Monday, May 02, 2016

Monday--May 2nd, 2016

Dan Malone has a post about Kessan Messiah and Robert Kitching III being invited to NFL mini-camps.


Matty Vautour has a story about the five UMass players who either received Free Agent contracts or were invited to mini-camps.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------- says the Piscataway pipeline to the NFL continues with Tajae Sharpe's being drafted by the Titans. talks about Tajae Sharpe being a late round gem for the Titans.

BTW, Phil Steele has Sharpe as his 20th ranked receiver in the draft.

------------------------------------------------------------------------ tracks the Giants free agents and mentions Kessan Messiah.


How will the Minutemen alums do in the NFL? Partially, it depends on staying healthy. I thought Rob Blanchflower had the talent to play for the Steelers, but he couldn't stay healthy.

Whipple called Marken Michel "Our best player". When he got hurt in the middle of last season, the Minutemen offense suddenly lost a lot of its spark. I think Michel and Jette have the talent to play to play in the CFL if they don't stick in the NFL. Frohnapfel is usually the smartest guy in the building, so he'd be an excellent reserve/unoffical coach for an NFL team.

--------------------------------------------------------------------- has a post about Robert Pena being inducted into the Minutemen Athletic Hall-of-Fame.


Not sure why, but the Albuquerque Journal breaks down the UMass 2016 schedule.


Hustle Belt reports only six MAC players taken in the NFL Draft.



Anonymous said...

I'm surprised that Jovan Santos-Knox wasn't invited to a mini camp.

UMass74 said...

Other UMass players who didn't get a look so far:

Trey Seals (at 6-3 233, he'd be a LB not a DE)
Tyrell Smith
Trey Dudley-Giles
Kelton Brackett (not sure of the type of injury that ended his season)