Small School Prospects

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  1. Biggems

    Biggems White and Nerdy

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    QB Cullen Finnerty Grand Valley State
    H: 6-2
    W: 210
    Great arm strength and excellent accuracy. Winningest QB in NCAA history with 51 wins. Threw for 41 TD's in 2006. Won 3 Division II national championships.

    RB Pierre Rembert Illinois State
    H: 6-0
    W: 220
    Transfer from Michigan. Durable back with 355 carries in 2006. Rushed for 1743 yards and 16 TD's.

    RB Clifton Dawson Harvard
    H: 5-10
    W: 220
    Versatile and very good speed. Adding 1,213 rushing yards to his career totals, became the all-time leading rusher in Ivy League history. Could be a late round pick at the draft.

    RB Marcus Mason Youngstown St.
    H: 5-9
    W: 215
    Former RB from Illinois. He rushed for 1,847 yards and scored 23 TD's in his senior year. Good power, agility, breakaway speed and fierce competitor.

    WR Aaron Fairooz Central Arkansas
    H: 6-6
    W: 218
    Great size, strong and excellent hands. Good speed at 4.5 and good leaping skills. In 2005, produced 1,197 yards and 12 TD's. His numbers dipped in 2006 as Central Arkansas moved to Division 1-AA. to 774 yards and 6 TD's.

    TE Zac Herold Nebraska-Omaha
    H: 6-6
    W: 269
    Great hands and blocking ability. His size is ideal for the TE position with adequate speed. Several post season honors in Division II.

    OL Ed McCarthy Yale
    H: 6-5
    W: 302
    Dominating OL who has played guard, center and tackle while at Yale. Excellent strength and footwork skills, very effective pass or run blocking. 39 straight starts at Yale.

    OL Elliott Vallejo Cal-Davis
    H: 6-7
    W: 305
    Impressive size, good footwork skills who excels at pass blocking. Started 32 consecutive games. Solid chance to be a late round pick on draft day.

    OL Jason Capizzi Indiana-PA
    H: 6-9
    W: 315
    Large frame with great athletic ability. Former OL at Pittsburgh before transferring 3 seasons ago. Yielded just 1 sack in his career at IUP.

    DE/LB Marques Murrell Appalachian St.
    H: 6-2
    W: 245
    Exemplary speed and power who can get to the QB. Posted impressive numbers this season with 82 tackles, 13 total sacks and 6 forced fumbles. Very undersized for DE, most likely will be moved to LB.

    DE/LB Michael McFadden Grand Valley St.
    H: 6-1
    W: 255
    Good side to side range with quick burst off the edge. Recorded 26 sacks the past 2 seasons. His toughness and speed could get him to the NFL as a LB.

    LB Akeem Jordan James Madison
    H: 6-0
    W: 235
    Combination of outstanding speed and quickness. Solid tackling skills and can play sideline-to-sideline. Excellent run stopper and can drop into coverage when needed. An impressive 140 total tackles in 2006.

    LB Zak DeOssie Brown
    H: 6-4
    W: 240
    Excellent size with pretty good speed. Very athletic, played safety before bulking up and moving to LB. His father, Steve played 12 seasons in the NFL. Should easily find a spot on draft day.

    LB Justin Durant Hampton
    H: 6-2
    W: 230
    Great instincts and intensity. Makes big plays against the run and pass. Good lateral quickness who can "lay the wood" on opposing backs. An impressive total of 222 tackles over the past 2 seasons.

    DB Travarous Bain Hampton
    H: 6-0
    W: 175
    Solid cover skills with exceptional speed. Expected to produce a sub 4.4 time at the combine. Transfer from Miami, FL after 2004 season. A ball hawk who always seems to be in on the play.

    DB Greg Lovely Missouri St.
    H: 6-0
    W: 176
    Great cover skills and physical player. Former transfer from BYU. Good speed who likes to press the line of scrimmage.

    DB Kenny Chicione Cal-Poly
    H: 6-0
    W: 205
    Had 266 career tackles and 20 INT's, a school record. Decent speed and solid instincts in coverage. In addition to play DB, he was the primary punt returner the last 2 seasons.

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    If I'm not mistaken, this young man's dad played for us at one time.

    Steve DeOssie was a LB out of Boston College that we drafted in the Mid 80s. He was with the Cowboys for a good 4 or 5 years then went on to play with the Giants, the Jets and New England. This is interesting to me. Steve DeOssie played for Parcells at both NY and NE. This could be a guy we keep an eye on. Interesting.
  3. Biggems

    Biggems White and Nerdy

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    he is Steve's son
  4. Big Dakota

    Big Dakota New Member

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    Steve was a decent player. Kinda a Bill Bates type STs guy with not great speed that stuck aroumd the NFL for a long time because he had grit and smarts.

    Steve DeOssie '84 (Football) Boston College; Tri-captain of 1983 Liberty Bowl team (9-2 season record)... 2nd Team All-America... two-time All-East... played in '84 Hula Bowl... led team in tackles with 135 in 1982 and 111 in 1983... as a sophomore, he was BC's co-leader with 122 tackles - including 21 vs. West Virginia and 19 vs. Penn State... became a starter as a true freshman and was in the starting lineup for all four of his varsity seasons... also was the team's long-snapper... BC was 29-16-1 in his varsity career, and went to two Bowls (1982 Tangerine and 1983 Liberty)... 4th round draft selection by Dallas Cowboys in 1984... played five seasons with Cowboys, five more with New York Giants (including '91 Super Bowl champions) and three with New England Patriots... Steve, who is originally from Boston's Roslindale neighborhood, still lives in the Hub.

    [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Steve is presently a sports analyst with CBS and ia a regular contributor on WEEI 850 AM sports radio..
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  5. Biggems

    Biggems White and Nerdy

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    if they are not drafted........I would love for Dallas to sign them as UDFA....

    QB Cullen Finnerty
    RB Clifton Dawson
    RB Marcus Mason
    WR Aaron Fairooz
    TE Zac Herold
    OL Ed McCarthy
    OL Elliott Vallejo
    DE/LB Marques Murrell
    DE/LB Michael McFadden
    DB Greg Lovely
    DB Kenny Chicione
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    WR Jacoby Jones Lane College
    H: 6-4
    W: 210
    Senior prospect from the DIV II Lane College Dragons in Jackson, Tennessee. Caught 200 passes (13.8 avg) and scored 21 TD's in 42 games. His reported 40 time is 4.45 and is ranked 47th on Scott Wright's draft site. If that time is accurate he's worth a look.

    You can't teach height and you can't teach speed.

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