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    Quote Originally Posted by WVRed View Post
    I think if I am Marvin I would do to Michael Johnson what Rick Pitino did to some of UK's recruits. Put them on an all-protein diet to get them to bulk up. Egg McMuffin's for breakfast every morning, protein drinks two to three times a day, etc.
    Yea no doubt the dude needs to add some weight on somewhere. He has smaller hips than some hollywood actresses

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    Johnson is a beast. I love that pick. Did anyone see his field goal block against Mississippi State? I know it's ridiculous, but if he doesn't pan out at DE (and I'm not saying he will/won't), I wonder if we could see him as a field goal-blocking specialist.

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    Re: 2009 NFL Draft

    Bengals pick Chase Coffman TE from Missouri with their other 3rd round pick

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    A scouting report on Coffman from NFL.com

    Chase Coffman (TE)
    Height: 6'6"
    Weight: 244
    College: Missouri
    Conference: Big 12
    Hometown: Peculiar, MO
    High School: Raymore-Peculiar
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    Coffman emerged as the elite pass-catching tight end in the college ranks during his senior year. A team-first athlete, he willingly shared playing time with Martin Rucker during his first three seasons, as they teamed to form college football's best 1-2 punch at the tight end position. That duo accounted for 341 receptions for 3,584 yards and 34 touchdowns during those three seasons, which was 35.45 percent of the team's receptions (962), 33.55 percent of the squad's receiving yardage (10,681) and 43.59 percent of its touchdown catches (78) during that span.



    The Tiger would only start 20 of 50 games for Missouri, but his 247 receptions shattered the NCAA career record for tight ends, surpassing the previous mark of 217 catches by Ibn Green of Louisville (1996-99). Despite missing two games with a toe injury that would hamper him in his final three contests, he tied the NCAA single-season record for tight ends with 90 receptions, equaling a mark first set by James Whalen of Kentucky in 1999. He would also shatter the school career record with 30 touchdown catches, the sixth-best total in Big 12 Conference history.



    Coming from a football family, Coffman, the oldest of Paul and Amy's four children, spurned numerous collage scholarship offers to enroll at Missouri, including one from his father's school, Kansas State. Paul led KSU in scoring and was an Academic All-Big Eight Conference selection in 1977. He went on to star as a tight end for Green Bay (1978-85), earning two Pro Bowl invites before concluding his career at Kansas City (1986-87). Chase's younger brother, Carson, followed his father, enrolling at Kansas State (2006-present), where he serves as a reserve quarter-back.



    At Raymore-Peculiar High School, Coffman was rated the nation's fourth-best tight end by Super Prep, which also rated him the state of Missouri's seventh-best overall prospect. He was ranked third overall in the state by Rivals.com and was the recipient of the 2004 Simone Award, which is given annually to the top player in the Kansas City metro area.



    He also earned first-team All-State honors for three consecutive seasons, and was a two-time All-District and All-Conference pick.



    As a senior, Coffman teamed with his younger brother, Carson, the squad's starting quarterback, to set numerous state receiving records. Along the way, he helped lead the team to the Class V state championship during an undefeated 2004 season (13-0 record).



    That season, Coffman was named Conference Player of the Year after catching 41 passes for 886 yards and 16 touchdowns. He snared three balls for 56 yards and a touchdown in the state title game, including a 14-yarder in the third quarter that effectively put the game out of reach as the team went on to a 37-18 win over McCluer North High.



    As a junior, Coffman added 50 receptions for 817 yards and 13 scores. In his first varsity season, he collected 39 catches for 611 yards and 11 touchdowns as a sophomore. He also lettered three times in basketball, earning first-team All-Conference honors in hoops in 2003-04.



    Coffman turned down scholarship offers from Kansas State, Iowa, Nebraska, Florida,



    Michigan State, UCLA and Kansas, among others, to enroll at Missouri, where the 210-pounder was recruited as a tight end/defensive back.



    In 2005, he was named Freshman All-American first-team, as he tied for the team lead with 47 receptions for 503 yards (10.7 avg) and four touchdowns, despite starting just one game. He posted 31 first-down catches, including converting eight third-down plays. In addition to his four scoring grabs, he had key receptions that set up eight other touchdown drives and five more that ended with field goals. He also recorded four solo tackles on the punt coverage squad.



    In 2006, Coffman was a second-team All-Big 12 Conference choice. He won the team's Receiver of the Year and Hammer (most blocks) Award. Even though he started just five times in 13 contests, he led the team and ranked fourth among the nation's tight ends with a then school single-season record for tight ends of 58 catches, good for 638 yards (11.0 avg). His nine touchdown grabs set another Missouri tight end season mark. Thirty-six of his catches were good for first downs, with 12 coming off third-down grabs. He had 29 grabs for more than 10 yards and in addition to his nine scores, he set up 11 other touchdown drives.



    The Mackey Award semifinalist was bothered late in the year by an ankle injury that required surgery after the 2007 season. He still finished third on the squad with 52 catches for 531 yards (10.2 avg) and seven touchdowns. Twenty-five of those grabs were for 10 yards or longer, as he also had key receptions on 10 other touchdown drives and five series that ended with field goals. He closed out the year with 32 first downs, converting 14 third-down plays and another on fourth down.



    As a senior, Coffman missed the Kansas State and Iowa State games with a hyper-extension of his left great toe. He still tied the NCAA single-season record for tight ends with a school annual record 90 receptions, good for 987 yards and 10 touchdowns, adding to his Tiger career record of 30 scoring grabs. The consensus All-American and unanimous All-Big 12 Conference first-team choice also earned the Mackey Award, given to the nation's premier tight end.


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    Attended Raymore-Peculiar (Peculiar, Mo.) High School, playing football for head coach Tom Kruse...Rated the nation's fourth-best tight end by Super Prep, who also rated him the state of Missouri's seventh-best overall prospect...Ranked third overall in the state by Rivals.com and was the recipient of the 2004 Simone Award, which is given annually to the top player in the Kansas City metro area...Earned first-team All-State honors for three consecutive seasons, and was a two-time All-District and All-Conference pick...As a senior, Coffman teamed with his younger brother, Carson, the squad's starting quarterback, to set numerous state receiving records...Along the way, he helped lead the team to the Class V state championship during an undefeated 2004 season (13-0 record)...That season, he was named Conference Player of the Year after catching 41 passes for 886 yards and 16 touchdowns...Snared three balls for 56 yards and a touchdown in the state title game, including a 14-yarder in the third quarter that effectively put the game out of reach as the team went on to a 37-18 win over McCluer North High...As a junior, Coffman added 50 receptions for 817 yards and 13 scores...In his first varsity season, he collected 39 catches for 611 yards and 11 touchdowns as a sophomore...Also lettered three times in basketball, earning first-team All-Conference honors in hoops in 2003-04...Graduated with a 3.3 grade point average.



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    Positives: Rare size potential for the position. Athletic enough to line up in a variety of positions, including split out wide, in motion or along the line of scrimmage. Good initial quickness off the snap. Has the lateral agility to avoid the jam at the line and get a clean release into his route. Uses his hands well in this area to break free from defenders when initially challenged. Good lateral quickness and body control to gain separation from defenders. Good balance and body control to make the acrobatic reception with defenders draped over him. Can make the tough catch in traffic and looks to get upfield to gain extra yardage. Reliable hands. Generally looks the ball into his hands to make the secure reception, but will trap the ball against his body when he anticipates a big hit. More physical as a blocker than you'd expect for a tight end split wide as often as he is. Provides a good initial jolt to the defender when blocking and gives good effort to sustain his blocks. Emerged as a standout as a true freshman. Good bloodlines. Father, Paul Coffman, was an NFL tight end for 10 years.



    Negatives: Only marginal straight-line speed. Not a true deep seam threat. Flashes the physicality and toughness scouts want in a downfield blocker, but rarely blocks from a traditional three-point stance. Legitimate durability concerns following repeated foot injuries the past two seasons. Struggled for much of his senior season with turf toe and broke the fifth metatarsal in his left bone on the final play of the Alama Bowl. Played through recurring bone spurs as a junior that eventually resulted in corrective surgery in the offseason. Was not able to work out at the combine or at Missouri's pro day following surgery to fix the left foot.



    Compares To: HEATH MILLER, Pittsburgh -- Whether used in the classic tight end position or in motion, one thing is evident - Coffman has the natural hands and RAC ability to gain big yardage once he gets the ball in his hands. He has outstanding size, arm extension and balance to go along with good strength to break tackles. He shows great body control adjusting to off-target throws and flashes good aggression as a blocker. With Martin Rucker having graduated, Coffman emerged as the team's featured target in 2008 until he was injured late in the year. The foot surgery has set back his workouts for teams, making it possible that he will be drafted lower than his scouting report indicates.


    Injury Report
    2007: Originally tweaked his right ankle during the Oklahoma game (10/13), nursing the injury for the next several games...Re-injured the ankle when a defender rolled on him early in the Kansas (11/24) clash...Forced to wear a protective boot, missing the following game vs. Oklahoma (second meeting) in the Big 12 title contest...Underwent surgery after the Cotton Bowl (1/08/08) to remove bone chips and calcium deposits, undergoing rehabilitation for the next two months.



    2008: Sat out the Kansas State (11/08) and Iowa State (11/15) games with a left great toe sprain and hyperextension. Was forced to wear a protective boot for several weeks and played with a noticeable limp in his final three contests.



    2009: Underwent surgery on his left big toe on Jan. 9 after he re-injured his foot. Doctors diagnosed his recent injury as a Jones fracture. Coffman stated that he suffered the injury on the last offensive play of the Alamo Bowl (12/31) vs. Northwestern, breaking the fifth metatarsal on his left foot. Recovery from the surgery forced Coffman to sit out the combine workouts and Missouri's pro day.


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    Not liking that pick too much.

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    As long as they take a center and get highly rated players on the board the rest of the way, knee-jerk reaction says this will have been a great draft.
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    Re: 2009 NFL Draft

    At some point, don't we need someone who snaps the ball? I like all the picks thus far, but I'm getting a bit perplexed about the lack of a center.

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    The people on ESPN really liked that Coffman pick. Apparently the main reason he went this low was the broken toe he suffered in the Alamo Bowl but he is a good pass catching TE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIDP View Post
    Not liking that pick too much.
    When Coffman plays, he is a terrific redzone weapon. When in the training room not so much. I would rather have had Travis Beckum. Who just went to the Giants
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.

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    Maybe the centers that were there at 98 will be there later in the draft. I can't blame them for taking Rey M over Unger and I can't blame them for taking Johnson over Caldwell because this team could definately use a pass rusher. I love this draft so far.

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    I don't love the pick, but I like it. Even though he doesn't have excellent speed, he always manages to find a way to get open, and he's a big target. His blocking leaves a bit to be desired, but his pass-catching skills should do enough to compensate.
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    Some reports on Ray M.....have come up that show he is a free lancer....which i guess if you are like Junior Seau is okay....but i do not know if this fits into the system Zimmer has.

    He also scored a 15 on the wunder...whatever you call it. I know that does not mean he cannot play football...i just think it means he is not exactly much for studying the playbook.

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    I love the Chase Coffman pick. He's a very good TE. I've seen him play live multiple times. He'll be a great target for Palmer. He's big, athletic, and has great hands. Not a great blocker, but that's something he can learn.

    If the Bengals draft Jonathan Luigs, C, from Arkansas with this next pick it will be nearly a perfect draft. Let's hope for that Center.
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    Re: 2009 NFL Draft

    Another great pick for the Bengals: Jonathan Luigs C from Arkansas is the 4th round pick

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    Scouting report on Luigs from NFL.com

    Jonathan Luigs (C)
    Height: 6'4"
    Weight: 301
    College: Arkansas
    Conference: SEC
    Hometown: Little Rock, AR
    High School: Pulaski Academy
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    Combine Results:
    40 Yard Dash : 5.14 seconds
    Bench Press : 26.0 reps
    Vertical Jump : 31.0 inches
    Broad Jump : 99.0 inches
    3 Cone Drill : 7.69 seconds
    20 Yard Shuttle : 4.4 seconds


    Much like the Pac-10 Conference, where California's Alex Mack and Oregon's Max Unger battled for the title of that league's premier center, Luigs had a similar situation, as he and Alabama's Antoine Caldwell split All-Southeastern Conference first-team honors over their last three seasons. While the Pac-10 duo is known for their physicality, the SEC tandem is known more for their quickness and field savvy.



    The two-time All-American was a three-time finalist for the Rimington Trophy, given to the nation's top center. He captured that honor as a junior and has been the centerpiece of the Razorback's front wall, compiling a string of 49 consecutive starts, every game he appeared in at Arkansas. He has also excelled in the classroom, as he was a member of the school's Academic Honor Roll in each of his last four seasons.



    At Pulaski Academy, Luigs was a three-year starter on the offensive line, lining up at center and offensive tackle, as well as defensive end. He was named to the Associated Press Arkansas Super Team and the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette All-Arkansas team as a senior, adding All-Metro squad honors as a junior. He was also a member of the National Honor Society.



    Luigs was the 2003 recipient of the Brandon Burlsworth Award, named after the former Razorback All-American offensive guard. Super Prep rated him as the 12th-best overall prospect in Arkansas while The Morning News had him rated 14th. In each of his three varsity seasons, he graded at least 90 percent for blocking consistency.



    As a senior, Luigs capped his prep career by helping his squad win its first state title (Class 3A) in school history with a 13-2 mark. As a junior defensive tackle, he recorded 77 tackles (26 solos), four sacks, three more stops for losses of 30 yards and two pressures.



    Luigs was heavily recruited by Louisiana State, Memphis, Alabama, Iowa, Kansas State and Nebraska, but decided to enroll at Arkansas. He spent the 2004 season on the scout team, seeing action mostly as an offensive guard, but also performed at center.



    In 2005, the redshirt freshman earned Freshman All-American and Freshman All-Southeastern Conference honors. He started 10 games, lining up at right guard in seven contests and at center in three late-season clashes. He sat out the Alabama game with a high ankle sprain, but went on to register 53 knockdowns with eight touchdown-resulting blocks, posting an 84.2 percent grade for blocking consistency.



    Luigs was a Rimington Trophy finalist, adding All-SEC first-team and All-American second-team honors in 2006. He made 34 knockdowns with seven touchdown-resulting blocks. He graded 85.1 percent for a running attack that led the conference and ranked fourth in the nation with an average of 228.5 yards per game on the ground. He led the team in knockdowns three times, as he was part of a front wall that led the major college ranks, giving up just nine quarterback sacks for the campaign. He also recorded one tackle.



    Luigs captured the Rimington Trophy in 2007 and shared the SEC's Jacobs Blocking Trophy (conference's top offensive lineman) with Alabama's Andre Smith. The consensus All-American first-team choice was credited with a career-high 84 knockdowns and led the league's interior linemen with 14 touchdown-resulting blocks. With their center leading the way, the Razorbacks again led the SEC and ranked fourth in the country with an average of 286.54 yards per game rushing. Arkansas also ranked second in the league and 17th nationally in total offense with an average of 450.0 yards per game.



    With both Darren McFadden and Felix Jones having left Arkansas for the NFL, the team's once formidable running game came to a screeching halt in 2008. Luigs was again named a finalist for the Rimington Trophy, but lost out to Alabama's Antoine Caldwell for first-team All-SEC honors. He delivered 66 knockdowns and graded 85.42 percent for blocking consistency. But the Hogs finished 97th in the nation in rushing (113.5 ypg). The team's offensive line was the main problem, as the front wall placed 118th among the 119 major colleges, allowing 46 sacks for the season.


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    Attended Pulaski (Little Rock, Ark.) Academy, playing football for head coach Kevin Kelley...Three-year starter on the offensive line, lining up at both center and offensive tackle, as well as playing defensive end...Named to the Associated Press Arkansas Super Team and the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette All-Arkansas team as a senior, adding All-Metro squad honors as a junior...Also a member of the National Honor Society...2003 recipient of the Brandon Burlsworth Award, named after the former Razorback All-American offensive guard...Super Prep rated him as the 12th-best overall prospect in Arkansas while The Morning News had him rated 14th...In each of his three varsity seasons, he graded at least 90 percent for blocking consistency...As a senior, Luigs capped his prep career by helping his squad win its first state title (Class 3A) in school history with a 13-2 mark... As a junior defensive tackle, he recorded 77 tackles (26 solos), four sacks, three more stops for losses of 30 yards and two pressures.



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    Strengths: Prototype size for the position. Rare athleticism. Good burst off the snap and can block on the move. Quickly moves his feet to get the appropriate angle on his man. Gets to the second level quickly as a run and pass blocker. Good initial quickness as a pass blocker. Settles well and plays with good balance. Equally effective snapping in the shotgun or traditional quarterback exchange. Cerebral player who makes the line calls and adjusts well to unexpected blitzes and defensive alignments.



    Weaknesses: Relies on quickness and technique rather than pure strength to generate movement at the point of attack, and can be stalemated by bigger, stronger defenders. Can be tossed aside after initial hit. Struggles to remain engaged with defenders when blocking at the second level, and will miss targets altogether. Leans forward too far at times to reach his man, keeping Luigs off balance.


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