Chris Johnson

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  1. Ubiq

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    Talk about killing 3 birds with one stone...this guy can do it all. He's extremely fast (4.29 unofficially), can run, catch, and return kicks/punts. I think he is exactly the type of playmaker that our FO can/will fall in love with. He was one of our first interviewees if that says anything at all.

    You can't argue with his production either. During his senior year, he had 236 carries for 1,423 yards and 16 TD's, 37 receptions for 528 yards and 6 TD's, returned kicks, and averages 240 all purpose yards per game. Destroyed Boise State, a top 25 team, in their bowl game.

    He does have plenty of negative attributes though. He's small (5'11, 197) and basically a one year wonder. He'll never be a 3 down back, but with a little offensive creativity, this guy could easily be a stud. His combine numbers are similar to Chris Henry's, but unlike Henry, he actually had something that resembled production in college. Could he be worth a look in the first round by our FO? I could definitely see it happening.
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  2. Alpha-Centuri

    Alpha-Centuri Where art thou, VY?

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    I saw the 40, very impressive. VERY fast. That being said, you can't weight the 40 time too heavily. I do like the part that he actually contributed alot of production last year. It was funny that they mentioned Chris Henry earlier, Mayock saying he warned scouts to not pay attention so much to his combine numbers when he tied peterson's 40 time last year, but to look at his production in college before you draft him early.

    Too bad Jeff didn't listen :( I hope we take Johnson, if we can't sign someone. But it looks like we have lost faith in CHenry developing. I guess if you keep running up your own linemen, that tends to happen fairly quickly :shake:

    A little side note, thought jamaal charles would have run faster, but he did stumble/trip on the 1st one, and managed to get a 4.36...
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  3. Ubiq

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    Chris Johnson: Officially a 4.24
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    Damn, wouldn't mind having that in the backfield at all. And for reference on his size, Brian Westbrook is listed as 5'10" and 203 lbs, and with LenDale we wouldn't need him to be an every down back. But if we're going to take him in the first we need to get some good recieving targets in free agency, unless Manningham drops to us in the second.
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  5. Ubiq

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    Considering the record is a 4.21, Deion, then that is unbelievable. Not to mention he's not a DB/WR, he's a RB.
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  6. Fry

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    depends on how a team is going to use him. he doesn't run between the tackles well at all and tries to break everything to the outside.
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  7. Alpha-Centuri

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    We have LenDale for that
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  8. Ubiq

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    That's probably the reason why he's not a top 10 pick. He wouldn't be a between the tackles guy for us given we have LenDale...so the question is, would he be worth our #24 pick?
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    Alpha-Centuri Where art thou, VY?

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    If we can't sign someone, I'm a go out on a limb and say yes... I'm hoping we draft Earl bennett later in the draft, but I guess I'm a homer.

    :hdrool:
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  10. Fry

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    that's the problem though. we're then telegraphing teams what we're going to run.

    that's one of the main reasons i don't like lendale. everyone in the stadium knows he doesn't have the speed to get outside so the linebackers and safeties don't worry about him trying to turn the corner.

    we would have the opposite happen with johnson.
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