Friday, April 18, 2008

Two WR's Prospects from the State of MI come in for a visit

The Raiders had two other Wide Receivers prospects in for a visit. The Raiders met with former Michigan WR Mario Manningham & former Michigan State WR Devin Thomas met with the team on 4/17/08. The Raiders are also showing heavy interest in Appalachian State WR Dexter M. Jackson. So look for him to make a visit to Alameda prior to the draft day. The team is also showing interest in Ferris State DB Patrick Wells. Wells is 5' 11" 194 lbs. 4.50 40-time. He projects as a 7th round pick or priority free agent.
He has food size and speed, along with experience at safety. Is a solid tackler who's not afraid to mix it up. Does well in bump -and-run coverage. Able to catch passes with ease.
Shows poor instincts and struggles to read plays correctly; gets beaten more often because of missed assignments than lack of talent.
Bottom Line:
Wells should get a shot in training camp because of his athletic ability, but has a long way to go as a player. He could be a great special teams contributor, however.

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