Tryout Treasures –2019 draft class final edition by Matt Anzio
Honestly, wish I started this series earlier but things happen in life beyond our control.
It’s Tuesday two days after the draft & much like yesterday, it’s a mixed bag of emotions among the many talented small school players I’ve had the honor of getting to know over the last year. So many guys getting that shot yet so many not so much as a call, text or email.
Because I have to move onto 2020 in a couple of weeks & need to clear my brain. This is some suggestions for Rookie Mini Camp or in the case of guys not working out or unfortunate injuries. Wanted to put out the last group of talented 2019 prospects that can step in & add competition if they hear the call.
- OL – Clayton Dry
- Black Hills State
A National & Dream Bowl attendee Dry showed he could play with the big boys.
Really like this fit, although this is an ore of a suggestion. Sure that a Denver scout or 2 are familiar with the talented Center from Black Hills State. A natural center that can play guard moves steady shuffling feet. Looks for work gets out in front of the runner clears a path. Intelligent presnap can help to make adjustments & audible to the right plays. Good holding his own against the pass. No pro day but put it on tape thru his career into the Bowl games looks legit.
- Slot/DB – Cua Rose
- Arkansas Tech
- Height : 5’9
- Weight : 190
Cua was one of the first players I did a report on this season.
From the jump, he jumped off the tape with his speed & aggressive instincts. Checks all the boxes & is just a victim of a very deep DB class. Think he deserves a look & as some guys can’t hack it, he will be ready when the opportunity arises. Lightning fast powerful tackler that takes good angles & is very intelligent. High character prospect that is hungry for just one shot.
Pro Day Numbers – Forty – 4.47 Bench- 19 Vert- 36” 60 yd – 11.1 .
- LB Tristian Green
- Saint Augustine University
- Height 6’ 1
- Weight: 235
Tough sideline to sideline movement ability.
Playmaker with some good looking film with a Senior season with 64 tackles, 6 sacks & 10 TFL.
You know he has the ability to get after it behind the lines, pull stunts pass/run blitzes & containment packages. Has longness to get his hands out in front of his body & constantly disrupt plays. Instincts to always be around the ball. One of many terrific LB’s I feel he deserves a chance to prove they can play at this level. Guys that will have other options but think a guy like Green maybe has been seen but not by the right person. Think he could be a gem on ST & add immediate depth the Denver’s LB room.
Pro day Results – Forty – 4.64 Vert- 33 “ Broad – 10’ 1”
- RB – Jaymar Anderson
- East Stroudsburg University P.A.
- Height: 6’ 2
- Weight: 225
Absolute Stud can hit the hole like it owes him money.
Has the physical makeup to be every down type of back or short yardage goalline truck & run defenders over. The quick first step with the heavy lean upon impact takes flattens defenders in route to the marker or pylon. His 4.62 does not add up with what I am looking at on film. Looks way more like a 4.50 – 4.55 guy to me. Think his Drill says it all 7.19 not bad for a 225 back.
FAF Bowl & FCS Scouting bowl attendee had a game vs Seton Hall with 239 yds & 6 TDs. Enough said get this man in a camp. He is an awesome back humble big tough quick deserves a shot.
- Pro Day Results Forty – 4.62 Short Shuttle 4.50 Reps -23 Vert – 32.5 “ Broad – 9’ 8 “ L Drill – 7.19 60 yd- 11
- DT Donnell Paco Bonds
- Fairmont State
- Height; : 6’1
- Weight – 295 lbs
Another victim of extreme depth at the D line position
Honestly believe he is right on the cusp & he is a strong-minded tough young man. Giving the violent nature of this game, believe me, the opportunity is coming. He did everything right great career killed it at The HBCU Spirit of America game & practices he attended. Following it up with an outstanding Pro day – Forty – 5.0 Vert – 30” Bench- 23 & Broad of 9’0
- DL RJ Martin
- Adams State
- Height: 6’ 2
- Weight: 287 lbs
Fast First step For a Big DL Prospect.
Can get off blocks with quickness good hands a quick rip move keeps himself clean on run contain. Athletic could move interior or exterior on the right 34 heavy teams. Not any team is 100% 34 or 43 these days can slide out against the run. Could see him as a good fit in Denver native to the area. He seems to fit what they like to do with there prototypical size & burst they like in the Rocky Mountains. Intelligent prospect ready to work yesterday. No Pro day but his tape looks very good.
- FS/DB Exavior Guillory
- Central Methodist University
- Height : 6’ 0
- Weight : 190lbs
Safety did not allow a completion all year.
From a small school but as a wise man once said good is good. He has the size range a DC likes in an FS. Can cover deep extremely sufficient has no problem on run or tackling assignment good technique to wrap up the opponent or blitz off the edge. Could help immediately on ST a prospect with good speed to hang with some quick wideouts. The testicular fortitude to be that underdog. Do whatever it takes a willingness to give 100 %. Although he was not afforded a pro day believe a player with the consistency of Guillory game in & game out can contribute at the next level somewhere.
- OL Brandon Niccum
- Northwestern Oklahoma State
- Height: 6 ‘ 3 “
- Weight: 298 lbs
Had a career of over 100 Pancake blocks & shows agility power & quickness.
Was a JUCO All American interior O lineman that will get out on the 2nd level create lanes. Excellent snapping getting set planting holding the line in pass protection. Think if he was from a bigger program he could be on a teams radar
Proday Number: Reps – 30 Pro Agility scored- 4.69 & had 5.17 in the laser is the numbers had access too.
- OL – Larry Omolayo
- Height – 6’2
- Weight – 315lbs
True road grader interior O line prospect.
Be best suited at the LG position or OG position. Has OT experience but never seen them put a 6’2 guy there unless its an emergency. It is nice to have guys that played inside & out. He is tough creates good run lanes & can hold a wide base on pass downs. Another position pretty loaded, so it will come down to who can keep moving Forward. Worth a look sure the East coast teams are familiar.
- WR/ TE Terrance Bynum
- Florida Tech
- Height : 6’ 6
- Weight : 227 lbs
TE size with WR skills deserves a look.
The exciting player that on an average year at the position no doubt he would have an interest right now.
Some things take time but as his pro day numbers suggest he has a very high ceiling. Think if he could get a shot he might just stick.
Pro Day – Forty – 4.76 S Shuttle – 4.52 10 yd- 1.72 Bench – 22 Vert- 39 “ Broad 10’ 4 “ L drill- 7.09.
- Foster Reznor
- Strong Safety/Corner
- Height: 5’10”
- Weight: 194lbs.
This is the owner’s special. NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot wanted to add a player he thought deserved a shot after a very solid pro day. Foster Reznor is a game changer at the defensive back position. He attended the Steelers local day and is still out there. His workout numbers were impressive, check them out!
40- 4.54, SS- 4.11, L Cone- 6.65, Vertical- 37″, Broad- 9’10”, Bench- 14