So far, the Detroit Lions have drafted a center, a running back and a safety. They also gave up their fourth-round pick to move up in the second round to secure that running back, Auburn’s Kerryon Johnson.
The Packers needed secondary help — they always need secondary help — coming into this draft. Green Bay allowed a 102 QB rating last season, and the image of their cornerbacks getting torched in the 2016 NFC championship game against Atlanta isn’t that far removed from memory. There were staffing changes around coach Mike McCarthy this offseason, but the draft plan didn’t change.
Gutekunst doubled down and grabbed Iowa’s Josh Jackson, an All-American cornerback who had first-round projections. Jackson Alexander is a solid pick. Jackson is a value pick. Their styles complement each other.
The latter had eight interceptions for the Hawkeyes. These cornerbacks played well in big games. It’s a clear message to the rest of the defensive backs on the roster — which includes 2017 second-round picks Kevin King and Josh King — that the problem needs fixing. New defensive coordinator Mike Pettine is bringing in a new scheme, and Green Bay didn’t make a bold move in free agency at the position, other than bringing back veteran cornerback Tramon Williams. Morgan Burnett is gone, too. Winners and losers of Round 1 That’s good news in April, but the Packers have been down this road enough times.
Torres’ blast, the second of his career, came off reliever Dan Otero and it marked the Yankees’ second walk-off win in three days. On Friday, Miguel Andujar, another rookie, cracked a walk-off single.
On April 26, Gary Sanchez launched a walk-off home run vs. the Minnesota Twins at home.
The comeback for the Yankees started ferociously Sunday.
Neil Walker’s double brought home Aaron Hicks, who had doubled to start the ninth inning, tying the score, 4-4, following the Yankees’ three-run eighth inning.
With Walker on second, Miguel Andujar, needing to hit the ball to the right side to advance the runner, grounded out to third for the inning’s first out. When Giancarlo Stanton pinch-hit for designated hitter Tyler Austin, Cleveland intentionally walked him to set up a force.