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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I like him 19. Tyvon Branch, Connecticut, 5113, 204, 4.31, 19, (CB/S/KR) Outstanding timed speed. Has terrific size and bulk. Return ability. Get the picture. Speed, speed and speed! He is also a great athlete. For a tall corner he ...

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Old 04-17-2008, 09:24 AM   #11
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Re: Small School "Sleepers" - How many do we get this y

I like him

19. Tyvon Branch, Connecticut, 5113, 204, 4.31, 19, (CB/S/KR)
Outstanding timed speed. Has terrific size and bulk. Return ability. Get the picture. Speed, speed and speed! He is also a great athlete. For a tall corner he has pretty good flexibility, and turn and go ability. Good instincts and awareness. Smart with a great football IQ. He will come up and support the run. He is tough, physical reliable tackler. He should also contribute as a special teams ace. A respected team leader. Three-year starter with a lot of experience. Young, with a lot of upside left.
Not a very solid technique guys as a CB at this stage. Hips aren't fluid and he struggles to transition. He does not have very good hands or ball skills and can gets outsmarted. Is not a playmaker. He is out of position a lot. Needs to mature physically. Does a much better job in zone coverage than he does in man. Doesn't always play up to his measurables. Workout Warrior with prototypical triangle numbers. May not be a perfect fit for every team
More of developmental ht/wt/speed guy at this point, but has the tools to really develop. He could be forced to make a position change, being looked at as a potential safety. Snuck up on people as a pro prospect but he really is the total package.
Also ...As a prep he was named the Gatorade New York State Track Athlete of the Year and won the 2004 National Indoor Track Championship in the 60 meters (6.82)..
Was arrested in May of 2005 when he and some teammates shot out a car window with a B.B. gun.

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I ranked him early as a 4/5 guy but with work outs at pro day he has moved into the 3/4 range. FS is where I would place him. To bad we do not have a pick in 4 if he was there I would take him. We would have to trade down or reach big time in 3 to get him.

I am hoping for
Antwaun Molden, Eastern Kentucky, 6007, 195, 4.40, 23, 37.5 (CB/S)
to be around in the third

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Re: Small School "Sleepers" - How many do we get this y

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I like him

19. Tyvon Branch, Connecticut, 5113, 204, 4.31, 19, (CB/S/KR)
Outstanding timed speed. Has terrific size and bulk. Return ability. Get the picture. Speed, speed and speed! He is also a great athlete. For a tall corner he has pretty good flexibility, and turn and go ability. Good instincts and awareness. Smart with a great football IQ. He will come up and support the run. He is tough, physical reliable tackler. He should also contribute as a special teams ace. A respected team leader. Three-year starter with a lot of experience. Young, with a lot of upside left.
Not a very solid technique guys as a CB at this stage. Hips aren't fluid and he struggles to transition. He does not have very good hands or ball skills and can gets outsmarted. Is not a playmaker. He is out of position a lot. Needs to mature physically. Does a much better job in zone coverage than he does in man. Doesn't always play up to his measurables. Workout Warrior with prototypical triangle numbers. May not be a perfect fit for every team
More of developmental ht/wt/speed guy at this point, but has the tools to really develop. He could be forced to make a position change, being looked at as a potential safety. Snuck up on people as a pro prospect but he really is the total package.
Also ...As a prep he was named the Gatorade New York State Track Athlete of the Year and won the 2004 National Indoor Track Championship in the 60 meters (6.82)..
Was arrested in May of 2005 when he and some teammates shot out a car window with a B.B. gun.

CB in the 2008 Draft: Rounds 4/5 - Black and Gold Forums

I ranked him early as a 4/5 guy but with work outs at pro day he has moved into the 3/4 range. FS is where I would place him. To bad we do not have a pick in 4 if he was there I would take him. We would have to trade down or reach big time in 3 to get him.

I am hoping for
Antwaun Molden, Eastern Kentucky, 6007, 195, 4.40, 23, 37.5 (CB/S)
to be around in the third
I say NOOOO to any CB with the last name Molden!!!!!!!
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Old 04-18-2008, 11:58 AM   #13
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great prospect for 5th round - if he is there

some have him going earlier some have him late 5th - I think he would be a great value....

Wesley Woodward, Kentucky - OLB

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Re: Small School "Sleepers" - How many do we get this y

Well done with the Studebaker.

Woodyard is a bit undersized (height and weight) but with some work in the weight room could develop into a solid player. Would be a strong special teams player from the get go. Personally, I think he is a better fit for a Cover 2 scheme but you certainly cant deny the production in the SEC with over 350 tackles in 3 years as a regular in the lineup.
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Re: Small School "Sleepers" - How many do we get this y

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I say NOOOO to any CB with the last name Molden!!!!!!!
Come on let the past go. Besides his name first name is not alex
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