Selection 7.256: Lonnie Ballentine S

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  1. ArlingtonTexan

    ArlingtonTexan Moderator Staff Member

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    6'3" 220 with 4.4ish speed...now has not played football worth a spit.
     
  2. Thorn

    Thorn Dirty Old Man

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    http://www.nfl.com/draft/2014/profiles/lonnie-ballentine?id=2549940
     
  3. LikeMike

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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.
     
  4. Honoring Earl 34

    Honoring Earl 34 Hey Koolaid

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    It beats a 5'10 safety that runs a 4.7 40 .
     
  5. BullNation4Life

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    Wonder if he can return punts and kickoffs...
     
  6. TejasTom

    TejasTom Heisenwatt

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    Beats a over the hill safety with 2 bad hips.
     
  7. kiwitexansfan

    kiwitexansfan Site Contributor

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    Keo?
     
  8. 76Texan

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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.
     


  9. infantrycak

    infantrycak Mod. Staff Member

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    Belated poll.
     
  10. Marshall

    Marshall Not pretty, but ALIVE!

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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.
     
  11. EllisUnit

    EllisUnit Serving Koolaid

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    i like his speed and his swagger. You never know
     
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    Honoring Earl 34 Hey Koolaid

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    Yup
     
  13. Seegara

    Seegara All Pro

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    Sounds like cannon fodder for training camp. A fat C+ is what is deserved, IMO.
     
  14. Marshall

    Marshall Not pretty, but ALIVE!

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    But Keo was a fifth round pick and shouldn't be irrelevant.
     
  15. WolverineFan

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    He's what a 7th round pick is really about. Just overflowing with athletic potential and perhaps a good coach like Romeo Crennel can bring it out.
     
  16. SAMURAITEXAN

    SAMURAITEXAN Subscribed Contributor

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    I think he will be a good ST player. With a few years of experience, he might turns out to be a good S/LB as well.
     
  17. eriadoc

    eriadoc Texan-American

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    Not many guys taken as the last pick even end up sticking in the NFL. So it doesn't really matter who they took here, it's probably a lost pick. But if so, you may as well take a guy with interesting athletic ability and see what happens.
     
  18. Wolf6151

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    He sounds like a good special teams gunner with good size and speed and what you'd be looking for at this position in the draft.
     
  19. Goldensilence

    Goldensilence hipster elite

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    If he takes Keo off this roster, a plus selection.
     
  20. TejasTom

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    @JaysonBraddock: The most talented Mr Irrelevant that I can remember. I expect him to make the 53. Ballentine is 6'3 220 runs 4.39 & has 33" arms. #Texans

    @JaysonBraddock: Lonnie Ballentine has insane range, crazy size, speed vertical. So you're asking why he was there? Questionable angles & need to be physical

    @JaysonBraddock: #Texans will turn Ballentine over to RAC and hope that Romeo can mold this Memphis Tiger like his former teammate, Poe a few years ago.
     

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