DNA Extraction proves beneficial in a multitude of areas including forensics, ancestry tracking, genetic engineering, and in the case of the Ferguson family…long snapping ability! While big brother, Reid, may have set the tone, Blake Ferguson has clearly flexed his long snapping genetics, helping the LSU Tigers to a National Championship in 2020, being selected by the Miami Dolphins in the sixth round of the NFL Draft later that year, and executing precision snaps for each kick Dolphins All-Pro Kicker Jason Sanders made last season.
In The Tank, Blake discusses the important, but nearly anonymous role of an NFL Long Snapper, the Ferguson family scouting prowess and white board heroics, and the After The Snap podcast Blake and Reid recently launched. Speaking of scouting, Blake also shares the first five active Dolphins players he would draft if starting a basketball team and sheds some perspective on living life as a Type 1 Diabetic.
Take one look at Raekwon Davis’ imposing 6-7, 330 lb presence and it’s hard to imagine a scenario where he did not stand out in a crowd. It wasn’t until Alabama head coach Nick Saban stumbled upon the Meridian, Mississippi native, however, that Davis transformed from virtual unknown to a starter on the Crimson Tide’s SEC Championship defense as a true freshman in 2016. By 2017, the big man was a National Champion. Miami Dolphins General Manager, Chris Grier and Head Coach, Brian Flores selected Davis in the second round of the 2020 Draft and he rewarded them with 40 tackles in 12 starts, landing a spot on the PFWA All-Rookie Team.
In The Tank, Raekwon discusses his humble beginnings, including two mentors at Meridian High School who remain a huge part of his life today. He also explains a strange Twitter hack, provides his perspective on “Big Man Etiquette,” and invites OJ and Seth to visit the Miami Dolphins stunning new Baptist Health Training Complex as his guests.