Saw this on a Tennessee board, where they are, understandably, re-litigating Deflategate as their last line of defense as to why TB is possibly not the G.O.A.T. Pretty amazing (and apologies if this was already posted or if I fail to "embed link" correctly!):
McShay's latest mock has a couple UM guys in round 1.. Taco is really trending up, but I'm stunned Jourdan Lewis fell out:
11. New Orleans Saints, 7-9
Taco Charlton, DE, Michigan
Charlton really came on strong in the second half of the season, posting 10 sacks in his final 10 games. He showed a lot of improvement with his hands and overall technique in 2016. The Saints need a pass-rusher opposite Cameron Jordan, and Charlton has the size, speed and power to be a difference-maker off the edge.
17. Washington Redskins, 8-7-1
Jabrill Peppers, S, Michigan
Peppers is a polarizing prospect in scouting circles. He needs to be protected from deep zone coverage, and he did not have much ball production at Michigan, with just one career interception. But he is a special athlete with elite speed and a unique knack for keeping blockers off his pads. His electrifying return ability will also be an asset in the NFL.
32. New England Patriots, 14-2
Haason Reddick, LB, Temple
Look for the Patriots to add a tight end early, perhaps Michigan's Jake Butt or Ole Miss' Evan Engram on Day 2. But given how the board fell, they could get better value by targeting Reddick here. He opened eyes at the Senior Bowl, proving he can thrive as an off-the-line LB. Reddick has a little Tedy Bruschi in him.
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Interesting recruiting story has emerged from Georgia. Looks like they will part with DL coach Tracy Rocker. Allegedly, he had an argument with Solomon's mum and it's speculated that this lead to his firing.
So it looks like New Orleans High School coaches are pretty pissed at coach O for what some might call, "dirty recruiting". He pretty much did what OSU did with Mike Weber, and waited till after signing day before making coaching changes.
Assistant coach and one of his top recruiters, Jabbar Juluke was re-assigned after signing day, making sure LSU secured those recruits.
Here is the Link,
Thiyo Lukusa is not passionate about football and is quitting. He played in 7 games last year at OT.
We're all marks for Tom Brady stuff, and this article (I saw it linked by national NFL writer Bill Barnwell) is heavy on Brady and heavy on quality numbers. Of particular interest to us is the inclusion of substantial detail from Brady's Michigan career, and a clear implication that his ability (and luck) in close games was something that started with us.
A representative quote:
Such results at Michigan may have felt fluke-ish for the guy who was a good college quarterback but not a great one. But nearly 20 years later, the end of the 1999 season at Michigan turned out to be the perfect indicator of what was to follow in the NFL.
Come for Tom Brady stuff, stay for the eye-opening Michigan detail. Worth your time. Pay close attention to the discussion of Michigan's record in close games.
Edit: Adjusted the title so that nobody thinks the article is about Hoke.