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#1 Fiz

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 09:05 AM

For those that don't know, Bob McGinn writes for the milwaukee journal-sentinel, and is one of the most respected sports writers in the nation. Every year he writes a huge article on all the top talent based solely on what scouts have said about them to him. It's anonymous, and some of it is surely a smoke screen, but it's great to read nonetheless.

He's done wide receivers, tight ends, and offensive linemen.

So just a couple local guys, I'll let you all read the rest on your own.

Alshon Jeffrey

Third-year junior from Saint Matthews, S.C. "He is a gifted, gifted player," one scout said. "He's a move-the-chains type. He knows how to play the game. He will battle from Day 1 against physical corners. He's got a lot of confidence in his ability." Another scout said Jeffery had "the best downfield ball-snatching ability of any receiver in this draft." "The big body, the big frame, can make catches extended away from his body," a third scout said. "Those things are really exciting about the kid. Granted, you're not going to get that all the time. You've got to figure out if you've got the right coaching staff and you've got to get the kid to buy into your program. There's risk there, but there's a huge reward, too." Finished with 183 catches for 3,042 yards (second in SEC history) and 23 TDs. Had 10 on the Wonderlic. Tends to get way too heavy in the off-season. "He thinks he's entitled," a fourth scout said. "I don't think he has a driving passion for the game. He plays the game really hard but he doesn't do anything else hard. I don't think he trains well. He's soft." His prep basketball team won four straight state titles.



Brian Quick

Made a ton of spectacular, leaping catches. "He has the talent to be a very good No. 2," one scout said. Tremendous high school basketball player and played just one year of football. Finished with 202 catches for 3,418 yards (16.9) and 31 TDs. "Somebody will overpay for him because he's big, fast, athletic," the scout said. "But receiver is a hard position to come into the NFL and play initially, and he's a ways away. They kept it simple for him." Great hand-eye coordination. "He might be one of the more unready guys mentally," another scout said. "He's a little country simple. Doesn't really have a real support system that's used to this kind of limelight. It's going to be a struggle for him." From Columbia, S.C.



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Posted 21 April 2012 - 09:40 AM

The TE from SMU seems like an interesting prospect...heard the Bucs were taking a look at him.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 10:45 AM

Rather have Stephen Hill or Dale Moss.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 11:03 AM

I want LaDarius Green. Fits perfect for Chud's offense and we all know how we does with former basketball players.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 11:08 AM

if an outstanding player falls significantly to us i'd take him if nobody offered a trade up for him, but i would be content completing the draft without a wide receiver.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 07:07 PM

"He has the talent to be a very good No. 2,"

This sums up my opinion on any App State prospect

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:28 PM

....country simple? Wow.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 03:05 AM

I want LaDarius Green. Fits perfect for Chud's offense and we all know how we does with former basketball players.


Rather have Michael Egnew.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 04:27 AM

Can't say I agree with the Coby Fleener write-up. I watched far too many Stanford games last season to agree with this.

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He might be the most overrated guy in the draft. He's awful as a blocker. Despite his workout numbers he's really not a quick-twitch, dynamic-moving guy. He's a straight-line, build-up player. All these reports about him being an athlete and this and that, they're assuming that because he ran fast. He's really just a red-zone, jump-ball player."



It just says "a scout" said this. Sounds like someone is trying to get him to drop to them in the 2nd. I may stand in the minority, but if Fleener is available at #40 and Jones or Perry aren't available, I'd take him. Big target opposite Greg Olsen in two tight end sets for Newton to abuse.



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Posted 23 April 2012 - 05:22 AM

I want LaDarius Green. Fits perfect for Chud's offense and we all know how we does with former basketball players.


I mocked him to us in my 7th round panthers mock

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 05:58 AM

Interesting stuff on Alshon Jeffrey... I don't think handing this kid millions of dollars is going to help with any of those problems.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:06 AM

I want James Hanna

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:29 AM

http://www.jsonline....-148210085.html

Here's the link for the offensive tackles. Some of these scouts are douches, doesn't like Osemele's toughness because he was raised by women.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:45 AM

Sht that's nothing.

Last year they had a scout bashing akamura because he's Nigerian, and another trashing dalton because he's a ginger.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:48 AM

The Nigerian nightmare was all win