We should really call this list something like “future undrafted free agents the Green Bay Packers might be interested in.”
Because that’s what most of them are. Guys who aren’t going to get drafted. If Ted had his way, the Packers would just pull out of the draft and build a roster entirely of undrafted free agents.
In five years, four of them will actually be worth a shit.
Anyway, here are the latest additions to the all-star squad that’s visiting Green Bay (read about the rest here and here).
New Hampshire receiver R.J. Harris. You see, the Packers will be signing a receiver as an undrafted free agent. He will have played at a college you’ve never heard of. So, Harris tore things up at New Hampshire, which is an FCS school, by posting three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons. As a senior, he led the subdivision with 1,551 receiving yards. He was second with 100 receptions and third with 15 touchdowns. He ran a 4.52 40.
Delaware State defensive tackle Rodney Gunter. There’s a Delaware State, huh? That’s right, folks! Big Ted will search every nook and cranny for the next John Jurkovic. DSU is another subdivision school. Gunter is 6-4, 305 and ran a 4.78 40. He can also dunk a basketball. Pretty athletic for a wide body. As a senior, Gunter had 57 tackles and seven sacks.
Houston defensive tackle Joey Mbu. Mbu was actually a first-team AAC player in 2014, when he posted 31 tackles and 2.5 sacks. Don’t let that fool you, though. Mbu probably isn’t getting drafted. He’s considered an effort player. Doesn’t really have any of the physical gifts, but tries real hard. His lack of quickness is evident in his 5.54 40 time. Of course, he’s 6-3, 313, so if he isn’t asked to do anything other than take up space, he’ll be just fine.
Because the speed at which a d-lineman with no pads can run 40-yards is such an important stat in measuring his potential. Why not mention his broad jump or bench, and maybe even his shuttle, cone, or hell, vertical.
If these are the schools producing the guys that are coming in halfway through the 30 allowed prospect visits, I can’t wait to see where the last couple of guys they bring in went to school.
Southern Northeast Louisiana State Technical A&M Career School?
St. Percival of the Cellar Bible College?
Same shit, different year.
UW-Milwaukee? (Club football team)
It actually makes more sense to work these guys out.
Would it be necessary to have a workout for the top 100 draft prospects? It shouldn’t be. That is what the NFL Combine and their Pro Day is for.
Pretty much the only reason to bring any of those guys in is to have a conversation with them. Sure, you do that at the Combine was well, but consider it a second interview.
the Joey Mbu piece is by far not fair he is better than what people give him credit for he played against my alma mater UCF twice and i see a dominant player you must have not watched him enough and by the way the 40 means nothing