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Old 03-23-2005   #1
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I had to research this since nothing released yet, but Georgia had its Pro-Day yesterday 3/22 and overall had some outstanding results along with talent, a few of which the Texans may be interested in but it did not name anyone from the Texans staff as present although I'm sure there had to be.
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Every Georgia player that ran the 40 -Pollack and quarterback David Greene did not - improved their time from the NFL combine in Indianapolis last month. No surprise there considering Georgia's track is faster and strength and conditioning coach Dave Van Halanger made conditions favorable by making sure the players ran with the wind at their back.

"I'm glad it didn't rain," wide receiver Reggie Brown said. "I didn't want the wind. I didn't want to give anybody any doubt if I ran good that they would say 'Well, it was a little windy.'"

Brown was clocked by scouts with a 4.39 and 4.42 40.

He ran a 4.49 at the combine, which took some of the luster off his strong showing at the Senior Bowl. Brown is expected to go by the second round in April's NFL draft and could still go in the first round.

"I felt like I came out here and did myself justice," Brown said.

Scouts clocked Thurman with a sub-4.6 40 and Davis with a sub 4.5 40. Davis ran a 4.65 40 in Indianapolis.

"It can only help," said Todd France, Davis' agent.

Wide receiver Fred Gibson, projected by some as a third round pick after the combine, bettered his 40 time from 4.55 to what scouts clocked at 4.45 and 4.42. The 6-foot-4, 196-pound Gibson was also pleased with his ball-catching and route running.

"I took care of business," Gibson said.

Pollack and Davis, both widely projected as first-round draft picks, joined Thurman and Arnold Harrison in linebacker drills. Pollack also took part in drills for defensive end, where he was a three-time All-American. Some teams see him as ideal in a 3-4 scheme as a linebacker.

"I've never really done it before, but its football," said the 6-2 Pollack, who weighed in at 270, five pounds heavier than at the combine.

"That's one of the things that people find appealing about me is that I can play standup or in a three-point stance." Carolina Panthers director of college scouting Tony Softli likes Pollack as an end, but was impressed with his showing in linebacker drills.

"He showed today in his drills that he can move and think on his feet," Softli said. "Thomas could play either one. He's got safety skills but he hits like a linebacker and is very explosive. There's 32 flavors out there with 32 NFL teams and somebody will pick what they want."

Davis, an All-American safety as a junior who played linebacker earlier in his career, is a hard-hitter who some teams are projecting as a weakside linebacker.

"That's going to be a mystery because I don't even know myself," Davis said.

"Throughout the league, you're probably going to have some different opinions," said VanGorder, who ran his former players through defensive drills.

Two NFL head coaches were in attendance at last year's pro day, but none were here this year. Most of them, and many general managers, are in Hawaii this week for the NFL owner's meetings.
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you cant see the story, so tell us a little bit of what was written beerlover
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OK, deleted the link & posted the appropriate info- good stuff
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I always liked Reggie Brown from the tapes I have watched on him. I like Pollack contrary to many of my posts, but when I look at tapes of him I see him as a mid-first rounder not worth the 13th pick. But definately worth anything 16 and lower. gibson is an interesting prospect who is likely a third rounder, but at 6-4 he is definately a big target and if you look at his body he could add 10 lbs and not lose any speed.

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Yet more wood for the Pollack fire. Where the hell is Royce getting all this stuff that has him plummetting down the rankings? Has he had bad workouts? Hell, no. Has he suddenly been revealed as a major injury risk? Not that I know of. Is he about to be charged with murder one? I somewhat doubt it. So even if he is sliding down in the rankings, this is purely due to lack of hype and is therefore not a good reason not to pick him.
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Shush I think he has moved up the ranks. I mean at the beginning he was not even ranked in the top 25 by most nfl experts. And now due to his versatility and workouts he has moved up to mid-first rounder. Come on he has made himself one hell of a payday.
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No, I agree - but Royce keeps posting stuff to the effect that his stock is plummetting.
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Davis ran a sub 4.5, thats good for someone his size.
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From what I've heard, Odell Thurman had a great pro day and may have not only cemented himself as a first rounder, but he may be the first ILB taken...I was hoping he'd be there in the 2nd...Oh well, there's always Robert McCune...
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Where the hell is Royce getting all this stuff that has him plummetting down the rankings?
When people repeatedly post such information without any kind of source cite it leaves you guessing? Care to take a guess where it is coming from.
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Look like Pollack made a good showing in the LB drills, and Davis didn't do too bad in the LB drills either. It'll be interesting to see where these guys end up in the NFL.
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So he thinks being a 3-4 LB is easier than being a SS in a 3-4 ...He was always a Cowboys fan ...Pretty interesting stuff...
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