Later Round Gems?

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  1. kiwitexansfan

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    Just wanted to start a thread for those guys who won't get the attention to have a full thread dedicated to them but are intriguing guys that it would be good to get some more info/opinions on.

    The guy I wanted to see if anyone had any opinions on is Cornelius Lucas, OT, Kansas State LINK

    Projected as a 4th-6th rounder.

    Huge physical specimen, good feet, great pass blocker.

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    I think Ward is getting a lot of love at the moment. Seems like a genuine modern safety prospect.

    Wonder if he is slowly creeping up the boards and if he would last to 4:1
     
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    Huge is an understatement. I actually think he might be too big for his own good. You gotta be real special, like Jonathan Ogden special, to move around at 6'8 at the NFL level and have any success.

    I would not be surprised if this dude dips into the 7th come draft day and released 2 years later.

    Although he could be absolutely amazing and make me look real dumb, you never know.
     
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    Yeah, leverage is an issue, but they say he has the feet.

    Size with good feet just intrigues me as a pass protector. He may struggle to shift people in the run game, but this is a passing league now...

    We could just draft him as a TE prospect..... :kitten:
     
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    What about Joe Don Duncan TE ?
     
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    I'd love some more informed opinion on him.

    I have mocked him to the Texans late quite a few times based on what I read about him but I don't see enough game tape, or have the evaluative skills to really be critical.

    Ask me to evaluate a footballer (round ball football) or a rugby league player though and 60% of the time, I am right everytime.
     
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    Let's go All Blacks!
     


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    you are now on my hit list :aggressive:
     
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    Appreciate your enthusiasm :)

    However wrong rugby code, league is the one that Australia is good at.

    Rugby Union is a horrid festering turd of a sport.
     
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    Truer words were never tapped.

    Not this prospect specifically, but any other fill in the blank guys.

    At this point no one REALLY knows.

    One more paragraph since GP isn't here. :)
     
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    Marshall Not pretty, but ALIVE!

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    If he's all that, why is he only projected 4-6? Does he have a problem blocking for the run?
     
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    He has some issues generating push in the run game yes.

    Defenders have shown ability to get into his pads and he lacks a bit of technique to maintain leverage.... but that is what you have coaching for.
     
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    Are we sure we have those in place now? I really hope so. I'm comfy with all the coaching hires so far other than the OL guy. O'Brien din't get his first choice.

    Really wouldn't effect him though since it'll be Koller in his ear.
     
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    Is there reason to believe he hasn't been coached up to this point? Is he new to football?
     
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    That wasn't NFL coaching.

    All you here at the senior bowl is how the NFL coaches spend all their time teaching the basics.
     
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    Jordan Najvar, Talented but oft injured

    Demetri Goodson, Former BB player, supremely athletic, has skills needs experience.

    Zack Kerr, Big guy who moves well, played against lower lever of comp, Played well in East-West game.

    Jay Bromley- reminds me of Geno Atkins, has abilty to convert power into speed. Playmaker.
     
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    charles sims. guy could be a starter in the league. can run and catch. if picked up after 3rd rd, id say hes a steal
     
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    That's the wvu rb, right? I like him a lot.
     
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    By late round I'm assuming you mean rounds 5-7. These are some guys who are projected that area who I think are underrated.

    Jeremy Gallon - WR, 5th or 6th round
    Jordan Najvar - TE, 6th round
    Spencer Long - OG, 5th round
    Kenny Anunike - DE, 5th round
    Chris Whaley - DT, 6th or 7th round
    Derrick Hopkins - DT, 6th round
    Shaquil Barrett - ILB, 6th or 7th round
    Jeremiah George - ILB, 6th or 7th round
    Jabari Price - CB, 6th round
    Phillip Gaines - CB, 7th round
    Tre Boston - FS, 5th or 6th round
    Alden Darby - FS, 5th round
     

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