College Football Preview-Week 4

Alright football fans, I am going to flip the script a little on what I normally do.  No, I will still do a some predicitions sure to go wrong on a few of the big games.  But this is a draft site, so instead of breaking down the games, I'm going to break down 5 prospects to watch for the weekend of college football.

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Super Sophomores for 2010

Last season we were able to see a near record number of Freshman have impacts on their teams success.  This is all well and good but being able to repeat that success and better yet, improve on it, is what will be key.  These players have set the bar very high, and here's a player from each conference that I think will push it even further in the 2010 season.

ACC

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Clearing up the Undrafted Free Agency Sweepstakes

Of the hundreds of guys who go undrafted each year, some of them give up the dream of playing football and opt for further education like New Hampshire's Scott Sicko (DBI wishes you the best of luck by the way Scott). Some give up on the NFL and go play elsewhere but some of the luckier ones get picked up by NFL teams as Undrafted Free Agents. Some of these guys even end up being paid more than their colleagues drafted in rounds 5 onwards. How does that happen? Well quite simply, some of these guys are in very high demand with several teams chasing their signature. Competition, as any agent will tell you, is going to get you paid more.

Sure lots of guys signed as UDFAs are nothing but camp fodder but for some they have a chance to earn a spot in the league and for some, it's as more than a Special Teams demon and backup. Take a look at this lineup:

Offense

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The Road to the NFL: Jack Corcoran's Draft Blog #9

I finally got to take a few visits with NFL teams this week.

On Thursday I spent the day with the New York Jets. I really enjoyed getting on the field and doing positional drills. Even though it had been a while since my Pro-Timing Day at Rutgers I feel like I did well for the Jets in the workout.

The coaching staff also couldn't have been more gracious. It was cool to meet the staff and receive feedback from them about my performance.

On Friday I worked out for the New York Giants. Once again, it was fun. I had a great time I was thrilled to be able to spend some time with the Giants running backs coach, Jerald Ingram. He was really a nice man and I liked talking football with him.

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The Road to the NFL: Jack Corcoran's Draft Blog #7 (...and #8)

Sometimes life gets in the way of things. For me it's been a pretty hectic couple of weeks. As you may know we run this site whilst holding down full time jobs. We try our hardest to keep putting stuff out there but sometimes, life takes over. So my apologies to Jack and to his readers, here's a double dose of Blog entries from Jack. We're under a month now til the draft. Things are hotting up and Jack's going to be spending some time jetting round the country visiting NFL Teams. I'll let him fill you in on what's been happening. - Ben

Blog Entry #7

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The Road to the NFL: Jack Corcoran's Draft Blog #6

My big day finally arrived this past Wed. I wasn't nervous to work out at the Rutgers Pro-Timing Day for the scouts. I was excited to show what I could do.

After not being invited to the Scouting Combine, I was excited to show the coaches, general managers and scouts my abilities.

Some of the scouts who attended the pro-day at Rutgers said I had a really strong workout. Here are my numbers:

I bench-pressed 225-pounds 30 times. I ran the 40 in 4.73. My  vertical jump was 36.5 inches and my broad jump was 9 feet, 10 inches.

I ran the 60-yd shuttle in 11.84 seconds, the three-cone in 7.05 seconds and did the short shuttle in 4.25 seconds.

My agent, Rob Roche,

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The Road to the NFL: Jack Corcoran's Draft Blog #5

One of the most frustrating things in my draft process so far is the fact that I didn't get to participate in the Scouting Combine held at Indianapolis.

I feel like I deserved to be there working out with the other fullbacks but I didn't get an invitation. I am not the type of person who dwells on negative situations. I am a positive guy.

So I have channelled all of my energy towards working out for my pro-timing day at Rutgers on March 10. On that day, it will be my chance to show the NFL coaches, general managers and scouts what I can do.

I am excited to perform. But it will also be good to see some of my former teammates who I haven't seen since we won our bowl game to finish the season.

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The Road to the NFL: Jack Corcoran's Draft Blog #4

The Scouting Combine starts this week and I wish I was in attendance.

I really thought I was going to get an invitation but I didn't. This was an instance where I could've done one of two things: I could've felt sorry for myself or continue to work hard and improve my speed and strength.

I've chosen to keep working hard.

Even though an invitation to the Scouting Combine increases your chances of getting drafted, there still are players every year who get drafted who didn't get the coveted combine invite. I plan on being one of those players.

Plus, it isn't like I am not going to have a chance to show off what I can do for NFL personnel. Rutgers has its pro-timing day March 10 and that is my main focus right now. I hope to be in peak condition for my pro-timing day.

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The Road to the NFL: Jack Corcoran's Draft Blog #3

Training isn't supposed to be fun. The drills we are doing here in Atlanta are designed to make me faster and stronger. The funny thing is when I tell people I'm in Atlanta they think I am down here hanging out. Heck, I hardly even leave my apartment.

The interesting thing about training is how close I've gotten with my training mates. The other guys who are training here are Mike Caussin, a tight end who played at James Madison, and DeJuane Collins, the running back from University of Toledo. They are good guys and we all are represented by the same agent, Rob Roche of RSR Sports. I've really grown close to those guys since we've started training.

I had heard from some of my teammates at Rutgers who went to the NFL that when you train for your workouts you meet up and work closely with guys from dif

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The Road to the NFL: Jack Corcoran's Draft Blog #1

By way of an introduction, some of you guys may have read our short interview with Rutgers FB Jack Corcoran. If you didn't, shame on you, now go here: Jack Corcoran Interview and then come back! For those of you that did, we liked the cut of his gib so we asked (read begged) his agent to talk him into writing some guest columns for us to give all you armchair fans out there an idea of just how much hard work and preparation NFL Prospects go through to make it. So, now I'll say a big thanks to Jack and his agent and hand you over to the man himself:


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2012 Draft
Player Pos Pick NFL Team
Mohamed SanuWR 83Bengals
Desmond WynnOG
Justin FrancisDT

2011 Draft
Player Pos Pick NFL Team
Jonathan FreenyDE
Joe LefegedS

2010 Draft
Player Pos Pick NFL Team
Anthony DavisOT 1149ers
Devin McCourtyCB 27Patriots
Ryan D'ImperioILB 237Vikings
Jack CorcoranFB
Tim BrownWR
Kevin HaslamOT

2009 Draft
Player Pos Pick NFL Team
Kenny BrittWR 30Titans
Mike TeelQB 178Seahawks
Jason McCourtyCB 203Titans
Courtney GreeneS 245Seahawks
Tiquan UnderwoodWR 253Jaguars

2008 Draft
Player Pos Pick NFL Team
Ray Rice RB 55Ravens
Jeremy Zuttah OG 83Buccaneers

2007 Draft
Player Pos Pick NFL Team
Brian Leonard RB 52Rams
Cameron Stephenson OG 156Steelers
Clark Harris TE 243Packers

2006 Draft
Player Pos Pick NFL Team

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