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awtysst
03-14-2007, 05:07 PM
How was JR's Pro Day? Anyone know?

Ole Miss Texan
03-14-2007, 05:12 PM
LOUISIANA STATE: MARCH 14
The workout was held indoors on FieldTurf. Over 100 NFL personnel were there.
Player Position Gil's comments
JaMarcus Russell QB All Russell (258 pounds) did was run one 40-yard dash in 4.83 seconds and perform position drills. He threw to receivers Dwayne Bowe and Craig Davis.

Dwayne Bowe WR Bowe ran his 40s in 4.49 and 4.40 seconds.

Craig Davis WR Davis ran his 40s in 4.44 and 4.41 seconds.

Daniel Francis DB Francis ran a 40 in 4.41 seconds, but pulled up and did not run a second.

http://www.nfl.com/draft/analysis/individual_workouts#LSU

i just looked quickly and thats all i could find..espn may have something but i havn't checked.

TexansCanes
03-14-2007, 05:44 PM
Here is a link with all the results. My roommate was there filming and said JaMarcus was a little late on some of his throws and some were behind the receivers but all and all he threw well and the scouts were really impressed with his arm. He also said Dwayne Bowe had some problems holding on to the ball.

http://www.lsusports.net/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=5200&ATCLID=815414

Silver Oak
03-14-2007, 06:52 PM
Path to the Draft said he had lost a little weight since the combine in an effort to show he has a good work ethic. They also said he had eaten dinner with the Raider staff one night in a get acquainted thing.

Trap_Star
03-14-2007, 07:12 PM
LOUISIANA STATE: MARCH 14
The workout was held indoors on FieldTurf. Over 100 NFL personnel were there.
Player Position Gil's comments
JaMarcus Russell QB All Russell (258 pounds) did was run one 40-yard dash in 4.83 seconds and perform position drills. He threw to receivers Dwayne Bowe and Craig Davis.

Dwayne Bowe WR Bowe ran his 40s in 4.49 and 4.40 seconds.

Craig Davis WR Davis ran his 40s in 4.44 and 4.41 seconds.

Daniel Francis DB Francis ran a 40 in 4.41 seconds, but pulled up and did not run a second.

http://www.nfl.com/draft/analysis/individual_workouts#LSU

i just looked quickly and thats all i could find..espn may have something but i havn't checked.

I guess Landry did'nt workout...

Ole Miss Texan
03-14-2007, 07:58 PM
I guess Landry did'nt workout...

he did, there is a good link above to go to..I forget landry's exact numbers but there were pretty good. It has like 20 lsu players that worked out.

HomeBred_Texan
03-14-2007, 08:04 PM
Not saying it won't happen, but I just find it hard to believe that Oakland will take him over Calvin Johnson. Yes, I know that Oakland needs a QB in the worst way, but I just don't think JR is Raider material... Just MHO...

I more or less see them taking CJ with the 1st pick and then grabbing Mr Heisman, Smith in the 2md. But that is just me....

awtysst
03-14-2007, 08:10 PM
Not saying it won't happen, but I just find it hard to believe that Oakland will take him over Calvin Johnson. Yes, I know that Oakland needs a QB in the worst way, but I just don't think JR is Raider material... Just MHO...

I more or less see them taking CJ with the 1st pick and then grabbing Mr Heisman, Smith in the 2md. But that is just me....

Think they would let go of their 2nd for Mr.Carr?

Ole Miss Texan
03-14-2007, 08:11 PM
Not saying it won't happen, but I just find it hard to believe that Oakland will take him over Calvin Johnson. Yes, I know that Oakland needs a QB in the worst way, but I just don't think JR is Raider material... Just MHO...

I more or less see them taking CJ with the 1st pick and then grabbing Mr Heisman, Smith in the 2md. But that is just me....

If they were smart...they'd draft CJ and get a veteran QB to take over for 1-2 years while they rebuild their o-line..then have a younger QB come in and take over (i think that's what we need to do too)

I think cleveland could take Joe Thomas if available and get a guy like Michael Bush in the 2nd...but AP is simply amazing and understand if they've fallin in love..i have..lol

kastofsna
03-15-2007, 12:07 PM
todd mcshay said russell had the best pro day of any QB in the last 10 years.

Vinny
03-15-2007, 12:15 PM
todd mcshay said russell had the best pro day of any QB in the last 10 years.
I watch a TON of SEC football and this doesn't shock me a bit. What shocks me is when people pick the guy apart and discredit him based on second hand observations...but I won't name names. :juggle:

nunusguy
03-15-2007, 12:21 PM
And the thing about Russel, until he rounds into the QB you expected he can
play TE or SAM for you. Guys a real horse.

kastofsna
03-15-2007, 12:26 PM
I watch a TON of SEC football and this doesn't shock me a bit. What shocks me is when people pick the guy apart and discredit him based on second hand observations...but I won't name names. :juggle:
i mainly pick him apart based on what i've seen on the field. it's pretty easy. the stuff about him being aloof and astray doesn't help.

probably the strongest arm ever, but little else.

Porky
03-15-2007, 12:28 PM
They had some of his workout on path to the draft on nfl network last night. I tivo'd it but fell asleep before he came on. I will watch it tonight.

In any case, if this rumored deal comes down with Moss for Aaron Rogers, there may be a slight crack open for him to drop, although I doubt it. Even if he makes it past two which is doubtful, TB might gobble him up, or some team like the Fins might trade up. But, you never know....

My Hero
03-15-2007, 12:30 PM
Path to the Draft said he had lost a little weight since the combine in an effort to show he has a good work ethic. They also said he had eaten dinner with the Raider staff one night in a get acquainted thing.



I think that he fits the Raider mystique.

kastofsna
03-15-2007, 12:31 PM
i think even if russell is sitting there at #9, the fins don't touch him.

everything miami has done this offseason though points to drafting SOME quarterback. i'm expecting an attempt to move up and grab quinn. if not there, perhaps stanton in the 2nd round. the position will be addressed in the first two rounds.

Champ
03-15-2007, 12:31 PM
NFL Network coverage of LSU's pro day. Mike Mayock also raving about Russell.

http://www.darkatreyu.com/storms/LSU_PRODAY.wmv

kastofsna
03-15-2007, 12:35 PM
btw, a member of the dolphins board attended the pro-day. here's his report:
The absolute nano-second JaMarcus Russell is drafted he will automatically have the strongest arm in the NFL. Bar none.
But, when he was throwing the route tree to Dwayne Bowe and Craig Davis, he had some accuracy issues. I'm almost 100% positive it was a machanics issue. On the throws where he delivered the ball overhead, the passes were dead on and a thing of beauty.
But during some throws, he tried to show off his arm strength and began to "sling" it. That caused some passes to go a little high or behind the receiver. But overall, watching him throw a football is a thing to behold. I have never seen a ball just absolutely jump out of someone's hands like a rocket. BTW, he lost about 10 pounds since the combine at Indy.

Dwayne Bowe has the body of an absolute addonis. He is a 6'4" receiver, but not frail at all. He will have no problem whatsoever going over the middle and catching balls. He did that great at LSU anyway.
However, on some of the throws that JaMarcus sailed or put behind him, he did not catch them. He even dropped a 9 route (bomb) down the sideline. Aside from a few drops though, Bowe looked extremely fluid and fast.

LaRon Landry is an absolute animal. He is probably one of the top 10 athletes in LSU history.
CK, if you think this guy would not be a good pick at 9, I think you are mistaken.
His cone drills were excellent. (didn't get the official times though.) He did great on the read and react drill that tests instincts. And, of course, he is very fast. Landry could elevate the Dolphins defense even more so by bringing an absolute force in the middle of the secondary.

Craig "Buster" Davis looked very fast today. He is not a small receiver himself, (he's 6'2") but Dwayne Bowe still looked much, much bigger. But Davis really helped himself by the 40 he ran, and I can really see him getting picked at the top of the second round. If we go another direction at pick 9, we would be blessed to have Davis available at pick 40. He would address the speed need at WR.


I didn't get to look at the official 40 times (Boomer posted them in another thread) but I did get a few sample ones from people timing around me.

Dwayne Bowe's 1st 40: 4.47
Dwayne Bowe's 2nd 40: 4.44

Buster Davis' 1st 40: 4.44
Buster Davis' 2nd 40: 4.40 (Now, Buster himself said he saw one clock that had him at 4.34 after his second run. I don't know how accurate that is, but he looked blazing fast regardless of what the time was.)

JaMarcus Russell's only 40: 4.7

OzzO
03-15-2007, 12:57 PM
i think even if russell is sitting there at #9, the fins don't touch him.

everything miami has done this offseason though points to drafting SOME quarterback. i'm expecting an attempt to move up and grab quinn. if not there, perhaps stanton in the 2nd round. the position will be addressed in the first two rounds.

You may already have seen this (http://www.kffl.com/hotw/nfl)....

Dolphins | Quinn could visit team
Wed, 14 Mar 2007 21:20:59 -0700

Armando Salguero, of the Miami Herald, reports the Miami Dolphins are interested in speaking with Notre Dame QB Brady Quinn, and could bring him to visit as part of their annual visits of college players. They could be considering a scenario where they trade up to the No. 2 overall pick, where the Detroit Lions are listening to offers. The Dolphins currently have the No. 9 pick in the draft, and also have two second-round picks.

Then a little further down, pretty much says the same thing - but for Russell.

kastofsna
03-15-2007, 01:09 PM
typical pre-draft stuff from the miami papers. "could be interested" means "hey uh maybe i dunno, they might be thinking about moving up? who knows...maybe. right? makes sense. i dunno."

beerlover
03-15-2007, 01:14 PM
makes alot of sense for Miami to trade w/detroit for the 2nd pick. would assume its Russell over Quinn, they still have Daunte Culpepper to mentor him, seems ideal to me. similar to the San Diego Chargers Brees/Rivers. maybe if it works smoothly they could re-coup a draft pick back by trading Culpepper once/if he regains his form.

would take more than the 1st & two 2nds (#9, #40, #60) most likey a 2nd or 3rd next year as well to move up into the 2nd position. in a case like this you do what you need to do to aquire your franchise QB. Detroit would benefit with all the extra picks & really turn around the franchise, but if I where a Detroit Lions fan I'd want Matt Millen out first :hunter:

threetoedpete
03-15-2007, 01:18 PM
todd mcshay said russell had the best pro day of any QB in the last 10 years.

So did Mayock..." Best college arm I've ever seen." ..over anybody...
Threetoed pete told ya too. :shades: Hotest arm I've seen seen
Farve came out.

Texan_Aggie222
03-15-2007, 09:04 PM
I also heard that he had a great pro day. But, I said it once and I'll say it again. It doesn't matter how good he looks in shorts and a T-Shirt, it is how well he plays with the pads on, and the last time he played was in the Sugar Bowl, and he looked awfully good that game.

kastofsna
03-16-2007, 07:15 AM
he looked ok. i've seen much better performances against that terrible defense.

edo783
03-16-2007, 11:50 AM
I'm not sure he would fit in our style of offense (although he was faster and more mobile than expected) the only concern I would have with him is, can he keep his weight in check, and perhaps lose a few more pounds. Put him on a pocket passing type team that likes to chuck it down range (can you say Oakland?)and I suspect you have a big time winner.

Ole Miss Texan
03-16-2007, 01:13 PM
I'm not sure he would fit in our style of offense (although he was faster and more mobile than expected) the only concern I would have with him is, can he keep his weight in check, and perhaps lose a few more pounds. Put him on a pocket passing type team that likes to chuck it down range (can you say Oakland?)and I suspect you have a big time winner.

That's what I'm thinking as well. I like the fact that he's so hard to bring down though. Be a pretty big waste of that arm if he's throwing 90% of his passes less than 10 yards..lol.