Bucs, Ravens Like Leeman Bennett’s GuyApril 10th, 2013
It looks like the New Schiano Order and Leeman Bennett are on the same page.
Back in January, Joe chatted with Bennett, the former successful Falcons head coach and not-so-successful Bucs head coach, and asked him to name standouts from his East-West Shrine Game experience. Bennett coached the West squad this year.
Only one name came out of Bennett’s mouth, Keith Pough, a strong-side linebacker prospect out of Howard University.
Bennett said Pough (6-2, 241) is a complete, physical player who quickly showed he was a leader on the field and in the locker room. Pough is projected to be a mid-round draft pick, but his 4.87 40-yard dash time at the NFL Scouting Combine, and playing in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference against the likes of Morgan State, Savannah State and Delaware State, won’t help him.
Now, via draft guru Justin “The Commish” Pawlowski of 98.7 FM, it seems the Bucs and Ravens are showing the most interest in Pough. Pawlowski Twittered that he talked to Pough yesterday and Pough gave him the scoop.
Pough seems to have the makings of the proverbial “Buccaneer Man.” He was a two-year captain at Howard and is the son of a high school football coach. Being a late physical bloomer factored into his college options, per Joe’s research.
Somebody has to replace Quincy Black, and preferably someone with more upside than Jonathan Casillas. Maybe that’s Pough.