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Jeremy
04-30-2007, 03:00 PM
11 UDFAs (http://post-gazette.com/pg/07120/782226-66.stm)

Two players from DII powerhouse Grand Valley State.

SteelersTilIDie
04-30-2007, 03:08 PM
It is good that they are trying so many people out in their system. The will probably find some people on that list that are worth keeping or taxi-squadding

onthebus36
04-30-2007, 03:21 PM
Clearly these 11 have been talking to the team for a while so the fact that we didn't pick up a running back in the draft but picked up three today is interesting.

We clearly had opportunities to pick up a back during the draft so what is it they saw in these backs?

Livinginthe past
04-30-2007, 03:48 PM
We clearly had opportunities to pick up a back during the draft so what is it they saw in these backs?

Probably the fact that they didn't cost a draft pick.

Seems like an exercise in futility when you have John 'Can' Kuhn almost on the roster.

Preacher
04-30-2007, 05:33 PM
I read somewhere that they are still looking for a second back... and that they were going to put a LOT of RB's on the roster right after the draft, looking for one that could take some carries.

I don't like it myself. However, I guess I can understand it. If they are switching schemes, then need who they need... but I still wish I would have seen M. Bush come to us in the 3rd.

Steelerstrength
04-30-2007, 06:35 PM
A few tall receivers, 6'3" and 205 ish, and another tall TE. It appears that Tomlin is really going to open up the offense in a two to three TE formation, at times. Would love to see one of the tall receivers make the team. Hope someone has the talent.

Robbins was a DE. It appears that he did play some FB in high school.

Jones was expected to be drafted in the 6th or 7th round. 6'4" 282 with a 4.7 is not bad at all for a DE. He might be able to play OLB with that speed combined with dropping a few lbs. A tweener that I hope makes the team.

I'm shocked by the pick-up of Russell. He ran a 4.8 and weighed in at 229 and is just 5'10". His bench of 225 lbs. for 9 reps is laughable! What the hell would anyone see in this guy? He flunked out of school. He said,"I was going to class periodically and then it got worse when I stopped going to class at all. Once I found out I wasn't going to pass, I didn't go." :dang: Sounds like a graduate of the Department of Redundancy Department.

This young man obviously does not appear to possess the desire nor intellect to do what it takes to be a Steeler.

19ward86
04-30-2007, 07:21 PM
Eric Deslauriers looks like the only good reciever.

Dylan
04-30-2007, 10:04 PM
Russel is going to be good

i liked this guy in college, and he is use to being the 3rd sown back in minnesota

GBMelBlount
04-30-2007, 10:30 PM
I had heard there was a good player from WVU - moses? local guy, that might've been a nice fit but signed with MN.

Steelerstrength
04-30-2007, 10:32 PM
Russel is going to be good

i liked this guy in college, and he is use to being the 3rd sown back in minnesota


I hear you, but this is the pro's. He obviously did not prepare for the combine. That says plenty about work ethic. Fat and weak are not considered assets for a professional running back.

That being said, I sincerely hope that he turns it all around in camp. We need another at his position for depth. :cheers:

lamberts-lost-tooth
05-01-2007, 03:45 AM
Russel is going to be good

i liked this guy in college, and he is use to being the 3rd sown back in minnesota

Gary Russell was expected to get his opportunity in 2006 after Laurence Maroney left school a year early and became a first-round pick by New England. But Russell was later declared academically ineligible, preventing him from likely becoming one of the nation's elite runners.

AGILITY TESTS
Campus: 4.43 in the 40-yard dash … 330-pound bench press … 450-pound squat … 320-pound power clean … 31?-inch arm length … 9 3/8-inch hands.


Russell departed campus and did not play in what should have been his coming out party in 2006. After his academic failure forced Russell to drop out of the university in the spring, he attended Inver Hills Community College to try to better his grades, but was unsuccessful in getting his eligibility back.

Maroney and Russell each surpassed 1,000 yards rushing in 2005, making Minnesota the first school in NCAA history to have two 1,000-yard rushers in three consecutive seasons.

Russell enrolled at Minnesota in 2004, seeing action in eight games, but only carried the ball in two contests. He finished with 144 yards on 24 carries (6.0 avg.) and returned seven kickoffs for 120 yards (17.1 avg.). He also recorded three tackles (one solo).

In 20 games at Minnesota, Russell started one time. He finished his career with 210 carries for 1,274 yards (6.1 avg.) and 18 touchdowns. He gained 168 yards with a score on 16 receptions (10.5 avg.) and scored 114 points. Russell added 179 yards on 11 kickoff returns (16.3 avg.) and recorded three tackles while also attempting one pass.


Positives: Possesses a well-defined, muscular frame with outstanding quickness and suddenness coming out of his stance … Has the upper-body strength to move the pile and a frame that can carry at least another 10 pounds of bulk with no loss in quickness … Has precise stop-and-start action with sharp change-of-direction agility, very good vision and coverage anticipation ability … Gets to top speed in a hurry and his explosive acceleration makes him a valid threat to stretch the field … Shows the ability to make the initial tackler miss, thanks to his loose hips and lateral movement … Stays low in his pads and is quick to locate soft areas and clear rushing lanes … Not only explosive coming out of his stance, but it seems like he can get to top speed in just a step or two … His explosion off the snap lets him surprise a lethargic defender and he makes very quick cuts at the holes … Can burst through the hole with good urgency, doing a nice job of keeping his pads down … When he gets into the open, he has that second gear needed to separate … His loose hips allow him to generate the short burst to cut back or bounce outside, where he excels at running away from people … Has good peripheral vision to scan the field and the patience to wait for blocks to develop, doing a nice job of setting up and using those blocks … Slides and hits the seams with great acceleration and good forward body lean … Has the above-average balance to make the jump cuts, but also has the power to get through the smaller creases … Much like Emmitt Smith, his low center of gravity and pad level makes it very rare to see him get high in his stride … Shows good patience to let the toss develop before bursting up the seam or changing direction to turn it up around the corner … Carries people on contact and makes the opponent need to gang-tackle him … Can carry the ball in either arm, and works hard to protect it from the defender … Conscious of securing it tightly to his chest running through traffic … With his speed, some team could reap benefits lining him up in the slot, as he can cut sharply and find ways to get open … Does a decent job squaring to his targets and strikes and cuts effectively … Steps up aggressively to face-up in pass protection … Shows outstanding agility and balance to pick and slide … His breakaway speed makes him an ideal change-of-pace back, but he also has the strength to power through tackles … As soon as he locates the hole, he attacks it with good explosion and urgency … Very effective at maintaining his acceleration and stride in and out of his cuts.

Negatives: Quick study on the football field, but admits that he screwed up in the classroom, leading to his ineligibility in 2006 … Tends to gather on some high-speed cuts, but with his speed, he is quick to recover … When he gets his pads too high, he will struggle to finish … Appears to be a good hands catcher, but in the Minnesota system, he was generally used on screens … Can get into the deep secondary with ease, but appears to struggle a bit tracking the ball from behind … His hands appear to have a receiver's quality, but few of his catches were the result of extending and plucking away from the frame (more of a body absorber) … Needs to prove that he has matured off the field and demonstrate better work ethic.

Compares To: Marion Barber, Dallas -- Perhaps because they played in the same system at Minnesota, both are scoring machines with the power to move the pile … Russell actually looks a bit like a former Cowboy, Emmitt Smith, as he has excellent explosion and cutback ability, along with that low center of gravity that makes it tough for defenders to attack his legs.

lamberts-lost-tooth
05-01-2007, 04:37 AM
In the "prospecting for draft picks" thread...I had brought up Wr Eric Fowler....He may be a better prospect than Dallas Baker.


Eric Fowler WR 6'3" 215 lbs Grand Valley State...4.48 Forty
Fowler had a solid junior year but his senior season is what has scouts buzzing. He led all of D2 in receiving on the year showing off good hands, route running, and the ideal size teams look for. He will need to work on his downfield blocking some and continue to become more polished as a player but he has all the tools you look for in a great receiver. He can make the tough catches and beat you deep with his speed. He might have gone from a free agent to as high as a 5th round pick in the NFL Draft.

lamberts-lost-tooth
05-01-2007, 04:51 AM
Eric Deslauriers WR-6'3 208lbs Eastern Michigan...4.50 Forty
All-Mac Conference First Team
Holds school records for Recieving TD's (27) receptions (248) and yards (3,250)
Named to the 2005 & 2006 Fred Biletnikoff Award Watch list...had 14 career 100 yard games and caught a pass in 35 consecutive games

lamberts-lost-tooth
05-01-2007, 05:19 AM
Chris Jackson WR 6'2 205lbs... Millsaps College
Played Wide Reciever at Millsaps but may be drafted for his return ability. As a reciever he had 65 catches in 2006 for a total of 693 recieving yards (10.7 ave)..and 9 TD's.
Considered a double threat because of his return ability... 17 Punt returns for 264yds...averaging 15.5 ypc. Returned 2 Punts for TD's, breaking one for 67 yards. On Kickoff returns Jackson had 25 attempts for 568 yards, (22.7 ave)..breaking one for a 99 yard TD.
His 20 Rush yards... 693 recieving yards, 264 Punt return yards, and 568 kickoff return yards, gave him 1545 total yards in 10 games for a 154.5 all purpose yards per game average.

lamberts-lost-tooth
05-01-2007, 05:34 AM
Paul Mosley RB 6'2 240lbs 4.59 Forty
Played on a team with the worst rush offense in the country...consistantly was tackled in the backfield due to poor line blocking. 180 carries 657 yards (3.7 ave) and 7 TD's.
One of the Bears few dependable threats he often saw his carries diminish in games due to his team getting into early deficits. Prior to this last season he averaged 7.5 yards a carry in 2005..and 4.6 yards a carry in 2004

Spidey
05-01-2007, 06:30 AM
Eric Deslauriers looks like the only good reciever.

why?

He's 26 years old already!

Whats the matter with Eric Fowler?

Jeremy
05-01-2007, 08:18 AM
Eric Deslauriers looks like the only good reciever.

That's why none of us work in an NFL front office.

steelersfanman92
05-01-2007, 02:47 PM
They should find at least 1 keeper out of them

Preacher
05-01-2007, 04:01 PM
Gary Russell was expected to get his opportunity in 2006 after Laurence Maroney left school a year early and became a first-round pick by New England. But Russell was later declared academically ineligible, preventing him from likely becoming one of the nation's elite runners.

AGILITY TESTS
Campus: 4.43 in the 40-yard dash ? 330-pound bench press ? 450-pound squat ? 320-pound power clean ? 31?-inch arm length ? 9 3/8-inch hands.


Russell departed campus and did not play in what should have been his coming out party in 2006. After his academic failure forced Russell to drop out of the university in the spring, he attended Inver Hills Community College to try to better his grades, but was unsuccessful in getting his eligibility back.

Maroney and Russell each surpassed 1,000 yards rushing in 2005, making Minnesota the first school in NCAA history to have two 1,000-yard rushers in three consecutive seasons.

Russell enrolled at Minnesota in 2004, seeing action in eight games, but only carried the ball in two contests. He finished with 144 yards on 24 carries (6.0 avg.) and returned seven kickoffs for 120 yards (17.1 avg.). He also recorded three tackles (one solo).

In 20 games at Minnesota, Russell started one time. He finished his career with 210 carries for 1,274 yards (6.1 avg.) and 18 touchdowns. He gained 168 yards with a score on 16 receptions (10.5 avg.) and scored 114 points. Russell added 179 yards on 11 kickoff returns (16.3 avg.) and recorded three tackles while also attempting one pass.


Positives: Possesses a well-defined, muscular frame with outstanding quickness and suddenness coming out of his stance ? Has the upper-body strength to move the pile and a frame that can carry at least another 10 pounds of bulk with no loss in quickness ? Has precise stop-and-start action with sharp change-of-direction agility, very good vision and coverage anticipation ability ? Gets to top speed in a hurry and his explosive acceleration makes him a valid threat to stretch the field ? Shows the ability to make the initial tackler miss, thanks to his loose hips and lateral movement ? Stays low in his pads and is quick to locate soft areas and clear rushing lanes ? Not only explosive coming out of his stance, but it seems like he can get to top speed in just a step or two ? His explosion off the snap lets him surprise a lethargic defender and he makes very quick cuts at the holes ? Can burst through the hole with good urgency, doing a nice job of keeping his pads down ? When he gets into the open, he has that second gear needed to separate ? His loose hips allow him to generate the short burst to cut back or bounce outside, where he excels at running away from people ? Has good peripheral vision to scan the field and the patience to wait for blocks to develop, doing a nice job of setting up and using those blocks ? Slides and hits the seams with great acceleration and good forward body lean ? Has the above-average balance to make the jump cuts, but also has the power to get through the smaller creases ? Much like Emmitt Smith, his low center of gravity and pad level makes it very rare to see him get high in his stride ? Shows good patience to let the toss develop before bursting up the seam or changing direction to turn it up around the corner ? Carries people on contact and makes the opponent need to gang-tackle him ? Can carry the ball in either arm, and works hard to protect it from the defender ? Conscious of securing it tightly to his chest running through traffic ? With his speed, some team could reap benefits lining him up in the slot, as he can cut sharply and find ways to get open ? Does a decent job squaring to his targets and strikes and cuts effectively ? Steps up aggressively to face-up in pass protection ? Shows outstanding agility and balance to pick and slide ? His breakaway speed makes him an ideal change-of-pace back, but he also has the strength to power through tackles ? As soon as he locates the hole, he attacks it with good explosion and urgency ? Very effective at maintaining his acceleration and stride in and out of his cuts.

Negatives: Quick study on the football field, but admits that he screwed up in the classroom, leading to his ineligibility in 2006 ? Tends to gather on some high-speed cuts, but with his speed, he is quick to recover ? When he gets his pads too high, he will struggle to finish ? Appears to be a good hands catcher, but in the Minnesota system, he was generally used on screens ? Can get into the deep secondary with ease, but appears to struggle a bit tracking the ball from behind ? His hands appear to have a receiver's quality, but few of his catches were the result of extending and plucking away from the frame (more of a body absorber) ? Needs to prove that he has matured off the field and demonstrate better work ethic.

Compares To: Marion Barber, Dallas -- Perhaps because they played in the same system at Minnesota, both are scoring machines with the power to move the pile ? Russell actually looks a bit like a former Cowboy, Emmitt Smith, as he has excellent explosion and cutback ability, along with that low center of gravity that makes it tough for defenders to attack his legs.

In the "prospecting for draft picks" thread...I had brought up Wr Eric Fowler....He may be a better prospect than Dallas Baker.


Eric Fowler WR 6'3" 215 lbs Grand Valley State...4.48 Forty
Fowler had a solid junior year but his senior season is what has scouts buzzing. He led all of D2 in receiving on the year showing off good hands, route running, and the ideal size teams look for. He will need to work on his downfield blocking some and continue to become more polished as a player but he has all the tools you look for in a great receiver. He can make the tough catches and beat you deep with his speed. He might have gone from a free agent to as high as a 5th round pick in the NFL Draft.

Eric Deslauriers WR-6'3 208lbs Eastern Michigan...4.50 Forty
All-Mac Conference First Team
Holds school records for Recieving TD's (27) receptions (248) and yards (3,250)
Named to the 2005 & 2006 Fred Biletnikoff Award Watch list...had 14 career 100 yard games and caught a pass in 35 consecutive games

Chris Jackson WR 6'2 205lbs... Millsaps College
Played Wide Reciever at Millsaps but may be drafted for his return ability. As a reciever he had 65 catches in 2006 for a total of 693 recieving yards (10.7 ave)..and 9 TD's.
Considered a double threat because of his return ability... 17 Punt returns for 264yds...averaging 15.5 ypc. Returned 2 Punts for TD's, breaking one for 67 yards. On Kickoff returns Jackson had 25 attempts for 568 yards, (22.7 ave)..breaking one for a 99 yard TD.
His 20 Rush yards... 693 recieving yards, 264 Punt return yards, and 568 kickoff return yards, gave him 1545 total yards in 10 games for a 154.5 all purpose yards per game average.

Paul Mosley RB 6'2 240lbs 4.59 Forty
Played on a team with the worst rush offense in the country...consistantly was tackled in the backfield due to poor line blocking. 180 carries 657 yards (3.7 ave) and 7 TD's.
One of the Bears few dependable threats he often saw his carries diminish in games due to his team getting into early deficits. Prior to this last season he averaged 7.5 yards a carry in 2005..and 4.6 yards a carry in 2004


:dancing::pw::pw::pw::nana: :sofunny:

kochmanski
05-01-2007, 04:25 PM
Gary Russell was expected to get his opportunity in 2006 after Laurence Maroney left school a year early and became a first-round pick by New England. But Russell was later declared academically ineligible, preventing him from likely becoming one of the nation's elite runners.

AGILITY TESTS
Campus: 4.43 in the 40-yard dash … 330-pound bench press … 450-pound squat … 320-pound power clean … 31?-inch arm length … 9 3/8-inch hands.


Russell departed campus and did not play in what should have been his coming out party in 2006. After his academic failure forced Russell to drop out of the university in the spring, he attended Inver Hills Community College to try to better his grades, but was unsuccessful in getting his eligibility back.

Maroney and Russell each surpassed 1,000 yards rushing in 2005, making Minnesota the first school in NCAA history to have two 1,000-yard rushers in three consecutive seasons.

Russell enrolled at Minnesota in 2004, seeing action in eight games, but only carried the ball in two contests. He finished with 144 yards on 24 carries (6.0 avg.) and returned seven kickoffs for 120 yards (17.1 avg.). He also recorded three tackles (one solo).

In 20 games at Minnesota, Russell started one time. He finished his career with 210 carries for 1,274 yards (6.1 avg.) and 18 touchdowns. He gained 168 yards with a score on 16 receptions (10.5 avg.) and scored 114 points. Russell added 179 yards on 11 kickoff returns (16.3 avg.) and recorded three tackles while also attempting one pass.


Positives: Possesses a well-defined, muscular frame with outstanding quickness and suddenness coming out of his stance … Has the upper-body strength to move the pile and a frame that can carry at least another 10 pounds of bulk with no loss in quickness … Has precise stop-and-start action with sharp change-of-direction agility, very good vision and coverage anticipation ability … Gets to top speed in a hurry and his explosive acceleration makes him a valid threat to stretch the field … Shows the ability to make the initial tackler miss, thanks to his loose hips and lateral movement … Stays low in his pads and is quick to locate soft areas and clear rushing lanes … Not only explosive coming out of his stance, but it seems like he can get to top speed in just a step or two … His explosion off the snap lets him surprise a lethargic defender and he makes very quick cuts at the holes … Can burst through the hole with good urgency, doing a nice job of keeping his pads down … When he gets into the open, he has that second gear needed to separate … His loose hips allow him to generate the short burst to cut back or bounce outside, where he excels at running away from people … Has good peripheral vision to scan the field and the patience to wait for blocks to develop, doing a nice job of setting up and using those blocks … Slides and hits the seams with great acceleration and good forward body lean … Has the above-average balance to make the jump cuts, but also has the power to get through the smaller creases … Much like Emmitt Smith, his low center of gravity and pad level makes it very rare to see him get high in his stride … Shows good patience to let the toss develop before bursting up the seam or changing direction to turn it up around the corner … Carries people on contact and makes the opponent need to gang-tackle him … Can carry the ball in either arm, and works hard to protect it from the defender … Conscious of securing it tightly to his chest running through traffic … With his speed, some team could reap benefits lining him up in the slot, as he can cut sharply and find ways to get open … Does a decent job squaring to his targets and strikes and cuts effectively … Steps up aggressively to face-up in pass protection … Shows outstanding agility and balance to pick and slide … His breakaway speed makes him an ideal change-of-pace back, but he also has the strength to power through tackles … As soon as he locates the hole, he attacks it with good explosion and urgency … Very effective at maintaining his acceleration and stride in and out of his cuts.

Negatives: Quick study on the football field, but admits that he screwed up in the classroom, leading to his ineligibility in 2006 … Tends to gather on some high-speed cuts, but with his speed, he is quick to recover … When he gets his pads too high, he will struggle to finish … Appears to be a good hands catcher, but in the Minnesota system, he was generally used on screens … Can get into the deep secondary with ease, but appears to struggle a bit tracking the ball from behind … His hands appear to have a receiver's quality, but few of his catches were the result of extending and plucking away from the frame (more of a body absorber) … Needs to prove that he has matured off the field and demonstrate better work ethic.

Compares To: Marion Barber, Dallas -- Perhaps because they played in the same system at Minnesota, both are scoring machines with the power to move the pile … Russell actually looks a bit like a former Cowboy, Emmitt Smith, as he has excellent explosion and cutback ability, along with that low center of gravity that makes it tough for defenders to attack his legs.


If the Steelers can spark his work ethic and whip him back into shape, this kid has one heck of a list of positives!

I read somewhere he decided to sign with Pittsburgh because he felt like he was exactly what we we needed -- a big bruising back to share the load with Willie and establish the one-two punch out of the backfield. So, supposedly, he's excited to be here and to get his shot.

Let's hope he's learned his lesson about giving his all and not slacking off and that he makes the most of this opportunity in Pittsburgh.

Stlrs4Life
05-01-2007, 07:30 PM
Cody Boyd, TE, Washington State-Boyd (6-7 3/8, 255) ran his 40s in 4.82 and 4.86 seconds. He also notched a 33-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot-5 broad jump, a 4.40 short shuttle, a 7.21 three-cone drill and eight bench presses.

Jason Capizzi, OT, Indiana (PA)-Capizzi (6-9, 324 pounds) ran his 40-yard dash in 5.22 and 5.23. He also had a 22-inch vertical jump, 4.80 short shuttle, 7.77 three-cone drills and 26 bench presses. He had 34-inch arms and 11?-inch hands.

Eric Deslauriers, WR, Eastern Michigan-Deslauriers (6-3 7/8, 210) ran 4.50 and 4.53 in the 40, had a 35?-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot-8 broad jump, 4.18 short shuttle, 6.60 cone.

Eric Fowler, WR, Grand Valley State-Fowler (6-2 7/8, 210) ran 4.43 and 4.53 in the 40 and 14 lifts. The numbers for GVS players stopped there because they ran indoors due to weather and the footing was not suitable.

Chris Jackson, WR, Millsaps-Apparently he failed to workout.

Derrick Jones, DL, Grand Valley State-Jones (6-3 3/4, 284) ran 4.75 and 4.72 in the 40 and did 24 lifts. The numbers for GVS players stopped there because they ran indoors due to weather and the footing was not suitable.

Paul Mosley, RB, Baylor-Mosely (6-2 5/8, 240) ran 4.59 and 4.61 in the 40, had a 30?-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot-9 broad jump, 4.47 short shuttle, 7.37 cone and did 21 lifts.

Jared Retkofsky, LS, TCU-Retkofsky (6-4 7/8, 258) ran a 5.00 and 4.90 in the 40-yard dash. He also ran 4.64 in the short shuttle and 7.42 cone, had a 30?-inch vertical jump, and an 8-10 broad jump.

Gijon Robinson, FB,Missouri Western State-Robinson (6-0 5/8, 255) ran a 4.71 in the 40-yard dash. He also ran 4.43 in the short shuttle and 7.23 cone, had a 33-inch vertical jump, and an 9-8 broad jump.

Gary Russell, RB, Minnesota-Russell (5-10 3/8, 229) ran a 4.77 in the 40-yard dash. He also had a 31?-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot-5 broad jump, 4.54 short shuttle and did 9 lifts.

Darnell Stapleton, C/G, Rutgers-Apparently he failed to workout.

lamberts-lost-tooth
05-02-2007, 11:37 AM
Cody Boyd, TE, Washington State-Boyd (6-7 3/8, 255) ran his 40s in 4.82 and 4.86 seconds. He also notched a 33-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot-5 broad jump, a 4.40 short shuttle, a 7.21 three-cone drill and eight bench presses.

Jason Capizzi, OT, Indiana (PA)-Capizzi (6-9, 324 pounds) ran his 40-yard dash in 5.22 and 5.23. He also had a 22-inch vertical jump, 4.80 short shuttle, 7.77 three-cone drills and 26 bench presses. He had 34-inch arms and 11?-inch hands.

Eric Deslauriers, WR, Eastern Michigan-Deslauriers (6-3 7/8, 210) ran 4.50 and 4.53 in the 40, had a 35?-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot-8 broad jump, 4.18 short shuttle, 6.60 cone.

Eric Fowler, WR, Grand Valley State-Fowler (6-2 7/8, 210) ran 4.43 and 4.53 in the 40 and 14 lifts. The numbers for GVS players stopped there because they ran indoors due to weather and the footing was not suitable.

Chris Jackson, WR, Millsaps-Apparently he failed to workout.

Derrick Jones, DL, Grand Valley State-Jones (6-3 3/4, 284) ran 4.75 and 4.72 in the 40 and did 24 lifts. The numbers for GVS players stopped there because they ran indoors due to weather and the footing was not suitable.

Paul Mosley, RB, Baylor-Mosely (6-2 5/8, 240) ran 4.59 and 4.61 in the 40, had a 30?-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot-9 broad jump, 4.47 short shuttle, 7.37 cone and did 21 lifts.

Jared Retkofsky, LS, TCU-Retkofsky (6-4 7/8, 258) ran a 5.00 and 4.90 in the 40-yard dash. He also ran 4.64 in the short shuttle and 7.42 cone, had a 30?-inch vertical jump, and an 8-10 broad jump.

Gijon Robinson, FB,Missouri Western State-Robinson (6-0 5/8, 255) ran a 4.71 in the 40-yard dash. He also ran 4.43 in the short shuttle and 7.23 cone, had a 33-inch vertical jump, and an 9-8 broad jump.
Gary Russell, RB, Minnesota-Russell (5-10 3/8, 229) ran a 4.77 in the 40-yard dash. He also had a 31?-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot-5 broad jump, 4.54 short shuttle and did 9 lifts.

Darnell Stapleton, C/G, Rutgers-Apparently he failed to workout.

Robinson backed out and signed with Minnesota

jasonpirkle
05-02-2007, 12:51 PM
Russel sounds interesting. I think a guy named Willie Parker was on a list like this not too long ago. Maybe not taking a running back in the draft was the plan all along. Hope it works.