Weekend poll: Who will be the first quarterback taken in this week's NFL draft?

Leading Off: 10 pressing questions in the world of sports

Published: Friday, May. 2, 2014 - 11:19 pm

• Several months ago, most NFL mock drafts had three quarterbacks among the top five picks, so where have all the passers gone?

• Quarterbacks have fallen in most mock drafts, but would the Raiders really pass on Johnny Manziel if he’s available as expected at No. 5?

• Of the top quarterbacks in the draft, will anyone be surprised if Derek Carr of Fresno State becomes the most successful?

• South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney is expected to be the No. 1 pick, but did someone really compare him to Reggie White?

• With three Game 7s today, has there ever been a better first round of the NBA playoffs?

• After The Oklahoman’s headline called Kevin Durant “Mr. Unreliable,” how refreshing was it when he said, “It’s all cool ... I didn’t come through for the team”?

• After Miami outscored Charlotte by 39 points in a four-game sweep, doesn’t the Heat look like the team to beat coming out of the East?

• If heavily favored California Chrome wins today’s Kentucky Derby, can he go the extra distance to win the Triple Crown?

• After the Sharks collapsed against the Los Angeles Kings, how long will it take their fans to recover – this time?

• Republic FC sold out Hughes Stadium (20,231) for its first home game, so is there a concern that the new facility at Cal Expo won’t be big enough to contain all this soccer enthusiasm?

– Tom Couzens


What to do

Soccer, Orange County Blues at Republic FC, Hughes Stadium,

7:30 p.m.: Will Sacramento soccer fans fill the 20,231-seat stadium again?

Weekend poll

Who will be the first quarterback taken in this week’s NFL draft?

• Blake Bortles, Central Florida

• Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville

• Derek Carr, Fresno State

• Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M

• Other

Vote above, or go to sacbee.com/sports

Friday’s results

What’s the No. 1 issue for high school sports?

• Budget cuts: 43%

• Transfers: 21%

• Realignment: 6%

• Private vs. public schools: 30%

Total votes: 120

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