Saturday, April 30, 2011
A few hours after Marcus Cannon became a New England Patriot, he was joined by his TCU teammate Malcolm Williams when the Pats selected the safety with the 219th overall pick. Williams, who made just 12 tackles playing mostly special teams in 2010 for the Frogs, had his immense potential recognized by New England. He was a very highly-regarded recruit who originally signed with OU coming out of South Grand Prairie as the 5A Defensive Player of the Year. He spent two years at Trinity Valley CC before transferring to TCU.
After three of his teammates were taken by AFC teams, Colin Jones and his 4.31 forty time are headed to San Francisco after the 49ers selected the Frogs' safety with the 19oth overall pick in the NFL Draft. This also makes him roughly the 1,000th high school running back to be converted to another position by Patterson and turned into an NFL Draft pick.
Jeremy Kerley and LaDainian Tomlinson on the same team? Yes, I'll have some of that. Kerley with join LT and Drew Coleman as a member of the New York Jets after they selected him 153rd overall in the NFL Draft. I'm guessing the Big Apple is going to love Kerley as much as Fort Worth did.
Marcus Cannon, who was seen as a 2nd Round pick by experts less than a week ago, has been selected by the New England Patriots with the 138th overall pick of the NFL Draft. Cannon's health concerns are the reason he fell so far, but all indications point to him already taking care of it so this may be another brilliant late-round pick by one of the best-run organizations in professional football.