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Crawford in the NFL?

Postby technoCat on Fri Apr 17, 2009 3:43 pm

Looking over some of the prospects at rb for the upcoming draft:
http://cfn.scout.com/2/840193.html

Many of them are 5'8" - 5'10" with about the same size as crawford, and they are way slower! We all know that Crawford is durable, I don't remember him missing a single play because of injury. There have to be some teams looking at him right?
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Re: Crawford in the NFL?

Postby CapitalCityCat on Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:42 pm

I certainly think he's put up the numbers to get a shot at a free agent contract. Hell of a 40 time, impressive number of bench reps, very quick times in the shuttle and cone drills, and we all know from watching him what he can do on the field to make opposing players miss.

But I found this tidbit on another draft site, which made me wonder.... will he even get a fair shot?

http://cdsdraft.com/profile.php?id=3552

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Productive back at the FCS level. Had a terrific senior season, rushing for over 1300 yards.

Stole the show as the lone Bobcat at the U of Montana's Pro Day putting up 24 bench reps, running 4.47/4.50, doing an amazing 6.40 3-cone, a 33" VJ, and a 9'5" broad jump.

LATE NOTE: Also performed at the UC-Berkeley Pro Day, running 4.39 and 4.44 with a 4.38 short shuttle and an 11.81 long shuttle until (reportedly) Cal Head Coach Jeff Tedford noticed he was there and asked him to leave because "we are full."
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Re: Crawford in the NFL?

Postby TIrwin24 on Sat Apr 18, 2009 9:44 am

CapitalCityCat wrote:
Overview
Productive back at the FCS level. Had a terrific senior season, rushing for over 1300 yards.

Stole the show as the lone Bobcat at the U of Montana's Pro Day putting up 24 bench reps, running 4.47/4.50, doing an amazing 6.40 3-cone, a 33" VJ, and a 9'5" broad jump.

LATE NOTE: Also performed at the UC-Berkeley Pro Day, running 4.39 and 4.44 with a 4.38 short shuttle and an 11.81 long shuttle until (reportedly) Cal Head Coach Jeff Tedford noticed he was there and asked him to leave because "we are full."

What the hell is that about?!?
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Re: Crawford in the NFL?

Postby technoCat on Sun Apr 19, 2009 3:39 pm

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CapitalCityCat wrote:
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Productive back at the FCS level. Had a terrific senior season, rushing for over 1300 yards.

Stole the show as the lone Bobcat at the U of Montana's Pro Day putting up 24 bench reps, running 4.47/4.50, doing an amazing 6.40 3-cone, a 33" VJ, and a 9'5" broad jump.

LATE NOTE: Also performed at the UC-Berkeley Pro Day, running 4.39 and 4.44 with a 4.38 short shuttle and an 11.81 long shuttle until (reportedly) Cal Head Coach Jeff Tedford noticed he was there and asked him to leave because "we are full."

What the hell is that about?!?


What was he stealing the show from some Cal players or something? How could they ask him to leave mid workout? :x
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Re: Crawford in the NFL?

Postby SaxCat on Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:22 am

The coach is doing what any program would ask of him, protecting the chances and interests of his kids. The more athletes he gets into the pros, the better it reflects on his program. He wants to see his athletes in the pros and if that means making sure that some guy from the sticks doesn't get to be seen at your workouts because he may or may not be outshining your guys so be it.

College and pro football have become very self centered and at the end of the day it is all about protecting your own interests.
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Re: Crawford in the NFL?

Postby technoCat on Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:26 am

SaxCat1985 wrote:The coach is doing what any program would ask of him, protecting the chances and interests of his kids. The more athletes he gets into the pros, the better it reflects on his program. He wants to see his athletes in the pros and if that means making sure that some guy from the sticks doesn't get to be seen at your workouts because he may or may not be outshining your guys so be it.

College and pro football have become very self centered and at the end of the day it is all about protecting your own interests.


I could understand not letting him work out, but making him leave in the middle?! That's bush league, i don't care who you are.
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Re: Crawford in the NFL?

Postby wbtfg on Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:29 pm

I assume DC has an agent…anyone know who it is?
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Re: Crawford in the NFL?

Postby CapitalCityCat on Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:49 pm

More on Crawford....

http://collegefootballinsiders.blogspot ... garda.html

San Jose State: As was the case for California’s Pro Day on Wednesday, I made the trip to San Jose to attend the Spartans’ workout. It was a very efficiently run day, a credit to both the excellent staff at San Jose State and the NFL scouts in attendance. I counted 20 teams there, represented by about 35 scouts and player personnel. On top of that, both Carolina Head Coach John Fox and new Jets Head Coach Rex Ryan were there. That’s quite an achievement for a program that not that long ago was fighting to stay alive.

The day was split into two halves, the earlier portion dedicated to players from San Jose State itself, while the latter was given over to visiting players from Cal-Poly, UC Davis, Sacramento State and a few other small schools.

The second half of the day featured a very good workout for Cal-Poly wide receiver Ramses Barden. Barden smoked his Combine 40 time with a 4.5/4.58 and had a good effort of 10’2” in the broad jump. Barden, watched closely by Panthers Coach John Fox, looked good in all his workout drills and caught the ball very well in his position workout. Another player I am curious about after his workout was Montana State running back Demetrius Crawford. Crawford looked awfully quick in his 40 with a 4.44/4.45 (I clocked him at a 4.39) :shock: and overall looked solid in his drills. While he is likely going to find it difficult to catch on in the Draft, he might carve himself out a spot late in the Draft or as a street free agent. If he gets that chance, I think he could surprise some people, though I have to look at the film on him now that I have seen him live, albeit in shorts not pads.
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Re: Crawford in the NFL?

Postby Bay Area Cat on Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:57 pm

I can't imagine seeing his tapes will make this guy any less impressed with Crawford (as his highlight reels are very impressive) ... so if he does follow up and do more research on him, he may well become a nice advocate!
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Re: Crawford in the NFL?

Postby BDizzle on Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:57 pm

Oh so it looks like he wasn't necessarily asked to leave. Seems like it was planned. Still a very impressive workout. Good job DC.
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Re: Crawford in the NFL?

Postby CapitalCityCat on Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:47 am

BDizzle wrote:Oh so it looks like he wasn't necessarily asked to leave. Seems like it was planned. Still a very impressive workout. Good job DC.


I'm not sure which workout you're referring to, but it does appear that he was asked to leave the workout at Cal (probably because he put up more impressive stats than the Cal players). This last one I posted was at San Jose State.

So, it looks like he's ran a 4.39, 4.44 (x2), and a 4.45 in these two workouts alone.
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Re: Crawford in the NFL?

Postby CapitalCityCat on Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:47 am

Bay Area Cat wrote:I can't imagine seeing his tapes will make this guy any less impressed with Crawford (as his highlight reels are very impressive) ... so if he does follow up and do more research on him, he may well become a nice advocate!



It's all "production value" :wink:
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Re: Crawford in the NFL?

Postby Old Skool Cat on Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:50 am

Here's a great site for NFL prospects (they have some of DC's stats updated):
http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/ds ... &genpos=RB

Earlier, I posted that DC put up 24 reps at 225 lbs. at the UM Pro Day. That was better than everyone there, even all the UM linemen. At the UC Pro Day, he bettered that by pressing 27 reps. This young man is incredibly strong, quick, and intelligent. If anyone gives him a shot in the NFL, I believe they will be getting a diamond in the rough.
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Re: Crawford in the NFL?

Postby BDizzle on Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:39 pm

CapitalCityCat wrote:
BDizzle wrote:Oh so it looks like he wasn't necessarily asked to leave. Seems like it was planned. Still a very impressive workout. Good job DC.


I'm not sure which workout you're referring to, but it does appear that he was asked to leave the workout at Cal (probably because he put up more impressive stats than the Cal players). This last one I posted was at San Jose State.

So, it looks like he's ran a 4.39, 4.44 (x2), and a 4.45 in these two workouts alone.


Ah ok. Sorry I didn't catch that. I wonder if maybe the Cal workout was set up the same way as the San Jose State one? He worked out for half of it. Coach asked players not from Cal to leave. Or you are right and he was just so impressive that the Cal coach was getting overprotective of his players.
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Re: Crawford in the NFL?

Postby Common Cat on Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:48 am

Since the end of the season, I was hoping DC would get a spot on our staff. He is a tremendous asset to our program, it would be nice to keep him involved somehow.
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Re: Crawford in the NFL?

Postby technoCat on Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:53 am

Common Cat wrote:Since the end of the season, I was hoping DC would get a spot on our staff. He is a tremendous asset to our program, it would be nice to keep him involved somehow.


Yeah but can you imagine if he went and got 6-10 solid years in the NFL and then came back and was apart of the staff! We'd have every borderline FCS/FBS running back in the country wanting to come here.... k maybe a little wishful thinking but it would still be awesome! :D
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Re: Crawford in the NFL?

Postby Hawks86 on Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:31 am

Here is a news report on Crawford. It looks like 4 teams are interested in him.

http://www.montanasnewsstation.com/glob ... University -
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Re: Crawford in the NFL?

Postby technoCat on Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:27 pm

I know the broncos signed a bunch or rb's this offseason but I would love to see DC in orange and blue. I think he could do great things in that system, maybe not be a star but could definitely carve out a role for himself.
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Re: Crawford in the NFL?

Postby Cuseadelphian on Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:09 pm

Hey Nation -

I interviewed Demetrius Crawford recently and just posted it on our blog, the Tenzone.

http://www.abcmontana.com/sports/blog

I also included Crawford's best numbers from various pro days along side the two top running backs in this draft, Beanie Wells and Knowshon Moreno.

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Re: Crawford in the NFL?

Postby technoCat on Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:20 pm

technoCat wrote:I know the broncos signed a bunch or rb's this offseason but I would love to see DC in orange and blue. I think he could do great things in that system, maybe not be a star but could definitely carve out a role for himself.


well for some strange reason the broncos took moreno with there first pick instead of a defensive player so I don't see crawford going there. I really, really don't want to see him in purple...

ps no knock on moreno I just think the broncos had other needs.
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