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S Dezmen Southward Wisconsin

Trent Baalke was at Wisconsin pro day to watch this kid who stole the show!!! It was a huge day for Southward, who did not receive medical clearance to run or do any drills at the scouting combine in Indianapolis two weeks ago. He claims an x-ray was mistakenly diagnosed as a fracture in the C-5 vertebra – "I've never injured my neck before in my career," he said – and he was told just hours before his scheduled drills in Indy that he'd have to sit out.

After the combine, he sent his x-rays to specialists around the country, including Dr. Bob Watkins, the surgeon who operated on Peyton Manning's neck. He was cleared by everyone, learned he indeed does not have a fractured vertebra, and he finally got to display his "freakish" athletic ability for the pro scouts.

6'1" 210
40 4.31 - 4.38
vertical jump of 42 inches
broad jump of 10 feet, 5 inches
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Edit: haha just checked WF....

Baalke was the ONLY GM there and jared abbrederis didn't even have a WR coach on hand
[ Edited by sfout on Mar 5, 2014 at 5:56 PM ]
Originally posted by sfout:
Edit: haha just checked WF....

Baalke was the ONLY GM there and jared abbrederis didn't even have a WR coach on hand

yea and at mike evans workout was a 49ers scout NOT even a coach
Originally posted by sfout:
Edit: haha just checked WF....

Baalke was the ONLY GM there and jared abbrederis didn't even have a WR coach on hand

Matts said Baalke was at Wisconsin pro day, while Malaspina was at A&M's. Makes someone at Wisconsin seem important.
Originally posted by WRATHman44:
Originally posted by sfout:
Edit: haha just checked WF....

Baalke was the ONLY GM there and jared abbrederis didn't even have a WR coach on hand

Matts said Baalke was at Wisconsin pro day, while Malaspina was at A&M's. Makes someone at Wisconsin seem important.

Abbrederis :)
Originally posted by RollinWith21n52:
Originally posted by WRATHman44:
Originally posted by sfout:
Edit: haha just checked WF....

Baalke was the ONLY GM there and jared abbrederis didn't even have a WR coach on hand

Matts said Baalke was at Wisconsin pro day, while Malaspina was at A&M's. Makes someone at Wisconsin seem important.

Abbrederis :)

possible but this safety is very intriguing to bad for his incident couldn't participate in the combine
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Originally posted by RollinWith21n52:
Originally posted by WRATHman44:
Originally posted by sfout:
Edit: haha just checked WF....

Baalke was the ONLY GM there and jared abbrederis didn't even have a WR coach on hand

Matts said Baalke was at Wisconsin pro day, while Malaspina was at A&M's. Makes someone at Wisconsin seem important.

Abbrederis :)

From WF

Trent Baalke of the San Francisco 49ers was the only GM on hand and surprisingly there were no receiver coaches for Jared Abbrederis.

EDIT: While re-reading it, it does mean that no NFL WR coaches were on hand, makes that a real head scratcher.

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Baalke being at the pro day doesn't mean much. I would agree with the OP that he was likely their for the Safety, Baalke has a history of scouting late rounders in person and letting scouts do the dirty work on more obvious top tier talent. Which explains a scouts presence at the A&M pro day.
[ Edited by sfout on Mar 5, 2014 at 6:15 PM ]
Originally posted by sfout:
Originally posted by RollinWith21n52:
Originally posted by WRATHman44:
Originally posted by sfout:
Edit: haha just checked WF....

Baalke was the ONLY GM there and jared abbrederis didn't even have a WR coach on hand

Matts said Baalke was at Wisconsin pro day, while Malaspina was at A&M's. Makes someone at Wisconsin seem important.

Abbrederis :)

What I'm saying is according to WF...Wisconsin's WRs coach wasn't at their pro day. At least that is how it reads to me. Here is the direct text.

Trent Baalke of the San Francisco 49ers was the only GM on hand and surprisingly there were no receiver coaches for Jared Abbrederis.

So either no team sent a WR coach to work with him or Wisconsin didn't have their coach(es) on hand. Either way that is a real head scratcher.

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Baalke being at the pro day doesn't mean much. I would agree with the OP that he was likely their for the Safety, Baalke has a history of scouting late rounders in person and letting scouts do the dirty work on more obvious top tier talent. Which explains a scouts presence at the A&M pro day.

I read it the second way, no teams sent a WR coach to work out Abbrederis.

Edit: I mean the first way, lol. I can't count to 2, but I can count backwards from potato.
[ Edited by WRATHman44 on Mar 5, 2014 at 8:00 PM ]
The Badgers have a couple players at 49ers need positions. Abbredaris, Southward, Beau Allen (NT), Ryan Groy (OG) could have 49ers interest. Plus Trent may have stopped back home. He's a Wisconsinite.
Thanx! Another late ro6nder Ill have my eyes ooen for
Very impressive measureables. Is he any good at football though? I read he didn't start playing until his senior year in high school and is still kind of raw. Maybe he could develop into something really good.
Originally posted by pwillis52beasty:
Very impressive measureables. Is he any good at football though? I read he didn't start playing until his senior year in high school and is still kind of raw. Maybe he could develop into something really good.

Yep very raw, those measurables does not translate on the field. It will get him drafted though
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Originally posted by WRATHman44:
I read it the second way, no teams sent a WR coach to work out Abbrederis.

Edit: I mean the first way, lol. I can't count to 2, but I can count backwards from potato.

Post a link and we can read the article for ourselves.

Here is what Brandt had to say.

Dezmen Southward, FS (6-foot-0 7/8, 212) â€" Southward was in Indianapolis for the combine, but did not work out due to a medical exclusion. At Wisconsin’s pro day, he ran the 40 in 4.41 and 4.38 seconds (times that would have placed Southward at the top of his position group at the combine). He had a 42-inch vertical jump and a 10-4 broad jump (the vertical number would also have been the best among safeties at the combine). He had a 4.41-second short shuttle, a 11.50 60-yard long shuttle time, and did the three-cone drill in 6.73 and 6.50 seconds.

Wisconsin’s pro day was very well organized and everybody was very pleased with how smoothly it went.

http://blogs.nfl.com/category/pro-days/

Dezman Southward soars at Badgers pro day
There's a lot more to playing in the NFL than just running and jumping, but after posting numbers between 4.31 and 4.38 seconds in the 40-yard dash and 10 feet, 5 inches in the broad jump.

"That never hurts anything," Southward said of testing that well. "I think I definitely wanted to come out and show how explosive i was, how fast I was, the way I could move to adjust to the ball and I did all of those things today. I look forward to continuing to show that."

To put Southward's numbers in perspective, the fastest defensive back at the combine was Oklahoma State's Justin Gilbert, who ran the 40 in an official 4.37 seconds. The highest vertical jump was 41.5 inches by Nebraska's Stanley Jean-Baptiste. Southward's broad jump would have ranked tied for ninth.

Southward said he did not hear his times for his 3-cone drill and short shuttle. He did not perform the bench press.


It's worth noting that players often run faster when they're timed by stop watches on their home turf instead of the electronic timer at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. But the 42-inch vertical and 10-5 broad jump are not venue specific and they show just how much juice Southward has in his legs.


http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/sports/248623341.html
He's the 10th rated S on Walter's Football draft prospect list...sounds like he's been an under-the-radar guy. Even if Whitner re-signs, I'd sure be willing to see Baalke take this guy. That said, I like Bucannon quite a bit, too, but he'd be an earlier round guy.
Interesting talent, but Spillman is also an impressive athlete, isn't he? They trust him in goal line situations, but they'd prefer Dahl ( ) in the middle of the field. Some guys are natural in coverage and don't hesitate when the ball's in the air. Is this guy one of those?