Originally Posted by Direckshun
First of all, congratulations!
Second of all, you're a lying mother****er.
There's no way you can't notice that. You're probably more fit, lighter, probably stronger unless you lost the weight due to illness (in which case, I rescind the congrats...).
Really. Don't notice it at all. Face looks a little bit leaner, but that's about it. It's all how you, as a person/individual, carry the weight.
Starting Feb. 1, I was 226 lbs. Right now, I'm 197. (Just went up and stepped on the scale.) I seriously don't feel a bit different. Definitely not stronger though. It's amazing how 20/25 lbs. puts on your ability to pump bigger iron.
I really don't like it when teams ask players to put on or lose weight, and I dislike how people frequently say "well we'll have the guy put on/lose 15+ pounds" like it's nothing. The player is at the weight that he chose and will undoubtedly play the most enthusiastically at -- a 10 pound correction isn't that bad, but anything beyond that and you're turning him into another player. Only in the latest rounds of the draft should you try something like that, or in extreme cases where a player is clearly not physically fit (like Terrance Cody's 30 pound weight loss for the Ravens).
But Kruger is very fit. And he probably can put on 30 pounds, but why not get a guy who's already there rather than trusting Kruger can gain 30 pounds and play the same?
Because you're talking about a 21 year old guy who has been working out and playing football all the time. And has been eating college cafeteria food. The weight gain for a guy like Kruger isn't going to be a big deal at all. That's a single off-season in an NFL weight room with a better diet.
You take a guy like Kruger, with that frame, athleticism and raw strength, and project him to the 34 end position at 30 lbs. heavier. The 30 lbs. adds to his strength and ability to drive block. His 40 speed is irrelevant due to the position. He's not Dion Jordan or Barkevious Mingo, outside speed rushers who need that twitch speed, where 30 lbs. is going to probably affect that initial burst. 30 lbs. on guys like Hunt or Kruger - big, long, lean dudes who are going to have to man on man 320 lbs. guards and tackles is a good thing.