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The Dean’s List with Jeff Dean

The Dean’s List with Jeff Dean

Monday-Friday 2pm-3pm

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Jeff Dean was born in Tucson, AZ in 1976 (obviously from the picture) and born into a heavily sports-influenced family, Jeff was quickly introduced to Arizona sports and specifically the rivalry between Arizona State and the University of Arizona. His father’s side being ASU alums while his mother’s side being U of A alums. Jeff also realized at an early age that he had an affinity for radio broadcasts and a natural gift of gab, which is what drove him to land his first radio job at the age of 19 when he began working for Owen’s Broadcasting in Tempe.

He has since spent 20+ years in radio broadcasting and his love for sports naturally led him into the talk radio industry which culminated in an afternoon drive radio show in Phoenix in the mid-2000s.  Recently, Jeff has partnered with a pair of local entrepreneurs to grow a live entertainment business in the Valley, a job which keeps him busy full-time.

His true dream, however, became a reality in 2014 when he was asked to become the Public Address announcer for the University of Arizona Men’s Basketball team at McKale Center. Jeff’s success, professionalism, and golden voice has recently landed him another job, this time as the radio color analyst for Arizona Wildcats Basketball on the IMG Sports Radio Network. Working alongside 29 year veteran Brian Jeffries has taught Jeff a lot about this new venture and he plans to pursue more opportunities to do live game radio.

 

2017 Big Jeff’s Draft Board:

I rank players based on:

A) Physical tools and production at the collegiate level

B) importance of the position they play at the next level,

C) intangibles such as work ethic, leadership, intelligence, and love for the game (a factor that led me to drop the likes of Matt Leinart and Vince Young in previous drafts). So with that being said, I present to you my 2017 Big Draft Board. Enjoy!

1. Myles Garrett – DE — Texas A&M

2. Malik Hooker – S — Ohio State

3. Leonard Fournette – RB — LSU

4. Jamal Adams – S — LSU

5. Solomon Thomas – DE — Stanford

6. Marshon Lattimore – CB — Ohio State

7. Reuben Foster – LB — Alabama

8. Christian McCaffrey – RB — Stanford

9. Jonathan Allen – DL – Alabama

10. O.J. Howard – TE — Alabama

11. Mike Williams – WR — Clemson

12. Derek Barnett – DE — Tennessee

13. Corey Davis – WR — Western Michigan

14. Tre’Davious White – CB — LSU

15. Gareon Conley – CB — Ohio State

16. David Njoku – TE — Miami, FL

17. Takkarist McKinley – DE — UCLA

18. Haason Reddick – LB — Temple

19. Deshaun Watson – QB — Clemson

20. Dalvin Cook – RB — Florida State

21. John Ross – WR — Washington

22. Ryan Ramczyk – OT — Wisconsin

23. Charles Harris – LB/DE — Missouri

24. Forrest Lamp – G — Western Kentucky

25. Mitchell Trubisky – QB — North Carolina

26. Patrick Mahomes – QB — Texas Tech

27. Jabrill Peppers – S — Michigan

28. Jarrad Davis – LB — Florida

29.Kevin King – CB — Washington

30.Cam Robinson – OT — Alabama

31. Budda Baker – S — Washington

32. Quincy Wilson – CB — Florida

33. Garett Bolles – OT — Utah

34. Taco Charlton – DE — Michigan

35. Malik McDowell – DT — Alabama

36. Adoree’ Jackson – DB — USC

37. TJ Watt – LB/DE — Wisconsin

38. Marlon Humphrey – CB — Alabama

39. Alvin Kamara – RB — Tennessee

40. Tyus Bowser – LB — Houston

41. Chidobe Awuzie – DB — Colorado

42. DeShone Kizer – QB — Notre Dame

43. Evan Engram – TE — Ole Miss

44. Obi Melifonwu – S — UConn

45. Josh Jones – S — NC State

46. Tim Williams – LB — Alabama

47. Zay Jones – WR — East Carolina

48. Marcus Williams – S — Utah

49. Fabian Moreau – CB — UCLA

50. Ryan Anderson – LB — Alabama

 

51. *Sleeper Player* Anthony Walker Jr. – LB — Northwestern This guy could START in any 3-4 defense in the NFL day one! He’s not getting a lot of chatter right now because of where he played and the fact that he is a little rigid in his movement. The dude is an absolute adonis though and hits as hard as a truck. Think Greg Lloyd from the 1990s Steelers teams…