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Old 04-24-2005, 12:16 PM   #31
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Manuel White, JR:

FB | (6'2", 244, 4.65) | UCLA


Strengths: Is an intriguing developmental FB prospect because of his unique blend of size, athleticism and speed. Has great experience as a ball carrier and receiver. Shows excellent initial burst and good speed for his size. Has some lateral movement quickness and does a decent job of planting and driving without losing much in transition. He has good vision and patience as a runner. Is a powerful runner with good body lean and lower body strength. Has soft hands for a bigger back out of the backfield and shows a good feel as a route runner in the short area. Has good size as a blocker. Is raw as a blocker but has some upside if he can improve his technique while getting bigger and tougher.

Weaknesses: Durability is a concern after missing four games with a leg injury in 2003 and suffering a knee injury during the 2005 Senior Bowl. He's a bit of a 'tweener who lacks the top-end speed and explosiveness of a fulltime NFL running back, but also lacks experience and strength as a blocker. His awareness and angles must improve as a blocker. He needs to also do a better job of sustaining and playing with leverage. Is big but must improve his lower body strength and overall power as a blocker. Also needs to become more physical and aggressive in that facet.
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Old 04-24-2005, 12:22 PM   #32
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I think he is more of a pass catching FB like Larry Centers. He is also big enought that they could get his blocking up to par and have him play some TE/HB.
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Old 04-24-2005, 01:16 PM   #33
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Is a powerful runner with good body lean and lower body strength...

now, a lot of you guys have been begging for a guy with that size to be a short yardage back, and thats exactly what i think he is. sounds like a pick that fills a need to me. im thinking hes the goal line back and short yardage guy
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Old 04-24-2005, 01:21 PM   #34
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If he is replacing Betts as the sort yardage guy and Betts is now there to spell Portis then this makes a little sense. If he is to be a FB then I have serious doubts about two projects with our first three picks.
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He's a banger. Do we have our Gerald Riggs?
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Old 04-24-2005, 01:41 PM   #36
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Bengals are on the clock now; were up next with our 5th roudn pick.
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i hope we get antaaj hawthorne or chris henry with this 5th rounder...
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Our Pick #154: Robert McCune ILB from Louisville. I like this pick.
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Rnd 5: Robert McCune, ILB Louisville
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hmm...not a bad pick...but i think hes going to be 26 when the season starts
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sounds like the guy is FAST
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FROM ESPN: McCune redshirted in 2000 and saw action only as a backup from 2001-'02 before taking over as Louisville's fulltime starting middle linebacker as a junior in 2003, when he finished with 143 total tackles, five TFL and four sacks. He started all 12 games (ILB and OLB) as a senior in 2004 and led the team with 115 total tackles, including four for loss, two sacks and one interception. A member of the National Guard; spent six months in Kuwait and a full year in Korea. He will be a 26-year old rookie in the NFL. McCune was much improved as a senior and his upside is extremely intriguing because of his rare combination of size (6-0, 245), strength (33 reps of 225-pound bench press) and speed (4.50). However, McCune is a much more attractive prospect when watching him work out in shorts than he is when studying him.

I saw the guy on the NFL network combine drills and he has arms like you wouldn't believe. He is a monster. He is also a former Military guy and will have that tough guy mentality. I love this pick.

Up next DE and WR.
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hawthorne still on the board, im really suprised. saw him in the first round on a lot of mocks not too long ago. chris henry i think we really need to consider. hes 6-4 with a 4.42 forty
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I like Hawthorne too, but he didnt run a 4.4 If he had he would have been gone in the top ten. He didnt go to Cincy, hes still available.


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I like Hawthorne too, but he didnt run a 4.4 If he had he would have been gone in the top ten.

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never said he ran a 4.4, i said henry did
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