Doug Datish, C - Released

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  1. The Pencil Neck

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    Prior to and during the draft, I remember some people wanted us to pick this guy up. I just saw that he was released by the Falcons.

    With Chris White on the roster and Studdard possibly being groomed to move over to the C, I doubt we pick him up.
     
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    http://www.ajc.com/falcons/content/sports/falcons/stories/2007/08/04/falnote_0805.html

    Flowery Branch — Rookie center Doug Datish, a sixth-round draft pick from Ohio State, was placed on injured reserve by the Falcons on Saturday in a series of moves.

    Datish's move means he will miss the season. He broke a finger on his left hand in organized training activities and broke his right wrist Thursday.

    "Datish is an unlucky guy," Falcons president and general manager Rich McKay said.
     
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    That's weird.

    http://www.atlantafalcons.com/News/Articles/2007/08/Falcons_waive_two_sign_two.aspx

    This just says he was waived, not IR'd.
     
  4. Texans Horror

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    He was my second pick for center behind Kalil. Fast and smart (played multiple positions in college.) Too bad about his injuries, though. I think he still has the potential to make a good center if he overcomes the injury bug.
     
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    PS at most if the injury rumors are indeed true. I don't think Studdard is best used at C, but I think he can play it well enough. I think he is a G. Either side really. I just don't know if we can offer a spot to Datish on our PS. He does move well laterally and have good size. I had him ranked as a 4th rounder, and that is average for a C. The only guy I had higher was Kalil.
     
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    Sounds like Datish needs to drink some milk with those brittle bones.
     
  7. Second Honeymoon

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    well as long as he is right handed (which most centers are) the finger shouldn't matter. the wrist is a problem and will take some time to heal but he should be ok in the end. I would have no problem finding a spot for him on the PS. Center has been a weakness forever and to get some quality at that position would be nice. Surprised the Falcons gave up so fast. What a wasted pick that was.
     

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