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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2024 3:17 pm 
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2070 Las Vegas Rounders Draft Review

Spencer Gochanour OT Boston College
6'7" 336 lbs

Spencer Gochanour's draft day started like any other blue chip prospect's draft day. He had the suit, his phone, his agent, and his parents by his side in the green room. As with many drafts, someone starts to slide and that's where this young man's worst nightmare came true. As he watched his peers realize their dreams, his was dashed in 32 painful selections. Day 2 of the draft didn't fare much better until his phone rang right before Las Vegas called his name. The kid is as dumb as a brick, has a short fuse, and a competitive streak that many confuse with a bad attitude. Gochanour is still fairly green which meant with all things considered, no one wanted to roll the dice. This was not the case with Vegas, who felt the risk of him being a total bust was worth the 2.18 risk they wagered. The wager was placed, the dice were rolled, and both fans and detractors can't wait to see the outcome. They thought he was pissy before, wait until they get a load of this kid with a chip on his shoulder.

Roman O'Donnell CB Penn State
5'9" 187 lbs

Vegas really needed to go secondary in the 2nd round but couldn't pass on a blue chip prospect that fell into their lap. Fast forward 3 more rounds and the likes of Roman O'Donnell are the best of the rest. O'Donnell is a hands-on, aggressive cover corner that lacks size and power but makes up for it with tenacity and annoyance. He's not afraid to put a hat on a runner but lacks the size to do it with authority or by himself at times. O'Donnell's slight frame does raise concerns in the durability department but his speed, man, and zone skills are needed in an aging Vegas secondary.

Drew Beadnell OG Mississippi
6'2" 305 lbs

Beadnell is like any other offensive line pick - it's nothing sexy or exciting unless you enjoy watching large men that enjoy running through other large men. Beadnell is known for doing just that - he projects to contribute significantly in both the run and pass game in Vegas and take the reins from fellow meathead Bart LeFavor at some point soon.

Alex Anzivino WR Tennessee
5'8" 188 lbs

When you are a short, light WR, you typically are there for your speed. What happens when you are a short, light, and slow WR? Well, you bench more than anyone taller, bigger, or faster than you. Anzivino had a productive college career and finished his senior year with impressive numbers. The numbers weren't record setting, but considering how small and slow this guy is they should be a record of some kind. Anzivino didn't really impress in drills at the combine either, but his tape speaks for itself. He runs routes with the best talent in this class, he always makes catches beyond the sticks, and he would run through a wall just for an opportunity to make a catch. He's not going to make any appearances on ESPN's top 10 segments, but he's the guy you look to when you absolutely need a catch. Vegas started this draft rolling dice and they have shown no signs of stopping any time soon. The dice are out!

Van Harrison CB Illinois
6' 0" 200 lbs

Harrison made a name for himself at U-of-I as a shut down corner. He never achieved ball hawk status because he simply has no hands, but he became known for his ability to sniff out a play and break up passes in crucial moments. "The Rat" is not the most athletic secondary prospect, but he has pro speed and a nose for the ball. Harrison projects to a strong safety in Vegas due to his ability to man up, disect plays, and lay the lumber. His knack for finding the ball and punishing whoever has it or wants to catch it can lead to some missed tackles occasionally, but he's still steady tackler and asset in the run game. Harrison either has no clue how to play zone or bails on his zone responsibilities in search of the ball or big hit, so his opportunities at CB or as an every down Safety may be limited at the next level unless he can learn to be disciplined.

Elias Wilkerson OT Texas - El Paso
6' 5" 314 lbs

Wilkerson is a raw talent out of UTEP who may have done himself a disservice by choosing to go to school near family. This Tulsa product wanted to play in Texas and UTEP gave him his shot, which may have cost him some development during his 4-year college career. Wilkerson amassed enough tape for CFL scouts to see his potential, but while Wilkerson has the size and the numbers to play LT in the league, he has to show significant strides in his development this next year to fulfill his life-long dream of playing in the CFL.

Perry Forrester LS Northwestern
6' 3" 251 lbs

Known more for his contributions in class at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern, Forrester is a big guy that can't block and isn't athletic enough to be a receiving tight end at the collegiate level, much less in the CFL. What he can do is snap the ball accurately and to a place holder in 1.17 seconds. A number like this doesn't just get you a job as a long snapper in the CFL, it gets you drafted to do that job.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2024 11:19 am 
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Good stuff


PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2024 1:22 pm 
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Love it. Good write up man.

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