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This guy could be good for Dallas

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by nathanlt, Feb 5, 2006.

  1. nathanlt

    nathanlt Well-Known Member

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    If Dallas trades down, they could add a guy like this.

    A solid mid round prospect, Hank Baskett, WR from New Mexico.

    He seems to be a possession reciever that could eventually replace Keyshawn in every way... except for the attitude.

    Strengths: Is a big, physical WR prospect. Has good size and impressively built. Is aggressive and knows how to use his body to his advantage. Will overpower smaller DB's at the LOS when working vs. press coverage. He is a huge target and will shields defenders on intermediate routes. Possesses outstanding leaping ability and is a huge mismatch on jump balls. Has great potential as a matchup problem in the red zone in the NFL. He is aggressive and strong in traffic. His hands are big and soft. Shows the ability to pluck on the run and make the tough catch in traffic. Will make the acrobatic catch and keep his feet in along the sideline. He runs hard after the catch and will break some tackles. Has great size, toughness, technique and strength as a run blocker. Is competitive and tough. Coaches rave about his intangibles, especially his leadership, character and work ethic.

    Weaknesses: Possesses below average speed. Lacks quick-twitch athleticism and initial burst. Will take too long to get to top-speed. Can he consistently separate versus NFL DB's like he has versus MWC DB's during his collegiate career? He is not overly elusive and won't make many defenders miss after the catch.

    Overall: Baskett was a state champion high-jumper in high school and he also is a member of the New Mexico track team. He won the high jump competition at the 2004 MWC outdoor meet. Baskett redshirted for the football team in 2001. He missed the first seven games in 2002 due to a spinal concussion suffered in fall camp. He wound up playing the final seven games of that season and finished with two receptions for 21 yards, both of which were for touchdowns. As a sophomore in 2003, Baskett played in all 13 games and finished with 17 catches for 288 yards and three TD's. As a junior in 2004, he started all 12 games and finished with 54 catches for 908 yards and three touchdowns. Baskett has had his most productive season as a senior in 2005. Baskett is a big, athletic and physical receiver with impressive leaping ability and hands. His lack of blazing speed limits his NFL potential and there are some questions regarding his ability to consistently separate in the NFL after playing against mid-major competition on the collegiate level. However, Baskett helped his cause with one of the best performances of his career coming as a senior at Missouri (10-209-3). Baskett would help his cause by turning in an impressive all-star game performance in order to ease level-of-competition doubts, and he also would be greatly aided by running well (in the low 4.5's) during post-season workouts. If so, Baskett could warrant late-first round attention. As it stands right now, we grade Baskett out as a mid-to-late second round prospect in the 2006 class.
  2. Hiero

    Hiero New Member

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    we already have this guy his name is Patrick Crayton. What we could use is a speed guy to replace Terry Glenn.
  3. nathanlt

    nathanlt Well-Known Member

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    I think we need a speed guy as well, no doubt!
  4. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    Baskett bombed in Senior Bowl workouts, and didn't impress much in the game, the Combine is his only hope, so he could be had on the 2nd day IMO
  5. Qwickdraw

    Qwickdraw Benched

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    Yea...
    he wasn't very impressive in the Senior Bowl or the practices at all.


    Marques Colston is a much better option.
  6. Natedawg44

    Natedawg44 Active Member

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    Most reports said he looked overmatched

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