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I worked for both the Patriots and Chargers in the last year. Unfortunately, I did not land the job I applied for with the NFL in New York despite my contacts, references, and experience. I then reached out to the NFL PA and discussed opportunities with their director of security only to find out that he is basically a one man show and doesn't have a staff of his own. He advised me to get some experience in either the military or federal law enforcement and then transfer over to the league security division. Right now I'm just weighing my options while waiting to hear back from some government agencies. I am keeping my eye on the NFL careers page tho... but they just get so many applicants and my contact that works for NFL that I shadowed in San Diego said most jobs go to family and friends of high ranking nfl officials unfortunately.
Alice...there are about 1000 videos/tutorials online about how to dye to soles of Foamposites. Some kid probably hustled you on eBay by advertising his pewter foams as ultra rare because of their icey blue sole yet he likely dyed them himself. In fact, there are plenty of videos on YouTube of people doing the same thing to those same exact shoes. So no, those are not the only pair in existence.
His showing at the combine, didn't make him a first rounder. It solidified him as a first rounder.
What he did proved his tape wasn't a fluke, he's got plenty of speed to burn, he's got good hops and can pinpoint the ball in the air and go get it.
Not really. If you're implying that because Cooks had a "good combine showing" that he will be a first rounder, then why was he considered a late first rounder by so many draftniks before the Combine? If you're not implying this about Cooks, then pardon my assumption.
Or we actually watch both and realize Cooks' combine performance matches up with what he does in games, but sure go ahead...
Ding ding ding. This. Cooks was likely a first rounder before the combine; now he will be a first rounder. His combine showing just backed up what he did on the field. In fact, it proved he is an even better athlete and stronger than a lot of people gave him credit for.
I haven't specifically said that I am 100% against drafting him. I've said that if possible, I would much rather have someone taller. We have Cam Newton, we need a legit #1 for him who can go out there and fight for the ball, or go up and get it if necessary, and bail our quarterback out sometimes.
Go watch Brandin Cooks play. He does all of that. He is a fearless competitor that can highpoint balls, fight for possession, is great after the catch, and has great hands. His catch radius is impressive without even taking his height into account.
The entire point was just how long can his talent make up for his lack of height? Every players body is different.
You can say that about every player one way or another.
Take, for example, a tall receiver at 6'5" who isn't as explosive, fast, athletic, or polished as Cooks.
For how long can he get the separation needed to make his height consistently a factor in the passing game? If you aren't quick, can't run routes, and can't get out of your breaks now, how are they going to excel when age takes its toll and quicker and bigger corners can run with this 6'5" receiver?