May 6th, 2017 at 1:31 PM ^

Yep. If he makes it on a roster, it'll be because he's a better pass blocker right now compared to most in RB class. Behind a solid OL, I could see him being a good short yardage option. Our OL couldn't do crap for our backs I. Short yardage the past two years.


May 6th, 2017 at 6:55 PM ^

productive back behind some of the worse lines in Michigan history. He's durable, isn't afraid to take a hit, can block and catch the ball. I wouldn't be surprised to see him replicate his college production in the NFL with faster defenses being offset by a better line. He's a perfect depth guy.


May 6th, 2017 at 11:15 AM ^

Smith has 2 things going for him.  1) He has been very good in pass blocking and can catch the ball on swing passes and being that outlet in the middle of the field for the QB. 2) He has a forward body lean so when he get tackled he gets another 2 or 3 yards falling forward most times.


Blue in Paradise

May 6th, 2017 at 11:17 AM ^

The speed, athleticism and vision issues go away. His ability to catch swing passes, run over safeties and pass block become nice assets. Not much glamour there but he could be effective and stick in the league for 10 years.


May 6th, 2017 at 11:26 AM ^

What About Kenny Allen? Even if he doesn't make the Ravens' game-day roster, couldn't he be a valuable practice squad member for some NFL team because of his versatility in being able to handle punting and kicking?


May 6th, 2017 at 11:41 AM ^

kickers or punters on the practice squad. So it's either he makes it or he's a FA. Kenny better put up a hell of a showcase in order to get signed into active roster. He might have a better chance of making the roster as a kicker if he can make FGs reliably.


May 6th, 2017 at 1:41 PM ^

True but they do sometimes come up with a "lower body injury" and end up on IR for a year.  They can then spend a year working on strenght and "Rehab" and see how things progress.  Several teams did that last year.



May 6th, 2017 at 10:42 PM ^

by now.  That he is getting a try-out.

A lot of us were wondering why he hadn't gotten a nibble with the rest of the UDFAs, and Magnus's mention of back problems was the first time I'd seen anything in all the wondering posts.  Was this well known?  Makes sense then that they'd wait for a try-out to see how he's doing.


May 6th, 2017 at 11:32 AM ^

He was crazy productive at Northwestern and New England is the perfect home for him. He very well could be next in the Welker-Edelman-Amendola line


May 6th, 2017 at 12:01 PM ^

Paired with Gronk running rampant. Hogan has been more of an outside threat for them. Edelman is about to turn 31 and Amendola is going to turn 32 this year so they've only got a few years left tops, and if Carr starts doing well, the Patriots will cut one of those two loose like they did for Welker

Given that, Carr's got every opportunity to work his way into the vacancies those 2 will leave very soon. His stats were really good last year: 90 catches, 1,247 yards, 12 TDs

I could easily see him being on the Patriots for 10 years

I mean, I think his highlights speak for themselves. He fits right into that mold that the Patriots love



May 6th, 2017 at 4:04 PM ^

Gallon was an elite outside reciver trapped in a short mans body. I dont recall him being overly shifty or quick, but he was a guy who was great at high pointing the ball (something about rocket boots, right?)

Carr, to me, looks more like those shifty inside guys the Patriots always have who always get open


May 6th, 2017 at 2:46 PM ^

I was mildly surprised Stribling wasn't drafted, so I fully expect him to have a good showing as a FA. Smith is a bit more questionable, since I thought his blocking suffered a bit last year and his lack of speed can kill in the league.