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tony hipchest
03-08-2007, 01:16 PM
210 lbs and ran a 4.4 at the combine. says hes a 4.3 guy on a fast track. he just gave an excellent interview on sirius. he is very hungry and uses m. coulston as inspiration. he dont care what round hes drafted in, he just wants to do whatever it takes to make a 53 man roster. did hurdles in track, played basketball and rb as a youth. didnt go to a big name college cause he was only 5'7" and 160 lbs coming out of HS!!! he says he has been able to maintain his speed cause he still runs and plays like hes small. was also a return specialist in college. he sounds very smart and confident he can pick up any playbook. loves to read coverages. hes very humble too. he said one part of his game he needs to work on is his concentration especially on the low passes where he has to bend at the waist and reach down, which is a technique thing that can easilly be ironed out.

Counselor
03-08-2007, 01:26 PM
I'm intrigued! Sounds like the type of guy Tomlin and the FO might be in the market for.

lamberts-lost-tooth
03-08-2007, 03:39 PM
I like this guy also Tony...I mentioned him in the "Big Recievers" thread....was named SIAC offensive player of the year and league MVP after leading the conference in receiving yards, all-purpose yards, kick return and punt return average.

polamalufan43
03-08-2007, 04:10 PM
Hmmm.... this is good, I am pleased. :bouncy:

It's worth a second look.

~Polamalufan43:tt02:

verks36
03-08-2007, 07:40 PM
Seems like a classy steelers hard nose type of player. I dont know if we need at WRs right now though truthfully. we have other needs to fill but if he is up there in the 6th-7th round why not take a shot.

tony hipchest
03-15-2007, 01:21 PM
jacoby was just worked out with the bengals. he also has scheduled visits with the eagles, patriots, titans, and vikings. thats it. remember it was the vikings and eagles who had hank baskett on their radar last season. he definitely seems to have the heart, determination, and work ethic of hines ward.

p. kirwan and r. cross again asked him what his expectations were for the draft. he said "of course id like to go in the 1st round, but im from a small school, man. i just wanna get picked up by a team, even as an undrafted free agent. i just wanna play football"

wow. hes not even worried about a contract, or more money. his main thought is playing. they asked him where hes best. he said he's played x, y, and z. spots but he'll line up in the backfield if thats what they want him to do. he said hes most comfortable on the outside but playing the middle in the slot is "fun".

this dude has got steeler written all over him. tomlin was a wr at a small college. hmmm i guess how smart he is and how quick he can learn the playbook will determine his level of success in the league. kirwan and cross love this guy and both feel hes got it and repeatedly tell him hes gonna make it.

lamberts-lost-tooth
03-15-2007, 01:40 PM
jacoby was just worked out with the bengals. he also has scheduled visits with the eagles, patriots, titans, and vikings. thats it. remember it was the vikings and eagles who had hank baskett on their radar last season. he definitely seems to have the heart, determination, and work ethic of hines ward.

p. kirwan and r. cross again asked him what his expectations were for the draft. he said "of course id like to go in the 1st round, but im from a small school, man. i just wanna get picked up by a team, even as an undrafted free agent. i just wanna play football"

wow. hes not even worried about a contract, or more money. his main thought is playing. they asked him where hes best. he said he's played x, y, and z. spots but he'll line up in the backfield if thats what they want him to do. he said hes most comfortable on the outside but playing the middle in the slot is "fun".

this dude has got steeler written all over him. tomlin was a wr at a small college. hmmm i guess how smart he is and how quick he can learn the playbook will determine his level of success in the league. kirwan and cross love this guy and both feel hes got it and repeatedly tell him hes gonna make it.


I think alot of teams are backing off of him right now because he has very tiny hands...(7 1/2 inches!!!)...but he has been productive in the past..and I dont believe he drops alot of balls.

tony hipchest
03-15-2007, 02:37 PM
I think alot of teams are backing off of him right now because he has very tiny hands...(7 1/2 inches!!!)...but he has been productive in the past..and I dont believe he drops alot of balls.ahhh. nice nugget! i see you been doing your research. that would help explain the problems with the low thrown balls. (he did say in his workout yesterday with the bengals he caught all 60 balls thrown his way, but then again, i wasnt there to witness it)

off topic, but have you seen a lifesize photo of michael jordans hands? (like in his huge coffee table book "rare air") holy shit, no wonder he could fly and have so much ball control. he could probably catch a football, 1 handed, between his thumb and forefinger.

GBMelBlount
03-15-2007, 08:22 PM
Tony, anyone that runs a 4.4 should be noticed and probably increase their draft status. How far down do you think we can go and still get this guy. Yes we have a few other "needs" in the draft but do you think we have to wait til rounds 6-7 to pick up a WR like this if they are a steal?

Elvis
03-16-2007, 07:40 PM
Someone with that size and speed should definitely be noticed...
John 3:16
Elvis

lamberts-lost-tooth
03-16-2007, 07:50 PM
He will get noticed...Some teams place alot more value on production than probable NFL fit.....(If you are that tall and that fast...and are predicted to go in the later rounds?....RED FLAG!!!) Small school + small hands= boom or bust prospect....something that I personally hope we dont go after.

GBMelBlount
03-16-2007, 08:29 PM
He will get noticed...Some teams place alot more value on production than probable NFL fit.....(If you are that tall and that fast...and are predicted to go in the later rounds?....RED FLAG!!!) Small school + small hands= boom or bust prospect....something that I personally hope we dont go after.


Tony had said small school probably because 5' 7" going into college. How was his production in college anyway? I thought having small hands just meant........small gloves? :wink02:

HAZMAT
03-17-2007, 04:58 AM
Tall WR like jacksonville has...we need that toss and grab reciever

lamberts-lost-tooth
03-17-2007, 08:27 AM
Tony had said small school probably because 5' 7" going into college. How was his production in college anyway? I thought having small hands just meant........small gloves? :wink02:

Men among boys in small college level:
2003: 36 REC 677 YDS 7 TD
2004: 46 REC 664 YDS 5 TD
2005: 50 REC 587 YDS 3 TD
2006: 68 REC 822 YDS 6 TD


Starting receiver at Lane College for four seasons....versatile , can return punts and kickoffs. He gets in and out of his breaks quickly but needs to work on route running.... can be elusive in the open field.... never played against high level of competition in college....needs to add some bulk and increase his strength. ..also ( like mentioned) is the fact that he has small hands for a receiver. Will probably be overdrafted due to some teams thinking of Marques Colston, a small school receiver who was also impressive in the Shrine Game a year ago.

I guess the guestion is....IF he is the sleeper stud that so many seem to think he is.....why is a 6'5 WR with 4.4 speed only getting 822 yards against small college competition?....

If he is still sitting there at the 5th/6th I would take a shot...but why gamble in this draft when WR is so deep.

tony hipchest
04-05-2007, 02:08 PM
jones still has 6 teams left to visit. philly yesterday and the titans on the 8th. he will be visiting pittsburgh. it seems hes shaking the "sleeper" label. when asked what he'll say to teams about his small hands: "i still catch the ball. thats all that matters. i catch the ball". dudes not lacking for confidence. when asked how he did at his pro day he said he was cathing "bb's in the dark". when asked how he measured up against othere wr's in the draft, (they said they'll throw c. johnson out of the equation cause hes a freak of nature), jacoby said keep him in there, "im a freak of nature too. im an athelete just like the rest of them are".

he sounds more "boom" than "bust". he could be like T.O. out of chattanooga (ist round talent who fell to the 3rd. then again he could be like a drafted version of nate washington.

tony hipchest
08-28-2007, 07:59 PM
ok i'll admit i am a little biassed cause im a jacoby jones fan based on his interviews alone, but it is the interviews that will give tips on all the "intangibles" that are such a catch phrase and buzz word across the nfl. adam schefter just highlighted him on the nfl network calling him possibly this years "devin hester"and peter king has also taken notice.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/writers/peter_king/08/26/mmqb/5.html

it really makes watching willie reid almost unbearable (although i still keep the faith reid can shake out of it.)

3. I think the one great thing about August football games is this: Jacoby Jones, wide receiver, Lane College. The third-round pick of the Texans, a second-day draft prospect on many teams' boards, has morphed into an excellent complement to Andre Johnson and could be the receiver Houston has sought to deflect some of the attention from Johnson.

At 6-foot-2, 210 pounds, and with average speed (4.48) for a split receiver, Jones has shown excellent hands in camp. The game's not too big for him. In three preseason outings, he has eight catches, one for a touchdown, and two more touchdowns in the return game.

Says Johnson: "He's awesome. Once he learns the ins and outs, the sky is the limit for him." And this from Jones: "I don't want to wake up. It's the kind of thing you have dreams of as a little boy, watching yourself playing on TV, and you're really doing it."


for what its worth, kirwan and ryan sent out recordings of jones' interviews to every team that was interrested and gary kubiak admitted hearing them.

Steeldude
01-11-2008, 07:27 AM
he sounds very smart and confident he can pick up any playbook. loves to read coverages. hes very humble too.

he may turn out to be a good WR, but looking at the video below i wouldn't say he sounds smart. :smile:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyYr7a5Q_j8

SteelersWyo
01-11-2008, 04:52 PM
Spped is a little overrated. You need the whole package. Hands, eyes, route running, toughness, etc. Look at Hines, he doesn't have great speed, but has the rest. I'll take that anyday!!

STEELtownHAVOX
01-11-2008, 07:13 PM
i don't see anywhere in that video where it makes him sound not smart?

Rhee Rhee
01-12-2008, 02:47 AM
he may turn out to be a good WR, but looking at the video below i wouldn't say he sounds smart. :smile:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyYr7a5Q_j8


its not like he's a complete idiot... if he's a stud at football no one will care how dumb he his...

MasterOfPuppets
01-12-2008, 03:06 AM
why are you goobers dragging up a thread ,and discussing a guy who was drafted LAST YEAR ??? :banging:

Preacher
01-12-2008, 04:05 AM
why are you goobers dragging up a thread ,and discussing a guy who was drafted LAST YEAR ??? :banging:


:sofunny:

tony hipchest
02-20-2008, 12:03 PM
he may turn out to be a good WR, but looking at the video below i wouldn't say he sounds smart. :smile:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyYr7a5Q_j8

he sounds "pretty fly for a white guy".

i say we draft him.

jones in 08!

:chuckle:

fansince'76
02-20-2008, 12:08 PM
why are you goobers dragging up a thread ,and discussing a guy who was drafted LAST YEAR ??? :banging:

:toofunny: :toofunny: :toofunny:

MDSteel15
02-21-2008, 02:42 AM
Hello!!! He was drafted last year by the Texans people!!!

19ward86
02-22-2008, 09:43 PM
this thread was started last year....look at the date