Thread: Why bother with the combine?
02-24-2012, 03:36 PM #1
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Why bother with the combine?
Luck and Griffin are both thinking about not throwing until their Pro days, Blackmon is saying that his hamstring is sore and he may skip the 40yd dash but will then do it at his Pro day.
So please tell me why have the Combine when the potential players don't want to show their skills. If all we want to know is their height and weight then give them some quarters and pack them off to Target.
I just hope some of these players pulling this stunt then fall flat on their Pro days as they won't have the luxury of a second try at it.Time spent annoying a Packer fan is never time wasted...
02-26-2012, 06:21 PM #2We're bringing purple back.
02-27-2012, 09:19 AM #3
There s only two things stopping you - fear and common sense!! The Truth you CAN"T HANDLE THE TRUTH!!!!!!!!
02-27-2012, 09:28 AM #4
02-28-2012, 04:48 AM #5
I think the combine is more for the fans, than for anyone else, however, what our good friend Tark says rings true. Not sure how many times I heard Mayock say...."Wow, I have to go back and look at some more tape on that cat".......
In short, if you can get the coaches and the scouts to look at you again, it might get you drafted or it might even get you drafted higher.
On a side note, loved watching the "Bigs" on each side of the ball, especially a few of those "War Pigs" that I covet so bad.......(Poe, Da'Tamu, Brockers would all make me happy, and our defense a whole hell of alot better)
Nice article on the DL techniques for those that are interested......
Defensive Line Techniques – The Prototypes
Defensive Line Techniques - The Prototypes | ProFootballFocus.com
Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
02-28-2012, 11:47 AM #6
A few guys that were off my radar impressed me from the OL group. James Brown out of Troy and Adam Gettis of Iowa as guards. Kelechi Osemele from Iowa St at tackle.
On the d-line I liked what I saw from Mike Martin out of Michigan, Brandon Thompson from Clemson and Mike and Marcus Forston from Miami were impressive as DTs.
WRs I liked Stephen Hill out of Georgia Tech, Travis Benjamin out of Miami and Gerrell Robinson out of ASU.
And the opposite of these guys, a guy I was really excited to see what he could do at the combine was Mohamed Sanu. I didn't get to watch him in drills, but he was disappointing in the athletic measurements. 4.67? He does not play that slow. This guy is damn good receiver, if his disappointing combine makes him drop past the second round (which I have a hard time imagining) we'd better snag him at the top of the 3rd.
02-29-2012, 12:43 PM #7
Couldnt agree more. I didnt see a whole lot from the skill positions on Offense that I didnt expect this combine. What I was pleased to see however is how deep this draft class is on the both lines, and in the secondary. The receivers and top Qbs are a nice story but we need to reboot our whole system. I was suprised by Kalil's athleticism (he could warrant the top pick for us),especially after hearing AP on Dan Patrick talk about who the team is telling him they are looking at. But with other teams lining up to get into the RGIII, Luck and the Blackmon issue we can pick up a couple picks which could turn into serious value for us. I favor taking a defensive lineman who can rush the passer as that seems like the only way to deter the Det and GB offenses (see NY Giants). The Corners and Safeties this year look really good, we all know how much help we need on the back end. All of the guys last night in the DB drills look to be a major upgrade for us. I think that we look to move a few aging veterans as well as a way to clear up the cap and start fresh also.
This is a great opportunity for the Vikes. Lets make sure to get the pick in on time, and no more Chris Cook's please.......
03-01-2012, 02:25 AM #8
03-01-2012, 02:32 AM #9
Especially that last comment. Only way to beat those passing games is to move the QB from the pocket to the DEs and blitzing LB'rs.
Having said that, I would love to see them pass on Kalil and take Poe, but think they are going to target Ta'amu (they had him in the senior bowl) in the 3rd. Just not sure if he will still be there that long. Maybe Brockers will get out of the first round into the second, but I doubt it.
Mayock is saying things like 9 DTs will be taken in the first round.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
03-02-2012, 10:21 AM #10
I think Poe has the ability to be an absolute terror as a 1-2-3 technique DT in the NFL, but he's not a player worthy of the #3 pick right now.