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Old 04-24-2005, 01:28 PM   #16
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Re: Insider Profile: Manuel White Jr.

Still can't believe we didn't take a DE with the talent that is on the board. Good pick though, would have rather got Neighmiah Broughton from the Citadel though.
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Old 04-24-2005, 01:30 PM   #17
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Re: Extra Pick

Another pick that will take some creative (read: blindly optimistic) thinking to be at peace with.
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Old 04-24-2005, 01:33 PM   #18
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Re: Insider Profile: Manuel White Jr.

This is awesome, my middle name is Manuel..so this guy is my new favorite player!!
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Old 04-24-2005, 01:34 PM   #19
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Re: Insider Profile: Manuel White Jr.

Doesnt' Gibbs run a two tightend set? Is he going to switch to H-Back?

The logic of this pick escapes me. "an intriguing developmental FB prospect" we you have other needs???
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Old 04-24-2005, 01:46 PM   #20
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Re: Extra Pick

we still have gaping holes at TE and pass rushing DE, and no hight at WR...I also think we could still get some good people at MLB, perhaps Ahmad Brooks. In a way, this draft reminds me of last years. I was pretty pissed that we didn't take Winslow...but look how great a pick Taylor turned out to be. Still, here's my predictions at the next three rounds: 5th round-running back, 6th round-left tackle, 7th round-quarterback...they don't make sense so they must be whats going to happen
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Old 04-24-2005, 01:51 PM   #21
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Re: Extra Pick

i dont see us taking two oline. Two dline would make more sense. we draft two olinemen last year
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Old 04-24-2005, 01:53 PM   #22
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Re: Extra Pick

DE, LB, and WR.

Not sure what order, but I think these will be our next picks.
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Old 04-24-2005, 01:59 PM   #23
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Re: Extra Pick

Rock is a special teams guy at this point.

I'm thinking we may see some two back sets next year, perhaps a lead FB for Portis?

White isn't a great blocker right now, but he's got potential to improve on his technique and nice size.
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Old 04-24-2005, 03:00 PM   #24
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Profile: Robert McCune, ILB Louisville

I like this pick, Williams should be able to mold him


Strengths: Has an exceptional combination of size, strength and straight-line speed. Is powerful at the POA and shows the ability to take on blocks in the phone booth if he plays with better technique. Has great range and closing burst versus the run. Is an explosive tackler that closes quickly and shows very good short area power. Fills hard versus the run. Has great speed when he gets a clear lane to the quarterback as a blitzer. Also has adequate range in zone coverage and the speed to run with most backs downfield.

Weaknesses: Is still not as fundamentally sound as he needs to be. He plays too high at times and needs to show better leverage and consistency when it comes to taking on blocks in the phone booth. He must also learn to use his hands better to shed. At times he will take too long to diagnose a play. He gets away with it at the C-USA level because of his speed but he needs to make quicker reads and react faster. Too many arm tackles. Needs to do a better job of breaking down and wrapping up. He has elite speed but his hips are a little bit stiff and he doesn't have great man-to-man cover skills. He has potential in zone coverage but he needs to take fewer false steps versus play-action. He does a good job of knocking passes down in his zone, but his ball skills are below average.

Overall: 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 in pads on film. He has great top-end speed for his size but he plays stiff and he has lots of limitations in terms of his range versus the run and in coverage, as a result. Furthermore, he still lacks ideal technique and recognition skills, which leads to inconsistent play. In our opinion, McCune is worth the gamble in the fourth-to-fifth round range of the upcoming draft but anywhere earlier than that would be a classic case of getting caught up in McCune as a "workout warrior", not a football player.
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Re: Profile: Robert McCune, ILB Louisville

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Robert McCune

Position:
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College:
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Projected Selection:
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MEASUREMENTS
HEIGHT
WEIGHT
40 TIME
6'1"
240
4.42

ATTRIBUTE SCORE
SIZE
SPEED
STRENGTH
ATHLETICISM
XFACTOR
8
8
8
8
9
out of 10
out of 10
out of 10
out of 10
out of 10

EXCHANGE VALUE
73.0

Pros: Very fast for MLB, uses that to make plays all over the field. Tough, has served overseas in the military.
Cons: Still learning the position, lots of potential - will need time to fully develop.
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2003— Junior Season: Team leader in tackles with 143 ... named third team All-Conference USA... started all 13 games at middle linebacker ... ranked seventh in Conference USA in that category ... registered eight double-digit tackle games ... second on the team with four sacks ... credited with 10 stops against Memphis and nine at Cincinnati ... notched 11 stops in 31-28 loss to TCU ... recorded a career-high 19 stops versus USF ... credited with 17 against Temple and 14 versus Tulane... notched 12 tackles in his first collegiate start at Kentucky.

2002— Sophomore Season: Saw action in all 13 games as a key reserve at linebacker and a standout on special teams ... played a prominent role over the last three games of the season while starter Rod Day was injured ... notched a then career-high nine tackles against UAB and followed that with a team season-high 18 tackles against Houston in his first collegiate start.

2001 — Red-shirt Freshman Season: Named Special Teams Player of the Year as a key member of the kick coverage units ... logged 14 tackles while playing in all 13 games on special teams and as a reserve linebacker.

2000 — Freshman Season: Didn’t see game action.

LeFlore High School: Two-year letterwinner on the gridiron and four year letterwinner in track and field ... finished third at the state meet in the 100-meter dash and second in the 4x100-meter relay ... claimed back-to-back powerlifting titles at LeFlore as a junior and senior. Personal: Majoring in physical education ... born March 9, 1979 ... son of Sarah McCune ... three-year member of the National Guard who served a six-month stint in Kuwait and another year in Korea.
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Old 04-24-2005, 03:16 PM   #26
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Re: Profile: Robert McCune, ILB Louisville

He is a real hammer.
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Re: Profile: Robert McCune, ILB Louisville

Sounds raw but has potential.

Sounds like a good character guy, served in the military.

Definitely needs work.
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This is awesome, my middle name is Manuel..so this guy is my new favorite player!!

HEEEEEEEEY MANUEL!
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Doesnt' Gibbs run a two tightend set? Is he going to switch to H-Back?

The logic of this pick escapes me. "an intriguing developmental FB prospect" we you have other needs???
Switch to H-back? Chris Cooley ring a bell??
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Old 04-24-2005, 04:15 PM   #30
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This is awesome, my middle name is Manuel..so this guy is my new favorite player!!
So does this mean you will change your name to ManuelSmack............
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