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Leroy Vann-NCAA Career Record Holder for Return TD's Is a Niner

A lot of the angles taken and tackling was aweful. We will only know how he will do in the preseason games...
Originally posted by LeadFarmer:
Originally posted by RedWaltz24:
My only concern is that there might not be room enough on the roster for a guy who only returns punts. I haven't heard anything about him being a great CB. So, a guy like Kyle Williams, who can play the slot and is a factor in the return game, may offer more value to the team.

Unless there are cuts, Williams would be our 6th WR. I can't find any highlights of his returns so I only assume he's not close to the level Vann is. That's why I would rather take Vann as our 6th CB or even a Slot WR project

Vann's return ability alone > than the handful of passes Williams would catch
Who held the record before him?
Originally posted by SybErkRimInAL:
Who held the record before him?

antonio perkins and wes welker
Originally posted by LeadFarmer:
Ill be pissed if Vann doesn't make the team after seeing what happened when we cut Rossum.

He was never heard from again and still hasn't been able to find a team willing to sign him?
Originally posted by Gavintech:
Originally posted by LeadFarmer:
Ill be pissed if Vann doesn't make the team after seeing what happened when we cut Rossum.

He was never heard from again and still hasn't been able to find a team willing to sign him?


Dallas signed him and on his first kick return I believe he got hurt. He's probably done now.



As far as Vann goes he will have to really wow us as a return specialist because I don't see him making it as a CB.

[ Edited by Gore_21 on Apr 26, 2010 at 11:55:11 ]
Originally posted by modninerfan:
f**k yeah... this guy should be our main PR/KR and have Ginn and Kyle Williams focus on being WR's

Crabtree
Morgan
Ginn
Hill
Williams

I say zeigler and jones get cut or williams goes to PS and Zeigler hangs on the team.

So happy with this pickup.
Originally posted by Gavintech:
Originally posted by LeadFarmer:
Ill be pissed if Vann doesn't make the team after seeing what happened when we cut Rossum.

He was never heard from again and still hasn't been able to find a team willing to sign him?

Your right it's much more exciting when you don't know if the punt will be caught or not

My point was that KR/PR is just as important as long snapper and deserves it's own roster spot. Rossum and Spurlock were cut because they couldn't contribute elsewhere. Keeping a 5th or 6th WR or CB over Vann is a terrible idea unless they can do what Vann Potentially can do.

[ Edited by LeadFarmer on Apr 26, 2010 at 14:16:01 ]
Originally posted by LeadFarmer:
Originally posted by Gavintech:
Originally posted by LeadFarmer:
Ill be pissed if Vann doesn't make the team after seeing what happened when we cut Rossum.

He was never heard from again and still hasn't been able to find a team willing to sign him?

Your right it's much more exciting when you don't know if the punt will be caught or not

My point was that KR/PR is just as important as long snapper and deserves it's own roster spot. Rossum and Spurlock were cut because they couldn't contribute elsewhere. Keeping a 5th or 6th WR or CB over Vann is a terrible idea unless they can do what Vann Potentially can do.

I agree they need a PR but at what cost? Do you want to cut a Good CB to keep vann or only have 4 WR and keep vann he is a 5'9" cb that ran 4.59 and 4.62 in the 40. Put him in to cover the slot WR and he is going to get burned. I know he is the record holder for punt Retruns Who did he do it agains he wasn't playing Florida and usc every week he was playing Winston-Salem State and Howard University who he returned 4 TD agains. Let see him play first and if he is that much better then anyone ells they have on the team I'll be all for him.
Kyle williams while having a good chance to make the team, better try and make it as a receiver.

Vann set the NCAA record with 11 combined TD returns. He had 58 career punt returns for 1,033 yards and 8 TDs and 81 kickoff returns for 1,973 yard and 3 TDs. Vann owns 5 NCAA return records, while tying another, and holds 9 school and conference return records. Oh, and he also plays cornerback. He has 107 tackles, 13.5 TFLs, 3 sacks and 2 INTs in his career as a defensive back. (Listen to what Vann has to say at the 2-min mark of the video below)

IMO this was the biggest steal in the draft getting the title holder for returns to the house.... undrafted

While I think, Ginn will return kicks, Vann I think has him beat for pr.

And as far as blount goes, did he really even have a shot here. I think mrob is fightin teeth and nails just for a st spot.
you forgot the video
Originally posted by fan49:
Kyle williams while having a good chance to make the team, better try and make it as a receiver.

Vann set the NCAA record with 11 combined TD returns. He had 58 career punt returns for 1,033 yards and 8 TDs and 81 kickoff returns for 1,973 yard and 3 TDs. Vann owns 5 NCAA return records, while tying another, and holds 9 school and conference return records. Oh, and he also plays cornerback. He has 107 tackles, 13.5 TFLs, 3 sacks and 2 INTs in his career as a defensive back. (Listen to what Vann has to say at the 2-min mark of the video below)

IMO this was the biggest steal in the draft getting the title holder for returns to the house.... undrafted

While I think, Ginn will return kicks, Vann I think has him beat for pr.

And as far as blount goes, did he really even have a shot here. I think mrob is fightin teeth and nails just for a st spot.

He does look like a steal, but...

The videos I seen look like pop warner teams that he's playing against.
Originally posted by 49AllTheTime:
Originally posted by fan49:
Kyle williams while having a good chance to make the team, better try and make it as a receiver.

Vann set the NCAA record with 11 combined TD returns. He had 58 career punt returns for 1,033 yards and 8 TDs and 81 kickoff returns for 1,973 yard and 3 TDs. Vann owns 5 NCAA return records, while tying another, and holds 9 school and conference return records. Oh, and he also plays cornerback. He has 107 tackles, 13.5 TFLs, 3 sacks and 2 INTs in his career as a defensive back. (Listen to what Vann has to say at the 2-min mark of the video below)

IMO this was the biggest steal in the draft getting the title holder for returns to the house.... undrafted

While I think, Ginn will return kicks, Vann I think has him beat for pr.

And as far as blount goes, did he really even have a shot here. I think mrob is fightin teeth and nails just for a st spot.

He does look like a steal, but...

The videos I seen look like pop warner teams that he's playing against.

yes completely different level of talent, will be interesting to see how he does in camp and preseason

if he could make the team and beast it like Hester did, he will most definitely be talked about as one of the steals of the draft
Originally posted by 49AllTheTime:
Originally posted by fan49:
Kyle williams while having a good chance to make the team, better try and make it as a receiver.

Vann set the NCAA record with 11 combined TD returns. He had 58 career punt returns for 1,033 yards and 8 TDs and 81 kickoff returns for 1,973 yard and 3 TDs. Vann owns 5 NCAA return records, while tying another, and holds 9 school and conference return records. Oh, and he also plays cornerback. He has 107 tackles, 13.5 TFLs, 3 sacks and 2 INTs in his career as a defensive back. (Listen to what Vann has to say at the 2-min mark of the video below)

IMO this was the biggest steal in the draft getting the title holder for returns to the house.... undrafted

While I think, Ginn will return kicks, Vann I think has him beat for pr.

And as far as blount goes, did he really even have a shot here. I think mrob is fightin teeth and nails just for a st spot.

He does look like a steal, but...

The videos I seen look like pop warner teams that he's playing against.

He makes the other players look like pop warner players.... just sayin,
I'll believe it when Vann returns punts against big boys. Personally I'm not surprised he went undrafted. He stands no chance at contributing as an NFL corner and he's too slow to be considered an elite return specialist. Hope he proves me wrong, but none of his returns are particularly electric given the competition he faced.