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TRR
05-01-2009, 07:40 PM
This guy looks like he has some real talent. His stats don't show what the highlights do, but everything I've read seems to peg him as a good kid, and a hard worker. You can tell that he doesn't have blazing speed by any means, but some of these highlights are amazing no matter what level.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHLsNeEUyaE&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgCPCsNYEWc&feature=related


He has two highlight films, and I would say he has a chance to stick.

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</TD><TD vAlign=top align=left>Taurus Johnson, WR (http://www.nfl.com/combine/players?filterType=positionGroup&filterCond=WR)


Height:
6'0"
Weight:
206
College:
South Florida (http://www.nfl.com/combine/players?filterType=college&filterCond=South Florida)
Conference:
Big East (http://www.nfl.com/combine/players?filterType=conference&filterCond=Big East)
Hometown:
Cape
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Mile High Mania
05-01-2009, 07:45 PM
You should never name your kid after the car he was conceived in...

stevieray
05-01-2009, 07:49 PM
You should never name your kid after the car he was conceived in...
Maybe it's his sign..

milehighcapricorn has a nice ring to it.

TRR
05-01-2009, 07:50 PM
You should never name your kid after the car he was conceived in...

That's kind of what I thought when I saw his name...

sodcat
05-01-2009, 07:55 PM
better than "craphonso"!

chiefforlife
05-01-2009, 07:56 PM
Very nice. Not afraid to go over the middle, I never saw him step out of bounds once. Catches in traffic very well. Good yards after the catch. I like what I see.

TRR
05-01-2009, 08:02 PM
Very nice. Not afraid to go over the middle, I never saw him step out of bounds once. Catches in traffic very well. Good yards after the catch. I like what I see.

You look at those highlights and say, "man...how many yards did this kid rack up?" But then you pull it up, and he accumulated more than 500 receiving yards.

The one thing I do like about him is that he doesn't mind going over the middle, and they even highlight his blocking downfield on a couple of plays.

RedThat
05-01-2009, 08:06 PM
Who says we need Anquan Boldin?

Buehler445
05-01-2009, 08:44 PM
I had forgotten how much I hate Matt Groethe

bsp4444
05-01-2009, 08:54 PM
He looks good to me. Looks like he uses his hands well, catching the ball.

ChiefMojo
05-01-2009, 09:32 PM
Watched him plenty of times on TV and once in person at a KU game. The kid is a straight baller. I think he is going to make a very good NFL WR. I have absolutely NOOO clue why he wasn't drafted. I'm just extremely happy he is coming into KC and not elsewhere.

Pablo
05-01-2009, 09:33 PM
We need to bring back Sippio to coach this kid up to full potential.

SNR
05-01-2009, 09:33 PM
Awesome. It looks like we found the next Maurice Price!

Thig Lyfe
05-01-2009, 09:35 PM
You should never name your kid after the car he was conceived in...

Oh God... Aunt Edsel... :Lin:

Hydrae
05-01-2009, 09:37 PM
We need to bring back Sippio to coach this kid up to full potential.

My first thought was Sippio too.

KChiefs1
05-01-2009, 09:44 PM
Didn't this kid singlehandedly beat KU this year?

Hydrae
05-01-2009, 09:49 PM
One of the things that I liked was when he had his helmet turned all the way around on him and when he got up, he showed no thought of going after the guy, he was about the play. And the awareness he shows keeping the ball inside the post on a touchdown right after that in the first video. He has the head for the game, it will just be a question of if he can overcome the lack of speed and adjust to the increased speed from the defenders.

ChiefRon
05-01-2009, 09:51 PM
He looks pretty good in those highlights, let's see how hard he works. Obviously, I hope he turns out to be a steal, but let's face it: he's an UDFA.

We have to wait and see if he can adapt to the pro game.

Detoxing
05-01-2009, 10:26 PM
Wow. This kid is impressive. He needs to go after the ball when its in the air though.
He is hella slow. It seems like it takes him forever to get down field.

I hope he figures out a way to get seperation inthe nfl .and the video was well made
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InChiefsHell
05-01-2009, 10:48 PM
The only problem I see is the speed. He's obviously tough and has great hands...but that kinda makes him sound like another Bowe, and we really don't need that do we?

...ah, what the hell though. Good luck Taurus.

Detoxing
05-01-2009, 10:50 PM
The only problem I see is the speed. He's obviously tough and has great hands...but that kinda makes him sound like another Bowe, and we really don't need that do we?

...ah, what the hell though. Good luck Taurus.

I'd rather have 2 bowes than 1
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ArrowheadMagic
05-01-2009, 10:52 PM
Runs decent routes, good hands...... good size and speed.Why didnt this guy get drafted?

Buehler445
05-01-2009, 10:59 PM
Runs decent routes, good hands...... good size and speed.Why didnt this guy get drafted?

His stats weren't good.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/ncaa/players/23269/index.html

thurman merman
05-02-2009, 12:30 AM
better than "craphonso"!

very true.

Sure-Oz
05-02-2009, 12:48 AM
I remember watching him against KU, i think he definetly has a chance to do well

ChiefaRoo
05-02-2009, 01:00 AM
He's no Lake Dawson.....

MikeMaslowski
05-02-2009, 01:48 AM
The only problem I see is the speed. He's obviously tough and has great hands...but that kinda makes him sound like another Bowe, and we really don't need that do we?

...ah, what the hell though. Good luck Taurus.

hmmmm

googlegoogle
05-02-2009, 02:02 AM
whatever reason,the florida wrs always play like ass in the nfl.

these guys live off their speed and may be lazy on this level. Sammy Parkeritis?

ChiefMojo
05-02-2009, 07:20 AM
Again, I have no clue really why he wasn't drafted, let alone not in the mid-rounds either. From just watching him personally he screamed a very good NFL WR. I have seen enough top of the line BIG XII WR's to know this kid is just equal with them. Guess we just got ourselves a gem then.

RedThat
05-02-2009, 07:28 AM
He's no Lake Dawson.....

And he ain't no Chris Penn or Sean LaChapelle either...Those guys were no spring chickens.

Buehler445
05-02-2009, 08:11 AM
Again, I have no clue really why he wasn't drafted, let alone not in the mid-rounds either. From just watching him personally he screamed a very good NFL WR. I have seen enough top of the line BIG XII WR's to know this kid is just equal with them. Guess we just got ourselves a gem then.

His stats weren't good.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/ncaa/players/23269/index.html

Rec
38

YDS
498

AVG
13.1

TD
6

He had 3 good games. UCF, KU, and Louisville, none of which fielded very good defenses. Other than that, he was largely invisible. Take a look at his game totals in the link above.

bevischief
05-02-2009, 08:49 AM
Bring him in and what he can do in training camp.

PhillyChiefFan
05-02-2009, 09:41 AM
We need to bring back Sippio to coach this kid up to full potential.

:toast:

StcChief
05-02-2009, 09:45 AM
Camp fodder or find? Pioli and coaches to decide.

whoman69
05-02-2009, 01:34 PM
His stats weren't good.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/ncaa/players/23269/index.html

Looks like he couldn't get himself motivated for the poor teams.

Outside of Bowe, every one of our receivers is not going to draw double coverage. Unless we can make another pickup, this is going to be another poor offensive year.

whoman69
05-02-2009, 01:37 PM
We need to bring back Sippio to coach this kid up to full potential.

I think Dedric Ward could fight him for a roster spot.

KC Jones
05-02-2009, 01:52 PM
"The problem with highlight reels is that they never show you the bad performances"

--yogi berra

(ok, he didn't really say this but it seems like something he would say.)

bowener
05-02-2009, 02:45 PM
He has some serious speed it looks like, at least serious acceleration. Is he our #1 someday?

avy2000
05-18-2009, 12:13 PM
I played high school football with tj, if the WR thing doesnt work out, he could also he could be a saftey, as evidenced from some of his highlights he can deliver a hit. the reason his stats werent at the level as some prospects is that matt grothe just took the ball and ran with it about 60-70% of the time.

HemiEd
05-18-2009, 12:20 PM
I played high school football with tj, if the WR thing doesnt work out, he could also he could be a saftey, as evidenced from some of his highlights he can deliver a hit. the reason his stats werent at the level as some prospects is that matt grothe just took the ball and ran with it about 60-70% of the time.

Welcome to the Planet! good info, thanks. Maybe the new management does know what they are doing, cool.

Valiant
05-18-2009, 12:49 PM
You look at those highlights and say, "man...how many yards did this kid rack up?" But then you pull it up, and he accumulated more than 500 receiving yards.

The one thing I do like about him is that he doesn't mind going over the middle, and they even highlight his blocking downfield on a couple of plays.

So his highlight film is literally ALL his catches???

cookster50
05-18-2009, 12:49 PM
The only problem I see is the speed. He's obviously tough and has great hands...but that kinda makes him sound like another Bowe, and we really don't need that do we?

...ah, what the hell though. Good luck Taurus.

Bowe and great hands do not belong in the same sentence. Unless it is something like, man, for a first round draft pick, one would think Bowe had great hands. Then it would work.

Raised On Riots
05-18-2009, 01:35 PM
Sippio had good hands. We could do a LOT worse than having Sippio on this team.

cavtrp1
05-18-2009, 04:15 PM
School South Florida
Height 6 ' 0.5 "
Weight 206 lbs.
Speed 4.49 ( Combine )

Graduation Year 2009
Birth Date 4/13/1986
Jersey # 89
Current Position WR
Projected Position WR

I didn't see this posted yet Bowe ran a 4.40 and 4.49