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Old 04-27-2013, 12:54 PM   #1
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Old 04-27-2013, 12:58 PM   #2
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Vinston Painter, OT, Virginia Tech
6'4", 306, 4.90 forty, 32 Bench, 4.56 Shuttle, 7.71 Cone



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Painter didn't take up football until his freshman year of high school, so he admittedly arrived at Virginia Tech as a fairly raw football player. He moved around both sides of the ball, seeing time at left tackle and defensive tackle before returning to the offensive side of the ball, playing some right guard and finally settling in as the starting right tackle as a senior.
"Bouncing around like that from position to position slowed by development a little bit, and at times during my career I didn?t progress as fast as I would have liked," Painter said at the Combine. "But if definitely made me the player that I am today, and I wouldn?t really change it."

That versatility will help him in the eyes of NFL scouts. A virtual unknown prospect entering the 2012 season, Painter played well enough to score an invite to the combine despite not playing in a single postseason all-star game.

"I was scheduled to play in the Texas versus the Nation game, but me and my agent and my trainer sat down, talked about it and when I got my invite to the combine, we decided to pull out of the all-star game in fear of the risk of getting hurt," Painter said. "We didn?t really want to take that chance of not being able to perform as well as I want to at the combine."

A late bloomer, Painter said he didn't play football until high school because he was always too big for his age group as a youth. But he was a four-star prospect who received numerous scholarship offers. The constant moving at Virginia Tech kept Painter under the radar, but he's trying to capitalize on his new-found attention.

"I feel like people were surprised, you know, basically coming from a guy who had taken very little snaps as I have, coming into a season being the starter," he said. "Basically going from a bench-rider to a starter that fast, you?d think the jitters and things would cause you not to perform as well, but I look forward to pressure situations like that. I feel as though I displayed my abilities to the best that I could, and people took notice.

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While workout numbers were great, Vinston Painter more pleased with interviews at NFL combine

At 6-foot-4 and a lean 306 pounds, Vinston Painter doesn’t look or move like your average offensive linemen, so the former Hokies right tackle had plenty of confidence about the workout portion of the NFL combine last week.

The interviews worried him, though, a fear that proved unnecessary.

“I surprised myself with the interviews,” he said last week. “I felt like once I got in a room, I handled it very well. Better than even I expected.”

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As expected, Painter put up strong numbers in the workouts. He ran a 4.95-second 40-yard dash, repped 225 pounds 32 times on the bench press and had a 30.5-inch vertical, numbers that put him in the top five among linemen in each category.

He knew he’d perform well there, though, having trained hard along with Hokies teammate Nick Becton at the LeCharles Bentley O-Line Academy in Scottsdale, Ariz.

“It makes it a lot easier, having somebody out there I’ve known the last couple years, training and talking with him every day to get his take on the experience,” Painter said. “We both push each other.”

But Painter didn’t know exactly what to expect during the interview portion in Indy, although he settled in quickly. There were set 10-15-minute meetings with teams on certain nights. There were also informal meetings.

“A coach might grab you and sit you down for a few minutes and ask you questions, have you draw up a couple plays,” Painter said. “I was a little bit nervous. Once the questions started coming, it just became easier and easier. I just started getting a great feel for what to expect.”

Painter, a likely late-round pick or undrafted free agent, didn’t get a sense of which teams were most interested.

“It’s hard to tell, because there are so many meetings in such a short period of time,” he said. “It’s hard to kind of gauge whether a team really likes you or not.”

For now, he’s back training, waiting for Virginia Tech’s pro day on March 20. On the advice of his agent, he said he probably won’t do the workouts again, but he will do position drills.

“It’s been fun,” Painter said of the whole process. “Definitely interesting. I’m just training 24/7 almost, spending time with my family. I’m definitely enjoying the experience right now.”
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This kid has Mr Fantastic type arms, they are so effing long.
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Phenomenal thread! Better than the other guys.. What's his name?
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Looks to fit for an offense lineman. I have a bigger gut than him
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He looks like a sodomite on post 4, but he should be a nice developmental squad guy.
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Starting football in your Feshman year of high school is now considered late?

Geez, can we get pregnant chicks playing football now or is that too late?
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Classless poster that sent me rep saying he hopes all the woman in my family gets raped. He won't last long.
Yeah, he's sent me a few nasty ones too, out of the blue. Never even heard of the guy, but I'm trying to be nice and help him with his maturity issues. It's not working.
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Yeah, he's sent me a few nasty ones too, out of the blue. Never even heard of the guy, but I'm trying to be nice and help him with his maturity issues. It's not working.
You should have seen the post he deleted about Phillips. He would be banned right away.
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I called him out for his racist remark.
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Do you remember who first talked up and continues to talk up Quantereus Smith?
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Lol publicly you talked about him. I was pimping him to Req He definitely was the best DE we could have drafted to replace Doom.
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! Word has it that it was MED, not me..
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Dude looks athletic and cut for a lineman. I like it, building depth on the lines.
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http://www.fieldgulls.com/nfl-draft/...couting-report

OT Vinston Painter, Virginia Tech
I actually don't quite understand why this guy hasn't gotten more press in the draft scouting community because when I sat down and watched tape from three or four games last night, I came away very impressed.

The measureables and eye test are the first things that pop out at you though -- 6'6, 310 pounds, long, sinewy arms with a strong, muscular base. Reading more on Painter, I discovered that he originally played DT for Virginia Tech early in his career, then switched to the offensive side of the football, playing at both guard and tackle. Ok, now I'm intrigued.

Further research showed he tested out with a 30-inch vertical, 4.72 time in the 40, 430 pound bench press, 336 pound power clean, and an absurd 500 pound front squat. That 40 time is probably not all too accurate, but as I said earlier this morning - anything under 5.0 seconds and you're talking about an athletic lineman that can 'move and create violence,' as Tom Cable so aptly puts it.

Back to my first thought when I saw Painter: 'This guy looks just like a poor-man's Menelik Watson.' He's big, smooth, yoked up, and has the frame to add a little weight, if that's what a coaching staff wanted. Here's a picture of Painter prior to last season LINK.

Of course, Watson is being projected as a high-second to late-first round player, but for Painter, according to everything (read: nothing) I saw, he's being projected as a UDFA. I literally couldn't find one scouting report on him. Regardless, Painter was honorable mention All-ACC (voted by coaches), started 13 games for the Hokies in 2012, and may just be worth a look in the mid- to late-rounds for the Seahawks. If he goes undrafted, if I'm John Schneider, I would personally write him a letter persuading him to come to Seattle,.

Take a look at some tape. Painter is at Right Tackle, #71. Obviously, the box highlights other players (Clemson DE Malliciah Goodman to start), but keep your eyes on the right tackle. The guy keeping Goodman from doing pretty much anything.

Painter has a smooth kick-step at the snap and mirrors pass rushers very well. In the run game, he fires off at the snap quickly to engage his block, and more often than not, maintains his block at the point of attack until the runner has gone by. In the games that I watched last night, I didn't see him get straight beat to the quarterback to the outside in pass pro one time.

Now of course, to avoid hyperbole, he's no where near a perfect prospect: I did see him overextend himself at times -- you'll see him reach for a defender, bend too much at the waist, allowing the defensive end or linebacker the ability to swim-move counter underneath him and into the pocket. The majority of the times I saw this, the play was going in the opposite direction, and thus was fairly inconsequential, but it's a concern nonetheless. I do think that he uses his arm length well in spurts to keep opposing defenders away from his body - a skill that can be coached up - and against the absurdly long-armed Goodwin above, he holds his own in keeping himself clean and holding onto his blocks.

I like how light on his feet he looks -- he's a lean 6'6 with long arms, and that ability to mirror on the edge and push pass rushers out of the pocket as they overplay is important for a RT in any scheme. His mobility in this Seattle scheme though, is even more important. The Seahawks don't pull a whole hell of a lot - but they do at times (and the read-option stuff does tend to require more movement up front from the offensive line), and his ability to get up out of his stance and move downfield will be a plus.

Much like Menelik Watson though, he does look lost on the 2nd level, often missing on blocks and getting turned around, but of all skills necessary for the job, this feels like a coachable aspect. At least, Painter needs work when it comes to second-level blocking and target acquisition.

The reason I can see him in Seattle is that they like to move their right tackle laterally at the snap in their zone stretch schemes, either doubling down on a defensive tackle, leading the way right to create cutback lines, or stretching outside to extend the pocket like an accordion in pass protection. An ability to move around is key. Painter's footwork is strong, and when he stays balanced, he's hard to move off of his spot. I never saw him get bullrushed, and yet he's light enough on his feet to move around to protect Logon Thomas, who like Russell Wilson, likes to get outside the pocket and improvise.

Painter is not a complete prospect, obviously. I don't project him to be a year-one starter, but given the Seahawks' scheme, I think he could be developed as a longer-term replacement for Breno Giacomini at RT, or a longer-term swing tackle that could provide some depth. He has a Combine invite, so he'll be one player that I'm watching closely this week. If he runs a sub-5.0 forty and puts up solid workout numbers, we might see his perceived stock rise a bit in the coming months.

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Only if his dick is on his left knee....
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Like the pick, but Painter needs to work on his lower body strength and his leverage technique. He can be victimized by a good bull rush.
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