2016 All Knucklehead Team

2016 All Knucklehead Team

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The 2016 NFL draft is here, it is time to present the 2016 All Knucklehead Team.  This team consists of available prospects who all have had  reported off the field and even on the field incidents that could affect their draft day stock.

Tunsil

Mississippi tackle Laremy Tunsil, a concensus elite prospect and top 5 overall projection, fell to the Miami Dolphins at pick No. 13 after a video of him wearing a gas mask and smoking a bong appeared on his twitter account minutes before the start of the draft. It is awful that someone would deliberately hack into his social media with the sole purpose of distributing content knowingly to injure his stock on draft night. However Tunsil did take responsibility for his actions but paid for those actions on what should have been the best night of his football life. That is what off the field incidents can do to you on draft night.

All Knucklehead Team

Inspired by KTCK 1310 AM The Ticket’s draft coverage hosted by Norm Hitzges, I began putting together since 2014 a starting lineup of legitimate prospects who all have had alleged incidents during their college careers.  Unfortunately, the team has not been difficult to fill with even top prospects filling out key positions.  The 2015 team can be found here.

The 2016 All Knucklehead Team

QUARTERBACK

  • Trevone Boykin, TCU – Arrested for punching an officer during a bar fight in San Antonio, TX while his team was preparing for the Alamo Bowl. As a result, he was suspended in his final college game.

RUNNINGBACKS

  • Marshaun Coprich, Illinois State – Arrested after allegedly selling 9 grams of marijuana to an undercover officer and was initially suspended indefinitely from the program. He was reinstated after taking a plea deal to complete community service.
  • Shad Thornton, North Carolina State – Suspended for 2 games in 2015 for a violation of team rules. Dismissed from the team after 2 incidents allegedly involving his scooter. He was charged with assaulting a female in the summer of 2013 and missed one game as a result.

WIDE RECEIVERS

  • Leonte Carroo, Rutgers – Arrested September, charged with simple assault under domestic violence. He allegedly slammed a woman onto a concrete surface. He was suspended by the team and missed 2 games. The victim declined to pursue the case.
  • D’haquille Williams, Auburn – Dismissed from team at midseason after teammates and Williams agreed it was the best course of action. He reportedly had a extensive history of suspensions and failed second chances throughout his career.

TIGHT END

  • Tyler Higbee, Western Kentucky – Arrested and charged on April 10th, weeks prior to the draft, with 2nd degree assault, evading police and public intoxication.

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN

  • Graham Glasgow, Michigan – Arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in March 2014, his probation was reportedly extended for a violation of alcohol during his probation.
  • Darrell Greene, San Diego State – Suspended for 6 games after positive tests for marijuana.
  • Alex Lewis, Nebraska – Arrested in May 2013 for assaulting an Air Force cadet, spent 45 days in jail and 2 years probation.
  • Laremy Tunsil, Ole Miss – Suspended for 7 games in 2015 for receiving improper benefits and failing to admit to NCAA investigators. Twitter video released on his verified account showing Tunsil in a gas mask smoking a bong posted minutes prior to the start of the round one.

DEFENSIVE ENDS

  • Noah Spence, Eastern Kentucky/Ohio State – Declared permanently ineligible from the Big 10 conference after reportedly failing multiple drug tests at Ohio State.
  • Shawn Oakman, Baylor – Dismissed by former Penn State and current Houston Texans Head Coach Bill O’Brien for a variety of team infractions. Suspended for 2015 season opener for violation of team rules. Arrested and charged with sexual assault of a Baylor student on April 3rd.

DEFENSIVE TACKLES

  • Robert Nkemdiche, Ole Miss – Arrested and charged with marijuana possession after taking a fall from a hotel room. He was suspended for the Sugar Bowl after the incident and then declared for the NFL Draft.
  • Adolphus Washington, Ohio State – Arrested for soliciting prostitution in December 2015 and was suspended as a result for the Fiesta Bowl.

LINEBACKER

  • Gianni Paul, Utah – Transferred from Miami to Utah as a mutual decision between Paul and the school. He admitted that the “fast life” was one of the reasons.

CORNERBACKS

  • Daryl Worley, West Virginia – Allegedly assaulted a woman outside a nightclub in September 2015, pled no contest and was suspended for 6 months but missed only 2 games as a result. Worley claimed it was in defense of his girlfriend.
  • Rashard Robinson, LSU – Arrested in June 2015, charged with unauthorized entry in connection with a theft from the apartment of one of Robinson’s former teammates. Admitted to being selfish while at LSU and was suspended indefinitely in November 2014 and did not play at all in 2015.

SAFETIES

  • Jalen Mills, LSU – Arrested for second-degree battery of a woman in summer of 2014. Charges were reduced to a misdemeanor and was assigned a diversion program.
  • KeiVarae Russell, Notre Dame – He along with 4 teammates were suspended in August 2014 by the university and missed the 2014 season due to academic dishonesty.
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  • Johnathan Nguyen

    I can’t stop laughing at the title lol. These bad choices these players made will not go away over night. It’s a character flaws and it takes time in some cases and never in a lot of others.

    • Dallas took one in Randy Gregory. Tampa Bay used the #1 overall pick on one last year. Seattle jumped on Frank Clark and Titans took the Green-Beckham WR who spent about 1 second at Oklahoma before declaring.

  • Johnathan Nguyen

    I can’t stop laughing at the title lol. These bad choices these players made will not go away over night. It’s a character flaws and it takes time in some cases and never in a lot of others.

  • Lionone1

    To bad for Tunsil. It only cost him millions. Round 2 now it gets real.

  • Gabriel Carrasco

    You would think all the work they put into training for the day they might get drafted they would be able to stay out of trouble. Then the excuses are oh he’s only 20 years old, it’s ok if he gets a DUI or DWI. I have never been stopped for anything other than a traffic violation.

    • The mindset of an elite athlete who’s been told they are the best ever and most rarely had to work hard to earn anything outside of football. Teenagers and young adults feel invincible and add onto that the mindset of a great athlete and can start to understand how it happens.

  • Lionone1

    wow Jaylon Smith! Didn’t see that coming. I love the player to death but, what a huge risk and possible high reward

    • Playoff teams can afford to take that risk. Dallas is not a playoff team but the insane GM does. It helps when you have guaranteed job security.

    • Huge mistake with all the talent that was on the board. Either way, I stand behind my grade that Scooby was the best Mike in this class.

  • Lionone1

    There goes my Hackenberg to the Jets 🙁

    • He needs to rebuilt from the ground up. He’s got legit talent but man his confidence and pocket presence is gone.

    • they said he gets a fair chance to compete for the starting job too. My boy Kessler gets the same deal in Cle. This will be interesting. Prescott is the last QB I would have drafted.