The Big Ben Gardner Thread

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by Teague31, May 10, 2014.

  1. vaturkey

    vaturkey Well-Known Member

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    Three-year starting defensive end (and shocking Combine omission) Ben Gardner, however, took full advantage of his opportunity to work out for scouts, recording a 39.5" vertical and a 10-2" broad jump - numbers that would've ranked second and tied for fifth, respectively, among defensive linemen tested in Indianapolis.

    The 6-foot-4, 262 pound Gardner also was clocked in at 6.78 seconds in the 3-cone drill and 4.83 seconds in the 40-yard dash. These explosive numbers provide quantitative evidence of the athleticism Gardner demonstrates on tape. Like Murphy, Gardner is viewed by some as a 'tweener but he's shown the grit to handle remaining on the defensive line as well as enough fluidity and instincts to operate as a linebacker.
  2. Kaiser

    Kaiser Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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  3. Woods

    Woods Well-Known Member

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    I think he weighs around 277 lbs now, so if he can get to around 285 lbs area, he could maybe play some 3 tech and some SDE.
  4. reddyuta

    reddyuta Well-Known Member

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    what is his weight now? he cant play DT at 262.
  5. texbumthelife

    texbumthelife Well-Known Member

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    Gardner has been my # pet cat for months. I am stoked. If we can steal Skov now too I will be in heaven.
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  6. DuDa

    DuDa Well-Known Member

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    he slipped because he has t-rex arms at 30 1/2!!
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  7. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    We'll that would be a god reason to move him inside I guess, I stand corrected.
  8. tm1119

    tm1119 Well-Known Member

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    He weighed in at a pretty muscular 262 at his pro day. No idea where all this 3 tech talk is coming from. He's a legit 4-3 DE
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  9. AKATheRake

    AKATheRake Well-Known Member

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    The boy can pick a mean tulip.
  10. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    He's not really slow. His 10-yard split is good and his 3-cone and vert are terrific.
  11. garrett316

    garrett316 With the Lights Out, It's Less Dangerous

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    "That's Ben Gardner's boat."
  12. Pessimist_cowboy

    Pessimist_cowboy Well-Known Member

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    he tore his pec thats why he slid.
  13. DuDa

    DuDa Well-Known Member

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    the t-rex arms certainly didn't help.
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  14. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    This is honestly my favorite pick if the draft. Dude plays STRONG.
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  15. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    I want to see him and Phil Costa fight. Head-butt on head-butt.
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  16. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Might me mine, too.
  17. Tass

    Tass Lucky Devil

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    I agree. Gardner and Martin are the only two picks I like.
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  18. DandyDon1722

    DandyDon1722 It's been a good 'un, ain't it?

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    VERY nice LOL!!!!!
  19. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

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    No secret that from the very first draft prospect post ive posted that this has been my guy. I've watched every game of his and he isnt the guy who is going to give you headaches or the guy who is quick to leave the facility once practice is over. Guy is a worker puts in the time to get it done. He wasnt highly recruited coming out of arizona. Hard work got him to where he was before that injury.

    Who did Dallas get? They quite possibly drafted Ratliff talent 2.0. Without the headache.

    They asked him where does he expect to play. He said he's expecting to be a outside force at the passrush and move inside and rush from there. Whatever this team needs me to do.

    Are you ready to go with the injury? Im ready to, ill be ready to go next week at minicamp.

    His size 6'4 277lbs right now.
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  20. Tass

    Tass Lucky Devil

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    Stanford has some really good guys. I like Gardner, Murphy, and Skov.

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