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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Where will Texas WR Devin Duvernay land in the NFL?

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Plus: Texas baseball receives a final ranking for 2020

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It’s a slow news day in the sports world due to the coronavirus outbreak.

That’s why publications like Sports Illustrated are really digging deep for stories, such as their recent ranking of where might recent Texas ex Devin Duvernay land in the NFL.

According to SI’s predictions, Duvernay is most likely land with the Indianapolis Colts, who recently signed veteran quarterback Phillip Rivers; the Houston Texans, who are in need of talent on their receiver roster after trading away All-Pro Deandre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals earlier this week; the San Francisco 49ers, who, with Emmanuel Sanders getting older, will need someone else on the outside for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to throw wounded ducks to; the Philadelphia Eagles, who have a series of question marks among their receiver ranks; or the Green Bay Packers, who seem like arguably the best bet for Dev.

WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS

Austin American-Statesman: The Dotted Line: James Brockermeyer, Shemar Turner headline Nos. 40-36 on the 2021 Fab 55

Austin American-Statesman: Longhorn Confidential: How seniors, recruiting and Texas are impacted by coronavirus cancellations

Dallas Morning News: Five biggest issues facing Texas football as it heads into hiatus

247Sports: Eyes of Texas: What’s next for Texas football?

247Sports: Where do Longhorns stand with top 2022 prospects in Texas?

247Sports: The Flagship: Coronavirus impact on Shaka Smart, Texas football

247Sports: The State of Recruiting: Breaking down the 2022 Top247

USA Today: Top games to relive during social distancing

Houston Chronicle: Abrupt end to Longhorns’ season makes decision on Shaka Smart more vexing

NEWS FROM ELSEWHERE IN LONGHORN LAND AND THE BIG 12

  • The baseball season may be over for the Longhorns. Even so, there’s one final poll. The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association ranked Texas No. 29 overall – the lowest among the Longhorns’ ranked Big 12 competitors. The Texas Tech Red Raiders were ranked No. 5, the Oklahoma Sooners No. 10, the Oklahoma State Cowboys No. 27, and the TCU Horned Frogs No. 28. Texas finished their short season with a 14-3 record overall.
  • For boredom’s sake, watch Sam Ehlinger’s reverse pass touchdown against Oklahoma State.
  • Sports Illustrated is counting down their favorite Longhorn traditions. Coming in at No. 5 is Smokey the Cannon. From SI: “The longtime Longhorn tradition is as synonymous with Texas football as Burnt Orange jerseys and Bevo, but how many people know the story behind it? Here’s the history of Smokey the Cannon. Smokey has its roots in a tradition even older than the cannon itself - trying to one-up rival Oklahoma. The Longhorn students were looking for a way to counter the shotguns the Sooner RufNeks shoot off after every Oklahoma touchdown during the Red River Showdown games in the Cotton Bowl. What’s bigger and louder than a shotgun? A cannon of course. So since 1953 the Longhorns have ensured themselves that their rivals are bringing a gun to a cannon fight with Smokey the Cannon becoming an official staple in the Texas end zone. The cannon was modified two years after to fire two 10-gauge shotgun shells after ever Texas score and the end of each quarter. That version - known as Smokey II - served at Texas games until 1988 when its current incarnation - Smokey III - was purchased by the Texas Cowboys Alumni Association. Smokey III was built by Lupton Machinery of Austin. It is a replica Civil War cannon made out of the trunk of an oak tree. It’s original cost was $25,000.”