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SAGA45
07-07-2007, 11:11 AM
Laurent Robinson Highlights (http://wildbillschiefs.com/saga45/Laurent_Robinson_WR_Illinois_State.wmv) (right click and save)

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Enjoy

ATLDirtyBirds
07-07-2007, 12:38 PM
Sweet man, thanks.

iloxygenil
07-07-2007, 02:33 PM
Just about to watch it, I'm excited, wonder if its the same one on Youtube...

SAGA45
07-07-2007, 04:27 PM
Just about to watch it, I'm excited, wonder if its the same one on Youtube...

I guarantee you it's not on youtube or any other web video site for that matter.

iloxygenil
07-07-2007, 04:36 PM
Cool video, I enjoyed it. I only have one problem with it...stupid kid doesn't look very fast out there...even though his timed speed is unreal...doesn't seem to translate like Norwood's does...

BamaFalcon59
07-07-2007, 04:44 PM
Looks like a very natural WR. Looks unreal at the deep route and on the fade.

Seperation is unimpressive, though.

ATLDirtyBirds
07-07-2007, 05:34 PM
Cool video, I enjoyed it. I only have one problem with it...stupid kid doesn't look very fast out there...even though his timed speed is unreal...doesn't seem to translate like Norwood's does...


I agree. It looks like he has very good ball awarness skills, and as Bama said, the fade and deep look great.

thefalconer
07-08-2007, 02:25 AM
correct me if i'm wrong but he seems like a rawer boldin.

Draft King
07-08-2007, 09:01 AM
Maybe, Boldin is still just such a beast at breaking tackles, I don't think there is another reciever right now that compares to him. As everyone else said, Robinson looks almost slow in this clip, hopefully he can translate his track speed to game speed, as he has all the tools.

iloxygenil
07-08-2007, 10:12 AM
I don't see Boldin in him. Boldin is REALLY thick and is a lot like Jerry Rice, not great timed speed but no one is going to catch him. Robinson on the field doesn't seem to be a burner, those pads really slow him down at this point, but maybe we have a trainer who can get his pads set right where it doesn't bother him. I hope that he pans out cause we reached real far for this kid, but I'm on the bandwagon at this point. For the first time in a long time we have offensive coaches who know what they want, and a WR coach who wasn't an OFFENSIVE linemen...that still pisses me off that he was our coach.

BamaFalcon59
07-08-2007, 10:49 AM
I wouldn't say we reached REAL far for him. I just think people underrated a lot of WRs stock. Ie Laurent Robinson, Jacoby Jones, Mike Walker, Paul Williams, Yamon Figurs, and James Jones. There was a huge WR run in round 3, and nearly all of them were considered reaches.

Personally, I like Mike Walker better than the rest of that group (6'2/ 210/ 4.35/ 2,000+ yards and 16 TD final 2 college years), but you can't say its the worst possible scenario.

HoopsDemon12
07-08-2007, 12:22 PM
Ya wow he didnt look fast to me at all in there... the DB's seem to catch up to him with ease... but he look extremly natural cacthing the ball... and ya i would say a jerry rice physical speciman comparision is pretty good... definatly dont see any boldin in him though... boldin breaks more tackles than most of the cards runningbacks

Hines
07-08-2007, 01:26 PM
i think robinson will be a steal and a good reciever for you guys.gives vick another pair of hands..hopefully he can catch unlike white

iloxygenil
07-08-2007, 02:39 PM
Our problem in Atlanta has been that we haven't gotten a real WR in quite some time, so it's pretty frustrating. I think Robinson could be good because of his ability to adjust, but I guess everyone just wants that big play threat and I don't see it in any of our WRs except White, but he botches the catch whenever he makes a nice play.

Hines
07-08-2007, 02:40 PM
Our problem in Atlanta has been that we haven't gotten a real WR in quite some time, so it's pretty frustrating. I think Robinson could be good because of his ability to adjust, but I guess everyone just wants that big play threat and I don't see it in any of our WRs except White, but he botches the catch whenever he makes a nice play.

i think jenkins is that big play threat..decent speed,good size,and nice hands

iloxygenil
07-08-2007, 07:03 PM
I really like Jenkins, he's my favorite of all of them, but man, he's just not been going back and fighting for the ball, maybe it's coaching maybe not, but it has to change.

Hines
07-08-2007, 07:05 PM
I really like Jenkins, he's my favorite of all of them, but man, he's just not been going back and fighting for the ball, maybe it's coaching maybe not, but it has to change.

so pretty much your calling jenkins a soft 6'4 220ish

HoopsDemon12
07-08-2007, 07:14 PM
so pretty much your calling jenkins a soft 6'4 220ish

yup i think that was it... face it though atlanta has had about as much sucess drafting wide outs as detiot lately... i think as long as this guy can hold on to the ball you will do good... i mean vick needs someon to go up and grab the ball out of the air like Fitzy did for him in the pro bowl

BamaFalcon59
07-08-2007, 07:30 PM
Roddy- Big play threat, big drop threat
Jenkins- TD guy, drop guy
Horn- Experienced guy, hurt guy
Finneran- Good hands guy, hurt guy, slow guy
Robinson- Physical speciman, good hands, top 10 in all combine drills, looks to play slow (but Petrino says he is a great deep threat...)
Jennings- Fast, athletic, small
Marshall- Super fast, small
Fred Gibson- Big, athletic, 'soft'?

Hines
07-08-2007, 07:32 PM
yall should spent your first pick on sweed next year

ATLDirtyBirds
07-08-2007, 07:46 PM
yall should spent your first pick on sweed next year


I would like that alot. Personally, I think we would go in a different route than another 1st round WR though.

Hines
07-08-2007, 07:51 PM
I would like that alot. Personally, I think we would go in a different route than another 1st round WR though.

ya i could too, but wr is really a need. i mean other then jenkins who do yall got.white has underachived,horn is old,robinson is an unproven rookie.


i think you guys could use a mlb to learn under brooking since he is gonna retire soon imo.maybe like goff(sp) or brinkley

ATLDirtyBirds
07-08-2007, 07:59 PM
ya i could too, but wr is really a need. i mean other then jenkins who do yall got.white has underachived,horn is old,robinson is an unproven rookie.


i think you guys could use a mlb to learn under brooking since he is gonna retire soon imo.maybe like goff(sp) or brinkley


I think Brooking still has a few solid years left, we might target a 2nd round MLB next year, or something like that. WR is definately a need though, unless this core steps up. And IMO it's now or never. The have a few WR geniuses on the staff now.

Hines
07-08-2007, 08:02 PM
I think Brooking still has a few solid years left, we might target a 2nd round MLB next year, or something like that. WR is definately a need though, unless this core steps up. And IMO it's now or never. The have a few WR geniuses on the staff now.

i dont think the core will step up though..i only think jenkins will..but i also relized that you guys could use another passrushing end like derrick harvy

ATLDirtyBirds
07-08-2007, 08:06 PM
i dont think the core will step up though..i only think jenkins will..but i also relized that you guys could use another passrushing end like derrick harvy


I think we will do fine. Like I said, our staff is great with WR's. I have a hard time believing they can't get 2 former first round picks to live up to their potential.

d34ng3l021
07-09-2007, 09:34 PM
You know who I really want next year? DeSean Jackson. I dont know why. Maybe cause he goes to Berkley and I live in the Bay Area, but DAMN. That kid is a playmaker. I wasnt even interested in Tedd Ginn, but Jackson can run routes and is amazing after the catch. He is such a stud.

Hines
07-09-2007, 09:45 PM
You know who I really want next year? DeSean Jackson. I dont know why. Maybe cause he goes to Berkley and I live in the Bay Area, but DAMN. That kid is a playmaker. I wasnt even interested in Tedd Ginn, but Jackson can run routes and is amazing after the catch. He is such a stud.

you have one of those in roddy white

art vandelay
07-09-2007, 09:52 PM
Laurent was one of my favorite WR's leading up to the draft. He is a natural WR who will need to make his niche running crisp routes since he doesn't really have much "explosion"to his game. Great hands, body control and awareness. I wish him the best.

fryman
07-09-2007, 10:36 PM
pretty much as advertised. I compared him more to Fitzgerald before the draft than Boldin. He doesn't have the size of Fitz, but his play was very similar in college. It often seemed like he would lure the defender to sleep on him early in his route, then he would explode on them, he is very quick out of cuts. He won't be able to get away with that against the corners in the NFL as much, so I would expect him to adapt and play full speed in the NFL. Some of the best hands and route running in the draft. Also he is very football smart and very hard working. All his coaches and teammates say that he was always studying game film. Does have durability concerns and needs to hold the ball in better position sometimes. Didn't fumble much in college, but many experts were concerned that he didn't alway cover the points. Then there is the obvious knock of he didn't always play against elite competition.

Part of me thinks he will perform right off the bat, and part of me thinks he will take a little bit to adjust in the NFL. It could go either way, depends on if he tries to keep his same college route techniques or adjust right away.

Do keep in mind though, that all the clips in there are from this year, so the Kansas St. game is the only one he didn't have an injured ankle.

dabears10
07-12-2007, 06:43 PM
Yeah wish they had the Iowa State game. He ripped them up.

thefalconer
07-12-2007, 07:28 PM
if nothing else, he makes a great jump ball threat in the red zone.

fryman
07-12-2007, 07:57 PM
Yeah wish they had the Iowa State game. He ripped them up.

hell I would like to see a video of any of his junior year. He was amazing to watch that year, and he didn't have to limp off the field every couple plays.

dabears10
07-12-2007, 09:29 PM
hell I would like to see a video of any of his junior year. He was amazing to watch that year, and he didn't have to limp off the field every couple plays.

Yes, sir we few we band of brothers got to watch this man be unbelievable.

iloxygenil
07-12-2007, 10:13 PM
So, all of this was with his injury huh? That's a little more impressive then, I was curious about that, but I bet it'd be nearly impossible to find some of him from his Junior year. He looked 100x faster on the few clips we were able to see thanks to Atlanta Falcons.com during the Mini Camps and whatnot, he was blazing fast...it's encouraging that he can play through an injured ankle unlike some of our players ***COUGH***RODDY***COUGH***COUGH*** anyway...yeah, I like that he was still effective even at 90 or 95% whatever he was. I think that may be the difference in pulling away for that top end speed, or maybe he just doesn't have top flight top end speed...I don't know, I can't wait to find out!

SAGA45
07-13-2007, 03:55 PM
Guys, if you're interested, I interviewed Laurent and several other prospects prior to the draft. Here's a link:

Four to Root For (http://wildbillschiefs.com/cgi-bin/commentary.cgi?action=display&num=444)

dabears10
07-13-2007, 05:14 PM
So, all of this was with his injury huh? That's a little more impressive then, I was curious about that, but I bet it'd be nearly impossible to find some of him from his Junior year. He looked 100x faster on the few clips we were able to see thanks to Atlanta Falcons.com during the Mini Camps and whatnot, he was blazing fast...it's encouraging that he can play through an injured ankle unlike some of our players ***COUGH***RODDY***COUGH***COUGH*** anyway...yeah, I like that he was still effective even at 90 or 95% whatever he was. I think that may be the difference in pulling away for that top end speed, or maybe he just doesn't have top flight top end speed...I don't know, I can't wait to find out!

I believe my friend who is a Student Athletic Trainer for the team said he was playing at about 80-87%. His ankle would just not stop swelling.

BamaFalcon59
07-13-2007, 07:23 PM
"I think my versatility is a plus as I can play more than one position."


???

SAGA45
07-13-2007, 08:41 PM
"I think my versatility is a plus as I can play more than one position."


???

flanker, split end, and slot (in a 3-wr set)

iloxygenil
07-13-2007, 09:59 PM
Oh, okay...I thought maybe he used to play QB or something...or DB...

BamaFalcon59
07-14-2007, 11:35 AM
flanker, split end, and slot (in a 3-wr set)

I'd say he will be playing flanker for us more than anything. Jenkins is our best player at SE and in the slot. Crumpler can line up there as well.

iloxygenil
07-14-2007, 03:04 PM
I would really like to see Jenkins go more on those fades in the endzone, those loft passes are just $$$ to him, I know we miss Finn for that, but I think that Jenks has to step up into that role and I think he's more than capable of that. That one handed grab last year let me know he's ready, he may never be a true #1 but he will be a very productive guy and I could see him putting up some good TD numbers, upwards of 12-15 once this offense locks in. I think Horn this year is good for 7 or 8 and 800+ yards, with Jenkins at 10 TDs and 700 yards, with Roddy pulling down 500+ yards and 2 TDs, and Robinson throwing in 300+ yards and a TD.

Then toss in Crumpler's 750 and 6 and you've got a great year for Vick...and our offense. I wouldn't doubt it if we see 500+ yards our of our backs out of the backfield as well and 3 TDs...

I'm excited...I can't wait to see it start!

BamaFalcon59
07-14-2007, 03:56 PM
Optomistic, eh?

iloxygenil
07-14-2007, 08:41 PM
I didn't give anyone 1000 yards...I didn't think it was too optimistic...those are pretty much what my expectations are, I have high expectations and if Vick can't showed a marked improvement this year, I'll be pulling for us to take a QB very early...and that makes me sad...

I don't think 3500 is too much to expect from him...I know 500 out of the backfield is kinda high, but I expect Norwood to be put out in the flanks sometimes as well...and it seems like Vick isn't going to be running as much...if he does, obviously these numbers drop, but I don't think it's too much to ask from anyone of those guys, given everyone stays healthy.

BamaFalcon59
07-14-2007, 09:44 PM
I was more reffering to Jenkin's TD numbers.

I see...

Joe Horn- 64/ 832/ 6
Michael Jenkins- 56/ 672/ 8
Roddy White- 40/ 580/ 3
Laurent Robinson- 32/ 416/ 3
Alge Crumpler- 48/ 624/ 5
Jerious Norwood- 32/ 256/ 3
Ovie Mughelli- 24/ 144/ 0
Warrick Dunn- 32/ 224/ 0
The rest- 16/ 240/ 0

Of course, the totals won't be that high due to injury, but if each were healthy 16 games I would say that is realistic. I don't expect Michael to have near 4,000 yards passing (which this has him doing), but I think these are realistic expectations for each recieving numbers in a 16 game season.

Michael Vick
260/ 430
%60.00
3,010
7.00 ypa
26 TD
14 INT
88.2

72
540
7.5 ypc
2

I would say that is semi-realistic, if a bit homeristic.

iloxygenil
07-15-2007, 08:54 AM
Jenkins is going to get all the redzone looks, that's why his TDs will be higher than anyone else's imo. He's going to get that fade, and deep corner route down there, so I expect more from him. This is his fourth year and he was solid last year, but I expect a marked improvement out of him with a new coaching staff who actually know what they are talking about.

Man_Of_Steel
07-16-2007, 10:42 AM
Robinson is a solid wr but his lack of explosion and presence will prevent him from being a servicve in this league. If he can pack on afew pounds and get stronger which I expect he will he has a good shot of being in the NFL awhile.

BamaFalcon59
07-16-2007, 11:17 AM
Robinson is a solid wr but his lack of explosion and presence will prevent him from being a servicve in this league. If he can pack on afew pounds and get stronger which I expect he will he has a good shot of being in the NFL awhile.

His junior year he was plenty explosive. He was also the only player top 10 in every combine drill.