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  • Reggie Nelson's 4.35 40 Pro Day

    I wrote this in the NFL draft forum thread and I wanted to discuss it with you guys as well on our personal board. He ran 4.35 on wet grass at his Pro Day. Now usually you don't believe Pro Day workouts, but this was on wet grass, which is a slower surface than Indy, and this reassures what the gamefilm already told us: Reggie Nelson is faster than Laron Landry

    "This thread is a perfect example of why the combine is massively overrated.

    When everyone saw him PLAY, it was held that he's very close to Landry in skill, some actually preferred him over Landry. In fact, anyone who saw both of them PLAY, will recall that Nelson plays faster than Landry with pads on.

    Then comes the combine. Landry runs a 4.35, Nelson a 4.48, and OMG!!!lolz, he's so overrated! Give me a break. The 40 time is so overrated. Some guys run it with great form, others don't. Nelson didn't have great form. His 40 suffered because of it. Anyone who sees the film knows that he's faster than Landry.

    And now Im sure he worked on his form, and ran a quicker 40 on wet grass. Just reassures what I knew already...that he's faster than Landry. Landry is still the better overall prospect and is more well rounded, but he is NOT faster than Nelson. Watch the film. It never lies.

    Last time I checked, no NFL players lines up on the field with their ass in the air and one hand one the floor with the other up in the air. 40 times are stupid. Watch the film. Reggie Nelson is a baller, and he's gonna prove everyone wrong in the NFL.

    PLEASE GMEN, TAKE HIM WITH OUR PICK!!"


    Any thoughts on Reggie Nelson now after his Pro Day? Will he be unavailable to us because of his increased stock? This all but reassures me that I absolutely want him on the Giants. He's gonna prove all the haters wrong.
    Last edited by bigbluedefense; 03-08-2007, 12:08 PM.

  • #2
    Everyone runs faster at their pro days. Thats just the way it is. However I don't really care what Nelson ran anyway.

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    • #3
      he ran it on wet grass which is insane. if hes on the board i say we take the guy. i smell ed reed deuce.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Jughead10 View Post
        Everyone runs faster at their pro days. Thats just the way it is. However I don't really care what Nelson ran anyway.
        Ive always felt that he plays faster than Landry, even after the combine. I think he's a better ballhawk as well. Not as well rounded, but he also has less play time against legit competition, so Im assuming he'll develop that part of his game.

        Id love to have either, and if Nelson is available, Im more convinced than ever that we should grab him. During the season, I felt he was better than Landry, but I changed my mind after the Bowl games and watching Landry's versatility. He still has potential to be a better player than Landry though.

        I think with all the talk of Griffin, Merriweather etc, I hope he falls to us. I think he can really make an impact on our defense. Maybe Im getting all excited for nothing, but whatever. This is the most interesting news that came out that pertains to us the last 2 weeks.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by bigbluedefense View Post
          Ive always felt that he plays faster than Landry, even after the combine. I think he's a better ballhawk as well. Not as well rounded, but he also has less play time against legit competition, so Im assuming he'll develop that part of his game.

          Id love to have either, and if Nelson is available, Im more convinced than ever that we should grab him. During the season, I felt he was better than Landry, but I changed my mind after the Bowl games and watching Landry's versatility. He still has potential to be a better player than Landry though.

          I think with all the talk of Griffin, Merriweather etc, I hope he falls to us. I think he can really make an impact on our defense. Maybe Im getting all excited for nothing, but whatever. This is the most interesting news that came out that pertains to us the last 2 weeks.
          im with you. i wannt this dood. hes going to be the next ed reed. god i hope we get this kid after watching the highlight tapes of his instincts. then to hear he ran a 4.35 on wet grass im sold on this guy- hes a monster.

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          • #6
            Landry is still far and away a better prospect than Nelson.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Number 10 View Post
              Landry is still far and away a better prospect than Nelson.
              I don't think the gap is as big as it was once believed. I think Nelson is a close 2nd. Of course Landry is still the better of the 2, but I don't think he's leaps and bounds better.

              Of course to be fair, I felt (and still feel) that Bobby Carpenter could/would be just as good of an NFL player as AJ Hawk. So I guess you have to take my player evaluation with a grain of salt.
              Last edited by bigbluedefense; 03-08-2007, 02:46 PM.

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              • #8
                i bet nelson has a better pro career.

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                • #9
                  I still get weary of Nelson being so frail....Landry has a Brian Dawkins build and style of play right now, imagine what he will be in 3-4 years.

                  Hey I like Nelson, don't get me wrong. He is #1 on my big board out of guys that I think willl realistically drop to 20 with Poz being a close 2nd. But I have thought for over a year now that Lnadry is going to be one of the best safeties in the league for a long time.
                  Originally posted by Paul
                  Eli's opportunity to become a legend.
                  Originally posted by Vikes99ej
                  These last 50 seconds will define Eli Manning.
                  MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Number 10 View Post
                    I still get weary of Nelson being so frail....Landry has a Brian Dawkins build and style of play right now, imagine what he will be in 3-4 years.

                    Hey I like Nelson, don't get me wrong. He is #1 on my big board out of guys that I think willl realistically drop to 20 with Poz being a close 2nd. But I have thought for over a year now that Lnadry is going to be one of the best safeties in the league for a long time.
                    I can agree with that. The questions about Nelson's size, remember, he's the same size as Reed. And that worked out just fine. Im very weary of comparing him to Ed Reed though. Thats a very bold statement, something Im not ready to say just yet. I initially threw it out there months ago, but I retract from that statement. He has to prove it first.

                    I have no problem with his size at FS. If we were talking SS, then my views would be different. But for FS, I think he'll be fine.

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                    • #11
                      Landry is a better prospect still. He can play in the box and is pretty good against the pass. Nelson is a pure ballhawk, but I think he is too frail to come into the box and make an impact vs. the running game.

                      That said, we don't need a safety in the first round. Wilson is a great young Safety, everybody is tooting his horn. A writer on ESPN said that he was surprised the Giants didn't place more compensation on him. He rated him as one of the best restricted Free Agents. I expect Wilson to get a nice lengthy contract, and maybe move to FS in the new defensive system. Demps is more of a SS and I think he can also thrive in that role. We need another safety, but not on day one.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ricky bobby View Post
                        Landry is a better prospect still. He can play in the box and is pretty good against the pass. Nelson is a pure ballhawk, but I think he is too frail to come into the box and make an impact vs. the running game.

                        That said, we don't need a safety in the first round. Wilson is a great young Safety, everybody is tooting his horn. A writer on ESPN said that he was surprised the Giants didn't place more compensation on him. He rated him as one of the best restricted Free Agents. I expect Wilson to get a nice lengthy contract, and maybe move to FS in the new defensive system. Demps is more of a SS and I think he can also thrive in that role. We need another safety, but not on day one.
                        Ricky Bobby...for the last time....Wilson is NOT a FS.

                        And we didn't place a high tender on him because he's not worth it. We have Demps who can play SS, and to be quite honest, Wilson isn't that great. SS who can play in the box are dime a dozen. Hell you can find one in round 5 of this draft easy. Wilson is very replaceable.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by bigbluedefense View Post
                          Ricky Bobby...for the last time....Wilson is NOT a FS.

                          And we didn't place a high tender on him because he's not worth it. We have Demps who can play SS, and to be quite honest, Wilson isn't that great. SS who can play in the box are dime a dozen. Hell you can find one in round 5 of this draft easy. Wilson is very replaceable.
                          I know he's NOT a FS. He can learn to a FS. Just like i'm NOT an electrical engineer, i'm learning to be an electrical engineer.

                          I think Wilson can become a good FS. You can have your own opinions on him, but i'm sticking to mine. He is undersized to play SS, yet he succeeded. I think he would be a better fit at FS because of his size, and playmaking ability. Our safties are not bad. Our CBs, and Defensive Cordinators made them look bad. Look for Wilson to take his game to another level next year, whether it is at SS or FS.

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                          • #14
                            Nelson is a better player than Landry. Landry had a spectacular Sophomore season, and has been living off it ever since. He's been quite average the past few years. Nelson plays faster than him, is more instinctual, and is more of a playmaker, I like Landry too, but I'd take Nelson in a heartbeat.


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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by ricky bobby View Post
                              I know he's NOT a FS. He can learn to a FS. Just like i'm NOT an electrical engineer, i'm learning to be an electrical engineer.

                              I think Wilson can become a good FS. You can have your own opinions on him, but i'm sticking to mine. He is undersized to play SS, yet he succeeded. I think he would be a better fit at FS because of his size, and playmaking ability. Our safties are not bad. Our CBs, and Defensive Cordinators made them look bad. Look for Wilson to take his game to another level next year, whether it is at SS or FS.
                              Wilson will have a better year because we're not gonna run so much Cover 2. But he does not have the speed to excell at FS. If anything, he should just add weight and get stronger for the SS position. He's simply too slow for FS.

                              I'll be interested in seeing his production next year. It should improve. It will give us a better idea of what to do with Demps in 2009.

                              But if someone offered a 2nd rounder for Wilson, I wouldn't hesitate to give him up.

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