Friday, August 20, 2010

Injuries start to hit NFL Draft Prospects

The College Football season hasn’t even started and some of the teams have already lost players for the season that were prospects for the 2011 NFL Draft.

DB Troy Woolfolk, Michigan - Wooolfolk dislocated his ankle and broke a bone in his leg at this past Tuesday’s practice and is most likely lost of the season, he could possible take this year as a redshirt season and come back for the 2011 season. He had a 5th to 7th round grade from the NFL going into the season and most people thought he would move to free safety at the NFL level despite playing cornerback at Michigan.

DE Ben Martin, Tennessee - Martin went down with an Achilles injury on the first day of summer practice and will miss the season. He will be taking this year as a redshirt season and plans to come back 100 percent for next year. He had a 5th to 7th round grade from the NFL going into the season and he would have been looked at as a 3-4 outside linebacker at the next level because of his size and athleticism.

DE Danny Richard, Grand Valley State - Richard has been lost for the season after suffering a torn ligament in his left knee, it is the same knee he hurt in last years D-II national championship game. Richard plans to pursue a medical redshirt exemption from the NCAA so that he can play next season. He has a free agent grade going into the season, but Grand Valley has shown over the years to be a powerhouse on the field and also has had players either get drafted late or sign as free-agents.

DE Christian Anthony, Grambling – Anthony suffered an apparent heart attack last week Thursday afternoon. He was released from the hospital this past Wednesday after being in stable condition while in the hospital. There has been no official word if he will play football this season or ever again. Football is secondary to Anthony having a long a healthy life, if he can get cleared to play football again that would be great. Before the season he had a 5th round grade from the NFL.

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