Thursday, August 4, 2011

Frog Alumni Camp Report

With the current Frogs starting practice this afternoon, let's take a look at what some former Frogs are doing in their respective NFL camps:

-Jeremy Kerley, according to ESPN's Rich Cimini, "is quicker than an IM". Somewhat dated AOL references (or are people still using that?) aside, Kerley was cited for making the play of the day in Jets' camp for an acrobatic play near the sideline when he was able to get both feet in bounds after catching the pass from Mark Sanchez.

-While Andy Dalton is getting some quality bonding time with A.J. Green, wide receiver from Georgia that was the Bengals' first-round pick, one of his former go-to guys in college is also making his presence felt. With his precision route-running and sure hands, Bart Johnson is positioning himself to be the surprise of Cincinnati's undrafted free agency haul.

-The Colts are looking for more production out of their recent first-round draft picks- especially Jerry Hughes, who followed up a fairly disappointing rookie season with an offseason arrest. But at least one Indy blogger is very high on the Colts' undrafted free agent pickups, singling out Jake Kirkpatrick as a likely heir to Jeff Saturday at center.

-If you are so into fantasy football that you play in a league where you draft individual players on defense, Tom Digliani of "Fantasy Knuckleheads" is calling Daryl Washington one of his biggest defensive sleepers. Warning: the article is full of nerdy fantasy football jargon.

-David Hawthorne may have replaced Lofa Tatupu as the Seahawks' starting middle linebacker, but can he also be a team leader? Seattle Times columnist Jerry Brewer mentions him as a leading candidate to fill the leadership void left by Tatupu, Lawyer Milloy and Matt Hasselbeck.

-Like Kerley, Jimmy Young is also making some highlight-worthy plays in practice. He made an over-the-shoulder catch that was mentioned as the best play of the day in Bears' camp by Chicago Sun-Times reporter Sean Jensen.

-Aaron Brown is part of a very crowded depth chart at running back for the Lions after they drafted Mikel Lashoure out of Illinois (they apparenty like running backs that make Baylor's defense look silly), so he is trying to make an impact on special teams.

-Marshall Newhouse is being called the most improved linemen in Packers' camp by Wayne Larrivee of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. He's apparently up to 319lbs.


LOLfolding said...

They're going to be pimping Newhouse a lot because Chad Clifton is ancient and on the way out. I hope Newhouse does a great job.

an acrobatic play near the sideline when he was able to get both feet in bounds after catching the pass from Mark Sanchez.

Mark Sanchez blows. Every receiver on that team has to make athletic catches to haul in the crap he throws. Kerley should be an easy fit.

Tanner said...

Is this the most active players TCU has had playing at one time? I feel like every team almost has someone I can root for, and I may or may not be picking up kerley and possibly dalton off the FA list later on in the year in fantasy. Dalton has some great hands to throw to.

really exciting season coming up.