Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by DKphin, May 14, 2014.
Collect all the players!
On Darkwa, he's got nice size, runs a solid 40, but only put up 15 reps of 225 at his pro day. I'd have expected better strength from a 220 lb'er. Productive but injured in his career. Interesting.
I like this from the comments:
Saturday night live or something did a skit on how ridiculous players names were getting last year, Rantavious definitely would have qualified...
Sounds like we picked up a couple of Star Wars characters or something. :chuckle:
Got to fit in with Lazor!
it was Key and Peele
Does Rantavious have a brother named Barkevious? Where do they get these names? Smh
Yeah that was it. Still makes me laugh out loud.
Shouldn't they have been signed 10 days ago?
Darkwa was the MVP of the New Orleans Bowl this past season. He is 6-0 and weight around 220. He runs a 4.4. He has been injured some in his career, but broke Tulane TD record, scoring 39 in his career. Name may be funny, but his presence on field isn't.
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Being a Georgia graduate, I have seen Mr. Whooten play quite a bit. He is a decent receiver. I don't expect him to make the team.
He's a nice looking player...like him a lot better than Williams. Think he could press Gill. Love his ability to pass protect on top of everything.
Abramson is reporting that Gannon has already been cut. I sense a new signee soon. They still have one open spot before this cut for Jensen.
Tbh players should be tested on something more important than bench press presses, and that is Squats. Imo leg strength is far more important than chest strength. A much better benchmark would be how many times can they squat 400-500 lbs.
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Miami 14-2 tbh
I think you get an idea of their lower body strength in the explosive tests; broad and high jumps. I think the upper body strength measure is important. The more muscle upstairs the better holding onto the ball, taking hits, and blocking/controlling rushers. In a league that has moved to a lot of hand fighting for blocking having that upper body strength is a real factor. As an aside, a 220lb pro level athlete should be able to put up 225lb more times than me. He doesn't, and I'm hardly what you'd call 'fit'.