CHAMPAIGN, IL – NOVEMBER 17: Noah Fant #87 of the Iowa Hawkeyes scores a touchdown as Tony Adams #6 and Dele Harding #9 of the Illinois Fighting Illini try to make the stop at Memorial Stadium on November 17, 2018 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)While Iowa tight end T.J. Hockenson is widely considered the top tight end in the 2019 NFL Draft, he is not the only receiver from Tight End U drawing praise. Noah Fant has been attracting plenty of attention as well, and one analyst made a bold NFL comparison.On Monday’s edition of Good Morning Football, NFL analyst Peter Schrager compared Fant to five-time Pro Bowler Jimmy Graham. Schrager also added that Fant and Hockenson are likely to be the top two tight ends taken in the draft.Graham is a great player to be compared to, as he came in and dominated the NFL despite never playing college football. He has averaged over 800 yards and seven touchdowns per year, and led the NFL in touchdowns in 2013 en route to All-Pro honors.Fant and Hockenson are roughly the same size, with Hockenson only slightly out-sizing his Iowa teammate. But Fant proved to be significantly more athletic, running a 4.50 40-time – the fastest of all tight ends – as well as more bench reps, a higher vertical, and a longer broad jump. You might not have known @nrfant before the combine, but after his performance @PSchrags is comparing him to @TheJimmyGraham 👀 pic.twitter.com/vG8NFIfv41— GMFB (@gmfb) March 4, 2019NFL.com scout Lance Zierlein was not quite as bold in his comparison. Zierlein compared Fant to Indianapolis Colts tight end Eric Ebron.Hockenson, on the other hand, has drawn comparisons by Zierlein to four-time Pro Bowl tight end Travis Kelce.Fant had 39 catches for 519 yards and a team-leading seven touchdowns for the Hawkeyes last season.Bleacher Report currently has him projected to be drafted outside of the first round, while Tankathon’s mock draft has him going No. 32 overall by the New England Patriots.
by The Associated Press Posted Mar 31, 2017 6:48 am MDT Last Updated Mar 31, 2017 at 7:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BERLIN – The owner of one of Germany’s biggest coal mines is shelving plans to expand the site because of government efforts to curb the country’s carbon emissions.Czech-owned consortium LEAG said late Thursday that lignite extraction at Jaenschwalde , near Germany’s eastern border with Poland, will end in 2023.A nearby coal-fired power plant will continue operating for another eight to 10 years using lignite from other mines.The company said plans to expand a mine in Nochten, to the south, will also be scaled back. It intends to decide on the future of a third mine by 2020.LEAG said the German government “obviously wants to achieve Germany’s climate goals largely on the back of lignite.”The consortium bought the German coal assets of Swedish energy company Vattenfall last year. FILE – In this Friday, Oct. 28, 2016 file photo a bucket-wheel excavator stands on lignite at the LEAG (Lusatian Energy Stock Company) lignite open-cast mine in Jaenschwalde, eastern Germany. LEAG said Thursday, March 30, 2017 that they put plans to enlarge the opencast pit on ice. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file) Owner nixes coal mine expansion over German climate plans