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Rockets in the NFL/CFL/AFL: 2017
With the NFL Draft just around the corner, I think it's time for a new thread. To start out, here's a list of players I am aware of in the various pros:

NFL:
Travaris Cadet - New Orleans
Barry Church - Jacksonville
Jayrone Elliott - Green Bay
David Fluellen - Tennessee
John Greco - Cleveland
Zac Kerin - Minnesota
Brett Kern - Tennessee
Greg Mancz - Houston
Rolan Milligan - Detroit
Bernard Reedy - Tampa Bay
Alonzo Russell - Cincinnati
Junior Sylvestre - Buffalo

NFL Free Agents:
TJ Fatinikun
Bruce Gradkowski
Andrew Hawkins
Daxton Swanson

CFL:
Ruben Carter - Calgary
Nick Moore - BC
Cheatham Norrils - Hamilton
Kenny Stafford - Winnipeg

CFL Free Agents:
Jermaine Robinson


Various Arena Leagues (had a hard time verifying too many names, so just a few thus far.)

Keenen Gibbs - Wichita Force (Champions Indoor Football (CIF))
Ayoub Hamidah - Duke City Gladiators (Champions Indoor Football (CIF))
PhillipKeith Manley - Cleveland Gladiators (AFL)
04-14-2017 01:30 PM
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RE: Rockets in the NFL/CFL/AFL: 2017
Norrils was a new signing this week. Here's the story:

http://www.oursportscentral.com/services.../n-5248500
04-14-2017 01:30 PM
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RE: Rockets in the NFL/CFL/AFL: 2017
Regarding draft possibilities or potential undrafted free agent signings, the names I have seen mentioned thus far:

Rodney Adams
Treyvon Hester
Kareem Hunt
Storm Norton
Michael Roberts
DeJuan Rogers
Damion Jones-Moore

Hunt has reportedly had private workouts with around a dozen different teams.
Norton has been getting some buzz on twitter of late. Apparently had private workouts with the Giants and Cardinals at least, perhaps others.

Hester had a solo pro day this week, reportedly attended by 13 different teams. Ran a 40 under 4.9 (very fast for a 300 pounder) and had a 31.5" vertical, which would have been 2nd among DTs at the combine. Reportedly has a private workout scheduled with the Steelers. A few other teams expressed interest in private workouts, but there is not sufficient time to get them in before the draft. Brief article:
http://draftanalyst.com/treyvon-hester-w...-nfl-teams
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RE: Rockets in the NFL/CFL/AFL: 2017
Add Jaylen Coleman to the list. He is more of an old school run stuffing NFL Middle Linebacker but will certainly get into someone's camp. His injuries kind of sabotaged his draft chances but he has the strength, build, hitting and productivity (when healthy) to intrigue NFL teams.

Also add in Stepec. He has the size and strength to make it in the league and was fairly productive at DE last year. He also was a beast on special teams earlier in his career. Not likely to be drafted but he is on some of the draft boards' periphery which usually means he will at least get a UFA contract and camp invite.

I think there is a good chance 4 Rockets get drafted. Clearly Hunt and Roberts will be drafted, probably by round 4 at the latest. Hester's fast recovery from shoulder surgery and recent pro day and interest suggests he is back in that 4th-6th round spot he was projected at before he got hurt. Norton probably isn't quite NFL ready strength wise but has a lot of the other tools teams want in a tackle and has enough size, skill and potential to get a shot. I've seen him projected anywhere from 5th round to UFA.
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RE: Rockets in the NFL/CFL/AFL: 2017
We may only see Hunt get drafted with Roberts and Hester quickly signed as UDFA. The closer this draft gets the more our Rocket guys slide down the mock drafts...
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RE: Rockets in the NFL/CFL/AFL: 2017
Storm Norton is a potential draft pick for the Falcons (Atlanta not bg).
http://thefalconswire.usatoday.com/2017/...rm-norton/
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RE: Rockets in the NFL/CFL/AFL: 2017
(04-14-2017 04:27 PM)Rocket_Fanatic Wrote:  We may only see Hunt get drafted with Roberts and Hester quickly signed as UDFA. The closer this draft gets the more our Rocket guys slide down the mock drafts...

Nah, Roberts gets drafted. Too good of a prospect and made a solid impression at the combine. Hester will be drafted too. Ideal game for modern NFL interior line schemes. 13 NFL teams came to see just him at his pro day. They didn't make that investment of time and staff to sign him as a UFA.
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RE: Rockets in the NFL/CFL/AFL: 2017
(04-14-2017 01:38 PM)northcoastRocket Wrote:  Regarding draft possibilities or potential undrafted free agent signings, the names I have seen mentioned thus far:

Rodney Adams
Treyvon Hester
Kareem Hunt
Storm Norton
Michael Roberts
DeJuan Rogers
Damion Jones-Moore

Hunt has reportedly had private workouts with around a dozen different teams.
Norton has been getting some buzz on twitter of late. Apparently had private workouts with the Giants and Cardinals at least, perhaps others.

Hester had a solo pro day this week, reportedly attended by 13 different teams. Ran a 40 under 4.9 (very fast for a 300 pounder) and had a 31.5" vertical, which would have been 2nd among DTs at the combine. Reportedly has a private workout scheduled with the Steelers. A few other teams expressed interest in private workouts, but there is not sufficient time to get them in before the draft. Brief article:
http://draftanalyst.com/treyvon-hester-w...-nfl-teams

I recall reading the media guide for Rocket hoops one year when it listed Tim Rieser as having the best vertical on the team at 31.5".
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RE: Rockets in the NFL/CFL/AFL: 2017
(04-14-2017 04:27 PM)Rocket_Fanatic Wrote:  We may only see Hunt get drafted with Roberts and Hester quickly signed as UDFA. The closer this draft gets the more our Rocket guys slide down the mock drafts...

If Roberts doesn't get drafted, I'll lose all faith in humanity. Hester's injury makes it sensible for him to go as a UDFA.
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RE: Rockets in the NFL/CFL/AFL: 2017
If anyone has CBS Sports, Cleveland @ Tampa is playing an Arena game right now. Manley and Summers are playing for the Gladiators.
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