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Round 7: Lee Ziemba


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#76 BizEagle

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 02:53 PM

Ziemba is a great run blocker. He was so mean & nasty when he was freshman that the coaches had to calm him down because he was injuring the defensive players during practice scrimmages. He is one bad dood and he plays smart, exactly what you want in the trenches. Can't wait to see him bustin' heads in the NFL

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 03:13 PM

Ziemba is a great run blocker. He was so mean & nasty when he was freshman that the coaches had to calm him down because he was injuring the defensive players during practice scrimmages. He is one bad dood and he plays smart, exactly what you want in the trenches. Can't wait to see him bustin' heads in the NFL


I like that in my offensive linemen.

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 03:29 PM

http://www.draftinsi...et/blog/?p=5345

The only thing I could find was a knee injury back in September '10. MRI revealed no tears but he wouldn't elaborate anything else about it. He didn't miss time. I read one article that said the coaches told him to lay down as he approached the sideline because they were changing a jersey on a player from TE to OL and they wanted him to delay for whatever that's worth.

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 04:28 PM

The only thing I could find was a knee injury back in September '10. MRI revealed no tears but he wouldn't elaborate anything else about it. He didn't miss time. I read one article that said the coaches told him to lay down as he approached the sideline because they were changing a jersey on a player from TE to OL and they wanted him to delay for whatever that's worth.


That is what happened. I think it was the Ole Miss or the Miss State game. Ziemba (LT) came out limping and Brandon Mosley who was a TE took his place. Ziemba missed 1 quarter of play. It actually was a lucky break because Mosley played so well as a backup that he took over the right tackle spot when the other tackle broke his ankle. Now Mosely will likely start as either RT or LT on the 2011 Auburn team. Ziemba was fine after that and never missed a snap except when the 2nd team was doing clean up duty during a couple of blow outs.

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 01:51 AM

That is what happened. I think it was the Ole Miss or the Miss State game. Ziemba (LT) came out limping and Brandon Mosley who was a TE took his place. Ziemba missed 1 quarter of play. It actually was a lucky break because Mosley played so well as a backup that he took over the right tackle spot when the other tackle broke his ankle. Now Mosely will likely start as either RT or LT on the 2011 Auburn team. Ziemba was fine after that and never missed a snap except when the 2nd team was doing clean up duty during a couple of blow outs.


Knee surgery 2 years ago? I wish they would have elaborated whether it was the same sort of thing that dropped Bowers draft stock.

Ziemba has heard two theories on why he fell to the final round. Some teams apparently were concerned about his knee surgery two years ago to repair a torn meniscus, performed by renowned orthopedic surgeon James Andrews.

A shaky combine performance didn't help.

Read more: http://www.charlotte...l#ixzz1LjwgJHOa


^from a Charlotte Observer article. This guy is definitely a gamer. I'm hoping we have a steal here.

Note: Ever since the Observer reported that "team doctor" James Andrews performed Jonathan Stewart's toe surgery just before he was drafted, a lot of people that post here think that Andrews is our "team doctor", when in reality he routinely does surgeries for everyone. I'm sure several teams got an opinion out of him and had their own doctors perform an evaluation from there.

Every athletic trainer, physical therapist, strength-and-conditioning coach in the land seems to have Andrews' cell phone number".
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Posted 08 May 2011 - 06:21 AM

I like this pick. It's a SEVENTH round pick, if he's a solid BACK-UP we got our value. But I have a feeling this guy will start eventually. I have almost given up hope on Otah altogether and I'm glad we got some depth.

Yeah, he ran a slow 40, he's an offensive lineman, just like he says in the observer article "I'm not a trackstar."

Peppers is probably the biggest freak in the game, but when he played here, half the time, he had no heart. I'll take HEART, meanness/nastyness, and strong work ethic over someone that has amazing athletic skills but doesn't care.

We need people to change this team's attitude. Rivera is a former Bears LB, he isn't going to be John Fox on the sidelines clapping after a lost fumble. He's going to demand intensity from his players, not this "Happy-go-lucky-Peppers" attitude that was OK for so long (I hope at least).

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 11:04 AM

had some major issues with false starts


he and gross ought to get along fine