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    Boro's Z Hendrick invited to Chicago Bears mini camp
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    Hurst's Redwood gett'n a looksee by the Cardinals

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sec10-A-14 View Post
    Boro's Z Hendrick invited to Chicago Bears mini camp
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    Hurst's Redwood gett'n a looksee by the Cardinals
    Nydair Rouse from WCU given a Tryout with the Packers.

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    Clarion’s Alec Heldreth (DL) invited to mini camp with the Atlanta Falcons

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    Clarion’s Alec Heldreth (DL) invited to mini camp with the Atlanta Falcons
    Shepherd's Dejuan Neal (DB) invited to Tampa Bay's mini camp.

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    Kutztown's Craig Reynold invited to the Redskins rookie camp.

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    What happened to that Gannon kid, Marc Jones?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sec10-A-14 View Post
    What happened to that Gannon kid, Marc Jones?
    If he doesn't get at a minimum a rookie camp tryout invite then I think you'll see more PSAC top tier RB's use that graduate transfer rule to move on up to a FCS/FBS program to gain better exposure and possibly increase their odds of getting at least a rookie camp invite.

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    I can't find anything. There is another DII player named Marcus Jones who signed with Baltimore so that muddles the search a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shipfbfan12 View Post
    If he doesn't get at a minimum a rookie camp tryout invite then I think you'll see more PSAC top tier RB's use that graduate transfer rule to move on up to a FCS/FBS program to gain better exposure and possibly increase their odds of getting at least a rookie camp invite.
    I don't think it's a matter of exposure. I have never thought he was quick enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iupgroundhog View Post
    I don't think it's a matter of exposure. I have never thought he was quick enough.
    RBs are a dime a dozen at the NFL level. If he was good enough they'd have found him. If he ran slow 40 times at brief tryouts in front of even low-level scouts ... end of the story.

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    Any updates?

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    Wes Hills is in rookie mini-camp with the Seahawks

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    Quote Originally Posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post
    RBs are a dime a dozen at the NFL level. If he was good enough they'd have found him. If he ran slow 40 times at brief tryouts in front of even low-level scouts ... end of the story.
    That is very true. He was a big back as far as D-II is concern (5' 11"/225lbs), but that's not big so big at the FBS level. So he needed to REALLY jump off the charts in order get any opportunity at the next level. A slow 40-time would really hurt his chances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShoNuff View Post
    That is very true. He was a big back as far as D-II is concern (5' 11"/225lbs), but that's not big so big at the FBS level. So he needed to REALLY jump off the charts in order get any opportunity at the next level. A slow 40-time would really hurt his chances.
    Guys like Darrin Hall from Pitt didn't get drafted. He'd have been a megastar at the D2 level. D2 backs just don't have the speed in almost all cases. That's why they are down here to begin with ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post
    Guys like Darrin Hall from Pitt didn't get drafted. He'd have been a megastar at the D2 level. D2 backs just don't have the speed in almost all cases. That's why they are down here to begin with ...
    I actually always thought Hall was the better pro prospect when comparing him and Ollison. Ollison was a bowling ball of sorts; good back, quick enough feet, but never a next level gear to breakaway in the open field. I thought Hall always showed good one cut ability. He had enough power to run between the tackles, but I also thought he clearly had more speed than Ollison.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post
    Guys like Darrin Hall from Pitt didn't get drafted. He'd have been a megastar at the D2 level. D2 backs just don't have the speed in almost all cases. That's why they are down here to begin with ...
    Quote Originally Posted by IUP24 View Post
    I actually always thought Hall was the better pro prospect when comparing him and Ollison. Ollison was a bowling ball of sorts; good back, quick enough feet, but never a next level gear to breakaway in the open field. I thought Hall always showed good one cut ability. He had enough power to run between the tackles, but I also thought he clearly had more speed than Ollison.
    At least the young man is getting a chance with the Browns:

    https://www.ohio.com/sports/20190503...browns-rb-room

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    Congrats to WCU Nydair Rouse who turned in a rookie camp invite into a contract with the Green Bay Packers. Talk about making the ultimate team sacrifice he played a Hybrid LB position for WCU last season yet was able to still showcase enough skills during the season to get attention of scouts and then perform well at the local Pro Day and ultimately made a good impression on the GB Packer coaching staff last weekend.

    https://www.packers.com/team/players.../nydair-rouse/

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShoNuff View Post
    That is very true. He was a big back as far as D-II is concern (5' 11"/225lbs), but that's not big so big at the FBS level. So he needed to REALLY jump off the charts in order get any opportunity at the next level. A slow 40-time would really hurt his chances.
    I read that he ran the 40 in about 4.6 seconds. i am only commenting based on watching him play a couple times, especially in the 2017 game against IUP. I think his problem is the first 2-5 yards. He just didn't seem to get out of the blocks very quick. If he got some open space he was really hard to bring down. Against better defenses he got bottled up.

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    Wes Hills signs free agent contract wit Arizona Cardinals.

    https://rockathletics.com/news/2019/...cardinals.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by SRU 88 View Post
    Wes Hills signs free agent contract wit Arizona Cardinals.

    https://rockathletics.com/news/2019/...cardinals.aspx
    Congrats!

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