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steelblood
03-25-2010, 08:15 AM
Bright was a 5 star recruit who couldn't score high enough on his SATs to attend Florida State. He recently ran a 5.05 forty and benched 41 reps at NC State's Pro Day (He played last season for tiny Shaw College). He weighs between 320-345 according to varying reports. Unfortunately, he spent some time in jail for marijuana distribution. But, he seems to be putting things together. Might be worth a late round flyer. The Steelers will have inside information as Callahan's brother, Eugene, is currently on their roster.

For his story see the following article in sports illustrated...
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/w ... index.html (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/andy_staples/02/24/bright/index.html)

JUST-PLAIN-NASTY
03-25-2010, 08:38 AM
Bright was a 5 star recruit who couldn't score high enough on his SATs to attend Florida State. He recently ran a 5.05 forty and benched 41 reps at NC State's Pro Day (He played last season for tiny Shaw College). He weighs between 320-345 according to varying reports. Unfortunately, he spent some time in jail for marijuana distribution. But, he seems to be putting things together. Might be worth a late round flyer. The Steelers will have inside information as Callahan's brother, Eugene, is currently on their roster.

For his story see the following article in sports illustrated...
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/w ... index.html (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/andy_staples/02/24/bright/index.html)
Nice find...Thanks for sharing. Perhaps Eugene put the Steelers in tune to him. I don't see a problem with the Steelers giving him a shot. I would spend the 7th comp on him. If he goes undrafted, if the Steelers are interested, I say we would have the best shot at signing him.

Oviedo
03-25-2010, 10:36 AM
As a late pick or UDFA he is worth considering as long as he has put his past problems far into the past. The key for most of these guys is making the break with old "friends" and moving into the next phase of your life.

I would however keep him and Santonio away from each other. :wink:

Chadman
03-25-2010, 11:01 AM
As an UDFA sure- bring him in.

Chadman doubts this guy gets drafted, so he could be worth a flyer.

ramblinjim
03-25-2010, 11:12 AM
just watched the youtube video. i'm still amazed at how big these kids are and he's what 17 in that video?

flippy
03-26-2010, 10:26 AM
I would however keep him and Santonio away from each other. :wink:

Nice.

RuthlessBurgher
03-26-2010, 11:33 AM
They mentioned this kid briefly at the end of "Path to the Draft" on NFL Network yesterday, noting that 3 teams have shown interest in him at this point, and the Steelers were one of them (I think the Browns and Eagles may have been other other two).

hawaiiansteel
03-26-2010, 02:36 PM
THE SLEEPER FILE
PROSPECTS TO WATCH FOR THE 2010 DRAFT

4. Callahan Bright, DT, Shaw; 6-2, 315, 5.10 … If the football gods believe in second chances; actually if they believe in 4th or 5th chances, then Shaw DT Callahan Bright may be their man. Callahan was a legitimate five-star prospect coming out of high school in 2004 when he was considered to be one of the top 5-10 recruits in the country. Bright originally signed with Florida State but never played a down with the Seminoles. In fact, he never qualified academically and spent the next several years wandering from prep school to junior college to working on a garbage before finding a home this past season at DII Shaw. In between he fathered a child and spent some time in jail. Finally back on the field this past season, Bright had a decent season by DII DT standards, posting 48 tackles including 7.5 for loss, but hardly dominated the way scouts would have liked to see from a prospect playing at a lower level. Bright, though, remains an intriguing physical specimen. He‘s a 6'2", 315-pounder who has reportedly run under 4.95 seconds for the 40; he’s also as strong as a horse in the weight room and has an explosive first step and the strength to maintain leverage when he gets penetration. And while he’s a real longshot to be drafted, Bright could draw some free agent from teams hoping that they might get the light to finally go on with this guy who really is down to his final chance.

3. Scott Sicko, TE, New Hampshire, 6-4.5, 250, 4.55 … In what is a pretty good draft year for the position, Sicko is a very good lower-level receiving TE. In fact, the sure-handed Sicko had 160 career receptions at UNH for over 2,000 yards; that included career highs of 57 catches in 2009. Sicko has soft hands, the ability to get open underneath and the speed to stretch defenses; he‘s also a solid red-zone target who had 9 TDs last fall. Sicko is also a very good athlete who ran the 40 in a quick 4.55 at the team‘s pro day, while he posted times of 4.55 in the short shuttle and just under 7.00 seconds in the 3-cone drill, the latter which would have been among the better figures at the combine. Even though Sicko has bulked up to just over 250 pounds, he still isn’t going to get much of a push drive blocking,a lthough he will put a hat on people.

2. Pat Simonds, WR, Colgate; 6-5.5, 225; 4.55 … It seems each draft year just about every team in the NFL, or at least their fans, are looking for the next Marques Colston, the one-time obscure 7th round pick by New Orleans who has gone on to become one of the most productive wideouts in the game these days. And the 2010 draft is no exception where the answer to the question ‘who is this year’s Marques Colston?’ could be Colgate University WR Pat Simonds. Simonds with the size - he’s a rangy 6-5-plus, 225-pounder - to be something of a match-up problem at the next level. In particular, Simonds has the ability to use his frame to shied smaller DBs off the ball; he also has excellent hands and can go up and get the ball in traffic. Indeed, Simonds was a very good red-zone target, albeit at a lower where he had 28 career TD receptions including 14 in 2009. And while thought of as more of a possession-type receiver prospect, Simonds is a better than average athlete who ran in the mid-4.5 range for the 40 at his pro day and posted a 36-inch vertical. Plus, for a taller receiver, Simonds showed good agility in both the short and 3-cone drills where he had times of 4.20 and 6.70 seconds respectively, both of which would have been among the best times for receivers at the combine. Despite the fact that Simonds is a pretty good athlete, he still lacks real explosion off the line of scrimmage as well as that extra gear when the ball is in the air. For the record, Simonds had 170 careers receptions at Colgate on which he averaged ober 15 yards per catch, although he isn’t particularly dangerous with the ball in his hands after the catch.

1. Cory Greenwood, LB, Concordia (Canada); 6-2, 236; 4.50 … Canadian universities have never been particularly fertile grounds for NFL teams looking for pro prospects, however, that may be changing ever so slowly. Last year, for example, former Western Ontario DT Vaughn Martin was a surprise 4th round pick by San Diego, while Bishop’s RB Jamall Lee also drew some interest and eventually signed as a free agent with Carolina. And earlier this month, the CIS got some attention from the NFL when Bishop’s WR Steven Turner blitzed a 4.31 40 clocking at the CFL’s draft evaluation camp. While some NFL teams could be attracted by Turner’s speed, he’s actually not all polished a receiver; in fact, the best prospect in Canadian college football this year is Concordia LB Cory Greenwood. Greenwood, the CIS defensive player of the year is a 6-2, 236-pound specimen who is an outstanding athlete. Indeed, Greenwood put up numbers at the CFL camp that would have put him among the top LBs at the combine. Greenwood, for example, ran a 4.50 40 which would have been the fastest time among players at the position; he also clocked a 4.22 short shuttle, which would have been the second best time among LBs at the combine, while posting a 40-inch vertical leap which also would have been #2 at the combine. For good measure, Greenwood also managed a more than adequate 24 reps in the bench press. While he is a workout warrior who is also known for the time he spends in the film room, Greenwood is a tough, physical player with sideline-to-sideline range and decent instincts in coverage. Overall, Greenwood had 72 tackles in 2009nwood, including a couple of sacks and three other tackles for loss in the short Canadian college 8-game schedule. Greenwood also held up reasnably well as one of the two Canadians invited to this year's Shrine game. The issue though for Greenwood is that while he is a good athlete, he is very raw and will clearly need some developmental time to make it at the next level. There is also a question whether he is better suited to play inside or outside. Greenwood has mostly played ILB in Canada, but may be atd undersized for that slot in the NFL, while he is not necessarily a natural pass rusher off the edge.

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