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Trust is deciding factor for Oklahoma in running back selection

NORMAN, Okla. - There's no running back on campus with any sort of real track record. There's little-to-no experience and there's not a single back who has a true, established resume. There's plenty of talent, but when coaches make the decision on who will ultimately be given the bulk of the carries when the Sooners open their season against Louisiana Tech later this...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Top running back candidates for Sooners this season

No more complaining about Roy Finch and how he doesn't get the ball enough. He's gone. Also gone is Brennan Clay, a consistent performer the past four seasons and Damien Williams, the team's most-explosive runner. In their place? Well, that's to be determined. OU has it's quarterback in place, but the running back position is still a question mark. Wednesday,...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Finch adds versatility to Patriots' crowded RB corps

BY DAN BEGNOCHEDespite playing the same position, No. 29 for the New England Patriots looks much different this year than in 2013.Gone is the 250-pound bruising running back LeGarrette Blount; in is Roy Finch, a tailback nearly 100 pounds lighter and six inches shorter. But don't let his size fool you -- the Oklahoma product plans on getting actively involved in all facets of...
Via AFC East Daily
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Running Back Roy Finch: I Can Play Any Explosive Position

The New England Patriots might need to show some creativity to find a role for undersized undrafted free-agent Roy Finch, but he could be worth it. Finch measured in at under 5-foot-6 1/2 at his Oklahoma pro day in March, weighing 177 pounds — though he’s listed at 5-foot-7, 167 pounds on the Patriots website — which is severely undersized for an NFL running back. Finch is...
Via NESN.com
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

New England Patriots’ undrafted rookie roundup

While the Patriots were plenty busy last week in the NFL draft, making several selections to improve the team, but their rookie endeavors didn’t end there. In the few days after the draft ended they began the process of signing undrafted rookies to deals. As many may recall, New England hit the undrafted lottery last season, signing wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins from Cincinnati...
Via cover32 - Patriots
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Mailbag: Undrafted free agents, and which Patriots won’t make the roster

Which of the undrafted free agents is most likely to make the roster? –Jake from New York City As of the latest report from the Patriots (Monday), the team has signed 10 undrafted free agents. The definitive list: Tyler Beck – TE – Bowling Green Roy Finch – RB – Oklahoma Shamiel Gary – S – Oklahoma State Cameron Gordon – LB – Michigan Travis Hawkins – CB –...
Via cover32 - Patriots
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Sign Nine Rookie Free Agents

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots signed nine rookie free agents on Monday, May 12. The nine rookie free agents are TE Tyler Beck, RB Roy Finch, S Shamiel Gary, LB Cameron Gordon, DB Travis Hawkins, RB Stephen Houston, TE Justin Jones, LB Deontae Skinner, and TE Asa Watson. Tyler Beck, 23, appeared in 49 games during his four-year career at Bowling Green and caught 25...
Via Sox and Dawgs
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Roy Finch impressive highlights, newest Patriots runningback

Don't let the music fool you, this wasn't created by a 15 year old in the early 2000s. This is the Patriots newest rookie running back, Roy Finch, whom the team signed as an undrafted free agent. As you can see above, Finch is quite the highlight machine. The former Sooner went undrafted due to some injury and work ethic concerns though. He worked for a time at slot receiver...
Via Patriots Life
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Tight End Asa Watson Among Patriots’ Nine Undrafted Free-Agent Signings

The New England Patriots used the undrafted free-agent signing period to fill major needs on their depth chart after the 2014 NFL draft concluded. The Patriots signed East Carolina tight end Justin Jones, Oklahoma running back Roy Finch, Bowling Green tight end Tyler Beck, Delaware cornerback Travis Hawkins, North Carolina tight end Asa Watson, Michigan linebacker Cameron Gordon...
Via NESN.com
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

New England Patriots: Undrafted Free Agent Signings

Prior to the 2014 NFL Draft, the New England Patriots had 65 players on their roster. 28 of those 65 players went undrafted in each of their respective years. To give you an idea of how huge that is, more current Pats went undrafted than current Pats who were selected in the first, second, third and fourth round combined. New England signed a grand total of nine UDFA’s after the...
Via Total Sports Live
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots undrafted rookies include 6'8" tight end Justin Jones, Ben Watson's brother Asa

Jones is a massive presence in the red zone. Rafael Suanes/US PresswireThe NFL's annual post-draft run of undrafted free agent signings is well under way, and the Patriots have added a few intriguing players at positions of need.The signing of Eastern Carolina tight end Justin Jones stands out because of his size. At 6'8" and 277 pounds, Jones is massive, and he has...
Via Patriots Life
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Roy Finch, Caj Reynolds Among Patriots’ Undrafted Free-Agent Signings

The 2014 NFL draft is over, which means an even crazier time starts — the race to sign undrafted free agents. The Patriots already have signed some priority rookies who were not selected in the draft. We’ll keep a tab on them here. The Patriots signed Oklahoma running back Roy Finch, according to his agency KMM Sports. Michigan State defensive tackle Micajah Renolds tweeted he...
Via NESN.com
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Notes From The NFLPA Bowl Game

By Alex Kozora Some quick hits from the recent NFLPA Bowl Game. Not the marquee event compared to the East West Shrine Game or the Senior Bowl but one that is still filled with Day Three selections. - Oklahoma running back Roy Finch may have been the star of the game, even if he didn’t walk away with MVP honors. He’s tiny at 5’7 180 but an explosive back with superb agility...
Via Steelers Depot
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

NFLPA Collegiate Bowl: Risers and Fallers

There are seven rounds in the NFL Draft, which are composed of only about 224 picks. That means 224 men are about to have their lives completely change. On January 18th, 2014, the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl was held in front of more than 140 NFL scouts. About 100 men battled for 60 minutes to show their best play. These are some men who stood out.   J.C. Copeland FB LSU: J.C...
Via Seahawk Addicts
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFLPA Bowl: Notes from the Week of Practices

The 2014 NFLPA Bowl attracted over 130 scouts with all 32 NFL teams represented.  There were a handful of recognizable names participating, but most of the week was highlighted by some of the more unheralded prospects.    Below are rankings of the week’s top standouts based on their performances during NFLPA practices only.  They do not take into account college tape...
Via Optimum Scouting
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Ways Oklahoma Could Upset Alabama In The Sugar Bowl

In my Sugar Bowl preview I wrote earlier this week, I had Alabama winning, 28-20. However, that doesn't mean that the Oklahoma Sooners can't do the impossible and defeat the third-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide. The Sooners could be described as a poor man's Auburn which luckily for them, happens to be the only team that defeated the Tide. Even that defeat, took 4 missed...
Via Football Nation
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss
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