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I say we pass on Mike. We have two of them in Anthony and Robertson. I will put my priority list below. I want BPA my list is for the entire offseason.

1. Outside rusher opposite Jordan

2. Guard/ future RT 

3. CB depth

4. WR/TE for seams

5. Scat Back RB/ returner

6. LB depth at weakside

 

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On 12/15/2016 at 9:54 AM, Bonckers said:

I am interested to see how he translates to the NFL he runs a little more upright than he probably should, but still sheds a bunch of tackles. 

He runs a lot like Eddie George did.

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Nick Chubb decided to return for his senior year.

‘It just didn’t feel right’: Nick Chubb on why he changed his mind and is returning to Georgia

Nick Chubb’s mind was made up five days ago. He was going to leave Georgia, just like most everyone had expected, including himself. And then someone talked him out of it: Nick Chubb.

“It just didn’t feel right. I felt like if I needed to leave I’d feel it and be able to accept it and move on,” Georgia’s star tailback would recall days later. “Something kept telling me, Nick maybe not right now. It’s not the right time.”

So he stayed up late at night, thinking over it more, talking to close friends, talking to family. He thought about all the reasons to go pro, and realized that it was more about leaving Georgia, leaving behind a season that had not gone well for his team or himself.

It all came back to the kind of person I am, to not just leave because things aren’t going your way,” he said. “But to fight through your problems and the adversity, and that’s what I feel I did.”

So Chubb shocked many on Thursday by announcing, along with three other junior teammates, that he would be returning for his senior year.

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It’s a decision that goes against the conventional wisdom: Tailbacks don’t usually come back when they have the chance to go pro. Especially when they’ve had a knee injury. And especially when there’s no promise that Georgia’s offensive line – which will lose three seniors – will be any better next season.

Chubb was thinking that way too for awhile.

“My mindset was also, I need to go out there and get this money while I’m still walking, there’s no telling how long my knee may hold up,” Chubb said. “So when I thought about that in my head, (I realized), Nick this isn’t you, you’re not the guy to run from any problems. So instead of run from it face it, face to face.”

The way the regular season ended, with the 28-27 loss to Georgia Tech, actually sparked Chubb to re-think things. Walking off the field and seeing Georgia Tech players waving their flag on top of the Georgia midfield logo made him not to want to go out that way. Not just with that loss, but with this season.

Due mostly to offensive line struggles, Chubb’s junior season has been his least productive, averaging 4.8 yards per carry, compared to 7.1 as a freshman and 8.1 as a sophomore. He answered the questions about his surgically-repaired knee with the season-opening 222-yard performance against North Carolina. But he’s only surpassed 100 yards three times in the other 11 games.

“The way we executed as a whole was maybe different, a lot of areas we need to clean up, not just in the offensive linemen, there’s plays that I could made and should have made that I didn’t make, so I’m very critical of myself and this whole team,” Chubb said. “There’s a lot of things we need to fix, and I’m willing to come back and just go at it, and get this team right. Because the way I would have personally went out was not the way I felt would be best for me, and I felt we should change that.”

Chubb also discounted the notion that running backs, who only have a certain amount of years to play, need to go the first chance they have.

“Yeah I thought about that too, but if you really think about that it, one year, will it really have that much effect on me?” Chubb said. “You never know, because I hope to go and play a long time, but one year off, one year not in there, maybe I wouldn’t need that year, you never know. But I can go in there and get hurt. Injuries are not really on my mind. If it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be.”

Chubb said he didn’t get a draft grade from the NFL advisory committee. He’s not being projected as a first-round pick.

So is the decision final? What if Chubb goes out in the Liberty Bowl and has another huge performance, and NFL people start talking him up? The deadline to declare isn’t until January 16.

“My mind’s made up, so that won’t change anything,” Chubb said, then smiled. “But that would be great, to carry some momentum into next year.”

https://www.dawgnation.com/football/just-didnt-feel-right-nick-chubb-hes-returning-georgia

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Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon is probably undraftable after the release of a video from 2014 where he struck a young female in the face. Mixon was suspended by Oklahoma for the entire 2014. This video was released yesterday by the request of Mixon. 

Warning: Please be advised that the video below shows graphic violence

 

Joe Mixon videos released

 

University of Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon on Friday had his attorney make public the surveillance video that shows him punching another student, Amelia Molitor, in July 2014.

Mixon also had his attorney release a second surveillance video from the same night.

The second video shows other OU football players at Pickleman's Gourmet Cafe in Norman at the time of the incident.

Mr. Mixon asked us to once again say he is sorry for the way he reacted that night. He has apologized publicly to Ms. Molitor, her friends, his family, teammates and the University," his attorney, Blake Johnson, wrote in a letter. "He hopes that his voluntary release of these recordings will help put this matter to rest."

The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled 8-1 on Dec. 6 that the video showing the punch is a public record. Justices said the city of Norman must release that video to the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters.

The association had sued for access to that video under the Open Records Act. The video had not been released yet because the city of Norman was given 20 days to decide whether it wanted a rehearing on the issue.

"While Mr. Mixon is not a party to the OAB lawsuit and has not been directed by the Court to make any disclosure, he does not see any reason for the release of the recording at issue in that lawsuit to be delayed any longer," Johnson wrote in the letter.

"Further delay appears only to be generating unfounded speculation about what is shown in that video," the attorney wrote. "We also see no reason to withhold the second recording we received from Ms. Molitor's attorneys and so have included it as well."

One of Molitor's attorneys, Rusty Smith, criticized the timing of the release. He pointed out Molitor was going through graduation ceremonies at OU on Friday night. He suggested Mixon could have waited.

Molitor's attorneys long have had the videos themselves but made a decision not to release them. They had sought permission to argue to a Cleveland County judge that the video of the punch should not be released.

Smith said the decision not to release the videos themselves was made "so the evidence could be viewed by the court officials and a jury, as opposed to a public forum."

He also said, "The videos speak for themselves.”

By having the video of the punch released now, Mixon avoids the possibility it would be released by the city of Norman days before the Sugar Bowl and become a distraction to the team. OU plays Auburn on Jan. 2 in New Orleans.

Molitor, 22, is suing Mixon, 20, in Oklahoma City federal court for punching her in the face inside Pickleman's Gourmet Cafe early in the morning on July 25, 2014. U.S. District Judge Joe Heaton last month dismissed two of her three claims.

Mixon is raising a number of defenses to her remaining claim — intentional infliction of emotional distress. His attorneys assert, for instance, that Molitor "by her conduct contributed in whole or in part to any claimed loss or injuries."

http://m.newsok.com/article/5531208?utm_source=NewsOK.com&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=NIC-Twitter

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18 minutes ago, Bonckers said:

Is he claiming he only punched her due to her slapping him or is there some other reason?

She says the argument started when Mixon directed a homosexual slur toward her friend.  

Molitor told officers the argument started outside of Pickleman’s Deli and stemmed from a homosexual slur Mixon directed towards her friend

He's claiming that the girl was drunk, that he was stone cold sober, and that she and her friends hurled racial slurs at him.  

Mixon overheard Molitor saying he and other black men were trying to jump her outside, the attorneys wrote.

Mixon also heard Molitor "and/or" members of her party use racial slurs in referring to him, his attorneys wrote.

Judging from the video and some older articles on the subject (http://www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/oklahomas-joe-mixon-shows-no-shred-of-remorse-for-punching-a-woman/) the kid definitely has a serious attitude problem.  Nonetheless, people need to realize, girl or boy, young or old, you put your hands on someone and begin a physical altercation, you might get more than you bargained for. She was no real threat to him and, thus, he is absolutely wrong and I'm fairly shocked he didn't get some jail time.

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Yeah I agree Dru he deserved jail time. Granted I am trying to teach my daughter you don't hit. I am sorry she should not have hit him, but he should have shown restraint. 

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Maybe not Face, and I will tell you right now I fear him on any team in our division, the advantage is if it is Carolina that they do not invest in the O line. I will say he played behind a very poor offensive line at FSU and killed it this year. He will be a difference maker in the NFL when he gets into the open field no one will chase him down from behind. 

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17 minutes ago, Bonckers said:

Maybe not Face, and I will tell you right now I fear him on any team in our division, the advantage is if it is Carolina that they do not invest in the O line. I will say he played behind a very poor offensive line at FSU and killed it this year. He will be a difference maker in the NFL when he gets into the open field no one will chase him down from behind. 

Our only hope is Carolina invests a 1st round pick on a glaring need at Cb and OT. The problem with that is Jabril Peppers and Cam Robinson are the only 1st round talenst available at those positions. Imo, both will be gone before Carolina picks and they'll select BPA. Cook will be the BPA at #9 

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2 hours ago, faceman said:

Our only hope is Carolina invests a 1st round pick on a glaring need at Cb and OT. The problem with that is Jabril Peppers and Cam Robinson are the only 1st round talenst available at those positions. Imo, both will be gone before Carolina picks and they'll select BPA. Cook will be the BPA at #9 

Jabril Peppers stock has dropped substantially.  Because he played so many positions, he never defined himself at one, got swallowed up in the run game, and is now being labeled as an athlete.  Some team is going to have to project where he fits before they pick him and most are not projecting him as a safety, not a corner.  It's looking like Tabor from FLA as the first CB taken off the board, or maybe his teammate if the he chooses to come out early.  You know how corners go, the difference between being selected at 18 or at 8 is often determined by your true height, weight, 40 time and vertical once these kids get to the combine and pro days.  So many of them are listed at 6'1" and end up being 5'10.5".

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3 hours ago, Dru said:

Jabril Peppers stock has dropped substantially.  Because he played so many positions, he never defined himself at one, got swallowed up in the run game, and is now being labeled as an athlete.  Some team is going to have to project where he fits before they pick him and most are not projecting him as a safety, not a corner.  It's looking like Tabor from FLA as the first CB taken off the board, or maybe his teammate if the he chooses to come out early.  You know how corners go, the difference between being selected at 18 or at 8 is often determined by your true height, weight, 40 time and vertical once these kids get to the combine and pro days.  So many of them are listed at 6'1" and end up being 5'10.5".

You have spoken gospel, but there are some athletes that differ from the norm. Peppers like Sammy Knight and Ray lewis can be timed with a sun dial. They also have a knack to be in the same area the ball is ran or thrown. Peppers won't make you forget Deion Sanders,but he make you remember Darren Sharper. You throw the ball over the middle,and  Peppers will be close by.

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Fournette vs Cook. This guy has become a very solid analyst with his Youtube channel. The majority of his breakdowns have been on point & I believe he is here once again.

 

 

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Thanks Brod, I agree, good analysis. THe only thing I don't get is the Earl Campbell comparison, Campbell wasn't a burner and he ran at a much lower pad level than Fournette. I do agree with his analysis of Fournette in the passing game both as a receiver and protector, he will surprise there I believe....

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1 hour ago, sfidc2 said:

Thanks Brod, I agree, good analysis. THe only thing I don't get is the Earl Campbell comparison, Campbell wasn't a burner and he ran at a much lower pad level than Fournette. I do agree with his analysis of Fournette in the passing game both as a receiver and protector, he will surprise there I believe....

Campbell may not be in the same league of burners like O.J. Simpson or Eric Dickerson. He wasn't slow though,especially during the early stages of his career. He ran a 4.5 forty and a 10.50 100 meter dash at Texas.

 

 

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32 minutes ago, sfidc2 said:

Wow didn't realize he ran a 4.5 when he was younger, that is impressive given his size....

It's poor video quality,but this was the only clip I could find of the game against Miami in his rookie season. His last TD run showed he had plenty of speed to turn the corner and out run Db's.

watch?v=z6i3dpww10A 

 

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Loved watching Earl Campbell run.

But the lasting image I have of him is breaking free on a 45 yard run headed for a sure TD, only to pull up lame and get caught from behind.  

Not as sure about this, but it might have been his last carry as a Saint in 1985. 

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His take on Cook is spot on. Not a great blocking abck on 3rd down. But maybe best receiving back since Reggie. Would not be mad if either fell to the Saints and they took either. Just would prefer a monster pass rusher even if they sign one in free agency. 

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1 hour ago, Bonckers said:

His take on Cook is spot on. Not a great blocking abck on 3rd down. But maybe best receiving back since Reggie. Would not be mad if either fell to the Saints and they took either. Just would prefer a monster pass rusher even if they sign one in free agency. 

I already knew Dalvin was a good receiving back but the guy in the video really chose some great highlights to display Cook's receiving ability. He isn't just a good receiving back, he is great. Great hands & route running abilities. I'm with you on the edge rusher but with that said, Cook would be unbelievable in the Saints offense. He is going to be a matchup nightmare when motioned or split out wide on a LB in the pass game. The play where Cook high points the ball thrown to him just shows how skilled of a receiver he really is. I think the Marshall Faulk comparison was a really good one. His short shuttle is going to be amazing. His feet & change of direction are lightning quick.

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2 hours ago, Slidell Saint said:

Loved watching Earl Campbell run.

But the lasting image I have of him is breaking free on a 45 yard run headed for a sure TD, only to pull up lame and get caught from behind.  

Not as sure about this, but it might have been his last carry as a Saint in 1985. 

It was his last carry in the NFL. He pulled a hammy and told his wife after the game it's time to let the young boys play. 

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Connor was just given a clean bill of health from a scan from his  Hodgkin’s lymphoma diagnosis. I do like his balance. Curious if teams are scared off by his health history. I would not mind him in the 4th or 5th. Maybe could be a poor mans version of PT with the balance he has. 

 

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/02/23/report-james-conner-gets-clean-scan/

 

 

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22 hours ago, Bonckers said:

Connor was just given a clean bill of health from a scan from his  Hodgkin’s lymphoma diagnosis. I do like his balance. Curious if teams are scared off by his health history. I would not mind him in the 4th or 5th. Maybe could be a poor mans version of PT with the balance he has. 

 

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/02/23/report-james-conner-gets-clean-scan/

 

 

I'm a big James Connor fan. He has excellent balance, nice power & good vision. He isn't the fastest but he is fast enough. His heart & determination are characteristics that can't be measured at the combine but he has those factors in an abundance.

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