Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Fuck. There are some good college players who went undrafted. Adarius Bowman? He was the shit. Yvenson Bernanrd couldn't spell, but he was solid, too.
We're always surprised this time of year about some of the big-name college players who get drafted late on Day 2 of the NFL Draft -- or those players who don't get drafted at all.
There's gotta be something said for a guy who starred in college, despite his mediocre speed, average size or lack of upside not translating well to the NFL. We've always thought that was bullshit. Look at Tom Brady. College star. Joe Flacco? Bust bust bust.
Rivals.com neatly compiled an all-undrafted team, which you can find here. If you're too lazy to click the link (hey, we've all been there), here are some of the notable players that are now free agents.
Sam Keller - The Sun Devil turned Husker QB has one of the hottest lady friends of all the rookies, but either is too small, too slow or simply can't throw the football very well.
Davone Bess - He caught like eight hundred thousand touchdowns at Hawaii. But is said to be a "system receiver," though could probably flourish in one of 32 "systems."
Adarius Bowman - A stud in '06 at Oklahoma State, he was a disappointment in '07 posting only mediocre numbers after being considered one of the top returning wide receivers. Apparently is slow.
Vince Hall - Member of a solid linebacking corps at Va. Tech that also included Xavier Adibi. Wore No. 9 which we think is beyond badass for a linebacker. Too small and not fast enough were reasons for not being drafted. NFL team would likely make him change number.
Anthony Morelli - Every NFL team gets an A for passing on the former Penn State QB. Man, we kept saying the day we saw Morelli make three good passes in a row we'd give up masturbation for six hours. Thankfully he didn't.
Yvenson Bernard - The Oregon State back rushed for over 1,200 yards every year as a starter and finished second on the school's all-time rushing list. But is too small, doesn't have breakaway speed and NFL teams don't understand the spelling of his name.
Alexi Serna - Sticking with OSU, the Beavers' place kicker won the 2005 Lou Groza Award as the nation's best placekicker. Also holds the Oregon State record for consecutive successful extra points at 144. Though will be remembered for missing three PATs in his first collegiate game in a 22-21 OT loss to defending National Champion LSU. That he even had a collegiate career after that is nothing short of a miracle.