Five people you'll meet on draft day...Larry Brackins?

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    Anyone ever heard of this guy??? From what I have read, he has a 4th-5th round grade on him. Here is some of what I found on him...

    5. Larry Brackins, Pearl River Community College (Miss.): Most junior-college All-Americans see Division I football as the next logical step in their careers. Not Brackins. He's going right to the league after catching 55 passes for 1,177 yards and 11 touchdowns last season. His positives: size (6-4, 205) soft hands and great leaping ability. His negatives: He's a raw talent who hasn't been tested against top competition. The likely result of his entering the draft: His name being called on the second day.

    In two seasons, he catches 100 passes for 1,865 yards and 18 touchdowns and returns 19 punts for 335 yards (17.6-yard average) and three touchdowns. In 2004, Pearl River caps a 12-0 season by beating Butler (Kan.) Community College, 35-14, in the national JC championship game. Brackins has 11 receptions for 166 yards and two touchdowns and is named the MVP.

    Brackins had two years of NCAA eligibility remaining but opted to go pro. It's too bad, as he could have really benefitted from the coaching and competition on that level before hitting the NFL. Even one season of big-time NCAA ball would have put him in the first-second round, but at this point I see him as a fourth rounder. However, a 6'5" 220 pound receiver who can run a 4.5 40 might go on the first day, since physically he is almost an exact match as former USC receiver Mike Williams. Raw and untested? Yes. Huge upside? Yes.
     
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    Funny that folks are talking late 1st early 2nd for Matt Jones with less than one game of tape on him at WR and this guy goes 2nd day because he didn't face top flight competition. Seems like some competition would be more than zero competition.
     
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    Do you think we should look at this guy in the 4th or 5th round?
     
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    I don't know anything but what is above about him--was really just observing how many WR's/players are projected lower because of the level of competition they have faced, not having returned for their senior seasons (i.e. being raw) but Matt Jones is getting a free pass (at least according to draftniks) based upon a good work-out.
     
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    I was just curious. I was thinking if we could pick him up in the later rounds and develop him, with his size, it could be a nice 1-2 punch with him and AJ at WR...
     
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    He's as talented as Moss and as stupid as Freddie Mitchell

    He's got a good agent in Bus Cook that may land him somewhere good, but the guy is a big tool.
     
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    Who is a tool, Brackins or his agent?
     
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    I would take a look at Brackins in the 4th or 5th if we don't get a guy like Vincent Jackson in the 3rd...They seem to be very similar players, except for the fact that Jackson has 30 lbs on Brackins...Both are good developmental guys that will probably take a year to adjust to the NFL...
     


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    Brackins is (See: Freddie Mitchell comment)

    Brackins will last til around 6-7 thanks to his failure to have common sense in anything. He is a really really stupid guy haha no other words to describe it...he's just not "there" all the time from what I've heard.

    Great player, but needs to get his head in the right place b4 i take a shot on him.
     
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    not sure what makes you think he has no common sense. i did some searching and found this:
    calling brackins stupid might be overboard and a little inappropriate. but i did find this about his academic work:
    he also has a pretty good agent. cook represents mcnair and favre. there was a big article on him thats a pretty good read, if you ask ill send it to you through email because it is pretty long.
     
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    He would of benefitted from one year in D-1A, but the problem was he qualify for any of the schools.
     

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