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Darren Sproles

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by Dale, Jan 24, 2005.

  1. Dale

    Dale Forum Architect

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    I knew the guy was short, but didn't realize he was this short:

    "RB Darren Sproles was measured in at barely 5-5."

    From GBNreport.com
  2. The30YardSlant

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    Thats wrong, he is 5'7'', actually closer to 5'8''.
  3. Dale

    Dale Forum Architect

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    Where did you read that he checked in at 5-7 or 5-8 today? Are you sure that wasn't his inflated college listing? From everything I've read, he measured 5-5 today.
  4. The30YardSlant

    The30YardSlant Benched

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    Every College and K-State state website lists him at 5'7'' and 3/4, thats even what they listed during every K-State game I saw.
  5. Dale

    Dale Forum Architect

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    It's not unusual for college teams to inflate players' height/weight, though. Every year, a number of players measure considerably shorter than their programs listed them in college.
  6. Dale

    Dale Forum Architect

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    Look at J.J. Arrington. He was listed at 5-11 in college, but measured a little over 5-8 at the Senior Bowl.
  7. Dyluke

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    I can't believe he is only 5-5 :eek: He reminds me of a better Q. Griffith. Wasn't he up for the H.T. last year as well?
  8. Nors

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    Sproles was 5 - 5 and 6/10'S


    ARRINGTON AT 5-8?
  9. Sitting Bull

    Sitting Bull Active Member

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    He reminds me of a slightly taller Gary Coleman. Pass...
  10. Bobo

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    Looks close to Warrick Dunn's size, but I thought he'd weigh less just from what I remember of him. But he weighed in at 185 at the Senior Bowl. He's not what the Cowboys need, but I think he's got a chance to run the ball in the NFL, probably in a shared role like Dunn.
  11. Portland Fanatic

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    Weigh in #'s from Monday...

    Darren Sproles, Kansas St. 5056 185
  12. jterrell

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    No he's not.
    He was measured in at the Senior Bowl at just over 5'5".
  13. Nors

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    5-5 6/10 of an inch 185

    Senior Bowl on TV today Dungy said he reminded him of Dunn. They were giving him a lot of props.

    Remember Joe Morris! wasn't he 5-7 and play for BP?
  14. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    I'd take him in the 2nd day in a heartbeat. Height is completely overrated measurement in a runningback (Barry Sanders was 5'7"). Besides, he was a complete workhorse in college, carried an insane worklodad, and never suffered any injury problems.
  15. btcutter

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    Height maybe overrated but Barry Sander has very large thighs and stocky built. Sproles is going to be more fragile than Avery and we know how Parcell loves those RB. With that built, he's not going to last a whole season even if he just return punts.

    That measurement may have cost him being drafted on the first day and maybe even drafted at all.
  16. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    They had Mark Clayton of OU at 5'-9 6/10" & 187 lbs. Just a little smaller than I expected.

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