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Baraka Atkins, DE Miami nuff said!

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by zekecee, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. zekecee

    zekecee When Posting...Please Use Caution

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    This dude has the size and ran a 4.69 at the combine. Any takers???
  2. dallasfaniac

    dallasfaniac Active Member

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    Which round we talking? 4th?
  3. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    does a 4.7 warrant a phrase like "nuff said" ?
  4. Sam I Am

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    I'll take my wasted time back. :)
  5. Rampage

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    why do you people buy into the 40 time and crap like that so much? i haver never seen a football pl;ayer run a 40 yd dash in a game with shorts and a tshirt on. gamespeed is what matters.
  6. dallasfaniac

    dallasfaniac Active Member

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    Times and size aside (Really not that great anyway) he is a questionable player all around. Doesn't work hard, very inconstistent and doesn't really get much of a rush. Heck, he was benched in the beginning of 2006. A 4th might be pushing it.
  7. Sam I Am

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    While I can somewhat agree with you that game speed is more important. What you seem to miss is if you can run a 4.4 40 in shorts, it generally means you will run a faster 40 than someone who runs it in 4.59. Pads or shorts.
  8. Rampage

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    i hear ya man. my point is i just think people buy into and think too muck of 40 times
  9. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Yeah, expecially when comparing guys of the same size and they are less than a 10th of a second difference. You got to admit though. When you see 4.3 times and less. It is a bit awe inspiring. :eek:
  10. zekecee

    zekecee When Posting...Please Use Caution

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    all I am saying is that Size and Speed at the DE is what we need. He is only .4 slower than Gains Adams at the combine..not bad if you can get him in the 3rd or 4th.
  11. miamicowboy21

    miamicowboy21 Active Member

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    he's another jerome mcdougle. I saw every miami game this year. Atkins was invisible. Calais campbell was the best defensive lineman on the canes.
  12. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    people only focus on it because it is simple. scouts look at all the measurables to get a more complete picture.
  13. Rampage

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    was jarvis moss at the combine? if he was anybody know how he did?
  14. theebs

    theebs Believe!!!!

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    the numbers from the linebackers today were insane.

    those are only numbers though. Its hard to look at the group of linebackers and ends and think that there are not going to be players available in the third down.

    I think this draft is about offense, but I always think good teams take the best available player.

    Poszulzny and robinson looked great doing this stuff today.
  15. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    Atkins is a good football player and I think he will have a very solid career in the NFL.
  16. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

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    How is his HEART?
  17. superpunk

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    Maybe he can run for president, or have a role on 24.

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  18. DallasEast

    DallasEast Cowboys 24/7/365 Zone Supporter

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    You know... it wasn't that long ago that I was thinking how similar Obama's and this actor's looks are. Oh well, maybe he can act in the next Matrix movie. :)
  19. thor_01

    thor_01 New Member

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    jay moore out of nebraska would be the way i would go, this kid is the next unknown DE impact player, i watched all his games this year and he is unstoppable either in the down or up position, by the way also ran a 4.69 if that matters to you
  20. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    There are only TWO positions on a team where 40 times really matter: CB and WR. Most of all for a CB. There are only two positions where the player might be running 40 yds on any play.

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