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Wootylicous
11-23-2007, 01:22 PM
I've not seen him play this year. Is he good ? What do you guys think of him ?

BPhilb
11-23-2007, 02:01 PM
Big athletic tight end who is going to be a big help to whoever drafts him. He has worked to improve his blocking this year and has made great strides in that area. Has been used like a wideout in Missouri's spread offense so will have to adapt back to being on the line and dealing with DE's and LB's. He will not be a first round pick due mostly to his lack of top end speed, but will be a solid player for some team coming from round 2 or 3.

etk
11-23-2007, 03:41 PM
I've seen him line up at tailback or as a QB in the "wildcat" formation. I think that's a pretty good indicator of his athleticism, which is underrated by a wide margin.

Smokey Joe
11-23-2007, 03:43 PM
I think he's the best senior TE, followed by Davis and then Carlson.

bearsfan_51
11-23-2007, 03:53 PM
I personally think he's a little overrated and a product of the Missouri system. He's probably a 2nd-3rd round guy depending upon who comes out, but Davis is the clear #1 in my eyes.

Wootylicous
11-23-2007, 04:14 PM
Could he be a Chris Cooley type ?

BPhilb
11-23-2007, 07:52 PM
Could he be a Chris Cooley type ?


Sort of. I don't know how much lead blocking I would want him doind, but as far as making plays out of the backfield in different roles he is more than capable of filling a role like that. He does that currently for Mizzou. Watch him tomorrow night, you'll like what you see I'm sure.

JhawkFitness
11-25-2007, 12:41 AM
I'd compare him to Kellen Winslow Jr. He's very good.

bearsfan_51
11-25-2007, 12:44 AM
I'd compare him to Kellen Winslow Jr. He's very good.
That's like comparing a pinto to a corvette. Winslow is a freak.

fenikz
11-25-2007, 12:47 AM
He isn't on Winslow's level but with a good combine he could be at Greg Olsen's

bearsfan_51
11-25-2007, 12:49 AM
He isn't on Winslow's level but with a good combine he could be at Greg Olsen's

Not pretty enough.

SuperKevin
11-25-2007, 12:52 AM
I honestly like the other Missouri TE Chase Coffman more than I like Rucker. Coffman seems to me to be a more complete TE than Rucker who is not a great blocker

JhawkFitness
11-25-2007, 12:45 PM
My comparison to Winslow Jr had more to him being a "finesse" type of TE, rather than their athletic ability.

etk
11-25-2007, 04:04 PM
My comparison to Winslow Jr had more to him being a "finesse" type of TE, rather than their athletic ability.

That's true, but he can't make clean catches in traffic like Winslow does. They definitely have similar playing styles and bodies, however.

jbeans187
11-25-2007, 08:12 PM
I see him play every weekend he is a great reciever that always gets yards after the initial hit, he can still add on to his frame too. But will drop to rounds 2 or 3 due to inexpirience blocking and probabally a mid 4.6 40. He has great work ethic, he has improved every year and has great character he and chase daniels are the leaders of the mizzou offense