Saturday, April 30, 2016

Saturday--April 30th, 2016


Tajae Sharpe drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the 5th round.

Story from the official Titans site.

Read my comment below about yesterday's events and then consider RotoWorld thinks Sharpe played in the FCS.


Titians Online says Sharpe is out to prove himself in the NFL. reports the Titans take a Piscataway alum.

Dan Malone reports Sharpe thinks catching passes from Marcus Mariota "sounds great".

ESPN says the Titans add a tall, productive receiver.



Draft report by Mike Tanier of Bleacher Report"

140. Tennessee Titans: Tajae Sharpe, Wide Receiver, UMass. Sharpe is tall and runs crisper routes than many collegiate receivers. It’s tempting to pencil him in as a mid-major steal as a possession receiver, but Sharpe has small hands and poor overall pass-catching skills. He had a chance to make scouts fall in love with him at the Senior Bowl but dropped some passes and didn’t look smooth or elusive as a receiver. He maxes out as a roster body. The Titans' big draft is really feeling like a letdown. Grade: D+

Sharpe was one of the top receivers in catches made/per opportunity in the nation. He impressed scouts in the Senior bowl practices. I watched the entire Senior Bowl and he caught everything they threw at him. He also made a nice special teams tackle. Mike, don't quit your day job...


Matty Vautour has a post about the Titans drafting Sharpe.

Underdog Dynasty has a short article about Sharpe going to Tennessee.

It would be nice if the faculty senate got off their hobby horse about UMass football. Even though the motion was roundly defeated, this annual dog-and-pony show can't help UMass athletics. As I scan through the Google news-sphere I find numerous press factoids about "UMass is thinking about..." when no one was and the motion wasn't binding anyway.

None of those sports news bites will be corrected either. Let's hope we don't have to go through this every year.


Not surprisingly, there are not a lot of directly related UMass football items on the intertubes today except for the topic mentioned above.

FIU taps into South Florida talent to build program.


The press keeps confusing Mississippi State with Ole Miss.


Old Dominion rejects a proposal for a privately funded 25,000 seat stadium.


The Troy Trojans coaching staff including Neal Brown make a dance video and it's not pretty.



Anonymous said...

coach brown, stick to the "haka".

Anonymous said...

BF just signed rookie camp deal with Colts.