Monday, January 14, 2013

Pair of former Huskies training in IMG program

Trevardo Williams, UConn's all-time leader in quarterback sacks, and two-time captain Blidi Wreh-Wilson are among nearly three dozen NFL draft prospects in Bradenton, Fla. right now taking part in IMG Academy's NFL Combine/Draft training program.

The list of players includes Heisman Trophy finalist Manti Te'o out of Notre Dame and six other players projected to be first-round picks in April's draft.

Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M, OT
Geno Smith, West Virginia, QB
Bjoern Werner, Florida State, DE
Manti Te’o, Notre Dame, LB
Sheldon Richardson, Missouri, DT
Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame, TE
Shariff Floyd, Florida, DT
DeAndre Hopkins, Clemson, WR
Eric Reid, LSU, S
Barrett Jones, Alabama, C/OG
Tyler Wilson, Arkansas, QB
Justin Hunter, Tennessee, WR
Zac Dysert, Miami (Ohio), QB
Margus Hunt, Southern Methodist, DE
Montee Ball, Wisconsin, RB
Blidi Wreh-Wilson, Connecticut, CB
Robert Alford, Southeastern Louisiana, CB
Aaron Dobson, Marshall, WR
Menelik Watson, FSU, OT
Trevardo Williams, Connecticut, LB
Gerald Hodges, Penn State, LB
Everett Dawkins, Florida State, DT
Kwame Geathers, Georgia, DT
Zach Line, Southern Methodist, FB
Vance McDonald, Rice, TE
J.C. Tretter, Cornell, OG
Tommy Bohanon, Wake Forest, FB
Gavin Escobar, San Diego State, TE
Albert Rosette, Nevada, LB
John Wetzel, Boston College, OT
Ty Powell, Harding, LB
Garrett Gilkey, Chadron State, OL
Devin Smith, Wisconsin, CB
Nick Williams, Samford, DT
Covaughn DeBoskie-Johnson, Cal, RB

Staying on the subject of UConn NFL draft prospects, today was weigh-in day at the Raycom Classic. Former Husky Ryan Griffin came in a little under 6-6 and weighed in at 254 while Jory Johnson measured 6-feet even and weighed 226 points.

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