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Congrats to POC on getting drafted. Looks like everyone will get their opportunity. Can't ask for more than that.
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Pat O'Connor will not only make the Lions, he will be a fan favorite on special teams and as a situational defensive player...now if only Nigel Kilby remained on the team. He has 3-5 round draft potential.

Congrats to POC. He's a football player thru and thru.
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(04-29-2017 06:43 PM)EMU03 Wrote:  
(04-29-2017 05:53 PM)FrankAnderson Wrote:  When was the last time EMU had played drafted in back-to-back years? Has that ever happened before?

A sign of the program moving in the right directions.

Off the top of my head, 98 and 99. Charlie Batch and LJ Shelton.
Ron Rice wasn't drafted (free agent) and he had a really nice career with the Lions.
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Anyone else notice that Drake had a TE drafted in the 5th round? Oh, the irony.
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(04-30-2017 07:47 AM)Bob Wickersham Wrote:  Pat O'Connor will not only make the Lions, he will be a fan favorite on special teams and as a situational defensive player...now if only Nigel Kilby remained on the team. He has 3-5 round draft potential.

Congrats to POC. He's a football player thru and thru.

My understanding, maybe incorrect, is that he is in school but will not play in 2017.

This is getting more and more common in collegiate football.

I have NO idea if it applies to Kilby or any other EMU FB player, but CC does have a known 'one, two and three strike policy' for various offenses or problems.

Heaven knows, as we learned Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in Philly (NFL draft), players get into a ton of problems which they have to overcome...
04-30-2017 08:31 AM
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(04-30-2017 07:47 AM)Bob Wickersham Wrote:  Pat O'Connor will not only make the Lions, he will be a fan favorite on special teams and as a situational defensive player...now if only Nigel Kilby remained on the team. He has 3-5 round draft potential.

Congrats to POC. He's a football player thru and thru.

We have to move forward and forget Kilby. However, I agree Bob that Kilby had a great freshman year and was setting himself up for a monster sophomore year. Against CMU prior to Bailey's game winning TD, I believe Kilby made a tough catch in traffic to sustain the drive and convert a 4th down. I didn't see him drop many passes if he touched the ball. He will be hard to replace this year.... next man up!
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(04-30-2017 09:23 AM)Luckeyone Wrote:  
(04-30-2017 07:47 AM)Bob Wickersham Wrote:  Pat O'Connor will not only make the Lions, he will be a fan favorite on special teams and as a situational defensive player...now if only Nigel Kilby remained on the team. He has 3-5 round draft potential.

Congrats to POC. He's a football player thru and thru.

We have to move forward and forget Kilby. However, I agree Bob that Kilby had a great freshman year and was setting himself up for a monster sophomore year. Against CMU prior to Bailey's game winning TD, I believe Kilby made a tough catch in traffic to sustain the drive and convert a 4th down. I didn't see him drop many passes if he touched the ball. He will be hard to replace this year.... next man up!

That was Aristilde on 4th down of the final drive against CMU.

But Kilby did have a great year. Big touchdowns against Charlotte, BGSU, and Miami.
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Neither Cooper Rush nor Zach Terrell drafted, surprising some. Rush to Cowboys and Terrell to Ravens as FA's. Roback has better measurables, and way better arm strength than both of those guys. He will very likely impress scouts with his arm at his Pro Day. A big Senior year with limited turnovers should put him in the draft discussion.
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(04-30-2017 10:14 AM)EagleTough Wrote:  Neither Cooper Rush nor Zach Terrell drafted, surprising some. Rush to Cowboys and Terrell to Ravens as FA's. Roback has better measurables, and way better arm strength than both of those guys. He will very likely impress scouts with his arm at his Pro Day. A big Senior year with limited turnovers should put him in the draft discussion.

I'm shocked, despite what the 'experts' say on Terrell.

Some QBs, like Drew Brees, do nothing but complete passes.

And, for Pete's sake, NFL team would be drafting Terrell in the 6th or 7th round to be a BACKUP. No one expects him to be a Stafford or Rogers or Brady.

So to compare Terrell to a first rounder is a false comparison. He doesn't need to be 6' 4" and have a rocket for an arm.

QB is one position where a player can be drafted and groomed as a backup and that is because of the nature of the position.

No one expects (or hopes) a backup QB to get 30 - 40% of the snaps. If he is expected to get only mop up duty, why waste a 3rd round pick on a back up QB prospect? This is in start contrast to DLs, RBs, etc. where a 3rd DE is expected to get a lot of snaps. Ditto a 2nd or 3rd RB.
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