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    Why isn't anyone talking about Fulwood? He is the big body WR we've missed since Riley. I'm thinkin he's goin to have a big year.
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    There are so many people to talk about it's pretty hard to focus in on just one guy that had 17 receptions for 127 yards and 1 very lucky TD last year.

    I picked him in the breakout player thread a few days ago as my break out player.

    But you could say the same about KT, or Lane, or any of our linemen, or Driskel, or Jones, or McGee, or Robinson or Debose or Thompson. Know of them have done much, so if anyone has a good year, it'll be a break out year.

    Fulwood getting a lot of yards and TD's will be very dependent on what happens to Driskel this year. Driskel will have to put it somewhere near him in one-on one situations. He's a "I'm-bigger-than-you-punch-you-in-the-face-and-move-the-chains/score-standing-up" guy and not a YAC guy. In general.
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    Where does he rank with the other's as far as top-end speed? For that matter, rank the receivers, speed-wise, top to bottom. Would guess Debose would be first. (understanding that speed is not the only thing necessary to make a top receiver).
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    Ranked in terms of pure speed as far as I can guess without current 40 times:

    Debose
    Thompson
    Robinson, Bailey, Showers
    Dunbar, Fulwood, Pittman
    Andrades

    I'm not sure on the new guys.
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    Agree w/ slayer. Hard to pick just one offensive player. If Roper spreads the ball around like he did at Duke (which I assume he will), we'll probably have 4-6 WR's w/ 20+ catches...which would be great (for end result: winning...and for recruiting). Just as we'll probably see 3 or 4 RB's w/ 300+ yards (and 1 w/ the Lion's share....maybe 800+). I imagine Driskel will eat into some of the rushing yards, as I expect him to have over 300 (counting sacks). My guess is McGee is the leading receiver (w/ at least 50 catches).
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    Fulwood definitely is a YAC type of player, but I'm still thinking he's going to be a great wide out in the redzone. Not to mention, I'm Jake McGee is gonna to be flexed out during redzone plays. As long as our boy JD stays healthy.
    I also wanted to talk about CJ Worton, a freshman slot I like a lot. I have heard he could possibly get I the rotation this year, and I hope he does. Here are his sr highlights if you haven't seen him.
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    I think it is possible that D-Rob will be the big play guy and that Fulwood will be the reliable guy. Not saying that Fulwood won't have his share of big plays, but I just think that D-Rob has something special.
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    I guarantee that we will have a dark horse wideout this year. Q could end up with the best stats of the group in my opinion. I think Roper does a great job spreading the ball around, especially when he has consistent deep threat. I'm excited. Who's our best receiving AND PASS PRO running back? probably Matt Jones
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    Let's not forget Alvin Bailey in the slot as a perfect fit for Ropers system.
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    Me either.
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    If Brown is the fastest on the team it would have been nice to see some toss sweeps for him.
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    Doubt Brown is one of the 20 fastest players on the team, don't care what one HS or camp time says.
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    He does not seem to be the fastest running in pads. But good for him if that was his time that day.

    Also, maybe we just haven't seen him get into the open for footraces enough.
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    Nobody did, he does not play that fast, he looks like a 4.65 guy at best on the field.
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    Agree.
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    That's been the issue for Brown. We put him in difficult down and distance situations and run him straight up the gut. He had amazing shuttle times and pretty impressive 40 times in high school. When he got to UF, he was immediately pegged as one of our best inside runners, regardless of his speed. You're rarely going to see an athlete like that break out if that's his role and he's running behind a bad/ injured OL. FWIW, nobody seems to remember the handful of great runs he's had that got called back because of penalties. He's not very shifty upfield, but his straight line speed is excellent. We just need better blocking at the second level.
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    Nobody needs to talk about Fullwood. He's expected to start. I love Robinson, but give me two guys about the same speed and I'll take the guy three inches taller. That said, I expect both to contribute. Robinson is definitely tougher, but he has a history of discipline issues. Gotta like a Bishop Kinney guy. Old friend of mine used to coach there. Says Fullwood will be a great one and will never create problems outside of football. Also says he's incredibly intelligent and has great support from his family.

    In the end, I think Robinson will be the better player, but I see a slower learning curve as far as team rules, discipline and academics. That might only mean another year. But he will never by 6'4" and he is not any faster than Fullwood. We need tall guys who can get open deep.
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