Wednesday on the Sports Desk, former New Mexico State linebacker Terrill Hanks talks about what will more than likely be a future in the NFL. Hanks had solid performances during Senior Bowl Week and Pro Day. It really helped his draft stock and even led to an invite to the NFL Combine.
“Ever since the Senior Bowl and the combine, I’ve been getting calls every day,” said Hanks. “I’ve also taken a couple of visits. I’ve taken visits to Minnesota; Houston, Texas; and San Francisco. I had private workouts with the Dolphins, Houston Texans, the Jets and the Cowboys.”
Former UNM cornerback Jalin Burrell has something in common with Hanks. Burrell got a chance to help his NFL stock by playing in a collegiate postseason game. Burrell played in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. He also helped his position in the eyes of NFL scouts.
“I’ve gotten projections from rounds five to seven or undrafted free agent,” said Burrell. “Either way, it doesn’t matter. I’m just ready to make a 53 man roster, wherever it is, wherever that might be. I’m just ready to go contribute to a team.”
The NFL Draft starts Thursday.
Also on the Sports Desk, spring football ends this week for the Lobos. Head Coach Bob Davie and his squad will call it a wrap Friday.
“I hate to see it end,” said Davie. “I think the reason I hate to see it end is because I think our players, they have the feeling they all want to come back for more. I just want to wrap up this spring in a very purposeful way.”
Meanwhile, former UNM women’s basketball player Madi Washington announced on her Twitter page that she is taking her skills to Tulsa.
On the diamond, the Colorado Rockies continue to get solid contributions from former Isotopes slugger Raimel Tapia. Tapia had two hits while driving in 3 runs in a 9-5 victory over Washington Wednesday.