Sleeper FS

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by The Realist, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. The Realist

    The Realist Well-Known Member

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    Neiko Thorpe - Auburn 6-1/198, 4.40 speed, 36 inch vert. 102 tackles, 3 picks and 6 PBU's this year. 7 picks, 26 PBU's in his career. 3 year starter with time time at FS and CB.

    Late round-UDFA guy.
  2. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    From his pro day:

    Height:*6012
    Weight:*198
    40 Yrd Dash:*4.39
    20 Yrd Dash:*2.56
    10 Yrd Dash:*1.55
    Vertical Jump:*38
    Broad Jump:*11'05"
    20 Yrd Shuttle:*4.22
    3-Cone Drill:*7.13

    If you get a chance at a guy with his athleticism and that much playing time in the 6th or 7th, you jump all over that.
  3. AMERICAS_FAN

    AMERICAS_FAN Active Member

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    AoA was a sleeper. Problem is he's still sleeping.
  4. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    “I can play corner, safety, nickel. I talked to a lot of teams, and I told them I play a lot of special teams,” Thorpe said.

    This guys agent told him the right thing to say. It's odd that he's so overlooked.
  5. The Realist

    The Realist Well-Known Member

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    You would think with those measurables and a 3 year starter in the SEC he would be automatic invite to the combine. Not like he didn't put up any numbers either. 100+ tackles.

    I take him in 6 no problem.
  6. Yuma Cactus

    Yuma Cactus Active Member

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    AoA was a small school and he didn't really play a position, he just kinda freelanced and his athletism let him make plays against inferior competition. Playing for Auburn is some pretty stiff competition. Not knocking AoA, I thought he was worth a shot.
  7. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    AOA started 2 games and played all but 1 snap of another AFTER he was released by the Boys. Any chance that Poodle (Campo) was his problem?
  8. skinsscalper

    skinsscalper Well-Known Member

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    Soooo, the guy has started three games in his career and Campo was his problem? Sound logic.
  9. rickster14

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    As an Auburn fan, I am a bit biased about Thorpe. He could turn out to be a decent S. He does need to get stronger, but he has the speed, tackling ability, and cover skills to stick.

    Thorpe started for 2 or 3 seasons at CB and was then moved to S for his Sr. year. I beleive he was AU's defensive MVP last season. I would have no problem using a 7th on him or signing him as an UDFA.
  10. CowboyFan74

    CowboyFan74 Cowboys Analyst

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    Any relation to Jim?
  11. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    He sounds like he could be the Alan Ball type for the next 3-4 seasons (i.e., a swing corner/safety with speed and agility to play both positions if need be). I think those spots on the roster need to go to younger guys potential rather than guys, like Alan Ball, who we know suck even though they have the starting experience.

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