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#1 Mr. Scot

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:17 PM

From the Observer (link)

The Winners:

- CB David Amerson, NC State (showed good athleticism)
- DT Sharif Floyd, Florida (most athletic DT)
- OL Jonathan Cooper, UNC (good stats and interviews)
- CB Dee Milliner, Alabama (solidified status as a top ten pick)
- CB Tyrann Mathieu, LSU (showed good physical skills)


The Losers:

- LB Manti Te'o, Notre Dame (lousy 40 and an image - courtesy of John Harbaugh - that'll stick in memory)
- OG Chance Warmack, Alabama (bad 40, skipped bench press, scouts said he looked "soft")
- QB Mike Glennon, NC State (inconsistent/nothing special in throwing drills)
- CB Johnthan Banks, Mississippi State (average 40 time and looked bad in drills)
- DE Damontre Moore, Texas A&M (slow 40, only 11 reps on the bench)


Mind you, this is not written by a scout, but the notes included are fairly valid. I'm guessing Person discussed this with someone in the know and/or picked up on the scouts' chatter. Take it for what it's worth.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:19 PM

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That was such a pedestrian performance by the top rated linebacker....and I'm not even a big Combine fan.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:26 PM

Te'o blamed it on pressure.

Not necessarily a good option given that "pressure" in the NFL is an everyday thing.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:26 PM

Te'o blamed it on pressure.

Not necessarily a good option given that "pressure" in the NFL is an everyday thing.


He is dumber than i thought.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:27 PM

Certainly wouldn't mind seeing Warmack fall, but I'm not betting on it.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:28 PM

T'eo better run like the wind at his pro day, or he's dropping like a rock come April.

Mattheiu only benched 225 4 times... Pretty weak, but I'm still a fan.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:30 PM

Mathieu strikes me as Patrick Peterson 2.0, i.e. better as a return man than a cover guy.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:30 PM

good thread......only thing i slightly disagree with is milliner...dude was dropping everything in the drills....i mean they were easy passes to......

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:31 PM

One "winner" was the little running back from Auburn, Onterio McCalleb, who they thought for a short time had broken Chris Johnson's record. He still ran a 4.34, fastest RB in the combine.

Somebody will take a shot on that speed around the 4th-6th round and stick him in to return kicks and play 3rd down back.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:33 PM

good thread......only thing i slightly disagree with is milliner...dude was dropping everything in the drills....i mean they were easy passes to......


Person's take in full...

Milliner did nothing to hurt his standing as the top corner in the draft. Milliner blazed through the 40 in 4.37 seconds and dazzled in defensive back drills. If the Panthers want him, they'll have to trade up from 14. Way up.


Granted, dropping passes doesn't hurt a corner as much as it would a receiver. Still, if he showed poor hands, that may indeed turn some teams off.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:44 PM

Poor hands would fit right in with our secondary.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:54 PM

Old Coaches Saying: There's a reason these guys don't play receiver :lol: