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« on: Mar 25, 2009 at 13:01 »

http://myespn.go.com/blogs/afcnorth/0-2-280/Sweed-ready-to-prove-himself.html


I still think he will catch at least 40 balls this year...


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« Reply #1 on: Mar 25, 2009 at 13:12 »

I hope so, he seems to have the size and ability. Also, having two SB MVP receivers to mentor him doesn't hurt.
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« Reply #2 on: Mar 25, 2009 at 14:05 »

The guy has the potential, is putting in the work and has a couple of mentors who've taken an interest in his game.  The player he was behind is gone. 

It has lined up for Sweed.  Hope he's able to take advantage.
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« Reply #3 on: Mar 25, 2009 at 14:28 »

Receivers tend to take a huge leap in year two. Wouldn't surprise me to see Sweed surpass Nates production from last year. And by production I mean catches, yards, TDs, and unfortunately, drops. Call me negative but he seems like a guy who is always going to have issues with drops (he was inconsistent at UT). The key will be making enough big plays to make up for those drops.
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« Reply #4 on: Mar 25, 2009 at 14:30 »

Why do I have a feeling that the Brinker family managed to buy up a couple hundred of these rare Sweed photos and is in the process of having them professionally framed?

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« Reply #5 on: Mar 25, 2009 at 15:40 »

Don't forget that Sweed had a wrist injury that required surgery before the 2007 UT season.  He reinjured it mid-season, and had surgery again.  That limited his development as a senior, so in some ways he was like a junior who came out early.

If you look at this year's crop of WRs, generally regarded as deep and good, there are only two who come close to Sweed in terms of height + 40 time + VJ.

Sweed - 6'3 7/8", 4.48 s., 35" (25th in 2008 NFLDS).
Brian Robiskie, Ohio State - 6'2 7/8", 4.46 s., 37.5" (37th overall)
Kenny Britt, Rutgers - 6'2 7/8", 4.50 s., 37" (39th overall)

Close enough in terms of measurables; slotted lower than Sweed was but likely to go higher than he actually did.  NFLDS compares Britt to, ta-da, Sweed.

Louis Murphy, Florida, is 6'2 3/8", ran a 4.32 but did not jump, rated 70th overall.
Ramses Barden, Cal-Poly, 6'6", 4.55, 33.5", rated 111.
Patrick Turner, 6'5 1/8", no workout numbers, rated 143.
Aaron Kelly, Clemson, 6'4 1/2", 4.49, 38", 180.

That's about it from the rounds that count.  The four at the bottom are kinda sorta in the same measurables mix, but comparisons lack (e.g., Kelly is compared to Fred Gibson).  Robiskie and Britt, whom I like, look closest to Sweed's measurables.

Sort of think they just plug Sweed right into 85's plays and go for a smallish slot/KR/PR vein.

Still think Sweed will have an up and down year, but we're used to that with Washington.  He'll be like that, but show flashes of being better than Nate.  40 catches seems a bit heady, but 30 seems reasonable.  If he starts clicking as the season goes on, 35-40 might be feasible.
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« Reply #6 on: Mar 25, 2009 at 18:01 »

I think Sweed will be fine.  He will more than adequately replace Nate, and one day (if we are lucky) he will do a reasonable job of filling Ward's very large shoes.
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« Reply #7 on: Mar 25, 2009 at 21:17 »

Why do I have a feeling that the Brinker family managed to buy up a couple hundred of these rare Sweed photos and is in the process of having them professionally framed?




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« Reply #8 on: Mar 25, 2009 at 21:41 »

Hate to say it but that pose Sweed's throwing down is about 92.5%.
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« Reply #9 on: Mar 26, 2009 at 06:58 »

Why do I have a feeling that the Brinker family managed to buy up a couple hundred of these rare Sweed photos and is in the process of having them professionally framed?




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This simply cannot go to far...Wonder how many peeps actually get this?
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