Dolphins sign DE Gannon Conway, RB Orleans Darkwa

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  1. DKphin

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    Collect all the players!
     
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    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.
     
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    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...
     
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    Sounds like we picked up a couple of Star Wars characters or something. :chuckle:
     
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    it was Key and Peele

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    Does Rantavious have a brother named Barkevious? Where do they get these names? Smh
     
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    Shouldn't they have been signed 10 days ago?
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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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    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'.
     

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