West Virginia Mountaineers in the NFL 2010

NEW ORLEANS - SEPTEMBER 03:  Quarterback Pat White #6 of the Miami Dolphins walks off the field after defeating the New Orleans Saints at the Louisiana Superdome on September 3, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Dolphins defeated the Saints 10-7.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

A quick look at WVU alumni on or trying to make NFL rosters for the 2010-2011 season.

Fighting for jobs

WR Alric Arnett Denver Broncos
currently listed as 5th on the depth chart

QB Jarrett Brown, San Francisco 49ers
4th on depth chart

QB Marc Bulger, Baltimore Ravens
4th on the depth chart

T Selvish Capers, Washington Redskins
3rd RT on depth chart

DE Jason Davis, Houston Texans
can’t find him on any depth chart

DT Keilen Dykes, Arizona Cardinals
3rd RDE on depth chart

G Greg Isdaner, Philadelphia Eagles
4th RG

DB Adam Jones, Cincinnati Bengals
2008 9 games played 31 tackles, 26 solo 1 forced fumble
Listed as 3rd LCB

Should be on the roster

CB Ellis Lankster, #25 Buffalo Bills
2009 10 games 5 tackles

P Pat McAfee, #1 Indianapolis Colts
2009 64 punts 44.3 average with a long of 60 and 21 placed inside the 20

FB Corey McIntyre, #38 Buffalo Bills
2009 15 games 5 rushing attempts 34 yards

S Ryan Mundy, #29 Pittsburgh Steelers
2009 16 games 25 total tackles 17 solo

WR Darius Reynaud, #82 Minnesota Vikings
2009 11 games 30 punt returns 10.8 yard average

FB Owen Schmitt, #35 Seattle Seahawks
2009 6 catches 50 yards 1 TD

RB Steve Slaton, #20 Houston Texans
2009 11 games 131 attempts for 437 yards, missed last 5 games due to a nerve pinch in his neck

QB Pat White, #6 Miami Dolphins
2009 0-5 passing, 5 attempts rushing for 27 yards

LB Mortty Ivy #54 Carolina Panthers
DNP in 2009, Listed as the 3rd Outside Linebacker on most 2010 depth charts

TE Anthony Becht, #84 Arizona Cardinals
2009 16 games 7 catches 1 TD

I have a few thoughts looking at the list. The Pat White years saw what will go down as the greatest WVU backfield, if not D-I backfield of all time. Brilliant observation, I know, but it just can’t be understated that the trio of White, Slaton, and Schmitt are all safely on rosters for 2010. Then there is the almost complete lack of defensive players, Ellis Lankster is the only name on the list that still has a chance to make a name for himself, and he needs guys to get hurt to do that.

All in all I think it shows that the RR era was all smoke, mirrors, and Pat White. Thank you Pat, thank you.

I’ll do my best here on Lost in the Woods to keep track of former Mountaineers as camps begin, and get more in depth with the ones that make rosters and practice squads.

Compiled from depth charts on CBSsports.com and ESPN.com. If I missed anyone let me know.

For a list of every West Virginia Mountaineer to ever play in the NFL check out databasefootball.com


One Response to West Virginia Mountaineers in the NFL 2010

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