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ESPN - Matt Mosley Article on Robert Meachem

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by theogt, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. lkelly

    lkelly Well-Known Member

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    The only concern I have is his bowl game. He was a complete non-factor. Consider that the Vols were down a WR due to a suspension and there was even more reason for him to step up.

    4 catches, 33 yards, long of 12.

    Not that you should judge a player by one game, but you would hope he would shine brightest at the end.

    Anyone have some season highlights for the guy?
  2. dbair1967

    dbair1967 Arch Defender

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    people keep saying that, yet everytime I saw USC playing there Jarrett was making long gainers...and he is a TD machine

    everyone needs to let go of the ridiculous "Jarrett is Mike Williams part II" idiocy...

    David
  3. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    It is now official. I love this kid and since I can't have Laron Landry as I have hoped for 2 years I will shift my hope here. Robert Meacham at #22 has been something I've been talking about for a few weeks. Now I am sold on it completely.
  4. Big Dakota

    Big Dakota New Member

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    I gotta love him, he grew up a lot like i did. No better life than growing up roping and riding. I really want this kid now. GREAT POST thanks!!!:bow:
  5. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    You come from a rodeo background BD, or ranching? I come from both. Grew up on a cattle ranch and my dad and uncle were both bull riders. I have a brother that did some too. He rodeoed with the Carillo brothers out of Las Cruces, NM for a while.
  6. marchetta

    marchetta Well-Known Member

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    Robert Meacham WR Tennessee

    STRENGTHS
    Robert has good size, strength and speed for his position. He has great hands, will go after the ball in the air and fight for it. Robert shows decent quickness to go along with his speed and runs fine routes. He reminds me a lot of Rod Smith (WR Denver Broncos). He has that same type of quiet efficiency, mental strength and dependability to his game. Robert is a franchise WR. He is a WR you can build your passing game around. He has the speed to get deep, the size and strength to avoid being knocked off his route, the brains to adjust his route on the fly, the soft hands to catch the ball, the quickness in and out of his breaks and the “leadership by example” qualities that you look for in a franchise WR. He is a worker with talent just like Rod Smith was.

    NEEDS TO IMPROVE
    More than anything else, Robert needs to build confidence in himself and his game on the field. This will come with repetitions and experience and should not be a big problem.

    TALENT BOARD ROUND: 1
    Robert is a hard worker and every time I saw him play this year, he improved from the game before. He improved doing the little things. He started to get lower when blocking, he was quicker off the line, he ran his routes with just a little bit more precision than the game before and he did all of this in spite of the QB position that was erratic to say the least. Robert is a franchise WR because of his talent and work ethic on the field. He is the only WR in this draft that improved from game to game and still is learning; I don’t believe he’s in for a shock at the next level. If Robert works out well at the combine, you are going to see some teams rate him above Calvin Johnson because, even though he is still learning the position, his game is more mature at this stage than Calvin’s is and he has as much athletic ability to impact as Calvin does. Personally, for me, Calvin and Robert will be in my top ten picks of this draft -- that’s how good their potential is to impact at the next level. I don’t know at what pick in this draft Robert will be drafted, but I do know this: this draft class has overall excellent talent, but a host of players coming out with character and work ethic issues. This is not the case for Robert.

    - Drew Boylhart (thehuddlereport.com)
  7. Big Dakota

    Big Dakota New Member

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    Both. We have a 40K acre cattle ranch in northern SD along the missouri on the standing rock reservation. My grandfather was a stock contractor and raised bucking horses, bulls, and paint horses. My dad and uncle had the cows. I grew up going to rodeos and most of my family are or were either roughstock cowboys or ropers and bulldoggers. I learned pretty quickly that bulls weren't for me and i stuck to the timed events. We have a lot of good cowboys up here. When you look at the NFR nowadays, half the guys are from SD;) I know there are a ton of great ropers out your way and lots of cash to be made. Amazing how big roping has gotten.
  8. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    NFL Draft Scout:

    Positives: Rangy athlete with good arm and leg length and a frame that is built for speed...Has a tight abdomen and waist with good calf and thigh thickness...Has great size and initial explosion for this position, showing the flexibility to get in and out of his cuts instantly in attempts to separate...His speed and arm extension are his best qualities, but his leg strength is evident by the way he generates RAC...Shows the change of direction agility to go along with his speed to be a breakaway threat with the ball in his hands...Has very good field awareness to settle in the zone's soft spot and can adjust to situations in attempts to make the play...Can out-distance himself from the crowd or press with his strength and quickness...Gets off the snap cleanly and uses his hands with force to prevent from being rerouted...Can threaten the deep secondary immediately, especially vs. off coverage and has no problems getting a clean release vs. the jam...Has the breakaway speed and loose hips to separate and elude...Physical type with the ability to maintain his stride through his route progression...Hard to knock off his patterns and shows smooth body adjustments to catch the ball in stride...Because of his size, you would expect Meachem to look lanky in his routes, but he has the short pitter-patter steps and burst to look effortless through route progression...Has the balance and feet, along with explosive acceleration and excellent body control out of his cuts to gain valid yardage after the catch...Has the ability to leverage, plant and cut...Very good at staying in stride after the catch and is very effective at making the tough grabs outside the frame, whether the pass is high, low or behind...Gets very good lift and rise going for the jump balls and shows good ball adjustment skills and balance to make the tough grabs and keep his feet in bounds when working along the sidelines.

    Negatives: Needs to improve his slide in the open zone, as he will sometimes get too narrow when accelerating out of transition cuts...You hope he would get more deep ball opportunities than he has, but he demonstrates excellent hand/eye coordination...Will misjudge the ball occasionally, but has the skills to adjust to the ball when working underneath...Showed some inconsistency tracking the ball in flight during the 2006 Georgia game in the first half, but rectified it to come up with five big plays in second half action...Physical blocker when working in-line, but needs to get lower in his pads in attempts to sustain...Demonstrates good effort and a strong hand punch to jolt, but when he gets high in his pads, he can be pushed back into the pocket.
  9. rw54

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    I'm a UT Vol fan so I'm biased but I love RM. I would love to see him on the Cowboys. The Vols really used him alot early and Fulmer mentioned that they needed to give him rest or he wouldn't last the season. They didn't and he seemed to have some problems with muscle strains and muscle fatigue late last year. It cost him some explosiveness late in the year. He is a great kid and enormously talented. He really hasn't stratched the surface of his talent yet. He really is like a runningback when he gets the ball and he is healthy. His hands are great and he can turn short passes into long gains. If he is there (I don't think he will be) Dallas should take him. He doesn't look like he is going very fast but he is always pulling away. He is what you look for in a WR.
  10. AmishCowboy

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

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    The only drawback I have is a read a article in PFW's Draft guide warning against guys who have only done it for 1 year vs guys like Bowe who have done it over 3, the Article has a whole list of people drafted based on 1 year and a list of guys who preformed for 2 or 3 years. That's my only caution.
  11. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Meachem would make a great pick at 22. We need to prepare ourselves for life after Glenn and TO. Draft picks are cheaper than free agents. The last impact WR we drafted was almost 20 years ago. The last few years it's been one hired gun after another. Wasted picks spent on flawed WR's that fall to us like A Bryant and just that - wasted picks.
  12. rw54

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    I think if David Cutcliffe had been there all three years his production would have been enormous. As it was he was the Vols leading receiver all three years. His sophmore year, he was victim to the worst QBing in the history of college football. To say it was atrocious is an understatement. He had almost 500 yards as a freshman, with two true freshman throwing to him. He is legit good and I normally don't like the Vols and Cowboys to mix. I don't want to turn on one of my Vols if they stink it up as a Cowboy.
  13. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    I met Roy Cooper when I was a kid and I thought he was a God. I was a heeler. Not very good though. Had a lot of fun with it. Too big to be a bull rider like the rest of my family. :D Tried it a few times though. Insane sport.

    Have you ever gone to the All Tribes rodeo? Some of the best I've ever seen.
  14. Achozen

    Achozen Sounds From The Lair

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    Wow, I didn't really know much about him before reading this article but, now I really want this kid.

    Come on boys, make it happen!
  15. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    So what exactly about this article made you want him all of the sudden?
  16. Big Dakota

    Big Dakota New Member

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    Ya, great all indian rodeos.

    I rode steers and 2 yr old bulls till i was 13 and one rolled over on me and broke my nose. My mom said no more, but i didn't want anymore myself. I was a header and a dogger. My cousin was a PRCA bronc rider for years and i traveled with him some after HS(just to watch and party). We ran into old "Super Looper" many times. Nice guy, but i've seen him messed up a couple times and he was pretty crude. Got to know many, many PRCA guys over the years. Many of the old greats as well. I don't talk about it on these forums because i don't care for the "i met this Cowboy" threads, but i did attend a rodeo school back in 1984 and it was run by Gary Leffew the old bullrider. I was an aspiring bulldogger at the time(highschool) and guess who Gary had teaching the dogging? Walt Garrison!!!! I got to spend 3 days learnig from Walt. What a great human being, as was Gary. My all time favorite guy i got to hang with(and pary a LOT) was Miles Hare. One crazy, fun SOB.
  17. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    I too got to meet some of the rodeo heroes. Best story I have is that one time Larry Mahan stayed at our house in Las Cruces, NM and stole my dad's bullrope. As a gag.

    My uncle made Ty Murray's bullrope.

    I'd love to meet Walt Garrison. If you ever want to read a good book on rodeos try Baxter Black's Hey Cowboy, Wanna Get Lucky. Hilarious.
  18. 5mics

    5mics Next Year's Champions

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    Excellent point; no one has even brought up this tidbit.....
  19. Achozen

    Achozen Sounds From The Lair

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    Defiantly the part about him dunking on that scumbag LeBron.

    :bow:
  20. 5mics

    5mics Next Year's Champions

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    So you would want a player because of a great story someone had written about him?!:confused:

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