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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Maybe, the guy is talented, but would be a major project. Hopefully he lasted unitil the 4th...

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Old 03-25-2005, 03:37 PM   #11
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Who's definitely left at 16?

Maybe, the guy is talented, but would be a major project. Hopefully he lasted unitil the 4th
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Old 03-25-2005, 03:38 PM   #12
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Matt Jones
QB | (6\'5\", 220, 4.65) | ARKANSAS

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Career Totals Passing Rushing
SEASON CMP ATT YDS CMP% YPA TD INT SACK RAT ATT YDS AVG TD
2004 151 264 2073 57.2 7.9 15 12 11 132.8 83 622 7.5 6
2003 132 230 1917 57.4 8.3 18 7 6 147.1 96 707 7.4 8
2002 122 234 1592 52.1 6.8 16 8 20 125.0 129 614 4.8 5
2001 12 27 275 44.4 10.2 4 3 2 156.7 74 616 8.3 5
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Strengths: Is a very good athlete for his size. He has great height and good bulk for his frame. He has decent quickness but really accelerates as he runs. He has long strides and seems to be deceptive in his speed when he takes off to run because defenders often come up short on their pursuit angles. He has adequate arm strength. Throws a good deep ball and shows better accuracy and touch on those passes than on short-to-intermediate ones that require more precision and zip. He is a dual threat who is very difficult to defend because of his mobility and effectiveness as a thrower on the run. Also has versatility and could have more upside as a WR in the NFL.

Weaknesses: Has a very nonchalant attitude. Not sure if he loves playing the game of football? Is too inconsistent as a passer. His accuracy varies and he misses entirely too many targets. He doesn\'t have great patience in the pocket. Will take off too early and tries to run too much at times. Doesn\'t have a great feel for reading defenses or picking up hot reads. He locks on to his primary target too often and does a poor job of making his check downs. He has adequate but not good arm strength and would struggle to fit the ball into tight spots in the NFL. He also seems uncomfortable inside the pocket and tries to roll outside a lot and get on the move.

Overview: Jones is an interesting late round draft prospect because of his athleticism, size and versatility. Also a four-year member of the Razorback\'s basketball team, Jones began his football career at Arkansas as a wide receiver. He split time at quarterback and wide receiver as a freshman in 2001 before taking over as the fulltime starting quarterback in \'02. He has had lingering injuries and he continues to be an inconsistent performer with more of a sandlot style than anything. Jones has great size, decent arm strength and good athletic ability, but in all likelihood his best chance of making it in the NFL will be as a possession receiver. He has experience at the position, he has enough speed and running ability, and he certainly is a big enough target to take a chance on in the final few rounds of the 2005 draft.
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Old 03-25-2005, 03:46 PM   #13
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Thanks for the post. I didn\'t know he had character issues
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Old 03-25-2005, 03:48 PM   #14
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Honestly, me either. I just knew he was supposed to be like a 4th round guy or such at the earliest. I was not aware of character issues until I just read that.
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Old 03-25-2005, 03:54 PM   #15
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TRAVIS JOHNSON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I don\'t think Matt Jones needs to beef up. I can\'t see why they want to make him into a tightend. He has the size, speed, and hands to make a switch to WR just as Drew Bennett did years ago. Making a former QB with his attributes help block DE\'s and linebackers is a little strange to me. I\'d say he would make a fine receiver down the road and would gamble on his with a late 3rd/4th round draft pick on him.

About his speed, he ran a 4.4 at the combine. They need to update that.

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Old 03-25-2005, 07:37 PM   #16
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i\'d take brown only because o tackles are so hard to come by. and if we have a solid line this year ( that depending on mayberry and gandy\'s play) then we have someone that next year could be a stud at tackle. maybe he can play this year. either way if the guy is going to be a very good o tackle we cant go wrong. they are hard to find
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Old 03-26-2005, 11:32 AM   #17
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Who's definitely left at 16?

The only guy on ur list Danno i would stay away from is Hawthorne. Heard he has a lot of the traits that Sully does, plus he will probably be there in the 2nd. Any of those other guys would be fine.
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Old 03-26-2005, 11:51 AM   #18
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Hawthorne is actually the complete opposite of Sullivan. He is considered to be an extremely hard worker. Johnson, Hawthorne, and Cody are considered the top 3 defensive tackles.
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