NFL Rookies & Mini Camp – Detail
After the one of the most interesting NFL Draft’s that was held this past weekend in Music City USA Nashville, TN. (home of the NFL’s Tennesse Titans) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and head coach Bruce Arians now head into the off-season training program before the mini-break before the teams training camp in late July. The first step of the program is the Rookie mini-camp that is being held in Tampa at One Buc Place from May 10th-12th/2019. New Coaches get to start camps earlier than the others.
Traditionally rookie mini-camp participants are not all rookies that are working out. Per NFL.com, noted that some of the participants are lower-tier free agents who are using this chance to get a tryout for the roster. Some of them even come from Canadian Universities as well as pro leagues across Europe. Surprising enough the rookies who attend the team’s mini-camps could possibly not get a chance to come to the team’s training camp that is normally held in July. With the rookie mini-camp, we can see the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1st round pick in LSU linebacker Devin White and crew of the new Buccaneers work their way to earn their spot on the team. Its a fresh look to see all of our players in this new regime.
With the incoming NFL rookies they all share one thing in common: this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to become a professional athlete and with this commonality, some of the rookies know or will learn that this isn’t an easy gig and that no matter how much hard-work they put in, it is not given, but it is earned. From a bleacher report article from Ryan Riddle, he took some interesting information from Football Outsiders contributor Scott Kacsmar he was quoted saying that, “Only about 30 of these 256 players drafted (12%) will turn out to be good in the NFL.”
With that percentage let’s hope we can get amazing value out of the eight draft picks we drafted over the past three-day weekend. Over the years we have seen draft picks not pan out. From all teams. *Cough* Roberto Aguayo *Cough*. They do call it the “Not For Long” league for a reason.
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