NFL draft analyst Matt Waldman, who writes at MattWaldmanRSP.com, talks running backs, what teams are looking for and what exactly it means to be a generational player. Saquon Barkley could go in the top eight to 10, he predicts. It's a reflection how well he'll fit with a particular team. Don't forget about Nick Chubb and a roster of underrated talent that makes up the most talented RB classes since 2006, "in terms of top-to-bottom potential."
Danny Kelly with The Ringer joins Sat Shah and Jawn Jang to talk about the Giants' future with Odell Beckham. Do they move him? Do they sign him? He's the most talented receiver in the game but every team will have its limit for off-field distractions. Beckham brings too much to the field to part with.
Canucks centre Bo Horvat joins Sportsnet 650 for a one-on-one interview to talk about Alex Biega's two-year deal and the effects, if any, of negativity in the marketplace. "I've extremely happy for Bulldog," says the presumed future captain. On Elliotte Friedman's comments that Vancouver negativity affects the club, he says about high expectations, "Obviously it comes with playing in the National Hockey League. It's going to be that way, especially in a Canadian market. We have to think positively." He talks about the new acquisitions and future growth. "Fans a media should be really excited about what we have coming here. We've got a lot of great prospects coming up, a lot of young talent. We're moving in the right direction."
Sportsnet's prospect analyst Ryan Biech joins Satiar Shah and Kelly Bates on The Playbook to talk about the speed of progress for young talent, specifically goaltenders. The curve is individual, but there's no harm in calling up a player for a single game to expose him to the bigs. They talk Jonathan Dahlen, Olli Juolevi and the curve that predicts when the Canucks can expect to be a winning team again.