View Full Version : We've been (Nal)boned!

10-20-2010, 10:42 AM
Broncos sign TE John Nalbone and DL Mitch Unrein to practice squad.

04/28/2009 - A closer look at the Dolphins' picks: Round 5/161 -- John Nalbone, TE, 6-4, 255, Monmouth...Jersey native Bill Parcells loves his hometown guys, especially tight ends who can catch (42 catches for 491 yards and five TDs his senior year) and block. Parcells has gone this route before when he signed college free agent receiver Miles Austin, a teammate of Nalbone his freshman year at Monmouth.
04/24/2009 - Coming out of Lawrence High School, John Nalbone had hopes of playing for a major college football program, particularly nearby Rutgers, but never received a scholarship offer. Instead, he landed at Monmouth. During his second year on campus, though, he realized the Football Championship Subdivision isn't so far from the NFL, thanks to teammate Miles Austin, now a receiver with the Dallas Cowboys. "Here I am, I became friends with this kid, and he had scouts coming for him," Nalbone recalled this week after a workout at the TEST Sports Club in Martinsville, where he has trained for the past four months. "I saw it and said, 'Hey, if you're good enough, you work hard enough, they're going to come find you." Sure enough, three years later NFL scouts also uncovered Nalbone, a well-built 6-4, 255-pound All-American who holds all of Monmouth's tight end records after starting for four seasons. He impressed in his Pro Day workouts, with a 40 time in the 4.6 range, and has the talent to be the second diamond in West Long Branch. Over the past few weeks, he's taken visits to the Jets and Jaguars and has also worked out for the Eagles, Patriots and Dolphins. He is a potential late-round pick during this weekend's NFL Draft but is also prepared to sign as an undrafted free agent, as Austin did. - Jenny Vrentas, The Star-Ledger

Mitch Unrein
03/11/2010 - PRO DAY RESULTS: Fourteen teams showed up to watch six players work out indoors on FieldTurf, five from Wyoming's 2009 team and one from a previous year. Here is a look at how the top Cowboys' prospects performed: DE Mitch Unrein ??? (6-foot-3 5/8, 276 pounds), ran 4.89 and 4.90 in the 40-yard dash, had a 31-inch vertical jump, an 8-foot, 9-inch broad jump, a 4.60-second short shuttle, a 7.41-second three-cone drill and 26 bench press repetitions. He looked good in the position drills. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

Full Mitch Unrein News Wire
2009 Season
Unrein earned Honorable Mention All-MWC honors for the third consecutive season. A relentless competitor, Unrein enjoyed his best game of the season against conference champion TCU, as he recorded eight tackles. He also had six tackles on the road at Air Force. Unrein scored the only safety of the season for the Cowboys. That safety came against New Mexico and was a key play in Wyoming's victory. He was the only defensive lineman to start every game for the Cowboys this season, and ended the regular-season with 35 tackles, 2.0 sacks and 4.0 tackles for losses.

2008 Season
Unrein was a disruptive force for opposing offenses. He totalled 54 tackles, had 1.5 sacks, 2.5 tackles for losses, recovered one fumble and broke up one pass his junior season. He was a big reason why the Cowboys ranked No. 38 in the nation in total defense and No. 31 in pass defense. An extremely consistent performer, Unrein recorded a season high 10 tackles versus Utah, including 1.0 sack. He was credited with eight tackles versus Air Force, and had six at TCU. Unrein had five tackles on two other occasions -- at New Mexico and at UNLV. He earned Honorable Mention All-Conference honors. Unrein started all 12 games for Wyoming at defensive end for the second consecutive season.

2007 Season
Unrein started all 12 games for Wyoming at defensive end in 2007. Unrein ranked second for the Cowboys in both sacks (5.0) and tackles for losses (11.0) in 2007. Those totals ranked him No. 8 in the MWC in tackles for losses and No. 10 in sacks. His 55 total tackles were seventh best for the Pokes, and ranked him 49th in the conference. Unrein twice recorded a career best seven tackles in a game during the 07 campaign -- versus TCU and at Colorado State. In the TCU game, he also forced a fumble. Versus UNLV, Unrein was credited with 2.0 sacks and four total tackles. He earned Honorable Mention All-Conference honors as a sophomore.

2006 Season
He saw a lot of action as a redshirt freshman in 2006, playing in all 12 games and starting one at BYU. He had the luxury of learning from former Cowboy seniors Mike Groover, Corey Mace and Aaron Robbins in 2006. He also had the opportunity to continue to develop physically in his redshirt freshman season. Unrein was credited with 12 total tackles, including one tackle for a loss. He earned his first varsity letter. He walked on to the Wyoming Football team in the fall of 2005, and was awarded a scholarship in the spring of 2006.

2005 Season

10-20-2010, 10:45 AM
4.89 aint bad for a UDFE D-end that weighs in at 275.

10-20-2010, 10:54 AM

Ray Finkle
10-20-2010, 10:57 AM
Nalbone is from NJ....I already like the ****er....

10-20-2010, 11:02 AM
I like how we are always fine tuning the roster and getting better within the frame work the uncontrollable events (injuries) dictate.

10-20-2010, 11:04 AM
Mitch Unrein!

I called it... kinda.

From the omane mock draft this spring:

"Of course Mitch Unrein is a complete homer pick, but I do think he will be on a roster when the season starts."


Also check out my first two picks for the Eagles. Did I nail them or what?

10-20-2010, 11:05 AM
Looks like Nalbone can catch the football, put him on the roster and send Richard Quinn packing.

10-20-2010, 11:07 AM

10-20-2010, 11:08 AM
Love those Wyoming jerseys. I wonder if they've considered vertically striped socks?

Bronco Boy
10-20-2010, 12:46 PM
I've got a raging Nalboner!

10-20-2010, 12:59 PM
Mitch Urine?

10-20-2010, 01:01 PM
Difficult to Urin when you have a (Nal)boner.

10-20-2010, 01:05 PM
Difficult to Urin when you have a (Nal)boner.

That's when I think about baseball, or old scrunchface Renee Zellwiger. (Nal)boner problem solved.

10-20-2010, 01:09 PM
Nalbone is going to be a star, with that name he can do nothing but succeed utterly.