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  1. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    Michael Hawkins # prospect in 2005 NFL Draft.
    Michael Hawkins NFL Draft BioMichael Hawkins NFL Draft Bio

    Michael Hawkins a 6-1 ", 175 lbs, Corner Back who was an NCAA college standout for Oklahoma in 2005. Michael Hawkins who would grow up in his hometown of Carrollton, TX showed inklings of the enormous potential he possesses at an early age. Family, friends, college and NFL scouts alike felt that he would become an NCAA college football standout player and maybe even turn that into a quality NFL career. Michael Hawkins has demonstrated enough skill to be a top rated NFL prospect and we look forward to seeing great things from him in the future!
  2. cowboyjoe

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    Two Intriguing Prospects


    Charlton Keith By TheOBR.com

    Posted Oct 26, 2006


    Michael Hawkins and Charlton Keith, the Browns new roster additions, are more than just roster filler - both have upside. Here is more on the two new players, who have followed very different routes to the NFL.


    Lost amidst the reporting of the dismissal of Maurice Carthon and the injury to Gary Baxter has been two acquisitions by the Browns in recent days.

    To replace Baxter, the Browns grabbed DB Michael Hawkins, a former fifth-round draft pick by the Packers who has taken an unusual route to the NFL. His story might remind some Browns fans of one-time local fascination RB Ben Gay.

    A player with amazing natural ability, Hawkins had dealt with an incredibly difficult childhood before finding an environment where he could turn his life around.

    Hawkins discusses his youth in a 2002 interview with SoonersIllustrated.com (available for OBR subscribers) conducted when he was a freshman in 2002.

    Once able to compete in organized sports, Hawkins quickly emerged as one of the top high school defensive back prospects in the country, and was named to a number of Top 10 recruiting lists.

    In 2002, Hawkins played a handful of games in college football as a true freshman defensive back for Oklahoma. He made a quick impression by making an interception and returning it 45 yards for a touchdown against UTEP in October 2002.

    Part of the way through the season, Hawkins was kicked off the team for unspecified disciplinary reasons and again disappeared from view.

    Through an unlikely route, an open tryout for the AFL Dallas Desperados, Hawkins began his professional football career. Quickly plucking him out of the candidates who came in off the street, the Desperados signed Hawkins began to a contract in December 2003, and the defensive back played in the AFL in 2004.

    Catching the attention of the Packers, Green Bay picked the still-raw prospect in the 2005 draft, and assumed he would soon challenge Ahmad Carroll for the starting job at cornerback. Hawkins played a number of games as the Packers nickel back, but was slowed by nagging injuries throughout the season.

    An NFL source contacted by the OBR told us that "I'm impressed the Browns picked him up, actually. He's a solid prospect with good size and above-average speed".

    The OBR had recently reported in Ask the Insiders that the Browns had worked out Hawkins on October 11th. Our complete workout list is still posted in the forum.
  3. cowboyjoe

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    Former OKLAHOMA cornerback MICHAEL HAWKINS has additional game film available through his agent, as there is a tape of the Dallas/New York (AFL) game from 2004 now available... he also had a private workout with Oakland earlier this week, running 4.34 in the 40.. 3.96 short shuttle... 6.84 three-cone... 37" vertical... and then did several 1-on-1 drills against a local area college wide receiver... please contact his agent for more information.
  4. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Pacman is dead. Long live the new Pacman!
  5. Bowltime26

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    I played opposite corner to Mike Hawkins my senior year at RL Turner, and believe it when they say this guy is talented. RAW god given talent. The guy was a bit troubled with some issues in his life, but this guy was about the fastest guy I have seen on the football field. Has all the ability to start in this league, but with all the drama in this locker room I cant see anyone being successful.
  6. cowboyjoe

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    bowltime how fast is michael, reports are 4.34 in 40
  7. Audiman

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    because 40 times mean everything on the football field...
  8. cowboyjoe

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    yes and no, but if he is a true blazer, then it means everything,

    what i have read, he has great catchup speed, if he ever got his head on right, and could follow authority, look out,

    its like jimmy johnson said when he got here in 1989, the team was slow with team speed, and jimmy built the team with speed on defense and offense

    thats how you win to me, speed on defense, some speed on offense, but power in the running game
  9. Bowltime26

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    He was running a low 4.3 in high school, who knows what he is at now
  10. Bowltime26

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    If I can pull one of his clips from my high-light film, I'll post it for you guys to see his speed...sick speed
  11. cowboyjoe

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    cool, thanks bowltime,
  12. JonJon

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    Wow who would have thought the second coming of Deion Sanders was just waiting to be signed by an NFL all this time. Something tells me he will be all forgotten about come regular season 2009.
  13. bereal5

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    I know Mike personally. He's a legit 4.2 in the 40. I don't know if there is a player with more God given talent then him. He's faster than any DB the Cowboys have right now, and he's about 195 now, and stronger than when he played for the Browns. Good pickup for the boys.
  14. cowboyjoe

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    cool bereal, you never know

    i think the main thing with this guy, he has to want to play football for the love of the game;
  15. MONT17

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    i wish more QBs had off the field issues... can Vick play corner?
  16. TwoSteppinJJ

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    Alot of people liked Joey Thomas. Anyways best of luck to the guy, maybe he makes the team.

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