Sunday, April 27, 2008

Looks Like A Promising Bunch

by: Michael Steffes

Clearly the big hit on the undrafted guys is Jamar Adams. If you have followed the blog you know i am very high on this guy. The University of Michigan coaches used to invite him into coaches only meetings to help with the game plans. He also mentored a very young defense last year that showed great improvement as the season went on.

Two local receivers are on board and will try to earn a spot. Michael Bumpus was an honorable mention Pac-10 player last year after grabbing 70 balls. Anthony Russo from the UW also inked a deal. He is an adequate guy. He is smaller, at 5-11, but did lead the Huskies in catches an yards.

Linemen too(two). There are several guys for the o line. It looks like Dickinson from Houston is a center. That makes sense considering his weight. They also inked a developmental tackle guy in Williams Robinson. He is tall at 6-6, but undersized at 280. He was invited to the combine, so people thought he had pro potential.

Oh the LB's. No Shane Simmons. The Vikings get no love. The Hawks took on Matt Castello from San Jose St. He led the Spartans in tackles two straight years. That is a good sign. He is only 5-11, 225 though, so another undersized lB. They also got David Hawthorne from TCU. 6-0, 225, and he looks nasty. He is working on a Masters degree, so he is obviously a smart guy.

The rest I wasn't able to get much info on. There are 12 in total which is right on par with what I expected. Maybe one or two of this whole group makes the team. But anyway, now we can set the roster before mini camp. I will put it in a spreadsheet and take a look at the positional depth before mini camp starts on Friday.