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Technical Tidbits 4/20: Tyler Davis Awaits the NFL Draft

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NCAA Football: North Carolina at Georgia Tech Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Before coming to the Flats, Tyler Davis had a successful career at UCONN, catching 47 passes for 500 yards with 7 touchdowns in three seasons with the Huskies. When Davis came to Georgia Tech as a grad transfer last January, he was the only true tight end on the roster with collegiate experience. Even though his on-field performance this season with the Jackets was disappointing (17 catches for 148 yards with 1 TD), Davis was able to mentor the younger tight ends on the roster in the midst of a massive offensive transition. Davis’ leadership skills could translate well to the NFL, with a chance to be drafted in the late rounds this weekend. If that doesn’t happen, Davis will almost certainly be signed by a team as an undrafted free agent to fight for a permanent roster spot. Good luck, Tyler!

The article above demonstrates former Tech football player T.J. Barnes’ determination to succeed, even in the face of immense adversity. Barnes played in the NFL for four seasons before being cut by the Kansas City Chiefs. He spent two years out of football before playing for the Atlanta Legends in the short-lived AAF. Barnes’ performance in the AAF led to a few months with the Carolina Panthers, before finding a home with the XFL’s New York Guardians. Even though the XFL just folded, Barnes is determined as ever to make it back to the NFL and prove himself. Keep it up, T.J.!

KeShun Freeman was the other former Yellow Jacket that was affected by the XFL’s recent decision to close its doors. Freeman was playing for the DC Defenders, and previously was a member of the AAF’s Atlanta Legends and on the training camp roster for the New Orleans Saints in 2017. While Freeman doesn’t have the NFL experience that Barnes does, he still would be a fit for any team. Although, as the article above discusses, Freeman has solid non-football plans in the event that another shot at the NFL doesn’t happen.

The “All-In Challenge” has swept the nation in recent days, with athletes and celebrities auctioning off once-in-a-lifetime experiences in order to raise funds for food charities working hard to help people across the nation. Now, the Georgia Tech Football team is getting in on the trend, offering up an experience for auction that revolves around the Notre Dame game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. It looks like a lot of fun!

When people say that Georgia Tech has the best students in the nation, they mean it.

Question of the Day: Did you watch episodes 1 and 2 of “The Last Dance” last night?