Jamari Lattimore (6’2” 232lbs ) Just recently signed with the Buffalo Bills after being cut by the Jets. He should Fit in nicely with Rex Ryan’s 3-4 defense. The Bills also added Lattimore to help in the special team’s aspect of the game, Jamari is one of the best ST players in the NFL. He played around 28% of all special teams snaps as a New York Jet but had a minimal impact due to playing time. In Green Bay, he also played 28% of all ST snaps but had a much larger impact. As a NY Jet when he was on defense more than 14% of the time in 2015 they outscored there opponents 73-35 and Won every game. If Jamari does not get cut, Rex Ryan will primarily use him as a Special Team and Kick coverage player occasionally Subbing in for Preston Brown as an MLB in that 3-4 defense. If he survives the 52 man roster cut, I project he will play at least 40% of all Special Team Snaps and 20% of all Defensive Snaps.
Brandon Shell: 6’6” 324lbs
Brandon Shell is an NFL type Prospect with a 34 3/4″ arm length and 10 3/4″ hands. In the NFL combine he had one of the best broad jumps for offensive Tackles measuring 112” long. He also ran a 5.22 40yd dash. Over the past 4 years, Shell has been a solid OT starting all 47 games for the Gamecocks, he has broad shoulders and is a Kick and Slide lineman with an Anchor technique. He oftentimes stands flat-footed which in turn gives him trouble with the speed rush and linebacker blitzes. He is a classic example of a Heavy legged waist bender Lineman, he is very sluggish and slow reaction time off the snap. On drops back he stops moving his feet, most one on ones end in a draw instead of winning at the line of scrimmage. Does not have the feet nor the hand strength to become a starting left tackle in the NFL. Has all the components just not the technique, He would be a good project for an NFL line coach.
The Leaked Scouting Report of Johnny Manziel from the patriots surprised many people. Was this supposed to be the future of the Patriots? Were they going to dump Brady and let Manziel Take the reigns? Well We will never know now,Manziel who is a Free Agent just got Suspended the first 4 games of the NFL season is hoping to get a fresh, but different start. The AFL (Arena Football League) is interested in the troublemaker Manziel for a plethora of reasons,1. Johnny ”Football” was the most explosive player in College Football in over 20 years 2.He would have made a great NFL starter if not for his horrific attitude on and off the field 3. So the AFL assumes that if Manziel would have made a great starter in the NFL that he would sure do wonders for the team that snatches him up in the Arena League. I think that the Arena League would be a Good move for Manziel. If he puts up decent numbers and stays out of trouble , one day we could hear Johnny Manziel’s name called on Sunday once again?