believe it or not Terrence Cody is a rare athlete.
There are not 6'4" nose tackles who can still play effectively at 350 every year.
It just doesn't happen.
There won't be one next year... maybe not for another 3... 5... or even 10 years.
and when it does happen, he probably won't have Terrence Cody's resume of winning a champ and being first team all-american.
Gotta laugh at Schein and his "high powered NFL exec" source.
What, you mean the same remark that was in EVERY COMMENT posted on deadspin when that picture was released?
To call that some kind of "insider" red flag is ridiculous.
Cody is out of shape, but is also a rare physical specimen. It all comes down to his interviews. If Rex can sense that the kid loves football, and is willing to work on his stamina, we take him at 29 if Graham is already off the board.
If we selected him I would hope I am wrong and he turns out to be the elite player that some of you say he is. He will be on the board come draft day, I am pretty sure of that. I did a few mock drafts and I just can't see where he goes in the first. I think he'll be drafted in round 2 personally. And no I did not come up with this conclusion based on his 40-time, I just haven't been impressed by him in the Alabama games I have watched this past season. I kept an eye on him too since he was the hyped up 6'5 400 pound NT prospect.
Only a few more days till draft day so we can find out what happens.
^^ So you feel you haven't made your point yet or...?
Well, NFL Network just had a segment on "Path to the Draft" with Baldy, Casserly, and Brooks talking about Cody "sneaking" into the first round so I guess hes been listed by the "experts" as pretty much a second rounder.
I think hes worth a look at 350lbs and with his highlights, but remember that he was pretty much a SITUATIONAL/ 2 Down player at 'Bama. He had/has stamina issues and is a fatass at 22 years old.
And before people jump in about "NFL Conditioning programs", remember, this guy played for Saban. 'Ol Coach Saban knows how to run a program and is a disciplinarian and He couldn't keep this kid from nearly eating his way out of Football.
As much as weight is a plus at the position, his TERRIBLE conditioning at 22 years old coming out of 4 years of NCAA Football playing for Nick Saban is a HUUUUGE (no pun intended) warning flag....
So I'll see your "but he'll be in an NFL Conditioning Program" and raise you a Bryan "The Hamburgler" Thomas.
Last edited by Jet_Engine1; 04-16-2010 at 11:52 PM.
Wow we're evenly split here, I say yay, I think this kid has upside and I like his attitude, something tells me he will go to work right away on getting his body right, those tits are scary and he looks soft like he's never picked up a dumbell in his life, that is actually good news to me because it tells me he can actually get a lot stronger, also, you know big Jenks will take the kid under his wing and teach him the ropes... Come ere' big fella, let me see them titties wiggle, come on don't run now tittie boy...
Oh and CBTNY would have a heart attack
I worry about his playing strength and ability to stand his ground effectively. From what I have seen he ends up on the ground too much for a man his size. I couldn't care less whether he can run an eight minute mile but I want incredible strength from an NT. His lower body lacks explosive power as evidenced by the 40yd dash and the 10yd split of that time. His upper body is relatively weak for a man his size. Has potential in my mind because god doesn't make frames that big very often but he is a huge question mark in my opinion.
first, he didn't play 4 years under Nick Saban. hell, 4 years ago, Nick Saban was still coaching the Dolfags. Cody played 2 years of NCAA Football under Nick Saban, 2008 and 2009.
second, good ol' disciplinarian Nick did manage to keep this kid from eating his way out of football. when he came in from Mississipi Gulf Coast CC, Cody weighed over 400 pounds. in his two years at Alabama, Cody lost over 40 pounds and played at around 360 last year. this shows that, in the right environment, Cody will put in the work to get in better shape.
it's true that he got fat once the season ended, weighing-in at 370 for the Senior Bowl. that once again raised flags about his ability to stay in shape and hurt his draft stock to the point that he's even in the conversation for us at #29. without that, he'd be a lock for the Top 20. but once again, he has shown dedication by dropping over 20 pounds -- the last reports had him at 349 for his Pro Day.
as far as him being a "situational/2-down player" well, that just the nature of his position. you don't see many Nose Tackles playing all downs on a regular basis, not even our own Kris Jenkins.
i think cody gives the jets a dominant run defense right away and forces teams (like the dolphins) to rethink how they'll attack the running game. it begs teams to pass and that plays into rex's hands. i think cody is a prime target of the jets, like it or not. being able to control 1st down is a big deal, statistically.
we can talk about what shape he was in until the cows come home
the bottom line Saban had no problems with his weight... the scouts did... and that defense kicked ass.
Saban won the national championship with a first team all-american first team sec "slob" at the middle of his defense.
my stance its not really gonna be an issue for the Jets
too many other 3-4 teams need terrence cody more than the Jets do. he's the 3rd string NT at best on this team
We need a big NT to rotate and eventually replace Kris Jenkins, definitely yes. This guy is big and can dominate