Archive for April, 2010

Looking for redemptionThe 2010 NFL Draft is in the books yet not all the stories have been told.  There were a number of surprising picks, trades which never happened and players who overcame red flags.  Here’s a look at some of the recent notes that have filtered in since Sunday concerning many of these issues.

– Once the Buffalo Bills selected CJ Spiller with the 9th pick of the draft most figured the career of Marshawn Lynch was finished with the organization.  In fact a number of franchises contacted Buffalo about the availability of Lynch but the Bills shot down every offer put in front of them.  While you should never say never, it looks at this point as though the Bills will keep Lynch and use him as part of a running back rotation this season.

– Most sources have Hawaii linebacker Brashton Satele signing a free agent contract with the Oakland Raiders.  And while Satele did sign the contract offered to him by the organization, Oakland reneged and did not execute the contract.  As a result Satele was a man with no roster spot as most teams around the league loaded up on undrafted free agents and maxed out their 80 man rosters.  Satele was invited for a try out with the New York Jets next week and could eventually find a way onto a roster.

– Prior to the draft we were told a knee injury was sending up red flags for linebacker Sean Lee.  Ironically the knee in question was not his surgically repaired right knee rather an injury to his left knee which put him on the sidelines for a number of games last season.  In the end everything turned out fine as the Dallas Cowboys, who have some of the strictest guidelines when it comes to the physical well being of draft picks, traded up in order to acquire Lee.

–  Speaking of trading up to acquire Lee, sources have told us the Jacksonville Jaguars thought they had a deal in place with the Philadelphia Eagles for the 23rd pick of round two.  Jacksonville was set to grab Lee, a player the team loved as we alerted readers back on April 22nd.  In the end Dallas offered the Eagles more in return for the selection.

– As far as the Jacksonville Jaguars are concerned, one of the gems of this years’ draft for the organization was coming away linebacker Kirk Morrison for what amounted to swapping their 4th round selection with the Oakland Raiders for a 5th rounder.  The team feels Morrison immediately bolsters a sagging linebacker core and feel this is one of the better trades the team has made in its’ history.

– Defensive tackle D’Anthony Smith got a wrap for taking plays off and it was a bit of a surprise when the Jacksonville Jaguars selected him in round three.  The team on the other hand is not concerned.  Considering the number of wild shootouts Louisiana Tech was involved in last season and the number of plays Smith was on the field, the Jaguars felt it was inevitable that he, or anyone else for that matter, would wear down.

– On April 23rd we alerted readers to the interest the Miami Dolphins were showing in safety Robert Johnson of Utah.  In fact the Dolphins were prepared to take Johnson in round five but were beaten to the punch as the Tennessee Titans selected the safety in the middle of the frame.  Miami responded quickly by trading up to the 32nd selection of round five then taking Georgia junior Reshad Jones.  Miami made the move as they were afraid of getting shut out from the top prospects at the position that were still available.

Its’ the feeding frenzy after the draft as teams go unabated to sign the available, undrafted players.  For the next week we will update this list as best we can to bring you the information as to where many of the prospects end up.  Updated 4-25/3:30PM



Buffalo Bills: Joique Bell, RB Wayne St., Dom Harris, S Temple, Naaman Roosevelt, WR Buffalo, Donald Jones, WR Youngstown St.,

Miami Dolphins: Marlon Moore, WR Fresno St., Roberto Wallace, WR- San Diego St,Travis Ivey, DT, Maryland; AJ Wallace, CB, Penn State; Vince Oghobaase, DT, Duke; Jonathan Amaya, DB, Nevada

New England Patriots: Bryan Anderson, WR Central Michigan, Sergio Brown, S Notre Dame,

New York Jets: Charlie Tanner, OG Texas; Kevin Basped, DE Nevada; Jeff Cumberland, TE Illinois; Keith Buckman, OL, North Dakota State; Philip Kirkland, WR Bethune-Cookman; Cory Reamer, LB Alabama; Mick Williams, DT Pitt. Marcus Ezeff, DB Cal (workout)


Baltimore Ravens: Mike McLaughlin, LB Boston College, Prince Miller, CB Georgia, Albert McClellan, DE Marshall, Curtis Steele, RB Memphis, Josh Morris, CB Weber St., Morgan Cox, LS Tennessee

Cincinnati Bengals: Jeff Cottam, TE Tennessee, Vincent Rey, LB Duke,

Cleveland Browns: Casey Bender, OT South Dakota St., Jon Dempsey, LB Louisville, Troy Wagner, TE Indiana, Joel Reinder, OT Waterloo, Auston English, DE Oklahoma

Pittsburgh Steelers: Coddrow Thompson, DT Virginia Tech, Dorian Brooks, OL James Madison,


Houston Texas: Steve Maneri, TE Temple, Tyler Sheehan, QB Bowling Green

Indianapolis Colts: Blair White, WR Michigan St., Tim Hiller, QB Western Michigan

Jacksonville Jaguars: Chad Kackert, RB New Hampshire, Robert Malone, P Fresno St., John Estes, C Hawaii, Kevin Haslem, OT Rutgers, Chris McGaha, WR Arizona St., Kyle Bosworth, LB UCLA, Chris Hawkins, CB LSU, Trevor Harris, QB Edinboro,
Josh Gordy, CB Central Michigan

Tennessee Titans: Stafon Johnson, RB USC, Kevin Matthews, C Texas A&M
Gerald Harris, TE Ole Miss


Denver Broncos: Riar Geer, TE Colorado, Alric Arnett, WR WVU,

Oakland Raiders: Manase Tonga, RB BYU, Andre Anderson, FB Tulane

San Diego Chargers: Seyi Ajirotutu, WR Fresno St., Jeremy Williams, WR Tulane

Kansas City Chiefs:


Dallas Cowboys: Matt Nichols, QB Eastern Washington, Lonyae Miller, RB Fresno St., Barry Church, S Toledo

New York Giants: Duke Calhoun, WR Memphis, Nate Collins, DL Virginia,

Philadelphia Eagles: Josh Morris, CB Weber State, Patrick Simmonds, WR Colgate

Washington Redskins: Daryll Clark, QB Penn State,


Chicago Bears: Cornelius Browns, CB Bears, Freddie Barnes, WR Bowling Green, Matt Mayberry, LB Indiana,

Detroit Lions: Aaron Berry CB Pittsburgh,

Green Bay Packers: Chastin West, WR Fresno St., Sam Shields, CB Miami, Jeff Moturi, WR UTEP, Chris Campbell, OT E. Illinois, Noah Shepard, QB South Dakota, Quinn Porter, RB Stillman, Tory Harrison, RB S. Mississippi, Tim Knicky, LB Stephen F. Austin, John Russell, DE Wake Forest, Robert Vaughn, S UConn, Alex Joseph, LB Temple, Frank Zombo, DE Central Michigan

Minnesota Vikings: Lee Campbell, ILB Minnesota (workout),


Atlanta Falcons: Tim Buckley, QB-S Alcorn St, Colin Peek, TE Alabama,

Carolina Panthers: Andrew George, TE BYU, Matt O’Hanlan, S Nebraska
Andre Neblett, DT Temple,

New Orleans Saints: Junior Galette, DE Stillman, Harry Coleman, S LSU, Clint Gresham, LS TCU, Jason Beauchamp, LB UNLV, Brandon Carter, OG Texas Tech, Ekom Udofia, NT Stanford, Jay Ross, DT E.Carolina, Marcel Young, S Jackson State,

Tampa Bay Bucs: Preston Parker, WR N. Alabama, Rico McCoy, LB Tennessee, Jeron Mastrud, TE Kansas St., Jevan Snead, QB Ole Miss, Sergio Render, G Virginia Tech, Cassius Vaughn, CB Mississippi, 


Arizona Cardinals: Max Hall, QB BYU, A.J. Jefferson, CB Fresno St., Stephen Williams, WR Toledo, Devin Tyler, OT Temple

San Francisco 49ers: Jarrett Brown, QB WVU, Patrick Stoudamire, CB Western Illinois, LaGarrette Blount, RB Oregon

Seattle Seahawks: Jeff Byers, C USC
Josh Pinkard, CB USC, Reggie Carter, LB UCLA, DeMarcus Granger, DT Oklahoma, Quintin Hancock, WR Tennessee, Partrick Devenny, TE Colorado, Robert Rose, DE Ohio St., Joe Pawelek, LB Baylor, James Brindley, S Utah St., Kevin Dixon, LB Troy,
Adrian Martinez, OG Colorado St., Jacob Phillips, OT Belhaven, Marcus Brown, CB Arkansas St., Will Harris, S USC

St Louis Rams: Brandon McRae, WR Mississippi St, Thaddeus Lewis, QB Duke, Simoni Lawrence, LB Minnesota,


* Scott Sicko/TE/New Hampshire, turned down an offer from the Dallas Cowboys and has decided to attend graduate school.  Several personnel people from the organization spoke with Sicko, telling him how much they wanted him to join the team.  While they did not guarantee Sicko a roster spot they did tell him the team keeps four tight ends and he would likely make the active roster.

With 2010 NFL Draft now complete there are still a number of talented prospects available to be signed as free agents.  In order here are the best players still available.

Full NamePosSchool
Rahim AlemDELSU
Colin PeekTEAlabama
Aleric MullinsDTNorth Carolina
Darian StewartSSouth Carolina
Jarrett BrownQBWest Virginia
Blair WhiteWRMichigan State
Jevan SneadQBMississippi
Harry ColemanSLSU
Jeremy WilliamsWRTulane
Brandon LangDETroy State
Chris BrownRBOklahoma
A.J. JeffersonCBFresno State
Brandon BanksWRKansas State
Jason BeauchampOLBUNLV
Lonyae MillerRBFresno State
Rashawn JacksonFBVirginia
Justin ColeOLBSan Jose State
Scott LongWRLouisville
Greg MiddletonDEIndiana
Lucien AntoineSOklahoma State
Ciron BlackTLSU
Malcolm SheppardDTArkansas
Chris McGahaWRArizona State
Mike McLaughlinILBBoston College
Andre DixonRBConnecticut
Chris HawkinsCBLSU
Vareion HodgeWRMississippi
Barry ChurchSToledo
Jared PerryWRMissouri
Antonio ColemanOLBAuburn
Brandon CarterGTexas Tech
Verran TuckerWRCalifornia
Nate CollinsDTVirginia
Kurtis GregoryGMissouri
Lindsey WittenDEConnecticut
Kyle BosworthOLBUCLA
Tony WashingtonTAbilene Christian
Matt ClappFBOklahoma
Donovan WarrenCBMichigan
Keith TostonRBOklahoma State
Kyle McCartheySNotre Dame
Alric ArnettWRWest Virginia
Leigh TiffinPKAlabama
Marlon WilliamsOLBTexas Tech
Jaron MastrudTEKansas State
Devin RossCBArizona
Adam UlatoskiTTexas
Chris MarinelliGStanford
Keaton KristickOLBOregon State
Seyi AjirotutuWRFresno State
George JohnsonDERutgers
Steve ManeriTETemple
Chris CarterWRCal-Davis
Brett SwensonPKMichigan State
Brian JacksonCBOklahoma
Jeffrey FitzgeraldDEKansas State
John EstesCHawaii
Alex DanielsOLBCincinnati
Bryan AndersonWRCentral Michigan
Danario AlexanderWRMissouri
Kevin HaslamGRutgers
Kion WilsonOLBSouth Florida
LeGarrette BlountRBOregon
Vince OghobaaseDTDuke
Chris CampbellTEastern Illinois
Charles AlexanderDTLSU
Manase TongaFBBYU
Stephan VirgilCBVirginia Tech
Jake RicksDTAuburn
Aaron WebsterSCincinnati
Alex ParsonsGUSC
Brandon JamesRBFlorida
Simoni LawrenceOLBMinnesota
Cory JacksonFBMaryland
Donald JonesWRYoungstown State
Vincent ReyILBDuke
Dorian BrooksGJames Madison
Chris ChancellorCBClemson
Javarris JamesRBMiami-Fl
Tim KnickyOLBStephen F. Austin
Jonathan AmayaSNevada
Joe PawelekILBBaylor
Rafael PriestCBTCU
Joique BellRBWayne State
Sam MaxwellOLBKentucky
Freddie BarnesWRBowling Green
Albert McClellanDEMarshall
Lorenzo WashingtonDTAlabama
Brandon MinorRBMichigan
Thaddeus LewisQBDuke
William RoseFBFlorida Atlantic
Cornelius BrownCBUTEP
Chris BellWRNorfolk State
Nicholas HowellTUSC
Micah JohnsonILBKentucky
Jeff ByersGUSC
Alex JosephILBTemple
Jay RossDTEast Carolina
Stephen WilliamsWRToledo
Keiland WilliamsRBLSU
Carl IhenachoDESan Jose State
David NelsonWRFlorida
Richard DicksonTELSU
Mike TepperTCalifornia
Marshay GreenCBMississippi
Anderson RussellSOhio State
Patrick StoudamireCBWestern Illinois
Austin HowardTNorthern Iowa
Charlie TannerGTexas
Terrell HudginsWRElon
James RuffinDENorthern Iowa
Terrell SkinnerSMaryland
Sergio RenderGVirginia Tech
Richie BrockelFBBoise State
Kevin BaspedDENevada
Naaman RooseveltWRBuffalo

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