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rad
04-14-2006, 07:21 PM
(sorry if repost)
I read in todays New York Post that the Chiefs, Vikings, and Browns are sending scouts to this kids workout on April 21.

6'8", 260 lbs power fwd. His name is Ed something(I cant remember his last name), sounds like another BB player-turned TE story.

rad
04-14-2006, 07:41 PM
Nelson, Ed Nelson. I just remembered.

SNR
04-14-2006, 08:31 PM
Oh boy... another backup to keep Kris Wilson company on the sidelines

CoMoChief
04-14-2006, 09:02 PM
Hey if somehow someway he can make that transition like Gates did, I'm all for it. Draft him in the 7th round. Basketball players have great hands and athletic ability as far as seperation and leaping ability goes. This guy is 6-8?!?!? Good lord I dont know of anyone in this league who would be able to cover that in the redzone if the QB just lobbs it up there, single or double teamed. In 4 years at the most TonyG will be a goner IMO. But he's in great shape so he might be able to last longer than most TEs.

milkman
04-14-2006, 09:05 PM
Hey if somehow someway he can make that transition like Gates did, I'm all for it. Draft him in the 7th round. Basketball players have great hands and athletic ability as far as seperation and leaping ability goes. This guy is 6-8?!?!? Good lord I dont know of anyone in this league who would be able to cover that in the redzone if the QB just lobbs it up there, single or double teamed. In 4 years at the most TonyG will be a goner IMO. But he's in great shape so he might be able to last longer than most TEs.

I don't know about Gonzo's longevity.
He seems to have had constant injury issues over the last couple of seasons.

One has to wonder if his body can take more than another couple of years.

nychief
04-14-2006, 09:07 PM
I don't know about Gonzo's longevity.
He seems to have had constant injury issues over the last couple of seasons.

One has to wonder if his body can take more than another couple of years.

how many games has he missed?

rad
04-14-2006, 09:08 PM
how many games has he missed?

good point

CoMoChief
04-14-2006, 09:17 PM
good point


Yeah, he does seem to play hurt alot. But being hurt is different than being injured.

milkman
04-14-2006, 09:19 PM
how many games has he missed?

He hasn't missed any games, but the injuries he's been battling is to the foot.

That's got to take a toll.

rad
04-14-2006, 09:30 PM
He'd probably be better suited having a former BB player on the team that takes him to help him with the transition. Someone like Gonzo could really help him develop.

nychief
04-14-2006, 09:31 PM
http://uconnhuskies.com/sports/MBasketball/2005/Bios/bioactions/nelson.jpg

TEX
04-14-2006, 09:33 PM
Why, when we have the "awesome" Chris Wilson?

CoMoChief
04-14-2006, 09:40 PM
http://uconnhuskies.com/sports/MBasketball/2005/Bios/bioactions/nelson.jpg


Ahh shit he's white!

Ari Chi3fs
04-14-2006, 09:41 PM
Sweet. We need another Marc Boerichter.

jspchief
04-14-2006, 10:03 PM
That big guy that played BBall for George Mason is talking about NFL too.

Hydrae
04-14-2006, 10:46 PM
As long as you don't expect someone that tall to block on the line. He would never get leverage unless he was on his knees! ROFL

Spicy McHaggis
04-14-2006, 10:48 PM
Ahh shit he's white!

No the lighting is just really bad in that picture.

whoaskew
04-15-2006, 12:11 PM
Great a 6 foot 8 Vin Diesel!!!