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WR Workout Numbers

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  1. sjordan6

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    Combine Workouts: The Wide Outs [IMG] [IMG]

    By TFY Draft Preview

    Posted Feb 25, 2007

    Several outstanding workouts were turned in today by many of the forty-nine wide outs on hand at the Senior Bowl. Here's a breakdown of what happened with hand-times for both forties.

    Aundrae Allison/East Carolina: Caught the ball well making several tough over the shoulder grabs yet did not do a good job running routes as he tended to round his breaks.
    David Ball/New Hampshire: Inconsistent in the early going then turned it on at the end and caught everything in site. Was very slow out of his breaks.
    Reggie Ball/Georgia Tech: Improved as the session proceeded but dropped a lot of passes early on and practiced as slow as he ran.
    Dwayne Bowe/LSU: Displayed very sure and strong hands. Extended to make the reception away from his frame, offering the passer a great target and was very natural catching the ball. Consistently snatched the pass from the air.
    Steve Breaston/Michigan: Capitalized on a terrific running workout by catching the ball well. Moved into the first day.

    Aaron Fairooz/Central Arkansas: Ran very slow in practice. Seemed all over the place and struggled to make the catch downfield at full speed.

    Yamon Figures/Kansas State: Quietly had one of the better performances. Ran fast, ran terrific routes and at one point was out running the throws from many of the quarterbacks. Easily made the deep reception at full speed.

    Joel Filani/Texas Tech: Overall did a nice job. Caught the deep pass well and ran solid routes.

    Anthony Gonzalez/Ohio State: Tremendous workout. After some fast forties Gonzalez settled down and caught everything thrown in his direction. Running very sharp routes he made some tremendous receptions. At one point he was cutting the line of receiver to take extra reps with the passers.
    Jason Hill/Washington State: After shocking everyone with super fast times in the forty, Hill caught the ball well.
    James Jones/San Jose State: Generally seemed very aware and did a good job consistently making the reception away from his frame.
    Mike Mason/Tennessee State: Practiced as fast as he ran his forties. Showed some sharpness running routes but did not display soft hands.
    Syvelle Newton/South Carolina: For a player that has switched to numerous positions, Newton looked very natural catching the ball. He caught the deep pass well and consistently made the reception away from his frame. His route running needs a lot of work.
    Sidney Rice/South Carolina: Ran hard and practiced fast. Caught the ball cleanly snatching the ball from the air. Did not display a second gear on the deep receptions.
    Laurent Robinson/Illinois State: Practiced fast showing good hands. Offers the quarterback a nice target and adjusted well to the pass.
    Ryne Robinson/Miami-Oh: Practiced faster then he timed in the forty. Ran some very sharp routes.
    Steve Smith/USC: When all is said and done, Smith probably helped himself more than any other receiver. He ran good routes, showed hands of glue and practiced as fast as he ran during the forty.

    Bold -Projected 1st round or 4.3 forty time

    Name School HT WT 40-1 40-2
    Dwayne Bowe LSU DNR DNR
    Yamon FigursKansas State51121744.294.28









    NameSchoolHtWt40-140-2Aundrae AllisonEast Carolina60081924.444.41Dallas BakerFlorida60312084.694.62Reggie BallGeorgia Tech51052034.804.68David BallNew Hampshire6007196DNRDNRDwayne BoweLSU60222214.544.46Steve BreastonMichigan60031934.444.43David ClowneyVirginia Tech60021884.384.37Jemalle CorneliusFlorida51061844.504.54Chris DavisFlorida State51021814.534.50Craig DavisLSU60132074.44INJAaron FairoozCentral Arkansas60562094.564.53Yamon FigursKansas State51121744.294.28Joel FilaniTexas Tech60212114.504.54Ted Ginn Jr.Ohio State5112178DNRDNRAnthony GonzalezOhio State60001934.334.38Jarrett HicksTexas Tech60272104.664.65Johnnie Lee HigginsUTEP51131864.484.47Jason HillWashington State60042044.404.37Jonathan HollandLouisiana Tech51161914.364.40Drisan JamesBoise State60001934.544.45Dwayne JarrettUSC6040219DNRDNRCalvin JohnsonGeorgia Tech60502394.454.35Jacoby JonesLane60252104.504.47Onrea JonesHampton51112024.56-James JonesSan Jose State60062074.554.53Jordan KentOregon6041221INJINJMike MasonTennessee State51151904.334.36Marquay McDanielHampton51052054.474.43Rhema McKnightNotre Dame6012211DNRDNRRobert MeachemTennessee60202144.424.45Ryan MooreMiami-Fl60222174.584.57Legedu NaaneeBoise State60222254.454.47Syvelle NewtonSouth Carolina60062184.594.65Jerard RabbBoise State60232014.594.59Sidney RiceSouth Carolina60342004.414.50Ryne RobinsonMiami-Oh50911794.534.53Laurent RobinsonIllinois State60201994.344.41Steve SmithUSC51161974.374.41Syndric SteptoeArizona50851944.574.56Chansi StuckeyClemson51051974.654.62Jayson SwainTennessee60032124.664.68Courtney TaylorAuburn60162044.534.47Matt TrannonMichigan State60602164.574.56Mike WalkerCentral Florida60162094.454.51Chandler WilliamsFlorida International51061844.504.47Paul WilliamsFresno State60122054.534.53D'Juan WoodsOklahoma State60042084.614.66




    Ok this chart is messed up and I cant format it the way it looks so here is the link.

    http://story.scout.com/a.z?s=112&p=2&c=621845
  2. Silverstar

    Silverstar Active Member

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    Laurent Robinson and Jacoby Jones really helped themselves. Both might go in the 3rd round with their size/speed combination IMO.
  3. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    So Joel Filani ran a 4.5?

    Uh oh, Silverbear.
  4. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    Why "uh oh", IR?? Did ANYBODY in here predict that he'd run a 4.54??

    And did I not say that IF he ran a good time at the combine, I'd move him up my charts?? Which is no more than I'd do for ANY prospect who a) had a productive college career, and b) proved in his offseason workouts that he was faster than he was generally credited with being, fast enough for the NFL...

    I did the same with Jason Hill, after he ran MUCH faster than I'd expected at the combine...

    You act like I didn't WANT Filani to be successful, which is of course pretty ridiculous... I merely pointed out that the 40 times he was credited with were too slow to be successful in the NFL...

    But with today's workout, Joel has helped himself a lot, perhaps moved himself up as high as the 4th round (though I'd still say 5th round would be more like it)... good for him...
  5. DBoys

    DBoys New Member

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    Defensive much?
  6. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    Naw, just settin' the record straight... when Filani's name came up a few weeks ago, I was critical of him, for only one reason-- his listed 40 time, which was between 4.65 and 4.7 depending on which boards you frequented...

    I said at the time that I enjoyed Tech football, that prior to the season I had both Hicks and Filani on my draft board, until they were both credited with 40 times that are simply too slow to ever gain separation in the NFL... at the same time, some of my antagonists in that argument insisted he was faster than those 40 times, to which I said if he ran a faster time at the Combine, or at his Pro Day workout, I'd elevate his stock...

    I mean, 4.54 is still quite mediocre speed for an NFL WR, but if he combines that with good route running ability and soft hands (which he does), then those numbers can make for a decent to good possession receiver...

    If you'd been there for the entire argument, you might understand more my desire to respond when ol' IR playfully called me out... but he's somebody I like, and was not insulting in his calling me out, so I saw no need to be defensive...

    And if you knew my posting style better, you'd know that I ALWAYS take the time to set the record straight in arguments like this... :rolleyes:
  7. Oh_Canada

    Oh_Canada Well-Known Member

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    I can't think of a draft with some many quality prospects at the position...it's almost ridiculous!!
  8. slick325

    slick325 Well-Known Member

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    Jacoby Jones, Craig Davis or Paul Williams are who I want Dallas to grab in the 3rd.
  9. Silverstar

    Silverstar Active Member

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    I thought Williams was supposed to be one of the faster WR's today, but a 4.53 time will really hurt his stock in April.
  10. slick325

    slick325 Well-Known Member

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    You may be right. However, I think he has football speed though which is most important.
  11. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    Didn't see his 40 time before, that's not good news for him... he was supposed to be a 4.35 40 guy, not a 4.53... maybe the stopwatch went dyslexic during his run??

    Seriously, he's gonna need to scorch the track at his Pro Day workout now, or watch himself possibly fall out of the first day altogether...
  12. cboyd

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    I read that Paul Williams ran like a 4.41 in the 40 and thats not that bad
  13. numnuts23

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    Anthony Gonzalez/Ohio State: Tremendous workout. After some fast forties Gonzalez settled down and caught everything thrown in his direction. Running very sharp routes he made some tremendous receptions. At one point he was cutting the line of receiver to take extra reps with the passers.

    IMO this is going to be the most productive WR out of this draft.
  14. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    Just found another source that listed him as running a 4.45 there... still not as fast as he was supposed to be, but quite acceptable for a big WR...
  15. Deputy493

    Deputy493 New Member

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    [/Whistling]


    I told you all he would run much faster than predicted.
  16. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    And it would seem you were right this time...

    Must have found himself an OUTSTANDING speed trainer this offseason...
  17. starfrombirth

    starfrombirth Well-Known Member

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    UUmmm no! That will be Calvin Johnson. He is a literal freak of nature. I'm touting Sidney Rice for our selection but that is because I think he will be available. If CJ fell to us I would genuflect(splg?) for a full day. :D
  18. burmafrd

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    Bottom line to me is how well they catch the ball. Just about everything else can be changed or improved, but if they do not have good hands not much can be done. Thats why I do not want McKnight, even though he is Irish. He dropped WAY TOO MANY balls, especially in the big games.
  19. Oh_Canada

    Oh_Canada Well-Known Member

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    Zero chance of Johnson falling past five, let alone to Dallas.
    I think Gonzales may have moved past Rice on some boards. Running a 4.4 and seemed to be much more polished than Rice from what I saw.
    I also think Meachem and Bowe might have slipped past Jarrett as well.
  20. McCordsville Cowboy

    McCordsville Cowboy Pro-Quinn

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    Gonzo was a touted 4.3 Cornerback coming out of high school in Cleveland

    Didnt surpise me at all that he ran close to what he was supposed to run..

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