Wellington Fire/EMS incident report: Nov. 25 – Dec. 1, 2013

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Wellington Fire/EMS incident report Nov. 25 – Dec. 1, 2013:11/25             9:42 AM        Transfer to Wichita11/25             12:34 PM      Medical Emergency                       1800 block North A11/25             4:23 PM        Transfer to Wichita11/25             7:36 PM        Medical Emergency                       500 block N. Plum11/26             6:22 AM        Medical Emergency                       1200 block North A11/26             11:32 AM      Transfer to Wichita11/26             12:49 PM      Transfer to Wichita11/26             3:07 PM        Medical Emergency                       500 block N. Gardner11/26             5:00 PM        Transfer to Wichita11/26             9:12 PM        Medical Emergency                       500 block East 4th11/27             9:29 AM        Grass Fire                                          16th & H11/27             12:12 PM      Natural Gas Leak                            600 block N. Poplar11/27             1:45 PM        Medical Emergency                       500 block North C11/28             12:23 AM      Transfer to Wichita11/28             1:58 PM        Medical Emergency                       100 block N. Jefferson11/28             3:20 PM        Grass Fire                                          8th & Crestview11/28             9:47 PM        Medical Emergency                       700 block E. Lincoln11/29             6:24 AM        Medical Emergency                       300 block North C11/29             3:05 PM        Grass Fire                                          300 block E. 10th Ave.11/30             9:10 AM        Smoke in a building                        Kansas Turnpike11/30             12:14 PM      Investigate Burning                       2100 block North H11/30             12:29 PM      Investigate Electrical                     Kansas Turnpike11/30             1:16 PM        Grass Fire                                          700 block S. Oliver11/30             4:50 PM        Medical Trauma                             2000 block E. 16th12/1               3:07 AM        Medical Emergency                       200 block E. South12/1               8:26 AM        Medical Trauma                             800 block N. Woodlawn12/1               6:37 PM        Medical Emergency                       600 block E. Hillsidelast_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Friday, Oct. 17 – Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

first_imgWellington Police notes for Friday, Oct. 17 to Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014: Friday, October 17, 2014•7:53 a.m. Officers investigated driving while license is suspended in the 1200 block N. C, Wellington.•7:55 a.m. Seth P. Frazee, 21, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for driving while license is suspended.•8:42 a.m. Officers investigated illegal registration in the 800 block N. B, Wellington.•8:42 a.m. Kyle N. Firebaugh, 20, Winfield, was issued a notice to appear for illegal registration.•10 a.m. Officers assisted an outside agency in the 700 block S. Morris Rd, Milan, Wellington.•11:15 a.m. Dustin A. Johnson, 32, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for dog at large and no Wellington registration.•11:42 a.m. Officers took a report of lost property of a license plate in Wellington.•12:23 p.m. Jason L. Brown, 29, Baytown, Texas was issued a notice to appear for speeding 62 mph in a 40 mph zone. •12:30 p.m. Officers investigated two counts dog at large and two counts of no Wellington registration in the 1100 block. S. Jefferson, Wellington. Sunday, October 19, 2014•8:14 a.m. Non-Injury accident in the 1600 block W. Lynn Burris Dr., Wellington involving a vehicle owned by Roselinde Theobald-Harris, Wellington.•2:55 p.m. Officers took a report of an abandoned vehicle by a known owner in the 100 block W. 4th, Wellington.•4 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1600 block W. 16th, Wellington. Saturday, October 18, 2014•7:34 a.m. Dylan L. Hornecker, 28, Wellington was arrested and confined on a city of Wellington bench warrant for failure to appear.•8:12 a.m. Elizabeth J. Newland, 49, Hiawatha, was issued a notice to appear for disobeyed stop sign.•10:32 a.m. Officers took a report of children in need of care in the 600 block N. Washington, Wellington.•11:45 a.m. Curtis W. Callaway, 29, Wellington was arrested a and confined on a Sumner County Warrant for burglary and theft.•10:48 a.m. Season J. Amos, 34, Wichita, was arrested, charged and confined with obstruction of law enforcement officer.•6:57 p.m. Officers investigated a domestic battery of a known suspect(s) in the 1200 block N. C, Wellington.•7:30 p.m. Officers investigated criminal threat by a known suspect in the 1200 block N. C, Wellington.•9:35 p.m. Tyanna M. Hughes, 18, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for defective headlight.last_img read more

Council member Valentine asks for independent audit; rest of council says no

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The depletion of the City of Wellington utility reserve fund has raised more than a few eyebrows (see story here), and councilman Jim Valentine’s motion for an independent audit may have raised a few more.Jim ValentineOn a night for which he was re-elected for another four years, Valentine during the council correspondence portion of Tuesday’s meeting made a formal motion:“I’ve got a lot of questions from people around town about the so called ‘lost money.’ So I’m going to ask for a motion for an outside audit of all expenses from 2011 to 2014 including 2012 and 2013. We need to to put this thing to bed.”The motion would eventually die from a lack of second. But before doing so, it still made for an interesting six-minute discussion.Wellington council member Vince Wetta asked Wellington City Clerk Shane Shields, if there was lost money, or was this a case of money being transferred from one account to the other.Shields said money transferred out of the utility fund was used for operating services as was outlined in the making of the 2014 budget. There was $600,000 transferred from the reserve fund for general operating expenses in one year. But there was no missing money, he said. “Every year the city has an audit contracted through an independent certified public accounting firm,” Shields said of Kenneth Cooper CPA Accounting Firm.“Well, you answered my question,” Wetta said.Shields said in years past, in order to maintain the mill levy at current status, the council was told reserves would have to be used in order to do so with no real explanation. Those funds were used for general operating expenses going to departments like fire and police.“I think there have been unfair innuendos leveled at the council when we made a conscious decision every year to determine whether or not to raise the mill levy,” said John Brand, Wellington Council member.Valentine then asked why Wellington Financial Advisor John Haas said in a work session a couple of weeks ago that $1.5 million was recorded as a loss, and when asked what happened to those funds, he said, ‘I don’t know.’Shields said it is not his job or responsibility of Haas to know where the money went. His job is to determine the city’s debt ratio coverage and the overall financial health of the city. He determined that the utility reserves fund is being diminished, but it is not up to him to know how that money is spent.Council member Jan Korte said she doesn’t believe there are any missing funds. Council member B.J. Tracy reiterated what Shields said that both the general and utility fund were audited annually and that is paid for by the city. There was no need for an independent audit.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (49) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +18 Vote up Vote down credence · 279 weeks ago I think what needs to be done going forward is a better explanation by the city as to how our money is being spent. Back approximately 12 – 15 years ago the “utility reserve” had a balance of over $13 million dollars and I think this is what Councilman Valentine is referring to in his request. If the funds were used to offset tax increases then I feel the citizens of Wellington should be told this is what it was used for so rumors or misunderstandings don’t become accusations. We, as the citizens and taxpayers, have a right to know where and how our money is being spent, whether from a “reserve account” or general outlays.. Report Reply 1 reply · active 279 weeks ago -23 Vote up Vote down Wheat · 279 weeks ago I question If Roy eckert has the experience to deal with this complex utility crisis. The Minutes on the city website seem to confirm eckert has been to 5 housing authority meetings that effects the lives of 100 residents but has been to 0 Health Care authority Meetings that effect the health care of at least 15,000 citizens, Report Reply 1 reply · active 279 weeks ago +13 Vote up Vote down craig · 279 weeks ago Then post the audits where *we* can see where it went and for what. Good job, Mr. Valentine. Keep digging. That is not “chump change” … we’re talking a boatload of cash – our cash. Either stay on budget or show us *above the table” where the errors are and where our cash has gone. Let us decide if it’s ok or not. Failure to 2nd the motion just smells more than a little weird. Report Reply 1 reply · active 279 weeks ago -22 Vote up Vote down Guest · 279 weeks ago I am not impressed with Roy Eckert, where did the city council get this guy? Report Reply 0 replies · active 279 weeks ago +8 Vote up Vote down guest · 279 weeks ago We were supposed to get a refund from Westar. Do we have it yet? Report Reply 0 replies · active 279 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down Guest · 279 weeks ago The people need to know where every penny, the city spends Report Reply 0 replies · active 279 weeks ago +22 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 279 weeks ago Did anyone read my article I wrote a couple of weeks ago on this very subject? Judging from the comments, obviously not. Report Reply 0 replies · active 279 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down craig · 279 weeks ago Tracy, reading media reports does not an explanation make, despite cueball’s best intentions. Obviously, a lot of residents are not feeling okay with this amount of missing money and the lack of detail and transparency. The council’s terse responses and not wanting the books opened in a public – or investigative manner – is pretty su****ious. They brought this on themselves, sir. Report Reply 0 replies · active 279 weeks ago +10 Vote up Vote down casper · 279 weeks ago What is amazing about this is Valentine would have voted for or against any of these projects that would require money being moved. He calls for transparency but it is not like he is a new Comer to the council. Instead of calling for press conferences an audits how about we figure out as a whole what to do and the most economic way to do it. Also why not give the city manager a chance. He has even been here a year. Some of you are a little quick to judge.. Report Reply 0 replies · active 279 weeks ago +20 Vote up Vote down Reasonable Citizen · 279 weeks ago Tracy, they apparently did not read this one either. Your article clearly states that Mr. Shields advised where the money went, it was transferred to general fund to keep the city from raising the mill levy. The City already pays for an audit. Instead of throwing money for another audit, (which would likely be very expensive), the reasonable council members(and citizens) understand, there is no missing money or misappropriated money. City budgets are published and everything is above board, so get informed, but if you can not read a newscow article, its is doubtful you can read a budget or minutes from a meeting. Report Reply 1 reply · active 279 weeks ago 1234Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Steve Colwell, 62, Wellington: Feb. 22, 1953 – April 3, 2015

first_imgSteve ColwellSteve Colwell, 62, of Wellington passed quietly into his next life Good Friday morning, April 3, 2015 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.Private family services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are with the Shelley Family Funeral Home of Wellington. For further information please visit www.shelleyfamilyfh.com.Stevie Ray Colwell the son of Bill and Dorthy (Cruson) was born February 22, 1953 in McAlister, OK. Steve graduated from Wellington High School in 1971. Steve served his country in the United States Navy. During his lifetime he was employed by the Wellington Fire Department from 1973-1986, reaching the rank of Captain, a detention supervisor at Sumner County Sheriff’s department from 1990-2013 and the planning and zoning department of Sumner County until retirement. He loved to travel, listen to music and going to the movies.He is survived by his brother, Paul Colwell (Nancy); son Logan Fuller (Jill); grandsons, Luke and Cal; nieces, Jenifer Biggs (Jeff), Darcy Frazier (Rob), Erin Davis; and nephew Mack Colwell (Ashley); great nieces, Sarah, Schalee, Bailey, Taylor, Lauren, Brooklynn, Rahlee, Natalie, and Casey; and great, great nephew Sawyer.He is preceded in death by his parents.last_img read more

Help wanted: Full time teller at Security State Bank

first_imgSecurity State Bank has an opening for a full time teller at our Main Branch. Roughly 32+ hours a week. Cash handling and customer service experience preferred.  Please send resume to Lindsey Daugherty @ lindsey@securitystbank.com or apply at Security State Bank 101 North Washington Wellington, Kansas 67152. EOE  Member FDICÂlast_img

Wellington/Sumner County CrimeStoppers offering $500 cash reward

first_imgFollow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Former Sumner County Treasurer Carolyn Heasty, 71, Wellington: July 20, 1944 – June 14, 2016

first_imgCarolyn HeastyCarolyn L. Heasty, age 71, loving mother, grandma, sister and friend, passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita, KS. She was elected Sumner County Treasurer in 1996 and retired in 2012.Carolyn L. (Barry) Heasty was born on July 20, 1944 in Wichita, KS to Orville Eugene Barry and Beatrice Orlean (Tennant) Barry. She was a graduate of Wellington High School with the Class of 1962 and a graduate of Wichita State University. She lived in the Wellington most of her life.Carolyn enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, watching Wichita State Shockers basketball, gardening, was an active member of Wellington Rotary Club and United Methodist Women.She is preceded in death by her parents.She is survived by her three daughters, Cassy and Danny Smith of Wellington, KS, Mary Mericle and Mike Mills of Moline, KS, and Gem and Steve Watts of Derby, KS; two sisters, Pat and Jimmie Frost and Shirley and Allen Weber all of Wellington, KS; seven granddaughters, Carley Smith and Taylor Smith, Jessi Mericle, Geena Mericle and her fiancé Michael Armstrong, MaKinzie Watts and Maddie Watts, and Tania and Brett Mariman; three great granddaughters, Avery Beatrice Tillapaugh, Evelyn Eugene Hinton and Ella Mariman.Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church.  Chaplain Dan Floyd will officiate.  Interment will follow the service at Osborne Cemetery in Mayfield.Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday, June 17, 2016 from 1 to 8 p.m. The family will be present to greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. =A memorial has been established with the Sumner Regional Medical Center Endowment Foundation in lieu of flowers.  Contributions can be left at the funeral home.Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guestbook, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.netlast_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Friday, Aug. 19 – Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016

first_imgWellington Police notes: Friday, Aug. 19 – Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016:Friday, August 19, 2016•2:21 a.m. Officers took a report of an abandoned vehicle in the 100 block N. Washington, Wellington.•8:17 a.m. Non-Injury accident in the 300 block W. U.S. 81, Wellington involving vehicles operated by David R. Hudson, 42, Oxford, and juvenile male, 17, Wellington.•9 a.m. Officers took a report of a found bicycle in the 1000 block S. Washington, Wellington.•11:19 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of currency in the 1000 block E. 16th, Wellington.•11:39 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1000 block N. Washington, Wellington.•11:49 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of vehicle in the 700 block E. 16th, Wellington.•11:59 a.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to a vehicle window in the 600 block E. 4th, Wellington.12:15 p.m. Officers took a report of found wallet sized birth certificate in the 200 block N. C, Wellington.•12:22 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of known suspect in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington.•12:45 p.m. Officers took a miscellaneous report in the 200 block N. C, Wellington. •7:42 p.m. Officers investigated a theft by unknown suspect in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington.•7:56 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to a vehicle in the 400 block W. Lincoln, Wellington.Saturday, August 20, 2016•9:29 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of checks in the 1400 block N. C, Wellington.•11:07 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of currency in the 200 block W. Harvey, Wellington.•1:52 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property at a residence in the 300 block S. C, Wellington.•6:50 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 1300 block W. Lynn Burris Drive, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Earl L. Brown, 83, Wellington.•8:08 p.m. Officers investigated driving while license by known driver is suspended in the 100 block W. Appleblossom Lane, Wellington.•8:22 p.m. Cecil Chisholm III, 53, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with driving while license is suspended.Sunday, August 21, 2016•9:28 a.m. Officers took a report of found license plate in the 200 block N. B, Wellington.•William M. Baker, 47, Wellington was served a summons to appear for battery and disorderly conduct.•Chase A. Rosewicz, 28, Wellington was served a summons to appear for two counts of dog at large.last_img read more

NFL mock draft 2020: 49ers, Packers bolster defenses; Chiefs, Titans get playmakers on offense

first_imgThe 2020 college football season is finished, with LSU being crowned national champions after defeating Clemson 42-25 in the College Football Playoff final in New Orleans. The 2020 NFL playoffs have reached the end game, with the 49ers and Chiefs set to face off in Super Bowl 54 in Miami.With more of the 2020 NFL Draft order settled now that two more teams have been eliminated and with final information about how many underclassmen have declared, it was a good time for an updated Sporting News NFL mock draft. (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/ce/74/grant-delpit-110719-getty-ftrjpg_pbyaiqk156nt1h0s96ixmjtpa.jpg?t=1194420438&w=500&quality=80 21. Philadelphia Eagles (9-7)Tee Higgins, WR, ClemsonThe Eagles are in desperate need of a big-play threat in Carson Wentz’s receiving corps given DeSean Jackson’s age and a breaking-down Alshon Jeffery. Higgins is a dangerous, all-around playmaker who can be a force in the red zone. At 6-4, 215 pounds, Higgins has posted 59 receptions for 1,167 yards and 13 TDs in 15 games. He also rushed for a 36-yard score against LSU.22. Buffalo Bills (10-6)  Henry Ruggs III, WR, AlabamaThe Bills need another big-time weapon to complement their two suddenly established veterans, John Brown on the outside and Cole Beasley in the slot. Ruggs (6-0, 190 pounds) fits the bill as a field-stretcher who can also use his route-running skills to win on shorter routes.23. New England Patriots (12-4)Laviska Shenault Jr., WR, ColoradoThe Patriots could think about several defensive needs, too, but don’t sleep on them taking another wide receiver in the first round, one a little more complete to work with the still-developing N’Keal Harry. Shenault (6-2, 220 pounds) is a sure-handed field stretcher who has some nice big-play flair after the catch. He posted 56 catches for 764 yards and 4 TDs for the Buffaloes, standing out on a struggling team.24. New Orleans Saints (13-3)Tyler Biadasz, G, WisconsinThe Saints should be looking to move on from pending free agent Andrus Peat after his shaky, injury-riddled season. They might as well go back to a Badgers program that has served them so well with right tackle Ryan Ramczyk. Biadasz (6-3, 321 pounds) is next in the strong line of Badgers interior blockers (see the Cowboys’ Travis Frederick and the Giants’ Kevin Zeitler).25. Minnesota Vikings (10-6)Cameron Dantzler, CB, Mississippi StateXavier Rhodes has faded fast as a big cover man, and Trae Waynes is a pending free agent. Dantzler (6-2, 185 pounds) has nice size and uses his hands and hips well to be disruptive against receivers downfield. He’s at his best operating in zone. He can be deployed well in Mike Zimmer’s defense. Getty Images https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/af/f1/isaiah-simmons-081818-getty-ftrjpg_1y2h2c5f6qr2d1v97bhecbylr0.jpg?t=-1621715573&w=500&quality=80 9. Jacksonville Jaguars (6-10)Isaiah Simmons, OLB, ClemsonThe Jaguars had some of the worst linebacker play in the NFL in 2019. Simmons seems to be all over the field at all times for Clemson with great speed and range at 6-4, 230 pounds, and he also can get to the quarterback. He posted 104 tackles, 7 sacks, 16.5 tackles for loss and 3 interceptions in 15 games.10. Cleveland Browns (6-10)Andrew Thomas, OT, GeorgiaThe Browns have an amazing set of skill players around Baker Mayfield, but their pass protection was the reason they were slow to find their explosiveness early in 2019. That will change with run-tilted and offensive-minded new coach Kevin Stefanski. Thomas matches great size (6-5, 320 pounds) with good hands and footwork. Stefanski also will love what Thomas can do to open holes for the running game.11. New York Jets (7-9)Austin Jackson, OT, USCThe Jets might consider a wide receiver, but they also could use a rock for their offensive line in front of Sam Darnold. Jackson (6-6, 310 pounds) has entered the first-round fray as an athletic beast garnering more attention with his Trojans tape. 26. Miami Dolphins (from 10-6 Texans)Justin Jefferson, WR, LSUThe Dolphins know DeVante Parker will be around for a while. Now they can get someone to complement him as a big-play threat outside. Jefferson (6-2, 185 pounds) has emerged in LSU’s passing game as a quick, efficient route-runner with good hands whose speed remains underrated. He posted 111 catches for 1,540 yards and 18 TDs in 15 games.27. Seattle Seahawks (12-4)Curtis Weaver, EDGE, Boise StateThe Seahawks wil have a hard time keeping pending free agent Jadeveon Clowney, who seems intent on breaking the bank with any contender. Weaver (6-3, 265 pounds) was an absolute beast on the blue turf with 13.5 sacks in 14 games in his final college season.28. Baltimore Ravens (13-3)C.J. Henderson, CB, FloridaJimmy Smith is a pending free agent, and the Ravens should go in some defensive direction early. Henderson (6-1, 202 pounds) plays bigger than his size with great athleticism and technique in his favor. He just needs to get a little more physical to be trusted against receivers who rely on body positioning to get open.29. Tennessee Titans (9-7)Tyler Johnson, WR, MinnesotaThe Titans can go for the best player available across many positions after their surprise playoff run. Corey Davis has given them limited returns, and they could use a rugged big-play target to add to the explosivenss of AJ Brown. Johnson (6-2, 205 pounds) can solve that problem as a strong pass-catcher and great route-runner for Ryan Tannehill, who is likely to be re-signed. He can go up and get any ball and fight through anyone to get it.30. Green Bay Packers (13-3)Kenneth Murray, ILB, OklahomaThe Packers still need to shore up the middle of their defense in multiple facets. Murray (6-2, 243 pounds) is an active, rangy playmaker who can be as effective dropping back as he is getting downhill against the run or blitzing.31. Kansas City Chiefs (12-4) 17. Dallas Cowboys (8-8)Grant Delpit, S, LSUThe Cowboys need an upgrade at free safety to get better at covering backs and tight ends. Delpit flies around the field, stopping the run like an extra linebacker and making big plays on the ball in downfield coverage. He plays like the Chargers’ Derwin James with tremendous hybrid size (6-3, 203 pounds) for the position.18. Miami Dolphins (from 8-8 Steelers)Jonathan Taylor, RB, WisconsinThe Dolphins desperately need a true workhorse back for their rebuild. Taylor (5-11, 219 pounds) has great vision and burst as a runner. He also doesn’t get enough credit for what he can do as a receiver, which was on display more during his final college season. In three years for the Badgers, he posted 6,581 scrimmage yards and 55 total TDs.19. Las Vegas Raiders (from 8-8 Bears)Javon Kinlaw, DT, South CarolinaThe Raiders need to get stronger in their interior front with a Geno Atkins-like player for Paul Guenther. They can look to Will Muschamp’s defense, where the 6-6, 310-pound Kinlaw posted 6 sacks in 12 games for the Gamecocks. Offensive tackle also will get consideration with this pick.20. Jacksonville Jaguars (from 9-7 Rams)Trevon Diggs, CB, AlabamaThe Jaguars can replace Jalen Ramsey with the pick they acquired for him with Diggs, who can pair well with A.J. Bouye because of his size (6-2, 207 pounds), strength and downfield speed. Diggs has risen up the board quickly with his big senior season (3 interceptions in 12 games). Getty Images https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/5e/7d/joe-burrow-081818-getty-ftrjpg_1skfl5e39b990123ya68w3zu0g.jpg?t=-329029266&w=500&quality=80 MORE: 2020 NFL Draft declaration trackerSeveral of the CFP stars from LSU and Clemson are set to go early, including a third consecutive Heisman Trophy-winning QB at No. 1 overall. Without further ado, here’s how we see the first-round picks for April 23 playing out, from No. 1 through No. 32.NFL mock draft 2020 Getty Images https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/5d/27/tee-higgins-081818-getty-ftrjpg_1efy204c37njt1173m1yrc86ip.jpg?t=1126840671&w=500&quality=80 (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/2a/ed/kristian-fulton-110719-getty-ftrjpg_1uqchcu99uunb1nnquyyqwovf9.jpg?t=1194449518&w=500&quality=80 (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/3d/88/justin-jefferson-062619-getty-ftr_1r5uep32zkghc1rolcokwizb8i.jpg?t=-1804227037&w=500&quality=80 1. Cincinnati Bengals (2-14)Joe Burrow, QB, LSUOffensive-minded coach Zac Taylor needs a franchise passer with Andy Dalton fading and Ryan Finley not showing much. Burrow has enjoyed a meteoric rise as the runaway Heisman Trophy winner and top QB prospect in the class. At 6-3, 215 pounds, he combines his mental and physical toughness in the pocket with a strong arm and accurate delivery. His leadership skills and athleticism also have flourished in Baton Rouge, with his ridiculous performances in the Alabama game and the CFP against Oklahoma and Clemson being big-game gravy. Consider him a better all-around version of Jared Goff.2. Washington Redskins (3-13)Chase Young, EDGE, Ohio StateYoung qualifies as a better prospect than recent Ohio State studs Joey and Nick Bosa. With defensive-minded Ron Rivera hired as head coach, assuming the Redskins don’t get a can’t-refuse offer to trade back, they should jump at the chance to get this cornerstone talent for the team’s defensive rebuild. Young (6-5, 265 pounds) is a game-changing disruptor who had 16.5 sacks in only 12 games as a junior. He is the clear pick for a team that doesn’t need a QB.3. Detroit Lions (3-12-1)Derrick Brown, DT, AuburnThe Lions were terrible against the run in 2019, and Matt Patricia, with some fading talent in the middle of his defensive front, could use an elite run-stuffer with some excellent inside pass-rush juice. Brown would do nicely. At 6-5, 318 pounds, he is a quick disruptor who makes a lot of plays in the backfield. The Lions can also consider the edge here, but Brown is the best pure lineman in the class, period.4. New York Giants (4-12)A.J. Epenesa, EDGE, IowaThe Giants will miss out on the pass-rushing services of Young for general manager Dave Gettleman, but they can recover well here with another top-flight Big Ten prospect. Epenesa (6-6, 280 pounds) is a powerful, explosive, big-bodied player. He can push blockers out of the way to get to the quarterback and also stands up strong against the run. He confirmed his top-10 status with 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble against USC in the Holiday Bowl.5. Miami Dolphins (5-11)Tua Tagovailoa, QB, AlabamaNow that we know Tagovailoa (6-1, 218 pounds) should make a full recovery from his scary hip injury, he has to be the pick for the Dolphins. Miami can keep Ryan Fitzpatrick to serve as the bridge QB should Tagovailoa need extra time to get to full strength. When healthy, Tagovailoa is an accurate, mobile, deep-ball throwing QB with the upside of Russell Wilson, only throwing with his left arm.6. Los Angeles Chargers (5-11)Justin Herbert, QB, OregonHerbert has ideal size (6-6, 237 pounds) for a team that needs to look to its QB future beyond Philip Rivers. Herbert comes with a few durability concerns, and while he is efficient and mentally tough overall, there are times when he can go into a slump with his decision-making, forcing throws out of overconfidence. With good NFL coaching, however, he can live up to being a prototypical superstar. Anthony Lynn would have a strong influence on Herbert, and his recent burst of athleticism would be a welcome asset in LA.7. Carolina Panthers (5-11)Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio StateThe Panthers should be thinking about the best defensive player available for Matt Rhule, as behind their bad run defense, they also struggled in downfield coverage with Donte Jackson not lookng good and James Bradberry being a pending free agent. Okudah, an elite ball hawk at 6-1, 200 pounds, has the build to handle receivers of all sizes. He is fluid and quick enough with great recovery skills in coverage to develop into a shutdown type, with his strengths showing up in press man.8. Arizona Cardinals (5-10-1)Jerry Jeudy, WR, AlabamaGiving Kyler Murray a true all-around go-to guy would allow Christian Kirk to be more dangerous as a complementary playmaker. Jeudy fits the profile as a No. 1 receiver; he is a classic intermediate-to-deep field-stretcher and smooth drive-finisher in the red zone at 6-1, 198 pounds. 12. Las Vegas Raiders (7-9)Kristian Fulton, CB, LSUThe Raiders need help on the back end after getting consistently burned this season despite some improvements in the pass rush. Fulton (6-1, 192 pounds) has the size, speed, smarts and sound coverage skills to have a long, prosperous career.13. Indianapolis Colts (7-9)CeeDee Lamb, WR, OklahomaThe Colts have an aging (and hurting) T.Y. Hilton with little playmaking pop elsewhere at wide receiver. Lamb, a DeAndre Hopkins clone, can be an explosive field-stretcher and steady possession guy outside. At 6-2, 199 pounds, he needed only 62 receptions to post 1,327 yards and 14 TDs in 13 games in his final season at Oklahoma.14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-9)Tristan Wirfs, OT, IowaWirfs has the athleticism at 6-5, 322 pounds to hold down the left side for a long time. He combines his pass-blocking skills with power and physicality in the running game. At worst, he can start right away on the right side opposite Donovan Smith with Demar Dotson, 34, heading into free agency.15. Denver Broncos (7-9)Jedrick Wills, OT, AlabamaThe Broncos need some defensive and receving help, but they also could use a boost to their offensive line edge play to help both second-year QB Drew Lock and third-year running back Phillip Lindsay. Wills (6-5, 320 pounds) is a strong, powerful run-blocker who needs a little time to develop into an elite pass-protector.16. Atlanta Falcons (7-9)Yetur Gross-Matos, EDGE, Penn StateThe Falcons always seem to be looking for more pass-rush disruption to help their secondary (also a primary need), as some picks haven’t worked as expected. Gross-Matos (6-5, 242 pounds) is a well-built, explosive and versatile defender who can thrive in Dan Quinn’s 4-3 scheme. D’Andre Swift, RB, GeorgiaWith Clemson’s Travis Etienne not entering the 2020 draft, Swift is the best early option for the Chiefs to push their backfield forward after getting the most from elevated veteran backup Damien Wiliams, who was a bit overextended with a feature role and has one year left on his contract going into his age 28 season. Swift (5-9, 229 pounds) is capable of both getting the tough yards inside and breaking free for big plays in the open field. He also flashed well as a receiver for the Bulldogs and can excel in the screen game Andy Reid loves.32. San Francisco 49ers (13-3)Xaiver McKinney, S, AlabamaThe Niners have seen their defensive work in the draft pay off, but with Jimmie Ward as a pending free agent, they could think about addressing safety next to Jaquiski Tartt. At 6-1, 197 pounds, McKinney could do it all for San Francisco, handling tight ends in coverage and cleaning up against running backs.last_img read more

Mookie Betts trade news: Twins reportedly consider pulling out of three-team deal

first_imgThe blockbuster was reported to be in place Tuesday night, but it got caught up when 21-year-old Minnesota pitcher Brusdar Graterol’s physical wasn’t up to snuff for the Red Sox, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. Graterol was set to head to Boston, while Dodgers right-hander Kenta Maeda was supposed to become a Twin.MORE: Mets ownership sale falls through One of the biggest MLB trades in recent memory has hit a snag.The Twins no longer believe they will be part of the three-team deal that would’ve sent Red Sox stars Mookie Betts and David Price to the Dodgers, The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Saturday. In the days following that physical, there was still a belief the trade would be completed. But the Red Sox and Twins have failed to come to an agreement on how to adjust Boston’s haul, and Minnesota is reportedly done trying.There’s some disagreement about the Twins’ exact status, though, with multiple reporters confirming the Star Tribune’s report, but Jon Heyman saying the team has a “deadline of today” to finish the deal.If Minnesota is out, a version of the trade may still materialize, either with another team or with the Dodgers and Red Sox figuring something out themselves. The Angels may fill the void because they had agreed to a deal with the Dodgers that was contingent on Betts joining Los Angeles.last_img read more