Will Jordy crack the first round?

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Wil Jordy crack the first round?

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  1. Gi-15

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    We all know Jordy WILL put a show at the combine, running a low 4.4 at least, even after that, do you guys think he will be selected in the first round of the '08 draft?
     
  2. celticdb15

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    Anthony Gonzalez cracked the first round last year i dotn see how Jordy could not
     
  3. whiteCB

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    I voted no but its because he is white so Jordy will have to wait until the early 2nd Rd to get drafted. However, he could move into the 1st Rd with a 4.4 40 time at the combine. I mean Nelson has it all the stats, numbers, and physical size to be a 1st Rd pick but we all know what's holding him back.
     
  4. psychosid

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    Tell me what you guys think of this observation....being white costs you around 20-25 slots in the draft, i base this on the following cases, #1 pick mario williams......#13 pick adam carriker (same size, speed, big play ability) #10 pick mike "fat boy" williams over the bigger & faster #21 matt jones, etc. So where am i going with this, being that jordy nelson is a CLONE of braylan edwards (who, we have to admit is an awesome receiver) & he went #3, and he ran a mid to low 4.4 time. I will project jordy, if he runs a mid 4.4, will be drafted 20-25, if he runs a low 4.5 (same time as dwayne bowe, and he was drafted 20-25) he will go mid second round. But if, and i pray he does, run a sub 4.4, I really believe he will be top 15, because at that point, they really have nothing to hold against him. With Matt Jones, they had the built in excuse that he never played receiver before, with Mike Hass, it was his lack of elite speed, but with Nelson, they will have NOTHING to hold against him, size & speed will be elite, big 12 player, great college stats, etc. So what do you think?
     
  5. Gi-15

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    this is pretty accurate I think psychosid, I good observation!
     
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    I think all 4 of All American linebackers are white.
    Amazing!
     
  8. Don Wassall

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    That might be a good guess, but only in the case of whites with elite measurables and production. A white Mike Williams would not be drafted at all much less in the first round or second round, and would be at best a backup tight end in the NFL. There are many blacks drafted every year in all rounds who have measurables (and often time production in college) that would automatically disqualify them from consideration by the NFL even as free agent camp fodderif they were white.
     
  9. backrow

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    yup, plus Chris Long and Craig Steltz, that's one white list! if they had Silva on it, would make 7/11 [​IMG]
     
  10. reclaimsocal

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    Unfortunately if Jordy Nelson runs a 4.5 flat or higher he will fall out of the top 2 or 3 rounds. The perception is already that he is slow, despite game tape that proves otherwise. He is going to have to really wow them at the combine to break that stigma. I hope he runs a sub 4.4 and then I think they will be forced to select him in the first round.
     
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    I have not seen Nelson play very much, but from what I have read, I can't see him going in Round One for the following reasons:


    1) He's white


    2) As more and more receivers who are drafted in Round One flop, less teams will be willing to use a first round pick at that position


    3) Going along with my second point, teams are learning that they can pick up top notch talent either late in the draft or with undrafted players at wide out (Colston, Welker)


    4) Teams are re-learning how critical controlling the line of scrimmage is. More first round picks will be used on offensive and defensive linemen (as was the case in the 1980s).
     
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    the Caste System has begun its work again...

    here is an article linked by DraftDaddy that claims Jordy is a "draft sleeper worth considering." here's the relevant bit.
    yeah, not only is he a "sleeper" after destroying arguably the best "cover corner" in the country in Aqib Talib, as well as every other secondary he faced, he is also slow. [​IMG]

    Jordy Nelson ran a 10.6 100 meters and a 21.6 200 meters in high school. so either the above stated 40 time is total bullcrap, or he has the best top-end speed of anyone ever.
     
  14. Gi-15

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    Yeah, that article is pretty much ignorant crap. Most of the people on draft sites are saying that his worst negative is his rawness(is that a word?) in route-running...
     
  15. backrow

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    i don't understand how these people take themselves seriously. he's not the fastest but he burned Taliq(considered top cornerback prospect) when he played him... wtf?
     
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    There's no way Jordy will "drop far on the draft board". It's not even worth debating his 40 time now. Jordy will have his chance to showcase his skills over the next several months.


    Any personnel men who disregard Jordy's talent do so at their own peril.


    He'll be the Eric Weddle of this year's draft. A team with a good scouting corps will fall in love with him and do whatever they need to do to draft him, just as San Diego traded up to draft Weddle last year because they coveted him so much.
     
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    Jordy is shouting UPSIDE. He played only 3 years at receiver!! And still tore up the BIG XII! I don't understand why people are using this as a negative.
     
  18. whiteCB

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    Totally disregard this piece of crap article. It was done by a blogger aka self loathing white guy who never played a down in his life!
     
  19. backrow

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    because it's only positive when you're black.
     
  20. Gi-15

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    I should have known that, lol. When will I learn? [​IMG]
     
  21. mrjohnnynofear

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    I keep looking at the NFL draft guides and more and more Jr. WR keep declaring. Manningham and Arrington from Michigan along with Jackson of Cal just declared. What little chance he had of being drafted in the first round just went to the wayside [​IMG]. Not fair but he'll prove em wrong in the end.
     
  22. whiteCB

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    Yeah I guess Jordy just isn't "raw" enough yet. Only black athelets are "raw" to the game of football.
     
  23. Deadlift

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    He should. He cuts on a dime, has great hands and is one of the most exciting players I've seen in years! Jordy plays in a way that shouts, "I won't be denied!"

    He has "style" and was a MAN among boys in the Big 12. He was also very good even though he had a subpar QB.


    Anthony Gonzalez did some very NICE things in the NFL last season, and I don't see why Jordy Nelson can't succeed.

    Didn't they reduce the first day of the NFL Draft to only 2 rounds? I believe it starts this year, and Jordy should go early 2nd Round at the latest.

    Of course, you have the Caste, but going a little bit lower can sometimes be better because you then have the opportunity to outperform those drafted above you.

    Some videos:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6B_VmbiR7o

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIUu-nLx0lw&feature=related

    ^^Superb video^^

    What's not to like about Jordy??Edited by: Deadlift
     
  24. backrow

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    here's a little quote from rotoworld scouting combine preview:

    "I Feel the Need

    The 40-yard dash is the most publicized portion of the Combine. Here are five players with something to gain from exceptional timing.

    1. Illinois RB Rashard Mendenhall

    (...)

    2. Kansas State WR Jordy Nelson

    6'3/215, white, and muscle bound, Nelson resembles former Broncos stud Ed McCaffrey. The proven senior has a chance to be a top-50 pick if he can show 4.4 speed. Even if Nelson runs in the 4.5s, he'll always have this absolute torching of possible first-round Kansas corner Aqib Talib to hang his hat on."

    well, at least he's on the radar, even if writer comes up with Ed McCaffrey's comparison right off the bat[​IMG]
     
  25. whiteathlete33

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    The morons at rivals have him listed as the 16th best receiver. 16THHHHHH. Amazing.
     

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