The Eagles selected former Australian rugby player Jordan Mailata in the seventh round of the NFL draft, giving a rare — but not unprecedented — opportunity to a player who has never played American football.
“He needs to get used to the helmet obviously because offensive linemen have to do a lot of non-verbal communication where you can’t speak to the guy next to you, you’ve got to be able to signal him, you’ve got to be on the same page. For Baseball Jerseys example, the quarterback might change the blocking scheme or the defence might rotate in an instance, just little things like that,” Hayne said. ”The helmet does hinder your vision but you’ve got to really get used to it in order to see how everyone is moving, and the rotations.”
Hayne is rooting for Mailata, and said that from a pure size, strength and athleticism standpoint Mailata has the ability to do it. But Hayne says Mailata is in for a tough task.
According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, Buccaneers team security is investigating a tweet sent in the direction of General Manager Jason Licht.
After the Bucs took North Carolina defensive back M.J. Stewart in the second Cheap NFL Jerseys round, a man named Mike Rogers sent a tweet which read: “When I see Jason Licht next time I roll through Tampa,” and included a GIF of a drug lord killing a police officer in a bloody shooting. The man has since deleted the tweet, and told Stroud he meant no actual harm.
“Yes, that was a total exaggeration,” Rogers said. “Just caught up in the moment. It was just a tasteless tweet. I’m not a psychopath.”
“I wanted [Quenton] Nelson really bad, but then he went off right before us,” Rogers said, referring to Colts pick at No. 6. “Then we traded back. James was still there and a huge position of need. I mean we have [Chris] Conte back, and he’s a huge liability in my opinion. I also think James not working out for teams hurt his stock, but I don’t blame him. They have tape and combine to go off of.”