Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by eViLG, Mar 1, 2020.
Agree. Remember that. That was a career defining play.
Winners and losers from the 2020 NFL scouting combine
Florida CB C.J. Henderson
The first round appears to be a lock for Henderson, and the top 20 feels more likely now that he cranked out a 4.39 40 and nailed his positional work. There are questions about his tackling and whether he played not to get hurt last season, but Henderson is in the running for CB2 behind Ohio State’s Jeffrey Okudah for some teams. Everything Henderson did Sunday at the combine looked easy.
Play of his UF career.
That’s a fair assessment imo. Not knocking him bec we don’t know what we’d do in his spot to be fair. He went into the season as at worst the #2 rated draft eligible corner and I’ve seen him as far down as 4th or 5th currently. He was still a good ball player with loads of potential , he’ll just have to stick his nose in there more as a pro if he wants to thrive. All the talent in the world
CJ did play very well last season, it was his (lack of) consistent safety play behind him that made it look like he got beat at times (FSU long play to Terry and the slant play to Chase against LSU). Not saying he didn't get beat, he did as did every corner, but it was just as much as he did as a sophomore. Y'all just over analyzed him more this season and had higher expectations thinking he'd never give up a catch.
In his sophomore year, CJ was my favorite Gator to watch. He didn't seem to dominate as much in his junior year, but, I still think he's a great player, and, will do well at the next level.
combine times and actually playing football are two different things. I think too many teams get too excited about combines and forget about tape.
The biggest difference between his soph and jr years was Chauncey Gardner Johnson.
Okudah actually ran slower than CJ and then shut it down because of injury
Peter Schrager was pumping up CJ also before the 40...and Rich Eisen quickly added he was a Top 15 overall after he ran
The OSU & UF Pro days will decide who the #1 overall CB will be...if CJ is #2 he stands a good chance of ending up a Dolphin
Report: Deion Sanders urged Jeff Okudah to stop at NFL Combine
NFL Hall of Famer and current network analyst Deion Sanders encouraged Ohio State star Jeff Okudah to shut it down early on Sunday at the NFL Combine following an injury during individual drills for the first-round cornerback prospect. Okudah, who ran an impressive 40-yard dash and looked fluid in other drills, came down hard on his back after leaping to high-point the football in coverage before ending his day.
After Okudah crashed to the turf, Sanders reportedly walked over to him and explained the need to stop despite Okudah's willingness to continue.
Before hitting the field for drills, Okudah participated in the 40-yard dash. His best time was officially clocked at 4.48 seconds. He measured in at 6-foot-1, 205 pounds, his arms measured at 32 5/8 inches and his hands were 9 1/8 inches.
NFL Network’s Peter Schrager was one analyst who raved about Okudah, who could be a potential day one starter for one lucky NFL squad and is a projected Top 10 selection.
No man is a prophet in his own land.
Continues the recent trend of UF corners who flash in their sophomore year and then disappoint/play it safe their junior year
having talent and playing hard consistently are 2 different things.
Nail on the head. The safety play at UF has been atrocious. & CJ still produced. Not easy to do.
Speed aside, I remember being very much impressed with the tackling by the cornerbacks in the Clemson/Ohio State game. It seemed noticeably more physical and fundamental than what we had seen from our backfield. Just an observation. Okuda looked really good
Henderson and Zuniga made the defensive all combine team!
I read on some other free site recently that CJ might have played mostly injured this past season? If that's the case it sure does make you wonder what he could have done fully healthy.
Last year was a weird year for CJ. He played fine but every thing that could have gone his way went the other. He was right in perfect coverage on so many plays and one of the following happened (a) the WR boggled-caught it amazingly, (b) he mistimed his jump by an inch and missed the PBU, (c) he slipped, (d) he got boxed out by some monster WR and just couldn’t get around, and (e) real or imagined PI call mostly in context of (d) above. But he wasn’t beat, he didn’t miss a great deal of tackles and he was inches away from a legendary CB season. He has everything. Hence the top-15 pick, and just sometimes the inches don’t go your way.
His ankle injury was vs. UT Martin in his Jr. year (last season).
I was referring to when he made the play against UT, not when he got injured.