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I think he goes in the 4th at the most. If you look at the last few years there haven't been any teams willing to take these guys in the top half of the draft (except for Tebow and look how that turned out). Return specialists are often taken in the 7th or go undrafted. There have been guys who have had great 40's but have been taken late in the draft. I love Denard but unless he has a great combine then he won't be picked early.
You can teach someone to catch, block, pick up blitzes, run routes... Denard has one thing that can't be taught, speed.
At the very least, Denard will be a constant on any practice squad....I foresee no issues with him having legit playing time
Best case scenario: Randal Cobb
Worst case scenario: Armani Edward’s
Most likely scenario: A rich man’s Armani Edward’s.
Am I the only one who sees him more as a RB than a WR? An enormous amount of his rushing attempts come between the tackles so that's not something he isn't used to. After a couple years of putting some weight on, and getting him in thicker pads than the little QB pads he wears, and I could see him being successful in an offense like Detroit's where they only run the ball 15 times a game anyway.
I agree, that is why I put the Chris Johnson height and weight comparison.
Umm.... I hate to be the one to tell you this, but the Percy Harvin comparison is copyrighted by Urban Meyer.
Only the school he is currently employed at may use the comparison.
Agreed. There aren't enough guys like that out there for Denard to not get a serious look.
I agree with this. The development that'll be required would likely push him back to a 4th or 5th rounder. I do think he'll be drafted though.
One big key for him will probably be whether he participates in the Senior Bowl, and which position he plays there. The Senior Bowl isn't make-or-break in the evaluation of most prospects, but it'll be much more important for a guy that's (potentially) playing a new position. If he gets some work at receiver that week, that could really help his draft stock. I think the ship has sailed on him playing quarterback on Sunday afternoons, so if he plays quarterback at the Senior Bowl, that really wouldn't help his cause.
Tough to say at this point. He hasn't proven to be the most durable guy up to this point, so I think teams would be leery of projecting him at running back. If, after a few years in the league returning kicks/punts and playing receiver, he puts on some more weight, then I could see him getting some work out of the backfield.
I don't care about how long or how many go to the NFL....I just care how they do at tOSU....Chad Henne isn't exactly tearing up the league either....
Well, that's odd, because you're the one who made the snarky comment about Denard ending up as a spectator after college. Next time, think before you post. I have better things to do than take out buckeye trash.
Snarky?? It was simply my opinion as to his future as an NFL player or not an NFL player....I have the same opinions on tOSU players as well...
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