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Posted 22 March 2014 - 04:05 PM

Honestly I am interested to see what Landry runs at his pro day. If he runs in the 4.5 range, I actually think I would prefer Landry to Beckham. He has incredible hands, destroys defenders in the run game, won't go down on first contact, plays big, and is elusive in space. For all of the times this comparison is used, I think this fits him like a glove: Anquan Boldin. He is going to be a very good player.

 

Beckham is more risky in my opinion. He has all of the tools and is a gifted returner, but this isn't the first time I have heard he might be a diva.

 

i like Landry as well, he is by far the best slot guy in the draft.has the best set of hands too.

 

but overall, Beckham is just on another level. he runs many different routes on all levels. great speed, tough as hell, decent hands. a lot of good WRs are divas, as long as he works on his craft he should be really good. his mom is a college track coach, and dad played RB for LSU, so he could have been put on a pedistal while at LSU, but he knows how important working your game is.



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Posted 26 March 2014 - 02:05 PM

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 02:56 PM

From GBNreport

 

 

March 31

This and that from around the league: The league was abuzz on Friday with multiple reports that Houston was trying to deal down from the 1st pick overall and were talking with Buffalo about a possible trade. Houston beat writer John McClain, who is pretty plugged in with the team, later downplayed the likelihood that the Texans would deal with the Bills because they would not want to drop all the way down to the 9th pick. Its also unlikely that Buffalo would have been talking trade with anyone last week as the organization dealt with the passing of owner Ralph Wilson, although its possible any trade discussions were from before. However, if Houston is indeed trying to move down from the top pick, it would be a pretty good indication that they just don’t view any of this year’s top QB prospects as worthy of the #1 pick overall, although new Bills head coach Bill O‘Brien had positive words about each of this year‘s top prospects at the position after their respective pro day workouts. Sill, it may reflect what appears to be a growing consensus around the league that while Central Florida’s Blake Bortles, Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M, Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater and Derek Carr of Fresno State are all very good pro prospects, none of them has emerged as true elite candidate and that could make things very interesting on May 8th. If that were the case, that could bring South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney back into the debate for the top pick. In fact, the Texans will be sending a full contingent to the USC pro day on Wednesday where they have already scheduled to meet privately with Clowney. 

Meanwhile, St. Louis head coach Jeff Fisher appeared to downplay the likelihood the Rams would select a WR with the second pick overall. The consensus is that if the Rams stayed at #2 their choice would come down to either Auburn OT Greg Robinson or Clemson WR Sammy Watkins, with Texas A&M Jake Matthews, whose uncle Bruce was a mainstay for many years on Fisher’s offensive line when he was at Tennessee, also a long shot. Fisher did have some good things to say about Watkins calling him “very, very explosive.“ However, after selecting 5 receivers with top 100 picks in the past three years, including Tavon Austin with the 8th pick overall last year, Fisher indicated that he thinks the Rams have talent enough on the roster right now that they can provide QB Sam Bradford with the targets to win a lot of games. Fisher also would not rule out selecting South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney, even though the Rams appear to be stacked at the position. “You can never have enough pass rushers” said Fisher who likely isn’t going to take Clowney, but would listen intently to offers to move down if the former USC star was still on the board when the Rams got on the clock with the second pick.

And back to Manziel for a moment. And likely did all he could in a pro day setting to help his grade. The problem for the NFL, of course, is one can learn only so much from a pro day workout and it appears that teams still really don‘t know what to make of Manziel and whether his unique skills will translate to the NFL. After his pro day, nobody really doubts his arm strength or mobility. Fact is there aren’t many teams that doubt his talent, especially his unique ability to improvise on the fly. However, just about every team has questions about his staying power in the NFL. On the one hand, will his style handle the pounding Manziel will almost certainly take and will he be able to make things happen when he stays in the pocket. Then, of course, is the issue of Manziel’s celebrity and the question whether he’ll remain focused on football down the road. Certainly, with the notable exception of Cleveland, all the team’s with early picks and a need at QB remain intrigued. In fact, each of Houston, Jacksonville, Oakland and Minnesota had big contingents in College Station for his pro day and met with him privately afterward. In fact, Minnesota, which has probably studied this year’s QB class as hard as anyone, met again on Manziel the morning after his workout. Interesting, though, that Vikings’ head coach Mike Zimmer was one of the only onlookers at his pro day who had some negative words about Manziel’s workout which he called a choreographed sideshow that placed too much emphasis on style instead of substance or words to that effect anyway! On the other hand, both Bill’O’Brien of the Texans and Jacksonville’s Gus Bradley were complimentary of the whole atmosphere at the special Texas A&M pro day.

Bottom line is hat really going to know until he actually gets onto an NFL field what kind of a player Manziel is going to be. Of course, that‘s true of all draft prospects, but it‘s especially true of a unique talent like Manziel who has a ton of upside. Indeed, what keeps getting reported is that fact that just about every personnel person around the league Wil tell you they’d be nervous about taking Manziel, but nobody wants to have to play him! Ironically, there’s a similar story for Pittsburgh DT Aaron Donald, who if he were an inch and a half taller and 8-10 pounds heavier would be very much in the discussion with the likes of Clowney to be the #1 pick overall. Donald was arguably the best player in college football last fall, was the best player at the Senior Bowl and then was the most impressive prospect at the combine where he ran under 4.70 seconds for the 40, a time almost unheard for an interior defensive lineman.

While much of the buzz regarding possible trades at the 2014 draft seems to be that there are far more teams that are inclined to move down rather than up, sounds like one team that could consider trading up is Detroit. Lions’ G.M. Mike Mayhew, for example, was quoted as saying that he thinks there is some value in considering moving up “if you’re picking 10 and there’s five elite players and you can get one of those guys.” The Lions do pick 10th and Mayhew added that he did not think there are 10 elite players in this draft. Not clear who the Lions might be after if thy did consider moving up, however, even with the addition of veteran free-agent WR Golden Tate, they are thought to be interested in adding another big-time receiver to pair with Calvin Johnson such as Clemson’s Sammy Watkins. However, the Lions have also indicated that they would be interested in adding an edge-rushing OLB and could be intrigued by either of Khalil Mack of Buffalo or Anthony Barr of UCLA.

And from the who’s up; who’s down file: Could be that Alabama LB C.J. Mosley could take a tumble into the latter pat of this year’s opening round. Mosley is a very instinctive, reliable LB, but he isn’t that big and he really isn’t all that athletic although he is very good in coverage; he could also pay a price for playing a position that just isn’t a draft priority for NFL teams if they don’t rush the passer and Mosley has never been known as a particularly dynamic pass-rusher. On the other hand, there is a bit of a buzz that Boise State tweener DE/OLB Demarcus Lawrence, who is a very good pass rusher, could squeeze into the latter part of the first round; he’s especially attractive to 3-4 teams looking for a pass-rushing OLB.



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Posted 01 April 2014 - 08:15 PM

These guys think OBJ will be gone before we get a shot

 

http://www.nola.com/...n_wide_rec.html



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 07:55 AM

Less than a month, let the lying begin.

 

 

 

 

by Colin Lindsay
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April 15

The NFL was a buzz this weekend with the leaking of the Wonderlic intelligence tests scores of some of the leading QB prospects for the 2014 draft from the scouting combine in Indianapolis. For those at didn‘t hear, Texas A&M‘s Johnny Manziel had the best Wonderlic score of this year’s top QB prospects with a score of 32, compared with 28 for Central Florida's Blake Bortles and 20 for Teddy Bridgewater of Louisville a 20, while the best figure for a QB was turned by Ivy Leaguer Jeff Matthews of Cornell was scored 40 on the test. Indeed, Matthews had the highest score of any player in Indianapolis this year.

For the record, the Wonderlic is an intelligence test in which respondents have 12 minutes to answer the 50-questions. While it has nothing to do with football per se, it is given to prospective players by the NFL to measure their ability to absorb and process information. And this may have particular relevance for the QBs as rookies at the position have so much information thrown at them when the first arrive in the NFL. In fact, Manziel’s score was slightly above the average historical score of 29-30 for QBs entering the NFL.

In the end, Manziel’s Wonderlic score isn’t likely going to have much impact on his ultimate draft grade; however, it may give Manziel a small boost in the sense that he is trying to prove to NFL that he is more than just a free-lancer and that he has a greater capacity to play within a structure and lead a team from the pocket than he is usually given credit for.

Truth be told, the more surprising result of the Wonderlic scores is that Bridgewater’s score was  well below average for a QB given that most analyst view him as having the best ‘football smarts’ in this year’s QB class. Again, that score isn’t likely going to hurt his draft status, but it isn’t going to help at the same time.

In fact, it may have been a lousy weekend all around for Bridgewater in the wake of a published report by Chris Mortensen of ESPN that the former Louisville star had been ‘shaky’ in pre-draft workouts for ‘some’ teams. That would, of course, be in addition to Bridgewater’s less than stellar pro day last month. However, Bridgewater’s agent immediately responded with the argument that Bridgewater had in fact only had one pre-draft workout up to that time which, for the record, was with Cleveland. Of course, in this time of smoke and mirrors one should take comments attributed to'unnamed' team sources with a grain of salt unless they are confirmed by other sources. In this particular case its hard to know whether Brigewater was in fact 'shaky' at his workout with the Browns, or if some team hoping that he would drop into their range is putting out a little smokescreen.

Bridgewater did have a second workout with Minnesota this past weekend. No reports on whether Bridgewater had cleared up the shakiness but he is believed to be one of the players the Vikings will be bringing for visits on Monday and Tuesday of this week as part of their 30 allowed pre-draft onsite visits. And while no team has done more due diligence on QBs than the Vikings this off-season, it does not appear as if any of Bortles, Derek Carr of Fresno State, Alabama’s A.J. McCarron or LSU’s Zach Mettenberger will be included on their visit list this week. And for the record, the Vikings also reportedly had a private workout with Eastern Illinois QB Jimmy Garoppolo on Friday.

(And just a note on keeping straight all the various visits, onsite workouts and working lunches. Several reputable sources reported that the Vikings were working out Bridgewater at their team facility in Winter Park. Except that would be against the rules. Teams can bring in up to 30 out-of-town prospects for onsite visits, but are only allowed to workout players at their own campuses or home towns.)
 
To trade or not to trade … Normally NFL teams keep their cards pretty close to their chests when thinking of moving up to target a specific player. However, Detroit appears to have made little secret of their interest in moving up from the 10th pick in order to acquire Clemson WR Sammy Watkins. For starters, no team has kept closer tabs on Watkins than the Lions. G.M. Martin Mayhew and head coach Jim Caldwell had dinner with Watkins and his family prior to his pro day. Then after his pro day, the Lions were the first team to have Watkins in for an onsite visit; too boot, they also worked out and interviewed his Clemson teammate and fellow receiver Martavis Bryant and had a private meeting and workout with his brother, Florida CB Jaylen Watkins.

The problem for the Lions if they are serious in their pursuit of Watkins is that he’s one of this year’s 3-4 legitimate elite prospects, such that Detroit will have move well up into the top 5 to ensure getting the former Clemson star. Fortunately, for the Lions, both St. Louis and Jacksonville have made little secret of their desire to move down from the second and third picks respectively, although its not clear either would be willing to drop all the way down to the 10th pick in a draft for which most draft analysts say there are only 7 or so true elite prospects.

It also likely wouldn‘t be cheap for the Lions to move up in deals with either St. Louis or Jacksonville. In 2012, for example, the Rams got 2 future first rounders and a second rounder in order to flip the 2nd pick that year with Washington (who took QB Robert Griffin) for the 6th pick overall. Given that there aren’t any QBs in Griffin’s class this year, the Rams won’t be expecting quite as much, although one would figure that the Lions would almost assuredly have to give up their #1 pick in 2015 to move that far, at least according to the standard NFL trade value chart. Meanwhile, any deal with Jacksonville would likely cost the Lions their second round pick this year, as well as something like their #2 pick next year.

The wild card if the Lions were looking for a trade partner might very well be Cleveland. That is, of course, if the Browns don’t want Watkins themselves, and that’s a real possibility, hence the Lions interest in trading up to the 2nd or 3rd picks. However, no one really knows what the Browns have on their minds these days and if they are more interested in acquiring a QB like Derek Carr they might very well be willing to drop down to the tenth pick in a deal that likely would only cost the Lions their second rounder this year. Time will tell!

This and that … South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney, the consensus #1 prospect for this year’s draft, said in an interview with Jaguars.com that the most common question he gets from teams is which family members will move with him to his new home. Clowney said it will be just him. Of course, what teams want to know is what kind of an entourage Clowney will be bringing with him to the pros. In fact, teams may not be all that pleased to here he’ll be living by himself, because wealthy young NFLers end to attract a posse of old neighborhood friends. Indeed, it might have been better for Clowney to have said he was bringing his mom with him. Meanwhile, no word on whether he’s being asked whether he’ll have a cat or a dog as a pet! … Again, one is never sure how to interpret these kind of things but guys who appear to generating some genuine interest from NFL teams these days include Georgia QB Aaron Murray; Virginia CB Kyle Fuller, Indiana WR Cody Latimer; and Northern Illinois FS Jimmie Ward. No one should be surprised, for example if NIU’s Ward is a late first-round selection, while Fuller may have edged into3rd place among corner prospects this year behind Justin Gilbert and Darqueze Dennard. Meanwhile, both Latimer and Murray have emerged as strong second candidates for teams that aren’t able to upgrade their respective positions with the earliest picks.



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Posted 15 April 2014 - 10:41 PM

These guys think OBJ will be gone before we get a shot

 

http://www.nola.com/...n_wide_rec.html

 

Dang it :(



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Posted 21 April 2014 - 07:07 PM

by Colin Lindsay
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April 21

Sports Illustrated’s Peter King got the morning off to a fine start with a comment in this week’s MMQB segment that Houston G.M. Rick Smith actually prefers Buffalo LB Khalil Mack over South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney for the #1 pick in next month’s draft. Or at least hat’s according to a friend of Smith’s or something like that. As noted in the piece it would be something of a stretch for the Texans to become the first team ever to take a LB with the first overall pick, especially in a loaded draft so figure there might be some smoke in the picture. At the same time, though, there is also some speculation that if Mack is indeed the player the Texans are targeting then they would like to move down several spots.

 

There is a buzz out of Minnesota that the Vikings may not take a QB with the 8th pick overall, but instead could focus on the defense. That would be a tad strange because no team has been more all over this year’s top QB class than the Vikings who had full contingents at all their pro days etc. Does that mean in the end they just didn’t like what they saw. Vikings’ G.M.Rick Spielman, though, continues to say that the team will select the ‘best player on the board’ when they get on the clock. The Vikings, of course, were burned back in 2011 when they reached to select Christina Ponder with the 12th pick. Ponder has never really developed, but remains on the roster and will compete would compete with newly signed veteran free agent Matt Cassel to be the team’s starter this fall. If they did pass on a QB with their first pick the Vikings would then almost assuredly grab one during the second day of the draft, but they are in the same situation as several other teams described in today’s Scouts Notebook in that Minnesota plays in a division in which the other starting QBs are Aaron Rodgers, Jay Cutler and Matt Stafford and its hard to see them competing with Cassell or Ponder under center …

 

Staying in the NFC North for a moment, the consensus among draft watchers was that the Chicago would also be focusing heavily on defense with their 2014 draft picks, with the defensive line, and especially DT, the primary target. There are rumblings out of Chicago, though, that the Bears could actually be targeting a safety, specifically Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix of Alabama with the 14th pick, although Louisville’s Calvin Pryor could also be an option. The Bears could then upgrade at DT in the second day. In fact, Clinton-Dix is starting to show up in some top 10 discussions, although that still could be something of a reach …

 

There is also a bit of buzz emerging that Pitt DT Aaron Donald may be showing up on a growing number of teams’ top 10 boards across the league. Donald is a tad undersized, but was arguably the best defensive player in college football last fall; was the best player at the Senior Bowl, and then was arguably the most impressive performer at the combine. The other guy who appears to be making a move up s Ohio State CB Bradley Roby, who likely has established himself as the 3rd option at the position behind Justin Gilbert and Darqueze Dennard; in fact there are some teams that reportedly have Roby higher than Dennard as he is much better athlete … Meanwhile the top 10 guy who may be slipping is UCLA Anthony Barr, although that’s been rumored more than once before …

 

Back to the QBs for a moment, there is a nice breakdown of the top QB prospects in the Jacksonville paper today, while there is a nice breakdown of the top TE prospects in the Buffalo News. The Bills are one of several teams believed to be looking hard at North Carolina TE Eric Ebron with their top pick …

 

No word so far on how Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel’s private workout with Cleveland went on Saturday, but the former Aggies’ star who is often mentioned as a prime candidate for the Browns to take with the 4th pick, will also visit the team at their Berea facility later this week. For his part, Manziel said several times early in the draft process that he’d love to play in Cleveland, but the Browns have left very few hints as to what they are thinking at this point. Meanwhile, both Manziel and South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney are in Houston today visiting the Texans …

 

Today is d-day in Oakland where the Raiders are expected to release QB Terrelle Pryor by the end of the day if they can’t work out a trade. The Raiders have said they don’t want Pryor around when OTAs start on tomorrow …

 

There is also growing speculation across the bay that San Francisco could release star OLB Aldon Smith after his hugely embarrassing airport meltdown earlier this month. Whatever they ultimately do with Smith, the 49ers are not expected to focus on an edge-rushing OLB with an early pick at next month’s draft, although WR would also appear to be high on their wish list. In fact, with 11 picks in this year’s draft, the expectation is that the 49ers could very well attempt to trade up to address either or both positions

 

There was a report in a local Miami paper that the Dolphins could settle on Alabama OT Cyrus Kouandjio with their opening round pick. The Dolphins are so desperate along their OL that they may simply have to take the best guy available and with the likes of Greg Robinson, Jake Matthews and Taylor Lewan likely to be gone by the 19th pick reaching for a Kounadjio might be their only option at OT; Zach Martin could also figure in the mix but the Dolphins are believed to view him more as an OG. There is also the possibility that the Dolphins try and move to get one of the top three guys …



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Posted 21 April 2014 - 07:33 PM

Rumors that Tampa looking at Bortles enough that other rumors have Vikings looking to get ahead of the Bucs

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 07:52 PM

http://mmqb.si.com/2...ng-quarterback/



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Posted 25 April 2014 - 03:21 PM

Mortensen and others saying 49ers looking at trading up to get shot at Mike Evans. I would assume that means into top ten, 49ers have picks to work it, but that is a huge jump.

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 12:35 AM

This thread is great, we could see how many rumors are true after the draft.

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 06:27 AM

by Colin Lindsay
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April 29

There were some interesting comments from Houston owner Bob McNair over the weekend. McNair, whose Texans have the first pick overall at the next week’s draft, said that if the Texans selected QB with the top pick they would not make the same mistakes the team made with David Carr whom they started from day one after selecting him with the first pick in 2002. Carr never really developed in part because he was subjected to an inordinate number of hits as the QB for an expansion team. McNair did not go so far as to say the Texans would take a QB with their first pick, but it would certainly seem to appear that Houston is at least still considering taking one at that spot. In particular, there is almost no positive smoke to be blown by the Texans talking about taking a QB at #1; in fact, it is likely that drawing attention to their interest in a QB at that spot could actually make the #1 pick harder to trade as a team such as Atlanta that might be considering moving up to take South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney might start to think that they jus might not have to trade all the way up to the #1 slot to get the latter.

Cleveland G.M. Ray Farmer also had some interesting comments in his pre-draft press conference on Monday, although needless to say he left most analysts still wondering what the Browns plan to do with the 4th and 26th picks next week. Farmer, though, did raise a few eyebrows with his effusive praise of Clemson WR Sammy Watkins whom he described as “explosive … he’s got really good hands … he can run all the routes ... So saddle him on the opposite side of Josh Gordon and wow.” Indeed, Farmer went on to describe Watkins’ potential impact on the team as ‘ginormous!‘ In fact, Farmer gushed so much about Watkins that more than one observer speculated that maybe he was just trying to gin up interest from another team thinking about moving up to get Watkins. Farmer, though, was also generous in his evaluation of just about every other top prospect this year including OLB Khalil Mack, OTs Greg Robinson and Jake Matthews, WR Mike Evans and QBs Johnny Manziel and Blake Bortles. In particular, Farmer described the enigmatic Manziel as ‘exciting, electric and dynamic!‘ Farmer also talked about how much he valued mobility in his QB and Manziel is nothing if not mobile. Farmer closed his comments by saying that he knows which player he wants to take with the #4 pick, but added that he wasn’t sure he would not be taken with one of the first three picks. For the record, the players most often considered to be top 3 prospects are WR Watkins, LB Mack and OT Greg Robinson, along with South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney, if that makes it any clearer. 

While most observers see Detroit as perhaps the most likely team to move up into the top 5 to get one of this year’s blue chip prospects, Buffalo G.M. Doug Whaley indicated at his pre-draft presser late last week that the Bills, who pick 9th, one spot ahead of Detroit, might also consider trading up “if there’s a guy we think can get us to the playoffs.” And while Whaley wouldn‘t necessarily rule out taking a QB with their top pick, he made it pretty clear that the Bills‘ priority in this year‘s draft was to give incumbent starting QB E.J. Manuel every bit of help possible, presumably with a potential elite receiver or solid OT. Whaley also had a couple of interesting comments with a more general league-wide application. On the one hand, Whaley said that while the Bills already have a good LT in Cordy Glenn with so many defenses running exotic pass-rush schemes, that nowadays teams ‘need a right tackle as athletic as your left tackle” such that a RT would be good “value” at #9. Whaley also suggested that, because teams are now looking for athletic receivers who can stretch the field at TE, while their blocking skills are of lesser concern, that North Carolina TE Eric Ebron, whom the Bills will very likely seriously consider with 9th pick, is actually close to the prototype TE teams are looking for today.

While Clemson WR Sammy Watkins remains the consensus #1 wideout in this year’s draft, there is a buzz about that Texas A&M’s Mike Evans has closed the gap and that nobody should be surprised if Johnny Manziel’s former go-to guy is selected within the first 5-6 picks as teams are always in the market for big receivers who can run … There are also some rumblings that the odds are increasing that Pitt DT Aaron Donald and/or Alabama FS Hasean Clinton-Dix could be top 10 picks next week …  Meanwhile, in line with Buffalo G.M. Doug Whaley’s thoughts on the emerging value at RT, there has been a bit of a buzz about that no one should be surprised if Virginia OT Morgan Moses is selected in next week’s opening round. Not that buzz has grown to also include former Tennessee OT Ja’waun James as a potential late first rounder. Both are massive guys with huge wingspans who are simply a long way around, while they both also have reasonably active feet ... There have also been whispers that nobody should be shocked if Pitt QB Tom Savage is selected somewhere in the top 50 picks this year. And while he likely won’t go quite that high, it also appears a lot of teams looking for a developmental type QB are taking a second look at San Jose State’s David Fales.

And you thought the 40 was overrated !!! For years, the 40-yard dash, the bench press and the vertical leap have been standards by which NFL teams measure the athletic ability of potential draft prospects. However, that ‘drill’ that Jadeveon Clowney did with Atlanta last week may signal that sooner rather than later the NFL will be adopting some of the sports science athletic training and measurement techniques that are almost old-hat among so many other sports around the world. For the record, Clowney agreed to do an experimental biomechanical test with the Falcons in which a player moves around on a force plate which takes all sorts of precise measurements including their range of motion, how well they move, and how stable they are during that movement.



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Posted 29 April 2014 - 08:24 AM

The 49ers have so many picks at their arsenal and minimal holes..that's why it wouldn't be crazy to see them trade wayy up to grab Evans.  That's my crazy guess for the draft.  



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Posted 29 April 2014 - 09:38 AM

The 49ers have so many picks at their arsenal and minimal holes..that's why it wouldn't be crazy to see them trade wayy up to grab Evans.  That's my crazy guess for the draft.  

 

We mentioned SF a long time ago here for that same reason.

 

Why pick a dozen guys, half or more that won't even make your team?  Either trade out for future picks or move up and get guys that will make your team.



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Posted 29 April 2014 - 09:38 AM

Good Read

 

Of course with the lull, all reads are good I suppose.

 

http://www.draftinsi...et/blog/?p=9646




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