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ESPN Dallas: LSU receiver to visit Valley Ranch

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    By Calvin Watkins

    ORLANDO -- Stephen Jones won't confirm which college prospects will visit Valley Ranch, but LSU wide receiver Brandon LaFell said he will come for a talk on March 31.

    LaFell, from Houston, ranks second in school history with 25 touchdown catches, including 19 in his final two seasons.

    But LaFell has some issues.

    He ran a slow 40 at the combine, 4.60 but regrouped at LSU's Pro Day with a 4.56 and a 4.54. LaFell said he strained his hamstring a week before the Pro Day, but didn't let that stop him from running in it.

    He also had a bad hammy at the combine.

    "It's been very, very long and it took a while to get here, but its been smooth so far," LeFell said. "I tried to do everything I could at the combine. The combined didn't go well for me, after the combine was over I came back home and worked harder for my pro day. I strained my hamstring a week before pro day and it didn’t stop me from going to pro day."

    LeFell, who is 6-2 1/2, 211 pounds, was criticized for dropping some passes in his career, but did a good job at the combine in solving that problem.

    "I hope I showed everybody I can catch the ball," he said. "That's been the biggest thing teams have asked me about and at the combine I showed everybody something."

    We're not sure who the Cowboys will draft in the first round, but its obvious they're looking at quite a few wide receivers. Dez Bryant is scheduled to visit the complex on April 1.

    Playing for the Cowboys is a dream for LaFell, because growing up in Houston he was a Dallas Cowboys fan, not a Houston Oilers fan.

    "The Oilers weren't that good," LaFell said. "Growing up the Oilers moved, so I had to root for the Cowboys because they were always winning. It would be a dream of mine to play for them because I know I can help those guys."

    Offensive coordinator Jason Garrett and wide receivers coach Ray Sherman has spent some time with LaFell at the combine.
  2. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Lafell in the 2nd would be a nice get.
  3. jswalker1981

    jswalker1981 Fact > Your Opinion

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    Bandwagon fan. :D
  4. SDogo

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

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    For sure
  5. CanuckCowboysFan

    CanuckCowboysFan Benched

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    yep considering some had him going as high as 21 a couple says before the combine.
  6. Rampage

    Rampage Benched

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    stay away from LSU players
  7. SDogo

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

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    I just question how serious Dallas is about any WR that does not offer something in the return game.
  8. ThreeSportStar80

    ThreeSportStar80 Benched

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    Hmmm I kinda like Lafell but in the 2nd round? I dunno....
  9. CanuckCowboysFan

    CanuckCowboysFan Benched

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    couple of the names linked to them do. Benn and Bryant. Doesn't C. Mitchell have some experience to?
  10. SLATEmosphere

    SLATEmosphere Benched

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    Lafell in the 2nd?

    Um, no.

    He offers nothing to the return game and he's #4 on the depth chart at best for a few years.
  11. casmith07

    casmith07 I'm the best poster in the game!

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    Look at the experts come out of the woodwork.
  12. SDogo

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

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    I have always been here:D
  13. casmith07

    casmith07 I'm the best poster in the game!

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    I respect your opinion - it's generally sound and full of common sense. :D
  14. SLATEmosphere

    SLATEmosphere Benched

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    Well thank you.

    Didn't think you thought of me in that light.

    I'm flattered.
  15. Gzus

    Gzus Romosexual

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    Agreed, last time we took a LSU WR we got Skyler Green who did nothing up until when he got cut.
  16. Hailmary

    Hailmary Active Member

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    So what are you trying to tell us, that you have a chronically bad hammy?

    This is a pretty poor WR class and unless Tate's available w/ our second pick, I'd stay away from drafting one in the first 3 rounds.
  17. Chris in Arizona

    Chris in Arizona I am Death

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    Yuck. Much rather wait a few rounds and take our chances on a player like David Gettis of Baylor.
  18. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    This guy has fallen a long way. Wasnt he a projected top 10 pick before the season.
  19. Everlastingxxx

    Everlastingxxx All Star

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    Slow and can’t catch. Just what we need. :rolleyes:
  20. Cover 2

    Cover 2 Pessimists Unite!!!

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    Yep, we don't need more receivers like that. One is enough.

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