04-22-2005, 05:47 PM
Bills select...Roscoe Parrish WR, MIAMI (FLA.)
04-23-2005, 07:35 PM
dumb pick... how does he fit? they needed a big WR... or better yet... OLmen...
04-23-2005, 07:36 PM
Roscoe Parrish, WR, PR, Miami (Fla.)
Height: 5:9.6 Weight: 168
Overview: Parrish was regarded as a home run threat every time he touched the ball at Miami. He has a rare combination of breakaway speed, a quick burst, an impressive change of pace and good catching ability. Parrish can elude tacklers in the open field or in traffic, and has a knack for making tacklers miss. He has been called by Hurricanes head coach Larry Coker as "the most exciting player I've ever coached." Rated the tenth-best prospect in the state of Florida at Miami Senior High in 2000, Parrish led the team to the District title and the third round of the Class 6A Playoffs, despite compiling a 7-6 record his senior year. He was perhaps the most explosive running and passing quarterback in Florida during the 2000 season, passing for 2,201 yards and rushing for 613 yards to earn first-team Class 6A honors. During his junior season of 1999, he passed for 1,400 yards and 10 touchdowns with just five interceptions while completing 78 of 136 passes. He also rushed 60 times for 600 yards and six touchdowns and had ten tackles during the 1999 season. Parrish redshirted at Miami in 2001 and took over punt return duties the following year. He gained 336 yards on 25 returns (13.4 avg) and started two games on offense, catching 14 passes for 270 yards and a touchdown. He bruised his lungs in a violent collision during the second quarter of the 2003 Florida State game and was forced to sit out the Temple and Syracuse contests as a result. He finished the 2003 season with 24 catches for 322 yards (13.4 avg) and two touchdowns. Parrish also totaled 240 yards with a score on 23 punt returns (10.4 avg). The 2004 season saw Parrish become the offense's primary target. He started eight games and caught a career-high 43 passes for 693 yards (16.1 avg) and eight touchdowns. His eight scoring grabs rank eighth on the school's single-season record list. He also gained 324 yards on 20 punt returns (16.2 avg) with two touchdowns and carried eight times for 52 yards (6.5 avg). Parrish closed out his career with 81 receptions for 1,285 yards (15.9 avg) and eleven touchdowns in 35 games. His eleven scoring grabs are tied for tenth on Miami's all-time record list. He returned 68 punts for 900 yards (13.2 avg) and three scores. Only Santana Moss (six, 1997-2000) returned more punts for touchdowns in school history. His 900 yards rank fourth on the Hurricanes' career record list behind Kevin Williams (939, 1990-92), Eddie Dunn (1153, 1936-38) and Moss (1196). Parrish also carried 18 times for 178 yards (9.9 avg) and a touchdown.
Analysis: Positives...Has outstanding agility, balance, flexibility and acceleration...Smooth off the line, with the sudden moves needed to get vertically up field... Shows quickness running routes and the ability to separate in the open...Quick to see and adjust to the secondary coverage...Utilizes his sudden explosion to avoid the jam at the line of scrimmage...Able to make defenders miss as he accelerates past them...Has a good feel for the sticks and works back to the ball efficiently...Has the second gear to quickly uncover and separate... Has soft hands, elusiveness and good hip wiggle on punt returns, showing the shake and burst to gain yardage after securing the ball...His flexibility allows him to easily turn and adjust to off target throws...Once he gets into the open, the foot race with the defender is quickly over.
Negatives...Has a small frame with no room for growth...Struggles to get into his routes when facing physical press coverage and needs to use his initial explosion to break free... Needs to refine his route running, as he is not precise or clean in his release...Tends to body catch, resulting in dropped passes...Has the leaping ability to compete for the ball in the air, but lacks the size and strength to beat the more physical defenders...Will give an effort, but does not have the bulk or size to be effective as a blocker...It is not like he gets scared in traffic, but he tends to short arm going for the ball in a crowd.
Agility tests: 4.43 in the 40-yard dash...2.6 20-yard dash...1.58 10-yard dash...29 -inch arm length... 8 5/8-inch hands...10 Wonderlic score.
High school: Attended Miami (Fla.) Senior High School, playing football for coach Earl Tillman...Was the fourth rated prospect in Dade County by the Miami Herald, as well as the tenth-best in the state...Although his team went 7-6 during his senior season, he led them to the District title and the third round of the Class 6A Playoffs...Was perhaps the most explosive running and passing quarterback in Florida during the 2000 season, passing for 2,201 yards and rushing for 613 yards, earning a first-team Class 6A All-State selection in 2000...During his junior season of 1999, he passed for 1,400 yards and 10 touchdowns with just five interceptions while completing 78 of 136 passes...Also rushed 60 times for 600 yards and six touchdowns and had 10 tackles during the 1999 season.
Personal: General Studies major...Son of Regina Conley...Born 7/16/82...Resides in Miami, Florida.
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04-23-2005, 07:42 PM
they must have consulted Bledsoe.
04-23-2005, 07:45 PM
He bruised his lungs in a violent collision during the second quarter of the 2003 Florida State game and was forced to sit out the Temple and Syracuse contests as a result
violent collision? he was absolutely destroyed, berlin led him straight into the cover 2 corner, i have still have the video on my pc it was a Great Hit
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