2014 NFL Combine Florida Gators

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  1. 96Gatorcise

    96Gatorcise Well-Known Member

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    Trey Burton
    http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/trey-burton?id=2543577
    BOTTOM LINE
    A savvy, athletic, undersized H-back who was utilized in a flexed receiving role in the Gators' offense. Has the athletic traits to earn a living working detached out of the slot as an 'F' tight end. Can offer a creative offensive coordinator a versatile jack-of-all-trades gimmick weapon.

    Dominque Easley
    http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/dominique-easley?id=2543487
    BOTTOM LINE
    Undersized, explosive, athletic, high-motor three-technique whose junior season was cut short in Week 3 by a knee injury. Injury history will likely affect his draft stock, but when healthy, he shows the ability to disrupt the backfield and pressure the quarterback. Fits best in an aggressive scheme in which he could use his quickness to slant, stunt and shoot gaps.

    Jon Halapio
    http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/jon-halapio?id=2543708
    BOTTOM LINE
    A Tongan-American, Halapio is a hulking short-area guard whose best traits are intangible. Is most effective in a phone booth, but too often looks like he requires max effort to provide adequate blocking. Best chance to stick will be in a slide-protection scheme.

    Jonotthan Harrison
    http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/jonotthan-harrison?id=2543578
    BOTTOM LINE
    Very good-sized mauler functions well in a phone booth. Possesses the strength and power to match up vs. big bodies. The farther he is asked to move, the more he will struggle and would be best in a man-blocking power scheme.

    Ronnald Powell
    http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/ronald-powell?id=2543579
    BOTTOM LINE
    Powell is a physically gifted, inconsistent, college “Buck” (hybrid defensive end/outside linebacker) with crude strength and athleticism. Has developmental value as a stand-up rush linebacker, but must dedicate himself to the craft and realize he’s no longer the big man on campus.

    Loucheiz Purifoy
    http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/loucheiz-purifoy?id=2543580
    BOTTOM LINE
    Lean, fluid, fast, finesse cover man whose raw physical ability and testing numbers belie frustratingly uneven performance. Has starter-caliber athleticism and will buoy his stock when the stopwatches come out, but poor instincts, tackling and tape are reasons for pause.

    Marcus Roberson
    http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/marcus-roberson?id=2543581
    BOTTOM LINE
    Lean, athletic, finesse cornerback who did not elevate his game in 2013 when injuries, suspension and inconsistency marred his junior season. Is best deployed in off-man or zone and could develop into a No. 2 or No. 3 corner if he regains his sophomore form, though he lacks desirable instincts and tackling ability.

    Jaylen Watkinshttp://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/jaylen-watkins?id=2543707
    BOTTOM LINE
    A fluid, loose-hipped, versatile cover man who projects to a No. 3 or No. 4 corner in the pros, Watkins could most ideally fit in the slot, with enough physicality to defend the run and fine short-area cover skills to match up with shifty receivers.
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  2. LimeyGator

    LimeyGator Well-Known Member

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    We only had one year since 2006 where we didn't have a first round draft pick (2012).

    Do we believe we have one this year? If Easley was healthy, he definitely would have been but I haven't seen many recent mocks with a Gator in the top round.
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    many have Roberson in the first.
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    I would be willing to wager Roberson will not go round 1. dE was our number one this year, too bad he got hurt
  5. LimeyGator

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    Have you a link to something specific?

    I've certainly not read an exhaustive list but the ones I have seem to indicate that his stock has dropped a little:

    NFL.com (4 analysts) have no Gators in the first round (Brooks, Smith, Jeremiah, Davis)
    None of the current CBS mockers have a 1st round Gator (all 4).
    Walter Football (2nd round, 42nd) has Roberson and Purifoy slightly later.
    SI doesn't list a 1st round Gator in a mock.

    It's not a big deal. It's just a shame I guess.
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    Perhaps a team will fall in love with Purifoy's combine workouts and pick him in the 1st round, but otherwise I see the first player going in the second round (probably Easley). And I doubt that RoPo's name will be called until the 5th round...or later.
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    If the crypt keeper were still alive, Raiders would be all over him.
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    Roberson to San Fran in the 1st isn't a stretch, the CB list is quite fluid after Dennard and Gilbert. San Fran seems a good fit for Easley too. Redskins at the top of round 2 could go with Roberson or Purifoy as well.

    In other news, quite a few drafts like to put my Vikes getting Easley. It would be interesting to have Floyd and Easley in that rotation, though with all due respect we need a 1 a bit more than a 3, even though if KWill leaves I couldn't complain about getting Easley. We also need to draft about seven quarterbacks. My ideal draft has the Vikes getting Purifoy at the top of the 3rd.

    Hope Burton gets drafted, might have been my favorite player over the past few years.
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    I feel fairly confident Roberson will get drafted first from our Gators.
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    Harrison limited to a phone booth ran third fastest.
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  12. 96Gatorcise

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    Today is DL and LB's

    Easley and RoPo are going today

    So far:
    Easley 26 reps on bench not in the top 15 for DL

    RoPo 21 reps, not in the top 15 for LB
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    Jaylen Watkins bench pressed very well today, 22 reps, most of any CB and third overall amongst DBs (two safeties benched more). Purifoy had the worst at 6 reps and Roberson was a little better at 8 reps. Not a good look for those two and just a continuation of Jaylen having a GREAT off-season run-up to the draft.

    Will be very interested to see how they all run tomorrow.
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    I think Jaylen is trying to be a Top 3 pick. And I think he going to meet his goal.
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    Bench press is as much arm length as it is strength. That's probably why Purifoy put up such a low number.
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    Well not quite, but it matters. Purifoy needs to work harder. Maybe his arms are too long and that's why he whiffed on so many tackles too..
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    Poster has a point, Purifoy's arms are the longest of the three by quite a bit, with Roberson and Watkins being much closer so the disparity there seems to be more work ethic. Purifoy had the next to longest arms of anyone there; guy with the longest at over 33" put up 8 reps. The next two longest after Purifoy did 19 and 11 reps respectively. 6 reps and the least of any DB is still not a good look for Purifoy, he needs to blaze tomorrow.

    Arm Lengths:

    Purifoy: 32 3/4″
    Roberson: 31″
    Watkins: 30 5/8″
  18. mdfgator

    mdfgator Well-Known Member

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    I know it matters, as does shoulder width, it's still not enough, purifoy I am sure will test well but he will have questions about his work ethic.
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    Bench press is a silly indicator for future athletic performance. Am I going to sit here and tell the people who get paid to do this that they're daft ? Yes.
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    Yet the NFL.com breakdown on him said he lacked strength. WTF?

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