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2nd Day Draft Picks: Love it or Hate it? WR Skyler Green

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by TruBlueCowboy, Apr 30, 2006.

  1. TruBlueCowboy

    TruBlueCowboy New Member

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    Projected role: Full-time returner

    Position: WR
    Class: Sr
    School: Louisiana State
    Conference: Southeastern
    Ht., Wt.: 5-9, 192
    40 Time: 4.53

    POSITIVES: Elusive ball carrier whose primary duties lay as a return specialist. Solid pass catcher who extends and looks the ball into his hands. Quick-footed, makes defenders miss and follows blocks anywhere on the field handling the ball. Always works to pick up as much yardage as possible.

    NEGATIVES: More quick than fast and lacks top-end speed. Not tall as a receiver, which poses problems.

    ANALYSIS: A game-breaking punt returner, Green projects as a slot receiver at the next level who will earn his wage on special teams.
  2. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    I like it. Maybe we can stop playing "spin the bottle" to decide who's our returner. Plus he offers some interesting potential as a slot-receiver.
  3. MikeBou

    MikeBou New Member

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    wish we would have picked jon scott.
    glad we got watkins
  4. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    :welcome: to the board
  5. RealCowboyfan

    RealCowboyfan Championship

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    SKYLER GREEN
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    NFL Comparisons:: Steve Smith, Panthers

    SKYLER GREEN MEASURABLES Height: 5-9 [IMG] Weight: 194 40-yard dash: 4.40 10-yard dash: 1.56 20-yard shuttle: 4.20 60-yard shuttle: Broad jump: 9-10 225-lb. bench: 3-cone drill: 6.84 Vertical jump: 34 Wonderlic: 11 20-yard dash: 2.63


    Strengths: Is a playmaker with exceptional speed. Shows nice burst and quickness off the line. Runs crisp, smooth routes and shows good balance and body control. Shows good hands, and makes tough catches on bad passes. Catches passes at full speed. Is elusive with a second gear after the catch. Has the best concetration of all the Wide Receivers in the NFL Draft. Has explosive speed.


    Weaknesses: Is undersized. Struggles to escape jams by big, physical cornerbacks. Has had nagging ankle injuries. Must get stronger to sustain blocks.

    Bottom line: Green is an above-average athlete and exciting playmaker. He can contribute immediately as a punt and kick returner. But his lack of size and durability will put a ceiling on his draft stock. He likely never will be more than a sub-package receiver, but his big-play potential is exciting to warrant a mid-fourth round selection.

    Highlights:: http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/prospects?sort=position&rank_type=2
  6. EndGame

    EndGame Active Member

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    I like the pick. If he can return the ball, I love it.
  7. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Last of the elite kick return men, can play the slot, has played QB, great gimmick player, several different ways to use his talent.
  8. DawnOfANewD

    DawnOfANewD New Member

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    Kinda sounds like another Zuriel Smith: decent return man, lots of speed, small....
  9. MikeBou

    MikeBou New Member

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    thanks. ive been here for awhile mostly a lurker, just getting as much info as i can get
  10. JohnsKey19

    JohnsKey19 Well-Known Member

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    like it

    legit ruturn threat with the perfect body type to excel in the NFL in that role
  11. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Zuriel Smith?

    Not hardly.
  12. JohnsKey19

    JohnsKey19 Well-Known Member

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    completely different. Green is built like a RB. Smith was a frail 175 lbs. Green is explosive and shifty, like a Steve smith. Zuriel was more of a long strider with decent speed and quickness.
  13. Silverstar

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    Good pick and we need another young speedy type WR anyway.

    I think Green will be light years better than Zuriel Smith as a KR/PR.
  14. ajk23az

    ajk23az Through Pain Comes Clarity

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    he only got an 11 on the wonderlic?
  15. jesusphreak

    jesusphreak New Member

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    Any time you can compare a guy to Steve Smith, its a good thing.
  16. Eddie

    Eddie Well-Known Member

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    Maybe we can draft a LS next.

    I didn't think we used 4th rounders on ST players.
  17. baj1dallas

    baj1dallas New Member

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    You don't want your punt returners scoring over a 12...or they wouldn't be punt returners.
  18. Chuck 54

    Chuck 54 Well-Known Member

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    I found it interesting that Jeremy Bloom went later than Green after being rated much higher.
  19. Eddie

    Eddie Well-Known Member

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    That's because most intelligent teams don't draft punt returners in the 4th round.

    I freakin' hate this pick!!!
  20. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Eddie, "Goose" said there were 4 elite returners in this draft. We got the last one.

    I don't think it's that bad a pick. Our return game sucked last year.

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