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Mike Mayock's pound on the table secondary players

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by chicago JK, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. chicago JK

    chicago JK Well-Known Member

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    I was watching tuesday nights path to the draft on NFL network last night and the segment was second or third round corner backs that Mayock would fight for in a war room. I don't know if these are names for the second or third round but it was three of the names Mayock said he would fight for.

    All appear to have warts and Mayock mentioned two or three times that his scouting guys tell him short and slow don't work much in the NFL but he thought these guys can play.

    Kendric Burney- small but said was one of the better players at senior bowl
    Marcus Gilchrist- says he has both corner and safety skills
    Ahmad Black- Mentioned him being both small and slow but thought tape showed he can play.
  2. realtick

    realtick Benched

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    I wouldn't "pound the table" for any one of those guys, especially Burney and Black.

    Every year it's the same storyline: Player X, who had himself a productive college career goes to the combine and absolutely tests out horrible. They typically are short, small and slow. You then get the pundit (ex: Mayock) declaring "I don't care, they're great football players!"

    What do you do with a kid like Burney? He's 5'9" 186 lbs and runs 4.75.
  3. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    Play him.....in the arena league.
  4. casmith07

    casmith07 I'm the best poster in the game!

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    The tape doesn't lie about Ahmad Black.

    Doesn't lie about Ras-I Dowling or Rahim Moore either.

    If we can't get Peterson, I absolutely want Dowling. I think he's got the highest ceiling.
  5. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    Yeah, I see absolutely nothing wrong with taking a flier on Black from the 5th on. If nothing else I think he could be a great special teams coverage guy and great personality in the clubhouse, ala Kenny Gant. He may not be a sprinter, but he's a football player.
  6. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    In the late rounds, I actually like Gilchrist a lot.
  7. Gaede

    Gaede Well-Known Member

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    I love Gilchrist and Burney, and would really like Black as well. All football players. Burney is a playmaker and Gilchrist is a tough guy..Two things this team needs

    Some people say Mayock's specialty is DBs...
  8. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    I think Black's going to be a player in this league for a long time.
    You don't draft short and slow, but in the later rounds, he'll be a find for somebody. He's the exceptional case where he really does play faster than he times. And he sticks his nose in there.

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