Former Alabama A&M linebacker Larry Lumpkin hopes to make the jump to the NFL soon after playing at Carson-Newman last season.
According to the Huntsville Times, both the Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos have expressed interest in Lumpkin, who was an All-South Atlantic Conference first-team selection after leading Carson-Newman in tackles last season.
Lumpkin has made himself available for Thursday’s supplemental draft, an exercise that rarely produces much in the way of talent.
While Lumpkin has performed well on the field, but it’s clear that he’s got baggage right now.
“Larry was a playmaker for us, but he had a lot of issues,” Alabama A&M linebackers coach Jay Martin told the Times. “He was constantly late for meetings and he would miss practice at least one day a week. He was very undisciplined. He would have helped us, but he didn't want to be here.”
The last time the Cowboys had action in the supplemental draft they selected defensive lineman Josh Price-Brent from Illinois with a seventh-round pick in the summer of 2010.
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