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AAF Players Who Could Get Another Shot at the NFL

QB Garrett Gilbert, Orlando: A former high-profile high-school recruit, Gilbert has always had tools, but has never realized his potential. He led the AAF with 2,152 passing yards, and posted an impressive 13–3 TD–INT ratio.

QB John Wolford, Arizona: The scheme will have to be right, but Wolford showed potential as a shifty, if small, quarterback, in throwing for 1,400 yards and 13 touchdowns. He was in camp with the Jets last summer.

RB Zac Stacy, Memphis: Stacy was picked in the fifth round of the 2013 draft by the Rams, and the former Vanderbilt player looked promising as a rookie before injuries torpedoed his career and led to an early retirement. He showed flashes of his NFL self at the beginning of the AAF season, but got hurt again.

WR Charles Johnson, Orlando: Johnson’s speed has always tantalized NFL teams, and he put together a respectable 2014 season for Minnesota (31 catches, 475 yards). His 687 receiving yards led the AAF.

WR Rashad Ross, Arizona: This 29-year-old has spent the last nine years bouncing on and off NFL practice squads and camp rosters. He led the AAF with seven touchdowns catches as part of a 36-catch season, but his age is his enemy.

 

WR Jalin Marshall, Orlando: Talent hasn’t been the primary issue with Marshall over the years—after declaring for the draft early, he was drafted by the Jets in 2016, but was suspended to start the ’17 season and cut thereafter. Marshall finished with 26 catches in the AAF.

DE Karter Schult, Salt Lake: Schult had outrageous sack production in college at Northern Iowa (31 over his last two years) but he washed out of the NFL after shots with the Browns and Panthers. But that collegiate production did carry over to the AAF, where he had seven sacks.

DE Damontre Moore, San Diego: This former Texas A&M star was once seen as a first-round draft prospect, but character flags caused a fall to the third round in 2013. The 26-year-old bounced around the NFL for six years before landing in the AAF, where he had seven sacks.

NT Mike Purcell, Salt Lake: Purcell, a 328-pound run-plugger who actually started eight NFL games for the Niners over three years, showed his ability against the run in the AFF and actually flashed some pass rush (3 sacks) too.

OLB Jayrone Elliott, San Antonio: The 27-year-old former Packer and Cowboy, who showed promise early in his NFL career, led the AAF in sacks (7.5). That’s should land him somewhere in the NFL in the coming weeks.

CB Keith Reaser, Orlando: A fifth-round pick in 2014, Reaser made it through three coaching changes in San Francisco before getting cut in September 2017. An injury short-circuited the 2018 season for him in KC, and he was stellar in the AAF.

FS Derron Smith, San Antonio: This 2015 sixth-rounder spent two-and-a-half years with the Bengals, before hooking on with the Browns in mid-2017. He didn’t make it out of camp last year, but his three-pick AAF season could earn him another shot.

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Not so fast....

https://sports.yahoo.com/sources-nfl-sends-memo-32-172602792.html

Sources: NFL sends memo to all 32 teams to not contact AAF players

After a doomsday Tuesday for the Alliance of American Football, the NFL teams that began the process of identifying players they were interested in signing were interrupted by a league memo Wednesday telling them not to do so, sources told Yahoo Sports.

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Was typing something similar up in another thread.  Specifically for the people I liked watching.  I caught most of the games.  Probably 80% or more.

Here were the guys I liked most:

Domantre Moore, 6'4", 260lbs, age 26, DE

Most likely AAF Defensive MVP.  Tied for 2nd with 7 seconds.  For most of the season he was averaging 7 QB pressures per game.

Jamar Summer, 6'1", 190lbs, age 23, CB

Undrafted free agent 2018.  4.55 40, 37.5 vert, 10’5″ broad, 6.85 three cone last year.  Top PFF CB in AAF.  Was considered a lockdown corner in AAF.

Trey Williams, 5'7", 200lbs, age 26, RB

5.1 yards per carry as the complimentary back on the San Antonio Commanders.  Was amazing in the open field and making people miss.

Derron Smith, 5'11", 197lbs, age 27, S

Drafted in 2015 by the Bengals, he never did much.  Before being released by the Browns before the 2018 season he had 17 NFL tackles.  In the 8 games of the AAF he has 21 tackles and 3 INT.  For his original pro day, had a 4.6 40 yard time. His biggest issue is that he is seen as undersized, but does match up well in the slot position.

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1 minute ago, ChuckWag78 said:

Not so fast....

https://sports.yahoo.com/sources-nfl-sends-memo-32-172602792.html

Sources: NFL sends memo to all 32 teams to not contact AAF players

After a doomsday Tuesday for the Alliance of American Football, the NFL teams that began the process of identifying players they were interested in signing were interrupted by a league memo Wednesday telling them not to do so, sources told Yahoo Sports.

NFL salty as he'll.

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1 minute ago, TheRumGone said:

Wait so they’re gonna blacklist those players? That’s horrible.

Not blacklisted.  Just standard protocol.

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The memo, distributed to all 32 clubs, discouraged teams from engaging with AAF players or their agents. It was standard procedure, as the NFL is being proactive to prevent the possibility of litigation. NFL teams aren’t allowed to contact players in other leagues. While the AAF has suspended operations, it hasn’t officially folded or canceled its season. Until that happens, NFL teams have been told to steer clear.

 

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1 hour ago, Tepper's Chest Hair said:

Not blacklisted.  Just standard protocol.

 

Nice find. The source I saw didn't mention this was standard procedure. That makes a lot of sense in retrospect.

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