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no-pseudo-fan
02-23-2009, 09:47 AM
Wow!!! Watching combine online, he just ran 4.63 twice. Orakpo is now not going to be available at 12

fido
02-23-2009, 09:50 AM
if we don't select rey, i would most certainly not be put out with orakpo at 12

MVP-06
02-23-2009, 09:50 AM
they said he would blow up at the combine. Would love to have him at OLB in the 3-4

Kaylore
02-23-2009, 10:00 AM
You all doubted me!

illbroncsfn
02-23-2009, 10:07 AM
Didn't Crowder run a 4.69 at the combine?

SouthStndJunkie
02-23-2009, 10:09 AM
Brian Orakpo is a player I could very easily see Denver drafting.

BMarsh615
02-23-2009, 10:11 AM
http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/vernon-gholston?id=756

socalorado
02-23-2009, 10:12 AM
Typical of TEX players. Extremelly athletic, horrible football IQ. If Nolan could take the time to teach him the position, he might be really good.

socalorado
02-23-2009, 10:17 AM
Saw this while at NFL.com

DT Hill is Stillman College’s latest aspiring talent (http://blogs.nfl.com/2009/02/22/dt-hill-the-latest-stillman-product-aspiring-to-nfl/) <!-- p class="post-info-author">By Vic Carucci</p -->
Posted: Combine (http://blogs.nfl.com/category/combine/) | Vic Carucci | Tags: NFL Combine (http://blogs.nfl.com/tag/nfl-combine/), Sammie Hill (http://blogs.nfl.com/tag/sammie-hill/)
One of the more interesting prospects at the combine is Sammie Lee Hill (http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/sammie-lee-hill?id=79571), a defensive tackle from Stillman College. Hill is big (6-foot-3 plus, 329 pounds) and athletic (his vertical jump is 30 inches), and he has the versatility to play in the middle of a 3-4 or 4-3 scheme.
Keep an eye on this kid. He could end up as a surprise middle-round pick.
Hill’s background is interesting. His mother is a minister and caterer, his father a retired coal miner. Hill readily admits that he sees the NFL as an opportunity to avoid working in a coal mine and to provide for his family.
The answer to your first obvious question about Hill is that Stillman College is a Division II school in Tuscaloosa, Ala., about a mile from the University of Alabama (the Jaguars signed former Stillman College DB Brian Witherspoon as an undrafted free agent last year).
The answer to your second obvious question about Hill is, no, the Crimson Tide never showed any interest in him. No college besides Stillman pursued him for football, and the only reason Hill ended up there was because his high school defensive coordinator repeatedly called the school on Hill’s behalf. He did draw a little interest as a potential collegiate baseball prospect after batting .506 as a junior catcher and first baseman “about a good 45 pounds ago.”
Hill told me he lost his desire to play baseball after slumping badly as a hitter in his senior year.
“I couldn’t see a beach ball if they threw it down there 2 miles an hour,” he said with a laugh.

http://blogs.nfl.com/2009/02/22/dt-hill-the-latest-stillman-product-aspiring-to-nfl/

rugbythug
02-23-2009, 10:20 AM
http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/vernon-gholston?id=756

That is Hilarious. You gotta love Revisionist History. Gholston worked out phenomenally. The problem is that he was actually rated just as highly when you looked at Game tape. He was rated a top ten pick before the Combine.

no-pseudo-fan
02-23-2009, 10:23 AM
He looks fast, and powerful. He is looking like a lock for top 10. Everett Brown look fast too.

gyldenlove
02-23-2009, 10:26 AM
That is Hilarious. You gotta love Revisionist History. Gholston worked out phenomenally. The problem is that he was actually rated just as highly when you looked at Game tape. He was rated a top ten pick before the Combine.

People had some major concerns about Gholston last year, his hot/cold (mostly cold) motor, his complete disappearance act in some games and his motivation. He was rated highly because he played well against top competition and because people expected him to tear it up physically, he was drafted on potential more than readiness.

Mediator12
02-23-2009, 10:31 AM
That is Hilarious. You gotta love Revisionist History. Gholston worked out phenomenally. The problem is that he was actually rated just as highly when you looked at Game tape. He was rated a top ten pick before the Combine.

The biggest problem drafting is "projecting" players in your system. Gholston was a Top 10 Physical talent at DE, but the NYJ's drafted him to be an OLB in a 3-4. Same difference with Orakpo, Everette Brown, and Aaron Maybin.

Much more risk "projecting" a player than inserting a guy into a more familiar system. I hate this part because this is exactly WHY teams "reach". No other talents projected the way Gholston did for the NYJ's. But that is only one teams Value, yet it affects the entire rest of the draft based on their sole projection of that player that high. The whole draft process is extremely complex and entirely difficult to predict outside the top 5 because of this.

montrose
02-23-2009, 10:42 AM
Didn't Crowder run a 4.69 at the combine?

That would be correct, and Moss ran a 4.70.