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T.O.Killa 03-07-2008 01:42 PM

Anthony Mix Must Be Our Man
 
After watching the Redskins show no interest in any free agent reciever, it dawned on me that Anthony Mix must be the guy. He is big, fast, and strong. At 6-5 tall and 235 pounds, he is a great red zone target. I know that everyone was high on him, but for some reason we have heard so much speculation that the Redskins were going after Chad Johnson, Roy Williams and Fitzgerald, we all sort of forgot about Mix. Maybe, just maybe, he is the reason they are not even interviewing, Johnson and Hackett.

Mattyk 03-07-2008 01:44 PM

Re: Anthony Mix Must Be Our Man
 
Or maybe they are just waiting for the market to cool off, and/or maybe some potential trades are in the works.

I doubt that Mix is the reason they are standing pat right now.

Dirtbag59 03-07-2008 01:48 PM

Re: Anthony Mix Must Be Our Man
 
Still to early. I don't know if this deserves its own thread, but nevertheless, we've had guys lobbying for Mix all offseason so its about time someone started an Anthony Mix thread.

With that said if he makes plays like the ones he made in Seatle last year, then I'll gladly keep him.

[B][I][SIZE=1](Double posted Scouting Report to help provide new thread readers with fair and balanced info on Mix :D)[/SIZE][/I][/B]
[B][SIZE=3]Anthony Mix[/SIZE][/B]
[URL="http://insider.espn.go.com/nfldraft/draft/tracker/position?id=1"][COLOR=#000000]WR[/COLOR][/URL] | (6'4[IMG]http://assets.espn.go.com/i/nfl/trans/1_4.gif[/IMG]", 235, 4.49) | [URL="http://insider.espn.go.com/nfldraft/draft/tracker/school?id=2070"][COLOR=#000000]AUBURN[/COLOR][/URL]

[B]Scouts Grade:[/B] 45[B]View by:[/B] [URL="http://insider.espn.go.com/nfldraft/draft/tracker/players?draftyear=2008"][COLOR=#000000]Player[/COLOR][/URL] | [URL="http://insider.espn.go.com/nfldraft/draft/tracker/school?draftyear=2008"][COLOR=#000000]NCAA School[/COLOR][/URL] | [URL="http://insider.espn.go.com/nfldraft/draft/tracker/position?draftyear=2008"][COLOR=#000000]Position[/COLOR][/URL] | [URL="http://insider.espn.go.com/nfldraft/draft/tracker/team?draftyear=2008"][COLOR=#000000]NFL Team[/COLOR][/URL] | [URL="http://insider.espn.go.com/nfldraft/draft/tracker/alert?draftyear=2008"][COLOR=#000000]Flag[/COLOR][/URL][IMG]http://assets.espn.go.com/i/in.gif[/IMG] | [URL="http://insider.espn.go.com/nfldraft/draft/tracker/rankedPlayers?draftyear=2008"][COLOR=#000000]All Ranked Players[/COLOR][/URL][IMG]http://assets.espn.go.com/i/in.gif[/IMG] | [URL="http://insider.espn.go.com/nfldraft/draft/tracker/histround?year=2006&draftyear=2008"][COLOR=#000000]NFL Draft History[/COLOR][/URL]

[B]Strengths:[/B] Possesses great speed for size, shows good body control and flashes the ability to make the big play downfield. Has good athletic ability, flashes the ability to run crisp short-to-intermediate routes and catches the ball fairly well. Shows adequate recognition skills and generally settles into a soft spot working against zone coverage. Uses wide frame to shield defenders from the ball, he flashes the ability to make the tough catch in traffic and has the potential to develop into a productive red zone target. Gets downfield fairly quickly and has the potential to develop into a quality special teams' player. Has experience lining up at tight end, is capable of limning up at H-Back and can obviously line up at receiver so has good versatility.

[B]Weaknesses:[/B] Does not play as fast as 40-time indicates and his speed is too straight-line. Lacks ideal burst for a receiver and will have some problems creating separation working against man coverage at the next level. Doesn't use hands well, doesn't play with a mean streak and needs to improve ability to get a clean release working against press coverage. Lacks ideal size for an in-line blocker and doesn't sustain blocks well. Has to keep weight down to stay at receiver and conditioning will always be critical to success. Work ethic has been questioned at times and character may be somewhat of a concern. Broke left wrist in 2001 and missed two games with a sprained ankle in 2003 so durability is somewhat of a concern.

[B]Overall:[/B] Mix played in all 13 games of his true freshman season in 2002 and he lined up at tight end at that time. He moved from tight end to receiver midway through the 2003 season and he started 11 games that year. Mix started four of the 13 games he played in during the 2004 season catching 19 passes for a total of 294 yards and three touchdowns. As a senior in 2005, Mix finished with 288 yards and two touchdowns on 23 receptions. Mix is a classic 'tweener. He isn't quite big or strong enough to develop into a traditional tight end in the NFL and he lacks the initial quickness, suddenness and fluidity of a fulltime wide receiver. In our opinion, Mix's best chance to contributge in the NFL is at the H-Back position for a team that likes to get their tight ends extra involved in the passing game (see: Chiefs and Redskins). Mix's speed will cause matchup problems for linebackers and his size will cause matchup problems for defensive backs, so he is capable of becoming a quality situational receiver at the next level. Because of that upside, we think he is worth selecting late in the 2006 draft.

jdlea 03-07-2008 01:56 PM

Re: Anthony Mix Must Be Our Man
 
There's also the possibility that they intend to draft a WR. I think that assuming Mix will produce anything other than decent special teams play is a mistake for this organization.

I'm high on the guy's measureables too, but I'm not a big fan of standing pat at WR and planning on Mix being a #2 or #4.

Schneed10 03-07-2008 01:58 PM

Re: Anthony Mix Must Be Our Man
 
I'm not high on Anthony Mix. Who's high on Anthony Mix?

He was cut from the Giants. If they were that high on him, they would have found a way to keep him. Simple as that.

We better not be depending on him for anything this coming season other than special teams and a [U]prayer[/U] for a little more.

hooskins 03-07-2008 01:59 PM

Re: Anthony Mix Must Be Our Man
 
I would argue the Seattle play was more of a right place at the right time kind of deal. Beside that however, Mix has made some decent tackles on special teams all year I don't think recovering the ball in Seattle was that big of a deal.

I do however feel he does need consideration seeing that he was always is around tackles on teams. Seems like he is working his butt off to get some playing time and I hope he does get some when ARE or hackett(my hope) are tired.

Dirtbag59 03-07-2008 01:59 PM

Re: Anthony Mix Must Be Our Man
 
Alright, for the sake of being objective, heres Anthony Mix's scouting report coming out of college

[SIZE=3][B]Anthony Mix[/B][/SIZE]
[URL="http://insider.espn.go.com/nfldraft/draft/tracker/position?id=1"][COLOR=#000000]WR[/COLOR][/URL] | (6'4[IMG]http://assets.espn.go.com/i/nfl/trans/1_4.gif[/IMG]", 235, 4.49) | [URL="http://insider.espn.go.com/nfldraft/draft/tracker/school?id=2070"][COLOR=#000000]AUBURN[/COLOR][/URL]

[B]Scouts Grade:[/B] 45[B]View by:[/B] [URL="http://insider.espn.go.com/nfldraft/draft/tracker/players?draftyear=2008"][COLOR=#000000]Player[/COLOR][/URL] | [URL="http://insider.espn.go.com/nfldraft/draft/tracker/school?draftyear=2008"][COLOR=#000000]NCAA School[/COLOR][/URL] | [URL="http://insider.espn.go.com/nfldraft/draft/tracker/position?draftyear=2008"][COLOR=#000000]Position[/COLOR][/URL] | [URL="http://insider.espn.go.com/nfldraft/draft/tracker/team?draftyear=2008"][COLOR=#000000]NFL Team[/COLOR][/URL] | [URL="http://insider.espn.go.com/nfldraft/draft/tracker/alert?draftyear=2008"][COLOR=#000000]Flag[/COLOR][/URL][IMG]http://assets.espn.go.com/i/in.gif[/IMG] | [URL="http://insider.espn.go.com/nfldraft/draft/tracker/rankedPlayers?draftyear=2008"][COLOR=#000000]All Ranked Players[/COLOR][/URL][IMG]http://assets.espn.go.com/i/in.gif[/IMG] | [URL="http://insider.espn.go.com/nfldraft/draft/tracker/histround?year=2006&draftyear=2008"][COLOR=#000000]NFL Draft History[/COLOR][/URL]

[B]Strengths:[/B] Possesses great speed for size, shows good body control and flashes the ability to make the big play downfield. Has good athletic ability, flashes the ability to run crisp short-to-intermediate routes and catches the ball fairly well. Shows adequate recognition skills and generally settles into a soft spot working against zone coverage. Uses wide frame to shield defenders from the ball, he flashes the ability to make the tough catch in traffic and has the potential to develop into a productive red zone target. Gets downfield fairly quickly and has the potential to develop into a quality special teams' player. Has experience lining up at tight end, is capable of limning up at H-Back and can obviously line up at receiver so has good versatility.

[B]Weaknesses:[/B] Does not play as fast as 40-time indicates and his speed is too straight-line. Lacks ideal burst for a receiver and will have some problems creating separation working against man coverage at the next level. Doesn't use hands well, doesn't play with a mean streak and needs to improve ability to get a clean release working against press coverage. Lacks ideal size for an in-line blocker and doesn't sustain blocks well. Has to keep weight down to stay at receiver and conditioning will always be critical to success. Work ethic has been questioned at times and character may be somewhat of a concern. Broke left wrist in 2001 and missed two games with a sprained ankle in 2003 so durability is somewhat of a concern.

[B]Overall:[/B] Mix played in all 13 games of his true freshman season in 2002 and he lined up at tight end at that time. He moved from tight end to receiver midway through the 2003 season and he started 11 games that year. Mix started four of the 13 games he played in during the 2004 season catching 19 passes for a total of 294 yards and three touchdowns. As a senior in 2005, Mix finished with 288 yards and two touchdowns on 23 receptions. Mix is a classic 'tweener. He isn't quite big or strong enough to develop into a traditional tight end in the NFL and he lacks the initial quickness, suddenness and fluidity of a fulltime wide receiver. In our opinion, Mix's best chance to contributge in the NFL is at the H-Back position for a team that likes to get their tight ends extra involved in the passing game (see: Chiefs and Redskins). Mix's speed will cause matchup problems for linebackers and his size will cause matchup problems for defensive backs, so he is capable of becoming a quality situational receiver at the next level. Because of that upside, we think he is worth selecting late in the 2006 draft.

mooby 03-07-2008 02:02 PM

Re: Anthony Mix Must Be Our Man
 
I think the reason that everyone is high on Mix is because he played with JC in college and he's a tall dude. He does have experience in the WCO too, but we'll see. Just because the Giants dumped him doesn't mean he's worthless, sometimes guys bounce around from team to team until they get a chance to start and then they prove they are worth something. Did anyone think Antonio Pierce was a Pro Bowl linebacker before '04?

Schneed10 03-07-2008 02:09 PM

Re: Anthony Mix Must Be Our Man
 
[quote=mooby;430195]I think the reason that everyone is high on Mix is because he played with JC in college and he's a tall dude. He does have experience in the WCO too, but we'll see. Just because the Giants dumped him doesn't mean he's worthless, sometimes guys bounce around from team to team until they get a chance to start and then they prove they are worth something. Did anyone think Antonio Pierce was a Pro Bowl linebacker before '04?[/quote]

If you're counting on the tiny likelihood that an Antonio Pierce situation is going to repeat itself with Anthony Mix, then you're doing a poor job of planning out your roster.

Those are rare finds. You give them a chance to earn jobs in camp, but if you're EXPECTING them to develop into a starter, as a GM you should be fired.

If you feel you have a hole at WR, you need to make a move cap-permitting. And the cap permits in this instance.

SBXVII 03-07-2008 02:17 PM

Re: Anthony Mix Must Be Our Man
 
[quote=jdlea;430187]There's also the possibility that they intend to draft a WR. I think that assuming Mix will produce anything other than decent special teams play is a mistake for this organization.

I'm high on the guy's measureables too, but I'm not a big fan of standing pat at WR and planning on Mix being a #2 or #4.[/quote]

It would be nice to have a tall talented vetran but..if it can't be done due to cost then so be it. Mix was loved by the Giants. They had other needs though. Mix was going to become their next possession WR but they already had one so he sat on the practice squad. Then let go to pick up other needs. Thats when we grabbed him.

I think he will do well. He will have learning curve though. It would be nice to pick up another young Tall WR to compliment each other. Maybe take turns in and out of rotation. Maybe use both in the red zone and cause alot of problems for other teams.

Tha Posse 03-07-2008 02:18 PM

Re: Anthony Mix Must Be Our Man
 
He was signed by us from the Giants practice squad so he wasn't cut as far as i can remember. If this was the case you would think they would have signed Caldwell.

TheMalcolmConnection 03-07-2008 02:20 PM

Re: Anthony Mix Must Be Our Man
 
[quote=Schneed10;430190]I'm not high on Anthony Mix. [I][B]Who's high on Anthony Mix?[/B][/I]

He was cut from the Giants. If they were that high on him, they would have found a way to keep him. Simple as that.

We better not be depending on him for anything this coming season other than special teams and a [U]prayer[/U] for a little more.[/quote]

I am.

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freddyg12 03-07-2008 02:26 PM

Re: Anthony Mix Must Be Our Man
 
[quote=Tha Posse;430202]He was signed by us from the Giants practice squad so he wasn't cut as far as i can remember. If this was the case you would think they would have signed Caldwell.[/quote]

Right, we signed him directly off their practice squad,so he wasn't "cut" he just didn't make the g-men active roster.

BDBohnzie 03-07-2008 02:29 PM

Re: Anthony Mix Must Be Our Man
 
Mix was a 06 Practice Squad member, who made the 53 man roster in '07. He was put on waivers so the Giants could make room Domenik Hixon. From what I heard on TV, it was pretty much between keeping Mix and Steve Smith, and they chose Smith. So I'd imagine that if Mix was a first rounder, or a return specialist, he would have been kept.

He certainly did excel on Special Teams for the Skins. I'd imagine he could contribute regularly as a #4 along with his special teams work.

freddyg12 03-07-2008 02:32 PM

Re: Anthony Mix Must Be Our Man
 
This thread could be posed in this question: 'Does anyone foresee a situation similar to last year's draft when we opted not to draft a d-lineman, even when it was apparent to all we needed one?' Gibbs & GW said they were happy w/the progress Golston & Montgomery made, maybe that's the case w/Mix?

That could be the approach here. Last year they didn't draft a d-lineman in part because they liked Landry better than anyone else. They didn't sign one in fa, cause no one was available w/in reason. That could be the case this year if Hackett can't be signed, or no trades can come to fruition.

I think Vinny is thinking long-term. If the right player at right price can't be had this year, next year Roy Williams will be a free agent. Next year might be the time they look to sign a vet.

I HOPE Mix has made that much of an impression, but I think it's still too early to have much indication as to what they want to do at the reciever position. The first news we might get on this is if Caldwell's agent talks to someone.


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