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Brandon Spikes In For A Free Fall?

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by SDogo, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. SDogo

    SDogo Not as good as I once was but as good once as I ev

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    NFL | Spikes runs slow at Pro Day
    Wed, 17 Mar 2010 12:27:16 -0700

    Justin Van Fulpen, of NFLDraftBible.com, reports University of Florida LB Brandon Spikes ran the 40-yard dash in the 5.02-second to 5.08-second range at his Pro Day Wednesday, March 17.
  2. UnoDallas

    UnoDallas Benched

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    what does B James run the 40 in ?

    or say Brookins ? plus Brookin age

    I take him ay 59
  3. Duane

    Duane Active Member

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    I'd be more interested in his 20 and agility drill times.
  4. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I'll say this his ability to read a play is why he is always around the ball. Not a big need for recovery speed when you are where you need to be.
  5. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    James is listed at 4.7 and Brooking faster than James--4.51. My guess is that 4.51 number is old. I have no idea if there is even such a thing as an official time later in ones career b/c they quit timing 40s after the draft.

    http://www.40-yard-dash-times.com/dallas-cowboys.html

    5.02 is unbelievably slow.

    I think our punter runs that fast and of course our kicker can run that fast backwards.:laugh2:
    I agree that his forty is not a total deal-breaker tough..
  6. CoolNClutch

    CoolNClutch New Member

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    Not a big fan of him, even on the field. Reminds me too much of Bradie James, and I'm not exactly a Bradie James fan
  7. CanuckCowboysFan

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    take him at 59. **** 40 times. He produced very well in college. Teams are dumb if they pass him on him just based on that. The next Ray Lewis.
  8. UnoDallas

    UnoDallas Benched

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    I think I rather have

    Jamar Chaney, Mississippi State
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 242.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.64.
    Combine 40 Time: 4.51.
    Benchx225: 26. Vertical: 39.
    Projected Round (2010): 2-3.
    3/2/10: Jamar Chaney quietly pieced together a great Combine, notching a 4.51 40 (fastest for any linebacker), a 39-inch vertical and 26 reps of 225.

    1/8/10: Capable of playing most linebacker spots, Jamar Chaney recorded 90 tackles, 4.5 TFL and two sacks as a senior.

    Danny Batten/LB/South Dakota State: 6-3 #250 projected 40 4.69

    Scouts have been raving about Batten. The college defensive end has been spending most of his time at middle linebacker and looks like he belongs. He made plays in coverage, has gone sideline-to-sideline against the run and just like college, plays with a non-stop motor. When he took a few reps at defensive end in one-on-one drills he beat blockers. As one scout told us, Batten is just a good football player

    ir we even look at LBacker at all
  9. DFWJC

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    Ray Lewis clocked in at 4.53 coming into the league....Ray could and still can (to some degree) run down plays on the perimeter. His speed was night and day vs Spikes...not even remotely close.

    Still, I agree 40 times are overrated for ILB, just not totally.
  10. Woods

    Woods Active Member

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    Me too.

    I'd be interested in knowing what those were . . . .

    I think the 40 time is overrated, esp for an ILB.
  11. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    If true, he's gonna drop.
  12. SDogo

    SDogo Not as good as I once was but as good once as I ev

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    I just find that ironically funny for as much heat as James takes on this board for being slow and he ran a 4.71 and suddenly no one cares about 40 times for a ILB.
  13. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    :laugh2:
    Things that make you go...hummm.
    :huh:
  14. SLATEmosphere

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    Im a true believer in "game speed"

    Bradie might have better straight line speed, but Spikes looks quicker on the field.

    I don't care if my ILB is slow in the 40..If he needs to be chasing down players for 20-30 yards, then the defense sucked to begin with.
  15. CanuckCowboysFan

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    I'm not comparing them in terms of speed, there overall skill set. Spikes looks much faster on film and he just reminds me of Lewis.
  16. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    Bradie James was a better player in college too.
  17. SDogo

    SDogo Not as good as I once was but as good once as I ev

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    Very true

    Either way, I was a big fan of Spikes in the 2nd round and this puts me on the fence. I get a feeling this wont be the last time he runs.
  18. jswalker1981

    jswalker1981 Fact > Your Opinion

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    Does anyone ever wish that some players would have bad workouts so that they can drop to us? Like Earl Thomas really needs to run a 4.6.
  19. Bob Sacamano

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    some offensive linemen run faster on a track.
  20. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    I have never done that in my life.

    :liarliar:



    Stephen Jackson, Mike Williams, Patrick Willis, et al.

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