Serritella’s 2019 All-Scrappy Team

Purdue Boilermakers quarterback David Blough (11) drops back to pass against the Auburn Tigers.Photo: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Ric Serritella

In order to make the All-Scrappy team you must possess grit, determination and the refusal to be denied. They may not get chosen high, they might not get selected at all but they’ll be taking someone’s job at the next level. Below is the inaugural Serritella All-Scrappy team.

QB David Blough, Purdue – Smart, savvy team leader who lacks prototype size or arm strength but shows enough juice to get the job done, Blough has all the makings of a long-time backup at the next level.

RB Wes Hills, Slippery Rock – The Pride of the Rock back had no problem competing in the step up in level of play during the all-star circuit, both at the East-West Shrine Game and Senior Bowl—he brings the total package.

WR Terry McLaurin, Ohio State – Barring injury, McLaurin is going to be a four-down player at the next level due to his special teams propensity and has the future makeup of a coach once his playing days are over.

WR Keelan Doss, UC Davis – A big-bodied wide out who has a chance to hear his name called on Day 2, Doss presents a great combination of size and speed.

WR Damion Jeanpiere, Nicholls State – The speester has sticky hands and elusiveness in open space, one of the true sleepers of the 2019 draft.

TE Trevon Wesco, West Virginia – A bulldozer on skates, Wesco barrels over defenders in space and is a mountain of a man to bring down.

OT Devon Johnson, Ferris State – The D3 mean mauler is lean at 340 pounds and plays like a ferocious lion in the trenches.

OG Sua Opeta, Weber State – Possibly the most impressive athlete amongst the offensive linemen in this year’s draft.

C Vitas Hrynkiewicz, Youngstown State – A grityy, lunch-bucket type who plays much bigger than his size and is a peskier than a mosquito in the summer down by the swamp.

OG Hjalte Froholdt, Arkansas – The versatile Razorbacks lineman looks like a throwback football version straight from the American Gladiators show.

OT Tyler Roemer, San Diego State – Many opponents have praised Roemer for being the toughest player they have faced, his game translates well to the next level.

DE Jamell Garcia-Williams, UAB – A long, lanky project, Garcia-Williams possesses all the traits required to be a pass-rush specialist but he needs to add bulk and refine his mechanics.

DT Daniel Wise, Kansas – This is possibly the angriest player in the draft in terms of his on-field demeanor, when coaches say they like a little crazy in their defenders, Wise fits the bill.

DT Michael Dogbe, Temple – One of the biggest oversights during the draft process was the omission of Dogbe from the NFL Combine, which his limited his pre-draft hype but the bully out of Temple has Lee Haney type strength.

DE Darryl Johnson, NC A&T – A surprise underclassman who decided to declare for the draft early, Johnson was downright dominant this past season, collecting 50 tackles, including 19 for loss and 10.5 sacks.

LB Cole Holcomb, North Carolina – His pro day workout was one for the ages and his mold fits the new speedy NFL that craves athletic linebackers; his lateral and closing quickness are impressive.

LB Bryson Allen-Williams, South Carolina – The scrappy mentality that B.A.W. demonstrates shows up on film and rubs off on teammates, as he sheds bigger oncoming lineman consistently in order to makes plays.

LB Troy Reeder, Delaware – The former Penn State transfer splashed onto the scene in Happy Valley as a true freshman, then transferred to the Blue Hens in order to play alongside his brother; Reeder is a big time diamond who is about to be uncovered.

CB Corey Ballentine, Washburn – His physicality and aggressiveness will endear himself to any coaching staff, as Ballentine will serve as a great asset in the pros.

CB Jimmy Moreland, James Madison – They ought to just nickname him ‘Mr Scrappy’ now, as Moreland is a player we’ll look back on and wonder how he was overlooked throughout the process.

S Andrew Wingard, Wyoming – The best way to describe Wingard is by using an old school phrase, “he plays with his hair on fire.”

S Saquon Hampton, Rutgers – It has been a trend to see Rutgers defensive backs succeed at the next level and Hampton flashes the skill-set to be the next Scarlet Knight in line to make a name for himself in the NFL.

K John Baron II, San Diego State – The pint-sized kicker boots a strong leg and several teams have shown valid interest.

P Ian Berryman, Western Carolina – His directional punting and accuracy is top-notch, as his technique is very sound.

LS Carson Vey, Penn – Had a strong pro day workout that was only attended by two NFL teams (Giants and Patriots); vey has been compared to Rick Lovato (Eagles).

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