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  • Calvin Johnson runs a 4.33 at Disney

    Georgia Tech's Johnson seen as a can't-miss WR

    Bucs, other teams would love to have receiver join them.

    By RICK STROUD
    Published February 14, 2007
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    LAKE BUENA VISTA -Georgia Tech receiver Calvin Johnson stood just a fly pattern away from the practice field the Bucs call home for training camp at Disney's Wide World of Sports.

    "I could definitely see myself fitting in down here," Johnson said. "I'd love it."

    The Bucs aren't the only team that would love Johnson.

    The 6-foot-4, 234-pound junior is projected as a top five pick. But first, he is prepping for the league's scouting combine in Indianapolis next week.

    Tuesday, speed and conditioning coach Tom Shaw put Johnson and several dozen college players through a workout.

    Johnson was clocked at 4.33 in the 40, recorded an 11-foot standing broad jump and had a vertical leap of 43 inches.

    "Calvin Johnson is a kid where no one is going to go wrong," Shaw said. "He doesn't have any negatives against him. He's a sure thing. He's Peyton Manning."

    LEAK GAINS CONFIDENCE: After leading the Gators to a national title, quarterback Chris Leak doesn't lack confidence. The knock: At 6 feet, he is short by NFL standards.

    But he admits to getting a lift from 49ers offensive coordinator Norv Turner, who coached him on the South squad of the Senior Bowl.

    "He said I've got plenty of height and I don't have to worry about that," Leak said of Turner. "He said I have a bright future and being able to read defenses and pick up offenses. That gives you a lot of confidence you can play."
    http://www.sptimes.com/2007/02/14/Bu...s_Johnso.shtml

    Good God...................
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    Great. It's always good to know what you'll be missing out on. Too bad there aren't any character or injury issues that will make him fall to where we could get him.

    Why torcher us with this? why?
    My Opinion isn’t determined by what the Popular Opinion is. Sometimes I agree with the Majority, Sometimes I Don’t. If My Opinion is Different than Yours, I have to Ask One Question:
    You Mad Bro?
    Don’t Be A Mean Girl

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    • #3
      First Ballot HOF...
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      :cool: 150 lbs of pure steel and sex appeal. :cool:

      D.J. 55's Mock Draft:

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Lorcust
        First Ballot HOF...
        I've heard he's already in!

        Man though, what a beast. He's too perfect. He's gotta be a robot!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by CinnaManMan
          I've heard he's already in!

          Man though, what a beast. He's too perfect. He's gotta be a robot!


          Not if the raiders draft him. He would be nothing. He would probably be a bust. But if say, the Buccs take him and get a good QB, he would be probably pretty good.
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          • #6
            4.33...thats like...Olympic. Talk about the perfect speciman coming out of the draft. It's funny because Georgia Tech didnt even use him all that much in his college career (Some days he only had one catch or so) so its not like he's a burnout college star.

            I wonder what he'll be like 10 years from now...
            Rest in Peace, Darrent and Damien. You will be forever in our thoughts

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            • #7
              Originally posted by GodofallGods
              Not if the raiders draft him. He would be nothing. He would probably be a bust. But if say, the Buccs take him and get a good QB, he would be probably pretty good.
              I'm pretty sure your opinion is right. I'd love to see the Raiders put your worthless comment to test.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by DevilSpawn
                I'm pretty sure your opinion is right. I'd love to see the Raiders put your worthless comment to test.
                with that 4.33 speed I bet Al Davis already has Calvin Johnson's jersey printed out and ready to sell in the team's pro shop.
                You've got to know when to sack em...

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                • #9
                  And to think he's not even the fastest w.r. in the draft

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                  • #10
                    Randy Moss part II damn it!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by skinny®
                      And to think he's not even the fastest w.r. in the draft
                      Yeah he is... Ted Ginn runs like a 4.35
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Nas
                        with that 4.33 speed I bet Al Davis already has Calvin Johnson's jersey printed out and ready to sell in the team's pro shop.
                        I hope he does because now I hope he goes to us. Now the question: who's gonna throw to him? Is there someone out there who is productive? I mean look at the past superbowl winners since Elway's last game:

                        Baltimore (Dilfer)
                        New England (Brady)
                        Tampa (Johnson)
                        New England (Brady)
                        New England (Brady)
                        Pittsburgh (Rothelisberger)
                        Indianapolis (Manning)


                        5 QBs, 3 not going to the Hall of Fame. Brady was blessed with a great team and a great coach. Peyton is the exception. Brady won't wow you, but he gets the job done. So maybe a franchise QB isn't needed as much as a QB that can win when it counts. And if you have Calvin Johnson, Randy Mouth, Porter & Curry, or anyof those 2, that helps a lot. Now, is Andrew Walter that QB? I can't say yes, but after 1 year behind one of the worse lines and worst schemes in history, conbined with the lack of a running game, I am not counting him out yet.

                        Of course, fixing the line should be priority #1 for all of those things to fall into place.

                        If I'm Al Davis, I'd gamble in fixing the line, drafting Calvin Johnson and see what Walter can do when he has Kiffin's system, (hopefully) much better protection and some outright freaks at wideout.

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                        • #13
                          Old news, and I guarentee Johnson doesn't run this at Indianapolis.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Dream
                            Old news, and I guarentee Johnson doesn't run this at Indianapolis.
                            6'4", 234, humble attitude, still blessed with great speed for that size and a verticle to boot. The 4.33 would be a bonus.

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                            • #15
                              And sooo many claim he is overrated...
                              Club Leader: Robert Griffin III > Andrew Luck

                              ^^^Get used to it.^^^

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