Titans right tackle Jack Conklin continues to rehab his left knee after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament during the playoff loss to the Patriots. Conklin said he has had no setbacks.
I want to start back up where I left off, and be even better, Conklin said, via Jim Wyatt of the team website. With ACLs, 10 years ago, people would have been real worried. The way science has gone now, I think 65 guys tore their ACL last year, and it is a long process to recover, but it has become such an easy procedure that it is something people can come back from, and come back even better.
Conklin, 23, likely won’t be ready for the start of training camp based on a typical ACL rehab prognosis. Titans coach Mike Vrabel recently hinted the Titans will place Conklin on the team’s physically unable to perform list before the first practice July 26.
Brad Johnson, Vikings quarterback: I was in Destin, Fla., hanging out with Mark Richt, who was at Florida State, and we were also with Danny Kanell. As soon as we drafted him, Danny and Mark went nuts. They said Brad, you’ve never seen a guy like this. You cannot throw the ball far enough. You cannot overthrow him.
I was looking forward to seeing how producers put together a reel for a guy who played three games and scored 30 points in college. I found this incredible clip of him scoring 52 points in a high school game, regularly hitting three pointers with two guys in his face. Then there’s the time he dropped 47 points in Jamal Crawford’s Pro Am League—not sure about the competition there—I think I saw my accountant guarding Porter. The good folks at DraftExpress were able to cobble together a collection of McDonald’s All-American Game, Team USA and Missouri highlights to represent Porter well enough. Yeah, he missed a ton of shots in two games after he came back from the injury at Missouri, but none of them found their way onto YouTube.
If you had never seen Trae Young play and just happened upon this clip, you’d probably saw the following: 1) He’s amazing. 2) How come he’s allowed to shoot from that deep? Must be the Curry effect. 3) Is he big enough to play in the NBA? Guess what, the ability to play professional-level defense has no bearing on the quality of a YouTube clip, so we’re not worried.