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Old 05-10-2014   #1
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6'3" 220 with 4.4ish speed...now has not played football worth a spit.
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Analysis

Strengths
Exceptional size, length and closing speed. Can get over the top and leverage the field. Plays with emotion. Superb pro day workout, posting some sub-4.4-second 40 times and a 38-inch vertical jump. Flashes straight-line striking ability when he has a clean angle.
Weaknesses
Pedals tall and does not play to timed speed. Has a bit of a track mentality. Cautious running alley. Not a strong, face-up, wrap tackler. Does not trigger quickly vs. the run and is late to see plays developing. Average processing speed. Gives up too much separation in transition and is not quick out of his pedal. Shaky hands -- not a natural catcher and will mistime jumps. Marginal career production on the ball.
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Rounds 6-7
Bottom Line
A long-limbed, rangy back-half defender with intriguing straight-line speed, range and leaping ability to compete for a job as a backup safety and special-teams performer. Has intriguing physical tools to be molded if he bows up.
http://www.nfl.com/draft/2014/profil...ine?id=2549940
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To me that`s the perfect mr. irrelevant. A guy with exceptional size and speed that plays with an attitude but is really raw. Take a look at him, try to teach him to use his physical gifts. With his traits he could turn into a star - well he probably will be out of the league in 2 years, but still, this is a guy you absolutely should take a flyer on.
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To me that`s the perfect mr. irrelevant. A guy with exceptional size and speed that plays with an attitude but is really raw. Take a look at him, try to teach him to use his physical gifts. With his traits he could turn into a star - well he probably will be out of the league in 2 years, but still, this is a guy you absolutely should take a flyer on.
It beats a 5'10 safety that runs a 4.7 40 .
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Wonder if he can return punts and kickoffs...
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Beats a over the hill safety with 2 bad hips.
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It beats a 5'10 safety that runs a 4.7 40 .
Keo?
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This guy will at least make the PS.

I need to watch him some more, but I think he has a chance to be more than Mr. IRRELEVANT.
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Belated poll.
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Belated poll.
I shall not vote since this is a prospect rather than instant help. I will say there are about 10 guys I would have picked instead of this guy. But he has nice measurables and hopefully we have good coaches.
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i like his speed and his swagger. You never know
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I shall not vote since this is a prospect rather than instant help. I will say there are about 10 guys I would have picked instead of this guy. But he has nice measurables and hopefully we have good coaches.
I changed my mind. Voted positive on attitude.
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Wow i really like this kid, and if not for the article noone would of known that while on his trip he participated in this ! Very cool !
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Default Re: Selection 7.256: Lonnie Ballentine S

They really go all out for "Mr. Irrelvant"... there's a lot of events/appearances.
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Sounds like cannon fodder for training camp. A fat C+ is what is deserved, IMO.
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Pete Bommarito of BPS is reported by John Harris to have said Ballentine has the best work ethic of any prospect they've worked with. And "by the way, he's 6'3", 220 lbs. and runs a 4.4" 40 yard dash.
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Pete Bommarito of BPS is reported by John Harris to have said Ballentine has the best work ethic of any prospect they've worked with. And "by the way, he's 6'3", 220 lbs. and runs a 4.4" 40 yard dash.
This kids' measurables are insane. If they can coach him up and develop him, he could be a great pick.
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