Devon Cajuste WR

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  1. jwhite96

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    Devon Cajuste,WR, of Holy Cross HS, Flushing NY is
    6'4"Â￾ 190lb, 4.6 ,bench presses 305lbs.is ranked 60th in WR category by Scout.com. He has offers from Penn State,Stanford, Maryland, Rutgers, Syracuse.
     
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    Good to see a big white WR, ranked pretty high, who will probably avoid the switch to tight end due to his frame. With his 4.6 speed he might be more of a Flanker than a Split End, but there are even rare cases in the NFL of #1 Split Ends who have 4.6 speed.

    I'd like to see him pick Rutgers, (rather than Stanford having so many whites that they ALL won't ever be able to see the field). Schiano's recruiting classes have been looking too black, but for a NJ state University, he seems to have a knack for letting the best players play once he gets his practices going and sorts out his roster. Remember Joe Martinek started as the scout team back, and look how well he's done as a starter, after he worked his way up there, despite being the only white scholarship back! [​IMG]

    Sorry to say again guys: I formerly said Brian Leonard should have only seen slightly more carries his senior year with the way Ray Rice played and I stand by that (Schiano was pretty fair). Leonard isn't as good a true tailback as Peyton Hillis, Toby Gerhart, Danny Woodhead, Sam McGuffie, Rex Burkhead, Brandon Wegher, Nile Knapp, Brandon Bourbon and probably even Jacob Hester anyway. If I were Marvin Lewis, I'd use him just in a Kevin Faulk type 3rd down role- which is still more than he got last year.
     
  3. jwhite96

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    Tough J;

    I think you aren't giving Brian Leonard the credit he deserves. Leonard's combination of size and speed certainly makes him better than Woodhead. McGuffie and Wegher, haven't proven themselves. Leonard had over 100 yards in one of the few games he had more than a few carries. I spent a few months in Goveneur NY . Leonard is underrated athletically even on Caste football. Leonard is somewhat of an athletic freak. He stills holds the Northern NY record for 200 meters despite being relatively large for a sprinter. In HS, Leonard was one of the best basketball players ever in Northern NY.
     
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    Jwhite, I never said Leonard wasn't a freak athlete in most ways. I simply think he lacks the vision and instincts to be a special tailback in the NFL. Could he be a solid role playing back evenly splitting carries with another back (and being the FEATURED guy in 3rd and long)...sure. I had watched Leonard at Rutgers his last two years and had stated on this forum- that I thought he was not the right man to be our best debunker of the caste system.

    Despite the fact the Leonard has significantly more top end speed than Hester, surprisingly Hester's 10 yard clip is the same as Darren McFadden and better than Leonard. Front loaded speed is better than backloaded speed for a RB. Leonard has great X-Y agility and solid X-Z agility for a larger framed back, but seems to lack the instincts to put it to as much use as some other backs like Marion Barber, Toby Gerhart, Terrell Davis, Steven Jackson etc.

    I think, if fair, Leonard could be a solid back splitting carries in the NFL and I think he would be a great asset on third down because of his elite hands and instincts as a check down receiver. Woodhead has freakish short area quickness and superb instincts. I think Woodhead could be a DeAngelo Williams type back in the NFL, but of course the NFL won't allow it. Woodhead would have made the top performer list for 10 yard dash over the last decade with his 1.44 if he attended. Woodhead also has as much top end speed as Leonard. I think Woodhead has run in the 10.5s before and Leonard has run in the 10.6s over 100 meters. Correct me if I'm wrong Jwhite.
     
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    Btw, I simply think with the way Cedric Benson seized the powerback role last year, Marvin Lewis has no reason to change to Leonard as his back- unless Benson keeps getting in trouble. If Benson hasn't reached the level of thug life- Bernard Scott certainly has, but he compliments Benson better- because Benson and Leonard have more similarity.

    I know Leonard has only gotten limited opportunity and the situations he's been inserted in haven't been good and if fair he should have had much more opportunity to compete for a bigger role with the Rams and now the Bengals.

    Although grading B-Leap is still a little incomplete, I'd estimate his performance as an every down runner (who get's NFL playing time) at D+ at the lowest, but probably more like a C-. However, I think with his third and short and also receiving skills, that he could be a solid back on most teams two deep. Overall I'd grade him in the C range for backs who get some playing time.

    Remember how long it took Cedric Benson to put it together after even being a much higher pick than Leonard. I think if Leonard were black he may be in Benson's shoes right now.
     

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