It was reported that the Colonials wanted to go with QB Pat Devlin out of Delaware with this pick. They asked him to sign a contract before the draft and he refused. So they went with their number two quarterback on the board Jerrod Johnson. This is why I love the UFL
. Its all about the second chance to quote Jerry Glanville! “Our league is all about a second chance, and we talked to a couple kids about a second chance,” said Colonials head coach and general manager JERRY GLANVILLE
. “If Jerrod didn’t get hurt, we wouldn’t have had a shot at him. He would have been gone (in the NFL Draft). I like this pick here!
If you want an experienced and motivated cornerback with your
first round pick then this was the choice for you! Reynaldo Hill started 26 times and played 48 games for the Tennessee Titans of the NFL before he was injured. Reynaldo showed his enthusiasm for being picked by saying “I’m just ready to play,” Hill told The Football Post. “I’m ecstatic about it. I’m just looking forward to showing them that I can still be the player I was. I just ran into some injuries. I’m healthy now. I’m ready to prove to everybody that I can play at a high level again.” I personally can’t wait to see him play. It was rumored that he had worked out for the Baltimore Ravens before the Lockout and he looked very good! Congrats Reynaldo now let see what you can do!
Pick #3 Sacramento Mountain Lions QB Ryan Colburn Fresno ST
Another second chance quarterback goes here. Ryan Colburn threw for 2,817 yards and 23 touchdowns while completing 63.1 percent of his passes at Fresno State in 2010. This is an interesting pick here because Colburn was not very consistent over his career at Fresno State. He was a 2 year starter 2009 and 2010. His overall record as a starter was only 15-9. His combined record against non-conference was 4-4. He was only 1-5 against the top teams in the WAC (Boise State, Hawaii, and Nevada). Dennis Green must have seen something he liked in this young man. Because his stats are not that great.
Pick #4 Virginia Destroyers DE Martail Burnett Utah
Martail Burnett was signed as an undrafted free agent in 2008 by the Minnesota Vikings
of the NFL. He has two years of NFL experience with the Minnesota Vikings and the San Francisco 49ers. The Destroyers needed defensive line help and secured that here.
Pick #5 Las Vegas Locomotives OT Joel Bell Furman
Joel Bell was signed as a street agent by the Sakatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League
(CFL) in 2009. As a Roughrider he played the 2009 & 2010 seasons making it to the Grey Cup both years he played. The Grey Cup is the CFL’s version of the Super Bowl. So Joel Bell knows what it is like to win and make it to a championship! He is a good fit for the defending champs of the UFL.
Pick #1 Hartford Colonials OG Kurt Quarterman Louiville
Kurt Quarterman has some NFL experience. He was signed as an undrafted free agent in 2007 by the Atlanta Falcons. He has also played with the Cleveland Browns
, Detroit Lions, and the New York Giants. He was only a member of the NFL teams
in the off season or practice squads. He has never played or started in an official NFL game. But he is a big guy at 6’5″ weighing 325. He will plug the holes well.
Pick #2 Omaha Nighthawks DE Jamie Cumbie Clemson
Jamie Cumbie was dismissed from the team
while with the Clemson Tigers following an arrest for assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature. The police report stated that on May 28, 2010 at approximately 2am the Clemson Police Department received a report of a reported assault at the intersection of North Clemson and Hillcrest Avenue. The report stated that Cumbie assaulted the victim by striking him in the face with his fists without consent. The victim was treated for a broken nose in several places, six or seven facial fractures, numerous lacerations in the mouth, hematoma of the right temple with swelling and bleeding of the brain, strained muscles of the neck and vertebrae, two black eyes, a broken tooth, and two other teeth bent back into the gum. According to the report Cumbie was 6″ taller than the victim and outweighed him by 100 pounds. This is another example of the UFL giving a second chance to a player. But come on a second round pick? During his career at Clemson Cumbie was only a reserve player at best. He played in 36 games in his career with 3 starts and 5.5 sacks. Not worth it here in my book!
Pick #3 Sacramento Mountain Lions DE Ugo Chinasa Oklahoma ST
This is an excellent steal here! Chinasa was invited to the NFL combine in 2011. He measured 6’5″ and 264 pounds. He ran a 4.61 40 yard dash! His 10 yard dash measured 1.64 sec. Overall he was rated 15th out of 124 DE’s. This is a great job by Dennis Green and his staff sorting out the undrafted free agents and getting a gem.
Pick #4 Virginia Destroyers DT Ryan Sims N.Carolina
Here is an example of an experienced NFL player who has something left to give football fans. Sims was the 6th overall pick in the 2002 NFL Draft. He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs who he played with until 2006. As a Chief Sims played in a total of 74 games with 54 tackles, 5 sacks and 1 int. He was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL on May 1, 2007. He did not play well in Tampa Bay only amounting 4 tackles and no sacks in 6 games. He was released on Nov 23, 2010. This is a good pick here. I think he still can be effective!
Pick #5 Las Vegas Locomotives DE Lawrence Wilson Ohio ST
Lawrence Wilson had a tough college career plagued with injuries. He broke his leg in the first gems of the 2007 season. His NFL draft ranking were not that high. Maybe because of his college stats. He was only ranked as the 42nd best DE. That’s pretty mediocre and average at best. Maybe a little bit of a stretch here by Jim Fassel and staff here.
Pick #1 Hartford Colonials Cecil Newton JR Tennessee ST
Cecil Newton JR was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars of the NFL as an undrafted free agent on April 26, 2010. He played on the practice squad and was activated to the roster on December 21, 2010. At the 2009 NFL combine Newton was listed at 6’2″ and weighing 300 pounds (the Jaguars have him at 323). He ran a 5.13 40 yard dash and was ranked the 9th center out of 86. He was projected to go in the 7th round of the NFL draft in 2010. The Colonials get a good young center here with one year of NFL experience. This was a steal at the Offensive Line Position in the third round here. Newton has proved he can play. He will improve the Colonials immediately at the Center position.
Pick #2 Omaha Nighthawks OT Joe Toledo Washington
Joe Toledo was picked by the Miami Dolphins of the NFL in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. Toledo was a four year Letterman at the University of Washington from 2002 to 2005. He started his college career at the TE position before moving to the offensive line in 2005. He started 6 games as a senior (3 at RT and 3 at LT) before injuring his ankle. He graded 83.6 percent for blocking consistency. He only allowed one QB sack. Again we see a pattern here of another UFL team going with an Offensive Lineman that has a few years experience in the NFL. It seems the tried and tested route is the way to go if you are going to invest a draft pick here. The Nighthawks get a versatile player here because Toledo can also play TE. They could even put him in the FB position or the H-Back position. Toledo does have good hands.
Pick #3 Sacramento Mountain Lions CB Derrick Roberson Rutgers
Derrick Roberson was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Houston Texans of the NFL in 2007. He has also been a member of the Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, Minnesota Vikings, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He has played 8 games in the NFL during his career with 3 tackles 2 solo and 1 by assist. His stats from the 2007 NFL combine. He was only ranked 76th out of 219 DB’s. But he has speed. He ran a 4.34 at his combine 40 yard dash. His 10 yard dash was a blazing 1.52 seconds. Roberson has a lot of upside potential. Look for him to prove himself in the UFL.
Pick #4 Virginia Destroyers RB Adrian Peterson Georgia Southern
Adrian Peterson was drafted by the Chicago Bears of the NFL in the 2002 NFL Draft. He had an up and down career with the Bears before being cut in 2010 after they drafted Matt Forte. As a Bear he played in 106 games, 311 rushing attempts, 1,283 yards, with 8 TD’s, and only 2 fumbles (only lost 1). He has proved to be a reliable runner in the NFL and is a great pick by the Destroyers here to help them with “Marty Ball”. Peterson should have one or two good years left for the UFL.
Pick #5 Las Vegas Locomotives WR Eric Peterman Northwestern
Eric Peterman was signed by the Chicago Bears of the NFL as an undrafted free agent after the 2009 NFL Draft. He spent the 2009 season on the Bears practice squad. Peterman was not rated very high after the NFL combine in 2009. He was ranked 84 out of 307 WR’s. He was the best special teams player on his Northwestern team in college. This probably helped him get signed during training camp by the Bears. He ran a 4.45 40 yard dash at the combine. So he has decent speed. Nice pickup here by the Locos.
Pick #1 Hartford Colonials OG Ricky Henry Nebraska
Wheres the beef? Jerry Glanville is making it clear in this draft he wants a big O-Line. Here he gets a huge guard in Ricky Henry at 6’3″ and 308 pounds. He was rated the 23rd OG out of 158 at the combine. He was probably rated a little lower because he only played 2 seasons at Nebraska. But he was a vital member of the Nebraska O-line that gained national attention blocking for QB Taylor Martinez and RB Roy Helu. The Colonials get a big guard here with a lot of raw talent and a huge upside. I hope the Colonials RB’s are ready to run! can you hear the chants now? “Run Forest, RUN!”
Pick #2 Omaha Nighthawks CB Chris Smith N.Illinois
I don’t know what the Nighthawks draft staff saw in Smith here. He is a slow CB only running a 4.73 in the 40 yard dash. He is not a very strong player only putting up 9 reps at the combine. This shows he was not very dedicated to the weight room in college. He did not show very well in his tryouts at all. There were plenty more undrafted free agent CB’s here that could have been taken. My prediction is that this is a bust pick!
Pick #3 Sacramento Mountain Lions DE Roberto Davis NW Missouri ST
Roberto Davis runs well and is a good solid tackler. He is a better pass rusher than a run stopper. He struggles when running plays are run right at him. He has been overpowered by big OT’s. He did not play full time even in a DII system. he is not all that quick off the line of scrimmage. He was rated 52 out of 124 DE’s at the NFL combine. The Lions pick an average DE in the fourth round. They reached here. He would have been available later in the draft.
Pick #4 Virgina Destroyers WR Aundrae Allison E. Carolina
Aundrae Allison was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings of the NFL in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL draft (146th overall). During his rookie season with the Vikings he served as a WR and KR. In week 13 of the season he ran back a KR for a TD for 104 yards (a franchise record). Although he did not start he played in 11 of 16 regular season games. He caught 8 passes for 122 yards and returned 20 kicks for 574 yards. In 2008 he caught 10 passes for 109 yards. After repeated attempts to trade him the Vikings cut him in 2009. He was picked up by the Jets where he tore his ACL and was out for the season. He was cut by the Jets in 2010. In 2007 at the NFL combine Allison ran a 4.39 40 yard dash. He is fast. He was rated the 12th WR out of 287 WR’s. He was a steal in the fifth round by the Vikings and he is a game changer pick here by the Destroyers. He takes their KR game to a different level.
Pick #5 Hartford Colonials OL Brad Thorson Kansas
Brad Thorson was a transfer from Wisconsin. Thorson was part of the NCAA worst offense in 2010. In 2009 he started 8 games at LG and 4 games at RT and was named the teams best lineman. He broke his foot before the 2010 season and was just not the same. He was invited to the NFL Players Association Game and played C all week. This was a move to showcase his versatility for the NFL Draft. He will probably play guard in the UFL. He does not have the foot speed to be able to play on the edge. Once again Glanville takes another huge player for the OL. Thorson if healthy and in shape will help the Colonials in the O-line.
Pick #6 Virginia Destroyers LB Clint Ingram Oklahoma
This is another example of the UFL giving a good player a second chance. Clint Ingram was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars of the NFL in the third round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played with Jacksonville until 2009 when he was released. He was signed by the New Orleans Saints of the NFL in 2010 after receiving knee surgery. He was put on the Physically Unable To Perform list. After not being able to participate in mini-camp or practice with the team he was released. During his career in the NFL Ingram had 159 tackles, 5.5 sacks, and 1 int. If healthy a solid veteran LB pick here. Should instantly improve the defense.
Pick #1 Hartford Colonials RB Phillip Tanner Middle Tenn ST
Phillip Tanner entered the NFL draft in 2011 a touchdown scoring machine in college. Entering his final collegiate game had had 34 career TD’s (fifth highest in school history). He has decent size at 5’11″ and 208 pounds. He is not a blazer clocking a 4.59 in the 40 yard dash. He will be a good role playing RB in the UFL. He should give the Colonials instant starting depth at RB. And Tanner has a nose for the endzone!
Pick #2 Omaha Nighthawks OT Mike Smith Nebraska
Mike Smith broke his leg in fall camp and was out for the entire 2010 season. This probably hurt his stock severely in the 2011 NFL Draft. He protected the blind side of quarterback Joe Ganz in 2009 who threw for a school record 3,568 yards and 25 touchdowns. He is 6’6″ weighing in at 298 pounds. he was rated 38th out of 87 OT’s in the 2011 NFL Combine. His stock fell because he was not able to give a full workout due to a hamstring injury during his first 40 yard dash. Good pick here by the Nighthawks if Smith is healthy. They get a local guy who has proved himself on the Cornhuskers O-Line.
Pick #3 Sacramento Mountain Lions LB Spencer Paysinger Oregon
The Lions get a championship quality LB from Oregon here. He was a key part of the special teams and will give the Lions instant help in their special teams. He ran a 4.75 40 yard dash and had 19 reps on the bench press. He had a good workout. he is a good coverage LB and should help the Lions in the pass defense.
Pick #4 Virginia Destroyers DT Trevor Anderson Albany
Trevor Anderson is 6’1″ and weighing in at 313 pounds. He is quick for a man his size running a 5.12 40 yard dash with a 1.74 10 yard dash. He lacks a Big School resume and may be underrated and overlooked. But he won’t be a big penetraitor at the pro level. He will best be used if he can get low with his size as a run stopper and gap stuffer.
Pick #5 Las Vegas Locomotives FB Kennedy Tinsley N.Carolina
Kennedy Tinsley was signed by the ST Louis Rams of the NFL as an undrafted free agent on May 4th, 2010. They were hoping they got a steal in the special teams standout and reserve LB for North Carolina. They switched him to the FB position. Tinsley did not stick and was released a month later by the Rams. Even if Tinsley does not stick at FB for the Locos they got a player who does not know the word quit. He has an outstanding motor and attitude. He will play wherever asked and will play special teams. He has a chance to be the best special teams player in Locos history.
Pick #1 Hartford Colonials DE Ervin Baldwin Michigan ST
Another young NFL experienced player goes here. Ervin Baldwin was drafted by the Chicago Bears of the NFL in the seventh round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He has two years NFL experience. When drafted he was classified as having decent size at 6’2″ and 270 pounds. But he was a developmental project at best. His experience in the NFL is on the practice squad of two teams. He is a good athlete and his skills should be more refined after practicing against better competition in the NFL. How successful he will be depends on how much he really wants it.
Pick #2 Omaha Nighthawks OT D.J. Jones Nebraska
Once again another Nebraska O-Lineman goes here. With a 40 yard dash time of 4.95 and weighing in at 310 pounds he is fast for his size. He has a tendency to overstretch and lose his balance easily. Scouts overall perception is that he lacks the range and athleticism at Tackle at the next level. He will probably be moved to OG position on the Nighthawks. But how can you pass up a proven lineman from Nebraska here with raw talent?
Pick #3 Sacramento Mountain Lions WR Jamel Hamler Fresno ST
The Lions could have gotten a better receiver here. There is much better stock available than Hamler in this position. Hamler had high accolades while at Fresno ST. When he worked out at the combine he ran a 4.59 40 yard dash (slow). He is 6’1″ weighing 193 pounds with a 35 1/2 vertical jump. He won’t be the best athlete on the field at WR. The question is how polished is he at running routes? Can he be used as a special team player? We shall see. But I like a lot of other picks for the Lions here!
Pick #4 Virgina Destroyers DT Ian Scott Florida
I honestly don’t see Ian Scott giving the Destroyers anything more than possible locker room leadership here. It would be a miracle if he became a game changing starter for the Destroyers. Scott was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the fourth round of the 2003 NFL Draft (116 overall). During his career he played in 61 games with 3 sacks. He was released due to his injury problems. Even if he is healthy he will probably play NT with no real significance in the game other than being a big body in the middle.
Pick #5 Las Vegas Locomotives QB Mike Teel Rutgers
Mike Teel was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks of the NFL in the sixth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played in the 2009 preseason completing 20 0f 41 passes (48.8%) for 238 yards and 3 touchdowns. Teel was listed as the third string quarterback for the 2009 season by the Seahawks seeing no regular season action in the NFL. He was also signed and released by the New England Patriots and the Chicago Bears of the NFL. Teel is rated as having a Big Arm, Good Size, Leadership Qualities, Winner, Gun Slinger, Team Player, who is sometimes Inconsistent, Slow Footed, Throws Picks, Sometimes Overthrows on Deep Passes.
Pick #1 Hartford Colonials TE Greg Smith Texas
Greg Smith Rated 26th out of 71 TE’s at the NFL combine. Has good size at 6’4″ and weighing 245 pounds. Has experience playing on the offensive line and has above average blocking skills for a TE. He offers practically no help in the passing game. Maybe the Colonials try him at FB.
Pick #2 Omaha Nighthawks TE Kyle Nelson New Mexico ST
Kyle Nelson worked out at the NFL combine as a FB and increased his stock in the NFL Draft. He was listed at 6’2″ and 240 pounds. He ran a 4.65 40 yard dash (impressive) and had a 30 inch vertical. If he does not sign with the Nighhawks he will definitely get a free agent contract on an NFL team. He has that much raw potential and upside at both TE and FB positions. He was rated 29th out of 85 FB’s at the combine.
Pick #3 Sacramento Mountain Lions OT Kainoa LaCount Hawaii
LaCount at 6’6″ and weighing 302 pounds is all he really has going for him. He ran a 5.39 40 yard dash which compares more to an OG than an OT. He was rated 84th out of 87 OT’s at the NFL combine. Better OT’s available here. Maybe he is going to OG.
Pick #4 Virginia Destroyers TE Joe Monteverde Richmond
Joe Monteverde participated in the NFL combine as a LS (Long Snapper). He was rated the 10th out of 25 LS’s. This gives Joe an advantage to make the Destroyers or sign as a free agent for an NFL squad. Not only will he compete as a LS he is a good athlete to compete for a backup TE spot. He ran a 4.77 40 yard dash with a 35 1/2 inch vertical. He is a big target in the passing game at 6’5″ and 247 pounds. He also has “ups” with the 35 1/2 inch vertical to go up and get the ball over the middle. He might be a sleeper to improve the Destroyers passing game here.
Pick #5 Las Vegas Locomotives LB Dave Philistin Maryland
Philistin was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Seattle Seahawks of the NFL in 2009. He has 1 yr NFL experience with no stats to speak of. His rating in college was he is OK in coverage. Has enough speed to cover any slot in a 3-4 defense. Does not really have the legs to cover in a 4-3 defense. He is not very big and lacks growth potential. But is a very versatile player who reads and reacts. Should improve the Locos defense just by being on the roster.
Pick #1 Hartford Colonials DT Colby Whitlock Texas Tech
The Colonials get a big steal here in round 8 of the UFL draft. Whitlock was ranked the 27th out of 151 DT’s in the 2011 NFL Draft. This draft was stacked with defensive players and somehow Colby slipped through the cracks. Good find by Glanville and staff here. Colby is described as an explosive penetrating tackle who reads the run/pass well. He played 15 pounds heavier in his senior year and seemed to carry the weight well.
Pick #2 Omaha Nighthawks QB Jeremiah Masoli Mississippi
At this point in round 8 of the UFL draft someone should have dispatched the FBI out to the teams headquarters. There is definitely grand larceny going on here. How did this athletic quarterback not only fall through the NFL draft but last all the way to the 8th round here? It leaves me just scratching my head. I know he had character issues which scared everyone. He does not run extremely fast. But this guy is a leader and makes explosive plays outside the pocket. He needs to improve on his accuracy.
Pick #3 Omaha Nighthawks DE Brian Johnston Gardner Webb
Brian Johnston was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs of the NFL in the 7th round of the 2008 NFL Draft (210 overall). In 2008 he played in 9 games for the Chiefs with 3 tackles. The Detroit Lions of the NFL picked him up in 2009 after he was waived by the Chiefs after suffering a calf injury. He is a good sized DE. He has been able to overpower his opponents in the past causing him not to have many polished moves as a DE. he has very short arms for a DE at 31.75 inches. With his strength and size a good D-Line coach will help him improve his game if he stays healthy.
Pick #4 Virginia Destroyers RB Wynel Seldon Wyoming
Wynel Seldon signed with the Washington Redskins of the NFL in April of 2009 as an undrafted free agent. I can’t find any information on Seldon in the NFL. As a RB at Wyoming he was a consistent performer. He had 636 carries for 2,672 yards and 22 TD’s from 2005 to 2008. He was part of the duo with Devin Moore known as “Thunder” and “Lightning” at Wyoming. In the 2009 NFL Draft he was listed at 5’11″ and weighing 212 pounds.
Pick #5 Las Vegas Locomotives WR Cameron Colvin Oregon
Cameron Colvin had a career full of injuries while at Oregon. He overcame those as well as several personal tragedies during his college career. In 2008 the San Francisco 49ers of the NFL signed Colvin to a two year contract. For an undisclosed reason Colvin did not attend the offseason workouts of the 49ers. He did not make the 53 man roster. In August of 2008 he was released by the 49ers. In 2010 colvin was in the Sacramento Mountain Lions training camp. I am not as excited about this pick as others I have seen. I think this guy has character issues and is just a cocky and arrogant player. Just read his twitter profile!
Pick #1 Hartford Colonials DT Jonathan Lewis Virginia Tech
Jonathan Lewis is a five year veteran of the NFL. While he has not really produced much. Only playing in four games with the Arizona Cardinals of the NFL in 2006. He was released by the Seahawks after settlement on an injury that left him as a free agent. Don’t really know to much about Lewis other than his college stats which I don’t find relevant here considering his flop in the NFL. Good luck Hartford!
Pick #2 Omaha Nighthawks RB Derrick Locke Kentucky
Do you want lightning in a bottle Omaha? Well Nighthawks you got it with Derrick Locke. This young man has the ability to take it to the house on any play he touches the ball! Rated 19th at the RB position in the NFL draft and running a 4.37 40 yard dash makes this guy a HUGE sleeper/steal here by Omaha. Now Locke might have dropped down to the 9th round here because there is no guarantee he will sign with the Omaha Nighthawks. I personally think he should sign and play the 8 games. He will make as much if not more money as he would an undrafted free agent mini-camp contract. Plus he gets the chance to prove himself in a live competition situation against a pro defense. I am excited to see if he runs back kicks or punts.
Pick #3 Sacramento Mountain Lions CB Josh Gatlin N.Dakota ST
Another magnificent find by the Lions here. Gatlin has good size and great speed. Why did they not pick him sooner? Maybe the contract thing again. If he signs with the Lions I predict he will start. He is that good.
Pick #4 Virginia Destroyers QB Derek Devine Marshall
Devine was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Seattle Seahawks of the NFL in 2007. He was later signed by the Washington Redskins of the NFL in 2008. He was later released that year. He tried out for the ST Louis Rams of the NFL in 2009 as an unrestricted free agent. The Destroyers pick up a solid winning quarterback here with NFL experience. Devine has experience competing for a QB and look for him to win one here.
Pick #5 Las Vegas Locomotives RB Mario Fannin Auburn
This is my best rated pick of the draft. And as a Las Vegas Locos fan I am excited that we secured this pick. Fannin is a pro ready runner with excellent straight line speed. He ran a 4.38 40 yard dash. he has excellent hands out of the backfield and is polished in running pro style routes. With 4.38 speed no DE is going to be able to cover him, and very few LB’s will be able to. This is a match up nightmare for opposing defenses. They will most likely need to use a third CB or a S to cover Fannin in the passing game. Mario is an immediate game changer and breaker in the UFL. This is a player that opposing teams will be having nightmares about in the film room.
Pick #1 Hartford Colonials DE Keith Grennan E. Washington
Grennan was undrafted out of college. He signed with the Cleveland Browns of the NFL and played two seasons on the practice squad. His season ended last November when he ruptured his patella tendon during on of coach Eric Mangini’s controversial drills. He is another former NFL athlete who has been injured and given another chance in the UFL.
Pick #2 Omaha Nighthawks DT Akiem Hicks U of Regina
In his first season for the Regina Rams last year he had 20 1/2 tackles, four for a loss, and two forced fumbles. The U of Regina is in Canada and Hicks has 3 years of eligibility left. Does he sign or not is the question.
Pick #3 Sacramento Mountain Lions S Keanemana Silva Hawaii
Silva had excellent pro day numbers when working out for the NFL Draft. He ran a 4.44 40 yard dash, had 23 reps on the bench press. At 6′ and 206 pounds he has a great size and speed combination. He needs to work on his coverage skills to compete with pro WR’s. He was predicted to go in the 7th round of the NFL Draft. So this is a great steal here!
Pick #4 Virginia Destroyers DB Jahi Word-Daniels Georgia Tech
Jahi was on the Detroit Lions roster of the NFL in 2009. He played in 2 games with 1 tackle. He is a big corner weighing 197 pounds with average speed at 4.59 in the 40 yard dash.
Pick #5 Omaha Nighthawks LB Mark Herlich Boston College
This was the fans favorite pick of the draft when it was announced on twitter. Mark’s well documented fight with cancer and his fight to return to play football when he was told he would never walk again is an inspiration to us all. I am not even going to evaluate his football skills. He has proved himself to be more than a man all of us will ever be.
Pick #6 Virginia Destroyers WR Jeff Maehl Oregon
I will forever call this the Michael Huyghue pick. The commissioner of the UFL has showed great vision in bringing the UFL draft to social media. He has created social media history by having the draft on twitter. He deserves the last pick of the draft to be named after him! Maehl has fallen to this position possible because of the slow speed he posted at the NFL combine of 4.62 in the 40 yard dash. What they did not tell you was that he set the record for the 3-cone drill at 6.42 seconds and the 60 yard shuttle at 10.87 seconds. He set the second fastest time ever in the 20 yard shuttle at 3.94 seconds. This guy will play on Sundays for a long time!
THIS IS THE END OF THE DRAFT!
If you have not already support your favorite UFL team. Get your friends, neighbors, and family excited about the season starting on Aug 12th, 2011. Whether the NFL plays or not the UFL is going to play. Lets throw our support behind the UFL and show them we appreciate them playing football!
LAS VEGAS LOCOS ROCK! GONNA WIN IT AGAIN THIS YEAR!
WE SPEAK OUR MIND!