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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Akron may be the most athletic guard in the country. Alleman is very explosive off the line of scrimmage and he is as tough as they come. Possessing very good quickness and balance, Alleman sets up well and can move ...

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Old 04-28-2007, 10:46 PM   #1
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OG - Andy Alleman - 6040, 305, 5.07 Akron

Akron may be the most athletic guard in the country. Alleman is very explosive off the line of scrimmage and he is as tough as they come. Possessing very good quickness and balance, Alleman sets up well and can move laterally and redirect in pass protection. He positions well and is very effective zone blocking. Plays with a mean streak. Gets good movement and can really push the pile in the run game. Pulls and can get to the second level very well. A terrific, aggressive athletic with good strength and great stamina. He plays as good in the 4th quarter as he does in the 1st quarter.
A little raw. He might need to add a little weight but can play in any blocking system.
His best days are ahead of him and do not forget he was a defensive end at Pitt before he transferred to Akron and has played offensive guard for only 2 seasons. He is an under-hyped guy who people are missing the boat on. After the combine and the workout Friday, Alleman could be the No. 1 guard in the country
He had the best 10 yard run - 1.71, best broad jump, and best vertical of the top 10 guards, in the bench press (30 repetitions of 225 pounds), broad jump (8-feet-10), pro agility short shuttle (4.38 seconds) and three-cone ``L'' drill (7.44 seconds), which also is the fastest time in the country for an offensive lineman. according to Combine information. Throw the 40 times out the window because offensive linemen played in the box (within 10 yards from their position).

Now i am happy.

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Old 04-28-2007, 10:48 PM   #2
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I agree Hagen. This is a good pick and provides some much needed depth to our O-line. Smart pick.
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Old 04-28-2007, 10:50 PM   #3
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That is one heck of a write up on him!
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Old 04-28-2007, 10:50 PM   #4
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anytime it says the guy plays with a mean streak im all for it....we need more guys like that
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Old 04-28-2007, 10:50 PM   #5
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yeah i like it too. like the write up on him
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on sirius nfl radio, they said this guy was a "broncos style offensive lineman". i think i understand what they are getting at, but whatever.
this draft reminds me of last year's, name guy in round one and a bunch of players that have you scratching your head after that.
the front office must scout the hell out of the little schools.
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Old 04-28-2007, 10:52 PM   #7
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yeah well heres some freakish numbers for you. this guys is strong man.

Alleman proved right, as he quickly established himself as one of the best drive blockers in the Mid-American Conference. Known for the intensity of his offseason training regimen, he set numerous Akron lifting records (465-pound bench press, 595-pound squat). His workouts also got him named by ESPN.com in the spring of 2006 as one of the nation's "workout freaks."
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Old 04-28-2007, 11:01 PM   #8
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I am betting he is starting within to years.
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what are the chances we try to move him back to DT?
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Old 04-28-2007, 11:06 PM   #10
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Alleman is a throwback to the days when guards like Dan Dierdorf and Conrad Dobler of the old St. Louis Cardinals punished defensive linemen on a regular basis. The former Pittsburgh defensive end is a strong, powerful athlete, who left the Panthers program after the 2003 season. The Pittsburgh staff wanted him to continue playing on the defensive line, but Alleman felt he was a better offensive guard. He transferred to Akron, where former Pittsburgh assistant coach, J.D. Brookhart, had taken over as the Zips' head coach in 2004.
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