Drobney refuses to get down

What do Eric Scott, Kurt Jackson, Kurt Myers, and Dominic Lewis have in common?

They were all coined as worthy replacements at the tight end spot for the "slow footed" Jeremiah Drobney. Message boards bashed him, media members ignored him, and the coaching staff continued in their attempt to recruit over him.

Two years has passed and after surviving two coaching changes and constant talk of what he supposedly lacks, one thing remains the same:

Jeremiah Drobney is still the starter.

Forgotten in the hoopla surrounding the arrival of Jamir Davis and the junior college additions has been the improvement of our very own. Once a 210 pound light weight, Drobney has transformed into a 245 pound sculpture; using the many criticisms of his game as extra motivation to prove people wrong.

The coaching staff needed him to gain more weight and develop better blocking techniques.

So he did.

The coaching staff needed him to gain more speed and develop more athleticism for the position.

So he did.

The junior from Massillon, Ohio improved in every face of his game this off-season, and demonstrated his hard work in a recent players test given prior to spring break.

Drobney not only defeated the other tight ends in his vitals, but dominated them throughout, scoring a 4.37 in the pro agility test.

In comparison, the next closest competitor was Eric Scott, with a 4.50.

The Ohio native also increased his vertical jump by 5 and 1/2 inches and his standing long jump to 8 feet, 6 inches.

Left in the dust was none other than the highly publicized junior college transfer, Jamir Davis.

One can only suspect that Drobney wouldn't have wanted it any other way.

#84 Jeremiah Drobney


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