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Victor Hampton CB South Carolina

This dude ran a pedestrian 4.69 at the combine, but really helped himself at his pro day by being timed as low as 4.43. http://walterfootball.com/proday.php

He's a very good football player. Can cover, hit, is quick with good change of direction skills. Has some off the field issues. He looked VERY smooth in his positional drills at the combine.

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If we don't draft Verrett or Joyner in the first couple rounds, I wouldn't mind taking this guy in the third or fourth. Could see him being a good slot corner or safety in the NFL.
Originally posted by pwillis52beasty:
This dude ran a pedestrian 4.69 at the combine, but really helped himself at his pro day by being timed as low as 4.43. http://walterfootball.com/proday.php

He's a very good football player. Can cover, hit, is quick with good change of direction skills. Has some off the field issues. He looked VERY smooth in his positional drills at the combine.

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If we don't draft Verrett or Joyner in the first couple rounds, I wouldn't mind taking this guy in the third or fourth. Could see him being a good slot corner or safety in the NFL.

I have him in my mock i posted on here

I think he would be a GREAT pick up as well
One of the surprising things about this guy though is I don't see him getting drafted until mid6/7 round.
I consider him a steal if anything else. He has the capability of running 4.4, ran slow at the combine. I'm a huge gamecock fan and this guy has potential, he just needs to quit being an idiot.
Originally posted by Quest4six:
Originally posted by pwillis52beasty:
This dude ran a pedestrian 4.69 at the combine, but really helped himself at his pro day by being timed as low as 4.43. http://walterfootball.com/proday.php

He's a very good football player. Can cover, hit, is quick with good change of direction skills. Has some off the field issues. He looked VERY smooth in his positional drills at the combine.

https

If we don't draft Verrett or Joyner in the first couple rounds, I wouldn't mind taking this guy in the third or fourth. Could see him being a good slot corner or safety in the NFL.

I have him in my mock i posted on here

I think he would be a GREAT pick up as well
One of the surprising things about this guy though is I don't see him getting drafted until mid6/7 round.
I consider him a steal if anything else. He has the capability of running 4.4, ran slow at the combine. I'm a huge gamecock fan and this guy has potential, he just needs to quit being an idiot.

Cool so you've seen him play a lot. What exactly do you like about him so much?
Originally posted by pwillis52beasty:
Cool so you've seen him play a lot. What exactly do you like about him so much?


Well, starting off would be his on the field attitude. (Off the field is another story)
He plays with this sort of confidence/arrogance that reminds me a lot of Sherman (as much as I hate to admit it)

I can't tell you how many dropped passes I saw because of the punishment he would lay down on people who got receptions around him. Seriously if you watch most 4th quarter games wide recievers and tight ends usually looked around or knew where he was while they were catching the ball.

He is the kind of CB who plays all out, has a reckless streak and I've seen him sacrifice his body many times. How he didn't sustain a major injury during his time here is crazy.
Also, for his frame (5'9 200lbs) he is freakishly strong. I didn't want Verrett at first because I couldn't picture him tackling Lynch or an NFL RB. That changed when I saw HaptoBut Hampton and Verrett both carry this sort of "toughness" that I feel is a requirement to play on our team.




In short, he is a ball-hawking, hard hitting, freakishly strong CB who needs to work on being less physical (seriously) and focus more on pass protection. He has the tools to achieve this, you can just tell that he looks for the big hit and takes pleasure in punishing opposing players.


[ Edited by Quest4six on Apr 2, 2014 at 8:31 PM ]
Lol he f**ked that QB up. Nice breakdown
Don't trust many early entry guys with more red flags than a Weekend of Spanish bullfighting. Count me out on him. Lots of ability, but don't see the mental makeup to be anything more than a dime corner.
[ Edited by MadDog49er on Apr 2, 2014 at 9:11 PM ]
Originally posted by MadDog49er:
Don't trust many early entry guys with more red flags than a Weekend of Spanish bullfighting. Count me out on him. Lots of ability, but don't see the mental makeup to be anything more than a dime corner.

This is actually why I love him.

Nobody is questioning his ability, its all about the mental game.
If he can stay smart, and keep his off field issues in check he will be an NFL CB.
I think in our system, and with our leaders like P. Willy and the attitude we have in the locker room

San Fran is home for Hampton
Well we can cross him off the list




http://m.nydailynews.com/1.1757255#bmb=1
Yes, he isn't going to be a 49er.


http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/usc-footballers-wanted-questioning-nyc-club-beating-article-1.1757255
As stated two weeks before, can't trust the dude. A pretty decent chance he goes undrafted. Would love to see how many teams have already taken him off their boards. Got to think it is a lot.
What are ya'll talking about? He's even a better fit now for our Thug ass team
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Originally posted by Quest4six:
Originally posted by MadDog49er:
Don't trust many early entry guys with more red flags than a Weekend of Spanish bullfighting. Count me out on him. Lots of ability, but don't see the mental makeup to be anything more than a dime corner.

This is actually why I love him.

Nobody is questioning his ability, its all about the mental game.
If he can stay smart, and keep his off field issues in check he will be an NFL CB.
I think in our system, and with our leaders like P. Willy and the attitude we have in the locker room

San Fran is home for Hampton

I think the idea that this locker room can change these kids is overrated. For every Alex Boone there is an Aldon Smith. Aldon had a perfect situation here. He had a mentor for just about every positive attribute:

Justin Smith for work ethic
Patrick Willis for integrity
Alex Boone for an example of how to beat a troubled past

Still, Aldon has been on a decline since he entered the league. If this kid doesn't want to grow up, nothing can be done.
Not sure why this was not picked up by most of the media, but Hampton was also recently arrested for having a verbal argument with his sister. The authorities were called out, he wouldn't settle down when they arrived, so they hauled him in.
Ain't happening. Another head case won't help the Niners woes, no matter how talented he may be.
Has he signed anywhere yet? I wish he would have stayed in school one more year and stayed out of trouble