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Old 05-03-2010, 11:25 AM   #1
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Default I might be late on this Jonathan Dwyer news but...

Jonathan Dwyer failed a drug test at the 2009 combine, and every team shyed away from him this year even though he passed it this year. Steelers trade Holmes for breaking the substance abuse policy, then draft this guy, doesn't make much sense to me :P
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Jonathan Dwyer failed a drug test at the 2009 combine, and every team shyed away from him this year even though he passed it this year. Steelers trade Holmes for breaking the substance abuse policy, then draft this guy, doesn't make much sense to me :P
The drug he took was for something he needs for an underlying medical condition that he has. If it was an issue, the Steelers would not have taken him.
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Old 05-03-2010, 11:31 AM   #3
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The drug he took was for something he needs for an underlying medical condition that he has. If it was an issue, the Steelers would not have taken him.
I didn't know, sorry :P
I just heard it from some random person, and it was all over the internet when I looked it up, I didn't see anything on him having a medicine until like 5 seconds ago and I was comming back to change the thread, but its too late now.

But I read a lot of teams didn't want to take him because he played out of the 3 point stance in the back field for a majority of his college career and would have trouble playing from the traditional running back stance in the NFL.
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Old 05-03-2010, 11:43 AM   #4
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I didn't know, sorry :P
I just heard it from some random person, and it was all over the internet when I looked it up, I didn't see anything on him having a medicine until like 5 seconds ago and I was comming back to change the thread, but its too late now.

But I read a lot of teams didn't want to take him because he played out of the 3 point stance in the back field for a majority of his college career and would have trouble playing from the traditional running back stance in the NFL.
I think three things dropped Dwyer on most draft boards.

1) Rumor of "failed: drug test......which ended up being his A.D.D. medication (which he did indeed report beforehand).
2) The fact that he played his senior year at around 240-245 lbs....teams that were looooking for an everydown back wrote him off as strictly a power back. (He is now down to a a more svelt 230 lbs)
3) His slow 40 time...same as above, he was viewed as too one dimensional by some teams.

I thought that his tape shows that he has a pretty good upfield cut and a GREAT stiff arm...I think he could be a perfect compliment to Mendenhall.
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Jonathan Dwyer failed a drug test at the 2009 combine, and every team shyed away from him this year even though he passed it this year. Steelers trade Holmes for breaking the substance abuse policy, then draft this guy, doesn't make much sense to me :P
It makes sense when you find out the drug is for ADHD which he's been taking for many years. He's clean and a steal where we got him.
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I think three things dropped Dwyer on most draft boards....
I heard it was because he lacked suddenness and glide.
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I think three things dropped Dwyer on most draft boards.

1) Rumor of "failed: drug test......which ended up being his A.D.D. medication (which he did indeed report beforehand).
2) The fact that he played his senior year at around 240-245 lbs....teams that were looooking for an everydown back wrote him off as strictly a power back. (He is now down to a a more svelt 230 lbs)
3) His slow 40 time...same as above, he was viewed as too one dimensional by some teams.

I thought that his tape shows that he has a pretty good upfield cut and a GREAT stiff arm...I think he could be a perfect compliment to Mendenhall.
40 times and game speed are two totally different monsters.

if you look at his highlight reel, he is burning defensive backs, some that even have an angle on him. To be honest, i dont really care about his 40 speed, what i saw on tape was a guy thats probably a lot faster than he should be being that big.

Should be a fun one to watch
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I heard it was because he lacked suddenness and glide.


Thankfully, we still have the Suddenness and Glide in camp.

Every time I see Redmond run, I can't help but think of that.
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On his pay site, Wexell said that Dwyer showed more burst and speed than the coaches expected.
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