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Old 04-23-2010, 06:47 PM   #1
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Default Eric Decker

Nice pick by the broncos,

check him out

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Old 04-23-2010, 06:48 PM   #2
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Eric Decker, WR, Minnesota

Eric Decker is one of the most NFL ready receivers in this draft class. He's not as flashy as some of the other prospects, but he is already very polished. Decker has been a contributor since his freshman year for the Golden Gophers. In 46 career games, Decker has caught 227 passes for 3119 yards and 24 touchdowns. To go along with his obvious contributions to the passing game, Decker finds a way to make his mark in all phases of the offense. He has rushed the ball 15 times in his career for 114 yards and a touchdown. His skill as a baseball player has also allowed him to complete three of four career passing attempts for 49 yards and two touchdowns. If all that wasn't enough, Decker is also one of the better run blocking receivers in all of college football. He runs very crisp routes and while he's not a burner, he does have very good speed for his size. He has a chance to be a very good possession receiver in the pros (perhaps a more athletic Brian Finneran or Joe Jurevicius). Decker missed 4 games with a foot injury to end the season. If he is healthy and has good workouts in the offseason, he could be drafted in the second round.
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Old 04-23-2010, 06:49 PM   #3
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I LOVE this pick!! By far my favorite WR in the draft. Maybe not the best but my favorite nonetheless.

the guy catches in traffic and is a tough SOB. Perfect to take the slot role in our offense and definitely has the ability to make plays.

We could have went D, but I like this pick too much to harp on that.
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Release: Very good quickness off the line even with his height and strong build. Gets to top speed fast but doesn't have a breakaway gear. Beats the jam using his hands and a sidestep. Recognizes holes in the defense, and looks for the ball immediately.

Hands: Excellent hands, extending them outside his body. Looks the ball in and doesn't let go under pressure. Good concentration in traffic; has the size and vertical to win jump balls. Brings in poorly thrown passes anywhere in his vicinity. Tracks the ball over both shoulders.

Route running: Lines up in the slot and on the sideline; runs all of the routes on the tree. Creates separation with his hands and speed down the sideline, providing nice target. Aware of the first down marker. Understands the offense very well. Works to get free if quarterback is in trouble. Inconsistent planting and driving on out routes.

After the catch: Has enough elusiveness and agility to be used on slip screens at 6-3, 215 pounds. Can stop quickly to let oncoming defenders fly by. Tightropes the sideline on deep patterns. Runs through arm tackles, but doesn't give out hits to smaller defensive backs to get additional yardage.
Blocking: Improved his blocking during his senior year, using his size to negate smaller cornerbacks on the edge. Instead of trying to cut his man or allowing corners to disengage early, as he did in previous seasons, Decker sought out contact and looked willing to sustain so running backs have room to roam when bouncing outside.

Intangibles: Natural athlete with good work habits. Played through high ankle sprain as much as possible last fall, and worked hard to return from knee surgery for bowl game following his junior season. Respected in the locker room.

NFL Comparison: Jordy Nelson, Packers


Injury Report

2008: Left the Michigan game (11/08) early in the contest with a high ankle sprain, missing the next contest vs. Wisconsin (11/15) Underwent arthroscopic left knee surgery after the regular season, but was back on the field for the Insight Bowl vs. Kansas (12/31).

2009: Suffered a cut under his chin that required seven stitches after catching his second pass of the California game (9/19) for a touchdown, but returned to finish the day with 119 yards and two scores on eight receptions

Suffered a left foot injury in the first quarter vs. Ohio State (10/24) that would lead to his career at Minnesota coming to an end. Decker's injury is a Lisfranc sprain, which occurs when there's a fracture and dislocation between the forefoot and mid-foot joints. He was operated on by Dr. Robert Anderson, a highly regarded orthopedic surgeon in Charlotte, N.C., on November 3rd. Anderson has worked with many NFL players. The prognosis is a six-to-eight month rehabilitation period.
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I don't know- is he a white guy so we can compare him to Ed?
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Sans Tebow, every one of their picks has a great ability to run block.
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they run shanny's offense in minihaha (tim Brewster)

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Tebow can prob run block better then Orton, Quinn, or Brandstater.
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Sans Tebow, every one of their picks has a great ability to run block.
Which is great because our run blocking sucked huge amounts of ass last year.
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That's 2 WR's with broken feet and and 10 of 13 on offense drafted.
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This guy has been a forum favorite. A lot of people were high on him.

Sounds like McD wants this offense to get bigger, and more physical. Great stuff.
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That's 2 WR's with broken feet and and 10 of 13 on offense drafted.
You wouldn't be happy with any pick. Its endearing.
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CBS scouting report says he has "velcro-like hands."

Sounds like he catches everything in sight.
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Oh mock, **** off.
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I watched this game live. He had two TDs AFTER this hit. I've wanted him to be a Bronco ever since.
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Intangibles = 1

Excellent work ethic and respected team leader. Puts team first and willing to play with pain. Two-time academic All-Big Ten selection and recorded highest Wonderlic Score (43) at the Combine. A dual sport athlete that played baseball at Minnesota.

Competitiveness/Toughness = 1
Attacks the ball instead of waiting for it to come to him. Fearless going across the middle and can hang onto the ball after taking a big hit. Does an excellent job of working his way back to the QB after initial play breaks down. Doesn't always sustain long enough but works hard to cover up defenders in the run game. Big receiver with a strong upper body (19 reps). Flashes a mean streak.
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they run shanny's offense in minihaha (tim Brewster)
Mmm, not really.
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Of course he catches everything in sight, he plays ****ing baseball you goons.
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this guy is a flat out steal McD killed it in the draft excellent 2nd round how are people b****ing?
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This guy has been a forum favorite. A lot of people were high on him.

Sounds like McD wants this offense to get bigger, and more physical. Great stuff.
Yup, two big bodied WRs who come in knowing how to block, and two bigger bodied interior OL.
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don't know how to embed. But this link is for a youtube highlight video.
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