Top Sleeper Prospect - Lane College WR Interview

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  1. Texas_Thrill

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    Scott Wright: What is your accurate height, weight and forty time?

    Jacoby Jones: I am 6-4, 205 and I ran a 4.4 at my junior Pro Day.

    Scott Wright: What would you say is your greatest strength as a football player and what area do you need to work on?

    Jacoby Jones: Speed is by far my greatest strength. I probably have to work on the small things like concentration and taking a real big hit but hanging onto the football and making that catch.

    Scott Wright: When you get your first professional paycheck what is the first thing you will buy?

    Jacoby Jones: I’m going to pay off my student loads.

    Scott Wright: Have you noticed any teams showing more interest than others at this point in the process that might be more likely to select you?

    Jacoby Jones: There probably have been but I told my agent not to tell me because I don’t want it going to my head. I want to keep grounded and working hard.


    That isn't the full interview just some points I thought stood out to me reading the interview. If he's there in the 3rd seems like a nice one to groom behind Moulds.

    http://www.nfldraftcountdown.com/interviews/jacobyjones/jacobyjones.html
     
  2. Texian

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    He played well in the Shriner Bowl. Probably the best reciever there. He did drop some easy catches. Ball was the other notable reciever.
     
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    I think he is gonna be faster than a 4.4. Anyway, he is definately worth a look.
     
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    We were sitting in front of his agents. Nice guys. They projected him as a 2nd day pick, probably getting onto a team for special teams.
     
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    We see things a bit different on this...I really wasn't all that impressed with him in the game. He looks to have a lot of POTENTIAL, but he dropped too many passes. I thought Bowe looked much better when he got the opportunities, which were few since his QB's never got into a rythem.
     
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    A good sleeper pick for WR is Yamon Figurs from Kansas State.

    He is FAST.

    I dont know if the source is reliable, but I heard during a K State game this year that Figurs can run faster than 4.2.
     
  7. Obsidian

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    Going down a steep hill, with a tailwind and wearing roller skates, maybe. But under normal condition using an electronic (non hand timed) timer, NO ONE is running a flat 4.2 let alone sub 4.2. The only ones who could even come close are Olympic 100m sprinters.
     
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    If you run 4.39 your still really fast. Faster than most NFL players. If you run low 4.3s you are already one of the fastest guys in the league.
     


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    No.
     
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    Right. Cuz no decent NFL prospect ever came out of K State.

    Nobody like Rock Cartwright, Martin Gramatica, Darren Howard (one of the top pass-rushing DE's in the NFL), Mark Simoneau, Todd Weiner, or Terrence Newman (one of the top 3 cover CB's in the NFL).

    Way to be a heads up talent scout. Blowing prospects off just because they go to a certain school. You're on your way.

    I'm sure that's the kind of thinking that got the Saints Marques Colston.
     

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