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Good read here. Do you think Mauti gets drafted? Late rounds?
“He's a football player,” said O'Brien, who spent 2007-12 with the Patriots before taking his current job. “He's just a great teammate, a great locker room guy. He's the exact opposite of a prima donna. That's why I think somebody should take a chance on him.”
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Perfect fit for the Eagles new 3-4
Or the Dick Lebeau 3-4 defense
Maybe now that AR is gone the Eagles will look at PSU for some talent.
if nothing else some heart. God knows they need it.
This post was edited by LBU59 14 months ago
People say that nobody will draft Mauti after his knee injury, but seventh round and even late sixth round picks are no more valuable to most NFL teams than undrafted free agents, so teams can afford to take a gamble in that round. What's not to like about a high-character player that would've graded out as a second rounder. I'm going out on a limb and saying that Mauti goes in a late round to the Patriots, based on the inside info that BOB can share with his old team.
I'd be surprised if someone doesn't take a chance on him.
Good call. I can see him as a Vrabel, Bruschi, or Ninkovich type. None of those guys are Willis or Urlacher type talents, but great football IQs and quality players that perform very well within a system.
This post was edited by Jmaus24 14 months ago
That is my name on their tops and no one can tell me any different!!!!
If you think about it, seventh round picks are really shots in the darks anyway, most of which are no name guys who never make a roster.. I don't think a team is really risking much by taking mauti in the seventh or even sixth, decent risk but huge reward if he's able to come back healthy..
I think back to when the Chargers selected Johnnie Troutman last year in what the 4th/5th round? Same situation here. The Chargers knew Troutman wouldn't be ready to go last year due to injury but drafted him anyway so no one else could. Not to knock Johnnie T at all but if they take him that early, who the hell wouldn't take Mauti around the same time or before that? Granted their injury's are different too but still. You get my point.
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He's still going to have some impressive strength numbers. Wouldn't be surprised if he has highest bench among all LBs.
If for some ridiculous reason no one takes him, I'd like to see him back as a GA as Vandy's heir apparent. Probably just a pipe dream though.
A drinking town with a football problem.
This I am not too worried about, though fairly enough you never know with the drafts. In speaking to a family member a few months ago right before he was getting some things fixed up, they were still being told late rounds. Obviously testing is about to really commence and that could factor, but as of the time of scouts knowing the injury and what he was having done, things were still looking good for being drafted.
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Nahh....he needs to come home to New Orleans who just switched to a 3-4 and has a DC that did well with another PSU LB that had a bum knee at PSU.
"One man didn't build this program and one man sure as hell cannot tear it down."
IF that happens, he will go workout in the FA market, and I would certainly wager a solid bit he can make a squad barring another injury in a workout.
The newest editions of dictionaries have requested to show a picture of Mauti next to "Football Player"
My bad, when I posted I had assumed this in the realm of his NFL possibilities.
I wanna see the guy succeed.
...and THEN come back to do what I said, ha.
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