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BAMAPHIN 22
03-15-2010, 09:54 AM
The Miami Dolphins tried to upgrade their secondary through free agency. But after failing to sign one of the top two safeties on the free agent market, Antrel Rolle and Ryan Clark, the Dolphins will look towards the draft to fill their need. Scout.com's Chris Steuber has learned that the Dolphins are interested in Georgia's Reshad Jones.


http://gnb.scout.com/2/953606.html

DKphin
03-15-2010, 10:27 AM
Doesn't excel in man to man which could hurt if you're coming up against some of the best tight ends the NFL has to offer. Could do with some work on the back-pedal too.http://cdsdraft.com/profile.php?id=3900
I do not understand why we would be interested in another SS that can not cover.

Pitbull13
03-15-2010, 11:50 AM
He sure can hit

XxfeensterxX
03-15-2010, 12:20 PM
http://cdsdraft.com/profile.php?id=3900
I do not understand why we would be interested in another SS that can not cover.


More unsourced rumors, we probaly are giving the kid look, but any player with talent has a chance to get a look. I still think we should get Atogwe, he is exactly what we need. A Vet. FS. with some of the best coverage skills in the NFL.

Pinkboy
03-15-2010, 01:23 PM
Well isn't this great. Another safety who can't cover and is just an in-the-box safety who's better against the run than in pass coverage. And needs to be in a cover 2 to hide his lack of coverage skills.

Just what we need!! :rolleyes2:

http://www.mockingthedraft.com/2010/2/2/1284829/reshad-jones-nfl-draft-scouting

Agility/Hips: Can turn and run well. Short steps allow him to turn north south with balance and quickness. Does not change direction well when moving laterally. Struggles cut with a receiver in man coverage.


Ball Skills: Drops a lot of easy interceptions. Has developed nice timing in jumping throws and can break up a lot of passes, but does not end up with sure-thing interceptions. Lets the ball get in to his body, does not follow the ball in to his hands.


Body Control: Maintains balance downfield in coverage. Will lose his feet when trying to stick with a receiver underneath. Does a nice job of leaping for jump balls, gathers his weight and gets the most out of his jump.


Instincts/Recognition: Plays the run better than most linebackers in terms of diagnosing running lanes and attack the line of scrimmage. Reads his keys effectively and is rarely caught out of position. Does not do well in single high coverage, late to read the quarterback’s intended receiver.


Pass Coverage: Has plenty of experience in man coverage. High in his back pedal and does not explode in breaks against crossing routes. Does not have the range to play a single high Cover 1 role, but can be trusted as a Cover 2 safety. Anticipates routes and lanes well.


Pursuit: Outstanding pursuit. Consistently takes the proper angles to meet the ball carrier at the point where he can deliver a blow. Is rarely caught out of position against the run. Uses his length to ensure ball carries will not get by him when pursuing laterally.


Run Support: The best part of Jones’ game. He is comfortable as the eighth man in the box and has enough size and strength to handle the physical part of the game in traffic. Plays downhill with aggression. Sure tackler that can take down a ball carrier by himself.


Speed: Does not have elite speed downfield, can be beat deep. Has the long strides to aid him with recovery, but his lack of top end speed can be exploited against the faster receivers.


Tackling: Sure tackler that can be depended upon as the last line of defense with confidence. Shows proper technique and makes the effort to wrap up and drive the ball carrier through the ground. Has had more than his fair share of bone-jarring hits. Will make receivers think twice about going over the middle. Really lays the wood and consistently knocks the ball carrier backward.


Final Word: Jones is a safety that is NFL ready from the physical point of view. He plays with the kind of downhill aggression that every team wants in an enforcer over the middle. He is a guy that always find himself in or near the action, getting in on a lot of turnovers and big plays. He is not the kind of safety that can be trusted with a lot of coverage responsibility but his length and instincts will be enough to get him in the every down defense early in his career. If he can be put in to a system that allows him to play downhill and in man coverage against tight ends, Jones will thrive. He is of the 2nd round type that teams will look to as the kind of high reward pick in terms of immediate payback

nolefin
03-15-2010, 03:04 PM
did anyone ever think they may move bell to fs abd play this guy at ss bell has the speed

BobDole
03-15-2010, 03:13 PM
HUGE pass on this guy. lots of problems in coverage - watched him play a ton during his career. yet another guy whose better suited for SS.

nolefin - bell isn't that fast and has coverage issues of his own. he's fine where he's at.

Chubby
03-15-2010, 03:54 PM
nolefin - bell isn't that fast and has coverage issues of his own. he's fine where he's at.

For Bell not being tooted as being fast, he sure as hell has caught several "Faster" RB's from behind and saved us TD's both times.


Back to the thread, I simply do not understand what is it with this Team and wanting to field two SS types at safety instead of a true FS and Bell (SS).
They are driving me nuts.
Chubbs

Ozfin77
03-15-2010, 06:09 PM
Hmmm...I believe this is the guy we're lookin' for...

6'3" 218, good in coverage, can hit, can return kicks (to the house!)....Chad Jones ladies and gents......Go get him Tuna!!

http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2010/03/lsuchad_jones_medium-1.jpg

MiamiDolfan85
03-15-2010, 06:23 PM
in the second round,I'd rather have Morgan Burnett..and its not even close....a true FS....

http://www.draftcountdown.com/ScoutingReports/S/Morgan-Burnett.php

ColonelJ
03-15-2010, 06:31 PM
For those who want to take time to scout a free safety, Check out Ohio State games, #21 FS Anderson Russell. He is lined up at W corner, nickel, or generally free safety. #21.

Ohio State vs. Iowa http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUxm9B6oIxQ&feature=related
Ohio State vs. Indiana http://www.youtube.com/user/MlbIndian#p/u/27/Vi6P6BQSZhM
Ohio State vs. Oregon http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUxm9B6oIxQ&feature=related
Ohio State vs. Michigan http://www.youtube.com/user/MlbIndian#p/u/15/RewBVuvL1Rk
Ohio State. vs. Illinois http://www.youtube.com/user/MlbIndian#p/u/29/IPN7Sqy-sHc

And you can go down the list of high definition OSU games at this guy's youtube channel. I like this FS/DB a lot.

Ricky4Life
03-15-2010, 09:52 PM
in the second round,I'd rather have Morgan Burnett..and its not even close....a true FS....

http://www.draftcountdown.com/ScoutingReports/S/Morgan-Burnett.php


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQf7WNWk7aQ

I am actually very high on this kid. I would not mind snagging him in the 2nd after we grab a OLB in the first.

DKphin
03-16-2010, 05:13 AM
Hmmm...I believe this is the guy we're lookin' for...

6'3" 218, good in coverage, can hit, can return kicks (to the house!)....Chad Jones ladies and gents......Go get him Tuna!!

http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2010/03/lsuchad_jones_medium-1.jpg
CDS says that he is a liability in coverage and I tend to trust their assessment. If he is a liability in coverage, why would we want to bring him in when we got rid of Gibril Wilson for that for that very reason.


Weaknesses
Not always a wrap up tackler. Needs to work on his coverage skills. http://cdsdraft.com/profile.php?id=3908

reese13
03-16-2010, 03:14 PM
I wouldnt mind getting Jones. UGA's defense has fell apart the last couple years and the DC/DB coach was fired. I think Reshad Jones never reached his college potential due to lack of coaching. I think he will go somewhere and be much better then advertised.

And another thing about these guys that analyze college players..you got to take alot of what they say with a grain of salt..Take a look at what this guy said last year about another UGA player Mohammed Massaquoi..

http://walterfootball.com/pro2009mmassaquoi.php

Mohamed Massaquoi Scouting Report
By Matt McGuire


Strengths: Solid height ... Very athletic when the ball is in the air; shows ability to adjust ... Excellent quickness ... Good timed speed ... Shows a little upside.

Weaknesses: Horrendous route runner ... Not tough and scared to go over the middle ... Terrible hands and drops passes ... Pathetic production statistically until late in his senior year (with one of the best quarterbacks in the country) ... Scrawny frame ... Does not show anything in terms of YAC despite great athleticism ... Did not improve much over college career in terms of technique ... Does not play hard ... Does not attack the football ... Does not show a love for the game on the field ... Not going to block.

Summary: I think anyone who rates this player as a second- or third-round guy needs to get a CAT scan. He has no football skills. He really did not produce until late in his senior year, and that is too late for me considering he has a top-three draft pick at quarterback. Outside chance he gets drafted in Rounds 3 or 4 (hey, if Jerome Simpson can go in round 2...), but I would not even spend a draft pick on him. He does not show many football skills. Massaquoi has bust written all over him.

Player Comparison: Freddie Mitchell. I will be completely shocked if Massaquoi lasts more than three years in the league, or does anything statistically.



this is an extreme case but its funny how wrong some guys can be about a player..Massaquoi was a 2nd round pick. he led the browns this year in catches, yards and TDs. Started 11/16 games and had an 18.4 YPC avg. finished the year with 34 catches for 624 yards and 3 touchdowns. not bad for a guy who has "no football skills"