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Giant Tiger
03-30-2014, 10:16 AM
I came across an article on this kid in the Ottawa paper the other day. This kid skipped the CFL combine to work out for 9 NFL teams. I'm no draft expert, but some teams have heard of him & wanted to take a closer look. The Texans weren't there; but with 11 picks this year, wouldn't hurt to at least look at some film on this kid.

http://www.ottawasun.com/2014/03/27/top-prospect-may-be-too-good-for-ottawa-redblacks

NastyNate
03-30-2014, 07:03 PM
I came across an article on this kid in the Ottawa paper the other day. This kid skipped the CFL combine to work out for 9 NFL teams. I'm no draft expert, but some teams have heard of him & wanted to take a closer look. The Texans weren't there; but with 11 picks this year, wouldn't hurt to at least look at some film on this kid.

http://www.ottawasun.com/2014/03/27/top-prospect-may-be-too-good-for-ottawa-redblacks

I'm a dummy and don't know.

kiwitexansfan
03-30-2014, 07:10 PM
Please stop spreading misinformation. We don't have 11 picks at this point.

Wait what?

Round 1 Pick 1
Round 2 Pick 1
Round 3 Pick 1
Round 4 Pick 1
Round 4 Pick 35 (COMP)
Round 5 Pick 1
Round 6 Pick 1
Round 6 Pick 5 (Schaub Trade)
Round 6 Pick 35 (COMP)
Round 7 Pick 1
Round 7 Pick 41 (COMP)

NastyNate
03-30-2014, 07:14 PM
Wait what?

Round 1 Pick 1
Round 2 Pick 1
Round 3 Pick 1
Round 4 Pick 1
Round 4 Pick 35 (COMP)
Round 5 Pick 1
Round 6 Pick 1
Round 6 Pick 5 (Schaub Trade)
Round 6 Pick 35 (COMP)
Round 7 Pick 1
Round 7 Pick 41 (COMP)

Oh jeebus, I just saw they released the compensatory picks a few days ago. I'm an idiot. Disregard. :kubepalm:

Playoffs
04-04-2014, 10:38 AM
https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/nfl-draft--canadian-college-offensive-tackle-could-be-picked-on-second-day-203607891.html

Mike Loyko ‏@NEPD_Loyko
Who is the drafts biggest riser? 6'5" Canadian Medical Student Laurent Duvernay-Tardif. NFL Teams buzzing. Good chance he goes top 100

NCTexan
04-04-2014, 03:21 PM
Kid tested out crazy athletic at his pro-day. He needs to put on some weight though. He's under 300 right now. Good news is he looks like his frame can handle it.

* bench-pressed 34 reps of 225 pounds. Only six of 50 offensive linemen benched more at the NFL scouting combine last month in Indianapolis;
* twice had a vertical leap of 31.5 inches. Only two O-linemen at the combine leaped higher;
* was mad he ran the three-cone ‘L’ drill in 7.3 seconds, even though no O-lineman at the combine ran it in under 7.3;
* ran the 40-yard dash, depending on whose stop watch you gauged, in anywhere from 4.94 and 5.08 seconds. Only five OLs at the combine posted sub-5.0 official times in the 40;
* leaped nine and a half feet in the broad jump -- his personal best by five inches. Only Michigan’s Taylor Lewan -- a likely Top 15 overall pick -- jumped farther at the combine;
* ran the short shuttle in 4.59 seconds. Only 10 OLs did it faster at the combine.

http://www.torontosun.com/2014/03/27/mcgill-lineman-measuring-up-for-nfl-scouts-already-lines-up-visits

PapaL
04-04-2014, 03:49 PM
I would absolutely take a flier on this kid. Some quality time in a weight room and practicing technique and the sky is the limit.