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Anchor Drop, April 25, 2019: NFL Draft Day

Will Joejuan Williams go in the first round?

NFL: Combine Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning.

Tonight is the first night of the NFL Draft, with television coverage starting at 7:00 PM CT. Normally, the first round of the draft wouldn’t be terribly interesting for most Anchor of Gold readers except to the extent that you’re also a NFL fan, but tonight is intriguing for two reasons: one, the Draft is in Nashville; and two, there’s been some recent buzz that Vanderbilt CB Joejuan Williams could go in the first round.

I personally do not know who this SB Nation mothership writer who compared Joejuan to Richard Sherman is, though he seems to have watched at least a few Vanderbilt football games, which is something for a person who writes for SB Nation. It also turns out that NFL teams think being 6’4” is a bad thing for a cornerback. It still seems like Joejuan will still be available on the second day of the draft, but we’ll be watching tonight anyway just to see. The last Commodore to go in the first round of the draft was Chris Williams in 2008.

With all that said, we will absolutely excuse you if you want to watch Vanderbilt baseball’s series opener against Auburn, which airs at 6:30 PM CT on ESPNU.

Men’s golf shot 3-under par on the first day of the SEC Championship in Sea Island, Georgia, on Wednesday. Senior Will Gordon carded a 65 to share the individual lead.

Women’s golf will be the 2-seed at the Auburn Regional, which will take place from May 6-8.

Off the West End

The latest from college basketball’s corruption trial, where wannabe agent Christian Dawkins was caught on tape discussing Arizona coach Sean Miller paying DeAndre Ayton. I am sure the NCAA will get right on that.

The Carolina Hurricanes are the last team to advance out of the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, beating the Washington Capitals in double-overtime of Game 7. In the NBA Playoffs, the Houston Rockets moved on; the Golden State Warriors, however, got dragged to Game 6 by the Clippers.

That’s one way to get back at a pitcher for throwing at you:

This week on the PGA Tour, the Zurich Classic in New Orleans.