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Am I trippin or is this the guy who was kind of known to be a dirty player?
I think this guy has a future here!
I could see him becoming a positionless offensive weapon--slot wr/h-back/fullback/wildcat qb. He has obvious traits that Shanahan values both in terms of ability and mentality. He can fit into some of our more creative offensive packages.
What if Shanahan sends out a position group of Kittle, Hurd, Deebo, Aiyuk, Jennings--How does a d-coordinator respond to that? We could line up in 21 formation or Zero formation with equal ease, and with YAC monsters all over the field!
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Originally posted by SteveWallacesHelmet:
Am I trippin or is this the guy who was kind of known to be a dirty player?

We are going to have to accept the circus catches plus the penalties.

He's going to throw a punch or two during the season
Originally posted by SteveWallacesHelmet:
Am I trippin or is this the guy who was kind of known to be a dirty player?

He got suspended for trying to stomp on a dude's head last season so yeah he's a bit of a hothead. That is something that will need to be addressed, otherwise he's just a pure effort guy, gives 100% in everything he does, whether blocking, running routes or trying to pick up yards after the catch. He's so freaking physical, you don't see WR's that relish blowing someone up the way he does. He's a strong safety that happens to play WR.
In drafting Jennings, why is Pettis still on the roster.
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Originally posted by TD49ers:
In drafting Jennings, why is Pettis still on the roster.

What is your suggestion? He's not going to be cut before camp
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Originally posted by SteveWallacesHelmet:
Am I trippin or is this the guy who was kind of known to be a dirty player?

We are going to have to accept the circus catches plus the penalties.

He's going to throw a punch or two during the season

I'll take it if blocks the same way in college at this level. Just devastating blocking. Good grief.
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Originally posted by Nastastical:
I know Lynch and Kyle were excited asf that he was still on the board this late. He's not fast, but he plays with that bully mentality like Boldin. We got a bunch of dogs at WR now... and Pettis.

Pettis is a tennis player.




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Every championship team needs that mean dude that sticks up for his team. Hopefully he's our guy.

https://theathletic.com/1727831/2020/04/07/dane-brugler-nfl-draft-guide-2020-the-beast/

STRENGTHS: Sturdy, well-built frame with decent length…one of the physically toughest wide receiver prospects in recent memory…dominant on slants, using his body to shield defenders…keeps his legs pumping as a ball carrier to carry tacklers…runs through contact and led all FBS receivers with 30 missed tackles in 2019…patient routes to set up double moves, freeing himself with tempo…does just enough to give himself space to operate as a route runner…slick adjustment skills on throws outside his frame, extending to pluck…plays with a nasty edge and the competitive spirit that translates to production…loyal, genuine individual and developed more of a leadership voice as a senior…consistently productive, setting career-bests as a senior.



WEAKNESSES: Long, strong strides, but speed is not a strength to his game…wild movements before and after the catch, lacking sink and coordination at the break point…needs to get better with his hands to beat press…will have bouts of inconsistency as the catch point, leading to double-catches and drops…should be a better blocker considering his size and grit, but lacks proper technique in this area, leading to holds and blown assignments…showed growth with his personal and football character his final two seasons, but described as "loose cannon" by scouts because of his emotionally immaturity — suspended by the SEC for the first half of the Gator Bowl after stepping on the face of a Vanderbilt player on the sideline (November 2019), which he called an accident…temporarily dismissed from the program after an expletive-laced tirade on social media (November 2017)…missed the 2017 season after suffering a dislocated left wrist, requiring surgery (September 2017); required off-season knee surgery (Summer 2019).


SUMMARY: A four-year starter, Jennings was an inside and outside receiver in offensive coordinator Jim Chaney's pro-style scheme. Despite arriving as a quarterback, he finished his Vols' career top-five in school history in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns. With his impressive physical ingredients, Jennings was basically a post player for the Vols' offense (68.5% of his targets came over the middle of the field in 2019), but he is also a much better YAC player than expected (led the team with 17 offensive plays of 20-plus yards in 2019) due to his powerful strides and competitive nature. While he introduces subtle moves mid-route, he isn't a quick-twitch player in his patterns, limiting his upside as an outside or deep target. Overall, Jennings has only average top-end speed and will struggle to get on top of NFL-level cornerbacks, but his combination of size, physicality and finishing skills make him a unique playmaker, projecting as a "big" slot target.

GRADE: 5th Round
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:

https://theathletic.com/1727831/2020/04/07/dane-brugler-nfl-draft-guide-2020-the-beast/

STRENGTHS: Sturdy, well-built frame with decent length…one of the physically toughest wide receiver prospects in recent memory…dominant on slants, using his body to shield defenders…keeps his legs pumping as a ball carrier to carry tacklers…runs through contact and led all FBS receivers with 30 missed tackles in 2019…patient routes to set up double moves, freeing himself with tempo…does just enough to give himself space to operate as a route runner…slick adjustment skills on throws outside his frame, extending to pluck…plays with a nasty edge and the competitive spirit that translates to production…loyal, genuine individual and developed more of a leadership voice as a senior…consistently productive, setting career-bests as a senior.



WEAKNESSES: Long, strong strides, but speed is not a strength to his game…wild movements before and after the catch, lacking sink and coordination at the break point…needs to get better with his hands to beat press…will have bouts of inconsistency as the catch point, leading to double-catches and drops…should be a better blocker considering his size and grit, but lacks proper technique in this area, leading to holds and blown assignments…showed growth with his personal and football character his final two seasons, but described as "loose cannon" by scouts because of his emotionally immaturity — suspended by the SEC for the first half of the Gator Bowl after stepping on the face of a Vanderbilt player on the sideline (November 2019), which he called an accident…temporarily dismissed from the program after an expletive-laced tirade on social media (November 2017)…missed the 2017 season after suffering a dislocated left wrist, requiring surgery (September 2017); required off-season knee surgery (Summer 2019).


SUMMARY: A four-year starter, Jennings was an inside and outside receiver in offensive coordinator Jim Chaney's pro-style scheme. Despite arriving as a quarterback, he finished his Vols' career top-five in school history in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns. With his impressive physical ingredients, Jennings was basically a post player for the Vols' offense (68.5% of his targets came over the middle of the field in 2019), but he is also a much better YAC player than expected (led the team with 17 offensive plays of 20-plus yards in 2019) due to his powerful strides and competitive nature. While he introduces subtle moves mid-route, he isn't a quick-twitch player in his patterns, limiting his upside as an outside or deep target. Overall, Jennings has only average top-end speed and will struggle to get on top of NFL-level cornerbacks, but his combination of size, physicality and finishing skills make him a unique playmaker, projecting as a "big" slot target.

GRADE: 5th Round

You are getting me excited over a 7th rounder. Stop it sir.
He should make it over Pettis because hes got the right attitude I look for in a receiver
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