Wednesday, August 6, 2008
By Mike Detillier
SaintsReport.com Draft Guru and Player Analyst
...One free agent player I want to watch closely in the pre-season games is TCU safety David Roach. Roach quickly passes the eyeball test and while he was a good player in the college ranks he always left you feeling that he was just a step away from being a front-line performer.
Roach was my 16th rated safety for the 2008 NFL draft, but question marks about his top-line football instincts let him go undrafted.
From an athletic standpoint ( 6-0 ¼, 210 and he runs the 40-yard dash in (4.51), Roach has the tools to develop into a solid NFL player, but he must show a more aggressive nature and gain quicker diagnostic skills to play in the big leagues.
The rangy safety has talent and he has pretty good coverage skills, so let’s see if he can turn the dial up high on the football field in pre-season...
The interview is rather long, but I could listen to CGP all day long. He does a good job of breaking down our schedule game by game. If you've got time to kill, take a listen.
Ah, I can hear it like it was yesterday "Co-ry Rod-gers, Co-ry Rod-gers", and then shortly after, CoRo would break for yet another 40 yard return. Rodgers was quite possibly the most deadly return man / receiver the Frogs have ever had. Give him a seam, and he was gone. He is the all time leader in career return yards (2,572), return yards in a season (906), return yards in a game (229), and returns in a career (140).
On top of the return numbers, Corey also dominated down the field. He is the Frogs fourth all time leading receiver in terms of receptions (152), and he is sixth in receiving yards (2,111). Rodgers is also tied with the great Mike Renfro for TD receptions in a career (17).
He finished third in all-purpose yards for a career (4,798), only behind LT and Andre Davis, and fifth in career TDs scored (29).
Up next, an oldie but goodie.
Posted by CounselorFrog at Wednesday, August 06, 2008