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Ultra Peanut
03-25-2005, 08:51 PM
Will be sitting there for us late on Day 2. DO IT, CARL!

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http://www.commercialappeal.com/mca/tigers_football/article/0,1426,MCA_651_3649736,00.html

So Thursday's NFL Pro Day at the UofM was a chance for unheralded Tiger fullback Robert Douglas to bust through his relative anonymity.

Douglas, to borrow a football phrase, didn't drop the ball.

Making, perhaps, the strongest impression before a dozen NFL scouts assembled for workouts held at the Murphy Athletic Complex turf room, Douglas likely moved from being a free-agent signee next month to a late-round pick in the April 23-24 NFL Draft.

Douglas, 6-3 and 232 pounds, had a remarkable afternoon.

He ran a 4.63 40-yard dash, only .02 off the best by a fullback at the NFL Scouting Combine.

His broad jump of 10 feet, 41/2 inches was nearly a foot farther than the top fullback distance at the combine.

And his vertical leap of 39 inches was six inches higher than the best leap at the combine and nearly nine inches higher than the average for fullbacks participating in the combine.

He also turned in significantly better times than combine fullbacks in on-field agility drills.

"I had the (fullback) numbers (from the combine) as soon as they came out," Douglas said. "I had to have the numbers. I had 'em sitting next to my bed ... every event for every fullback at the combine.

"When I woke up and when I went to sleep the numbers were right there. I scoped them out this morning, too. I looked at them, put them down, then I threw them away and went out and did what I had to do."

Douglas, who switched to fullback early in his junior season, rushed for 62 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries last fall. He also had seven catches for 113 yards and two TDs.

His strength was as a blocker, clearing numerous paths to the end zone for all-America running back DeAngelo Williams.

Those attributes had scouts considering Douglas as a free-agent signee, but Thursday may have altered that projection. Douglas stood out among the nearly 40 players who participated.

"You want to (have a workout) like a Robert Douglas," said Tennessee Titans scout Blake Beddingfield. "You saw him on film, you saw him play and then he comes out here and does a really good job today."

Douglas, a former linebacker, caught passes from Wimprine in a workout before scouts after the pro day drills.

"He's in great shape. He did all the athletic things (vertical jump, broad jump, 40-yard dash) really well," Beddingfield said. "He's a kid that probably helped himself today.

"I think most of (the NFL scouts) walked away impressed with him. We feel a little better about him than we did in the fall." I was skeptical when he switched to FB from LB in 2003, but the fact of the matter is, Robo can play. He blocks, runs, and catches very well, especially considering he's only got about a season and a half of real fullback game experience under him.

the Talking Can
03-25-2005, 09:01 PM
screw day 2, we better take him in the 2nd...

SNR
03-25-2005, 09:02 PM
THOMAS TAPEH!!!!!!!!!1111111111111111

Count Zarth
03-25-2005, 09:02 PM
I'm on board.

Deberg_1990
03-25-2005, 09:04 PM
I thought T-Rich's successor was Kris Wilson?????

Ultra Peanut
03-25-2005, 09:04 PM
THOMAS TAPEH!!!!!!!!!1111111111111111
Don't make me cry. :deevee:

Losing him hurt worse than losing Rashaun Woods...

Chan93lx50
03-25-2005, 09:05 PM
I thought that was supposed to be Omar Easy???

:rolleyes:

Skip Towne
03-25-2005, 09:09 PM
Rich Scanlon will be our new FB when TR retires. You heard it here first.

Judge Smails
03-25-2005, 09:17 PM
I was skeptical when he switched to FB from LB in 2003, but the fact of the matter is, Robo can play. He blocks, runs, and catches very well, especially considering he's only got about a season and a half of real fullback game experience under him.

He sounds great. Just don't ever call him Robo again. Sounds too much like Romo. I would never be able to not think of Romonowski.

Ari Chi3fs
03-25-2005, 09:23 PM
Memphis St. sucks

Ultra Peanut
03-25-2005, 09:24 PM
Rich Scanlon will be our new FB when TR retires. You heard it here first.Not if Roaf retires first. Then Rich will fill in there.

Skip Towne
03-25-2005, 09:28 PM
Memphis St. sucks
Now you've done it!! You will shortly incur the full wrath of Psicosis. BTW, it isn't Memphis State anymore, just Memphis.

Skip Towne
03-25-2005, 09:32 PM
Not if Roaf retires first. Then Rich will fill in there.
Yeah, probably so. Have you ever noticed Rich's intensity? Man, he is intense!!

Ultra Peanut
03-25-2005, 09:40 PM
Memphis St. sucksTell that to one Mr. Jerome W--aww, damnit. Everyone here hates Romey now.

Kerberos
03-25-2005, 09:42 PM
No No NOOOOOO

You all know how King Carl likes to take a saftey and convert'em to CB????

Well with that being within his "REASONING" I was sure he was going to ask LJ to switch to FB in the next year or two. :hmmm:



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J Diddy
03-25-2005, 10:01 PM
I thought that was supposed to be Omar Easy???

:rolleyes:

They didn't resign Easy. I think he was drafted due to a bet CP lost with Easy's folks.

Spicy McHaggis
03-25-2005, 11:17 PM
I want Paul Jefferson out of Penn State. He's strictly a lead blocker but he'll blow some holes open for Holmes and LJ. Something Easy could never do. (I just realized that would make 3 RB's that the Chiefs would have taken out of Penn. Ah well.)

Ultra Peanut
03-26-2005, 02:24 AM
They didn't resign Easy. I think he was drafted due to a bet CP lost with Easy's folks.Titus made him do it.

Rausch
03-26-2005, 02:38 AM
Titus made him do it.

Keep ****ing doubting the "Titus Effect."

You know not what you do... :shake:

Dayze
03-26-2005, 08:56 AM
I thought that was supposed to be Omar Easy???

:rolleyes:

You mean, he's not the successor?!
lol

C-Mac
03-26-2005, 10:03 AM
I know this will spark controversy, but for a bandaid backup if one cant be had in the draft how about Tyron Wheatley as a fullback. Big back, good blocker and currently unemployed.

Ultra Peanut
03-28-2005, 01:22 PM
Robo's getting a private workout with the Eagles on the 31st.

Duck Dog
03-28-2005, 01:43 PM
Sounds like a good prospect for CB.