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Devin Hester

Postby FalconsAreTheBest » Fri Mar 03, 2006 3:06 pm

How would you guys feel abut drafting him in the 3rd round?
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Postby Steve-O » Fri Mar 03, 2006 3:22 pm

I don't really like him as a corner, but as a kr/pr he'd probably be a good fit if we decided to move away from Rossum....

but as a corner the other two fella's out of Miami (Maxey and Jennings?) are better...

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Postby Pudge » Fri Mar 03, 2006 4:20 pm

Yeah, if we're going to draft a return man, I'd rather it be someone that can contribute a little bit earlier on defense or offense. That's why I like Maurice Drew. Will Blackmon also would be a better option, he's shown at least that he is a little bit more NFL ready (from the Senior Bowl practices) and can at least be a nickel back in the NFL (beyond that is questionable). Hester has a lot of upside, but may be like 3 or 4 years away from showing it...if ever.

I also don't like drafting someone that is strictly a return specialists for the near future when we have plenty on the roster already in Rossum, Hall, and Cobb.

Rossum didn't have a great year last year, but he's not done yet. Last year was the first time in 5 years the Falcons leading punt returner didn't average 10 or more yards, so I don't expect DeCamillis to let that stand. Not to mention, Rossum did have his best year as a kickoff returner (in terms of average) since being a Falcon.
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Postby widetrak21 » Tue Mar 07, 2006 10:41 am

IMO, no way should we spend something like a third rounder, just to get a special teams player. We need immediate help on D, and considering Hester doesn't even have a position, I'd pass. Really he was stupid to go to the draft this year.

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Postby Pudge » Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:49 pm

I think he came out because he figured he wouldn't get his starting job back.
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Postby ridethemattrain » Fri Mar 17, 2006 3:07 am

a 3rd is too high for someone that nobody knows what position he is...besides athlete.

http://www.nfldraftcountdown.com/scouti ... ester.html

Strengths:
An amazing natural athlete...Has outstanding speed and quickness with a rare burst...Can stop and change directions on a dime...Dynamic in the open field and a threat to score every time he touches the ball...Has great ball skills...Displays fluid hips and great feet...Versatile with experience at corner, wideout and running back...Might very well be the best return man available...Still has a ton of upside.

Weaknesses:
Lacks experience as a starter and never stuck with one position...Is he a cornerback or a wide receiver?...Still extremely raw and needs a lot of development...Needs to work on his technique and learn the nuances of the game...Is not very physical...As of now he is basically just a special teams guy.

Notes:
There is no denying his talent and potential but the bottom line is he doesn't have a position right now...Has the physical tools to be a top cornerback...In a worst-case scenario he should be a premier return man...Some team may gamble on him earlier than expected but in doing so they are committing themselves to a project.

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Postby FalconsAreTheBest » Tue Mar 21, 2006 9:10 pm

Devin Hester WR Hester (187 pounds) ran 4.32 and 4.37 in the 40, 4.20 in the short shuttle, 11.41 in the long shuttle and 6.78 in the cone drill.

Here is his results from Pro Day.
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