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DE/OLB Greg Hardy out for the year with Broken Wrist.

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=4645940

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Ole Miss senior defensive end Greg Hardy may finish his college career on the sideline.

Hardy has a broken wrist and is expected to miss the remainder of the season, Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt told reporters prior to practice Wednesday.

Hardy leads the Rebels with five sacks this season and has 26.5 for his career, but he's never been able to stay completely healthy. He played in only nine games last season and was limited by a stress fracture in his foot.

After thinking about turning pro, Hardy returned for his senior season and underwent offseason surgery on his foot. But he hurt his ankle in the opener against Memphis this season and hasn't been 100 percent. He's been used primarily on passing downs this season.

Ole Miss faces Tennessee at home on Saturday.

Injuries, durability questions, and a decrease in productivity are going to hurt him. Five sacks is very low for someone considered to be a first round prospect. I see him making a significant slide because of these factors.
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=4645940

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Ole Miss senior defensive end Greg Hardy may finish his college career on the sideline.

Hardy has a broken wrist and is expected to miss the remainder of the season, Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt told reporters prior to practice Wednesday.

Hardy leads the Rebels with five sacks this season and has 26.5 for his career, but he's never been able to stay completely healthy. He played in only nine games last season and was limited by a stress fracture in his foot.

After thinking about turning pro, Hardy returned for his senior season and underwent offseason surgery on his foot. But he hurt his ankle in the opener against Memphis this season and hasn't been 100 percent. He's been used primarily on passing downs this season.

Ole Miss faces Tennessee at home on Saturday.

Injuries, durability questions, and a decrease in productivity are going to hurt him. Five sacks is very low for someone considered to be a first round prospect. I see him making a significant slide because of these factors.

Quintin Moses type slide?
I liked him last year but I have watched him play 4 games this year and he did not look impressive at all. I like Jerry Hughes better.
Originally posted by PatrickJira411:
I liked him last year but I have watched him play 4 games this year and he did not look impressive at all. I like Jerry Hughes better.

Brandon Graham, I feel, is a cut above both.

Graham splits double teams. Guys who get through even when they have two people put on them.. those are special players.
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
Originally posted by PatrickJira411:
I liked him last year but I have watched him play 4 games this year and he did not look impressive at all. I like Jerry Hughes better.

Brandon Graham, I feel, is a cut above both.

Graham splits double teams. Guys who get through even when they have two people put on them.. those are special players.

I like Derrick Morgan myself. Hardy might be a decent mid round pickup due to his durability concerns. Getting two pass rushers would not be the worst thing for this team.
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=4645940

Quote:
Ole Miss senior defensive end Greg Hardy may finish his college career on the sideline.

Hardy has a broken wrist and is expected to miss the remainder of the season, Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt told reporters prior to practice Wednesday.

Hardy leads the Rebels with five sacks this season and has 26.5 for his career, but he's never been able to stay completely healthy. He played in only nine games last season and was limited by a stress fracture in his foot.

After thinking about turning pro, Hardy returned for his senior season and underwent offseason surgery on his foot. But he hurt his ankle in the opener against Memphis this season and hasn't been 100 percent. He's been used primarily on passing downs this season.

Ole Miss faces Tennessee at home on Saturday.

Injuries, durability questions, and a decrease in productivity are going to hurt him. Five sacks is very low for someone considered to be a first round prospect. I see him making a significant slide because of these factors.

I don't see much of a slide at all. You know he's going to post some terrific numbers at the combine and campus workout, probably running in the 4.5's. As the most athletic DE/OLB in the draft, someone is going to bite in the first half of the first round.

That being said, I am not a big fan.
I've seen Hardy play a lot this year. Dude was playing in a few games and could barely walk even walk. Not even sure why they even had him in.

His lack of productivity is strictly due to his ankle injury. I'm not sure how many DE can get off the line of scrimage with a bad ankle.

But yeah he does get injured a lot.
Originally posted by MadDog49er:
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=4645940

Quote:
Ole Miss senior defensive end Greg Hardy may finish his college career on the sideline.

Hardy has a broken wrist and is expected to miss the remainder of the season, Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt told reporters prior to practice Wednesday.

Hardy leads the Rebels with five sacks this season and has 26.5 for his career, but he's never been able to stay completely healthy. He played in only nine games last season and was limited by a stress fracture in his foot.

After thinking about turning pro, Hardy returned for his senior season and underwent offseason surgery on his foot. But he hurt his ankle in the opener against Memphis this season and hasn't been 100 percent. He's been used primarily on passing downs this season.

Ole Miss faces Tennessee at home on Saturday.

Injuries, durability questions, and a decrease in productivity are going to hurt him. Five sacks is very low for someone considered to be a first round prospect. I see him making a significant slide because of these factors.

I don't see much of a slide at all. You know he's going to post some terrific numbers at the combine and campus workout, probably running in the 4.5's. As the most athletic DE/OLB in the draft, someone is going to bite in the first half of the first round.

That being said, I am not a big fan.

I guess I should say when I use the words "significant," I'm guessing an 8-10 pick slide out of the top 10. The earliest I see him going at this point is the 15-18 range. So, the first half is still feasible, but I think it'd be just barely inside the first half of the first round, if it did happen. Running anywhere in the 4.5's at 260+ is incredibly rare, so if he managed that I could see it.

I think if it was a one-time injury, it would be less of a concern, but over the course of his career he's suffered a crazy amount of injuries.

2007: Missed two games due to injury.
2008: Had surgery on the fifth metatarsal of his left foot.
2009: Foot still not healed. Injures ankle in season opener. Then injures arm. Then reaggrevates injury, breaking wrist, out for the year.

Hardy has actually never made it through a full season without injury.
I could see him slide down to the end of the 1st round/early second because his injuries have been so frequent and so devastating. If he can't make it through a college career without a billion injuries, you'd have to think he'd get dropped down or removed from a lot of teams' boards.
Before the season I saw Hardy as a potential top 10 pick and a legit NFL pass rusher. Now with the injury issues I cant see a player who will be durable enough to last a full 16 game NFL season and Hardy also has some character issues being suspended his junior year and even rumored to be kicked off the team. I'd take him in the second round but pass in the first.
I would be happy to take Eric Berry, OT, then in second round take Hardy
Originally posted by PatrickJira411:
I liked him last year but I have watched him play 4 games this year and he did not look impressive at all. I like Jerry Hughes better.

+1
Originally posted by msninerfan73:
I would be happy to take Eric Berry, OT, then in second round take Hardy

I'm sure we all would...but the chances of landing Berry or Hardy in the 2nd is just wishfull thinking imo.
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It seems highly probable that Hardy will be available in the second round, if not the third. How does everyone feel about drafting Hardy?
[ Edited by ramlive10 on Feb 1, 2010 at 5:29 PM ]
Originally posted by ramlive10:
It seems highly probable that Hardy will be available in the second round, if not the third. How does everyone feel about drafting Hardy?

He should definitely be there in the 2nd, and could very well be there in 3rd as well, especially if he doesn't impress at the combine/pro days.

He reminds me a lot of Ahmad Brooks in that he has all the talent in the world, but doesn't seem to have the work ethic/passion to live up to it. Like Brooks, there's a good chance that he'll spend a few frustrating years with the team that drafts him going through a slow development process, then need a change of scenery to fully realize his potential.

In other words, let someone else draft him and see what happens in a few years.