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Raiders select...Stanford Routt, CB Houston.
Stanford Routt, CB, Houston
Height: 5:11.6 Weight: 191
Overview: One of the top sprinters in Conference USA, Stanford split time between track and field and football during his time with the Cougars. An impressive physical specimen, Routt concentrated on football in 2004 and had the best season of his career. Stanford was a unanimous All-District selection at Connally (Austin, Tex.) High School, where he grabbed All-American honors in track. He ran the ninth-fastest time in the 200 meters nationally as a junior and was a state qualifier in both the 200 meters and 4x400-meter relay team. He started four games as a freshman for Houston's football team in 2001, finishing with 26 tackles (18 solos), an interception and five pass deflections. Stanford started twice at weak-side cornerback as a sophomore, posting 22 tackles (19 solos) with a stop for a loss and two pass break-ups, but began missing spring drills to compete for the Cougar track team. Routt started the first nine games and the season finale at cornerback in 2003, posting 28 tackles (21 solos) with eight pass deflections and tied for the team lead with a career-high four interceptions. Concentrating more on football in 2004, he reaped the benefits from his hard work, earning All-Conference USA honors. He made 60 tackles (53 solos) with two stops for losses, two interceptions and eight pass deflections. He started 27 of the 47 games he played in, producing 136 tackles (111 solos) with three stops for losses of 15 yards, seven interceptions for 96 yards in returns, 23 pass break-ups, a fumble recovery, a blocked kick and three kickoff returns for 36 yards (12.0 avg). In track, he was named 2004 Conference USA Men's Indoor Track Athlete of the Year after winning the 60-meter and 200-meter dashes and qualified to compete in the 60-meter and 200-meter dashes for the 2003 and 2004 NCAA Indoor Championships. Stanford returned to the NCAA Outdoor Championships in 2004 after winning the 200 meters at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships for the second straight year. He earned NCAA Outdoor All-American honors after finishing third in the 200 meters at the 2003 NCAA Outdoor Meet.
Analysis: Positives...Has a big frame with good muscle mass and development throughout...Built for speed and shows a very quick initial burst...He shows a feel to come back on the ball and can flip and run from press coverage...Flashes the foot quickness to plant and drive... Can break on the ball and compete for it and when he gets into stride, and covers plenty of ground...Has the leaping ability and body control to adjust to the ball...Good hands catcher who can reach and pluck with confidence...Better in zone coverage than playing the man, as he gets good depth in his pass drops and reacts with good angles.
Negatives...Needs to play under control, as he relies too much on his speed and will get reckless and over-run the play...Shows good toughness in man coverage, but needs to get more physical and aggressive in run force, as he does not seem eager to finish off the play working near the line of scrimmage...Lacks a good backpedal and does not stay in it long...He reaches back on his heels too much and has this skipping motion that causes him to look late breaking on the ball...Does not lack tools, but plays with too much cushion and does not read the quarterback quickly, as he may jump a threat or might just coast along watching...Struggles to shed a receiver's blocks to make the play and is very passive in run support (three stops behind the line of scrimmage in 47 games)...Does not use his hands effectively to reroute the receivers and is just learning how to use his speed to keep a close shadow on his man...Has a well-built frame, but needs to dedicate more hours in the weight room.
Agility tests: 4.46 in the 40-yard dash...35.5-inch vertical jump...300-pound bench press.
High school: Attended Connally (Austin, Tex.) High School...Unanimous All-District selection and earned All-American honors in track...Ran the ninth-fastest time in the 200 meters nationally as a junior...State qualifier in both the 200 meters and 4x400-meter relay team.
Personal: Sports Administration major...Born 7/23/83 in Austin, Texas.
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reach. typical raiders pick.
Reach of the day IMO...
That's 2 CBs that the Raiders have drafted so far today.
Horrible Pick! By Far The Worst Of The Day!
what the hell is oakland doing? feels like us a few years ago. making picks without a plan.