four assists while turning the ball over four times. “He did a great job on Payton to stop him and helped us stop them as a team.” Christon, as he did in Saturday’s opener, excelled running the pick and roll. Though perhaps more importantly, Christon topped Payne in assists, steals, and shooting percentage. That solid performance finally earned Semaj an invite to training camp. For lack of a better way to put it, Semaj was playing point guard, while Payne was trying to be another Russell Westbrook. After Thursday’s trade with the Bulls, a trade unanimously viewed in varying degrees as a win for Presti and the Thunder, NewsOK’s Berry Tramel made this comment comparing the young lottery picks involved, Payne and McDermott: The Thunder traded Payne, the 14th pick in the 2015 draft, for McDermott, the 11th pick in the 2014 draft. And now both of those first-round picks in the NBA draft are gone.
10 15 0 Game One: Pitching In game one against Northern Illinois, Oklahoma tallied a season-high 16 hits and scored double digit runs for the third time in four games. Senior center fielder Ben Hollas (Longview, Texas) led off with a double to right-center and junior second baseman Kyle Mendenhall (Carlsbad, Calif.) laid down a bunt-single to put runners on the corners. Oklahoma got the first run in on a wild pitch before senior third baseman Jack Flansburg (Orange, Calif.) drove in the second run of the inning. The Sooners added two more runs in the third on three hits beginning with an infield-single to short by sophomore left fielder Steele Walker (Prosper, Texas) to lead off the inning and push his hit-streak to 10 games. Sophomore shortstop Cade Harris (Leona, Texas) drove in the second run on a line drive, sacrifice-fly to right to make it a 4-0 OU lead. In 4.2 innings of work, Tyler struck out a career-high seven and allowed the two runs on four hits and three walks. Wiles (1-0) earned the win in 2.1-scoreless innings pitched. For Northern Illinois, right-hander Joe Hawks (0-1) lasted just three innings and was charged with four runs against him on seven hits and two walks with five strikeouts, three of which came in the first inning despite allowing two runs. 16 19 0 The second game started with Oklahoma pushing across a run in each of the first two inning.
16 Oklahoma (21-7, 12-4 Big 12) is looking to gain momentum going into the postseason, and the return of senior Maddie Manning could be the spark they are looking for. After upsetting No. Manning was averaging 12.9 points per game before her injury, and playing some of the best basketball of her career. Senior Peyton Little believes the return of Manning is not only important on the court, but off the court as well. “I think I play a huge role, in terms of leadership and production on the court,” Manning said. “I know we’re a lot better team when I’m scoring and I’m producing for us, and then when I set the tone in leadership.” Now with Manning back in the lineup, the Sooners will try to finish their regular season strong with games against TCU (12-15, 4-12 Big 12) and No. 4 Baylor (26-2, 15-1 Big 12). Oklahoma has already locked up the three seed for the Big 12 tournament and was recently projected to be a four seed in the NCAA tournament. “It’s about are we getting better, are we better today than we were yesterday, and we didn’t play well at Kansas State, so we’ve got plenty to focus on to make sure we get back on track.” Even though outside focus is on the Baylor game, Little thinks the TCU game is their biggest game of the season thus far. “We say every game is the biggest game, but this is the biggest game of our season.
Oklahoma softball: Sooners sweep Houston Classic with 2-1 win against Houston. Oklahoma (6-2) won its final game in the Houston Classic 2-1 against the Houston Cougars. Houston got its first run in the third inning, but the Sooners matched with one in the fourth and held strong through the rest of the game. The OU defense stopped the Cougars from getting more than four hits through eight innings. Caleigh Clifton provided the clutch play to give Nicole Pendley the opportunity to score and the lead Oklahoma needed to close out the game. It was the Sooners’ second extra play game against Houston, the first coming earlier in the afternoon. Left-handed pitcher Paige Lowary got her second start of the season before being replaced by Mariah Lopez in the sixth inning. Lowary and Houston pitcher Trystan Melancon had one error each. Oklahoma travels to Palm Springs, California next week where it will play at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic. First pitch is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 23 against Louisville at 2:30 p.m.
Dallas Cowboys: 3 Affordable Free Agent Receivers. Since the Dallas Cowboys are in the market for a new starting receiver, here are three affordable veteran free agents that could do the job. The Dallas Cowboys starting receiver, Terrance Williams, is set to hit free agency this March. And $8M per season is far too much for the Dallas Cowboys to justify for their No. 2 receiver. And that’s why we’re bargain hunting today! Plenty of flashy names are hitting the free agent market this March. The only problem is their price. “Affordable” is the operative word in this, and while we will be doing a little bit of calculated guessing as to these players’ value, all three are expected to come in under the $8M annual price tag Williams is expected to get. We start with someone “quick”…
Thunder: What Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott mean for OKC. The Thunder has acquired forwards Doug McDermott and Taj Gibson and a 2018 second-round pick from the Chicago Bulls, as first reported by Yahoo Sports’ Shams Charania. Here’s what to know: What do Gibson and McDermott bring? Gibson, 30, is averaging 11.6 points and 7.0 rebounds in 27 minutes per game this season. He’s made just 2-of-12 3-point attempts this season and just 30.7 percent of shots from beyond 10 feet this season. Gibson’s salary eats up the cap space that Morrow, Lauvergne and Payne occupied and some. McDermott’s salary fit into the trade exception and leaves the Thunder around $4.9 million it can use on draft night June 22 if it wants to strike a deal, or the team can hold onto the remaining trade exception money until it expires Nov. 1. Since the Thunder has an open roster spot, it can also still sign a free agent or waived player with its mid-level exception. A three-for-two deal leaves the Thunder with 14 players and an open roster spot, possibly for another point guard to replace Payne … or Kendrick Perkins? “It ain’t like I got that many options that I can just pick and choose, but I feel like this would be a good place.” When Perk visited OKC, someone joked about him going into "his" locker room.