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Harvard, MIT Part of $800 Million Deal to Push Access to Online Education - The Wall Street Journal Harvard, MIT Part of $800 Million Deal to Push Access to Online Education - The Wall Street Journal Posted: 29 Jun 2021 04:00 AM PDT Education-technology company 2U Inc., which runs graduate programs for dozens of top universities, is buying web-based course provider edX, a nonprofit founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, for $800 million. The deal combines two major players in online instruction as universities around the world push more aggressively into digital offerings. Many schools scrambled to shift courses online when the pandemic shut campuses last year, and they are now expected to build on—and polish—the programs. The sale proceeds will go to a nonprofit, to be run by Harvard and MIT, that the schools say will focus on reducing inequalities in access to education. It will maintain the open-acc

2020 NFL Draft: Grades and analysis for every seventh-round selection - CBS Sports

Want to know what I think of every pick made in the seventh round of the 2020 NFL Draft? You can follow along throughout the day Saturday as I grade all the Round 7 picks below. Be sure to refresh this page throughout the night to get the latest grades. You can keep track of all the picks for the entire draft and my grades in our draft tracker. 

Grades: Round 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Round 5Round 6Round 7

215. Bengals: Markus Bailey, Purdue

Grade: A. Bengals' LB makeover continues. Bailey is stellar taking on blocks with power and has the athletic gifts to be a solid coverage linebacker in the NFL. Age and injures are only legit concerns.

216. Redskins: S Kamren Curl, Arkansas

Grade: C-. Curl is in the new-age mold of a linebacker/safety hybrid and has experience at corner. Tight hips but good range mostly because of explosive first step.

217. 49ers: Jauan Jennings, Tennessee

Grade: A. Jennings isn't a separation-creator yet is a freak YAC because of his size, vision, and contact balance. Perfect late-round flier for Kyle Shanahan.

218. Giants: EDGE Carter Coughlin, Minnesota 

Grade: A. Coughlin understands how to use counters off his speed rush to win around the corner. High motor and never stops battling. Has to get much stronger. Quality sinking in coverage too.

219. Ravens: S Geno Stone, Iowa

Grade: A-. Stone is a lower-level athlete for the safety spot but plays two steps faster than his combine because of genius instincts in coverage. Holds his own against the run. 

220. Chargers: WR K.J. Hill, Ohio State

Grade: A-. Hill lacks speed down the field and has a tiny catch radius. But he knows how to beat press at the line and is a master route salesman at the short-to-intermediate level.

221. Panthers: CB Stantley Thomas-Oliver, FIU

Grade: B. Thomas Oliver is new to the CB position but really thrived in 2019. Click-and-close ability is tremendous. Ball skills from his WR days. Quality depth late.

222. Cardinals: RB Eno Benjamin, Arizona State

Grade: A. No reason for Benjamin to still be on the board this late. Workhouse back with stellar vision, variety of jukes, and reliable hands as a receiver. Great contact balance too. Perfect fit in Arizona. 

223. Jaguars: Chris CB Claybrooks, Memphis

Grade: D+. Twitchy, slender CB who needs to bulk up to deal with physical WRs in the NFL. Didn't have much ball production in college.

224. Titans: QB Cole McDonald, Hawaii

Grade: C-. McDonald has an NFL arm and is unafraid to push the ball through tight windows, even after an interception. Plenty of high-end throws but also a plethora of bad decisions.

225. Vikings: EDGE Kenny Willekes, Michigan State

Grade: A-. Willekes lacks in the bend department but is a karate master with his hands and has a flexible frame to absorb then dispatch blocks. Quality size too. 

226. Bears: OL Arlington Hambright, Colorado

Grade: D+. Tall, run-block specialist who transferred from Oklahoma State. Has to get stronger and play with better pass pro balance.

227. Bears: OL Lachavious Simmons, Tennessee St. 

Grade: D+. Bears going off the draft radar up front with these picks. But Simmons has serious versatility and a mean streak, a combination making him worthy of getting picked. 

228. Falcons: P Sterling Hofrichter, Syracuse

Grade: D+. I can deal with a punter in the seventh round. Hofrichter has a booming leg and multiple years of experience at Syracuse. 

229. Redskins: DL James Smith-Williams, NC State

Grade: C. Greek god who transformed his body at NC State. Plays with decent power but very raw with the technical side of the game and battled through a myriad of injuries.

230. Patriots: C Dustin Woodard, Memphis

Grade: C-. Technician in the ground game, but doesn't have an NFL frame. Long-term developmental pivot.

231. Cowboys: QB Ben DiNucci, James Madison

Grade: C-. Pitt transfer with good athleticism, a quick release and solid ball placement. Not super precise and struggles to make quick decisions under pressure. 

232. Steelers: DT Carlos Davis, Nebraska

Grade: B+. Davis plays with some hand work at the point of attack. Good short-area quickness. Struggles in run game. Plays high and loses leverage battle. Flashes of big-time explosion. 

233. Eagles: EDGE Casey Toohill, Stanford

Grade: A. Stand-up rusher who flourished in his only season as a starter. High-caliber athletic traits show when sinking in coverage and when bending the edge. Dynamic mover with some pass-rushing moves. Major steal. 

234. Rams: LB Clay Johnston, Baylor

Grade: C+. Johnston floats in coverage and will make plays, but is an older prospect and has injury concerns. Small frame will hurt him against opposing running games.

235. Lions: DT Jashon Cornell, Ohio State

Grade: C+. Cornell has a unique frame which allows him to line up anywhere up front and flashes some hand-work to beat blockers at the point of attack. Just a lower-level athlete and never truly dominated. 

236. Packers: S Vernon Scott, TCU

Grade: B-. Size/speed specimen worthy of a late-round flyer. Had a strong 2019 production-wise. Tight hips hurt him when changing directions.

237. Chiefs: CB Thakarius Keyes, Tulane

Grade: B. Keyes has the size, length and physicality to be stifling in press and will battle for the ball at the catch point. Recovery speed isn't as impressive as his explosion and his change of direction takes a tick too long.

238. Giants: T.J. Brunson, South Carolina

Grade: C-. Brunson has the physical makeup of a modern-day LB, he's just not around the ball as often as you want your off-ball linebacker to be and doesn't thrive in coverage because he has problems sinking his hips and running.

239. Bills: CB Dane Jackson, Pittsburgh

Grade: A. Feisty, battler who can play outside or in the slot and has stellar click-and-close ability. Oily hips and good zone instincts. High-energy. Smaller frame and average speed.

240. Saints: QB Tommy Steven, Mississippi State

Grade: C-. Stevens had Taysom Hill-type flashes at Penn State before his transfer, but he's not as physically gifted and is not an NFL passer.

241. Buccaneers: LB Chapelle Russell, Temple

Grade: C-. Sleek LB with some range but has problems sifting through the trash, but is a fluid athlete and can run with tight ends on occasion. 

242. Packers: EDGE Jonathan Garvin, Miami

Grade: B. Explosive athlete with NFL-caliber size. Just lacks bend once he gets to the pass-rushing apex. Worth a seventh-round pick for Green Bay.

243. Titans: CB Chris Jackson, Marshall

Grade: B+. Three years of major ball production. Good, not great length and needs to add weight to his frame. Instinctive and chippy.

244. Vikings: QB Nate Stanley, Iowa

Grade: C. Looks the part. Good arm. Quick release. Plenty of traditional dropbacks on his resume. Accuracy and anticipation lack and he's a statue in the pocket.

245. Buccaneers: RB Raymond Calais, Louisiana-Lafayette

Grade: B+. Small, squatty burner with raw RB qualities but speed to burn defenders down the field. Can be a niche big-play specialist or even a returner in Tampa.

246. Dolphins: WR/RB Malcolm Perry, Navy

Grade: C+. Perry was an option QB in college but has RB-like vision, cutting skills, and good speed. Not much contact balance but reads blocks well. 

247. Giants: CB Chris Williamson, Minnesota

Grade: B-. Length and ball skills make him a worthy selection at this point in the draft. Not a fluid athlete but has good body control to attack the football as it's arriving.

248. Rams: K Sam Sloman, Miami (Ohio)

Grade: D+. Don't think there's a need to draft a kicker, but he had a fine senior season. Made 4 of 5 from 50-plus yards.

249. Vikings: S Brian Cole, Mississippi St. 

Grade: B+. Cole has safety/linebacker versatility and flashes quality range across the field. Above-average movement skills to run in coverage. Slower play-recognition skill.

250. Rams: G Treymayne Anchrum, Clemson

Grade: C. Played OT at Clemson but has short arms and has guard-like athleticism. Lacks in the power department too, but really battles through the whistle.

251. Seahawks: TE Stephen Sullivan, LSU

Grade: A-. Sullivan is a classic late-round flier by Seattle. Former WR turned TE with scary seam-stretching speed and flashes of high-pointing because of leaping ability and enormous catch radius. Still learning the position. 

252. Broncos: WR Tyrie Cleveland, Florida

Grade: C-. Cleveland is another Florida product who tested well but it makes you wonder why he never dominated in college. Good size. Has run the full route tree. Some elusiveness after the catch. Loaded WR room.

253. Vikings: OL Kyle Hinton, Washburn

Grade: A bit off the draft radar but an experienced, chiseled interior blocker with good movement skills and power for the small-school level. 

254. Broncos: EDGE Derrick Tuzska, North Dakota St.

Grade: A-. Probably may favorite pick in Round 7. Tuszka is a high-caliber athlete for the edge-rusher spot and has a refined pass-rush move toolbox. Perfect type to learn from Von Miller and Bradley Chubb as he gets stronger.

255. Giants: LB Tae Crowder, Georgia 

Grade: C-. Pure athleticism flyer for New York here. Came into his own a bit in 2019 but has a ways to go in coverage and defeating blocks to help stop the run. 



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