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FinAtic8480
03-23-2009, 09:26 PM
Hakeem Nicks showed up to the North Carolina Pro Day 14 pounds heavier than he weighed in at the Combine.
It's unclear if he did this purposely or simply has been a coach potato since February, but it's not easy to gain this much weight in just over a month. Nicks stood on his Combine forty-yard dash, but posted a weak short shuttle time (4.43). NFL people will be looking for answers after this.

http://www.rotoworld.com/content/Home_NFL.aspx

Seems like Nicks has dissapointed several scouts and now it has made it to the NFL.com page. I think Nicks drops to the second round. I really hope we trade down cause there will be plenty of capable talent in round 2.

fishypete
03-23-2009, 09:28 PM
Lets the crying begin....:boohoo:

mroz
03-23-2009, 09:36 PM
Lets the crying begin....:boohoo:

fishy, told ya there were reports that he didnt work out that well. :hump:

I think he will be on the board with our 2a. scouts sometimes place too much importance on what happens after the season and forget what the guy did on the field of play.

IMO, Nicks is the 2nd best receiver in this draft BUT he will be the 4th or 5th one taken (behind Crabtree, Maclin, Harvin and DHB).

ADavieDolphin
03-23-2009, 09:40 PM
i told you guys i reported it on the 18th.. everyone denied it and i became skeptical myself..

http://www.finheaven.com/forums/f75/hakeem-nicks-has-bad-pro-day-245580.html

i think this solidifies the fact we dont select a WR 1st round

fishypete
03-23-2009, 09:44 PM
fishy, told ya there were reports that he didnt work out that well. :hump:

I think he will be on the board with our 2a. scouts sometimes place too much importance on what happens after the season and forget what the guy did on the field of play.

IMO, Nicks is the 2nd best receiver in this draft BUT he will be the 4th or 5th one taken (behind Crabtree, Maclin, Harvin and DHB).

I have never saw him as the Dolphins pick...this just helps my eye sight. :lol:

FinAtic8480
03-23-2009, 09:45 PM
I dont see Miami taking a reciever early regardless. You also have to think about the fact Miami is rumored to want a big physical reciever and Nicks at 6'1 is not that big to me. I think a guy like Kenny Britt fits the bill more. I dont know Im not that much of a Nicks fan.

I have said Miami takes a reciever later in the draft where they have had much success. I think the first couple picks will be to sure up the Defense. Atleast the first three, I think OLB, CB and DT are greater needs. CB is by far our biggest need in this draft and why many have said Davis could be there at 25 I think Miami likes Butler, Sean Smith and Alphonso Smith more than Davis.

Nawledge
03-23-2009, 09:59 PM
If you ask me we need a big physical receiver, we got all small guys...and Wilford. I doubt we'll go with one in the first round. Im sure Parcells got his eye on some talented guys who are under the radar. I havent done much lookin into what other receivers are out there other than the usual mentioned ones.

FinAtic8480
03-24-2009, 03:12 PM
One NFL scout opined that Hakeem Nicks has "got to have a weight problem" after he showed up heavy to North Carolina's Pro Day.

"He looked like a fat tight end not a lean receiver," the scout said. "This is the most important few months of his life and he gains a ton of weight. I don’t get it. Many scouts and coaches went away very disappointed." Profootballtalk hears that Nicks was 16 pounds heavier than his 212-pound Combine measurement, but has already shed most of the extra weight.

http://www.rotoworld.com/content/playernews.aspx?sport=NFL


Looking like a TE is not good, he is sounding like this year Dwayne Jarrett and I think this nonsense will cost him the 1st round.

WelcomeBack
03-24-2009, 03:14 PM
Phillip Merling last year. Sports hernia, puts on weight.

I think Hakeem is a hard worker and has a month to drop that weight anyway. There's no denying the guys talent and skills. I'd still be happy with him, and if this causes him to fall to our 2a...even better.

thejetssuck
03-24-2009, 03:19 PM
http://www.rotoworld.com/content/playernews.aspx?sport=NFL


Looking like a TE is not good, he is sounding like this year Dwayne Jarrett and I think this nonsense will cost him the 1st round.

To compare Hakeem Nicks to Dwayne Jarrett is just laughable.

Nappy Roots
03-24-2009, 03:21 PM
hope to god he is there at 44

mnphinfan
03-24-2009, 03:33 PM
What it doesn't say on rotoworld but does say on profootballtalk is that Nicks actually tweeked his hamstring at the combine and hasn't been able to work out. I am sure it is just a precautionary measure to not further the injury. I don't think he will have any problem taking the weight off once he is able to workout again. It also states that he has a workout scheduled with the Dolphins.

http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/03/24/hakeem-nicks-packs-on-the-pounds/

ckparrothead
03-24-2009, 03:40 PM
This strikes me as the epitome of overblown counter-intelligence from teams that are secretly hoping he falls to them.

fishypete
03-24-2009, 03:52 PM
This strikes me as the epitome of overblown counter-intelligence from teams that are secretly hoping he falls to them.

Could be....or it could be the truth.

ckparrothead
03-24-2009, 04:14 PM
Hakeem Nicks Packs On The Pounds
Posted by Mike Florio on March 24, 2009, 1:19 p.m.
Last week, Penn State’s Aaron Maybin raised eyebrows at his Pro Day with a performance fueled by a stunning, “you-wouldn’t-like-me-when-I’m-angry” increase in his physique.

North Carolina’s Hakeem Nicks also showed off a new body last week – but not in a good way.

Since tweaking his hamstring at the Scouting Combine, Nicks had been unable to work out. And, as a result, he gained roughly 15 pounds in three weeks. (NFL.com has the number as 14; we’ve heard that he gained 16 pounds.)

As one scout who attended the session opined: “He looked like a fat tight end not a lean receiver. . . . He’s got to have a weight problem. This is the most important few months of his life and he gains a ton of weight. I don’t get it. Many scouts and coaches went away very disappointed.”

That said, we’re told that Nicks already has shed much of the weight, and that he’ll be working out privately for the Bears and the Dolphins.

The guy had a bum hamstring and was forced to just stay off it. Within a week of being cleared to work out again, he's already shed most of that weight. I know from experience, as probably do most people...even if you hydrate often, if you are regularly working out, your weight will probably bounce around one level, and if you're not able to work out at all, your weight gets to an equilibrium at a higher level.

And that "scout" who talked about him looking like a chubby tight end, that's just ridiculous. I saw pictures of Nicks at his Pro Day, he looked absolutely nothing of the sort.

He came in overweight but the stuff about scouts being disappointed, him looking like a chubby tight end, "he must have a weight problem" etc...please. That's just guys trying to float stuff out there hoping it sticks and then he falls to them.

WelcomeBack
03-24-2009, 04:27 PM
The guy had a bum hamstring and was forced to just stay off it. Within a week of being cleared to work out again, he's already shed most of that weight. I know from experience, as probably do most people...even if you hydrate often, if you are regularly working out, your weight will probably bounce around one level, and if you're not able to work out at all, your weight gets to an equilibrium at a higher level.

And that "scout" who talked about him looking like a chubby tight end, that's just ridiculous. I saw pictures of Nicks at his Pro Day, he looked absolutely nothing of the sort.

He came in overweight but the stuff about scouts being disappointed, him looking like a chubby tight end, "he must have a weight problem" etc...please. That's just guys trying to float stuff out there hoping it sticks and then he falls to them.

I posted a pic of Hakeem from his pro day. He did not look like a chubby tight end. The guy has all the skills you want.

Like I stated, this reminds me of the Merling thing last year. The guy had an injury, packed on pounds...I like the way he played for us this year.

Hakeem Nicks had a messed up hamstring...I'd like to see anyone work out consistently with that. He'll get back to his normal weight. I still want the guy to be a Dolphin if they go wide receiver early.

PhinzN703
03-24-2009, 04:46 PM
http://www.rotoworld.com/content/playernews.aspx?sport=NFL


Looking like a TE is not good, he is sounding like this year Dwayne Jarrett and I think this nonsense will cost him the 1st round.

What TE is 228 lbs? And this is just some over the hill scout's opinion. 10 bucks says the scout has a gut.

aj13
03-25-2009, 07:59 AM
hakeem nicks wont make it past 20...the guy ran every type of route in college....he was told to stay off the leg...and gained weight...pat kirwan says hes already lost half of it...

uga3406
03-25-2009, 07:53 PM
I rather have Britt then Nicks at this point..why waste a 1st rd pick on a wr when the cb position needs help

fishypete
03-25-2009, 10:48 PM
I think the part that bothers me about Nicks is he wasn't in shape at the combine....and regardless of what others say...he wasn't in shape at his proday.

Just because you can't run....doesn't mean you have to gain 14 pounds. Didn't his trainers tell him to watch his eating...while he had the hamstring? To cure a hamstring you don't become a vegetable. Why did he have the hamstring in the first place...one could see a large player getting a hammy...but a receiver...thats looking for a large payday? Stuff happens...but usually for a reason.

bryan
03-26-2009, 12:54 AM
uga3406 your picture of Britt pretty much sums it up. That 4.8 CB from Norfolk State is all over him and he has no clue where the ball is. I love the empty outstreched hands as the ball hits him in the numbers.

aj13
03-26-2009, 07:57 AM
i take nicks over britt...

Canefan11
03-26-2009, 11:22 AM
Whats all the hype about hakeem Nicks? If brandon tate didn't get hurt midseason last year. Nicks wouldn't even have been brought up.

aj13
03-26-2009, 12:15 PM
how many times do i have to say it...the scouts believe he is a receiver that can step in right away and contribute...there will be no learning curve needed...

Billy Baroo
03-26-2009, 12:27 PM
uga3406 your picture of Britt pretty much sums it up. That 4.8 CB from Norfolk State is all over him and he has no clue where the ball is. I love the empty outstreched hands as the ball hits him in the numbers.

I've thought the same thing every time I see that photo. That image is not an argument to take him.