- Alex Scarborough, ESPN Staff Writer
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What's a world without mock drafts? An odd one, I suppose, as baseball and playoff basketball takes center stage.
But as our good buddy at the SEC offices Chuck Dunlap pointed out on Monday: "Eight weeks from today SEC Football Media Days begin." And because Dunlap knows his audience, he followed that tweet with another: "I feel like I just ruined the entire summer of every single person who writes in some capacity about college football." Sort of.
Johnny Manziel isn't being handed anything with the Browns. There's a joke to be made here about a homeless man running the organization, but we'll stay away from that land mine and simply wish the former Texas A&M star the best in Cleveland.
In other Aggies news, Texas A&M sophomore receiver Ja'Quay Williams is transferring, according to a report. Williams caught four passes for 77 yards last season.
He wasn't early enough to participate in spring practice, but 2014 signee Gerald Willis got to Florida's campus for summer semester A this week, a full step ahead of the rest of his fellow summer enrollees. Speaking as someone who has sat down with the brother of Alabama safety Landon Collins, let me just say that I'm intrigued by the big defensive end's possibilities under Will Muschamp. He's everything you want: big, strong, quick. There's a reason Texas A&M, LSU and Alabama all wanted him.
Auburn coach Gus Malzahn made another stop on his Tiger Trek tour this week, telling reporters how important the offseason will be for players to get "stronger" and "faster," while at the same time better understand the systems on offense and defense. As far as what to watch for come fall camp, Malzahn said the freshmen will have a chance to prove themselves then.
The 2012 BCS National Championship Game between Alabama and LSU was a snoozefest as the Tide jumped out on top and never looked back. But that game has lived on through the NFL draft as both programs have produced a number of pro talents.
Don't worry Georgia fans, this defensive back is only leaving his position, not the program. Brendan Langley, who started four games at cornerback last year, is moving to receiver. Given the departure of Shaq Wiggins and Josh Harvey-Clemons, this leaves Damian Swann as the lone DB returning with more than one start in his career.
Missouri has a good recruiting tool, if it wants to use it. Coach Gary Pinkel and Co. would be fools not to point out to prospects that, if all goes well for its players in the 2014 NFL draft, the Tigers will have as many as 32 players on NFL rosters.
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