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The Fat Guy No One’s Talking About

Written by Aaron Aloysius on December 1, 2011


Recently, a lot of talk has centered around Memphis defensive tackle Dontari Poe. And rightfully so: the 6’5″, 350-pounder is a tremendous athlete for a man his size, and he plays with a great motor.

However, there’s another potential early round big man who should be getting a whole lot of attention, Utah DT Star Lotulelei.     While still a relative unknown to draftniks, scouts have been keeping a close eye on the underclassman. One regional scout told Bucky Brooks that the big man looks like “a rare find” with “all of the tools that scouts covet in a dominant interior defender”.

Those physical tools show up on tape. Lotulelei possesses impressive explosion off the ball and very good upper body strength. He could do a better job of keeping his pads low, but that will come with NFL coaching. And word is he’ll (read more…)

Rookie UDFA Revelations

Written by Aaron Aloysius on August 20, 2010

Rookie UDFA Revelations

This week, Giants undrafted rookie receiver Victor Cruz caught the attention of football fans everywhere, catching everything on his way to 145 receiving yards and three touchdowns. As the Monday Night Football crew oohed and awed, fans of other teams lamented that their squads hadn’t stumbled upon a special UDFA find. However, Cruz isn’t the only rookie undrafted free agent who’s made a strong first impression. In fact, several UDFAs have made bigger impacts than their drafted counterparts. Cruz isn’t the only undrafted receiver to receive early plaudits. Arizona wideout Stephen Williams has drawn plenty of praise and put himself in position to contribute this fall. With Larry Fitzgerald out with a knee injury, Williams is getting reps with the first team offense; he’s clearly outplayed 3rd round receiver Andre Roberts, who’s been plagued with drops. Arizona’s first pre-season game gave a small taste of why Williams is an intriguing (read more…)

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