Tanner Blain is ready for his shot. The 2-year San Diego State starter is ready to prove his value to any team. Tanner finished his college career in the top 10 all-time SDSU leaders in punts, punt yards, and punt average.
Birthplace: Lindenhurst, IL
School: San Diego State
Clemente Casseus is an explosive sideline to sideline physical downhill Linebacker that is 6-1 and 227lbs who runs a 4.57 second 40 yard dash, but has run a 4.47 40 back in February 2016 after working with his speed coach. Casseus played his College Football at the University of Cincinnati but was deemed ineligible to play by the University for an off the field altercation during his senior season. During his playing career at the University of Cincinnati Casseus played his 30 games and recorded 60 tackles. He personal best in a single game came on September 27, 2014 vs Ohio State where Clemente recorded 6 tackles in a single game. Clemente compares his playing style to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Lavante David.
Birthplace: Miami, FL
Fredrick is a unique story… As a walk on to a starter, Freddie has earned his spot and everything that he has done in his career. This brilliant young man earned the nickname Nigerian Nightmare, for his furious play. From 2 games in 2014 to 11 in 2015 with 14 tackles and 3 TFL’s, to his in his senior season (only 9 games) at 39 tackles (25 solo) 13.5 TFL at 65yds, and 1 PD. 8.5 sacks! This young man will earn a spot and your respect with his work ethic and attitude alone. Not to mention his skill set.
Birthplace: Durham, NC
School: North Carolina Central
Leon Mackey is a 6’5” defensive end with a nonstop engine that will leave even the toughest offensive linemen gasping for air. Leon, an All-Big 12 Honorable Mention, is from Wilmington, Delaware and attended high school at Hargrave Military Academy. Now you can begin to see where his work ethic and hard exterior derives from. A man on a mission, Leon started his college career with Hinds Community College in Raymond, Mississippi where he was a four-star prospect by Rivals and ranked No.8 on Superprep JUCO Top 100 First Team All-Conference.
After a successful year with HCC, Texas Tech saw the potential and added Mackey to the Red Raiders roster. In his first season with Texas Tech, Leon played in 10 games with 6 starts and ended the season with 28 tackles, 20 solo, had 3 tackles for a loss, and a forced fumble. Mackey finished his career with Texas Tech after the 2012 season and was titled an All-Big 12 Honorable Mention the same year. Leon continues to follow his dream of playing in the NFL and spent the 2014 Season with the IFL Green Bay Blizzards before winning the 2014 Arena Football League ArenaBowl Championship with the Arizona Rattlers.
Birthplace: Wilmington, DE
School: Texas Tech
Sam Montgomery is an explosive Defensive End that stands at 6-4, 260lbs and has been clocked a 40 time of 4.5 seconds. Montgomery’s game play has been compared to as a mix between New York Giants great Lawrence Taylor and recent Denver Bronco DeMarcus Ware. Sam played his College Football at LSU and was Drafted by the Houston Texans in the 3rd Round of the 2013 NFL Draft 95th overall. Sam’s past coaches have said that he is very coachable, retains information and plays very quickly and is not afraid to work hard. Montgomery has had some off the field issues in the past from a well-publicized speeding ticket to smoking marijuana. Sam takes full responsibility for his actions and blames a lot of that to youth and immaturity and guarantee’s that any team that is willing to give him an opportunity is not getting that immature 24 year old Montgomery but the 27 year old mature Montgomery that is hungry and ready to fight for any team willing to give him that chance. Montgomery does believe there are other off the field rumors that get associate to his name that is not accurate and he has former teammates, team officials and NFLPA employees that can speak on Sam’s behalf. Sam has kept his body and mind busy over the past year where he returned to LSU to complete his degree and has been working with Strength Coach Tommy Moffit. Montgomery goes on to state “returning to LSU to complete my degree has further demonstrated my willingness to push myself, as well as my strong character. I made sure I met the LSU standards of excellence which includes attending classes, living a clean and healthy lifestyle, and representing the university in the community.” There are many things that can be said about Sam Montgomery, some of it true some of it untrue but the one thing that cannot be denied is that Sam Montgomery loves playing football and he is very good at it. Any team that gives him an opportunity will quickly see this and see how he can help any NFL Defence and also help any NFL team working in the modern day salary cap world.
Birthplace: Greenwood, SC
Draft: Rnd 3, Pick 95 (2013/HOU)
School: Louisiana State
Will Ratelle is a 5-10, 250lb LB/FB that played four seasons at the University of North Dakota. Ratelle played LB for the Fighting Hawks playing in 40 games over his College career and not missing a start in his Junior and Senior Season. Will racked up 266 total takes and 6 sacks in that time. He went undrafted in the 2016 NFL Draft but was signed as a Undrafted Free Agent by the Atlanta Falcons and was cut by the Falcons following the 2016 preseason after Ratelle was injured in Atlanta’s final preseason game. While with Falcons, Ratelle was converted from his LB positon he played in College to FB as Atlanta felt he was better suited for FB due to his height. Will was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs in January of 2017 and was released in May after their rookie mini-camp. After he was released by Kansas City the Chiefs RB Coach Eric Bieniemy reached out to us to let us know that Will did a great job, is a hard working and he is a smart kid and takes tremendous pride in everything he does. Ratelle runs a 4.51 40 and as a LB he compares himself to Minnesota Vikings LB Chad Greenway.
Birthplace: Birmingham, AL
2015 AFL Rookie of the Year
As a star cornerback and kick returner for Florida State University, leading the NCAA in punt returns in 09 and earning Chick-fil-A Bowl Defensive MVP in 2010, Greg Reid is an explosive defensive back that is exciting to watch. After undergoing an upsetting ACL tear in 2012, Greg fought the odds and continued to push through the adversity to achieve his dream of one day playing in the NFL. Training vigorously to get back to where he once was as a highly regarded athlete, Reid finally had his chance when he signed with the St. Louis Rams in March of 2014. After a life fulfilling few months Reid was unfortunately let go in August during final cuts.
Not to be discouraged, Reid continued to chase down his NFL dream by entering into the Arena Football League (AFL). Fine tuning and sharpening his gridiron game, Reid played for the New Orleans VooDoo in Dec. 2014 and was then assigned to the Jacksonville Sharks in April 2015. After totaling 70.5 tackles, 9 interceptions, 1 forced fumble, 2 fumble recoveries, 1 kick return for a TD, and 21 pass breakups in 12 starts for the Sharks, Reid was named the 2015 AFL Rookie of the Year and made First Team All-Arena. It’s safe to say that the NFL has not seen the last of Greg Reid.
Birthplace: Valdosta, GA
School: Florida State
Ranked as a Top Ten strong safety in the upcoming 2014 NFL Draft by CBS Sports, Alden Darby would be a key defensive weapon for any NFL organization. Darby attended Arizona State University and took full advantage of his opportunity with the Sun Devils. During his freshman year, he earned Hard Hat player for his work in ASU’s offseason strength and conditioning program. Any football player will tell you it all starts in the weight room. Darby continued to work hard on his game and his dedication paid off in 2012 when he earned All-Pac-12 Second-Team honors. Ranked fifth on the team in tackles with 80, including eight in the team’s bowl victory against Navy, and ranked Sixth All-Time on ASU's single-season interception return yards list with 154.
As a team captain, Darby was the first Sun Devil to earn the privilege of wearing the Pat Tillman Practice Jersey, which head coach Todd Graham awards to those who embody the positive characteristics of the football program and university. Capping of his senior year in the 2014 East-West Shrine Game, recording two interceptions in the game, Darby reached the end of his college football career. Darby had an unforgettable career with the Sun Devils, starting 28 of his 50 career games. He was selected as a 2013 Senior CLASS Award Second-Team All-American, made the 2013 All-Pac-12 First-Team, had 10 career interceptions returned for 253 yards along with two touchdowns, recorded 26 pass deflections, 217 career tackles, 155 solo, 8.5 for a loss, 4 career fumble recoveries, and had 3 forced fumbles. Darby was signed by the San Diego Chargers immediately following the 2014 NFL Draft.
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