Tuesday, April 25, 2006
NFL Draft Board: Sacramento Area Bulldog Talent
Paul Pinegar and Adam Jennings both hail from the Sacramento area and are two of the area's NFL prospects. Both former Bulldogs are hoping to be drafted in this weekend's NFL draft. The Sacramento's Bee Joe Davidson is projecting Pinegar as a 5th round pick and Jennings to sign as an undrafted free agent. Davidson's evaluation of Pinegar makes me wonder if he ever saw Pinegar play.
Ideal size, poised, hails from a passing system; has nice touch and can make all the NFL throws. Concern is lack of speed, and he needs to shore up mechanics. Fifth round.
Pinegar, as I stated yesterday, is capable of making an NFL team and has good size and poise. But I do not think he has a nice touch on the ball, and he can not make all the NFL throws. He could not even make all the throws at Fresno State. I don't think his speed is a concern as a pocket passer, and he is not exactly a statue in the pocket.
Jennings, however, brings a lot to the table as a late round pick. He was an accomplished college kick returner, and a capable receiver. He fills two voids for an NFL team, one as 5th or 6th receiver and the other as a special teams player/kick returner. He had an impressive forty time at the NFL Combine, and speed is always an important asset.