Can Nic Shimonek make his case for the NFL

September 18, 2017


5. Tony Morales, center

Morales is entering his seventh season with the Red . You read correctly seventh season. His experience at the center position has shown, but he is injury prone, hence why he was granted another season after missing four full seasons. However, he served as backup center during the spring so we’ll see if he has a shot to prove his worthiness of the NFL. He could possibly be a late round guy or someone signed as an undrafted free agent.

With the loss of graduating safety Keenon Ward, Polite Bray has been filling in at one of the safety spots. He has shown physical play and improvement during the spring. With a solid year, he could be looking at a mid to late spot in the draft, or will be a good pick up after the draft.

3. Derrick Willies, receiver

Willies is looking for an explosive year after making his way from JUCO to Division I football. He didn’t have a breakout season, but with Shimonek needing a big weapon, he could be a common target this season. That could lead to him being picked up by a team needing a talented, big body receiver in the middle rounds of the draft.

2. Cameron Batson, receiver.

Batson is not only a useful speedy receiver, but he also serves as the return man for the Red Raiders. He can be useful to a team needing speed on special teams, as well as a receiver who can make stuff happen after cheap jerseys China
plays. His draft process looks like it could be compared to Texas Tech all time leading receiver Jakeem Grant’s. Batson, with the departure of Jonathan Giles, can emerge as a main target for Shimonek. He has also dipped his feet into throwing the football a little with one completion for 25 yards last season.

1. Nic Shimonek, quarterback

The quarterback position at Texas Tech will always be worth the watch. With little experience, Shimonek can go from backup QB to NFL draft prospect. Even if he won’t be NFL ready, a team looking for a future QB to mold could possibly think Shimonek. He will have the weapons all around him to put up big numbers in the air raid offense directed by Kliff Kingsbury.


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