Boys meet with Micheal Ricks, db, senior bowl info

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  1. unionjack8

    unionjack8 Well-Known Member

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    MOBILE, Ala. -- LSU star cornerback Patrick Peterson and Alabama wide receiver Julio Jones weren't the only draft prospects making the rounds at the Senior Bowl, networking with NFL teams even though they're not playing in the game.
    Stillman College all-conference defensive back MIchael Ricks met with the Miami Dolphins, Dallas Cowboys and the Houston Texans this week.
    "It's going pretty good," Ricks said. "I'm working out hard and I hope to run a 4.3 in the 40-yard dash."
    Ricks recorded 108 tackles, seven interceptions and 13 pass deflections in two seasons.
    The 6-foot-1, 191-pounder played in the HBCU all-star game, guarding speedy Fort Valley State cornerback Ricardo Lockette.
    "It was a pretty good matchup," Ricks said. "He caught a pass on me, but I was right there."
    Ricks signed with Alabama after a standout prep career in Courtland, Ala., but didn't qualify academically and enrolled at Northeast Mississippi Junior College before transferring to Stillman.
    He signed with Alabama again after playing at Northeast for two seasons, but wasn't able to qualify for a football scholarship with the Crimson Tide due to academic problems.
    As a high school senior, Ricks recorded 1,900 yards of total offense and led the state of Alabama with 16 interceptions.
    At Northeast Mississippi, he was a two-time all-state selection.
    As a sophomore, Ricks averaged 24.8 yards per kickoff return. As a freshman, he intercepted six passes.
    Ricks wasn't invited to the NFL scouting combine and is preparing for a March 9 Pro Day on the Stillman campus.
    "It's a great experience, the whole draft process," Ricks said. "I'm learning how to meet people. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to get to the NFL. It's more than what happens on the field."
  2. HoosierCowboy

    HoosierCowboy Put Pearson in the HOF

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    lets not draft another small college guy with potential who will disappear in 3 years :bang2:
  3. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    Does Dallas and Miami use the same scouts ? Is it just me or has anyone else noticed that these two teams are usually mentioned together at draft time ? Seems odd that both teams usually scout the same players and rate the players at the same level. I don`t know if this is a good thing. I guess it is the Tuna influence.
  4. realtick

    realtick Benched

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    Sounds like a really bright kid....:(
  5. ninja

    ninja Numbnuts

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    Although they weren't drafted, those small college guys with potential like Romo and Austin fared pretty well with the Cowboys.

    Nothing wrong with the Cowboys taking a look. I don't know where this guy is slated to go in the draft, but I don't have a problem taking him in the late rounds or as an undrafted FA.
  6. ThreeSportStar80

    ThreeSportStar80 Benched

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    I'll pass... Doesn't seem too bright if he couldn't become eligible at Alabama of all places!

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