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  • Jon Abbate as a FB

    Appears the former Wake Forest LB has been converted to FB by the Texans, why and when?
    Last edited by NYGIANTSFAN_UK; 08-05-2007, 02:18 PM.

  • #2
    Isnt he a top prospect?



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    • #3
      Originally posted by neko4 View Post
      Isnt he a top prospect?
      He entered the previous draft.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by NYGIANTSFAN_UK View Post
        Appears the former Wake Forest LB has been converted to FB by the Texans, why and when?
        why? has he shown the ability to block? i mean he was a good linebacker... give him a shot man

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        • #5
          i think he got drafted as a FB even though he was a LB.. or that may be someone else
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            • #7
              Originally posted by HoopsDemon12 View Post
              why? has he shown the ability to block? i mean he was a good linebacker... give him a shot man
              yeah, really. I liked wacthing him at LB.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by mangini for pres View Post
                i think he got drafted as a FB even though he was a LB.. or that may be someone else
                na i was wrong he did get drafted as a LB but moved because the Texans needed depth to Vonta Leech at FB...



                High marks for Abbate
                If Gary Kubiak had to pinpoint "surprise players" in training camp, Jon Abbate's name would be at the top of the list.

                The Texans shifted the rookie Wake Forest from linebacker to fullback, and the transition has been smoother than they ever predicted. With Jameel Cook on the physically-unable-to-perform list, Abbate has the opportunity to be a backup to Vonta Leach.

                "It's been special," Kubiak said. "You take a kid from defense and put that much pressure on him, and put him on the offensive side of the ball, you got a short window to try to impress us. He can play in this league at fullback. I know one thing, our team knows he'll hit somebody, and that counts for a lot. He doesn't make a lot of mistakes, and we'll see how the preseason goes, but the kid's made up a lot of ground."

                http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/5020573.html
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                • #9
                  i thought he had a chance to be a good linebacker


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                  • #10
                    That's actually a great decision, He just didn't have the great tools to be an NFL linebacker but he's a hard worker, tough and loves to hit people, perfect for a Fullback if you ask me.

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                    • #11
                      I've seen undersized (short) linebackers converted to fullback at the HS and college level. It's often an unexpected success because of the intensity they bring. Abbate can crack a roster at FB if he works hard enough.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by mangini for pres View Post
                        i think he got drafted as a FB even though he was a LB.. or that may be someone else
                        he went undrafted. I really liked him as a LB, he was gret for wake but the demands of top notch nfl size caught up with him.



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                        • #13
                          He should not have left early.


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                          • #14
                            Yeah, they had that in the papers a couple weeks ago. I was really excited when I heard bout it cause they was no way he'd make the roster at LB but now he has a legit shot at being the #2 FB and getting to be a ST guy. Jameel Cook was pretty awful last season and might not make the team as he isn't one of those banger FBs, whereas Abbate has shown that capability.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by mangini for pres View Post
                              i think he got drafted as a FB even though he was a LB.. or that may be someone else
                              That happened to Mike McFadden of GVSU.. the kid played DT/DE/OLB was a top 3-4 OLB Prospect and got signed by Tampa to be a FB.

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