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players who get drafted from G5 schools share several key characteristics:
dominant players in their league; remain injury free; and, have NFL physical attributes (size, speed, strength, quickness, agility, etc)…..,
take a look at who made the 2015 AAC all-conference teams…, the best players on your team must be one of the better players in your league to get drafted for a chance to play on Sundays…,
Temple had seven players make first team all conference last year, and Tavon Young would have made it if he were not such a great shutdown corner.., teams stopped throwing in his direction after the ND game
Is it a good sign or an omen of 2 years in a row multiple guys of NFL quality will have left the program. Is the recruiting and player development keeping pace with such an exodus? I sure hope so.
Temple had 7 players make All-AAC first team in 2015, should have been 8 with Tavon Young….,
can you count 7 Temple players who will make all conference first team in 2016?
good news is the schedule is softer and we have seven home games so 10 wins or more remain a strong possibility
plus, the stats compiled against teams like Army and Stony Brook should be off the charts. NFL did not hold it against Noah Spencer (at 6-3, 252 roughly the same size as Praise) that he got a dozen sacks while playing for Eastern Kentucky. If Praise gets a dozen or more sacks, they won’t ask what his competition was, either.
The seven: Dawkins, Thomas, Armstead, Praise, Champ, Webb (if he gets on the field), Reddick. Likely? No. Possible? Yes. Only thing holding up P.J. is if Ward stays healthy. Don’t see P.J. beating out Ward and I’m a big P.J. fan (possibly the biggest).
PJ Walker, Kip Patton, Ventell Bryant, Dion Dawkins, Jahad Thomas, Praise Martin, Sean Chandler, one of the 2 young RBs, Robinson, Roddick, Finch, one of the 3 starting LB all have a great chance of being 1st team all AAC.
Chandler will not come out early and he was picked on last year. This was the result of Young being so good but Chandler seemed to be a step behind talented receivers. Perhaps a move to free safety would help him but he was no lockdown corner last year. Unless PJ has a special year, he won’t be drafted. He is too small and lacks consistent accuracy and doesn’t throw the long ball well.
this looks like a pretty good long ball to me:
PJ had a nice year, he averaged 17.8 attempts per game. This was down from the previous year where he averaged 31 attempts per game. He mostly took care of the ball, minimized mistakes and managed the game. I don’t see him making and or playing QB at the next level and I mean no disrespect. Lots of guys with great college careers don’t make it. He is not a great touch passer and we all know the throwing windows in the NFL are much smaller than anything he would have faced in college.
all of the deep throws here are right on the money … I’ve seen every game P.J. played and don’t remember more than 1 or 2 deep throws he’s really misfired on … criticism of him as a deep thrower is really unfounded: Definitely one of his strengths:
the start of 2016 will be very interesting, we’ll know after the third game if gamers can step up and replace the seniors of 2015…,
Praise and Finch need to stay healthy and on the field…, hard to be great missing practice every week..,
DT will be an issue all year.., look for more 5-2 or 3-4 fronts vice the 4-3 fronts of the last several years..,
think it will come down to this, can we protect our QB and can we put the opposing QB on his butt?
the AAC, outside of Navy, is turning into the fast and furious…., note all the emphasis on speed this past recruiting season…,
seven home games is the meal ticket for 2016.., we need to get the fans out to the Linc
Meal ticket is a very good way to describe it. If we sweep our home games, we will be in the AAC title game and that will also be a home game. That game is the game we will have to put 35-40K in the stands and not allow Greg Ward’s teammates to hear his audibles from the line of scrimmage.
One of the things I like about PJ is his “never give up” attitude. How many times in a series did the O go nowhere on the 1st and 2nd downs and then on 3rd down (sometimes 4th) he’d come up with a play for a first down or more. I got to a point where I sat there and said here we go again but PJ will do something on 3rd down – and he often did.
after watching that kid needlessly take hits in an empty backfield all of 2014, he is the last kid I want to criticize. To me, it’s a tribute to his character that he is not shellshocked every time a pass rusher comes near him. In fact, he seems to relish the challenge to get away and make a play downfield. Really don’t like to criticize the kids who are not paid professionals yet. The paid professional coaches? What they did leaving him largely unprotected in 2014 is fair criticism.