It doesn’t matter how you get in the league, it’s what you do once you’re in it. There are countless examples of players making an impact on Sundays who were not drafted to start off their NFL career: Texans running back Arian Foster, Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker, Raiders wide receiver Josh Cribbs, Giants running back Ryan Grant, Bengals linebacker James Harrison, and Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz to name several. But there is also, current free agent Danny “DJ” Ware.
Chris Stewart wrote an article about chasing his own destiny. Chris Stewart played for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (2006-2010) as an offensive lineman. He was picked up as a UDFA by the New York Jets, but was cut before the preseason ended. He is currently on the Arizona Cardinals’ roster trying to make the 53-man team. CS wrote this article about the unique opportunity that he has received.
Jordan White attended North Ridgeville High School. He then went on to play at the Western Michigan University. He totaled 306 receptions, 4190 yards, and 32 touchdowns during his collegiate career. He was All-MAC First Team in 2010 and 2011. He was also WMU’s first consensus All-American in school history. He broke school records at WR that were previously set by current Green Bay Packers WR, Greg Jennings. He has declared for the 2012 NFL Draft. This interview was conducted before the 2012 NFL Draft. He was drafted in the 7th round by the New York Jets. Read more
Nick Bellore played college ball at Central Michigan. After going undrafted in 2011, he trained on his own throughout the entire NFL Lockout. He signed with the Jets for Training Camp and ended up making their final 53-man roster. He is one of their key Special Teamers, and totaled 19 tackles during his rookie season. Check out this interview was conducted after the 2011 NFL season. Read more
Chris Stewart was a member of Notre Dame Fighting Irish from 2007 through 2010. He entered the 2011 NFL Draft, but went undrafted through the seven rounds. He then signed a small contract with the New York Jets, but was cut before the final roster cuts. He never made the 53 man roster. He is currently on the Arizona Cardinals roster and fighting for a spot in the 53-man final roster. Click here to read the interview that we did in the middle of 2011 NFL season.
C.J. Mosley attended Missouri University. He then entered the 2005 NFL Draft, and was selected 191st overall by the Minnesota Vikings. Right after his rookie season, he was traded to the New York Jets. He was a member of the Jets for three years. In 2009 and 2010 he was on the Cleveland Browns roster before they cut him. The first interview was conducted once right before the 2010 NFL season. Then, he signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars, and the 2nd interview was done in the middle of the 2011 season. He recently re-signed to remain with the Jags. Read more
Eric Smith and Pro Interviews are hosting a fantasy football league. Check this out for more information on how you can join the league. Getting a chance to play on an NFL roster is tough. For many players, making the final cut to the finalized 53-man roster is even more of a dream. New York Jets’ captain and starting safety, Eric Smith is giving fans a chance to make his roster. It’s definitely worth your time. Make sure you follow Eric Smith on twitter too.
Nate Ness first played Junior College football at El Camino College where he recorded 19 interceptions and 8 touchdowns. He then, went on to play college football for the University of Arizona during 2007 and 2008. He totaled 97 tackles and 7 interceptions while he was at Arizona. He entered the 2009 NFL Draft, but went undrafted. He has been a member of numerous teams from the Browns to the Seahawks to the Jets and now, he’s on the Miami Dolphins roster. This interview was conducted during the 2011 NFL preseason. Read more
Read an article about JetsCamp on August 11th with exclusive interviews with the unique positive media questions that I bring to the NFL. The players I interviewed for this article are Mark Sanchez, Dustin Keller, Marquice Cole, and Head Coach Rex Ryan. The focus of my day was meeting a variety of Jets fans. I walked along the line to meet fans. I also wrote a little about the Jets “Play Like A Jet” scholarships that they gave two high school students. Read more
Carlton Powell played college football for Virginia Tech University. He is one of few players in collegiate history that have a statistic like this: In over 100 run plays directed at him, he had a negative rushing total to running backs. He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He has been a member of a few different teams. I met him when he was with the New York Jets last year at training camp. Check out the two interviews that we have. Keep in mind, the earlier date was my third ever interview.
Read my third article about JetsCamp. I talk about it what practice was like on August 9th and I also include a variety of exclusive interviews from different New York Jets players. The players I interviewed for this article are Carlton Powell (former interview), Donald Strickland, Jim Leonhard, Defensive Coordinator Mike Pettine (former interview), and of course, Head Coach Rex Ryan.
Read the second article about my experience from JetsCamp on August 8th. I transcribed the interviews that I conducted today. They were very informative interviews, and definitely a lot of fun. The players I interviewed for this article are Jamaal Westerman, Eric Smith, John Conner, D’Brickashaw Ferguson, Mark Sanchez, Scotty McKnight, OC Brian Schottenheimer, and Head Coach Rex Ryan.
Eric Smith was a member of Michigan State Spartans from 2002 through 2005. He then entered the 2006 NFL Draft, and was drafted in the 3rd round, 97th overall by the New York Jets. He has been a safety on the Jets since, playing and starting both on special teams and on defense. Eric Smith has totaled over 200 tackles in the NFL, 19 pass deflections, and 1 sack. This interview was conducted before the 2011 NFL season.
Nick Folk played college football at the University of Arizona. He then entered the 2007 NFL Draft and was drafted in the 6th round by the Dallas Cowboys. During his rookie season, he earned both Pro Bowl and All-Pro recognition. He signed with the New York Jets after an interesting 2009 season. He has greatly improved his kicking since. This interview was done before the 2011 NFL season.
Jamaal Westerman played college football at Rutgers from 2005 through 2008. He was known a pass rusher and totaled 141 tackles, 45 tackles for loss, and 26 sacks throughout his time at Rutgers. He finished college third all-time with sacks. He entered the 2009 NFL Draft, but actually went undrafted. He signed a UDFA contract with the New York Jets. In 2011, he had 32 tackles and 3.5 sacks and forced 2 fumbles. This interview was conducted before the 2012 NFL season.