Hello Rob Wegman here and it’s time for the WRAF Sports Update.
Months of anticipation and speculation finally came to a head over the weekend with the completion of the 2008 NFL Draft. I’ll spare you any attempt at a pun, but Jake Long and Chris Long went 1 and 2 overall, followed by the Falcons’ selection of Matt Ryan. The Raiders then took Darren McFadden and Kansas City rounded out the top 5 by picking Glenn Dorsey. The general consensuses is that the Chiefs, who also traded up to take Branden Albert in the first round, had the best draft and are well on their way to rebounding from last year’s 4-12 record.
And in the college ranks, last year’s starting quarterback for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will not be returning for the 2008 season. Taylor Bennett, who had a rough 2007 campaign and is not suited for new coach Paul Johnson’s spread offense, told him that he is transferring to Louisiana Tech, where he will be eligible for this upcoming season. Ordinarily, he would not be eligible to play right away but the NCAA ruled that because Louisiana Tech has a graduate-school major that Georgia Tech doesn’t, Bennett’s transfer was valid based on academic grounds.
That’s your afternoon sports update sponsored by Toccoa Falls College. Orlando Magic forward Hedo Turkoglu was named the NBA’s most improved player today after averaging career highs in points, rebounds, and assists. The Magic can be the first team to officially advance to Round 2 of the playoffs if they can beat Toronto this evening.
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