Danny Woodhead

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  1. Colonel_Reb

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    Woodhead will be fortunate to even get into camp with an NFL team.We'll see if the same thinggoes for Grand Valley State's Freshman (Sophomore in 2008)RB sensation James Berezik.
     
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    I know it really sucks. The facts you have stated point out the obvious but the media could give a crap less. So then you have misinformed drunk white fans who just go on what they see and assume that whites suck at running the ball. They have no idea that if your white you'll never even get a chance to show if your good at RB or not. I point this crap out to close friends and family members and they get the picture. However there's millions upon millions of others that will never even realize the discrimination going on.
     
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    Wow, this is nauseating: A friend of Draft Daddy wrote his top small school prospects for this years draft. This is the lowest I have "ever" seen Danny Woodhead ranked "at any site." Pretty surprising b/c draft Draft Daddy, a couple months ago, used to have Woodhead in a group of about 10-15 players "on the cusp" of the top 10 for their "overall" RB rankings before the underclassmen declared. If you compare their 40 times and overall resume of producing in college this is quite ridiculous. Could anyone tell me the level of college play these other players listed are playing at? It would be much appreciated.

    Our friend Josh Buchanan, who writes for D2Football.com and several other websites, was nice enough to send us his Top 75 Small Schooler's list.

    #8 FB Jerome Felton, Furman, 5116 248, 4.62/4.76, 5th-6th

    #16 RB Xavier Omon Northwest Missouri State 5111 219, 4.50/4.64, 7th

    #23 RB Tim Hightower, Richmond, 7th-PFA

    #36 RB Lex Hilliard, Montana, 5111 233, 4.57/4.68, PFA

    #37 RB Chad Simpson, Morgan State, PFA

    #43 RB Omar Cuff, Delaware, 5095 195, 4.43/4.58, PFA

    #56 FB Mike Peterson, Northwest Missouri State, 6020 246, 4.54/4.67,

    #65 FB Blake Martin, Sam Houston State, 6015 233, 4.67/4.79, PFA

    #67 RB Adrain Smith, Bethel College (Tenn.), 5091 214, 4.56/4.73, PFA

    #68 RB Jamar Brittingham, Bloomsburg, 6004 208, 4.53/4.67, PFA

    #71 FB Brad Listorti, Massachusetts, 6023 248, 4.59/4.86, PFA

    #72 RB Danny Woodhead, Chadron State, 5071 194, 4.37/4.49, PFA

    #73 RB Kevin Richardson, Appalachian State, 5076 188, 4.49/4.62, PFA

    DD.com Comment: We'd like to thank Josh for sharing his knowledge and information with us and our readers. It's very much appreciated.
     
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    those rankings at this point simply reflect reality. he's probably not going to get noticed by the NFL, maybe someone will invite him to the mini camp but that will be it.
     
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    It is truly a travesty that the man who holds the career interscholastic rushing mark didn't get a combine invite when other small school RBs like Xavior Oman, Lex Hilliard, Tim Hightower and Chad Simpson did. Woodhead is better than all 4 of those guys and outproduced them statistically as well! Wow a 4.38-4.33 40 yard dash and a 38.5 inch vert, Danny can move!

    Here are some of the comments from some posters under the article. People who have watched Woodhead play know he has NFL level talent. He moves like a jitterbug reminiscent of Barry Sanders!

    1. Comment from: hskr_soldier [Visitor]
    "Good for Woodhead. I think he and Grixby will both be
    drafted."

    3. Comment from: Red in West [Visitor]
    "I hope Woodhead gets drafted. He is a class act and he is REALLY fast"

    6. Comment from: Islander/Husker [Visitor]
    "If you ever saw Woodhead play, you would be amazed. Not
    only does he have speed but he can go sideways on dime. He can juke with the best of them, plus he really follows his blocking. He really runs low to the ground, and very rarely takes direct hits. He is the real deal. I hope he gets a good look. His size might be an issue, but I think he has a chance."

    7. Comment from: Red in West [Visitor]
    "Here, here I/H. Woodhead is a stud and I think he will tear it up in the NFL. He is bigger than a lot of small backs that have gone pro."

    9. Comment from: Boonies Husker [Visitor]
    "Way to go, Danny!! Gawd, he's been fun to watch him the last few years. Some call him the "waterbug" cuz he can scoot as fast sideways as forward. LOL You'd just see this big pile of linemen at the LOS and all of a sudden he'd pop out of the other side and go 80 yds. I hope ALL the guys had a good day and get some sort of chance.."

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  7. backrow

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    15. Comment from: Glory days are back [Visitor]
    Danny Woodhead is an example of what was wrong with our last
    coaching staff. How could we not have tried to get this kid
    in a red uniform. Their irresponsibility to recruit good
    atheletes right under their noses is why we are where we are
    today.


    17. Comment from: Islander/Husker [Visitor]
    15 - Woodhead was not a part of any of Callahans recruiting,
    so you can blame everything on him. Solich offered him a
    chance to walk on, no schollie offeer, because FC said he
    was too small, which king of blew him away because we had
    Corey Ross. So he went to Chadron State instead, where he
    really shined. I don't think he has any regrets though.

    19. Comment from: Amy M [Visitor]
    Danny Woodhead would not be where he is now if he hadn't
    gone to Chadron State. Getting offered to walk on at NU made
    him work that much harder at CSC to prove himself. He lived
    in the weightroom...have you seen the size of the guy's
    legs???

    Maybe I'm a biased alumnus, but I think any NFL team would
    be lucky to get him. Aside from having crazy good speed, he
    has a great work ethic and will do whatever he can for the
    good of the team. When he got hurt against UNK this last
    fall, he came out of the locker room in sweats and was
    getting in everyone's face to get them fired up and
    encourage them. Like Red in West said, a class act.


    lots of positive comments about Danny! i wonder if that spectacular pro day and his great career will land him in draft, and if so where. i am hoping 5th round or so.
     
  8. Colonel_Reb

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    Danny read, but still hasn't replied to the message I sent him last week. He has also read this message I sent him this morning.


    Way to go at pro day! I think you really opened some eyes there, especially with your 40 time. In my opinion, you deserve a fair chance to play in the NFL. I know there were RBs at Nebraska and other Big 12 schools that were the same size as you or smaller, so they cannot honestly say you were too small. We all know what the reason was, the color of your skin. Anti-white discrimination is real, especially at the skill positions like yours. Your case is but one of hundreds of such examples of discrimination from the last 25-30 years. Unless the people who have been affected by it start to speak up about what is going on, nothing will change. Most of the media is so anti-white in their bias that they will never report on it, even though they know it exists. The only way the general public will learn about this discrimination is when the athletes themselves expose it. They are the ones who have the means to make it known to a large group of people. I hope you have a great March and that you get drafted in April and are given a fair shot at RB in the NFL. If someone tries to screw you over once you are in the league, fight it with every available means. You have a lot of people pulling for you Danny! Thanks for taking the time to read this.
     
  9. backrow

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    another article on Danny

    Chadron running back impresses scouts
    By: Nick Rubek, Midlands News Service
    03/13/2008
    Updated 03/13/2008 09:42:46 AM EDT

    The Chadron State star runs sub-4.4 40s, his agent says.
    LINCOLN -- The kid who never got his crack to play for Nebraska in Memorial Stadium showed up Wednesday and put on a show next door.

    Former Chadron State running back Danny Woodhead was one of about 25 players who worked out on Nebraska's pro day Wednesday at the Hawks Center. The two-time Harlon Hill Trophy winner was the talk of the afternoon, stealing the show from Huskers like Sam Keller, Maurice Purify and Zack Bowman.

    Woodhead turned in 40-yard times of between 4.33 and 4.38, according to his agent, Chris Gittings. He also registered a 38 1/2-inch vertical jump and a pro-agility time of 4.03 seconds.

    His 40 times would have put him in the top five for all running backs at last month's NFL Combine -- an event Woodhead wasn't invited to.

    "That wasn't a crush to me,'' Woodhead said. "To be honest, I haven't been invited to a lot of things my whole life.''

    It should be noted that the Hawks Center has what is considered an unusually fast surface. Gittings said the 40 times could probably be adjusted by about five-hundredths of a second.

    Woodhead's agent said the alltime college leader in career rushing could have moved himself into a position to be picked next month at the NFL draft.

    "I think an NFL team will give him a shot,'' Gittings said. "I can't imagine a scenario where an NFL team doesn't want Danny. After today, it might have helped him get in the draft.''

    For Woodhead, who did not receive a scholarship offer from Nebraska, Wednesday was more about showing what he could do than proving any points. He even mentioned twice that there were "no hard feelings'' between himself and NU.

    And he apparently impressed some scouts. Former Husker Ben Eisenhart, who also worked out Wednesday, said Woodhead's 40 times turned some heads of scouts.

    "I was happy with how I did,'' Woodhead said. "I just came out and had some fun. I felt like I've gotten a little bit more explosive, a little bit faster.''

    Woodhead has been working out with a trainer in North Platte, and he said he's felt as good as ever physically. He knows there will be doubters who say he can't handle the speed and grind of the NFL, a drastic jump from Division II competition.

    And then there are a couple of other measurables that raise questions: his height and weight. Woodhead checked in at 5-foot-7 1/4 and 197 pounds on Wednesday, down about eight pounds from the end of the season.

    Still, ESPN college football and draft analyst Todd McShay made a comparison between Woodhead and another smaller back, Jacksonville Jaguars star Maurice Jones-Drew. Wednesday's numbers for Woodhead were actually better than Jones-Drew's combine numbers before he was picked up in the second round of the 2006 NFL draft.

    "If I'm even slightly compared -- I mean obviously I'm not Maurice Jones-Drew -- but if (McShay) wants to slightly compare me to him, that's awesome,'' Woodhead said.

    Woodhead was nervous Wednesday morning and wasn't able to eat much. So what can he do on a full stomach? Gittings believes some NFL team should take a chance and find out.

    "If there's a team that's not interested in Danny, you've got to wonder how much stock they're putting into the fact that he's 5-7,'' Gittings said. "He might be one of those guys where everyone thinks he's a free agent and then we have 25 teams fighting
    for him as a free agent. And that's crazy. If he's that good, he ought to be drafted.''
     
  10. whiteCB

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    Danny can be just as good of not better than Maurice Jones-Drew. I wish more NFL personal would wake up and smell the coffee like caste whore McShay has and realize that Woodhead is the white version of Jones-Drew. He's a small lightning quick scat back who makes guys miss tackles a dime a dozen. I mean those 40 times have go to get him drafted. They're just too low to ignore or pass up on.
     
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    from sportingnews.com :

    Huskers weren't the only players to shine at Nebraska's on-campus workout. Chadron State running back Danny Woodhead stepped up with an excellent workout. At 5-7 1/2, 197, he is smaller than ideal, and based on film study, we weren't alone in viewing him as a quicker than fast player who would struggle to be more than a third-string back and returner. During the on-campus workout, though, Woodhead helped his stock a ton: He ran in the high-4.3s/low-4.4 range, had a vertical jump of 38 inches, did 20 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press and excelled in positional drills.

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    Man alive! They won't give him credit on his achievements alone or his correct 40 times. Quicker than fast butstruggle to be more than athird-string back or returner? How many times have we seen these types of write-ups that never mention the obvious, its because of his race. That burns me up. [​IMG]
     
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    Wow, Woodhead is still ranked behind Yvenson Bernard on NFLdraftscout.com a site that supposedly was higher on Woodhead than most sites. Bernard is ranked 35th, Woodhead 36th at RB.

    Yvenson Bernard is 5'8.3 200 lbs. Virtually the same size as Woodhead, but runs a 4.81. Woodhead is a phenomenal athlete who cuts on a dime and runs a 4.38 and is the all time interscholastic rushing leader. The double standard is sickening! [​IMG]
     
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    well, at least they changed their minds. rest of the quote as follows:

    "Woodhead's performance will convince NFL teams to reevaluate his film to see whether flashes of this great speed and explosiveness appear in his on-field play. He could stand a chance of being drafted in the late rounds. "
     
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    My guess here is the guy don't know crap about Danny, and didn't looked at the tape at all. He fail to say that he is CFB all-time leading rusher, he probably saw his photo, size weight and had a biased opinion, I mean the guy had how many 200 yards games? how many 50 yards runs? Guess he really looked quicker than fast when he left his opponents biting dust all these years...
     
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    Danny Woodhead projected as a possible late round NFL draft pick

    By the Chadron State College Information Office Monday, March 17, 2008

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    LINCOLN â€â€￾ Chadron State's Danny Woodhead performed well at his NFL pro day on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on Wednesday.

    According to a report on nfldraftwatch.net, the NCAA's all-time leading rusher ran the 40-yard dash in a time of 4.33 to 4.38 seconds, depending on different stopwatches. Woodhead also bench pressed 225 pounds 20 times and had a vertical leap of 38-1/2 inches.

    "I feel good about it," Woodhead said. "I'm excited about how well it went."

    After his successful workout, nfldraftwatch.net projected the two-time Harlon Hill Trophy winner as a late-round pick.

    The NFL Draft, which consists of seven rounds, is April 26-27.


    Us Castefootballers should keep our fingers crossed! [​IMG]
     
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    from CBS Sportline risers and fallers:

    RISER: Danny Woodhead RB Chadron State Despite winning the Harlon Hill trophy (D-II's version of the Heisman) each of the past two years and rushing for more yards (7,962) than any other back in college football history, Woodhead was not invited to the Combine. While Woodhead can do little to convince scouts that his 5-7 1/2, 197-pound frame can handle the rigors of the NFL except to point to his career totals, he certainly proved his athleticism at his Pro Day, posting 40 times ranging from 4.33 to 4.38, a 38-inch vertical jump and 20 repetitions of 225 pounds.
     
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    Man Im really hoping a team out there cannot see race and just look how much he is like Maurice Jones-Drew. All Woodhead needs is a chance. He's never been given a chance or the benefit of the doubt for his whole entire playing career. Though when he does get a chance to showcase his abilities he never disapoints and always rises up. Danny is a hell of a scat back and would be successful if just given a fair shot. Although when was the last time a white RB got a fair shot??? [​IMG]
     
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    We all must have faith that one day the chains that bind the white athlete will one day be broken it started last year a little with Brian Leonard this year with Hester, Beavers, Hillis, Woodhead there has to be one of them that might be given a chance to break through. Maybe just maybe the fact that Obama doing as well as he has running for president will make make blacks look at how they treat whites at lesat I hope so. If their is truly to be racial harmony then this travesty that is being forced on the white athlete will have to be exposed. The thing is everyone involved knows about the problem but dosen't talk about it. They sort of sweep it under the rug. So I keep hoping that one day maybe one day we can have a discussion based on this web sites material, and that this problem will at least be acknowledege then maybe then we can try to resolve it. It has to happen sometime in the future maybe the future is now. So all we can do is hope that NFL teams take a chance on these players, and that they perform well when given the opportunity. It's all we can hope for for now I'm afraid.
     
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    Great post WP, we can only hope that people's eyes are opened to the discrimination that exists against the white athlete. And the Obama comparison is a good one. A black man can rise so far that he is the Democratic nominee for Prez and have lots of white followers and has a legit shot at winning. So we can only hope that there will be racial harmony someday and an end to AA politics if stuff like this can happen.

    But here's the good news. As biased as NFLdraftscout.com is against whites they are showing Danny Woodhead a little love after his amazing Pro-day and have moved him ahead of some notable RBs to #30 in the RB rankings. This is about 5-7 spots or so out of the expected drafted RBs. Woodhead is now their #1 Division II RB and #3 overall small school RB behind two Div. 1AA guys Tim Hightower and Chad Simpson. And NFLdraftscout.com despite casting Hester, Lipincott and Kyle Bell as FBs have Sam McGuffie as the #5 RB for the 2012 class! [​IMG]


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    NFL | Woodhead interviewed by teams
    Fri, 18 Apr 2008 12:01:41 -0700

    Eric Olson, of The Associated Press, reports Chadron State RB Danny Woodhead said he has been interviewed by two or three NFL teams by phone but has not been asked to do an individual workout. NFL personnel have told Woodhead's agent, Chris Gittings, that they will pass on him in the draft because he does not measure up physically. Despite the criticism, Woodhead is confident that he will be picked up in the 2008 NFL Draft.

    from KFFL.com

    makes me want to puke, he doesn't measure up physically??? I hope those NFL persons said the same thing to dantrell savage, steve slaton, justin forsett, mike hart......
     
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    Agent says Woodhead compares favorably with other small backs

    Associated Press - April 17, 2008 5:25 PM ET

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Danny Woodhead agent Chris Gittings says it's frustrating that other small running backs are considered NFL draft prospects but that his client is on the fringe.

    The agent points out that Rutgers' Ray Rice is 5-foot-8 and 199 pounds. Rice ran a 4.42 in the 40 and had a vertical leap of 31 1/2 inches at the scouting combine - short of Woodhead's numbers at his pro day in Lincoln last month.

    Other small backs considered draft prospects are Michigan's Mike Hart, Georgia's Thomas Brown, California's Justin Forsett and Houston's Anthony Alridge.

    Those running backs competed against the big football schools. Woodhead rolled up his statistics for Division II Chadron State.

    Gittings says it's questionable whether top prospect Darren McFadden of Arkansas could have matched the numbers Woodhead put up if he played in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

    DD.comment: The agent really does sound silly hinting that Darren McFadden couldn't put up similar numbers playing D-2 ball. But he's got a great point about Woodhead being unfairly knocked for his lack of height, when tailbacks his size have thirived in the N.F.L. for decades.

    My take: Again Draftdaddy tells it like it is. It was foolish for Woodhead's agent to insinuate that Woodhead is a better player than McFadden though, I agree. I'm not saying Woodhead doesn't have the potential to be a pro-bowl NFL RB. However, to put down the top RB prospect in the draft like that who almost won the Heisman in Div. IA to plug Woodhead was a foolish way of going about it.

    Maybe he could have asked the question. "I mean how much better could Darren McFadden have done than Danny Woodhead in Div II? My guy is the "all time" inter-scholastic rushing yardage leader, ran for 8 YPC his Jr. yr. and won the equivalent of the Div. II Heisman twice!
     
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    BTW, Danny Woodhead has moved up to #27 in the NFLdraftscout.com RB rankings! That would make him a borderline draftable prospect according to the number of RBs drafted. The average has been 17 RBs drafted over the last 5 yrs. The undrafted FA trend number is 35. So Woodhead will have a good shot at making a roster if the caste gimps don't get him!
     
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    After considering the matter, I don't think it's all that far-fetched a statement. If McFadden were plunked down onto a RMAC team, he wouldn't have the monster Arkansas O-line to open holes for him. He'd have DII-level athletes (not gonna touch that one). He also wouldn't have a Felix Jones partner to serve as a changeup and keep the D on their heels the whole game, while also giving him lots of rest. Furthermore, that Razorbacks offense was specifically and exclusively designed to make him look good. It certainly wasn't constructed to win games (It did quite often, but it could also be completely shut out if a team planned for it (see: Auburn)).
    What about the NFL? McFadden is a very big target. He's already tall and he runs upright. That's a lot of body-space available for any lineman or LB to grab, and they won't let go or be stiff-armed in the NFL. Speed? McFadden's speed is 'late speed' (after 10 yards) which won't help him that often in the NFL. He's also not even remotely 'shifty'.
    Woodhead's agent may be biased, but it's completely possible that Danny is actually the better pro prospect.
     

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