Projecting Iowa’s 2018 football depth chart; does Josh Jackson know his NFL decision?
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Crystal ball time
What will the Iowa football depth chart for 2018 look like? The Des Moines Register’s Chad Leistikow takes a stab at projecting it, even benching one returning starter on the defensive line for a promising young prospect.
NFL future part I
Cornerback Josh Jackson tends to stay quiet regarding if he’ll declare for the NFL draft. He shed some light on things to Land of 10. He isn’t saying what his decision is, but said his mind is likely made up.
NFL future part II
Center James Daniels also faces a decision on whether to return to Iowa or turn pro. He’ll likely take some time to enjoy the Pinstripe Bowl victory before figuring out if being told he’s likely a second-round selection is a high enough position for him to head to the NFL.
Worth the weight
Tight end Nate Wieting underwent three surgeries before recording his first career catch, on the game-winning touchdown drive no less, in the Pinstripe Bowl. Marc Morehouse of the Cedar Rapids Gazette explains that Wieting and his catch sum up why the bowl should be renamed the Resiliency Bowl when it comes to the Hawkeyes.
Staying on the bench
So far this season, guard Connor McCaffery has dealt with strep throat, mono and a tonsillectomy surgery. Will he redshirt? It seems likely, writes Jeremiah Davis of the Cedar Rapids Gazette.
The next bowl destination?
St. Louis doesn’t currently host a bowl game, but it would make an ideal bowl destination, especially for the Hawkeyes. Land of 10 explains why here.
Iowa wrestling is heading to the Midlands Championships. Cody Goodwin of the Des Moines Register explains why the event could teach the Hawkeyes a lot about their team.
It came up and bit the Iowa women’s basketball team again. The Hawkeyes lost guard Makenzie Meyer to a broken left hand, according to Dargan Southard of the Iowa City Press-Citizen. No. 23 Iowa only had three backcourt players available in its 56-46 win over Wisconsin on Thursday.
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