Round 5: WR Hawaii Kealoha Pilares
Posted 30 April 2011 - 01:54 PM
Posted 30 April 2011 - 01:57 PM
I was stationed in Hawaii for 6 years. If I ever hear "aloha" again it'll be too soon.
Does not sound like bad duty to me.
Posted 30 April 2011 - 02:01 PM
Posted 30 April 2011 - 02:04 PM
Posted 30 April 2011 - 02:08 PM
Dunno about taking another guy coming off a huge injury...
hey man our trainers and team doctors gotta eat too
Posted 30 April 2011 - 02:14 PM
And I don't think I agree with average speed, 4.42 and the videos show him burning past guys.
Posted 30 April 2011 - 02:15 PM
Posted 30 April 2011 - 02:20 PM
Needs work on his hands and route running.
Two years out he'd be a solid receiver if he continues to progress as he did in Hawaii.
All these 4-7 round guys are a 50/50 shot at busting. But you occasionally get that guy that gets some knocks in evaluation that really don't stand up to the test of time. Could Pilares be that 10 year player, most likely not. But he'll probably be able to give us 4-5 years of solid service if he doesn't wash out in the first two.
Edited by SteelSix, 30 April 2011 - 02:21 PM.
Posted 30 April 2011 - 02:22 PM
Posted 30 April 2011 - 02:23 PM
Posted 30 April 2011 - 02:25 PM
What the poo. Another development wr over a huge need at G?
You say that as if the OG's left would not be development guys...
Posted 30 April 2011 - 02:29 PM
Posted 30 April 2011 - 02:31 PM
Why has Smitty been so good? Because of his ability to get YAC AND to go up and get the ball. The first part, from seeing him play before and being impressed and then getting refreshed with the highlights from the USC game, it was clear to me he is a playmaker once the ball is in his hands.
The 2nd part I wasn't sure about, until I saw on a less than 100% knee, the guy ran a 4.42 at his pro day (which are usually slightly exaggerated), but there is no exaggerating this - THE DUDE HAD A 40.5" VERTICAL AT HIS PRO DAY. So, I think he may have that 2nd part down too... incredible.
Check this out under the dated blurbs on him:
He sounds cool too, when telling people he was going to run under a 4.5 he said people "looked at me like I was on crack." Although he ran a 4.37 in training.
I'm unabashedly taking ownership of the Pilares fan club as president and CEO right now. I called it the day of the draft that I had a good feeling about Gettis and kept telling everyone that he was going to be a player for us and possibly move up to the #2... Guess what happened?
So, I'm telling you right now - Pilares is going to be a player for us, and if Smitty is gone, he's gonna make some waves, possibly the #2 this year.