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Old 04-29-2012   #221
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It was eery and cool how at the end Gruden said "Don't worry Case. Someone is going to take you. You just be ready. You got what it takes. Some coach is out there and he's going to take you. You be ready. And if someone doesn't take you, then they'll be sorry."

Wicked cool.
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It was eery and cool how at the end Gruden said "Don't worry Case. Someone is going to take you. You just be ready. You got what it takes. Some coach is out there and he's going to take you. You be ready. And if someone doesn't take you, then they'll be sorry."

Wicked cool.
Very cool, indeed.

Here's Gruden's QB Camp, featuring our new boy --- in full:

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Very cool, indeed.

Here's Gruden's QB Camp, featuring our new boy --- in full:

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Loved watching this. Great kid. Props.
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You're just a nattering nabob of negativism. Emblematic of the pessimism that has enveloped Postmodern America.
Yes Sir, that bees me.

We've struck in rich in the UDFA market before, and we will again. Maybe even in this bunch. But still, there's a reason most of these guys weren't drafted. I think there's a good chance that at least two or three of these guys end up somewhere on our team or practice squad. As to if any of them ever make us look good like Foster did, we'll just have to wait and see.
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Rover is a college and high school term for an in the box safety. A guy who can be used as an extra linebacker, or dropped back into coverage.
Is this the same position that I've sometimes heard referred to as "Monster?"
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Yes Sir, that bees me.

We've struck in rich in the UDFA market before, and we will again. Maybe even in this bunch. But still, there's a reason most of these guys weren't drafted. I think there's a good chance that at least two or three of these guys end up somewhere on our team or practice squad. As to if any of them ever make us look good like Foster did, we'll just have to wait and see.
59 UDFA's from 2010 were on NFL rosters in week 1 last year. The better talent evaluators find a gem here or there to at least fill special teams roles.
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Is this the same position that I've sometimes heard referred to as "Monster?"
Yep. In Tennessee, where I grew up, the term was "monster". Depends on what part of the country you grew up in I suppose....
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Posted by Nick Scurfield on May 3,2012 - 4:58 pm
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The Texans have agreed to terms with the following 2012 undrafted college free agents, who are unofficial signings at this point:
Mario Louis, WR, Grambling
Jerrell Jackson, WR, Missouri
Dwight Jones, WR, North Carolina
Jason Ford, FB, Illinois,
Davin Meggett, RB, Maryland
Jonathan Grimes, RB, William & Mary
Greg Williams, ILB, Pittsburgh
Shawn Loiseau, ILB, Merrimack
Dalano Johnson, OLB, Bowie State
D.J. Bryant, OLB, James Madison
Eddie Pleasant, S, Oregon
Desmond Marrow, S, Toledo
Nate Menkin, OT, Mary Hardin-Baylor
Cody White, G, Illinois State
Phillip Supernaw, TE, Ouachita Baptist
Logan Brock, TE, Texas Christian
David Hunter, DE, Houston
Tracy Roberston, DE, Baylor
Rennie Moore, DE, Clemson
Loni Fangupo, NT, Brigham Young
Case Keenum, QB, Houston
More to come on these players if and when their signings become official.
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OLB Delano Johnson, Houston Texans: Another raw athlete who stood out at the NFLPA All-Star game, this Bowie State's natural combination of size and pass rush potential could make him a developmental outside linebacker in the Texans' 3-4 scheme.

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Ourlads.com Dan Shonka:

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Shawn Loiseau, LB, Merrimack -*6004 246 4.85
Three-year starter. Sideline to sideline active player. Good instincts. Needs to get more strength to get a fit at the point of attack. Can get turned in the hole. Led his team in tackles for three straight years. Plays square with good lateral agility. Has short arms and small hands to ward off blockers. Needs more strength in his arms and shoulders to control center and guard blocks. Good effort in pursuit. Physically and mentally tough to play the position. Intense. Lacks the speed and anticipation to cover man to man. Tight hips to turn and run. A twodown linebacker. Will contribute on special teams. Was active and productive in the Shrine Game. Has borderline measurables and pro physical skills. 2011 stats: 121 tackles, 10.5 TFL, 4.5 sacks, 1 PBU. OSR:13/16. Seventh round/PFA. (A-30 3/4, H-8 3/8, BP-19, SS-DNP).

Eddie Pleasant, S, Oregon -*5101 211 4.53
Three-year starter. A tough and physical in the box defender with fringe backend skills. Comes hard downhill in run support. Built like a linebacker or running back which he previously played. Thick and strapped together. Relishes contact. Competitive. Reads his keys. Recognizes, then makes a play. Will take bad angles at times in pursuit or supporting the run. Does a good job in zone covering the short and medium areas. Breaks well on the ball. Upgrades a need backup area. Will need to work on and upgrade his man to man coverage skills to make a roster on the next level. Will be a major contributor on special teamsí coverage. 2011 stats: 61 tackles, 2 TFL,1 sack, 9 PD, 3 INTs. BRT:left 4.88, right 4.79. OSR:16/20. Seventh round/PFA. (A-31, H-9 1/4, VJ-33.5, SS-4.28).
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I'm glad we got Eddie Pleasant. I'm hoping he makes the team because I've seen him play and dude is tough.
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Logan Brock (TCU) is a pretty solid all-around player.
TCU ran the ball 3 times every 5 plays so Brock was used mainly as a blocking TE/FB/HB (similar to Casey for the Texans but he was used more for blocking).

Seems to have decent hands even though the numbers don't indicate it.
There were some passes that were just out of his reach that I saw.
There were also occasions when he was open but the QB either didn't see it or had already decided to go some place else.
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Watch this catch from Jerrell Jackson in 2009:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVTK1...eature=related
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lol.

Wow.

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Logan Brock TE (TCU) and Desmond Marrow CB (Toledo) look like solid all-around players.

They might be candidates for the PS.

Marrow is pretty intriguing; he's 6'2 - 208 and posted a 4.47 in the 40 and 6.4 seconds in the 3-cone drill at his pro-day. Marrow recorded 19 bench reps of 225 pounds.

He's a very good tackler; therefore, some people project a conversion to safety.

He doesn't have a backpedal from the 5 games that I watched him play.
The jury is still out on his coverage skill as he often plays off-man.
He did have 15 pass break-ups and 3 Ints last year though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwTsvHijJ4s

http://espn.go.com/ncf/video?gameId=312952649

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I've been on the marrow bandwagon for a while. I think he has a slim chance to sneak onto the back end if the roster as safety an corner depth and a special teams player. The athleticism is there a long with solid tackling skills. I think the db depth will be an interesting battle.

I like Logan Brock too. But I think itll be hard for him to make the roster. He's going to have to really shine.
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I've been on the marrow bandwagon for a while. I think he has a slim chance to sneak onto the back end if the roster as safety an corner depth and a special teams player. The athleticism is there a long with solid tackling skills. I think the db depth will be an interesting battle.

I like Logan Brock too. But I think itll be hard for him to make the roster. He's going to have to really shine.
Best case scenario for Brock is to make the PS, I think.
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Also, I've been watching tapes of Mario Louis and Jerrell Jackson.
The battle for the sixth spot (if the Texans decide to carry six and not signing another vet) is still very wide open.
For the same reason, there's no telling which guy(s) make the PS among the receivers currently on the squad for TC.
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I'm glad we got Eddie Pleasant. I'm hoping he makes the team because I've seen him play and dude is tough.
I've watched 8 or 9 games and still can't decide on Pleasant.
A very good college player that may not have a position in the NFL.
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Also, I've been watching tapes of Mario Louis and Jerrell Jackson.
The battle for the sixth spot (if the Texans decide to carry six and not signing another vet) is still very wide open.
For the same reason, there's no telling which guy(s) make the PS among the receivers currently on the squad for TC.
If I had to wager based upon what we know so far:


AJ
Walter
Jean
Posey
Martin

With the 6th spot up for grabs between Jerrell Jackson , Trycycle Holliday and Jeff Maehl. If Martin ends up returning kicks and punts , it makes it very hard for Holliday to make the final 53.
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