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Offline mancl

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return guys
« on: February 22, 2019, 03:51:16 PM »
The Packers are lacking a decent returner unless Trevor Davis makes the team.  Who are some guys who can fill the void as a return specialist, particularly as a PR?

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Re: return guys
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2019, 08:28:19 AM »
Unless I am missing a draftable PR, I really don't think their is that guy this year. Josh Jacobs-RB probably 1st rounder, Deebo Samuel-WR probably 2nd rounder and Miles Sanders-RB probably a 5th-7th round type were all very good KO returners in college, but none of them returned punts that I know of. The best PR that I know of in this draft is probably Michael Walker-WR from Boston College and he more than likely will be a UDFA. His best comp I would guess is the former Badger Alex Erickson who made it with the Bengals as UDFA in 2016 and has done well as their RS. If anyone has someone that I overlooked, please chime in.         

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Re: return guys
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2019, 02:20:49 PM »
As a return guy more so on kickoffs saw this guy when watching Darrell Henderson highlights.  Tony Pollard was just as exciting to watch as Henderson was.  He does it all as a RB, WR and kick off returner.
One of college football’s most electrifying performers … One of the nation’s top kick returners … Also sees action at RB and WR … Has seen action in 26 games, making 17 starts … Has 60 kick returns for 1,949 yards and six TD … His six kick-return TD are a school record … His 60 kick returns and 1,949 yards both are second-most in program history. 
Three of his six kick returns for TD were 100 yards … His 32.5 kick-return average is tops in program history … A run/receive threat, has 389 rushing yards on 61 carries and 834 receiving yards on 65 receptions … Has 3,183 all-purpose yards, the third-most in school history.
 

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Re: return guys
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2019, 08:02:02 PM »
As a return guy more so on kickoffs saw this guy when watching Darrell Henderson highlights.  Tony Pollard was just as exciting to watch as Henderson was.  He does it all as a RB, WR and kick off returner.
One of college football’s most electrifying performers … One of the nation’s top kick returners … Also sees action at RB and WR … Has seen action in 26 games, making 17 starts … Has 60 kick returns for 1,949 yards and six TD … His six kick-return TD are a school record … His 60 kick returns and 1,949 yards both are second-most in program history. 
Three of his six kick returns for TD were 100 yards … His 32.5 kick-return average is tops in program history … A run/receive threat, has 389 rushing yards on 61 carries and 834 receiving yards on 65 receptions … Has 3,183 all-purpose yards, the third-most in school history.

Interesting guy as a KO returner, but only returned 2 punts in his college career. Would be a start from scratch player there and personally I'm not a fan of that. But he would be an interesting move around piece on offense with jet sweeps and slot screens to go along with his KO return ability. Some draft sites have him as a potentially draftable player in the 6th or 7th round. Would be a fun player to have in training camp to atleast take a look and see.

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Re: return guys
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2019, 05:25:22 PM »
Interesting no mention of Andy Isabella?

Would be a dynamic piece added to WR corp and has returned punts and KO's over his career at UMass.

But I think he's going to get drafted higher than GB wants to invest in a slot WR.

The guy I like is Mecole Hardman/Georgia.

2018 highlights
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5r32DN7Nyk


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Re: return guys
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2019, 06:51:31 PM »
 We're a cold weather team, Isabella has small hands. Very impressive resume, they may see something that trumps the small hands.

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Re: return guys
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2019, 07:10:37 PM »
Interesting no mention of Andy Isabella?

Would be a dynamic piece added to WR corp and has returned punts and KO's over his career at UMass.

But I think he's going to get drafted higher than GB wants to invest in a slot WR.

The guy I like is Mecole Hardman/Georgia.

2018 highlights
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5r32DN7Nyk

Need to dig a little deeper on Isabella as a returner danno, didn't do a lot of it and when he did, he wasn't all that great at it.

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Re: return guys
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2019, 08:36:43 AM »
Interesting no mention of Andy Isabella?

Would be a dynamic piece added to WR corp and has returned punts and KO's over his career at UMass.

But I think he's going to get drafted higher than GB wants to invest in a slot WR.

The guy I like is Mecole Hardman/Georgia.

2018 highlights
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5r32DN7Nyk

Need to dig a little deeper on Isabella as a returner danno, didn't do a lot of it and when he did, he wasn't all that great at it.

I'm not advocating for Isabella, RT. My guy is Mecole Hardman.

Just saying I'm surprised his name hadn't been floated here already.

As for his college experience:
2015 - Kick-off returns 17; return average 18.53 yds (no punt returns)
2016 - kick-off returns 1; 14.00 yds (no punt returns)
2017 - kick-off returns 5; return average 22.80 yds. Punt returns 2; return average 11.00 yds
2018 - No kick-off returns. Punt returns 7; return average 7.86 yds.

IMO, Isabella became such a key cog in the UMass offense that they did not want to over expose him to injury on ST's. Doesn't mean he can't return, just they didn't want to lose a major playmaker returning kicks.