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TE Matt LaCosse (Illinois)

He's a 6-6, 260-pound athletic tight end. Played tight end, fullback and H-back at Illinois, where he caught 14 passes for 117 yards and three touchdowns.

 

RB Akeem Hunt

 

LB Cole Farrand (Maryland)
The inside linebacker is tough and a solid tackler who could bring a lot on special teams. He's not special athletically.

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LaCosse Draft Pofile, grade of 5.1

 

ANALYSIS STRENGTHS Smooth release from the line and gets into routes quickly. Good play speed inside his routes with ability to get on top of safeties quickly when he's asked to threaten on third level. Sinks hips into breaks and accelerates into cuts. Can go low and make the tough catch with soft mitts. Used in-line and from wing spot, but was lined up outside in his last regular season game. Willing to fight and sustain when asked to square up as in-line blocker. Block technique needs work, but he has ability to get better.

 

WEAKNESSES Tall, angular frame with more meat needed through his lower body. Unable to generate push as a drive blocker and gets rocked from his spot by bull rushers when asked to single-up on them. Tested out at 20 reps, but needs more core strength. Sluggish to release into routes against jams and can be knocked well off course. Played in less than 50 percent of the snaps over last two seasons and had just 38 catches for his career. Needs more fluidity in routes and also needs to stop giving them away with early lean.

 

DRAFT PROJECTION Round 7 or priority free agent

 

NFL COMPARISON Arthur Lynch

 

BOTTOM LINE With a long frame and good speed, LaCosse has the tools to work with for teams looking for a tight end who can stretch the field or stress linebackers in one-on-one matchups. His lack of college production will limit the number of team radars he hits, but he has enough talent to warrant a legitimate look and his ability to play special teams should help his chances.

-Lance Zierlein

 

Sounds better then the last three picks of the draft.

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Hunt's draft profile.

 

 

 

OVERVIEW

In 2014, played in 12 games. Led Boilermakers with 949 yards rushing and six touchdowns. In 2013, appeared in all 12 games, making nine starts. Led Purdue with 464 yards rushing on 123 carries and one rushing touchdown. In 2012, appeared in all 13 games as a reserve. Rushed 42 times for 335 yards (8.0 yards per carry) and two touchdowns. In 2011, appeared in 12 games as a reserve. Finished third on the team in rushing with 287 yards and two touchdowns on 33 carries.


PRO DAY RESULTS
40-yard dash: 4.4 and 4.36 seconds
Vertical jump: 37 inches
Broad jump: 10 feet, 2 inches
20-yard short shuttle: 4.11 seconds
Three-cone drill: 6.71 seconds
ANALYSIS STRENGTHS Used in a variety of roles at Purdue. Used on jet sweeps and as slot receiver as well as running back and kick returner. Offers depth-chart value. Saw plenty of toss plays in an effort to get his blazing speed in space on the perimeter. Gets to his top speed quickly and can pull away from defenders who think they have angles on him. Dangerous after the catch. Has 99-yard and 100-yard kickoff returns on his resume.
WEAKNESSES Skinny scatback. Falls victim to arm tackles too often. Too small to run through the initial tackler or squeeze out additional yardage with pure effort. Has perimeter speed, but looks to dive back inside, searching for cutback lanes rather than using natural speed to the edge. Lacks vision and instincts to be consistent runner on stretch plays. Surprising lack of creativity as a runner. Won't turn short runs into long ones with wiggle in the open field.
BOTTOM LINE Will flash signs of blazing speed and potential during games, but doesn't have consistency of production at any one position to create confidence in giving him much of a draftable grade. Is too hesitant and lacks the vision necessary to be reliable as an NFL running back. His ability to return kicks might be a foot in the door while an offensive coordinator figures out how to use him.
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I was going to add Cole Farrand, but I see you added it to the original post.

 

He's a pretty boy. Would probably pull a Jesse Palmer and get sidetracked on some reality TV show dancing with the stars or some bachelor show.

 

Pretty boys don't make great football players. They are afraid of getting their face hurt.

 

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I was going to add Cole Farrand, but I see you added it to the original post.

 

He's a pretty boy. Would probably pull a Jesse Palmer and get sidetracked on some reality TV show dancing with the stars or some bachelor show.

 

Pretty boys don't make great football players. They are afraid of getting their face hurt.

 

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Giants signed Sean Donnelly OT Tulane

 

GRADE

5.16

Photo of Sean Donnelly

Sean Donnelly (OT)

HT: 6'8" WT: 297LBS.

POSITION: OT

SCHOOL: Tulane

Overview

Three-year starter for the Green Wave.

 

Pro Day Results

 

40-yard dash: 5.59 and 5.49 seconds

Vertical jump: 26 inches

Broad jump: 8 feet, 8 inches

Short shuttle: 4.84 seconds

3-cone: 8.4 seconds

Bench: 19 reps of 225 pounds

ANALYSIS

Strengths

Quick feet in pass sets. Keeps feet moving throughout the snap and has quickness to set to edge speed. Patient with punch and lands a high percentage of them. Strong hands to sustain. Able to snatch defender in run game or pass pro and ride the bull for as long as he needs to in order to win the block. Tough, with tenacious play demeanor through the whistle. Works to keep defender centered on his block and has athleticism to get out in space. Takes accurate angles to second-level blocks and understands timing of his combo blocks. Processes twists and stunts quickly and responds in a positive manner. Brings his feet with him when redirecting back inside to wash down inside moves.

Weaknesses

Flat­-pants body type with a lack of bubble and power in his lower body. Unable to generate consistent push at point of attack. Needs weight-­room work to improve drive blocking. Needs to calm feet as they get frenetic at times. Narrows base in run game and pass pro. There are concerns about his field discipline. Flagged for three 15­-yard penalties last season and has nine holding penalties and 14 false starts over the last two seasons. Will get caught leaning in pass pro when he believes opponent is stronger.

Draft Projection

Round 7 or priority free agent

Sources Tell Us

"I liked Donnelly, and went to bat for him and got crushed in our meeting room. We will see if I'm right or the big boys in the room are right." -- AFC South scout

NFL Comparison

Ricky Wagner

Bottom Line

Has size and foot quickness to be swing tackle who can play either tackle spot and handle himself in pass protection. Donnelly relies on footwork and positioning over power to get his man blocked in the running game and he could struggle against power unless he improves his core strength. His functional movement, ability to sustain blocks and tenacity give him a shot at becoming a starter at some point. NFL offensive line coaches will wear him out if he doesn't find a way to play with better discipline and avoid penalties.

Related Links

Brandt: Official Tulane pro day results

 

-Lance Zierlein

NFL.com

 

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Ralph Vacchiano:

The Giants ended the draft with 85 of their 90 roster spots filled, leaving them room to sign five undrafted free agents. Of course, they may sign more, as Jerry Reese hinted. They can always cut someone off their current roster to make room.

And they also need to invite several dozen players in for “tryouts” next weekend at their rookie mini-camp, though some of them are really only warm bodies to help fill the field.

Anyway, the list of “signed” undrafted free agents isn’t yet official, and won’t be until the players actually sign. The list below is gathered from a variety of NFL sources and several reports. This list may change frequently in the coming days, too, as some players are added and others change their mind.

But for now, here’s the list of Giants “tryouts” and UDFAs

UDFAs expected to sign with the Giants:

TE Matt LaCrosse, Illinois

RB Akeem Hunt, Purdue

LB Cole Farrand, Maryland

S Justin Currie, Western Michigan

OL Sean Donnelly, Tulane

Players invited to mini-camp for a tryout:

OL Sukh Chungh, University of Calgary

OL Sean McEwen, University of Calgary

OL Jacob Ruby, Richmond

DE Brad Harrah, Cincinnati

LB Byron Archambault, University of Montreal

QB Gary Nova, Rutgers

 

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Who as that QB they briefly showed that looked like Brett Favre? We should grab that handsome sumabitch.

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This guy? Shane Carden, he signed with the Bears. He looks like Brett, but throws like Tebow

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9114310.jpeg

 

 

This guy? Shane Carden, he signed with the Bears. He looks like Brett, but throws like Tebow

 

Yeah, that's the guy.

 

He doesn't look too much like Brett in that pic, but when they panned to him on TV, he really looked like the reincarnation of the Favre.

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Yeah, that's the guy.

 

He doesn't look too much like Brett in that pic, but when they panned to him on TV, he really looked like the reincarnation of the Favre3144314.jpg

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