this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Seahawks | Parker Signed - from www.KFFL.com Fri, 30 Apr 2004 10:41:31 -0700 The Seattle Seahawks have announced the team has signed undrafted rookie free agent S Arnold Parker (Utah). Terms of the deal were not disclosed. I thought loomis ...
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Seahawks | Parker Signed - from www.KFFL.com
Fri, 30 Apr 2004 10:41:31 -0700
The Seattle Seahawks have announced the team has signed undrafted rookie free agent S Arnold Parker (Utah). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
I thought loomis would've at least signed Arnold Parker as a free agent
Position: Cornerback/Strong Safety
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nev.
Analysis | Agility | High School | Personal
Versatile defender with experience at both cornerback positions, in addition to playing strong safety and nickel back ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â¦ One of the fastest players to ever wear a Utah uniform, boasting a 4.36 clocking in the 40-yard dash ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â¦ Started 35 of 45 games, recording 213 tackles (121 solos) with nine sacks for minus-68 yards, 22ÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â½ stops for losses of 110 yards, five forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, an interception and 19 pass deflections.
Positives: Has a tall, long and naturally muscled upper and lower body, with very low body fat ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â¦ Could add at least 10 more pounds to his frame with no loss in speed ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â¦ Flashes good field awareness, alertly locating the ball ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â¦ Has the foot speed to stay tight with receivers on deep routes ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â¦ Does a good job in man coverage, using his hands effectively to reroute receivers from their patterns ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â¦ Could shift to safety in the pros due to his outstanding ability to cover ground ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â¦ Shows explosion coming out of his transition and crisp change-of-direction agility ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â¦ Very aggressive in run support and does a nice job flushing the quarterback out of the pocket in backside pursuit ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â¦ Uses his hands with force to drag opponents down ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â¦ Punishes receivers when checking off the line ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â¦ Stays low in his pads and does a nice job of redirecting when working through trash.
Negatives: Allows too much cushion, relying a lot on his recovery speed to get to the receiver ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â¦ Has good hip flexibility turning out of his backpedal, but takes a big drop step that makes him appear a little slow with his initial burst ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â¦ Runs well in zone coverage, but plays the receiver too loose to effectively break up the play ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â¦ Plays the receiver, rather than the ball, doing a poor job of tracking the ball over his shoulders ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â¦ Has excellent leaping ability, but poorly times his approach (needs to refine his technique in order to get to the ball at its high point) ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â¦ Does not have natural hands to make the interception (but very effective batting the ball away) ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â¦ Relies more on power and his hands to take his opponent down (lacks classic wrap-up tackling technique).
4.36/4.43 in the 40-yard dash ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â¦ 315-pound bench press ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â¦ 445-pound back squat ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â¦ 285-pound power clean ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â¦ 35ÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â½-inch vertical jump ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â¦ 32ÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â¼-inch arm length ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â¦ 9-inch hands ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â¦ Right-handed.
Attended Cimarron Memorial (Las Vegas, Nev.) High, playing football for coach Greg Spencer ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â¦ Named Nevada Player of the Year as a senior in 1998, adding all-state and all-conference honors while competing as a linebacker and running back ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â¦ All-region choice on offense, serving as team captain for both football and track ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â¦ Led the gridiron team to the state championship (1997-98).
Graduated in December 2003 with a degree in Sociology ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â¦ Son of Arnold Parker and Kathy Jackson Gamble (lives with mother) ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â¦ Father played basketball for Nevada-Las Vegas ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â¦ Born July 1, 1981 ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â¦ Resides in Las Vegas, Nev.
[Edited on 3/5/2004 by ami2kind4words]