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Gone Crusin, Be back in 5 days

My readers mean the world to me, but my family comes first. We are leaving today on a cruise. We will be back in 5 days, and I just wanted to let you all know in advance.

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For up to date information, check these sites:

Rotoworld

Pro Football Zone

Pro Football Talk

ESPN

NFL

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Carolina Panthers hosted veteran lineman Ben Ijalana

The Carolina Panthers hosted former small school offensive lineman Ben Ijalana. He played college football for Villanova. He was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He recently played for the Jets.

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@caplannfl: DT Letroy Guion visited the #Seahawks on Friday. G/T Ben Ijalana visited the #Panthers.

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Seahawks hosted former Packers DT busted for tons of weed

Yesterday the Seattle Seahawks hosted LeTroy Guion the former Green Bay Packers defensive tackle who was recently arrested in Starke, Florida for tons of Mary Jane.

http://youtu.be/fSQ723ggI3Q

Guion would be a great depth signing, but that depends if the NFL suspends him for his recent arrest.

@caplannfl: DT Letroy Guion visited the #Seahawks on Friday. G/T Ben Ijalana visited the #Panthers.

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Panthers claim OT Jonathan Martin; Sign WR Jarrett Boykin

The Carolina Panthers, may have missed out on veteran  cornerback Alan Ball but they did land two other veterans.

The team claimed former bully victim Jonathan Martin who was recently released by the Niners, as well as signing a wide receiver.

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The team signed free agent target Jarrett Boykin to a one-year contract Friday.

“It means a lot being from the area and having the opportunity to come back and get a chance to play for the Panthers,” Boykin told the team’s official website after starring at Butler High School in Charlotte, North Carolina. “But at the end of the day, it still boils down to how I go about my business on the field. I have to prove myself all over again.”

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Chicago Bears sign veteran CB Alan Ball

Alan Ball who turns 30 soon turned down a deal with the Carolina Panthers to sign with the Chicago Bears.

The former Illinois product signed a one-year contract with the team Friday and is expected to compete for playing time on the outside in the new defense after starting the last two seasons for the Jaguars.

Of his 43 career starts, 22 have come in the last two years for the seventh-round draft pick of the Cowboys in 2007.

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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Randy Powell, DB, Lane College

randy powellEvery year, NFL Draft Diamonds brings our readers the best in depth interviews on the internet. We specialize in giving players an opportunity to showcase their talents on our website. We conducted interviews last year with over 300 plus players. We want you to enjoy our interviews, because when these young men are in the league, we will not be surprised, and neither should you. 

What is your name?

Randy Powell “aka Randy SaVage

What is your Height/Weight?

6’0, 198

What is your position?

Cornerback/free safety

Where do you play college football?

Lane College

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

30+, I was ranked by espn as a top 100 safety. 24/7 sports as a top 100 athlete in the nation.

How did you choose your school?

I signed to the university of Memphis so that my mom and family could watch me play. I was initially going to sign with The University of Louisville in ’09 until the staff was changed out. I transferred to Lane College in the spring of 2013

Where are you from?

I was born in Memphis , TN but due to the fact that I was a ward of the state I bounced around frim home to home. I’ve lived in Chicago with my former foster parents and I currently reside in Bradenton , Fl with my God father. 

Who is your role model, and why?

I view multiple people as my role model for different reasons and perspectives.  My God father is Bahamas so he  always stay on me about how important family is. My head coach Derrick Burroughs and Earnest Mitchell  whose the head of the IT department at Lane College makes sure that I’m always alert and focus on football from a player’s stand point and business outlook. 

Have any scouts met with you yet, and if so what are they saying?

Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, Oakland Raiders,  and Tennessee Titans. They all love my size as a corner and the way I’m built overall as a player.”I look like a NFL player”. More importantly because of the adversity that I’ve overcome I’ve became a great character role model for many others and since that’s one of the NFL’s new primary focus I’m far ahead in that category. 

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I ran track.  I love track simply because my mom was a great high school track runner.   In 2005 I was the 100m City Champion as an 8th grader I came in 2nd in the 200m and 3rd for long jump.  2006-7 I won 1st place in 6 of the meets that I competed in for the 100m.

Did you play any other positions in football?

I played quarterback for majority of my life. I was just big, fast, and had raw talent so theoretically you could’ve placed me in any position and I would make plays.

At your position, what separates you from others?

My aggressiveness , will,  and versatility separates me from others who play my position.  I can play all downs and in any package. Corner, nickel, dime, and safety as a coach you should look at those attributes as a catch because I’m flexible within schemes. I also play all special teams From being the return man to blocking for the return man and more.

When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?

I check for QB tendencies such as which hand is he and which side does he feels comfortable throwing to. For viewing receivers I look at how hard does the guy come off the ball even when he’s not getting the ball. Does he look back with buck eyes and adjust his hands to catch the ball when thrown.  Is he a possession or “Big YAC” receiver.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Albany state’s QB from the 2014  season.  He was tall and stood in the pocket without fear of throwing it down field.  ” unfortunately he could never score on me though” lol.

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?

I would have to say that I’m an athletic corner like Patrick Peterson and I play man to man very well , but I’m aggressive like Chancellor.  I literally picked a receiver off of his feet and slammed him because he caught a pass on me.

What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?

Not having consistent guidance until later in my life . It forced me to learn the hard way in a lot of situations.  The murder of my mom in 2011 devastated me. It made me view life in a different binocular.  I went from being slightly hungry to being unsatisfied with anything other than success to my liking. 

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I love music. I have to listen to music before a game  and I have to pray.

What is your biggest strength?

My biggest strength is my physical and mental strength it self. I’m very tough and vivid like a pulp fiction

What is your biggest weakness?

My weakness is my own emotions.  I’m still young and I’m still trying to figure somethings out about my self and my past so that I can gain ultimate control.  I hate losing and I hate feeling like a loser. 

If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?

Sir,  as a Gm I’m sure you want a player who can play and I can promise you more than that. I’m not only a versatile football player but,  I’m versatile in life. You won’t have many issues with me if any at all. I can be molded into exactly what you want and need if I’m not there already.  You’ll never have to worry about effort or my attention because I’m always focus, in fact right now as we speak I believe that I’m more focus than you are on getting this job done . Which is selling myself to you! 

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

 Mike Vick, Atlanta Falcons 

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?

President Obama, Deon Sanders,   and my Mom. 

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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: SamQuan Evans, DL, Tennessee State University

samquan 1Every year, NFL Draft Diamonds brings our readers the best in depth interviews on the internet. We specialize in giving players an opportunity to showcase their talents on our website. We conducted interviews last year with over 300 plus players. We want you to enjoy our interviews, because when these young men are in the league, we will not be surprised, and neither should you. 

What is your name?

SamQuan Evans

What is your Height/Weight?

5’11.5 295

What is your position?

Defensive tackle, Nose tackle

Where do you play college football?

Tennessee State University

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

I actually had a lot of teams recruiting me but when they notice that i was 5’11.5 they backed off and lost interest.

How did you choose your school?

It was a good situation to come in and play. I liked the coaching staff. It felt like home away from home. My hometown friend Anthony Levine of the Baltimore Ravens helped on my decision by challenging me by saying “you have to be a dog go to my school”

Where are you from?

Walkertown, North Carolina

Who is your role model, and why?

My Mother. I admire my mom so much because of all the adversity she’s been through, she always manages to make a way out of no way.

Have any scouts met with you yet, and if so what are they saying?

Not really, the ones i did wanted to see how I performed on pro-day which was on 3/10/15

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, wrestling

Did you play any other positions in football?

Fullback, Center, Guard, Linebacker

samquanAt your position, what separates you from others?

I have great awareness making me able to identify blocks and react faster. I also play with great leverage and is good at using my hands to disengage from blocks thus allowing me to make more plays.

When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?

I look at the offensive lineman technique, and if he’s consistent with it. I observe tendencies during run and pass plays such as; if he’s in a three point stance in run and two point in pass. Look to see how good their feet and hands are.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Kadeem Edwards

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?

Aaron Donald. He’s an undersized guy like myself and he uses his other attributes to make up for his size like myself.

What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?

The biggest obstacle by far i had to overcome is me being undersized. I overcame it by just using my disadvantage as a advantage. I just play with low center of gravity and great leverage to defeat taller opponents making me play bigger than I appear on paper.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Listen to Notorious B.I.G, visualize myself in the game making plays, and just relaxing my mind.

What is your biggest strength?

My ball get off.

What is your biggest weakness?

The obvious is that I’m undersized, but I have always used it to my advantage. It keeps me low at all times. I’m quicker & just as strong or stronger as the competition.

If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?

If I could sell myself, I would tell him that in me, he would be getting a versatile defensive tackle/nose tackle who would come into the organization with a big chip on his shoulder ready to work and earn everything as I’ve had to do my whole life and have fun doing it.

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

Lawrence Taylor and the New York Giants

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?

My grandfather, my uncle, Robert Greene

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Northwestern QB Trevor Siemian is gaining major NFL interest

We are learning that Northwestern quarterback Trevor Siemian has NFL teams drooling over him.


After tearing his ACL against Purdue earlier this year, Siemian had a road to recovery.


Siemian is currently rehabbing at Parabolic in New Jersey with Brian Martin, and working with former NFL QBs Jay Fiedler and Scott Brunner.


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We have learned that Trevor is taking a top 30 visit out to Denver to meet with the Broncos on Thursday, April 2nd

 

-He also has a workout with the Chicago Bears on Wednesday, April 7th

 

We have also heard that Broncos QB Coach Greg Knapp is taking him to dinner on April 8th and will be there for his Pro Day the next day. 


Keep an eye on Siemian he sounds like a draft riser.

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