Saturday, August 09, 2008

Ben Coblyn Article

Matty Vautour has an article about UMass OG Ben Coblyn.

The updated roster lists Coblyn as 6-8 300.

He could be a good prospect to make an NFL team if he continues to work on his strength and technique. Ben only has one year of eligibility remaining and he needs playing time at his position.

Besides his height, his published 40 time of around 5.05 should turn NFL scout's heads.

Michigan OT Jake Long was the #1 pick in this year's NFL draft. He's listed as 6-7 315. However, I read a print article (no link, sorry) that he ran a 5.12 40 in Combine workouts. Note that time was after attending one of those expensive preparatory combine training camps.

I hope Ben has a great senior season. Hopefully, he'll get more than 12 regular season games to work on his game!

Image from Coblyn's webpage.


Anonymous said...

Frank didn't ask you earlier in the week about the practice fields

from the article you referenced
(The Minutemen used the old practice field because work continues on the permanent lighting system at McGuirk Alumni Stadium. Having to use the old field, which tends to turn to mud after a little rain, couldn't put a damper on the enthusiasm of the Minutemen in their quest to be the first UMass football team to reach the postseason in three straight seasons)
Money was raised for artificial turf for the stadium and practice fields. Then we read artificial turf was installed on the stadium and lacrosse stadium. Did you ever find out why?

UMass74 said...

I don't believe they have enough funds yet to do Gladchuck Practice field.