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Old 05-21-2014, 09:11 AM   #126
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Greg Gabriel (National Football Post) is the only one I can find who had Latimer rated as a 4th-5th round prospect.
Here's a place that said 4th-5th. There's several examples if you just google. You have to look at the articles before April/may.

http://www.nfl.com/draft/2014/profil...mer?id=2543590
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Old 05-21-2014, 09:14 AM   #127
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Why did he jump so high up on draft boards? Was it solely based on 40 time? Draft a la raiders of the past? He was a late rounder 4th 5th then invited to draft, What made him appealing in such a short time?
He didn't jump, the fear was that his foot would affect his stock but when he ran that time it affirmed that it wasn't a serious issue.

- He was voted team MVP
- Rarely dropped a pass
- Explosive vertical leap at 39 inches
- 72 catches for 1,096 yards while running an injured foot
- Gets great body positioning on jump ball to box out defenders

Combine that with his ability to dip/burst out of his cuts and limited experience then it's pretty clear he has a lot more room to get better since he worked mostly with short passes and has the size/speed to genuinely beat press coverage off the jam at the NFL level.
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Old 05-21-2014, 09:20 AM   #128
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I thought he injured the foot "training for the 3-cone" in the draft. Now I'm seeing that he ran on an injured foot all year. Which one is it?
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Old 05-21-2014, 09:24 AM   #129
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I get all those measurables. But he def jumped up boards. I haven't seen one example of him being talked about as a 1st-2nd before the surgery. All he did at the combine was bench press. I'm just saying its impressive(and a little nervousness) when someone shoots up that fast.
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Old 05-21-2014, 09:28 AM   #130
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I thought he injured the foot "training for the 3-cone" in the draft. Now I'm seeing that he ran on an injured foot all year. Which one is it?
Supposedly he did it in January. Just on an excerise run.

http://durangoherald.com/article/201...rts&source=RSS

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Old 05-21-2014, 09:28 AM   #131
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I get all those measurables. But he def jumped up boards. I haven't seen one example of him being talked about as a 1st-2nd before the surgery. All he did at the combine was bench press. I'm just saying its impressive(and a little nervousness) when someone shoots up that fast.
he ran at his pro day
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Old 05-21-2014, 09:31 AM   #132
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This article backs up what DB is saying:

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Impressive enough that he's now broken into the first round in most recent draft projections for this coming Saturday. That may come as a surprise to some. Latimer finished at IU with second team All-Big Ten honors and here in Bloomington, we knew what he was. However, the NFL gurus all had him as a late round pick in initial season ending mocks.

Despite battling a foot injury, Latimer is likely the hottest stock in the draft as of now. Going from projected late round to back end of the first in just a few short months is impressive.
http://www.crimsonquarry.com/2014/5/...ft-projections
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Old 05-21-2014, 09:31 AM   #133
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Other than that IAOFM article where are you seeing he was projected as a 4 / 5 round pick?
He was projected as a 4-5 round pick by just about every site until about 2 weeks after his pro day.
From NFL.com to NFL Draft Scout/CBS.
Only after that 40 time did he spring up the draft boards.
Hell even then he was still seen as a 2nd rounder until a bit closer to the draft when Macshay and others started putting him in the first and saying they were impressed by his film.

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He didn't jump, the fear was that his foot would affect his stock but when he ran that time it affirmed that it wasn't a serious issue.

- He was voted team MVP
- Rarely dropped a pass
- Explosive vertical leap at 39 inches
- 72 catches for 1,096 yards while running an injured foot
- Gets great body positioning on jump ball to box out defenders

Combine that with his ability to dip/burst out of his cuts and limited experience then it's pretty clear he has a lot more room to get better since he worked mostly with short passes and has the size/speed to genuinely beat press coverage off the jam at the NFL level.

He jumped, we even talked all about it in the OM mock draft.
Most were shocked he went as high as he did.
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Old 05-21-2014, 09:33 AM   #134
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This article backs up what DB is saying:

http://www.crimsonquarry.com/2014/5/...ft-projections
Good find tony
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Old 05-21-2014, 09:51 AM   #135
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This article backs up what DB is saying:

http://www.crimsonquarry.com/2014/5/...ft-projections
Thanks for posting that. I sort of see the Anquan Boldin comparisons. Hopefully Latimer has a similar rookie season.
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Old 05-21-2014, 09:51 AM   #136
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He jumped, we even talked all about it in the OM mock draft.
Most were shocked he went as high as he did.
Jumped according to who? Draft pundits? Yeah right, those guys get a lot of their info when scouts/coaches start getting together after the season to sort through prospects.
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Jumped according to who? Draft pundits? Yeah right, those guys get a lot of their info when scouts/coaches start getting together after the season to sort through prospects.
Those pundits also talk to scouts during the year. Even rumor guys were talking about Latimer moving up closer to the draft.
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What the hell are you guys arguing about?

He was invited to the draft in NYC. That should tell you all you need to know. That piece of information alone is worth more than all your mock drafts and draft boards.
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Those pundits also talk to scouts during the year.
For every prospect? Especially guys who weren't anticipated to declare for the draft like Latimer?

Right.
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Old 05-21-2014, 04:07 PM   #141
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What the hell are you guys arguing about?

He was invited to the draft in NYC. That should tell you all you need to know. That piece of information alone is worth more than all your mock drafts and draft boards.
So was Brady Quinn.


Not that I'm comparing. I think latimer has all the tools to be a great possesion reciever
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What the hell are you guys arguing about?

He was invited to the draft in NYC. That should tell you all you need to know. That piece of information alone is worth more than all your mock drafts and draft boards.
Yep. Regardless of where he started out, by the time the draft rolled around he was seriously being looked at as a first-round pick.
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So was Brady Quinn.


Not that I'm comparing. I think latimer has all the tools to be a great possesion reciever
I'm having a hard time understanding how that supports your POV
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What the hell are you guys arguing about?

He was invited to the draft in NYC. That should tell you all you need to know. That piece of information alone is worth more than all your mock drafts and draft boards.
Tom Savage was also invited to the NFL draft this year.

So does that mean he's going to be pummeling defences with a flying elbow from the top rope?

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Tom Savage was also invited to the NFL draft this year.

So does that mean he's going to be pummeling defences with a flying elbow from the top rope?
I'll be more clear - Latimer was invited and ACCEPTED the invite to NYC.
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So was Brady Quinn.


Not that I'm comparing. I think latimer has all the tools to be a great possesion reciever
Not sure what that has anything to do with what this fools are talking about.
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Not sure what that has anything to do with what this fools are talking about.
You are making it out to sound that anyone that gets invited is a great player. Quinn wAs hardly that.


Also, **** you
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Yep. Regardless of where he started out, by the time the draft rolled around he was seriously being looked at as a first-round pick.
My entire point was did he rise solely on a 40 time? Cause everyone knew his drop ratio, route ability, blocking skills, etc before that 40 time. None of those measurables moved the needle much. A 40 time happens and bam, he rose up fast.
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It doesn't take away ****. DT is one of the top 5 WR's in the NFL.
Latimer being here doesn't impact anything except Welker.
This.

Latimer has ZERO affect on DT's potential contract.

It will cost a lot one way or the other.

They have plenty of cap to keep DT, and 2-3 others.
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You are making it out to sound that anyone that gets invited is a great player. Quinn wAs hardly that.


Also, **** you
I skimmed through the last few pages and felt as if people were talking about where he was ranked pre-draft. Seeing the Tom savage post tells me there was some of that.

And yes you can **** me as long as you deep throat my long shablang 1st.
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