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Linemen dominate free agent draft


February 20, 2001
NFLeurope.com

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Shane Cook will be playing for Rhein Fire. Picture: Allsport.

DEFENSIVE and offensive linemen were the order of day during the NFL Europe League Free Agent Draft as the unsung heroes of the game occupied the first 13 places in the draft.

Seven of the first ten selections were defensive linemen and end Lamanzer Williams, a sixth round NFL draft pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars in 1998 who played in both their AFC playoff games in that season, was the first choice overall, selected by the Berlin Thunder.

Pass rusher Williams, the University of Minnesota career record holder with 23.5 sacks, was followed by Mississippi State defensive tackle James Grier, the first round choice of the Frankfurt Galaxy. The third player chosen was two-year Louisiana Tech starting offensive tackle Robert Skapura, who joins the Amsterdam Admirals, while the Barcelona Dragons selected Virginia Tech defensive lineman Carl Bradley.

Fifth pick in the draft went to the Scottish Claymores who selected offensive tackle Damon Nivens of Southern University, while World Bowl champion Rhein Fire closed the first round by taking powerful former Missouri pass rusher Terrell Jurineack.

Familiar faces returning to NFL Europe League training camp through the free agent draft include cornerbacks Jamie Oats and Chris Cummings, who were both with the Berlin Thunder in 2000 and will now compete for places in Berlin and Frankfurt respectively.

Rhein Fire closed the proceedings by making former Ohio State offensive lineman LeShun Daniels 'Mr Irrelevant' of the free agent draft by selecting him 65th and last overall.

NFL Europe free agent draft

Round 1

Berlin - 1 - Lamanzer Williams, DT, Minnesota

Frankfurt - 2 - James Grier, DT, Mississippi State

Amsterdam - 3 - Robert Skapura, OL, Louisiana Tech

Barcelona - 4 - Carl Bradley, DT, Virginia Tech

Scotland - 5 - Damon Nivens, OL, Southern

Rhein - 6 - Terrell Jurineack, DE, Missouri

Round 2

Berlin - 7 - Scott Pospisil, DL, Iowa

Frankfurt - 8 - Donald Broomfield, DT, Clemson

Amsterdam - 9 - Donta Kendrick, G, Southern California

Barcelona - 10 - Teto Simpson, DE, North Carolina

Scotland - 11 - Chris Watton, G, Baylor

Rhein - 12 - Shane Cook, T, Colorado

Round 3

Rhein - 13 - Keith Short, C, Virginia Tech

Scotland - 14 - Jamal Brooks, LB, Hampton

Barcelona - 15 - Danny Scott, DE, Louisiana Lafayette

Amsterdam - 16 - Donnie Spragan, LB, Stanford

Frankfurt - 17 - Eric Thomas, C, Florida State

Berlin - 18 - Jay Hill, CB, Utah

Round 4

Berlin - 19 - Joe Wesley, LB, Louisiana State

Frankfurt - 20 - Marvin Coley, DE, North Alabama

Amsterdam - 21 - Clint Bendele, T, Southwest Texas State

Barcelona - 22 - Antonio Brown, T, Illinois

Scotland - 23 - Brian Connolly, G, US Military Academy

Rhein - 24 - James Roscoe, DE, Clark Atlanta

Round 5

Rhein - 25 - Antoine McNutt, G, Tennessee State

Scotland 26 - Renard Cox, CB, Maryland

Barcelona - 27 - Jim Emanuel, LB, Hofstra

Amsterdam - 28 - Jamie Heiner, LB, Northern Colorado

Frankfurt - 29 - Gregory Studdard, T, Sam Houston State

Berlin - 30 - Jason Mills, T, Tulsa

Round 6

Berlin - 31 - Allen Mogridge, G, North Carolina

Frankfurt - 32 - Corey Gaines, CB, Tennessee

Amsterdam - 33 - Spencer George, RB, Rice

Barcelona - 34 - Kevin Homer, LB, Chadron State

Scotland - 35 - Jim Stull, T, Delaware

Rhein - 36 - Otis Grant, DE, Houston

Round 7

Rhein - 37 - Ronnie Nicks, LB, Notre Dame

Scotland - 38 - Tony Ortiz, LB, Nebraska

Barcelona - 39 - Marvin Love, CB, Kentucky

Amsterdam - 40 - Roshaun Matthews, LB, Southern

Frankfurt - 41 - Jim Beverly, C, East Tennessee State

Berlin - 42 - Robert Barzilauskas, DT, Valdosta State

Round 8

Berlin - 43 - Jamie Oats, CB, South Carolina State

Frankfurt - 44 - Jeremy Beutler, LB, Ohio University

Amsterdam - 45 - Simod Covington, T, New Jersey City University

Barcelona - 46 - Chris Avery, DE, Kentucky State

Scotland - 47 - Stevan Fontana, TE, Northern Arizona

Rhein - 48 - Corey Bailey, G, Fordham

Round 9

Rhein - 49 - Julian Duncan, LB, Rice

Scotland - 50 - Montee Foote, LB, Hampton

Barcelona - 51 - Griff Yates, RB, Southern Oregon State

Amsterdam - 52 - Gerald Harris, WR, Washington

Frankfurt - 53 - Chris Cummings, CB, Louisiana State

Berlin - 54 - Corey Taylor, RB, Georgetown College

Round 10

Frankfurt - 55 - Julius Jackson, LB, Nebraska

Amsterdam - 56 - Tony Mainella, T, Fairmont State

Barcelona - 57 - Ryan Sutter, FS, Colorado

Scotland - 58 - Lionel Hayes, QB, Grambling State

Rhein - 59 - P.J. Franklin, WR, Tulane

Round 11

Rhein - 60 - Kevin Monroe, CB, East Carolina

Barcelona - 61 - Jason Baker, T, Montana

Frankfurt - 62 - Dan Robinson, QB, Hawaii

Round 12

Frankfurt - 63 - Bill Powell, WR, Rutgers

Barcelona - 64 - James Perry, QB, Brown

Rhein - 65 - Leshun Daniels, G, Ohio State



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