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WE NEED A RETURN GUY - BAD!!!

Member Milestone: This is post number 800 for AllForTheNiners.
How bout the other Clemson Tiger?


JACOBY FORD

We can probably pick him up in the mid rounds, and use him as a slot receiver/KR/PR. He's a guy that's been overshadowed by the other Clemson weapons, like Spiller, and has had some injuries. But he's got amazing speed, on par or better than that of Spiller, and has shown explosiveness in the return game. He's also a track star for Clemson.
I'd love to pick Jacoby up in one of the middle rounds. He'd be a great addition as a third receiver who can stretch the field, and he's an awesome return guy in his own right. He'll probably run the fastest 40 at the combine this year.
I think Jacoby's value as a returner, his blinding speed, and versatility as a runner/receiver will push him into day one. At the very least, I can't see him dropping out of the 3rd at this point -- pending Combine workouts and whether or not he stays healthy.

Some guys who double as kick returners:

CB Perrish Cox (Oklahoma State)
CB Javier Arenas (Alabama)
RB Brandon James (Florida)

Pure kick returners:

WR's Dion Morton (Colorado), Brandon Banks (Kansas), and of course everyone knows about Trindon Holliday. Also CB Ray Fisher (Indiana).

There are players out there, we just need to look and pick the right one.
[ Edited by OnTheClock on Oct 27, 2009 at 8:27 AM ]
Hey guys, remember the last time McCloughan tried to draft a return guy?

Brandon Williams
Originally posted by znk916:
Hey guys, remember the last time McCloughan tried to draft a return guy?

Brandon Williams

Yeah that one sucked big time.
40 times are over rated for all positions EXCEPT return men.
Originally posted by SybErkRimInAL:
40 times are over rated for all positions EXCEPT return men.

and Punters
Well in the meantime, lets let Nate Clements handle the punt return duties.
Yes we do.
Originally posted by Icelandic49er:
Well in the meantime, lets let Nate Clements handle the punt return duties.

This is who I want out there.
Originally posted by AllForTheNiners:
How bout the other Clemson Tiger?


JACOBY FORD

We can probably pick him up in the mid rounds, and use him as a slot receiver/KR/PR. He's a guy that's been overshadowed by the other Clemson weapons, like Spiller, and has had some injuries. But he's got amazing speed, on par or better than that of Spiller, and has shown explosiveness in the return game. He's also a track star for Clemson.

If we can't get Spiller, I would be happy with Ford later in draft.
is jahvid best coming out this year?
Add this guy to the mix as a pure return specialist:

Kansas State KR-WR Brandon Banks broke the Big 12 record for career kickoff returns for TDs and tied a school record for all-purpose yards against Oklahoma, when the 160-pound blazer with 4.22 speed returned his fifth kick, breaking the record of Perrish Cox (Oklahoma State), who currently has four. Bannks finished with 351 all-purpose yards in the 42-30 loss to the Sooners and, like Ravens 2007 third-rounder Yamon Figurs, could warrant mid-round interest for his special-teams ability.
I'm gonna have to watch Perrish Cox. He would be a nice addition to the secondary & return kicks also.
Leroy Vann from Florida A&M is someone to look at. Saw him take a punt return back for a touchdown awhile ago. I was checking out stats and saw that he had 5 punt returns for touchdowns!!! He also returns kickoffs. He is listed as a CB but probably would just be a return specialist in the NFL. From a small school(FCS) Anyone else seen this kid?