Re: [patriotzip] When the lockout ends - UDFA - Offense
- WHAT!!! It's not going to be Steven Tyler and J'Lo calling next years draft from the American Idol stage?!?!
Color me depressed.
At 07:54 AM 7/2/2011 -0700, you wrote:
This year, of course, and last year, IIRC, the NFL institutionalized the death of the Golf In The Morning And Draft Starting At Noon, which for some of us was a very fun indeed ritual. Now, it is only a matter of time before the envelopes containing the names of the first round picks are presented along with decolletage and witty teleprompter banter, with such pairings as Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz, or Al Pacino and Lawrence Taylor (early Vegas action is on LY paying Pacino to wear the decolletage).
--- On Fri, 7/1/11, Mark Morse <packy001@...> wrote:
From: Mark Morse <packy001@...>
Subject: [patriotzip] When the lockout ends - UDFA - Offense
To: "Patriot List" <patriots@...>, "Zip List" <email@example.com>
Date: Friday, July 1, 2011, 3:19 PM
Undrafted Free Agents
Once the new CBA is agreed to and signed there will be a flurry of Free Agent
signings. Not only the Un-restricted and Restricted Free Agent veteran players,
but also the college players that went Un- Drafted. This posting will
concentrate on those players that were not selected in this past Aprilâs draft
that I think would make excellent signing by the Patriots.
Remember that Bill Belechick has kept an Un-Drafted Free Agent on his Opening
Day Roster each year, dating back to the signing of Adam Vinatieri.
RB Mario Fannin Auburn 5â10 230 4.37 â I cannot believe Fannin was not drafted.
He reminds me of Patrick Pass, solid build, big and fast with excellent
receiving skills. More of a fullback type that can run between the tackles but
also his blocking is near the level of NFL caliber FB. Had pass receiving
streak of 22 games broken this past year.
C Tim Barnes Missouri 6â4â 300 5.17 Three year starter of 38 consecutive games.
Stocky blocker who centered for 1st round QB selection Blaine Gabbert. Help
lead Mizzou to 10-2 record and a share of Big 12 championship. First team all
Big-12, Rimmington Award watch list
OG Zach Hurd UConn 6â 7â 316 5.28 Massive OG (may be too big to play there in
NFL). Great run blocker who helped set up 4 individual 1000 yrd seasons for
Dustin Brown (2083 yards led nation in 2008) and Jordan Todman.
OT David Mims Virginia Union 6â8â330 5.32 Lost 40 lbs prior to his Pro Day
workout. Dominated D2 for four years. Lacks technique and got away with it vs
lower level completion. Raw and slow out of his stance. Has the size / speed
to play RT in NFL. Project for Dante Scarnecchia???
OT Willie Smith Eastern Carolina 6â 5â 310 5.28 Started last 27 games of his
career helping E Carolina set all sorts of new offensive records. Has good
lateral quickness to pull and trap. Might be considered at OG.
OT Rich Lapham Boston College 6â 8â Lapham started 33 consecutive games until a
knee injury felled him this year. He is a classic BC lineman. He may lack the
footspeed to play RT against speed rushers and may need to move inside to OG.
He is a mauler who helped BC lead the ACC in rushing and Montel Harris to over
3,000 yds in his three years as a starter. Donât forget about this kid, he is
going to make some NFL team.
WR Terrance Tolliver LSU 6â4â 212 4.52 - 25 straight starts (didnât start 1st
game of 2009 because the play called for two TE set). 41 and 47 catches the last
two years and had 5 for 112 yds and 2 TDâs in Cotton Bowl MVP performance.
WR Dane Sanzenbacher Ohio St 5â 11â 182 4.56 Possession receiver that catches
everything thrown to him. He is always in the right place and runs precise
routes. He was team captain, MVP and Bo Rein Most Inspirational Player award
winner at Ohio St. First time the double award was given in 25 years.
Sanzenbacher was a late addition to the Senior Bowl and impressed scouts
immediately. He had a great week and finished with a strong game, despite the
spotty play of the QBs.
WR Jeff Maehl Oregon 6â1â 190 4.56 Led Pac 10 in TD receptions (10) and had 12
TDs and 77 reception in his senior season. He had 24 for career and 178 which
tied the career marks at Oregon. Tall and slender, but a smooth route runner.
Worth the look in camp.
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