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Rather have Roberts that Tate

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by UnoDallas, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. UnoDallas

    UnoDallas Benched

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    Andre Roberts, The Citadel
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 195.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.44.
    Combine 40 Time: 4.46.

    Strengths:
    Highly productive and consistent
    Sneaky athletic
    Has an intriguing second gear in open field
    Savvy route runner
    Understands how to set up corners
    Simply doesn't drop the football - period
    Very good sideline awareness
    Nice footwork
    Changes speeds, uses head fakes, dips hips - does the little things as a receiver
    Comes back to the football and presents a window
    Very competitive and fearless
    Great Y.A.C. receiver
    Love his hand-eye coordination
    Terrific intangibles
    Highly underrated skill set

    [youtube]An5rP_BiEdg[/youtube]
  2. CanuckCowboysFan

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    LMFAO, I'm not even going to say anything
  3. UnoDallas

    UnoDallas Benched

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    go ahead you know your dieng to spew something

    cause we would not have to reach for Roberts

    Roberts will be better fit for the Cowboys

    not going to bother me - my mind is made up already
  4. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    how many plays did he make and against who?
  5. Gaede

    Gaede Well-Known Member

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    Tate's my favourite player in the draft and Roberts is my second...I don't think we're gonna have a chance at Tate, but Roberts we can pick up anywhere from the 2nd to 3rd.

    He fits what we're looking for; really quick, shifty guy, great moves and a returner as well. He's a great prospect; only thing about him negative is the competition--but you can see from the tape that he's athetlic enough to play in the NFL, so it's just a matter of his route running (which, actually, was widely praised at the senior bowl).
  6. Eskimo

    Eskimo Well-Known Member

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    He isn't very big and not a blazer for his size and played at a low level of competition.

    I do like his hands as he catches the ball very cleanly and shows good ability to adjust to the ball in-flight. I like his ability to maintain concentration over the middle and in traffic. He also looks like he is a good return man.

    I think he'd have to be a consideration in the 3rd round if he is still on the board. He seems to be a faster version of Crayton.
  7. casmith07

    casmith07 I'm the best poster in the game!

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    I like what I see in the video. One thing you know about this guy coming out of the Citadel is that you'd have no character issues whatsoever.

    How many plays did DeMarcus Ware make and against who?

    How many plays did Jay Ratliff make and against who?

    How many plays did Miles Austin make and against who?

    How many plays did Patrick Crayton make and against who?

    How many plays did Tony Romo make and against who?

    How many plays did Mike Jenkins make and against who?
  8. ThreeSportStar80

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    GREAT value pick, I'd be happy to take him in the 3rd round.
  9. CowboyFan74

    CowboyFan74 Cowboys Analyst

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    Starting to peak my interest, especially if he can be our return guy...
  10. jswalker1981

    jswalker1981 Fact > Your Opinion

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    :bow:
  11. gmoney112

    gmoney112 Well-Known Member

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    I would not mind him at all in a later round. Didn't he tear up the Senior Bowl workouts?
  12. UnoDallas

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    the Senior bowl

    Andre Roberts, WR, The Citadel
    WOW. I hadn't seen any of Roberts all year, but he destroyed Mobile. He showed crisp route running and solid athleticism, and he rarely dropped passes. The jump in competition didn't faze him and his stock is soaring. I think he is a likely third-round pick now. He doesn't have a high upside, but Roberts might be a solid No. 2 receiver in the league.

    Andre Roberts excelled in today’s practice as well. The word is tossed around a lot this week, but Roberts really is a very fluid athlete. He has nice speed and runs precise routes

    Andre Roberts should have probably received more praise earlier in the week. Roberts may be the best route runner here on either team and has been as consistent as anyone else. He hasn’t made too many explosive plays, but has left some top cornerbacks here looking foolish while he makes grabs with ease. I’ve heard comparisons to Derrick Mason and Steve Smith (NYG), both which I like very much
  13. UnoDallas

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    thats what I use him for first couple years an work him in on a few at WR - Crayton's spot

    12/27/2007: Signed a four-year, $14 million contract extension through 2011

    Crayton is gome in 2012
  14. UnoDallas

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    he the same size as Tate

    Golden Tate, Notre Dame
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 202.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.41.
    Combine 40 Time: 4.36.

    Andre Roberts, The Citadel
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 195.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.44.
    Combine 40 Time: 4.46.
    Vertical: . Broad: 10-0.
    Projected Round (2010): 3-4


    the third round is where I have him
  15. ThreeSportStar80

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    I also like the punt return value he brings to the table... Hopefully Dallas has him on their draft board.
  16. gmoney112

    gmoney112 Well-Known Member

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    This is exactly what I was thinking. Future slot/punt returner. Groom him for 2 years and let him play. He has the tools. If Roy doesn't work out and Ogletree steps up, we'd have Miles/Ogletree/Roberts. That's a lot of speed on the field, and they all can use it to get seperation. That's a great WR combo if Roberts translates to the NFL well, which I think he will.
  17. Bob Sacamano

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    I see no reason why Roberts couldn't line up outside in the future

    5'11" is plenty tall enough. Heck DeSean Jackson lines up outside at the same height.
  18. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    I'd prefer Tate because I think he's a special player with his speed and ability to break tackles at his size. He would allow us to put another player on the field who can really stretch the field as the slot receiver.

    However, I have no problems taking Roberts or Central Michigan's Antonio Brown (who I really like) if we either can't get Tate or a better player falls to us in the first round.

    I don't think No. 27 is a reach for Tate, though, so if Iupati or Thomas isn't there, I'd probably take him (depending on who else is available, of course).
  19. CanuckCowboysFan

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    no kidding, what is it with everyones obsession with putting everyone in the slot. All these guys are capable of playing out wide.
  20. gmoney112

    gmoney112 Well-Known Member

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    Because Miles and Roy/Ogletree are the #1, #2 receivers. Will Edwards beat them out? Probably not.

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