Post all combine related news and discussion here. Figured it would be nice to have an organized thread to keep up with the combine. Should be easier to discuss the workouts and specific athletes here.
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Really starting to get on board the Adams bandwagon at 28 if we go receiver. My dream would be for us to trade back 8-10 spots and still pick him up but that is risky and Gettleman doesn't seem like the type to move around the board.
I love his ability to just flat out make plays both in the field and in the red zone. He is exactly the type of receiver Cam needs to be groomed and to grow. It is important to remember that he is only 21, and will continue to put on some mass and grow into his frame ever more.
I think Davante Adams runs better than expected this weekend and has a solid combine which should solidify him as a late-first round talent in which case I can get all the way on board with him. Once this kid matures physically after a few more years and is coached up he may very well be a top 3 receiver out of this class and a better than average NFL receiver that has number one potential.
I grew up playing soccer, football, basketball, hockey, baseball, track, lacrosse...pretty much every sport possible in my hometown. At age 8 I won the Maine State Championship in the 400m for kids 8 and under.
By the time middle school came around I settled into football and lacrosse but focussed mostly on lacrosse as I was undersized and the sport was new to Maine in general. By undersized in middle school I mean like 110lbs of skin and bone, under 5' feet, but I was still faster than probably 95% of people on my teams which help me survive on the field.
Freshman year of high school I was in two-a-days for football back ready to receive a punt when I felt a terrible shooting pain throughout my legs and when I went to run I just couldn't do it. The punt left the punters foot and I just sat down on the field in agonizing pain. In the previous year alone, I had grown 7 inches and put on about 30-40lbs and had brutal tendinitis from my achilles on up. Essentially my bones grew so fast that my tendons and muscles couldn't keep up and I lost a lot of flexibility and the pain during athletics was pretty bad. That football season I never played a game and never dressed because I was too busy re-habbing with trainers the whole time trying to get right for lacrosse season. That lacrosse season, after dominating most of my freshman classmates at practice as a defensemen, I was asked to practice and play with varsity for the remainder of the season. I didn't get much playing time but held my own at practice and got better by playing with the best my town had to offer.
Sophomore year of high school I was a full-time starter and my team went on to a win a State Championship by the final score of 14-2. We got some jackets and hats and a nice plaque for the win.
Junior year my team was a dominant force in Maine lacrosse once again. This was the best team I ever played on but we lost to a rival in the Western Maine Championship. During the quarter final a week prior, I was knocked out cold by a cheap shot and couldn't pass the concussion tests to play the next week. I had to watch us lose the next week from the sideline in street clothes which was one of the more difficult things I had ever done at that time.
Senior year, once again, my team was a heavy favorite going into the season. We ran through the regular season with a 14-2 record and cruised into the playoffs with a first round bye. However, this season didn't go as planned for me personally. I had put on 30lbs of muscle in the off-season and lost a lot of mobility and my severe tendinitis came back on stronger than ever. I was unable to take part in a lot of our conditioning drills throughout the season and by halftime in a lot of games my legs were spent and just didn't allow me to run like I needed to be able to do. We ended up winning the State Championship 8-6 my senior year. I played a decent game at defense in front of my goalie and the celebration was something I'll never forget.
Here is the hardware from my senior year:
Since 2006, my high school has won 6 of the last 8 State Championships including 4 in a row. A win this season would make it five in a row. It's beyond a dynasty at this point.