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Old 03-01-2006, 01:36 PM   #1
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Leonard Pope - TE out of Georgia

Speeding to class (late) I heard an interview on Sirius NFL radio with Leonard Pope, sounded like a good guy, he's a TE who loves to block but ran a 4.6 40 (not bad for someone who's 6'7 [May have misheard this]) and they asked him did any teams give him a wink and a nod saying that they really like you and we're taking you if available.

First team he mentioned was The Washington Redskins really talked to him a lot, and the Chicago Bears did too. He sounded excited about Washington since apparently we have quite a few Georgia guys on our squad (I didn't know that.)

Does anyone know anything about this guy? What does he do in games? Etc. Just curious!
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Old 03-01-2006, 01:55 PM   #2
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Re: Leonard Pope - TE out of Georgia

he is 6'7" and he's a complete tight end. he's probably top 2 in TE blocking this draft, he should be around at our pick in the 2nd. It might be better strategy to get a OG/OT and take klop in the 3rd though, since most of the best OG prospects will be gone before our second pick. He's missing elite TE speed, but only 4-5 guys in the nfl have that.

but i've been up on him for a while.
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he is 6'7" and he's a complete tight end. he's probably top 2 in TE blocking this draft, he should be around at our pick in the 2nd. It might be better strategy to get a OG/OT and take klop in the 3rd though, since most of the best OG prospects will be gone before our second pick. He's missing elite TE speed, but only 4-5 guys in the nfl have that.

but i've been up on him for a while.
If he did run a 4.6-40, that's pretty close to elite. Davis, Winslow, and Shockey are the only good TEs that I know of that ran sub-4.6 times.
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Re: Leonard Pope - TE out of Georgia

[QUOTE=Daseal] He sounded excited about Washington since apparently we have quite a few Georgia guys on our squad (I didn't know that.) [QUOTE]

Chris + Nic Clemons and Philip Daniels went to UGA.
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Old 03-01-2006, 02:30 PM   #5
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He sounded excited about Washington since apparently we have quite a few Georgia guys on our squad (I didn't know that.)
Both of the Clemons brothers played for Georgia.
Phillip Daniels and Demitric Evans. 4 Players, more than the "U".
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If he did run a 4.6-40, that's pretty close to elite. Davis, Winslow, and Shockey are the only good TEs that I know of that ran sub-4.6 times.
what about gonzo or gates or ben watson? those guys are pretty fast too. Teyo johnson may have been faster too (he's been worthless as far as nfl production though).

like i said though he's a complete TE, but his speed is above average more than elite
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he is 6'7" and he's a complete tight end. he's probably top 2 in TE blocking this draft, he should be around at our pick in the 2nd. It might be better strategy to get a OG/OT and take klop in the 3rd though, since most of the best OG prospects will be gone before our second pick. He's missing elite TE speed, but only 4-5 guys in the nfl have that.

but i've been up on him for a while.
I've definatly seen some boards that have his as a late 1st rounder. It would be a steal if we could get him at 2.
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Both of the Clemons brothers played for Georgia.
Phillip Daniels and Demitric Evans. 4 Players, more than the "U".
there's also a lot of guys that grew up in georgia... i wonder if he also ment that (i think carlos rogers came from there, among others).
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I've definatly seen some boards that have his as a late 1st rounder. It would be a steal if we could get him at 2.
it really depends on whether the board rates fasano above pope and team needs. that 6'7" and a 4.6 do make him stick out though

it sucks cause i had a great board going based on who was underrated and everyone's been climbing to where they should have started :/
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Re: Leonard Pope - TE out of Georgia

let me say this again,we dont need a te(at least not drafting one with our one and only high pick)
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Re: Leonard Pope - TE out of Georgia

Living in Atlanta and being married to a Bulldog (did I just call my wife a dog?), I watched every Georgia game last season and can attest that Leonard Pope will be a hell of a tight end. He has all the attributed needed for the position, and he's a player. If we lose Robert Royal due to cap concerns or free agency (and that's not necessarily a bad thing), I'd love to see Pope wearing burgundy and gold in 2006.
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let me say this again,we dont need a te(at least not drafting one with our one and only high pick)
I disagree. Tight ends are valuable in Gibbs'/Saunders' system. Another good TE to complement Cooley could really add to our passing attack and running game. Plus, I don't see us getting an impact wideout in the second round.
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Re: Leonard Pope - TE out of Georgia

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he is 6'7" and he's a complete tight end. he's probably top 2 in TE blocking this draft, he should be around at our pick in the 2nd. It might be better strategy to get a OG/OT and take klop in the 3rd though, since most of the best OG prospects will be gone before our second pick. He's missing elite TE speed, but only 4-5 guys in the nfl have that.

but i've been up on him for a while.
I doubt he is going to be around that late in the second round.
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Re: Leonard Pope - TE out of Georgia

This thread wasn't created as a "Let's draft him" type deal, but he said the Redskins were really pursuing him so I wanted to get more information on the kid. In his interview he sounded like the Joe Gibbs type. Hard worker, down to Earth, said he was throwing a party in his home town, inviting everyone for draft day, etc.

So I _could_ see us going after this guy, but I just wanted some backup information.

In my opinion -- we take the best player we can get our hands on at that spot. We have very few positions on this team (especially right now) that we're "set" at.
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Re: Leonard Pope - TE out of Georgia

If he falls to us in the second he would have to take him. It would be a matter of best player available. Unless he really stuggles at the UGA pro day he will be long gone so I don't think we will have to worry about it. I actually read that he ran a 4.53 which is even more impressive.
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