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aaron donald ran a 4.65??? that just doesn't seem possible

MSOrange

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And Clowney ran a 4.47. I knew he was a great athlete but that is just athletic ability that I can't really comprehend.
 

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Here's an interesting clip of Johnny Football's 40 with Kaepernick's combine run from a couple years ago superimposed on.

johnny-manziel-40-time-with-colin-kaepernick.gif


Kaepernick's official time was 4.63, just a bit ahead of Aaron Donald.
Manziel was initially unofficially clocked at 4.56, it was revised and his official time was 4.68.
I guess Bridgewater didn't run.
 

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If Clowney had Aaron Donald's motor/work ethic your talking about the best DE prospect ever. Clowney is the most talented player in the draft, but he takes more plays off than Julius Peppers #2 overall pick in 2002 and I would hope Clowney ends up on a team with a coach who can motivate him. Donald seems like a kid who be a good pro anywhere.
 

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Yeah...but some NFL scouts don't like him because he has small toes.
 

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I honestly think Donald will be a better pro than Clowney. Clowney is a great athlete, Donald is a great athlete and a football player.
 

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People need to stop feeding into this media campaign against Clowney. Pretty much every player "takes" plays off. Randy Moss probably took off more plays than anyone in NFL history, but he's a 1st ballot HOF guy. I wouldn't be surprised if Clowney played last year very conservatively to avoid a major injury.

This takes nothing away from Donald who I think will be excellent, but I don't think Bortles or Bridgewater will be better pros than Clowney.
 

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People need to stop feeding into this media campaign against Clowney. Pretty much every player "takes" plays off. Randy Moss probably took off more plays than anyone in NFL history, but he's a 1st ballot HOF guy. I wouldn't be surprised if Clowney played last year very conservatively to avoid a major injury.

This takes nothing away from Donald who I think will be excellent, but I don't think Bortles or Bridgewater will be better pros than Clowney.
So you're saying Clowney will put up great individual stats but give up on his team when it matters most? What happens when Clowney is in a contract year and wants to avoid injury? Will it be ok for him to take off plays then too?
 

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Not what I am saying at all. No NFL player is going full-tilt every play for 16 games. That's why everyone can stop with making a big deal about it. His talent is going to let him have a Freeney-like impact (teams double or chip him on all passing plays) even if he doesn't put up huge individual numbers.

Playing for free in college or playing for your next big contract is a little different isn't it?
 

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I still remember all the heat our offensive line took from this board, especially Lasker, after Brown toyed with them. He’s the best DT I’ve seen play against us in years.
 

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