Julius Pruitt Squats Over 600 lbs./Categorizing WR's

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  1. Elliott 1

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    http://www.daytondailynews.com/blog...009/03/11/draft_sleeper_wr_julius_pruitt.html

    I read in Armando's blog that Pruitt has been looking good this offseason.

    He seems to have all the stuff.

    Could he be a dark horse??

    What kind of WR is he??? A possesion guy?

    Who is he in direct competition with to play that kind of role??? Wallace, BJ Cunningham,Naanee, Matthews ??

    The receiver spots are going to be just super overloaded with RB and TE positions taking snaps away from WR's as well. Everybody knows we are going to throw to Reggie a lot; maybe even as much as the #3 WR. I have even heard it speculated that if Reggie Bush stays healthy he could be the Dolphins leading receiver this year. I saw it reported today that Lamar Miller could be used in the slot as well. It is also being speculated that Clay and Egnew will lining up in WR spots as well.

    I think I have to agree with the guys who are saying that this offense doesn't need a single prime target at WR; a so called, go to guy. IMO, the Dolphins are looking filthy rich as far as receiving targets.
     
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    A non factor WR..

    Its funny that EVERY offseason people talk about this guy as if he has even a little talent. The dude will never be any more than a practice squader. This is last year he will be practice squad eligible and in 2013 he will not be with the team. Pruitt nothing more than practice squad fodder.
     
  3. Elliott 1

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    OK cool, but what is it that makes him so worthless??
    http://miamiherald.typepad.com/dolphins_in_depth/2012/05/a-dozen-notes-from-otas.html

    Armando reported today that Pruitt has stood out. Why is this meaningless??
     
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    I posted on this subject about a week ago and was basically questioned on how could I know anything about the recievers at this point and told Pruitt is somone who is pumped up every offseason but hasn't done anything when it counts. I posted it because this was being reported at that time.I don't know what will happen with him but I wish him well. Hopefully he gets the oppurtunity I feel he was denied from our previous staff and runs with it.
     
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    Wasn't Pruitt one of our better special teams players last year?
     
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    can he catch?
     
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    THE STORY IS FROM 2009!

    Get a grip.

    P.S What has he done in the last three years?
     
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    the ole' J-Pru thread. its like kory sheets but worse
     
  9. Elliott 1

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    So all we have is stark cynicism and nobody really knows what the discrepancies in his game are??
     
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    lol at Kory Sheets reference. Who needs Bush when we have Sheets waiting??
     
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    um. i'm not even sure if you're serious or not. bringing up an article from 2009 to talk about a player in 2012?
     
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    Obviously, like any practice squad player, he is an extreme longshot. But he has good size, decent speed, and is working on his craft. He is getting his shot, just like Wallace and Moore, and just like low draft picks like Cunningham and Mathews as well as this year's undrafted guys Moye and Fuller. He's a guy in the mix. Out of all of those guys, hopefully someone comes out of nowhere and emerges. Can 1 out of 7 or 8 turn into something big?
     
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    Pruitt is one of the now-or-never guys on the roster. He ran a 4.4 in the 40 coming out of college. He has the height, weight, speed and strength as a WR but now he needs to take his game to the next level as he's been kept around long enough.
     
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    Julius Pruitt is pretty much like Kory Sheets with the only exception being that Pruitt doesn't spend the majority of his time on Twitter chatting up with B team strippers and amateur porn stars.
     
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    With all due respect, the Kory Sheets comparisons are absurd.

    Sheets was a bad character RB from Purdue who suffered a severely torn achilles when with the Dolphins. He spent time with the 49ers and Panthers and currently plays for Saskatchewan in the CFL.

    Pruitt is a high character RB from a tiny school with good durability.

    They really have almost nothing in common. They both went undrafted and they are both pretty fast. That's about it.

    As far as the article, I posted it because of the record of his squat.

    I'm no expert on weight training but isn't a 600+ squat and awful lot for a 200 pound WR???
     
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    PRUITT has to have been the most "raw" WR on a MIAMI team in a long time. He came here from a school/program even smaller than ABILENE CHRISTIAN (GATES' alma mater). PRUITT is 6'2"/208-212ish, and has good hands, and has consistently run a 4.41 "40", so he's got legit deep speed. He was a "project" coming in, so if he's in the process of "arriving", look out! As to all the "PRUITT who" bullsh*t, I'm always amazed to see how many supposed "DOLFANS" don't even follow/know about their own team. Ridiculous!
     
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    Pruitt is a WR, not RB. And he's been here about 4 years and has barely got into the game. Even in the preseason last season they didn't throw to him.
     
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    I really hate it when I don't notice those typos. I know he is a WR, that's what the thread is about, but thanks for pointing it out.
     
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    Because he is a player that makes ZERO impact and cannot and will not ever make the field in any great contributing capacity. This is a fact. He has been a practice squadder his first 2 years in the league and this is his last year of eligibility. He will not be on this team in 2013.

    ---------- Post added at 08:47 AM ---------- Previous post was at 08:46 AM ----------

    Nah.. Youre probably thinking of Wallace. Pruitt had one good tackle from what I remember.
     
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    I lol pretty bad when you typed this lmfao. You been here since 2010 so imagine all the pruits, and Korys all over that time.
     
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    I'm not sure but I think he has used up his practice squad time.

    Like Wallace he is big and fast etc etc and can't seem to play well enough to get into games. Again, i might be wrong but I do not think they had a lot of production in college, I do not care what school they went to, I care if they caught 70 plus passes a season.

    Our new coaches have nothing invested in this old practice squad WRs. They have brought in either in the draft or UDFAs at least 4 WRs who fit the offense we will be running. This could be the last season in a Dolphin uniform for Moore, Wallace and Pruiit.

    Best of luck to them but really, if they have not been able to break into a not that great corp of Dolphin WRs be now, chances are they never will.
     
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    Unless they changed it in the CBA, a player can only be placed on the practice squad for the first three years that they are in the league. The 4th year they arent practice squad eligible. This is Pruitt's 3rd year in the league and last year he can be put on the practice squad.. Because of this he'll likely be out of the league next year.
     
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    He's a stud on special teams. watch some tape. whether he becomes a WR or not is an unknown as most take a few years to develope. Ya never know. If the guy has some game and steps up, he already has an upside of making the roster because of ST.
     
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    Was he the guy that became a steady member of our improved special teams? We have so many " project " wr's I can't even remember now but I do remember someone playing really well.
     
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    that would be him, we've been so into marshall had to have so many balls thrown his way, I'm not sure was any receiver can do if thrown to a lot..both Moore and Wallace got hurt last year which hurt their development, I know Marshall was working a lot with Wallace last offseason, so hopefully some of the moves to get off the line of scrimage helped, and hopefully his enzone hands are better than marshalls... You only get better with game reps, without marshall, maybe we get to see a little more of our developing players..
     
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    Derek Hagan, Charles Jordan... 2 more May/June All Stars. Lets also not forget Wallace and Moore
     
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    Being a stud on a Miami Dolphins special teams squad is like saying youre the tallest kid on the short bus. I can only recall him making one or two good tackles on ST's. I doubt he is better than Wallace on ST's. Id rather have a legitimate WR and a poor special teams players than a legitimate special teams player and a poor WR.
     
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    Are you referring to return blocking? I sure hope not because I dont need to go back and watch tape to tell me 90% of our KR's didnt go past the 20.
     
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    I been here since this site started under a different name I could not access because of email issues. Every season bro we had to see these threads and looking back I can't help but to laugh really hard. The Omary Lowe etc haha, and all those Wanny draftees.
     
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    I think he played in 6 games on special teams. He had 2 tackles I think.

    I'm underwhelmed
     
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    man i dont care how much the guy lifts as long as he can play the game of football.
     
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    Ya, Ya, Ya, I heard the same pessimistic crap when I was starting threads about Yeremiah Bell being a keeper back when he was first with the team, unproven and on IR.

    I was a champion for Yeremiah and predicted he would be a starter some day. Bell exceded expectations and ended up playing in a pro bowl. I also saw that the Dolphins needed to rebuild and so I called for Bell's release this year.

    The point is: There will always be guys with good potential who need to develop, and then need a chance to play. The list of WR's who have done little or nothing their first three years in the league is really, realy long.

    I have made no predictions about Pruitt being successful someday. This thread was brought up to draw attention to the fact that Armando had three different veterans tell him that Juliuss Pruitt had been standing out in offseason workouts. I t was also supposed to be about what WR's were competing at what WR categories, X or Z etc. , but I didn't emphasize that enough.

    The WR competition is wide open this offseason so you might as well get used to threads like this, because there are going to be a ton of threads having to do with the WR competition; and rightfully so. This is going to be a very interesting topic and I am looking forward to it.
     
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    Well this just adds another layer to the good ole j pru, lowe, lucas, hagan, sheets, Jason Allen, and many more. Is the type of thread people just find hilarious to read at this time of the year lol. Jeremiah Bell did it on the field so there is no point to even group Bell with these guys. Bell was injured too much and everyone knew his potential off hand.
     
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    No, that is in no way true. When I was making the posts about Yeremiah Bell the general attitude on the forum was the same negative attitude that you are presently exhibiting. In fact, your statement about everybody realizing that Bell would be successful couldn't be farther from the truth.

    At the same time I was saying that Ronnie Brown would never be all that, and I was getting absolutely ripped up one side and down the other for both stances.

    The WR that I really think the Dolphins should be patient with and keep around is Roberto Wallace. Right now he needs to win the ball battles with the defenders and he isn't doing that, but I believe that with some game experience that will come him. He has the strength and athleticism to excel in that department, but eventually he has to show that ability because that is an integral part of being a successful possesion WR in the NFL.

    I like Pruitt but I'm not going out on a limb for him. I would, however speak out for Wallace, but the situation is quite different. Wallace has already made the roster without the agency of injury, and excelled at ST's, and pretty much done everything asked of him including having a very good target/catch %.
     
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    Well listen, if these guys do anything then you have this thread to brag about it lol.
     
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    Anthony Armstrong reminds me alot of Pruit. We gave up on him too soon and now the redskins have a solid WR.
     
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    there's a victor cruz every year ya never know but i doubt it. the players on our team like this guy though. coaches have to respect someone who has worked on their craft as dilligently as this guy. he could easily have given up 2 years ago or w/e and gotten a normal 9-5 day job
     
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    Wrong, he was a 1/2 of a year wonder and has been replaced.

    Just wondering, how many years was Y Bell on the practice squad?
     

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