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  1. #2821
    Mayock loves the pick. Plays physical despite size

  2. #2822
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    Well at least it's a WR, and I guess we gotta trust them to know what they are doing. Will really hurt to see a guy like Ellington going to the Patriots where they will for sure use him right...

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    Also a damn good return man

  4. #2824
    Anybody have the beat on this kid? Good value at WR?

  5. #2825
    Mayock loves the pick.

  6. #2826
    WTF, this guy is so small? Today's NFL you need big physical wrs. He weighs 165lbs!!

  7. #2827
    The kid is only 5'9" I don't think he plays the outside well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetssjumets View Post
    WTF, this guy is so small? Today's NFL you need big physical wrs. He weighs 165lbs!!
    Mayock just said he plays physical despite size

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eckesg1 View Post
    Mayock loves the pick. Plays physical despite size
    Mayock loves every pick.

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    Sounds like we added another brawler to the mix.....

    like it, hate it, or love it...Idzik is the man with a plan....

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    Jalen Saunders

    COMBINE RESULTS
    GRADE
    5.21
    ?
    4.44 SEC
    34.0 INCH
    122.0 INCH


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    5'9"
    HEIGHT
    30"
    ARM LENGTH
    165LBS.
    WEIGHT
    8 7/8"
    HANDS
    OVERVIEW
    Also ran track as a California prep. Began his college career at Fresno State in 2010, where he played all 13 games (one start) and had 30 receptions for 462 yards (15.4-yard average) and three touchdowns. Added 32 kickoff returns for 738 yards (23.1). Started 8 of 13 games in '11, snagging 50-1,065-12 (21.3). Following '12 spring practice, transferred to Oklahoma because he did not like the way he was being used in new head coach Tim DeRuyter's offense. Once eligible, he started 8 of 9 games for the Sooners and produced 62-829-3 (13.4). Started all 13 games in '13, totaling 61-729-8 (12.0). Also returned 31 career punts for 465 yards (15.0), including three scores.
    ANALYSIS
    STRENGTHS Light on his feet with a fluid stride. Good balance and body control. Nifty, conscientious route runner. Has speed and twitch to separate vs. man coverage -- sinks his hips with ease and pops out of breaks. Quick, soft hands. Slippery after the catch. Eludes the first tackler and can turn a short throw into a long gain if he gets a step. Three punt-return TDs in 25 returns at OU -- eludes the first wave, runs to daylight and can take it the distance.
    WEAKNESSES Marginal size. Cannot play outside -- is easily knocked off course and needs a free release. Lets throws into his body. Small catch radius. Lacks elite top-end vertical speed, especially for his size (averaged just 12.0 yards per catch as a senior). Outmuscled in a crowd. Limited run strength. Lets throws into his body. Weak blocker -- gets ragdolled outside. Durability could be a concern -- is not built to take a pounding.
    DRAFT PROJECTION Rounds 5-6
    BOTTOM LINE A lightweight, quicker-than-fast, competitive slot receiver and punt returner, Saunders will always have size limitations, but has the hands, suddenness, polish and moxie to be a useful piece for a creative offensive coordinator able to free him up. Return ability adds to value.
    -Nolan Nawrocki

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    Last edited by crossfire; 05-10-2014 at 12:29 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rep View Post
    Well at least it's a WR, and I guess we gotta trust them to know what they are doing. Will really hurt to see a guy like Ellington going to the Patriots where they will for sure use him right...
    FVCK the Patriots*

    They don't scare me at all. Slowly dying.

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    As Cimini pointed out, he's a Kerley clone and insurance. Kerley's a FA next year.

  14. #2834
    He needs to hit the weight room. Manziel looks like refrigerator perry next to him.

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    Positives

    Has the explosive speed and agility to make up for his lack of size.
    Straight-line speed is among the best in this year's draft class and makes him a legitimate deep threat and a threat to take it the distance every time he has the ball in his hands.
    Gets up to full speed quickly which makes cornerbacks respect his ability to get open deep and limits their press coverage, especially when the defensive scheme doesn't provide help over the top.
    Change-of-direction ability is bordering on elite and will give less athletic defensive backs issues in coverage and in the option field after the catch.
    Size and speed make him extremely slippery when running through traffic.
    Demonstrates good field awareness when working against zone coverage.
    Does a great job tracking the ball over his shoulder and making adjustments downfield.
    Has experience returning kicks and punts and will be a strong candidate to play a role as a return specialist in the NFL.
    Remained durable throughout his career.
    Extremely productive in two different offensive systems and while working with multiple different starting quarterbacks.



    Negatives

    Vastly undersized, both in terms of height and build, which severely limits his upside.
    Despite never suffering any serious injuries in college, his size definitely raises concerns about long-term durability in the NFL.
    Not the type of receiver who can compete for jump balls and is easily pushed around in 50-50 situations.
    Route can be sloppy at times, and he relied heavily on winning with pure speed in college.
    Raw talent won't be enough for him to consistently break free at the next level, and he'll need to refine his technique to gain that extra step on defensive backs.
    Needs to develop the subtle moves within the stem of the route to make up for the fact he won't consistently be able to simply run past defensive backs in the NFL.
    A liability when relied upon to blockósimply too small to slow anyone down other than similarly sized nickel corners.
    Very small hands, which contributes to his somewhat inconsistent ability to come down with the ball in traffic.
    Struggles to quickly secure the ball, even when using proper technique and catching with his handsówill lead to continued struggles with contested catches at the next level.
    Speed is definitely an asset, but he lacks an elite second gear to run away from defendersówas caught from behind more often than you'd expect.



    Personal Notes

    Transferred from Fresno State to Oklahoma after head coach Pat Hill was fired.
    First-team All-WAC and led conference in touchdown receptions in 2011; missed first four games of 2012 season at Oklahoma due to transfer rules.
    Second-team All-Big 12 in 2013.
    Ran track in high school.
    Arrested for possession of marijuana in 2012; charges were later dropped, but it's still something teams will ask him about during interview process.



    Overall

    Saunders is an electric athlete, who definitely can play a niche role in an NFL offense. His lack of size may force him to primarily work out of the slot, where he can take short routes and make things happen after the catch.
    He isn't the type of receiver who will come in and change the dynamics of a team's passing attack, but he could be a nice luxury pick in the middle rounds for a team looking to add an extra weapon to keep the defense on its toes.

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    This guy is exactly what you all wanted. We have a new punt returner, and home run hitter.
    Ford isn't making the roster.

  17. #2837
    Well the Jets needed a burner and they got one. All of their needs have been at least addressed. Now to work on depth and other lesser needs

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    Kent Somers ‏@kentsomers: WR Jalen Saunders a very good player. tough, quick. Jets fans will like him.

    Jim Wyatt ‏@jwyattsports: Big fan of Oklahoma WR Jalen Saunders. Guy is fun to watch. Just went to the #Jets.

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  20. #2840
    Cooke knows who we want. I nailed this pick, nobody saw it but me.

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