Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

So Who Was a Workout Warrior...

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • So Who Was a Workout Warrior...

    found success in the NFL?

    Whew, sorry for a newbie I sure have a long winded query. LOL.

    Anyway, we know about the Mamula's and the DHB's and this year we are looking at Bruce Campbell.

    Can you name a few that succeeded to a larger level then a Mamula?

  • #2
    Well Brian Cushing was thought to not have put it together completely on the field but I think that was more due to injuries than anything. Interesting question though & I'll be interested to hearing some responses because I've turned off my brain for the time being.

    big props to BoneKrusher for the sig & avatar
    - For daily NFL draft coverage:
    www.twitter.com/ryanlownes

    Comment


    • #3
      I would say Mario Williams, Jay Cutler and Vernon Davis. Especially Williams who got a LOT of Mike Mamula comparisons pre-2006 draft.

      Comment


      • #4
        Shawne Merriman
        Antonio Cromartie
        Stacy Andrews
        Chris Johnson
        Lawrence Timmons
        Luis Castillo





        People will mention Vernon Davis but he was very productive.
        Crosby vs Ovechkin

        Badababaaa, I'm lovin it.

        Comment


        • #5
          Haloti Ngata did not seem very impressive at all when I watched him at Oregon - maybe I just caught him on a few bad days, but he was nowhere near what I expected. I knew he was a monster athletically/physically but something was just missing. He's been an absolute beast for the Ravens, obviously.

          And yeah, Vernon Davis actually produced quite a bit at Maryland where there was no passing game. The only area where he actually didn't seem to produce too well was his blocking.

          Comment


          • #6
            Yea, I'm pretty sure Davis averaged more yards per a catch than any other tight end in college history or something. Even so though, I think people were so impressed by his work out numbers that his stats didn't even matter.

            Comment


            • #7
              Well, I'm not Vernon Davis expert, but people in SanFran will tell you Vernon is the best run blocking TE in the league.
              Crosby vs Ovechkin

              Badababaaa, I'm lovin it.

              Comment


              • #8
                VD is the total package; blocks like a down lineman with the ability to put up WR #s in the passing game.

                I'd say Willie Parker was something of a workout warrior coming out of UNC, considering he never started there and was I think a prep AA.

                Comment


                • #9
                  wasn't Brodrick Bunkley one? I remember he benched at the combine like 40+ reps
                  Jets, Mets, Knicks, and the U's too cool for uze

                  Sig by, Hitman D

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    I'd suggest Joe Flacco.
                    Twitter

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by katnip View Post
                      wasn't Brodrick Bunkley one? I remember he benched at the combine like 40+ reps
                      Yeah, he was insane at the combine. But he absolutely tore it up at Florida State his junior year, 9 sacks and 25 TFL in his Junior year (which BTW was his first season of play).

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by FrankGore View Post
                        Haloti Ngata did not seem very impressive at all when I watched him at Oregon - maybe I just caught him on a few bad days, but he was nowhere near what I expected. I knew he was a monster athletically/physically but something was just missing. He's been an absolute beast for the Ravens, obviously.

                        And yeah, Vernon Davis actually produced quite a bit at Maryland where there was no passing game. The only area where he actually didn't seem to produce too well was his blocking.
                        Since Ngata did well from Day 1 it's often forgotten that he could be a blob on the field at times in college.

                        It's why I don't get why people don't buy Cody in the NFL. Everything that was said bad about Ngata when there were bad things to say is said about Cody today. Cody arguably has a better resume.

                        Other workout warriors:

                        DeMarcus Ware
                        Vollmer
                        Winston Justice
                        Mario Williams
                        Vernon Davis
                        Chris Johnson
                        Luis Castillo
                        Merriman
                        Freeney
                        Haynesworth
                        Andre Johnson
                        Kevin Williams
                        Dustin Keller
                        Dallas Clark
                        Ben Roethlisberger
                        Jay Cutler (?)
                        Lee Evans
                        Donte Whitner
                        Ronnie Brown
                        Thomas Davis
                        Roddy White
                        Broderick Bunkley
                        Chad Greenway
                        Manny Lawson (?)
                        Is Revis one?
                        Patrick Willis
                        Sedrick Ellis
                        Will Smith
                        Jerod Mayo
                        Ryan Clady
                        Duane Brown
                        Jeff Otah
                        Clay Matthews

                        It's actually not uncommon. Maybe a couple of those guys aren't workout warriors, but in many ways they all were.
                        Last edited by SenorGato; 04-11-2010, 03:27 AM.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by FUNBUNCHER View Post
                          VD is the total package; blocks like a down lineman with the ability to put up WR #s in the passing game.

                          I'd say Willie Parker was something of a workout warrior coming out of UNC, considering he never started there and was I think a prep AA.
                          Yeah but Willie Parker went undrafted. I don't think he qualifies.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by SenorGato View Post
                            Since Ngata did well from Day 1 it's often forgotten that he could be a blob on the field at times in college.

                            It's why I don't get why people don't buy Cody in the NFL. Everything that was said bad about Ngata when there were bad things to say is said about Cody today. Cody arguably has a better resume.

                            Other workout warriors:

                            DeMarcus Ware
                            Vollmer
                            Winston Justice
                            Mario Williams
                            Vernon Davis
                            Chris Johnson
                            Luis Castillo
                            Merriman
                            Freeney
                            Haynesworth
                            Andre Johnson
                            Kevin Williams
                            Dustin Keller
                            Dallas Clark
                            Ben Roethlisberger
                            Jay Cutler (?)
                            Lee Evans
                            Donte Whitner
                            Ronnie Brown
                            Thomas Davis
                            Roddy White
                            Broderick Bunkley
                            Chad Greenway
                            Manny Lawson (?)
                            Is Revis one?
                            Patrick Willis
                            Sedrick Ellis
                            Will Smith
                            Jerod Mayo
                            Ryan Clady
                            Duane Brown
                            Jeff Otah
                            Clay Matthews

                            It's actually not uncommon. Maybe a couple of those guys aren't workout warriors, but in many ways they all were.
                            I don't agree with a lot of that list at all. Just a small handful, if that. Many of those guys were very good and/or productive on the field before they ever saw a combine or workout numbers.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Almost everyone named so far had a good collegiate resume.
                              Ohio State Buckeyes Duke Blue Devils New York Jets St. Louis Cardinals San Jose Sharks Seattle Mariners

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X

                              Debug Information