Wedge Scouting Report: Jalen Collins

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(Singing)  I can feel it coming in the air tonight…hold on

(Singing) And I’ve been waiting for this moment for all my life – hold on

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(Singing)  Can you feel it coming in the air tonight.

(Wedge stops signing) Can you fee it humans?  Can you feel the possibility of a third Collins being scouted by me?  A third Collins going in the first round of the NFL draft?

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NO!  Not that Collins.

I’m talking about Jalen Collins the LSU cornerback!

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The latest fad in the NFL courtesy of the two time NFC Champ Seahawks is the big corner.  And that is the first thing people notice about Collins – his size.

At 6’1, 204 pounds, Collins seems like the kind of corner the Seahawks would draft but they probably won’t get a chance being that Collins may be a first round pick and the Seahawks don’t have a first.  So release the copycats of the NFL to go after this big corner.

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Guess how many games this junior started at LSU.  10!  Only 10 games.  LSU has so much talent they can only play a talent like Collins 10 times in three years.  This is probably the reason why some scouts are so skeptical about Collins – they don’t really know what he is.

When scouts talk about Collins they talk mostly about his physical traits.  Not just his size and his length but his speed too.  This is a physically gifted prospect, maybe one of the best athletes I’ve looked at this year.

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Collins impressed scouts at the combine.  He ran a 4.48 40 yard dash.  But his best drill was the 3 cone drill which he completed in 6.77 which placed him as the top performer in this drill.  Which means Collins is quick too.

Collins in comfortable is zone coverage, but for the most part at LSU he was a man coverage specialist.  When Collins gets drafted in the NFL I imagine the team that drafts him will want to use his length in man coverage.  Doing so may shut down the opposing offenses top receiver.  Collins only nabbed 3 interceptions in his career at LSU, so he is not exactly the ball hawking type.

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So what do you compare this man coverage specialist that latches on and takes you out to?  What Alien Weapon of Destruction is he?  Collins is the dubious ScrotumHurtsYouNow Device!

(Wedge Breaks into a Drum Solo)

OUCH!!!!!!

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157 Responses to Wedge Scouting Report: Jalen Collins

  1. wyoming85 says:

    Scrotal hurting is not cool!

  2. Tim Knight says:

    Not at #14

  3. Mike E. says:

    Just like The Motels sang . . .

    “It’s like I told you, only the scrotum hurts now”

  4. BoulderPhinfan says:

    I think we should think about running it around 25-30 times a game regardless of whether we draft Gurley or any other RBs in the top 2 rounds. If we want to become a playoff team we have to run the ball more and for more yards, and play better defense specially against the run.

  5. Mike E. says:

    Your score is: 6772 (GRADE: A-)

    Your Picks:
    Round 1 Pick 21 (CINN): Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia (A+)
    Round 2 Pick 15: Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Missouri (A)
    Round 2 Pick 21 (CINN): A.J. Cann, OG, South Carolina (A-)
    Round 3 Pick 21 (CINN): Davis Tull, OLB, Chattanooga (B-)
    Round 4 Pick 15: Senquez Golson, CB, Ole Miss (B+)
    Round 5 Pick 13: Taiwan Jones, ILB, Michigan State (A-)
    Round 5 Pick 14: Charles Gaines, CB, Louisville (A-)
    Round 6 Pick 15: Kenny Bell, WR, Nebraska (A+)

    • BoulderPhinfan says:

      I could live with that.

    • dbolt48 says:

      Your Picks:
      Round 1 Pick 30 (G.B.): Kevin Johnson, CB, Wake Forest (A)
      Round 2 Pick 15: T.J. Clemmings, OT, Pittsburgh (A+)
      Round 2 Pick 16 (S.D.): A.J. Cann, OG, South Carolina (B+)
      Round 2 Pick 26 (BALT): Nelson Agholor, WR, Southern California (A)
      Round 3 Pick 26 (BALT): Paul Dawson, OLB/ILB, TCU (A)
      Round 3 Pick 27 (DAL): Clive Walford, TE, Miami (Fla.) (A+)
      Round 3 Pick 30 (G.B.): Devin Funchess, WR/TE, Michigan (A+)
      Round 4 Pick 15: David Cobb, RB, Minnesota (A)
      Round 4 Pick 30 (G.B.): Senquez Golson, CB, Ole Miss (A)
      Round 5 Pick 13: Alani Fua, OLB, Brigham Young (B+)
      Round 5 Pick 14: Jacoby Glenn, CB/FS, UCF (B)
      Round 6 Pick 15: Josh Robinson, RB, Mississippi St. (A+)

    • Tim Knight says:

      I don’t like it – DGB and Cann aren’t good fits for our team.

  6. Tim Knight says:

    The Mets are returning the favor today up 6-1 with 3 homers and Harvey on the mound.

  7. dbolt48 says:

    YOUR TEAM: MIAMI DOLPHINS
    If you like our site, please make a donation:
    GAME OVER!
    Here’s one w/ a singular trade

    Your score is: 6570 (GRADE: A-)

    Your Picks:
    Round 1 Pick 31 (N.O.): Eric Kendricks, ILB/OLB, UCLA (B+)
    Round 2 Pick 12 (N.O.): Breshad Perriman, WR, UCF (A)
    Round 2 Pick 15: A.J. Cann, OG, South Carolina (B+)
    Round 3 Pick 11 (N.O.): Clive Walford, TE, Miami (Fla.) (A-)
    Round 4 Pick 15: Alex Carter, CB, Stanford (A-)
    Round 5 Pick 13: Cameron Artis-Payne, RB, Auburn (A+)
    Round 5 Pick 14: Dezmin Lewis, WR, Central Arkansas (A+)
    Round 6 Pick 15: Kyle Emanuel, OLB, North Dakota State (B-)

    Your Future Picks:
    2016 Round 1 Pick
    2017 Round 1 Pick
    Dolphins Top 20 Scores

  8. Mike E. says:

    Happy for the rookie (Plawecki) getting his first HR off Sabathia in Yankee Stadium. Also happy for Eric Campbell.

  9. Tim Knight says:

    Let’s go Harvey, blow them away in the bottom of the 6th.

  10. getterdone says:

    Waste of time scouting Jalen Collins. Phins won’t be taking him if we were given him for free.

  11. getterdone says:

    NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport reports that Pitt T T.J. Clemmings discovered that he had a stress fracture in his foot during a team visit.
    “Pitt OT TJ Clemmings had a stress fracture in his foot discovered on a team visit, sources says. He didn’t feel pain, didn’t know it existed,” Rapoport tweeted. Bad timing for the Pitt prospect, as the stress fracture could cause him to slide a bit in the draft. The 6-foot-5, 310-pound Clemmings has been gaining interest from teams selecting in the back end of the first.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      Crazy

      Bad timing

      I wonder if teams still consider taking him in the first

      He was moving up draft boards before this was discovered

  12. Tim Knight says:

    Okay Teixeira homered and he’s hot right now with 3 homers the last 2 games and 12 extra base hits out of his 14 hits this year? 7-2 Mets top of the 8th with Harvey blowing away the rest of the lineup. 🙂

  13. Brian in NY says:

    Islanders stay alive with a 3-1 win to force game 7 with the Caps. Mets up 7-2 on the Yanks. Today is a good day!

  14. getterdone says:

    Any team — including the Dolphins — that considers drafting Gurley must consider the strong possibility of not getting instant production in return.

    “We always look at things in short-term value and long-term,” Dolphins general manager Dennis Hickey said. “It’s a balance. Obviously, some guys have more payoff in dividends in the longer term and others in the short-term. You weigh that with every prospect and that’s how you place them on your board.”

  15. Mike E. says:

    Bri – It wasn’t at #14. 😀

  16. Mike E. says:

    8-2 Mets. Spank the Yanks!

  17. Tim Knight says:

    Let’s have a great 8th with Harvey and then Familia finishes.

    • Tim Knight says:

      It’s crazy. We fans expect average Harvey 6-8 innings and 2-3 runs max. Dominant Harvey is no runs. LOL

  18. Tim Knight says:

    Harvey going out to finish the 9th because his pitch count isn’t too high. Cool!

  19. getterdone says:

    This is a DB that Miami has looked at early & often. But he may be moving up the boards to much when we pick @ #47.

    CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora is “hearing a lot of buzz about” Utah CB Eric Rowe.
    Who isn’t? TFY Draft Insider’s Tony Pauline recently reported that “quite possibly no defensive back is moving up draft boards faster” than Rowe, and CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco wrote that Rowe “has the tools to be a Pro Bowl-caliber safety on the next level.” As for La Canfora, he reports the following: “Teams like him a lot more than the media realizes. Maybe not enough to get him all the way into the top 32, but then again much crazier things have happened before.” Rotoworld wouldn’t be surprised in the least if Rowe cracks Round 1.

    • rgs322 says:

      Yea, Eric Rowe and Byron Jones are 2 guys I like and both seem to be moving up more and more as the draft nears. I was hoping to get one of them in the 2nd, but now I’m not so sure.

  20. Tim Knight says:

    Mates win 14-4. LOL

  21. Brian in NY says:

    What a tragedy. I read that at least 10 people died on Everest as a reult of avalanches triggered by the quakes:
    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/police-death-toll-from-massive-nepal-earthquake-nears-1400/ar-BBiEIdv

  22. getterdone says:

    Milwaukee Journal

    LSU OL La’El Collins is “a lot like Scherff,” “not unlike [Bryan] Bulaga” and “kind of like a Sam Baker kind of tackle with the Falcons but he could be a really good guard,” an anonymous NFL scout said.
    “He could be a Pro Bowl guard, but I also think he can play tackle,” another scout told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “He’s a really good run blocker. He’s athletic. He’s nasty.” Collins tied with D.J. Humphries for the lowest mark (12) on the Wonderlic amongst top offensive linemen. “I think he’s smart enough to play tackle,” a different scout said. “He’s a motivated guy and I think he’ll learn it.” We continue to believe Collins can be a strong NFL LT. “He’s got good girth, he’s strong, he can bend his knees and he’s got play instincts,” another scout said. “He doesn’t have ideal length to be a full-time left tackle. He only took a few reps at right tackle during Senior Bowl week and you could tell he’s never played the right side. It was awkward. But when you see him in a workout and roll it all together, he’s going to be a longtime starter at left guard or left tackle.”
    ________________________

    I keep saying he’s a lot like Albert who played LG @ Virginia. It would make a lot of sense to have him next to #71 mentoring him for our future LT spot in 2-3 years.

  23. rgs322 says:

    With the Jennings signing, I would be very happy with La’el Collins in the 1st and either Rowe or Byron Jones with our 2nd pick.

  24. Try Pod says:

    Brian,
    Have you read “Into Thin Air” by John Krackauer?

  25. getterdone says:

    Braves finally took the bats off their shoulders….SMH

  26. getterdone says:

    NFL scouts “were surprised how quick and fast” Wyoming LB Mark Nzeocha was at an individual workout earlier this week, according to TFY Draft Insider’s Tony Pauline.
    Nzeocha’s workout was all the more impressive because he underwent surgery six months ago. At the workout, Nzeocha (6-foot-3, 238 pounds) timed a 4.52 forty with a 1.56s 10-yard split and added a 39-inch vertical jump, 10’ 11″ broad jump and a 4.3 short shuttle. “I had the opportunity to meet the senior at the combine and found Nzeocha to be engaging and articulate,” Pauline added.

  27. steveccnv says:

    We’ve got only 4 starters 30 or older (6 total, Denney 36), with Cam Wake being the oldest starter at 33, but he doesn’t have the miles. What this should mean is the chances of injuries should be low, but that didn’t work out so well last yr, so…

  28. Brian in NY says:

    Try,
    I have- an excellent read. I’ve also read “Into The Wild” by Jon Krakauer, and am reading it with my 11th graders right now. Most of them absolutely love it. I had one kid tell me “I’ve never finished a book before”- we finish it Friday and he actually read ahead because he was so interested in it.

    • Try Pod says:

      I knew the spelling didn’t look right..
      He has a new one out, about a rape in Montana, he was discussing on Fresh Air last week. He’s an interesting guy in his own right.
      I likewise have read ITA. It’s been 14 years or so. I don’t remember a lot of specifics about it, but I know it made an impression on me, as I have followed up with research on Hillary and Norgay and obviously the history of Everest summits.

  29. Try Pod says:

    Don’t know if I agree with all points, but an honest attempt at an answer:
    https://screen.yahoo.com/touchvision/police-kill-white-people-too-152610727.html

    • steveccnv says:

      I don’t agree with all of what he said either, but he does bring up some good points. I do agree with white people really don’t care about whites that get killed by the police, because in general they don’t associate themselves with those that do get killed (so color doesn’t play a part), meaning they think of it as the person getting killed was mainly at fault.

      I hate stats in general, so when he said more whites are killed than blacks, but since whites outnumber blacks 5:1, blah, blah, blah and based on the percentage blacks are killed at a higher rate, but what he didn’t say was, based on the number of whites that fit the profile of those killed by the police, the percentage killed is much closer.

      The issue about police killings should be about what can be done from both sides to prevent it. People are always so quick to point out what the other guy did, but have a hard time looking in the mirror. I don’t remember hearing about anyone that got shot by the police that did what they were told to do. The law may need to change to make the punishment harsher for running or not following police order.

      The thing that makes whites take the police’s side is you never hear black people say the black killed was in the wrong, but… Not owning up to the wrong. It’s really not that hard to have the killings prevented by the killed. You do what you’re told to do, don’t resist, and you remove the threat, remove the threat and the cop won’t shoot. Obviously this isn’t 100%, but in general we wouldn’t be talking about this, if that was the approach taken by the public.

      • Try Pod says:

        You make some great points. I am particularly in agreement with the sentiment that taking responsibility for your own actions is not a cultural choice, but a personal one.

  30. wyoming85 says:

    Oh and wondering where Dion Jordan was when he skipped the offseason working. Look at the above picture. He was on vacation with his girlfriend of the week.
    http://www.dolphinstalk.com/2015/04/three-hot-topics-around-dolphins.html

  31. wyoming85 says:

    OK
    I’ll have to admit to not complaining about Jordan to much!
    And even defending him every now and then!

    Well as if right now FUCK HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Cut his sorry ass and be done with it!

    Although with Dallas needing a rusher and the Gurley smoke screen, maybe we are setting up for a draft day trade with Dallas?

    • wyoming85 says:

      Dallas draft picks
      Rnd #
      1 27 —
      2 60 —
      3 91 —
      4 127 —
      5 163 —

    • steveccnv says:

      You’re basing your fuck him statement on what, that he missed the voluntary sessions, because he was fucking off in the Keys? We really don’t know the truth, and may not find out until the start of the season if ever. I don’t think this is a valid reason to say fuck him, he may have been told by the team not to show up. You could however say fuck him for what he’s been able to accomplish so far in his career or what a dick Ireland was for trading up to draft him.

      It’s really hard for the team to keep him, because his salary figure for this yr is too high for a non-productive player. I think the only way he’s a member of the Fins this season is, if he restructures his contract, otherwise his NFL career may be just about over.

  32. wyoming85 says:

    Steve
    That pic was the proverbial straw that broke the fans back!

    There are a lot of reasons to miss Voluntary work outs!
    Dicking around in the keys is not one of them!!!

    Of course that is all JMHO
    ( But it is MINE to have)

    • steveccnv says:

      My point was, why did your opinion change based on this picture, when you still don’t know what’s going on. Sure it’s been ruled out that he missed, because of a person issue, but… Seems like what you’re trying to say is you’re pissed he won’t be on our team this yr. Sure he could still play for us, but at this moment he’s basically off the team.

    • D says:

      To me the word voluntary is really a test to see where your heart is. There are reasons that players skip things that coaches are ok with or understand. I leave it to them to judge his attitude with the missed workouts, but ill also say the dancing around the questions of him missing them seems to draw theconclusion that they arent happy about it. Makes a lot of sense though to have a player miss them if you are trying to trade him because one oopsie in practice could destroy anybtrade value you had left.

  33. D says:

    Whats the issue with collins? He probably the best overall cb in this draft. only very recently has there been any smoke around work @and I believe its draft bullshit since I have never heard anything of it until very recently. Again do t believe everything you hear 1 week before the draft and trust what you have seen through film and interviews more. We wouldnt have brought him in to our facility on a private workout if we didnt have designs for him and wouldnt select him under any circumstance. People are dragging coates through the mud very recently too and nothing I have seen or heard of him matches anything thats been only very recently being pushed. People are trying to drag dow the draft sock to get them on the cheaps, thats all there is to this. Coates is still someo e we are interested in as well, we have interviewed him multiple times and brought him in for a private workout.

    On a second note im watching a lot of pre combine stuff on some prospects, gurley and gordonbeing two of them. Gurley has somethign about him you cant put your finger on. Just some vibe that makes me feel he is going to be great. Gordo. Doent have that as strong but is very well spoken and I like him too. Still not sure how I feel about RB at 14 but those guys are different from the rest of this RB class.

    • steveccnv says:

      He had multiple failed drug tests, per sources with 4 teams. Maybe it is all smoke, but I’m sure since we had him in it’s been checked out and the team knows the truth. Not sure how team/teams could smoke screen something like this, unless a team that hasn’t had him in just takes him off of their board.

      • steveccnv says:

        When you’re a big CB it’s a huge upside to also be quick, he’s the quickest of the group coming out. That combination is what makes him so valuable. Compare that to the big stiff Seanathan and you’ll know what I’m talking about.

  34. D says:

    Humphries can also go the way of start at OG move to OT andmay last to our pickmin the second

  35. Tim Knight says:

    Oh so Jordan is having fun in the sun while his teammates are working, including Wake and Vernon who he is behind. There you have it.

    • steveccnv says:

      This must be a joke right? Seems he was told not to show up.

    • stangerx says:

      Yeah — it is one thing to not show up at OTAs. It is another to be hanging out at Key West while your teammates are popping iron in Davie.

      Whether he is doing that or not…..that’s the party island in the Keys. And the hotel he apparently went to is right in the heart of the party district. Walk out the door and you are on Duval street (Key West’s version of Bourbon St).

  36. wyoming85 says:

    Steve
    I’m not pissed off about the picture.
    I’m pissed that the rest of the team is working out together working out the dynamics of everyone’s personality and how they are going to fit together,
    And a player I have defended in the past against being called a draft bust is out parasailing!

    My statement was more about me never defending him again more than anything!

    If it looks like shit, smells like shit, I don’t need to taste it! 😉

  37. Tim Knight says:

    Where is the story Jordan was told not to show up?

    • stangerx says:

      There is none…..I missed on the second part of the double negative.

    • steveccnv says:

      Looks like Stanger has some info on the obvious.

      • Tim Knight says:

        He said there is no report that Jordan was told not to show up.

      • steveccnv says:

        Yeah I went back and reread what he wrote. Nothing like using a double negative wrong to cause confursion 😉

      • steveccnv says:

        Not something the teams wants to be public though. I think they’re trying to trade him, but can’t. And no matter what he’s not playing for us at the current contract figure, it just goes against everything the team has done this offseason. I go back to Donald Trump, forget about the past, is it a good business decision now to continue on the current path.

      • stangerx says:

        Yeah — my 9th grade English teacher right now is looking down from heaven going…”I told you not to get mixed up with double negatives.”

  38. steveccnv says:

    Just watched Collins against Wis., he doesn’t seem to be playing just CB, he seems to almost be playing OLB/Slot CB. He’s very disciplined and a good tackler. I didn’t get to see much of his cover skills.

    What I look for in a football player on D is a guy that is watching the ball and isn’t just concerned with his man. Well I did my job what are the rest of you guys doing, said by the player that doesn’t watch the ball. He stays at home when he has backside support and runs to where the ball carrier is going to be when they should meet, instead of running behind trailing him. These are the same instincts I saw with OV before he played a down for us and was excited with. It’s the way I played and it’s something I see in all the great non dlineman (and some great dlineman), not that I was great, but I played smart and instinctively.

  39. Tim Knight says:

    I stayed on Duval street twice when I was down there. Total party town central.

  40. wyoming85 says:

    SpyGate Part Duex

  41. wyoming85 says:

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    Excited to #tacklecancer by handing @SylvesterCancer a check for $4.65M from @ridedcc thanks to a lot of people…

    Nice to get a little good press!

  42. Tim Knight says:

    Steve, oh I know Key West has a large gay community. But you get people from all over the world down there partying it up. I love the sunset pier.

  43. jahndoh says:

    ‘Sup all. The wedding was yesterday, and I think I kind of blacked out from the stress because I really can’t remember the ceremony very well but folks told me I did great! LOL….Off to do the brunch thing today. I’ll check in for all the latest….later. Cheers!

  44. wyoming85 says:

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    Did you miss this: New post: Jets GM says they will call all teams in front of them and gauge http://nfldraftdiamonds.com/jets-gm-says-they-will-call-all-teams-in-front-of-them-and-gauge-interest-to-move-up/ … #NFL #NFLDraftNews

  45. stangerx says:

    I never root for guys on other teams to go down, but given that I’m a Pirates fan…….couldn’t help but think about the impact of this headline.

    “Adam Wainwright placed on DL with Achilles injury, could miss season.”

    • steveccnv says:

      I’m a Pirates fan too, and that was my #1 team, until a yr after I moved to L.A. I went to lots of games during the We are Family run, including all the home playoff/WS games.

      • stangerx says:

        Cool — now there are two. Have only been to a total of three games in Pittsburgh, but have caught them in another of other spots. Mainly Shea, including in ’71 and ’79.

  46. Tim Knight says:

    Anyone have a gut feeling on we’ll do on day one? I don’t. LOL

  47. Tim Knight says:

    The prospects I see the most mentioned for us at #14 looking at the different sites are Parker, La’el Collins, Gurley and Waynes.

    • steveccnv says:

      Collins is intriguing, but if we could get Marpet in the 2nd he’d be just as good, and that’s the problem with going Oline. The Oline really isn’t as bad as advertised, Tannehill holds the ball too long and runs right into sackers way too much. If we take Parker, then we have one of our top 3 wrs sitting out too much. Waynes would be a good fit, but Gurley I think gives us the firepower to be able to match the pats pt for pt.

    • stangerx says:

      I have no idea, or at least you can’t peg one guy for sure. Think the answer might come down to who drops that we aren’t even thinking about, even if we just turn that guy into trade down value.

  48. D says:

    My thing b on collins is no one, not a single person hasbeen reporting multiple drug suspensions until this week, isnt that suspicious to you? I think just got to trust the eval process and assuredly if the reports are true they wouldnt have even bothered with bringing him to davie.

    • steveccnv says:

      I think LSU covered it up, sort of, since they don’t have to report it. One of the 4 teams that knew and checked him out, most likely thought it wasn’t an issue and wanted him to drop, and out it came at the witching hour, so other teams wouldn’t have a chance to check it out. Not really the witching hour, but late enough.

  49. D says:

    We wont even have a good idea what they will do until pick 13 is made and even then it could go alot of directions. So many way it could play out at 14 this year nothing is overly obvious

    • steveccnv says:

      A report now has the jets taking Gurley at #6, I wouldn’t mind them doing that, because we’re now stout up front, but he may be helpful beating the cheats.

  50. D says:

    Im a big braves fan but pirates is a close second to me.

    • steveccnv says:

      Let’s go Bucs… They’re kind of hard to root for these days with their limited star power and insignificance.

    • stangerx says:

      And then were three. A few more and we might be able to start a revolt against the Mets oppressors. 🙂

  51. wyoming85 says:

    I too was a Bucs fan until the big fire sale 😦

    • wyoming85 says:

      Then rooted for the Lastro’s until the AL move
      SMH

    • stangerx says:

      We accept born agains. And pretty exciting team to watch these days. They were always my team even over the 20 losing seasons…….but I ain’t gonna lie by saying I haven’t been a much bigger fan the last couple of years.

  52. Tim Knight says:

    Steve, that video was great to get some insight. I didn’t think Stokes was so uber stoked about Gurley though. LOL

  53. wyoming85 says:

    I now interrupt the redone football talk for some important news!
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  54. Mike E. says:

    Good afternoon everyone! I had to take continuing education classes this morning near the shore in Eatontown. All my colleagues were making fun of me because I wore shorts and it was like 48 degrees this morning. Well, I had the last laugh when I left and it was 60 and sunny. I was also very comfortable anyway in the morning.

  55. Mike E. says:

    Wyo – I might just go try out to be a cheerleader, as long as I get to use the same locker room!

  56. Brian in NY says:

    I think the main obstacle for us getting Gurley would be Cleveland. Hopefully they take someone else at 12 and tray to get a back at 18, or in the 2nd. I’ve gotten myself so worked up over this that I’m going to blow a gasket if we don’t get him.

    • Mike E. says:

      I think the main obstacle for not getting Gurley is we won’t be selecting him. 😉

      • Brian in NY says:

        Lol! This is why I try not to get too invested in particular players- it’s bound to end in diappointment! I’ve already visualized ordering a youth jersey for my son, and throwing in my best friend’s face (Steelers/Georgia fan).

      • Brian in NY says:

        it in

  57. finfanrob says:

    Mike E. says:
    April 26, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    Wyo – I might just go try out to be a cheerleader, as long as I get to use the same locker room!

    see ken, i told you. been telling you all along mike e is jealous i chain you in my basement. i told you he would do anything to try and get chained up.

  58. Ken says:

    Doesn’t Collins have some red flags for the off the field conduct?

  59. Tim Knight says:

    Ken, not even choir boys but dedicated guys who have a passion for the game and want to be pros and not engage in nonsense. It’s not that hard to do.

  60. Tim Knight says:

    In that video Steve posted up the board Hickey touched on how their board has clusters of similar ranked players at multiple positions and that the board is wide which dictates to me the horizontal board of 1a. 1b. 1c. as opposed to 1, 2, 3 vertically.

    I can’t say it enough when looking at vertical lists #34 does not mean it’s s much better than #54 but someone has to go first in a vertical list. What if there are clusters at each pick of 12, 20 and 25 prospects in specific rounds. That’s when you select a guy that’s the best fit for your team – need, character, system and has the least red flags.

    I think this is where analytics really comes into the play. It takes everything into account from the football tape, character, passion for the game, strength and speed numbers and need.

  61. Tim Knight says:

    What if LaRon Byrd breaks out this year as a 6-4 220 WR? The coaches reportedly liked what he was doing last year until he went down with an injury. You never know with guys like this. You always need a few dark horses.

  62. olddolphan says:

    Just back from a wonderful trip to south Florida. First off, Friday my FAU Owls spanked Old Dominion 8-1, with star slugger Brandon Sanger connecting for two long home runs. Your reporter had to leave a bit early, though, to get to my Brother-in law’s b’day party at a local pizza place. It was TERRIFIC STUFF!!, Then, today, I work a small convention in PalmBeach County that proved to be a big money maker for the company. On the way home I heard the FAU crushed Old Dominion again, today, leaving the Owls with a 33-10 record for the season against division I competition. Also, on the drive home, I listened to the Marlins complete their sweep of the Washington Nationals by a 6-2 score. It sets up an interesting three-game series against the Mets, beginning Monday at Marlins Park.
    ————-
    This completes my 3rd 7-Day work week in the last 4 weeks. Next week I slack off to a 5-day week. Mrs. OD greeted that with a comment I can’t repeat. There ARE certain advantages to being an empty nester.

  63. wyoming85 says:

    Matty I ‏@TheMattyI · 2m2 minutes ago
    All I’m saying is “trading down” tends to sound better than eventual end result more often than not.

  64. herdfan says:

    OD, I wanted to let you know we are skipping a week of “Perfection” this week being Wednesday is draft eve. Hopefully we’ll draft someone that can help us have some more glory days. It will return to it’s normal spot the following week.

    • olddolphan says:

      THANKYOU, Herdfan!! – – I really appreciate your decision to re-run “PERFECTION.” –I hope Ross, T-Baum and Hickey have learned something about this franchise and its lust to make the playoffs and WIN in the playoffs!!

      • olddolphan says:

        OUT FOR TONIGHT. –READ today’s Sun-Sentinel Sports section at my sister and brother-in-law’s house in Pompano before heading out to the convention.–The prediction that Miami will take Gurley in round one was far less than convincing. But I guess wild speculation, even if it is WRONG, sells papers, whereas saying “I don’t have a clue,” while technically correct, does NOT sell papers. Guess that says something about the society we live in, eh?–Talk to you fine folks tomorrow.

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