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    Info on Eddie Royal

    Mayock liked the pick but I didn't know about him so here's what I found:
    http://www.nfl.com/draft/profiles/eddie-royal?id=1990

    Overview

    An electrifying athlete, Eddie Royal wasn't able to fully display his ability as a wide receiver at Virginia Tech.

    The Hokies were limited for much of the season by inconsistent quarterback play. Royal did get to show off his skills in other areas and established himself as the premier punt returner in the Atlantic Coast Conference. He also excelled as a kickoff returner and proved to be a dangerous threat running out of the backfield.

    Royal holds the rare distinction of throwing a touchdown, catching 12 scoring passes, rushing for a touchdown and returning three punts for scores during his career. It was also rare to see a receiver become a school's career leader in all-purpose yards, but Royal is one of the few -- amassing 4,698 yards. His 1,296 punt returns established a new Atlantic Coast Conference career-record.

    Analysis

    Positives: Has a well-built upper body with a tight abdomen, good muscle thickness in his chest, back, shoulders and arms and valid timed speed to threaten the deep secondary...Best on controlled routes, as he is slippery getting under defenders and finding the soft areas on the field...Does a nice job of working back when the quarterback is pressured...Relies a lot on his quickness in and out of his breaks to gain separation...Will trap the ball at times, but shows soft hands and good vision to look the ball in over his outside shoulder...Despite his explosive speed, he is patient letting blocks develop on returns...Does a good job of moving laterally to avoid tackles and has a short pitter-patter running style to elude in space...Will lose his concentration at times, but is a tough, fearless receiver combating for the ball in a crowd...Likes to get the ball in pressure situations and has a keen knowledge of defensive coverage...Can sneak up on a cornerback to gobble up the cushion and get behind the defender in an instant...Hard worker in the weight room and has a good grasp of the playbook...The staff feels his knowledge and love for the game will make him a coaching candidate one day...Shows good body tilt and lean, along with the burst and acceleration to surprise a lethargic defender, showing good stutter-step moves with above-average balance in attempts to escape after the catch...Has the ability to eat up the cushion with his speed and does a nice job of dropping his pads and exploding out of his cuts (will drift on long patterns)...Can generate power in his running stride, using effective head-and-shoulder fakes while stemming and stabbing to set up the defenders...Has a nice set of gears that he uses to change the pace of his running stride...Makes good body adjustments to get under the ball and is quick to find the soft spot in coverage...Will go vertical and lay out to haul in the ball near the sideline...Adjusts well underneath and can take a shot and hold on to the ball when working in traffic...Makes a good effort to snatch the ball at his shoestrings or extend to reach and pluck at its high point...Has natural hands and while he will trap at times, he shows ease of movement with his arm extension...Has the body control to adjust to off-target tosses and shows good vision and run instincts...Times his leaps well and has the quick burst to separate...Good pester-type blocker in the open, doing a nice job of taking defenders off their feet with cut blocks (needs more bulk to sustain when blocking in-line, though)...Shows a good wiggle and quick feet to get past the initial tackler and when he maintains focus on the ball, he will come up with some spectacular aerial grabs...Has the leaping ability to explode in his jumps to reach the high point...Has the vision to locate defenders, making his an efficient runner on screens and reverses...Has the upper-body strength to break arm tackles...Also shows a decent arm to throw the option pass.

    Negatives: Has a strong build, but his frame is at maximum growth potential, leaving no room for needed additional bulk...Has a muscular upper body, but possesses a small bubble and just adequate thickness in his thighs and hamstrings...Has very good timed speed, but is inconsistent getting a sudden burst off the snap...Despite his upper-body strength, he struggles to avoid getting a clean release vs. press coverage, which causes him to get redirected in his routes too often for a player with his power...An inconsistent route-runner who will drift on deep routes and takes soft-angle cuts when going long distances...Is more effective on controlled and short-area routes, but needs to be more consistent when attempting to plant and drive to gain separation...Tough player, but will have some concentration lapses, along with a penchant for trapping the ball, leading to a share of dropped balls...Can make the initial tackler miss when working in space, but is not a very shifty route runner and needs to be more crisp in his turns coming out of his breaks...Scrappy cut blocker with a good concept for taking angles to stalk second level defenders, but because of size issues, he can be walked back into the pocket when trying to block in-line...Has had some minor injury problems, leading to some durability concerns...Must do a better job extending for the ball, as he likes to let it into his body too often (has just adequate hands)...Good competitor, but will get frustrated when he can't escape the jam to get into his route (lets that affect him for several plays, getting take out of his game).

    Compares To: ROSCOE PARRISH-Buffalo...Royal is much stronger than Parrish, but both are excellent speed merchants who will have great success as returners. Royal has the ability to be a good vertical threat, but needs to refine his route running. He is a good cut blocker, but despite his upper-body strength, he struggles vs. a strong press and will get frustrated when he can't get a clean release. Still, he is a playmaker who will be a nice fit as a slot receiver while handling return chores.
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    Rosco Parrish
    Club Leader: Robert Griffin III > Andrew Luck

    ^^^Get used to it.^^^

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    not worth a second when we have such a big need at DT and there are a ton of them there (simms, laws, and others)

    hes not going to impact KRs because our blocking is so terrible and will not start at WR. hell i would of prefered sweed/kelly just because they possibly could push for starting spot
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    What you need to do is post highlight videos. These headless chickens are suckers for highlight reels.

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    I was well aware of Eddie Royal but did not see that coming at all....

    I more then welcome him to the Denver Broncos he has 100 % of my support...

    The more I think about it.. I think he was a very solid pick for us at that spot IMO.Only time will tell...

    I think he will push for the #2 spot and gives us a solid backup and will push Stokley in the slot spot as well..

    That is not counting the fact that he will improve the Broncos return game...

    I my much happier with the WR position now going into the '08 season then I was going into the '07 season...
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    Quote Originally Posted by WABronco View Post
    What you need to do is post highlight videos. These headless chickens are suckers for highlight reels.
    hahahaha, its so true
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    Quote Originally Posted by WABronco View Post
    What you need to do is post highlight videos. These headless chickens are suckers for highlight reels.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rloo1rd4Bl4

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    what shanny likes

    I don't have a problem with the pick. He's actually a shanahan type of player.
    someone who can take a short screen and break one for a long one.
    makes tacklers miss. we haven't had that in denver in a long time.
    Bronco fan 33 years and counting, GO BRONCOS!

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    The Hokies were limited for much of the season by inconsistent quarterback play.

    Understatement.


    They are horrible and have been horrible at this spot.

    They are known for D... He is a flat out play maker. If we did not take him, he would have been selected in the coming picks.

    Best return specialist in the draft! Hands down. D jackson = P Warrick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bklynbronco View Post
    I don't have a problem with the pick. He's actually a shanahan type of player.
    someone who can take a short screen and break one for a long one.
    makes tacklers miss. we haven't had that in denver in a long time.
    Ah, yes! The fabled "we drafted him because of his 'run after the catch' statistics."
    "He's elusive and makes people miss in the open field."

    I remember that speech: Shanahan gave it at his press conference, right after he drafted Darius Watts.
    http://www.fbpages.me/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/159174168050152087_zRr4orMC_c.jpg

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    tight abdomens?
    disclaimer: if the above post appears to contain outrageously illogical content, ITS PROBABLY SARCASM

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cugel View Post
    Ah, yes! The fabled "we drafted him because of his 'run after the catch' statistics."

    I remember that speech: Shanahan gave it at his press conference, right after he drafted Darius Watts.
    They are far different type of prospects and we have an entire different type of QB. He is big play ability and blocks. He is by far the best return specialist in the draft and this area has hurt our D BIG time.

    I hear you with Watts but I hated that pick.

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    High character, durable, exciting return man, strong, good blocker, sure hands.

    Sounds like Shannahan made the right decision

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cugel View Post
    Ah, yes! The fabled "we drafted him because of his 'run after the catch' statistics."
    "He's elusive and makes people miss in the open field."

    I remember that speech: Shanahan gave it at his press conference, right after he drafted Darius Watts.
    do you have the lottery picks for tonight cause you seem to have all the answers?

    Again are you upset that he didn't pick a defensive player with that pick or that he picked royal over jackson?
    Royal is bigger then jackson with the same speed with better work ethic.
    there are Dt and LB's still on the board what are you crying about.

    I honestly think that what ever shanny does will be scrutinized. Some people will never be satisfied.
    Bronco fan 33 years and counting, GO BRONCOS!

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    Comparing Royal to Watts is absurd.

    Watts played in a WR friendly system in the MAC against MAC CB's.

    Royal played in a run orineted system at VaTech in the ACC against ACC CB's.

    'nuff said....

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