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Florida safety Reggie Nelson ran a 4.35 forty at Florida's Pro Day

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    Florida safety Reggie Nelson ran a 4.35 forty at Florida's Pro Day Wednesday.

    He also beat four seconds in the short shuttle, which is very impressive on natural grass. This should cement Nelson's spot in the first round. New England will look hard at him with their two first-round picks

    Now thats improving for sure way to go Reggie
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    By Short Shuttle, I am assuming you mean the 20 yard shuttle? If so, Nelson did NOT break the 4 second mark. He ran a 4.15.

    He did, however, run a 6.67 in the 3 cone, which is really good.
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    I want Nelson AND Michael Griffin on day 1. The word on both in re: to where they will go is inconsistent. If we could get both and Buster Davis on day 1, I would be ecstatic.

    Nelson is a FS that can play some CB, while Griffin is a SS and a superb special teamer. Both guys would add some great depth to the secondary, while also learning from 1 of the best in Harrison. The move would also allow for Wilson to play more CB.

    Maybe i am dreaming, but hey, isn't that what these boards are for?
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    From Mike Reiss:

    Nelson in focus
    Patriots coach Bill Belichick and vice president of player personnel are scheduled to put University of Florida safety Reggie Nelson through a workout Thursday in Gainesville, Florida, according to Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports.

    If the Patriots are looking to add young talent to their defensive backfield, Nelson could be a consideration if he's available when the Patriots pick in the first round (24th and 28th).

    The recent pipeline between the Patriots and Florida has been widely reported over the last year, with Belichick and Florida coach Urban Meyer sharing a budding friendship, while Pioli and Florida assistant Steve Addazio share a link in that they are both graduates of Central Connecticut State.
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    all indications on this board are pointing to the fact that Griffin is not going to be a SS in the NFL; he apparently makes a much better FS prospect. Getting both Nelson and Griffin looks to be a bit overkill if that is correct.
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    It would definitely be interesting if the Pats did that.
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    Beyond elated. Nelson is an impact player, and there really isn't a significant talent drop-off between 28 and 47...
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    I'd be very happy and at 47 they can probably still get Gonzalez, Harris or a player of that level.
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    Anything to put the screws to Del Rio I am all for it...Since the last year game I lost the respect for him as a coach....IT WAS A DIRTY PLAY DEL RIO AND YOU KNOW IT!!!!!F--K YOU
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    16 and 47 might equal 24 and 28 on the draft value chart, but because 47 is a four year rights player, it detracts from the value of this trade I believe.

    On the other hand, trading for 15 and 46 may be asking too much because of the six year rights player available at 15. (it is 15, isn't it?)
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    16. One of the factors that will be taken into consideration is the price inflation since the new CBA pushed the cost of player contracts up. A six or five year rookie contract for a player who can contribute in his first year is going to be very cheap. Frankly, if BB/SP have identified an elite player who meets their standards, it probably would be cost effective to move up for him.
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    I think Box has a point.
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    I don't like the 2 for 1s, too much risk. I hated the move last year to get Jackson because we gave up 2 first day picks.

    I would rather have 2 good players signed for 5 years and hope one of them becomes a starter than take a swing for one very good player and another who is a tier lower and only has 4 years to make his mark.
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    Generally, I agree. I like the two picks at 24 and 28 and the five year contracts they'll have. But if we see a "special player" fall to 16, then the move make sense. I can't see that special player being anyone other than Carriker or Landry (I even have doubts about Landry).
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    I like both these guys but as special as they are I don't seen them starting in year 1. You could add Levi Brown to the mix if you were in love with him at LT or RT.

    I am risk adverse, rather have 2 players in the 20-32 range (as per NFL Draft Scout)

    20 Meachem, *Robert (WR), Tennessee 1 6-2 214 4.39 2.49 1.51 37 1/2 10'1" 4.31 6.97
    21 Moss, *Jarvis (DE), Florida 1 6-7 250 4.70 2.68 1.59 16 30 1/2 10'0"
    22 Posluszny, Paul (OLB), Penn State 1 6-2 238 4.70 2.73 1.56 22 37 9'8" 4.20 6.94
    23 Ross, Aaron (CB), Texas 1 6-1 193 4.44 2.55 1.50 17 34 9'10" 4.15 6.72
    24 Houston, *Chris (CB), Arkansas 1 5-10 185 4.32 2.52 1.50 27 36 10'2" 4.12 6.94
    25 Timmons, *Lawrence (OLB), Florida State 1 6-1 234 4.66 2.68 1.50 25 35 10'3" 4.32 6.92
    26 Nelson, *Reggie (FS), Florida 1 6-0 198 4.48 2.61 1.46 34 1/2
    27 Jarrett, *Dwayne (WR), Southern Cal 1 6-4 219 4.57
    28 Grubbs, Ben (OG), Auburn 1 6-3 311 5.18 2.96 1.80 29 26 1/2 8'7" 4.72 7.99
    29 Ginn Jr., *Ted (WR), Ohio State 1 5-11 178 4.35
    30 Kalil, Ryan (C), Southern Cal 1-2 6-3 299 4.96 2.87 1.71 34 26 8'8" 4.34 7.50
    31 Meriweather, Brandon (FS), Miami 1-2 5-11 195 4.47 2.61 1.53 11 35 9'3" 4.33 7.06
    32 Blalock, Justin (OG), Texas 1-2 6-3 320 5.10 2.96 1.73 40 28 1/2 8'5" 4.72 7.75
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    Well, that is probably a nail in the coffin for getting the kid. Who were we supposedly "looking at" last year when we were really looking at Jackson?
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    This is not a knock on Nelson or anyone else who have great timed speeds. It is certainly something to consider. But, how does that convert into being a football player?

    Last year on NEST, Rodney said something like this: When the big TE's are coming, when the big WR's are coming, when the big RB's are coming,many 4.4 guys turn into 4.8 guys and some of us 4.6 guys turn into 4.3 guys.

    I'll certainly leave it up to Bill and Scott to determine if these guys are just workout warriors or football players.
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    I think in Nelson's case it was vindication for a poor 40 at the combine. People were taken back because he looked like he had great "game" speed.

    Other than that, I don't know if he's Guss Scott before his knees were shot.
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