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Devin Hester will go pro

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by DeWare94, Jan 2, 2006.

  1. DeWare94

    DeWare94 Member

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    and forego his senior season to help his family whose house was damaged from the hurricane.

    any takers?

    he can play multiple positions
  2. Da Hammer

    Da Hammer The Natural

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    i'd take him, that boy can fly. what rd is he projected???
  3. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    He played multiple positions in college because he couldn't find one he was good at. I wouldn't touch him until the 2nd day of the draft. He'll never be anything more than return guy in the NFL. That's essentially all he was in college.
  4. DeWare94

    DeWare94 Member

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    possibly 2nd or 3rd, thats what it says on espn.com
  5. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    I'd love him as a Dante Hall type guy who is a featured returner and slot back. 3rd round pick type guy IMHO.
  6. Da Hammer

    Da Hammer The Natural

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    We could really use a return guy, i don't think many of us wanna see Crayton or Thompson returning kicks again. they were both pretty bad
  7. CactusCowboy

    CactusCowboy Benched

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    What? I think Thompson will be a star returner, give him another year to develop, the dude is a sped demon.
  8. BigWillie

    BigWillie Well-Known Member

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    Thompson was bad returning kicks? Say what?

    I think someone has been tipping the bottle wayyyy too much.
  9. DaBoyz73

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    What we need on this team is "Playmakers" period. If we could get this player say in the third round I think it would improve our special team play. We could also use him in the slot. Playmakers are a special breed.
  10. BigWillie

    BigWillie Well-Known Member

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    Question, would you use a 3rd round pick on Randall Williams? Just because he has speed doesn't mean a thing.

    Hester couldn't start ANYWHERE on the field at Miami. At CB, he didn't have the coverage skills or even the hands. Say for WR. At RB, he didn't have the toughness or durability.

    The only thing Hester has going for him is his speed. To use a 2nd or 3rd on a guy who would be used primarily on ST isn't exactly smart, given you only have very few picks this year.
  11. Da Hammer

    Da Hammer The Natural

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    Yeah I mean one good day against the Rams made him all of a sudden a star at returning kicks :rolleyes: . He has a lot of speed but he has no moves and always goes right into the stack of defenders instead of going around them. He wasn't bad but he wasn't good either
  12. Natedawg44

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    I think you can get Skylar Green for later on in round 4 or 5 and he will be just as productive as Hester will be in the NFL. Hester will have more hype than Green which will make him go higher but I don't see a whole lot of difference in their skill sets.
  13. DaBoyz73

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    Other Written (who we drafted in the third) have we drafted recently that was worthy of a third round pick?
  14. DaBoyz73

    DaBoyz73 Member

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    According to the Cowboys website, Thompson set a club record for kickoff return yards at 1,399.
  15. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    He better learn to hold onto the ball. Otherwise all that speed will get him nothing.
  16. Murph80

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    Crayton and Thompson will be our return men next year. Crayton will be on the roster as the #4 reciever and will have to do some things on special teams. We will bring in a #1 or #2 reciever next year.
  17. Yeagermeister

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    We need new punt and kick returners. TT is just a faster Hambrick IMO. He has one move...find the biggest pile of tacklers and run straight for them. Crayton will be a good wr but is not a good punt returner.
  18. AmishCowboy

    AmishCowboy if you ain't first, you're last

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    Maybe if Hester is there in the 4th round, then I'll take a chance, but he's not worth a higher selection.
  19. DaBoyz73

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    We don't have a fourth round selection this year.
  20. BigWillie

    BigWillie Well-Known Member

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    So now since we haven't had luck drafting in the 3rd round, we should waste this pick as well? :lmao:

    Also to say that Thompson was a bad returner or to even replace him is laughable.

    Thompson was 10th in the entire NFL in kickoff returns. Thompson has 3-4 people ahead of him in average who barely had half the amount of returns he did.

    Thompson was 4th in the NFC in KO returns. He had 57 returns compared to the people ahead of him who had 24, 35 and 47 respectfully.

    To be honest, I don't need a game breaker returning kicks. If a kick returner can get me out beyond the 30 yard line consistently (which Thompson seemingly does time after time) he could do the electric slide if he wants as long as he gets there.

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