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Prosdo
04-30-2006, 04:39 PM
Cedric Humes
Tailback
Height: 6-foot-1
Weight: 233 pounds
Class Year: Sr
Experience: 3V
High School: Princess Anne
Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA
Squat Max: 590 lbs
Bench Max: 350 lbs
40 time: 4.46 seconds

BigBen2WardPITT
04-30-2006, 04:40 PM
yea just saw this, im SO HAPPY!

Prosdo
04-30-2006, 04:40 PM
Cedric Humes
Height: 6-0 7/8 | Weight: 227 | 40-Time: 4.73
Strengths:
Has excellent size...A powerful and bruising runner...Good athletic ability...Hits the hole fast and with authority...Breaks a lot of tackles and is a load to try and bring down...Good short yardage and goaline runner...Solid blocker...Decent receiver out of the backfield...Versatile...Hard worker & team player with good intangibles.

Weaknesses:
Was never the full-time workhorse in college and didn't show whether or not he can carry the load...Does not have great speed...Doesn't change directions all that well and is basically a north / south runner...Is not a big play threat...Might have some minor durability concerns...A bit of a 'tweener without a true position.

Notes:
Could potentially move to fullback at the next level...Ran for 752 yards (4.6 avg.) and 11 touchdowns as a senior for the Hokies...Might be a sleeper who could develop once given the opportunity to be the main ball carrier for a pro team.

http://www.nfldraftcountdown.com/scoutingreports/rb/cedrichumes.html

Prosdo
04-30-2006, 04:41 PM
Pros: A slashing type of runner with the ability to run through tacklers and enough speed to get outside. He can be a strong finisher with the body lean, strength and toughness to make the most of each carry. Has a big upside as a power back. Has a powerful frame to run over tacklers while taking no prisoners once he squares his shoulders. He runs with a crouched style, getting full use of his fine lower-body strength to move the pile and gain the tough yardage.
Cons: As a receiver, he made nice progress over his career, displaying soft hands and a good sense of route-running, but his experience was limited by lack of playing time over his entire career. He lacks the speed to be a breakaway threat after the reception, but he is an accomplished pass-catcher , which will help him if he ends up converting to fullback. Has all the makings of a starting NFL feature runner, if he answers the injury questions and proves durable as a pro.
Numbers: As a senior, he played in 12 games with 162 carries for 752 yards and a solid 4.6 yards-per-carry average for 11 TDs, with 10 receptions for 71 yards. Over his career, he scored 21 rushing TDs and caught 29 passes. At the Combine, he ran a 4.65 in the 40 with a 30.5-inch vertical jump and an 8-foot, 10-inch broad jump. He did 18 reps in the lifting and was adequate in drills.
Skinny: He will compete for the third-down back role early in his career. Honest runner with the athleticism and intangibles to become a nice surprise in the NFL and an excellent middle-round value with the potential to become a starter in time.

http://nfldraft.rivals.com/cviewplayer.asp?Player=1586&PT=7&PR=2&type=scoutingreport

Highlight Video http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/prospects?rank_type=4

Rotorhead
04-30-2006, 04:42 PM
So now we have the big RB everyone has been looking for!

tony hipchest
04-30-2006, 04:44 PM
http://www.nfl.com/draft/profiles/2006/humes_cedric not much of a report on him. this is it.

Cedric Humes
Height: 6-0
Weight: 227
40 Speed: 4.68
Position: Running Back
College: Virginia Tech



GIL BRANDT'S ANALYSIS
Humes had a complete workout at the Combine, running two 40s in 4.61 and 4.75. He had a 30?-inch vertical jump, an 8-foot-10 long jump, a 7.06 three-cone drill and did 18 lifts. Humes played running back and linebacker in high school and also lettered in basketball and track. He rushed for 1,640 yards and 22 TDs as a senior. He redshirted in 2001, played fullback in 2002 and didn't start in 2003. He started three games in 2004 and nine in 2005. He's a big, strong inside runner, a good blocker and short-yardage runner. His best position may be fullback.

theropodx
04-30-2006, 04:52 PM
damn fine pick.

tootalltoscore
04-30-2006, 04:52 PM
This guy sounds like he may be really good - IF he can learn

Cedric Humes RB Virginia Tech

Strengths

Cedric is a big, strong, powerful RB with excellent speed and quickness. When he concentrates and hits his holes, he is almost impossible to stop. He shows quickness to the hole and just enough of a wiggle at the line to burst through and gain some big time yardage before two or three guys can stop him. He has quick feet and good balance to take a hit and not have it affect him. He is a punishing runner and likes to put a hurting on the person who tries to tackle him. He shows decent hands out of the backfield on swing passes, which will make him effective on third downs also.


Needs to Improve

The only thing stopping Cedric is Cedric. He is a tough kid and will play hurt, but he lacks the instincts and recognition skills at this point of his career. (That?s a nice way of saying that he's not too smart on the field).

Bottom Line
Cedric has a lot to learn about being a RB at the next level. He needs to learn how to block a blitzing LB and read defenses on the run so that he can change his route out of the backfield on an important third down situation. He has to get serious about learning his playbook. Cedric has to understand that he plays an important position. He has to learn that being a RB is not just about running when someone hands you the ball. He has excellent raw talent, but is so far away from understanding his role in a team situation that it will affect the round in which he is drafted. That's a shame because the kid has the athletic talent to be a franchise back; however, he has to get a whole lot more serious about learning his craft. He seems like a good kid and certainly worth being picked in this draft, but you are going to have to think about his length to impact (LTI) and I would think that the third or fourth round would be about right. The raw talent is there. The question is the work ethic, heart and instincts!

stand undefeated
04-30-2006, 05:01 PM
Hmm doesnt seem bad at all for a 7th rounder... he doesn't run like he's 233lbs, seems quicker, cuts nice too... though in the highlight video i didnt really see him run over anybody to be considered a "bruiser", but we'll see won't we!

83-Steelers-43
04-30-2006, 05:03 PM
I'll take it in the 7th.

BIGBENFASTWILLIE
04-30-2006, 05:04 PM
i like this pick
we needed this

SteelerzGirl
04-30-2006, 05:12 PM
I'm very happy with this pick, although I'm a bit worried about our running game in 2006. I guess we'll just have to wait and see how things work out, i.e., if Duce can stay healthy, if Humes will develop into what we need for the Steelers running game, etc. Overall, this guy seems to be a good choice by the Steelers.

Welcome to the Pittsburgh Steelers, Cedric! :smile:

Volpe1564
04-30-2006, 05:17 PM
ok...but what are we gonna do with the LB depth??i know i sound like a whinner here but, i just saying.....

MichiSteeler
04-30-2006, 06:24 PM
This is great! I'm glad we grabbed this guy! I think this is the most exciting pick in my opinion. I'm interested to see what he can do for us and what we will do WITH HIM. I mean i hope he isnt pushed aside and forgotten kind of like Verron is, I'd like to see him groomed into a starter in 1-2 years. Either way i hope he gets a shot, i hope we dont just push him aside and never use him.

nwksteeler
04-30-2006, 07:11 PM
Good value at 240.

Santonio4
04-30-2006, 08:25 PM
I think Humes is a great seventh round pick. He is a bruising runner and we need that to give Willie a break after all his 80 yard runs.:cool:

BlitzburghRockCity
04-30-2006, 09:25 PM
This is so awesome ! Im glad we snagged him, and at a bargain round pick for him. He can learn from the best. We've got one of the best RB's coaches to learn from, and helluva an OL to run behind.

Give him time,and he'll learn to pick and choose where to run and when.

This is great. He may very well be my favorite draft pick next to Santonio

Koopa
05-01-2006, 02:33 AM
I think Humes is a great seventh round pick. He is a bruising runner and we need that to give Willie a break after all his 80 yard runs.:cool:

or after he gets hit in the backfield 8 times in a row lol.........damn i love this pick

DiggetyDank
05-01-2006, 03:15 AM
I agree that Humes was a great pick, especially if he really pans out - I have a gut feeling he'll prove to be a serviceable big back. Also read that he played a year of fullback at VT, so we could possibly try him at that if RB didn't work - could be the heir to Kreider.

Ambridge
05-01-2006, 08:16 AM
I'll take it in the 7th.

Yeah, not a bad pick for the 7th.
I've seen him play a couple of times at Tech and he's not afraid to be a physical runner.
I just hope were not bringing in another injury prone RB.
Humes has missed playing time with a broken leg(Fibula) and broken forearm over the past couple of seasons.

tony hipchest
05-01-2006, 08:41 AM
a broken leg and forearm? he sounds pretty tough to me. broken bones are usually freak accidents and dont show a lack of conditionning like torn ligaments or pulled tendons would suggest. maybe he just has a wreckless running style.

Ambridge
05-01-2006, 08:59 AM
a broken leg and forearm? he sounds pretty tough to me. broken bones are usually freak accidents and dont show a lack of conditionning like torn ligaments or pulled tendons would suggest. maybe he just has a wreckless running style.

Maybe Humes needs to start taking Vitamin D supplements or drinking more milk.:grin:
Multiple injuries that cost playing time regardless of the hows or whys I would think have to be a concern??

tony hipchest
05-01-2006, 09:06 AM
Maybe Humes needs to start taking Vitamin D supplements or drinking more milk.:grin:
Multiple injuries that cost playing time regardless of the hows or whys I would think have to be a concern?? im not too concerned. of course were all a little wary cause of how duce has gone thus far but in reality all rb's are injury prone. its just part of the position. i have to say willie held up pretty good last year though. especially with the ankle sprain and playing 4 extra games in the playoffs. and if you saw him throwing out the 1st pitch at the pirates game, dude is yoked.

Suitanim
05-01-2006, 09:11 AM
ok...but what are we gonna do with the LB depth??i know i sound like a whinner here but, i just saying.....

Another common misconception. At LB, the Steelers currently have:

-Farrior, Kriewaldt and Farriors younger brother Matt at LILB
-Haggins, Harrison and Malcolm Postell at ROLB
- Larry Foote, Rian Wallace, Richard Seigler at RILB
- Joey Porter, Andre Frazier and Arnold Harrison at ROLB

They are 3 deep at every position.

Dook
05-01-2006, 09:24 AM
We're not 3 deep at LB. Four of those players mentioned above were not on the team last year and likely won't make the team this year either.

I'm very surprised they didn't take a single LB.

Suitanim
05-01-2006, 09:29 AM
12 LB's / 4 LB positions = 3 Deep. If we drafted 2, we'd be at 14, and we are only going to carry probably 8 anyway. We addressed LB last year.

tony hipchest
05-01-2006, 09:30 AM
We're not 3 deep at LB. Four of those players mentioned above were not on the team last year and likely won't make the team this year either.

I'm very surprised they didn't take a single LB.why draft someone if you know they wont make the team? we have a 53 man roster. we cant stock it with 20 lb's especially if everyone wants superstars at the position 2 deep. if there was an lb worth drafting in the later rounds the steelers wouldve pulled the trigger. the fact that neither them or the pats took one says alot about what was available. not drafting one wont hurt us one bit.

coachspeak33
05-01-2006, 11:42 AM
His 40 time seems pretty fast considering his bulky size.... he is definitely worth a flyer.

SteelerFanInCA
05-01-2006, 12:22 PM
Well I guess we got our big back. It should be intersting to see the how the situation with our running backs pans out.