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Mitch Moss: Judging UNLV And UNR's Prospects In The NFL Draft


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The NFL Draft begins Thursday night at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys.

Do either of Nevada's college football teams have prospects who might make the leap into the pros?

"Keep your eye on -- it looks like he's going to be a potential second-round pick, could be middle to late second round -- but Austin Corbett who played offensive tackle his entire career at Nevada," VSIN's Mitch Moss told State of Nevada.

Moss said none of the teams had UNLV players in their mock drafts. It says it is unlikely that anyone from the Rebels will be drafted into the NFL.

As far as the Raiders are concerned, Moss had one word of advice: defense.

"When the Raiders pick, they need to go best available player on defense, as far as I'm concerned, to help out the team next year," he said.

The Raiders have the 10th pick in the draft this year, as well as many more picks throughout the rest of the weekend. 

Thursday, the Vegas Golden Knights enter the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. They're playing the San Jose Sharks.

Moss believes the team will have a much harder time of it than they did against the LA Kings. 

"I think the Sharks they have more firepower and they can score better than the Kings did," he said. "I think this is going to be six or seven games to be honest." 

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The sportsbooks have the Knights as favorites in this series but if the Knights go on to win the Stanley Cup, the sportsbooks could be in a lot of trouble, Moss said. 

"Some books I know are afraid of the wrecking ball that could take place if the Golden Knights win the whole thing," he said.

Moss said it would be amazing if the Knights did take the Cup, but the teams left in the playoffs will be tough to beat.

"I think the final eight teams that they have in the playoffs -- I think it's loaded with hockey star power," Moss said. "Doesn't matter who they play here on out. It is going to be a monumental task to beat any of these teams."


Mitch Moss, VSIN

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