Register    Login    Forum    Search    FAQ    Contact Us  Your donations are greatly appreciated! Donate  Chat Room

Board index » SEAHAWKS.NET - THE VOICE OF THE 12TH MAN » [ THE NCAA FOOTBALL & PRO DRAFT FORUM ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: SI's Tony Pauline: Courtney Gardner a "super sleeper"
 Post Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:53 pm 
* Mr Random Thought *
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:44 am
Posts: 9839
For those that don't know Tony Pauline is one of the best sources of draft information out there. He has a lot of contacts with NFL scouts and execs and is even privvy to their big boards from time to time. Anyway, this was how Pauline led off his most recent blog update:

Quote:
The name making the rounds in the scouting community as one of the biggest sleepers at the receiver position is Courtney Gardner of Sierra College. The 6-foot, 3-inch/220lb pass catcher was expected to play for Oklahoma in 2013 but opted for the NFL draft after academic “difficulties”. We hear scouts have been raving about the physical skills Gardner brings to the field. Besides his large frame the big pass catcher also has the speed (10.7 sec in the 100 meters) to match. Even college coaches in the area are awed by his ability on the field but focusing at the task at hand seems to be an issue.


I guess it's kind of hard to be a sleeper when all the scouts are raving about him.



(not sure what's up with the audio, lol)

Look at how elusive he is, juking players out of their shoes left and right. Then realize that he's doing that in a 6'3" 220 body. He has a real chance to run a sub 4.4 forty. This guy clearly has all-pro upside, but has had academic problems and has never played in division I. Should be very interesting to see where his draft stock ends up.

He's also a really really really ****ing good blocker. I'd expect this guy could end up very high on Seattle's draft board.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: SI's Tony Pauline: Courtney Gardner a "super sleeper"
 Post Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:58 am 
*Scott of Smacksville*
*Scott of Smacksville*
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:14 am
Posts: 10059
The next screen he follows correctly will be the first one. But it is like watching a man play football with kids. And you don't have to be that smart to play Receiver at a high level.

_________________
SEAHAWKS.NET. We All We Got, We All We Need


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: SI's Tony Pauline: Courtney Gardner a "super sleeper"
 Post Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:49 am 
* NET Nobody *
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Sat Mar 03, 2007 7:29 pm
Posts: 7608
Scottemojo wrote:
The next screen he follows correctly will be the first one. But it is like watching a man play football with kids. And you don't have to be that smart to play Receiver at a high level.


If Chad Johnson can make it in the NFL... :P

Is there a link for he video? I'm on the road and my iPad won't show it.

_________________
"God Bless the Seattle Seahawks" Cortez Kennedy


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: SI's Tony Pauline: Courtney Gardner a "super sleeper"
 Post Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:11 am 
* NET Nobody *
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Sat Mar 03, 2007 7:29 pm
Posts: 7608
I always enjoy finding older articles to see how prospects rise and fall. As Kearly said, Pauline is very good at his job as this December article shows;

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/nfl/news/20121219/nfl-2013-draft-risers-sliders/

Here's another one from November. So glad I've got MiFi and my iPad or I'd be bored to death cruising across Missouri/Oklahoma/Texas. :D

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/tony_pauline/11/10/risers-sliders-week-11/index.html

_________________
"God Bless the Seattle Seahawks" Cortez Kennedy


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: SI's Tony Pauline: Courtney Gardner a "super sleeper"
 Post Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:55 am 
NET Rookie
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:26 am
Posts: 121
Thanks Kearly. I'm really excited to see Russell Wilson gets some new weapons this year!


Top 
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

Board index » SEAHAWKS.NET - THE VOICE OF THE 12TH MAN » [ THE NCAA FOOTBALL & PRO DRAFT FORUM ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: hawknation2014 and 6 guests

 

 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Seahawks.NET is an independent fan site and not associated with the Seattle Seahawks or the NFL (National Football League).
All content within this Seahawks fan page is provided by, and for, Seattle Seahawks fans. Copyright © Seahawks.NET.