The NFL draft is the height of manufactured human drama, and because of that, something that could probably take two hours without commercial breaks and television filler takes around four. But it's very engrossing. That's why we write the Coffee Companion, where Monday through Friday, we recap the biggest sports headlines of the day.
- The NFL Draft had its fair share of drama—quarterback Blake Bortles at No. 3 to Jacksonville, Johnny Manziel’s slide, and the Vikings trade up to ensure they got Teddy Bridgewater. But perhaps most surprising was the Ravens, with several players they reportedly liked still on the board, making their pick at No. 17. Linebacker C.J. Mosley could man the middle of the Ravens defense for years to come, and the team used its typical method of taking the best player available to get him.
- Mike Preston said Mosley is a good fit for the Ravens, though they missed out on offensive line help in the first round.
- Three picks before the Ravens, Mount St. Joseph grad Kyle Fuller went at No. 14 to the Chicago Bears
- The second and third rounds of the draft are tonight, beginning at 7 p.m.
- A two-run Steve Pearce home run and a solid outing from Ubaldo Jimenez gave the Orioles a 3-1 win and a series sweep over the Rays. In good news, Matt Wieters returned to the lineup as the designated hitter, and took reps at first base before the game. It’s clear that the team is going to try to get him into the lineup however possible.
- In better news, Chris Davis could go on a quick rehab assignment this weekend ahead of his return from an oblique injury. My friends in Frederick and Bowie are waiting with bated breath as to where that will be.
- The Heat and Spurs took care of business at home and head on the road to Brooklyn and Portland, respectively, with 2-0 series leads in the NBA playoffs.
- The Bruins called up 23-year-old Matt Fraser on Wednesday and he scored the overtime winner to give Boston a 1-0 win and level their series with Montreal Thursday, while a 3-2 Ducks win cut the Kings’ series lead to 2-1.