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L'Damian Washington

@mattbarrows: Done deal: ‪#‎49ers‬ cut WR Jonathan Baldwin for undrafted rookie ... http://t.co/xe9X0rhmWI


@mattbarrows: Arm watch: New #49ers WR L'Damian Washington has 33 3/8-inch arms. GM Trent Baalke a sucker for long arms and ACL tears.



Well, so much for Baldwin having a breakout yr. I guess you could say he broke out...kinda. This young man would sure make a story if he happened to make it.
http://www.bloggingtheboys.com/2014/5/11/5706164/dallas-cowboys-player-profile-nfl-draft-ldamian-washington-udfa-back-story-
  • DeUh
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Combine

Height 6037
Weight 195
40 Yrd Dash 4.38 (cbssports) 4.46 (nfl.com)
10 Yrd Dash 1.58
Bench 08
Vertical 32
Broad 09´07"
20 Yrd Shuttle 4.35
3-Cone Drill 7.19



Scouting Reports

STRENGTHS: Tall, athletic frame with easy joint flexibility...long arms and extends well to reel-in off-target throws...easy acceleration and release, wasting little time getting vertical with long strides - shows a second gear on downfield patterns...some lower body suddenness to burst out of his breaks...nice downfield adjustments, using his body well to gain position with natural body control and lean...legit deep threat and averaged 17.9 yards per catch as a senior...known as a team leader and pushes himself...good senior production with a team-best 893 receiving yards and double-digit receiving scores.

WEAKNESSES: Very thin-muscled and leaner-than-ideal for his height...needs to continue and get stronger, not as physical as he looks - added only 10 pounds since arriving in Columbia...not a natural hands-catcher and too many throws bounce off his mitts...displays some hip tightness and struggles to dip in/out of his breaks or be a consistent threat after the catch...struggles with the nuances of the position, including raw route running and poor field awareness - too many mental errors with his footwork along the sideline or at the top of his route...late to locate the ball and doesn't always appear on the same page as his QB or teammates - too much miscommunication...only average career production for a two-year starter with 100 career catches

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1700421/l



Strengths
Very good body and arm length. Outstanding timed speed. Can threaten vertically and has explosive, big-play ability. Very competitive. Emotional leader driven to succeed. Very hard worker. Willing blocker.

Weaknesses
Classic body-catcher with small, skillet hands -- consistently smothers and traps the ball. Does not track the deep ball well and adjustments look unnatural. Very inconsistent hand placement. Has a very skinny build and plays small in the run game -- does not finish blocks. A bit straight-linish -- not elusive after the catch. Tends to build to speed. Does not show a good feel for zones. Disappears for stretches. Could stand to improve beating the jam.

Bottom Line
A speed merchant with raw catching skills, Washington is still developing as a football player and has the type of determination to become a success story if he continues to refine his hands and work at the craft

http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/l'damian-washington?id=2543617



Draft War Room Thread

http://www.49erswebzone.com/forum/nfl-draft/176889-wr-ldamian-washington-missouri/
[ Edited by DeUh on Aug 3, 2014 at 4:11 PM ]
  • jimrat
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Sad story, hope dude makes it...........complete opposite of Baldwin
Originally posted by DeUh:
40 Yrd Dash 4.38 (cbssports) 4.46 (nfl.com)

ran a 4.39 at his pro day
Originally posted by WilliamDonovan:
http://www.bloggingtheboys.com/2014/5/11/5706164/dallas-cowboys-player-profile-nfl-draft-ldamian-washington-udfa-back-story-

Gotta watch the video.
jrg's dream come true......

BTW dude looks like Pastor Troy
Originally posted by Tru2RedNGold25:
jrg's dream come true......

BTW dude looks like Pastor Troy

Justin Smith, Aldon Smith, Blaine Gabbert, L'Damian Washington....keep em coming
  • mayo49
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I stopped reading when they said he has a hard time catching the ball.
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Niners Nation ‏@NinersNation

Your newest 49er is on Twitter: @Fe_Verdadera2 - Give him a welcome
I'm actually really excited about this. I think it shows what kind of weapons we are bringing in for Kaep.
Maybe Roman finally realized that we need more than big slow guys. Personally I thought Washington would benefit more in a spread than our offense, but I think he is the perfect backup for Stevie.
Baalke continues to amaze me
Originally posted by Jcool:
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L'Damian Washington® @Fe_Verdadera2 · 1h

"Everyone wants to shine bright like a diamond, but no one wants to get cut..." Headed to San Francisco #9erNation
Originally posted by mayo49:
I stopped reading when they said he has a hard time catching the ball.

Bad hands and not a great route runner, but he's big and fast. Apart from the skills needed to be a top-notch receiver, he's got it all.



Somewhere, jrg is fapping furiously.





I guess this means that Jon Baldwin is on his way to Seattle now.
[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on Aug 3, 2014 at 4:24 PM ]
Doesn't have the size? Probably because lost both parents and doesn't get good nutrition. Your body is still developing and growing at that age. Crazy. I like the speed though.