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The Morning Stake | 2020.07.22

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Would you like a mock draft roundup? I bet you would very much. Remember when Fox Sports pivoted to digital? Well, they’ve pivoted back to things that are written with words and Fox Sports Jason McIntyre has his mock draft and thinks taht Jahmi’us Ramsey goes 22nd to Philadelphia. NBC Sports’ Rob Dauster also predicts that Ramsey goes to the 76ers and here’s Dauster on Ramsey:

But he’s a bouncy athlete that can play in transition, shoots the cover off of the ball and should be able to attack closeouts. The two major question marks are on the defensive end of the floor and shooting off of the dribble, but those are things that can be improved with time. He’s not the player that I thought he would be, but he’s still good enough that using a top 25 pick on him makes sense.

CBS Sports’ Kyle Boone has Ramsey going with the last pick of the 1st round to the Boston Celtics.

Texas Football’s Shehan Jeyarajah continues his countdown of the top 50 college football players in Texas and linebacker Riko Jeffers makes the list at #36:

The linebacker tradition at Texas Tech has quietly become quite impressive, with Dakota Allen and now Jordyn Brooks heading to the NFL. Jeffers now has to step into the role in Keith Patterson’s defense; is he ready for that spotlight?

To be clear, Jeffers won’t play Brooks’ old spot, that’s going to go to Krishon Merriweather.

SI’s Ross Dellenger writes about the significant challenge to test and quarantine players:

The Power 5’s in-season virus plan, along with the NCAA’s own in-season guidelines it released last week, is drawing concerns from both college athletic leaders and physicians alike. At issue is that mandatory 14-day quarantine as part of the contact tracing section of the plan. Some around college football believe the quarantine time to be so long and the definition of a “high-risk” contact to be so cautious that completing a season may be virtually impossible.

“Are you telling me a contact is you and I lining up against each other and you block or tackle me and two days later I come down with the virus and you’re out?” asks a college athletic director. “Then you’re not going to finish a season.”

You’ll note in the basketball photos that Joel Ntambwe is not in any of the photos and that’s to be expected. I suppose that this time is not mandatory, but I’m not sure. My guess is that Ntambwe may not come back. I’m at least not getting my hopes up.

Here are some tweets.

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