Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Pro Dreams

Graphic on the Dartmouth football instagram account.
Palo Alto Online has a story about Dartmouth quarterback Jack Heneghan joining the San Francisco 49ers that includes this from the Big Green senior:
"It's real exciting because I've grown up watching the games and for me, this is the team I love. It also completes one of my career goals, playing in the NFL has been a dream and something I've wanted for a long time. I'm just looking forward to getting started and help the team in any way I can."
The Sacramento Bee writes about Heneghan and the Press Democrat has capsules of Quarterback Jack and the Niners' other signees.
The NFL Draft is in the books and the CFL Draft is just a couple of days away. Dartmouth senior Ryder Stone – who grew up in Calgary – is one of seven running backs who get a mention in a Canadian Football League story that looks at, "Who’s trending up and who’s trending down?"

Two running backs are "trending up," and Stone is one. From the story (LINK):
Stone was a bit of an unknown to the many U SPORTS fans who follow the draft in their winter football starvation. He arrived at the combine with good burst and the ability to handle himself in special teams drills, which was the most important part of his evaluation considering he out worked other backs such as Alex Taylor and Atlee Simon in the games most important discipline as a potential rookie.

Several readers sent along emails pointing out that as of yesterday's BGA Daily no Harvard players had signed with NFL teams as undrafted free agents. It's early but Craig Haley of STATS wouldn't be surprised if NFL scouts rediscover the way to Cambridge next fall. From a story Haley posted under the headline, 10 early FCS prospects to know for 2019 NFL Draft (LINK):
Larry Allen III, OL, Harvard - Son of NFL Hall of Fame offensive tackle Larry Allen was out of school last season, but will return as a senior in 2018.

Appearing on Haley's Twitter feed (italics are mine):
2018 top returning #FCS tacklers:
1. Nick Miller, Penn: 10.4 tpg
2. Ryan Brady, Holy Cross: 10.0
3. Adam Wollet, Robert Morris: 9.8
4. Jack Traynor, Dartmouth: 9.8
5. Jonas Griffith, Indiana State: 9.7 
Former Dartmouth center Austen Fletcher '12, whose YouTube channel has almost 144,000 subscribers, explains the concept of his show in a story in the Dartmouth Review. (LINK