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Major NBA draft storylines at PK80, including top prospect matchups

To celebrate Nike co-founder Phil Knight’s 80th birthday, 16 teams from around the country will come together in Portland, Oregon, for a three-day event. Due to NCAA rules, the 16 teams will be split into two tournaments played simultaneously next door to each other in downtown Portland.

Mariota’s rushing ability supplies him with a high floor, and his upcoming schedule makes him a strong rebound candidate. The Colts, Texans, Cardinals and 49ers are his next four opponents, and all four rank in the top 10 in fantasy points allowed to quarterbacks over the past two months.

Team owner Jimmy Haslam is very serious about bringing in Peyton Manning to play a role in the front office, possibly as president or another top executive, CBS Sports reported.

At 0-10, the hapless Browns are desperate for a positive moment, and adding Manning upstairs would certainly excite a fan base in need of something, really anything, to instill confidence in the future.

CBS Sports’ unidentified sources said Manning likely would return to the game eventually to run a team or buy into ownership, but indicated the Titans and Saints as the likely landing spots.

However, Haslam is a top booster at the University of Tennessee and has known Manning since he was a teenager and gunslinger for the Volunteers.

Hyde has carried the ball 11 times inside the opponent’s 5-yard line, which trails only Todd Gurley (12) for most in the NFL. Hyde’s hefty three-down role keeps him in the RB1 mix.
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