Louis Riddick: Senior Bowl Observations

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    Louis Riddick ‏@LRiddickESPN 2h
    Sitting here in Mobile/AL waiting for the weigh-in to begin for the Reese's Senior Bowl.
    Within NFL organizations, this is the point where many other people get involved in the college scouting process in a significant way... ....which is not necessarily a good thing.

    If you want long, rangy CB's in the mold of Sherman, Maxwell, Thurmond, etc., this is the draft to find one AND develop one. ...and I strongly emphasize "develop", because that is where teams like the Seahawks are pulling away from the rest of the league.

    The comfort that the objective data, the numbers, provides in the scouting process is something that can't be allowed to "take over" now.

    As the prospects for the 2014 draft begin to get weighed, measured, interviewed, etc, CONTEXT must be emphasized. Amazed at how quickly......that seems to be forgotten.

    Watching those kids walk across the stage this morning at weigh-in, I can tell you..football will be played "above the rim" more and more.
    The days of the sub-5'10" CB are over.
     
  2. reddyuta

    reddyuta Well-Known Member

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    I agree with Riddick,how many times have our Lilliput CBs failed to make the play because they were too short.
     
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  3. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    I totally agree. Thhe Cowboys should try to add big, tall DBs. I didn't really understand the Webb pick from last year. If they're going to spend time developing a CB, it would be better to do it with a bigger player.
     
  4. Leadbelly

    Leadbelly Well-Known Member

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    Especially if the refs are going to allow Seahawks-level muggings all game. Stanley Jean-Baptiste of Nebraska is one of my favorites at CB (or FS).

    That said, I think the slot corner is going to still put a premium on quickness over size/speed. I would guess that was the thinking with Webb.
     
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  5. CowboysYanksLakers

    CowboysYanksLakers Well-Known Member

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    I've always been a proponent of bigger CB's.
     
  6. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

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    Yeah i like the Roberson kid from florida. He plays high and plays man and zone. Good change of direction too.
     
  7. Yakuza Rich

    Yakuza Rich Well-Known Member

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    I've been saying this for the last 2 years.

    That and safeties are more important than corners. More responsibility, asked to do more things, less expensive, etc.






    YR
     
  8. AsthmaField

    AsthmaField Outta bounds

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    As long as there are slot receivers like Welker, Beasley, Woodhead, etc. then there will be a place for a 5'10" corner like Webb.

    Still, the NFL is trending towards taller WR's and Corners, for sure.
     
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  9. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

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    Stanley Jean Baptiste
     
  10. Marktui

    Marktui Active Member

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    Don't care about size, as long as they can cover and stay healthy is all I want.
     
  11. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    Receivers are getting taller and bigger. You're going to have to get some taller and hopefully bigger DBs. Been saying this. And they have to tackle well including coming up and supporting the run.
     
  12. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    Agree that you need tall guys...

    But give me a 5' 10" guy with ball skills over a 6'3" guy who is lost when the ball is in the air every time.
     
  13. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    Webb was drafted as a nickel corner. Not a bad pick at all where he was selected.

    He won't be Sherman but who is.
     

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