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Proehl on 1st visit with Kelvin Benjamin: "I was in awe to be honest"

24 May 2014 - 12:27 PM

Proehl on his first visit with KB when scouting WR prospects:

"I was in awe to be honest with you."
"A guy his size and the way he just caught the ball ... just natural, just like a vacuum," Proehl said.

Proehl on KB at the rookie weekend camp:

"You look at him, if he can grow and develop into the receiver I think he can be, he's going to a huge asset for Cam," Proehl said

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Proehl tweeted this pic and wrote: 'Young Buc has game'

Benjamin's leaping catch over the middle with two defenders all over him near the end of Saturday's rookie camp left everyone in awe.
"That's what he brings," Proehl said. "He can make great catches like that because of his size. A normal person is not going to make that catch. With his reach, he's probably 11 feet, 12 feet in the air making that catch.
"Other guys may not have an opportunity to touch the ball, let alone catch it."

ESPN beat writer for Panthers, Dave Newton:
"I believe Benjamin will be better than Smith was going to be at 35. If not, follow Proehl on Twitter before next year's draft as he seeks more talent.
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All you had to do was follow the Twitter timeline of Carolina Panthers wide receivers coach Ricky Proehl if you wanted to know where the best receivers in the country were before the NFL draft" (shows list of dates and the WRs Proehl visited starting with Cooks, ending with KB, with Lee,
Latimer, Matthews, Adams, Beckham, Landry, Herron, etc in between)

http://m.espn.go.com...src=desktop

Kelvin Benjamin first WR Panthers have taken in 1st R in 17 years

23 May 2014 - 12:31 PM

saw it in article and hadn't thought of before so thought was interesting. Also brings extra meaning to how Gettleman said "I'm sure Cam is not mad at me now," after taking KB in the 1st R

17 years of NFL drafts had gone by before we selected our last WR in the 1st Round, and he was the only WR we took in the first round in team history before now. Coming into the 2014 draft, these are the positions we had taken in the 1st Round...

2 - QB (Kerry Collins, Cam Newton)

1 - WR (Rae Carruth, 1997)

3 - RB (DeAngelo Williams, Jonathan Stewart, Tshimanga Biakabutuka)

3 - OT (Jordan Gross, Blake Brockermeyer, Jeff Otah)

2 - DE (Julius Peppers, Jason Peter)

1 - DT (Star Lotulelei)

4 - LB (Dan Morgan, Jon Beason, Thomas Davis, Luke Kuechly)

3 - CB (Chris Gamble, Tyrone Poole, Rashard Anderson)

Record crowd shows up to watch Jaguars rookie camp

21 May 2014 - 08:58 PM

people coming in droves to see the rookies: WR Allen Robinson, WR Marqise Lee and both Univ of Central Florida QB Blake Bortles and RB Storm Johnson (who led UCF to a BCS Bowl win over Big XII Champs Baylor)


Sports Illustrated:
"Jaguars fans came out in droves to watch the new players train last weekend, breaking not only the team’s previous rookie minicamp attendance record, but also shattering its (any) training camp attendance record.... Previously, the best-attended Jaguars training camp practice (of any kind) was seen by 4,500 people, way more than any previous rookie minicamp open to the public. But on Saturday, 6,800 people (showed up), a clear indication of how excited Jaguars fans are"


Jaguars.com:
"The lines extended half the length of EverBank an hour before the 1:10 practice, and kept growing as the silver bleachers inside filled. Then the areas around the bleachers filled. Then the standing area around the Field One end zone filled. Then Field Two. When that filled, the Jaguars had to close practice for a few minutes to create room down near Field Three.
“We didn’t want to turn anybody away, but we had to make adjustments for security purposes,” Naqi said. “It was awesome.” (Naqi is Jaguars senior vice president of fan engagement)
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near the end of practice..the Jaguars moved the ropes that were keeping fans off Field Two and Three, allowing fans to pour onto Field Two for a better view of the team portion of practice. And pour they did. The immediate rush was frenetic and wild: hands waving, arms raised, cheers from the stands.
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(Jags Head Coach Gus) Bradley pointed to a group of fans peeking through the fence that surrounded the practice facility: “Underneath the banners?” Bradley said, almost shouting. “Huh? How about that? The fans? Are you kidding? That is awesome.”


Jacksonville.com
“How about the fans?” said (Jags Head Coach Gus) Bradley. “I look and they’re all lined up underneath [the tarps on the fences]. I don’t know how many people were there, but what a credit to Shad [Khan, team owner], what a vision.”
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“I’ve never seen anything like this before,” said Marqise Lee (who played in Los Angeles for the storied USC Trojans)


WJXT TV Jacksonville:
"I told the guys, 'Appreciate this,'" said (Jags Head Coach Gus) Bradley. "It feels good. I do know that." ...The attendance mark of 6,214 shattered the previous record of 2,378 fans at a rookie mini camp. It also broke the previous high for (any) training camp of 4,500 fans.


Fox Sports:
"It’s a new era in Jacksonville... More than 6,200 fans were in attendance for the final day of the two-day rookie minicamp, which is 4,000 more than any previous turnout in Jacksonville history"


from comments sections:

-To paraphrase: If you build it, they will come.

-I love this team so much

-I'm really excited for the future.

-I was there and I have not seen Jags fan excitement like this since the late 90s when the Jags were in the playoffs year after year with Coach Coughlin. I talked to a bunch of fellow fans there and everyone feels like the team has finally turned the corner after so many years of mediocrity and stinking. I looked at the field today and saw the future of the team and that future is bright.

-I was standing up front where the players and coaches walk though to the field and guess who walked right by me? Bill Parcells. We all were thinking "what the heck is he doing here."

-Their previous record was 10, so whatever above that is good.

Ealy is not a good pass rusher?

11 May 2014 - 12:48 AM

what do y'all think?

before the draft Mayock downgraded Ealy in his rankings to below DE Stephon Tuitt (who was drafted at #46)

Greg Cosell on Ealy:
"I wouldn't necessarily call him explosive, he'll need work to become a true pass rusher."

Sports Illustrated:
"I wasn’t as in love with Ealy’s tape as were the people who graded him as a can’t miss first-round prospect...In the right scheme, Ealy could be a better-than-average pass rusher, and he has the pure strength to stop the run as a strong-side end."

Rotoworld:
"Ealy lacks explosive edge-rush ability and may be.best suited as a hold-the-point left end... An overdraft does appear likely... Ealy has frequently been mentioned among first-rounders since December, and although his production matches the projection, his overall play might not....We'd let someone else take the risk...Former NFL scout Russ Lande believes Michael Sam "jumped off film" more than Missouri edge player Kony Ealy. "Four games in (and) I do not see the hype for Kony Ealy to be a high draft pick. Michael Sam jumped off film more in games evaluated," Lande tweeted"

Youtube video: Kelvin Benjamin 2013 Drops

09 May 2014 - 04:47 PM

 

 


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