Teams looking to put special back in special teams

From players who put the special back in special teams climbing the draft boards to RB trade rumors to the list, punts and much more, Len Pasquarelli covers it all in his Tip Sheet notes.

Originally Published: April 20, 2007
By Len Pasquarelli |
In four seasons as a starter in college, wide receiver Yamon Figurs averaged less than 25 catches per year, and scored only a dozen touchdowns from scrimmage. Those fairly modest numbers notwithstanding, the former Kansas State receiver is moving up draft boards and he likely will be a first-day selection.

So what, besides the electrifying 4.30-second 40-time that Figurs clocked at the combine, has fueled his meteoric rise? Two words.