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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Interesting.... Last spring, Cody scaled 373 pounds. He still was too big (370) at the Senior Bowl in late January. But he was down to 354 at the combine a month later, then to 349 on March 10 at pro ...

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Old 04-19-2010, 01:49 PM   #1
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Will Alabama's Cody be a mountain of a bust?

Interesting....

Last spring, Cody scaled 373 pounds. He still was too big (370) at the Senior Bowl in late January. But he was down to 354 at the combine a month later, then to 349 on March 10 at pro day.

"He's a big, fat blob," an NFC personnel man said. "He's a big media creation. If you want a guy to play 10 plays a game and make maybe one play in those 10, then that's your guy. He can't move. He just stands there. He cannot move at all."

Just how slow is Cody's 5.66-second clocking in the 40-yard dash? You can't find a slower drafted defensive tackle in the last 20 years. The closest were Corey Swinson (seventh round, 1995) at 5.62, and Tim Roberts (fifth round, 1992) and Ron Brace (second round, 2009) at 5.51.

"This guy doesn't have any first-step quickness," one scout said.

Assuming Cody still is 349, he would be heavier than any defensive tackle in the last 20 drafts with the exception of 365-pound Jon Kirksey, an eighth-round choice in 1993 who ran 5.29 and played two seasons for St. Louis. Nobody else weighed more than 341.

There are fears that once Cody cashes a signing bonus, his best incentive to watch his weight will be gone. Still, there are 14 teams using the 3-4 defense, and for them he can provide a valuable service.

"The good thing is he has got his life together and is losing weight," said A.J. Smith, general manager of the San Diego Chargers. "Talent? Immense. The only thing he has to worry about is eating himself out of the league."

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Re: Will Alabama's Cody be a mountain of a bust?

If he falls to a team that runs a 3-4 I think he could make a big splash, no pun intended. If he is asked to convert to a 4-3 NT then I don't know. Either way he gave us Tide fans 2 great years of play and no off field issues.
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players at all positions are getting bigger....cody is before his time IMO

he will be dominant for any team that picks him regardless of how much he weighs
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Fat Turd. Sullivan Part Deaux.
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Fat Turd. Sullivan Part Deaux.
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Re: Will Alabama's Cody be a mountain of a bust?

Problem with Cody is his lack of lateral movement. That could not only prevent himself from getting to a play, but could prevent others on the DL from getting to it as well.
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He won't be Ryan Leaf..
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Re: Will Alabama's Cody be a mountain of a bust?

Big guys are always welcomed in the NFL, but a big guy who cannot move is a serious liability at the NFL level. Very decent college player, just don't see an NFL future for this guy.
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Fat Turd. Sullivan Part Deaux.
you do this thing where you compare college players to former NFL players and leave it at that

fact is that no college player is a former nfl player.....thats why there is a draft sir

cody is different and plays differently.....sullivan was not as good a college player as cody
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What if falls on someone ..that worries me Canton...
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