Our very own Curtis Muryama was today’s guest on the Warrior Beat Show. Here are the answers to the questions he couldn’t get to on the show:
[Comment From Pauoa Boy]
Curtis, which former UH players that didn’t get drafted do you think has the
best chance of being picked up via free agency? What are the chances of Chad
Owens and Ryan Grice-Mullens, making into the NFL seeing that alot of teams
are looking for that next Wes Welker type slot and these two fit the bill.
It’s hard to get back in once your time has passed. When that happens, players might take circuitous route, such as CFL (Jeff Garcia, Doug Flutie, Warren Moon). Grice-Mullins is probably going to CFL. Chad was a guest on the show earlier and he wants to get another shot. He was doing well in the Arena League before blowing out his knee. Each year, 250 or so players get drafted, hundreds of undrafted ones get camp tryouts. That’s tough competition.
April 21st, 2009 at 11:57 am edit
I hear the 1st pick bonuses are ridiculously high.
anybody know the signing bonuses for the first 5?
According an Internet report, the top 5 went like this:
1, Jake Long $30M guaranteed; 2, Chris Long, $29M; 3, Matt Ryan, $34M; 4, Darren McFadden, $26M; 5, Glenn Dorsey, $23M
1. al ™:
April 21st, 2009 at 11:48 am edit
these days no one wants the first pick. especially this year since
there is no clear cut top dog. why pay 30 mil to one who may not make it past two years? the detroit lions can even sell the first pick away. there is a lot of talk of standardizing the first year contracts and bonuses. curtis, what is your take on creating a ceiling limit on rookie contracts?
The rookie salary ceiling was under discussion earlier and the NFL commish questioned the sanity (my word not his) of paying such a big bonus for someone who hasn’t even played an NFL down.
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Happy birthday to the Lady in Red — Caryn Kunz Lesuma, graduate of Kahuku High and Stanford University. She’s also one of the best Advertiser singers.
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Don’t forget the big karaoke call on May 9. Two of my coworkers, Gwyn and Missy, have agreed to join us. Now, if can only get Liane to sing, too. Anyway, please join us by contacting SteveM.