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: April 04, 2008, 10:24:55 PM

http://www.nfl.com/draft/story?id=09000d5d806b4a39&template=with-video&confirm=true

Eighteen NFL teams sent representatives back to Houston to see WR Donnie Avery, who was unable to participate in the school's pro day two weeks ago while nursing a right hamstring injury. Avery, catching passes from former Texas Tech QB B.J. Symons, ran indoors on Astroturf, and he had a workout that can best be described as "lights out"…

» WR Donnie Avery (5-11 1/8, 182): Ran the 40 in 4.35 and 4.34, had a 37 ½-inch vertical jump, 10-foot, 6-inch long jump, 3.91 short shuttle, 6.30 cone drill, ran position drills.

This must be why the Bucs are supposedly so high on him and why his stock maybe going up.

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#1 : April 04, 2008, 11:17:20 PM

Its smokescreen season and I'm not buying the Avery in the 1st round idea.  If you are going to draft a WR in the 1st round he should be a great receiver. There are too many WR busts in the 1st round and its usually because people get enamoured with numbers and not with the football skills.  You heard it here first (or 2nd or 10th) that Avery is not going to the Bucs in the 1st.  Doesn't sound like he'll be around for the late 2nd. 


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#2 : April 04, 2008, 11:18:25 PM

I think you might be suprised Itch...the guy is a field stretcher, and he KNOWS how to catch the football. 


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#3 : April 05, 2008, 12:04:31 AM

Its smokescreen season and I'm not buying the Avery in the 1st round idea.  If you are going to draft a WR in the 1st round he should be a great receiver. There are too many WR busts in the 1st round and its usually because people get enamoured with numbers and not with the football skills.  You heard it here first (or 2nd or 10th) that Avery is not going to the Bucs in the 1st.  Doesn't sound like he'll be around for the late 2nd. 

From what I've seen of Avery he has football skills.

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#4 : April 05, 2008, 12:07:41 AM

Its smokescreen season and I'm not buying the Avery in the 1st round idea. If you are going to draft a WR in the 1st round he should be a great receiver. There are too many WR busts in the 1st round and its usually because people get enamoured with numbers and not with the football skills. You heard it here first (or 2nd or 10th) that Avery is not going to the Bucs in the 1st. Doesn't sound like he'll be around for the late 2nd.

I'd love him in the 2nd- but no way in the first. I think there will be way too many other options that will have bigger impacts/ higher upsides available at 20.

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#5 : April 05, 2008, 01:21:29 AM

I "might" take a chance on him in the first, but yea I think theres better options pass rush?

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#6 : April 05, 2008, 01:45:57 AM

Chris Johnson 1, Avery or Royal 2,J Johnson.3,Trae Williams or Chevis Jackson 4,Fluellen,or Molden 5.

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#7 : April 05, 2008, 01:55:26 AM

Once again I gotta say, I don't get the fanbase here. Most would react violently to us taking a 5'9 169 lb WR based on him being way too small for the NFL, but the same are really taking a shine to a taller (5'11 1/8) 182 lb WR? Not just Avery, I've had the same question about Manningham for weeks now.

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#8 : April 05, 2008, 02:08:02 AM

Once again I gotta say, I don't get the fanbase here. Most would react violently to us taking a 5'9 169 lb WR based on him being way too small for the NFL, but the same are really taking a shine to a taller (5'11 1/8) 182 lb WR? Not just Avery, I've had the same question about Manningham for weeks now.
From what I heard Scott say on the NFL network, Avery is closer to 192, right?

He is roughly Joey size.


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#9 : April 05, 2008, 02:13:09 AM

From what I heard Scott say on the NFL network, Avery is closer to 192, right?

He is roughly Joey size.

I haven't paid much attention to him, just saw the weight listed by the OP and thought it was in line with my Manningham argument. If not, my mistake. :)

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#10 : April 05, 2008, 06:05:22 AM

According to SR on NFLN last week, Avery is 5'10 (I think) and 190-ish. He drew the size comparison to JG.


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#11 : April 05, 2008, 07:43:28 AM

http://www.nfldraftcountdown.com/scoutingreports/wr/donnieavery.html

Donnie Avery
Height: 5-11 | Weight: 192 | 40-Time: 4.45

Official Bio

   Strengths:
Excellent timed speed...Has a burst and can separate...Adequate height...Smooth athlete...Good ball skills and body control...A deep threat who will stretch the field vertically...Has soft hands...A hard worker with good intangibles...Productive...Has a lot of experience...Great special teamer who has returned both kicks and punts.

Weaknesses:
Does not have the ideal bulk that you look for...Is not a great route runner...Isn't very strong or physical...Struggles when jammed at the line...Won't do much after the catch...Doesn't work the middle of the field much...He is not much of a blocker.

Notes:
Played in a pass-happy system in college...Is somewhat one-dimensional...He is a long way away from being a polished and well-rounded receiver and will need to be developed but you just can't teach the type of pure speed he has...Will light it up in workouts but might never be more than a #3 or #4 option and a return guy.
Career Statistics
Year    GP    Rec    Yds    YPC    TD
2003    DNP    -    -    -    -
2004    11    18    293    16.3    2
2005    12    44    688    15.6    5
2006    14    57    852    14.9    5
2007    13    91    1,456    16.0    7
Totals    50    210    3,289    15.7    19

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#12 : April 05, 2008, 08:11:26 AM

http://www.nfldraftcountdown.com/scoutingreports/wr/donnieavery.html

Donnie Avery
Height: 5-11 | Weight: 192 | 40-Time: 4.45

Official Bio

   Strengths:
Excellent timed speed...Has a burst and can separate...Adequate height...Smooth athlete...Good ball skills and body control...A deep threat who will stretch the field vertically...Has soft hands...A hard worker with good intangibles...Productive...Has a lot of experience...Great special teamer who has returned both kicks and punts.

Weaknesses:
Does not have the ideal bulk that you look for...Is not a great route runner...Isn't very strong or physical...Struggles when jammed at the line...Won't do much after the catch...Doesn't work the middle of the field much...He is not much of a blocker.

Notes:
Played in a pass-happy system in college...Is somewhat one-dimensional...He is a long way away from being a polished and well-rounded receiver and will need to be developed but you just can't teach the type of pure speed he has...Will light it up in workouts but might never be more than a #3 or #4 option and a return guy.
Career Statistics
Year    GP    Rec    Yds    YPC    TD
2003    DNP    -    -    -    -
2004    11    18    293    16.3    2
2005    12    44    688    15.6    5
2006    14    57    852    14.9    5
2007    13    91    1,456    16.0    7
Totals    50    210    3,289    15.7    19

That sounds a lot like Quezzie Green. :(


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#13 : April 05, 2008, 11:57:53 AM

http://www.nfl.com/draft/story?id=09000d5d806b4a39&template=with-video&confirm=true

Eighteen NFL teams sent representatives back to Houston to see WR Donnie Avery, who was unable to participate in the school's pro day two weeks ago while nursing a right hamstring injury. Avery, catching passes from former Texas Tech QB B.J. Symons, ran indoors on Astroturf, and he had a workout that can best be described as "lights out"…

» WR Donnie Avery (5-11 1/8, 182): Ran the 40 in 4.35 and 4.34, had a 37 ½-inch vertical jump, 10-foot, 6-inch long jump, 3.91 short shuttle, 6.30 cone drill, ran position drills.

This must be why the Bucs are supposedly so high on him and why his stock maybe going up.


i like him but taking him in rd 1 seems awfully high to me. 

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#14 : April 05, 2008, 12:53:18 PM

Does this workout make Avery a definite 1st Rounder?

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