What to watch: NFL Draft

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Then-junior running back Charles Jones celebrates his second touchdown of the evening with then-senior left tackle Cody Whitehair late in the second quarter of the Wildcats' 52-45 loss to TCU on Oct. 10, 2015, in Bill Snyder Family Stadium. (File Photo by Parker Robb | The Collegian)

NFL Draft

It’s that time of year when we see what college stars go to which NFL teams. It has a lot of interest in these parts because people always like to see where K-State players will go in the draft. Two Wildcat prospects have a good chance of being drafted.

The first of these two players is former tackle Cody Whitehair. He is projected to be moved to offensive guard when he gets into the NFL because of his size, but scouts have thought highly of his intangibles. He is projected to possibly go in the first round and as late as the second. It will be interesting to see if a team takes him in the first round.

The other prospect is former fullback Glenn Gronkowski. Some people think the only reason Gronkowski has a shot at getting drafted is because of his last name. Those people did not watch the guy play nor do they understand how much he meant to the K-State team. He did what was asked of him. He is a good athlete who ran a 4.71-second 40-yard dash at the combine. He would probably be a fullback or a hybrid player in the NFL, but he is projected as a sixth-round pick, which would not be bad a place to take a chance on him that late.

The Chiefs are drafting in the first round at No. 28 unless a draft-day trade is made, so it will be interesting to see who they take. Round-one draft coverage will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday on ESPN and the NFL Network.

New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox

No matter how good or bad these two teams are, it is always exciting to watch them battle. The Yankees have been up and down so far as they sit at 8-10 through the early start of the season. The Red Sox are two games better sitting at .526 with a 10-9 record. The Yankees are going to send Masahiro Tanaka to the mound in game one while the Red Sox send Henry Owens.

First pitch for game one of this American League East rivalry is set for 6:10 p.m. Friday on the MLB Network.

Bayern Munich at Atletico Madrid

This should be a great soccer game to watch with two of the best coaches in soccer. Bayern is probably the odds-on favorite to win the Champions League with Barcelona being eliminated in the round of eight. The opponent who eliminated the defending champs is now sitting in the way of Bayern Munich, however. Atletico Madrid is a very tough team. They play defensively against many teams and capitalize on the counter attacks that are left open when the opposition brings defensive players forward to try and get a goal.

Kickoff is set for 1:45 p.m. today on Fox Sports 1.

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