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View Poll Results: Grade WFT's free agency haul so far (Fitz, Samuel, Jackson)
A 28 48.28%
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Old 04-16-2021, 09:27 AM   #421
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Plenty of gym rats come and go, can he play? He's got a lot to learn.
Exactly. Quit his high school team after a week. Maybe he has matured and toughened up since then but not going to be surprised if hes cut pretty quickly.
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Old 04-16-2021, 09:43 AM   #422
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Exactly. Quit his high school team after a week. Maybe he has matured and toughened up since then but not going to be surprised if hes cut pretty quickly.
It seems like Reyes has good work ethics, based on what this article explained. So far, we have been seeing good things but Reyes still have ways to go as he is entirely new to football.. Also, as we all already know from the past, majority of our off-season and training camp crushes always disappear once season starts.
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Old 04-16-2021, 10:31 AM   #423
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Watched an interview with Julie D. He sounds like a guy who will put the work in (physical and studying) and won't let himself fail.

I think he's going to work out. There will be a learning curve but I think he'll get it. Since we have Thomas as the starter and won't rely on him picking it up immediately to be the starter, we can have some more patience with him.

I'm excited to see him on the field.

He's also very humble and grounded. Doesn't care about a house for himself, just wants to take care of his parents and be a role model for Chilean kids who have never had a pro athlete to look up to (in football or basketball).

Check out that interview.
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Old 04-16-2021, 08:52 PM   #424
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Watched an interview with Julie D. He sounds like a guy who will put the work in (physical and studying) and won't let himself fail.

I think he's going to work out. There will be a learning curve but I think he'll get it. Since we have Thomas as the starter and won't rely on him picking it up immediately to be the starter, we can have some more patience with him.

I'm excited to see him on the field.

He's also very humble and grounded. Doesn't care about a house for himself, just wants to take care of his parents and be a role model for Chilean kids who have never had a pro athlete to look up to (in football or basketball).

Check out that interview.
Yes a really good interview, how can you not cheer for this guy a great story. If he get's sometime I think he could be decent.
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Old 04-16-2021, 09:27 PM   #425
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Watched an interview with Julie D. He sounds like a guy who will put the work in (physical and studying) and won't let himself fail.

I think he's going to work out. There will be a learning curve but I think he'll get it. Since we have Thomas as the starter and won't rely on him picking it up immediately to be the starter, we can have some more patience with him.

I'm excited to see him on the field.

He's also very humble and grounded. Doesn't care about a house for himself, just wants to take care of his parents and be a role model for Chilean kids who have never had a pro athlete to look up to (in football or basketball).

Check out that interview.

It's just amazing that this kid is so off the charts athletic, that he had multiple NFL teams wanting him, and he has ZERO experience playing the game.

If he can develop the mental toughness that this game requires -- dealing with the drudgery of summertime camps; getting smacked around in the trenches when he is required to block a behemoth in front of him; getting dinged up and playing through the pain -- he could be a huge surprise.

I still can't get over the fact that he is THE most athletic TE ... ever measured.

I hope he works out. It would be an awesome story, and he could be special.
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Old 04-18-2021, 07:02 PM   #426
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It seems like Reyes has good work ethics, based on what this article explained. So far, we have been seeing good things but Reyes still have ways to go as he is entirely new to football.. Also, as we all already know from the past, majority of our off-season and training camp crushes always disappear once season starts.
He definitely knows his way around the gym, but he won't get far if he doesn't have that same work ethic for studying. Would make for an amazing story if he does make it though.
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Old 04-19-2021, 03:06 PM   #427
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WFT waives Bryce Love

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Old 04-19-2021, 03:07 PM   #428
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Old 04-19-2021, 03:54 PM   #429
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Gibson already took over the show so that doesn't matter, although it sucks that we wasted a 4th round pick.
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Old 04-19-2021, 03:58 PM   #430
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Eh who cares, it was worth the gamble in the 4th
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Eh who cares, it was worth the gamble in the 4th
Not when we had drafted a RB in the 2d already.
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Not when we had drafted a RB in the 2d already.
You don't draft solely based on need, you draft based on who you think has the highest chance of succeeding as a long term quality player in the NFL.

Given the percentages of third day draft picks that actually pan out I don't have a problem with the selection. If his injuries had healed properly he had the talent to succeed.
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Exhibit A for going pro early. If he had left after his record setting junior year, no telling what his football future would be like.

I feel for the kid. Uber talented, derailed by injury. It totally sucks.

But he was studying to be a doctor. That path is obviously still open for him. Which is not a bad "second life choice" to have available.

Best of luck to the kid.
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Old 04-19-2021, 10:46 PM   #434
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Watched an interview with Julie D. He sounds like a guy who will put the work in (physical and studying) and won't let himself fail.

I think he's going to work out. There will be a learning curve but I think he'll get it. Since we have Thomas as the starter and won't rely on him picking it up immediately to be the starter, we can have some more patience with him.

I'm excited to see him on the field.

He's also very humble and grounded. Doesn't care about a house for himself, just wants to take care of his parents and be a role model for Chilean kids who have never had a pro athlete to look up to (in football or basketball).

Check out that interview.
No one can foresee if he's going to work out. Let's assume he puts in 1 million percent effort, he doesn't he's toast for sure, but assume. Even then he could bust. LOTS of great athletes give it their all and fail in NFL, it takes way more than just talent. Maybe he can learn the position, maybe he can't. No one knows right now.

In terms of being grounded, have you ever heard anyone give an interview like that and say they want to spend it all on hookers and blow? That they just want to be in the NFL to make some quick easy money, get fame, and laid a lot? Saying all the right things in interview doesn't mean much, only an imbecile doesn't play the PR game. I'm not saying the guy is grounded, I'm not saying he isn't, I'm just saying you don't make that determination based on public interviews in which only the rankest dumbass doesn't give the "right" answers.

The signing is a sensible risk/reward proposition because we have significant reward potential with very minimal risk. I hope the guy can learn the position and sticks as the #3 TE this year. Sometimes blocking is much, much more difficult to learn than catching for TEs, his progression should be interesting.

Cooley's comments on this were great, years ago, Gibbs telling him to block better, he's like, the guy in front of me outweighs me by 40 pounds, is way stronger than me, and he's lightning fast, WTF do you want me to do exactly? I'm not doing comments justice, but it was funny and spot on. Vintage Cooley.
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Gibson already took over the show so that doesn't matter, although it sucks that we wasted a 4th round pick.
Our current FO seems much less inclined to take injury risks, except really late rounds.
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