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vailpass
04-11-2005, 01:25 PM
I'm gonna' miss this guy at Kinnick on Saturdays... Can't wait to see how he does in the big league :IA:


Matt Roth, DE, Iowa
Height: 6:03.3 Weight: 272
Overview: Matthew Roth is regarded as one of the premier pass rushers in the collegiate ranks and one of the toughest players in the country. He is a blue-chip prospect with a blue-collar work ethic. Roth is a colorful character who plays the game as if he is on a "search and destroy" mission. He is the source of a campus urban legend, as many Hawkeyes talk of the time Roth challenged and cleared out an entire bar in a fight. Even in practices, the coaches have to pray he stays under control. They will generally blow the whistle early on plays, so Roth does not hurt any of the offensive players. There are times where he plays with such intensity in practices that the coaches must sit him down, even for walk-throughs. Roth was a standout linebacker and fullback at Willowbrook (Ill.) High. He was a consensus All-State pick and named Illinois High School Athlete of the Year by the Chicago Tribune as a senior, totaling 161 tackles with four sacks, 23 stops for losses, 10 forced fumbles and a state-record 12 blocked kicks. He also scored four times while gaining 307 yards rushing. Roth began his Iowa career as a middle linebacker, recording 19 tackles (12 solo) in 12 games as a reserve in 2001. He shifted to the defensive line in 2002, as the coaches felt he played with too much reckless abandon to be effective as a linebacker. Roth responded to the move by recording 48 tackles (22 solo) with 10 sacks, 11 stops behind the line of scrimmage and 11 quarterback pressures, despite starting only one game. Roth took over left end duties in 2003, collecting 51 tackles (32 solo) with 12 sacks, 16 stops for losses and four forced fumbles. Only Leroy Smith (18 in 1991) had more sacks in a season for the Hawkeyes. With an addional 10 pounds of muscle on his frame in 2004, Roth put together a banner senior season, earning All-American honors. He ranked fourth in the Big 10 Conference with eight sacks and registered 15 stops for losses (sixth in the Big 10), eight pressures and 49 tackles (34 solo) while leading the conference with three forced fumbles. In 49 games, he started 25 times, recording 167 tackles (100 solo) with 23 quarterback pressures, thirty sacks for minus-192 yards, 43 stops for losses of 224 yards, eight forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and a pass deflection. His 30 career sacks rank third in school history, topped only by Mike Wells (33, 1990-93) and Jared DeVries (42, 1995-98). Only Wells (54) and DeVries (78) registered more tackles behind the line of scrimmage in a career for the Hawkeyes.

Analysis: Positives Roth is a well-built athlete with a powerful upper body, long arms, broad shoulders, quick feet, above average explosion off the snap, narrow hips, thick thighs and calves. His quickness allows him to be very effective on stunts, playing with his hand down wide to the open side to get after the quarterback instantly coming out of his stance. He does an excellent job of generating a strong hand punch, showing good extension to keep the blockers off his body to shed. Roth plays with superb field awareness and has very good agility for his position, making plays in pursuit. He demonstrates an explosive initial burst and can flash upfield, displaying fine foot agility when dropping off in pass coverage. Roth comes off his stance ready to deliver forceful inside counter moves on his upfield rush and has excellent recovery speed in pursuit. While he might be a little stiff in his hips and can sometimes come off the snap a little high in his stance, he uses his power to gain leverage and is very combative with his arms (rip and swim moves) to prevent blockers from containing him. Roth has the short area agility to penetrate the line, collapse the pocket and pressure the quarterback, doing a very nice job of keeping his feet as he works well transferring his weight. He has developed into a disruptive pass rusher who gains leverage with his strong straight-ahead charge off the snap. Roth stays in control and has a sharp and sudden burst coming off the edge as a pass rusher. He also uses his short area speed to collapse the pocket and bring down the quarterback in the backfield. His lateral and up field quickness allows him to consistently get past the offensive tackle when attempting to penetrate. Roth generates explosion as a pass rusher and is very fluid delivering secondary moves after his initial thrust into the pile. He might need to add bulk to play at the next level, but his upper body strength is evident by the way he can rip, stalk and drag blockers down with his hands. Roth uses an explosive first step to gain advantage, but when he gets high in his stance (mostly when redirecting inside), he struggles to disengage, but his lateral agility lets him slip off blocks. He has very good leg drive and lower body strength to gain leverage and prevent the opponent from moving him out when coming off the edge. Roth is best when playing on the move, as he has an uncanny knack for sifting out the play, spotting the ball and then squeezing through tight spaces to zero in on the ball carrier or passer. His hands are a great asset, as he is very effective delivering good spin and swim moves to penetrate the backfield, control blockers and keep separation. He takes dead aim on the quarterback and has the explosive burst to get to his man. Roth is a high energy type who does a good job of clearing his feet when chasing.

Negatives

Agility tests: 4.77 in the 40-yard dash...410-pound bench press...675-pound squat...325-pound power clean...33-inch vertical jump...30 7/8-inch arm length...10-inch hands...Right-handed... 14/38 Wonderlic score.

High school: Attended Willowbrook (Villa Park, Ill,) High, playing four seasons for coach Chuck Tassio. ... Consensus All-American selection as a senior, competing as a linebacker and fullback. ... Named Illinois High School Athlete of the Year by the Chicago Tribune. ... Two-time All-Conference pick, adding All-State and League Defensive Player of the Year honors as a senior. ... Served as team captain while earning MVP accolades as a senior. ... Recorded 161 tackles with four sacks, 23 stops for losses, 10 forced fumbles and a state-record 12 blocked kicks as a senior. ... Collected 110 tackles with 11 sacks and 29 stops behind the line of scrimmage during his junior campaign. ... Rushed for 307 yards and four touch-downs as a senior. ... Lettered four times in wrestling, earning the state title as a senior with a perfect 31-0 record. ... Won school Academic Merit honors.

Personal: Open major. ... Son of Kelley and Tom Roth. ... Born 10/14/82. ... Resides in Villa Park, Illinois.

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http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/2005draft/Roth,Matt-DE-Iowa.htm

Mr. Laz
04-11-2005, 02:33 PM
would luv it if the chiefs could grab Roth in round 2

:clap: :clap:

ChiefsOne
04-11-2005, 02:39 PM
What round is he projected to go in?

Iowanian
04-11-2005, 02:40 PM
He's not going to make it out of the first........but I can't tell you how THRILLED I'd be if the Chiefs got Roth in the 2nd.

vailpass
04-11-2005, 02:41 PM
would luv it if the chiefs could grab Roth in round 2

:clap: :clap:


Here's how Don Banks on CNNSI mocks it up for KC & Denver. I want this to happen but the Denver papers are saying Broncos won't draft a D-lineman in the first. Carlos Rogers is a bad boy and I hope he does not go to KC or any other division foe.

Kansas City Chiefs
15 CB Carlos Rogers Auburn Sr. 6-1 194
If the Chiefs don't make a deal for Miami's Patrick Surtain pre-draft, Rogers makes sense as the answer to their crying need at corner. Rogers has steadily gained ground in the first round and some like him more than the smaller Adam Jones.

Denver Broncos
25 DE Matt Roth Iowa Sr. 6-3 278
With Reggie Hayward lost to free agency and Trevor Pryce's back injury still a potential issue, the Broncos would be wise to upgrade their defensive line with somebody other than former Browns. Roth is versatile enough to fit into Denver's plan to play some 3-4 scheme in 2005.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2005/writers/don_banks/04/05/mock.draft/index.html

Chief Henry
04-11-2005, 02:42 PM
I love the Hawkeyes......

Mr. Laz
04-11-2005, 02:44 PM
Kansas City Chiefs
15 CB Carlos Rogers Auburn Sr. 6-1 194
If the Chiefs don't make a deal for Miami's Patrick Surtain pre-draft, Rogers makes sense as the answer to their crying need at corner. Rogers has steadily gained ground in the first round and some like him more than the smaller Adam Jones.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
46 DE Matt Roth Iowa Sr. 6-3 278
Roth would be ideal to challenged Eric Hicks for playing time. Pairing Roth with last year's rookie standout Jared Allen, giving the chiefs a pair of good young Defensive Ends for years to come.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2005/writers/don_banks/04/05/mock.draft/index.html
pretty much my dream start to the draft ;)


add a trade for surtain (involving next year's 2nd instead of this years)
and sign sharper out from under the seahags


:grovel: :grovel:

Iowanian
04-11-2005, 02:46 PM
I'll be Devestated if Roth is a Donk or Faiduh........I'll hate it much more than Gallery.

Chief Henry
04-11-2005, 02:56 PM
I'll be Devestated if Roth is a Donk or Faiduh........I'll hate it much more than Gallery.


Same here dude. If Roth goes to one of those two teams I would just
smack myself upside the head.....

vailpass
04-11-2005, 02:59 PM
pretty much my dream start to the draft ;)


add a trade for surtain (involving next year's 2nd instead of this years)
and sign sharper out from under the seahags


:grovel: :grovel:

That would be a masterful coup for the Chiefs. I can't see Roth lasting until the middle of the second round but now is the time to dream.

vailpass
04-11-2005, 03:02 PM
Same here dude. If Roth goes to one of those two teams I would just
smack myself upside the head.....

Can't stand to see Gallery in Faider gear. Any team, even KC, would be better than that. What's worse is that with his hair he fits right in; he fricking LOOKS like a Faider. :cuss:

htismaqe
04-11-2005, 03:07 PM
I'll be Devestated if Roth is a Donk or Faiduh........I'll hate it much more than Gallery.

Yep.

vailpass
04-11-2005, 03:08 PM
I love the Hawkeyes......

Hell yeah. Spring practice started, here's a couple pics. The onoe of Roos cracks me up; he looks like he swallowed a keg.
They're shutting down part of 60 later this week to deliver the posts for the new scoreboard. The posts are 100 feet high. Kinnick is gonna' look sweet when it's done.

|Zach|
04-11-2005, 03:09 PM
I used tor run around with Ladell Betts some, good guy.

Iowanian
04-11-2005, 03:12 PM
vail....are you in Iowa City?

I figured you from a denverish donk fan....?

vailpass
04-11-2005, 03:25 PM
vail....are you in Iowa City?

I figured you from a denverish donk fan....?

Born and raised in Cedar Rapids; talk to/hear from my buddies, family, etc. every day. Went to Iowa my freshman year, lived in Mayflower. Went to grad school in Denver. Been living in Phoenix for the last year. The gettin' is good in PHX right now, I'm gonna' milk this town for all the $$ I can then head back to civilization on the banks of the Cedar River.
Hawkeye til I die.
:IA:

shakesthecat
04-11-2005, 03:31 PM
It wouldn't bother me one bit if KC drafted Roth in the 1st rd.

It would surely suck if he went to any other AFC West team, but that seem to be the trend(Gallery/Kaeding)

vailpass
04-11-2005, 03:34 PM
It wouldn't bother me one bit if KC drafted Roth in the 1st rd.

It would surely suck if he went to any other AFC West team, but that seem to be the trend(Gallery/Kaeding)

Why didn't KC draft Kaeding? I was sure they would.

shakesthecat
04-11-2005, 03:40 PM
Why didn't KC draft Kaeding? I was sure they would.

Are you being sarcastic?

Dammit Carl! :cuss:

Apparently backup TE was a more pressing need.

|Zach|
04-11-2005, 03:41 PM
Are you being sarcastic?

Dammit Carl! :cuss:

Apparently backup TE was a more pressing need.
I think Wilson is going to do some great things for us this season.

shakesthecat
04-11-2005, 03:49 PM
I think Wilson is going to do some great things for us this season.

I'm leaning more towards "hope" rather than "think" at this point.
He looked good in the pre season, but so did Richard Smith.


To be fair, Kaeding wasn't exactly Jan Stenerud last year.

Then again, thinking back to Jets vs Chargers, maybe he was.

vailpass
04-11-2005, 03:49 PM
Are you being sarcastic?

Dammit Carl! :cuss:

Apparently backup TE was a more pressing need.

Not being sarcastic at all. It was a position of need for KC and the best kicker in the nation was available in a round suitably late for drafting a kicker.
At the time I thought maybe they saw something in him they didn't like but then they drafted a different position altogether.
Nate had a very good rookie season, look for him to be even better this year now that he has had a year to adjust.

shakesthecat
04-11-2005, 03:56 PM
Not being sarcastic at all. It was a position of need for KC and the best kicker in the nation was available in a round suitably late for drafting a kicker.
At the time I thought maybe they saw something in him they didn't like but then they drafted a different position altogether.
Nate had a very good rookie season, look for him to be even better this year now that he has had a year to adjust.



I think the Chiefs wanted Nate, they just gambled he'd last another round.

Uncle_Ted
04-11-2005, 04:02 PM
Negatives

...Right-handed...



:hmmm: What's that about?

And the part about still being an open major doesn't sound right.

Crappy Wonderlich score.

I'd love to see him with the Chiefs, but unfortunately I can't see any realistic/probable scenarios where that could happen (I'm figuring that even Carl wouldn't reach that far to take him at 15).

Hey vail, what year were you at Mayflower? I lived there 89-91 and was an RA there 91-93.

Uncle_Ted
04-11-2005, 04:04 PM
I think the Chiefs wanted Nate, they just gambled he'd last another round.

I seem to recall DV saying that they were going to take him, but SD beat us to it. I think SD had an extra first-day pick or two because of the Manning deal?

shakesthecat
04-11-2005, 04:06 PM
I seem to recall DV saying that they were going to take him, but SD beat us to it. I think SD had an extra first-day pick or two because of the Manning deal?

That sounds right.

vailpass
04-11-2005, 04:10 PM
:hmmm: What's that about?

And the part about still being an open major doesn't sound right.

Crappy Wonderlich score.

I'd love to see him with the Chiefs, but unfortunately I can't see any realistic/probable scenarios where that could happen (I'm figuring that even Carl wouldn't reach that far to take him at 15).

Hey vail, what year were you at Mayflower? I lived there 89-91 and was an RA there 91-93.

Wow, cool. YOu did all 4 years in the best dorm on campus. Have you seen the place lately? Swipe cards on all the doors, monitors to watch who gets on and off the Crambus. I was there well before you, 1984-85, 3rd floor. Great time.

Uncle_Ted
04-11-2005, 05:05 PM
I certainly didn't plan on living the dorm life for 4 years ... I ended up getting hired during xmas break my sophomore year to replace an RA that had been fired. After that, it was way to sweet of a gig to give up (as we were constantly reminded, our salary was in the top 2% for college RA's in the U.S.).

Went back there a few years ago ... barely recognized the inside.

I was hoping to hit the spring game this year, but it doesn't look like I'll be able to make it.