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KR/PR LeRoy Vann, Florida A & M

Originally posted by Tru2RedNGold25:
Originally posted by PTulini:
Watch the first video. He's a 49ers fan!

Maybe he can really convince Mike to draft this guy or at least sign him as a undrafted free agent

i rather roll the dice with this kid then Pacman i honestly thought before i read the whole story on brining in Pacman, i thought they where going to try him at CB but if they want to try him at returner NO THANKS

just go with this flashy kid

plus like PT pointed out he was a 49ers fan you know we wants to don that red & gold!!

Agree. I like what I have read & seen of this kid. Very explosive returning the ball.
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
I would be okay with taking Vann in the 5th and beyond. However, I might prefer taking Akwasi Owusu-Ansah if he falls in a better value area between the 3rd-4th.

As long as we land some playmakers, I'll be satisfied.

If you go by Kevin Lynch's article on McCloughan's preference for Bigger and Faster, then Owusu-Ansah would be the guy. Either way, get us some playmakers, Scotty.
I'm liking this guy! He just shoots up the middle. 5th round sounds about right. Also, I really wouldn't want to have my star player returning punts.... Look what to our 8 million dollar man last year! (Nate)
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To the couple of posters questioning this kids level of competition, take a look at the amount of D-1AA players excelling at the NFL level. And as for the "U" question...he had inferior blocking and still had over 200 yards in returns on them, always making the first guy missed(all that a returner is asked to in the NFL). Obviosly the scouts and GMs who get paid to evaluate talet arent too concerned with his level of competition. Check the link, he had a private workout with the Jaguars today! Go 49ers!

http://jacksonville.com/interact/blog/michael_c_wright/2010-03-15/source_jags_will_conduct_private_workout_today_with_famus_
Originally posted by tanya18k:
To the couple of posters questioning this kids level of competition, take a look at the amount of D-1AA players excelling at the NFL level. And as for the "U" question...he had inferior blocking and still had over 200 yards in returns on them, always making the first guy missed(all that a returner is asked to in the NFL). Obviosly the scouts and GMs who get paid to evaluate talet arent too concerned with his level of competition. Check the link, he had a private workout with the Jaguars today! Go 49ers!

http://jacksonville.com/interact/blog/michael_c_wright/2010-03-15/source_jags_will_conduct_private_workout_today_with_famus_

You contradicted your self. So the historically black league has NFL talent but you automatically assume that FAMU has inferior blocking to the "U". Also, how many NFL players from Div 1 AA schools played kick or punt coverage in college? Probably not many. Also, 200 yds on 10 returns 9 of which where kickoffs is 20 yds/return which is not that impressive plus if you watched the highlight film I would actually say that FAMU had some pretty good blockers and a pretty good blocking scheme. So having a returner get to the 20 yd line on kickoffs against the only team they played that has NFL talent or future NFL talent on their kick coverage team is not that impressive to me.

Finally, if the scouts are concerned with his level of competition then why isn't he projected in the 2nd round where Hester or Tim Dwight or other college guys that projected primarily as returners in the NFL? If he last until the 7th then I would say that the scouts have a bunch of concerns about him and it won't be concerns with lack of production.
If the 49ers draft him, they will have a Carr and a Vann.
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His stat againsts the "U" - 1 punt return for 15 yards, 9 kickoff returners for 191 (21.2 avg) yards and a long of 39 yards. Not too shabby, seeing as on 2 of the K/O returns, the "U' players had to grab his dreads from BEHIND to prevent him from breaking it. I don't understand why you're so hard on this kid. I said that there are plenty of D-1AA players that excel at the NFL level, not that their units were on par with D-1A units. All I'm saying is the kid has more talent than you give him credit for, don't knock him for what school he went to...you never know what reasons lead to that decision. I'm sure Randy Moss didn't want to get kicked out of FSU and have to attend Marshall either. There are returners all arond the NFL from schools like McNeese St, S. Dakota St., Morgan St.......none of which put up the records that Leroy did in college. BTW- Tim Dwight was a fourth round pick....I just hope the kid doesnt become a productive NFL returner for a team other than the 49ers.
[ Edited by tanya18k on Mar 16, 2010 at 11:59 AM ]
Singletary Scouting Tour watches Leroy Vann's Workout

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It isn't every day that an NFL head coach visits the Florida A&M University campus.

According to a source with knowledge of the situation, San Francisco 49ers coach Mike Singletary as well as a sizable contingent of 49ers coaches and scouts observed elusive kick returner LeRoy Vann during his Pro Day workout today at FAMU in Tallahassee, Fla.

Besides the 49ers' presence on the heels of Vann's private workout Monday with a Jacksonville Jaguars special-teams coach, Vann's campus workout was also observed by the following NFL teams: the Oakland Raiders, New Orleans Saints, Tennessee Titans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Jaguars, Pittsburgh Steelers, Indianapolis Colts, Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants, Chicago Bears, Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots.

On a soggy, rough surface, Vann was recorded in the 40-yard dash in the 4.5 range by several NFL scouts.

Vann has run in the 4.4 range previously, but we're told NFL teams weren't concerned about the time due to the conditions.

The 5-foot-8, 185-pounder bench pressed 225 pounds 16 times, had an unofficial 10-4 broad jump and a 35-inch vertical leap.

NFL teams are evaluating Vann as a cornerback, slot receiver and as a return specialist.

He's set to visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on April 8.

On Monday, Jaguars assistant special teams coach worked Nate Koczor worked out Vann.

Vann owns the NCAA career record with 11 returns for touchdowns, returning eight punts and three kickoffs for scores.

Vann returned a punt 81 yards for a touchdown during the HBCU Bowl game.
I definetely think we are gonna take a player like Vann in the draft for our team.
Originally posted by SFL49ER:
Lets hope the Raiders dont get ahold of his highlights. He'll be gone in the second round

Yea no kidding that wouldn't surprise no one really! But yet again we need this kid in our team looks like an explosive and athletic player we need in special teams! Pick him in the 4th shoot!
Originally posted by tohara3:
I definetely think we are gonna take a player like Vann in the draft for our team.
With so many options at return specialist (RS), why would we draft Spiller in the first? I can't believe I am asking that question, but this draft class maybe too rich at #13 and #17 to go for Spiller.

The only way I see Spiller becoming a 49er is at the #17 spot only. They will not draft him at #13, IMO. Right now, I see D. Morgan, J. Haden, T. Williams, and D. Williams going before Spiller. No matter what, it will be BPA!

RS is a definite need, but where? I love this kid Vann. Heck, I just want a true RS to give us some explosive returns for our buck.

The last cat I can remember scoring a TD on ST was Otis Amey, the cat from Sac State against the Rams way back when.

Spiller....
Originally posted by SoCal9er:
If the 49ers draft him, they will have a Carr and a Vann.

MEAC in the house
maybe not the same subject. but i wanted chris johnson when he got drafted, but many people thought he wasnt good enough to do that much in the nfl. those hilights looked good, ill take him