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Roy Finch Could Become a New Patriots Fan Favorite.

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He's 5' 6" 177 lbs of pure dynamite.

Roy Finch at his Pro Day
Roy Finch at his Pro Day

Let's look at the numbers, after all that's what people do this time of year:

5' 6"  177 lbs

4.50s 40 time (1.65s 10 yd, 2.64s 20 yd)

7.07s 3-cone

33.5" vertical

9.5' broad jump

22 reps of 225 lbs.

The biggest thing that sticks out is his size:  TOO SMALL FOR THE NFL.   Next applicant, please.

When you look at his senior year, the stats also aren't terribly impressive:

59 attempts for 347 yards.  5.9 YPC   Long of 48.  0 TD

12 receptions for 91 yards.  7.6 YPC  Long of 29.  2 TD

There's just no way this guy makes it onto a roster, let alone sees any playing time.

Then you see him run:

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And you see him run some more:

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And pretty soon you're pulling for the little guy.  The Danny Woodhead turned Hulk, and hoping he'll have a shot at an NFL roster.

Thanks to kiaanx and SchubeTube that brought Roy Finch to my attention.  Every year I root for an undrafted to make the roster.  I think I just found my guy.