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ESPN breakdown of F Jones. He fits here.

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by Holloway805, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    Hes not a finished product though.

    I dont care how well these guys run jump and swim coming out of college.

    I care about how they produced.

    This kid produced big, with limited carries, in the best defensive conference in the country.

    He has a high ceiling and just because he benches 225 8 times today doesnt mean he will be doing that this time next year or a year after.

    To me this just shows he has a lot more room to grow and has the skills to do it.

    Plus if he can bench 225 8 times hes benching around 300 for his total max.
  2. masomenos

    masomenos Less is more

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    Marion Barber ran a 4.53 at the combine and a 4.49 at his Pro Day. Yesterday Felix Jones ran a 4.47. Since 1999 there hasn't been a single RB drafted who has been noteworthy in any way who benched fewer than 15 reps at the combine. The only two names people will recognize are Michael Bennett and Reuben Droughns.
  3. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    Did Kevin Smith, RB, Central Florida (?) participate in the Combine? :confused:

    I think the Cowboys should go running back in the first. I doubt Rice, Charles or Johnson will be there in the second round when the Cowboys pick. Remember, the wide receiver position last year, which was deep but didn't last until the end of the second round.
  4. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    Yes and I believe he had a very nice combine.
  5. DBoys

    DBoys New Member

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    I am on the Ray Rice bandwagon as well
  6. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    I like Felix Jones, but there are several RBs I would draft way before him.
  7. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    Im with you as well.

    You wont see me shedding tears if we draft him though.

    I just dont think his NFL career has been written because he only did 8 reps at the combine.
  8. ejthedj

    ejthedj Well-Known Member

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    No, BUST is written all over this guy. When you watch him play, he always bounces it outside. He never runs between the tackles. Why? Well, if you can only do 8 reps, I'd be scared too.

    Plus, He only ran a 4.4--That's not that fast. Mendenhall was faster. I think his college output was inflated because people let up when McFadden went out.

    So far, I want no part of this guy
  9. ejthedj

    ejthedj Well-Known Member

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    Dude, the film shows that he ALWAYS bounces it outside! The film scares me about him. Plus, Hambrick looked great as Emmitt's backup. I think defenses let up when the stars leave the field.

    Not only was his workout unimpressive, so is the film
  10. Angus

    Angus Active Member

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    Where did the "8 reps" information come from? I've not seen it in any official or semi-official posting. Most indicate that he did not lift. Anybody got a link?

    :confused:
  11. masomenos

    masomenos Less is more

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    I don't have a link handy, but it is true.
  12. zeromaster

    zeromaster New Member

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  13. Angus

    Angus Active Member

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    A lot of high jinks occur and misinformation gets circulated prior to the draft. If somebody wanted to ruin a running back's reputation, there might be no better way to do it.

    If there is no link, is there a radio or TV report that can be checked?

    :star:
  14. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    Its been posted and his agent has not squawked about it so odds are very high that it is indeed true that he only did 8 reps.

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