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Old 03-12-2009, 01:51 PM   #11
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i'm not gettin the jackson hype myself. the draft geeks are still giving him credit for the season he had 2 years ago, which should be credited to playing beside dorsey. he may not be a total bust, but i don't see him being an impact player, and certainly not worthy of a 1st rd pick.
That is what I think too. I would rather see Fili Moala to play a 3-4 DE for the Steelers than Jackson, which means he is more like a 2nd -3rd round pick. But, what do I know?? Maybe I missed the other 6 LSU games this season where Jackson must have dominated.
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Old 03-12-2009, 03:37 PM   #12
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Smith can play, there is no question about that. The only question is if he will work hard at the next level or is he lazy??
aye - that is the question. The kid needs better advisors - that's for sure.

Who told him it would be a good idea for him to run the 40 with no shirt on, anyway?



that's just poor marketing
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Old 03-12-2009, 04:09 PM   #13
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He should drop out of the first 2 rounds for that alone.

He won't be a bust is if he falls past the 5th round.....lol.

doesn't strike me as the type to play "hungry" once he has 1st rd $ in the bank, but someone will take a shot.
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Old 03-12-2009, 04:37 PM   #14
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pat kirwan talked to 2 o-line coaches who watched him. the buzz with them is he will still go 6-10.

one said "he can only do two things... pass protect and run block. hes horrible at everything else".
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Old 03-12-2009, 04:43 PM   #15
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I just keep having these flashbacks to the lump that was Jermaine Stephens.
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Old 03-12-2009, 05:33 PM   #16
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Andre Smith's draft free fall continues
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We haven't lived in the Kiper era of endless NFL draft information for very long, but in that time, I can't recall anyone's draft stock falling quite like Andre Smith's. Picture Wilford Brimley's frail and helpless body tumbling end-over-end off a cliff, picking up speed as it goes (Note: Do not picture this if you are Wilford Brimley, or someone who knows him). That's about what we're looking at here.

He (Smith, not Brimley) was once considered a possible number one overall pick, and now, he might not even be a second-day pick. If Andre Smith was the stock market, he'd be ... well, he'd be a lot like the stock market is right now.

It all started at the combine, when Smith basically did everything the exact opposite of how it should have been done, and then left in the middle of it without telling anyone where he was going. But it was thought that Smith would have a chance to redeem himself, at least partially, at his Pro Day earlier this afternoon.

So how'd that go for him? Here's a snippet from TFYDraft.com:

The situation has gone from bad to worse for Andre Smith. His bench press results were a pitiful 19-reps. His position work was also very mediocre. One scout has told us is it the "worst workout he ever saw" and a number of scouts are cranky that they made the long trip to Alabama to watch the pitiful workout. A second scout has told us "Smith lost millions of dollars".

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To put Smith’s workout in perspective, he did not post a single number that would have placed him in the top performers at his position at the combine and many of his numbers were not even close to the top 10 at his position at the combine.

And PFT quotes a league source as saying that Smith "bombed."

The way things are going, teams will be drafting equipment managers before they draft Andre Smith. Most decent stadium hot dog vendors are more highly sought-after. Dan Leone will be drafted before Andre Smith.

It hurts to even think about this guy. Put yourself in his shoes. A month ago, he was on track to become a household name, had won just about every major award for which he was eligible, and was set to become one of the wealthiest people on the planet ... and now he's a guy without a college degree (he left Alabama after his junior season) who might not even have a future in the game.

I feel like giving him a hug, but I'm afraid I'd knock him down and scouts would send him even farther down scouts' lists.

Come on, Andre. Get it together, baby. Nothing's over, nothing's decided. You can still be the stud you were intended to be.
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Default Re: Andre Smith's draft free fall continues

HAHAHAHA

EPIC FAIL!!!!!!!!!!
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He'd look great in black & gold!
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Have you seen the video? It's almost porn...

Andre Smith 40 Yard Dash Pro Day Video

http://blackandteal.com/2009/03/12/a...pro-day-video/
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"Smith has shown absolutely no willingness to put forth the effort to do what it takes to make it in the NFL. He did not care about the biggest interview of his life at the NFL Scouting Combine, and apparently he did not even inform his agent that he was leaving'.

That right there says enough to me. Eff the damn talent, one of the biggest football quotes that hung on my gym and I bet most of these players know it as well

HARD WORK BEATS TALENT WHEN TALENT DOESN WORK HARD ENOUGH

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