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RunKC 04-23-2014 02:41 PM

I am on the Cody Latimer bandwagon
 
6'3" 215 lbs, 39 inch vertical, 4.38 speed.

This guy fits the WCO perfectly. He is a former basketball player with really strong hands and great hand-eye coordination.

This guy tore up Michigan State and got a TD on Dennard. He made him look helpless out there. Also had 9 TD's and 1,000 plus yards with a shitty QB.
I think Beckham Jr. Is a pipe dream at this point, but I'd definitely take this kid.

This guy can easily overpower small Db's and his speed is legit enough to desperate, as he did in college.

RunKC 04-23-2014 02:43 PM

@evansilva: ESPN's Todd McShay on Cody Latimer: "Did not drop a pass in 5 games I studied. Most underrated player in the draft." 4.39-4.41 40 @ Pro Day.

RunKC 04-23-2014 02:45 PM

This guy is big like a Bowe or Alshon Jeffrey. But he's faster than all of them and has just as strong of hands

the Talking Can 04-23-2014 02:51 PM

this is why it would be great to trade down...late first/top of the 2nd will still have good wrs

OldSchool 04-23-2014 03:12 PM

I thought the knock on him was that he had trouble creating separation in college?

planetdoc 04-23-2014 03:53 PM

great player

CleveSteve 04-23-2014 04:21 PM

Man, I cannot believe how much hype this kid is getting. He looked extremely average to me. I guess everyone sees something different. Personally, I think he will be last man standing at the draft of the 30 invitees. JMO of course.

OldSchool 04-23-2014 04:38 PM

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Originally Posted by CleveSteve (Post 10580597)
Man, I cannot believe how much hype this kid is getting. He looked extremely average to me. I guess everyone sees something different. Personally, I think he will be last man standing at the draft of the 30 invitees. JMO of course.

Yup, he doesn't play anywhere near his pro-day numbers.

BigCatDaddy 04-23-2014 05:56 PM

The next Jon Baldwin.

milkman 04-23-2014 07:58 PM

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Originally Posted by RunKC (Post 10580389)
his speed is legit enough to desperate

Desperation makes him faster?

Sfeihc 04-23-2014 08:01 PM

I've been in on Latimer since I watched him run all over the field in the Big House. I know who doesn't, right?

Mr_Tomahawk 04-23-2014 08:16 PM

Pass Rusher in the 1st

Latimer in the 3rd.

Sfeihc 04-23-2014 08:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr_Tomahawk (Post 10581352)
Pass Rusher in the 1st

Latimer in the 3rd.

With all the buzz on Latimer lately it sounds like he won't be around in the 3rd.

FRCDFED 04-24-2014 08:13 AM

He's Projected to go in rounds 4-5.

Overview

Basketball was primary sport as an Ohio prep -- played receiver, defensive back and kick returner in his two seasons as a football player. Appeared in eight games as a true freshman in 2011 (two starts) and had 12 receptions for 141 yards (11.8-yard average) and two touchdowns. Did not play against Illinois and missed the final three games because of hernia surgery. Started 10-of-12 games in '12, recording 51-805-6 (15.8). Was the Hoosiers' leading receiver in '13 when he posted 72-1,096-9 (15.2) in 12 starts. Did not work out at the NFL Scouting Combine because of a left foot injury (medical exclusion).

Analysis

Strengths: Very good size. Shows a jab step to get into routes cleanly and is equipped to combat the jam. Can use his frame and physicality to create separation on slants and "post-up" throws (strength was evidenced by bench-pressing 225 pounds 23 times at the combine, leading all receivers and besting some linemen). Nice catch radius -- extends to snag throws off his body. Soft, dependable hands. Nice strength after the catch. Good blocker -- subdues cornerbacks, shields, stalks and sustains. Improved steadily over three years as a starter.

Weaknesses: Is high-cut and shows some lower-body stiffness in his route running. Average burst off the line. Not a quick-twitch athlete -- could struggle to shake loose from more athletic corners. Lacks foot speed to separate vertically. Is straightlinish after the catch and will not make anyone miss. Marginal special-teams utility. Football was not his first love.

Draft Projection: Rounds 4-5

Bottom Line: A prep basketball standout, Latimer is a well-built, sure-handed, West Coast possession receiver whose hardwood background is evident in his leaping ability, body control and hand-eye coordination. Lacks ideal explosiveness, gear change and flexibility. Could be effective running slants and making contested catches to beat zone coverage and succeed in the red zone. Has a ceiling as a No. 3.
-Nolan Nawrocki

http://www.nfl.com/draft/2014/profil...mer?id=2543590

Sandy Cheeks 04-24-2014 08:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FRCDFED (Post 10582132)
He's Projected to go in rounds 4-5.

http://www.nfl.com/draft/2014/profil...mer?id=2543590

McShay and Kiper both have him as a 1st rd pick now. I think these mock sites will scurry together quite an elevation in grade as they frequently do. That's the fun of the draft... the projections and wild surprises from prospects that we have been programmed to believe to be steals and reaches.


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