GT Pros is Back! Here’s What You May Have Missed

After a stressful last two weeks, as any Tech grad or student would know, it is now time to get back to writing. There have been some very exciting news over the last two weeks, so hopefully this post covers everything!

The NFL Draft has come and gone and there wasn’t a single Georgia Tech player drafted. Although this draft was abnormally deep, it is still surprising to see guys like Uzzi, Barnes, and Sweeting go undrafted. Luckily for them, however, almost all have signed UDFA deals. Here’s a list of where everyone ended up with the exception of Uzzi, who has not signed with anyone as far as I know.

Orwin Smith- Tampa Bay Buccaneers

TJ Barnes- Jacksonville Jaguars

Rod Sweeting- New Orleans Saints

Tyler Morgan- Carolina Panthers

Izaan Cross- Buffalo Bills

In NBA news, Jarrett Jack and the Warriors were able to pull a major upset over the Denver Nuggets in the 1st round of the playoffs. They now have a date with the San Antonio Spurs in the 2nd round, which means Jack will have to be a big contributor off the bench. Curry will have a hard time keeping Parker out of the paint, which means Jack will have to be even more important on the defensive end. Chris Bosh and Iman Shumpert are also still alive in the playoffs. I expect the Heat to coast by the Bulls, but the Knicks will have a very tough time scoring on the Pacers’ defense. They already lost game 1 at home, which is a really bad start to the series.

Another interesting development is the call up of Tyler Greene by the Chicago White Sox. He has played well when given the chance, and he certainly should stay on the active roster for the foreseeable future. Matt Wieters has improved on his stats recently and is starting to improve on his average. This slump has lingered longer than expected, but he still has a long season ahead of him and needs to avoid pressing.

The last two weeks have been eventful, but we are now heading into the summer, which means baseball, golf and the NBA playoffs will dominate our coverage. Make sure to come back and check out what you have missed as we gradually start to post again!

 

2013 NFL Mock Draft- Georgia Tech Edition

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usatoday.com

Since the NFL Draft is almost upon us, I figured it would be a nice time to do a mock draft. This will be a typical first round mock draft, but will also have projections for all of GTs potential drafted players. Do you agree or disagree with certain picks and projections? Let us know by commenting below! Continue reading

Mock Drafts in Agreement About Uzzi

Although mock drafts are meaningless to NFL GMs and scouts, who use their eyes to evaluate talent, they are still intriguing to NFL fans. They give the common fan an idea of where players are currently expected to go based off of the author’s “sources”. If one team falls in love with a player, however, there’s no telling where that player will be drafted (Bryan Anger to the Jags in the 3rd round). This could very well be the case with Omoregie Uzzi, who came into last season as a potential second day pick. After missing out on the entire pre draft process, his stock has dropped and he is a late round pick. Let’s take a look at where some of the mock draft websites have him going. Continue reading

NFL Draft Speculation

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waitingfornextyear.com

The NFL Draft is almost two weeks away, which means teams are starting to throw out smokescreens and rumors to confuse other teams. Sometimes they can actually be quite humorous when they poorly thought out and obviously false. We’re going to ignore all of this confusion, however, and look at Tech’s players in this years draft and where they should expect to go. Continue reading

Dawan Landry Signs With the Jets

A few weeks back, Dawan Landry visited with the Jets. It seemed like a reasonable fit since the Jets had a hole at safety after releasing Dawan’s brother, Laron. Apparently the Jets also agreed and signed Landry today. The terms of the deal have not yet been announced, but it’s probably a one or two year deal.

Landry didn’t have a great year with the Jaguars last season, but most of that was due to the lack of QB pressure by the defensive line. The Jags didn’t have much talent on their team and it contributed to Dawan’s down year. Now he should play better with an improved defensive line and better coaching. Playing under Rex Ryan and on a better team will improve his play next season.

Orwin Smith Scouting Report

Orwin Smith was a fan favorite during his time on campus, but that is irrelevant now that the NFL Draft is approaching. He was unable to attend the combine and didn’t participate in Tech’s pro day, which caused his draft stock to take a hit. The most important thing in the scouting process, however, is game tape, and Orwin has quite a bit of it. He was a key contributor in Tech’s offense for three years and has made many game-changing plays in his career. This scouting report will highlight his key strengths and weaknesses by looking at the first half of the Miami game from last season (I decided to spare everyone the second half) and a highlight video of his career. Below are the two videos respectively and he is #17 like always. Continue reading

Anthony Allen Signs His Tender

According to the Baltimore Sun, Anthony Allen has signed his exclusive rights tender. For those of you who don’t know, an exclusive rights tender is a contract a player must sign or else they can’t play in the NFL the next season. Therefore, Allen was obligated to sign the tender, although I am sure he doesn’t have a problem going back to the team he just won a Super Bowl with. He was a great special teams player for the Ravens last season, but I don’t see his role increasing beyond that next year. The Ravens have depth at RB with Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce, which will make it tough for him to see carries. It’s nice to see Allen back with the Ravens though, since they have treated him well during his time in the league.

Daryl Smith Is Visiting The Rams

Adam Schefter is reporting that Daryl Smith will visit with the Rams today. Jeff Fisher knows Smith well from his time with the Titans, so it isn’t all that surprising that he would bring him in. This is the first reported interest in Smith that I’ve seen, which means he may sign with them if he gets a contract he likes.

From a football perspective, this could be a very nice move for Smith. The Rams have two very good DEs (Chris Long and Robert Quinn) that can sack the QB and they have some pieces at linebacker. Smith should come cheaper than expected after the injury, so this could be a very nice addition for a team who’s trying to make some noise in a very tough division. Do you think this would be the right move for Daryl Smith?

Tashard Choice Is Headed Back to Buffalo

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zimbio.com

According to Tashard Choice’s Twitter, he is returning to Buffalo to play for the Bills. He’s heading back to an interesting situation in Buffalo, where they have a new head coach and don’t currently have a starting QB on their roster. The Bills also have Fred Jackson and CJ Spiller, so Choice may not see very many carries unless Jackson isn’t able to stay healthy. He now gets a chance, however, to play for a franchise he is comfortable with and should get an opportunity in training camp to get more carries. I haven’t seen any numbers for the contract he agreed to, but I would imagine he got a one or two year deal. I’ll let everyone know the specifics when they are released.