Lock-down Corner:nik Needham!!!!

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  1. ckparrothead

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    Didn't realize there was such a controversy about his 40 time.

    Regardless of where he timed, he seems like an off-man, zone corner who looks best when he's squatting on routes, working with a large cushion, or playing man-under. Miami figures to run the most man-oriented defense in the league, or close enough to it, and I would have to question the fit. Then again he could train in the slot and maybe that's what they envision.
     
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    Hard to find those corners nowadays, they're almost non-existent.
     
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    Not sure where the 6'0" 203 size came from as he measured 5'11" and around 190 at his pro day
     
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    Ok so if he is a tad slow, and not ideal for man coverage, but is a willing tackler, then could he be a Safety for us?
     
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    I don’t see lack of speed here but I do see balls that shouldn’t be thrown because of his coverage. Either shouldn’t be thrown or thrown late

    Come to camp and compete
     
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    There is no controversy that site posted numbers that did not exist for the most part. On a windy day, he ran a 4.3 wind-aided and about a 4.7 against the wind and I mean a strong damn wind. His speed is not an actual issue, to me, his biggest issue is working on his tackling angles finding the ball.
     
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    5'11 and a tad maybe a 1/4 and 194 at pro day. He has never been 200 to the best of my knowledge
     
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    he has the same speed basically as bobby McCain. personally, i do not think he can be a good safety and making the roster will be tough for any undrafted free agent.
    Needham is not slow just bad info from a lazy website
     
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    Appreciate your unique insight.

    Certainly doesn't seem you have any reservations about giving the kid
    a chance to compete in TC. For an UDFA -- of course there are no
    guarantees. But as you stated -- I didn't see evidence of the kid
    being "slow" on the film. In fact I thought his ability to close
    was notable. Should be fun for you to see the results!
     
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    I wish we had taken the FB from utep as a free agent the guy we took, way too often struggled in pass pro to me.
     
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    Really? I didn't see that -- but I don't remember seeing Cox

    in pass pro at all in the "highlights."

    So who picked up the UTEP FB?

    Note: But I'm sure Congemi was + on Cox as a QB protector...
     
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    Seattle. He had an injury plagued season overall a better blocker and receiver than Cox just a little smaller.But most people had Dimel rated higher and he is definitely more versatile.
     
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    A huh-huh, huh-huh..train in the slot
     
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    Rumor has it we really liked Cox's versatility. I'll go watch me some Dimel...

    So what you think (overall) about the $hit that has went down in Dolphinland?

    You + or - in gen?
     
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    Only found Kansas State stuff...

    Looks more like a "traditional FB" to me.

    Definitely a power lead horse + blocker!

    My quick take -- not as fluid/quick/nimble as Cox

    who's notably better as a receiver...

    BUT! Based on a very small sample size.

    For me -- I'm pretty positive on Cox.

    Hope the best for Winston Dimel.

    We'll see how it goes...
     

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