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Nwosu looks to improve draft stock in Senior Bowl

Nwosu looks to improve draft stock in Senior Bowl

first_imgThis week, former USC outside linebacker Uchenna Nwosu began preparation for the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., in an annual showcase of college football talent. He currently projects to be a late-first to second-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. In his senior season, Uchenna Nwosu recorded a career-high 9.5 sacks. He is projected to be a first-or second-round pick. Daily Trojan file photo.The 6-foot-2, 240-pound edge rusher finished with 75 tackles, 9.5 sacks and 13 pass deflections in 2017. For his efforts, he earned first-team All Pac-12 honors. On his career, the Carson, Calif. native recorded 169 tackles with 20.5 tackles for loss. He capped off his career with a twosack, four-tackle performance against Ohio State the Cotton Bowl. Nwosu has the opportunity to improve upon his draft stock with an eye-opening performance in the Senior Bowl. He will play against the likes of 2017 Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Baker Mayfield, and former Washington State quarterback Luke Falk (whom he intercepted this year). USA Today’s “Draft Wire,” calls Nwosu an, “undersized but explosive and productive edge player,” who has made, “huge strides over the past two seasons, turning himself into one of the most intriguing defensive prospects in this draft.” NFLDraftScout.com ranks Nwosu as the fourth-best outside linebacker in the 2018 draft class. Nwosu is the lone player to represent USC in the Senior Bowl this year. Previous Trojans who were featured in the game include Clay Matthews, Carson Palmer and Lynn Swann. He will be a participant on the “South Team,” which is set to be coached by the Houston Texans staff. The “North Team,” will be coached by the Denver Broncos’ staff.This year’s Senior Bowl takes place Saturday at 11:30 a.m. The game will be broadcast on NFL Network with ongoing practice coverage throughout the week on ESPNU.last_img read more

Cricket: Ghana leave it late, pay heavy price

Cricket: Ghana leave it late, pay heavy price

first_imgThe Ghana-Nigeria rivalry was rekindled on Saturday in day two of the ongoing Africa Cricket Association Northwest African Women’s tournament. Several missed chances to bury the game early saw the host nation losing by 3 runs to Nigeria. Ghana won the toss and chose to field first. Nigeria took up every opportunity that was thrown at them by their opponents, and by the 20th over, scored 128 runs for 6 wickets. The Nigerians came in full force when it was their turn to field.They had fielders at every nook and cranny around the boundaries to ensure the Ghanaian batters were kept at bay.Tried as they could, Ghana could not match up to the required 6.25 per over needed to boost their winning chances. In the end, they scored 124 runs for 6 wickets in 20 overs, thus leaving Nigeria to win the second game by 3 runs. In the second game of the day, Sierra Leone made it 2 wins out of two matches. They played against a weaker Gambian side that scored 54 runs for 10 in 19.3 overs. The Sierra Leoneans needed only 8.3 overs to score 55 runs for 3, therefore winning by 7 wickets. The final games will be played at the Achimota Cricket Ovals A and B on Sunday, January 21. Ghana must beat Sierra Leone and hope that the Gambia also beat Nigeria to stand any chances of making it a host and win affair.last_img read more