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Offline uffda udfa  
#1 Posted : Sunday, July 13, 2014 4:16:50 PM(UTC)
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"As a freshman I compared him to Gronkowski," said another AFC scout. "They played him at tight end, H-back, fullback. In high school he was one of the top rushers in the nation.

http://www.nfl.com/news/...better-than-gronk-graham

I was as excited about Colt's addition as I was any of the draft picks. This is the kind of guy we need at TE... a "monster, beast, monster". Tough as nails and fast at 4.61. Can run over people. He looked to struggle catching it in the combine video linked in that article.

Why he is considered such a long shot is beyond me. It is more than his off field stuff that people seem to discredit him for. Being out of football etc give some the idea he has little chance. If there was ever an NFL TE situation made for a darkhorse to emerge victorious it would be Green Bay's current situation.

I don't see how he doesn't make it if the org is comfortable with him off the field not to say that isn't a major reason not to hang onto him.

Pretty exciting to me that our most talented player could come from a tryout vs. our 1st rounder through 7th round picks. A little bit Shields like.

Go Colt!
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#2 Posted : Sunday, July 13, 2014 4:56:47 PM(UTC)
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uffda udfa said: Go to Quoted Post


Pretty exciting to me that our most talented player could come from a tryout vs. our 1st rounder through 7th round picks. A little bit Shields like.

Go Colt!


And which awesome GM plucked these exceptional athletes out of thin air, Uffda?
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#3 Posted : Sunday, July 13, 2014 5:01:35 PM(UTC)
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He could but it's not likely, that would be nice though. It's not just his off the field stuff that kept him from being drafted. It was probably missing a year of football and the fact that he never really put together a good season in college like he was expected to do coming out of HS. The off the field stuff is certainly a big reason for that but it doesn't change the fact that he hasn't proven to be a dominant player on the field yet.

Hopefully he proves himself on the field for GB and helps us win some games.
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And which awesome GM plucked these exceptional athletes out of thin air, Uffda?


Well, you could look at it that it's pretty sad your most physically gifted player arrived on a tryout not in the 1st round.

I think it also speaks to the fact we have such a dearth of talent at TE that we were the only team in the NFL desperate enough to touch him. I give Ted Thompson kudos for acknowledging how brutal our TE situation is and giving this guy a go.




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I have a good feeling about the tight end position. By the end of the year we'll be saying Jermichael who?
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steveishere said: Go to Quoted Post
He could but it's not likely, that would be nice though. It's not just his off the field stuff that kept him from being drafted. It was probably missing a year of football and the fact that he never really put together a good season in college like he was expected to do coming out of HS. The off the field stuff is certainly a big reason for that but it doesn't change the fact that he hasn't proven to be a dominant player on the field yet.

Hopefully he proves himself on the field for GB and helps us win some games.


Who does your description sound like? I would say it sounds very similar to Sam Shields. What did Sam do at THE U to be able to make this team? He was a converted WR and not a very good one.

If he can't make it in Green Bay he shouldn't be able to make it anywhere else.

Jolly was out of football for how long and came back and played very well for us. Talent is talent. You have it or you don't and he has it. I couldn't care less about time away not doing this or that. The question is does he have NFL ability and can he stay out of trouble. I'm hoping both are big YES'es.
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Scouts do a hell of a job. It is quite a lifestyle to commit to. Anywho, this Colt guy has all the physical tools to be great just like a lot of these guys do. The key is for him to be mentally committed to his role on the team, his teammates, and his coaches. All we hear is how much potential he has. These are the guys that become great stories if they pan out because he is definitely not the only player in the NFL that has made some questionable decisions in the past. Let's see what he's made out of. Can't wait.
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It's a perfect situation for him, and for the team. Win-win situation.

This is where it really pays to have a GM with a reputation for finding undrafted players. Guys who weren't drafted, but for whatever reason still have skills KNOW they can come here and have a chance. This guy just happens to also fill a position of need.

Still, he's gotta earn it, and the fact that they called him out in the paper is an early red flag.
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DarkaneRules said: Go to Quoted Post
Scouts do a hell of a job. It is quite a lifestyle to commit to. Anywho, this Colt guy has all the physical tools to be great just like a lot of these guys do. The key is for him to be mentally committed to his role on the team, his teammates, and his coaches. All we hear is how much potential he has. These are the guys that become great stories if they pan out because he is definitely not the only player in the NFL that has made some questionable decisions in the past. Let's see what he's made out of. Can't wait.


His numbers at the combine are actually close to Graham's.

Better vertical, better broad jump, close to the same 40, same 20 yard split and same reps on the bench.

Lyerla was also out of football most of the year before he participated.

His numbers were pretty much better than Gronk's except for bench.
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