Posted: 2:26 pm Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Draft update: Euclid Cummings 

By Ken Sugiura

There is no comparing national signing day with NFL draft weekend. Euclid Cummings practically chuckled at the thought.

“It’s a little bit bigger than signing day,” said the former Georgia Tech defensive tackle. “Signing day was fun, but this is, like, dreams. This is what I’ve been dreaming of since I was a small kid.”

The next three days will reveal what form Cummings’ dream actually takes. Cummings said he has been in contact with a number of NFL teams – including Dallas, Baltimore, Tampa Bay and Minnesota – as they double check their contact information for draft weekend. Signing as an undrafted free agent seems the most likely possibility of latching on with a team for Cummings.

Cummings was worked out a couple weeks ago by New England Patriots safeties coach Brian Flores at Tech. On top of the workout, Cummings said he spent an hour with Flores as he explained New England’s defense and how Cummings might fit, and then watched Tech video and had Cummings explain what he did right or wrong on various plays.

New England is multiple in its scheme. Cummings’ versatility could make him attractive to New England and other teams, having played end in the 3-4 with former defensive coordinator Al Groh and then the “3 technique” defensive tackle for coordinator Ted Roof.

“I feel like playing in both schemes in college helped me understand both defenses so now I just feel like, wherever I go, if someone throws a defense at me, I’ll just be used to it,” he said. “I know the basics of all of them, especially d-line wise. I feel like the learning curve shouldn’t be bad.”

Maybe the most interesting thing I learned in speaking with Cummings Wednesday night – one of his older brothers is Omar Johnson, the executive vice president of global marketing of Beats by Dre, which has become a giant in the headphone industry due in no small measure to its marketing. Johnson was named a Brand Genius by Adweek, Cummings proudly told me.

“He’s doing pretty well for himself,” Cummings said.

22 comments
SupersizeThatOrder-mutt
SupersizeThatOrder-mutt

Hmmm.....now WieNer's posts have all been deleted.  This silliness really needs to stop.  I don't like him, and I'm sure he doesn't like me, but leave the damn posts up there.,,,,that is unless you can figure out a way to ban him completely....AGAIN....LOL

SupersizeThatOrder-mutt
SupersizeThatOrder-mutt

Something bizarre is happening on this blog.  Maybe WieNer didn't delete my post after all, because when I hit refresh, not only is the post there, but 2 duplicates of it are there too.

Yellerbug
Yellerbug

Concur with juvenal!  Great updates Ken!  We GT fans are lucky to have you.

Any news updates on the recent coaching departures?  Initial impressions would be that they are concerning.  Is there something afoul in Denmark....er the Flats?  Inquiring minds want to know.

juvenal
juvenal

such great work e$pn should draft you, Ken........

POAD2014
POAD2014

@MikeBanning @Birmingham__Jacket  has been in the State of Football where WINNING and CHEATINGS is all that matters too long. He has been inhaling too much SEC S..t and now his brain has been affected, like a kid growing up in a house that has a METH Lab in the basement. His brain has too much Toxic SEC poison for him to be saved.


That doesn't say BHJ WANTS tech to cheat but that he thinks it is normal and accepted because he is surrounded by it everyday in Alabama from all sides.

POAD2014
POAD2014

@MikeBanning I didn't delete crap you idiot.

Read it again because I didn't say BHJ wants TECH to cheat either. don't worry all you post will be deleted from the TECH boards. I guess you don't get it. People are sick of your crap. you better pick the other blogs to post on if you want to see people respond to your crap.

GTBob
GTBob

@MikeBanning Boise St, Utah St, South Carolina, and Clemson also had high APR marks. While it is great their players are graduating, it isn't exactly the same rigor they would face at some other schools. 

POAD2014
POAD2014

@MikeBanning go back to the DRAFT blog where you can prove your SEC love and talk about all those pathetic VOL Linemen you think the Falcons should draft....make sure you suck up to Notre Dame too ....Tuitt did the HARD work at ND taking his art classes.

POAD2014
POAD2014

@MikeBanning that doesn't MATTER and you know that. They don't have to justify WHY they delete.

juvenal
juvenal

payscale.com above ours may have something to do with it, also, but our annual %ROI better.......

SupersizeThatOrder-mutt
SupersizeThatOrder-mutt

@MikeBanning @OldJacketFan  

Probably one of the ones he listed for those already declared.  Why would a previously undeclared-major-student end up choosing a difficult one.  GOOD students know when they enter college what they plan on studying.

OldJacketFan
OldJacketFan

@POAD2014 @MikeBanning 

Just for kicks and grins, 46 Stanford Football SAs have an "undeclared major", 5 Poli Sci, 2 Amer Studies, 2 Film & Media Studies, 6 Psychology, 1 Sociology, 1 History and 1 Communications. Interesting mix I say ;-)

POAD2014
POAD2014

@GeorgeStein he just HATES everything tECH. Look at his comments on the draft blogs. He LOVES everybody but TECH players and mostly SEC players.

GTBob
GTBob

@MikeBanning Stanford has some players taking easy majors and some taking more difficult ones. Their team is all over the board because of their massive selection of majors. What all of their players have is a list of easy classes given to athletes when they start their curriculum at Stanford. It includes really tough classes like Social Dances of North America and Sleep and Dreams.

POAD2014
POAD2014

@MikeBanning go look up on their site what the FB players are majoring in and you might be surprised.