After they wrapped camp, the Renegades made a few moves to fill out their roster. Unfortunately, they waived Jalen Harvey, as their safety group is looking deep. Micah Abernathy made plays all over the field in camp, and Derron Smith has some NFL experience under his belt there.
In Harvey’s stead, they added three promising new players.
WR James Quick was productive at Louisville, and stayed in his hometown in college, spurning Ohio State and Oregon. He was productive there, pulling in 126 catches for 2,032 yards and 14 touchdowns. He caught on with the Redskins as a UDFA, and saw some preseason action there. Quick has good length at 6’1″, and displays sticky hands, but with 4.61 speed figures to be more of a possession receiver.
LB Christian Kuntz had two fantastic seasons in the Northeast Conference at Duquesne. From 2015-2016 he racked up 50 tackles for loss, 21.5 sacks, 4 interceptions and 12 passes defensed. As a smaller school prospect, he signed with the Denver Broncos as a UDFA, and was most recently seen in Pittsburgh as a LB/LS. In preseason action, he got himself a sack.
Offering value as a long snapper is a plus, but I think he could be a great linebacker for the Renegades. He’s got a great motor and a nose for the ball, and plays faster than his 4.83 40 time. Reminds me of current Broncos LB Josey Jewell, with additional upside as a pass rusher.
OT Derrick Puni played well in Division II ball, and was a First Team All-MIAA and Second Team All-Region his senior year at Central Missouri. He started all 12 games at LT that year, and at RT the year before that. He’s spent time with the Cowboys, brings versatility in a 6’5″ 320 pound frame, so he should be a valuable addition to this line. OL coach Jeff Jagodzinski must see something special here.
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