2021 NFL Draft

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  1. Red Raider

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    Kansas State DE Wyatt Hubert declares for the draft. He finished his career with 33 TFL and 20 sacks.
     
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    Good decision by Hubert. Be interesting to see his Draft Stock, but regardless where he goes he can stick around and make some noise in The NFL.
     
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    Personally I’d give him a 1st round draft grade, he reminds me of Ryan Kerrigan a little bit. Being realistic I could see him go in rounds 2-3. Latest would be round 4, he’s too good.

    Texas Tech OG Jack Anderson and Texas Tech DE Eli Howard will both be in the 2021 NFL Draft as well. Anderson should be a decently high draft pick, but I have no clue how the NFL views Eli Howard. I’d give him a 6th round draft grade, he was a good player in college but could never put up a big season. Although he hasn’t officially declared, he accepted an invite to an all-star showcase which means he is forgoing his eligibility for next year.
     
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    Agreed with both assessments on Howard and Hubert @Red Raider ! Don't know much about Anderson but I'll take your word he's another draftable OL.
     
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    Hopefullt Michigan DE Aiden Hutchinson declares too. Hubert should be a 2-3 rd pick.
     
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    Hubert was yet another somehow overlooked player, only one scholarship offer. 3 * recruit... Sounds about right.
     
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    BC TE Hunter Long declares for the draft.
     
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    Yeah Anderson falls in the same draft grade as Hubert for me rounds 2-3 but round 4 at the latest. Last season he actually had to make a post saying he was returning because most of us around TTU football thought he was going to declare for the 2020 draft.
     
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    I saw Mannix is going back to TTU. Hopefully both he and Rigdon are playing alot more next season.
     
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    Kansas St RB Harry Trotter declared for the draft - let's hope he finds his way onto a team as an UDFA.

    TTU OL Jack Anderson mentioned above has been invited to the Senior Bowl as has BC TE Hunter Long.
     
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    Hubert also with a senior bowl invite. They only have 6 or 7 spots left- need to invite two more QBs so as usual this will be a bad senior bowl even if we get a run on whites to fill out the roster. With no Shrine game it will also make it difficult for our guys to get noticed.
     
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    2 more players have declared for the draft.

    SMU QB Shane Buechele
    Pitt C Jimmy Morrissey
     
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    Excellent Morrissey only allowed one sack in 2019 and followed it up with another nearly flawless season in 2020. Former walk-on haha.

    An NFL team with a young QB would be wise to target Morrissey!
     
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    With not much hope at the WR position hopefully white athletes can continue to build there numbers at the remaining positions the caste system has not totally destroyed.

    Penn State redshirt junior TE Pat Freiermuth declared for the NFL Draft.

    Freiermuth (6'5/260) underwent season ending surgery for an undisclosed injury back in November and missed the remainder of the season. He finished the season with 23 catches for 310 yards and a touchdown. The redshirt junior is regarded as a top three tight end in the 2021 NFL Draft class with the potential to be selected in the first-round. The Athletic's Dana Brugler writes "Freiermuth has several strengths to his game, including his route-running and hands, but his compete skills stood out to me the most." Besides Florida TE Kyle Pitts, Freiermuth is as good as any other tight end in the 2021 class.
     
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    Good news Freiermouth is the best true TE next to Hunter Long.

    Pitts is just another oversized WR in Jordan Reed/Ed Dickson mould.
     
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    My guess is Pitts could be an Engram type too. Essentially a glorified WR who lacks in-line blocking ability. I'd take Long and Freiermouth over him every day.
     
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    Looks like the Senior Bowl roster is filled out...I am sure there will be some changes. One of the invites was Alabama OL Landon Dickerson who injured his knee last week so he will be replaced in the game. I took out the 4 specialist positions and there are 20 out of 110 spots given to white athletes which is 18% so a shade under that 20% mark that we have identified as the baseline for the percentage of whites drafted in any year.

    There are plenty of deserving white players that should of been invited over black counterparts at several positions. I tried pointing this out to the Senior Bowl and they blocked me :)

    All current seniors do have to declare for the draft this year or state they will return to college.


    Jake Funk has indeed declared for the 2021 NFL draft.
     
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    Exciting news about Jake Funk! This kid is the real deal. :)

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    I want this kid to do in the NFL what many of us thought Luke Staley would years ago. They are very similar in speed, coordination, power, vision and elite athletecism! Let's do this Jake "Play That Funky Music White Boy" Funk!

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1309967038648135680
     
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    What a great story WL! It speaks to this young man's tremendous courage, drive, and determination. To comeback from so many injuries. A broke hand, TWO torn ACL's on the same knee. Hoping he makes it to the NFL!
     
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    I think @Red Raider mentioned the College Gridiron Showcase. Jake Funk will be attending. I'll try to track all white athletes who have received invites to it. With the Shrine Game cancelled our guys need as much exposure as possible.
     
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    Some game hilights from the very short season from Jake Funk. He was as explosive as ever and deserves to play on Sundays in the NFL! :)

     
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    Virginia Tech DT Jarrod Hewitt declares for the draft. He’s a bit undersized but he is a productive player from the inside. 92 tackles, 16.5 TFL, 9.5 sacks in his career.
     
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    Jake Hansen declares for the draft as does Monty Rice. Hansen outperformed Rice in every category but was not named a Butkus finalist nor is his draft projection very high. Hansen lacks the "optimal size and athleticism" according to weenieworld. I've read that line countless times when it comes to white athletes. Just goes to show production (which equates to actual skills related to the sport of football are not valued). Black skin is more important.


    Illinois redshirt senior LB Jake Hansen declared for the NFL Draft.

    Hansen (6'1/225) led Illinois in tackles with 68 along with 10.0 tackles for loss, two interceptions, two PBU and two forced fumbles. The redshirt senior received Second Team All-Big Ten accolades by the media and Third Team recognition by the coaches. An extremely productive player, his 10 career forced fumbles are tied for third most in program history and his PFF College 90.8 tackling grade led the nation this year. Hansen lacks the optimal size and athleticism to play middle linebacker at the next level but he has excellent instincts. He projects as a late Day 3 NFL Draft prospect.



    Georgia junior LB Monty Rice declared for the NFL Draft will not play against Cincinnati in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.
    Rice (6'1/235) was a consistent presence in the middle of the Georgia defense, registering 49 tackles, 30 solo, 1.0 sack, two forced fumbles and one PBU. The junior has opted out of the Peach Bowl and will instead focus on preparing for the NFL Draft. A team captain and Butkus Award finalist, Rice played through a foot ailment that required regular treatment. The three-year starter has been assigned a second-day grade by most scouts and is considered a top-five linebacker prospect.
     

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