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  1. BradyManny

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    http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/reiss_pieces/2008/05/5_with_gary_guy.html

    I am really hoping both he and Redd end up on the PS. It's a bytch knowing that Mangina - and many other teams - is dying to scoop up our scraps, but if they are some of the final cuts, then maybe they wind up on PS for this season, and make the roster next season. Because both these guys have potential.

    Specifically for Guyton who was the top 40 time for LBs at the combine.

    http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/gary-guyton?id=1722
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    Interesting! I knew about Redd, and completely agreed with you on him, but didn't know anything about Guyton until now.
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    Apparently the hacks at nfl.com/NFLDraftScout produce player analysis through a random text generator. Guyton had the best 40 time out of all the linebackers at the combine, and they write this:

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    I noticed that as well. I can only attribute that to them writing his strengths/weaknesses before the combine. Good to know though that something considered a weakness of his is actually a strength. He seems like a good prospect who likely just didn't get drafted b/c of his size, that's my best guess. He was projected between 3-5 by most accounts I saw.
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    I've accually noticed this quite a bit on scouting reports through the years.

    PROS: He's a fast player with top speed.
    CONS: He doesn't have the speed to play.

    Something like that. It's pretty funny.

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    Good points people. Yet another reason I don't waste any time reading that stuff.
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    Respectfully disagree. NFLDraftScout is valuable precisely because they form opinions prior to the combine.

    Think about what the information in this thread amounts to: the player was unremarkable on the field but lit up the combine, leading to projections that he could be drafted as high as round 4. But teams went with their eyes over their stopwatches and he wasn't drafted. I'd call this a happy story for everyone who complains that too much emphasis is placed on how players perform in shorts rather than pads.
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    Actually it seems like the Colts wind up with a bunch of our castoffs. Klecko, Hairston, Hilliard just to name a few.
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    That's a very good point, and I agree in the general sense, but in specific to Guyton, I read other scouting reports that did say he had good athleticism and speed. The knock on him based on the various scouting reports (nfl.com, sportings news magazine, si.com all have decent reports on him) I can find is that he's not good in coverage, and isn't big enough to shed blocks. But the upside is that he's explosive up the field, and for the Pats, could fit as a 3-4 pass rush specialist as he's coached up on the other things. That's why I hope he lands on the PS.
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