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Elvis Akpla - WR steal of the draft

Originally posted by BadgerHawk:
See some nice skills there. That catch is sick! Wonder about his separation speed at the pro level. I see him being a 6-7th rounder. Worth a shot. Definitely.

got nice seperation on trumaine johnson. Nice bust of seperation across the endzone for a score. His routes are crisp and relies more on his technique than his speed, though he can turn it on if necissary.
4.47 not too bad. not a 4.3 but he can run. id def. take a 6-7th risk on him
Originally posted by IdahoNiner:
Originally posted by Jesu80ncleats:

yea that same catch is posted in the OP. You found a beter quality video though. Guy has some of the best body control and hands of any WR i have seen coming out of college in a while. His highlights are full of catches that emphasis his body control.
Agreed,

I think what amazes me, are his route running and his body control. The routes he runs aren't for amateurs and he runs them as if hes a 10 year vet, dude is a stud for sure.
Originally posted by fan49:
4.47 not too bad. not a 4.3 but he can run. id def. take a 6-7th risk on him

He also ran a 4.38, i think its fair to say he has above avg. speed for a WR, with his route running and hip placement, he will have no problem getting separation from the elite cover guys of the NFL. Also with the degree of difficulty in some of the route designs that Montana St. uses, Akpla can play in any system IMO.
^^watch that video i posted of him running the route tree. He can run them all. And like i and you both said his body control is top notch.

Also he isaint afraid to lay the wood on defenders if he needs to.

Another thing that he was great doing is being a safety net for his QB. He never stops working for the football and if a play breaks down he has the instinct to adjust to the QB and improvise.

Top 15 long jumper in high school as well.

This kid is gonna make people regret passing on him.
Originally posted by Jesu80ncleats:
Originally posted by fan49:
4.47 not too bad. not a 4.3 but he can run. id def. take a 6-7th risk on him

He also ran a 4.38, i think its fair to say he has above avg. speed for a WR, with his route running and hip placement, he will have no problem getting separation from the elite cover guys of the NFL. Also with the degree of difficulty in some of the route designs that Montana St. uses, Akpla can play in any system IMO.

yea like i said he has plenty of speed, but its not what he relies on. he relies on solid technique and body control, but if necissary he can turn on the jets. He is also extremely fast off the LOS.
Originally posted by IdahoNiner:
^^Grow up. There are plenty of black people in the inland NW, as well as other minorities. You show your ignorance and personal prejudices just by posting something like that.

I was born and raised in CA btw.

Silly noob it was a joke
stupid name
Great skills ... i like hearing about under the radar guys-- i will definitely look out for him. Although i am banking on our line up to stay in tact as it is... who knows...???
Originally posted by IdahoNiner:
Again some of you are quick to show your ignorance and hate. Is the percentage high? no, but again folks from the city's seem to show their hatred, people out here just want to live and let live. If there are any prejudices up here it is based on ignorance, not on hate like in the citys.

Not to mention if your a black man, one of the only states where you stand a good chance to make the same amount as white men is montana, where they make 89% if not higher, the average wage of whites. Only 5 states can claim that, two of which are in the inland north west.

Your perceptions are ignorant.

s**t The first fur trading post in Montana was started by a black person.
Idaho niner you need to relax! turn your political correctness sensitivity down haha.

It wasn't hate, it was a joke.....a joke that's really not that far from being true.
According to the 2010 Census, 89.4% of the population was White (87.8% Non-Hispanic White Alone), 0.4% Black or African American
The real sleeper WR in this draft is Eric Page
Originally posted by Stanley:
Idaho niner you need to relax! turn your political correctness sensitivity down haha.

It wasn't hate, it was a joke.....a joke that's really not that far from being true.
According to the 2010 Census, 89.4% of the population was White (87.8% Non-Hispanic White Alone), 0.4% Black or African American
This is a football thread not a political thread, keep the race/political jokes out of it.


if you want to discuss politics here: http://www.foxnews.com/ http://www.cnn.com/ http://www.msnbc.msn.com/

If you want to be a comidean here: http://www.comedycentral.com/ http://collegehumor.com/ http://www.fark.com/
[ Edited by Jesu80ncleats on Apr 5, 2012 at 11:27 AM ]
This thread got off wrong. Sorry if anyone is offended by my posts here within. Can we please just get this thread back on topic?

AKPLA!

Originally posted by KowboyKiller:
AKPLA!