04-15-2008, 06:58 AM #1
Small-school sleepers in NFL draft
[size=13pt]Small-school sleepers in NFL draft[/size]
Posted: Monday April 14, 2008 11:51AM; Updated: Monday April 14, 2008 1:33PM
Tony Pauline, Special to SI.com, TFYDraft.com
The draft is less than two weeks away and football conversations center around the top prospects from the nation's biggest college football programs. Yet history has shown not all productive players in the draft come from major IA schools...
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04-15-2008, 10:37 AM #2
Re: Small-school sleepers in NFL draft
Thanks for the read my friend.
Always remember and never forget.
Just cause you don't know thier name, don't mean they can't play ball.
Brian Johnston, DE, Garden Webb: Johnston could well have been the biggest combine snub of 2008. He is a complete defender who totaled 145 tackles and 38 tackles for loss the past two years. Johnston measured 6-5 and 280 pounds at his pro day last month and ran the 40 under 4.7 seconds. Two dozen teams, including the Jacksonville Jaguars and Seattle Seahawks, have expressed strong interest in Johnston.
Notes: One of the best human interest stories in April's draft is the life of Nevada linebacker Ezra Butler. The two-time all-WAC defender was born in South Africa and spent his childhood fatherless and living day-to-day before being sent to America by his mother. Butler came to the United States at age 13 and was raised by his uncle, Grammy-nominated jazz musician Jonathan Butler. He entered Nevada as a 285-pound defensive tackle, but lost 40 pounds after undergoing shoulder surgery early in his career and made the switch to linebacker. In a recent interview Butler stated he derives his motivation from the debt he owes his mother and sister, who still live in South Africa.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
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