Thursday, January 15, 2015

January 15th, 2015

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Dan Malone has a story that quotes Coach Whipple as saying "I don't think there's any doubt Jean Sifrin can make it in the NFL".

Losing a talent like Sifrin hurts, but it can't hurt the program if another Minutemen player gets drafted. If Sifrin gets picked it'll be three picks in three years: Michael Cox, Rob Blanchflower and Jean Sifrin.

2015 could be a special year for UMass; I think Blake Fronapfel and Tajae Sharpe could comprise the Minutemen's first multiple player NFL draft since 1965 when Milt Morin was picked in the first round and Bob Meers went in the seventh.

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ESPN says this year's NCAA convention could herald a big change in college athletics.

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Former NIU QB Jordan Lynch, who was cut by the Bears, signs with the Edmonton Eskimos.

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UMass held Ball State RB Jahwan Edwards to 36 total yards on November 9th, but Hustle Belt previews his NFL draft chances.

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3 comments:

Noel E. said...

What about Bobby Mears and Milt Morin in the 1966 draft?

UMass74 said...

You're right! Morin was a first round pick in 1965 and Meers was a seventh round pick the same year.

For some reason, I was thinking Meers was '64. Excellent pickup; I'll change my post.

TopUMassFan said...

Best of luck to "Big Jean"...he was a great addition to our team and we will miss him greatly. Another Minuteman to the NFL!