#NFL needs to scout overseas harder; Look at these players

We have helped several players get a shot from overseas, and we will not stop. We have been reviewing film now for weeks on players overseas and I want to discuss some players that deserve a shot in the NFL. At least bring them in for a workout or a mini camp. I think they can become good players in the NFL.

Donald Russell

– A versatile running back with great ball control, excellent receiving skills, and strong blocking ability. A powerful downhill runner and valuable special teams member with great lower body strength and body control.

Position: Running Back, Special Teams,
Kick/Punt Return
Height: 5-11
Weight: 215
DOB: 08/04/1990

Professional Experience
Dresden Monarchs, German Football League (GFL) – 2015
Ranking: 2 Record: 13-3
Position: Running Back/Tailback, Special Teams, Kick/Punt Return
Rushing Att – 169 Rushing Yards – 1,928
Receiving Att – 25 Receiving Yards – 415
Touchdowns – 24

Atlanta Falcons, NFL – 2013
Undrafted Rookie Free Agent
Position: Running Back/Tailback
Completed: Rookie Mini Camp & Training Camp

Other NFL Experience
Tryouts – Carolina Panthers, 2013
Tryouts – New York Giants, 2013

2013 NFL Regional Combine Statistics:
Speed: 4.53 40-yard dash: 4.53
20-yard Shuttle: 4.28 3-Cone Drill: 7.3
Vertical Jump: 38 Broad Jump: 123.6
Bench Press: 23 reps at 225lbs

Played college football at Georgia State and the University of Kentucky. 1900 yards running in college and 15 touchdowns

Quade Chappuis

– A hard hitting safety with great ball skills. Played rover/linebacker in college and understands the game from both a linebacker and a safeties point of view. Chappius is a person that you will remember coming across the middle, because he will light you up.

Position: Safety
Height: 5-11
Weight: 215
DOB: 11/16/1990

2013 Utah Pro Day Results
40 yard dash: 4.48/4.50
20 Yard Shuttle: 4.14/4.19
Vertical Jump: 37
Broad Jump; 10ft 6inch
Bench Press: 18 Reps at 225 lbs.

Professional Experience
Dresden Monarchs, German Football League (GFL)- 2014-2015
Position: Safety, Special Teams
Stats – 150 tackles, 8 interceptions, 9 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, Pass Break Ups 12, and 6 forced fumbles

Started at the University of Utah for three years. 2 years at safety and one year at rover for the Utes. Played special teams and is always around the ball.

Matt Green

-Very agile receiver with underestimated straight-line speed to spread the field. Plays both slot and wide out. Excels in virtually any position. Returns punts, kickoffs, long snaps, and has played defense as well in college. Great hands, smart routes, very competitive, and willing to play various roles for the team.

Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 5-11
Weight: 190
DOB: 11/16/1990

Professional Experience
Allgäu Comets, German Football League (GFL1) 2015
Ranking #4 Record 13-3
Position- wide receiver, return specialist, long snapper
Receptions -98
Receiving yards – 1708
Receiving TDs – 20

2014 Dream Bowl Combine Statistics (unofficial)
40 yard- 4.52
20 yard shuttle- 4.09
3 cone drill – 6.78
Broad jump- 10’0 ft.
Bench reps- 8

Matt Green broke school record after school record catching 169 receptions for 2765 yards and 32 career touchdowns. Finished college career at division 3 Bridgewater State University with 3705 all-purpose yards.

Christian Rycraw

A scheme versatile running back with a great balance of speed, strength, and a viable receiving option. A decisive runner with elite vision and short area quickness.

Position: Running Back
Height: 5-9 1/2
Weight: 205
DOB: 11/16/1990

Professional experience
Schwabisch Hall Unicorns GFL #1 Offense, European Finals, German Bowl Finals, GFL Leading Scorer
Record: 17-3
Position: Running Back/ Wide Receiver
*Rushing Att. – 240
*Rushing Yards – 2010
* Rushing Yards per Attempt – 8.1
*Rushing TDs – 35
*Catches – 25
*Receiving Yards – 318
*Yards per Catch – 12.7
*Receiving TDs – 2

FXFL Miami Blacktips
Completed exhibition game
Green Bay Packers NFL- 2014
Completed Rookie Camp

2014 NFL GAC Pro Day
Speed – 4.44
20 Yard shuttle – 4.28
3-Cone Drill – 6.72
Vertical Jump – 46
Bench Press – 24
Broad Jump – 9.8

Christian played running back at Ouachita Baptist, where he ran for 2,800 yards and scored 38 career touchdowns on the ground.

Patrick Donahue

Position: Wide Receiver/Special Teams
Height: 5’11
Weight: 188
Age: 25

Calgary Stampeders Pro Day
Speed – 4.40

Professional experience

– 2015 Stats – 26 Touchdowns – GFL record 8 Kickoff and Punt Return Touchdowns
75 receptions, 1353 yards and 17 receiving touchdowns
2754 all purpose yards and 151.4 yard per game
– 2014 Stats – 27 Touchdowns, 6 Two-Point conversions, 3 Kick Return Touchdowns

Moritz Boehringer

Position: Wide Receiver/Tight End/Special Teams
Height: 6’4
Weight: 222
DOB: 23
Professional experience
GFL Rookie of the Year
70 receptions
1461 receiving yards
16 TD’s (5+ called back on flag)
20.9 Average

Nate Morris

Physical, athletic man corner with a high football IQ, great instincts and high motor. Has explosive recovery speed, and finishes plays. Player with huge upside and potential and can be used in the special teams game immediately. Shown to have a short memory and extreme mental toughness.

Position: Defensive back/Special Teams
Height: 5’9
Weight: 184
DOB: 07/28/91

Professional Experience: Schwabisch Hall Unicorns, German Football League (GFL) – 2015
Ranking -2 Record 15-2
Position – Cornerback/Returner/Special Teams
2015 Season Stats (14 Games)
54 Tackles (40 Solo)
5 TFL (14 yards)
3 Interceptions (5 yards)
18 Passes Defended (League Leader)
2 Blocked Kicks
8 Kick Returns (249 Yards)
3 Punt Returns (50 yards)

2016 Philadelphia Soul Tryout
40-yard dash: 4.50 (Electronic Timing)
20-yard Shuttle: 4.13 (Electronic Timing)
Vertical: 37 Inches
Bench 225: 11

College Experience: Stonehill College, Easton MA; 2011-2015
Cornerback- Career Statistics (37 Games) 119 Tackles, 3.5 TFL (5yds), 4ff, 10 Interceptions (127 yards) 16 Pass Breakups

Arttu Tennberg

Position: Offensive Center
Height: 6’4 1/2
Weight: 295
DOB: 25

Ryan Retzlaff

Position: Wide Receiver/Special Teams
Height: 6’0
Weight: 190
DOB: 6/1/1991
Professional Experience

85 receptions for 1437 yards for 16 touchdowns. Averaged 18.4 yards per reception and 133.3 yards a game.

Gal Mesika

  • Vitals
  • Position: Kicker
  • Height: 5’11
  • Weight: 175
  • DOB: 6/29/1988

Professional Experience:

Mesika is a professional kicker from Israel and is a beast. In association football he is a goalkeeper and has previously played with Hapoel Ra’anana from 2013-2014 and began playing for Maccabi Netanya in 2015. He was the also previously the starting goalkeeper for the Israel national under-19 football team and Israel national under-21 football team.

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Damond Talbot

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