The 2017 WNBA draft is officially underway, and teams are now adding some of the country’s most talented college athletes in hopes of bolstering their squads for the upcoming season.
The San Antonio Stars were the first team on the clock, and many anticipated that they would select former Washington Huskies guard Kelsey Plum, who led the nation in scoring last season. They did just as experts predicted, taking Plum with the first overall pick. Here’s the full list of players selected in the first round:
The Bengals drafted Smith at No. 3 despite his relative lack of college production, and Smith missing rookie training camp time due to a contract dispute certainly didn’t help. He ended up starting just 17 games in four years — 3-14 record, 5-13 TD-INT ratio — with the Bengals, the only NFL team on which he played.
Many consider Leaf the biggest NFL Draft bust of all time, primarily due to the fact that he was debated alongside Peyton Manning atop the ’98 class. While poor off-field behavior and injuries contributed to Leaf’s NFL flame-out, his horrendous play — 13-33 TD-INT ratio, 48.8 rating and a record of 4-14 in 18 starts for the Chargers — would have been enough. San Diego dumped him as soon as the 2000 season ended.
The Heat’s second half was historic in several ways. They started 11-30 and finished 30-11, which is the most wins a team has ever had in the second half while still missing the playoffs. It was an enormous accomplishment by Miami to march back into the playoff picture like they did, and they should be proud regardless.
The 1991 Heisman Trophy winner found his niche as a return man Cheap Jerseys Paypal with the Green Bay Packers. Howard earned Super Bowl XXXI MVP honors for his performance in the return game, which featured a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and 244 total return yards. Howard finished Cheap Jerseys USA Soccer his career with nine returns for TDs.