Re: Demaryius Thomas
posted at 3/24/2010 11:51 PM EDT
Patseng, my old nemesis! We meet again.
I think the route running COULD be a negative, but it's hard to tell in the GT offense. In terms of speed, it looks like he gets great separation from CBs and I haven't seen him get caught from behind. If he times at 4.5, then I'd say he's like Joe Haden in that he plays faster than he times out.
Look at the Miami play at about 50 secs in. Just ridiculous. You can't tell me that isn't TERRIFIC ability.
I like your idea of possibly trading up to get guys they like. I think BB talked about this after one of his fishing trips with Jimmie Johnson. Basically, you make a list of guys you want (a practical list considering your draft positions) and maneuver to get those guys. I really think they've been doing this for a long time, last year included.
How is your draft regression working out? Any interesting findings? Where is my boy Brandon Graham?
In Response to Re: Demaryius Thomas
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Demaryius Thomas : Wow a bit defensive? Ok lets start with your first point why trade down when you already have a ton of seconds. One if you feel that you can get 1 of 4 players you want in the early 2nd then grab an early 3rd you get 2 players for the price of one. This is provided they feel the player or type of player they are targetting will be available early in the second otherwise they would use the 1st and grab what they want. If you didn't notice same thing happened last year where the player they targetted (Chung), which in interviews they said they targetted all along, they felt would be around in the early 2nd and trading back not only netted then a couple extra players but also one of the 2nd picks this year. Sounds pretty logical right? And if that didn't top it off I said if he was intent on grabbing Thomas I felt he could be had in the mid to early 2nd so trading back gets you the same player and gets you an extra pick. Good enough reason? You are right I did not watching anything but youtube video on but from the scouting reports from experts I would guess know more about him then you that is what they are saying. He was also clocked in an earlier 40 at 4.60 hardly breakaway nfl speed if you ask me. Also from knowing GT's offense he didn't run the full tree branch of routes you see in the nfl. Matter a fact the offense ran one of the most basic wr packages in college (that's not questionable). From the videos you can see he didn't run them crisp and relied mainly on his physicality then on his wr ability, this does not help him translate into the nfl. So I might not have seen him in person but from what I have seen and what the experts say it is my opinion that he's not a 1st round talent and that I feel Tate, Williams, and Benn are more polished impact WR's. Now 2-3 years down the road Thomas's raw talent might make him a #1 but I want the polished route runner now and for the next couple years more then I want a project (that's why we drafted Tate as our project wr) but that's just my opinion, nothing to get defensive and angry over. This is coming from another prospect site though so read below: The Weaknesses of Demaryius Thomas The main doubts surrounding Thomas involve his speed. Does he have enough burst to succeed as a pro wide receiver, or should he just bulk up a bit and be a tight end? Reports on his 40-yard dash time were vague entering the NFL combines, ranging from 4.5 to 4.6. Draft analysts also question Thomas' route running and his lack of experience in a pro-style offense. They also wonder if his statistics weren't actually helped by playing two seasons with a run-first team. After all, opposing defenses were very rarely set up to stop the pass.
Posted by PatsEng[/QUOTE]