Welcome to PatsFans.com

John Rabold- Air Force- Anyone have any info?

Discussion in 'Patriots Draft Talk' started by thecrazyeye, Apr 9, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. thecrazyeye

    thecrazyeye On the Roster

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2005
    Messages:
    98
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    John Rabold played for Air Force, excelling in an attacking 3-4.
    His senior season he had 73 tackles, 17.5 for a loss and 5.5 sacks.
    He is listed as 6'2 241.
    http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/profile.php?pyid=9911
    Any chance of him coming to The Patriots as an inside LB, maybe 7th round or UDFA?

    Does anyone have any knowledge of him/ seen him play?
     
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2008
  2. KontradictioN

    KontradictioN Do you even lift? PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2006
    Messages:
    27,465
    Likes Received:
    637
    Ratings:
    +1,855 / 31 / -48

    No Jersey Selected

    I don't watch Air Force games. :(
     
  3. thecrazyeye

    thecrazyeye On the Roster

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2005
    Messages:
    98
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    i also just realized that he has a commitment to the air force out of college. I think he has 2 years of active duty, then he can join the NFL, if anyone offers him a contract. Nevermind
     
  4. ctpatsfan77

    ctpatsfan77 PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2005
    Messages:
    20,871
    Likes Received:
    239
    Ratings:
    +637 / 11 / -5

    There may be ways of working it out; after all, the Pats had a deal in place for Kyle Eckel before Nick Saban screwed him over. [IMO, that ranks as one of the all-time douchebag moves in NFL history. :enranged:]

    Then again, I remember another thread about a player from the Air Force. . . .
     
  5. State

    State In the Starting Line-Up

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2005
    Messages:
    2,515
    Likes Received:
    3
    Ratings:
    +5 / 0 / -0

    #70 Jersey

    Air Force?

    How about an Army safety that is rated much higher?

    http://www.fftoolbox.com/nfl_draft/profile_display.cfm?Prospect_ID=1285

    Caleb Campbell would look really nice in a Patriots uniform. The seventh rated safety out of a service academy? Are you kidding me? I doubt he'll make it past the seventh round.

    Here's the background: [Caleb Campbell] is a special player. Campbell is one of the better athletes in this draft. He sometimes gets by with pure athleticism. He is fast and agile enough to play safety in the NFL, but there's talk he can move to outside linebacker (although, he is undersized and under-strength for that position). He's not a twiner, he is a real football player.
     
  6. dryheat44

    dryheat44 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2004
    Messages:
    6,369
    Likes Received:
    33
    Ratings:
    +78 / 2 / -0

    #75 Jersey

    Absolutely an all-timer. And for what?

    Anyway, the Army now allows players who are drafted to postpone their military commitment and play football right away.

    http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcon.../nfl/stories/033008dnsponfldraft.32e0e48.html
     
  7. ctpatsfan77

    ctpatsfan77 PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2005
    Messages:
    20,871
    Likes Received:
    239
    Ratings:
    +637 / 11 / -5

    Re: Eckel--yeah, it's not the claiming on waivers that bothered me, it was dumping him on the Military/Reserve list that did it for me.

    Re: Campbell--I won't mind if the Pats spend a day two pick on him. :)
     
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2008
  8. dryheat44

    dryheat44 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2004
    Messages:
    6,369
    Likes Received:
    33
    Ratings:
    +78 / 2 / -0

    #75 Jersey

    Well, in essence, they robbed the kid of an NFL career, which was a longshot to begin with. Once they found out the Navy wouldn't let him participate, they could have easily returned him to New England. I can't believe that didn't have an effect on Belichick and Saban's friendship. I mean, it's not like he was the next coming of LaDainian Tomlinson and had the potential to hurt the Dolphins year after year. Luckily (strange word in this context) the Navy kicked him out due to conduct unbecoming.
     
  9. State

    State In the Starting Line-Up

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2005
    Messages:
    2,515
    Likes Received:
    3
    Ratings:
    +5 / 0 / -0

    #70 Jersey

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

unset ($sidebar_block_show); ?>