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Southwest Mobile Storage - Best Mobile Storage & Office Containers In Henderson, CO

Southwest Mobile Storage is a family-owned shipping container business founded in 1995. Our strength for more than 25 years comes from the specialized knowledge and passion of our people, along with serving over 24,000 commercial, construction and residential customers. Our facility and expertise in maintaining, manufacturing, and delivering corrugated steel containers is unrivaled in the industry.

While the rental side of our business is regional with branches throughout the Southwest, our container sales and modification operations are nationwide and becoming global. Henderson, CO offers a wide selection of portable offices and mobile storage containers you can rent, buy or modify.

Our experts in container rental, sales and customization are committed to providing you the highest quality and best experience from service to delivery - our reputation depends on it.

Whether your need is for storage, office space, moving, multi-purpose or custom use, we've got your back. Here's how:

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NO MATTER YOUR NEED, WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK.

STORE AT YOUR LOCATION

We bring your storage container to you for convenient, easy access at your home, business or jobsite. Plus, you'll get more choice in storage space and better security, for a fraction of the cost of a pod or add on building, saving money and energy.

STORE AT OUR LOCATION

Not enough room to keep a storage container at your business, home or construction site? No problem - we can store it for you. Plus, you get 70% more space and better security, for a fraction of the cost of public storage units.

CUSTOM STORAGE

Need a permanent storage solution for your business, residence or construction? We sell new and used shipping containers in many sizes with a variety of add-ons. Or customize a container to your specific storage needs with our certified fabrication experts.

LOCAL MOVE

Take your time packing with our moving containers. We'll deliver to your business or home and pick it up whenever you're ready to move. So, you don't have to stress about moving or making multiple trips in one day, like if you rented a moving truck.

LONG-DISTANCE MOVE

Our moving container solutions ensure the long-distance move of your home or business is highly efficient and affordable throughout the southwest. In fact, we usually cost 20%-40% less than full-service movers.

MOVING & STORAGE

We understand move-in and move-out dates might be different. We can store your moving container at our highly secure facilities until you're ready to move to your new home or business location, and you can conveniently access it at any time.

OFFICE USE

Whether you need a workspace, conference room, or other office requirement, our ground-mounted mobile offices meet any and all of your business needs. Plus, it's faster and easier than building additions.

BUSINESS USE

If you need your shipping container to serve multiple uses, such as office-storage combos, breakrooms and even utilities, we've got you covered. We'll modify a custom container to fit your business needs and bring your business to the next level

CUSTOM USE

We'll create a custom container to fit your unique needs anywhere in the US. With our container modification expertise, we make any idea a reality. From pop-up stores to multi-story structures, our unrivaled facilities and fabrication experts do it all.

You'll get your own dedicated storage and container expert to serve as your one point of contact for easy, convenient service you can trust.
With our wide selection of intermodal containers for sale and rent, you'll find exactly what you need, from size, to type and condition.
We maintain our rental fleet to the highest standard - our integrity depends on it.
Our certified, experienced Conex container modification experts have more than 500 years combined experience modifying ISO containers.
All of our containers come with high security dual-locking system for no additional charge, so you can rest assured your stored items stay safe and that you don't have to pay extra for it.
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At our unrivaled 90,000 sq ft indoor fabrication facility, ensuring your custom shipping container is made exactly to your specifications.
With our level of service, quality and expertise, you won't find a better value anywhere else.
Our portable offices include lighting and electrical outlets, internet hookups, HVAC and were crafted by our in-house steel container fabrication experts for top-quality construction.

Premium Quality - High Security

With Southwest Mobile Storage, you get much more than a POD or typical Conex box. You also get high security, unparalleled service and unmatched container modification expertise and facilities. No other company offers that much.

Shipping containers and storage containers come in a range of sizes. The most common external lengths are 20ft and 40ft with a width of 8ft. ISO Containers are typically 8ft 6in tall, but high cube containers are 9ft 6in tall. We also have steel containers in a variety of sizes from 10ft long to 45ft long to rent or buy, and we can modify shipping containers into any size you want.

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SMS Mobile Storage Containers have these high quality features:

1/8" thick steel plate bottom side rails
High strength steel supporting cross members
1 1/8" thick hardwood floor with galvanized self-tapping screws
16-gauge corrugated steel walls
16-gauge roof
270-degree swing cargo door(s)
High security dual-locking system*
Spot-grinded, primed & repainted with a beige high-grade water reducible alkyd direct-to-metal enamel*
* Comes standard on all rental units

SMS portable workspace containers have these structural features:

High security window bars, lever & deadbolt set with lock box
Studs & R-19 Insulation covered with wood paneling
1 1/8" marine board floor is covered with a durable single part gray epoxy coating
Dual pane low-E horizontal sliding windows with screens and miniblinds
18 Gauge steel polystyrene core 3-hour fire rated personnel door
All of our workspaces are refurbished grade or better
Exterior load center operating on 100 Amp single phase 230 Volt power
Light switch, receptacles and 4' light fixtures; all wiring is Romex 12/2
CAT-6 voice and data lines with electrical junction box
HVAC units ranging from 1 ton to 2 ton on rentals; ability to customize up to 10 tons of cooling

Having flexible storage containers options is important, but security is crucial to protect your peace of mind and your possessions.

At Southwest Mobile Storage, we don't believe in leaving things to chance. We want you to rest easy knowing your inventory, documents, tools, equipment and other items are safe 24/7. That is why we equip SMS high-security slide bolt locking systems and lockboxes on our entire fleet of rental freight containers.

EVERY ONE OF OUR MOBILE STORAGE CONTAINERS FOR RENT IN Henderson, CO, INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING SAFETY MEASURES:

High-security slide-bolt locking system and extra-long lock box, giving you twice the security and peace of mind.
No holes to ensure your rental shipping container is wind and water-tight.
No rust for your safety.
14-gauge corrugated steel for strength and reinforcement.

Contact us to speak with a helpful, friendly representative to better understand our full range of capabilities. We are happy to answer any questions you have, go over pricing and set up a time and place to deliver your Conex box. Our quotes are 100% free and you are under no obligation to pay for your consultation.

COMMERCIAL STORAGE CONTAINERS TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY IN Henderson, CO

When you own a business or manage one, it's crucial to have efficient, affordable ways to store inventory and supplies, whether it's to grow your business or adapt to changes in the market, like the many caused by the pandemic.

Renting storage containers to keep at your business eliminates the cost and hassles of sending your staff to offsite storage facilities. Steel containers with roll up doors make storing and retrieving items faster and easier. Auto repair shops and other businesses that need easy access throughout the workday to secure storage for tools, parts, equipment or supplies find renting shipping containers to be the best solution for their business storage needs. Southwest Mobile Storage has your back.

 Storage Containers For Rent Henderson, CO

Renting portable offices gives your business more workspace, breakrooms, pop up stores, security booths and more, without the cost and red tape associated with constructing building additions. Plus, a steel storage container fits neatly into one parking space and provides much stronger security than Pods and way more convenience than self-storage units.

If you have a specific need, we can modify shipping containers to build whatever you need to grow your business. Whether it's a portable workspace to run your business, like a pop-up container bar, or a durable facility for scientific research, like a container laboratory, or even a container gym, our unrivaled fabrication facility and modification experts got you covered. Our full-time, in-house staff of certified welders, engineers, electricians, carpenters and painters have over 500 years combined experience modifying thousands of container projects for just about any business use you can imagine.

WHETHER YOUR BUSINESS IS COMMERCIAL, HEALTHCARE, GOVERNMENT OR EDUCATION, OR YOUR INTEREST IS TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY SHIPPING CONTAINERS, SMS HAS YOU COVERED:

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Offsite storage alternatives cause a mess of hassles and headaches. Expanding office space and storage capacity at your location saves time, money and hassle of making multiple trips offsite.
We offer more choice in security, size and features in steel Conex boxes or ISO shipping containers than a public storage unit or Pod for less cost and far greater service.
We offer flexible, month-to-month rental agreements and prorate by the day after your first 28-day billing cycle.
With us, you get a dedicated account manager you can rely on, so you can focus on running your business than waste time with a different person every time you call that doesn't know or care as much.
While other companies may have some staff for modifying containers, most outsource the work, so you don't know who is actually doing the modifications or how much they're marking up the price.
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When you modify a shipping container for your business, you won't have to worry about expensive, lengthy and complicated construction.
We have modified thousands of containers nationwide and internationally for more than 25 years for NASA, US Navy, GCP Applied Technologies, Helix and Sundt to name a few. And rent containers to Amazon, Walmart and many of other nationally recognized brands.
Our extensive staff makes it possible to custom build multiple projects simultaneously and our 90,000 sq ft indoor fabrication facility prevents contaminants from interfering with fabrication, which delivers better quality and precision.

CUSTOM CONTAINERS FOR YOUR HOME IN Henderson, CO

Building additions to your home can be very expensive and requires going through the hassle of securing permits and waiting for construction. You can save money, time and stress by modifying a shipping container instead. Whether you need additional space for a home gym, recreation or storage, we can convert steel containers into anything you can imagine. Our custom container gyms, man-caves or she-sheds, garages and more give you the extra space you need without the hassle, cost and wait that comes with home renovation.

Renting shipping containers for temporary storage, either when moving or dealing with restoration from a fire or flood, provides a secure, convenient way to keep your belongings close for accessing them whenever you need to. Plus, renting mobile storage containers for moving costs less than traditional movers and allows you to take your time packing, reducing the stress that comes from moving. You can also rent portable offices for your home to make working remotely distraction-free.

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HERE'S WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE US TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY A SHIPPING CONTAINER FOR YOUR HOME:

With an extensive in-house staff and 90,000 sq ft container modification facility, we're able to deliver consistently high quality and work on multiple projects simultaneously for a fast turnaround.

Other companies don't have the facility, staff or resources to modify shipping containers and will outsource the work to various shops who may not have the special experience or tools needed to modify the right way.

You can rest assured knowing your custom container is safe in our hands. Our certified weld and quality control inspectors ensure everything is structurally sound and built to your specifications through every step of the process.

Renting a moving container from us makes your move much less stressful because you won't have to rush to pack your whole house into a moving truck in one day. Instead, you can take your time packing over the course of a month.

Our ISO shipping containers are weatherproof and come with vault-like security, so you don't have to worry about theft or damage to your belongings.

You won't get that level of security from U-Haul or other moving truck companies.

Renting a storage container at your home keeps your belongings close and gives you convenient 24/7 access, so you're always able to retrieve the contents of your container when you need to.

We know move in and move out dates don't always line up. We can store your packed rental container at our secure facility until your new home is ready.

With our mobile storage containers for rent in Henderson, CO, you can save up to 40% when compared to full-service long-distance movers, while gaining more flexibility in your schedule.

MOBILE STORAGE CONTAINERS & PORTABLE OFFICES TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY IN Henderson, CO

We know your needs may change suddenly. With our extensive inventory and variety of sizes of portable offices and shipping containers to rent, buy or modify in Henderson, CO, we provide fast service and the best value possible so it's easy for you to get whatever you need when you need it.

Renting storage containers and portable offices from us gives you more flexibility when it comes to your schedule and options. If you don't have enough space at your current location or simply would prefer offsite storage, you can keep your rental storage and office containers at your location or ours - whichever is most convenient for you. You also get more options to choose from when it comes to size and features, like portable offices with divided rooms for private meetings or office/storage combos for storage and office space in one container. All while costing a fraction of the price of a pod or self-storage facility.

You can also buy new or used freight containers from us and choose from a variety of add-ons, including lights, electricity, doors and windows. Or fully customize a shipping container to save time, money and energy by skipping the expensive, lengthy process of constructing building additions. We can modify a Conex box into whatever you can imagine for any use you need, from construction tool cribs to office buildings, monitoring stations, mobile communication towers and much more. The possibilities are endless.

HERE'S HOW WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK:

You'll never face hidden fees or surprises with us. We give you transparent billing up front at the best prices.

With us, you get a reliable, dedicated point of contact, who keeps you updated every step of the way. You can rest assured knowing you'll always get what you need, when you need it.

No other company has the breadth and depth of staff and experience that we do when it comes to modifying shipping containers. Our certified welders, engineers, electricians, plumbers, carpenters and painters have more than 500 years of combined experience in fabricating custom steel containers.

We prorate your rent by the day after the first 28-day billing cycle, so you don't have to pay for a full month when you only have your mobile containers and offices for a few days.

While other companies may be able to do small container modifications, most don't have an in-house fabrication staff or 90,000 sq ft fabrication facility like we do. As a result, they outsource the work on your custom container, so you don't know who's actually building it.

Rest assured knowing your modified shipping container will be built to the highest quality standards. Our certified weld and quality control inspectors check every step of the fabrication process to ensure everything is structurally sound and built to your specifications.

HOW RENTING A STORAGE CONTAINER AND MOBILE OFFICE WORKS

Whether you're in need of a storage container for your commercial business, a portable office for your construction site, or a moving container for your home, our process is simple and straightforward.

Choose Your Container

Choose the mobile storage solution that works best for your needs. In this step, you will let us know the number of containers you need, their sizes and what types of doors to equip.

Choose Your Options

Let us know if you would like to add any of our rental options, like a folding table or shelving.

Choose Your Security

Choose from padlocks, puck locks and other enhanced security options. All of our storage containers come standard with dual-locking, vault-like security.

Choose Your Delivery Timeframe

You can expect standard delivery within 3-5 days of your order. If you need expedited delivery, we will do everything in our power to accommodate your needs.

Pick-Up Planning

Do you need to keep your shipping container at our location? Prefer to have our team deliver your packed container to a location of your choice? Let us know, and we'll be by your side to work out the logistics.

HOW RENTING A STORAGE CONTAINER AND MOBILE OFFICE WORKS

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DETERMINE DESTINATION

Let our team know where we should deliver your mobile storage container for rent in Henderson, CO. Be sure to let us know if there are any special conditions that might prevent our drivers from entering your chosen destination. Before you schedule your delivery, let us know which direction you would like the doors of your container to face.

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SCHEDULE DATE & TIME

Our drivers can deliver your storage container Monday-Friday, between the hours of 6AM and 2PM local time. Our two-hour delivery window is the most precise in the industry. If you desire another delivery time outside of our standard delivery options, we will do our best to accommodate your needs. As a courtesy, our driver will call you at least 30 minutes before they arrive at your drop-off destination.

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PREPARE FOR YOUR MOBILE STORAGE CONTAINER DELIVERY

Before we deliver your Conex box, prepare your delivery area by ensuring that there are no low overhangs, arches, wires, trees or any other obstacles that could interfere with your delivery. It's a good idea to mark the space where you would like your steel container placed.

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DELIVERY & SETUP

When our driver arrives, they will back our truck into the space where you would like your shipping container placed. Once we arrive, we will ensure that your container is delivered safely and securely. If placed on asphalt or pavement, we will use wood dunnage pads to make sure your ground surface is protected and the container is level.

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Ohio State football: Tony Alford dishes on talented RB room led by TreVeyon Henderson

This offseason, a fair amount of the talk regarding Ohio State's offense has surrounded returning quarterback C.J. Stroud, a frontrunner to win the Heisman Trophy and a candidate to go No. 1 overall in the 2023 NFL Draft. But the Buckeyes also will field a great group of running backs in the backfield with Stroud, led by sophomore ...

This offseason, a fair amount of the talk regarding Ohio State's offense has surrounded returning quarterback C.J. Stroud, a frontrunner to win the Heisman Trophy and a candidate to go No. 1 overall in the 2023 NFL Draft. But the Buckeyes also will field a great group of running backs in the backfield with Stroud, led by sophomore TreVeyon Henderson, a former 5-star recruit according to the industry-generated 247Sports Composite.

Henderson somehow exceeded massive expectations last season as a true freshman, running for 1,248 yards on 6.8 yards per carry with 15 touchdowns while also making 27 receptions for 312 yards and four more scores. He looks the part of a clear future first-round pick himself, and Ohio State should have solid depth as well with the likes of Evan Pryor and Miyan Williams also in the fold.

Opponents will not be able to load the box due to Stroud and Ohio State's passing game, so that means Henderson and Co. will rack up yards at an impressive rate. Running backs coach Tony Alford has a ton to work with.

Coming out of the spring, Alford spoke with reporters — including 247Sports affiliate Bucknuts — about Henderson's progress, hanging onto Williams and more; below is a transcript of his comments, lightly edited for clarity and brevity.

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On the running back room in general and retaining Williams:

"Yeah, it's a good room. I love being around them. They're good dudes and good guys who are fun to be around. It's fun to come to work with them every day. You don't have to worry about a bunch of foolishness going on. Guys take care of business and they all can play obviously. So we've gotta find a way to get them all touches and all on the field. As far as people are worried about Miyan, I had a handle on that the entire time. Miyan and I have a close relationship, as I do with his mother. So that was fine."

On redshirt freshman Evan Pryor:

"He had a really good spring and developed the way we wanted him to. He needed to gain some weight. That was a priority to him and to us, and he did that. He bought in — the full, complete buy-in of what we were trying to get done. He had a really good spring and a good spring of development. It's finally starting to show some things that we thought he could do for our offense. So really excited about where he's headed. Like you said, he had a good spring. So excited to see where he goes in the summer months."

On Henderson:

"Well, just to continue to learn our offense and to entrench him more and more as far as his football IQ into our offense. I challenged him about some pass protection stuff, which I think he did in the spring. He's getting stronger. I think that he was worn down by the end of the year. Just gotta remember, he was a kid — much like Evan — who did not play his senior year in high school. So you go from junior year, skip a year, got into the fall. And I think by the end of the season, Tre was worn out. I know he has gotten stronger with coach (strength coach) Mick (Marotti) and that program. He's becoming more of a leader, which I asked him to do and will continue to ask him to do. Accountability has never been an issue and never will be. So yeah, I think that he had a good spring as far as his pass protection things. He's starting to learn the offense and become more comfortable and more entrenched in what we're doing."

On Henderson using NIL money to help his mother, Lakeesha:

"First of all, Lakeesha is awesome. What she has done — and there's other people involved there, his grandmother who I am close to and some of his coaches at his high school — but what Lakeesha has done with her three sons. He's got his brother at Virginia [Ronnie Walker Jr.] and he's got the younger brother Kesean. What she has done with those boys is amazing. The respect that they have for her is really a sight to see. I can definitely see how he would want to take care of her. At the same time, she's a mom who wants the best for kids. She demands a lot. She expects a lot. Those kids so far have done those things."

On the lack of buzz for Ohio State's running backs compared to quarterback and receiver:

"With all due respect, they don't need to talk about us. The less, the better. That's for the fans to do — to talk about it, it gives them something to chew on if you will. Our job is to go play ball. Take care of your business off the field, academically, socially, all those things, and just go play ball. Just continue to improve on your skill set and be the best player you can be for our football team. Then people talk about you. When need be, you'll be spoken about. Until then, put your head down and go to work. Because here's what I'm gonna say when people talk about you: They can flip on you just as quickly. We've all been there too. So don't worry about what people are saying, good or bad. Appreciate what people do and say and keep it moving."

On keeping everyone happy in the transfer portal era:

"It can be challenging at times, but I think it goes back to a couple of things. One, it goes back to the belief system that a young man has and his family has that you can develop their son, their kid, that you can develop him as a player and as a man. And two, this is a very transparent program. The brotherhood is very strong here. And so I think it's that guys kind of feel entrenched here. This is a family here. So to leave is hard at times. I understand the portal. I get it.

"As far as coaching-wise though, it can be challenging at times because you feel like you're re-recruiting your room every week, and to some degree you are. But as long as there are transparent relationships going on, we're all on the same page as far as communicating what's going on, there's not really a lot that you can't work through. I mean, that's the best I can tell you. The highs and lows of the portal are what they are. It's not going to change any time soon as far as I'm aware of. I'm not on the rules committee. But we are who we are, and guys gotta play. If you practice the appropriately and do the things you're supposed to do and play winning football, then we have to find ways. I have to find ways to get my guys on the field."

On Williams:

"You gotta get Big Miyan on the ground. The guy is only like three feet tall, so you don't have a lot of surface area to hit. No, in all sincerity, Miyan is a really, really good player. The way he gets his yards is different than the way that Evan or even Tre are gonna get their yards. Where they have enough speed to get around you, Miyan has gotta run through you. He's hard to get on the ground. And I think when you watch running backs in a setting where they are not tackling — where it's tag off and those kinds of things if you were to come and watch a practice — [you can get him]. You still gotta get him on the ground [in a real game]. He has got to just make sure he's running vertically. He can't go side to side. He has gotta go downhill. When ge gets a chance to get his pads going downhill, he's gotta do it."

On if he can design plays around his running backs' special skill sets:

"We're gonna run our offense. Within the confines of our offense, some guys are better suited for this, some guys are better suited for that. This spring, we haven't discussed exactly how we're gonna disperse everything. We are gonna run what we run. So all of you have gotta be adept at this, because this is what we're doing. Now, if all of a sudden we want to go do this, maybe we want to get the ball on the perimeter more, maybe that's advantageous for Evan Pryor maybe than running tight zone. Not that we can't run tight zone, not that Miyan can't run around on the perimeter — but who's more adept at it?"

Ten NFL rookies in the best situations to succeed in 2022 and beyond

With the 2022 NFL Draft in the rearview, former NFL personnel executive Marc Ross surveys the landing spots of this year's prospects, identifying 10 rookies in the most favorable positions to succeed in 2022 and beyond.Drafted: Round 1, No. 20 overallLike Pitt product James Conner before him, Pickett has the luxury of not only staying in the same city but in the same facility as he transit...

With the 2022 NFL Draft in the rearview, former NFL personnel executive Marc Ross surveys the landing spots of this year's prospects, identifying 10 rookies in the most favorable positions to succeed in 2022 and beyond.

Drafted: Round 1, No. 20 overall

Like Pitt product James Conner before him, Pickett has the luxury of not only staying in the same city but in the same facility as he transitions to the NFL. This familiarity will allow Pickett to focus on football and competing for the Steelers' QB1 job.

Pittsburgh has the stability -- from the coaching staff to the playmakers on both offense and defense -- to help Pickett succeed no matter when he steps on the field. He has all the tools as an athletic passer to help the Steelers win games as a piece of the puzzle in Matt Canada's offense. Perhaps most importantly, he has the confidence and moxie to win over the locker room and coaching staff.

Drafted: Round 2, No. 51 overall

This is one of the most unique situations I've seen throughout all of my years in the NFL. Longtime Eagles center and five-time Pro Bowler Jason Kelce helped scout and find his eventual replacement -- essentially giving Jurgens his seal of approval.

"I knew we were taking him," Kelce, who just signed a one-year deal with the Eagles, told Bleacher Report. "So, this is my favorite player in the draft. I'm not just saying that because we picked him. The Eagles have been using me to evaluate some of the centers coming out, and of all the guys that I've looked at like for the past two to three years, out of all the guys that compare the most to myself, this guy is him.

"This guy is a freak athletically. He has the best chance to be a difference-maker at the center position. I like this kid a lot. I really do."

It's rare that a player openly campaigns for his successor. Jurgens, an extremely athletic center whose playing style is similar to Kelce's, has the opportunity to learn from one of the best at the position before taking over down the line. With the veteran in Jurgens' corner, this should be a somewhat-seamless transition into the NFL.

Drafted: Round 1, No. 23 overall

The Bills' defense is stacked from front to back after the free-agent signing of two-time Super Bowl champion Von Miller and the first-round selection of this playmaking cornerback. Elam joins a back end that already features two players with All-Pro designations on the résumé (corner Tre'Davious White and safety Jordan Poyer) and one with Pro Bowl experience (safety Micah Hyde), allowing Elam to simply step in and fill a role. That's a best-case scenario for this Florida product, who allowed a 55.6 pass rating when targeted from 2019 through 2021, trailing only Sauce Gardner in the FBS during that time span (min. 100 targets, per Pro Football Focus).

Elam will get a lot of attention playing opposite White, but the do-it-all rookie's skill set and confidence will help him rise to the occasion without having to be The Guy for a team with serious Super Bowl aspirations.

Drafted: Round 1, No. 11 overall

New Orleans sorely needed another playmaker in the aerial attack after finishing dead last in passing yards per game (187.4) in 2021, and the contemporary Saints have typically been at their best when they have a vertical threat (SEE: Devery Henderson and Robert Meachem). So it makes perfect sense that Mickey Loomis and Co. had their eyes on Olave, whose exceptional speed (4.39-second 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine), hands and route-running ability will be on full display under offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael Jr., who's been in that role with the team since the Super Bowl-winning 2009 season.

With one of Jameis Winston's biggest strengths being his downfield-passing ability, Olave has the perfect opportunity to make plays and become a game-changer from Day 1 as a field-stretcher.

Drafted: Round 1, No. 25 overall

This might not be the sexiest pick, but Baltimore is the perfect place for Linderbaum -- who, in my opinion, is the best interior offensive lineman in this draft class. Linderbaum joins a run-first offense in which he'll thrive, as he earned a 96.6 run-blocking grade from Pro Football Focus in 2021, leading all Power Five O-linemen with at least 200 offensive snaps.

The Ravens got premier work from eight-time Pro Bowl guard Marshal Yanda over 13 seasons, so it was wise to go back to the Iowa well.

Drafted: Round 1, No. 2 overall

Hutchinson's transition should be nearly seamless as he stays in Michigan. Coming into the league with a polished skill set and immense talent, this Wolverines product is poised to wreak havoc for a Lions defensive front that desperately needed more juice. From Day 1, he'll step in as the best player on the defense, feeding off the energy Dan Campbell exudes and immediately raising the level of everyone around him.

This was a best-case scenario for Detroit -- and it will be for Hutchinson, too. The proof will be apparent early on and could result in Defensive Rookie of the Year honors come February.

Drafted: Round 2, No. 54 overall

My favorite player in this draft, Moore lands in an offense where he will often be Patrick Mahomes' second or third option in the passing game. Andy Reid did the most with Brian Westbrook in Philadelphia, and I see him using Moore in an equally creative way thanks to the rookie's run-after-catch ability and precise route-running skills.

This offense will look different without speedster Tyreek Hill, but Moore will help it stay explosive and competitive in the AFC.

Drafted: Round 2, No. 45 overall

OK, this might not be an instant impact, but the longer play is extremely promising. The Ravens have regularly developed playmakers and produced Pro Bowlers, and the defense is stable enough in the short term to allow Ojabo time to recover from his Achilles injury.

The second-round pick is in a perfect situation as he reunites with new Ravens defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald, who helped Ojabo blossom into a double-digit sack menace in 2021 at Michigan. With a full recovery and time to refine his skill set, Ojabo should wreak havoc off the edge early in his career.

Drafted: Round 2, No. 64 overall

The Broncos already had a pair of dynamic pass rushers in Bradley Chubb and Randy Gregory -- assuming they are healthy and available. With these two vets eating up the attention, Bonitto can really be a specialist pass rusher in his rookie campaign who brings energy and speed off the edge to get into the offensive backfield. He and the rest of the Broncos' pass rusher should regularly have opportunities to create pressure with an improved offense, which averaged fewer than 20 points per game in 2021, that is poised to score more points with the addition of an elite quarterback in Russell Wilson.

Drafted: Round 3, No. 101 overall

Ruckert is very talented but didn't get the attention he deserved in the draft process due to his lack of production. He had just 54 targets in four seasons at Ohio State but scored at least three receiving touchdowns in each of the last three seasons. That happens when you play with a pair of first-round draft picks (receivers Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson -- also drafted by NYJ). However, he plays his role extremely well, making big plays in the pass game when called upon (SEE: One-handed TD catch in Big Ten title game) and helping pave the way for Michael Carter and Breece Hall in the run game as an exceptional blocker. Even joining a crowded tight end room after the Jets signed Tyler Conklin and C.J. Uzomah this offseason, Ruckert is a player who will blossom at the next level.

Here are the nominees for the 2022 ATHENA Award in Henderson County

The Henderson County Chamber of Commerce, along with the ATHENA Committee and sponsoring partners, have announced the nominees for the 15th annual ATHENA Award presented in memory of Vanessa W. Mintz.The nominees are Vivian Bolaños, Pauline Carpenter, Crystal Cauley, Andriana Chavela and Dr. Amy Siegler.The nominees will be honored at a reception presented by Judy Stroud – State Farm Insurance, on Tuesday, May 17. The recipient of the 15th Annual ATHENA Award presented in memory of Vanessa Y. Mintz w...

The Henderson County Chamber of Commerce, along with the ATHENA Committee and sponsoring partners, have announced the nominees for the 15th annual ATHENA Award presented in memory of Vanessa W. Mintz.

The nominees are Vivian Bolaños, Pauline Carpenter, Crystal Cauley, Andriana Chavela and Dr. Amy Siegler.

The nominees will be honored at a reception presented by Judy Stroud – State Farm Insurance, on Tuesday, May 17. The recipient of the 15th Annual ATHENA Award presented in memory of Vanessa Y. Mintz will be announced at the Business and Professional Women’s Luncheon on Thursday, May 19 at the Blue Ridge Community College Conference Hall.

The ATHENA Award honors individuals who strive toward the highest levels of personal and professional accomplishments, who excel in their chosen field, devote time and energy to their community in a meaningful way and forge paths of leadership for other women to follow, according to a news release from the Chamber of Commerce.

The ATHENA Award is presented by Pardee UNC Health Care, with support from Optimum and Judy Stroud – State Farm Insurance.

The award is co-sponsored by the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce. The Business and Professional Women’s Luncheon is hosted as part of the Henderson County Chamber’s Small Business Week celebration to honor the work that women are doing in area businesses and the community. This year’s luncheon will feature keynote speaker, Micaela Isler, Executive Director of the National Association of Business Political Action Committees.

“The ATHENA Program is a way to honor and celebrate the contributions individuals in our community have made to the cause of women’s leadership,” said committee chair and 2018 recipient, Lee Henderson-Hill. “When you look at the history of Henderson County, you see how much of how our community is shaped today as a result of female leadership. We want to celebrate and continue that work.”

Kathy Streeter Morgan, the first female chief of the Henderson County Rescue Squad, was the recipient of the 2021 ATHENA award.

The ATHENA of Henderson County programming will continue throughout the year with the Leadership Breakfast hosted in the fall 2022, and quarterly women-centric networking events, Empower Hours, hosted throughout the year. The next Empower Hour will be held on June 21 at The People’s Museum.

For more information on the ATHENA Award and related programs, or to make reservations to the Business and Professional Women’s Luncheon, call the Chamber at 828-692-1413.

"Incredible finish" - Jordan Henderson and Jurgen Klopp react to Sadio Mane's goal

Jordan Henderson and Jurgen Klopp have praised Sadio Mane for his amazing header that won Liverpool the game against ...

Jordan Henderson and Jurgen Klopp have praised Sadio Mane for his amazing header that won Liverpool the game against Aston Villa.

Speaking in his post-match interview, as cited by Anfield Watch's Twitter account, Henderson jokingly attributed Mane's goal to the amount of time he spends in the gym.

"His performances are always incredible, it's all the gym work he does to generate the power in that header! That got us the three points. We keep going," said Henderson.

"Sadio Mane's performances have always been incredible. The amount of work he does for the team off the ball, defending at the end but he also has the quality in and around the box. It was an incredible finish and he gets us the three points."

Klopp also spoke about Mane's goal, as cited by Anfield Watch's Twitter account, saying how impressed he was with Luis Diaz and Sadio's link-up play for the goal.

"The whole situation was class. It was top class. Luis crossing in a moment when nobody expected it apart from Sadio," Klopp said.

"We did not have time to train and work on it and I am happy in this moment he pretended to shoot and crossed. It is difficult for the goalie and all of a sudden he puts his head there and it is nice and soft but it was a goal."

Anfield Watch Verdict

Mane has come in clutch once again. Ever since he returned from AFCON, he has been a man possessed. He is also thriving in his new false nine role.

Thankfully this form is coming now as with two finals on the horizon, we need all of our front players firing on all cylinders.

Hopefully, he can keep this up as he and Diaz will be a handful for any team to face.

If Mohamed Salah can also refind his form from earlier this season, Chelsea, Southampton, Wolves and Real Madrid better watch out.

Trans mutant Escapade joins the Marvel Universe in June

Escapade debuts in Marvel's Voices: Pride #1. Art by Ro Stein and Ted Brandt. (Image credit: Marvel Comics) For its annual Pride Month celebration, this year Marvel Comics will introduce a brand new character in Marvel's Voices: Pride #1 – Shela Sexton, aka Escapade, a trans mutant with a really cool power. Co-created by writer Charlie Jane Anders and artists Ro Stein and Ted Brandt, Escapade can instantaneously switch locations or trade any specific physical or abstract attribute with another person, including items, power...

Escapade debuts in Marvel's Voices: Pride #1. Art by Ro Stein and Ted Brandt. (Image credit: Marvel Comics)

For its annual Pride Month celebration, this year Marvel Comics will introduce a brand new character in Marvel's Voices: Pride #1 – Shela Sexton, aka Escapade, a trans mutant with a really cool power. Co-created by writer Charlie Jane Anders and artists Ro Stein and Ted Brandt, Escapade can instantaneously switch locations or trade any specific physical or abstract attribute with another person, including items, powers, and skills.

However, Escapade can't use her powers at will. She can only maintain her powers for a few hours and has to be within seven feet of her target, which is a very short range. Plus, there's every opportunity for things to go awry – the more complicated the switch, the more likely the flub.

But Escapade isn't acting alone. She has a super stocked tool belt and a very tech-savvy best friend, Morgan Red. The pair are professional thieves on a winning streak, but in Marvel's Voices: Pride #1, Shela meets Emma Frost and Destiny, and everything changes.

"I have loved the Marvel Universe for as long as I can remember, and may or may not sing the Spider-Man cartoon theme in the shower on a regular basis. So I was so thrilled to be able to introduce a brand-new hero to stand alongside all of my favorites," Anders says in Escapades' reveal announcement. "I hope that Escapade and Morgan Red will inspire trans and non-binary people everywhere to believe that they, too, can fight for justice with the power of creativity and chosen family."

"Now more than ever, we need a hero like Shela Sexton for people to look up to," Brandt adds. "It was a real honor and a privilege to be a part of her creation process!"

Stein agrees, stating, "It's very exciting to be part of bringing a new character into Marvel comics. Working with Charlie Jane's script was a lot of fun, and I hope people enjoy reading about Escapade as much as we did putting together her first outing on the page."

Marvel's Voices: Pride #1 will introduce Escapade and Morgan Red, and set the pair up to join the broader Marvel Universe through the X-Men. Marvel says there's a deadly prophecy involved, and Escapade will be joining New Mutants through a special arc written by Anders.

In addition to writing by Anders and art by Stein and Brandt, Escapade's tale in Marvel's Voices: Pride #1 will feature colors by Tamra Bonvillain. Additional contributors to the anthology-style issue include Christopher Cantwell, Andrew Wheeler, Alyssa Wong, Grace Freud, Ira Madison III, Danny Lore, Stephen Byrne, Lorenzo Suzi, Brittney Williams, Kei Zama, Scott B. Henderson and Lucas Werneck.

Marvel's Voices: Pride #1 will be released June 22, with a main cover by Nick Robles.

What we want to know is where Escapade falls in the four major X-Men mutant classifications.

Samantha Puc (she/they) is an editor at Newsarama and an avid comics fan. Their writing has been featured on Refinery29, Bitch Media, them., The Beat, The Mary Sue, and elsewhere. She is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative nonfiction at The New School.

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