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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Gil Brandt reporting- Who better to sit and watch players work out with than Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and his son, Steve and head coach Bill Parcells, along with Raiders owner Al Davis? Our fivesome believes that Hampton's Jerome Mathis, ...

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Old 02-28-2005, 09:21 AM   #1
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Gil Brandt reporting-
Who better to sit and watch players work out with than Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and his son, Steve and head coach Bill Parcells, along with Raiders owner Al Davis?

Our fivesome believes that Hampton's Jerome Mathis, who ran somewhere between 4.25 and 4.29 in the 40, ran the fastest 40 in the history of the combine. We think Deion Sanders ran something like 4.28 when he was at the combine over 10 years ago, so Mathis is extremely close to being one of the fastest people at the combine. He made himself some money because he also did a good job in receiving drills.
Harvard quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick took his Wonderlic exam, and got every single question right. That ties him with Pat McInally as the only two people who achieved a perfect score on the test. However, Fitzpatrick finished his exam in nine minutes! That has got to be a record.

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There are three players I believe will climb up in the first round because the difference between them and others at their position throughout the evaluation process isn't close enough. I think offensive tackle Alex Barron, linebacker Derrick Johnson and possibly safety/linebacker Thomas Davis will benefit from their skills and the lack of competition to supplant them. At least 10 teams are hoping to find an offensive left tackle in this draft, and they have to reach a little if they want one of the few good players.



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Old 02-28-2005, 04:16 PM   #2
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I really like Fitzpatrick!! Also made some good throws in the drills
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Old 02-28-2005, 04:59 PM   #3
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Fitz looked good, from what I saw. Watching that kid from BYU throw 43 reps on the bench was a sight. :shockedbig:
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Biggest suprise for me was Vincent Jackson (WR) out of U of North Colorado. He\'s 6\'4\", 235lbs. He looked more comfortable during the catching drills than any other receiver that was present. It was like catching a football was second nature to him.
Matt Jones running a sub-4.4/40 was impressive. They\'re still showing that one handed catch he made during the Senior bowl practices (if you haven\'t seen it, it was pretty damn cool, even for an Arkansas guy).

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Old 02-28-2005, 06:22 PM   #4
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got to pull for mathis only because he is from where i live now.
anyone see clarett? boy that was pretty
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Old 02-28-2005, 08:02 PM   #5
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got to pull for mathis only because he is from where i live now.
anyone see clarett? boy that was pretty
Pretty ugly....has he finished his 40 yet?
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Old 03-02-2005, 06:42 PM   #6
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just pulling in now venturi
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Old 03-02-2005, 10:03 PM   #7
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Jackson is someone I had my eye on as well... Having a huge WR could run over a lot of DB\'s...
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