● The Seahawks may be looking to get a steal of the draft in one of the later rounds, and a familiar name may be on their list of possible candidates.
"There are guys in the second, third and fourth round that we're very excited about," (Seahawks President Tim) Ruskell said.
● Speaking of the upcoming NFL Draft, another name that has come up among rumors has been that of safety Reggie Nelson, the Gators hard-hitting Biletnikoff Finalist from a season ago. Where will he end up? Some sources say the Jaguars are looking strongly at him.
Although selecting Nelson might not directly sell tickets, he likely would energize the fan base because the Jaguars haven't made any dramatic moves in the offseason. That could help because the Jaguars still have 6,500 non-premium and 1,500 club seats left to sell and lost three glamour teams - the Dallas Cowboys, Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots - from last season's home schedule.
I would love to see "The Eraser" stay in the Sunshine State; I'd be able to watch him every week here in Gainesville on CBS if he were to play in Jacksonville. Plus I think he'd be a good fit on that speedy, hard-hitting Jags' defense.
● If you didn't hear about it, five unnamed "football players" were accused of attacking a UF student and attempting to steal a keg at an off-campus party.
The players, identified on the scene as scholarship football athletes by a UF student, were involved in a robbery at a party at Cabana Beach Apartments on Saturday.
The players have not been named by police, and UF coach Urban Meyer has yet to confirm that they are football players, the report states.
Anyways, today the charges were dropped.
What a strange turn of events. If this story was indeed true, we should definitely be hearing names -- so we can kick these alleged thugs off the team. Who knows what got swept under the rug and what didn't.
● Corey Brewer, Taurean Green, Al Horford and Joakim Noah -- the 04's -- will be making their first autograph appearance as a group this Saturday in Jacksonville.
Autograph tickets may be purchased in advance by calling (904) 464-0052, online at Palm Beach Autographs (www.PalmBeachAutographs.com), at its new location across from Football Fanatics.
I'm sure there will be a packed house full of Gator basketball fans for this. With what's speculated to be three of the four getting picked in the first-round of next season's NBA Draft, this would be a great group to get a signature from before they split off to seperate teams.