Taking a flier on a small school player. That's what end of the fourth on is to me. Try to find someone who was playing in obscurity with intelligence and athletism. This is all about special teams, and just maybe catching lightning in a bottle. I wouldn't mind seeing them take a swing at Tyree Jackson in the sixth.
Overview Explosive, NFL-caliber athlete with outstanding speed and plus short-area quickness to match routes and drive on throws. Ballentine's long speed, play strength and twitch will be coveted by teams looking for man-cover talent. While he could find early reps as a plus special teams performer, his trip to the Senior Bowl should give teams an early indication of how quickly he can acclimate to a step up in competition in coverage.
Strengths High character with same work ethic in the classroom that he has on the field Arms dangle down like ivy vines from his frame Uses length and play strength as disruptive tools from press Successful college sprinter with short area burst and recovery speed deep Able to wait as long as possible to open and run when challenged by vertical push Quick-twitch in feet for sharp lateral change of direction Possesses ability to comfortably mirror routes from backpedal in off-man Adequate feel for route development behind him in zone coverage Uses length and explosive leaping to challenge throws at the high point Plays with physical demeanor in attacking perimeter blockers Wrap-up striker who looks to drive deep into runner's legs rather than arm tackling Special teams ace with ability to return kicks, cover kicks, and block kicks
Weaknesses Still has room for growth with awareness and instincts. Will void his area responsibility to chase a route that he shouldn't Appears more comfortable from off-ball than press Could struggle early on to match and stay connected to NFL press release Lack of competition could require additional team patience as he acclimates
Post by amanitoomertoedrag on Apr 27, 2019 16:09:54 GMT -5
Got to add talent to your roster. Depth is critical at CB. You can even use the ones that aren't starting on Special teams too. Just make sure you are adding great talent via the draft. I think DG accomplished that this year. He added a lot of high quality players to the roster.
daytripper: NFT= non football topic? i didnt know that. im old and trying to keep up lol
Jan 23, 2020 10:35:16 GMT -5
56801steve: and he's staying as classless as he is
Jan 20, 2020 11:48:56 GMT -5
56801steve: so he'll pay a fine.
Jan 20, 2020 11:39:28 GMT -5
56801steve: he actually slapped a cops but, hard. he was 'lit up', but forgiveness isnt given for being drunk a bit.
Jan 20, 2020 11:39:18 GMT -5
rjb2006: The Eagles just made chicken salad with 1/2their team consisting of subs and practice squad players...
Dec 29, 2019 20:04:02 GMT -5
frateb: man, for a second i thought detroit was going to pull this one out... i think that would have given us a chance to get as low as 2nd again?
Dec 29, 2019 16:19:47 GMT -5
56801steve: i really like your signature, negative v positive outlooks.....its so true
Dec 29, 2019 16:10:20 GMT -5
UncleJoe10: I thought Buck Allen ran hard and would keep him aboard as a nice power running back up to Saquan.
Dec 16, 2019 17:16:56 GMT -5
bronxpinstripes: Danny Dimes solved the fumbling problem against the Packers by throwing 3 INTs instead.
Dec 2, 2019 11:05:46 GMT -5
rodney27: You're right about the fumbling problem, tl65taog. I just don't think it can be fixed. He had in preseason, has it at a record pace now, and had the same problem at Duke. If he hasn't fixed it in all that time...I just don't know if he can.
Nov 29, 2019 8:26:07 GMT -5
tl65taog: yes the fumbling problem has to be fixed, but you have to be fair about it
Nov 26, 2019 0:40:25 GMT -5
homerj45: Any other members go thru prostate cancer ?
Nov 8, 2019 10:04:09 GMT -5
soullessnight: welcome to the board.
Sept 2, 2019 14:33:34 GMT -5
GordonG: Have fun and be safe
Jun 22, 2019 13:34:10 GMT -5
lastnamejaded: Summer is here! Who's vacationing and where? I'll be doing a southern tour visiting Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas, hiking trails in every state.
Jun 10, 2019 11:01:04 GMT -5
gmenfan: Jeez - the original post was about Zeke Elliott.
May 23, 2019 14:39:51 GMT -5
homerj45: Normally I would ignore a post with arrived to camp with a helicopter but,,,,back at ya,,,
Feb 14, 2019 19:09:22 GMT -5