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04-09-2007, 11:13 PM
Just saw this on Yahoo! Don't know if it has been posted already. Talks about Edwards (QB from Stanford), as well as a few other prospects.
04-09-2007, 11:49 PM
This guy is a beast
4. NW Mississippi CC defensive tackle Walter Thomas
If you ever wanted to know how to make 100 NFL scouts raise their eyebrows, set loose an unknown, 370-plus pound defensive tackle such as Thomas in late January. Thomas was highly recruited out of high school by most schools in the Big 12, and picked Oklahoma State where he stayed for just over a year before having academic issues.
Thomas ended up at the JC level and thanks to him being a native of Galveston, Texas found his way into the Texas vs. the Nation All-Star Classic. He punished opposing defenders in one-on-one drills, using sheer strength, quickness off the ball and impressive balance for an athlete of his size. Thomas was also a sponge when it came to listening and taking to the coaching he received during the week.
His recent workout numbers wowed even the most hardened scout as he measured in at nearly 6-5, 373 pounds; ran between 5.11 and 5.20 in the 40; has 33 bench reps of 225 pounds; and had 11Â½-inch hands. Players of his size and agility just do not come along often enough for teams to pass on him once the fifth round starts in spite of his limited game film, exposure to big-time competition and raw technique. Just think about this tidbit for a moment: he ran 1.70 in the first 10 yards of his 40. In comparison, one of USC wide receiver Dwayne Jarrett's 10-yard splits was 1.65 and Thomas weighs over 150 pounds more than Jarrett.
04-10-2007, 04:49 AM
Trent Edwards is supposed to have the best mechanics and footwork that have been seen in some time. Kind of reminds me how Kellen Clemmons shot up draft boards.
04-10-2007, 06:03 AM
Jason Capizzi OT 6'9 324lbs 34 inch verticle 11.25" hands
Usama Young CB 5'11 196
4.39 40... 43 INCH VERTICLE...10'11"BROAD JUMP...6.65 3 CONE...15 REPS....INCREDIBLE BUT CAN HE PLAY?????
Geoff Pope CB... 5'11 5/8 186 lbs... 4.29 40 THATS FAST BUT CAN HE PLAY?
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