Breaking: Nick Truesdell has signed with the Minnesota Vikings

Former Spokane Shock WR Nick Truesdell has signed with the Minnesota Vikings

We are learning that Nick Truesdell the former Arena Football standout will sign with the Minnesota Vikings. He went in last night and took a physical this morning. The man never quit and continued to pursue happiness. 

He had 9 contract offers after his amazing pro day where he ran a 4.47 forty at 6’6, and 252 pounds.  You can view the nine teams that offered him a contract here. He chose the Vikings today!

Today his dream was fulfilled.  Congrats NICK!!!!!

 

NFL Transactions for March 30th, 2017; Draft visits

NFL Transactions for March 30th, 2017

Cincinnati Bengals

  • Bengals announced Thursday that they’ve officially re-signed veteran DE Wallace Gilberry

NFL Draft visits

  • Michigan State defensive end Gabe Sherrod will attend the #Ravens local day

 

IFL team is voting whether or not to sign DE Greg Hardy

Greg Hardy has a shot to play football again. The Indoor Football League’s Salt Lake City Screaming Eagles team is allowing their fans to vote if they should give former NFL defensive end Greg Hardy an opportunity to play for their team.

Right now the voting is at 58 percent in favor of Hardy getting a second shot.

What do you think? You can vote for him here. 

 

NFL Draft Diamonds Scouting Report: John Ross, WR, Washington

John Ross is the fastest man in football and he is very similar to Desean Jackson

NFL Draft Diamonds Scouting Report: John Ross, WR, Washington

  • John Ross, WR. Washington
  • Height: 5’11”
  • Weight: 188 lbs
  • Hometown: Long Beach, CA
Pros: Instant acceleration and great speed down the field. It’s effortless for him to kick it into another gear. Explodes off the line and creates separation. He tracks down the ball very well. Shows great footwork and a good route runner. Doesn’t lose a gear going in and out of breaks, he can accelerate quickly. He is a threat to score any time he catches the ball. Deadly returner, he makes huge plays consistently. Sudden in his breaks. One of the best double moves I’ve seen from a receiver this draft class. Many times on vertical routes he had to slow down, track, and catch the ball. Rumor has it he ran a 4.3 in Washington, if that’s the case at the Combine, he’s shooting up everyone’s draft boards.
Cons: Lacks height and strength. Didn’t go up against press coverage that much. Struggles against very physical cornerbacks. Many of his catches were in space, so not a lot of instances where he had to make a contested catch. Has some double catches and focus drops. Needs to do better with hand technique against cornerbacks rather than make one move and work from there. Doesn’t seem like he has great arm length either, and probably won’t build himself up more in the NFL.
Overall: John Ross is a DeSean Jackson clone. He’s a much better route runner than you’d expect and while he doesn’t have the size you see from most elite receivers, he has deadly speed and has made clutch plays in his collegiate career. Ross knows how to get separation and his acceleration is so effortless, it’s crazy. He could be a #1 or #2 receiver at the next level. He’s not going to make spectacular one handed catches or win jump balls consistently, but he’s the guy that is going to outrun your defenders and create separation anywhere on the field. Teams like speed, and this is a guy who can make you pay big time over the top

NFL Draft Diamonds Scouting Report: Joe Mixon, RB, Oklahoma

Joe Mixon is a very good back if you can look beyond his past.

NFL Draft Diamonds Scouting Report: Joe Mixon, RB, Oklahoma

  • Joe Mixon, RB. Oklahoma
  • Height: 6’1″
  • Weight: 227 lbs
  • Hometown: Oakley, CA
Pros: Quick vision and ability to attack the hole when it’s there. Reacts quickly. Good balance and doesn’t trip up easily, even when making contact. Able to change direction and ability to make quick cuts. Causes explosive plays. His quick burst can be a game changer, as he can patiently wait for a hole and hit it at 100% and outrun players pursuing him. Has done well as a receiver and actually has decent feet for a running back running routes. Shows just how smart he is by being able to move defenders into blocks by moving behind the line and then attacks the hole he created. He is dangerous in space and can make people miss with ease.
Cons: Obviously the off the field issue. He also tends to play high, exposing his body that could result in bigger hits and more fumbles in the NFL. Sometimes he is too patient behind the line of scrimmage and lets opportunities get away from him. Has trouble finishing runs, if he gets stood up and has to power through, he doesn’t always win those battles. He also struggles to move piles forward. Will have to improve his lower body strength.
Overall: There’s a lot to like about his tape. He’s quick, smart, dangerous, and has the ability to score any chance he gets. Mixon has that huge red flag with the video and such. Plus he does play really high, but he reminds me a lot of Le’Veon Bell in college . They both were patient and both played high, which a lot of people thought would hurt Bell, but Bell corrected a lot of his game in that sense and is able to use patience to his advantage. Mixon has all the talent to be a premiere back. But what he did on camera is why so many teams may have him off their board, and it’s hard to blame them. With stories like Tyreek Hill though, there’s still a chance that he could get drafted. Only time will tell. His tape is really good, but that video is really ugly.
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