GT Pros Is Taking a Break

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Over the last few months I’ve had a great time writing about Georgia Tech and it’s former athletes, but I think it’s time to take a break. Between summer classes and FTRS writing, I have a lot going on and I really can’t put as much focus into the site as I’d like. With that said, I’d rather just stop posting for a little while so everyone knows the condition of the site.

I have every intent of writing again for GT Pros, but right now I just don’t want to slack on everything I’m doing. If you enjoyed the site or at least some of the posts, follow the site on the right side toolbar, so that way you’ll be notified when I decide to start writing again. Feel free to comment or rate this post as well depending on how you feel about the site. Again, I’ve really enjoyed writing on this site so far and I can’t wait to get back to work when time allows. Thanks for your time everybody!

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!

 

Finals Are Around the Corner

Due to the impending arrival of finals week at Georgia Tech, posts will be few and far between for the next week or two. Obviously the NFL Draft is coming up and we will keep you updated on any major developments, but that will be about it. Keep this in mind if you’re visiting and are curious about the lack of information. It will certainly pick back up when our writers have the chance to post new information and we’ll definitely have quite a bit to discuss. Thanks for your understanding!

2013 NFL Mock Draft- Georgia Tech Edition

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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

Afternoon Links

Now that we have added two more contributors, there is more time to write different posts. Every day or two we’ll write a links post like this one that gives some interesting videos or stories usually related to Georgia Tech. Today’s post has some spring football updates, a couple videos, and an in depth Masters review. Check out all the links and post your opinions 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

Another New Contributor

Hello everyone.  My name is Trent Keatley and am looking forward to writing up on all the past Georgia Tech stars that are doing the Institute proud as professionals.  I’m a die-hard Tech fan so I am excited to get started.  Hopefully I will do some segments concerning rumors going on around campus dealing with the players on what to expect in the upcoming seasons for different sports.  Be on the lookout for some highlight videos and podcasts as well.  Please give me feedback and points of interests you’d like me to cover and I’ll be sure to get you the information you crave.  Go Jackets!

New Contributor

USA vs. Costa Rica

Hello all. My name is Bryan Sweat and the wonderful creators of georgiatechpros.com have graciously enlisted me to increase the coverage of the GT pros we all like to follow. To tell you a little bit about myself, I love soccer as well as all of the Atlanta sports teams. The picture above was taken at the recent “SnoClasico” World Cup qualifier between the USA and Costa Rica. If you guys want to see more coverage on any particular athletes or leagues, please let me know. Be sure to check back for future developments, possibly including a Hall of Fame and/or Archives section.

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