NFL Draft 2018: Saints to honor late owner Tom Benson with empty seat

The Saints lost long-time owner Tom Benson in March, and have decided to honor him during this week’s NFL Draft.

“Who do you like in … the best corners, who are the best corners in the draft, huh?” Donovan asked.

Schefter seemed a little taken aback but he handled it well.

“Minkah Fitzpatrick (Alabama)!” the flustered Schefter said. “Isaiah Oliver (Colorado), we’ve got a bunch of corners.”

Joey Votto and Gennett hit their first homers — back-to-back solo shots in the fifth off Brandon McCarthy — as the Reds’ sluggish offense showed signs of coming around. The Reds came into the series with only 11 homers, by far the fewest in the majors. They have four in the first two games.

Votto’s teammates ignored him in the dugout after he circled the bases for the first time, a razzing for taking so long to homer. When Gennett followed with his first homer, Votto was on the top step of the dugout to congratulate him.

Michel split time in a backfield with Nick Chubb at Georgia in college, amassing 3,613 yards and 33 touchdowns in four seasons. However, he is far from a tandem back. The only reason the Bulldogs used both backs rather than feature one was because each man was incredibly dynamic.

Also, remember Michel was the No. 2 overall running back on ESPN’s Top 300 in 2014 behind only Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette.

Chubb is likely to be taken in the first three rounds of the draft himself after rushing for 4,769 yards and 44 touchdowns.

While this is interesting news in relation to Chubb, who was the man who got more carries and yards in his time at Georgia, it’s more relevant to LSU running back Derrius Guice and USC back Ronald Jones Jr.

Umpire C.B. Bucknor was scheduled to work the plate, but was ill. Brian O’Nora took his turn behind the plate, and Chris Segal replaced him on the crew, working second base. Bucknor is expected back on Wednesday.dolphins_039

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