Kirk Merrit

traptses

Starter
Joined
Jan 20, 2008
Messages
1,697
Reaction score
1,047
Location
Albany, NY
Because he's fast and can jump? sounds fun

Did you know he plays the receiver position? Your post didn't mention it so I googled the name to find out.

Maybe you should say more about why you think this way ... what position he plays ... what impact do you think he may have etc. ... just food for thought
No offense, but I think even a casual visitor of this site is familiar with our signing of Merritt. It was well discussed after our UDFA’s were announced. And OP mentioned the workout numbers and said they can’t wait to see him get coached up. Point of the post was pretty clear IMO
 

fansinceGWilson

Super Donator
Finheaven VIP
Joined
Mar 14, 2016
Messages
6,909
Reaction score
5,355
He’s actually only 6’ tall but i guarantee he is still a burner.

I want to see a combination of him, cole, and Perry this pre season and hopefully they can steal the spots from Hurns and Grant.
The 5th/6th WR slots will be fun to watch. each have their own skills. Which one Flo values most will be interesting
 

1972forever

Second String
Joined
Sep 14, 2019
Messages
1,331
Reaction score
1,806
Age
67
Location
Miami
And now you know why they did not bother to draft a receiver. He has the potential to be a a #1
A parker, preston, wilson, merrit lineup is going to eat if the line can give the QB time.
While Williams showed last year that an undrafted free agent can come in and contribute as a starter, I just don’t see Merrit being the next Williams. I doubt he makes the final roster and perhaps he is signed to the practice squad. I think there are plenty of WR’s already on the roster who will be better than Merrit.
 

mwestberry

Finheaven VIP
Joined
Mar 18, 2012
Messages
2,141
Reaction score
4,597
No offense, but I think even a casual visitor of this site is familiar with our signing of Merritt. It was well discussed after our UDFA’s were announced. And OP mentioned the workout numbers and said they can’t wait to see him get coached up. Point of the post was pretty clear IMO
Cool ... glad you're on top of it ... I guess naming a player and then saying something like wow he's fast and will be fun to watch or watch being coached is a pretty cool thread ... my bad ... no offense taken ... I just need more info than you and my memory may not be as strong as yours ...

don't like the advice that tells you when you start a new thread to include a tad more pertinent information for those of us that sometimes "grab and go"? ok ... no big deal my friend

assuming that "even a casual visitor of this site" is familiar with all of the UDFA's seems a tad unrealistic IMO

My apologies for not knowing WTF Merritt is without a peek
 

Digital

Starter
Finheaven VIP
Joined
Feb 5, 2008
Messages
9,469
Reaction score
8,967
Already familiar with the RPO scheme. He's tough. I see why they were interested in him as an UDFA. He's an aggressive run blocker.

Thanks for that video @finomenal .

From that video (I haven't done any real research on Meritt), he definitely does not play like he has 4.33 speed. I'd say closer to 4.5 than 4.3, so I'm not expecting him to compete with the speed guys on our team. Very poor level of competition. That video was hard to watch honestly. And ... Meritt seemed like the 3rd or 4th option in the passing game ... not really what you want to see against that level of competition. But, who knows. Good luck to the kid.
 

datruth55

Starter
Moderator
Finheaven VIP
Joined
Aug 6, 2004
Messages
21,352
Reaction score
2,872
Location
Advance, NC
At Arkansas State’s pro-day Merritt was able to participate, where he destroyed expectations. These were his results:

  • 4.33 in the 40-yard dash (2nd among combine WRs)
  • 4.02 in the 20-yard shuttle (1st among combine WRs)
  • 45.5-inch vertical jump (1st among combine WRs)
  • 23 bench press reps (1st among combine WRs)
  • 11’3” broad jump (3rd among combine WRs)
All of that at 6’0” 215-pounds, and all results were verified by former NFL scout, Josh Cox. The athleticism is nothing new as he won the Nike SPARQ National Championship in high school (2014) and was a track and field star in Louisiana. In his Senior year of high school, he ran a 10.45 100m.
There was a dude here not that long ago that run 4.37 40, 4.17 short shuttle, 6.87 3 cone, 40" vertical and had a 10' 11" broad jump. Went by the name Edmund Gates...NFL.com gave him a rating a 7.00, which means he had the potential to be a pro bowler. Athleticism isn't everything.
 

Andyman

Canadian Fin Fan
Joined
Mar 5, 2004
Messages
1,878
Reaction score
1,073
Location
Ottawa, Canada
His behavior history. Skill wise he is what you get.
What remains to be seen is if those measurables and his college tape translate to being an NFL receiver. For example, I could generally give a rip about a guy’s 40 time. Most of the top receivers in the league were not burners in the 40. So many receivers were top-10 busts because teams focus too much on their apparent athleticism without sufficiently weighing how their football skills translate to the NFL. As a UDFA, he’s well worth the gamble but let’s temper expectations. No one saw fit to invest even a 7th rounder in him. There are issues there.
 

circumstances

Starter
Finheaven VIP
Joined
Mar 12, 2006
Messages
7,691
Reaction score
7,370
Do Not Sell My Personal Information
Top Bottom